Posted on August 29 2013Style Spotlight: Chanel 2.55 The 2.55 was designed by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and while the design was erected in the 1920s, the bag was not released until after the Second World War in February of 1955. The name derived from the year that it launched, is created with calfskin, lambskin or fur in a range of colours. Lambskin was a key material in the design as it was soft and pliant. The diamond quilting was also an essential element as is the chain. The chain is meant to be worn short or long which is plated in 24-carat gold. The classic model which has a dark red lining reflects the colour of the uniforms in the convent. Since it's launch, there have been various reissues of the iconic design.
Posted on August 20 2013
Things to Do: London Read: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry Jewellery aficionados will appreciate Assouline's latest release. From Art Nouveau to the millennium, historian Vivienne Becker highlights the key pieces that represent the best design of our time. This tome showcases the works of Cartier, Van Cleef, David Webb and more. www.assouline.com
Watch: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the William Shakespeare Globe Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and set in mythical Athens, this inventive comedy focuses on love and chaos. The Duke of Athens is engaged to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons and encounters a tangled web of lovers: Hermiais is in love with Lysander but is engaged to Demetrius. Helena is in love with Demetrius, but he loathes Helena. The adventure begins when the Duke of Athens commands Hermia to marry Demetrius, and the couples retreat into the woods where they stumble upon a row between the king and queen of the fairies. A Midsummer Night's Dream 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
Web: shakespearesglobe.com Tel: +44 020 7902 1400
Listen: iTunes Festival Held at the Roundhouse in Camden, the month-long annual music festival is back and will kick off on 1 September. From Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon to Justin Timberlake and Tinie Tempah, they have a roster of musical acts of various genres. iTunes Festival September 1st to 30th Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH Web: itunesfestival.com
Eat: Afternoon Tea at Balthazar Balthazar's London edition pays homage to its British setting with its afternoon tea offering. Head pastry chef Régis Beauregard spent a decade curating his culinary skills at the Ritz's afternoon tea before creating his sumptuous menu for Balthazar. The traditional afternoon tea offers a classic range of sandwiches (including crab and tarragon mayonnaise and smoked salmon), freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam along with a selection of pastries including lemon, raspberry and rose water macaroons, banana and spice cake and almond rocher. Balthazar Restaurant 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 7PR Tel: +44-020-3301-1155
Posted on August 07 2013Who: Sharon Stone and Jessica Alba What: This Louis Vuitton Suhali Le Fabuleux bag features a supple goat leather exterior with fine contrast top stitching. Crafted and embellished with studs and hardware, this bag features metallic corners and its signature LV padlock. This bag is in excellent condition. Why: This structured bag offers a streamlined silhouette complementing your work wardrobe.
Posted on July 21 2013High Fashion Society presented an American Vintage Victory themed party in true spirited fanfare in Shoreditch on the 4th of July. From Chanel jewelry and vintage Yves Saint Laurent to a Hermès Birkin, the pre-loved online shop took their wares offline showcasing their latest finds and vintage pieces. The event drew bloggers and guests such as Sophie Anderton, Daniel Jones, Lewis-Duncan Weedon, Zoe Pocock and Su-Elise Nash. "I love vintage," said model Sophie Anderton who treated herself by purchasing the Mulberry Poacher jacket and a Missoni dress. "My favourites are YSL and Chanel." Stylist and designer Lewis-Duncan Weedon, an avid vintage enthusiast, acquired his grandmother's Birkins and Chanel blazers at an early age. "I collect vintage, so I'm really avant garde and I love pieces. It's so nice to see actual vintage. You know sometimes people say it's vintage when it's actually not. There are some incredible pieces here that I've had my eye on. Which is really good for collectors," said Weedon. "I'm into the ethos of beautiful fashion that's very well made. The fabrication of the pieces are just so beautiful and they last. I love high end fashion as well. I think with high street and things, there's just something about the glamour and the elegance of vintage pieces. And also the story behind them as well. When you buy a top from the high street, there's nothing there but if you go and buy something here, you might know a little something about who's worn it and where it has been and the era. I love that." The venue was transformed into a space of retro nostalgia with vintage Edwarian trunks, imagery of style icon Audrey Hepburn and a jukebox playing classic tunes. Guests sipped on champagne, Pimms and American beer and enjoyed a typical 4th of July barbecue spread which included burgers, hot dogs and bespoke High Fashion Society cupcakes. Bloggers embraced their retro spirit that evening, channeling vintage style and glamour by dressing in couture. They finished their look with the help of hairstylist Timothy David and make up artist Justyna Dobrowloska and had the moment captured on camera by Kell Mitchell. Scroll down to view our gallery with all the photo's from the event. [print_gllr id=1292]
Posted on May 20 2013Pippa's got one, Jessica Alba's got one and now you can have one too at a discounted price. The Gucci 1970 bag has just arrived from one of our High Fashion Society VIP members. Our pre-loved Gucci 1970 Bag has been used only a few times by our VIP so it's in a good as new condition. Get your hands on this statement bag at a fraction of it's current retail price. Shop the Gucci 1970 Bag here>