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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

WWWWD Delves into the Diet of Guy Ritchie!

By Will Reid on May 25th, 2009

guyritchieWell, 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.

The latest ‘Body Issue’ tells readers how Gisele came about as the result of Sarah Jessica Parker and a sheep and how Gareth Pugh makes Kombucha with ingredients including his won urine and rose petals. Also lookout for Hugh Jackman’s rumoured gymwear line and Courtney Love’s new ‘POOP’ bulletin. It might be fake but it’s absolutely hilarious and has fashion tongues wagging worldwide!

As if the actual content wasn’t enough, the quest for knowledge of who is behind the e-zine has sparked many conspiracy theories and Fashionista went as far as to track down FedEx addresses and identities. Who knows what the next issue will entail- but trust that we’ll have coverage ASAP!

The image on the left is an example of Guy Ritchie’s ‘daily diet.’ Read on and enjoy by clicking here!



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Brandish Poll: The Met, the Models, the Mess! Keifer Sutherland and Jack McCullough Brawl?

By Will Reid on May 7th, 2009

brandishtees.jpgIn the aftermath of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, fashionistos/as across the world have been gorging over that turban, Madonna’s wackiness, Rihanna’s brilliant tux and Naomi’s beautiful boycott. However, it emerged today that off the red carpet a fight was on and statements are being made across the fashion universe in response to reports that Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough was headbutt by 24′s Keifer Sutherland after McCullough supposedly knocked Brooke Shields over.

Surely not, I hear you cry. But yes, McCullough’s rep has confirmed today that “anyone who knows Jack McCollough knows that he would not hurt a fly…all we can say at this point is that he was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault and that the matter is in the hands of the authorities.” How delightful!

The question stands- are you Team McCullough or Team Sutherland?

(Tees courtesy of Topman!)




Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Christophe Decarnin Jumps On The Menswear Bandwagon!

By Will Reid on November 27th, 2008

00390m.jpgWWD has confirmed the widespread rumour that Christophe Decarnin is to design a menswear range as part of the Balmain label. Apparently, it will be launched at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris next January.

Decarnin has transformed the Balmain label into a fashion so on the edge it’s almost falling off and his collections have become a staple at each season’s Paris shows. The Balmain show of this season featured a Madonna soundtrack and rah-rah skirt haute couture that, in these times of economic crisis, looked set to be a bit of a failure. However, as is the fashion way, magazines have been calling in the collection left, right and centre and Fashionista has stated that it will no doubt be the same with Balmain Menswear.

Either way, I just want Christophe to know that he can send any samples in the direction of Shiny Towers for a full review (and road-test!)

(Image Source: Marcio Madeira)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Outfit Pick: Chinos, Tassels and Binary Clocks

By Will Reid on September 26th, 2008

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This outfit is based around my fashion task de jour (as if I could make that sound any more pretentious!) That task would be to make tasselled loafers wearable while avoiding the Ralph Lauren, polo-player trap so closely associated with this (in)famous yet iconic shoe.

I added items that were almost too pop-y for their own good; a binary watch, a Cassette-belt, a Madonna/80s idol tee from and a pair of Alexander McQueen cropped trousers from Oki-Ni.

This is a blend of vintage and modern that I would be more than willing to wear!

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Heroes and Celebrities, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Obama watch 2008- “RocknRolla” world premiere

By Jonathan Smith on September 2nd, 2008

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Some more Barack action for you after last weeks “O-Face” debacle where I, possibly incorrectly attributed the inspiration for the Barack “O-Face” Obama t-shirt to that scene in “Office Space” and was subsequently correct by Jason whose explanation does make more sense. In my defense may I say that on the UNDR-CRWN website “Office Space” is attributed as the inspiration for said T, so you know I’m not just making this stuff up. Just saying.

