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Sit Up Britain! Bridget Jones Is Back.


Helen Fielding’s highly anticipated instalment of ‘Bridget Jone’s Diary’ hits bookstores today. ‘Mad About The Boy’ sees Bridget, 51 and widowed, with two children living in North London. Daniel Cleaver is still on the scene, but is he too old for our Bridget who has ‘gone younger’ dating Roxster, 30?

Bridget Jones brought to life by Renee Zellweger (Photo Rex Features)

Bridget Jones brought to life by Renee Zellweger (Photo Rex Features)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”

Bridget Jones - Mad About The Boy

Bridget Jones – Mad About The Boy

Buy Bridget Jones: Mad about The Boy (£18.99; Jonathan Cape London.)

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Carine Roitfeld – Starting Over In Style: Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar


Starting over is seldom easy and success is never guaranteed. Carine Roitfeld, 59 shows the way by doing it in style. Self belief and drawing on every bit of past experience is key.

Roitfeld started out as model and erstwhile stylist for French Elle. Work with Mario Testino lead to a very successful partnership as muse and stylist to Tom Ford at Gucci.

Carine Roitfeld (Photo Getty)

Carine Roitfeld (Photo Getty)

She became the controversial editor of French Vogue in 2001 and made an acrimonious departure on 31 January 2011. Her new found ‘freedom’ lead to several highly successful projects and collaborations.

In 2011 she published the large format book Irreverent with Rizzoli and styled two collections for Chanel. She worked with Lagerfeld starring as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project.

In 2012 she launched CR Fashion Book, a biannual style magazine, of which the third edition has just launched. The first issue was titled Rebirth, a reference to her new career and in anticipation of the birth of her first grandchild.

CR Fashion Book Issue 1 Rebirth

CR Fashion Book Issue 1 Rebirth

The same year also saw her launch her own exciting make-up line with MAC. CR Fashion Book lead to Mademoiselle C, a film by Fabien Constant, which documents the making of the launch issue of the magazine. It follows the format of the Vogue September Issue film. It documents Carine’s everyday life, work and family; including a lesson in classical ballet, her favourite way of staying in shape. Carine says it is a film about friendship: “I think after this film, people will understand that you can work in fashion [and] be a real person, not to be so selfish, to be a hard worker, to have a family, and to have friends.”

Carine as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project with Lagerfeld.

Carine as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project with Lagerfeld.

At the end of 2012 Duncan Edwards, President and CEO of Hearst Magazines announced the appointment of Carine Roitfeld as Global Fashion Director for all 26 international issues of Harpers Bazaar. Carine had made the very successful journey from their well known rival Conde Nast.

Guardian named Carine as one of their 50 Best-Dressed in March 2013.

Mademoiselle C has been on limited release in art cinemas in the UK and is out on Blu-Ray and DVD at the end of October 2013.

New Kate Moss Collection At Topshop


Kate Moss will reprise her highly successful collaboration with Topshop for Spring 2014. CEO Sir Phillip Green today announced that work has already started on designs for next Spring.

Kate collaborated with Topshop on 14 hugely successful collections between 2007 and 2010.

The collection will be available in UK stores and online on 30 April 2014, as well as in the 39 other countries where they trade.

Supermodel Kate Moss with Topshop CEO Sir Phillip Green  (Photo: Topshop)

Supermodel Kate Moss with Topshop CEO Sir Phillip Green (Photo: Topshop)

Topshop Westfield 2012

Topshop Westfield 2012 (photo – worklondonstyle)

Kate Moss for Topshop (photo - Vogue)

Kate Moss for Topshop (photo – Vogue)

Kate Moss for Topshop (photo - Vogue)

Kate Moss for Topshop (photo – Vogue)

Karl Lagerfeld thinking pink at Chanel.


“Think pink as Diana Vreeland said – but don’t wear it”. Thus starts the chapter on style in The World According to Karl; a collection on the wit and wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld.

Famous last words or provocative controversiality? His Spring/Summer 2014 and Autumn/Winter 2014 collections looked decidedly rose tinted. Raspberry deconstructed boucle suits, were followed by delicate, tiered chiffon dresses reminiscent of an artist’s colourful palette.

Think pink -  but don't wear it. Karl and Choupette.

Think pink – but don’t wear it. Karl and Choupette.

The World According to Karl.

The World According to Karl.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. (photo - Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. Paris Fashion Week (photo - Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. Paris Fashion Week (photo – Chanel)

Supermarket shopping at Chanel with Karl and Cara for Autumn/ Winter 2014.(photo - Chanel)

Supermarket shopping at Chanel with Karl and Cara for Autumn/ Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)

Up close and personal with the Naked Chef.


I recently received a spontaneous invite to join Jamie Oliver and his mate Jimmy Doherty for a pukka tea on Richmond Green.

Jamie had just launched his Italian Trattoria, the latest format in his chain of restaurants as well as his new book, Save With Jamie. He was filming for an upcoming TV show and had laid on a great spread for Richmond patrons.

They were both as chirpy and full of banter as they come across on the small screen. Had a quick chat with Jamie after the shoot and swopped foodie tips – he promises to consider South African cuisine in future endeavours.

Taking tea with Jamie and Jimmy on Richmond Green.

Taking tea with Jamie and Jimmy on Richmond Green.

Contemplating South African cuisine.

Contemplating South African cuisine.

Pukka Essex boys on my doorstep!

Pukka Essex boys on my doorstep!

Jamie Oliver TV shoot

Jamie Oliver TV shoot

Key trend – The Duffle


This coat from Banana Republic combines two key trends; Navy and the Duffle, in the build up to this winter.

This coat from Banana Republic combines two key trends; Navy and the Duffle, in the build up to this winter.

The new neutral


Luck out in navy; this season's must have shade.

Luck out in navy; this season’s must have shade.