DiLello, longest cocktail party feat. Pretty Green

Pretty Green crowned Drapers Brand of the year!

Pretty Green store opening in London, Carnaby Street

Pretty Green beginning

Pretty Green beginning
Milan

Vogue: Pretty Green @ London Collections

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LONDON - Liam Gallagher has joined the London Collections: Men line-up for autumn/winter 2013-14, showcasing the latest collection from his Pretty Green label. The move marks the first time the former Oasis frontman has shown interest in being part of the luxury fashion circuit.
Gallagher's most recent offering will be shown via a cinematic presentation on January 7, documenting the brand's history, held at The Arts Club in Mayfair. A number of mannequins will be dotted round the room for guests to view close-up. A catwalk show is planned for spring/summer 2014.
"We are delighted to be a part of the forthcoming LC: M event in January and this will be the first time we have participated," Pretty Green brand director Nigel Grant told us. "Our event will showcase our journey so far and preview the next autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. It's going to be a party with attitude reflecting the brands fusion of music and fashion."
Gallagher launched his Pretty Green fashion line in Milan in March 2009, which made an impressive £4 million turnover in the first year alone. He has since collaborated with Paul Weller and introduced a new accessories category.

Pretty Green anti-fur

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LONDON - Still speeding. Liam Gallagher is anti-fur. The former Oasis frontman's fashion label Pretty Green is completely free of animal fur, and the company has now joined animal rights charity PETA's list of fur-free fashion labels.
In an e-mail sent to PETA, Pretty Green's chief executive officer confirmed that the company has a strict no-fur policy and that it will now label any faux-fur trim on its garments.
"We are delighted to add Liam to the list of truly talented visionaries and trendsetters who are able to design stylish, fashionable and popular clothing without the use of fur," says PETA's Senior Programme Manager Yvonne Taylor.
Gallagher's a long proponent of animal rights. After reportedly signing up as the face of charity Pup Aid back in 2010 he told The Sun he'd be a crusader for dachshunds: "Extinction of sausage dogs? I will prevent that! When I’m back in England I am gonna buy 900 of them. I am gonna prevent them from downfall."
Liam's name is now on the list with other top designers who are against real fur, including Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Vivienne Westwood.

Of course, on the contrary, Noel Gallagher supports a new sport: throwing stuff at cows in Ireland.
He already received protests from Peta.

Pretty Green behind the scenes

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


AYNHO - This is your chance to take a look behind the lens and see what went on when Pretty Green filmed the AW '12 campaign video.
Filmed on location at Aynhoe Park (near Banbury), a spectacular country house in The Cotswolds, the film captures the mood of this season collection.
It might look like everyone was just having fun (which we were!) but there was a lot of hard work involved too. Over 2 days the team worked their magic to transform this eccentric British country house into the backdrop for the ‘Exile on Main Street’ inspired collection. Liam was on hand too, checking each stage of the filming, as you can see in our exclusive film, in addition to making a cameo appearance.
Watch the exclusive behind the scenes footage now and see just how we created the essence of the Rolling Stones crazy life back in the 70’s.

After photographing the Spring/Summer campaign for Pretty Green it was great to get commissioned for the Autumn/Winter season too. The shoot was over 2 days at the amazing Aynhoe Park in Oxforshire, this venue was a photographers dream with so many areas to shoot, had the maddest interior and some crazy props everywhere e.g stuffed full size lions, giraffes, polar bears, snakes (I hate snakes) with so much more (kept finding things).
On the first day we shot the video for the campaign, I was there to shoot images of the models in between takes and capture behind the scenes of the whole shoot, whist they were filming. Day two we just has a small crew and used Tom, one of the models to shoot the look book around the grounds of the house.
The new season is based on the Rolling Stones infamous album 'Exile On Main Street'. The label draws on the theme and tunes into some of the key elements that embodied the ethos of those heady days back in 1971.
Really happy how everything came out. The actual printed lookbook is like an old double gatefold record LP cover, with one side being the campaign book and the other the lookbook and I have included some screen grabs from the PG site also, to show how its been marketed.
Also last week I went to Birmingham to shoot Pretty Green's new store. They had lots of displays and point of sales from the shoot too, which looked great. Dan Reid

Pretty Green @ London's January collections

Thursday, November 01, 2012

LONDON - As head of design at Pretty Green, Pat Salter is Liam Gallagher's right hand man, charged with turning the Beady Eye frontman's vision into a wearable reality. The former head of denim development at Ted Baker, Salter was appointed after a chance meeting with Liam in London last year. During his tenure, he has kicked the three-year-old brand up a gear, introducing the smarter Black Label line as well as expanding the denim offering from three pairs of jeans to a whole range of hard-wearing workwear. We talked to the designer to pick his brain about what is like to work with one of the most outspoken individuals in British music.

How does the creative process work between you and Liam?
Pat : Liam's a very hands-on boss. At the beginning of the season we have a design meeting and discuss where his head's at with the collections - what sort of mood he's feeling and what he's into at that particular time. Then I go away and create a mood board around those ideas. Unfortunately I can't buy the amount of clothes that he does but he has a huge archive of clothing that he selects from his wardrobe to build the collection around. He doesn't sit there drawing, but he's got a lot of ideas - being in a band, he's a creative guy.

Who is your best-dressed British man?
It's got to be Brian Jones. Obviously if you dressed like that now you wouldn't get very far walking down your local high street, but every picture of him is cool. I also like late Sixties/early Seventies Michael Caine. You've got to throw Keith Richards in there too. Don't get me wrong, that's not how I dress - I don't walk around with big floppy rabbit fur hats with feathers in them, but you can't deny how great those guys looked: clashing shoes, clashing patterns, clashing fabrics, velvet, corduroy. It was chaos, but it worked.

What are the five items a man should have in his wardrobe?
Firstly, a decent pair of well-fitting selvedge jeans from Japan. Not a reproduction pair - a real hardcore pair of wear-in-yourself Japanese jeans. Then a white v-neck T-shirt and a cool bit of outerwear (I would go for a Stone Island CP parka). On the shoe front you need a pair of classic sneaker pumps. Finally you need a slim-fitting black suit tucked away in your wardrobe that can be worn at smarter events.

Who is your Bond of choice?
Straight away my brain went to Sean Connery, but I'm going for Roger Moore. Those tailored suits with nipped-in waists and pastel colours: you couldn't wear his stuff unless you were a make-believe secret agent.

Will Pretty Green ever do black tie?
Liam goes to a lot of smarter events these days, so, I can't definitely say yes, but it's a distinct possibility.

What is the most stylish film and why?
Get Carter is the obvious answer, but I'm going to say Star Wars. Just look at the Stormtroopers: those costumes are as cool today as they were when they came out in the Seventies.

Can you recommend a good book?
Ideas from Massimo Osti. He was the brains behind a lot of great brands - including my favourite, Stone Island CP - and this is a photographic biography of his genius. Sad times, good book.

What do you have planned next?
We want to do more on the accessories side of things - we have a completely new shoe range launching next season which is exciting. The next big thing is our showing at London Collections: Men in January…

After Liam presented his GQ Men Of The Year award, will we be seeing Bradley Wiggins in the next campaign?
They struck up quite a rapport at the GQ Awards, didn't they? Wiggins is a dude and he's into the same scene as us, but as to whether he'll do stuff with us? Watch this space.

