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Sun, 18th Mar 2012 - [sticky post] LATEST POSTS :-
WELCOME...
This once or twice weekly fashion journal is all about what celebrities should, and shouldn't, be wearing...good taste is simply everything !!
The aim of this journal is to give a much more in depth look at the major red carpet events. Unlike some other sites, there is minimal advertising and much more content - expect photo-heavy posts with fascinating details and interesting snippets of information - I usually go much further than your average fashion blog !!
So do come and join in the lively discussions about the awful things some stars choose to wear, the best and worst dresses, and my red carpet predictions from the runway shows.

There may also be various other intermittent posts:-
"Freak of the Week",  "Shoe Shocks", "Awful Wedding Dresses" and various other random goodies, as and when I discover them in my foraging down the back of the Internet !

So you are all very welcome to come and read and maybe join the discussion...


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Sat, 5th Apr 2014

CLEAR-OUT SALE IN PROGRESS…

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COME AND SEE MY E-BAY PAGE !!

I have recently got fed up with waiting for E-bay to have one of their free listings weekend, and decided instead to list everything that I have in stock that is either due for a half-price reduction in starting price, or really isn’t worth more than a mere 99p starting price anyway – and those of you who are e-bay aficionados will straight away realise that the 99p starting price is, of course, free to list !!

When I started to deal in vintage jewellery on e-bay, my monthly fees were in the region of £25 per month (gasp), and now that I have sussed it out better, and only list on the free listing weekends, my monthly fees are now down to around £3 – £4 per month – hurrah, quite a good reduction !!

Also, I would very much like to raise the standard of the goods I am selling, and this means clearing out everything that isn’t either branded, signed, hallmarked, or at least silver or gold-plated. I feel my jewellery ought to have a certain level of quality, I have decided, and that means a good old sort-out !!

Therefore, come and see some of the bargains that can be had from me this month…

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Tue, 25th Mar 2014
2 X MYSTERY BROOCHES FROM PARIS:-


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I have just posted a fascinating little piece about 2 really pretty brooches I obtained on e-bay recently, that have been proving a bit of a mystery to me - I have discovered the information about the first, so come and see if you can shed some light on the second !!

http://vintagejewelleryfun.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/mystery-brooches-from-paris/#more-144
Mon, 17th Mar 2014 - R.I.P. L'Wren Scott
R.I.P L'WREN SCOTT...

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I am totally shocked - and deeply saddened - to learn of the tragic death of amazing American fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment this morning. She was found hanged with a silk scarf in an apparently successful suicide bid.

Scott texted her assistant at 8:30 a.m. and requested that she come over, police sources said. When she arrived, she let herself into the apartment with a key, found the body and called 911. Police do not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine a cause of death. No suicide note was found.

She was only 49...

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Sun, 9th Mar 2014 - Oscars Vanity Fair Party 2014
THE VANITY FAIR OSCARS VIEWING PARTY 2014

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THE BEST AND THE WORST !!
The Oscar viewing parties hosted by Vanity Fair magazine are legendary of course, and if you're any kind of star in La-la-land, and you don't get that coveted invitation to the actual ceremony, then this is the place to be and to be seen !! The other big party of course, is hosted by Elton John in aid of his charity, the AIDS Foundation, and many stars get to go to both if they possibly can. The red carpet at the Vanity Fair Party has a much nicer back-drop than the AIDS Foundation Party, so I concentrated on that one and added in any stars then caught my eye from the other one if necessary. In the event, my Top Fifteen stars came from the Vanity Fair do, as did the five Worst Dressed fashion victims too...
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Tue, 4th Mar 2014 - Oscars 2014
THE 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS 2014

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THE BEST DRESSED !!
Yes - it's Oscars time again !! This year, the Kodak Theatre venue has been temporarily renamed the Hollywood & Highland Center, after the sad demise of the Kodak company last year, but it's still the same huge auditorium / theatre entertainment and shopping complex.
I have been hard at work sifting through all the red carpet pics, sorting out the very best and the very worst of the fashion choices from last night !! There were some very popular colour choices that came up again and again - plain white and plain black were the most popular, most of which came with beading, sequins, pleating, or lace !! As for colours, there were a few reds, but on the whole, pastel shades were out in force...peach, pale pink, pale blue and silvery-grey. Of course, there were some spectucalar jewellery and accessories on show too - I will be doing a special on them over at my jewellery blog here:-
http://vintagejewelleryfun.wordpress.com/
Do come and have a look, when you have a moment !!
In the meantime, come and see what everyone wore, and what some perhaps shouldn't have worn...

