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The Hotel Missoni

The Hotel Missoni is the first venture to incorporate the iconic Italian fashion brand with a stylish yet comfortable hub for sophisticated international travellers. With a prime location on the corner of George IV Bridge and the Royal Mile, the Missoni Hotel bridges Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, and provides visitors with a central and desirable place to stay. The real attraction, however, is the interior, which in true Missoni style combines simplicity, quality, and brilliant flashes of colour with touches of the unmistakeable Missoni prints. Designed by Creative Director Rosita Missoni, one of the original founders of the fashion […]

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No Love Lost

Last week saw the opening of new London exhibition No Love Lost at Eleven Fine Art gallery. What sets it aside is that this collaboration is by two women: both sisters to siblings, also in the spotlight, both talented with an edge. Daisy de Villeneuve and Natasha Law, sister to heartthrob actor Jude Law, first locked eyes at the V&A museum when mutual friend, society photographer, Merry Brownfield sauntered over and introduced the pair right at the end of the party. After this chance meeting Daisy made the first move and asked Natasha if she would like to join a […]

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Bermondsey Square

Further news of the opening of another stylish boutique hotel in London. Bermondsey Square Hotel has been described as ‘English with an edge’ and will be throwing open their doors later this month. With 79 designer rooms, four of which are loft rooms overlooking the capital’s skyline, this is surely one to ink into the address book. Bermondsey itself is becoming an increasingly trendy location as a staggering number of galleries, bars and restaurants now line the high street and soon, this independent hotel will be a welcome addition to the Bermondsey scene. Its foundations reside in the regenerated Square […]

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Topshop Hits NYC

New York City is waiting in anticipation for the launch of TOPSHOP/TOPMAN’s debut American outlet, due to open on Broadway April 2nd. US-based fans of the brand will be able to browse the store’shigh-fashion high-street collections in their very own flagship store, spilling over four floors, making transatlantic pilgrimages to the Oxford Circus destination a tale of urban folklore. Alongside the mainline collections, American customers will be able to choose from all the key collaborations currently available in the UK. The latest Kate Moss TOPSHOP collection for SS09 will launch on 2nd April, to coincide with the New York store […]

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‘Mummy Rocks’

Kate Moss together with beau Jamie Hince, Brit actor Orlando Bloom, Sadie Frost and Tamara Beckwith amongst others came together to support Stephen Webster's inaugural event as Creative Director at Garrard. The new charitable cause, entitled "Mummy Rocks", works in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, which aims to raise upward of £50 million every year to fund their pioneering research and maintain the highest care standards. Moss turned up to the party sporting a YSL tuxedo jacket, which she has favoured for the past few nights of her party-hard lifestyle. She also showed off the £285 000 one of a […]

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Barts

The Chelsea Cloisters have had some unusual press over the years so it was an interesting choice of venue for nightclub Moguls Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling to base their latest addition to their Caribbean inspired clubs. However, although there were looks of anxiety from scantily dressed girls entering into the former love haven hotel, once you’ve taken a swift left, been vetted through the peep hole and have entered through the door, you’re instantly reassured that once again the Gilkes Stirling combo have done it again. A step away from the more sophisticated and modern Kitts, Barts is true to […]

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Smythson for Sale

Smythson, the luxury leather goods house whose fans include Prince Charles, Cat Deeley and Gwyneth Paltrow and that employs Samantha Cameron as creative director, could be up for sale. The firm today appointed City bankers Cavendish Corporate Finance to study the potential for a deal after receiving ‘a number of expressions of interest’ from potential buyers. In 2005 Smythson was bought by Kelso Place Asset Management and Venrex Investment Management for £16 million. Sion Kearsey of Kelso Place said: ‘Smythson has developed into a very well recognised brand on the international stage and as a result we have been approached […]

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Stella’s Perfect Match

British design legend Stella McCartney has joined forces with Net-a-Porter to launch what will undoubtedly be the greatest fashion collaboration of the year. The Summer collection will be online in May, and consists of 23 stylish and exclusive pieces, all of which reflect the well-known and much-loved McCartney aesthetic. Signature favourites include a classic trench, organic cotton tee, and skinny denim jeans. McCartney herself describes it as a "Stella best of", a collection to "enjoy having in your wardrobe for years to come". McCartney has also teamed up with renowned artist Peter Blake, whose limited edition print will feature across […]

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‘Fabulous’ Exhibition

A spectacular collection of the world’s most fabulous images has been curated for the very first time, celebrating the world’s most uplifting, decadent and glamorous moments. “We spent six months looking at the entire Getty Images collection – one hundred years worth of the world’s best photography. If an image didn’t make us gasp it didn’t make the cut,” Getty Images Gallery Director, Louise Garczewska. Famous faces, places and occasions sparkle throughout the collection. Highlights include film star Joan Collins captured in 1955 with her pink poodle on her pink bed; actress Faye Dunaway taking breakfast by the pool at the Beverley […]

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New LFW Venue

In its 25th year, Harold Tillman, the chairman of the British Fashion Council, has announced that London Fashion Week shows, which up until now have always been held at the National History Museum, will be moved to Somerset House this September. ‘I'm delighted to announce our new home will be Somerset House as of September,’ Harold Tillman said at Paul Costelloe's show on Friday morning. ‘The move will take London Fashion Week into a totally new era and will help the BFC build a legacy for British designers,’ he said. And despite the move, it seems that the BFC’s goals […]

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The Newsletter

It’s not easy staying up-to-date with all that’s going on in the fast-paced world of news and events – with the impossibly quick turnover of designers, clubs and trends, we all need a little assistance keeping up. Let The Handbook help. The Handbook is now offering an even faster fix of updates, news, and reviews, in the form of The Newsletter, launching soon. We will be scanning our critical eye over a full range of happenings in London to source the very best snippets to deliver straight to your inbox, for an instant hit of fashionable news. The Newsletter will […]

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Bartons Collection

Following a hugely successful launch, international actress and Young Hollywood starlet Mischa Barton is introducing her second collection of sought-after handbags for Spring/Summer 09, available from the new Mischa Barton website, from January. Mischa has expanded her original collection for 2009, which now features 34 covetable styles. Oversized, slouchy totes mix with smaller evening clutches, and are complemented by a new range of purses, all channelling Barton's own renowned style. The collection embraces the new season colour palette of hot purple, classic black, silver, earthy tan, and splashes of white. The most-wanted Marissa of last season, named in the spirit […]

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