Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on March 20, 2011

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

LOVING
UNIQLO  Not only for their value-for-money basics and J+ collections but for donating a hefty sum to the Japanese Red Cross.  Love the ethos of this company.

SPRING  Is it us or is Winter getting longer?  That weak sun doesn’t fool us.  

WOLF + LAMB AND SOUL CLAP’S DJ KICKS MIX CD  Emotive deep house music FTW.  This will be our soundtrack from now until Autumn.

WOLF AND BADGER, LEDBURY ROAD, NOTTING HILL.  Love the esoteric mix of designers and unique pieces.  This little store reeks of good taste and sought out gems. 


CARINE ROITFELD’S ‘IRREVERENT’  We have to wait until October 4th for this retrospective of the mighty Roitfeld’s career.  DAMN.

ANNABELLE’S WIGS  Wigging out has never been so popular but normally it costs a fortune.  This great site hosts masses of choice and all at affordable prices.  Go on, get yourself a straight ponytial hair extension.  They’re all the rage for A/W ’11 dontcha know.  Click on Annabelles Wigs to discover another world.

BBC4’S ‘TWENTY TWELVE  ‘The Thick of It’ style Olympics mockumentary. Warning to clueless PR’s: Jessica Hynes has your number and your look.

Getting NAKED with DEBORAH LIPPMANN  ‘Naked’ (£14) is the perfect clean beige shade and is quickly becoming the most sought-after colour, replacing pale pinks and soft peaches as the new nude for spring.  We love.  Available at House of Fraser stores.

GAP  We’ve relented to chino pressure and Gap’s slim fit vintage khakis are @TeamChutzpah’s favourites for boys while the skinny cargos and the new wide leg pants are the choice du jour for Ms Katie C.

ALAIA  For telling it like it is. The pressures of the industry are “inhumane”.  On Galliano “some people are irreplaceable”. Refreshing honesty from a true fashion icon.
HATING 

RUMOURS AT BALMAIN  The whisperings about Christophe Decarnin refuse to go away.
MULTIMILLIONAIRE CELEBRITIES ASKING US TO ‘PRAY FOR JAPAN’ Alternatively, why not put your hand in your pocket?
APRIL  45 tax changes will affect households for the worse. Team Chutzpah would relocate offshore if we could.  Talk about being anchored to our isle. 

RIHANNA’S U.S VOGUE COVER  Amazing dress and body cancelled out by Ronald McDonald hair and busting-for-the-bathroom pose. (Rihanna on the cover of US Vogue’s April 2011 issue. Photo: Annie Leibovitz/ US Vogue).
THE HIGH STREET  All Saints and Karen Millen up for sale, Arrogant Cat and Fenchurch in administration and sales looking down in most high street businesses.  Analysts predict carnage before the year is out.

KATIE PRICE’S BRAZILIAN BOYTOY   Even less convincing than Madonna and Jesus Luiz.

DON’T CARE

ADAM AND JANE’S BT WEDDING Who cares a jot?  Certainly not us.  Pure ‘dreamt up marketing in a boardroom that doesn’t work in real life’ advertising/marketing.  Just woeful.  BT, get with the PG and get the broadband speeds and roaming working effectively and we’ll all be happy bunnies.

“TODAY I’M WEARING” TWEETS  Read “Today, I’m boasting about what I’ve liberated from the fashion cupboard”. Clue: Nobody cares.

This week’s Barometer has been compiled jointly by Lee Clatworthy and Katie Chutzpah.  Do you agree with our likes/dislikes?  We’d like to hear from you in the comment box below.

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Cherie City March 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Haha, I love it how Pricey does a low-rent copy of Madonna’s Brazilian lover phase. Doesn’t quite have the same effect.

The Rihanna shoot seems a bit too Jessica Rabbit to me. It’s her first Vogue cover, so why can’t they take more of her real personality?!

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