The Pentax Q-S1 is small, sleek, and doesn’t stop you changing lenses

Tom Pritchard Gadgets Leave a Comment

One of the main advantages to using a DSLR camera is that you have the option of changing lenses to suit the situation, something that isn’t so common with compact cameras. The only downside is that DSLRs are often rather large and cumbersome, making them more of a pain to carry around on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately there is a …

SHOE PORN: Herring Shoes Carnaby brogues

Gerald Lynch News, Shoes Leave a Comment

 We cant get enough of a good pair of shoes here at Brandish, so today we’re introducing an occasional new feature called SHOE PORN, where we binge and indulge on one of our favourite pairs. Kicking things off in fine fashion is Herring Shoes’ Carnaby brogue. A full (wingtip) brogue on the 386 last, it’s made of gorgeously detailed tan calf …

Bill Cunningham New York: the original street style photographer

Laura features, photography Leave a Comment

Bill Cunningham, the 81 year old New York Times photographer is arguably the greatest contemporary street photographer. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who …

lastnightsparty.com – your source of vapid voyeurism

Jonathan Smith Trends Leave a Comment

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Lastnightsparty.com
is ex musician turned socialite photographer Merlin Bronques photo-blog documenting New York’s hottest parties and people. His victims are always well dressed, usually drunk and sometimes topless and as a result the collection of photos provide a snap shot of fashion in motion… whatever that means. The images are far more accessible than that of fashion photography and give insight into the trends currently being peddled across the pond in NYC– a far more useful tool than any forecast.

Vues Privées: Hedi Slimane and Yves Saint Laurent

Colin Chapman Heroes and Celebrities Leave a Comment

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Hedi Slimane‘s recentish move from saviour of menswear to fulltime photographer wasn’t that surprising given his projects photographing rock royalty such as Mr Doherty and the teenage milieu surrrounding him. Whatever we may have lost (at least for now) in fashion design there’s no danger in us losing out on his perceptive vision.

What I Saw Today’s pared down fashion sketches

Jonathan Smith Heroes and Celebrities, Trends Leave a Comment

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This is a guy going by the name of Designerman, similar to the Sartoialist but at the same time oh so different. The difference comes in that where the Sartorialist is armed with a camera, Designerman is armed simply with some pencils and a sheet of sketch paper. His blog is filled with some really cool sketches of people wearing some really cool clothes, or perhaps just some pants. Though obviously less detailed than photographs these sketches give you the essence of a look, which is a lot more adaptable and easier to taylor to your own image, also they give you a crazy post modern backwards view into the process of fashion design: from sketch to garment and back to sketch again… ooooooh post modern and stuffff…

A1 Bassline

Jonathan Smith Heroes and Celebrities Leave a Comment

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A1 Bassline, you know him right? No? You know- the new face of Bassline House? Seriously? Not even Bassline House? OK well let me start at the beginning- Bassline House, a genre of music which is finally having its day in the sun after having putting in more than its fair term in the clubs of Sheffield and the North West. Older than Garage but (until now) less popular than Gary Glitter the genre is now getting the recognition it deserves and who is the (masked) young face leading the music revolution? None other than our Essex boy A1 Bassline!

Mishka-Kern available at caliroots

Jonathan Smith T-shirts, Polos & Shirts Leave a Comment

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Photographer (of naked women) Richard Kern has teamed up with clothing label Mishka and printed some of Kern’s favorite photographs onto t-shirts. These t-shirts represent some of Kern’s best work but even if you’re not a massive fan of Kern then this is the perfect opportunity to simply display naked women about your person, which is always a winner.