Harriet Jones Musical Phenomenon

Monday, 2 December 2013

Well what can I say, I have known this girl since I was in reception in primary school and how look at her, writing her own music, performing..etc
Ever since primary school , Harriet has always been a music lover so its great to hear her music and always show my support from right here in Dubai.

If you haven't heard her music, then you are missing out !!
(Check out the tab bellow with a few of her music videos)

Reunion 2013  Images
Before I left UK to come to Dubai, I had to make sure these guys knew that I was going. So I managed to plan a small get together and I told them. They were more than happy for me and were quite excited to see what I was going to do there. So to all of those people , I wanted to say thank you for support and I hope to see you all soon :)

This Summer I fortunate to see her perform and I was blown away by her incredible voice.
I knew this girl could sing from when we were school , but this girl can SING !!
Make sure you check out all of her music and watch her live if your around in the UK !!

One of Harriets Songs : He Knows The Road ( My favorite :)


1. When did you start getting into music ? and when did Harriet Jones Music  start ?
     I've always loved listening to music and it was always something I sort of fantasized about doing. Back when I must've been no older than 7, 8, maybe 9, I used to try and write songs. Admittedly the parts I can remember are despicably cringe-worthy and would make the most open-minded listener's ears bleed but that, and liking poetry, was probably where the idea started. Mind you, I remember one year in a Christmas play being forced into playing some spinning bell instrument instead of singing in the choir's rendition of 'feed the world' and pretty much took that as me "not being able to sing" for years and years after. In hindsight, I suppose you wouldn't tend to stick someone with a gravelly voice in an angelic prepubescent choir...

2. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why ?
Oh, tough one! Errr... there are so many! Maybe someone like Scott Walker, for that old-fashioned-cinematic sortof sound? Orrr The Smiths just because Morrissey is basically a brilliant poet or Paul Weller on a sortof modern motown song? Or Alex Turner? There are SO many more too that I could only ever dream of collaborating with. Probably obvious ones, but I guess they're obvious because they are brilliant and that shouldn't demean them as a 'stereotypical answer'.

3. Out of all the songs you have written, which one is your favorite and why?
Erm that's a really tough one! Right now I'd probably pick one of the new ones I've just finished writing ready for recording early in the new year, but that's probably just because in terms of emotional-relevance they're fresh and still hold the same meaning? I suppose I will always love In The Basement, though. It must've been one of, if not the, first song I ever wrote and If people sing it back, whether that's my mum, best mates or strangers at gigs, that's the best feeling in the world and I really prefer how I play it live, acoustically, over the studio version - If I'm allowed to say that! Also it's sortof got this egotistical vulnerability about it, pretending you're okay with a situation and putting on that face maybe when you're actually a bit cheesed off with the way things went... It doesn't hold the exact same meaning for me now but It seems to always find its relevance to a current situation for me.

4. Who are your fashion icons?
      I wouldn't say I have any particular 'style icons' or anything as I'd need to be a lot more invested in that side of things for that to be, but I've always been quite keen on the whole 60's, 70's vibe. I'm really keen on a good hat and 60's, moddy-print dresses but that's sortof where my efforts end; I usually just end up looking like an art teacher anyway, come at me boys!... Nina Simone, Claudia Cardinale maybe... I don't know if that's a fashion thing though or just me thinking they're wonderful.

5. How would you describe your personal style?
I have no idea! Nothing particularly cool I don't think... I like 60's go-go things and some 70's gear but for the most part it's all quite badly mismatched and gives off the fruitarian-art-teacher vibe... but I suppose generally quite laid back. I like mainly back clothes too, exciting.. and I've always been one for an eyeliner flick and a good hat. Other than that I'll take what I get!

6. What is one thing/item you can't live without?
I guess a guitar? Pragmatically speaking. Clothes wise... a coat? Oh god I'm exciting aren't I haha! I hate taking coats off, not sure why.


Dealin' Man Blues

In The Basement

Make Sure you follow her on twitter @harrietjonesmus  and check out her facebook page
Link :https://www.facebook.com/harrietjonesmusic?fref=ts
Check it out for more info on tour dates and upcoming music.

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Craig Mitch Exclusive on Urbanista

This summer I was bored and I browsing a few blogs online, and I came across this blog  called Mitch and Suave. So I checked out all the things that they have done and I noticed that they did an interview with Marlon Waynes. If you haven't seen it. WATCH IT !! It is hysterical. ( Video bellow)
For the moment they called it quits on the duo blog :(  but Craig Mitch ( one half of Mitch and Suave)
has started his own site called Craig Mitch.

Make sure you support his new blog  : http://www.craigmitch.com/


1) What motivated you to start your own site?
It was really just a platform to have my opinion heard. I realised in my first year of college that music blogs were becoming the most direct way to get information and listen to music so I decided to start my first blog called "Swag Splash". It was awful lol but it taught me a lot. I then approached Suave to start "Mitch and Suave" which really took off and here I am today blogging from my own site. My blog now is more of a lifestyle/entertainment site where as my previous blogs were purely entertainment.  

2) If you would interview any celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would have to say 2 Pac. The reason being is that he's a character who always kept it 100 at all times. He spoke his mind, whether it was good or bad and I love browsing YouTube to watch 2 Pac interviews. 

3) Who are your style icons?
My style icons are a mix between Pharrell Williams, Reggie Yates, Scott Disick and Rita Ora. Rita is random I know but she always pushes the boundaries and has a unique, unisex style which is reminiscent of Aaliyah.

4) Can you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as edgy and intrepid. I take a lot more risks with style especially considering the area I come from. I have a strong urban influence but I'm leaning towards a much more preppy style for 2014. Smart and sophisticated is definitely the way forward now that I'm 24.

