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  1. 1. Breguet, the innovator. Type XXII 10Hz, high-frequency chronograph A contemporary interpretation of the legendary Type XX supplied in 1960 to the French Naval Air Force, the Type XII is the first series-produced mechanical chronograph to feature a regulating mechanism that oscillates at a frequency of 10 Hz, enabling measurements to 1/20 th of a second. This major technical innovation is made possible by the physical properties of silicon and the lighter weight of the escapement components; considerably enhancing the watch’s regulating performance. History is still being written...
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  6. 6. Perfume.And something far beyond.A perfumer’s precious blend celebrates forty years of Aromatics Elixir.It’s a signature moment in the life of this cult classic. For the occasion, we’vecommissioned this velvety smooth, sensuously rounded perfumer’s blend,bottled with a pulsepoint stopper. Proof that you can be more sensuous at forty.Limited Edition must-haves for the 40th Anniversary:New Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve, 25mlAnd the intriguing original scent in a lavish signature bottle:Aromatics Elixir Perfume Spray, 100mlCosmetics and Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor
  7. 7. EDITOR’S LETTERSeptemberIn the world of fashion magazines, the September issue is alwaysa big one. Autumn/winter is the pivotal season in the designercalendar, with trends that always seem so much more directionalthan those that appear on the spring/summer catwalks. Hence,come late August – having done the beach and tired ourselvesof T-shirts – we style mavens are drumming our fingers waitingto discover the looks that are about to leap into our wardrobes. This month in Harrods Magazine, we celebrate the world’smost recognisable fashion house. Having all but reinventedwomenswear back in the 1920s and ’30s, Coco Chanel went on tocreate some of the most legendary fashion pieces in history, fromthe tweed jacket to strings of pearls, to the little black dress andChanel No5. Even the logo – interlocking C’s – is an icon. Our special Chanel section contains a selection of fine jewellery,watches and cosmetics that are exclusive to Harrods, as well as KarlLagerfeld’s clever take on the brand’s classics. “Apocalypse Now”is his genius vision for the new season, a medieval shadowland ofdistressed seams on double-layered jackets encrusted with sequins. Elsewhere in the issue we have the key beauty looks of the seasoncourtesy of the most influential make-up artists in collaborationwith the best-known brands (p111); exotic men’s tailoring gets lostamong the dunes in the Moroccan desert (p78); and Laura Bartonhas the inside story on how to wear Victoriana (p50). If fashionisn’t your thing, there’s a good deal of cheese to get excited about(p145), as well as a road trip through France’s Champagne regionin the latest open-topped Ferrari (p159).Take a trip to Harrods... the new season has arrived Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 23
  8. 8. CONTENTS 43 78 111 87 145 September NEW THIS MONTH 122 BEAUTY NEWS 29 TOP 20 Bliss’ latest Triple Oxygen products; Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Launches, special offers and events for September Lipstick; Sisley Skinleÿa anti-ageing foundation; Miss Maquillage gets therapy; new brand Functionalab; Visoanska amber-infused Source 1ère 33 ZEITGEIST People and places in the air right now 124 MEN’S GROOMING NEWS Biotherm’s new fragrance, Force; Harrods Own Label leather accessories; 38 OUT OF THE BLUE Sisley’s Eau d’Ikar; the Grooming Guru selects his top five products She captivated critics and audiences alike as a blue alien in 2009’s Avatar. Now Zoe Saldana is back in human form for her new film Colombiana 126 MISE EN SCENT Hidden among the bright florals, the fruity notes and the woody scents is the inspiration of a fragrance, the true romance that makes it unique FASHION & ACCESSORIES 137 GET SPORTY 43 CHAIN REACTION There’s more to getting fit than going to the gym. Taking up a sport is Fashion’s fascination with the chain-strap bag started with the Chanel a fast and fun way to boost your energy, motivation and wellbeing 2.55; today’s designers are equally enamoured of its chic, chunky charms 45 WOMENSWEAR NEWS FOOD, INTERIORS & LIFESTYLE Vintage-style lingerie; Dutch designer Christian Blanken; the new Pinko parka; Marchesa gowns; Paul Smith’s wearable art 145 MELLOW YELLOW 46 IN BLACK AND WHITE A distinctive lemon-coloured rind and creamy, nutty flavour have made Sharp masculine tailoring is complemented this season by statement the award-winning Golden Cenarth a star of the cheese world accessories in a monochrome palette 148 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 49 OH WHAT A KNIGHT Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller is set to open an in-store pop-up Suave, romantic, and champion of the world’s most eye-catching of his restaurant The French Laundry gowns; can Antonio Berardi get any more divine? 150 FOOD NEWS 50 HOW TO WEAR VICTORIANA The Food Halls’ new Tea Room and Gourmet Grocery Room; the At last, an antidote to all that sleek minimalism: refashion yourself vintage-style Ice Cream Parlour; produce from Britain’s finest farms as a Brontë, a Browning or a crafty gamine 155 CUTTING EDGE 54 ALL WHITE NOW Now that knives with precision-forged blades are available to everyone, Trends in fine timepieces come and go, but there’s something endlessly gourmet enthusiasts pose a serious threat to professional chefs modern about the lighter shade of pale 156 INTERIORS NEWS 56 COUNTRY GENT Wedgwood limited editions; Donna Karan home accessories; a rare Eccentrics rejoice! The landed-gentry-meets-’50s-bookworm fashion portrait of Coco Chanel; Escada bed linens; The Pet Spa moment has arrived 159 LE GRAND TOUR 58 MENSWEAR NEWS Take one Italian sportscar, add some American charisma, then take it Topman’s Gordon Richardson; Marni menswear; refurbished vintage on a drive through France – welcome to the world’s chicest road trip Vespas; Paul Smith’s nod to space rock; Emma Willis’ bespoke shirts 162 CITY GUIDE: MARRAKECH 61 JERSEY GIRL With its bustling souks, colourful mosaics and fragrant cuisine, the city Thirty-seven years have done nothing to dull the sparkle of a Diane von is a feast for the senses Furstenberg wrap – or the powerful ambition of its charismatic creator 165 LIFESTYLE NEWS 62 MY LIFE IN SHOES Thai spas in both Thailand and Spain; luxury liner The World; the best The stylish know the beauty of classics – and what could be more classic of South Korea at Harrods; the top three sunscreens than the Chanel ballet flat? 166 PRIZE DRAW 66 10 MINUTES