Designed by Mahiki and Whisky Mist founder Marc Jacques Burton, DecorumLYD (Live Your Dream) is a luxury leather brand which reaches out to the successful and stylish man.
Already a hit amongst Burton’s celebrity friends from his clubs, the collection is aimed at the man who is living his dream. And to be shopping in the exclusive South Ken boutique The Library (the only place stocking the collection) where prices for the collection vary from £2,800 to £3,500, may certainly seem The Dream for some men.
The quality of the pieces is assured, from its materials (Buffalo leather), its production (handmade by in Italy by experienced artisans) to its designs. The designs consist of four “Hero” styles, with every piece made unique by a one off inspirational quote sewn on the inside. Ready to suit the busy lifestyle of the metropolitan man, the jackets are versatile, each with multiple ways of wearing - with multiple collar and zip options.
Probably the most outrageous design is the Rebel Rouser, inspired by James Dean’s Rebel without a Cause. Worn by Pharrell Williams and Will.I.AM the jacket is the ultimate piece for a modern day icon, with its huge fur collar looking like it should belong to a Moscow billionaire, or the space age. The worn leather comes in a masculine black, or for those who want to go one step further, a bright red or blue style.
These pieces certainly aren’t for everyone, and the key ingredient to pulling one off has to be confidence. Certainly never a design that will sit quietly in the corner, but surely no man living his dream would want to do that anyway?
Luxury eyewear retailer Fashion Eyewear has added the Chanel Bijou 2014 range to its growing collection of brands.
The exclusive range includes three celestial themed finishes: Stardust in shades of crystal blue and aqua, Sunset,dark tortoise frames with rhinestone a gold relief, and Moonlight, black with rhinestone and a silver relief. Each design is finished with the iconic Chanel logo on the inside of the temples.
The collection is available in store at Fashion Eyewear’s Chiswick showroom. Each pair retails for £522 and UK distribution is extremely limited.
Written By Jodie Dewberry
Rose Amber is a luxury resort wear brand launched in 2012. Founded by cousins Tessa Marwick and Jackie Manning, the label is named after their great, great grandmother Rosie and is clearly inspired the by beautiful colours, embellishments and textures characteristic of the Kanpur region.
Rose Amber specialises in kaftans and the debut collection is dedicated to India’s version of the garment, which was made famous by empress of fashion, legendary taste maker and former Vogue editor-in-chief, Diana Vreeland, and since popularised by designers such as Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. They can be thrown on over a bikini at the beach, before being teamed with heels and loads of jewellery for evening.
The range consists of printed chiffon in jewel hues. Each garment is handcrafted by Indian artisans to combine the finest fabrics with the region’s intricate handiwork. 5% of all Rose Amber creations sold goes to The Rose Amber Foundation.
Written by Jodie Dewberry