Pretty Green autumn-winter collection

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


STOKE-ON-TRENT - Looking good in the autumn and winter can be tricky for men everywhere, you have to stay warm and dry but often this is to the detriment to style and fashion, however a menswear store in Stoke-on-Trent is working hard to correct the balance with its new product ranges this autumn.
There are no shortages of designer fashion labels that take great amounts of inspiration and influence from 1980’s football terrace culture, many of these labels have been founded many years after the football casuals’ heyday of the 80’s. One of these labels, Pretty Green, was founded in 2009 in Milan by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
The label has won a series of industry awards for its striking and innovative designs and in general has been making great waves in the fashion world. Gallagher’s brand is not only influenced by the notorious terrace culture, but also has hints of mod culture of the 60’s and has a hint of Oasis’s own glory days of 1990’s Britpop. However the singer will openly admit that he has no input into the design or production of the clothing, he does though, approve of the final designs.
In particular Pretty Green jackets and shirts have, in the past, been big sellers at Terraces, and this year’s autumn and winter collection adds thirteen new coats to compliment Terraces existing stock. Included in the range includes winter takes on the popular Festival style jacket and the Harrington style jacket, these two shorter style are complimented by the addition of a selection of longer pieces, which are perfect for the cold winter months. These longer pieces include the navy style mac coat which includes an adjustable waist coat and angled welt pockets.
Terraces Menswear are also stocking a generous selection of Pretty Green Parka’s and hooded jackets this autumn and winter, Terraces has selected a Khaki style a black coloured parka jacket and is offering hooded jackets in red, navy and in a camo style design.
In terms of the Pretty Green shirts offered by Terraces Menswear, range is influenced and inspired by classic British tailoring and offers customers shirts that can be worn as part of a formal or more casual look with shirts available in check and plain blue, navy and white.
Pretty Green is not the only designer brand available at the store, Terraces offers a full range of menswear essentials that could complement those styles offered by Liam Gallagher's brand or that will enable you create your own unique style.
[as Liam says: you shouldn't wear only Pretty Green. - Marco]
The autumn and winter 2012 Pretty Green selection at Terraces can be bought online from www.terracesmenswear.co.uk or by popping into Terraces store in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, both of which offer the shopper an excellent and satisfactory shopping experience where advice is easily obtainable.

Fiona Kay

Pretty Green model

Sunday, October 21, 2012


MILAN - from Women Direct, Milan. Pretty Green womenswear soon. Model not available, already engaged ;).
Liam, how do you want girls to be dressed?
"not a big fan of girls in clothes" (lol) 



appropriate hairstyle: Oasis fringe :) (that Noel Gallagher lost...)

Pretty Green first catwalk

Friday, October 12, 2012

NEW YORK - Pretty Green has shown the Spring/Summer 2013 collection at New York’s Nolcha fashion week. It’s the first time a collection has been previewed in New York and there was great excitement and interest in the range, as it went down a storm with the US audience.
Nolcha fashion week is a key date in the fashion calendar for designers and brands alike, as it’s an important way to showcase collections to the US market. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform for promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week.
As a young British brand it was fantastic to be a part of Nolcha and to get such an exceptional response, we’ll look forward to being involved again.

リアム・ギャラガー来日インタヴュ

Thursday, September 27, 2012

オアシス解散後に結成されたビーディ・アイを率いて来日。その際に、自身のクロージング・ブランド“Pretty Green”の青山本店をオープンしたリアム。チャリティ・コンサートを開催するなど、人一倍、日本を気遣う彼が、震災後の日本について思いを語る。

フォトグラファーにヘアメイク、エディターにアシスタント、海外のレーベル・マネージャーに日本のエージェント、PR会社の人々、通訳担当者などなど、多くの関係者たちが入り乱れるホテルのペントハウス。

それぞれのプロフェッショナルが各自の仕事を完璧にこなそうと緊張感に包まれるなか、その中央に位置する彼はといえば、拍子抜けするほど気さくな態度で、擦れ違いざまにも“やあ!”と声を掛けてくれれば、インタヴューの開始時・終了時には、わざわざこちらに歩み寄ると手を差し出してもくれる。しかもインタヴュー中は、終始上半身を乗り出し、英国人らしいブラックユーモアで笑いをちりばめることを忘れない。

それは天上のロックスターがわざわざ下界へと降りてきてあげたというポーズでもなければ、愛想をふりまく人気セレブのようなわざとらしさでもない。すべてが、リアム・ギャラガーという男の嘘偽りのない生き様に即している。

労働者階級からの成り上がりロッカーであり、そのルーツがDNAに刻まれている。彼のブランド“Pretty Green”が、労働者の象徴ともいえるモッズ・スタイルをベースとしているのは至極当然といえる。イリュージョンを生み出すのではなく、リアルな姿を写し出そうとする彼のフォト・セッションは、アッという間に終了した。

猛烈なスピードで撮影をこなされていましたね。

まあね、そもそもモデル体形じゃないし、そういう のってもっと適任者がいると思っているからね。

とはいえ、あなたがこのPretty Greenの顔ですよね。

うんうん、そういうことになるかな(苦笑)。いや、まったくその通りだよ。だが、オレが主役というよりも、服がブランドの顔なんだ。

そのPrettyGreenのコンセプトとは?

特にコレというのはないよ。基本的にはオレが着たい服。店頭にある服は、どれもオレ自身が着たいものばかり。それがコンセプトといえばコンセプトかな。

ステージでも着用されていましたね。

オンステージでもオフステージでも、両方のシチュエーションで着られる服だから。君さえよければ、シャワーしながらでも着てほしいと思っているよ(笑)。というのは冗談だけど、オレ自身が常日頃から着たいような服装というのがベース。オレがオフの時間に着たい服であり、もちろんその延長でもあるオンステージにおいても同様さ。

ビーディ・アイは昨年、アルバム『ディファレント・ギア、スティル・スピーディング』でデビューして以来、どんなふうに変化してきましたか?

歳をとったよな(笑)。だが、1960年代を彷彿とさせる美しいポップ・ミュージックを奏でるという音楽の方向性は不変だね。しかも大音響で。つまり、いまでもロックンロール・バンドをやっている。

ライヴを重ねていくなかで進化はありましたか?

オレたちの場合、自分たちのスタイルを守るため演奏自体はそれほど変わることはない。ほとんど不変だよ。ただ、これから作るニュー・アルバムでは少し異なるアプローチを試してみたいと考えている。

というと?

いや、まだ明らかではないよ。だが曲はもう全部完成している。すべて書き上がっている。あとは9月からのレコーディングを待つばかり。きっと、いいアルバムになるぜ。

オアシスの頃と比べて、いまのほうが自由を謳歌しているようですが。

たぶん、そうかもね。うん、きっとそうさ。だが、オアシスのときにもオレは自由を謳歌していたし、自分のバンドという気持ちで、やりたいようにやっていたけどね。ただ曲作りに関しては、あまりやっていなかった。いまは曲作りもオレたちが手掛けている。その分、自由度が高くなったと言えるかもしれないけれど、過去20年間オレはずっと自由だったのは確かだよ。

とはいえ、以前はお兄さん(ノエル)が……。

オレを支配下に置こうとしてきた。

つまりボスだったわけですが。

いや、ヤツがボスだったことはない。ほかのみんなのボスだったかもしれないが、オレのボスだったことはない。そんなのムリだぜ。そこが問題だったわけさ。わかるだろう? だから彼はグループを離れることになってしまった。しかし、オレは自分の主張を曲げることはない。

Bradley Wiggins: what a gentleman Liam

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

LONDON - Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was on hand to present Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins with the Lifetime Achievement award at the GQ Awards in London.
Wiggins said: ""It means a lot to be presented with this award from Liam. I grew up with Oasis. What a night at GQ awards and Liam what a gent, cheers".

