Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on August 25, 2012

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

LOVING

HD Brows – The Ultimate Eyebrow kit offers four complementing shades of matte neutral powders that can be used on their own or mixed to achieve the perfect brow definition that can veer from natural to out-there impactful but with elegance…so no more scary-mary, drawn-on-harshly, hard pencil brows please, ladies (and that goes out to the TOWIE and vintage types alike). HD Brows compacts come in three variations according to skin tone fetchingly titled, Bombshell, Foxy & Vamp. The choice is yours. (Priced £19.95 from HD Brows).


Parade’s End (BBC2) – Despite his alleged protestations in the press re being typecast, B.C plays Christopher Tietjens frostiness and internal wrangling to perfection. This BBC/HBO drama of Ford Madox Ford’s novels raises the game yet again. One of the reasons why the BBC license fee should not ever be queried.

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out (6th Sept) – At Chutzpah Mansions. we’re already mapping our route and collating invitations for one of the best night’s of the year that launches new season stock and right before London Fashion Week. Bring it on. For up to the minute plans of the evening and what designers and retailers are planning, check out HERE.

Tangerine Dream Lingerie – The ultimate lingerie find site, Fox & Rose, continues to offer brilliant jewel shade satin lingerie from the best brands that make a woman feel desirable.  Check out the Princess Tam Tam, Stella McCartney, La Perla and Vintage Paprika (pictured here. Bra £53, Brief £24) ranges and dare to wear.

Manchester Pride – As we write, @TeamChutzpah is up to his neck in gay icons and the mayhem backstage and pre-show. He’s been entertaining Margarita Pracatan and Steps and is set to become (if he has anything to do with it) Alison Moyet’s ‘newest bestest friend’ when she takes to the stage on Sunday (26th August).

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket Exhibition – Coming soon to London, Chanel’s exhibition will arrive at London’s Saatchi Gallery on 12th-28th October following showings in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong. Joint brainchild of Herr Lagerfeld and doyenne, Carine Roitfeld, the project began with a book of ‘friends of the House’ all wearing the classic Chanel piece in their own style. (Admission Free). Go see.

Grace Coddington collaborates with Balenciaga – Two ultimate cool fashion icons team up for a limited edition line to mark Vogue’s Fashion Night Out (above). Look out for a tote bag and printed scarves.

Brasserie Zedel (Sherwood St, W1) – By now you’ll know of French themed gastro bar Brasserie Zedel’s wondrous, grandiose deco vision, of its airiness, it’s good food, it’s reasonable prices and it’s charm. The fact that old Atlantic Bar & Grill habitues will have endless flashbacks of drunken nights during the ’90s will also have a certain appeal. The return of the original lighting means that it’s a place to see and be seen and, despite the fact, it’s multo less hip that The Atlantic Bar & Grill, it’s more joyful, upbeat and still has the faces to gawp at. Seriously good value. Recommended.

HATING
The Sun’s Moral High-Ground – A juxtaposition if ever there was. The Sun’s posturing of freedom of press and ‘in the public interest’ when we really know that ‘the nation’s favourite paper’s‘ declining sales and a swift PR coup was behind the decision to print the famed Prince Harry pics.

Pool Parties – Just think of all those weak bladders with too much alcohol and imagine the consequences.

The Radley Scottie Dog – Sorry, but no, not ever will this be regarded as cool and covetable and a sign of taste. I know thousands of middle England types will beg to differ but then, they’re not pining for the sleek pared backness of Celine’s Trapeze bag.

Greece’s continued Euro Meltdown – Once it was a place you went on holiday, now forever associated with nosediving Europe and its currency into chaos. The to-and-from drama continues. Heaven help us all.

Mel B’s ‘X Factor’ Bitchiness – Now, we know the show needs a bad guy but the irony of having a gobby talent vacuum (who’s tried to flog fitness videos from her failing career for the past 10 years) condemn other wannabees means it’s deeply unsettling to view. We’re waiting for some contestant to throw a punch in her direction. (Prepares to cheer).

DON’T CARE
For anything from naff skull bracelets to the endless pithiness of bad festivals information. Just. Stop.

This week’s Barometer compiled by @Katie Chutzpah. Please let us know your thoughts on likes/dislikes.

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