I see absolutely no reason why your necessities can’t be just as beautiful as the pieces you find for aesthetics only. We have the most beautiful new additions to The Society inc. in the form of every thing you could possibly need in your sewing kit: glass headed pins, tailor’s thimbles, buttons, needles and measuring tapes all wrapped up in old classic couture packaging, the same way your grandmothers grandmother would have bought it in Paris, or in your very own oilskin kit.
Here are some pics of El Loco, the pop-up bar I designed for Merivale’s new space at the Excelsior. We did the whole fit-out in seven days!! We ripped out the ceiling and exposed the beams, painted cactuses on the walls and plastered pictures of Frida Kahlo, Mexican skeletons and sharks eating tacos. We crammed it full of mexican oil-cloth in outrageous floral & checkered prints, colourful metal stools, David Bromley lampshades, haybales, cacti and corn growing out of huge pots. The whole street is filled with the smell of shrimp, chicken, beef & tofu tacos, cornchips and guacamole.
So much fun- go and check it out!!
I’m heading off to the US next week to officially launch ‘The Stylist’s Guide to NYC’ in NYC! It will be held at the wonderful & inspirational, Anthropologie. Book signing from 6 – 8pm on Thursday 26th at the Soho store: 375 West Broadway, NYC 10012. So before you jet off to the Hamptons for the long weekend come and say hi- can’t wait to see you there!
There’s a cool contest that Anthropologie has set up- only available to those in NY! Check out their facebook for all the details and to enter.
My old assistant from New York, Julie Ho, went on to a fabulously festive career with her friend Nick, starting Confetti Systems after working at Martha Stewart together. They do lots of fantastic collaborative stuff and whilst I was working on ‘The Stylists’s Guide to NYC’ I went to their showroom/workspace and took these pictures. Check it out!
A Stylist’s Guide to NYC was officially launched last night with a party at MsG’s! Sponsored by Bloom and Absolut. I had so much fun (and so many more champagnes). My most fav & oldest friend, Edwina McCann, Editor of Harper’s Bazaar opened the night and the rest of the evening was filled with laughs and cocktails and a very late dinner with a sword-straw fight. MsG’s was the perfect host as usual!
My good friends at Edo Arts are having a Charity Event for the Japanese tsunami and earthquake appeals. It sounds super fun with a Shakuhachi Master, Koto players and a silent auction plus it’s for a good cause!