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We look at over a thousand fashion shops in London and then pick the top 200 and review them in detail. From luxurious Bond Street to edgy Shoreditch and Brick Lane we give unbiased reviews of the hottest places to buy fashion. Here we give an excerpt from the upcoming edition of Fashion Fabulous London.

Belstaff, 135 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TQ t: 0207 495 5897 |Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm | Nearest Tube Bond Street, 5 min walk | http://www.belstaff.co.uk | Category: British Heritage |TOP 200 Shop  |Womenswear and Menswear |Own label |Sizes: Women: 4-16,   Men: 34-48                                

The only thing missing from this store is the sound of cool motor bikes revving up and 1920’s aeroplanes taking off. Founded in 1924 in Staffordshire, Belstaff made its name through the innovation of water resistant wax cotton fabrics Belstaff’s classic belted four pocket jackets have had historically a following that included T.E Lawrence and in modern times David Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and British trial racer Sammy Miller. In-store you’ll see proudly displayed awesome motor bikes, a table loaded with books on aviators and motorcyclists  that have influenced the collections. To the rear is a dedicated room for Belstaff – Goodwood collaboration. This is a British company but the leather is made in Italy.

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On Women’s: Belstaff draws inspiration from female aviators Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart using leather, shearling, wool, and rabbit fur. The androgenous pieces mixed luxury with practicality. I tried on an eggshell toned leather aviator jacket priced £1395 featuring a front belted neck and waist with three zips that were a bit of a struggle to close.  Service was friendly and the assistant was happy to try different sizes and shapes and he helped with the zip. The changing room was very amenable with a very good table, three mirrors, sofa, and gold wall hooks. I liked the suede yellow fringe sleeve coat at £2250. Lots of jackets, coats, and parkas are essentially the same as the men’s but there are lace dresses, short skirts such as a terrific red leather mini that has real and definite femininity.DSCN6026-2

On Men’s: I tried on a waxed cotton classic jacket with the signature square front pockets that rocked with a Union Jack at the back for £550 celebrating one of the firm’s anniversaries. There are more men’s than women’s with a good selection of jeans, biker boots and brown leather jackets.

Belstaff also has stores at 14 Lamb Street, Spitalfield, E1 and Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12, and is stocked in Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols and Stuarts, Shepherd Bush.

Ratings:  Wow factor: 4 shopping bags; Choice: 4 shopping bags; Service: 5 shopping bags; Price: £££££

5 shopping Bags = Excellent  4 shopping Bags = Very Good

Fashion Fabulous 3rd Edition coverFor the most fashionable places to shop in London, see our latest book Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition available now from all good bookshops including Waterstones, Harrods, Selfridges, Foyles, Stanfords Travel, Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House, Daunt, Wall & Jones, and Present-London. Internationally, it’s at Barnes & Noble in NY and bookshops in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, and throughout the world and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites priced £12.99.

It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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ErdemLook 1.jpgErdem showed an impressive collection at the Old Selfridge Hotel, London W1. Key looks were statement sleeves. Each piece is cut and hand-stitched.

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Another great design from Erdem for AW17! We can recommend a visit to Erdem’s very elegant boutique, 70 South Audley Street, London W1.The ground floor houses the main collection and the lower floor pre-season.

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Emerging designer Luke Antony Rooney showed complex abstract panelling at On|Off London at the Barge House Oxo Tower, South Bank.

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Luke Antony Rooney is London-based! He looked like he was having fun with textures and colour!

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We liked the mismatched stripe. All part of the mismatched patterns key look for this Autumn.

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Wearing Lilac and Silver Flower Hat with pink and grey coat with statement sleeves

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The On|Off After Party was just one of the great parties at London Fashion Week that we went too. The Monkey Shoulder/Disar0nno Monkey Godfather cocktail was excellent! And pretty potent! Ginger Monkey went down a treat too!

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At On|Off London at the Barge House Oxo Tower, South Bank.

