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Wednesday

David Bath

I feel like I have not been out and about in London or explored in a while. I have been scouring blogs and it seems summer is in the air and people and getting out to the Serpentine and the Tate to see some great art. Check thsi dude out. He is 12, has autism but is an AMAZING artist.



Tuesday

Glasto 2011

I got back from Glastonbury last night, and what a great 6 days it was. It went by so quickly, and thank god I only have anothe 7 days before I head to Hungary to another great festival.
I have never been to Glastonbury before, so it really was a great experience. I volunteered with the Dance Stewards and had to work a few l;ate evening shifts which meant I mnissed, White Lies, Beyoncé, Cold Play and  few headline DJ's but I managed to meet Sub Focus and steward his set, which was exciting.
Despite not being on foranother year, I am definately going to register for tickets. It is so big, you need to explore everywhere so really, the day is jut not enough. When finishing at 2am we headed to Shangra-La, whcih is a sketchy haven full of workshops, knooks and cranny's as well as dubstep and drum and bass. I have a lotr of photo's, which I will update you on soon.
Fashion wise, it seemed the Hunters were out in force with the Barbour jackets and the animal hats. I borrowed a friends Cat hat, which saved my life. Not washing your hair for 7 days makes you look like Nick Carter.

Anyway, whats new. Let me know your thoughts on any Glastonbury Headliners this year, the site and any issues you had. Only complaint I really had was there was too much drum and bass and dub-step. Dont get me wrong, I love a goof stomp but seriously - TOO MUCH.

Monday

Wet and Muddy

I am off to Glastonbury tomorrow and I am so unorganised it is silly. I have no wellies - the ones I want below are only in size 6 online and it is too later to purchase so it looks like I will have to make do with some oversized green ones I found in the back of my car.



I have no idea what the weather will be like. I am looking forward to seeing Julio Bashmore on Thursday evening, my evening off. However, I will be missing the amazing Beyoncé on the last night due to being a tseward in the Drum and Bass tent.

Nevermind, I could have worse. Its been a hectic week and there has not been much going on apart from the gym, going our and Fathers day, which was lovely.

However, I am perving over this Max Mara cut out dress.







I also need to get one of thesse - will they sell them their? Hats are great for hiding greasy hair, tangles and also for keeping warm.






Friday

Dazed and Confused







I just love this. The conceptt of the shoot - trailer trash emets designer chic, but also the fact that beyoncé is incred.

The photos were shot by Sharif Hamza and Beyonce is wearing one-off creations by Gareth Pugh, Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Stefano Pilati, Haider Ackermannand Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.




I love Pugh's creations that have some inspiration and remind me of space, futuristic and also arectecture.






Thursday

Mags

Despite being a fiend for a good read, I have not really posted about any magazines in a while. Tokion has always been a favourite of mine and apart from my local Newsie in W1 and The Tate Modern, I find it hard to find copies of the bi-monthly. This time round I have decided to spend my hard earned cash not on cider and Cosmopolitan’s, which are quite frankly full of the most predictable stories and ‘feel good’ articles on losing weight, nabbing ‘the one’ and booze Britain – but to try some new magazines which offer an insight into not only fashion but art, design and politics.


Firstly,. While scouring various fashion blogs I was enlightened to find Apartmento Magazine. I had seen a few issues previously but assumed it was like I-D with no articles, just portraits of models and artists. In fact it is an interesting read of some of the most influential people to walk in design and styling. I have always been intrigued as to how stylists manage to get their shoots and make a living in such a large market, where it’s a dog eat dog world. I have always felt the same about magazines, with so many independent writers and designers creating PDF magazines for the net fiends and using all savings to print bi-monthly copies of their recycled paper. First released in 2008, it is what i would call the ‘funkier’ and more ‘interesting’ version of Country Home – scrap that, it is not full of middle class nannies and polo players, but it does focus on interesting homes and living spaces with design solutions. It aims to shun the ostentatious and úber-marketing of large homes and those within money but look into what really makes a home and its interior real.






Another magazine that I love to have a flick through is Tokion. It is a New York based magazine that takes influences from fashion, art and music in Japan and the UK. Many of the faces that have graced the cover include Marina from Marina and The Diamonds and Jarvis Cocker. I am in awe of its snappy articles and amazing styling on shoots, with heart-on sleeve exterior. The magazine which was set upin 1996 by Lucas Badtke-Berkow and Adam Glickman, two American expatriates living in Japan, is a fabulous read for any aspiring writer, stylist or designer.

Monday

Diesel Island Life




This weekend was packed full of free booze, food and good company.
Friday kicked off with Diesel's free party with Goldie, Aeroplane and Yu Fing with free Kopperberg and Beer all night. We thought they would at least cap the bottle's around 11pm but it was all night and god did we make the most of it. The free event was held at The Islington Metal Works, which is a great art space which is also used for a range of other events. Hidden away down a small alleyway behind Angel tube, it had a fantastic court yard, with an old tube carriage as a bar. Then detail that Diesel created to ensure eveyrone had a great time was fanastic, I managed to steal some cardboard animals which manged to get home safely.


Areoplane played some great tunes, wuth Goldie packing out the whole second room with Jungle and drum and bass. Definately a great evening thanks to Kopperberg and Diesel. Thanks for having us down!
Saturday was a great day for a BBQ. I managed to make myself trot to Rayners Lane, which was far north than I ever expected to be. A family BBQ went down a treat with The Cousins and we finished off the evening with a party at ours.

Wednesday

Ai.






I want to have an 80's party.