Gogo Philip – Vintage Luxe Jewellery

If you frequent Topshop’s flagship store in Oxford Circus you may well have heard of Gogo Philip Vintage Bijoux. The vintage luxe costume jewellery is making waves with fashionistas and fashionistos alike and is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine.

The jewellery is, to coin a phrase from Mr. Moschino himself, “cheap and chic” it’s made in Milan yet it’s all priced under £40!

Gogo Philip is the brainchild of Milanese banker Georgi (Gogo) Philip Pekinov, who is also responsible for super cool jewellery label Toy-me (which is stocked in Number 22 on Carnaby St).

Gogo takes inspiration from the past 4 decades, new designs are constantly being produced and added to the collection and are available in 6 Topshops around the UK, (Oxford St – London, Middlesborough, Leicester, Arndale Centre – Manchester, Bromley, and Preston) and GogoPhilip.com

Lifestyle photos modeled by Leanne Elliot and Loulou Dudman; and was photographed by Mari Sarai


Today I reminded myself of Monica Geller from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in the episode where she makes a New Years resolution to take more pictures of everyone including herself!

I was given a new camera a couple of weeks ago by a dear friend of mine, Mr. Dibbens. Of course I’ve used it loads since then and it comes with me everywhere I go, but today was the first chance I’ve had to go through the manual. I got half way through (to page 98!) and had to go round FDHQ getting snap happy with everything!

Work in progress…

My Naomi doesn’t have any patches…

Statement sunnies…

I’m gearing up to get the sewing machine out again…

My ceramic Hello Kitty money bank that I got from the airport on the way back from Marbella 2007

For some reason I have jewellery in every room! My Dad got my name on a rice grain somewhere in Europe when I was about 7yrs old, it still looks perfect.

My Mum bought me a car the day after I passed my test 7 yrs ago, I still have it! Not a scratch on it, bit dusty though.

Lotions and potions…

Trainerspotter T-shirt “Mike Love Not War”

Tea and cupcakes…

Thank goodness no-one was here, they’d probably have given me a few choice words. I was like a tourist in my own home! Some are alright, some are bad, practice makes perfect I guess.

Noel Clarke’s ‘4321’ Premiere

Tuesday 25th May…

Robinson Pfeffer Showroom visit and Noel Clarke’s ‘4321’ Premiere!!!

Today I spent the day with Ashley Madekwe, we made early afternoon trip down to the Robinson Pfeffer showroom where we saw some great Australian brands that will be breaking into the UK fashion scene any time soon.

Our faves were:

Sosume – we were lured by the jersey!

Stolen Girlfriends Club – some of the collection is a lil Wang-esque and the jewellery is super cute!

Tina Kalivas – inspired by totempoles

Lucy Hutchings – Fashion forward jewellery with some She-ra esque pieces

Beau Coops – Amazing footwear brand, on point with their collection

After the showroom visit we headed back to Belsize Park to get ready for the premiere of Noel Clarke’s new film ‘4321’ starring Emma Roberts, Ophelia Lovibond, Tamsin Egerton, and Shanika Warren-Markland as the leads.

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Cast from L-R: Emma Roberts, Ophelia Lovibond, Noel Clarke, Tamsin Egerton, Shanika Warren-Markland

Organised as we are we ordered the taxi early, we hmm’d and ahh’d about whether we should go for Addison Lee or Swiss Cars. In the end we went for the latter as we had, had a bad experience with the former before. By the time the taxi came, I still had the mad dash before I left the house “have I got everything, let me rub that last bit of lotion in  my legs, I can do my boots up in the car” I’m sure you know how it is. Even though we had called the cab to arrive to us an hour before we needed to be there, he took the most ridiculous route and got us stuck in traffic for hmm about 20 mins!!!

We had a car pass and all for us to hop out the car straight onto the red carpet, alas we had to jump out on Piccadilly and walk the rest of the way braving the wind in our hair and up our skirts! When we did finally push through the crowds it was great, fans and paps alike were screaming Ashley’s name for autographs and photo ops. I got caught in the background of one of them as Iddo (the boy, as she so affectionately calls him) told me as soon as we got home 😀

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Ashley on the red carpet (me in the background)

After the screening we made our way to the after party (via McDonalds, both having Quarter Cheese Meals one plain, one no pickles or onions, coke and still fanta). We did a lap to look for Noel to congratulate him on the film, couldn’t see him on the fist lap so we went to the bar for a cocktail. Spotted Noel after 5mins who quickly ushered us to the VIP area, where we spoke with actress Ophelia Lovibond (who is lovely), met Noel’s wife (complemented her on Clarke Jr. who makes a cameo in the film) and were offered mini burgers (which we couldn’t take advantage of due to the earlier McDonalds!)

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The lovely Ophelia Lovibond

After writing this, I realise that I should’ve taken pics of absolutely everything! I love visuals! Oh well, on to the next one…