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PPQ Party

The fantastic PPQ label held their combined summer and leaving party on Wednesday. The Conduit Street store was packed to the rafters with the most stylish people in London. Live music, cool DJ and a great crowd all combined to make this one send off not to be forgotten. There was a bit more of a scrum outside than at the bar when Peaches Geldof, Jamie Winston and Alfie Allen all turned up a bit late in the same taxi, giving the assembled Paparazzi something to photograph. www.ppqclothing.com

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Times BFI

What an opening. This years Times BFI London Film Festival has just announced that this year the festival will open with the world premiere of Universal Pictures’ new drama FROST/NIXON. This drama has one brilliant team behind it. It has been adapted from the stage play by BAFTA-winning scriptwriter Peter Morgan and is being produced by Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer, together with BAFTA award-winning producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Could it get any better. But can this fantastic play work as a film? FROST/NIXON focuses on journalist David Frost, played by Michael Sheen and […]

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Love my Film

We are all falling in love again with the dazzling glamour of old Hollywood films. But the best part is that we are being given the chance to fall in love with them all over again in some very chic and wonderful locations around London. The NFT is always good at giving us great places to watch films but there are also other film events happening around the city this summer in interesting places. One of them being the Smirnoff Black Screenings. Smirnoff is hosting a Wednesday Night film club at the Bluebird, Kings Road, Chelsea, until the 27th August. […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Tara Smith haircare

Celebrity hair stylist Tara Smith launched her organic hair care range at a celeb studded party last week in London and we were there to mingle and try out the product. Natalie Imbruglia, Rosario Dawson, Model Lisa B and June Sarpong attended the launch of their favourite hairdresser’s product at the Hempel Hotel. Tara Smith’s client list also includes Demi Moore, Anna Friel and the Sex and the City cast. It’s only fitting then that the tag line of her natural hair care line: “Tested on film stars, not on animals.” Tara was tearful with pride as she spoke of […]

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Alexander McQueen

So excited. Online shopping for Alexander McQueen for the first time. But hang on a second. The website is not working. Good start. Apparently the site went in to overload with so many over excited McQueen fans desperately trying to access the site. But don’t worry. Is it working now. For the first time ever one can, where ever they maybe around the globe, access the wonderful world of Alexander McQueen and shop till they drop online. How exciting. So now McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2008 Collection is available for purchase with just a click of a button. The site is the […]

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Rupert Sanderson

It’s a Must-Have Rupert Sanderson’s new Kit Kat shoe is this Autumn/Winter’s total must-have. Exclusively at Selfridges from November this utterly cute lace Kit Kat shoe is simply wonderful. Sanderson really knows how to combine elegance, style and beauty into one shoe. The shoe-boot is a noughties fashion phenomenon and Sanderson’s take is set to be seen on all the right feet this Autumn/Winter. The suede platform boot has an eighties feel with black lace detail on the inner, nodding to the huge lace story played out on the international catwalks, seen at Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. The delicate pastel […]

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Galliano Perfume

It’s all about the Galliano effect. The world famous British designer John Galliano is final moving in to fragrances. He is introducing his debut scent some 20 years after launching his fashion brand. “We had about 360 tests — more than for a couture collection,” he commented in Women’s Wear Daily And like any true professional Galliano was involved with every step of the scent’s development unlike many of those celebrities who decide to suddenly produce their own scent. Every detail of this new fragrance has been thought about. The outer box is designed to look like a book, reminiscent […]

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Becks Canvas

Becks have been supporting artists for over 20 years with the Becks Futures Award, Becks Futures and sponsorship of iconic British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers and Gilbert & George. They’ve now given four Royal College of Art Graduates the opportunity to showcase their art on the labels of more than 27 Million bottles of Becks with the launch of Becks Canvas, which includes a TV campaign that will run throughout August. The Graduates are, Riita Ikonen, Tom Price, Simon Cunningham and Charlotte Bracegirdle. http://www.becks.co.uk/canvas.html

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Vitaminwater

Vitaminwater has been massive stateside for over a decade now and Coca Cola recently launched the brand here in the UK as the battle for ‘Superwaters’ market share takes off. It’s a mixture of water and vitamins available in different blends, featuring specific vitamins. Vitaminwater is aimed at health conscious twenty something’s and the company has so far been great at enlisting the right spokespeople in America for the brand. 50 Cent, Kelly Clarkson & Jennifer Aniston are all on board, 50 Cent even owned a stake before it was sold to Coca Cola. In the UK the brand has […]

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Visa Swap Show

The great and the good of the fashion world descended on Covent Garden for the 2008 Visa Swap fashion show on Wednesday night. And what a crowd it was. The most fashionable of the fashionable were there sipping on cocktails in tea cups and milling around the loft space. Erin O’Connor and Olivia Inge were there gliding elegantly through the trendy crowd as Margot Stilley hung out with friends enjoying the vodka cocktails.                 The night was held to support TRAID and the Swap event and there was a very edgy catwalk show […]

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Help the planet !

Chuggers (Charity Muggers) seem to be everywhere and the adept traveller can utilise the abundance of free newspapers rolled up to keep them at bay. Quite why we find them so annoying is pretty clear, they always seem to be there when we’re busy. Thankfully you can now do your bit for the planet and keep to your schedule. The Aspinall Foundation have launched a prepaid debit card to help in their efforts to save the Western Lowland Gorilla, a critically endangered species. You can buy one for yourself and shop till you drop with a clear conscience or give […]

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Net a Porter

Tired of battling the crowds. Fighting for that last pair of size 38 Jimmy Choo or wrestling someone to the floor for the last Marc Jacobs bag. Well, don’t. Just sit down quietly at your computer with a cup of tea and click on to Net-a-porter.com. No, fighting, no scratching, no stress. Net-a-porter is having a huge summer sale. And we mean huge. It’s a Sale Extravaganza and it starts today. So Hurry, Hurry, Hurry You know if you don’t someone will get there before you. And you wouldn’t want that now, would you. Get first pick of must-have runway […]

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