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Our Best of the Best issue is a showcase of the quality and exclusivity that you will find on all seven floors of the store

Our Best of the Best issue is a showcase of the quality and exclusivity that you will find on all seven floors of the store

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  • 1. Watch in titanium ceramic, a new highly scratch-resistant material.Its unique colour and shine are obtained by the addition of titanium to ceramic and diamond powder polishing. Self-winding mechanical movement. 42-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 200 metres.
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  • 5. Villeret Collection Complete Calendar Half-Hunter Patented under-lugs correctors Secured calendar and moon-phases mechanism Ref. 6664-3642-55BFine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor
  • 6. EDITOR’S LETTERJuly/AugustJust as the new season’s collections start appearing in- Our designer interview this month is withstore, we are celebrating the world’s most sought-after Thom Browne (p50), whose shrunken menswearproducts from the world’s most sought-after brands. silhouette has changed the face of traditionalOur Best of the Best issue is a showcase of the quality tailoring. Browne has applied a similar aesthetic toand exclusivity that you will find on all seven floors his new womenswear collection, creating masculineof the store – from fashion to fragrance, food to pieces that are all the more cute as a result. Ourfurniture, cosmetics to watches and fine jewellery. fashion team can’t get enough of his narrow, cropped In this issue we celebrate the products that have trousers and boyish slimline jackets.won our hearts for their creativity, innovation, Elsewhere in this issue, Jan Masters sings theintegrity and craftsmanship. In the world of praises of intense summer perfumes (p80), and theaccessories, the trend for snakeskin and python key looks for autumn are detailed in our round-upprint has slithered its way into our affections (p41). of the best beauty trends (p81). And as summer fruitsThe international fine-jewellery brands have been come into season, we can direct you to the world’sstudying the night garden with collections inspired juiciest, most flavoursome berries (p89) and inspireby animal magic (p42). In fragrance, we look at the you into culinary creativity with some deliciousfashion houses that have successfully captured their recipes – if you can resist eating the berries first.brands’ DNA in suitably sophisticated scents (p77).And to discover the beauty products that really work,we’ve asked the leading industry experts to suggest Take a trip to Harrods...their absolute favourites (p85). for the best of the best Harrods Magazine • 15
  • 7. CONTENTS 41 68 77 89 114 July/August NEW THIS MONTH19 TOP 20 80 MISS HEAVEN SCENT Launches, special offers and events for July and August Sings the praises of intense perfumes that are suitable for summer31 ZEITGEIST 81 BEST BEAUTY TRENDS People and places in the air right now Thank you, AW11; it’s not often that a season gives us beauty looks that are both wearable and flattering FASHION & ACCESSORIES 85 SHH...23 CHILDRENSWEAR NEWS Four beauty-industry experts divulge five of their must-have products A changing bag that changes; new-season collections from Paul Smith and Fendi; customisable timepieces from ToyWatch; Gucci’s animal- FOOD, INTERIORS & LIFESTYLE themed accessories 89 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER24 MENSWEAR NEWS Wilkin & Sons berries are ripened longer for optimal sweetness and The latest men’s grooming products; A.P.C.’s French cool; the Tribute picked with extra-tender loving care. The result is a mouthwatering to the Mont Blanc pen; Diesel Jogg-jeans; a new crop of edgy T-shirts – if all too fleeting – seasonal delicacy26 WOMENSWEAR NEWS 91 FOOD NEWS Givenchy’s panther scarf; Moschino’s military-inspired AW11 collection; The Pizzeria relocates; Manni olive oils; the new Boulangerie & Pringle goes hi-tech; Swedish brand Dagmar; new furs from Fendi Patisserie; The Dalmore Eos whisky35 WATCH THIS FACE 92 A VERY GOOD YEAR Introducing four young talents set to take the British arts scene by storm An oenophile’s guide to the best of the best wines and spirits41 YEAR OF THE SNAKE 97 EURO STARS The best of the best surface pattern has slithered its way across bags and Decorative, modern or quirky, the world’s most lauded interiors styles shoes, scarves and clutches. Coiled and ready to wind itself around emanate from Europe’s most sought-after brands your affections for yet another season, snakeskin looks set to stay 103 10 BEST-KEPT TRAVEL SECRETS42 IN THE NIGHT GARDEN Some hotels, destinations and adventures are so good that they have This season, adventurous fine-jewellery designers are finding inspiration little need of promotion, and remain known only to the cognoscenti in nature’s animal magic 106 CITY GUIDE: COPENHAGEN45 AW11 WOMENSWEAR TREND REPORT The Danish capital is clean, green, and one of the most livable cities in Time to get grown up. This season requires feathers and fur, sequins the world. Plus it’s now become foodie heaven and lace, plus a ladylike attitude to match 110 PRIZE DRAW47 HOW TO WEAR AN ALL-IN-ONE Win a three-night stay for two in a Talamo Room at Principe Forte dei Once over your own (and everyone else’s) preconceptions, you may just Marmi – as well as daily breakfast, one dinner for two, airport transfers find yourself loving a jumpsuit and spa treatments49 MY LIFE IN SHOES 112 HARRODS ESTATES Tom Ford’s suede thigh-high boots are the embodiment of his Specialising in prime residential properties in central London and the sex-and-swagger fashion credo Home Counties50 SILENT HERO 114 THE ULTIMATE OLFACTORY OPULENCE The quiet man of fashion is behind the clamouring revolution in Take one of the world’s most notorious fragrances, wrap it in thousands menswear. Now Thom Browne has applied his shrunken suiting of crystals, and you have an icon worthy of its hedonistic history aesthetic to a new collection of womenswear58 MISS SCARLET The most lip-smackingly hot trend for autumn is all about red68 WILD THING... I THINK I LOVE YOU A laid-back approach from the coolest menswear brands pitches tweed against nylon, stripe against check, dressing up against dressing down BEAUTY Cover77 EAU SO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER RYAN MICHAEL KELLY Nothing captures a fashion brand’s DNA like a fragrance; it’s the bag, FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB the shoe and the ready-to-wear distilled into one small bottle HAIR AMY FARID at Kate Ryan Inc MAKE-UP SUZY GERSTEIN at Kate Ryan Inc78 HIGH FIVE MODEL CHLOE at Wilhelmina wearing Thom Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals her Browne jacket £1,899 and shirt £339; Christys’ best of the best fragrances for July and August hat £139; Harrods Own Label tie £69.95 Harrods Magazine • 17
  • 9. Top 20Launches, special offers and events for July & August1. Theo Fennell Coronet ringsCitrines, amethysts, rubies and pink sapphireshave found a regal setting in Theo Fennell’s newcollection of Coronet rings. Ring £16,700. FineJewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor2. William Sharp capeA glamorous take on this season’s must-have item,William Sharp’s luxurious cashmere cape comeswith a hood and Swarovski crystal epaulettes. £760.Scarves, Gloves & Hats, Ground Floor3. Moncler AW11 coatsJust when you thought Moncler’s coats couldn’t getany more snug, along came the AW11 collection,trimmed with fur collars. Coat £1,250; exclusiveto Harrods. Luxury Collections, First Floor4. Harrods Own Label tiesClassic spots, stripes and checks are reinterpretedin myriad shades for the new Harrods Own Labelcollection of silk ties. From £49.95. Men’s Shirts &Ties, Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com5. Christopher GuyThe latest ideas in interior design are demonstratedin Christopher Guy’s new studio, showcasingpieces inspired by the timeless elegance of classicHollywood. Contemporary Furniture, Third Floor6. French Connection exclusivesA long-line evening gown and a shaggy faux fur jacketare two of French Connection’s exclusives for Way Inthis month. Gown £210; exclusive to Harrods. WayIn, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com7. Matthew Williamson scarvesRussian artist Francisco Infante-Arana’s photographyhas inspired a new collection of scarves and stoleswith mismatched geometric patterns at MatthewWilliamson. Stole £1,125. Scarves, Gloves & Hats,Ground Floor8. No!No! 8800Heat-based hair removal is quick and painless withthe No!No! 8800, which comes with a complimentaryset of two tips and a small buffer until 31st July.£193; offer exclusive to Harrods. BeautyApothecary, Ground Floor; and harrods.com9. Loewe Individual 40˝ Compose 3D TVsThe new 3D-equipped TVs from Loewe deliverHD LCD technology, LED backlighting and a highpicture quality. 40˝ TV from £3,500; active 3Dglasses £130. Sound & Vision, Third Floor10. Paul & Joe cosmeticsA collection of travel-size skincare, a make-upbag and a full-size lip gloss are complimentarythis month with all purchases over £45. Exclusiveto Harrods. Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor Harrods Magazine • 19
  • 10. TOP 20 11. Tweezerman crystal vanity set Adding a little sparkle to your daily make-up routine, Tweezerman launches a magnifying mirror and tweezer set embellished in Swarovski crystal. Mirror £216; tweezers and stand £264; exclusive to Harrods. Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor 12. McQ top Signature tartan subversion comes courtesy of McQ with a cute strapless top, diagonally pleated to curve around the body. £625. Designer Studio, First Floor 13. Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Eighty years of chic reversibility are celebrated with a new release from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin, available in 18kt pink gold. £10,400. Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor 14. LeDix Véloce by Celsius X VI II Inspired by the aerodynamic lines and materials used in motor sport, Celsius X VI II has developed the LeDix Véloce, a micromechanical mobile phone in blackened titanium and carbon fibre. £204,300. Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor 15. Thairapy 365 RX Conditioning Tool Leading the field in restorative hair technology, José Eber launches the new Thairapy 365 RX Conditioning Tool, which repairs the hair follicle using infrared light and ultrasonic vibrating plates. £180. Way In, Fourth Floor 16. Georg Jensen rings Pavéd with black or white diamonds, Georg Jensen’s collection of 18kt white-gold rings can be stacked to create a personalised look. “Fusion” rings from £3,100. Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor 17. Polistas polo shirts With a royal following throughout the Middle East, Johnny Lynn’s Polistas label now includes replica polo team shirts for Qatar, Kuwait and Dubai. Polo shirt £119. Riding Equipment & Apparel, Fifth Floor 18. Harrods Own Label jackets Toning down the hardware and upping the luxury stakes, Harrods Own Label leather jackets include a sophisticated, fur-collared update on an original biker style. £749. Designer Classics, First Floor; and 19. Yoomoo Magnificentmoo Yoghurt gets decadent with the Magnificentmoo, Yoomoo’s Belgian chocolate flavour frozen yoghurt, topped with chocolate brownies, chocolate buttons, raspberries and 23kt gold flakes. £14.50; exclusive to Harrods. Yoomoo, Fourth Floor 20. Havaianas and Issa Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas has teamed up with fashion label Issa to create a collection of bright flip flops with trademark funky prints. £44.95; exclusive to Harrods. Swim, Fifth Floor20 Harrods Magazine •
  • 11. Visa de Robert Piguet, Parfum Extract 60ml Limited Edition. Exclusively at Harrods, Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor.futur • fracas • bandit • cravache • baghari • visa • calypso • douglas hannant
  • 12. Photo Jimmy Nelson white G/v s dia monds – tsavori te – sapphire – ruby - 18K white goldE xc lu siv e ly ava il a bl e at Har r od s f r om 2 0t h Ju ne to 3 rd Aug us t
  • 13. NEWSGUCCI’S PET- EarningÀ-PORTER their stripesCelebrating its 90th anniversary, Gucci is Nobody does an irreverent take onone of Italy’s most iconic brands, and a traditional British style quite likebyword for high-end glamour. Launching Paul Smith. Never diluting his designchildrenswear last year, Gucci offers a vision, Smith takes inspiration fromscaled-down take on the house’s glossy his catwalk shows, then cleverlyaesthetic. All the brand’s signatures adapts them for the younger audience.are there, including equestrian Undoubtedly the cool kids’ choice,motifs and the double-G logo. Smith’s collection includes pinstripeAnd exclusively for Harrods, suits teamed with Converse andthe collection of cute animal signature striped shirts for boys; girlsbags, belts, passport holders can toughen up delicate tulle floraland headbands comes in dresses with heavy velvet and long,baby pink. Bag £399; striped socks. Paul Smith jacketexclusive to Harrods. from £179, shirt from £99.95Available from Baby and trousers from £119;Shop and Children’s Converse trainers from £28.Designerwear, Available from Baby Shop,Fourth Floor Children’s Designerwear, Children’s Shoes and Junior Collections, Fourth Floor DOODLE TIME Michelle Obama, Madonna, Michael Jordan and Naomi Campbell have all succumbed to the neon charms of ToyWatch’s bright timepieces. Now the brand introduces the Toytoy collection of children’s watches, which allow budding designers to show off their artistic skills. Each soft silicone watch comes with a selection of interchangeable coloured bezels and bright felt-tip pens to customise the straps. £85. Available from Children’s Designerwear and Junior Collections, Fourth Floor FUTURE Frustrated by the lack of desirable baby-changing FENDISTAS bags, fashionable fathers Stephen Upton and Blame it on the A-listers. Hollywood Trevor Hayward put their heads together to progeny are now working looks so create SugarJack. The idea was simple: to produce fabulous they put their parents’ a collection of nappy bags that didn’t look like attire to shame. Romeo Beckham nappy bags, yet fulfilled all the practical is on best-dressed lists; Suri requirements. First, they designed a line of Cruise wears Roger Vivier elegant handbags, which they then flats; and Willow Smith has customised. The debut collection become fashion’s front-row includes slouchy shoulder bags, favourite. The latest brand to structured totes and boxy satchels miniaturise its aesthetic for in a palette of brick, tan and the next generation is Fendi. blush. Best of all, a detachable Launching last season, the organiser – which comprises a AW11 sophomore collection has changing mat, bottle holder all the attitude of the main line and and all the essential pockets includes camel swing coats, wool duffle and compartments – can be coats with oversized buttons, and impossibly removed when nappies and cute Champagne-coloured velvet dresses bottles are no longer required, with heart or devoréd logo prints. Cue some giving the bag a second lease seriously stylish children – and envious of life. “Hannah” bag £249. adults. Left Coat £389; Right dresses Available from Baby Shop, £249 each. Available from Baby Shop and Fourth Floor Children’s Designerwear, Fourth Floor Harrods Magazine • 23
