The 55 posse loves a festival.
Especially if festival in question is in another country!
So when we heard that Soundwave festival in Croatia was planning its last shindig in 2018, we wept a tear, but then planned the trip to end all trips- even though it's nine months away!!
Not being tight, we had a chat to the festival gods, and decided to share the love with our lovely readers...
And the fabulous folk at Soundwave HQ have gifted us two tickets for a pair of lucky winners.
Taking place in Tisno, Croatia from Thursday 26th – Monday 30th July 2018, we can offer two tickets to get into the festival and party hard!
Nearest airports are Tisno are Zadar (45 mins) or Split (90 mins) and book now for super cheap accommodation and travel/accomm packages.
For full festival info go to www.soundwavecroatia.co
All you have to do to win a pair of tickets for next years festival is answer this one simple question.
Which DJ duo are headlining?
a. Horsemeat Disco
b. Peppermint Sours
c. Elephant Party
Email your name and address by 7th November to
winners will be announced personally and on social media, Over 18s only.
Good luck! And don't forget your sunscreen.
By Sara Darling
Whether you like em big n cuddly, sleek and smart or with poppers, zips or velcro, Superdry has the biggest collection of winter warmers, whatever your preference- perfect for guys and girls or girls and guys. Size doesn't matter this season!
So, now it's time to invest in this year's winter classic coat, check out Superdry and get settled for a cold snap- which with the unpredictable British weather could last quite some time....
If you are partial to a puffer, don't mind a bit of branding, or like to make a statement, you are bound to form an affinity with something from the Superdry range.
Guaranteed to be totally Instagrammable- whether you pick a pea-coat, lap up a leather jacket or splash out on a mac, your classic winter coat should be an investment piece, and worn with pride, as often as possible.
Check out the full range here
Review: Christopher George
Raw, Jagged and ready to Explode!
Loaded up on psychedelia and punk, Egyptian Blue are surfing a wave of razor sharp guitars and crashing melodies, topped off with the voice of disenfranchised youth. These four like-minded souls spent their teenage years making plans above a jewellers shop in Colchester, before escaping to Brighton where they found a welcoming home for their catchy yet edgy ‘noise-sounds’.
Next Live Shows:
11th November – Sticky Mike’s in Brighton (supporting Phobophobes)
24th November – Secret Single Launch Party, Brighton
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THE ONLY PAIR OF WHEELS YOU NEED IN SLOVENIA
By Sara Darling
The Slovenians are a very cool nation! And after visiting MBFWLJ, I can see that they are very trendy too!
So it's no wonder that they have fused two of their talents in a fashion-bike hybrid.
The humble Pony brand of bikes has been two wheels of choice or more than 65 years in Eastern Europe, and the affectionately named Rog’s bikes are the flagship of Slovenian cycling tradition.
However 2017 has seen a new look to the classic shape, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Award winner, Sari Valenci has worked her magic on the classic Pony.
Transforming the well-loved Pony-Rog city bike with it's teeny frame and dinky wheels must have been a cool gig for uber cool sportswear designer Sari, as the results are a mash up of her 90s aliens collection, with a sprinkling of pastels for added cuteness!
With mis-matched graffiti prints, funky accessories, and super grip tyres, this is certainly a set of wheels that will get you noticed. Get on that pony and ride!
As they say in Ljubljana #fashionrides
Photo credits: Primoz Zorko
Check out the full range here
BY SARA DARLING
HEAD TO PORTUGAL FOR THE TASTIEST, TROUSERLESS SIZZLING PRAWNS
With the nights drawing in it might not be the season to be lusting after anything sans trousers, but hold your horses, as I am not talking the two legged kind! I am referring to the big, juicy seafood variety which are always a tasty treat when caught fresh from the sea in the Algarve.
Why wait for next summer to crank up the barbie, when luxury resort, Four Seasons Fairways, can tempt you with tasty summer staple as early as February! The sun-drenched, coastal resort is the ideal family destination, and is offering live BBQ Masterclasses, as well as more intimate sessions with sibling chefs the Fabulous Baker Brothers, who know a thing or two about cooking outdoors.
