Thursday, 29 December 2011

Harrods Sale

Florence and the Machine will be opening this years Harrods sale. Get down early for the acoustic set, they will perform at Harrods' Door 5, in Hans Crescent, on December 27.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

NYE 2011

Still haven't decided what to do on New Year's Eve? Here are a few events going on in London....

I will be celebrating on New Year's Eve Eve at The Last Tuesday Society's Masked Ball.

Eastern Electrics @ The Coronet

Sectretsundaze @ The Troxy

Electric Minds @ A secret east London location

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Karl's New Label

Click here for a preview of Karl Lagerfeld's new, more affordable label!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

December Sample Sales III

Claret Showroom - House of Harlow, Winter Kate and Madeleine Thompson cashmere from £40. 12-14 Dec. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 73 Uverdale Rd., SW10 0SW. 

Me & Em - Loungewear, cashmere, dresses, jeans and tops from £20. 14 & 15 Dec. Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 21 Connaught St., W2 2AY.

Orla Kiely - Discounted ready-to-wear, accessories, and bags. 14-17 Dec. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA. 

Greene & Sheppard - Clothing by Pink Label, Finders Keepers, Cameo and more from £5. 15 Dec. Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 66 Charlotte St., 1st flr., W1T 4QE. Cash only. 

KJ’s Laundry - Up to 70 per cent off clothing and accessories by designers including Cacharel, Rebecca Taylor and Anne Valérie Hash. 16-19 Dec. Fri., Sat. & Mon., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ 74 Marylebone Ln., W1U 2PW

Thursday, 8 December 2011

NEWGEN Sponsorship Announced

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the names of 15 of London’s brightest emerging fashion design talents who have been selected to receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week in February 2012. NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world’s most internationally recognised fashion design talent identification schemes. This season will see the 10th anniversary celebrations of Topshop's continuous backing of the scheme at London Fashion Week. Major celebrations of the ten years which have taken a myriad of London NEWGEN designers to the top are planned for February.

NEWGEN recipients for autumn/winter 2012 sponsored by Topshop are:

Catwalk sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, J.JS Lee, J.W.  Anderson, Michael van der Ham and Simone Rocha

Presentation sponsorship: Christopher Raeburn and Thomas Tait

Installation sponsorship: Nasir Mazhar and SISTER by SIBLING

Exhibition sponsorship: Huishan Zhang, James Long, Lucas Nascimento, Palmer//Harding, and Tim Soar
All of the designers listed above under catwalk, presentation and installation sponsorship will feature in the NEWGEN space of The Exhibition at London Fashion Week.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

December Sample Sales II

Marios Schwab and Peter Pilotto - Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories. Today, 1-9 p.m. @ 23-25 Arcola St., flat b, unit e, E8 2DJ.
La Perla - Up to 85 per cent off lingerie, swimwear, outerwear and more. Today & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. @ Hornvale Ltd., 22 Newman St., W1T 1PH.  

American Retro - Up to 90 per cent off clothing and accessories. Today & Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-6 p.m. @ Brands Apart Showroom, 5a Noel St., W1F 8GE. 

Christopher Kane - Up to 90 per cent off ready-to-wear. Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. @ Mercer Street Studio, 16 Mercer St., WC2H 9QE.

Nicholas King - Handmade jewellery from £20. Thurs., 2-9 p.m. @ Malmaison, 18-21 Charterhouse St., EC1M 6AH 

Meli Melo - Up to 70 per cent off handbags. Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 1 Ensor Mews, SW7 3BT 

Lee Broom - Up to 75 per cent off lighting products. Thurs., 3-9 p.m.  @ 93 Rivington St., EC2A 3AY.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Turner Prize

Congratulations to sculptor Martin Boyce, who was announced as the winner of this year's Turner Prize last night at the Baltic in Gateshead. 
His sculpture involves lopsided litter bins, rusting benches taking on irregular shapes, square trees, leaves with brutally straightened edges scattered on the floor and sharp, haphazard letters of the alphabet cascading down the walls. Virtually everything is made with straight lines and angles, with no organic curves.
Asked about his fascination with objects from public spaces like parks, he said it was about "hope" and finding "the beauty in the abject". "Often it's abandoned landscapes or these more abject landscapes that appeal to me because in a very particular moment in a particular light you can see something beautiful in them, and that interests me," he says. "It's a collapse of nature and architecture."

