Topic: London

Plaster Your Body & Walls With House Of Hackney’s Poppium Collection

Plaster Your Body & Walls With House Of Hackney's Poppium Collection

I’m utterly smitten with everything House Of Hackney does, and their new popium collection is no exception. Founded in London in 2010 by the husband and wife team of  Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley originally as an interiors store, it wasn’t long before the pair started creating everything from dreamy dresses to teacups to shoes with their signature prints. It’s all ridiculously too much in the best way possible. More »

London Mayor Boris Johnson Believes Women Go To College For Husbands

London Mayor Boris Johnson Believes Women Go To College For Husbands

London mayor Boris Johnson, Man of Magnificent Zipline Disasters, is currently under fire for making sexist comments regarding Malaysian women’s decisions to go to college. During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum at City Hall, London, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak spoke about his country’s progress for women in education as Johnson appeared alongside him. More »

Global Kids Fashion Week: Are These Shows Adorable, Excessive Or Bizarre?

Global Kids Fashion Week: Are These Shows Adorable, Excessive Or Bizarre?

The first-ever Global Kids Fashion Week closed yesterday in London, prompting both excitement and criticism. The event featured children’s designs from powerhouses like Missoni, Chloe, John Galliano Kids and Little Marc Jacobs, as well as performances, activities for kids and fundraising.

Many have been asking questions about how morally sound the event is and how it could potentially have a negative impact on children. Curious about all the buzz? Judge for yourself here. More »

Gallery: Six Surprising Facts From Grace Coddington’s Memoir (Plus Some Great Vintage Photos)

Gallery: Six Surprising Facts From Grace Coddington's Memoir (Plus Some Great Vintage Photos)

The latest issue of American Vogue gives us a sneak peek into Vogue creative director Grace Coddington‘s memoir, and from what I’ve read of it so far, it’s absolutely fascinating. It starts with Grace leaving her home in Wales at age 17 to go to London and be a model in 1958(!), and goes on to detail many stories of the naughty, bohemian, fun life she had there, St. Tropez, and elsewhere. It also contains many surprising facts. Here are six of them (all taken from the excerpt), plus the great vintage photos from Grace’s life that Vogue included with it. If the rest of the book is as good as this part, I’m going to burn through it in a week. More »

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

The Olympics are over and EIC Jennifer Wright is back from London. Since the only thing Jennifer loves more than the English capital is… particularly obtuse games of Fuck Marry Kill, she and deputy editor Ashley Cardiff are debating the merits of fucking, marrying or killing the fair cities of London, Berlin and New York. If you need a refresher on how the game is played (and today’s is a difficult one), perhaps you shouldn’t be on the internet. More »

What Is Missing In The P&G Olympic Family Home?

What Is Missing In The P&G Olympic Family Home?

What does the P&G Family Home – set up in London to offer Olympic athletes and their families a place to hang out between competitions – look like? Insanely beautiful. That is what it looks like. Insanely beautiful and full of ice cream.
Now. Let’s play that really fun game where we look at something amazing and decide what it lacks. You can check out all of the pictures of their amenities and then leave comments. I will begin:

It still needs a time-travel machine. Everyplace does. Always dibs on needing a time machine. More »