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Monday, 28 November 2011

Designer Warehouse Sale

Hello, its been a while sorry for the silence. This time its not the kids taking up my time but work related matter... a job, no job, may still have a job, waiting to find out what's going on...All change on the senior executive level (again). Don't 'they' know I have a Net-a-Porter habit to support. I also enjoy going out to work to get a break from the kids! So right now I may be getting a P45 in the post but until that happens I'll don my designer gear, put my best smile on and face the day :-)




5/6 ISLINGTON STUDIOS
THANE WORKS
THANE VILLAS
LONDON N7 7NU
NEAREST TUBE:  HOLLOWAY ROAD (3 MINUTES) FINSBURY PARK (4 MINUTES)
ADMISSION £2
THE DESIGNER WAREHOUSE SALES
ONLY 5 DAYS TO GO
KEEP CALM THERE'S STILL 23 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS!
Expect from: A COMMON THREAD AIGNER ALLEGRI ALBERTA FERRETTI AMERICAN VINTAGE ANDERSON & LAUTH ANNA MOLINARIANNE-LOUISE ROSWALD ANTIK APANAGE APRILE & APRILE ATTIC & BARN BABAKUL BARACUTA BARBARA WIGGINS BALLANTYNEBECKERMAN BEST BEHAVIOUR BIKKEMBERG BITTE KINI RAULBLACQUA BLITZ BLUMARINE BOBI BOLONGARO TREVOR BURBERRYBY MALENE BIRGER CARATERE CARLOPIK CALVIN KLEIN CATHERINE MALANDRINO CAVALLI CAVALLERIA TOSCANA CELINE CLASS CCDKCECILA PRADO CERRUTTI CHLOE CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER CHRISTIAN DIOR CHRISTOPHER FISCHER CRISTINA GAVIOLI CRUZ CLOTHINGCUSTOM MORE DAVID AND SCOTTI DAY DESIGNERS MARKETDESIGNERS REMIX DOLCE & GABBANA D.M. ELLE MACPHERSONEMOZIONI ENRICO COVERI ERMANO SCERVINO ESSENTIALSEUROPEAN COUTURE EXTE FAITH 'FAY' BY TODS FENDI FERRAGAMOFRANKLIN & MARSHALL FURLA FULL CIRCLE GALLIANOGIANFRANCO FERRE GIANNI GIVENCHY GLOW GOAT GRAB GRAHAM & SPENCER GUCCI HARTFORD HELMUT LANG HIGH HOSS INTROPIAHUNZA ICEBERG JIL SANDER JOHN RICHMOND JUST CAVALLI JULIEN MCDONALD KAREN BY SIMONSEN KARL DONOGHUE KREME LAURA LEES MAC MACKINTOSH MAJE MALIPRAMI MALO MANDERINA DUCKMANIYAK MANTEGNA MARITHE & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD MASONS MARC BY MARC JACOBS MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN MARTIN MARGIELAMICHAEL DE NARDO MIMOSA MISSONI MOSCHINO MUSA MYLANATION NEIL BARRETT NEW SCOTLAND NOBODY NORTHLAND NU WOMAN OAKLAND ONCE UPON A TIME OYUNA P.A.R.O.S.H PATRIZIAPEPE PEOPLE'S MARKET PLEIN SUD POLECEI PRADA PRAIRIE NEW YORK PRESTO PUMA RALPH LAUREN RAINBEAUX REBECCA TYLERRED DOT REPEAT REPLAY RITES ROBERTO CAVALLI ROBERTA SCARPA ROCCO BAROCCO RICK OWENS RINDI ROMEO GIGLI SEE BY CHLOE SEMON CASHMERE SENECA RISING SERGIO ROSSI SIWY SOLOSOPHIA KOKOLO SAKI SOPHIE SWIRE STELLA FORREST TARA JARMON TOM FORD TRACY REECE UNKNOWN VALENTINO VALENTINO RED VELVET VIVIENNE WESTWOOD VERA WANG VERSACE WISH YOHJI YAMAMOTO 120% 360 SWEATERS 575 JEANS All under one roof, and our prices are up to 70% off. HAPPY SHOPPING HAPPY CHRISTMAS
WOMENSWEAR SALE
FRIDAY 2nd - SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER
FRI 10-8PMSAT 10-6PMSUN 11-5PM
information  tel: 020 7697 9888 Email: info@designerwarehousesales.com

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Shopping plans foiled

I could weep, there have been some major sample sales happening in and around London  but I had to give them all a miss....Mr Fashion (Twin 1) chose to bite into a Persil liquid tab whilst at the new childminders; so frantic dash to A&E in rush hour. Thankfully its not toxic and he was not harmed in any way. Just lots of coughing, throwing up but nothing got properly ingested to foam up inside him or go into his lungs! We had to hang about for 3 hours for him to be observed. They wanted to check if he would do a bowel movement (which he obliged) and no it did not smell any nicer than normal. He's learnt his lesson and this is probably his first childhood memory as he tell's it; "Shazzon house, blue washing, bite it, yucky, was sick...". so there you go - his speech therapist would be proud of that sentence construction.

