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Christmas gifts – fashion

Nothing like a nice fashion accessory for Christmas, here are my picks:

Vivienne Westwood scarves, I want I want I want. They start at £35.

westwood scarves

 

There are some nice rings out there at the moment
Net and Liberty rings

 

From top left corner
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Iosselliani, Dannijo, Dannijo, Alexis Bittar at my-wardrobe and Alex Monroe at Liberty.

net rings

 

From top left corner: Alex Monroe, Kelly Wearstler, Alex Monroe, Marni, Isharya and Ives Saint Laurent from net-a-porter.

Of sushi, books and fashion

Had such a nice sushi last night, went to So Sushi (nothing to do with Yo, Hi or similar bad sushi places!). The restaurant is in Soho’s Warwick Street and serves one of the best Japanese food I ever had in London. The fish is incredibly fresh, we had a sashimi selection with fish, prawn and amazing scallops, followed by spicy tuna and salad roll and scallop and avocado roll. All to die for. Friendly staff too. I stuck to green tea however the cocktails looked fab. Love the place.

The Observer listed 50 best places to eat and hang out by Erin Wasson, read it here. They all sound pretty good and very unpretentious. Given how cool she is you can only expect the best. What really caught my eye was at no 9 the Brixton Market, I never go there even though it’s probably only 15 minutes away on my bike. Rosie’s Deli Cafe sounds especially good, there is a piece on her in the Observer and her Brixton Market tips here. She seems so lovely. This Saturday she is launching her cook book, more on her blog. This is a Saturday must do.

Moving on, still reading Vonnegut’s stories, Welcome to the Monkeyhouse and The Foster Portfolio are the best ones so far but I am only half way through and have still few stories and Palm Sunday to read. This is my bedside book. The tube book is Celebrity: How Entertainers Took Over the World and Why We Need an Exit Strategy by the witty Marina Hyde whose hilarious column you may know from The Guardian. Highly amusing, brutal truth about world’s obsession with celebrity, their charities, religions, adoptions and political activities.

This week’s sartorial issues:

1.  I made it to the almost newly open Marc by Marc Jacobs shop. As I walked in I felt like in a pound shop, beautiful, expensive clothing packed tight on hangers and the whole space flooded by cheap cheap plastic trinkets, bags and t-shirts. The shop sells a fair amount of books and the Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton DVD - all of it is displayed in a really horrible fashion. Wanted to run away from this chaos however I did grab a pair of wellies and a jolly brolly on my way out. The brolly is useful but the wellies are pretty uncomfortable and might end up on ebay. These look like they could cheer people up on a rainy day with their colorful soles. Another major problem I have with the shop is the banister – horrible brown lacquer. Come on Marc, give it some style!

2. Got a really good pair of peg trousers from H&M, something like Chloe or YSL. But in black.

3. None of the above were from my summer shopping list!

4. Mary Portas is back next week, this time sorting out charity shops.

Picture of Rosie by Antonio Olmos