Monday, 31 January 2011

Model of The Day

Zakub Zelman from Premier Models.

Breakfast at The Savoy With Geri

The reasons for our attendance at Geri Halliwell & Next's swimwear launch was tenuous at best; We love Geri Halliwell & were fascinated to see what The Savoy looked like post it's £100million make over. In our eagerness we bagged ourselves top-notch seats, sitting amongst the creme de la creme of womenswear press, or at least the ones who wanted a free breakfast.
(which FYI was mini eggs benedict, bacon rolls & trays of pastries)
After a brief introduction from an enthusiastic compere the models paraded about in various states of undress, the words 'you'll look a million dollars' ringing in our heads.
We couldn't quite negotiate how a £30 boob tube would manage that but we were willing to suspend belief for this enjoyable hour.
At the end Geri (dressed in winter appropriate playsuit & espadrilles) gave a quick speech on how she wanted to dress real women or words to that effect (We were trying to catch the attention of the waiters by this point) The ensuing scrum to get a picture with Miss Halliwell was brilliant. Why a whole room of intelligent women & gays turn into screaming fans at the sight of an ex Spice Girl we will never quite understand. Clearly Next do.

We Just Liked This

Jeremy Young for Paul Smith Underwear

Looking good! Jeremy Young is from Models1.

Boys in Burberry at the SAGS

Ah awards season you do brighten up a January morning! first there were the Golden Globes, we still have the Baftas & Oscars to look forward to & last night was the Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. Douglas Booth & Andrew Garfield looked particularly dashing in Burberry. There were reports that Tom Hardy was there too. We will persevere in finding evidence.
Also props to Santana for snaring Douglas Booth. You go girl.

Man O Man

Topman & Fashion East are one again collaborating on the 12th season of it's MAN show at London Fashion Week. The chosen designers are once again
New Power Studio, Felipe Rojas Llanos & Martine Rose.

Gordon Richardson, Topman Design Director says 'MAN continues burning the torch for all that's new and creative in British menswear design. Its heartbeat pumps the vital fresh blood into Menswear day’
We'll be there on the 23rd Feburary, reporting from the front-line!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

More Gerard

Gerard tanning in the new ss11 Hugo Boss Black campaign. Yum

Todays Crush

Gerard Salla at Storm Models. Lush.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Lovely Things

Is it a bum bag? Is it a back pack? Who can tell.
Which is all part of the fun & it's Lanvin which is even more funnerer.
Jack from Select wears polo shirt by YMC & bag by Lanvin.
Lollypop by Chupa Chup.

If I Said I Want This Jacket Now....


Friday, 28 January 2011

Jockeys Tug O' War

Jockey are 135 This year! We're rooting for the vintage styleee team. Pulllllllllllllllll!

Lovely Thing

A very fetching Tween trench with contrasting sleeves.
Worn by the very dashing Casper from Premier Models.
£380 Available at Harvey Nichols

Benetton SS Campaign

Benetton have taken the colour blocking trend & run with it. We're digging the pink socks.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Frank Strachan As A Little Boy!

Only joking! This is a preview of Fred Perry's kids collection which goes on sale at the end of the month. A super cute 30 piece collection for kids of 2 -8 years.
Would be perfect for your nephew/godson/adopted child. (delete as appropriate)


Also we really liked the facepainting at Walter Van Beirendonck, like the jaws of a shark engulfing the models head.
We like it almost as much as this homage to Chanel jacket in primary brights.

What Our Models Do In Their Own Time...

Kirtis Franklyn who we shot for lots of lovely things (see below), is a sprinter, training for the Olympics don't you know. Watch out Usain Bolt we know who we'll be screaming for.

Lovely Thing

It's Kirtis again, in this adorable sweater with rope detail from Peter Jensen.
£140 from BStore. 020 7734 6846

Paris Fashion Week: Bernhard Willhelm

Though we are shocked by the amount of colour seen on the AW catwalks this season, nothing quite tops Bernhard Willhelm's collection for sheer craziness. In a weird way there seems little cohesion amongst the collection yet the combination of strech fabrics, stripes & sporty influences make it unmistakeably Willhelm. Love the parasols too.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New Face: Diogo

From M&P models. Which is all you need to know really.

Vivienne Westwood's New Store

We found this on Twitter as some nice person @'d us. We think it's very modern how you can find out information nowadays. Isn't it handy & stuff? Weird also that there was a time berfore You Tube. We digress. This is the new Vivienne Westwood store on Melrose Avenue which looks pretty swish & a bit seedy. We like.

Greetings From India

We've just found this on t'interwebs. Apparently our Jimmy Anderson cover caused a stir in India.
We like that his bum has been pixelated. Can someone translate what they're saying?

It's Hot Boy O' Clock

Here is David de Bie from M&P Models.We especially like the middle picture.
It leaves little to the imagination.

Lovely Thing

Love this t-shirt from Lou Dalton.
There isn't nearly enough leopard print in menswear. £110
Modelled perfectly by Kirtis from Next Models

New Online Shop Mini Rant

We love browsing the virtual aisles, fills a high proportion of our day. But what's with the items per page viewing options? Who in their right minds wants 142 shirt options separated into pages of 20? As if that's dead handy. Doesn't everyone universally want to VIEW ALL & scroll?
Winds Us Up.

Such Fun!

Dr Martens have started to do satchels which is very exciting everyone! Made from the same leather as their 'Made In England' range & available in 5 covetable colours. We particularly like the cherry red one, would look fab with our duffel coats & black Dr Marten boots.
Only 300 of each colour have been made though so snap them up while you still can!

