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} Love letters. From you, to us? We do feel loved. } Newsworthy. Our pick of the more interesting stories out there. } We love...

Arts & culture

} Unpopular culture - we saw, we liked, we tell. } Want to join our club? } Fancy a cuppa? } Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!


Cover girl

} What’s the gossip? We catch up with Leighton Meester, this issue’s cover girl, to chat love, life, and everything in between.

Music

} Colour it in. } Lykke Li....Sweden’s hottest export. } We chat to Natasha Khan’s alter ego.

Fashion

} Topshop heads Stateside. } Matthew Williamson for H&M. } Welcome to our tea party.

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Film

} Want to come to the movies? } Walk the plank, the latest gem to hit screens. } We’re watching you... on our ipods.

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Image: Getty Images Words: Amy Power

elcome to the spring/summer issue of cellardoor. This is our favourite time of year - the sun’s out, the birds are singing and the world is just so much prettier! We’ve tried our hardest to bring summer into our magazine and we think it’s our best issue to date. There’s the usual mix of music, fashion and film with some added extras. We’ve been lucky enough to meet Bat For Lashes, up-and-coming band Colour and Gossip Girl’s beautiful Leighton Meester. There’s a look at fab new ranges available in high street stores that may surprise you and ways to enjoy the silver screen without having to miss out on the sunshine - and of course a whole host of lovely photoshoots for you to gorge yourselves on! Go ahead and enjoy…

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love letters

Images: Laura Ashley Words: Suzanne Jones

Dear cellardoor, You are always there for me when i need inspiration. Your beautiful soft pages keep me updated on pop culture and fashion. cellardoor, you get to travel to such amazing places that i only dream to go, but you always keep me updated with what you have seen, which makes me feel that i am with you, experiencing the adventure. Thank you for always being so wonderful and for making sure i grew up to be a stylish young lady with edge. Love, your dearest dana xoxo

My love; cellardoor! Every time i go shopping i obsessively check borders to see if their stock of cellardoor has arrived yet... and when i do get my copy, i have to be left alone so i can read it cover to cover. twice. I love you, scarlett xxx

Cellardoor, how can I describe how wonderful you are? From your cover girls and hand drawn love hearts to the news and reviews about upcoming things to see and do, i’m truely hooked. My walls are covered in your pages of dreamy fashion spreads, I just can’t get enough. Please print more than four magazines per year, I simply can’t wait this long for the next issue to arrive! Love your number one fan, Aimee x

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UNDERCOVER: THE EVOLUTION OF UNDERWEAR 12 June, 2009 - 27 September 2009 For centuries women’s bodies have been shaped, defined and even controlled by underwear. This exhibition traces the evolution of undergarments, exploring the interplay between outerwear and underwear and examining how bra design has been interwoven with social, cultural and economic changes throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.

BARBARA HULANICKI FOR TOPSHOP Hulanicki is mainly known as the power behind 70s fashion brand Biba. From April 28th her capsule collection will be available at Topshop stores nationwide - and is sure to sell off the shelves in a blink of an eye.


BOARDMASTERS PRESENTED BY VANS.

Images: Topshop; Boardmasters; IMPawards; DiaryDirectory

Words: Suzanne Jones.

The build up to the UK’s greatest surf, skate and music festival has begun. The official dates are confirmed, and the event will take place from the 5th – 9th August at the iconic Fistral Beach and scenic Watergate Bay in Newquay, it’s sure to be a highlight of our summer!

ADVENTURELAND Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland” gives a rather ordinary account of youthful summer misadventures, that goes down easily thanks to a sparkly cast including James Brennan and Kristen Stewart, more than 40 pop tunes that anchor the action in the late ‘80s and characters who get high both on and off their jobs at a tacky amusement park. Sounds right up our street. Release date: 17th July 17 c

