Entries in 03-2010 (20)
  • Film Clip Friday

    FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

    Remember sweet little Diana Vickers on the X Factor? With her birds-nest blonde bedhead hair and her cute babydoll dresses? Well she's all grown up and has released a new single - here's a link to the video.  She's wearing our red letter necklace.

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  • Paris Fashion Week

    MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

    Ooo la la! Candles have been burnt at every end but we've managed to get through Paris Fashion Week. We're at The Box show on Rue Cambon meeting all our customers. A lot of which have come from Japan to see us here.

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  • London Lunching

    TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010

    Now back from Paris Fashion Week, I am already beginning to miss my European foodie treats. So, I?m going to take a trip to one of my new favourite places to sample some continental cuisine. The French House in Soho?s, on Dean Street (just off Shaftesbury Avenue) is a perfect start.

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  • Wonder Room Sneak Peek

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010

    The whole country has gone Alice in Wonderland mad; especially now that Tim Burton?s masterpiece is showing at cinema?s worldwide. Anna Lou has beem holding pride of place in Selfridges? Wonder Room on London?s famous Oxford Street.

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  • Carnaby Street 50 Years on 60s Revival

    THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

    Just like the entrepreneurs did in the 60s, I?m giving it a go in trend setting Carnaby Street! It?s great having my shop there. Carnaby Street remains one of London?s best know shopping destinations 50 years on. It put British creativity on the map and still remains fascinating.

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  • Dreaming of spring time

    FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010

    According to the calendar, it?s spring ? but it?s quite hard to believe when we?re still swaddled in our scarves, hats and gloves. COLD WEATHER PLEASE GO AWAY.  To get by, we?re dreaming of all our favourite things when it?s spring time and the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, bringing that sweet promise of summer.

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  • The Ugg-ly Truth

    SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010

    Why is it that some 7 years after Sienna Miller brought them to the world?s fashion stage that women aged from 12 to 60 still insist on wearing these ugly boots? Famous for being accessible to the most chic and the most chav, the UGG boot has the ability to turn the most delicately dressed woman into some heavy-footed impersonation of an Eskimo! Whatever the weather if you walk down any high street in London you are guaranteed to see them everywhere.

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  • Swinging 60s and Black Rimmed Glasses

    MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

    If there were more men walking around Carnaby Street like the devilishly handsome Michael Caine, I may be tempted to keep my shop open 24/7!

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  • Anna Lou's Wish-List

    MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

    A girl can dream and with that in mind I have come up with an ultimate wish-list of things I would love to buy this month. If only money were no object I would be hailing a taxi to the nearest high street right away. Feel free to purchase any one of these lovelies for me and you?ll be my BFFL (best friend for life!).

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  • Anna Lou's Diary

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

    Last week was a week of full of activity I hardly stopped. It started with London Fashion Week for the shows and exhibitions. I called in to see the Eley Kishimoto exhibition on Kingly Street, his showroom is just outside my office so I didn?t have to go far!

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  • Wink & Pout

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

    According to an article I read yesterday in The Guardian, British ladies (and lady-impersonators .. hi boys!) are putting more lip-gloss in their shopping basket than lipstick.  I think it?s a bit of a shame.  Like the late and great Marilyn Monroe and Isabella Blow, I?m a die hard lipstick fan and love to wear bright pinks, corals and firetruck reds when dancing at the disco.

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  • Double Denim Debacle

    THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

    Let?s be honest not many people can pull off double denim. Who could forget Justin and Britney?s double denim disaster?! But the fashion pack now thinks it?s time to roll out this trend again ? god help us...

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  • Footwear Faux Pas

    FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

    What is with people wearing trainers and tights nowadays? My usual tube journey is being disrupted by the horror of seeing people wearing trainers with their business suit. This has to be the biggest fashion faux pas known to man, and I find myself staring at these poor individuals with such pity, as clearly no one has introduced them to ballet flats.

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  • Good Enough for Jimi

    MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

    Yesterday I headed down to The Troubadour for brunch to meet my old friend and singer Cassie. I normally go to The Troubadour to watch her gigs, but as we are both pregnant we thought a bacon n? egg butty and apple juice would be more suitable than bottles of Becks! The Troubadour is one of my favourite places in London day or night.

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  • Key to a man's heart .... is with a giant sausage roll

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

    The other day I whipped up a heart-breaking dish thanks to an inspirational recipe from gorgeous cook Gizzi Erskine.  I have always been obsessed with Beef Wellington, but the stress of over-cooking or undercooking a very expensive fillet of beef breaks me out in hives.

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  • Flash Sale Exclusive

    FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

    Forget any end-of-month money worries as Anna Lou offers up a shopping sale to make any recessionista proud. My boutique will be holding an exclusive Flash Sale on Wednesday 31st March. For 2 hours only everything, including this season?s hottest picks will be 50% off.

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  • Made in England

    SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010

    Would you prefer to buy the handbag you love and dream of if it's Made in England? Before you part with your cash, ask yourself what exactly are you paying for? I believe it should be design, quality and individuality. I know that I definately prefer to buy British where I can.

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  • A Deeelightful blog

    MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

    Let us introduce you to one of my favourite blogs ? Deeelightful. This super-stylish blog penned by a super-stylish Sydney-sider Dee has introduced me to some amazing things ? namely YSL coral lipstick, over-sized pastel blazers and vintage Dior sunglasses.   Bookmark this blog, stat!

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  • Creativity Courtesy of Sketchbook Magazine

    TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

    When I heard that leading fashion magazine, Sketchbook was popping up in Carnaby I knew I had to save the date in my diary. Launching tomorrow, for just three weeks, The Sketchbook Pop-Up Shop will be host to an array of exciting workshops and lectures to help creative folks in some need of inspiration! .

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  • Flash Sale Fantastic

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

    Fans of Anna Lou went wild in the aisles in our 2 hour Flash Sale today. Guest-list attendees were treated to 50% off everything in store. It was great to meet so many fans of the brand, and when I opened the door at 1pm there was a bevy of Anna Lou lovelies hoping to get a bargain or two.

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