November 2011

Stella McCartney switches on Christmas Lights with Celebs headed by ‘Ab Fab’s’ Eddie Monsoon

November 29, 2011

This evening at Stella McCartney in Bruton Street, London was one of those nights you remember.  A grand evening of fun and friends and revelry.   I debated madly what I should wear and relegated fur to the bin and uploaded cashmere and black as the ‘outfit de jour’ for Stella’s annual switching on of her […]

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Etro launches new flagship store on Old Bond Street

November 29, 2011

Mid last week, I rocked up early to the official launch of the sumptuous new Etro flagship store at the bottom of Old Bond Street. Even on entering the tinge of muted luxury mixed with fine fabrics is unmistakable as wood panelled walls and thick pile carpeting softens the blow of the anticipated credit card […]

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Soho’ites Bare All in Autism Appeal

November 28, 2011

The star studded exhibition, ‘The Sitter not the Artist, part 2′, opens at The Gallery, Soho on Thursday, 1st December. Presented by Bernie Katz (author of ‘Soho Society’) it comprises of a series of nude photographic portraits of women, both celebrities and iconic Soho faces, photographed by Andrea Vecchiato as part of a three year project to raise money and awareness […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

November 27, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING  MeMeMe Cosmetics Sunbeam Illuminator – La Chutzpah has been looking for AGES for a replacement for her sadly discontinued multi purpose Lancome Maquisuperbe highlighter and *this* is a good one. While it may not be […]

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Donna Air hosts ‘lock-in’ shop & drinks at Bastyan’s Pop Up Store in London’s Regent St.

November 25, 2011

I’ve long ‘banged on’ about Tonia Bastyan’s collections and how she really should be more celebrated. Someone was listening as Ms Bastyan’s been allocated a ‘pop-up’ boutique in the north part of Regent Street to showcase her talent and indicate what we’d see if she had her own slew of stores. Spacious and with design thoroughly […]

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Spijkers en Spijkers Immaculately Cut Tailoring for S/S’12

November 24, 2011

Spijkers en Spijkers are an intriguing brand, showing during London Fashion Week season after season yet their eminently wearable dresses and knife-sharp tailoring don’t seem to appeal to British buyers, the only UK stockists listed on their website being a few savvy West London boutiques and Savile Row’s B Store. This is a crime in itself, compounded by the […]

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Fashion Blogger Fashion Foie Gras (Emily Johnston) collaborates with Coach

November 23, 2011

It’s a joy to see one of your fellow bloggers from Handpicked Media get to work on a dream project. And, for the delightful Emily Johnston otherwise known as Fashion Foie Gras, last night’s launch of her specially designed Fashion Foie Gras Coach bag showed just how much she’s  supported within the fashion blogging fraternity […]

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BROWNS LAUNCHES LE CABINET DE CURIOSITES DE THOMAS ERBER

November 23, 2011

Joan Burstein has been collating the best of international design talent for four glorious decades after launching Browns on South Molton Street with her husband in 1970. Renowned for her canny commercial eye, Mrs B. (as she’s fondly known throughout the industry) was an early adopter of Alexander McQueen, and famously featured John Galliano’s graduate […]

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EMELI SANDÉ PERFORMS AT STAR-STUDDED TIFFANY & CO WINTER PARTY

November 22, 2011

Last night, Tiffany & Co kicked off Christmas in London with a star studded Winter Wonderland party at Somerset House and the official lighting of the Tiffany Christmas tree.  Like a scene from a Hollywood movie with lots of guest appearances, the crowd mingled drinking mulled wine, champagne and cocktails while the brave took to […]

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Italian luxury jewellery store Dodo arrives in London

November 21, 2011

Last week saw London’s social and fashion scene gathered  to celebrate the Italian luxury jewellery brand, Dodo’s arrival in London.  Dodo which has specialised in beautiful gold and diamond charms since 1995, has enjoyed success as the little sister brand of Pomellato internationally. To celebrate the launch in the UK, the brand has partnered with Central […]

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