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EMMY AWARDS 2014: Frockage photo gallery

BEST RED CARPET: Christine Baranski in Zac Posen - Emmys 2014 red carpet photos

My favourite: The elegant Christine Baranski from “The Good Wife” wearing Zac Posen


HOLLYWOOD GLAM: Here’s a look at the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) frocks from the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards, with lots of red, orange, coral, black and white…

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LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Inspiration for, and insight into, my “Violet Champion” novel - beautiful desk area with books and chandelier

LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Luscious Lifers, I thought some of you might like a little insight into my “Violet Champion” novel…

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FASHION MEETS FILM: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter Emma Ferrer by Richard Avedon's grandson Michael Avedon for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Emma Ferrer in Carolina Herrera via Net-a-Porter


FASHION HISTORY: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer is photographed by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014…

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LAUREN BACALL: To Have and Have Not – “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?”

LUSCIOUS ICON: Lauren Bacall


Oh dear, another day, another sad passing.

Lauren Bacall has died, aged 89, confirmed by her son via Twitter. She was one of my icons.

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RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS: O Captain, My Captain…



UPDATE: Sorry for anyone who popped into visit and the video stopped working – I’ve found a new version.

The best scene ever, from Dead Poet’s Society.

Prepared to cry again when you watch it. Sorry about the poor quality and the sudden ending, but do consider re-watching the whole film again.

I’m so very sorry about the passing of the great Robin Williams. My condolences to his family and friends.

Natasha xx



QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – August 6, 2014

ROYAL STYLE: Duchess of Cambridge in Belgium in a cream colored coat from Alexander McQueen August 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a cream Alexander McQueen coat,
Jane Taylor Millinery hat and her trusty LK Bennett pumps, 
Belgium commemorating the centennial of World War I – August 2014


NEWS AND GOSSIP: Fashion, television, royals, celebrities, travel tips and more…

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Jamie Cullum singing “Pure Imagination”



This song is one of our favourites in Chez Luscious.

So make a batch of martinis, light some candles, and have a slow dance with someone you love.

Natasha xx




LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: The “other” Saint Laurent film trailer with Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent


 Sorry, no English subtitles!


It’s odd seeing this trailer, having recently watched the rival 2014 Yves Saint Laurent movie starring Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne, as YSL and Pierre Berge respectively. Read more about it here.

This alternate film, called simply Saint Laurent, is due for release in September. It’s co-written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and starring Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent, Jérémie Renier as Pierre Bergé and Louis Garrel as Jacques de Bascher. Read more about it here.

Are you so devoted to fashion that you will see both? I know it sounds a bit silly when they look identical, but I probably will!

Natasha xx



ROYALTY: Happy first birthday Prince George of Cambridge!

Prince George turns 1!

BIRTHDAY BOY: As Prince George of Cambridge turns one today (July 22), I thought we should take a look at some of his gorgeous pictures…

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LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 4

INSPIRED BY EAST ASIA: Phography by tom parker

Continuing with our look at style inspired by Asia, here’s PART 4

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