31 May 2009

A Short Film on Mr Jones - KEZIAH JONES

I love this short film which gives you a look at Keziah Jones before he was famous.

In the directors own words:

"Using our own rare footage, we cut this to promote Keziah to record companies - from busking to first performance to recording his first record - a rare insight into the early days of an artist's career... "


22 May 2009

Nautical Fashion

All this Nautical fashion that's around got us reminiscing of precious holidays to the Caribbean where we spent time sailing, lazy days on Macaroni beach Mustique and Lower Bay Bequia.


Bnn Nautical Nerd T Shirt

Red leather bag, gloves and scarf all vintage charity shop buys

Anchor belt again charity shop in Wembley


Bill Amberg Mens Deck wear

Love these deck shoes by Henri Lloyd


Mustique Captain Kids T shirt from Basil's Mustique

Woven blue and white bag with rope strap Charity shop

We heart The Grenadines

20 May 2009

Start Them Young

Meet Vesey named after Denmark Vesey.

His mother tells us "He's a rising second grader who was on the winning MathBowl team for his first grade. And, he thinks he can step and crump with the best of them."

Here are pictures of Vesey working his Bnn Tee and doesn't he do it well.

Dazed & Confused / ANOTHER magazine

My Dad found these years ago and thought I would like them. I was doing art A level and decided to cut them up for collarge (I regret that now).

DAZED & CONFUSED Issue 7 1994 £1.95

Jefferson Hack and Rankin were the editors and Photography by Rankin.

Interviews with Paris rapper Mc Solaar, Isabella Blow on new designers Philip Tracey and Alexander McQueen. Dr Martins and slip dresses and Sony MD was going to be the next big thing.

In 1994 teenagers will still be teenagers

Mc Solaar

Along with Dazed & Confused came a free pilot edition of Another magazine. In 1993 it was just called Another.

Again the front cover was shot by Rankin playing on the iconic playboy 1982 issue. The editor was Katie Grand who went on to The Face and eventually Pop magazine.

Clothes from Hyper Hyper on High Street Ken I wonder how many of you remember.

Times are hard, but would you?

Neither would we.

15 May 2009

Red and Ruffles

Jacket/Cardigan Gap, Grey top with chiffon ruffles Up Market Brick Lane, Brooch See by Chloé

14 May 2009

Le Coil

Loving this collection of natural hair

13 May 2009

12 May 2009

TV Commercial casting for Star Beer

Calling all Nigerian Nerds..yes you've been getting spoiled on this blog recently!
An opportunity for some Naija man of seismic proportions has come to Bnn's attention:

"TV Commercial casting in London and filming in South Africa. No Experience necessary. We are looking for interesting Nigerian (or of origin) guys between 22 and 35. We will be casting the week of the 20th of May. The shoot will be in South Africa for about a week at the end May. The rates are Basic studio fee is £250 per day and 300 percent for Nigerian tv ie £750 abt the same for print. All exspences paid trip to South Africa. Please send a photo and contact details to Ian Sheppard at Shep@shepdog.com asap Good Luck."

so if you like:

Picture taken from http://koranteng.blogspot.com/

Then contact:
Ian Sheppard at Shep@shepdog.com

Ps. for those BLACK NERDS that need a bit of history:

STAR was introduced into the Nigerian market on 2 June 1949 as the first indigenous beer brand; the beer market having been dominated exclusively by imported brands. Shortly after its entry into the market, STAR quickly brushed aside the problems usually associated with a new brand in a market already used to imported beer and started a path of tremendous growth. For instance in 1962, about 2, 191,376 cartons of STAR were sold and by 1975 the figure has risen to 11,266,000 cartons. As at 2003, the sales figures were in the region of over 40 million cartons in that year alone.

11 May 2009

Bake Me A Cake

Last week Tuesday Mr BlackNerd celebrated his Birthday, so the girls baked him a cake and decorated it to.

The decoration was inspired by his love for music and our love for Tatty Devine. The cake is a Black Cake (Caribbean fruit cake soaked with Rum)

Get my bracelet here

Caribbean Black Cake

Nigerian White Boy Speaking pidgin English

This is one SURREAL video!
Nigerians (of all colours!?) STAND UP!!
He even manages to make the Naija man interviewer, with his fake American accent look FAKE LOL!