Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sat 17th Aug: Lazy Oaf's "Oaf License"

To celebrate the launch of the second drop of thier Women’s Autumn ‘13 Collection and to highlight the food & drink themed prints,  Lazy Oaf transformed thier store into an "Oaf License" for one night only............... complete with top shelf magazine material!  Head over to thier site to see the official look-book of sexy carnival-perfect garms!
(Photos by Ciara Clark and Nicci James)

Friday, 16 August 2013

Friday 16th Aug: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen at The Africa Centre

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen have taken over The Africa Centre for 6 weeks, launching as part of the Africa Centre Festival (located right next to Opening Ceremony!). Their contemporary take on Ghanaian food has been re-invented and tailored for the cafe culture of Covent Garden. The menu includes the ZGK Grilled Chicken Jollof Spiced Burger, Jollof Wraps, Nkatenkwan Wrap and Garden Egg moussaka among other light bites and snacks including sweet dough bread and milo. A full range of African drinks are also available including African Fanta, Malt Beer, Malta Guiness, Star and Gulder Beer and Palm Wine.  This pop-up is putting Ghana on the foodie map, so pop-in to try out their cosmic food cooked with LOVE in a colourful interior they have hand made themselves.

38 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JT
 Open Daily from11am - A la Carte Menu prices start from £5

(Photos by Ciara Clark & Nicci James)

Robert Storey's "Folded Reflections Suspended" installation at Opening Ceremony - PART 2


The finished installation!  (Photos by Ciara Clark, except the final 2 by Robert)

Friday 16th Aug: Bernstock Speirs’ “Tropical Lounge” visors

Last evening Bernstock Speirs’ “Tropical Lounge” summer party launched the release of their exclusive tropical floral raffia visors.  Three hats will be available  per day via their website from today for the next ten days.  Check out the individual and unique colour ways and clock yours here for that instant Carmen Miranda vibe!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thurs 15th Aug: Robert Storey's "Folded Reflections Suspended" installation at Opening Ceremony - PART 1

Here are work-in-progress shots of Robert Storey's latest exhibition that he has just installed for Opening Ceremony (LDN) in their atrium exhibition space.  "Folded Reflections Suspended" is the second show in the series "Explorations in Space" which is a continual investigation of impossibility, balance and perception.   The three kinetic wooden sculptures rotate simultaneously and follow on from the first static piece in the series "Reflective spaces, balanced" shown earlier in the year at the Patternity exhibition.  It will be in place at the shop for 9 months so you have time to stop by to experience the spectacle whilst you are in town ......... and I will be sharing completed images in a following post for those that are out of the UK.....

(images c/o Robert)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tuesday 13th August: BLOG TAKEOVER Ciara and Nicci 'bargain hunting' with Bubble.

We headed down to Susie Bubble's 'grab a bargin' £1 yard sale on Saturday. Expecting a queue we arrived early and had breakfast there. By 10:30 there was a line of stylish girls halfway down the street which turned quite a few heads. The doors opened early at around 10.50 and the madness began! 

There were clothes laid out on the floor on top of a plastic sheet. From what we could see there were a mixture of vintage, high street and a couple of hidden designer gems. Everything was snapped up within 10 minutes; there was just no hope for any latecomers, it was every girl for herself.  

We managed to pick up a few cast offs as the crowd thinned but, if we're honest, we were not prepared for how fast the whole thing was. All in all, we were happy with what we got but next time the elbows will be out.

This has been a blog take over by Ciara and Nicci from Fred Butler HQ. 

Monday 12th August: Jameson's Sunday Senses @ Dalston Roof Park

This Sunday saw the latest instalment of Jameson's Sunday Senses at the Dalston Roof Park. The event was hosted by singer, wordsmith and all round cultural creative Rodger Robinson who was joined by Fiona Bevan, and previous i-D Magazine Verus affiliate, Anushka. The duo performed against a backdrop of the sun setting over the East London skyline and provided the perfect soundtrack to the summer event, which focused on the sense 'hearing.' Food came courtesy of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen who are currently guest chef at The Africa Centre on King Street in Covent Garden.  So if you work centrally and bored of the every day fare, have a look in and sample the scrummy spicy surprises instore!  Each night of the week has a different event so if you miss lunch, you can take a date for a totally tropical treat!   See here for details.