WITH ATSUKO KAMIO Win a five-night stay for two in a Mayan-style private villa at The designer behind Wacoal Dia finds inspiration in understated The Tides Riviera Maya Japanese sensuality, French romance – and time travel 168 HARRODS ESTATES 68 LADY LIKE Specialising in prime residential properties in central London and the Flounces and florals, curves and cuffs, sequins and chiffons and lace; Home Counties AW11 makes an elegant entrance with a new take on uptown refinement 170 THE ULTIMATE SECRET SERVICE 78 THE SHELTERING SKY The tailor with a licence to take Mr Bond’s inside-leg measurement has The sharper way to wear suiting combines this season’s severe silhouettes recreated the magic of 007’s sartorial success in vintage-look alligator and monochromatic palette with bold bursts of colour and pattern 87 THE WORLD OF CHANEL A celebration of this extraordinary fashion house features multisensory installations as well as exclusive make-up, accessories and jewellery BEAUTY Cover PHOTOGRAPHER RANKIN111 A STUDY IN COLOUR HAIR LACY REDWAY at See Management Eight key looks for AW11. Eight international cosmetics collections. MAKE-UP DAVID DIBOLL at Next Eight make-up maestros determine both NAIL TECHNICIAN GINA EDWARDS120 HIGH FIVE at Kate Ryan MODEL MASHA PHILIPPOVA at Premier Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals her wearing Chanel jacket £1,341, gloves £279 top new beauty treats for this month and earrings, price on application Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 25
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  10. 10. Top 20Launches, special offers and events for September1. Jewellery by LanaLana Bramlette’s totally wearable pieces in 18kt goldinstantly become un-take-offable – as her celeb fansdemonstrate. “Flirt Double Hoop” earrings £589.Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor2. LP Skin TherapyThe products in Dr Linda Papadopoulos’ LP SkinTherapy range help keep skin looking youthful.Dr Linda will be in the Pharmacy, Lower GroundFloor, on 5th September from 4 to 6pm. To booka complimentary consultation call 020 7225 59543. Loro Piana mink capeUpping the brand’s impossibly luxurious ante,Loro Piana has created a cashmere-lined minkcape with narrow suede stripes. Cape £21,475.Scarves, Gloves & Hats, Ground Floor4. Gurhan jewelleryTouches of Gurhan’s signature 24kt yellow gold makean appearance in its new sterling silver collection.Bracelet £1,199. Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor5. Lanvin AW11 menswearWith a fedora’d nod towards Bowie’s Thin WhiteDuke, Lucas Ossendrijver at Lanvin has createdthe look of the season. Jacket £1,075. Menswear,Lower Ground Floor and Ground Floor6. Max&Co and BorsalinoThe Il Mio Cappello collection brings togetherBorsalino’s craftsmanship and Max&Co’s confidentglamour to create four stylish hats. From £235.Weekend Room, First Floor7. Calvin Klein Jeans children’s trainersChunky trainers with just the right amount of’80s stomp appear in the new Calvin Klein Jeanscollection for children. Trainers £90. Children’sShoes, Fourth Floor8. A taste of TuscanyRelive summer in Tuscany with a tasting event inThe Wine Shop on the Lower Ground Floor. Guestswill receive 10% off all wines on the evening.20th September, 7 to 9pm. Call 020 7893 8777or email wineshop@harrods.com for details9. Native Union Moshi Moshi “Pop” handsetWhat it lacks in subtlety, the Moshi Moshi gold“Pop” handset makes up for in cool – and iscompatible with all computers and handheld devices.£59.95; exclusive to Harrods. Cards, Gifts & Wrap,Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com10. Kanebo gift setPurchase two Kanebo skincare products and receive aluxurious gift set, including Silky Purifying CleansingCream. Exclusive to Harrods from 18th Septemberto 1st October. Cosmetics, Ground Floor Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 29
  11. 11. TOP 20 11. Anzu exhibition The once humble birthday card has reinvented itself as a work of art thanks to Anzu founder Ellen McGrath. Prints of McGrath’s jewellery illustrations will be available from 1st to 30th September. From £4.99. Cards, Gifts & Wrap, Lower Ground Floor 12. Armani Junior Running the gamut of children’s favourites, the new Armani Junior collection includes rugged fleeces and appliquéd dresses. Sweater £89.95; exclusive to Harrods. Children’s International Designer, Fourth Floor 13. Agent Provocateur Soiree Paying a sultry homage to gangster molls and silent film divas, Agent Provocateur’s AW11 Soiree Collection is made up of lace and satin confections with a ’20s feel. “Gene” basque £950. Lingerie, First Floor 14. Basler fur Quality and versatility are central to Basler’s fashion collections, which this season include fur-trimmed parkas and a racoon swing coat with a shawl collar. Coat £4,925. Champagne Bar, First Floor 15. World Class Cocktail exhibition Learn how to mix up the perfect cocktail with advice from finalists of the 2011 World Class Cocktail Competition. From 25th September to 16th October. Exhibition Gallery, Third Floor 16. Barbour Gold Label by Temperley Country classics meet city chic as Alice Temperley and Barbour team up for a capsule collection that includes jackets in waxed leather and chunky knitwear. Sweater £249. Riding Equipment & Apparel, Fifth Floor 17. MBT “Ari” shoe For improved balance, muscle development and good old proper comfort, MBT has developed the “Ari” physio shoe. £249. Sports, Fifth Floor; and harrods.com 18. Christmas Grotto As Father Christmas gets his reindeer into training, now is the time to start booking for the Christmas Grotto. This year we are offering priority booking to Rewards Customers from 5th September. Visit www.harrods.com/grotto for details 19. Smythson bespoke stationery Writing paper comes no more sophisticated than at Smythson, which now offers a bespoke service including headed correspondence paper, invitations and business stationery. Price on application. Stationery & Games, Lower Ground Floor 20. Clarins gift with purchase A make-up bag and four Clarins favourites, in travel- Cocktail StockFood friendly miniature sizes, are complimentary with the purchase of two Clarins products, one of which must be skincare. Exclusive to Harrods from 25th August to 10th September. Cosmetics, Ground Floor30 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  13. 13. Benvenuti a casa.* Surround sofa as shown from £5220*Welcome home. Surround Sofa. International Lifestyle Furniture, Third Floor. Telephone: 0207 225 6845