  • 14. NEWS That je ne sais quoi NEW IN MEN’S GROOMING The new season isn’t just about a wardrobe makeover, as a selection of grooming products also debuts. Here are three of the best out now: The latest addition to quintessential English perfumery Penhaligon’s Anthology heritage collection is Esprit du Roi. Created in 1983, the scent has been re-released as a lush, woody citrus. 100ml, £98 Ten years of intensive research have enabled Lancôme Men to decode the essence of youthful skin. The new Génific HD youth activating skin and eye concentrates are the result; both help keep skin soothed, radiant and replenished. Youth Activating Concentrate 50ml, £55; Youth Activating Eye Concentrate 15ml, £39 A brand synonymous with Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo has released a men’s edition of last year’s Attimo. Attimo pour Homme is a fresh yet woody Oriental fragrance. 100ml, £64. All products exclusive to Harrods. Available from The Gentleman’s Lounge, Lower Ground Floor; Perfumery, Ground Floor; and Pea coat £439. Available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor; and TRIBUTE TO THE MONT BLANC In today’s technological age, there’s something alluring about the timeless charm of pen and paper. Devotees of the handwritten word have long been enticed by Montblanc pens. In the latest collection, Tribute to the Mont Blanc, the century-old brand honours the summit from which it took its name. The iconic Meisterstück is given a makeover in white lacquer with gold or platinum detailing, and the forefront of each pen is engraved with a depiction of the Mont Blanc massif and the names of its peaks. Best of all, profits from the collection will support projects and organisations that work to protect and maintain the mountain range. £725. Available from The Writing Room, Lower Ground Floor TEE TIME Diesel’s When Riccardo Tisci sent his comfort zone models down the Givenchy AW11 menswear catwalk wearing shirts emblazoned with Men as well as women have to deal with snarling pit bulls, the message one of life’s recurring sartorial dilemmas: was loud and clear: statement how to reconcile what’s comfortable with T-shirts are back, and the what’s stylish. After all, practical apparel kitschier the print the better. has a tendency to be at best boring and, There’s no shortage of ways to channel the look. Art Director at worst, distinctly unstylish. The latest Aimee David’s goth-lite brand e.vil has already acquired a cult innovation from Diesel addresses this following for its cheeky slogans and graphic prints. Lending a very quandary. The jacket and trousers tough yet tongue-in-cheek accent to an outfit, this season’s e.vil in the Jogg-jeans collection are made collection includes skull motifs. Meanwhile, a young talent to from a hybrid of denim and jersey. A watch is Bolton-based artist Rael Gough, who has extended his circular weaving technique creates a light, repertoire to include quirky T-shirts. Gough’s cartoony designs soft fabric with 360-degree elasticity. take in an eclectic range of influences; his cheerfully imagined The indigo dyeing and Diesel detailing “Hand of God – The Littlest Heavyweight Champion” (above) mean they have the look of jeans, but the features a bizarre Beano-esque illustration. Rael Gough T-shirt comfort and stretch of sweatpants. £79.95; exclusive to Harrods. Available from Men’s Lab, From £169. Available from Men’s Lab, Lower Ground Floor Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com24 Harrods Magazine •
  • 16. NEWS Forward march Franco Moschino’s design philosophy was refreshingly without pretension: “Fashion should be fun and send a message”. This attitude remains at the heart of Moschino under the tenure of his successor and protégée, Rossella Jardini. Fittingly, therefore, Jardini’s message for AW11 is that masculine tailoring – one of this season’s dominant trends – can be flirty, feminine and, of course, fun. The catwalk played host to a procession of tailored, military-inspired tailcoats and double-breasted jackets with girlish accents like embellished lapels. Alternatively, for full-on femininity, Jardini’s whimsical cocktail dresses came with ruffled peplums or in satin with knotted necklines and nipped-in waists. New to Harrods. Left Jacket £875 and trousers £349; Right Jacket £2,025 and trousers £529. Call of the wild Available from Designer Collections, First Floor Under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy is a brand with serious fashion bite. Tisci’s Scottish darkly romantic vision integrates Gothic, religious, even fetishistic elements into the rarefied world of Parisian fashion. The AW11 collection was lauded POWER With 195 years’ worth of archives to play with, as one of the season’s strongest, featuring velvet Clare Waight Keller’s latest Pringle collection pencil skirts, satin varsity jackets, organza shirts is a play on the Scottish brand’s heritage. The designer’s innovative treatment of the house’s and leather dresses. The play between masculine signature knitwear includes Lurex wool lace, and feminine is summed up in Tisci’s panther motif compact felts and tweed bonded onto leather, (which looks set to acquire cult status this lending the collection a sculptural edge. The collection introduced two of autumn’s biggest winter). Seen on silk scarves, the panther trends: silhouettes take their cue from graphic adds a hard edge and a new snarl to this ’60s lines, while there’s just the right amount quintessentially ladylike accessory. of home-spun charm on a funnel-neck coat Top Scarf £199; exclusive to Harrods. Available from with raw edges. New to Harrods. Dress £795. Scarves, Gloves Hats, Ground Floor Available from Luxury Collections, First Floor FRESH FROM Fendi’s AW11 SWEDEN fur collection New York, London, Milan and Paris There were many interpretations might get all the glory, but forward-thinking of fur on the AW11 catwalks, from followers of fashion are tuning in to the Thom Browne’s beaver-trimmed blazers design talent emerging from Stockholm. to Balmain’s rock-chick Mongolian-lamb Joining the charge is Dagmar, the brainchild gilets. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia of sisters Kristina Tjäder, Karin Söderlind Venturini Fendi’s collection was prim with and Sofia Malm. The siblings describe their an undercurrent of luxe bohemianism, designs as “arty chic” – think relaxed classics teaming fur pieces like a short-sleeved with slightly off-kilter detailing; coolly coat with shoulders collaged in fox, stylish rather than overtly trendy. With mink and chinchilla with ribbed tights, an AW11 collection incorporating loosely hair bands and tweed skirts. Or for old- structured tunics, chunky Art Deco-inspired Hollywood glamour, their sleek mink knits, and a luxe take on sportswear with a jacket with crystal collar is just perfect. sequined sweatshirt, resistance is futile. Fendi coat £9,150; exclusive to Dress £139. Available from Harrods. Available from International Way In, Fourth Floor Designer Room, First Floor26 Harrods Magazine •
  • 18. Chocolate Double Heart BeatMade by handto tou your heartFrederique Con ant passionately supports ar y.We donate the co of a life-saving heart scanfor ea Frederique Con ant Double Heart Beatwat sold. Through donations to the InternationalChildren’s Heart Foundation and the AmericanHeart Association, we promote our campaign tocure ildren w h heart malfun ions.LiveyourpassionFine Jewellery Wat Room, Ground Floor.
  • 19. ZEITGEISTPeople places in the air in July and August BY LAURA JORDAN BEN FELSENBURG FASHION Valentino although the definition has evolved,” explains the duo. An intimidating conundrum faced Maria Grazia AW11’s storming ready-to-wear collection is a tour Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli when they took the de force, celebrating what the duo describes as “the creative reins at Valentino: how to remain respectful uniqueness and culture of couture”. Each piece evokes to the house’s heritage while making the brand relevant the designers’ favourite moments from Valentino’s to a new generation. It is a challenge the designers heritage. So they give us intricately crafted versions have risen to with conviction, achieved by walking of the dresses they have made into signature pieces what fashion journalist Tim Blanks described as “a – teasingly short skirts balanced with high necks and demure-naughty divide”. Their Rockstud accessories long sleeves, executed in sheer chantilly lace or – ladylike bags and kitten heels adorned with embellished with frothy organza flowers and trompe biker-esque studding – offer a fitting metaphor for what l’oeil feathers – as well as tiered evening gowns, leather the duo does so well: modern elegance with a harder trenches and cardigan jackets with metal studs. As the edge. The designers’ skill at invigorating traditional duo explains, “The fantasy-based aesthetic of couture, Valentino design codes and infusing them with a which might have looked out of step with the times a modern, flirty, even dangerous spirit has won them a decade ago, seems to chime with a new generation of hip following including Alexa Chung, Florence Welch consumers. To us, couture exists to make people TOP Chiuri and and Michelle Williams – girls who like to do pretty dream, and this is all women want.” Piccioli; CLOTHING, FROM LEFT Valentino with a hint of subversion. “Beauty has always been the Available from International Designer Room, gown £7,560 and key concept at Valentino, and that remains true today, First Floor dress £4,230 Harrods Magazine • 31
  • 20. FESTIVAL Vintage at the Southbank A concept developed by Red or Dead founders Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, last year’s award-winning Vintage at Goodwood was a celebration of the best British fashion, film, art, design and food from the 1940s to the 1980s. This summer, the party moves to the Southbank Centre. As part of the Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations, the Royal Festival Hall will be transformed into a vintage playground. Ten nightclubs – including the ’40s-themed The Torch and the ’70s-inspired Soul Casino – will be jostling for room alongside catwalk shows, DJ sets, make-up parlours and bars and restaurants, while the main auditorium will host live music performances. The Southbank’s outdoor spaces, meanwhile, will feature a vintage marketplace selling clothes,Tug-of-war at last accessories, mid-century homewares and records. This promisesyear’s Vintage festival to be festivalling at its most fabulous. 29th to 31st July at the Southbank Centre THEATRE The Tempest The performances by Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient, Schindler’s List and The Constant Gardener have established him as one of the great movie stars of our time, but let’s not forget he first made his name as an acclaimed Shakespearean actor. Now Fiennes is returning to his first love; he recently made his film directorial debut at the helm of Coriolanus, and in Trevor Nunn’s production of The Tempest he inhabits one of the most bewitching of all stage roles. Prospero is the wizard and ruler of the magical island where the drama of love and life’s meaning plays out. The play is by turns comical and poetic. Part of Nunn’s first season as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Tempest is an opportunity to see Fiennes in his first stage role for three years, as he takes on what is widely believed to be Shakespeare’s final play. Ralph Fiennes From 27th August at the Theatre Royal Haymarket FILM The Princess of Montpensier The Princess of Montpensier delivers all that you might want from a costume drama – epic action, romance and, of course, exquisite costumes – but with the added edge of a touch of realism. Based on the novel written by Madame de la Fayette in the 17th century, the film is set during the bloody civil conflict that tore through France the century before. The young and beautiful Marie de Mézières has fallen in love with the Duc de Guise, yet her father has other dynastic plans, and she is married off to the Prince de Montpensier. When her husband goes to fight in the war, the princess has to negotiate the dangers of illicit romances and the intrigue of the royal court. Mélanie Thierry is a captivating screen presence in the lead role, with strong support from Lambert Wilson as the ageing nobleman Comte de Chabannes, while Bertrand Tavernier directs. MUSIC House of Rufus: Five Nights of Velvet, Glamour and Guilt Pop star, torch singer and opera composer are but a few of the many faces of Rufus Wainwright. Now the breadth of the singer-songwriter’s talent has earned him the honour of being the first solo artist to be given a residency at the Royal Opera House. Over five nights, Wainwright will be giving full rein to his versatility; he will perform his tribute show to Judy Garland, sing alongside his critically lauded sister Martha, and present a concert version of his opera Prima Donna, the story of an ageing diva. For many fans, theMélanie Thierryand Gaspard Ulliel highlight will come as he takes to the stage with his father, Loudonin The Princess of Wainwright, for their first performance together in the UK. TheMontpensier elder Wainwright is one of the great modern folk artists, and it will be fascinating to witness the melding of his sound with his son’s idiosyncratic sensibility. 18th to 23rd July at the Royal Opera House Rufus Wainwright32 Harrods Magazine •
