Christmas Wish List

POLO & Lifestyle’s Christmas Wish List selected by our Editor-in-Chief Scarlett

 

1. Rönner Design

Always Classic Ever Unique – Fashion & lifestyle design house inspired by the elegant & graceful equestrian world, with special emphasis on luxury & details.

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SHOP: http://www.ronnerdesign.com/product/miranda-bow-dress-pink/

 

Camelia – Tropical Grey

Four way stretch printed fabric, fitted zip jacket with high collar. Ideal for training days.

 

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SHOP: http://www.ronnerdesign.com/product-category/collections/tropical-equestrian/

 

Dianella Long Sleeve – Mini Horse Pink

Sporty training / show-shirt in four way stretchy dry-fit fabric with details in grey gingham cotton.

 

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2. Elizabeth Hurley Beach 

Chinese Red Kaftan, This beautiful lightweight kaftan is in a striking red patterned silk, with gold edging around the hem and hand embroidered gold beading at the neckline. A really eye-catching statement piece.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

Willow Dress

The off-the-shoulder Willow Dress is a light, easy-to-wear cover-up. Featuring an elasticated waist, sea green embroidery, and tassels.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

Luna Kaftan

Made from the softest cotton, the lightweight Luna Kaftan features hand-sewn sequins around the neckline. Stylish and easy to wear, with pretty pom pom details around the cuffs and hemline.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

 

3. BHOID

The Covey Pocket Square – Midnight 

Inspired by life in the British countryside, this pocket square features pheasants and feathers. 100% silk. 

 

BHOID International Covey Pocket Square

SHOP: https://bhoid.co.uk/collections/all/products/the-covey-pocket-square

 

4. KOBO Candles

KOBO pure soy candles were created by and for those passionate about memorable scents, and the fresh look of the KOBO packaging is a gift so beautiful it need not be wrapped.

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SHOP: https://www.kobocandles.com/

SOEBEDAR A Luxury Shoe Brand

 

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SOEBEDAR is a luxury footwear brand launched for the Fall 2015 season by creative director Sieta Soebedar. All SOEBEDAR shoes are hand-crafted in Parabiago, Italy using the highest-grade leather skins and fabrics. The brand emphasizes on creating luxurious, elegant, feminine yet wearable footwear for the modern woman.

 

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Exclusive Interview with shoe designer Sieta Soebedar who talks to us about her Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Collection

 

How did you get into the whole shoe world and become a shoe designer?

With my passion for design and fashion sense, at a certain point in my life, I decided to follow my dream in the fashion industry. I was inspired by Italian tradition of high craft and luxury, so through research I ended up in Parabiago.. I began my journey by visiting shoe factories, tanneries, heel suppliers and fairs.  I had no credentials in shoe design. I learned the shoemaking craft from scratch working with various artisans and suppliers.

 

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What inspired the current collection AW 17/18?

The Autumn/Winter 17/18 collection is inspired by classic styles.

 

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What is the best thing about designing shoes?

Designing shoes is like meditation for me. Makes me feel happy and free.

 

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What makes a good shoe?

A good shoe is a shoe that fits well, is comfortable and make you feel amazing, sexy and confident.

 

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http://www.soebedar.eu/

VIVETTA Spring/Summer 2018

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Between history and legend, Andrey Remnev has inspired the 2018 Vivetta Spring-Summer collection.

Vivetta Ponti transfers his art onto the catwalk: his ancient, melancholic strokes, yet graphical and modern, his colours and the delicate and dream-like women, the main characters of his paintings.

 

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These noble, hypnotic ladies, suspended in a surreal atmosphere, emphasise his passion for detail and, more specifically, for embroidery. Vivetta’s dresses, just like canvases, portray a marvellous, enchanted universe, with a wealth of magical elements. A desecrating tribute to both the world of contemporary art and the Russian artist.

 

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A collage of refined hand-made decorations. Sophisticated sequin macramé and evanescent profiles. Dazzling Swarovski and pearl appliques. Precious brocades as well as bright, multi-coloured Haute Couture duchesses.

