Brooke + Bubbles + Michael

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Smash Hits: blast from the past

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Smash Hits, December 25. 1980 - p.01

When Brian McCloskey visited his parents in Ireland the year before last, he boxed up his decades-old collection of Smash Hits magazines and shipped it back to California without having much of a plan in mind. Then he decided to scan every issue, upload onto a blog Continue reading

London fashion week AW11: Burberry Prorsum

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There were mixed mutterings pre-Burberry. Some say Burberry needs to switch things up, (“the shows are too long and repetitive”), while others insist Christopher Bailey is a genius. I was looking forward to as much of the marketing hoopla as the collection. Continue reading

Dandy Girls

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[Runway images: Style.com Jason Wu AW11]

Happy Birthday David Bowie

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What a magnificent picture!

And I love this video… anyone remember ‘duster coats’?

Lady Gaga x Polaroid: It’s time

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Last year there was much excitement at the news that Lady Gaga was collaborating with Polaroid. What would they create? Clothes? Cameras? Music? Well, the wait is nearly over and the results of ‘Grey Label’ will be unveiled on Thursday.

At 3.30pm PT, Gaga fans can watch the launch live from the Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas on Polaroid.com where the countdown has already started…

Source: MTV

Johnny Borrell is Burberryed up

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Is Christopher Bailey a frustrated rock star? How else to explain his out-of-control obsession with Brit indie music? Why, even the hold music for Burberry HQ consists of warbling Bailey-approved Brit bands – talk about attention to detail.

From the look of this image of Johnny Borrell recording for Burberry, I’d say something’s definitely up – *gasp* – surely not a Burberry-sponsored stab at the Christmas number one? Say it ain’t so (although Borrell and Edie Campbell in a Burberry-wardrobed, Testino-directed video would be damn cute)…

Malcolm McLaren and JD Salinger remembered

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Touching Malcolm McLaren obituary in yesterday’s Observer

And one on JD Salinger by Lilian Ross

London Calling: the movie

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How exciting to discover there’s a film in the pipeline on the subject of one of the most influential bands ever – The Clash. Exciting but scary too. It could be as wonderful as Control, or it could be… a disaster. A bit like meeting your hero, or watching the film version of a book you have grown up with, all those high expectations could be met with bitter disappointment. However, the signs are promising so far. Former Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simenon are on board as ‘executive producers and advisers’ so the story should be authentic and just think of all the unseen footage that must be lurking in Jones’ lockup. Now, we just need Don Letts to direct and we’re all set.

Quote of the day

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“I feel like I have a responsibility to my community and other young girls to help redefine what it looks like to be a woman. I don’t believe in men’s wear or women’s wear, I just like what I like. And I think we should just be respected for being an individual… I’ve been in Vogue, now, and different publications, which is cool, because I think that it just shows a different perspective of how women can dress.”
Janelle Monae

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