Saturday, 22 June 2013

Robots In Disguise

A few weeks ago I was 'surfing the net' (gosh that phrase makes my cringe but I don't know how else to phrase it so I apologize for using it) and I came across a band that consists of two women; Sue Denim and Dee Plume. Their band is/was called Robots In Disguise. I say 'is/was' because I'm not 100% sure that theyre still together. Their music is different to anything I've ever really heard before and, according to wikipedia, which we all know is not the most reliable of sources, their music genre was electropunk. Well, whatever their genre was their music is amazing. Not that big a band Robots In Disguise have had 4 albums; Happiness V Sadness (2011); We're In The Music Biz (2007); Get Rid! (2006); Robots In Disguise (2001). Sue and Dee formed Robots In Disguise whilst they were at the University of Liverpool together.

My personal favourite of their songs is 'The Tears', take a look at the music video below:

Their latest album, Happiness V Sadness, was only able to be made because of their fans, who donated money to the band so that they could finish the album. Barry M cosmetics helped with their single 'Wake Up'  and paid for the music video/Barry M advert to be made. The video features Robot Blue lipstick, which was promoted through the video. 

The music video for 'Wake Up':

Aside from the band Sue is a model for Tatty Devine. Sue's relationship with Tatty Devine lead to the firm designing and making jewelry inspired by the band which was used for RiD's (Robots In Disguise) tour merchandise. 

Another one of my favorites, 'Can't Stop Getting Wasted'. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a music video for this song so you'll just have to listen:

Both Sue and Dee appeared as a variety of characters in a number of episodes of The Mighty Boosh. Dee's relationship with Noel Fielding (who was one of the creators of the show) was key to their appearances.

Can't find a music video for this one either, but it's called 'Chains':

In the RED in SUMMER

Scrolling through my list of posts on this blog I came across a draft called 'OOTD' and all that was on the post was this picture of a summery-red outfit:

In this picture I've got a plain black vest top on, a red three-quarter sleeve fitted jacket, a large and simple red necklace, a chunky red belt and a flowery floaty skirt from Next. I'm not too sure where I got most of these items from but I was bored one day and so I just randomly put them together! The colour theme of this outfit is clearly red but you could create a similar outfit using a different colour, for example purple. The only 'colours' (They're not colours, they're tones) I wouldn't try this with are black and white as I can't see it working. Of course, depending on the colour theme you decide to use a white vest top may work better instead of a black one. Oh, and the reason the main colour of this outfit is red is because I built it up around the skirt, and the key colour in the skirt is red. The black in the skirt is what makes the black vest top work.

I think I must've forgotten to post it or intended on coming back to it to finish it off or something. Basically a while ago I was considering beginning to post pictures of some of my outfits in the hope that they may help some of you to create more outfits. I'm planning on actually starting doing this soon and so I guess that this can be the first post of that sort.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dolce & Gabbana: JAIL

Haute couture designers Dolce & Gabbana have been caught dodging taxes in Italy. The pair of designers whose clients include singer Madonna could face jail if their appeals fail. 
I don't really understand the full extent of Dolce & Gabbanas 'problems' but if you click HERE then you'll go to the BBC news page which has a short video explaining it all.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Channel 4's Comedy Gala

A while ago I posted this about Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2013. The event was held live in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and was recorded to be shown on TV at a later date. That 'later date' is this Friday  (7th June) on Channel 4, at 9pm. For information about who performed at the gala click HERE.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Luxury Comedy; Series 2

Noel Fieldings Luxury Comedy is set to make a return this year. The second series of the show will be broadcast on E4. Of the return of his show, Luxury Comedy, Noel said, 'Delighted to get a second series of Luxury Comedy - we'll definitely make the second one more like a Wednesday morning. Channel Four have been so supportive and given us creative freedom to experiment with ideas and techniques. And I think we can push things further and make something even more out there next time'. 
Click HERE to visit the Luxury Comedy E4 webpage.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

London Town Collection

London Eye

Beaked Bird


Bus No.9

Selfridge & Co.

Traditional Telephone

Warhol Style Subway

Big Ben

Palace Water

Union Flag x4

Black Cab