Remnev’s favourite motifs are directly transferred onto the dresses. Irises bloom on the fabrics, crossed by the featherweight flights of dragonflies, butterflies and swallows. In addition to these, there are also elements taken from the underwater and woodland world. In the eternal surreal interplay of transformism, nature overcomes the real dimension: fantastic animals such as fish and winged creatures blossom in splendid flowers.

 

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Skirts that are as light as clouds and volumes emphasised by puffy crinolines. Cascades of raw edged tulle. Transparencies and micromesh lace. The crystal-studded organza is gradually blurred with delicate, lightweight feathers. The lightness of these fabrics is contrasted with those of a sturdier nature. The bustier dress is rather striking with its exaggerated volumes in denim which is treated, woven and dyed by hand.

 

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The common thread linking these two inspirational worlds, which are only apparently poles apart, is actually jeans, that co-exist in this collection. Revisited, faded and embroidered denim with bands of coloured feathers is used also for the footwear: for a true total look. There is a clear reference to a typically-90s POP underground style in terms of fit, volumes and prints. Oversized garments and hyper-feminine outfits. Organza, fil coupé brocade and jacquard cotton that recall romantic tapestries.

 

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The little tassels that enrich them have also been taken from the world of furnishing and design.
Maxi T-shirts are worn over 1960-style mini-dresses adorned with minute, sparkling sequins. Flaming, acid-coloured embroideries with sporty elements also for dresses in silk satin. The emerald green dress, with a deep side split, matching feather train and boa is a real key piece.

 

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The cut and paste effect is ensured by the styling: a top recalling a baseball T-shirt, with contrasting lace on its sleeves and a red carpet-worthy skirt. Also the black dress, with its decorated white satin bodice, that in terms of cut and silhouette perfectly complies with the design codes of this mood, has been created by wearing a short T-shirt over a tulle skirt. The elements of decor which Remnev was so fond of, can be seen once again in the prints, on shirts and short dresses, that have been re-elaborated according to a decidedly more contemporary taste.

 

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The range of colours is amazing. The light, dusty hues of the purest dawns from soft blue to baby pink, clash with the unique fluo colours and plenty of gold, a clear reference to the precious pigments blended by hand and used by the artist himself, as in the past.
Accessories: high cuissard boots and bow mules, either glittered or in bright pastel colours. Delicate “profiled” ballerina shoes in clashing hues.

 

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http://www.vivetta.it/

 

The Devonshire Club London Designed By March & White

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A private members club has a peculiarly complex purpose. Add to this, 70 hotel suites above for the use of members and the logistics, functionality and performance require scientific analysis. Aesthetically, each room, each space of the club, needed to have a sense of the unique whilst being an episode in a larger, entire, piece.

 

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To commit to creating a large, significant and very valuable piece of art is to prepare to meet some very formidable challenges. Devonshire Club was no exception to the theory. At March & White, they always work with the best craftsmen using the very finest authentic materials to ensure everything is completed to the highest quality standard. Furnitureworks are a Sussex based craft furniture makers with a reputation for producing the very highest quality upholstery. Working closely with them. 

March & White were able to interpret the organic curves and forms of mid-century style into our own, absolutely contemporary furniture.

 

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The philosophy for Devonshire Club was to create an elegant and iconic destination for London’s city elite; a glamourous and subtly feminine space which confidently spoke of creativity, vibrancy and sophistication. Distilling inspiration from both mid-century modern design and couture, March & White created a series of distinctive spaces. These, each very individual, are, separate but still subtly connected in series, resulting in an intriguing journey from the moment of entering the club.

 

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The mood is one of glamour and elegance with a vibrant, and very contemporary, undercurrent. Their take on the primary colour palette is visible through our selection of fabrics and finishes, creating a unique version of the Mondrian palette that boasts a timeless feel throughout the entire club.

 

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http://www.marchandwhite.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marchandwhite/

Richard Mille

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Margot Robbie joins the Richard Mille Family

Richard Mille is delighted to welcome Australian actress Margot Robbie to the circle of women who are partners of the brand. She is an inspiration to the current generation and the brand looks forward to creating a fascinating range of watches.

