SS14 Look Book: Prints Charming (pt II)

Prints, like a speckled rash, keep coming back. I love a good set of prints, clashing all over the place like a cheap reality show. Wear ’em with attitude plus the right accessories and you’re on to a winner.

However, rather than blinging it up with a look suitable for twerking, I thought best to showcase something daytime friendly, a truly charming prints story. Et voila.

Shorts, £10.00, TOPMAN SALE
Bag, Cambridge Satchel Company, £45.00, Selfridges SALE
Shoe, Rockport, £29.99, TK Maxx

NOTE: want to look like a pro-blogger, just clash a load of shit together and you’re done.

Tee, Criminal Damage, £20.00, TK Maxx


What does your watch say about you? Fuck all, that’s what.

A recent study conducted by Columbia University on behalf the Watch Station International sought to discover if one’s wrist watch has anything to say about one’s personality.

Psychotherapist Jasmin Terrany, worked with Watch Station to identify a correlation between watch type and the wearer’s personality type.

Terrany said “There is a distinct link between watch choices and the personality of the wearer, for example, people who choose large watch faces tend to be more extroverted, whereas those who opt for a more minimalist style have shown that they can be more introverted.”

Pretty basic psychotherapy, (and PR fluff) perhaps, but still worth checking which shleb you’re like, right?


Michael Kors Scout Silver Tone Chronograph Watch £209

“When looking at this bold watch, the first characteristic that stands out is the crisp, clean, heavy material; suggesting the wearer of this watch is organised, structured and strong-willed, perhaps even a leader. The sharp lines representing the numbers suggest focus and determination. The chronographs on the face imply self-motivation and attention to detail. The price tag on this watch indicates that its wearer is a decision-maker and go-getter. Wearing this watch will put you in alignment with celebrities like Simon Cowell and Victoria Beckham.”

Translation, Cowell and Posh like flashy wrist candy.


Fossil Nate Chronograph Leather Watch – Brown £125

“The brown leather band indicates a connection to nature and comfort. The wearer of this watch is likely connected to himself and others, exhibiting emotional intelligence and comfort in his own skin. The practical and non-flashy style of this watch suggests that the wearer is humble, and casual, yet active and confident. The combination of both numbers and number markers on the face suggest adaptability and balance, security and even creativity. Celebrities who wear similar styles are Bear Grylls, Jake Gyllenhaal and James Blunt.”

Translation, wanna look like a polite, well-mannered and yet kinda hot shleb choose brown leather.


Michael Kors Parker Silver Tone Glitz Chronograph Watch £329.00

“The diamond detailing would suggest this wearer aspires to a wealthy and fashionable lifestyle. The circular watch face and delicate strap detail suggest a feminine, mature and graceful nature. The ‘glamourous’ wearer tends to know exactly what they like and fall under the ‘brand loyalist’ umbrella. Favoured by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Carla Bruni, and Cheryl Cole, this watch tells the world that the wearer is a successful trendsetter, committed to being unique and incredibly confident.”

Translation, if the store clerk says, “oh, you’re glamourous,” they mean you’re a chav.
The Technical 

Diesel Mr Daddy – Square £279

The ‘authentic enthusiast’ who wears this technical watch demonstrates their clever, intellectual, curious and interested nature with the plethora of gadgets enveloping the face of this unique watch. The simple band combined with this complex face indicates that the wearer is resourceful, individualistic, self- motivated and thinks outside the box. Wearing this watch would put you in alignment with like-minded game-changers like Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Translation, this research is woolly at best.

Stand Out 

adidas Brisbane £75

“This colourful and playful watch suggests the wearer is vivacious, energetic, spunky and fun-loving. The combination of numbers and bullets on the face indicate creativity and light-heartedness in this wearer. The stand-out qualities of this watch suggest that the wearer is a bit frisky yet courageous, and comfortable standing out in a crowd. Wearing this watch will align you with celebrities such as Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, and Katy Perry.”

Translation, if you’re still reading, I applaud you.


Skagen Klassik Men’s Three-Hand Date Steel Watch £135

The simple numbered face of this watch suggest its wearer is a purist who values cleanliness, calm and balance. The fresh and clean style of this watch implies this wearer has nothing to hide, and is likely trustworthy and grounded. The textured metal band suggests this wearer is mature, organised, and reliable. Celebrities who wear similar styles are Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse and Ryan Gosling.

Translation, oh I love Ryan Gosling…

tokidoki x KARL LAGERFELD Karl Pop Watch £139

“This fun watch suggests the wearer is playful, approachable and free-spirited. The cartoonish face suggests that this watch is more for style than for utility and the wearer doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Wearers of this style are likely to be just as animated as it is, much like the spontaneous and cheerful Cara Delevingne, Gwen Stefani or Perri from Little Mix”

Translation, Cara don’t give a shit.