  • 21. ZEITGEIST DANCE Premieres Plus: The Heart of Carlos Every generation of ballet has its great stars, and right now dance has the charismatic Carlos Acosta. Since he emerged from Cuba in the Nineties, Acosta has lit up stages across the world with a technical brilliance that has placed him as an inheritor of the mantle of Nijinsky and Nureyev. Premieres Plus: The Heart of Carlos showcases the star’s athleticism in a programme that applies his classical technique to nine modern choreographic works. These include Two by Russell Maliphant, Simon Elliot’s The Emotional Architecture, and pieces accompanied live by the Pegasus Choir. Also performing is Zenaida Yanowsky, the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. 27th to 30th July at the London Coliseum FILM Larry Crowne Those who saw Tom Hanks’ directorial film debut – 1997’s small- but-perfectly-formed pop music comedy That Thing You Do! – will celebrate the fact that he has finally got around to making his second feature. He takes the lead, too, in this comedy romance about a Carlos Acosta company man who is a regular candidate for employee of the month, but who in middle age suddenly loses his job. However, all is not lost: Julia Roberts in he embarks on a new existence by getting himself a moped, going to Larry Crowne adult education classes, and falling in love with his teacher, played by Julia Roberts. Reuniting the stars who showed such chemistry in Charlie Wilson’s War, Larry Crowne can be filed as a dependable date movie or, should you need it, as an effervescent emotional pick-me-up. FILM The Conspirator It is 1865 and the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The republic is enraged, and when Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the mother of one of the apparent conspirators, is apprehended, her fate seems to be sealed before her trial has begun. As her lawyer (James McAvoy) also wrestles with his suspicions of his client, the case becomes a test of the legal system and the right to a fair trial. Directed by Robert Redford and also starring Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline and Evan Rachel Wood, this is carefully crafted, engaging cinema with themes that strike a modern chord. MUSIC Mark Ronson The Business Intl. It is impossible to escape the sound of Mark Ronson; even if you The Conspirator haven’t heard him as a DJ, chances are you’ve come across his production or songwriting for Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse or Adele. But Ronson is also a talented recording artist in his own right. His 2007 covers album Version reworked tracks by Radiohead, The Smiths and Britney Spears, while last year’s release, Record Collection, featured a mash-up of British hip-hop, classic pop and the beats of a New York-style Eighties block party. Part of the Greenwich Summer Sessions, this concert by Ronson and his band at the Old Royal Naval College promises to be an equally eclectic affair. 27th July at the Old Royal Naval College THEATRE Anna Christie The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill was lauded for the pioneering realism of his dialogue back in the 1920s, and his plays are still works of searing drama. Anna Christie is one of the most hard-boiled and yet emotional of O’Neill’s works. Struggling to escape the events of her past, the title character is reunited with the father who sent her away from home at five years of age. New-found love with a sailor, Mat, offers hope for the future – if only she can keep her secrets from him. Anna is played by Ruth Wilson, whose Stella in theThe Conspirator Rex Features Donmar’s A Streetcar Named Desire was a triumph in 2009; opposite her as Mat is Jude Law, in a role of grit and dark romance. From 4th August at the Donmar Warehouse Tickets for productions are available from Ticket Bureau, Lower Ground Floor; tel. 020 7225 6666 Mark Ronson Harrods Magazine • 33
  • 22. INTERVIEW Watch this FACE Introducing four young talents set to take the British arts scene by storm BY FLEUR FRUZZA/ PHOTOGRAPHER LORENZO AGIUS FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB HOLLIDAY GRAINGER ACTRESS, 23 See her in: Bel Ami/The Borgias/Jane Eyre “My first experience of the stage was a play I did two years ago at the Donmar Warehouse. I’ve never been to drama school and everyone in the play was a RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art] graduate. I learned so much from them. It was an intense experience because my character kills herself. I hanged myself on stage every night for eight weeks! It was massively draining. But I love the stage – I think you have a lot more control over your character. On screen, if I’m playing a role that’s close to my personality, I can dip in and out. My favourite role has been playing Emily in The Scouting Book for Boys. I felt like I knew her as soon as I read the script. If I’m playing a role that I have to go and ‘look’ for, I try to keep hold of it. I want to be able to do a range of things. I’ve done a lot of period drama so now I’d like to try comedy or something grittier and contemporary. I loved filming The Borgias – it was like one long school-holiday camp. It has been recommissioned for another series, and I’m looking forward to it because my character, Lucrezia, hadCredits TK Images a phenomenal real-life story – I can’t wait to play it out.” Jason Wu top £750, exclusive to Harrods; M.C.L earrings £665 Harrods Magazine • 35
  • 23. LUKE TREADAWAYACTOR, 26See him in: Cheerful Weather forthe Wedding/Attack the Block/Clash of the Titans“The first acting role I had was whenI was three, playing a daffodil in thevillage pantomime. I wore green tights,a green jumper, and I had no lines.When I saw Home Alone, I thought,that would be fun to do. But I didn’tsee it as a potential career until I gotinto LAMDA [London Academy ofMusic and Dramatic Art]. One role that will always remain dearto me was playing Albert in War Horseat the National Theatre, because we allhad a hand in creating the parts beforegoing into rehearsals. To see it now onBroadway is amazing. A hundred years ago there was onlythe stage, so I think it’s bizarre thatthere are actors who have never donethat and only been on screen. I don’tthink one is better than the other, butthe process is very different. In theatreyou go through the character’s journeyevery night. I love the adrenaline ofthat. But you can achieve things onfilm that you could never do live. Recently I’ve enjoyed filming Attackthe Block – it was enjoyable, escapistfantasy. Clash of the Titans was also alot of fun to film – hard work, but a lotof fun. I lost two stone for that part.I ran for eight miles a day and ate verylittle. I felt that the character needed tolook like he begged for an apple a day,not that he frequented Pizza Express. If you don’t court fame, you can avoidgetting caught up in it. I hope I keepgetting to do good stories with gooddirectors. That’s what it’s about.”J. Lindeberg jacket £299; Bottega Venetashirt £359; DG trousers £219; Dolce Gabbana belt £239
  • 24. INTERVIEWSUNDAY GIRLSINGER, 22Hear her sing: “Stop Hey”/“Self Control”/“Four Floors”“Some people naturally dance or draw– I always loved singing. When I was14, I was spotted by a manager singingcovers in a bar. From there I workedwith loads of different songwriters tocome up with my sound. But untilI was 17, I was terrified of singing infront of people, so my mum took meto a hypnotist. It sounds ridiculous,but it worked. It was kind of magic. How would I describe my sound?That’s always a hard one. My voiceis a bit delicate, ethereal, floaty. It’sheartfelt. It’s happy/sad...and quitecolourful, I hope. I think you caneither chase what’s fashionable, what’srelevant – or you can just do what youwant. I can’t dance, and I’m not trainedin singing, so what I do is organic.I’ve written my latest album with myfriend Jim Eliot, who’s a bit geekybut brilliant; he wrote Kylie’s “All theLovers”. Sunday Girl is a bit DIY. Onstage I’m a bit vulnerable, lanky, a bitawkward. And I’m happy for people tosee that – to see that it’s real.”Chanel dress £21,410; Mawi necklace £297;M.C.L ring £445 Harrods Magazine • 37
  • 25. INTERVIEW ANNABELLE WALLIS ACTRESS, 26 See her in: Pan Am/W.E/The Tudors “I was a naughty child who never learned my lines and never went to rehearsals. In one instance, I ended up improvising a whole play. Afterwards, everyone complimented me on my performance, but I think it only looked good because I’d messed up everyone else’s! Afterwards, my teachers told me acting was the road I should take, so I decided to pursue it. I was really ballsy. I walked into an agent’s office and said, ‘I’m going to do this no matter what. Are you going to help me or not?’ Recently I worked on W.E with Madonna. She’s amazing. None of the stories you read about her are true – she was great to work with. Since then I’ve been shooting Pan Am alongside Christina Ricci. It’s a series that’s just been picked up by ABC in which I play a British spy. It’s all about strong women turning their backs on the conventions of the ’50s and ’60s. It’s good to finally get a role where you’re not the accessory to a man. I’m more choosy about my roles as I get older. I want to be believable, and in order to do that I try to search out intelligent roles that I can relate to. My mother always used to say to me, ‘I don’t mind what you do as long as you’re being true to who you are. Just be you.’” Bottega Veneta dress from a selection; M.C.L cuff £4,545 and ring £1,160 Hair KEIICHIRO HIRANO at DW Management Make-up LIZ MARTINS at DW Management Stylist’s Assistant BECKY BRANCH Available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor; Designer Jewellery and Men’s Designerwear, Ground Floor; International Designer Room, First Floor; and harrods.com38 Harrods Magazine •
  • 26. modern rock candy® in 18k gold WiTH gemSToneS. ©2011 iPPoliTa®. all rigHTS reSerVed.
  • 27. Year of the snake The best of the best surface pattern has slithered its way across bags and shoes, scarves and clutches. Coiled and ready to wind itself around your affections for yet another season, snakeskin looks set to stay PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITH CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Yves Saint Laurent scarf £375; Zagliani clutch £2,120; Alexander McQueen clutch £1,495; Lara Bohinc shoes £690; Angel Jackson bag £385;Jimmy Choo shoes from a selection. Available from Egyptian Hall, Room of Luxury, and Scarves, Gloves Hats, Ground Floor; and The Shoe Salon, First Floor Harrods Magazine • 41
  • 28. SLUG FASHION In the night garden This season, adventurous fine- jewellery designers are finding inspiration in nature’s animal magic PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITH CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Roberto Coin spider bracelet £13,000; Chaumet yellow-gold, diamond and sapphire “Bee My Love” ring, price on application; Chopard rose-gold and diamond “Turtle” ring, price on application; Boodles platinum, 18kt yellow-gold and tourmaline ring £36,200; Boucheron white-gold, diamond and sapphire “Hathi” ring £23,100. Available from Fine Jewellery Watch Room, Ground Floor42 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 30. FASHION MATTHEW WILLIAMSON CAROLINA HERRERA MATTHEW WILLIAMSON MISSONI I VERSACE n the fashion world, the new year starts Feathers in September. It’s in autumn/winter that designers explore new ideas, setting J. MENDEL the style agenda for the next 12 months GUCCI (summer, for all its loveliness, is often just DE LA RENTA a diluted version). AW11’s eclectic clash of textures and fabrics, of serious masculine BURBERRY PRORSUM OSCAR tailoring versus ladylike structure and Fur flirty girlishness, gives us plenty to play with. BECKHAM VICTORIA NINA RICCI MARNI The grande dame of winter materials is fur. Choose from uptown refinement at Carolina Herrera, or Studio 54 style with Gucci’s pink ERDEM stoles. Fendi and Matthew Williamson do high- Forties end bohemianism with their shaggy gilets. Phoebe CÉLINE Philo patchworks sleek mink at Céline, while Oscar de la Renta’s fox coat is echoed in a trompe l’oeil print dress. Every season, a fresh take onFENDI OSCAR DE LA RENTA the classic trench sparks waiting lists at Burberry Prorsum. Christopher Bailey has created a ROLAND MOURET collection of knit and fur coats and jackets that MIU MIU will have the fashion pack begging for a cold snap. ELIE SAAB AW11 encourages a playfulness of textures. Avian chic makes an appearance with feather minidresses at Matthew Williamson and on 2011 ice cream-coloured marabou gowns at Missoni. Versace owns the rights to the scene-stealing Autumn/Winter dress, and this season’s royal blue minidress with a feather train has va-va-voom in abundance. Velvet polarises opinion, but this season its plush opulence demands attention of the right kind in regal pieces like Ralph Lauren’s deep- burgundy gown. The richness of the fabric is the perfect amplification for Erdem’s painterly prints and also lends itself excellently to texture contrast, panelled against sheer chiffon at Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli and Proenza Schouler. Sequins come oversized and armour-like at Prada for winter. Elie Saab does head-to-toe sparkle on his full-length gowns, while the Time to get grown up. This season BOTTEGA VENETA shimmer continues on Carolina Herrera’s knits.requires feathers and fur, sequins and lace, Dolce Gabbana, meanwhile, goes kitsch with sequined knee-length dresses accessorised with plus a ladylike attitude to match purse belts and socks. Oscar de la Renta delivers BY LAURA JORDAN a molten-gold column gown and Peter Dundas scores a fashion coup for Emilio Pucci with a dangerously split, asymmetric emerald-green gown with sequined panels – Beyoncé snapped it up for her “Run the World (Girls)” video. Fashion loves nothing more than a metaphorical BOTTEGA VENETA rummage through a vintage closet. This season’s LANVIN DOLCE GABBANA big news is the ’40s, signalling a return to structure. Sleeves are full or three-quarter length Lace and worn with gloves at Marni and Erdem,CHLOÉ where skirts hit the knee. Waists are nipped in Dolce Gabbana Anthea Simms at Roland Mouret and Elie Saab, while the latter also gives them curve-enhancing peplums. VALENTINO Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping takes inspiration Capes LANVIN from Charles James, which is manifested in ANTONIO BERARDI belted coats and sweetheart necklines. Miu Miu’s JASON WU ’40s homage is served up with cheeky knowing BALMAIN and exaggerated silhouettes, while Consuelo CHANEL Castiglioni’s Marni may look to the ’40s, Harrods Magazine • 45
