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I’m sure that the usual clientele of Phonica Records in Soho were more than a little perplexed as a constant stream of fashion week glitterati arrived in the shop and eagerly headed through a doorway at the back, never to be seen again. But this wasn’t a tale of a lion, a witch and a wardrobe; this was Sophia Webster’s AW17 presentation.

Down a set of stairs and around a couple of corners, we sipped on snow cones as we arrived in the designer’s very own Narnia. Snowdrifts spilled over the floor, glassy ice sculptures cooled the room and sharp seats were covered in white fur throws, all setting the scene for this season’s muse – the Ice Queen.

A delightful mash-up of the best wintery characters in pop-culture, Webster’s AW17 woman is as fearless Jadis, as independent as Elsa and as frosty as The Snow Queen, all whilst also having a penchant for decadent accessories and sparkling finishing touches.

In a slight departure from the designer’s signature style, designs are muted, yet still show-stopping – strappy heels drip with diamonds, pastel pop bags are pared back with silvery metallics and clutches come wrapped in fur. Nodding to previous collections, playful slogans return to bags and even thigh-high boots, emblazoned in bright rainbow shades that remind us of Webster’s love of colour.

Each facet of the Ice Queen’s personality is represented in the styles around the snowy landscape. Chunky black platform boots show off her tenacious attitude, spiky metallic florals speak of her pretty but fierce nature and pink faux fur reveals her strong sense of femininity.

Paired with opulent velvet coats and cascading tulle dresses, Sophia Webster’s I Scream for Ice Queens collection is at once the embodiment of both our inner princess and resting bitch face, encapsulating all that we would like to seem to the outside world. Away from the dream-like setting of the Vinyl Factory basement, worn instead with a great pair of jeans and a long winter coat, the pieces are the ideal way to bring that part of ourselves out from the back of the wardrobe, strutting it instead down London streets for all to see and admire.

Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot


Watching sunrise from the best peak in the area, skating on black ice before a picnic and glass of bubbly, zooming down the St. Moritz ice track, or an excursion to feed local birds: these are just some of the unusual requests that Urs Wiederkehr, the new Outdoor Butler at Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, can fulfil.carlton_aussen_dez2013_016

An ex-ski instructor who has lived in St. Moritz for more than 30 years, Urs will cater to guests’ every need while showing them the very best hidden spots to ski, eat and discover history and culture in the Engadine. Newcomers and returners will discover the gems that only locals know about, taking in all of the old-school glamour and luxury of St. Moritz while avoiding the tourist traps.

Recently named Switzerland’s Leading Hotel 2016 at the World Travel Awards, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz reopens for winter on 16 December.Travel to St Moritz for your very own outdoor butlre

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The all-suite Carlton Hotel is based in one of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts, and while those keen on winter sports have access to unrivalled skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of the Upper Engadine mountain range, guests can also enjoy winter hiking trails, gourmet cuisine in the Michelin-starred Da Vittorio and relaxation in the Carlton Spa.

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz has suites from CHF900 per night, based on two adults sharing a Junior Suite on a B&B basis. For further information and reservations, please visit www.carlton-stmoritz.ch or call +41 81 836 70 00.

Prices for the Outdoor Butler at Carlton Hotel St. Moritz are available upon request.

snow and cold weather this weekend in London

The snow is returning to London as we get a yellow warning for today and this weekend. Probably time to stock up on the hot water bottles and weekend munchies.

A code yellow when it comes to weather essentially means that the weather is very likely to happen and that people should be prepared. It is not as bad as amber and red which come after it.

Either way you can expect more snow, more travel issues and more road problems as the weekend temperature dips down to 1 with strong winds making it feel like 0 and -1.

On Sunday the weather warms up with a lovely burst of rain to make any nice white slow all mushy. Be ready for wet conditions after you have frozen your knackers off this weekend.

Image : The Guardian

Snow in LondonSnow is here! There is not a huge load of it but there is certainly enough to delay a few trains and just maybe enough to tell your boss it might be worth working at home tomorrow.

As it looks set to snow more this evening get ready for potentially crappy travel conditions tomorrow morning, maybe set your alarm clock an hour earlier.

There have been mixed reactions already to the snow this morning in London, going by Twitter we have had extremes of :

Sam S ‏@ArteSuaveSam : #fucking snow. Wish it would piss off.
It seems that #fuckingsnow is now a new hashtag so if you are a snow hater you can find fellow haters by searching it.
Anyone flying will be glad to know that Heathrow is mostly alright though they are suggesting you keep an eye on your flights just in case.
When it comes to trains for some strange reason the overground is doing just fine but there are severe delays on the underground. They were reported between Aldgate and Baker Street on the Metropolitan Line and The Northern line has also reported minor delays on TFL across the entire line.

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A snow sprinkled Tower of London even before the Ravens are out of bed... Quite,peaceful and maybe a little bit eerie


Snow in Hackney by text

Yep, we are that high tech now if you want a white Christmas all you need do is phone for it.

If you're on Rivington Street near Bedroom Bar and you want it to snow simply dial 020 3322 4824 and watch the snowflakes begin to fall.

It's a really wonderful and novel idea put together as part of the 'Make Hackney Sparkle' initiative.

Image : Destination Hackney