Archive for September 2011

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Models thin on the ground

A couple of years ago London Fashion Week started to reassert itself. Back came the big runway shows; Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Clements Ribeiro et al. LFW was on a high as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. Today London re-evaluates as the spectre of bad scheduling presented modelling agencies and shows with logistical headaches. Sat Bal (21 Sept 11) Read more


Kings of Queens

Don’t believe all you read about the internet sapping print publishing creativity. Kitchen Sink Publishing is release a lavish new book featuring 80s pop icon Boy George. Kings of Queens is billed as “the official, definitive legacy edition of a stunning new coffee table book” and will retail at £499. Abigail Parkin (19 Sept 11)

The publisher sold out of a similar project on John Lydon and hopes to do the same withKings of Queens’s which charts the colourful journey of Boy George’s life. Read more


The Halkin celebrates its 20th


In 1991 The Halkin opened its doors to the claim of London’s first boutique design hotel providing a stylish alternative to bland corporate chains. Twenty years on the hotel is inviting guests to share its ethos and anniversary celebrations with a range of events set to take place throughout September.Abigail Parkin (7 Sept ‘11)

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Natural beauty

Red sandspurry, sleepy morning and scurvy grass might not sound too alluring but these plant extracts will have skin perfectionists running to their nearest Clarins counter for the new Vital Light Serum says Abigail Parkin (6 Sept ’11)

The Vital Light Serum is a skin tone perfector that in one single step has three luminosity-restoring actions on the skin. It fades out dark spots, it brightens age-related dull skin tone and it helps smooth and repair lines.

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The Door restaurant

Square meal or Square Mile?


The plan seemed pretty simple. Late afternoon drinks at Soho House, then off to dinner at new restaurant The Door before bedding down at the Square Mile party. Usefully, The Door on the City’s Cornhill is near the party venue. So how, wonders Sat Bal, did it all go so wrong? (2 Sept '11)

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