Laser Lipo
Drumroll please…I got lipo!

OK, not like you’re thinking. I was actually invited by The Body Silk Clinic in East London to preview a brand new treatment making waves in the beauty industry, Strawberry Laser Lipo.

What the monkeys, you say? Strawberry what? Basically, a strawberry shaped device targets your pesky fat cells by emitting a low level of laser energy against the area you would like to target. In doing so, the fat cells become deliciously porous, giving them the ability to release ‘the expanders’ – fatty acids, extra water and glycerol – into the blood stream. Basically, that means your body is sent into the same – natural – state that uses up your stored fat when energy is needed.

That means, when combined with 30 minutes of cardio post-treatment, those freed fatty acids get completely eliminated from your system, and can make you lose up to four inches.

It is also painless. Seriously. Nothing but a minor warmth against the skin. No recovery time. No scarring. If you’re going to spend the money on liposuction, I highly recommend you chose the Strawberry laser option at £1195 for eight treatments. My results were minor after one treatment, I have seen major results from a full course.

Shopping Spree
Though I originally planned to give away a Mulberry Bayswater, I am actually much more excited for this:

A Giveaway of $1000!

Since I wanted to provide a financial and worthwhile equivalent to the Bayswater, I didn’t want to substitute a bag for the sake of a bag. I thought – since She Said Style is a style guide and so much more – a shopping spree is something any and all of you would enjoy! We’re talking a lump sum for one lucky winner to spend in any online store, or collection of stores, as long as your total (shipping included) doesn’t exceed $1000.

$1000 SHOPPING SPREE — GIVEAWAY DETAILS

To enter, you must purchase She Said Style. The e-mail address used to purchase the book will be checked if the winner is selected through any of the additional entry options.

For additional entries, each step you complete from the list below will earn an extra giveaway entry (as mentioned above, book purchase will be checked if an additional entry is selected):

1. Become a fan of Lela London on Facebook (+1 entry).
2. Sign up to Lela London’s mailing list (+1 entry).
3. Leave a comment below telling me your favourite chapter of She Said Style (+1 entry).
4. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet must include ‘@lelalondon’. (+1 entry).
5. Follow Lela London on Twitter (+1 entry).
6. Link to the giveaway through your blog (+1 entry).

Giveaway ends August 1, 2011 at midnight PST. Open worldwide. If you are under 16, please ask your parents for permission to enter.

Thank you for your support! Fingers crossed!

Chanel Cruise 2011 2012
Tomorrow, Karl Lagerfeld will show the Chanel Cruise collection for 2011/2012 at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes (France), which recently underwent a gargantuan 45 million Euro renovation.

Not only does the invitation – seen above – feature Coco Chanel herself, but Monsieur Lagerfeld has also filmed a 30-minute movie, called Tale of a Fairy, to screen at the fashion show. In the trailer below, you can catch a glimpse of Freja Beja Erichsen (as a lip-locking lesbian fairy), Kristen McMenamy (the queen), Baptiste Giabiconi (because nothing can be Karl-ed without him), and Mark Vandaloo (he’s back?!). Thankfully, anyone without an invitation will be able to watch it at Chanel.com starting Tuesday, May 10th.

“It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling.”
Karl Lagerfeld