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his issue, we have been fortunate to work with influencers who are moving and shaking the luxury industry. Women and men at the top of this game work with major fashion, jewellery, travel, beauty and lifestyle brands. They construct, design and deliver creative work through their social media content, to impart the brands’ key messages in their own way. And it’s this uniqueness that makes their audiences log on and, ultimately, sit up and listen. So we at MINE were only too happy to deliver their insights and interpretations of the industry via our magazine. It is our greatest honour to work with the well-respected (and charming!) Peony Lim to deliver the very special announcement of her pregnancy. We’ve long wanted to work together, so the timing was perfect. As a mother, I appreciate how incredibly precious and private such news is. Yet you are so overjoyed that you want to shout it from the rooftops! Peony herself faces an interesting paradox: working in a sphere in which people can freely access you; yet, as far as her personal life is concerned, taking a more private route. When you have loyal followers wanting and expecting to know your every waking move, that’s not always straightforward. As she says in our cover feature (page 26), the announcement needed to be made in an environment that was in tune with her audience but which she felt comfortable with. At the end of the day, she suggests, ‘You have to “do you”.’ Couldn’t put it better ourselves. Peony’s announcement inspired us to cover the need for shifting gears when it comes to your wardrobe. That means dressing when expecting (as delivered by the brilliant Georgie Abay on p44) and staying chic as a mother (not always easy) and dressing your mini-mes (see the flawless Hannah Strafford-Taylor’s edit on p36). Staying true to what she knows best, Peony offers her thoughts on fine jewellery (p12) and what to wear this season (p26). Menswear is taken care of by Mr In-theKnow, aka the marvellous Marcus Butler (p48). And we keep it in the family with our wonderfully loyal Larry King. His work with British style icons such as David Gandy means he’s ideally placed to offer hot grooming tips (p52). It’s holiday season, and no one does travel and fashion better than style guru Amelia Liana. After plenty of globetrotting for work and pleasure, she’s narrowed down this year’s most fashionable destinations and holiday wear (p78). To edit our wedding guide, we welcome back last issue’s cover star, Victoria Magrath (p59). As she glides towards her own summer wedding, Victoria’s made being engaged her business! And, taking it back to base, we celebrate our capital city, London. Nobody pictures it more perfectly than the talented Meandering Macaron (p84). Last but definitely not least, the one and only Mr Tom Ford creates our cover look (p11). Enough said. Enjoy the issue!
MINE ISSUE 10 SUMMER 2019
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5 E DITOR’ S L E TTE R Under the influence with Astrid
D RE SS W HE N E XPE CTI NG 4 4 Georgie Abay gives us the lowdown on the best brands for mothers, before and after the baby arrives!
10 T HE IN F LU E NCE RS This issue’s contributors
STRE E T LU XE 4 8 Male fashion influencer Marcus Butler shares his selection of this season’s hottest street trends
11 TOM FORD CR E AT E S OUR COVE R LO O K How Mr Ford worked his magic on Peony Lim
L ARRY LOVE S 5 2 The fabulous Larry King makes his mark on male grooming
12 PARTY PI E CE S Peony Lim picks the best fine jewellery pieces of the season
W E D D I NG BE L L E 5 9 MINE’s very own Victoria Magrath edits our wedding special
17 FAMILY J E W E L S A look inside Adler’s four generations of fine jewellery
STATE LY D O E S I T 7 0 Jamb’s Will and Charlotte Fisher on how to give your home the grand country touch – even if you live in the city
20 T HE E ST É E E D I T Estée Lalonde, the queen of Instagram beauty, lets us into her top tips and personal secrets
FASH I O N NO M AD 7 8 The ever fashionable, ever travelling Amelia Liana recommends hotspots for the holiday season
26 GR E AT E XP E CTATI O NS Peony Lim on her finest moments 36 DO IT LIKE H ANNAH London’s most chic mother, Hannah Strafford-Taylor, shows us how to shop
LO ND O N I N BLO O M 8 4 For your London bucket list, Meandering Macaron picks out the prettiest of places to visit
MINE ISSUE 10 SUMMER 2019
THE INFLUENCERS G EO RGIE AB AY
E STÉ E LALONDE
The mother of two was formerly the deputy editor and fashion
The Canadian beauty and wellness expert, now based in London,
features director at Australian Vogue. Passionate about
shares her tried and tested must-haves, including both classics and
storytelling, she launched The Grace Tales, for style-conscious
new launches. @esteelalonde
parents, in 2013. @thegracetales
M ARCUS B UTL ER
AME LI A LI ANA p4 8
This warm and effervescent London girl is no stranger to luxury.
Within the male fashion industry, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t
Her devotion to style and travel has helped her pinpoint the most
know and love Marcus. Splitting his time between London and
fashionable holiday spots, both near and far. @amelialiana
Berlin, he’s inspired by street culture. Favourite designers include Raf Simons, Kim Jones and Virgil Abloh. @marcusbutler
W IL L & CHARLOTTE FISH E R
PE ONY LI M
p 12 & 26
From being at the forefront of street style, to being an Instagram icon, Peony Lim has been there, has seen it and is still doing it…
with her greatest appointment still to come. @peonylim
Handsome husband and wife Will and Charlotte Fisher
VI CTORI A MAGRATH
founded Jamb in 2003. They painstakingly acquired one of the country’s most extensive collections of antique chimneypieces. jamb.co.uk
TO M FO RD
We couldn’t have chosen anyone better to edit our wedding section than our former cover star. Currently trending as the social
No words needed. This is Tom Ford, people! As the creative director at Gucci and YSL, he dictated nineties fashion trends, then set up his own fashion and beauty house. Everything he touches is out-and-out luxury. @tomford
media bridal queen, she has the edge. @inthefrow
ME ANDE RI NG MACARON p84
Meandering Macaron showcases beautiful places in London. Educated at Cambridge and Harvard, and with a career in investment banking and private equity, she started her Instagram
The celebrity hairstylist and Redken and Dyson ambassaor has
account to share uplifting photographs of patisseries, pinks and
recently launched his own products. His dedication to making sure
we look good extends far beyond whatever our hair may be doing,
H ANNAH STRAF F ORDTAY LOR p 36
making him the perfect grooming editor. @larrykinghair
CAND ICE L AKE
This supremely stylish lady is a mother’s dream and fashion
Our Australian blonde bombshell started as a model, which took
pin-up, from city chic to laid-back travel styles.
her across the world. Now based in London with her husband
and two children, she works as a photographer and style editor at Australian Vogue. @candicelake
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PARTY PIECES Jewellery expert Peony Lim shows how to get the season started with your finest of jewels Photograph by Candice Lake
‘Whether your summer party style is more Pucci and Missoni or Tom Ford and Celine, this jewellery will work wonders. I love the snake theme!’ Rose gold necklace with 1.04 cts brilliant cut diamonds and 75.85 cts pavé diamonds; Rose gold bracelet with 0.80 cts brilliant cut diamonds and 49.41 cts pavé diamonds, both POA, bulgari.com
‘Leather straps feel so luxurious.’ Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day watch, in rose gold set with 3.43 cts diamonds, mother-of-pearl dial, and alligator leather strap, £40,700, jaeger-lecoultre.com
‘I adore the gold beads with the pavé.’ Serpent Bohème ring, yellow gold and pavé diamond, £25,900, boucheron.com
At a summer party
‘This Buccellati ring feels like a treat, without being too flashy.’ Macri ring in rose gold with diamonds, POA, buccellati.com
On a summer holiday ‘I like that the curves echo the snake shapes.’ Rose Cut Forever earrings, diamonds set in rose gold, £11,700, davidmorris.com
‘This Pomellato necklace will make your summer highlights sing. And the bracelet is fabulous on its own, with a watch or just with a tan.’
‘Pair the serpents with a chunky ring, like this classic from Tiffany and Paloma Picasso.’ Paloma’s Melody 18-ct gold ring, £2,800, tiffany.com
Rose gold and rhodium-plated silver with diamond necklace; Rose gold and rhodium-plated silver with diamond bracelet, both POA, pomellato.com
At a wedding
‘The combination of diamonds and gold makes for a chic, modern neckline.’ Imperial Diamond yellow gold pendant, £12,840, faberge.com
‘I love that this necklace has a modern feeling but a classic look. The setting and the combination of cuts are sharp yet organic.’ Diamond necklace, 83.58 cts, POA, graff.com
White, yellow and rose gold feather earrings, 0.74 ct diamonds, £1,300, shop.peonylim.com
‘As much a fashion accessory as a piece of fine jewellery.’ Greenfire ring, 8.65 ct emerald set in platinum and diamond, POA, boodles.com
‘This feather ring is a real conversationstarter.’ White Gold Feather 1.76 ct diamond ring, £5,500, shop.peonylim. com
Pearl Deco ring with Akoya pearl and diamonds set in white gold, £16,600, davidmorris.com
‘Something fun to look at…’ Mother of pearl dial, emerald and diamond bezel, dancing diamonds, dancing emeralds, white gold on an alligator strap, POA, chopard.com/uk
‘These cute studs bring everything together.’ Panthère de Cartier white gold, 0.38 ct diamond, emerald and onyx earrings, POA, cartier.com
Yellow gold diamond ’Tartelette’ ring, £14,500, Van Cleef & Arpels hancocks-london. com
Coco Crush white gold and diamond bracelet, £8,300, chanel.com
‘Pieces like these are timeless classics but, layered, they feel modern.’ Juste un Clou yellow gold and 0.59 ct diamond bracelet, POA, cartier.com
4.75 ct aquamarine, 2.49 cts tourmalines, 0.38 cts beryls and 0.33 ct diamond ring, POA, adler.ch
Daytime, anytime ‘This intimate Asprey necklace works beautifully on the skin.’ Yellow gold and diamond necklace, £7,700, asprey.com
Juste un Clou yellow gold and 0.59 ct diamond bracelet, POA, cartier.com
‘I love to layer bracelets. They look amazing alone on an arm or on your watch hand. I combine white, rose and yellow gold for an everyday daytime look.’ Pearl Rose bangle with diamonds, set in white gold, £30,200, davidmorris.com
Baroque pearl earrings, £195, merola.co.uk Yellow diamond set in yellow gold and diamonds set in platinum, POA, harrywinston.com
The radiant tanzanite heart of the ‘Dazzling Jazz’ necklace (left) can be removed to become the centrepiece of a belt, created by a workshop specialising in traditional trimmings
‘Dazzling Jazz’ long chain in 18-ct white gold, set with one tanzanite (60.25 cts), 896 diamonds (14.7 cts) and white cultured pearls
‘Ballerina’ earrings in 18-ct white gold, set with pear-shaped diamonds (1.44 cts) and pear-shaped sapphires (2.87 cts)
Family jewels Allen, Karen and Daisy Adler helm a house based on ‘the emotion of exceptional gemstones’. Here’s their story so far…
stanbul, 1886. In this lively city – then the world capital of jewellery – Viennese goldsmith Jacques Adler set up his workshop. With fine talent and a passion for high jewellery, his unique work captured the attention of the great and the good. But he wasn’t to know that he was creating a legacy that now spans four generations. Adler’s son Edouard joined the business in 1937, and navigated it towards the artistic vision for which it has become famed. That unique vision – which marries artistic Oriental tradition with western influences – was honed by the third generation. Franklin, and Carlo Adler spent their childhood eating chocolate cake in the workshops, then grew up ready to take the brand global. Striving for international recognition, the house left Istanbul for Geneva, then spread to boutiques and outlets in London, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Tokyo and Gstaad.
Earrings in 18-ct white gold, set with one 2.98-ct ruby, one 2.03-ct pearshaped diamond, diamonds (0.35 cts) and rubies (0.30 cts)
‘Millaa’ earrings in 18-ct white gold, set with pear-shaped diamonds (3.13 cts) and diamonds (0.32 cts)
‘Ballerina’ necklace in 18-ct white gold, set with pearshaped diamonds (8.75 cts), sapphires (13.43 cts) and diamonds (10.10 cts)
Jacques Adler’s legacy is celebrated in a devotion to precious stones. The house continues to explore the potential of rare and unconventional materials, avant-garde designs and intriguing, contrasting textures and shades. Adler’s innovative techniques complement the inspirations that drive its designs. Behind each collection are an array of cultures, paintings, letters and journeys into the unknown. The ‘Amarante’ high jewellery set explores the deepest mysteries of nature, with the aura of an invincible guiding goddess. ‘Nahua’ – the name of the Aztecs’ ancestral group – resounds like a call to its people. The necklace offers the wearer a powerful talisman to protect against a vanishing sun. ‘Kiss Me’ is, as it suggests, a gentle caress from a lover or loved one, paying homage to the delights of the heart. The ‘Millaa’ set celebrates Queensland’s most famous tropical waterfall. White gold, sapphires, diamonds and a black opal, vibrant with deep blue fire, bring its rare, untouched beauty to the fortunate owner. adler.ch | All prices on application
‘Kiss Me’ necklace in 18-ct white gold, set with Burmese oval cut rubies (11.73 cts), pear-shaped diamonds (34.05 cts) and diamonds (21.12 cts)
‘Amarante’ necklace in 18-ct white gold, set with one black opal (15.04 cts), spinelle beads, pear-shaped diamonds and diamonds
‘Ballerina’ necklace in 18-ct white gold, set with pearshaped diamonds (20.59 cts) and diamonds (12.13 cts)
‘Nahua’ necklace in 18-ct yellow gold and 18-ct white gold, with one 13.10-ct Fancy Yellow pear-shaped diamond, white and golden South Seas keshi pearls, pear-shaped diamonds (2.90 cts) and diamonds (2.37 cts)
‘Millaa’ necklace in 18-ct white gold, set with one 22.03-ct black opal, pear-shaped diamonds (7.66 cts), bead sapphires 22.03 cts, briolette sapphires (3.56 cts), briolette diamonds 2.18 cts), bead diamonds (6.56 cts) and diamonds 4.07 cts)
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the queen of Instagram beauty, lets us into her top tips and personal secrets
THE ESTÉE EDIT 20
Armani Neo Nude A-blush (£31,
armanibeauty. co.uk) is a liquid blush that gives cheeks a natural flush.
Lancôme Hypnôse Customwear Volume Mascara (£25.50,
lancome.co.uk) is a classic go-to that increases lash volume without clumping.
YSL Beauty Couture Brow (£22.50, yslbeauty.
co.uk) changed my brow game! It gives volume to eyebrows but keeps them looking as natural as possible.
Dior Lip Glow 001 Pink (£28, dior.com) is filled with mango butter. It hydrates lips while giving a natural colour glow.
I use Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universel (£40 for
30g, chanel.com) as a bronzer and on my eyelids, to add depth. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow (£38.50,
charlottetilbury.com) is a makeup bag must-have. I use it on its own as it gives my skin instant radiance.
Guerlain Météorites Base (£47.50,
johnlewis.com) is a great makeup base that gives skin an instant glow.
Votary Natural Lip Oil (£30 for 8ml,
LO N G -T E R M SKINCARE Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-âge Firming Concentrated Serum (£350 for
30ml, sisley-paris. co.uk)
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial (£54 for
15ml, sarahchapman.com) repairs stressed skin and so fights the signs of aging.
votary.co.uk) soothes lips’ texture and provides volume.
For more from Estée, visit esteelalonde.com and @esteelalonde on Instagram
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (£87 for
30, spacenk.com) is another great travelling companion. The peels are in little packets that are easy to slip in your hand luggage.
Caudalíe Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (£29 for 30ml,
cultbeauty.co.uk) hydrates skin, leaving it feeling soft and balanced.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rich Cream (£41 for 50ml, lancome.co.uk) suits all skin types. It’s a soothing day cream that nourishes and hydrates.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream
(£62 for 30ml, spacenk.com) helps boost collagen production and leaves skin looking healthy and fresh.
I travel a lot, from city to city, so the Susanne Kaufmann Pollution Skin Defence System (£218, libertylondon.com) is great. It prevents damage from pollution, which helps with antiaging.
Dr Sebagh De-Puff Eye Treatment
My skin feels instantly soothed and hydrated by La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream (£225 for 60ml, harveynichols.com).
(£52 for 15ml, drsebagh.com) is a great under-eye treatment that combats dark circles and reduces puffiness.
Augustinus Bader The Cream (£205 for
50ml, harveynichols. com) is a weightless formula that absorbs into the skin easily, to reduce signs of aging.
E V E R Y D AY SKINCARE
I use Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (£46, caudalie.com) day and night. It lightens dark spots and stimulates collagen production.
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel (£46 for
225ml, selfridges.com) is free of soap and sulphate. It lifts dead skin cells delicately, leaving your skin feeling balanced and refreshed.
I always use an SPF, and Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 (£84, spacenk.com) is great as a primer before applying makeup.
BEAUT Y Aurelia Firm & Replenish Body Serum
Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub (£69 for 150ml, spacenk.com) is a great in-shower exfoliator that leaves your skin feeling super-smooth and hydrated.
(£48 for 250ml, neta-porter. com) smells amazing and has great properties that help replenish the skin.
The Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak (£30, goop.com)
B O DY
The alcohol-free Aesop Herbal Deodorant (£23 for 50ml, aesop.com) uses a blend of essential oils. I love it because it has so many great ingredients.
Hand and Nail Treatment Cream (£23 for 100ml, clarins.
com) is rich and moisturising, keeping hands looking smooth and reducing signs of aging.
Star Magnolia Hair Mist (£44
for 50ml, jomalone.com) gives your hair a healthy shine and a gorgeous scent.
helps relax my body after a busy day.
I keep Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis eau de toilette (£140 for 70ml, net-a-porter.com) in my travel bag so I can always smell of summer! It’s infused with bergamot, lily of the valley and vanilla.
Advanced skincare brand combining French manufacture with unique formulations The Dr Sebagh brand, co-owned by cosmetic doctor Jean-Louis Sebagh and businesswoman and philanthropist Melissa John, is one of the few privately owned skincare brands that formulates and manufactures its own products. This independence enables them to develop unique and powerful formulations using advanced bio-tech ingredients, carefully chosen for their potency and speciﬁc beneﬁts in addressing a particular skincare need or concern. The Dr Sebagh brand’s philosophy has always been about the skin’s individual needs, and that ‘feeding’ it properly with the correct ingredients for your skin type, in the right concentration and using the latest bio-technology available, is the key to achieving the best possible skin. Dr Sebagh was the ﬁrst person to advocate the mixing of diﬀerent serums to create a personal skincare regime. ‘As a cosmetic surgeon, I don’t believe in miracle skincare creams. But I do believe that good quality skincare can make a real diﬀerence to the skin. Feeding the skin on a daily basis with carefully selected ingredients for your own needs is essential to maintain a youthful skin,’ explains Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh. Having won countless awards for excellence the Dr Sebagh brand has many ‘hero’ products loved by beauty insiders, Hollywood celebrities and inﬂuencers worldwide. These include Deep Exfoliating Mask, Serum Repair, Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum, Pure Vitamin C Powder Cream and the recently launched Vitamin C Brightening Primer SPF15. Dr Sebagh attributes the success of the brand to his and his partner’s drive for quality and integrity, coupled with the best of France’s manufacturing, with its long history of innovation and excellence.
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Alongside producing the highest quality products the Dr Sebagh brand has a history of philanthropic work and has made substantial donations to many charitable projects and causes including the West London Action for Children, the Brain Tumour Charity, the National Homeless Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Dog’s Trust, the Bentley Priory Museum and many others. In 2018, Melissa John, on behalf of the brand, established The Mercury Foundation, to continue and expand their charitable work both in the UK and overseas. ‘Dr Sebagh and I are passionate about what we do and believe strongly in giving back. If we can help causes or charities we believe in, we do,’ says Melissa. The Dr Sebagh brand is sold globally through well-known department stores and online via the brand’s website.
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Great expectations PHOTOGRAPHY CANDICE LAKE STYLING ANNA BROMILOW
From being at the forefront of street style, to being an Instagram icon, Peony Lim has been there, has seen it and is still doing it… with her greatest appointment still to come
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t all began in 2010. Peony was studying at the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art (where she would achieve a first in Art History), based within the arches of Somerset House. The Courtauld was chosen by the British Fashion Council to host London Fashion Week. ‘It was the very beginning of the “street style” concept being recognised by the fashion press,’ she remembers. ‘I found myself having my picture taken by photographers attending the shows.’ But, one may ask, why Peony? ‘I had my own unique style. While other students were in trainers, I was in heels, a Marie Mercier hat and an Azzedine Alaïa coat. I guess I stood out.’
Jacquard organza gown, £3,915, www.
Pavo 16.18 cts pink sapphire and 1.73 cts diamond earrings set in 18kt white gold and titanium Caméléon ring in 18kt white gold outer band and inner band set with purple sapphires 2.42 cts. POA www.adler.ch
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The process that followed was purely organic: Peony stood out to the right people at the right time. That led to her being featured in international editions of Vogue, Elle, Grazia… the list is long. ‘By the time I graduated,’ she recalls, ‘I’d made friends with lots of photographers, and it was suggested I start a blog to share my inspirations. Within the first month of doing that, I got a contract with Revlon, and tickets to major fashion shows.’ And, just like that, it started to happen for her – just by being herself. Peony, of course, never looked back – and who could possibly blame her? She was at the forefront of her field; one of the original fashion bloggers. ‘It felt amazing,’ she says. ‘But there wasn’t an industry yet, so it was just organic. None of us knew that we were at the start of something huge, but perhaps that’s why it was all so great. We did it because we genuinely had something creative to say. And we were hired simply to create content.’ There were no expectations beyond being oneself, which rang true to Peony. But what of being at the genesis of something that has captivated the world? The role of ‘influencer’ has been recognised by Peony’s generation and become an aspiration for the next. ‘There are parts of it that are really wonderful,’ she suggests. ‘It is one of the only industries where women make more money and have more power than men, so it’s certainly not something to be diminished. It genuinely evolved out of a sisterhood, not the mainstream. Sadly, the uniqueness has, in part, gone. People who weren’t traditional beauties had a space and a voice, and now the media has given us an abundance of white preference, which is what they feel should be the norm; mostly, an unrealistic, homogenised idea of beauty.’ However, Peony’s view of social media is unrepentantly optimistic. ‘The digital space is still so new that we are in the phase of it being like the American frontier. It’s not a fixed space. I think we still can, and will, construct something really special.’ A decade on, Peony is still at the forefront of the social media whirl; in April, she launched her own fine jewellery range. Having always been asked about her personal gems, it made sense. ‘It’s been an amazing experience,’ she beams,
‘with some of my audience buying every single drop. Keeping in mind that I’m asking people to part with thousands of pounds, the fact that they trust me is mind-blowingly humbling. My main goal is to keep it limited, so it remains exclusive to the owner.’ And what of Peony herself: her drive, her message, her aim? Unlike many influencers, she has taken a more private route; which may seem to contradict her role, yet she achieves it seamlessly. ‘I only talk about luxury,’ she notes, ‘and that doesn’t have to include images of my husband, my family or my home; just my work – which to me is an easily defined separation.’ As for being pregnant, and publicly so? ‘It’s very different, and an interesting merging of worlds. I think some influencers would view it as a “content-creating” opportunity because that’s what they’ve always done: shared their life through their stories and posts. For me, it’s given an interesting perspective on how my body is portrayed, which has been very humbling. I have less to hide behind. ‘My whole life hasn’t been about being pregnant. I don’t want it to be the focus of everything. It’s temporary. That said, motherhood is the greatest blessing and I can’t wait to make having a family my focus.’ Doing it her own way seems to be Peony’s recipe for success. ‘I’ve kept my pregnancy news to myself for as long as possible, as it was important to enjoy it for myself, with my family. It’s a constant balancing act. Being a working woman with a family and a life doesn’t come with a guide book. Some women have integrated it effortlessly into their content and I respect them for that. But none of us are obliged to share something so personal, and we are free to express it how we see fit. ‘I say power to you, whoever you are. You have to “do you”. For me, announcing this within my more public working role, as part of an editorial, felt in tune with who I am and who my audience are. It feels natural. Besides, I’ve always done things my own way. I shared my wedding pictures a year late!’ This time around, we’re hoping for a speedier release… 28
Pink long dress where she is sat down Silk chiffon embellished gown £3,500 www. jennypackham.com
‘Interstellar’ 18kt gold earrings set with 4 pear shaped 2.44 cts diamonds, 8 2.16 cts pear shaped diamonds and 0,14 cts diamonds Flora 18kt gold ring in 18 kt yellow gold set with 5 3.03 cts pear shaped yellow diamonds, one 0.39 diamonds and 1.52 cts POA www.adler.ch
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Hand painted ‘Chatsworth’ Chinoiserie design on silk, from £1,482 per 1300 mm width panel, degournay.com
Feather diamond ring £5500, feather earrings £1300 https://shop. peonylim.com
Ruffled Silk gauze off the shoulder dress ÂŁ4940 luisabeccaria.it
27.84cts 51 pear shaped diamonds and 30.20 cts diamond necklace set in 18kt gold Tivoli 18kt white gold earrings with 2 oval cut 4.75 cts aquamarines 2.49 cts tourmalines , 1.40 cts aquamarines 0.38 cts beryls and 0.33 cts diamonds Tivoli 18kt white gold ring with 4.58 cts oval cut aquamarine, 0.9 cts tourmalines, 0.75 cts aquamarines, 0.71 cts beryls and 0.27 cts diamonds POA www.adler.ch
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Jacquard organza gown, £3,915, www.
Pavo 16.18 cts pink sapphire and 1.73 cts diamond earrings set in 18kt white gold and titanium Caméléon ring in 18kt white gold outer band and inner band set with purple sapphires 2.42 cts. POA www.adler.ch
Black and white dress of her standing Silk tulle dress, £1,495, amandawakeley.com
Bracelet ’Shinsei’ in 18kt white gold set with one ‘paraiba’ cabochon tourmaline 9.9 cts, mother of pearl and diamonds 6.51 cts POA Ring ’Shinsei’ in 18kt white gold and other of pearl set with one cabochon ‘paraiba’ tourmaline 9.46cts and diamonds 1.36 cts 18 kt white gold 3.36 cts diamond earrings POA www.adler.ch
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Black and white shot with ruffle halter neck dress Silk tulle dress, ÂŁ6,900 www. ralphandrusso.com
Flora 18 kt white gold earrings set with 10 6.46 cts yellow diamonds, 0.72 cts yellow diamonds and 0.74 cts diamonds POA www.adler.ch
Steamer 34cm in bluebird crocodile. The Entheus R2 timepiece and jewellery from the Cosmic and Flip Ring collections.
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1 3 4 Jewellery finishes off any and every look. 1 & 2 Gold and black resin metal cuff, £1,160; Pearl earrings, £1,440, both chanel.com 3 & 4 Green resin earrings £213; Grey resin earrings, £93, both konplott.com
La Mer’s The
Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask (£120 for six, spacenk.com) is my favourite.
Do it like HANNAH London’s most chic mother, Hannah Strafford-Taylor, shows us how to shop hannahstraffordtaylor.com
“I genuinely love and regularly wear these looks. It’s possible to feel comfortable and fashionable from city living to holiday wear.” 36
The perfect beach bag. Mine is a year old and still looks brandnew. Rafia shoulder bag, £395, Loewe at net-a-porter.com
The perfect red lip is so important. Even if I’m tired, red lips and sunglasses give an instant makeover. Hot Lips in Tell Laura, £24, charlotte tilbury.com
Every mum needs a great pair of sunglasses to hide those sometimes tired eyes. My go-to is the Saint Laurent hearts – which seem to suit everyone! Loulou heart shaped sunglasses, £275, Saint Laurent at matchesfashion.com
Satin crystal shoes, £895,
I’m obsessed with PJs as outerwear. What can be better than wearing your PJs to dinner? Silk pajamas, £535, Asceno at net-a-porter.com
“EVERY MUM NEEDS A GREAT PAIR OF SUNGLASSES TO HIDE THOSE SOMETIMES TIRED EYES” 37
“EVERY MOTHER NEEDS A GREAT WAY TO TIE BACK THEIR HAIR. WHY NOT DO A MUM BUN IN SILK?”
My go-to bag of the moment is this Bottega Veneta pouch. It’s so roomy, you can fit everything for you and the kids, and it oozes chic. Leather clutch, £1,730, Bottega Veneta at matchesfashion.com
A great belt is an ideal way to cinch the waist of a dress or sweater, and transform it into an outfit. Leather belt, £320, Valentino at matchesfashion.com
Every mother needs a great way to tie back their hair. Why not do a perfect quick mum bun in silk? Large silk hair ties, £39 for three, Slip at net-a-porter.com
Backless Kalita dresses are my signature holiday staple. They’re the most comfortable dresses I own. Brigitte silk-habotai dress (right), £620, Kalita at net-a-porter.com
For the most gorgeous golden glow even when you’re tired, try Lift & Lustre Golden Elixir Antioxidant Serum (£210 for 30ml, MZ Skin at net-a-porter.com).
Every mum needs a great pair of flats to dress up any outfit. Comfort is key. These Jimmy Choo suede flats with crystal (£650, jimmychoo.com) are simple and chic, with just the right amount of bling; perfect dressed down with jeans, but also super with a dress. And I love these rope sandals (POA, chanel.com).
My daughter Soleil just loves these super-cute sunglasses (£100, Stella McCartney at childsplayclothing.co.uk).
Any chance to match my kids, I take! Theirs is below; mine is this Angie silk-georgette maxi dress (£575, LoveShackFancy at net-a-porter.com).
Raffia sun hat, £119, Chloé Kids at myteresa.com Leather pumps, £166, Chloé Kids at net-a-porter.com
The perfect summer sun dress is floral. Yellow seems to suit every skin tone and makes it feel like summer, even if it’s grey outside! You can wear this voile dress (£495, zimmermann.com) off or on the shoulder.
Every time I wear this Zimmermann dress, I get so many compliments. It is just stunning; the lace and the colours are a heavenly match. Honour broderie-anglaise cotton midi dress, £740, zimmermann.com 40
LoveShackFancy make the cutest mini and me outfits. See my version above! Cotton dress, £202, LoveShackfancy Kids at net-a-porter.
“I’M OBSESSED WITH PIPPA HOLT KAFTANS, AND THEY COME IN MINI SIZES!”
This perfect beach hat has been away with me for three summers running. It goes with everything! Lamier paper hat, £365, Gucci at net-a-porter. com
I’m obsessed with Pippa Holt kaftans and they come in mini sizes for the girls! I even wear mine belted for a dressed-down look. Pink cotton kaftan (above left), £440; white cotton kaftan (above), £595, both Pippa Holt at net-a-porter.com
Little Kaliroi leather sandals, £95, Ancient Greek Sandals Kids at
mytheresa.com Linen dress and bloomers, £140, Innika Choo Kids at net-a-porter.com 41
Cotton-voile headband, £39,
LoveShackFancy Kids at net-a-porter
I love these shoes. They go with everything and the girls tell me they’re super comfortable. Robyn Smalls leather ballet flats, £195, Minismalls Malone Souliers at mytheresa.coma
Mini Sol shirred cotton dress, £129, Dôen Kids at net-a-porter.com
The Duchesse dress is always popular with the girls. This tulle pink version is Winter’s favourite of the summer. Cotton dress, £203,
Lana floral cotton dress, £174, Bonpoint at mytheresa.com
“I like children to look like children, so always go with the more traditional types of looks. The girls genuinely love wearing matching clothes and ask to wear the same thing!” 42
Straw bag, £103, LoveShackFancy Kids at net-a-porter.com
COUTURE BRIDALWEAR 9 Motcomb St, London SW1X
M AT E R N A L
Dressing when expecting Georgie Abay, founder of
The Grace Tales, shares her favourite labels for mothers thegracetales.com
Photographs by Julie Adams (above) and Helene Sandberg (opposite)
hen I was pregnant with my first child, I was working at Australian Vogue as the deputy editor and fashion features director. I knew nothing about maternity dressing. And, as someone who had always highlighted my waist, my growing bump threw me. Luckily, I was in the business of researching fashion brands; of knowing where to go, no matter what the occasion. I discovered a range of labels that suited my new style, and found that ones I’d loved for years catered for my new shape. I made sure the items I invested in could be worn long after my baby arrived. Here’s my roundup of the best for mothers-to-be… 44
Every mother needs one of Innika Choo’s smock dresses. The Australian in Bali is a mother of two and understands comfort and style. Effortless summer style at its best.
Hugh smocked embroidered linen dress, £395, Innika Choo at net-a-porter.com
MATTEAU Matteau’s resort-wear pieces are perfect for mothers – and guaranteed to be worn for years to come. Tiered cotton-poplin maxi dress, £385, Matteau at net-a-porter.com
Gold cuff, £195, merola.co.uk
This is one of our favourite brands for mamas. ‘I live in Hatch,’ says founder Ariane Goldman. ‘I designed pieces around a comfortable and easy, one-stop-shop dressing formula, as that’s how I like to organise my wardrobe. No fuss, no frills; ease and style. That’s all one needs.’ We couldn’t agree more.
Paloma tiered cotton-blend poplin dress, £315, Hatch at net-a-porter.com
Seraphina founder Fiona Hodges’ career has taken her to Vogue and Anouska Hempel, but her greatest passion has always been for fabric – and it shows. Seraphina’s range provides a fresh take on resort and loungewear; using the finest fabrics, in divine prints that are all designed in-house. This gingham dress, in cotton, will be one of the most loved pieces in your wardrobe. Cherry picking maxi dress, £235, seraphinalondon.com
Wiggy Kit – the resort-wear line created by Wiggy Hindmarch – caters for beach, dinner and everything inbetween. The brand is the result of finding a wardrobe filled with ‘holiday-ready’ clothes that simply didn’t translate to the real world. The beautiful, bohemianinspired collections (minus any froufrou) really are a worthwhile investment for both travelling in style and spending lazy summers at home. wiggykit.com
Style saviours The best pieces to buy now for mothers on the move
These sunglasses will brighten your day – even if you haven’t slept.
Sunglasses, £55, Le Specs at net-a-porter.com
A total wardrobe essential, this makes summer dressing a cinch. Embroidered cotton kaftan, £595, Pippa Holt at net-a-porter.com
I have a wardrobe full of Dôen dresses. They’re ideal for preand postnatal wear.
Sol shirred floral-print cotton-voile maxi dress, £325, Dôen at net-a-porter.com
My new fave! Just add a white tee and sneakers and you’re good to go. Beatnik high-rise slim-leg jeans, £343, SLVRLAKE at net-a-porter.com
This Three Graces London dress is an essential. I would happily live in this label all summer long.
Alette cutout cotton-poplin midi dress, £520, Three Graces London at net-a-porter.com
I never purchased a baby bag. Instead, I used a raffia basket. The dream? This divine raffia basket from Loewe. Large leather-trimmed woven raffia tote, £325, Loewe at net-a-porter.com
Buy these in multiple colours and wear them year-round. They come in mini sizes too!
SDU HEXA rubber-trimmed mesh and vegan suede sneakers, £95, Veja at net-a-porter.com
Now that I finally have my waist back, I spend most of my time in skirts (or jeans). And, as a floral lover, this is my dream print.
Bloom floral-print linen skirt, £245, Ephemera at matchesfashion.com Quartz cuff, £860, merola.co.uk
STYLE FOR HIM
explores the menswear ‘tactical’ trend. Add utility workwear – with functional accessories – to your everyday luxe wear, to bring a sense of practicality and rawness to fashion
Camo windbreaker, £950, Valentino at brownsfashion.com Cuban choker, $1,250, Martine Ali at ssense.com
Sunglasses, £185, Speedtrap at brownsfashion.com
Grey Static 700 trainers, £640, Yeezy at brownsfashion.com
Saddle backpack, £1,650, dior.com
STYLE FOR HIM
Double-breasted jacket, £2,150, louisvuitton.com
Sunglasses, £300, acnestudios.com
Full monochrome crew, £780, louisvuitton.com
Zoom Vomero 5 SE SP trainers, £125, Nike at hbx.com
205W39NYC trainers, £618, Calvin Klein at farfetch.com
Plaid shirt, £545, Balenciaga at farfetch.com
Rollercoaster track bracelet, £450, alyxstudio.com
Warszawa coat, £599, MISBHV at farfetch.com
Socks, £53, Heron Preston at farfetch.com
Two-tone steel spinner suitcase, £1,200, FPM at brownsfashion.com
MY MOST STYLISH and well-groomed clients include David Gandy, Oliver Cheshire, Jamie Redknapp, Frank Lampard, Jack Whitehall, Niall Horan, Miles Kane and Luke Sweeney for Thom Sweeney.
L ARRY LOVE S . . . Larry King reigns
supreme as the hairstylist of today, and makes room in his court for only a select few grooming products
Redken Powder Grip 03, £12.38,
Vit C Glow Tonic, £40 Volumizing Hair Mist, £29 for
for 200ml, Rodial at harveynichols.com
A Social Life for Your Hair,
Unisex Healthy Glow,
£23 for 80ml, larryking.co.uk
Supersonic hairdryer, £299.99,
hen you look at a man, there are three things you judge him on: his shoes, the fit of his suit and his grooming. Grooming can make or break a look.
it to a back street barber for fifteen quid. A decent cut can be the decider in being hired for a job, a modelling contract or an acting role – and success in the romance department! CLEANSE, TONE AND MOISTURISE. Women aren’t doing that for the fun of it!
A GREAT HAIRCUT is slightly longer on the sides and softer around the hair line; with, on top, a little more length that can me moved around. It’s not attractive to have hair that doesn’t move. You should be able to run your fingers through it and move it around throughout the day. Unless you’re putting on a tux, no Ken hair please! And don’t leave
USE A HAIRDRYER, such as a Dyson Supersonic. Apply Redken Full Effect mousse to wet hair. Use the nozzle to push the hair in all directions, to give it body and a wellgroomed finish. 53
GROOMING Aventus Cologne, £215
Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate,
for 100ml, creedfragrances. co.uk
Musc Ravageur eau de parfum,
£170 for 100ml, fredericmalle.com
ClarinsMen Super Moisture Balm,
£30 for 50ml, clarins.com
Full Effect Mousse, £13.88 for 250ml, Redken at lookfantastic.com
“GROOMING HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MODERN GENT’S ROUTINE”
Velvet Texture Clay, £22 for 50g, larryking.co.uk
INVEST IN A GOOD STYLING PRODUCT and learn how to apply it. My Velvet Texture Clay is great for soft, pliable hold. The velvet part is from how you use it: rub it in your hands, then over your hair in all directions. It’s like touching velvet and makes a huge difference to your look.
For Men Intensive Purifying Mud Mask,
£49.90, Tom Ford at notino. co.uk
INVEST IN AN EXPENSIVE FRAGRANCE that becomes your signature. People will remember you after you’ve left the room. LEAVE YOUR EYEBROWS ALONE (other than trimming extra-long stray hairs).
DON’T BE SHY ABOUT GOING FOR A FACIAL. I love Teresa Tarmey (teresatarmey.com). Her treatments are very focused and use tech and lasers to make a real difference. Her twelve-week, at-home microneedling treatment is amazing.
TRIMMING YOUR BEARD? Harsh lines, particularly under the jawline, are extremely unflattering. Instead, use the trimmer guards to blend the edges to nothing. This gives a much more groomed and stylish finish. 54
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WHITE & BLUE
COSMO PO LI TAN
Curly Decanter, Riedel, £325
100th Anniversary Stand Mixer, KitchenAid, £699
Saber Velvet Cushion, House of Hackney, £195
Asiatic Pheasants Side Plate, Burleigh, £14
Cocktail Shaker, Kitchen Craft, £22.50
Gin Teacups and Saucers, Yvonne Ellen, £120
Champagne Coupe, Soho Home, £32
Rose Quartz Coasters, Anna NY by Rablabs, £214
Monkey Lamp, Seletti, £260
Marine Casserole Dish, Le Creuset, £225
Champagne Flutes, LSA International, £75
Cici Bar Trolley, Andrew Martin, £335
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MINEâ€™s very own bride-to-be Victoria Magrath edits our wedding section
WEDDING BELLE P O RT RAIT BY ELIZ ABET H GIBSON
PRONOV I A S
CELIA K R ITH A R IO TI PHUONG M Y MIR A Z W ILLINGER
R A L PH & RUS S O
PRONOV I A S
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P H I L L I PA L E P L E Y
love so many dress designers and just how different one can be from another. Someone like Phillipa Lepley has a more traditional, very feminine and princess-like feel to her dresses. But you can go somewhere like Galia Lahav or Gali Karten and find a dress that feels much more seductive and sexy â€“ almost like a lingerie piece. Atelier Pronovias offers the most sultry, sheer designs that the most confident ladies can steal the spotlight in. And rightly so. Both the traditional bridal gown and the sultry, sheer styles are truly stunning. I must admit there have been times that I was tempted to go both ways.
Palais Tsarskoye Selo Turquoise guilloche and diamond gold earrings, £7,200, faberge.com
Crystal necklace, £325, merola.com
love Dior Fine Jewellery and its Rose des vents collection. If I could own every single item, I would be the happiest lady alive. For classic yet modern pieces, choose Fabergé and its famous encrusted egg necklaces and earrings. David Morris will have you swooning over its exquisite range of diamond pieces, too.
Yellow gold and mother of pearl diamond bracelet, £5,350,
White gold diamond ring, £6,100 dior.com
Rose des vents white gold and diamond earrings, £10,300, dior.com
Diamond platinum tiara, POA, davidmorris.com
BAG & CLUTCH
Lace bag, £750,
could not be any more in love with this lace bag from Jimmy Choo that you can wear in two different ways. It’s feminine and delicate, but wonderfully modern. On the day, you need something with room for all your beauty pieces (and I’m never without my phone!) but it’s also good to have a mini clutch.
Hangi satin crystal clutch, £1,480, manoloblahnick.com
WEDDING ‘Wifey for lifey’ satin pumps, £495, sophiawebster.com
Hangisi satin and blue crystal pumps, £774,
Lala ivory satin pumps, £930,
Coco crystal ivory pumps, £395, Sophia Webster
at net-a-porter. com
our wedding shoes need to be ones that you can dance in all night, but that will wow everyone who sees them. So, for the day, go for something in a classic shape that is also super-fun. The first thing that springs to mind is a pair of ‘Wifey for Lifey’ from Sophia Webster. For the evening, I cannot stop thinking about the Eden Pumps from Ralph & Russo; they are my ultimate dream. But you cannot go wrong with Jimmy Choo, Aquazzura or Manolo Blahnik.
Eden Pump white satin pumps with silver leaves, £1,650, ralphandrusso. com
Crystal and leather sandals, £885,
Leather, crystal and pearl sandals, £645, aquazzura.com
Luminous Silk Foundation, £42,
or beauty, I have so many favourites who would make my wedding makeup a dream come true; Dior, Armani and Tom Ford especially. But due to my love of La Mer, a full skincare base of their Soft Cream, Renewal Oil and Soft Fluid Foundation would be my first choice. For those extra touches, I would head to DryBy (in London’s Marylebone) for a shellac French manicure, to Vita Liberata for a spray tan, and to Nouveau Lashes for an LVL lash lift. Then I would feel my most beautiful.
Lavender Foaming Bath, £26; Shea Butter Rich Body Lotion, £24.50, both loccitane.co.uk
Neo Nude Bronzing Powder, £49,
Eccentrico Mascara, £30,
Eyes to Kill Stellar eyeshadow, £31,armanibeauty. co.uk
FR AG R ANCE Fragrance-wise, my dream wedding would be scented by a Dior Ambre Nuit candle. And I would wear the same, spritzed all over, so the whole wedding is shrouded in amber. Ambre Nuit candle, £75; Ambre Nuit fragrance, £200, both dior.com
Silver cufflinks, £270, Alexander McQueen at mrporter.com
Tuxedo wool jacket, £2,320, Tom Ford at mrporter.com
Silk bow tie, £120, Gucci at mrporter.com Wool trousers, £820, Tom Ford at mrporter.com
y fiancé Alex’s dream is to wear a slick and sophisticated Tom Ford black tux, with the right accessories to complete the look. Master Calendar stainless steel and alligator watch, £8,800, JaegerLeCoultre at mrporter.com
Patent leather lace-ups, £495, jimmychoo.com
Engraved metal sunglasses, £285, bulgari.com
won’t, unfortunately, be leaving my wedding waving my hand like the Queen from an open-top car. But we hope to go to New Zealand for our honeymoon, followed by a trip to Indonesia. And why not go for the fully glamorous newlywed look for the airport? Louis Vuitton has launched luggage that is fun but also the height of travel accessory luxury. Outfit-wise, if you’re travelling to one of the top destinations for your honeymoon, you need to stay comfortable. Throw on your summer hat, so it doesn’t get squashed in your case, and take low heels to ensure you travel in style. I have two destinations to recommend: the Maldives (either Conrad, Mirihi or Gili Lankanfushi) and Malaysia (the Datai Langkawi hotel is just phenomenal). However, Alex and I desperately want to visit Indonesia and the Bawah Reserve.
The Bawah Reserve, Indonesia
WEDDING The Bawah Reserve, Indonesia
Gold cuff with blue topaz, amethysts and green obsidian, £1,500, butlerandwilson.co.uk
Keepall Bandoulière 55, £1,270,
White corsage swimsuit, £425, Zimmermann at net-a-porter.com
Straw hat, £308, Eugenia Kim at net-aporter.com
Suede sandals, £510, Gianvito Rossi at net-a-porter.com Printed chiffon dress, £340, selfportrait.com
Rug, £285, Ted Baker
Trolley suitcase, £400, Horizn Studios
Venato Imperial tea saucer, £14, Vera Wang for Wedgwood
Tumblers, £32 for four, LSA
Bar cart, £1,450, Jonathan Adler
Citrus juicer, £130, Smeg
Bumble Bee Princess cushion, £95, Silken Favours
Classic Shagreen serving tray, £365, Aerin
Audley silver-plated coffee press, £85, Soho Home
Throw, £400, Missoni
24-piece cutlery set, £519.50, Mepra
E Bookends, £432,
Anna New York by Rablabs
Balloon glasses, £30 for pair, LSA
ntering The Wedding Shop’s flagship Townhouse on Fulham Road is like stepping into an Aladdin’s cave of gifts. There are countless items that will leave you inspired and even more excited for married life! Designed like a house and spread over four expertly curated floors, The Wedding Shop helps create your dream list. If you’re planning your wedding abroad, like us, you might be surprised to find that your guests will still want to give you something special to make the day. The Wedding Shop website (weddingshop.com) features more than four hundred brands, including my favourites House of Hackney, Soho Home and Smeg. You have the freedom to list absolutely anything, from any UK store, even if it’s not on The Wedding Shop’s site. And there are other, unexpected options, such as charity contributions and group gifting. You can swap items and refine your selection before you finalise your order. A Gift Guru will guide you through your choices and make sure that you build a list that’s the right size, with a variety of price points for your guests to choose. Happy shopping! All products on this spread are available on weddingshop.com
Martini shaker, £85,
Wireless over-ear headphones, £300, Beats by Dr. Dre
“ S TA R T W I T H T H E F I R E PL AC E ! A LWA Y S A FOC A L POIN T”
STATELY DOES IT If the grand country style is right up your street, be it London or home county, Jamb offers exactly what’s needed. From hallway lanterns to stunning fireplaces, the Belgravia specialists have the keys to the look
tyle never goes out of fashion – and the world of interiors is no different. This is very much the year of golds and pinks, as the Maison&Objet trade fair predicted in January. But, next January, who knows… So what to do and where to go if you’re looking for true glamour and substance in your home? Well, say hello to Jamb! This stunning Belgravia gallery captures the classic English country house aesthetic. It offers the very finest of antiques and, cleverly, reproduction fire grates, chimneypieces, light and furniture. (Let’s face it: fancy pretty vintage pieces aren’t always in the best of conditions.) Handsome husband and wife Will and Charlotte Fisher (pictured above right) founded Jamb in 2003. They painstakingly acquired one of the country’s most extensive collections of antique chimneypieces, including rare seventeenth century, Georgian and Regency surrounds. These reflect the architectural design and craftsmanship of William Kent, Isaac Ware, Robert Adam, Henry Cheere and Sir John Soane. Antique mantels are the backbone of Jamb. Thanks to highly skilled craftsmen at their workshops, they have produced a collection of exceptionally high-quality reproduction chimneypieces. You will find a brilliant range of fireplaces, carefully developed over years and hand-carved to the highest standards, using eighteenth-century traditional techniques.
Early nineteenth century wood and paper model of York Minster, £55,000
“A F AV O U R I T E PA R T O F T H E J O B ? T H E M O M E N T O F F I N D I N G T H E M O S T W O N D E R F U L A N T I Q U E …” Coade stone figurative panels, £16,800
“ W E BELIE V E IN A TIMELE S S IN TER IOR”
The range includes designs from early Palladian architectural pieces to finely carved neoclassical mantels. Their reproduction fire grates and lights are handengraved, historically authentic and based on the finest antique originals. Will Fisher gives us the lowdown… Why did you go into interiors?
In pursuit of creating the ultimate country house aesthetic. And why did you start Jamb?
As an antique dealer, I would be in possession of the most wonderful pieces of furniture, lighting and fireplaces. I wanted to be able to continue their life and reach by reproducing them. Regency design mirror, £2,600
What’s your favourite part of the job?
The moment of finding the most wonderful antique, and working on the reproduction collections. What parts of Jamb are you most proud of?
Building a company as husband and wife, from scratch, over the past fifteen years; and the reproduction collections. We now have over 150 designs – both fireplaces and lighting. What furniture do you think every home should have?
A piece with a wonderful, dry, untouched patina. What’s your top tip for dressing a space?
Start with the fireplace! Always a focal point.
Do you believe in redressing rooms between seasons and to suit trends?
Not really. We believe in a timeless interior.
What’s your key advice regarding lighting?
Use a lot of lamps and be bold, with larger pieces in hallways. Our globe lighting is a dramatic statement. What question are you most asked by your clients?
How to choose the correct proportion for the fireplace in a room. Are there any interior faux pas you would advise against?
We would prefer a mirror or a painting above a fireplace, rather than a TV! What is your most treasured piece?
Large carved Giallo Antico Grand Tour model of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, £32,000
A collection of Grand Tour objects, acquired over the years. If money were no object, what would you purchase as an investment piece for your home?
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FASHION NOMAD Globetrotting London socialite Amelia Liana shares her most fashionable spots to take a breath
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…IN THE MOROCCA N DE SERT The Moroccan desert is well worth the long journey. The sand dunes are some of the most stunning scenery I’ve been lucky to witness. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful, yet with a nearby buzzing city in which to experience more of the culture.
1 I adore Bvlgari’s
gorgeous silk patterned headscarves. They add a touch of colour and fun to any outfit! I love using them in the summer and they are such a versatile accessory to have on hand. (Bvlgari Heritage Tie Me Signature headscarf, £295, bulgari.com.)
2 Dior Backstage Eye
3 The beautiful Lola
open-back, printed silksatin jumpsuit (£695, Seren at net-a-porter.com) has a wide leg and dipped back that make it the perfect outfit for Morocco. And the pattern is an absolute dream!
4 Complete the look with
this White stone Maasai bracelet (129 Euros, sylvia toledano.com).
Palette (£39, dior.com) is my ideal warm-toned eyeshadow palette. Perfect for all skin types, these are ideal colours to use in a vibrant place like Morocco.
…ON A BE ACH IN NICE Nice has always played a special role in my life, mainly because my grandmother used to live here. There is so much character and beauty; the gorgeous, quaint pebble peaches are something I always look forward to. It’s also an easy place to get around, which is always a bonus. Croissants on every corner!
Karla Colletto’s Viviana eyeletembellished underwired swimsuit (£315, net-a-porter.com) is one of my favourites! The nautical-style neckline and colour is fitting for the beaches in Nice as well.
Laura Mercier’s Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer (£30, lauramercier.com) is an amazing product to pack for your getaway. Its perfect lightweight balmy texture leaves you feeling bronzed, with a flawless dewy finish.
Ray-Ban’s iconic Round Metal Classic Sunglasses (£127, rayban.com) are my all-time favourite. They go with everything, so you can’t go wrong!
Prada’s Straw Tote (£990, mytheresa.com) is my go-to summer bag at the moment. It fits so much inside and I love the structured straw design. A perfect style for the summer season!
Loeffler Randall’s Fleura embroidered denim sandals (£97.92, net-a-porter.com) are a great summer shoe to have in your wardrobe. They have Loeffler Randall’s signature nonslip sole, which I love. And the lace-up ties that elegantly wrap around the ankle are a lovely detail.
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…IN V IL L EFRA NCHE - SUR -MER This has to be the most charming and authentic town in the South of France. With Nice and Monaco close by, I love how Villefranche-sur-Mer has remained a unique and colourful haven. It’s like entering a state of total relaxation and peacefulness – a beautiful place to unwind.
Alice + Olivia’s light and floral Tevi ruffled printed georgette midi dress (£400, net-a-porter. com) is perfect for the summer. It’s easy to put on and take off if you’re in a beach environment, and you can glam it up for an evening look.
I love Castañer’s Carina Canvas Wedge Espadrilles (£80, net-aporter.com). Available in a great selection of colours, they will be a staple in my summer wardrobe. The ultimate summer wedges!
Sunday Somewhere’s gorgeous Pixie cat-eye acetate and rose-goldtone sunglasses (£137, sundaysomewhere.com) are such a fun statement. I love the pearl detail, which adds a little hint of fun.
Drunk Elephant’s Lippe Balm (£15, drunkelephant. com) is a luscious and easy way to keep my lips hydrated and plump.
“ T H E F A M O U S W H I T E W A S H E D HOUSE S ON THE CLIFF A R E B R E AT H TA K I N G ! ”
1 …IN OI A, SA NTORINI Santorini is an absolute must-visit for the views alone. The never-ending sea of blue and the famous whitewashed houses on the cliffs are breathtaking! For great food, shopping and the ultimate views, this is the most idyllic spot.
Begin your exotic holiday look with Soru Jewellery’s Luna Mega 24ct gold-plated hoop earrings (£315, harveynichols.com).
I’m in love with Kayu’s St. Tropez Pom-PomEmbellished Straw Tote (£120, modaoperandi.com). This adorable, hand-woven natural straw tote bag has Kayu’s signature striped handles and pom-poms. A perfect summer beach go-to.
Serge Lutens’ Un bois vanille (£105, sergelutens. com) is one of my all-time
favourite scents. Its addictive mix includes vanilla, nectar and deep wood tones.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Model Body Highlighter (£45-£65, charlottetilbury.com) gives you flawless skin, with a dewy and luminous effect all over. Another favourites.
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…AT L E SIRENUSE HOTEL , P O SITA NO Le Sirenuse (sirenuse.it/en) is one of my favourite places in the world. I love that it’s based in the centre of Positano and is just minutes from the beautiful beaches. The hotel is so luxurious and dreamy, with treats like a Jacuzzi in your room and a private balcony overlooking the panoramic bay of Sirens. A very special place!
The La Raveche Amira Lycra One Piece Swimsuit (£230, luisaviaroma.com) makes a statement! The beautifully detailed spaghetti straps and the classic shape are elegant and feminine.
Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Milky Mist Sublime Glow SPF 30 (£32, dior.com) is with me throughout the summer! It’s such an easy product to use and leaves you with gorgeous, pearly satin skin.
Everyone needs an easy slip on shoe in the summer, and Hermès’ Oran sandals (£490, www.hermes.com) have become a necessity for me. I especially love the shade of tan and the iconic Hermès style. Kalita’s Brigitte silkhabotai dress (£620, net-aporter.com) is a total dream: comfortable and stylish. It’s also a stunning complement to sun-kissed skin, layered with gold jewellery.
LON DON I N
Eye Quad, £68
BLOOM The London-loving Meandering Macaron shares the capital’s most Instagrammable places, patisserie and petals @meanderingmacaron | Photograph (left) by Margarita Karenko
Maître Choux Kings Road, Chelsea
It’s hard to decide what’s prettier: the eclairs or this specialist patisserie’s floral interior. I’ve been a fan of head chef Joakim Prat’s eclairs since he founded Maître Choux in 2015, and its one of my top places to visit in London. The new store on the King’s Road has beautiful floral walls and, with the eclairs served on colourful china, it’s perfect for Instagram shots.
Neill Strain Floral Couture West Halkin Street, Belgravia
Neill’s boutique showcases beautiful seasonal installations – perfect for that #OOTD shot. He always has a magnificent array available, and the fragrance envelopes you as soon as you enter. It’s my weekend ritual to pop by, purchase my weekly blooms and take a few (dozen) photos.
Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge and Market Place, Oxford Circus
Lip Color in Pink Dusk, £40
EL&N cafés have myriad pretty corners for photos. My favourites are the flower wall at Market Place and the love heart booths at Hans Crescent. And once you try their coconut and passion fruit eclairs, you’ll understand why my friends joke that I’m always at an EL&N café!
D E S T I N AT I O N S
Wild Things Flowers
Davies Street, Mayfair
Connaught Street, Mayfair
Opposite Claridge’s, Wild Things adds a pop of colour to Mayfair’s stunning facades. With cascading flowers in tall silver vases, and large buckets of flower cuttings, it always brightens my daily walk to work. They refresh their vibrantly coloured flowers every day, so it’s hard not to take a quick photo or “shoefie”.
On leafy Connaught Street, Saint Aymes is another hot spot for beautiful photos. The café’s outdoor floral display is updated every few months and the inside is just as pretty, with walls awash in peonies and hydrangeas. Feeling adventurous? Try their Unicorn Latte. It will have you bouncing around for the rest of the day!
Les Senteurs Elizabeth Street, Belgravia Les Senteurs sits among some of Belgravia’s most beautiful boutiques. Its stunning blue facade is usually decorated with a vibrant floral installation, created by By Appointment Only Design. Once you’ve perused their curated perfumes, pop to the nearby Peggy Porschen Belgravia for a cupcake and pot of tea.
Prêt-à-Portea The Berkeley, Knightsbridge Arguably the most fashionable afternoon tea experience, the Berkeley hotel’s Prêt-à-Portea has been a ritual celebration for my friends and me for more than twelve years. Created by pastry genius Mourad Khiat, the latest tea is a tribute to Dior; with biscuits, cakes and teas inspired by the iconic designer.
Aubaine Selfridges Oxford Street, Central London The beautiful installation at Aubaine Selfridges will have you wondering if the wisteria is real… Conveniently located within the shoe hall at Selfridges, and with a ceiling of purple blooms, Aubaine has long been a favourite pit stop of mine. The patisserie is wonderful and my guilty pleasure is their breakfast pain aux pistaches.