Did you know that you’ll find a selection of books at every Sofitel around the world? Each week we feature some of our favorites, like this splash of color snapped at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
CHANEL / DUBAI
Since 2000, Chanel’s collections have been traveling around the world – from Paris to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Versailles, and Singapore. This year the brand will unveil its ‘Cruise’ collection on May 13 in Dubai.
The collection is usually launched in between the two main seasonal collections for spring-summer and fall-winter. Chanel also presented The Little Black Jacket, a photo exhibition curated by Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, the former Vogue Paris editor, last year in Dubai. Singer Rita Ora, who features in the exhibition, attended the event at Downtown Dubai in April. Information on location for the cruise show are not available but will be shared once released. Magnifique!
“If I have chosen the diamond, it is because it represents, in its density, the greatest value in the smallest volume.” - Gabrielle Chanel
In 1932, Gabrielle Chanel presented her first and only High Jewelry collection, the magnifique “Bijoux de Diamants.” In the decades since, Chanel Fine Jewelry has crafted extraordinary pieces that pay tribute to Mademoiselle’s singular vision. Inspired by the motifs and symbols that colored her imagination, iconic themes are reinterpreted with timeless modernity. Even on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Chanel’s fine jewelry collection, a coterie of fashion’s elite helped celebrate in true Chanel style.
Take a walk-through the Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2014 Collection from Métiers d’Art show earlier this month. Lagerfeld showcased the company’s Métiers d’Art to vivid effect with clothes that trumpeted the American West—Cowboys and Indians clichés and all. How magnifique!
(Photo credit: Style.com & Chanel)
SURF LOS ANGELES
Our concierge team in Los Angeles are often asked about their favorite place to surf around town. True, the beaches around LA boasts some of California’s best waves, though at times the water can be colder than you’d expect for such wonderful weather. The biggest and cleanest beach with the most reliable surf break is El Porto Beach, thanks to its underwater canyon. It looks like what out-of-towners envision when they dream of California beach life: endless white sand, blue skies and a never-ending supply of crashing, pounding waves. Add in a snack shack, outdoor shower, volleyball courts and a bike path overlooking the beach, and you have surf heaven - just ignore the not-so-great view out beyond the breaks and to the left. Get surfing!
THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA BERGER
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost collections, Barbara Berger’s costume jewelry portfolio features many of what are considered the twentieth century’s most significant designs. On display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York currently are over 450 pieces by designers such as Balenciaga, Gripoix, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and many more. The perfect New York Fashion Week introduction don’t you agree?
"Style is about expressing oneself, how we feel at that precise moment in time."
Even our friends and recent guests The Coveteur are celebrating all things Chanel this week. Happy Birthday Coco!