January 2011

Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 30, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING YSL’s Spring ’11 make-up collection  It’s fffffreezing but we can look forward to Spring and things hotting up with this brights collection from YSL.  Chic packaging is de rigeur at YSL but they have excelled themselves […]

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Scream Gallery shows an alternate reality – States of Reverie

January 28, 2011

Scream Gallery’s known for its hip, celebrity filled, private views and, of course, for its choice selection of modern art and exhibitors that always provoke and cause you to go a little awe struck rather than star struck.  Last Thursday’s private view of ‘States of Reverie’ was no different as works by Clare Chapman, Ann-Marie […]

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Tory Burch store opens in New Bond Street.

January 25, 2011

Tory Burch’s new store launch on New Bond Street was all that is expected of the lady. Discreet, chic and understated.  New York banker types (NB.  not a euphemism) mixed with journos (obviously not invited to the couture shows in Paris), the well heeled and well, the heeled but witty, considering the timing, clinked glasses.  Jacquetta […]

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Chanel launches Les Exclusifs in handbag friendly size.

January 25, 2011

Beige’s smooth sharp sweetness wafts over you on application.   Chanel’s byword is its distinction and its archetypal class with a Capital C, just like the double linked C logo.  The last fragrance launched in Les Exclusifs de Chanel series in 2008, Beige, was worth the wait.  So why the review now?  Good question ladies and […]

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Leonor Greyl launches Lait Luminescence at Il Bottacio

January 24, 2011

Now, I love spendy hair care labels as much as any girl, so, when asked to attend the launch of a new product (Lait Luminescence) by Leonor Greyl at one of my favourite venues near Hyde Park corner, I added it to the ‘yes’ section of RSVPs in the diary.  Despite the fact that I […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 21, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Squirrel Appreciation Day (21st Jan)   Every good ad has a squirrel in it.  Every person with a heart likes feeding the little guys.  Did you know a cat raised a baby squirrel and taught it to […]

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G Star’s London RAW night hosted by Gemma Arterton

January 17, 2011

Proving that jeans brands do it better, G-Star have exemplified how to mix music, fashion, art and expression while, into the bargain, getting their brand name known around the world for being a young, hip, innovator that’s nippng at the heels of other well known denim brands. Last Thursday night, in London, saw a spectacular G Star multi-art […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 15, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING 2011   Yay!  We’re out of the first rubbish decade.  The first decade of each century is a bit pants. Loewe S/S ’11 ad by Mert and Marcus  Mariacarla Boscono looks sleek and elegant while the ads are […]

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Frederic Malle’s Portrait of a Lady.

January 8, 2011

I took the small sample bottle and sprayed and was drenched in lust at first sight.  I need this.  I have to have it.  Now I’ve smelled this, it has to be part of me.    Rose fragrances are very much in vogue at the moment.  There’s been a slate of rose ouds and rose incenses […]

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Secret Garden collection for Spring 2011

January 5, 2011

The Secret Garden.  Nope, nothing to do with Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beginning of the 20th Century tale of childhood friendship nor of a massive, secret, underground, themed party but instead it’s the name of Dolce and Gabbana’s new range of delicate Spring ’11 colours that launches beginning of February.  Inspired by Stefano Gabbana’s native Sicily, he […]

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