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Quote of the day: John Maxwell-Worrell



Allan ‘Capitan’ Thornhill image from Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival

“West Indians who went to the carnival actually felt empowered by their numbers because outside of those two days we felt like one blackcuurant in a large pink teacake.”

John Maxwell-Worrell, music promoter, Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival (more…)



Shop the post: There’s no place like home



Fran Summers UK Vogue Alasdair McLellan

I feel a bit guilty saying this, but Alasdair McLennan’s story in UK Vogue’s September issue was my favourite. Even if, as a commenter on The Fashion Spot described it, “[it’s the] same editorial he’s been doing this entire decade”. (Ouch.) I know I should be raving about the Rihanna shoot or the Anton Corbijn shoot (which is lush) but sometimes I just want some tried and tested retro heritage candy, which this delivers. (more…)



Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene



Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene by Chris Stein

Never not buying books about 1970s New York! Here’s a brilliant one on the New York downtown scene by Blondie’s Chris Stein. Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene looks like a time capsule of New York at its run down, romanticized best, encompassing legendary characters (William Boroughs, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol) amongst city streetscapes and New York nightlife. (more…)