Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on September 10, 2010

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


New Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. On my trail of finding the perfect hair products to calm unruly tresses, I have found this gem.  This Argan oil infused blend of loveliness gently cleanses, protects and improves hair’s condition and repairs color-treated, highlighted or damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny and full of body.  And, it’s free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens and is not tested on animals.  This is trendy indie brand du jour.  Try it out.  Shampoo is £15.85 and conditioner is £16.55.

Lily Allen’s ‘Lucy In Disguise’ vintage shop at Selfridges Wow! Lily actually has pulled it off. The most amazing collection of choice vintage pieces (at a hefty price, though). This is bound to attract wealthy Selfridges shoppers who don’t want the hassle of the vintage trail and designers and buyers looking for ‘inspiration’. Truly beautiful pieces. Almost as good as my own collection.

Greece’s vigilante shoppers The economic situation is Greece is bad, man. Canny shoppers have reacted by organising themselves into groups, taking over grocery stores and demanding a reduction in prices at the till, bartering with the owners until they give in. It’s working. Please let it catch on here. *wanders into Prada and points at shoes* “I’ll give you a fiver for those…”


Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex Another fabulous product from the masters of beauty. Hyrdates and refreshes eyes, helping peepers look smoother and healthier. Party girls need all the help they can get. (£35 from all Estee Lauder counters)

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out One of the best night’s of the year so far. Reinvigorates interest and energy in the industry for new season launch. Great idea and just brilliant to see so many people having fun with fashion. That’s why we love Vogue (apart from the Cheryl October cover, natch).

The worst outfit shop in the World. Here. In London. My reprobate friend and I have vowed to go in and dress up just like in ‘The Sweetest Thing’. Here, take a look. It’d be cruel to reveal where it is. Top marks to the owner. I love variety in fashion.

YSL’s new single Ombres Solos eye shadows Little slivers of gold with high pigmented single colour shadows inside. 12 intense, radiant colours divided in 3 major colour statements to create a multitude of combinations and styles: Smoky sexy, Fleshy naturals, Technicolor fantasies. (£19.50 each).


Peggy’s garbled screaming in the Eastenders fire We’ve seen the last of her wig outs for sure.

Builders opposite my flat (5 flights up) playing tinny Supertramp and soft rock. This means that a) I have to actually get dressed and b) have to listen to bad music. I think I may blast Stevie Nicks or Joni back at them. (Actually, scratch that. They’re now playing the Doobie Bros. They may continue. As you were).

Fashion PR snobs. Some agencies are just saying ‘no’ to fashion bloggers at LFW shows. I’m certain that the fashion establishment will breathe a sigh of relief but don’t they know, some of us actually have higher circulations that titles, are read by niche ‘in the know’ types and also may actually know what we’re talking about? Some are, dare I say it, even real freelance journos. Do your homework PRs. Read the content. This dismissive snobbish attitude is outmoded and should be killed off like a bad Hollyoaks character.


If Nadine’s ‘Insatiable’ Love, your gonna have to try a lot harder than this if you want a piece of the Cheryl action.

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Cherie City September 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Moroccanoil sounds fab! I’m loving Ojon at the mo, but always on the hunt for amazing hair products. London water just kills my hair.

Yes, it’s disappointing that some PRs still don’t understand social media. Worse than a rejection is just not replying. At least you know where you stand and they take the trouble to acknowledge you and are polite.

Nadine should give it up really and beg for forgiveness from girls aloud.

That is all.


RedlegsinSoho September 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

What was Babs on? And Londoners are tough nuts, I’ve seen them respond to fires, they certainly don’t have hysterics. Pfah!
As for PR’s, one well place blog does wonders, do they not realise that, if not why do they have the job? Meh!


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