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I aim to be more organised…

It’s that time again to look forward into the new year and start making reams of exciting plans…but where to write them? The classic diary debate rears its head once more, and the usual suspects are back with a vengeance. Bond Street’s finest and the giant of the stationary world, Smythson, is offering new collections of sumptuous leathers in beautiful jewel-like tones. The Malachite collection is particularly covetable, with its sea-greeny blue crocodile print and a new signature Italian briarwood clasp with gold settings – who knew a pocket diary could look so very exclusive? Amongst the usual office and […]

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A Real Life Saver

  We all know that a strapless push up bra can be a real life saver and that stiletto wedges can mean the difference between mile long legs and truncated pins but as far as saving actual lives, well, that killer dress tends to fall a bit short.  However, OmniPeace, the humanitarian fashion label founded by social entrepreneur Mary Fanaro, is successfully bridging the gap.  25% of all profits go to charities promoting peace, education and human rights and Fanaro hopes to play her part in ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2025. OmniPeace has found celebrity supporters in a […]

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Go Bare

Waking up on Christmas morning to discover Father Christmas has delivered a stocking stuffed with fabulous make-up is any girls dream.  All good girls this year have been hoping for the Bare Minerals range from Bare Escentuals, the new additive free make-up to hit the UK from America.  It is innovative in its composition with no irritants or additives, thus this make up allows all women to ‘go bare’ in the words of the CEO Leslie Blodgett. For those not so good girls, don’t panic!  As not only can you treat yourself to Bare Escentuals in House of Fraser, but […]

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Paradise Boot Camp

You might be more accustomed to drinking your body weight in wine at Kate Moss and Mark Ronson's favourite boozer, however, next month you can work off your Christmas weight gain at the newly introduced Paradise Boot Camp. Every Saturday morning throughout January, popular west London gastropub Paradise will host a series of personal training sessions with leading experts in heath and fitness development. Available to everyone and totally complimentary, patrons will don a sweatband and head to nearby Queens Park for a fun and energetic group workout. As well as saving your pennies by attending these free sessions, every attendee will be […]

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Grab a BIFA the action …

    It’s been a long time coming, but Boxing Day finally sees the release of Sam Taylor Wood’s directional debut, the acclaimed Nowhere Boy biopic about the early Life of John Lennon set in the war torn city of Liverpool, the tussle for his love between  formidable aunt, Mimi, and Julia, the spirited mother who gave him up and the tragedy that was to shape his entire life and career.  The movie has already won plaudits at The British Independent Film Awards when Anne Marie Duff scooped Best Supporting Actress for her role as Julia and also sparked controversy over […]

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Lanvin in La Poste

Just when we thought the French couldn’t get more chic…Lanvin made them stamps. Yes, this coming year, French mail will be adorned with beautifully illustrated, colorful stamps designed by Alber Elbaz himself, in celebration of the fashion house’s 120th birthday. The stamps will go on sale alongside a collection of pencils, paperweights and notebooks embossed with the classic Lanvin mother-and-child emblem, which is also splashed across the glamorous totes on sale at net-a-porter. Three limited edition ceramic hearts will also be on sale, to send a little bit of love to your favourite people through the post. Although only physically […]

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Soap & Glory – Bright Here…

Gorgeous girlie brand Soap & Glory has just launched a new collection of five fabulous skincare items jam packed with hero ingredients and hard working formulations set to see the most hardcore of party animals right through the season – with bells on!  There’s the Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser, a 3-in-1 deep-purifying formula with a natural blend of revitalising aromatic essential oils which cleans, smoothes and melts away makeup; No Clogs Allowed Deep Pore Detox Mask, a self heating, colour changing,  5-minute deep pore detox face mask; You Wont Believe Your Eyes , an amazing tired-eye brightening moisture serum […]

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Sophy Robson

If you ask any girl about town in London where they go to get their nails done nine out of ten will answer Sophy Robson. This is because once discovered it’s impossible to go anywhere else. Situated on the second floor of Fortnum and Mason, Robson has her own salon opposite Fortnum’s Beauty a la Carte. Perfectionist doesn’t even describe half of what Robson’s treatment involves. Combining both chiropody, polish and good conversation, Robson is leading the way in the nails world. Her speciality, the Medi-pedi, begins with the removal of dead skins and rough edges of your feet using […]

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Rococo Nails

Rococo Nails has been around for 15 years and although it has managed to achieve an enthusiastic following from the inside professionals, it has only just started to receive the same accolade from the public.  Finally everyone is beginning to see why Rococo has remained so highly respected in the industry. London based sister duo have incorporated both salon experience and fashion knowledge to produce a nail varnish which is hard wearing, glossy, quick to dry and also solvent free. At last there’s a nail varnish which is good for your nails. Coming in a huge range of bright and […]

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Nick Knight Live

We’ve all been aware of the uber-fashionable SHOWStudio Fashion Revolution exhibition going on down at Somerset House for a while now, alas it just got even better, if you can imagine! Nick Knight is currently shooting 100 of the fashion world’s hottest faces for a feature in i-D magazine, and far from being a secretive insider affair, the whole thing is being streamed online at http://www.showstudio.com/project/fashionrevolution/live/ Some of us dream of getting this sort of backstage access – it takes more than a tenuous link to an assistant, or indeed a cheeky smile and some banter. This is the absolute […]

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Bebaroque at Bordello

Bordello is not only a euphemism for brothel but the home of some of the most interesting hosiery and lingerie. Based in the East End, director Michele Scarr wanted to bring back old style glamour to her store. Her hosiery selection is therefore designed by Bebaroque tights and is full of quirky, mischievous twists which give it an inimitable quality.   Using either Geisha design embellishment or pink tassles, the effect is distinctive and adds an elegant edge to the stockings. The most popular to date are the tattoo tights, which are adorned with ornate hand drawn tattoo images and […]

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SodaStream Pop-up Shop

80s favourite SodaStream – the fizzy drink-making machine that took the nation by storm – is back! If you remember SodaStream, you were either one of the lucky kids who had one – or the one who didn’t and dreamed of your very own fizzy-drink factory. Well, now SodaStream is back, with an updated look and feel, to give a whole new generation of fans the chance to ‘get busy with the fizzy’ and make their own soda in a range – or combination – of different flavours. An exclusive SodaStream Pop-up Shop will open on for 2 days on […]

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