The launch of .london on April 29 confirms the growing power of London as a global city “brand”. Following in the footsteps of Berlin and Vienna, this will make London the third city ahead of New York and Paris, to launch its own web domains.
London’s Financial district. (photo – worklondonstyle)
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson said,”It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago few of us had heard of the internet. Now we take it for granted: watching films on demand and buying weekly groceries.”
Boris Johnson – The Mayor of London
Johnson’s open letter in the Evening Standard newspaper, who made history by becoming the first business to adopt the new “Dot London” website name, was signed by 40 prominent figures from culture, business and charity. Johnson said, “Twenty five years ago it was about connecting computer networks. Today it is about connecting with people, communities and customers – and being relevant to them.”
From 29 April London businesses that until now defined their online presence with internet domains ending in .co.uk and .com, will have the opportunity to choose the .london domain. Web addresses are expected to go live by late August or the beginning of September and will cost from £40 per year.
An initial three month “grace period” will prioritise London-based applicants over those from outside the capital, when applying for the same name.
For information about Dot London go to http://www.dotlondondomains.london.
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Red is the new black. From New York to London, Paris to Milan, red is ready to take over from blue as the dominant colour for Autumn 2014.
Tom Ford RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Carolina Hererra RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Tibi RTW Autumn 2014 (Jimi Celeste)
Prabal Gurung RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Alexandre Herchcovitch RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Rodin Banica)
Giambattista Valli RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – Giovanni Giannoni)
Marissa Webb RTW Autumn 2014 (photo – John Aquino)
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Marks and Spencer Chief Executive Marc Bolland’s announcement that the retailer is planning to expand its French footprint with 20 stand-alone Food stores, saw shares rise 2.2% to 469.90p at the close yesterday. At an Investor Seminar in Paris, he announced an ambitious plan to drive international growth by opening 250 new stores in Western Europe, India, China, Russia and the Middle East.
Marks and Spencer’s Chief Executive Marc Bolland with two models at the opening of the Champs Élysées store in 2011. (photo – M&S)
Bolland said: “We are focusing on Flagship stores to deliver brand presence and stand-out. We also see great opportunities in fresh Food and Lingerie and Beauty concepts.”
The Champs Élysées Flagship store by night. (photo – M&S)
The plans for Paris would make France it’s largest food market outside the UK. M&S hopes that the expansion will bring relief from the pain it has suffered in the over saturated UK market.
Whiskey and baked goods are favourites with French shoppers. (photo – M&S)
A new franchise partnership with SFH Invest will see three new on-street stores, trading from c.300 square metres, open this summer.
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley declaring the store open for business three years ago. (photo – M&S)
Workers and customers were outraged when M&S shut its stores in France in 2001.
Renowned for quality, affordable lingerie and beauty, it has also lined up 20 sites for expansion in emerging markets.
Noemie Lenoir, a former M&S lingerie model. (photo – M&S)
The company will also expand internationally with a ‘bricks and clicks’ approach by establishing flagship stores in key cities, supported M&S Food stores and a full online offer. It has recently revamped its website.
M&S’s current ‘Leading Ladies’ advertising campaign shot by Annie Leibovitz showcases it’s food and clothing products. (photo – Annie Leibovitz for M&S)
M&S’s International arm made profits of £120 million on sales of £1.1 billion last year. The new French Food stores will offer customers convenient access to a range of up to 2500 exceptional quality, fresh M&S products.
The Paris Flagship Store (photo – M&S)
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Phoebe Philo and her team opened the doors to their elegantly designed new flagship store on Mount Street today. Clear grey marmorino plastered walls and marbled floors inlaid with semi-precious stones, greeted eager customers. Danish artist FOS created specially commissioned artistic details including door handles, floor lamps and a chandelier.
Born in Paris and educated at Central Saint Martins in London, Philo won the ‘British Designer of the Year’ award in 2010 and the ‘International Designer of the Year’ award in 2011.
worklondonstyle shopping Celine’s new flagship store on Mount Street on opening day. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Attention to detail includes beautifully inlaid marble floors. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Geometric shapes were integral to her accessories for the season. Bags featured square handles coupled with cubic bangles and chunky, rectangular platform shoes.
The Summer 2014 Campaign (photo – Celine)
In a move away from her usual minimalism and understated elegance, Philo introduced bright colours and bold graphic prints for Spring /Summer 2014. The layered look and asymmetrical pleated skirts were teamed with coats and blazers.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
Travel informed the Spring/Summer collections of many designers at Paris Fashion Week. It is represented by colourful tribal prints in the collection at Celine.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
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At 70 and with more than 100 films to her credit, including the controversial ‘Belle De Jour’; the fiercely private Catherine Deneuve embodies French chic, aging well and being ‘bien dans sa peau’. She has been the muse for Yves Saint Laurent and the face of MAC, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton and Chanel No.5, among others.
In her new film ‘On My Way’ she stars as Bettie, an aging beauty queen, dealing with a failed relationship and an ailing restaurant. She takes a road trip to clear her head. Along the way she picks up a passenger; her charming, rude but comforting grandson. The film is set in the lovely French scenery of rural Brittany.
Catherine Deneuve and Nemo Schiffman in ‘On My Way’. (photo – Cohen Media Group.)
Whilst she has had many relationships, Catherine has only been married once, at 21, to British photographer David Bailey. She has two children. A son Christian from her relationship with director Roger Vadim and a daughter, Chiara from her relationship with actor Marcello Mastroianni.
Kate Moss arranged to be photographed with Deneuve after a meeting with David Bailey. They were photographed in Paris by Patrick Demarchelier.
Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss photographed at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris for Vanityfair. (photo – Patrick Demarchelier)
What is the secret to her evergreen beauty? Her daily routine includes a Citron Presse at 5pm. She credits good genes, living a good life, keeping out of the sun and drinking lots of water.
Make your own Citron Presse with the recipe from the famous ‘Cafe de Flore’.
Citron Presse recipe from Cafe de Flore. (photo – Debra Fioritto)
Stay cool with the drink ‘du jour’ a ‘Citron Presse’. (photo – worklondonstyle)
‘On My Way’ directed by Emmanuelle Bercot is released in French with English subtitles.
Stunningly beautiful, interesting and as cool as it gets. (photo – Carole Bellaiche)
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Five months since her appointment as global merchandising director at All Saints, Anita Barr is on the move again. She will be joining Harvey Nichols as its new group buying director at the end of March. She will be responsible for womenswear, menswear and accessories buying and report to new chief executive Stacey Cartwright, who joined Harvey Nichols last month.
Cartwright said, “I am delighted that Anita will be joining the senior management team. This is an exciting time for Harvey Nichols and her expertise and experience in this market will help strengthen our fashion leadership in the sector.”
Barr is moving to Harvey Nichols from All Saints where she is global merchandising director.
Barr said, “I am thrilled to be joining Harvey Nichols in this transformative chapter in the long and proud history of one of the world’s leading luxury department stores.”
Stacey Cartwright former CFO at Burberry who was appointed new CEO at Harvey Nichols on 17 February 2014. (photo – Harvey Nichols)
Barr previously held senior positions in buying and merchandising at Harrods and Selridges.
Harvey Nichols London (photo – Harvey Nichols)
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