Introducing the award Liam said: "Not since Phil Daniels in Quadrophenia has a man looked so cool on a set of wheels – Bradley Wiggins."

Reigniting an interest in the Mod look it was no surprise to see Wiggins refreshing his wardrobe in the Pretty Green Manchester store last week.
Since his Gold win at the Olympics and being the only Brit in History to win the Tour De France, Wiggins has become somewhat of a style icon and man of the moment.

The UK’s Olympians and Paralympians have marked “a year to remember”. Stars including Sir Chris Hoy, Louis Smith, Mo Farah and Jody Cundy came on stage to accept the Team award.
Other awards saw Homeland star Damian Lewis named TV Personality of the year and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen named best comedian. Gary Barlow was given the Outstanding Achievement award, while Michael Fassbender was named Actor of the year.
U2 frontman Bono presented the Inspiration award to Sir Salman Rushdie, and Sir Tom Jones picked up the Legend award at the ceremony. He we presented with the award – and a pair of knickers – by Grace Jones with the Welsh veteran joking: “Thank you, us Jones’ have to stick together.”
US film producer Harvey Weinstein gave the Editor’s Special award to James Corden, while Thor star Chris Hemsworth was presented with the International Breakthrough award by fellow Australian Kylie Minogue.
Other stars at the event (@ Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London): Robbie Williams and his heavily pregnant wife Ayda Field, Ronan Keating, Victoria Pendleton, new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe, Tinie Tempah (Best Solo Artist), Jessie J, Lana Del Rey, etc.
Milan's Dolce & Gabbana won the Designers award (presented by Monica Bellucci), Boris Johnson won the Politician one.

more to add soon
(not to be thrown at Noel Gallagher's cows)

Robbie Williams: Pretty Green is my fashion inspiration

Friday, August 31, 2012

LONDON - Robbie Williams once disliked Liam Gallagher so much he offered to fight him on live TV.
But now the Take That star is so in awe of his former rival that Liam has become his fashion inspiration.
Speaking at the launch of his Farrell label at London’s Selfridges, Robbie heaped praise on Liam’s label Pretty Green.
He said: “I’ve been on the Pretty Green website and looked at their clothes and it should do really well because it’s really well put together.
“I think the difference between mine and Liam’s clothes is probably 40 to 50 years.
“This is genuine WW1 Winston Churchill stuff and I think Liam’s is more mod 1960s and maybe Nineties. There is a definite difference, you can just tell by looking at the style.
“If we can achieve what Pretty Green has achieved in what seems like a short space of time then that would be brilliant.”
Robbie famously offered to fight Liam at the 2000 Brit Awards following a war of words with the Gallagher brothers.
Noel Gallagher branded Robbie “the fat dancer from Take That”.
[and Noel hates fat people, insulting even his own fans...]
But there has been lots of water under the bridge since then and Robbie is happy being talked about in the same breath as Liam in fashion circles.
The singer, who wants Olympic hero Mo Farah to model his clobber, admitted he started his own label because he feared people thought he was “weird” for liking UFOs. And his fascination made him “fat”.
He said: “Ever since I was 16 all I have been doing is make album, promote album, tour album... and I did that for 20 years.
“Then I got a bit burnt out and I was looking for something else. I thought that something else was making documentaries about UFOs. But that wasn’t going to work out for me. it just made me weird and — at the time — fat. Weird and fat, looking for UFOs.
“So I thought I would reverse out of this situation, which was a PR nightmare, and my management put the idea to me.
“I live in America, where pop stars and actors all seem to do a multitude of things.
“I pretty much thought I could do a clothing line.
“I didn’t know how we would, but we’ve done it.”
Another LA-based singer turned fashion designer has also made an impact on Robbie — Victoria Beckham. He just wishes he could command the same prices.
“If we could charge £36,000 like Victoria Beckham then we would — but we can’t.”


Pretty Green Rolling Stones inspired

Thursday, August 30, 2012

MILAN - Liam Gallagher is once again back in the spotlight, this time modelling the Rolling Stones-inspired autumn/winter collection 2012 for Milan-born Pretty Green. The former Oasis man makes his presence felt in a bold, pinstriped suit with distinctive Pretty Green shades in a video based on the Rolling Stones time during the recording of Exile On Main Street. With a wealth of Stones-inspired decadence - scarlet plaid jackets, Italian double breasted suits and paisley print silk scarves - we finally have an easy way to channel our inner Keith Richards with a touch of Riviera glamour.


3 videos



more to add soon

meanwhile, the sales continue

Liam Gallagher: clothes are important, man

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

LONDON - Three years ago, Liam started his own clothes company, based on a straightforward idea: to produce the kind of attire that Liam, a self-confessed clothes addict, likes to wear. So think Beatles-y suits, Quadrophenia -ish parkas and polos, carefully cut denim and plenty of paisley.
Although Liam, unlike so many dubious celebrity "designers", has never professed to create the clothes himself, he does control the quality of everything - and stringently so. "If it isn't cool it gets binned," he says. "I know people might buy it anyway and not everyone's me, but that's how it is: you've got to look at every detail, otherwise you'll end up selling shit."
Pretty Green has since done pretty amazingly. In its first year of trading turnover was a reported £4 million, and there are 11 stand-alone shops across the nation. Now it is going international, says Liam: "We've got something going on in Copenhagen and there's Tokyo as well."
The company's first Japanese store opened and a party was attended by several hundred label‑loving fans and Liam himself, who was passing through for a gig with his post-Oasis band, Beady Eye.
Liam's move from rock to retail (although he's still rocking) has not only been a success during a particularly difficult period for clothes sales, but seems to have come at the perfect time for a man whose fortune depended partly on record sales. These might have been destroyed by the internet - but you can't download a jacket.
"Yeah, you're right," he says. "No one's making money out of records so it has been a good move. But it wasn't a planned move, it just happened."
Gallagher is keen to avoid sounding too enthusiastic about being in the fashion business because, quite simply, he loathes fashion. "I don't want to get caught up in it," he sniffs. "I'm not hostile, but 90 per cent of the music business is run by idiots and I'll guess it's the same for fashion, know what I mean?"
(it is the same...)
To drive the point home, he adds: "I haven't got a favourite brand, I haven't got a favourite designer. I like what I like. I spend a lot of money on clothes so I know my shit. In fact, I probably spend more on clothes than 90 per cent of these fashion people because they get it all for nowt."
And although he stars in his own campaigns, he is even endearingly shifty about endorsing his own clothes.
He reserves particular disdain for other musicians who allow themselves to be dressed rather than dressing themselves. "I'll never have a stylist. If I like something, I get it and I put it on. Who are these judges? If you like something, you like it, and if someone else doesn't, well it doesn't mean you're wrong, does it? At least you went out and dressed yourself. If someone turned around to me and was like, 'here mate, take that rubbish off that you've worked your b------- off to buy and get this on you…" A look of withering froideur flits across his face.
He may despise fashion but Gallagher is perfectly happy about growing his brand. He is, he says, "passionate" about doing boys-wear on behalf of his sons, Lennon and Gene. "Lennon's 13 so he can start wearing the T-shirts but Gene [just 11] is desperately going, 'Dad, can I have a parka? Can I have this?'And I'm mad for getting them made."
Although he notoriously uses it to aggravate, a lot of Liam's ruckus-whipping rhetoric is, in truth, delivered with a self-deprecating wink. This comes out best today when I ask whether he plans to make Pretty Green perfumes - a question designed to rile him but which delights him instead. "Why not? I'm down with the fragrances. I love my Chanel Bleu - I love it, man - and I get non-stop compliments off the girls who work in toy shops, man. I put loads on, you can smell me coming. So I'd definitely do it, without a doubt. I've got no idea how you go about it, though."
Next month Liam turns 40. He plans a party - "just another party" - and doesn't seem worried about the milestone: "Bring it on!"
Clothes-wise, though, could Liam be confronting the same conundrum as so many men of his generation, who have spent their teens, twenties and thirties in sporty casual gear but now face looking like sad, try-hard dads?
The rock star pauses for thought, concedes that he hates "old geezers in tracksuits", then adds: "I hear what you're saying, because I've started wearing slacks and Tod's. They're great and all that, but I'm thinking, 'Am I losing the plot here?' "
OK, then… a midlife clothing crisis? "No! It's not a midlife crisis. Because I'm looking cool as fuck. Although I have since gone back to my decking pumps and leathers."
So even Liam Gallagher concedes that you can't put style over comfort for ever. "Mick Jagger, he's done his time now, hasn't he? So he's wearing lovely, nice loafers and his feet are comfortable."
And what will Liam be wearing when he's as old as Sir Mick? "I don't know, man. Pretty Green. As long as you look cool and you've got your own head of hair, that's all I care about."

