Farmopolis on the Jetty

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This summer, something rather wonderful is growing amidst the grey new-builds and construction sites of London’s Docklands. Having re-homed the plants and recycled the materials left over from the annual Chelsea Flower Show, Farmopolis is now in bloom. Proving itself as a much-needed hub of nature and culture on Greenwich Peninsula’s previously desolate jetty, the initiative is… Read more »

Proof that ‘Bhuti lies within’

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Brexit madness is making us want to book holidays abroad even more than usual, but I recently discovered a little bubble of tranquility that’s helping Londoners escape the stresses of urban life without need for a passport. It’s a place that I’m reluctant to blog about in case EVERYONE starts going there. However… From the outside Bhuti looks like… Read more »

The day shall declare it

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If you like your art to be immersive, you still have time to check out ‘The Day Shall Declare It’, a free-form theatrical show and contemporary movement score by L.A theatre company Wilderness. The performance explores the impact that both work and money can have on our relationships. Described as “a company of theatre makers… Read more »

A picture of health

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You don’t have to be a scientist or sailor to know the seas are in trouble. Take the ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ for example – an island the size of Texas composed of plastics and debris, as highlighted by the recent Plastic Paradise documentary film. Add to this the other forms of man-made pollution, CO2 absorption,… Read more »

Art Wars

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A new exhibition, Art Wars, has commissioned some of today’s most high-profile artists to redesign the iconic Stormtrooper helmet. Working with replicas cast from the original film moulds, artists including Damien Hirst, the Chapman Brothers and Antony Micallef have re-imagined the helmets with fantastically diverse results. ‘Peace Maker’ by Antony Micallef: Acrylic capped ABS Stormtrooper… Read more »

The Vintage Bride Designer Sale

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Kate Moss’s vintage-style wedding seems like a distant memory but countless high profile brides-to-be opt for timeless and classic for their big day. And here at Lawfully Chic we are big believers in cherishing vintage clothing. With the wedding season on the horizon it may be worth a visit to The Vintage Bride Designer Sale,… Read more »

Green is in vogue during London Fashion Week

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Pioneering sustainable fashion platform Ecoluxe London collaborated with the Rainforest Foundation UK for the fourth Ecoluxe London showroom, which took place this week. Held biannually during London Fashion Week, the showroom features a range of ethical luxury, UK brands and UK based manufacturers, and is open only to the press and buyers. “This season we’re… Read more »

Gresham Blake opens Shoreditch store to applause

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The days of making friends with your local tailor are back and the tailleur de choix in London right now seems to be Gresham Blake. Renowned for his “Savile Row style tailoring with a rock star twist”, Blake’s bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear clothing and accessories have generated him a cult following. A-list aficionados include Norman… Read more »

Going to Great Lengths to be Transparent

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Have you ever wondered how certain celebrities appear on the red carpet with drastically longer “natural locks” overnight? It is of course thanks to the multi-million pound human hair extension industry. Where this human hair actually comes from is the bigger question – and one that mostly results in blank stares, until I was introduced… Read more »

Hands up for Wolf & Badger

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Wolf & Badger must be one of my favourite boutiques, online or offline. And they also know how to throw a great party. Designers, journalists, bloggers and customers braved the cold this month to celebrate the lifestyle brand’s second anniversary and welcome an assemblage of new designers to the boutique. Guests were served rum and… Read more »

Join Vivienne Westwood in Saving the Rainforests

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Helping to save the rainforests may not have been one of your New Year resolutions, but a new campaign headed by Vivienne Westwood might persuade you that it should have been. The ‘No Fun Being Extinct’ campaign by the Cool Earth charity supports impoverished rainforest communities and aims to stop tropical deforestation in its tracks…. Read more »

The Gift of a Brighter Future

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We all know that giving is scientifically proven to make us feel good. But while Christmas shopping frenzies heat up the high streets, it’s worth remembering that it’s the gifts enabling others to have a brighter future that create a lasting feel-good factor. A growing selection of inspirational and increasingly sophisticated presents allow you to… Read more »

Saving Lives with Designer Handbags

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If ever there were a designer handbag to get you excited, it’s one donated by an A-list celebrity to raise vital funds to save children’s lives. The “Bag to Save a Life” online auction is part of Save the Children’s “No Child Born to Die Campaign”, which aims to stop the unnecessary deaths of more… Read more »

Celebrating Global Angels

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On Friday the Global Angels Foundation hosted a special Christmas event. An awards ceremony and dinner was followed by “Angels in Concert”, which included an impressive selection of international stars stepping up for the cause. Founded by Molly Bedingfield in 2004, Global Angels is “empowering disadvantaged children and their communities around the world”, with every… Read more »

A Super Stylish Soirée

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Some of the brightest young stars of the fashion world congregated at the Mishcon de Reya HQ for their Fashion Gallery 2011 event. An elite group of exciting British brands had been invited to showcase their collections to influential guests who included fashion brand CEOs, industry experts, journalists and lawyers as well as general lovers… Read more »

The IOU Project

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If you haven’t yet visited the IOU Project website, you’re missing out on a whole new shopping experience and the chance to be part of a growing community of conscious consumers. The recently launched brand combines traditional Indian craftsmanship with modern European design, elevating artisans and celebrating the beauty in handmade clothing. Enrique Posner @… Read more »

Buy Nothing New Month

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An Australian initiative is striking an eco-conscious chord with shoppers around the globe. A growing movement of people are committing to giving more thought to consumption and purchasing less – not only saving money but also reducing their environmental impact and re-thinking their personal style in the process. It’s Buy Nothing New Month this October… Read more »

Innovative British Fashion Labels – An Exceptionally Goodone

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Founded in 2006, Goodone is no new kid on the block. But as the much-needed ‘up-cycling’ trend grows internationally, we wanted to show our appreciation for one of London’s original ‘reclaimed to wear’ labels. Goodone had already collaborated with the subversive fashion designer Noki, launched a manufacturing partnership with the HEBA Women’s Project and was in… Read more »