Available to buy here…
Coffin On Cake PR do press days like no one else I know. They house some of the most unique, desirable and distinctive brands going, and always find creative ways to present the collections when it comes to showing people like us what their brands have got coming up for the next season. It’ll just make you want to own every single item, I sure did. Coffin On Cake have recently relocated into their new showroom, on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch so was the perfect opportunity to show off their new pad. Their press day ticked all the right boxes for me, and was finished off perfectly with the awesome goody bags. Take a look through what they have got going on, props guys!
A few days back we at Sofi Donuts headed down to the DC Shoes Showroom in The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane to take a look at DC’s up and coming A/W 2012 mens and womenswear range. The showroom was stocked to the rafters with fresh clothes, ski wear, snowboard decks, hats, kicks and to our empty stomached delight, lovingly made bagels from the bagel shop. Check out our snaps, and see what you think! The rain this week sure aint putting us off getting a sneak preview at what’s to be hitting the stores this autumn. Thanks DC, was a pleasure.
WeSC launched their SS12 collection last night at their store on Carnaby Street in London, and a good time was had by all. The new collection features WeActivists Jason Lee, Peter Stormare, Beth Riesgraf, Kim Matulova, Shelly Zander, Steed Lord, Lady Tigra and plenty more. If you weren’t in the mood for summer already, this lookbook will have you praying the days move faster than ever.
Have a look at the official campaign over on the WeSC website and check out the vid below.
“Oh my God.” – The first words to come out of my mouth after the credits started rolling. Not because I was shocked or offended, but purely because of the odd emotional rollercoaster you experience while watching the film.
Sofidonuts was kindly invited a special screening of Steve McQueen’s second directorial venture, Shame, a highly controversial film starring beauties Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan as siblings. Sex addict, Brandon (Fassbender) is forced to confront his lifestyle as his condition worsens once his troubled sister (Mulligan) pays him an unwanted visit. Writers, McQueen and Morgan put emphasis on the performance of rituals throughout the film, which are fuelled by the modern-day advances in technology such as Skype, webcams and the Internet.
You only had to glimpse at the person next to you (which I found wasn’t really appreciated when watching films of this subject matter) to realise the various interpretations and emotions the audience experience: some people expressed looks of disgust, others sadness, and there were a few excited or humoured expressions in the mix too. Scenes were awkward (which explains why I was looking at other people’s expressions), but that was key to McQueen’s approach. McQueen went on to say that he hopes the film will “start a conversation” – that Shame will act as a starting point for open discussions on sex addiction.
I should probably be reluctant to say so (or ashamed…sorry!), but Shame is visually captivating – those shots of late night New York, the glitz and glam of The Boom Boom Room, the stellar apartments of the middle-class Manhattan office worker. Shame features scenes which are expected, plenty that is unexpected, but also those that make you frighteningly aware of parallels between your life and Brandon’s…just on an amplified scale. But to sum up the film: Can I see people hanging out on a movie night, ten years from now, with Shame at the top of their ‘to watch’ pile? Not quite. But a part of me does wonder whether Tiger Woods, Eric Benet, David Duchovny and other self-confessed sex addicts will be suggesting that their partners go see it… If you still have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the trailer.
Shame reaches cinemas across the UK tomorrow.
Last night, D’arblay Street gave way to the store launch of men’s street wear label Weekend Offender. All hail Bodean’s and the mega table of meat they supplied, with props to Budweiser for hanging out conveniently in ice buckets. Well the store is up all and running, so pop along ‘ave a look at their threads and get your hair cut too.
Earlier on this evening, we at Sofidonuts were invited along to the launch of vintage inspired undergarments by Tara Scarlet! Hosted by the Rare Tea Company, in a charming little tearoom on Shoreditch High Street. Gin ‘n’ Tea was served up in dainty teacups and the Shoreditch Sisters had put on a great spread of tarts and cakes. It was all looking pretty good there this evening, with everyone dressed up in true glamorous vintage style.
The undergarment line included camisoles, half-slips, French knickers and full slips too. All available in black and nude, these pieces have been made with ‘time-honoured attention to detail’ in mind and for made for vintage lovin’ gals! Thanks ladies, was a lovely night.
Directed by Thor’s Darragh Byrne, comes Irish film, PARKED – the story of a secluded man named Fred who lives a lonesome life, until he befriends a young junkie with an optimistic take on life.
Colm Meaney and Merlin’s Colin Morgan provide a striking portrayal of a dramatic friendship between two unlikely characters, whom fate has brought together. The film looks at the simple pleasures of life as the characters face both the good and the bad together – It’s not long until an attractive music teacher walks into Fred’s life and he begins the struggle to balance his life out in terms of what he really wants.
Parked will be showing at The Tricycle Theatre and Apollo Cinemas from 25th November. There are still some tickets available for the premiere screening of PARKED at Leicester Square’s Apollo Cinema here.
Sofidonuts was invited along to the official launch of The Nomad Cinema pop-up cinema in Whiteleys Shopping Centre and we had an awesome time. A screening of Bad Santa, cocktails, popcorn and pizza – what more could we ask for? We couldn’t get enough of the real ‘bad santa’ photobooth too. Over the festive period Nomad will be showing some of the greatest classics in cinema such as Mallrats and The Big Lebowski, but there will also be recent releases in the mix, including Bridesmaids.
If you’re looking for top events to head to this Christmas season, we’d definitely suggest popping down to the Nomad cinema and sitting in on one of their fantastic screenings. The pop-up cinema will be around until 30th November and if you’re worried about sold-out showings, book you tickets online here now.
Films Showing at Nomad Cinema:
Saturday 19th November
Bridesmaids (Family Matinee)
Gnomeo & Juliet
Sunday 20th November
Grease (Family Matinee)
Little Miss Sunshine
Wednesday 23rd November
Thursday 24th November
Tree of Life
Friday 25th November
The Big Lebowski
Saturday 26th November
Disney’s Tangled (Family Matinee)
Dawn of the Dead
Sunday 27th November
E.T (Family Matinee)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Tuesday 29th November
Charlie Brooker Presents Black Mirror + Harold and Maude
Wednesday 30th November
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of Dalston Superstars – The satirical mock-umentary about a bunch of self absorbed Dalston-ites, Vice Magazine’s latest masterpiece. The series was introduced a month ago with a short promo called ‘The only way is Dalston’, originally intended to take the piss out of an MTV pitch to make an actual documentary about the very same scene. But now episode 1 has landed! and it’s amazing. Particularly Stefan’s character.
You might not rofl but viewing pleasure rates somewhere between looking at a Vice fashion shoot and watching The Only Way Is Essex. “Swag, Bitches!”