Pretty Green rocks Tokyo

Friday, July 27, 2012

TOKYO - The hot ticket in Tokyo on Wednesday night was the launch party to celebrate the recent opening of Pretty Green’s first international store. The official launch party took place at the prestigious Two Rooms Bar which is walking distance from the store situated in the Aoyama shopping district.
Liam Gallagher joined VIP’s including models and celebrities, along with the Pretty Green teams from Japan and the UK, to celebrate the success of the new store. DJ for the night Andy Bell kept the guest entertained laying down some cool tracks and mixing tunes for the duration. Sponsors Belvedere Vodka made sure the drinks were flowing all night and created a special ‘Pretty Green’ cocktail, which helped everyone enjoy the celebratory atmosphere.
Pretty Green opened its first international store in Japan on 29th June, selling an exclusive collection specifically designed for the Japanese market. The range is underpinned by a patriotic theme which includes a special redesigned vintage paisley in red, white and blue giving it its signature look. In addition there is dedicated Japanese online store where the collection is also available.
Nigel Grant, Brand director, comments: ‘We are delighted with what we have achieved here in Tokyo and tonight has been a culmination of all our hard work both in the UK and Japan. It’s a great team and together we have delivered a piece of our Pretty Green brand to Tokyo and our Japanese customers."


Andy Bell's DJ set "Godzilla!" from the Pretty Green Tokyo launch party, 25/07/2012. 


1. Godzilla Movie Theme
2. Godzilla Cartoon Theme
3. Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit) - The Beatles
4. Private Psychedelic Reel - Chemical Brothers
5. The Man Don’T Give A Fuck - Super Furry Animals
6. Pretty Green - The Jam
7. Bell Boy - The Who
8. I Feel Much Better - The Small Faces
9. Midnight To Six Man - Pretty Things
10. Biff Bang Pow! - Creation
11. Woo Hoo - 5.6.7.&8'S
12. Do The Strand - Roxy Music
13. Rip Off - T Rex
14. Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie
15. Cold Turkey (Live) - John Lennon
16. "99 Problems" - Jay Z / Dangermouse
17. Workinonit - J Dilla
18. Heartbreaker - Rolling Stones
19. The Last Time - Rolling Stones
20. Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis
21. Organ Donor - Dj Shadow
22. Weekender (12") - Flowered Up
23. Washing Machine - Mr. Fingers
24. Voodoo Ray - A Guy Called Gerald
25. Pacific 707 - 808 State
26. My Generation - The Who

Pretty Green special night

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TOKYO - The countdown has begun to the exclusive party to celebrate the opening of our first International Pretty Green store in Tokyo last month.
With 1 day to go, the PG team have arrived in Japan to finish the final preparations for this special party. It’s all happening on Wednesday 25th July and is being held to mark the official opening of the store and introduce the Japanese to the world of Pretty Green.
It’s going to be a very special event with Liam in attendance and Andy Bell providing the music for the night. We’ve also got a host of VIPs that will be mingling with the other guests throughout the evening.
You don’t need to miss out as the team will also be documenting their journey from start to finish and we’ll be uploading their pictures direct from Japan. We’re also putting together a special film of the launch party night, so make sure you check in and see what we’re up to!

Pretty Green sunglasses video

Friday, July 20, 2012

LONDON - Pretty Green invited the first 50 people who bought sunglasses from the new range to take part in a photo shoot by Tom Oxley. The images were then used to create a film to be used to promote the range. In addition, a mini-documentary will be seeded online.
The 30 sec ad piece with an Union Jack flag was produced and directed by Pretty Green, while the 'making of' mini documentary was produced by Holler and directed by Charlie Lightening of Lightening Productions (Beady Eye, Kasabian, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Pixie Lott, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Miles Kane, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai, White Lies, etc.)

Liam is in the semifinal for the Ultimate Icon, you can vote (Liam + vote now) clicking here
He could perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games London 2012 (it's a rumour).

festival fashion picks: Gallagher's girl

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

MILAN - It's almost time for Pretty Green's womenswear: you remember the mod style rules (as: sunglasses need to be large, plastic and round), we've been picking out the best of festival fashion and come rain or shine, we'll have you looking like a rockstar's wife. Here's a festival look that will have both the Gallagher brothers saying 'she's electric' whilst you rock out your parka.
Combining the festival fail safe must-haves including trilby, parka and a great pair of sunnies, this look not only screams practicality and versatility but effortlessly cool as well. We've mixed the classic look up with an on-trend feathered ear cuff and some studded detail on our shorts, not to forget popping out a bit of flesh in a teeny crop top. We've also opted for a girly vibe in an otherwise boyish look, with a twist of (Liam Gallagher's) leopard print running through. To finish, why not go for some laid-back locks like at Coachella below.


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support band for The Stone Roses in Milano is Mick Jones (from the Clash).
I was invited to a party with Ian Brown in London in 2001, we were there (on a little airplane) for just one night. This time I invited Liam but don't know yet if he's free. After party: fifteensome by me, lol (as usual when coming back from gigs).
To a place here (where Liam was, and my bodyguards Beppe & Pippo - Liam also was @ Just Cavalli near us - of course Noel Gallagher never was there, too cool place) I gave them a lot of beer and a deejay console. Since then, they're making parties, lol.
(as one of the main Italian newspapers wrote about me: I'm a benefactor for humanity, lol).
The last time Liam was there was 1 February 2009 to watch the Premier League, the day before Oasis last gig in Milan with Beckham, the "snowasis" gig, snowing so hard.

