Monday, 27 April 2015

ASOS AW15











Last week was the press day for ASOS's AW15 collection and here's the main story from that event: the '70s aren't going anywhere.  Which I'm very,very pleased about.  Also, suede is staying put, great news as they do suede so well.  There was also loads of glittery elasticated flares and matching halternecks (oh my goodness), star patterns, velvet kimonos with burn outs, sweet dresses that should be made of polyester but thank goodness are not, and those coats.   Apparently the suede one with the fur collar is handmade, yikes,  There's also plenty of '90s influences as those work so well with the glam rock styles (see those platform boots in the corner of the pic above for reference).  Very Penny Lane meets Margot Tenenbaum meets Cher Horowitz.  Oh my goodness can you imagine being there when those three women met?!

Friday, 24 April 2015

PILOTS PODCAST - EPISODE 8 'GOSSIP GIRL'



It's the turn of the Upper East Side this week as Anne and I discussed scarves, texting, posh underwear, and the complete bizarre-ness that is the Gossip Girl pilot.  You can stream it below....



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

Monday, 20 April 2015

TV IS REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW

No, seriously.  Have you seen the Orange Is The New Black season three trailer?



OK, well are you watching the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's trashy BUT AMAZING series, Outlander?



It has time travel and witches and kilts!  What's not to like?

Also can't wait for VEEP to come back, oh my goodness.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus is my hero.



PLEASE TELL ME YOU'RE WATCHING BROAD CITY.



Last but not least, I saw the first two episodes of the adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell last week and it is tremendous.  It's perfect.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

PILOTS PODCAST - EPISODE 7 'THE WIRE'



This week Anne and I watched the pilot of that seminal TV hit The Wire.  Neither of us have watched the show properly so we probably will really offend loads of Stringer Bell/Jimmy McNulty uberfans with our weird thoughts and uniformed opinions.  Yay!



Download it here, or we are now on iTunes!  So you can get all that iTunes goodness here.

Monday, 13 April 2015

HIPPING HALL












Visited Hipping Hall last week, largely influenced by the fact it's one of the restaurants/hotels Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visit in series one of The Trip (there's a bit about what the filming was like on the hotel's website).  We didn't do any impressions of The Two Ronnies over dinner, but that was mainly because the food completely dominated our conversation.  It was bonkers good, it was spectacular - they even won at desserts, which are so hard to get right.  We both had the chocolate sphere filled with custard, sat alongside crunchy honeycomb and salty caramel with a scoop of mandarin ice cream.  If I could have had three courses of that, I would have.  Also, I know this isn't important to everyone, but the bread and butter were frickin' perfect.  The hotel itself is everything you want a country house to be - cosy, warm, luxurious (we even had a little sitting area in our room!) and surrounded by tiny brand new lambs and fat old mucky cows.  It's also quite near Brontë country so you can stand in a nearby field and shout for Heathcliff/pretend to be Kate Bush.  And you definitely should.

A-ha!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

BAD LOVE


We have a new album coming out on the 25th of May!  It's called Bad Love, and we've written, produced and mixed it all ourselves, so we're really excited/terrified about people hearing it.  We worked with the brilliant Charlotte Rutherford on the artwork and photos - we had wanted to work with her for ages, she's a genius.  And a big inspiration for us was Point Horror covers of the '90s, it was a thrill to try and re-create the feel of those illustrations with her.  Anyway, the first single from the album is below!