Tuesday, 22 July 2014

An ode to bed hair in the hipster capital of the world

I know that I've never written about anything even relating to beauty products before, however there is a first time for everything and 4 days into my month-long stay in France I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party for Bed Head's new space in Boxpark (Shoreditch). Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend, but having spent the last few years as an avid Bed Head fan and frequent visitor to London's hipster hotspot- I figured I could at least tell you a few things about the two.
 A short walk from Great Eastern Street tube station is a huge collection of storage containers-turned-independent boutiques where grown men travel by skateboard and individuality is key. I have to say the concept is pretty awesome, and Boxpark itself is easily within walking distance of almost every cool hangout in Eastern London.

 Bed Head is also very well-known to me, I bought one of their 'Superstar' hairsprays a few years ago and never really went back. For starters it smelled better than anything else I've ever bought- and I've never been complimented on the smell of my hairspray before- and secondly it's somehow managed to last me and probably will until I retire. I've tried and given up on pretty much every other hair brand (my long and mega-fine hair will forever be the bane of my existence, next to my inherited tendency for freckles), and the fact that there are actual products in existence purely for that natural, just-rolled-out-of-bed-with-fantastic-hair look is (at least in my opinion) THE BEST THING EVER.
 If you get the time, check out the Bed Head Boxpark Hairspace and PLEASE, send me photos! (I'm in France well into the middle of next month). Have an awesome day guys :)

My song of the week this week is C O O L by Le Youth. Enjoy :)

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Lazy Oaf's Summer 2014 Lookbook is bringing 80s nostalgia and comic strips back into style

So I get that the Lazy Oaf SS14 collection has already been exhaustively blogged to death, but there is a reason for that- It's just so damn pretty! You know that I hate to jump on the trend bandwagon, but I feel that in this case, it's TOTALLY necessary.
 I've always been a huge fan of Lazy Oaf; the way casual button-ups and comfy tees are emblazoned with sharp lines and bold prints is iconic- like a clean, fresh take on 90s era Moschino, minus the triple-figure price tag. Their style is both modern and retro, with urban animations and bright colours printed onto soft and basic shapes like smock dresses and oversized jumpers. It's so easy and effortless to pull off, you could throw one of their slogan tees onto Napoleon Dynamite and he'd instantly look like a badass, despite the whole corduroy/80s prescription glasses/ugly shoes combo.

This season is no exception to my obsession affection for all things Oaf. The Summer 2014 lookbook is a combination of eye-catching prints, ironic graphic tees and 80s nostalgia icons (lots of rainbows and dolphins). There's a t-shirt for Tuesdays, a patched-up denim jacket in commemoration of your childhood; and even an 'UGLY' pink crop top (oh, the irony). Check it out:

Running side-by-side with the summer collection is, of course, THE LAZY OAF X GARFIELD COLLAB. In keeping with the whole pastel/kawaii/retro badass theme, ice-cream colours and feminine shapes are combined with furry heels and the strong presence of Garfield printed onto every wearable surface. I'll have 10 of everything, please.

My song of the week this week is Sea Of Voices by Porter Robinson (RAC mix)- enjoy :)

Hello, lazy edit of the week!