Friday, April 18, 2014

SALE ALERT: GUCCI - BAGS, SHOES & SUNGLASSES!


Get those credit cards out Green Pebbles Girls and Gentlemen!

Stunning GUCCI bags, shoes and sunglasses are finally in your grasp at some exceptional prices from SECRET SALES!

A few of our favorites to get you going:



















Monday, April 14, 2014

MOYNAT BRINGS STYLE OF ORIENT EXPRESS BACK TO LIFE.... and OPENS A NEW HOME IN LONDON!

Moynat Malle de Beauté

As the FT headlines with titles suggesting logos are back making some of us shudder, we take comfort in recognising that true luxury connoisseurs will rejoice at this work of art by Moynat's Creative Director Ramesh Nair celebrating two timeless symbols of the art of travel Moynat and the recently re-launched Orient Express.

Newly Re-Launched Orient Express

Indeed Moynat and the Orient Express have come together in what Ramesh has described as "a joyous opportunity to renew old ties and forge new ones", and for or this occasion he created the Malle de Beauté, an original creation that required 250 hours of meticulous precision, reflecting Moynat’s talent and uncompromising savoir-faire. 

Moynat Malle de Beauté

The beauty case is sheathed in vegetal-tanned calfskin in the signature Orient-Express blue, lined in beige textile.  The body of the case is made of strong and lightweight poplar, while the drawer hinges are of apple wood, chosen for its resistance as much as for its fine grain and sublime colour. These hinges are a true marvel of woodworking and have been exposed in order to better appreciate the craftsmanship.

Moynat Malle de Beauté

The magic of this case can only truly be discovered upon opening it. The backlit mirror illuminates automatically upon lifting the lid, displaying the sophisticated interior of the box and the custom-made drawers that each contain various beauty products by Guerlain, essential travel companions for an elegant and glamorous voyage. 

The drawers have been designed to gently clasp a perfume bottle in place when closed. As all the drawers fan out, they reveal a vintage Baccarat bottle of Shalimar perfume from the Roaring Twenties.


Moynat's First Store outside Paris in London's Mayfair


To truly experience the beauty of the Malle de Beauté we can only recommend  you visit the Moynat flagship store in Paris' Rue Saint Honoré - or if you are living or travelling to London you really out to stop by the new Mayfair home of the Maison.

Moynat opened its first store outside of Paris early in March, in one of the most charming neighbourhoods of London, at 112 Mount Street facing the Connaught Hotel. 

Occupying two floors, the store includes women's and men's leather goods and accessories, trunks and textiles. An in-store atelier is dedicated to the signature personalization service, from hand painting of initials, to taking orders for made-to-measure trunks and handbags.


The VIP Room in Moynat's new Mayfair Store in London

The boutique is again designed by Gwenael Nicolas, director of Curiosity. The domed ceiling and the arched windows echo the signature curves on Moynat trunks and handbags. 

The pattern of the ceiling is inspired by the Art Deco period, the golden age of Moynat, when the artist Henri Rapin was the creative director of the House.




BRILLIANT A-Z OF DANCE BY DIESEL FOR #JOGGJEANS



We absolutely love this amazing video by DIESEL for its latest JOGG JEANS campaign #joggjeans.

Shot by Director Jacob Sutton on the streets and rooftops of sunny LA, the DIESEL A-Z of Dance shows us how to float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup, get those Lambada and Pole Dancing moves.. it's time to step up! 

In a very special project for i-D and Diesel,  Sutton has captured the world's hottest dancers walking in the air in their Jogg Jeans and cut-offs. 



Thank you Elisa!

Monday, April 7, 2014

LUPITA NYONG'O AMBASSADRESS FOR LANCÔME


Maison Lancôme has announced actress Lupita Nyong’o as its new brand ambassadress. 

Lupita received an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave – making her the fourth Academy Award winning Lancôme ambassadress. 

Lupita will first be seen in September 2014 for Lancome in a campaign shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

IMAGE: ©Alexi Lubomirski for Lancôme

Via: www.fashioninsight.co.uk

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SWAROVSKI WINS RED DOT DESIGN AWARD FOR BEST STAND AT BASELWORLD 2014

Swarovski's "Wings of Sparkle" Stand at Baselworld

When we met and interviewed Swarovski's CEO Robert Buchbauer (read interview here) at last year's Baselworld, he was very proud of the exceptional stand Swarovski can boast today.

The stand named Wings of Sparkle received rave reviews last year and this year it has gone a step further by being awarded the 2014 RED DOT DESIGN AWARD for BEST STAND (Swarovski had been awarded the Red Dot Design twice before for its women’s watch D:Light in 2009 and men’s watch Crystallium in 2013) 



Swarovski's spectacular circular booth of 2,000 m2, totally renewed in 2013 by Tokujin Yoshioka to celebrate Swarovski's unique sparkle, is the perfect expression of Swarovski’s brand DNA. Its 7 meter high curved wall gathers more than 250,000 reflectors with a mirrored surface which recreates Swarovski’s iconic facets.




Takujin Yoshioka commented:  "I wanted to create the space from luminance itself.  My intention was to express the space by the dazzle of light not by forms.  Visitors will enter the world of Swarovski by being veiled with the light of luminance and immerse in a bath of light".


On the booth this year, Swarovski’s whole universe is presented, including Swarovski watches and jewellery , Swarovski professional, Atelier Swarovski, Swarovski gemstones and Lola and Grace collections. 





In addition, a very special art piece is unveiled for the first time: Creative Director Nathalie Colin and artist Irinia Volkonskii were both at Baselworld to unveil an exciting up cycling project.  


The art scene is a rich source of inspiration for Swarovski’s Creative Director, Nathalie Colin, and has largely inspired Swarovski’s two latest collections. In celebration of creativity and innovation, Nathalie Colin invited Russian artist Irina Volkonskii to create a unique and eye-catching art piece. 

The concept centres around the representation, the fragmentation, and dematerialisation of time, using Swarovski watches from former collections as the very starting point of the art piece. 

“Irina is a long-time friend and artist whom I admire very much. By inviting her to work with us, I wanted to give a second life to these beautiful products. There is so much craftsmanship and know-how behind each and every design, that provides a real opportunity to push even further their artistic storytelling,” says Nathalie Colin.


Irina, who has collaborated with Swarovski on several projects, gave a personal perspective to this special upcycling project. 

"When Nathalie contacted me for this collaboration, I loved the concept immediately. I have always worked with and adored crystals,”

Irina pursued one of her dearest themes; the encounter of the gigantic and the tiny. She combined approximately 2000 Swarovski watches from former collections to create "Watchme”, a stunning sculpture in the shape of a huge watch almost two meters in height.

Swarovski Creative Director Nathalie Colin and artist Irina Volkonski
stand in front of the WATCHME sculpture made from over 2000 swatches

Raw, graphic, and ornamental, the "WATCHME” sculpture comprises wood panels covered in an intricate patchwork of Swarovski watches, Crystal Mesh, chains, and studs to stunning effect. All these elements are set solidly together to express the idea that time has stopped and is fragmented. 

The concept of time was highly inspiring as Irina explains 

"To take time….to run after time…time runs fast…we never have enough time…I wanted to portray the idea of time flying in the sculpture. In a way, I want to print the memory of time with my art piece.” 




SALE ALERT: ALEXANDER McQUEEN SCARVES, ACCESSORIES, BAGS & SHOES


If like the Green Pebbles Girls and Gentlemen you have a soft spot for ALEXANDER McQUEEN accessories, bags and shoes then you cannot miss the sale currently on at SECRET SALES.

Here is a small selection of our personal favorites:

Menswear Scarf

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