BEACH TOMATO 2011.....and the winner is Mara Hoffman!!!!

Oh Mara!

Since launching in 2000, Mara Hoffman's eponymous label of vibrant, tribal-inspired prints have made her the go-to designer for standout swimwear.  The uniquely cut, stylish collection of swimsuits and bikinis aren't simply on trend, but define the trend and has unsurprisingly armed her with a legion of devoted fans.

JUNE 2011 – Having launched its first ever Beach Tomato awards a month ago, Beach Tomato has announced its final winners.  The beach judging panel (including co-founder Tom Marchant, editor Kirsty Hathaway and features editor Katie Mulloy) together with ELLE's Travel Editor, Sue Ward Davies, founder and photographer, Jackie Dixon and the founder and beauty journalist, Grace Timothy have decided the crème de la crème of beaches around the world, beach fashion and beachside beauty products.

Tom Marchant, co-founder, says “We created Beach Tomato to be the friendly voice offering insightful and honest advice about beaches from around the world.  Our first Beach Tomato awards are an answer to the eternal question that everyone stresses about year, which beach, what to wear and which beauty brand really delivers. Editor Kirsty Hathaway and the judging panel have truly uncovered the best of the beach for 2011.”

Editor Kirsty Hathaway comments, “The site celebrates the best of the beach but we felt that having launched earlier this year it was time to announce our definitive 2011 picks.  With so many beaches, swimwear designers and beach beauty products out there, we had a difficult task to pull together our top nominees let alone winners.  So a huge thank you to the Beach Tomato team and expert judges who have spent the past month deliberating and choosing our top picks.  We’re delighted to finally announce our collection of those beaches and brands that really offer something new and different.”

Kirsty Hathaway, Beach Tomato, Editor: “I love Mara's fresh take on swimwear. With interesting cuts and unique prints, Mara Hoffman sets herself out from the crowd”
Katie Yiannakis, Beach Tomato, Senior Fashion Assistant: “Mara's bright graphic prints ensure you will be a standout sensation on the beach”

Editor Kirsty Hath

Mara Hoffman Blogspot..What a Dream.

Ok so I am not just being biased when I write this but one of our absolute favourite blogs here at the office is the Mara Hoffman.blogspot. It is definitely worth checking out, it is unbelievably inspiring and  the Kaleidoscope prints and imagery are sure to lift your mood on this rainy day ...We are currently selling Mara Hoffman's Resort 2012 Swim collection at the showroom and are all in love with this collection. It becomes an exploration of colour,culture and texture, In each ensemble you can clearly read the African and Aztec elements. - Bring on the sunshine because summer has never looked so good..

The Launch of House of Harlow 1960 handbag collection is soon upon us....

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Spotted this week Nicole Richie carrying The 'Riley' clutch bag from her forthcoming House Of Harlow 1960 handbag collection..Nicole has been busy expanding her fashion empire which will now include handbags..Us Claret girls cannot wait to get our mits on this vintage inspired collection, my personal fav is the studded clutch below and the vintage small framed velvet evening bags this space for selling dates at Claretshowroom..

Madeliene Thompson World

What better way to kick start our blog than to introduce you to the exciting world of Madeleine Thompson...not that this needs any introduction but if you haven't discovered this yet then read on....

Madeleine Thompson and Claret Showroom were born in the same year. Our companies have grown together through the highs (there have been many) and the lows (thankfully not so many).

read all about it at the below link.

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