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T A N T R U M M A G ISSUE #1 - JUNE 2011
6 _ Style Queens 10 _ Ladies and Gentlemen: The Jezebels 18 _ Pony Tale 20 _ Peace of Elegance 30 _ New Faces 38 _ The Lost Girls 40 _ Photoautomat 44 _ Rising Stars 49 _ Girls 56 _ Fashion of the Future 60 _ Sittin’ in the back row drinkin’ Pepsi... 72 _ Dirty Knees 80 _ She’s a Wildfox 83 _ The Factory 93 _ Music Review 98 _ From London to Glasgow
EDITOR’S LETTER A: So, it’s been over a year now since we started and we
A: Fingers and toes crossed! The thing I like
have made it! Our first issue seems slightly surreal...
the most is that our own shoots were inspired
N: I still can’t quite get my head around it! I
by us. Personally, I’ve always wanted to do an editorial
remember when it was just a spark of an idea
in Brighton as it’s my favourite place! And I’ve always
in our minds. Where has that year gone?!
been intrigued as to what went on in the Warhol factory,
A: And to think we wasn’t even friends at the time!
and I must say I’m slightly obsessed with Edie Sedgwick!
N: Yes, I’ve noticed! Yep, I feel the same, mine are
heavily influenced by childhood, nostalgia, and erm...
punk rock. My ‘Girls’ shoot was pretty much about
a somewhat creepy, haunting side of nostalgia,
N: Ah, those were the days. Just goes to show the power
which often seems to make an appearance within
of fate. In some weird way (please ignore the cheesi-
my work. I’m just astounded that I didn’t create a
ness of the following part...) it’s like we were always
shoot that was a homage to my idol, Mick Jagger!
destined to work together. And be friends. Whether
A: Maybe you could save it for the next issue. You can do
you acknowledge the fact or not, I know there’s a
your idol and I can do mine - Engelbert Humperdinck!
little Nav-shaped section somewhere in your heart!
A: Haha! It has to be said, we are a good
A: I cant wait! Even though our debut issue is top notch,
team! Anyway enough of the cheesiness. How
I’m thinking the next one’s gonna be even bigger!
do you think Tantrum no.1 has turned out?
N: I think that’s the thing with us. We just try and
N: Of course our opinions are going to be a bit bi-
out-do ourselves every time. We’re ridiculously ambi-
ased towards it but I’m genuinely really pleased with
tious but it’s such a good thing and it’s something we
how it’s turned out. The magazine, the blog, the up-
need to cling onto. There’s a sense of unpredictability
coming website - everything. It’s all coming together
about us, in creative terms. We’re always experiment-
to create something bigger than I could’ve imagined
ing, always coming up with something new so each
this time last year. It’s insane to finally be able to
time we enter a new project, you can be sure it’s go-
visualise the magazine itself though, don’t you think?
ing to be different from everything we’ve done before.
A: Definitely. Its so nice to actually see some-
You can always expect us to do the unexpected. We’re
thing on a screen instead of picturing it in your
like the Gaga’s of the Fashion Publishing world...
head all the time. I think the whole aesthet-
A: I can never decide if I like Gaga. I think it’s
ic of the magazine is something new and fresh
a love hate relationship. Anyway, over and out.
N: I agree, I hope everyone else likes it as much as we do!
T A N T R U M M
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STYLE Â QUEENS Â movie Â style Â icons You Â know Â how Â it Â goes, Â right? Â When Â youâ€™re Â
icon then the fact she was about 30 years ahead of her
watching Â a Â movie Â and Â you Â spot Â that Â one Â char-Â
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acter Â you Â totally Â wish Â you Â could Â be. Â The Â char-Â acter Â whoâ€™s Â bold, Â unafraid, Â sassy Â and Â has Â that Â individual, Â quirky Â style Â down Â to Â a Â tee. These kinds of people only really exist in movies because nobody in the real world is brave enough to give their carefree and often eccentric fashions a go, but we say â€œTo KHOO ZLWK WKDWÂľ 'RQÂˇW FRQIRUP $IWHU DOO RQO\ GHDG Ă€VK JR ZLWK WKH Ă RZ 7DNH D OHDI RXW RI 7DQWUXPÂˇV VW\OH bible and grab onto the attitude and, most importantly, fashion sense of the silver-screens alternative style icons CORINNE Â â€œTHIRD Â DEGREEâ€? Â BURNS Â â€“ Â LADIES Â AND Â GENTLEMEN, Â THE Â FABULOUS Â STAINS. -ÂTHE Â
Known for her iconic eye make-up, â€œskunkâ€? hairdo and anarchist attitude, itâ€™s insanely easy to see why â€œThird-Degree Burnsâ€? is the poster girl for the proto-punk era.With a closet that seems to consist solely of a few skimpy, sheer blouses and dark underwear â€“ which Burns modestly wears with some tights and high-heeled booties, she embodies all that is a true â€˜80s punk rock chick. Sure, the whole see-through negligee look may not be for everyone but hey, Burns was rocking that whole â€˜underwear as outerwearâ€™ trend before anyone even knew what it meant. If the minimalist black/ white/red wardrobe doesnâ€™t cement her place as a style 7
Words Navneet Gill Illustrations Tilly Wilde
DAWN Â WEINER Â -Â Â Â WELCOME Â TO Â THE Â DOLLHOUSE THE Â
With her garish knitted jumpers, love for oversized bobbles and penchant for clashing prints and acid-bright colours, Dawn Weiner, in all her bespectacled glory could easily be mistaken for a young Betty Suarez. Okay, so you might need to pop on a pair of sunglasses to check her out without wincing and although the lovable dork seems painfully awkward and unsure of herself, the one thing weâ€™re sure of is that the girlâ€™s got balls! I mean, come on! Lime green OHJJLQJV WHDPHG ZLWK D UR\DO EOXH Ă DPHQFRVW\OH WRS" Itâ€™s so uncool that itâ€™s actually kind of cool. Letâ€™s face it, nobody channels tacky â€˜90s style quite like the Weinerdog.
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$KK(QLG9HWHUDQRIPDQ\DVW\OHSURĂ€OHEXWIRUDGDPQ good reason. This girl has got it going on, and weâ€™re not even exactly sure what â€˜itâ€™ is. Mixing her non-conformist attitude with riot grrrl-esque plaid skirts, vintage tees, bold glasses and of course â€“ acid-green hair, Enidâ€™s got it all. From creepers to biker jackets with some cutesy vintage collared shirts thrown in for good measure, she totally nails her â€œobvious, 1977 original punk rock lookâ€?. And donâ€™t forget that iconic batgirl mask (she was probably single-handedly responsible for the increase in sales of fetish-y superhero masksâ€Ś) So, if 70s punk x 90s grungey grrrl is youâ€™re preferred fashion choice then feel free to join us at Tantrum as we worship at the alter of the ultimate alt-style icon that is Enid Coleslaw.
MESSY . GOOD. FUN.
