The Dolly Mix
The Dolly Mix is just like the candies: Colourful and full of surprises.
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Hermēs-Festival Des Métiers- 25/5/13 WKEND update- What to do BANK HOLIDAY WKEND
This exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York Square is not to be missed, and will run only until Bank Holiday Monday May 27th, 2013. Discover and meet the crafts people behind the extraordinary products of Hermēs- live demonstrations are given from those who make the famous Birkin & Constance handbags, to those who create the scarves, and ties, to those who make the porcelain and time pieces. The exhibition will delight and excite all ages, and is admission is free. Simply: Manifique!
21-27 MAY 2013 Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY 10:00am-6:00pm Daily (On the 1st floor in Rooms 6&7)
Fancy A Scent Bike Ride through London this Bank Holiday Weekend?- WKEND update 24/5/13
The ever innovative LUSH Cosmetics have teamed up with The London Bike Kitchen for a bike ride this bank holiday Monday. (The London Bike Kitchen are known for being a non-profit organization that support and teaches cyclists in becoming self-sufficient and proficient in bike maintenance.)
The Eccentrics bike ride will start at the The London Bike Kitchen shop: 28 Whitmoore, N1 5QA, at 9am. The group will depart promptly at 9:30. Breaks throughout the ride and day will be given. Enjoy London’s weirdest hot spots, while on this bike ride including; Brunswick House (Vauxhall), the church where the Omen was filmed (Putney Bridge), T-Rex’s killer tree (Wimbledon Common), Henry the VIII’s maze (Hampton Court), a telescope in a bush (Richmond Park) and Eel Pie Island (Twickenham).
LUSH have the perfect solution for those who like to exercise or those on the go…a scent-The DIRTY BODY SPRAY- that will leave you fresh in the wake of people you meet and greet post exercise-rather than being sweaty sporty! The bike ride will finish at the LUSH Gorilla Pop Up shop at 7pm where well-deserved drinks will be served, and where everyone will get a chance to put THE DIRTY BODY SPRAY to the challenge! Limited goody bags will also be given! Want to be active this weekend?
Book for this super bike ride now by leaving your NAME + MOBILE NO. to: email@example.com
Snob gets Top Pointers from 7 Dials Dry Cleaners- wkend update 17.5.13
Snob says: We seldom think about the state of our clothes and think of our dry cleaners as clothes magicians! I caught up with 7 Dials Dry Cleaners, and got some great tips that might help you on the weekend until Monday morning when you can get it to the cleaners!
7 Dials Dry Cleaners Top Tips:
1. DO NOT rub silk or linen when you drop anything on it. Also DO NOT use water on it!
2. Before you leave your things with the dry cleaners, make sure you have checked all your pockets and that they are empty-this especially true of pens which are the worst if they are left in pockets.
3. On occasion, black and white dresses will not have colour- fast and will tend to run. If this happens you must go back to where you purchased the garment to complain or enquire.
4. Buttons tend not to be sewn on tight or well now in production, so beware of garments with buttons and make sure you let the cleaners know to be careful where there are buttons.
5. Always discuss any concerns up front with the dry cleaners. They always know what is and is not possible and can give advice. It never hurts to ask!
Need to put it in the wash? Mum not there to help you? Don’t cry and get it to The 7 Dials Dry Cleaning team. They are here to help and do a speedy same day service too! Follow them on Twitter @7DialsDryClean for more updates! 11-13 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JN Call on 0207. 240. 9274
Are you part Bowie? David Bowie Is at the V&A
V&A’s major spring exhibition deems David Bowie to be one of the most iconic figures of our time. One of the most striking features within the curration is the 3D sound experience, created by Sennheiser, making this truly a visual spectacle. From each moment that you move and turn or face a screen you will hear his music, his voice in interview, and be part of his mind and reasoning-making you one with his encounters and experiences. Sennheiser’s international recording applications manager, Gregor Zielinsky says, “My aim for ‘David Bowie is’ has been to turn stereo sound into immersive surround sound…My algorithm for the exhibition analyses a stereo signal and uses the spatial information to create a calculation, thereby converting stereo recordings into 3D sound.”
Whether you are a David Bowie fan or not, you will appreciate the charming story of the formation of this artist, as a young man, thirsty for knowledge, hence his many travels and deep obsession with literature from all over the world. This in part, is what shapes and inspires Bowie, with each song he writes and sings, his performances, and creates such subliminal fluidity of the exhibition itself. Proving his universal appeal I have observed how he mesmerizes anyone despite age or gender on a big screen within one of the halls. Also whether it is through fashion or thought provocation you will be surprised to find a bit of Bowie in yourself towards the end of the experience.
It is not just a must see, but a fitting tribute to an artist who himself embraced technology. The clever blending of today’s leading tools in sound and vision seemingly ties together the tour itself, but also sums up how Bowie himself deserves that title of being an icon-one who has lead us through androgyny, fashion and artistic experimentation, in film, in song, in lyric or prose, and technology. Summing it up, no matter what you think of David Bowie, you will find his message beautifully simple: that anything is possible for mankind.
The exhibition is year’s cherry that must be picked in London! David Bowie Is runs at
theV&A until July 28, 2013. For more information, tickets or enquiries go to www.vam.ac.uk or call 0207 942 2000
Beauty and The Snob says: Still haven’t had enough of David Bowie? Want more Bowie? Here’s more to savour: In May 2013, BBC Two will run a broadcast feature length profile of the legendary David Bowie. Watch out for this as this program will be an in depth journey to reveal this notoriously private artist and his constant reinventions.
A DIY Project: My Pretty Ballerina Top-TREND ALERT!:Diamante Decadence
In the shops right now are loads of tops with diamante decadence on collars, lapels and necklines. I’ve been inspired to make my own, and got onto this creative project of making a pretty ballerina top, on a Sunday afternoon. Best of all, versus the high street, my DIY project cost me £13 in materials + 30 min of time and no one has a duplicate top! I’m going to show you how….
Materials for A Pretty Ballerina Top:
1. 1 Half a metre of ribbon (choose a texture that is not silky so that it is easier to work with)
2. 2 A large button (I’ve used an extra that was given with an old dress)
3. 3 Thread
4. 4 A chain of diamante rhinestones (I got mine at Barnet & Lawsons, you can find them anywhere in established haberdasheries)
5. 5 Needle
6. 6 T-shirt or top of your choice (I’ve got a thin baby pink heat-tech top from Uniqlo for £10)
1. Start by gathering the ribbon and sewing these waves of ribbon to keep them together.
2. Follow through by tying the remaining ribbon left at the bottom into a bow.
3. Sew the button into the middle of this bow and then sew the bow to one side of the top
4. Do not cut the chain of rhinestones. Directly sew them onto the top, and only cut when you are at the end of covering the neckline. This avoids any misbalances.
5. You can sew a double row of rhinestones to give the top more depth, or keep it simple and only do one row
6. And voila, indeed a very pretty ballerina top! Enjoy xx Beauty