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Quitting the European Court of Human Rights: “Worth a Try”, Eagle Eye

Quitting the European Court of Human Rights: “Worth a Try”

By way of a footnote to my article in The Independent on Sunday about David Cameron’s trouble with the European Convention on Human Rights, I have had second thoughts.
It occurred to me after the newspaper went to press last night that the Prime Minister could escape the crash for which he seems to be setting himself [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 3:58 pm

Margaret Howell, Notebook

Margaret Howell

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 11:59 am

LFW – Louise Gray, Notebook

LFW – Louise Gray

The audience was transported into Louise Gray’s eccentric world of design (complete with dry ice) today when she presented her latest collection at the On/Off Show-space.
Patchwork bloomers, head harnesses strapped with inflatable rings and balls, heeled polka dot and metallic wellies and multi-coloured miss-matched prints made for a suitably surreal collection.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 12:19 am

LFW – Clements Ribeiro, Notebook

LFW – Clements Ribeiro

Paisley prints which smudged into nothing were impressive at Clements Ribeiro earlier.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 12:09 am

LFW – House of Holland, Notebook

LFW – House of Holland

The invites were printed on bingo cards, the after-show party invites are bingo pens, so it’s no guessing what the House of Holland’s collection was to be based on, and it was done in the designer’s usual tongue-in-cheek humour.
Country living was the theme here – candy coloured tweeds suits, bingo ball printed trousers, lace-trimmed chiffon [...]

By | Notebook | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:59 pm

LFW – Kinder, Uncategorized

LFW – Kinder

This ‘Handbag Orchid’ was left on guests seats of the Kinder show earlier today. The designer says the orchid ‘best symbolises the style antithesis’ that he uses in his collection. It references Kinder Aggugini’s prevailing inspiration for his designs – If Sid Vicious had married Coco Chanel, ‘this flower mixes gritty exposed roots with charming [...]

By | | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:30 pm

LFW – Betty Jackson, Notebook

LFW – Betty Jackson

Jackson’s collection was a riot of fabrics. Fleeced boiled wools, thick wooly lace and cashmere made up this beautifully tactile collection of long knitted dresses, oversized mix-media coats and printed chiffon dresses.
(please excuse the blurry pics)

By | Notebook | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:06 pm

Is this the Monster of Lake Windermere?, Eagle Eye

Is this the Monster of Lake Windermere?

Too easy, as my informant says. Number 513, asked by Paul Byrne at the Mirror.
And bonus marks to Dr Ian Winfield, a lake ecologist at the University of Lancaster, who is quoted as saying:
It’s possible that it’s a catfish from Eastern Europe.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 1:12 pm

Cricket World Cup: Have England turned a corner?, Sport

Cricket World Cup: Have England turned a corner?

It seems like only yesterday that England were once again demolished by a ruthless and vengeful Australia by six wins to one, the same scoreline that Andrew Flintoff’s side suffered four years ago. A complete reshuffle of the line-up, players returning from injury and trials for fringe players seems to have given the side a healthier, more invigorated look.

By | Sport | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 12:07 pm

Blue blood and red cheeks: does David Cameron look like King William IV?, Eagle Eye

Blue blood and red cheeks: does David Cameron look like King William IV?

Number 512 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Political Scrapbook.
Thank you to garlick47.
Number 511 was asked yesterday by Toby Harnden of the Telegraph:
Will Osama bin Laden end up at Guantanamo Bay?

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 10:47 pm

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