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Juergen Teller: Woo

The eagerly anticipated solo show from legendary photographer Juergen Teller opens today at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The exhibition takes in Teller’s landmark fashion and commercial work from the 90s to the present day featuring iconic images of celebrities including Lily Cole, Kate Moss (pictured) and Vivienne Westwood plus lesser seen landscapes and family portraits. The photographer began his career shooting for record covers including Bjork, Sinead O’Connor and Courtney Love, graduated to shooting Nirvana backstage and then sashayed seamlessly from a 15 year old Kate Moss to fashion shows and commercial campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs […]

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Fancy a celerytini?!

Tired of sticking to your detox regime with a teetotal New Year? Harvey Nichols may have a cheeky solution for you. February will see the launch of their brand new skinny cocktail menu where the drinks will be less than 200 calories per glass, and will consist of various interesting combinations involving juices normally seen in a LA health drink. Tickets for the launch are going for only £25 and will begin on the morning of the 12th February. First the ‘dawn’ been greeted with yoga, under expert instruction from the teachers at Kensington’s new Equinox Gym. Afterwards you and your […]

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Mr Selfridge Recommends the Tasting Room

In wake of the ITV programme centred on the founders of the British fashion institution Selfridges, the store itself has introduced a special Mr Selfridge Recommends menu in The Tasting Room. This pop-up restaurant and champagne bar will see dishes which are a modern day take on an original menu from the store opening in the 1900s; in honour of Harry Gordon Selfridge himself. Relax in the iconic building with some sumptuous food, where the gruyere croquettes and the lamb cutlets come especially highly recommended. Not keen on a heavy meal? Then choose the Mr Selfridge Afternoon Tea Menu instead […]

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Claridge’s celebrates The Great Gatsby

Limber up for spring’s must-see movie, The Great Gatsby by learning the Charleston in Claridge’s Art Deco ballroom. The hotel is partnering with London’s finest flappers, The Bee’s Knees, for monthly masterclasses in the dances of the Roaring Twenties. You’ll learn to execute authentic Charleston steps, including the scare crow, bees knees, bunny hop, fish tail and Josephine Baker and if you want to look the part as well, The Bee’s Knees will also be offering style tips on everything from sequinned headbands to strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves. The lessons will last for 90 minutes, after which […]

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Be a Snowqueen at Brown’s

If your skin is feeling the effects of a holiday ski trip or simply suffering from our own crazy weather, it’s in for a treat at The Spa at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel with the brand new Nubo SnowQueen Facial. The facial is idea for revitalising tired, dull ‘cold snap’ skin. You’ll begin with a ‘peel and reveal’ to cleanse and prepare the skin – swiftly followed by the NuBo Marine purifying mask. It contains all sorts of natural minerals and Norwegian seaweeds to purify and re-mineralise the complexion. Expect pore purification, cellular renewal and an instant firming effect as […]

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Back to school with Hussein Chalayan

“I think the experience of feeling isolated, of not fitting in, creates the urge to explore”. Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan’s observation is the jumping off point for his School of Life sermon next month. These secular events explore the values we should live by today and deal with subjects from realising our potential to whether love really does last forever. Chalayan aims to show us how not fitting in is a creative virtue that may even expand our sense of belonging. The designer spent a childhood bouncing between war-torn Cyprus and the UK. His catwalk shows are intricate performances, and […]

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Zeo: booze free style

Looking for a booze alternative for January? Step forward ZEO, inspired by the challenging flavours of premium gin and vodka, master blenders have created the alcohol free spritz in the spirit of alcohol but without the content. Intrigued? The intricate flavour is made from a secret blend of botanicals from all over the world and the clean, crisp taste and peculiar kick promises to be chilling, warming, peppery and tingling all at the same time. Oh yes and if you’re looking for any more encouragement, it comes in at only 38 calories per bottle – which had it served at […]

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Tayo’s Tracksuit Party

Well you should have got tonight sorted by now but spare a thought for the morrow. It’s going to be a bright sunny day so no lounging around at home in that xmas onesie. Don your best vintage tracksuit instead and head off to Paradiase by way of Kensal Green for Tayo’s Tracksuit New Year’s Day Party 2012. Actually it doesn’t start til 7pm so you can even get away with doing both! This annual shindig offers a chance for people to get their style on in some nylon – and for Tayo to show off his own tracksuit collection […]

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W London Hall of Fame 2012

W London is inviting guests to see in the New Year with a Hall of Fame themed party and encouraging revellers to dress up as their favourite celebrity who’s made the news this year. Start the night in the W Studios with party preparations from hair and make-up team Sort Yourself Out Love who promise to bring out your inner Kylie, Goldfrapp or Madonna. From 9pm onwards you can enjoy the show in the W Lounge and karaoke in the Screening Room with John Sizzle of The Lipsinkers fame who, for one night only, has pulled together super group, The […]

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Tea with Antoni & Alison

To celebrate their 25 Year Anniversary, creative partners Antoni & Alison have refurbished their own label shop on Rosebery Avenue to incorporated their very own very fashionable tearoom ‘Ye Olde Worlde Super Modern’ above the shop itself. Their new joint amidst the elegant, Victorian, two storey tiny glass palace is located atop a steep staircase above the store. The space was formerly their creative ‘think tank’ studio and up until now no one has ever been allowed to venture into this glass bubble. The menu offers a ‘no choice’ choice of tea with an ‘olde worlde’ cake or coffee with […]

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Selfridges Open Largest Men’s Shoe Department in the World

Selfridges are known for being the biggest and the best, but this time, they’ve really outdone themselves. Not only do they have the largest female shoe collection in the world, but now, they’ve just launching the men’s equivalent. With a whopping 15,000 sq ft dedicated to the new shoe collection, it’s no wonder they’re able to store over 72,000 pairs of shoes with over 3,200 styles available. There are over 80 new brands to store for this season alone and over 120 exclusive styles! “Our aim is to truly amaze our customers, and take ownership of core categories within our […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Caviar Manicure at Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason isn’t just a food emporium.  It also boasts the aptly named Beauty à la Carte beauty rooms on the second floor. And what better treatment to launch there than Ciate’s Caviar Manicure. Developed by Ciate Creative Director, Charlotte Knight, the manicure uses a special formula whereby caviar like pearls are decoratively added to a colour to achieve elegant, sophisticated 3-D nails. It’s “the perfect Christmas party treat for shoppers to enjoy,” says Fortnum’s beauty buyer, Kathryn Catanzaro, who continues that “the sets have worked really well for us in-store so to be the first to offer the […]

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