  14. 14. ZEITGEISTPeople & places in the air this month BY LAURA JORDAN & BEN FELSENBURG/PHOTOGRAPHER DERRICK SANTINI FASHION Tim Soar experience for Soar. He admits that, although he Fashion-forward women are in the throes of a love affair expected the design to be the biggest challenge (with with masculine tailoring this season, making an ideal menswear “you’re designing for yourself; you have this context for the unveiling of Tim Soar’s debut collection narrative with your designs that relates to you in some of womenswear. Since launching menswear in 2005, way, shape or form”), it was the technical part of the Soar has honed an aesthetic he describes as “the point process that proved most difficult. A lapelled dress with where tailoring and sportswear meet”. With an early- a slit back was, he says, fiendishly difficult to get right. ’90s minimalist influence and off-kilter proportions But the real puzzle was how to make the tailoring reminiscent of Japanese design, Soar’s style translates “masculine without becoming too blokey”. Dozens of smoothly to his latest venture. Yet while the leap into rethinks later, the collection is a smooth continuation womenswear might chime perfectly with the current of the menswear, fitted without being tight, flattering sartorial mood, the collection’s success is down to more to the contours of a woman’s body with a satisfying than just fortuitous timing on Soar’s part. For although tomboy bite. Think a long, sleeveless blazer, a he was confident that this was the right time “for single-breasted coat dress, a varsity jacket with leather menswear and womenswear to meet”, he was also sleeves and sheepskin collar, and a defiantly minimal spurred on by sheer demand, particularly when fashion slash-necked dress. “I wanted these garments to work writer Sarah Mower asked him to make her a coat after a bit like T-shirts do for men… To have an easiness that admiring the AW10 menswear collection. womenswear doesn’t normally have.” Working with womenswear has been a liberating Available from Designer Studio, First Floor Soar in his Hackney studio Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 33
  15. 15. Dancers ca. 1899,by Edgar Degas EXHIBITION Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement The depictions of dancers that Edgar Degas created more than a century ago have become some of the defining images of ballet in art, but in their day these were ground-breaking works that divided gallery-goers. As an Impressionist, Degas was part of a movement that sought to bring a new realism to art by escaping conservative strictures. Now the Royal Academy’s exhibition – the first of Degas’ work in the UK – illustrates the evolution of his techniques for evoking movement in drawing, paintings and sculptures, as well as his use of the emerging technology of photography. Comprising more than 80 works, the exhibition showcases celebrated pieces including Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, Dancer Posing for a Photographer and The Star: Dancer on Point. From 17th September at the Royal Academy of Arts FILM Jane Eyre Filmed many times before, the story of the young Jane Eyre and her turbulent relationship with Rochester, the tempestuous master of the house where she works as governess, is brought to the screen in a new version by director Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga’s film reaches out to new audiences yet stays true to the passion and Gothic romance of Charlotte Brontë’s novel. Mia Wasikowska (the star of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) co-stars with Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), who has the looks ideal for Rochester, with fine support from Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Jamie Bell. Jane Eyre opens on 9th September in the UK BOOK Absolutely: A Memoir by Joanna LumleyJane Eyre Joanna Lumley’s life is every bit as varied as her film and TV roles. Having been born in India at the tail end of British rule, Lumley embarked on a career that put her at the heart of fashion and society throughout the Sixties and Seventies, first as a model for the English dress designer Jean Muir, and then as an actress, becoming a Bond girl and then the star of the TV action series The New Avengers. She then reinvented herself as a sublime comedy actress in Absolutely Fabulous. But there is major substance to Lumley, too, as proved by her triumphant campaign for the rights of Gurkha veterans of the British Army. Absolutely is the year’s essential showbiz memoir. £20. Available on 29th September from Waterstone’s, Third Floor BOOK Jamie’s Great Britain by Jamie Oliver Jamie Oliver is the man to turn to for all that’s best of British in the kitchen. The chef ’s restaurants, books and television series have made him internationally renowned, but his roots go back to his parents’ pub in Essex, where he first began to cook. Now Oliver shares more than 100 recipes that together portray the national culinary character. That means classic dishes, a few that have a centuries-old history in Britain, as well as some contemporary recipes from the community of more recent immigrants. £30. Available on 29th September from Waterstone’s, Third Floor FILM Drive French director Jean-Luc Godard once said, “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.” But add a car with a moody, silent type behind the wheel and then you’re really talking. The sublimely pared-down Drive was the buzz of this year’s Cannes Film Festival; audiences were enthralled by this action thriller, which harks back to some of the best cinema of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Ryan Gosling plays the kind of role that you could imagine played by Steve McQueen or a young Clint Eastwood: Hollywood stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night. His life has no emotional attachments, until it’s thrown into disarray by the arrival of a woman (Carey Mulligan) whom he wants to protect; but soon his own life is in peril. Drive opens on 23rd September in the UK Ryan Gosling in Drive34 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  16. 