Saturday, 30 July 2011

Yohji Yamamoto At Work

Yohji Yamamoto At Work tells the lifecycle of a single garment, a dark navy sleeveless pleated dress from his A/W11 season in reverse sequence from the finished article set in the front entrance of the London College of Fashion on John Prince's Street, through to the raw fabric in which Yamamoto's design lies latent.

At the London College of Fashion, John Prince's Street, London until 10th August 2011.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Beauty Speed PR

Today was the beauty speed pr event at Mortons, I got lots of products to try out, reviews coming soon!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

July Sample Sales II

Mr. Hare - Up to 70 per cent off men’s shoes. Today & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ Rochelle School & Club Row, Arnold Circus, E2 7ES.

Citizens of Humanity and Goldsign - Up to 70 per cent off jeans. Today-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 85 Great Eastern St., 1st flr., EC2A 3HY.

Sara Berman - Up to 75 per cent off clothing and accessories from past seasons. Today, noon-6 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. @ James Cameron House, 12 Castlehaven Rd., std. 3, NW1 8QW.

Rigby & Peller - Up to 95 per cent off luxury lingerie, swimwear and nightwear. Today, 4-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA.

Orlebar Brown - Swimwear and T-shirts for men from £25. Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. @ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln., E1 6QL.

One Way Or Another

Monday, 25 July 2011

Tea in the Park

Yummy picnic in Russell Square with a hamper from Bea's of Bloomsbury!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

LFW Update

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has just announced the provisional schedule of designers who will be showcasing their spring/summer 2012 collections at London Fashion Week (LFW) in September.

It can be seen here.

Monday, 11 July 2011


This new luxurious beauty brand, Jainnisa, is launching two ranges of bath and body products combining Thailand’s rich heritage of natural plant and marine ingredients with modern skincare technology.

I have tried the All Day Revitalising Hand Cream which is part of the Stimulating and Refreshing range. The tropical fragrance is a mix of blue lotus, white champaca, butters of olive, shea and coacoa and orange flower extract. The moisturiser felt light yet nourishing. And not at all oily.

Next was the Enriching and Soothing Hand and Body Lotion, part of the Calming and Relaxing range, with a lovely fragrance of blue lotus, ylang ylang, white champaca, rhodiola rose and sandalwood seed extract. The milky texture is soothing and moisturising.

Finally, I tried the Sumptuous Bath Elixir, containing blue lotus, frangipani, ylang ylang and added vitamins and minerals. I poured tablespoons of the mustard-coloured elixir under running water and it immediately turned the water blue which is quite impressive! The fragrance wasn’t over-powering as I sometimes find with bath products, it was very relaxing! Also, the packaging of all Jainnisa products look expensive and luxurious so they look great in the bathroom or as a gift.

Launching over the next couple of months.

Prices range from £14.95 to £39.00

Not tested on animals

Monday, 4 July 2011

Front Row by Charles Worthington

This Summer, Charles Worthington launches 12 exciting new additions to his hugely popular Front Row collection. Tailor made for fashion hungry stylistas, the range of high performance styling products have been road tested at London Fashion Week, and have been developed to deliver styling expertise through innovative formulations.

I was recently given the new Front Row Refresh & Revive Brunette Dry Shampoo and the Soft & Smooth Dry Conditioner to try just in time for a weekend of camping at the Hop Farm music festival. As the showers were unusable the dry shampoo and conditioner definitely saved my hair from becoming greasy and flat. The shampoo acts as a pick me up between washes, absorbs excess oils and as it blends with your hair tone so there are no white streaks left behind as I have found with other dry shampoos. The conditioner helps tame tresses, adds a natural shine and leaves hair feeling soft.

Overall they are definitely the best dry shampoo and conditioning products I have used! There is also a Blonde Dry Shampoo and they are all available in handbag sizes!

Friday, 1 July 2011

July Sample Sales I

Meadham Kirchhoff, Marios Schwab and Clements Ribeiro - Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories. Today, noon-9 p.m. @ 23-25 Arcola St., unit e, flat b, E8 2DJ.

Maria Grachvogel - Up to 70 per cent off clothing and accessories. Today & Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 162 Sloane St., SW1X 9BS.

Tom Dixon - Up to 70 per cent off lighting and furniture. Today-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Gr., W10 5BU

KJ’s Laundry - Up to 70 per cent off Cacharel, Vanessa Bruno Athé and more. 7-10 July. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ 74 Marylebone Ln., W1U 2PW.

Daisy Knights, Bellinski, Beulah London and Fashion Bloodhound - Up to 70 per cent off clothing, accessories, jewellery and swimwear. 15 July. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. @ The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

Matthew Williamson - Discounted ready-to-wear, clothing and accessories. 22 July. Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. @ The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB