Come rain or shine, the Stott & Scott floppy’wester is the only hat you’ll need…


”We tugged on the chic Boho-styled accessory and danced in the drizzle’ (Good Housekeeping)

It’s not often we see something new in fashion that makes us smile for all sorts of reasons. The Floppy’wester is making us smile. It’s going to be perfect for festivals next summer, and for keeping the rain off until then. Best of all? It’s British through and through. We Like.’ (Love London)

‘Design Duo Stott & Scott present the Game Changing Hat’ (Viva Magazine)

‘They’re Lush’ (Edith Bowman)

The Stott & Scott floppy’wester is a reversible sun hat and rain hat in one simple and beautiful design. Worn one way around, the beautiful lace fabric creates a super flattering wide brimmed beach hat – perfect for holiday sundowners or garden parties- whilst the waxed cotton reverse provides protection from the rain and a chic alternative to an umbrella.

The AW14 ‘Manchester Collection’ of floppy’westers are available to buy online from and include three designs. Design duo Jacqueline and Caroline (Stott and Scott) explain why they chose to name the collection after local suburbs:


The Chorlton – The reason behind naming this line of hats The Chorlton is because Chorlton is one of our favorite places in Manchester and where we both lived for seven years. We love the mix of independent shops (especially the clothes shops) and the bars. We think the Chorlton hat reflects the hippie vibe of its most famous street Beech Road home to our favorite pub the Horse on Jockey which is situated on Chorlton Greeen where locals hang out to enjoy a drink or two?
The Didsbury – The reasons behind the name is we think The Didsbury hat reflects the high end feel to Didsbury Village and the professional residents that call it their home. The hat also gives a definite tip towards it rival center to the west – Burotn Road which has great mix restaurants, independent shops and trendy bars where we have both spent many a great evening.
The Spinningfield – The reason behind this hat’s name is to reflect the fact the design of this hat is something new and not seen in the current market. Spinningfiled in Manchester like the hat is one off the city’s newest large-scale developments and has now become one of Manchester’s best places to be, tucked between Castlefield and Deansgate, the high-end retail area is stuffed with exclusive boutiques.
We think the best part to Spinningfields is the 16th century hop kiln turned pub The Oast House which is lovingly warmed with a teepee on those frosty nights.
Stott & Scott hats are made in Manchester from British materials.

Mees Dierdorp Interview

Mees spoke to Music News after his first UK show at Kachette last week. Read in full here

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Music News: As your first London show at Kachette, what did you think of the crowd/how did your set go down?
Mees Dierdorp: Everything about my first show was near perfection: The crowd was amazing! At first me and the organization were pretty nervous: It was my first gig in London and I was headlining also, did people really knew to find me and get out of their comfort zone to step into a new world with me? But the people that came to the sold-out show, the smiles and vibes I got when I was playing, the whole production of SOLO, all far beyond imagination. I will remember this night for decades to come for sure: I started off very slow and deep and then built up… but the souls in front of me really took to it so well and had the openness and energy to really explore depths as well as peaks with me, such patience and focus and fun…, truly, amazing.

Music News: How does playing London compare to playing at home in Amsterdam?
Mees Dierdorp: It feels a bit too early to compare I must say… I’ve been playing in Amsterdam for a while and only once in London. What I experienced though is people were very diverse and open minded at my London-gig, I can say this about the people who came to the show in Kachette, but I can’t generalize of course. In Amsterdam I had some amazing experiences with friends and big productions as well: Shoeless, Thuishaven. Pleinvrees, Strafwerk, even the smaller venues and parties can bring a lot of lights and insights. All memorable for sure, but what happened in Kachette was just pure magic…

Mees show at Kachette

Mees show at Kachette

Xmas Art Sale at The Great Eastern Bear #Shoreditch

Every Saturday and Sunday in the run up to Xmas the Bear Gallery will be selling photography, fine art and vintage items – with prints starting at just £20.

Come along and browse for an unusual Xmas pressie for that difficult to buy for person, or get something nice for your walls! From a cheeky nude to a cityscape, street art to screen prints – there’s something for everyone.

Artists include Rich Hendry, Jo Peel, Mode II, Nick Delaney, Scot Sothern and many more, plus there will be hats on sale from Stott and Scott, Xmas music, mince pies – and entry is free!

The gallery is at 8a Great Eastern St – nearest station Shoreditch High St – and the Art Sale will be open from 12 til 6pm

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Solo Presents Mees Dierdorp ‘ the poet of music’ at Hoxton Docks 28th November

Dutch producer Mees Dierdorp, billed as the poet of music, is headlining for the first time in London at an exclusive event in East London.

Details: SOLO will host an exclusive ticketed event especially for Mees at Hoxton Docks.  Mees’ music will shower the crowd with his signature sound -

atmospheric high notes, live instruments and influences from jazz and soul

that resonate with tech-house and deep house beats. Mees is intent on taking

audiences with him on a journey of discovery and making them connect with

the music.

Bio: Mees Dierdorp, producer and DJ, hails from Amsterdam. His debut album

Wild Window was met with critical acclaim this past year in Spain, France,

Holland, Germany, USA, UK and beyond.
 During 2014 Mees found himself

playing all over Europe including numerous gigs at DC10’s Circo Loco

With releases on Hot Creations,  Get Physical’s Poesie Musik and Eskimo Recordings you’ll mostly find him in Beatport’s must hear deep house tracks…

Mees Dierdorp has been creating waves beyond physical boundaries from the

moment that he started composing music – and his broad love of the artistic

side of the spectrum shines through in his productions. Experimenting with

poetry, soul, jazz, funk as well as improvisational acoustics and modern

dance sounds – his is a style that resonates from the very first note.


