Tilly Winter 80% off
August 30, 2012
Our final Tilly Winter 2012 sale begins now. All stock is now 80% off.
Get in quick!
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August 29, 2012
for your Wednesday…
Images via Tumblr.
August 27, 2012
It’s Monday and somehow the weekend has flown straight past me, again. My “To Do” list is steadily growing each day, and I can’t seem to find the time to get any of it done!
We are super busy at Tilly at the moment, but the weather is steadily heating up, the smell of jasmine is in the air and it is making life breezy.
I have this song ^ on repeat at the moment, after a friend played it to me at her house last weekend. I actually like it more than the original, which is pretty rare.
In other news, the Sartorialist is providing me with a healthy dose of aesthetic pleasure, as always. Here is my favourite of his most recent street fashion photographs:
These guys are just so damn cool.
Happy Monday x
Agyness Deyn + Doc Martens
August 17, 2012
How hard do massively successful brands (in this case, industrial boot creme de la creme Doc Martens) have to try to push their product onto potential consumers? How much does image play a role in the selling of any product? It seems to me that the new trend in advertising is in the selling of the notion of “individuality”. I’ve seen it being used time and time again (a catch 22 in itself), which is quite bizarre considering the products being sold are distributed to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Case in point: check out the new ad campaign for model Agyness Deyn‘s collection for Doc Martens. I actually think the art direction and the music are really well done, but I can’t help but feel they are trying a little too hard to flog this idea of deviating from the norm.
From their website: “Agyness and Dr. Martens are taking this relationship one step further, by creating a collection together which brings together two British icons to celebrate what they both stand for – championing personal style & identity.”
August 17, 2012
Ah, The Beach – a two hour mix up of the overwhelming beauty of a young Leonardo DiCaprio, the tropical, humid “paradise” of Thailand and the stiffling creepiness of Tilda Swinton.
Based on Alex Garland‘s novel of the same name (which is, as always, much more intense and dark than the film adaptation), The Beach is a cult classic. Although cringe-worthy at times (read: the protagonist’s blatant dismissal of anyone who is sucker enough to submit themselves to the evils of the CORPORATE, TRADITIONAL world), the film never fails to transport me to 1990s Thailand, making me want to run away from home and jump down waterfalls and join a crazy cult and live off the land!
Also: the soundtrack is truly great, featuring hazy, bass heavy mix-ups of tracks by Moby, All Saints, Brian Eno, Faithless, The Chemical Brothers and New Order.
Summertime and livin’ is easy
August 14, 2012
Thats right girls (and boys), the very first pieces from our new summer collection have arrived online. Check them out here. More to come soon!
In the mean time, keep your eyes occupied with these lovely photos from our summer 2012 look-book.
August 7, 2012
Have a look at these beautiful installations that have been decorating the windows of the Lee Mathews stores…
They’re so intricate and lovely. I want to attempt to make some myself but I have a feeling they would not turn out quite as pretty!
Splendour In The Grass 2012
August 1, 2012
I am both saddened and relieved to see the end of Splendour in the Grass. After 4 long days of ear crunchingly loud music, with nothing but overpriced pre-mixed drinks to keep my stamina up, I am grateful to return home to the comfort of my own bed. Having said that, I had a really rockin’ time.
DAY 1: It was blue skies and sunshine as we eagerly hitchhiked into town. Looking fresh and ready for action (said freshness did not last long), we checked out Pond and Ben Howard. Pond, an energetic 5 piece psychedelic act from Western Australia, were really amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing more of them at Homebake in December.
While we were watching Ben Howard in a tent full of trendy young hipsters, the weather turned evil and it started hailing (!?). Although we were kept dry under shelter, the insanely heavy rain turned the Byron grounds into an explosion of mud. My Converse actually got suctioned off my feet as I jumped around trying to avoid the deepest puddles. Gumboots sold out in every store from Byron to Ballina…
“Splendour in the Hail” by Claudio Kirac, via Pedestrian.Tv
Although it sounds pathetic, the weather kinda ruined the end of the first day. It was too cold and miserable to party so we bailed to my friends van, which THANK GOD was fitted with a powerful heating system. We sat in there defrosting until we felt normal again.
DAY 2: Woke up to breakfast in bed. (This is where I should inform you that unlike the bulk of Splendour go-ers, I wasn’t camping. I stayed on my friend’s incredible property near Federal and ate organic eggs and stuff!)
Today we made up for lost time and crammed in gigs from Seekae, Mudhoney (which was the closest I have come to seeing Nirvana), Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, 360 and Bloc Party.
Seekae were unsuprisingly groovy and moody, Mudhoney blew me away with their crazy, raw energy, and some crazy chick tried to fight me during Lana Del Rey. Lana hands down had the most aggressive fans. I stayed 5 minutes and left to see Bloc Party, who were really cool and tight. It was awesome ‘cos I wasn’t really a fan before seeing them live, but within a few minutes of their set I understood why they are so widely loved.
Lana Del Rey at Splendour in the Grass, via The Cold City.
DAY 3: I struggled to get out of bed for day 3, but boy am I glad I did. I got to see the amazing Azealia Banks, the pint-sized female rap star. Her raw, bass-heavy tracks were made to party at festivals to, but she surprised all of us when she left the stage after a 25 minute set. She was supposed to play for an hour! Her devastated fans sought comfort in The Smashing Pumpkins, whose front man Billy Corgan still manages to rock after over 20 years in the industry. They made up for Azealia’s lost time, playing an extended set which was a mix of their old classics and new releases. At 11pm, it was all over. Confused, exhausted, and elated young people were pouring out of every stage exit, preparing for their long trip back to reality…
Thank you Splendour in the Grass. In the immoral words of a performer whose name I’m struggling to remember:
Q: “Are you feeling loose tonight? Have you conquered the mud? Are you at one with the elements?”
Images via FasterLouder.