Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on August 26, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.


New planetary systems being discovered Just mind blowing! Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets that orbit a star much like our own Sun. Only 127 light years away in the southern constellation of Hydrus. We are all so small and yet so vital.

Helena Christensen rocks in Triumph Looking hotter than hell in these Rankin photographed pics, Helena at 41 shows the newbies just who exactly is the sexiest of them all. Helena is pictured in the designs of 27 lingerie designer hopefuls who are each in the running to scoop the Triumph Inspiration Award 2010. Vote for your favourite on this link:

Toni and Guy’s Touch Control 2000 Watt Digital Hair Dryer (£39.99) This amazingly lightweight hairdryer packs a punch. So powerful that when on full power, it set of my (highly sensitive) smoke alarm. Easy peasy to use, the touch screen speed and heat controls are digital funky. The flash of blue or red alerts you to the speed and temperature. With an extra long cord, I was able to walk and style. It’s lightweight too, so doesn’t give arm ache with constant re-positioning. I almost felt like a pro.

Harrods Perfume Diaries For the fragrance freaks (and I include myself in that term), this is nothing short of pure heaven. Harrods announce the first significant perfume exhibition of recent times, celebrating the past, present and future of fragrance. (Scream!) From 2nd September to 2nd October, housed in a stylish, contemporary exhibition space on the 4th floor of the dept store, The Perfume Diaries is a comprehensive view of the most significant and influential perfumes to have emerged from the 1800’s. From Jicky to J’Adore and everything in between. Not only that, it’s curated by one of my heroes, world renowned fragrance authority, Roja Dove, who is *ahem* personally showing the select few around at the preview. Pass the smelling salts, I may faint. Look out for talks from the maestros of fragrance. Not to be missed.

The Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow ‘Brokeback Mountain’ type video for ‘Shame’ These guys show just how secure they are and that they have a massive sense of humour. Fabulous.

Functionalab The most beautifully designed premium brand of science based supplements which promote a holistic approach to beauty and health. I’m a convert to the Health Drops. Funny how the lovely PR girls singled out the Detox version for me? Hmm. Available at Harvey Nichols. Check out the products on


The new One Show presenters Jason Manford and ‘dead behind the eyes’ Alex Jones have made me switch off. Zero chemistry and charisma, clunky, can’t ‘link’ for toffee and with no intelligent one liners, what a pair of chumps. Just awful.

Choo Uggs (Chuggs anyone?) No.

Britney Spears manga treatment by photographer Todd Cole and art directed by Murakami in POP mag Saccharin sweet and reeking of desperation, this is not a good look for the mother of two children. She seemed more real when shaven headed and going off on one. Far too Hannah Montana for me, Brits. Lose it.


For X factor Autotune schmoon.

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