Stone Roses @ Heaton Park 3rd night

MANCHESTER - Lol, that's me when I was a child with stone flowers :) and a blonde girl drinking. Now it's not milk :)
I'm adding more videos to the previous posts, girls flashing tits included, lol.
Noel Gallagher should learn from Beady Eye how to play and sing Oasis songs, but he wanted to sell hotdogs.
The Stone Roses' unofficial fifth member Cressa has hailed the band’s homecoming as "outstanding" and "amazing".
Manchester's indie heroes finished their three-night weekender at Manchester's Heaton Park (July 1) with another triumphant hits set. And backstage, the band’s former guitar tech and dancer told how elated he was at Friday’s show.
He said before the show: "Outstanding. I didn’t come last night because I didn’t see how Friday could be any better, but there’s so much love. I was anticipating possibly a rocky show, but they were awesome. I'm told last night was even better. Hopefully it'll be an upward trajectory and tonight will be even better!"
Cressa was as emotional as the rest of Heaton Park at seeing his old mates reunite. "Obviously it was emotional," he continued, "just to see them. 18 months ago I was saying to people, 'There's three things I want to see before I die; My son grow up to be a grown man, (Manchester) City to win the Premier League and the Roses to play again. I bet I only see one of those', and now in the last year, City have won the league and the Roses are playing again - so two out of three ain't bad."
The Roses thrilled Heaton Park for the third night as their homecoming weekender came to a close, with the band playing their now-familiar set of favourites exploding before the show closed with another spectacular firework display.
Earlier on, Plan B, The Wailers, Mick Jones' Justice Tonight Band, and Dirty North, the local band hand-picked by Reni, performed.

setlist:

I Wanna Be Adored
Mersey Paradise
(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
Sally Cinnamon
Where Angels Play
Shoot You Down
Bye Bye Badman
Ten Storey Love Song
Standing Here
Fools Gold
Something's Burning
Waterfall
Don't Stop
Love Spreads
Made Of Stone
This Is The One
She Bangs The Drums
Elizabeth My Dear
I Am The Resurrection




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Stone Roses & Beady Eye @ Heaton park 2nd night

Sunday, July 01, 2012

MANCHESTER - Noel Gallagher was selling hotdogs, as he said, he would have done anything to play the same night and see them. The Stone Roses chose Beady Eye and went from strength to strength on the second night of their homecoming Heaton Park weekender.
With the pressure of the first show off for the band, the north Manchester park enjoyed an even more celebratory show than yesterday, their first major UK show in 16 years.
Once again, just after 9pm, the intro track of The Supremes' 'Stoned Love' faded out and Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni walked onstage and powered into their 1989 classic I Wanna Be Adored.
Brown made a quip about the relentless rain, before powering into Mersey Paradise, Sugar Spun Sister and Where Angels Play.
As the rapturous crowd only went wilder, Brown was alerted by security to give out a safety message, “If someone falls down, pick them up yeah?” The 75,000-strong audience responded, and the local heroes were able to thunder into Ten Story Love Song.
Love Spreads saw Brown strip down to a black patterned T-shirt and Reni don his trademark cap, on top of the dreadlock wig. And as the song ended, Brown repeated his rap from yesterday, celebrating the band's return and demanding applause.
After another diatribe from Brown against the royals before first album favourite Elizabeth My Dear, the Roses finished with a heroic rendition of I Am The Resurrection, extended into its traditional wig-out epilogue. The band members then hugged, stood in solidarity at the front of the stage, and departed jubilant, stubbornly refusing to do an encore.
And for the second night, the show was followed by a spectacular firework display to the blaring out of Redemption Song, one of the few Bob Marley classics The Wailers did not play earlier on.

setlist:

I Wanna Be Adored
Mersey Paradise
Sugar Spun Sister
Sally Cinnamon
Where Angels Play
Shoot You Down
Bye Bye Badman
Ten Storey Love Song
Standing Here
Fool's Gold
Something's Burning
Waterfall
Don't Stop
Love Spreads
Made Of Stone
This Is The One
She Bangs The Drums
Elizabeth My Dear
I Am The Resurrection

Even before the Roses, it was an epic night for Manchester indie, as Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye performed Oasis tracks to a hometown crowd for the first time. He dedicated Rock’n’Roll Star to "the one and only Mr Ian Brown". Later on he gave an airing to his old band’s classic Morning Glory.
Before that, The Wailers made their daily appearance, at the personal request of Ian Brown.
Lily Allen confirmed her pop comeback by making a surprise appearance with Professor Green, when the pair performed their collaboration Just Be Good To Green The day was opened by Hollie Cook.







the new song, The world's not set in stone


Made of stone

more videos soon. For the 3rd night, see Oasisblues.com

Stone Roses @ Heaton Park feat. Pretty Green ;)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

MANCHESTER - First night. Tonight again, with Beady Eye (4/5 of Oasis, singer included ;).
Noel Gallagher selling hotdogs, as he said.


I wanna be adored 



Waterfall

Fools gold 

The Stone Roses finally made a triumphant homecoming on the first night of their Manchester Heaton Park weekender last night (June 29).
After a run of European warm-ups, 75,000 revellers of all ages turned up for music's most anticipated show of the year, as one of the city's most legendary bands played their first major UK show in 16 years.
Just after 9pm, the intro track of The Supremes' 'Stoned Love' faded out and what the world was waiting for took place; Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni walked onstage and powered into their 1989 classic I Wanna Be Adored.
Following quickly with Mersey Paradise, Sugar Spun Sister and Where Angels Play, Brown quipped, "As you can see, we've still got it." He sported a black biker jacket, while guitarist Squire sported a tartan jacket. Mani wore paisley (Pretty Green), while Reni repeated the dreadlock wig, which many have speculated is a nod to his 90s replacement Robbie Maddix. Mani played a selection of basses, with a psychedelic pink and yellow model replaced by the red, yellow and green colours of Rastafarianism, in a nod to support act The Wailers.
Love Spreads saw Brown strip down to a black patterned T-shirt and Reni don his trademark cap, on top of the dreadlock wig. And as the song ended, King Monkey jammed the track out into a rap, celebrating the band's return and demanding applause.
Before This Is The One, a proud Brown asked the crowd, "Who's from Manchester?" As they careered into their final run of A-list hits, he exclaimed, "Looking out, I can see we still got the best looking girls!" (are you sure? lol)
But as the show approached its climax, the gloves came off. The singer made a barbed comment on the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations before Elizabeth My Dear. He said, "This song's dedicated to those parasites down the road… celebrating 60 years of tyranny!"
They went on finish with a heroic rendition of I Am The Resurrection, extended into its traditional wig-out epilogue. The bandmembers then hugged, stood in solidarity at the front of the stage, and then departed jubilant, with a stubborn lack of encore.
As the crowd dispersed, a spectacular firework display went off, to the strains of Redemption Song, one of the few Bob Marley classics The Wailers did not play earlier on.

setlist:

I Wanna Be Adored
Mersey Paradise
Sugar Spun Sister
Sally Cinnamon
Where Angels Play
Shoot You Down
Bye Bye Badman
Ten Storey Love Song
Standing Here
Fool's Gold
Something's Burning
Waterfall
Don't Stop
Love Spreads
Made Of Stone
This Is The One
She Bangs The Drums
Elizabeth My Dear
I Am The Resurrection

Earlier on, Mani was able to look upon his previous band Primal Scream, who are playing their first dates with their replacement bass player Debbie Googe. They also treated fans to epic, and also timely, new track '2012'.
Before that, The Wailers performed Bob Marley classics Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry and One Love, the only band to support on all three nights, at the personal request of Ian Brown.
Formed in Manchester in 1983, The Stone Roses were the heroes of the baggy era. They made history with their 1989 debut, widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time. But it took them until 1994 to release its follow-up Second Coming, and they eventually dissolved in 1996. After years of insisting they would never do it, they finally announced their reunion in October last year. They made a surprise live comeback at Warrington's Parr Hall last month.

