Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Monu Home Spa Duo

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Monu Home Spa Duo, £33


This set from Monu is absolutely yummy. The smell of the products transports you instantly from where you are straight to the spa. It would really make the most gorgeous Christmas gift.

The set includes Papaya Bath Salts, Warming Ginger Body Oil and a natural sea sponge. And when I tried it out for the first time, it wasn't long before my bathroom became my own personal spa.

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Monu Papaya Bath Salt

The Papaya Bath Salt is lovely. I ran a great big bath, chucked a handful of the salts in and then had a lovely soak for fifteen minutes with a copy of InStyle.

Monu says,

  • Add to a warm relaxing bath, this sea salt softens, soothes and improves skin tone.
  • Invigorating Sea Salt softens, smoothes and improves skin tone.
  • Lactic Acid and Papaya Extract refine the skin to reduce the appearance of imperfections.
  • Nourishing Linseed Extracts replenish dry and dehydrated skin, restoring softness and elasticity.
  • Oat flour soothes and calms irritations.
  • The elasticity and lipid content of the skin is improved. Skin feels soft, smooth and nourished. 
The bath was a delight. In spite of the fact that taking a bath is way more relaxing than a shower, I am not always a big fan because I find that my skin tends to dry out.

But this bath felt very soothing and comfortable and I could feel the nourishing elements of linseed and oat flour doing their stuff.

When I got out, my skin felt soft and hydrated. Now anyone that follows this blog will know that I can't last five minutes after getting out of the bath or shower without running screaming for the moisturiser. Sometimes I literally feel that my skin is going to crack open.

But not this time. I was surprised at how nice my skin felt, particularly after a bath which usually strips my skin of all moisture. It felt great.



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Monu Warming Ginger Body Oil

The Warming Ginger Body Oil smells absolutely delish. 

Monu says,

  • All you need for a complete spa experience, this soothing treatment oil not only doubles as a nourishing emulsifying bath and shower oil, but add our bath salt, and it transforms into an invigorating scrub to smooth away dead skin.
  • With Calendula, Jojoba Seed oil and Vitamins A and E.
  • Restores suppleness and softness.


It's divine. It's exactly everything that I love in a product. It filled my bathroom with yummy zestiness and it felt incredible on my skin. I'm a complete sucker for an oil, due to my obsession with avoiding dry skin, and this one really does it for me.

It went on beautifully, started to sink in straight away, and a little goes a long way. As I write this, my skin still feels really hydrated and I applied it about 9 hours ago. Good going eh?

I also love the idea of adding a drop to the bath or smoothing over the skin as soon as I have turned off the shower. It's also ingenious that you can create a super deluxe body scrub by combining the two products. I haven't yet tried that.

This is the first time I have used any Monu skincare and this experience has left me very impressed and keen to try out more.

The products are brilliant quality in my opinion and for £33, I think the set is great value for money. A perfect pressie.

Have you tried anything new recently?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
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The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Tabio Winter Warmers

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Tabio, JQ Wool Snowflake Tights, £24


OK here's another instalment of Christmas pressie tips. If you're looking for some fab stocking fillers then you should definitely check out Tabio.

Perfect for fending off the Winter chills and looking super stylish and fashionably fun, there is an amazing selection of tights, socks and legwarmers.

I am so in love with tights and socks. I really love layering socks over tights, especially in these rotten freezing temperatures. I would be so happy to receive any of Tabio's selection as a present this Christmas.

These are my favourite pair of tights at the moment, from Tabio. I am relying on these babies to take me through Winter!


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Tabio, JQ Wool Snowflake Tights, £24


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Tabio, JQ Wool Snowflake Tights, £24


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Tabio, JQ Wool Snowflake Tights, £24


They are super festive, fun, really warm and don't go baggy. They tick all the boxes for me.

I have another pair of tights from Tabio that I'll be showing you soon, but I thought I'd let you enjoy these little beauties without any distractions. I completely adore the pattern on them.

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So what do you think?  Do you love them, or are they a bit busy for you? I'm loving busy right now, they put me right in the mood for Christmas!

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Monday, 29 November 2010

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: No7 Palm Control Body Massager

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This is another nice easy present from Boots.com for Christmas. And it's only £9.99. It's the No7 Palm Control Body Massager. Boots is also offering is a free gift if you spend over £22 on No7, so you're well on your way to getting a couple more pressies sorted too.

