By Claudia Leather, 10-Apr-2013 11:35:00
The stars all came out to support everyones favourite Showbiz Columnist James Ingham from the Daily Star Sunday's rehab column, on Wednesday 3rd April at the Kensington Roof Gardens.
Fitness fanatic and all round lovely man James, set himself the goal of raising £20k for Cancer Research UK by running this year's London Marathon. To celebrate his aims and to help with the fundraising, James devised this amazing event with the help of some of his celebrity friends and supporters. The beautiful Alesha Dixon hosted, while live music came from the uber talented Beverley Knight and Mel C.
Mel C loved her gift from the brand, a unique Anouska London hand chain.
I cannot fail to mention the all male group The Dream Idols who sent pulses racing with their raunchy stage act. There were alot of open mouths from the ladies! I'm not sure if I should include a photograph of their act but click the link below if you want to check it out!!
Other attendees included Marvin Humes who DJ'd on the night, Zoe Hardman, Matt Johnson, Matt Cardle, the TOWIE and MIC cast, Simon Webbe and so many more.
The auction and raffle which included two stunning designs donated by Anouska London helped to raise an astonishing £25k and the total is still rising. James did an amazing job in planning this event, while continuing to work and training hard for the Marathon. We wish you all the best James and here's to hopefully a regular annual event?!
For more information, photographs and a video of the event or to sponsor James in his fantastic efforts, please go to http://www.jogontocancer.co.uk/.
By Claudia Leather, 19-Mar-2013 12:27:00
Cult brand Sorapol, a favourite of Paloma Faith and Nicki Minaj, are renowned for their legendary Fashion Show's and they are fast becoming the place to be seen for the ultimate Fashionista's.
Their AW13 collection was showcased on Thursday 14th March at 33 Portland Place, the beautiful town house venue in W1. In complete contrast to their SS13 show entitled 'Euphoria', which was held in an underground car park in Soho, this seasons theme was 'Immortal', the tale of a young girl, given to a Chinese Emperor as a diplomatic gift and her journey across Asia collecting treasures as she went.
In a twist on Asian attire, the collection included decadent silks, lavish prints, intricate embellishment and ornate embroidery and showed a much more 'ready to wear' range, not seen by the label before.
Hilary Alexander was in attendance and proudly tweeted her delight at the designs throughout the show.
Personally I have fallen in love with Sorapol and their unique creativity, this type of show is a very rare sight in London these days. I am desperate to own one of their pieces, but I will just have to keep dreaming!
Here at Anouska London, we are wishing Creative Director Daniel Lisomore and the rest of the team lots of luck and success with this and their future collections.
By Claudia Leather, 12-Mar-2013 13:02:00
We are very proud to announce our S/S13 brand models as the legendary supermodel Sophie Anderton and NYC based Select Agency model James Taylor.
After scouring all areas of London for the perfect photo shoot location, we finally settled on an unbelievable residential venue in South London. The 70's architecture continued throughout the entire house where the current owners have lovingly restored the interiors in pure 70's Disco Chic! Yes, there was a disco ball, a cheeky cocktail bar, Avacado bathroom suite and loud floral bedspreads! The piece de resistance was the beautiful indoor swimming pool with bi-fold doors out onto a decked area adorned with shrubs. What's not to like?!
Sophie and James both rocked the camera and helped to produce some amazing shots of our stunning new collection. A gorgeous mix of colourful Swarovski, pure Italian Leather, and a cheeky pop of Silk Tassles and chains, we are so excited about this collection. Get it while you can!
Our fabulous team that Anouska and I would love to thank for their very hard work and support of the brand are:
Photographer - Alice Luker - @Alice_Luker
Make-up - Michelle Maskell - @BeYouTiful_U
Hair - Jodie at Mustard Salon - @mustardsalon
Stylist - Jade Elliott - @jadeelliott85
Models - Sophie Anderton - @sophielanderton
James Taylor - @jammytaylor
Swimwear provided by - Richardson & Squibb - @RandS_Fashion
To view the complete photo shoot please visit our Lookbook page here on the website.
By Claudia Leather, 27-Feb-2013 11:19:00
For all you fashion blogger addicts out there, if you haven't already checked out Rosie Fortescue's blog www.atfashionforte.com, then put it at the top of your list.
Since Rosie's success in E4's Made in Chelsea, Rosie was able to indulge in her lifelong love of fashion by launching her blog where you can get a sneek peak into the style and wardrobe of the fashionista herself.
Most recently her Street Style posts have included pieces from a wide variety of brands to suit every pocket including Topshop, Matches, Misguided, Zara, Markus Lupfer and of course Lavish Leather by Anouska London Jewellery.
Our beautiful Orange Fur and Gunmetal Grey Lavish Leather Cuffs looked gorgeous styled with a Tibi top and Topshop trousers.
Rosie has also recently launched her free Style App 'at fashion forte', which brings you all the latest fashion styles and ideas from the lady herself.
Can't wait for the next series of Made in Chelsea Rosie and we wish you continued success with your blog.
App: at fashion forte
By Claudia Leather, 07-Feb-2013 12:09:00
The legendary brand that is Diet Coke were celebrating their 30th Birthday on Wednesday night at Sketch and we were very proud to support the event and also to attend.
To mark this important birthday, Diet Coke asked Sex and the City stylist and fashion icon Patricia Field to design four limited edition glass bottles which will be available to purchase at Selfridges. This follows from their past fashion collaborations with names such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane Von Furstenberg and Karl Lagerfeld.
The fabulous fashion crowd all came out to play to party with the stars such as Pixie and Peaches Geldof, Pearl Lowe, Laura Whitmore, Zoe Hardman and the Made in Chelsea cast. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the new Diet Coke Hunk, model Andrew Cooper, who is sure to wow you all with the new Diet Coke advert coming soon.
Here at Anouska London we were very proud to support the event and the celebrity guests would have all been going home with one of our limited edition Diet Coke Lavish Leather bracelets in their goody bags. Let us know if you spot any of your favourite celebs sporting their limited edition bracelets!
Event host Hilary Alexander gave a fantastic speech talking the guests through the history of Diet Coke's 30 years and their fashion and music collaborations. Hilary went on to tell us of some of Diet Coke's celebrity fans including Karl Lagerfeld who has his Diet Coke handed to him on a silver platter with a white napkin by his butler! Love it!
Music was provided by super style blogger and absolute beauty Bip Ling on the decks, playing a fantastic compliation of music from the past 30 years. Bip was sporting one of our new spiked Lavish Leather bracelets in hot pink.
The themed cocktail menu included three decades of Diet Coke including '80's Just For The Taste Of It', '90's Diet Coke Break' and '00's Love It Light' and we indulged in some gorgeous canapes.
The limited edition 'Diet Coke City Collection' by Patricia Field will be available to purchase at Selfridges from 15th May priced at £1.99 per bottle or £7.95 for a collection pack of four.
See our 'As Seen On...' page for more photographs of the stars in their Lavish Leather bracelets.
By Claudia Leather, 28-Jan-2013 13:42:00
Anouska London Jewellery is very proud to announce that we will be officially supporting the star studded Diet Coke 30th Birthday Party in London.
Diet Coke really found its stride as a fashion brand when it began its collaboration with a string of fashion houses and designers creating limited editions of the Diet Coke cans and bottles. First up were Moschino, Versace and Missoni which have since been followed more recently by Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier.
We have exclusively designed a stunning 'Diet Coke' Leather Bracelet which will be presented to 30 VIP guests on the night, to include the legendary 'Sex & The City' stylist Patricia Field.
Anouska London Jewellery is very honoured to be involved in the celebrations and to be attending this wonderful event. We are sure this is going to be a fabulous & memorable party.
By Claudia Leather, 23-Jan-2013 12:33:00
For those of you who closely follow the brand, I am sure you will be aware of our new 'LAVISH LEATHER' designs. A first for Anouska London, these colourful designs in beautiful leather and ponyskin are finished with a silver or gold magnetic clasp.
By Claudia Leather, 21-Jan-2013 12:40:00
As I am sure most ladies of a certain age are, I am always on the look out for new beauty products that work, so when I was asked to try Arbonne by Indpendent Consultant Karen Broughton, I was more than excited.
Arbonne is a highly regarded, premium brand with a Swiss heritage. The products are healthy, botanically based and inspired by nature.
Arbonne has been trading for over 32 years in the USA and has been in the UK for just 5 years. It is also available in Canada and Australia. The brand has plans to go global in the future.
The products are free of harmful ingredients, never tested on animals and do not contain animal derived ingredients or animal by-products.
