Archive for June, 2013

Rivington Street adds to the UK’s festival season

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BassBuds | June 24, 2013

Our amazing London chick Corene had an incredible time at the Rivington Street Festival and even though the queues were typically British, she writes about all the music, the cocktails and awesome people who made the day unforgettable!

Rivington Street Festival

 

Five thousand people applied for a free wristband for the East London’s Rivington Street Festival on Sunday, June 23. Huddles of people streamed around the corner waiting to get in; both young and mature, parents with pushchairs mixed with all the over 21’s who showed up in masses. Since we had already registered, all we had to do was join a separate and shorter queue to be banded. This was at 2:45pm and I still hadn’t had brunch or anything laced with tequila. The festival security guard directed us to The Diner, an American setting with a typical Shoreditch atmosphere. Once we were done gorging on amazing food, we tipped the Diner staff and headed out onto Rivington Street.

The vibe had already started to escalate as we were greeted with a swash of Desperados and a wristband. You could already hear the whistles and loud drum’n’bass charging out from Cargo, the outdoor terraced bar and restaurant, which was to hold a live indoor showcase later on in the evening.

The street was lavished with market stalls selling printed t-shirts, jewellery, makeovers, hats and even free haircuts for guys. Wray and Nephew had their own stall selling Wray cocktails, the queue for which spiraled out of control and many people seemed to get impatient; a similar situation was at the Red Bull photo booth at the end of the street – everyone wanted a picture to remember the amazing day. I tasted some of the best Margaritas I’ve ever had only for £4 at Callooh Calley, an award winning cocktail bar! The diversity of all nations enjoying the ambiance finally provoked the weather and the sun peaked through the clouds, causing everyone to cheer and sway a little more to the thumping bass.

Obviously being London meant that rain is always a possibility and yes…around 7pm it did pour down but that didn’t stop anyone still cutting shapes in their anoraks. We left at 9:30pm with people still eager to get inside. Overall, we enjoyed an awesome day at Rivington Street Festival and next year we’ll make sure that BassBuds has a stall there because the 9hour long festival had more visitors who loved loud bass than anywhere else on that day!

BassBoomz in Notebook magazine

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BassBuds | June 23, 2013

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Katie Eary makes a difference with glamorous streetwear

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Fashion | June 15, 2013

London based designer Katie Eary might seem very fresh to the general public but this is one cool chick that will be setting trends in what she calls ‘glamorous streetwear’. Our fashion writer Nagiib is eager to tell you all about Katie, and why she is most definitely one to watch…

Katie Eary and Kanye West in June 2013

Katie Eary and Kanye West in June 2013

Rihanna wears Katie Earie t-shirt at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend Festival in June 2012

Rihanna wears Katie Earie t-shirt at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend Festival in June 2012

 

Katie received her MBA from The Royal College of Art in 2008, only to get a call from British Vogue for a Mario Testino shoot with Kate Moss showcasing custom-made pieces.  Her aggressive take on menswear is taking off now that celebrities flock for the exquisite Katie Eary look.

From working at Levi’s to successfully launching her label is something most graduates aspire to and recently showing her SS14 collection during London Collection: Men inspired by Southern Africa, Acid House and Edinburgh football thugs. Introducing Flamingo Massacres SS14, not sure what to think of the name, the only thing that comes to mind is a Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill with Crazy 88’s!

The presentation of the collection this June was cue for expression of a violent fashion, hunters with strong silhouettes, vivid leopard/flamingo prints, crocodile silk jacquard, military trousers, Air Max 90’s with flamboyant war lords. Looking at it makes you want to express all of your desires and put fire to the flame.  It may seem outrageous but it’s key in fashion to fully realise your vision, however ludicrous the result may be.

The Flamingo women sirens of the safari with silk chiffon, rubberized lace and slinky swimwear, sexed and dressed in pink wigs these warrior women are disturbingly attractive. A catwalk of violent desires disturbed in textile and shape. Katie Eary knows tomorrow’s fashion and is most definitely one to watch!

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BassBuds in July’s ELLE magazine

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BassBuds | June 11, 2013

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