31.5.11

BaByliss Pool Party

Last week I attended a party to celebrate BaByliss new hair stylers. At the posh Haymarket Hotel we sampled delicious culinary treats, sipping tasty cocktails and enjoying Henry Holland’s DJ performances. Oh yeah, and I managed to try the Root Boost, Wave Envy and Big Hair Drier. All I can say is – Thank you BaByliss for making my early mornings a bit less of a nightmare!

Henry Holland was responsible for the amazing music

Clerkenwell Design Week


Last week I made my way to Clerkenwell to check out the newest trends in the world of interior design, decorations and architecture. The exhibition gathered quite a list of designers and brands, who had their latest creations and innovations on displays at the artistic showrooms scattered around East London. The Farmiloe Building – the main CDW building was home to some of the most exciting names in design and contemporary art. 




26.5.11

Pin Up Girl

Today is the final day of Clerkenwell’s Design Week, which celebrates the creativity and innovation in architecture, interior design and art.  The next post will be dedicated to the pop-up exhibition, featuring plenty of photos. Here, though, is one of the main events, which took part of CDW – Lulu Guiness’ installation. The British handbag designer has created a life-sized pin art structure, which encourages guests to be creative and make their own full body sized portrait. The installation, inspired by Lulu’s autumn winter collection is constructed by 6000 aluminium pins, which change according to the individual body shape. Check out some of the most original designs on the facebook page or make your way to Clerkenwell and have some fun trying your own artistic skills. Below is my creation, not quite sure what it is, but hey, this is art, n’est pas?


25.5.11

Le Look du Jour


24.5.11

Edinburgh Photo Diary

Last weekend I visited one of my best friends who studies in Edinburgh (or shall I say studied and is soon to be a proud graduate). The weather was chilly and windy, but the warm emotions and heat up student parties definitely compensated for the cold feet. Here are a few snaps I manage to take…before the wind almost managed to blow my camera away.








Our kite, though, did not have the same luck and got carried away by the strong wind.

23.5.11

Blue is the New Yellow

Selfridges’ new initiative – Project Ocean – is one of the most stylish recent campaigns. Throughout May and the rest of the summer, the department store dedicates its windows, shop floors and events to the protection of the seas and oceans. Last week I attended one of their talks, organized by Selfridges’ creative director Alannah Weston. The talked aimed to raise awareness in the public and to confront the issues of the two oppositions in the conflict - fishing companies and ecologists. In terms of fashion there’s plenty going on – Katherine Hamnett has created a capsule T-shirt collection, which would raise money for the creation of a Marine Protected Area in the Philippines. The jeweller Steven Webster and shoe designer Tabitha Simmons have also contributed to the project with their signature pieces, which could be purchased exclusively at Selfridges this month. Stop and think about the conservation of the sea.

17.5.11

Preppy Chic in Covent Garden

Last week Timmy Hilfiger set up his Prepworld Pop-up Boutique in London’s Covent Garden. The American designer has teamed with Lisa Birnbach author of The Preppy Handbook. The Hampton’s Beach style house is meant to open in various fashionable locations. Their next stop on the journey after London would be Stockholm. As a huge Tommy fan, I didn’t miss the chance to have a sneak peak at the beautiful clothes, which celebrate the re-birth of the preppy. 


 
One of the models from Tommy Hilfiger's latest campaign 



15.5.11

Harvey Nichol's Homage to McQueen

Seeing that I won’t make it to New York’s Metropolitan Museum Retrospective of Alexander McQueen, I went to Knightsbridge the other day for some window shopping. As homage to the talent of one of the greatest British designers, Harvey Nichols will display this month some of his greatest creations. The achieve pieces represent some of the outstanding designs in his career, creating fascination and mixed emotions when first presented on the catwalk. For those, who never saw the pieces in Paris, nor can make it to the Big Apple, here is a taste of the brilliant, one of a kind creativity of Alexander McQueen. 







3.5.11

2.5.11

Le Look du Jour