Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Burberry + Apple = Luxury Watch Sales

This year, Apple hired Angela Ahrendts, former chief executive of Burberry, to lead the company’s retail division and it will be very interesting to watch how Apple’s retail model begins to shift.  Apple's new Watch will be introduced in numerous versions from affordable to luxury. And Angela knows how to shift luxury items ...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Horst P Horst

At the V&A Museum in London from 6th September:  A retrospective exhibition of Horst P Horst's prolific 60-year career. The German-American photographer did shoots for couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in the ’30s, as well as experimenting with early colour techniques. His most renowned images will be on display alongside rarities and unpublished pictures, plus there will be a recreation of Horst's 1940s studio. Archive film footage, sketchbooks and letters will also give an insight into his creative process.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kate Moss and Delevignge front Burberry launch

Today, in its biggest beauty launch to date, Burberry is set to debut its newest women’s fragrance, My Burberry. The ad campaign is fronted by Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss so is bound to drive fans to the fragrance.  "“Fragrance is driven by image, makeup is driven by improvement, and skincare is driven by loyalty. We know that we need all three.”  Not sure it is one for us ....

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Puddings to end the Evening ...

For those with a sweet tooth - rejoice!  Remember when puddings were once strictly after-dinner ‘guilty pleasures’? Well, that’s no more. Now, it seems that dessert has been added to our double Ds (drinking and dancing). We noticed it first when our cocktails took a sweet turn – from the Coco Pop Old Fashioned at Duck & Waffle to the serious liquid desserts at BOBO Social (think rhubarb & custard tipples, death by chocolate martinis and apple crumbles in a glass). And now the idea has gone bricks and mortar with The Pudding Bar, a candlelit Soho sweet spot with a dessert-only menu. 


Friday, 1 August 2014

The Broken Arm in Paris

The Broken Arm space in the Haut Marais neighbourhood of Paris has become a haunt for cool creatives and is in danger of overtaking Colette as a must-visit destination.  Read all about it here
http://www.businessoffashion.com/2014/07/retail-recon-the-broken-arm-anais-lafarge-guillaume-steinmetz-romain-joste.html?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=12cefb5358-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d2191372b3-12cefb5358-416980901

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Secret Parties in London ....

Urban Junkies is a great resource for where to eat and club, and the best and newest places to visit in London.  Check out today's newsletter for where all the 'secret' events are being held - and how to get into them! http://www.urbanjunkies.com/london/current.html

Friday, 27 June 2014

Amazing Floating Sculptures

Colourant is a series of floating sculptures, made up of colourful liquid thrown and captured at 1/3500th of a second. Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio are the brains behind the project, which appears as an optical illusion.See more here ...


Friday, 20 June 2014

Youth Matters say Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield make a point as they emerge from a café in New York. They held notes across their faces saying: "Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let's try this again. We don't need the attention, but these wonderful organisations do: www.youthmentoring.org; www.autismspeaks.org; (and don't forget:) www.wwo.org; www.gildasclubnyc.org. Here's to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!"


Monday, 16 June 2014

Bipping ....YAR! A Take on Blogging

Bip Ling's You Tube video takes a tongue in chic view of blogging and her favourite phrase, Yar.  A must watch for all would be bloggers and those fashion bloggers who take themselves too seriously ...