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TRÈS CHIC March 2012


From the Boulevard to Brooklyn Bridge

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Mark Heyes Stylist to the Stars Get the

Bristol Fashion Week WIN a chance to be FROW! (Front row, don’t you know!)


From Toni&Guy transformations to boastful beauty


High Street style that makes the future look bright

Fabulous F i f ti es

Silver Screen looks for our S/S siren’s I MARCH 2012 1


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Spring has well and truly sprung and as the world is starting to look a lot brighter and more hopeful, we have rolled out a new, wonderful issue for SS12! “What’s new?” I hear you cry. Well, following London Fashion Week and the buzz of the global stage, we have been swept into a frenzy with the excitement of the up & coming fashion fixtures for the South West this Spring. Did you know that Bristol Fashion Week at The Mall Cribbs Causeway is just around the corner? (21st25th March). It’s quite a fashion story for our region and allows us all the chance to be styled by the stars with the lovely advice from Mark Heyes, personal stylist to the likes of Lorraine Kelly and Lady Gaga. Not only will he share with us what is hot and how to wear it, but, we can then head straight to shop it was selected from to snap it up right after the show! We are also soon to be treated to Bath in Fashion, a week long festival of fashion and style. This includes the wonderfully regal designer show by Amanda Wakeley, talks from such greats as Manolo Blahnik, and films like Beyond Biba introduced by Barbara Hulanicki, the style icon behind the Biba label (23rd March-1st April). If that is not enough Tres Chic are also preparing for the fabulous Cabot Circus fashion shows between 21st-22nd April. Where we welcome back the gorgeous JP, and look forward to looks from the cream of Cabot Circus - Tres Chic are clambering to view the Harvey Nichols S/S show in particular! Mother’s Day is also nearly upon us, and with that in mind you may like to head up to Hill Road, Clevedon, the location for our splendid 1950’s Fashion Shoot (all with looks from The Mall Cribbs Causeway). Whilst visiting why not take a look at our new swanky studio, where you could treat your Mum to a makeover and photo-shoot by the Tres Chic team! What could be better!? Oh yes, I know, maybe a fab offer from The Sanctuary Spa or a special competition to win Front Row Tickets to BFW!? As always, it’s all inside!

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STAFF Publisher Central House Publications, London. A division of Alter Ego Model & Production Mangement LTD registered in England no. 07082538 Editor in chief / Photographer Cj Hadlow Fashion Editor Jodie Brown Beauty Director Simone Adams MAKE-UP ARTISTS Sally Bracey

Guest Stylist Lora O’ Callaghan & Samantha Nowell Director of PR / Marketing Jodie Brown / 01275 87 66 00


COVER CREDITS Photography: Cj Hadlow Make Up: Sally Bracey Fashion Stylist: Samantha Nowell Models: Bella @ Gingersnap Models Hair: Charlotte Perkins @ Essensuals Bath Clothes: Jigsaw Trophy tweed jacket £235. Austin Reed Ivory db front sl vest £30.00. French Connection Ibiza Daze Shorts Cream £57. M&S Autograph Leather Wide Fit Toe Cap Pumps £4. M&S Patent Shopper Bag £25. French Connection Belt £22Mickie: I MARCH 2012 4


Camille Lapham-Flores . James Midwinter

Feature Editors

Sarah Ludbrook . Samantha Acris

Samantha Nowell . Lora O’ Callaghan .

Gemma Stephens

Travel & Food COLUMNIST Rosa Park

Some opinions as expressed by some contributors to Très Chic do not necessarily represent the opinions of this magazine. Although every effort has been made to ensure that this magazines contents are correct we cannot accept responsibility for errors, omissions nor for goods, claims or services of advertisers.


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8 TRES CHIC CONTRIBUTORS - Ever wanted to put a face to a name? 10 BRISTOL FASHION WEEK COMPETITION - Win a chance to get FROW, Bristol’s hottest ticket in March! 11-13 S/S TRENDS - The sun has got his hat on...Hip, Hip Hip Horray! 14-15 DESIGNER FOCUS - From Asish to Christopher Kane, the world looks bright with our Designer spotlight 16 JOIN THE CONVERSATION - & social media stories. From Beauty Tutorials to Behind The Scenes.. Join the party 19 JAM-BUSTING - Time to make a change in your lifestyle, have you considered your impact on the environment? 20-21 FLIRTY SKIRTS & LOLLIPOP BLUE Playful in pastels and hem-lines 22 Q&A Style Guru Lisa Jayne lifts the lid on a wardrobe staple thats been around longer than fashion itself 24 JEWELLERY TRENDS - Add some sparkle to your swagger 25 ICANDY - A boutique and spa that give a top to toe service in the centre of town 27-28 STYLIST TO THE STARS - Mark Heyes gives you the X-factor at BFW 30-36 SCI-FASHION - With high street looks like these look out high-fashion 40-49 FABULOUS FIFTIES - We get all nostalgic again for our adoration of big screen looks 50-51 NYFW STREET STYLE - Take a tip or two from Brooklyn Bridge 52 AMANDA WAKELEY - Understated, alluring & at Bath In Fashion 54-55 DENIM DESIRE - Mimi Noor bring you a step by step guide on denim 56 BLOGGER OF THE MONTH - Who’s trending this Month in blogsville 57 FASHION SCRAPBOOK - Tres Chic lifts our lid on breaking fashion news as it happens HEALTH & BEAUTY 60-63 BRONZE AGE - THE EDGE - Time for a spring beauty product re-vamp 64-65 NUFFIELD HEALTH MOT - For a 360 degree approach to looking, and feeling good 66-70 TASTE OF SPRING - Add some colour and say goodbye to the dark season 72 CHIC ABOUT TOWN - Our regular feature on what we consider to be Tres Chic - This Month .. Power Plates and a secret destination 73 TRIED & TESTED - The low-down of the best products for a spring resurgence. 74-75 CREATE THIS LOOK - Some thought inspiring hair trends to shake it up a bit 77 GET THE LOOK - Toni & Guy Bath deliver a make-over to lust over 78 BEAUTY SCRAPBOOK- What we are loving in the beauty camp FOOD/ART/TRAVEL 79 SELLING DREAMS - 100 years of fashion photography 78 LOCAL CULTURE - Art to inspire & entice. Think local 79-83 SARAH’S KITCHEN - More home-cooked loveliness from the God-Mother of cuisine 85 LALOO’S PANTRY - From the best Artisan producers in the world 86 ZAZU’S KITCHEN - Now a true part of Clifton’s heart I FEBRUARY 2011 6 I FEBRUARY 2011 7



Explain your role within the magazine? I tend wear a multitude of hats in the Tres Chic ensemble. My main function is in PR & business development, client care & overseeing editorial. But, beyond that? Dot, dot, dot and everything in-between! Describe your style in three words? Eclectic, savvy, and ‘charo-chic’!

Simone Adams

Explain your role within the magazine? Beauty Director - Beauty Editor, tweeter & blogger - bringing you the best looks straight from the catwalk, keeping you abreast of all that's new in the world of beauty and sharing my 12yr knowledge of the best products on the market!

How do others describe you? A clean answer!? ‘Just spin her around, put her in a jar, and call her Fred!?’ Who do you admire? CJ Hadlow, My Mum - Geraldine Brown, and my little boy ‘Dewdrop!’ Oh, and a host of extraordinary friends. (Some fashion industry spear-heads but that’s irrelevant!)

Describe your style in three words? Skinnies, leather & lace! How do others describe you? Apparently... Honest, caring & reliable. Great in a crisis and hilarious when inebriated ;)

Lora O’Callaghan

Explain your role within the magazine? Currently interning alongside studying Fashion at UWE. Being involved in current shoots, art direction and social media activity. Describe your style in three words? Fur, lots of! How do others describe you? Social, Reliable and a little crazy at times. Who do you admire? My mum- Elaine O’Callaghan

Who do you admire? People with patience

Sally Bracey

Explain your role within the magazine? I am the in-house make-up artist for Tres Chic. I have my own business specialising in wedding and occasion make up, but love working for the magazine.  I have also worked on a couple of films - my last film was a WW1 film working with Nick Moran from Lock Stock and Charlie Clements from Eastenders. I don’t really see make up as my job, I absolutely love it and couldn’t think of anything I would love to do more! Describe your style in three words? Classic, casual & laid-back!  How do others describe you? Loyal, artistic, vivacious, and approachable.  Oh, & sexy! Ha ha!  Who do you admire? I admire people that dedicate their lives to others. I MARCH 2012 8

Spring / Summer



Tactile heaven. Whether it’s broderie anglaise, flapper fringing, embellishments or lace, the feel of fabric is important this season. Look for a material or finish that brings something else to the table, as well as the cut or colour. Embellishments like lace and fringing take us back to the 1920s this year, but with a modern twist.

