LONDON COLLECTIONS: Backstage at Astrid Andersen, Agi & Sam and Craig Green AW13
Innovation and a few eyebrow-raising concepts were on display at the MAN show yesterday. The collaboration between Topshop and Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East saw Craig Green’s debut and the final collections by Astrid Andersen and Agi & Sam.
Catlin Guide: Juno Calypso’s hyper-artificial La La Land photography
Juno Calypso specialises in elaborately glossy photographic set-ups – and has her tongue firmly planted in cheek. Her arch, unsettling photography landed her an appearance in the soon-to-be-launched Catlin Guide 2013, the definitive artistic British Who’s Who of graduate talent. Wonderland dive in.
A*M*E: Sugar sugar
Pop princess and BBC Sound of 2013 starlet A*M*E (pron. Amy) is causing a ruckus with her 80s-encrusted, uber-catchy earworm pop. The teen gets her game on with Wonderland and pays tribute to her aural obsession, K-pop.
SEVEN WONDERS: Weirdest Christmas songs
You’ve exhausted the newest Mariah Carey video for All I Want For Christmas and there’s only so many times you can listen to Justin Bieber’s Drummer Boy until your ears begin bleeding. So grab Christmas by the jingle bells and hark to our list of the weirdest, craziest and most unlikely Yuletide carols.
EMERGING: Lucas Price
Lucas Price was the upstart street artist whose A-Level work sold to collectors before he got clean of heroin and headed for the RCA. Before his show T.E.A.M Atlas opens at Rove Gallery, we talk to the man about his shift from the streets to the gallery and preview some shots of his work from […]
WONDERLAND SESSIONS: Arlissa, ‘Hard To Love Somebody’
“This Florence-like Londoner looks set to become the sound of 2013…a star is born.” Strong words from The Guardian about upcoming singer-songwriter Arlissa, and Wonderland are happy to feel the same way. The 19-year-old puts on a stunning acoustic show for us with her new song, Hard To Love Somebody.
7 WONDERS: Best Cara Delevingne Faces
Cara Delevingne may have won Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards for those legs, those eyebrows… and that body! But forget that, the real reason we adore Cara is because of her boundless enthusiasm for pulling silly faces. Wearing a hot catwalk look? Undermine it by making a face like a surprised […]
7 WONDERS: Best photoshopped One Direction covers
The beautiful thing about the Internet is that you can always count on it for subverting your photos – or just plain taking the piss. This month, our infamous One Direction shoot for the Nov/Dec issue was the focus of some very clever – or just plain bonkers – Photoshop action.
EMERGING: Sheng Qi
Sheng Qi is one Chinese painter who has transformed personal tragedy into an ongoing artistic dialogue about the future of China – even if it means chopping off his own finger. We caught up with the candid artist as he prepared to open his first London show.
BEST & WORST: Mercury Prize winners
With Alt-J, Jessie Ware and Django Django (among others) in the running for the Mercury Prize tonight, we thought it might be useful to take a look at the best and worst of the controversial prize’s past winners – warts, nu-rave and all.
SEVEN WONDERS: Most iconic horror movie heroines
It’s Halloween – whether you’re planning a DVD marathon or dressing up for the occasion, you could do worse than taking some pointers from our list of most celebrated horror film heroines. Whether bathed in blood or dripping with alien goo, remember: there’s usually only one person left standing at the end of the movie, […]
7 WONDERS: Designers, models and their Halloween tips
Halloween weekend is almost here! Wonderland take a look through the best and some of the worst Halloween costumes that the fashion industry has come up with. We run down some spooky tips from the fashion pack, from Alexa Chung as Garth from Wayne’s World to Heidi Klum as, well, everything. What are you going […]
BEHIND THE SCENES: Agent Provocateur and Atsuko Kudo lingerie show
Last night marked Agent Provocateur’s first fashion show in five years – and it was all for a good cause. Along with latex designer Atsuko Kudo, the two pooled their (skimpily-clad) resources to produce a charity lingerie show that set Old Billingsgate Market on fire. Wonderland went backstage for all the NSFW spills and thrills.
