Tom Ford

Givenchy’s Cuir Blanc

March 29, 2015

Boom! I knew it had arrived with its sweet bowl-you-over waft of loveliness seeping through the packaging.  Cuir Blanc is a sparkling, addictive line of white narcotic joy wrapped in expensive new handbag leather. It’s white pepper on white musk on white leather layers all add a little bit of difference. Pristine and elegance personified. […]

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Tom Ford A/W’15 – Wild, Wild West Coast

February 22, 2015

  Despite being the first official day of London Fashion Week, shrewd showman Tom Ford was always going to pull the rug out from underneath one of the world’s greatest fashion showcases by swerving the overall meh-ness of New York and targeting his primary customer in its natural habitat – Los Angeles two days before […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

January 30, 2015

  A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go theres’.” LOVING ‘Yves Saint Laurent:  Style is Eternal’ – Great fashion exhibits do take place outside London SHOCKA!  The Bowes Museum, in partnership with Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, hosts the UK’s first full retrospective for […]

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Jo Malone’s ‘Rock The Ages’ – Clever Conception with a Couple of Surprise Kicks

January 25, 2015

It’s been considerably trying this past year with (personal) tumultuous changes that have engulfed and even, sometimes, swamped. And now, at the start of this brave new year, January’s taking FOREVER to leave us.  I mean…is it STILL January?  Being in exile* North of the Wall doesn’t help either with its relentless sub zero temperatures. […]

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Oud Fleur Enters with a Flourish in Tom Ford’s Private Blend Oud Collection

November 9, 2013

Mr Ford’s more than proven that he can do an addictive and best-selling perfume. He has a weighty selection already, all with their unmistakeable sophisti-Ford generic look that’s true to brand and an air of superiority in style and ingredients. It’s true to say that if you like one particular Tom Ford perfume, you’re bound […]

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Julien MacDonald’s Planet Glitter Glamazons for S/S’14

September 18, 2013

There’s something deeply appealing and unpretentious about Julien Macdonald despite all the showy, glitzy ‘look at me-ness’ of it all. Julien’s a good humoured chap. You only have to see his infectious personality on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ to see that. What other designer so feted for his dazzling, swooping, oft Swarovski crystalled gowns would poke […]

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Tom Ford Beauty Autumn’13 Colour Collection

August 26, 2013

It is no secret that Tom Ford loves ‘70s  sensual glamour – the hedonism, the big hair, the sleek sexiness of body-contouring fluid jerseys & sequins and the whole late ‘70s iconic Studio 54 party-to-excess vibe. So, it’s not really surprising that Mr Ford continues to wow us with a new beauty colour palette that […]

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Tom Ford releases London – A Tribute Fragrance to his New Store

August 7, 2013

When I saw that Mr Ford was releasing a fragrance named London to celebrate his new Sloane Street 8,000 sq ft emporium of Fordness, I imagined how it would smell. Would it smell of (as my witty friend said) “Kate Moss falling out of Groucho club, Soho on a wet night, broken dreams and illicit […]

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Tom Ford’s Taste of the Orient.

June 23, 2013

It appears that Mr Ford never stops. With 38 fragrances to his name since 2005, Ford has now just released another group of fragrances as part of the Private Blend range which already boasts deep heady scents such as Black Orchid, Oud Wood and Jasmin Rouge. It appears to be a changing group, with some […]

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Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir – Full of Eastern Promise

May 19, 2013

Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir glistens with possibilities.  From it’s gilt ribbed box to it’s coruscating, all gold, finely fluted bottle that fits neatly in the palm of your hand with its Tom Ford gold plaque of excellence, this speaks of superiority and slickness. It’s a fragrance dressed up to impress – full of Eastern promise.  […]

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