October 2010

So it’s Halloween…

October 31, 2010

So it’s Halloween…the derivative from my native Scottish, All Hallows Even.   We’re good at spooky things in Scotland.  We’re all Macbeth and Burns’ Tam O’Shanter and humongous castles in the middle of nowhere and eerie grey light and just general dourness.  Unless, off course you involve ‘the drink’ and then, for us, the party begins and […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 29, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.LOVING ‘Later with Jools Holland’ (BBC2)  Always a brilliant mix of artists that always introduces me to someone new.  Love it as much as I did ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’.  Now, if only *that* would come […]

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SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS launches the Jawaher Collection

October 28, 2010

Last week I attended an event hosted by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that was so gobsmackingly and surprisingly awesome and different that I felt it deserved a column. An amassing crowd of journos, photographers and hangers-on waited in line to be let into what looked like an in-store event and then were ushered upstairs to the most […]

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The Outer Limits – A LFW review

October 25, 2010

Fashion embraces outsiders.  However, in an industry that mockingly refers to shoes that aren’t high enough as “selling heels” and where eyelids remain unbatted at a navy taffeta cloak with a 12ft train worn to a funeral, there are still some designers stubbornly carving their own path through the fashion landscape. Over last month’s London […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 23, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Les Tentations de Chanel Christmas Collection   Just adore the tweed effect blush duo.  This looks like a gorgeous strip of glistening pink, gold and red Chanel tweed which gives the most delicate fuchsia pink, sheeny, […]

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Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk – A review

October 19, 2010

During London Fashion Week, I came across a much lauded name from my PR past:  Iain R Webb.  Iain’s new book, ‘Postcards From The Edge of the Catwalk’ (ACC Editions) was promoted on the walls of the press tent.  Myriad coloured postcards featuring Steven Linnard, Boy George, David Holah, Stephen Jones, Isabella Blow and Hilary Alexander as well as various designers, […]

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Third season +J Collection launches at Uniqlo.

October 18, 2010

There are always a few highly anticipated high street launches each year and none more so than that of +J, the collection designed by Jil Sander for high street staples store, Uniqlo. Uniqlo’s one of those brands that fashion people love as they can always pick up the best basics and the most trend ahead […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

October 15, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’  Super Sunday TV.  This baudy British Edwardian ‘What the Butler Saw’ drama has us hooked.  Julian Fellows has the most brilliant drama style.  Hats off to anyone who can write lines like ‘Eager […]

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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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Romano Ricci of ‘Juliette Has A Gun’ launches ‘Not A Perfume’.

October 11, 2010

There’s a real old fashioned charm about Romano Ricci.  The cool fedora tops off his hip French style, the laid back approach, the charm, the wit, the humour and the nonchalance.  This is a man who knows women and boy can he use it.  Layer on top of this, his passion and dedication to building an unconventional […]

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