Tuesday, 24 November 2015


My friend Moon (yes, best name ever, agreed) makes bags that are a design marvel.  They can be worn as backpacks or cross body bags, they have a secret pocket under the flap and, despite looking compact, are surprisingly roomy.  But my favourite thing about these bags has to be the fact you get to carry around a piece of Moon's artwork all day.  She makes beautiful prints (the Moon one is my favourite) that play around with ideas of form and colour in a way that feels fresh and beautiful, and each bag has some of her art on the flap.  I'm gonna be giving these bags to a lot of people for Christmas, because everyone who has one finds it quickly becomes their everyday-oh-god-what-if-anything-ever-happened-to-it bag.   If you want to know more get in touch with Moon via her Instagram.

Monday, 23 November 2015


On the 19th of December we'll be doing an acoustic set before a screening of ELF at the Hackney Picturehouse.  We're so excited to play some Christmas songs and then watch perhaps the best festive movie ever made.  Definitely the best Elf movie ever made - Legolas, get out, you're not needed here.  For more information and tickets, look at this.

SANTA'S COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111

Thursday, 19 November 2015


"Embroidery" and "embroidered".  That's what I search for most on ASOS because, goddammit, they do it well.  I'm pleased to say after looking at what they're planning for SS16 last week this isn't going to change any time soon.  A bomber jacket that would make Andie from PRETTY IN PINK weak at the knees, worn with that pink sequin dress for a volcanic ensemble.  I also like that they're carrying on with the agenda to make the best ankle boots in all of the world.  I'm gonna buy all three pairs and then mix and match, maybe.  No, definitely.  If you can't wait till all this goodness drops on the site then maybe look at this embroidered dress I'm currently debating whether to buy.  It's a midi lovers dream.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Greetings to Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, as our podcast pays a visit to Baker Street to find out exactly what's up with these two.  There's some discussion of what Anne thinks British men are like, and we try and work out once and for all whether Sherlock is a psychopath.  Also BEWARE, contains spoilers.  

You can stream it below:

Or you can download it here, OR we are now on iTunes!  You can get all that iTunes goodness here.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


The rad and spooky soundtrack to FEAR ITSELF, Charlie Lyne's brilliant latest film (which you can still watch on BBC iPlayer) was written by Jeremy, and you can now download it for free.  Little White Lies have all the info, as well as Charlie being very lovely.

Saturday, 7 November 2015


ZARA are just doing hits on hits on hits at the moment. And these badges they've made are gonna be all over my denim in winter.  Although I think I'm gonna give the megababe one to a pal because that's what you do with pals, remind them that they're megababes.

Monday, 2 November 2015


I'm into people dressing up for Halloween, and I feel like every year it gets bigger and bigger in the UK.  I was in Brighton and saw so many excellent costumes (including a couple who looked like they were in their office clothes from the back, but from the front they both had sad grey faces and hair.  They were also a bit drunk and swaying slightly, so the final effect was two zombies who'd gone for it hard at the work party).  My night was made by a group of Harry Potter fans standing outside a pub, I don't think I'll ever forget how wonderful it was to see a very convincing Voldemort having a fag with Mad Eye Moody, Sirius Black, Hagrid and Hermione.  It was like witnessing a parallel universe where they'd all forgotten their differences and become best buds.  Meanwhile I just plonked on this cape, my new dress from Zara and my boots and said, "Um I feel kinda witchy".  I suck.

Thursday, 29 October 2015


The lives (and wardrobes) of three bored women in a small town in Massachusets are completely changed by the arrival of a very rich and mysterious stranger.  Then then play a nuts game of tennis.  Witches Of Eastwick, based on the 1984 novel by John Updike, is a movie I can watch over and over again.  Mainly because of the golden triangle of Cher, Susan and Michelle.  And also because of their extremely excellent hair.  I wanted to cover their outfits this week because they're great inspiration for a squad goals worthy Halloween costume.  You just need to rope in a couple of pals -  it's also pretty fun to dress as Jack Nicholson in the film, you just need a tuxedo with long shorts instead of trousers, and high top sneakers.  Oh, and a teeny ponytail.  

Look at that gold strapless dress Sarandon is wearing.  Bloody 'ell.

OK, let's start at the beginning.  When we first meet the ladies they're looking like this: Susan AKA Jane is very, very buttoned up.  Her hair is tightly pulled back into a long braid, and after recently getting divorced she is mourning the end of her relationship, filling her days with her job as a music teacher, and her evenings with movie nights sat next to her two best friends.

I do really like that maxi skirt with matching braces/suspenders she's wearing when she's conducting.

Then we have Cher AKA Alex, an artist who wears a lot of black and comfortable jersey clothing, and just seems highly uninspired by the goings on in the town of Eastwick.  She does dress well though.  She likes cowboy boots with tracksuit trousers and maxi skirts with crop tops that tie up at the front.

Finally we have Sukie.  Sukie is the youngest of the three women, she's living alone with five blue-eyed blonde children in a perfect country house, and also has a job at the local paper.  She's understandably completely knackered.  Sukie lives in pastels, pretty dresses, and sleeveless blouses.  I remember that this was exactly how my mum dressed in the '80s, even the glasses.

 But then, after meeting this guy....

All three of them undergo a change in their outlooks and style.  But the person who is the most altered has to be Jane, the tightly wound cellist.  Sarandon explodes on the screen, she's stunning to look at.  I love what happens to her.  It's probably one of the best style transformations to ever happen in a film, and Jane is one of the best looking characters in film, ever.

I mean, BAM.

There was a lot of tension on set because the part of Alex was promised to both Susan and Cher, and I think Susan had to back down.  But I'm so glad she ended up being Jane, she's blissful to watch.  My favourite of her outfits is when she's walking around the supermarket eating pickles straight out the jar (something I also enjoy doing), wearing an orange and purple dress, pumps with white frilly socks and Jane's trademark mirrored sunglasses.

Damn, that makeup too.

Alex's change is less dramatic but still there's a lot to enjoy.  For example she starts wearing pigtails, dungarees with a white vest, and this high-necked white shirt thing that looks a bit military and a bit Brian May.  But, you know, good.

Bleurgh cherries.

Sukie sticks to her pastels but also starts wearing a hat, and also awesome silky pyjamas with her pristine white keds.   It really works for her.  Also I cannot get enough of Michelle's face in this film, man oh man, what a face she has.

As with all good friends, they look best when they're hanging out together and dressing together.  In silky robes and pyjamas.  Also HAIR, HAIR, HAIR.

Another classic Jane moment is when she's wearing a gold skirt, a matching gold top, and gold shoes.  Especially because her hair is also quite #gold.

Alex's white boho look and sandals here is noteworthy and requires copying.

See also Sukie's glum normcore look and Jane's "I'm an aerobic instructor who smokes, get over it" vibe. 

By the end of the film they've all found a middle ground between who they were and who that guy encouraged them to become.  Jane is wearing her glasses again, but looks much more free in her culrs and white slinky cardigan.  Sukie is keeping the baggy monotone shirts, thanks very much.  And Alex has dug out this rad bit of chunky knitwear.