Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lost in Beauty

Pandemonia and Snowy felt the need to step out & mingle.

So, they hopped in a cab, to Primrose Hill's mecca-of all things healthy and beautiful "Lost In Beauty" 117 Regents Park Road, NW1 8UR.

Lost in Beauty

Where, tonight's celebratory party, was for winning the Telegraph/Mary Portas award, The Best Independent Beauty shop.

On entering this sumptuous emporium, Pandemonia and Snowy discovered why they'd won.

The store resembled a Dr Who manifestation, that of a pretty Victorian Apothecary's den for fashionable females.

Equipped with antique display cabinets, a magnificent chandelier, old wall lights, posters and photographs.

This dream Pandemonia had entered, was extended, when P sipped the 500 year old Czech witches brew-a Babicka Vodka cocktail, doled out, by the founder and owner of LIB, Georgie Hamed.

Georgie Hamed

Georgie reflected a well-groomed 2012 female and wasted no time in explaining, " that apart from regular treatments, our studio also specialise in glamorous bespoke parties, for up to 20 people, for girly Hen nights and birthday party's, to intimate baby showers and the occasional teen celebrations".

A haven, P thought, for her girlfriends, who adore having expert therapist pamper them.

Georgie took a gentle hold of Snowy and steered P&S down stairs, to the cleared area, for dancing.

There she introduced Pandemonia to Daniel Poole, a man of many talents, from fashion, Interior and costume designing.

Daniel Poole

Daniel blurted out, "your incredible art form, I want you to do something at my gallery". P blushed and replied yes.

P&S returned to the ground level, where Pandemoina took a peek into the glass cabinets, housing some of Jade Jagger's jewellery.

Yes, Ms Jagger had a pop up shop-within LIB, from 8-12 December, showcasing her disco inspired gems.

Jade Jagger Cupids Arrows - Use these for certain success on the dance floor.

These were snapped up by the local's, so, JJ has extended the pop up, for another week.

Inkie

Pandemonia then had a chat with fellow artist Inkie.

This Bristol lad, now resides in London and has garnered a global following, after taking part in worldwide tour with Belvedere and Jade (her again) Jagger.

On the tour, Inkie participated in live events, painting large canvases at star studded bashes in London, Los Angeles and New York.

His work was also featured in the VIP room at the Canes Film Festival.

And tonight Inkie retorted, "I did the artwork for this evenings Lost in Beauty invites and I also painted the 6X8 feet window".

Both of which bear his indelible graffiti trademark.

Irene Yong

P rub shoulders next, with ex Harrods employee Irene Yong.

Irene was as intrigued in Pandemonia, as P was to meet this waxing maestro.

After I run her hands over P, IY let it slip-with gesturers, pointing to her lip and just below her nether regions "I'm on hand 2 days a week, and can remove any hair from a lip for £10, to Brazilian/Hollywood for £45.

Not that either Pandemoina or Snowy felt they needed any of IY services.

But, if ever P&S hair starts materialising in a Julia Roberts kinda way, they'll be back to see her, in a flash.


Pandemonia's eye's drifted, to the latest artist exhibition of paintings decorating the walls, by Jennifer Louise Martin, entitled "Retro Beauty".

Jennifer-Louise-Martin

RB is Jennifer's creative view, is of some 1960' babes, from Britt Ekland to Jean Shrimpton, to, todays supermodel Kate Moss.

JLM depicts these beautiful women with their mascara and make-up streaking down their feline faces, as if they've just escaped a sauna, after stepping through the wrong door.

Jen confessed, my technique, is to let the paint run, and run it did, down all 9 canvases on show.

"A vision you'll rarely see now-a-days, since every major cosmetic house have waterproof mascara and face powder's", expounded Irene Moore, PR for Bobbi Brown makeup.

Its a sight to see and will run from 14 December to Mid February 2012.

And for those people who prefer to have their eyelashes tinted.

LIB have the authoritative brow threading mistress Rekha Joshi, who at the blink of an eye, can whip an ungainly brow, into shapely masterpiece and dye your lashes to.

