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DIY Fashion – IKEA Bags Re-Designs

You may have recently seen over on our social channels the hype around the IKEA bag redesigns and customization’s of the original blue bag. Costing the whole of 40p, the blue IKEA bag is instantly recognisable, and on the back of Balenciaga leather bag costing $2,145 (£1,672) a number of Instagramers and bloggers have jumped on the idea to see what they can create from the familiar bright blue IKEA essential.  We can safely say there are a few interesting creations in the collection.

IKEA Bag

Over on Hypebeast they have put together a few of their favourites including mock ups of Yeezy 350s, face masks and caps.

it seemed like the majority of the DIY community wanted to prove something in response — if Balenciaga can charge thousands on an uninspired copy of a bag that costs less than a dollar then crafty creatives can somehow push themselves to try to make other products that are better and more economically attainable.

 

Check out the full article over at Hypebeast.

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2 Unforgettable Summer Nights Back In The 90’s

Be taken back to Sunday 11th August 1996, a clammy Sunday evening in a massive muddy field with “The Swamp Song” blasting over the speakers while the anticipation builds around the 125,000 strong crowd. The smell of beer and mud mixed with Lynx can be smelt everywhere, while plastic pint glasses are strewn across the grass in between adidas trainers. Any Oasis fan will know this as the weekend that made history, 2 consecutive nights at Knebworth park. Playing to 250,000 people over the 2 nights, this was a bench mark set for other bands and artists to hit and cemented the bands status as Britain’s biggest band at the time. Seeing oasis in concert during the mid-90’s was a right to passage for many teenagers, so this was a must have ticket.

Oasis Knebworth

10 facts about Oasis’ gig at Knebworth that you might not have known

  1. Noel cannot remember a thing about it – and as the saying goes, if you can remember Britpop then you weren’t there!
  2. 5 million people applied for tickets – which is more than 4% of the UK population
  3. According to eye witness descriptions there was thought to be around 7000 people on the guest list
  4. VIPs were given their own Oasis branding binoculars – Just think about that for a moment…. The VIP circle was at the front, so a little ironic really.
  5. It took 3000 crew members to stage the concert.
  6. The concert had its own radio station called Radio Supernova
  7. Over the 2 days there was only 10 arrests
  8. One Oasis member thought the band should have split up after the gig – mentioning no names *Paul Bonehead*
  9. The bands “support” acts included The Chemical Brothers, Ocean Colour Scene, Manic Street Preachers and the Prodigy
  10. The mammoth event was 21 years ago

“I wasn’t surprised Knebworth happened that quickly [two-and-a-half years after signing off the dole]. I thought it would have happened a lot quicker. I knew we were going to be massive; it was just a matter of time. There were no nerves for me leading up to the shows. I don’t get nervous. If you get nervous you shouldn’t be doing it. What’s there to be nervous about? One hundred and twenty-five thousand people there to give you love?” -Liam Gallagher

With the recent release of Supersonic before Christmas – An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis, GQ managed to get an exclusive interview with Noel and Liam. Read the full article over on GQ.

Where you at the gig or can you remember listening to it on the radio? Comment below and let us know your memories on the 2 unforgettable summer nights.

Get the Gallagher Look

Liam and Noel Gallagher’s fashion sense has somewhat changed over the years, mainly maturing, but keeping some of the staples like the iconic Parka and polo shirts. With their style and attitude, the Gallagher’s were seen as somewhat of fashion icons in the 90’s and the bands firm following still take fashion tips from Liam and Noel. Sightings of the pair can be seen on Instagram and Twitter for fans to replicate the look.

The brit pop era celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and with that came a revival in some of the classics which have been making their way back on the fashion scene over the last few years – some have never gone (Fred Perry polo shirts for example).

Firstly both brothers like a good polo shirt, Liam can be seen wearing Fred Perry in the Oasis heyday and Noel now opts for Stone Island.

 

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Next comes jackets. Over the years the lads have come to love a good Parka. Liam still opts for a Parka, below he can be seen sporting a Stone Island Parka while Noel tends to stick to a more laid back sporty look with the likes of CP Company.

Liam and Noel Gallagher

 

Stone Island MEembrana TC ParkaStone Island JacketCP Company Watch Viewer Bomber

We are always receiving deliveries from Stone Island and CP Company with new stock, so keep checking Aphrodite’s new arrivals for all of our latest drops.

