Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Price of Gold Falls by 15%!

Over the last couple of weeks the news has been full of stories about how the gold market has taken an historic tumble. Once hailed as a sure and safe bet, "beloved of conservative German pensioners, Chinese speculators and Tea Party Republicans alike" gold has always been an investment failsafe.

We're sure that this is only a blip ( though hold our hands up to the fact that we know nothing about it's financial value, just that it looks lovely with a tan, makes leather goods instantly look premium, compliments mirrored glass...) and so would like to offer all a boost by offering 15% off all our prices in the month of May! Just type in GOLD at the checkout and 15% will be deducted off  your bill.

To use the dictum of gold fanatics..."Markets Collapse, But Gold!!"

Monday, 25 February 2013

Gold Dresses for the 2013 Oscars

We're just slightly disappointed with the gold frocks ( or lack of) on show last night. Usually the Oscars highlight how amazing one can look in gold but this year not many were brave enough to give it a go.

Hats off to these three who did fly the flag. Catherine Zeta Jones looked exceptionally glamorous in her gilded golden Zuhair Murad creation. Naomie Harris looked striking in a dress that was apparently made from recycled materials ( zippers and chocolate wrappers - unusual) and Jessica Chastain rocked the 'Happy Birthday Mr President' look in her Armani Prive creation.

I think Heidi Klum should get the Gold Frock award however for the slinky number she wore to Elton John's party. Go Girl! Somehow she looks shocked that people should want to take her photo. The man with the phone is brazenly going in for a close up - we'll see that on Twitter...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Can this really be Christian Dior?

A friend of mine ( knowing that I love anything to do with gold...) showed me the bargain set of cutlery that she picked up at a local car boot sale. Unbelievably one of the knives is branded 'Christian Dior'. Have they ever done cutlery? Could this be real?

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Golden Globes

This is one of our favourite celebrity events, for the obvious reason.

Good night for Ben Affleck and Argo, Daniel Day Lewis, our very own Adele, Les Mis - and I'm delighted that Homeland got an award as I've loved both series.

Really disappointed with the dresses though! Hardly any gold in sight. 'Lady Downton' had a touch of gold on her, but other than that everyone else went for red, white or black.  Dull.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Metallic Geometric Wallpaper

Just flicking through February Livingetc. magazine for the latest looks and am really up for this new season trend. Geometric metallic wallpaper. They call it 'Luxe Lines - Combine Grecian, Egyptian and Moorish motifs by uniting them with coppery, glamorous base notes.' They've made a headboard out of the wallpaper on the right ( by Cole and Son) and have added effortless chic to a bedroom.

To be more experimental with wallpaper will be one of my ( many ) New Year Resolutions.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Kate Moss and the Book Launch

I'm sure the book is great and full of juicy stories about drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll but the only thing I'm really interested in is the dress. I love it. How amazing does she look? I know she could luck great in a hessian sack but still, she does look amazing in this slinky number. I'm not sure it would look quite as good on me...

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Kristen Stewart sparkles in gold dress at Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 premiere


Kristen turned a few heads this week in this fabulous gold gown, proving - as if we didn't know - that gold is a really stunning choice for a night out.  We're not convinced that we could carry off the sheer corset look to quite the same effect but hey, it might be worth a try!