Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Meeting DVF

I met Diane Von Furstenburg last week at the London launch of her fragrance 'Diane'.

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

She was amazing. Massively charismatic, utterly charming and innately stylish. Elegance personified.

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

I was completely overwhelmed. I grinned gormlessly at her as she spoke and literally couldn't take my eyes off her. Her presence sent me into a state of bewilderment almost. Dumbfounded!

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

She talked passionately about her role as a designer, and also the inspiration for 'Diane' the fragrance. Before I had smelt it, I knew I would love it. Maybe it was when she said  'I put all my knowledge, power and seduction tips into this bottle'.

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

After Diane spoke, she circulated the room, sharing the fragrance and tying scented ribbon around her adoring audience's wrists. And I was right, I loved the fragrance.

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

As she tied mine, I was still in this speechless state. Desperate to communicate with her, I forced out some words. And what came out was possibly the cheesiest line I have heard, let alone actually said, in a long while.."You are a true inspiration"....!  Not only this corny one liner, but it was accompanied by a spontaneous welling up, which I was not expecting in the slightest. One word. Embarrassing.

But the mighty DVF took it in her stride, was totally gracious and took pity on me and asked where I was from. To which I feebly replied......'blog'.  Oh well!!

Here's the wonderful Holly from Diary Directory, who was kind enough to take control of my camera whilst I was in my bewildered state and get some pics of me and the lady herself. I then returned the favour...

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Diane Von Fustenburg Launches Fragrance 'Diane'

So on to the perfume. It's bursting with frangipani and violet, patchouli and musk. Quite frankly, it's delish. It's a not a girly, airy fairy frivolous scent. It is womanly and sexy and sophisticated. The woman that wears this is discerning and wise, yet vivacious and youthful. Oh dear...I'm being cheesy again! Someone stop me!!!!

Well I'll leave it to Diane Von Furstenburg. Here she is describing 'Diane' the fragrance...




'Diane' is launches exclusively in Harrods and DVF boutiques from 16th October 2011. It will be available nationwide from early 2012.  Prices start at £47 for the Eau de Toilette and £64 for the Eau de Parfum.

Ree
XXX

Monday, 27 June 2011

Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party

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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party


The launch was fab. A super fun party and some amazing shoes. Every guest got to choose a pair to have as their very own!! What more could you want??!

I have been an Aldo fan for many years now. In fact I bought my first pair in 1997 in New York, so we really do go back quite a long way. But enough of that chat because I am suddenly feeling extremely old! And the thing is, I do know I'm old, I am just trying not to remind myself of the fact quite as much!

Anyway, back to Aldo... The collection did not disappoint. And this is the pair that I chose. Love the two tone and two texture combination,  and I am completely addicted to the wedge right now.


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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party

And here are some more shots from the launch...


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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party - with  Jade Parfitt and Prince Cassius
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party - with Lisa Maffia, Clotheshorse and Jameela Jamil
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party - Mason Smillie
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party
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Aldo Autumn Winter 2011 Launch Party - Rise Project

I was really interested to hear news on Aldo's collaborations. Particularly the Aldo Rise Project - A collaborations program that lends ALDO expertise in footwear production and design to established and emerging fashion designers.

For AW11 - "ALDO are thrilled to launch the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist Christian Cota capsule range into international stores and online for AW11. Launching this limited edition collection of must-have winter boots further cements ALDO’s fashion forward yet accessible reputation by empowering this visionary designer and in turn allowing new and existing fans to discover Christian Cota’s talents."

For SS12 - "ALDO Rise launches in the UK supporting  the best of British fashion; Preen, J.W. Anderson and Faster by Mark Fast."

Love the high end - high street blend.

Ree
XXX

Sunday, 26 June 2011

TK Maxx Superbrands

It's all about laid back California chic with the fabulous superbrands at TK Maxx.


 
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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands


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TK Maxx Superbrands
"LA style has landed at TK Maxx. We’re talking shorts, tees, cutesy little dresses denim and darling little summer tops from the most awesome casual brands to add a touch of California style to your wardrobe this summer. Finish off with some designer aviators and flats and it’s Venice Beach here we come!"

Featured items*:
Grey long sleeve tee - Hilfiger Denim
Pink Tee - Billabong
Black shorts - Quicksilver
Black and white tank top - Bench
Jeans - Levi 501 



Dresses from £9.99 RRP £30
Tops from £9.99 RRP £40
T-shirts from £7.99 RRP £14

For more info click here.

Ree
XXX

*PR samples


The Medwinds UK Press Launch

It was a lovely Barcelona Team reunion when we hit the Medwinds London press day. I love the Medwinds simple, classic style and it was great to see the collection set up in London.

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The Medwinds UK Press Launch

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The Medwinds UK Press Launch

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The Medwinds UK Press Launch

The star of the show was the Marsella Tote which was creating quite a buzz. Lucky for me, I have one already, and I completely love it. I have been sporting it around town...

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My Medwinds Marsella Tote

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My Medwinds Marsella Tote

The shoes are really good too.  I have the Tagomago Buckle Sandals which are super comfy. The Ibiza Sandals are next on my list and I hope to get them soon!

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The Medwinds Ibiza Sandals

"The Medwinds collection is designed with the variety of life in mind, taking the wearer from the essential and versatile pieces of the week to the casual comfort and sophistication of a weekend. Footwear choices are adaptable between day and night, with a selection of heels, sandals and flats. Swimwear for both men and woman maintain the Medwinds’s signature look with clean lines and soft silhouettes. No two days are the same and Medwinds provide an easy and contemporary wardrobe to help you make the most of life."

And now I can't wait to see what they have in store for Autumn Winter 2011!

Check out Medwinds here.
Ree
XXX

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Eagerly Awaiting... Fashionista At Superdrug

Whilst at the Superdrug Press Day last month, I came across the brand new makeup brand, Fashionista. Amazingly pigmented, stunning colours and innovative packaging and application methods, all at brilliant prices. 

I can't wait to get my hands on it...

  
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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


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Fashionista At Superdrug


Fashionista is launching in August 2011and will comprise of 42 core shades, 7 trend shades, 12 blushers, 30 nail varnishes, 14 gel liners, 7 kohl pencil, foundations, primers and much much more! You will be able to buy individual colours and customise palette, the way you can with premium, professional brands.

Stayed tuned!

Ree
XXX


Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011

Check out my faves from the Debenhams AW11 press day...

 
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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Principles by Ben de Lisi


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Principles by Ben de Lisi


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Star by Julien Macdonald


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Rocha.John Rocha


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Red Herring


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Miss KG


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Miss KG


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Jonathan Saunders


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Ri Roksanda Ilincic


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011


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Debenhams Press Day Autumn Winter 2011 - Pearce II Fionda

HUGE wishlist. HUGE.

Ree
XXX


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