October 2011

Cutler & Gross launch Bespoke Service and Bi-Annual Magazine

October 31, 2011

Cutler and Gross – the very name stands for quality, design and under statement in an over-crowded opticals market – no flashy garishness here.  And now, the brand takes a leap forward with the launch of their first bi-annual magazine and of a premium bespoke service. News indeed. The motives for the magazine are simply […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 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  London’s Art Renaissance – White Cube Bermondsey goes head-to-head with the Zaha Hadid-designed Roca London and London is the winner. The Louis Vuitton fragrance – Ooh, can’t wait for this one! Respected “nose” Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud is rumoured […]

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Bastyan’s Autumn/Winter ’11 Aesthetic

October 28, 2011

Attending the S/S’12 Bastyan press day yesterday reminded me just how sublime Tonia Bastyan’s designs are and just how under-rated she is in the UK fashion scene. Surely it’s about time that she showed at London Fashion Week?  But that’s for a future debate. I can now concentrate on the numerous goodies that Tonia Bastyan […]

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David Koma’s Glamazon Futuristic Warrior Women for S/S’12

October 27, 2011

I have to admit to a blind spot in regards to Central Saint Martins graduate David Koma. Koma rose to fame a couple of seasons ago off theback of then ‘X Factor’ starlet Cheryl Cole and a few collections which ploughed the same event-ready modernist furrow as Hannah Marshall.  Whilst admittedly well cut and constructed, I couldn’t help but feel Koma’s shapes were […]

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News at Camp Temperley

October 22, 2011

It must be something about the name that instills drive in their family. At Camp Temperley, it’s all go at the moment. Hot on the heels of showing her fabulous S/S’12 ‘Grace’ collection at The British Museum with the likes of Peaches Geldof, Laura Bailey and Pippa Middleton front row, Ms Alice Temperley MBE has released […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 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 Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Elixirs – Intense volume of fragrance in a silky smooth roll-on that’s gentler while being more ‘knock-out’.  Ideal for handbags or travelling, this little addition packs a huge punch while retaining all of the […]

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G-Star RAW Hosts Women’s Night at Covent Garden Store (27th Oct).

October 21, 2011

G-Star first came to my attention when I was invited to the most amazing G-Star RAW party last season at One Mayfair, held to jointly celebrate their links with the art world (they actively sponsor and encourage new artists) and  the new ‘face’ of the brand, hot British actress Gemma Arterton. They impressed me then […]

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Dior’s Divine Releases for Spring’12

October 20, 2011

Oh Dior…you really are rocking my boat en ce moment. A saunter around the Spring Press Day  had the make-up slaves amongst us longing for these new releases. Not only have you indulged my perfume addiction with the release of the gorgeous Collection Privee by Perfume Creator, Francois Demachy (see former post HERE) but you […]

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Damaris ‘Packs Heat’ with Liberty Ross short film.

October 19, 2011

Fashion films are so commonplace nowadays that the collective sighs and yawns when another over-indulgent advert lands in our in-box at Chutzpah Mansions are deafening. When said film comes courtesy of our favourite spendy scants brand Damaris and acclaimed director Johnny Green we sit up and take notice. Featuring British modelling royalty and burgeoning actress […]

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Avon still manages to impress after 125 years.

October 18, 2011

There’s a reason that good beauty brands remain in business for 125 years.   Avon’s commitment to good, reasonably priced and innovative product lines that deliver for their customer base is beyond question and, like other long term beauty brands such as Coty, Max Factor, Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden, these companies know their business […]

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