For inspiration and to see what's on offer, check out this tempting taster video here
The Fabulous Baker Brothers AKA Tom and Henry will be hosting live cooking sessions from 20-23 February 2018, where you can expect tips for peeling perfect prawns, inspiration for great glazes, cheeky chicken recipes and very many veggie options to make your friends back home dribble!
Places are limited and are for guests only- so this could be the perfect break for beach, golf or foodie lovers!
To find out more check here
FUR YOUR EYES ONLY
By Sara Darling
It's not very often that a fashion designer becomes a reality TV star, but designer Ollia Tzarina has dressed so many celebrities, it is no wonder she is hot property in TVLand, and is set to star in her own show tracing her day to day life for Dutch TV.
Her unique and controversial brand was launched in 2015 and has been snapped up by the Jenners, Kardashians, J.Lo and Rita Ora who seem to set the ground rules with choices of what they promote on Instagram.
Using real fur and faux fur, the designer says she started 'Tzarina By Ollia' as a personal project after not being able to find a fur coat of a specific colour that she wanted. Since then, being in the right place at the right time has meant her en trend designs have sky rocketed in the celebrity circuit.
If you don't agree with real fur, the faux fur options are equally as fashionable and come in a vast range of colours and styles so there is something to keep you cosy whatever your standpoint.
Shop the range here
G-SHOCK WATCHES- THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST TIMEPIECE?
BY SARA DARLING
Everyone of a certain age is familiar with the classic Casio G-Shock watch. But who would have thought that, 35 years later, the teenage staple would still be the name to know?
To launch the latest shock-resistant member of the family, the ingenious marketing bods at Casio decided to test the craftsmanship, and prove its credentials by sending the newest model into space!
Check out the journey here
Tim Gould, deputy managing Director of Casio UK, said “G-Shock was born from a desire to create the world’s first unbreakable watch, that could resist gravity, magnetic fields, extreme high and low temperatures and the highest of g-forces. We’re proud this mission into space has once again proved that these watches are the toughest on earth, able to survive and operate in the harshest conditions known to mankind.”
What goes up, must come down right?
Well, you would hope so! And the fact that this sturdy timepiece came back to earth in one piece, and still ticking away to the second is astounding in itself. Never mind the fact it survived a 123-metre free fall to earth, at speeds of 65km per hour....
Using the latest NASA-approved space balloon, the watch’s galactic journey included travelling to 44.1km above the earth, surviving temperatures of minus 58 degrees, and travelling 25km past the limit where human blood boils- and not many watches can say they have been tested quite so stringently.
Even if you don't have any plans to walk on the moon, the watch is bound to keep you on your toes. Or at least on time!
Shop yours here
Pioneering French electronic outfit KCPK unveil the visuals for their new single ‘The End’ directed by Loïc Andrieu and produced by Soldats. The epic electro dark-wave track is taken from the group recently released EP ‘Critics'.
This odd journey through adolescent angst bathed in underlying sexual tension, depicts the inevitable end of youth and purity.
Something Funky - Fresh and Urban to get your swing on.
Take Back Time is the debut single from London collective, FAUX, a collaborative project centred around producer and songwriter, Josef Page. Featuring vocals from Sherry Davis (Netsky). Take Back Time is out now via One Two Many Records.
The first of three singles to drop over the coming months, Take Back Time is a supremely confident debut; a hypnotic, 80s infused jam that demands movement and motion.
‘Glamazon' Victoria Wilson James’ sparkling new track “Pray”, is a call, for all who have eyes to see and heart and ears to hear, to channel our collective energies and hence, change the current planetary vibrational frequency.
“With planetary events being as chaotic as they currently are, it’s important that we use our co-creator abilities and Pray, Meditate and Shine together, to collectively BE the positive change that we seek.” - I just wanted to give the world a gift!”