Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SIMONE PERELE LINGERIE CATWALK SHOW EXCITES PARIS!



The Pavillon Cambon in Paris was buzzing with excitement at the showing of the SIMONE PERELE FW14 collection earlier in the year, and we are delighted to be able to share the super video of the event, as well as the fabulous backstage video.











Thursday, July 10, 2014

FROM MONTECARLO WITH LOVE...... AND CROC! D'ORA TOKAI LAUNCHES 'MUNDU'



Well known for her very feminine leather suits inspired by Montecarlo's driving heritage, we were rather intrigued by designer Dora Tokai's latest venture for her brand D'Ora Tokai: a personalised croc bag named "MUNDU".

Mundu's shape is inspired by the wheel of vintage racing cars, yet it is very reminiscent of those glamorous  purse/bags many Hollywood superstars used to carry in the 1950s and 1960s.  You can imagine the likes of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gloria Swanson clutching their precious purses as they descended the steps of their planes.










Its shape is not an easy one to carry off, and the price doesn't make it accessible to all .... 8,888 Euros which includes personalisation and shipping, but if your looking for a bag to make a statement this will undoubtably do the trick!

Choose from 39 colours and a variety of precious metal and gemstone studs and customise your very own Mundu.


Each Mundu bag carries its own custom serial number, the owner’s name and/or a personal message engraved onto a round gold plate, which is placed on the inside. Mundu incorporates several compartments creating space for an iPhone and iPad. 





If you want to achieve the full Dora Tokai look then you can go for the some eye catching ensembles inspired by the Principality's Driving heritage such as the rather luscious pink VAGA



Or  a powerful all black Orchidee dress combined with D'Ora Tokai, hat, gloves and shoes!





























Thursday, June 26, 2014

BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z ON THE RUN WEARING DIESEL!


Last night marked the kickoff of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s blockbuster On The Run tour at Miami Gardens where the singer wowed fans in custom Diesel outfit changes designed by the brand’s Artistic Director, Nicola Formichetti.


The special garments were conceptualized in line with Formichetti’s energetic FW14 debut runway collection for Diesel which recently showed in Venice in Italy and which you can find out more about here.  The collection’s design aesthetic paired perfectly with this tour’s Bonnie and Clyde story line and overall rebellious spirit – channeling a glamorous game of cops and robbers.


Beyoncé’s custom looks included body conscious denim playsuits made from Diesel’s patented Jogg Jean material, accented with various hand applied hardware and stud-work, Swarovski crystal elements and black leather accessories. 


 










THE DIFFERENCE IS IN LE DÉTAIL : AN INTERVIEW WITH PARTY PLANNER EXTRAORDINAIRE NICOLE DE FEO




The love is in the details. This is the motto that Nicole De Feo, founder of Le Détail, lives and works by.  Always striving to stand out from the crowd, she is extremely creative and has knack for noticing and paying attention to the smallest of details.  

Nicole believes, it is the little things that make the BIG things possible.

After earning a degree in marketing, Nicole went on to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Where she held various positions as a Visual Merchandiser, Sales Associate, Fashion Assistant, and lastly as a Stylist.  

She has worked with some of the world’s top fashion and luxury brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton.  

Her skills were honed not only through the constant exposure to these avant-garde designers, but also through constantly challenging herself to think outside of the box, coupled with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail.

Le Détail was created from Nicole’s passion for putting all the pieces to together to make something truly unique.

What inspired you to set up your own business ?
I have had the opportunity to work for several large companies, and while I enjoyed my time and experiences in those environments, I knew that I always wanted to have my own business and be my own boss. It was a dream of mine.

What drew you to this business ?
The answer is very simple, I LOVE to organize things! I also need to do different things, and having projects that are new all the time is a perfect fit for me.

Who is your role model in this business and why?
There are lots of people who do events, but only a handful who do them extremely well. I admire Colin Cowie, he can make anything exquisite.

Getting in the Swing of things!

You had your official launch party earlier in thé Year and chose a Gatsby theme - why?
Honestly, I have been wanting to have a 20’s themed party for a while, so it seemed like the perfect time. I am enthralled with that era, women and men actually dressed up to go out and took a certain pride in their appearance that I think is missing today. 

You count many of Geneva's VIPs in your client list .... Can you name a few?
Sorry, but I can not.

Your job is often viewed as super glamorous, can you describe your average day on the job for us?
Actually, it is not all that glamorous. I do have a good time at my job because I love what I do. After all the meetings with the clients are over and the actual event is approaching I usually spend my days doing the following; 
Re-contacting the venue and visiting it if need be. Following up, with caterers, florists, press DJ’s,photographers, lighting, anyone who is involved in making the event happen. The day of the event I am in touch with clients as often as they need me, and hours before the event I am in place to make sure everything is perfect. 
Then it is party time!!


Happy Smiley People Having Fun!


What has been the strangest request thus far?
Fortunately, I have not had any strange requests. What is strange to one might be normal to another. I try my best to satisfy the clients wishes.

Have you ever had to say no to a request and why?
Luckily, no I have  not.

If you could choose your next theme what would it be?
In the Fall I am definitely feeling a funky disco party!

If you could choose your next client from past or present who would it be and why?
Definitely Oprah Winfrey. She thinks BIG!  I would love the chance to make her dreams a reality.
Fit for a King!

Food and drink features heavily in your events - what foods and drinks are an absolute must at a Luxury VIP event?
They are an extremely important part of an event. What is a must for one client could be different for another. 
I like to really listen to what the direction the client wants and then I go from there. Basic rules I like to follow are creating a signature cocktail for the event and making sure the food is event appropriate. Meaning it can be easily served and consumed.

