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April 17 2014

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5 posts tagged "Veuve Clicquot"

Bubbly Love

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Charlotte Olympia x Veuve Clicquot's Love Bubbly

On Saturday, the jet set will descend on the Hamptons to watch Veuve Clicquot’s annual Polo Classic, where ponies, bubbles, and pastels will undoubtedly abound. To commemorate the summer event, Charlotte Olympia’s Charlotte Dellal has teamed up with Veuve to create a champers-themed capsule. Aptly named Lovely Bubbly, the range, which will be available at the designer’s New York store and online this July, comprises such clever, booze-inspired wares as a gilded, bubble-embellished Lucite clutch, black satin sandals garnished with a Champagne flute, a “Cheers” bag, and a pair of the designer’s signature Dolly pumps that are made out of—what else?—gold-speckled cork. “I always enjoy designing with cork,” said Dellal, who offered that her favorite way to drink Champagne is in a large glass over ice, or á la piscine. “It has a natural beauty and functionality.” We do, however, suggest sipping in moderation while donning Dellal’s sky-high platforms—overindulging will likely result in a literal bottoms- (or, rather, soles-) up situation. Ranging from $595 to $995, the collection debuts above, exclusively on Style.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia

Marc Jacobs, Golden Boy

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The age-old problem: How to hold that icy-cold flute of Champagne? This season’s solution: The new Veuve Clicquot and Marc Jacobs collaborative gloves ($35), which hit Marc Jacobs stores and marcjacobs.com tomorrow. They’re the latest in the Champagne-maker’s annual winter “Clicquot in the Snow” series, which teams with fashion and beauty brands on exclusives (in the past, DKNY and cosmetics guru Fresh) and touts the bubbly as an apres-ski drink. Luckily, no slopes are required. Regrettably, no Champagne is included with purchase.

Photo: Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot

Horse Play

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A bit of bubbly was the relative concept at the second annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to benefit L.A.’s Will Rogers State Historic Park yesterday. “I’ll probably only make it through a quarter of a glass of Champagne,” co-hostess Rachel Zoe told Style.com. “I have my son with me and day drinking has never been my thing.” New mom Selma Blair also demurred, “I might have a sip, but it’s Daddy’s day to drink.”

On the idyllic sunny Sunday afternoon, tumblers of Veuve weren’t the only intoxicating element: Beneath yellow and white striped tenting, VIPs—including Zoe Saldana, Ali Larter, Sofia Vergara, Jaime King, and Camilla Belle—lounged and watched the polo match while a live ragtime band performed. Waiters and guests, like Decades owner Cameron Silver in his Gucci riding boots and Hermès ascot, were dressed in period garb. The vintage expert advised that “anything with a drop waist or from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection” would be suitable women’s attire for a polo match.

Event host Nacho Figueras, a man with plenty of expertise in proper polo gear, was focused on the philanthropic element of the day. “There used to be 22 polo fields in L.A. and now there’s one,” said the polo player and Ralph Lauren model of the oceanside park, which recently lost almost $500,000 in state funding. “We’re trying to bring that moment back—the special thing is the history and atmosphere here.”

Photo: Getty Images

B Is For Baby For L.A.M.B.’s Gwen Stefani, Clicquot Uncorks A Food Truck, Topshop’s Glams Up Vegas, And More…

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Motherhood has turned Gwen Stefani’s attention to baby fashions. The rock star behind L.A.M.B. has created Harajuku Mini, a clothing line for babies, children, and tweens launching November 13 at Target and on Target.com for $3.99 to $29.99. [WWD]

There is a chic truck to fit your craving for just about anything you might want to buy these days, from Korean beef tacos to nail salons on wheels. Now, Veuve Clicquot is rolling out their own gourmet food cart with offerings ranging from currywurst to bubbly. Unfortunately, you’ll have to venture to Berlin to get a toast of Clicquot on-the-go. [Hint]

Models Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo have a message to send with the new documentary Letters to Haiti. Rocha and co. traveled to Port-au-Prince with hundreds of letters to raise spirits after the downtrodden country was ravaged by the deadly earthquake. On her blog, the model previews the film. [Oh So Coco]

Topshop is getting all dressed up, Vegas-style. Just in case you forget your sequined party dress at home, the British retailer will have you covered with their new collection, Dress Up, debuting at their flagship store, set to open in Sin City in March. [WWD]

Photos: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com

Florence Welch For Gucci, Daphne Guinness: The Film, Mother’s Day Chez Roitfeld, And More…

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It’s “Cosmic Love” between Gucci’s Frida Giannini and Florence Welch. After meeting the ginger songstress at the Grammys this year, the designer says she was so struck by Welch’s presence that she inspired Gucci’s Fall ’11 collection. Why? She’s got the “self-assured look that goes hand in hand with the Gucci woman,” Giannini says. [Vogue U.K.]

Daphne Guinness—shy? The heiress, who got dressed for this year’s Met gala in the windows of Barneys, admits, “Maybe this is my way of getting more comfortable with people. I gravitated towards people who are as shy as I was. We sort of huddled together, like on a raft.” Learn more about Guinness in “Daphne’s Window,” a new short film by Brennan Stasiewicz. [Nowness]

Style.com revealed what Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld planned to give Carine for Mother’s Day this year, but here is a look at one of his creative gifts from his younger years. In this image, the first to be released from the Rizzoli pictorial biography on the former Paris Vogue editor due out in October, depicts Roitfeld wearing a shirt Vladimir made for her on Mother’s Day when he was eight years old. [Hint]

And today in tipples: The world’s most expensive bottle of Champagne was purchased at an auction for $41,000. “Vintage,” in this case, barely covers it: The bottle of Veuve Clicquot has been chilling since the 1840′s beneath the Baltic Sea. [ELLE]

Photo: Steve Granitz / WireImage