March 2010

New! Gucci by Gucci SPORT pour Homme.

March 31, 2010

When I was sent my first menswear fragrance to review, I thought, hello…but I’m a woman! The fact that it said ‘Gucci’ in swaggering silver retro lettering somewhat swayed me. I’m like that. Easily swayed. It’s not so easy to tempt and cajole me with newbie fragrances though. Regular readers of this blog will know […]

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Porcelain vamps

March 29, 2010

It may come as a shock to some people out there but there are some vintage types of the pale and interesting variety, at best screen goddesses and at worst, throwback goths, who do not greet the first rays of an expected scorcher of a Summer with delight. It throws us into blind panic. How […]

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Frock Me! I’m a vintage queen.

March 29, 2010

I still bear the mark of ‘Frock Me!’ Vintage Fair (held at Chelsea Town Hall in the King’s Road) in the mark of a hand stamp that is proving hellishly difficult to remove. As a vintage fanatic and avid collector, I never miss the opportunity of wandering around countless vintage clothing stalls with cornucopious goodies […]

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Sshh! Don’t tell everyone about Apartment C

March 28, 2010

In this sprawling metropolis, it’s becoming more and more difficult to establish real finds…you know, the type of place you just know all your friends will love but you’re a bit selfish to tell everyone about it as it’s your special place? This can range from the best (undiscovered) vintage stores, designer exchanges, new louche […]

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Renaissance luxury, British design – Quentin Mackay & Safor

March 27, 2010

I’m like most women. I won’t ever pass up the opportunity of a new bag or killer heels and the more exclusive and expensive the better. Unfortunately, these extravagant purchases rest mostly in my imagination and the forthcoming expected tax rebate is far more likely to be spent on my mortgage payment rather than the […]

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Plain jauntiness in M&S’s new Spring ad.

March 26, 2010

I admit it. They had me when they used one of my fave tracks of all time. As Cheryl Lynn’s ‘To Be Real’ opening trumpet blast screamed its way onto the screen, I knew they’d taken a step in the right direction. How clever of M&S to use use a ’90s disco classic so beloved […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

March 25, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Dolce & Gabbana’s lipsticks The best solid colours ever. So vintage, so fabulous, so now. And moisture laden, too. Peter the Duck winning the K Factor (Harry Hill’s TV Burp)He’s been my favourite on Harry […]

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Maison Moschino – Not Cheap but Chic

March 22, 2010

It may have been the setting for a rather crowded recent fashion show (Moschino’s Cheap and Chic A/W ’10 collection) but the former railway station now boutique hotel in Milan is a quirky establishment that perfectly encapsulates the late Franco Moschino’s humorous, lively approach to whimsical fashion. Perfectly in keeping with the current zeitgeist, the […]

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The Cork Street Art Crawl – Barry Flanagan and others

March 21, 2010

The end of last week saw me partake of one of my favourite mid week activities – gallery hopping in the environs of Mayfair. The recollection seems hazy now as, accompanied by a fellow art and wine lover, we bumped into old Soho art cronies through the refined streets of W1 and the not so […]

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Ports 1961 – Global gorgeousness

March 20, 2010

For a Canadian/New York hybrid label, Ports 1961 cocks a snoop at clean American sportswear and instead stands alone as a sophisticated education on how to combine design, function and texture and leave the modern woman wanting more. And they do. Clients already include Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller and Debra Messing. Since it’s re-launch in […]

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