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Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat

Produced by Paul Epworth, here is Lorde’s first track released with the full machine (per se) behind her. The track is called Yellow Flicker Beat and it is from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The lyrics are, of course, on point.

Lorde will also be curating the entire soundtrack for the film as a huge fan of the franchise.






EAU DE GAGA – A FILM BY STEVEN KLEIN

I love Gaga but the obligation to include this track as the score to this film, a Steven Klein film, seems odd. It’s almost as if I accidentally pressed play on Cheek 2 Cheek whilst watching the fragrance campaign on mute.

Aside from that, Gaga looks insanely hot, the incredibly shot Steven Klein piece of content certainly does her beauty justice and the backing cast, well…






Fracking Hell with Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Image - Photo Credit Ki Price

Last month at the Scottish Fashion Awards, Vivienne Westwood took to the stage to accept her lifetime achievement award and chose to instil her wisdom and views on fracking with the industry audience. The admiration that I have for Westwood standing by and bringing her beliefs to the forefront as a visionary is unparalleled.

One of London’s hottest club nights, Handsome, is partnering with Vivienne Westwood and her cause to raise awareness and protest against fracking – the controversial gas extraction process which could have countless health and environmental effects. All profits from the event will be donated to Humanade (www.humanade.org).

‘Fracking Hell’ is a one-night only event, hosted by London style icon Princess Julia, which will see the doyenne of protest fashion – Vivienne Westwood – discuss her campaigning both on and off the catwalk. In the spirit of the designer’s eco-fashion stance, a ‘Trashion Show’ from East London’s alternative drag scene will also take place, showcasing sustainable creations made entirely from recycled materials – watched by a judging panel including Lucien Freud’s muse Sue Tilley, Daniel Lismore and designers Basso & Brooke, Jean-Pierre Braganza and Lee Benjamin.

It takes place on October 4th from 21.00-06.00 at iCan Studios in East London.






Google Glass for MR PORTER

In the name of digital innovation, the first e-commerce retailer to bring us Google Glass is of course MR PORTER. The online mogul is the first and only UK stockist. The device is available via three bundles which include a frame, Glass and UV lens clip, 12GB memory, synced with Google Cloud storage.

Aesthetically, the device has been curated to be as seamless and classic as possible and if you look at the video that the MR PORTER team have created to represent Google Glass, it truly shows how society can (a) benefit from the technology and (b) how non-intrustive it is visually.






Beyoncé and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One

Beyoncé and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One on Nowness.com

As premiered just now on NOWNESS, here it eh first in a trilogy of videos from Jay-Z and Beyonce playing two American outlaws and directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch with a gripping soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

The visuals first apppeared on the Mr and Mrs Carter On the Run world tour and act as a pseudo sequel to the Melina Matsoukas trailer that we saw a few months back. Read a Q&A with director Dikayl Rimmasch here.