Monthly Archives: September 2014

Black and Gold at Petits Bisous


The winter season is a time to hibernate with your lover, turn the heating up and walk around the house in exquisite lingerie. Why would you get dressed when you can feel empowered and gorgeous nearly naked.

Based in the heart of Chelsea, the Petits Bisous boutique is a haven for lovers of beautiful lingerie. Their collections range from simply gorgeous everyday essentials to the ultimate fantasy outfit, with every kind of seductive lingerie you can imagine in between. Stocking high end couture brands, collections created exclusively for them by some of Europe’s leading lingerie designers and now the Petits Bisous own brand collection, there is certain to be something special for everybody.

Check out this black and gold piece of lingerie available at Petits Bisous to add a little bit of luxe to your life.

Amal Alamuddin Wedding Dress Photos


Move over Brad and Angelina because the wedding photos we all care about have finally been published.

People and Hello Magazine have finally revealed the first images Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney’s weekend nuptials in Venice.

The human rights lawyer married in a stunning off-the-shoulder, French lace Oscar de la Renta gown. The wedding gown was hand-embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents, featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and a full circular train.

George opted for a stylish Armani suit which is part of Georgio Armani’s Made to Measure collection, the black tuxedo in ultra-fine wool/cashmere was paired with a white shirt, black bow tie and oxfords in smooth, brushed black leather. (To finish off his look, Clooney wore customised cufflinks, a gift from his bride, with “George” inscribed in Arabic.)


Pick of the day: Exotic Fish Leather Cardholders…


We are working hard here at MaisonDuVann HQ to put together a Christmas gift guide to die for. We couldn’t help but share with you these Exotic Fish Leather Cardholders from The Clothing Lounge .

Premium label Eddie Handmade have produced an exotic collection of fine fish leather cardholders which you can use to store multiple bank or business cards in your clutch – getting rid of any bulky purses you maybe schlepping around. Shopping has never been easier or more beautiful than with these artisanal cases.

These cases are just £60 and come in a matt or gloss rainbow colour palette finished with a gold plated closing stud and soft yet durable finish.

To find out more visit 

NEON marks Jason Orange’s departure in style…


I’m going to be honest to you – I’m devastated! Jason Orange is leaving Take That?! Honestly, news hasn’t been this heartbreaking since the 1996 split!

However, at MaisonDuVann HQ we’ve paused the Take That streaming and we’ve been temporarily cheered up by  the news from NEON.

Luxury British trainer brand NEON has renamed Carrot Orange trainers, “The Jason” in his honour.

Head designer and managing director at NEON, Sarah-Jayne Newey, comments:  “The team at NEON has been left both shocked and confused by the news that Jason Orange has left Take That, we grew up with their carefully crafted melodies and dreams of being Lulu and touring the world, for that to now have ended is devastating.  As we are launching our debut collection ‘Our Girl Rules The City’ we have decided to remember what was once great, rather than let this news cast a shadow over our launch.

In tribute to Take That, we have decided to re-name our Carrot Orange NEON trainers, ‘The Jason’.  May the memory of Take That, choreographed dance routines and co-ordinated leather outfits live on through our luxury British trainers.”

For those wishing to commemorate Jason Orange’s time with the band Take That, they can head over to the NEON Footwear Kick Starter page and pledge to receive their very own pair of ‘The Jason’.

So whilst Jason may not be coming back to us at least we can have some funky new trainers to help ease the pain.


Pick Of The Day: Brighton Brogues


Footwear doesn’t get any fancier than these beautiful Brighton Brogues from Yull.

Determined to get you kicking off Autumn in style, these brogues are the perfect smart casual mix, adding a masculine edge to even the mose feminine of outfits.

The Brighton Brogues collection are available in Hot Pink, Electric Blue and Emerald Green and just £85 a pair from














1. YSL FOUNDATION 24 HOUR FOUNDATION Yves Saint Laurent introduces the first 24 hour foundation, promising flawless coverage, comfort and lightness of texture. The matt staying power is derived from a combination of sensorial and volatile oils which, upon contact with the skin, evaporate leaving a veil of pigment. The Lipophilic active ingredient was first used to capture stellar dust particles in outer space. It can absorb 4 times its weight in sebum, keeping your face shine-free all day.

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Foundation, £30.50.






2. Heel Genius from Soap and Glory

Better than a pedicure? It renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot
cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money.
Featuring allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid
Massage a generous layer onto clean feet every night [or at least as often as you remember].
Slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep.
tracy rose hat
3. Tracy Rose Hats
And now for something that little bit different!  I met this designer at #LFW last week and her
creations are almost more wonderful in the flesh than in the press!
4. H&M Studio line at Selfridges patent leather mule boots in darkest blue (almost black) and
can be worn with black accessories.  The most comfortable footwear I have purchased in a
while.   £59.99
5.  Topshop Website for Fashion Week and edits
Let’s face it…We are british, who doesn’t love Topshop.  But their Website has come into a game
all of it’s own and has established the league to be in!  Whether you want to shop the FROW edit
or some of the capsule pieces ahead of the season … Yes, that’s right SS15 pieces are available
Wishing you all a fun and flirty weekend
Peace and happiness

LFW with Lello Pagnotta Creative Furs

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LFW with Lello Pagnotta Creative Furs

We started #LFW on a high! But the best part was attending this show from Lello Pagnotta, the genius and artistry with which his designs are created are second to none, and it is no surprise to learn that he works with the highest of haute couture labels such as Dior, Valentino, Fendi to name a few.

Not only is the man an absolute master craftsman, but also one of the nicest gentlemen it has ever been my pleasure to meet.

His show was fabulous, highlighting some of his brilliance…

Enjoy! I certainly will in my new butterfly mink jacket!!

Lello Pagnotta showcase

In Love, Peace and Happiness


How to apply false lashes…

strip lashes







How to apply false lashes…

A video tutorial consider it a dummy guide if you like!  Chat online with us if you need extra help


Hints & Tips

1. Let the glue dry until tacky before adhering

2. Use white/clear glue the black is very messy

3. Try cutting the strip in half and cross the middle section over to shorten and add emphasis to the centre of the eye

Happy trialling!












Tiger Nuts are actually NOT nuts, they are a tuber that grows below the ground’s surface. They have all of the nutrients and energy benefits of nuts and then some, but without the stuff that can adversely affect allergies.

Original Tiger Nuts” have so much good stuff in them that you might say it’s unbelievable, but it’s a fact! They are packed with fibrevitamins and nutrients delivering a serious wallop of energy. They are perfect for health minded people. The large quantity of fibre make you feel full, which of course helps curb your appetite.  They are available Peeled Organic and patented Supreme Peeled varieties.

If you want to see how GLUTEN FREE Tiger Nuts are grown organically and harvested in the fields of Spain watch the video

If you want to look after your body, stay healthy and enjoy exercise you need to make sure that your body gets the right fuel? Make these sweet tasting all natural, gluten free Tiger Nuts, a part of your healthy lifestyle.











1. It is London Fashion Week Hooray (we are the best!) all the shows, the parties, the invites and the glamorous excitement!!!



2. Harrods Shoe Heaven, we thought bliss was Selfridges Shoe Gallery until this happened…



3. Very Exclusive is launching and we are so excited.  High end luxury with the Very payment model what could be better?


4. Loving the new Rihanna collection at Mac, try with a subtle (bit of a dichotomy I know) black lip line and infill with the lipstick and gloss #SURREAL! notice how you feel bolder too!!


5. Absolutely loving the new eyeshadow sticks/pencils galore.  Visit @SelfridgesBeauty for the best in show!


Have a shop filled fun fuelled weekend.