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  1. 1. USING THE ONLINE MAGAZINE To turn the pages, click or drag the corner of the page with your mouse pointer. Alternatively click the arrows to the sides of the pages. + Zoom To zoom into the detail on a page click when you see this pointer. Purchase Online Feature To view an item or range online click on the harrods.com button . This will open a new browser window, showing the Harrods website with the item or range displayed.
  2. 2. £3 JULY / AUGUST 2010 MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2010 International FASHION SPECIAL The Key Trends for A/ W1O Vintage Gold Grunge Glamour Shearling Feathers & Lace NEW SEASON THE NEW SEASON STARTS HERE harrods.com harrods.com
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  5. 5. MAGAZINE HARRODS STORE IMAGE Image Director MARK BRIGGS Advertising Sales Director GUY CHESTON Group Director of Corporate Affairs KATHARINE WITTY Director of Customer Relationship Management CHIARA VARESE Creative Project Co-ordinator SINA BERRADA Advertising Head of Advertising Sales & Publishing CHARLOTTE MARKS Advertising Sales and Promotions Manager ROANNE RANDELL Advertising Sales and Promotions Executive JAMES WALL Advertising Sales Executive, Fashion LUCINDA ANDREWS Advertising Sales Executive, Home HON BAN LEE Marketing Promotions Manager ELLEN PAGLIARULO Advertising Enquiries +44 (0)20 7225 5783/5996/5706 Trade Marketing Head of Trade Marketing, Fashion ANISHA PATEL Head of Trade Marketing, Fashion Accessories VALENTINA TROTTA Head of Trade Marketing, Beauty DIANNA TIEU Head of Trade Marketing, Food ROMOLA BASU Head of Trade Marketing, Home CHRIS SWEET Trade Marketing Managers, Fashion FIONA BURGESS, JENNY HARRIS Trade Marketing Manager, Fashion Accessories MOLLY GROOM Trade Marketing Manager, Food HEATHER SPENCE Trade Marketing Manager, Home ASHLEY WATTON Trade Marketing Manager, Toys ADELE BROUSSE Trade Marketing Manager, Sound & Vision CLARE COOPER Trade Marketing Executive, Accessories SOPHIE MIDDLETON Trade Marketing Executive, Beauty NATALIE KASSNER Trade Marketing Executive, Fashion ROXY FIRST Trade Marketing Executive, Food LISA TRUDEAU HARRODS MAGAZINE Editor-in-Chief DEBORAH BEE Art Director BARNEY PICKARD Managing Editor FLEUR FRUZZA Fashion Editor SARAH WEBB Chief Sub-Editors LISA HILLMAN, NICOLETTE THOMPSON Photo Editor LISA BONNICI Art Editor SONJA BURRI Junior Designer NATALIE MOSQUERA Editorial Assistant LAURA JORDAN Fashion Assistant POPPY ROCK Picture Researcher EMILY SELLERS Menswear Fashion Editor MITCHELL BELK Publisher BETH HODDER Publishing Coordinator SUZY CHAPMAN Publishing Assistant ALETHEA QUARTEY Production Manager HAYLEY ELLIS Production Print Management HH ASSOCIATES Reproduction ZEBRA Print Production ST IVES WEB Digital artwork by Jo Wills at Salon Services Ltd Harrods, 87—135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL t: +44 (0)20 7730 1234 f: +44 (0)20 7225 6633 www.harrods.com All information and prices are correct at time of going to press We hope you enjoy reading the Harrods Magazine. As we are committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible, we would love to hear any comments that you may have. Please email magazine@harrods.com
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  9. 9. Breguet, the innovator. Invention of the Breguet balance spring, 1795 The balance spring gives time rhythm and sets its rate – the key to a watch’s precision. With its many patented innovations, the Tradition 7047PT with fusee tourbillon pushes the limits of precision time-keeping by combining the accuracy of the Breguet balance-spring’s terminal curve, conceived in 1795, and the anti-magnetic properties of silicon. History is still being written ...
  10. 10. EDITOR’S LETTER In the summertime, when the weather is high... you can stretch right out on the sun deck with an ice-cold cocktail and a good magazine. The July/August edition of Harrods Magazine is an unmissable holiday read, bringing together the key trends of the upcoming season from the world of fashion, as well as fragrance, food and furniture. Autumn starts with a wardrobe rethink. Perhaps in response to last season’s flashy ’80s aesthetic, this season sees a revival of ’90s grunge in womenswear (p62) – albeit with a far more glamorous edge. Layering up a patchwork of textures and fabrics in the great grunge tradition, autumn’s most relaxed trend mixes prints with gothic shapes, subtle military references with a strong shoulder. Sophisticates, on the other hand, will enjoy the Mad Men influence that has inspired a strict yet demure silhouette, as well as a new love affair with lace. For a full breakdown of the major new-season looks, see our Autumn/Winter 2010 preview by Jess Cartner-Morley (p56). On the other side of the gender divide, menswear cleverly combines dressing up with dressing down (p72). The trend for formal tailoring, begun by the likes of Thom Browne, has made new ground this season as suiting is paired with T-shirting, turned-up jeans and hard-as-nails boots. Military details also feature in shearling flying jackets and swinging khaki officer coats; knitwear becomes less slouchy and more structured; and a tartan army of plaids and checks takes over all manner of casual separates. Elsewhere in the issue, find the latest looks in tabletop dressing (p95), delicious recipes using Aberdeen Angus beef, and the best indulgent adventures around the world (p103). Take a trip to Harrods... go out and see what you can find Illustration Sonja Burri harrods.com
