The grand opening of Frimousses de CreÌateurs of UNICEF France was held on November 25 at the Petit Palais in Paris. The event was a great success and managed to attract more than 1,300 guests to the premiĂšre of the 11th edition of Frimousses de CreÌateurs that displayed a unique array of dolls and artwork donated by various artists and designers.
The highlight was by far the artwork that ranged from what seemed to be dolls on the Eiffel Tower, intricate figures dressed in ribbon and old-fashioned teddy bears from everyone’s childhood. What made the event more mesmerizing was the enchanting lighting that lit up the tall arched ceilings and luxurious setting designed by scenographer and curator FreÌdeÌric Fontan that managed to sprinkle the perfect touch of fairy dust to the night.
All the artwork will be on auction for charity today (December 2) at the Four Seasons George V in Paris. There is much passion and anticipation for the upcoming auction with support from celebrities such as TV entertainer SeÌbastien Folin who will be the auction host, along with international auction house Artcurial directing the auction. All the profit from the auction will be dedicated to the children of Darfur as UNICEF France continues to support those in need.âChristine Min
Suzy Menkes, OBE will receive the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) Special Recognition Award this year, for her 25-year-long career at the International HeraldâTribune.
Menkes has been style editor for the newspaper, now rebranded as the International New York Times, since 1988, and is hugely respected by her peers and the fashion industry.
British-born, she is a graduate of Cambridge University, where she read English literature. Menkes was the university newspaper’s first female editor. Her official biography notes that she previously worked for The Times, the London Evening Standard, and The Independent.
As style editor, Menkes resides in Paris and holds the Legion d’Honneur in France. She has authored a number of books on fashion and the Royal Family.
In the BFC’s release, the industry praised Menkes, who tends to have a warm relationship with the industry, known for her fairness and journalistic integrity. Stephen Jones, OBE, whom Lucire publisher Jack Yan interviewed in issue 31, said, ‘Suzy is fashion. Suzy is the bench mark by which all others are judged. Few come close in authority, experience, judgement and hairdo.’
Chris Moore of Catwalking.com noted, ‘To say Suzy Menkes is to say fashion. It’s an honour to have worked for her to 25 years.’
Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and a contributing editor to Vogue, said, ‘Suzy is the fastest mover in the westâor east. I have only ever beaten her to the race backstage about three times in 15 years. The brain under that front-roll is a phenomenon. I’m in awe of the agenda-setting pieces she pens between Milan and Paris which both interrogate fashion’s motives and put it in its rightful cultural and economic place. Besides that, she’s the greatest defender of journalistic integrity, the greatest inspiration and the naughtiest wit I know.’
Simone Rocha said, ‘It is an honour to be reviewed by Suzy, her words are always astute and sincere. She has a true understanding of the beauty of fashion and her words make you believe in it.’
Susannah Frankel, fashion director at Grazia stated, ‘There are so many people reviewing fashion today but Suzy is still the person who, for me, best brings the clothes themselves to life. She is, of course, also brilliant at putting fashion into a broader cultural context but, if I miss a show, and read her commentary it’s almost as if I can see the collection in front of me. She makes that seem easy but it’s anything but. Add to that the fact that she is as sharp as a knife, as generous towards and interested in newcomers as she the big guns âŠ Suzy is an incredible journalist and an incredible woman.’
The British Fashion Awards, hosted by the BFC, takes place on December 2 at the London Coliseum. Nominees this year include Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, Raf Simons, Nicholas Kirkwood and Cara Delevingne. Tickets are available through www.britishfashionawards.com/tickets.
The New Zealand Winemaker of the Year was announced earlier this week as being Hawkeâs Bay winemaker, Chris Scott. Scott took out the esteemed prize given by Winestate magazine. He boasts a passion for chardonnay and red-blend winemaking, and with the support of a distinguished team behind him, he has been crafting award-winning Church Road wines for 13 years.
Mr Scott gives credit to the whole team stating: âOur vineyard team have an outstanding knowledge of the region and the individual vineyards, and deliver outstanding fruit year after year. Our cellar team has a dedication to wine quality that far exceeds what anyone could hope for. I know everyone at Church Road is extremely proud of the wines we make and this win reflects the passion and commitment of the entire team.â
Michael Cooper, the Winestate editor for New Zealand says, âChurch Road Winery has for decades produced some of Hawkeâs Bayâs, and New Zealandâs, greatest value wines. It also shines at the top end of the market, crafting some exceptional chardonnays, pinots gris, sauvignon blancs, syrahs and cabernetâmerlot blends.â
The Winestate New Zealand Winemaker of the Year award is awarded to the winemaker who receives the top score from their best 10 different wines, which are judged throughout the year.âAnna Deans
The Body Shop provides all you need to achieve the ultimate sun-kissed party look this holiday season. The perfect base coat to this look is its all-in-one BB Cream, a colour-adapting tinted cream which provides 24-hour hydration. Step two of this stunning party look consists of creating the perfect smoky eye. This immaculate smoky eye has been made super easy to create with the use of only two products, the special edition 4-Step Smokey Eye Palette and the Carbon Eye Definer. These products both come in either brown for the hazel- or brown-eyed or Icy Plum for the green- and blue-eyed ladies.
Step three consists of creating a luminous and glamorous lip. Choose your favourite of the wide range of Colour Crush lipsticks. Lipstick is about complementing your skin while showing your personality: red screams vixon where as baby pink evokes understated and girly. What’s your colour?
The last dazzling touch is the return of the Sparkler. The Sparkler consists of a beautiful bottle full of tiny iridescent sparkles, designed to be spritzed on the skin and hair to illuminate the body. As an added bonus, the Sparkler has been infused with the glorious scent of Japanese cherry blossom. Spritz this over your face body and hair to finish off and perfect this sensational party-ready look.
Don’t hesitate to be the star of the show this summer and sparkle through holiday season with the Body Shop’s new additions to their holiday collection. All available at your local Body Shop retailing from NZ$24Â·75 to NZ$50âwhat a steal!âAnna Deans