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hough hard to believe, the great and the good of the fashion industry are once again gearing up to present their latest collections to the world. In an industry as fast-paced as fashion,

we’re taking a moment in this, our September issue, to celebrate both the past and future of British style. Looking to the future, on page 22 we speak to L.K.Bennett’s CEO,

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Darren Topp, about maintaining the brand’s winning formula for classic,

L.K.Bennett’s CEO on having

eternally stylish pieces, and how he is navigating the world of digital and

presence in Canary Wharf and

social media, which he says is “revolutionising” the purchasing habits of

staying current

his customers. Meanwhile, on page 26 we enjoy a bit of a revolution of our own as we

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go back to the sixties with the influential yet vastly under-represented

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photographer James Moore. I challenge you not to be inspired.

photographer James Moore

Inspiration can also be found on page 46 in the form of Anna Bance, the founder of game-changing dress rental company, Girl Meets Dress, and on page 68, where we meet the formidable CEO of Acqua di Parma, to talk about the brand’s latest scent. It’s a glorious evocation of summer and joie de vivre, because that’s something that’s never going out of style.

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We meet Acqua di Parma’s CEO, as the brand launches its latest fragrance

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1 0 Contributors 1 2 The agenda 1 6 Food & drink news 1 7 review: Bōkan 4 4 Style her 5 8 Style him 6 6 Beauty news 7 1 GROOMING 7 3  H ealth &

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fitness news TECH news

19 t he ultimate airport experience

5 6 trend watch Your guide to A/W17

Welcome to Heathrow VIP

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fashion Rent designer dresses: one for every party

75  s mart(phone) health The apps for healthy living

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travel 83 in vogue 84 travel news 86 best of british The staycation of dreams

88  t he jewel in the adriatic crown Head to Montenegro

delight Meet Rolls-Royce’s Dawn

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contributors

Editor

Katy Parker

contributing e ditors Mhairi Graham Richard Brown

d eput y e ditor

Charlotte Phillips

francesca lee-rogers

matthew carter

Francesca Lee-Rogers is the managing

Motoring expert and former

editor of Belgravia and Fulham

editor of Autocar and Classic &

Residents’ Journal. Previously an editor

Sports Car, Matthew Carter takes

of two local wedding magazines, and

a look at Rolls-Royce’s Dawn this

having enjoyed a stint at Time Out, she

month. A convertible with the

writes about travel, food and lifestyle.

luxury touches one expects from

This month, she relaxes on a summer

a Rolls, he finds himself getting

holiday in Montenegro. After reading

impressed glances and

the piece, you’ll want to do the same.

right of way on the road.

a ssistant e ditor Joann Khatib

Motoring Editor Matthew Carter

art e ditor

Chantal Lascelles

BRAND CONSIST E NCY & SENIOR DESIGN ER Laddawan Juhong

Junior De sign e r Paris Fielder

Ge n eral Manag e r Fiona Smith

P roduction

Hugo Wheatley Jamie Steele Alice Ford

P rop e rt y D ir e cto R Samantha Ratcliffe

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richard brown

Natalie Read is a fashion and

Watch expert Richard Brown is

celebrity stylist with 18 years’

editor of The City Magazine. This

experience. Natalie has been

month, he takes a look at what’s

published in Stylist, YOU and The

up for auction at Only Watch, a

Sunday Times Magazine, to name

charitable initiative that raises

a few, and has also worked with

funds for research into muscular

leading luxury brands such as

dystrophy. Expect the likes of Patek

Burberry and Chanel. Don’t miss her

Philippe, Audemars Piguet and

bold fashion shoot in this issue.

Girard-Perregaux.

Ex e cutiv e D ir e ctor Sophie Roberts

Editor-in- C hi e f Lesley Ellwood

Managing D ir e ctor Eren Ellwood Published by

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emily’s choice Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has collaborated with The Kooples on an Emily by The Kooples bag collection. The range consists of three styles, with clean lines and practicality at the fore. The Emily bag leads the way: designed with real women in mind, it has multiple, pleated pockets, an adjustable, removable strap, edgy screws and a gold metal engraved clasp. There’s a variety of sizes on offer to take you from day to night, in a wide selection of colours. £348, The Kooples, Canada Place

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Pen Heaven has six new collections in collaboration with Hugo Boss. Each range of pens is engraved with the Hugo Boss logo. Our favourites are the gunmetal and wooden Grove collection, and the rose gold-trimmed Essential collection. The pens have strong lines and come in a range of colours, perfect for both business and pleasure. These are seriously refined writing utensils. From £61.75, penheaven.co.uk; Hugo Boss, Cabot Place


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accessory heaven Caroline Gardner’s new Good as Gold collection includes a sticker book,

pose for the portrAIT Penhaligon’s has added to its Portraits collection with Chapter Three and, as with the past collections, fragrance represents personality. The Ruthless Countess Dorothea is refined and refreshing: think red ginger, bergamot, vanilla and cashmeran. Monsieur Beauregard is foreign and mysterious, and smells a lot like sandalwood and cinnamon. £178, Penhaligon’s, Cabot Place

mug and trinket bowl, inspired by the iconic Caroline Gardner heart print and teamed with gold metallics and pops of colour. Anything from the range makes for the perfect present. From £4.50, Caroline Gardner, carolinegardner.co.uk

WE SPY Moonlit Eve Earrings, £669, Lapponia, lapponia.com

danish delight For all your baked goods needs, head to Ole & Steen, newly opened in Canary Wharf. The Danish bakery does it all. Our favourite time to visit is breakfast, for sweet cinammon rolls, carrot buns and chocolate croissants, but we’re also tempted by the smoked salmon on rye at lunchtime. Proving that all things

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Scandi are still cool, skyr is now our go-to alternative to yoghurt, no matter the time of day. We may become regulars. Ole & Steen, Crossrail Place

Colour of Calder Pink Opal Marcel Oval Hoop Earrings, £175, Astley Clarke, astleyclarke.com

Rainbow Box by Solange for Ladurée, £21, Ladurée, harrods.com

Mini Click Bead Bracelet, from £350, Tateossian, tateossian.com

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th e lat e s t BOO K S party time autumn at emma Emma Bridgewater’s autumn range includes new handdecorated patterns and additions to core collections. Feather is a new spongeware pattern, inspired by Emma’s poultry at her home in Oxfordshire, depicted in cool blue and warm earth tones. The popular Mr & Mrs sets now come with silver lettering for a smarter statement, and Game Birds is a new range, featuring illustrations of British game birds such as pheasants, grouses and partridges, in rich autumnal hues. It’s the perfect excuse to entertain. From £14.95, Emma Bridgewater, emmabridgewater.co.uk

In this party must-have, designer and producer Mark Addison jazzes up popular cocktails. From reinventing the Bloody Mary with sake to playing with molecular mixology to produce the AntiGravity (it has to be tried to be believed), Cocktail Chameleon is for the hostess with the mostest. Cocktail Chameleon, £38, Assouline, assouline.com

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cuba calling In 1964, photojournalist Elliott Erwitt spent a week in Cuba, taking now-iconic photographs for Newsweek of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. More than 50 years later, coinciding with restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US, he returned to document its landscapes and people, offering an intimate look into this intriguing Caribbean island. It depicts history, as it unfolds. Cuba, £60, teNeues, teneues.com

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cultured cos COS is in its fifth consecutive year supporting the public performance series, Park Nights. There are eight performances throughout the season, across music, film, and technology, held in the Serpentine Pavilion. Park Night Six is on 15 September, with Eleanor Antin presenting a new reading and performance. Park Night Seven is on 22 September, where deaf artist and writer Joseph Grigely presents Blueberry Surprise, a play for three voices. Performances at 8pm.

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The second book by Australian-born, London-based photographer Simon Eeles, this tome depicts the artist’s idea of happiness and honesty, shot during two summers he spent in Far Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Eeles approached total strangers from his tent perched on the edge of the beach, to produce beautiful, diverse images. Far Far Rockaway, £25, Damiani, damianieditore.com

art is all around Andy Goldsworthy makes art using materials from wherever he is, from the land around his Scottish home to the streets of Rio de Janeiro. He uses rocks, leaves, ice, snow and more to make artworks that exist briefly before being altered by nature. The photographs in this book document these. Andy Goldsworthy: Projects, £65, Abrams, abramsbooks.co.uk

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bottoms up The new bottomless brunch at Bōkan delivers on all counts, as Katy Parker discovers

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’m no stranger to a bottomless brunch in London; in fact, show me Time Out’s list of the top ten and chances are I’ll have done all of them, barring any that sit too far south of

the river. And while I love the experience of enjoying copious amounts of food while having my glass stealthily refilled with my choice of Bloody Mary, wine or Prosecco, I have too often found myself disappointed with the quality of the food on offer. I think most restaurants believe – or hope – that diners will be so overcome by the limitless fizz on offer that they won’t notice when they are served substandard, ludicrously overpriced food. Therefore, when I was invited to try the new bottomless brunch offering at Bōkan, I was eager to see whether or not this Canary Wharf eatery had succumbed to a similar way of thinking. While not much to look at from the outside, Bōkan, which sits at the top of the new Novotel hotel, is a sight to behold within. Epitomising on-trend

that the picture-perfect plateful of

‘industrial chic’ interiors, the decor is

Pugliese burrata with grilled peach and

a well-executed medley of reclaimed

basil tastes as good as any we sampled

timber, steel and polished concrete,

on the Amalfi Coast. For the mains, my

coupled with antique mirrors, delicate

husband opts for meat, while I choose

brass and antique bronze. Floor-to-

fish. His beautifully cooked lamb,

ceiling windows make the most of one of

accompanied by rich, creamy polenta

London’s most impressive panoramic views, which spans

gives me endless food envy and I definitely pinch more than

the City, London Eye, Houses of Parliament and beyond.

is considered socially acceptable from his plate. Not that I

Brunch starts, as you would expect, with a glass of

need the extra sustenance, for I demolish my own dish – a

Prosecco, and my husband and I intermittently admire the

flaky fillet of cod sitting on a flavour-packed mix of beans

view as we peruse our menus. The food, courtesy of head chef

and chorizo – in seconds.

Aurélie Altemaire (previously of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon)

Our glasses still being continuously topped up, we turn

echoes the restaurant’s weekday menu of Mediterranean

to the Dulcey and blueberry choux pastry for dessert – a

cooking with an Asian twist. The options are appealing and

reflection of the chef’s French background. It is exquisite.

plentiful, though admittedly sit more on the side of lunch

Looks like London has finally found a bottomless brunch with

rather than brunch.

food we can rely on.

Despite just having spent a week in Italy, the burrata starter proves too hard to resist for us both. And I can attest

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month, the menu changes to reflect a different restaurant – next up is Hai Cenato – and what is in season, as the food uses the best British ingredients. My August lunch was three courses of fresh, light fare, perfect before a long flight. Burrata and figs, along with a warm almond cake, were highlights, and you can expect

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equally delicious but slightly more autumnal fare for September. As well as choosing from Atherton’s dishes, you can also order from the Heathrow VIP exclusive menu – think

mushroom and parmesan risotto and a lighter-than-air strawberry mousse. Order as many courses as you want, as many times as you want. The menu is deliberately not vast

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– it’s a well-curated selection of dishes the VIP customer tends to enjoy, with the understanding that should you want something off-menu, it can generally be produced.

he ease of Heathrow’s VIP service makes for a unique airport experience – a chauffeur-

driven BMW 7 Series, a private entrance, in-lounge check-in and security screening – but what really sets the service apart from other VIP offerings is

i f y o u h a v e a p a r t i c u l a r r e q u e s t, c a l l t h e d ay b e f o r e y o u t r a v e l a n d t h e v i p t e a m w i l l a c c o m m o d at e your request

the food. Food is available no matter what

Heathrow VIP (available

time you fly, with afternoon tea and

for Business and First Class

breakfast on offer all day. If you

passengers) has partnered with renowned Michelin-star chef Jason

have a particular request – a

Atherton, of Social Eating House, Pollen Street

gluten-free dish, a favourite

Social and Little Social fame, to start your journey

wine – call the day before you

off with a delicious pre-takeoff meal in your own

travel and the VIP team will

private lounge.

accommodate your request. Childrens’ food is also available.

When I arrive for a late lunch one

It’s a far cry from your usual pre-

Monday afternoon, the lounge –

flight Pret sandwich – and should you

recently renovated by Helen Green

wish to take a carry-on, Heathrow VIP

and designed much like a hotel suite – is luxurious and soothing, a total oasis of calm. No sooner have I sat down on the plush sofa than I am offered drinks and the menu. Jason’s offerings are inspired by what’s on offer at his restaurants. Each

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will happily prepare a food box to go, so you can enjoy a Jason Atherton burger, 30,000 ft in the air. Heathrow VIP is a game-changer. Your airport dining experience just got even better. For more information, and to find out how to book, visit heathrowvip.com

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o le & S te e n Brand new Danish bakery Ole & Steen opened its doors just this month in Crossrail Place. And with breakfast, lunch, dinner and pastries on offer, this is one place you need to visit

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breakfast through to dinner, so you

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can start your day right with a sweet

bakery, Ole & Steen, bringing

or savory breakfast and coffee, pop

exceptional Danish food baked fresh every single day, embracing traditional techniques and using the best ingredients available. Founders Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk are renowned in Denmark as bakers of extraordinary quality and innovation, with a bakery

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in for a lunchtime treat or head there to unwind for a dinner inspired by Denmark and a glass of wine or beer. Keep an eye out for Danish favourites such as cinnamon ‘Snegl’s’ and ‘Flødebolle’ or marshmallow puffs, as well as peanut pie and marzipan slices. Sandwiches

famous for its queues. They have taken

boasting english pear, Danish blue

their recipes, expertise and passion

and chestnuts, as well as rare roast

and brought it to London, and more

beef and remoulade, and salads

importantly to Canary Wharf.

incorporating roast duck and lentils.

