Monthly Archives: March 2012

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer collection in Selfridges – not fast fashion, but trashy/clashy style!

Ooh I do love a bit of Vivienne Westwood. Very much like Alexander McQueen’s designs in ethic, Vivienne Westwood’s are ultimately, at their core, a little bit scruffy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – exquisite tailoring, beautiful bold pattern, supreme … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to….. (Part 1) – 30th Anniversary of The Smiths at the Holden Gallery

This spring marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands in modern musical history, The Smiths. What better way to celebrate the musical mark they have made than with a singing, refrigerated bear, a … Continue reading

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The Slow Show Brother EP – both summer and shade and beautifully rueful

It always pleases me when artists I abuse the virtual hell out of online, actually bring out a real hard-copy-something I can own and play for real throughout the rest of my life. Following on from their fantastic performance at … Continue reading

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Ren Harvieu & the album launch at Matt and Phred’s Manchester

Having listened to Ren Harvieu’s music on a soundcloud loop for about two months and thoroughly abused the playing privileges of every youtube vid she’s uploaded, I was pretty pleased to hear her announce an album. But, no sooner had … Continue reading

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Saturday Night And Sunday Morning at The Royal Exchange – exhilarating, sharp and real!

Now I’m fond of a bit of retro styling (80’s trash, early 60’s Rock & Roll fash, 40’s tailoring etc), but while I like to stylistically look back, I am under no ‘good old days’ delusion, style or otherwise. For … Continue reading

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