Thursday, 29 March 2012

Madonna's new album "MDNA"

So, being a gay man, many people automatically assume me & Madge are like two peas in a pod, I wear pink all the time and scream at the sight of a fact, it couldn't be further from the truth. Me and Steven are just like 2 "normal" lads, yeah I guess I have got a bit of an airy-fairy side to me, who hasn't?

I got given Madonna's new album "MNDA". Ive only got 2 songs in and it's absolutely amazing. Ive always been a fan of psytrance mixed in with a bit of cybergoth, and a few years ago (before it got everywhere, I fell in love with dub step) anyway, Madge's album, 2nd song Gang Bang is by far, for me, the best song she's done, probably ever.

Half way through it remixes into a dubstep track, blew me away. Check out the song on YOUTUBE. No videos as such yet, but I can't wait to see it...!

Even as I type, the 3rd song's just come on..."Im addicted" yeah Madge, OK you've won me over...I can feel the gay taking over me...and I don't care! ha ha.

Track listing:

- Girls Gone Wild
- Gang Bang
- I'm Addicted
- Some Girls
- I Don't Give A
- Turn Up the Radio
- Give Me All Your Luvin'
- B-day Song
- Superstar
- I'm a Sinner
- Masterpiece
- Falling Free
- Love Spent
- I F***ed Up
- Beautiful Killer

Her sound has totally changed over the years, the 3rd track I'm addicted has vibes of underground tunes, darker clubs and more hard-core raving, which surprising is what I am all about, it's the hippie side to me...!!

I totally recommend buying her album!

Give it a try, she's converted me, and Ive never really been a fan of Madge. Ive even gone so far as to look for her tour videos to see what she's like in concert...totally embracing the gay side to me...why not?!

Happy dancing!

Love, Xander. xXx


Our online store is now closed for approx. 4 weeks.

Fear can still browse our SS12 collection online, view our latest collections at our showroom in London AND we are still accepting wholesale orders through our agent.

If you are in London, why not come along and have a look? We are located at:

Ruby Blue
59, Great Portland Street
W1W 7LJ - UK.

Love Emi! xXx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

US Actress: Rooney Mara from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

Rooney Mara (born April 17, 1985) is an American film and television actress. She made her acting debut in 2005 and has gone on to star in films including the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "The Social Network".

Our favourite role of hers, has to be the heroine she layer as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the 2011 version of the film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - the first of three Sony Pictures films based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book series. She received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama...and not to mention, she totally kicks ass!

Rooney is involved in outside projects & charities. Not only is she an amazing actress, but she puts her fortune where her mouth is, and works to help others (which was the icing on the cake really for us) She oversees the charity Uweza Foundation, which supports empowerment programs for children and families in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, which is one of the largest slums in Africa.

For us as an ethical brand, this really fit true to our hearts and we were won over! Theres none of this *celebrity* front with her...and whats more, her fashion sense is amazing. The Golden Globe awards this year, Rooney rocked up in this cut-out gown by Nina Ricci, when asked about what she was wearing, she simply replied:

“I didn’t have an idea in mind when we started, but this was the first dress I tried, and I decided right there. It’s comfortable and that’ the most important thing.”

She's a girl who goes for comfort, without compromising her style - WIN!

Her natural beauty, and her fashion sense then landed her on the front cover of Vogue UK, shot by Jonathan Van Meter - again another win!

For the film "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Mara's makeup was done by Pat McGrath and costumes were created by Trish Summerville. Rocker hairstylist D'Anilo cut her hair, shaved the sides, bleached her eyebrows and dyed her hair black. All in one sitting. Mara admits the brows were the biggest shock. (Much as they were for Saorise Ronan - Another girl after our own hearts, who had to have hers bleached for her role in Hanna last year and told FASHTrack, "I was walking around Berlin feeling like I had no face.)"

We totally recommend the film - its well worth a watch! ...and another one is HANNA. Both Amazing! (pics to follow of Saorise)

Love, Emi.


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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Re-Look: Model Nyane Lebajoa

We first met the very talented Nyane, back in 2009 when she was just turned 16. We knew instantly that she was one to watch out for. Being a petit model, the industry tends to stay away from girls less than 5'7 but we just loved Nyane's perfectly shaped bone structure in her face and her proportions. Being a petit model, Nyane shot tall...not just that, but we couldn't get enough of her striking beauty.

