Mara Hoffman-More From Miami!!!

We are totally hooked on Mara Hoffman's Blog, I know we tend to rant about this quite a lot but if you haven't checked it out yet, you must do so here For the ultimate inspiring Imagery (see above) to location Shot's this Blog is by far our ultimate fav....

We wrote about the Miami Pop Up shop at the beginning of the Month, see below for some beautiful Location shots in the Sunny Sunny place that is Miami..

Winter Kate/House of Harlow 1960 Spring 2012 Behind-the-Scenes Video

Ever wondered what go's on behind the scene's when shooting a Lookbook.Look no further than this video for SS12 Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960 Footage....and can we just say the shoot turned out to be just beautiful...

Madeleine Thompson Promotional 2011 video

We are super excited here at Claret HQ as Madeleine Thompson TV has launched on youtube. The first video features the Beautiful Poppy Delevigne and captures the essence of the AW11 and SS12 Collections.Poppy is also pictured wearing the stunning Cowshed slippers that are available now!

Video by Klosslondon. Styling by Susan Bender. Model is Poppy Delevigne. Makeup by Kathryn Thompson. Special thanks to Art Club, London.

Watch this space for more video's!

Merry Christmas from us all at Claret- Wishing you all a Wonderful Festive Season...

The Dream Team!

Nicole Richie's Inspiration Board.....The competition is on!!!

Looking for Inspiration for our competition,look no further than Nicole Richie's Inspiring finds..

This Season's Inspirational Fashion boards by Pret-A-Portea's Editor Rasha

We simply had to share these Fantastic Fashion Inspiration Board's from Fashion Blogger, Rasha; Editor of the amazing Pret-A-Portea . Take note and take inspiration for this seasons' hottest trends and must have pieces including Winter Kate Dresses and House of Harlow 1960 accessories.

Features a showroom Favourite the House of Harlow 1960  Bailey Velvet Booties.

Features AW11 Winter Kate Pixie Dust Dress in Print 75 Crimson  and House of Harlow 1960 Olivia Clutch bag in red Croco.

We love anything Leopard at Claret Showroom and this is our favorite pick form the boards!Features the House of Harlow 1960 Kye Ballet Pumps and Leopard Orlina Clutch!

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Visit Rasha's Blog for more inspiring finds..

This leads us onto our new competition at Claret Showroom...We have a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunglasses up for grabs for one lucky Reader, For a chance to win we would love to see your Inspiration boards for Next Season. Please email them to, we will post all on the Blog and a Winner will be announced in the New Year. We look forward to hearing from you and cant wait to see what you come up with! xo

Meet The Girls Behind The Space-Paris's New Must See Concept Store!!!

Meet the girls behind "The Space"- Paris's New Concept Store- We cannot wait to pay them a visit. Stocking Madeleine Thompson cashmere, Alice McCall and Zimmermann and many more Contemporary Brands along with a complete Vintage Haven this store is set to be "THE" concept store that you must visit in Paris.

Owned by two determined inspiratiional friends, Tallulah Rufus-Isaacs and Julia Van Hagen- The  store  features a mix of retro and contemporary clothing as well as art, primarily by up-and-coming talent. Just last week the two 24-year-olds opened The Space to over 850 guests who celebrated the shop, which previously housed couturier Vicky Tiel, Tallulah’s godmother and a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor.

"Their vision is to create a distinct link between art and fashion but in unexpected ways. Located at 21 Rue Bonaparte in an charming and exclusive courtyard, a stones throw from L’Aduree, the girls found their idealic location. In the 1960’s to the late 1980’s it was “The Place To Be” for everyone in Hollywood, Art, Fashion and Music. Joining forces, contacts and ideas, Tallulah and Julia aim to recreate the same atmosphere of intellectual glamour with a new generation and wave of the creative world making it a destination spot in Paris". Source:

 Be sure to pay them a visit, 

75006, PARIS, 

House of Harlow 1960 in January's Paris Vogue!WOW!

A favourite of Nicole Richie's, The House of Harlow 1960 Maddie Boots are featured in January's Paris Vogue....

House of Harlow 1960 Maddie boots in Bamboo

House of Harlow 1960 Maddie Boots in Brown

Claire-Behind the Jeans-Donna Ida Interview....

Claire was interviewed recently by the Donna Ida Denim Team, read on here to find out more about Claret Showroom, Claire's style icons and of course her favorite denim brands.......

What does your job involve?
I run Claret Showroom with my business partner Alex Lyles. We’re a womenswear clothing distribution company for American & Australian brands wanting to expand their sales into the Uk & European market.
Our day to day role changes so much during the year depending on where we are within the buying calendar. Currently we’re selling high summer ’12 swimwear for Zimmermann & Mara Hoffman. Whilst the wind blows and the snow falls it always makes for an amusing appointment with buyers looking at the scantily clad models in tiny 2 pieces!

What do you look for in a brand?
As a showroom we’re approached by at least 1 brand a day wanting us to distribute them within the UK. We always look into everything we are sent but are restricted hugely by the space within our showroom and the market demand. Within the showroom we like all the brands to complement each other without competing. They all need to target a similar market niche but not be too similar in styling. We therefore sell swimwear, denim, shoes, eveningwear, cashmere, daywear… you name it, we hope to have it covered.

How did you break into the industry?
I interned at Paul Smith every hour of my holidays during university. When I graduated they had no option but to offer me a job!

What are your everyday essentials?
Madeleine Thompson Cashmere. A great pair of Jeans purchased from Donna Ida, I tend to hit Westfield regularly! Good boots during the winter, generally Modern Vintage or House of Harlow. Apart from jeans and my underwear every single item I own in my wardrobe is from one of the collections in the showroom. After all you’ve got to love what you’re selling!
How do you wear your denim?
Tight, tight, tight. I love the flared look too but they require killer heels and so often I can’t quite face that at 7am.
Favourite denim brand?

MiH Jeans and Dylan George both fit me really well.

Who is your style icon?
It totally depends what mood I wake up in. I find my style changes day to day depending on what my job entails. Last week I was at our warehouse for 2 days overseeing the pick and pack of a large shipment. Then it’s all about the air max’s, a boyfriend jean and checked shirt. This morning we had a breakfast meeting at Claridge’s with a potential new brand whose owners were in town from LA. This required a killer heel and a sophisticated look. I’m doing some Winter Kate store training later in the week so then I’ll be head to foot in Nicole Richie’s designs. Next week I’m flying to NY to meet with one of our brands for an AW12 strategy meeting. I’ll be covered in cashmere for the flight. Everyday varies so much here I couldn’t really say one person influenced me more the mood and the task at hand.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Avoid peanuts – all hell breaks loose if I eat one of them!

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Claret Showroom take on 4 new ranges for AW12!

We have taken on 4 New ranges for AW12, Claire and Alex will be in the showroom throughout February and March as well as numerous Trade Fairs and look forward to showing you the lines.For all appointments inquires please contact or

Mara Hoffman Pop Up Shop-Miami

Mara Hoffman launched her first Pop Up shop last week and hosted this out of a Airstream Trailer in Miami!!!!The shope featured her own SS12 LIne along with a limited edition collection comprised of collaborations with artists Javier Piñón, Spencer Tunick, John Newsom, Eddie Martinez and Maya Hayuk.