Wednesday, 24 December 2014

TIME FOR LAUGHTER IN LOS ANGELES.

I nearly had a car crash yesterday when I saw my friend Nikki Rich's , Nikki Lund Billboard on the Sunset strip advertising her clothes which she sells at Nordstrom. I met her through my friend Sean Borg who does her publicity.

Here we have a sizzler which I also did that day with Justine Glenton and Dani Behr and my housekeeper Francesca. Another of Sean's brilliant ideas to get us all to be friends and work together.

This year Justine Glenton and I did a fabulous shoot with Hector Abaunza in Nikki's  Summer clothes which look so bang up to date and give me a great figure. It reminded me of earlier this year.

JUSTINE GLENTON IN TAMMAN

Together with a green label in London called House of Tammam, which specialises in couture clothes made from fabrics which are pure we put together a wonderful photographic shoot. Just before my film, The gun the cake and the butterfly was shown on Sunset in April 2014. Justine is now living in Los Angeles as a full-time actress and I am flying back and forwards, loving working with Genlux as Fashion Editor and doing my art projects. Time moves forward at a fast pace. Angela Kalinowski did the hair for the shoot and has now opened from the 7th January a salon in the Sofitel Hotel, called Le Salon. With Gia Sinatra doing the make up. What fun we all had in my garden in North Harper, just off Melrose, where the man next door screamed that he wanted to chop off my head all the time.
How the neighbours coped and the new owner I have no idea.  Anyway at this moment I was having true fun, being chased round the garden by Justine in clothes that I love to play in.


JUSTINE GLENTON AND AMANDA ELIASCH

AMANDA AND JUSTINE IN THE GRASS IN NIKKI RICH AND TAMMAN

AMANDA ELIASCH WEARING FLOWERS FROM  MY FAVOURITE FLORIST ERIC BUTERBAUGH

Dolce&Gabbana and Claridge's Christmas Tree 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

NO RISK FROM TARA's TANTRUMS.

Why on earth are British Airways wasting time arresting feisty piano playing Tara Palmer -Tomkinson? A fragile blonde upper class girl, who has had many problems?. To surround her with 8 security men and put her in handcuffs, and treat her like a criminal seems horrendous?.  Is she a terrorist, come on?. We fear ISIS, I thought,  not TARA?. She clearly had a panic attack. What on earth did society beauty, It girl, Tara do, to get this inappropriate aggression towards her? She is used to the best, as she is attached to London's inner circle. Has she become just an easy target? The security staff are understandably so officious at the airports now, but when you can check on google with a press of a button it seems slightly inappropriate.  Tara is unlikely to be carrying a machine gun or a machete. After all she plays Bach to Prince Charles?
"I AM NO TERRORIST"


Last week having paid a monumental six thousand pounds for a return ticket to Los Angeles I was given little respect when I was placed in-between the loo and facing economy. Heaven forbid. I was however, as a gold member allowed into the first class lounge.  I had to complain to the hostess four times. The air hostess  grudgingly told me that a boy had to take the only free seat on my level, yet the flight was far from full. The boy was fifteen. My next door neighbour  did not mind, as he got his seat on air miles. What is wrong with British Airways? They may have improved their aeroplane with big bird, but as a gold card member I find their manners are a nightmare. Security for the aeroplanes has got out of hand. Quite honestly it is always a risk to get on a flight but I don't think I would be frightened of charming cheerful Tara. Of course Tara should have been allowed in first class lounge as any other celebrity.  If Tara is good enough for the Royal Family who thoroughly check people out, then she is certainly good enough for the riff raft in The First Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport.

BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING.


Last year my ex husband was on a flight and I was not allowed to visit him and had to sneak down from business when everybody was asleep, only to find a girl with her feet in his pocket.
Security people act as if they are the star and with a little power they use it with excess, not caring that Tara gets a lot of press and mostly people love her. She is a girl who plays the piano beautifully and is very talented, if only Great Britain would support her, they would see that she could accomplish a lot. This is not the sort of press that Tara would ever wish for. In fact she is very low profile these days and I am sure British Airways sold the story?  How did a security video land on the covers the Sun newspaper? Totally outrageous.
Colourful characters are the interesting thing about Great Britain let's not change it.

