Fashion & Style

Johana BaldellaApril 13, 2017
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TV presenters Amanda Lamb and Rick Edwards host Studio B flat giveaway

Amanda Lamb, the television property guru, and Rick Edwards, the broadcaster and writer, will host a national competition offering one lucky winner the chance to live rent free for a year in the country’s most expensive neighbourhood, Studio B announces today.

                                         

The Selling houses with Amanda Lamb presenter will be putting members of the public who want to live in the Central London penthouse apartment through their paces on April 27th to celebrate the opening of Studio B, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ new flagship London store.

People wanting to take part just have to turn up on the day, when they will face a general knowledge round and complete cooking, gardening and DIY challenges in the store to make sure they have the skills to look after their own home.

Studio B, an innovation lab designed to solve the banking issues of tomorrow, is also pledging to match fund money the winner manages to save during the year to put towards a deposit on their own home (up to £2,000 per month).

Television presenter Rick Edwards will be entertaining the public when he comperes the competition in the striking Kensington High Street store.

But it’s not all about laughs. Studio B is staging the competition to draw attention to one of the greatest financial challenges facing younger generations. A YouGov survey for Studio B found that:

·         Almost a quarter (23%) of renters aged 18-40 never expect to be able to afford a deposit on a home

·         Almost one in three Londoners (30%) aged 18-40 do not save any money in an average month

·         The majority (59%) cite high rent as the single biggest barrier to saving more   

Studio B’s mission is to find innovative solutions to the big financial challenges people face. The competition to celebrate its launch will give one lucky winner the chance to live rent free for a year in the stunning penthouse apartment just five minutes’ walk from the store.

At its heart is an innovation lab, where people from all walks of life will be invited to work with industry partners to create ground-breaking solutions to their money matters. The products and solutions they produce in areas such as voice and facial recognition technology will be tested in-store on bank customers.

Helen Page, Group Innovation & Marketing Director, said: “Our research lays bare the huge challenge people starting out on their own face and this competition will give a lucky winner a huge helping hand, putting them on track to own their own home.

“This is the whole ethos of Studio B. It’s an open space where we can engage with the next generation of customers to design the next generation of banking.”

Amanda Lamb said: “This is going to be a really special event. I’d love the chance to live in the Studio B flat and am delighted to play my part in making this dream come true for someone during the competition.”

Rick Edwards said: “Housing and home ownership pose one of the big social challenges of our time. It’s great that Studio B is actively working to help Generation Rent overcome the hurdles they’re facing.”

Studio B

Studio B is a new concept space that will enable the next generation of customers to design the next generation of banking. Openly experimental, it will bring together industry partners, customers and students to respond to market trends, find design solutions and test new ideas and customer experiences in both an interactive and playful way.


Johana BaldellaApril 12, 2017
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 A-COLD-WALL*  |  Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY  |  COTTWEILER  |  Halpern

Kiko Kostadinov  |  Liam Hodges  |  Marta Jakubowski  |  Molly Goddard  |  Nicholas Daley  

Paula Knorr  |  Phoebe English MAN  |  Richard Malone  |  Sadie Williams  | Wales Bonner

One to Watch – Richard Quinn

 

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today celebrated the fifteen emerging designers who will receive NEWGEN support for the year ahead. Following the announcement of a new format, NEWGEN sponsorship is now awarded annually to both menswear and womenswear designers who will show at either London Fashion Week Men’s or London Fashion Week. This new format is focused on celebrating the incredible pool of emerging menswear and womenswear talent in London. NEWGEN offers designers the time and support to hone in on critical business skills to futureproof their businesses. Britain leads the way when it comes to nurturing and developing young talent, from early education through to helping designers establish their brands on a global scale.

NEWGEN is a BFC initiative that supports the very best emerging talent and aims to build global, high end fashion brands of the future. The scheme offers designers financial support and showcasing opportunities. The BFC, with support from the NEWGEN committee, will deliver individual mentoring and business training to assist the designers as they develop their business infrastructure and skills. NEWGEN designers are identified by their creativity, strong design aesthetic and point of difference.

A-COLD-WALL*, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOYHalpern, Nicholas Daley and Richard Malone will receive NEWGEN support for the first time this year, in addition to existing NEWGEN designers COTTWEILER, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Phoebe English MAN, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr, Sadie Williams and Wales Bonner who all continue to receive support. ‘One to Watch’ support has been awarded to Richard Quinn, who will be given exhibition space in the LFW Designer Showrooms at The Store Studios this September. Designers Alex Mullins, Ashley Williams, Craig Green and Faustine Steinmetz now graduate from the initiative.

Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Chief Critic, VogueRunway.com and Chair of the NEWGEN committee commented: “To be able to select NEWGEN for both womenswear and menswear side by side this year has given the scheme a panoramic overview of London’s strength as a centre-point of young innovation. We have all been energised to see a surge of diverse talents from so many backgrounds whose focussed individuality inspires us. It’s a privilege to be able to join with so many mentors from the UK industry who volunteer to join together to put these designers on the proven fast-track to recognition and business success

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive British Fashion Council commented: “The new format of our NEWGEN initiative allows the BFC to be flexible in the support it offers emerging designers, and recognises the changing nature of fashion business and showcasing models. We want to empower these designers to build and strengthen their brands in close alignment with their creative vision. I am delighted as ever to welcome this year’s new designers to the initiative.”

A-COLD-WALL*, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, COTTWEILER, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Nicholas Daley, Phoebe English MAN and Wales Bonner will show at London Fashion Week Men’s in June. Halpern, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr, Richard Malone and Sadie Williams will show at London Fashion Week in September. Each of the NEWGEN designers will be allocated a dedicated pop-up showroom space within the Designer Showrooms at The Store Studios, taking residence after their show or presentation to host press and buyers appointments.

Since its inception in 1993, NEWGEN sponsorship has acted as a promotional launch pad for young designers including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, Erdem, J.W.Anderson, James Long, Lee Roach, Marques’Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roksanda Ilincic and Simone Rocha.

The NEWGEN committee comprises Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent (Chair); April Glassborow, Consultant; Barbara Grispini, Designer Brand Development Consultant, BFC & Curator, LONDON show ROOMS; Ben Banks, Founder, Fourmarketing; Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, BFC; Cassie Smart, Women’s Shoe and Buying Manager, Mathesfashion.com; Catherine Hayward, Fashion Director, Esquire; Charlie Porter, Journalist; Charlotte Whitehead, Senior Sales & Showcasing Manager, BFC; Katie Rawle, Senior Business Support Coordinator, BFC; Laura Burlington, Consultant; Laura Larbalestier, Womenswear Buying Director, Browns; Lulu Kennedy MBE, Founder and Director, Fashion East; Melanie Rickey, Consultant; Robert Johnston, Fashion Director, GQ; Stavros Karelis, Founder and Buying Director, Machine-A; Susanne Tide-Frater, Brand and Strategy Director, Farfetch and Terry Betts, Head of Business Development, Thread.

This year for the first time The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski acted as a fundraiser for the BFC Education Foundation, with £400k of the £700k raised being used to support schemes including NEWGEN, BFC Designer Business Support and the BFC Colleges Council.

 


Johana BaldellaApril 11, 2017
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Acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon OBE has created The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Capsule Series, which will be previewed at the elegant Teatro Manzoni theatre as part of Dixon’s exhibition at Milan Design Week this week. 

 Inspired by the rarity, craft and heritage of the luxury Scotch Whisky, the exclusive Johnnie Walker Blue Label Capsule Series by Tom Dixon encompasses a bespoke bottle design, ice bucket, coaster and bottle cap. The copper accents in the Limited Edition Design are characteri
stic of Dixon’s contemporary designs and are also a deliberate nod to the art of whisky-making, the copper theme evoking the pot stills used during whisky distillation.

 Speaking about his collaboration with Johnnie Walker at Milan Design Week, Tom Dixon said: “The parallels between Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge and a designer might seem tenuous but when you think of it in terms of taking excellent raw materials and using patience and experimentation to extract a product with real resonance, then you can start to see the similarities.

“I also believe it is important not to remain static – like the Striding Man logo – with all its historic references it still looks contemporary and represents progressing forward and looking to the future. The copper stills, the oak barrels, the supreme expertise needed to produce a classic product – this was all instrumental to my thinking.”

 This is the second year that the two pioneers of craft and luxury have partnered at Milan Design Week, following a collaboration in 2016 that saw Dixon create a one-of-a-kind Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle art installation.

 Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge said: “What Tom and I each do in our work starts with an idea and an urge to create something meaningful. The ‘ideas’ part is easy, the real challenge is in the trying and the relentless experimentation before, eventually, things begin to come together.

 “For me, it is our experience and dedication to our craft that make Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Tom Dixon feel like a really natural fit, and Milan Design Week is a great moment to announce this latest collaboration.”

Nearly half a million people descend on Milan every year to experience the latest in interior furnishings at the largest fair of its kind in the world. Exhibitions pop-up all across the city and attendees can spend five days appreciating the work of the world’s most important contemporary designers.

As part of this year’s collaboration, Johnnie Walker is also hosting mentoring sessions at Teatro Manzoni. Global Brand Ambassador Tom Jones will walk VIPs through the diverse flavours that define the Scotch Whisky and guests will be invited to enjoy a Johnnie Walker cocktail serve at the bar.

Johnnie Walker Global Brand Director Guy Escolme said: “Tom’s expertise and artistic vision make him the perfect person to put his mark on this new design for our pinnacle blend. This collaboration expresses the creativity and passion behind two world-famous luxury brands. It will be available to whisky lovers later in the year.”

The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Capsule Series by Tom Dixon will be available to purchase from October 2017 in selected markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, making it the perfect, rare and luxurious gift to give to discerning whisky lovers during the festive season with an RRP from GBP £180.


Annie PalmerJanuary 6, 2017
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Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Dylan Jones OBE, Chair of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) and Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive British Fashion Council (BFC) host the official opening of LFWM at The Store Studios, 180 Strand.

The inaugural event of its name, London Fashion Week Men’s is the tenth edition of the London menswear showcase. Since its inception as a one day display of menswear at the end of London Fashion Week, LFWM has grown to be recognised as one of the most exciting platforms for menswear in the world. Previously known as London Collections Men, the event was renamed London Fashion Week Men’s to recognise its equal importance to womenswear and better engage with a consumer audience.

LFWM showcases the very best creative and design talent from around the world through a packed schedule of shows, presentations, installations and events from Friday 6th to Monday 9th January 2017.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London commented: “London Fashion Week Men’s is a truly international celebration of fashion, design and creativity. As Mayor, I’m proud to be able to provide funding to support this event and the next generation of London designers. Fashion is the largest employer of all our creative industries, supporting almost 800,000 jobs and worth an astonishing £28 billion to the UK economy. From Burberry to Stella McCartney, Agi & Sam to Vivienne Westwood, London has been at the forefront of modern fashion, shaping and defining the latest styles and trends for decades. Today, press and buyers from as far away as Beijing, Seoul and Montreal will flock to London Fashion Week Men’s, showing that London is truly open to business, talent and visitors from across the globe.”

Dylan Jones OBE, London Fashion Week Men’s Chair commented: “London has always prided itself on showcasing creativity, particularly when it comes to fashion, and as the city has always been a keen exponent of the traditional and the rebellious, it’s no surprise that in the last six months, our capital has become even more renowned as a centre of excellence.”

The Menswear Industry by numbers

  • The men’s clothing market grew by 4.1% in 2015 to reach £14.1billion (up from £13.5billion in 2014). This is compared to 3.7% growth in womenswear – menswear now accounts for 25% of the total clothing market (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
  • Menswear is predicted to grow by 22.5% between 2015 and 2020 to reach £17.3billion (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
  • 59% of men have purchased clothes online in the last 12 months (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
  • $440bn (£298bn) worth of sales in menswear globally in 2014. $40bn (£27bn) further sales predicted in the menswear apparel market reaching $480bn (£325bn) by 2019 (Euromonitor, 2015)
  • 27% of male shoppers show a preference for purchasing British clothes, shoes and accessories (Mintel, 2015)
  • 29 central London venues will play host to catwalk shows and presentations around the central hub at 180 Strand
  • 17.4% growth in online sales of menswear between 2010 and 2015 outpacing all other categories. IbisWorld predicts that online menswear also stands to grow more than other selected categories with an annual average of 14.2% between 2015 and 2020 (IbisWorld, 2015)

The LFWM Schedule

This season Vivienne Westwood will return to the schedule to show their womenswear and menswear collections together in a Monday evening show. J.W.Anderson, nominated for British Menswear and British Womenswear Designer at The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski, is on the main catwalk schedule alongside British Emerging Talent nominee Charles Jeffrey, who will show as part of the Fashion East MAN initiative alongside Fen Chen Wang and Per Götesson.

The BFC’s NEWGEN initiative will see London’s brightest emerging menswear designers showcase their January 2017 collections. Alex Mullins, Craig Green, Cottweiler, Liam Hodges and Wales Bonner will host catwalk shows whilst Kiko Kostadinov and Phoebe English Man will host presentations. NEWGEN graduate Bobby Abley will also present on the catwalk schedule this season.

Belstaff, Christopher RÆBURN, Nigel Cabourn and YMC are amongst the brands showing merged men’s and women’s collections this season. A number of brands will be debuting collections immediately available to buy including Barbour, Chester Barrie, John Smedley and Maharishi.

Globally acclaimed brands Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO, SONGZIO and XIMONLEE presented by GQ China will also be returning to the catwalk schedule. The wide range of talent on display in London confirms it as the global home of menswear, including E. Tautz, Kent and Curwen, Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller and Sibling.

Blood Brother, Edward Crutchley, Harrys of London, MCCVIII, Michiko Koshino and Qasimi are all new to the presentation schedule this season, with John Lawrence Sullivan joining the catwalk schedule.

The Designer Showrooms will increase its footprint at The Store Studios to host more than 60 designers, occupying the central gallery as well as the East and West Wings. The East Wing will house the Accessories Showrooms as well as Multi-Label Showrooms and the Toni&Guy Salon. The Central Gallery will continue to host the Ready-to-Wear Designer Showrooms, NEWGEN Pop-Up Showroom and The Store at LFWM.

 


Jeff ArmstrongDecember 16, 2016
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A brand new , London’s  luxury rental retailer launches online December 2016: Front Row is London’s premiere destination for on-demand luxury, granting you instant access to rent the latest pieces straight off the runway from the world’s most coveted designers.

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According to our sources, “Front Row’s online platform will enable you to keep up to date with the hottest designers and trends of the moment, whilst eliminating the need to purchase. Featuring hundreds of styles from up-and-coming designers and well established favourites – including Fendi, Gucci and Chanel”.

The brainchild behind this innovative new destination is Shika Bodani’s with the main aim to provide a lifestyle service that eliminates the age old question: ‘Will I ever wear this again?’ .

Catering beyond mere party season needs, Front Row allows customers to rent pieces from its curated lineup of couture, ready-to-wear, seasonal pieces and accessories. Stay stylish on the slopes, from après-ski chic in Moncler, to ski-ready in Fendi’s
fur-trimmed monster jackets.

Want to find out more? Visit FrontRow by clicking here


Annie PalmerJuly 31, 2015
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Harrods, American Express, Manolo Blanik, Martyn Maxey, St. Moriz, Virgin Atlantic, Switzerland , Rolex are just a few winners announced at last nights 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards at Turntable Restaurant & Bar in London. Over 55,000 luxury consumers voted for the prestigious 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards
2015.
The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards are a British awards ceremony held by London’s No.1 Luxury and Lifestyle magazine, Chelsea Monthly.The awards show celebrates the best luxury products, brands and services with all nominations submitted by luxury consumers and public voting online at chelseamonthly.com. The winners were announced at the hotly anticipated National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards poll winners party at Turntable on the 30th of July 2015 which was filmed for future broadcast on Showcase, Sky 192 and Freesat 402.

“The NLLA 2015 awards show was a huge success and it was great to celebrate the 5th anniversary with an audience full of amazing luxury brands” commented, Louise Gookey, TV Presenter and Co-host of the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2015.

A coveted National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards nomination is a mark of excellence and an exclusive unique selling point as an emblem of quality for all brands targeting the luxury audience.

Lucy Coleman, Editor at Chelsea Monthly commented “The list of brands nominated this year shows that there is a consistent rise of luxury consumers. The majority of luxury consumers define luxury now by intrinsic values such as quality, exclusivity and craftsmanship, over external factors like brand visibility. Most luxury consumers are advocates for brands they like, with ninety percent speaking about brands, their key motivations being superior quality, design and customer service.”

The Luxury highstreet retailer, Harrods was voted Best Luxury Highstreet Retailer sponsored by Beyond Beauty Cosmetic and picking up the award Micheal Borland, ‎General Sales Manager of Harrods commented “The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards is ultimately the mark of distinction for any luxury brand and Harrods are proud to have won this category and wish to thank all the voters and Chelsea Monthly magazine for a wonderful award ceremony”.

On the evening of Thursday 30 July 2015, the gliterring awards ceremony took place  at the brand new Holborn concept restaurant and bar, Turntable. Other sponsors for the evening included Cosmetic Surgery Partners,  Beyond Beauty Cosmetic and Global Jet Partners.

Find below list of Full nominees and winners highlighted;

Best Luxury Hotel sponsored by Turntable Bar & Restaurant
Seaham Hall, Seaham
Arch Hotel, London
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
Corinthia Hotel, London
Mayfair Hotel, London
Rosewood, London
The Kensington Hotel, London
Westbury, London
The Soho Hotel, London
Gidleigh Park Hotel,Chagford
South Place Hotel, London

Winner :  Westbury, London

Best Luxury Spa
SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest
The Scarlet, Cornwall
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire
Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire
The Lowry, Manchester
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor
Harmony at The Haven, Dorset Spas

Winner : SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest

Best Bar
Bar 45, Park Lane
Orrery Terrace Rooftop, London
The Bloom Gin Rooftop, Garden Bar
Sushisamba London
Apotheca, Manchester
Oxo Tower, London
The Artesian, Langham Hotel, London
Radio Rooftop Bar – ME London Hotel
Tonic & Remedy, London
BYOC, Camden , London
Bar 45, Park Lane
Madison Rooftop bar

Winner:  Oxo Tower, London

Restaurant of the Year 2015
New Angel Restaurant, Notting Hill
Gows Restaurant, London
Hutong at The Shard, London
Tarts Kitchen, London
Gordon Ramsey, Chelsea
Nipa Thai Restaurant, London
The Fat Duck, Bray
Shaka Zulu, London
SushiSamba London
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
Aumbry, Prestwich, Manchester
Le Gavroche Mayfair
The Refinery, Regents Place
Bury Court, London
The Lucky Pig, Fulham
Giglamesh, London

Winner:  The Lucky Pig, Fulham

Best Online Retailer 2015
Net-a-porter.com
qvc.com
farfetch.com
stylebop.com
notjustalabel.com
secretsales.com
modaoperandi.com
shoescribe.com
mrporter.com
brandalley.com
Harveynichols.com
marinarinaldi.com

Winner: Harveynichols.com

Best Luxury High Street Retailer sponsored by Beyond Beauty Cosmetic
House of Fraser
Harrods
Ella Boutique
Tiffany & Co
Louis Vuitton
Igloo Clothing
Hamleys
Harvey Nichols
Ozwald Boateng
Fortnum & Mason
Vivienne Westwood

Winner :  Harrods

Best Fashion Brand
Calvin Klein
Marina Rinaldi
Dior
Burberry
Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik
Chanel
Armani
Victoria Beckham
Prada
Victoria’s Secret

Winner:  Manolo Blahnik

Best Cosmetics Brand 2015
Etude
Decleor
Bare Minerals
St. Moriz
Urban Decay
Natura Bisse
Prai
Alpha H
Oriflame

Winner : St. Moriz

Best Health product
Wellman
Imedeen Prime Renewal Skin Collagen
Philip Kingsley PK 4 Supplements Trio 90
Natura Vitalis Original Spirulets 1500 Tablets
Barbel Drexel Astaxanthin Energy Drink

Winner: Wellman

Best Luxury Resort 2015
Four Seasons Resort, Bora, Bora
JA ManaFaru, Maldives
Fairmont Royal Pavillion, Barbados
Paradise Island Resort, Samoa
Unna Resort, Barbados
Forte Village, Sardegna, Calagari
Non Such Bay Resort, Antigua
Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Winner: Four Seasons Resort, Bora, Bora

Best Travel Destination sponsored by Global Jet Partners
Switzerland
Barbados
Thailand
Antigua
Samoa
Turkey
Monaco
St. Barthelemy
Morocco
South Africa
Maldives
Dubai

Winner : Switzerland

Best Fragrance 2015
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No1 50ml
TOVA Fragrance Trio 50ml
Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum 50ml
Penhaligon’s 2 Piece Lily of the Valley
Miller Harris 3 Piece Eau de Parfum

Winner: Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum 50ml

Best Luxury Salon 2015
Headmasters, Nationwide
Taylor Taylor London
Four, Conduit Street, London
Philip Kingsley Clinic
The Hairven Hair Salon
Bella and Beau, Notting Hill
Percy & Reed
Martyn Maxey, Marylebone
The Soho Salon
Andrew Barton, Covent Garden
Nicky Clarke Hair Salon

Winner : Martyn Maxey

Best Luxury VIP & Concierge brand sponsored by Cosmetic Surgery Partner 
Quintessentially
American Express
Ten Lifestyle Concierge
Privee Concierge
Envy Group
Mensos Concierge
Prime Lifestyle
Bon Vivant

Winner: American Express

Best Golf Brand
Tiitleist
Garmin
UKKO
Honma
Wonderful World of Golf
Callaway
Odyssey
Cobra
Aquastum
Druh

Winner: Aquastum

Best Luxury Watch Brand
Apple Watch
Rolex
Girard Perregeaux
A. Lange & Söhne
Audemars Piguet Royal Offshore
Baume et Mercier Clifton
Panerai Radiomir 1940
Patek Philippe
Vacheron Constantin

Winner: Rolex

Best Private Jet Hire company
Exact Aviation
Fly Victor
FlyLea
FlyBlink
Skytime Jets

Winner: Skytime Jets

Best Airline
Virgin Atlantic
Emirates
British Airways
Etiad
Air New Zealand
Thai Airways
Virgin Austalia
Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific

Winner: Virgin Atlantic

The 6th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards is scheduled to take place on the 30th of July 2016. For partnership, marketing opportunities or to get involved. E-mail: nlla@chelseamonthly.com


Kristina FosterAugust 13, 2014
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Everyone needs that accent of colour to make their interiors pop. The new colour-blocking range of luxury furniture designer, Christopher Guy offers a plethora of statement pieces which are sure to induce living-room envy.

Christopher Guy’s furniture epitomizes the spirit of luxury, furnishing some of the finest residences, hotels and resorts in the world, including the Mayfair Hotel in London and the Venetian in Las Vegas. Chairs are upholstered by Dedar, the Italian textile editor therefore offering furniture of the finest quality.

Reclining Ottomans, jacquard armchairs and one-of-a-kind coffee tables are sure to bring a touch of elegance, opulence and style to any room. Still retaining those classic shapes for which he is so renowned, Christopher Guy also introduces a boldness to this new collection with clean, geometric shapes that give an art-deco appearance lending itself to both modern and traditional interiors and sure to brighten any colour scheme.

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Kristina FosterJuly 17, 2014
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We’re falling madly in love with the monochrome wonders of Éthologie’s SS15 pre-collection by Jasper Garvida. The look varies from feminine dresses with soft colours of egg-shell white to bold statement dresses with geometric panelling. Although the designs are clean cut and slick, the intricate beading within them gives a unique balance of simplicity and detail.

Garvida experiments with different metallic sheens to create different scopes of colour which are contrasted against lighter hues. The use of amazing materials such as oyster shells create a dramatic texture which also reflect the light to add a new dimension to the clothing. But Éthologie (meaning the study of animal behaviour) really returns to their etymological routes with their gorgeous animal print dresses which are carved up with black panelling. The prints definitely add a bit of fun to the seriousness of monochrome and has a bit of that vintage, 60s vibe to it whilst being updated for the modern women- definitely the vibe of the entire collection.

 

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Annie PalmerJuly 14, 2014
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House of Fraser, Harrods, Dechavel, The Arch Hotel, Jimmy Choo, Cathay Pacific, Tiffany & Co, MAC Cosmetics, are just a few of the many luxury brands nominated by over 51,120 luxury consumers for the prestigious annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2014. The National Luxury and Lifestyle Awards are a British awards ceremony held by London’s No.1 Luxury and Lifestyle magazine, Chelsea Monthly. The award show celebrates the best luxury products, brands and services with all nominations submitted by luxury consumers and public voting online at chelseamonthly.com. The winners will be announced at the hotly anticipated National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards poll winners party hosted by Television Presenter, Louise Gookey and televised for the Luxury show on Sky 192.

TV Presenter & Executive Producer of the Luxury Show, Louise Gookey
TV Presenter & Executive Producer of the Luxury Show, Louise Gookey

A coveted National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards nomination is a mark of excellence and an exclusive unique selling point as an emblem of quality for all brands targeting the luxury audience.

From March, luxury consumers have submitted nominations across over 17 categories at chelseamonthly.com and over 51,120 took part this year (2014) with the buying public choosing their favorite luxury products, brands and services. This week, voting starts on the 19th of July at www.chelseamonthly.com.

Lucy Coleman, Editor at Chelsea Monthly commented “The list of brands nominated this year shows that there is a consistent rise of luxury consumers. The majority of luxury consumers define luxury now by intrinsic values such as quality, exclusivity and craftsmanship, over external factors like brand visibility. Most luxury consumers are advocates for brands they like , with ninety percent speaking about brands, their key motivations being superior quality, design and customer service.”

The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards are fast becoming the mark of distinction that celebrates brands who go that extra mile to provide a better service, and this year we have introduced the nominees’ plaque of excellence. Each nominee will receive an official NLLA 2014 plaque to commemorate their nomination.

“Exclusivity is a core attribute that a luxury brand and/or product must have for luxury consumers and some of the new brands nominated this year have flourished in this category. I am really looking forward to hosting what will be an exciting party as we announce the winners at this year’s National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards poll winners party” added Louise Gookey, TV Presenter and Executive Producer of the Luxury Show on Sky.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious poll winners party taking place at No.41, Mayfair. London W1 on the 31st of July 2014

Find the Official Nominations for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2014 :

Best Luxury Hotel
Arch Hotel, London
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
Malmaison, Liverpool
Apsley House Hotel, Bath
Rosewood, London
The Kensington Hotel, London
Westbury, London
The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Best Luxury Spa
SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest
The Scarlet, Cornwall
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire
Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire
The Lowry, Manchester
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor
Harmony at The Haven, Dorset Spas

Best Bar

Orrery Terrace Rooftop, London
Gong at Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard
Calcutta Club, Cardiff
Cartize, Mayfair , London
Apotheca, Manchester
Oxo Tower, London
The Artesian, Langham Hotel, London
Radio Rooftop Bar – ME London Hotel

Restaurant of the Year 2014
Hutong at The Shard, London
Thai Square Restaurant, Trafalgar Square
The Ledbury, London
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental, London
Nipa Thai Restaurant, London
Midsummer House, Cambridge
The Fat Duck, Bray
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
Aumbry, Prestwich, Manchester
Carters, Birmingham
Aqua Eight, Ipswich
Upstairs at the Grill, Chester, Cheshire

Best Online Retailer 2014
Net-a-porter.com
My-wardrobe.com
Avenue32.com
Thewatchgallery.com
Luxdeco.com
Dechavel.com
Selfridges.com
Gift-library.com
LN-cc.com
Harrods.com
Harveynichols.com

Best Luxury High Street Retailer

House of Fraser
Harrods
Zara
Tiffany & Co
Louis Vitton
Peter Jones
John Lewis
Hamleys
Harvey Nichols
Ozwald Boateng
Abercombie & Finch
Jo Malone

Best Fashion Brand
Jimmy Choo
Burberry
Louis Vitton
Zara
Ozwald Boateng
Abercombie & Finch
Vivien Westwood
Armani
Dechavel


Best Cosmetics Brand 2014

MAC Cosmetics
Bare Minerals
Dr. Sebagh
Crème de la Mer
Natura Bisse
SK-II
Bobbi Brown, Surf & Sand Collection
Tom Ford, Eye and Cheek Pallete

Best Health product
Nytol
Berocca
Gaviscon
Covonia
Lemsip
Bonjela
Imodium
Andrews Original

Best Travel Destination

Mauritius
Barbados
Tokyo, Japan
Bangkok, Thailand
Cape Town, South Africa
Prague, Czech Republic
Sydney, Australia
Istanbul, Turkey
Shanghai, China
Bermuda

Best Luxury Salon
Taylor Taylor London
Gary Ingham
The Luxury Gap, Surrey
The Hairven Hair Salon
Bella and Beau, Notting Hill
Charles Worthington
Martyn Maxey, Marylebone
Stuart Phillips
Andrew Barton, Covent Garden
Aveda Institute

Best Luxury VIP & Concierge brand

Quintessentially
5 Concierge
Bon Vivant
Bijou Concierge
Sincura Concierge
Ten Lifestyle Concierge
Culturati


Best Golf Brand

UKKO
Wonderful World of Golf
Callaway
Odyssey
Cobra
Aquastum
Druh
Garmin
Mizuno
Dechavel

Best Luxury Watch Brand

Jaeger- LeCoulture Master Ultra-Thin
Zuricom Watch Phone
Audemars Piguet Royal Offshore
Baume et Mercier Clifton
Dechavel
Panerai Radiomir 1940
Roger Dubuis Hommage
Richard Mille RM 50-01

Best Private Jet Hire company
Saxon Air
Diamond Jets
Centreline Air
Privatefly.co.uk
Air Partner
Amsair
Avolus
Netjets
Air Royale


Best Fragrance

Jmmy Choo EDP
Paco Rabanne 1 million
Chanel Blue
Jean Paul Gaultier (Classique)
Issey Miyake
Nina Ricci
Dolce & Gabbana (Light Blue)
Marc Jacobs (Honey)

Best Airline
Virgin Atlantic
Emirates
British Airways
Air New Zealand
Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific

Voting goes live on the 19th of July 2014 till the 29th of July 2014 @ https://chelseamonthly.com/nlla/voting/



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