Pet Shop Boys use ’90s club footage for rave homage

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The Pet Shop Boys have made a bangin’ house track for the millennial generation (I think we’re calling this EDM now, yeah?) and it’s brilliant. And they’ve used amateur footage from the raves themselves for the video.

According to the press release, the song and video (by filmmaker and photographer Joost Vandeburg) are a tribute to the way British youth in the late ’80s ‘found its own freedom with a new culture epitomised by dance music and raves’. It seems we can’t stop looking back at past times of freedom and innovation which prevents us innovating in the now. Part of the problem is that we can’t get enough of the vast mine of original material being shared online, some of it never seen before. I’m guilty as charged, I love discovering and sharing ancient pictures and footage, but I think that’s OK, I’ve done my bit of innovating. But for younger people, it’s time to step away from the nostalgic nineties, get out there, get physical and create, without endlessly looking to the past.

FILM TRAILER: Anarchist – The Malcolm McLaren Generation

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I don’t know anything about this film other than it’s a documentary by Phil Strongman and the trailer has just gone up on Youtube. It features Vivienne Westwood, Adam Ant, Tracey Emin, Boy George and a host of other McLaren associates. I’m slightly obsessed by the hugely influential punk provocateur so this will be a big must-see for me. If you have any more info, do tell…

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Work it! District MTV’s Midweek Mixtape

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District MTV, the fashion and style arm of MTV asked me to compile a playlist of my hip-hop favourites for its Midweek Mixtape feature. So naturally I went for the old school greats – I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of Schoolly D, Eric B and Roxanne Shante…?

Read the feature on District MTV here

Pay this forward: Patti Smith’s advice to the young

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This Patti Smith video has been doing the rounds this week but I don’t think the advice is only suited to the young. Anyone can benefit from Patti’s wise and wonderful words. Please pay it forward and share this video with your daughters, mothers, sisters, brothers and friends!

Saint Laurent AW13: Courtney Love and Kim Gordon by Hedi Slimane

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Complain all you like, I’m loving Courtney and Kim in Saint Laurent’s new ads. Even if Kim does look a little draggy. Also, I need to know who did her nails…

The Pet Shop Boys wear J.W.Anderson

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Good spot on Twitter by Richard Gray from Sunday Times Style of Chris Lowe wearing J.W.Anderson’s quilted hat on the cover of the Pet Shop Boys’ single, Leaving. I’ve always maintained that the Pet Shop Boys have immense style, from their videos, to their record sleeves to their outfits. Here’s the hat in action on the AW12 catwalk… Continue reading

Blog loving: Dapper Dan of Harlem

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Hip hop style of yester-year yo! More here

London Fashion Week: Philip Treacy’s Michael Jackson extravaganza *VIDEO*

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Fashion people are hard to impress and fashion people going to a Philip Treacy show are harder still. Why? Because we have seen the ultimate in Treacy show fabulosity before and think it can’t be beaten. But yes it can and it just was. Continue reading

Somerset Calling: Strummer of Love

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Last weekend I went to my first proper festival and now I think I get it. OK, we didn’t camp, but we did get arse-deep in mud, bounced around to some amazing bands, got acquainted with the festival portaloo experience (the only chance to sit down in 12 hours) and discovered the joys of a tech-free weekend*. Continue reading

From the vaults: remember when Helmut Lang designed a record box for Louis Vuitton…?

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…and Grandmaster Flash posed on it?
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