This is a fun gift for anyone that likes a little gadget.

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It has three attachements - 2 shiatsu massage heads and a body brush. 

I think this would be great to use in conjunction with your anti-cellulite regime. A body brush for a power assisted pre-shower skin boost and then use the massagers to work in your creams into problems areas.

Of course, it could be used all over and I imagine it would be nice to use on the shoulders to help to ease tension. Although it is a bit noisy so I'd probably prefer to keep it away from my head.

I don't think you can go wrong for £9.99 and if it encourages a bit of dry body brushing - which I think is the number one weapon against cellulite - then it has to be good! My tip is use your brush strokes towards the heart for the ultimate circulation boost.

How is your Christmas shopping going? I feel a bit more organised than usual. Yay!

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Bourjois. Little Round Pots, Past and Present.

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Now I knew that Bourjois was a very established and well loved brand, but I had no idea that it dates back to 1863. Completely incredible!

Well it's true. Way back then, Monsieur Bourjois, with his little round pots, was making a name for himself in theatrical makeup, creating greasepaint colours for the stars of the stage.

And that is when the iconic little round pots sprang into existence.

On Saturday, I attended a fabulous Bourjois Bloggers event celebrating the relaunch of the Little Round Pot Eyeshadows with a new, even silkier, more blendable formla. The range now has 22 different shades, which includes eight brand new additions.

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I clocked this table of treats the second I walked in. All like lovely jewels sparkling away. So exciting!!

We chatted about the history of the brand, how the recipe has stayed the same since its inception and how the colours are made and actually baked like little beautiful cakes. Utterly charming! We got to have a look at examples of some of the much earlier little round pots. So cute!

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Bourjois' Iconic Little Round Pot


Stunning hey?

But back to the present. The new little round pots have been improved. They are now paraben and fragrance free and contain mineral pigments, so are even better for sensitive eyes.

Here's Bourjois spokesperson and celebrity makeup artist, Cassie Lomas, demonstrating how easy the eyeshadows are to apply. Top tip: If you apply the shadow using a wet brush, the colour and effect is intensified.

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The delightful Cassie Lomas


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The new gentle formula is so silky soft that it blends really easily. Even those not so confident with makeup  will get a great result. And even with the more dramatic shades.

We each got to pick eight colours to take away with us and here is my selection:

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Left to right, back to front: Shades, 94, 08, 11 (new), 54,
07, 03 (new), 02 (new), 13 (new). £5.99 each.

How beautiful are those eyeshadows? And when used wet they can be as intense as they appear in the pot.

The new colours will be in stores in the next few days. Visit Bourjois online for more information.

What do you think of my choices?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
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Fashion Business Club Interviews Fashion Front Runner Yasmin Sewell

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So on Thursday I got to go to my first Fashion Business Club meeting. I was surprised by a last minute invitation from one of my favourite fashionistas, Courtney Blackman, and so rushed to Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED after work.

I hadn't actually had any time to think about what I would experience and so have no idea what I was expecting. But whatever it was, the reality was way more brilliant. 

As I raced in, registered and took a seat, I began to realise that I was about to have another brilliant ReallyRee moment. I looked over the list of attendees and there I was amongst designers, editors and creative directors. Very exciting!

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Now the FBC meets six times a year, on the last Thursday of every other month at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Concept Store and CafĂ©, Great Marlborough Street, London.

So the focus of this meeting was Fashion Retail Consultant, Creative Advisor and Trend Forecaster, Yasmin Sewell who was to be interviewed by FBC member Lauretta Roberts, Digital Development Director of WGSN and Founder and Director of the Global Fashion Awards. 

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Lauretta Roberts and Yasmin Sewell

This was seriously interesting stuff and I could feel my adrenalin start to rush as I waited for it to start. And I wasn't disappointed. Listening to the discussion was completely fabulous. Yasmin is amazing. Considering that she has not so much as a wrinkle on her face, blimey she has achieved an absolute tonne!

Having neither enjoyed, nor thrived at, school, Australian-born Yasmin decided it best to get straight into the world of work, and started out working in Real Estate where she connected with a business guru who shaped and steered her early business direction.

