Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Health Quarter- Knightsbridge's new luxury supplement & skin care boutique

The Health Quarter is a new health store with a difference – more of a health boutique combining natural health with some luxury and glamour.

The boutique looks fresh  and serene with its white fixtures and fittings, pale green decor , potted plants and soft lighting with a French feel to the place. There ae a few freestanding glass fronted cupboards and a small cafe style table and chairs in the corner – tres chic.

They sell only brands with high quality nutritional supplements which may be a little bit more expensive but are free of any unnecessary ingredients such as artificial additives, preservatives, flavours, colours etc. There is also a selection of skincare products which are natural and organic, plus an organic cosmetic range so you can look after your body inside and out.

But the main uniqueness is that they have two resident nutritionists, Rosie and Claire, who offer one-to-one consultations on site to help you on the road to a better nutritional way of life.
Before the consultation, they will give you a health questionnaire and a three day food diary to complete which you then return to them at least 24hrs before the session.  The consultation usually takes an hour and Rosie or Claire will discuss the findings of the questionnaire and diary and then work out a nutrition programme for you to follow.

The initial consultation costs £85 and any follow ups (45mins) cost £70.
For privacy, these sessions are conducted before or after opening times.

The Health Quarter
3 Egerton Terrace

Friday, 27 April 2012

Disney Cinderella goes Designer with Christian Louboutin

Cinderella is renowned for her Glass Slipper, but this time Disney's Cinderella is going designer as Disney has invited Chrisitan Louboutin to add his own magic to the famous shoes.

Unfortunately we don't know the design yet as this will not be revealed until early July.
But we can have a guess.
Do you think it will have Louboutin's signature red sole?
And will he stick to the glass concept?

For updates keep checking

This collaboration comes the same year as Louboutin's 20th anniversary retrospective exhibition at the London Design Museum and the global high definition launch of Disney’s animated classic masterpiece ‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition on Blu-ray which will be released in the UK Sept 2012


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Jennifer Lopez wearing Herve Leger

Jennifer Lopez wears the gunmetal combo Selita dress from Herve Leger's SS12 collection.

Herve Leger Boutique 29 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9HX

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bloggers needed for Maurice Lacroix's The French Job

703 feet freediving world record attempt on the Côte d’Azur

Under the title of The French Job, luxury Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix is looking for four bloggers and one video blogger to travel with them to the French Cote d’Azur for two weeks in June to follow and document the diver Sebastien Murat as he attempts to break the freediving world record by diving 703 feet beneath the sea level.
Don’t worry, you’ll be covering the activities on the ground.
For more information go to:

Monday, 23 April 2012

Windows 7 name UltraBook - the hottest trend in the PC market

Most of us own a laptop and most of us couldn’t live without them.  They have become an essential accessory and like all accessories we want them to look good.  And to help us choose a great looking PC which will also suit our lifestyle needs, Windows 7 has created The Collection.  The Collection features PCs for gaming, entertainment, professional working or just everyday computing, but they all have one thing in common – style.

Asus Zenbook in Hot Pink
One of the hottest trends and ‘must haves’ in the PC market is the Ultrabook.
These are the new ‘super models’ of Windows PC – super slim, powerful and can party all day with their long battery life.  They fit the busy lifestyle, designed for people who work on the go and with Windows 7, tasks can be performed quickly.

Windows 7 Spring collection includes around 25-30 fashion conscious PCs, here’s a few that caught my eye:

The Asus Zenbook UX21

Asus Zenbook - rose gold
This has a cool design of a spun metallic finish in a colour palette of rose gold, hot pink and silver
The design team took inspiration from the thin and light profile of a super high quality watch.
They also wanted to create angular harmony with the side view showing a sharp culminating point on one end and a rounded smooth curve on the other.
RRP £757 Stockist Amazon

HP Envy Spectre
‘Envy’ is the name and that’s what your friends and colleagues will feel when they see this fashion forward ultrabook with its sleek style created by glass.  The glass (thin but also tough and scratch resistant) gives a polished and glossy look.
 Has Beats Audio system with 2 high performance speakers. Battery lasts up to 9.5 hours.
Available soon.

Lenovo IdeaPad U300

Inspired by a bound book, the design team gave the laptop U shaped corners and a margin of extension.  The aluminium surface was sandblasted and anodised to make it soft, smooth and durable resulting in a matt metallic finish.
Colour palette in on trend Clementine orange and graphite grey 
Has a breathable keyboard.
RRP £804 Stockist Amazon

Samsung Series 7 Slate
A must for the gadget lover.  Its tablet form makes it super portable, but also comes with a stand and separate keyboard to use in the office or at home.
Cool functions are its digitizer pen to write on it (it can be programmed to recognise your handwriting) and the touch screen interface.  
RRP £999.99
Stockist Curry and PC World

Toshiba Portege Z830

This super skinny model is a great item to be included in a capsule wardrobe:  taking you from day to night with its classic matt grey palette and its illuminated keyboard allowing you to still keep on typing when the lights are dimmed. Plus the long battery life of up to 8 hours helps.
RRP: £1169
Stockist Amazon

