THE OLIVIA BAG

Italian base designer Olivia Carmignani has persistently blurred the lines dividing fashion and art. A young Italian bag brand with a sense of aesthetic conviction far beyond her years. While Olivias bags design is described as exquisite, her labour process of production is anything but basic and underscored by a refined formula of design. Olivia…

A TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT FROM BLOOD BROTHER AW2016 COLLECTION

It is a highly distinctive menswear brand that has precision and attention to detail led aesthetics. The brand in question is BLOOD BROTHER. Over time it has created a new breed of sportswear with that just appeals to a spectrum of men. Not forgetting as one of the most sought after menswear brand. Known for…

KIERON AMERICK BHAMRA-ROUGH UK VIDEOGRAPHER

Kieron career path has gone from GFX Designer, Photography to Filming . Music videos  has been a massive inspiration to Kieron growing up as a youth . Music such as Prodigy and Chemical Brothers he grew up listening to. Born and bred in Yorkshire and now based in london for period of 15 years ,…

POPPY LOWDON @ POPPYLOWDON

Poppy Lowdon is a fashion, beauty, lifestyle and baby writer from West Sussex. Poppy runs her own active and successful blog which covers in depth beauty, fashion and lifestyle stories (www.poppylowdon.co.uk). With a loving fiance – Barney, and beautiful six month old daughter Milan who means the world to her. Poppys love for traveling means…

ROUGH UK NIGHT OUT: CONTEMPORARY ASIAN FUSION CUISINE @ 100 ISLINGTON

09/26/16 Anita Keshi 270 Upper Street , London , N1 2UQ You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking Islington’s Upper Street didn’t need another addition to their already thriving selection of restaurants and bars, however, new residents 100 Islington Bar & Restaurant are set to prove otherwise. The Asian and Middle Eastern infused restaurant chain are…

SORAPOLS BEAUTY UNDER THE MOON

09/28/16 Liat Shaaf @liatshaaf   Photography – TARAS SHYMBRA A legend. A princess. A journey of becoming ones own. A special flower.  Kadupul. This was the magical and enthriling inspiration for SORAPOLs SS17 collection.  The Kadupul flower, known as the Gekka Bijin, or “Beauty Under The Moon, is a legendary rare desert flower of a Cactus,…

MUSIC SHARE THIS PAGE GITTA DE RIDDERS EVEN IF

09/24/16 Akil Wingate @akilwingate   Gitta de Ridder returns with a new sweet folksy record called Even If. The Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter first burst upon the scene in 2014. Fast forward to today and shes got a lovely new tune tucked under her arm. Even If is a joyful, optimistic and even sentimental turn, with its…

ARISE : ALEXIS MARCOU

04/19/12 Agma Matuszczak   Since graduating from Plymouth University, Alexis Marcou has been living and working freelance from Greece. For us, it’s a combination of digital and hand sketched illustation that makes his work almost tangible. We talk to him about his latest collaboration with NIKE and he explains why self initiated projects are essential…

LIA GONCALVES: A PRECIOUS UNIQUENESS

A precious uniqueness, charismatic craftsmanship, mother of minimalism, minimalism that unites each of her collection inspired by not just her environment but by the outside element and also by the things unseen. This how we like to describe in word the jewelleries of Lia Gonçalves, the Portuguese base jewellery designer who have been well prepared…

THE MORPHEW CONCEPT

MORPHEW is the unique vintage brand with a twist. Pairing Vintage pieces and customized garments together – Giving Vintage a newfound sought after look! The collections include stunning silk Embroidered fringed Kimonos teamed with a customized original Chanel jacket. With an extensive range for all tastes and eras of vintage fashion, from a Yohji Yamamoto…

SOFIA HÄRDIG HITS THE STREETS WITH NEW SINGLE

Sofia Härdig has undone the nicely tied bow on her new single Streets. It opens with distorted guitars and her voice that pouts and purrs in spurts, then coos and roars in others. Streets is a midtempo passionate rock burner. Drums tumble. Guitar shred. But the star of this track is Hârdigs vocal performance. There…

