British rapper Dappy stormed off stage during his set at the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday (14Jun14) after he was reportedly confronted with a chorus of boos from the crowd. The former N-Dubz star was one of the acts performing on the event's Big Top Stage, but he kicked off the show 15 minutes late and then struggled with technical difficulties as he played a short medley of his own tracks.
He left the crowd waiting again as he walked off stage for 10 minutes, only to return to a booing audience, prompting him to storm off stage 30 minutes before his set was due to end.
The star has yet to comment on the walk-off.
Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out Saturday night's festivities as they made their debut at the weekend event, rocking out to hits including Can't Stop, Californication and Give It Away.
Kings of Leon and Suede will headline on Sunday (15Jun14).
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From the neon brights and fingerless gloves of an '80s era Carrie Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries to the high-class couture sported by your favorite Gossip Girl, costume designer Eric Daman has certainly left his mark on the small screen. He's also made the fledgling CW network a much more stylish destination, turning the little network into a big name when it comes to fashion. With The Carrie Diaries ending its run and Gossip Girl having signed her last "xoxo," Daman is likely to be in high demand for productions looking for his magic touch. Until he finds his next gig, the viewing public will remain in desperate need of styling tips from our television fashion idols. Thankfully, we managed to track down Eric Daman to ask our most pressing fashion questions, from how to adopt '80s trends without looking like a throwback, to what our favorite Gossip Girl characters would be sporting in 2014.
The weather is finally warm and spring has sprung, so what are your top tips for killing it sartorially this spring? What trends should we all keep an eye out for?
ED: "For spring this year, what's trending are pretty pastels in hi-tech silhouettes. Vintage bomber jackets are getting a modern makeover. Skirts are getting longer (the retro tea length is gaining popularity). And boxy tops in shift shape are giving the body con trend a run for its money. Carrie's 'Carrie Bag' would certainly be on trend with the giant designer DIY movement underfoot. The low heeled pump is seeing a moment in the sun, while the kaleidoscopic print is still on trend and being mixed with other print patterns for emphasis. Tribal stripes and fringe are enjoying worldwide appeal. Lace and open-weave are on board this spring, and metallic hasn't lost is foot-hold either. My top tip is to be mindful of what I call the allure of the hybrid: structural, material, visual, and cultural hybrids are the name of the game overall this coming year in style."
If you were still dressing the characters of Gossip Girl today, in 2014, what would today's Serena outfit look like? What would Blair be wearing? How about Chuck?
ED: "Serena would definitely be hanging out at Coachella, in maybe a soft-hard beautiful broiderie anglaise Isabel Marant top in soft pinks and whites with layer-cakey ruffley details, a lite-puff shoulder and see-through seams. She'd pair it with something by Emilio Pucci, either black-and-white graphic shorts or a rainbow metallic mini with Nicholas Kirkwood sleek pointed zig-zag leather and suede pumps in orange, turquoise, and pink. She'd throw on a shaggy Proenza Schouler coat if the evening got a little chilly, with a pair of retro-deco earrings that sparkle by the light of the bonfire."
"Blair would be having lunch at the Pierre Hotel, very much in a calf-length Burberry pencil skirt in structured lace with Byzantine inspired crystal cluster embellishments. She'd wear an Elie Saab watercolor shouldered top, under a floral embossed Christian Dior vivid orange half jacket, with an Alexander McQueen studded black nappa leather knucklebox clutch and Christian Louboutin Bollywood Boulevard PVC pumps."
"Chuck would be at the cricket club with the urban daddy crowd for a quick round in a Bastiaan Van Gaalen polo shirt, summer weight Moncler blue quilted blazer with white trim, a Salvatore Ferragamo vest, Louis Vuitton plaid trousers, and a Jimmy Choo tassled summer loafer."
What's one current trend you think the Gossip Girl characters would love? You're always taking trends and making them your own. How would you have made the trend Upper East Side worthy?
ED: "I can see a 2014 version of Uptown meets Downtown in looks where Renaissance-inspired maximalism meets tribalistic geometry."
What are the challenges of working with time period costuming for The Carrie Diaries? How do you keep things fresh while still staying true to the '80s?
ED: "We knew we had to be honest and address the '80s, but we had to be honest in a selective way from an editorial perspective. The term 'aspirational authenticity' was a guiding mantra that served reliably. I wanted to do justice to styles of the '80s that were inspiring designers from Calvin Klein to Dolce and Gabbana to Balmain to Marc by Marc Jacobs to Charlotte Ronson to DKNY, all the way down the fashion food chain to include fast fashion purveyors like TopShop, UrbanOutfitters, Zara, and H&M. There was so much '80s inspired fashion available by contemporary designers and retailers, the opportunity to select the most flattering of the range of choices was clearly the best direction."
For people who love The Carrie Diaries fashion but don't want to look like they just walked out of a vintage MTV video, how can you translate that killer '80s fashion into a more modern look?
ED: "I know what you mean. I made a point to keep it a camouflaged combination of vintage and contemporary designs, which is kind of a very '80s approach to begin with. I indulged a bit in my irresistable desire to mix and blend actual vintage pieces from the '80s, which we acquired from Bill Blass, Norma Kamali, Thierry Mugler, Arnold Scaasi, and Sonya Rykiel, with modern fashions like Missoni, American Apparel, Modcloth, Nasty Gal, and Mara Hoffman. We used accessories by Alexis Bittar, Alex Woo, Swarovski, Alex Woo, and Magdalena Stokalska among many others."
As a huge fan of Gossip Girl and an even bigger fan of the fashion, I have to ask what some of your all-time favorite looks were from the series.
