Posts Tagged ‘daily mail’

Brand Spotlight, Grooming, News

Trend Transition… Eyebrow-Free Faces?!

By wreid on July 17th, 2009

eyebrows.jpgBack when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.

Unfortunately for my now traumatised retinas, the newspaper made up a few of Britain’s biggest stars without eyebrows (image above.) I’m not a fan; waking up without eyebrows would be one of my worst nightmares. I can understand that on someone staggeringly beautiful and Elson-esque, a lack of eyebrows would only increase allure. However, this is most definitely one trend I pray does not make the leap from womenswear to menswear. Let’s leave it to the models!

(Image: Daily Mail)



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Chris Evans Uses Blog To Show-Off New Baby Noah!

By Will Reid on February 11th, 2009

chrisbaby2.jpgRadio DJ Chris Evans is the proud father of new-born son Noah and he has taken to his BBC blog to reveal pictures of his baby. Evans told readers of his BBC Radio Two blog that the new born child is “a little belter” and explains that “I know everyone says that about their own but he really is a bit special.” How adorable!

Evans married wife Natasha Shishmanian, a golf instructor, in 2007 and the ginger DJ has previously gone out with Billie Piper.

Congratulations from the Brandish team!



Accessories

There are no jokes when it comes to airport security. Except this one.

By Jonathan Smith on January 9th, 2009

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“…remember that there are no jokes when it comes to airport security.” Sage but inaccurate words from Bruce Schneier an aviation security expert commenting on what is currently the biggest joke in aviation security: the Gun Suitcase available from kidslivedesign.com retailing at a gun toting £98.

This suitcase is causing quite the stir in today’s climate of moral indignation and scare mongering from the media, but what do you think? Let us know on our Facebook wall or even write to the Daily Mail, they love this kinda crap- if only we could somehow link it to immigrants…

[Source: Metro]



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Doctor Who? Matt Smith- Actor and Possible Style Idol?

By Will Reid on January 5th, 2009

doctorwhoMatt Smith, a 26-year old actor and relative unknown, has been made the new Doctor Who and if not for anything else, he will be known as the youngest ever Doctor. Smith has appeared in theatre productions ‘That Face’ and ‘Swimming with Sharks.’ Smith is creating considerable drama with his appointment as The Doctor and my favourite (albeit unreliable) Daily Mail is reporting suspicions of a betting-related scandal.

With his thin frame, gauche mannerisms and androgynous looks, I think we have a potential style idol on our hands. What do you think? Tell us on our Facebook wall.

(Image Source: Daily Mail)



Entertainment, Gifts, Lifestyle & Gadgets

Yay or Nay: CrapWrap by Firebox.com

By Will Reid on December 15th, 2008

crapwrap_ex8.jpg“Bored of perfectly folded paper and exquisitely tied ribbon? Fancy adding a more ‘personal’ touch this year? Then why not have your Christmas presents CrapWrapped™ at Firebox. This exclusive, uniquely shoddy gift wrapping option involves us wrapping your pressies in a slapdash fashion. “

The Daily Mail reports that Firebox.com is paying “20 of its male forklift truck drivers and warehouse assistants to wrap presents as quickly as possible, using ugly brown duct tape and very little care” for their latest ‘CrapWrap’ service. The service has proved popular with over 500 Firebox customers after only a week of its launch but what do you think?

Is it a bit stereotypical to say that all men are bad at wrapping or do you agree with Geraldine James, buying manager for Christmas gifts at Selfridges, who states that “men are perfectly capable of wrapping presents beautifully. They choose to pretend they can’t so they don’t have to do it.”

Vote ‘Yay or Nay’ to the service after the jump!

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Oh Dear- Is Someone Feeling The Credit Crunch?

By Will Reid on December 2nd, 2008

ramsey.jpgYesterday we saw Jamie Hince donning a rather hobo-chic look and today we hear that Tony Simm, a Gordon Ramsay lookalike (emm…not quite,) has come forward to tell the world of how he is being verbally attacked as a result of the famous TV Chef’s supposed-affair.

