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Skyfall suffers Oscar nominations “Best Picture” snub in favour of Django Unchained and Lincoln

It seems both critical acclaim and box office record breaking isn’t enough to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination these days, as Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film released in the series’ 50th anniversary year failed to be considered alongside the year’s best films. This morning’s announcement of the 85th Academy Awards nominations instead saw Armour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, …

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Gerald LynchSkyfall suffers Oscar nominations “Best Picture” snub in favour of Django Unchained and Lincoln

Ozwald Boateng movie “A Man’s Story” hits cinemas this Friday

Varon Bonicos’s documentary “A Man’s Story”, following the trials and tribulations of tailor-to-the-stars and leading light in men’s fashion Ozwald Boateng, hits UK cinemas this Friday March 9th. 14 years in the making, the film follows Boateng’s day-to-day life from around the time of his 1998 divorce from first wife Pascale, up to his triumphant London Fashion Week 2010 closing show. Littered …

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Gerald LynchOzwald Boateng movie “A Man’s Story” hits cinemas this Friday
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Sneak peak: Disorder features Example on the cover of the Dapper issue

One of our favourite independent magazines, Disorder, just sent us an exclusive sneak peak at the October/November Dapper Issue…. and damn it is good. Some how they have managed to get urban musician, Example, out of his trademark bomber jackets, t-shirts, into tailored suiting!!! If you have ever need proof that a little tailoring can do wonders, here it is. …

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LauraSneak peak: Disorder features Example on the cover of the Dapper issue
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Augmented reality race game launched for the AR.Drone

Parrot have just announced AR.Race a cool new game for the AR.Drone. The AR Drone, in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out is a remote controlled quadrotor helicopter with built in wifi and 2 cameras – controlled via the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Parrot, have now launched a free racing game on the app store …

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LauraAugmented reality race game launched for the AR.Drone
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4 Spirits to give this Holiday

With the Christmas season in full swing, the parties begin. So before you show up with the standard wine or vodka, check out the following, slightly more inspiring options. From one-of-a-kind bottles to whiskey produced in small batches, liquor makers are increasingly looking for exciting new things to bring to the table. So make an impression at this years Christmas …

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Laura4 Spirits to give this Holiday

Parrot Zimku by Philippe Starck

Bonkers French designer Philippe Starck is known for his innovative and interesting designs and these stereo speakers from Parrot are no exception. Available in various colours including Arctic White, Pearl Grey and Sorbet Lime, they are a wireless speaker design intended for hook-up to today’s digital devices, such as iPods, PCs and Macs as well as TV/Home Cinema equipment (via a phono input). They will be available in the second half of 2010 for £1000.

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When You’re a Boy: Simon Foxton exhibition opens Friday

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This is officially: A Very Big Deal. Not only is uber-stylist Simon Foxton one of the most influential people in menswear but this exhibition is also one of the first to focus on the role of the stylist as opposed to the photographer. And it’s about mens fashion: double whammy! As if our readers needed any reminding, menswear is like the new womenswear. And its only taken several millenia of social evolution to focus ourselves on the fact that men are peacocks obsessed with our appearance. Anway, enough with the sociology lecture.

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cchapmanWhen You’re a Boy: Simon Foxton exhibition opens Friday

Film related fashion: Public Enemies

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On first impressions, current gangster blockbuster Public Enemies starring messrs Depp and Bale may seem to offer little in the way of fashion inspiration. Being so familiar, the gangster genre is not one that can shed a light on looks we may have forgotten about or didn’t know before. But, as ever with menswear, its all about the detail.

And with this film its the hats – fedoras to be precise. Wonderful New York blog all plaid out gives a fascinating view of Optimo, the classic brand who created the said fedoras for the movie. One of those brand insights that leaves you yearning for bygone eras of quality and craftsmanship. I particularly love the detail about the oxblood hat that Depp wears being a colour that “In certain lights looks black in others dark brown”. With fashion for autumn being largely about a certain restrained luxury, details like these should be treasured as inspiration for the coming months.

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Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt2

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- Pick one summer essential you won’t be travelling/ beach trekking/ sunbathing without!…

Read on for Ska, life in music videos and plenty of references to the likes of Mark Ronson, Noel Fielding and BGT’s Diversity!

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Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt1

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Nickque Patterson is setting the London fashion world alight- slowly but surely. As a stylist, DJ, designer and all-round fashionisto persona, Nickque is one of those people for whom every street is a real-life catwalk. Whether in front of the camera as a model or working behind the scenes orchestrating an edgy editorial, Patterson knows the trends and makes fashion happen.

Ever so fortunately, he was excited to be interviewed for Brandish and after the jump we have his full interview. Prepare for shoes described as ‘elite,’ Nickque’s self-decided role as the “Jesus of Fashion” and grooming-secrets (just check out the hair!)

We love him!

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wreidBrandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt1

WWWWD Delves into the Diet of Guy Ritchie!

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Well, not really but almost! WWWWD, aka the Worldwide Womenswear Digest, is a parody of popular fashion magazines and blogs. With an unknown founder and a readership that is growing massively with each day, the site gives tips and features on everyone and everything.

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Will ReidWWWWD Delves into the Diet of Guy Ritchie!

Techno DJ Richie Hawtin launches fashion line

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Renowned Techno DJ Richie Hawtin has launched a fashion label in partnership with designer Isolde Richly. Wittily named Richly.Hawtin the pair’s debut collection can be glimpsed at their site (modelled by Mr Hawtin himself) but will be launched properly with an exclusive party at the Apartment store in Berlin’s Mitte district this week.

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Colin ChapmanTechno DJ Richie Hawtin launches fashion line

How far is TOO far? Taking inspiration from Womenswear…

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Over the last few years, with the trends having covered skinny jeans, unisex mods, sexually-liberated hippies, shoulder pads, guy/girl jumpsuits and the his/her Eighties where basically anything went, I have tried my hand at many trends that tread the fine line between menswear and womenswear.

This photo recently appeared on Facehunter and, while originally in awe of this fashionisto’s rose accessory, I began to wonder if it would be one step too far and throw me into the realm of uncomfortable dressing…

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Will ReidHow far is TOO far? Taking inspiration from Womenswear…

Can You See it…Which Popstar Has Been Taking Style Cues from Calvin Harris?

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Calvin Harris, the Dumfries-born DJ who is often tipped with providing the backing track to the vintage wave of last summer, is currently topping the charts with his ‘I’m Not Alone’ and while watching his latest video I was suddenly aware of the BOT male’s striking similarity to another No. 1 popstar…

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Will ReidCan You See it…Which Popstar Has Been Taking Style Cues from Calvin Harris?

Latest Hairspiration: Crash Magazine’s ‘Pale Fountain’

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It looks as if, this summer, you will be mercilessly defined by your haircut. We’ve outlined a few of the trendiest, the possible need for back up in a can, and now, I have a new look. This piece of major hairspiration comes in the form of the ‘Pale Fountain’ editorial in the latest issue of Crash magazine.

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Will ReidLatest Hairspiration: Crash Magazine’s ‘Pale Fountain’