The Â Jezebels
Photography Hannah Beth Todd Styling Navneet Gill
Photographer - Hannah-Beth Todd Art Direction - Navneet Gill Models - Amber Bradbury, Mollie Kingsley, Poppy Twist, Dom Vine (Poppy & The Jezebels) MUA - Becky Hunting, Ami Streets Hair - Jennifer Brown Clothes Clothes: Bandâ€™s own.
PONY Â TALE
by Laura-Jane Ross When Â we Â think Â back Â to Â our Â childhood, Â weâ€™re Â often Â graced Â with Â Toy Â Story Â style Â memo-Â ries Â of Â our Â furry Â and Â plastic Â best Â friends. Â Friends Â that Â were Â everything Â we Â need-Â ed, because thatâ€™s how we made them up to be. The 80â€™s and 90â€™s were great for all the different toys that girls could have and be imaginative with. Beanie Babies, Furbies, and my personal favourites; My Little Ponies. Days on end would be spent with these multi-coloured plastic horses, taking them on adventures and creating unique personalities for every single one of them. It was innocent fun at itâ€™s best, but quite recently Iâ€™ve found myself asking (and I know Iâ€™m not alone in this): Where are they now? In a bid to answer this question, I entered the world of collectLQJGHDGVHWRQĂ€QGLQJP\ROGSODVWLFIULHQGVDQGOHDUQLQJ some new things about the plastic-pony world along the way. Collecting at an age past thirteen might sound a little odd, especially when the â€˜collectionsâ€™ in question are in IDFWFKLOGUHQÂˇVWR\V7KLVZDVWKHĂ€UVWWKRXJKWWKDWHQWHUHG my mind, but it was quickly kicked back out again when I realised that thereâ€™s a whole online world of people out there who are looking for remnants of their childhood too. I stumbled upon the My Little Pony Arena - an online community where collectors trade, sell, chat and customize WKHLURZQSRQ\FUHDWLRQV,ZDVZDU\DWĂ€UVWP\SHUFHStions (probably like the rest of the modern world) were along the lines of â€˜hmm, do I want to be associated with
these middle-aged freaks?’. The answer, I found, was yes. And as it happens, the ‘freaks’ in question turned out to be everyday, average people, just looking to gain a little bit of their childhood back. To take a hold of something that they used to cherish so much and try and bring that adolescent happiness into their mundane, everyday lives. That was it. From then, I was hooked. My herd was gradually growing, but it paled in comparison to the pony colonies of some of the friends’ I’d made on the arena. In the community, some members have as many as 2000 ponies, and dedicate whole rooms of their houses to showcasing their achievements. I soon discovered there were ponies I couldn’t even have imagined existed. There were even foreign variants, which were dubbed in the community as ‘Nirvanas’ and beneath all the plastic playfulness, were people that I’d have never met if it weren’t for this shared love of something so simple. People from all over the world, from various different backgrounds and different decades.
end. Aside from doing cartwheels in the grass and eating
Without getting sentimental, it was unity at its best.
Angel Delight for every meal, ponies have brought back some amazing memories of the past, and paved the way
When asked if they thought collecting ponies was weird,
for new ones in my adult life, keeping that innocence and
most of them gave a solid no. It was healthy, it was
fun forever tied to me. And damn, I couldn’t be prouder.
fun, it wasn’t harming anyone. I had to agree. Finding, restoring and displaying my growing collection gave me a sense of indulgence. I felt happier every time I saw them. But most of all, I felt young again. My inner child was squealing inside with delight. I felt inspired. Collecting has always been a quirk of human nature. Whether it be postage stamps, bottle caps or plastic horses, it gives everyone a sense of achievement who embarks on it. There’s a thrill, a chase, and a reward at the
Simone wears lace corset, waisted wool pencil skrirt, and white leather jacket all Beyond Retro
OF E LEG AN C E Photography
Simone wears beaded top and leather pencil skirt both Beyond Retro
Simone wears black wool pencil skirt Beyond Retro, white blouse and cream belt both Frock on Vintage
Smone wears full length beaded dress Beyond Retro
Simone wears leather skirt and shoes Beyond Retro, belt and woolen jumper Frock on Vintage. Earings modelâ€™s own.
Photography Laura McCluskey
Name: Yasmin Salmon Age: 15 City: Brazil/London L: Describe your personality in 3 words... Y: Happy/ Positive/ Mental L: Have you always wanted to be a model? Y: Umm Yes I would say so L: Who is your favourite past or present model and why? Y: Lindsey Wixson, I love her mouth L: Best and worst thing about being a model …Y: Meeting different people and getting lost when going to castings L: Who would you love to be shot by/ what campaign would you like to be in? Y: I would really like to be in something like Teen Vogue L: What’s your favourite place to go and why? Y: I love just staying at home and relaxing L: What is your dream or wish? Y: To have a puppy for my 16th! You’re only young once so.......LIVE IN THE MOMENT! 32
Name: Â Â Paige Â Scrivens Â Â Â Â Â Â Age: Â Â 16 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â City: Â Doncaster /+RZZHUH\RXÂśGLVFRYHUHGÂˇ"36KRSSLQJLQ7RSVKRSLQ6KHIĂ€HOG,ZDVZHDULQJP\VFKRROXQLIRUP L: Describe your personality in 3 words: P: Bubbly/ Hardworking/ Loyal L: Have you always wanted to be a model? P: Yes, Iâ€™ve always wanted to be in magazines L:Who is your favourite past or present model and why? P: Elle Macpherson â€“ Business woman, Model and Mum L: Best and worst thing about being a modelâ€ŚP: Best is having my hair and makeup done Worst is travelling L: Who would you love to be shot by/ what campaign would you like to be in? P: I would love to be in a Chanel campaign â€“ I love their adverts for perfume. I love the style of the brand. /:KDWÂˇV\RXUIDYRXULWHSODFHWRJRDQGZK\"36HDVLGHZLWKP\IDPLO\SOD\LQJRQWKHEHDFKDQGFUDEĂ€VKLQJZLWKP\ Dad- really fun! L: What is your dream or wish? P: To have a successful career so that I can support my family and enjoy life! Youâ€™re only young once so . . ...LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX
Name: Minnie Brady Age: 17 City: Surrey L: How were you ‘discovered’? M: Luella fashion show at the races L:Describe your personality in 3 words: M: Naughty/ Clumsy/ Carefree L: Have you always wanted to be a model? M: I had never thought of it before I got scouted L: Who is your favourite past or present model and why? M: Natalia Vodianova or Brigitte Bardot – just because they’re amazing L: Best and worst thing about being a model …M: Best is the people I have met and the worst is the early mornings L: Who would you love to be shot by/ what campaign would you like to be in? M: Mario Testino! And Burberry would be pretty brill! L: What’s your favourite place to go and why? M: The lake near my house – you can take amazing pictures there and its massive with a waterfall, so never boring! L: What is your dream or wish? M: To be an art auctioneer – that probably sounds like the most boring wish ever… You’re only young once so . . . DON’T WISH IT AWAY 36
Name: Malaika Firth Age: 17 City: I live in London L: How were you ‘discovered’? M: After we watched ‘The Model Agency’ programme, my mother called them and Premier arranged an appointment for me to go in L: Describe your personality in 3 words: M: Lovable/ Cheeky/ Warm-hearted L: Have you always wanted to be a model? M: Yes, since the age of 5 I used to catwalk in my room L: Who is your favourite past or present model and why? M: Tyra Banks, because she reminds me of myself in her younger years. She’s very inspiring and this helps motivate me L: Best and worst thing about being a model …M: Best – Being in front of the camera. Worst – N/A L: Who would you love to be shot by/ what campaign would you like to be in? M: I would love to be in Vogue magazine. I’d love to be the face of Next – their clothes are great! L: What’s your favourite place to go and why? M: Kenya because its very hot and most of my family live there L: What is your dream or wish? M: My wish is to do really well in the modelling world and help my mum and dad! You’re only young once so . . ...I will try and make the best of my career 37
All models from Premier, clothesbymodels Yasmin and Malaika’s makeup Ellie own Gill using MAC, Minnie and Paige’s makeup by Veronica Perez Diaz using MAC All clothing model’s own All models @ Premier Model Management
The Lost Girls
Words Tiffany Baxter Image Amy Edgar
Youth is meant to be a time when you can experiment with and
through their children, without considering the effect it
develop not only your style but personal views and attitudes
could have upon their precious offspring in the future.
