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Tuesday LustList: SS16 Beauty

So, the rain is going nowhere, puddles are everywhere and London is as gray as it comes. However how to enjoy all the beautiful offerings of SS16? Well, for this week’s LustList we turn to beauty to help inject some much needed SS16 spirit into our style wardrobes.

Bryedo Heliotropia

Exclusively sold at Liberty London, the new Bryedo Heliotropia marks the brands 10th Birthday and is a special collaboration between the two brands. The new scent is a subtle hint of fresh white flowers, hazy dawns and sweet sweet happiness. The perfect pick me up when its drizzling.

Bryedo Heliotropia now in store and online and Liberty London and www.libertylondon.co.uk 100ml RRP £135

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Waterproof, melt-proof and like a gel liner in pencil form, the new addition to Marc Jacobs make up line is a summer must have. Bold coloured eye make up was the hottest look on SS16 catwalks, and now Jacobs new line provides the perfect formula for smooth and precise application. Available in an array of richly pigmented shades – including our faourite, Wavelength, a deeply hued blue.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Exclusive to Harrods and Harrods.com, instore now. RRP £19.00

Sönd Replenishing Face Oil

If you’re still working hard to replenish your winter skin thanks to the abysmal weather, then look no further than Sönd Replenishing Face Oil. Use around three-four drops of the oil in the evenings to help nourish your skin. Works a excellently post-sun drenched holidays to help your skin retain moisture and a dream for even the most sensitive of skins.

Sönd Replenishing Face Oil, available to buy from http://www.sondskin.com RRP £34.00

Mio Workout Wonderball

We’ve all suffered from post-work out muscle pain, and now mio have answered all our prayers. The easy to roll ball helps target specific muscles in your legs, neck, shoulders and arms post work out to help invigorate and revitalize tired muscles. This is our new must have for the gym bag.

Mio Workout Wonderball available online at www.mioskincare.co.uk RRP £21.00

NARS Supersized Orgasm

Everyone’s favorite blush goes supersized. The new Nars Supersized Orgasm is the same universally flattering pinky-peach as the original Orgasm, however the news supersized version is almost double in size at .28ounces as opposes to 0.16 ounces. Double the size, double the pleasure. Go forth and enjoy!

NARS Super Orgasm available in their new standalone store 9 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8HN RRP £28.00

& Other Stories Hand cream in Lemon DayDream


All the severe weather changes can play havoc on our hands, and what better way for some TLC then a zesty hand cream? & Other Stories Lemon Dream is a soft and light formula that sinks in quickly to leave hands feeling refreshed and, well, not dry. £4 a pop.

& Other Stories Hand cream in Lemon DayDream available in store RRP £4

Glo & Ray

Punchy fuchsia, Glo & Ray’s La Amo Lipstick in Rose Viola is the perfect addition to SS16 beauty cabinet for a playful hint of colour. Also to love the blue hued eyeliners for a not-so-subtle-nod to catwalk trends.

Glo and Ray La Amo Lipstick RRP £12, Sky Breaker Lasting Silky Eyeliner in Creamy Mint RRP £5.50 available at www.glo-ray.co.uk an instore at BeautyMART in Topshop Oxford Street.





Watch: Versace’s new Fashion Film by Bruce Weber

 Because the kindness of its people helped me to make this photographs, I feel like I can now call Chicago “my beat”. Bruce Weber.

Ahead of her SS2017 Menswear catwalk show in Milan, Donatella Versace previewed a fashion film by Bruce Weber, aptly named “Chicago is my Beat”. Filmed in stylish black and white, interspersed with shots of the who’s who of fashion model elite and a soundtrack by Prince, the mood of the short is inexplicably refreshing and filled with youthful spirit – thanks in part to Weber’s scouting of dancers from the streets of Chicago.

Of the location itself, Donatella said, ‘The actor Robert Mitchum once told me, “when you first get to a new town, always make friends with a Blonde”. Well, when I got to Chicago, I found my blonde in you, Donatella. I wanted us to visit this city together because of its rich history and the spirit of love and harmony you feel in its music.’

