If you’ve been smiling along with our Get Happy campaign this Spring, you might also have seen our Get Happy video with our fabulous seasonnaires and all the little things that get them happy! You might also have heard our JW Happy Soundtrack to the film; the brilliant My Friend by new artist Moon Brother.
Hailing from Somerset – just like us! – these two brothers, Matt and Theo Weedon, grew up in a small village with a postbox and a man selling funny shaped vegetables. Boasting Bert Weedon as their grandfather (British guitar virtuoso), music has always been a part of their lives. Both played in bands growing up, though not together. Matt has had tracks featured on hit TV show Skins, and is now an upcoming songwriter working with some of our favourite artists! Theo is also a talented illustrator, and he has worked on all the artwork for their new project.
Having sat down together last year, the brothers started writing music together and formed Moon Brother. Acoustic and folky, their song writing explores personal stories and experiences. We sent them off to the a studio in London to record their track My Friend with producer Anu Pillai.
You can listen to the full track of My Friend here -> https://soundcloud.com/moon-brother
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Newcastle University Fashion Show - in aid of teenage cancer research. Jack Wills Christmas collection hits the catwalk with the help of Newcastle Jack Wills Seasonnaires Rory and Grace.
Manchester born Liberty Shaw stopped by to talk styling tips, Ed Sheeran and dressing reluctant rock stars…
"I work as a stylist to male celebrities such as Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and Ralf Little. As a makeup and hair artist I’ve worked with Bruno Mars, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, The Darkness, Annette Bening, Petra Nemcova, Matchbox Twenty, Joanna Lumley, Jamie Dornan and a few others.
I went to the London College of Fashion and trained to be a film makeup artist. I went straight to working in fashion and makeup. Through working with musicians I kind of fell into styling by them just asking for my help.
I’ve worked with Ed Sheeran and Paolo Nutini since they were teenagers. I took a gentle approach to the boys. I didn’t want to scare them into clothes or make them look ‘over-styled’. I want the artist’s character and personality to shine. It’s lovely to take them on a journey to where they feel really confident and sexy. Most importantly I want them to feel that they wear the clothes and the clothes are not wearing them.”
Follow Liberty on twitter: @lib1312
Top fashion blogger, and #jwyoungbrit, Monica Welburn recently came by our Carnaby Street store with a group of her #BFFs to swill champers and try on our Party range. Here are her top picks from #JWParty. Definitely take a look at her wonderful blog: The Elgin Avenue. And follow her on instagram: @monicabeatrice .
You can see Jack Wills party range here: Party Wishlist
Max Wallis, poet, model and JW Young Briton, gave us a heads up on his favourite bookstores to get lost in on a Sunday afternoon.
1. Heywood Hill – Situated in Mayfair, London, this is a bookshop rich in history. Stop by for any of your favourite modern classics or to explore incredible antiquarian books.
2. Gosh! – Meanwhile over in Soho, Gosh! is Max’s go to place for comics, manga and vintage children’s books.
3. London Review Bookshop – The iconic literary magazine takes physical form in its bookshop in Camden. Theirs is a bestsellers list worth checking out.
4. The Book Barge – Meet Joseph, the floating barge bookshop which cruises the waterways of Great Britain. Rumour has it that books can be bought with cake.
5. The Broadway Bookshop – Buried in Broadway Market, Hackney, this is the place to find the books you didn’t even know you wanted.
And one for luck…
Okay, it’s not in London, but just a hop across the Channel is Shakespeare and Company. This Parisian paradise for bibliophiles, Shakespeare and Co. is renowned for its hospitality to writers.
Max is a multi-talented Londoner like no other. Having studied Biology at the University of Manchester, he discovered his calling in the world of poetry. Now he jets around the world modelling in fashion shows, picking up ideas for his unique, heartfelt poems as he goes.
Experience his work at www.max-wallis.com
When Brits and Americans meet, some confusion can ensue… We’re here to help!
When we Brits say: “That’s ace!”
We’re not playing tennis. It means awesome! Brilliant! The bees knees!