5) What is your number one clothing item that you can't live without?
It's between my Balenciaga wallet and my YSL Belt. I think the accessories are what makes an outfit and some items are much more practical than others.

His Interviews

Mitch and Suave with Marlon Waynes

Craig Mitch with Kevin Hart

Craig Mitch with Cover Drive 
( *Exclusive  : There might be a q&a with these guys soon ... Stay Tuned)

Make sure you check out his stuff online and support him :)
Follow him on twitter @CraigXMitch and make sure you check out @Flavourmag for updates on his future interviews with Flavour Mag.

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Pharrell Williams T-shirt Competition

Thursday, 28 November 2013

As some of you might know, I am a former graduate from Esmod Dubai and all I have wanted to do is to be a street-wear designer. So what better way to get into the industry, then to get involved in this T-shirt Competition. This competition is by Pharrell Williams, my favourite male fashion icons of all time. I think he is a genius and I hope one day I get to meet him and tell him how much I appreciate his work.

To enter the competition and have the chance to get your T-shirts printed and sold in Pharrell's brand, Billionare/Boys Club. The runner ups get a i am Other t-shirt and Pill Speaker by Beats by Dre
Link : https://www.facebook.com/iamOTHER/app_553831051366170


  • Like i am OTHER on Facebook.
  • Watch Pharrell’s “HAPPY” music video from the Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack here: http://bit.ly/HAPPYvideo
  • Create an original design for an i am OTHER t-shirt inspired by "HAPPY"
  • Upload it here on i am OTHER’s Facebook contest page where fans will vote on their favorite entries
  • Share your designs with us by tagging i am OTHER on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #HAPPYtshirtcontest
  • Entrants can only enter the contest once. Multiple entries will not be counted
  • All designs must be 100% original and cannot include any trademarked images (using the i am OTHER logo ispermissible)
  • The contest starts on Tuesday, November 26th and ends on Monday, December 16th at 12:01am. The winner will be announced on i am OTHER’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Be OTHER, be creative, and GET HAPPY!

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S*uce and Street Wear what a great combination

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

How retro can S*uce get ? Delivering out special invites as cassette.  

Images from S*uce Facebook Page

Last night I was able to attend the first S*uce event of the year. This time it was held in The City Walk Mall on Al Safa Street. At the event, they showcased a bunch of new designs such as W.I.A and may others.

Take a look at my many findings from the event.

Event Shots

Live Graffiti 

Boombox from Wamli.com

                                          Clothes from various designers such as W.I.A

                                                       Classic Paint Cans on the scene

                                                        Break-dancers busting their moves

DJ Crank up the music.

        Much love and respect to all the guys from S*uce for hosting so a great event.

Zooms and Outfit Shots.

Jewelry zooms from Hedaya's Outfit.

Help Necklace worn by Mohammed Yousef from Living On The Magazines Blog

Accessories Zoom from the event.

Zooms from W.I.A Collections in the store

Funky Sneakers.

Bracelets from S*uce

This is how to be street as shown by a member from S*uce.

Street-style Shots
Me with Zayan Ghandour

Dana Wolley from Wayed Vintage

Street Style Pose.

Isaac Ode from LeVier Concepts

Mohammed Yousef

Make sure you follow S*uce on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sauceboutique?fref=ts
Twittier : @sauceloves

For more updates on what I'm up to in Dubai, make you stay tuned on Urbanista Fashion Blog.

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The Worlds First 24 Hour Music Video

Saturday, 23 November 2013

After being names GQ man of the year, Pharrell Williams is back again with a smashing new music video. Its the worlds first 24 Hour Music Video with the Song Happy from Despicable Me 2.

Here is the one our from the 24 Hour Music Video.


To see more from the music video, Visit this link : http://24hoursofhappy.com/

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Esquire Intern Events Report

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Now that I am currently interning with Esquire Middle East, I am going to do a weekly report on what events I have attended and write about them. So for my first report , this week I was able to attend the first Hackett Store opening in the Galleria in Abu Dhabi. I was also invited to the Pierre Hardy Event on the same day,but I couldn't be in two places at the same time !!

Hackett Event

Store Images

Jeremy Hackett At The Event

                             Jeremy Hackett's Arrival at The Galleria in Abu Dhabi

                                   Jeremy Hackett's Arrival at the first store in Abu Dhabi

Jeremy Hackett meeting fans

Pierre Hardy Event

Since I was able to attend this event, Rawan from Havas PR managed to send me the press release and these images from the event :)
Enjoy X

Press Release from the Event

Level Shoe District Hosts Event in Honour of Pierre Hardy
Designer Makes First Appearance in the Region

Thursday-21st November, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Level Shoe District, the world’s finest shoe metropolis hosted an intimate event on Wednesday 20th November, 2013 in honour of Pierre Hardy, the renowned shoes and accessories designer, who made his very first Middle East appearance.

At the event, Pierre Hardy interacted with the VIP fashion savvy crowd and exclusively signed a sketch drawing for the invitees. He also presented the Fall/Winter 13 collection, and gave an exclusive preview to the SS 14 collection, giving the opportunity for customers to pre-order from the new collection. A very unique piece created especially for Level Shoe District, was also unveiled; made of suede and iridescent snakeskin is inspired by the slender arabesques of Alfons Mucha – figurehead of the Art Nouveau style.


Images from the Event
                                       Level Shoe District Event With Pierre Hardy

Mr Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy Signing Sketches for Fans

Pierre Hardy with Rosemin Manji

Piere Hardy with Nadya Hassan

     Pierre Hardy with Zahra Lyla

Make sure you check out Havas PR for more information on upcoming events.
Link : http://havaspr.com/?page_id=272

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