16. ZEITGEIST Grace Jones in a maternity dress designed by Jean-Paul Goude Super Lamp 1981, and Antonio Lopez, 1979, by Martine Bedin from the Postmodernism exhibition at the V&A EXHIBITION Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 Far from being dryly academic, this sprawling landmark survey of perhaps the most influential movement of recent decades is crammed with playful fun and is a must for anyone interested in modern style. Following on from the clean lines and pure abstractions of the Fifties and Sixties, everything changed as Postmodernism’s irreverent mash-up between past and present shook up all the arts in a riot of exuberant colour, bold patterns, artificial-looking surfaces and freedom in design. Represented with entertaining dazzle at the V&A, the exhibition features the iconic sensibility of Grace Jones in music videos; the “big suit” David Byrne wore in the 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense; and Jeff Koons’ bust of Louis XIV, an outrageous parody of classicism in stainless steel. Paintings by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg are also featured, as well as the seminal graphics of Peter Saville, whose designs defined Factory Records almost as much as the music of Joy Division and New Order did. From 24th September at the Victoria and Albert Museum BOOK That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba In a year that has been lit up by a royal wedding, Anne Sebba’s biography looks back at the woman at the centre of a romance that cast a shadow over the throne three quarters of a century ago. Wallis Simpson was the character who so caught the heart of the Prince of Wales that months after being crowned King Edward VIII he abdicated rather than renounce his plans for marriage to the twice- divorced American. Delving into the high society of the East Coast and the sophisticated jet set of the post-war years, Sebba reveals the inner workings of this strong-willed personality, who spawned as Brian Wilson much rumour and gossip as any latter-day celebrity, and whose perfect coiffure and outfits made her a style icon who is still influential. £20. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor MUSIC Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin The unpredictable Brian Wilson in concert is always an exciting prospect, but this showcase for his latest project is particularly special. The most recent album from the great composer of the Beach Boys’ hits is a meeting of minds across the decades with one of the founding fathers of American popular music. In the ’20s and ’30s, George Gershwin took emerging jazz and brought it into the mainstream with musical numbers that continue to evoke a seductive atmosphere at the mere mention of their titles: “Rhapsody in Blue”, “Summertime” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”. Now Wilson uses his gift for harmony to reinterpret Gershwin’s music and add a novel twist to “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “I Got Rhythm” and other eternal standards. The evening will also feature classic Beach Boys songs. From 16th to 18th September at the Royal Festival Hall FILM Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy For spy aficionados, there can be no richer era than the Cold War, no better chronicler of the uncertain allegiances between the Soviet Union and the West than John Le Carré, and no novel of his more enthralling than Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In this subtle chess game of a tale, the task of rooting out a mole within British intelligence falls to George Smiley, an ageing officer who has developed the art of being underestimated into a lifelong career. The story was originally shown as a 1979 BBC series starring Alec Guinness; now, in aGrace Jones ©Jean-Paul Goude masterstroke of casting, Gary Oldman plays Smiley, with the cream of male British screen talent arrayed around him in the form of Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch. The director is Tomas Alfredson, whose critically acclaimed Let the Right One In Gary Oldman demonstrated a mastery of slow-burning tension. as Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy opens on 16th September in the UK Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 35
  17. 17. INTERVIEW blue She captivated critics and audiences alike as Neytiri, a blue, nine-foot-tall alien in 2009’s Avatar. Now Zoe Saldana is back in human form for her upcoming film Colombiana BY MATT MUELLER “Oh my god, it’s muy caliente, right?” Making her entrance into a sea- there, but I will never be a part of them, or of anything that I feel is facing suite at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes during the annual film misrepresenting us, or only enhancing one aspect of our culture.” festival, Zoe Saldana could easily be referring to her film career. In fact, Prior to landing Avatar, Saldana admits she was getting sick of portraying she’s commenting on the muggy room temperature and, although attired women “who just cried all the time, or were emotionally compromised”. for south-of-France heat in a light summer dress, Saldana marches over to Wanting to use the vigorous physicality that years of serious dance training open a window and let the Mediterranean breeze blow in. gave her, she’s now in the throes of a kick-ass phase, following Avatar and As the Pandoran warrior-princess Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar, Star Trek with her highest-profile action heroine role yet in this month’s she was fervent, bright-eyed, defiant – and sexy, as nine-feet-tall, blue- Colombiana. Sprung from the same adrenalised hit factory that yielded toned aliens go. As deep-space xenolinguist Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ Star the Liam Neeson thriller Taken – and following much the same revenge Trek, she brought smouldering, sultry elegance to the perilous cosmos. formula – the film features Saldana as Cataleya, a girl whose parents are In the space of two franchise behemoths, Saldana morphed from a murdered before her eyes by a drug cartel and who grows up to become maybe-star into a full-on Hollywood supernova. Not too shabby for an an assassin with the express purpose of doling out payback. actress who might have survived the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads To be able to play a character where you get to do what men are and impressed Steven Spielberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, yet predominantly known to do is awesome,” she grins. The intensive struggled to find her way in an industry that often sends black and Latina training that goes into starring in an action thriller like Colombiana, actors down typecasting plugholes – she herself being half Dominican and the close-quarters baddie-bashing required of Saldana on set, and half Puerto Rican. Aware that complaining wasn’t going to help her however, does take its toll. And the 33-year-old actress says she is feeling cause, she’s kept a dignified silence about her worst encounters, while it more and more these days. “My mom tells me I look like a map when acknowledging the challenges she’s faced. I come home, because I’m black and blue all over the place,” she says. Trunk Archive “Sixty years ago, in the years of Ricardo Montalban and Rita “I’m addicted to the adrenalin of being physical, but I’m finally entering Hayworth, they had to do what they had to do,” she observes. “But the consciousness of mortality. With Avatar, I was fine. I would get hurt, now Latinos are becoming more integrated in society, and art has been get up, brush it off and just keep going. But my body feels like it’s aged evolving along with it. Those stereotypical roles are always going to be 10 years since then. It can’t reboot itself as quickly.”f38 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  19. 