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We Brits are a nation of tealovers. There’s no denying it. In a world where there’s a Starbucks on every street and everything from television to food seems to be more and more americanised, we’ve still got our cups of tea. While people say they can’t function in the morning until they’ve had their coffee, it is tea that people turn to in a crisis. How many times have you been stressed about something and someone’s offered to stick a brew on? In fact, the statistics speak for themselves. On a daily basis in Britain 165 million cups of tea are consumed, totalling up to 60.2 billion a year, whilst an average of 70 million cups of coffee are drank a day. Since the 18th century tea has been adopted by us Brits as our drink of choice, no matter what social class you were. It became a social ritual. There were gardens created with the sole purpose of people enjoying a cup of tea in them with some bread and cakes, and at home people would have tea parties, afternoon tea and high tea as part of their main evening meal. Even today it’s not uncommon for people to call their dinner “tea”. There are approximately 1500 different types of tea; from herbal to fruit, but English breakfast tea is always a fave amongst Brits.

Brewed in a pot for a few minutes and served with milk and sugar if preferred, it has such a soothing quality. As well as keeping the drinker hydrated, tea has many other benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants and when taken with milk can also contribute to daily in-takes of Vitamin B6, Niacin, Calcium and Zinc amongst others. When I was a child I would always drink cold drinks like squash or lemonade and the times that I tried tea I could never understand the big deal. On a hot day my Mum and her friends would sit and drink tea and I would be shocked that they would drink tea whilst I was wiping my forehead with ice cubes. My Mum tried to tell me that drinking tea cooled her down but I just thought she was insane. These days I am a tea-drinker. I don’t ever NEED to drink it like other people I know do, but I do enjoy a nice cup of tea with a biscuit or three. Tea can be offered to guests in your house, can provide a welcome break whilst working for long periods of time or just keep you warm on a rainy day in Britain. Personally, I’m going to enjoy a nice summer sipping iced tea. I think it’s safe to say that tea’s here and won’t be disappearing from British hearts for a long time yet. 21 c

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Grayson Perry shows us Britain’s Unpopular art.

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arts Grayson Perry is well known for his eccentricities. He was thrust into the public consciousness in 2003 after winning the Turner Prize. It was not only the prize itself that grabbed our attention, but also that he accepted the award dressed as his alter ego Claire, the laughable caricature of woman that could give Lily Savage a run for her money. Perry is best known for his ceramic coil pots, which are decorated with various things relating to his transvestism, his reflections on British art and society and his childhood in Essex. His latest project is as the curator of Unpopular Culture, his personal view of postway British Art created between 1940 and 1980. The exhibition looks at works taken from the Arts Council Collection at the Southbank Centre, along

with work he has created specifically for it. He has always taken an interest in art that was made before British art became fashionable. Art has since become incredibly popular and is often seen as commercialised rubbish, by some critics. “I hardly ever go to Tate Modern,” he complains. “It has become too popular for me. I can’t see the art for backpacks and buggies. It is always full of snapping tourists, screaming school parties and families visiting London for the day.” Perry’s selection includes photographs, sculptures and paintings from post-war Britian that inspire nostalgia and restraint. Rather than romanticising British history, Perry shows us a different view of Britain. It shows the relationship between the past and present and takes a good look at the boundaries between the radical and conservative. The exhibition is currently touring across the country. Go to www. southbankcentre.co.uk to find out when it’s coming to you.

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Like reading? Join the club. talk. You could even get carried away and arrange day trips to places that are mentioned in the books. You’ll get to meet a group of people who have similar interests to you, but may come from all different walks of life. You can never have too many friends as they say. It’ s also a great way to socialise and be entertained without breaking the bank. Books don’ t cost the earth and the reading of the book itself may stop you spending unnecessary cash. So long as you don’ t drink like a fish, the meetings shouldn’t be too pricey either. It’ s easy enough to start your own book group. You can either ask your own friends if they would be interested in joining, put an advert in your local paper for like-minded people or you could even create a Facebook group and get your friends to pass it a long. Once, you’ ve found people to meet with, sort out what book you’ re going to read, how often you’ re going to meet (giving yourselves realistic timescales to actually read the book) and where you’ re going to meet next. Sorted. You have yourself a book

group and it’ s not too scary o r intimidating. It can even be quite intellectually stimulating. You’ll feel slightly superior to your friends who are talking about the previous night’ s episode of Eastenders after discussing War and Peace. If none of this sounds remotely appealing, just pick up a book and give it a read. It couldn’ t hurt!