in life. When you’re young you can get away with dipping in and out of social subcultures with relative freedom in
These ‘pageant parents’ spend extravagant sums of mon-
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ey on various means to make sure their little darling
you have to repeat to your parents that the all-black
is the best in show. Hairdressers, costumes (no hold-
attire with accompanying cloud of gloom is NOT JUST
ing back on the diamanté and frills), choreographers,
A PHASE but who you really are, only to change
make-up artists and in one case even a professional
identity a month or two later. Your younger years
model to demonstrate the proper walk are all added
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sembling the poor girl who had to undergo the whole process. This new creature struts onto stage looking as
There are, however, some young girls (and occasion-
if she (or he) has been dipped in a radioactive vat,
ally boys) who don’t get to experience this and are
her mother in the crowd who is already miming the
is beautiful and what isn’t. I am, of course, talk-
dance moves and telling them to grimace. Sorry, we
ing about child beauty pageants. A world in which
mean smile, although we’ve seen Barbie dolls that smile
quite often sparkles, hairspray and fake tan reign
more naturally. Oh and don’t forget to blow that all-
supreme. If a grown woman wants to enter herself
important cheeky kiss to the judges for bonus points!
into a pageant then that is her decision and hopefully one she’s thought through and understands but
We’re not saying this is an unacceptable way to look,
from what we’ve seen, it’s a different scenario in these
if you’re old enough to decide for yourself then go
child pageants, many of which even feature toddlers.
ahead but we don’t think it’s fair to teach young girls that this is how they need to look in order to
be happy with themselves. Even though these com-
show, the parents (and especially mothers) of these
petitions include talent sections, the emphasis is on
kids seem to have let themselves go and yet force
appearances, and surely this aspect is telling young
their children to go through rigorous routines in an
girls that they are only of value if they look good?
attempt to win a tiara and a cash prize. You can’t
One pageant website even offers photo retouching be-
help but think that they are just living their own per-
cause children with missing teeth aren’t cute and they
sonal dreams that they have now deemed unachievable,
could always do with some more eyelashes, apparently.
There is nothing wrong with taking pride in your ap-
fund but this seems counter-productive considering the
pearance but style should be something personal to
costs involved in the whole process. Even if the par-
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ents donâ€™t invest in all the added extras like so many
is not something that should make girls feel bad
others do (Acid-bright spray tan? check. DiamantĂŠ-
about themselves if they donâ€™t look exactly the way
encrusted tiara? Check) it seems that the kids wonâ€™t
that a beauty pageant judge would like them to.
be orange enough or have a glitzy enough ensemble in order for them to win so why bother?
Those in favour of this industry (one that makes millions of dollars in the US every year) argue
This phenomenon of childrenâ€™s beauty pageants
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pageants. Drama classes, for example? Less well-
hasnâ€™t yet quite reached the scale of popularity
off families enter the pageants in order to try
in the UK as it has in the United States and
and earn some cash towards their childâ€™s college
we can safely say, we really hope it never will.
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Images Photoautomat Styling and Interview Amy Edgar 42
$W WKH EDFN RI 6KRUHGLWFKÂˇV EDU DQG QLJKW FOXE &DUJR OLHV D FKLOGKRRG PHPRU\ WKDW \RX FDQ Ă€QDOO\ UHlive. Photoautomat have brought back the original photobooths that you probably all remember from when you used to steal money from your mumâ€™s purse and go and sneak out with your friends for some photobooth fun! The booth in question is an original 1970â€™s that has been restored and is carefully maintained by itâ€™s owner, Alex Kokott. We sat down with Alex to hear more about the nostalgic company... When Â and Â How Â did Â Photoautomat Â all Â start Â out? Photoautomat was established about 6-7 years ago in Germany by my friends Ole and Asger. They started off with one booth in Berlin. Back then it was just a fun project for them, but soon they became very popular and they had to install more booths to meet the demand. After Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Italy, Paris and the newest addition in Vienna followed. $IWHUPDQ\YLVLWVWR%HUOLQDQGHQGOHVVSKRWRERRWKVVHVVLRQV,Ă€QDOO\GHFLGHGWZR\HDUVDJRWRLQVWDOOWKHĂ€UVWERRWKLQ/RQGRQ As Â the Â machine Â is Â a Â 1970â€™s Â vintage Â photo Â booth, Â what Â is Â it Â like Â maintaining Â it? There is a lot to learn technically. I am a chef by trade, so that was not much help with looking after the booth. It
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photography became accessible for everybody. We still try to maintain that as-
pect by being cheaper and providing a little space where everybody can have a bit of fun or get creative. What Â is Â the Â future Â of Â Photoautomat? Photo 43
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It was always the core idea to be more an art/community project rather than a business. I hope we can attract more artists to use the booth for projects in the future. Iâ€™m also trying to get some booths installed along the Southbank, maybe Brick Lane or some of the big galleries like Tate or Barbican. Two years ago I had a booth installed at the Rankin
Models: Clare Alana Ford (lighter wig), Rachel E from Sapphires Model Managment (sunglasses), Olivia Ausrine Grikauskaite (dark wig)
Live exhibition. That was a great success and made a great background for an installation.