19. Saldana as Neytiri in Avatar; RIGHT, FROM TOP As Cataleya in Colombiana; and on the set of Star Trek with director J.J. Abrams Colombiana also sees Saldana displaying an work ethic – “we’re tough, we’re feisty, we work too impressive facility for using hand artillery. She much and we don’t take breaks” – and being raised discloses where her degree of comfort comes from: to seize responsibility for her own life. “Latinos hunt! My dad and his brothers were Saldana grew up in Queens until her “hippie” countrymen from the Dominican Republic, so I Puerto Rican mother moved the family to the grew up with a rifle around,” she says, adding with Dominican Republic at age 10, after Zoe’s father a laugh, “Now that I’m an adult and I know what died. It was there that she discovered dance, weapons represent, I would have wanted my father studying ballet and other forms at one of the to have used a little more caution, keeping weapons country’s most prestigious academies. When she away from us. But my stepfather’s also a hunter, and headed back to New York at 17, Saldana segued my partner in life comes from a family of hunters, into acting by joining a youth theatre group that so I’m comfortable having guns around.” put on positive-message plays for teens coping with Although she regularly hits the firing range with substance abuse and sexual issues. Soon, she found her partner, actor-businessman Keith Britton, herself recruited by a talent agency and, at the age Saldana doesn’t hunt and insists she’s never taken a of 21, landed her debut film role as a bolshie diva in life herself – “except maybe an ant here and there”. Center Stage (directed by the National Theatre’s own But she has no qualms about her friends and family Nicholas Hytner). taking part, differentiating them from “people who, In preparation for Avatars 2 and 3 and her just because they have money or want a rug in their reprisal of Uhura in the Star Trek sequel this living room, will go to Africa and kill an animal that’s autumn (she hopes she gets more to do this time We’re tough, at the point of extinction. There’s no dignity in that, there’s nothing to respect about that. My partner and around), Saldana opted to take the first half of 2011 off. “My body needed it, and so did my brain. I we’re feisty, his family will eat and use everything of an animal needed to decompress.” And she couldn’t be more we work too much they’ve killed. And I take pleasure in that, because I can have venison stroganoff and really enjoy it.” delighted at the personal freedom that’s come with stepping off the gruelling Hollywood treadmill. “I and we don’t As for Britton, Saldana has been with him for eat what I want, I’ve stopped exercising, and I have take breaks 10 years, and they got engaged last summer. Saldana calls him “the right man to be growing old with, a life – as opposed to just waking up and running around, hopping on a plane, doing this, doing that, because he holds his own. We were very young when exercising, going to bed early,” she says. “I’ve been we got together, and we’re very respectful of each spending a lot of time with family, travelling and other’s lives and cultures. I exercise my right to be having fun – and staying out really late.” Portrait Getty Images; film stills Kobal Collection who I am, and to think the way that I do.” She beams with pleasure. “I love love love going Next year, Saldana is due to return to Pandora, the out! There’s nothing better than dressing up, putting fictional planet that’s made her famous, for back-to- on make-up and heels and going dancing. I love it, back shoots on the Avatar sequels. Despite its success, and why not? I’m human and I’m young – and I’ll be you’d imagine that Saldana’s reaction at the prospect telling you the same thing when I’m 70 years old.” HMN of taking herself off the market for nearly 18 months during what is arguably the peak of her career might Colombiana opens on 9th September in the UK be a starry strop. But she expresses the complete opposite. “Are you kidding?” she squeals. “Do you know what it means? It means that I’ll be employed Matt Mueller contributes to Total Film, Screen for over a year in a business that’s unpredictable!” International, Wonderland, Entertainment Weekly Such pragmatism is a sign both of her New York and The Guardian40 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  21. 21. Chain reaction Fashion’s fascination with the chain-strap bag started over 50 yearsFROM TOP Vince top ago with the Chanel 2.55;£205; Marc Jacobs“Baroque” bag £620, today’s designers areexclusive to Harrods;Chloé “Elsie” bag equally enamoured of£595; Valentino “Va its chic, chunky charmsVa Voom” convertibleclutch £925; Lanvin PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES MOUNTFORD“Happy Crinkle Quilt”bag £1,140. Available SENIOR FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBBfrom Egyptian Halland Room of Luxury,Ground Floor; andDesigner Studio,First Floor; andharrods.com Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 43
  22. 22. The new Majestic. Available in the exquisite ‘Zinc’ collection of fabrics. Exclusive to HarrodsFeeling is Believing...The Bed Studio - Third Floor
  23. 23. NEWS The talented Mr Blanken When Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana praise a designer, the fashion world sits up and pays attention. Such an accolade has been bestowed on Dutch designer Christian Blanken, a fashion- design graduate of Central Saint Martins who honed his skills at Diane von Furstenberg and Max Mara. Since setting up his own label in 2008, Blanken has developed a line that embracesVINTAGE GLAMOUR sportswear-inspired luxury. For AW11 he works a clean, urban vibe with monochrome separates including a lamb-fur coat, leather-panelled leggings and funnel-neck sleeveless jackets. On the strength of the collection, Blanken looks set to make the leap from name-to-know to one-to-wear. HOT PINKO Coat £1,050 and leggings £310. Available from The tomboy’s favourite coat – the parka – is back. The new take on this grunge classic is more luxe Designer Studio, First Floor and glamorous, like Italian label Pinko’s version, with its sleek fox-fur trim adding some uptown polish to the downtown utilitarian detailing. Coat £970; exclusive to Harrods. Available La bella Marchesa from Way In, Fourth Floor. View the new “I want to be a living work of art”, Italian heiress winter collection and exclusive pieces with and muse Marchesa Luisa Casati declared. Casati informal