Thursday, August 30, 2012

Victoria Has The Moves Like Jagger.....

And it goes like this.............................

At last, fans of this glam lingerie label need not travel all the way to the US as *drum roll* Victoria's Secret has landed in the *not too shabby* surroundings of uber sophisticated New Bond Street, London.

I'm picturing a mad rush *thinking back to when Abercrombie & Fitch opened it's doors in central London all those years ago*. But I do plan to visit the store in the very near future. My glamfab spies will be my eyes and ears on the ground for now, in the meantime though, a little of why we love VS...... 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Cure & The Cause

I need to be 'heeled'. And why? Well, ever since this man came into my life..................

Said life has not been the same. Runners and flipflops, collectively known as 'flats' have...well, taken a backseat.  A trip, (and by trip I mean walk) to the local café, a mere 2 minutes door-to-door can seem like an age away in the glamorously incorrect footwear.

But it's only a suitable 'below the ankle accessory' if the ground on which I tread is even and smooth. Y'see, I now live in a world paved with calçadas. Pretty, right? Wrong! And not always as smooth as butter either! It is a nightmare for my killer heels.

 So, what's a gal to do?

Heavens no!...although I am surprisingly calm. Plan B has been swung swiftly into action. Feast your eyes fashionistas......some of my faves................


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Million Dollar Mani.....

Well not quite.....but you'll not get much change out of a cool mill (not if you shop n pamper the way I do, that is!)

I feel like we have come full circle on this one. My very first blog post was about a new trend in nail painting. Now, thanks to my good friend and stylista, Greg from Portugal Confidential and Portugal LOL, my blinged-up attention has been steered in the direction of.....Azature's Black Diamond Nail Lacquer. Feast your eyes and prepare to marvel.....

And my exact hand posture (nails noticeably un-mani'ed in my version) as coin a phrase and in best newspaper-seller voice 'read all about it'.

Lovely, nice coverage, cute bottle you may say. What's all the fuss about? Allow me to continue...are you sitting down? Hollywood based jewelry couturier to the stars, Azature has produced a nail lacquer containing 267 carats of black diamonds, how nice of him! I am getting that tingly feeling......but luxury this immense comes at a price with a capitol P! If you have a cool quarter of a mill ($250k) lying around doing nothing, may I suggest a mani like no other? And if Azature wants to 'showcase this style in nails' I am not going to argue. 

For those who do not want to re-mortgage the humble abode to afford this extravagence, a department store version (complete with one real black diamond in every bottle) is available at an even cooler $25.

The Black Diamond King - Azature

And a manicure should never be allowed to bask in the glory alone. You've got change for those all important accessories, right?


Monday, August 6, 2012

A-head of the Game

With my August social calendar well and truly under way, next on my fashion agenda is that delicate subject of head-wear. An up-and-coming 'hat party' is pencilled into the diary for Wednesday...cue the brown trilby. I don't have an obvious head for hats (or indeed heights), however, this one looks pretty good!

A hat for every occassion: from practical and fave fashionistas do with ease what I yearn to master.

To the downright.......unusual............................................Oh Gaga, I would expect nothing less!

And the rather 'pleasing to the eye' haute couture creations.................................