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24 May 2011 11:53 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

THE RAGGED PRIEST- follow him religiously

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Introducing The Ragged Priest... I have been keeping a watchful eye over this label for a while now since I first saw the collection in Topshop Oxford Street and purchased my treasured studded re-worked Converse.

The Ragged Priest is a vintage company based in Leigh On Sea, Essex. In business for just over 2 years, they have quickly established themselves as one of the leading vintage companies in the country.

The Ragged Priest eBay store is where it all began…and they have since developed into a vintage re-work brand. Each item of vintage is individually altered, roughened up and toughened up and given a second lease of life.


The current collection sees items re-worked with feather detail and tie dying

to check it out for yourself the various collections are available at Topshop Oxford Circus, Topshop Cardiff, Ad Hoc on Kings Road, Chelsea and  


To visit the Ragged Priest website click here









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22 May 2011 10:00 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Wolf & Badger Spring Fete

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Wolf & Badger boutique in Notting Hill held a Spring fete last week to celebrate and welcome all the new designers that have joined them recently. One of these designers is Maria Black and her jewellery collection (which Closet Case featured in an earlier post click here to view the Maria Black feature). 

Closet and Case and friends enjoyed Pimms and Italian ice-cream and got to view the womens and menswear collections in store leaving the party with a huge wish list! amongst which is....


 the Kith & Kin collection Kith_and_Kin_jpg_100x100_crop_q85

the Moody and Farrell hats! Moody_and_Farrel_jpg_100x100_crop_q85




Some shots from the party... top two pictures Maria Black Jewellery designer in a beautiful vintage dress. Next row down in the fabulous green dress is Star Hu who stocks at Wolf & Badger To view the Star Hu collection click here


The Maria Black collection which arrived in store at the beginning of this month and is already in huge demand to view the Maria Black collection click here 

For the Wolf & Badger website click here




18 May 2011 11:41 AMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Hannah Warner jewellery launch @ Lucy in Disguise

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Hannah Warner launched her new eclectic collection at Lucy In Disguise. Drawing inspiration from the ancient jewels of Turkey, Greece and Eygpt and influences from tribal Africa each beautiful edgy piece of jewellery is available in oxidized silver, gold and black rhodium. I think its about time i invested in some statement jewellery pieces.

Feast your eyes on this........


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  Heres some pictures from the launch night


For stockists and to purchase click here

12 May 2011 8:18 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson


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Last night Closet Case and friends headed down to Selfridges London for the launch party of Project Ocean, a partnership between Selfridges and the Zoological Society, which challenges the public to imagine a world with no more fish in the sea. Project Ocean aims to increase awareness of the issue over–fishing, thus inspiring change and raising funds. From 11th May- 12th of June there will be a host of activities - both fun and serious - highlighting the issues, delivered by members of the marine conservation community and like-minded celebrities, artists, musicians, designers and chefs.

To see whats on during the project click here


There is also a range of specially designed products including jewellery by Stephen Webster and T-shirts and tote bags by Katharine Hamnett with £10 of the purchase price being given to the Zoological Society of London to set up new – and maintain existing – marine reserves around the world. 

To shop the products click here

There was a huge celebrity presence at the party, even Prince Charles made an appearence and party goers were entertained with music from aptly named , Noah and the Whale.

See below Elle McPherson holding one of Katharine Hamnetts 'NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA' T-shirts and Cat Deeley at the party.SELFRIDGES Project Ocean launch party - Cat Deeley1

Pictured below, Closet Cases very own Anna McQueen was enjoying the party with Elle McPherson, who is even more beautiful in the flesh and looks about 20 years old! Anna also got a moment with model Lily Cole.....

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.....and caught up with iconic artist Tracey Emin, designer Katharine Hamnett and actress Neve Campbell.

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Finally Anna with Mike Bryne from Chief and a girl welcoming arriving guests dressed in an amazing ballon sea creature costume.

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To make a donation to Project Ocean click here


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11 May 2011 6:48 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

American Apparel Launches Made in USA Jeans

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Introducing American Apparels all American new Jeans collection directed by Georges Atlan who has been a big player in the denim industry for 30 years.

After nailing the basic T-shirt American Apparel are now turning their attentions to denim. A classic style and wash unlike anything else that's been on the market for the last 15 years. A heavyweight, non-stretch jean you can wear and wear to get that perfect, broken-in fit and feel. Hitting just above the belly button, these jeans will suck you in and smooth you out. They should fit nice and tight upon first wear and will loosen up after just a few hours, then return to their original size when washed. Order a size down for a snug fit, or to get a more relaxed feel order the same size as your waist.


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 To buy the collection on line click here

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10 May 2011 5:41 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

The fight is on.. Docs Vs Creepers

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So who's side are you on?

We are torn. .. Loving the pastel summer shades and prints that Dr Martens is tempting us with this season but on the other hand the Brothel Creeper has totally won us over and that leopard print is so appealing. Its an impossible decisions, guess we will just have to get both and then decide.
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All Creepers available from  Underground click here for the website

All Dr Martens available from their on line store click here to view

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09 May 2011 11:52 AMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

The Taylor . . .the latest Mulberry bag we're drooling over

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We're huge fans of Mulberry here at Closet Case and are in love, yet again, with the newest edition to the Mulberry family - The Taylor.

Mulberry have done it again and managed to effortlessly combine heritage & glamour with their latest creation. It's already been spotted on the arms of Eliza Doolittle, Rebecca Hall and many more and comes in a range of colours and sizes. We want the mini satchel in bright cabbage . . (if any of our readers want to buy us one we won't mind at all)

You can buy it now from

Mulberry Taylor, Eliza Doolittle, Rebecca Hall, Cochella 


03 May 2011 11:43 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

Street Stylin

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Here are our favourite picks of the Bank Holiday street style shots........

Loving guys in loafers.

Street stylin For more street style pictures click here

03 May 2011 7:11 PMPosted by Anna McQueen & Hannah Thompson

MARIA BLACK Jewellery launches in the UK

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Copenhagen-born Maria Black has become one of the hottest jewellery designers in Denmark and she is about to launch in the UK. The collection will be available at the Wolf & Badger boutique home to some of the finest fashion and design brands. 

Bespoke or ready-to-wear, Maria takes great care to accentuate the unique and one of the great thing about her designs is their versatility. All earrings are sold seperately and can be put together with any earclip to create your own vision of the design. The same goes for the small rings that can be worn in many different ways.. and the bracelets that double up as armbands and small rings that double up as unbeliverably cute toe rings.




Demand for her designs is amongst some of the worlds brightest stars, from Scarlett Johansson, Girls Aloud, Ke$ha, Will Young, Dido, Alexa Davalos, Lisa Snowdon and Coco Sumner.




All Maria Black jewellery is handcrafted in her studio in London.  


To view the full collection click here

Wolf & Badger Boutique:

46 Ledbury Road,
Notting Hill,
London W11 2AB

Tel: 020 7229 4848

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