Sephora Venites brings to life to Henrik Ibsens, Mademoiselle Diana.

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Sephora Venites is an brazilian born actress, who was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a traditional conservatory in the city of Los Angeles,CA. In Brazil, she worked with the acclaimed Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, of ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ play, among many respected directors like the Argentinian Alejandro Catalán and the actor and writer Márcio Mehiel, to name a few.


Sephora has recently finished on the set of Hedda Gabler, playing the role of Mademoiselle Diana, the red headed seductress of the night, portrayed in International acclaimed Henrik Ibsens masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of realism” and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. The character of Mademoiselle Diana is the love interest of the casino Eljert Lovberg and has never been portrayed on stage or screen, as she was considered too vulgar for a Victorian audeince, and the custom carried on, until the recent film adaptation by Director Matthew John.


Sephora is currently working with director Márcia Leite on the project entitled ‘Cena Londres’, and a tv show about the London music scene.


Projects soon to be released:

-          Brazilian cinematic project in Brazil is a collaboration called  ‘Liquid Love’.

-          Feature film with director Vitor Steinberg, loosely based on the book with the same name, of the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, to be released in 2015.


As a model, Sephora as been in fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Elle, FASHION JAPAN 25ans, and was the cover of books like ‘The Little Black Dress’ and featured various campaigns worldwide for brands like Garnier, Nivea, Storm watches, Levis, among many others. She has also worked as a catwalk model for brands like Cartier, Gucci, Custo Barcelona, G-Star, at On/Off London Fashion Week, model of Betsey Johnson’s clothing during Paris fashion week, and continuous collaborations with the Brazilian fashion designer Douglas Harris, among others.



Quotes from Sephora regarding her protrayal as Mademoiselle Diana:


“This is the first time anyone has ever played Mademoiselle Diana, and I faced a great challenge here, a fantastic opportunity to work with a blank page, as there was never any written dialogues for her, which I believe, the reason was that she was too vulgar to be portrayed on stage at the time, she could break the rules, and this was unaltered since.”


“The role and the context of the script brings up the subject issues of human rights; gender issues and the meaning of feminism on the 21st century, things have changed, and is much easier to be a woman today, but we are far of the ideal of equality?”


“Many people have a preconcieved idea of the character, due to her banishment from the stage. I felt Madame Diana would have been free and outspoken; she would have no fear to speak the truth standing up for what is right, and would not fell ashamed to show her real feelings. Very seductive, yet naive; she could not be a burglar or a scoundrel, nor a villain.”


“She is honest. That honesty, that lack of ability to live within a lie, is what leads her to the impossibility of living her real love story. Madame Diana did not take a marriage as an option to conform and obey to society rules, and for Eilert Løvborg, she was not of the right status to get married. And would she have married? Probably not.”


“Taken as a wild lady of the night, breaking taboos of the era and by being ahead of her time, she is perceived as restless, bold, wild and free spirited, some would consider that freedom a defiance, and by society she is taken as a whore.”


” Ibsen’s later work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. This is one of the reasons I loved being part of this project.”


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Liquid Gold Drinks host pop up Prosecco Bar at Taste of London Winter (20-23 Nov)


Liquid Gold Prosecco will be exhibiting at Taste of London Winter from 20-23rd November 2014 at Tobacco Dock – hosting a pop up bar with live DJ sets from Billionaire Club resident Andrea T Mendoza.

Liquid Gold introduces its bespoke Prosecco in distinctive colourful, metallic finish bottles: combining playful, statement design with exceptional taste.

Created for the global luxury & fashion markets, which accepts nothing but the best, Liquid Gold has a unique look and taste, which ensures it stands out to its competitors. This new brand of prosecco, which is served in a sleek bottle with a bold design, is being introduced in the UK for the luxury market.

In the classic style of the north-eastern Italian sparkling wines, Liquid Gold Prosecco is a Treviso Spumante Brut with an aromatic and fruity bouquet that is dry and elegant on the palate.

It is currently being stocked in luxury restaurants, Zafferano in Belgravia and Novikov in Mayfair, with other exclusive venues in Mayfair and Knightsbridge set to be added shortly.

Liquid Gold Prosecco is available in its core dark green 75cl bottle form but can also be ordered in a range of opulent metallic colours: blue, red, yellow, gold, silver, pink and green.

CEO Marino Roberto, who founded the brand, believes there is great potential for further growth of Prosecco in the UK. Having owned a Michelin star Mayfair restaurant, in addition to owning high-end fashion stores, he has combined his passions in the form of Liquid Gold-

“The Liquid Gold brand was created to help merge the fashion conscious individual with high-end design and Italian quality. We believe the unique metallic colour ranges and elegant bottle design will help to enhance the popularity of the Prosecco drink. This we feel will help to create a market amongst trade and consumers who may consider the ranges for gifts or for personal indulgences at home.”


For more information, media or sampling requests or guest tickets for Taste of London Winter please contact ITSPR

Andrea T Mendoza will be performing on the Liquid Gold stand from 7-10pm on the Thursday and Friday of Taste of London Winter