Jonathan Saunders

Louis Vuitton

Phillip Lim


Summer becomes mouth-watering this year, with yummy colours like orange sorbet, lemon sherbet and rosy apple, giving a sweet and delicious look – good enough to eat! The subtle, sugar pastels give a feminine, clean palette. Wear together or with white, or toughen it up with a rock t-shirt and dangerously high heels for a cute and candy appearance.

New Look-Influence Fisherman Knit Tassle Top, £21.99

HARVEY NICHOLS - By Malene Birger skirt with tiered ostrich feather trim, £280

LK BENNETT - Dita Duckegg £195

HARVEY NICHOLS - Sea embroidered lace skirt, £290

Mark Fast

As the gloomy winter months fade into memory, it’s time to forget functional fashion, pack away your knitwear and welcome back lighter fabrics and brighter colours. Spring is our favourite time of year for fashion and this season, you’re likely to find yourself wrapped in gorgeous fabrics and adorned with colour, from vivid brights to sugary shades. As the latest trends hit the high street, we’ve asked the experts at Cabot Circus for the lowdown on what to wear this spring - some style inspiration before you hit the shops!


Lk Bennett Becca Rose, £175 HARVEY NICHOLS - MaxMara belted rain coat, £615

Cabot Circus will host its free Spring / Summer Fashion Shows under its iconic floating glass roof on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April, featuring all the latest looks from the new collections available from stores in the centre. And with outfits from high street to high end, they will include something for every budget and taste – whether you want to indulge your feminine side with pretty florals, grab attention with acid brights, or spice it up a bit with the latest Miami trends. Visitors can also indulge in free taster treatments at the ‘pamper lounge’, where experts from Cabot Circus’ beauty brands will be on-hand to treat shoppers and talk through the latest hair and beauty trends. As the weekend of free fashion shows begins, savvy shoppers will be able to enjoy offers at many of Cabot Circus’ stores and restaurants through an exclusive fashion show offers booklet. The shows are being presented by JP, one of London’s hottest stylists, who will give even the most fashion reluctant a nudge in the right direction to fulfil their style potential. For more information visit

TRÈS CHIC Exclusive

competition Bristol Fashion Week 21st – 25th March 2012

WIN £100 MALL GIFT CARD TO SPEND THIS SPRING/SUMMER Bristol Fashion Week is the perfect chance to lust over your new season fashion crush, but lust no more – that perfect outfit could be yours! We’re giving away a £100 Mall Gift Card for you to splash out on a fab new outfit, so what are you waiting for? To win a £100 gift card to spend in over 135 designer and high street stores at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway simply answer the following question: Everybody wants to sit where at Bristol Fashion Week? • FROW (Front Row) • On the back row • On the catwalk Send your answers, marked Bristol Fashion Week – to: Tres Chic Magazine, Alter Ego Media Group, 75 Hill Road, Clevedon, BS21 7PL or by email to by noon on Monday 9th April 2012. Don’t forget to include all of

your contact details. Entrants must be 18 years or over. The editor’s decision is final. I MARCH 2012 10

Not bought your Bristol Fashion Week ticket yet? Head to www. and book your ticket to watch the essential fashion edit of this season’s must have looks.



Master the trends this S/S with bold hues, look-at-me prints and


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Jack & Lazaro of Proenza Schouler call it ‘mid-century road-stop architecture’, with looks that command the wandering eye of an art-lover but, whilst moving on the form of a female. It’s abstract art, inspired by the Bahaus school and a kaleidoscope of colours.   From Gucci, to Marni & Hermes, simple functional lines take the fore, and if there’s one name on everybodies lips this season, it’s Mary Katrantzou for mish-mash prints inspired by all that is enviably eccentric and most of all flattering & fun. Get playful again this spring and get out your paint pots!

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Boohoo, £15


Monsoon, £100




Dunnes, £35

Next, £2 0

BHS, £40


Primark, £10


316 beauties bloomed wearing floral prints on the S/S catwalks, and with that in mind it’s time to weed your wardrobe! It’s not the obvious kind of bouquet though this season, with florals colliding and cascading down the thorough-fare it’s simply a question of how to wear them, without looking like you’ve rolled out of your Nan’s cupboard (no offence Nan!) . With everyone from Peter Pilotto, to Christopher Kane and Proenza Scholuler rocking floral prints, take a word from the wise: Don’t wear them if they’re not big and brash, and this season .. it’s ok to clash! I MARCH 2012 13

Soft metallics with a hardened edge, worked upon leather and denim. This look can easily be taken from day to night.

H&M gold jeans, £24.99

OASIS floral dress, £65

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WANT HER DRESS.COM freya floral dress £29

TOPSHOP mix print slip dress, £38


PRIMARK printed trousers, £14


MINT VELVET grey/silver tone shift dress, £225

Floral inspired pieces, pair yours with eccentric prints for ultimate clashing.

Christopher Kane


TOPSHOP metallic plastic mac, £45

MISS SELFRIDGE silver metal cuff £10.00 down to £7.50

WAREHOUSE drape dress, £45

TOPSHOP moto sorbet jeans, £40

KOOPLES manadrin shirt, £110

RIVER ISLAND turquoise pearl collar tank, £30

TOPSHOP . bright plastic mac, £56

BANK . chiffon blouse, £18

MINT VELVET print dress £79

WANT HER DRESS hallie pink high waisted shorts, £23

Pastel palettes worked with strong tailoring, work the look with next to no accessories

Strong prints adorning blazers, skirts and just about anything. Mix together for a bold impact.

H&M . dogtooth skirt, £29.99

WAREHOUSE patterned skirt, £30





tried and tested

The new season is upon us, which we’ll be lusting after a heap of gorgeous new lotions and potions, we bring you the best, tried and tested by team TC. Insider news straight from London Fashion Week, breaking trends from catwalks across the globe, hot beauty looks, backstage at our cover shoot and more


See all our top looks at London Fashion Week, and catch up on our TC trend watch as we report hard for the S/W chicer’s! If it’s not on www. it’s not worth knowing!


Did you know that you can get bite sized fashion news on your smartphone and on-line? bring you local and global content to keep your fashion savvy brimming over. With all the latest trends, to our best loved destinations you can top up whenever you like, and with fresh content everyday its a perfect way to not only read Tres Chic, but live it!

We are not just about international trends, Tres Chic support home-grown talent and looks that you can replicate at home. Soon renowned makeup artist Sally Bracey will show us all the latest beauty trends and how to create them at home using our new tutorials! We work with models, and we also like to make you feel like them!


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Style Guru Lisa Jayne lifts the lid on a wardrobe staple that’s been around longer than fashion itself


I love my jeans I wear them all year round but want to invest in a good pair or do I go for a new denim piece that will take me through to the autumn?

The denim look is back, washed out and distressed looking. This season there is so much to choose from, jeans, waistcoats, shorts, jumpsuits and denim skirts. The denim waistcoat is a great key piece for this season, layer over your favourite printed or plain T shirt and team with a short floral skirt. Great for weekend walks along the beach. Denim shorts look great with a silky vest and a sequined style jacket or cardigan, or wear a floral blouse and soft knit cardigan for the pretty girl look. Or go for shorts with a vest and military style jacket, combining casual with dressy. Another look that can take you from day to night teamed with a shoe boot or gladiator heels. I MARCH 2012 22

The denim jump suit is back, and worn with ankle sandals is a great outfit for the summer. Always look to show off your curves so draw in waist with a fabulous belt. I believe accessories finish any outfit. Watch the cut of your jeans, you need to wear a shape and style that suits your body shape. There is a huge choice on the market. Boot cut is best for most of us as it elongates your legs and can be worn with boots or heels. The skinny is great with heels if you are slim and have good legs. If you have a large bottom or wide hips go for minimal pocket detailing as these draw attention to your problem area. Watch out for the height of the rise, you don’t want to show your underwear and a low rise can cause a slight tummy bulge, so go for a mid rise. Sometimes going up a size on the waist helps. Distressed jeans teamed with a t-shirt or blouse in flesh colours with an embellished jacket, will be fabulous with metallic sandals for day or the new shoe boots for evening. You could be adventurous and roll up the hem of your jeans for a casual look.

