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House charity tee

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

HouseFans of the TV show will be excited to hear you can now adorn your chest with one of Dr House’s ‘House-isms’. Hugh Laurie and fellow cast members modelled an ‘Everybody Lies’ t-shirt all proceeds of which go to supporting mental health charities. The t-shirts cost $19.95 and are American A
pparel, so no sweatshop labour will have sullied your charitable purchase.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Daily Mail picks on Beckham

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

73742125David Beckham made waves in the Daily Mail today as they caught him wearing a Cincinnatti Reds baseball cap, a fashion faux pas which is apparently "equivalent to a Newcastle fan wearing a rugby shirt from London." Accusing him of upsetting LA Galaxy fans before he’s even played a match the Mail called the article "Beckham’s sporting fashion blunder". Now I have it on good authority from a bona fide American that this isn’t a big deal at all, so what’s the beef Daily Mail?

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Johnny Borrell in cowboy boot shame

By ShinyMedia on April 24th, 2007

DunstborrellIn a way I’m glad he’s out of his all-white stage ensemble but his latest outfit has me screaming "Oi, Borrell Nooooo!" in the style of a 1990′s Paul Whitehouse. Cowboy boots and stretch denim are always a bad combination, especially if you’re so slim that the boots flap about your legs. Kirsten Dunst certainly looks very happy to be in the young man’s company, or perhaps she’s just smiling down at those flappy, gappy,

Johnny made headlines recently when he was the seventh man in history to appear on the cover of Vogue, alongside Natalia Vodianova where he told reporters: "Stage gear is like armour, the moment you pull it on, you can feel yourself going into character." Wonder what character he was trying to portray this time…

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Pope Benedict XVI gives shoes to needy

By ShinyMedia on April 23rd, 2007

Pope Benedict XVI showed his Christian side on Saturday when got himself a pair of red Moreschi kangaroo skin loafers as he also received 15,000 more pairs to give to the needy. I doubt they are as flashy as Moreschi’s $1000 ostrich skin loafers, but they will be sent out to charities chosen by the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI has revived the custom of wearing red shoes but thankfully hasn’t reignited the custom of kissing the papal foot. Mmm.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Puma’s French 77 launch party

By ShinyMedia on April 20th, 2007


Freddie Ljungberg, Leah Wood and Lemar all attended a party at Claridges for the launch of Puma’s French 77. French 77 is sports lifestyle collection inspired by tennis playboy Guillermo Vilas circa 1970s. Catwalk Queen was there to watch on as electric violinist/model Linzi Stoppard
opened the catwalk show to a bulging ballroom of trendies. Kim was obviously happy to see Ljungberg: "The range
was indeed quite retro featuring tennis gear that your mum could have
worn back in the day, only with a modern twist. The drinks may have run
dry a little early and an electric fan wouldn’t have gone astray but
did I mention Freddie Ljungberg?" See after the jump for a campaign image.

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Pete Turner, king of ‘old rave’

By Isabelle on April 13th, 2007

If you’ve ever been out out clubbing in some of Brighton’s more mainstream clubs you’ll surely recognise this white-gloved septuagenarian. Pete Turner has been clubbing since the ’60s but is still going strong saying: "Things have changed
a lot since then, especially the music.
In my view, it has got better." In my days as a student I used to see him a fair bit, and the man never stops dancing; forget Mike from Spaced, Pete is the clubbing king:

"I love music. I love
dancing. The more hardcore the
better. I’m a bit like a Pringle – once
I bop, I just can’t stop."

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Snoop Dog charged with Gun and Marijuana possession

By Isabelle on April 11th, 2007

Hip Hop’s finest canine creation, Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr) has been charged with Gun and Marijuana possession. The rapper is known for his love of marijuana, and was arrested last year after police
found a gun and marijuana in his car in a
US airport. The Dogg could face up to four years in prison if he is
convicted on both charges as he already has previous drugs possession charges. 

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Clothing, News

The Sartorialist snaps New York Easter Parade

By Isabelle on April 10th, 2007

Every Easter in New York they have a wonderful Easter Parade, but unlike the overblown Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade the Easter Parade is an altogether more genteel affair. Donning their finest hats and suits people parade down Manhattan’s streets looking very sophisticated. The Sartorialist had some wonderful pictures up last year, and this year the pictures are just as good. The images capture New York and the pleasure of dressing up brilliantly.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Keith Richards’ ‘snorting dad’ joke

By Isabelle on April 5th, 2007

A few days ago Keith Richards told the NME he once mixed his dad’s ashes in with a bit of chang and snorted him. The piratic rock star said: "He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared. It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive." Apparently it was all a joke and Richards explained to what actually happened to the ashes "The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. "I took the … ashes [and sprinkled them beneath the tree], and he is now growing oak trees and he would love me for it!" He added: "I wouldn’t take cocaine at this point in my life, unless I wished to commit suicide." Looks like Keef has got more in common with Alan Titchmarsh than Jimi Hendrix nowadays.

Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Joy Division trainer by New Balance

By Isabelle on April 4th, 2007


New Balance have produced a trainer inspired by Peter Saville’s designs for Joy Division. The white trainer features Saville’s now famous image he created for Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ album on the sole and ‘Fact 10′ the catalogue number for the record. As usual Gawker added their amusing tuppence worth: "Yeah, that’s how we always pictured Ian Curtis. Jogging like a prat.
Maybe with some ankle weights, and a track suit! Right up until the
moment he hanged himself." New Balance themselves can’t reveal anything other than to confirm that it’s something they’re working on. See after the jump for another picture.

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Clothing, News

Collection of Style store

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007


Over at Catwalk Queen we’re quite excited by the opening of COS, H&M’s new offshoot. It is only one store in London for now but hopefully we’ll see a nationwide expansion as their classic range is perfect for the stylish but not too kooky male. Susie Bubble has been raving about the collection and it does look a lot better than most high street menswear available at the moment.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Beckham pipped to be sporting style leader

By Isabelle on March 30th, 2007

US men’s fashion experts are hoping that David Beckham will inject a bit of style into the sporting world in America. "Hopefully it will inspire them to lift their game," said
Adam Rapoport, style editor at men’s fashion magazine GQ. "I
think athletes respond to competition well. If someone’s
looking better than them they want to get on par with them." Despite not yet arriving in the US Beckham has already appeared on the cover of US men’s style mag Details. Wendell Brown, senior fashion editor at Esquire, explained how US sports stars need sartorial guidance: "Desperately. And they’re in need of a tailor, I
hope Beckham has a major impact."

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