Friday, 30 March 2012

Swanky New Do

Since the Cubs have arrived on this planet, having a hair do has become the biggest luxury ever. Hours of sitting in peace, reading magazines, drinking tea and- in the last case - eating Parmesan. My do last week took things to another level. I was treated to probably the swankiest- and best, cut and colour that I've ever had at Rossano Ferretti's new Mayfair salon.

I should have guessed what was in store when I arrived at the four storey town house - William Morris's old office no less - to be welcomed by the salon's own security guard. Don't you just love knowing that you hair is safe at all times?

Inside is mega swanky. All black and white minimalist chic sprinkled with gorgeous vintage chandeliers. Apart from my colourist, balayage pro, Jack and Pol, who cut my hair, I didn't see one other person (except when a tray of Prosecco and parmesan appeared in front of me) It felt like being in a very exclusive, private club. For the first time- maybe ever, my hair, face, lifestyle and look was all analysed and taken into account before they started to work their magic. Proper VIP treatment; none of the usual robotic, painting by numbers approach that a lot of hairdressers work by.
You forget how great a good hair do can make you feel. I walked out three hours later feeling and looking a hell of a lot better - if I do say so myself. I then spent most of the time on my girlie night out swooshing my new shiny locks at anyone who glanced in my direction.

For anyone needing some proper hair attention, a bit of revamp or just some serious luxury, may I suggest you hop foot it toute- suite down to 17 St Georges Street.

For a cut Pol Garcia is a sensation - you'll never see a technique like it - and for anything colour orientated, Jack Howard is your man.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Kate Moss and Tim Walker

My whole house is ill again. Hence, I am too tired for words, quite literally. If I write anything it will make absolutely no sense at all. So here are some beautiful new Tim Walker shots of Kate Moss swanking around the Ritz in Paris for US Vogue instead.

Sunday, 18 March 2012


When I'm not changing nappies, in a supermarket or hunting for a gypsy caravan, I will be found on Pinterest. I am completely obsessed. Given the opportunity I could quite happily spend hour after hour flitting around from board to board, pinching other people's images like a little magpie. I'm not quite sure why it's so addictive; Maybe it's the ease of creating such beautiful collages. It's like being given a free pass to a library full of only things that you love. You can just ignore the bits you don't like with the click of a mouse.
I spend most of my time hunting for interiors inspiration. Basically being nosy, looking into other peoples homes. I've found so many heavenly new fabrics and original bits of furniture that I'd never usually have come accross. It's also fuelling my long standing love affair with den making and I'm currently working out just how to turn the Cub's playroom into a den that we are both going to approve of...

Dreamy dens...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Catskills Hideaway

Our new house is nearly done and decorated and I'm already itching for a new project. Having my own little haven - preferably an airstream, gypsy caravan or shepherd's hut- has always been a dream of mine and seeing this swanked up hunting cabin of Sandra Foster's has kicked-started me into action. Any free moment I now get is spent scouring the pages of Auto Trader and ebay hunting for some kind of beaten up treasure I can transform into my dream escape.

My inspiration

The photos above are of a hunting cabin in the Catskills which the owner, Sandra Foster, has transformed into the romantic Victorian cottage she's always dreamt of...An all white, floaty, pure girly haven.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Chloe Chic

I think this lady photographed outside the latest Chloe show could be the chicest person on the planet right now. One glimpse of her and I'm actually considering burning my maternity jeans. I still can't bring myself to wear normal clothes and It's going to take something drastic to get myself out of this hideous, baggy, comfortable rut.

photo via

Friday, 2 March 2012

Ten Minutes With...


Los Angeles based
Presenter and Fashion Journalist

Current fascinations?
Downton Abbey, pistachio coloured shoes, Thai curries.

What scares you?
The dark- I really can't sleep in pitch black!

Describe yourself in three words.
Loyal, jet lagged, fun-loving.

Perfect holiday destination?

What would you eat at your last supper?
A Mexican feast- guacamole, burritos and margaritas.

Which five people would be joining you?
My family

Last fashion disaster?
I wore a strapless gold gown for an E! Baftas show and I looked like I was pregnant!

Favourite London hangout?
Blakes for drinks.

Favourite LA hangout?
Eveleigh Restaurant.

You can wear three designers for the rest of your life. Who are they?
Giambattista Valli, Marchesa, Giuseppe Zanotti.

What annoys you?
Rude, impatient people

Who do you admire?
Professionally? Diana Vreeland.

What's on your Spring/ Summer shopping list?
A pistachio clutch from KG

Defining moment of your career?
Maybe last weekend, I co-hosted ABC's Oscars show and it was awesome.

Best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Don't expect anything and you'll never be disappointed. From my Grandpa.

What's the starriest thing you've ever done?
Attending the Oscars.

What do you talk to your hairdresser about?
Everything under the sun, no holes barred!

What 3 things would you take to a dessert island?
My boyfriend, a Melissa Odabash kaftan and some gin.

Miracle beauty must have?
Beauty Mint serum.

What will you be doing in ten years time?
Hopefully living on the beach with a big family, a cute doggie and still presenting fun TV shows.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

SO Esotic

I've been waiting to get my hands on one of these morse code bracelets for a long, long time.
They are made to order by the beautiful Ombretta Vaccari, for her label Esotic - which you can now buy from her newly opened, online bazaar.

Decide what you want to say and she will translate it onto the bracelet using the morse code alphabet.