Justin Timberlake marries Jessica Biel – Some of the most stylish nuptials ever, with the bride and female guests wearing Giambatista Valli Couture, whilst the groom sported a tuxedo he designed with Tom Ford.
Roland Mouret for Liberty – One of our favourite French men has created an exclusive capsule collection of four exquisite limited edition dresses for one of our favourite stores, launching soon in an in-store area curated by the designer himself.
‘My Land’ by Trussardi – The first men’s fragrance developed under the watchful eye of creative director Umit Benan is officially a Big Deal, thanks to a film from legendary auteur Wim Wenders. We can’t wait to try out the actual juice.
L’Agent – Hollywood A-list actress Penelope Cruz, and her designer sister Monica, collaborate with upscale lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur with white-hot results. NOt available from L’Agent Provocateur stores (strangely enough) and only available through top dept. stores.
Agi & Sam womenswear – Available exclusively through Harvey Nichols, the design duo’s womenswear debut looks set to win as many fans as their menswear has.
Ossie Clark London – The name of one of the most influential British designers of all time is revived for a new label, stocked at concessions in department chain Debenhams – who also unveiled their stunning collaboration with Marios Schwab this week. Let’s hope Ossie Clark London doesn’t go down the same route as re-released Biba name. (Noteworthy fact, Ms Chutzpah appears fleetingly in The Ossie Clark Diaries)
Brora and Michael Van Der Ham – The luxury cashmere brand teams up with London-based designer Van Der Ham for a colourful collection of cosy separates featuring his trademark patchwork motif. The collection hits stores on 30th Oct.
Butter, London’s Christmas Gift Packs – The ‘Holiday Lips & Tips’ (£21) comes in a bright sticky scarlet red that pops while the Holiday Glitter Trio Kit (£30) is a great girlie gift for anyone loving brights. Available from Harvey Nichols and www.butterlondon.com
“Pop-up” – Surely the most abused buzz-phrase this year after “heritage”, a flash sale at Dorothy Perkins is now billed as “a pop-up event” in a desperate attempt by the high street chain to stir up interest.
The House of Holland “Boner” T-shirt – Scary for all the wrong reasons. £50 from www.houseofholland.co.uk
Nicola Formichetti – Now reckons that you can buy style. Remember: This is the man who makes Gaga look uncomfortable in couture and brought cycling shorts back. (Pictured here with co-creative, Sebastien Peigne)
Kate Middleton – Yes. Her again. The UK’s most naturally beautiful woman, allegedly – if you can call someone who spends £30,000 on products and treatments “naturally” beautiful. Even more preposterously, the Duchess of Cambridge saw off competition from the perma-tanned extension-wearing Cheryl Cole, and her own sister, a woman whose backside is more famous than her face and uses it to sell her dull ideas of party fayre.
Weekly Barometer compiled by Lee Clatworthy (@TeamChutzpah) and @Katiechutzpah