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Guess who’s back

Who’s coming to London. It’s London’s favourite girl Paris Hilton who will be returning to our wonderful city tomorrow for the launch of her new perfume Can Can. The launch is taking place at Selfridges, Oxford Street tomorrow (Thursday 15th May). And as Paris will be there from 12:30pm till 2:30pm to see all of her London fans. But to get the chance to meet Miss Hilton one must purchase one of her fragrances from Selfridges on Oxford Street today (Wednesday 14th May) to get one of the limited special VIP passes which will grant you access to the Heiress. […]

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The Hoxton Pony

Getting all mixed up. It's all getting mixed up in Shoreditch tomorrow with the launch of the long anticipated Hoxton Pony. This new all-day bar and restaurant has been started by some of the best mixologists, including Gerry Calabrese and Andy Pearson, who is the current UK Bartenders Guild Nation Champion. The pair have made sure that all the cocktails on the menu, and it's quite a list, use organic, British produce and with a seansonal emphasis it's  regularly changing. All compotes, purees and syrups are made on-site and every one of the 200+ spirits are handed selected. With DJ's and […]

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White tie & tiaras

If your invitation to Elton John's legendary White Tie & Tiara Ball has been lost in the post, don't worry, Jo Malone has a little something that will make you feel included.   The World of Jo Malone has teamed up with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to launch a limited edition fragrance exclusively in aid of the Foundation. This stunning fragrance inspired by an exceptional combination of orange blossom, rose and jasmine will have you dreaming of hot summer nights. The perfect blend of cedar wood, amber and sandalwood highlighted with hints of lime and orange will get you […]

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Ted Baker Store

Following the success of his womenswear store in Langley Court, Covent Garden, Ted has decided to bring a decadent touch of femininity to South Molton Street. Aside from also stocking his divine womenswear collection, this 1272 sq ft store is very much its own lady, with a style all of her own. A refuge from the hustle and bustle of the West End, the store’s an opulent oasis. The interior has a classical feel that was inspired by glorious Mayfair ladies of old and their equally splendid homes – mirroring the elegance of the clothing perfectly. A gold rose layered […]

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Anya Hindmarch

Named in honour of Anya’s grandmother, the Cooper is the definitive style to carry this season. This shoulder bag is absolute in its allure and flawless finish. Smooth calf edged in reflective mirror; caramel with brash gold, stone grey with silver and cream with pale gold. Clasped with a rectangular lock inlaid with leather, the Cooper is the perfect addition to the simplified, pared down elegance of Spring’s wardrobe. The finish of woven leather on the Lancer and the Osmond provide texture and hardware shines on metal links and clasps. The Osmond is oversize, slouchy and softly structured for day […]

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Fair Trade Gifts

If you thought fair trade was all about coffee and bananas, a new company aims to challenge that view. Fairgift has searched the world to find high quality products for that original gift idea or wedding list. They've discovered original gifts for the home and garden such as stylish tables, gorgeous bed linen, stunning wedding albums and beautiful household accessories. Founder Brian Walmsley says, “Just being fair trade is not enough. The products also need to be of outstanding design and quality.” “We and our partners work with the producers in order to make that happen. What Fairgift does is […]

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Red Bull ‘Simply Cola’

Red Bull is launching their own brand cola, ‘Simply Cola’ in seven countries this year. The foray into the cola market comes as the company is losing market-share of energy drinks due to increased competition. Due to hit the shelves in the U.K. & the rest of the E.U. at the end of April and the United States at the end of June the premium cola has some unusual selling points that it is hoped will persuade consumers to pay more for a soft drink. The ‘healthy’ cola contains 16 natural ingredients including caffeine from coffee beans, Kola nuts and […]

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Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent will sponsor the Opening Night Gala benefit performance of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, the Met’s new production starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, directed by Laurent Pelly. Yves Saint Laurent will subsequently sponsor a new production gala premiere at the Metropolitan Opera for the next three seasons, making for an innovative four-year collaboration wherein a fashion house with historic affiliations to the opera makes an unprecedented commitment to the form. Among the expected attendees are : Stefano Pilati, Naomi Campbell, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Rinko Kikuchi, Eva Mendes, Emmy Rossum, Leighton Meester, Ginnifer Goodwin, Valérie […]

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Montblanc Watch Launch

Montblanc’s celebration of the first Montblanc Chronograph with its own in-house movement: “Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph” A glamorous evening Gala and spectacular show by Robert Wilson – the worldpremiere of the “Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph” takesplace on 9 April at the SIHH 2008. In honour of the new chronograph with the firstever in-house manufactured Montblanc watch movement, theatre visionary RobertWilson will stage a performance entitled “Writing Time”. World renowned composerPhilip Glass will supply the music and a very special male celebrity surprise guestfrom Hollywood’s A-list actors will present this genuine “time writer” in the presenceof more […]

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Quintessentially Models

Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle group, is thrilled to announce the launch of Quintessentially Models, a new boutique model agency that will focus on ethical model management and refuse to represent any ‘size zero’ models. Taking a firm stance on the issues that are at the forefront of the fashion industry, Quintessentially Models are working together with B-eat, the biggest eating disorder charity in the UK, to raise awareness of the size zero concern. The agency will provide an in-house councillor for their models, on-hand to talk to and advise the girls if they are feeling the pressures of the […]

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Temperley – Plage Privee

Spring/Summer 2008 sees an evolution in the Temperley London Accessories Collection. Now a broader spectrum of shape and colour, it consists of sixteen bag shapes, seven belt styles and four sunglass designs, all available in various sizes colours and materials. For day or night, the range includes hold-alls, weekend bags, totes, hobos and evening clutches as well as a selection of belts and sunglass designs. As with every Temperley product, attention to detail and construction are key in creating timeless pieces to wear and wear. The aesthetic of the collection mirrors the design philosophy of the ready-to-wear collections in its […]

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Swarovski Crystallized

Celebrated world-wide for its continual drive towards innovation and inspiration, and for its CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, the famous perfect, brilliant, precision-cut crystals, Swarovski now launches a ground-breakingly new, interactive and creative retail concept, the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Cosmos and Lounge. Here, in a relaxed and welcoming environment, everyone can discover the endless multi-faceted versatility of CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, the new product brand for loose crystals. Set to open in London, at 24 Great Marlborough Street London W1, in the heart of the city’s shopping metropolis, in January 2008, the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Cosmos and Lounge, designed by Virgile & Stone […]

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