Archive for September, 2011

Einstein Wrong & Dr Who Real?

September 23, 2011 - 4:25 pm No Comments

Apparently physicists at Cern have found (having undertaken an experiment 15,000 times) that neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light – because they got to their destination faster than expected (because of Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity)

Obviously Gecko has always said that the scientists have got it all wrong… but perhaps this is the proof, which would mean Dr Who can travel in time – here’s more..

BA goes Vintage

September 21, 2011 - 2:14 pm No Comments

The new BA advert was launched at 11am today… tapping into the huge current ‘vintage’ phenomena…

London Fashion Week – Invitations

September 20, 2011 - 11:51 am No Comments

It’s London Fashion Week – Gecko’s sticky feet started their days in the glamorous world of the fashion business, so we always have an interest… sadly we don’t receive invites, but it seems Stylist Mag does!

Their review of the invitations is interesting – some of the invites are definitely better conceived than the garments on the catwalk!

Gecko’s personal choice? We love the Clements Ribeiro invitation.

Vintage launches Westfield Stratford

September 19, 2011 - 1:54 pm 1,024 Comments

Gecko, loves the fact that everything ‘vintage’ is very of the moment right now – with Downton Abbey, the House of Elliot, The Hour, Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes, Mad Men, and more there’s been no end to the fabulous fashions to watch on the TV.

Last week Westfield, Stratford, London launched and it took the vintage theme for its great video on youtube – which of course gained masses of editorial
Watch for yourself…

Moo… On Shelf Now!

September 15, 2011 - 9:36 am No Comments

During a visit to our local Waitrose, Gecko was delighted to see that Moo Free was on the shelf!
And, it was obvious that people had been buying the delicious Moo Free chocolate drops and Moo Free chocolate bars too!

We couldn’t resist – so we bought some of this fabulous dairy free chocolate too as a little treat – yummy!

Moo Free In Waitrose

Moo Free In Waitrose

Celebrating Hobbs 30th Birthday!

September 14, 2011 - 4:14 pm No Comments
Hobbs Oxford

Hobbs Oxford

Yesterday Gecko went to Oxford – not to admire the Dreaming Spires of Oxford, but for the exclusive launch of the, vintage inspired, 30th anniversary collection at the Hobbs store, as a guests of Hobbs’ lovely marketing ladies.

Freixenet Sponsored the fizz

Freixenet Sponsored the fizz

Freixenet sponsored Hobbs events in 72 of its stores nationwide – which is part of an ongoing partnership that has worked well for each brand. We had a lovely time, the team there are great and the collection for autumn/ winter 2011 to mark the 30th Birthday is fabulous! Lots of vintage inspired pieces from Jackie O neat suits and cute 60s styled a-line dresses to funky leopard print platforms and sexy Emma Peel boots… and some great prints.

We wandered around the store with the other guests (30 at most per store) tried on some clothes and loved all the shoes – there was a raffle to win a pair of shoes at 1981 prices which was very exciting!! And, we were of course treated to a glass or two of Freixenet bubbly – which the other shoppers enjoyed as well! And we left with a goodie bag too.

Shoes, shopping and fizz!

Shoes, shopping and fizz!

A lovely way to spend a Tuesday evening – with thanks to the team at Hobbs!

Strictly Speaking

September 4, 2011 - 12:49 pm 991 Comments

Brendan Cole meeting one of the Gecko Team

Brendan Cole meeting one of the Gecko Team

Strictly speaking…Only a week until we find out who will be dancing! Gecko recently worked with Brendan Cole and we discovered what a thoroughly decent guy he was – and learned a few dance steps too. So, of course we will be supporting Brendan in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – but who will his partner be?

Something Fizzy For The Weekend

September 2, 2011 - 10:11 am 998 Comments

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir

If you’re looking for something delicious to drink at the weekend, look no further than – Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir. It’s fresh, fruity and available in Waitrose… with a comment from Terry Kirby in the Independent On Sunday following a sampling.