Merry Christmas y’all!

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Wishing a very merry Christmas to all who stop by. Thanks for reading and commenting on here and for your ongoing support in the real world. Here’s to great things for all of us in the new year!

[Image: Andy Warhol]

From the vaults: rebuffed by the Palace

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Oh dear…

Trend alert: couture coats

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Damn you COS, I go into the store seeking Christmas pressy inspiration and come out with another coat I don’t need and a pair of socks. But how could I resist? This tailored couture-style coat has a really good cut, is nicely finished (I inspected from all angles) and has bracelet sleeves to accommodate all the Iris Apfel-esque bangles I plan to buy for the next season. This to me is a great day-to-evening coat. It’s not bulky but its cocoon shape means you can get a couple of layers underneath it if you must. Continue reading

Disgruntled of queens Park

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Crikey!

File under WTF

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Who are they? And more importantly, why do they do it?

Who am I talking about? Those daft people who dawdle along Oxford Street during rush hour at a snail’s pace, dragging what seems to be their entire worldly goods behind them in an XXXL-size wheelie case. WTF?

Forget trying to do anything in a hurry in Oxford Street, you have no choice but to curb your pace to that of tourist-speed. This I can accept. Buy I truly don’t get why anyone would pull a wheelie case the length of the busiest shopping street in Britain. Have they just checked out of their hotel and decided to kill some time browsing the shops at ‘the shit end’ of Oxford Street? Or is the case actually empty, waiting to be filled up with goodies from Next, Primark and Jane Norman? The mind truly boggles. The strange thing is that you never see these spacial-awareness-averse weirdos inside the shops, only on the pavement (usually stopping short right in front of me). 

Can anyone shed any light on the matter? It’s not just me, others have noticed it too… And while we’re on the subject, I seem to recall an ancient London by-law that says people with suitcases can’t take them on public transport. If you have a suitcase – GET A CAB* (er, sorry make-up artists)!
*Only (half) joking

Obsession du jour

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Anyone else fascinated by these taxi huts? I want to go inside one…

Bag of tricks

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After the scarf-necklace comes…the scarf-clutch! I’m loving these delicious Jamin Puech bags (fresh out of their dustbag at Feathers, Knightsbridge).



I do love a versatile trend and it looks like the scarf can be detached to turn the bag into a clutch while the scarf becomes a – er – scarf! But it does very much remind me on this nifty trick I saw on Bag Snob. Check out my own version below. Marvellous, no?

Quote of the day

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“Youthful beauty is a wonder to be admired, but should not be grotesquely held onto past its time. The greatest advantages of aging are being allowed to be eccentric and commanding respect.”
Jerry Hall, the new face of Chanel

Pic: Graziadaily.com

Quote of the day

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“People are thinking about what they spend and why they spend it. And I think our values are more to do with sustainability, that’s what you buy from Marimekko, you don’t just buy for the season. Our design value is that whatever you buy you can have for a long time.”
Marimekko international sales director Päivi Lonka on the cheering news that Marimekko plans to open more stores despite the recession

Liberty- the renaissance

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I was a bit alarmed after I wrote my Liberty post to find people misquoting me as saying Liberty was definitely on its last legs. Yikes. I honestly didn’t mean to spread that rumour and to make amends I can report that Liberty is fighting the recession with a brand new overhaul to be unveiled on Valentine’s Day. Highlights will include a scarf hall, two floors of womenswear and new-to-Liberty labels Cacharel, Balmain, Josh Goot and Aquascutum. 

I’m most excited about the bazaar on the ground floor – whatever will it look like? The Liberty blog is the place to read all the as-it-happens news. For starters, they have reported that their allocation of Nike x Liberty high-tops will arrive on 14th Febuary and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
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