Simm, aged 50, tells the Daily Mail that “everyone used to like him, and being his double meant I’d get lots of good attention everytime I left the house. But since the news of him and his alleged mistress hit the headlines, I’ve been called a love cheat by about 50 angry women of all ages.”

Simm also states that “it’s great that people are confusing me with the real deal, but I must admit I’m not totally happy about the fallout this has created.” Well, I guess that’s another reason to not give up the day job.

(Source: Daily Mail)



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Yay or Nay?: Ronnie Wood and Girlfriend Go Matching!

By Will Reid on October 27th, 2008

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Ever since Ronnie Wood ran off with his 18-year old mistress Ekaterina Ivanova, I have been keeping my eye on the new couple’s outfits. Throughout history, scandals have been defined by fashion; Princess Diana’s tiger-print swimsuit, Heather Mills’ patchwork suit, Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Blue Dress.’

It struck me that Ronnie and Ivanova were often wearing outfits with a similar theme. On the left, we can see that one week, they both indulged in tie-dye print and during this week, they wore on-trend plaid/tartan jackets.

What do you think of couples in matching outfits? Yay or Nay?

Take our poll after the jump!

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Entertainment, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Manilow Manorexic- An Actual Fear or Tabloid Fodder?

By Will Reid on July 21st, 2008

barrymanilow.jpgLast week’s diet poll obviously hit home for a lot of you- but in a way that I had not expected. I confess to being a guy who is conscious of my weight and I have dieted. I see nothing wrong with wanting to fit into a pair of skinny jeans but thought I was of a minority. However, that appears not to be the case; 57% of you voted that there was nothing wrong with watching your weight and had therefore dieted.

I know that most of you are unlikely to be suffering from an eating disorder but it appears that ‘Manorexia’ is no longer a fad-word put out by editors trying to fill pages of a cheap magazine but a reality edging it’s way into pop culture.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Jay-Z’s Glastonbury performance gets the Liz Jones treatment

By admin on July 1st, 2008

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Jay-Z took to the Pyramid Stage at this year’s Glastonbury wearing a plaid scarf, dark jeans, puffa and shades looking every inch like a piece of hip-hop royalty. Jay won over the crowd, opening with a hammed-up cover of Oasis’ Wonderwall and as he later told MTV Base it was his attempt to poke fun at the whole controversy that has surrounded this Glastonbury: “That’s my sense of humor,” Jay told MTV Base. “I have a sense of humor like a Brit, so I thought people would appreciate that. Noel Gallagher was one of the biggest detractors, so I figured that was a cool way to start the show.”


Liz Jones‘ Glastonbury review
of Jay-Z (I can hear Jones calling him Jay-Zed in my head) is just as funny but for entirely different reasons. See after the jump to continue reading and see Jay-Z’s performance at Glastonbury.

James McCauley/Rex Features

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: Are You A Kiss-’n'-Tella Fella?

By Will Reid on June 16th, 2008

coreyhaim.jpgWhile silently delighting in the sleazy nature of the Daily Mail, I found myself drawn to Corey Haim’s tale of Posh Spice’s lack of pulling prowess. He claims that when Mrs. Beckham kisses she “does this little grrhh thing. What did it feel like? Like a girl gnawing on your lip!” Oh yes, that feeling…?!

Poor Posh, it must be rather rubbish to wake up and find that an 80s Teen-Idol has returned to rain on your sex symbol status (okay, maybe not sex symbol but let’s be nice!) It made me wonder if maybe I too would be rather boastful if I had got with the current Marc Jacobs model. Would I be whipping out stories of my romantic escapades with Lady B if I too had enjoyed her company? Or would I have enough self-repsect to keep quiet?

See the Brandish Poll after the jump to tell us what you think.

(Image: George Taylor/Rex Features)

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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?

[Images supplied by Getty]




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