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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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WISH-UPON-A-TAG WITH HELP FROM FACEBOOK AND WESTFIELD STRATFORD

WISH-UPON-A-TAG WITH HELP FROM FACEBOOK AND WESTFIELD STRATFORD This Christmas, Westfield Stratford are offering you the chance to win one of 40 amazing prizes, including a GUESS timeless Vessel watch worn by X Factor finalist Marcus Collins, worth £125. Simply log on and LIKE the Westfield Stratford City Facebook page and follow the simple instructions. Tagging yourself to the image of the GUESS Watch will automatically enter you into the fantastic prize draw, courtesy of H Samuel. Be sure to re-visit Facebook daily and tag yourself once everyday to...

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Lets get dressed for baking.

Ali Miller I mentioned previously that I made my annual trip to the open day Made in Clerkenwell at Craft Central last week primarily to visit Katherine Elizabeth. I came across a wonderful ceramics deisgner called Abi Miller who designs and makes gorgeous and quirky tea sets, plates, aprons and tea towels. Now I have taken to cooking and baking in a big way lately largely due to the fact I am ‘between jobs’ a fancy word for unemployed and in order to look the part of the professional...

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Post Its go all 21st century…..

I love POST ITs! In my opinion they are the best inventions ever, I particularly like the giant ones and the ones in pink and blue. I write all kinds of nonsense on them, they pop up all over the place, all dog eared, years later in jargon I always fail to understand but clearly meant at the time! I’ve found them in my bed, stuck to the back of coats and jumpers, attached to food stuffs in the fridge and in my knicker drawer (don’t ask) to name...

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Hanging on the POP phone……………………….(as in the Blondie song)

POP PHONE Its that time of year again when a gal like me gets invited to all sorts of interesting previews and events showcasing the next big thing for SS12 and beyone. Being a naturally nosy sort I love sniffing around and finding new things and I was very taken with this new invention which is so simple I am surprised no-one else has thought of it before……………..Readers I bring you the POP PHONE! Now before you all think my brain has gone POP and popped right out of...

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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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Where I receive a lovely surprise

I came home from work the other day and saw a strange looking bulky black envelope sitting in my hall! It didn’t look like a bill or a savage demand from the Inland Revenue or even a debt collector so I opened it and out popped a beautiful Smythson (don’t you know!) notebook from the girls at Isabella Oliver saying thanks for supporting them! Now isn’t that nice?I thought so too. As it happens, they have introduced handbags this season to accompany their belts and scarves, and very nice...

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Umbrellas of London – Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

All of this rain, wind and general turbulent weather patterns has found me thinking rather bizarrely of one of my favourite movies Les Parapluies de Cherbourg which has Catherine Deneuve and others pranching about in puddles singing and generally making rain quite fun and attractive – yes I know my mind works in very very mysterious ways! Now I usually eschew nice and expensive umbrellas, due in no small part to the fact that the minute the rain stops, me being a fickle sort tend to forget the damned...

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Micro Mini

  Things are getting smaller (and not just men or our bank balances!). Bags are too. I am loving the new micro mini pochette phase that is sweeping the catwalks at the moment. Isn’t the Gucci one (pictured on cover) and this furry one from Simonetta Ravizza (below) Gone are the giant totes that you get lost in rummaging looking for your purse, in are these cute little hand held mini clutches – aren’t they just divine. I love this Stella McCartney mini bag (below) They are bonsai versions of...

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Make your own with Hannah makes things

I came across this kitschy but cutsey website today with a great name of Hannah Makes Things. This is what they say about themselves ‘Hannah Makes Things is a range of jewellery and accessories designed by Central Saint Martins graduate Hannah Nuttall. With a focus on all things, fun, kitsch, unusual and gloriously shiny we set about creating jewellery to make people stop and say wow! Based in Manchester, UK we design items in house and use a range of techniques, materials and processes to create our pieces. We...

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