  • 31. FASHION CAROLINA HERRERA DOLCE GABBANA OSCAR DE LA RENTA ELIE SAAB GIVENCHY ROBERTO CAVALLI but it retains the dishevelment for which the label is known. Victoria Beckham continues her charm offensive of the fashion pack with an accomplished Sequins collection of structured dresses. The flirty counterpoint to the ladylike charms ERDEM of the ’40s is the leggy silhouette of the ’60s. Shift dresses, pleated minis, graphic prints and beehive hair make an appearance at Bottega Veneta, Prada and Versace. Stefano Pilati and Nicolas Ghesquière Winter GUCCI access their houses’ iconic archives, with knee-high florals boots and flicky minidresses at Yves Saint Laurent, while at Balenciaga, Ghesquière takes inspiration EMILIO PUCCI from Cristóbal Balenciaga’s cocoon coats. For those who like something altogether harder, LANVIN masculine tailoring allows girls to be boys. There are tuxedos at Balmain and military-inspired coats at Moschino. No worries about a lack of sexiness; this look is confidently alluring. Channel model Arizona Muse in tuxedo trousers, an unbuttoned white shirt PRADA and jacket thrown nonchalantly over the shoulders VALENTINO at Michael Kors, and accessorise with Ralph Lauren’s bow ties and cummerbunds. Perhaps the most surprising take on the trend came from ELIE SAAB Chanel, where Karl Lagerfeld sent his models down a post-apocalyptic catwalk in almost grungy suiting. Another tomboy favourite, the parka, is back. No longer the preserve of students and Oasis groupies, the parka’s new luxe interpretations come in mustard-hued fur at Bottega Veneta, ROBERTO CAVALLI with leather sleeves at Matthew Williamson, and sleek and fur-trimmed at Roland Mouret. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON For a romantic alternative to a coat, consider a cape – bow-fronted at Chloé, tweed at Chanel or in goatskin at Lanvin, while a shearling version at Balmain pulls all the attention to the shoulders. For those who found summer’s trend for lace Velvet too twee in white, for winter it is moodier and EMILIO PUCCI sexier in black. Leading the charge is Dolce Gabbana, whose dresses reveal pin-up-style ERDEM underwear beneath. Antonio Berardi also indulges his naughtier side, while subtle trims at Jason Wu and irresistibly frothy concoctions from Bottega Veneta embrace the lace’s prim prettiness. Flowers aren’t just for summer, and the A-listers, with instant access to runway samples, have already picked up on winter’s versions. Sarah Jessica Parker has sported Elie Saab’s abstract floral gown, ParkasDolce Gabbana, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent Anthea Simms Jennifer Lopez has worked Gucci’s bustles of flowers, Madonna chose Miu Miu’s lily of the valley ROLAND MOURET print, and hip starlets have been seen in Valentino’s RALPH LAUREN BOTTEGA VENETA demure-yet-naughty dresses covered in appliqué. It’s impossible to predict Christopher Kane’s PROENZA SCHOULER move each season, and AW11 is no exception. Kane’s vision chimes perfectly with the zeitgeist for the homespun. This look is a luxe take on DIY fashion, with feathers at Roberto Cavalli, tribal textiles at Etro, and naïve embellishment at Balmain. That’s the thing about autumn/winter: you never know where it’s going to take you. HMN Available from Designer Collections and International Designer Room, First Floor46 Harrods Magazine •
  • 32. How to wear an ALL-IN-ONE ETRO Once over your own (and everyone else’s) preconceptions, you may just find yourself loving a jumpsuit BY LAURA BARTON It may have taken you several seasons to contemplate the Craft chic notion of the all-in-one. After all, can anyone ever look dignified while wearing what is, essentially, a glorified ROBERTO CAVALLI babygro? And does any other outfit offer quite so many lavatorial conundrums? These are important questions, CHRISTOPHER KANE of course, and so it is with delight that I can exclusively reveal that the answers are: firstly, yes; and, secondly, no – except, perhaps, a leotard with tights. But it is the first point that concerns us the most. You are, after all, an adult, so how best to sport a piece of clothing that is generally reserved for napping children and car mechanics? BALMAIN First, brace yourself for sideways glances. As you stroll across the restaurant in your fabulous grey cashmere Michael Kors all-in-one or your slinky black silk J Mendel jumpsuit, do not be startled by the eyes that lift and come to rest upon your ensemble; do Masculine not wince at their furrowed brows. Rather know that tailoring they are simply trying to establish nothing more than whether you happen to be wearing a dress or trousers. Quite how such a detail has become a matter of critical importance is a great mystery, but know this: by the end of the season you will no longer be unsettled by many people staring, essentially, at your crotch. The second rule of the all-in-one is to not shout about BALENCIAGA it. Yes, it can feel liberating to strut about in a piece of Sixties clothing that combines the wearability of a dress with the practicality of trousers. But exercise a little restraint; if you start leaping about in your Balmain catsuit, it will PRADA lose a little of its mystique. Likewise, there should be no high-kicking in your elegantly draped white Yves Saint Laurent number, no matter how pleasantly it swooshes against your ankles, or how many martinis you’ve had. Remember that the jumpsuit can bestow upon the wearer a certain air of authority, and you must use this responsibly. Casual onlookers (and the fashion-backward) may be unaware that your lovely multi-pocketed tweed all-in-one is both Chanel and very much on-trend,YVES SAINT LAURENT BURBERRY PRORSUM and may mistakenly think that you are in a position of power – an astronaut, say, or a police diver. And in your double-breasted, gold-buttoned Emilio Pucci jumpsuit, CHANEL a passer-by might assume you are a member of the RAF. Try to let these confused people down gently. Explain that you are merely sporting this season’s must-have, and that you are in no way qualified to mend their carburettor or fly them into the stratosphere. With a degree of patience, you may find that you are able to transform their disappointment into excitement MOSCHINO about this new fashion trend. J Mendel Anthea Simms Available from International Designer Room, First Floor FROM TOP Michael Kors £999; Chanel £3,860; J Mendel £2,675; Laura Barton is a feature writer for The Guardian. Emilio Pucci £2,550; Balmain £1,850; Yves Saint Laurent £3,099 She also writes for Q, The Word, Vogue and Red
  • 33. FASHIONI f there is a manifesto for the glamorous shoe fanatic, it comes – appropriately – from Tom Ford, champion of the towering heel and author of the statement, “Shoes are always the most important thing because they are who you are. They change the way you move.” Ford is, of course, the undisputed master of blending the stylish and the sexy – a fiendishly difficult feat and one that enabled him to dictate the zeitgeist and dominate the fashion landscape in the Nineties and through to the mid-Noughties at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. After a six-year hiatusfrom womenswear (during which time he applied his searing, sharpvision to men’s tailoring, cosmetics and filmmaking), Ford returnedlast year, much to the delight of women who like their glamour old-school, their clothes sexy and their heels high. One gets the impression that jeans and trainers are not part ofthis Texan’s lexicon; that, in his world, leisurewear is something ofa profanity. The Tom Ford style is unmistakable; it’s dangerouslylow-cut velvet trousers, unbuttoned fluid-silk shirts, heavily jewelledgowns, fur, leather, lace, smoky eyes, bronzed skin and risqué adcampaigns. It’s pure sexiness anchored in unabashed confidence anda hedonistic ’70s vibe. It’s an aestheticperfectionism, an impeccable, couture-like attention to detail and luxury,sharp tailoring, bold corsetry andsilhouette-exaggerating structure. Andit’s as utterly irresistible as it ever was. The AW11 collection’s footwearis so lust-inducing, it promises tomake even the most jaded shoeaholicweak-kneed and faint-headed. Thereare pink-sequined sandals and python-skin courts that show off the perfectamount of toe cleavage; lace-up,open-toed ankle boots; and sumptuousvelvet sandals with gold detailing. Butit is his laser-cut boots that are thefemmes fatales of the show. These suedethigh-high boots – or, to use the lyricalFrench word cuissardes – possess justthe right amount of fetish-luxe. Theyare a statement piece, yet they sit abovetrends. And they are, of course, sexy.Seriously sexy. They require morethan just impossibly long legs; bootslike this require major attitude anda snake-hipped swagger. One canimagine them on any number of strongstyle icons, from Carine Roitfeld toBeyoncé. Never mind shoes being themost important thing; when we’retalking cuissardes courtesy of Mr TomFord, they’re the only thing. –By Laura Jordan Tom Ford boots £4,200. Available from The Shoe Salon, First Floor
  • 34. FASHION/INTERVIEW in his collections for Moncler Gamme Bleu, andSILENT HERO his Brooks Brothers collection, Black Fleece. “My work is indirectly influenced by that time in the ’50s and ’60s when guys wore a uniform in the form of a suit,” he says. “That is the sensibility I like – the uniformity. I like how clean and good most guys looked at that time, as opposed to now. Now there’s too much choice. Leaving guys to choose is not always the best plan; most guys don’t choose well.” As he talks about the importance of uniform and formality, Browne reveals himself to be an impeccably dressed bundle of paradoxes. Despite being quiet, he is a full-on rebel, albeit a cerebral one. For example, despite his strong allegiance to mid-20th-century suiting, Browne interprets it in such a way that the sum of the parts is completely modern: the jackets are shrunken, and the trousers cropped and slim. In his bid to revisit the old, he achieves something entirely new. “I think sometimes designers use references so literally that they’re not really designing anything; they’re basically just making it all over again,” he says. There is both an American influence and a The quiet man of fashion formality at the core of Browne’s aesthetic, which is, is behind the clamouring curiously, anti-establishment. In a world of baggy jeans and T-shirts, the buttoned-up smartness of revolution in menswear. Now Browne’s designs makes for a refreshing tonic. Thom Browne has applied his Furthermore, for Browne, uniform is not about homogenisation and lack of individuality; rather, it shrunken suiting aesthetic to a is a liberation or, as he puts it matter-of-factly, “It new collection of womenswear frees you up to think about much more interesting things than what you’re wearing.” BY LAURA JORDAN Browne might be one of the defining tastemakers of PHOTOGRAPHER RYAN MICHAEL KELLY our times, but during his early years in Pennsylvania FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB he had no interest in design. “Fashion was the furthest T thing from anything I ever thought about. I was a typical American kid, interested in sports and school,” here is an anonymous man in he says. He went on to graduate in economics and New York to whom contemporary then ended up in LA, trying to make it as an actor. menswear is indebted. We know Despite a few commercial gigs, Browne confesses, little about him apart from the “I didn’t get any work, so that was a good motivator fact that one of fashion’s arch to figure something else out.” And so what was provocateurs, Thom Browne, Hollywood’s loss turned out to be fashion’s gain. identifies him as the epitome When Browne headed back east to New York in of someone whose sense of style is 1997, he was already dressing in vintage clothes, bang on the money, someone who inspired him back which he would tailor down for himself, developing in the genesis days of his era-defining label. “There was a personal style that would become the basis of his this old guy in my neighbourhood, when I first moved distinctive aesthetic. He did a stint in the Giorgio to New York, who looked like he wore variations of Armani showroom before joining Club Monaco, the same vintage Brooks Brothers suit every day,” where he rose to the position of Design Director. Browne explains. “He always looked completely cool. In 2001, he left to form his own label. But I have no idea who he was. Or is.” This is the The shrunken Thom Browne silhouette has won Thom Browne definition of style: “Anybody who is huge popularity over the past decade, filtering into cool without looking like they’ve tried too hard.” the mainstream via geek chic and Mad Men, and Browne is every bit as stylish, sharp and downright winning industry acclaim with the 2006 Council of cool as you would expect. Even to the untrained Fashion Designers of America Menswear Designer fashion eye, when he makes his quiet entrance of the Year Award – as well as the priceless approval among the flurry of people and activity in the of Anna Wintour. Indeed, it is an aesthetic that has vast Williamsburg studio on the day of our shoot, become so popularised, it’s easy to forget how against identifying the designer in the pack is a no-brainer. the grain he was back in the early Noughties. His With his trademark cropped, narrow suit, smart shoes, early collections were met with some confusion. no socks, and umbrella held on the crook of his arm, “I was designing clothes because I liked them Browne not only embodies his brand, he also stands for myself,” he says. “My first collection wasn’t out among the jeans, caps and plaid shirts that have an overnight thing, because nobody was doing it, become a uniform in this hip enclave of Brooklyn. and people actually recommended that I change it Yet the idea of uniform is something Browne to more of what was going on at the time. Being has long been intrigued by; it is a theme that runs the stubborn person that I am, I didn’t want to. I throughout his designs for his own label, as well as wanted to make sure I was doing something that f50 Harrods Magazine •
  • 35. FASHION / INTERVIEW ON HER Thom Browne coat £8,150, shirt £339 and trousers £850; Christys’ hat £139; Harrods Own Label cane £129; Penelope Chilvers boots from a selection ON HIM Thom Browne suit £1,600, shirt £229 and tie £149; shoes designer’s own; Christys’ hat £139; Harrods Own Label cane £129 Harrods Magazine • 51
  • 36. FASHION/INTERVIEW mock-weariness, “It’s what we do – right, Thom? We drive everybody crazy, but in the end they love it!” Browne knows how to entertain, that’s for sure; but the shows are about more than just spectacle. “I like to give life to the collection,” he says. AW11 is the designer’s second full womenswear collection, and the first with a catwalk show. As theatrical as expected, the suitably hushed surroundings of the Edna Barnes Salomon Room of the New York Public Library were decorated like a church, setting the scene for models in nuns’ habits to disrobe, revealing the outfits beneath. Browne concedes that, as with the menswear, the collection might not be an overnight success, but gives his audience enough credit to “figure it out” after a while. Browne’s biggest challenge was not finding a vision for the womenswear, but rather the technical aspect of fitting a woman’s body. “Menswear is so easy, because I can put the stuff on myself,” he says. But, unsurprisingly, there is a tangible synergy of vision between the menswear and the womenswear. “The big connection between them is the tailoring,” he explains. There is no dilution here. Womenswear pieces, Browne says, “are as seriously tailored as the men’s”. The collection is sharply, meticulously cut and formidably structured. The familiar cropped silhouette appears in narrow keyhole trousers that sit above the ankle, shrunken tuxedo jackets, slim-line shirts and knits. The flared cashmere coat with beaver trim was originally a longer piece, which Browne chopped to unveil a “Sonja Henie ice-skating sensibility”. More voluminous shapes are introduced in the form of bubble skirts and tiered, f wasn’t out there, and I knew that if I liked it myself then there had to be somebody else who liked it as I want to put well.” Luckily for men who demand a little more ideas in front of from their clothes, Browne’s conviction paid off. So does the designer live up to his reputation as a people that make provocateur? “That’s the whole point of it,” he says. them think. I like “I want to put ideas in front of people that make them think. I like to provoke people either to really to provoke people like it or really hate it. I don’t want to be middle of either to really like the road; I’d rather go either way.” Browne’s legendary shows are where this it or really hate it. provocative streak is most evident. In the monotony I don’t want to be of Fashion Weeks, his conceptual shows reject the typical formula and make for unforgettable theatre – middle of the road a legacy, perhaps, from his acting days. “When people are seeing so many things in one week, I think it’s important to do something that they’ll remember,” he says. From AW11’s 18th-century-inspired dinner party, in which models got up to promenade around the table, to SS11’s “astronauts” stripping off their TOP Thom Browne jacket £3,899 and dress space suits to reveal full collection looks beneath, £3,999; Christys’ hat £139; Harrods Own and Moncler Gamme Bleu’s SS10 swimming-pool Label cane £129 RIGHT Thom Browne dress £2,599; Christys’ extravaganza, his shows are certainly memorable. hat £139; Harrods Own Label cane £129 and Miki Higasa, Browne’s PR and friend, laughs with bow tie £49.95; Wolford tights £32.9552 Harrods Magazine •
