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The Anti Christmas Jumper Campaign, a guide

Okay, to be honest we do love a good Christmas Jumper here at 1883 Magazine and enjoy a little tongue in cheek/innuendo. But this year we want to do things a bit differently and look at inspiration of nostalgia with a hint of a twist and pizazz

So where to look, what to do and how to keep your gift receiver happy? Well, no fear. We have scoured high and low to try and give you a bit of Christmas cheer in the most stylish way possible.

Bella Freud

Can you ever go wrong with a Bella Freud jumper? We think not. This year we are madly in love with this Hallelujah Baby intarsia wool sweater in the perfect festive colour of red with a subtle nod at Christmas to wear all year around.

Bella Freud, Hallelujah Jumper in red RRP £290 www.bellafreud.com


Say no to Christmas Jumpers all together with this easy peasy jumper from hip and happening label of the moment, Ganni

Ganni, Lott Isoli Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt £120.00 www.themodist.com


Okay, you have two choices: you either spend your hard earned cash on a jumper you don’t even want, or you can treat yourself to these perfect Converse x JW Anderson trainers.

Available from 14th December at J-WAnderson.comConverse.com, JWA Workshop, Selfridges, Dover Street Market and MatchesFashion.com

JW Anderson

Speaking of Anderson, there’s nothing like nostalgia than a hint of granny crotchet. That why we are love this catwalk piece from Anderson, incorporating just the right amount without compromising on style.

J.W. Anderson, Crew neck with crotchet sleeve £940.00 www.j-w-anderson.com


Jumper dressing is the way to go, and you cant get any better than this cashmere piece from Arela.

Arela, Cashmere Tuni £332.38  www.arelastudio.com

John Smedley 

If you absolutely cannot go a Christmas without wearing a particularly festive jumper, then might we suggest this reindeer piece from John Smedley with Raoul the reindeer?

John Smedley, Raoul in Hepburn Smoke, RRP £125 www.johnsmedley.com


Subtlety isn’t our strongest point as we love a bit of brashness here at 1883, but we couldn’t pass up this number from A.L.C with some metallic striped joy. Plus its in sale right now too.

A.L.C., Elisa Metallic Striped Turtleneck Sweater £315.00 ‎ down to £158.00 www.themodist.com


Second Christmas gift guide, and second entry from Gucci; is it obvious that we are expecting (read: lusting) after something from the design house this Christmas? To keep in with the theme, well you can’t get any more tongue in cheek than this Guccy jumper. Major LOLZ points.

Gucci, Cotton sweatshirt with teddy bear £ 950 www.gucci.com/

Madeleine Thompson

One of two cashmere entries, this Madeleine Thompson racer striped jumper is perfect if your planning on making a quick exit before the Quality Streets come out.

Maeline Thompson, Amy color-block cashmere turtleneck sweater £280 www.net-a-porter.com

Jamiroquai Live at the O2 Arena, London

Last Wednesday evening we headed to the packed out O2 Arena for an evening of sublime music by legendary band, Jamiroquai. It was a sold out affair and the stadium was packed, quite literally, to the rafters with every seat and standing space occupied by die hard fans, of absolutely all ages. From millennials to baby boomers, the audience were singing along to every word throughout the night, creating a united and unified atmosphere. Not a single person was sat down and it was clear to see we were all in store of a night of musical magic.

In true Jay Kay style, the front man entered the stage wearing a tracksuit jacket, as well as a sensational light up head dress, which made him resemble some sort of galactic unicorn funk warrior. It was clear to see that Jay Kay’s still got it. As well as bringing a night of nineties nostalgia, the 47-year-old performed played some of their amazing releases from their 2017 album, Automaton.

After having to cancel his shows which were scheduled to be earlier this year due to illness, Jay Kay made it up to his loyal fans and back with a bang, he delivered to a standard that exceeded all expectation. Despite admitting that it was easier when he was 25-years-old (in his words), Jay Kay and the band delivered an incredible performance, playing legendary classics such as ‘Little L’, ‘Cosmic Girl’ and ‘You Give Me Something’, as well as tracks from their amazing album released this year including ‘Shake It On’, ‘Automaton’ and ‘Cloud 9’.

Ending the night with one of their best loved tracks, ‘Virtual Insanity’, we were left on a massive high, along with the rest of the audience. After selling over 25 million albums since their debut in the early 90’s, it’s no surprise that this was most certainly a night to remember.

To visit Jamiroquai’s website click here.
To see what’s on at the O2 click here.


