Guerlain’s Rose Nacree du Desert

December 15, 2012

It was only at a recent Guerlain afternoon tea with Thierry Wasser, Guerain’s head perfumer, that I smelled the beauty of this perfume. And I do mean beauty. Like a handsome chap with swagger clutching two dozen deep red roses, this bowled me over from the first hello. I had, of course, known of the […]

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This Week

December 11, 2012

This Week’ captures a snapshop of a week’s happenings in the life of Katie’s alter ego, Karen. A lot can happen in London. ‘This Week’  (which is sort of last week, if you see what I mean – check the date), I galleried it at Scream and Somerset House, had tea at The Connaught with […]

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Guerlain’s Autumn Collection 2012

July 31, 2012

Hot on the heels of the fabulous new ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ perfume release, Guerlain are releasing their new Autumn/Winter make-up palette, all ’80s dark kudos, sophistication and intrigue. Created by creative director, Olivier Echaudemaison, Natalia Vodianova (looking everso like Linda Evangelista) is made up in rich tonal reds and pinks focusing on their two […]

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Guerlain launches ‘La Petite Robe Noire’

June 19, 2012

When the very epitome of sophistication in perfume houses launches a new fragrance (and I mean an actual bona fide new fragrance not some re-worked flanker) it’s big news indeed. Step forward Guerlain with its luxury glam flagship boutique at 68 Champs Elysees re-worked by Andree Putmann to resemble the inside of a glittering, curvaceous, enigmatic […]

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Guerlain releases Limited Edition Muguet

April 30, 2012

Guerlain is an eponymous house basing its scents and new releases on tradition and none more so that the latest limited edition release (available exclusively at Harrods from 1st May). Muguet, a reworked perfume that is steeped in floral wondrousness and billows at you, enveloping the wearer in gallons of intense lily and purple tinged, […]

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Roland Mouret launches online exclusive dresses

January 20, 2012

Sometimes, just sometimes, I’m sent information on collections or pieces that I REALLY HAVE TO OWN. This is one of them. The master of the smooth line, sculptured dress, Roland Mouret, announces an exclusive three-piece preview of the Roland Mouret S/S’12 collection in a limited edition colourway available only at The three limited edition signature draped […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

January 15, 2012

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”. LOVING Givenchy Pre-Fall – Riccardo Tisci comes over all equestrian and a million women headed by Katie scream “I NEED THOSE BOOTS NOW!” Sorry ladies, back of the queue. Moschino Cheap & Chic and Belstaff – Both added […]

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Dolce and Gabbana’s Rich Jewel like palette for Autumn ’11

October 2, 2011

So, in this unprecedented heatwave that we’re having in the UK in October with two days already at 29 and 30 degrees respectively, my thoughts (unnaturally) turn to Autumn make-up. I should pre-warn all readers and I make no apologies, hailing from ‘up North’ and being blue/white in skin tone, my preference is for Wintery […]

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Jade Jagger: Guerlain’s Shalimar and Notting Hill Carnival

August 28, 2010

Jade Jagger’s been a busy bee of late. The archetypal being of hip ‘rock & royalty’ has two projects on the go at the moment. The first is a prestigious project where Ms Jagger is redesigning the classic Guerlain Shalimar fragrance bottle for a new edition of the fragrance as follows: SHALIMAR EXCEPTIONAL EDITION Two […]

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Pucker Up. It’s Red Lipstick Day at Harrods

May 22, 2010

Follow my blog with bloglovin My mother calls red lipstick her red badge of courage. Before giving birth to each of her five children, glamorous and steadfast to the last she insisted on smearing ‘her red badge of courage’ on her lips so she could be suitably attired. The love of bright red lipstick is […]

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