Saturday, January 28, 2012

No More For Vanessa And Johnnie

After 14 years as a couple, raising their two children 12 year old Lily-Rose and 9 year old Jack, actor Johnny Depp and his french girlfriend Vanessa Paradis have decided to go their separate ways. I thought it was so romantic for him to buy a private island for them to share together.  These things remind us that nothing lasts forever. Separation.  Was it clash of ego? Was it addiction difficulties?  Confusion of priorities?  What a crying shame and such a common thing to happen, especially for celebrities.

High Tea Society

I love decadence and glamour so there's no suprise that I love the traditional old school way of taking tea, scones and other assorted pastry marvels, pretty cupcakes and fine finger sandwiches often involved in the art of afternoon tea.

Women of all ages (and the Bombshell men who naturally admires the finer things in life) are decking themselves out in their finery and enjoying a taste of the prettier things in life.

At The Ritz in London, men are turned away from afternoon tea if they are not wearing a suitable tie and jacket.  It offers well made pots of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with fruit-filled jam and fresh clotted cream and pretty, delicate pastries. It's an event. The room is beautiful, as it should be. Chandeliers drop pretty light onto well dressed tables, featuring fine china and linen.

But be warned, not all high teas are like The Ritz. Just yesterday, I met Laura, a Bombshell girlfriend of mine for a traditional high tea at the top of the British Museum and although we has a great catch-up, we were subjected to an extremely unsatisfactory version of a traditional High Tea. Even more dissappointing is the realisation that the Biritsh are famous for putting on the best high tea's in the world. The real deal is a study in decadence, refined and delightful. It goes to show that the pretenders don't do so well on the high side of things, cutting corners and failing to finish presentation standards in the manner that we expect.

Another thing to love about high tea is it gives us the opportunity to wear our most beautiful dresses and special occasion handbags. As to where to go for high tea in your own town, most good hotels will pride themselves on offering a good High Tea. I love Fortnum and Masons. It's worth an investigation into where to find the best traditional high tea in your city.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day

Australian model and organic skincare company owner Miranda Kerr is our chosen ambassedor for Australia Day 2012. Happy Australia Day to all the great Antipodean's spinning around the world. x

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage-hunting Fun

Whether you are a vintage-type Bombshell, a modern-vintage kind of Bombshell or maybe you're a modern Bombshell, you'd love to spend a few hours perusing this departent store for precious vintage finds. Yes, you read that correctly, it's not just a store but an entire, whopping department store dedicated to vintage finds!!  It's called Blitz Vintage Department Store in Brick Lane in London.  You don't have to tell me, I know how much you distain the idea of mass made products and I also kow how you love to find your own unique little gems. So here we are, lots of vintage- hunting fun!!

You can find out more about them here:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Woman of the Month - January - Vera Wang Barbie

Ah yes, it's the bridal barbie who takes the first Woman of the Month title for 2012. Although she's a 2011 model, this lovely Vera Wang Barbie is dressed for her wedding day and ready to meet her Ken down the aisle. We Bombshells enter these unions (once,twice, three times or more) with such hope and trust that there is such a thing as living 'Happily Ever After' with our prince.

Is it really Heidi Klum sans Seal?

Another Bombshell has split with her beau. I had the television on this afternoon and the presenter announced that this month, it's Heidi Klum and Seal whose marriage is apparently over.  I hope it's just a rumour.  I never thought their marriage would break.

Too many bombshells get divorced and divorced again, and so on. . .  Who on earth would want to break up with us? We're lovely!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Get Your Glamour On

Today I'm supplying an teensy touch of inspiration for all you glamour-pusses, in silver and ice-blue. Two of the most glamorous colours I can think of right now.  How are you expected to be glamorous if your very own boudoir isn't!  They say one's bedroom says a lot about the person. Get stuck into it and glam up your petite bijoux to reflect the real bombshell you truely are. If you need a little help, I am always here to provide ideas and names of some of the most glamorous and often budget-friendly ideas.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Creatively Active Minds

One of my lovely sisters sent a stunning satin, diamond embellished, pleated cushion half way around the world to me for my last birthday. You can find other similar creations to love here:

CAM designers are inspired by ancient maps, botanical illustrations, vintage beauty and all sorts of treasures from the cabinet of curiosities which I recommend as most desirable for all Bombshell boudoirs.

Golden Globe Awards 2012

My particular favourite celebrity looks from this years Golden Globe Awards.  My selection seem to be paying hommage to the Bombshell, and the Bombshells' man at this year. There's no match for glamour on the red carpet.
 Glamour with a vintage feel. I was glad to see so many glamorous hairstyles this year. Well done hairdressers!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bombshell Companions #2

Do you suffer from dog allergies? Do you have a tendency to be slightly on the lazier sideof active? Maybe your boudoir is a wee little gem and think you have no room for a canine companion? Let me introduce to you the little darling Bolognese breed of dogs from Bologna in Italy. A member of the adorable Bichon Frise family.

What a luxury dog, history heralds this breed of dogs as being companions to people of the royal nobility across europe from the 16th through to 19th century. They aren't great moulters, they don't yap and they don't require very much excercise. Another big plus is they don't have genetic medical faults or defects.

They just love good companionship and they are so incredibly cute!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Good To Go Green

This year I'm unveiling green. In my opinion, like orange, it's an extremely underrated colour. Let me give you a little touch of visual inspiration to get in there and fetch that green frock from the back of your wardrobe.

Dita Von Teese knows green is good and wears it frequently.

Christina Hendricks in deep green

Drew Barrymore

Marilyn Monroe

Scarlett Johansson

Grace Kelly

Marcia Cross

Jayne Mansfield


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