Monday, 28 September 2009

//BREAD

Firstly, i'd like to apologise for my shameful lack of updates of late. A rather hectic workload has left me very little time for the important things in life, like updating this blog. Things have calmed down a little now allowing me time to present you with this literary masterpiece.

Now, most of the lads amongst you will know about the magic of the hair hat. For those of you that don't i will explain: you wake up in the morning your hair is a curly knotted mess and you don't want it to be like this. So, you take a woolly hat and wear it for a short while, usually the length of your journey to work/school/the pub will do. When you arrive at your destination hey presto! Straight styled hair like you just stepped out of the salon. Don't ask my why this works, it just does, okay!

Anyway, horror of horrors i left my hair hat on the train the other day. No problem i thought, i'll just go to primark and grab another Thinsulate beanie for £1. Unfortunately they had none, the only beanies they had were to disgusting for use even as a hair hat. Having failed to cut a long story short i shall just tell you that i bought this nifty Baker Boy for £3. Like it?



I should point out that this picture was taken in the curved mirror of a rather awesome occultist shop in oasis market.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

//GHETTO

Technically not a 'what i wore today' as i'm way too chicken to wear this on the streets of Birmingham. I was actually too chicken to post it here until my fashion partner in crime the wonderful Miss Amy May from Wolf-Whistle said i should go for it. She tends to be right about most things so here it is.



I guess this look is ghetto youth with a twist of the feminine. To be honest i actually think i look pretty good. anyway, you want to know what i've got on?

Vogue tee available from my shop.

Jane Norman wet look leggings £2.99 from ebay.

Red cardigan £6 from Primark.

Sequined cap was a present from Amy @ Wolf-Whistle. Thanks Amy!

Bum Bag was another present from amy, i think she got it from a charity shop.

Nerd glasses are the ones i posted about before, from sobeys in the oasis market Birmingham.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

//KARL


My levels of excitement and anticipation have been slowly building since first reading on thefashionspot that my imaginary girlfriend the oh-so-lovely Miss Lily Allen was going to be the new face of Chanel. This only increased when the promotional pictures for the Coco Cocoon were released. And now we have a behind the scenes video of the shoot proper she did with the great man himself, Karl Lagerfeld. What can i say except the fact that she looks smokin' hot! She has that whole vamp thing going on which always works for me. I'll be waiting with baited breath to see how the pictures turn out.



While i'm on the subject of Lily Allen meeting men named Karl she recently traveled to Australia to do a cameo appearance in Neighbours where she got her flirt on with Carl (with a 'C' this time) Kennedy. I haven't had a TV in years but i was an avid watcher of Neighbours back in the day. I'm going to have to track this episode down online methinks.



This isn't going to turn into a blog about Lily Allen, i promise.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

//VASELINE

Okay, i'm gonna start today by 'fessing up. This is a what i wore today post mascaraing as something more worthy. So, erm, this is what i wore today...


On seeing how i was planing to pose for this one Vicky helpfuly pointed out "Roundy, you're a twat." I think she could be right...

The cardigan was from primark about 3 years ago. Only £6 and i'm yet to find another that is as awesomely ill fitting as this. The jeans were an absolute bargain at £10 from H&M (£50 reduced to £20 then 2 for 1, BOOM!) The tshirt is of my own design.


It's hard to see on the other picture so i took a detail shot. The Elastica logo is actually swinging on a chain. Cool, no? If you want one then hit me up on my website.

Elastica were, in my opinion, the most worthy of all the mid 90's britpop bunch. Their female fronted guitar rock had more energy and was more darkly knowing than the rest put together. Their lead singer Justine Frishman had a generation of young girls both copying her pageboy haircut and hating her for shagging Damon Albarn, the lead singer of fellow britpop band Blur.



They released two studio albums; 1995's self titled and in 2001 The Menace. Why the big gap? Like any self respecting (or should that be self loathing?) 90's rockers they took the money for the first album and ran off to spend a few years smoking heroin and arguing amongst themselves.