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The phrase book club often conjures up images of a stuffy, middle-aged group of people who have nothing better to do with their time than talk about a book they’ ve all been told to read by Richard and Judy. Well yes, these people do exist. But there’ s a whole new breed of book clubs making themselves known. In fact, you could walk into a bar and see a group of young trendies and not even realise that they are a book club. We’ re not talking about people who read what they have been told they should like by a television programme but people who are inclined to read the books themselves. Reading never goes out of fashion, and it can provide a release from the mundane routine of every day life. Who wouldn’ t want to go home and disappear into someone else’ s story, instead of making sure the bills have been paid and putting a load of washing on? It’ s not surprising then that normal people also enjoy socialising with a group of friends and discussing a great book they’ ve just read. It doesn’ t have to be that you go round to different people’ s houses eating nibbles and feeling awkward – great places to meet could be a bar or restaurant, so long as you can hear each other

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trying to escape from the city. It seems that everybody in these small communities know one another and are so eager to make tourists feel welcome. Whilst holidaying in a British resort would have been embarrassing to admit to not too long ago, sunbathing along Britain’s coastline is no longer something to be sniffed at. Brits take more the 25 million trips to the seaside, with numbers having massively increased in the past two years. The Department for Culture Media and Sport have awarded £45 million to coastal towns in order to boost the appeal of holidaying in Britain. “People are returning to the British seaside and, to their

surprise, discovering that it is really rather good,” says author of England’ s Seaside Resorts, Allan Brodie. “The old perception was of scruffy B&Bs and dirty beaches, but slowly that’s changing. OK, we can’t always guarantee the weather, but the infrastructure is getting better and this is reflected in visitor numbers.” The rise of package holidays in the 1970’s led to a fall in numbers of British holidaymakers. Everything that used to be so charming about the seaside fell into decline. The lack of money coming into these places from tourism led to businesses folding or adapting to be more downmarket. Hotels turned into nursing homes and hostels and

guesthouses became flats, with such low rent that a very different type of tenant occupied them. In today’s ever-changing world, these places seem to be relics of times that are a distant memory to our parents and grandparents. The improvements being made are wiping the slate clean. The nostalgic charm is what is bringing people back. Now, a British beach holiday is nothing to be ashamed of. There are many boutique hotels, great restaurants – Rick Stein’s café in Padstow is an infamous hotspot – and beautiful shops to be seen throughout the UK. So instead of scrawling through Thomas Cook for a cheap holiday in the Balearics, why not look closer to home?

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Britain is famous for having quaint seaside towns. It’s easy to take advantage of one of the best things the country has to offer, and it could save you hundreds of pounds in airfares. British seaside holidays may be an oldie, but definitely a goodie. Britain in the summer can be absolutely beautiful.. The combination of blue skies, vivid greenery and the soothing sound of the ocean are sure to bring out a smile. “Blinded by hot temperatures and cheap flights, the British have been ignoring what’s around them for too long,” says Clare Gogerty, editor of Coast. Life in a seaside town seems so much slower and relaxing than anywhere else, especially when you’re


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It’s more than an idle rumour that Leighton Meester is beautiful.


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Today I’m meeting her in a somewhat secluded London cafe for breakfast, and what can I say? To be honest, I’m a little breathless. Earlier this morning when I got up I was planning to wear the usual skinny jeans and t-shirt combo, thinking we were meeting

ridiculously early (seeing as Leighton is flying back to New York later today, not because I’m naturally an early-riser) and therefore wouldn’t need to be too dressed up. Now I’m regretting that decision. As I sit here in a cosy armchair by the window, sipping my coffee and

reading over my interview notes, my vision is suddenly drawn to a petite brunette emerging form a black town car outside. Immediately I know it’s Leighton, with her tumbling chocolate-brown curls and perfect stained lips, she’s stunning. The worst part is she’s not even wearing