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(not to be thrown at cows)

win a travel to Japan to see Stone Roses & Beady Eye

Friday, June 29, 2012

TOKYO - This is a preview of the shop opening at the end of July in Tokyo, Liam Gallagher will be there for the opening party. Last chance: you will be in with a chance of winning a trip for 2 people (including travel and accomodation) when you buy classic albums from the Pretty Green vinyl store, to see The Stone Roses and Beady Eye at Fuji Rocks Festival in Japan.
Get £5 off any 12 classic albums from The Stones, The Who, Ian Brown, Paul Weller, The Jam, The Cure, Elbow and Paul McCartney when you make your first purchase via your mobile iPhone/Android with Simply Tap. Just download the app, select and buy the vinyl you want and its sent direct to your door.

Just follow these simple steps to enter:

1. Download the Simply Tap app from iTunes or Google Play, and register your details once

2. Buy the album you want, using the tap code, qr code, or image recognition

3. Get it delivered and see if you’re the lucky winner!


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Pretty Green Japanese collection

Friday, June 15, 2012

TOKYO - Pretty Green, Liam Gallagher’s clothing range with a mixture of rock & roll heritage and a quintessential British flavour, will open its first international store in Japan on 26th July. Liam himself will be in Tokyo opening the doors with a huge launch party on the evening of the 25th July.
This will be a new arm of the business headed by Kojo Kato, a well-known figure in the Japanese fashion industry with over 30 years’ experience. The store itself is situated in the popular Aoyama shopping district of Tokyo and sits amongst other premium British brands.
The label, now in its seventh season and gathering a solid following, has put together a range of clothing designed exclusively for the Japanese market only. Highlights include a luxury wool mix stripe boating blazer and classic polo’s with a twist, the range is underpinned with a very British red, white and blue theme and its trademark Paisley has been exclusively developed, in those patriotic colours, especially for the Japanese range. There is also a dedicated Japanese on-line store where the collection will be available to customers.
Nigel Grant, Brand director, comments: ‘This is a huge statement for us and reflects the way the brand is growing and becoming much sought after. We are delighted to have set up our own entity in Japan to offer our customer’s an amazing retail experience in which they can shop. Japan has a vibrant fashion industry and Tokyo a strong retail market. We see this as a natural progression for us to have a presence there’.
Visit the Pretty Green Japan online store at: JP.PRETTYGREEN.COM
photo: Kaya Scodelario aka Effy Stonem from Skins trying on a piece from our Limited Edition Japan

Pretty Green opening in Tokyo

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LONDON - To celebrate the British Fashion Council's London Collections, Shortlist Magazine has designed three limited editions covers to front their style specials. Knowing a man who is clear of his sartorial choices, Liam Gallagher was naturally asked to submit his own design.
Shortlist Magazine recently caught up with Liam to talk through the ideas behind his psychedelic cover, the meaning of British style and what's next for Pretty Green.

So what is the idea behind your cover?

L: "The cover was inspired by the psychedelic portraits of The Beatles taken by Richard Avedon in the late 60's, which I’ve got hanging in my house. I wanted to create something that had the same vibe and also used the paisley logo that we created for Pretty Green."

How did you go about putting it together?

L: "I worked on it with the graphic design team at PG and this one jumped out the minute we did it."

What does British style mean to you?

L: "British style for me is a look back over the decades especially in the 60’s where lads were buzzin and defining their style and where bands like the stones and the Who were creating their own classic look. Take album covers from the Kinks to The Small Faces they all had a clean smart British look that made a statement. It’s all about iconic classic pieces like the Parka or the Trench which epitomise British style. I try to capture a bit of that in what I do with Pretty Green. Fashion and music will always go hand in hand and that has a major bearing on the Pretty Green designs."

What are your personal style rules?

L: "It’s about the look and whether I personally like it or not. I’m into quality clothing with a vintage vibe. Pretty Green is a reflection of my personal style and taste, one foot in the past one foot in the future."

What is your worst fashion mistake you’ve made?

L: "Its not for me to point out, I’m sure there’s been a few mistakes but overall I’m cool as fuck!"

Who is your all time style hero?

L: "There’s several – Stone Roses, George Harrison / Brian Jones / Steve McQueen."

Who gives British style a bad name??

L: "Anyone who wears what they are told to wear and not what they want to wear, you know the ones who have stylists, if you don’t know what you look good in then I feel sorry for you."

Give us a guide to looking good on-stage? What are the essentials?

L: "For me it starts with the shoes and then work your way up."

What next for Pretty Green??

L: "We are opening a new store next week in Leeds which will be our 11th in the UK, and then our first international store in Tokyo which opens at the end of July just before the mighty Beady Eye play Fuji Rocks, it gunna be mega we are having a big party on the Wednesday if you're in town and you’re not a clown then you’re invited!"


For the VIP members, summer sales (-50% off) already started (shoes and bags included... but of course no sunglasses, they're new and not so expensive)

Pretty Green in Leeds: win clothes

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LEEDS - Rock star and fashion designer Liam Gallagher is opening another branch of his clothing store Pretty Green. 
The shop, in popular King Edward Street – part of the Victoria Quarter development – will open on Friday 15 June.
It is the 11th store in the former Oasis frontman’s portfolio.
As well as stocking a full range of clothing and accessories – including its Black label – the store will also act as a music venue for up and coming bands.
Nigel Grant, brand director at Pretty Green, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘Wherever we see a demand for the brand we will act accordingly. Our online offer is extensive and successful but stores allow customers to get up close to us. The label has always been about an experience and stores allow us to give our customers exactly that.’
The label with its rock and roll inspired flavour continues to evolve and sees further growth for the future.
See this Thursday’s YEP Scene supplement for your chance to win £500 worth of Pretty Green clothing.
They’ll also be printing a voucher which will bag the first 50 who present it in store an exclusive Pretty Green gift.

