As fashion followers well know, Jade Jagger does high jewelry. Her gold “skull rosary” necklaces, produced under her own name, go for £1,000 a pop; the pieces in her former collaboration with Garrard featured multi-zero price tags. What the stylish set is about to discover is that Jagger is putting her full name behind a more accessible label ranging from baubles to T-shirts. As the debut collection, titled “Queen of Teens”—celebrated in Paris last night at the VIP Room—attests, Jagger’s two teenage daughters, Assisi and Amber, are fully involved (even if school kept them in London this week). So is it about adding clothes to a jewelry concept, or jumping into younger fashions and adding a lashing of gems? Neither, said Jagger, who arrived at her party decked in her own designs, a shapely black knit minidress with a colorful splay of pills bearing smileys, hearts, and diamonds teamed with real sparklers and studded leather bracelets. “I like being independent and different. It’s about a lifestyle brand that combines fashion, art, music, and family togetherness”—not to mention a certain amount of life on the road, with clubbing events from Ibiza and Bombay to Moscow by way of London, Amsterdam, and, last night, Paris’ newly reopened VIP lounge. Jagger’s boyfriend, Dan Williams, led a lineup of DJ acts including the Misshapes, who were expected to spin until 5 a.m. Probably best, then, that Assisi and Amber stayed home.
Last Thursday night was unreservedly iconic. The opening of Atlantis at Palm Jumeirah was filled with elegance, glamour, and a dazzling display of what happens in the crazy collision of East meets West with unbounded imagination, passion, and budget. The evening began with yours truly doing the cocktail set, which was attended by HH Sheikh Maktoum, Michael Jordan, Robert De Niro, Sir Richard Branson, Charlize Theron, Wesley Snipes, Matthew Williamson, Naeem and Ranjana Khan, Tim Jeffries, Jade Jagger, Mary-Kate Olsen, Gerard Butler, Tom Silverman, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Mischa Barton, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam, Mehmet Oz, Colin Cowie, Stuart Brownstein, Kylie Minogue, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Trini Woodall, Denise Rich, Lindsay Lohan, Sam Ronson, Ann Dexter-Jones, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, Julien Macdonald, and of course, our hosts, Sol Kerzner and the very gracious Kerzner family. Continue Reading “Postcard From Dubai: Donna D’Cruz Reports From Atlantis” »
“Just hanging out and having a great time,” said Chace Crawford at the Claridge’s Bar 10th anniversary party last night in London. The Gossip Girl star was on hand to help the ultraglamorous hotel bar celebrate its anniversary alongside a loyal group of high-profile Londoners. Rod and Kimberly Stewart joined Jade Jagger (who wore a puffy prom dress) with boyfriend Dan Williams, Rosamund Pike, Vivienne Westwood with former daughter-in-law Serena Rees of Agent Provocateur and husband Andreas, Nicky Haslam, Pippa Middleton, a pregnant Leah Wood, Dinos and Jake Chapman, Zandra Rhodes, and more. All sipped pink Champagne while noshing on tidbits of foie gras, baby kebabs, and outrageously scrumptious chocolate-and-raspberry samosas.