VAGABOND IN AN INSTANCE

If you are an art lover, you know that there are some very good exhibitions that you may miss simply because the gallery may not be in your neighborhood. Well, Oana Damir created Vagabond gallery with that in mind. That and allowing young artists a platform to present their art works and give them the…

MODERN PANIC IV

Prepare to be shocked, to be disgusted, to be perplexed and to be amazed. The exhibition Modern Panic IV will undoubtedly evoke a million different feelings amongst its visitors. It showcases a wide range of paintings, sculptures, performances and films that all have one thing in common; they all demonstrate the theme of panic, guaranteeing…

THE ACTIONS RESOUNDING ECHO

Maybe you’ve seen them. The Actions: London based alternative band supporting iconic US band Green Day while on tour. Yeah maybe you’ve seen them. And even if you haven’t, now’s the perfect time to get hip to something fresh from the duo. They’ve teamed up with producer 3dtorus for their new single Echo. The result is…

BEAUTY COLOUR YOU.

With each season Maybelline seems to be revelling beauty products that really overcome my expectations. This New York company takes you to the trip to its city of origins. Truly attractive, fun and quality cosmetics that is also friendly to your wallet. Let me share with you my recent discoveries. Its been only a few…

LAURENT DENIMAL

What was the first photograph you ever took? At  a early age, during the 70’ – I was given  my grand-fathers rolleiflex (He was a doctor, I never met him, but my father told me he use to photograph alot of family  life, specially with medium format, and my mother kept a camera body of…

HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS // RAINDANCE 2013 KICKS OFF

Yesterday on September 25th, the curtains rose for the 21st annual Raindance Film Festival. Running from September 25th to October 6th, the film festival offers 12 days of independent film, each day with an absolutely packed programme that offers something for every taste. It all started off with yesterday’s opening gala that featured a screening…

BELLERUCHE – GOING WITH THE FLOW

Today Rough has a soulful surprise in store for yall. Weve got DJ Modest from the three piece electronica slash soul outfit, Belleruche giving us the gooses on their humble beginnings, new album releases, and all things arty and a little bit weird. For those not in the loop, Belleruche formed back in 05 and…

ROUGH UK EXCLUSIVE ONE-ON-ONE WITH ANDE BISHOP

Ande Bishop has been steadily gaining recognition from some of the biggest names in Hip Hop. The producer turned rapper has managed to create a buzz around his name with his debut EP ‘Ocean$’. Through the underground success of the EP, Ande Bishop has been a guest on one of the most oldest and illustrious…

MS. HENRIK – 1994

I’m a sucker for a synth-pop song, so when I listened to Ms. Henrik’s new single, 1994, I knew I would enjoy it on some level. However, I didn’t expect to enjoy it quite as much as I did. Following the trend of successful and talented Swedish pop-stars, Ms. Henrik delivers. 1994 is an electro-pop…

A TALK WITH DIRECTOR ARTHUR WOODCROFT

Watching films directed by Arthur Woodcroft transports an individual into a world which we can say only Arthur could create his style is very distinctive yet so simple in its process .we are please to show an exclusive film made by ARTHUR called SCARF  ROUGH haven the pleasure  speaken with this talent who is a…

ROUGH UK. EXCLUSIVE. EDITORIAL. DARK ROMANCE (09/16/15)

“Dark Romance” featuring Hannah Murrell at Bookings Model Agency is photographed by Victoria Metaxas and Styled by Sarah – Alexis Amarteifio  using pieces from Jessica Choay, Arianna Cerrito. W.S. Studio and Emma Ware. Hair & Make Up done by  Stephaine Hocking  and  Fashion Assistant by VickyGerrie. Click on DarkRomance to watch the behind the scene…

IN FOCUS: HOLLY FALCONER

Holly Falconer is a photographer who documents the daily grind in an extraordinary way. Her sharp imagery, and use of eye-catching backdgrounds have an intense and distinctive palette. Fully engaged and intrigued, ROUGH simply had to get the low-down straight from Holly herself. Where are you from? A place with more sheep than people called…

HORS SENTIERS BATTUS IS AN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK SOUNDTRACK

