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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

MONOCHROME



























Tuesday, 1 April 2014

FATAL DISTRACTION !....

"Fatal Attraction" :

We all saw the 1987 "bunny boiler"film ...and loved it.

Why it had to be revived in 2014 by Trevor Nunn and brought to a London West End stage...is beyond me.

What is also beyond me was the price of the tickets....well,it is starring Kristin Davies aka: Charlotte from the much beloved "Sex and the City", Natascha McElhone from...well loads of stuff and Mark"never heard of him" Bazeley...the play is a stinker.

We would have walked out as soon as it started....it started LOUD!!! I mean really LOUD!...A clanging sound that is supposed to represent a prison door closing...a metaphor to Dan's life and his 2 night fling with Alex (Natascha's character which was played by Glenn Close in the film)...and a group of people doing some robotic,moronic side steps towards the front of the stage from whence Mark Bazeley appears and starts "enunciating" far too much for my taste and far too ...here it comes again....LOUDLY.

Kristin Davies appears and is her sweet "Charlotte" self:
"Hiiiii! Honeyyyyy"....in a pair of Superga tennis shoes and navy jeans. She looks....out of place and  frankly....her element.
The dialogue is awful....when Dan first meets Alex and takes her out for dinner, he tells her some convoluted tale about when he worked in a bar...
"You're shitting me!"  is her contribution to this inane string of sentences .
This scene was so bloody boring I was about to slide off my seat, my brother in law's face was contorted in utter horror and my sister was staring ahead in disbelief.
The couple to my left,whom I kept looking at to distract myself from this train wreck had blessedly fallen asleep.....Yes! I shit you not!! 



The sex scene is hilarious as they writhe on a so called New York dance floor.....and we are treated to a Mark Bazeley running out in his Calvins to wash his hands in the kitchen sink of Alex's flat ,before wiping them dry on his....Calvins.

Half time was our saviour as we ran...nay! Bolted out of the starting gate into the warm and loving arms of the Wolseley.

The reviews aren't great...apparently the ending drops a bombshell as it is NOT the same one as the film when Alex (G. Close/ N. McElhone) is shot....frankly it wasn't incentive enough(had we know before hand...) to keep us glued to our seat. We simply didn't give a damn.....

See it at your own peril:

Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Monday, 24 March 2014

PUNKED...BY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD?


Am I by any chance on Candid Camera?....Has Vivienne Westwood Punked me???

There is no worldly excuse for this......


....other than to piss me off!...or make me roll around laughing!!!

Okay...don't you think she looks like the king of the Meerkats from the animated film "Madagascar"?!!! The one who likes to "Move It! Move It!!!".....

Here is one more for the road...and it's going to be bumpy,hang on!


Turned on...or turned off!!!

Lord have mercy.

Friday, 21 March 2014

From the SUBLIME to the RIDICULOUS.....


THE SUBLIME:....
"How do I love Thee....
............"Let me count the ways......": 380€ ....and on my " must buy" list.
DIOR "So Real "SUNGLASSES FOR SUMMER 2014



Now to the RIDICULOUS:


Ok...we are back to a grumpy looking ex -model /OAP.....looking both tired and ridiculous...
Is this ad campaign working for Vivienne Westwood???

Does anyone find inspiration in this layout?

Urgh......

Sunday, 16 March 2014

GRUMPY OL' DESIGNER LADIES


Take a good look...
No your eyes do not deceive you ....
What strikes you first?
The garish print?......The surprisingly boring design?....OK OK...I 'll just go ahead and say it:

This ad campaign featuring Dame Westwood and a once popular model...looks like couple of doddering OAPS returning from Coachella (dreaming of their Woodstock days...) and desperately looking for the car they parked hours ago.
This is hilarious and a prime target for "Little Britain"'s David Walliams and Matt Lucas....

The one item that has any chance of being worn...is the blazer...
Ok...and the jewellery...everything else has just burned my retinas.



Friday, 28 February 2014

BURBERRY PRORSUM: SPRING-SUMMER 2014

Does anybody know what :
PRORSUM even means...?....guess I could look it up.

My friend Sonia asked me what the colours are for this spring and summer...
there is no better way to sum it up then by showing her this gorgeous ad campaign:


I couldn't resist adding my all time favourite flowers to spruce things up: Peonies.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

STYLE CRUSH: LAURA FANTACCI

....Or as I like to refer to her : Laura FANTA-STIC!

She is the Fashion and Shopping editor at RED MAGAZINE....and I simply love her style and eye for fashion.
She takes " every day" pieces and throws in a hint of pizazz and POW! .....

....FAN-FRIGGIN'-TASTIC!!































My favourite "ensemble" is on the bottom right hand corner: Love...Love...Love the little mink coat slung over khaki chinos with the rolled up cuffs , the beige Chanel quilted handbag clasped just so....revealing a man size watch and the stripes of her cotton top...then of course; the slingback pumps....PERFECT.
Now I have a lil'short white mink jacket;I have never dared wear....I have the chinos that are  my staple, stripey tops up the wazoo, the watch,the bag..(in black...) and sling  backs...
What am a waiting for?
A set of balls ....