Friday, 19 December 2014

STAMP DUTY CHAOS.

Now Stamp Duty has risen most business men who are developers will be in a filthy mood the government should have halved it as they would have made more money.

Stamp duty is causing havoc one month on in the upper price bracket, not just because of Christmas  but because it has brought the property market above 2 million to a standstill. David Cameron and George Osbourne, both Conservatives, have apparently done this to get re elected but with little thought? The property market, is Great Britain's only real market, and they have managed to close it down? We need rich people, as we need to feed the poor and feed ourselves,  Not only did the stamp duty at 7 percent close the Kensington and Chelsea market down, but now at 12 percent there is no movement at all.  What will happen if people cannot afford to buy clothes in Sloane Street, or Bond Street, it will have a knock on effect.  The shops are virtually empty again with enormous reductions to lure people to spend  before Christmas. Mr Osbourne is a Chancellor that wishes to win favour from the North of England, without really giving anyone else thought. It will turn many conservatives against him, into the arms of Nigel Farage, I suspect. The huge Stamp Duty on properties above 2 million is worse than a mansion tax. It effects everybody.
We live in a socialist state; there is no such thing as democracy, not at least since Ancient Greece.  Has anybody in Government been broke on Christmas Eve with nowhere to sleep but under the arches?


When exotic white peaches are £25 a kilo you know the world is crazy.
We need a free market. No controls. This country is full of people taking advantage of the state.
We have a financial system based on usury. We have too many people on the street and too many people blamed simply because they are victims of circumstance. Nobody wants to help anybody. Giving people a free buck is not the answer and detrimental to their mental health. The sweetest idea for any person is to make their own money. We have created a system that can be abused at the top and the bottom. Political correctness is the worst thing that happened to democracy. Self-censorship is not great either as we don't know how people feel?.

England is the best country in the world, if it wasn't, nobody would want to be here?
It is the nucleus of the world. London is the epicentre. China might be the epicentre of technology, and New York the big apple, but not the epicentre. Los Angeles is the epicentre of make believe, but it can't release its latest film about a dictator "The Interview", because the subject matter is about successfully  black mailing Hollywood. Australia never thought "it" would happen and neither did New York, but "it" did. Our five years of blitz did not break the English spirit. Instead we were singing "Hitler has only got one ball" and "Run Rabbit Rabbit".
Every developer in London will go broke unless their properties are 2 million or less. The government have no lateral thinking, but if they had lowered the tax level it would stimulate entering the property market from all levels.  There would be more tax revenue. Because more people would be buying and selling?. You are letting people believe that they are not paying tax. But they are.
How can we have bankers who rip people off? How can we have families of Somalians coming over with four children and able to get a house, but have our own countrymen sitting on the pavements outside pret a manger. It is not the Somalians fault, it is the government who provides the rules to be used and abused?There are so many people sitting outside the Salvation Army because there is no room inside.
How can you have billionaires who are non domiciled, but living in England's castles. Except for The Royal Family, who are all these other people? The system is good for the foreigners.  The immigration  system here is fucked it is an utopia for people from abroad. We need the foreigners, we need growth, but we don't need a ridiculously high stamp duty because we wish to create a market, surely?. You are persecuting the people of this country.  Penalising the rich causes the collapse of industry, the poor people don't have jobs if you take away the bosses margin of profit?
We need the middle class to grow.
Our council houses were our safety net, and there are precious few to boot. They were originally for people who lost their houses in the war.

P.s On other subjects
Why was Abdul Hamza  allowed to have such impact, costing England so much and on top of that we had to pay a fortune to eradicate him

A disabled friend of mine is insulted that a fat person is going to be given the same consideration as cancer sufferers, people with terminal illnesses, just from tucking in.? This is going to encourage people to become obese.

