November 2012

"Valentino: Master of Couture" at Somerset House

November 30, 2012

I say without doubt that it’s one of the best costume exhibitions I’ve ever seen. Valentino Garavani has been influencing droves of hyper chic women with his unmistakable trademark glamour for decades. His very Valentino red and his ability to create flounce with restraint makes him the choice for the lady who has ‘made-it’. “Valentino:Master of […]

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Scream’s forthcoming Greg Miller ‘Four Corners’ exhibition

November 28, 2012

One of my favourite galleries, Scream, this week present an exhibition of new mixed media paintings by American artist Greg Miller. Miller’s abstracted backgrounds of drips, patterns, and phrases and the peeling back of layers aim to depict the impermanence of the things that surround us. His large-scale paintings and installations aim to make the most fleeting […]

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Introducing William Wilde

November 27, 2012

I’d never heard of William Wilde before I had these images drop through my email box. They are quite impressive from a barely unknown designer and well done to the PR for the hype and direction. Seems that William has a fetish for working latex and rubber. Now, unless you’re Daphne Guinness, a lot of […]

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This Week….

November 26, 2012

This Week’ captures a snapshop of a week’s happenings in the life of Katie’s alter ego, Karen. A lot can happen in London. ‘This Week’ I trailed around press days in wet cold gale force winds, argued with TV Licensing and attended a few parties, natch. Trailing around press daysIt’s a necessary part of the role, […]

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Nails Inc Spring/Summer’13 preview

November 26, 2012

One of the most innovative leading brands on the market, Nails Inc, last week launched some fabulous new additions in terms of colour and texture to their range for S/S’13, with some newness launching December just in time for Christmas. The Nails Inc team gave manicures and personally took each attendee around the new launches […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

November 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 Farfetch Unwrap Christmas – Not content with teaming up with artist and DJ Margot Bowman, photographer Melinda Gibson, and set designer and illustrator Gary Card for their Unwrap Christmas festive gift-wrap project, Farfetch will also be showcasing […]

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Jo Malone launches Sugar & Spice for Spring’13

November 25, 2012

Last week saw fragrance house, Jo Malone, launch the latest in their perfume groupings for Spring 2013. Jo Malone’s creative team worked with master perfumer, Christine Nagel, to capture the best of British puddings and work them into fragrances. The aim was not to be too cloying or youth-tinged sweet but for each to have […]

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Tod’s ‘Vendages on Bond’ cocktail party

November 25, 2012

Thursday night before heading to Modus PR’s 25th anniversary party, I strolled by Bond Street on an evening that celebrated ‘Vendages on Bond’.  This new event saw over thirty Bond Street retailers including Burberry, Mulberry, Rolex, Piaget and of course, Tod’s, team up with world’s best wine and champagne houses including Petit Cheval, Louis Roederer […]

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H20+ skincare arrives in the UK exclusively at M&S

November 25, 2012

American brand H20+ is the latest to hit Britain and is sure to make a splash – fitting as its formulated with marine nutrients, botanicals and plant extracts which harness the restorative power of the sea. Currently exclusively available at M&S and, according to the in-house team, is doing very well, H20+ is not only […]

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Super Trash launch their first London store in South Molton St.

November 23, 2012

After a hideous day traipsing around town in the gale force wind and driving rain attending various press days (yes, I am a hardy soul who thinks the kind PRs deserve you turning up if you’ve said you would), on Wednesday evening I headed towards the store launch party of hip new brand to hit […]

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