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The F.S.C Spring Ventile Parka

Laura Coats & Jackets, features Leave a Comment

Unfortunately there is still no summer in sight for us here in the UK. So while some of you are probably enjoying the sun, we are contending with rain. In this weather it is always hard to figure out what to wear. Jackets are very much a necessity, but many are too bulky or warm. That is why I love …

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Burberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks

Laura Brand Spotlight, Celeb style, Clothing, features, Gallery 1 Comment

It hardly feels as though we have had a summer, but Burberry have already unveiled their Autumn 2011 campaign looks. Featuring a number of British actors, models and musicians, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, stated he was “inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter …

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TOMs launch eyewear collection

Laura Accessories, features, sunglasses 1 Comment

TOMs have just expanded their charity-meets-commerce business model, to included sunglasses…and we here at Brandish can’t get enough. Continuing their tradition of one-for-one, they will be offering assistance to people in need of ocular surgery, reading glasses or sunglasses. The collection includes two different styles one clearly Wayfarer-inspired, the other a wire-framed aviator. So if you need a pair of …

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7 tips for training for a triathlon

Laura features, health, Sports Leave a Comment

Triathlon season is here and as those of you who follow us on Twitter will know I have signed up to compete in my first one next month. Seeing as I couldn’t remember the last time I went to the gym, I decided to ask Dr Ralph Rogers from the London Orthopaedic Clinic for some top triathlon training tips. Dr …

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Skate For Cancer takes on France

Laura features, health, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News Leave a Comment

Skate for Cancer (S4C) was started by Rob Dyer after he lost a number of important people including his mother to Cancer. Anyone who has ever met Rob will tell you that he is a truly inspirational individual who turned something very tragic into a source of inspiration, dedicating himself to raising awareness of cancer amongst young people. In 2004, …

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Lanvin Neckties and Bowties for Autumn/Winter 2011

Laura Accessories, Designer Spotlight, features 4 Comments

Lanvin has giving the necktie an interesting spin in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection combining silk and wool splits. As you can see above the long end of the necktie is finished in a wool. Similarly, the bowties have a wool application that personally I think sits well with the silk. What do you think? Would you wear these split neckties?

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From the North with Love by Stussy

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, features 1 Comment

Here is another collection I wish was available in the UK. Stussy Canada has drawn upon the history of the West Coast and the First Nations culture there, to create a special capsule dubbed “From the North with Love.” The collection includes tees, sweats and special woven shirts which represent the perfect layering components for Canadian weather. Unfortunately for us …

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Opening Ceremony x Warriors of Radness “Beach Crew!” collection

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Collaborations, features 4 Comments

I love the fresh, day- faded pastels of Opening Ceremony x Warriors of Radness “Beach Crew!” Collection. However, that said I can’t help but feel these shorts will only work on super skinny model types. Unlike some, I have no issues with men wearing shorts… but it is all about the length, and well short shorts just aren’t a good …

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Introducing: Lexdray Bags

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A few months ago I was introduced to this great new line of travel bags by Lexdray. Set to launch this month the debut collection, “The Classified Collection,” is inspired by concepts of utility and exploration. The bags are understated on the outside, yet technically sophisticated on the inside, with secret pockets and concealed details. Each piece is constructed from …

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Cape Madras long sleeve summer shirts

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Cape Madras have just released their “perfect summer attire” longsleeve shirt. I know those are two words you don’t usually see together, however Madras insists it is made from “the best warm weather fabric ever created.” The fabric apparently has a great history behind it and gets its name from the “English name of the city of Chennai, India with …

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Introducing the Baldr Collective

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One of our favourite new menswear labels to come out this year is the Baldr Collective. The entirely European made label originated in Norway, and have focused their first collection on classic t-shirts and button downs. The label started with the aim of reinventing and redefining scandinavian values within design, craftsmanship and materials while making use of the nordic cultural …

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Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, features, Sportswear 3 Comments

Levi’s latest collection aimed at cyclists has been creating a lot of buzz this week and it is not hard to see why. Their debut cycling line draws on their workwear heritage, while incorporating technical functionality. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the Trucker Jacket, based on a 1967 design. It’s long cut with a slight drop …

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Miansai Fish Hook Bracelet

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The Miansai’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection has really caught my attention recently, inspired in part by vintage jewellery and commonly found items. I particularly love this Fish Hook Bracelet with its nautical styling and colorful cord. It is available in several colors… perfect to remind you of lazy summer days while stuck in the office. The collection is available now at …

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Adam Kimmel Bandana Roll-Up Sleeve Shirts inspired by Snoop Dogg

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Personally I have never really thought of Snoop Dogg as much of a fashion icon, but that is exactly where Adam Kimmel got his inspiration for his latest series of roll-up shirts. Utilizing a custom bandana print reflective of Snoop’s personal style, the shirts feature several different cashmere/cotton designs incorporated into the roll-up part of both T-shirts and button-downs. Overall …

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Globe-Trotter “William & Kate” Luggage Collection

Laura Accessories, features, Luggage, Luggage & Travel Leave a Comment

It seems like everyone is trying to find a way to capitalize on the royal couples big day including luggage maker Globe-Trotter. Now I’m sure most of you are about as sick of hearing about the wedding as I am, but when I saw Globe-Trotters special edition luggage, I couldn’t help but write about it. I have always had a …

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Great summer ties from General Knot & Co.

Laura Accessories, features, Outfit picks, Suits & Tailoring Leave a Comment

I know we are all a bit tired of weddings (thanks Will and Kate), but with the summer wedding season just kicking off, it is probably a good time to invest in a new tie to refresh that suit you wore last year. One of my favourite tie makers as of late has to be General Knot & Co. The …

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The other royal wedding

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Tired of hearing all about Kate & Wills? Well fear not, you’re not alone! Which is why we love this cheeky campaign by the east London Ad agency, Albion. They have designed t-shirts and other memorabilia to support our Other Royal Wedding, the impending marriage of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall. Albion London founder and CEO, Jason Goodman, said, ‘We …

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Symmetry Scarves

Laura Accessories, Designer Spotlight, features 1 Comment

I recently was introduced to this awesome LA based label Symmetry by a friend in California. I immediately fell in love with the way they have put a contemporary spin on the traditional wrap scarf. The husband-and-wife design duo first launched their accessory brand in 2010, and have made a name for themselves by combining quality and function. After a …

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