Monday, 24 June 2013

Chromatics / Kill For Love

Our summer festivals are now in full swing at Emi HQ. What we love the most is discovering new music. From this year's Sonar festival, one of the new bands we went to check out was Chromatics.

Think 80's synth, pop-esq with a heavy base line and quick step beat on the boards, layer over the drums and one helluva voice and that pretty much sums up the Chromatics.

Check them out on Soundcloud HERE.

We've been rocking to them since we came back!!


Love, Your Emi. x x x

Friday, 7 June 2013

Esther Williams dies at the age of 91

Esther Williams would have been the first to laugh at the famous quote, attributed to many, that described her Hollywood success: "Wet, she is a star."

The swimming champion-turned-actress, who died in her sleep at her Los Angeles home on Thursday at age 91, was one of the shimmering lights of the Technicolor water musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.

"She was a major, major star, a tremendous box office attraction," says film historian Leonard Maltin.

"Esther Williams had one contribution to make to movies — her magnificent athletic body," wrote New York Times film critic Pauline Kael. "And for over 10 years MGM made the most of it, keeping her in clinging, wet bathing suits and hoping the audience would shiver."

After her dream of swimming in the 1940 Helsinki Olympics was squashed when the event was canceled due to World War II ("It was her one big regret not swimming in those Games," says Maltin), she made an unlikely detour to Hollywood.

Williams became one of the great moneymakers of that era by appearing in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalized on her wholesome beauty and perfect figure.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Moving back in time to the Nineties

Fashion has its own lifecycle… like any lifecycle it has a starting point and an ending point, and once a full revolution has been done it moves right back to the place where it began. There was a belief in the world of fashion that many of the looks of the ’90s would in no way or form find their way back into the mainstream life of fashionable wear – how wrong we all were. With the sharp edge of grunge and the cavalier presence of pop culture, photographer Janis Ann and stylist Suzan Sea create a ’90s fashion officiation; all representative of a time we never thought we would see again.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This week's Wednesday crushes are...

OK, so I know, I know, the past few Wednesday's we didnt post anything for our weekly Wednesday crush...but, we were tied up in buying trips all week and had scheduled meetings for our Wednesdays. Sucks I, this week, we've been totally pervvy. Check out who we can't stop thinking about...

Damn, its hard to concentrate today.