Why would you fly to Italy for 24 hours only? To look at how Max Mara make coats. Which is what I did this week and, oh my, I would’ve walked straight out of the factory in one of their “101801” coats – a deceptively non-descript name for a pretty amazing garment – if I thought I would’ve stood a chance at getting past security. I also got a tour of the company archives and the picture above is of their first full-colour and rather beautiful ad campaign. Yes, a hand-illustrated ad campaign. Times have changed. And here are a few other things that helped pass some of the week’s remaining 144 hours:
*One million flowers were used for Raf Simons’s first Dior presentation and here’s the video of how they were installed. One word: amazing.
*Good news, Berliners! The Kooples has finally arrived in town.
*Another French label I’m a little bit in love with right now: Raoul.
*If ever there was a person meant to give a tour of her closet it was Cher Horowitz. Count on the team at The Coveteur to make it happen.
*Are you reading Suri’s Burn Book, yet? Oh, you should. To quote: “My life is over. Katie has tasted power and apparently enjoys it. During this Macbethian phase of dictatorship, she has decided to sign me up for … wait for it … school.”
*The interview on Into the Gloss with Julia Sloan of Nars ist pure beauty porn. Yes, porn. Hello, new readers!
*”An at-home hair salon is one of her additions.” Just in case you ever wondered how to spend a few billion, the Ecclestone girls have some handy tips.
*And you know what else? James amazing new website and shop went online this week. Have a look, it’s right here.
Have a great week!