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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Hot on the heels of their 2012 collaboration with French basics brand Comptoir des Cottoniers, Uniqlo has done it again. Available in Paris since November 2013; their Ines de la Fressange Paris range is set to be ‘pret-a-porter’ in London from mid March 2014.
Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo (photo – Uniqlo)
An international top model since 1975, Ines became the muse for Lagerfeld, modelling regularly for Chanel from 1983 to 1990. She has been the brand ambassador for luxury shoemaker Roger Vivier for the last decade and is part of the L’Oreal “Dream Team.” Her French style guide “La Parisienne” published in 2010, became a bestseller available in 17 languages.
Carrying a Roger Vivier handbag prior to the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection shows at the Grand Palais in Paris. (photo- Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)
Parisian Chic. (photo- Ines de la Fressange)
Ines says, “After many years in the fashion business I learned a few things, and my wish is to give back a part of my experience in order to help women, such as the trick to mix casual and sophisticated for instance. Everything can be mixed in an easy way and worn at the office and on the weekend.”
Ines working with Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa (photo – Uniqlo)
Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa said, “We talked regularly with Ines and exchanged views on a number of subjects including fabrics, design and fitting. Ines’ own lifestyle and approach to fashion closely mirror Uniqlo’s LifeWear and I am very pleased to be launching the new line that we have created together.”
Ines de la Fressange’s collaboration with LifeWear UNIQLO. (photo – Uniqlo)
LifeWear aims to promote comfort, allowing customers to create their own style. With her attitude of ‘laissez-faire’ and clearly ‘bien dans sa peau’, Ines’ collaboration with Uniqlo brings us a fun, wearable and affordable collection. French chic is available at uniqlo.com/uk.
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Just in time for Valentine’s day and ahead of its release in the US, comes the publication of Dr Wayne W. Dyer’s latest book ‘I Can See Clearly Now.’ It is an intimate look at four decades of the key experiences and decisions that have shaped his life. At every fork in the road Dr Dyer shows how seekers on a personal path to enlightenment can choose love over fear.
Dr Dyer shares personal experiences from his childhood in orphanages, his time in the American military and his drive and ambition to study and succeed. He writes “to inspire you to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now.”
Published in March 1976 ‘Your Erroneous Zones’ was. Dr. Dyer’s first book written for the public. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Wayne takes us with him on his journey as he decides to leave behind a life in academia and write and promote his first book aimed at the public: ‘Your Erroneous Zones.’
Quoting Thoreau’s “You will meet with a success unexpected in common hours,” Dr Dyer shows how you can gain success by staying aligned with the highest vision you have for yourself.
‘Pulling Your Own Strings’ published in 1978. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘Pulling Your Own Strings’ Wayne shares his own life philosophy teaching self reliance and self determination. He shows how to stand up for yourself at work and in your personal life. This book sets you free from feeling like a victim and allows you to control the fears and negative feelings that are keeping you from reaching your life’s potential.
‘There Is A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem’ published in 2001. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Wayne tells of his repeat visit to Assisi in October 2000. At San Damiano whilst awaiting a knee replacement operation due to running injuries, he finds himself up a winding staircase, having to carry John Graybill, who has braces on his leg due to muscular dystrophy. Struggling under the weight and panicking when his knee fails, Wayne experiences a miraculous healing when he sees an apparition of St. Francis.
The cover photo of ‘There Is A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem’ is the photo taken by Patricia Eagan, a member of their tour group. It shows Dr Dyer offering a silent prayer of gratitude to St. Francis on the balcony of the ancient building.
Dr Wayne Dyer’s latest book ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ published in 2014, compels you to take off the mask and gain clear vision of your life’s journey. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Dr Dyer shows that there are no accidents. Through sharing his own journey he helps us to discover our life’s purpose. This book sheds light on how important milestones carry with them the teaching to equip us for the future.
Dr Dyer is a New York Times bestselling author and has published more that 40 books. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker in the field of self-development. He holds a doctorate in educational counselling and was an associate professor at St. John’s University New York. ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ is available now at all bookstores in the UK and online. It will be published in the US on 25 February 2014.
