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    • Culture Vultures.

      After last week's Frieze Festival & Old Vic Tunnels exhibition launch party, we're still in an arty mood here at Odabash Towers! And this weekend, we're spoilt for choice in London, with some great exhibitions opening. We want to go to them all but think we might have to limit ourselves to one or two this weekend (and save the rest for a rainy day!) - here are our favourites...

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    • Staying in is the New Going Out

      We're half-way through October & when the nights are getting darker & the air is getting colder, it takes a really special night out to drag us from our warm houses & early nights - but we won't be going into hibernation just yet, not when staying in is the new going out - yes, we're going to plan a dinner party!

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    • Chanel-oh!

      Last night saw the launch of the much anticipated Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery, & of course, Melissa was invited! Charting the progress of the quintessential & original trophy jacket from it's creation in the 1950's, Karl Lagerfeld dug deep into his little black book of contacts (we're guessing it isn't that little!) & rounded up a plethora of his A-lister friends & photographed them wearing the Chanel bouclé jacket their way.

      From Kanye West to Alexa Chung, Georgia Jagger to Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sarah-Jessica Parker to the high-priestess of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, Karl has documented them, not only creating the iconic pieces for the last thirty years as creative director of Chanel, but also taking the actual pictures themselves - is there no end to this man's talents?

      See below for a collection of our favourite images & make sure you head to The Saatchi & check it out - this is one exhibition not to be missed!

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      Kanye West proves the LBJ isn't just for the ladies!


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      Elizabeth Olsen - a style icon in her own right


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      Georgia May Jagger - Rock Royalty


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      The gorgeous Joan Smalls wearing hers somewhat unconventionally - we love!



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      Alexa mixes up grungy & chic as she does best.


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      SJP is crowned Queen of Chanel & Uma goes New Romantic

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      Definitely not just one for the girls, check out these handsome young men(!) in their Chanel

      Karl & co-writer Carine Roitfeld discuss the project & show behind the scenes of the shoot
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    • Its The Weekend - Melissa's Hair Tips!

      We've had a long but very productive week here at Odabash Towers with lots or exciting new projects that we're working on, we feel like we deserve some party time.... Here are our favourite hair do's and inspiration for pampering yourself for your night on the tiles this weekend - will you go big and voluminous? Or straight and sleek? Or perhaps try an updo with a big bun or a playful twist? Get your hair tongs out girls and send us your pics of your weekend barnets! Have fun!
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      Rosie Huntington Whitely working sexy voluminous curls - Va Va Voom!
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      Gorgeous beach waves
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      Style Icon Kate Bosworth looking stunning with her sleek, face framing hair do
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      Backcomb your barnet to create extra volume a la Bridget Bardot!
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      Neat buns are a super easy way to glam up for a night out, purchase a 'hair donut' to wrap your hair around to creat this look.
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      Cute and playful twists are perfect for that hot date or a night with the girls to keep your hair off your neck
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    • Melissa's Interior Inspiration - Flowers in Test Tubes

      How cute is this idea for table settings? Test tube vases!
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    • Stuck for something to do this evening?

      London Cocktail Week
      Wow - despite the evenings' drawing in & the miserable grey weather (surprise, it's raining again!) October is certainly the time to be living in London! The month is jam-packed with things-to-do that will help take your mind off the fact winter is nearly here - including the start of one particular event that holds a very special place in all the girls at Odabash HQ's hearts - that's right, today sees the launch of London Cocktail Week.
      Head to Covent Garden's Seven Dials Village for a plethora of pop-up cocktail bars, sampling menu's & all-out cocktail parties - we'll be at The Ivy on Thursday for The Global Cocktail Challenge final on Thursday, tickets available here.
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      We doubt it will be Tom Cruise serving up the drinks, but we think a Martini at London Cocktail Week is going to be pretty impressive nevertheless!London Chocolate Week
      As if cocktails on a Monday night weren't dangerous enough, today is also the first day of London Chocolate Week - head to Selfridges food court, Liberty of London or Whole Foods, Piccadilly for tasting sessions (some complimentary!) or for the real chocoholics, hot foot it to Fortnum & Mason on Friday night for a chocolate-cookery class with their in house expert chocolatiers. See the full line up of events here

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      Forget the chocolate-cookery class, Fortnum & Mason are also running chocolate afternoon teas all this week

       

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    • Black & White Vintage Vacation

      After a glorious weekend of autumnal sunshine in London we couldn't help but feel inspired by these vintage black and white shots of by gone eras. Tiny waists and high waisted bikini bottoms, wide brimmed hats and 60's cutouts. Take us to St Tropez Club 55 asap! Where are you dreaming of this Monday morning?
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