April 2012 - Page 3 of 7 - DisneyRollerGirl

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Arriving tomorrow: Maarten Van Der Horst for Topshop


Paging fans of Maarten van der Horst and his shouty Hawaiian florals! Tomorrow sees the arrival of Van der Horst’s debut Topshop capsule collection and having had an early preview I can say it’s worth getting excited about. The standout pieces are the boxy blazer, shirt and shorts, all in the same lush print that’s a dead ringer for the print in his St Martin’s graduate collection.

Above: L-R: Jacket, £130; Shorts, £60; Shirt, £70

I really like the masculine cut of the shirt which can be worn buttoned up or open like a jacket. The collection arrives in store at Oxford Circus and Knightsbridge plus online, with prices from £45 for a tee shirt (not shown).

Press day highlights: Out of Synch by Fernando Casasempere


A lovely bonus of doing press days at Somerset House, I managed to get an eyeful of Fernando Casasempere’s breathtaking installation, Out Of Synch, just as the sky was clearing following a torrential downpour. An installation of 10,000 ceramic flowers, the display is in situ in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court until 27th April.

Who is Barbara Hutton and what is that fantastic rock she’s wearing?

This handsome Cecil Beaton photo is on show at Selfridges’ Wonder Room as part of the Cartier Loves Diamonds exhibition. I wasn’t aware of La Hutton but she was a well known American socialite and this Pasha Of Egypt diamond was the biggest circular cut diamond in the world. Alas, Babs didn’t like the octagonal shape of the diamond so Cartier recut it and set it in this humdinger of a ring. If you’re down Selfridges way between now and 29th April, do swing by the Wonder Room where you can see more photos of iconic Cartier designs as well as some fine examples of Cartier’s historic jewels. Plus the jewels are all for sale should the urge to buy strike you…