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

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 


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.


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
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.

more stuff to add soon 
(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!


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
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
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