THE STYLE LIST: FEBRUARY 2020

SO WHAT MADE THE STYLE LIST THIS FEBRUARY WHAT IS HOT IN JOJOS WORLD. ALL TRIED AND TESTED !

MOST STYLISH HOTEL

OK SO THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL HOTEL THIS MONTH BUT THE PALAZZO PISANI MORETTA IS A SPECTACULAR VENUE. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ATTEND THE TIEPOLO BALL AT THE VENICE CARNIVALE THIS MONTH AND THIS VENUE WAS LIKE A DREAM. CHANDELIERS WITH REAL LIT CANDLES, GRAND MASTERPIECES, LOCATED ON THE GRAND CANAL. ARRIVING BY WATER TAXI TO SEE THIS STUNNINGLY STYLISH PALAZZO TO BE GREETED BY PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CHARACTERS , A GLOSSY MAGAZINE COME TO LIFE.

See our gallery below of our wonderful night at the Tiepolo Ball at the Palace.

MOST STYLISH RESTAURANT

WELL FOLLOWING ON FROM THE ABOVE OBVIOUSLY THIS MONTH I AM GOING TO SELECT ONE OF THE MANY OPTIONS IN VENICE. BUT YOU MAY EXPECT ME TO MENTION THE GRITTI OR THE CIPRIANI BUT THE BEST LUNCH THIS VISIT HANDS DOWN WAS THE LESSER KNOWN HOTEL MONACO. LOCATED BETWEEN THE GRITTI AND HARRYS BAR RIGHT ON THE GRAND CANAL WITH SUPERB VIEWS. I SELECTED THE SEA BASS ON CELERIAC PUREE (34 EUROS) AND ‘THE BODYGUARD’ CHOSE LANGOUSTINES WITH POLENTA (36 EUROS). THE SETTING, VALUE FOR MONEY COMPARED TO ITS MORE EXPENSIVE NEIGHBOURS, AND CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ST MARKS SQUARE WON MY VOTE THIS MONTH.

Hotel Monaco on The Grand Canal
Lunch at The Monaco in my Full Costume

MOST STYLISH PRODUCT

AFTER READING ABOUT THE MUCH HYPED NU FACE , THE ELECTRO MICRO CURRENT FACIAL TONING AND CONTOURING GADGET I DECIDED TO TRIAL IT. LET ME SPEND MY MONEY SO YOU DONT HAVE TO. IT TAKE ’60 DAYS OF DAILY USE TO SEE RESULTS’ BUT AFTER TWO WEEKS I CAN SEE MY FACE IS MORE LIFTED. IT IS ACTUALLY VERY THERAPEUTIC TO SPEND 15 MINS A DAY MASSAGING THE FACE. SO STAY TUNED FOR THE REAL RESULTS ON THIS ONE. BUT IF NOTHING ELSE THIS GADGET LOOKS SUPER STYLISH IN MY BATHROOM RIGHT NOW !

The Nu Face Trinity

MOST STYLISH FASHION

FEBRUARY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MONTHS OF THE FASHION CALENDAR. NY / LONDON FASHION WEEK IN FULL THROTTLE AND NUMEROUS AWARDS CEREMONIES MADE IT HARD TO PICK AN OUTSTANDING FASHION MOMENT FROM SO MANY. BUT THE WINNER IS …………(DRUM ROLL)………..JANELLE MONAE IN RALPH LAUREN AT THE OSCARS. DARED TO BE DIFFERENT , EYE CATCHING STANDING OUT FROM ALL THE OTHERS ON THE RED CARPET. A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF LOOKING STYLISH BECAUSE YOU ARE DRESSING TO SUIT YOUR COLOURING, PERSONALITY AND BODY. I LOVED THIS DRESS AND IT SIMPLY TOOK MY BREAT AWAY. THIS WILL BE AN ICONIC DRESS REMEMBERED IN FUTURE YEARS. I AM EXCITED JUST TO WRITE ABOUT IT.