If thats not your bag, "Lost in Beauty" have all bases covered, with Paperself, these are spectacular paper eyelashes, that Pandemonia spotted, were all the rage with fashion editors, during London Fashion Week.

Snowy's tummy rumbled at the sight of Ooh Lou Lou cupcakes on a plate.

Ooh Lou Lou

P span around and noticed they were the creations of princess of cupcake land, Lulu.

Lulu, is a star cake maker, for Jonathan Ross show VIP green room guests.

The show has previously commissioned Lulu, to make a cake for Lady Gaga and this week it's Tom Cruise turn.

Pandemonia and Snowy can't wait to see what Lulu will rustle up for them.

Rachel-Stevens-Fern-Bayliss

Turning away, P spotted the gorgeous looking singer, songwriter, Rachel Stevens with her pal and personal trainer Fern Bayliss.

The girls were being girls, at the make-up counter.

That done Rachel divulged, I'm working on new album and came tonight, to see if another invited guest, Jay Kay would show".

Ms Steven's continued to say "if he did & he was free, I was proposing to ask him to collaborate with me on my new CD".

We, all know JK, has eye for good thing, so if your reading this Jay, Pandemonia recommends you give Rachel a call.

And, fuel our imagination more, with the music you two beauties could make together.

Lost-In-Beauty

Exiting the gathering, P &S said their final farewell's, to all the Lost in Beauty team, who'd educated Pandemonia & Snowy on the current offers available, in the art of maintaining a neat and elegant appearance.

Back at Pandemonia & Snowy lair. P&S were thrown into a dilemma-with information over load, on deciding which products they could use, to give their skin and hair a more healthy shine, before venturing out the door for your event.

Photo/ Copy: Stephen Mahoney

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Grazia - Pandemonia rules OK!

GRAZIA PARTIES: PARTY PEOPLE. With Lottie Lumsden.
(Big Christmass Issue. Issue 350 Page 107 )

Pandemonia

In the oh-so civilised setting of Sam Taylor Wood's candlelit East London Loft studio, the last thing we expected to see at the Jack du Rose Danger Collection launch was 7ft woman covered head to toe in latex and clutching an inflatable fox terror. On second glance, we realised it was Pandemonia, the mysterious conceptual artist who manages to cause a stir wherever she pops up. But by far the biggest highlight was her dog Snowy, who was petted by guests including Amy Molyneaux and Andrea Dellal as they chatted to the blonde caricature at the Jewellery launch. What we drank: Ruinart champagne.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A Night with Nick

Pandemonia & Snowy had a really challenging decision on what to wear, to Celebrity Style Expert Nick Ede soiree, at Swarovski Crystallized Lounge, W1.

P chose the orange dress she wore during London Fashion Week, to PPQ fashion show and Snowy went for his favourite red dog collar.

Zoe Griffin

P scooped up with Snowy and they raced across town, to the Swarovski shop, there, P&S scaled the stairs leading to the lounge, with the undisputed party Princess, Zoe Griffin, in her rock chic outfit.

Zoe let it slip, "this is ADD the 3d year Swarovski Crystallized have sponsored Nick charity event, and its always a fashion feast".

Nick Ede

At the lounge, Pandemonia was greeted by the host Mr Nick Ede, with a glass of thirst quenching Nicholas Feuillate Champagne.

Nick was togged up in Ted Baker velvet Jacket, over a Christian Dior waistcoat and Uniqlo white t-shirt, Burberry trousers and a pair of Gaspard £300 shoes.

Nick disclosed, "I've been hosting this annual charity event, that was set up 14 years ago, to raise awareness for The Stroke Association, I came on board, after loosing my mum after her stroke".

A truly sad tale, though this event, P had been briefed, are always upbeat and in keeping with Nick's effervescent personality & tonight was no exception.

Ian Carmichael

Pandemonia and Snowy were overjoyed to see the other guests, resembled a runway TV special, with Ian Carmichael HRH The Queen hairdresser, following Mr Ede mode of dress example.

Ian looked really dapper in his ensemble, a look P&S felt, if her Majesty were here tonight, she'd whip out that royal ceremonial sword of her's and give him a knighthood, on the spot.

