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St Pancras Grand Rosé Challenge

Visit the award-winning St Pancras over the May bank holiday weekend for a Rosé Challenge. The St Pancras Champagne Bar and Restaurant will be serving four Rosé and four complementary canapés and the challenge is to match the Rosé with the canapé. Try two light...

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Couture Council 2009

Dries Van Noten is the fashionista’s subject of honour at the Couture Council’s Artistry of Fashion annual lunch this year, placing the designer up in the ranks of Isabel Toledo, Alber Elbaz and Ralph Rucci. The Belgian designer will not however be publicly revelling in his...

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Selfridges celebrates 100 years in 109 styles

Selfridges is celebrating its 100th year by collaborating with the world’s most influential designers and iconic brands to produce sought-after products in Selfridges’ iconic 109 pantone. The limited edition ranges will be available exclusively from all Selfridges’ stores from May...

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Campbell hits the headlines again

There is no doubting Naomi Campbell’s humanitarian efforts on the charity front. Always heavily involved in high-profile events, her projects have included Fashion Relief, the South African branch of Live Earth, Nelson Mandela’s charity 46664 – she calls him...

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Openings & Launches

A Dorchester Summer

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is embracing the lead up to the summer months by launching some fresh and exciting initiatives. A new Ladies Lunch will celebrate the start of hazy, sunny days and the summer season of 2009. The lunch offers a set menu including a flute of Alain Ducasse Champagne...

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A book for the beach

Former Senior Editor at Harpers threw a soiree at The Langham for the launch of her book A Partial Indulgence last night. Snow Queen vodka cocktails were flowing as was the conversation which was buzzing between guests all evening. The curly-haired writer told The Handbook it was important to take...

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Fred&Ginger

Glamourous lingerie company Fred&Ginger has announced the arrival of their online bridal boutique, providing brides-to-be with a sumptuous array of antique ivory intimate apparel for their big day. The collection, designed by Victoria Holt, draws on the glamour and sophistication of the...

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Model clothes horse

No surprises to learn that horsey royal Zara Phillips has decided to team up with outdoor label Musto by becoming the face of their brand. Princess Anne’s daughter said ‘I wear Musto clothes all the time and have done for years, so to agree a formal partnership is fantastic.’ She...

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Lynn Barber on the telly

Delightful news for fans of gritty writer and notorious meanie Lynn Barber. She is launching her memoirs this summer under the virtuous title An Education. Presumably this must mean she has learnt some useful life lessons along the way (but hopefully not too many(!)) which she has penned following...

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M&S tries out Zandra

And so it appears that M&S has hauled in yet another top name into the fray. The unconventional Zandra Rhodes is the latest designer to create a capsule collection for the high street store that will launch on May 7. She said: ‘I am thrilled to see my prints and their beautiful clothes...

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