  11. 11. CONTENTS NEW FOR JULY/AUGUST IN-STORE EVENTS New launches and special offers for the coming month BEAUTY NEWS SPF50s; new anti-agers; the latest scents from Robert Piguet, ZEITGEIST People and places in the air right now Roger Gallet and Acqua di Parma; Miss Maquillage tests extreme lashes VOLTE FASS The dramatic reversal of fortune in the career of Michael Fassbender HIGH FIVE Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals has seen him go from jobbing actor to major movie star almost overnight her top new beauty treats FASHION BEAUTY FOOD, INTERIORS LIFESTYLE TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY The magic of the undersea world has inspired a new RARE TREAT The road to beef heaven is paved with good provenance, from trend in designer jewellery for encrusted crustaceans and flamboyant fishy tails the healthiest calves to the greenest grass and the most meticulous care WOMENSWEAR NEWS Jackie Lee wins Harrods Design Award; Orla Kiely’s first FOOD NEWS Snow Mist luxury tea; Britannia of Beesands scallops; Manuka fragrance; Jean Schlumberger jewellery exhibition; Victoria Beckham’s AW10 Health honey; the Afternoon Tea Picnic hamper; fruit baskets; foods in season denim collection; Juicy Swim bathing suits; luxury gowns for modest dressing TABLE MANNERS Previously the preserve of fashionistas, a seasonal update UNIFORM CHIC With military precision, AW10 is a feast of brass buttons and now features on the crockery calendar. Welcome to the latest trends in tableware epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki INTERIORS NEWS The Smythson Cerulean Collection; World of Fendi; Baldi’s FRUITS OF THE FOREST Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s key trend for Amazonian rock crystal bathtub; Morgan’s mini-car; Samarkand by Villeroy Boch sensible dressing is given a new twist with berry-bright accessories SOUND VISION NEWS HTC’s Desire mobile phone; Wurlitzer’s relaunched WUNDERKIND When fashion prodigy Jason Wu met cashmere stalwart TSE, 1015 jukebox; the new MacBook Pro; Grado’s mahogany uber-headphones; beautiful things happened in a neat capsule collection the ASUS Eee PC Seashell laptop MIDAS TOUCH From a simple pencil to perfume to paper, a little gilting gives ADVENTURES IN PARADISE The growing trend for grand adventures has everything a new dimension of glamour been met with enthusiasm by the travel industry. The result? A fusion of adrenaline-pumping excitement and pure indulgent pleasure CHILDRENSWEAR NEWS Paul Smith’s AW10 Junior collection; Paperchase stationery and Petit Bateau summerwear; Baby Dior’s couture collection; LIFESTYLE NEWS The Savoy bed; Sardinia’s Forte Village; Gucci Viaggio luggage; Bath’s Lucknam Park Hotel and spa; Galliano cocktails DG Junior’s AW10 collection TARTAN ARMY This season’s slightly sombre menswear palette is lifted by a trend HARRODS ESTATES Specialising in prime residential properties in Central for all manner of checks, worn loud and layered or with a more subtle approach London and the Home Counties MENSWEAR NEWS Brunello Cucinelli on luxury; Michael Kors menswear; ULTIMATE Ermenegildo Zegna has a gentleman’s wardrobe all sewn up Santiago Gonzalez luxury footballs; Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph Automatic; Solo Loewe Pop fragrance; Esquire’s Best-Dressed British Man competition ONLINE NEWS Harrods.com features a showcase of up-and-coming designers as well as Harrods Magazine features and exclusive offers available only online HOW TO WEAR LACE From delicate trims to full-length panels, this season’s trend for lace is an altogether revealing experience Photographer DAN SMITH WOMENSWEAR PREVIEW AW The new season for womenswear makes way Fashion Editor SARAH WEBB for the grown-ups. Enter proper camel coats, prim ’50s dresses and ruggedly Hair MELLISSA BROWN at Soho practical and oh-so-snuggly shearling jackets Management using Aveda Make-up ROZELLE PARRY at Joy MENSWEAR PREVIEW AW As utilitarian menswear smartens up, formal Goodman using MAC tailoring dresses down, creating this season’s trend for sophisticated casual Fashion Assistant POPPY ROCK WILD AT HEART With a wicked lick of glamour, grunge has grown up. Slouchy, Photographer’s Assistants OLIVER superfine jersey is scattered with studs, LBDs are structured with leather panels, HOLMES and GABBY LAURENT and satin-lapelled tuxedo jackets are mismatched with fierce leggings. Rock on Model IVANA STOMPFOVA at Elite wearing McQ by Alexander AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD A coming-of-age story in menswear sees formal McQueen jacket £529; Boy by tailoring looks worn with an informal élan usually reserved for the young and Band of Outsiders dress (worn the reckless as top) £399; McQ by Alexander BRONZE AGE From a mineral powder to a magic brush, the latest generation of McQueen leggings £129; Sergio bronzing formulas marks a new age in clever self-tanning Rossi shoes £680 harrods.com
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  14. 14. GIVENCHY AW COLOUR Inspired by the colourful, abstract work of Japanese KRONE PENS artist Takagi Masakatsu, Givenchy’s AW10 colour Putting clever craftsmanship and precious metals in collection is all about blooming, with coral, pink, and the palm of your hand, Krone’s Scribe Collection peach hues warding off winter in the hope for an turns the humble act of using a pen into a work of art. Indian summer. LOWER GROUND FLOOR: SOUVENIRS • MENSWEAR • WINE SHOP • STATIONERY • SERVICES GROUND FLOOR: BEAUTY • ACCESSORIES • MENSWEAR Pen £2,895. The Writing Room, Lower Exclusive to Harrods. Cosmetics, Ground Floor; Ground Floor; and harrods.com and harrods.com SHOES • FOOD HALLS FIRST FLOOR: WOMENSWEAR SHOES • PERSONAL SHOPPING SECOND FLOOR: HOMEWARES • GIFTS • TRAVEL GOODS HARRODS IN-STORE EVENTS Launches, special offers and events in July August SHAUN LEANE MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS The delicate buds Park Avenue princesses, zip up your lap dogs and take of Japanese cherry note. The new MICHAEL Michael Kors line of sporty LOUIS VUITTON trees have inspired Shaun classics is a simpler take on Kors’ catwalk collection The world-famous Louis Vuitton monogram has Leane’s new collection but every bit as luxurious and figure-flattering. been miniaturised and multiplied for a new range of of gold and enamel pieces Gilet £299, sweater £189 and trousers £129. sports-inspired canvas luggage and accessories. featuring natural pink diamonds. Egyptian Room, Lower Ground Floor; and Overnight bag £880 and shoulder bag £810. Ring £14,500, exclusive to Harrods. Weekend Room, First Floor Room of Luxury, Ground Floor Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor WILLIAMS JASMINE POWER DI MILO PLATE PRO6 Queen of after-dark When Williams’ dressing Jasmine di Milo Formula One has conjured up an technology met AW10 collection based high-performance around puzzles, as well Power Plate, the as an exclusive dress for world’s most Harrods created from CHRISTIAN THE HUGGING LION effective workout layers of silvered petals. The hit YouTube reunion between Christian the Lion was born. Dress exclusive to and his owners has now been transformed into a £10,395, exclusive Harrods. International picture book about a lion cub and his loving to Harrods. Sport, Designer Rooms, adoptive parents. Grrrr. Fifth Floor; and First Floor £10.95. Waterstone’s, Third Floor harrods.com harrods.com