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Forget the Presidential love triangle; the high street is in love with France. Bag your own bit of Gallic flair with le sac du jour – the bucket bag. Update your wardrobe with the bag created by Angele Lancel in 1925.
Lancel opened her store near the lively new Opera Garnier in Paris in 1876, selling smoking accessories. In 1925 she creates the iconic bucket bag renamed the Premier Flirt in 2006.
Brigitte Bardot with her famous basket in beloved St Tropez.
In 1987 the bucket bag is rereleased under the name Elsa. It quickly charms millions of women to become an international bestseller for the house. I succumb to its charms buying two in different sizes.
My big Lancel Elsa bag photographed during a 2003 stay at Ma Cachette chambres d’hotes in Arlanc in the Auvergne. (photo – worklondonstyle)
My small black Elsa bucket bag ideal for work and short trips. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Lancel reinterprets its cult bucket bag in 2006 and rechristens it the Premier Flirt.
The Lancel Premier Flirt 2006. (photo – Lancel)
Lancel expresses its proximity to the French cultural background with collaborations with French icons Isabelle Adjani and Brigitte Bardot. The design elements of the 2012 BB bag respected the actress’s strong conservation convictions as all materials were environmentally friendly and the leather look required no animal hides.
The curvaceous Brigitte Bardot bag created in 2012. (photo – Lancel)
For Spring/Summer 2014 the slouchy bucket bag is the perfect accessory. Topshop, Next, H&M, Zara and French Connection amongst others, all have affordable versions of the bag, allowing for a balance between casual and chic.
The 2014 high street version of the bucket bag from Zara. (photo – Zara)
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Tagged Auvergne, bags & shoes, Brigitte Bardot, Brigitte Bardot bag, Bucket bag, celebrity lifestyle, Elsa bag, French Connection, H&M, key trends, Lancel, must have, new season, Next, Opera Garnier, Paris, Premier Flirt, shopping, Spring/Summer 2014, Topshop, work, worklondonstyle, Zara
“London is without doubt the greatest city on the planet” said Boris Johnson after figures showed that the number of foreign tourists surged by 20% last summer. July to September saw 4.9 million visitors, making it the world’s most popular destination and setting London on course to welcome a record 16 million overseas visitors in one year.
Boris Johnson – The Mayor of London.
The charismatic mayor known for his sense of humour and public pranks such as the high wire act during the 2012 Olympics, is London’s most passionate promoter. Outspoken on petty bureaucracy, bicycle thieves, the airports commission’s plans for Heathrow, tennis with Pippa and life’s general absurdities; he has now waded into the Southpark Skateboard development debacle.
The ‘long live Southbank, you can’t remove history’ campaign was set up by supporters of London’s world famous Southbank Skatepark in defense of development plans for a Southbank Centre that will see the park moved to an alternate site 120 yards away under Hungerford Bridge.
Summer on the Southbank
Mr Johson said: “The skate park is the epicentre of UK skateboarding and is part of the cultural fabric of London. This much-loved community space has been used by thousands of young people over the years. It attracts tourists from across the world and undoubtedly adds to the vibrancy of the area. It helps to make London the great city it is.”
Visitors of all ages enjoy the view from the Southbank. (photo – worklondonstyle)
The Southbank Skateboard Park. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Skateboarders were delighted to receive the Mayor’s support. Tommy Wright said: “We’re stoked the Mayor is backing us. Anyone down for preservation gets mad props. Boris is a real G.”
The Urban Dictionary describes a “real G” as “a robust individual who did not change course under rough circumstances”. “Mad props” means thank you.
The Creative Director of arts organisation UpRise, involved in the Long Live Southbank campaign said: “It is great that Boris recognises the importance of the cultural heritage that exists in this space.”
Catherine Croft, Director of the 20th Century Society conservation group said: “The proposed massive extensions to the Centre will overwhelm one of the best groups of brutalist buildings in the UK, if not the world.”
A skater showing off his skills at the Southbank Skateboard Park. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Boris who writes a column for The Telegraph was one of the most popular guests on the comedy TV program “Mock the Week”.
Boris – ‘A real G’ promoting London.
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Paris born Phoebe Philo, creative director at Celine, received and OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. With fashion’s current emphasis on menswear, Phoebe is leading the way to comfort.
Phoebe Philo received and OBE in the New Year’s Honours. (photo-Getty)
Dressed for speed in Nike Air Max during an interview with Vogue. ( photo – David Sims)
Phoebe, already credited for spiking sales of New Balance 620’s and Nike Air Max, wore Stan Smith sneakers during Paris Fashion Week last year.
Marc Jacobs sported the trainers at the British Fashion Awards, whilst other supporters include Gisele Bundchen, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.
Philo sporting Stan Smith Adidas Originals. (photo – Pinterest)
The trainers named after US tennis player, Stan Smith who won Wimbledon men’s singles in 1972, had a fashion hey day in the 90’s. More than 22million pairs were sold.
Stan Smith Adidas Originals. (photo – Adidas)
Adidas Stan Smith Originals will be available in the UK from middle January 2014 at £67 per pair.
Adidas photographed by Bella Howard.
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Hermès, Paris evokes images of princesses, famous actresses and the wealthy elite. In 1837 Thierry Hermès opened his workshop making quality saddlebags, harnesses and horse carriages in the heart of Paris.
Hermès Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. (photo – worklondonstyle)
In 1892 the prototype of the Kelly bag was used as a saddle holder. By the 1930’s it had evolved into the Sac à dépêches, a spacious travel bag. Acclaimed costume designer Edith Head, introduced Grace Kelly to the bag when she chose accessories for the actress starring in ‘To Catch A Thief .’ After her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, a photo of her with the bag appeared in Life magazine. Instantly known as the Kelly bag it was officially renamed in 1977.
Happy customer (photo – worklondonstyle)
Actress and singer Jane Birkin, well known for carrying her belongings in a straw bag, was the inspiration behind the Hermès Birkin created in 1984. Priced between £4,800 and £100,000, the Birkin remains a best seller of the brand.
The bag is associated with long waiting lists (up to 5 years) as depicted in the TV series ‘Sex And The City’ and the book ‘Bringing Home the Birkin: My life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag’ by Michael Tonello.
The trademark orange packaging. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Hermès is renowned for its equestrian inspired silk scarves, bracelets, ties and watches. Last time I visited I acquired the iconic Multi-Loop Bridle bracelet.
Back at the hotel. (photo – worklondonstyle)
The iconic Hermès bracelet. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Hermès in harmony. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Model, fashion icon and blogger Olivia Palermo says, ‘Buying my first Hermès bag was like becoming one of the tribe.’
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Victoria Beckham has firmly established herself as one of the most powerful women in fashion in only a few short years. Named the most talked about designer on Twitter during New York Fashion Week in September 2012, she has been recognised as the most pinned celebrity for 2013 on Pinterest, according to The Telegraph.
Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week. (photo – GoRunway)
In 2007 Beckham won two Glamour Magazine Awards, one for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for her fashion achievements and another for ‘Woman of the Year.’ Victoria was named ‘Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011.
Fashion week with Natalie Massenet, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace. (photo – Rex Features)
Known for popularising Roland Mouret’s fitted dresses, Victoria launched her own collection at New York Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in 2008.
Victoria posed with Karl Lagerfeld for a photoshoot for French Elle at legendary designer Coco Chanel’s home. Here she appears with Karl at Mercede-Benz Fashion Week.
Former footballer, husband David with daughter Harper and American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2013. (photo – Reuters)
Simple monochrome designs featured heavily in her Spring/ Summer 2014 collection. Victoria looked crisp in a white shirt, tucked into cropped black trousers worn with heels.
Victoria’s signature smokey-eye make up.
January 2014 will see VB collaborating with Skype to give us an inside look into her business. The Skype team said, “From the spark that launched her business, the innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurialism and her embracing of technology to empower creativity and to run her business from around the globe, the story of the Victoria Beckham label will be told in a previously unseen way.”
One of her most copied by the high street looks for this Winter; the cropped polo neck and trouser. (photo – Rex Features)
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