How to hibernate this winter…

 

So October is here, and it has finally sunk in that winter is just around the corner. So put away the bikini tops, denim cut offs and sandals it is time to HIBERNATE.

We are taking a leaf out of natures book, and layering up animal fur (faux obvs) to stay warm this winter, here is an edit of our favourite styles to warm your bones this winter.

 

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How Two Live

Names: Jess and Stef Dadon

Occupations: Queens of cool

Mission in Life: To take over the world… isn’t everybody’s?

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What do you do for a 9-5?

At the moment we have our hands full with three new born babies that keep us busy all day and awake all night – our website howtwolive.com , our shoe line TWOOBS and our book #HOWTWOLIVE

How did you get in to what you are doing?

We started our blog in 2012 when Stef moved to Paris for six months. At the time we were both working in fashion and the blog was more of a side project, but as HTL grew it turned into our dream job.

Perks of the Job?

There are defitnely lots but the best part is probably that we get to work on everything together. Even when we’re doing boring admin work we still find ways to make it fun because we’re always in it together.

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How would you describe your style?

We don’t really stick to one particular style – it’s not as fun! Our wardrobe is a magical mix of everything from colours and prints, to vintage, to some awesome quirky pieces. Every morning we’ll head to our eclectic closet and throw on whatever we’re in the mood for.

Ultimate style icon?

Anna Dello Russo is our numero uno. We love the cool element she brings to whatever she wears – whether it’s an OTT Jeremy Scott outfit or a gold Versace sequin number, girlfriend knows how to rock it.

Favourite go-to outfit?

In summer you’ll usually find us in easy playsuits and platforms, and then in winter we have these amazing lamb wool jackets and throw over anything and everything.

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Junk food weakness?

Oooooooo definitely Nutella donuts… or Nutella pancakes… or Nutella ice cream… or just about anything with Nutella on it really.

Rainy Day Movie?

Parent Trip (insert embarrassed emoji)

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Lazy Oaf x Ragged Priest Launch Party

 

For our first EVER collaboration, we let our sisters at Lazy Oaf loose on our signature Mom Jean. Expect a cartoon takeover of our classic 90s cut… tough but cute, cool but kind of messy.

Come celebrate the #lazyxragged launch with us, next Thursday 3rd September.

 

+ Live DJ set from Double Trouble

+ Hot Dogs from Dirty Bones & slices by Pizza Pilgrims

+ Hair chalking booth from Keash Braids

+ Fruity Fizz, courtesy of Alska Cider

+ Exclusive goody bag with all denim purchases

Doors open 6pm-9pm at the Lazy Oaf Store (2 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QL)

 

RSVP is essential, please email names to: rsvp@theraggedpriest.com, and make sure to join the official event page here.

 

LO x RP INVITATION

Sophie Hannah Richardson

Name: Sophie Hannah Richardson

Occupation: Digital Executive | Blogger | Stylist

Mission in Life: to become a mermaid and live in LA

 

Where is home to you? Essex is where I grew up, but now I am based in London

What do you do for a 9-5? I work as Digital Executive at a PR agency, overseeing social media and blogger outreach

How did you get into what you are doing? My first ever job was as a Creative Assistant, and from there I got into managing brands’ social media channels and then pretty much learnt on the job!

Perks of the job: Being able to work with lots of Bloggers from all over the world

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How would you describe your style? 90s, grunge and mermaidy. I love to accessorise and make a statement

What do you think makes a good blog? Clean layout, quality images and consistency between blog posts

Ultimate style icon? Mstr of Disguise. I love her hair and the edge she has to her style.

Favourite go-to outfit? Ripped black jeans, crop top, choker and sneaks. I like to keep comfy during the day.

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Junk food weakness? Pulled pork burger with chips and mayo! I’d eat that all day everyday!

Rainy day movie? Pitch Perfect

Where would we find you on a typical Friday night? On my sofa, in my fluffy dressing gown with a TV show on in the background and me on my laptop blogging- quite sad isn’t it?!

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Alie Layus

 

Name: Alie Layus

Occupation: DJ & Producer / Photographer / Model

Mission in Life: to continue growing, creating and learning for the rest of my life

 

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Where is home to you? I grew up in Southern California, but right now I split my time between San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

What do you do for a 9-5? I’ve never had a 9-5 in my life! I’m not good with too much structure or routine… an luckily, I’ve always been really great at finding ways to make money through the creative things that I enjoy doing.

How did you get into what you’re doing? I taught myself how to DJ about 5 years ago, and I just worked really hard to master the skill, did a lot of networking, and within a year of beginning I was able to support myself through DJing full time. Making music, modelling, taking photos and blogging all just naturally fell into place afterwards because of the brands and the people I was meeting through being a DJ.

Perks of the job: I have the best job ever, I get to play music for a living, work with fund brands and take photos of babes all day.

 

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How would you describe your style? I grew up in Southern California and I think my style reflects that. Very casual – jeans, vintage t shirts, Vans, Doc Martins and messy beach hair.

