Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on August 6, 2010

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

LOVING

A Complete Introduction to Disco 1970-1980. Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah! Put your Halston, Gucci and Fiorrucci where your mouth is and instead of wearing the 1970s ‘Charlie Girl’ Celine type threads that are so hot this season, get up, stand up and strut your funky stuff, sure ’nuff to this momentous 4 track CD. It’s right on the money in terms of trend and is filled with REAL (not the usual cod) disco delights.

Beautifully packaged and compiled in consultation with those at the centre of the storm at the time, it throws the spotlight on disco’s groundbreaking producers, vocalists, DJs and house bands. Of course, it contains the landmark records from the time but it’s the rare grooves that are often overlooked but are insider knowledge classics that lit up the dance floors of the 1970s that most impress. It is the most life-affirming music ever made and ooh, I wish I’d been to “Studio 54”. As Hamilton Bohannon says, ‘Let’s Start the Dance’. It’s released on 30th August.

Revlon’s Gray Suede nail polish Not grey, not suede but the most delicious caramel melted mars bar colour that suits all skin tones and is hot for Summer and a key shade for A/W ’10 too. Makes nails look instantly sophist. £6.29 from Boots & Superdrug

The Pot Noodle ‘Sticky Rib’ launch in association with Popbitch Now there’s words I never thought I’d type! Loved it as everything that Popbitch touches turns to gold. The best fun evening in a long time. (90’s house anthems which sent the (older) crowd wild, bad karaoke, The Cheeky Girls, Tony Christie, Bradley from S Club and Ms Decker giving a karaoke version of ‘China in Your Hands.’ All that and a free bar.

Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock you are making us swoon. Go Team Sherlock.

HATING

The constant influx of pics of celebs wearing X or Y brand to my inbox I’m just not that kind of blog.

Naomi’s ‘dirty stones’ confessional That girl has never been a good ‘un. So tawdry.

DON’T CARE

About Lily Allen’s pregnancy Yes, It’s lovely that she’s with child etc but just how many articles and magazine covers will this now spawn? I can barely wait for the slew of headlines such as “Lily with Child”; “Lily Blooming Lovely”; “Lily, My Morning Sickness Hell”; “Lily, Full of life and all Grown Up.” Editors everywhere, I implore you. Please no more.

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The Very Simon G August 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Ohhh I’d expect LOTS more of Lily Allen, remember all the press she got with ‘I’ve stopped making music’? This will surely double it! Will the baby appear in the next Chanel campaign I wonder?? x

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