One the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Well here we have it, 1883’s countdown to Christmas. To kick things off this year we will be bringing you a selection of the finest gifts ranging from sparkly jewels through to nostalgic Christmas gifts with a twist. 1883 are here once again to ease the struggle of Christmas shopping


Who wouldn’t love a bit of Chanel under the Christmas tree? This Jonc Coco Crush is a true classic, unobtrusive yet glamorous, sparkly yet understated. We want, we love and we covet.

Coco Crush’ Bracelet in 18K White Gold and Diamonds by CHANEL Fine Jewellery, £8,100

Maria Tash

Maria Tash is a cult classic for a reason. Her perfectly dainty ornate earrings scattered along the ear are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Her studio in Liberty London is forever full, and we are joining the queue to grab our hands on the Diamond Flower Garland Studded Earring in Rose Gold.

£830 available from www.libertylondon.com

Susannh Lovis

Planning a surprise engagement this Christmas? Susannah Lovis offers unique pieces that are truly spectacular. This Edwardian three stone diamond ring is a piece that will send the heart fluttering before you even pop the question.

Edwardian three stone diamond ring set in platinum and gold £3,850.00 www.susannahlovis.com

Monica Vinader

You can never go wrong with a Monica Vinader piece for Christmas. From friendship bracelets that will surely cement your friendship to stacking rings, Monica Vinader provides a win win service. This year we are lusting after the Signature Thin Ring in 18ct Rose Gold Vermeil on Sterling Silver.

RRP £150 www.monicavinader.com

Soru Jewllery 

More is more, thanks to a certain design house, (we looking at you Gucci), and this year we are embracing the pearly queen revival.

Baroque Pearl Earrings, Gold £130.00 www.sorujewellery.com


Speaking of Gucci… this Le Marché des Merveilles necklace provides a bit of glam, a bit of cheer and a bit of happiness to any outfit, any time of the day. Go on, make someone’s Christmas a bit more special this year.

Le Marché des Merveilles necklace £ 2,210 www.gucci.com

Martin Katz

Looking for a classic piece that will keep even the most difficult person happy? Martin Katz offer timeless classics sure to win anyone’s heart.

Available from – www.martinkatz.com



We are really going for it this Christmas and are unbashedly including this extravagant brooch from Jorie. Can you be anymore Christmassy than a reindeer brooch? I think not…(Full disclaimer: Yes, that was said in a Chandler Bing voice).

Jorie Angelo Brooch £19,950 www.harveynichols.com/brand/jorie/


Vertigo Restaurant & Moon Bar: Bangkok, Thailand

Our Thailand adventure begins in its capital city, Bangkok. After a full-on culture soaked day exploring, we take a break and enter a blissful utopia, located in the very heart of the city. Soaring an impressive 61 floors above the buzzing City of Angels, floats the magnificent Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar. From the moment we entered this sky-high haven, we felt a million miles away from the bustling city below, as we nestled into the relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

The exquisitely curated light-up cocktail menu offers a selection of exceptional blends; we opted for the Moon Bar Mojito. It’s hard to believe that only moments earlier we were walking the humid pavements of Bangkok, as we peacefully enjoyed cocktails in the warm oasis that is the Moon Bar, which sits at the very top of the Bayan Tree Hotel. Boasting breath-taking panoramic views of the entire city (and beyond) the Vertigo and Moon offer an exclusive vista to the lucky ones who visit.

After a couple of heavenly cocktails, we were escorted to our table. Sitting on the very edge of the restaurant, on the upper deck, it quite simply felt as though we were dining amongst the clouds. The specially selected set menu arrived quickly, and the waiter took his time carefully and thoroughly explaining the food and its flavours. After three delicious courses, we sat back and enjoyed the view before we were whisked inside to the lounge area of the Moon Bar.

Inside, we were led to a row of plush window seats; huge cushion filled sofas, built right up against the vast windows. The cosy seats were parallel to a wall of glass, which offered a stunning view of the sparkling Bangkok skyline. As we were served yet more delicious cocktails and after-dinner snacks, the live band performed a mixture of classic and contemporary pop and jazz songs to a crowed bewitched by the lead singers velvety voice. The atmosphere was intensely luxurious, yet not a single person felt out of place, as the hosts and hostesses were extraordinarily welcoming and hospitable. Our hour or two of post-dinner relaxation on the Moon Bar sofas were the perfect end to a perfect evening.

From the views to the food, to the service, the music and of course the cocktails – the Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar are most certainly filled to the brim with the stuff dreams are made of. We were amongst the very last to leave and at that, not empty handed. We were gifted a book filled with exquisite recipes of Vertigo Restaurant dishes. From start to finish, it quite simply felt as though we were floating on a cloud. And not just any cloud… cloud 9.

For more information click here.


