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Tailored Shirt

There is nothing better then a crisp, well cut, stylish men’s shirt. It has a way of changing a man. (In some cases it makes a man.) And this is exactly what Upper 10 is all about. Upper 10 is a company that makes hand-made, bespoke shirts of the highest quality. The fabrics are the highest quality cotton from Italy, France and Egypt and the prices of the shirts vary from just £60 to £135 depending on the fabric selected. They have over 1200 for you to look at in their selection. But some men hate shopping. They hate trailing […]

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Zandra Rhodes

Zandra, Zandra, Zandra Rhodes oh how we love you. Could it be any more fabulous? The eccentric and famous British designer Zandra Rhodes has created an exclusive sarong collection for pretaportobello.com. A past resident of Notting Hill for nearly 30 years and a huge fan of the Portobello Market she was the perfect designer to create this unique collect for pretaportobello.com.  Rhodes has also always been a large supporter of independent designers and this is exactly what pretaportobello.com is all about. Her collection consists of 4 limited edition hand printed silk sarongs with vintage prints. These prints were inspired by her […]

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Think Pink

The first and only vodka to be created especially for women, contemporary and sophisticated Pinky is as stylish as anything you’ll see on the catwalk. The unusual vodka is lovingly crafted by champion wine tasters in Scandinavia and distilled five times from pure glacial water and Swedish winter wheat. The chic spirit is hand blended with violets, rose petals and wild strawberries, giving it a soft pink hue and resulting in a delicate but flavoursome drink – perfect for a refreshing springtime cocktail. Hailed as ‘the world’s most beautiful vodka’, Pinky is as attractive to the eye as it is […]

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TAG Heuer Photography

TAG Heuer, the leader in prestigious sports watches and chronographs since 1860 has joined forces with brand ambassador and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill OBE, and legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss to host a unique photography exhibition celebrating British Formula One. TAG Heuer has sourced photographs from the vast archives of Getty Images supported by additional photographs from Olympus and Cahier Archives. The exhibition creates a spectacular celebration of drivers, cars and the heritage of British Formula One. This memorable collection of images will be unveiled at a private preview in London […]

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Model Jeans

New Jeans for Fall  This September why not try something new. How about a new part of jeans. A girl can never have enough jeans and it is sometimes hard to find the perfect pair. But this September Harrods is launching the first collection of GirlsMustHave jeans by former model Alexandra Classen. Classen decided that as a jeans addict herself she wanted to design her own collection that filled all her demands when looking for the perfect pair.         This new collection distinguished it’s self by the workmanship, elaborate manufacturing process and the various different washes. All made […]

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Sample Summer Sale

It’s as if someone has answered our dreams. This is a sample sale not to miss. And just in time for the summer. Melissa Odabash is having a sample sale for 2 days only with up to 80% off a selection of swimwear, beachwear, kaftans, bags and kids beachwear. Check it out this Friday and Saturday, 20th & 21st June from 10am till 8pm. Head over to the 2oth Century Theatre, Notting Hill. Cash and credit cards only. 20th Century Theatre 291 Westbourne Grove London W11 2QA WWW.ODABASH.COM

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Fashion & Beauty

Cult Beauty

It’s everything you need to know about beauty and more. And it’s just want we need and what we want. Cult Beauty has it all. Cult Beauty’s new website is looking great and is ready for you to take a look at everything it has to offer. Log on and have a look for yourself at all their great products. The best thing is you can read articles and reviews of different products, check out bestsellers, see what your favourite celebrities recommend and use, and what make up artists to the stars swear by. There is also a section that […]

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Hairywood

Hairywood In London Hairywood? Don’t you mean Hollywood? There is something strange in Covent Garden. It looks a little like a huge brown box with a room with a window on top. Very strange indeed. But this is in fact an art installation focused on different views, especially of Covent Garden.  Take a different look at Covent Garden Piazza and the surrounding area by stepping up a level. From the 20th of June the Hairywood, a 6-metre urban tower designed by Eley Kishimoto, will take up residency in Covent Garden Piazza. The tower plays with the idea to changing space […]

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Krug soars away

A manifest expression of near-unattainable luxury, the Krug Balloon is an airborne experience illuminating the freshness, power and finesse of the gleaming, gold Krug Grande Cuvée. Krug’s eight guests, a flight commander and waiter will soar in the arctic-white basket, suspended by a giant white orb. Extracted from the chaotic march of time, suffused in the rhythms of nature’s soft silence, select Krug balloonists will experience a private, out-of-this-world poetic expression of discerning individuality. Panos Sarantopoulos, Krug president and CEO, has invited master craftsmen Bruno Domeau and Philippe Pérès, artisans of bespoke luxury, to customise the basket with an overlay […]

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Parkvogel

ParkVogel’s new Spring/Summer 2008 collection is everything you new. This unique LA based label has hit London hard in the must-haves department for relaxed, chic everyday living. All are total essentials. Their motto: to create luxury ‘wardrobe essentials’. And this is excatly what Vanessa Vogel and Julie Park have done, perfectly. Using high quality materials like fine cashmere and Pima-cottons ParkVogel has created simple but luxurious must-have basics – tees, cardigans, dresses, tops and hoodies which are accentuated with Signature Butterfly and flower buttons, latticework collars and made from environmentally friendly fabrics. Conscious minded in so many ways. www.parkvogel.com

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Get drenched

Britvic has re-launched its drench water brand with high profile campaign from CHI & Partners. The new campaign communicates the benefits of water for mental hydration using the tagline 'Brains perform better when they're hydrated – your brain is 75% water, stay drenched', and uses imagery from Gerry Andersons Thunderbirds. The advert has already proved a hit as a 'viral' on the internet with over 250,000 views on YouTube. The brand launched in 2006 to retail outlets and new campaign is to support the 'take home' market with the product becoming available in multi-packs from leading supermarkets. The bottled water […]

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Fashion & Beauty

InParlour

Rush, rush, rush. That’s all life seems to be at the moment.   Do you feel that you never seem to be able to find time for just you? Not even one hour of total uninterrupted you time?  Stop stressing and book an appointment with InParlour.co.uk If you can’t make it to the beauty salon for your manicure or facial or a relaxing massage because your day is just too hectic then don’t worry InParlour is here to help. This at home Beauty Parlour comes right to your home, so no need to run around town for all your treatments. You […]

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