16 December 2013

Chotto Matte Review

Although Food and restaurant reviews have recently been a rarity on the blog, I think its only fair that I begin sharing my London eatery journey's with you and give you the heads up on the best (and down right disappointing) venues on London's popular food scene.

14 December 2013

CP Interviews Valentina Nuzzi of FedoraMi

Whereas some people (and bloggers) have a speciality for shoes, bags, jewellery and clothes, my interests and obsessions have never been placed with one type of item. Instead I have a love for innovative, beautiful and interesting fashionable pieces across apparel and accessories. However, I particularly have a keen eye for great design. So when I came across the FedoraMi accessories brand I have to delve beyond the website and go straight to the designer, Valentina Nuzzi to find out all about the FedoraMi brand and who the FedoraMi woman is.

What is the history behind the FedoraMi brand?

If I had a dream, as a young girl, it was to be able to let beautiful things to last forever. Beautiful flowers, people, moments… impossible.

Growing up and after attending and completing my college degree in International Economy, I turned back toward my dream, and realised that with the right people, I could create items that could live in the heart and the hands of many people for years to come. This is how the FedoraMi project started. 

What makes this collection so special?

The FedoraMi collection is so special because it is a concoction of many special abilities that give birth to something truly unique; luxurious materials, innovative yet nostalgic ideas and Italian artisans who put all their traditional skills into their work.

Who or what inspires your designs?

The beauty, the elegance, the class of unknown ladies of the past,who slide through their lives with light grace and self assessment.

Who would you be most surprised to see wearing FedoraMi bag? 
Angela Merkel or Wonder Woman

Who is the typical FedoraMi woman? Please describe her.
Well, in my opinion, the Fedora woman is opulent, open minded towards brands, unrewarding of big names tattooed all over, modern but with a sweet tooth for vintage, quality and novelties.

What has been your career highlight so far?
My highlights were when the first bag produced, the first celebrity, Amber le Bon wearing my bag, seeing a lady on the street wearing my bag on her arm and people asking me who was the brand behind the bag I too had on my own arm.

Tell us which bag would a new customer to FedoraMi wear to;

The Office: The Valora 

 The Party Bag: Glitter Teodora  

The Festival: V bag

Which FedoraMi bag is your personal favourite?

The Valora (above) for sure! It was my first bag inspired by my grandmother.

Does FedoraMi release a new collection of handbags and accessories seasonally? What is the direction & future for the brand?

Until now FedoraMi was a seasonal collection but is soon to change although I strongly think that FedoraMi bags do not conform to any season.

Your favourite place in the world is…?

Can I say two? Rome and Los Angeles.

What is your favourite social media app and why?

I love Instagram for the images, that's why even Pinterest has it's own importance in the FedoraMi world.

Follow FedoraMi on Instagram here

Finish the sentence 'I never leave home without….'

My blackberry, the pictures of my two dogs & my beloved Nikita Sunglasses by Tom Ford.


FedoraMi was founded in 2011 as a union of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and love of original shapes and quality materials. The aim is to create an object of desire for any occasion that is unique and recognizable to the vast world of current serial production.

FedoraMi offers the possibility to customize your own bag, choosing from dozens of different colors and materials. Each piece requires more than a month of work; the result is a perfect balance between functionality, timeless elegance and originality.


07 December 2013

A Sweet Fragrance - La Tentation de Nina

I love introducing you, my lovely readers to news of new collaborations, brands and gifts to shop. Unfortunately, I am now going to unveil to you the new La Tentation de Nina fragrance, which is not available until Spring 2014 but I will advise you to have this item firmly placed on your wish lists (see mine here) for the La Tentation de Nina's release early next year.  

05 December 2013


Earlier this week, (Monday 2nd December 2013], I was invited and attended Avon’s Shine Light and Speak Out event held in the glamourous setting of London's Somerset House to address and whole heartedly support a particularly unglamorous yet completely realistic subject; Avon's campaign against domestic violence and to mark the mid-way point of ’16 Days of Activism’, a global human rights based movement against gender violence. The information at the event which saw domestic violence survivor and singer-songwriter Jamelia perform her hit 'Thank You' really opened my eyes to not only the suffering of domestic violence which affects so much of our society but to also address the lack of funding and support for domestic violence victims which arent just women, but children and family units on a whole.

Working alongside charity partners Women’s Aid and Refuge, Avon and Jamelia are determined to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence, educate more people on how to #SeeTheSigns and encourage more people to speak out and talk about this taboo subject. Together, they hope to change the shocking statistic that one in four women encounters some form of domestic abuse in their lives, whether it is physical, sexual, psychological or economic abuse and at its most extreme, it kills up to two women every week in the UK.

I was shocked to learn that through a recent Avon Cosmetics research an overwhelming 40% of women know someone who has experienced domestic violence ‘for a fact’, but whats worse, is that a terrifying 33% of women still would not know where or how to seek support. 

Avon, its partners and myself included are calling on you, the public to act now to wipe out these worrying statistics and pledge support of the cause by sharing the twitter handle #SeeTheSigns 
and to speak out if you know someone is suffering at the hands of a partner.
If you want to know more, support the cause via Twitter with the hashtag #SeeTheSigns please visit www.refuge.org.uk or www.womensaid.org.uk and share this post with your friends, family, colleagues and network. 
#SeeTheSigns and act now!
If you are experiencing domestic violence and you are in immediate danger call 999; or call the Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run by Refuge and Women’s Aid, 0808 2000 247.  
Remember you are not alone and there is support available.
CP xo
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