Having not yet chosen a path, she did know that wearing a suit was not something she wanted to do, and so looked to fashion as a way of expressing her talent and creativity that she  believes was inherited from her mother.

So at the age of 18, she upped and left Australia for London, where she did a brief stint as an assistant window dresser at Browns (mainly comprising painting walls). From there she made the leap to New York where she accepted an internship as a Booking Editor at Harpers and Queen (now Harpers Bazaar). And this was the start of big things.


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Lauretta Roberts and Yasmin Sewell

In 1999, and back in London, Yasmin opened up her boutique, Yasmin Cho. Although massively constructive in discovering new design talent and listed as one of the five most influential boutiques in the world by the New York Times, the store closed two years later. 

The result of bad advise, lack of business experience and financial backing, the 'failure' (a term I an loathe to use considering the boutique's wider impact) sent Yasmin back to her homeland to lick her wounds. Listening to her speak, it's clear to see that this was a major event and learning experience in her life.

Yasmin stayed in Australia until one day she received a phone call from Joan Burstein of Browns asking her to return to London and overhaul Browns Focus. And that she did.

At first she was nervous, having been out of the loop for a couple of years, and so had little but her intuition to cling to. It served her well ,however, and her reinvention of Browns Focus was massively successful, Acne being one of the first brands she championed. Her love affair with that brand still continues.


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Lauretta Roberts, Courtney Blackman, Yasmin Sewell and Alison Whelan

After Browns, Yasmin went on to work her magic on Liberty. She transformed Womenswear from a stuffy, crammed 'product dense' chaos into the ecelctic, relaxing and stylish shopping experience that it is today. She brought the traditional Liberty die-hards with her too. Now that's the trick!

The thing that impressed me most about Yasmin was her own personal take on fashion. Although she is associated with High Fashion, she also loves the Hight Street, and the fast fashion that it brings. Her favourites include Zara, Cos and Whistles.

In the super exclusive, often snobbing and excluding world of fashion, Yasmin's approach is remarkably inclusive....I enjoyed listening to her so much that I wanted to scribble every word she said. 

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So often, in this arena I force myself into via ReallyRee, I have felt substandard and inferior, but here, listening to Yasmin, I felt like an equal and a fellow fashion passionista (whatever that really means!?!). Super refreshing and very welcome.

So how does she do it? How does Yasmin Sewell know what we girls want to wear in six months time? Well the answer is, it's a feeling. She does look at what we love now, and ask the question 'Where will it go?' but at the end of the day it is her own magic, her own talent (my words not hers) that has made her able to hold the hands of young designers and lead them to the success they deserve.


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Lauretta Roberts, Courtney Blackman, Yasmin Sewell and Alison Whelan

Just amazing. I completely loved her. Without sounding like a stalker (or at least not wanting to) she's the kind of girl I would like as a friend. She certainly inspired me and I walked out of FBC with an extra bounce in my step and a tiny little bit more belief that I belonged in this scary world of fashion, in my own way.


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Follow Yasmin on Twitter here and Fashion Business Club here.

Thanks FBC for inviting me - it was a fabulous experience.

So how does the fashion world make you feel?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX



Thursday, 25 November 2010

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Elle MacPherson Illumination Candle Gift Set

So another Christmas pressie idea for you.

Elle MacPherson has now created her own range for Boots and I think the Illumination Candle Gift Set is a fab little gift. At £15 for three candles, it is a perfect stocking filler or secret Santa present. It is also part of the Boots 3 for 2 Mix and Match gift range, so an opportunity to get a super bargain. I do love a 3 for 2!

They are really attractive candles, in lovely ceramic pots and a simple classic box. They smell lovely too.

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I don't think you can go wrong with this little number to soothe the mind, body and soul.

What have you been buying as gifts?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: XEN-TAN Luxury Gift Set

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Xen-Tan Luxury Gift Set
£29.99

Right I am trying to get organised for Christmas, and I have decided that, as I discover all the fabbie things out there, I am going to let you know about them in The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide. Good eh?

Well you know I love Xen-Tan and one my favourite products is Transform, the gradual tanner.

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I have tried a gazillion gradual tanners and I have to say that this one from Xen-Tan is top of the pops for me. You literally cannot go wrong with it, it is so easy to use. You get the fabulous olivey Xen-Tan colour and you can decide how light or dark you want to go.

