Friday, 30 September 2011

Wish Jewellery AW 11

More details to follow.....



Swiss fashion brand Swatch presents Swatch Touch, a colourful new collection of trend-setting timekeepers with big-screen LCD dials and a touch-sensitive zone in place of pushbuttons. Available in six different colour waves; camouflage, black, white, turquoise, pink and purple.

On the style front, Swatch Touch brings streetwise fashion to the wrist, showing inspiration from urban rhythms and electric sounds, boarders up on snow and surf, riders taking life to extremes.

The touch screen gives access to six digital functions: time (2 zones, t1 & t2), date, chrono, alarm, timer and beep. Users sweep through the functions with ease using finger-taps and sideways scrolls—no pushbuttons and can activate the screen’s built-in backlight to assure readability under all conditions. Revealing Swiss-made quality throughout, Swatch Touch curved plastic glass display and coloured LCD present Arabic numerals in a big, stylish font designed to fit the shape of the watch.

By far the biggest numerals on the Swatch Touch screen are the seconds: animated like the seconds hand on an analogue watch, they are constantly changing, alive, giving rhythm and a pulse to life in the digital age. The digital numerals are set off against a solid colour background and feature colour-matched plastic cases and silicone straps.

RRP £100




Converse have teamed up with RWD Magazine and JD Sports to offer the chance to get backstage on the set of RWD's January 2012 cover star photo shoot. The winner will get to meet with the team behind RWD, the UK's leading urban title, and spend the day with them behind the scenes on a cover shoot with one of the world’s most prolific urban stars.

The winner will also get the chance to pick out their own Converse Bags and accessories in the flagship JD Sports store on Oxford Street in London, as well as hanging out with the RWD crew on the shoot and of course, the cover star. The star is yet to be revealed, but previous RWD covers have featured Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Ed Sheeran, so this competition gives you the chance to rub shoulders with the hottest talent in the music industry as well as winning some new Converse gear!

To enter, visit the link the below, login and answer the question. This competition is live now and closes on 30th November 2011.

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JD Sports -

About Converse Bags:

For AW’11 Converse took the illustrious heritage and iconic style that has seen their classic sneakers and Chuck Taylor All Star logo omnipresent since the 1900s, to create their first ever dedicated Bags & Accessories Collection. The debut collection reflects the simple and versatile styling synonymous with Converse complete with the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star logo, steel eyelet details and the ever versatile canvas.

The new line of Converse Bags & Accessories is available now at stockists including JD Sports. Prices range from £19 - £54.95


Im loving these wedges called Britania from Jimmy Choo which is alot different to what they are known for .... they are  versatile calf leather wedge boots in taupe and are a must-have for Autumn/Winter 11.


 Dockers releasing a web-based series showcasing individuals who like Dockers have used their skills to push boundaries. The intent of the short films is to encourage a new generation of men to act on their convictions and contribute something different to society.

Alexandre Mestrot has captivated the world’s imagination with his innovation and extravagant scenic graphic installations. Together with his partner Thomas Chosson and their company “Superbien,” they have harnessed the power of light to create some spectacular and breathtaking works of art, transforming buildings and classical monuments into 4D light shows. One of a new wave of visual artists, Mestrot is a principal player in the “Alpha Generation.”

Alpha Generation Teaser:

The Alpha Generation, Superbien, Episode 1:

I'm 'NOT' crazy about the new Mini Coupe!

I'm not really liking the new Mini Coupe! When I look at it I see danger! It looks like a crash wagon excuse the pun.... It doesn't look safe maybe because of it's size .... I think this car will snapped up by the young and speed and young equals danger...... Maybe it's just me but honestly I don't like it I much prefer the Countryman. Ok enough of my rambling here a little info about the car ........

Mini has revealed a new Coupe Concept ahead of the Frankfurt Show and marking 50 years since the original Issigonis Mini. The two-seater concept is slated to enter production in 2011, with the concept looking fairly viable as a production model.

BMW has pushed the Mini into more sectors, with the Clubman estate and and an SUV known to be in the pipework.  The Mini First, an entry-level model, recently hit UK streets too and the all-electric Mini E is currently trialling around the world.

Launch of Schön! Magazine – Issue 14

Launch of Schön! Magazine – Issue 14

The newest issue of Schön! Magazine is on shelves now!

