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To Spring

Stylist to the stars, Bobbi Brown, has launched another cosmetic gem. The Platinum collection has been released just in time for spring, ‘A touch of platinum makeup instantly highlights and gives the face a fresh modern edge,’ Bobbi says of the five-strong limited edition shades. The colour bars include the delicate Soft Pink and the deliciously sumptuous Golden Coral, and all shades can be blended together to light up the face. Use colours subtly to highlight cheeks or anywhere you want to add shimmer. The compact features a metallic silver finish (always useful for doubling-up when you forget your mirror) […]

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Fashion Fringe Roadshow

Colin McDowell, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden is hosting a Road Show tomorrow to discuss fashion in our capital city. Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden was launched in 2004 under the creative direction of fashion historian McDowell and global entertainment company IMG, as a nationwide search to find and develop design talent across the UK. Fashion Fringe is now an annual event and a key part of London Fashion Week in September. The competition is now open for aspiring young designers, four of whom will be chosen after a summer of intensive mentoring to showcase […]

Fashion & Beauty

Kyoku

Kyoku, a new grooming range for men is about to go on sale at Selfridges and to celebrate Kyoku are offering their shoppers complimentary facials. From 2nd-22nd April, the bespoke Kyoku for Men mini facials will be available at Selfridges every Saturday and Sunday during store hours. The lucky men will not only be able to trial the Kyoku products but also experience a 20 minute facial massage while seated in leather recliners, listening to relaxing music through state-of-the-art wireless headphones provided of Bose. The Kyoku products pride themselves in designing their products specifically with a man’s skin in mind. […]

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Deliciously Sorted for your ideal summer wardrobe!

Heidi Klein, the iconic one-stop destination holiday shop has teamed up with Deliciously Sorted Ibiza, Ibiza´s premier concierge service, to offer an exclusive and personalised service. A summer holiday wardrobe delivered directly to your hotel, villa or boat this summer. Placing the order is simple and heidi klein will offer you free shipping to your holiday destination. Simply order online at www.heidiklein.com for everything you would need for your holiday, from bikinis and sunhats to kaftans and indulgent cashmere, heidi klein creates the perfect holiday wardrobe, from barefoot chic to super yacht glamour. Deliciously Sorted Ibiza,who claim to be serious experts on Ibiza, are […]

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Afternoon Tea

If you are on a quest for the most exquisite porcelain, if you are looking for inspiration for the perfect afternoon tea or even if you just want to admire some beautiful craftsmanship, then head to Fortnum & Mason next month. The Piccadilly store will play host for their new teapot exhibition which will run from April 6 until May 31 this year. The exhibition will be Herend china’s first UK showcase in over a decade and will include selected pieces from the Herend museum. To celebrate 301 years of business, 301 Herend teapots will be for sale alongside more […]

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Stanley Johnson, I Presume?

 Father of London mayor, Boris Johnson, Stanley, is releasing his memoirs for the first time tomorrow. The memoirs have already been serialised in The Times but readers will be able to go and buy their own complete copy from bookstores this week. He said to The Handbook, ‘On the whole I tried to keep the tone of the book light. There’s enough gloom about at the moment!’ And it appears that the charismatic author already has a flurry of admirers. Usually stern-faced Anne Robinson says, ‘A wonderful jaw-dropping account of a rollercoaster life. Johnson senior does not disappoint… the book […]

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Barts

The Chelsea Cloisters have had some unusual press over the years so it was an interesting choice of venue for nightclub Moguls Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling to base their latest addition to their Caribbean inspired clubs. However, although there were looks of anxiety from scantily dressed girls entering into the former love haven hotel, once you’ve taken a swift left, been vetted through the peep hole and have entered through the door, you’re instantly reassured that once again the Gilkes Stirling combo have done it again. A step away from the more sophisticated and modern Kitts, Barts is true to […]

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Quiksilver Women

Quiksilver, the surfing and lifestyle brand, hosted an exclusive evening of live music and artistic creativity last week at the legendary Bush Hall, to celebrate their current hunt for the new ambassadors of the Quiksilver network. It was the first time that all European artists currently supported by Quiksilver had joined together for a single event – featuring fashion/art photographer Bara Prasilova from Prague, and music from acoustic acts such as Charlotte O’Connor, Ellia Lawson and Anna Leddra Chapman, the arty and chilled-out vibe reflected perfectly the philosophy of the brand. Later in the evening DJ Mahara McKay tore up […]

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Colorize

  After making a strong fashion comeback in the past couple of years, Ray Ban have once again upped the ante and are marketing a new twist on the classic Wayfarer. The Limited Edition Colorize kit comes with plain white frames and markers, paints and stencils, so that every customer can create a pair unique to them. The Colorize Kit follows the success of the Colorize Wayfarer, the classic shape brought back to life in a range of vibrant colours. Popular amongst models and musicians alike, Ray Ban are celebrating their rock’n’roll connections with a new exhibition at Selfridges Ultralounge, showcasing […]

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Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden 2009

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden 2009 launches today marked by an exclusive party at Tini, South Kensington, hosted by Vanity Fair, Donatella Versace and Colin McDowell. The hottest thing to hit British fashion in the last 20 years, this is the sixth year of Fashion Fringe and the third year it will be hosted at Covent Garden. The challenge is to encourage emerging cutting edge design talent in the UK’s fashion industry and the winner will receive in excess of £100,000 worth of support and funding. Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden has launched the careers of nine successful rising fashion […]

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