I have actually reviewed Transform before, so if you would like a bit more of a read about it, here is where you should click!








In the Luxury Gift Set, you also get the Body Scrub and the application mitt.
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The Scrub is delish. It is super minty and fresh and light and as well as lightly exfoliating, it really wakes me up and gets me going in the morningIt's for use before, during and after tanning, and it's light, grainy texture refreshes the skin but doesn't strip the colour away from the tan you already have. The skins feels nice and soft leaving the body smooth and silky.

The mitt is also great. I have tried loads from different brands, and this is a fave. Really soft and luxurious.

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It's a great Christmas gift because there's everything you need to get the glow in time for celebrating the New Year. And it all comes in a handy Zen-Tan cosmestics bag. Personally, I'd love to receive it. But of course, I have bought it all already!









For more information and to buy, visit www.xen-tan.co.uk

Have you started shopping yet?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The ReallyRee Christmas Gift Guide: Perudo

OK lovelies. It is getting to that time of year when we need to be thinking about Chrsitmas pressies. Now I am fully aware that there will be some of you that are so super organised that all your shopping is done and you just have to move on to the wrapping.

Well that's not me. And I know there are a whole lot of you just like me. We're flying by the seat of our pants! So to try and take the stress out of it for you, and also to get myself a bit organised, I thought I'd get some ideas together.

So I decided to start off with a game. A great stocking filler and a brilliant post Christmas dinner activity. A brilliant option is Perudo - a game of guesswork, bluff and luck.
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Perudo - £14.99

Now I haven't played this yet but I am definitely going to. Because my friend Vik (you know Vik right?) is highly recommending it.

I've been on the look out for a nice, easy, transportable game and I think this is it.

I thought this was a brilliant opportunity for you to meet Vik properly (well virtually) and so she has done a lovely review for us. She has three kids and so very much values stuff that keeps the whole family happy, if you catch my drift.

Here's what she had to say about Perudo.

Do you remember the scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s chest where Bootstrap Bill was playing a dice game against Davey Jones?  The game was Perudo or liar dice, a game that has apparently been around since 1532.    As great fans of the film and games in general, we really wanted to try this.

It is presented in an attractive metal box and the contents are held in a handy drawstring travel bag.  There are 6 brightly coloured beakers each containing matching dice.  It is light and easily taken in your luggage when you go away.
I made the mistake of presenting it to the kids before reading the rules and, at first glance, it appears to be quite complicated. 
But after sending the two year old to another room to watch Mickey Mouse we found that after a few slow practice rounds we got the hang of the game really quickly.
The makers of the game claim that it is suitable children of 8 years and over but although my children (aged 7 and 9) enjoyed the game, the subtleties of bluffing and strategy were mainly lost on them.  
We were able to play the game after a fashion and in a way that definitely held their attention.  They loved shouting DOODOO and JONTI at each other.  The fact that they could hold the beaker and dice easily also gave it points over most card games where they find it impossible to hold more than two cards at a time.
To get the most out of the game though, I would highly recommend playing with a group of adults and a bottle of wine (or two).  On a recent holiday Perudo was played every night after the kids had gone to bed and the game really came into its own.  As you get more adept at playing you can introduce more advanced rules and calls and we all got really competitive.
Perudo is a game that really is fun for people of all ages.  The children loved every minute of it and the adults loved it even more.  It is more entertaining than any card game, the packaging is bright, light and durable and I would highly recommend it as a companion on any holiday or even to ring the changes after Christmas dinner.  It certainly beats charades!

Thanks Vik! I am definitely up for it and will definitely arrive at the family Christmas with this in tow. But can I just say, who is Vik trying to kid??! Two bottles of wine??! Erm ... yeah right!!

For more information visit www.paul-lamond.com

Christmas and games go hand in hand for me. What wouldn't you be without at Christmas?


Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Underwear by Fauve - The Search for the Perfect Bra!

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I wanted to write this post because I really struggle to find nice undies (bras to be specific) that provide comfort and support, without just looking like enormous, ugly boulder holders.