  15. 15. FERRAGAMO FRAGRANCE BEBAROQUE Translating as ‘an FALKE instant’, Attimo, the While Bebaroque has been new eau de parfum creating its own fashion from Salvatore micromovement with exotic Ferragamo, is all embellishment for the legs, Falke about vivacity and has been busy fashioning classic joie de vivre with sheer and merino wool hosiery notes of pear, peony, INTRODUCING ARCHIE and ultra-sheer lace-top musk and patchouli. Searching for a soul mate? Archie is good-looking, stockings and tights. Exclusive to blonde, fiercely loyal, quiet (but deep), and a really Bebaroque ‘Luna’ Harrods. 100ml, good listener. GSOH guaranteed. Only serious tights £77.95. £79. Perfumery, collectors and Harrods bear-lovers need apply. Soft Accessories, THIRD FLOOR: FURNITURE • HOME ENTERTAINMENT • BOOKS • MUSIC • PHOTOGRAPHIC FOURTH FLOOR: CHILDREN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES • Ground Floor; and £19.95. Available from various locations Ground Floor; and harrods.com around the store; and harrods.com harrods.com MARINA RINALDI Fur-trimmed coats, feather-light, printed silk dresses and crystal- FIFTH FLOOR: SPORTSWEAR EQUIPMENT • HAIR BEAUTY • SKIWEAR • HARRODS SERVICES LOUNGE embellished evening JANE CARR gowns are among the Famed for her luxurious fabrics and cleverly crafted must-haves in the new BIXBY scarves, Jane Carr’s latest collection is inspired by Marina Rinaldi boutique, Jewels with a distinctive classic-meets-modern military insignia and ranges from the neat silk launching this month. aesthetic, Bixby Designs unusually mixes sterling Square Bijou (above) to the oversized wool Stole. Coat £1,449. silver with 18kt gold, then scatters semiprecious ‘Rope’ Square Bijou scarf £169. Soft Accessories, Champagne Bar, gems and diamonds throughout the designs. Ground Floor; and harrods.com First Floor Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor MAX MARA Long and languid or ELIE TAHARI short and sharp, the The elaborate costumes camel coat is set to be of the Ballets Russes one of AW10’s key pieces, have inspired Elie Tahari so it’s a safe investment. to create an elegantly Max Mara’s super-soft modern collection of ELEANOR CARDOZO SCULPTURE wrap coat is the perfect fluid chiffon dresses and Inspired by the impending Olympics, sculptor Eleanor cross-season buy. summer separates. Cardozo has created a collection of bronze and marble Coat £959, exclusive Dress £359, gymnastic figures that celebrate the physical form. to Harrods. Luxury exclusive to Harrods. From £3,000. The collection will be unveiled on Collections, First Floor; Classics, First Floor 23rd July in Antiques, Third Floor and harrods.com CARAN D’ACHE Take some watchmaking magic, add some sparkling fine jewels, then hand it over to the expert penmakers at Caran d’Ache to create ESTÉE LAUDER an artistic and technically PET SPA A bagload of tricks for lashes and brows comes brilliant writing instrument. TOYS • WAY IN Pampered pets will raise a meticulously combed courtesy of Estée Lauder, whose lash primer, ‘1010 Diamond Fountain Dog Getty Images eyebrow at the menu of beauty treats available at mascaras and brow gel are available in this navy Pen’, price on application. the world’s ultimate Pet Spa. For more information, tote in mock croc. The Writing Room, please email petspa@harrods.com. £38. Exclusive to Harrods from 12th July. Beauty Lower Ground Floor; Pet Kingdom, Fourth Floor Apothecary and Cosmetics, Ground Floor and harrods.com harrods.com
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  17. 17. TOP PICKS PEOPLE PLACES in the air this month By Laura Jordan Ben Felsenburg DESIGNER: Phillip Lim Phillip Lim has a flair for designing must-have womenswear that attracts enviable waiting lists. Hard-to-please hipsters, for example, adore his now-signature pea coats. Lim’s date for this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala was Alexa Chung, the poster girl for effortless cool, who wore an elegantly androgynous 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo. Since 2007, Lim has been quietly applying his Midas touch to menswear – and is now starting to turn heads. His cornerstone is dedication to quality. “Men are less forgiving when it comes to fit than women. It’s very important to get the tailoring right…it’s about subtleties, the unusual details on a familiar style.” The AW10 collection is based on utilitarian outdoorwear, and is given an urban polish with a sleek cut and luxe fabrics. The coats are the stars of the collection. Lim’s favourite piece is the motorcycle leather jacket. “I have one Lim Akira Yamada in brown; the leather is amazing and it goes with just about everything.” So who is the Phillip Lim man? “He has a sense of urban elegance. He is cool because he just is, not because he is trying to be. I would say he is the kindred spirit of the 3.1 Phillip Lim girl – cool, easy, chic.” Phillip Lim is available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor
  18. 18. TOP PICKS EXHIBITION BOOK My Generation: The Glory MUSIC Years of British Rock Latitude 2010 The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to photographer Harry Goodwin. For all the advances in technology, what It’s not so long since the best preparation for a rock festival was special-forces Goodwin did with a camera over 40 years ago would be impossible now. That’s training in coping with hostile environments. Nowadays, thankfully, there’s a host because he operated in an era when rock stars were almost unimaginably free of much more genteel affairs, and none more civilised than Latitude. The rolling of PR constraints. As the official photographer of Top of the Pops from 1964 to countryside of Henham Park hosts a cultural feast of music plus dance, theatre and 1973, there’s hardly a music icon of the time that he didn’t capture on film. literature. The star attractions include Mercury-Prize-shortlisted Florence + the Meanwhile, in his book of the same name, author Alwyn Turner takes us Machine, Scotland’s finest Belle and Sebastian – back performing after four years from the days of the Mersey Beat to the power sounds of the supergroups. – and the Afro-inflected beats of super-hip New York quartet Vampire Weekend. One sublime era is succeeded by another as we segue from the early Rolling And look out for Laura Marling, once of Noah and the Whale and now a solo Stones and The Who to the advent of Pink Floyd, psychedelia, disco, and folkster in her own right after the success of Alas I Cannot Swim, and the divine the spangly rock of David Bowie and T Rex. Illustrated with photographs by Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress turned chanteuse to inherit her father’s mantle. Goodwin, this is the must-have coffee table book for pop pickers of all ages. And worry not that all those plaintive ballads may leave you feeling down: the Exhibition runs until 30th August at the VA outstanding comedy line-up features Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon, satirist supreme Book: £24.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor Marcus Brigstocke and everybody’s favourite redneck, Rich Hall. From 15th to 18th July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk MUSIC: The Proms THEATRE: The Railway Children You’ll be spoilt for choice with the rich bounties on offer at this year’s Proms Heavyweight stars are one thing, but what about a cast member coming in at programme. The many highlights include performances by Bryn Terfel, Jamie 66 tons? The real, magnificent Victorian steam engine featured in The Railway Cullum and Renée Fleming, a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim for Children is an exciting enough prospect, yet this production, transferred to his 80th birthday, and even an appearance by Matt Smith in his new guise as Time the old Eurostar Waterloo terminal after winning acclaim at York’s National Lord for an evening of Doctor Who compositions. But even among such glittering Railway Museum, is enthralling theatre for all the family. The story will be company, the must-have ticket is Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra familiar to those who’ve seen the film: three children in Edwardian England (July 18, Royal Albert Hall). In only his second-ever appearance at the Proms, the find their lives turned upside down when their father is wrongfully imprisoned, great Spanish singer takes on the title role as the Doge who is at the heart of the and they are drawn into a series of adventures centred on the railway track enthralling drama of private turmoil and political intrigue set in the 14th-century near their new home. If you’re worried the play may be too sentimental for Venetian court. Opera lovers will be mesmerised as Domingo – renowned around grown-up tastes, rest assured, it’s a surprisingly gritty affair, though even the the world as one of the Three Tenors – relaunches his career as a baritone in a toughest soul will find it hard to resist a tear when the train pulls in at the joyful comeback from major surgery earlier this year. climax and Roberta runs the length of the platform in search of her papa. 16th July to 11th September at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall From 4th July to 4th September at London’s Waterloo Station Theatre
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  20. 20. TOP PICKS BOOK: Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis has his finger on the zeitgeist pulse like few authors. Barely out of his teens, he launched his career THEATRE: Eonnagata with Less Than Zero (later a film with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr), a tale of the dark underbelly of Los Angeles youth that’s been called the eighties’ Catcher in the Rye. The caustic Wall Street satire that was American Even if you have only the meagrest interest in dance, it’s always worth watching Psycho sealed the deal on Ellis’s reputation, and in Glamorama he brought his Sylvie Guillem perform. For many the most gifted ballerina of our era, she could brilliant wit to bear on the culture of fashion and celebrity. Now Ellis returns comfortably have reigned supreme in ballet but instead she has chosen to to the characters of Less Than Zero in the eagerly awaited Imperial Bedrooms challenge her art and bring her sublime talent to contemporary dance, resulting (yes, another Elvis Costello song title), in which we meet Clay and friends in some of the most exciting collaborations of recent years. In Eonnagata, Guillem decades on from sybaritic teen excesses. Notorious for his black sense of joins forces with the critically acclaimed British choreographer and performer humour, Ellis also has a playful relish for mischief, and rumour has it the first Russell Maliphant and pioneering director Robert Lepage. It’s the story of the line reads, ‘They had made a movie about us.’ Prepare to be delighted, Chevalier d’Eon, a courtier under Louis XV in 18th-century France who was outraged and entertained. a spy who loved to cross-dress. Bringing together the brilliance of Guillem and £16.