Thursday, 17 April 2014

TODAY'S SONG IS

Follow the saga of my life .... if you have been checking in with the song of the day .. you will get it  as it tells a story ...



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

THE GREAT EGG-SCAPE WITH RADLEY


RELISH THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE AT FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S PALAZZO MARGHERITA





Venture to Basilicata, one of Italy’s most unspoiled regions, and stay for a week in a real Italian palazzo where you can enjoy the finest things that Italy has to offer. Nestled amongst rolling hills and in the charming town of Bernalda Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Margherita offers not only a stunning retreat but access to authentic regional cuisine and will curate memorable itineraries featuring extraordinary local artisans.

Feast like a native on authentic Southern Italian cuisine made from the freshest locally grown, organic ingredients. The Palazzo Margherita Culinary Package (580€ pp, not including room nights) offers a special welcome drink with cheese tasting, four hands-on Italian cooking classes with accompanying dinners (starter through dessert), a book of recipes, an embroidered linen apron, one traditional pasta-making tool and a chef-guided tour of the local fish and traditional food markets in nearby Matera.

And to experience everything else the area has to offer,  journey into nearby  delightful villages on our popular Artisan Shopping Tour where you can purchase goods expertly handcrafted by local artists while truly relishing a life untouched by modern tourism.

Ceramics in Grottaglie

The city of ceramics, Grottaglie is positioned in an area extremely rich in clay and has been active in the production of ceramics for many centuries The production is divided into two major branches, that of the arte ‘ruagnara’ used to manufacture common house hold crockery inspired by traditional peasant ceramics, and that of the arte faenzara, highly decorated and precious ornamental pieces for a more elite market.

Custom-Tailored Clothing in Ginosa

Ginosa is home to Angelo Inglese, one of the area’s top tailors. Famous for having made the royal marriage shirt of Prince William, Angelo can meet guests at the Palazzo and then create a custom shirt in a matter of days. There is also a large selection of scarves made with an ancient loom, handmade cashmere neckties, and exquisite suits

Jewelry, Woodworking & Sculpture in Matera

Matera is home to many talented artisans. Two young women here create unique pieces called “sculpture jewelry.” using recycled copper tubes, textiles, electrical wires and other discarded materials. The use of glass and natural stones gives the items an elegant and original look for the modern and eco-conscious woman. 

A dynamic woodworker carries on the practice of his ancestors creating everything from everyday objects to carved and inlaid furniture. And two brothers practice the Materan tradition of tufa stone pot sculpting.

Embroidered Linens

The region also offers several choices in artisans who have  conserved the tradition of linen embroidery and can personalize any item upon request from elegant hand stitched tablecloths, napkins, and placemats.

 

 

To receive more information on Palazzo Margherita’s culinary and artisanal offerings, email info@palazzomargherita.com or visithttp://www.coppolaresorts.com/palazzomargherita/.


GEMMA ARTHERTON WEARS PRADA

Gemma Artherton chose to wear Prada to the Laurence Olivier awards this past weekend in London 






CASLAZUR AW 14




Rocking-rococo is the result of a desire to create something masculine and strong but also sexy and feminine. Inspired by the style and attitude of men in the1950's such as icons like Elvis and James Dean. Rocking rococo is all about feeling effortlessly chic with a nonchalant attitude. The undertones of decadence and promiscuity, femininity and style in rococo art are complimented by the rebellious cool of rock and roll. The colour palette stretches from deep plum and maroon to warm flesh tones, dove grey and the palest greens.

Key fabrics for the season include silks and silk wool blends, cashmere and then leathers in pale grey and metallic coal, as well butter soft suede’s and pony skin for accessories.

 

Sheer shirt dresses are mixed with leather bikers and men’s style tuxedos. There are romantic pieces, flowing evening wear and pale bubble jackets in bespoke prints. Finally ‘Tushi-bags’ and waist belts team up jumpsuits and rolled-sleeve shirts for a more playful feel.



www.caslazur.com







TODAY'S SHOES ARE FROM TOD'S

Today's shoes are these updated classic desert boots from Tod's ... #timeless


Check them out at MR PORTER


Tod's Suede Desert BootsTod's Suede Desert BootsTod's Suede Desert BootsTod's Suede Desert BootsTod's Suede Desert BootsTod's Suede Desert Boots

SS 14 RAF SIMONS X ADIDAS

These are everything .... #thatsall

Available at MR PORTER


Raf Simons x Adidas Bounce Brocade SneakersRaf Simons x Adidas Leather, Mesh and Suede Sneakers

Raf Simons x Adidas Rising Star 1 Leather Sneakers
Raf Simons x Adidas Leather Sneakers

TODAY'S SONG IS

This is dedicated to the person lusting after folks they can't have because your a #UNDATEABLE



Dolce&Gabbana Make Up at Alta Moda SS14

Translating the beauty, innocence and timeless elegance of the rose, the queen of all flowers is not a task for the faint hearted. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana revelled at the challenge creating a rose inspired Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda SS14 Collection, sumptuous gowns with applications, extravagant head dresses, and with the help of make up artist Pat McGrath also beautiful ethereal makeup to complement the looks.



Dolce&Gabbana Make Up for the first time since the launch of the Alta Moda Collection have created exclusive digital content based on the collection: a video tutorial to recreate the downy, fresh, rose bud like makeup from the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Spring Summer 2014 collection.




NEW Spring essentials: Isabel Marant, Soeur & American Vintage from www.irisfashion.co.uk


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

EXCLUSIVE - ROLAND MOURET X BANANA REPUBLIC COLLABORATE !!

If your a ROLAND MOURET fan then your going to love this news ... The designer like most designers has decided to collaborate with an high street brand and create a collection ... The brand in question is Banana Republic a sister company to GAP and the collection is rumoured to be a 30 piece capsule collection with signature form fitting MOURET creations ... This is not to be missed I will of course bring you the exact dates and the looks once I have them 


The Roland MOURET collection for Banana Republic will hit stores in Early AUGUST 



For now here's a picture of myself and ROLAND ... 




THE MUST HAVE SS 14 CLUTCH

One of the must have clutches for SS 14 comes from none other than New Look and it comes it the form of the lemon shape clutch which has been seen on many a red carpet on the arms of Lilah Parsons, Jessica Wright and Lauren Pope to name a few 


The clutch the is now available instore at New Look or online at Newlook.com ... They are so popular so make sure you get yours!!! 


I have!!!