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She smiles brightly as I catch her eye and wave her over, and moves gracefully to our table, settling down in the seat across from mine all in one fluid motion. “Hi, it’s so nice to meet you, I really hope you haven’t been waiting long, I’m not late am I?” She asks in one breath. No, she’s not late, no I haven’t been waiting long, and it’s lovely to meet her too. Today Leighton’s wearing a plain white v-neck tucked into a black pencil skirt, casual ballet flats and sunglasses. Her outfit is simple, yet stylish, it’s the kind of thing you can get away with wearing anywhere and never feel too dressed up, and she certainly wears it well. “Oh I’ve had this skirt forever, I can’t even remember where I got it from it’s been that long!” Leighton replies when I comment on her outfit. “Usually I’ ll just wear jeans with tanks and a cardigan – I’ m not as prim as Blair in dayto-day life.” Blair – her character in the ever popular gossip girl series is in retrospect both similar and vastly different to Meester herself. Regarding her style, Meester comments; “Blair is more conservative and put together, with her everything has to be perfect, whereas I’m more laid back in that respect. Blair would never wear anything that didn’t ‘go’ she plans things and has a clear vision of herself; she likes classic glamour – anything Audrey Hepburn would have worn!” In Gossip Girl, Blair is mainly seen as the class bitch, she’s the one that puts others in their place and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Along with this side to her character however, Blair also provides much of the comic relief, as Meester adds “Oh completely. That was one of the things that drew me to her in the beginning. I thought ‘she needs somebody to portray her in a way that isn’t completely harsh because she could be so hated.’ I mean, she

has that edge to her, but she’s also might say, and si very quick-witted and sarcastic, and co-starred in her ncfirse this she’s also I think overa ll that side is more a high sc hool romanti t feature film, dominant.” This side certa inly seems ‘Remember the Daz c comedy titled more close to home for Leighton. next on her to do lis e.’ So w hat’s During our meeting I get the feeling “Well I’m currently t I asked? that she too uses sarcasm in dayalbum, w hich is a coworking on an to-day life quite freely, and her mind experience for me. It mpletely new seems to work overtime - you can fun, and I’m so excit ’s so muc h see it when she pauses to think to hear it.” So she’s ed for people briefly before answering questions, the actress-turned-s head ing into she analyses what you’ve said before already now? “Well inger category responding. she responds, “I mea not completely” Meester grew up on I’ve always wanted n it’s something Marco Island in Florida, so home happened th at I’ve beto do, it just is a long way away. She now lives opportunity to try it en given the in New York City and says she thought ‘w hy not gi out, and I just wouldn’t leave for a million dollars. we’ ll see, but I love ve it a go?’ so “It’s strange really. I mean I was think no matter w haacting, and I terrified when I first moved here, my album, acting w t happens with but then you arrive and you realise main passion.” ill always be my it’s not as scary as everyone makes So wit out. New York now feels more we finish our intehrvth at in mind like home to me, it’s like I was to the more import iew and return meant to live here all along.” When breakfast. Leighton ceant task of Leighton talks you can tell she’s you feel at ease in he rtainly makes really passionate about everything more like meeting w r presence; it’s in her life. She’s not afraid to look interviewing one of ith a friend th an you in the eye and hold your gaze, stars. When it’s timour fast rising something that many celebrities she picks up the ch e to part ways in this town never do. “When I asking, simply saying eque without first started being recognised in this pleasure. Her car is it was her business I didn’t really know how so I follow her out, already outside to react,” Leighton comments about in her direction once heads turning her rising fame. “I’ve always tried to you so muc h, it’s be more. “Thank rema in who I was to begin with. meeting with you,” en so nice I think that’s the most important opening the door. “I’dshe adds before thing, to not let any aspect of fame stay for longer but th have loved to change who you are, so that’s what downsides to this bu at’s one of the I try to do.” seem to have time siness – I never to do anything Since Leighton first got anymore!” into this business she’s created an And so we sa impressive CV, including a role as and I stand watchyinour goodbyes, one of the leads on Surface and off into the bustle of g as she drives recurring/multiple episode roles back once more to th traffic, head ing on several notable television series, never sleeps to returne city th at including Shark, House, Veronica as Queen Bee Bla ir to her throne Waldorf. Mars and 24. Gossip Girl has been her defining career move, you


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music recording a new album, and a tour across America with Paramore is going ahead this summer. We can’t wait to hear their new sound, and hey, if any of you are lucky enough to be in the states this summer, head to one of their shows and report back - oh, and if you get the chance, tell Gwen and co. to head our way ASAP!

