THE KOOPLES




You'll all probably know by now The Kooples is my favourite brand of all time. The individual look and rock 'n' roll style of each of their garments is something I've always loved ever since I first laid eyes on their killer pieces. Every single aspect of the brand is just so cool. My favourite part of the brand is their smoking hot campaigns, which over the years have used countless real-life couples. 

It was my girlfriends birthday last week so with that in mind I bought her, her very first piece from The Kooples. I also treat myself to this very cool shirt, (how could I not)! Since Chloe and I had two new items from The Kooples we couldn't resist getting out there together to recreate our very own Kooples inspired shoot.






I think the photographs have turned out awesome, Adam the photographer is super talented and has captured us in such a relaxed way. I'd say we did a pretty good job in showing off the garments, I mean what a cooler way to shoot both Kooples pieces together. The short sleeve shirt is something I adore, the tattoo like illustration print coupled with the fit and cut, makes this shirt a super cool piece for the summer months ahead.







I styled this shirt as I always dress my shirts, the classic go-to skinnies and hat paired with my black Kooples leather. CJ also decided to wear a super cool vintage American leather from Lost Highway nothing looks cooler than matching leathers right? Chloe also mixed her outfit up by wearing blue denim jeans and a contrasting red bandanna for that little extra pop of colour.





I've kept some of these photographs in colour, which yes, is a little out of character for me, but why would I edit them when they look this cool? We both chose to wear our sunglasses while shooting, CJ in her tinted yellow shades and myself in my faded orange glasses. I actually found these, believe it or not in my garage. I stumbled upon them whilst back home last month and haven't taken them off my face since. I bloody love them!






I realise I've not been as on it with my YouTube recently, so I've made an extra effort this week, and I have a great video for you all to watch, a small chatty one which will fill you all in about what I've been up to in these past few weeks.


Check out Adam's photography page here
Click here to shop the shirt across on The Kooples
Visit CJ's blog here where CJ wears The Kooples X Playboy t-shirt




7 FOR ALL MANKIND



Evening all, how's your weekend been? I've had quite the productive one! Yesterday was very exciting indeed! My girlfriend CJ and I shot a lookbook for a Parisian leather brand. But that's all I can say for now, (so secretive I know) but expect a super cool post all about yesterday coming soon! I know the photographs were killer and I can't wait to share them with you all!



Today's post I'm throwing it back to last weekend, after I spent a few days back in the North East, after once again being struck down with the dreaded man flu! I was feeling pretty sorry for myself when I arrived back home, but what better way to improve my mood than receiving some 'bloggermail'! I use that term very loosely, as I still wouldn't class myself as a blogger! Nevertheless, I did receive a very special gift and that's what I'm talking about today.




I was kindly gifted this killer leather jacket and awesome light grey t-shirt from the brand 7 For All Mankind. I was not expecting something so extravagant, a leather jacket as well as a t-shirt! I felt very lucky to have been given such amazing pieces, so a big thank you has to be said for these two super cool items! Since the weather last weekend was so good, I took advantage of the sun and headed to my local beach to shoot these two killer pieces.





I love the way the photographs have turned out, you really can't beat a black and white image of a beach. It was such a warm day I had to loose the super soft Italian leather a handful of times, but with this classic grey tee also from '7FAM' paired with some vintage sunglasses kept the outfit looking very cool.





The attention to detail is something I was very impressed with, the 7 For All Mankind logo is carefully engraved onto each zip of the leather jacket, and even the t-shirt has a little leather patch sewn onto it, with added metal number 7 detail. The quality of the materials used in their clothing is clearly high-end, the fit and finish of each piece is one of the best I've seen. I know I'll treasure these two killer pieces in my wardrobe for years to come.






As you can see I stuck to my classic pairing of black skinny jeans and buckle boots to make this outfit my own. I love this outfit and the laid back, super cool vibe the items from 7 For All Mankind give you.

Check their website here to view their super cool range of clothing - 7 For All Mankind

Cheers,



ROLLA'S




Hello, I'm back after my week away. I can't begin to tell you all how good it feels to be back writing and creating content for my blog. I feel I have my spark back and I'm even more excited than ever to see what the next few months have in store! Even just a week out of the game has given me time to think, plan, and gain more inspiration along with some valuable ideas. This can now be channeled back into my blog, so hello, welcome back or welcome to any new readers out there!





Right, here's what I've got to share with you all tonight. Well I'm talking about a brand I've mentioned once before on my blog, last summer to be precise. This super cool Australian brand was made famous by its denim and it's now known for a whole lot more! The brand in question is Rolla's. I was lucky enough to be gifted two pieces from the brand a few weeks ago and this is the first item I want to show you all, this crazy cool cord jacket.



As you can see the 'The Denim Sherpa' is a statement piece and has has become an icon in Rolla's' range. Made from a stretch corduroy and lined with a soft fleece lining, the Sherpa jacket gives you that stylish look with added comfort. It's a super durable jacket which comes in a range of colours across on their website. The natural cord is my favourite colour in the range and is the one I'm sporting, making it a little more spring-like and super easy to pair with other items from my wardrobe.




The jacket has two large chest pockets each fastened down by chunky golden buttons which have the Rolla's brand name embossed into them, the same buttons are used at the front to fasten the jacket up. I just love the look of these buttons, I think they finish the jacket off so well. As you can see I took more of a casual approach to styling this jacket and paired it with a low slung white tee and a staple pair of black skinny jeans. With the jacket sleeves rolled up and a pair of shades on, it made for a sweet laid-back look.




The second item I was given was 'The Bon Shirt'. This is a relaxed, lightweight cotton, short sleeved shirt featuring a killer exclusive rose print pattern print. It's the perfect shirt for the summer! I chose the shirt in black (OBVIOUSLY) but it also comes in white which looks pretty snazzy too! I love the style and fit of the shirt, it looks super cool and also has that rock and roll edge!





This shirt fits with my style so well, I can't wait to wear it on a long summer evenings, its light, breathable, cut and shaped perfectly and looks amazing on, I only have good words to say about it! Since it wasn't warm when I shot this shirt I paired it with my staple leather biker which I have been wearing far too much recently nevertheless I think it made for an equally cool pairing. Rose's and leather, yes please!






If you love these two items as much as I do I strongly recommend you going to check Rolla's out via their website. They do a killer range of denim and some awesome printed shirts perfect for the months ahead, as well as menswear, the womenswear is bloody awesome too, including a killer range of denim plus a whole lot more.

Click here to shop their website - Rolla's website
Photographs by CJ Carpenter