The current ranges consist of:-
Anti-ageing - for men and women
Skin & body - another skincare range for different skin care needs, before sun range, baby care range and Shea Butter.
Health & Wellness - Protein shakes, vitamins & minerals, nutrition bars and the Seasource Detox Spa body range (used in Harrods spa)
I was testing the RE9 Advanced Anti-Ageing range, a complete skin care system which promises visible results in 24 hours and my husband was testing the RE9 Advanced for Men.
Each of the products had a luxurious feel and fresh subtle scent. Personally, I love having a complete system and enjoy using each product while praying I will look 20 years younger in the morning!
I can honestly say that after a couple of days my skin does feel much softer with a more youthful glow. My make-up sits so much better on my skin, a benefit only usually visible after an expensive facial. As a person who suffers with pigmentation I also loved the SPF 20 in the day creme's and noticed a much more even skintone.
My husband also requested that I mention how great his products were. A skincare virgin, he felt a huge difference to his skin and his shave was a great deal easier using the shave gel.
Arbonne products are not available in any shops - only online - via Independent Consultants. Karen is currently looking to introduce more people to the top quality products plus also hoping to build her team of Consultants. As a Consultant, you do not deliver brochures or orders - all you do is talk to people about the fantastic potential of this company and introduce them to the products. I for one, can recommend them.
For more information on Arbonne products or to become an Independent Consultant, please visit http://KarenBroughton.myarbonne.co.uk.
By Claudia Leather, 04-Jan-2013 15:25:00
It is not very often when you can say that a blog has gone global in such a short space of time but that is exactly what 'What to Wear' has become within 1 year.
Started in 2011 by Gg Rogers after the tragic and very sudden loss of her mother to cancer, Gg's blog has got the nation and the rest of world gripped. Gg explained:
'"My mum was my best friend the only person I trusted when it came to choosing what to wear, She had a fantastic sense of style. A few months after losing my Mum I was invited to a party, living alone and with my boyfriend living sixty miles away, I decided to ask my Twitter followers 'what to wear'. After a surprising and overwhelming response I now ask my followers their advice whenever I go out, be that a wedding, a dinner with friends or drinks with the girls, I ask my followers to decide my 'what to wear' dilemma."
Featured recently in The Sun newspaper, on radio with BBC Surrey and on 8th January in Now Magazine, I can see the attraction to this fascinating blog. Checking in prior to New Years Eve I marvelled at Gg's stunning figure in her 3 possible New Years Eve outfits.
Gg looked stunning in every outfit but for me, after much deliberation, I voted for outfit number 1. I love to go against tradition when it comes to what is expected of you! After numerous votes it was outfit number 3 that was the winner and I am sure she turned some heads in the gorgeous lace dress from ASOS. Which would you have voted for?
In addition to her 'What to Wear' blog, Gg's Twitter account @MissGgRogers is a constant fashion update with great ideas and tips for the coming season, current trends and bargains. A definite must to follow if you are a lover of all things fashion.
We would like to wish Gg all the very best in her future success with her 'What to Wear' blog and I am sure that 2013 will be an even better year for her. We look forward to reading her feature in next weeks Now Magazine.
Be sure to check out her blog at www.what-towear.blogspot.co.uk.
By Claudia Leather, 01-Jan-2013 00:28:00
Anouska London Jewellery let their hair down on Saturday 15th December at the Birthday Party for the fantastic Kyri, Head of Design at Ariella Couture.
After pre party drinks at the roof bar at Sanctum Soho, Anouska and I headed off to Private Members Club, The Century Club where the party was being held in the Cocktail Bar.
The birthday boy looked as stylish as ever and the night was a huge success. Attended by his friends, family, colleagues and some of his celebrity clients, Jodie Harsh was on the decks to ensure the party got started, and it most definitely did!
Shobna Gulati and Sophie Anderton were both looking beautiful in Ariella Couture.
The guests were in for a huge treat when Beverley Knight sang Happy Birthday to Kyri as he was presented with his huge birthday cake. Beverley then sang us a few of her famous hits including my personal favourite 'Made it Back', such great lyrics and what an amazing voice!
Kyri has had an amazing year in 2012 and if people had not heard of Ariella Couture before, I am sure they have now! Dressing famous faces including Leona Lewis, Tulisa, Christine Bleakley, Heidi Range and many many more, this was definitely his night to celebrate.
Thank you Kyri for such a wonderful evening and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. We can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for 2013! Watch this space!
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