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James, Lewis George and Alan. The cheeky quartet who have stolen our hearts with their quirky lyrics and upbeat songs, their mix of melodic, poppy math rock, with awesome out-of-nowhere hooks and time changes - you’ ll be humming them in the shower in no time. We catch up with drummer James Kenneth Trood for his insight into the world of colour. Cellardoor: Hi James. So first off why the name Colour? James: Band names are not only hard to come up with but most of them are rubbish! Not sure why we chose Colour but at least its not Hoobastank I guess.

CD: How long have you all known each other and why did you decide to form the band? J: Well, George and I have known each other for a while and I’ve got to know Alan and Lewis over this last year and a half! George and Alan started the band about 4 years ago, and me and Lewis joined about a year and a bit ago. CD: Your latest track is called Unicorns, in a recent survey unicorns topped the list for being the number one most overrated thing of all time. What’s your opinion? J: Really? I like them, but I think horses are better. They don’t need horns to protect themselves. But that’s pretty funny, have you got a copy? CD: We all love it, and it’s been on repeat since we got it, but who or what are your major musical influences? J: Pretty much just Simon and Garfunkel! We’re all massive fans. Obviously.

CD: Your songs are so catchy, who can take credit for those? J: I’d say me. [laughs] No, normally Alan and George will write something and we’ ll get together and arrange a melody for it. So I guess it’s a joint effort. CD: What has been your favourite gig so far and why? J: Manchester Moho live was fun because everyone was so nice and the sound was sick! At the end of the day we’re just a bunch of guys who like to have fun. CD: What’s next for the band? Do you have any upcoming shows? J: We are doing some in-stores soon to promote the single and we’re looking to tour again soon. We all love being on tour; we get to play pranks on the other bands and sleep in a stinky van. Heaven. CD: And finally, if you could have written any song, which would you pick? J: Any song ever? Roundabout by Yes! Massive tune. 43 c

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Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson, (better known

dark lyrics. Along with lightly layered, minimalist

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She quotes some ofher biggest musical inspirations and influences as Edith Piaf, Nina Simone and the Fugees, amongst others. With only 21 years behind her, Lykke Li has

“It’s so surreal,” Li says. “I would describe my style as a bit schizo, I have a lot of black clothes and a lot of vintage.” She’s got a tonne of UK dates scheduled for later this year, but she’s keeping tight-lipped on any other future plans.

of unrequited love and lost souls,

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Bat For Lashes is the musical offering from the multi-talented Natasha Khan. Not only an accomplished singer/songwriter but she can also play several instruments and has been described as a visual artist. After a few years in the music industry, her second album, Two Suns, has earned her critical acclaim and brought her to the public’s attention. Her haunting yet beautiful voice has earned her comparisons with artists like Björk, Kate Bush and PJ Harvey. 31-year-old Khan spent parts of her childhood in Pakistan, where her father was born and raised, before eventually settling in Brighton. Khan studied music and visual arts before going on to work as a nursery school teacher. It was during this period she had a very vivid dream and began to write the material for her first album. “Whenever I’m writing music it’s a very visual place in my mind,” says Khan. “It is a location full of characters and colours and

