Friday, 27 August 2010

A Little London Festival: Wireless

Another role of film processed and printed, I am excited to find on this one snaps from Wireless Festival. Yes the Fest has been and gone (long gone) for 2010, nethertheless it's worth a post.

It was the day two line-up featuring the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Missy Elliot, 2ManyDJs and Snoop Dogg that saw us flock to Hyde Park for this Festival. The day was hot and the vibe was chilled, that drinking cider in the sun in the middle of London kind of chilled, but for a festival, patrons just didn't seem to have that pinging excitement about them. This did however change as the day went on, we saw crowds gather and part around the main stage many times throughout.

Hip-hop heavyweight Snoop Dogg attracted one of the biggest crowds of the day. You didn't need to be the man's biggest fan to enjoy this set as Snoop reminded us all why he is one of the genre's premiere stars. It's disappointing to say the same could not be said for Missy Elliot. You could tell the crowd wanted her, she didn't want the crowd. Arriving half an hour late, thrashing the songs that made her name in a mash up of bad samplings from her Under Construction album as she jumped frivously around the crowd. Where was the performance and why wouldn't she just give us the chance to dance to Gossip Folk or Pass the Dutch (which did not make even the shortest appearance in her set)?

Not getting a chance to visit the smaller stages, but wishing I had caught Jamie Lidell, Lisa Mitchell and New Young Pony Club, the unexpected favourite acts of the day came from The Big Pink and Example. It's catching something new, being excited by something unexpected and mixing it with the big names that makes a good summer music festival.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

oh comely

Further to my previous post, I would like to welcome you to the UK, where Frankie is not distributed and a brand new bouncing baby is set to fill her shoes. oh comely, a London based magazine has recently circulated it's first issue through the cobble-stoned streets of the United Kingdom. This creative and quirky magazine offers the same charms as Frankie, dishes up very similar content and even mirrors the design layout.

When I first spotted a copy I was ecstatic, when I first purchased a copy I was unsure, when I fist read a copy I was convinced (well, almost). Was this teething toddler new and creative, or something we've seen before? It is a dangerous dance taking inspiration from those who do what they do oh so well, oh comely you have big shoes to fill. Nethertheless I have not dismissed you just yet. The oh comely blog is cheery and fantastic with local offerings - a must read, I trust in time the magazine will follow. Let's all give this magazine a chance to grow, the little muffin certainly has potential.

You can purchase a copy online, issue two was due to be distributed early this month so go hunt it down!

Madolyn misses Frankie

There is a delightful little Australian magazine I love dearly, her name is Frankie.

Frankie magazine offers a spread of clean white pages pasted with dreamy fashion editorials, crafty delights, and lyrical stories from founders Louise Bannister and Lara Burke as they spend their days op shopping and drinking cups of tea. Dedicated to celebrating music, arts, photography, fashion and pop culture's quirkier aspects, Frankie publishes the hidden treasures of Australian cities and abroad.

I miss this magazine so, can someone please send me a copy. I will love you forever!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Sisters of the Black Moon

Something I thought would be enchanting to share! These images from the Sisters of the Black Moon are bewitchingly beautiful, check out the website for this epic online vintage store here, me, I just really want to look at the stunning pictures!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Teeny Zucchini

I really do enjoy recipes, and no one has better recipes than your mum. Mum's home cooking is something I think every girl misses most once they have moved out of the family home. The other day, just when I was really missing having someone to cook for me and eating food that doesn't involve frozen vegetables or stir fry sauce my mum sent me all the way from Australia a well loved recipe for zucchini slice. I made it, it was delicious and so ridiculously easy.

I am more than delighted to pass on the recipe from my mum, to you. Happy baking!

Disclaimer: a zucchini is a courgette in with a less pretty dress.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Oh what a darling: Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel, she is a darling! This clip is the latest edition to the ever growing list of reasons why we love her. Joseph Gordon-Levitt just gets more attractive every day. I was so delighted to discover he can not only act, sing, speak French but now dance! This clip captured whilst filming 500 Days of Summer is just wonderful.

Five more reasons why Zooey Deschanel is just the cutest.