Archive | June, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Queen Elizabeth II is the Fairest of Them All!!

23 Jun

She is 86 years old and look at that skin! It looks, soft, smooth, plump – what is your secret Ma’am?!

Queen Elizabeth II – aged 86

Apparently, her age defying skin is thanks to Murray’s Emollient Skin Cream – but sorry ladies – it is not publicly available…. yet.

I would love to know more about the Queen – her tips on beauty, style and staying fit and healthy well into your 80s – can’t see her writing an autobiography though – and that she’s mysterious is one of the great things about her!

K x

Kate Spade Handbags – GIMMEEEE

15 Jun

I wasn’t aware of the Kate Spade brand before they recently opened a store at the Dubai Mall. Maybe I have been living in a fashion cave (probably) or maybe it is only just expanding internationally. Either way – welcome Kate Spade – me likes ya luggage!

Kate Spade Humbug Bag (not its official name)

 This delicious leather treat reminds me of a humbug sweet – yummy! And at $400 is not too pricey – considering the quality is very high – I was impressed as I poked around all the bags in the shop. 

Kate Spade Metallic Shopper

 

Kate Spade Beautiful Burnt Orange Leather

Kate Spade New Bond Street Chic

 

Kate Spade Queen of the Nile Clutch

 

If only I were not spending all my money on launching my label…I know where I’d be spending this month!

K x

www.katespade.com

Cheryl Cole and Cameron Diaz…fit?

8 Jun

No – this post is not a discussion of the various physical merits of Ms Cole and Ms Diaz (although between them there are many!)…it is of course about the fit..or not…of their clothes.

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Here they both are – at the recent London premier of “What to Expect when you’re Expecting” – Cheryl in Victoria Beckham and Cameron in Stella McCartney. High profile event – high profile designers…so why Cameron did you not get the trousers shortened?? It does not look good – such a simple bit of tailoring – heck you could have done it yourself with some chewing gum.

Now – Cheryl – it’s not your fault – VB’s racer front dress just doesn’t quite work – it even bags at the bust on VB herself:

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I actually really like the racer front look – but either the fabric has to mould and move with the body (stretch) or the fabric and fit have to be just perfect for the person wearing it – difficult to achieve in ready to wear.

And – well – I have to say it – VB’s dress, as modeled by Cheryl, takes the Alexander McQueen “curtain skirt” (as I like to call it) just too literally – its practically fashion plagiarism!

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Image From McQueen’s final collection (before Sarah Burton took over) – he left us with the “curtain skirt” – Thanks Lee 🙂

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K x

REN Skincare – I love it!

3 Jun

Converted…you should try it – smells good, feels good, does good.

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