Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on June 26, 2011


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

LOVING
Bally – Celebrating 160 years in the business with a capsule range of ballet flats and tote bags, and a traffic-stopping Fall campaign starring Karlie Kloss.  The Bally-Rina collection is available now with prices starting at £175.

Versace – After a few lean years Versace is back, BACK, BACK!!! with a bang with this week’s menswear collection and a collaboration with H and M.

Frederic Fekkai’s Summer Hair collection – Girls, if you’re going to do better than the ordinary hair care PLUS summer heat, opt for these babies.  Using AquaTherapy technology, Fekkai’s detox shampoo, leave-in conditioner and beach waves spray (£20 each) de-frizzes while defending against humidity.  Available at SpaceNK.  Summer?  Bring it on!


Princess Eugenie – After sinking to sartorial rock bottom, Eugenie has turned it around 180 degrees after wowing at Ascot and Elton’s White Tie and Tiara Ball.

Janie Bryant for Banana Republic – Are you a Joan or a Betty?  The costume designer  has teamed with Banana Republic’s Creative Director, Simon Kneen, to launch a ‘Mad Men’ inspired, retro-fabulous, 65-piece collection for both women and men in August.  Vintage fans, this is your quick fix office wear.


Etam – Children of the 1970s and 1980s rejoice! After disappearing from our high streets, Etam returns with the newly-single Natalia Vodianova in tow.


‘Bridesmaids’ vs ‘Bad Teacher’ – ‘Bridesmaids’ is written by and starring Kristen Wiig and this raucous remix of the chick flick genre provides some sly knowing digs and laugh-out-loud moments alike versus “Shut the Front Door” and other bound-to-be- re-used phrases from Cameron Diaz’s new chic flick, ‘Bad Teacher’.  Tough Call.

Paul and Joe’s Moisturising Foundation Primer (SPF12) – Not only works like a moisturising treatment, this beauty looks gorgeous, but smooths out fine lines and pores pre foundation application.  Available in three light shades, this is one for the vintage girlies.  Priced £20 and available from Paul and Joe dept store stockists (such as Fenwicks).


Lily Cole – Congratulations to Lily, who has earned a double first honours degree at Cambridge.  Model with brains.  Approved.


E4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ Series Two  – *Delighted, ‘I know’ face*  


HATING
Glastonbury – Or, the seventh circle of Hell for people like us who can’t live without 8 hours sleep, showers, a hairdryer, and heels.

J+ for Uniqlo – (Pictured right).  The end of an era as Autumn/Winter promises to be the final collection by Jil Sander for Uniqlo.


Wimbledon “fashion” – With Venus Williams’ outfits reaching new levels of impropriety, we want to know when tennis became all about who you wear, not how you play?


DON’T CARE
VisitBritain’s ‘You’re Invited’ campaign – Hideously misjudged tourism campaign from Thatcher favourite Saatchi & Partners to dispel our country’s “starchy” image.  Starring famous-for-5-minutes-in-1966 Twiggy, flabby-tongued dinner lady-botherer, Jamie Oliver, a slumming Dame Judi Dench, and token minorities, Dev Patel and Rupert Everett, we wonder why they bothered?


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