Following the successful openings of stores in Le Marais area and at Merci in Paris, Australian beauty brand Aesop has opened a beautiful new store in London. A few of us were lucky enough to attend the exclusive opening last night in Lexington Street, in the heart of Soho, and enjoy Spanish canapés accompanied by red wine kindly provided by Pizarro Restaurant. The store has been designed by Paris-based architecture studio Ciguë, also responsible for the design of the two Paris stores.
British fashion designer, Stella McCartney has relocated her New York flagship store to SoHo. Located at 112 Greene Street, the 5,200 square feet space holds McCartney’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, beauty, lingerie, Adidas by Stella McCartney and an assortment of items from the kids’ line. McCartney is Great Britain’s Creative Director for the London 2012 Olympic Games; the first time in the history of the games that a leading fashion designer has designed the apparel for a country’s team across all competitions.
Written by New York Camron staff Kate Colangeli.
With our office just a few blocks from the heart of Chinatown, and the Chinese New Year upon us, we headed over to Roosevelt Park yesterday for the annual firecracker festival and kicked off the Year of the Dragon with a bang. Nothing like traditional dragon dance troupes to ward off evil spirits! We plan on spending the 15-day Lunar New Year celebration indulging in massive amounts of dim sum at Jing Fong.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
While in Paris for Maison (and men’s fashion week) everyone was talking about Jean-Paul Goude‘s retrospective at Les Arts Décoratifs entitled “Goudemalion”. Best known for his fashion photography and celebrity portraits in the 70s, 80s and 90s, he is ’one of the greatest image makers of our generation’. His 40 year career is presented in a stunning exhibition featuring drawings, objects, music films and photography with significant displays that pay homage to his muse Grace Jones. A must see if you visit Paris before mid March.
Lisa and I went to the Gagosian Gallery in London which is currently holding a worldwide exhibition to celebrate twenty-five years of spot paintings by Damien Hirst. Over 300 paintings by Hirst will be on show at all of Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations. There’s the first spot on board created in 1986 to the smallest spot painting. Damien Hirst’s love of colour translates beautifully in this brilliant exhibition which is a prelude to his retrospective at Tate Modern in April.