Hats-off to Brain Tumour Research

Heads-up! Today is ‘Wear a Hat Day’, in association with Brain Tumour Research.

The selfie is bigger, better and hattier today so pop on a hat, take a snap and share your favourite pictures, #HatSelfie for #WearAHatDay. Whether it’s a beanie, bobble hat, top hat or flat cap we hope you will join us in support of Brain Tumour Research and don a hat for charity. For details of the event and how you can help, click here to read more.

Need some inspiration? We are wishing for a Penmayne fur felt trilby:
This is a cause with style.

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When Kim met Kanye on the Cover of American Vogue

It is the most controversial cover in the history of the publication; when Anna Wintour chose Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to be shot by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of American Vogue (with an accompanying hashtag #themosttalkedaboutcoupleever.)
In celebration of this brave and unexpected choice, we have compiled together some of our favourite tweets, features and videos in honour of ‘Kimye,’ who will wed on May 29th this year.

Even though he is the rap-star with a God-complex and she is a reality TV sex-tape star, there are some positives from this cover, put well by our friends over at The Cut:

1. There’s an interracial couple on the cover of Vogue.
This shouldn’t be such a big deal, but the last time Vogue put a black man on the cover, it was in direct reference to King Kong.

2. It’s a triumph for popular culture.
Kardashian is the first woman that the masses willed onto the cover of Vogue simply by refusing to shut up about her. (“#themosttalkedaboutcoupleever,” the cover relents). It makes us wonder: Whom will we put on the cover next? Lupita Nyong’o? Julie Delpy? Laverne Cox?

3. It will sell.
Vogue can’t keep producing the tasteful portraits of elegant white actresses the Kimye-haters love so much if they don’t move newsstand copies. We look forward to the week at the grocery-store checkout when Vogue Kardashian will look down benevolently upon Us Kardashian, InTouch Kardashian, and National Enquirer Kardashian.

4. Kanye’s in the background for once.
Enough of the Pygmalion narrative wherein Kanye has made Kardashian over in his monochromatic likeness. In a leaked portion of Anna Wintour’s editor’s note (unconfirmed, but convincing) she denies that West begged her to put Kardashian on the cover. “Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight,” she writes, “and it takes real guts to do that.” Also: See how nice their heads look, nestled in those wedding-band-shaped letters?

5. It’s a new American dream.
Kardashian’s ascension from Ray J sex tape to the cover of Vogue shows perseverance in the face of slut-shaming and revenge porn that is inspirational. Especially to those of us with regrettable exes who have hard proof.

Bees & Taylor for Chic & Seek

This week, Bees & Taylor were Chic’ed.
If you are not acquainted with the website and Holland Park boutique, allow us to introduce you.
Breathing new life into pre-loved designer clothes, bags, shoes and accessories, C & S is where you will find that Diane von Furstenberg clutch you never thought you would or a classic Stella McCartney camel coat.
Treat yourself and your new-season style to something that you won’t find anywhere else, we plan on doing exactly that!

Bees & Taylor Introduces: Ugly Summer Sandals

Praise be! The sun is out (well, it was) which means it is time for a pedicure and new pair of summer sandals.

For 2014 the hottest designs are rubber, chunky soled and utilitarian; yes really.

On looking at this blog you will think one of two things:

1) At last there are some ultra-cool and modern flats for a stylish summer

2) Over my dead gladiator-style sandal-wearing body Yes, the ugly summer sandal has clumsily clomped its way to the top of the style charts via bejewelled Prada, Marc Jacobs pool-side sliders and wearable Zara platforms (these are the ones we love and can afford.)

So what do you think?

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1. Celine from Vanni Bassetti Tumblr
2. Zara
3. Prada from Vanni Bassetti Tumblr 3. Marc Jacobs
4. Celine
5. Kenzo
6. Prada:
7. Image from Vanni Bassetti Tumblr