Bally's Urban Driver SS12 Shoe collection

OK it doesn't feel like spring and rumour has it that May is going to be the coldest May in history! But that doesn't mean we can't wear our Spring clothes, we just have to layer up our candy coloured tops with equally yummy fine knits and macs.
And for footwear, instead of sandals, keep your feet dry and warmer in the more subdtantial flats to wear with your coloured jeans and capris. Here's the new collection of Bally Urban Drivers - the Dalya Moccassin in glossy patent leather - giving a sorbet finish to their mouthwatering colours.
Available from  Price £295

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Elizabeth Taylors Jewellery - Emulate the look with QVC Diamonique Range

Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime documentary viewed on  Channel 4 this evening and showed Taylor's love affair with jewellery. She assembled over 300 pieces throughout her life, mostly gifts from her husbands. These pieces she cherished as they reminded her of happy memories and milestones in her life.
Unfortunately we won't be able to afford anything as priceless but we can emulate the look with  QVC's Diamonique range:

The Taylor Burton necklace

QVC's Diamonique 0.5ct tw Pear Drop Pendant chain Sterling Silver, item nbr 601745. Price £29.26

The Krupps Elizabeth ring

Get a similar look at a fraction of the price with QVC's Diamonique  by Tova 1.8ct Emerald Cluster ring in Sterling Silver item nbr 691197 Price £49.50

Emerald earrings, Part of the Emerald pieces,  gifted from Burton.

QVC Diamonique 4.4ct tw Pear Cut Cluster Drop earrings Sterling Silver. Item nbr 601463 Price £37.25

Online at:
Direct orders: 0800 50 40 30

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Value Retail -The Art of the Detail - a Chance to Win Some Fabulous Accessories

Inspired by Academy Award-winning film The Artist, the accessories campaign video stars an elegant, chic lady lounging by the pool.
She calls on the concierge to bring her a selection of fabulous accessories.
After numerous disappointing attempts, she looks away into the distance, where she spots and is soon heartened by the arrival of her perfect accessory: a glamorous, perfectly accessorised little dog.


Monday, 16 April 2012

Angelina Jolie's Engagement Ring - Get the Look with QVC

Angelina Jolie glowed radiantly as she attended the Chinese Art collection at the LA County Museum with Brad Pitt and their son Pax. Why? Maybe it has something to do with her new gorgeous emerald-cut diamond engagement ring

You can copy the design with QVC's Diamonique Solitaire Sterling Silver ring at £26.50.
Now all you have to find is a Brad Pitt look-a-like and you're sorted!

 Direct orders call 0800 50 40 30 and quote item nbr 601815

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lulu Guinness AW12 collection

The Lulu Guinness AW12 collection is called 'Don't Judge a Book By It's cover!'

Inspired by the eclectic book shop from the Audrey Hepburn film 'Funny Face and by Hepburn's 'Beauty and Brains' character. The above image shows the 'book' clutches in shocking pink with embossed gold foiling and black with white detailing.

There's the  Lulu book shop bags set on Charing Cross Road which is famous for its numerous art and vintage book stores.

The above box bag is designed as a stack of books with a mix of graphic text for the book titles.

Definitely a 'novel' collection

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Millie Mackintosh wears Rachel Gilbert dress

Millie Mackintosh has taken a shine to Rachel Gilbert's dresses. Earlier this year she looked glam in an emerald Angelina gown at the Brit Awards. And recently she sparkled in a nude coloured Marchella dress  in Episode 3 of the latest 'Made In Chelsea' series.
The Marchella dress is £784.
Images provided by Modus Publicity

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tara Reid wearing Rachel Gilbert

American film and TV star Tara Reid wearing the Rachel Gilbert's Nirvana dress from her AW11 collection. 
Tara was promoting her new film 'American Pie Reunion'

Images provided by Modus Publicity and Getty Images

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Very Irrésistible Givenchy with Liv Tyler Singing

For the first time, Liv Tyler, Givenchy’s muse, reveals her voice and sets her inner energy free in a reinterpretation of the INXS hit Need You Tonight.
An inspiring collaboration. Check it out. 
An unprecedented event is in the making for 2012. An extraordinary encounter between the worlds of rock ‘n’ roll and perfume, a new and unexpected twist to the fragrance Very Irrésistible Givenchy, orchestrated by Parfums Givenchy.

An electrifying song about desire and abandon, to which Liv brings a modern, elegant, sensual touch.
To mark this new episode in the Very Irrésistible Givenchy saga, the brand has concocted a fragrance, at once radiant and rebellious, that is true to Liv’s rock ‘n’ roll spirit:
Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose.
 A new interpretation of the fragrance that tells the story of an unpredictable rose turned utterly magnetic.

Monday, 9 April 2012

The Complete Marylebone Bride Looks

With their expertise in weddings, hairdresser Daniel Galvin, bridal dress designer Stephanie Allin, John Carter Flowers, bridal shoe designer Aruna Seth and the Little Venice Cake Company got together to show us their take on the complete Marylebone brides.