Guillaume Ravau, French filmmaker and composer, has unveiled the soundtrack to the first season of his adventure series HSB (Hors Sentiers Battus). Much like the series which sees Ravau traverse the most exotic points of the globe from the cushioned seat of a 4-wheeler, the soundtrack is hypnotic escapist fare. Imagine cool jazz impressarios like…

SARAH HARDING FOR ROUGH UK (09/29/13)

Sarah Harding shows she’s still got it with these beautiful new images shot by Cameron-James Wilson Exclusively for ROUGH UK . The statuesque blonde posed for the Hollywood glamour inspired shoot in celebration of her recent trip to LA. The Ex girls aloud singer has been spending time in Hollywood, meeting with casting directors about…

ROUGH UK BEAUTY: LETS TALK CHARLOTTE TILBURY…

Image credit source:   Harpers Bazaar, Pinterest It is safe to say Charlotte Tilbury is fast becoming one of the biggest beauty brands on the market right now. Her range of stunning, luxurious beauty products are sought after by more and more women everyday. From her exquisite matte lipsticks to her blushing palettes, there will…

RAW SKIN

Yesterday ROUGH headed down to the Raw Skin exhibition at London’s Karin Janssen Project Space. Spring finally made an appearance so it was only necessary that we made the most of it! Raw Skin was odd, freaky, strange but at the same time disturbingly beautiful. The exhibition ‘challenged the dualistic view that the body is…

VITRINE PRESENTS HARIBOY BY PHILLIPA HORAN

London based Phillipa, who studied at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design, has exhibited internationally. Her solo shows have been presented in London, Berlin and Hong Kong, whilst her recent group exhibitions include ‘Peeping Tom’ at KAdE, Amersfoot, Netherland, and ‘Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market,’ at the Tate Modern in our capital…

ROUGH UK ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARIA FRANCESCA MILANI

  Maria Francesca Milans motto is “live your life with humor, and a little bit of seduction”. Maria, a talented Italian designer,  created a brand that is all about  catching an experience and conveying it in the most original and suggestive shapes. Pouring her heart and soul into her collections, Maria creates the most femenine…

ROUGH UK EXCLUSIVE: POLDARK ACTRESS 

The hugely successful BBC drama Poldark based on the Winston Graham novel set in the 18th century centres on the return of war veteran Ross Poldark, who finds his Cornwall home in ruins and his former fiancee engaged to his cousin.ROUGH UK caught up with  Sabrina Bartlett a cast member of Poldark, to talk more…

ROUGH MIX 001: MILES SIMPSON/ THUNDER

The basement clubs of Dalston are ablaze with essential small clubnights right now: quality bookings and residents, late hours with tiny entrance fees. In the thick of this is underground house night Thunder. As they warm up for May’s party with Patrice Scott, resident Miles Simpson talks us through what makes him tick and hands…

INTRODUCING JADE CHANEL P

Christmas is officially over. We have all consumed way too many calories and are all desperately ensuring that we adhere to those New Years Resolution. Here at ROUGH its business as usual and we thought we would kickstart with 2014 ones to watch. Tattoos. Etched on every other young persons body. Once deemed to be a sign…

CHIRPINGS BIRDSONG: A WARNING OF SORTS

Four piece outfit Chirping emerges with a lovely birdsong of sorts- “A Warning of Sorts” to be precise. It pulses at the vibrant speed of light with the uber uptempo drums and those crazily bright guitars. Chirping’s new song hits us optimistically with a catchy refrain that asks “Wouldn’t you like to go, go, go?”…

THE NEXT CHEREVICHKIOTVICHKI X YOHJI YAMAMOTO

If you thought the first collaboration of Cherevichkiotvichki with the Yohji Yamamoto for their Femme collection was a hit, think again. Victoria Andrejeva, creative force behind the utterly unpronounceable brand, Cherevichkiotvichki, and the high fashion Japanese house are working together on a first men’s footwear collaboration collection. Now that is sure to give the first…

SLOANE STREET GIRLS (12/11/12)

PHOTOGRAPHER: DIAGO MARIOTTA MENDEZ STYLING : TOKYO JAMES MODELS: APRIL and CAMILLA at M+P; THAISA and DEVANIE at MODELS1; SYCHA at D1 HAIR: MIYAAZAKI YOSHITAKA; HIRO HIRATA; JAMES KING MAKE UP: NATALIE BENNET; LUKA WATABE; ASSISTANCE: LUCA MARIA PICCOLO; JASVEEN

SOLACE (09/04/13)

SOLACE, tells a story of an alleviated pain and grief to a higher level of comfort and consaltion. This extends on to bring about formation, unity and assurgence between these two alpha-male Tommy and Daniel, to assuage their stedfastness. Whats on display is their pulse on movement and grace. Photography –KAI KYUNGSUK KANG;  Stylist –…

ROUGH PROFILE – M+P MODELS.

