Chutzpah’s Barometer

by Katie on July 24, 2015




Nervo featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers ‘The Other Boys’ – Co-writers of David Guetta’s ‘When Love Takes Over’ team up with Kylie, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears and disco don Nile Rodgers on a guaranteed dancefloor smash. Listen HERE

Alexander Wang out at Balenciaga – After prolonged salary negotiations, could the rumours be true? *crosses fingers*

‘Beverly Hills John’ – Godfather of modern counter culture John Waters’ latest exhibition runs at Sprüth Magers London gallery until 15th August,followed by a full retrospective of the director’s career at the BFI in September.


Big Sexy Hair – Yes, we all love a big New York style blow out but we’re also talking the range of products that help create that very look. Current favourites are Full Bloom spray and the Smooth Encounter as we all need more of those. Check out the products HERE.

Lemaire x Uniqlo – Forget #HMABOMINATION former Hermes creative director Christophe Lemaire has collaborated with our favourite high street retailer on the hottest high/low collection for autumn.

Sacai – After an acclaimed collaboration with sportswear giant Nike, Chitose Abe’s breakout label was one of the most impressive collections during the Paris menswear shows.

Thomas Dakin Gin – Manchester, so much to answer for…In a world first for Manchester, a new small batch gin has just been launched. Thomas Dakin Gin is a classic style juniper- led gin, whose namesake created the world’s first quality English gin and founded the world’s oldest gin distillers in 1761. Katie’s thinking of Gibsons already…


The September issues – INCOMING. Where has 2015 gone?


‘Ibiza Shore’ –Set to make ‘Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents’ look like ‘The Waltons’, the White Isle’s officials are already on the warpath, lest the reputation of stag party central sinks lower still.

Prince George’s wardrobe – No, we have no idea why they’re dressing him like a faintly sinister Victorian ghost child either.


New York Fashion Week: Men’s – Navy, navy and more navy. Zzzzzzzzzz…..

Windows 8.1 – Thank the Lord Windows 10 is soon to be launched. Wait? It could be even worse you say? Aaagh!

Designer running shoes We don’t envisage anyone daring to pound the pavements in a pair of £345 Lanvin trainers, especially ones which look like something found on the back wall of Sports Direct.

Windswept hair – An unfortunate side-effect of riding pillion between the London Fashion Week Brewer Street Car Park show space and the presentation space over at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. We predict missed orders, frayed tempers, and traffic bedlam for Spring/Summer 2016. #Justsaying.


Queen Bohemian lager – Brewed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of overwrought operatic boreathon ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Freddie will be spinning in his lavish, velvet-lined casket.


Lucky Blue – The gangly, teenage, yellow-haired twink has become a One Direction-esque global phenomenon – we say send him back to us when he’s can grow facial hair and buy a beer.


Gwendoline Christie for Vivienne Westwood – We love Gwendoline. She’s got all the makings of another red carpet-conquering Tilda, but putting her in trousers for an advertising campaign isn’t going to challenge gender stereotypes. No one has been challenged by women in trousers since the 1920’s, and Kurt Cobain pretty much put the man-in-a-dress thing to bed over 20 years ago. Instead of attempting to drum up some controversy to sell her increasingly dubious collections*, it’s probably time that British fashion’s most over-indulged matriarch found other ways in which to remain relevant.

(* our thoughts)

Chutzpah’s Barometer compiled by Lee Clatworthy (@bombfashion) and @katiechutzpah.

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