Eva McMahon and the things that make her Swoon
Posted on 05 Apr, 2016
We got in touch with the fabulous Eva McMahon of the style blog Glamazon to ask her for a few things that make her Swoon! Eva is a colleague and friend of Mr Palmer Productions, and we adore her blog. Galamazon is an award winning blog, focussing on chic insight into fashion and lifestyle, as seen through the eyes of Czech Eva. Check out the blog here www.glamazonblog.com and have a peek at 5 things that make Eva Swoon below.
1.Cocktails in Claridges – Claridges is one of my favourite spots in London and it is our tradition to go for few cocktails with my friends. I love the old school glamour feel of the place and of course their tasty drinks. And plus you never know who you can bump in to.
2. Nuxe body oil – Although it may sound boring this is the best body oil I have ever tried and plus it smells like holiday. A small bottle that takes you to the sunny beach every day.
3. Finding the best deals at designer sample sales – It is almost my addiction and a great way how to build up your wardrobe with designer pieces (for fraction of price). My personal favourite is Temperley. I never leave empty handed. Photo: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv
4.Good weekend brunch – Nothing beats a lazy weekend that starts with a delicious brunch. Whether I am with my husband, friends or family this is the best part of the week. There are many great brunch places but I love to go to Rocca in Dulwich village, French Cafe at East Dulwich, Shoreditch House, Riding House Cafe when I am meeting people more central. It is hard to pick just few as it makes me hungry just thinking about it.
5. The buzz of Fashion Week – I love that time of the year. Whether that is the moment when first model walks on the catwalk or the street style photographers are chasing their muse. The atmosphere is just wonderful and always carries me away to another world.
Posted on 17 Jan, 2016
January in London means menswear, as London Collections: Men hits the capital. This is always a highlight of out year – working with a mixture of the best respected Menswear tailors such as Gieves and Hawkes, to the freshest talent in menswear design, such as Sean Suen.
It was a tumultuous week, with a fast paced shows in the busiest schedule this season has seen yet, and the tragic news on David Bowies passing spreading over the last day of shows.
Have a peek at our behind the scenes pictures of the LCF, Coach, Margaret Howell, Gieves and Hawkes, and Sean Suen.
We loved these gorgeous leather accessories at Coach – Dino’s, buckles, and key rings
The everlasting cool of Margaret Howell…
Gieves and Hawkes took place upstairs at their shop at Number 1 Saville Row, and we were surrounded by the uniforms of the Queens person guard, the Honourable Corps.
Sean Suen was shown through GQ China, and commemorated the news of the late great Bowie by ammending their body art plans.
Kally Ellis Founder of McQueens – and the things that make her Swoon
Posted on 23 Dec, 2015
Kally Ellis is the founder of McQueens, a premier London based florists, that is so much more than a florists. In 1991, from a small florist in Shoreditch, Kally had a clear aim in mind: “I wanted to sell simple, stylish flowers, beautifully presented, to the London market. And I knew people would love it.” Since then Kally used her marketing expertise, strong sense of colour and design, and genuine passion for flowers, to establish McQueens as a premier name in both the UK and international flower market. You can find McQueens flowers at the most fantastic events and spaces around the globe: From the A-list Vanity Fair post-Oscar party in Los Angeles, to fashion shows in London. From the Tribeca film festival in New York to the capital’s most talked about five-star hotels. From weddings and restaurants to television and film, McQueens has redefined the way we think about flowers, forever.
We spoke to Kally to ask her about the things that make her Swoon…
Without doubt, these are my personal highlight of the winter season. Banish any thoughts of those gaudy poinsettias with their crepe petals. These delicate, bashful Christmas roses in pure white make my heart skip a beat every time. I have them in my garden too and they look every bit as perfect as they do in a vase, believe me.
Cire Trudon – Ernesto
I do adore scented candles and I must say I usually have one of my own McQueens scented candles on the go at home (peony or gardenia). But this particular candle is my all-time favourite from the world’s oldest candle making company. There’s a hint of musk and incense about it which is so heady that it is practically spiritual.
The Fumoir – Claridges
I do spend a lot of my time at Claridge’s – as well as being responsible for all the flowers there, we also have a wonderful little McQueens boutique in the hotel – but at the end of the day, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a little glass of fizz. It’s tiny and tucked away, which makes it slightly naughty and terribly romantic, all at the same time.
The Corner Room – The Town Hall Hotel
We recently outgrew our space on Old Street so we’ve just moved to a large, newly-refurbished warehouse in Bethnal Green. This wonderful little dining room is one of my great new discoveries – the food is fresh and innovative, it has a wonderfully serene atmosphere and the service is impeccable. It’s definitely one of Bethnal Green’s best kept secrets.
Susy Harper, Upper Street, Islington
I first discovered Michelle and her amazing little boutique about a decade ago when she was based in Cross Street and I just adore the cut of her clothes. Every season I will buy one or two pieces and I know that each time I wear them they will give me untold pleasure. My husband has a conspiracy theory because each time he pops in – be it Christmas or my birthday – Michelle instinctively knows exactly what I want.