Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Charm Pencils! Xx

"We love to have fun" says Domenico  
'We are happy and we want everyone to join in the fun" adds Stefano. 
Now this playfulness has inspired a limited edition collection of Charm Pencils: 
four Lipliners and four Eyeliners decorated at one end 
with golden charms that dangle from the end which
represent all of our favourite things - 
love, luck, feminity, fashion and romance.

Above the four Charm Lipliner Pencils 
in Fire, Dahlia, Nude and Soft £18.50 each
Exclusively at Harrods

Above the four Charm  eyeliner Pencils 
in Platinum, Coffee, Stromboli and Black £18.50

You can buy them in the matching Perfect Pairs below
or collect them all ..

Representing love and luck - 
the Lipliner in Fire and the Eyeliner in Platinum
have a heart and a golden horn.

Representing fashion and feminity -
the Lipliner in Dahlia - a dark plum shade, and the Eyeliner in Coffee
has a fabulous golden high heel charm. 

Be in Love - 
the Stomboli Eyeliner - obsidian coloured, and the Nude Lipliner

have a golden love letter 
and another envelope from Milan 
- the home and heart of Dolce and Gabbana Fashion. 

Be Dolce and Gabbana -
the Eyeliner in Black and the Lipliner in Soft - a pinky beige
 have a heart charm and an 'I love you' token 

We say these will make the most perfect VALENTINE
presents - bravo Dolce and Gabbana
We love you! Xx

Until next time  J Xx

Diorshow New Look Collection ! Xx

Natalie Portman for Dior

is celebrating 10 years of Iconic Lashes

In 2002, Dior introduced Diorshow, 
the first Dior mascara With its unique XL brush, directly inspired 
by professional makeup artists’ catwalk techniques. 

Now in 2012 The Brand New Diorshow New look has a
 combination of an original nano-brush and a high-precision, 
serum treatment formula and multiplies volume lash by lash, 
both instantly and on a daily basis.
This mascara can widen eyes because of two factors

a) A brush made out of supple rubber and resistant plastic, 
which allows for easy application and ultimate precision.

The lower part of the brush is made up of four reservoirs 
and rows of separating spikes, which load lashes 
from the root while allowing for maximum extension.

The upper part of the brush has a ‘lash catcher’ micro-head, 
slipping into the slightest gap to catch every lash 
– even the shortest – with the precision of a couturier's hand.

b) A high-precision Lash Multiplier TM serum formula
with an exclusive, 3D effect, Dior Black GlassTM pigment. 
This black pigment is coated with light-reflecting particles 
for an astounding magnifying effect, 
increasing the depth and shine of the colour, and is
enriched with fortifying and energising Royal Jelly extract, 
the treatment serum acts at all stages of the lash life cycle.

Diorshow New Look 
New Look Black, New Look Brown and New Look Blue.

£23 Each

To go with these amazing mascaras Dior has launched four brand new 
5 couleurs palettes.


They were the stars of spring 1947, 
and now the four emblematic shades of the New Look 
have been reinvented for the Dior 5 Couleurs palette. 

Royal Kaki, Rose Porcelaine, Grège and Bleu de Paris: 

this is Haute Couleur with an updated twist for 2012. 

These shades work in harmony with Diorshow New Look Mascara 
to dramatically enhance and sculpt the eyes. 
Four colour harmonies reflect four breathtaking looks by Dior:

Royal Kaki, a green tinged with a hint of yellow, was the first shade to be selected by Christian Dior, and appeared on a grand evening gown in the 1947 collection. 
This colour has now been reinterpreted for 2012 
as an eye shadow with shimmering gold and pearl hues.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in 454 Royal Kaki £40.00 

Rose Porcelaine – a shade Dior regarded as “the sweetest of colours” 
– harks back to the couturier’s childhood home, 
and was one of the designer’s favourite shades. 
Its freshness and elegance is now celebrated 
in beautiful pastel and violet toned eye shadows.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in 834 Rose Porcelaine £40.00 

Grège is a celebration of the shades of white, 
brown and beige that Dior created especially for each collection, 
including the New Look. 
In 1951, a natural addition to the colour palette 
of the collection was revealed in a variation of brown named ‘Terre de France’. 
At the heart of the 5 Couleurs palette, it caresses and contours the eyes, 
revealing their naked beauty.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in 734 Grége £40.00 

Bleu de Paris is a tribute to the Versailles blue of Marie-Antoinette. 
It is reinterpreted in a soft eye colour, imbued with Parisian chic.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in 254 Bleu de Paris £40.00

Available Nationwide 31st January 2012

Until next time J Xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die! Xx

We are loving Lana Del Rey born 21 June 1986 as Lizzie Grant
in Lake Placid New York
 her songs include Americana themes including 
glamour, beauty, fame, boys, love,
surfing, Coney Island, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. 
Her artistic influences are Elvis Presley, Allen Ginsberg, 
Britney Spears, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Leonard Cohen, 
The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Antony and the Johnsons 
John Waters, artists Mark Ryden and Marilyn Minter, 
and photographers Juergen Teller and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. 