 

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Born in Australia, Robbie grew up on the Gold Coast and eventually moved to Melbourne where she began acting professionally at the age of 17. She appeared on Neighbors, Australia’s longest-running television serial, from 2008-2010. In 2011, Robbie moved to the United States to pursue her career and was quickly cast in the critically-acclaimed series, Pan Am.

Robbie is perhaps best known for her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 hit, The Wolf of Wall Street, in which she stars as the female lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Her star-making performance in the film garnered praise from critics and audiences alike.

The Wolf of Wall Street paved the way for interesting and unique opportunities for Robbie including starring opposite Will Smith in Focus, a lead role in sci-fi thriller Z for Zachariah, starring as “Jane” in David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan, as well as her coveted role as the iconic “Harley Quinn” in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Robbie can be seen next in Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin alongside Domhnall Gleeson.
She recently wrapped production on Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, which she stars in as Tonya Harding, and served as a producer under her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie will soon begin production on Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots in which she will star as “Queen Elizabeth” opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Not content to limit her involvement in film and television to acting, Margot launched her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie currently has several films in development under the production banner including Bad Monkeys, Beautiful Things and Marian.

 

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This partnership between Margot Robbie and Richard Mille complements the very contemporary spirit of the collection in which Margot will bring her creative energy and her own interpretation of femininity as she participates in the design of several models.    
”I am really excited to join the Richard Mille family, I have always admired the brand’s artistry and innovation. The watch we are working on embodies Richard Mille’s vision of horology; it’s beautiful, unique and modern. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Richard Mille and Margot will create together a collection of which the proceeds will be donated to Youngcare. This foundation is committed to helping young Aussies with high-care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.

Collaborating with an array of artists and masters in their disciplines allows Richard Mille to enrich its vision of what a masterpiece of watchmaking for the 21st century should look like, without losing sight of tradition and history.

 

http://richardmille.com/

Equestrian Gift

Riedel Horse Decanter

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Riedel Crystal, the 261 year-old global leader in varietal-specific glassware (where form follows function as its wineglass shapes are created to enhance the experience and taste of a specific grape variety), also create stunning mouth-blown decanters. The sophisticated equine-inspired Riedel Horse Decanter stands at an impressive 23-5/8 inches tall with an equine profile decorating its interior – a true showstopper.Horse Decanter Kopie

Designed by 11th-generation Riedel Crystal CEO Maximilian J. Riedel, the Horse decanter was inspired not only by the Chinese Zodiacback in 2014, but also by the famous Royal Lipizzans, the rare, aristocratic breed, whose line, like the Riedel line, resided in Austria.

More than an object of beauty, the decanter is also a powerful tool, much like the energy and performance embodied by the Lipizzan breed. First bred by the Hapsburgs in the 16th century, the Lipizzan represent the prime equestrian specimen of the Baroque era and today remain symbols of pomp and circumstance throughout Europe. The decanter’s colour, defined by a single stripe of black crystal that runs the decanter’s length and outlines its interior equine profile, also takes its inspiration from the Lipizzan breed who are born black and turn white as they grow into adults.

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I have long been fascinated by horses, both as animals of strength and performance as well as of elegance, in addition to the role they have played for generations in cultures throughout the world,” comments Maximilian. “With the Riedel Horse decanter, I strove to create a functional and powerful wine tool that simultaneously reflects the innate beauty, sophistication, and authority of a horse.

The decanter’s concave profile also aids in wine’s decanting process. After pouring wine into the decanter, shaking the vessel until a thin layer of bubbles forms helps to oxygenate the wine, dramatically improving its aeration and the flavour profile of the given grape varietal. As it opens the wine by “charging” it, the Riedel Horse performs a traditionally time-consuming task at high speed, while remaining regal and refined like the Austrian Lipizzans.

Riedel Horse Decanter £495

https://riedel.co.uk/

Instagram @riedeluk