I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I’m 50 and everyone knows I’m 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs. Michelle Pfeiffer

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Adding final touches to your outfit cannot be forgotten this summer, Marc Jacobs demands you add bright bold colours and suggest you do as he says! For those summer BBQ’s add some wooden treasures and for hitting the town, adorn yourself with gold and follow in Balmain’s footsteps.





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1 Topshop, £16.50 2 Dorothy Perkins, £15 3 Miss Selfridge, £4 4 Topshop, £4 5 Accessorize, £30 6 Accessories Direct, £42

1 George, £3.50 2 Wallis, £10 3 BHS, £15 4 BHS, £7.50 5 Wallis, £12.50 6 Dorothy Perkins, £12.50


ICANDY Boutique boast a gorgeous mix of vintage inspired jewellery, gifts, and accessories, that leave you feeling as though you have just walked on to a set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s! With clothes by Rise, Aftershock, and a wealth of new lovely lines, and having installed a new ‘boudoir’ fitting room, with personal touches that know no bounds, you’ll be forgiven for thinking that this was simply a humble Salon near St Nick’s Market.


Rise S/S colletion availble at ICandy

ICANDY & not a Man in sight! ICANDY Boutique & Beauty Salon are able to give you a ‘pick me-up treat’ this Spring, be it for your body or your ‘body-candy’!

A trusted Guinot appointed salon specialising the Hydradermie facials, Beauty Neauve, Liftazome, and Aromatic. Or, maybe it’s a body treatment that your truly aching for? Why not try a new 4 handed luxury massage! Choose from Hot Stone, Swedish or Aromatherapy to get you feeling spruced & ready for Spring. If your nails are in need of a little TLC, there isn’t much they can’t help you with, from the celebrity preferred Bio Sculpture Gel Nails, to the hard-wearing look on everyone’s holiday list.. Shellac. (If you happen to have been resting under a sea-shell, this is the super clever ‘nail-varnish’ treatment that gives you long lasting colour, for up to as much as 2-3 weeks non-chip wear!). Try Minx for fabulous foil finger & toenails, or keep it classic with a luxury manicure & pedicure. If the skin on your feet need a little more attention that a pumice, why not try the immensely popular Garra Ruffa Fish Spa treatment, which let these little fish do the work for you. Great packages for Hen to Prom & Bridal Parties, using purely the best in Glo-Mineral makeup and any range of bespoke treatments.

Salon News - New this S/S! Why not try the new ICANDY Loyalty Card for a free massage or facial after 10 visits! A newly developed training school where you can learn how to deliver professional treatments for nails, face and body! Take a look at the new online shop full of lovely fashion & gift ideas: ICANDY - 5 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AZ T. 0117 926 4600 Facebook: icandynailsandbeautyandicandygifts I MARCH 2012 25


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TRÈS CHIC Exclusive show. I was lucky as no one really watched it.. Just my Mum!  From 930-11am I had a good year of learning.  I’ve now been with the Lorraine show for 10 years now, and even the high-brow fashion crowd respect what we do.  But, then it’s a lot of work.  We live it, far and away from just the work that you see on TV. JB: How would you describe Lorraine?  I know you consider each other to be friends? MH: Well Lorraine appreciates people who work hard, and I guess that’s how I came to enamor myself.  You couldn’t hand my job to anyone else and with that comes a great deal of lessons. Lorraine has taught me a lot over the years, and especially not to go to the opening of a crisp packet! That has been vital!  Also, that we are lucky to be in our position.  She is also a great, great laugh to work with. JB: What are her fashion loves? MH: She is obsessed with shoes!  I often pick up great shoes for her from New Look.  She absolutely adores Betty Johnson (the designer who cartwheels down the runway of NY FW!) or anything in orange... In homage to Dundee United! JB: Tres Chic are excited to be covering the eagerly anticipated Bristol Fashion Week this year.  What is it to you Mark, that makes it quite so special? MH: Everything that goes into it would shell shock anyone!  Literally as one season ends there’s about a one week break, and then they start again. London Fashion Week is all very straight laced with the obvious fashionista’s, but at BFW it really is incredible to see so much theatre, brilliant models, dancing. It’s an impressive production in its scale and is a different class.  People get so much inspiration and ideas from our shows there, and taking a note book is pretty important!  Although, you can always get a question back stage if you need to. JB: Tell us about the amazing make-over competition.  What happens to the lucky lady? MH: Well, it’s all about styling a real woman, making her feel special.  We come down a week before and take her around the shops.  It really is my favorite part of styling!  It’s simply amazing seeing their confidence grow, and then watching them strut down the catwalk! It’s thrilling styling for the Oscars but, nothing gets your adrenalin pumping like a real-woman style! JB: If you could style one celebrity, who would it be and why? MH: Wow! Umm, it’s got to be Penelope Cruz, she is just breathtaking, oh, and Thandie




Mark Heyes gives us the low-down on Bristol Fashion Week, a ‘must-see’ in the South West this Spring/Summer! JB: You are watched by millions on ITV and have Celebrity clients such as Lorraine Kelly, Cat Deeley and Lady Gaga, how did you get from humble style status to such an enviable position? MH: I worked really hard! From the age of 17 I knew I loved art and design. I began studying at the grad school of art in Scotland, and mid way through I was lucky enough to change direction from my original course to study fashion illustration. From then on I managed to work closely with the local papers; The Herald & The Daily Record, because you know, when you would say to people that you were a Stylist back then, they immediately thought hair stylist!  There weren’t many of us around, I could count maybe four in the whole of Scotland! From my time with the papers I then went on to do a small pilot show for Channel 4, called ‘Shes Got To Have It.’. It was a wild new world, compared to what I was used to in Scotland, dealing with PR & Marketing agencies, all with different ways and expectations. From the pilot show it was then that I was asked to do the Lorraine Kelly I MARCH 2012 27

GMTV’s Mark Heyes and Michelle Mone

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Sarah Jessica Parker even said at one point that I was her style icon! That didn’t harm my career! 

Newton. Both such beautiful flawless women.   Apart from when Penelope Cruz wore Armani Prive to the Bafta’s, you would think Penelope Cruz and Armani would be a great combination, but, all I kept thinking was ‘you look like a theatre chair!’ Take a look at the pictures, and you’ll see what I mean!  I did meet Penelope Cruz once at a party at a famous house in Hollywood, we got in through a side door and by going through the kitchen as waiters, but that’s another story..! (Find out more at JB: Tell us some gossip, what’s it like working with Lady Gaga? MH: Mental! She’s as mad as a box of frogs! It was when she first came to London, and no one had any idea she was going to be such a mega-star!  I chose the looks from all the designers, and pushed the big pants look, and she picked what she liked.  All her LA posse were interesting, they kept asking if we accepted dollars or euros in London? It was difficult to explain to them that we accept pounds, I don’t think they understand much outside their LA bubble! JB: Who to you are true style icons of today? MH: Definitely Kate Blanchett, she is always flawless on the red carpet and pushes it to another level.  Whether in Balenciaga, Givenchy or Couture, she always rocks it. Of course Sarah Jessica Parker, I know that’s an obvious one, but I interviewed her once and she was so genuine, so nice.  She’s not afraid of fashion, and wears it with integrity, although I wasn’t a big fan of the turquoise tights, but we’ll let that go!   In the interview I complimented this beautiful ring she had on, it was a raw stone, covered in diamonds. She turned to me and said “I want you to wear it for the whole interview!” she, even said at one point that I was her style icon!  That didn’t harm my career!  JB:  What are your stand out trends for SS12? MH: Scarf prints as seen by D&G and Etro.   It’s the last season of D&G you know, and will then be known as Dolce and Gabbana from now on in, so, it’s quite a milestone year.   Of course you cannot do any copyright on scarf print either, it’s been in circulation longer than D&G so, it’s a really easy look to replicate on the high street. There’s also a wave of cobalt blue, which is going to be massive, much like the colour you would expect on a Moroccan wall. Also, tribal prints, and the statement trouser.  Great to wear with simple nudes, and heels. The 1950’s look is coming through heavily, with Prada working this trend a lot.  Rockabilly and prom looks are going to be massive, and officially without a shadow of a doubt pastels are going to be massive, with some washed out neons too. If you want to be really savvy, there is also a lot of play on looks from the essence of sea.  Think sea creatures, shells, star fish, mermaids and coral. There’s a new take on nautical looks. JB What are your top tips on getting the most out of the Bristol Fashion Week experience? MH: I love that people really go for it with their look and styling, they make a day of it and dress up to the nines. I would say start the day with a coffee at Carluccios, and browse some of the looks before the show.  Each item in the show has a swing ticket and they sell out fast, so be sure to take a pad, and refer to your scene list, which is on your seat.  As you arrive there is a gorgeous cupcake and glass of fizz from Marks & Spencer’s and really all that is left to do is sit back and relax and enjoy it, of course if you get platinum seats you get to enjoy the hand picked male models, up close and personal too!  For more backstage gossip and Mark’s news from London Fashion Week, head to I FEBRUARY 2011 28


