Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Homelab is where the heart is

This deep black scarf from Homelab
is oh so very chic. It will work anyway you want it to - dress it up with a stylish long winter coat, dress it down with a cropped leather jacket and jeans. It's a classic.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm a winner!

I have interrupted the scarf blog phase for an exciting newsflash...I WON A FABULOUS HANDBAG IN A COMPETITION!!! I just can't stop squeeling! Well, you see, I was browsing the net looking up my favourite things in the whole world - handbags - and i found this fabgorge website - Arminee and Frank
I loved the front page and had to find out more. So, anyway, they were running a competition to name your favourite clutch bag out of there collection - so I did and I won. I chose my favourite colour - red - yum! A beautiful bright patent red folding clutch bag. Im so excited and I just can't hide it!
I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank my mum - love you, the website designers, the handbag designer, I'd like to thank the clutch bag for being so beautiful, I'd like to thank the next door neigbours dog,whose incessant barking forces me to browse on the net for hours to distract me from infernal din and so led me to finding the site in the first place and of course God who made this all possible.
When you visit the site- take a look at October's Newsletter and you will see my name in lights.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

From Head to Toe!

Ok dearies, I've blogged about some lovely hats for your pretty little heads to keep you warm and glam as winter approaches. So now I'm moving further down the body along to your slender swan-like graceful ballerinaesque necks. Scarves.
I love this felt scarf I found on the fabulous website Dawanda. Similar to etsy,Dawanda has delightful handmade items,you spend ages browsing through all the lovely handmade treasures.Yum
This scarf is sooo stylish - you'll have the most stunning neck in town!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Etsy Fabulous!

I have chosen another hat designer from Etsy for my grand hat finale. I am now an Etsy devotee and I can't stay off the site!
This glorious creation is from Strawberry Couture on Etsy. You will look so pretty in it!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's in the Box!

Where do you store that special hat? In that special hat box of course! I really do like these Safari hat boxes from Eastern Influence
They are very chic, very classic. Even if you don't put hats in them,they look so nice you can decorate with them instead.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Viva La Vintage!

I love everything vintage! Yes! Including hats. I love. love, love this floppy vintage hat from the glorious vintage website Candy Says
It's a vintage fest website and you are bound to find something special.
Oh yes and I know the hat is summery...so heres's what you do - buy the hat and have an indoor picnic on the floor of your living room. All you need is some nice sandwiches cut into triangles, Victoria Sponge Cake, cut into cute slices, lemonade (pink if you like) and some posh crisps like Tyrells or something.If you have a free standing floor lamp you can even position it in the middle of the room and pretend it's the sun.
Go on it's fun - remember to buy the hat.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Woollen Wonders!

Oohhh! I love these gorgeous woollen hats from Knittles - knittles.etsy.com. They are absolutely stunning.
Not only do they make beautiful hats but also amazing two tone cowls,pretty scarves,oh so cute baby hats and even woollen bracelets! Amongst their favourite materials used you will find, silk,soy and alpaca!
Knittles is a warm cuddly woolly family run business who put a lot of love and attention into every single item they design.
Visit their etsy shop - you won't be disappointed!

Monday, September 22, 2008

What the Zuss!

All of these hats are made of rubber! Take a look at the site - www.zuss.com to see the entire collection,including bags,belts,armwear and more. Everything from the bizarre to the bold and the beautiful!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I love wearing hats,especially when I'm having a bad hair month. I have decided to blog about hats for a while. There are so many beautiful hats out there and you fashionista,yes you,need to know about - you deserve it. I'm starting off with a classic English cap - The Cambridge to be precise on www.failsworth-hats.co.uk The hyphen is for a mark of respect. Seriously though you will look so cool in this cap,a fitted black polo neck and dark indigo bootleg jeans - you can't go wrong. I would set it off with a lovely large tote (red leather knowing me)
There you go

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lovely Wooden Handbags

I absolutely love these wooden handbags- they are so sweet! I shall be featuring a one off design wooden handbag on my website
The Style Mansion by handbag designer Howard - for Christmas!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Stunning Danish designer Borcher's collection is influenced by Japanese origami. Amazing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Back to School For You!

