Archive for November, 2013

May we introduce Rebecca Lucraft!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by deroemer

We thought that we needed to find someone truly creative and unique to add something special to our windows.

Selfridges Window- Apifera 2008

Selfridges Window – Apifera 2008

I came across the work of Rebecca Lucraft whilst doing some research and thought that she was just perfect, her background is Chelsea College of Art having studied textile design followed by mixed media textile at the Royal College of Art.

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Royal College of Art Show – Down at the Bottom of Bolly-Woods 2009

We asked Rebecca to make some masks and little skirts for our rather fabulous, part calico, part plaster cast mannequins, supplied by Universal Displays, which thankfully, she said yes to.

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De Roemer Window – Masks and Skirts, Rebecca Lucraft 2013

You might be interested to have a look at the masks and skirts that Rebecca did for us along with some of the other stunning work that she has done.

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De Roemer Mannequins Close up – Masks and Skirts, Rebecca Lucraft 2013

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Guest Blog by Yasmin Mills: My scrumptious Stuart’s dinner for De Roemer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by deroemer

As the winter nights are gradually approaching I decided it was time to make use of my small outside space before it becomes too chilly.

Stuart’s transformed the small deck outside my house into a stunning dinning area complete with gorgeous autumnal floral displays and twinkling lanterns.

The bespoke canopy, created by 10 x 15 Tent Co to shield the setting from any downpours, made the whole area cosy and created an inside out space that flowed into the house. This left plenty of space for people to mingle in my humbly sized living room!

I have been to many lavish parities beautifully created and catered by Stuart’s in Sussex over the years but on this occasion they proved that they can make a small urban space work just as well as a sprawling house with acres of land on which to build a marquee!

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My lovely guests such as De Roemer director Justin Packshaw, Melissa Odabash, Lauren Kemp, Amanda Wakeley and David Thomas chose from an array of mouthwatering dishes such as minted halloumi, chestnut mushroom & bell pepper kebabs, saffron spiced lamb skewers with mint and cumin yoghurt and a three beetroot salad with creamy bur rata, sherry vinegar, mint & basil. Add some gorgeous fine wines from the Bordeaux Index and the aroma from the sizzling barbecue that filled the air, making my neighbours hungry and the scene was set.

Melissa Odabash and Amanda Wakeley

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The elegant and delicious dinner created by Stuarts complimented the very desirable De Roemer sumptuous cashmere and stunning unique jewellery perfectly. I was flying the flag, of course, wearing my favourite De Roemer gold flecked cream cashmere jumper.

Manuele Malenotti

Manuele Malenotti

I love putting friends together. So it was a joy to spend the rest of the evening introducing people to each other who I was sure had plenty in common. Charming Italian Manuele Malenotti who owns motorbike fashion brand Matchless was enwrapped by modern day Indiana Jones Justin’s upcoming adventures. While photographer Kate Martin fell in love with the cashmere offering to shoot the next De Roemer campaign/brochure with my daughter Lauren modelling and me discussing organising an event for Amanda Wakeley…Nothing like keeping it in the family!

Me (Yasmin) and Lauren Kemp

Yasmin and Lauren

All went home happy with a parting gift of a beautiful De Roemer bracelet and a generous gift voucher for any of the boys who don’t do jewellery.

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For mouthwatering catering with excellent service go to www.stuartsevents.com and for fabulous outdoor event structures www.10×15.com

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Wonderful fine wines can be found at www.bordeauxindex.com