ED: "That's a tough one. I'll make a deal with you. I'll tell you some of my favorite episodes and you can extrapolate the outfits from there...Season 1: 'Hi Society.' Season 2: 'Summer Kind of Wonderful.' Season 3: 'Last Tango, then Paris.' Season 4: 'The Undergraduate.' Season 5: 'GG.' Season 6: 'New York I love You XOXO.'"
What were your favorite looks from Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries? Share in the comments!
Reality TV star-turned-fashion expert Kristin Cavallari is celebrating after giving birth to her second son. The 27 year old and her husband, American football quarterback Jay Cutler, welcomed baby boy Jaxon Wyatt Cutler to the world on Wednesday (07May14).
The Hills star announced the happy news on Instagram.com with a photo of a blue-striped baby hat and hospital bracelet wrapped around a pair of suede booties.
She also took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Welcome Jaxon Wyatt Cutler. 7lbs (pounds) 11oz (ounces) 5/7/14."
The newborn joins the couple's 19-month-old son Camden.
Cavallari confirmed reports she was expecting her second child in October (13) and unveiled the baby's gender in February (14), tweeting, "We couldn't be more excited!"
The star wed the Chicago Bears quarterback last summer (Jun13).
Former Suede star Bernard Butler is convinced his former collaborator Duffy went "off the rails" because she struggled to deal with sudden fame. The Welsh singer scored a huge hit with her debut album Rockferry, which she worked on with Butler, scoring a Grammy Award and three BRIT Awards, but failed to replicate its success with her 2010 follow-up Endlessly.
She has since been largely absent from the music scene and Butler admits he feels sorry for his former protegee.
He tells Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, "She went off the rails and it all went pear-shaped for her. And maybe she brought all those problems on herself. But I always had quite a lot of sympathy for her, because she was young, from this tiny village in Wales, and she was just hurled into the fire. And everyone said, 'Don't act strange.' Why? Of course she was going to go off the rails."
Butler goes on to compare Duffy's troubles to the problems he suffered as a member of rock group Suede, adding, "When I was in Suede, I did the same to a certain extent; that was one of the times when I was closest to being a bit nutty, because it was a bit of a baptism of fire."
British rocker Simon Taylor-Davies has raised over $4,000 (£2,500) for a U.K. cancer charity after successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday (13Apr14). The Klaxons guitarist pounded the pavement for the annual 26-mile (41.8-kilometre) race through the British capital and passed the finish line in a respectable four hours, 20 minutes and three seconds.
The funds raised from the Virginmoneygiving.com sponsorship, which is still open to the public, will benefit the Prostate Cancer UK organisation, and Taylor-Davies is determined to continue his work with the charity in the future.
He tells NME.com, "I am incredibly proud to have run and helped raise awareness for Prostate Cancer UK. They are doing a fantastic job to raise awareness amongst men. I'm a keen runner and know what it's like to be part of a group of guys. So I want to be part of this ever-growing movement of men that will help inspire change."
Taylor-Davies' bandmates also made sure to send their best wishes to him in a Twitter.com message after the event, writing, "A gigantic congratulations to Simon for completing the London Marathon today !!!"
But he wasn't the only rocker trading his guitar for running shoes on Sunday - Suede star Bernard Butler also took part in the marathon.
Pulp hit Common People has been named the U.K.'s most popular Britpop anthem in a new poll. The 1995 release beat Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve to take the top spot in a survey of more than 30,000 BBC Radio 6 Music listeners to mark the 20th anniversary of the pop/rock genre's emergence.
Oasis scored a double mention with Don't Look Back in Anger and Wonderwall placing in third and fourth place, respectively, while former chart rivals Blur ranked fifth with Parklife.
Tracks by Suede, The Bluetones and Ash also feature in the top 10.
Rockers The Cure treated fans to two mammoth 45-song sets during their weekend shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Lullaby hitmakers took to the stage at the iconic venue in the U.K. capital for Roger Daltrey's annual concert series, which raises funds for young people in Britain fighting the deadly disease.
And their gigs on Friday and Saturday (28-29Mar14) proved real value for money as the stars played 45 songs from throughout their 35-year career.
British comedian Noel Fielding introduced Robert Smith and his bandmates to the audience, before the group played for three and a half hours.
Their storming sets followed gigs earlier in the week (begs24Mar14) from Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic and Paulo Nutini. Suede will round out the Teenage Cancer Trust shows on Sunday night (30Mar14).
A British TV show has unravelled Elvis Presley's genetic code in an effort to gain extra insight into the singer's death. Bosses of Channel 4's Dead Famous DNA tracked down samples of the singer's hair and used it to sequence his genome, which revealed he had several genetic mutations which may explain a number of the Blue Suede Shoes singer's health woes, including an enlarged heart and struggles with glaucoma and poor eyesight.
British rockers Suede will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album Dog Man Star by performing the work in full at a concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at London's Royal Albert Hall in March (14).
British pop star Ed Sheeran is to perform a special show at a cancer charity gala a year after axing his planned set so he could tour Australia. The A Team hitmaker was invited by the event's curators Roger Daltrey and Noel Gallagher to perform as part of the week-long Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser in the U.K. last year (13), but he was forced to turn down the offer because of prior commitments Down Under.
The singer insisted at the time that he intended to honour his promise at a future date - and it has now been confirmed he will perform as part of the 2014 line-up.
Sheeran says, "When Noel asked me to play last year I couldn't as I was touring Australia. I promised him and Roger that if they wanted me another time I'd be there, so here I am!
"I'm the same age as some of the people the charity helps and it's a real honour to be asked. I hope we raise lots of money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust."
The Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser is an annual, week-long series of concerts in London originally set up by The Who star Daltrey.
The 2014 gala, which takes place in March (14), will also feature performances from The Cure, Suede, and Paolo Nutini.