April 2011

Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer – Royal Wedding Special

April 29, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVINGHRH Prince William’s impromptu walk-about in The Mall   Bless him.  I was hoping he’d do something like this.  Taking the time out to go meet the crowds in the Mall waiting for his wedding was […]

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6th Scottish Fashion Awards nominations announced

April 28, 2011

Now in its 6th year, The Scottish Fashion Awards are growing ever more in prominence nationally and internationally. With a growing list of Scottish born and educated designers who have critical acclaim, former Scottish Designer of the Year winners include Jonathan Saunders and Christopher Kane. This year, Chutzpah’s favourite golden girls, Holly Fulton and Louise […]

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Damaris Celebrates 10 years of Sexy, Sophisticated Lingerie

April 26, 2011

OK, I admit it.  I have a thing about posh pants.  If “sugar and spice and all things nice…” are what little girls are made of, then their grown up selves regale in the smooth seductiveness of silk, the pretty, feminine flounces, the bright colours, the lace, bows, ribbons and detailing…it’s what we aspire to wear, […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer – Special Gaga Free Edition!

April 25, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Louis Vuitton and François Cadière… – …buddy up for an Autumn/Winter accessories collection taking inspiration from Berlin street art.  Fans of the Sprouse scarf will be relieved to hear that animal print features.  Launching July 2011. […]

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Sense & Sensibility – The innovative melding of art and fragrance

April 24, 2011

Last week, I attended a joyful art meets fragrance launch at Vaad Gallery in South Molton Lane, which was a whole lot different from the usual fashion/art launch party.  The pop up art exhibition was held to show artworks by blind and partially sighted artists, inspired by the fragrance BSQ Natural’s newly launched, Bergamot Noir. […]

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Francis Kurkdjian launches Aqua Universalis Forte

April 20, 2011

Some people resonate with you and impress more than others and so it was with Francis Kurkdjian. At a recent meeting of fragrance junkies, experts and aficionados, Francis charmed with an sophisticated ease and intelligence that left us wanting to stay and ask more questions.  His approach is simple.  He wants to create fine, unequaled […]

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian Summertime ’11 Collection.

April 19, 2011

Scarlett Johansson breathes sexiness into Summer with the launch of Dolce and Gabbana’s Italian Summertime Collection of breathtaking colours. Dolce and Gabbana celebrate the languid light of Summer’s shimmering awakening with bold Mediterranean hues and shimmering pale through to bold lips.  This is a collection of extreme contrasts.  “We were very much inspired by the […]

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April 18, 2011

AMAZING is an abused and over-used word nowadays, especially on the Internet where it is applied to almost anything of merit. We are not given to hyperbole at Chutzpah Towers; however it would be an understatement to say that Mary Katrantzou rocks our world. Open a newspaper, or listen to the BBC’s self-fulfilling prophet of […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

April 17, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.LOVING FALSE LASHES – Addicted to the difference they make and loving the flutter of a eyelash flirt as do most British girls.  Do you know that British brand, Eylure, sells a pair every second?  Who knew we […]

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Maia Norman opens Pop Up Shop ‘Mother of Pearl’ in London’s New Bond St.

April 16, 2011

Last Wednesday, Maia Norman, fashion designer and wife of Damien Hirst, launched an exclusive Pop Up Store, Mother of Pearl, in London’s New Bond Street (open until 11th May). The store was crammed with covetable goodies including gorgeous floral themed print separates, eye-popping artworks and huge floral headed mannequins as well as one or two […]

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