Sunday, September 23, 2012

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

Paradise by way of Kensal Green is a spacious award winning gastro-pub and bar in the heart of up-and-coming Kensal Rise, offering all round entertainment. With its chilled out ambient music, bohemian inspired d├ęcor with high ceilings, luscious chandeliers, vintage lights, lamps and draped curtains, this is not your typical local.

 The bar is separated from the restaurant at the back on the ground floor, serving quality high end locally sourced food and wine. On the first floor the dimly lit bar and dance room, is open on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays for live music and club nights, with special events to look out for on their website. The Comedy night on Wednesday offers a nice mid-week break. The cozy terrace gardens found on both floors, decorated with overflowing plants and mosaics, allow for a nice break from the crowd and views of the neighborhood. A new addition is the karaoke room, which you can book for private parties.

Paradise is always bustling with an edgy crowd of all ages in a relaxed environment, everyone just ready to have a good time and dance the night away to electro/disco pop, with even the hipsters of Notting Hill taking the time to pass by.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Agyness Inspirations

Wool was big in the 50s up till the 70's. Once a staple clothing material, the use of wool declined massively and it's only in the last few years that it has started making a strong comeback, with luxury fashion's new found love of formalwear and knitwear. 2012 was the year of tweed, with catwalks at Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Michael Kors all favouring it over more clumsy materials.

And it makes sense really, with the knitting trend that took over London by storm (they have gone mad for Wool parties in NY now too, with the launch of Wool and the Gang going stateside), it very much fits with the androgenous big wooly jumper and tight leggings look that Agyness Deyn was made so famous from, which she pairs well with her checked dresses and playsuits. And it makes any summery dress look that little bit more edgy, and also last through winter.
For key pieces that fit with the wool trend, just check out Wandering Mind's knitwear selection, for a mixture of tightly fitting wool jumpers and Aggy-style checked shift Dresses, for that quintessentially British effect.

Aggy in her grey Cable jumper
Belted girly jumper-dress combo
Aggy in her own collection

Agyness Deyn in Stella McCartney Wool Jumper, 2011
Model Olivia wearing Wandering Minds Dress
Wandering Minds Grey Jumper over Summer Dress