Monday, 27 February 2012

A Musical Revolution.

Calling all hipsters, music snobs and band geeks out there - you think your band is cool? Think again. Russian band Pussy Riot are starting a revolution with their music.

Clad in balaclavas and neon, these women are capturing the mood of a generation through songs protesting their political regime. Termed 'the symbol of young Russian discontent' by the media, they recently performed a gig in Red Square which ended with them being taken away by police.

The power of musical protest.

The band are sworn to anonymity, yet they show no fear in the face of arrest - in fact, it's something they've come to accept will be part of their struggle against Putin and his regime.

So what do they hope to achieve? In an interview with Moscow News the band told them, "We have a lot of goals: we want to develop the protest punk rock, we want the ideas of feminism again become relevant, we want to see Putin is gone, we want to be around Pussy Riot formed a kind of creative environment, which would fall more and more people with their ideas and projects. In principle, this is already happening."

Music has always been a method of self-expression, capable of great good - something that's easy to forget in a time where too much music has little meaning.

So who wants to start a band and change the world now? We sure as hell do...

You can find more information on Pussy Riot here.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Style Scrapbook x Kipling

We know you lot out there are a fashion-savvy bunch. And also, a lot of you are those creative types, who never leave home without a camera. In fact, you probably (like us) let said camera get bruised and beaten away in your bag without a protective case because let's face it, all the camera cases available aren't exactly what you'd class as 'stylish'. Well, that is until now...
Style Scrapbook (blogchild of super-stylish Andy Torres) has collaborated with Kipling to create a limited range of camera bags that are practical AND fashionable.  If you're thinking this is all a little bit familiar, that's because Andy has previously collaborated with Kipling on a collection that sold out in just 24 hours! This time around, the cases are available in 3 different sizes (including one for SLR's) and in 3 different colours (black, tangerine and vanilla cream) These really are the most perfect and practical accessory to be seen with!

And as if that wasn't enough - there's even a special case for iPad's and tablets, in the same colours and finish as those cute camera bags! Finally, your gadgets can be as well-dressed as you are!

This limited edition collection is available from next month. For more info visit

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tunnel Vision Vintage

Tunnel Vision is the new vintage venture created by Tumblr celeb, Madeline Pendleton (AKA Jean Greige) and best friend Brit Nason. The two California-based fashion obsessives have been vintage clothing collectors for years now and have recently taken the next step into commercial selling to an avid worldwide audience.

What does Tunnel Vision have to offer? Fans of Madeline’s Tumblr page,, will see many pieces which are synonymous with Pendleton’s own personal style which could be described as part hippie, part bohemian. Expect ethnic prints, crazy tie-dye and high-waisted shorts, not to mention a vast array of leather accessories to choose from.

Boys don’t worry, unlike a lot of vintage websites, they cater for you too! Printed shirts and fringed leather jackets can be complemented with some seriously cool biker or cowboy boots. Not for the faint hearted, the designs featured so far are certainly bold, however they would suit any, slightly eccentric, hipster down to the ground.

An additional department, which will be launched shortly, on the Tunnel Vision website is dedicated to the girls’ very own designs, created under the name Bad Vibes. With a collective experience of ten years in garment and accessory design, you know it’s going to be good. Promising tapestry fabrics, faux leathers and insane patterns, it looks like their own line will be every bit as popular as the sourced items from their vintage department, a large amount of which sold out the very first day the website launched. The really great news? With worldwide shipping, the Tunnel Vision brand of California cool is available even to those who are currently experiencing sub-zero temperatures. Bring on the summertime!

Shop the Tunnel Vision way at

words: Lucy Topping

Monday, 13 February 2012

Urbanears - Be our valentine?

Urgh. It's that time of year again. If the valentines blues are bringing you down, we've got just the thing to perk you up - the perfect V-day gift that you can pick up for yourself...

These awesome Urbanears plattans headphones are the perfect Valentines accessory, and not only because they come in that brilliant shade of cerise. They also feature a unique 'zound plug' on one earcap, which basically lets someone else plug their headphones in and share your music. Cool, huh?