Corrie Nielsen

Take a sneak peak at some of Corrie Nielsen's SS12 collection. The Fashion Fringe 2010 winner uses architecturally folded kimono dresses, high lace collars and rich fabrics to give a sense of restrained elegance.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Online Fashion Week

Online Fashion Week starts today, for which hundreds of retailers have come on board to offer exclusive and limited edition collections, stunning competitions and never-seen-before content.
Today's action sees exclusive products, gifts with purchase, discounts, special offers and competitions from Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Prada, My-Wardrobe, Chanel and many more. Harrods is offering special gifts from Elle Macpherson Intimates and Crème de la Mer; David Gandy will bare his soul (and maybe more, you never know); Katie Hillier will take charge of our first Handbag Half Hour; Paul Smith and Henry Holland will share their Christmas wish lists. Click here for more info.

Friday, 2 December 2011

French Vogue Cover

Kate Moss poses as David Bowie for the January edition of French Vogue, new editor Emmanuelle Alt has definately made her mark on the magazine!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

December Sample Sales

Mother of Pearl - Up to 70 per cent off clothing. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 33 Fashion St., E1 6PX.

Temperley - Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories. 5 & 6 Dec. Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA

Handwritten by Tanya Sarne - Clothing and accessories from £20. Today-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1-3 Middle Row, W10 5AT

Sam Ubhi - Up to 80 per cent off jewellery and bags. Today, 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 Glenburnie Rd., SW17 7PJ

Crumpet - Cashmere clothing and accessories from £30. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Worlds End Studios, 132-134 Lots Rd., SW10 ORJ

Kat Maconie - Up to 75 per cent off shoes and boots. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gds., ste. 26a, SW6 3PA.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas

If you want to pamper your mum or best friend this Christmas, here are some gift ideas for those who have everything...

Return To Glory - This at-home luxury spa experience delivers massage and beauty treatments to clients in homes, hotels and offices throughout London. From a deep tissue massage to a full manicure there are plenty of treatments to choose from.

Urban Retreat - Urban Retreat at Harrods has created 'The World's Most Expensive Blowdry' to celebrate the arrival of Truffle by Fuente Shampoo and Reconditioner Collection (RRP £275!) now available in the UK. Clients enjoy a hot stone cranial massage, a glossy blowdry by Creative Director Flavian Abbas and a full size bottle of the Truffle Shampoo and Reconditioner. The blowdry is £320 for 1hr 30mins.

Di Palomo - Quality, style and attention to detail have been combined to create a truly indulgent collection of bath, body & fragrance products. With different ranges to choose from and gift sets, Di Palomo products make great presents.

Jivita Ayurveda - Jivita Ayurveda is an organic wellbeing centre in Kensal Rise in North West London. You can find, under one roof, the full range of what Ayurveda has to offer: health consultation, body and beauty treatments, food items for the ayurvedic and organic kitchen and gift items for sustainable living.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

November Sample Sales

Ally Capellino - Bags and leather goods for men and women from £5. Wed., noon-7 p.m. @ St. Hilda’s East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY.

Gieves & Hawkes - Up to 80 per cent off suits, coats, jackets and trousers. Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury St., E1 6QR.

Jenny Packham - Up to 70 per cent off evening wear, accessories, jewellery and lingerie. Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 3a Carlos Pl., Mount St., W1K 3AN

Goat - Knits, dresses and separates from £10. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ 76 Gloucester Pl., basement flat, W1U 6HJ.