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Sunday 25th March to Sunday 1st April 2012 • Stunning spring/summer ‘12 catwalks • Guest designer, Amanda Wakeley • Inspirational workshops • Manolo Blahnik, shoe designer • Stephen Jones, master milliner • Fashionable films • Celebrity speakers • Vintage Sunday • In store promotions and events Get your tickets now




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AMANDA WAKELEY Understated, alluring and at Bath In Fashion

Amanda Wakeley has been nominated as Guest Designer for Bath in Fashion 2012. She plans to bring her London Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’12 show to Bath for a stunning catwalk show in the art deco Ballroom at the Forum on Thursday 29th March 2012, sponsored by CircleBath. Amanda Wakeley will be on hand for a Q&A session after the show. Amanda intuitively started designing based on a personal passion to create utterly beautiful clothes that women love to wear; women who have included Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johannson, Demi Moore, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, and recently the HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. The winner of numerous awards, including three British Fashion Awards for Glamour, Amanda was honoured with an OBE three years ago for her outstanding contribution to the British fashion industry. The Amanda Wakeley Woman’s daytime style is luxe sportif, while evening is contemporary glamour. Modern, simple, comfortable clothing made only in the best fabrics, the look is calculatedly understated but alluring... making the woman the best she can be. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection takes its inspiration from the New York socialite Nancy, Lady Keith... better known as Slim. Her look is strong and independent... a combination of sexy, outdoorsy, chic and athletic; a long, lean and tawny “California girl”… healthy, shining and golden. She had a I MARCH 2012 52

talent for individuality: unique without pretense, and everything about her seemed accessible and attainable. The clean, contemporary silhouettes have an emphasis on relaxed, tailored dressing. Vertical, continuous drapes that move in the summer breeze create fluidity, which is contrasted with tough bridle leather accessories, while graphic prints are inspired by summer shadows. “I first went to Bath when I was about 12 years old and I absolutely fell in love with it. I love the grandeur and the balance and the symmetry of a lot of the architecture in Bath,” said Amanda. “We’re doing a catwalk show at the Art Deco Ballroom in Bath, which is wonderful for this collection as there is so much deco inspired embellishment. We’re really re-running the September Spring/Summer 12 catwalk show, so we’ve all the styling of a London Fashion Week show replicated for Bath.” Bath in Fashion celebrates style from top to toe with an action-packed line-up that includes two of British fashion’s most famous names, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and milliner, Stephen Jones. Don’t miss stunning catwalk shows, including guest designer Amanda Wakeley; workshops by textile artist Karen Nicol and Julian Roberts; Vintage Sunday, featuring Pearl Lowe; talks by design and fashion legends Matteo Alessi and Roger Saul and Rosemary Harden, Manager of the Fashion Museum; and films like Beyond Biba introduced by Barbara Hulanicki, the style icon behind the Biba label. For further information please visit

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Shopping for jeans is usually the most stressful, time consuming and disheartening experience. Jeans are not only the most useful, trans-seasonal and sexiest item in your wardrobe, they’re also known as one of the most unforgiving, which is why it’s so important to get it right. Mimi Noor specialise in jeans, so they are highly consultative and work with each customer to work out not only what styles suit your shape, but also what works best for your lifestyle.


This is the most common shape. Pear shapes actually suit most styles of jeans, depending on footwear. For a casual daytime look with flats try a pencil leg (skinny leg that skims over the ankle bone and doesn’t cling to it). This style from Goldsign (Goldsign Misfit £240) looks fantastic on most women and works perfectly with flats, and great in the summer rolled up with a pair of sandals - a true all-rounder! These also look great in the evening with a heel. I MARCH 2012 54

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If you are proportionate but struggle with length and find that the washes on denim start and end at the wrong points on your leg (because they’re supposed to be on the thigh) - opt for an ankle grazer in a block or consistent colour. This style by James Jeans (James Jeans twiggy £175) is perfect for a petite girl and the patented back pocket darts on the pocket act as a Wonderbra for the bum! This style will also look great if you’ve got an athletic build as the pockets will give you a great curve. If this particular style is too short for you, try the 912 from J Brand which will give you the added inches.

Apple shapes often struggle with jeans the most. The best style is a straight leg generally in a higher waist. This style from J Brand (J Brand 814 high rise) flattens the stomach and the slim leg will narrow the legs. Many people make the mistake of thinking that if they wear something loose on the leg it will work best, but it does the opposite - it adds weight. Try a cigarette leg (narrow straight leg) over a skinny and in the evening add heels to lengthen those legs. Alternatively, try a high rise baby-boot in the evening. James Jeans do great options in this shape if you like a change from a straight leg.

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Boyfriend jeans are to be worn either hung low on the hips with a great leather belt and rolled at the cuffs for a relaxed fit with gladiator heels or flats, paired with loose shirts, tees and fitted blazers for a super stylish and relaxed look. As a specialist in designer & premium jeans we not only tailor our looks to suit your shape, but, your mood too. The boyfriend jean is a great example of lowkey dressing, whilst still showing great attention to the brilliance of this timeless, wardrobe staple. I MARCH 2012 55



I’m not a real ‘designer’ fan, however I love the obvious ones such as Mulberry, Topshop (Ashish is my favourite!) and Burberry! I have some vintage Burberry trousers I can’t wait to rock soon! Four key pieces you will be rocking this summer, and how to wear them? Bustiers: teamed with vintage shorts and pretty skirts Pastels: I never really wear pastels but I’m slowly falling in love! Brights: I’ve been too scared to try bright colours but I can’t wait to channel these in S/S12! Sky high heels: I love shoes at the moment, and have been buying them in large quantities! What has been your biggest Hype on Lookbook, and why do you think it was such a hit? My biggest hype was my ‘Jar of hearts’ look and I think it was because everything was vintage and bustiers are such big hit with fashion bloggers as they are ridiculously difficult to pull off! The satchel bag was also only 50p from a car boot - unreal! Are there any style icons which inspire you? I have all the usual suspects as style icons, people like the Olsens and Alexa Chung, but nothing gives me more inspiration than other bloggers. is genuinely where I find people that inspire me the most and really ‘get’ what fashion is all about.

Meet Kavita Donkersley, a 19 year old self taught fashionista with high aspirations to own a boutique with her unique eye for all things vintage. She is effortlessly stylish, and likes to dabble in a bit of garment DIY. If anyone knows how to turn heads and keep an audience scrolling for more it’s Kavita and her enviable wardrobe. Tell us about how Fashion came into your life and how this led to the creation of My mum used to own a vintage shop, and we’d go to car boots every Sunday as a child. I became interested in fashion at 16 when I started my blog - and it all started from there! Instead of scouring the car boots for things like crappy old teddies and little soap sets for £1, I started looking for the vintage stalls, and how I could cut up some old trousers into lovely little vintage shorts and all for 50p! What is your favourite high street brand/shop, and why? I mainly love vintage and second hand, but when I do shop on the high street, Zara and H&M are my favourites. There basic pieces team with EVERYTHING and they fit perfectly! I am also a fan of Topshop. Who are your three top designers on your SS/12 hit list? I MARCH 2012 56 is genuinely where I find people that inspire me the most


Mary Katrantzou for Topshop.

Greek born designer Mary Katrantzou known for her eccentric designs and beautifully structured dresses has now produced a 15 piece collection for high street store Topshop. Staple pieces of Mary’s style including peplum skirts, sheer blouses and bold prints. A guaranteed sell out!

Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s.

Italian designer Alberta Ferretti has now launched a collection with American department store Macy’s. Only in selected stores, a highly anticipated 30 piece collection is expected to arrive early April including signature styles on Feretti’s knitwear, dresses and blouses.


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Richard Nicoll designs phone charging handbag.

UK born Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has now pushed the boundaries of Fashion ever further by creating a handbag which charges your mobile phone! Gone are the days of looking at one miserable bar of battery, with Vodafone sponsoring the bag, it’s sure to put an ease on our day to day lives. It will be available later in the year and is produced in white leather.

Alexa Chung appointed BFC Young Style Ambassador. Former fashionista Alexa Chung now has a new title to add to her CV, now working as part of the British Fashion Council as an official mascot of recognising emerging British talent. “We’re delighted to announce this role for Alexa,” comments Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council . “She is hugely influential in both the fashion industry and to the wider public.” A role well deserved to a woman who reflects British style today. I MARCH 2012 57


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Eye Power shone throughout the Milan AW catwalks, with D&G, Emilio Pucci and Fendi all showing how enthuses on the eye can be as striking as the outfit itself. If WOW is your aim, then aim high with the ‘baby doll’ lashes. You can create this look by applying a few layers of black mascara to your lashes (we love Blackout by Dior £22) and before they set, squeeze together small sections using your fingertips. Want it more spidery? Apply layer after layer of mascara (no limits here) and apply the same action, the more lumps and bumps the better. For an evening look, adding an eye shadow in light blue or turquoise colour give’s this look it’s full pelt. Try MAC’s Street Art Eye Shadow £34.50. 66 I DECEMBER 2011

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If we were allowed a statue in the office of the best British Fashion Icon, it would be of Alexa Chung. After recently returning to her roots of Modelling, the always preppy Alexa is forever in the public eye. Simone I find the most wonderful thing about Alexa is her effortless chic and this shows in her make-up too. Her make-up style never changes, a little of everything in the most natural of colours is key. A combed brow, minimal eyeliner and a rosy pink lipstick. She has this pinned down, so why change? Tip. The perfect brow is the structure to any persons face, to keep it natural and in place add a clear wax pencil. Try New Cid London Cosmetics i-fix eyebrow pencil £13.50 James Pure style with her choppy bob which is brought to life with a dip dye colour through the mid lengths and ends, fantastic! (tip) It’s all about being styled to look un-styled so try Label.M Miracle Fibre for long lasting texture and separation.


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With Rihanna’s Loud Tour adding over 20 dates to their original schedule, Rihanna really is Queen of the stage for 2011. From her locks to her toes Rihanna rocks the boldest statements in Fashion.

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Simone With her makeup Rihanna loves to focus attention to her sumptuous lips. Whether it is red, pink, matt or gloss her lips are her ultimate accessory. Her foundation is always to a Matt finish and Rihanna likes to use natural tones of peaches, pinks and browns around her eyes with lashings of black mascara. Tip. To achieve Rihanna’s ultra glossy lips add a strong pencil line blended half way into the lips and max out with gloss in a shade lighter. Try M.A.C’s Lip Pencil in Synch and Tinted Lip Glass in Pink Lemonade.

With warmer temps just around the corner and a brilliant wave of colour about to wash over our wardrobes, it’s time to freshen up your palette, with tempting new looks to help you step in to Spring with a little bit of sass, and whilst remembering your mittens!

James Rihanna´s volume and bright red colour choice is really what turns heads! (tip) Pump up the volume with a combo of Label.M Thickening Cream and Volume Foam.

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Be gone the days of over processed skin and indulgently bronzed cheeks and enter the new age of porcelain skin and delicately bronzed ‘eyes’. Pictured on the SS12 catwalks of Sass & Bide and Mark Fast, this ‘eye’catching look of metallic based colours are all that’s needed. Just enough colouring of gold or bronze to cover the outer edge of the eyelids to the brow is enough to give you that sparkle in the moon-lit skies (or down-lit gastro pub). , £29.50

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Rituals Cheek & Eye Glow, Pink,

The pastel palette has transfixed us since Gucci’s early introduction to their Cruise collection 2012. For SS12, Kinder Aggugini, Etro, Clement Ribeiro & Preen by Thornton Bregazzi are to name but a few that have taken these delightful hues into our make-up too. Essence of lemons, oranges, mint and lilac are all forming on the surface of our skin. Keep the boldest of colours around the eyelid and opt for tones of lemon and peach to contour your cheeks, and there you have the perfect spring palette.

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Yves Saint Laurent Le Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre, £23.50

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio, £34.50


Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow Duo, £22


Dior Rosy Glow £29.50

Taking the lead from the SS12 shows by Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff, Mary Katrantzou and Vivienne Westwood Red Label. It is bold yet beautiful. These playful designers are the guiding light for the extrovert fashionista with a thirst for breaking boundaries. It could be a random stripe, yet perfectly placed, an unsymmetrical twist or splashes of bold, mis-matched colour. It’s all about the personality within. Try it, get creative and see who you become.


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Nuffield Health

TLC with an MOT! Jodie Brown gets a full health MOT at Nuffield Health Bristol but are the results what she imagined?

Finding out your health score:

When I attended my appointment for my MOT I felt it was natural to be a little apprehensive. At age 30 I was a little daunted, and I can imagine it be more so to someone in their ‘Autumn prime’. I’m blessed to have a fast metabolism (like my Mum), but even at 30 I’m concerned about ensuring I stay fit. For someone who doesn’t go to the gym, just walks and cycles, and someone who enjoys the finer things in life, I imagined there would be some room for improvement.  On meeting my Wellbeing Advisor I realised I was in good hands and she was not there to judge me, simply provide a thorough insight into my health. I MARCH 2012 64

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My results:

Gyms these days aren’t just about the treadmill, and with Nuffield Health in Clifton, Bristol there is a 360 degree approach to your fitness, and to your wellbeing

What is measured in the health MOT? Body mass index (BMI) Resting heart rate Cholesterol Aerobic fitness Blood pressure Sugar levels During your health MOT you will also have the opportunity to discuss your hydration, alcohol intake, sleep quality and any existing injuries, with their expert wellbeing advisor.

46/100 A lady who likes fine restaurants and a nice glass of Chardonnay, with no need to watch my weight, my diet choices are normally high fat; red meats, great cheeses and creamy sauces. I’m not a fan of scrimping on quality, but, whilst that might work for handbags, the full fat options on food only lead to one thing.. high cholesterol.  Now interestingly on the surface I do not look unfit, or like I need to be more conscious of such things, without the health check, I would simply never have known my cholesterol was high, a dangerous thought.  Just because you are a ‘skinny-mini,’ doesn’t mean that you won’t have health concerns to watch out for. What did I learn: A couple of basic things, like did you know that hydration is good for blood pressure? Or that drinking more water actually increases your metabolism? Did you know that eating porridge actually brings cholesterol out of the system or that smoking also effects cholesterol.  This may be second nature to some health-savvy chaps, but, to me this was news, and news I will take away with me to implement changes.   The next step now is my free personal training session that will look at the areas I wish to improve on to make me a fitter, cholesterol free and more fabulous me. And with a guarantee that if your score hasn’t improved after 3 months, you get three months free!  I’ll keep you posted dear readers, but, don’t wait for my results, it’s 3 months until high summer, time to think about your own.  

You can expect to be in your appointment for up to an hour and go through a series of non-invasive tests that determine your ‘health score’. Starting with height and weight and moving through to reading your glucose levels and cholesterol (two things that are not offered as standard by your GP). Nuffield Health use a range of technology that looks at your body mass index, your aerobic fitness levels, and your hip to waist ratio, delivered in a way that allows you to feel supported and empowered, in the knowledge that Nuffield Health have the solutions to help you improve. It’s not a medical with a prescription at the end or a worrying outcome, the prescription they provide is information and practical steps. Following your free health MOT, you will be given a health score between 1 and 100.  This is used to track your progress against a bespoke set of fitness and lifestyle goals, and if you would like another health MOT in three months or further down the line, Nuffield Health will happily oblige. Better still, if you maintain or improve your health score after your 2nd health MOT, you’ll be eligible for their get healthy, get fit, get rewarded programme offering rewards worth at least £100, including, among other things, class passes, a personal training session and a free month.

