Monday, 14 June 2010

Some news regarding the Graduate Design Awards

Dear Graduates,

Sometimes we all wish that we could have a 48 hours day, don't we?
Final projects for university, graduate fashion week, and then our Graduate Design Award deadline all happening at once
...or so you thought!

We are so excited about the attention it is receiving that we have decided to extend the deadline date to Monday, 2nd August 2010.

Hopefully this will allow all you talented, but super busy students extra time to prepare your application forms. Furthermore we will now be announcing and presenting the awards in late September to coincide with the London Fashion Week and London Design Festival.

Keep the applications coming, we wish you the best of luck!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Gold Fever

With celebrations of the London Jewellery Week all over town we wanted to seize the opportunity, got some of our wonderful jewellery designers together and held an exclusive in-store and press event yesterday.

Allumer, Ambre France, Anna Maria S, Florence B, Michael Berger, Michal Lerman, Miquella, Rina Tairo and xxmiles joined us in our boutique

(stunning gold necklace in the very front: Michal Lerman)

showed their new collections and further pieces of their ranges

(Rina Tairo)


were available to have a chat


(Anna Maria S)

and Michael Berger amazed us with his mesmerizing kinetic sculpture, which demonstrates the functionality of his rings.

The sculpture is now displayed on our counter, so pop by if you want to have a look at it!

(All photos by Zosia Swidlicka)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2010!

Last night we had the pleasure to attend the celebration of Walpole's "Brands of Tomorrow" for 2010. We were announced "Brands of Tomorrow" alongside Basso & Brooke, Charlotte Olympia Shoes, Mawi Jewellery, Rococo Chocolates, Josephine Home and Abahna. It is a great honour to us, especially because the scheme includes a bespoke mentoring and coaching program designed to support up-and-coming British luxury brands in becoming world-class leaders in their respective field.

Considering that one of the key-elements of our concept is the mentoring of the many talented designers that work together with us, we regard it as an amazing opportunity and generous offer to be mentored for the next year not only by Walpole chairman John Ayton, but as well by author and doyenne of luxury journalism Lucia van der Post.

The event took place at Browns Hotel in London.

A nice setting for such a luxurious occasion...

Each candidate had an opportunity to present his products to the members of Walpole, the mentors, journalists and of course the other new members.


Basso & Brooke

Charlotte Olympia

Josephine Home

Mawi Jewellery

Rococo Chocolates

We chose to bring glass decanters by BiS Productions, pink heels by Sonya Parenti, bite plates by Evthokia, carr├ęducker shoes, cufflinks and pin by Samuel Gassmann, a cuff by Mallarino, a necklace by Bex Rox and a ceramic sculpture by Jasmin Rowlandson, all of which we decorated on a beautiful Helen Ruth scarf:

Furthermore we showcased teacups by welovekaoru.

We enjoyed the evening (and as our Twitter followers know the preparations for the evening, too) ....

...and are looking forward to the upcoming year with Walpole