Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Notting Hill Panto!! Xx

So we went to the Last Night of the truly Legendary 
Notting Hill Panto at the Tabernacle

The Programme proclaims
'Here ye, here ye, Deep in the best of the West
Londinium, its that time of year again.
The time of year when we gather up our
very own Dickensian orphans, cast aside
our Dukan diet, dust down our whistle and
flutes and have a right old knees up.
Not for the faint Hearted, Notting Hill Panto 
aims to put the pizzaz in your panto, the whipped cream into 
your coffee and the Grand Marnier in your mince pie. ...'

It certainly does that

we definitely gave ' a very warm hand to ...the 2011 oeuvre of utmost 
frivolity ... Robin (badass) Hood'

It was all brilliantly directed by Harry Burton
and Produced by the Excellent Piers Thompson
who wrote the script along with Matthew Burton

We had some very special guests


Colin Salmon as Gaia
Goddess of the Woods

Colin as we all know is very famous for his appearances 
in Resident Evil, Alien vs Predator
 and the James Bond films
Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is not Enough.
He looked gorgeous in his green goddess outfit.





Juliet Cowan was a perfectly horrible King John
she has most recently appeared in Sugartown, the Sarah Jane Adventures, 
plus Shameless, Skins and Phoneshop

and check this  - we love it


funny ginger kid on YouTube

We LOVE Juliet Cowan


Keith Allen  (pictured here with his daughter Lily)
made a genius appearance in a limited amount of clothing
singing the Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK 
alongside Piers Thompson's PC Gonmad


Mister Tom Hollander
Notting Hill Resident and
major hollywood star of Pirates of the Caribbean,
Gosford Park, Pride and Predjudice
and that brilliant comedy REV
(which I want to catch up on at xmas)

appeared as himself
and whistled rather wonderfully

see below



btw Tom has also been in absolutely fabulous
which I hope you are all watching on xmas day ...




... and then we were all amazed when the incredible
and legendary Mick Jones
of the CLASH
played KING Richard - hurrah! 




above: the amazing mick jones


the clash



the clash - should I stay or should I go



and the version at the Notting Hill Panto


I was with my son Josh and daughter Sophie and
my close friends Rachel and Drew who own the best media studio in town
NICE IMAGES
We ate at Pizza East which does some pretty fine food
& wine on the Portobello Road on the corner of Golborne Road
before, and generally had a great night 
in the forest of Notting Hill




 Josh and Drew


Rach, Sophie and Me






The Audience at the Last night Wed 21 Dec
 - Notting Hill Panto - Robin Hood


Mick Jones (on left) as King Richard
Queenie Ingrams  (middle) was a brilliant Maid Marion


  The Merry Men were fab

Jonathan Lewis played Sheriff Boris (on right with
all that familiar blonde hair)





 


Cupid





Happy Xmas to you y'all! Xx

and here's to the FUTURE! Xx

love J Xx



Jean Paul Gaultier Lingerie & Beachwear for La Perla

We are loving Jean Paul Gaultier's
THE NEW LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR COLLECTION CREATEUR S/S 2012 
for La Perla

 “Collection Créateur” includes very fine netting similar to lace made in
 Calais which is hand cut into thin strips.  
The strips are then gathered together creating mini-ruffle detailing 
for bra cups and briefs. There are also “frou frou” baby doll and briefs.

These come in three colours: black, nude and fuchsia.










There is a laser-perforated leather Leavers lace with a netting background, 
a bustier with lace up back, a balconnet bra,  
shorts and a soft leather figure-hugging dress.
The bustier looks great worn over the jersey and lace slip. 

These come in black and powder pink.











Beachwear







The new beachwear collection includes elastics that look like grosgrain ribbon 
and nude colour tulle on Lycra. 
There is a  one-piece swimsuit with soft draping, 
and bikini that can be a three-piece outfit if 
worn with a matching waist cincher belt.

Colours: white, blue, black, turquoise.




 There are also swimsuits bondage-style with strings, criss-crosses and little studs, which become ‘couture’    the Colours are black ,flamed shades of orange, khaki green.

Check Harrods, Selfridges
and La Perla's gorgeous shop in

163 SLOANE STREET
LONDON SW1 9QB
+44.(0)20.72.45.05.27



Until next time  J Xx



Gareth Pugh for MAC & Glitter Globes, Iris Apfel & Daphne Guinness

MAC has the most amazing collections out right now.

Following their collection designed by Gareth Pugh which is Genius
see below 



Gareth Pugh MAC range


Gareth Pugh




and the Snow Globes for Christmas
will make the most perfect Gifts

as MAC says ...

sparkle up the season with one, two or all three of these shakeable snowglobe compacts...



