Get out of your grandparents closet! Vintage shopping is back with a fresh lease of life!
Seeking out those stylish statement pieces has been a part of my life since I was a child. Fondly connecting with a past life so vividly as though my arrival in this world was somewhat repeated. I have always thought that when you acquire a piece of vintage clothing you can feel the soul of the life it once had or maybe it’s the residual energy of the person that once owned it. Whether its thrift shops, op shops, boot sales or markets I have always, and still do, relish the excitement of the hunt!
‘Rise of the Super Furry Animals’ tells the story of the greatest psychedelic pop band of our time.
Welsh band SFA rose through the ranks on Creation Records as possible the most outlandish band of the Brit-Pop 90’s. At any point in their career they were armed on and off stage with a number of exuberant props. I once saw front-man Gruff endure a whole set at Glastonbury wearing and singing through a Power Ranger helmet, whilst at another gig in Brighton, UK they completed their encore, disappeared and then quite unexpectedly re-emerged in yeti outfits to trash the stage. Most notable though was perhaps their first big spend – an army tank equipped with a techno sound-system that was taken on tour causing all sorts of national security alerts!
Without the Modernist subculture and the spark it generated, Britain’s soul would today remain a conservative grey; sterile in expression, decisively bland in flavour, humbled by a collapsed Empire. The curious and hungry spirit for something new amongst the earliest Mods eventually presented Britain’s stiff upper lip a new bosom to caress. This is the first part of a small series where we will take you through the back story of what Mod really is and how it developed into the coolest subculture in Britain and beyond.
Written by LDS / Photos by Vanessa Burton, Jan 2015
Its great to see any town support an art-form that is usually so associated with a shadier side of society. With a growing interest in STREET ART many cities are now providing space for budding artists to legally practice their craft and as a result the quality is now quite breathtaking. Through Renewal SA, South Australia’s Port Adelaide was put forward as a blank canvas, opening a number of sites including abandoned office blocks, back alleys and galleries. The result; project: Wonderwalls 2015.