QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – August 29, 2014

LUST-HAVE: Thela Bag in soft stone by Meli Melo

Thela Bag in soft stone by Meli Melo


QUICK READS: Some of my top picks for stories relating to fashion, interior design, architecture, entertainment, celebrities and travel, including JK Rowling, Downton Abbey and Paris news…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Budget kitchen inspiration

INSPIRATION ON A BUDGET: Beautiful IKEA kitchen by housetweaking.com via myLusciousLife.com

DESIGN ON A BUDGET: I’m loving this IKEA KITCHEN via @housetweaking. Just about everything is from IKEA except the lights and the backsplash, I think.

See our photo galleries for heaps more ideas:

Natasha xx



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

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

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PERSONAL UPDATE: Channelling my inner Edith Wharton…


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Hi Luscious Lifers,

A quick note to say that I’m trying to make some more headway with the novel at the moment, so there probably won’t be any new posts today.

Please do remember to scroll through the blog and the shop – perhaps pick a random page number at the bottom of the main blog page or one of the “you might also like” links and see where you end up?

And there’s all the content on FacebookPinterestInstagramYouTubeGoogle+ and Twitter too, of course.

Thanks for your support!

Natasha xx

PS. Read more about one of my literary inspirations: Edith Wharton.



LUSCIOUS SHOP: See what’s new in “Cocktail dresses and evening gowns”

LUSCIOUS SHOP Cocktail dresses and evening gowns

See what’s new in our Cocktail dresses and evening gowns section of the Luscious Shop



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



GIVING AND RECEIVING HELP: A word about depression and suicide

HOPE: A word about depression


GIVING AND RECEIVING HELP: In light of today’s terrible news about Robin Williams, please be extra thoughtful when it comes to your own mental health and that of others who are suffering.

It may come as a shock to some of you to learn I’ve suffered from depression for many years and it’s totally sucks, to be put it crudely.

I did contemplate suicide along the way but am so glad I sought help. I look back and feel grateful for friends, family and complete strangers who got me through it. And as you can see from the Luscious blog, I really do lead a luscious life today and value every minute of it.

Asking for and receiving help is the only answer, and I encourage anyone who needs it to google the options, such as:

I hope by giving you a glimpse into my own experience that it will help take away some of the stigma, and get us talking more broadly about finding solutions.

Please take care of yourself and others.

Natasha xx