STARS* By Char McManus
With Â the Â birth Â of Â our Â fledgling Â debut Â issue Â
childhood, Tantrum fell in love with Yang Duâ€™s super cute
comes Â the Â very Â apt Â theme, Â â€˜Youâ€™re Â Only Â Young Â
sleeveless Mr. Superman and Mr. Batman dresses, as well
Onceâ€™ â€“ and however you wish to interpret
as the larger-than-life big cat beanie hats, which feature
that sentiment, be it a notion of carpe diem,
a studded woolly lion/tiger head perched atop your own.
a feeling of joie de vivre or just a good old expression of â€˜This Is Our Timeâ€™ youth culture, what better way to express it than with a look at Tantrum magazineâ€™s Rising Stars of 2011? Here, we bring you the very brightest and most exciting stars that are starting to shine in their respective fields, bringing their own fresh, dynamic brand of illumination to todayâ€™s creative cosmos. We predict big things for all of them this yearâ€Ś
DESIGNERâ€“YANG Â DU Â Born and raised in Dallan, North China, Yang Du came to London to undertake degrees in Fashion Print and Womenswear at Central St. Martins, cutting her teeth with industry bigwigs like Dior, Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon before striking out on her own with her self-titled
DESIGNER Â â€“ Â ALEX Â NOBLE Â
label. Transforming clean, simple silhouettes with her own brand of supersized, cartoonised magic, Yang Duâ€™s designs
If you havenâ€™t heard of Alex Noble before, the one thing
look like something dreamt up by a synesthetic unicorn,
you absolutely must know about him is that he is the
hyper on sherbet and skittles. Key pieces include oversized
design talent behind *that* bondage strap dress in Lady
T-shirt dresses with animal motifs and bright, bold prints
Gagaâ€™s â€˜Bad Romanceâ€™ video. Yeah, thatâ€™s right. London-
(think Day-Glo lions, geometric strawberries and a huuuge
based man about town, Alex graduated from LCF with a
hippo). With six collections under her belt so far, Yang
degree in design before working as a stylist and costume
Duâ€™s designs stand well out from the crowd by being loud,
proud and instantly recognisable, and are taking the well-
tor (he snagged the role of curator at arty hotspot Dalston
dressed masses by storm â€“ Daisy Lowe, Florence Welch
Superstore), with his artwork creating the colourful face
and Marina and the Diamonds have all been snapped
of East London club night and record Label Batty Bassâ€™.
wearing her stuff, and Selfridges recently showcased her work as part of their â€˜Bright Young Thingsâ€™ installation.
However, itâ€™s his fashion designs that have really been grabbing attention these last two years â€“ not just in the UK,
Upon seeing her recent S/S11 collection â€˜He Is A Super-
but world-over. Combining sculpted silhouettes with gothic
manâ€™, which was inspired by elements of the designerâ€™s
detail (and sometimes a helluva lot of masking tape), top46
level stylists like Nicola Formichetti have requested bespoke pieces for shoots with names like Mario Testino and Steven Klein, and both Florence Welch and Lady GaGa have showcased his work at star-studded events, including the Brits. Most recently, Alex presented his debut line â€˜The Soft Death Collectionâ€™ for A/W11 at London Fashion Week. Exploring the human anatomy in all its forms â€“ both inside and out â€“ pieces included deconstructed lace dresses, crystallised vital organs and an eerily beautiful skeleton-themed bodysuit. If thatâ€™s only the Ă€UVW FROOHFWLRQ ZH FDQÂˇW ZDLW WR VHH WKH VHFRQGÂŤ
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LEOMIE Â ANDERSON Â (MODEL) Â No doubt many of you will have seen up-and-coming London-based model Leomie on C4â€™s recent show The Model Agency. At 18 years old, and standing at nearly 5â€?11, her lithe, striking form caught the attention of Premier Model Management at the early age of 14, and since starting KHUĂ€UVWVHDVRQLQ6HSWHPEHUKDVVDVKD\HGGRZQWKH catwalk for the likes of Topshop Unique, Giles and Marc for Marc Jacobs, as well as doing editorial work for such titles as Italian Vogue and Marie Claire. Despite the perks of her career (not least the jet setting and undoubtedly fabulous FORWKHVÂŤ /HRPLHVHHPVWREHNHHSLQJKHUIHHWĂ€UPO\RQ the ground, with her calm, easygoing disposition (and enviably makeup-less mush) providing a welcome oasis from illustration by Ash Sheridan
the storm of teeth-gnashing, tears - and letâ€™s not forget tantrums â€“ that we saw from the rest of the programme.
illustration by Amy Edgar
CHLOE Â GRACE Â MORETZ Â (ACTOR) Â Despite only clocking in at a tender 14 years old, US-born
poster-child set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Jude Law
Chloe Grace Moretz has already made a considerable name
in Martin Scorseseâ€™s 1930â€™s Parisian mystery Hugo Cabret, as
for herself on the silver screen, having starred in high
well as reprising her role as Hit-Girl in the upcoming Kick-
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Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, which is due to come out next year.
the hugely popular Kick-Ass. Taking a big leap forward from the image of the saccharine-sweet child moppets of
yore (sorry, Olsen twins), Chloe has proven that she is
Chloe is also making waves as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most
more than capable of playing dark, hard-hitting parts; in
stylish starlets, having rocked designers like Miu Miu,
playing the vampire Abby in Let Me In she conveys a con-
Christian Dior and Stella McCartney on the red carpet
vincing demonic menace pulsing underneath her innocent
â€“ and whatâ€™s more, sheâ€™s reputed not to use a styl-
faĂ§ade, and her role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass sees her throw-
ist. Considering the (really, really) regrettable fashion
ing enough punches and cusses to make even LiLo blush.
choices that most of us made at that age, Tantrum canâ€™t deny that weâ€™re more than a little bit in love.
Big things are in the works for Chloe at the
RODEO MASSACRE (BAND) London three-piece Rodeo Massacre is Izzy (lead vocal, tam-
bourine), Zorba (guitar, drums, percussion, vocals) and Pat Dam Smyth (organ, bass, vocals). With a sound that con-
jures up images of a breakneck drive down Route 69
in a lipstick-red Cadillac. Tracks like ‘Mama Told Me So’ and ‘Zombies Of Life’ kick, drag and ‘oooohh-
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21st century sound. Another big band for the summer, Rodeo Massacre’s insistent, skin-tight
rhythms, twangy riffs and honey-gravel tones
will have you up and moving before you
their way into TanRiding off the critical success of their
recently released debut album If You
playlist with their own
Can’t Smoke ‘Em, Sell ‘Em, Rodeo
Massacre have an upcoming re-
electronic pop. If you’re
cord in the works called I’m
a fan of bands like Foals
Eighteen – Child Of Our Time,
and Friendly Fires, you’ll love
which is coming out on the
them. Tracks like ‘HRHRHYTHM’
26th of July. We’re excited
and ‘Cavalcade’ reverberate with
- not just because big
gentle, synth-laden feeling, whilst
names like Preston Hey-
‘BRKLYN // FIG ONE’ has enough
man of Massive Attack
dancey beats and twinkly percus-
and Chris Constanti-
sion to make you think the sun is
nou of Adam and
shining anywhere (even on the Tube)
the Ants will be
Interestingly, unsigned YAAKS keep their
identities staunchly hidden from the public
eye (apparently one of them is called Thom,
but that’s as much as we know), preferring to
express themselves instead through brooding lyr-
ics and obscure references to Jean-Jacques Rousseau
on their MySpace. Our interest is certainly piqued…
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models: Stephanie Warwick, Philippa MacConnachie and Emma Brownsword at Adage MUA - Hailey Ward
FASHION OF THE FUTURE Words char mcManus
Trends, trends, trends. It seems like you can’t for-
even turn your phone on these days (much less pick up a magazine – Tantrum have it on good authority that even Fly Fishing Weekly has its own Trends section now…) without
the latest and greatest in ‘WHAT’S HOT’
screaming back at you. What’s hip, what’s
But don’t pan-
happening, what’s Alexa-Keira-CherylKate-Agness wearing this week?