modelling in Way In on Saturday was renowned throughout European high society in 10th September from 2 to 6pm. the early 20th century for her extravagant, eccentric and surreally glamorous style. Fittingly, the brand named after her – Marchesa – does not do understated. Paul Smith’s Creative Directors Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have made a signature out of modern fairy-tale wearable art gowns that are dramatically proportioned, ornately embellished, impeccably crafted and shamelesslyTalk about a heavyweight design collaboration. For romantic. The AW11 collection exemplifies whyAW11, Paul Smith has created a collection of clothing these English designers have conquered theand accessories in conjunction with the Henry Moore Hollywood red carpet. Inspired by GreatFoundation. Moore, who was best known for his abstract, Expectations’ Miss Havisham, thevoluptuous sculptures, also produced prints, drawings and collection features swathes of drapedetchings that Smith has reworked onto silk scarves, bags and tucked silk tulle, antique-and neat shift dresses. Smith’s interpretation of the artist’s looking lace, voluminous featherwork serves as a potent reminder that Moore’s aesthetic is as gowns and intricate embroidery.modern, and relevant, as ever. Dress £525. Available from Gown £4,125; exclusive to Harrods.Weekend Room, First Floor; and harrods.com Available from Eveningwear, First Floor Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 45
  24. 24. STYLE Stylist Becly Bramch In black and white Sharp masculine tailoring is complemented this season by statement accessories in a monochrome palette Available from Designer Jewellery and Egyptian Hall, Ground Floor; International Designer Room and The Shoe Salon, First Floor; and harrods.com46 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  26. 26. Oh whata KNIGHTSuave, romantic, andchampion of the world’smost eye-catching gowns;can Antonio Berardi getany more divine?BY NICOLA COPPING“In the past few seasons, my work has been basedaround the human form, and we’ve been playingaround with the idea of armour.” As descriptionsof new fashion collections go, this from theBritish-Italian designer Antonio Berardi, famedfor his sensual and form-fitting cocktail dressesand eveningwear, would appear moderately benign. Yet, as Berardi describes his place within therelatively challenging institution that is British design, Antonio Berardia tinge of pathos reverberates through his voice. A contemporary of the fêted Alexander McQueenand John Galliano (Berardi worked for four yearswith the latter), Berardi is content, successful and,crucially, independent. He is neither reliant on aconglomerate of behemoth proportions nor obligedto kowtow to the demands of outside investors. A rock within the UK’s creative firmament sincehis Central Saint Martins graduate collection in2004, Berardi has established not only a steadfastaesthetic (simple, beautiful, undercut with femme-fatale coolness) but also a resilient business. As armour suddenly makes sense. This is Berardi’sthe London Fashion Week website describes him, own shell, which strengthens him for the“Today, Antonio Berardi is one of the very few world outside; his aesthetic established andinternationally influential designers operating a unswerving, his business solid and stable,completely autonomous company.” his protection in place. With the benefits that Berardi is also a rarity in the world of fashion experience can bring, he designs not for thefor his honesty, humility and hint of vulnerability. critics but for his customers. “When you becomeWhereas McQueen and Galliano struggled to established, it’s about how, from one season to theadmit their weaknesses until, arguably, it was too next, your customer still feels like she needs to buylate, Berardi is open about the burdens of being from you,” he says. “She has to feel comfortablea successful designer. in herself, and once she has found that comfort, “I can imagine the pressure that was on both it’s easy to build on. My customer is 35-plus, sheJohn and Lee [McQueen],” he says. “It was not has disposable income, she is probably a workingjust a case of sitting down and designing, doing all woman, and she’s bold and assertive.” In otherthose things you love in order make your collection words: she is a woman in search of sartorial armour.wonderful. [For them] it was also a case of being Perhaps she is like Victoria Beckham, ortrawled all over the place – doing an opening here, Transformers actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley –a photo shoot there, an interview here. two of Berardi’s celebrity fans who are in search of “John would come out at the end of the catwalk red-carpet protection. “Celebrities become kind ofshow and people would think, God, how confident like advertising for the brand,” says Berardi. “We’re FROM TOP Antonio Berardihe is. And I think it was that part of his persona lucky, because people come to us. I’ll give you an dress £1,350;that kicked in for those two minutes. Then John example: yesterday, the pre-collection went up on gown £3,399,would go back to being incredibly shy; that’s how Style.com, and L’Wren Scott [the designer and exclusive to Harrods; dresshe is. There really does need to be some sort of care stylist, and companion of Mick Jagger] called in £1,899; andpackage. Most of us are quite fragile creatures – even three dresses for Nicole Kidman. With all the labels gown £6,050,if we become theatrical when we put on shows.” that exist, it’s great to think that somebody out there exclusive to Harrods So a collection pivoted around the concept of would even consider us. It makes me quite proud.”f Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 49
