Archive | March, 2010

£1 designer sale!

31 Mar

So here I was getting all excited for the American Apparel sale on fri, when I came across a sale that blows that shit out the water!

Online retailer The Outnet are having a £1 designer sale on April 16th! Designer shoes, bags, clothes and accessories from over 200 brands will be selling at just a quid each! To get on it you gota RSVP on their website between now and April 11th, and one lucky person will get a preview look and can buy 5 items for a diver. American who??

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Kelis- Accapella

31 Mar

I’m not really feeling this tune, as much as I am a HUGE Kelis fan it’s just not rocking my boat, buttttttt I do really like the vid, directed by John “Rankin” Waddell and Chris Cotta. Nice styling aswell. 

So you think you can write?

31 Mar

So do ya?? Well if your on it when it comes to fashion, music, art, culture and all things worth noting then we want you! We’re are looking for collaborators for the blog- coz we can’t be arsed to do it ourselves. Nah for real we just think we need to diversify, and me and BagLady can’t always keep up with whats goin down in London town. If you wana get involved email us a blog post to whataroyalidea@hotmail.co.uk. Just pick a subject and write a pretendy post about it and we’ll pick the contributors who most fit the What a royal idea style. Thanks gals n guys! 

Levi’s Craftwork.

31 Mar
So Levi’s has relaunched it’s Regent Street flagship store and to celebrate they had a fat party that we certainly missed out on, any of you get down? Well as part of their relaunch they are running a promotional campaign featuring 18 of London’s best craftsmen- ranging from singers to directors. Not only are they featured on the Levi’s website but they also have a space dedicated in the re-vamped store to showcase photographs of these master craftworkers, shot by renowned photographer Dean Chalkley, alongside exhibits illustrating their varying inspirations, tools and products that help them in their crafts. The space will also be used in the feature to house regular exhibitions so keep checking the website to see whats going on- or we’ll prob just tell you!    

Hunk of the Hump!

31 Mar

This week were gunnin for Theo Walcott, mmmm hmmm! It’s quite fitting as Arsenal are makin it rain at the moment in 3rd place (my team, gwan gooners!) Waych this space for rankin at the top spot (fingers crossed!)

So anyway, back to Theo!

Walcott transferred to Arsenal on 20 January 2006, for a fee of £5 million, rising to £12 million depending on appearances for club and country, at the time this was a record fee for a teenager. I really can’t be arsed to write his whole life story coz it’s Easter Bank Holiday, so check here if you don’t already know!





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31 Mar


This one is a bit bait, but it has to be done! There are sooo many girls that will be with us on this, and that’s because it’s the TRUTH, standard. Neneh Cherry back in the day, was bangin no less!

Dido Fontana Photography

30 Mar


I just came across an article about
Dido Fontana where they penned him as Italy’s version of Terry Richardson. That made me want to find out more straight away!


Born in Italy in the early 70s Dido Fontana grew up surrounded by his dad’s camera and art works, doing himself art with different media, readying the big giants, lifting weights and looking at every kind of imagery.

In this way in his mind increased an extraordinary heterogenic plethora of images you now can find in his photos which represent not only a figure and where there’s no message but a world.

His soul is baroque and his eye is damned and voyeuristic but his style is raw and sexual, fashion and anti-fashion at the same time.

But first of all it is direct and pure, without alternations or embellishments.