happy birthday Pretty Green. Liam: Stone Roses better than sex

Saturday, June 09, 2012

MILAN - Le peppe di Liam ♥ L.O.L.
Happy birthday to my sister (30), Johnny Depp (49), Natalie Portman (31), Pretty Green (3, play the Euro 2012 competition... again, as in 2010, I predicted the exact minute: 17th minute, I'm a wizard ;) (GRANDE MAGO ;D the Great Magician, lol), oh and happy birthday to myself (18, lol). Coolest people ever :D
Thanks to rossoneri AC Milan giving us 20% off.
Last night I invited Liam to the Milan gig, let's see if he's free (as in one of my anticipatiiiions, showing Leonardo Da Vinci horse - the biggest equestrian statue in the world - the venue changed: Ippodromo racecourse near the legendary San Siro stadium, near where Oasis first played in Milano in 1995). He said he wants to go to many of their gigs, "better than sex".
Seminal U.K. rock band the Stone Roses made a triumphant start to their comeback tour, playing a hit-filled, 90-minute set at Barcelona's intimate Razzmatazz venue.
The rapturously-received gig was the 1st date in the Manchester-formed band's eagerly-anticipated 2012 world tour, which includes three shows at Manchester's Heaton Park, June 29 - July 1 (with Beady Eye playing and Noel Gallagher selling hotdogs). The U.K. shows, which are promoted by Manchester-based SJM, sold out in just over an hour, with fans snapping up all 220,000 tickets.
Having disbanded in 1996, following the departure of founder member John Squire, and a disastrous subsequent headline set at that year's Reading festival, last month saw all four original members of the Stone Roses - singer Ian Brown, guitarist Squire, drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren and bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield - share a stage together for the first time since 1990, when they performed a low-key, free 60-minute show at Warrington Parr Hall on May 23, which had been announced only hours earlier via the band's official website.
Last night's Barcelona concert (June 8) marked the official start of the group's highly lucrative 27-date world tour, with a highly vocal and largely British crowd - which included Oasis members Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer - filling the approximately 2,500-capacity venue. They were not to be disappointed.
Beginning with a stirring rendition of the band's eponymous debut album opener "I Wanna Be Adored," the on form four-piece delivered a 14-song set, spanning its two studio albums, 1989's "The Stone Roses" and 1994's "Second Coming." Among the highlights was a rare live outing of 1989 single "Fools Gold," which culminated in an epic instrumental jam; a driving, distortion-drenched rendition of "Love Spreads" (complete with Ian Brown rap), and resplendent versions of fan favorites "Waterfall," "Mersey Paradise," "She Bangs The Drums" and "Made of Stone."
The often-derided vocals of singer Ian Brown, while still far from angelic, were thankfully a vast improvement on the tuneless croak that characterized the band's final days in the late 1990s. In line with the band's May 23 Warrington show, the group played no new material.
The evening ended with a ten-minute encore of "I Am The Resurrection" before all four members joined each other arm-in-arm at the front of stage, to rapturous applause. The Stone Roses is due to play a second show at Barcelona's Razzmatazz venue today (June 9), before calling at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall (June 12) and Sweden's Hulstfred Festival (June 14).
The band will also appear at Denmark's NorthSide Festival (June 16), Germany's Hurricane Festival (June 22), Spain's Benicassim Festival (July 14) and Japan's Fuji Rock festival (July 27) before wrapping the tour at Belfast's Vital festival on August 22.

Set List (photo above, with Liam's autograph too)

I Wanna Be Adored
Sally Cinnamon
Mersey Paradise
Ten Story Love Song
Where Angels Play
Shoot You Down
Waterfall
Fools Gold
Standing Here
She Bangs The Drums
Made of Stone
This is the One
Love Spreads
I Am The Resurrection




rossoneri red&black Milano Lambretta + Johnny Depp playing slide guitar

Pretty Green womenswear

Friday, May 25, 2012

LONDON - As Pretty Green female model we had suggested Keeley Hazell 'cause she's a British icon. But she lives in America now, Hollywood. Anyway, here's a similar type of model.
Liam Gallagher was speechless as he indulged in the perks of being a rock star during a recent shoot for his fashion brand. The former Oasis-turned-Beady Eye frontman was flashed by glamour model Emma Glover 50 times as she modelled items in the latest collection of Pretty Green items.
Emma had to expose herself in one of Liam’s trademark parka jackets for the clothing line’s advertisements.
She said: “I had to redo the flash about 50 times so they could get it right”. She also said she was wearing "new stuff for Pretty Green".
It’s not the only recent occasion that Liam has been lost for words – he was “speechless” after watching The Stone Roses return at a hastily organised free show in Warrington, taking his seat to a crowd chant of "Liam!"


2010 video
(fake plastic boobs, lol)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


MANCHESTER - ah! Noel Gallagher didn't qualify... what a loser. He can only win things where people CAN'T vote, (as in a dictatorship), as the "Godlike Genius"... (the only thing he "won" as "solo artist"). Eliminated in the group stage as the whining, weak teams. This is democracy, vote for Liam as ultimate icon, here: www.nme.com/ultimateicon

Manchester City, the English Premier League winners after 44 years in 1968 (Beatles-Flintstones times :). Wearing the jersey baptized by Liam Gallagher before the season, with the song "Blue Moon". 
New version video, with the triumph added. Before the parade with the bus along the streets of Manchester, they were singing "Volare" (nel blu dipinto di blu) [Flying - in the blue painted of blue] by Modugno, dedicated to Mancini. As last year for the FA Cup, also this time there was no Mario Balotelli, he always disappears, lol. He came back to Italy again, as always... (too many travels...)

As you know, the Pretty Green sunglasses are now available, click here (in case of sunshiiiine :)

The rainy depressed jinx Noel Gallagher, accusing Pretty Green for the Oasis split, was clearly not there (3 games lost with him at the stadium this year, plus 2 other games lost when City spoke about him for a week, -8 points and all seemed lost, plus England lost the World Cup 2018 with his support).

Pretty Green shops to sell vinyl records

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

LONDON - Launching May 24 (for a limited period until 10 June), former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is riding to the rescue of traditional high street record shops by selling vinyl albums through his Pretty Green chain of fashion stores.
The number of independent record shops in the UK has fallen from around 2,000 a decade ago to 300 today. However, vinyl sales rose by 40% last year (Beady Eye had the most selling vinyl singles) and are at their highest level since 2005, according to official figures.
Pretty Green, which was founded by Mr Gallagher in 2009, will sell a range of classic albums – from Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones to The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow – from 10 of its shops for a limited period from the end of this month.
Customers will be able to buy the albums by browsing record sleeves on display in Pretty Green’s shop windows and then ordering them via a mobile telephone app. The records will then be delivered to the customer by post.
Brian Rose, the managing director of Universal Music UK’s commercial division, which is behind the venture, said: “We are seeing continued passion as well as new enthusiasm for vinyl through our online store Uvinyl and the great support the format gets from those indie music shops which are still flourishing.
“But by harnessing the latest technology we hope this partnership with Pretty Green will lead to much wider opportunities for selling music on the high street.”
Nigel Grant, Pretty Green’s brand director, said that selling records complements the clothing company’s brand and ideals.
The app, called Simply Tap, has been developed by technology company Mobile Money Network.
John Milliken, the company’s managing director, said: “Our instant mobile checkout allows shoppers to buy what they want, when they want it. People walking past the Pretty Green store window will be able to instantly buy vinyl records 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have them delivered to their preferred address.”
He said that the Pretty Green shops are “the first in a series of ways” that Mobile Money Network is planning to help Universal Music to sell music.

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street, Let it Bleed, Beggars Banquet
The Who - Who's Next, Quadrophenia
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
The Jam - All Mod Cons
The Cure - Disintegration
Ian Brown - The Greatest
Paul McCartney - McCartney, McCartney II 


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The beat goes on
at a certain point: one of my Beatles posters made with thousands of photos & flowers

Pretty Green sunglasses

Thursday, May 03, 2012

LONDON - Liam Gallagher's fashion brand Pretty Green has hired the creative agency Holler to handle its advertising.
Holler will be responsible for expanding the brand by repositioning it in the market, with the aim of attracting new customers as well as retaining existing ones.
The agency, which is part of Leo Burnett Group, will act as Pretty Green's lead shop alongside Neighbour, the branding and design specialist.
Holler will lead below-the-line digital communications for the brand as well as deal with strategy and communications planning for above-the-line media buys. The agency will also support brand developments, including the promotion of new season lines.
The first work to be undertaken by Holler will be a campaign to launch Pretty Green's sunglasses range.
The campaign will include an interactive event involving Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman, and fans of the brand.
Anne Cassidy

remember the Beady Eye-Pretty Green mod style rules: sunglasses need to be large, round and plastic.

part 4
Italian spaghetti western, Leone + Morricone (Oasis first album and Noel's inspiration)
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Beady Eye supporting the Stone Roses @ Heaton Park

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MANCHESTER - As I had already announced in my anticipatiiiions last year on OasisBlues, now confirmed: Beady Eye (playing some Oasis songs)  will support the Stone Roses @ Heaton Park in Manchester, 30 June, where Oasis played June 2009.


