New York based designer Monique Péan crafts jewellery that borders the contrasting worlds of luxury and sustainability. Her richly textured and sculptural 'Initi' collection was inspired by ancient Peruvian culture and Incan architecture. Featured is one of Monique's contemporary linear designs that play with positive and negative space. A vibrant slice of opalina opal is delicately held between fine strands of 18kt recycled yellow gold and sprinkled with a flourish of white diamonds. £5,035 MONIQUE PÉAN is available at the new Couture Lab Boutique located at 32 GROSVENOR CRESCENT MEWS
For Holiday 2013, Tom Ford packs a powerful clutch punch with his graphically rich evening bag featuring lush yellow gold detailing, fine optically bold bugle beading, and hammered oval cabochon ring clasp. The women's collection is available in London at Selfrdiges, Harrods, and at the newly inaugurated Tom Ford Flagship boutique on Sloane Street.
With the holidays just around the corner, British Shoe Empress Charlotte Olympia tempts us with her delicious mixed media leading lady glitter finished sandals. Replete with a death-defying 6 inch heel, pink crystal embellishment, fuchsia glass stone, Rita Hayworth appliqué, and signature gold web plaque at sole they are a true celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood. £745 available at net-a-porter.com
PAUL SMITH FOR JOHN LOBB
When you think of the creative collaboration of John and Paul it's generally the Beatles that come to mind and not luxury men's footwear, but in the case of the recent John Lobb Shoe Collection styled Paul Smith there is an equal amount of quirky vibrance and rhythm. Featured here are the Willoughby plain vamp derbies in a luxurious cashmere suede. Available in lush palette of colours such as spring green, ocean blue, regal purple, and sandy grey. The boldness is then subdued by the use of natural laces and sole edges. The collection also includes the Lucca lightweight indoor/outdoor loafer, and a punched toe Oxford also in a range of off-beat pigments. Originally founded in London in 1866, John Lobb continues its tradition of fine men's footwear from its Northhampton workshops with bespoke shoe services in its two prestigious ateliers in Paris. If staying at the Connaught Hotel in London, be sure to take advantage of its new 30 minute John Lobb shoe shine service for £30 which also includes reading materials and a drink.