This creamy, heady lotion seemed to have the desired effect.Although Nu, the new scent by Tom Fordfor Yves Saint Laurent, looks more erotic, I prefer the raspberry, magnolia, pepper and vetiver notes of Hot Couture, Givenchy’s new offering (50ml Eau de Parfum Spray, £37.50, 020 7563 8800) – as do Eva Herzigova and Beyonce Knowles.This Art Deco-style bottle (above) contains a Silver Screen siren, dressed in a gown from Givenchy’s first collection.Michael Kors Sexy Body Shower (150ml £34, 020 7563 8800). This pearlised gel in a gorgeous bottle leaves you scented with the deliciousMichael. It worked for Gwyneth Paltrow – her current beau, Luke Wilson,Michael Kors poznaniu now wears the matching scent for men. All you need for the 100-degree date.
A vintage handbag is more than a luxurious accessory to swing on the arm. It can also prove an attractive investment. Over the past decade the value of the most sought-after handbags has risen by an average of 8 per cent a year – matching the annualised returns of the FTSE All-Share Index.Michael Kors poznaniu Top performers include the ‘Medium Classic Flap Bag’ from designer label Chanel. This is now worth £3,000 but cost less than £1,000 in 2004.Other handbags that have seen prices rise more than twofold include those by Hermes, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Emilio Pucci.Even less well-known names – such as Renaud Pellegrino and Halston – whose bags could have been bought a decade ago for as little as £30 can now fetch double this price.
Reetu Rai, 34, from Windsor in Berkshire, loves luxury handbags and has a collection of a dozen designer names. The data analyst and designer enjoys them so much she has even started designing and making her own under the label Cataleya London.Reetu says:Michael Kors poznaniu ‘The elegance and feel of a top handbag speaks out. You can really feel the detail and level of craftsmanship. ‘Handbags play a vital role in fashion and vintage bags with timeless appeal will always be in demand – and so be valuable.’Among Reetu’s modern favourites is a Kate Spade handbag recently bought for £300, a Louis Vuitton for £600 and a Michael Kors for £350. She does not know how much they might rise in value, but believes they will at least hold their price.