Well it all started when my friend's son outgrew his current school uniform. I was at their place at the time, and noticed a rather nice grey v neck jumper destined for the charity shop. I asked if I could have it instead and the rest is history. I was pleasantly suprised when I tried it on at home, to find it was a perfect fit and looked good with my old Levi flairs that I have had for about 15 years, inherited from my big sister.Now every time I visit my local Sainsbury's supermarket,I take a look at the childrens clothing section to see what I can find. Try accessorising with belts around the waist on the jumpers and cardigans, or even wearing a shirt underneath for a preppy look. It's so much fun!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coming Soon To The Style Mansion

Ladies, I know you are just drooling over this stunning Electric Disco clutch bag by Makki. It's available in a full range of gorgeous colours to go with whatever you want. I know it might seem a bit early to be talking about Christmas - but what are you going to wear to all the Christmas parties. This is a real investment , a classic design that only gets better with age. I met Joanne the owner and designer of Makki products, she showed me a few of her own personal pieces and they just looked great with age! A very important factor nowadays! Purchase a Makki product from my site and receive a further 10% discount on your next purchase. Fabulous!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hand Designed Ties

Paulo Eurico Variz (see earlier blog august 30th 2008) has designed this amazing tie. Paulo customises and designs his own ties. You can see a range on my website
The Style Mansion.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hi Ho Silver!

This is Silver - isn't he gorgeous? He is an and up and coming international star, soon to launch his own doggy range. He belongs to Linneth, who is a lovely family friend. More than that Linneth is a dynamic,globe trotting entrepreneur and professional make up artist based in Helsinki,Finland. Linneth is currently working on an amazing make-up range. I will keep you all posted regarding it's launch! Silver and I will be having talks about his product range featuring on my website The Style Mansion
It's nice to know every cloud has a Silver lining

Monday, September 1, 2008

He Likes This Bangle

My Lovely friend Laiten loves this bangle for men by designer Tom Harrison. This particular piece is called the Channel Cuff. He is just deciding which metal he would like as it comes in silver,yellow gold,white gold,rose gold or stainless steel.It also has a beautiful matching ring. As you can see in the picture, Laiten is all ready wearing a nice bangle from Tiffanys. However,he's decided to add to his collection! Take a look at this stylish bangle and more on my website
The Style Mansion!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My name is Paulo Eurico Variz

Paulo Eurico Variz is like this amazing individual who is ridiculously multi talented. Not only is he a model, he is a designer, artist,speaks at least three languages,is a lecturer on macro economics, he is also a volunteer. Not only that his handmade customised designer ties are on my website, The Style Mansion - right now!!!

Oh My!

Oh My! I have been away for a long time! I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz where she wakes up back in her cosy bed in Kansas. Well as I said in my last post, I have been busy sourcing new products for my lovely website - The Style Mansion. Speaking of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz look the handbag is by Helen Rochfort a fantastic handbag designer, who creates wonderful vintage style handbags. You can buy her this gorgeous bag of Dorothy wearing her famous red ruby slippers from my site and enjoy a further 10% discount off your next purchase. Now the Wicked Witch of the West wouldn't do that for you now would she?

Oh My Word!!!

Oh my word! Where have I been??? I have not blogged in a long time and I feel really bad! My wonderful friend and amazing photographer Darryl Humphrey - www.darrylhumphrey.com told me off for not blogging for a long time! And rightly so too! Especially since I should be promoting my fashion website The Style Mansion - www.thestylemansion.com
However I have a really good excuse. I have been out sourcing amazing brand new products from fantastic independant designers for my website so that you can shop and buy lovely things. Take a look at the picture of the beautiful 'Sinful' pendant from designer Tom Harrison, which you can purchase from my site and receive a further 10% discount off your next order.
P.S - you don't have to be a sinner to wear the pendant, it's just a name so don't get carried away
See ya!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chaplins Modern Furniture

Chaplins Modern Furniture
I have been a fan of Chaplins for several years now. Their collections are stunning and have only got better over time. I am in love with this floating bed. I want one and I want one now, even if I fall off the edge and bang my head.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Is he a model, is he an artist,is he a designer

Model, artist, designer Erikk will be starring in his own room in The Style Mansion soon. Watch this space - www.thestylemansion.com

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Colures Magazine

Colures Magazine
My photographer friend, Darryl Humphrey has a 10 page spread in this month's issue - fabulous! Go out and buy it now!!! Check out his website - www.darrylhumphrey.com - it's amazing. I am so proud of him!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stoosh Designs - Earrings

I love these beautiful Canary yellow earrings made with Swarovski crystals created by Stoosh! Designs. The designer Alison Morris creates one off unique pieces, sourcing her materials far and wide.
Take a peek at them on www.thestylemansion.com under Stoosh Designs. Gorgeous