  • 37. FASHION/INTERVIEW flared dresses and jackets, yet the effect is still lean and sculptural. The collection is quietly, knowingly sexy. As Browne notes, the masculine aesthetic might not be for everyone. “But for me, that is very sexy – as opposed to an overtly feminine, girly kind of sexiness. My way of making it sexy is actually pulling it back into almost the opposite, which I think is both more interesting and a very confident, sophisticated fashion.” Sure, people might not “get it” straight away. But Browne is not in the business of instant gratification. His womenswear is bold and intelligent; there is a longevity to his no-frills approach, which allows craftsmanship and cut to speak for themselves, rather than relying on superfluous detailing and embellishment. Browne’s womenswear was never going to be simply a “shrinked-and-pinked” version of his menswear, but rather an extension of his vision and design philosophy. And, as he is quick to point out, he knows his craft and he respects his audience. “The last thing the world needs is another womenswear designer,” he says. But, as anyone who knows Thom Browne will agree, the last thing he will ever be is just another designer. HMN Available from Men’s Designerwear, Ground Floor; International Designer Room and The Shoe Salon, First Floor ON HER Thom Browne coat £4,099 and dress £2,899; Christys’ hat £139; Harrods Own Label cane £129; Wolford tights £33 ON HIM Thom Browne suit £1,600, shirt £229 and tie £149; Christys’ hat £139; Harrods Own Label cane £129 Hair AMY FARID at Kate Ryan Inc Make-up SUZY GERSTEIN at Kate Ryan Inc Model CHLOE at Wilhelmina54 Harrods Magazine •
  • 39. The most lip-smackingly hot trend for autumn is all about red PHOTOGRAPHER ISHI / FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB58 Harrods Magazine •
  • 40. FASHIONTHIS PAGETory Burch shirt £479; Current/Elliott jeans £189; Mawi earrings £249; Chloé “Paraty” bag £1,945; Alexander McQueen boots £1,170 OPPOSITE PAGE Haute Hippie jacket £1,250; Wild Fox T-shirt £79.95; Notify trousers £790; Erickson Beamon ring £229
  • 41. THIS PAGE Dagmar sweater £275; Notify trousers £230; Joseph belt £85; Erickson Beamon ring £249; Church’s boots £280 OPPOSITE PAGE Alice by Temperley cape £339; Equipment Femme shirt £235; Citizens of Humanity trousers £249; Joseph belt £85; Erickson Beamon necklace £429; Christian Louboutin boots £63560 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 43. FASHION Junk Food T-shirt £29.95; Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt £770; Erickson Beamon earrings £289; Mawi ring £22962 Harrods Magazine •
  • 44. FASHION SLUG Adam sweater £255; Mink Pink skirt £67.95; Erickson Beamon brooch £435; Mawi bracelet £359; Alexander McQueen boots £630 Hair LESLIE THIBAUD at Airport Make-up TIINA ROIVAINEN at Airport Model WEI CHIUNG LIN at Union Fashion Stylist POPPY ROCK Photographer’s Assistant Credits TK Images HENRI DE CARVALHO Available from Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor; Contemporary Collections, Designer Studio and The Shoe Salon, First Floor; Way In, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com64 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 48. FASHION WILD THING I think I love you A laid-back approach from the coolest menswear brands pitches tweed against nylon, stripe against check, dressing up against dressing down. Looking slightly dishevelled has never been more elegant PHOTOGRAPHER DIEGO MERINO FASHION EDITOR MITCHELL BELK Credits TK Images Hackett gilet £169; Thom Browne jacket £1,350; Junk de Luxe sweater £159 and jeans £129; Moncler hat £11068 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 50. FASHION THIS PAGE, TOP Bottega Veneta sweater £899; Acne shirt £199; Sunspel vest £26.95; Junk de Luxe jeans £129; Tateossian necklaces from a selection (top) and £269 THIS PAGE, BOTTOM Dunhill jacket £650; Hugo Boss Black shirt £119 and boots £295; Acne shirt (worn around waist) £199; Armani Jeans jeans £449; Tateossian necklace £269 OPPOSITE PAGE Michael Kors sweater £199; Christopher Kane scarf (worn around waist) £115; Harrods Own Label belt £129; 7 For All Mankind jeans £219; Tateossian bracelets from £94.9570 Harrods Magazine •
  • 51. FASHION Burberry Prorsum coat £2,000; Tateossian necklaces from a selection (top) and £26972 Harrods Magazine •
  • 52. No ideal is greater than those found in legends and fairytalesSelinunte Archaeological Site Luxury CoLLeCtions, First FLoor Men’s taiLoring, ground FLoor
  • 53. FASHION TOP Thom Browne jacket £1,100; Dolce Gabbana shirt £179; Michael Kors scarf (tied around waist) £129; Neil Barrett trousers £129; Tateossian bracelets from £94.95; Grenson boots £225 LEFT J. Lindeberg T-shirt £57.95; Neil Barrett waistcoat £329; Lee jeans £79.95; Moncler hat £110; Tateossian necklaces from a selection (top) and £269 and bracelets from £94.95 Grooming NINA BECKERT at Soho Management using Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Dior Homme Model ROBBIE WADGE at D1 Fashion Stylist POPPY ROCK Photographer’s Assistant DAVID LAU Stylist’s Assistant BECKY BRANCH Available from Men’s Accessories, Men’s Contemporary Casuals, Men’s Lab, The Men’s Shoe Salon and Men’s Underwear, Lower Ground Floor; Men’s Designerwear, Ground Floor; and harrods.com74 Harrods Magazine •
  • 54. Exclusively at Harrods Worldwide, Perfumery, Ground FloorAlessandro Gassman
  • 55. Eau so fashion Nothing captures a fashion brand’s DNA like a fragrance; it’s the bag, the shoe and the ready-to-wear distilled into one small bottle. Say hello to the latest from three of the world’s best houses PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITHFROM TOP Burberry Body eau de parfum 85ml, £75; Emilio Pucci Miss Pucci Intense eau de parfum 75ml, £70; Elie Saab Le Parfum eau de parfum 90ml, £71.50 All fragrances exclusive to Harrods. Available from Perfumery, Ground Floor; and Harrods Magazine • 77
  • 56. BEAUTY High five Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals her best of the best fragrances for July and August 1. When I first encountered 2. The mark of a truly 3. No fragrance house can 4. Molton Brown products 5. I’ve often thought that Annick Goutal, it seemed stylish bag is that it needs no capture the mood of a place have been my bathroom Acqua di Parma’s female to me to epitomise the introduction. And to any quite like Bond No.9, which essentials for years, so fragrance collection – understated elegance that is fashion connoisseur, the is why I asked the brand to I was intrigued and thrilled Le Nobili – is the olfactory peculiar to Paris. I instantly most instantly recognisable create a fourth fragrance for when the brand told me it equivalent of a chic, fell in love with every single bags are by Bottega Veneta. Harrods. Following on from would be launching a fine impeccably groomed Italian fragrance. This year, Annick Tomas Maier, the creative the originals – Harrods for fragrance collection. And woman. As subtle as they are Goutal celebrates its 30th brains behind the brand, Him and Her, and last year’s it’s been worth the wait. elegant, both Iris Nobile and birthday, and to mark doesn’t just advocate luxury Harrods Rose – comes Navigations Through Scent Magnolia Nobile are created this, Annick’s daughter – he has reinvented it, Amber, a unisex fragrance is a line of six unisex with the best natural raw Camille has created a scent ensuring superlative quality that perfectly captures fragrances that take materials, and have become dedicated to her mother. and craftsmanship are summer in the city. The inspiration from different modern classics. Acqua di Mon Parfum Chéri – a nod behind every creation. Now, scent was inspired by destinations that are all Parma’s latest addition is to Annick Goutal’s 1998 excitingly, the philosophy London, the “capital of pivotal to perfume making. Gelsomino Nobile, a scent perfume Petite Chérie, extends to fragrance. Italian cosmopolitan”, which is Iunu, for example, is a spicy that features jasmine from created for Camille – is a bergamot, Indian jasmine reflected in heart notes of floral with Egyptian Calabria as its central note. sophisticated chypre with and Indonesian patchouli rose and jasmine, grounded jasmine at its heart; Lijiang It’s as delicate as you would notes of iris, powdery violet, have been combined to with a base of amber, musk is based on osmanthus expect, yet grounded in plum and patchouli, and is create Bottega Veneta eau and oud, and introduced by absolute, tea and silk from Italian history inspired by inspired by the Hollywood de parfum, inspired by the mellow top notes of saffron China; while Rogart is the Medici family’s movie stars of the 1940s. Venetian countryside. and nutmeg. Bond No.9 inspired by the smoky, 16th-century Florentine Mon Parfum Chéri eau de Bottega Veneta eau de Harrods Amber eau de woody scents of Canada. gardens. Gelsomino Nobile toilette 100ml, £80 parfum 75ml, £75 parfum 100ml, £250 100ml, from £55 each eau de parfum 100ml, £94 All products exclusive to Harrods. Available from Beauty Apothecary and Perfumery, Ground Floor; and harrods.com78 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 58. BEAUTY MISS HEAVEN SCENT gets intense When the sun is pulsing, the air close and the horizon hazy, it’s easy to eschew any scent that isn’t a clean, light-as-air concoction. This is a shame. Although I’ve long been a citrusy-freshness freak, intense fragrances can be right for certain moods in summer. After all, think how nature ramps up the headiness of its scents in the sunshine. Picture all those vibrant Mediterranean flowers that bloom in the heat. And imagine the dark, meditative sanctity inside sun-bleached temples filled with smoky incense. So, talking of big hitters, I’ve become a fan of Sisley’s Eau du Soir. It’s gin- crisp to start, but soon ushers in intoxicating floral chypre notes. Despite the name, it’s perfect for when you want some grown-up glamour during the day. In fact, Countess Isabelle d’Ornano, Company Vice-President of Sisley, told me, “The inspiration was the gardens of the Generalife in the Alhambra in Spain. On May evenings, there’s an extraordinary smell of syringa flowers. This is where the name Eau du Soir comes from – it’s not because it should be worn in the evening.” Saying that, Oriental scents do come into their own at night. Serge Lutens’ latest,Vitriol d’Oeillet, is a dusky spin on carnation, with a sultry violet dry down Serge Lutens Vitriol that has a lingering, powdery scent. d’Oeillet 50ml, £78; Another scent that perfumistas rave Robert Piguet Visa 60ml, £300, exclusive about is Robert Piguet’s Visa, a re- to Harrods; Creed orchestrated version of the 1945 original. Royal Oud 75ml, £175, It’s ripe with peach, pear, bergamot, exclusive to Harrods; Sisley Eau du Soir ylang ylang and rose resting on 100ml, £146; Guerlain sandalwood, vanilla beans and leather, Spiritueuse Double with an accent of burnt sugar. Vanille 75ml, £150, exclusive to Harrods. I started seeing vanilla in a whole new Available from light after visiting Polynesia. Until then, Beauty Apothecary and Perfumery, my association was strictly cake mix and Ground Floor; and ice cream. But having ambled through lush gardens where vanilla grows, now it simply smells exotic. Indeed, Guerlain’s new Spiritueuse Double Vanille has been created to conjure up a boat journey, with echoes of the ship’s wooden hull, packed with rum and spices. In short, it reminds me of far-flung destinations. As does the scent of oud. And Creed’s new Royal Oud takes a distinctive road. Spicy and earthy, with notes of pink pepper, angelica, bitter green galbanum and Lebanese cedar, it’s as airy as it is sultry, like light shining through lattice, piercing and patterning dark shadows. –By Jan Masters Jan Masters contributes to Vogue Nippon and Marie Claire80 Harrods Magazine •
  • 59. Chloé Christopher Kane Victoria Beckham Prada Best beauty Matthew Williamson TRENDS Antonio Berardi Ralph Lauren Carolina Herrera EtroAll models Anthea Simms Kenzo Harrods Magazine • 81
  • 60. Giorgio Armani Moschino Emilio Pucci DKNY Bottega Veneta Nina Ricci Donna KaranValentino
  • 61. Roberto BEAUTY CavalliDSquared2 Versus Jason Wu Nicole Farhi Diane von Furstenberg Gucci Missoni Available from Beauty Apothecary, Cosmetics and Lifestyle Beauty, Ground Floor; and
  • 62. PROMOTION Natural beauty For more than 40 years, Parisian haircare brand Leonor Greyl has been crafting natural products that are A-list must-havesW hen a haircare brand has celebrity stylists like Andy Lecompte and Johnnie Sapong using its products on Madonna and Kate Moss, it must be doing something right. Add to that countless awards over its 43-year history, and it becomes clear that Leonor Greyl is not just doing something right, but also creating something rather special. Since 1968, the Parisian beautybrand has been advocating the efficacy of natural ingredients. The brand’sfounder, Leonor Greyl, established the company at a time when using naturalingredients was unusual. She set about building a beauty brand that not onlymade effective, natural haircare products but also became recognised as aspecialist in the field. Today, the range comprises treatment, cleansing, andstyling products, all now available in-store. Huile de Palme is one of the heroproducts, made up of 97% natural vegetal oils – including organic palm oil– that soften and protect the hair. The deeply restorative Masque Quintessenceand Masque Fleurs de Jasmin also use oils and amino acids to nourish the hair. Leonor Greyl Huile deAnd then there is the Shampooing Reviviscence, which was selected for Palme £25 and ShampooingMadame Figaro’s Star Beauty Prize by a jury that included Monica Bellucci Reviviscence £40. Available from Pharmacy, Lowerand Catherine Deneuve. The shampoo is formulated with sea lavender and Ground Flooramaranth extracts for cleansing and repairing worthy of the A-list.
