Categories / Design and Interior Design

Kidrobot’s All City Breakers – collectable old school hip hop figures

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Remember we all used to collect football stickers, blindly buying them on the off-chance of getting the ones we wanted? That all stopped when we grew up. Although there is now an adult equivalent – Kidrobot's All City Breakers.

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Categories / Events

1930s Chorus Line Workshop in Brighton

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Further to our feature on Go-Go dancing lessons yesterday, it would appear another retro dance style is having somewhat of a revival on the south coast.

Budding Busby Berkeley beauties should make sure they're in Brighton on 13th August for the inaugural 1930s Chorus Line Workshop. The session will teach you the dance steps and group shapes made famous in such films as Goldiggers of '35. Learn to strut your stuff like a true star of the silver screen with no dancing expertise necessary. The course is just £10 per person but places are limited so make sure you book in advance.

You can get more information on the Chorus Line Workshop on Facebook.

Categories / Women's Fashion

Viktor & Rolf Farley Jazz Shoes

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If you've ever fancied yourself as a toe-tapping Fred Astaire doing Puttin' on the Ritz then you should probably check out these Farley Jazz Shoes from Victor & Rolf.

Crafted in Italy, the shoes have a classic black and white brogue look, but a lighter leather sole and cotton mesh upper perfect for warmer weather. A great summer shoe for adding a masculine retro edge to floaty skirts and floral prints – and breaking into a spot of fancy footwork if the mood strikes.

The shoes cost £335 and you can buy them from Selfridges.

Categories / Women's Fashion

Meg Oxford Shoes from American Apparel

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There's often a grey area where retro fashion is concerned, where enthusiasts argue between looking like a hip vintage kid and really rather old fashioned. If the latter has you screaming "But that's the point!" in your head, these Meg Oxford Shoes from American Apparel might just be right up your street.

Daring to veer from the tried and tested retro footwear styles like Mary Janes and brogues, these classic American dance shoes are made by Tic-Tac-Toe. Made in quality real leather or suede, the low heel and fringed front detail are reminiscent of a timeless forties shoe, versatile enough to wear on the dancefloor or off.

They're now available from American Apparel in the UK for £65, in a wide variety of colour choices.

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Categories / Art and Photography

Abaceda: A Jazz Age Alphabet

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Abaceda: A Jazz Age Alphabet is a striking piece of modernist design. Now reproduced by Magma in association with Redstone Press, the alphabet was originally designed in 1926. It uses the combination of Karel Teige's typography combined with the ballet poses of dancer Mllca Mayerova to produce something that's very identifiably of that period. 

Though it's perhaps not the most useful alphabetic aid (J and Q are shown together), perhaps the athletic poses will inspire instead?

The print costs £25.

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