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landscapes, so those two things really complement each other, and they help the other one to blossom and support the other. They are like brother and sister.” After being discovered by record label Echo, her debut album Fur and Gold was released and she gained a steady following. Her distinctive video for single What’s A Girl To Do? Put her on the map in 2008 and she has since found herself in the charts and getting airplay on national radio stations. As well as being a hit in the music industry, Khan is somewhat of a style icon. Described as “Pocahontas meets a peacock,” her eclectic and effortlessly cool attire

has set tongues wagging in the fashion world. The way she dresses definitely reflects her music. You can’t quite put your finger on what it is, but it definitely works. She has even collaborated with Alexander McQueen on items of clothing in his McQ collection. However, Khan is very modest about her new style status. “When it came to people wanting to do press pictures early on I really delved into my inspirations and just picked out things that spoke to me in quite a spontaneous way,” she states. “I feel like that’s carried on. I’ve really developed my understanding of what I like to wear, and I’ve got more comfortable in my fashion and knowing what I like and don’t like.” Khan’s style is definitely theatrical, and she takes the term costume jewellery to a whole new level. She crosses native-American with vintage and admits to loving “all the beautiful drag queens of New York” as depicted in photos by Diane Arbus. Whilst her clothing is often nothing out-of-the-ordinary, she uses accessories and make-up in a way that most definitely makes her stand out. As well as being an acclaimed musician and accessory queen, she’s also been lucky in love. She has been with boyfriend Will Lemon of New York band Moon On Moon for three-and-a-half years, and he has provided more than a little inspiration for her music.. All-in-all, Khan seems quite pleased with her lot. She does what she wants in terms of music, style and even creates her own sets when performing. She’s enjoying everything life has to throw at her but isn’t taken any of it too seriously. “I’m in a process at the moment which I am enjoying, discovering a lot of other things. I feel quite childlike still, quite silly.” Two Suns is available to buy now.

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Spring Summer Each summer, florals come out of hiding, and this season is no exception with lots of pretty prints to choose from. House of Holland chose to add a quirky touch with his floral cycling shorts, teamed with a floaty t-shirt and jaunty top hat. If you prefer something softer, a nude palette has been seen scattered across the catwalk too. Erin Featherstone sent a handful of models wearing simple nude dresses, with cute touches such as exaggerated ruffles and bows. It makes us want to dig out our old ballet skirts and twirl around the office. Take a look at Alexander

Wang’s collection, for inspiration on how to wear this season’s denim. From oversized denim shirts, to fitted waistcoats teamed with black leather and gold chain, there’s something there for everyone. By far our favourite though, was Luella’s collection. The collection was referred to as a mix of Marie Antoinette meets Madonna, and we are definately smitten. With little flashes of lace and the occasional ruffle, it was just the right amount of prim and proper, with a hint of rock chick. We’re off to search for the perfect pair of those lilac lace gloves.


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which is set across three storeys, has been modelled on London’s infamous Oxford Circus branch. DJ Mark Ronson provided the entertain ment, and the event was attended by a host of celebrities, including Jenifer Hudson, J-Lo and Lady Gaga. Topshop has a near cult following, and definitely captures our great London street style that continually inspires Americans, so now our US counterparts can join in on the fun.

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the first way young girls could express their own taste in hair and fashion. When you’re young your parents decide how you dress and you’re not at liberty to work out what make up suits you. Having a Barbie allowed you to have all the fun of dressing up without getting into trouble. There were so many different types of Barbie as well. By living vicariously through her you could become a vet, lifeguard or ballerina whilst looking after your little sister and having fun with your perfect boyfriend. It’s no surprise then that her catwalk show was packed out, with many invited guests unable to get into the venue. The designers did Barbie proud, with lots of amazing outfits that would make any girl jealous – from beautiful evening dresses to cool daywear. Unsurprisingly, there was more than a hint of Barbie’s signature colour – pink. Many of the guests said that the show was one of the best in Fashion Week. Long live the Queen of Plastic!

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This spring has seen Bay Trading get a complete revamp. The brand once known for it’s bad quality fabrics and abundance of sequins has now got more of a ‘Topshop’ influence. It has now joined our other favourite high street stores with its on-trend items and purse friendly prices. Bay has had a complete style overhaul, and there are definitely no complaints. With a large collection of cute summer dresses and pretty accessories, all perfect for this season, there is something for everyone. In their recent Spring/Summer collection, you can choose from beautiful Motel-style dresses and tulip skirts, without the hefty price tag.

