Barcelona - April 24th, 2014
I’m back in sunny Spain for a few days of fun & friends.
On Thursday I traveled to Barcelona for Aristocrazy’s flagship store opening on Paseo de Gracia. Before the evening do, I attended the brunch organized by the brand at Spanish architect Lázaro Rosa-Violán’s studio in the heart of the city.
It was a great chance to catch up with so many lovely ladies (Berta, Camila; and Uno beauties Veronica & Alba- and our manager Fer…and so many more). A short- but oh so sweet- 48hrs in my hometown.
Congratulations to the Suarez brothers on their new Aristo-adventure.
(Dress by H&M, shoes by & Other Stories, jewelry by Aristocrazy)
This time last week I was returning from beautiful Paris.
Next on the “Mademoiselle Privé” experience (once the show had finished on Tuesday) was a visit to Lesage in Ponteau.
Lesage are responsible for the couture embroideries we see in Givenchy, Balenciaga, Dior, & Chanel (of course). Chanel bought this company in 2002 so the atelier could survive & stay open in Paris.
After studying the story of Lesage in Fashion History a few years ago, I was like a little girl in a sweet shop. Every couture pattern, embroidery & design you can think of is there. They are all hiding in every drawer and corner of the establishment.
Then came the tough part, and something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget. I spent the afternoon embroiding my own brooch, surrounded by beads, tweeds &, of course, macaroons.