Posts tagged ‘Selfridges’

September 23, 2013

Lady in Red

giorgio armani rouge ecstasy lipstick 25

Is this new lippie by Giorgio Armani to die for or what? Available exclusively at Selfridges it screams sex appeal.  Scared of red?

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July 1, 2013

Only 8 Pairs of Shoes?

ferragamo red patent sandals

Salvatore Ferragamo red patent kitten heels from http://www.selfridges.com

Actress (or actor?) Emma Watson revealed that she only has eight pairs of shoes.  I don’t believe her at all, I don’t know ANY woman in my entire extended circle of friends and family even ten times removed who only have eight pairs of shoes.

Her statement led to the inevitable glut of fashion editors declaring the only eight pairs of shoes that any woman may ever need.  Some of the lists include Geography teacher (aka Jesus) leather sandals and trainers.  I own neither. 

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April 25, 2013

Get The Look

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Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick £21

Beauty trends this Summer include bold lips, 60s flicks and strong brows. Tick, tick and TICK!  These trends are fab for me as I usually wear all three in trend or not.

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March 5, 2013

Yummy Mummy

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Rosie Lee miniature roses spray presented in a Fortnum & Mason fine bone china mug, £45

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Britain.  My mother’s experience of the special Sunday has evolved from breakfast trays of soggy cereal and cold eggs served when my sister and I were little to a rather more tasty and charming affair now that we’re older.  If you’re stuck for ideas here are a few that might help:

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December 22, 2012

Pull Another One

Christmas is a time for spiritual reflection and prayers for peace… Recall and cancel: Christmas means big business and high expectations to please and be pleased.

jo malone christmas cracker the chatterjis

If you have run out of time or ideas, I’ve picked some designer Christmas crackers might be something to throw money at.  Instead of a naff joke and a teeny deck of playing cards suitable only for the Sylvanian Family

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December 6, 2012

Y Fronts Go To The Back

D.Hedral

OMG this guy is tickling my senses in the way that the Athena posters of the 1980s used to!  Before any of you point out…I KNOW he is probably gay this doesn’t mean we can’t admire a fine specimen of a man and enjoy his handsomeness.

I haven’t told you what he is selling yet but as you guessed, a new ‘innovative’ underwear brand

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November 26, 2012

Shoely Scrumptious

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October 13, 2012

Little Black Jacket

A celebration of the Chanel little black jacket is currently on at the beautiful Saatchi Gallery in London.  Karl Lagerfeld was at the opening of the exhibition he organised in collaboration with Carine Roitfeld.  The exhibition is on until 28th October and has arrived in London after a world tour including Tokyo and New York.

The iconic jacket is an original Chanel design but is has stood the test of time and still has an irresistable charm. 

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September 26, 2012

Pink is India’s Navy Blue

So said fashion icon, Diana Vreeland and how right she was!  Whilst there was plenty navy blue in the recent fashion weeks showcasing next season’s Spring/Summer collections we will soon see if there is just as much pink in India’s fashion presentation.

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 will take place in Delhi from 6 – 10 October 2012.  The venue is

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July 25, 2012

King Karl

Fashion royalty, Karl Lagerfeld opened a pop-up shop in Selfridges Oxford Street this week for his own brand.  If you have never seen it, I wholeheartedly recommend Lagerfeld Confidential, the documentary (now on DVD) about the life of fashion’s most confident and mischievous designer.

As you may know Karl is the head of

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April 10, 2012

Roti Chai

Roti Chai in Portman Mews, next to Selfridges, brings street food of India to London.

 

The canteen style restaurant with a fine dining area downstairs, has carefully selected dishes from around India such as papdi chat, dhokla and bun kebabs.

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February 15, 2012

Conceptual Art: A Load of Rubbish

A new exhibition opened at the Barbican in London today by Chinese conceptual artist, Song Dong.  The art is a collection of around 10,000 household items collected over five decades by Dong’s mother and it took two containers to ship to London.  I don’t know where to begin with how insane I think this art is.

The mother claims that she kept hoarding things that reminded her of her dead husband.  Ok.  She didn’t want to throw them out as it made her feel close to him. Alright.  So 16 umbrellas, countless plastic tubs and so on remind you of your husband.  Sentimentality is one thing but is this collection of generic plastic bric-a-brac that you can find in a charity shop or car boot sale worthy of an art exhibition?

This kind of contemporary art makes me quite cross as I find it pathetic.  Song Dong’s previous work includes a mildly interesting biscuit display in Selfridges:

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January 9, 2012

Beauty Drink

Just for you my dear Chatterboxes and of course for my skin, for two weeks and every day without fail I have been drinking a sachet of Shahnaz Herbals Beauty Drink and am ready with my review:

It’s great but

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April 21, 2011

Bare Necessities

One of our lovely Chatterboxes recently commented that she wears green eyeshadow so I thought I would recommend some for you to play with.  First up is Envy by Bare Minerals (available in Selfridges etc):

All natural ingredients,

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April 12, 2011

Covet Corals

Turn up the volume with these amazing corals I am recommending for lips and nails:

Tom Ford’s True Coral lipstick is a bold shade but if you dab it on with your fingertip

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