Monday, 28 November 2011

Michelle and Heath: Together Again

Amazing shots of our favourite stars from brooding Michelle and Heath to a tousled young Marc Jacobs who faces off  flame-haired Julianne Moore while a buttoned up Fran├žoise Hardy gestures ambiguously in this series by Dutch husband-and-wife team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Known for iconic images that reveal a proclivity for nudity, public displays of affection and trompe l’oeil makeup tricks, Inez and Vinoodh are two of the most radical photographic talents of our time.....  Source Nowness.  

Friday, 25 November 2011

Buy a Bag - Save a Life!

Last night we attended the launch of the Bag to Save a Life Auction, (Bag to Save a Life) hosted by Mary’s Living and Giving shop in Westbourne Grove. Luxury designers and generous celebrities have donated hand bags of all shapes, seasons and sizes to raise money for children this Christmas. From Miu Miu to Jimmy Choo and Alexander McQueen to Longchamp, they’re all up for auction starting today! Don’t miss your chance to bag yourself a bargain and save children this Christmas.
This is guilt free shopping like never before, so get bidding.  Don’t delay, there are only 9days and left!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Snow Piste Off!

  Check out the Ashish collection for snow bunnies at Top Shop!  Tongue in chic slogans, sporty styling and animal prints make this a collection for the gym as much as the slopes.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Hallelujah - Jerusalem!

Catch it if you can!  Mark Rylance gives a magnificent, moving and charismatic performance in a play that questions our prejudices and keeps us thinking about it well after it is over.  Gave away  tickets for the original performance due to injury but thrilled to have been offered a second opportunity to see this stunning piece of theatre.  Will Jez Butterworth ever be able to better this magnificent piece of writing?  The bar has been set high.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Singing in the Rain

We've never been one's to applaud bad weather, but getting caught in the rain has never been so stylish! The luxury ‘Westminster’ umbrella made famous by designer Archer Adams has hit the shelves of Liberty London as well asNeiman Marcus across the pond. The hand-crafted, silver handled Westminster is available in two sizes (long classic and collapsible) and comes in eight different designs, including a Lions head, Snake and Labrador. And you can even ask for Swarovski crystals to be added ....Bring on the Rain.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Billie Piper in Reasons to be Pretty


Neil LaBute's latest offering at the Almeida theatre is light on content but offers some great acting from Billie, for whom pregnancy meant a rewrite of her part in the play and Tom Burke, a strangely attractive young man bullied by his girlfriend, his best friend and Billie, his best friend's wife.  No great shakes but definitely worth a visit for the troupe of four young actors and an exciting set design.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Win this beautiful dress!

We are giving you the chance to WIN this stylish bold patterned size 10-12 dress worth just under £100! To be entered into the draw, all you have to do is 'Like' The Fashion Bloggers page on facebook and leave a comment to say you have done so on Claire Justine's fashion blog http://clairejustineoxox.blogspot.com/ before the 7th December! Happy liking!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Carmen Dell'Orefice a Style Icon of our Times

80 year old Hungarian/Italian New York offspring,  Carmen Dell'Orifice continues to model on the catwalk..  Four times married, front cover of American Vogue at 15, this icon continues to wow!  A standing ovation please! 
'Carmen: A Life In Fashion' runs from Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, John Princes Street, London W1; fashion.arts.ac.uk




Friday, 11 November 2011

Early New Year Resolutions!

Book now for a place in a luxurious Boot Camp to work off those extra pounds gained over Christmas.  We've discovered a secret hideout offering 5* luxury accommodation alongside a tailor made fitness and wellbeing regime.‘bootique’, nestled in a tranquil setting in delightful Mallorca between the Tramuntana mountains and the turquoise bays of the north east coast is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and swimming. Whether it's weight loss, general fitness, healthy eating, detox, or just a lovely relaxing trip it's just the place  to get fit in luxury and style. We're booking our places now to ensure we're looking our best BEFORE Christmas!

Monday, 7 November 2011

A Tribute to a Fashion Icon: Loulou

Fashion Icon Loulou de la Falaise died aged 63 on Saturday


For her part in inspiring YSL’s ‘Rive Gauche’ revolution, Loulou de la Falaise will be remembered as an important figure in the history of fashion. It’s hard to imagine now, but at the time, the very idea of buying YSL straight off the rack, as ready-to-wear, was a risky and revolutionary idea. It was the ‘fast fashion’ of its time and raised many an eyebrow.



But this revolution had little to do with the price; rather it was all about the idea of ease. It brought iconic pieces, like Le Smoking and Le Saharienne, along with beautiful jewelled coloured silks and khaki trench coats to “the rack.” You could walk out of the store with them right away, rather than endure a series of appointments at the haute couture salon, with all of its formality.


But what the inimitable Loulou de la Falaise really brought to fashion, whether on HSN (Home Shopping Network) or in the haute couture salon, was to underline, as only she could, that style can come with ease.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Cupcakes from LA ....

Found in an LA vintage shop by vintage queen Liz Goldwyn and shot by Tommy Ton .  Picture courtesy of one of our favourite video zines, Nowness.