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Internet Prezzies

I love the experience of shopping on the net. I have picked up a few bits and pieces lately, and I am finding the whole experience quite exciting. Waiting for my parcel to arrive has an almost Christmassey feel to it. I never take time to open the packages carefully, as I know I should. I just rip them open like an impatient child. So far, so good. Apart from one item I purchased and didn't read the description properly, so when it arrived I was a bit disappointed.
I have a few goodies in my possession, but I am finding that I want to do it all over again. I have got the bug. I feel more confident about shopping on line too. Especially now there is so much competition and online retailers have to get it right.
Purchase your own Christmassey experience from my site - www.thestylemansion.com

Monday, May 19, 2008

Paulette McKoy

I have the privilege of being acquainted with up and coming artist Paulette Mckoy. Her work is fascinating and beautiful. I will be featuring a selecton of her work on my website (www.thestylemansion.com) shortly and I am so excited.I recently attended an 'unveiling' of one of her pieces and the reaction was phenomenal. Watch out for her work as she will be exhibting here and in Paris over the next few months. I intend to purchase a few of her pieces whilst I can!

Friday, May 16, 2008

EMUdesign : - Fashion/Apparel - Civitanova Marche, Italy

EMUdesign : - Fashion/Apparel - Civitanova Marche, Italy

Famous people

I reckon that I have seen an above average amount of famous people in my life time.If you reckon you have too, let me know. Here is a list of all the famous people I have seen so far:
Daniel Day Lewis at the stage door after a production of Hamlet
Dame Judy Dench at the same place
Thierre Henry at the Dorchester Footballer of the Year awards
Sol Cambell same place
Shearer same Place
Issac Hayes at JFK airport
Bounty Killer at JFK airport
Vanessa Redgrave at Heathrow airport
Gabriel Byrne in Manhattan walking along the road (sidewalk,hee hee)
Victoria Beckham walking along Sloane street with her sister
James Earl Brown on my flight to Florida
Joakim Noah NBA basketball player at his friends house in Manhattan,cos he's my cousin's friend
Bamba Gasgoine, at a production of one of my sister's plays
Paddy Ashdown,near the houses of Parliament
Simon and Yasmin Le Bon in WH Smith.Sloane square, when I worked in the 'sound' department
The Duke of Kent,same place
Ginger Rogers!!!! same place (book signing)r.i.p
Dirk Bogarde !!!! same place r.i.p
Princess Beatrice, Kings Road
Louise - singer
Paula Yates - r.i.p
Ronnie Corbett in Anereley in his chauffeur driven car
All of the Dragons from Dragons Den, walking randomly from near Tower Bridge
Will Young,in Clapham
Princess Diana,at a film premier Leicester Square r.i.p

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Darryl Humphrey - Facebook Wonders

I have just been located by a good friend via facebook and that is wonderful. I was ever so shy about joining Facebook in the first place. Also quite intimidated by the fact that so many people know so many people and are into triple figures of friends. I have a modest 10, so my argument at the moment is thus-less is more.
Back to my friend Darryl Humphrey who is now an established photographer. His work is amazing and I am quite over whelmed that he has done so well. Overwhelmed and chuffed.His work can be seen at www.darrylhumphrey.com.
So to all those fellow 'shy' people, step out a bit and have ago,it's quite rewarding, exciting, liberating and life enhancing.Go, on...don't be shy.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


It's May...May the force be with you...haa

Friday, April 25, 2008

Top 10 Trends London Fall 2008 - ELLE

Top 10 Trends London Fall 2008 - ELLE

It's Radical Man

Take a look, check it out,buy it!

It's Radical Man

La la laaa

I am still busy doing business. No one told me how broke you can get doing your own business. It sounds glamorous at first, but after a while you equate having your own business with being broke. I have learned a lot though in the past year especially - avoid partnerships unless you have a very good understanding with your prospective business partner. If you have a strong vision for your business - go it alone - it will pay off in the end.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Busy Bee

I have been very busy with my business hence long break from bloggng! Enjoy pictures of April snow - makes a nice change from April Showers

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Meet my mEgo, scroll over my image to learn more info. Create your own - it's kind of fun. The founders of mEgo - Ariel McNichol and Julia Johnston, thought this one up. The mEgo allows you to have a universal identity which you can then use on Facebook, Blogger,MySpace etc. Cool