Friday, 19 December 2014
JOSÉPHINE LE TUTOUR EMBODIES THE NEW MUGLER WOMAN IN THE SPRING SUMMER 2015 AD CAMPAIGN
Make way for Marsala .... Jewellery that embraces Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2015
Colour trend forecaster Pantone has announced rich, earthy, red wine tone ‘Marsala’ as itsColour of the Year 2015 – paving the way for jewellery featuring red gemstones, enamel and leathers.
Marsala is an elegant, seductive and warming shade, reminiscent of garnet, ruby and tourmaline gemstones. Marco Bicego’s rich Jaipur Sunset collection, set with dusky pink tourmaline gems in textured gold rings and earrings, perfectly showcases the hue. New bespoke jewellery brand biiju’s sparkling garnet Explosion ring is a statement piece that hints at the jewel tones of pomegranate seeds.
The Colour of the Year 2015 also translates into softer materials such as textured leather. Endless Jewelry showcases Marsala-hued leather bracelets in its Jennifer Lopez for Endless Collection of customisable bracelets, complementing this rich red tone with glamorous silver and gold plated charms.
Marsala’s earthier tones also come alive as precious rose gold; Clogau’s pretty Ar Dan collection – named after the Welsh word for ‘ablaze’ – is adorned with smoky quartz gemstones set into rose gold cocktail rings and stud earrings.
Meanwhile, gemstone jewellery specialist Holts London has composed a striking collection of red gemstone jewellery that marries the Marsala hue with sophisticated and elegant designs – each piece carefully handcrafted in its London atelier.
check them out at NET A PORTER or CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
Priced at £425
From the innovative sketches by Karl Lagerfeld, all the way to the exceptional craftsmanship of our artisans, discover how Fendi foulards come to life in this exclusive video.
Interviewed by The EDIT’s Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer Dickinson, the A-list actress talks about the irony of being pregnant while filming the role of the cursed, childless baker’s wife in the new Disney extravaganza Into The Woods, and how a compliment from Meryl Streep early in her career “blew her hair back”.
In the lively interview, Blunt, mother to 10-month-old Hazel, also talks about how raising children is a “fear-based industry” and the highs and lows of having a career in Hollywood. The actress also describes the role of the baker’s wife in Into the Woods as the best part she’s ever been given, despite initially being too “mortified” to sing in public.
For The EDIT, Paola Kudacki photographed Blunt in dramatic eveningwear designed by Tibi, Temperley London, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Adam Lippes, Erdem, Hervé Léger, Lanvin, Tome, The Row and Missoni. She also wears accessories by Fendi, Erickson Beamon, Narciso Rodriguez and Jimmy Choo.
In the accompanying film shot exclusively for The EDIT Blunt also talks about her pet hates: the words “moist” and “ointment”, bad manners and people sniffing, plus how her British accent has helped her get out of parking and speeding tickets in the US. To see the film, go to http://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/278/17
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Jermyn Street’s famous shirt maker and tailor opens for business on London’s most famous shopping street
T.M.Lewin is opening its new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, just in time to catch all the last minute festive gift hunters on London’s busiest and most famous shopping street.
Launching as a pop up in the week before Christmas, the new-look T.M.Lewin, Oxford Street will become a permanent fixture in the new year, when the fully refitted store launches officially.
Designed to compliment the 100 year-old brand’s ever-evolving collection offormal shirts, tailoring, casualwear, accessories and womenswear, the latest Lewin store is packed with new contemporary fittings and fixtures, giving London’s latest shopping destination a very fresh modern-classic feel.
The launch on Oxford Street marks the latest exciting development for the British multichannel retailer, which now operates 90 stores across the UK, a thriving online business and over 60 stores internationally.
News of this new flagship would have also undoubtedly pleased Thomas Mayes Lewin, who opened his modest Jermyn Street shop in 1898, selling pioneering coat shirts to the discerning Victorian gentleman. This sartorial breakthrough marked the arrival of a whole new generation of shirts with buttons down the front - like those still worn all over the world today.
T.M.Lewin CEO, Geoff Quinn says: 'Recent research suggests that good quality shirts, accessories and tailoring are still very much in demand. So there really couldn’t be a better time for us to open up an exciting new store on the world’s most famous shopping street. '
T.M.Lewin Oxford Street opens Christmas Week.
London's most talked about new handbag label, AEVHA London has created what is being referred to as the capital's 'most luxurious handbag.' The Spring/Summer 2015 Dromeda Clutch ticks all the boxes for the season's most coveted piece of arm candy.
Python finished in a suede natural hue encases the hard clutch, which features a hand-carved bone handle, brass hardware and a taupe calfskin lining. Made in Italy, a long, detachable chain shoulder strap comes with the bag and it closes securely with a magnetic frame.
Founded by designer, Alice Horlick, AEVHA London is fast becoming a cult label after being endorsed by fashion doyenne, Olivia Palermo and top London model, Edie Campbell. The luxury handbag and accessory company specialises in Italian artisan-made handbags of the finest leathers and exotic skins and is becoming known for its strong colour palettes, textural juxtapositions and a structural aesthetic. AEVHA London exhibited at London Fashion Week’s Designer Showrooms to encompass the Spring/Summer 2015 season and will be back at Somerset House in February for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season.
The Dromeda Clutch retails for: £995.00
The collections are available to purchase online at Graziashop, Then And Now, www.aevhalondon.com and in store at The Clerkenwell Collection.
THE LOCK OF LOVE FROM SWATCH
Cupid Swatch bridges the gap for valentines all over the world
He sure worked wonders with a bow and arrow – but one would think padlocks are not Cupid’s strong point. While sweethearts around the globe have taken to attaching padlocks to bridges and monuments to celebrate their love, and the added weight seems to be producing some nasty cracks, this Valentine’s, Swatch is saving the day. UNLOCK MY HEART (GZ292) is a portable lock of love, presented in a special box.
A fuchsia pink heart-shaped lock signs, seals and delivers messages of time on the watch’s innocent white dial. Its key is always at hand, counting the passing of the minutes, chased by an impatient fuchsia second hand. The blushing pink case and bracelet background are the signature of femininity. Boldly printed lock-inspired patterns feature on both the front and back of the watch, echoed also on the three loops. Only on the inside do the padlocks contain secret confessions of love in pink lettering.
The theme of keeping sacred true love under lock and key also finds expression in the special packaging that comes with each UNLOCK MY HEART timepiece. A rounded two-part cube in contrasting shades of pink incorporates a heart-shaped closure system.
Why go to the expense of organizing a trip to Paris to further burden the Pont des Arts, or Rome to add extra weight to the Ponte Milvio, when UNLOCK MY HEART brings this romantic tradition to a wrist near you? On the other hand a combination of the trip and watch could be an appealing upgrade…