Here at cellardoor, we have already got our eyes on those acid-wash skinny jeans and salmon pink button down dress, which wil look great during the day with a pair of gladiator sandals or with heels for a night out. Bay Trading’s brand director, Jane Eskriett says: ”We’re targeting the Topshop customer but competing with New Look on our pricing. “We’ve also got a brand new grey and orange logo and a new boutique-style store concept, which we’re all really excited about.” I think it’s safe to say Bay Trading has made an epic comeback, just in time for summer. It couldn’t have been more perfect!


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Matthew Williamson is the latest designer to get the H&M treatment. Following hot-on-the-heels of Stella McCartney and Comme Des Garcons, the bohoking has just launched his first collection for H&M. Not straying too far from the style he is best known for, this one-off collection sees a fusion of casual beachwear and high-fashion mixed with Williamson’s exotic prints. “Colour is one of the defining aspects of my signature style. I focused on the iconic peacock

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The Boat That Rocked tells the story of expelled 18 year-old Carl, played by Tom Sturridge who has been sent by his mother to spend time with his godfather Quentin (Bill Nighy). Quentin happens to be the boss of Radio Rock – a pirate radio station on an old trawler anchored in the North Sea broadcasting to the British public. Leader of the pack is Philip Seymour Hoffman, a brash American known as the Count, whose anarchic co-broadcasters include Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Ralph Brown and Rhys Darby. Rock The Boat is totally different to anything Curtis has done before – the opposite in fact. Curtis came up with the idea for the film after remembering how he himself used to sneakily listen to pirate stations such as Radio Caroline before they were shut down by the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act of 1967. Unlike Curtis’ other films, which are considered chick flicks that men can’t credibly admit to liking, this is definitely a film that men will enjoy. The actors are likeable and there are enough beautiful women to look at. There is definitely a draw for the girls too, however, in the shape of Tom Sturridge. The 23 year-old star has been acting since he was a child, most notably in the TV series Gulliver’s Travels which was directed by dad Charles Sturridge and co-starred mum Phoebe Nicholls. Oh, and he also happens to be best mates with Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson. We’re sure he has a glittering career ahead of him and will no doubt win over many of our readers. Definitely one to watch! The ensemble feel of the film echoes that of a sketch show, and with so much comedic talent in the cast there was never any doubt that this film would have us in stitches. Each DJ has their own distinct personality and quirks as well as their own little storyline within the film. The cast truly make this film what it is. Whilst the government tries to find a way to close the pirate radio stations down, you find yourself truly rooting for everyone working on-board and feeling triumphant when things go their way. We at cellardoor love this film, and we think you will too. 93


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Between 01 July - 31 Aug 2009 The Film4 Summer Screen returns to the grand setting of Somerset House again this year for nine nights in August, transforming the beautiful courtyard of this grand 18th-century building into a full scale open-air cinema, complete with a state of the art giant screen, 35mm projection and surround sound. The programme features an inspired programme of movie classics and recent favourites. Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs.

On 19th September 2009 Harewood House in Yorkshire is once again turning into a drive in movie ground. The chosen film this year is Grease, so grab your hair gel and get on down for a great night

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cut to the chase… The newest gem to hit our miracles of technology is the TV show. Now we know that’ s what televisions are designed for, but we can’ t easily carry one of those around in our pockets, so you see our excitement. We can now purchase practically any aired television programme at the click of a mouse and cost of £1.89 per episode, and have it ready to watch whenever we desire. This means never getting behind again, and we love that idea. Thanks to the geniuses at apple you can now subscribe to your favourite shows so that they’ re automatically downloaded whenever a new episode airs, and just sit there patiently for you to watch at your convenience, all without a single advert break. So with that in mind I’ll leave you to read on, as I need to get back to my paused episode of the hills… er, I mean my article for next months issue…

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Primark - www.primark.com (0118 960 6300)

Forever 21 www.forever21.com

Topshop - www.topshop.com (0845 121 4519)

H&M - www.hm.com (020 7323 2211)

Urban Outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk (0845 661 4289)

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