And why Vaseline you ask? It's the name of a song.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

//KEBAB

My misspent youth had quite a varied soundtrack, everything from darkside drum & bass to britpop. I remember misspending a lot of my time listening to riot grrl bands like bratmobile and bikini kill, it would have been about this time i became aware of the sculpture 'Two fried eggs and a kebab' by Sarah Lucas.



Now, it's obviously supposed to represent lady parts and is probably making a feminist statement of some sort but i have no idea what it's supposed to be saying. I just always thought it was a great image and would probably make a mighty fine tshirt.



As if by some miracle i now find myself owning a tshirt shop so i can have whatever the hell i like on a tshirt! I made this with images i stole off the internet, just messed with the pallate so rather then the true colours all greens are a scale of one tone (think greyscale) etc. Anyways, hope you like it. This is now available to buy on my website.

Picture of myself taken by the lovely Vicky.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

//BONER



Those of you that know me will know i have a bit of a (read: fucking huge) crush on lily allen. To be honest, when she first came onto the scene a few years back i wasn't overly impressed by her. Her look was a bit too little girly with a hint of chavette and her music struck me as the sort of stuff teenage girls hate their boyfriends to. I didn't DISLIKE her, she just wasn't for me.



Then out of nowhere came Lily Allen version 2.0, gone was the teenage chavette, replaced by a fully grown, fully sexual woman. I was somewhat smitten. Now, knowing this you probably won't be surprised to know i was rather chuffed to hear she was going to be on the cover of octobers ELLE magazine. Shot by Rankin and dressed in custom pieces by top British Designers.



When i first saw the shoot on thefashionspot i was not disappointed. I'd go as far as to say it's replaced the shoot she did for Q Magazine a few months back as my favorite she's done. When i got my hands on a copy of the magazine (a full 4 days early, thank you mr newsagent) i was ever so slightly disappointed. Not to say she doesn't look fantastic, i just think they could have used the shots a little better.

Anyway, enough of my blabbering on. Here are some links to the pictures and a behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

Full shoot in HQ @ oh-lily.com

My crappy snaps @ thefashionspot

Behind the scenes video @ elleuk.com

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

//GAY

Just a quickie, these posters have sprung up all over newstreet station and i think they're brilliant! a worth wile message delivered in a slightly tongue in cheek manner. they remind me a little of the 'there's probably no god' posters that were on london buses a while back. They are there courtesy of a charity called stonewall who i had never heard of until today, you can find their website here.



i have a feeling i'll be wearing this on a tshirt in the near future.

Monday, 24 August 2009

//WIWT

These 'what i wore today' posts seem to be a staple of fashion blogs around the world and KILLKILLKILL will be no exception.

Now, i've always thought that people who wear 'fake' glasses without actually needing them are complete cunts. Using them as part of some dressing up fun is different, who can say no to a sexy secretary in a pair of smart rims, right? Wearing them out and about in day to day life is different though. I still feel the same way allthough i appear to have joined their ranks.

So here it is, this is me, not actually today but on Saturday.



Glasses £10 from sobeys oasis market birmingham.

Hat £10 from dogatees again in the oasis market birmingham.

Shorts are vintage and were a present from miss amy may of wolf-whistle fame.

Bum bag (or 'fanny pack' for my American cusions) was about a fiver from the acorns charity shop in boldmere.

I made the tshirt myself, the design is from the website of my very favorite Scandinavian laptop popsters touch me thermo. if you want a custom tee then visit my website.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

//START

I've had this blog for some time now but trying to make the first entry has had me feeling like i'm stareing at a blank canvas, unsure where to make the first mark. Now seems as good a time as any to go for it. The purpose of this blog (aside from my self indulgent ramblings) is to document goings on i enjoyed/found interesting in the worlds of fashion, music and art. So what could be a better start than this amazing video for SebastiAns 'Walkman' by Monochrome Film which i think perfectly combines the three?



Director: Yenni Lee
Cinematography: Linn Elisabeth Silinger
Clothing: Tina H. by Baron von Bulldog
Model: Sina Gulbrandsen