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This look is going to give you serious come to bed eyes!! I’ve chosen a beautiful sexy orange and black combination but it can be done with any colour of your choice. The black eyeliner frames the eye for a fantastic cat eye look. Keep lips neutral or a slight coral or sheen would look great while still keeping the focus on your eyes.

Clinique Super Balanced Foundation, Clinique at House of Fraser, £21.50. MAC Pigment Eyeshadow, MAC at House of Fraser, £15.50. Rituals Perfectionist Eyeliner, Rituals Cosmetics at John Lewis, £9.90 INIKA Peaches & Pink Set, INIKA at John Lewis, £35. obbi Brown Lipgloss in Petal, Bobbi Brown at House of Fraser, £17

Taste of g n i r Sp New season colour-blocking, fresh, flamboyant and inspired by a Spring garden.

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Lips are the focus of this look! If you are going for a statement colour on your lips you can be minimal on the eyes. I have done a simple black flick, but you could go for just mascara or even nothing but a dab of Vaseline! (creates a dewy eyelid) Keep the skin clear with a good concealer and foundation and contour your cheek bones with a bronzer to really give a flawless finish. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown at House of Fraser, £16.50. Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, Max Factor at Boots, £10.99. L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation, L’Oreal at Boots, £10.99. NARS Lipstick in Casablanca, NARS at John Lewis, £17.50 Bobbi Brown Blush in INectar, £16.20 MARCH 2012 68

Barbie doll springs to mind with this fun combination of colour! I have chosen a vibrant blue covering the whole eyelid and playful red lips to show that spring is nearly here and we are seriously ready for some colour!!

Clinique Super Balanced Foundation, Clinique at House of Fraser, £21.50. Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel Soft Glow, Chanel at Boots, £46.00. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown at House of Fraser, £16.50 MAC Eye Shadow in Electric Eel, MAC at House of Fraser, £11.50. Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, Max Factor at Boots, £10.99 NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick, NARS at John Lewis, £17.50. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, NARS at John Lewis, £19.00 I MARCH 2012 69

Deep powerful statement lips are enchanting and say you mean business. Whether you are teaming with a subtle amount of mascara and kohl or keeping eyes utterly nude, the look has a lot to say for itself. Deep plums work beautifully with most eye / skin tones but especially with hazel/brown eyes and med/dark skin-tones. The key is flawless skin and next to nothing on the cheekbones. Light contouring is fine, but please go lightly and remember to keep the eyes as bare as you dare. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye-shadow (used as liner) in Taupe, Diorskin Foundation Nude 01, MAC Burgundy Lipliner & Diva Lipstick. (Eyes) Fluidline in Black, £14.00 Opulash in Black £14.00 and Joy & Laughter Eyeshadow £16.50 (Lips) Chenman love & water pigment by I MARCH 2012 70 MAC available at Debenhams Bristol. I MARCH 2012 71

Fashion illustration by David Downton

outs for some time now, and for the time-starved, results-focused Women of the South West it has proved immensely popular. Famed by Kylie and Madonna and with such body parts as your goal inspiration, it’s understandable that it’s become a workout to lust after (I never thought those words would leave my lips!).

The benefits:

Tone your body without vigorous exercise . Work your core muscles . Improve your flexibility . Reduce cellulite . Increase your strength . Improve your posture . Help to maintain bone density . Promote recovery following an injury

Chic About Town

What’s All The Buzz About?

Condense one hour’s exercise into ten minutes? Famed by A-Listers and proven to increase muscle tone and conditioning, Power Plates are all the rage in celebrity circles and to those in the know. You would however be forgiven for disbelieving such ‘fangled technology’. This Month dear Tres Chic readers, ‘Chic About Town’ provide some lid-lifting and myth-busting with some of the most exciting services the South West has to offer. With the sensibility of London and rolling country side, it really is a no-brainer as to why we live here. ‘Chic About Town’ is dedicated to helping you get the most out of life enriching venues, treatments and products, and this month we say hello to Power Plate technology with a ‘secret’ new location to experience it with. Body Management, the premier gym in Clevedon has offered Power Plate I MARCH 2012 72

According to a recent piece in Tatler, a former Royal Ballet soloist informs readers that ‘the secret to a youthful physique is a pair of lean legs, and exercise on the Power Plate - vibration plate will help you get there. Holding ballet poses while being exposed to the vibrations helps accelerate results, toning thighs and shaping lean legs.’ Wow! Well that certainly makes me want to dust off my pink tights (not necessary on a Power Plate!). Bring on the slender legs, and start to make an impact on the wobbly bits (of which there are many since I turned 30!).

Where did the Power Plate technology originate?

Vibration Training was originally a concept developed for space travel. Since there is no gravity in space scientists had to develop a way in which astronauts muscular and skeletal systems could be challenged or worked in order to ensure no loss of muscular strength, power, and flexibility.

What to expect?

The vibrations generated in the machine create an overall increase in blood flow and circulation. More than just an exercise machine Power Plate offers the capacity for whole body massage to enhance relaxation by passively stimulating blood circulation. Healthier bones, stronger core-strength and overall fitness. Results achieved in around 6 minutes.... need we go on? Notes to the health-savvy: Tres Chic would like to announce the opening of a NEW Power Plate gym in Portishead Marina, just 10 minutes from Bristol with fantastic links to the M5. TOP SECRET LOCATION Focusing on drop in sessions of advanced training in blocks of 10, it really is time to work smarter, not harder and join the Power Plate generation. For more information on our secret Power Plate gym & classes contact jodie@ to register your interest. You will receive an email with location details once released.. Opening Summer 2012.

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TC’s resident beauty expert and enthusiast Simone talks us through the best moisturising face creams to give you a delightful boost of radiance. Our face is our most valuable asset. It’s the first thing a person looks at and is a reflection of how we feel inside and out. It is vital we care for it and an active moisturising cream is as essential as gloves on a winter’s day. Seek something that does the right thing for your personal needs whether it is for radiance, anti-aging, firming, soothing or all of the above. There are a variety of textures available such as oil based, gel creams and moisturising lotions. We recommended you change your moisturiser at least every 6 months as our skin is all too clever and easily becomes accustomed to any one product. Looking your best on the outside will have an immediate effect on the inside. With spring just around the corner, what better time to treat your skin to a more radiant you.


Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Gel Cream


Crème de la Mer has created only one moisturising cream. The ‘Miracle Broth’ is nutrient rich and created through a 3-4 month bio-fermentation process leaving you hydrated, replenished and glowing. The same ingredients are put into 4 moisturising textures; Moisturising cream, Moisturising lotion, Gel cream and Oil absorbing lotion. All are super absorbent leaving your skin with a notably matt finish. The price may be high but the tiniest amount will cover the surface of your skin without compromise. 30ml RRP £95 Available at Harvey Nichols, Cabot Circus, Bristol

Decleor Experience de L’age

Targeting wrinkle correction, firmness and radiance, this comforting cream is designed for mature skin. It energises and boosts the natural functions of the skin with its unique formulation that unites “patch-effect” anti-wrinkle and firming technology with a “peeling-effect” radiance-enhancing action. Available in a light and rich cream, it absorbs easily into the skin leaving an immediate radiance and strong aroma of essential oils. Want to enhance the effect? Team with Aromessence Iris. RRP £67.50 Available at John Lewis, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.


Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Cream

Firmness and elasticity are dramatically increased. This lightly textured cream spreads evenly and absorbs quickly into the skin leaving behind a soft glow. With its key ingredient marine algae Padina Pavonica, working in combination with seaweeds and vegetable based molecules, it mimics the skin’s own functions, transforming your complexion within 15 days. Clinical tests prove the reduction of the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78% and increase hydration and moisture levels by up to 45%. RRP £76.60 Find your nearest spa/counter at I MARCH 2012 73



“I love this look, I would happily wear it to an event or to work.”

3 steps to create this look. when curling your hair.. Step 1

Always use a protector whether it be serum , or heat protecting spray before applying ANY heated hair tools.

Blake Lively

Sienna Miller

Step 2

Never leave the heated tool on your hair for too long, if the curl is too tight, frizzy or even a little flyaway rub serum in your hands like moisturiser and run through the mid legnths and ends of your hair. Wrapping the hair around your finger, this will lock the frizziness into place and have a bit more control.

