Our cultural day out lead us to the Summer show at Royal Academy where a multitude of unknown and famous artists alike exhibit there finest master pieces. Pure mortals that don’t have extravagant fine art budgets (like myself)have the opportunity to view the price tag and make a purchase. I love this show for the variety, humour, colour, mixture of classic and contemporary and it’s non elitist nature. Highly recommend a visit although it will have to be next year now as it’s finished!
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Day tripper to Stockholm on the Specsavers tour. Love this city. It always amazes me how beautiful the buildings, bikes, people and animals are in Sweden. Love the open sandwich thing. Why have to pieces of bread when one will suffice? So much more sophisticated eating a sandwich with a knife and fork. My specsavers audience seemed to be friendly classy and hopefully got my jokes. Next stop Denmark.
A flying visit to Las Vegas for the ‘Liberty’ and ‘Platform’ footwear shows. So many shoes Cinderella would have a nightmare. I love Vegas for the kitsch and the cheese the neon lights, the desert oasis, the fresh oxygen being pumped around the vast hotels and malls, the day night approach to life and the feeling that you don’t actually know what city your I dislike the addiction, the poverty and the dirt. Apart from that living the RoD dream!
A mini adventure to Iceland- I finally managed to tick Iceland off my bucket list. This beautiful country- with its volcanic earth, vast light and massive skies didn’t disappoint. Reykjavik is a cool multicultural fascinating city. Vikings, fish and were the earths magical wonders congregate. Must do’s are: Swimming pools- they love the water Hallgrimskirkja church- towering over the city. Worth going to the top of the tower in the lift.Puffin and whale tours out of the harbour. Saw loads of puffins – not one flippin whale! Haria concert hall.... Read More
The V&A certainly knows how to put on a show.. The Floyd retrospective doesn’t fail on any level. A psychedelic journey through time- starting with the bands meeting there hand painted white flash van, taking us on a journey in to the entwined lives of band members there relationships with each other. The lyrics, instruments and then to top it all of their social comment and theatrical performances. A must see not only for the die hard fan but for the non initiated.
Anna Sui a Personal design legend of mine and her store a Mecca of many a purchase whilst I’ve been in NYC. So imagine my delight when I visited the World Of Anna Sui exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey street London. https://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/the-world-of-anna-sui/ The exhibition is Split into recurring reference points in Sui’s nearly 30-year fashion career. Including Fairytale, Nomad, Victorian, Mod, Punk, Grunge, Androgyny, Americana, Surfer and Schoolgirl, On rising podiums, in a room that mirrors the aesthetic of Sui’s Big Apple boutique (“the red floor, the purple walls, the black lacquered furniture,” ) and which is... Read More
One of the best things about being an established fashion brand is getting invited to look at all the exciting new talent. This Friday we went to Fashion Scouts London at the beautiful Freemason’s hall for a whole day to get our fashion fix. We were wowed by Angus Chiang’s eclectic gender fluid mens collection, stunned by “Krasimira Stoyneva‘s” bold prints and inspired by the self ware expressiveness of “Orange Culture” to name a few. And because we love our blog readers so much we took a bunch of exclusive snaps just for you, enjoy!
One of the many perks of having such amazing product is being able to proudly launch them alongside the other brands carried by our partner Schuh. Our super talented mens footwear designer Danny and our lovely buyer James have done such a great job making our mens shoes one of the things we are most proud of here at ROD towers. We had such a great time at the Schuh mens footwear launch and we just can’t wait for our new shoes to hit stores very soon.
On my 21st Birthday my parents bought me a book…called ROCI; Rauschenberg Overseas Culture interchange. In this book Robert Rauschenberg created a series of travel adventures in response to each location that he visited between 1984-1990. He changed the way I looked at design – Inanimate found objects, decoupage, printing techniques, the use of colour and space. He showed me how to use readily available collectables to be part of my life’s scrap book and part of my work. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally managed... Read More