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And on a more refined note, we definitely enjoyed the Rohmir runway show that was entitled El Castillo Secreto: A Magic Journey…

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Designer Olga Roh wowed us with lush vibrant fabrics cut to classic Spanish styles.

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Finale: Key looks were rose prints and black lace sheer trousers. The audience that included Lady Blumfields and Olga Mayr editor of Russian Roulette magazine were also treated to some wonderful flamenco dancing! A beautiful collection and an entrancing catwalk collection!

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On the front row wearing black ruffle dress

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With Boxing Olympic Medallist Joe Joyce! At the Rohmir runway show.

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Fashion Fabulous has been tracking Edeline Lee for several seasons now and once again she rolled out another great collection. A key-look were peach ruffles which we liked!

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Mint green dress with blue buttons and buckles also featured well in her collection…

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…and we liked this oversized statement sleeves with tailored jacket too!

Fashion Fabulous 3rd Edition coverFor the most fashionable places to shop in London, see our latest book Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition available now from all good bookshops including Waterstones, Harrods, Selfridges, Foyles, Stanfords Travel, Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House, Daunt, Easons, Wall & Jones, and Present-London. Internationally, it’s at Barnes & Noble in NY and bookshops in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, and throughout the world and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites priced £12.99.

It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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From feminine Victorian  ruffles and winter florals to gangsters and military looks, these are just few of the great  latest catwalk looks we saw at London Fashion Week.  Beautifully made! Temperley Printed Dreams collection featuring delightful floral embroidery with lace-up necklines (see above).

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Han Wen runway show looks are to empower women inspired by female gangsters at Fashion Scout, Covent Garden. Think Clockwork Orange!

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Han Wen’s runway featured bold colour and chunky lace-ups!

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Han Wen key pieces also featured pleated transparent skirts revealing and concealing legs!

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Roksanda impressed with influences of Mark Rothko shades of cherry, red, and chestnut..

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Bringing you the latest looks from the front rows of London Fashion Week!

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IN TRANSIT: Haizhen Wang showed large collars, oversized patch pockets and wrapped waistlines at the Swiss Church, 78 Endell St, London WC2

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Haizhen Wang referenced elements of parcel packaging and incorporated in into a very inventive collection!

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Haizhen Wang presented deconstructed tailoring matched with heavy quilts

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Here’s a shot of the Annderstand catwalk finale where velvets and military were mixed with softer prints! Designer Ge Yu from China took elements of masculine tailoring and paired it with frayed and distressed details.

 

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Wearing black and red geometric cut-out dress with shocking pink T-shirt worn underneath. Paired with black suede double lace-up heels and black micro bag.

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Red cape worn over black velvet beaded statement sleeves and feather heart hat with red crystals and hand-painted in gold.

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Victorian details have a contemporary feel in the Milo Maria show. Most outstanding are the high ruffled collars and oversized long cuffs. Ribbons and ties are worn as straps and tied around the wrist.

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High shine is a key look for next Autumn/Winter and Milo Maria black jacket is sure to be in demand

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Wide-leg trousers and slouchy tops for the office was part of  Milo Maria’s vision

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Russell at the Mondrian Hotel, South Bank, London

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It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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London Fashion Week famed for its womenswear catwalks also feature a selected number of outstanding menswear shows. This is a new designer and was one of the best! Harry Xu’s show at Fashion Scout, Covent Garden had a  vision attempting to symbolise the conflict between reality and fantasy explored through a journey from teenage street-style to modern society mature man.

Here are our highlights: Among the key designs were the paired-three graduated sized pockets featured on coats and jackets (see above).

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Contrasting Panels: This one was in white with stripe down the sleeve and contrasting panels at the back.

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Translucent chiffon shirts matched with  wide-leg trousers. For the more fanciful there were embroidered floral shirts too!

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There’s a lot of blue this season and Harry Xu pulls it off in a very wearable way!

 

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Floral crystal coats were an important feature in this collection.

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Intricate embroidered hoodies! A great catwalk show!

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Harry Xu enjoying the applause

 

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Tracy Rose with TV presenter and producer Julie Liping Zhou

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Backstage with Harry Xu after the show. Fashion Fabulous TV interview coming soon!

