Miss LF knows a thing or two about pampering, it is her right in life (or so she says), so when she popped into House of Rush in the heart of Piccadilly last weekend, Miss LF felt right at home.

For those who aren’t in the know, House of Rush is the place to go for one-stop pampering for luxury loving londoners. With Louis Vuitton SS13-esque checkerboard print floors and chandeliers adorning the ceilings, this 5,000 sq ft beauty venue boasts the latest in beauty technology and is home to London’s finest hairdressers.

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Miss LF treated herself to the newly introduced and current celebrity favourite – the ‘Venus Freeze Facial’, a non-invasive and anti-aging facelift treatment which misleading by it’s name, won’t freeze your face. Instead, a layer of glycerin is applied to the skin and the Venus Freeze hand piece is gently massaged into it warming the face, combining Radio Frequency treatment with Magnetic Pulses that stimulate the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin.

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Et voila! Baby smooth skin in half an hour. Most people have even fallen asleep during the relaxing treatment, a pain-free and fuss-free way forward to tighter pores. Yasmin Le Bon and Cara Delevingne are firm fans, now Miss LF will be definitely going back for more. The best bit? – the treatment can also be applied to problem areas with cellulite on the body, hello bikini season.

After the relaxing facial, Miss LF was lead away from the private beauty room and into a massage chair to begin a luxurious blow dry with Rush Artistic Hairdresser and London Hairdresser of the year Tina Farey, who has been creating catwalk hair with London Fashion Week since 2010.

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House of Rush also houses the most decadent of brands, with Fusio-Dose Treatment and Concentré Oléo-fusion having been applied to the hair beforehand with a gorgeous scalp-massage (Miss LF assures us she didn’t fall asleep) then fixed with Architect Mousse and Kérastase Nectar Thermique which doesn’t only protect hair from heat damage, it nourishes at the same time – talk about multi-tasking.

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Miss LF was then treated to the most fabulous blowdry one could imagine, no pulling and not one styling tool needed apart from the trusty round, soft bristle brush. Fresh faced and bouncing big hair, Miss LF emerged from the salon glowing head to toe – perfect for her evening out that night.

Book House of Rush for fabulous treatments on your hair, body and soul. Visit Rush or call 020 7042 3200.

– Sufiyeh Hadian

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Launched in 2012, Oppermann is the namesake band of German brothers Mattis and Niklas. With backgrounds in product design, fashion retail and production management, their aim is to create bags and accessories with an understated design and premium quality.

Oppermann London are currently stocked in our Pop Up until 28th July, Miss LF has graciously pulled together her Top Picks from the luxury leather collection for the Mr LF in your life. Take a look below;

Murray Burgandy iPad Sleeve

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This ultra sleek iPad sleeve is tailored to mould smoothly around the device, complete with a pocket on the back to fit your charger and business cards. Also comes in Black, Cognac, Navy and Racing Green.

Hattrick Cognac Card Holder

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Minimalist to the core, this cardholder takes up almost no space in your pocket. Perfect for your cards and folded bills. Also available in Burgundy, Navy, Racing Green and the classic Black.

Swanfield Racing Green Wallet

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A simple and understated light wallet for the modern man, perfect for cards and folded bills. Also available in Black, Navy, Cognac and Burgundy.

Goswell Navy Briefcase

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Free of handles and unnecessary details, a clean and understated briefcase for everyday wear. Also available in Cognac.

Palissy 25-Hour Black Bag

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Slim enough to be carried on any occasion, yet spacious enough to fit all the things you need for a spontaneous 25-hour adventure.

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This summer, the V&A plays host to the most creative decade in London fashion – the 1980’s, exploring the impact of underground club culture with more than 90 innovative outfits by designers such as John Galliano, (Miss LF‘s favourite) Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett together with accessories by Stephen Jones and Patrick Cox.

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Jospeh Tricot Ensemble by Giles Tapie | Elle magazine,November,1985

The exhibition displays a snapshot of a time when Boy George, Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery were the ‘IT’ boys dedicated to tribes such as the New Romantics, Goth, Rave and High Camp culture, showcasing a substantial display of menswear by Jasper conran, Paul Smith, Workers for Freedom (at a time when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister) and Willy Brown. Textile design played an important part with English Eccentrics, Bodymap and Timney Fowler working to make print fashionable while Wendy Dagworthy first utilized Liberty prints.

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Bodymap, A/W 1984 | Cat in the hat takes a rumble with a techno fish. Model: Scarlett Cannon

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In September 1982, the definitive style bible of the 80’s ‘The Face’ Magazine observed a ‘hardening of attitudes in music and fashion’ that reflected the economic conditions of Thatcherite Britain with ‘Ubiquitous Levi’s worn into holes, sweatshirts serving their purpose and losing their sleeves, leather dominating everything….t-shirts ripped and torn’ serving leftovers from the anarchic 70’s punk coinciding with a revival of rockabilly style leading into the 80’s ‘Hard Times’ look reflected in that of the Blitz denim jackets on display: In 1986, Blitz Magazine commissioned a group of 22 London-based designers to customise Levi’s denim jackets.

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Denim jacket ‘BLITZ’ by Levi Strauss & Co. | Customised by Leigh Bowery

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Denim jacket ‘BLITZ’ by Levi Strauss & Co. | Customised by Vivienne Westwood

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The most provocative outfits on display, were of course those of the fetishwear designed by Pam Hogg and Vivienne Westwood. From 1985- 86 Leigh Bowery’s Soho nightclub Taboo was where DIY fashion mixed with glamourous debauchery resulting in the androgynous High Camp look of the time. Bowery even famously once said of his dress code ‘Dress a though your life depends on it or don’t bother.’

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Trojan and Mark at Taboo

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Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980’s at the V&A until February 2014.

– Sufiyeh Hadian

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Eastern Mystic produces contemporary Indian symbolism inspired pieces from London designer Sonal Talgeri-Bhaskaran. Combining a rebellious punk aesthetic with oriental mysticism, this luxurious jewellery label is for the über-confident and stylish woman.

Take a look at our top five picks below from our glorious Pop Up boutique offering a sensational 20% off only until the 18th July. Get shopping!

Multi Glam Punk Earrings

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These delicately daring Glam Punk Earrings showcase a bold vision of neon colour, complete with Swarovski crystals, ready to inject a fierce attitude to any outfit.

Hamsa Gold Bracelet

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The Hamsa symbol protects the wearer from negative or bad energy, paired with Swarovski pearls and tiny gold nuggets – you’re sure to wear this piece with a smile!

Deco Ganesha Pendant

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Ganesha is a Hindu God, and is more commonly known as the remover of obstacles or god of success. This ultramodern deco necklaces is great for layering or wearing alone as a statement piece.

Dark Flame Necklace

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Take the monochrome trend to the next level with this Dark Flame minimalist necklace, made with reflective moonstone pearls and gunmetal. Perfect for an effortless yet striking look.

Skull & Silk Bracelet

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These gold vermeil and silk skull bracelets are indulgent stackable pieces, inspired by the mythical 51 skull necklace worn by Hindu Goddess Kali. Great for the free-spirited and fashion forward woman.

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