 SNOWGLOBE EYE SHADOWS/COOL


  SNOWGLOBE EYESHADOWS/WARM 


 SNOWGLOBE EYE SHADOWS/SULTRY

eyeshadow x 6 Limited Edition
cool, warm & sultry all £31 each


there are also
outrageously opulent ornaments to satisfy all the nice(and naughty) boys and girls on your holiday gift-giving list

MINI KITS PACKAGED IN CLEAR, COUTURE-FUTURE ORNAMENTS. MINI GLOSS KITS ARE IN CORAL, PINK AND NEUTRAL. 
MINI EYE KITS FEATURE FOUR STACKABLE CRUSHED METALLICS IN SMOKY BLUE, PLUM AND SMOKY BERRY. 
MISTLETOE IS MANDATORY WITH THE PETITE NAIL LACQUER ORNAMENT, HOUSING FOUR LITTLE NAIL LACQUERS.


 £25.50 

truly a sparklestyle favourite! Xx





xxx

Looking to the future ...

For January there are two of the most amazingly
creative collections
from two unique, talented and independent
women in the fashion world
Iris Apfel & Daphne Guinness

Iris Apfel for MAC







A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, 
Mrs. Iris Apfel. 
Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art 
and larger-than-life star in Barneys New York windows, 
Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with hate couture, 
decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. 
M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows 
with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as 
the woman who helped create it.
L I P ST I C K
Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (matte) 
Scarlet Ibis Bright orange-red (matte) 
Party Parrot Bright red-pink (matte) 
Flamingo Light milky bright coral (lustre) 
Morange Loudmouth orange (amplified)  £13.50
LI P P ENCI L
Entertain Me Clearly orange 
Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia 
Redd Clearly red £10.50

S M A L L E Y E S H A D O W
Silver Gull Blue grey with sparkle (velvet) 
Robin’s Egg Mid-tone teal (matte) 
Diamond Dove Deep grey brown (matte) 
Early Bird Bright coral (matte) 
Howzat Deep grey with silver sparkle (satin) £11.50

O P U L A S H M A S CA R A
Bad, Bad, Black Black 
 £14.00

I M P E C C A B L E  B R O W P E N C I L
Taupe Mid-tone dirty taupe  
£11.50

EY E P ENCI L
Ebony Soft black  
£12.50

B E A U T Y  P O W D E R

Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer 
£13.50

N A I L L A C Q U E R
Oriele Orange Bright orange coral (crème) 
Toco Toucan Bright blue fuchsia (crème) 
Sandpiper Ceamy pale stone beige (crème) 
 £9.00






Daphne Guinness for MAC

These colours are truly amazing - we LOVE them ...



THIS IS THE FIRST GLIMPSE INTO THE PALETTE AND COLOURS IMAGINED AND CREATED BY DAPHNE GUINNESS. DAPHNE IS HER ART. THIS IS PART OF HER DISCOVERY AND EVOLUTION. 'THIS COLLECTION IS A WINDOW
INTO MY IMAGINATION'
-DAPHNE GUINNESS


PIGMENT* Aurora Pinked taupe (frost) 
Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender (frost) 
Nebula Dark greyed brown with pearl (frost) 
£15.50

PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME* Warp Speed Light silver 
Red Dwarf Blue-pink Seasoned Plum Mid-tone lavender 
Approaching Storm Deep rose 
£15.50

CREMESHEEN GLASS* Borealis Pale grey pink with iridescent pearl 
Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink 
Narcissus Dirty eggplant 
Richly Revered Deep brown plum 
 £16.00

POWERPOINT EYE PENCIL Engraved Rich black 
Grey Utility Uniform grey 
£13.00

EYE BROWS Fling Light taupe ash blonde 
Stud Deep rich blackened brown 
 £11.50

EYE SHADOW X4* Interior Life Eye Quad Stratus Light pink (matte) 
Interior Life Mid-tone grey blue (veluxe pearl) 
Bruised Sky Dark lavender-y grey (satin) 
Heather Belles Dark charcoal/carbon (satin) 
£33.00

BLUSH OMBRÉ* Azalea Blossom Light cool pink 
Vintage Grape Mid-tone violet pink 
£22.00

NAIL LACQUER* Hyperion Light grey blue green (crème) 
Endless Night Pale grey pink with iridescent pearl (frost) 
Blueblood Deep eggplant (crème) 
£9.00

*LIMITED




Daphne Guinness at the British Fashion Awards at
the Savoy Hotel in Gareth Pugh


Also look out for the must have Mascara to add to your Make up bag


FALSE LASHES EXTREME BLACK Available in MAC permanent collection 
from January 2012
Midnight meets its match with False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
Intensely inky, this lightweight, innovative mousse-like formula saturates lashes 
in a carbon-black pigment that promises the deepest, darkest, richest look imaginable with full long-lasting coverage. 
Each stroke of the unique double-lush brush creates vixen volume 
and lift by filling in sparse lashes, magnifying and multiplying magnificently. 
Long-wearing polymers quickly coat from root to tip, 
keeping lashes supple and flexible – never brittle. 
Captivating curl and divine density with a velvety-fabulous finish…
what more could your lashes ask for?

Indeed - MAC has it all! Xx


Until next time

JXx