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LondonEdge Alternative Fashion Exhibition 7-9 Sep

August 13, 2008 Leave a comment

LONDONEDGE PROVIDES HAVEN FOR ALTERNATIVE FASHIONISTAS

In less than two months, the alternative fashion exhibition Londonedge will arrive at Olympia 2 in a blaze of leather, buckles, velvet and black eyeliner.

In September, Londonedge will celebrate its 18th show with a string of exciting new global exhibitors.

Launched in 2000, Hellcatpunks is a Japanese brand jetting rock and punk inspired fashion direct from the store in Harajuku. The Harajuku girls are known for their forward-thinking fashion sense and now London will get a taste of Tokyo style via Hellcatpunks’ range of tees, shirts, trousers, skirts, waistcoats and accessories for men and women. Visit http://www.hellcatpunks.com to see more.

Life is a comic strip according to Cinderella Bones. Her playful range of tees feature gothic teddies, bats, skulls and birds from the darkside and will be on show at Londonedge for girls with attitude. This is the first the brand have exhibited in the UK and they are currently not stocked in Britain. See the range at http://www.cinderellabones.de.

Eye 2 Eye Contactz are a British company offering coloured contacts to accessorise the eyes. From a natural change in eye colour to more dramatic customised looks, their range of contacts can give your eyes an overhaul for any occasion. See more at http://www.eye2eyecontactz.co.uk.

OSIXNINE is a rainbow rockin’ boutique based in Kuala Lumpur and run by sisters, designer Missosixnine and singer-songwriter Saer Ze. Their motto is ‘Why blend in when you can stand out’ and their designs boast bright colours and are made in small quantities so that you’ll never bump in to someone wearing the same design.

At Londonedge the sisters will be exhibiting their latest collection called ‘Retro Gunshots’ and buyers will have the opportunity to see unreleased designs. Saer Ze said: “This is our first UK tradeshow. Our customers are mostly college students and youngsters, male and female between 15 to 30. We are  targeting buyers with an edge that promote an outgoing lifestyle and retail select items from select brands.” Visit them online at http://www.osixnine.com.

The clue is in the name with Gothic Tiaras who offer stunning tiaras in a mixture of enchanting colours and styles. Bat pendants, skulls, and spiders are fused with pretty rose corsages and crystals for girlie girls with a darker side. See more at http://www.gothictiaras.co.uk.

Londonedge and Londoncentral will take place from 7th-9th September at Olympia 2, London, W14. For further information please contact +44 (0) 1162 898 249 or info@londonedge.com. Visit http://www.londonedge.com.

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Against the outside drinking ban in London’s Soho

It’s come to our attention that Westminster Council is planning to enforce a ban on all outside drinking (and socialising, from one version of the legalise we read online. How would one go about restricting ‘outside socialising’? And what does outside socialising mean? It makes one reminisce of the Criminal Justice Bill, which aimed, amongst other things, to shut down raves by saying groups of twelve or more people couldn’t get together and dance to repetitive beats).

Anyone in living in a mostly commercial area that’s busy at night will know that, yes, sound pollution can seriously detriment your lifestyle. But Soho has long been accepted and welcomed as a liberal, vibrant part of London. And the drinkers there outweigh the number of pubs. Seeing fifty drinkers cluster outside a pub on a friday night in Soho is not unusual. Anyone moving to Soho surely knows what kind of environment they’re moving into. If someone buys a flat in New York’s Time Square, do they complain to the council about the distracting neon and the traffic? One hopes not.

Anyway. While petitions may arguably not do much, they do, at least, provide someone with the ability to feel like they are doing something to stand up and be counted.

Here is a little petition to try and prevent Westminster Council from proceeding with the ban:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SaveOurSoho/

“This petition has been created by the licensees of Soho. If you live, work or just visit Soho, and you are familiar with The Endurance Pub and want to support us against Westminster Councils objective for a complete ban on outside drinking and socializing then please sign our petition. It is the council’s intention to enforce a complete ban on outside drinking in all licensed premises.”

If you do sign it don’t forget to respond to the verification …

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Win funky electro / punk jewelry from Zlanarama

indie and punk jewelryElectro queens, kawaii kittens & punky mommas take note…

Zlanarama is an online alternative jewelry store with a beautiful mission: to restore color and whimsy to a drab and sometimes scary world. Zlanarama wants remind women of the value of many of the things considered childish in our culture. There is nothing wrong with a splash of color – or even a lot of color.

If you haven’t already entered our Mookychick competition to win online vouchers for indie and punk jewelry from Zlanarama, now’s your chance.

Enter Zlanarama punk jewelry competition on Mookychick

Competition ends 7 June 2008.

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