Monday, 9 June 2014

Fashion: Drop Dead Clothing Meets Itchy and Scratchy

Drop Dead Clothing unleashes the Itchy & Scratchy collection onto the unsuspecting world of music and fashion
A favourite among scene singers, Drop Dead Clothing’s latest range of clothes and accessories features imagery from the fictional animated show made famous by The Simpsons; The Itchy and Scratchy Show. An unprecedented but genius idea, the fashion range is full of iconic Itchy and Scratchy scenarios and features everything from snapbacks and hoodies to joggers and keyrings.
Drop Dead Clothing was founded in 2005 by the lead singer of metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, Oli Sykes. In the past nine years the alternative clothing has become wildly popular and everybody from actor Jamie Campbell Bower to singer Kellan Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens has been seen wearing a piece of the Drop Dead collection.
At first Sykes would just create the designs himself but as the love for the label grew he started to pair up with several other artists for support before opening a store in London, Carnaby with the headquarters remaining in Sheffield, the birthplace of the brand.
As we roll into the summer the British singer had unveiled the company’s coolest and quirkiest range yet; be prepared to fall to in love with that fiendish mouse and crazy cat all over again.

If you head over to the website you can see the collection in full, for the ladies there are tie lilac tie dye crop tops with Krusty the Clowns crazed face, a loose knit purple jumper printed with Itchy and Scratchy’s profile and black leggings with the same quirky design. For the lads there are printed hoodies, tees featuring the bizarre but iconic Itchy and Scratchy scenes and accessories galore. The sections are marked as ‘Girls’ and ‘Guys’ but many of the pieces are unisex including several of the tees, vests and hats.
Prices are affordable from Drop Dead Clothing, starting at £8 for the keyrings, with a tee costing around £30 and £60 for a hoodie.
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Emily-Rose Vierke

Monday, 2 June 2014

Fashion: Cannes Festival 2014 Best Dressed

You know how I said the MET Gala is my favourite time of the year in regards to red-carpet celebrity  fashion? I lied, Cannes is. The most glamorous, spectacular event wear Gucci to a luncheon is not even remotely over the top.
As always with Cannes a top 12 is simply impossible check out my top 16 Best Dressed from the fabulous festival

  • Blake Lively is certainly making an awesome return to the red carpet, she rocked this deep red Gucci Première gown at the ‘Grace of Monaco’  Premiere, adore the shoes, the make up, the jewels; just red carpet perfection
  • Naomi Watts totally blew me away in this grey/blue Marchesa dress at the ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ premiere, the embellishment is stunning and her grey accessories match wonderfully
  • Cate Blanchett wore a beautiful metallic teal Amrani Privé dress looking rather mermaid like too, the fit i stunning and I love her hair swept up
  • I simply love redheads in blue and Jessica Chastain was gorgeous in this royal blue Atelier Versace asymmetric dress at ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Cannes premiere, I also love the frosted earrings and the red lips; consistently stunning

  • Blake Lively stunned again in this Giambattista Valli Couture ensemble at Grand Journal TV, where else could you wear Couture besides Cannes? Love the nude sandals and simple make up with that to-die for hair. Urgh. 
  • Hilary Swank blew me away in this gorgeous white silk Atelier Versace gown for the ‘The Homesman’ Premiere, I'm often a little on this fence with Hilary but this dress is beautiful on her and those blue drop earrings and some gorgeous contrast of colour
  • Jennifer Lawrence is starting to grow out her and I think I quite like this chic bob, she wore (of course) Christian Dior to a party to celebrate Mockingjay movie. This isn't your usual Dior look though and I love the edginess of it
  • Aishwarya Rai was absolutely breath-taking in this shimmering Roberto Cavalli dress at the ‘Two Days, One Night’ (‘Deux Jours, Une Nuit’) Premiere. Everything about this screams Hollywood glamour

  • Sonam Kapoor wore a delightful cornflower blue Elie Saab Couture bandeau gown at the Chopard Dinner. This is a delicious colour and even more glorious against her skin tone, I love that she wore heavy jewelry and kept her hair out of the way letting the outfit do all the talking. 
  • Nicole Kidman was radint in a seriously embellished blue Armani Privé gown at the ‘Grace of Monaco’ Premiere, only fitting see as she is the star of the movie. There was some serious glittering with this ensemble but nothing is ever too much for Cannes
  • Eva Longoria kept it simple but glamorous nonetheless in white Gabriela Cadena as she attended the ‘Saint Laurent’ Premiere. It is standard full on perfection from Eva and although its a look we've seen before I love it anyway
  • Jessica Chastain is back again in a lilac Elie Saab Couture number for the ‘Foxcatcher’ Premiere. Her stylist deserves a medal, the use of colour with Jessica is always spot on and she never fails to wear a pair of stunning shoes!

  • Rosie Huntington Whiteley was nothing short of elegant in this shimmering grey Gucci dress at 'The Search' Premiere. This look was all about simple sophistication, keeping everything minimal including the slicked back hair. For me, this is the best she's ever looked.
  • Marion Cotillard looked perfectly adorable in Christian Dior at L'Homme Qu'on Aimait Trop premiere, Marion always manages to make any kind of look stunning. A pleated, ankle swinging, metallic prom dress shouldn't work-especially at Cannes but on Marion it's wonderful! 
  • Showing a more casual, but still perfectly put together, look Jessica Chastain wore a  Dolce and Gabbana blue pencil dress at Le Grand Journal studios; white heels, chic sunnies and a wavy do completed the look
  • Dita Von Teese worked her siren look in this black floral wrap around by Blumarine as she attended the amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala, as always with Dita the make up was flawless and she rocked the 50's burlesque hair with ease and confidence.
My best dressed of the event goes to Jessica Chastain, like you didn't see that coming?!