Fendi Hits Bond Street

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Fendi was never going to arrive on Bond Street quietly. Recent years have seen Fendi doing very little quietly, something that I for one am extremely happy about. Between the megawatt advertising campaigns, "it" crowd fans and sell out bag bug charms adorning the arm candy of every fashion girl worth her sartorial salt, the Italian purveyor of all things luxurious is undeniably having a moment. Admittedly, Fendi has been periodically having "moments" for decades. The Baguette bag, the Spring/Summer 2008 show on the Great Wall of China, Vogue's declaration in 1983 that “when you think the Fendis have taken fur as far…

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Dining at: Babbo

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All in all, last Monday was a pretty great day. My thesis was finally finished, printed and bound, the sun was shining and Char and I were off to review Babbo Restaurant. In my opinion, there's no better way to celebrate than a really great meal with one or all of your nearest and dearest. Babbo certainly provided that. Tucked unassumingly away along Albemarle Street in Mayfair, this restaurant is a far cry from the kind of places I usually frequent. Inside it is intimate and old fashioned with antique lighting, a mere handful of white cloth clad tables and walls strewn with…

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Look Du Jour: Lady Shades

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What: Jacket by Sandro, Shirt by Hobbs NW3, Skirt by Club Monaco, Bag by Mulberry, Shoes by Russell & Bromley (all c/o) & socks by Topshop. Where: Pradasphere opening at Harrods As much as I love mega brights - the bolder the better, especially when involving large quantities of pattern clashing - now and again, a more restrained palette can be wonderful. Recently I've also been wearing so many eye popping hues I thought something a little quieter might make a nice change and mean that reading LPA doesn't require glasses with UV protection. In my last Look Du Jour I got…

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