fine jewellery

Petit Déjeuner X Chanel: Taking time



Chanel Boy Friend Tweed watch and Coco Crush rings

Contrary to popular opinion, some of us are still very much in favour of wearing a watch. Not always for telling the time, mind. In fact, these days a watch can almost be the opposite of a passing-of-time marker, instead serving as a symbol of slowing down and savouring the day. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CARTIER, MARIE MAROT, PAT MCGRATH, REPOSSI



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CARTIER ROCKS FOR RIHANNA
Rihanna Cartier cover for W with makeup by Pat McGrath
So much love for the W September issue cover, featuring Rihanna and allll the Cartier rocks her head could carry. Terry Jones directed the cover, Steven Klein shot it, Edward Enniful styled it and Pat McGrath painted the molten golden tear. Epic. (more…)



Tiffany partners Net-a-Porter on e-commerce



Tiffany partners Netaporter

Net-a-Porter is becoming the go-to site for fine jewellery brands who want to jump in the e-commerce pool or expand their digital reach. An ideal hand-holding partner, it covers all the bases from having a rock solid back end, inspirational editorial, a global reach and a great relationship with influencers.

Yesterday, Tiffany & Co announced a collaboration with Net-a-Porter slated for 27th April* which will centre around selling the popular T By Tiffany line (more…)



Chez Chanel, the rise of fine jewellery is a lucky talisman



At Chanel, the rise of fine jewellery is a lucky talisman

If you saw the 3-week exhibition Mademoiselle Privé, you’ll know that Chanel straddles the past and present exceptionally well. One of my highlights was the short film shown towards the end, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld in which he finds himself face-to-face with Chanel’s ‘ghost’ brilliantly played by Geraldine Chaplin. “What do you think you’re doing!” she asks Karl, highly unamused. “I’m keeping you alive,” is his answer, explaining how he has reinvented the brand while keeping the house codes top of mind. The film is actually quite a hoot, but the sentiment beneath it is serious business.

Chanel is the most famous luxury fashion house in the world. Its stable of couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, fine jewellery and beauty have been coveted for decades, from the Chanel no 5 perfume worn by Marilyn Monroe to everybody’s favourite 2.55 handbag. And so, while London’s creative and curious queued in a never-ending snake for the Saatchi Gallery exhibition a few weeks ago, I was busy being treated to my own Chanel education, in a guided tour of the actual Chanel apartment in Paris, on a two-day trip hosted by Chanel. (more…)