Thursday, 28 July 2011

Anusha pops up in Portobello!

Head on down to Portobello next week, and check out Anusha’s first-ever pop-up shop at 199 Portobello Road.

The temporary store runs from Monday 1st August until Sunday 7th August, and opening times are as follows:

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 8.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 10.00pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

We've got a rail of samples, past-season and SS11 clothing, all available at hugely discounted prices. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Final reductions in the sale

There are final reductions in the Anusha end-of-season sale, with everything now 70% off – both in our summer 2011 collection and archive range. Here I've picked out just a few of my favourite tops, dresses and shoes, but there are lots more goodies online.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Birthday celebration

I can't quite believe it, but Anusha is seven years old today! To celebrate the occasion, I thought it would be fun to show you seven versions of the Anusha homepage through the years...

September 2004

March 2005

September 2006

May 2007

October 2007

May 2008

April 2009

Monday, 18 July 2011

Gazpacho heaven!

We went to The Potting Shed in Crudwell for lunch on Saturday and had some really delicious gazpacho. I LOVE gazpacho, and this version looked as good as it tasted – it was decorated with watermelon chunks and nasturtium flowers. So pretty.

It's inspired me to make my own, and I found this recipe on the Guardian website (I've discovered that there's a lot of debate about how to make the perfect gazpacho, but this one seems to be a pretty classic version):

Ingredients (serves 4)
100g slightly stale crusty white bread, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes
1kg very ripe tomatoes, diced
1 ripe red pepper and 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
150ml extra virgin olive oil
2tbsp sherry vinegar
Salt, to taste
Garnishes – see below

1. Mix the diced tomatoes, peppers and cucumber with the crushed garlic and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Squeeze out the bread, tear it roughly into chunks, and add to the mixture.

2. Blend until smooth, then add the salt and vinegar to taste and stir well.

3. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve, then cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

4. Serve with garnishes of your choice: I liked diced black olives, hard-boiled egg and small pieces of cucumber and pepper; mint or parsley also works well, and many people add spring onion, cubes of Spanish ham and so on.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Walking advert

Yes, I admit I'm a walking advert for Anusha – and here's the proof! Here I am caught on camera wearing the Eva dusky rose jacket, grey studded leather cuff, Mimi linen top (SS10) and silver ankle-strap sandals (out of shot!).

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Glamour Of The Gods

An exhibition of vintage photos spanning 40 years of Hollywood history has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery:

"Glamour of the Gods is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry's 'Golden Age', the period 1920 to 1960. From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, it is these portraits that transformed actors and actresses into international style icons. In many cases these are the career-defining images of Hollywood's greatest names and help to illustrate their enduring appeal.

Featuring over 70 photographs, most of which are exquisite vintage prints displayed for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the extraordinary archive of the John Kobal Foundation and demonstrate photography's decisive role in creating and marketing the stars central to the Hollywood mystique."

Open 7th July to 23rd October 2011.

Gorgeous Claudia

We've just sold five of these Claudia maxi dresses – one bride is going to have some very happy (and seriously stylish) bridesmaids!
I hope she sends us a photo of her big day...

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sam's Kitchen

Popped along to Sam's Kitchen this morning for a meeting about the design of the new Anusha website. Sam's Kitchen is a café, deli and takeaway that's recently opened on Walcot Street in Bath – five minutes from my house. It's a lovely little café, and the food is really delicious (they do the best almond croissant in town)...

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Let there be light

Hurray! After a five-week wait, I've just had an email from Heals to let me know that my limited-edition sage green Kartell FL/Y pendant has been dispatched.

I wanted a change from the repro chandelier in our hallway, and I think this will add a nice touch of light and colour to the space. The sage version is tucked behind the yellow one in this picture:

And here are a couple of pics of the pendant in situ:

Images via and

Friday, 1 July 2011

Rosemay for remembrance