Things that kept us dreaming, drooling, and in a semi-permanent state of craving all this week. From across the Hedonist’s world, here’s your weekly dose of some posh and some shockingly OTT lust bombs! Let it rain!
1. ALL I WANT IS BLING FOR CHRISTMAS!
Bergdorf Goodman’s window display ode to shiny dinosaurs.
Each year the world’s biggest luxury department stores vie for the top spot for the Christmas window displays. In fact Printemps(pronounced Prah-taun & if you know how to then roll your R’s like the French) & Galeries Lafayette(say La-fa-yett) are sworn enemies when it comes to window displays(read our luxury department store guide to know all). This year we’re tripping on Bergdorf Goodman’s American Museum of Natural History inspired dinosaur and Swarovski crystal bling affair. 1.5 million crystals, a glittering Halpern Studio dress and 350 hours of work! This is one Bling Bomb that’s hard to beat.
WHERE? New York 5th Avenue.
Watch: BTS with Linda Fargo- genius Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows
And while we’re on window displays if you happen to be in Paris definitely check out Hermès exhibition at the Grand Palais which showcases the most stunning window displays by the iconic luxury house through the ages. Trust us they’re trippy and stunning. On till Dec. 3.
2. NUTS ABOUT GINGERNUTZ
It’s not goodreads, it’s lustreads!
An extraordinary woman’s extraordinary life’s extraordinary memoir! Grace Coddington’s memoir Gingernutz hit the market in Sep but we laid our hands on it just now & what a delight! A red head orang-utan named Gingernutz, a lost and found copy of Vogue and et voilà(!), a fashion legend was born. Illustrated by Michael Roberts, this book is whimsical but more than that its exactly the kind of fairy tale our girls and boys need 💪 💪
Available at Amazon
Because we are non-snooty luxury purveyors, we won’t mind if you say Grace Coddington who? But quickly polish your fashion icons knowledge and don’t say this out loud.
Dial Mr & Mrs Smith for the most exclusive wanderlust(and other lust) affairs.
If you’re in the mood to give your city and Goa a miss for NYE or planning your honeymoon, head straight to Mr & Mrs. Smith- one of the best luxury boutique hotel collectives we’ve discovered online. They’ve got the most stylish and exclusive properties and in the most dreamy places and you’ll be hard pressed to pick one. Want mainstream Dubai or Bali or hidden gems in Brazil or Sicily- this boutique hotel collective has it all.
Source: Mr & Mrs Smith Instagram account.
Fact: Did you know that most countries have their own version of dirty-weekend pseudonyms a.k.a. Mr & Mrs Smith?? What’s ours? Mr & Mrs Gupta or Iyer?
4. LUSTY ART OR ARTFUL LUST?
Malika Favre makes it Crazy Heart!
So those who’ve followed us since forever know how crazy we are about artist Malika Favre. Our dream is to do a piece with her(le sigh!). This week we’re lusting for her new online exhibition- Le Crazy- on the legendary erotic Paris cabaret Crazy Horse! Warning- if you get shocked easily then this is not for you! They’re super sexy and bold prints inspired by this very erotic dance show. But for those who’ve seen Crazy Horse these may actually seem puff pieces! Nevertheless the art is to die for, like all of this legendary artist’s work.
Source: Outline Editions Gallery
Buy: Le Crazy is on sale at Outline Editions Gallery, till December 3.
Cabaret and haute couture has been hand in glove for eons and Crazy Horse Paris has inspired many fashion fixes. Cristobal Balenciaga was one of the first to design the dancers’ dresses in the fifties and Azzedine Alaïa confessed to having ‘learned’ women’s bodies here! Now you know where the inspiration for being the King of Cling came from!
5. ATTITUDE TO LUST FOR!
King of Cling Azzedine Alaïa’s wear sex(y) with pride attitude.
As we sign off we’ll pay our tribute to the man who gave us the hard-to-breathe-in-but-pure-‘sex’-dresses Azzedine Alaïa who died earlier this month. With his body con signature style, Alaïa gave us women the fierce attitude to match- wear it with pride and lust! The fashion world will miss this icon.
We’ll ring you up next week again with a new batch of freshly brewing lusts!