5 Places You Need To Visit & What To Wear When You Get There

5 Places You Need To Visit & What To Wear When You Get There

One of the biggest decisions we have to make in our lives, is where to take our itchy feet with our precious time off. Once you have thrown a dart at the map on your wall, read and reread tripadvisor reviews, and finally settled on a location, another question bubbles up, what to wear when you get there? Don’t worry we have the Top 5 Places You Need To Visit & What To Wear When You Get There, so panic packing will become a distant memory.  So grab your passport we are about to begin on our world-wind tour of Planet Earth starting with the City Of Light.

Paris, France   You can’t visit the city of Paris without popping by to see the Eiffel Tower after all it is the world’s most visited paid monument. If that is too mainstream for yourself, and want to take a walk on the wild side, why not consider a catacombs tour underneath Paris. The perfect pair of quirky footwear to step out in has to be the Converse All Star 70’s in Polka Dot. Whilst perusing the cobbled streets through the Latin Quarter wearing a statement piece of Ami or two, is a tipping of the beret to the founder Alexandre Mattiussi. So grab some contemporary wardrobe staples with a Parisian twist for your visit.

  

Reykjavik, Iceland    The world’s most Northern city, not only is it a hub for the culture and arts scene, but it is surrounded with the strong force of nature, with silvery seas, the luminous snow falls and regular displays of the captivating Northern Lights, making it a postcard winter get away. Brave the elements with the Canada Goose Chateau Parka, constructed with expert Arctic Tech textile that is designed to stay dry in extreme conditions and climates, this piece is guaranteed to keep you protected from the weather under any circumstance. Which is perfect to deal with the ideal conditions to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora activity is high when it’s cold and dark outside. Another key piece need for hunting out Aurora is the Moncler St Veran Boots with their durable premium leather upper.

 


New York, USA   New York, New York, so good they named it twice. If you are itching to take a bite out of all the Big Apple has to offer, a must tick on your bucket list has to be Coney Island. Ride the historic Cyclone roller-coaster, with a 85-foot drop at its highest point overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With the Luna Park filled to the brim in bold retro graphics the perfect t-shirt has to be the TSPTR New York City with its 70’s Peanut print. The ultimate tourist hot spot has to be Times Square, where you will be inundated with Broadway Shows, bars & restaurants, there’s not enough hours in the day to do it all, but luckily it is the city that never sleeps, the TSTPR Coach Jacket will carry you right through the night.

Dublin, Ireland  Home of the pints of the black stuff, undoubtedly Ireland’s most recognisable brand. The Guinness Storehouse may no longer be part of the active brewery but its is steeped in rich history, the advertising floor filled with its famous imaginative marketing is an absolute must. When stumbling up Temple Bar’s cobbled streets you will need a pair of timeless Chelsea boots like the Grenson Jacob in Tan, to see you from day to night. Unlock the treasures & stories of Ireland’s capital with one of their walking tours available, and unearth some of the breathtaking street art, make sure you layer up with Norse Projects Bomber Jacket, as you never know when a sun-shower will break.

Copenhagen, Denmark  One of Europe’s oldest cities, a thriving metropolitan culture and constantly ranked as the happiest city in the world.  But it is Europe‘s third most expensive city, and covered with glittering Michelin stars despite its small size. Travelling on a budget? Head to Kompagnistraede and Laederstraede for Copenhagen’s “food street” with several decent eateries. Take a stroll around Nyhavn Harbour in Filling Pieces Low Top Trainers and blend in with the Danish flair for design with the Our Legacy Flower Shirt.

Noel Gallagher

How to Get Noel Gallagher’s Brit Awards 2017 Look

The 2017 BRIT Awards saw many newsworthy moments as usual, from the diverse range of award winners to the house falling off the stage during Katy Perry’s performance. One of the more poignant moments came when the late, great David Bowie was awarded the Best British Album award for his phenomenal Blackstar. Bowie’s son, film director Duncan Jones, accepted the award on his behalf, presented by Noel Gallagher.

As usual, Noel was impeccably turned out in a dark shirt, jeans, and a fantastic tan suede jacket. A classic casual look, whether you’re at an awards show or just watching one on the telly, we’ve put together an quick guideline to help you capture a little of Mr. Gallagher’s effortless swagger.

Noel Gallagher Brit Awards

 

 

Shop the look above, and let us know what you think through the links below.