Who’s Drag Race?

Apparently Jonathan Ross is looking to produce a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with UK DJ and Drag Queen, Jodie Harsh. Has a more bizarre statement ever been typed?

RuPaul her/himself

RuPaul, our favourite legendary drag performer and all round super star, the former face of MAC Cosmetics, the TOP UK 40 (OK, #39) recording artist, shoe designer and confectionery connoisseur produces and hosts the best reality TV show in the world, RuPaul’s Drag Race. (For those who don’t know, it’s basically America’s Next Top Model for Drag Queens.) But, what would it look like on British shores, let’s imagine for a second.

So, firstly there’s no runway, as we don’t say runway unless we’re at Heathrow. It’d be a catwalk, which is helpful for puns related to pussy.

There’d be no Santino Rice, sad times, but maybe reality TV’s favourite homosexual fashion designer would step into the role, i.e. Henry Holland?

There’d be no Michelle Visage, even sadder times, but maybe TV’s favourite is-she-actually-a-man person would step into the role, i.e. Denise Welch. 

There’d have to be a challenge relating to northern Drag’s roots in Working Men’s Clubs. Contestants would channel the likes of Foo Foo Lamarr and Lily Savage with piercing wit and shit loads of sequins in front of crowds of working class blokes who would probably be heckling them. Yes.

There’d always be someone from the Republic of Ireland that no one could understand, in the same way that there is always someone from Puerto Rico that no one can understand, in the US version.

Jonny Woo

There’d be a bearded lady, because London’s East End likes a bearded lady.

There’d probably be less plastic surgery.

There’d be quite a few cocks-in-frocks, because tucking isn’t as wide spread (lol) a phenomenon in the UK as it is in the US.

There’d almost certainly be less fish and more gender-fuck.

Must-see guest judges would include, Sharon Osborne, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Simon Cowell, Alan Carr, Keith Lemon, Jane McDonald, Barbara “Rita from Corrie” Knox, Matthew Todd, Elton John, Barbara Windsor.

Whatever it looks like, it’d be unmissable. And to all the pessimists, if it fails majestically, we always have RuPaul.


Markain of Huntley Homme, interviewed

Huntley Homme, fashion for the modern homosexual. No, this ain’t leather gear and nipple clamps, but something a little more, on-trend.

Based out of Melbourne, Markian and his partner James are the power couple behind this newcomer to the etail landscape and I got to bend Markian’s ear about all the important things.

Rambler: Why gay fashion? 
Markian: I don’t think there is enough of it out there. I know there are some amazing people out there creating beautiful work, but if you do an online search for gay fashion a lot of the t-shirts are just so clichéd and uninspired. I’m all for wearing your pride, but I wanted to share a more creative and expressive way to do that. Our prints are a mixture of hand drawn sketches, digitally created art or a mixture of both. 

Rambler: What’s your background? 

Markian: Styling and photographing womenswear fashion. I’ve spent years making girls look hot and I’m thrilled to be able to share some of that love with the boys now.

Rambler: Who is your customer, are they club kids, students, queens, all of the above?

Markian: Definitely all of the above, I’d like to think there is something in there for every gay. We had a big sale from Russia last week and I couldn’t help thinking that if he wore some of the t-shirts publicly he could be arrested for “gay propaganda”. Our y-front sweat pants and some of the more graphic prints are sure to turn a few heads, but there are also some more subtle pieces that you can wear every day, no matter where you live and what the political climate is. 

Rambler: Who is your favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant and why?

Markian: I’ve got to give it to Courtney Act this season. I’m only 2 episodes in and I may be a little biased as she’s a fellow Aussie, but girl knows how to work it. My all time fave would have to be Ongina from Season 1. She always stomped the hell out of that catwalk and I love how she rocked her shaved head.

Rambler: Kylie or Dannii?  
Markian: How can you ask me that, they’re both from my hometown Melbourne! I’m Team Kylie but I do have a big soft spot for Dannii. I wish she would stop judging singing shows and actually start singing again. 

Markian of Huntley Homme

Rambler: Boxers or briefs?

Markian: I’m a brief boy all the way.

Rambler: What’s next for Huntley Homme?

Markian: The main focus for now is getting our name out there. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some amazing photographers and stylists that I really admire, so hopefully you’ll be seeing those collaborations come to life in the near future. My partner James and I are already working on the next collection so stay tuned. 

Rambler: Any celebrity clients as yet?

Markian: Not quite yet but fingers crossed. We’ve reached out to a few people and I would love to see that come to fruition. There are definitely some guys we want to get our hands and clothes on. 

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