Superstar Style


MOST STYLISH PERSON

THE FINAL WORD HAS TO GO TO THE LATE CAROLINE FLACK. BEAUTIFUL, VULNERABLE, GORGEOUS ON THE INSIDE ONLY ENHANCED BY HER VULNERABILITY. HER ONLY MISTAKE CHOOSING THE WRONG MEN AND WHEN THIS BECAME EVIDENT NOT HAVING THE STRENGTH TO WALK AWAY LEADING TO CONSTANT STRESS ON HER MENTAL HEALTH. LET US REMEMBER HER FOR THE WAY SHE LIT UP A ROOM AND OUR TELEVISION SCREENS. I FEEL WE ALL LOST A DEAR FRIEND. ALWAYS EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH. WE LOVE YOU CAROLINE. RIP.

Caroline Flack

So there you have it Stylistas this months Style List. Let me know if you have any tried and tested contenders for the March Style List.

JOJO STYLE LIST TIP : THINK LIKE COCO CHANEL IF YOU ARE BULLIED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ” I DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME. I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL” THESE HATERS ARE IRRELEVANT IN YOUR LIFE.

MAKE MARCH AS SPECIAL AS FEBRUARY

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRATION AND IDEAS TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK AND RECHARGE THE BATTERIES SO YOU CAN BE YOUR BEST SELF.

START A LOVE AFFAIR

WITH YOURSELF. WE SPEND ALL OUR LIVES LAYING LOVE ON EVERYBODY ELSE IN OUR LIVES. BUT HOW MANY OF YOU SPEND CONSCIOUS TIME LOVING YOURSELF. SO TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO ARRANGE A DATE WITH YOURSELF……

  • START BY WRITING A LOVE LETTER TO YOURSELF. THE QUALITIES YOU LIKE AND WHY YOU LOVE TO SPEND TIME WITH…YOU.
  • SEND YOURSELF A LOVELY BUNCH OF FLOWERS
  • WHEN YOU GET READY FOR YOUR DATE BUY A MINI BOTTLE OF THE FINEST CHAMPAGNE AND A MINI ( 4 IS ENOUGH!) BOX OF CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES.
  • GOOD VENUES FOR SELF DATES…..ART GALLERIES, SHOPPING AND LUNCH, HIKING, SPA DAYS OR EVEN STAY AT HOME WITH A MOVIE OR A BOOK. BUT HEY THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME ….ITS ALL ABOUT YOU !
  • BUY YOURSELF A LOVELY LITTLE PRESENT.

WE SHOULD ALL SPEND THE ODD DAY RECONNECTING WITH OUR SENSE OF SELF AND APPRECIATE WHO WE ARE. THE TIME ALONE IS GREAT FOR FOCUSSING ON YOUR OWN NEEDS. YOU MAY HAVE MISSED OUT ON VALENTINES DAY LAST WEEK OR FELT UNDER APPRECIATED. TODAY REDRESS THE BALANCE.

HAVE FUN! ENJOY YOUR DATE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: LOVING YOURSELF MAKES IT EASY FOR OTHERS TO LOVE YOU TOO !

Mwah Mwah

JOJO xxxxx

TRAVEL:GET ON BOARD PLANE ETIQUETTE

Bad behaviour always becomes more pronounced when you are crammed into a confined area when there is no escape ! Having just returned from another long haul trip it never fails to surprise me how inconsiderate some people can be of others. This can occur in First , business or economy class it is not limited. So to prevent situations escalating higher than the 36 000 feet you are flying at and your blood pressure reaching a higher temperature than your destination let me highlight some situations where your own behaviour may need to be checked in with your baggage !

Following my recent article on the downfall of manners many of you contacted me about manners on aeroplanes so I have consolidated your gripes into the following list. So lets work together to bring back the joy to travel !!