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celebrations The bakery have a range of large cakes available to order, perfect for occasions, including the traditional Christianshavner Tart.

the tempting selection of open sandwiches are delicious and differnet on the menu For breakfast, served from 7am, you can expect porridge with an assortment of delicious toppings, freshly made toasties, traditional Danish skyr, egg dishes and a large selection of pastries. While the allday menu offers up hearty stews, open sandwiches, salads, focaccia and a small wine and beer list. Ole & Steen, Crossrail Palce; oleandsteen.co.uk

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f I asked you to name the brand that has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Emma Roberts and style queen Olivia Palermo, and that has collaborated on capsule collections

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with fashion icons Caroline Issa, Laura Bailey and Rosamund Pike, you’d guess Prada, Céline, or something of a similar ilk, wouldn’t you? But of course, the answer is firm high street

We admit we’re spoiled for fashion choice here in Canary Wharf, but L.K.Bennett is always a staple, for its classic pieces and stylish aesthetic. Charlotte Phillips meets its CEO, Darren Topp

favourite L.K.Bennett, because celebs, too, like a well-made and on-trend bargain. There’s a reason this affordable British brand has captured the hearts of the Middleton clan and the woman on the street alike. It is honest and approachable, offering wares suitable for all occasions. Its dresses take you from work to drinks, and are as appropriate for a first date as for supper with your in-laws. Darren Topp is its CEO. “L.K.Bennett is the affordable British luxury brand,” he says, “empowering and inspiring confident femininity. It is all about making understated luxury and sophisticated

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styling accessible, without compromising on quality.” We couldn’t agree more – in fact, we like to think we’re part of its core demographic. “The L.K.Bennett customer is well-informed and well-presented. She values a personal and seamless shopping experience, and a brand that makes her feel special,” says Topp. He knows what he’s talking about; Topp is very much hands on: in the shops, meeting customers, talking to the sales girls. “I would never underestimate the value of knowing your customer and ensuring your brand meets needs and aspirations,” he says. We’ve popped into the L.K.Bennett store here in the Wharf during many a lunchbreak for a last-minute sartorial ‘emergency’, and it turns out we’re not alone. “Canary Wharf is London’s major business heartland, and a magnet for intelligent, professional women who need to look polished and elegant throughout their day,” says Topp. “It’s a flagship store for the brand.” Topp’s hobbies include travel, coin collecting and art. “I try to visit the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts each year,

that land in stores this month, as part of the A/W

as it offers an extraordinary

collection) “was inspired by a Helmut Newton

contemporary panorama

photograph of Charlotte Rampling”, says Sundari

of art in all media – from

Gabriel, L.K.Bennett’s product director for ready-

painting, film and photography to architectural works and performance art. I enjoy holidays with my family, reading and walking. L.K.Bennett’s expanding retail presence across the US, Asia and the UAE has propelled me to all four corners of

to-wear. “Dressed head to

“the influence of social media is revolutionising consumerism and purchasing habits”

the globe recently, but I like to holiday in If Topp wasn’t in retail, he tells me he’d

watch and silver Montblanc pen”. Perhaps he’s better suited right where he is, where he says of the A/W17 line, “modern, pared-back suits and timeless

she is the image of a strong woman, expressing a confident femininity that is at the heart of the L.K.Bennett design

prints are cohesive and complement one another, making it easy to outfit build,” Gabriel says.

be an archaeologist, but I do wonder how items include “Church’s shoes, my Rolex

of Wales check tailoring,

philosophy. The collection

Scotland and the Caribbean,” he says.

he’d cope on a dig, given that his luxury

toe in razor-sharp Prince

But it is no secret that the world of fashion is changing, Top to bottom / Celeste Graphic Leopard dress, £250; Gee Pink Tweed Jacket, £295; Gee Pink Tweed Skirt, £155; Fern Powder Blue Metallic Micro Dot Shoe, £215

with, Topp says, “digital channel shopping and the influence of social media revolutionising consumerism and purchasing habits”. The brands that adjust accordingly will come out on top and sensibly, L.K.Bennett “is continuing to invest in digital platforms”, as well as launching its first ready-to-wear

classic coats in heritage British fabrics are

collaboration with a luxury British womenswear brand next

just a few of my highlights. I’m also excited

month, and expanding its swimwear and jewellery offerings.

to see the reaction to our ‘updated’ Sledge

Clearly, there’s a lot to look forward to at L.K.Bennett.

court shoe – it’s our ‘forever favourite’ and a

Topp may not get much sleep, but our wardrobes will be

recognisable signature style.” The Fashion Week collection (the products

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all the better for it. L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place

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l e n s Curiously neglected in the records of the swinging sixties, fashion photographer James Moore was one of the 20th century’s most influential talents. Now, a dedicated retrospective celebrates the life and work of one of fashion’s unsung heroes W O R D S / k at y pa r k e r

Abstract Beauty, Tilly Tizzani, Harper’s Bazaar, January 1963

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ompared to many prolific photographers of the 20th century, such as the likes of Helmut Newton,

Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz, you might not know much – if anything – about the inimitable James Moore. Indeed, the American fashion photographer has long been regarded as a ‘photographer’s photographer’, inspiring generations of budding talent but failing to be widely recognised in the annals of ’60s popular culture. That is, until this year, with the release of Damiani publisher’s James Moore: Photographs 1962-2006 – a rich, comprehensive tome that finally grants the photographer’s work the exposure and attention it deserves. Possessing a peerless eye for detail and an exceptional flair for exploring space and beauty, Moore helped to shape the continually evolving aesthetic of ’60s fashion while working at Harper’s Bazaar under legendary editor Carmel Snow. Formerly a student of illustrious art director, Alexey Brodovitch, Moore got his big break when Bazaar’s art director at the time, Marvin Israel, took a chance on the young up-start, sparking off a decades-long relationship with the title and


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“ M o o r e m a i n ta i n e d a s e e m i n g ly e n d l e s s f l o w o f p h o t o g r a p h s t h at r a n g e d f r o m f r a g i l e , l i m p i d s t i l l - l i f e s t o c o m p l e x , f i l m i c m i n i d r a m a s � – curator martin harrison


F E AT U RE The Rising Colour, Barbara Berger, Claudia Duxbury, Harper’s Bazaar, August 1967

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Open Season: Resort Sandles, Harper’s Bazaar, December 1962

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Givenchy Turns to Haute-Couture Beauty, Dénise Seranet, Harper’s Bazaar, October 1964

M o o r e ’ s i n t r i c at e ly d e ta i l e d a p p r o a c h t o p h o t o g r a p h y l e n t a heightened sense of glamour to his editorials providing a starting point for the creation of the era’s most visually arresting and innovative fashion editorials. Moore’s intricately detailed approach to photography lent a heightened sense of glamour to his work, with languid gamines and luxe bohemians often captured in remarkable, surreal compositions. From his cinematic black-and-white shots to portraits of models striking structured, angular poses, Moore’s approach to fashion photography was pioneering and original. Alongside his work for Bazaar, the monograph also showcases Moore’s photographs for the likes of W, Vogue, Clairol and CoverGirl – spanning 50 years of his career within the fashion industry right up to the last pieces he did for Bazaar before his death in 2006. Also featured are texts from the leading editors, models, photographers and designers of the day. The power of Moore’s quiet, understated influence is surmised neatly by curator Martin Harrison in the book’s introduction: “Moore maintained a seemingly endless flow of photographs that ranged from fragile, limpid still-lifes to complex, filmic mini dramas. Art directed by Bea Feitler and Ruth Ansel, they were among the most incisive and impressive images of the decade.” James Moore: Photographs 1962-2006, damianieditore.com

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LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME We’re all aflutter for Astley Clarke’s new Phototaxis collection by newly appointed creative director Dominic Jones. Fronted by Georgia May Jagger, the collection reimagines British moths as covetable fine jewellery pieces. From £325, astleyclarke.com

Crimson Speckled Moth Drop Earrings, £1,600; Speckled Magpie Moth Pendant, £2,700


Floral fancies For its latest campaign, Middle Eastern fine jeweller W. Salamoon & Sons has enlisted the help of financier and model, Natacha Tannous. The former executive director of Goldman Sachs showcases the brand’s new collection of glittering floral pieces, handcrafted in rose gold. POA, wsalamoon.com

Ethical emeralds William & Son has collaborated with Gemfields on MYA, its first Haute Joaillerie collection. Short for ‘Million Years Ago’, it honours the age and rarity of certain gemstones, and was created with responsibly sourced, vivid Zambian emeralds for a head-turning finish. POA, williamandson.com

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JE W E LL E RY n e w s At one with nature Botanical-inspired shapes are cast in polished gold for Shaun Leane’s Entwined Petal collection of unconventional bridal jewellery. Sculptural weddings bands are complemented by ear cuffs, stacking bangles and cocktail rings with avant-garde appeal. From £900, shaunleane.com

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Dior’s New Diamonds This month, wander down the garden path with Dior, whose new high jewellery collection takes its cue from the Palace of Versailles’ ornamental gardens. Encrusted with multi-coloured stones and sprinkled with diamonds, the pieces call to mind lush flower beds. POA, dior.com

Annoushka Ducas’ new collection is inspired by the centuries-old tradition of knocking on wood for luck. Wooden church spires, recalled from her childhood in Moscow, are reimagined as lucky charms in ebony and 18-carat gold. Each talismanic treasure twinkles with good fortune. From £595, annoushka.com

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Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Only Watch, Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet’s Only Watch piece is the first black ceramic perpetual calendar from the brand to feature a ceramic caseback, as well as a black oscillating weight visible through a sapphire display back. A striking ‘skylight’ blue dial contrasts with an attention-grabbing orange-tinted moon. Estimate: £65,000-£98,000

watc h news O n ly Watc h 2 017 Reference 5208T-010, Patek Philippe

The biggest names in watchmaking unite to raise millions for muscular dystrophy

Launched in 2011, Patek Philippe’s Reference 5208 brings together three of the most intricate complications in watchmaking: a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar and a monopusher chronograph. The 5208T010, created specially for Only Watch 2017, is the first titanium version of this timepiece. Estimate: £735,000-£890,000

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initiative supported by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco that raises money for research into muscular dystrophy. Since its first edition in 2005, Only Watch has raised more than £23 million, thanks, in no small part, to Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5016, which became the most expensive wristwatch ever sold when it achieved £5.7 million at Only Watch 2015. (It has since been bested by the same brand’s Ref. 1518, which sold in November 2016 for £8.4 million.) After an around-the-world tour, the 49 one-off models will be auctioned at Christie’s, Geneva, on 11 November. Expect the following lots to whip the gathered

Laureato 2017 Special Edition, Girard-Perregaux Launched in the 1970s, cult sports watch Laureato was revived in 2016 in a limited run before becoming a permanent collection in 2017. For Only Watch, Girard-Perregaux has issued a bronzecased version. Estimate: £12,000-£15,000

horophiles into a frenzy.

BR-X1 R.S.17, Bell & Ross Bell & Ross and Renault Sport Formula One present the BR-X1 R.S.17, a skeletonised chronograph with ceramic pushers. The winning bidder will be invited to the final Formula One race in Abu Dhabi, where they will meet the Renault drivers and take home the racing gloves worn by team driver Nico Hülkenberg. Estimate: £18,000-£25,000

one to watch Sandy Madhvani, showroom manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:

“The white dial, light-blue OP logo and cream-coloured Super LumiNova markers make the Luminor Base Logo Acciaio a very special watch within Panerai’s offerings. The 44mm steel model case is watertight to 300m and has a 56-hour power reserve.” Luminor Base Logo Acciaio (PAM00630), £4,000, Panerai Available from David M Robinson, Jubilee Place, davidmrobinson.co.uk

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M a d e i n e n g l a n d... [sort of] The British watch brands offering mechanical timepieces at a snip of their Swiss-based counterparts Spoiler alert:

Schofield, 2011, East Sussex

Your Swiss-made timepiece wasn’t assembled in

Story: Operating out of a bucolic village

a snow-strewn shed by a watchmaker armed with

in West Sussex, Schofield is the brainchild

only a loupe and a lathe. As romantic as that notion

of dynamic product designer Giles Ellis,

remains, your wristwatch was assembled by robots

whose watches take their name from

on a production line. It may have been engraved

UK lighthouses. Giving meaning to

and polished by hand, but your watch is the work of

the phrase the devil is in the detail,

machines. Machines that cost millions of pounds.

