True Luxury-A Glamorous Fashion Show by Coco Chanel Muse-Jackie Rogers and La Nuit Du Chocolat by French Premium Chocolatier Maison Du Chocolat10 West 56th Street & 1018 Madison Ave. NYC
True artistry and in turn, imo-the present day world of sophisticated luxury goods- is referential to the past-but not 'stuck' in idolatry- reveries for the old days...instead... acknowledging the 'present' -via embracing the finer details of craft traditions---and then fused with the what's innovative and what 'works'- with the realities of how 21st century inhabitants live and buy goods.
And successes doesn't necessarily depend on conjuring up the most 'likes' from the latest social media platforms...but more so-fulfilling the high expectations and need of its discerning clientele...accessibly so.
On the same glorious crisp autumnal evening in NYC (October 20th)...two 'brands' of luxury embraced the aforementioned MO- in their own way.
|a symphony of black and white-silks and lace day and evening wear...modern abstract prints, feminine ruffles and sheer lace-hand crafted to perfection|
|Our favorite-was this beautiful blue ensemble-that imaginatively (deftly) uses the 'pedestrian' burlap-almost as a fine silk linen-in this feminine blazer that would look equally a-ok with denim...|
|burlap-- the fabric of this classic double breasted spring coat...and a flattering sleeveless wrap dress that drapes so elegantly - like a silk chiffon. Note-the fit perfection-including couture worthy tailoring which is all done in the designer's midtown showroom (bonus points for Made In NYC). All beautifully lined too. In the middle-the bold red silk blouse with a dramatic sash...paired with wide leg trousers-captures, color-wise-Jackie Rodgers' inspiration for the collection, Salvador Dali's works of art. Destined for the Southampton and Palm Beach emporiums as well as http://www.jackierogers.com|
|Dion Moore and Jose Rosello for Angelo David Salon did the hair and makeup that had the models flawlessly coiffed.|
A mile north-the newly re-opened Maison du Chocolat's Madison Avenue boutique-hosted a festive crowd of young and old---celebrating the remodeling of the premier NYC boutique and... the 25th anniversary.
|same font...but with a modern take...|
|Master Chef Nicolas Cloiseau (star of countless selfies this week...with admiring fans)-poses with his favorite creation of the night|
|a team prepares the take-home treats...|
|Guests were able to receive two finely packed mouth watering dark-lighter chocolate pieces with their names loving scripted atop with gold dust ...|
|Acute Inflection-terrific duo performed cabaret and classics...amazingly the acoustics and sound level= just right.|
|a packed house at the UES location-admiring the refreshed emporium of premium treats... in the middle there- Managing Director Geoffroy d' Angejan-a joyful host amongst the joyful guests! Merci beaucoup.|