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor, from 2nd July Maliphant, and set off by the exquisite costumes of the late Alexander McQueen, it’s a visually epic affair that’s also touched by moments of delicate emotion. From 28th to 31st July at Sadler’s Wells THEATRE Danton’s Death FILM: The Adjustment Bureau Two centuries on, the figure of Danton still exerts a heroic, tragic fascination. The firebrand French revolutionary helped set in motion the Reign of Terror Appropriately for the master of supremely imaginative alternative realities, after the overthrow of the monarchy but, appalled by the bloodshed and Philip K Dick movies exist in two very different universes. In one, the adaptations betrayal of ideals, he attempted to restore moderation – until he himself are prophetic and technologically accomplished visions of the future: think fell victim to Robespierre’s guillotine. Forty years later, the events were Blade Runner and Minority Report. And in the other – well, suffice it to say, the dramatised by the great 19th-century German playwright Georg Büchner The Adjustment Bureau image.net few who saw Paycheck will testify it wasn’t exactly Ben Affleck’s finest hour. in Danton’s Death, now presented in an adaptation by Howard Brenton Now Matt Damon steps in to show his old acting buddy how it should be done in (The Romans in Britain, Pravda) and helmed by award-winning director The Adjustment Bureau, an insidiously unnerving tale in which he plays a senator Michael Grandage. In his debut at the National Theatre, Toby Stephens’ who falls in love with Emily Blunt’s ballerina – if only the mysterious forces of fate brooding glower makes him ideal for the role previously performed by such would stop pulling them apart. With support from Brit veteran Terence Stamp, this great actors as Gérard Depardieu and Klaus Maria Brandauer. The depiction New-York-set drama bears all the hallmarks of a worthy addition to the Dick canon, of history will be compelling, while the issues raised by Büchner and Brenton with a storyline to appeal to those in search of either romance or science fiction. on politics, ideals and disappointment remain all too relevant. The Adjustment Bureau opens on 30th July in the UK From 15th July to 22nd August at the National Theatre
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  22. 22. INTERVIEW The dramatic reversal of fortune in the career of Michael Fassbender has seen him go from jobbing actor to major movie star almost overnight By MATT MUELLER Although hardly anyone saw Hunger, the film-making but ultimately treacherous father figure in Andrea Arnold’s debut of Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen, dark council-estate fable Fish Tank, and as an undercover as far as Michael Fassbender is concerned it might as agent in Nazi Germany in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. well have been the blockbuster of the millennium, such A stroke of luck never hurts, either – Fassbender admits it was its seismic impact on his career. Before McQueen’s was his ability to speak German that convinced Tarantino gut-wrenching, apolitical chronicle of the last six to hire him for his WWII pastiche. weeks in the life of jailed IRA hunger striker Bobby “It was almost like [the role of] Hicox was tailor-made Sands, Fassbender was just another jobbing actor for me,” says Fassbender, who played a suave British surviving on scraps. But when Hunger was shown at lieutenant. “But I still had to do a lot of work on it to the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, everyone was blown make sure I didn’t sound like an English or Irish person Photographer Paul Maffi at Community NYC; stylist Way Perry at Jed Root away by this brave new actor and his gaunt (he shed speaking German – just so a German audience wouldn’t more than two stone for the role), gutsy turn as the go, ‘Oh, please, he’s obviously not German.’” starving IRA inmate. Suddenly Fassbender was fielding Fassbender was two when his family – German father calls from Quentin Tarantino. Josef and Northern Irish mother Adele – moved from “Blessed, I feel blessed,” he says when we meet at a an industrial corner of Germany to Killarney on the west west London photo studio. His hair grown to a shaggy coast of Ireland to work in the hotel trade, eventually length, in person the 33-year-old German-born Irish actor opening their own restaurant. Fassbender’s mostly idyllic is the epitome of rugged handsomeness. His aquamarine childhood involved gallivanting around County Kerry’s eyes pierce, and his jawline looks like it could chisel granite. green hills, fishing its lakes, and, occasionally, coming in Arriving in trainers and a hat before changing into a for mild xenophobic grief. “Growing up in Ireland, you’ve succession of outfits for the photographer (he’s clearly a got the Fitzgeralds, the McCarthys – and the Fassbenders,” hat fan – he later leaves with one he wore for the shoot), he grins. “My name sticks out a little bit. And you can Fassbender acknowledges the good fortune Hunger has imagine the combinations that you can put together with bestowed upon him. But proof that his titanic portrayal a surname like Fassbender.” of Sands was no flash in the pan came last year with two In his teens, he graduated from scrubbing pots to more showcases for his alchemic talent: as the charismatic working behind the bar in his parents’ restaurant, but he
  23. 23. INTERVIEW “Growing up in Ireland... my name sticks out a little bit. And you can imagine the combinations that you can put together with a surname like Fassbender” Credits TK Images
  24. 24. INTERVIEW had no clue what to do with his life until a school friend get to grips with the role (she’s an LA-based neuro- convinced him to attend acting workshops. It flicked a psychologist). “Jung’s ideas were so explorative. He was switch for Fassbender, and he progressed swiftly from definitely less of a conventional thinker than Freud in putting on his own stage version of Reservoir Dogs terms of what the human mind is capable of; he was a very (“Quentin was tickled by that”) to upping sticks to experimental character. I’ve really got my work cut out.” London to attend the Drama Centre. Not that he’s worried, although Fassbender insists a His first break came straight out of drama school, when healthy dose of fear is no bad thing when it comes to he was cast in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks-produced TV acting: “It stops you getting lackadaisical.” He also claims miniseries Band of Brothers. From that auspicious beginning, he’s more adept these days at not disappearing too far into however, Fassbender lapsed into a fallow spell that lasted a character. Word has it that Fassbender went to some well into his late twenties, with only sporadic, smallish jobs dark places while playing Sands, which – bearing in mind (episodes of Holby City and Poirot; Channel 4’s racy drama he was living on a starvation diet for two months – isn’t The Devil’s Whore; one of 300’s six-pack Spartan warriors) wholly surprising. “I used to be very