I'm a 30F and anyone with slightly larger boobs will understand these difficulties. I have a couple of good fitting bras but they are not really my faves. They are more functional than aesthetic and I often find myself falling foul of the temptation to go for the prettier, more delicate, less industrial bras I own, that don't actually fit.

I stuff my boobs in, they look OK at first, but before long the girls are escaping and I have a terrible case of DBS (double boob syndrome), straps digging in, and looking even bigger than I am. Not a good look.

When dressed, there is nothing like a well fitted bra. Clothes lie properly, lines stay straight and everything is hunky-dory. If only it was such a success story without the clothes.

Which is why I wanted to tell you about Fauve.

I attended Fashion Press Week and was lucky enough to be given a £50 voucher for www.leialingerie.com to spend on underwear of my choice. The site stock a range of brands, but I quickly settled on Fauve which promised it would:

Introduce a little style and intrigue into your everyday. Be daring. Be dramatic. Feel the sumptuous fabrics and sensuous fit...Lingerie that will capture your imagination, wrap you in amazing comfort and leave you feeling elegant and self-assured. Right up to an H cup.

Sounded perfect so I went for it. I ordered the Merissa balcony bra and the matching thong. It came to £77 with delivery but with my voucher, I only had to pay £27. Yay!

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So I wore my new set today and I have to say, I am very very impressed. Knickers are easy so I won't bother talking about those (just nice to have matching ones), but the bra is absolutley brilliant. I love it!

It was so comfortable and gave me a gorgeous shape and lovely lift, even better than the bras I already have that were fitted in Selfridges. The straps stayed where I put them and didn't lengthen during the course of the day. There was no riding up and everything was just where it needed to be.

And it's pretty. Of course, it still has slightly thicker straps than your average 34C but there really is no getting away from that and Fauve have managed to capture the dainty feel.

I was very happy with the sizing, which is always a worry when buying online and so now feel confident to add more to my collection.

In fact, I'm definitely getting more! And when I do, I'll be telling you about it!

Have you found your perfect bra yet?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Kenzo: Fashion in Motion at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The latest Fashion in Motion event from the V&A focussed on Parisian fashion house, Kenzo. And so the museum's Raphael Gallery beautifully showcased Kenzo's latest collection for Spring/Summer 2011.

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The Raphael Gallery provided a stunning back drop to the vibrant, graphic designs within the show.

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Kenzo made its name back in the 70s with creative director Kenzo Takada at the helm, with its vivid colours and prints.

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Current Creative Director, Italian Designer Antionio Marras has maintained and developed what Kenzo does best.

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Marras has drawn upon Kenzo's Japanese heritage and beautifully blended his own rich and colourful Sardinian culture. The result is a stunning fusion of tradition and modern decadence.

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The collection marks a major milestone for the house of Kenzo as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Marras said,

"I love new experiences in fashion, hybrid events where fashion meets other forms of expression and different disciplines are reinvented in an innovative perspective. It is amazing that the V&A finds such creative and unexpected ways to present fashion the the public - and a perfect match for KENZO whose bold creativity has also pushed boundaries".

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It was a stunning show. A fantastic opportunity for the average person on the street to get a taste of high fashion in a breath taking venue. With free admission to these Fashion in Motion shows, I really do have to take my hat off to the good old V&A. Fashion for everyone!

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I find it hard to believe that Kenzo is 40 years old. The show demonstrated such vitality and lustre, a true visual sensation.

Thanks V&A. Beautifully done!

Are you a fan of the V&A like me?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

Monday, 22 November 2010

Chanel Dreams Coming True At Harrods

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Ok so this is a super special post. As I sit down to write it, I know this is going to be probably the most enjoyable and indulgent post I have ever written.

And that is because on Friday, at about a quarter to five, in the almighty Harrods, my absolute, ultimate, most distracting and consuming fashion dream came true. I bought a classic Chanel handbag. It was genuinely an important and fanfare worthy moment for me.

As I write this, I have to be honest and say that I am feeling an overwhelming wave of emotion because it honestly means so much to me. This hasn't been one of my many flippant impulse buys, this is completely another thing. It has been many years in the making. It has been a passion and a source of pleasure and pain. This may sound ridiculous but it's just how I feel.

