UK Eurovision entry 2014 // Molly Smitten-Downes – Children of the Universe

While we’re slightly disappointed that Geri Halliwell/Wet Wet Wet/Rylan won’t be reppin’ the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, we must admit we’re slightly relieved to have a credible artist singing for the nation this year. Step forward Molly Smitten-Downes (who?) with her song Children of the Universe. Following in the footsteps of Blue, […]

Blow Out (and about) // Doing the Lambeth Walk (oi!) with actual Pearly Kings and Queens

We at Le Blow are kind of fascinated by Pearly Kings and Queens, though we’ve never been in close proximity to a real life one. And besides; the monochromatic, decadent look of the Pearly style is totally on trend this season. What: The London Pearly Kings & Queens Society Costermongers Harvest Festival Parade Service When: […]

Unlikely style icons // Lessons in Mod with Olympics hero Bradley Wiggins

One word, and it’s: WIGGO. Looking like a late ’70s PE teacher, with go-faster sideburns that speak to men (and women), who can deny the charismatic presence of the nation’s Olympic cycling hero, one Bradley Wiggins? Wiggins cites The Style Council as an influence, describing himself as a Mod (a sub-culture taken from the word […]

Running in heels // Nail the Olympic zeitgeist in actual performance trainers

News flash – Paloma Faith carrying the Olympic flame last week. She didn’t have to totter down the road wearing patent, skyscraper stilettos to make a fashion statement (or anti-fashion if you clock the customized white tracksuit). Actual trainers, that is, real performance trainers are arguably the most fashion-forward footwear you can currently own. Saucons […]