It is finally March, one of my favourite months of the year for so many reasons; my Birthday (Eek 26 years old already!), my anniversary ❤, the flowers are starting to blossom as Spring approaches and I am also moving house (yes again!) at the end of the month so its going to be an exceptionally busy/ but exciting time.
As far as trends go this Season I am loving whites, creams and white on black monochromatic looks. As far as accessories go rose gold has been close to my heart for quite some time now and I will continue to wear it throughout the Spring & Summer Seasons as much as I can, this is why I chose this beautiful Frederique Constant watch from Bahri Monaco. It expresses exactly what I am inspired by at the moment, feminine timeless romance… But we will get to that in just a moment.
Today Mulberry unveiled their new Cara Delevingne collaboration at a local photoshoot during London Fashion Week. Cara worked closely with the design team to create a collection of handbags uniting both Mulberry’s English attitude to functional beauty and Cara’s inimitable personality – a bag that can take you anywhere…
You may have seen Mulberry’s recent S/S 2014 Campaign shot in a beautiful old house in Oxfordshire where Cara sat to tea surrounded by peonies and with various animals including pelicans, dogs and a cockatoo!
This unveiling featured Mulberry’s classic whimsical and angelic style, this time with a magical woodland twist alongside two smartly dressed red-haired gentlemen with a pack of dogs. Posing barefoot in a dimly lit room, Cara revealed the Made in England collection in the ballroom of Claridges Hotel which was outfitted to appear as a romanticised version of the British countryside as part of Mulberry’s London Fashion Week showcase. With her trademark brows peering out from the trees, Cara posed with her new line wearing a crisp white shift dress.
I am pleased to announce the next great event taking place in Monaco this month and definitely not one to be missed! At the Cafe de Paris, Salon Bellevue on the 22nd of February 2014 immerse yourself in a magical evening as we celebrate the Roaring Twenties. Puttin’ On the Ritz offers a journey through time in the heart of the Principality.
The program includes a digital print exhibition in honor of this legendary retro period. A breathtaking musical performance will accompany the dinner to excite you throughout the evening with violet voice jazz singers, Broadway dancers, a Charleston show and various elements of surprise! In the picturesque setting of the 20s, discover the art of how to be a gentleman. Our podium invites editorial male models who will be wearing prestigious London based brands including Velsvoir & Mr. Fox. The evening will continue with a DJ playing a vintage mix inspired by the Roaring Twenties.
I am really excited, as you can see we have partnered with the event to bring you even more surprises, who knows… if you make an appearance you may even be featured on www.sophieinmonaco.com
20h00 : Cocktail with art exposition
21h00 : Dinner created by Chef Jean Claude Brugel, Best Craftsman in France 1996
22h30 : Lotterie in favour of the Monégasque Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort
23h00 : Party (Dj)
180 EURO per person –> of which 10 Euro will be donated to the Monégasque Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort
Dress Code : Extrême Élégance (Ladies & Gentlemen)
Contact Info / Reservation : + 33 6 22 59 52 66 email@example.com
Ladies and Gentlemen, why don’t you go where fashion sits… Puttin’ On The Ritz!
I wanted to touch on a subject that I have not before, I recently met the wonderfully provocative and multi-talented Monegasque artist Vanessa Roux. We met by chance and I instantly fell in love with her warmth and passion as a humanitarian but also her commitment as an artist that she exudes into each of her installations.
It just so happens that I can also announce today the launch of the brand new and high tech Vanessa Roux website www.vanessaroux.com ! You will be immediately welcomed to the home page where some of the artist’s very own pictures are assembled within slides like an old fashioned cartoon and all with Depeche Mode music playing in the background, no artist has done this before! This ‘Ephémère’ style of online installation will change every couple of months so be sure to check back every so often, the titles reflect a play on words and phonetic game that the artist always uses so put your artistic mind to test. “For example : L U V is the biggest Power ( Love is the biggest Power ) Elle, You, V ( Oui ) Is the biggest Power…”
The artist tries to come up with different titles for each performance to create and generate within the public different optical views, feelings and ideas. Some of Vanessa Roux’s pictures/photos can be appreciated alongside the’ Unchained Duck’(or in French ‘Canard Enchainé’) that you will discover on her website. In a “clin d’oeil” (blink of an eye!), Vanessa Roux, as an animal lover, likes to unchain the poor baby duck !
I was invited into her lovely home and studio to discover her work in person and simply just to get to know her better. I was greeted by her 3 happy little dogs cheerily jumping at my heels for attention, all utterly lovable and each one with their own sad story which once lead to changing Vanessa’s life forever. She now channels all of her energy into bringing light to the inhumane treatment of animals and these terrible puppy farms (large scale facility where puppies are raised for profit alone in very unsanitary conditions and lack of socialisation) that people are still not that aware of!
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, it is a national holiday in Monaco tomorrow (St Devote Day) so my weekend is in fact a whole day longer AND I get to miss the Monday blues, thank you Monaco for this blessing! I feel like I may be catching a cough because of this lingering sore throat I have had over the last days so I will use this time to stay home and get better.
I have been organising my entire wardrobe this weekend again from scratch, getting rid of those clothes that haven’t really been worn or I am bored of. Leaving room for some new outfits for the New Year. I would love to know how you guys sort out your clothes and how you get rid of them, do you sell them? or give them away? or give them to your siblings even?
I have been using Vestiaire Collective to sell my more precious items and it has proven useful until very recently, they have not kept to their terms or wire transfer dates… Customer services are also not very helpful and take much more than 48 hours to reply to your emails. I find this so frustrating and time consuming, do any of you use this website to buy or sell? I would love to hear about your experiences. You can find me on Vestiaire here.
2013 was quite a year and I believe in starting fresh at the beginning of each year which also applies to my wardrobe, which got me thinking about my favourite outfits of 2013 which were featured on the blog. I cannot wait to see what new outfits 2014 brings!