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Today Ms Chung revealed the name and the cover of her upcoming debut book, entitled It, which is now available to pre-order on amazon.co.uk ahead of its release date on September 5.
She may be knocking on the frightening door of 30, but she is still the go to style icon for teens and twenty somethings, and one of the most reblogged tumblrettes out there.
I think its safe to say even if the book was a pile of tosh it would do very well on pre sales, such is the fascination with this Hampshire models/presenter/rockstargf.
I have a sneaking suspicion this will be a rather lovely addition to your coffee/bedside table though. Frustratingly she is not just a ridiculously pretty feline face. Readers of her Vogue musings will realize she has a lot of humour and sense going on in that stunning bonce of hers, and her artwork, which will be feature throughout the book, is charming with its intentional naivety.
Essentially it will be Chung's guide to life, it will cover everything from "her thoughts on life, love and music to her favourite looks and how to decide what to wear in the morning"
Legendary watch brand Swatch have announced a partnership with recording artist Mika. Renowned for being creative with his visuals, always displaying a hearty dose of fun, Mika feels like a perfect partner for Swatch, a global brand similarly admired for its quirkiness, vibrancy and colour. There is another significant link between Swatch and pop star, too: 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of non-stop innovation from the iconic Swiss watch maker, since its launch back in 1983, and Mika will also celebrate being 30 years young! I have to be honest that I am not exactly the biggest fan of Mika, in fact one of his songs really got on my wick, but I have to admit that this does feel like a good match, I have admired his video work and I know a lot of you will be excited about the collab.
The partnership between Swatch and Mika comprises of a succession of exciting interactions between both parties. Firstly, you may have noticed Mika sporting his Touch Blue watch in his latest video for Popular Song . This marriage of music and style then resurfaces in the TV advertising campaign for the Swatch Scuba Libre collection, which launches on June 1st and features the track Underwater, from Mika's most recent album, The Origin of Love.
As of May 2013, for the second time, Swatch will be partner of the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia and is pleased to be accompanied by Mika. The singer is notably featured within the amazing SWATCH_Faces concept, which is the signature theme for Swatch's presence and partnership with this world renowned exhibition of contemporary art. SWATCH_Faces is also located in one of the two principal venues of La Biennale di Venezia, the historic shipyards known as the Arsenale, and is realized by a specially created wall of art, showcasing images of 30 people whom, as with Mika and Swatch, turn 30 years young in 2013.
Conceived as a visual statement to celebrate Swatch's decade-spanning commitment to creativity, innovation, provocation and its long-standing support of the arts, this Arsenale-based art wall features photographs of 30 carefully chosen individuals all born in 1983, each of them proudly wearing their favourite Swatch and each of them represented by a separate stunning portrait.
The multi-media collaboration between Swatch and Mika will further evolve later this year when the singer brings his unique style flair to a special watch design.
Mika comments on the partnership with Swatch:
'Swatch is such an iconic brand. I have always admired their creativity - from their classic and pure designs, to their exciting and wacky collaborations with artists. It's a design brand that has been able to reflect every decade since it launched, while remaining incredibly consistent with its unique design principles. I grew up with Swatch and have been a fan for years, so to be one of the 30 people chosen to represent the brand at their 30th anniversary is brilliant! I look forward to seeing what the next 30 years will hold, too.'
Monday, 10 June 2013
I am now back from Thailand, but using my blog as an excuse to regularly revisit the glorious place via my photos. To be honest it felt too hot to warrant wearing clothes but here is just one of the dresses that made up my Thai wardrobe.
Motel Topi Tea Dress in Tomato Daisy Print £40.00
On holiday I teamed mine with a straw hat, bought from one of the many persistent beach traders, bare feet with a colour coordinated burn.
As you can see from the model store shot, this dress will look just as good worn with a nod to grunge, with heavy DM style boots and a leather jacket.
The Italian brand ToyWatch was founded in 2006, and are probably best known for the extensive collection of bold and colourful watches worn by the likes of Katy Perry and Miley Cryus.
It isn't really a negative but it does make the decisions process that much harder, but the brand has nearly 25 different collections. This season's ToyMyHyde is for those that look for classic purchases, luxurious with all the details of a high end designer time piece. The muted facades combined with the punchy colours of its straps ensure it still nods to the summer months while remaining ultra wearable.
My chosen watch for the sunnier months is from the stunning Maya Collection. It combines ethnic woven designs of Central and South America with the simple and classy look of the 1960's. The bright colours of the hand woven strips looks at the underlying culture of the Mayans, with the back featuring an intricate Maya engraving depicting the symbol of the Sunstone.
When the sun shines I don boho looks where possible. This watch has become my go to accessory to go with my floaty white dresses, crochet tops and natural straightened locks.
If you still haven't found the one for you, other collections include the ToyViper, who's silicon straps wrap around the wrist like a bangle, and the understated Mesh collection for the refined woman, coming in classy shades like rose gold. The Toy2Fly Skeleton range showcase the inner workings of the watches, with visible gear movements and come in silver, gold and pink gold - the next on my must have list fyi.
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