Thursday, 26 November 2009

Breakfast At Tiffany's

I can barely contain my excitement, as i'll be making a trip to the Haymarket Theatre this weekend to see Anna Friel in Breakfast at Tiffany's. By far one of my favourite movie of all times, so we'll if this lives up to all the rave reviews.

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Eating London

Yup, that's what i'll be doing for the next 7 days... Some of the places i'll be stopping at include the following inexpensive but stylish settings:

48 Dean Street

Nove - Italian
8A Sackville Street

Dehesa - Charcuterie & Tapas Bar
25 Ganton Street

Melati - Indonesian & Malaysian
30-31 Peter Street

Well all i can say is yum yum yum.
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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Cashmere hot tip

Whilst sorting out stuff for the cake shop & having some odd tv show in the background I overheard the best solution for preventing moths & their little critter of eggs ruining your cashmere... First, they hate Cedar - so spray some oil onto a piece of kitchen towel (or equivalent) and pierce a little hole so that it pops over your hanger, and hang one pieces on every 5/6 hangers which should keep those little buggers away.
If your wardrobe is rammed like sardines full of wool, cashmere etc... it's more than likely that your cashmere has moth eggs - yuck-o-rama!
How to get rid???

Chuck your cashmere into a frozen zip lock/see through plastic bag - make sure it's sealed and place in your freezer, yup FREEZER over night. This will kill the eggs for sure.
BTW the eggs are so tiny, they're not visible to the eye...
So there you have it!

Victoria Beckham's Carmontelle Cashmere pencil dress @ StyleFinder & Net-a-Porter
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The Fabulous Show - Anna Vissi

So, I want to know what the hoo-ha is about this The FABULOUS Show, starring one Anna Vissi (ΑΝΝΑ ΒΙΣΣΗ). Don't know enough about the lady, but do know that she is definitely one of the biggest and most successful artist in Greece & who knows where else. I have to admit, I don't know enormous amounts about the music people here, but I will say that (from what i've seen so far) she is the only one that truly stands out as a professional, talented-as in she can sing (live!), probably writes her own music too and dance as an artist. Yup, that too and she's far more imaginative/creative than her peers. She's like the Madonna of Greece.

Image via
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Friday, 13 November 2009

Super cool stylist: Kirsty Drury

For those who don't know this face, this is Kirsty Drury stylist to the stars who is fast gaining a brilliant reputation in the styling world. Having recently teamed up with Wonderbra, check out the OSOYOU interview below for all you need about the seasons new trend, Gok Wan and more!

OSOYOU interview

Stylist to the likes of Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer and Cat Deeley, Kirsty Drury knows just about all there is to know when it comes to fashion. And just before she jetted off for a 10 day shoot in Cape Town, we managed to catch up with her to pick her brain on what’s hot this season, her favourite designers and all importantly, who she'd love to get her hands on next!

As Kylie Minogue’s stylist, you must have got to know her pretty well. Is she as sweet as she comes across?

"I have styled Kylie and she is wonderful. She has her own fantastic sense of style, but enjoys listening to a stylist's ideas too."

Who’s been your favourite celebrity to work with?

"Gok Wan. I'm the Fashion Producer of the Channel 4 series Gok's Fashion Fix. He is hilarious and his sharp tongue and quick-witted retorts have me crying with laughter. He has a great eye when it comes to styling."

Is there anyone in particular you’d love to get your hands and re-style?

"Angelina Jolie. I want to get her out of those sombre dresses and dreary colours she's recently taken to wearing."

Do you have a style icon?

"At the moment I'm into Betty Draper and Joan Holloway in Mad Men. Or Grace Jones."

As a stylist to the stars, you must get loads of freebies, what’s the best thing you’ve ever received?

"Jean Paul Gaultier gave me a pair of made to measure gold sequined trousers."

Where do you love to shop?

"Oxfam on Wesbourne Grove, Topshop at Oxford Circus, TKMaxx early mornings, Rellick on Golbourne Road."

What are your top 3 style tips for the new season?

"A strapless dress worn with long gloves and a dusting of gold glitter across the collar bone and shoulders. Black sheer tights, with a tiny spot print if you're daring, are the new opaques. Wear them with party dresses for a glam eighties vibe. Black glossy ankle boots with a cone heel will update any outfit."

Have you ever made a fashion faux pas? If so, what was it?

"In the late 80's tights didn't have so much lycra in them and tended to sag between the legs so girls would wear a pair of knickers over the top of their tights. This particular night all I had left in my pants drawer was a pair of huge white knickers, which I wore over my thick black tights and under a long black knitted skirt. The boy I really fancied thought it would be funny to lift my skirt up over my head as I was stood with a big group of people under a streetlamp and my fashion faux pas glowed big, bright and white and everyone just laughed and laughed at me. I never lived it down."

What’s in your handbag right now?

"I've just arrived in Cape Town for a ten-day shoot so my bag is stuffed from the overnight flight. In it is my Gucci sunglasses, Topshop pink fluffy socks, Korres lipgloss, yoghurt raisins, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer."

Finally, what are your 3 can’t-live-withouts this season

"A Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless bra is perfect for under all those strapless dresses. It's so sexy it can even been worn on it's own with a high waisted pencil skirt or trousers for that underwear as outerwear look that is so now. Long leather gloves to go with 3/4 sleeved coats. Over the knee boots to wear with mini dresses or hotpants and tights."

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Thieving so & so's

Today I experienced something that i thought would never happen to me, only because i've usually got my wits with me and am very careful.

But today, there were 2 young teenage boys who were hungry and poor, so i offered them food (from the cake shop), and what did they do? Well one distracted me with their rather excellent thieving skills and the other stole my mobile phone. So I guess all i have to say is what comes around goes around, karma works in a very peculiar way.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Steak House night: Oro Toro

Hangovers are so bad I can barely type this. A bloody Mary is what I need right now to sweat out whatever it was I consumed. I love meat, which helps considering I'm based in Greece now and dinner here is usually meat, cheese and wine. Although having said that I do prefer that option at least once a week and the majority of the time, food with high water content is consumed on a more regular basis - much healthier too.

So for all you meat lovers, this is the place for you - Oro Toro, an amazing Steak House with a great vibe, fantastic food and service. They have 2/3 restaurants in Athens but the word is on the street, is that they're expanding fast with perhaps another 3 or 4 more restaurants lined up.

What's so good about this place? Well, the way the meat is cooked for a start. The owners were really taken by the grilling techniques of the Parillas in Buenos Aires. Yup this is like an Argentinian Steak House with excellent meat. We tried the Cowboy steak and also a fusion dish with rib eye steak and chilli & lime prawns. I don't know much about Steaks and Steak Houses, but I enjoyed the experience and the food and a French bottle of Chateau Neuf Du Pape - one of my faves...

I've been to a few Argentinian Steak Houses dotted around London such as the Gaucho Grill (impeccable service too), La Pampa Grill in Clapham & Santa Maria Del Sur - where the food is practically cooked in front of you - mouthwatering stuff especially when you're hungry. Want to check out more info on Steak Houses in London, UK? The Steak Club blog are in search of the best Steak in London ever, with full on reviews based on 6 key things (Steak, Venue, Menu, Wine, Waitress & Value) in which they rate out of 10 (except for the steak which is rated out of 10 then x5). Anyhow, let's hope they find this heavenly Steak House.
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Monday, 9 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009

Monday Morning Lust

Oh man, I love this dress, the shoes and a bit of feather. Nuff said.

ASOS plum organza crini dress £100

ASOS bubble suede studded ankle strap boots £95

ASOS black feathered cape £38
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