Tag Archives: summer

Eternal Summers – You Kill

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl make friends. Boy and girl go to a party. Girl makes some more friends. Boy misses his chance with girl. Boy takes his way-too-drunk best friend home. Girl wants to stay at party.

Oh, mayyyn!

Beautiful Rain

Even for London, the rain this summer has been pretty crazy. It’s pretty much beyond a joke now. It’s entirely possible that autumn could arrive and we won’t have even had any kind of two week heatwave that normally constitutes a summer in the UK. Rain can be beautiful though, especially when it’s not real rain, and it’s in a gorgeously hot and clean country like Singapore. Look at this video of the kinetic sculpture that’s just been installed in Changi Airport.

Singapore seems like an amazing destination – everything there looks incredibly efficient and clean. My mum was born in Singapore, and she’s always wanted to return one day. It’s definitely top of my holiday short list!

SPLASHH – All I Wanna Do

Hazy dreampop from Splashh, accompanied by appropriately lo-fi visuals. Expect big things from them, as they have already been snapped up by Luv Luv Luv Records.

Luv-ly stuff.

And Dior Created Woman


Gorgeous summery sixties ad for Dior Addict, starring the beautiful Daphné Groeneveld. Do you recognise the song? It’s “I Love You Ono” by Stereo Total and it was also used by Sony in one of their camcorder ads! That’s how I first heard it, anway.

Primary Coloured Selfridges

Summer 2012 is supposed to be Britain’s moment. We’ve got the Jubilee and the Olympics, and in true British fashion we’ve got a fuck load of rain to go with it. Everyone’s trying to get in on the act, but at least Selfridges have done a decent job of it, truly evoking the glory years of cool Britannia with their Big British Shop concept store.

But why stop at blue and red, and leave out the Selfridges signature sunny yellow hue? In tandem with the launch of their Big British Shop, Selfridges have also reprised 2009’s The Big Yellow Shop. Everything Pantone 109 can be found there, so for those with sallow complexions – perhaps you’d better steer clear of any clothes that are stocked? Pantone 109 is definitely not my colour.

Dolce & Gabbana SS12 Eyewear Film

Bianca Balti and Anna Orso star in Dolce & Gabbana’s latest film to launch the Spring/Summer ’12 ‘Matt Silk‘ eyewear collection.

Directed by Luca Finotti and styled by Yuri Ahn, ‘Italiana’ is inspired by the 1950′s and classic Italian comedies. The stylish promo shows the women driving a convertible around some twisty, mountainous roads. During the journey they swap sunglasses, chat, laugh, argue (over the sunglasses, obviously) and eventually make up.

Spring Has Sprung!

Actually, it hasn’t.

It’s forecast to snow over the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been looking forward to more frequent sunny spells, pastel dresses, open toed shoes, lazing in the park, huge jugs of Pimms and longer days. Here are the Spring/Summer campaigns that have made me yearn for, errm…Spring/Summer.

Louis Vuitton by Steven Meisel – what better setting for this season’s pastel shades than in an ice cream parlour?

Steven Meisel also shot Prada’s newest campaign. Prada have added a little bit of edge to their take on the new pastels, and the models kind of look like fifties housewives who’ve finally got bored of suburbia and run off with petrolheads for a crazy road trip.

However, Tim Walker’s efforts for Mulberry really trumps both of these campaigns. Oversized props and a seaside setting, through the lense of the undisputed master of fantastical, nostalgia-tinged editorial? Perfection!