Step 3

If you have any peices of hair that you want tucked away use a thin pin grip to slide it out of place, or even tuck one side behind the ear to give your curls a bit of an edge.

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French Plait Cheryl Cole

Drew Barrymore

The humble plait is back and looks set to be the musthave look for longer hair this spring. Forget the lanky Pippi Longstocking-style braids of old, the latest looks are modern, sexy and ultra feminine. And you don’t need to be primary school age to wear them well either

3 steps to create this look. Step 1

Take sections of your hair and pin back, you can leave some hair down to give the tossled summer look.

Step 2

Always make sure the clips are tight into place, and that you are using a leave-in spray to help the hair looking glossy and

Nicole Richie

Mary Kate Olsen

shiny whilst up.

Step 3

To acheive more shine with this look you can have a intense chemistry treatment or a vegetable colour by Redken, helping your hair look and feel good whilst up. I MARCH 2012 75



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Before Toni&Guy

GET THE LOOK Client makeover by stylists at Toni&Guy Bath

Stylists from the two TONI&GUY salon’s in Bath led by Catherine Hodges and Sarah Gibbs create the ultimate style fix, for one of our lucky readers. The stylists at the Bath salon’s undergo the best training in the industry, so it’s no wonder they also style the hair at LONDON FASHION WEEK. Senior stylist and staff educator John Sizmore and senior colour technician / group educator style Kate Ellis, with a great new colour, cut and finish.

Toni&Guy Bath: 2 New Bond Street Buildings, Bath, BA1 1BL 01225 484284 Toni&Guy Bath: 31 Southgate Street, Bath, BA1 1TP 01225 329555 Celebrities that have also rocked the red hair look

Starting with the colour – Chelsea cleansed the hair to remove the brown, pre-coloured, and then used a vibrant red shade with high shine. For the cut, John used a visual layering technique to build weight, and styled by curling the hair with tongs, and then brushed out to create this seasons full, shiny curls. John used Label M curl spray, and extra-strong mouse to style, and hairspray to finish. I MARCH 2012 77

The Anti Ageing Treasure Trio is the perfect gift for Mothers Day, or why not indulge yourself? The collection combines three award-winning products from the anti ageing range: Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal, Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum & Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Available exclusively from 1st March until 28th March 2012 RRP £58 (worth over £115)


With the scent of springtime in the air and Mothers Day but a skip away, we at TC give the insight into what’s new in the world of beauty. Throw away the idea of flowers and chocolates and show you care by giving her (or yourself) an air of radiance for Mothers Day.


Just in time for spring, Clinique has bottled the pure essence and renewed energy that springtime brings with its Limited Edition Happy in Bloom. This fresh, floral scent brings to mind a frosted spring morning with an aura of dew-laden flowers. A new bright and floral pattern decorates the simple glass spray bottle, and perfectly compliments the fresh colour trends of spring. Available at Clinique counters nationwide 30ml RRP £25.00


Seeking a flush of enlightenment? Swirl on Hervana... The good karma face powder. Forever quirky, Benefit have created four springtime shades of lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose, and berry delight – they blend together perfectly for an orchid blossom blush. What goes around.... comes around! To achieve Hervana, swirl these blissful shades together and sweep on your cheekbones for an enlightened flush. Available at Benefit counters nationwide RRP £23.50


Created especially for the most natural of women and to kept abreast of the up coming SS12 nude beauty trend... MAC have created a new collection of nothing-to-hide hues for a look that’s understatedly sexy and gloriously “undone” - Soft shades, rich patinas and sheer loveliness. Just what you need to keep your look dreamily down to earth and as fresh as a spring daisy. These are set to cause a ‘love’ storm. Find your nearest counter at I MARCH 2012 78

TRÈS CHIC Art Tim Walker, Lily Cole & Giant Camera, Italian Vogue, 2005 © Tim Walker / Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Bristol Fashion Week at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

100 Years of Fashion Photography

Exhibition- 9th March till the 29th April 2012- Royal West of England Academy, Bristols first art Gallery. Irving Penn first saw his given role at Vogue as ‘selling dreams, not clothes’. Selling Dreams, the first touring exhibition from the V&A’s Collection which explores the work of many a great fashion photographer such as Irving Penn, Tim Walker, David Bailey and Helmut Newton. From the earliest twentieth century works to the present day highlighting just how these photographers became the most influential names in fashion. Another highly respected photographer of the present day, Tim Walker will be having space to highlight his impressive array of photographs featuring muses in the fashion world such as Lily Cole and Kate Moss. Having such an playful imagination with each shoot, everything is possible through Walkers’ lens, each with their own personal taste and desires cleverly portrayed through the lens’ of pure genius’. Original magazine spreads from publications-Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar will be presented around the exhibition reflecting key themes in fashion photography. An exciting prospect for Bristol, an eclectic city which hosts a wide variety of exhibitions and events, Selling Dreams in particular being one in which will intrigue a large majority of the public. Whether you

have a particular interest in fashion or just the notion it creates, the exhibition is sure to please any creative eye. The collection itself will boast over half a million works making it one of the most visually exciting exhibitions that Bristol will have this coming month. Collaborations with art directors and editors such as Alexander Liberman at Conde Nast and Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar are also seen within the images, getting an idea visually of what they produced, shaping style and the medium of fashion itself. Insightful, thought-provoking and creatively inspiring, Selling Dreams is a must visit for anyone with a strong passion for photography, fashion or the creative industry as a whole. For more information & to book visit: http://www. The Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX - 01179 735129

Selling Dreams

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Work-in-Glass Exhibition Work-in-Glass is a group of artists coming together to inspire, create and exhibit beautiful glass art. The group met at Bristol School of Art in 2008 where they were all training under the tutorage of renowned glass artist Milly Francis. Having completed two years there, Bristol School of Art discontinued the course and the ten artists then faced an uncertain future. The group then decided to move en masse to Creative Glass Guild in Bristol, and continued their training there with Ms Francis still at the helm. Around this time the group approached Clevedon Pier with regard to its beautiful exhibition space in the Tollhouse, and the forthcoming exhibition began to take shape. All ten artists have created brand new pieces for this event, with the inspiration behind it coming from the estuaries of the British Isles. One of the artists Lee Dodds has said “ We are delighted to be exhibiting in such a unique space, we are very excited about this event and we hope that as many people as possible will come and see our work.” The exhibition will be held during the whole of April 2012 at the Tollhouse, Clevedon Pier and is free to all. Full details can be found at For enquiries regarding the exhibition and its artists please contact Lee Dodds - 07969 845737 – email mrsleedodds@ I MARCH 2012 80

Shilpa Gupta by Gemma Stephens

Shilpa Gupta is an Indian artist, who will be making her first solo appearance in the UK next month. She was born in Mumbai, India and has worked there for most of her life. After being dubbed a part of “India’s new generation of International artists “she will be displaying her work all over Europe, including an exhibition at Bristol’s very own Arnolfini Art Centre from Saturday 3rd March-Sunday 22nd April. Gupta creates her work using interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, public performance and other sounds. She had her first museum solo show at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati in 2010, and has made numerous appearances since then ranging from the Gallerie Yvon Lambert in Paris, to the San Gimignano, Siena, Italy. She uses modern, society-based issues such as desire, religion, notions of security on the street and on the imagined border. Gupta uses these taboo issues to challenge the common thoughts evoked by these themes. After already displaying her work in renowned galleries such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and the Tate Modern her visit to Bristol is definitely something that is not to be missed. The artist has already scheduled a discussion session for the Saturday 3rd March, but has promised other dates too. So keep a look out here for all the latest news about Shilpa Gupta’s first appearance in the UK, this spring.



Sarah With thoughts of blue-skied, heady Summer evenings almost within reach, and spring breaks for all the family just around the corner, we turn our thoughts to cooking at home, with an altogether lighter, brighter approach. (Think Nigella smiling!). As always, all of Sarah’s dishes are packed full of flavour and easy to prepare, leaving more time to those lighter evenings, and those we loving cooking for. I MARCH 2012 81 I MARCH 2012 82



675g asparagus 1 tbsp cornflour 2tsp granulated sugar 2 egg yolks Juice of 1 1/2 lemons Salt

1. Trim the asparagus stalks, discarding the tough ends, then tie them in a bundle. Cook in a tall pan of boiling, salted water over a medium heat for 7-10 minutes. 2. Drain well, reserving 200ml of cooking liquid. Untie the asparagus stems and arrange in a shallow serving dish. 3. Put cornflour in a small pan. Stir enough of the reserved cooking liquid to form a smooth paste then stir in the remaining liquid. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, and cook over a low heat until the sauce thickens slightly. Stir in the sugar then remove the pan from the heat. Set the sauce aside until it cools slightly. 4. Beat the egg yolks with the lemon juice. Gradually stir the mixture into the cooled sauce. Cook over a very low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is fairly thick. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring for one minute. 5. Taste the sauce and add the sugar or salt if needed. Let it cool slightly, then pour a little over the asparagus. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving the rest of the sauce.