Schön! Issue 14

Lovers of fashion, art, photography and beauty, we would like to introduce you to the remarkable Schön
Issue Fourteen.

In this issue, two controversial, but undoubtedly spectacular, models honour us on our dual covers. Rick
Genest, known as “Tattoo Boy,” is featured in ‘Undercover,’ which was shot by Matthew Lyn and styled by

Kay Korsh. The glamorous Andrej Pejic appears in ‘Allure,’ shot by Christos Karantzolas and styled by KyleAnderson.

All long, black hair, black patent leather and dark eyes, Lina Zhang and Hye Jung Lee are depicted by
Christos Karantzolas with a rough-and-tough edge in ‘Asian Girls.’

We have a chat with the biggest figure in China’s media field, Hung Huang, about her rise to fame and how
she dealt with the duelling American and Chinese culture and refused to let anyone keep her down.

Rising Spanish star Ivana Baquero, who starred in the critically acclaimed “Pan’s Labyrinth,” speaks to us
about how her highly-decorated career began and where we will be seeing her next.

Omar Macchiavelli captures the ruggedly handsome Mateus Verdelho in ‘Draconic,’ reminding the world of
how powerful a strong, confident man is.

Christian Beckman gives us an inside look at his team Quantum Creation FX, which specializes in makeup
effects, animatronics and prosthetics and has worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Spiderman 2,
Sucker Punch and Tron: Legacy.

Schön brings you a revealing, but sincere interview with photography giant Oliviero Toscani, letting you into
the mind of this great, creative genius.

Models Mary Pierce and Sebastian Mercier celebrate the vintage age of the mid-20th century in photo spreads shot by Anne Combaz and styled by Laurent Dombrowicz.

About Schön!

Schön! Magazine is the ultimate in creative collaborations, showcasing a dynamic and diverse array of ideas
and talent. This bi-monthly publication presents an innovative collection of fashion, photography, illustration
and writings from global contributors. Schön! is read worldwide in over 196 countries and is available in
print, to view online, to download as a PDF, and can be read on your iPhone and iPad.


The magazine will be sold worldwide, distributed in newsagents, department stores, fashion and lifestyle shops and hotels.
For points of sale see:
Or visit

Free shipping this weekend from Nicole Farhi

EC One Launch EXCLUSIVE collection by Lucy Hutchings

Award winning jewellers EC One are really excited to launch a brand NEW & EXCLUSIVE collection from Lucy Hutchings. Her unique costume jewellery is loved by many and has won wide acclaim within the industry and this new collection is no exception; gold plate, Swarovski crystal and glass beads create a collection that’s understatedly chic.

If there’s one thing you do today, ‘BUY THIS’ from Lucy Hutchings at EC One.


At London fashion Week I had the privilege of attending the Oliver Spencer SS 12 show which was absolutely amazing, I'm not going to say much as a blog for that is coming shortly but for now I'm looking at six of my favourite jackets from the current AW 11 collection.  The jackets are military inspired and come in various variations, fabrics and colours.

Check these out and more at

BTW.... I know there are 7 shown this is because I was torn.... thats my excuse and Im sticking to it :)

Florence Welch chose to wear Antonio Berardi in London

Florence Welch chose to wear a monochrome graphite print look from Antonio Berardi’s latest Resort Collection whilst performing at the ‘Luv Luv Luv Records Party’ on the 29th of September 2011.....

5 hot new brands at Mr Porter!

This week 5 new brands were introduced at Mr Porter and they are as follows:

Monsieur Lacenaire
The Hill-Side
Hentsch Man

Check them out at


Today's shoes are from Oliver Spencer and are these Classic Brogues in  Black. These black brogues have five eyelets for fastening, a goodyear welt and have been hand made in England.

Check them out at  or alternatively visit the Oliver Spencer Shoe store 37 Lambs Conduit Street, London


This is how I feel today.... #JUSTSAYING

Short film on Artist Jack Greer for ASOS

VICE and ASOS went looking for the most interesting young people in London, New York, Berlin and Paris. Unsurprisingly, we found that they all spend little time worrying about what their contemporaries are doing, and instead focus on making their own way in the world with a zeal that would make an oil rig worker blush.

