Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Galliano at the Helm of Maison Martin Margiela

JOHN GALLIANO's new boss at Maison Martin Margiela has some advice for the fashion industry: judge the designer by his future collections, not his past.  Welcome back Galliano - a great creative talent joins one of our favourite labels.  Congrats to Maison Martin Margiela for taking this courageous step.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Vuitton to the aid of Art in Paris

Designed by architectural icon Frank Gehry, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne - the ultimate coalition between art and luxury - opened this week.  Amongst the many celebrities and fashion icons attending was our favourite Sophia Coppola, pictured here in the main gallery....

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tribute to Oscar de la Renta

Instagram hit, Mayhem (#fashionbyMayhem), the result of her mother's recreations of famous red carpet gowns, pays tribute to Oscar de la Renta with a paper versions of the gown SJP wore to the 2014 Met Ball. A big thanks to Senor de la Renta for his lifetime of inspirational designs - from Mrs Amal Clooney's wedding dress to Jackie O's First Lady outfits. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Valentino's Camouflage iPhone Case

We often fall in love with men's accessories and there is good reason for us ladies to add this iPhone case to our accessories Wishlist.  Showcasing Valentino's recognisable camouflage pattern and stud branding, this just launched case fits all iPhone 5 models and features a tactile design that utilises both printed canvas and soft leather.  £135 from http://www.oki-ni.com/accessories/

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Kate Moss Bares her Breast for Breast Cancer Awareness

Kate Moss models the 'Gemma Relaxing' bra from the lingerie collection that Stella McCartney has designed to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month - October.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Burberry + Apple = Luxury Watch Sales

This year, Apple hired Angela Ahrendts, former chief executive of Burberry, to lead the company’s retail division and it will be very interesting to watch how Apple’s retail model begins to shift.  Apple's new Watch will be introduced in numerous versions from affordable to luxury. And Angela knows how to shift luxury items ...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Horst P Horst

At the V&A Museum in London from 6th September:  A retrospective exhibition of Horst P Horst's prolific 60-year career. The German-American photographer did shoots for couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in the ’30s, as well as experimenting with early colour techniques. His most renowned images will be on display alongside rarities and unpublished pictures, plus there will be a recreation of Horst's 1940s studio. Archive film footage, sketchbooks and letters will also give an insight into his creative process.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kate Moss and Delevignge front Burberry launch

Today, in its biggest beauty launch to date, Burberry is set to debut its newest women’s fragrance, My Burberry. The ad campaign is fronted by Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss so is bound to drive fans to the fragrance.  "“Fragrance is driven by image, makeup is driven by improvement, and skincare is driven by loyalty. We know that we need all three.”  Not sure it is one for us ....

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Puddings to end the Evening ...

For those with a sweet tooth - rejoice!  Remember when puddings were once strictly after-dinner ‘guilty pleasures’? Well, that’s no more. Now, it seems that dessert has been added to our double Ds (drinking and dancing). We noticed it first when our cocktails took a sweet turn – from the Coco Pop Old Fashioned at Duck & Waffle to the serious liquid desserts at BOBO Social (think rhubarb & custard tipples, death by chocolate martinis and apple crumbles in a glass). And now the idea has gone bricks and mortar with The Pudding Bar, a candlelit Soho sweet spot with a dessert-only menu. 

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Broken Arm in Paris

The Broken Arm space in the Haut Marais neighbourhood of Paris has become a haunt for cool creatives and is in danger of overtaking Colette as a must-visit destination.  Read all about it here