Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sebago SS14 Preview! Xx

On Thursday 18 July we went to the Sebago Flagship Store

at 78 Regent Street to celebrate their SS14 collection. 

Sebago is renowned internationally for its handsewn Docksides® boat shoe and Classic penny loafer, its collaborations with Colette Paris and VANE New York City have cemented their global success and reputation. 

The Oyster Meister was there busy converting all the Oyster Virgins
opening the oysters with his little knifte and metal glove, spicing them up with red
and green tabasco and lemon juice and introducing us to their aphrodisiac qualities.

Gorgeous models in the Sebago SS14 collection

Nick Hollywood from Freshly Squeezed on the decks for bookings

The famous handsewn Docksiders

Until next time J Xx

Summer in London! Xx

Sparkle Style are just loving the heatwave right now
and we enjoyed a gorgeous evening in London Town on Thursday
starting off in our favourite Selfridges on Oxford Street, W1.

Mimosa and me went to the Dior Counter at Selfridges
where the brilliant Ryan applied perfect summer shades for our lips,
and supplied Moet Champagne.

 Mimosa is wearing Fireworks a glamorous classic red.
 I have Dioblotine in both the Addict lipstick and the gloss,
from the fantastic Dior Addict Gloss Range
Daphne Groeneveld wearing Diablotine Dior Addict
and Dior Addict Gloss
Jenny Palmer with Ryan 
 In the taxi on the way to the Sebago AW13/14 launch
Bracelet Swarovski
 at the Sebago Preview 78 Regent Street.
 Outside Victoria's Secret on New Bond Street

Walking down South Molton Street.

Dress Anthropologie, Sandals Dune, Bag Zadig and Voltaire

 In the Ballroom at the Landsdowne Club, Berkeley Square

 At Automat, Dover Street 
 Dress Anthropologie, Bracelets Swarovski, and Pandora

Until next time J Xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

The Private View of the New Chanel Flagship Boutique New Bond Street, London! Xx

On Monday 10th June CHANEL celebrated 
the opening of the new London flagship 
at 158-159 New Bond Street with a private view 
of the boutique followed by
 an intimate dinner at members club Harry’s Bar on South Audley Street. 

Show-casing the universe created by Karl Lagerfeld - Ready-to-Wear,
 handbags, shoes and costume jewellery - the 12,600 square foot 
boutique also houses an edited selection of watches and fine jewellery, 
as well as fragrance and beauty. 
Maureen Chiquet, CEO of CHANEL and Bruno Pavlovsky, 
President of CHANEL Fashion, joined Peter Marino and a host of VIPs 
for drinks and canapés in the boutique 
where highlights from the Metiers D'Arts 2012/13 
 Paris-Edimbourg collection, first presented at 
Linlithgow Palace in December 2012,
took centre stage. 
 Karl Lagerfeld has re-invented Artisanal Scottish knits and tweeds 
for this collection, fabrics that Mademoiselle Chanel 
embraced throughout her career.

Guests including Stella Tennant, Amanda Harlech, Tallulah Harlech, 
Thandie Newton, Amber Anderson, Poppy Delevingne, Edie Campbell, 
Jacquetta Wheeler, Yasmin Le Bon, Elodie Yung, Sophie Kennedy Clark, 
Caroline Sieber, Laura Bailey, Julia Jarr Samois, Mary Charteris, Phoebe Collins James, 
Valentine Fillol Cordier, Zebra Katz, Mak Gilchrist, Agathe Chapman, Clara Paget, 
Bip Ling, Laura Hayden and Jasmine Guinness wore Chanel and accessories. 
 Actress Amber ANDERSON wore a black dress with feathers, look 28, 
from the Spring/Summer 2007 Haute-Couture Collection. 
She was wearing black boots from the Paris Edimbourg Collection with a black clutch.
 Bip LING wore a green tweed dress, look 8, from the 
Spring/Summer Act 1 2013 Collection. 
She was wearing a blue resin bag from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection,
 black and white shoes and a blue Maison Michel hat.
 Actress Clara PAGET wore a black lace jumpsuit.
 She was wearing a black clutch and black necklace.
 Actress Elodie YUNG wore a silver tweed jacket, look 17, 
from the Spring/Summer 2010 Haute-Couture Collection.
 She was wearing a pink bag from the Fall/Winter 2013-14 
Ready-to-Wear Collection and beige shoes.

 Jacquetta WHEELER wore a black lace skirt, look 79, 
from the Spring/Summer Act 1 2013 Collection with a
 white shirt with attached black ribbon.