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Fri, 21st Feb 2014 - BAFTAs 2014
BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS 2014

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MY TOP TEN BEST DRESSED STARS !!
The BAFTAs were held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this year - a fitting and gorgeous venue, - followed by the inevitable after-party at Grosvenor House. This was a smaller affair than the big events over in La-la-land, but it's a very British affair nonetheless !! I have chosen my own personal Top 10 Best Dressed stars - see what you think?!!

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Sun, 16th Feb 2014 - Couture Fashion Week - SS 2014
COUTURE RED CARPET PICKS:-

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SPRING/SUMMER 2014

OK - Long story short - the Fashion Police Files will be staying here for the moment...here's why:-

I am about to backtrack on you all because it turns out that if I want to write picture-heavy posts with large photos side by side like these, Live Journal is the way to go...the main problem is that WordPress journals have a much narrower posting area, which means that I have to resize every picture individually to a maximum of 370 pixels wide, which is much smaller and not nearly so impactful - it's also a pain when you have a post with over a hundred pics in it !! It's fine for a personal blog, but for a fashion blog like this, the LJ format that I use in here is perfect, so for the time being at least, you'll be delighted to know that the Fashion Police Files stays here after all !! Sorry to muck you around, but sometimes you have to go and experiment with stuff like this.

For those of you who have followed me over to Word Press, I will be keeping the Fashion Police Files there up to date with links, and the other two journals I have created - my personal blog and my new jewellery journal will stay there - I don't mind having two platforms on the go, as I reach more people that way anyway !!

So here we are, with a look at Couture Fashion Week that happenend a few weeks ago, mainly in Paris of course, but with a few extra shows in New York. For the first time I am doing a combined post, because the Couture Week is no longer just a few designers - more and more designers are creating couture collections for their  made-to-measure clientèle, who are on the increase since the recession took hold - how strange is that ?!! Individual posts for each designer will be a massive job, and with New York Fashion Week already gone, London Fashion Week underway and the BAFTAs happening tonight, there is no time...

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Tue, 28th Jan 2014

FIVE DAYS IN KRAKOW…

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Yes – we have just returned from a very long weekend over in the city of Krakow, in Poland, to celebrate Marzena’s 40th birthday – one of our many Polish friends. We have been to Krakow before back in 2005, when another of our Polish friends, Iwona, got married to one of our equally numerous English friends, Paul. The post for that occasion is here :-

http://wendysrandomscribblings.wordpress.com/2005/09/08/fun-in-poland-part-3/

You may want to read that one in conjunction with this one, as I may refer back to it. Mainly because we revisited some places and got to see how other places have developed since then !!

Marzenka and her husband Simon got married here in Krakow just over two years ago, and now they have a young son, William, and they felt like revisiting the city of their marriage and having some friends along to celebrate it with. We had a marvellous weekend, with much eating, drinking, playing of games and fun – we had three very young children with us which made for a very different holiday indeed – for us anyway !!

This post has been written in my new WordPress blog, but I didn't want any of my Live Journal friends to miss it, even though it will take you half an hour to read it !!
The link is here:-

http://wendysrandomscribblings.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/krakow-fun/#more-363
Sat, 25th Jan 2014

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THE EIGHT WORST DRESSED STARS !!

The Screen Actor's Guild Awards are deemed to be a bit special in Hollywood as they are the only awards given and voted on by the actors themselves.
Come on over and see my own choices for the Best Dressed stars of the evening:-

http://fashionpolicefiles.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/sag-awards-worst-dressed/

Fri, 24th Jan 2014

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TOP TWENTY BEST DRESSED STARS !!

The Screen Actor's Guild Awards are deemed to be a bit special in Hollywood as they are the only awards given and voted on by the actors themselves.
Come on over and see my own choices for the Best Dressed stars of the evening:-

http://fashionpolicefiles.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/20th-sag-awards-2014/#more-826

Thu, 23rd Jan 2014 - Golden Globes 2

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After a long weekend break over in Krakow, to celebrate one of my Polish friend’s 40th birthday, here I am back in the UK to get stuck in to the Worst Dressed at the Golden Globes – before launching into the next awards ceremony – the SAG Awards which happened on Sunday evening !!

