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Superman.

// British icon Topman (masculine variation to it’s sister Topshop) has gone filmic. In collaboration with Laurence Ellis, the store has decided to initiate their new AW10 line of denim with three exquisite short films.

A step away from your typical telly advertisment or fashion video, the films are shot on Super 16 film stock and focus on three central characters aptly named Louis, Henry and Sid. The films intimately interweave in a journey capturing youth spirit and identity.

Topman is setting up an interactive web component whereby consumers can access interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the characters, ultimately leading to said consumer purchasing a brand spankin’ new pair of AW’s.

Clever, and undoubtedly effective. Bravo!

Trailer for the film collectives below:

// Dan Z

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Another day, another Daniel Radcliffe photoshoot.

// Remember when photos leaked of Daniel Radcliffe’s peen for his Equus stint? That was fun. But even fully clothed, Potter effing shines once again, only this time for L’uomo Vogue (naturally). 

D-Rad has got to be the most editorially photographed celebrity in Britain by far (soon to be taken over by R-Patz, his obvious arch-nemesis). Who knew when they cast the sucker at the ripe ‘ol age of 10 years old that he’d turn out to be such a stud? Check out more of his sex-eye shots here.  

// Dan Z

Nickabocka loves: Tuula

// Vintage clothing can be so damn expensive. I get cheesed off when I stroll into any local vintage store expecting to pick up a bargain or four, only to discover the clothes are often five times the price of what I’d usually pay on a good day at Salvo’s (yes Retro Star, I’m talking to you). I understand and respect that some clothes are genuine one-off’s and deserve the three digit price tag. Heck, many a time I’ve paid an unnecessary amount for vintage because in my own rationalisation, it is worth every cent. However what really grinds my gears are people that buy a dress from Savers for 10 bucks, take the hem up, and then sell it in their hipster store for 100 big ones. No fair.

Just over a month ago, I was recommended by a friend during a ridiculously boring tutorial at Uni to check out an online vintage store by the name of Tuula. Just when I was starting to think vintage ain’t what it used to be, maaan was I pleased to discover this marvelous blog. I was ecstatic to see such a splendid and diverse range of pieces, all hand crafted and modeled by Jessica Stein (who is breathtakingly stunning might I add). The pre-loved and new pieces are all at a ludicrously affordable price, suitable for any Uni student’s poormans budget.

21 year old Jessica Stein, who hails from the Central Coast of NSW, started Tuula when she arrived home from Europe last year with a titanic 75kg’s worth of clothing that she’d collected throughout her European escapades (I get sad trying to guess what Jess’ excess luggage fee was). At the time of writing, Tuula currently has a cult following of 22,198 people on facebook. That many ‘likes’ really speaks for itself. Yeeep – this gurl has some good shit.

Jess is heading back to London shortly, but don’t be alarmed. Tuula will live on from across the globe. Jess has promised that she will continue to update her blog, photograph and hunt for more amazing London-chic pieces, which us kids Down Under will be able to buy online. Feck yeah.

What if vintage isn’t your thang? Well, Jess insists that ‘confidence is always the key, and mixing vintage with up to date basics is my wardrobe staple. I know a lot of girls that love vintage, but seem to admire from a distance as they think they would never suit an all vintage look’. Jess hopes that Tuula inspires girls to find their own style in their everyday outfits. Naww.

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Check it: store / blog 

// Bear-Z

 

Effie is effing brilliant.

// I know, I know, I’m a little slow on the uptake, having only just finished watching the final episode of Skins Season 4 last night (can I say ‘epic’?). While everyone else was too busy crushing on Freddie, I developed a wee girl crush on Effie (Kaya Scodelario). She is perhaps the only person who can make being fucked up look dope and rehab this season’s ‘must do’. Watch your back, Emma Watson. This gurl got style.

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// Bear-Z

Chanel Fall collection very ‘cool’. Minus four, in fact.

// Chanel launched their Fall 2010 ready-to-wear in Paris a few weeks ago, and what a way to kick off the season with none other than iceberg’s transported from Scandinavia.

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The iceberg’s weighed in at 265 tons and stood at 28 feet high.

At the Grand Palais (where the show took place), the room temperature had to be consistently monitored to ensure it was kept at four degrees below Celsius to keep the ice in tact. The iceberg took a total of 6 days and 35 ice sculpters, who were sourced from all over the world. During the show, the models stomped through the shallow puddles around the enormous icebergs, wetting the fur on their boots.

On top of this collection being breathtakingly brilliant, what I loved most is that even though Karl Lagerfeld used an abundance of fur for this season, every single inch was fake. While this issue has been taking flight for quite some time, the number of designers that still refuse to concede to faux-fur is astounding. Seriously, why use real fur when you can fake it?

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// Bear-Z

Full time roller.

// Men’s fashion is all about the rolls, rolls, rolls. T-shirt to shoulder, shirt to elbow, coat to forearm, pant to ankle. Man, expose your ankle  and you’ve got yourself a full-time roller. 

Rolling of the cuff’s on pants or jeans has been quite popular now since the start of 2008. I was inspired by the look a few years ago when I fell in love with some exceptionally old, baggy Levi‘s and was trying to figure out the best way to wear them. Taller boys love it; unfortunately it doesn’t do much for your shorter male as accentuating the legs isn’t really what it’s about. But donned with the correct shoes, generally of the loafer or dress shoe variety, it can be an appropriate hint of style. 

Suit pants or jeans, baggy or skinny. Even women have been inspired to wack on a pair of ‘boyfriend jeans’ and have a crack. A simple double roll can be quite inconspicuous when done right, enough to expose what would generally be a bare ankle but not so much that the rolls dictate the look. 

// Dan Z

Model Vs. Runway

// Being the thoroughly addicted American Next Top Model loser that I am, I’ve come to not only to admire a model’s talent, but actually appreciate the sheer level of skill that it takes to wack on those twelve inch heels, strut down a runway (usually filled with obstacles of one kind or another), maintain a fierce demeanor, and actually sell a product.

Having said that, I still take sick pleasure in watching model’s fall.

These sucker’s brought the LOLz:

// Dan Z