Gina - Shoes, boots and handbags from £50. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

Ann Louise Roswald and Queene and Belle - Clothing, accessories, fabrics and textiles from £10. 21 Nov. Mon., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. @The Toy Factory, 11-13 Corsham St., N1 6DP

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

Here is the new single from The Black Keys' forthcoming album, El Camino!!

Friday, 21 October 2011


The Heaven Skin Care range is all about using the best organic products to give fantastic results. It uses a patented preservative method of essential oils and vitamins and is paraben free. The ingredients are specifically sourced in the UK along with the recyclable packaging, which helps to reduce out carbon footprint.

I have tried the Bee Venom Mask and the latest creation, SOS Oil. The Bee Venom Mask contains Manuka Honey, renowned for its soothing and healing properties, and the magic Bee Venom ingredient that works to control the facial muscles for immediate lifting, tightening and firming, whilst getting to work on frown lines and wrinkles. The SOS Oil is a new anti ageing product containing ingredients proven to repair and rebuild skin cells, add a tiny amount to your Cleanser or Moisturiser for a softer skin and a more even skin tone. This is the first in a complete new skincare range.

When I used the two products together I noticed my skin looked fresh and smoother and it didn't get oily throughout the day as with some oils and moisturisers so I would recommend! And the price isn't too bad either.

RRP Bee Venom Mask 50ml - £65      15ml - £23.30

RRP SOS Oil 30ml - £38

*This product is not tested on animals

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Forest Secrets

The Forest Secrets Personalised Skincare System is a capsule collection of "super serums" made with a unique combination of ultra-active, 100% natural and organic botanicals. Blending the products within the system together puts you in control of your skin's ever-changing needs and enables you to respond to environmental changes to really maximise the results of your skincare regime.

For more youthful looking skin there is the Anti-Ageing Starter Pack containing the iRejuvinate Plus Elixir and iRejuvinate Plus Serum, but I went for the Anti-Blemish Starter Pack (both retail at £70 - 2 x 15ml) which helps even out skin tone and deals with blemishes. To use, I blend the iRejuvinate Plus Elixir and the iBright Serum and apply all over my face, although you can concentrate on specific areas, before applying my moisturiser. This keeps my complexion looking even and doesn't get oily at all throughout the day so I definately recommend Forest Secrets!

If you you want to test the products to find out which combination is best for your skin there is the Try Me Set which contains mini's of each of the three products.

Forest Secrets can be purchased from and at Urban Retreat at Harrods as of the 30th November both in-store and online.

*This product is not tested on animals.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Renew You

The Renew You 14 day intensive skin rejuvenating programme harnesses the very latest in anti-ageing skincare ingredients and unique delivery systems. It is a two week, morning and evening regime of 19 treatments that have been proven to dramatically improve the hydration, smoothness and brightness of your skin in just a fortnight. There are two programmes to choose from, Rejuvenating or Repairing.

Although I don't need anti-ageing products just yet I wanted to try the Pure Radiance as my skin has been getting dry as the weather has changed. I have almost completed the 14 day prgramme and I can definately see a difference in my skin, it looks brghter and clearer. The regime is easy to follow with a guide to show you which of the 19 treatments to use each day.

*This product is not tested on animals

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Lana Del Ray - Video Games

Watch footage from last night's Later...With Jools Holland of New Yorker Lana Del Ray, amazing!

BENGT Fashion

Today I visited the BENGT showroom to view the AW11 collection of clothing from up and coming designers including Louise Amstrup, Eudon Choi, Moxton, Elliot Atkinson and Kyle Hopkins. Since BENGT launched in 2009, the online boutique has established itself as one of the fastest growing launch platforms for emerging designers in the UK and Europe.

To concid with the launch of the AW11 collection, BENGT expanded its artistic vision by creating the fashion video, below, 'Smoke and Mirrors', a collaboration with established music director Francis Wallis and emerging talent agency New Breed. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

October Sample Sales

Max & Moi  - Cashmere clothing and accessories from £50. 3rd Oct 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. @ London House, 266 Fulham Rd., SW10 9EL

Fin Showroom - Discounted clothes and accessories from True Religion, Paul Frank, Dolce&Gabbana shoes and more. 5th and 6th Oct. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 2a Corsham St., N1 6DP 

On the QT - Up to 80 per cent off clothing and accessories by Belstaff, See by Chloé and Nudie Jeans. 6th Oct. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. @ The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Ln., E1 6QL.

London Designer Sale - Clothing and accessory finds from Ferragamo, Patrick Cox, Fendi and more from £10. 14th & 15th Oct. Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. @ Hampstead Town Hall Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QP

M&L Harris Agencies - Clothes and accessories at wholesale prices from designers including Red Valentino, See by Chloé, Current/Elliott and more. 17th Oct. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 10-11 Greenland Pl., NW1 0AP

Designer Sales UK - Vivienne Westwood, Gianfranco Ferré, Religion and more from £5. 21st Oct. Fri., noon-8 p.m. @ The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

D&G - Up to 70 per cent off ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and bags. 28th Oct. Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

LFW Topman Design

Smart tailoring and hippie chic was seen on the Topman Design catwalk this season. With Morrocan influences and a colourful palette the spring/summer collection is much more clean-cut and mature compared to AW11.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

LFW BACK - Ann-Sofie Back

SS12 BACK follows in the clean look of the previous season. There are three themes running through the collection, the tiny belt detail, the standout darts and the boning details, all derived from previous mainline collections.
Colours are bright fuchsia, the yellow chardonnay, midnight blue, ecru and off-white. The overall impression is clean, fresh and almost sporty.

LFW Basso and Brooke

At first glance, this latest collection from Basso & Brooke bears many of the hallmarks for which the duo are renowned: super-sharp-end technology and technique, luscious, riotous colour, sumptuous elegant tailoring and ultra modern yet classic wearability. Upon closer inspection, however, this collection also marks a subtle yet significant shift in the duo's modus operandi.

Basso and Brooke

LFW Graduate Showcase

LFW Felder Felder

This season's key pieces use an eisflower technoprint created from photographs of bullet studs. The print comes in ocean, grey, black and white, and salmon features in nippy and ever-collectable skater skirts and dresses, long dresses with suede bodies and more tailored pieces. Emphasis is on tailoring enabling confidence and fluid feel.

Friday, 16 September 2011

LFW Eudon Choi

For SS12, Eudon Choi reinvents classic sportswear shapes from decades past with a modernist edge. Clean linear colour blocked pieces are expertly juxtaposed with fluid elegant separates. A bold mix of double fused napa leathers, linen, technical silk and resin coated cottons sit neatly side by side on linear shaped overcoats and dresses.
Metallic embroidery adds touch of psychedelic texture teamed with boyish bombers and neat leather gym shorts. 1960's and 70's sportswear shapes inspire clean silhouettes. Elegant column dresses and volumous trousers echo a by gone era adding a youthful dimension.

LFW Caroline Charles

Thursday, 15 September 2011

NYFW 3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim's SS12 collection is an evolution of working with geometry and active wear, it concentrates on the freedom and fragility of kites. A simple form, suspended in the air held taught with a lithe spirit counterbalanced with an opposing force.
Here are some pics from the show...

Hanne Gaby Odiele

...and backstage!

Phillip Lim with Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land
Oh Land

Science and Art in SoHo

Today I stumbled upon this wierd and wonderful shop in SoHo, New York. You can find anything from human skeletons to beautiful jewellery at Evolution, 120 Spring Street.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

NYFW Carlos Miele

Immersive Landscape was born from the idea of immersive artificial environments, which can be created by virtual reality. In a perfect imaginary world, there is perpetual sun - it is full of vivid colours in bright chemical tones.
Miele sought a dialogue between artificial and natural, modified beauty and organic, technology and life. For this season's collection, I created an artificial paradise, filled with liquid and fluid lines, sleek sculptural forms and vibrant digital prints.

NYFW Callula Lillibelle