angsty with it all, but to interrupt his bill-paying gig as a bartender in various I’m getting better at just doing my work and then going London nightclubs. With acting opportunities few and far home,” he says, before adding with a chuckle, “You know, between, Fassbender even contemplated packing it in for I have friends, and I want to keep them. If you’re bringing good. “There was a lot of frustration before I was lucky your work home, it becomes boring for everybody.” enough to meet Steve McQueen,” he admits. “I thought Fassbender embraces an actor’s transient lifestyle I could run a bar if acting didn’t work out.” (“I feel at home in most places”), having spent the second “I have friends, and No danger that he’ll ever need to become a full-time half of 2009 in LA, where both his sister and his girlfriend mixologist now. These days, his main frustration is finding live. But he is delighted he’s getting to spend time in I want to keep them. time to squeeze in all the offers flying his way. In the past Europe this year – either on the Dangerous Method shoot If you’re bringing your year, he’s starred as a Roman legionnaire in Centurion, in Germany or hanging out in London, buzzing around played a freelance operative in Steven Soderbergh’s the city on his Triumph motorcycle. work home, it becomes upcoming spy thriller Knockout, and sunk his chops into His LA sojourn was partly to take a breather and partly boring for everybody” the role of a tattooed villain in the comic-book Western to reassess his goals now that his career has ramped up Jonah Hex. “I’m a nasty piece of work,” he laughs. “I to a level he’d probably stopped dreaming was possible in throw Megan Fox around and rough her up – it was fun.” those pre-Hunger days. One thing Fassbender is sure of, So far, 2010 is proving equally frenetic. Fassbender though, is that he’s not in it for short-term gain or fame. Film stills Rex Features; portrait Paul Maffi at Community NYC has already finished filming a new version of Jane Eyre, “Brad Pitt is the most famous person I’ve worked with, playing Mr Rochester opposite Alice in Wonderland’s Mia and he can’t go anywhere without being attacked by a Wasikowska. “Mia is amazing,” he vouches. “She’s got frenzy of people,” he says. “That must be tough. But such a maturity about her, and such an interesting face. people don’t recognise me, and I love that, because I’d I’m really excited about the film.” Jane Eyre was followed much rather be watching other people than have people by A Dangerous Method, a David Cronenberg adaptation watching me. Although I was chatting to a bartender in of Christopher Hampton’s play about the birth of New York recently, and as soon as he found out I was in psychoanalysis. Documenting how Carl Jung and Sigmund Inglourious, he started quoting from the film. That was Freud went from esteemed colleagues to bitter rivals, pretty cool. I liked that.” HMN Fassbender plays Jung to Viggo Mortensen’s Freud, with Film stills, clockwise from top left Keira Knightley on board as a disturbed Russian-Jewish Jonah Hex opens on 24th September in the UK Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious patient and Jung’s lover. Basterds; as Quintus Dias in Centurion; as Connor (opposite Katie Jarvis) in Fish Tank; “It’s a psychological drama with a thriller edge to it,” Matt Mueller contributes to Total Film, Premiere, Grazia, as Bobby Sands in Hunger says Fassbender, who picked his older sister’s brain to The Guardian and Wonderland
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  26. 26. Truly, Madly, Deeply The magic of the undersea world has inspired a new trend in designer jewellery for encrusted crustaceans and flamboyant fishy tails Photographer TED HUMBLE-SMITH Clockwise from top Theo Fennell white gold, diamond, tourmaline and enamel ‘Aquarium’ ring £39,500; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’ white gold and diamond jellyfish pendant £6,500; Wendy Yue for Annoushka 18kt white gold, diamond and jasper ‘Fantasie Starfish’ ring £6,900; M.C.L sterling silver starfish cuff with black and yellow sapphires £4,220, exclusive to Harrods; Annoushka Stylist Poppy Rock ‘Classic Multicoloured Pearl’ necklace £3,300; M.C.L pearl and black onyx necklace with sterling silver and blue sapphire fish £2,790, exclusive to Harrods; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’ white gold, diamond and sapphire hermit crab ring £14,600 Available from Designer Jewellery and Fine Jewellery Watch Room, Ground Floor
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  28. 28. NEWS The Talented Ms Lee My Life The Central Saint Martins MA show is like a who’s who of future fashion stars. Jackie Lee’s ’90s- inspired minimalist collection triumphed amongst IN SHOES While it may be an overstatement to the hotbed of talent to jointly win her the Harrods say that shoes maketh the woman, Design Award, previous winners of which let’s not deny that shoes definitely include Christopher Kane and David Koma. maketh the look. Armed with this Right, from top Jackie JS Lee top £459; coat £1,050 and indispensable sartorial knowledge, I can feed my pervasive state of trousers £539. New to Designer Studio, First Floor shoeaholism, confident in the knowledge that however I achieve my own personal shoe nirvana, this EAU DE KIELY The colourful, quirky spirit of Orla Kiely has been captured in her overindulgence – unlike, say, an addiction to chips or chocolate – will at least end decoratively. Even if it is first fragrance, an eponymous eau de parfum. The scent opens with with a rather limp credit card in tow. crisp green tea and peach leading into heart notes of white flowers and Season after season, I find myself chocolate, grounded by a base of musk, tonka bean, cedar and sandalwood. dreamily leafing through designers’ Orla Kiely eau de parfum 100ml, £55, exclusive to Harrods. Available lookbooks, sighing and tapping my from Perfumery, Ground Floor; and harrods.com pencil, wondering, hmm, which of these little darlings will I make my PURE JEAN-IUS own? And so begins the seasoned TAYLOR There’s so much more to a pair of jeans than a pair of jeans. Victoria shoeaholic’s plotting and scheming to get my hands on, and feet in, The