With Christmas just round the corner, I'm reminded how much I love London (and Paris) at this time of year. You can feel the City's heart beating strongly and people become more bold and daring in their fashion choices as the 25th approaches. Magic.


Over in Paris Chanel's seasonal treat that falls around my birthday is the Metiers des Arts collection. This most rare of couture is an annual display of the finest craftsman ship of a myriad of small specialised Ateliers that Chanel brought under their roof and rescued a number of years ago.


This December Paris met the World of the Mahraja's and an Indian Palace was brought to life in the heart of the world's fashion capital. Peacocks and Pearls, Queens and Princesses took their places in the temple to fashion.



A Blush of Rose

Beauty, Grace & Style

        Nov -Dec 2011

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