In our first film we met a skateboarding entrepreneur called Lev Tanju and in this second film, we meet New York artist and designer Jack Greer at his Brooklyn based studio. A member of the emerging Still House Group, New York's most exciting up-and-coming art scene, Jack spends his time surrounded by his buddies, doing what he loves best: hanging out in his city and working on his art. He gives us a glimpse of this laidback lifestyle, discussing what defines his playful aesthetic and how creativity has shaped his life.

You can watch the film about Jack here:  and the first film of the series is over at

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Kabiri Bracelet for Breast Cancer Awareness

Jewellery store Kabiri is now stocking an exciting new product by JADA jewellery which has been designed in aid of Breast Cancer Care. The bangle is part of the Reina collection; a 14carat rose gold bangle with pink neon silk. Money from each of these pieces sold will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, a charity that provides free expert information and support for the 50,000 people diagnosed with the disease every year. Kabiri has recently opened a new store located on 182 Kings Road, where the bangle will be stocked.

10% of the sales of the rose gold bracelet, with a neon pink silk fastening, will go towards helping to raise awareness and supporting people affected by breast cancer, whilst creating the perfect gift at the same time.

All JADA jewellery is hand-crafted in Istanbul using carefully chosen conflict-free stones. Sold originally through private clients, JADA is now available at the new Kabiri store 182 King’s Road, as well as the Marylebone High Street store and online at

Amber Le Bon The Face of Vanessa G SS12

Amber Le Bon has been announced as the face of Vanessa G, and an event was held at the Goring Hotel with Amber to launch the new collection. The campaign for SS12 was shot in Richmond Park, amongst the commissioned artwork Art’Outure: Enchanted Forest, a special piece by Alex Davis in collaboration with Vanessa Gounden. Amber is a big fan of the new collection, which features original artwork or photography, that has been reworked through hand painting, appliqué and embellishing and the creation of 3D details in the texture of the items.

Michael Kors Resort Sunglasses

5 Hot pairs of sunglasses from the Michael Kors Resort collection... available from all good leading department stores.....

Robert Wilson Birthday Presented by Montblanc

Robert Wilson Birthday Presented by Montblanc

On 29th September, Montblanc will present Robert Wilson's 70th birthday by supporting Voluptuous Panic, an art performance, auction and birthday dinner in Berlin benefitting the Watermill Center. Robert Wilson - director, visual artist, designer and cultural visionary - is a long-time friend of Montblanc. He has put his creative genius to work on numerous occasions to help bring to life the world of the international luxury brand.

Earlier this month, on September 8th 2011, at the global launch of the Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”, Robert Wilson presented “Grace for Grace” a theatrical journey in three parts that tells the story of the incredible Princess Grace of Monaco's life from young actress to princess. The show staged at the Opera de Monte Carlo in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, brings the 20th century icon to life with the elegance and style that she was recognized for. Great performers from opera star Diana Damrau to singer/songwriters Martha & Rufus Wainwright, from Bryn Terfel to Shenyang, all acted out this visual feast, lending their incredible talent to Wilson's inspiring vision.

Montblanc is very proud of its ongoing relationship with Robert Wilson, which goes far beyond a creative working relationship. It is a true friendship and a special bond. Wilson has used his unique talent of creating visual magic to bring the Montblanc brand to life, to dramatize the craft that Montblanc has become synonymous with over the past century, demonstrating his understanding of the Maison's ideals.

Prior to the Monaco launch, Wilson created “Writing Time” at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2008 in Geneva. The multimedia performance, set to the haunting music of his friend Philip Glass, celebrated the launch of the Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, Montblanc's Chronograph with its first own in-house movement. 1000 guests were astounded by the breathtaking beauty of this spectacle, drawn into the centre of a working watch.

Robert Wilson has been an international juror for the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award a record four times, underscoring his dedication in recognizing modern day patrons whose commitment, both financial and personal commitment keeps arts alive, even in challenging times.

Alessandra Facchinetti launches new fashion label - Uniqueness Pinko

Alessandra Facchinetti – former Creative Director at Valentino & Design Director at Gucci – launches her new label, Uniqueness, developed in collaboration Italian fashion brand Pinko.

The website has just gone live today so check it out at

More info about the company and collection ......