  • 63. BEAUTYShh...Discovering which best of the best beauty products areused by the best of the best professionals is a prettygood place to start in the quest to looking (seemingly)effortlessly beautiful. Four beauty-industry expertsdivulge five of their must-have products BY FLEUR FRUZZA MARY GREENWELL VAISHALY PATEL International make-up artist Facialist and skincare guru1. Sisley Celluli-Pro Slimming 1. Bobbi Brown Rich ColorComplex Lip GlossPut simply, this product really works. I have worn Bobbi Brown’s lip glossI have been using it religiously for in Pink Buff for years. It’s the perfectabout three years and my cellulite has colour for my skin tone. I like mycompletely disappeared. I massage it lips to be natural with a hint ofinto my thighs and buttocks every day colour, and it makes my mouth lookafter my bath. I love the way it smells – luscious and full. £14.50herbal with a slight hint of mint – and 2. Chantecaille Future Skinit absorbs completely, leaving my skin Foundationfeeling wonderfully soft. 200ml, £111 Chantecaille’s Future Skin is a2. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous gel-based foundation, which makesSatin Lip Colour it feel like a second skin. Plus theThe texture of this lipstick is fabulous: coverage is great – it makes yourgreat colours and good coverage but skin appear flawless without lookingnever dry. Rouge Allure lasts a long like you are wearing make-up.time on the mouth so your lips always 30g, £55feel moisturised and look great. £24 3. Creed Silver Mountain Water3. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream I really love this fragrance – it’s soAll La Prairie products are terrific, but unusual and very fresh. My husbandthis really works on me. My face looks wears this and it always makes me golifted, illuminated and satin-soft after weak at the knees when I smell it onapplication and, after using it for some him – or anyone else! 75ml, £135time, I feel the texture of my skin is 4. Essie nail polishmore youthful. 100ml, £452 Essie’s nail polish in Cabi-o-lait is4. Dior Skinflash Radiance the only colour I wear on my hands.Booster Pen It’s a solid, baby-pink colour thatThis pen comes in five colours and is really complements my skin tone.still the best radiance pen out there. I’ve never found another shadeIt is a perfect under-eye concealer, like it. £10as it diminishes shadows and 5. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Isseyimperfections, and it also helps This is my all-time favouriteto define and sculpt the face. £25 fragrance. I have worn it every5. SK-II Facial Treatment Mask single day for 20 years. It’s freshSK-II’s mask has become a real classic and floral and is the only fragranceand is a fabulous booster for tired skin. that does not irritate my senses.It’s great to use before an important With other scents I’ve tried, there isnight out when you want your skin to always something in the fragrancelook flawless and youthful, or just to that I don’t like. But as soon as Imaintain a glowing complexion. smelt L’Eau d’Issey, I fell in love£57 for pack of 6 with it. 100ml, £68.50 Harrods Magazine • 85
  • 64. BEAUTY RUBY HAMMER ANNALISE QUEST Cosmetics company founder Harrods General Merchandise and make-up artist Manager, Beauty 1. Aveda Tourmaline Charged 1. Bobbi Brown make-up Exfoliating Cleanser Bobbi Brown is my make-up bag Using Aveda’s exfoliating cleanser staple, and I’ve just fallen in love with is my first step in prepping my two new products. The Creamy Lip face. The cleanser smells lovely, it Color in Blue Raspberry is really makes me feel clean and refreshed, versatile; it goes with everything. and my skin is left receptive to And the Luminous Moisturizing moisturiser. I use this on everybody Foundation lives up to the name, I work with. 150ml, £20.50 creating a dewy, summery finish with 2. Sisley Phyto-Svelt Global a perfect level of coverage, so you can Intensive Anti-Cellulite hide all the imperfections and keep Contouring Body Care a healthy, natural glow. Lip colour I adore the new Sisley Phyto-Svelt £16; foundation £29 Global bodycare lotion for its 2. Slendertone Face cellulite-busting properties. It’s Everyone has heard of Slendertone. Its my go-to product before the latest gadget, Slendertone Face, works bikini season. It allows me to look just like the original but is specially toned when I’m on a shoot in a hot recalibrated to lift and tone the facial climate and I don’t have masses of muscles. I love this product not just for time to exercise. 200ml, £123 its firming benefits, but also because it 3. HoneyBelle and BabyBelle stimulates circulation, producing bodybuffers glowing skin even when I’ve missed In the same vein, I am enchanted more than a few hours’ sleep. £305 by the new HoneyBelle bodybuffer. 3. Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica It helps with cellulite, but I find Kiehl’s has a knack of creating leap- the massaging action even more off-the-shelves products. Rosa Arctica helpful in terms of stress-busting. is the brand’s latest – and it provides I use it on my arms, shoulders, instant results. Already the talk of New stomach and legs. There is a new York, the youth-regenerating formula mini version, BabyBelle, which I supercharges skin to restore hydration, can’t wait to take away. HoneyBelle reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve £385; BabyBelle £295, exclusive firmness. It’s my new skincare essential. to Harrods 50g, £45; exclusive to Harrods 4. Shiseido Automatic Lip 4. Bliss Triple Oxygen team Crayon and Clinique Bliss Triple Oxygen facial products Chubby Stick Moisturizing are my secret “sleep in a jar” beauty Lip Colour Balm weapons. Perfect for at-home use or I always use these two lip products. to travel with, they are so impressive The Shiseido Automatic Lip I can use them straight off the red-eye Crayon in LC1 Beige defines and from New York and still look refreshed makes lips look fuller, followed for my first meeting of the day. by my new discovery, Clinique’s Mask 100ml, £40 Chubby Sticks. These fat, chunky 5. Roja Parfums pencils line, fill, and add colour Roja Dove is an inspirational figure in and shine – brilliant. Clinique the fragrance industry and a bit of a Chubby Stick £14; Shiseido personal hero. There’s not a lot he Automatic Lip Crayon £19 doesn’t know about perfume, and his 5. Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer new scent brand, Roja Parfums, is a Last but not least is Philip wonderful addition to the Perfumery. Kingsley’s Elasticizer. It conditions In the Roja Trilogy, he has created true and helps protect hair from sun chypre, floral and Oriental scents that damage, chlorine, over-use of hair capture the essence of authentic dryers and straighteners or curling perfumery. 100ml, £175 tongs. I have fine, thin hair, but Available from Beauty Apothecary, I always get compliments on the Cosmetics, Lifestyle Beauty and shine and silky feel of it thanks to Perfumery, Ground Floor; and this product. 500ml, £52.50 harrods.com86 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 67. Strawberry fields forever Wilkin Sons berries are ripened longer for optimal sweetness and picked with extra-tender loving care. The result is a mouthwatering – if all too fleeting – seasonal delicacyBY PATRICK MCGUIGAN / PHOTOGRAPHER ANDERS SCHØNNEMANN / FOOD STYLIST SEIKO HATFIELD Harrods Magazine • 89
  • 68. FOOD D uring the summer months, a strange, high-pitched noise can sometimes be heard emanating from the strawberry patch at Wilkin Sons’ 1,000-acre farm at Tiptree in Essex. What might at first be mistaken for the call of an unusually large bird is in fact the sound of dozens of fruit pickers whistling in a desperate attempt to stop themselves from devouring the irresistibly sweet summer fruits. “Try whistling and eating a strawberry at the same time – it’s impossible,” says farm director Chris Newenham. “It’s a trick fruit pickers have used for generations. If they’re not whistling, they’re not earning money.” The Wilkin family knows a thing or two about strawberries and the pitfalls of picking them; they’ve been farming at Tiptree for nearly 300 years, and have held a royal warrant for making jam and marmalade for a century. Arthur Charles Wilkin, the great-grandfather of Chairman Peter Wilkin, cooked up the first batch of the company’s famous Tiptree jam back in 1885; the farm still grows much of the fruit for its preserves. Orchards of greengages, morello cherries and Victoria plums grow at the farm alongside such “forgotten” fruit varieties as quinces and medlars. Rather than spraying with pesticides, the company But it is the company’s summer fruits – especially uses natural control methods, calling up an army of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries – that are bugs to do battle with the insect invaders. Parasitic its finest horticultural achievements. So delectable wasps are used to take out the whitefly, while tiny are these mouthwatering berries that in recent years predatory mites are introduced to hunt down a limited amount has been saved from the jam- destructive red spider mites. “The arsenal of bugs we making pots to be sold fresh in punnets. can use is increasing all the time,” says Newenham, Delicate of flesh, with an intense sweetness, a “and it means we can keep pesticides to a minimum.” Tiptree strawberry is the perfect expression of a The approach is part of a wider philosophy at long, hot English summer and a world away from Wilkin Sons that is aimed at farming in a way the bland, rock-hard strawberries flown in by that minimises harm to the environment. “We’ve supermarkets during the winter months. recently planted eight hectares of new woodland “Our fresh strawberries are a breed called Elsanta, and four kilometres of new hedgerow, and planted but it’s how they’re grown and handled that makes field corners with wildflowers to create beneficial them so special,” says Newenham. “We allow the habitats for wildlife,” Newenham says. “Since then, fruit to ripen longer on the plant than most other populations of brown hares and skylarks have producers do. A berry picked later has had time for returned to the area. It’s lovely to hear the larks the sugars to fully develop. They’re sweeter and more singing as you’re picking – much nicer than aromatic than your average strawberries.” listening to an iPod!” This delayed approach to harvesting is also taken Not that the fruit pickers have much time for with Tiptree Tulameen raspberries, which are left to A berry standing around listening to the birds. A good picker develop into a velvety, soft fruit with a balance of will collect 15kg of strawberries in an hour, with up acidity and sweetness. The company’s blackberries picked later has to 450 people in the fields at the height of summer. are similarly high in natural sugars, thanks to a new had time for the The majority of them are locals and international variety called Karaka Black, which was imported students who come back year after year to stay at four years ago from New Zealand. sugars to fully the farm’s beautiful camp sites. “Blackberries can be disappointing, because they tend to be very sharp,” Newenham says. “Most develop. They’re “We put 12 months of effort into a crop, but if your pickers are not up to speed or don’t know what people end up stewing them rather than eating them sweeter and more they’re doing, they can destroy the fruit in no time at fresh. But the Karaka Black is much sweeter than other varieties. We’re in one of the sunniest parts aromatic than all,” Newenham says. “We’re looking for people who can pick like lightning, but who have delicate fingers.” of the country, which means the berries get enough your average A willpower strong enough to resist a freshly picked light and warmth for the sugars to develop properly.” The strawberry season runs from May to October, strawberries English strawberry is also a useful attribute, but almost everyone gives in now and again. HMN with raspberries starting a little later and blackberries picked for only six weeks or so at the height of Available from Food Halls, Ground Floor summer. The plants are trained along wires so that the fruit gets as much exposure to the sun as possible. The neatly staked-out lines of plants are an agreeable sight, Patrick McGuigan contributes to Square Meal, but under the leaves a war is being waged on pests. TOP Wilkin Sons’ farm in Essex The Spectator and Fine Food Digest90 Harrods Magazine •