So no Gina shoes for me, no Lara Bohic jewellery, no Goat cashmere, No Jenny Packham glamourous evening wear :-(

Hopefully nothing else will happen and I'll see if I can make these sales - I'm always out for a bargain!


What: Ann Louise Roswald and Queene and Belle
Why: Clothing, accessories, fabrics and textiles from £10.
When: 21 Nov. Mon., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: The Toy Factory, 11-13 Corsham St., N1 6DP (020 7250 1583). Map It


What: Tania
Why: Up to 70 per cent off cashmere and knits.
When:
 22 & 23 Nov. Tues., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 61 Addison Rd., W14 8JJ (020 7602 3168).
Map It

What: Tatjana Anika
Why: Up to 60 per cent off bikinis and beachwear.
When: 23 & 24 Nov. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Biondi, 55b Old Church St., SW3 5BS. Map It

What: Lingerie Sale
Why: Up to 80 per cent off lingerie and loungewear from designers Damaris, Mimi Holliday, Sexy Panties and Naughty Knickers, Beautiful Bottoms and more.
When: 29 Nov. Tues., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA. Map It
What: Jamie Jewellery
Why: Jewellery and accessories from £10.
When: 29 & 30 Nov. & 1 Dec. Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 12 Holmdale Gd., NW4 2LX (020 8457 1313). Map It
Jamie also sells on ASOS - where I picked up this long star chain necklace. Its very pretty and strikes the right delicate balance and adds golden glimmer to warm up an Autumnal outfit 

Sale details Courtesy of Daily Candy 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sparkling like a precious object

That's what we called our first born Curly Haired Beauty (middle name)...OK we did go a little mad when we named her but she was our very much longed for daughter.

Here are a few lovely sparkling things that caught my eye - perfect to dress up a dull outfit that needs some cheer and extra oomph. Taking a style leaf from The Queen, wear near to the face so the light from the crystals radiates your complexion.

*note I put the most expensive one first! Forgive my deluxe taste I know in these squeezed times we should be more restrained but it doesn't mean we can't window shop and marvel.

Diamond Spray Brooch guide price at auction from Bonhams £1500-2000
 Crystal oversized brooch from Debenhams £40 Super shiny and glitzy, I must have been a magpie in a previous life.

Crystal and Pearl Brooch from Accessorize  £9 This is more my budget and will look great pinned against my grey faux fur collar. 

Sophia Loren image from here

Monday, 7 November 2011

Party dresses - no red wine allowed

Something different for the party season, a white dress to make you stand out from the sea of LBD's

ALICE by Temperley Long Mirabel Dress £200 - get it quick its on sale


Whistles beaded collar dress  £195
Lipsy sequin shift dress £60 from ASOS
Reiss Peacock dress  £195 - OK I cheated a little its really cream in colour....

Saturday, 5 November 2011

They know me so well

I was luckily enough to receive gift vouchers for my birthday - Selfridges and ASOS . How wonderful is that and how well do my friends and family know me; to feed my shopping habit!!!

Mmmm what to get? Maybe...
Or
By Pip Studio - Birds of Paradise pattern. This will look jolly cheerful in my bathroom.

Or try out a new perfume for the Autumnal season? Tom Ford Black Orchid £60 for 50 ml
Something totally frivolous a diamante skull & cross bone pendant by Vivienne Westwood £70 - all from Selfridges

Get ahead and start planning my Christmas party outfit? A/Wear slinky jumpsuit £40

I can totally see myself shimmying around the dance floor in this square pailette shift dress £120 both from ASOS

So a big thank you to everyone - as well as joy of being given a gift voucher, the thoughtfulness of letting me have the experience of browsing on-line, as well as being able to 'purchase' what I want is truly a lovely present for me. Mwah

Thursday, 3 November 2011

40 years and 9 days

No tear, no tantrums (well not by me) and my face hasn't dramatically aged overnight since turning 40 - my greatest fear. The office gave me a sweet little celebration and a lot of 'well I would never had known you were that old' and 'whats your beauty secret?' written in the cards. So here's a list of what I've been slathering on and right now my skin has never looked and felt smoother!

Daily routine
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Clarins Toning lotion with Iris
Clarins Vital Light Serum
Champneys Collagen Intense Eye Therapy
Origins Brighter by Nature SPF 35 moisturiser

Twice a week
Elemis Skin Buff exfoiliator

Once a week
Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask
I picked these products mainly for their toning, exfoliating and brightening properties. I think dull looking skin is very ageing. I have some dark patches on my face (NOT age spots) when I was last pregnant with the twins that has never really faded. So I hope with more regular use they may also start to go away too. I don't suffer from any deep lines or creases in my face (unlike D with is Sid James forehead) but I put that down to giving up sunbathing at 10 years ago and not smoking (smug me). No crows feet, no eye-bags, no puppet lines. Lucky old me!

Its never been a chore to look after my skin - I like putting in the effort of having a beauty routine. The skin is your biggest organ and has so many functions protecting you daily from infection, UV light, pollution, waterproofing ...you gotta love your skin and care for it Ladies. You're worth it...