Shoes I Know Will Make Me a MADE Beckham’s new denim collection for AW10 demonstrates that an entire Better Person. My first crush for AW10 comes in When Richard Burton wrapped his world of design features can turn a the surprising form of a Gina court 1964 film Night of the Iguana, he humble pair of jeans into a statement shoe; I say ‘surprising’ as I’ve always treated Elizabeth Taylor to a Tiffany piece that also happens to be found court shoes to be tricky, Co ‘Dolphin’ brooch designed by Jean flattering. The master of bodycon, polarising territory. They can easily Schlumberger. The brooch – a feast of Beckham adds zippers and panelled be either too brazen or, heaven forbid, 18kt gold, aquamarine and amethyst – sections to slim the fit, and exotic too frumpy. The ‘Elle’, however, with is part of an in-store exhibition that trims to create a distinctive edge. its chunky platform, rounded toe and celebrates Schlumberger’s work. These are design statements with legs. thin, elegant heel is the perfect The Schlumberger collection VB jeans £369. Available from Way compromise between fashion-forward is available from 12th July to I In, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com and flatteringly feminine, downtown 5th August from Fine Jewellery cool meets uptown classic. The Watch Room, Ground Floor platform also acts as your secret weapon, mak g a perilously high making heel much more w workable. A SUMMER PALACE CE Available in a d deep chocolate, wine-hued purple or creamy caram the irresistibly caramel, A zen zone of holiday retail therapy, the new Swim w soft python skin had me room offers everything a woman could need for her ed lusti stroking them on lustily getaway, from printed silk dresses by Leonard g eonard first vviewing. Strange (right) and Juicy Swim bathing suits featuring ts behaviour you might think; yet behaviour, ’50s-inspired ruffles to daring cutaways ways I have it on good authority I was not go the first pers to display such public person and David Clulow shades. adoration. Fellow shoeaholics strut Fe Right Leonard dress £1,200. Available from Swim, First Floor , amongst us Whatever your addiction, us. these beaut are enough to give beauties MODESTY BLAZE Blending high-fashion ideas with traditional cultures, two international wo anyone a foot fetish. Besides, they f last so much longer than chips. –By Laura Jordan labels are meeting a demand for luxurious dresses and separates that d meet certain sartorial mores. DAS creates timeless silhouettes for cer ilhouettes Gina ‘Elle’ shoes, £675. women who enjoy the quality of couture but require a little privacy w Available from the afl from their clothing. And sisters Reem and Hind Beljafla have turned Women’s Shoes, their love of self-styled abayas into a thriving fashion business. lov on First Floor DAS dress £1,200. Available from Eveningwear, First Floor. dre Alessan Alessandra Rich will present her AW10 collection on Thursday on Ju 15th July from 4pm to 8pm in Eveningwear 35
  29. 29. STYLE Burberry Prorsum Military influences also jacket £1,100 Burberry Prorsum appear in less utilitarian coat £2,800 styles. Jersey drape-front dresses and lace lingerie are all the better in shades of khaki. A.L.C. dress Slim-fitting £379 tailoring, complete with brass buttons and epaulettes, is the new season’s military look in its purest form. Chantelle bra £54 and briefs £36 Burberry Prorsum’s super-sized Monica Vinader khaki flying jackets are this ring £185 season’s must-have, on the wish list of every style maven. The shoe-boot is Oscar de la given a military Renta dress update with rugged, £1,500 chunky details to counterbalance the ultra-feminine silhouette. James Perse sweater £99.95 Acne boots £430 UNIFORM CHIC Stylist Poppy Rock; paint Getty With military precision, AW is a feast of brass Victoria Beckham buttons and epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki jeans £199 Marc by Marc Jacobs Available from Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor; Designer Studio, Lingerie, playsuit £330 International Designer Rooms and Women’s Shoes, First Floor; and harrods.com
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  32. 32. FASHION Fruits of the Forest Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s key trend for sensible dressing is given a new twist by berry-bright accessories Photographer CHRIS TURNER Stylist Poppy Rock Clockwise from top left Chloé ‘Elsie Day’ bag £785; Bottega Veneta ‘Large Veneta’ bag £1,255; Zagliani ‘Passage’ bag £2,225; Christian Louboutin ‘Kathena’ bag £2,190; Analeena crocodile ‘Shopping’ bag £8,100 Available from Room of Luxury II and Egyptian Hall, Ground Floor harrods.com
  33. 33. FASHION WUnder kind On paper, they seem like fashion’s odd couple. But when fashion prodigy Jason Wu met cashmere stalwart TSE, beautiful things happened in a neat capsule collection By FLEUR FRUZZA Judging by the jewel-bright colours, waspish waists Show-stopping gowns or power suits? and uptown Manhattan polish of Jason Wu’s SS10 A show-stopping gown will always turn more heads. collection, his tenure as guest designer at minimalist Oscar de la Renta or Valentino? cashmere brand TSE for AW10 seemed somewhat Oscar, for being a pioneer of American fashion. incongruous. TSE is, after all, the design house that Irving Penn or Horst P Horst? for AW09 offered up blank canvases of unstructured Irving Penn was my Fall 2010 muse and inspiration. liquid cashmere carefully wrapped and layered in an Age or beauty? asymmetric, almost futuristic manner. Yet as Wu True beauty is ageless. pushes the boundaries of his structured aesthetic in Colour or monochrome? the direction of TSE’s minimal design DNA, the middle I’ve always used every colour in the crayon box. ground makes for a harmonious capsule collection of Classic or contemporary? classic shapes with unexpected details. A feather-light Classic, because you can’t create the future without chiffon dress is draped asymmetrically and paired with knowing the past. a charcoal cashmere overcoat and pom pom hat; wool Charles James or Norman Norell? dresses play with texture and proportion; and shift Charles James has always been a source of inspiration dresses are pared back to a