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Vintage Glamour

With the new Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco premiering at the Cannes Film festival last month, it lead us to admire the amazing vintage glamour of Grace Kelly.

Kelly was a Hollywood movie star who married the Prince of Monaco, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. She was famous for her pearls and signature Kelly bag which was named after her. She made this Hermès bag famous when seen carrying it around when pregnant. The infamous bag lives on and can be seen on the arms of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and formerly Princess Diana. 
You can recreate her timeless look with this Emily and Fin Isobel dress
There is no doubt that Grace Kelly was a natural beauty. Her style only emphasised her beauty. This look will never date as Kelly represented what most women dream of being – glamorous, kind, elegant, beautiful and sophisticated. Women aspire to be her, a princess living in one of the most exclusive places in the world.

A timeless beauty with a timeless look.
By Karen Uttley 

Weekly Round Up

This week we’re still feeling festive, and there’s an overwhelming abundance to see, hear and sample. From art and crafts to vinyl and beer. Go be merry… 
VISIT the London Illustration Fair at Hoxton Arches, London, from today until Sunday (29th-30th November). A range of illustrators will be selling their work so go along to meet some talented people including Cassandra Yap (above), gather some inspiration and maybe even purchase some special Christmas presents.

LISTEN & DRINK at the only place to be this Saturday, 30th November. At Spitalfields, London, there will be an abundance of beer and records on offer. What a combination! The London Brewers Market includes a range of London’s breweries and, as if that wasn’t exciting enough, the renowned The Independent Label market, which will have over 80 independent labels present, is taking place. This is a unique opportunity to discover and support new independent artists and beers. Get down and try and purchase limited edition vinyl and craft beer for yourself, or as a fantastic Christmas present.
WATCH the gripping new UK film, In Fear. Lost on their way to an Irish music festival Tom (Iain de Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) encounter some very creepy happenings. Interesting set-ups, a sparse plot and good acting make this new offering from director Jeremy Lovering a much wanted indicator of hope for the UK film industry. 
LISTEN to Manchester female foursome Pins, Christmas song. Even the most festive tune hating amongst you will be mesmerised by this jingle. These northerners are definitely ones to watch in 2014 and you can download this track from UrbanOutfitters.
BUY some silly fun knitwear now the temperatures are set to drop. Bedroom Factory Knits offer a range of fun accessories, from dinosaur bobble hats to flamingo scarfs, that are bound to make the gloomiest gloomster smile, no matter how gloomy the weather. They will be at the Brighton Craftaganza this weekend so go along and say hi. The Craftaganza will be held on Sat 30th Nov / Sun 1st Dec and Sat 7th Dec / Sun 8th Dec
By Kerry Flint

Something for the Weekend…

The long-anticipated Hitchcock film starring Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins is released next Friday and if you want to get your fix of Hitchcock to whet your appetite then head over to The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley on Sunday to catch a double bill of two of his biggest movies.

The cinema will be showing The Birds, starring Tippi Hedren as a woman who moves to a seaside town and is terrorised by birds, and Rear Window, which stars Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly in the story of a wheelchair-bound photographer who believes he has witnessed a murder.
Screening starts from 1.30pm and tickets are between £7-£9.50. Click here for more details.

Summer Blockbuster

Summer seems to have such a magic effect on all us Brits, with balmy evenings and warm summer breezes we’re encouraged to get out of the house and do something with our evenings. Our nation’s capital is always the first to answers our call for events and activities, one of our favourites being Somerset House’s open air cinema with Film4’s Summer Screen

With a wide collection of movies playing from the 29th July to the 8th August as well as exclusive ‘behind the screen’ talks and events, there’ll be something for everyone. Film wise they’re showing contemporary classics such as ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’ and ‘Team America’, old Hollywood in the form of ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Manhattan’ as well as underground Indie flicks like ‘Let the Right One in’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’.

Get there early to bask in the Edmond J. Safra courtyard while picnicking and listen to guest DJ’s pumping out summer tunes. Then when night falls, make yourself comfortable to watch great cinema under the stars.

For more information and full movie listings, check out their website

By Kat Nicholls.