Flying the Rainbow Flag ahead of Pride Parade

In celebration of LGBTQ London Pride Festival this weekend, 1883 look at brands that are championing the spirit of the community.

adidas Originals Pride Pack

Releasing an exclusive range of apparel and Superstars, the new adidas Originals Pride Pack seeks to channel the energy of the global LGBTQ pride movement. The brand has incorporated the spirit of the movement by placing the iconic against a vibrant rainbow background. An exclusive collection of reworked Superstars will also see a kaleidoscopic splatter effect

Prices start at RRP £21.95 and available in the adidas Orignals store in Soho’s Fouberts place. As a sign of their ongoing commitment to the LGBT cause, adidas will commit to donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Pride Pack to Stonewall, an LGBT-related charitable organization headquartered in the UK. Specifically money raised will go towards the ‘Rainbow Laces Campaign’.

Stonewall x Absolut LGBTQ

Stonewall have long advocated for LGBTQ rights by sparking conversation around the LGBTQ community’s participation in sports in schools, universities and amateur sport clubs. The charity have now partnered up with Absolut to release a series of designer customized bottles, all designed to raise money for Stonewall. Names including Henry Holland, SIBLING, Gareth Pugh, Piers Atkinson, Princess Julia and many more have created one of pieces inspired by the idea of #AbsolutPride.

Absolut will also be donating a percentage of sales from bottles over Pride Weekend in London to Stonewall, with the one-off editions auctioned off via Givergy with all proceeds going directly to support Stonewall.

Levi’s X Harvey Milk Foundation

As a long time friend of the LGBTQ community, Levi’s have collaborated with the legendary Harvey Milk Foundation for a collection celebrating the legacy of the US politican. Milk was the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. public office in San Fransisco, and his later political activism helped pass a gay rights and bills in the city. The gender-neutral collection includes a trucker jacket emblazoned with Milk’s iconic quote “Hope will never be silent,” bandanda accessories in a rainbow of colows and a series of tees and tanks with the renowned milk bottle graphic in tribute to Harvey Milk.

A portion of the proceeds from the collection will go towards the Harvey Milk Foundation. The Levi’s® x Harvey Milk Foundation Pride 2016 Collection is available since March at select locations throughout Australia and Asia and throughout the Americas and Europe in May and June. The collection will also be available for purchase on select Levi.com sites around the globe including Australia, Japan, the Americas and Europe.

Diary of || Field Day 2016

The Field Day line-up is too good. It’s too good! Do you know how much great music I’ve missed over the past 3 years at that festival? Kurt Vile, Mount Kimbie, FKA Twigs, Owen Pallet, Floating Points, Philip Selway, Jamie xx, Arthur Beatrice, Courtney Barnett, Warpaint and too many more to mention have had to be over-looked because of other brilliant music that’s on elsewhere.

Credit must go to Tom Baker and his team for consistently putting together the perfect combination of exciting new acts and more established artists. But the one thing that Baker cannot control is the weather. And with Saturday’s heavy rain it meant for a day of trudging through the mud between Field Day’s eight stages.

I arrive at the Shacklewell Arms tent in time to make sure I get a decent spot for Fat White Family, a band that have garnered a reputation for putting on loud, visceral and theatrical live shows. And it’s a typically raucous performance that culminates in Lias Saoudi stripping down to his underwear before a stomping version of ‘Touch That Leather’ that leaves the entire audience sweaty and satisfied.

Next on the same stage, Blossoms attempt to impersonate just about every important guitar band of the last 25 years. There’s shades of everyone from fellow-Mancs Oasis to The Strokes to Arctic Monkeys. While some of the older members of the crowd have heard it all before, it’s difficult not to like Blossoms. They’re young and spirited and, though they’re not breaking any new ground, they’ve got some decent tunes.

On the other side of that spectrum is GOAT, who are entirely in a world of their own. They slink onto the stage adorned in their usual face masks and cloaks, resembling some kind of kaleidoscopic troupe of witch doctors. In a 2014 interview, the mysterious Mr Goatman declared that “psychedelic music is music that is free.” And free they are. The set is a freewheeling expedition through musical history and genre; stopping off at classic rock, 70s Turkish psychedelia, Afro beat, funk and just about everywhere in between.

Over on the Snap Crackle & Pop stage, Psychemagik, while relying solely on electronic sounds, are not as far removed from GOAT as you might think. Their heady mixture of funk, disco and house is perfect for that festival moment where you just want to sit on the grass, smoke a cig and talk crap with your mates.

After a short breather, it’s back across the mud to get myself in prime position for one PJ Harvey. About 10 years ago, a friend chucked a copy of ‘Stories From the City…’ at me and casually said, “Stick that on. You might like it.” My life since has never been the same. There was something about her energy, the silky quality of her voice, the intriguing, beguiling lyrical content and the dark beauty of her soundscape that I just could not get away from. And here I am waiting to see her live for the first time.

Emerging through the smoke leading her 10 piece band, corvine shawl draped over her slim shoulders, she wields her saxophone less like a magic wand and more like some kind of enchanted staff. For such a slender figure she is an almighty presence in such a huge arena. Every eye is locked on her as she saunters into ‘Chain of Keys.’ The militaristic drum beat acts as a call to arms as the crowd are drawn forward. There is no surge, as such, more a physical response to Harvey’s magnetism.

The crunching guitar of Ministry of Defence juxtaposes perfectly with her feathery vocals and lilting melody. Harvey is an intense and spellbinding performer, her whole body twists as her hands weave above her head, reaching towards the blackening sky.

The opening of the set is heavy on songs from her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project; an extremely politically charged record, dealing with some of the bleakest circumstances imaginable and informed by trips to Afghanistan, Kosovo and the United States. Not your usual festival fodder! But what’s remarkable is that she handles these issue with such frankness, urgency and humour. I’ll never figure out how she’s able to get 20,000 people singing so joyously about how they’re “gonna put a Walmart” in a deprived are of Washington DC. It’s huge testament to Harvey as a performer, songwriter and political commentator.

Despite the enthusiasm for the new material, you get the impression that most of the audience have come to hear cuts from her older records. And, like any seasoned professional, she doesn’t disappoint. ‘When Under Ether’ is even more hypnotic than on record as she whispers softly to each and every person about “human kindness.” ‘Down By the Water’ and ‘50ft Queenie’ provide the most electrifying and empowering moments of the evening (“no-one can stop me…Hey I’m the king of the world), while the subtle instrumentation on ‘To Bring You My Love’ adds depth and texture to Harvey’s snarling, grizzly vocal; full to the brim of yearning and sexuality.

Finishing with the fittingly titled ‘A Perfect Day, Elise.’ I can’t help but think that PJ Harvey is one of those artists. One of those once in a lifetime musicians, like Bowie or Patti Smith before her, that people will look back on in years to come and think ‘Was she even real?’

As the sky finally clears above our heads and my heart settles, I’m thankful that, at last, I finally got to see and hear Polly Jean Harvey in the flesh.

A perfect day, indeed.

Word by Lee Moroney

For more information on Field Day visit: fielddayfestivals.com

Tuesday LustList: Trans-seasonal Dressing

One day late, but never too soon, our weekly LustList is back, this time with weatherproof clothing thanks to the nonexistent summer here in the UK.


Floods, missed trains and monsoon like rain in the middle of June calls for a perfect weather-proof jacket. For that reason we turn to Stutterheim. This rubberised tenchcoat is versatile and easy to intergrate into your wardrobe.

Stutterheim Rubberised Trench Coat available from www.harveynichols.com RRP £300


Next up, footwear. We are lusting HARD after the new Liberty x NikeLab collection, available in store now. Perfect for waddling through puddles, and looking impeccably stylish while doing so.

White Liberty Print Tennis Classic Ultra Trainers (seen here) RRP £95.00 available from Instore and online at www.liberty.co.uk

If trainers aren’t your thing, then look no further than Toga Pulla Ankle Boots. Pair with everything from a sundress or jeans for the perfect trans seasonal item.

Toga Pulla Black Leather Ankle Boots RRP £300 available from www.harveynichols.com


We find it’s best to keep a pair of shades handy should the sun decide to finally make an appearance. We love these Christopher Kane pair, subtly hued in a thin wire frame for prim panache.

Christopher Kane D Ring Sunglasses RRP £235 available from http://www.christopherkane.com


Off-the-shoulder perfection from Peter Pilotto for those days when the sun is peaking and you want to show a hint of skin.

Peter Pilotto Pallas off-the-houlder guipre top RRP £480 available from www.netaporter.com


Topshop Unique for a whimsical and fairytale dress, full of poetic perfection. Team with rock hard accessories to help you keep your cool when the sun hits.

Topshop Unique Silk Crepe Midi Dress RRP £250 available from www.netaporter.com

The Jacket

If all else fails, a trusty leather jacket will work best. Acne Studios is our go to brand and this goats leather jacket hitting the stores soon is the perfect buy to keep you going through the British Summer.

Acne Studios Leather Jacket part of the PF16 collection, available to buy soon from www.acnestudios.com RRP £1.300

Rinse | Born & Bred Festival 2016: Review & Video Diary

Blessed with unnaturally good weather, the bass-inclined masses gathered in Hackney’s Haggerston Park on Saturday June 4th for a celebration of London’s musical heritage in soundsystem culture. London had been given a chance to shine in more ways than one.

The first day saw grime steal the show as the Lord of the Mics stage brought most of East and South London to the stage. New talents like AJ Tracey, The Square and YGG crew all showed that the new generation have got what it takes to share the stage with the heavyweights.

For those who paced themselves (or just had the raw stamina) making it to the second day paid off in spades, offering even more sun and some of the festivals greatest moments. Kahn and Neek’s early extended set turbo-injected dubplate energy into a crowd still recovering from the night before.  Their range of Gorgon Sound edits, weighty exclusives and a particularly destructive remix of Solomon – Bokeh meant the crowd was fully turned up for day 2.

A surprise winner of Sunday came in the form of Nadia Rose. Originally billed to play much earlier in the day she instead found herself in front of a busy and rowdy main stage as evening crept in. With her DJ having sound problems, she fearlessly stepped up acapella to flow over her stage-partners solid beatboxing flows with the swagger of a pint size Jay-Z in Adidas hot pants.

Across the two days, however, it was the veterans of the scene that really stole the show. On Saturday, the DJ duo of Sticky and Scott Garcia, known together as Foundation, brought a slew of UKG classics to a sea of gun fingers. While hot new faces like Novelist brought plenty of hype and bravado, it was the MC sets from Newham Generals, P Money and Blacks that showed the new generation of grime artists how to really smash a live set.

When MC Versatile took to the stage alongside Crazy Cousinz on Sunday afternoon, they brought a set that read like a Ministry of Sound UK Funky greatest hits CD. It was the perfect soundtrack for hands-in-the-air skanking in the beaming sun, culminating in Kyla coming out for a recital of her UK club anthem “Do You Mind” and a surprise appearance from Rinse sweetheart Katy B. Whilst Born & Bred brilliantly showcased the current pulse of London’s underground, it also proved we wouldn’t be anywhere without the true originators; the kings and queens that form the bloodline of UK grime, garage and rap music.

Words by David March.


90s kids, Super Mario lovers and gamers can now proclaim their love of all things Nintendo thank to a very special collab with Vans.

The new collection in stores now will encompass an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Now available from vans.com/Nintendo to shop or find a store near you

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