Events and shows

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Lolli lolli Lollipops Oh La La…..the french are coming

Lottie and I went along to Lollipops preview in Shoreditch East London recently for a nose around. I came across this Parision fashion and accessories brand years ago on holiday to Marbella. Then I bought a beautiful candy pink handbag (very now) and I fought over the last pair of silver mules with my friend Irene and due to some really dirty tricks she risked over 30 years of friendship when she surreptitiously bought the mules from under my very put out nose! Lollipops in Marbella closed down, I...

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Dangerous Women ………champagne, rebounding to teeth

I told you a few weeks ago that I was invited to the launch of the book Dangerous Women at Lauren Shanley’s workshop last week. Well friends the event was great, the book even better and the 3 authors are great. Here are some piccies of the event now all you have to do its put Dangerous Women on your Christmas stocking list. Here are some of my (many)favourite passages from the book to whet your appetite. Champagne I drink it when I’m happy And when I am sad...

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Its all on the head…Katherine Elizabeth Hats…..

I made my annual pilgrimage to Made in Clerkenwell Christmas open day at Craft Central in St John’s Square London. I was fairly targeted in my quest but got sidetracked by the wonderful ceramics by Ali Miller. I then climbed the very steep stairs to the 5th floor to my favourite milliner Katherine Elizabeth and bought two wonderful felt hats, one in caramel and the other in cream for a very reasonable £35 each. I also took some pics of the lovely Katherine at work. www.katherineelizabethhats.com  

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Come into my boudoir………

Now thats an invitation few should refuse (and despite constant perseverance on my part over the years) but many have. So knowing when to cut my losses and run I’ve given up attempting to lure em in! Anyway you, (me included) have been invited into this particular boudoir - BOUDOIR PRIVE to be more exact every month! Allow me to explain further….. The Boudoir Privé Story In the 18th century, a woman’s boudoir was her sanctum. A place to retreat, reflect and experiment with her hair and beauty in the comfort of...

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TK Maxx an all day extravaganza

I have a bit of history with TK Maxx but not in the way you might think. I once went for a job at their Head Office in Watford doing something very unglamorous and much to my chagrin, the confidence I had in my own abilities and their confidence in them didn’t quite marry up so that was that! So possessing a concilitory nature, I found myself on Tuesday 6th September on my way to a bloggers lunch hosted by TK Maxx in Panoramic private members bar at the...

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The Eclectic Presents….

  Eclectic: “the combining of elements from a variety of sources” Such a definition could not be more appropriate. Friday 9th September marked the first of a very exciting new shopping experience in Nottingham: ‘the eclectic presents…” Hosting hand-crafted wares from specially selected designers and creators, this fantastic collective includes bearers of jewellery, clothes, beauty products, candles, bags, headwear, bunnies (of the material kind)….. the list continues! Here at Access Accessories, we strive to bring to the table the best in small, independent sellers, as well as those already well established in the...

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GUESS parties with Vogue Fashion’s Night Out!

I do love an occasion.  8th September 2011 marks the GUESS Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. The event, described as an ‘after-hours shopping extravaganza’ is in the diary of any fashionista worth her weight in luxe. I will be heading to GUESS on London’s Regent Street (their flagshop store), who have two  fabulous new offerings, raising money for the Kids Company charity which provides emotional, practical and educational support to children and young people. The first (1) is a printed tee featuring the beautiful Drew Barrymore in the brand’s 1987 ad campaign....

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AND THE WINNER IS……………..

PACHACUTIE who won the Observer Ethical Awards 2011. They’ve always been a winner in my eyes!! This is what they say…. OBSERVER ETHICAL AWARD FOR PACHACUTI IN FASHION & ACCESSORIES CATEGORY June 10th 2010 Pachacuti has been pronounced the winner of the Fashion & Accessories category at the Observer Ethical Awards, the UK’s ‘Green Oscars’, at an award ceremony that took place on the evening of June 9th 2011, at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Pachacuti was commended by an eminent panel of 32 judges which included...

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Craft Central Clerkenwell 19 – 22 May

Check out the many unique artisans such as jewellery makers, milliners, ceramics, artists, fashion designers in their workshops during open workshop week from 19 May – 22 May at Craft Central in Clerkenwell. I am a major fan. They are all independent and deserve our support and every success. Clink on the link below and print the invitation INVITATION_Made in Clerkenwell_19-22May2011 I went in December and it is fascinating and great fun. I picked up some lovely items and made some great discoveries such as Orizu hats by Edie...

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Ladies Pamper Lunch

Now ladies I don’t know about you but I always love a good old pampering, be nice to me session, all the more so when it is accompanied by a nice few drinks, a buffet, and a chance to indulge in some retail therapy and a bit of self help and fortune telling all in aid of charity too. Whats there not to like. Well all this and more is happening on the 4th of July at the Holiday Inn – Cheshire Oaks in Ellesmere Port. So if you...