The Fashion Audit: Lux-fix, Just Love Smellies and the V&A's new ballgowns exhibit

What we love, we're not sure about, we're dying and can't wait for...

Rebecca Gonsalves
Sunday 20 May 2012 16:16

We love: Getting our fix

Lux-fix is a new members-only boutique that's free to join and brings customers pieces direct from the studios of 50 designers courtesy of a weekly email and pop-up shops as well as a common or garden online shop.

We're not sure about: Just Love Smellies

JLS may be one of the nicest boy bands around, but that doesn't mean that they know anything about blending a fragrance. Surprising news then that the boys' new scent Kiss is so in demand it crashed the Perfume Shop's website when it was released.

We're buying: Exit through the gift shop

The V&A's new ballgowns exhibit is a must see, so what better time for it to relaunch its fashion shop? Carrying a range of exclusives, accessories and books, it'll provide the perfect antidote when you can't stretch to couture.

Ring, £20, V&A, South Kensington, London SW7

We can't wait for: Hide and secret

As the allotment dwelling horde descends on Chelsea for the flower show, The Audit will be slipping into the cool tranquillity of Harvey Nichols' British Designers Secret Garden installation. A selection of designer-inspired cocktails is surely all the plant food one needs.

Until 1 June, Fifth Floor Terrace, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1

We booking now: Any port in a storm

Instead of throwing all its eggs in one basket, Cornwall's Port Eliot festival brings together music, literature, comedy and fashion including print workshops with Charlotte Taylor whose designs are now available from

19-22 July,

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