Now 2 years later, we were right, Nyane's modelling career has sky rocketed with her being agency represented, and featuring on the front cover of many, many magazines all over the world!

Nyane not only lives fashion she breathes it. Studying textiles in University, she not only models clothing, but she makes the clothes she wears as well. She understands fashion, and she understands garment construction which, in this industry, to understand the dynamics of clothing gives you an edge over the competition.

Embracing her African roots, Nyane both embraces her culture which shines effortlessly through in some of the concept shoots she has appeared in. She is highly diverse in every aspect she models in and out shines (in our eyes) other models she us up against.

As a brand, we are so proud to have worked with Nyane before the success of her career kicked off. We have always backed her as a model and are just so glad to see how far she has to come!

We predict even bigger things for Nyane....Vogue UK take notice...petit models are biting back with a vengeance!

Love Emi. x x x

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Interview with model: Georgina May Jagger

At the tender age of 17, Georgia May Jagger is already being hailed as a style icon. Recently signed to London's TESS management which also represents her mother and older sister Elizabeth Jagger, Georgia starred in the latest Hudson Jeans' advertising campaign, and has also graced the front cover of the most recent issue of fashion bible Vogue UK magazine, shot by renowned photographer Mario Testino.

Blessed with the genetic dream team of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, she has cultivated her own unique style. Founded on her perfect pout and trademark gap-toothed smile her striking look has those in the know touting her as the one to watch, already gracing the pages of style bibles Vogue, Dazed and Confused, i-D and Love magazine.

Until now Georgia has mainly been focussing on studying for Sociology, Photography and Fine Arts A-Levels. School comes first and she only works at weekends and during the school holidays. Georgia is the style crowd’s go-to girl of the moment. She is widely quoted as having a unique and distinct personal style, alongside a warm and ‘dead normal’ personality.

With i-D declaring her ‘a young Bridget Bardot’, this is Georgia May Jaggers moment – watch this space!


Q: Why did you decide to work with Rimmel?
My agent asked me to go in when I was 15, I was way too young but I remember that I was asked to say ‘get the London look’ and I felt rather silly!! Then when I was 17 I signed with them because it’s the perfect fit between me and them being British and all.

Q: What’s your top beauty tip?
I usually like either just a lip, or just eyes. I tend to stick to that when I am doing my own make up.

Q: What make-up bag must haves are in your bag?
Liquid eyeliner for a cat flick, I also have a spf moisturiser ALWAYS, soft smudgy black pencil, 3 shades of red, and I tend to mix them. Oh yes, and I wouldn’t leave the house without my eyelash curlers.

Q: What do you think the coolest part of London is, and why?
Camden, love the flea market and there is always great music going on down there.

Q: What do you miss when you’re not in London?
Mainly my mum and dogs, cats and chickens. The culture, the galleries are so wicked there, and the English sense of humour.

Q: How do you stay looking fresh and healthy everyday?
Some days I look a mess, you should of seen me after my A-levels I felt 10 years older. I suppose that being happy helps and having good food, making sure I eat a balanced diet. I have great massage at least once a fortnight. Facials also are very important. Never ever go to bed without cleansing

Q: What do you do to stay healthy?
I walk everywhere, I don’t drive, not sure I want to either. I get a lot of sleep, without fail I get 8 hours. I drink a lot of water.

Q: What advice would you give a tourist in London?
Go to all the Galleries, take the boat down the river. Have fish and Chips!!!

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Love, Emi. xXx


Friday, 23 March 2012

New styles landed today!

Lot's of new styles landed this week in our ONLINE STORE. Why not check our NEW IN section to see what goodies are now available online?

Are you in the Leeds area? One of our concessions Amoreee Boutique have now launched a hand-picked selection of our SS12 Jewellery. Head on over, to check out the new styles!

Exclusive jewellery is also available at our concession, head on over for a catch up with Andalus, the boutique owner who will help you choose the most flattering SS12 outfits that will satisfy your shopping urge!

Happy shopping!

Love Emi.


Awww poor George...

George used to sit happily on the side cupboard in the living room.

One day mummy moved the guinea pig cage next to the sideboard.

George looked on helplessly as the children ran around in the living room.