FRIDAY 29TH JUNE
Primal Scream
The Wailers
The Vaccines
Kid British

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE
Beady Eye
The Wailers
Professor Green
Hollie Cook

SUNDAY 1ST JULY
Plan B
The Wailers
The Justice Tonight Band (feat. Mick Jones, Pete Wylie & The Farm)
Dirty North

Noel Gallagher? invited and disappeared...as a scaredy bird (again, not in the English sense of "girl", but in the Italian one of "dick").
He had said he was going to support them and play at a different hour so he could see them...
‎"Ex Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher immediately announced his dream of being part of the bill for the shows, insisting he'd "sell hot dogs" if it meant getting the chance to open for the band."
Noel Gallagher to sell hot dogs on 30 June.


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Pretty Green Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Monday, March 26, 2012


LONDON - The new Pretty Green Spring / Summer collection is a reinvention of iconic styles of the 1960s and 70s.
Steeped in rock and roll history, the collection takes inspiration from the likes of Marc Bolan, Brian Jones and John Lennon.
This seasons Black Label collection includes tailored outerwear and jackets, bohemian pastel paisley pattern shirts, and Bretton stripe tops. The signature paisley print features subtly throughout, in shirt linings and trimmings, providing a sense of sophistication, luxury and elegant yet casual appeal.
The Green Label collection includes macs, urban hooded waterproof jackets, florescent slubbed jerseys, grandad tees and polka dot polos, as well as chinos and cargo shorts. With large logo prints, strong colour pallets and camouflage lining throughout, our Green Label makes a bold statement.

song: Tin soldier, by the Small Faces

today a Noel blinded fan said: ‎"Liam's lack of a good haircut since DBTT"... actually, I love it, especially on its sides, and was a good inspiration.
Noel's lack of a good haircut since SGT PEPPER'S... probably that fan has Noel's Val Doonican style...
Just today's 1-minute-long PG video pulverized Noel's "coolness" of 20 years...

vote for Liam as ultimate icon (he's more an icon than Noel, who is a better songwriter, guitarist, but "icon", that means image, is Liam) clicking here

Beady Eye playing Oasis songs this summer

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LONDON - Wearing RayBan sunglasses from Milan. Sign of a girl's lipstick kissing on the cheek ;).
Liam Gallagher, back from Usa (New York) for Pretty Green, said that Beady Eye are going to start playing Oasis songs during their live shows from now on.
"We're doing Fuji Festival in Japan, which is in July. And we will be dropping Oasis songs for anyone who's bothered."
"The time is right now, without a doubt," he continued. "We were always going to do it, but we thought the [Beady Eye] album needed to stand on its own. We've done some good gigs, we've done some shit gigs. And it's time to drop them in now. Everyone else is. I feel they're just as much my songs as they are Noel's. And if people don't like it, go to the bar or fuck off. If they do like it, jump up and down, let's have a good time."
Liam, named the Greatest Frontman of all time in the Xfm Legends poll, also revealed that Beady Eye were also about to start work on their second album.
"We're just demoing some songs, no rush, we're going to make it right, maybe put it out next year. It's sounding very uplifting and very rock and roll, but then I would say that."

And if they don't like it, go to the bar and spend £7,000 in a night, just like Noel.

Reactions to this news: of course Noel fans insulting Liam and talking shit of Beady Eye, but I don't want to be repetitive, you already know the truth.
The most "interesting" one:
 "Liam, you sir are a massive cunt, contradicting yourself again are we? You Said last year we won't play oasis, you will always be in Noel's shadow. "
about contradicting, there's a whole list about Noel (see on Oasisblues), so maybe he's a huge, oceanic cunt?
besides, Liam didn't say he wasn't going to play Oasis songs, he just didn't DO it, he had said "not now, maybe someday...playing two or three Oasis songs on their next tour".
it's Noel who will always be in Liam's shadow, 'cause Noel hasn't got a shadow big enough, he's lost onstage.

some conversations are really pointless...
according to many websites, Liam insulted his own fans (!!!) because they don't want Oasis songs (!!)
...the truth, as always, is the opposite: Oasis HATERS (particularly, Liam haters) insulted him, this time for playing Oasis songs
when:
Beady Eye are made of 4/5 of Oasis
they contributed not only in writing, but also performing and making them successful
Liam, singing them, brought them to life
plus, Liam had already said they were going to play some

Liam Gallagher the traveller: pizza and spaghetti, out of this world

Monday, March 12, 2012

LONDON - Notes from a traveller.
Ireland
When I was younger, we were always dragged to Ireland kicking and screaming for our holidays as me is from County Mayo. It was good hanging out with my cousins on tractors in the countryside. There wasn't much else to do.
Disneyland 
At heart I'm a big kid and visit Disneyland every year. I'm not into roller coasters - they freak me out. My favourite ride is Soarin', which has a huge screen and movies are projected round you as if you're hang-gliding over the San Francisco bridge.
Buenos Aires
El Monumental, the football stadium of the River Plate in Argentina, has to be one of the most atmospheric places I've ever played a gig. It was just mental. There were 60,000 kids screaming, dancing and singing along.
near Milano
Villa d'Este in Lake Como, Italy is one of my favourite places to visit with the misses - we just mess about on boats. The food is mega: pizza and spaghetti bolognese, which is out of this world. The Black Cat (ll Gatto Nero) has great views overlooking the lake.
[usually he talked about his favourite Gorgonzola cheese from near Milan, now he didn't]
England
Henley-on-Thames has a good little vibe to it - it's picturesque and there are lots of young people there. Oasis used to record round the corner so we'd go out for a beer after recording, head through Marlow and think, 'This is nice'. I've got a place for Henley by the river and every time I visit it's like going on holiday.
Switzerland
If I had to choose between sun and snow it would be snow. I like the cold seasons and could never spend Christmas in a hot country. Extreme weather sports are not for me. Once someone convinced me to go on skis in Switzerland. Going downhill was a nightmare and I may have fallen over a few times [lol, me the same]. Afterwards, I couldn't walk for a month.
London
Carnaby Street in the 1960's is the inspiration for my clothing range Pretty Green. All the bands who've records I bought over the years - the Beatles, the Stones and the Kinks - would pick up their clothes in that part of London and mooch about there. I've tried to capture that personality and rock 'n' roll vibe while at the same time offering something that feels modern and cool.

Liam Gallagher
British Airways Magazine


then your friends will all go (pretty) green for my lasagna

7 places I would pick Barcelona, Milan, Minorca, MonteCarlo, Madrid, Sun Valley in Trentino Italy and Fucking in Austria lol

usually Liam says nice thing about Japan too, and New York, and Canada, also because his wife is from there

McLaren Beady Eye, a Millionaire in Milan

Sunday, March 11, 2012



MILAN - another Beady Eye-McLaren video (MP4-12C). 
‎+ old circuit of Monza (on the parabolica), 90th anniversary this year 1922-2012, I drove some cars there. 
+ Jenson Button @ new store (soon a Pretty Green one ;). 
From the album "Different gear, still speeding". 
"A forty minute ride... you drive it and I spend it looking out my window" 
..."and you say to the driver: just drive" (that was another song :)
You can see the Castello Sforzesco castle and the most famous theatre in the world, teatro alla Scala
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