January 2012

Dolce & Gabbana’s new Velvet Collection

January 31, 2012

I knew this one would be a difficult challenge. It’s taken me a few attempts of tripping through Harrods perfumery dept and jostling through crowds to try this new collection of exclusive scents courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana. Furtively clutching my notepad and pen and scrawling barely legible notes and then, just post Christmas, I […]

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Jonathan Saunders A/W’12 menswear review

January 30, 2012

It’s taken a while for Central Saint Martins graduate Jonathan Saunders to reach his current untouchable status in the fashion industry. Saunders made his debut on the London schedule in 2003, whilst designing prints for Alexander McQueen, the last British designer to truly make an indelible mark on the global fashion map, and has since […]

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Heaven could well be a place on Earth – Liberty’s Beauty Treatment Rooms

January 30, 2012

Is it just me or is going for a beauty treatment, in this case a massage, a bit like a confessional? “Forgive me Sister, for it has been one whole year since my last massage.” Followed by the guilty stare and the “so is there anything you’d like me to work on?” conversation. I was […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 27, 2012

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVINGThe ASOS Bird of Paradise T-shirt – Riccardo Tisci is at the top of his game and don’t ASOS know it with their budget take on his Spring/Summer Givenchy collection The cute CH Carolina Herrera Mini […]

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Jil Sander A/W ’12 Menswear review

January 27, 2012

At the end of 2011 it was rumoured that Raf Simons is top of Bernard Arnault’s hit list for the role of creative director at Dior, the vacancy created following John Galliano’s tragic fall from grace earlier that year. Simons’ Autumn/Winter 2012 collection for Jil Sander underlines just how great an artist and designer he […]

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Men’s skincare brand 66˚30 launches at Whole Foods.

January 27, 2012

Whilst Katie’s inundated with new product at Chutzpah Mansions, it’s extremely rare that I get to trial new ranges. This may well change, as the male grooming industry is rapidly expanding, and there is a host of niche brands looking to gain a foothold in that sector. One of these companies is cult French concern 66˚30. […]

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POLICE launches film star Luke Evans as their Brand Ambassador

January 25, 2012

Last night leading Italian lifestyle brand POLICE launched their new 2012 eyewear, watches and jewellery campaign with Welsh actor Luke Evans, their new Brand Ambassador, at Soho club, Dstrky. Hosting a party for fashion industry insiders and celebrity fans of the brand, POLICE celebrated their new campaign, which focuses on their iconic blue eyewear lenses. The only […]

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Bottega Veneta A/W ’12 Menswear review

January 25, 2012

So far this week I’ve spoken in length about the financial constraints affecting menswear designers, as well as the existing sartorial codes which seem to be eroding at the same rate as the Great Pyramids of Egypt. If anyone can work within such stifling confines it’s Tomas Maier, the creative director of Bottega Veneta. Maier’s […]

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Atelier Versace’s S/S’12 Couture show

January 24, 2012

I always love Parisian couture and the idea behind it.  All those skilled ateliers toiling for months on intricate detailing and patterns, the creating of art as fashion and yes, even the elitism. But couture these days sees more and more attempts to raise ready-to-wear brand’s profile (largely to sell mainline, perfume and handbags from […]

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Dolce & Gabbana’s new Kohl Collection exclusive to Harrods

January 24, 2012

They’ve chosen well. Dolce & Gabbana’s new face of brand, the gorgeous British actress Felicity Jones, fronts their new Kohl Collection launch with sultry aplomb. Says Stefano Gabbana, “It is the combination of total self-confidence and youthful beauty that drew us to her.” And she wears the peacock jewel hues of the Kohl collection to […]

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