  • 69. NEWS BEST OF THE PIZZA BEST FISH PERFECTION If half a lobster and some tiger prawns sound like your ideal gourmet pizza topping then The Pizzeria is your dream destination. As well as serving up all the classics, The Pizzeria is also known for its spirit of adventure. Along with the theatre of spinning wheels of pizza dough, Scallops you can expect some innovative little topping combinations you won’t find anywhere else. For the ultimate Italian experience, enjoy your pizza with a glass of sparkling wine from the Canti Prosecco Bar. The Pizzeria will relocate to the Second Floor in August Sea bass Superior oils On the last day of shooting his 1998 film Elvis and Marilyn, Italian director Armando Manni’s son Lorenzo was born. Eternally grateful for his apt timing, Manni set about creating a range of foods dedicated to him. His extra-virgin olive oils Per Mio Figlio (“for my child”) and Per Me (“for me”) are made from a Salmon rare olive found on Monte Amiata in Tuscany. The age-old olive trees bear fruit low in acidity and silky on the palate, with a delicate bouquet. The oils are considered among the world’s best, valued by top chefs such as Thomas Keller and Heston Blumenthal. From £55 for two 100ml bottles. Available from Food Halls, Ground Floor; and Prawns Sweet temptationDover sole, salmon, scallops and wild turbot Alamy; caviar and sea bass iStockphoto; prawns Stockfood There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread or pastry to tempt the taste buds. Boulangerie Patisserie, the relaunched in-store bakery, will feature sweet and savoury exclusives from La Maison du Chocolat, award-winning patissier William Curley and baker Paul Hollywood. A range Beluga caviar of Italian breads will be available, as well as viennoiseries with seasonal fruit, including a passion fruit and mascarpone croissant, and a raspberry and violet brioche. Other desserts on offer will include a sea-salted caramel chocolate slice and a choice of summer fruit flans. Boulangerie Patisserie will open in mid-July in Food Halls, Ground Floor Wild turbot RARE DALMORE WHISKY Named after the Greek goddess of dawn, The Dalmore Eos 1951 single- malt whisky is made in sherry casks and left to mature for nearly six decades. The result is an intense and complex whisky with evocative fruity scents of peaches and mangoes. On the palate are flavours of honeyed pear, pineapple, bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee with a lingering aftertaste of toffee, caramel and golden syrup. Just 20 decanters are in existence, stored in mouth-blown Portuguese crystal within a timber box. Dover sole £17,500. Available from The Wine Shop, Lower Ground Floor Harrods Magazine • 91
  • 70. FOOD A very good year BEST NEW-WORLD RED: Henschke Hill of Grace 2004, Australia (75cl, £430) Why: It’s the product of four tiny acres of Australia’s most famous vineyard. What they say: “Reveals a breathtaking aromatic array.” The Wine Advocate An oenophile’s guide to the best of the best Works with: A rich beef stew. wines and spirits and where to savour them Sip it in: A hillside bungalow at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. BY MIKE PEAKE BEST ROSÉ: Château D’Esclans Garrus 2008, Provence (magnum £230) Why: Only six barrels per vintage make this one of the world’s most BEST WHISKY: The Dalmore Eos 1951 (70cl, £17,500) sought-after rosés. Why: Only 20 bottles were released. What they say: “Soft, round and profound with a slight edge of spice.” What they say: “Intense flavours of toffee and caramel, orange, golden syrup Wine critic Simon Woods and cinnamon.” Richard Paterson, Dalmore’s master distiller Works with: Almost everything, but it is, perhaps, the ultimate picnic wine. Works with: Best savoured drop by drop on its own. Sip it on: The Rhône at Avignon. Sip it on: Loch Lomond, arguably Scotland’s finest lake. BEST EASTERN EUROPEAN WINE: BV by Enira 2007, BEST LIQUEUR: Prucia Plum Liqueur (70cl, £34.95) Bulgaria (75cl, £39.95) Why: This liqueur uses Japanese plums grown in France. Why: The Bessa Valley, a paradise in Eastern Europe, shows in the bottle. What they say: “A delightful sweetness that is carried along on a light, What they say: “Vintage 2007 wines are some of Bessa Valley’s most syrupy texture.” promising.” Works with: Mint leaves, lime juice, rum and soda water – the perfect mojito. Works with: Duck, ham, tuna and veal. Sip it on: South Africa’s luxurious Blue Train. Sip it in: The Royal Penthouse Suite at the King George Palace in Athens. BEST BORDEAUX: Château Batailley limited-edition BEST CHAMPAGNE: Belle Epoque 2002 (75cl, £120) collection case 1941; ’45; ’81; ’85; ’01; ’05 (six 75cl bottles £2,650) Why: It delivers a magnificent aromatic richness in the mouth. Why: It’s as close as you can get to time travelling. What they say: “A wonderful fusion of intensity and delicacy.” The Wine Shop What they say: “This case spans six decades of excellence.” The Wine Shop Works with: Shellfish, seafood and white meat. Works with: Rich, flavourful meats. Sip it on: A shiny new Sunseeker Predator 130. Sip it in: Saint Émilion, one of Bordeaux’s most picturesque areas. BEST RUM: Appleton 30yo (70cl, £495) BEST BURGUNDY: Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares 2008 Why: Jamaica’s Appleton Estate is regarded as the best in the Caribbean. (magnum £510) What they say: “A smooth, mellow sipper.” blog Why: Because this small house of grands crus consistently delivers. Works with: Tranquil surroundings. No nibbles required. What they say: “An impressive early clarity to the flavours of black fruits, Sip it on: Treasure Beach in Jamaica. pepper and herbs.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Works with: Beef, gamey meats and a good brie. BEST COGNAC: Tesseron Extreme (100cl, £2,750) Sip it in: The lawns of the sprawling Château Delande in Burgundy. Why: It borders on theatre – a tulip-shaped bottle, a deep, clear topaz inside, and ancient treasures from the Tesseron “Paradis” cellars. BEST NEW-WORLD WHITE: Peter Michael La Carrière What they say: “With eaux de vie dating back to the 1800s, this cognac Chardonnay 2009, California (75cl, £82.50) comes in a replica of the original bottles used at Tesseron.” The Wine Shop Why: It is grown on one of California’s most beautiful estates. Works with: A glowing fireside. What they say: “Reveals lovely notes of brioche, tropical fruit blossoms, Sip it in: The roof garden of the Belle Etoile Royal Suite at Paris’ Le Meurice. oranges, white currants and lemon butter.” Wine critic Robert Parker Jr Works with: Fresh fruits, smoked cheese and salmon. Mike Peake writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Sip it on: Keep it Californian and head for Torrey Pines Beach in La Jolla. The Mail on Sunday Available from The Wine Shop, Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com92 Harrods Magazine •
  • 71. Silver Room, Second FloorTelephone: 0207 730 1234 ext
  • 72. Message in a bottle In celebration of its 200th anniversary, Perrier-Jouët has designed an exclusive legacy Champagne, creating a precious gift that can be enjoyed across several generations L ike many great Champagne houses, Perrier-Jouët began with a simple love story. When a local cork merchant by the name of Pierre Nicolas Perrier met and fell in love with Adèle Jouët, they married, and celebrated their union by opening the Perrier-Jouët Champagne House in Epernay. The couple acquired vineyards in Aÿ, Mailly and the best Chardonnay Grand Cru plots on the Côte des Blancs, including Avize and Cramant. The Perrier-Jouët legacy now spans 200 years and encompasses an unbroken tradition of craftsmanship; the House has been overseen by only seven cellar masters during that time. Perrier-Jouët created the first dry Champagne in 1846, giving rise to the famous Brut style, which was introduced to cater to the palates of UK consumers. Its renowned vineyards span 65 hectares of land; these plots are rated 99.2% on the cru scale and have been passed down from generation to generation, each one shaping the House and safeguarding years of tradition, quality and luxury.94 Harrods Magazine Ë
  • 73. PROMOTION Perrier-Jouët’s vineyards have been passed down from generation to generation, safeguarding years of tradition, quality and luxury To mark its bicentenary, the House has created that reveal glimpses of the bottles; these were createdthe Perrier-Jouët Living Legacy – a Champagne to symbolise the gradual erosion of the chalk soilheirloom that honours its past while also reaching and the passage of time.out to future generations. The limited-edition Only 100 sets of Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire arePerrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire comprises two magnums available worldwide. Purchasing one will entitle theof the House’s prestige cuvée, Belle Epoque 1998, owner to visit the private home of Perrier-Jouët ina cuvée de grande garde selected specifically for its Epernay, the Maison Belle Epoque, where they cangreat ageing potential and characteristic Chardonnay learn about the House’s 200-year legacy and enjoyelegance. One bottle is kept by the buyer, while the one of the world’s most extensive Art Nouveauother is stored in their personal cellar in Perrier-Jouët’s collections, including pieces by Rodin, Toulouse-centuries-old cave in Epernay, to be enjoyed by a Lautrec, Majorelle, Guimard, Gallé and Lalique.chosen legatee up to 100 years in the future. The The guests will also meet Chef de Caves and architectbottles are accompanied by a “legacy journal”, in of the Belle Epoque 1998 Hervé Deschamps, beforewhich Bi-Centenaire owners can record their personally laying down their second magnum.memories and observations for the future recipients. Although the magnums will be enjoyed up The two magnums are housed in white sculpted to 100 years apart, both the current and futurecases specially designed by American artist Daniel owners of Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire will enjoyArsham. The cases are carved with Perrier-Jouët’s the crisp and floral flavours of the Champagne.signature emblem, the Japanese anemone, created by On the nose, Belle Epoque offers intense, perfumedleading Art Nouveau designer Émile Gallé in 1902. notes and sunny fruits of lemon, grapefruit andThe flower, which appears on the Belle Epoque pineapple with subtle hints of honey, royal jellybottle, became a symbol of not only the distinctive and milk toffee. On the palate, a single sip deliversfloral notes of Perrier-Jouët but also the House’s art a fresh and lively tang, together with a velvety mixde vivre – the art of living for which the French are of buttery, roasted notes, creating a deliciouslyrenowned. Arsham’s design also features cut-outs complex yet smooth Champagne. www.perrier-jouet.comOPPOSITE PAGE Perrier-Jouët Chef de Caves Hervé Deschamps,who will meet Bi-Centenaire owners at the House in Epernay Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire, limited editionTHIS PAGE, FROM TOP The entrance to Perrier-Jouët Maison of 100, price on application. Belle Epoque 2002Belle Epoque; a magnum of Bi-Centenaire with its carvedcase; the private cave where the Legacy magnums of six-bottle case £576 until 14th August. AvailableBi-Centenaire are stored for up to 100 years from The Wine Shop, Lower Ground Floor Harrods Magazine Ë 95
  • 74. Traditional Furniture, Third Floor
  • 75. Euro STARS Decorative, modern or quirky, the world’s most lauded interiors styles emanate from Europe’s most sought-after brands BY AMY BROOMFIELDBEST OF BRITISH DESIGN Opinion is divided on what makes a great British interiors brand. On the one hand are the traditionalists who have been tinkering away in workshopsfor centuries perfecting their lathe techniques. And then there are the eccentrics, who put a quirky slant on classic design. Smack in the centre ofthe former group is Osborne tableware, a brand that has maintained production methods that hark back to 1709 without compromising oncontemporary designs. Known for quintessentially English fabrics and wallpapers dating back 150 years, Sanderson commissions young artiststo update prints from its archives. R.E.H. Kennedy won its reputation over the last 60 years with military-style furniture with brass details.Meanwhile, Globe -Trotter has made suitcases since the 1850s using vulcanised fibreboard with smart leather corners and straps; their structuredshape and style made them popular with Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II. Flying the flag for contemporary British homewaresis Andrew Martin, whose bold Britpop-inspired designs include Union Jack prints and images of the Beatles. Meanwhile, Wedgwoodcontinually reinvents itself with collections that range from classic to quirky, but with gloriously reassuring amounts of quality. Harrods Magazine •
  • 76. BEST OF FRENCH DESIGN Among European designers, the French are universally held as the most imaginative. Drawing upon Baroque, Art Nouveau and Art Decoinfluences, French design is bold, elegant, glamorous and often impossibly delicate. Extravagant creations of crystal and glass like those madeby Baccarat would equally be at home in an art gallery as they would in a chic apartment. Lalique’s Manhattan vases and flacons are anhomage to the New York skyline, with black-and-white geometric patterns and Art Deco shapes. Christofle also mixes functionalityand sculptural design with a silver and crystal range, from the floating rings of the Vertigo collection to the more angular style ofArborescence. Haviland’s latest creations continue to develop the relationship between design and art, a signature that dates back tothe 1840s, when the brand hired such artists as Gauguin and Cocteau to paint its earthenware. And Roche-Bobois, whose profilewas raised with edgy fashion-designer collaborations, has art at its heart; the “Pianoforte” chair and “Sine Qua Non” sofas havealready become contemporary design classics.
