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Life Through a Lens

They say that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame but selected Londoners are now getting a whopping 23 days of celebrity at the Getty Images Gallery. A brand new exhibition entitled, Londoners Through a Lens, opens at the Gallery on August 14th through September 5th. Following on from last year’s critically acclaimed show, London Through a Lens, which brought us images of our city’s landmarks, this exhibition focuses on the people of London, from the film stars such as Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn to the street vendors that make our city great. The exhibition features a wide-ranging and […]

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Fabricated Tales

  A quick browse of Net-a-Porter’s Wednesday deliveries brought something new and unexpected to the table. Wool and the Gang is a quirky new find which makes fashion more than a quick-fix buy, selling a kit consisting of all the materials and equipment needed to knit yourself something fabulous. For the more impatient customer there is a range of ready-to-wear pieces including eco-chic scarves, ponchos, and snuggly accessories for winter made from chunky Peruvian wool. The girls behind the company – Lisa Sabrier and Carolyn Main – found their creative calling in Peru, where knitting is a way of life, […]

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Black Summer Screenings

Bluebird have launched another season of Smirnoff Black Screenings with even more of a gentlemanly vibe. Each film will celebrate the modern gentlemen of the silver screen and the likes of Jude Law, Clive Owen and George Clooney will be gracing the Bluebird screen for two months. Since starting on 15th July, Bluebird has seen Michael Caine and George Clooney as the leading gentleman of the evening and will continue showing today’s stars through to 2nd September, when it will end with Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale. The Smirnoff Black Screenings have been credited as possibly the most debonair of all […]

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Toppu Shoppu

Summertime is most frequently associated with beachy-chick-lit-romance novels, but let’s break that trend for just a second to check out the sweetest new offering from chic publishers Jane & Jeremy. Photographer Miho Miyachi has taken a camera to the site of ultimate fashion mayhem – the TopShop flagship on Oxford Street – and by a small miracle and much talent, has managed to portray a sense of calm, almost boredom, within the hectic high-street mecca. Retailing at £14 plus postage via the publisher the beautiful little book is carefully handsewn and features 18 snapshots of daily life within the store, capturing classic […]

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A Mint of a Curry

Since it opened six years ago, Mint Leaf has been quietly building a name for itself as one of London’s poshest purveyors of Indian cuisine – first of all in the West End and then in the City with the launch of second branch, Mint Leaf Lounge. Only the best is good enough for owner, and ex steel magnate, Dinu Bhattessa, who spent two years finding the perfect sites. Both restaurants are situated in grand old converted banks – Barclays in Suffolk Place and the former Natwest building in Angel Court, Lothbury – sumptuous affairs, the architecture lending itself perfectly […]

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Sharp as a Tack

The prestigious Friday Late program at the V&A museum is back, hosting an exclusive event charting the history of women’s tailoring in Britain. Women’s Tailoring: Genesis and Evolution will share the knowledge and expertise of three great British names – Jaeger, the high-class high-street favourite; young and blossoming brand Evie Belle; and Tailoring for Women, one of the few female entities on the legendary Savile Row. Each will give an account of how their brand has evolved – in the case of Jaeger, covering a grandiose 125 years – and will offer a snapshot into the daily life of a […]

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[email protected]

  Whether you prefer to do your raving vicariously or simply want to check out the vibe before committing to a cheeky weekend in Ibiza, then [email protected] is the site for you.  The unique new portal is an online and global community the the Gen 2.0 clubber – featuring exclusive and live high definition video content and music straight from the decks of the cream of today’s electronic talent.  Never before have the world’s best electronic DJ’s, venues, music events and fans been brought together by one online platform. As the internet becomes more and more fragmented, [email protected] takes all the best […]

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A Berry Spirited Affair

The Drink Shop is going berry tastic with three brand new fruit infused spirits.   Boutique vodka brand, Hangar One has introduced Fraser River Raspberry Vodka using super rare Meeker berries all the way from Washington State and its deep pink colour and crushed raspberry aroma are tell tale sign it’s made from the fresh fruit through and through.  The Meeker crop is pre-sold in February before it’s even picked!  Mix up a killer cocktail or serve neat over ice. Next up is Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka – coming hot on the heels of its Cytrus (lemon) and Pomarancza (orange) […]

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Eight Moorgate

We’re tired of scary members clubs with draconian committees and MI6 style questionnaires – come on guys, is it really necessary to submit us to the ignominy of writing something ‘interesting’ about ourselves (a question guaranteeing writers’ block in anyone but a complete narcissist) and automatically blackballing anyone with the temerity to be born with Mercury in a retrograde phase. Brand new members club Eight Moorgate only requires an £800 joining fee (plus £77 monthly levy) making it cheaper than a gym, infinitely more serviceable and with no compulsion to wear lycra unless of course you’re than way inclined! Hot […]

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New Kids on the Block

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has opened its doors to a new class of influential designers who, as a collective, embody all that is new and exciting across the fashion world. And it has clearly been an exceptional year, with the intake final count at 31, as opposed to the more typical 20 of previous years. The change is attributed to the current President Diane von Furstenburg who has made inclusiveness her priority in her two years at the top. CFDA executive director Steven Kolb said, “She always refers to the CFDA as her extended family”. So who […]

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The Three Musketeers

Will Kate Moss ever fall off of our social radar? After TopShop highs and cocaine lows, Miss Moss has guaranteed herself a few more years in the media spotlight thanks to a reported deal with moguls Simon Cowell and Sir Philip Green. Combining their expertise in media, retail and fashion, the three millionaires will be aiming to rival huge names like Disney with a multi-faceted global entertainment company, as yet unnamed but valued as a billion pound venture. Cowell would bring all of the rights and content of the television shows he currently produces, with the intention of taking them […]

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Jimmy Choo for H&M

This autumn is going to be a great one because not only are we going to be able to wear stunning shoes by Jimmy Choo they are not going to cost our leg to have them. The Swedish chain, H&M, is teaming up with world renown shoe and handbag brand Jimmy Choo. H&M has bought in famous designers like Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson to design collects for years and they have always been an incredible success often causing absolute chaos. The special collection with hit stores worldwide on 14 November and high street shoppers will be able to get […]

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