ROUGH UK this month teamed up with models from M+P (Top – bottom) Colvin, Catia, Sang, Lin, Hugoand Irenka to get photographed exculsively for this monts ROUGH PROFILE. It was fun to capture the models in their own state of mind and candid form.  The shoot also features the different attributes and facets of the models which some…

MANHATTAN GOES BAGS TO THE FUTURE

Ah, what hasnt been said about the 80s… and what hasnt already been said about New York… Iconic decade, full of idols as Madonna and Michael Jackson, and Iconic city. The Big Apple, Manhattan. We can appreciate being nostalgic, going back to the future… or rather, going bags to the future, as Manhattan Portage calls…

ROUGH UK EXCLUSIVE: INTRODUCING NICOLAS ARNAUD – A FRENCH COMPOSER LIVING IN UK, MAKING MUSIC FOR AMERICAN FILMS.

Nicolas Arnaud is a young French composer and multi-instrumentalist focusing mainly on music for film, TV shows, advertisements, video games and other audiovisual media. After receiving classical piano and guitar training in France he has moved to London, where he graduated from music technology in 2011. His unique, contemporary cinematic approach has allowed him to…

ROUGH MIX 001: MILES SIMPSON/ THUNDER

The basement clubs of Dalston are ablaze with essential small clubnights right now: quality bookings and residents, late hours with tiny entrance fees. In the thick of this is underground house night Thunder. As they warm up for May’s party with Patrice Scott, resident Miles Simpson talks us through what makes him tick and hands…

M.A.C REVIEW – BRIGHT AND BEST SHADES

COMESTICS BY MAC Photography – ANDREW HILES  Conceptual Stylist- CUBA CHARLES; Make Up Artist – NIKKI WOLFF Models- VIKTORIA & LORENA @ ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT LONDON Special Thanks to TESTBED 1 – http://www.testbed1.com I dont know where you come from but I can tell you for sure one of the hottest cosmetics brands on the markets here in London is…

A.P.C. X VANESSA SEWARD COLLABORATION

A.P.C. have collaborated with designer Vanessa Seward on a 19-piece capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. Meeting through a mutual admiration for each other’s designs, A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou and Vanessa Sewards collaboration seems like a case natural progression. As  with A.P.C. the fabrics are key to this collection; retaining the spirit of each designer Jean and Vanessa sourced…

REBEL GIRLS (08/28/13)

Photography – PETER CRYER Stylist – CUBA CHARLES Assistant Stylist – KEVIN NGIRICUTI Hair Stylist – MYO MYINT MUA – HELEN ROSE DRAKE Assitant MUA – LAUREN DEEBLE Editorial Layout – DANNY BALDWIN Models – GEORGIA @ ELITE MODEL LONDON & MIA @ PREMIER

BEAUTY: LETS TALK BOBBI BROWN…

  Comestics by Bobby Brown Photography : DIDYER ZARATE Conceptual Stylist:  CUBA CHARLES Make up Artist: NORA BELOVAI Models: VERITY & REBECKA at MODELS1 With thanks to TESTBED 1 http://www.testbed1.com Lets talk about Bobbi. Bobbi who? Bobbi Brown, of course. Now I am still familiarising myself with that brand. Established by an American business woman, Bobbi Brown, the brand has quickly…

SPACE EFFECT (07/24/13)

 Through the effect of life you can imagine the magical sight of ones being. SPACE EFFECT epitomises the state of confinement when  thrust upon you and depth of which anyone will go to set themselves free. In this editorial, Jack and Nachel from M and P models embodies the resilience of human infatuation with air…