  27. 27. INTERVIEW “Celebrities become How to wear kind of like advertising VICTORIANA for us” At last, an antidote to all that sleek minimalism: refashion yourself as a Brontë, a Browning or a crafty gamine BY LAURA BARTON To wear Victoriana after a summer of even moderate flesh-baring might well prove an inhibiting task. Just how does one assume the correct mental attitude to wear the season’s high collars and demure hem lengths without applying half a can of spray-starch to one’s brain? Getty Images Victoria Beckham in In the Victorian era, bare surfaces were not tolerated; an Antonio Berardi dressers and tabletops were covered with ornaments, dress in 2009 and walls were adorned with decorative techniques from marble-effect to wainscoting. So the challenge this It is no coincidence that Berardi’s ultimate influence season is, in essence, to view yourself not as a woman, is the chief of all successful independent designers, but as a Victorian parlour in which no surface may be Azzedine Alaïa, an elusive man who eschews both the left unadorned. Accordingly, when you climb into your classic fashion-show format and the world of fashion Antonio Berardi gown, with its shimmering bodice politics. Yet Alaïa is still blessed with unmitigated and sleeves, its high, gauzy neckline and its elegant skirt, global success and a legion of famous fans. it may help to think that you are not getting dressed – “Design is something that Azzedine is so you’re decoupaging yourself. passionate about. He does it on his terms,” says The Victorian era was not an age when respectable Berardi. “He does it quite slowly, and he revisits young ladies slouched about in Ugg boots and miniskirts. himself. I think, in a strange kind of way, we do that On the contrary, this was a morally upstanding period. too, on a very small scale. Hopefully, everything is as So it may also be helpful, as you fasten up your Roland thought out as it would be in an Azzedine collection. Mouret outfit – the mutton-sleeved jacket with its trim It’s like being in a laboratory. You don’t finish a piece waist and long cuffs, and the wide-pleated skirt – or your of research so you can move onto the next thing; one Nicholas Kirkwood lace-up shoes, to tell yourself that thing leads to the next, and that’s how I view my this is not so much an outfit as it is a display of morals. work. As a designer, I’m an individual and, after so One might say something similar of your gorgeous many years, I still have my company, and it’s growing Nina Ricci ensemble, all watery-hued silks and high, season after season. So I’m really happy with that.” ruffly collar. The way to wear this prim little number is Berardi’s unique combination of two cultures – the to imagine that you are a figure of great moral import – a sensuous Italian and the straight-talking British – is schoolmistress, for instance, or an eager young preacher’s his ultimate trump card. “My British side is a lot wife, devoted to rescuing impoverished gutter-dwellers more tailored and definitely edgier than the Italian from a life of gruel, sin and tavern brawls. side, which is much more sensual and romantic,” he Still, if the notion of tavern brawls and sin appeals, you says. “My Italian side is the one that will sit down might like to consider wearing your Emilio Pucci gown and discuss at length; it’s much more lyrical, and it with the knowing wink of a fallen woman. Floor-length marries quite beautifully with the British side, which though it may be, this is no decorous dress; its bejewelled is much more stiff-upper-lip,” he says, laughing. surface allows a glimpse of flesh that would make even the And so, the duality emerges in the clothes: stiff most jaded member of the Beefsteak Club blush. in their structure and poise, but romantic in their Finally, the wearing of your Chanel trouser suit will give inclusion of lace, velvet and metallic brilliance. As you an opportunity to channel your inner ragamuffin. This his new collection steels itself for the autumn/winter can be taxing for beginners, but you will soon get the hang battle ahead, Berardi has only one piece of advice for of it: shuffle your neck in that prim white collar, slide your his army of female customers: “Invest in a coloured hands into those grey tweed pockets, and walk with a gait cocktail dress. Every woman has an LBD, and she worthy of the most Artful of Dodgers. Size up each passer- needs to invest in something colourful for a change. by as if he might be the owner of an expensive pocket I like short – it’s flirty – but I like the idea of long watch, a silk handkerchief or, at the very least, an orange. too. Part of where I come from says that the more Should your new demeanour get you into any sort covered up you are, the more sensual you look.” of trouble with Her Majesty’s Constabulary, do explain All catwalk photos Anthea Simms As with the man as well as his collection, all the that this is merely a seasonal affectation and that normal fun of armour is peeling back the layers to reveal the conduct will resume come spring. FROM TOP Chanel jacket £4,635, delicacy underneath. HMN blouse £2,339, trousers £1,112 Available from International Designer Room and and belt £874; Antonio Berardi gown £5,199; Nina Ricci blouse Available from International Designer Room, The Shoe Salon, First Floor; and harrods.com £489 and skirt £699; Nicholas First Floor; and harrods.com Kirkwood shoes £845; Roland Mouret jacket £1,299 and skirt Laura Barton is a feature writer for The Guardian. £575; Emilio Pucci gown £9,599 Nicola Copping is the Editor of harrods.com She also writes for Q, The Word, Vogue and Red50 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  29. 29. Star struck Collaborations with the most influential names in fashion, architecture and dance have made H.Stern one of the world’s most adventurous and successful contemporary jewellery houses “It’s imperative that jewellery designers think outside enriching. “This is a true collaboration; we did it the box.” So says Roberto Stern, and he should together and the result is so Diane and so H.Stern know; he is, after all, the President and Creative as well,” he says. Von Furstenberg seconds this idea: Director of one of the world’s most iconic jewellery “We enhance one another,” she says. houses, H.Stern. He describes the Brazilian house’s Now in their seventh year of working together, the designs as “contemporary jewellery done in an old- duo’s latest collaboration is the Sutras Collection, fashioned way”. Audacious and unusual ideas, with comprising wonderfully chunky gold and crystal a hint of Brazilian flamboyance, are executed using bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings. The starting artisanal craftsmanship; concepts may be modern, point was von Furstenberg’s interest in Indian but the importance of tradition remains at the heart Mughal jewellery, such as the 18th-century ring she of the brand. wears. Like the antique Indian designs, each piece Founded by Roberto’s father Hans, a German is reversible. On the back are mantras – or sutras émigré, the company shares its name with the – such as Love, Laughter, Freedom, Harmony, German word for “star”. And the house has Confidence, Truth and Life, which are engraved in appropriately engaged in a number of stellar characters based on von Furstenberg’s handwriting. collaborations. It was Roberto’s vision and spirit that The designs also feature rock crystals that have a flat first encouraged Diane von Furstenberg to approach upper surface and a rounded, or cabochon, lower him with her ambitions for a collaborative collection surface to enhance the appearance of depth. As von in 2004. Von Furstenberg pursued H.Stern with Furstenberg says, “You just want to swim in