Last week we celebrated the 140th birthday of the iconic 501 jean, this week we’re paying homage to the blue jean in our own special way. Of course, we’d tie in our city into it. No place like home, baby. When you think denim, you naturally think Levi’s. I know the post modern ‘hipster’ would respond with [insert Japanese selvedge denim brand] and New Balance sneakers. It’s the current contrived combination that seems to be going around, for me – it’s always been about Levi’s. Not just because of their strong clean branding (I’m a design nerd like that) but for the comfort and versatility.
Well this is the first time I’ve featured a good friend of mine on the site, even weirder interviewing him since I already know the answers for most of these questions. It’s taken me around a month to conjure a half decent set that are worthy of an answer. I met FJ through Yin&Yang and Twitter a few years back, though it took us over a year to meet and even then, I wasn’t sure what he looked like since his display picture featured his face covered up by a SLR. Read on folks as I flip reversed the camera on him.
Gosh, one downfall about going on a hiatus to shoot content for the new site is writing it up. I have procrastinated with the new job and site launch in getting some of the features written up. Forgive me, all will come in due time. Now when my main man Mikey over at River Island emailed me the day before their big Spring/Summer campaign shoot asking if I wanted to come drop by. I couldn’t say no, especially as a keen photographer and a style enthusiast. Excellent opportunity to learn more about the craft and what the brand has coming up. Read on my fellow padawans.
The tower of Babylon, Sauron‘s Tower, some kind of Decepticon – that’s exactly what runs through my mind when I look at the Europe’s largest building towering over London’s skyline. The Shard certainly looked a little odd when it first started rising up in that area of London where there’s no real skyline. Does this new building warrant the extra £££ over the London Eye? Read on.
One of the plus points of the site being on hiatus during development was the free time, it opened up a whole world of opportunities to shoot new content and learn more about what we enjoyed. Whisky is definitely the drink of choice here at Yin&Yang, why? because of Mad Men. I kid, because of Yang – our very own whisky connoisseur but my own liking of the drink is down to the TV show and my family. For as long as I can remember, there has always been a bottle of Chivas Regal in my house. From my Grandaddy’s days till right now in my Dad’s drinks cabinet. More after the cut folks.
Dante’s Fried Chicken, goodness me. Derek and I headed down to the press brunch last Sunday and here I am almost a week later, still reminiscing the taste of that chicken. It’s another league to any fried chicken that I’ve had in London in the past. Perfect texture, moisture, crispyness – you name it. I’m dreaming about chicken.
Woah woah woah. Awoh! That’s me making noises about what I’ve been doing. If you’ve been keeping track with the site for a few months then you’ll know late last year I started training at Virgin Active as part of their Be Your Personal Best campaign. The constant Foursquare check-ins should have given you a clue, hop on after the cut to see some hilarious imagery of me in the gym. Sorry about the awkward sex/I’m dying faces in most. Ugh.