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Tuesday

STUDS, STUDS AND ASPINAL

Oh no - Ebay is back in my life. After about 3 years of messing around with credit cards, bank accounts and various logins I have now got an ebay account that works.

I spent 3 hours last night looking at items which I needed (wanted) at a cheaper price. I have just bought these beauties and I am rather chuffed with my purchased - total under £18!

Rosie Fortescue is a massive fan of these leather studded gloves. I was going to try and do them myself, but I found some on ebay for £3.99 and although they will make me look like an Emo at a Bowling For Soup concert, I am sure with the right coat and fresh nails (with my 25 piece Nail pen set!) It will look more demure - I hope.



ASPINAL OF LONDON

A'la rosie Fortesue.

BOING! by Benfit was another bargain at £1.63! I was going to buy the 'industrial' concealer for £18 when I got paid, but when you get one for cheap (probably off the back of a lorry..) it makes your day.

Concious decisions to buy things i actually need/want and are in partiular staple pices, are what I need to buy!

If only Jerffery Cambell studded shoes were available on Ebay.




Fashion Philosophy -thanks for the photo.


If only I could do these myself...

Thursday

The Maccabees - Brixton Academy 27th January 2012



Review of Maccabee's 27th Jan show in London

I have just returned from yet another amazing Maccabee's gig. The first date of their London shows, Brixton Academy was heaving with fans. I thought from previous experience, that being at the front of the Maccabee's gig would be fine - it would be a great gig to stand and watch. How wrong i was! The crowd leapt up and threw themselves into the music, with what can only be described as a mosh in front of my eyes.
The band opened with the intro to their new album 'Given to the Wild' which was calm and collected, followed by raging drums and guitar's taking us through a journey of new and old. The first live performances on their new tracks - including Child and Pelican had the crowd hyped from start to end, obviously dedicated fans with the album only being out a couple of weeks.
The golden oldies which everyone loves including; X Ray, Can You give It and No kind Words were the three that stood out for me. orlando, a calm if not shy member of the band, tested the audience with his soothing vocals with an exstatic Felix being unable to contain himself while he watched the crowd chant lyrics to their songs.
While performing, you can see the band true en joy what they do. Smiles and personal acknowledgments of eachother didn't go a miss and with Orlando mouthing to Felix during a guitar solo - 'fuck' - it is true to say that these boys never imagined what success they would have.
With a new date added at Alexandra Palace on the 8th June, this band have gone from selling out cricket venues in Eastbourne to Brixton and now 10,000 capacity, Ally Pally.
Following in the footsteps of Bombay Bicycle club who also started off in the smaller venues, growing as their albums matured, the Maccabee's new album shows progress from a bunch of songs from their first album to a more organic and raw 3rd album.

Rupert, probably one of the band members who is least in the lime light, was amazed by the crowd. He took a moment to pause, sing a long to the song 'No Kind Words' and reflect - look where we have come'

Hugging on stage and closing with the 'First Love' it was a high for the band who have still got the same followers since their first album Color It In.
missing the after party where they were set to DJ i am a little gutted as i know this band, despite how big they will get they will still always drink in Camberwell, have the same friends and still enjoy playing Brixton Academy.

Nice one boys, you are amazing.

Monday

New Hair for 2012 - Bleach London.

I found these lovely ladies in Topshop in Oxford St. the other day. Full of charm they offered to colour my hair (at a price of course) into a punk-style pink and purple that my mother would have kittens if she saw me.

I am in awe. I want to have hair like this, just for a little while. I dont want to loose the dark on the top, but fancy some colour below - a la Caroline Flack?

Help - what should i do?









BleachLondon are located in Dalston and W1 so if you want to go and have a consultation, a whole head of colour is around £75.00 and if you want a tie dye its around £50.00.

The Maccabee's - Given To The Wile (Album Review)


So the Maccabee’s have finally released their long awaited third album. The first who are pretty hard to live up to, especially Color It In – an amazing debut from the Birghton band. I am a huge fan and love nothing more than the wispy vocals fromn lead singer, Orlando Weeks.


The band have always impressed my ears with their quirky synths and riveting rifts. After seeing them around 3 yesrs ago at the NME tour, it was one of the best gigs I had been too – closely followed by their main stage antics at Bestival last year.

Hyped, the new album ‘Given to the Wild’ it is a studio album that has taken over 2 years to complete. Spotted drinking in the local pubs around Camberwell and Brixton, the band are not fazed by their success – they are accessible and are a likeable bunch.

Pelican – the first single off the album is a joyous mix of elegant song writing mixed with ambitious drums. The intro is by far the most beautiful [part of the bum – it fits in nicely, opening what can only be described as a choir sound to the ears. The only thing about the Maccabee’s is that sometimes their tunes can become a little repetitive with the same structure and finishing on a high abrupt end.

Those who have been avid fans of the band will know that Toothpaste Kisses, X-Ray and Can you Give It are songs that are hard to follow up to. This album is more mature, and despite being an adult sound it does lack the Maccabee’s spirit in some of the tracks midway through the album.
On the whole, they have not waited the last few years. Songwriters and musicians, this is a fabulous album that for any Maccabee fan they will love/ Just remember where they came from, its hyped up a lot – i suggest giving their old albums a listen to see how far they have come

Thursday

Happy New Year.

Jesus, its 2012. I completely missed the switchover- buring my head into a glass of Vodka i think. I remember the clocks stricking twelve, however everything in between I do not have a clue.

I just found these images of Maryln. I bet she didnt get so drunk she keeled over and forgot her own name.