them.” vigour. “I wanted bold, and I didn’t think anyone If India is an influence in the Sutras Collection, else in the world could deliver this boldness,” she for the Grupo Corpo Collection H.Stern looks to its explains. She is irrepressibly enthusiastic in her praise homeland, joining forces with the Brazilian modern of not only the result but also the man and the house. dance group whose mesmeric style is something “Roberto has taken H.Stern to a whole other level,” of a hybrid of graceful ballet and rhythmic samba. she says. “He is a real jeweller and, even though he is It’s an unusual partnership that again demonstrates a brilliant businessman, he is also an artist.” Stern’s ability to push boundaries, and the jewellery The striking thing about the H.Stern and Diane inspired by the dance group is equally innovative. von Furstenberg collaboration is that there is an The H.Stern designers took influence from all stagesFROM TOP H.Stern Dianevon Furstenberg Collection effortless synergy between the two brands, their of the dance production, from conceptualisation and“Sutras” drop earrings £6,000, aesthetics perfectly complementing one another. choreography to costume and set design. The sinuousthe back of the small “Sutras” This is because, Stern explains, it is a totally different contortions of the dancers’ bodies were also anpendant £3,600, large “Sutras”ring £6,300. TOP RIGHT large experience from commissioning someone to design important influence, and became translated into the“Sutras” pendant £10,000 jewellery for you, and thus is more creatively elegant curves of the pieces. Noble gold (H.Stern’s
  30. 30. PROMOTION FROM TOP H.Stern Grupo Corpo Collection 18kt yellow gold, Noble Gold and diamond bracelet £2,100 and 18kt yellow gold “Nazareth” earrings £2,200; RIGHT The H.Stern + Grupo Corpo ad campaign, featuring an 18kt gold and diamond ring £3,600 and earrings £3,300 BELOW, FROM LEFT Oscar Niemeyer Collection white gold and diamond “Pampulha” ring £5,200 and 18kt yellow gold “Copan” cuff £14,000signature combination of yellow and white gold) and yellow-gold cuffs and rings in the Copan range take18kt yellow gold are brushed, mattified and grooved I wanted bold, their cue from the concrete São Paolo building of thebefore being set with diamonds and gemstones and and I didn’t think same name, while the concave and convex domes oftwisted into avant-garde designs that reflect Grupo the National Congress building inspire the sweepingCorpo’s fluidity of movement. anyone else in the lines of a yellow-gold bracelet. Bold, sinuous curves and Brazilian heritage are alsocentral to the Oscar Niemeyer Collection. A titan of world could deliver Available from Fine Jewellery & Watch Room,international modern architecture, Niemeyer is the this boldness Ground Floordesigner of some of the 20th century’s most iconicbuildings, including the Brasília cathedral and theUN headquarters in New York (a collaboration withthe legendary Le Corbusier). Niemeyer’s passionfor – and command of – curvaceous lines is seenthroughout his work, and is echoed in the H.Sterncollection. This is the first jewellery collectionNiemeyer has personally approved, and it takes directinspiration from his sketches and buildings. Thecollection comprises six ranges, including Pampulha– a series of white-gold and diamond rings, earringsand bracelets that reflect the undulating roof of theSão Francisco de Assis church in Pampulha, Brazil,which Niemeyer designed in the 1940s. The wavy
  31. 31. NEWS There’s something robustly masculine about the Marine Dame by Breguet that The original Omega Ladymatic was launched makes the design at a time when ladies took their elegance very all the more sexy on seriously. The 1955 design has lost none of its women. Despite the grace in Omega’s new Ladymatic chronometer, delicacy of the white which is now also equipped with and gold combination, an advanced mechanical watch the satisfyingly weighty movement featuring the Si 14 silicon case and stamped rubber balance spring, an innovation that strap give the wearer all the sex makes it more resilient to knocks appeal of a woman wearing and shocks. But while 21st-century a man’s crisp white shirt, and customers will appreciate the smart very little else. The Breguet technology, it will be the design that technical heritage is right there wins their hearts. The mother-of-pearl too, with 30-minute and 12-hour dial engraved with Omega’s signature totalizers and a small seconds hand wave pattern, in combination with and date. But that’s not really why a white face and rose-gold and we love it. £23,300 diamond bezel, is sheer bliss. £19,880 All white now Trends in fine timepieces come and go, but there’s something endlessly modern about the lighter shade of pale PIAGET ALTIPLANO Ulysse Nardin Behind every hugely successful timepiece there Executive Lady lies a story. Piaget’s In a person, a combination of pretty Altiplano range, and clever is, frankly, often annoying. In a watch, however, a developed over 50 design that is as beautiful as it is years ago, takes intelligent is a pleasant surprise. The its name from the biggest watch brands tend to get Andean plateau stuck in technical complications, while the traditional haute joaillerie where the Incas houses dazzle us with diamonds. sought refuge with the Ulysse Nardin has ploughed its own last vestiges of their furrow with the Executive Lady, a empire. Piaget’s designs HERMÈS H-our horological masterpiece that is take inspiration not from Horolophiles would confide that smart in both looks and ability. As not much has changed in the if the elegant mother-of-pearl dial the sheer vastness of the design of the Hermès H-our watch and diamond-set white ceramic plain, but the pure and fragile since its inception in 1996. They bezel weren’t enough, the patented harmony that exists in the would agree that, apart from a Dual Time system allows the natural environment. Thus few minuscule cosmetic changes, hour hand to instantly adjust to there’s no point tinkering with a different time zone at the touch of the Altiplano 34mm is simple perfection. From £1,200 the ceramic pusher. £14,600 in design, slender in size and full of hidden treasures. £16,500 Available from Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor54 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  33. 33. STYLE Country gent Eccentrics rejoice! The landed-gentry- meets-’50s-bookworm fashion moment has arrived Stylist Becky Branch Credits TK Images Available from Men’s Accessories, Men’s Contemporary & Casuals, Men’s Lab and The Men’s Shoe Salon, Lower Ground Floor; Men’s Designerwear, Men’s Tailoring and Sunglasses, Ground Floor; and harrods.com56 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com