It has been a dream. And for a long time, it was just that. A dream. I never actually thought I would own one. Then a few years ago, I was made redundant and decided that maybe I should get it then. I did a lot of talking about it, probably too much talking....and eventually talked myself out of it. Other things came along that seemed more urgent. So it never happened and I kind of put the dream back to where it had always been. Way on the back burner.

And then this week I was having my weekly telephone catch up chat with my mum. As usual, we talked about the normal things. You know, what to buy my son for Christmas, the latest supermarket deal on Malborough Sauvignon Blanc, Fashion Articles that she has cut out of the Telegraph and posted to me. 

And then she suddenly said, "You really must buy that Chanel bag you've been talking about forever. The last thing you want is to wait until you're 60 to start swinging it around".

Whilst the mere suggestion that I would ever be 60 nearly made me sick on the spot, a sudden surge of huge excitement rushed through me. She was right. I'm getting on a bit. I turned 36 this year and if I am not going to get this bag now, when am I going to get it? 

So it was crunch time. I was either going to have to give up the dream completely or bite the bullet, stop chatting about it and get the credit card out. Now or never? Oh my goodness this was exciting stuff! Although I didn't make the decision instantly, you can't when you are talking about THAT much money, I did kind of know what I was going to do.

I was only going to buy the bloody thing!!!!! Yay!!!!!  Well done Mummy! 

And then for the next three days it was literally all I could think about. I decided that the specific requirements were jumbo classic flap in caviar. On those details I was certain. 

I always assumed that I would have silver hardware. But conversations I had with fellow style bloggers had thrown the gold hardware in to the arena. In turn, this had thrown me into a complete frenzy. Oh my goodness. Gold or silver? In a panic, I sent the question out to the wonderful Twitterverse. 

Gold came back as the hardware of choice.  But every time I closed my eyes and imagined the bag, I saw silver. I decided that I had to go with the dream. It had to be silver. Please do be aware that I know how dramatic I am sounding right now!

So I had been phoning around the London Chanel Boutiques and quickly realised that the jumbo beauty I wanted was in rather short supply. I had learned that morning that the lovely people at Chanel's Brompton Cross boutique had one.

But because I had spent so much time agonising over the silver/gold issue (my friend Vik told me that I actually looked ill), by the time I phoned Brompton Cross to put the bag on hold, it had gone! Gutted does not begin to describe...

And so just as I was about to give up and go to bed (yes this was during the day but I was feeling defeated), I remembered Harrods. How could I have forgotten?

I phoned them and they had one. One!!! They had one!! But would it still be there by the time I got there??? Stress! More stress! This was supposed to be fun!

So I made a desperate plea to Harrods via Twitter. And then an email arrived from Lisa, the Social Media Manager at Harrods. This angel sent from heaven had been to the Chanel boutique, tracked down my bag and put in on hold for little old me! Amazing! Everything was good again!!!

So I picked up my boy Ben from school and we hot-footed it to Knightsbridge. The lovely Lisa came to meet us at Chanel and she stayed and chatted to us while I bought the bag. I bought the bag!!!! Finally!!! 

It was amazing. The staff at Chanel were so lovely that it made parting with that amount of money fairly painless.  We sat and relaxed whilst they packaged up MY bag in a gorgeous box.

Lisa gave Ben a beautiful tin of biscuits with a music box inside. It played 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer' and he absolutely loved it. He also got a badge, a tree decoration and a giant choccy coin. Way to go Harrods! Ben didn't stop talking about Lisa the whole way home. I think he'll actually want to come shopping with me next time!

And as for me, well I am ecstatic! My friend Vik and I are planning to visit the Veuve Clicquot bar at Harrods to celebrate getting my dream bag and relive the moment. Vik is my ultimate shopping partner in crime. If it wasn't for her, I would probably never even considered buying a Chanel handbag in the first place! So she's a little disappointed that I did this one alone! Another Harrods trip will make up for it.

We can't wait! And when I say we, I mean Vik, myself and my baby Chanel.

Thanks Harrods and especially Lisa for helping to make my dream come true. Having an amazing shopping experience makes finally owning the bag even sweeter than I imagined.

And here are the photos of my new baby.


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It is definitely love. Don't we look happy together?

So what do you think? Am I completely and ridiculously over dramatic?! Or have you felt like this about something? Have you received service that makes your day?

Can't wait to hear from you

Ree
XXX

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