Smiley and DJ Park mix it up at Boxpark :)

On Wednesday 18th June, the Smiley store was transformed as DJ Park took over and gave budding DJ’s lessons and tips on how to make it in the industry.

Decks were spinning, tunes were playing and drinks were flowing as crowds flocked to Boxpark on this sunny evening to be part of a new concept music event and get involved in the DJ scene.

DJ Park are seasoned DJ’s and have been arranging pop-up events across London this summer to spread the word about DJ-ing, perform multiple mixing sessions and help people who are keen to learn the trade and be part of the next DJ generation.

With Smiley’s links to dance music and DJ’s, its a great initiative that we are only too happy to get involved with!

Look out for more DJ Park events coming soon…

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Smiley launch limited edition Brasil T-shirt collection

Smiley have created a limited edition range of colourful samba inspired t-shirts and vests to celebrate the upcoming global football tournament next month.

The men’s and women’s styles are based around the Brasil national flag colours of green, black and white, and will launch on smiley.com and Asos Marketplace this week, priced between £18-£24.

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Smiley continues to be the icon of Dance Music and the DJ Generation

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The Smiley face was forever immortalised as the iconic image of the acid house music movement in the 1980s. During this ground breaking time for global dance music and club culture, the Smiley image was adopted by almost every clubber and raver globally and adorned every dance floor from London to Chicago.

This was the beginning of a special relationship between house music and Smiley that has spanned over 25 years and remains as strong today as it was back in the day. 

On Saturday 5th April, superstar EDM DJ Steve Aoki performed an epic gig at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, where he rocked a Smiley London t-shirt from the new SS14 collection!

Get yours here.

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Smiley London launches SS14 collection!

Smiley launched its Smiley London Spring Summer 2014 collection on Thursday 6th March with an exclusive bloggers event at the brands flagship Boxpark store in Shoreditch. This hipsters showcase was attended by some of London’s most Influential fashion, lifestyle & music bloggers who were treated to an evening of Balearic beats, ice cold beers, goodie bags and some of the seasons hottest trends showcased in the new range that features; aertex, camouflage, tie dye, animal and Hawaiian prints on a summery colour palette of neon reds, ocean blue and aqua greens.

Both the launch event and the new SS14 collection takes influence from over two decades of block rocking beats, unforgettable raves and the unique fashions that keep London and Smiley at the forefront of global street culture.

With the weather warming up in London this weekend, we can’t wait to get out and rock the new collection.

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Smiley London and ‘Happy Cashmere” rock Nee-Hao Chinese New year party and fashion show!

Smiley London and ‘Happy Cashmere” rock Nee-Hao Magazine Chinese New year party and fashion show!

Chinese New Year’s Eve is becoming more and more popular in London.

Nee-Hao and Smiley created an exclusive event for London’s hipster Chinese community at Victoria Embankment last Saturday night (8th February).

This fashion and music fusion night proved the perfect place to bring in the year of the horse, see for yourself.

More than 600 guests, of which young actress Kunjue Li and fashion blogger Beibei Wu  have partied up to morning celebrating fashion and music enjoying Smiley London and Smiley ‘happy Cashmere’ catwalk.

Smiley & NeeHao Magazine rock Chinese New Year Party!


Human brain now registers smiley face emoticon as real facial expression

 

 

 

According to new Australian research recently published in the journal Social Neuroscience, Emoticons such as smiley faces are a new language and are beginning to change the way our brains operate. “Emoticons are a new form of language that we’re producing,” says researcher, Dr Owen Churches, from the school of psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, “and to decode that language we’ve produced a new pattern of brain activity.”

 

According to Churches, faces are very special from a psychological point of view. “Most of us pay more attention to faces than we do to anything else,” says Churches, who has been studying the neuroscience of face perception for several years.

 

“We know experimentally that people respond differently to faces than they do to other object categories.” He says when we look at an image of a real face, we recognise the position of the mouth relative to the nose and the eyes, and as a result very specific parts of the brain are activated.

 

When this image is inverted, we get another specific pattern of brain activity. Churches wanted to find out if the same applied when we looked at a smiley face emoticon, which is a stylised representation of a smiling human face.

 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/

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Smiley Takes over Prime Time TV Audience!

Smiley took over the prime time airwaves on French TV this month, when over 6 million viewers tuned in to see the up and coming cream of young pop talent band performing Pharrell William’s “Happy” live. The most uplifting song of 2013 was perfectly accompanied with all the contestants rocking Smiley Tees. http://www.smiley.com