  • 77. INTERIORS BEST OF ITALIAN DESIGN Italians know their furniture. From the highly decorative to the ultra-modern and functional, Italy is the authority on all things interiors-related – be theythings to sit on, at, or before. That the nation is expert at creating classical pieces comes as no surprise, given the Tuscan palatial influences; but Italy isalso peerless in the design and construction of minimalist pieces that are as practical as they are on-trend. Traditionally, Italian design can be definedby the quality of materials involved, from the world’s best marble and precious metals to the sorts of silks found at Rubelli, and the fine leathers andexotic skins seen in Fendi’s sofas and chairs. The leather for Milanese brand Valextra’s suitcases is pressed by hand; the technique dates back tothe 19th century and enables the leather to retain its softness. At Versace Home, a commitment to craftsmanship translates into highly ornatefine porcelain; and at Greggio, the simple yet elegant tableware has anti-tarnishing technology so that fine dining is not limited to specialoccasions. Meanwhile, Flexform has turned modular versatility into an art, providing sumptuous sofa systems in every conceivable shapeand size; while Pratesi sticks to perfecting pima cotton with bed linens fit for a princess. Harrods Magazine • 99
  • 78. INTERIORS Available from Crystal Glass, Luxury Dining, Luxury Gift Objet Room, Silver Room and Traditional Dining, Second Floor BEST OF BESPOKE DESIGN While seasonal catwalk trends have always influenced the world of interiors, an overarching mood in fashion for couture details and matchless quality is inspiring a new love for bespoke pieces in the realm of furniture and home accessories. Herend, for example, has a team of painters who can apply a design of your choice to its porcelain collections. Patchi will customise its silver pieces with a decorative border of your choice. Arthur Price can design tableware in gold plate and sterling silver, stainless steel or silver, and engrave each piece with the owner’s initials or family crest. Similarly, Carrs can design cutlery to match your crockery as well as personalise it. Wedgwood has launched a service to personalise its collections. And proving itself to be the ultimate bespoke cabinetmaker, Linley will reconstruct your home in miniature using intricate inlaid woods, and featuring hidden drawers and secret compartments.100 Harrods Magazine •
  • 79. Spring into summer with a bed that’s been 100 years in the making The Bed Studio, Third Floor SAVOIR BEDS SINCE 1905 London New York Paris Nice Berlin Prague Moscow
  • 80. 10 best-kept travel secrets Some hotels, destinations and adventures are so good that they have little need of promotion, and remain known only to the cognoscenti. Here are the top 10 travel secrets from our little black book BY JULIAN ALLASONA suite at Amankila 1 BEST Undiscovered destination The Indonesian island of Bali is celebrated for the laid-back beach culture of Jimbaran and the mystical atmosphere of the cultural capital, Ubud. Yet Bali’s unspoiled eastern regency is little known. Consequently, it retains its original charm, and is also blessed with an outstanding resort hotel, Amankila, inspired by the water palace of Ujung. For a memorable adventure, take a Jeep up to the rim of Mount Agung at dawn and walk down through rice terraces to the traditional village of Sideman, where textiles are still woven by hand. Harrods Magazine • 103
  • 81. 104 2 LIFESTYLEHarrods Magazine • 4 3 57 9 8 Burgh Island Getty Images; Sphinx Corbis; aeroplane iStockphoto 6 10
  • 82. IVANHOE BLACK Varius Collection The Varius Ivanhoe Black, a noble descendent of the famous Caran d’Ache Ivanhoe, demonstrates the tasteful alliance of Swiss Made expertise and technology. Its deep black coat of finely woven steel is treated with PVD, creating a rare blend of strength and elegance.The Writing Room, Lower Ground Floor
  • 83. LIFESTYLE City guide: Copenhagen The Danish capital is clean, green, and one of the most livable cities in the world. Plus Y it’s now become foodie heaven BY ROB CROSSAN ou want a table at Noma?” asked the bemused- sounding woman on the end of the phone. “Maybe you could try in three months’ time.” Suitably chastened, I began to take in the foolishness of my request for a last-minute table at the establishment commonly regarded as the best place to eat on the planet. But, fortunately for me, the explosion of interest in Noma has turned Copenhagen into Europe’s premier gourmet city; I had plenty of other options. Noma, the brainchild of René Redzepi – a graduate of the “mad professor gastronaut” school of cooking – is located in an old warehouse in the heart of Copenhagen’s Christianshavn neighbourhood. In recent years, the restaurant has been attracting foodies from across Europe for its radical Noma Alamy; Palm House, Photolibrary interpretations of Nordic cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. As a result of such dishes as shrimp in “sand” made from CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE ground starfish, and radishes and asparagus in “soil” made from malt, the The exterior and dining room of Noma, which reservation list at Noma – which opens three months in advance – tends was voted The World’s to fill up within half an hour. Best Restaurant 2011 in A clutch of new restaurants has opened recently, some of which are a list compiled by Restaurant magazine; a manned by ex-Noma staff. Take your pick from Relæ, a funky, casual classic fish dish from joint with an open kitchen where you can sit on bar stools and chat to the Relæ; the open kitchen at Marv Ben restaurant; chefs while they whip up the likes of pickled mackerel followed by veal the dining room at Relæ hearts with pepper sauce. Marv Ben takes its lead from the “nose-to-tail” school of Fergus Henderson at St John in London, offering dishes such CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT as deep-fried pigs’ ears followed by lumpfish roe (a local, cheaper variant A dish from Aamanns restaurant; the relaxed of caviar) with buckwheat and smoked cheese, served in a cosy gastropub surroundings of the Ny environment. And Aamanns serves Scandinavian “tapas” as well as the best Carlsberg Glyptotek art herring in town, served on dark and smoky rugbrød, a Danish rye bread. gallery; a suite at Hotel Kong Arthur; the Palm The tourism board calls Copenhagen the “Barcelona of the north”. But House in Botanisk Have here one finds none of the chaos of the Catalan capital. Rather, to stroll the streets after a meal (and you must walk; cars are all but banned from the city centre) is to immerse yourself in terraced avenues and bucolic parks awash with an atmosphere of refined yet bohemian conviviality. Begin your meander with a visit to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art gallery, just 10 minutes’ walk from the central train station and next to the Tivoli Gardens amusement park. Inside is a huge selection of works by Gauguin, who lived here briefly – and by all accounts unhappily – in the 1880s. In September, a major retrospective of his career begins; it includes the famous Polynesian nudes he painted after he left the city. Post-Tivoli relaxation doesn’t come much more chilled out than a hazy sunny afternoon in Botanisk Have, the pick of the city’s green spaces as far as locals are concerned. In the summer months, it’s possible to stroll around the Palm House – which is modelled on the one at Kew Gardens; and picnicking among the gems of Denmark’s flora is about as civilised an experience as it’s possible to have in any city. Bed down for the night at Hotel Kong Arthur, an imposing 19th- century former home for apprentice workers that recently underwent a makeover. Rooms on the ground floor lead out onto a multilevel courtyard, and the greenhouse-style breakfast room serves a buffet each morning with bread supplied by a local organic bakery called Emmerys. The staff are unfailingly effervescent, but don’t try asking them to get you a last-minute table at Noma – even the best concierges in town have their limits. HMN Rob Crossan writes about travel for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Time Out and National Geographic Traveller106 Harrods Magazine •
  • 84. Travel Goods, Second Floor
  • 85. RemarkableINDONESiAThe mention of Indonesia conjures up images of exoticbeaches, vivid-green rice terraces and ancient temples.But in addition to its beautiful landscapes, the countryis rich in arts, culture and craftsmanshipAcross the thousands of islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago, resources is a large part of Indonesia’s creativity too. Abiding by a simplelocal artisans practise the same traditional arts and crafts that their philosophy of respecting the land, many artisans use sustainable naturalancestors once did. These handicrafts are an integral part of Indonesia’s resources such as bamboo, rattan or grass, and dyes made from plantcultural identity, and its exports have influenced designers all around the pigments. Where possible, materials are nurtured by hand to ensureworld. Equipped with knowledge and skills that have been passed down minimal damage to the environment. Indonesia’s fertile volcanic soil alsofrom one generation to the next, Indonesian craftspeople turn their hands makes it ideally suited to growing spices. The Maluku Islands – otherwiseto a variety of arts, including the ancient and beautiful art of batiking, in known as the Spice Islands – have a warm climate that is perfect forwhich wax is used to draw on fabrics. Other crafts include textile and cultivating coffee, chocolate and spices such as clove, nutmeg, tamarindikat weaving, ornate wood- and stone-carving, and jewellery-making. and turmeric, which are hand-tended, peeled and ground. It is theseThe intricate handmade details of these products are precisely what make flavours that have helped to shape the colourful and aromatic cuisinethem individual. Indigenous knowledge of the land and its natural for which the country is renowned.
  • 86. PROMOTION DRAGONFLY JEWELLERY BY UC SILVER The dragonfly’s Ceramics transformation from from Bali an insignificant larva Jenggala Ceramics began as a small, experimental workshop into an elegant in Bali in 1976 and is now a winged creature has ceramic and glassware company known around the world. Its local made it a symbol of and international artisans have strength and developed a selection of high-quality determination for homewares for the company, such as the Frangipani Collection. This range Indonesian people. was first made more than 30 years And it was this that ago, and – due to its popularity – Jenggala has continually expanded inspired the Sweet it. Designed to capture the simple Dragonfly Collection and elegant shape of the flower, the decorative tableware and by UC Silver. Using bathroom accessories feature traditional Balinese frangipani motifs in a choice of bright colours. techniques, the range depicts the creature in From £30 its natural surroundings – on flowers and among foliage – using sterling silver, gold, pearls and precious stones. From £150 Coffee for connoisseurs The Asian palm civet cat has an enviable life. The cat – also known as the luwak – enjoys the sunny and warm Southeast Asian climate while scurrying about gardens and parks sourcing food. It is completely unaware that it plays a vital role in Indonesia’s coffee production; luckily, it’s not a strenuous one. The luwak simply eats ripe coffee cherries, and its digestive system does the rest by enriching the coffee bean inside the cherry with enzymes and amino acids. After a thorough washing, sun-drying, roasting and grinding, the beans make a cup of coffee that is earthy, smooth and rich, with hints of caramel and chocolate. The special production methods of this coffee mean it is considered a delicacy all over Indonesia and beyond. From £49.50 per 100g REMARKABLE INDONESIACoffee plant Stockfood; temple Sylvain Grandadam, Gamma, Camera Press AT HARRODS Visit Harrods from 31st July to 27th August to discover more about Indonesia. Explore a selection of traditional arts and crafts, some of which have been designed exclusively for Harrods. There is also the opportunity to sample some authentic Indonesian cuisine at the Sea Grill and Rotisserie JAVA CHOCOLATE restaurants. Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, is working in conjunction with Java’s volcanic landscape has earned the island a reputation for having the Indonesian Embassy in the UK to exhibit the the most fertile soil for growing cocoa beans. For chocolate lovers, this means that the cocoa produced here has a delicate hint of cinnamon, country’s culture and crafts. For more information, vanilla and nutmeg. Once mixed by expert chocolatiers, it creates a visit the Ministry of Trade’s export website at smooth, rich milk chocolate. From £5.95 All products available from the Remarkable Indonesia Exhibition Gallery, Third Floor
  • 87. PRIZE DRAW Tuscan paradise THE PRIZE: A three-night stay for two in a 30sq m Talamo Room at Principe Forte dei Marmi, as well as breakfast, transfers to and from Pisa airport, one dinner for two, and one spa treatment per person. Flights are not included. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The closing date for entries is midnight WIN a three-night stay for two in a Talamo Room at Principe on 29th August 2011. Entries will not be considered after the closing date specified. Forte dei Marmi, as well as breakfast daily, one dinner for two, one The prize is subject to availability, non- transferable and must be taken between spa treatment per person, and transfers to and from Pisa airport T 1st October 2011 and 31st March 2012. No responsibility will be taken for delayed, mislaid, lost or damaged entries, and proof uscany is synonymous with the Though the hotel is only one year old, the town of sending will not be accepted as proof of good life; the region’s delicious of Forte dei Marmi has a long history of treating delivery. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. food and wine, cultural riches its visitors with special attention. The family of Fiat All additional expenses must be settled before leaving the hotel. No cash alternative and sun-drenched landscapes are owner Gianni Agnelli started spending its holidays is available. No purchase necessary. The world renowned. here in the 1930s, turning the town into a popular prize draw is open to UK residents only, Nowhere is the good life more destination for both Italians and international guests. but not to employees of Harrods or anyone apparent – and more celebrated – Because of the town’s popularity among the chic professionally associated with the prize than at Principe Forte dei Marmi and fashionable, many designer clothing shops now draw. The prize will be awarded to the first entry selected at random after the closing hotel and spa on the Tuscan Riviera. Just 20 minutes fill its main street, Via G Spinetti. date by an independent judge. The judge’s from Pisa and 60 minutes from Florence, the Enter to win a three-night stay for two in a decision is final, and no correspondence will boutique-size hotel represents the best that Italy has 30sq m Talamo Room at Principe Forte dei Marmi, be entered into. The winner will be notified to offer: luxury, tranquillity and impeccable service as well as breakfast daily, one dinner for two, within seven days of the closing date. Prizes are the order of the day. one spa treatment per person, and transfers to unclaimed after 60 days will be deemed to have been forfeited and Harrods reserves the The sleek, contemporary Principe Forte dei and from Pisa airport. right to offer the prize to another entrant. Marmi, which opened in 2010, stands in contrast Prize draws and competitions are governed to the rugged mountain landscape and the historic To enter, text TUSCANY followed by a space, by English law and are subject to the town – and fortress – after which it is named. The then your 16-digit Rewards Card number, exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. hotel has been designed with guests’ every need without spaces, to 80018 (texts are free of charge). By entering a prize draw or competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these catered for: there are 28 minimalist rooms featuring Please note that this competition can only be terms and conditions. DATA PROTECTION: Italian designer furniture, flatscreen TVs and glass- entered by those who have a Rewards Card. If By entering the prize draw, please be aware fronted bathrooms; a rooftop bar and cigar lounge you would like to become a Rewards cardholder, that Harrods Magazine will not use any with live performers, DJs and 360-degree views of please visit personal data acquired in connection both the ocean and the Apuane Alps; a gourmet with this prize draw unlawfully. Contact us if you would not like to be contacted restaurant that serves fresh fish as well as traditional further. The promoter is Principe Forte Tuscan specialities; the Marechiaro beach club, dei Marmi. For reservations or more which features butler service and private cabanas; This competition closes at midnight on information, please call +39 0584 783 636 a state-of-the-art spa and two swimming pools. 29th August 2011 or visit www.principefortedeimarmi.com110 Harrods Magazine •
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  • 93. ULTIMATE The Ultimate The year is 1977 and Yves Saint Laurent is adjusting Jerry Hall’s bracelets Olfactory during a photoshoot for his latest fragrance. He then shows her how to lie suitably languidly, creating precisely the right mood for his campaign. As Saint Laurent put the finishing touches to his fragrance launch, he knew it would be a perfume that would make history. Little did he know, however, the scale of the scandal and fanaticism that Opium would court. opulence Such was the furore surrounding the scent, with its provocative name, sensual Oriental accord, and suggestive advertising, it was banned in three countries and generated protests – a fact that Saint Laurent seemed to relish. The US government even stopped Opium being sold until it was convinced that the name didn’t encourage drug use. But all the ban did was fuel interest, which secured Saint Laurent a fragrance that, in the Take one of the world’s most notorious month before Christmas 1977, achieved higher sales than its nearest rival did for the whole year. Just as popular today, Opium is now available in a and in-demand fragrances, wrap it in limited-edition bottle that celebrates its singularity. Decorated with 3,700 thousands of crystals, and you have an Swarovski crystals, each handcrafted Collector Edition Opium Deluxe flacon takes 16 hours to create, making it easily as opulent as the heady icon worthy of its hedonistic history fragrance it contains. £995; exclusive to Harrods. Available from PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITH Perfumery, Ground Floor; and harrods.com114 Harrods Magazine •
  • 94. Abercrombie Kent has been perfecting the art of tailor-made travel for 50 years. For the ultimate in service and experience please call 0 8 45 61 8 211 8 or visit us on the Lower Ground Floor, Harrods earn Harrods reward points witH all Holiday bookingsto be invited to a traditional Geisha tea ceremony was a real privilege. A cultural infusion indeed.