Category Archives: fashion

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker

There’s just five days and counting until the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition closes its doors after an extended run at Somerset House. If you’re in London and can make it past the fashion pack (and the photographers baying for their blood) hanging around the place over the next few days for LFW, the retrospective is definitely worth a visit.

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Beginning his career in the mid-‘50s and honing his expertise under the guidance of Man Ray, Bourdin is renowned for a high-shine, high-fashion, highly-saturated aesthetic and notably, the distinctive narrative that runs throughout his work.

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As well as these stylised final images, the exhibition offers a chance to see the work behind the images – from the Polaroid test shots, contact sheets and composition sketches, to the Super-8 shorts he made throughout the shoots, including one never-seen-before film.

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The exhibition is at Somerset House until Sunday. Tickets and more information are here.

40% off at Modern Fairytale Club

With Christmas around the corner, we have teamed up with our very good friends at Modern Fairytale Club to offer our readers a HUGE 40% off your purchases!

Working with local Artists and based in ‘The North’, Modern Fairytale Club comprises two  brothers who have been making waves with their unique style and ethos, even taking on the Poundshops in their hometown.

See some of their brand new stock here:



Or the classic logo tee, in a range of acid-bright colourways…



To get your huge savings simply visit their ASOS shop here, then enter the code ‘40READERS‘ at the checkout.

You can find out more about Modern Fairytale Club and follow them via their Facebook page here. You can also visit their Depop here.

Spida Lee – Lifes a Gamble Mixtape Launch

Our boy Spida Lee is dropping a new mixtape tomorrow, for those local come down it’s going to be a dope night!


Tomorrow at 9:00pm – 4:00am
LITTLE BUDDHA BAR, 7 Railway Arches, HD1 5DL Huddersfield

Full events over on the Facebook event page here.

Sure you can also cop some of his Carriacou jack threads too…
Artwork by Walt Dismal. You can buy the threads, mixtapes etc online here.

Jung Katz interview – Oliver Lancaster Smith

It’s a journey and I don’t think there is a tangible ‘aim’.

'Red Stripes' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith (5)

The great guys over at Jung Katz interviewed our editor Oliver Lancaster Smith. Check it out here.

Le Boutique Bazaar- Alternative Fashion Market‏

For all you crazy, beautiful freaks this is the event for you! From Torture Garden & Wasted Chic Fashion Sales this event is a brand new alternative clothing market, which will feature a whole host of fantastically outrageous clothing by some of the hottest alternative brands.

LBB Front of Flyer

LBB Back of Flyer

Music will be provided by some of the Torture Garden crew and the event promises to be interesting and entertaining for fashion lovers and those who like a bit of naughtiness in their wardrobes.

Follow 5 – Instagram


Who: guymckinley

Why: Really good character design and general illustration.



Who: filthyclub

Why:  Brilliant small(ish) brand, with excellent photography.



Who: bigghostltd

Why: For Hip-Hop related jokes



Who: lazyoafs

Why: Because they’re killing it on the Pop fashion, and their shoots look great.



Who: _goodchild

Why: Stark, bold graphic paintings and imagery.

Jung Katz

Because we love to promote the underdogs, the young, the creative; we also love to promote those, who promote. Got that? Great.

Jung Katz are just like us, pushing forward resources and information useful for the fledgling designer, as well as showcasing the work of said designers and finally alongside this multimedia showcase are a series of interviews from a very wide range of practitioners, which really are a pleasure to read.

From across the globe and from across the gamut of media, Jung Katz looks set to be one to bookmark for regular reading. Here are a couple of pieces featured on their blog as a taster…

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Sophie Filomena

Marton Gosztonyi

Get involved, follow on Twitter, Facebook and of course read the excellent blog

Snuggle City

Okay so everyone loves a good fluffly lovely cuddley set of PJs and these handmade beauties are perfect for chilling on a down day!




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Crazy in Schnugz

Handmade with love, to order by talented individuals and shipped out worldwide to you sexy people! You can purchase the pieces direct from Etsy here.

Model: Nadia Amini
Photography: Olivia Sykes

Girl Power!

So before i enter 2013, i thought i would share one of my favourite upcoming trends with you guys. Girl power has been creeping up on us for a while and it has finally arrived. Take the sound of modern day bands, Vivian Girls and Best Coast with The Cranberries add a little sprinkle of Spice girls the movie (a guilty pleasure of mine) and classic 90’s TV shows, Clarissa explains it all and my so called life – Ladies and gentlemen we have ourselves the modern and playful 90’s trend!

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90’s spirit –  WGSN trend board.

The catwalks were filled with 90’s girl power,  models skipped down the runway sporting big bunches, bulky frayed braids and lots of ponytails. You want scrunchies you’ve got them, glitter, velvet, printed, the choice goes on and on. The pretty grunge trend has a dreamy, youthful essence, dominant delicate colour palettes of pastels works well with retro prints, lace and denim. Go playful with frosted pink lips, blushed cheeks and pastel hair dyes – a great way to complete the look.

Get creative and  show your inner spice girl with modern platforms, halter necks and coordinating colours. Alternatively grunge the trend up, wearing lots of layers, double denims and big black flatforms. You can go as girly or grungy as you desire, just remember to find your 90’s spirit in 2013.

Words. Johanna Bras’