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Roll up for two big shows that opened in the capital this month. In the Albert Hall it’s famous troupe, Cirque du Soleil performing their Varekai show which tells the spellbinding tale of a young man who falls from the sky into a magical forest of fantastical creatures and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. The show is packed full of jaw-dropping acrobatic choreography – not bad for an act that began with a band of 20 street performers back in 1984. But over in Endell Street, it’s a different story. Let us present Circus, an extravaganza of a […]

Openings & Launches

Soho Lives for The House of St Barnabas

Start Creative is launching a major new photography book called Soho Lives, created to support London charity The House of St Barnabas. Soho Lives captures the people that make up Soho, London's most thriving and cosmopolitan district. The book chronicles the area's inhabitants and includes local people both at work and at play and features a number of famous Soho characters including Ian Brown, Peter Stringfellow, Mark Fuller, Nick Jones, Charles Dance and Noddy Holder. The images have been shot by Catherine Garcia, a rising star in the world of photography who set out to capture the essence and spirit […]

Culture

Mulberry takes a second bite of the apple

  ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, and currently, no one understands this better than Mulberry. Last November, we bought you the news of Mulberry’s first launch of their luxury collection for Apple products. Creative Director Emma Hill, was “thrilled” to launch the whole host of Apple products, which, must now be the apple of her eye since they sold out quicker than you could say MINE! This initial binge session may have left less than slim pickings for the rest of us but fear not. It seems Mulberry are prepared to cater for our cravings and are serving […]

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Develop a slick skin

Fake tatoos will be the new fake tan now that the tangoed look is no longer in Vogue. As seen on the catwalk models of Chanel and Rodarte, transferable tattoos are set to be a big stick this Spring. A host of super models have the real deal, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen and Erin Wasson but until now, their presence has been left unexplored by designers. Now, however, designers such as Chanel have created a painless style stamp that won’t scar you for life – or your bank balance. From 1st March, Chanel tatoos, which depict flowers, beads and […]

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Matthew for Men

As if Matthew Williamson wasn’t busy enough working on the four annual women’s collections he puts out every year, he has now created a very stylish capsule men’s collection for S/S 2010. London’s most fashion-forward male crowd can now find Matthew Williamson on sale exclusively in Harrods as well as flagship Williamson stores from February, sharing in the colorful prints and embellishments that his female fans have enjoyed since the label’s launch way back in 1997. The collection includes cashmere jumpers, printed and beaded t-shirts and printed scarves in a rich, yet wearable palette. The designer has created something that […]

Fashion & Beauty

Ski Essentials

The familiar cracked lips and wind flushed cheeks are all part and parcel of a ski holiday.  However, Sisley’s range of handy ski friendly products that keep skin soft and smooth – may mean chapped lips and dry skin on and off the slopes are a thing of the past. All outdoor sports fanatics swear by the use of sun cream, even in a white-out!  So, Sisley’s new SPF 50+ Facial Suncream is ideal for strong sun exposure on the slopes.  Packed full of Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB Sun protection and anti-free radicals, which keep the skin hydrated with […]

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No lives lost….

Marissa Montgomery’s luxurious lingerie line is celebrating its smoking hot new collection with a fierce photo shoot featuring the three latest felines to join the Glamore gang. Pussy Glamore introduce Tolula Adeyemi, Florence Brundenell-Bruce and Anouska Beckwith modelling the sensual and sexy new collection that is ‘such stuff that dreams are made on.’ The stunning new collection encompasses two different styles. If you want to be ‘The Cat That Got The Cream’ then go for the sexy, sophisticated supportive shapes that will flatter your silhouette so fabulously, you’ll never want to take them off (although he definitely will..) On the […]

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Fierce Punk

For some February means Valentine’s Day, for others it’s Fashion Week but both love junkies and fashionistas alike are waiting with bated breath for Topshop’s new raft of young designer collections. Bringing up the advance guard is Jonathan Saunders whose denim and devore collection hits the rails on 20 January. The Scottish born master of print graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 and Central Saint Martin’s in 2002 with a BA and MA Printed Textiles – the latter with distinction! He then joined Topshop’s New Gen scheme for three seasons which spawned a working relationship with the brand. […]

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De-toxing Teas

With the time for keeping New Years resolutions truly upon us, many will be struggling to keep all those well meaning promises.  A fail safe cheat is always a healthy de-toxing tea.  But can you ever really be sure of the de-toxing potential in that little bag.  However, thanks to JING tea, who have commissioned a study into the actual antioxidant levels in various teas, you can.  The information is published on their website www.jingtea.com/tea-knowledge/tea-and-health. For those who have had a particularly heavy Christmas and New Year, Pre-Rain Jun Shan Silver Needle Yellow Tea was shown to have the highest […]

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BAFTA Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

In homage to the upcoming BAFTAs, plush London hotel The Dorchester will be holding a one-off BAFTA afternoon tea and  transforming The Promenade into a fashion show for the day on January 21st in conjunction with style partners Asprey, Charles Worthington, Escada, and Lancôme.  Models will be donning the latest occasion and evening wear by Escada with unique dresses and accessories and jewellery by Asprey from the new Calla Lily, Feather and Protector collections.  Make up will be by Benjamin Rousseau, Lancôme National Make-Up Artist and hair will be styled by Charles Worthington. Afternoon Tea will consist of a glass […]

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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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Generation 2010

Whether the Teenies represents a brand new world, a brand new you or a bit of both, here are a few hints on what you can look forward to during the next decade. Health and Fitness This year we’ve brought to your attention the fro-yo calorie battle as to how low you can go – Snog, Yu-Foria and Yog you know who you are – and we thoroughly anticipate calorie negative options proliferating during the ensuing decade. We’ve also highlighted the trend for calorie counting menus at high end establishments: Buddha Bar flew the flag where Smithfield’s Saki Bar and […]

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