Denise Welch

Another graceful eyeful, was flagged up by "Loose Women" panellist Denise Welch , in a floor length sliver dress.

Denise was displaying her motherly affections when meeting Pandemonia and Snowy, and declared, "your both amazing" & gave Snowy a extra soft maternal cuddle.

In search of a Champagne top up, P caught glimpse of Mr Henry Conway getting a refill.

Lizzie Cundy

P clinked glasses with the seductive Lizzie Cundy.

Lizzie confessed, she's a glamour gal and tonight she pushed the boat out for her mate Nick. P&S agreed, seeing Ms Cundy in a "Bunmi Koko" black sequin and silk chiffon dress, black suede "Roberto Cavali " high heels teamed with white Swarovski crystal and black enamel ring.

A vision that drew a few men, to form a scrum around her and eased P&S out of the picture.

Brix Smith

A welcome move, that enabled P to grab a quick chat, with TV fashion guru Brix Smith Start. Brix had tipped up in a black designer dress, Acne booties, all from Start-London boutique and a Mulberry bag thrown over the shoulder.

All was going well, until P spied BSS eyeing up Snowy, thinking Mrs Smith Start was going to add S, to her must have accessories shopping list.

Tara Palmer Tompkinson

Pandemonia shifted, and went toe-toe with the delightful Tara Palmer Tompkinson.

Tara stated she's not going out much these days, unless it worth while, obviously, this gig was.

And tonight Tara pulled out all the stops, in her Joseph white tailored dress, teamed with some Burberry accessories and the family bijoux heirlooms.

Before disappearing into the crowd, TPT discreetly whispered an invite to Pandemoina and Snowy, to TP next party. Now that be fun.

Millie Mackintosh

P attention was next drawn to the blond glamorous Millie Mackintosh star "Made in Chelsea" reality show, in a Herve Leger gold tight fitting bandage dress and Kurt Geiger shoes. Trailing behind the "Pru For Food" tray of eats.

Not that Snowy thought she could devour a morsel, in her figure hugging number.

kym mazelle

Looking every part a Soul Diva, Kym Mazelle, sidled up to P&S.

Kym, gave P a news update on her career, apart from appearing on TV in various guises, she's been flexing her vocal cords, when she Headlined Liverpool Pride on August 6, this year.

News over, KM quit them both, to follow Bobby Sabel, Elite male model and Big Brother contestant, lead and head for the bar, for another tipple.

Lisa Snowden

Next, P caught up with Lisa Snowden, Lisa cut a dash in her black cropped vintage cape, over a black halter neck top from her pal and Reiss glitzy leggings.

LS confessed to P&S she's "over the moon", why P asked? "because I've landed another years contract with Marks and Spencer and Capital Radio, and I can't wait for January, when I start to work with Dave Berry my new co-host".

Vanessa Feltz

P moved from one radio star, to another, Radio and TV show host Vanessa Feltz, who'd strolled in, in real white fur coat, thrown over a black Fenn Wright Manson dress, with her handsome partner, in a sharp two tone blue, slim fit suit.

Vanessa told Pandemonia "I'll be plugging this tomorrow, on my 9am-noon Radio London 94.9fm show". Go Girl.

It was then time for performances from James ‘Arg’ Argent from "The Only Way is Essex ", who had his co star of the show Gemma Collins to support him and the next up was the dynamic Dionne Bromfield, God daughter of the late Amy Winehouse, who blew people away with her soulfull vocal range.


To an equally more moving moment, a speech, by a young stroke victim, who, won everyone's heart, with her recovery story.

Then the young lady presented our evenings host Nick, with a "Stroke Association" lifetime achievement award, to the delight of everyone.

NE has knack of keeping the positive rolling.

He grabbed the mike and informed the crowd, to snap up their goodie bags at the exit, and they can continue to party.

At the iconic rock star's, Iron Maiden's, favourite london crash boutique pad, Sanctum Hotel Soho, hosted by eternal rocker Mark Fuller .

Much as Pandemonia knew Snowy loved to carry on, it was a school night, so, they congratulated Nick on a superb shindig and they drifted off to the night, wondering, whatever next?

Photo/ Copy: Stephen Mahoney