House of Fraser

Murad’s Intensive-C Radiance Peel

August 10, 2013

I was trepidatious about my first glycolic acid peel. The word peel always makes me think of skin being stripped bare and red raw new skin poking through and I had visions of looking like one of The Returned or a Hollywood wife facelift gone bad. I can happily report that the reality did not […]

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Tom Ford’s Jardin Noir Collection – Cafe Rose

February 9, 2013

At the release of Tom Ford new Lip Color Shine midweek, I was reminded of the tight and compact nature of the fairly recently released Jardin Noir collection, all brooding intent and purple labelled lusciousness. The four perfumes in this quartet are polar opposites of one another and could each fit at 90 degree angles […]

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Oroblu shows their A/W’13 collection – And still I prefer Black

February 4, 2013

It was only at a recent catwalk show showcasing premium Italian hosiery brand Oroblu’s A/W’13 to trade and press that I realised I was quite the conservative when it came to tights or even, when I’m being particularly on-the-edge, stockings. The latter often involves grappling around one’s thigh area much of the evening trying to […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

December 12, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING‘Catwalking’ at the King’s Place Gallery – So much a part of LFW that catwalk photographer Chris Moore is recognised by everyone. Dubbed “King of the Catwalk”, Chris celebrates his 43 year old career in fashion by […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

May 7, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.LOVINGTHE IT-BAG BACKLASH – Although some would argue that a £90 Jil Sander shopper is still a long way from The New Austerity? ‘SCARVES’ BY NICKY ALBRECHTSEN and  FOLA SOLANKE – Traces the history of the humble […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

April 1, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING ESTEE LAUDER’S BRONZE GODDESS COLLECTION FOR 2011 – You know Summer’s on the way when Estee Lauder release this delicious collection of High Summer must-haves.  Just loving the limited edition shimmering bronze nail polish and the light […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 21, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Squirrel Appreciation Day (21st Jan)   Every good ad has a squirrel in it.  Every person with a heart likes feeding the little guys.  Did you know a cat raised a baby squirrel and taught it to […]

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Where floristry and fragrance combine: Jane Packer launches five scents.

November 17, 2010

It would seem a match made in heaven.  After all, it’s a natural progression from floristry to fragrance and there is an obvious symbiosis, so why was it so surprising when doyenne of all things elite and floral, Jane Packer, choose to launch fragrance in an attempt to bring pure Packer power to lovers of elite […]

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J Maskrey’s bodacious bling for House of Fraser

November 15, 2010

During September’s London Fashion, Team Chutzpah and I attended the launch of ‘The Dark Summer Nights’ a short fashion film by Jez Tozer (J Maskrey S/S ’11 film) to highlight the beauty and distinctiveness of the J Maskrey collection of bejewelled outfits, body jewellery and accessories for S/S ’11.  Since pioneering skin jewellery in 1999, […]

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‘Plum’ by Mary Greenwell launches at House of Fraser.

October 14, 2010

Make-up artist, Mary Greenwell, like compatriots, Pat McGrath, Val Garland, Kay Montano and Tom Pecheux  is one of the names within the fashion and beauty industry that has inspired awe as long as I can remember. Known in the 1980’s for creating trends such as the ‘rosy faced no make-up look’ first pioneered at Romeo […]

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