Vintage Inspired RIXO Pops Up at Liberty London

April 27, 2018

Despite the array of high street fashion stores and mid-range designer labels, there’s so few that fit the lifestyle and expectations of a 40-50 year old woman with a career. Too faddy, too young, too samey…so it’s brilliant when a new name creeps up that offers beautiful, vintage inspired, quality pieces that are inter-seasonal as […]

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No.12 Lacha by ODIN New York

February 3, 2016

No.12 Lacha by ODIN is as sumptuous and narcotic with a deep masculine thrust as ever a perfume is likely to get. This is the essence of luxury masculinity in fine tailoring, measured and with good taste, kicking back in a Mayfair or St James gentleman’s club – aged Chesterfield Oxblood leather, sandalwood, crackling fires, […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

September 15, 2015

LOVING The Givenchy SS’16 shoe – Tisci showed NYC a piece of Paris class action. Fluid, feminine, muted collection with these sharp beauties on every model foot. Covet. Roksanda – The model-turned-designer celebrates her first decade with a capsule edit of her greatest hits for Harvey Nichols (see pic, right). Momento Fendi Bug watches – […]

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Robert Piguet’s Alameda

February 2, 2014

I make no excuses for being a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Robert Piguet perfumes. This little perfume house has been lovingly built with a close eye on its original heritage and inspiration. A fact that perfumer, Aurelian Guichard, is only too aware of and has taken as his cue, adding to the development of the brand […]

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REN’s V-Cense Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

January 12, 2014

REN’s an addictive brand. Once you’ve tried one of their little vials of miracles, you want to go back and try another…and another. It’s not only that they smell delicious but are efficacious in every way (to quote a very old song). So far, I’ve had my mitts on the Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil  […]

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Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums re-packaged and re-visited with Liberty Print

November 24, 2013

Whilst we await the new reality TV series that focuses on anyone with taste’s favourite dept store (‘Making Liberty’, Channel 4), perfumer Frederic Malle has chosen to honour his 5th year  anniversary with Liberty to use his synaesthesia, to come up with packaging imagery that depicts the mood of a range of his fragrances . […]

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Introducing Noble Isle

October 28, 2013

As Britain gets  a battering from storm St Jude, this noble isle of ours has certainly been through the mill – economic recession, longest coldest Winter, wettest Summer (last year) and now storms. It’s a wonder we’re still clinging to our dry British humour. One little business inspired by the variety of the UK is […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 19, 2013

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING Estee Lauder & Derek Lam – One of New York’s wunderkind designers teams up with the ultimate New York beauty brand for a limited edition Derek Lam collection. The make-up line which launches in January will feature […]

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Aqua Vitae by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

September 8, 2013

I make no bones about my admiration for Francis Kurkdjian. One of the perfume world’s most maverick geniuses with the guts and the wherewithal to do his own thing in the face of huge perfumery empires, and who constantly turns out stellar & distinctive fragrances for designers such as Elie Saab (still a winner) and […]

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The Art of Seduction. Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Intensa Oud for Men.

June 8, 2013

It’s the second time it’s happened this year. I’ve fallen in love…with a man’s fragrance.  The first was the sublimely intoxicating Calligraphy Rose by Aramis that’s twists and turns of deep headiness and rose induced madness beguile any living being in its wake. I know this. I’ve tested it out like like some perfume spraying, […]

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