BBC trialling live 4G streaming during the Commonwealth Games

The BBC’s Research and Development Team has announced that it will be trialling new ways of broadcasting television content as part of its coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in order to help shape the future of BBC television. One of the main focuses will be on broadcasting the Games live over EE’s 4G network. Unlike conventional streaming, which requires …

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Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt2

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- Pick one summer essential you won’t be travelling/ beach trekking/ sunbathing without!…

Read on for Ska, life in music videos and plenty of references to the likes of Mark Ronson, Noel Fielding and BGT’s Diversity!

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Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt1

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Nickque Patterson is setting the London fashion world alight- slowly but surely. As a stylist, DJ, designer and all-round fashionisto persona, Nickque is one of those people for whom every street is a real-life catwalk. Whether in front of the camera as a model or working behind the scenes orchestrating an edgy editorial, Patterson knows the trends and makes fashion happen.

Ever so fortunately, he was excited to be interviewed for Brandish and after the jump we have his full interview. Prepare for shoes described as ‘elite,’ Nickque’s self-decided role as the “Jesus of Fashion” and grooming-secrets (just check out the hair!)

We love him!

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A Comic Love The Look: Dom Joly is MC Hammer on ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief ’09’

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This year’s Red Nose Day campaign is in full-swing and everyone from Fearne Cotton to Fern Britten is doing something funny for money. Dom Joly, the comic-genius and all-round bon viveur behind Trigger Happy TV, has joined the show Comic Relief show ‘Let’s Dance’ and last Saturday we saw him imitate the style and dance of the infamous MC Hammer.

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Will ReidA Comic Love The Look: Dom Joly is MC Hammer on ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief ’09’

My Name Is Fashion

The American Workman: a style born out of necessity. As the look transgresses into the fashion world some of this rough necessity is lost a replaced with sanitised styling but I say if you’re going to do a look do it all out, why be satisfied with anything less than 100%? Dress like an American Workman, warts and all and with this most utilitarian of looks you’ll have plenty of pocket space for all your tools (Blackberry and Oyster card) plus have you ever worn an oversized flannel shirt? Shit is coooommmmfffffffeeeeeeee.

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Jimmy Carr in ‘Mancake’ at Elle Style Awards 2009

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Yesterday, 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.”

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Will ReidJimmy Carr in ‘Mancake’ at Elle Style Awards 2009

Skins fashion details now available on-line!

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The third episode of this season’s Skins is out this week and the series is already proving that the youthful fashion beacon has been passed onto a new cast. From the over-sized tees and shrunken dungarees of Freddie to the vintage sportswear worn with careful nonchalance by the fabulous Cook (on the right.)

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Yay or Nay: Coolio’s Gangsta Get-Ups

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This season of Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) has been very eventful and a glittering line-up including LaToya Jackson, Verne Troyer and Coolio means that each day is not without a bit of frock horror. Coolio has been catching my attention recently with his various looks. While his personality and jokes are fantastic, I can’t say I am a fan of his headwear or customised (by which I mean studded, embellished and gem-covered) jackets!

What do you think? Vote in our poll after the jump.

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

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Matt 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.

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Chace Crawford Shows His (Lack of) Fashion Colours!

Only a few months ago, we told you of how Mario Testino had let it slip that Chace Crawford was to get the cover of VMAN. Since then, Chace has got his cover (although the Brandish team weren’t overly enthusiastic) and a whole new series of Gossip Girl has begun…

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Will ReidChace Crawford Shows His (Lack of) Fashion Colours!

Marks and Spencer take on Take That for Christmas ad

Check out the new Marks and Spencer Christmas advert which stars Take That in festive mode joking around with Twiggy, Lily Cole and the rest of the M&S crew.
My favourite part is Gary’s hilariously uneasy face ten seconds in, and there are pure LOLZ to be had when Ikkle Mark™ swaps present tags around, what a joker!

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Simon Doonan’s Beautful People comes to the small screen

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Beautiful People, Simon Doonan‘s memoirs about growing up in Reading amongst his eccentric family have been made into a BBC series. which will start
The New York-based window dresser has come a long way from his beginnings in a cork factory. He moved down to London in search of glamour and glitz and was soon creating windows for Aquascutum and Nutters of Savile Row.

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A Grunge Revival? Alan Cumming Seems To Think So!

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Rex Features describes the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys as an event to “recognise technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 TV season…widely considered to be a precursor to the main Emmys ceremony.”

In my world of tired soaps like Eastenders and Coronation St, this translates as an excuse for C-list stars to dress up in posh frocks a la the recent TV Soap Awards (or something along those lines) that occurred in Britain where everyone thought that Ashley Slanina-Davies from Hollyoaks was a style star because she actually had a YSL clutch (and, I admit it, she did look wonderfully 80s.)

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Celeb Style: Steve Jones’ Summer Lovin’

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Steve Jones was seen on Monday with rumoured new girlfriend Fearne Cotton. A stylish, undoubtedly TV-friendly pair, I have to admit that I actually think Steve is better dressed on this particular date.

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Love The Look: George Lamb’s Lashings of Fashion Fabulousness

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Big Brother’s Little Brother (BBLB) presenters have a tradition for being rather cool fellows and after the likes of Dermot O’Leary and Russell Brand, George Lamb is the latest man to be lighting our screens with his look.

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Office Wear Chic In The Independent

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Reading through The Independent Online last night, I came across this article by Alice-Azania Jarvis on the art of dressing for work. As she states, “the thing about getting dressed for work – the thing that makes it so very difficult – is that work is definitely not about clothes. On the contrary: in the world of earnest employment, such frivolities are almost frowned upon.”

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Bill Cosby wants you to buy his jumpers

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With the hippin’ and the hoppin’ and the bippin’ and the boppin’… I love Bill Cosby, even in his awful film Ghost Dad he is endearing. So why doesn’t anyone want his jumpers?
The NY Times describes the one in the middle as ‘the Saved by the Bell theme song in knitted form’ and they’re not wrong.

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