Category Archives: NAKED EVENTS

HOW TO PLAN A HALLOWEEN PARTY

HOW TO THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY When I was growing up, Halloween was one night a year, you’d carve a pumpkin or a turnip and wear a makeshift witches outfit and off you trotted trick or treating. Now we’ve gone ALL American about it and it practically lasts a whole month with decorations and fancy…
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DONNA IDA for Jaeger Collaboration

For the last six months, Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton has been working on a top secret project with British brand Jaeger and it is finally being revealed in all it's splendour on 8th September this week. The launch will be in Jaeger's Chelsea store on King's Road, a stones throw away from DONNA IDA…
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Life Hacks – Ace the Chelsea Flower Show by a First Timer

What's a flipping silver gilt when it's at home? Why does a show garden differ from a artisan garden? Do I have to wear white linen trousers to get in? Will they know the only flower I've successfully kept alive is a flaming Katie from Tesco? These are the questions you will face if it…
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Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – Top Retail Shop Fronts

RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a huge event in London with thousands of people descending on the capital each May to see the fabulous blooms on display. This year is no exception and the surrounding retailers take part in 'Chelsea in Bloom' which this year has a carnival theme. This years standout for me has…
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Events – Zouk Restaurant Celebrates 7th Birthday

Zouk restaurant in Manchester reached their 7th year in business last week so they threw a party to end all parties! Zouk was started up by two entrepreneurial brothers, Tayub and Mudassar Amjad (pictured above), who create great food in cool, relaxed restaurants and it is seven years since they opened the doors to their…
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LCM Duchamp AW16 Code London

Isn't the Rosewood Hotel a marvelous setting for Duchamp? This swishy London hotel was the backdrop for Duchamp's AW16 collection. This happened way back in January for London Collection's Men, so in blogging terms, I am so behind the curve, there's barely any point writing this...although in fashion terms...we've barely started SS16 yet, so there's still…
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LCM – Chester Barrie AW16 Awards Show

As a relative novice in menswear, this was my first visit to Chester Barrie's LCM show, but boy they knocked my socks off. The venue was a sublime room at the Waldorf Hilton which was so grand, I could have just stayed there forever. It had much the red carpet awards theme with, yah you guessed…
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LCM – AW16 Turnbull & Asser The Artist & The Architect

Turnbull and Asser are the classiest of menswear brands; established 1885, received their first Royal Warrant from Edward VII, make a lot of bespoke pieces, made in England, tally ho chaps! Their SS16 LCM launch was an in-store only affair which was small but perfectly formed, but for AW16 they moved to The Vaults at RSA House…
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LCM – Belstaff AW16 Heading North

For last LCM, Belstaff took their SS16 range off to the dessert. Well to be factually accurate, they moved sand dunes into the Old Billingsgate where models stood under hot lights where outside stood an army vehicle with The Shard and Tower Bridge creating an imposing backdrop for the range. For AW16, they are #HeadingNorth so last weekend for LCM…
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Donna Ida says Hello to Sadie The Boiler Suit

Events are a huge part of the fashion calendar and no one (I repeat no one) can throw a press party like Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton. On 27th November (during peak press day time) I worked with Donna to help her launch THE hot new denim shape for SS16; Sadie the Boiler Suit. Donna,…
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