March 2013

Last Week – Marc Jacobs Diet Coke & Patrick Hellman

March 20, 2013

‘This Week’  or more latterly, ‘Last Week’ captures a snapshop of a week’s happenings in the life of Katie’s alter ego, Karen. A lot can happen in London. You just have to brave it.Last week was something of a watershed for me. I had only ventured out to one event in the the week before […]

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Nicholas Kirkwood A/W’13 – Fancy Footwork

March 20, 2013

Something strange has happened in men’s fashion over the last few seasons. Invariably as much, if not more, attention is being paid to what’s happening below the ankle as above it. Men’s footwear has moved on up. It has become artisan, directional, and covetable. As much copy is spent analysing Raf’s latest footwear as the […]

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Jo Malone’s Ltd Edition Red Roses for Charlotte’s Corner, Selfridges

March 19, 2013

Jo Malone has certainly upped its ante in the last couple of years. With new looks by in-house creative director, James Gager, working regularly with perfumers like Christine Nagel as well as launching innovative and quirky, typically English new releases like wild bluebell,  blackberry & bay, earl grey & cucumber and the sugar and spice […]

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Topman Lux Collection – The Duke Spirit

March 19, 2013

Remember those starkly-lit photos of David Bowie’s Thin White Duke phase? Slicked-back hair and monochrome evening dress, cigarette hanging nonchalantly from an equally dispassionate scowl? Well the Thin White Duke is now reborn in Topman’s new Lux collection, a range of sleek evening wear, knits, outerwear, and accessories which shares The Duke’s lithe, aristocratic aesthetic. […]

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The Dior Retrospective – Harrods 4th Floor

March 18, 2013

It’s a must see for anyone interested in the house of Dior or in fashion in general. I’m speaking about the Diorifcation of Harrods that currently happening until 14th April 2013. Windows featuring Raf Simons gowns, multitudes of fragrance and a delightful toytown London scene with London buses and taxis with Dior shoes and bags […]

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YSL launch Babydoll make-up range

March 17, 2013

As ever in London, Thursday nights tend to be the nights when everything decent happens. Why wait for the weekend with the fashion, beauty and media crowd? Last Thursday was no different as a select group of bloggers gathered at the audacious, beautifully baroque Grill Room at the newly refurbished Cafe Royal. Everything was in the […]

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Am I a Pefume Jonah?

March 16, 2013

I’ve decided to come clean with some reluctance. At the risk of being struck from heavenly PRs’ perfume writer lists everywhere, I may be a bit of a Jonah. It appears that as soon as I take a perfume to my heart and soul…make it my own, you know, breathe with it and use it […]

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OPI asks Which Witch Are You?

March 14, 2013

Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ is already having rave reviews for its cast’s performances as well as the magical narrative, especially good reports coming from the larger than life 3D screenings. To celebrate the launch of the newly interpreted ‘Wizard of Oz’ masterpiece, the creatives at OPI (the beauty stalwart’s favourite nail brand) […]

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Floris release Bergamot & Geranium For Home range

March 13, 2013

Floris sums up everything that’s traditional, British, classy and still in vogue.  It’s not one of these brands who tries to radically re-alter its look nor does in cling to the cobwebs of its past. It does continue to sell favourites like Stephanotis and Rose Geranium (a personal favourite of mine) as well as update […]

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Dior take over Harrods’ windows and 4th Floor.

March 13, 2013

The world and vision of Dior is coming to Harrods. Combining British cheek with Gallic chic, Dior will be taking over Harrods’ famous stretch of windows in Brompton Road, unveiling an elaborate universe that includes a pop up store and relaying the brand’s illustrious presence in Britain. Combining the best of British with Dior’s inimitable […]

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