BEST & WORST: James Bond moments
With Skyfall making its debut tomorrow, we round up the best and worst moments in the James Bond franchise. Warning: features parachute surfing, gondola hovercrafts and Sean Connery’s best lines ever.
BEST & WORST: Things about Girls
Finally, Girls is hitting UK shores and we can talk about it like we hadn’t already watched it online six months ago. To anyone who’s new to the series, welcome! We round up the best and worst things about the show. Clips contain (some) spoilers. BEST 1. Real talk about STIs and sex When you’re […]
EMERGING: Tom Beard
Tom Beard’s shot everyone from Florence Welch to Hercules & Love Affair, but his own personal photography’s a much more downbeat, street-wise affair: mice in their death throes, little paws clutching at air; boys on a council estate staring suspiciously at the outsider in their midst. Wonderland talks to Twickenham boy made good.
OUT OF THE BLACK: Boys Noize talks laptop DJs, EDM and Snoop Dogg
Alexander Ridha is back to terrorise the dancefloor with his third Boys Noize release, Out of the Black. The legendary Berlin DJ talks EDM poseurs, laptop DJs and chilling with Snoop Dogg.
EMERGING: Kim Jakobsen To
Norwegian-turned-Londoner Kim Jakobsen To has shot for everyone from Acne to Canon (and Wonderland, of course), but it's his unpretentious, intimate and entirely lovely portraits that really caught our eye. We talk to him about Birdland, his exhibition at Rove Gallery.
EXCLUSIVE: ROMANS, "The Die Is Cast"
This video for The Die Is Cast arrived in our inbox with no explanation. No context. Nada. It's apparently part of a master plan from the enigmatic, faceless ROMANS, who – if this video is anything to go by – intends to provide music with the kind of stadium-filling bombast it desperately needs, complete with […]
LIBERAL ARTS: Elizabeth Olsen talks college stalkers and manic pixie dream girls
Elizabeth Olsen talks to Wonderland about her new film, Liberal Arts, and why she most definitively isn't a manic pixie dream girl.
London Fashion Week S/S 13: Backstage at Philip Treacy
Philip Treacy marked his return to London Fashion Week with more glamour and 80s excess than any other show this year. Then again, not every show featured Lady Gaga as its ringmaster. Wonderland sneaked behind the scenes.
SEVEN WONDERS: 7 things to expect at London Fashion Week
And… they’re off! London Fashion Week hit the ground running today with shows all over the capital.Wonderland tells you what to expect during one of the most exciting Fashion Weeks in the world (well, to us, anyway).
COLD SPECKS: Doom soul, faith and Mob Wives
Cold Specks is Canadian singer/songwriter Al Spx, who’s been blessed with vocals tinged with old South vibes, melting into music infused with the influence of Tom Waits and Bill Callahan. Wonderland caught up with Al to chat about the music she once called doom soul.
GRIZZLY BEAR: Shields
Grizzly Bear is that rare indie band that crosses over, explodes, and then still stubbornly insists on making good music. It doesn’t happen often, but the band have done it with their new album Shields. We talk to Daniel and Chris about how their upcoming album was a long, long time coming.
EMERGING: Antonio Marguet
Surreal, plastic and really rather fantastic: that’s Antonio Marguet‘s photography to a tee. Ahead of his solo show at Hirst-owned gallery Other Criteria, we talk to the Saatchi Gallery New Sensations shortlist-er about his hyper-glossy art.
PERFUME GENIUS: Porn, addiction and Edward Scissorhands
Perfume Genius specialises in stark, eerily intimate confessionals – no wonder his next London gig’s in a church. We sit down to talk to him about addiction, childhood and porn – plus we’re giving away a pair of tickets to his Union Chapel gig, a signed album and Perfume Genius merchandise.