NEW NOISE: Dena
Bulgarian-born and Berlin-raised, newest kid on the block Dena is causing a stir throughout the blogosphere with her undeniably catchy first single release ‘Cash, Diamonds, Swimming Pools’, which gives a twisted insight into European bling culture. With her textbook East London image and brat-pack hip-hop vibe, Wonderland caught up with the unorthodox creative to find […]
LAUNCH: Christian Lacroix Maison in Paris
Wonderland checks out the über sleek Christian Lacroix Maison concept store in a former printing shop in Saint Sulpice, Paris – a true lesson in contemporary Parisian chic.
NEW NOISE: Disclosure
Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, are possibly the fastest rising DJ duo this year – and the youngest, clocking in at age 21 and 18 respectively. Fusing 2-step garage with soulful vocals and house basslines, the brothers have clocked up a huge fan base and big-name support the likes of from SBTRKT and Annie […]
MILAN FASHION WEEK: Menswear SS13 – in Haiku
Maybe it was the heat, but Wonderland went all poetic during Milan Fashion Week. Here were some of our favourite menswear SS13 shows – in bite-size haiku form.
LAUNCH: Underground at Berwick Street
Underground launched a new store in Soho last week, featuring an exclusive collaboration with CASETTE PLAYA stylist Carri Munden and playing host to bands like oddball electro-rockers Is Tropical. Wonderland took a gander down Berwick Street to do a little bit of shoe shopping.
SEVEN WONDERS… Nora Ephron film moments
Nowadays, romantic comedies might now be the preserve of Judd Apatow & Co, but there was a time that Nora Ephron ruled the rom-com roost. In honour of her passing yesterday, Wonderland count down the seven best scenes from her films, including that scene from “When Harry Met Sally”.
PREVIEW: Pop! at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Wonderland takes an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the Fashion and Textile Museum‘s upcoming Pop! exhibition. From 1950s rock-n-roll Americana to the kitsch glamour of the seventies, this thematic exhibition fuses fashion, art and culture for an insight into the development of the styles of the times. We talk Pop Art and counterculture […]
BEST AND WORST… celebrity attempts to save the world
In a move that had nothing to do with a £1m deal with Channel 4, Gordon Ramsay went to Brixton Prison to selflessly rehabilitate British convicts through the power of gourmet cuisine. So in honour of last night’s documentary ‘Gordon Behind Bars‘, Wonderland takes a look at the best and worst celeb attempts to play […]
Damien Hirst, David Shrigley and Rankin – at a festival? Thanks to the creative genius of two Big Chill producers, the big-name artists will all be present at Nova, a festival with a (very arty) difference.Wonderland gets the low-down from Victoria Burns, its creative director.
EMERGING Lena Schmidt
German artist Lena Schmidt captures the spirit of the modern city in her art, channelling its gritty energy into her carvings and paintings using found pieces of wood. Wonderland speaks to this urban explorer.
KRISTY LEIBOWITZ: journalism meets art
Photographer Kristy Leibowitz boldly trains her eye on artists and models, capturing their essence and character in ways that surprise, shock and charm. Wonderland talks to her about her tabloid and Daily Mail roots, and how a Busta Rhymes music video kickstarted her photography career.
ERIK HART: Factory SS13
For one night only from 7pm, concept gallery PRIMITIVE London will be transformed by Erik Hart’s site specific installation. Hart made his name via street fashion cult label Morphine Generation in 2003 – nowadays, he focuses his efforts on concept collection Factory. Primed to showcase the concept’s spring line tonight, Wonderland spoke to the visionary […]
IN PHOTOS: Gabriel Bruce at Electricity Showrooms
Hip-swiveling crooner Gabriel Bruce is set to take over Shoreditch’s Electricity Showrooms this summer, in a five day perma-slot until August 16th. Battling our way through the hordes, we took these intimate stills from the residency’s opening show last night.
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Summer Pearl
In an exclusive new video, south London songbird Summer Pearl – fresh from Wandworth’s infamous BRIT school – displayed her dextrous vocal abilites to a decidedly jaw-slackened Wonderland.
FURNE ONE: star power
Furne One is the curator of Amato Haute Couture, a luxury couture house in the heart of Dubai. Furne is one of the globe’s most hotly anticipated fashion designers – he chats to Wonderland about life in the limelight.
ROCKMAN & ROCKMAN – Geometric Living Collection
Retro, sci-fi furniture: who’d have thought it? With years of experience designing for films like Star Wars and The Fifth Element, Mark Garside and Kate Lennard have mastered the fine art of effortlessly futuristic furniture. Wonderland chats to the design duo from Rockman & Rockman.
NATASHA LAW – Dust in their Eyes
Natasha Law’s elegant, erotic paintings fall somewhere between art and fashion. Anonymous women in various states of undress languidly stretch across eye-popping canvases: all long limbs, pouty lips and bewitching sensuality. Wonderland speaks to the artist ahead of her solo show, “Dust in their Eyes”.
BEST AND WORST… reality TV performances
The Voice tour was cancelled yesterday since nobody bought tickets. (Fair enough.) Does this mean reality TV contests are losing the millions of viewers they used to coax in? Wonderland looks back on the best and worst performances over the years…
EMERGING… Neringa Rekasiute
Russian doll princesses, nature goddesses with pet pheasants: Neringa Rekasiute takes pictures of magic, transforming her models into peculiar, ethereal fairy tales. Wonderland speaks to her about deadlines, visions, and how anyone can be a photographer – even a monkey.
NEW NOISE: Io Echo
“Grunge Goth”? “New Orientalism”? Wonderland isn’t sure about made-up terms sloppily tagged to LA duo Io Echo’s peculiar poptones. We quizzed the band about life-changing gigs, their forthcoming debut record and soundtracking the Snow White and the Huntsman world premiere last month.
SEVEN WONDERS… hip-hop documentaries
With Ice-T’s heavily anticipated directorial debut named “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” coming out in the UK next month (and released in the US last Friday), we take a look at the seven best hip-hop documentaries of all time. (1) “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.” Ice-T interviews some of rap’s most […]
EMERGING… Talking Crest
Talking Crest is a seven-strong arts collective, formed in London last year. The troupe host a number of multidiscplinary creative workshops from their Central Saint Martins base and on Saturday launched a live event (even the Camden and Islaington mayors made an appearance…) to examine King’s Cross’s shifting architectural and technological landscape. We quizzed Crest’s […]
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – Margaret Howell, Pringle
Days two and three of London Collections: Men kicked off over the weekend. Here – bare chests, tats ‘n’ all – is our version of events.
ELLEN VON UNWERTH: Do Not Disturb
Ellen Von Unwerth’s newest work, “Do Not Disturb”, is a salacious behind-the-scenes story collage via Motel Americana. We spoke to the feted photographer about her typically reference friendly collection – which showcases at London’s Michael Hoppen gallery from Friday.
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – Xander Zhou, YMC
Day one of London’s mens fashion week is over – having fun so far? Here, we sneak behind the scenes at Xander Zhou and YMC’s swish showcases.
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – Hackett, Joseph Abboud
Flick through some exclusive front and backstage action at day one of London’s mens fashion week – to start, we take to the Hackett and Joseph Abboud shows…