Without Music, Life Would Be A Mistake: Surfdome Wesc Headphones

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Surfdome Lifestyle StoreNietzsche said of it; “without music, life would be a mistake.”  Kerouc told us that “the only truth is music.” Rhianna asked for it to never stop and Johnny Depp said “music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”

I listen to a lot of music – getting ready in the morning; in the car on the way to and from work; during my work outs and at the end of the day when I’m getting dinner ready.  I used to be wedded to dance music but like many* the older I get the more refined my tastes become and the more I want to listen to different singers and styles of music.  One of my favourite music quotes is from Bono who said:  ”pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it.”  I like his thinking – my taste becomes ever more rock focussed as the days go by…!

Surfdome was a recent discovery for me as I was browsing various online stores for some of the bits and bobs I need for my trip to the US next month.  A lifestyle store, Surfdome have a great selection of brands organised according to categories such as holiday and travel, fitness, fashion clothing and even snorkeling.  I found these Wesc headphones which have been on my coveted list for a while now, I already own a retro pair of DJ style headphones but this Oboe style by Wesc is a modern design with a wide headband across the top that is comfortable and made of sturdy material.  The padding on the earcups is also sturdy with a nice soft leathery feel to them. I chose white because it felt the most modern of the colours available but if you don’t like to stand out in the crowd whilst you listen to your music you might prefer black.

Or there is always neon yellow, just sayin’.

If you have a trip coming up or need to replenish your wardrobe Surfdome might be a one stop shop for you if you’re active and sporty.  Click HERE to head to Surfdome.

On my current playlist:

1.Young Americans – David Bowie

2. Selena Gomez – Slow Down

3. Ass Back Home – Gym Class Heroes

4. Crazy Bitch – Buck Cherry

5. Bangarang – Skillrex

6. Bros – Wolf Alice

7. Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owen

8. For The First Time – The Script

9. Dancing On My Own – Robyn

10. It’s My Life – No Doubt

Photos of me: William Williams.

*I am hoping you are out there. Although this could just be me?!

Spring Trends – Overalls (ASOS Vintage Wash Dungarees)

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ASOS overalls dungarees fashion styleonthecouch William Williams Photography

Overalls fashion trend stylesight styleonthecouch

Overalls Fashion ASOS Dunagrees StyleOnTheCouch William Williams PhotographyOne spring trend that has been popping up left right and centre is wearing overalls.  I think we’ll all recall this one-piece from our childhood – the dungarees or ‘boiler suits’ we slipped on as a youngster are now back with aplomb for spring.  I bought a pair of vintage wash overalls from ASOS a couple of months ago.  I prefer to wear them in a casual style with trainers and a sweater, folded over at the waist, but I’m becoming braver at styling them smart / casual – like in these examples from Stylesight‘s recent round up of Milan / Paris fashion week attendees.  I read a recent review of this emerging trend in Elle magazine, it mentioned how much your ‘inner child would thank you for wearing overalls. I agree. However some tips on not appearing like a three year old version of yourself; add a low or high heel; roll them up and keep them baggy!  You are now ready to rock your dungarees…

Wearing: Supra footwear; ASOS overalls; Tag Heuer watch; Miansai fish hook bracelet; Dorothy Perkins sweater. Photos of me: The amazing William Williams. Fashion blogger images: Style sight

StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Edina Ronay

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Edina Ronay Fashion

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Edina Ronay Jacket Tresco Isles of Scilly

Edina Ronay jacket blue jacket styleonthecouchThese pictures were taken just outside the Ruin Beach Cafe on Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly. You can see more holiday snaps here.   The day these images were taken I was very content to be hanging out in the sunshine and taking in the view at Raven’s Porth, Old Grimsby from the cafe over to St Martins island.  Clearly influenced by my beach and sea surroundings I went for a nautically-themed outfit; wearing my Edina Ronay Sailor Jacket, Mango white tee and ASOS jeans.  The Christy’s hat was loaned from American Boyfriend – it’s amazing how many clothes I steal from him these days :)

Edina Ronay has a fascinating history as a designer. Born in Budapest, Ronay moved to London with her family and studied fashion design at Central St Martins before moving on to RADA to work on her acting career.  She was somewhat of an ‘It Girl’ in England in the 60s, then decided to travel to Ibiza, Formenterra and Morocco before returning to London in the 70s to start her vintage lace and clothing shop on the wonderful Kings Road.  She began to design again, after being inspired by the vintage pieces she was selling, especially the knitwear for which Edina is most often known.  In 2012 Ronay launched her Red Label collection – a limited edition, luxury heritage collection designed and produced exclusively in Britain.  The sailor jacket is a lovely style, part of Spring Summer 13, of which Edina tells us:

“For Spring Summer I created timeless, flattering pieces which will take anyone effortlessly from desk to dinner. My trademark knitwear is inspired by the 40s and 50s and made with the highest quality British mercerised cotton, adorned with details such as mother of pearl buttons and lacy knit stitches and French couture lace trimmings.  Continuing to design and produce my collections in Britain is extremely important to me and I consider that nurturing and supporting British talent and workmanship is more vital now than ever.”

To view more of Edina Ronay’s collection click HERE.  Be sure to check out the Live to Love silk summer print dress, as with every purchase Ronay will donate 50% of the price to Druk White Lotus School in the Himalayas, a charity aimed at providing students from the area with an excellent education as well as teaching them social and life skills.  A worthy cause indeed!