I love the changing seasons and the new fashions that they bring.
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Sunday, 9 December 2012


Despite the cold weather and the gloomy economy, December seems to have brought with it a certain golden glow.

Harrods Christmas lights gleam in the dark Knightsbridge night.

Their window displaying the iconic Chanel No 5 perfume is golden and shining.

Glittering golden trees flank the front doorway at Harvey Nichols.

Even seasonal gift wrapping reflects the gold mood - fashionable baroque style gold and black damask wrapping paper and glossy rosette bow from Paperchase. 

There is a new festive makeup collection from Chanel for the party season.  Collection Eclats du Soir de Chanel combines the shimmer of gold and bronze with soft beige, pinks and dark red shades.  For me, the star of the collection is "Harmonie Du Soir", a palette of four beautiful eyeshadows; Bronze Gold, Plum Red, Smokey Taupe and Pink.  Each eyeshadow resembles a Chanel button, quilted and stamped with a double "c".  

Some have been celebrating Chanukah, some are looking forward to Christmas and most are welcoming the forthcoming holiday season.  Seasonal greetings and happy holidays to everybody.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


It's December and it's really cold.  The morning was so frosty and crisp.  This is the time to turn to those little winter warmers.

Getting out of bed wasn't so bad now that I am slipping my feet into these warm, grey, thick-knit sock bootees trimmed with black velvet bows. (from Calzedonia).

Also from Calzedonia, these lovely black lace pattern socks have a lurex sparkle.  They are longer and thicker than my other ankle socks and should keep out the chill.

Out and about in the cold and I indulge in a lovely hot chocolate from my favourite coffehouse, Caffé  Nero on the Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.

A faux fur collar can combine both warmth and chic and I found this one at River Island.  It was just the right size and shape for me and I love the way the black fur is tinged with purple.  I think it's so elegant.

I think I'm getting used to the cold!