Saturday, 11 June 2011

Bidding War

Some of the many stunning dresses which are going under the hammer @
Natalia Vodianova's 2011 Love Ball: "The White Fairly Tale"
Balmain by Christophe Decarnin
Riccardo Tisci
Gareth Pugh
Olivier Theyskens
Vivienne Westwood
6 Jul 2011
Chateau de Wideville, Paris

Overrated

St Pancras Spa @ St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
The verdict: Instead of the aromatic infusion & the zen-like calmness of a welcoming sanctuary, what you get when entering the new basement spa @ St Pancras hotel are the smell of cheap perfume & the stuffy, poorly ventilated atmosphere which makes you rethink your spa escape as the traffic-filled Euston Rd up above seems to provide better fresh air than here. Certainly very little of £150 million transformation of this 138 year-old station hotel was spent on the spa. It has, to be fair, good facilities & the Ottoman-style pool area is quite unique. But seeing is one thing, as experiencing it makes you realise how badly designed the place is. Amenities are extremely limited. The tempting & creative spa menu reads well & although the treatments are pretty good, the pushy (in selling their heavily fragranced products) & untrained receptionists will not fail to put you back in a bad mood all over again. You need a spa treatment, preferably elsewhere, to recover from an experience at this provincial service, badly lit with funky smell.... ummmm.... spa?! Never again!

stpancrasspa.co.uk

I've been blogged!!

New addition

Balenciaga SS11
balenciaga.com

Lazy Saturday

............ chicken katsu curry lunch @ Wagamama

Friday, 10 June 2011

First Look

Tom Ford Beauty
AW11/12 ad campaign featuring Lara Stone & Tom Ford photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
tomford.com

A night @ the cinemas

Pedro Almodóvar's first feature film
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón" (Spain - 1980)

Divorce Party

Karen & Jack setting a new trend?? I hope so!!!

New addition

Orlebar Brown swim shorts
orlebarbrown.co.uk

Day out

............ Bless jacket, Omar Kashoura shirt, Uniqlo jeans & bStore shoes

Kate Winslet 4 St.John

St.John's AW11/12 ad campaign starring Kate Winslet photographed by Craig McDean.
sjk.com

Love it!

........... the Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham

Book of the week

Marc: A Retrospective

Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs styled by Katie Grand photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Industrie Issue2

Night cap

@ Fernandez & Wells
fernandezandwells.com

Dessert fix @ Massimo

Dinner @ Nopi

The verdict: ...........and the Mediterranean tapas scene in London just got even better!!
21-22 Warwick Street, London W1B
nopi-restaurant.com