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Toro y Moi’s Low Shoulder Video Premier

This is my friend Chaz aka Toro y Moi’s new video for the song “Low Shoulder.” I think it is great…naturally. Apparently it has Ben Sherman’s wife in it, so that is really neat. Prepare to be freaked out! Toro y Moi is on Carpark Records. You can pick up the album on iTunes.

For the video to Toro Y Moi’s latest single “Low Shoulder” the directors Elisha Smith-Leverock and Chris Murdoch have drawn inspiration from everything from pulp magazines and Cinderella to sploshing and mono-brows. It’s a nod to Italo-horror flics form the 70s and 80s. It features an appearance by 60s it-girl Daphne Sherman, wife of the legendary mod tailor Ben Sherman, who stars as a demented ballroom dancing reject/ waitress.

“According to Chaz the song was written for his girlfriend asking her to not fall asleep whilst driving. We based the video on the idea of this sleep-deprived girl calling at a roadside diner for a coffee. Next thing you know she’s semi-conscious and experiencing some really weird sh**”

Low Shoulder was shot in studio and on location at the Marina Cafe on Mare Street, Hackney on a very low budget with the help of a rather energetic and like-minded crew.


Director: Elisha Smith-Leverock & Chris Murdoch
DOP: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Art Department: Jessica Bernard
Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita
Make-up: Freya Danson-Hatcher
Actors: Daphne Sherman, Isamaya fFrench, Eva Doll

Such A Sad Sad Day

Twitter has been a buzz with this sad news and now I just found out from someone that Ben Sherman is shutting down their women’s line to focus on the men’s line. I need this recession to be over now!

From Fashionista.com:

We’d rather have a slow news day any time than get bad news like this—Phi is closing due to economic hardship, according to WWD.

There aren’t many details yet, but sadly we all know too well what this recession has done to our industry. Employees were given the news today and the pre-Spring collection that just arrived in stores will be the last. The Soho store is expected to shutter its doors by the end of the month. CEO Julia Hansen said, “It’s a really challenging climate right now for luxury goods. There is not so much confidence in that market going forward.” Ugh.

Phi was founded in 2003 by Susan Dell and fast became an industry favorite under the creative direction of Andreas Melbostad, known for his impeccable construction and body-con dresses. The show in September brought in a front row of fans like Carine, Lauren Santo Domingo, the Trainas, Kate Lanphear and Erin Wasson.

We can only assume they’re currently as devastated as we are.