Juliette Has a Gun’s Gentlewoman Has Hidden Depths

November 10, 2015

I’m a tad pre-occupied at the mo by the debonair bandying about of the phrase ‘gent’, ‘true gent’ and ‘gentleman’. A turn of phrase oft used (haphazardly) by young men in their late 20’s and early ‘30s to heap praise on a new and possibly valued acquaintance.  If only these newly termed ‘gents’ lived up […]

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No Sauvage

September 16, 2015

How do you think Johnny Depp smells? I only ask because the mercurial character actor, now in his early Fifties, has a new starring role as the face of Dior’s latest men’s fragrance Sauvage. Mostly known for his Keith Richards-channelling, campy pirate Captain Jack Sparrow it might be Rum, Sodomy, and chewing Tobacco, or a […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

August 16, 2015

LOVING Altuzarra – Joseph Altuzarra’s namesake label has taken on a high-profile PR and is set to conquer the UK with his smart-yet-sexy clothes. Paul Poiret – The storied fashion house, and possibly John Galliano’s greatest inspiration, has taken a further step towards revival after getting snapped up by South Korean conglomerate Shinsegae International. Vaseline […]

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YSL Beauty introduces Wet Look ‘Summer Splash 2015’

May 10, 2015

The first thing that struck me re the new YSL Summer Splash 2015 collection was just how wet and hot Cara’s lips looks. Beyond sexual. Chameleon Cara can either look hard-edged aggressive and edgy or smouldering with a hint of danger and in this new campaign, Delevigne’s wet-look lips and metallic shadowed eyelids say Summer […]

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Shabby Chic – Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2015 campaign

April 15, 2015

New advertising campaigns always sends social media into a tizzy, but waking up to half of Twitter breathlessly claiming the exclusive on the new Gucci pre-fall ‘15 images was, initially amusing, followed swiftly by disappointment. A new campaign under new creative director Alessandro Michele presenting the house’s new direction – except it wasn’t. A reimagining […]

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Atkinsons 1799 – The Smells

August 28, 2013

I wrote very recently about a re-vamped, re-launched brand, Atkinsons 1799 and how this suddenly appeared, pouf!, as if from nowhere. Like any perfume mad person, it’s great to know the history and how the brand has been re-energised and re-visioned but would the new scents live up to the hype? I say new, as […]

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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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YSL release The Oriental Collection

June 20, 2013

When YSL (so glad the beauty arm hasn’t yet morphed to SLP) release a fragrance it’s rather big news. When they release three new premium fragrances inspired by the East then it’s pretty much stellar. It appears that to keep on track with the players such as Tom Ford, Dior and Armani Prive, YSL have […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

June 9, 2013

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING THE AMERICANS (ITV) – What’s not to love about this gripping new series that contrasts normal everyday suburban Americana with undercover Russian KGB agents (The Jennings)  at the height of the ‘80s Reagan administration? Check out the […]

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A Very Lovely Limited Edition – YSL’s Paris Premieres Roses

May 25, 2013

As a bit of a perfume purist, I’m always rather sniffy re flankers. Come Summer, come the new legion of wannabes, like new-borns screeching for attention. A way to market an existing brand and fragrance to an already committed market, the flanker seems to be just that bit too obvious – yelling ‘buy me’ at […]

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