People would be so happy if they were able to work effectively in their chosen profession for a fare wage? This seems more and more unlikely.

It seems to me that if you are healthy attractive smart, clever you are automatically penalised and not encouraged to better yourself.






Monday, 15 December 2014

DO YOU WANT LONDON TO BE FULL OF TERRY FARRELL ARCHITECTURE

Wake up before its too late. Terry Farrell architecture is everywhere in London, and he is not Christopher Wren. We all as a population need to wake up and think? Why do the government like him above all the other architects? Wakey wakey. Earls Court which housed Victoria Secret's show, Cruft's dog show and Led Zeppelin has its roof removed at Christmas, because we were all asleep? The facade comes down in the next 18months.

Monday, 8 December 2014

DROPPING CHEWING GUM SHOULD BE MADE ILLEGAL

It is a beautiful day today, nearing Christmas London becomes stunning. Christmas decorations are up and Bond Street looks beautiful, that is if you look up towards the sky. I am sorry to kill your illusions but the problem is if you look down, there are coffee cups, pieces of plastic, and endless pieces of chewing gum, can't we have some social responsibility?  To remove a piece of chewing gum costs the councils £2.00 each. Can't we bring a law  that anyone caught dropping a piece should be fined £500.00 that would stop this habit immediately. £80.00 is not enough, it has to be enough to hurt. It is so unhygienic, apart from everything else.
If we as a country encouraged dog owners to pick up their rubbish then we can also change?
It is imperative more so than stamp duty. The amount has to be enough that it hurts the person and so they become aware of what they are doing. Rubbish too. It is seriously inconsiderate, bad for business, common, ugly, filthy and actually bad manners to drop your crap on the street.
Do we need street monitors?
If Singapore can stop it, then so can we?
Nobody is too grand to pick up their rubbish, it is just badly brought up to leave it for others to remove. It is not classist, to applies to everywhere in London.
Indirectly we receive the bill to clean it up.
Enough is enough.  Wrigleys and all the other gum manufacturers should carry a warning that people should throw the gum away intelligently.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

THREE CHRISTMAS DRESSES I LOVE

I am a curvy person. I would never wear red, but long to. Sometimes I just wish to grab a red dress as there is definitely something naughty about them. I would never wear red or white shoes ever.

Probably the nearest the perfect shape for me is the Alexander Mcqueen dress from net a porter.
The second best dress is in fact a jump suit from ASOS naughty mini and still elegant enough for Christmas.
Followed by Victoria Beckham who of course makes a demure yet shapely dress that will make your mother in law happy.

I will be wearing a sexy bike girl jacket and thats all..
or a red top hat and a whip to see if I can shape the animals up. Anybody want to get plucked?



ALEXANDER MCQUEEN LOVE THIS
ASOS

VICTORIA BECKHAM SENSIBLE CHIC DRESS
NET A PORTER


Saturday, 6 December 2014

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS LOOK FOR THE FACE

There are so many make up brands to choose from, and with so many, we should all find one that we like. They are reasonably priced too, and because of this we can have fun. Sometimes the cheapest works the best. Revlon and L'Oreal have great red lipsticks guaranteed to last even when kissing.

I have changed my make up this week, well not really,  that would be highly unlikely but I have bought some new products. Usually I am a fan of YSL, but looking for the perfect red lipstick last week that stays on, I found one on the  Dolce Gabbana's stand, two shades of red pencils. I prefer pencil as it tends to stay on longer. Following the idea of Marilyn Monroe's make up artist, I use several colours, and Dolce provided the lot and a shimmering white lipstick to put on top.
The beautiful packaging is also appealing. I have practised putting on my makeup in the dark, incase I should ever not have electricity. You never know what happens. When putting on the lipstick pencil make sure that the pencil is sharpened so you can outline all the lip. Watch the video attached from one of the best make up artists, Lisa Aldridge.

Another product I like with great packaging are Charlotte Tilbury's products.
She even has ranges for different looks. Great presents.