Schofield timepieces are feats of engineering, with every design element meticulously considered

T

before going into production – he investment required to launch a new

either in England or Germany.

movement is estimated to cost a company

Standout timepiece:

around £13.5 million. Hence the reason only

The Daymark (44mm)

the largest brands can lay claim to producing calibres ‘in-house’, and only then with varying degrees of

Movement: Automatic ETA 2824 (Swiss)

these mechanisms to third-party suppliers. Swiss

Power reserve: 38 hours Price: £3,600

watchmakers have been doing so for decades. It’s

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credibility. It is far more efficient to outsource

now a business model that’s taken root in Britain. Still reliant on Switzerland, China and Japan for their internal components, a raft of independent watch companies are choosing to sell straight to consumers. Without the enormous marketing overheads of Switzerland’s watch giants, these companies are able to offer well-made mechanical timepieces at affordable prices. Welcome to the Brit Pack.

Christopher Ward, 2004, Maidenhead Story: Launched as ‘the most affordable luxury watches in the world’, Christopher Ward was the forerunner in importing Swiss-made movements and housing them behind British-designed

Marloe Watch Company, 2017, Oxfordshire

dials. Where Christopher Ward led,

Story: While an increasing number of Swiss watchmakers

the rest of the UK mechanical watch industry followed.

Standout timepiece: C60

are grappling with their answer to the smartwatch question, Marloe Watch Company is focused on repopularising the most traditional of timepieces – the

Trident Titanium Pro 600 #2

manually wound wristwatch.

(43mm)

Standout timepiece: Derwent, Nautical (38mm) Movement: hand-wound Miyota 6T33 ( Japanese) Power reserve: 40 hours Price: £329

Movement: automatic Sellita SW200-1 (Swiss)

Power reserve: 38 hours Price: £850 christopherward.co.uk

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collection

Pinion, 2013, Reading

Farer, 2015, Berkshire Story: Previously a purveyor of

Story: Founded by Piers Berry, a designer

battery-powered fashion watches,

more used to pixels and coding,

last year Farer announced its first

Pinion’s automatic watches reference

collection of automatics. This year,

instruments from World War II. The

the company launches a range of

company’s debut DLC-coated Axis Black sold out almost immediately.

GMT watches, with an additional

The new entry-level Atom is a solid,

hand independently adjustable to any 24-hour time zone.

stainless steel piece that’s available

Standout timepiece: Lander GMT

from September 2017.

Automatic (39.5mm )

Standout timepiece: Atom (42mm)

Movement: automatic ETA 2893-2

Movement: Automatic Miyota 9015

(Swiss)

( Japanese)

Power reserve: 42 hours

Power reserve: 42 hours

Price: £1,175

Price: £790

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Elliot Brown, 2013, Poole Story: Ian Elliot co-founded Animal back in 1988, while Alex Brown turned down a job at Cartier to establish Animal’s watch department. The duo lent their names to their own watch

Mr Jones Watches, 2008, London

brand 17 years later, and are now

Story: Working with artists, Mr Jones

dedicated to producing robust and

Watches makes timepieces that are both

affordable dive watches. All Elliot

visually arresting and technically playful.

Brown timepieces are water resistant

The Last Laugh Tattoo watch, for instance,

to a minimum of 200 metres.

displays time on the teeth of a skull.

Standout timepiece: Tyneham

Standout timepiece: Last Laugh

305-001-R06 (41mm)

Tattoo (37mm)

Movement: automatic Miyota 9130

Movement: automatic Sea Gull ST1721

( Japanese)

(Chinese)

Power reserve: 40 hours Price: £795 elliotbrownwatches.com

Power reserve: 42 hours Price: £195 mrjoneswatches.com

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collection

Bremont, 2007, Henley-on Thames

Henry London, 2015, London

Story: With a Silverstone-based

Story: Henry London is the

facility dedicated to the production

brainchild of two British designers

of calibre components, Bremont,

who discovered a vintage wristwatch

Britain’s most visible watch brand,

engraved ‘Henry, August 1965’ in

is the closest to beating Switzerland

Portobello Market. Following a series

at its own game by manufacturing

of semi-precious stone watches,

its own movement. It’s also the first

this autumn will see the launch of

to establish standalone stores, in

the brand’s first, extraordinarily

Britain, New York and Hong Kong.

affordable automatics.

Standout timepiece: Supermarine

Standout timepiece: Automatic

S300 (40mm)

42mm Classic

Movement: automatic BE-92AE

Movement: automatic Miyota 82S0

(modified from the ETA 2892 – Swiss)

( Japanese)

Power reserve: 38 hours Price: £2,995 bremont.com

Power reserve: 42 hours Price: £210 henry-london.com

Meridian, 2012, Norwich

Story: In just five years, Meridian has already created five of its own calibres by modifying a base movement from Switzerland. Each Meridian watch is made to order, allowing you to pick from a range of dials, cases, case-backs and straps. Standout timepiece: MP-01 (45mm) Movement: automatic Meridian Prime - ETA 6497 base (Swiss) Power reserve: 40 hours Price: from £4,600

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Harold Pinchbeck, 2014, Lincoln Story: Not only are Harold Pinchbeck’s wristwatches assembled by hand in England, but the further up the brand’s price range you go, the more you’ll find watch parts made by British engineering firms and individual craftsmen. Choose ‘off the peg’ from the Premier Range, or something tailored from HP’s Bespoke & Limited collection.

Standout timepiece: The George (36mm) Movement: automatic ETA 2824-2 (Swiss) Power reserve: 36 hours Price: £1,399 haroldpinchbeck.co.uk

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on your marks, get set... This season, when it comes to fashion, it’s all about making bold choices. And Bimba y Lola’s collection for A/W17 is the perfect place to start, with its racing-inspired range of dresses, jumpsuits, separates and accessories. Fusing glossy and metallic materials with comic bookstyle explosion prints and sporty features such as visible zippers, it’s the easiest way to turn your autumn wardrobe up a gear. Bimba y Lola, Jubilee Place l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k © Bimba y Lola

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sumptuous style For Bally’s A/W17 collection, the Janelle shoe range has been expanded, with the flat babouche style offered in new colours and two new heeled versions, as well as a sportier slip-on sneaker, all featuring the archiveinspired buckle. Readyto-wear highlights include double-breasted coats, 1970s evening blazers, A-line skirts and pussy bow blouses, in a range of fabrics including bonded wool, wool crepe and calf leather. Ivy and purple are the lead colours for the collection, but we love the fun range of animal prints, in leopard, cow and giraffe. Clash at will. From £475, Bally, bally.com

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marni mania Polka dots, clashing prints and knee-high boots are just a few of our favourite things about the A/W17 offerings at Marni. With the emphasis on bold women made no less feminine for their strength, the collection is high fashion at its best. POA, Marni, marni.com

bag it We always love the leather goods at Aspinal of London, and the latest offerings are no exception. The Editor’s Clutch is feminine and sophisticated, made from Italian leather, with a croc print and glossy finish. Bonus points for versatility: it’s roomier than it looks. £325, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place


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perfectly imperfect There’s no feeling like stepping out in an iconic red-soled shoe, so do invest in the latest from Christian Louboutin. For A/W17, the brand is using a new Organza Déchiré cloth. Five years in the making, it is created using delicate strips of organza, shredded with scissors for an undone look. It is seen on three classic shoes: bootie Toubootfrou, knee-high boots Toualtafrou and pump Toufrou. From £1,275, Christian Louboutin, eu.christianlouboutin.com

top bu ys Sunglasses, £295, Tom Davies, Cabot Place

Gilio Watch, £860, Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces, ferragamotimepieces.com

Marina Skirt, £225, Reiss, Jubilee Place

back in booties Gigi Hadid’s A/W17 campaign for Stuart Weitzman is her fourth consecutive for the brand. Shot by Mario Testino, she dons the iconic stretch over-the-knee boots – we also love this season’s CLING ankle boot. Her pixie cut is faux, FYI. From £355, Stuart Weitzman, stuartweitzman.com

Nobu Shoe, £225, Lucy Choi, shoplucychoilondon.com

Camera Bag, £150, Pop & Suki, popandsuki.com

shine like karl Karl Lagerfeld’s collaboration with Swarovski has three ranges. Ikonic is the edgiest: with a rock-influenced aesthetic, it includes ear jackets and asymmetrical pendants. The Klassic Karl range uses Lagerfeld’s signature as a design feature and includes odes to his pet cat, Choupette, while Essentials is the most classic, featuring crystallised chains and celestial-inspired pieces. From £29, Swarovski, karl.com; Swarovski, Cabot Place

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t’s never not party season, really. As we ease into autumn, Pimms-fuelled summer weddings are behind us, and thoughts turn to city chic autumn parties and – soon – fur-

adorned, glamorous Christmas dos. Any sartorially minded woman can tell you that being a well-dressed guest is expensive. Dress codes range hugely, meaning one trusted outfit won’t cut it, and social media has destroyed all possibility of outfit repeating. Anna Bance is the smart thinker who identified this problem, and its solution. While working as the head of UK PR for Hermès, the notion of Girl Meets Dress was born: a website where you can rent dresses by a huge range of designers, at a fraction of what the dress would cost to purchase. Browse by designer, by dress or body shape, by colour – jewel tones, nudes, pastels and even wedding dresses – select a few dresses and they’ll be sent to you to try on, with a full refund for anything returned unworn. “With Girl Meets Dress, women can easily wear trend-led fashion, while buying only classic pieces that will stand the test

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of time,” Bance explains. “Experience and time are our most precious commodities. The average woman has 22 unworn garments in her wardrobe. Ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant.” Girl Meets Dress isn’t just for parties – with more than 150 brands and 4,000 dresses on the site, there’s workwear by the likes

Meet Anna Bance, the founder of Girl Meets Dress, a site making luxury fashion more democratic by allowing us to rent and return designer dresses with ease

of Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham, cocktail dresses

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want the red carpet treatment? “Teenagers during prom

by Hervé Léger, and smart separates – think Preen, Stella McCartney and Marc by Marc Jacobs – that are perfect for just about anywhere. The service allows real women to feel like celebrities, which is why its demographic is so varied – who wouldn’t season, university students shopping for graduation balls,

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young professionals going to weddings and retired ladies going to black tie events... there is no one we can’t find the perfect dress for!” Bance says. Prices are equally democratic, with casual dresses starting at £29 for two days’ rent. Girl Meets Dress stocks well-known brands alongside new, undiscovered labels, taking customer feedback into account. There’s also a free styling service. “Many of our customers email our stylist, tell us where they are going and what they need, and we send them a tailored list of suggestions,” Bance says. Girl Meets Dress has a London showroom where you can try on pieces in person, but the beauty of the system is that it saves time. “A large proportion of our customers work in the financial sector and are based in Canary Wharf. They tend to have busy jobs and not much time to walk around shops, so


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prefer online ordering – we deliver to any home or office address,” Bance says. Bance knows busy: she started the business in 2009 alongside co-founder Xavier de Lecaros-Aquise, when

“the service allows women to wear t r e n d - l e d fa s h i o n , w h i l e o n ly b u y i n g c l a s s i c p i e c e s t h at s ta n d t h e t e s t o f t i m e ”

nothing similar existed. “I had no one else to validate the business model or to base the processes on. I really believed in the idea and its market potential,” Bance says. When she needs to relax, travel leads the way. “Girl Meets Dress is the style partner of the W Hotel group, so I enjoyed visiting the W in Verbier in March, and my grandmother lives in Poznań, a city in west Poland – it’s a beautiful place. But my favourite places to spend summer weekends are definitely Devon and Cornwall, for the wonderful seafood, boats and the beach.” As for dining out, Bance keeps it simple. “In the summer I love unfussy, relaxing places with British produce, and picnicking outdoors as much as possible. In winter, nothing beats a Sunday roast in a pub.” It’s good Bance enjoys hearty food: she’ll need energy for what’s ahead. “We have launched a Vintage collection and are expanding on services such as bridesmaid loans,” she tells me; but the landscape is evolving. “Warren Buffett recently said that in ten years, the retail industry will look nothing like it does now, because of the rise in e-commerce and shifts in how people spend their

Clockwise from top / Dress by Alexander McQueen; dress by Regamus; Vintage dress (unknown designer); dress by Jim Hjelm

money,” Bance says. We’re confident Bance will keep up. Girl Meets Dress is business-savvy, millennial-inspired, and helps you feel like a million bucks. Renting dresses may become a habit we can’t kick. girlmeetsdress.com

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This page / Hat, £220, Camilla Rose, camillarose.co.uk; dress, £635, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, preenbythorntonbregazzi.com; coat, £2,350, Belstaff, belstaff.co.uk Opposite page / Coat, £2,350, Belstaff, as before; polo neck, £510, trousers, £1,235, and tunic, £720, all Missoni, missoni.com; boots, £895, Christian Louboutin, eu.christianlouboutin.com


This page / Coat, £2,525, Miu Miu, miumiu.com; earrings, £275, and bangle, £185, both Dea Jewellery, deajewellery.com Opposite page / Dress, £1,160, Marni, marni.com; bag, £399, Amal Fashanu, amalfashanu.com; ring, £8,050, Anil Arjandas, anilarjandas.com; shoes, £670, Gianvito Rossi, gianvitorossi.com


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This page / Coat, POA, Dolce & Gabbana, as before; sweater, £380, and trousers, £305, both Max Mara, as before Opposite page / Jacket, £1,770, and trousers, £650, both Mary Katrantzou, marykatrantzou.com; blouse, £285, Just Cavalli, justcavalli.com; fur trim scarf, £425, Izaak Azanei, izaakazanei.com


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Lucas block stripe Coat, £265, Orlebar Reiss, jumper, £195, Brown, Jubilee Place Jubilee Place

Boys, when choosing your knitwear for the upcoming season, don’t be afraid to make a statement. A/W17’s jumpers are lively, bright, and sometimes downright wacky. From checks and graphic logos to spots and stripes, the questions is, how bold do you dare to go?

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Oversized eiderdown printed puffer coat, £950, Coach, Cabot Place

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ta k e c o v e r Duvet days take on a whole new meaning this season as models flounced down the A/W17 catwalks swaddled in quilted coats and dresses. There’s no chicer way to keep warm this autumn.


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Hues of blue were abundant on the A/W17 runways, with pastel and dusky tones proving popular among designers. Emulate Mulberry’s modest elegance with Hobbs’ Alana blouse.

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Suiting is reinvented this season, with double-breasted jackets bursting onto the catwalks. The broad-shouldered versions seen at Balenciaga draw on ’80s influences, while Paul Smith’s interpretation is perfect for day to day.

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Platoon pinstripe doublebreasted suit, £450, Reiss, Jubilee Place

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the art of style Brunello Cucinelli’s offerings for A/W17 are ideal for the modern man, taking you from the boardroom to the bar to a weekend in the country in perfect style. Named The Art of Blend, the collection is made for mixing, matching and layering; try the vibrant red and orange knits under a pared-back camel coat for an on-point weekend look. Sumptuous materials such as cashmere are used throughout. Brunello Cucinelli, brunellocucinelli.com

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REISS’ PIECES Ever-reliable for effortless style, whatever the season, Reiss’ collection for autumn contains everything you need for a complete wardrobe refresh. Simplicity and minimalism define the range, with sharp, well-cut blazers sitting alongside casual bomber jackets in grey, navy and khaki. The more fashion-forward among you should look out for the knitwear, which comes in shades of cobalt blue and baby pink, and the geometric shirt in white and black [pictured]. Reiss, Jubilee Place

happy feet A new season calls for a new pair of shoes, and this month you can make a statement in Prada. We particularly love the ponyskin penny loafers: crafted from the finest Italian leather, these are a super-chic reinvention of a classic and will earn you instant fashion points. Prada, prada.com


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birthday boy Cerruti 1881 celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with a collection inspired by five decades of the brand’s signature style. Jason Basmajian, Cerruti 1881’s chief creative officer, looked to the archives to create the range, which boasts rich, textural fabrics and a wintry colour palette of camel and navy blues. We love the oversized checked jacquard coat. Cerruti 1881, cerruti.com

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SUITS YOU, SIR Up your sartorial game this month with Chester Barrie’s new take on tailoring. The suits mark a return of the urban tweed, in shades of petrol blue, russet and moss green, and are available alongside the classic smoking jacket reinvented in sumptuous velvet. Looking for a new coat? The brand’s check designs are superb. Chester Barrie, chesterbarrie.co.uk

just cos COS, the king of Scandi-chic clothing, has unveiled its A/W17 collection. Jumpers take their cues from the quilting trend that dominated the runways, while suits are slim-fitting and classically understated. Autumnal tones of burgundy and bottle green add a splash of colour to the neutral palette the brand is known and loved for. COS, Jubilee Place

KING AMONGST MEN Ahead of the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, MR PORTER has again collaborated with filmmaker Matthew Vaughn on a second collection inspired by the clothes and accessories seen on screen. Costume to Collection features pieces by partner brands including Turnbull & Asser and Drake’s. Kingsman, mrporter.com

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C A NARY W HA R F FAS HI ON E VE N T This month’s fashion event is all about Autumn; discover this season’s trends at the free-to-visit fashion shows and use the exclusive discounts of up to 30 per cent off throughout the Canary Wharf malls from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October Timeless rose gold and mother of pearl watch, £250, Links of London, Jubilee Pace

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Lavina dress, £349, Hobbs, Canada Place

Red Jumpsuit, £125, COS, Jubilee Place

Chelsea bag red croc, £495, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

paint the town red The colour red was splashed all over the Autumn/Winter catwalks this year. Wear it bold and all over, or add elements of vibrant red to your outfit. Red jumper with bow, £35, River Island, Cabot Place

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Aleis frames, £98, Ollie Quinn, Jubilee Place

Autumn is all about sleek styles and shades of classic navy, black and grey for men.

Verity bow gloves, £49, Hobbs London, Canada Place Oliver tailored shirt, £145, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place Mr Classic Duffle bag, £150, Hackett, Cabot Place

Selena Mini Skinny card holder, £50, Coach, Cabot Place

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Pizazz shoe, £100, Dune London, Cabot Place


Star chain necklace, £19.99, Mango, Canada Place

autumn sparkle Dazzle all through autumn in sequins, beads and glitter. Invest in an embellished jacket, sparkling shoes and a statement clutch bag.

Floral embroidered top, £25.99, Zara, Cabot Place

Diamond Essentials 18kt Bracelet, £195, Links of London, Jubilee Place

Hero hoop earrings, £59, Swarovski, Cabot Place

Scarlet Sequin skirt, £99, Monsoon, Canada Place Embellished boot, £250, Karen Millen, Jubilee Place

Box clutch, £25, Oasis, Jubilee Place

Sequinned tweed jacket, £79.99, Zara, Cabot Place

Forest Green shirt, £155, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

Leather laser-cut belt £70, Karen Millen, Jubilee Place

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Black leather shoes, £135, COS, Jubilee Place

Green silk velvet trousers, £79.95, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

Felt Fedora buckle trim hat, £29, Monsoon, Canada Place

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Rayban sunglasses, £143, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Canada Place 12 noon / 2pm / 4pm / 6pm Jubilee Place 1pm / 3pm / 5pm Ashlyn knitted Lurex Dress, £170, Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

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Ella Flower shoes, £209, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Leather trim Jacket, £1,055, Sandro Paris, Jubilee Place

Canada Place 12 noon / 2pm / 4pm Leather Belt, £35, COS, Jubilee Place

Jubilee Place 1pm / 3pm / 5pm Statement earrings, £12, Accessorize, Canada Place

Effie East West Leather shopper bag, £69, Monsoon, Canada Place


selena grace Using exceptional craftsmanship, the Selena Grace is available in three exclusive colours: Selena Red, Selena Black Cherry and Selena White.

shop the collection Head down to Coach’s Cabot Place store to shop Coach x Selena Gomez Selena Heart Bag Charm, £40

Selena Grace in Selena Red, £395

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The long-awaited Coach x Selena Gomez collaboration is hitting its Cabot Place store this month, head over and explore for the new collection for yourself

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oach and Selena Gomez have

size, Gomez considered everything she

partnered up to create a collection

personally wanted in a bag: “A bag that

that you just can’t afford to miss.

goes with everything is so important

The collection, which arrived at the Cabot

to me. I am always on the move so I

Place store just this month, features an

literally have everything in there,” Gomez

impressive selection of limited edition

explains. “And I think everyone has a

small leather goods and accessories as

colour that has some significance, gives

well as the Selena Grace, a bag specially

you an instant confidence boost. For me,

designed in collaboration with Coach

red is both classic and has an edge.” The

creative director Stuart Vevers. “Stuart

Selena Grace is a double-handled carryall

showed me his vision of what he wants

named after the star and the quality

Coach to be, what it stands for,” the

she most personifies. The bag is staple

talented singer and actress says. “What

piece that mirrors Gomez’s effortless

they represent as a brand is something

all-American style and even features

I can embody. And the handbag I’ve

a personal touch in the form of her

designed has an inspirational message

signature on the hang tag and a personal

that comes with it.”

quote on the inside of the bag.

When it came to style, colour and

Selena Wristlet in Selena Chalk, £140

Selena Star Bag Charm, £40

Selena Grace in Black Cherry, £395

Selena Wristlet in Selena Red £140

Selena Mini Skinny in Selena Chalk, £50

Coach, Cabot Place; coach.co.uk

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adjustable straps The adjustable straps mean that you can modify the bra to fit your unique body shape and size.

wireless engineering Uncomfortable wires have been removed and replaced with stretchy elastic silicone tubes.

weightless comfort Manufactured using only one piece of Wolford’s two-ply cotton contour material, the bras are breathable and adaptable.

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wearable design Modern and practical, the bras come in two styles and appear completely smooth under clothing, perfect for everyday wear.

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olford have answered every woman’s wishes with its brand new 3W skin

bra. Using innovative engineering, Wolford’s experts have created a bra without the restrictive wiring, instead using injected silicone tubes to provide essential comfortable support. With two models to choose from, one boasting a modern look and plunge neckline, the other offering a more sporty appearance, you really can’t go wrong. The cotton contour material is cut and moulded for an ultra-soft feel and seamless look and makes the bra incredibly adaptable, fitting any body shape. Wolford, Jubilee Place; wolfordshop.co.uk

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SHIMMY ON DOWN There was an abundance of sparkle on the A/W17 runways, and now you can have a splash of it in your make-up bag, too. YSL Beauté’s Fall Look comprises a range of party must-haves, including the dazzling Couture Hologram Powder in illuminating Lazer Violet and the intense, smudge-proof Couture Eyeliner in silver and bronze. From £19.50, YSL Beauté, Boots, Canada Place

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power pout A matte lip will never go out of fashion, and NARS’ new Powermatte Lip Pigment comes in a range of shades to flatter all skin tones. The liquefied pigment helps ensure the colour stays in place, so one application should last all day. £23, NARS, Space.NK, Cabot Place

two-in-one Eve Lom’s Gel Balm Cleanser combines moisturising shea butter with detoxifying clove and eucalyptus, offering a deep clean without drying out the skin. £45, Eve Lom, Space.NK, Cabot Place

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The creator of make-up that every woman wants, Charlotte Tilbury, launches her Hollywood Collection this month. Look out for the cheekbone-enhancing Beauty Light Wand, with its flattering golden rose hue, and the longlasting Hollywood Lips gloss. From £24, Charlotte Tilbury, click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

face to face Sensai, the master of exquisitely formulated skincare, has launched its A/W17 collection. Designed to enhance skin’s natural radiance, the range offers a variety of foundation options so that you can achieve complexion perfection. Those wanting lighter coverage should opt for the Luminous Sheer, while we love the sumptuous Flawless Satin. From £39, Sensai, sensai-cosmetics.com

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he very words Acqua di Parma are synonymous with la dolce vita, bringing to mind lazy, blissful days sipping Aperol Spritz on the Amalfi coast and shopping

in Portofino. The lifestyle company offers a taste – or a smell – of Italy, all exquisitely presented in the sleek, heavy packaging that you see in the best hotels and on the smartest dressing tables around. The brand also produces brightly coloured towels, decadent candles and beautiful leather goods, but it’s the fragrances we’re particularly partial to. The company began in 1916 with the Colonia collection: a light, fresh scent that has become iconic today. As for the products in the Blu Mediterraneo range, they smell like every Vilebrequin-clad, good-looking European Adonis you’ve ever come across. Much of Acqua di Parma’s success derives from the formidable business savvy of Laura Burdese, the brand’s

As luxury lifestyle and fragrance house Acqua di Parma launches a new cologne, Charlotte Phillips meets its CEO Laura Burdese to talk changes in the market, staying 100 per cent Italian and unlocking the potential of the brand

CEO. A native Italian, Burdese worked at L’Oreal and Calvin Klein Watches and Jewelry before joining Acqua di Parma back in October. “There have been dramatic changes in luxury fragrance,” Burdese says, “with digital, e-commerce and distribution changes, but the most important shift is customer behaviour. It’s positive for us because it’s the niche brands that are booming, not the mass market. The brands with a story to tell.” Fittingly, for the first time, the new Acqua di Parma campaign depicts a real family, starring British model Will Chalker. The campaign uses “emotional storytelling”, says Burdese. “That’s what the brand was missing.”


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buy brands, they buy what they like. They buy meaningful things that resonate. Acqua di Parma has always had this sense of being unmarketed – people have to know it.”

The campaign launches the latest

And why do they want a scent at all; let

men’s fragrance, Colonia Pura. “It is

alone a seriously high-end

full of mineral notes. The idea is to represent fresh, mountain water, rather than salty water, like in other fragrances.” In its gorgeous, minimalist bottle, the scent is utterly colourless. It stays true to the brand’s origins – it smells of citrus,

“scent makes you feel complete, while letting your essence shine through”

– not to mention expensive – one? Well, scent is important, Burdese says, “because it expresses one’s personality and unlocks a window into a favourite

summer and hedonism – but is more youthful than other fragrances. “It’s a light fragrance. People

time or memory. It’s the final touch to your outfit, it makes you

today don’t want to mask; it’s about helping you to shine.”

feel complete, while letting your essence shine through.” Her

The brand’s core demographic is the nifty little acronym,

potion of choice? “I wear different Colonias, depending on the

“‘HENRY: high earning, not rich yet,’” Burdese says – a

season, but in summer I love Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi.

term also used to refer to Obama voters during his first

I gravitate towards scents that are unisex or more masculine.”

presidential campaign. She continues, “Acqua di Parma

Burdese is particularly proud that all Acqua di Parma

is exclusive. We don’t follow trends: we are refined and

products are 100 per cent Italian, handmade and true to the

understated, and the people who buy us have a cultured

notion of real craftsmanship – “that’s super important”. Each

understanding of fragrance.” They’re roughly 35 to 45 years

fragrance takes around two years to complete. The three core

old, 60 per cent male, and are looking for high-quality

assets to the brand, she tells me, are the colour yellow – “the

products with soul. “They love beautiful things. They don’t

colour of sunshine, we own it” – the bottle, and the logo. The logo on each bottle is slightly different; each is made by hand, so the spacing is not as perfect as if they were churned out by a machine. Burdese’s goal is to grow and unlock the brand’s potential. “The UK is our second biggest market after Italy, and then France. Europe has 65 per cent of our market, so we are going to make big pushes into the US and China. In China, fragrance is still smaller than the beauty industry, but it is growing. We want to double turnover by 2020.” It’s a lofty aim – but as Burdese says it, in her charming Italian accent, I feel it is entirely possible. And as I ponder this, in grey and dreary London, there’s only one thing for it – a spritz of Colonia Pura, to transport me straight to the Italian Riviera. Colonia Pura EDC, £66 for 50ml, Acqua di Parma, at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

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leather loving his ‘n’ hers This unisex tinted moisturiser will hydrate skin for a dewy effect, and help you maintain that hard-earned tan. Charlotte’s clever blend of bronze, black and terracotta pigments keep the tan looking super natural – we won’t tell if you don’t. £35, Charlotte Tilbury, click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

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Molton Brown’s Russian Leather collection is inspired by the craft of Russian leather-making, now only carried out in remote forest villages. The range includes a candle, bath and shower gel and an eau de toilette, all scented with birch, pine and cade wood oil and aged leather. The twilight-hued glass is utterly beautiful. From £20, Molton Brown, Jubilee Place

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mmm. The sat nav is telling me to turn right ahead, down what looks to be a very narrow country lane. It’s certainly

the most direct and quickest route to my destination out in the Berkshire countryside, but I am concerned that ‘my’ Rolls-Royce Dawn might prove a little too bulky for what lies ahead. However, a quick glance at the map suggests the long way around is very long indeed, so country lane it is. A gentle tickle on the throttle and the convertible Dawn wafts its way along the road, the sun filtering through the canopy of trees overhead covering the Royce’s opulent interior with flickering light. The V12 engine upfront purrs almost silently as the long bonnet guides the way ahead. The imposing Dawn certainly fills the lane but so far there’s nothing to worry about. Just as I start to relax, however, I hear something coming towards me. At speed. I sound the horn as a warning just as a Porsche Cayenne moves into view. I brake, he brakes harder and the Spirit of Ecstasy covers her eyes. The way he stops, slams his car into reverse, slips the SUV into a small pull-in behind him and waves me through, suggests he’s a local and has encountered traffic coming the other way many times before. I’ll wager, though, that most times he’s not the one to give way – but there’s something about a Rolls-Royce that commands respect, not jealousy, from others and he is more than happy to reverse out of my way. This respect was also evident at home. My neighbours are used to seeing different cars, from the exotic to the humble, outside my house and they seldom look twice. The Dawn,

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Matthew Carter is wafted away on a motorised magic carpet known as the Rolls-Royce Dawn

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speed bumps around town

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are seen but neither heard nor felt. It’s a similar story out on the open road, where Dawn simply glides along, though a surprisingly high degree of body roll when cornering does its bit to temper over-enthusiasm. If it could talk, Dawn would whisper a soothing however, is different. Everyone wanders over to have a look, to try the view from behind the wheel and even to ask for a quick spin around the block. So what is Dawn? It is a magnificently graceful and opulent

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‘relax, what’s the rush?’ It’s quiet, too. With the hood up, progress is near silent, and even with the fabric roof down – a task that takes just 20 seconds and can be completed on the move, at speeds of

example of what Britain (with a little help from Germany) does best.

to carry around, it takes the drophead

up to 31mph – the only sound is from a

Like the rest of the current Rolls-

4.9 secs to reach 60mph from rest, a

gentle breeze as it caresses the back of

Royce range, Dawn is handcrafted

whole 0.3 secs longer than the coupé.

your neck. Hood up or down, Dawn’s

at Goodwood in Sussex but much of

Or, to put it another way – who cares?

profile is elegance itself, especially

the engineering and the technology is supplied by owner BMW.

The thing about the Dawn is that while it is quick when you want it to

when lowered and the wood-finished rear deck is exposed.

be – like the Wraith, maximum speed

Access to the rear seats in a

Phantom limousine – seen but not yet

is limited to 155mph – it better suits a

conventional two-door car can

on sale – Dawn is the newest in the

more relaxed attitude. The ride on its

sometimes be tricky, but Dawn, as in

four-model R-R range. It sits alongside

air suspension system is silky smooth

common with all modern Rolls-Royce

the Ghost four-door saloon and the

and the broken tarmac, potholes and

motor cars, has coach doors.

Ignoring the recently announced

two-door Wraith coupé. Rolls-Royce is adamant that Dawn is not simply a convertible version of Wraith, and

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although the two models share a great deal of hardware, not least the silky smooth 6.6-litre V12 engine and eightspeed ZF automatic gearbox, their outlook and attitude are different. Take the engine, for instance. It might be the same basic unit, but in Dawn it develops 563hp, which is some 61hp fewer than that produced in the more performance-oriented Wraith. And thanks to Dawn’s complex folding fabric roof, the open-top car weighs in at 230kgs heavier than the coupé. With less power and greater weight

Car: Rolls- R oyc e dawn

Pri c e: £264,000

ENGINE: Front-mounted, 6.592cc, t win-turbo v12 petrol

POWER: 563h p


motoring

© James Lipman

Even when elements have been lifted

and comfort without having to stop

wide, allowing passengers to ‘embark’

from the BMW parts catalogue, they

every few miles to top up.

and ‘disembark’ the car, rather than

have been reworked to feel unique.

merely getting in and out. Indeed, R-R

The iDrive central command system,

your Rolls, then go for the Wraith,

suggests that rear passengers should

for example, is now operated by the

preferably the Black Badge version,

stand first and then simply step out of

elegant, glass-topped, Spirit of Ecstasy

which is as close to a hot rod as a

the car: fine if the roof is lowered, less

Rotary Controller.

Roller is ever likely to get.

These are rear hinged and open

If you want a bit of bite from

But if you want to arrive elegantly

easy with the roof in place. Opening

No, it’s not cheap to buy – add a

the doors in a confined space, such

few essential ‘extras’ from the options

and with ease, then Dawn (one

as a supermarket carpark, can also be

list and £300,000 comes up very

untroubled by the Black Badge

tricky. But then if you own a Rolls, you

quickly indeed – but it is surprisingly

treatment) is the car for you.

probably have staff to worry about the

economical to run. Treated with

weekly shop.

respect, 24mpg on a long motorway

It’s a more traditional R-R, with the

Dawn is not for running about in.

trip should be possible. That’s not

additional attraction of a beautifully

interior of the car is unmatched by

about saving money at the pumps (if

finished soft top. Decades ago Rolls-

every other manufacturer bar Bentley.

you can afford one in the first place,

Royce adopted the word ‘waftability’

The leathers, the veneers and the

you’re not going to be troubled by the

to describe how its cars perform.

craftsmanship is what you’re paying

price of a tank of petrol) but about the

That sums up Dawn perfectly.

a quarter of a million pounds for.

ability to cover huge distances in style

rolls-royce.com

It goes without saying that the

Per forman c e: 155mph ma x, 0-60m ph in 4.9 sec s l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k

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pack your bags a great british escape

where the yacht set are holidaying now

fashion week hangouts

in vogue Arguably one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, Yves Saint Laurent continues to inspire, and next month sees the unveiling of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech – an exhibition space showcasing the luminary’s most prized works. Combine your visit with a stay at El Fenn, which houses one of the finest contemporary art collections in Morocco. Double rooms from €270 (approx. £245), el-fenn.com

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Junior Suite at El Fenn © David Loftus


taste of tuscany Italian Hospitality Collection has launched The Tuscan Route. Speed through Tuscany’s cypress tree-lined streets in a classic Italian car, staying at three historic Tuscan thermal spa hotels. Indulge in treatments, experience hot air balloon rides over Pisa, and enjoy wine and chocolate tastings during the three-, six- or nine-night trip. It’s a total dream. Three-day experience starts at €3,988 (approx. £3,501), italianhospitalitycollection.com

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back to school The Goran Ivanišević Tennis School at D-Maris Bay, on Turkey’s Datça Peninsula, runs until the end of the month. Ivanišević, a former Wimbledon champion, has personally trained all the coaches, who teach players of all levels, including beginners. D-Maris Bay also features six restaurants, seven bars and a spa. From €2,404 (approx. £2,151), based on a five-night stay for two people sharing on a B&B basis, including four tennis lessons, dmarisbay.com

travel essential Practical, chic and roomy – this is a suitcase designed for those on the go. £429, Briggs & Riley, click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square


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to p t hr ee

fashion week hangouts

© Elizabeth Lippman

the lowell, new york Jacques is the sexy new bar at New York’s esteemed The Lowell hotel on the Upper East Side. With New York Fashion Week taking place between 7 – 15 September, we’d love to be a fly on the wall. lowellhotel.com

one for culture vultures © Hamish Niven Photography

To mark the opening of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape View Clifton is launching a four-night Contemporary Cape Art package. It includes visits to galleries, fabulous restaurants and, of course, Zeitz MOCAA, which will showcase some of South Africa’s best contemporary art. From R6 800.00 (approx. £412.75) per night, capeviewclifton.co.za

the bristol, paris This prestigious hotel has been hosting the rich and glamorous for years. With immaculate service, decadent interiors and many a celebrity guest, don’t visit the city of chic without making a pitstop here – it’s perfectly located for the best shops. lebristolparis.com

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mandarin oriental, milan You know what to expect from the Mandarin Oriental: dark, moody interiors, seductive lighting and a well-heeled crowd. It’s no surprise that Italians in the know come here to see and be seen. mandarinoriental.com

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Maintaining a healthy mind and body in today’s chaotic world is hard. Here to make things a little easier is the five-star MarBella Corfu hotel, which has launched its five-day Mastermind programme. In collaboration with renowned holistic psychotherapist Dirk Stikker, it works to reboot the brain and provide a sustainable form of stress management, in a private – and luxurious – setting. Rooms from €130 (approx. £116), marbella.gr

take to the seas Six Senses Zighy Bay has unveiled the Dhahab: a beautifully restored 90-ft Omani dhow boat. Sleeping up to six guests, it departs from Six Senses Zighy Bay and travels up the coast of Musandam. Time aboard can be spent kayaking, diving, or enjoying private cooking classes. Three nights from $22,000 (approx. £17,217), sixsenses.com

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All images: No. 131 © Chris Terry

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The boutique hotel is a converted Georgian townhouse with just 11 rooms. Part of the excellent Lucky Onion group, the building has retained its original classic charm, and luxury touches are apparent everywhere, from the wide selection of magazines in our room to the crisp sheets with a high thread count on the incredibly large, comfortable bed. Each room is different, but all have mod cons – iPod docks

I

tidy and within walking distance of a nail salon, and while

little thoughtful touches throughout, such as cable knit-

I like my food seasonal, it must be served in a buzzy and

covered hot water bottles on the bed, full-size 100 Acres

Instagram-friendly environment. If you, too, prefer country

products in the bathroom, and milk and cookies left for

lite, then No. 131, set in leafy Cheltenham, is the English

you at night. Our room has a wooden herringbone floor, a

staycation for you.

super-sexy bathroom – really just a big room with an entirely

like the countryside, but in small doses, with minimal

and Nespresso

mud and plenty of city amenities. A London girl

machines – and

through and through, I prefer my green spaces to be

there are several


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open couple’s shower – and a delightful

with men in red

view overlooking a little park. Luckily, I am

trousers aplenty.

here with my boyfriend – this is a hotel for

Tuna tartare and

understated romance.

burrata make for excellent starters,

Over cocktails in the bar (it’s Friday, and

and vegetarians will

we’ve escaped the Big Smoke, what more

enjoy this menu, with halloumi available as a main course and a host of veggie sides served in lovely little copper pots. But the section dedicated to steak is what stands out, particularly the large cuts designed to be shared. Don’t overdo it with dessert – not because they aren’t delicious, but because you don’t want to be too full and sleepy to venture down to the hotel’s speakeasystyle cellar, Crazy Eights. You can leave your wellies at home for this one. There’s a great pick-up scene, the drinks are adventurous, the pool table is crowded, and the music is loud and cool.

excuse do we need?)

t h e r e a r e c a b l e k n i t- c o v e r e d h o t w at e r bottles, 100 acres products and milk a n d c o o k i e s l e f t f o r y o u at n i g h t

we meet the hotel’s

The next morning, we enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast, where you can boil your own eggs using a timer, and where the homemade granola is so tasty, I wish they sold it in great vats. Two cappuccinos later

co-owner, Georgie Pearman. Along with her husband Sam,

and we step into bright sunshine to explore the town, which

they know their clientele well: both have lived in London and

offers the best of both worlds.

worked in demanding careers before turning their hand to

If you’re craving cosmopolitan life, you can peruse the

hospitality. It’s their knowledge of a discerning customer’s

array of clothes, jewellery and homeware shops – look for

desire for a perfect blend of luxury and fine-tuned

one selling charming cake stands – or stop for brunch, but

quirkiness that makes this place what it is.

alternatively, beautiful and rural Cotswolds rambles are

Case in point: the hotel

easily reached via a short car

restaurant, which combines the

journey. You can guess which

best of Shoreditch with the best

option we picked.

of the countryside. Dark and

Later, relax on No. 131’s

moodily lit in the evening, neon

terrace and watch the world go

artwork adorns the exposed brick

by, or while away the afternoon

walls, waiters are friendly and

in the hotel’s various nooks

knowledgeable, and the room has

and crannies. There are several

gorgeous cornicing, a fireplace

cosy lounges tucked away,

and a fabulously glitzy chandelier.

where photogenic mothers

The hotel calls itself a restaurant

and adorable children come

with rooms, and for good reason:

for afternoon tea. You can read

food is at the fore here.

newspapers, play board games,

Making ourselves at home

munch on scones and doze on

at a little wooden table, we turn

overstuffed sofas to your heart’s

our attention to the supper

content. It’s enough to turn even

menu – note it’s a very ‘supper’,

this city girl (semi) rural.

rather than ‘dinner’, crowd here,

theluckyonion.com/property/no-131

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The Jewel in the Move over, French Riviera: there’s a new – and until now, somewhat secret – Mediterranean destination that’s emerging on the travel map, and its name is Montenegro. Francesca Lee-Rogers discovers where the yacht set are flocking to


T R AV E L Exterior shot of Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro

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© Zoran Radonjic, Zoran Photography

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t’s like our very own version of The Truman Show as my husband and I arrive at Porto Montenegro, and exactly how one would imagine a model

village to be: superyachts gleam and glisten in the 450-berth crystal-clear marina that Novak Djokovic’s boat calls home; exclusive designer retailers such as resortwear brand Heidi Klein face each other across the tree-lined pavements, and the calm waters of the harbour and the imposing

international airports – Tivat (7km), Dubrovnik

mountains beyond set a James Bond-like scene.

(46km) and Podgorica (90km), as well as the option

This sums up Porto Montenegro, which is home

to land a private jet and take a helicopter transfer,

to a famous yacht club, a prestigious property

it’s no wonder Porto Montenegro is firmly on every

development and the world-renowned Regent Porto

A-listers’ map.

Montenegro Hotel. It wasn’t always such a well-known or esteemed destination, however. Part of the Bay of Kotor,

For those who want to explore all that Porto Montenegro offers, the Regent Porto Montenegro hotel provides the ultimate luxurious base. The

known simply as Boka, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Porto Montenegro is located on a winding bay in the Adriatic Sea in the southwestern part of the country. Previously an Austro-Hungarian naval base until the break up of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the area

the expansive balcony looks out to the marina and its surrounding boutiques, which include Fendi, Dolce & gabbana and tom ford

was used to house and repair submarines. This was until wealthy investors saw an

exclusive hotel in the marina includes 51 rooms and

opportunity fit to rival the likes of Monaco, Cannes

35 (one-, two- or three-bedroom) suites, as well as

and Saint-Tropez. Now, Porto Montenegro is a

opulent penthouses and a residence. Demand is

place to see and be seen; families of 2.4 children are

so high, in fact, that the hotel is expanding to offer

immaculately dressed in the latest chic brands, city

rooms in a mixed-use development project, which

workers are aboard their superyachts and ladies

is set to open in 2018.

who lunch are out in force, complete with tote bags and designer dogs. And with flights from three

Envisioned by ReardonSmith Architects and world-renowned interior designer Tino Zervudachi


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of Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi, Regent Porto

evenings, such as Martini Night Fridays and Moët

Montenegro unites a Venetian palazzo-style

Ice Sundays. Meanwhile during the day, you can

traditional exterior with contemporary lines, soft

muster up some energy with a poolside snack or

colours, elegant stone and hardwood floors. Our

dine at the Yacht Club’s summer restaurant – the

home away from home certainly has the ‘wow’

sharing platter with seafood and vegetable tempura,

factor and it also offers a distinct nod to its coastal

mini fish tacos and arancini balls is worth a special

location, with striped blue furnishings, a compass-

mention. You won’t regret it.

print coffee table and a lamp base made of rope. Not that we need much reminding of where we

There’s also a whole host of global-inspired restaurants to try. The hotel’s own dining room offers a formal setting and features Mediterranean, Adriatic and a few carefully chosen Asian specialities on its menu, as well as a selection of prime cuts of meat and naturally, excellent seafood. Meanwhile, those with a sweet tooth can sate it in the Gourmet Corner, which transports one straight to a Parisian pâtisserie. For after dinner, the Library Bar, all dark timber and leather touches, harks back to a bygone gentleman’s-club era and offers some of the finest cigars and spirits. In Porto Montenegro itself, there’s Italian, Lebanese and Asian cuisine to choose from, to name just a few. It really is a

are, though, as the expansive balcony looks

foodie’s paradise and you’ll be spoilt for choice. The culture here is just as important as the

out onto the marina

food, however. Make sure you pay a visit to the

and its surrounding

Naval Heritage Collection Museum, which features

boutiques, which

a decommissioned P-821 Hero submarine, and

include Fendi, Dolce &

take a speedboat trip to the Bay of Kotor or walk

Gabbana and Tom Ford.

through the old town of Perast and simply soak up

Hotel guests can use the super trendy Yacht

the ambience. And, once you have explored all that Porto

Club, but be warned:

Montenegro has to offer, why not head up the

just looking at the

Adriatic coast? After all, there are plenty more

64-metre infinity pool

places to discover where you can live the luxe life.

will make you want to

Prices at Regent Porto Montenegro start from €200

dive straight in. It’s not

(approx. £181) per room per night. Regent Porto

just humans: during our

Montenegro, Obala BB, Porto Montenegro Village,

trip, two ducks decide to take a dip, which is both a

85320 Tivat, Montenegro, +382 032 660 660,

rarity and a rather sweet poolside amusement.

regenthotels.com/en/Porto-Montenegro

Meanwhile, the sumptuous day beds are the ideal place to watch the world – or ducks – go by, cocktail in hand, of course. However, it’s worth mentioning that if, like me, you wish to grab 40 winks, the dance music might make it difficult to do so, but of course, it’s all part of the Top to bottom / Deluxe room; outdoor pool, Library Bar outdoors

Club’s atmosphere. If this is to your liking, you’ll love the themed

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The Annual Community BBQ 2017 This summer, Canary Wharf Group hosted its annual summer BBQ to bring together the community in Tower Hamlets and other local boroughs. The event took place at the Docklands Watersports and Sailing Centre and brought more than 120 local community groups, schools, sports representatives and dignitaries together in an

CANARY WHARF

informal setting to celebrate

N EWS

their achievements.

Canary Wharf Group hosts Roundtable Event Canary Wharf Group recently hosted the I Can U Can (ICUC) Initiative’s Cultivating Leaders Roundtable Event, which provided a group of students from

Canary Wharf Group hosts visit from the Holocaust Survivors Centre

Sir John Cass Sixth Form College with

Last month, Canary Wharf Group

overlooks the London skyline. The

life-changing opportunities. Thanks to a

invited senior citizens from the

centre, run by Jewish Care, offers

panel of inspirational speakers from the

Holocaust Survivors Centre to

a programme of social, cultural

world of sport and business, the students

the Estate for an informal tea

and therapeutic activities for those

were able to attain valuable knowledge

reception and exchange of stories

who were in Europe during the

and improve their self-confidence.

in their main boardroom, which

Second World War.

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VI SU A L A R TS

Kenneth Armitage: The Oak Tree Sculptures Part of the Centenary Celebration of the Work of Kenneth Armitage CBE RA (1916-2002) Until 8 September Lobby, One Canada Square FREE, open daily

his West London studio, and drew the oak trees, revelling in their diversity of form, grouping and individuality.

Kenneth Armitage came to the

The sculptures in

fore in British Modernism in

this exhibition, seen only

the 1940s and ’50s, acclaimed

occasionally in Britain, derive

internationally after his

from these drawings and are in

sculpture was exhibited in

a wide range of scale and form.

the Venice Biennales of 1952 and 1958. From the mid-1970s he

The exhibition is supported by The Kenneth Armitage

made early morning visits to

Foundation,

Richmond Park, not far from

kennetharmitagefoundation.org.uk

An exhibition in celebration of 100 years: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) 18 September – 10 November Lobby, One Canada Square FREE, open daily

Exhibition Tour Monday 2 October from 6.30 to 7.15pm

Coinciding with the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in November 1917, the exhibition aims to underline his enduring sculptural legacy. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, and desired academic recognition. The

Curator Iain Brunt tours the exhibition with Robert Bowman of Bowman Sculpture Free but please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office at visualart@canarywharf.com to reserve a place.

exhibition includes more than 25 works, from a rare lifetime cast of the artist’s famed Eternal Spring to renowned pieces such as The Thinker and The Kiss, as well as a number of drawings rarely seen in public. The exhibition is curated by Iain Michael Brunt, founder of antiques.co.uk. Photograph courtesy of Bowman Sculpture

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window galleries the art and design window galleries Showcase up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople and are located in canada place

4 - 29 September Anne Krinsky Art, Canada Walk In 2016 Anne Krinsky received an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts for Tide Line Thames, a project that explored the river and its architecture between the high and low tide lines of the Thames. River Walls, one of the works from this series, is on display. See also Crossrail Place Roof

Anne Krinsky / Tropical Thames

Garden, where Krinsky’s Tropical Thames installation is exhibited. annekrinsky.com

Part of Totally Thames 2017 15 August - 15 October CROSSRAIL PLACE ROOF GARDEN Crossrail Place Upper Level FREE, open daily

Lukas Grewenig Design, Jubilee Walk Lukas Grewenig has encoded hidden images and symbols

Anne Krinsky’s Tropical Thames is an installation

into the surfaces of his

of large-scale digital prints on aluminium panels,

jewellery, which only become

created specially for Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

visible under specific lighting

Krinsky’s imagery is inspired by architectural

circumstances, reminiscent of

structures found on the Thames in south east

the way a place or a situation

London – docks, piers and river walls – that were

can suddenly materialise in

shaped by centuries of shipping and trade.

our consciousness, just to

Tropical Thames also responds to the garden’s

dissolve after a brief moment.

dramatic roof structure, designed by Foster +

They may appear suddenly or

Partners, and to the planting, which includes tropical

have to be sought out, similar

species that first arrived in Britain through the

to the traditions of Victorian

Thames docks.

mourning jewellery.

annekrinsky.com; totallythames.org

lukasgrewenig.com


The Lunch Market

RSC Live

Tuesday 5th September 11am - 3pm Cabot Square FREE to visit

to a delicious feast from the array

East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street £10 per screening SeeTickets.com* 0871 220 0260* Tickets available on the door subject to availability

of stalls in Cabot Square, offering

*Booking fee applies

hundreds of tasty dishes freshly

Unreserved cabaret style seating

assembled from quality ingredients.

Full bar; canarywharf.com; onscreen.rsc.org.uk

Come along to the final Lunch Market of the year and treat yourself

RSC Live – Titus Andronicus

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Captured live from the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon Monday 4 September 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

e v en t s

When Titus relinquishes power, leaving Rome in disorder, we are presented with questions about the nature of sexuality, family and society.

RSC Live - Coriolanus Captured live from the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon Monday 6 November 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Pop-Up Painting Thursday 14 September 1-2pm – Jubilee Park* *May be moved to Roof Garden in adverse weather

Thursday 12 October 6-7pm Crossrail Roof Garden

At the emergence of the republic of Rome, Coriolanus

is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. He must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

£12 per workshop SeeTickets.com* 0871 220 0260* *Booking fee applies

Whether you are a novice or an art aficionado, take a break from your daily routine and enjoy some creativity as Paint Jam London brings social painting to Canary Wharf. Everyone gets to paint on their own canvas, mingle and go home with an original artwork. Pop-Up Painting pops up in September and October and each session has a different theme. September explores graffiti art. October explores Pop Art so express yourself creatively like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

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B loo m 2 0 1 7

A programme of performances at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden. All events are free with some requiring advance booking. For details check canarywharf.com

Side Effects 7.30-8.30pm Thursday 7 September – Saturday 9 September Five young people struggling with zero-hours contracts, ridiculous rents and sky-high university fees, sign up to take part in a clinical drugs trial for some extra cash… the side effects of which leave the participants changed forever.

Ella Enchanted 2-3pm, Saturday 9 September Ella is cursed with the ‘gift’ of obedience. She begins a journey to

Plastic Swan 12pm & 1pm Tuesday 5 September Plastic Swan is a dance installation

Roda de Capoiera Angola

break the curse — battling ogres,

Roda de Capoeira Angola

meeting giants, trying to avoid her evil

2pm (One hour capoeira taster session, then a three hour open roda), Sunday 10 September

stepsisters and becoming tangled in a romance with the prince. Adapted from Gail Carson

choreographed by Sam Quy. A

Levine’s novel, Ella Enchanted, is an

Everyone is welcome to join us to learn,

fun-loving swan on the Thames

empowering retelling of the Cinderella

practice and celebrate the art of capoeira.

mistakes plastic for foodstuff. This

story where a young woman gains

dramatised intervention addresses the

freedom through love.

challenges of plastic pollution in our contemporary waterways.

Everything Deserves a 2nd Chance

This event is a free one hour capoeira taster session followed by a three hour open roda. The Angolan version can be

Ella Enchanted

slow, graceful and full of positive energy. There is no doubt that some people may come for the ‘acrobatics’ but then stay for the camaraderie.

12.30pm & 1.30pm Tuesday 5 September

Drawn In

What value does society place on

7-8pm, Thursday 21 September

objects to determine which get

A brand new show with no words!

discarded as rubbish? Can people’s

An office drone is sucked through his

lives also be recycled, given new

computer screen into a locked room.

purpose and value?

To help him escape, he has a pen, a board,

Everything Deserves a 2nd Chance is a devised, creative movement performance and explores how a piece of rubbish journeys through

and a cryptic set of instructions. At the touch of a button, anything he draws becomes reality. A dystopian Penny Crayon about

the recycling process of being thrown

creation, destruction and silly dances.

away, recycled and changed.

Will you be drawn in?


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have seen a dramatic increase in new

you see something that ticks all

tenant registrations in Q3, and we

the Canary Wharf lettings team, which

the boxes. It is also important to

expect the buoyant market to continue

doesn’t isolate itself to the E14 area – it

research your search area in advance,

through until October, underpinned by

also covers surrounding markets such

you’ll then feel more comfortable

the student and graduate markets.

as Bow, Surrey Quays and Limehouse.

proceeding with a property without

Her main responsibility is leading

needing to take the extra time once

What advice about presenting

What advice would you give to a renter

you’ve viewed. Just as important as

property would you give

in the current market?

the property itself, is the company

to a landlord?

Be decisive! When searching for

you choose to rent through. Look

When choosing decor or furnishings,

a property in a busy market, it’s

for a letting agent that is ARLA

always opt for something neutral.

important to act quickly to avoid

Propertymark protected to ensure

Everyone’s personal taste varies

missing out on the perfect property.

you are in safe and reliable hands.

significantly, and although a grey or


P R O PE RT Y

beige colour scheme may seem bland,

and City offices. Effective and

it is always best to keep things neutral

open communication across

to appeal to the widest tenant pool

the offices is key to best serve

possible. It is much easier to add a

our clients, so we are always in

splash of colour with cushions and

regular contact.

JLL’s Canary Wharf office

prints if needed, than to try and tone down a vibrant wall colour or piece of

What’s your favourite

furniture. It is also important not to

thing about

underestimate the importance

the Canary

of first impressions; a fresh and

Wharf area?

fragrant smelling property can

It’s constantly

make all the difference.

changing. I’ve worked in

What are the area boundaries for the

Canary Wharf for

Canary Wharf office?

more than ten years

We are very lucky that our office covers

and the area has become

a broad and varied area of the east and

unrecognisable in that time. I

south east London lettings market. Our

live locally in Limehouse so I

core patch is prime Canary Wharf and

spend a lot of my evenings and

the surrounding Docklands, but we

weekends in Canary Wharf,

push north as far as Bow, and south to

and it’s hard to keep up with

Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey

the latest restaurant and shop

Quays. We’re also active in Limehouse

openings. A favourite of mine

and Wapping, as well as extending east

is Ibérica, its outdoor bar

to Canning Town and Royal Docks.

and restaurant La Terraza is

Covering such a broad market keeps

perfect for summer evenings. What’s the best aspect of your job?

our property stock varied – from luxury new-build developments to

Where’s your favourite place in

Every day is different. It doesn’t matter

quirky warehouse conversions.

the world?

how long you’ve been in the industry

I spent a couple of days on my

and how well you know your market,

How do JLL offices work together?

honeymoon in Franschhoek in the

there will always be something new

Our east and south east offices do form

Cape Winelands of South Africa. It’s a

to learn.

a natural network, and we often have

beautiful village renowned for amazing

applicants that are registered with our

restaurants, wine and cheese tasting and

What are your top three luxury items?

Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Stratford

stunning valley views. What’s not to love?

My Kindle, anything from Jo Malone London and my bed. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? When my nephew was three, he told me I should pretend to be my favourite superhero, so I could get my grown-up jobs done quicker and have more time for playing. If only. You’re hosting a dinner party with three guests, who are they? The Queen, Ant and Dec (I’m counting them as one, doesn’t everyone?), and

A vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa

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Michael McIntyre.

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HELPING YOU MOVE IN 2017 If you are considering selling or letting a property this year, now is the time to speak to an expert. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices accross 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience.   Call us today on 020 3641 6112 to arrange your free market appraisal.     Guide price: £1,700,000

Ratcliffe Wharf, Limehouse E14 A fantastic two bedroom warehouse conversion in popular Narrow Street offering a wide river frontage. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and balcony. EPC: C. Approximately 153.67 sq m (1,654 sq ft). cwharf@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 6112

 

@KF_Eastlondon KnightFrank.co.uk

Guide price: £2,350,000

Barge Wharf, Nr Canary Wharf E14 This authentic two bedroom warehouse conversion offers a wide frontage facing the River Thames with beautiful south facing views from the private terrace. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and terrace. EPC: C. Approximately 221 sq m (2,379 sq ft).  cwharf@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 6112

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HELPING YOU MOVE IN 2017 If you are considering selling or letting a property this year, now is the time to speak to an expert.   We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices across 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 9294    All potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an

Guide price: £405 per week

Horizons Tower, Nr Canary Wharf E14

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A one bedroom apartment located on the 12th floor of the Horizons Tower development. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, balcony, gym facilities and concierge.   EPC: B. Approximately 52.29 sq m (563 sq ft). Available furnished cwharf@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 9294  

administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

@KnightFrank KnightFrank.co.uk

Guide price: £10,000 per calendar month

Pan Peninsula Square, Nr Canary Wharf E14 A three bedroom apartment located on the 44th floor. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, leisure facilities and parking. EPC: C. Approximately 225.5 sq m (2,428 sq ft). Available furnished cwharf@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 9294

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E XP E RT V IE W S The Knight Frank Wapping and Tower Bridge offices collaborate to give us the lowdown on the current market and the months ahead

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Lee O’N ei ll

Jo n Re yno l ds

Associate and head of sales at Knight Frank Wapping

Partner and head of lettings at Knight Frank Tower Bridge

that a period of uncertainty and scepticism about

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the London market would continue.

But for now, sat in my office in the shadow of Tower

he election result and the wrangling that followed was met with a sigh as a number of people focused on either selling or buying felt

Therefore, it was with a surprise that in early July

y the time you read this, we will already know the results of the World Athletics Championships at the London Stadium, and

Usain Bolt will have run his last ever competitive race. Bridge, I am watching groups of athletes from

we started to see a number of new enquiries and

across the globe run past the window, cramming in

sensed some pent-up demand from willing buyers.

a last-minute training run ahead of their big day.

These buyers had gotten to a point where Brexit

For most of these elite athletes, the World Athletics

negotiations and recent political party manoeuvring

Championships represents the culmination of

played out in the press had become enough, and

months of hard training, as well as the opportunity

that in truth the financial markets were stable and it

to earn a large sum of money in just a few hours,

remained a very good time to take advantage of some

minutes or even seconds.

attractive mortgage rates. Subsequently, activity levels picked up, offers were

It might seem incongruous to compare these athletes to the lettings agents of London, but we too

placed and sales were getting regularly agreed. We

have spent the last few months training for our big

finished the month of July with our highest number of

event of the year: the September lettings market.

sales agreed in a single month since 2015.

September is always a busy time for lettings agents.

We’ve played our part too, we’ve had many face-

Everyone seems to have a reason to move: families

to-face meetings with clients, mostly about price, but

arrive back from their summer holidays and scramble

we have been able to show evidence that a property

to secure somewhere before the children go back to

placed on the market at the correct price has a very

school; graduates look to move in before the autumn

good chance of selling. We’ve agreed several sales by

intake of the large corporate firms; and students look

focusing on what clients are looking to do with their

to tie somewhere up before the autumn term starts.

onward move. For most of our clients, it’s a sensible

Anyone looking to move for other reasons – to

time to upgrade, and with the correct advice and

upsize or move sideways – will most likely be in a

market knowledge we are able to agree sales and get

contract that ends in September.

people moving again. I’m not sure our experiences are shared within our

Therefore, my advice to any landlord thinking of letting their property in the next few months is to

local market, I still walk past several rival offices and

get it ready to go right away, and get agents round to

see some gloomy faces who are blaming ‘the summer

value it as soon as possible. Similarly, my advice to

market’. For us, every day we are keeping in touch with

tenants is to start your search as early as possible and

clients, giving honest feedback and market commentary;

be prepared to make a quick decision; in this market,

we’re bringing on great new stock at the right prices,

the good properties hang around about as long as

doing viewings and talking about sensible offers.

Usain Bolt after the starting gun is fired.

Knight Frank Wapping, 020 7480 6848, Knight Frank Tower Bridge, 020 8022 4382, knightfrank.co.uk

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Final Phase launching Saturday 9th September  1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments

 Central garden square

 Residents’ gym and concierge

 Estimated completion: Spring/Summer 2019

 Private cinema room

 5 minute walk* from Kingston station

 New linear park

Guide prices starting from £500,000. Call to book your appointment 020 3411 0610. Sales & Marketing Suite: Sury Basin, Kingston, KT2 5NZ. Open daily 10am – 6pm, Thursdays 10am – 8pm. Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Computer generated images and photography are indicative only and subject to change. Walking times source: *walkit.com

www.queenshurst.co.uk Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


KEEPIER WHARF, LIMEHOUSE E14 ● ● ● ●

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Duplex apartment Resident porter

● ● ● ●

Gated residents parking Approx. 1,170 sq ft (108 sq m) Limehouse DLR - 0.3 mile EPC: D

Guide price £1,150,000 - £1,250,000 Share of freehold For more information, call Michael Whittaker 020 3813 5941 or email Docklands.Sales@eu.jll.com

11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE

jll.co.uk/residential


WEST INDIA QUAY, CANARY WHARF E14 ● ● ● ●

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Breathtaking views Parking

● ● ● ●

27th Floor Approx. 624 sq ft (58 sq m) West India Quay DLR - 164 ft EPC: B

Price £460 per week Furnished For more information, call Charlotte Malone 020 3811 2225 or email Docklands.Lettings@eu.jll.com

Potential tenants are advised that administration fees may be payable when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.

11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE

jll.co.uk/residential


Orion Point, Docklands E14 £795 per week* A spectacular duplex-penthouse apartment at Orion Point, The Odyssey.

Two bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Gym

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+44 (0)20 7205 4674 canarywharf.lettings@cbre.com cbreresidential.com/uk

*Potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £270 including VAT and referencing fee of £50.40 including VAT per person will apply when renting a property. Please visit cbreresidential.com/uk/en-GB/rent/tenant-fees for more information about other fees that may apply. Prices correct at time of going to print.


The Heron, City of London EC2 Guide price ÂŁ1,725,000* An 11th floor corner apartment for sale located in the highly exclusive development The Heron. Three bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Gym

D

+44 (0)20 7205 4673 canarywharf.sales@cbre.com cbreresidential.com/uk

*Prices correct at the time of going to print.


Presidents Drive, Wapping E1W

Spice Court, West Wapping E1W

Ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 1 double bedroom 1st ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this recently refurbished modern built 3 floor apartment within this popular West Wapping secure development. double bedroom, 3 storey house within this secure gated development within Wellington Terrace, Wapping The property benefits from having been modernised to include£695,000 a Rational the heart of Wapping. The house benefits fromE1W an open plan lounge and 2fully double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. Thefitted property hasand been fully modernised to include fully kitchen ‘Duravit’ bathroom suite. Other features include fitted and integrated kitchen. Bi-fold doors leading to decked garden. double glazing, replacement ceilings, wood floors, , alarm, heating system operated via remote control, smartwindow phone with or views over the a spacious lounge with a floor to ceiling Under floor heating. Wood floors. Recessed Led lighting. Front central garden. Secure resident’s gardens. underground parking space. internet. Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden.communal Secure Underground parking space.

Potential extend into the loft subject to planning permission. Close to Wapping station and £565,000 local amenities. Rental to Price: POA Rental Price:

Seville House, West Wapping E1W

Crown Mews, Stepney Green E1

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 2nd and 3rd floor 4 bedroom, ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 2 double bedroom, first floor 2 bathroom duplex apartment within this exclusive mews style development.The apartment located in West Wapping close to St Katharine’s Dock and the City of London. apartment benefits from have a spacious open plan lounge and kitchen £1,595,000 diner with access The apartment benefitsTower from a spacious open plan lounge and fully fitted and integrated Tudor House, Bridge, SE1 to a private Spacious entrance hall. Secure development. Secure parking kitchen, 3 piece bathroom suite and wood floor.2‘Juliet’ Style Balcony. Secure parking space. Room, 6th floor luxury 2 Double Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Open Plan Reception largeterrace. balcony. Master bedroom withgated en-suite space. Close toEstates, Stepney Green station, local bus routes and amenities. Share of Freehold. Security entry-phone system.Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter by and walk in wardrobe. Harrods Residents Gymnasium, Swimming

Pool, LiftsPrice: to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance toRental London Price: Bridge. £525 Per Week Rental £550,000

ea2 Estate ea2 Estate AgencyAgency Heritage | 35a Court Wapping | 8-10High Sampson StreetStreet | Wapping | Wapping | London | London E1W 1NR E1W 1NA t: 020 7702 3456 t: 020 7702 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com www.ea2.co.uk | property@ea2group.com


Kelday Heights, Shadwell E1

Hermitage Court, West Wapping E1W

Overground and close to Waitrose. Rental Price: £360 Per Week

Rental Price: £440 Per Week

Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W

Dundee Court, West Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this modern built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1st ea2 are pleased to offer for let this splendid 10th floor apartment with floor apartment within this popular West Wapping development. The apartment far panoramic and romantic West facing views of the City of London. Roding Mews, Wapping E1W and benefits from a modern per floors week benefits from fully fitted kitchen, lounge, private terrace,£1,300 laminate wood The apartment has been tastefully decorated ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a and secure underground parking. Residents communal courtyard and porterage. open plan lounge and fully fitted kitchen. 1 double bedroom with built in very unique3 property and has views canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Close Towerand HillStand Wapping Close to Tower Hilltostations Katharine’s Dock. wardrobes. Piece bathroom suite and over west the facing balcony.

ea2 are pleased to offer you for rent this warehouse converted 1 double ea2 are pleased to offer to let this rare to market Tower Bridge and River view bedroom apartment situated within this sought after development. Fitted one bedroom 4th floor apartment within this sought after secure development. kitchen. Reception. Bathroom. Character features to include coast per iron pillars The apartment Tower, benefits from having a Separate fully fitted kitchen. Lounge with Cascades Docklands E14 £500 week and exposed brick work. Porterage .aClose to Tower Hill and St Katharine’s balcony with views of River Thames and towards Bridge.within Laminate 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom 11th floor Tower apartment thiswood secure modern development. Comprising reception Dock. Within easy access to the City and Docklands. floors. floor. The includes a secure underground parking room Fourth with water/ Cityapartment views, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with space. walk-in wardrobe & en suite bathroom, additional

shower room. Balcony. pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge. Rental Price: £395 Per Week Rental Price: £550 Swimming Per Week

ea2 Agency Estate Agency | 35a Wapping StreetStreet | Wapping | London E1W E1W 1NR 1NA ea2 Estate Heritage Court | 8-10High Sampson | Wapping | London 020 7702 3456 t: 020 7702t: 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com www.ea2.co.uk | property@ea2group.com


Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 28 offices in Central London and over 60 across London

Fairmont Avenue, E14 £1,100,000

A two double bedroom riverside apartment within the New Providence Wharf development. There is an open plan reception room, a through kitchen, two bathrooms and a wrap around balcony with views of the river. Further benefits include 24hr concierge and private parking, energy rating d. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1199

Ennismore Gardens, SW7 £3,300,000

A beautifully refurbished two bedroom duplex set within this stucco fronted house overlooking a garden square. The property has an open plan reception room/kitchen with double patio doors that lead directly onto a terrace, two bathrooms, a study and a patio garden, energy rating c. Dexters Knightsbridge & South Kensington 020 7838 0108  

dexters.co.uk


Pan Peninsula Square, E14 £1,500 per week

A stunning three bedroom apartment on the thirty fourth floor of this prestigious dockside development. The property has a large reception room, separate kitchen and two bathrooms. Further benefits include a utility room and a private terrace, energy rating c. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190

Lennox Gardens, SW1X £2,750,000

A two bedroom raised ground floor apartment in this classic, well maintained red brick conversion. Located on one of Knightsbridge’s premier garden squares, the property has been refurbished throughout with a large reception room, separate kitchen and two bathrooms, energy rating e. Dexters Chelsea 020 7590 9510     

dexters.co.uk

Tenants fees apply: £180 per tenancy towards administration, £60 reference fee per tenant and £144 towards the end of tenancy check out report (all inc VAT).


Oakhaven Villas, SE3 Delightful period home with planning permission granted to the side for a two storey dwelling.

Price £750,000 F/H

Three Bedrooms

One Bathroom

Two Receptions

EER D

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

Oakcroft Road, SE13 A beautifully presented double fronted detached family home in this quiet tree-lined crescent.

PRICE £1,750,000 F/H

Five Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

One Reception

EER E

Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311


Manor Lane, SE13

Huntley Close, SE10

Located in one of Hither Green's most sought after locations positioned opposite Manor House Gardens.

One of six apartments on this small, unique gated development built to a high specification.

Price £950,000 F/H

Price £685,000 L/H

Three Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Two Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Two Receptions

EER C

One Reception

EER B

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Catherine Grove, SE10 A beautiful listed property located in the popular Ashburnham Triangle Conservation area.

Price £1,175,000 F/H

Three Bedrooms

One Bathroom

Two Receptions

EER D

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911


Thalia Close, SE10

Baring Road, SE12

Bolden Street, SE8

Beautifully presented house situated within a gated mews location with off-street parking.

Substantial family home in a good location with schools, shops and mainline train stations nearby.

Well presented Victorian home set within the leafy St Johns Conservation area and offered furnished.

£2,700 PCM

£2,300 PCM

£2,100 PCM

4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1 Reception • EER C

6 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 3 Receptions • EER E

3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER E

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

The Lane, SE3

Lyveden Road, SE3

Westerdale Road, SE10

Set in this popular development is this well presented Span house with private garden.

Immaculate cottage on the popular Rectory Fields Conservation area close to outstanding schools.

Newly refurbished period house located within the Halstow School catchment area.

£1,795 PCM

£1,750 PCM

£2,650 PCM

3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1 Reception • EER D

Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Kemsing Road, SE10

Swallow Court, SE12

Bradbury Court, SE3

Well presented Victorian house located in a most desirable road within the Halstow catchment area.

A furnished light and spacious apartment in a good location for transport links and local amenities.

Located in a popular road within the Blackheath Standard is this well presented first floor flat.

£2,750 PCM

£1,075 PCM

£1,500 PCM

5 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 2 Receptions • EER E

1 Bedroom • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER C

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101


Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544

Chislehurst 020 8295 4900 Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

Bromley BR1

Sevenoaks TN14

Contemporary five bedroom home situated in the sought after Sundridge Park area.

Situated in a Grade II listed mansion house is this beautifully presented ground floor apartment.

£1,850,000 F/H

£449,950 L/H

Five bedrooms

Six bathrooms

Two bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Three receptions

EER B

One reception

EER B

Contact Bromley 020 8315 5544

Contact Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Orpington BR6 Unique six bedroom Edwardian home which has undergone a complete refurbishment.

£1,250,000 F/H Six bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Three receptions

EER E

Contact Orpington 01689 661 400

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iftySevenEast is a collection

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The vast living areas boast higher

For commuters, GMV is just one stop away from Canary Wharf

innovative residential neighbourhoods

than average ceilings and full-height

and nine minutes from Westfield

in Europe, GMV offers everything a

glazing, allowing natural light to

Shopping Centre via the Jubilee Line

community needs to grow: thoughtfully

flood in. The open-plan living spaces

from North Greenwich underground

designed modern homes, excellent

flow into large terraces or balconies,

station, which also benefits from

transport links and a range of facilities

night tube services. Thames Clippers

and amenities.

also provides frequent services from

The exclusive three-bedroom

North Greenwich Pier, while the new

Überhaus collection brings together

Emirates Air Line cable car connects

a fusion of house and apartment,

quickly and easily to the Royal Docks

showcasing clever and practical

on the opposite side of the Thames.

architectural design.

The three-bedroom Überhaus homes are

Set over two floors, each Überhaus

available from £659,995.

within the Millennium Terrace and

The Marketing Suite and show

Iverna Quay buildings comprises

apartments are open daily from

flexible living spaces and unrivalled city

10am - 5pm.

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To view the newly released suites, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, contact our sales team on 020 3944 0754 Prices start from ÂŁ750,000 embassygardens.com

PRICES CURRENT AS OF DATE OF PRINT.

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The final collection launching Saturday 16th September • Private residents’ gym and concierge • Landscaped formal gardens • Move in this year

Apartment prices from £618,000. Townhouse prices from £1,957,000. Call to book your appointment 020 3468 3104 Sales & Marketing Suite, Burlington Lane, W4 2TJ

Computer generated image and photography are indicative only and subject to change. Prices correct at time of going to print.

www.chiswick-gate.co.uk Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


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DON’T BUY IN E14 UNTIL YOU’VE SPOKEN TO GALLIARD!

Orchard Wharf EAST LONDON RIVERSIDE E14 East India DLR 5 mins walk

Canning Town & Jubilee Line 2 mins

HIGHLY SPECIFIED LUXURY APARTMENTS FROM £470,000

020 3770 2104 galliardhomes.com/city

IN JOINT DEVELOPMENT WITH

LOW DEPOSIT SCHE ME

WITH 4 YEAR COMPLETIONS

Canary Wharf & Crossrail 2018 7 mins


A world famous view only a few will call home Discover London’s new riverfront address The Dumont is the centre-piece of Albert Embankment Plaza, London’s most prestigious new riverfront quarter. Soaring 30 storeys it affords unparalleled views over the most famous stretch of the River Thames and a lifestyle without equal. Facilities include ten-pin bowling, games room, cinema, 12th floor lounge, dining room and roof gardens. Along with a state-of-the-art gym, infinity pool, spa and 24-hour concierge service. A collection of suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a selection of elegant interiors are available.

Prices from £655,000 Show Apartment now launched – to register your interest please call +44 (0)20 3740 2695 or email dumont.london@stjames.co.uk To discover more visit www.thedumont.co.uk or the Marketing Suite at 21 Albert Embankment. Sales & Marketing Suite open daily 10am to 6pm. Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Computer generated image is indicative only.

www.thedumont.co.uk Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


CANADA WATER SE16

SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER SALES SUITE AND SHOW APARTMENT LAUNCHING

This prestigious collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Canada Water station, giving you direct connections to Canary Wharf and central London. At its heart is a central landscaped courtyard, and every apartment has a balcony or terrace to take advantage of the spectacular views. With a concierge service too, London Square Canada Water is the ideal choice for connected London living.

TO ORGANISE YOUR VIEWING APPOINTMENT CALL 0333 666 0106

Prices from £520,000 The Sales Suite and Show Apartment, 24 - 28 Quebec Way, London SE16 7LF.

0333 666 0106

www.londonsquare.co.uk

Photography depicts the showhome at London Square Canada Water and is indicative only. Computer generated image depicts London Square Canada Water and is indicative only. Travel times sourced from Google Maps. Details and prices are correct at time of going to press. August 2017.


P R O PE RT Y

i n si d e r k n o w led g e Sales an d lettin gs mar ket up date for C anar y Wh ar f d i a n a a l a m , h e a d o f r e s i d e n t i a l d e v e lo p m e n t s a l e s , j l l

T

he Canary Wharf sales and

purchasers are taking longer to

levels are a little down at this stage

lettings market has experienced

commit to a decision and seeing more

in the cycle due to a wide choice of

an encouraging yet stable

properties during their search. The

property available to tenants.

H1 2017 as the capital continues to

increased level of stock has led to an

acclimatise to the new conditions

increased number of new registrations

interest levels in particular types of

following the EU vote, the outcome

in Q2, up around 46 per cent when

properties, though, such as prime

of the general election, two sets of

compared with Q2 2016.

Canary Wharf new development

We are seeing pockets of very high

We can report that sales volumes

one-beds priced at £375 – 400p/wk.

are marginally up for the half year as

These select areas of the market are

the average sale price continues to

attracting offers from multiple tenants

can report that stock levels are around

fall, with more activity in the lower

at any one time, giving landlords

45 per cent higher compared with last

price brackets as the shift towards

bargaining power. That said, landlords

year, offering a good level of choice to

owner-occupiers and first-time

are still having to price their stock

applicants who are keen to move. The

buyers continues.

competitively to secure a tenancy.

stamp duty changes and landlord tax relief changes. In the residential sales market we

market has experienced marginal price

The lettings market in Canary

Stock levels are generally high, but the

slowdowns, together with some price

Wharf has had a positive first half

demand imbalance is evening itself

reductions. The majority of properties

of the year and we can report that

out, and we are confident that a busy

to successfully achieve a sale benefit

overall deal volumes have increased

summer period should tilt the market

from location, a desirable price point

year on year. Applicant registrations

in landlords’ favour.

and a good configuration, although

are up, as to be expected, but viewing

jll.co.uk; 020 7337 4004

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T H E O U T D O O R S

BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR

N E W A PA RT M E N T S

L I V I N G S PAC E S ,

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G R E A T E S T

VISIT THE SHOW SUITE

020 3627 9561 WA R D I A N .C O M

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Canary Wharf Magazine September 2017  

Welcome to the September edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articl...

Canary Wharf Magazine September 2017  

Welcome to the September edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articl...

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