LTS X TTYA

Well, she’s done it again!

TTYA (aka Irene Agbontaen) has created a Taller Than Your Average range, this time for Long Tall Sally. And, just like the rest of the TTYA collection, this collaboration includes perfect basics for the long legged ladies among us. As well as a basic body and a relaxed tee, the LTS X TTYA range includes the perfect biker jacket, and the most exquisite blush-colured pieces you will ever see!

Check out our wish list for the upcoming winter months:

These pieces are the perfect fit for women over 5’9″, and great for layering up.

Peep the collection below then go buy, buy, BUY!

Summer Playlist: Hollie Cook

Summer is here people! And what better way could there be to enjoy the sunshine than with the laidback reggae sound of Hollie Cook’s second album?

Twice is the follow up to her self-titled 2011 album, which introduced Hollie as a one of the most exciting new female talents on the London music scene.

If you haven’t heard of her yet, she’s the daughter of Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook and Culture Club backing singer Jeni Cook. Add into that mix her godfather – Boy George – and her childhood babysitter – David Bowie – and there’s little wonder that music runs deep in Hollie’s veins. Yet, hers is a truly original sound – a refreshing mix of tropical pop and dub, which combines to produce truly modern reggae… the perfect soundtrack for a British summer.

Twice was produced by the legendary Prince Fatty and kicks off with the tune Ari Up, a tribute to The Slits’ front woman Ari who died in 2010. Hollie provided backing vocals for the band when they re-formed in 2005 and has credited Ari as a mentor in her musical career.

The first single released from the album is Looking For Real Love; a soulful, but up-lifting reaction to losing a lover and learning to love yourself. It’s undoubtedly the ultimate Girl Power tune, and on repeat in my house:

So don your favourite tropical print, pour yourself a rum and sit back and enjoy the sunshine with Hollie’s dulcet tones…

TTYA meets ASOS

 

Last night we headed over the The Edition Hotel with a PUSSY partner in crime Culita, for the launch of Taller Than Your Average.

Irene set up the brand in 2013 after years of struggling to find decent quality basics that actually fit her 5″11 body. And, boy am I glad she took matters in to her own hands. A few months since launching TTYA, ASOS have cottoned on to it’s brilliance and taken on the brand to stock on their website.

Last night saw the launch of said collaboration in the basement of The Edition, which came complete with alcoholic slush puppies that made us feel like we were back in our youth days. 

Tunes from females including Lil Kim, Beyonce and M.I.A. filled the room full of young, hot fashion kids who were too busy instagraming the amazing collection to twerk it out on the dance floor.

 

But a surprise live set from Delilah managed to pull the kids away from their phones for half an hour, until the club music set in and they took to the floor to Snapchat each other dancing.

Good music, and fun drinks aside, nothing could take away from the unbelievable success of one woman’s quest to make our (tall girls) lives easier.

TTYA’s clothing is affordable, good quality and perfectly tailored for us longer ladies. So if you are above 5″9, then take a minute to visit the site and purchase yourself some amazing staple pieces that actually fit

 

10 Reasons why spending Valentine’s Day alone is the best

Does anyone actually like Valentines Day?

I’m yet to hear of one of my attached friends say that they are looking forward to spending money on over-priced restaurant food and cards with empty sentiments. Sure, being with the one you love on the 14th of Feb must be nice, but does anyone actually care?

5 years of spending V-Day alone, has been 5 years of total bliss when it comes to this fake-romance side of life, and here’s why:

 

1. I mean, really, you are your own Valentines by default.

 

2.You don’t have to share booze. A six-pack of beer means just that, a six-pack.

 

3. Same goes for food. You don’t have to put up with anyone touching your mac n’ cheese. Result!

 

4. If you want to bust a nut, you can do so in minutes, using only your hand. Plus you don’t have to go through the long drawn out process of dealing with someone else’s orgasm.

 

5. All that money you should be spending on a gift for your loved one? Hell, you can spend it on yourself!

(Culietta headpiece £50)

 

 6. You don’t have to tell someone you love them when you don’t.

7. You don’t have to face the outside world if you don’t want to. In fact, you don’t even need to get dressed.

 

8. You can watch any film you like, and without someone making stupid comments throughout.

 

9. Or you can dance around your room while listening to your favourite tracks on blast (Hello Destiny’s Child, I’ve missed you!).

 

10. Instead of celebrating your love of someone else, you can celebrate the love you have for yourself, because let’s face it, that’s what you should be celebrating anyway.

 Happy V-Day ladies! 

Zara Autumn 2013

The new Zara campaign, which has got us excited about the season change… Bring it on!

Girls get Nailed

Although we haven’t spoken much about the new Girls series (mainly because we haven’t spoken much about anything recently), it is a welcome relief from some of the shit that is on TV at the moment. Series two started on my birthday – and for those of you who don’t know when that was, it was the 14th January.

To celebrate the second series of the hit show, celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann has launched a limited edition Nail Lacquer Set, comprising of four shades of polish, each one based on the four characters in the show:

HANNAH Hapless Hunter Green

MARNIE Prim And Proper Pink

SHOSHANNA Virtuous Vivid Violet

 JESSA Bohemian Burgundy

The collection’s tag line is: “Independent. Feminine. Playful. Sexy.” Four words that sum up the characters and feel of the show. Writer and star of the show Lena Dunham says of the collection:

“Deborah Lippmann’s colors are irreverent and classy and I’ve always coveted them (and stolen them from my mother), so who better to embody the GIRLS’ spirit in polish form,” said Lena. “I’ve been wearing Hannah like it’s going out of style.”

The GIRLS Nail Lacquer set is available now

Series 2 of Girls on Sky Atlantic

 

Natalie Perkins

Natalie Perkins is a talented young lady. We came across an illustration of hers a few years ago, and was happy to see that the rest of her work is just as wonderful. As is her motivation for producing the work that she does;

“My drawings are an avenue for meditation and self care. They are largely influenced by my embodiment as a fat woman with mental illness. My early work focused on highly detailed and repetitive line work, and commented on femininity in pop culture as much as my own feelings about my own very unpopular femininity. After suffering a significant period of mental illness in 2011 I spent a lot of time focusing on simply getting through my days and not creating much resolved work at all. As I come back into better health I’m approaching my creative practice quite differently, with more respect for my disabilities as well as the role of drawing in my personal life.

Now, I draw to recover and illustrate a femininity that moves away from aesthetic beauty, and I find my politics and art seem to mesh more naturally.”

Check out some of our favourite pieces of her work and then go over to her website to see more.