So forget all those tear-jerking love ballads, this year you can kick back and enjoy your Valentine's day with the only person who won't judge you for the embarrassing amount of pop-punk you listen to... your best friend, of course!

urbanears cerise plattans rrp £50, for more info visit

Friday, 10 February 2012

Wildfox Summer 2012 - Sirene.

Wildfox, Charlotte Free, Summer in L.A. It's so perfect we'll just let the pictures speak for themselves...

LUSH. you can see more at

*WIN* Lomography's leopard Diana Mini!

Hey you lot, remember when we wrote about Lomography's brand spankin' new line of wild cameras? Well, we said that our fave was the ferocious little pink leopard-print Diana Mini (because she's cute...and pink...and leopard print! What more could a gal ask for?! And guess what, we got one! But since we're so lovely and all, we'll be giving it away to one of our lucky readers! Now, just take a look at how fierce this little analogue beauty really is...

She is simply gorgeous, right? To be in with a chance of winning this plastic princess, all you have to do is enter by leaving a comment on this blog post (could it be ANY easier!?) Just be sure to leave us your email address too! Go on, get entering and bag yourself this season's coolest camera!

Contest ends on sunday 19th February, winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email, so be sure to leave us your details! By entering this contest you are agreeing to have your details shared with Lomography who may contact you from time to time. Good luck!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Win £500 to spend at My Wardrobe!

We have another exciting competition for you guys and dolls and us Tantrum ladies are green with envy, we definitely wouldn’t have minded this great prize. Have you heard of Free to be Supreme? If you haven’t we can tell you it is an awesome private members site that collates the best stylist picks (high street or designer) based on a few answers you give them. They also have tons of promotions and offers exclusive to you for many of your favourite fashion retailers. You can read more about it here.


To be in for a chance of winning an amazing £500 to spend at all you have to do is sign up to the Free to be Supreme website – it is that easy! When asked for a code use ‘my500’. Now you are probably thinking ‘OMG that is one hell of a lot of dollar to spend, what will I buy?’ well here are some of our best picks from the site: 

 words: Jemma Lamble

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Dazed & Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along

Few magazines are as iconic as Dazed & Confused. From it's humble beginnings in 90s London, Jefferson Hack & Rankin's editorial baby has grown into one of the most interesting and renowned youth culture publications in the world. So it seems only fitting, that to celebrate 20 who years in the fashion/music/culture publishing biz, they release a book showcasing some of their best bits.

Making It Up As We Go Along features snippets of some of Dazed's most cutting-edge editorial content, including photo shoots conducted by renowned fashion photographers, interviews with celebrated names in the music and fashion and arts industries and little anecdotes from the founders and team that have made Dazed what it is for the past 2 decades. This beautiful coffee-table book salutes the innovative content and design that has ensured Dazed & Confused's place as one of the pioneering arts & cultural publications in the 21st century and is a must-have for fans of the magazine and fans of the art world alike. In just 20 years, Dazed has cemented it's place in publishing history, we just can't wait to see how much further they come in the next 20!

Dazed & Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along is published by Rizzoli and available here

Friday, 3 February 2012

Babi-Online *Giveaway*

Ahh, the post-Christmas blues. Come January/February, we're all just about recovered from the festive meltdown but as usual, we're also kind of 'over' all our Christmas presents (yep, the novelty really does wear off come Boxing Day!) BUT with the first payday of 2012 bringing light to our lives last week, it's time to treat yourself for all your hard work again!

So thank your lucky stars for Babi-Online - a one-stop cute accessories boutique! With an array of kitsch jewellery, custom-made hair accessories and quirky t-shirts, you're sure to find something to suit every taste (and occasion!) at Babi-Online. More importantly, with their prices being extra purse-friendly, you can afford to splash your cash on whatever takes your fancy! The only problem is that you may (like us) end up fancying a bit of everything they offer! Here's a few of our fave pieces...

Claw talon double finger ring  - £10
Liquorice Allsorts necklace - £8.00
Deer multi-chain bracelet - £10.00

*GIVEAWAY* thanks to those lovely people at Babi-Online, we have one of their gorgeous deer bracelets (pictured above) to give away! To enter, follow us on twitter and tweet:


the contest will close on sunday, so make sure you enter quick! Goooood luck!