Fashion Fabulous 3rd Edition coverFor the most fashionable places to shop in London, see our latest book Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition available now from all good bookshops including Waterstones, Harrods, Selfridges, Foyles, Stanfords Travel, Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House, Daunt, Easons, Wall & Jones, and Present-London. Internationally, it’s at Barnes & Noble in NY and bookshops in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, and throughout the world and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites priced £12.99.

It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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Restaurant critic and fashion writer Russell Rose reviewed more than 280 restaurants and cafés in his book Veggie & Organic London. Gate Hammersmith has been one of the most popular and successful vegetarian restaurants in London so when Fashion Fabulous learnt that a new sister restaurant The Gate: Seymour Place had just opened two months ago as soon we booked in to check it out! A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites.

The Gate: Seymour Place, 22-24 Seymour Place London W1H 7NL | Marble Arch LU, 10 min walk | Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm.

Vegetarian, European, Modern  T: 0207 724 6656   http://thegaterestaurants.com/seymour-place

A welcome addition to Marylebone’s restaurant scene, The Gate Seymour Place’s vegetarian food is inspiring but at times let down by some poor service. Take the booking service. We phoned through for a good table in advance only to find that when we arrived we offered a table in their empty basement. A bit of a shame as the ground floor was packed full. Our advice would be to reserve for 7pm at which there’s a very good chance you’ll secure a table where all the action is and avoid any offer of being seated in the basement or by the ground floor bar.

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The miserable table was made up for with the inviting menu offerings of eight starters, seven mains and seven desserts. Starter of Cous Cous Fritters (see above), presents as three slightly spiced cous cous and feta fritters balls with a Moroccan style carrot puree and was a delicious. Three Onion Tart turned out to be a good choice too and arrives as a slice consisting of leeks and shallots baked in a parmesan pastry topped with caramelised red onions that had a yummy lightness and delightful flavour finished with balsamic reduction.

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On mains, the photogenic Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake is a well-constructed tower of sautéed girolle, pleurote, pied de mouton and trompette mushrooms, with rocket and cheese finished with a delicious lemon truffle dressing and was an excellent dish.

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Fashion-wise, it’s very relaxed casual dress and attracts a central and north London mixed aged crowd from twenties to seventies. Among the labels spotted were Margaret Howell, Whistles and Cos.The restaurant has a fairly plain and minimal décor but pleasant enough.

Signature main dish of Aubergine Schnitzel (picture 1) was as good as we had at The Gate Hammersmith. If you like veggie moussaka, you’ll love this. It comes layered with smoked cheddar, basil pesto, roasted red peppers and plum tomatoes. Unfortunately, this time round the Lyonnaise potatoes varied in temperature but otherwise was a very good dish and to be recommended.

Mains come up quite large and whilst we ordered a side dish of Chunky Polenta Chips with aioli to share they were a bit of a disappointment.

The long wine list has a choice of vegan, organic and biodynamic choices as well as cocktail, beers and ciders. When we asked the waiter to suggest wine pairings to our food he looked bemused that anyone make such a request of him. In the end, he suggested a Malbec to go with everything and advised that the speciality of the house Natural Wines were not so good. Ordering a carafe of Malbec La Mascota at £25, it was of average quality and nothing to write home about. Wanting to experience something from the organic/biodynamic Natural Wine Selection we opted for an Austrian white, Grüner Veltliner at £8.50 a glass to go with the Risotto Cake that turned out to be very good indeed and one we can recommend!.

A two course meal with drinks is about £40.

V&O2%20Cover_0002-2For a full review of The Gate Hammersmith read the current edition of Veggie & Organic London available in all good bookshops and book websites priced £7.99.

…And for the most fashionable places to shop in London, see our latest book Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition available from all good bookshops including Waterstones, Harrods, Selfridges, Foyles, Stanfords Travel, Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House, Daunt, Easons, Wall & Jones, Bohemia Road, and Present-London. Internationally, it’s at Barnes & Noble in NY and bookshops in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, and throughout the world and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites priced £12.99.

