Thursday, 6 November 2014

Jimmy Choo at the Berkeley

Sorry you have not heard from Shopaholic for a while. I have been very lucky to experience the Jimmy Choo afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel. Unfortunately this delight was only available for a couple of weeks so I thought I will make you all jealous and post it now ;-) 

The cakes were inspired by the shoes and bags designed by Jimmy Choo and they were absolutely delicious. Lots of champagne and tea has followed. A perfect afternoon! The only thing that could compete with that would be Christian Louboutin inspired cakes, I will keep you posted, that was a hint for The Berkeley team.

Here are some gorgeous photos from The Berkeley website

You can still experience the Pret-a-portea! Here

Sunday, 25 May 2014

London essentials vs London weather

The famous London weather is very unpredictable and if you are not from London and planning to visit, here are some tips on what to take with you at all times.


Unfortunately you have to carry it with you all the times, you never know when you might need it.


It sounds contradictory but you have to have them at all times as well, sun can come at out the most unexpected moment.


It can get hot or cold in a matter of seconds so scarf will protect you from that in style.

Flat shoes

Running around in high heels and sight-seeing or shopping might be fun for a while but at some point your feet will need a rest so you should have a small pair of flats in your bag at all times.

Large glamorous bag

To carry all those things above you will need a large tote bag that's big enough to fit it all in and glamorous enough so you don't stand out from the London crowd. Your bag is your fashion statement. I would normally recommend a Michael Kors bag but here is a tip, everyone is wearing a Michael Kors bag (looks like MK has planned world domination) therefore if you want to be different any other bag would be great. I am guilty of indulging into MK bags as well so you see what I mean.

Oyster card

Travel card that will take you on buses and underground, you can't live without it.


Or any other phone with interactive map. You will be lost. Many, many times.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Casadei shoes collection SS 2014

Casadei collection SS2014 has caught my attention for it's magnificent metallic shoes inspired by Morocco colours , white, gold, silver and neutrals. They are gorgeous. In the perfect would I would be wearing golden shoes every day.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

7 day Keratin Smooth Tresemme. Product review

Hello Shopaholics

I was hoping to finally find a product that can really work on frizzy hair and make them smooth and I was very excited to hear about this one. Unfortunately 7 Day Keratin Smooth from Tresemme doesn't live up to the expectation. I have followed the instruction of application and styling (which is in itself very damaging for the hair) only to find out that the hair is back to its normal self (frizzy) just after one wash and looking even more frizzy than normal because of the damage that 3 times ironing each strand have done to it. So I'm afraid a bad review- it doesn't do 'what it says on the tin' - doesn't last 7 days even through washes. Still hoping for another product to arrive that can do the job. 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Michael Kors - studded leather clutch

I can't help but love this Michael Kors clutch that emerged on Outnet. It comes in a totally golden version as well and also off-white. See it here. I am trying to stay off Michael Kors but I just can't seem to manage.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Pearl necklaces

How to wear pearls? Recently I have noticed a few pearl necklaces that have caught my attention. A very grande, statement necklaces not just a measly string of pearls! No offence to my Tiffany's string of pearls! These ones are so amazing that will 'make' the entire outfit. Perfect with a simple black dress for the evening or a simple white shirt for a day time business meeting. Or even putting it on after a business meeting for an evening date to add more drama and glamour to the outfit. Something a simple string of pearls can't do! 

Rosantica here

Tom Binns here

Kenneth Jay Lane here

Miu Miu here -my favourite! 

Simone Rocha here

Photos - Net a Porter

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Pink perfection

Another pair of shoes? why not if they are pink. It's my birthday soon so I thought I would drop a big hint. It's spring and I want everything in pink. Here are the gorgeous pink Kurt Geiger suede Bailey courts. I will wear them with everything ;-) From Harrods

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Save a dress, bag and a shoe!

Spring is here so time for some spring clean in my wardrobe! I have just ordered a massive shopping online and planning to do some more spring shopping today therefore also planning to make some room for the new arrivals. One of the greatest ideas I recently discovered is that many bloggers have an online store attached to their blog where you can buy some pre-loved items they are not wearing anymore, I think it's brilliant. One women's trash is another woman's treasure! Please post a link in comments below and let's share some clothes love. 
Here is mine - click here- Shopaholic . I will be adding more items soon so watch this space.

If you don't have your own online store yet, you can create one in seconds at Tictail. It's the easiest thing in the world and like the best things in life it's free too. Click here- Tictail. I think it's a genius idea. Save your dresses, bags and shoes from a sad life in a dark corner of your closet! ;-) 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Versailles at Donmar Warehouse


This month I would like to recommend you to see Versailles at Donmar theatre in London ( click here ). I will not attempt to be a theatre critic , I can only say the play is excellent and I enjoyed it thoroughly. 

