Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on August 19, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.


Emma Hardie Rejuvenating Night Cream Luscious, rich dollops of soft white cream soothes and enrichens dry skin. It comes in a huge 100ml pot. Feel it sink in and get to work. Just brilliant. £56 from selected Space.NK stores from September. Find out more about Emma Hardie at

The final send off billboards for Big Brother Brilliantly styled and marketed. It’s getting us all nostalgic with a lump in the throat for the loss of the great BBs. Still one of the best and most insightful TV series ever. NB. I didn’t even watch it this season.

That the real Supermodels are still Super Lauren Hutton on the cover of LOVE mag, 40 year old Kirsten Owen and Stella Tennant in the new Ferragamo campaign (shot by Bruce Weber) and my fave ever, Big Linda E, rocking it in the Talbots ad. She deserves much better but still does great face.

Coco Mademoiselle Foaming Shower Gel (£30) Indulge yourself with Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. Makes getting ready for a night out more special. Available from 24th September alongside velvet body oil and moisturising body lotion. Oh lala. The complete Coco Mademoiselle experience.

Drew Barrymore’s off-duty military look. Brutally hot.


The slew of Summer Festival theme type ads. Coke, Activia, various phone companies. Nearly all featuring tuftily bearded badly dressed men for authenticity. Stop it.

Stores that pump fragrances into the air to make you shop Have you recently walked by the big new emporium, The Sting, at Piccadilly Circus? I have and I almost gagged. Normal people can just about cope but if you have a heightened sense of smell this is almost unbearable. Imagine a Lush store and times it by ten. Overwhelming to the nth.

Winter White Difficult at the best of times. With talk of a double dip recession increasing, can anybody actually afford to work it?


Re Phil’s descent into crack hell in Eastenders Deeply unattractive/uninteresting. Delete as applicable

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Bella Queen August 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Loving the Chanel showergel, just pure luxury. I’ve seen the BB poster around and even though I don’t follow, I am thinking, its kind of like the end of an era. How will we ever see the likes of Nikki or Chantel (?) on TV again?

Re Eastenders, I am a fan and feel very sorry for Peggy 🙁


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