MHM: More Than Just A Music Festival?

The sixth Latitude Festival kicks off today and if you’re looking to get away from it all look no further than this chilled-out eclectic weekend in Henham Park, Suffolk.

With a lineup including Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus a huge variety of comedy, art, poetry, and cabaret, Latitude has fast become THE place to relax, chill and embrace the festival spirit this summer!

For info visit: http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/

HOUSE OF SASSI rates Latitude Festival’s chilled-out vibe a 4/5

FHN: Kate Flies the Flag for British and American Fashion

Kate Middleton (or should we now be saying Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge?) is cementing her status as a British fashion icon this week as she visits the USA.

Normally a fan of British designers, Kate mixed up her fashion choices on her arrival in California with a gorgeous green Diane von Furstenburg dress, which she wore for a private reception. Earlier in the week Kate went back to British with a Roksanda Ilincic sheath dress, joining fans including Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron.

 HOUSE OF SASSI rates Kate Middleton’s Diane von Furstenburg dress at 4/5.

Young Gun Ed Sheeran Releases New Single

Let the countdown to the album launch begin….

Suffolk-born singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran’s new single ‘Young Guns’ was released on iTunes yesterday along with the opportunity for fans to pre-order his debut album. The eagerly awaited single is a collaboration with Yasmin, Lewi White, Griminal and Devlin.

Everyone at HOUSE OF SASSI is excited for the release of Ed’s album on September 12th, which people are already pre-ordering, highlighting the huge success Ed has enjoyed in recent months. His debut single ‘The A Team’ peaked at No.3 in the charts, and he has a huge list of upcoming tour and festival dates throughout the summer. Add that to a huge fan base dating back to his days as a YouTube phenomenon, and it seems that Ed’s music is really receiving the recognition it deserves.

Ed has already rocked several of the summer’s most talked about festivals, including Glastonbury, Beach Break Live, and most recently the iTunes festival, with a headline set at Latitude in Southwold later this month. Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on festival tickets, as Ed will continue to tour the UK this summer with gigs lined up all over the country in between festival appearances.

For anyone not familiar with Ed’s music, HOUSE OF SASSI recommends that you watch his YouTube acoustic sessions, filmed by SBTV, the top broadcaster for new music.  Ed’s music is a mix of acoustic folk, soul, hip hop and indie, and most songs include a freestyle rap, or a mashup (check out his own song, Wake Me Up, which he mixes with Gyptian’s Hold Yuh).

Last week, Ed’s album cover was unveiled, a pastel drawing of the singer by London based artist Philip Butah. If you’re unable to wait for the album’s release, several of Ed’s EPs, including ‘One Take’ and ‘Loose Change’, which contains ‘The A Team’ are available on iTunes. In the meantime we suggest that music lovers should check out Ed’s Youtube videos, including his fantastic SBTV performance of ‘You Need Me’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temYymFGSEc

Have a listen, and tell us what you think!

MHM: Bluey Robinson Takes On the iTunes Festival as ‘Showgirl’ Popularity Grows

Music Hit or Miss”

Bluey Robinson’s debut single ‘Showgirl’ has been out for just over a month but already the London-based singer/songwriter is in high demand, and set to take his music even further as he gears up to play the iTunes Festival on Sunday 17th July.

Bluey already has an enormous fan base thanks to his Youtube videos, several of which show him performing acoustic street sessions all over London and Paris. The video for ‘Showgirl’, co-starring Made in Chelsea‘s Funda Onal, currently holds over 240,000 hits. With so much attention on Bluey and his music, it is clear that his performance at the iTunes Festival will be very well received.

HOUSE OF SASSI have rated Bluey’s acoustic street performance of  ‘Showgirl’ : RATING 5/5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQaCKT_OULk&feature=related

FHN: Emma Watson at the Harry Potter Premier

“Fashion Hot or Not”

Emma Watson made a magical entrance at the premier of the final Harry Potter film last night in a show-stopping LBD, a look which couldn’t have been more different from the wizard attire that fans are used to seeing her in.

Posing for photos outside the St Pancras Hotel with her co-stars, it isn’t difficult to see why the star is fast becoming a fashion icon. Emma opted for a beautiful Rafael Lopez number, an innovative take on the LBD, with lace and ruffle detailing for a stand out look. A pair of patent black heels were the perfect addition to the outfit.

HOUSE OF SASSI have rated Emma Watson’s stunning Red Carpet look  : RATING 4/5

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Introducing the Girls… Kitty, Connie, Betty, Nancy and Gracie

The ladies of The House of Sassi managed The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s launch event for their exciting new range of glamorous false eyelashes at the fabulous Powder Room in Soho.

Co-Owner of The Vintage Cosmetic Company, Clare Collard, was delighted to be introducing their new range of eyelashes and told us:  “If you are a girly girl, into vintage or just want to make an impression, then we can provide lashes for you. We are so excited to being stocked in The Powder Rooms, they have the same vibe and feel as we do, and we love working with them.”

Guests had the opportunity to get an exclusive view of  the new range of vintage style eyelashes and even had the chance try a pair on which came in five different designs: Kitty for the glamour puss, Connie for the girl next door look, Betty to show off almond shaped eyes, Nancy to enhance a delicate doll face and Gracie for a simple but cute and girly look. There were styles and designs available to suit everyone, who were either looking for the natural look or looking to make a big midweek impression.

It was lovely to see bloggers and friends in the media including Cosmopolitan, Reveal and Fifties Wedding who all came down to enjoy an early morning treat of eyelashes and ‘Cute as a Cupcakes’ cupcakes in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

As the morning came to an end, guests left with goody bags packed with delightful things including their very own pair of vintage style eyelashes, Four Reasons hair products, Amzi Boutique make-up, lovely scented candles courtesy of Sandy Bay and vintage themed sweets.

It was definitely a great morning event for The Vintage Cosmetic Company launch!

FHN: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011 – Kim Kardashian

“Fashion Hot or Not”

Kim Kardashian’s name is on everyone’s lips today as she stole the show in a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana corset dress at this year’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Kim teamed the dress with bracelets, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and her $2m engagement ring. Famous for her alluring figure and glamorous style (and big butt!), Kim picked up Entrepreneur Of The Year at this year’s awards.

Sassi PR have rated Kim’s stunning look : RATING 5/5

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