Google releases teaser of series with Adwoa Aboah

Google has released the first film of a series, entirely shot on Pixel 2, featuring Model of the Year Adwoa Aboah in a campaign which invites those who challenge conventional ways of doing things to co-create a short film.

The act of questioning has led to some of the biggest breakthroughs in our world.

Founder of Gurls Talk and newly crowned, Fashion Awards Model of the Year, outspoken Adwoa Aboah is credited for more than being a model. With her commitment to Gurls Talk, an online community for young women that discusses topics like mental health, sex and social media, Adwoa has always asked for more from society. Google too, has always challenged the status quo and asked more of the world around us.

Google collaborated with film-maker Rollo Jackson. According to Jackson, ‘Quite simply, I want to visualise her questions in the most expressive, exciting and provocative way.’

Adwoa’s chosen themes are: image and what counts as normal;  self-confidence, the impact of role models and deciding what’s acceptable.

Activist and model, Adwoa Aboah commented; “Partnering with Google to support their message of ‘Ask More’ is a unique opportunity to challenge people to think about what it means to ask more of themselves, and also of others.  It also connects with the messaging surrounding Gurls Talk – continuing the dialogue around open communication without stigma, censorship, and judgement.  The partnership and film allowed a genuine and clear message to be the focus; ask questions and always challenge.  Teaming up with Rollo brought it all to life.”

Google will release full video later. Keep eyes peeled.

Maison Kitsuné presents “Team Spirit”, their F/W 2017 capsule collection

Maison Kitsuné presents “Team Spirit”, their F/W 2017 capsule collection for men and women inspired by American Football.

From the American-themed dreams of brand co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki comes “Team Spirit” – an autumnal capsule collection of preppy silhouettes that encompasses college spirit. The sporty chic pieces inspired by American football exude nonchalant youthful attitude in a stars-and- stripes colour palette of blue, red and white.

Even the fox, an ever-present brand emblem, gets the American treatment and becomes a star quarterback sporting “08” football helmet in the centre of a classic sweatshirt.

Mens and womens ranges available online now https://shop.kitsune.fr/man


Get Festive at Boxpark – Shoreditch

So, here we have it. December, packed Oxford Street and apparently imminent snow. But dont be a scrooge! Get into the festive spirit over at Boxpark Shoreditch, who are hosting an exclusive night of discounts TONIGHT!

Boxpark Shoreditch’s amazing line up of retail traders that includes the likes of Deciem, Bedhead, Onepiece, Nordic Poetry, Hype, Mennace and loads more will be celebrating with discounts of up to 20% for one night only. Meanwhile, any hungry shoppers can head over to The Athenian and Les Deux Amies, who will be offering 20% off on selected specialities. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone that missed Black Friday to make up for it.

Throughout December Boxpark Shoreditch will also play host to The Secret Santa Shop, selling an enormous array of awesome gift ideas perfect for that annual office or family occasion. On top of this, Boxpark Shoreditch will be launching an advent calendar of festive giveaways with new prizes announced daily.

Address: 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY

Review: Beauty and the Feast @ The Vaults

Beauty and the Feast – the latest immersive supperclub event from Darling & Edge and Grub Club. A magical synthesis of theatre performance and a feast fit for a beast. Entrenched in The Vaults – Waterloo’s subterranean alternative theatre home. This event had a lot to live up to, following Darling and Edges’ eccentric and enticing sets at Alice Adventures Underground and Gingerline.

We entered from the Leake Street tunnel entrance, a dark and graffiti-laden secret passage leading us through the magic mirror. The fairy tale vibe had began, as we found ourselves immersed in Pantoland, an extravagant world filled with a jumble of vintage furniture, theatre sets, neon signs, wigs and a disco ball. Guests were dressed in their best French fashion, as we sipped on perfectly named cocktails, which set the tone for the night ahead. Whilst Fairy Liquid, the compere of the evening, and mystical friends mingled their way through the audience.

Fairy Liquid lead us through a secret passage into a theatrical feast like no other – a gluttonous banquet, serving up dishes like blue cheese cheesecake, venison sausages, a delicious beetroot salad and oozing stuffed pumpkin, it was tasty and plentiful. The dining space was decorated elaborately, as chandeliers hung from each corner of the room aligning the long dinner party tables beneath. For dessert, we were served meringue mushrooms with spiced ginger jelly and coconut ice cream, as the story unfolded around us.

The final interlude saw Belle and the Beast avoiding each other, whilst Fairy Liquid was insistent on getting them together alongside the encouragement of the audience. The climax of the night was suitably raucous (and alcohol fuelled), as Belle climbed up onto the dinning table to perform a striptease, dancing to pop anthems including a very well received rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I wanna dance with somebody’. Fairy Liquid then led the audience back downstairs where people were free to drink some more and dance into the night.