ic, you don’t have to start building a homemade DeLorean
Yawn. Today’s trends are, well… so yesterday. It’s time to bin WKRVHÁRUDOSULQWVDQG¶V ÁDUHV WKDW \RX·YH EHHQ stocking up on for spring/summer. If
just yet! Lucky for you, Tantrum has just gotten back from a star-spangled trip to LFW 2111, and we
come bearing all the latest details about the trends of tomorrow…
you really want to be on top of
in vogue, take a look
SPACE AGE COUTURE Over the next century, the development of space travel will see shut-
tles and probes reaching deeper reaches of the universe than ever before. Of course, it won’t take long for the fashion world to
catch on to all the latest offerings from the
ers of today who are already experimenting with
Final Frontier… space age couture is coming.
augmented reality clothing, by 2111 augmented reality jackets will be the perfect way to
Inspired by the extraterrestrial, and brought to
make a statement about yourself through your
life with the latest in LCD technology, fashions
style AND your contact information. Embedded
will see such developments as sun spot print
with electronic data that becomes visible when
replacing the outdated leopard print (we loved
viewed through a digital lens (e.g. phones, cam-
Prada’s luminous sun spot trench coat) with icy-
eras, computers), these pieces will be the way
toned comet-tail scarves adding a cool acces-
forward for any forward-thinking career girl.
sory to any discerning future trend-setter’s outfit.
By day, wear something smart, tailored and encrypted with your contact information, website
Of course, by then planet-hopping will seem no
links and portfolio. Colleagues and prospective
more glamorous than commuting on the tube – and
employers could be just a digital snapshot away
you’ll have to work to make a statement amongst
from your potential professional success! Tantrum
all of those drab neutral space shuttle shades.
fell in love with Viktor & Rolf ’s elegant struc-
Space age couture is all about standing out (trust
tured blazers and Alexander Wang’s fitted trench-
us, Jane Jetson got it so wrong with her purple
es – they catch any eye, digital or otherwise.
colour-coordination and er, lack of shoes). For bonus style points, theme your outfit according to
When night falls, many 2111-ers choose some-
whichever celestial body you’re headed to next. Sat-
thing slick and edgy (encoded with a phone num-
urn girls, for instance, should favour a bronze pal-
ber, or Future Facebook/Twitter links) to paint
ette and ring-inspired shapes, whereas Mars-bound
the town red in. Augmented reality biker jack-
ladies are sure to turn heads with fiery colours.
ets, sheer waistcoats and Martian fur gilets will
In addition, the progress of space travel will re-
all make the rounds in style hubs like London
cover new and exciting materials procured from
and New York. Warning: Undesirables can also
the farthest reaches of the galaxy, which soon
see your AR details in social scenes, so be sure
filter down to your local beauty department.
to know where your nearest bathroom/fire escapes are, lest you end up with some unsolic-
Expect to see moon rock eye shadows in shades of
ited texts the next day. Failing that, see to it
silver, mushroom and cloud, meteorite face pow-
that you only associate with attractive people.
ders, and lip-glosses shimmering with crystallised stardust. In addition to looking chic and over-
the-moon fabulous, space age makeup is 100% organic and cosmically environmentally friendly.
Forget those ungainly, mushroom-coloured moonboot things that the 1950s predicted for the
AUGMENTED REALITY JACKETS
New Millennium - the shoes de jour of the future are heels, heels, heels. Wear them as tall as you
Taking inspiration from the progressive design-
dare; with the advancements of hover technology, 58
previous concerns like rain, steps and uneven road
surfaces are no longer a worry. Simply click your heels together to propel yourself a few inches
Adverts: like them or lump them, they’re every-
off the ground, enabling you to manoeuvre tire-
where. Having once been confined to the much
some obstacles with ease. We found them per-
more manageable mediums of magazines and
fect for catching the Tube in rush hour and
computer screens, the ads of the future will be
beating the crowds during the January sales.
flying at us from every corner of cosmopolitan life, from shop windows to restaurants to passing
Braver fashionistas will be drawn to innovative
buses. And we mean flying at you – with the
models like AW11’s popular recycled satellite metal
majority of ads being digitalised, you’ll literally
boots and LED stilettos, with only the most auda-
be walking down the street through a forest
cious having the nerve to wear the McQueen label’s
of walking, talking 3D hologram endorsements.
extraordinary invisible platforms (which produce the startling effect of literally walking on air!).
Luckily for the citizens of 2111, some smart alec came up with the novel idea of ad-blocker sunglasses, complete with tinted lenses that effectively shut out any pesky electronic promotions (and any attendant headaches). Simply slide on a pair and it’s blissful, organic viewing for your tired eyes, meaning you can go about your day in relative peace. As you might expect, ad-blocker shades come in any number of styles and colours – one bold look rocking 2111 was Prada’s wraparound overhead pair, smoothly obscuring the eyes and the top half of the head (for the ultimate UV protection) in a singular curved lens. Team with red lipstick and a patterned bikini to devastate the crowds on the beach. So, now armed with your new knowledge of the Fashion of the Future, there should be no reason why you can’t conquer the trivial trends of today. There’s nothing left to do but take a deep breath,
Illustration by Navneet Gill
get out there and blow their minds wide open…
Illustration by Gemma Luker
HOLOGRAM-PRINT HANDBAGS Tired of saving up for months for the perfect
In addition to the most recent styles, owners
statement handbag, only to have it upstaged by
can also purchase classic designs on the Inter-
next season’s must-have version? Well, take heart
net, including the Fendi Baguette and the in-
in the fact that this cruel practice will soon be a
famous Hermès Birkin. Like any piece of tech-
thing of the past (in the future. Oh, the irony!).
nological ingenuity, iBags won’t come cheap…
Facilitated by the latest innovations in hologram-
but with the –extremely welcome - advan-
enabled ‘smart-fabric’ technology, fashion houses
tage that your handbag will never again fail
will release seasonal handbags (aka iBags) that
to complement your outfit, we think it’s well
periodically refresh themselves in the label’s lat-
worth foregoing a couple of months sans food.
est colour and print, with the visual information being virtually downloaded directly into the fibres.
