In the Sixties and Seventies, The Playboy Club was worlds apart from what we associate with the ‘Playboy’ of today. When it launched in Chicago in 1960, no-one (except perhaps Hugh Hefner) knew was a vital role The Playboy Club would have in financing the Playboy empire. For many years, in fact, the chain of over 40 clubs grossed much more than the magazine. The strictly non-nude clubs offered admission to rabbit-headed metal Playboy keyholders only, and were an exclusive but respected night-time venue in the years of swing skirts and peace signs.

Because my Mom is a former Playboy bunny, I was completely enthralled when I stumbled on this copy of the Playboy Club Bunny Manual. It is a throwback well worth a read and features an interesting insight into the (semi-sexist) existence of a Bunny. I find it arresting that the rules on smoking are a doozy in comparison to the bans of today, that Supervisors were only allowed to be male (and addressed as “Mr. ____”), and that all four ‘Helpful Hints for Bunnies’ are also beauty tips that my Mom has passed down to me. Coincidence? Definitely not!

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Lindsay Lohan - Playboy

  • Well, there you have it. Lindsay Lohan posed for the cover of Playboy, and the image has leaked. Her ‘wobbly bits’ (as Bridget Jones would call them) are hidden behind a Playboy bunny-shaped chair, but her vampy red lips and platinum waves are both on full show. The whole spread is said to be unveiled on Ellen (?!) on December 15th, which has me thinking there probably won’t be any more ‘naughty‘ points next to Lindsay’s name this Christmas.

  • French label Emanuel Ungaro seems to be cursed after last year’s major financial losses. With designer Giles Deacon quitting the house in September, CEO Jeffry Aronsson is also waving his white flag after only six months, leaving to focus on his work at Aronsson Group – his investment and consulting firm.

  • Modelling agency “Wilhelmina” has signed Gloria Estefan to their celebrity division.

  • Oh God, my Trapper Keeper from 1995 is going to lose it over this news. Remember super-sparkly Lisa Frank and her line of incredible dolphin/unicorn/rainbow stationary? Well, now she is selling adults apparel. It’s hipster-tastic, and I kind of want everything.

  • Pantone – the colour forecasting firm – is collaborating with cosmetics giant Sephora to develop a make up line! In will be released in March of 2012, and my inner design nerd is ecstatic.

  • “The First Supermodel”, Janice Dickinson, spoke out recently about feeling “conned” over her time as a judge on America’s Next Top Model.

    “CoverGirl are the people that choose the [winner],” she explained. “Not any of the judges, not what Tyra says. It’s who CoverGirl thinks should win.”
    – Janice Dickinson


  • Though I was far too busy to attend any shows, I absolutely died over the review of Chanel’s pre-fall 2012 collection – “Paris-Bombay” – yesterday. There were sumptuous, golden highlights everywhere, Kohl-smudged eyes, and the most luscious Indian-inspired construction seen from the garments to the catering. Their new golden nail polish, “Diwali“, also debuted; it is destined for absolute nail mania.

    The best seat in the house is available for your viewing pleasure, below.

  • Playboy Funky Buddha Nicole Scherzinger

    Nicole Scherzinger

    As the daughter of a former Playboy bunny, there is always a pique in my interest regarding the latest and greatest from the glamorous guild.

    Last night, Bunnies, tycoons, and celebrity beauties flocked to Mayfair’s Funky Buddha to rub shoulders with newly announced Playmate of the Year, Hope Dworaczyk. Also in attendance were model Kelly Brook and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger (cats versus bunnies!). Mark from The Only Way Is Essex even managed to make it out (and chatted to me about his love for next door’s Nobu), though fellow castmates Amy Childs, Sam Faiers and Harry Derbidge were denied entry (ouch!).

    Throughout the night, I was sipping on a ton of Playboy’s new energy drink which is delicious and has no foul acidic aftertaste (looking at you, Red Bull). I even got into a friendly argument with the Oxford Rowing Team defending the sugar free version as the ‘better’ drink. Great night on all accounts!

    Playboy Energy Lela London and Charli Beale

    PR Queen Charli Beale & I (in enormous heels, believe it or not!)