Are You Happy

“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
Joseph Campbell

Patricia van der Vliet Vogue Russia Mariano Vivanco
Patricia van der Vliet just keeps getting better! For “Болъшая прогулка” in the January edition of Vogue Russia, a cool concept and the styling of Olga Dunina are undergoing a magical mesh. With a little bit of quirky lighting thrown on top of this visual feast, I’m convinced she and photographer Mariano Vivanco need to work together more often. View Post

Eyelashes Chelsea Day Spa
It is always fantastic to have a spa within ‘healthy walk’ distance from you. Especially one with the design and service reminiscent of a boutique hotel. While The Chelsea Day Spa officially opened in May 2009, founder Faye Fasan makes it feel like they’ve been doing in for years. Tucked quietly off of Kings Road, there is no hustle and bustle to aggravate you – just indulgence.

They have a little bit of everything on offer; I partook in an eyelash treatment with Helen which was professional, intricate and relaxing as a facial (I am the spa type to just enjoy someone playing with my face as long as I can lay down.) As far as recommendations go, I would definitely recommend their Vita Liberata self tan treatment. Michelle Rodriguez – aka Miss Perfect Skin – is a fan of the the ‘A list’ sunless self tanning company because it is odourless, organic and paraben free. No streaks. No orange. While I prefer to stay in my natural shade of cream, the Tangoed Ladies of London should listen up – this is the self tan you need!

Alexis Mabille Runway PFW
There has been such a profusion of white-based collections over Spring/Summer 2011‘s four fashion weeks that it has become offensive. As part of the trend, Alexis Mabille managed to get off the hook. Though completely neutral, his full skirts and signature bows had a refined dexterity. This is the kind of stuff women reach for when they want something a little bit fabulous in their day. View Post

Zac Posen PFW Runway Anne Vyalitsyna
Zac Posen caused a bit of a stir with his first-ever Paris show. While it puts me on ‘the other side of the fence’, I appreciated this feather-filled and supremely sexy collection. I was a huge fan of Z Spoke (his diffusion line) a few weeks ago at New York Fashion Week, and while his signature silhouette followed him to France, there were many more boudoir suggestions on show. I will admit it was a little bit lost in translation – mainly due to the fact that he was showing in the old Yves Saint Laurent showspace – where years of the most influential fashion history have taken place. Baby blunder. View Post