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Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
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Kitsuné Maison 7 - The Lucky One



Last time, with The Melodic One compilation, Kitsuné Maison introduced the world to artists like La Roux, We Have Band and Appaloosa; got us dancing once again with Fischerspooner and Lo-Fi-FNK; and made everybody's heart feel funny with songs from Ted & Francis and David E. Sugar. So there's absolutely no doubt that we are dying to listen to their 7th compilation, The Lucky One.

First, because it's got some ace new singles from bands like We Have Band and Golden Filter. And then there are the songs that we already know and adore like 'Something Good Can Work' from Two Door Cinema Club, 'Solo' from Chew Lips, 'In For The Kill (Lifelike Remix)' from La Roux and 'Lisztomania (Classixx Version)' from Phoenix. And finally all the songs from bands we don't know but we'll probably love. In Kitsuné we trust!


In order to celebrate the upcoming release of both Kitsuné Fall/Winter 09 collection and Kitsuné Maison 7 - The Lucky One, Loïc Prigent & Fabien Constant did a cool change-your-clothes-as-fast-as-you-can competition featuring some songs from the compilation. Cheap creative fun.  Check the video below and some of it's songs at the bottom.


KITSUNÉ MAISON 7 - "The Graduate" FW09 collection teaser


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Track list after the jump, innit. >>

The White Tee Project by Topman



Everybody should own a good white t-shirt, but white doesn't have to be synonymous with boring. Having that in mind, Topshop invited Phillip Lim, Richard Chai, Juun J, JW Anderson, Christopher Shannon and Henry Holland - along with two new Topman Design styles - to make this indisposable tee much more of a feature piece in the fourth edition of their series in the constant search for the perfect design in wardrobe staples.


From the more ordinary to high fashion in style, the six designers rebuilt the average idea of the plain white shirt. One features graphic/text, another plays with the look of the collar, one goes for a cape shape, whilst yet another has gigantic pockets.


The T-shirts will be available from May 28th at the London and New York stores and in the online stores.



Sexy Times with Britney and Bordelle
Bordelle's AW '09 Collection


Move aside Agent Provocateur, Alex Popa’s label Bordelle is giving lingerie an uber sexy and refreshingly modern new vision. Bordelle oozes glamour and strength, cutting the frills and frou frou (not to mention the overstyling and bad photoshopping) like a knife through butter, yet without taking away femininity or class. If you somehow find yourself wearing your underwear as outerwear (for better or worse), Bordelle is the epitome of this inside-out mentality (a concept that designer/founder Alex describes as Bodywear) that is as far away from Superman style as you can get.


Britney does Bordelle


To further prove this point, the man responsible for putting Kylie in those hot pants, William Baker, has chosen Bordelle to deck Britney out in on her current Circus tour. Hawt, no?




Britters also pours her baaaad self into some Bordelle in her new video clip for 'If You Seek Amy'.


If You Seek Amy




So if that's the eye candy taken care of, here's some ear candy for you:


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Colorful Geometry by Durkl
Late of the Pier by Durkl

If you are into multi colored geometric shapes or childish drawings then this is what you're going to be wearing in the upcoming warm sunny days. American label Durkl have just released their lookbook for Spring/Summer and it features Brit (post?) new rave band Late of the Pier as models. The boys are just the right ones for the job as like the collection, their music is a mix of cheesy '80s influence seen through fresh modern eyes.


The clothes also have a second hand shop flavor; using odd combos from an 80s colour palette. Without the trouble of having to try and fit into a smaller size as you would in a second hand shop, there are a wide variety of pieces available from T-shirts to hats; from jumpers to jackets, so no need to rummage, there's gonna be something for everyone.




This collection if for those who think that Benetton wasn't as edgy as they want it to be.


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Rick's in London
Rick Owen's New London Store (and his head)


Rick Owens certainly doesn't need an introduction. When I heard that he was opening up in Mayfair mid last year I gasped in anticipation. Last week it finally happened to celebrate he served up a waxwork of his head on a plinth (above).




Owens has carved himself a deep niche in the fashion market with his trademark silhouette and mono-chromatics. For the less fashionably inclined, Owen’s aesthetic could be seen as kinda sloppy and a little bit creepy; but his layered minimalism and vaguely barbaric kind of luxury is favoured by the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Madonna and Courtney Love as well as fashion avant-gardists the world over who love his vision of broke-down kinda glamour that is rock and roll without the cheese factor.


The London store


Get some Rick into your life at 64 South Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2QT

Barbie's 50!
Eternally young, Barbie & Ken


I wasn't the kind of kid that played with dolls; or toys in general, really. I occasionally rammed some Matchbox cars around a rug that had a town designed on it and maybe once got attached to a soft toy - but I was a crayons and play-doh kinda gal, who preferred to roll around in my little red plastic ferrari car making like I was queen of the backyard. Having said that, I did love a bit of dress-up doll, both paper and plastic; though I was always frustrated that Barbie's shoes were pink and didn't match everything.


Happy Birrrrrrrthday Girrrrrrrl






Last week though for the London fashion was a total Barbie-queue as the fashion set got together to celebrate Barbie's 50th with a space curated by Henry Holland at Dover Street Market.









Milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones was there, as was Carri "Cassette Playa" Mundane, Lulu Kennedy put in an appearance, and so did my dear friend Jamie E17, who kindly snapped the shots below and sent them over.


Photos below by Jamie E17

Carri Mundane & a newly blonde Charlie Le Mindu


There were Ken dolls by Gareth Pugh and Barbie dolls by Danielle Scutt and Roksanda Ilincic (who's Barbie coiffures were courtesy of Charlie).


Stylish Barbies


And there's even a CHER Barbie by Bob Mackie!


CHER! Eternally young too (and plastic as Barbie fo'realz, innit)


Life in plastic is fantastic.

Jeremy Laing's F//W '09

Jeremy Laing FW//09

Jeremy Laing's Fall//Winter '09

Say hello to some of my favourite bits of Jeremy Laing's beautiful Fall/Winter 09 collection. It caught my eye with it's black, charcoal and white palette. Fall/Winter for Laing was punctuated by colours of glowing heat; the hyper blue of the hottest part of a flame and the light orange and yellows of flickering tongues of fire.


Imagine faffing around with flames licking at your knees...


Despite this suggestion of warmth, it's an unflappably cool collection; beautifully tailored with a hint of utility that's a little space age. I need a pair of those sheer seamed leggings and a couple of the floaty dresses - that flame number takes 'hot' to a new level, no? Ho ho!





Adidas Passion


I got a mysterious invitation in the afternoon from He Who Must Not Be Named to go to the Place That Cannot Be Named, saying that the evening was on him. Turns out that Adidas was throwing a party to celebrate the release of Jeremy Scott, Alyasha and Kazuki's line; and to exhibit five photographs of the collection as interpreted by Chiara Gadaleta, Ana Strumpf, Dudu Bertholini, David Pollack and Lara Gerin.

On arrival near midnight, the party was jumping, and the (open) bar pumping out all kinds of concoctions. Poison of choice: Passionfruit Mojitos. The booze flowed as easily as it ever does when people are lined up 3 deep at the bar waiting for their free drinks; but the dancefloor in front of the photographs was just as packed as party-goers spun around and lip-synched to hit after hit from Kylie, Beyonce, Britney and Madonna, as well as a few well chosen classic dance hits from the 90s. The collection itself was exhibited upstairs.




Recipe for Passion Fruit Mojitos after the jump!

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