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Another Year, Another Met Ball

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by deroemer

The day before the annual ball, organised and hosted by Anna Wintour, to raise money for the museum, a dedicated room was opened and it was named the Anna Wintour Costume Centre at the Metropolitan Museum in NY!! The ribbon was cut by her friend and first Lady, Michelle Obama who looked resplendent as ever in a green brocade and cream dress with co-ordinated green jewels.  Anna Wintour looked elegant and emotional showing her softer side and obvious pride at the honour bestowed on her in recognition of her achievements in fashion and by helping to raise a ton of cash for the museum.

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Anna Wintour & Michelle Obama

The next day saw the cabaret that is the Met Ball and at $25,000 a ticket you would expect a proper do!! I for one am very happy to gently peruse the images of all the glitterati with a smattering of amusement and pick out my favourite outfits. Apparently Madonna was shunned by Miss Wintour when she revealed that she intended to attend the gala wearing bandages!!! Hmmmm, I wonder what double entendre was meant there!?

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Anna Wintour in Chanel, Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney, 

Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga & Alexa Chung in Nina Ricci. 

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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa S/S 11 & $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds, Suki Waterhouse in Burberry,

Karen Elson & Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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Mario Testino & Stella Tennant both in Burberry, Florence Welsh in Valentino,

Katie Holmes in Marchesa A/W 14 & Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors.

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Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney, 

Lily Donaldson in Burberry & Naomi Watts in Givency Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

And great fun was had by all, lovely….!

 

 

Fashion Imitating Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by deroemer

‘Sometimes one might be forgiven for suspecting that there was a certain complicity in the world of fashion and not least than in the higher echelons of that great arena, is it something in the air, the water, perhaps in the general consciousness!? There is definitely a cross over this season between the worlds of art and fashion, not uncommon or that surprising on the whole but there was a definite movement on the runways this season.  ‘Transformative!’, Jeff Koons was heard to say at the Stella McCartney show.

Chanel Chanel

Chanel

 Look at Karl Largerfield for Chanel and his hugely heavy nod in that direction, he certainly went to town with his references and filled the Grand Palais with ‘art pieces’ that he conceived himself, not unlike Jeff Koons!  Ahemmm…  Phoebe Philo for Celine showed that she too liked a bold stroke when it comes to art and included artistic prints in various colours and styles with a very chic effect.

Chanel

Chanel

Artistic collaboration is nothing new to Maia Norman of Mother of Pearl, this season she combined forces with Mat Collishaw but has in the past worked with various other artists.  Not surprisingly perhaps considering her long term relationship with Damien Hirst.  I for one am quite sure that she would have been a huge inspiration to him!

What fun and good to see Grayson Perry, already a fashion darling as well as an excellent artist, promoting and commenting on what is ‘Modern Art’ in his highly acclaimed Rieth lectures, really worth a listen, I think he has a great command of modernism; life imitating art or art imitating life?’

 Valentino

My personal favourite showing in Paris this season was Valentino, beautiful, gorgeously elegant, chic and dare I say it, painterly!

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Celine 

Celine

Ibizan Summer Break

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by deroemer

A little time out in Ibiza is always a joy and a great source of inspiration and fun!! Here are a few pictures of Ibizan life.

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ImageYvonne Sporre in front of Jade Jagger Petal Mandala assisted by Tamsin De Roemer!

ImageLady JJ in her new studio in Ibiza Town

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ImageSan Joan Sunday Hippy Market

ImageYvonne Sporre Shrine!

ImageYvonne wearing one of her own designs & Marie-Lucia

ImageYvonne S. Spring/Summer13 Villa Shop

Yvonne has a sale at her home in Ibiza every Thursday afternoon in the summer months. If you would like more details we would be happy to help. Get in touch!

HP Connected

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2013 by deroemer

Being part of HP’s Influencers Advisory Board has many advantages and one of them is getting to see some fantastic musicians perform small and intimate concerts, through HP’s collaboration with Universal Music ‘Connected Music’ is the strap line. This week had the De Roemer A team heading off to Fabric to see Iggy Azalea. Great night. We love HP and we are excited about De Roemer’s upcoming collaboration with them.

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Walpole CEO Dinner

Posted in Fashion News with tags , , , , on April 6, 2009 by deroemer

British PullmanLast week we were invited to the Walpole CEO dinner, hosted by Sir David Bell, chairman of the Financial Times and Walpole CEO Julia Carrick who is also publisher of the Financial Time’s ‘How To Spend It’ magazine. Walpole, www.thewalpole.co.uk is a members group of more then 100 of Britain’s most prestigious brands. It provides forums, networking events and seminars, which are designed to empower the members. It is also committed to supporting the industries new talents of which we were recognised as one and awarded the title ‘British Luxury Brand of Tomorrow 2008’. A real honour and we are delighted with the recognition that it brings to the brand.

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It was a fantastic evening, generously provided by Nick Varian Vice President 0f the Orient Express Group which involved dinner on the Pullman train, leaving from platform 2 of Victoria station!!

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The Welsh OperaWe started the evening with a champagne reception at the Goring Hotel in Victoria with an introduction by Julia and Nick Varian who described what we might expect from the evening on his celebrated train. Sir David Bell then introduced an illuminating speech by Gillian Tett, financial journalist to the Financial Times and just honoured with the title ‘Journalist of the Year’. A talk which generally indicated that there were no predictors as to when the down turn will culminate and a suggestion that financial services will need to return to traditional values if trust is to return to the markets.

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We then embarked on a three hour journey which returned us to Victoria. We ate and ate and drank and drank. Six courses offering gourmet fare and fine wines at every course. Meanwhile we were serenaded by singers and musicians of the Welsh National Opera! We met a lot of like minded, industry colleagues and had a lot of fun as well. A real treat in these odd times and rather indulgent but hopefully deserved!

Charlotte Keesing, Walpole & Julien Diment, CEO Dunhill

Tamsin de Roemer