Wise words #1

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.  But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

Marilyn Monroe


Which strange creature comes to life at night?

I remember being teased by a girl at school called Ruby when I was seven because I said dolls came to life at night.  ‘That is why when you wake up in the morning they are in different places,’ I argued.  My mother told me that so it had to be true.  This moving picture, called Little Kaiju, was made by New York-based twins Jonathan and Josh Baker, AKA Twin.  Kaiju is Japanese for ‘strange beast’.  They capture a funny little creature exploring Tokyo by night on film.  I knew it!

Holiday remover kit

Available in a set of three different Christmas scents, these nail polish removers smell gorgeous and will get your feeling more festive with each polish change.  They’re all acetone free so you won’t be stripping your nails while coordinating tips and party outfits either.

Available from November.

Holiday Remover Kit, £16, Butter London.


Stylists – the big name ones like Rachel Zoe and Louise Roe – are the ones I look to for inspiration rather than the celebrities, brands or magazines they work with.  The non high-profile ones, I find,  are another breed.  They tend to wear black raggy baggy clothes and regrowth.  Why is that?  Maybe it’s a time thing or maybe the supers get how important their own brand image is.

A new book is out celebrating the work of the super stylist covering ad campaigns and fashion editorial as well as inside the business of retail itself.

Def want to add this to my coffee table collection.

Stylists: New Creative Visionaries, £19.50, Amazon.

Hot diggity food fad

Like Champagne?  Up for sampling the latest food fad?  For something a bit different check out the this quirky new Champagne bar on Charlotte Street.  Choose from a list of Champagnes or cocktails and a menu of 10 different gourmet hotdogs made from three sorts of sausage (beef, pork, veggie) in steamed buns including the BLT dog, the Jose dog (topped with guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos) and a changing guest chef’s special.  Champagne from £6 per glass.

70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4QG.

21 September: Make the city sound better

Coming to a London street near you!  The Sound Taxi converts street noise into music before playing it back to passers-by and passengers.

The Make The City Sound Better project was created by Japanese sound artist Yuri Suzuki, the Design Museum’s designer in residence, for headphone maker AIAIAI to challenge Londoners’ perceptions about noise in the city.

Catch a ride on Friday 21 September between 11am and 4pm on King’s Street at the corner of Covent Garden.