Ultimate style icon? I love Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in the 90s

Favourite go-to outfit? High Waisted denim shorts, Vans and a comfy vintage T Shirt

 

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Junk food weakness? Any type of sour candy of chocolate & peanut butter

Rainy Day Movie? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thelma & Louise, Coraline and anything with Tom Hardy in (ha ha).

Top 3 songs on your playlist right now? That’s a tough one for me, I’m constantly listening to so much new music across all different genres, so it is really difficult to narrow it down to just 3 songs! I always love the Weeknd and Drake’s new stuff of course! A bit random, but I have also been listening to a lot of country lately, I love Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert. I usually always listen to the Frank Sinatra channel on Sirius Radio late at night and on my way home from finishing a set.

Where would we find you on a typical Friday night? If I’m not DJing, then I’m probably at home cooking dinner and watching Netflix with a glass of wine, or I’m out to dinner with friends.

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Ultimate Festival Line Up

 

You know what festivals are really about??? … the Mother F**king MUSIC. So, who would be in your ultimate festival line up? And we mean ULTIMATE… no rules, not even time.  Here are some of our favourite festival performances EVER, some past and present, but all of them would take center stage as part of our Ulitmate Festival Line Up.

 

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From our Mum and Dad’s era, but cool nonetheless. One of Queens most memorable performances. Plus rocking out to Diana and Charles must of been pretty cool.

 

DIANA QUEEN

 

 

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Everyone was cynical at this controversial headline, but if you weren’t turned around by that performance then seriously, WHERE IS YOUR SOULLLL? And how can someone who wears that many rhinestones not be a boss??

 

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Jimi famously performed the closing set of Woodstock at 9AM, what a way to top it off!! We wish we had experienced the free love of  Woodstock at the best of times, but to see this performance would of been insane. We love a guy in fringing.

 

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Gravity defying hats, surreal onstage chat, a gazillion outfit changes and a hula hoop performance interval – and all this when you are 60??? WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT IN LIFE.

 

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After a huge backlash from their latest album, and being labelled as an ‘over-hyped drug addicts’ how did Kurt chose to respond to his critics?? …by being wheeled out on stage in a wheelchair and then finishing off with smashing up the whole stage.

 

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A rapper headlining Glastonbury?? Wtf?!? Of course Jigga Man proved everyone wrong and brought the f**king house down with his set at Glasto. It just goes to show that those festival organizers really do know what they are doing.

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Loren Miles

Name: Loren Miles

Occupation: Hair Stylist at BLEACH

Mission in life: Cliche, but to be happy, keep doing what I love and to see the world

Where is home to you? North London

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Perks of the job: Meeting new people, everyone has their own story. Working with the others, we’re all close and it’s always a lot of fun

How would you describe your style? Most of the time I probably look like an art teacher. I work odd hours and tend to meet my friends out afterwards. So you’ll usually see me wearing my Mom Jeans or Dungarees and covered in colour.

Favourite hair trends for summer? Summer to me = festivals and holidays, I can’t wait! Braids, plaits, buns, messy ponytails and beach wave

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Favourite go to hair style? For me it;’s the just out of bed look, usually because I’ve just got out of bed. I like my hair messy and it dries kind wavy naturally. I’ll sometimes all in a few faves and use some Bleach Swamp Spritz to make it look more ‘done’
Worst haircut on file? Ahh man. As a moody teenager I cut all my hair off into a short weird crop. I definitely shaved some of it as well, it wasn’t great.
Who were some of your hair influences growing up? Gwen Stefani, any of the cast from the TV show Tribe and Daryl Hannah in Splash
Best piece of hair advice? Really standard, but always use heat protector. People forget about it BECAUSE it doesn’t seem to give you any instant results. You get tons of damage from heat styling over time and if you’re trying to grow your hair long, then it is key!
Junk Food Weakness? CRISPS. Loads of crisps. Especially the rubbish ones.
Rainy Day Movie? Romeo & Juliet if I’m feeling soppy, or anything by Wes Anderson. Love him.
Where would we find you on a typical Friday night? At the salon, we work late! Eating food round Central or East, I eat out way too much!

 

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Haruna Yakota

Name: Haruna Yokota
Occupation: Spoildy Crative Director/DJ/Model
Where is home to you: Los Angeles (born and raised in Tokyo!)

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What do you think makes a good DJ? It’s best to know about as many music genres as possible and go to crazy fun parties as often as you can to feel all the good vibes. I wish I could go to all the parties in the world :))

How has your taste in music changed over time? I’m always inspired by the audience and what the crowd react to.

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 favourite go-to outfit? Goth make up, wearing all black with my Yves Saint Laurent bag!

junk food weakness? In-n-Out always!

Where would we find you on a typical Friday night? Avalon Hollywood

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favourite songs on your playlist right now?

Major Lazor & DJ Snake feat. mo – Lean On

A$AP Rocky feat. skrillex – wild for the night

oliver heldens – gecko

ultimate style icon? Mia moretti & margot

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photography: photo by 217 @photoby217 | mua: megu @meguuuuchu

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