Thursday, 28 July 2011


The weather is forecasted to be warm and sunny this weekend. So if you happen to be in South of the River. Go check out Vintage at South Bank Centre.

Its a 3 day party to celebrate all things Vintage, Film, Art, Fashion, Music etc with 250 sellers at the vintage market.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

If you are not already tired of the Sales

july 2011 sample sales!
Hot stuff.
What: Mr. Hare
Why: Up to 70 per cent off men’s shoes.
When: Today & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Rochelle School & Club Row, Arnold Circus, E2 7ES. Map It
What: Citizens of Humanity and Goldsign
Why: Up to 70 per cent off jeans.
When: Today-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 85 Great Eastern St., 1st flr., EC2A 3HY (020 7739 9292). Map It
What: Sara Berman
Why: Up to 75 per cent off clothing and accessories from past seasons.
When: Today, noon-6 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: James Cameron House, 12 Castlehaven Rd., std. 3, NW1 8QW. Map It
What: Rigby & Peller
Why: Up to 95 per cent off luxury lingerie, swimwear and nightwear.
When: Today, 4-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA. Map It
What: Orlebar Brown
Why: Swimwear and T-shirts for men from £25.
Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln., E1 6QL. Map It
What: Jesse’s Threads
Why: Vintage children’s clothes (ages 1-10) from £10.
When: 30 & 31 July. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Violet Cakes, 47 Wilton Way, E8 3ED (020 7275 8360). Map It
Photo: Siri Stafford / Thinkstock

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


There are Trophy wives, Power wives and then there is Wendi Deng ......she's raised the game. She might start a trend for multi-millionaires to trade in second wives for third wives who can act as a body guard.

See what all the fuss was about HERE

It was a little tricky to find a photo of her without Rupert Murdoch attached to her arm.

Photos from Google Images

Monday, 18 July 2011

You can't touch this

Sometimes things on Sale are on Sale for a very good reason....

I've been trying to ignore the constant messages from Net a Porter, Flannels, My-Wardrobe etc. for their final sale sale, with extra discounts.

I don't think so but click here to buy if these golden harems float your boat.

Baco foil springs to mind when I look at this Cavalli number.

Of course I am only selecting the worse looking from the Sales. So I do not tempt you to have a look

Friday, 15 July 2011

A Vintage Year

Less than 4 months to go before I *takes deep breath* turn 40....I'm in good company, 1971 was a good year for Fashion creatives: Julian MacdonaldMatthew WilliamsonStella McCartney to name a few. Plus Mulberry, how I worship at their altar of leather loveliness!

I'm feeling less anxious about this milestone age - see my beauty views on ageing here HERE. And in no way whatsoever am I comparing my self to these lovely ladies who share my birth year....

Did I mention a few months back, I was sat in next door booth to her above? She was having lunch with Paul McCartney. We were at the Dean Street Town House. Coincidentally I was there today for afternoon tea and can highly recommend the Mint ice cream with Pimms jelly.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I want nothing new to wear

but maybe these.....?

all available from Net a Porter

Year's ago (actually for my 30th birthday - yikes nearly 10 years ago) D and I went to Florence, we ate our body weight on amazing food, visited the art galleries and somehow managed to stuff our suitcase with a heap of Missoni iconic stripy towels. These were marked down in a local sale and we thought they were at a bargain price. This was when the Lira was still the local currency and you had to walk about with a wodge of notes and felt rich as a millionaire, a Lira Millionaire! 

When life gets less complicated (children grow older) and hopefully less messy, I still yearn to decorate it and have a home full of zigzags.

Images from Hotel Missoni

Thursday, 7 July 2011

RIP zoom zoom zoom

My car has been taken away, scrapped, discarded, no more good times, no more jolly jaunts around town. It was a faithful machine that I had for more than 7 years. Pre-owned by two careful lady drivers, it always managed to pass its MOT, never stalled and always had a bit of poke when the lights turned green and I could zoom off. But last month it got poorly, wasn't sure why but later found out after a fraughtful trip and back from the garage - It was leaking transmission fluid and needed a new gearbox. The costs would have been more than the actual value of the car. I had such great times in this car, went to so many places, pre-kids, post-kids. We comicly soldiered on stuffing it with car seats pretending we didn't need a bigger car with 3 small children but....now we have to take the deep scary step and think about purchasing a 'Mummy Wagon'. Those of you have seen my  Twitter ramblings (go on follow me there) this is a major deal for me. There are no nice ones out there! I might as well drive a bus and be done with my cool factor. How can I go from this (Mazda 323 Executive)? Check out that sporty looking spoiler...

To this?

Now I'm no petrol head but I do catch the occasional Top Gear episode - I've even had a distant relative star in a 'Star in a a Reasonable Priced Car' slot (he was the fastest Welshman on the show).
Look at this horror! I can't stand MPV's, the clunky lines, the massive size *shudders* how do you park this in a supermarket? We rented a VW Touran over the Christmas period, ferrying kids, loaded with presents etc it still wasn't big enough for our needs.

I still have my heart set on owning a Nissan Figaro, my friend Z, gave me first refusal as she was planning selling her one. My heart says yes but my head knows I can only fit in one passenger as the back seat is only good enough for a large handbag.  Which child to choose to accompany me on trips out? Decisions, decisions...

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Thank you Kate/Polaroid Sun

Hurrah - I won something! My first ever prize through a Blog competition - Thank you Kate at Make Do Style and Polaroid Sun for my very fetching 50's style sunglasses. With the return of the sunshine I have been wearing these Marilyn sunnies nearly every day. The science bit works, I'm not screwing up my eyes (saving my wrinkles) from the glare of the sun. They are very light to wear on my nose. Perfect pair statement sunglasses that add a real touch of glam to my day. THANK YOU , THANK YOU.

I will stop gushing now....its just I never win anything - OK a little lie, I won a Blu-ray player and 20 blu-ray discs last year but I gave it to my brother cause my TV is so old it was not compatible and didn't have the enough Scart plug thingy to make it work. So I was elated I won but I didn't get to benefit and enjoy the new cinema experience. But these Polaroid sunglasses are a real joy to have won and I'm not going to give them away. They're all mine.
Isn't it annoying when technology moves on? My TV was a wedding present from my dad (9 years ago)- at the time we thought it was the hugest thing ever, So I don't want to get rid of it as it still works and so heavy, the twins can't knock it over. Then science moves onto Plasma screen, LED screens; TV's so thin you can hang on the wall. For Christmas I was given an iPod Touch, so I gave my Nano iPod to Curly Haired Beauty. I remember bouncing on a birthing ball when pregnant with her, singing tunelessly to The Killers. The things you do to get a baby to head down and come out! She's 4 and has her own MP3 player. I was probably in my teens before I owned my own Walkman (remember them?). There are only 40 songs on her playlist. Mostly of the Disney/Musical variety plus Katie Perry's Fireworks song. The other day Mr Fashion wanted to have a go listening and so I popped the headphones on him. He thought he looked the business with these Sony headphones.

I admit he did look super cute but he's 2!!! Will he ever know about computer keyboards and mouses (or is that mices?). Or when he reaches school ages will it all be virtual screens with lots of hand waving to make things move remotely...