2.2-2.3kg lamb shoulder                                                 1.2kg large waxy potatoes, cut into wedges 3 red onions, peeled and cut into slim wedges A handful of rosemary sprigs Extra virgin olive oil 3 heads of garlic, tops cut off 25g unsalted butter, plus an extra knob 500g spinach

375g ready-rolled puff pastry 250g white marzipan 6tbsp apricot conserve 25g ground almonds 4 Pink Lady apples, quartered and cored 25g golden caster sugar, plus 2-3tsp extra 2-3tbsp calvados or brandy, optional 284ml carton double cream

1. Heat oven to 210c (190c fan) gas mark 7. 2. Cut slits all over the lamb and stuff each one with rosemary. Drizzle a little oil over and season with salt and pepper. 3. Toss the potatoes and onions with approximately 2tbls of oil and season with salt. Arrange these with the heads of garlic in a large roasting dish that holds them all in a single layer. Put these in the oven with the lamb on a rack above and roast for 1 1/4- 1 1/2 hours, stirring the potatoes and onions halfway through.  4. Transfer the lamb to a warm plate; loosely cover with foil and leave to rest for 20mins. Remove the garlic, but return the potatoes and onions to the oven.  5. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium-high heat; add the spinach, cover and cook until it wilts, stirring now and again. Transfer to a food processor, discarding any liquid in the base of the pan. Squeeze out the insides of the heads of garlic and add to the spinach with a knob of butter. Season and whizz to a coarse puree.  6. Carve the lamb, adding any juices given out of the spinach puree, and serve this with the potatoes and onions as a little vegetable sauce.

1. Heat oven to 220c (200c fan) gas mrk 7. Lay the pastry on a large baking tray. Roll out the marzipan thinly so it is slightly smaller than the pastry sheet. Brush the pastry lightly with 1 tbsp of the conserve and lay the marzipan on top. Turn the pastry edges over very slightly. Sprinkle the ground almonds over the marzipan. 2. Slice the Pink Lady apples very thinly and scatter haphazardly over the marzipan. Sprinkle over the 25g of sugar. Bake for 20mins; or until the Pink Lady apples are tender, and the pastry golden and risen. 3. Meanwhile, mix the remaining conserve with 1 tbsp of calvados or brandy (or use water). Press through a sieve and thin down with a little water if needed. While the tart is warm, brush the Pink Lady apples and the pastry edges with the apricot glaze. 4. Lightly whip the cream with the remaining calvados or brandy, if using, add the 23 tsp sugar to taste. Serve with the warm tart. I MARCH 2012 83

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up to Lahloo Pantry for a bespoke modern tea room experience. We met up with our favourite local tea expert, Kate Gover, to discuss everything Lahloo and more! See below to find out what’s in store for the Bristol tea company and how Kate likes her tea and coffee…

Lahloo Pantry

At Lahloo, we source from the best artisan producers from around the world who take the time to hand pick and hand process.

With over 30 loose leaf teas on offer – from green and oolong to black and pu-erh – Lahloo Pantry is fast establishing itself as the hub of artisan tea endeavours in Bristol. The brainchild of Kate Gover of Lahloo Tea, Lahloo Pantry positions itself as a very modern tea room, bringing the time-honoured celebration of tea into the 21st century. And very modern it is. With a backdrop of cool white accented with clean lines and splashes of bright Lahloo red, the tea mecca does more than just scones and biscuits. The Pantry’s seasonal menu features a selection of light breakfast, brunch and lunch choices like muesli with apple, honey and sultana, and roasted red bell peppers stuffed with quinoa. For traditionalists, an afternoon tea is on offer daily from 3–5pm for £13.50 a person. Go discover unusual teas from around the globe with names like White Whisper and Grandpa’s Anytime Tea and learn about the subtle differences between each brew with the Lahloo infusionists. Sit up on a stool in the upstairs communal table or find a seat in the cosy café downstairs with your cuppa. And if weather permits, unwind in the outdoors courtyard. Whatever you do, you won’t regret boycotting your usual Café Nero or Costa jaunt to head

TC: What is your favourite tea tradition? KG: It would have to be the Japanese tea ceremony. It’s probably because I have such a fond memory of it but also because the Japanese tea ceremony focuses solely on the tea. While I appreciate the traditional English afternoon tea, I find that it is often more about the food that comes with the tea. People are excited for the scones with the clotted cream and finger sandwiches, rather than the actual taste of the tea they are drinking. TC: If you had to pick one black, one white and one green tea from the Lahloo Tea range to recommend to our readers, what would they be? KG: For black, I’d go with Tajiri. It’s a Kenyan black tea that’s almost like an apple pie with custard. There is a toffee caramel-like creaminess to the taste. For white I recommend White Whisper. It’s good for people who think they don’t like tea. There is no bitterness to it; it’s very sweet with a hint of apricot. For green, try Sencha. It’s different from what most people here would associate with green tea but that’s why it’s great. It’s fresher and more vibrant than your usual green teas bought at a super market. TC: What is your favourite treat to eat with tea? KG: A simple short bread or a madeleine. TC: Do you drink coffee? KG: Yes. Just because you’re a tea drinker doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy coffee too! I love a good espresso. Lahloo Pantry 12 Kings Road Bristol BS8 4AB Tel. 0117 329 2029 I MARCH 2012 85

fast, and chili con carne for lunch. There are no surprises here, but that’s the distinct appeal in Zazu’s Kitchen. You know exactly what to expect – quality comfort food – and that’s what you get. Coffee is freshly roasted by Two Day roasters up on St Michael’s Hill and you can tell. It’s much better than my usual cup There are two ways to look at restaurants. One of Costa. The service is efficient and is that it’s a place of special occasions, even if warm, and water glasses are consistthat occasion is just a celebration of Tuesday. ently topped up without me having to ask. You feel compelled to put on your heels and On the Saturday morning of my vismake a bit of an effort preening. The other is it, the crowd is comprised of young that it’s a place of relaxation – a home away families, couples and older solo dinfrom home where the food is consoling in the ers clad in their relaxed weekend attire. Everyone seems to smile at warmth of the bread basket and in the familiarone another as they wait for their ity of classic dishes. Zazu’s Kitchen epitomizes eggs and gaze out the window in the latter. indolence, myself included. When my full vegetarian breakfast arrives, Team Zazu has recently relocated to charmthe yoke of the eggs are perfectly runny and ing Clifton Village from its former Stokes the portion generous. The bubble and squeak Croft location and its new venue has taken pairs well with the spinach and I find myself on a cosier, family-friendlier vibe. The new scooping up every remaining bit on the plate space feels instantly soothing in the simplicwith heaps of bread. ity of its design and layout. Tall windows I can’t help but notice the cakes displayed in the front façade of the establishment alon stands in the front room. The chocolow ample sunlight to soak through to the late mousse number looks too good to pass intimate wood tables scattered over two up. There’s also a lemon polenta cake – the levels. Newspapers and magazines dot the healthier version I suppose. I request another restaurant, ready to be picked up by an eager cup of coffee with a slice of the chocolate diner in need of reading material to accommousse. Chocolate cake before noon? Well pany their breakfast or lunch. It’s an unpreit’s the weekend I say. Wiping off the chocotentious eatery that every neighbourhood late crumbs from my lips after the last morsel could benefit from. A variation on a diner, is devoured, I sit back and rest. It’s been a each meal feels homemade and is easy on while since I felt this relaxed after a meal. My the wallet. Saturday’s off to a good start. The food at Zazu’s is prepared from ethically-produced and locally-sourced ingrediZazu’s Kitchen ents. The menu has a wholesome attitude, The Mall, Clifton Village from eggs benedict to bacon baps for break0117 923 2233


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