We're loving the way that the Nineties & Noughties IT bags are being replaced by synthetic, lightweight sacks - literally bags - in metallic, synthetic fabrics. Save the cowhide for shoes (or better yet, follow Stella's lead & find ways of making gorgeous shoes in synthetics, too). Let's go faux! And still shine. For a fraction of the price.
What's next: futuristic metallic catsuits? Count me in! ; )
Shot at the Natural History Museum. And, below, a fabulous installation - outside - in my favourite lovely V&A courtyard, in the fountain, with frozen water. These little 'skyscrapers' actually have video cameras in them, so you can see yourself in a kind of metallic dot pattern.
Speaking of metallics.. my flourless dark chocolate new year's eve cake with raspberry glaze & edible silver balls (my other cake was coconut lime cheesecake, and eating them both together with heavy vanilla scented creme and fresh raspberries was sublime). Each couple made a course for the best New Year's Eve dinner party/sleepover (in Richmond) we ever had (well basically, the most cheffy of each couple made one: four courses in all). At midnight, to our surprise, the neighbours put on an amazing fireworks show: we stood out by the pool and watched it shoot in the air from the other side of a wall.