Thursday, 24 November 2011

First offical Sex and the City fragrance collection launches : A Great Xmas Gift!

Sex and the City, the landmark HBO series that continues to influence fashion trends and lifestyle choices amongst fans worldwide, has inspired a line of signature eau de perfumes created by Givaudan under a licensing agreement  between HBO and JTG Trading Company who will manufacture and distribute the collection worldwide.   The sassy style of Carrie Bradshaw, the confidence of Miranda Hobbes, the sensuality of Samantha Jones, and the classic style of Charlotte York are now contained in two new fragrances “Sex and City” and “Sex and the City by Night,” as well as “Sex and the City” Body Collections sets, which will debut at the HBO Shop ( and Wilkinson locations in November and will expand through Europe early next year. 

The new fragrances were developed by three of Givaudan’s top perfumers:  Adriana Medina, well known for her creations for Gwen Stefani and Ed Hardy; Rodrigo Flores-Roux, who has created scents for Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Estée Lauder; and Claude Dir, the fragrance creator behind Bobbi Brown and Tommy Hilfiger colognes. 

“The Sex and the City series continues to resonate with women worldwide,” said James Costos, vice president, Global Licensing & Retail at HBO.  “The appeal of the four main characters, who are as unique, complex and trendy as any woman aspires to be, symbolize the show’s eternal allure.  We’re extremely pleased to partner with Givaudan - the global leader in the fragrance industry.  Their elite perfumers have developed fragrances that capture the essence of Sex and the City and JTG Trading Company has the expertise to execute our vision and deliver this collection around the world.

“Givaudan is excited about creating these signature fragrances that capture the global appeal of the beloved television series Sex and the City.  This iconic show inspires viewers and fans with its lifestyle of trendy styles and chic, confident women,” said Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president, Fine Fragrance at Givaudan.  “This inspiration provided our perfumers with the starting points to create two sexy, sophisticated and timeless designs that are sure to be embraced as true fragrance classics.”
“Sex and the City”– the Stylish Perfume for a Day in the City (Above pic)

The “Sex and the City” perfume captures New York City’s energy and unique sensibility. With fresh top notes of Italian mandarin, juicy blood orange, red and pink berries and a subtle touch of passion fruit, the heart of this perfume is feminine, soft and flowery, with scents derived from jasmine, gardenia leaves and orange blossom. The velvety musk, sandalwood, caramel and amber in the base note provide the fragrance’s final statement of finesse, style and elegance.
“Sex and the City by Night” – the Sensuous Glamour of the City That Never Sleeps

With its sensuous, ultra feminine allure, “Sex and the City by Night” is the perfume equivalent of the little black dress. Fresh top notes of sparkling bergamot, pear blossom, dewy freesia leaves and neroli bring glamour to the fore. The heart of the perfume develops into a lush bouquet of night jasmine, peony, vanilla orchard and a surprising accent of fruity pomegranate, with the base note offering a beguiling, luxurious and slight powdery essence delivered by the warm blend of sandalwood, amber crystals, tonka beans, musk and patchouli.

Both fragrance lines retail from £9.00 for 30ml Eau de Perfume, £15.00 for 60 ml, Eau de Perfume and £22.50 for 100 ml Eau de Perfume.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


For the first time since the brand was launched, McQ will present the autumn/winter 2012/2013 collection with a catwalk show at London Fashion Week in February 2012.

Image: Customised McQ tartan safety pin dress

The show will form a preview to the the opening of a McQ store in London in Spring 2012: A Georgian townhouse located at 14 Dover Street, London W1S 4LW with 4 storeys and 273 square metres of retail space, McQ’s first flagship store will be designed by Pod and will offer womenswear, menswear as well as accessories from the collection.

The main line Alexander McQueen collection will continue to show at Paris Fashion Week.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kelly Rowland causes Tuxedo sell out at Selfridges post X Factor appearance!!

STELLA MCCARTNEY Triple lapel jacket £1,175.00, sold out at Selfridges

It's all about the female tux this Christmas. Selfridges, the world's best department store reveals
that Stella McCartney's Triple Lapel jacket and trousers, £1,175.00 completely sold out since
Kelly Rowland stepped onto the X Factor stage showcasing hers. This season marks a return to formal
masculine style, with the legendary lady tux rivalling the fail safe LBD to the coolest party fashion.