Embrace The Cold in Moncler

Aphrodite have been proud stockists of French sporting giant Moncler for a number of years, and season after season their padded jackets and winter apparel prove to be a firm favourite of our customers. For Autumn/Winter ’16, we are happy to offer a range of brightly coloured padded jackets, gilets and beanies, as well as the contemporary Grenoble line. See below for some of our favourites from the new selection.

Morane Jacket in Khaki 

A classic silhouette from Moncler, the Morane Jacket in an autumnal khaki colourway is a timeless winter coat. Padded with premium duck down and created using super soft nylon, this hooded coat is both warm and waterproof.

Moncler Morane Jacket

Canmore Jacket in Bright Blue 

Part of the Grenoble line, The Canmore Jacket is a perfect embodiment of sportsluxe. The Grenoble range combines Moncler’s rich ski heritage with super contemporary designs, and the Canmore Jacket is no exception to this. With a sport style two way zip fastening and zip up pockets, the Canmore is a perfect contemporary option for your winter coat this season.

Moncler Canmore Jacket

 

Beanie in Navy 

If you love your winter accessories, you’re guaranteed to love this 100% wool beanie. Available in both navy and grey, the beanie features Moncler’s classic stripes and patch logo to the front.

Moncler Beanie

 

This is just a small peek into our selection of this season’s Moncler pieces – you can shop the rest of the range both in store and online here.

Introducing Nike Roshe Two – Available Now Online & In-Store

Nike are back with a third line of their iconic Roshe trainers. Inspired by the concept of ‘Zen’ and simplicity, the Roshe Two trainers are the epitome of understated design. A lack of embellishment purposefully draws attention to the main components and detailing of the trainers, with ultimate comfort being the goal.

The lightweight textile upper has increased support around the ankle, and the stretchy, breathable material is able to contour around your foot to create a custom fit. The sole has been created using three slow-recovery foams with differing densities, in order to enhance the support you receive during every day use. A moulded underfoot allows the shoes to move with increased flexibility, making them more durable and of a higher quality.

Not only are the Roshe Two’s functional in their design, but also aesthetically pleasing. Available at Aphrodite in either a sleek all black, a classic black/white combination or a contemporary olive green/black, there’s a pair of Roshe Two’s which will work for you.

Priced between £79 and £80, shop the Nike Roshe Two trainers online and in-store now.

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CP Company 40th Anniversary

CP Company 

Specialising in high-end high-tech sportswear, CP Company has successfully cemented themselves as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed fashion houses. Famed for their unique fusion between military grade fabrics and modern yet practical styling, CP Company has consequently become a wardrobe staple piece for the discerning man.

We recently took a trip to Florence for C P Company’s 40th Anniversary exhibition at the Pitti Uomo trade show, which showcased the brand’s history with a number of high-profile pieces that changed the brands status of the brand withing the fashion industry.

CP Company

CP Company 40th Anniversary

CP Company Jacket

You can shop our full collection of CP Company here

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing

‘If Carlsberg Did’ Beauty Products …..

Carlsberg Launches Beauty Series For Men

In the last week or so Carlsberg have announced that they will be bringing out a male grooming range. The Carlsberg laboratories, the research and development arm of Carlsberg have teamed up with Danish cosmetics company Urtegaarden to create a range of male grooming products, made from real Carlsberg beer!

The main ingredients on the world famous lager are barley, hops and yeast, which have been proved to be rich in Vitimin B and Silicium and are said to have beautifying properties for both hair and skin. After some extensive research, Carlsberg have produced a limited edition beauty range that contains shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.

Each product in the Beer Beauty series contains 0.5 litres of real Carlsberg beer, freeze dried into a powder and then mixed with organic ingredients in order to create a unique series of products.

For more information on the range head over to the Carlsberg Beauty from Beer page.

We are not to sure whether this is actually real, but if it is it probably would be the best in the world.

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing

Phree Smart Pen

Phree Smart Pen

A brand new gadget has been released that all you tech guys will definitely want to get your hands on. The Phree Smart Pen is a device that has been developed to provide more freedom for the user. Designed to use on the move, the pen allows the consumer to draw anywhere they like, literally anywhere while the pen records the hand movements, sending them to the chosen receiver, a smart phone, tablet or laptop

Head over to Bless This Stuff to read the full article.

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing