July 2012

Guerlain’s Autumn Collection 2012

July 31, 2012

Hot on the heels of the fabulous new ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ perfume release, Guerlain are releasing their new Autumn/Winter make-up palette, all ’80s dark kudos, sophistication and intrigue. Created by creative director, Olivier Echaudemaison, Natalia Vodianova (looking everso like Linda Evangelista) is made up in rich tonal reds and pinks focusing on their two […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

July 30, 2012

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING The Fendi Baguette Book – One of the most iconic accessories of the last fifteen years (who can forget Samantha Jones’ tussle with a counterfeit Baguette in ‘Sex & the City’?), this impressively illustrated tome details […]

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Chanel Pops Up in Covent Garden

July 30, 2012

Covent Garden has gone through quite a renaissance in recent years what with the addition of Burberry, Apple and L’Artisan Parfumeur being some of the stores now taking up residence there. It may not quite capture the edgy street appeal of the early ’80s when Covent Garden was the hub of everything hip and life […]

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Serge Lutens releases Santal Majuscule

July 29, 2012

Serge Lutens is known amongst perfume freaks as being pretty much the epitome of the niche perfume house, never bending towards trends, stoically and bravely doing it’s own thing for the sheer hell of it for the past five decades, like a recalcitrant teenager gone into adulthood who still won’t give up the ghost, clinging […]

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Mikhail Kusnirovich launches The Bosco Club in London for the Olympics

July 26, 2012

Earlier today I was invited spur of the moment to the launch of The Bosco Club, the temporary and quite lavish home (during the Olympic Games) of the Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian delegations who are invited courtesy of Mikhail Kusnirovich, the genial and charismatic President of Bosco, designer to each of the nation’s Olympic uniforms. […]

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Liberty Ross Models for Mimi Holliday

July 26, 2012

Liberty Ross is inadvertently making headlines right now as her husband, Rupert Sanders, cheats on her with ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart. But seriously Rupert, how could you? Liberty Ross, one of the world’s most beautiful models is featured in Mimi Holliday’s latest A/W’12 campaign and seeing these images, I’m wondering what surly, slouchy, grunge Kristen […]

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Free People to launch in UK

July 24, 2012

As Victoria’s Secret prepares to launch (at long last) in the UK hot on the heels of cult brand Opening Ceremony, we also now have the eagerly awaited Free People about to hit down Brit side. Free People is upbeat, funky, eclectic and fun and importantly has a unique collection which lands every month so […]

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Dolce & Gabbana update ‘Pour Femme’ (sadly)

July 23, 2012

I have to say, I prefer the original. Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Femme will always have a special place in my heart as it reminds me of lighter, funner times – smelling of deep sensuality, red silk velvet and sexual promise….Golly, how it takes me back when I sniff it. It seemed so very different […]

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Niche Perfume House EVODY launches at Harvey Nichols

July 22, 2012

The world of niche perfumery is growing and this is no bad thing. In the land of profuse pink pepper and tonka bean notes of the mass market, it’s a joy to discover brand after brand that start from the grass roots and stay close to the product, creating the perfume themselves or working with […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

July 21, 2012

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING Chanel Beauty Covent Garden pop-up – Launching 24th July and devoted to Chanel cosmetics and fragrance, with educational workshops, consultations with make-up experts, and a dedicated space for facials and pampering, you have until Christmas to experience […]

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