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Last weekend we ventured to Notting Hill for a ‘day out’. We were walking down Portobello Road when we saw that the queue outside the Hummingbird Bakery wasn’t as massive as usual; so we queued up.
The bakery itself is pretty small (ALWAYS expect to queue by the way) but when we got inside we were greeted by an amazing aray of cupcakes, carrot cakes, birthday cakes… the lot!
We eventually decided on two cups of tea and the below amazing treats!
I had the Chocolate cupcake with blue vanilla (tasted kind of coconutty – yum yum!) frosting; while James went straight for the Chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting.
Although they were absolutely marvellous, I could literally only eat half of mine. I thought I was going to have a heart attack the frosting was so overwhelming!
But what a treat! Next stop: The Magnolia Bakery: Bleeker Street.
Images/Text Copyright Of Drapers Magazine 2009.
This week saw the publication of the ‘top 100’ in Drapers magazine. The top 100 looks at the biggest and most influential people/brands/retailers in fashion over the past year. Very proudly I can say that Drapers voted AllSaints NUMBER ONE!
Since summer this year, AllSaints have launched a fully transactional US Site with a DC in New Jersey, meaning all US sales are now in dollars and are shipped within the US. Furthermore to the Atlantic-expansion, a concession began the store roll-out within Bloomingdales New York, followed by L.A Robertson and Miami is very close to opening. In the new year there will be a flagship in New York and Boston will follow. Additional language sites have made shopping even easier for French, Italian, German and Spanish speakers.
It’s all very exciting and very well deserved. Well done to all involved atAllSaints; long may it continue!
You heard correct!! As of Monday 7th Septemer 2009 French Fashion House, Hermès, is taking over the wonderful world of Liberty London’s Scarf department for a wopping 6 weeks! BOOM.
Liberty of London and Hermès have collaborated to design a range of delightful ties and scarves using the Liberty of London signature Tana Lawn Cotton. The collaboration was designed by Bali Barret, Creative Director of Hermès Silk, the scarves will come in two sizes, a 70 x 70 cm and a Gavroche (45 x 45 cm) and in six different micro floral prints, each one screen printed with Hermès’ iconic ‘Ex Libris’ design.
VERY EXCITING STUFF! I’ll be there on the 7th, will you?
For more information visit the Liberty of London website.
Ms. Judy Pink.
I am some what fascinated and, slightly obsessed by the life and loves of Gabrielle Chanel; known to most as COCO CHANEL.
Gabrielle Chanel the founder of French Fashion House, CHANEL, had the ability to capture what a woman really wanted to wear – to feel liberated and in luxury… at an expense of course.
Chanel was also very articulate; as can be seen from her many many enchanting and insightful quotations…
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”
“A woman has the age she deserves.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
“Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”
“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
“Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.”
“Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.”
“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed,” I said.”
All these quotations are so legendary and thoughful. Coco Chanel is a wonderful individual who lived a very fulfilled and supreme life… leaving other peoples lives supreme and very fulfilled… including my very own life. Thank You Madame Gabrielle.
Ms. Judy Pink.
I went to see the latest Indiana Jones movie this weekend, and its very easy to see why the people behind the film were abit shaky over premiereing it at the Cannes Film Festival – the reason is simple; its absolutely sh*te. And thats real french.
It is quite frankly not worth spending sodding £14 on 2 cinema tickets, nor was it worth wasting 2 hours of my life; or the fact I could have gone and got 2 tickets for Girls Aloud off some touts:'( definitely not worth missing Girls Aloud for.
I HATE Indiana Jones, and I have a slight disliking for Steven Speilberg for giving the public such a shameful piece of filmmaking to the BFC. It was quite the farse. I don’t care if you were planing on going to see the film, I’m going to tell you the end anyway, (plus I’m saving you the money and the time too)!!
The Crystal Skull, it would appear, belongs to the body of an ‘alien’ ROFL. its absolutely laughable. what on earth was Mr Speilberg thinking? My theory is that they thought, ‘sod this, lets see how far we can take it’, ie, taking the piss on purpose; theres no way, NO WAY, at all that they thought it was a good idea. or is there? I HATED THE FILM. I just cant believe it was made in the first place. Its absolutely unbelievable to be honest!
My boyfriend said, ‘well at least the special effects were good’, but actually, they weren’t! they were as believable as as the sodding aliens rofl.
And what the hell was Cate Blanchette thinking?! Her accent was appalling! Is she french? English? A posh American? A nazi?! NO, she was allegedly RUSSIAN! hilarious.
-The skull from the film.
-Meanwhile, this is what a REAL Crystal Skull should look like.
The skull isn’t even crystal either! Damian Hurst has nothing to worry about! rofl. It looked like a rubbish perspex helmut. horrendous.
All in all, the worst film of the year.
Ms. Judy Pink.