BStore For Baracuta

Fantastically hip Saville Row boutique BStore have collaborated with British heritage brand Baracuta on a capsule collection (fashion word decoded: capsule means mini) of three jackets, combining Baracuta's signature modish shapes with BStore's directional style.
We particularly enjoy the bleached denim harrington jacket.
From £300, available from BStore, Baracuta & Asos

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

When Frank Strachan Had Hair

Someone had fun at the DFS Sale.

Lovely Thing

Jonathan Nielssen from Elite London.
Oh Em Effing Gee.
Thanks to Jamie Baker for the pic. You've made our lives.

Nicki Minaj Wearing Just Cavalli

Our lovely friend Lucy sent us this picture (as she works for Cavalli)
She pulls a good face that Minaj, we'll give her that.

Prada By Numbers

You know how much we love Prada. Everything they touch turns to sold (to quote a deluded contestant on the Apprentice) Their new Lettering Project allows customers to customise a range of bags with saffiano leather letters. Available at selected stores *drumroll please* Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Monaco, New York, Tokyo, Nagoya, Beijing & Hong Kong as well as

We Like Loungewear

This is from Eastie, it looks dead comfy. Perfect for sitting in watching Take Me Out in.

Skins Guy In Fly53

We forgot to mention that the rather dashing Sean Teale who plays Nick in the new series of Skins popped into Cube PR's office last week to sample some of Fly53's Spring Summer collection.
We hope they put Ryan who works there on a leash. down boy.

Backstage at PFW: Paul Smith

It's like Piccadilly bloody Circus!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Tom Hotness Hardy

Wow. This has been doing the internet rounds for years.
But we just rediscovered & thought it deserved a post. Raunchy....
(why didn't we get him this naked when we shot him 2 years ago?!)

Last Chance for Valentine Pants!

We have teamed up with Aussiebum to celebrate the launch of their red Wonderjock Pro (with package enhancer!) released in time for Valentines Day. We're giving 3 readers the chance to win a pair as well as a signed poster of Aussiebum model Matt resplendent in his underwear.
Simply email us your most embarrassing/funniest Valentine's story for a chance to win.
(You also get a link to an exclusive Aussiebum video too explicit for You Tube!)

Our Book Arrived!

Uomini, by Mariano Vivanco, featuring loads of hot boys in Dolce Gabbana,
Including Dannii M's boyfriend Kris. Above. Hubba hubba.

Paris Fashion Week AW2011 Review Pt2

Raf Simons: The brightness was toned down slightly, mixed with the obligatory camels & blacks of Winter staples. Cropped duffel coats. Rounded shoulders.
Amazing magenta and indigo shades.
Lanvin: lovely carpet. very plush. The bright colours we have seen so far have been dulled slightly. jewelled colours in ruby red, golds and emeralds. Exposed zips & raw edges among the Lanvin staples. Those hats scream Carmen Sandiego.
YSL: From Stefano Pilati; Jewelled colours featured heavily too. Emerald & saphire blue.
A slight sixties vibe in the modish trouser suits. The sharpest tailoring you ever did see.
Body conscious layers with oversized outerwear.
Paul Smith: The 300th duffel of the season! love a cute boy in a duffel. bright yellow with flashes of silver. paper bag waists. Inspired by a full moon!

Lovely Things

Alex from M&P wears jumper with natty elbow & shoulder patches from Topman £30.
You too could look this hot. Maybe.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Paris Fashion Week AW2011 Review pt 1

Louis Vuitton: Orange & greys. Double breasted. Black starkness.
Kris Van Assche: Loose, angular suiting. Zips. A restrained palette of blacks, greys & caramel but this is AW after all.
Dior Homme: Also designed by Kris Van Assche & very nice it was too. Set in a stark white room with P.Diddy on the front row. Following on from the fluidity of the previous season but with added, thicker layers in cashmere. A hint of red & amish style hats.
John Galliano: Not as much flesh as we're accustomed to. A sort of modish, sixties Brit vibe with Beatles style hair & pea coats that descended into 'backstage at the theatre', nodding it's head at the current trend for ballet russian influences mixed with turbans & full make up.
Great coat on the right.
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci: Took over an hour to start. Rottweiler prints. Brown check.
Love the shorts with tights, we're all over that already.

Anyone Else Find The Costumes On Hole In The Wall Strangely Erotic?

Silver + tight - underwear = obscene family viewing. We like.

Lovely Things

We like this jacket. It looks like a nursery school has been let loose with the poster paints.
James at AMCK looks like it's not long since he left nursery himself.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Bread and Butter Berlin

Bread & Butter is an event that happens twice a year in Berlin & we were lucky enough to attend this season. A whole host of brands were representing from big denim brands such as Diesel & Wrangler through to smaller niche brands such as Gloverall & Grenson boots
(we'll be honest though there was quite a lot that didn't exactly woo us too)
The event happens in Berlin's old Templehoff airport which is pretty big space & all the brands have their own 'stalls' varying in size in direct relation to the size of the brand.
G-star's room was bigger than our office.
This picture doesn't exactly do it justice, outside it was cold & a bit bleak but inside it was a visual feast of AW trends.
Diesel took their theme of backstage at a gig & ran with it. The picture on the left is the entrance. the lights spelt out Diesel. Inside was dark & dingy & reminded us of The Astoria before they ripped it down. Sadface. Carl Marshall showed us round all the exciting things that Diesel are doing over the year. Carl had got boozy the night before in Soho House so fitted in nicely with the debauched rock star theme. That's dedication to your job!
This wall of jeans was impressive too, created for A.G jeans.
The denim was starched into shape. Mind boggling we think you'll agree.
If we went on any more the post would take up two pages, suffice to say it was very enlightening, we met a lot of interesting people & Berlin is a lot warmer in Summer!