One of the children bumped into the sideboard.

George tumbled down to the ground and into the guinea pig cage.

The guinea pigs spotted George laying amongst the hay.

George sadly got his face eaten off. That was the end of him.

We couldn't stop laughing when we read this story on our Facebook page! We just had to post it!

Love (an evil) Emi. x X x

Kinky Knickers by Mary Portas

Have you been tuning into Mary’s Bottom Line on Channel 4?

Several months ago, Mary Portas took things into her own hands and began breathing life back into a Manchester suburb with her new business venture. Mary’s Kinky Knickers has thus far provided jobs for 8 apprentices in Middleton, giving the community a fresh injection of pride and a glimmer of hope that if this succeeds, others might well follow suit.

While Britain cannot compete with China, the hope is that consumers won’t mind paying a little bit extra for something home-grown and of fabulous quality.

The knickers are stocked at High Street giants now and were officially launched on Valentine's day 2012. You can find them online at:

House of Fraser
& John Lewis

The collection consists of 6 styles across 3 colour ways. Black, Ivory & Peach.

We've already ordered our favourite pairs from Liberty's - let's all help the Great British economy back on it's feet and invest in a great quality, gorgeous pair of home grown knickers today!

The fabric is sourced in the UK.
The knickers are made in the UK.
The workers are paid fair wages...what more could we ask for?? — Rule Britania!

Love Emi. xXx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Styling it up at House of Eve

Since our SS12 collection landed at House of Eve, about 4 weeks ago, our jewellery has gone down a storm! We have been keeping a close eye on the fellow vintage lovers who go into the store in search of that perfect vintage find!

As you may have remembered us saying, House of Eve is right in the heart of Bristol town and is packed to the rafters with the quirkiest styles of clothing, original hand-sourced vintage clothing and LOADS of little trinkets,! the list goes on.

One of our popular styles has been the Gold Headphones Necklace.

Here, House of Eve have created 2 outfits around the one piece of jewellery.

The first is this cute day to night outfit, featuring a vintage blouse and some turned up shorts with classic 50 denier tights. Totally on-trend and understated beauty.

For the true vintage lovers out there, this is one of my favourite outfits. Ideal for a day at the offices, or when we are out on one of our buying trips. Proper shoulder padded, chequered jacket, tapered pants and a contrasting camisole with heels. I love it

Chuck on a few of our necklaces, et voila! You are done. A cool, eye-catching, uber stylish outfit for a day in the office.

Head on over to House of Eve for more vintage finds! They have stock landing weekly...we're off there now!

Love, Emi. x x x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Topshop launches their new collection "Off-Track"

Topshop have just launched their newest collection - and we are in LOVE!

Sprint towards chic summer style in streamlined separates and hi-spec fabrics that are on the sporty side of cool. Billowy silks in clean whites with a bright splash of colour slip away to reveal the must-have piece of the summer - the bralet. Zip-up hoodies and minimal 90s looking white biker jackets are your go-to piece for throwing over skimpy vests to collared shirts while lace-up trainers will make sure you’ve always got your game on.

Believe it or not, they look good with just about anything from a billowing floor-skimming skirt to seriously luxe ombre joggers! Yes, it's true - sporty just got cool.

We've already been scouring their website, and we have fallen in love with a few pieces, at not a too bad price point either. Check out what we love below:

Why not team one of our favourite pieces from the new Topshop collection with one of our super cute necklaces? Check our NEW IN section here to see the latest products to hit our online store.

Love, Emi. x x x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New styles landed today!

Blue Bead Necklace

Sequin & Bead Collar Necklace

Gem Necklace

Wrap Crystal Stag Bracelet

Big Eyes Owl Necklace

Following on from last months be the buyer post, we have had such great feedback that we have decided to put all three styles we listed into production! Two of the styles have now landed - The Big Eyes Owl Necklace & The Wrap Crystal Stag Bracelet.

Mr Fox The King Ring will be landing in a few weeks - keep an eye out for him!

Seeing as summer is fast approaching, we have re-released some of last years sparkle collar necklaces. Grab them while you can ladies, these are in VERY LIMITED runs and are almost guaranteed to sell out once again. Team with your sparkle skirts & gem leg gins for the ultimate 80's disco diva look! We just love them.

Happy shopping!

Love, Emi. x x x