“Blink” Music: Lion Babe ‘Wonder Woman’

March 23rd, 2015

Here’s our Music Monday post and it’s so hot off the presses there’s no video yet. Keep an eye out for one though as it’s sure to be very cool.

This is Lion Babe, an American duo made up of producer/multi-instrumentalist, Lucas Goodman, and singer-songwriter, Jillian Hervey (who is gaining additional notoriety for her amazing lush locks). There signature funky sound has been enhanced on this track by the inclusion of Pharrell Williams‘ skills producing and contributing vocals.

I love Hervey’s vocal tone as well as her femenist vibe- reminding me lots of Eryka Badu but in a less incesey way, although just as super cool.

This band is looking to go far in 2015 with this accessible yet innovative sound. ‘Wonder Woman’ is taken from their debut album which is dropping imminently. Watch out for it as based on this, I think it’ll be a goodun.

Half of Lion Babe, Jillian Hervey (image with thanks to Pinterest)

Half of Lion Babe, Jillian Hervey and her famous hairdo (image with thanks to Pinterest)

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

March 19th, 2015
London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” streetstyle: London Fashion Week

March 19th, 2015
London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Christopher Kane, AW’15

March 17th, 2015

Continuing our series of show reviews, here’s a major highlight for us- the Christopher Kane AW’15 collection. Unfailingly bold, innovative, modern, challenging; and yet always utterly elegant. Much of what the frontline British designers do seems focussed on redefining femininity, and Kane appears to take that mission very seriously.

This collection is all about sex and sensuality, yet it remains utterly sophisticated, refined and subtle. This is what makes it so fresh. Sheerness is utterly elegant in Kane’s hands. These huge nudes, sinuously encompassing dresses, are obvious and yet also romantic. Nothing is gratuitous. Blossoming graphic florals, oversized ruffles and sensuous ‘touch me’ textures deliver a strong and impactful variation on the classic feminine lexicon. I want to be this woman.

Christopher Kane AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com), Blink London, fashion forecast

Christopher Kane AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com), Blink London, Fashion forecast

Christopher Kane AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Christopher Kane AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com), Blink London, London Fashion Week

Christopher Kane AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Thanks to Style.com for the images. For more from London Fashion Week, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music Monday: Shura ‘2Shy’

March 16th, 2015

This is the second time that Shura has featured as one of our Music Monday posts. The first was the gorgeous Indecision, and you can look back at that post to read all about this artist too.

As we’ve already covered all the background already, this post can be dedicated to the lilting loveliness that is her new track, 2Shy. We don’t have an official video to share with you but here’s the official audio so get the volume turned up, perhaps close your eyes and take a well earned minute to enjoy this super smooth sound.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

March 16th, 2015
LFW streetstyle by Blink London, Feb'15

LFW streetstyle by Blink London, Feb’15

For more streetstyle shots, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Cynthia x Xiao, AW’15

March 12th, 2015

 

Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

Cynthia Mak (left) and Xiao Xiao (right) at London Fashion Week

This is Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao, showing their collaborative AW’15 collection in the Touba showroom at London Fashion Week. Firstly we stopped to check out the great knitwear and then was drawn in by the boldly graphic, clean cut but accessible and wearable looks this design collaboration has created. There’s a really lovely mixture of tough and sweet in this collection that we really like. A kind of merging of both designer’s styles but still retaining their own signatures too.

AW'15 Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

AW’15 Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

Both are Central Saint Martins graduates. Mak stayed in the UK post graduation, working for some very prestigious labels (Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Preen by Thornton, Roksanda Illincic) before returning home to Hong Kong where she is now based.

Beijing born Xiao Xiao initially studied fine art and textiles before merging this interests with fashion design. Directly after graduation she moved back to China in preparation for launching her own label. The pair are by no means neighbours but have still managed to work closely (apparently Skype was a great help) to deliver this really fresh looking, dual-branded label.

Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week, wearing a piece from her AW'15 collection

Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week, wearing a piece from her AW’15 collection

Xiao Xiao's amazing boots, spotted at LFW

Xiao Xiao’s amazing boots, spotted at LFW

For more on new designers, why not take a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Tomasz Donocik, AW’15

March 10th, 2015
Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

This is Tomasz Donocik, the rather rock ‘n’ roll looking fine jeweller whose work we discovered at London Fashion Week‘s designer showrooms. Donocik’s name and rather accented voice mean that you wouldn’t perhaps naturally place him as part of the British fashion scene, but he most certainly is. Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Thomas Donocik is an RCA graduate. After working for some of the jewellery world’s big names, Donocik now runs his own label business based in Shoreditch.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

As you can see from these pieces that Tomasz is rocking himself, the star is an important motif for this label. This motif has been taken forward into the new collection, but in a far finer and more delicate way as you can see below. Rose gold and diamonds? Yes please.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Donocik has also explored a more Art Deco look for Autumn Winter 2015 with a selection of fine jewellery crafted from baguette-cut coloured gemstones all innovatively set to create graphic and linear statement looks. We particularly love those earings centre to the shot, which have a drop at the front and back creating a wonderful doubled up, double luxe effect.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

For us this represents modern fine jewellery just perfectly. Good luck with this collection Tomasz, and we can’t wait to see what’s coming for Spring Summer 2016!

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, AW’15

March 9th, 2015

Gorgeous show. Gorgeous soundtrack. Thanks Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for delivering beautiful, innovative and inventive womenswear that is also completely wearable. A particularly British skill we think.

Transposing the traditional geometry of blanket style tartans on to soft fluidity looked texturally fresh. Blending this, floral motifs and delicate lace with the shearling, dense wools and colour blocking created wonderful levels of contrast, tactility and structure. Softness and strength, isn’t that a key part of what femininity is about?

Preen, AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW'15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

Preen, AW’15 (images with thanks to Style.com)

This girl feels windswept from the moors, fresh faced and a somehow historical. There’s something definitely Arts and Crafts, William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh springing to mind, or is that just me still obsessing over my Weiner Werkstatte forecast?

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion “Fester Skank”

March 9th, 2015

This is probably our most commercial #MusicMonday for some time, but we think this new Lethal Bizzle track is just too irresistible. A hip wiggling hook teamed with some really smart lyrics. What more could you ask for on a Monday? Just let yourself go and have a “Fester Skank” moment. We are sure you’ll feel better afterwards.

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Enjoy! Lucy