  • I have never quite understood passengers that travel with quite so much hand luggage to save them 20 minutes at the other end. Lugging it all around the lounge when it could be easily checked in to ensure you have a far more relaxing and enjoyable time. BUT there is nothing more infuriating than all this hand luggage clogging up the queues at security while all these cases are unpacked and repacked. Make everyones jobs easier and waiting times quicker and CHECK IT IN !!!!
  • When boarding an aircraft WITH ALL YOUR HAND LUGGAGE move out of the gangway as soon as possible so boarding can take place as quick as possible. I have seen passengers leisurely unpacking in the aisle totally oblivious to the 400 people waiting to pass by.
  • Recently travelling in Business class on a £7000 air fare to enable me to sleep before a meeting that I was heading to I was mortified to find I was seated next to a baby that literally cried ALL night. Message to parents its all in the title BUSINESS class for business people who need to work on the run. Even if you all travelled Business and First all your life you have to adjust when you have a baby please consider other passengers. I would never have booked my baby into a business cabin I promise you we went everywhere by coach class. Message to airlines PLEASE make Business and First cabins child free until at least the age of 12 when they can actually appreciate it and WE can appreciate them. Remember people are paying thousands of pounds (and other currencies) JUST to avoid babies and badly behaved children.
  • On the subject of children . Parents please stay in control. DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD KICK THE BACK OF THE SEAT IN FRONT FOR 11 CONSECUTIVE HOURS ! It is entirely up to you to keep them occupied.
  • Reclining seats are a feature on all airlines in all classes let the person behind know that you are reclining the seat beforehand ensuring they don’t have any drinks/food on the tray behind. ALWAYS put your seat upright at meal times out of courtesy for the person seated behind to give them room to enjoy their meal. We know how cramped it can be to dine on a plane.
  • What ever personal habits you have developed in your own personal space leave them there. A plane is NOT your own personal space. Do not subject your fellow travellers to nose picking, throat clearing, feet picking , wind breaking, sniffing, cutting nails (yes it really happens). Remember other people have THEIR own personal space too. Respect it.
  • Please I beg you, NO BARE FEET. Of course you want to remove outdoor footwear on a long haul flight I get it, replace these with flight socks or flight slippers. Don’t put your feet on the arms of the seats in front or on the top of the seat or ON THE FOOD TRAY. A flurry of you tube videos have been posted recently showing just this.
  • Check the volume of your headphones. Sitting next to someone with constant tinny noise of music that you don’t like and even if you do like it is so annoying after the first 3 hours.
  • Toilet time. OMG how long does it take ? What are you people doing in there ????? When there is approx one restroom between 100 passengers please be aware that there will probably be 10 people waiting with crossed legs outside. Do what you have to do quickly and efficiently then leave. Oh after you have tidied up your mess on the seat , on the floor and in the sink and sanitised the entire area . I avoid these dreadful cubicles if I possibly can so when I need to go I need to go so GET OUT OF THERE !
  • Finally please treat cabin crew with respect and courtesy. do not demand and say please and thank you. They have a difficult job and a limited time to do it in. Stay in your seat while they are serving from the trolley , although I have it on good authority the Captain always creates some turbulence during these times and the seatbelt sign just must go on…..

There will be points here that we all recognise and there may be some we are guilty of ourselves if this is you. STOP. THINK. Let us make air travel a more beautiful experience like it used to be.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WE LIVE IN A SELFISH WORLD. TO CREATE STYLE AND BEAUTY AROUND US RELIES ON OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME VALUES. LET US START THINKING ABOUT OUR BEHAVIOUR AND THE AFFECT IT HAS ON OTHER PEOPLE. I HAVE FAITH WE ALL ULTIMATELY WANT. THE SAME OUTCOME.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX

THE STYLE LIST – JANUARY

Whats hot this January. Places, People and all things stylish that inspired me this January. Did you make it onto the list ?

MOST STYLISH RESTAURANT

INTERNATIONAL

ZUMA DUBAI

NOW THIS WILL COME AS NO SURPRISE TO MY REGULAR FOLLOWERS AS THIS IS MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT BRAND. I HAVE VISITED ZUMA ACROSS THE WORLD BUT IT WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO THIS PARTICULAR ZUMA IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. THE SURROUNDINGS ARE UTOPIAN WITH THE PRISTINE TALL SKY SCRAPERS AS WAS THE RESTAURANT DESIGN. SUPREMELY STYLISH AND CUISINE CONTINUES TO IMPRESS WITH ITS CONSISTENT PERFECTION. GREAT VIBE AND DEFINITELY ON THE STYLE LIST.

DUBAI SKYLINE
THE BAR IN ZUMA DUBAI

UK

HANS BAR AND GRILL

THIS FABULOUS RESTAURANT IN PAVILION RD CHELSEA CONTINUES TO IMPRESS. IT IS EFORTLESSLY COOL AND THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING. WITH THE 2018 MASTERCHEF (THE PROFESSIONALS) FINALIST LUKE PHILLIPS AT THE HELM EVEN THE SIMPLEST BEETROOT AND GOATS CHEESE SALAD IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CULINARY DELIGHT. THE BEST (PRE CHRISTMAS) CHRISTMAS LUNCH I HAD….HANDS DOWN. I HAVE KEPT COMING BACK. SO CONSISTENTLY BRILLIANT I KEEP RETURNING. IM SCARED TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT IN CASE I CAN NO LONGER GET A TABLE !

THE OUTSTANDING HANS BAR AND GRILL

MOST STYLISH BAR

BAR 101 DUBAI

WELL AS YOU PROBABLY GATHERED BY NOW I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM DUBAI. THIS BAR HAS BEEN IN MY TOP 5 BARS FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS AND I WAS SO RELIEVED TO DISCOVER THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED. SAME STAFF, SAME DECOR, SAME FOOD AND SAME AMBIANCE. SOME THINGS ARE SIMPLY TOO GOOD TO CHANGE ! THIS BAR SITS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN TO BE REACHED BY SPEEDBOAT OR A LONG BOARDWALK FROM THE ONE & ONLY HOTEL ON THE PALM. CHILLED AND SOPHISTICATED WITH LIVE MUSIC ON THE DECK FROM 4PM. OH AND GREAT FOR LUNCH THE CLAM RISOTTO WAS HEAVENLY AND ‘THE BODYGUARD’ HAD THE SCALLOPS AND BLACK COD….EQUALLY GOOD (HE LET ME SHARE )

MOST STYLISH BEAUTY PRODUCT

SPIRAL HAIR REMOVER

A FRIEND GIFTED ME THIS LAST WEEK (PERHAPS A HEAVY HINT MMMMMM…) BUT NONETHELESS I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL ONE OF THE BEST FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET.

IF LIKE ME YOU HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS BEFORE GO GRAB YOURSELF ONE. SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE, EASY TO USE AND VERY CHEAP. PRIMARY STOCK THEM FOR £1.99 BUT SUDDENLY THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.

Primark £1.99


MOST STYLISH FASHION

I FOUND IT HARD TO SELECT A DECENT DRESS FROM THE GOLDEN GLOBES THIS MONTH. THE WORST SELECTION OF DRESSES IN LIVING MEMORY. BUT THANKFULLY MY FAITH WAS RESTORED AT A BRITISH AWARDS CEREMONY ‘THE NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS’ THIS WEEK WITH THE ARRIVAL OF LOVE ISLAND STAR MAURA HIGGINS ON THE RED CARPET . THE DRESS BY FIJOLLA NILA WAS TO DIE FOR AND SHE EXECUTED THE LOOK PERFECTLY. MAURA YOU CERTAINLY SHOWED ALL THOSE A LIST CELEBRITIES HOW TO PULL A RED CARPET LOOK OUT OF THE BAG. SIMPLY STUNNING. LOVED IT.

MAURA HIGGINS WEAR FIJOLLA NILA



MOST STYLISH PERSON

WELL I HAVE TO GIVE THIS TO MR COOL HIMSELF THE SINGER GREGORY PORTER. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE STYLE LIST FOR HIS SOULFUL CLEAN SINGING VOICE AND ESTABLISHING HIS OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE. BUT I CHOSE HIM FOR JANUARYS STYLE LIST AFTER HEARING HIS BEAUTIFUL LATEST SINGLE RELEASE….REVIVAL. IT BLEW ME AWAY. A SMOOTH BACKDROP TO ANY COCKTAIL PARTY AND A GREAT MESSAGE TO UPLIFT YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH ON A BAD DAY. IN FACT YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO IT AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. STYLISH MUSIC SUPPLIED BY A STYLISH SINGER.

GO GREGORY !

WELL GUYS THERE YOU HAVE IT ! JANUARYS STYLE LIST. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY UBER STYLISH SUGGESTIONS/PEOPLE/PRODUCTS I CAN TRY FOR FEBRUARYS STYLE LIST ??

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : REMEMBER STYLE IS EASY ON THE EYE AND MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. ALL THE ABOVE HAVE BEEN TRIED AND TESTED AND ALL PAST THE STYLE TEST.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXX