Posts tagged ‘The Telegraph’

January 29, 2013

Men in Black Tie

Daniel-Craig-James-Bond

The Telegraph’s etiquette writer seemed to need his smelling salts as award season has started and apparently this means many of the established dress code rules are broken by the new-monied actor class.  I’m paraphrasing but that’s the gist of the article.  I think it’s great to know how to dress properly and correctly for certain events, however, I think it’s equally important to know when to relax and have some fun with a dress code.  After all, they’re actors, they’re meant to be creative.

Men should know how to tie a bow tie, I’m with him on that point wholeheartedly.  If you want to know more about dressing for black tie events, you can read the article here.  However, in the mean time I thought this was a great excuse to put images of dishy actors up for us to comment and also some images of black tie major no no’s.  If you’re in the need of black tie guidance in an emergency situation (I have no idea what I mean by that) but if in doubt, stick on any James Bond movie and you will not go wrong.

bradley cooper

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October 16, 2012

Mirror, Signal, Mascara

A disturbing statistic was put out on the radio this morning that half a million British road accidents are caused by women putting on make-up whilst driving!!!!

A poll produced in 2009 by The Telegraph found that 27% of the women questioned applied their entire make-up whilst driving whereas a fifth touched it up.

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March 15, 2012

Tea for Two

Afternoon tea is an institution and a real indulgence to be shared with girlfriends or cousins with a generous helping of gossip and scandal for entertainment.  As The Telegraph recommended London’s best afternoon teas, I will go a little further afield with my recommendations all genuinely tried and tested by me…burp!

Pret-a-Portea at The Berkeley, London is wonderful, it’s almost painful biting into the latest fashion-inspired fancies served on Paul Smith china, £37.50 per person with champagne tea starting from £47.50 per person.

Another London tea treat that is kinder on the purse

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July 8, 2011

Another Day, Another War

I don’t profess to know more than the real basics about this topic but why are the Euro zone countries declaring war on ratings agencies?  Just because they cannot manipulate private companies to do what they dictate, the Euro countries have decided to ‘clamp down’ on ratings agencies as some of them declared Greece to be in default in all but name and that Portugal’s bonds are like junk.

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June 20, 2011

Goodbye Greys!

Stress, wrinkles, enjoying coffee and cornflakes without sugar – all signs of old age. At least now, however, we will enjoy one up over the ticking clock by not getting grey hair.  

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May 30, 2011

Rob Lowe, Book Nerd

Maturing nicely like a bottle of red or a yummy cheese, Rob Lowe is still as dishy as in his Brat Pack days.  So glamorously over-the-top, he flew in by helicopter to be interviewed by the lucky Mariella Frostup (whose voice I love) at this year’s Hay Festival

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May 17, 2011

Persuasion, Not Jane Austen’s

At the beginning of this week, MPs were calling to criminalise forced marriages.  The Government has a “forced marriage unit” which handles around 300 cases a year but The Telegraph has reported that the figure could be as high as 8,000 a year.

What a difficult issue to deal with – if you are a young person and your family is able to bully you into a forced marriage, then you are also less likely to be a person confident enough to report it to anyone. 

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April 28, 2011

Talk To My Face

A Telegraph journalist drew attention to a Labour MP’s cleavage yesterday by putting it in her post and asking who the MP was.

No longer in the Lost & Found box,

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