streamlined silhouette for me — he is a true master of couture. that belies their intricate craftsmanship. Wu’s final Rear Window or Breakfast at Tiffany’s? touch is a precise smattering of colour among TSE’s Rear Window. Grace Kelly is fashion royalty. staple palette of black, white and grey. Here, Wu tells Patterned or plain? Harrods Magazine what inspires him… Patterned, because it’s more memorable. Homemade or pre-packed? Homemade. I love to cook. Halston or Geoffrey Beene? Robert Ryman or Marcelo Legrand? Geoffrey Beene. From his zippered sheaths to the little Marcelo Legrand. I just discovered his beautiful work drawstring bag that his Grey Flannel cologne comes on my vacation in Uruguay. packaged in, everything he created was chic. Lace or chiffon? Tokyo or New York? Lace – I love using a classic material in new ways. New York. I’ve lived here for the past 10 years; it’s home. Evening gown or easy cardigan? Tara Donovan or Tim Burton? Easy cardigan, because it goes with everything. Tim Burton — I identify with his eerie-cool aesthetic. Kitchen or living room? Too big or too small? My living room is where I unwind. Too big. Revealing less is always more. Sexy or prim? Asymmetrical or symmetrical? Sexy. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Wu Kevin Sturman; crayons, lace iStock; Chanel, Rear Window Asymmetrical. I find variety the most intriguing. Trains, planes or automobiles? Rex Features; New York Getty Images; food StockFood Travel books or fashion books? Planes are the most efficient. Fashion books — my own personal collection numbers Black or gold? into the hundreds. Gold, because every woman loves a little sparkle. Minimalism or maximalism? Tradition or innovation? Maximalism is more glamorous. Innovation. I’m always looking to push the envelope. American or Taiwanese cooking? Simple or complicated? Taiwanese food is what I grew up on, especially from the Complicated – I enjoy taking on new challenges. local street vendors. The past, the present or the future? Chanel or Schiaparelli? All three. Pay homage to the past, live in the present, From top Jason Wu for TSE coat £995, dress £1,395 and hat Coco Chanel was a true revolutionary; if it weren’t for her, plan for the future. £225; top £749, skirt £549 and women might still be wearing corsets. arm warmers £149; top £375, trousers £475, scarf £399 and Project Runway or Gossip Girl? arm warmers £149 Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure. Available from Classics, First Floor
  34. 34. PROMOTION YEARS IN THE (WATCH)MAKING Standing the test of time takes on a whole new meaning as Baume Mercier dips into the archive for its latest collection Since 1830, Baume Mercier has distinguished itself with the incredible innovation of its watches – a legacy that today arms the brand with 180 years’ expertise. In the 1890s, the mark of true horological excellence was to win the world’s most famous chronometry competition, held at the Kew Observatory. It was a competition at which the Baume Maison was repeatedly successful, winning the Absolute Precision Record for its keyless chronometer with tourbillon escapement in 1892. Paying tribute to this heritage, Baume Mercier is revisiting the complications of its past by launching the William Baume Collection. Each timepiece has been singled out for its own special connection to the brand’s history. The Single Push-Piece Chronograph is inspired by a function first established in 1938, and uses a single pusher to start, stop and reset short times. The 6.2mm Ultra Thin reflects Baume Mercier’s ongoing dedication to creating sensationally slim and elegant timepieces. And the new Retrograde Second (left) has a retrograde function that counts off 30-second intervals across a graduated arc of a circle before jumping backwards to its starting point. Today Baume Mercier is held in as high regard as ever. Watches, from left Baume Mercier Retrograde Second £8,275, Single Push-Piece Chronograph £18,080 and Ultra Thin £8,075. Available from Fine Jewellery Watch Room, Ground Floor
  35. 35. Silver Room, Second Floor Telephone: 0207 730 1234 ext 2878 harrods@carrs-silver.co.uk
  36. 36. STYLE Halston Amber EDP 100ml, £85, exclusive to Harrods Following the success of 2009’s Halston, the new MIDAS TOUCH Amber is a warm blend of amber, musk, tuberose and mandarin, in a gold edition of the Elsa Peretti flacon. Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler £20, exclusive to Harrods As if the professional finish that Tweezerman’s From a simple pencil to perfume to curlers achieve weren’t enough – they’re now paper, a little gilting gives everything available in rose gold. a new dimension of glamour Ormonde Jayne Gold Dust £400, exclusive to Harrods Supplement spritzing scent with a sprinkle of 24kt Gold Dust, a powder perfumed with Ladurée gold macaroons £3 Ormonde Jayne’s Ta’if rose each or £13.20 per 100g oil. The powder comes in a All the light, soft-centred, crispy- handmade satin puff trimmed shelled deliciousness of a with marabou feathers. Ladurée chocolate macaroon, coated in 18kt gold leaf. Yum. Jawbone ICON Gold Air Bluetooth Headset £79 Not only one of the smallest and cleverest Bluetooth headsets on the market, the ICON Gold Air is also one of the prettiest. Smythson 10-pack of cards envelopes £30 The Smythson stamp of luxury has been applied to writing sets comprising Gold-plated 8GB iPod metallic tissue-lined Touch £289.99 envelopes, and cards Almost too good to touch, embossed with motifs. this 24kt gold-plated iPod demands tunes worthy of its brilliant exterior. Gold-plated Nokia 6700 phone £650 Upgrade to an entirely new level with Nokia’s new 20kt gold-plated slimline 6700 mobile. Gucci Guilty EDT 75ml, £60, exclusive to Harrods Smart, sophisticated and seriously sexy, Gucci Guilty mixes notes of pink pepper, peach, lilac, amber and patchouli. Dyer Papiere charm pencils £3.95 each Pencil-chewing Available from Gifts Stationery, Lower Ground Floor; Ladurée, deterrents don’t come much cuter than these Perfumery, and Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor; Sound Vision, gold flower, heart and Third Floor; and harrods.com star pencil charms.

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