Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oki-ni Presents: Margiela AW11 Tote Bag (Pre-Collection)

This first taste of the Autumn/Winter 2011 season from the house of Maison Martin Margiela, features soft, texturised leather in the form of tote bags. Margiela effortlessly combines the idea of style and practicality. Margiela’s AW11 tote bags are constructed from premium Italian leather, which helps the bags maintain their structure with added resilience against the elements making it a more suitable alternative to canvas tote bags. Available in both black/brown these double handled Margiela bags are the perfect size for transporting magazines, ipads, important documents, a wallet and keys.  Available exclusively via oki-ni.

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BULLION / Magic Was Ruler

The perfect musical interlude.

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Cee Lo Green: I Want You (Hold On to Love)

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Foot Patrol Present: 2011 Spring/Summer Look Book

Foot Patrol have gone all the way in on their very own look book featuring a range of brands stocked by one of London’s hottest retailers. Photography and artistic direction is provided by Second to None,  The shoot which features some well constructed looks and a concrete jungle/ inner city backdrop was shot in and around Rowley Way Estate, London.


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Glastonbury Festival 2011: Ticket Update

Glastonbury, which runs June 24-26, is one of the biggest and best-loved music festivals in the world, known for insane roster of varied arts offerings. U2 will headline the 2011 event, and other top acts include Coldplay and Beyoncé. Tinnie Tempah, along with Chase and Status, Friendly Fires, Jessie J, Cee Lo Green, Big Boi, Kool & the Gang, Jonelle Monae, Ke$ha, Skream and Benga, Ms Dynamite and hundreds of additional performers. Tickets for the 2011 festival are sold out! Follow ilikeitalotblog on twitter for on the minute updates from the festival.

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Erykah Badu – Out My Mind, Just In Time

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Out My Mind, Just In Time comes from album “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.” released in 2010. The video shot in black and white is artistic and simplistic placing more emphasis on the songs lyrics without detracting from the intricately constructed musical arrangement. The “Out My Mind, Just in Time”,  video is more art house film than music video suiting the nature of the Erykah Badu’s performance art work.

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*RIP* Gil Scott-Heron Poet and Musician

Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Scott-Heron was born in Chicago in 1949. He spent his early years in Jackson, Tenn., attended high school in The Bronx, and spent time at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University before settling in Manhattan. His recording career began in 1970 with the album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, which featured the first version of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The track has since been referenced and parodied extensively in pop culture.

Scott-Heron continued to record through the 1970s and early ’80s, before taking a lengthy hiatus. He briefly returned to the studio for 1994’s Spirits. That album featured the track “Message to the Messengers,” in which Scott-Heron cautions the hip-hop generation that arose in his absence to use its newfound power responsibly. He has been cited as a key influence by many in the hip-hop community — such as rapper-producer Kanye West, who closed his platinum-selling 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a track built around a sample of Scott-Heron’s voice.

Scott-Heron struggled publicly with substance abuse in the 2000s, and spent the early part of the decade in and out of jail on drug possession charges. He began performing again after his release in 2007, and in 2010 released a new album, I’m New Here, to widespread critical acclaim.


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Introducing The Official Glastonbury Festival App

The Official Glastonbury App created by Orange, released on May 26, features festival lineup, event map, news feeds from Guardian writers, and other details. The most innovative feature allows those lucky enough to experience this years festival to share their own unique festival schedule with Facebook friends. now available for download for iphone, android phones, coming soon to Nokia handsets.

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Marc Jacobs x New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Cap

A refreshing collaboration between two Iconic brands. Marc Jacobs and New Era both pay homage to the fashion capitals of New-York and Paris, The hats comes in  four styles featuring NEW YORK, PARIS and MJ, a cool light grey and a darker charcoal grey with the scripts available in black or white. The hats are affordable priced at £26 there is no excuse to not consider a fresh summer headwear. Marc Jacobs x New Era have also produced a creative and sporty ad to promote the collaboration, PRESS PLAY

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