Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Lulla Violet at The Boileroom Guildford

Last night I was really impressed by the four piece hailing from Chichester. Despite their apparent young age they produced a really mature sound. I'm going to check out their EP and see how their sound translates to CD. A more extensive review of their performance coming soon......



Interview with The Xcerts at The Boileroom, Guildford.

Last night I ventured from the warm sanctuary of my duvet supplemented office/bedroom to head to The Boileroom, Guildford to chat to The Xcerts.
I had last seen the band when wielding numerous mannequinn body parts from my garage to their van for use in their brilliant video for Slackerpop, a sight which definitely caused nosy neighbors to twitch curtains. Since then the boys have been relentless in their touring and managed to find time to complete their awesome second album proper 'Scatterbrain'. I was eager to find out how Mike Sapone was to work and some tit bits about life on the road..... However stories of 'interesting' characters met at malls and friends sex tapes were welcome additions to the nights chat!!

Head to the end of the second video for particularly amusing/cringe disclosure.....


Monday, 29 November 2010

Nail Rocks

I'm not one for spending much time on grooming or beautifying in general, in part due to a hectic schedule but also due to laziness when it comes to my personal upkeep. That said, when I get some spare time, I do find some of the processes of improving or maintaining looks quite relaxing. I have a make up routine which has stayed pretty much the same for the last ten years or so (apart from the fact some of the tools are from now sadly from age defying ranges), I don't pluck my eyebrows, I only go to the hairdressers once a year and you will often find me with chipped nails..... Not much of an advert for a fashion/beauty writer you might think....

Despite my apparent disregard I have tested out samples for years and know what are good additions to the beauty shelves. I can also review from the angle of someone who's not particularly accomplished in using/applying beauty paraphernalia, so for novices out there I can tell you which products might be a bit too tricky for you to do at home.

When I spotted Nail Rocks at a press day I knew straight away this was I product I wanted to try for myself having admire the outlandish hand and feet accessorizing of katy Perry, Rihanna etc. Nail Rocks are a new way to decorate your fingers and toes, a new technique away from the standard of polish. Before you start , if you neglect nail care like myself you will have some preparation to do: Push down the cuticles, shape the nail and rough the surface of the nail so that the sticker will adhere better once applied. I have quite a small nail surface so I was required to trip down the stickers considerably to fit. One mistake I made was taken the sticker off the backing to do so, therefore touching the adhesive on the back, this affected how well it adhered later, so make sure if possible you trim while still attached to the backing. Next you place the sticker of the nail and heat using a small hairdryer, starting with one side of the nail, adding firm pressure, then to the other side. It warns that that sometimes there can be creases but I didn't find this an issue at all, they all were completed with a smooth finish.
I found it slightly difficult to trim to neaten the ends once they were all applied so make sure you either have very sharp scissors or a good file as you don't want to rip the whole nail sticker off, I also found doing the right hand a bit difficult but thats always the case when doing anything with your left hand.

It was quite a fun process, perhaps due to the novelty factor of the process, and surprisingly it didn't actually take very long to do....and that says a lot coming from someone as cack handed as me. Inevitably the more times you do it the faster you'd become and the better the finish would be. It will be interesting to see how long they last for....

Each set has two sets and clear instructions and there are numerous amazing designs to choose but I think the next design I'm going to stump for with be the metallic set to try and ease my scrooge tendencies and get in the xmas party mood!

Head to ASOS Beauty or Topshop to buy .... starts from £6.50

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Battersea Dogs Home Collars and Coats 150th Anniversary Gala Ball

On Thursday night, wrapped up in as many layers as humanly possible without looking like Michelin Man, I headed to the chicly decrepid location of the Battersea Power Station, which was playing host to the nearby famous Dog and Cats Home Collars and Coats 150th Anniversary Gala Ball. With legends of music Brian May and Roger Daltry on the performance bill I just couldn't turn down the opportunity to do a report from the red carpet. Alas, the fact that they would be taking the stage that night meant they would bypass the chill of the red carpet interviews and head straight into the venue to set up.
I still managed to grab a chat with a few celebs including the lovely Shane Ward, Mark Foster, Catherine Tate and Su Elise Nash. Unfortunately some guests weren't in the most cheery of moods due to the numbing climate we were challenged with on this particular evening. My performance as reporter was further hindered due to temporary mouth/jaw disablement and brain freeze, a result of being in the arctic conditions for over 2 hours, which resulted in an inability to construct and sound out sentences. Despite the fact I was flanked by some bolshy journalists and my poor camera women (Amandine) was trembling profusely we managed to get a few bits for your viewing pleasure......

Not one to particularly care about looking cool, as it has proven near impossible for me over the years, I have included some outakes at the end which showcases my inability to say simple sentences..... ENJOY


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Bass for Sale!!

As much as it pains me, after many happy years together its time for me and Bass to part company.....
He's a four string Jim Deacon sunburst, will come with strap, carry case and small amp.
Please get in touch by leaving a message on here or Twitter if you are interested!! xxx


Friday, 26 November 2010

Cheer Up, you've got a new job!!

So I have some news, an update in keeping with my workaholic nature....

I am excited to reveal I will adding another string to my bow and joining the lovely Ed Thomas and Matt Barnes at the most uplifting of brands, Cheer Up Clothing.

From January onwards I will have the role of Press/Artist Liaison, so if any of you have any relevant queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at Sophie@cheerupclothing.com

I look forward to meeting you all and can't wait to get cracking on all the exciting plans we have for 2011......


I shall be continuing with my other ventures, so for those enquiries please continue to contact me at sophie.eggleton@googlemail.com



Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Anon Magazine

Check out my contribution to very cool magazine Anon www.anonmag.co.uk


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Louis Harris Tench Interview

To read the interview head to


Interview with Fflur - Fashion Star of the Future

To Read the interview head to.....

Monday, 22 November 2010

Interview Medley

I know with the busy lives we all lead we can be excused for becoming a tad lazy in some areas, always looking for quick fixes, shortcuts and lazy routes... Therefore I have put together a short video with bitesized tit bits from some interviews I have done over the last couple of years.

Jessie j
Gabriella Cilmi
Justin Lee Collins
Pixie Lott
Angela Griffin
Ian Watkins
Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster
Gus Wood
Charlie Simpson
The Damned Things
Band of Skulls
Boy and Bear
The Knocks
Sir Ian McKellan
Sir Ben Kingsley
Bedouin Soundclash
Cobra Starship
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Automatic
Mimi Soya
Una (The Saturdays)
Dame Kelly Holmes
Steve Sitkowski
The Like
The Constellations
Armin Van Buuren


Freeze Festival Fun

An extremely roughly edited video of my time at Freeze with the lovely Kelly D, Matt Sharland, Carl Luckman, Grant Knight and Ross Andrew.... Featuting tunes from Hadouken, Mark Ronson, Bedouin Soundclash, Jettblack, Turboworlf, Skindred and more....


Press Treats=Necklaces


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Interview with Esmee Denters for stylebible

For full interview head to...

Harvey Nichols Press Day

To see more images from the Press Day head to my Open Magazine Fashion Police blog x

Beatrix Ong Press Day

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Jaeger Press Day

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Ports 1961 Press Day

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Pierre Garroudi- Behind the Scenes video

This week I headed to Crucifix Street to designer Pierre Garroudis amazing gallery space which is full of amazing objects and a complete feast for the eyes. I was there filming as they shot some of his amazing garments. Here's my first film.....

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