There weren’t really that many awful choices at the Golden Globes, but the ones I’ve picked out here should really have been rethought by the stylist, or indeed the star concerned, in my opinion, for various reasons !!

Come and take a look :-

http://fashionpolicefiles.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/golden-globes-2014-2/#more-796

Thu, 16th Jan 2014

THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2014

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Last Sunday evening,  the Awards Season for 2014 got off to a great start with the first really big awards show in the annual round - the Golden Globes. Come on in and see what I liked the best on the red carpet, and see if you agree with my choices !! For the first time, this has been written on my WordPress blog, so true to my word, here's the link:-

http://fashionpolicefiles.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/golden-globes-2014/#more-705
Tue, 7th Jan 2014 - New Year Announcement !!
A BELATED HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !!

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A DECISION & AN ANNOUNCEMENT !!

This is a teensy bit late I know, but I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break, and is looking forward to a new and creative year to come. I certainly am, and of late,  I have come to a startling decision regarding my two journal at Live Journal.com...

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Wed, 1st Jan 2014 - Happy New Year 2014
HAVE A FABULOUS YEAR...

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Here's to a Bright New Year, and a fashionably stylish 2014 !!

Like me, you are probably reviewing what you may, or may not have achieved during the year, and are currently making some New Year's Resolutions ? Funny thing, resolutions - they have a habit of coming back to haunt you at the end of the year, particularly if you didn't quite achieve what you set out to achieve in January 2013. Are you looking back ruefully and making resolutions that appear to be identical to the last lot ?!! Well, cheer up - for I have created some truly amazing Fashion Resolutions that are both astoundingly easy to keep, and as a result you will look ten times better, and possibly a bit slimmer too - without even dieting !!

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FABULOUS E-BID & E-BAY SALES !!

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BIG & BOLD 1980s JEWELLERY FOR SALE !! COME AND SEE...

Yes - you're possibly thinking that this gorgeous enamel butterfly brooch looks  a tad familiar ?!! Well, I had one for sale a while ago and now I have another !! In fact, I have two, one of which I am keeping for myself !!
The dealer who sold me this one tells me that it was designed by a company called 'West', who specialised in gold-plated enamelled jewellery like this. They were in business up until the early 90s, and when the company closed their business down, he bought up a lot of their left-over stock, and is now selling it on e-bay as well as in his own shop !!  I loved this and rather regretted selling it on the first time around...
See what other items I currently have for sale, not only on e-bay, but also e-bid - another similar auction site where I have devised my own shop, called 'Butterfly Bay'...

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Wed, 27th Nov 2013 - American Music Awards 2013
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2013

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THE BEST & WORST DRESSED !!

On Sunday evening, we had the latest of the Autumn's Music Awards Shows in the US - the American Music Awards 2013 were given out at a huge ceremony with many stars performing on stage, and much partying going on into the night afterwards !! Lots of great outfits and I have to say, lots of rather restrained looks from stars who are usually outrageous - you'll see who I'm talking about as we go through...

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Tue, 19th Nov 2013 - ES Theatre Awards 2013
LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS 2013

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LOTS OF LOVELY DRESSES !!

The London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held at the Savoy Hotel in town on Sunday, and there were quite a few pretty frocks on show, some of them daringly revealing despite the cold night air !! Come and see who turned out for the most prestigious theatre awards of the year...
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Tue, 12th Nov 2013 - MTV EMAs 2013
MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS 2013

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THE BEST, THE WORST - AND THE MOST OUTLANDISH !!

This Sunday, the 10th November, was the occasion of the latest Music awards from those nice people at MTV - the Europe Music Awards 2013 were handed out at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and the whole occasion was a whole-hearted celebration of everything that Euro-Pop has come to mean...Eurovision - eat yer heart out !!

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Sat, 26th Oct 2013 - Best Christmas Windows ever !!
BEST CHRISTMAS WINDOWS EVER !!

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DYSON REINDEER & OTHER FABULOUS CREATURES - COME AND SEE...

Yes - all of us at Peter Jones had the absolute pleasure of unveiling our amazing Christmas windows on the world yesterday, after two whole weeks of being shrouded in darkness and secrecy - and for once, we the VM team had nothing to do with it !! If you're not already befriended to my personal journal, this may be the post that gets you convinced !!

http://wendylady1.livejournal.com/94394.html