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Accessories, Entertainment, Trends

How far is TOO far? Taking inspiration from Womenswear…

By Will Reid on May 12th, 2009

IMG_8378.jpgOver 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 (a fatal flaw when it comes to styling!) I happily carry a man-bag and have even experimented with Guyliner in recent months but I couldn’t be sure that I would feel okay with an accessory like the one above. Would you be willing too wear something so overtly feminine or do you like to stick within the traditional fashion sex boundaries?

Tell us on our Facebook wall!



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Which High-Profile Model Inspired Brandon Flowers’ Brits Brilliance?

By Will Reid on February 26th, 2009

wenn5250728.jpgWhen Brandon Flowers stepped onto the stage at this years Brits 2009 in that jacket I died as I felt my own wardrobe implode with sheer joy. His jacket had major shoulder pads covered in long feathers and the overall look was a mixture of indie legend and an American footballer who had been given a makeover by Jean Paul Gaultier.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many people shared in my amazement and when I set my Facebook status to something Brandon-related immediately I had replies from fashion, music and technology writers all claiming to be either in love/ mad with envy or seeing double. I, myself, felt that I recognised the jacket and it wasn’t until the next day that I realised the model Brandon had obviously been taking style tips from…

(Image: Danny Clifford/Hottwire.net/WENN.com)

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Entertainment, Grooming, Heroes and Celebrities

Jimmy Carr in ‘Mancake’ at Elle Style Awards 2009

By Will Reid on February 11th, 2009

wenn2282700.jpgYesterday, I was on my way to Gatwick after a holiday in Brighton and the radio came on with Jimmy Carr talking about such things as ‘Guyliner’ and ‘Manscara.’ It turned out that Carr had himself been wearing these rather controversial at the Elle Style Awards on Monday night and he explained that “you can’t polish a turd but you can sprinkle glitter on it.”

At Brandish, we have already investigated this trend of man make-up with hilarious videos and opinion pieces. What do you think? Tell us on our Facebook wall.

(Image: WENN.com)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Alexander Wang Announces Menswear- Is Our Favourite Hipster Jumping on the Bandwagon!

By Will Reid on February 6th, 2009

Nitrolicious has revealed that Alexander Wang, the most recent fashion darling and It-designer, is to launch a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Adamant that he isn’t simply jumping on the bandwagon, Wang explains that “for us it’s a component that’s always been there..the idea has always been there, I’m just expanding it” in reference to his famously androgynous looks.

What do you think- would you be up for Wang’s signature baggy vests, scruffy trainers and cropped trousers? I’m already excited! Write on our Facebook Wall and let us know what you think.



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

W Magazine: Brad Pitt- February 2009

By Will Reid on January 8th, 2009

brad-pitt-w-magazine-february-2009-04.jpgBrad Pitt, currently promoting his new film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ has nabbed the cover of this month’s W magazine. Brad stars in a photographic portfolio by Chuck Close and the black-and-white pics are basically Pitt at a few different angles. The covers boasts that this issue is ‘The A-List’ issue with “the superstar, the hottest directors, the coolest producers 7 the glitziest Hollywood memorials.”

See after the jump for the entire set of photos and tell us what you think of Brad’s attempt to be arty over on our Facebook wall.

(Source: JustJared)

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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)



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, News

Will the Real Henry Holland Please SuperPoke Us?

By Will Reid on December 16th, 2008

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Grazia recently reported that Henry Holland has 662 friends on Facebook. However, upon closer inspection (and my quest to see if old Henners has uploaded his pic with our Catwalk Queen editor Gemma,) I found that there are two Henry Hollands on Facebook. And neither has 662 friends.

One of the Henries has 403 friends and the other has 582- how intriguing! Worst of all?- neither has Agyness Deyn as a Facebook mate. The Brandish team does love a fashion mystery!



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Henry Conway Features in The Guardian’s ‘Best Dressed of 2008′

By Will Reid on December 16th, 2008

henryconway.jpgThe Guardian released its ‘Best Dressed of 2008′ list last week and along with likes of Carine Roitfeld and Alexa Chung, Henry Conway was featured as a sartorial star. The newspaper reports that “anyone who can steal the limelight from Paris Hilton at her own London party courtesy of a dashing white satin suit is OK by us.”

The 10-person long list is women-dominated and the only other men to feature on the list were Take That and Barack Obama so Henry has done rather well!

Do you agree with the paper’s judgement? E-mail isabelle@shinymedia.com or write on our Facebook wall!

(Image Source: Nikos Vinieratos/Rex Features )



Entertainment, News

Brandish Inspiration: Prospective Dazed & Confused ‘British Youth’ Issue

By Will Reid on December 15th, 2008

dazed1.jpgFor their January issue, Dazed & Confused asked the youth of Britain to design a Dazed magazine cover based on a set of images Hedi Slimane photographed for the magazine. The issue came out last Thursday and the two black and white covers that were selected for the final copy (pictured after the jump) are very effective but, in my opinion, the image above (by ‘Jamie’) would have made a real statement and epitomised the revolutionary way of British youth today.

Tell us what you think on our Facebook wall!

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Happy Socks make the perfect finishing touch to your outfit.

By admin on November 25th, 2008

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Happy Socks are making waves all over the blogosphere, the Swedish sock company launched in Europe recently and even has its own Facebook Group.

I still wear my dad’s cast off socks (the shame!) but it’s high time I got myself some socks which add a little chic to my outfits instead of poking out disgracefully from my shoes. I like Happy Socks’ bicolour pairs which mean you can choose a sober colour with a flash of something a little brighter. At 7 Euros each the socks ain’t exactly cheap but spending out on fancy accessories sets the men from the boys, it shows attention to detail and impeccable grooming. There’s also the added bonus that if you buy 3 pairs the shipping is free.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Political Fashion Cont. – Josh Brolin in Interview November 2008

By Will Reid on October 15th, 2008

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A political campaign seems to be the ‘It’ accessory of this season. After Tyra Banks posing as Michelle Obama in September’s Harper’s Bazaar, Interview has pulled in Josh Brolin to rock the presidential trend for their latest cover. Josh is actually playing President George Bush in an up-coming film, titled ‘Bush,’ directed by Oliver Stone. However, on the cover he is photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Do you think that the fashion industry is taking the politics trend too far or do you think it’s a necessary evil at a time like this. Tell us on our Facebook page!

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Come and stalk Brandish on Facebook!

By admin on October 13th, 2008

brandish blog network facebook.jpgSo you may have noticed we currently have a ‘situation’ with our comments on Brandish. While I love getting your emails and writing up Reader Requests (keep ‘em coming!) I’m very excited about our new blog network on Facebook because it has a nifty wall feature which means we can talk, to each other!

Click here to join up to it and we can all while away our useful free time chatting inanely about fashion and you can tell me what you want to see more of on Brandish.




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