Friday Shopping Fix – Lustworthy Picks from Selfridges

It’s Friday again, and oh how the months are flying by. Friday on Fashion-Mommy always features a range of beautiful items that you could purchase as a pay-day treat, things that often have discounts or are at sale prices.

But this week I wanted to show you some beautiful, money really isn’t any object pieces I have been dreaming of from Selfridges. Items that I have on a virtual shopping list just in case my Euro Millions ticket comes up tonight. These are my lust objects, my objects of desire – some of my favourite pieces of the moment. And if my numbers come up tonight whilst I’m enjoying some family time in Wales (sans laptop), I will make sure I put an order in first thing on Monday morning.

This Roland Mouret dress is just beautiful with its intricate folds, and could be another perfect choice for the Duchess of Cambridge, who wowed in a Mouret dress last week.

ROLAND MOURET Mirah gown £2,100.00 click to visit Selfridges

This cotton canvas coat is just made for the androgynous angular beauty of Tilda Swinton. Striking in white simplicity, I am quite simply blown away by the beauty of this garment.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Cotton-canvas coat £1,595.00 click to visit Selfridges

Not usually a fan of Barbour jackets, but this just screams Britain, the jubilee and mod culture, all in one fabulous jacket.

BARBOUR Best of British International jacket £215.00 click to visit Selfridges

This Stella McCartney jumpsuit is simply stunning. A definite tribute to Studio 54, Bianca Jagger would’ve looked fabulous strutting her stuff in this in 1978.

STELLA MCCARTNEY Wide-leg jumpsuit £890.00 click to visit Selfridges

The Del Rey has arrived and a bit like the wonderful Lana herself, it is divine. I would love to get my hands on the classic black, and hubby has promised me that if her wins the lottery this week – he will buy it for me.

MULBERRY Del Rey spongy bag 34cm £795.00 click to visit Selfridges

What’s not to love about the Alexander McQueen Marvel peep toe coats. A glorious salmon shade of pink, pretty studded platform, and wonderful and rather cute skull adornment on the front. Tres Magnifique!

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Marvel peep-toe court shoes £615.00 click to visit Selfridges

This Cavalli dress could’ve been made for Gwyneth Paltrow, it is so sleek and sexy. I’ve been a fan of Roberto after I asked him a question on the Vogue website and he not only answered, he tweeted me to say thank you! What a legend!

ROBERTO CAVALLI Open-front embellished gown £1,285.00 click to visit Selfridges

A jubilee souvenir that you will cherish. Penhaligons Jubilee Bouquet was first created for the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and is a gorgeous floral confection of jasmine and green lily.  Very pretty.

PENHALIGONS Anthology Jubilee Bouquet eau de toilette 100ml £110.00 click to visit Selfridges

Asa huge fan of Princess Diana, I am fascinated  by this wonderful replica tiara from Diva Tiaras, based on The Cambridge Lovers knot tiara worn by the Princess.

DIVA TIARAS Replica Princess Diana tiara £99.00 click to visit Selfridges

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Penhaligans Launch Juniper Sling in true 1920s style.

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The last few weeks have been full of fabulous launches, and one of the most enjoyable was the launch of the gorgeous Juniper Sling at the Penhaligon’s Covent Garden store. This was a special bloggers event with a real ‘Bright Young things’ feel. Flappers, the Charleston, roaring twenties news-stories about the likes of Stephen Tennant and Brenda Dean Paul and a bar serving an arresting array of Gin Cocktails made this a launch party to remember.

The launch was to celebrate the newest addition to the iconic Penhaligon’s fragrance family. ‘Juniper Sling’,  as the name may suggest, has been inspired by London Dry Gin. A heady, intoxicating scent that has a freshness that makes it the perfect unisex fragrance, ‘Juniper Sling’ has been created for Penhaligon’s by the master perfumer,  Olivier Cresp. The smell is totally addictive, in Penhaligon’s own words, which frankly can’t be bettered;- “For enigmatic boys and girls, Juniper Sling is a crisp cocktail shot of gin with the freshness of juniper, cool measures of angelica and brandy and a beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris. A gourmand base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber add sensuality to the scent.”

With all this in mind, Penhaligon’s planned a launch party that made the most of the spirit of the 1920s. Knockout cocktails containing Gin, cranberry and black pepper (yes..strange, but totally lush!) were on offer, whilst a pair of dancers spirited from 1926 showed guests some simple Charleston steps. The beautiful decor of Penhaligon’s echoed to the sounds of the Bright Young Things, whilst guests were also treated to special lessons in the art of fragrance layering, a way of making your fragrance last all day long. The air was alive with the beautiful fragrance of Penhaligons scents,  as testers of every single fragrance was available for guests to experience, whilst the knowledgable staff were able to suggest new fragrances based on your past choices. I was introduced to some new florals based on my previous  love of Bluebell.


Everyone had a fabulous night and left with a special handbag size atomiser of Juniper Sling, along with some 1920s style advertising postcards.  A wonderful way to experience the English treasure trove that is Penhaligon’s – a vintage style apothecary in the heart of the 21st Century!

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling Eau de Toilette 50ml £78


Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling Eau de Toilette 100ml £110