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Heavenly Hampers

One of the worlds leading fashion designers, Anya Hindmarch, who boasts Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie amongst her clientele,  not to mention her infamous global sell out ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’, has joined forces with Selfridges.  In a bid to solve the time old issue of choosing the perfect present, the two have collaborated once again to created seven heavenly hampers.  The highly covetable hampers are available from this February and are ideal gift for any time of the year. This selection of seven heavenly hampers is to be launched in order to celebrate Selfridge’s first online shop.  The […]

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Grace Jones and Chris Levine

A unique collaboration between icon, Grace Jones, and ground-breaking light artist, Chris Levine, is to be shown to the public for the first time at the Vinyl Factory Gallery in Poland Street, London. These exclusive portraits will go on show from 18 March until 01 April 2010. Chris Levine is a unique artist with a rare sensibility for the use of light. Renowned for his 3D and still images of iconic figures, ranging from Massive Attack to HRH Queen Elizabeth II, he has now gone on to create a series of stunning 3D holographic portraits of legend Grace Jones. Stillness […]

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Flavour of London

    Swanky London venue, The Kensington Hotel, which opened in April 2009 following a £20 million pound refurbishment, has launched an exclusive package to tempt food lovers to the capital for a festive weekend of shopping and fine dining.  Set across a line of Regency-style townhouses, this stylish 150 room pied-a-terre is located in the heart of South Kensington.  You’ll feel as if you’ve wandered into a giant jewellery box as you cross the velvet-lined entrance hall to reception and marvel at the elegant period drawing rooms complete with bay windows, working fireplaces, luxurious fabrics, parquet floors and original […]

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Celebrity Dress Hire at Topshop

With the party season upon us, many will be furtively hunting the streets in search of that festive head turning frock or flicking through their favourite glossies looking for inspiration while gazing enviously at the gorgeously clad stars. So, this season avoid that familiar sinking feeling that steals over you when you realise three girls are wearing the same not so ‘unique’ high street number, by paying a visit to Dress Me Up at Topshop in Oxford Circus.  In the run up to Christmas the likes of Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese, Sophie Dahl, Peaches Geldof and the fabulous dress […]

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Rooftops of London

There’s nothing like a bit of height to get some much needed Yuletide perspective. So if ground level living is wearing you down with its crowds of shoppers fighting for elbow room, and if dancing on the table is not a viable alternative then we’ve got just the thing to lift your flagging festive spirits. The capital’s two newest rooftop venues atop Knightsbridge’s luxury Berkeley Hotel and Shoreditch’s uber-cool East Room are storeys from the madding crowd and guaranteed to light up your life like the proverbial Christmas tree. You’d normally associate The Berkeley’s top tier health club and spa […]

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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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The Style Store

The Style Store, brainchild of Clare Bonsor, is the latest rising e-commerce space. Launched in October the website is already pioneering the way, looking after not only established London designers but also new Australian and South East Asian labels debuting their collection exclusively to the Style Store. Having spent years sourcing latest trends, ripping through magazines and attending endless fashion shows, Bonsor recognized the appeal in introducing an audience to relatively unknown designers from around the world. The Style Store features mainly upcoming Australian talent, which Bonsor describes as having “that extra edge of cool and originality whilst still being […]

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Pilates and Yoga in Balham

Along with the joys of Christmas comes the additional mild guilt and dread that all the fun and frivolous activity will be accompanied by exhaustion, over indulgence and burn out by Boxing Day. South West London has been holding a secret to help handle all this in years past, but at last they are willing to share. With a growing number of clients requiring ongoing attention following the start of healthy regimes and the impending arrival of babies in the family; Sally Roberts and her team at Muirhead Roberts Physiotherapy decided it was high time to stop talking Pilates, Yoga […]

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The Purple Knight

The prestigious label Asprey has launched a limited edition timepiece, the No 8 chronograph black PVD with a special purple face – The Asprey Purple Knight.  Asprey is only releasing 25 of these exclusive watches, which have a unique hand made purple stitched black calf strap produced in the Bond Street workshop. Not only is there a limited number of these watches on offer but they have a price tag to match.  One of these watches will set you back £3, 850 – so this will have to be a Christmas present for a very special someone. To book an […]

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Xmas Art Fair

As Christmas jingles blare out earlier and earlier no-one can be blamed for tut-tuting at the sound, if a seasonal song is enough to stir feelings of festive resentment, there is an alternative Christmas fair on hand to relieve any festive woes.  The Evil Xmas Fayre is an exhibition of street art hosted by Art Co and Pure Evil at The East Room and Sosho, Shoreditch on the 5th and 6th December. This selling exhibition is displaying pieces from up and coming artists to well established names on the street art scene.  The art is on sale from as little […]

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Pure Matt

Family-run company Falke, are renowned for leading the way in both quality and style. Founded in 1895, Falke’s position of queen of hosiery continues. Now just in time for the rising hemline party season, they have released a multitude of colourful matte tights. Using soft and durable materials, the 100 denier tights are both warm and resilient making them great value for money. Despite the 100 denier, the tights fail to look too thick but instead liven up your legs and are the essential accessory this Christmas. Available in 18 colours from jewel inspired to the more traditional colours, the […]

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