The May Queen bride is bohemian in style and relaxed in her manner. She takes her inspiration form nature and much of her wedding has a home made organic feel.

 Dress: Ingrid  after Ingrid Bergman,  column shape in beaded chiffon with cinched in waist
Hair; Swept loosely up and soft around face
Shoes: Astrid- cream leather wedge embwllished with Swarovski Elements crystal and leather bow heel.
Bouquet: a loose and wild posy of English garden flowers artfully designed to look as though the bride picked her own flowers whilst walking through a meadow.
Cake: Painted orchid- incorporates the hand painting technique with the design of orchids in a chosen colour.

The Happily Ever After bride has a  fairy tale setting and is dressed to impress.

 Dress: Sofia dress is structured and made of heavy silk grosgrain
Hair: inspired by our own princess royal wedding the hair is kept long and flowing.
Shoes: Farfalla - ivory satin peep toe court embellished with Swarovski Elements butterfly on the front.
Bouquet: Romance is the inspiration for this classic bouquet.
Cake: Firenze- A fresh, traditional four tier cake with a crisp, beautifully hand piped Little Venice Lace design.

To the Manor Born bride has a country wedding at a picturesque estate

Dress: Martine dress, easy to wear fish tail for a garden wedding with lace straps
Hair: soft and romantic inspired
Shoes: Sherri - nude satin sling back with Chantilly lace details
Bouquet: Quintessentially English full bloom rose in various shades of pink, picked from the garden that morning
Cake: Lace Veil creates an ethereal entrance to a wedding. The cake is lustred and stacked offset before a hand piped lace design has been hand-brushed for a similar effect.

The Only You bride likes to stand out, with a wedding that is anything but tradtitional.

Dress: Garbo palazzo pants instead of a tradtitional dress, with lace shrug for feminine touch
Hair; Coco Chanel style vintage look
Shoes: Cerise - white leather peep toe shoe with grosgrain bow detail on the heel and a line of Swarovski Elements crystals down the heel.
Bouquet: a cutting edge and striking pure white bouquet
Cake: Couture Rock and Rose - The most opulent wedding cake! Supersized tiers encased in 24 carat edible gold leaf, adorned with noir roses each showcasing a nugget of 24 carat gold.

The Belle of the Bow bride is a city bride whose wedding is meticulously planned and flawlessly chic with an inner city venue and an exquisit haute cuisine

Dress: Olivia dress satin reversed to create different look, vintage look
Hair: inspired by Sex and the City when Carrie got married to Mr Big
Shoes: Samantha- white metallic python print peep toe court with platform
Bouquet: A simple but uber chic dome of seasonal flowers
Cake: Faberge - Faberge is one of Little Venice Cake Company's most popular designs. Classic and romantic, the hand piped design is based on a Faberge tiara. Tiers can be directly stacked or blocked with fresh flowers.

The Silver Screen Dream bride prefers a style from a time gone by taking her inspiration from stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Dress: Hayworth dress with sweetheart shaped neckline
Hair: Dramatically swept up Hollywood style without a hair out of place.
Shoes: Josie satin court with swarovski embellished bow on the front
Bouquet: Flowers are super-luxe and styled to look totally sumptuous
Cake: 1950's Chic  wedding cake reflects a clean and comtemporary style.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Storm Watches AW12 womens collection

Colour blocking is one of the fashion trends and Storm have embraced this trend with their:
Kelli Watch

The Kelli watch features two tone colour ways: the oval face surrounded in a bold enamelled colour and the cut away detail strap and face in a paler shade. Above is the colour way of aqua and light pink.When checking or buying on line, note this is described as colour pink rather than aqua. Strangley they've decided on describing these watched by the colour of the strap and facing rather than the bolder colour surrounding the face.
The above 'purple' watch is a deep pinnk enamel with pale purple straps and facing.
Both prices at £99.99
Also available in Wild Red - a pale red strap and face surrounded by a bold orange circle.
But for the more classic look it does come in black (face, straps and circle) and also white.

For the metallic look there is the:
Piaza Watch

It's more of a watch and bracelet combined with the cut out ring detail and diamond etching. This stainless steel watch comes in a silver colour with white face or black face, price £94.99 plus gold colour at £109.99.
But love the mix of silver and gold of the above. price £109.99

 For a more vintage look the next two watches fit the bill:
Lustra Watch

A bracelet watch with diamond etchings and metallic dial. Available in either  silver or gold colour, or the silver/gold mix.  Pricearound £99.99

But for understated chic there's the classic vintage look of the:
Vian Watch

The leather strap for watches is one of the on trend looks. This watch is slim with a lizard print leather strap in:
Black with either rose gold (£84.99) or silver details (£74.99)
Brown  with gold details (£84.99)
This design emulates the vintage style of the gent's watch rather that of the ladies style watches which were tiny. But now in the watch world of chunky big watches this combines slim elegance whilst still allowing a larger style watch. 

For more details go



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