Chanel is really going for it with its new fragrance, Gabrielle. Which is not at all surprising, given it’s its first big fragrance launch in 15 years. Reviews so far have been mixed. Some describe it as smelling like a room diffuser from Next (ouch), while others love its fruity-floral effervescence.
While the ad campaign positions it as bold, groundbreaking and dynamic, it’s really not a power scent. To me it’s more of a pleasing ‘feminine’ floral fragrance that’s uncomplicated and easy to wear. (more…)
This Wednesday, I’m hosting a jolly get-together at Grenson’s lovely Soho store in London. It’s all an excuse to step away from the social media screen and meet IRL, just like our old blogger meet-ups back in the day. As much as I love making connections online, it’s good to meet face to face, and I particularly want to get to know some of the people I’ve been talking to on social media for the past couple of years. (more…)
I always look forward to the Burberry LFW show but September’s show is going to be even better than usual. Christopher Bailey has curated a Burberry photography exhibition called Here We Are, celebrating some of our British photography greats. On display to the public from 18 September – 1 October it’s co-curated by Lucy Kumara Moore, director of Claire de Rouen Books and gives a hint to the theme of the autumn collection. (more…)
Anyone remotely geeky is going to love The Postal Museum. Philatelists, trainspotters, fascinating fact addicts – come one, come all! London’s new destination lets you immerse yourself in British history, taking you on an experiential trip down the memory lane of the world’s first postal system. It’s interactive, steeped in detail and very good fun. I went to experience it in its first week. (more…)