Thursday, 10 November 2011

Layers present Melissa and Gareth Pugh shoes

The hotly anticipated range of shoes by Melissa collaborating with Gareth Pugh are now available exclusively online by Layers, curators of global avant-garde and artisinal mens and womenswear designers.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Patisserie jewellery

We love the oddball accessories on Punky Allsorts. Lady G and Katie P are also said to be Punky fans, and we think the patisserie jewellery trend is going to be big in the age of afternoon tea chic.

Put the kettle on, we fancy a brew.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Halkin at Twenty: Pop up Chocolate Culture Lounge

The Halkin is one of London’s most chic hotels, nestled in Belgravia, a Sloane's heel from Knightsbridge and the Kings Road.  William Curley, the four-time winner of ‘Britain’s Best Chocolatier’ joins forces with The Halkin as part of the hotel’s anniversary celebrations.

Twenty years since it first opened, The Halkin gives the traditional afternoon tea a new twist by combining culture and chocolate as the newly transformed Halkin Bar becomes a pop-up ‘Culture Lounge’ styled by luxury publishers, ASSOULINE.  Browse some iconic coffee-table books in a stylish library space while enjoying afternoon tea classics with a chocolate twist created by Curley, such as the following temptations:

Chocolate Financier with Passion fruit Curd:
Moist chocolate cake centred with mango compote and topped with passion fruit curd

Orange and Chocolate Sacher: 
Layers of almond sponge, chocolate mousse and orange marmalade

Sea Salt Caramel and Raspberry Tart: Crisp hazelnut tart, filled with sea salt caramel, raspberry dacquoise and compote and topped with a rich chocolate cremeaux

Black Forest Dome:
Dark chocolate and white chocolate mousses, kirsch-soaked sponge and a cherry compote

Chocolate Macaroon: Soft chocolate macaroon filled with a Toscano chocolate ganache

Suddenly feel the need to pop to town and shop? Chocolate, books and tea: heaven. See you there.
/The Scoop

£37.50 per person available daily from the 22nd November between 3pm and 6pm daily. 
Champagne afternoon tea £47.50. For reservations please contact: +44 (0) 20 7333 1234.

William’s first book,Couture Chocolate is published October 2011 by Jacqui Small, RRP £30.

Jo Loves: Jo Malone launch

Jo Malone revealed today her new global brand JO LOVES, comprising of four fragrances: Pomelo, Green Orange & Coriander, Orange Tulle and Gardenia. 

Each scent in the JO LOVES colection is priced at £95 for 100ml and is available at Selfridges Beauty Hall and online. The scents are being released in staggered days this week, and Jo Malone fans will have the chance to meer her at a personal appearance at Selfridges this Thursday from 4pm-6pm.

fragranced candle collection will accompany the range at the beginning of December.

Susie MacMurray at the V&A and Agnew's: Garments as Sculpture

The imposing and ingenious work of Susie MacMurray can now be seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where a black leather with 43kg of dress-maker pins, entitled Widow can now be seen as part off the Power of Making exhibition.

Ruby Hammer Recommends: capsule collection at Debenhams

Ruby and Millie fans will be glad that this Christmas Ruby Hammer returns to the shelves to tempt us with glorious make up capsule kits and her expert tips on party season make-up.

Exclusively available at Debenhams Beauty Hall, Ruby Hammer Recommends kits are affordable, glamourous and set to make you sparkle. Prices from £4.00 to £45.00.

Total Colour Collection: £12.00

Lip Gloss collection £6.00

Total Beauty Collection £45.00

Fashioning the Future at Canary Wharf

The third annual Fashioning the Future awards by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion takes place this Thursday 10th November in the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf. 

Currently the only international competition to find young designers and students who work in a sustainable and ethical way, this year's awards are supported by the UN and the Body Shop.

Noel Fielding is a Madcap Shambleton in Manchester this weekend

We love Noel Fielding here at The Scoop. Catch him this weekend as he creates a live art installation at Waterstone’s, Arndale Centre, Manchester to support the launch of his new book, The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton.

Dave Brown (or Bollo, to you and me) will also be in attendance aiding the creative process in his capacity of photographer and designer of the new book. Get there early and expect lots of die hard fans.

Waterstone’s, Arndale Centre, M4 3AQ, Saturday 12th November 2011. Painting from 12 pm. 
Signing from 2pm

Due to anticipated demand, access to the signing session will be restricted. Wristbands will be issued from the store from 9am on the day of the event, on a first-come first-served basis.
The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton is published by Canongate priced £19.99.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Paper doll fashion styling trend

images: Judith van den Hoek, Trendland.

We have talked about Paper Doll styling before here on The Scoop, and the wonderful work of Danielle Meder.

The Scoop discovered another example of this paper doll trend on Trendland, where the culture and fashion site has been developing two characters with illustrator Judith van den Hoek  to be styled in various looks, given style tips and sold online.

Sparkling shoe by Dune for Teenage Cancer Trust

These gloriously gorgeous and glittery shoes are available from Dune later this week in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust to mark the 5th year of Dune's support for the charity.

The Sparkling Shoe, a pink glitter court shoe, will be available in Dune stores and online from 11 November. 

Priced at £90, a whopping £50 from each sale will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. 
We can't think of a better reason to go shoe shopping.

Rankin launches new magazine

World renowned fashion photographer and cultural intermediary Rankin  is set to launch his next concept alongside Dazed publishing.

A brand new biannual magazine, THE HUNGER launches on 17th November 2011 featuring a range of taste makers and key figures from the worlds of art, fashion, drama and music, spanning the cultural zeitgeist and curated under Rankin's notorious eye.

Issue One includes interviews with Rhys Ifans, Terence Stamp, Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer, Hayley Atwell, Plan B, Michael Sheen and Sally Hawkins, and fashion stories with Kelis, Kelly Rowland, Sky Ferreira, Milla Jovovich, Erin O’Connor and Heidi Klum. Each issue will be available with one female and one male cover ( Issue One features Rhys Ifans and Sky Ferreira.).

Sister website THE HUNGER TV will be updated weekly with exclusive online content.

Friday, 4 November 2011