Maiden Noirs new seasons collection has done it again, a great selection of easy to wear garments pulling all the trends from this season nicely.

“For this season the story follows the first seven days after Mount St. Helen’s eruption. The collection takes it’s inspiration from three different characters surrounding the mountain. ‘Blackburn’ the professor who predicted the eruption, ’Turner’ the outcast vet who called the mountain home, and ‘Ashland’ the naturalist who devoted his life to mountain.”

Maiden have kept true to their time honored brand and kept production and sourcing of the products as a high priority. Such as keeping most of their production in Japan where they also source materials. Along with their hand silk-screened t shirts, all done in their studio in the states that just gives each one its own special little imperfection.


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1. Shaker Hymns by Cry the River

2. Brother by Matt Corby

3. Leader Of The Pack by Sleigh Bells

4. Zed And Two Naughts by The Mars Volta

5. Marathon Runner by Yellow Ostrich

6. Cash And Carry Me Home by Ghostpoet

7. Temporary By White Rabbits

8. Ghost Towns by Radical Face

9. Family by The Cast Of Cheers

10. Sweet Sour by Band Of Skulls

11. Dinosaur By Lovedrug

12. The Golden Era Of Hometaping by How To Loot Brazil

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” – Charles Dickens

On Friday 16th March in Shanghai, Alfred Dunhill will host ‘Trafalgar’ a global event presenting the House collection to 1000 guests.

‘Trafalgar’ the 2012 global Brand presentation. Following in the footsteps of ‘Momentary’ New York, 2010 and ‘Home’ London, 2011.

Trafalgar is the 3rd annual exhibition in the form of installation and unique presentation, which will showcase the elegance of the brand. Replicating the correlation of Bristish nature and style, combining all four seasons of the year as if composed over a single day. Hosted in Shanghai, creative energy and vivacity which drives our ambition for it to be showcased as a principal destination for Fashion and Luxury.

In today’s global culture of instant information and ubiquitous technology, of pace, of speed, of immediacy and convenience the modern developing environment. But with the knowledge that was formed over generations, what he wears and how he wears it speaks of someone in sync with the rhythm of a grander, more harmonious force – that of nature.

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KONY 2012 has been becoming more and more viral over the last week. This led me to look into what they are doing and get more information about the whole situation.

This site was brought to my attention:

It bring about some interesting points as follows:

"Invisible Children has been condemned time and time again. As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production. This is far from ideal, and Charity Navigator rates their accountability 2/4 stars because they haven’t had their finances externally audited. But it goes way deeper than that."

"The group is in favour of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces. Here’s a photo of the founders of Invisible Children posing with weapons and personnel of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. Both the Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them,arguing that the Ugandan army is “better equipped than that of any of the other affected countries”, although Kony is no longer active in Uganda andhasn’t been since 2006 by their own admission. These books each refer to the rape and sexual assault that are perennial issues with the UPDF, the military group Invisible Children is defending."

"If you want to write to your Member of Parliament or your Senator or the President or the Prime Minister, by all means, go ahead. If you want to post about Joseph Kony’s crimes on Facebook, go ahead. But let’s keep it about Joseph Kony, not KONY 2012."

There will always be 2 sides to this and logically looking at it Joseph Kony would never have got the publicity needed to bring about a change that KNOY 2012 is bringing. It does seem like a necessary evil to spend money on viral advertising but the main thing that bothers me is the misallocated money and where a lot is not accounted for though direct services that Invisible Children are carrying out, thus making them a profit organisation.

"Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. If people know this and still support Invisible Children because they feel it’s the best solution based on their knowledge and research, I have no issue with that. But I don’t think most people are in that position, and that’s a problem."

The other more important point is the supporting of the Ugandan military who are condemned for the very similar reasons as Kony is. The whole situation with the military action is that it seems to be a lesser of 2 evils.

I don't have a better answer to the problem and i am in no way condemning KONY 2012 i was just intrigued by the situation.

If you have anything to add or i have missed something feel free to get in contact.

This is the latest Invisible Children film, watch and decide for yourself.

To celebrate the 2012 Olympics in their home town of London, luxury men’s brand Alfred Dunhill are pleased to announce the launch of their Spring Summer 2012 Voice Campaign.

The popular and introspective video series returns this month and features legendary British Olympian Sir Matthew Pinsent, double Olympic gold medal sailing champion Iain Percy and trail blazing young Olympic hopeful Louis Smith.

These athletic legends give their opinions and experiences, providing an intimate insight into their personalities and what makes them who they are. The series will offer a glimpse of what makes these men so remarkable, who or what has inspired them and what is takes to be an icon.

Voice is not about celebrity or the world of fame. Voice is about real men of different ages and from different backgrounds, but each a man of distinction. Men who have achieved great things in their chosen fields and continue to excel with humility and grace. Men who embody timeless values that are worth aspiring to – qualities like compassion, dedication and conviction. Brilliant, inspiring, driven, engaging men with opinions, flaws and stories to tell.

All the films are available to watch in full on the Alfred Dunhill Facebook page now [], along with a few snippets of the interviews over on our YouTube channel [].