Thursday, February 26, 2009
We're still quite baffled about quite a few things related to Moscow. Most recently, this video that's appeared on Facebook (shot by one of the several Sergey's we met there). They make *Girlcore* out to be the best party ever. Look how hot we are - look how hard everyone is raging. If we could only understand what they were saying!! Anyone care to translate?
Idle Conversation TV vol. 2 from sergey poydo on Vimeo.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Marina from hot hot HOTLY tipped new band, Marina and the Diamonds, talked about her gig at Girlcore on BBC Radio 2 this morning...
"I was playing Girlcore and this guy was on ecstasy and went to push my keyboard over. I snapped and punched him."
You can listen to her whole Radio 2 session here.
And for more of her Kate Bush-esque tunes, head to their Myspace page.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Check out this lovely feature on Girlcore's very own Tara Grant! Gareth Pugh hand-picked her to feature in his fashion update for Time Out London. Girlcore also gets a nice shout out, double goodness.
We already knew what a total bad ass Tara was, now lots more people do too. She is THE accessories designer at Topshop so now all you totally fashionable females know where all the good stuff comes from.
Click here to read about all of Gareth Pugh's picks for hot designers to watch in 2009.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Girlcore's Laurelene Chambovet, otherwise known as Lolo, is the Philanthropic Manager at the swish Covent Garden member's only club The Hospital. "Ummm, what exactly does a Philanthropic Manager DO anyway?" you may be asking yourself. Well, one thing she gets to do is help find all the best creative talent in London and bring them into the Hospital Club as a Creative In Residence. You can hear Nova Dando talk about what it means to her in this Dazed Digital interview...
And if you would like to become a Creative in Residence yourself, just email Girlcore and we'll put you in touch with Lolo.
Nova Dando- designer, singer and stylist- talks to Dazed about gold cardboard crowns, Love and La Roux…
Text by Alexa Hall | Published 19 February 2009
When I meet Nova Dando at the peppermint green warehouse in Hackney where she lives and works, she’s just come from a meeting at the Hospital members’ club in Covent Garden. She’s a creative in residence there for 2009 and she’s totally enthused about scheme. ‘It’s great’, she says of the scheme, ‘you get advice about branding, about building a business – you get to talk to the people you don’t get to talk to when you’re at college. And I can use their facilities and their studios. They’ve got a cinema I can use if I want to make and show a video’. And, of course, The Hospital get Nova’s supercool creative input and connections. But before any of that, she’s got to make a crown. Out of gold cardboard. It’s for a shoot that’s happening tomorrow, she explains, thoughtfully looping the board into coronets as she speaks..."
To continue reading this article head to Dazed Digital.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
While I sit here watching the streets outside my house get covered in snow (that's actually sticking to the ground), I thought I'd check the weather forecast for tomorrow and the rest of the week - MORE SNOW! How the fuck am I going to walk on the snow-covered sidewalk tomorrow for 25 minutes to the tube? I could always see if Loki would let me borrow her UGG boots! Oh wait, she's saving those for Moscow...
Meanwhile, my husband's out in Los Angeles "on business". Yesterday he spent the day riding bikes along the beach, and today he's going hiking in the hills. This is after last nights sushi dinner and today's breakfast of huevos rancheros! He's staying with our friend in Venice who has a prescription for weed - you know, to take the edge off - so they made a pit stop at the FARMACY - otherwise known as the weed supermarket.
I guess it depends on what you're after... Yeah, there's loads of cheesy people in LA with fake tans and fake boobs, lots of traffic, the parties aren't that good, and most of the bands suck, but I'd be happy to suffer in exchange for the sun and a life outdoors. The £ keeps dropping anyway, so its not even like I can say "well at least our dollar is worth twice as much as yours" anymore... Boo.
You be the judge:
Snow in London, Sunshine in LA (and a little rain, but they need the rain to grow all the trees and fruit!)
One of my favorite places in the world. Where the cliffs meet the sea. This is Zuma Beach. A rad beach where you walk down a big cliff to get there. Pretty awesome sunsets on the West Coast too!
You don't get guacamole without avocados and in California, the trees are everywhere. You probably didn't know they grew on trees because all the fruit and vegetables in the UK are imported from other countries. Good for your skin and tasty too, there are as many avocados in Cali as there are potatoes in the UK.
They have weed supermarkets! Yes, I am not shitting you. Stores that only sell weed.
And they sell every kind of weed you can imagine. All those names you may have remembered from reading High Times - well, they're real, and they're all there - on sale - legally.
HIKING THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS
This is Ruyon Canyone. A friend of mine lives just at the base and goes hiking every morning before work. There's all kinds of hikes in LA. And you can't hear the traffic or smell any pollution - there is REAL nature in LA.
THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF
In LA, there are guilt free options of everything. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a chain, but its a good one. Their iced coffees are the shit and one summer I got addicted to their Vanilla blendeds (with an extra shot of espresso).
Proximity to Cabo San Lucas. You can fly to Cabo for like $150 and stay somewhere really amazing and beautiful and cheap. And eat lobster anyway you like it. How pretty is that water. The sand is also white.
Proximity to Tijuana. Just across the border in TJ, not only can you go to crazy Mexican raves, but you can also get prescription drugs without a prescription.
Oh - and when you want a burger, there's no better burger in the world. Order that animal style.
London's home for now, but I sure as hell wouldn't mind being on my way to hike in Laurel Canyon, catch a sunset in Malibu, or pick some avocados off the tree in my backyard instead of sitting on my laptop, looking out at the snow and watching Loius Theroux on Dave.