It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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When we heard that Sophie Ellis-Bexter was performing at the launch party at The Lalit London Hotel and the dress code was glam, we knew that this was going to be a great event not to be missed!

Among the celebrities glamming up the red carpet were Ashley James, Ella Eyre, Jack Guinness , Alice Chater, Roxy Horner, Amy Jackson, to name but a few.

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Here’s us arriving at this marvellous five star luxury boutique in Tooley Street close to Tower Bridge wearing Rohmir coat and Coast dress http://photos.hollywood.com/photo/lalit-london-launch-30811613/  Brrr…it was cold that night!

Inside, the architects had done a great job converting this famous school into a superb hotel but still keeping some the “school” themes into the facilities that gives the gracious décor a sense of fun too!

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Fashion labels we spotted included Prada, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Ted Baker and some very high Bollywood styles! Only the stellar actor Steven Berkoff (above) dressed down – but then he exudes do much charisma anyway!

The main restaurant, Baluchi at The Great Hall, had been cleared of tables and Pommery champagne flowed throughout the evening and delicious Indian snacks including white crab, salmon, chicken, speciality breads and vegetarian choices were served.  The cuisine is very much contemporary Indian made from high quality organic ingredients!

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Looking up there’s the Gallery that offers a spectacular view of the Great Hall, wonderful chandeliers and serves afternoon Tea.

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And then next up was Sophie Ellis-Bexter performing a terrific set. So great to see her up close and personal!

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Finely crafted cocktails!

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A couple of Pina Coladas went down a treat in the Headmasters room!

So we look forward to visiting Lalit again soon!

The Lalit London Hotel, 180 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR Tel +91 11 4444 7474 http://www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-london/

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It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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See Now! Buy Now! Was the new fashion runway concept to hit many London Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2017 collections from big brands such as Burberry through to retailers such as Oliver Spencer and emerging brands like Helter. First up, Rennie Mackintosh’s watercolour paintings inspired Teatum Jones’s LFW show at BFC Space, Soho, London (pictured above). Teatum Jones as did many others followed the traditional route of previewing for SS17.

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We loved the Rohmir show at Fashion Scout, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden. On Rohmir’s catwalk the English Country House was the source of inspiration with a large collection of glamorous yet well-behaved sophisticated dresses. Lots of florals from Liberty-style small prints to bolder painterly prints for daywear and evening were in evidence. Tweeds on dresses and suits were edged with feathers  Designer Olga Roh did a great job and we are great fans of her Maddox Street boutique just off Bond Street.

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FashionFab’s Russell Rose and Tracy Rose FROWing at London Fashion Week!

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Helter was showing a ready-to-buy now collection inspired by stingrays and sharks with cut-out panels and slits featured.

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Omer Asim’s architectural training was apparent in the clean lines.

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Another great fashion presentation by Edeline Lee!

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Rock rolled with Ginger Baker Afro Beat at Oliver Spencer’s LFW Show at Brewer St Car Park, Soho, London! Oliver Spencer showed seventies velvets and striped tops in burgundy, rust and black were available on an app  as you watched the show!

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Tracy Rose at Oliver Spencer party at Liberty Regent Street

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With DJ Trevor Nelson at Oliver Spencer party at Liberty Regent Street

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Remy Martin VSOP Mature Cask cocktails with Dolin Dry Vermouth, tonic water and lemon wedges were served all evening!

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Among the guests were famous fashion writers and stylists Leroy Dawkins, Jai’me Jan, Karen Grace and Jonas Oliver

Don’t miss more fashions in our Fashion Fabulous at London Fashion Week SS2017 Part 2 coming soon!

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Fashion Fabulous gets lots of requests for what are the best hotspots during London Fashion Week. Well, we can say confidently the just opened QP Lounge on Dover Street, Mayfair is most definitely a real go to top notch restaurant and bar already building up a strong reputation with London and international fashionistas. A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites. Here’s a taster of their great opening night that we went to!