Tit for tat over I draw your attention to the t-shirt Idris Elba was wearing for the new Guy Ritchie film “RocknRolla” which premiered in London last night. Big Driis the Londoner was showing his support for the Democrat candidate in highly under dressed form, looking more like he was repainting his shed rather than on the red carpet at a world premiere. Someone needs to set a dress code, seriously. Scruffiness aside this is another example of Obama’s visage penetrating into pop culture in a way that is unprecedented for a presidential candidate. If Barack wins in November will he be the coolest president the world has ever seen? Because we are all whole heartedly buying into the brand Obama.

Others who graced that red carpet last night looking sharper than Idris included Guy Ritchie, Madonna- who wore more than a leotard an act which our eyes thank you for Madge, Gerrard Butler, Thandie Newton, Toby Kebbell and Leon Jackson to name but a few.

[Image: Rex Features]



Heroes and Celebrities, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends

Celeb Style: Radio 1′s Big Weekend with Irwin Sparks, Dan Gillespie and Usher

By Will Reid on May 12th, 2008

irwinsparks.jpgAt Radio 1′s Big Weekend this weekend, the line-up was that of a rather well-dressed bunch of bands. Madonna excluded. Looking at the photos from this Maidstone extravaganza of fun and frolicking, Irwin Sparks of The Hoosiers stood out as a Brandish-reading sartorialist. He has obviously caught on to our nautical debate and performed in a striped polo and chinos. Also interesting was the appearance (as in attendance not attire) of Usher who wore a Burberry-inspired leather jacket with oversized studs on top of a black vest (see Dan Gillespie of The Feeling.)

Pics below and more celeb style later- although that of a different genre.

(Image Source: Getty)

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Gucci designs Lenny Kravitz’s stage costume

By admin on April 9th, 2008

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Not many musicians can claim that their concert costumes are designer-made. Sure the Spice Girls had Cavalli and Madonna can have just about any designer she fancies, but I think Lenny Kravitz has to be one of the few male performers to receive this special luxury treatment.

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Another Man Spring/ Summer 2008- Emile Hirsch

By Will Reid on March 13th, 2008

21677211wu3From Madonna and Tom Ford to Drew Barrymore and Gwen Stefani; March is the issue in which all the magazines showcase the latest collections and therefore (along with September) it is the month that ever editor, reader and model either dreads or not-so-patiently awaits.

At one time this only applied to the girls mags but as the menswear market booms we are seeing a shift and the latest issue of Another Man only furthers this theory. Emile Hirsch, star of Sean Penn’s ‘Into the Wild’ and the new blockbuster ‘Speed Racer,’ is the cover model of the latest issue and the styling of the cover is a fresh and welcome relief from the dramatic and overly artistic looks that most editors go for around this time of the year. No leather or chains or sharp tailoring but only the paisley printed pleasure of newly-sprung spring joy. That and the undoubtable good looks of Hirsch add to this ‘New Bohemia’ mood.

However, do not be fooled by the slightly dazed atmosphere of Hirsch’s pensive stare- this issue involves the rebellious likes of Nick Cave, Michael Stipe and Jon Savage. Throw on a patterned shirt, light a (completely drug-free) spliff and chime with the birds- Spring has officially sprung.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Dazed and Confused: Madonna April 2008

By Will Reid on February 29th, 2008

Madonnadazedconfusedcopy_6Okay, okay- so Madonna on a magazine cover isn’t strictly menswear news but if anyone has pushed the boundaries of androgyny, it’s Madonna. As she appears on the cover of the latest issue of Dazed and Confused clad in horns, Chanel boxing gloves and peek-a-boo lingerie, Madonna is once again mixing men’s and femme’s. 

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Designer Spotlight, News

One last Milan Catwalk Report: Gucci

By admin on January 18th, 2008

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Never let it be said that we don’t respond to our fan(s) here at Brandish, that we’re not mere branches swaying in the wind of your approval or censure. This one’s for you Jérôme.
Having dispensed with the designers of the other Gucci lines, the very gorgeous Frida Giannini is now in her second year as Creative Director of Gucci. With her fourth menswear collection she has firmly established her aesthetic – louche, sultry, and very very Italian.

 

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