Party time is here and I am thrilled to find a Saint Laurent dress that I had forgotten about at the back of the cupboard. I suggest that we all do that. Unless there is a seriously special occasion, do not delve into the purse, slam it shut.
For too long we have all been encouraged to spend spend spend. After recently numbering all my clothes, I found I had 159 coats and that was only on one floor. Well I know I am The Fashion Editor for Genlux Magazine, but even so.
The only area I was ever careful over was makeup. I am careful to use up something before buying more, this is okay but do remember that mascara gets clogged and is full of germs, so change regularly, so do tooth brushes. Dolce also have eye brow pencils in various colours that are easy to apply. In fact along with their perfect foundation you do not need a make up artist, if you have good light and patience.
Remember eye brows are truly important for good eye brows go to Tonya The Browgal in LA, she could be one of the best in the world. Horrible thin brows look common and are ageing.
I have enjoyed my version of the "Marilyn" look for quite some time.
How to get the "Marilyn" look, which is the book I love.

In London try Duck and Dry on the Kings Road, for make up and hair for Christmas.








Friday, 5 December 2014

TOP TEN INTERESTING WOMEN IN LONDON

Thank goodness being "grand" is back. We could not have become any more slovenly or déclassé if we had tried. The human race as a whole was becoming generally without manners, grace or character. With programmes like the documentary on Posh People by Tatler and the very fake Made in Chelsea it at least is becoming a little more fashionable to finish a sentence without a burp.
Only very recently the grand appeared on television and of course really "Posh" people would never dream of appearing or  having a public relations girl looking after them. This was really common.  Times have changed and now it is okay to have gone to university, to have a job, look glamorous and be an aristocrat or a socialite all at the same time. This is my list. Being a celebrity or wanting press was very common. The real aristocrat tends to be more down to earth than their jumped up counterparts. They are more earthy and easy to speak to. They still have the title, but they often have humility too.



Amanda Harlech works with Karl Largerfeld
Debbonaire von Bismarck opening a shop of beautiful goodies in Sloane Square
Daphne Guinness Style Queen
Lucy Birley Hertford Street
Georgina Norfolk Good works
Cara and Poppy Delevingne Models
Mary Charteris Musician
Alice Naylor Leyland Party organiser and blogger
Cressida Bonas.







Thursday, 4 December 2014

THOROUGH BEASTING.

The shocking thing at the moment is that nothing is shocking anymore. We see ditches full of bodies, bodies decapitated, rivers of blood. We get the remote control and say "Fucking hell I have missed the beginning of X factor and missed Edwina Curry eating maggots in "Get me out of here".
We see batter on Mars Bars and we think we live in a cutting edge time?. This does not mean that we are not doing any good. Pharmaceutical companies feed people and if you die you can't complain. It is not surviving with health, it is about profit and death. Nobody cares.
If you think they do care, then you are mistaken.

"You better give me a hundred thousand pounds because you might be a laughing stock one day." I think, suck my strap on. What I will be given is "I will kill you, and then you won't be laughed at".
The only people in trouble now are those that can't be alright without money.
The only time i feel entirely happy is when I am getting a thorough beasting. Without that I do not have a reason to put on my make up, get slim, travel or smell divine.
It is the only reason to get out of bed. Without a bit of  "forbidden" pleasure, life is very dull.The only reason, in my opinion,  to get out of bed, is to go home.

I am slightly envious of the broach that Tracey Emin received from the Queen, so I may
think of all the worthwhile things I am already doing, in order to receive the recognition for my efforts, otherwise without excitement, there is no journey or adventure, and better to flick from one ridiculous tiresome station to another. There seem to be at least 200 channels and all for the educationally subnormal. How can anyone spend all day watching repeats of QVC? I would rather slit my wrists?
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However the thorough beasting, and afterwards baked beans, not during I hasten add, would be much more entertaining.

Let's be honest, if you knew that there was a chocolate bar downstairs and nobody could you see you eating it, you would sneak downstairs and devour it. I really feel like baked beans, but the taste is not as up to the imagination except with half a pound of cheddar in the middle.

Sleep well..