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Fake It

Envious of all those girls with their flawless tans that looks like they have just spent the last two weeks on some private yacht in the Caribbean. Well stop being jealous. If you can’t get it naturally, fake it. It’s the best tan from a bottle on the market and you know it’s true. We all have a bottle of Fake Bake somewhere in our bathroom. When you need a little of that simply cute sun-kissed look or need a bit of colour on those pasty winter white legs Fake Bake is perfect. But for you pale beauties out there […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fish & Chips in Chelsea

A Chippy on the corner. This is not your normal greasy little English ‘Chippy’ down the road. Far from it. This is the new Tom Aiken’s restaurant, Tom’s Place. Right in the heart of Chelsea, just off the Kings Road on Cale Street where Tom Aiken’s seems to be slowly taking over with now three restaurants with in nearly a 30 second walk is his new addition. It’s the perfect place for good relaxed all British food and this is one of the main aspects of the restaurant. All-British. Everything on the menu is sourced in the United Kingdom from […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cha Cha to the Moon

It’s all about the Cha Cha Moon.  Fast, easy and oh, so good. The man behind Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Sakenohana, Alan Yau has a new venture that’s all about delicious but speedy food. Cha Cha Moon is his new walk-in Chinese noddle bar that follows a similar plan as places like Wagamama and Busabai Eathai in it’s open plan kitchen and vast communal seating with long benchs and tables. Treat yourself to some  char sui ja jain udon soup, crispy duck lo mein or Peking-style noodle soup which be at your table fast then you can say cha cha moon […]

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Openings & Launches

Diamonds for Men

Giorgio Armani has announced that Josh Hartnett will be the face of Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men, a new fragrance due to be unveiled in June during the Spring Summer 2009 Men’s Fashion Week in Milan. “I have long admired Josh Hartnett, who represents one of the most talented actors of his generation” commented Giorgio Armani. “Both on and off screen he has a charm and charisma that is magnetic. His individuality, allure and nonchalant way of being are all qualities which inspired me in the creation of this new fragrance.” Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men will be available in […]

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Openings & Launches

TAG Heuer Celebrates

The fashion and entertainment elite came out to celebrate Maria Sharapova’s 21st birthday at a party hosted by luxury watch brand TAG Heuer. The festivities took place at New York hotspot Tenjune where celebrity DJ Cassidy – fresh from his turn behind the tables at Jay-Z and Beyonce’s post-nuptial soiree – was on hand to spin the tennis champion’s favorite dance tunes. The invitation-only event for the three-time Grand Slam winner drew several celebrities including Michelle Trachtenberg and Dave Annable. Vogue’s Anna Wintour also made an appearance at the party, along with designers Vera Wang, Doo.Ri and Brian Wolk and […]

News

Bras and Charity

Don’t be scared if on Saturday night when driving home after a late night out a crowd of women walking down the street in just their bras. Apparently, it’s all for charity! In a few days the streets of London are going to be swarmed with 15,000 enthusiastic women and men dressed in decorative Playtex Bras power walking 26.2 miles around the capital for Walk the Walk. Walk the Walk is a grant making health charity which is the reason behind this unforgettable experience and the whole event is dedicated to raising money for vital breast cancer causes. The walk […]

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Fashion & Beauty

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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Pete for Amika

What a Shambles Should Pete Doherty really be out clubbing after just getting out of prison? Not sure what his parole office would say about that. But Amika seems to think it’s fine as he has been hired by them to host an evening this Thursday called F*ck Rehab. What an appropriate name. At the weekend, rap star Nelly, hip hop star Usher and Kelly Rowland were all seen dancing till 4am at the lavish London night club where they reportedly spent £110,000 on their tables which included £16,000 jeroboams of white-gold Dom Perignon. Let’s see if it’s the same […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Vintage For All

A little vintage in my wardrobe. Vintage Fashion Fair Hurry on up to Notting Hill for Anita's Vintage Fashion Fair with over 30 stands selling wonderful fashion finds dating from 1800 to 1970's including Vivienne Westwood, YSL, Channel and Zandra Rhodes.       It's the place to be for incredible one-off peices and those hunting for exciting vintage treasures. Prices ranges from £5 – £500. So you're sure to find a few bargins. It's all happening on Sunday the 18th May & 13th July at the 20th Century Theatre, on Westbourne Grove.   Contact Anita 07768 346999 Future Fairs: […]

Culture

Sample Sales

  Shop, Shop Away. With the weather how it is at the moment, sun, sun, sun why not do a little shopping to get your wardrobe in the mood as well. We have the three best sample sales happening this week that will have you and you wardrobe in the holiday feel even though you’re still stuck in the office. Head down to the Juliet Dunn Holiday Sample Sale for up to 70% off sarongs, beach shoes and more.   14 & 15 May. Wed., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.  Flat 1, 93 Cornwall Gdns., SW7 4AX (020 […]

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Openings & Launches

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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Openings & Launches

Lulu Guinness Collection

‘French Kiss’ For Autumn Winter 2008 Lulu Guinness has created a romantic and stylish collection entitled ‘French Kiss’. The story is based on French romantic cinema and the actress Anna Karina. Lips feature strongly in this collection, and iconic pieces like the Perspex lips and the Snakeskin lips are already a hit with ‘Model of the Moment’ Agyness Deyn. Lips have also been used in quilting details, prints and embroidery. Clutches covered in soft black or silver snakeskin, with a pair of silver lips as the clasp. Using a strong black, red and silver colour palette, complemented with touches of […]

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