QP Lounge, 34 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1NG, t: 0203 096 1444, http://www.qp-ldn.com

Amalfi Coast Cuisine, Cocktail Bar | Nearest tube: Green Park LU, 5 min walk |Bar Mon-Sat 3pm-11pm, Restaurant 12pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

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QP already has a great reputation for Italian cuisine in Mayfair so it was no surprise that there was going to be a fantastic turnout for their new downstairs QP Lounge, a cool spacious beautifully decorated comfortable room.

A big opening is often a good predictor of great food and drink and this Dolce Vita themed party here was no exception. With a magnificent Aston Martin parked outside and a host of models and socialites in Dolce Vita styled in black and white flowing dresses this was a night to remember!

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Dover Street is now a stronghold for designer brands with Victoria Beckham at No.30. Christian Louboutin Men’s at 35, Jimmy Choo Men’s 35a, and McQ at 14 and Wolf & Badger to name but a few.

On entering the ground floor QP Restaurant there’s a stunning chandelier, smart tables and a very good bar!

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Downstairs, the bar is nice and long with  some great pictures on the walls and lots of tables. Service was excellent. The downstairs is often used for private events such as art exhibitions.

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Moscow Mule is a one of the signature cocktails here – and very good it is too!

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….There’s a formidable selection of wines too to pair with the Michelin star food.

The QP bar food list is reasonably priced with Chicken Caesar Salad £10, Salmon Tartare, avocado and tomatoes £16 and plenty of other yummy choices. We loved the restaurant’s fillet of line caught seabass that will set you back £30.

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Chanel, Versace and Valentino were just a few of the designer labels we saw people wearing although we did see some more independent labels from designer-run boutiques such as Nico Didonna from nearby Soho, Unconditional in Covent Garden and Rupert Sanderson off Berkeley Square. Fashion Fabulous’s Russell Rose (pictured above) went for an Armani linen suit.

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Can’t wait to go again to the QP Lounge – and try a few of their  Martinis!

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Royal Ascot is the highlight of the millinery calendar – and this year was no exception! It featured a vast array of flamboyant hats worn by racegoers that came from all corners of the globe.

The Times online Tracy Rose first day Royal Ascot

Photo credit: The Times Newspaper and The Times Online, Times Photographer Richard Pohle

Fashion Fabulous’s Tracy Rose created a special piece of millinery for Royal Ascot’s First Day entitled  “Jockeys in Motion Hat” .

It follows on from her “Wave” series and is the most elaborate one to date. It is an abstract hat inspired by the jockeys satins racing at high speed at Ascot. Vibrant tangerine, lemon, pink and turquoise satins whoosh through this millinery creation to fabulous effect.

Get Reading Tracy Rose Day 2 Royal Ascot

Wednesday:  15th June 2016. Photo credit: Get Reading

More and more we are seeing women dressed as a group in co-ordinated outfits that take months of planning. Blue and reds were very popular colours for  women! Whilst men adorned their morning suits with brightly coloured waistcoats. Tracy Rose (far left) wore  her “Millinery in Motion” Hat featuring cobalt blue, yellow and pink satin. The hat creates the vivacious illusion of movement. Tracy Rose was the first hat designer to create millinery in motion.

Daily Mail Online Tracy Rose Ladies Day

Photo credit: Daily Mail Online,  Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Tracy Rose wearing the “Beautiful June” Hat on Royal Ascot Ladies Day, 16th June 2016. Created in memory of Tracy’s mother, June Shoben, a much loved enjoyer of Royal Ascot herself for 28 years, the hat features the seasons of the year in the form of black branches with a white wintry ice effect, pastel pink Spring blossom, gold Autumn branches tipped off with red heart leaves adorned with crystal teardrops. In the centre, a red and pink rose representing June as the most beautiful month of the year and Tracy’s mother being symbolically represented as a most beautiful person.

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Fashion Fabulous’s Tracy Rose talks to Get Reading about her “Jockeys in Motion Hat”

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