In 2010, as Lizzie Grant an EP entitled Kill Kill was released 
by Five Points Records with producer David Kahne

 Re-named in June 2011 a collection of songs 
called Lana Del Reywas released. 
Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records and the 'Video Games' single was issued.

In October 2011 she signed with Interscope Records.

released 31 January

Born to Die video  New Single

Lana is a mesmerising talent with an original voice and despite
her vintage reference a majorly modern attitude.
Apart from anything else she looks amazing
with a timeless glamour and
she just doesn't care about the cynics which, in itself is very cool.

 Her official NYC debut was at the Bowery Ballroom 
which you can read about on 

The stage was set with four huge balloons that projected vintage images of 
Elvis, Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe - 
apparently she made her entrance to the score of Psycho
and she sang without you, blue jeans, video games, born to die, 
summertime sadness, you can be the boss, 
off to the races, radio, and million dollar man 

(all images used for promotion and not intended to infringe copyright)

Russian Interview

German Interview

Aliona Doletskaya
 Ex Editor on Russian Vogue now International Editor on 
Interview Germany and Russia

check my post on the Prada 24 h museum in Paris
where she is pictured with Carine Roitfeld

Sean and Seng film for Interview Magazine

Above pictures for Nov/Dec 2011 Wonderland Magazine

We are completely loving Blue Jeans 
which has echoes of
Chris Isaak's Wicked Game

Chris Isaak

Blue Jeans is a genius of a video of Lana mixed with
Super 8 film image collage of Monaco, Las Vegas, Tupac, gangstas, 
neon lights and roses. 
Lana Del Rey would make the best face for the Prada SS12 Campaign
and their Americana Collection right now.
She would suit the high octane Dolce and Gabbana and Versace Glamour
- and she is looking straight out of a Guess campaign aswell.
Lana is like any Dolce Vita starlet -  Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood,
Gina Lollobrigida, Brigitte Bardot - Rita Hayworth 
- she is pure 24 carat glamour with
that rock edge.

The Famous Saturday Night Live Performance 

of Video Games

and on David Letterman

We are just loving Lana Del Rey - a legend already!

until next time  J Xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Alice Dellal and the Chanel Boy Bag! Xx

Photograph Delphine Achard

Alice Dellal and Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Haute Couture SS12 Show
(picture used for promotional purposes only and not intended to infringe copyright)

'Me and My Boy in Paris'
on chanel.com
showing Alice on her way to the Couture Show

Alice just looks so good.
The film shows her travelling from London to the Hotel de Crillon 
in Paris to change from distressed jeans, black and white star top 
and Chanel biker jacket 
to black lace and fuschia satin balconette bra, 
Chanel black lace fitted top,
softest black silk long skirt, wedge ankle strap shoes, Chanel smoky eye make up, 
her own personal rock jewellery
and of course Boy Bag for the the show.  
In both she is just effortlessly stylishly perfectly CHANEL

the Campaign will be launched in March 2012
and we can't wait ...

Alice Dellal is the face of the Boy Bag 

Named after 'Boy' Capel, 'Coco' Chanel's biggest love.

Boy Capel and Coco Chanel

Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel CBE, an English polo player and wealthy business man 
 financed and supported
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's millinery shop in Paris 
and helped her truly express who she was,
and achieve her dreams.

In 1913, just before WWI broke out, Boy Capel financed her shop 

in Deauville and later in Biarritz. 
There she sold hats but also jersey cardigans, knitwear and blouses.
 Her masculine classic suit designs were inspired by his blazers. 
Capel was killed in an auto accident on 21 December 1919,
which totally devastated Chanel.

In his daughter’s obituary, Capel was described as 
“an intellectual, politician, tycoon, polo-player 
and the dashing lover and sponsor of the fashion designer Coco Chanel.”

'Me and my Boy' brings
Coco and Boy back together
We will all want a Chanel Boy bag ...
Until next time 

J Xx