Monthly Archives: April 2013

RECORD STORE DAY

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With HMV closing its doors (sob), and the prevalence of online downloads, it’s not looking too good for the bricks and mortar record store. All the more reason then to get involved with Record Store Day this Saturday (20th April). Starting life … Continue reading

CHARLI XCX ALBUM: TRUE ROMANCE

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Here at The Girl we’ve been big fans of Charli XCX for tiiiime. Despite being 20, her career began four years ago on London’s rave scene, offering up lo fi goth pop at the tender age of 16. We’ve followed … Continue reading

COACHELLA FASHION HIGHLIGHTS

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Coachella kicked off the festival season this weekend, offering up what has to be the most beautiful crowd of music fans we’ve seen. Despite the sand storm that whipped up towards the end of Day 3, the sun was shining … Continue reading

FRENDS: STYLISH HEADPHONES

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Frends are leading the way for the most stylish headphones around. Inspired by vintage jewellery, they’re made with real leather and finished in silver and gold, making them a savvy investment to replace the many dosdgy earbuds we’ve lost or broken over the years. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: THEME PARK

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Twins with talent come few and far between, but Marcus and Miles Haughton are here to break the mould. They’re the brotherly backbone of London three-piece Theme Park, the band all the blogs are buzzing about, and one thing’s for certain: Jedward they ain’t. Alexa Holley caught up with them over a game of foosball. Continue reading

MUSIC: THE SCANDINAVIAN TAKEOVER

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As the launch of &Other Stories added another branch to the H&M group’s speedily expanding fashion empire, I started pondering an important question. Are Scandinavians poised to take over the world? It’s not just the Swedish fashion giants that are … Continue reading

PREVIEW: MELTDOWN FESTIVAL SOUTHBANK

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We love spending the summer months hanging out at London’s Southbank Centre and this summer we have a very good excuse. Everyone’s favourite Beatles-breaker-upper Yoko Ono will be hosting this year’s Meltdown Festival down by the river, beginning June 14th … Continue reading

HOT LOOK: HARLEY VIERA NEWTON

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Seriously crushing on DJ Harley Viera Newton right now. Hanging out with the likes of Alexa Chung, Sky Ferreira and Leigh Lezark has put Harley firmly on our it-girl radar and her style is ace to boot. Mixing minuscule pinafore … Continue reading

TRACKS OF THE WEEK

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1. Jessie Ware – ‘Imagine It Was Us’ South London’s most stylish soul singer is back with an 80s-inspired disco track. Produced by deep house king Julio Bashmore this has summer dance anthem written all over it. Loving Jessie’s new … Continue reading

NEW ALBUM: BLEACHED

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I wish I could look as cool in 60s style monochrome as LA-based sister duo Bleached do. Shot here for LADYGUNN Magazine, they are seriously rocking the graphic prints and messy blonde hair. This is exactly the sort of relaxed, … Continue reading

HIGH STREET PICKS: MONOCHROME

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The sun is on its way which means it’s finally time to enjoy the Spring/Summer 2013 trends we’ve been lusting after since September Fashion Week. Marc Jacob’s 60s aesthetic is inescapable this season, with Courrèges-style monochrome popping up everywhere from catwalk … Continue reading

SAINT LAURENT AW13 CAMPAIGN

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Marilyn Manson is probably not the first guy you’d expect to see in a high fashion campaign, so I was pretty surprised to find his kholed up eyes staring out at me from the new Saint Laurent ads. Shot by Saint Laurent’s … Continue reading