Remembering Christmas

Since the weather has taken a dramatic turn towards I’ve been missing my Christmas tree. This Christmas just gone was a special one for me because It was absolutely exhausted through work and just needed that week to chill. (not literally, I like my central heating, brrr)
Here are some of the lovely jubbly gifts that I got from the people in my life.
Adam got me this gorgeous book, along with some other fab pressies. It’s one of the amazing coffee table books that you start reading and don’t put down! Needless to say, I’ve yet to find time to pick it up but I’ll keep you informed!
The in laws bought me this. My latest guilty pleasure. An old BBC Costume Drama feat. two prim and proper 1920s ladies who open their own fashion house! WAH! I love it, much recommended for those seeking escapist easy watching and flapper skirts!
Among other much appreciated gifts I nabbed myself a copy of Colin McDowell’s Directory of 20th Century Fashion. The lady at dispatch from wherever my Mum bought it from wrote a little note on the delivery invoice saying: ‘I couldn’t help but notice the name, McDowell for McDowell. Enjoy!’ – how sweet?
Mum and Dad also got me new number plates for my car with on them! haha!
As the weather plods along its dismal way, remember those warmer times over Christmas :o)


Selfridges London Oxford, a world of fantasty, indoor snow and roof top lakes.

I made a little trip to the Big Smoke last week for a press event regarding Selfridges
icon‘ Xmas (I know, fashion works way too far in advanced for one to remain sane). Want to see some of the more rediculous from the world of high-end retail?

White (not yellow) bag, Victora Beckham, £18,000.00 (made to order) exclusive to Selfridges

The new IT hat, as modelled by yours truly. (photo courtesy of the lovely Lynda Moyo’s iPhone, see my interview with Lynda here)

Tiny slutty shoes, as hand-modelled by myself and Casey Gillespie of London Confidential. The whole 25 pairs of shoes act as an Advent Calendar for the bargain price of £18,000.00.

So, whilst milling around the press room spotting treats and delights, eating gorgeous things and touching expensive fashions all of which are soon to be on offer for Xmas shoppers I was told about a secret…. there was a party on the roof.

In true Selfridges style they’d spied an opportunity for fantasy and flooded the bloody roof to make way for a pop-up boating lake. Why? Because some rich bloke founded a new sugar (darling) and we must make cocktails to celebrate! I felt I was in an episode of AbFab. After Oysters and HixFix cocktails at Hix Restaurant we went up the express lift (with a library within it…) to have a look.

Incredible isn’t it?

VOGUE, December 1984.

Christmas is nearly upon us and so I have a little treat. An old copy of VOGUE given to me by a dear friend a few Christmases ago. The issue was the Christmas Issue for December 1984 and depicts an era lost in the realms of nostalgia and TOPMAN knock-offs. A rare insight into ladies-wear for fashion Ramber but nevertheless a stunning pictorial. Merry Christmas
 Recession busting fashion finds, by VOGUE.
 health warning comes with a Cartier cigarette holder.
Fur. Discuss.
The English woman and her English garden.
 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, in the Men’s pages.


Christmas List Vol 3

It’s nearly Christmas and I can’t help thinking about the nasty pasty VAT rise in Jan. Rather ruining our Sales Season don’tythink? Anywho, I hope Father Christmas gets me this lot otherwise I’ll be paying a premium at the tills. Cheers Cameron..

Coco Before Chanel The September IssueDesperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season 

What?… I’ve already seen Die Hard…


I heart these from UNIQLO, so light, so warm.


I have just bought a Calvin Klien shirt in an electric blue but I WANT THIS ONE TOO!


Love me some Northern Heritage.


Brand Whore much?

What do you want Santa to put in your stocking?


Christmas List Vol 2

I am very much in need of a new camera since my last digital SLR died a hideous death on me and has since left me with my brother’s tiny little snap-shot thing.
Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens 
R.I.P. Evangeline the SLR
I’m looking for something that will make me look like I know what I’m doing but is actually pretty easy to use, and light in weight!
Suggestions on a postcard!
 Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black) 
Quite like this one…