Create a stir…
There are loads of chic bargains in the BrandAlley sales today to help you create a stir over the fast-approaching festive season. From gorgeous dresses by Lipsy, Forever Unique, Core Spirit and more in our Party Shop to savvy treats in our Perfect Christmas Gifts sale, youâ€™ll be stylishly prepared.
London Cocktail Week
Over the past seven days, London Cocktail Week has been shaking things up around town. Todayâ€™s the final day, so itâ€™s the perfect excuse to join the celebrations of our capitalâ€™s cocktail culture. Expect tasting masterclasses, pop-up bars, tastings pop-up shops and parties mostly centred around Covent Gardenâ€™s Seven Dials area. To qualify for Â£4 cocktails and entry to Londonâ€™s best-known cocktail venues, first youâ€™ll need to register online at Diffords Guide and pre-purchase a special Â£10 wristband. Find out more here.
Chanelâ€™s Little Black Jacket Exhibition
This stylish photographic exhibition exploring the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel black jacket has just opened at the Saatchi Gallery. All the images are taken from a stunning new book, â€˜The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld.Â Head over to the Saatchi Gallery, where you can see 113 photographs by Karl Lagerfeld, portraying the little black jacket modelled by famous friends of the House of Chanel, like Stella Tennant and Lily Allen.Â Running simultaneously with the exhibition, window displays in CHANEL’s Bond Street, Sloane Street and Brompton Cross boutiques are showcasing a selection of jackets from the latest collections. To see a teaser of the exhibition, go to the Chanel website.
The Vintage Village Sabrina Fair
Back in the 1950s, a beautiful young lady from Stockport, simply known by her first name, Sabrina, became one of the most photographed women of her era. Today, in tribute to their homegrown, blonde bombshell movie star, Stockport is holding the fabulous Vintage Village Sabrina Fair. Thereâ€™ll be all sorts of glamorous vintage fashion on sale, plus a style competition, a gallery of some of the best Sabrina shots from her career, live music and lots more stylish happenings.
Great British Bake Off recipes
Â On Tuesday, itâ€™s the final of the Great British Bake Off between amateur bakers â€“ James, Brendan and John! If youâ€™ve been tempted by Jamesâ€™s macaroons dusted with chilli sugar, Brendanâ€™s gÃ¢teau St HonorÃ© or Johnâ€™s Asian spice crackers, why donâ€™t you have a go at making them yourself and see just how good these guys are? Â Youâ€™ll find recipes from the show on BBC Food. Who do you want to win?
Picture credits: Image from London Cocktail Week via Time Out;Â Image from ‘The Little Black Jacket’ Â© PHOTOS: KARL LAGERFELD/CHANEL; Sabrina image source: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=472095189489143&set=pb.472094826155846.-2207520000.1349101696&type=1&theater; British Bake Off image: Â© Love Productions/BBC/Amanda Searle.