August, 2014

Bowling bag by ASOS

Space bag

There is a certain theme to the ‘Shop the Look’ items. Yup, they are nearly all holographic! Clearly someone with a magpie-like brain is curating this Archive of Shiny Things.

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Helen from Wolverhampton holds her Wight Catwalk calling card

Ryde’s a-buzzin’!

As any resident of Ryde will not have failed to notice, each August Bank Holiday the Georgian town is invaded by scooterists. Back in the day, the town’s elders tutted and shook their heads at the supposed chaos these two-wheeled retronauts caused. These days the business association, hotels and restaurants welcome the visitors with open arms – and quite rightly too.

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Irene Michaela


While the rest of the country knocks itself out with hatred towards immigrants, vitriol against ‘benefit scroungers’ and apportions rain blame to homosexuals in legal relationships, the Isle of Wight is (hopefully) a place of sunshine and acceptance.

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The future is NOW!

Iridescent fabric has been hot since Marty McFly went Back to the Future and his bonkers baseball hat became one of the most sought after props, with bogus versions tantalisingly unavailable on various wishlist websites.

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The finished Maddison Avenue gel manicure

Space nails!

The world of nails has made some significant advances since the early days of a quick shape with a metal file finished with a clear top coat. In fact, to the uninitiated, it can be a confusing minefield, more easily interpreted by an industrial chemist.

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