Sunday, 22 July 2012

5 Songs I Like This Week

1. In The Flowers by Animal Collective -This was released in 2009 and I am gutted its taken me so long to hear it, its an amazing song by an amazing band which starts as something quiet and builds into a climax that makes you see where The Maccabees got inspiration for Given To The Wild. Infact it was Orlando Weeks who turned me onto this band (via an interview, not face to face regretfully)
2. Sleep Alone by Two Door Cinema Club - the new 2dcc song is everything you could hope for and expect  from the band, keeping their signature sound but developing it enough that it sounds current and exciting.
3. Up From Below by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - After watching Big Easy Express (read what I thought below) I had this song in my head for days. Its summery, uplifting and quirky, and their live performance of it blew me away
4. Fail For You by Luke Sital-Singh - I heard this from Nylon's Good Listener feature (seriously check it out if you havent yet, its the best place for new music), and instantly fell in love. His harmonies are reminiscent of Bon Iver and his lyrics are beautiful.
5. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean - I know that's the album, not a song but I just couldn't choose one song. I have never been so quickly addicted to an album, and out of the 17 songs there is not one which I dislike. It fits every mood, every time of day - I just love it. If I had to recommend a few key songs I would say Thinking About You, Sweet Life, Bad Religion and Forrest Gump, but seriously buy the album, you wont regret it !!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Big Easy Express

I have just finished watching Big Easy Express, a film by Emmet Malloy about the week and a half when Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show embarked on the Railroad Revival Tour across America. If, like me you love folk and country music, you will love this film. shot in a mix of colour and black and white, with beautiful vintage style cinematography throughout, watching it is like being sucked into an hour long dream of idyllic americana. It's uplifting, moving and beautiful, and my only criticism would possibly be that it wasnt long enough !
Of course I managed to squeeze some fashpiration out of the film aswell, and this came mainly from Jade and Nora of Edward Sharpe. Although they have different styles, they both have a gypsy, hippie, bohemian aesthetic which appealed a lot to me and inspired the set below..
big easy express

1. Tunic by Sophia Kokosalacki at ASOS, £60
2. Rucksack by Urban Outfitters, £48
3. Skirt by Topshop, £30
4. Top by Urban Outfitters, £40
5. Necklace by Topshop, £12
6. Dress by Kimchi Blue at ASOS, £85

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Street Style Aesthetic featuring me !

A few weeks ago I went to Graduate fashion Week (read about that here) and was snapped by Wayne Tippets, of Street Style Aesthetic.  I was very honoured as I read the blog regularly, and previous subjects have been Alexa Chung, Lulu Kennedy, Susie Lau etc. I was wearing my beloved band of Gypsies at ASOS kimono, Blitz London shorts and New Look wedges.