Parklife Festival 2010

June 22, 2010

Grab your tent and wellies, it’s that time of the year again – it’s Festival season! Tickets were sold in record time out for the hotly anticipated Parklife Festival 2010 situated in England’s Manchester. The Parklife festival takes place annually in Manchester’s Platt Fields with this year featuring over 40 acts across 6 stages with a line up that consisted of names such as Friendly Fires and Booka Shade. There was a real emphasis on value for money, top quality acts and other kinds of madness planned in order to kick start Summer with a bang. There are still opportunities to acquire tickets through competitions in the Bench Live website for other festivals such as Melt and Creamfields. The opportunity to win festival tickets will still be appealing to many.  I will certainly try to win a ticket. For more information about the Parklife Festival and other music events, check out the Bench Live website – my favourite place to get the latest news and views from the music world.



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Katy Perry Style!

June 18, 2010

Since Katy Perry burst onto the scene in 2008 with the controversial song ‘I kissed a girl’, she has sold hundreds of thousands records as well as reaching the front of top fashion magazines. Thus, media attention has incessantly followed her wherever she goes. However, every picture I see her in she just looks great. She has such an original, unique fashion sense that has attracted the attention of the top fashion labels. Her style is one of quirkiness but does quite reach the level of eccentricity of other famous names such as Lady Gaga. Here she sports a few outfits that are reminiscent of 40s styling, a look she suits well.

The 2010 Football World Cup has got underway; therefore not for the first time this post has a football theme. Some of the greatest players in the World have descended upon the southern most tip of Africa to ply their trade. However, the life of a footballer does not solely involve the kicking of the ball. They also have to perform some strenuous modelling. These are some of the best dressed men in Football.

Mark Ronson Couture!

June 3, 2010

Mark Ronson has to be one of the best dressed men out there right now, providing inspiration for all men. He is constantly being snapped in fresh, original outfits. He does’nt so much as follow trends but sets them. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to find out that Gucci have asked Mark Ronson to design a limited edition range of trainers that will be sold exclusively in a new  store, Gucci Icon-Temporary that recently opened up in London. Again, no surprise that these shoes are styled with Ronson’s iconic look – one being polka-dot and the other grey flannel. Both look great!



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As we approach the start of the Football World Cup, I have found another designer that has jumped on the Football bandwagon. Louis Vuitton have acquired the servives of three of the greatest players to have ever kicked a ball – Diego Maradona, Pele and Zinedine Zidane. Now that would make for great viewing. Here we capture them playing a bit of table football for LV’s Core Value ad campaign in what has to be one of my favourite pictures of the year so far. This poignant picture captures the three legends transfixed in the sheer joy of the game. I know I would quite like a Louis Vuitton suitcase, however having one with the initials Z.Z (observe bottom right) would certainly make my day.

Unless you have been living in a cave, you will aware that the new Sex And the City movie had it’s World premiere this week in New York followed by the premiere in London. The mass public were excited to try and get a glimpse of the stars of what may be one of the biggest films of the year. And it’s no surprise that all attention had turned to what the leading stars have been wearing to these premieres.  Under most pressure from public scrutiny was Sarah Jessica Parker, who over the years has generated this image of being a style icon. At the London premiere to Sex And The City she did not disappoint. I love this dress, outdoing her co stars with relative ease. The dress is so classy and elegant and she just sparkles in it.

Sarah Jessica Parker turned up to the London Premiere with a billowing Alexander McQueen black strapless dress with a towering hat and black lace court shoes. She also wore a black armband with what people believe to be a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. The outrageous hat sparked memories of the fabulous hat she wore at the  premiere of the first Sex And The City Film in 2008.


The Cannes Film Festival is one of the oldest, most prestigious film events in the world. The Festival which first started in 1946 is held in May of every year in the small town of Cannes in the south of France. The annual event’s main programme is the competition where twenty films compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or award decided by a panel of judges, joined this year by Tim Burton. With such a prize up for grabs, it is no wonder that movie star royalty have flown from around the world to take it the summer’s main film event. An event with so much history and class, it is small wonder that these celebrities have turned up in their best outfits. The women stick to the classy dresses, whilst the men go with the tried and trusted suit and silk tie look. Photographs from the Cannes Film Festival will make their way around the globe to fronts of the most popular fashion magazines. With so much focus on attire, these celebrities must look their best. There is a general consensus that Kate Beckinsale stole the show with this beautiful dress.

Kate Beckinsale

Carey Mulligan