London Fashion Week presents Claret Showroom..

It has been a busy old week at Claret with half the team at Sommerset House and the other half of us in Milan.
Just though we would share with you a few pics of our jam packed stand at LFW.

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As you all know, we dont go any where without them.!!!!

Are you Ready For This..Mara Hoffman SS12

"Its the Mara Mexicana Show"!!!!!

When this collection first arrived at the showroom you can only imagine the excitement...... Lot's of flying tissue paper and "oooohs"and "ahhhhhhsss" as each piece  unpacked created further excitement to the last....

This collection is absolutely stunning and yet again Mara has created something fresh and new whilst not disappointing on the eye catching, rich, tribal prints. Mara Hoffman is known for her bohemian flair, so the presence of a live mariachi band at her Spring/Summer 2012 show wasn't the least bit unexpected. Presented at the Box atLincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, Hoffman's self-described "Mexican Mamas" featured a bevy of designs inspired by the women of Mexico, particularly legendary painter Frida Kahlo

 Frida Kahlo was an inspirational sensation famed for her traditional Mexican paintings..Mara took these Mexican Embroideries to a whole new level of cool...mixed with a fresh pallet of whites and pinks..

 Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

 This season she added yarn-dyed stripes to compliment theflowered bursts and gorgeous panel printed Kaftan,

Using custom-designed silk prints manufactured in-house in the United States, Hoffman interlaced woodcut, tribal, woven, and geometric designs with neon embroidery and seed-beading to create a sultry, tropical-infused lineup of jumpsuits (long and short), sheer skirts, caftans, and tea-length column dresses. This is our absolute favourite piece from the collection...What a gem!

Rocking That bohemian Bling-The eye popping rope  jewellery is by Holst and Lee.

We love playing with color and texture and believe the pieces each have a story to themselves,” Natalie Holst, who founded the Brooklyn-based label with partner Rochelle Lee

Corresponding prints found their way into the models espadrille's.
Thus making us want to get all customised crazy at the showroom.

(Watch this space) Click on the link to watch the show in me you wont be disappointed!!! Amen.

Nicole Richie, Celebrates Fashion's Night Out

If you havent seen the pic's yet from the Los Angeles Fashion Night Out, you are in for a treat.Nicoel Richie was back to her best draped in Fall Winter Kate...

 Nicole Richie was seen looking ever the Bohemian goddess in her signature Boho chic look as she attended Fashion’s Night Out celebration at Macy’s Beverly Center on September 8th.

       Nicole wore the Winter Kate silk maxi "Kamakura" Kaftan dress from her  Fall 2011 collection. 

Nicole Topped the Look of wearing House of Harlow 1960 Jewelery and Clutch.

Later that evening Nicole grabbed the Microphone as the host of Fashion Night Out,She spoke of her fond memories shopping at the Beverly Center in LA with her Mum as a child and encouraged the crowd to check out the new stores for FNO.   

 To get Nicole's exact  look visit Oxygen Boutique...but hurry.something tells me this dress is going to be a sell out!!!!

AW11-House of Harlow 1960 Video

It's arrived the AW11 House of Harlow 1960 Fall Video and boy is this exciting. 

Nicole looking ever the Retro Glam Goddess can be seen sitting down at a vanity table and overloading up on bracelets, necklaces and rings from the latest collection. Nicole tops off her look with a rather dramatic beautiful  headpiece.We can't wait to get out mits on these beautiful Fall pieces.

 Check out the master piece at the below Link..

The mother-of-two is currently gearing up for Fashion's Night Out; she will co-host an event at the Beverly Center with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Vogue's Lisa Love.

Sneaky Peak-SS12 Winter Kate-Spring Chickens

"After visiting India I wanted to create a collection that honored the roots of the fabric and celebrate (the countries) lavish history and rich culture: All the while making sure it translates to Women of Today." Nicole Richie..

Alexa Chung Rocks Zimmermann

The beautiful Alexa looking beautiful as always in the Zimmermann Canvas Wedge in Black.
Want Want Want.........