Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Tribute to Marilyn Monroe: 50 Years On

Incredibly, this August 5th Marily Monroe's untimely suicide took place 50 years ago.  We publish an image from Red Collector Magazine France, together with an iconic image of the star in tribute to the beauty with which she graced us.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Acne and Zara Street Style

A Paler Shade of White for Summer pictured earlier this year in Paris.  Acne jacket teamed with Zara trousers for an effortlessly stylish look ...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Casasempere's Ceramic Installation

10000 Ceramic Flowers worth viewing until 27th April.  So hurry over there now - and don't pick the flowers!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Maarten Van Der Horst - Hot Hot Hot

Central St Martin's graduate, Dutch designer Van Der Horst brings his tropical prints to Top Shop TODAY!  Snap up as many pieces as you can as they are so HOT they won't be there tomorrow.  Bring on the heatwave.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Model Pix We Like

Pretty images styled by stylist Michelle Duguid - we like!  Wished we looked so good with rollers in our hair and flour on our faces ....

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Farewell Aquascutum

Just as Aquascutum seemed to be finding its feet again with beautifully tailored, pared down wardrobe cornerstones - it goes belly up!  Let's hope the label is snapped up by those who appreciate the heritage and quality of the collection.  Too sad to lose such a great British label and we don't feel it was given the time to prove itself under its recent ownership ...

Monday, 16 April 2012


 'Wire Sculptor' Julieann Worral Hood's enchanting works will be showcased in the windows of the Conran Shop in Brompton Cross from the end of April.  Heralding Spring, Julieanne's hares frolic across white linen whilst chickens flock around designer garden pieces.  Delightful and amusing, the windows will certainly be worth a visit.  Even more worthwhile is  a workshop with Julieann in fabulous surroundings in SW France, courtesy of our very favourite escapes -  Les Soeurs Anglaises.  We're signing up to indulge ourselves in a new skill whilst enjoying the luxury of linen bedsheets, heated pools and home made food all thrown in for the price!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Friday 13th - Fashion?

Forget fashion, forget the 13th being a BAD day!  In our search for the perfect white shirt - we've found one!  This is a staple we should all have in our wardrobes. Boring?  Non!  Splash the cash - it really will repay the investment.  We found it on a great new site offering wardrobe essentials from Uniqlo to Celine.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A Win for Dior and a Loss for Jil Sander

Begian born Raf Simons who lives and works in Antwerp, has been stolen to head Dior  - leaving behind Jil Sander where his his look was all about modern proportions, pure construction and new shapes.  His training in furniture design brought a contemporary, clean and uncluttered yet desireable dimension to fashion.
Image, SS12

Friday, 6 April 2012

Catherine (Deneuve) the Great!

What an inspiration! Stunning, sexy, glorious at every age.  An icon for all women - France's answer to America's Marilyn.  From the exhibition of Helmut Newton's work on show at the Grand Palais in Paris until June.

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