 Model and stylist Julia SARR-JAMOIS wore a blue tweed suit, 
look 50, from the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 
She was carrying a red resin bag from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
 Laura BAILEY wore a long black tweed dress with white details,
 look 74, from the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 
She was carrying a black and grey clutch.
 Laura HAYDEN wore a grey peplum dress with feathers, look 23, 
from the Fall/Winter 2011-12 Haute-Couture Collection.
 Lulu Gainsbourg
 Model Mak GILCHRIST wore a black leather jacket, look 50, 
from the Spring/Summer Act 1 2013 Collection. 
She was wearing a grey clutch with grey and black shoes
 from the Fall/Winter 2012-13 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
Artist Phoebe COLLINGS JAMES wore a black and grey 
strapless dress with a black tulle dress on top, look 37, 
from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. She was carrying a black bag.

 Poppy Delevingne and Alexia Niedzelski
Poppy DELEVINGNE wore a pastel tulle dress, look 32, 
from the Spring/Summer 2011 Haute-Couture Collection. 
 Tallulah HARLECH wore a silk pale pink dress, look 65,
 from the Paris Edimbourg Collection. 
She was carrying a green and black clutch.
 Thandie NEWTON wore a black wool top with incrusted pearls
 from the Fall/Winter 2013-14 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 
She was carrying a black and pink resin bag from the 
Fall/Winter 2013-14 Ready-to-Wear Collection.    
CHANEL Fine Jewelry: "Camélia Sculpté" earrings in 18-karat white gold, 
diamonds and onyx and "Comète" earrings in 18-karat white gold and diamonds.
Chanel FW13/14                                                                                                                                
 Yasmin LE BON wore a multicolor feather necklace, look 52, 
from the Paris Edimbourg Collection with a gold clutch.
Singer Zebra KATZ wore a pair of black and chain sunglasses

The boutique is designed by New York based Designer
Peter Marino who is expert at translating brand aesthetics
into interior spaces.
Peter Marino has embraced the inherent elegance, audacity 
and refinement of the legendary House with a timeless 
panache creating an exclusive, intimate and glamorous environment.
Check the piece on Peter Marino
in the Telegraph 25 May
Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Marino

The boutique has three floors arranged around a central atrium.
Materials are soft gold and bronze and he has used 
reflective surfaces like glass, marble, lacquer 
and mirror-glass.  
Marino has mixed highly polished and architectural textures with the artisanal 
Each floor comprises of a series of intimate areas with specially commissioned artworks and both contemporary and antique furniture feature throughout. 
Every artefact has been chosen to reflect the brand 
and Mademoiselle Chanel’s legacy as a passionate patron of the arts.
Upon entering the boutique on the ground floor customers 
find a gallery inspired by the famed apartment at 
31 rue Cambon and to the left of this an area dedicated 
to watches and an edited selection of Fine Jewellery. 
Above: Chanel's Apartment at 31 rue Cambon, Paris

On the right one can find the latest statement accessories. 
Hand woven metallic white gold wall panels and 
quartz inlay floors create a luxurious and exceptional setting.
A ‘ribbon’ wall created from gold fabric inspired by 
Mademoiselle Chanel’s collection of Coromandel screens 
provides a beautiful showcase for handbags including 
the iconic 2:55, the latest editions of the Boy Chanel handbag 
and others from the most recent collections. 
Plaster wall panels by Marc Swanson and a bronze and leather box
 by Peter Marino underline the sense of the unique.

The ground floor also houses costume jewellery, 
small leather goods and a wall dedicated to sunglasses. 
Two additional walls showcase scarfs and belts 
and a further selection of handbags are available in this area. 
Beauty ‘try – on’ counters furnished with upholstered 
high-stools offer the full range of CHANEL fragrance and beauty products.

The ascent to the first floor, by lift or by the marble staircase, 

delivers one to Ready- to-Wear and shoes. 
The first floor has an amazing antique fireplace 

Jasper Morrison graphic marble display shelves 

as well as artworks by Karl Lagerfeld, Richard Deacon and Liza Lou 
amongst many more, the floor has a townhouse like intimacy. 
Both Ready-to-Wear rooms have a series 
of exclusive try on salons and the expansive 
double shoe area has ample room to browse the latest collection.
From the Second Floor hangs  a 
 a giant, twisting ‘pearl-necklace’ sculpture by 
renowned French artist, Jean-Michel Othoniel.
The area is conceived as a gallery space with fine oils, 
rare prints, and sculpture on display and 
features antique Chinese carpets, consoles and
burgundy lacquer walls reminiscent of Mademoiselle Chanel’s 
Rue Cambon apartment (below). 

Until next time J Xx