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July 30 2014

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5 posts tagged "Faberge"

Favorite Of Royals, Now Favorite Of Yours, Too

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Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Albert II of Monaco own Fabergé eggs. Now you can, too. The fabled Russian jewelry house founded in 1897 by Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, was revived in 2009 with his great-granddaughters Tatiana and Sarah helming the company’s heritage council, and it’s opening its first store in the U.S. on Madison Avenue today. Among the offerings designed by creative and managing director Katharina Flohr (late of Russian Vogue) are Les Favorites—miniature egg pendants (pictured) made from precious stones encircled in tiny diamonds or the guilloché enamel that the jeweler is famous for. “The fashionable young crowd in London are really embracing our fine egg pendants,” Flohr told Style.com at a walk-through of the new store yesterday. (New York is the house’s third store after Geneva and London.) “They collect the eggs and wear them layered like charms. In fact, there’s a waiting list there of clients wanting the latest edition to add to their collection.” The pendants start at $6,500 and there’s no waiting list—yet—on Madison Avenue.

Photo: Courtesy of Fabergé

Mario Testino Shoots Fabergé Campaign, The Style Of Ray Eames Comes To Life In A New Documentary, Sephora X Prabal Gurung, And More…

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After debuting its first ad campaign last month, Fabergé has a second one lensed by Mario Testino on the way for spring, featuring Josh Fabergé, his cousin Melanie de Pouqueville, and their friends Nina and Sophia Flohr. Josh Fabergé is the great-great-grandson of Russian royal jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. [WWD]

Ever dream of going shopping with Chloë Sevigny? This week you can, thanks to Hugo Boss, which is giving away a shopping trip with the actress at its Meatpacking District store tomorrow to a Foursquare follower of the label. [Page Six]

A new documentary about Charles Eames, titled Eames: The Architect and the Painter, reveals the personal style of his “somewhat more elusive” wife, Ray. “A more subtle attraction is Ray’s wardrobe: the starchy white blouses, trim square-necked jumpers, waist-cropped jackets and dirndl skirts that she wore most days and throughout her lifetime,” writes The New York Times‘ Ruth La Ferla. The movie, at IFC Center in NYC, will be broadcast on PBS on December 19. [NYT]

Sephora is stepping up its fashion game thanks to Prabal Gurung. The beauty retailer has enlisted the designer to create new uniforms, set to debut in late April, for all of its beauty advisers in North America. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Fabergé

Fabergé Lays A New Egg In London, No Free Panties For VS Angels, Christophe Decarnin’s Extremely Limited-Edition Dress For Sale, And More…

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Fabergé opened its first boutique in 96 years in London today. The shop will be selling its famous jeweled eggs along with a new collection of high-end jewelry and watches. [Telegraph]

Apparently, getting your Angel wings and modeling Victoria’s Secret’s most expensive bra doesn’t mean you get free lingerie from the brand. Miranda Kerr was spotted shopping at Victoria’s Secret over the weekend in New York with her baby son Flynn. [Huff Po]

The costume designer for My Week With Marilyn, Jill Taylor, says the goal was to show another side of the blonde bombshell’s style. “She’s known for her showstopping glamorous gowns, but after studying hundreds of books and photographs, we found out that Marilyn actually dressed for comfort.” [Vogue U.K.]

If you had any interest in getting your hands on Christophe Decarnin’s metallic silk runway dress from his Fall 2011 collection, you better move quickly. There is only one of the Balmain dresses available in the world and it’s on SSENSE.com today. [SSENSE.com]

Starting December 5, you can access five decades of Valentino Garavani’s archives with the click of a button. The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an application you can download to your computer, offers a 3-D experience to view over 5,000 images of the designer’s dresses, illustrations, and photos, along with 95 fashion show videos. [ValentinoGaravaniArchives.org]

All That Glitters Is Gold—And Diamonds, Usually—At Paris’ Haute Joaillerie Day

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Couture wrapped up in Paris this week, but before the buyers and editors bid adieu to the season, the jewelers got to have their say. At the annual haute joaillerie day, several of the largest houses showed their fine jewelry collections. Below, the brightest and most extravagant baubles from Chanel, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more.

Chanel
After her lover Boy Capel’s death, Coco Chanel traveled to Venice for a change of scene. The trip to the great port city opened the door to a new love story—one with exotic cultures (and their jewelry), from Istanbul to Russia and points East. Chanel’s haute jewelers channeled the visit with a colorful array of rubies, emeralds, and pink sapphires worked into an articulated necklace for the Mosaique suite and the Persian cuff (pictured). The house’s signature Camellia takes a lacy turn with delicate arabesques in white gold, diamonds and pearls, a creation that required untold hours of painstaking laser design.

Dior
Chez Dior Joaillerie, the setting, too, is a gem. When Peter Marino refurbished the house’s hôtel particulier on the Place Vendome, he complemented the jewels by incorporating exceptional pieces of art from the LVMH collection, like a gray butterfly relief by Damian Hirst and one-off lamps by Véronique Rivemal. It made a fitting home for Dior’s Crystal Vendome watches, and new additions to the Coffret de Victoire collection, like the bejeweled poissons combattants—or as we’d call them in English, Siamese fighting fish (pictured). Continue Reading “All That Glitters Is Gold—And Diamonds, Usually—At Paris’ Haute Joaillerie Day” »

Blasblog From Paris: Cool Book From Cold Country

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Assouline hosted a party for its latest coffee-table tome, Russian Style, at its Saint-Germain store in Paris last night, which drew the likes of Dasha Zhukova, Tatiana Santo Domingo, and Olympia Scarry. Beyond pics of a few military jackets and posses of girls in head-to-toe Balmain, which are two dominant influences over there (trust me!), the book is a more complete look at the many ways the country has inspired fashion. Think Fabergé, Erté, et al. “It’s more a full panorama of styles and techniques, and how Russian style has evolved from the ages,” explained its author, Russian L’Officiel‘s editor in chief, Evelina Khromchenko. Fun fact: The editrix is the voice of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in the Russian version of The Devil Wears Prada.

Photo: Derek Blasberg