I went to a chinese restaurant to buy a loaf of BREAD BREAD BREAD, They wrapped it up in a five pound note and this is what they SAID SAID SAID... My name is Elvis Presley Girls are sexy Sittin’ in the back row drinkin’ pepsi Boys go **KISS KISS** Girls go WOO!
Photography Ryan Handy Styling Amy Edgar
Eliza wears trouser suit, sports bra top all H&M, patent brogues Topshop. (Opposite page) - Shoes from left to right, platform lace-ups New Look, Leopard Print platforms ASOS, Black buckled shoes New Look.
Eliza wears sunglasses (as before) lace cream dress, brown tie up jersey shirt all Topshop, knee high socks and ankle socks Primark, Shoes ASOS, belt stylistâ€™s own.
Nails Barry M Yellow and Instant Nail Effects in Black Model: Eliza Warman Photograher : Ryan Handy Stylist: Amy Edgar MUA: Charlotte Boddy
“if i can’t dance, i don’t want to be part of your revolution” emma _goldman
DIRTY Â KNEES Photography Kristin Kerr Styling Navneet Gill
Lauren wears bow by Little Fille, Cropped blouse ASOS, Button-up skirt Topshop, Espadrille creepers Monki
Lauren wears Bows by Little Fille Cat dress American Apparel Creepers Lazy Oaf x Underground shoes Opposite page: Lauren wears Lilac Dress and blue shirt both vintage and woven booties Topshop.
Lauren wears Dress Motel Pastel purple boots Doc Martens
photographer: Kirstin Kerr Stylist Navneet Gill Model: Lauren Andrew MUA - Nina Saleem
SHEâ€™S Â A Â WILDFOX Â Â Interview By Navneet Gill
No Â d oubt Â y ouâ€™ve Â h eard Â o f Â W ildfox, Â t he Â s uper-Âcool Â LA Â brand, Â famed Â for Â their Â baggy, Â pop-Âculture Â inspired Â g raphic Â t ees Â a nd Â d reamy Â p hoto Â s hoots. We caught up with Kimberly Gordon, one half of the self-titled â€˜Wildfox Sistersâ€™ on typical rainy day in London. After trekking through the cold city streets, complete with our inside-out umbrellas, soaked shoes and stragJO\GDPSKDLUZHĂ€QDOO\PDGHLWWRWKH&RYHQW*DUGHQ Hotel, where we were greeted by the fresh-faced Kim Gordon, looking typically â€˜LAâ€™ with her California glow and effortlessly tousled hair. She looked like sheâ€™d been catching some gnarly waves. We looked like weâ€™d just been attacked by sharks. This is how it all went down. N: Â We Â know Â youâ€™ve Â probably Â had Â this Â ques-Â
tion Â a Â million Â times Â but Â weâ€™re Â going Â to Â roll Â with Â it Â anyway. Â Why Â did Â you Â choose Â the Â name Â â€˜Wildfoxâ€™ Â for Â the Â brand?
of course. Iâ€™m inspired by everything, from the chair
youâ€™re sitting on to everything around you. I sometimes
thing seems to already be copyrighted! My business
even dream up designs in my sleep â€“ I work 24/7!â€?
partnerâ€™s mum actually came up with it. We thought of â€˜Stonefoxâ€™ but really liked the connotations that
N: Â The Â aesthetic Â seems Â to Â be Â really Â influenced Â
came with â€˜Wildfoxâ€™. Itâ€™s about being wild and free.
by Â the Â carefree Â L.A Â lifestyle. Â Do Â you Â think Â
We were actually called â€˜Whitehorseâ€™ at one point too.â€?
Wildfox Â would Â have Â a Â different Â feel Â if Â you Â were Â based Â in Â a Â different Â city?
N: Â What Â are Â the Â main Â influences Â and Â inspira-Â
K: â€œNo. I love California but the brand aesthet-
tions Â behind Â Wildfox?
ic comes more from how you are with your girl-
K: â€œFavourite movies and best friends. Iâ€™m a really
friends and that doesnâ€™t change from city to city.â€?
romantic person, I romanticise everything. Also, blogs. I get a lot of inspiration from blogs. And music, 81
N: We get the feel, from both your designs and the styling in your lookbooks that Wildfox rep- resents the idea of being young and carefree, which is reinforced in Wildfox’s pop-culture references. Is that the demographic that you prefer to design for? .´:HGRQ·WGHVLJQIRUDVSHFLÀFDJHEXW,ÀQGLWHDVLHU to design for young girls, because I love young girl things like pop music and kids’ movies. If we were designing for more sophisticated women then we wouldn’t be able to do the fun graphics and we love doing those!”
“There are so many fun things about being young that you can carry over as you get older – EXWGH¿QLWHO\ not crop tops!”
N: We noticed that you use the same approach to styling in all of your lookbooks. What is it about this ‘feel’ of styling that you use that you feel works so well with the Wildfox image? K: “Me, Emily (the other half of the dynamic Wildfox duo)
N: At the moment, Wildfox is sold mainly online
and another creative member of the team style and create
and through store concessions. Are you plan-
the shoots ourselves. The sun always seems to come out for
ning on opening your own flagship store?
them. We try to follow trends but really we just have fun
K:“Yes, but I don’t know when. Probably this year sometime.”
dressing the models – it’s like dressing real-life Barbies!” N: Would that be in LA, or elsewhere? N: You started Wildfox with your best friend.
K: “It could be anywhere! But it’ll probably be in L.A.”
How was it starting an entire brand from scratch, just the two of you?
N: Have you got any plans to branch out into
K: “In the beginning, it was really hard. It can really hurt
accessories or footwear?
your friendship. The stress of starting up a company is hor-
K: “We’ve dabbled in accessories but we don’t want to branch
rible but if you make it through, it’s amazing. It’s like being
out into that just yet! We’ll stick with clothes for now!”
in a relationship; you always have a shoulder to lean on.” N: Has there been a point so far when you’ve N: What designers and labels are your personal
thought “Wow, we’ve really made it big”?
K:“I haven’t really had a point when I’ve thought we’ve ‘made
K: “Spanish Moss Vintage is one of my favourites. I also
it’. I don’t feel like we have yet. We’ve had points where I
love Chloe and Chanel, and shoes by Jeffrey Camp-
can’t believe where we are. We got a letter from Vogue say-
bell and Irregular Choice, but I mainly wear vintage.”
ing that we’re “doing a good job”, which was really great! And it’s cool when you see celebrities wearing the brand!”
