Thursday, 21 November 2013

So Cheesy

So it was my daily internet-surf-to-avoid-doing-anything-productive hour (or two), and I stumbled across this video from Soul Pancake.

I'm fully aware that this is cheesier than a packet of Leerdammer but lets face it, nobody other than my mum reads this blog so I think my reputation is intact.

I want to recreate something like this, such an inventive idea and it's always a good day when a ball pit is involved.


Watch, Enjoy and visit Soul Pancake

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Hello, My name is Paul Smith

Today I was lucky enough to be invited to the Press Conference and Media Preview of the Design Museum's latest exhibition, "Hello, My name is Paul Smith". 


From 15th November 2013 until 9th March 2014 the doors to Paul's mind will open for the world to see and enjoy. 

Although the exhibition focuses on one of Britain's greatest designers, this is not your average fashion show. It allows us an insightful look into the world as Paul sees it, with the hope of inspiring others to witness the beauty all around them.


Taking your first step into the exhibition you're cramped in a small 3m x 3m box, the size of Paul's first shop. It's almost hard to believe that a young man once running this store with his dog Homer would grow to become a worldwide, iconic designer.

However, that is the whole point of this box, explained Paul, "to encourage young people to realise what can be accomplished from such small and humble beginnings".

The exhibition then takes you on a journey through his collections, photography and thought processes: allowing us to grasp an understanding into why the world admires this man so much.

Different recreations of Paul's life appear everywhere; his office, showroom and even the hotel in Paris where he housed his first collection.


Now, Paul's office is known for being chaotic, and it definitely didn't disappoint. Piled high with books, bicycles, rabbits, wooden horses and many more surprises it's clear that this room is filled with inspiration.

But of course, we can't forget about the clothes. A vast white room displays some of the most iconic and memorable of past collections. Rather than displaying them in the conventional chronological order Paul has separated them into 4 types; British tradition, travel, colour and print.


Going behind the scenes of his fashion show, courtesy of Sony, is just one of the treats in store for any visitors of the Design Museum this Winter. The film gives us a closer look at how an idea in one mind can be moulded into a brilliant catwalk worthy collection.

All in all, that is what this exhibition, and Paul's designs, are about. Transforming something that appears so insignificant we refer to it as "nothing" into an amazing, innovative and inspirational idea.

One last parting gift from Paul is a gigantic post it note with the words "Everyday is a new beginning".

And in his world, it is. 


I can't recommend enough that everyone should go down to the Design Museum and see this exhibition in its full glory.

Visit http://designmuseum.org/ to find out more and purchase your ticket!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Who is Mog?

Okay, so I've had a few people ask me who Mog is, thinking that this blog belongs to me and my mysterious friend called Mog.

To clear the air I'm making this post to say Mog does not exist.

The name "Meg & Mog" came from a series of children's books with the same title about the adventures of a witch (Meg) and her cat (Mog) who's spells always went wrong.

My mum read the books to me as a child growing up, I'm pretty sure I still have them buried somewhere in my room back home.


I have a crazy little cat that looks like Mog, but unfortunately doesn't seem to like it when I call her that.

But alas, that is where "Meg and Mog" came from.

(And I definitely recommend reading the books, we're never too old eh!)

Sorry to disappoint those of you who thought I actually had friends to write this blog with, I'm afraid I don't... I'm just another crazy cat lady.

Happy National Cat Day Everyone!

M

xxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Tommy Hilfiger is Sporty, Modern and...wait...British?


As a proud-to-be Briton I am exceedingly quick to champion UK design houses: enter Burberry, Paul Smith and Mulberry. However, it seems there's been a new man about town these last few months, and he isn't even British!

How is that possible?

Two words.

Tommy. Hilfiger.

The Autumn 2013 range, entitled "Savile Row meets the Ivy league" successfully - and quite beautifully - built a bridge between American Cool and British Classic.

Cleverly giving us a selection of red, white and blue hues, we were able to support our flag no matter which side of the pond we were from.

What do you get when you cross American prep with British tradition?

Tommy. Hilfiger.

Merging the two nations allowed the best aspects of Britain to shine through, without the formality that we are so often associated with.  

However; it wasn't long before the brand was called back to its motherland, showcasing a more casual, but no less amazing, "Melrose to Malibu" style for this upcoming SS14 season.

There's nothing I love more than a bit of sunshine, and Tommy has managed to bring the beach to the catwalk - quite literally - for this range.

In the past I have always hated those girls who treated the beach like a runway, but for this collection exceptions needed to be made.

Where can you find stunning models in scuba dresses and neoprene trousers?

Tommy. Hilfiger.

SS14 blew the brand's past collections right out of the water- or rather the sea. Bright oranges and clean whites were contrasted with the classic Hilfiger navy, bringing both sport and style to next summers wardrobe.

Our trip to the seaside this season just shows how versatile lifestyle brand Tommy is, with clothes suitable for both the sunny shores of Florida and the soggy sands of Blackpool Beach.

From California to Cornwall, those in the UK will want to visit www.clockwork-orange.net to buy their winter knits before it gets too chilly!

The wallet gift set on Clockwork Orange is just perfect for Birthdays (or Christmas if you're particularly organised). I'll be getting mine as soon as payday rolls in.

I can officially admit it, I am now a flag waving fan of the U.S.A.

And it's all thanks to you and your clothes, Tommy.

Wait, does this mean I have to say "fries" and "panties" now..?

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Islington's Banksy

Recently I made the move out of Hackney into Islington and whilst I do miss E9 I have to admit N1 does have it's perks and I don't just mean the cheaper travel.

Living on the edge of Essex Road may be pretty noisy, but it also means I live right by an original Banksy. The artwork has been covered by plastic due to repeat defacing but still draws a crowd to what is left of the graffiti.


I got a few odd looks taking this photo, and an angry shove by a lady who I got in the way of. However it was completely worth the bruise I think!

Have a lovely day!

x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Not A Teen Anymore...

As some of you may know, it was my birthday the other day. I'd just like to thank my amazing flatmate Alice for setting up a little celebration when I woke in the morning, after travelling across London to get me a "Megan" coke!


It was all party poppers and pyjama fun (despite our hangovers)!


MMMM... Followed by some Birthday drinks at Barrio North. The "Hawaii-n-Dry" is possibly my favourite cocktail ever!


Hoping you all had as good a day as me! 

M

Making My (not so) Grand Return

Huge apologies for being off the radar for the last 6 months, things came up and unfortunately this blog got put on the back burner.

But I'm back, and for good this time!

I've had a bit of a spring clean on here now that I've (mostly) worked out how to use my computer...

I'll just be using this to vent my opinions, things I like, feelings and general day to day activities.

Follow me on my journey!