A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.
GIVENCHY COUTURE - Another masterful, lavishly detailed collection (pictured right) from Riccardo Tisci. He's up there with the great Tom Ford in our eyes.
ROGER VIVIER E-BOUTIQUE - Expect serious shoe envy when "The Faberge of footwear" launches its online store with a capsule collection from creative director Bruno Frisoni this September.
CARIZZI SWIMWEAR - Manufactured in the same factories who supply Eres and Hermes, beach babes will snap up these flattering vintage-style cossies next Summer.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO AND BULGARI - Ferragamo's collection of fine jewellery, produced in partnership with Gianni Bulgari, may well be beyond our purses - but a girl can dream, can't she?
LOEWE'S A/W'11 AD CAMPAIGN Shot in Ernest Hemingway's old haunt, The Ritz Hotel in Madrid by Mert & Marcus, Spanish model Andres Velencoso oozes intrigue while covering her *ahem* modesty with Lowe's soft supple leather bags.
TRIBAL - The sensible option for next Spring. Leave those unforgiving scuba styles for the high street to rummage through and focus on ethnic details instead.
OPI ORANGE - The toenail shade of choice for the Summer. Choose from soft to hot oranges in the OPI range all priced at £10.50 each.
EMELI SANDE - Former Glasgow Uni medical student, and Wiley backing singer, stuns with her debut solo single, 'Heaven'.
HATING UNSEASONAL WEATHER - With the conditions changing so frequently, we don't know whether to jump straight to Autumn's key trends or, if we have a late Summer, channel next year's resort collections instead?
SCENTED CANDLES - Backing up what we've always suspected, new reports suggest that scented candles are as toxic as cigarette smoke.
THE GUCCI FIAT 500 - The Fiat 500 may have been voted this year's coolest small car, but Gucci livery? More Liverpool hairdresser than La Dolce Vita.
SHORTS WITH OPAQUE TIGHTS - Girls, it's July. We suggest that you rethink the shorts, unless your idea of a style icon is late-Eighties pop wannabes The Reynolds Girls?
KARL LAGERFELD - Kaiser Karl is somewhat overly keen to criticise other designers, yet is content to whore himself out to design bottles for Diet Coke and pens for ST Dupont. Maybe he should restrict his talent to the clothes, as we're not keen on his simultaneously prissy yet severe couture collection either, and we doubt that many other designers would've resorted to a tacky gimmick like light-up shoes.
DIOR COUTURE - This clumsy parody of a Dior collection by new head of house, Bill Gaytten, suffered from a lack of cohesion and direction creating plain jarring ugliness. It only goes to show how far the House of Dior has fallen without John Galliano at the helm. Following Galliano's stunning wedding dress for Kate Moss, Bernard Arnault might want to reconsider his comments about not letting the designer back into the fold.
NEW MUMS AND PREGNANCY ON TWITTER - We share your joy, we really do, but we really don't need multi-platform updates of every foetal movement or your newborn's every reaction. Thanks.
ASHLEY AND CHERYL - Public humiliation addict Cheryl's life is littered with mistakes, and so is her wardrobe, but taking serial adulterer Ashley back could well be her biggest mistake of all. Don't do it Cheryl - if only to save the rest of us from the ensuing schadenfreude as we flick through the inevitably tearful tell-alls in OK magazine.
This week's Barometer jointly compiled by Lee Clatworthy (@TeamChutzpah) and Katie Chutzpah.
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Marketing & PR hack who cuts to chase as erstwhile blogger. Guest lecturer at Conde Nast College. Lover of fashion, beauty, fragrance & art. Huge collector of vintage clothing. Never happier than when in designer shoes, cocktail in hand. Well versed in the art of parties.
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