N: Do you have any future collaborations planned? K: “Yes, we have one planned with our good friends who run Stylestalker – an Australian label. We may collaborate on a t-shirt with them. I’m also going to shoot their next lookbook with them.” N: Alright, now it’s time for the fun bit. What are your top 3 guilty pleasures? K: “Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus’ music. Really cheesy romantic comedies like ‘Under the Tuscan Sun” and drinking whilst designing at work.” N: What did you want to be when you were younger? K: “A had
vet. I a
animals. I’ve career
N: In your opinion, what are the best things about being young? K: “Best girlfriends, staying out all night, camping, skinny dipping and dating lots of boys! There are so many fun things about being young that you can carry RYHUDV\RXJHWROGHU²EXWGHÀQLWHO\QRWFURSWRSVµ N: Any last words? K: “To aspiring designers – learn to use Photoshop! No-one seems to know how to use it!”
The FaCtory Photography Andrzej lepka Styling Amy Edgar
The word ‘factory’ for most conjures up images of a large drab space, filled with mechanical machinery and bored workers in hairnets and 1940s attire…skip back to the 60s however, and you’ll find the word ‘factory’ was associated with something that was far from dull and monotonous. For it was Andy Warhol’s illustrious factory in Midtown Manhattan that became the hippest hangout in New York City and a symbol of the decade that was ruled by the young. Warhol’s factory was a hub of creativity, frequented by drag queens, drug addicts, musicians, actors and general arty-types who became known as ‘Warhol Superstars’. The talented and often troubled superstars included Billy Name, Nico, Candy Darling and, of course, the infamous and gorgeous Edie Sedgwick.
tinctive fashion sense, all of which epitomized
the swinging ‘60s icon and her lifestyle. Al-
filled with family conflicts, premature deaths,
though it’s been 4 decades since her demise,
Edie’s stylish legacy lives on today, with al-
her life seemed to take a welcome change
most every fashion-forward girl in the world
of direction upon meeting Warhol in 1965.
desperate to imitate her effortlessly chic look.
privileged endured isolation
financially, difficult anorexia.
After their encounter at Lester Persky’s apartment, Sedgwick became a regular on the factory scene,
It seems that Edie Sedgwick was one War-
starring in various Warhol films, including Vinyl,
hol Superstar who outlived her “fifteen minutes
Poor Little Rich Girl, Outer and Inner Space and
of fame”. 46 years on from her first appear-
Chelsea Girls. After her relationship with War-
ance in film, she’s even more famous than ever.
hol deteriorated, Sedgwick continued to experiment with drugs - an on/off love affair which
Words Navneet Gill
lasted for the rest of her life and was eventually somewhat responsible for her death in 1971. Sedgwick was renowned for her iconic cropped blonde hairstyle, kohl-rimmed eyes and dis-
Ayla wears hanky hem maxi dress by Aqua, Jewlellery (as before) glasses Bashir & Ali (off Brick Lane) Photography: Andrzej Lepka Model: Ayla Selamoglu MUA: MonaMakeUp Stylist: Amy Edgar.
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FROCK ON VINTAGE
By Kirsty Gillespie
The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The
this claim. Put down your false idols and worship
at the altar of The Vaccines - we’ll save you a spot.
As some of you may know, Tantrum HQ has re-
The Plasticines – About Love
cently been rocking to the sound of our new loves The Vaccines. What Did You Expect From
We must admit, there’s nothing that turns
The Vaccines is one of those rare albums
us into rockstar dreamers quite like French
that can stay permanently in a CD player be-
pop-rock, and the Plasticines are idols be-
cause you know that it has a song for any
cause they make it look so effortlessly cool.
mood - and that’s just the first of its virtues. Bitch has been featured everywhere, and for good There’s the feeling that although this album is
reason – its immediately recognisable lyrics and
their debut, it signals the start of our long love
attitude make it an anthem for every girl who
affair with the band. A return to the rock’n’roll
doesn’t conform, while From Friends To Lovers gives
era that’s been sorely missed, The Vaccines fill a
every aspiring artist the definitive example of the
gaping hole in the music scene at the moment.
perfect song. Special mention must go to Barcelona, which is driven guitar rock at its best – and has a
The album has been dividing opinions since it
chorus to make even the most hipster heart melt.
was released, but it is so worth listening to. One of our highlights is opener Wreckin’ Bar,
Yes, here at Tantrum we’re perfectly happy with who
with its kicking beat and relentless chant. Sin-
we are; but the Plasticines make even us wish we
gle If You Wanna (below), Norgaard, and Fam-
were the definitive French girl band nonetheless.
ily Friend are destined to become old friends, with a mixture of power and feeling that’s just
Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting
irresistible. Our personal favourite has got to be anthemic Post Break Up Sex, which manages
With some well deserved hype, Jamie Woon has re-
to be both mournful and kick-ass all at once.
leased debut Mirrorwriting to critical acclaim. But you all know we at Tantrum can’t take other people’s
The Vaccines have been hailed as the saviours of
word for this – we had to check it out ourselves.
guitar rock, and this album does nothing to dispute
For once, the populace at large was completely
pects to this album which will reassure former fans.
right. This album is full of gorgeous chill out an-
Tokyo – Vampires and Wolves has pure Wom-
thems and tracks to make you want to dance like
bats pop running through every note, while
everybody’s watching you and you just don’t care.
Anti-D shows a transition from well made pop
Songs like Shoulda are balms to the soul, pro-
to something utterly different, yet with just as
viding that perfect ache that you didn’t believe
much finesse. Last Night I Dreamt… seems to
modern music was still capable of, while TMRW
be the kind of compromise between the two,
wouldn’t sound out of place in that club you love
with just enough identifiable material at the
so much in the early hours of Friday night. Wa-
heart, while trying something a little more adult.
terfront is probably our track of the album, with
The Wombats can always be relied upon for
its exotic melody and emotive vocals providing
catchy, tuneful songs, with an easily identifi-
the perfect escape from whatever is troubling you.
able core, and this album shows the continu-
ing success of the genre. Experimentation is evi-
ry occasion – if you put just one album
dent, but this follow up to a great debut is far
on your stereo this year, let it be this one.
from disappointing – a feat few bands manage.
We’re impressed, and we think you will be too. Best Coast – Crazy For You Sick of Sarah – Sick of Sarah In tribute to summertime we’re channelling that classic Spring Break 1950s vibe – think surf, sea,
Those of you in the know might recognise this
and sultry pop-rock. With vocals that would make
as an older album, but we’re a big fan of things
Marilyn Monroe blush, Best Coast manage to make
that stand the test of time. Their self titled de-
their brand of music both nostalgic and seductive.
but might sound a little rough around the edges,
Songs like Boyfriend bring a modern twist to
but there is talent in every inch of the album.
retro melodies, while Summer Mood captures
Opener Daisies is full of cutting lyrics set to
the rebellious mood of the era of burgeon-
ing freedom. The End is a stunning hybrid of
take is a gorgeous ballad of winning and los-
classic surf pop and ethereal vocals, earning
ing all at once. For proper anthems, you need
a permanent place on our favourites’ playlist.
look no further than Not Listening, a mixture
of rocking 80s vocals and clever melodies.