Beauty and the Feast takes place from 6th October – 14th January 2018 at The Vaults. Tickets cost from £45 and can be purchased here.

Words by Katie Louden.




London Top Club Picks: Cassius & Alex Metric at EGG

Egg’s regular Friday night Egg Present brings together two huge acts whose big room house sound has developed from underground beginnings.

 Emerging out of the same Parisian scene as Daft Punk, Cassius – aka Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass – deserve similar praise. Tracks such as ‘Cassius 1999’, ‘Feeling For You’ and ‘La Mouche’ were huge disco-sampling hits before the turn of the Millennium, while 2002’s ‘Sound of Violence’ has been a perennial club favourite, remixed by everyone from David Keno and Luciano to Aeroplane. Having remixed headline acts from Björk to Depeche Mode themselves, more lately they’ve worked with Cat Power and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, belying their hip-hop roots as Le Funk Mob.

 Another hugely experienced producer and DJ, Alex Metric has mixed huge electro club smashes like the Alexander O’Neal sampling ‘Rave Weapon’ with nuanced, vocal-led tracks such as the Stefan Storm fronted ?’Heart Weighs A Ton’. Along the way, he’s worked with Steve Angello, Charli XCX and Jacques Lu Cont, all peers of Alex and his faultless studio skills.

Friday 15th December
23:00 – 6:00
Advance tickets from £5 | Student Members £10 | More on the door

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Bonobo, Sir David Rodigan, Outlook Orchestra and Children of Zeus announced for Outlook Opening Concert 2018

Returning to Fort Punta Christo for its’ eleventh edition, Europe’s largest celebration of sound system culture, Outlook Festival, is back for 2018 with another edition featuring the heaviest names in bass, grime, dubstep, hip-hop, reggae, garage and more. As with each year, Outlook will host a mesmerising opening concert of epic proportions in Pula’s stunning 2,000 year old amphitheatre, this year celebrating a new decade of Outlook, with Sir David “RAM JAM” Rodigan MBE and the all important Outlook Orchestra, uniting to perform a series of tracks that have soundtracked David’s forty years in the music biz. As well as this there’s the always magical Bonobo set to perform, on top of Manchester hip-hop / soul superstars, Children of Zeus.

On Wednesday 5th September 2018, the iconic Pula Amphitheatre hosts ambient maestro Bonobo with his revered ‘Migration’ show, the British producer’s most heavily acclaimed and most poignant production to date. A series out sell out shows and his latest release, Migration, propelled Bonobo’s status in the electronic elite to new levels. Blurring the lines between trip-hop, pop and left field dance music on a symphonic tip, Migration is a testament to Bonobo’s genre-blending approach, honed over the last 15 years. Aesthetically driven with emotionally charged, cinematic moments, its blissed out beats married with saturated strings and jazz influenced drums – Bonobo’s trademark sound sets the scene for another stellar edition of Outlook festival.

On top of this, the Opening Concert sees the one and only David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan join forces with the Outlook Orchestra to mark his forty years as a celebrated curator, host and DJ. Now a king pin of the sound clash and representing roots and reggae and Caribbean culture, David has championed all from early ska and rocksteady, through to dancehall, jungle and beyond. Following sell out shows in Bristol and London, David Rodigan will add a touch of his own personality to the Orchestra line-up. A long standing member of the Outlook family, David joining forces with the mighty Outlook Orchestra will be a new adventure, spanning riddims old and new that have been significant to us all – all performed by Outlook affiliated artists.

To top this off, Manchester’s finest new duo Children Of Zeus join the bill, fresh from their acclaimed album ‘The Story So Far’ dropping earlier this year. Formed of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley, the dream team create lo-fi sounds for the soul.

Capacity for this show is limited, and with the final David Rodigan x Outlook Orchestra show selling out in under week, act fast to cement your place at Outlook Festival Opening concert. To secure your place at this truly special show in a jaw-dropping venue, grab a ticket and celebrate a spellbinding showcase, opening the 11th edition of Outlook Festival with us: outlookfestival.com/tickets.

Since its 2000 inception, Outlook Festival remains at the forefront of sound system culture. Year on year the festival hosts the hottest acts, playing on crystal clear sound systems across a plethora of stages. Championing cutting edge sounds within the holds of the Croatian fort, Outlook Festival continues to thrive, held in high-regard by curious music lovers and ever faithful festival-goers returning. More information on line-ups to come in the new year – keep your eyes peeled.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.