How important is the location for your events?
You know what they say, “ location, location, location”. It’s not everything but it does help enormously to set the tone of the event.
The difference is in the details!
What cannot be missing at your events?
I LOVE swag bags! They are a great detail and it shows the guest that you really have thought of everything.

What makes a successful party/event?
This one is unfortunately, not always in my control; the guests. If they are there but not exactly, the liveliest bunch or worse, they do not show up at all.

What should be avoided like the plague when organising an event?
A bad location.

The importance of Dress Code

How important is the dress code and why?
The dress code is pretty important especially if it is a themed event. If really helps set the mood and tone for the event.  If a host/ess has requested a certain attire, then you should try your best and abide by it. It is only polite.

As a Mother of two you have also been involved in organising parties for kids, yours and others - what are the challenges organising kid events?  
Children’s parties are fun. The kids are normally easy and just happy to be having a party. However, the parents can get a bit stressed out. If you can assure the parents then all is well.

How has becoming a Mother made you a more successful entrepreneur?
It has given me stores of patience that I never knew I possessed. I feel like if I can deal with two high energy young boys, I can deal with anything.

Every angle is catered for!


You are a well known fashionista in Geneva, what are your favorite designers?
Thank you. I love shoes, so my favorites are Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. I adore all things Chanel.  For clothes I like  Diane Von Furstenburg and JCRew.  I am so happy they have started shipping internationally.


If you had to recommend several stores to friends descending in Geneva for a shopping spree where would you recommend?
Notting Heel and Charivari for shoes, Picibi, Bon Genie, Julia’s Dressing for amazing vintage finds and believe it or not, Zara.

What do you love of Geneva?
I love that it is in the center of Europe.

Born and bred in the US what do you miss of the US?
I miss the ease and convenience of things.
The Perfect Host!

You have described your company as a luxury event management company, how do you like to define luxury?  
Luxury is a very personal thing. I think something is a luxury if it makes YOU feel good.

Some luxury companies have subscribed to a rather more democratic view of luxury redefining it as ‘accessible luxury’, do you subscribe to this view or is luxury in your opinion strictly tied to ‘exclusivity’?
I definitely believe in the accessibility of luxury. Just because something is exclusive does not necessarily make it luxurious and vice versa. It is all about how something makes you feel.

How would you define Le Detail?
This is one of my favorite quotes, and it pretty much hits the nail on the head: "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." —Coco Chanel 
At Le détail, with  each new project I try to do something new and different, that is my challenge and my passion.

How would you define Nicole De Feo?
Creative, Determined, Loyal, Adventurous, and Independent.

Following her Heart

What is your definition of happiness?

Happiness is being surrounded by people who love and support you, ALWAYS.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BABAJAAN TAKES THE NUMBER 1 SPOT FOR LUXURY BEACHWEAR IN 2014!




Had we not warned you?  

Had we not mentioned that BABAJAAN was the must-have beachwear you should own this year?

..... well it looks like several VIP FASHIONISTAS have been listening to us and have been sporting their very own Babajaans!  Not that we are name dropping of course .... but how about GWEN STEFANI and JAIME KING for starters.



©Stewy/Starsurf/SplashNews 
Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk


 

Gwen Stefani wearing the Babajaan Eva Trilby Panama Hat
Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

 Not to mention that some of the finest fashion mags can't seem to get enough of Babajaan - The Observer's Life & Style, WhoWhatWear, MarieClaire, Daily Front Row and Grazia ... need we say more?

Babajaan Capri Panama Hat in Grazia UK Magazine


Babajaan Ella Swimmer in MarieClaire

Babajaan Lari Ocean Swimsuit in The Daily Front Row




The Observer

Grazia


WhoWhatWear









Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIESEL GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH NICOLA FORMICHETTI'S FORMIDABLE 'FOUNDATIONAL' COLLECTION




VENICE: home of carnival, canals, masks, pleasure, leisure, the church, Casanova, the Biennale, the Venetian lion, the Rialto Bridge, the eccentric, the sophisticated and the tourist souvenir. 

What better place to host and inspire the first collection from Nicola Formichetti as Artistic Director of Diesel? 



With this foundational collection, Diesel celebrates the first anniversary of Nicola Formichetti’s role with the brand and his working relationship with Diesel’s founder, Renzo Rosso. It is a collection that, in many ways, looks back to look forward, that has its roots in the city of Venice, but just like the city and Diesel itself, essentially has a global view. 




“I was always interested in fashion from the street and Diesel is about that. I grew up with Diesel,” says Nicola Formichetti. “This collection is almost like going back to where I began as a stylist, when I first moved from Italy to London; being young, looking at global fashion from Italy, Japan and London, all places where the street was key. I wanted to have that feeling back, that Nineties feeling of a world of possibilities, that feeling when I discovered Diesel. It was fun, it was fashion and non-fashion – it was beyond fashion.”

The collection is built upon three of the timeless ‘Diesel Icons’: Leather-Rock ‘n’ Roll, Denim and Military-Utility. These three pillars are intrinsic to Diesel and are a part of the foundations of the brand today. Capturing the youthful spirit of the brand and its distinct take of ‘Italiano-Americana’, as well as a nod to late nineties London nightlife, it is the global language of ‘alternative style’ that is explored, both inspired by and inspiring for Diesel. 


“A big part of Diesel is about collaboration and creativity, it is one of the things I like most about it. And as Renzo says, Diesel’s not about fashion, it’s about creativity” explains Nicola Formichetti. 
















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