Other celebrities hoping their tux will give them the X Factor include Katy Perry who performed on the
show wearing the Moschino Cheap & Chic Tuxedo Jumpsuit, £795 available at Selfridges

Moschino Cheap & Chic Tuxedo Jumpsuit, £795 available at Selfridges and

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Psionics Hair Show goes down with a bang!

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Café de Paris in London, the show which took place on 5th November was a truly spectacular event. Toni & Guy Creative Directors George Akkad and Andrew Thomas Corbett excelled themselves with their stylistic creations that really expressed the concept of Psionics.

Psionics, the title and concept of the show, literally translates as creating other worldly
phenomena with one’s own mind. This manifests into the work ethic of the hair and clothes producing a show that is ethereal, bold and imaginative.

20 models walked the catwalk in a range of editorial and avant garde looks styled by
STYLECREATIVE and featuring designs from Kate Williams, Gemma Goldstone, Ara Jo and VictoriaClare and shoes from Iron Fist.

The Psionics Hair Show really was the visual feast promised!

After the stunning catwalk shows, DJ JoJo took to the decks to keep everyone dancing well into
the night while the champagne was flowing.

Who knows what we can expect from George and Andrew next year given that Psionics this year simply blew everyone away!

George Akkad -
Andrew-Thomas Corbett -

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Leah Charles-King Presents…

An exciting new online boutique specializing in Vintage, Pre-loved & Inspired ladies dresses from the Forties to Noughties!

Award-winning, mainstream Television presenter and producer, singer/songwriter (Sony Music), with a combined profession of over 20 years, Leah Charles, presents KookieLaLa Boutique, a NEW affordable women's fashion store set for launch on Monday 14th November via

 Watch the official Kookie LaLa Boutique Promo in HD here:

To coincide with the website’s launch, Kookie LaLa Boutique has been invited to showcase their first collection with a dynamic fashion showcase as guests of Creative Wellbeing International’s “Compliment Me” Event on Thursday 24th November in Earl’s Court, London.

Kookie which means “quirky, eccentric or irregular” and “LaLa” meaning “a euphoric state of mind”, defines the boutique and its essence of inclusion. Kookie LaLa was a nickname given to Managing Director, Leah Charles, in her 20’s and sums up the range of diverse collections which will be on offer within her new and exciting online boutique.

Kookie LaLa Boutique has arrived to encourage women to be confident about their bodies and to let their “inner light” shine, using their image as a canvas by mixing old vintage with modern clothing to create their own individual look! This online boutique believes in being a little more left field and original than what various high street stores mass produce.

KookieLaLa’s main mission is to offer vintage, pre-loved and inspired day dresses to evening gowns at an affordable price thus empowering women through feeling unique, stylish and glamourous, as well as passing on the secret details of underground vintage and mainstream fashion in an instant.

This vibrant company is an incorporation of an online e-commerce store, with a relevant fashion blog providing several new concepts to entice all buyers and visitors. As well as offering a modern look and user friendly website, Kookie LaLa TV will launch with showcases of mini virals featuring and promoting all things fashion and entertaining, including soundbites from members of the public; clothing advice from fellow fashionistas; Designer profiles; plus exclusive interviews from a celebrity or two!

In the days of recession and less cash flow to spend, Kookie LaLa Boutique is here to offer an affordable solution to every woman’s fashion woes whilst also helping the environment by encouraging clothing recycling and thrifty spending.
New customers and Kookie LaLa followers will be able to hire from a selection of party, prom, evening and formal dresses and gowns for up to 7 days hire from as little as £69.

This new online boutique also offers a Dress Agency, where women can sell their pre-loved dresses for someone else to enjoy. Kookie LaLa will ensure your dress is advertised on the website and will sell it on your behalf providing you with extra cash for the sale less a reasonable commission fee for the service.

Kookie LaLa Boutique will collaborate with established and up-and-coming designers to provide a range of designer dresses, jewellery and accessories.
We are pleased to announce that our first designer collaboration is with Hungarian designer Luca Molnar showcasing her Miss Future t-shirt range of original, colourful, fun and funky designs, plus Art Deco vintage jewellery from Vanessa Cozens who will showcase the highest quality from her collection of Monet & Weiss, Lisner and Kramer costume jewellery to name a few.

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