Monday, 6 August 2012

TEAMPAULA.COM LAUNCHES!

I have a jazzy new website which has launched today - please take a look. So I am saying goodbye to this blog and moving over to www.teampaula.com/ You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

UNDERGROUND SHOES SHOP LAUNCH

Tomorrow we're launching Underground Shoes 8 Berwick Street - come join us from 12. Including the UK launch of Underground x Cassette Playa and DJ sets from O Children, Is Tropical, NTS Radio and Girls Get Busy.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

WATCH THE THRONE

Went to Watch the Throne on Friday! Jay Z pulled out so many classics - I haven't been that excited since I first saw him at Glastonbury. Thanks Penny for the hook up!


Monday, 30 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

OUT + ABOUT BLOG

Last week I launched a new website for a client 'OUT + ABOUT' which represents MINKPINK, Evil Twin, Bitching and Junkfood and Fairground among others. The website is blog focused and will feed news about music, fashion, arts and culture, as well as promoting the brands. Thanks to All That Good Stuff for the build.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

NINE MILES!

I ran NINE miles today! My friend Rhalou, an ultra marathon runner, member of Run Dem Crew and writer for Women's Runner Magazine (aka pretty hardcore) invited me for a run with her today along with some of her RDC friends who are all training for the Edinburgh Marathon.

I was a little worried I'd slow them down, but as they were going 18 miles they took it slow and I was surprised I could keep up - we jogged along the sunny canal, then they dropped me off before they went on to run another 9 miles. The rest of my Saturday has consisted of sleep, pain, eating and hot bubble baths. And telling everyone 'I ran NINE MILES!'.



Sunday, 15 April 2012

BITCHING AND JUNKFOOD

Bitching and Junkfood is a brand I have got to know a lot better recently as we represent them at OUT + ABOUT and they collaborate with Underground Shoes. Run by friends Marion and Kath from their London Fields studio, they create everything from feather headdresses to heavily studded shorts.

Their most recent collection is incredible, as the lookbook below shows. I am definitely going to snap up the illuminati eye pieces and the leopard shirt. If my marathon training makes some dramatic improvements I might also be tempted by the shorts. Good choice of footwear in this too.










COMING TO AMERICA

I cannot believe I had never seen this film before! In a failed mission to watch Waynes World me and my friends ended up watching 'Coming to America'. I spent the whole film slack jawed in amazement at the outfits. African Royalty and New York 80s street style is my new inspiration. SO GOOD!















Thursday, 12 April 2012

HALF MARATHON

I'm running a half marathon! I decided to get fit and signed up for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October to motivate myself - and I've also started seeing a personal trainer to help get me into shape. So far she's banned me from pizza and made me do so many squats/lunges that I can barely walk today. Not fun.

Anyway if anyone other than my mum is reading this blog, please sponsor me (thanks again mum). I may document my progress on here, or take it elsewhere, or just do the whole sorry process in private (probably the latter).

The lovely views I see when I run. I love you Victoria Park!




NEW CLIENT: UNDERGROUND SHOES.

I am now working with the amazing Underground Shoes. If you don't know about Underground, they are world famous for their 'creeper' style shoes and have an incredible reputation in the fashion world - undertaking collaborations with all sorts of fashion labels such as Mugler, Sibling and Cassette Playa.

At the moment I'm helping work on the website and shop launch (more on that soon) plus lots of other secret stuff. Being surrounded by shoes all day aint bad either.





OUT + ABOUT SAMPLE SALE!

Next week we're hosting a Sample Sale for the brands I work with; MINKPINK, Evil Twin and Staple. Prices as low as £5 and there will be lots of lovely stuff! It runs Thursday and Friday 10am - 7pm. See Facebook event for directions and full details.

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J DILLA

A little music post, in honour of the late J Dilla's birthday and anniversary of his death, both which fall this week. James Yancy/Jay Dee/J Dilla was one of the most important producers in hip hop and his legacy and influence is still absolutely huge 6 years on from his death. If you don't know about Dilla, this documentary is worth listening to.

Hard to pick my fave dilla tune, but this is a personal old favourite...

FAIRGROUND

Fairground is a UK label with a strong appreciation of the fun side of fashion (yes it exists people, don't be afraid...). Now, I realise banana print skirts, brightly coloured digital prints and candy stipe crop tops are not going to be to everyones taste. But they totally are mine. Go see.

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FREELANCE TEA DRINKING ADVENTURES

Being a freelancer is great. You can truly focus on working on what you're good at, you don't get involved in office politics and it's totally acceptable to complete vast amounts of work wearing just your knickers (only if you're working from home, people!).

However, if you work from home, it can get lonely (cue violins) and make you go a bit mad. Until I can afford my own desk space in a real place with actual real people, I've taken to being one of those dickheads who sit in the corner of a cafe with a Macbook. I also visited my friend Victoria Topping in her studio today to do work whilst drinking tea and listening to jazz. One day I'll have a place of my own...

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Saturday, 28 January 2012

MISS PIGGY X GILES DEACON

Giles Deacon dressed Miss Piggy for the Muppets premiere this week. Brilliant!



BETH DITTO FOR MAC

Another cool collaboration from MAC - this time with Gossip singer Beth Ditto.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

NEW CLIENT!

I'm now covering the social media and digital marketing for MINKPINK in the UK.

Hurrah! (oh and follow them on Facebook and Twitter)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

LIP-SPERATION: PURPLE LIPS

My next back-to-M.A.C is definitely going to be purple.