My first time at Domar (aka The Best Theatre In The World) has left me wanting to see more plays there. If you are a huge theatre fan it doesn't get better than this. You have been warned! 
Versailles is a play that requires a bit of historical knowledge, some called it 'lecturing but not patronising' but I call it interesting and keeping you on the edge of your seat'. The play is multilayered with complex characters, all of them unique in their own way and interesting. I must say sitting in the first row helps a lot to enjoy the play more, some will disagree but this is my personal opinion. The play leaves you with this cathartic feeling that you want to experience in theatre, a sign of a good play and makes you think about it long afterwards, another sign. I cannot recommend more seeing this play and if is the only one play you will see this month or year, this one will be very memorable. I have managed not to divulge any details about what happens in the play (I always like not to know anything before seeing it) but if you want to find out more about it click here and here


Monday, 3 March 2014

Bright pink things!

Dreaming about bright pink things! I have been dreaming about this Mulberry Willow tote for a while and now it came out in pink for the spring (all rhymes are deliberate ;-)  . It has a detachable front pocket to be used as a clutch for an evening out. In the perfect world I'd have two , one in black one in pink! Click here

 Another pink beauty is this Saint Laurent Sac de Jour in fuchsia. It is a very elegant and shiny, with a detachable strap. Difficult choice between the two. Mulberry is more practical but SL is more beautiful.. Hmm... Click here
Last but not least is Selma by Michael Kors in purple, it is my final choice, this one is a budget beauty, 'she' will not intimidate your friends or scare your man! ;-) Click here

Thursday, 30 January 2014

What to see in the theatre - Ghosts, Henry V, King Lear

If you are wondering what to see in theatre this season, here are some suggestions pf plays that I have seen recently. 

Ghosts by Ibsen. Trafalgar Studios
Fantastic play that will keep you on the edge of your seat through the entire performance. Brilliant acting and very powerful cathartic experience. If you have never heard about this play before, just book it and don't read anything about it, let it be a surprise. You will not regret it. 
Book here 

Henry V.  Noel Coward Theatre
You might be stil lucky to get some tickets here. One of the attractions of the play is Jude Law who is a great actor and is fantastic in this play, I really enjoyed it however I suggest you read a bit before you see it if you are not a Shakespeare aficionado.  

King Lear. National Theatre.
It is now sold out but you might get tickets on other resale websites. Fantastic and memorable performance, Simon Russell Beale was born to play King Lear. 
You can still catch it in the cinema live streaming in May , click here

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Black beauties

I decided not to buy any more black dresses and in general reduce wearing black as I think it is too boring but there it is, another black dress fascination, this Alexander McQueen Jewel Collar Cut Out Dress. This is a perfect black dress.

Another one, called Wedding Dress from Pinko. I am not sure why it is called like that but I want it too to join my vast black dresses collection.

Moving on to shoes, thinking forward about summer, these beauties are perfect. 

I discovered I love everything black from Saint Laurent.

Especially these...

Or maybe these also

Another perfect black beauty is this Saint Laurent tassel clutch or the perfect day-to-night bag, Mulberry Willow with built in clutch that you can zip out for the evening. 

So much for not buying anything black anymore. :-) 


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Best Christmas present ever. Ballon Bleau de Cartier 33mm

Now time for some bragging, my Christmas present, Ballon Bleau de Cartier 33mm Automatic, yellow gold and steel. This is a watch I always wanted and I love it so much! A lovely present, thank you! It is the most beautiful watch in the world. You can see all the tech details here.
It comes with its own travel pouch and cleaning kit and a bottle of Cartier champagne to celebrate. Perfection! Again I am a very happy Shopaholic! 

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Waiting for... Herve Leger Lexi in Lipstick Red

Waiting for 'her' to arrive. Thanks to Harrods sale, over half price :) it made Shopaholic very happy :)

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Snakeskin print leggings

Some more excitement from Zara, snakeskin print leggings (here ) that I wore with black Zara top with sheer sleeves and back (not online anymore). I like the faux leather look but I am still plucking up the courage to get faux leather leggings so for now I found the snakeskin ones that I love.

I like the look with combining all black with different textures (snakeskin leggings, sheer top, shiny snakeskin of my Michael Kors Sloan bag- here ) and golden necklace (one Peacock , one Svarovski here ) , golden chain of the bag and when feeling in the party mood golden Michael Kors snakeskin heels. Looks like there is a snake theme in my wardrobe.

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