This a band who has rock and roll running in
their veins, and this album just proves that
this generation understands the need for esThe Wombats - This Modern Glitch
cape perfectly. Sick of Sarah are an example of hard work and natural talent fusing to cre-
A grown up return from The Wombats, with a departure from their debut album ‘A Guide To Love, Loss, and Desperations.’ Yet there’s some familiar as95
ate something amazing. Buckle up and let go.
Feast your ears on our debut Issue Playlist carefully selected by our Music Editor Sty THE REPLACEMENTS – BASTARDS OF YOUNG
I BLAME COCO – PLEASE REWIND
TWIN ATLANTIC – HUMAN AFTER ALL
THE KILLERS – WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG
THE CULTS – MOST WANTED
THE VIRGINS – LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH
SICK OF SARAH – KISS ME
THE PRETTY RECKLESS – MY MEDICINE
THE ACADEMY IS… - SUMMER HAIR=FOREVER YOUNG POPPY AND THE JEZEBELS – SIGN IN, DREAM ON, DROP OUT THE VACCINES – POST BREAK UP SEX 30 SECONDS TO MARS – CLOSER TO THE EDGE View our playlist on spotify - http://open.spotify.com/user/amy-
QUEEN OF HEARTS – FREESTYLE
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and London. As the hometowns of Tantrum’s Ed-
When a weekend brings an afternoon stroll down
itor-In-Chief and Creative Director, respectively,
Brick Lane, stopping off for a quick coffee is a
these two cities hold a special place in their
regular occurrence, however when stepping into
hearts and they can never quite agree on which
The Vintage Emporium it’s hard to step back out,
British city is their absolute number one. So,
you get that settled it’s like being in the comfort
in a bid to win you, their beloved reader over,
of your own living room, they even have their pet
they’ve each compiled a hit-list of the cool-
dog dozing on the sofas. Sitting down on a rock-
est places to visit if you’re ever in their city.
ing chair with a chai tea admiring all the antique
ornaments scattered about the place it’s nothing more than relaxing. What’s more there is a basement full of beautiful vintage finds to purchase.
So if you find yourself at a loose end grab the
At Tantrum HQ we do like a nice lunch break;
latest issue of Tantrum head over to The Empori-
particularly our Creative Director’s choice is often
um grab a coffee and let your troubles float away.
noodles! You may think a quick stop at Waga-
14 Bacon Street, Brick Lane, London, E1 6LF
mama’s or Wasabi would do the trick but we’ve found something a whole lot better. In the heart
of Shoreditch lies a charming Vietnamese restau-
rant called Huong, their menu offers dishes such
Hoxton square and Allen Gardens
as Vietnamese noodle soup to stir fry squid with
The beauty of London is that you are never too
chilli and black bean sauce. The dish that is al-
far from a small courtyard with a few patches
ways at the top of our list on the lunch menu
of grass. On a sunny day you can’t beat tak-
is the mouth-watering ‘Bun Xa’ served with ei-
ing a walk down to your closest gelato or ice
ther chicken or tofu with a mix of nuts, sweet
cream shop (as us commoners like to call it)
TO GLASGOW EAT
to congregate at this iconic indie-rock bar, it’s well worth a visit. With the scrawled-on walls and a soundtrack that ranges from Violent Femmes to
Beach House to Teenage Fanclub, it’s easy to see
Hidden under the old arches of a disused rail-
why Sleazy’s is the place to be. In fact, it’s so
way line lies Mono, a quirky, vegan-friendly food
cool that rumour has it there’s a ridiculously long
café and bar. Its eclectic décor and glass cu-
waiting list just to work here! With regular live
pola feature provides the ideal escape from the
music events and club nights, Sleazy’s is a safe
city’s chain eateries. With an affordable menu
bet for a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll night out any night
that ranges from Haggis Tempura to Black Bean
of the week. You’ll see us at the bar boogying
Chilli and Smoked Tofu and vegetable Thai Curry
to the indie tunes with a Black Russian in hand.
to old favourites such as bangers and mash and
Nice n Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2
all-day brekkies, there’s something to suit every
palate at this hip little joint. With tempting desserts (Summer berries cheesecake? Yes please!)
And ale, ginger beer and lemonade that have been specially brewed at the in-house microbrew-
ery, if you’re in the mood for something a little
We like books. We also like coffee. So somewhere
different from the norm, Mono is the place to
that has books AND coffee under one roof is a
go. There’s also an adjoining record shop (Mono-
big hit with Tantrum. Biblocafe is just such a
rail) that stocks an extensive range of CDs and
place. Located in close to Kelvingrove Park, it of-
vinyl, even dedicating a small section on the
fers a selection of flavoured coffees (all of which
record shelves to ‘french pop’, much to the de-
also come iced!) as well as cakes and of course,
light of the Tantrum’s Francophile editor-in-chief!
BOOKS. Every table, wall and corner is filled with
Mono, 10 King’s Court, Glasgow, G1 5RB
books, which you can flick through whilst sipping
on your freshly made drink. You can even trade one of your own books for a voucher, which you can use to purchase a book from the cafe’s
Nice n Sleazy.
diverse collection. We suggest you try the iced
If you can manage to abide the largest propor-
caramel latte, find a comfy seat upstairs and lose
tion of hipsters outside of Shoreditch that seem
yourself in the wonderful little world of Biblocafe. 100
and sit down on some questionable grass with a good book. There are countless spots dotted around London but a couple that spring to mind one is a small little place just off of brick lane perfect for an afternoon picnic and a stones throw from all the shops. The second is a small little court yard in the middle of Hoxton square, a popular hang out for today’s hipsters,
ideal spot to meet friends
for a quick can or crack a bottle of wine out (if you’re a bit classier), then if you get too bored there’s plenty of bars within minutes to continue a wonderful summers evening.
Hoxton Square, Hackney - Allen Gardens , Brick Lane , Poplar
GO WILD The Hoxton Pony Step into the Hoxton pony and without heading straight to the bar you are hit by amazingly beautiful pieces of artwork, with traditional 3d pieces lit up pieces that live behind the bar to more urban works like the car parts assembled to the back wall. Weekend nights are the busiest as usual however head down there on a Thursday evening and enjoy the half price
The Hoxton Pony 104-108 Curtain Road, City of
drinks till 11pm. With a basement and private
London EC2A 3AH
vip booth light up disco floor The Hoxton pony is a great night out to have fun and let your hair down…you’re only young once!
Biblocafe, 262 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NE
GO WILD King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Probably one of the city’s most famous and legendary venues (Yep, Oasis were discovered AND signed here) King Tut’s remains a firm favourite with Glasgow’s music-loving crowd. Despite it’s small, underground location, it’s boasted acts that include Radiohead, Interpol, No Doubt, Hot Chip and Pulp alongside young, emerging local bands throughout it’s 21-year reign. Pop in for a quick drink at the underground bar or party the night away listening to an array of live music in the intimate gig space upstairs and find out for yourself just why NME thinks King Tut’s is “quite
possibly the finest small venue in the world”.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272 St. Vincent Street, G2 5RL
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