Taipei In Style Fashion Week

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Fashion, History, Polemic, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When I got the invitation to Taipei in Style Fashion Week I was over the moon. Taiwan for me, was always the land of electronics, nano technology, but fashion? Taiwanese fashion was a complete enigma. It was not something, which would come easily to my mind. From what I learnt in history – I also imagined the island of Taiwan in permanent state of uncertainty and resistance to Chinese rule. Maybe, but when 2 planes landed from Shanghai and...

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MERCI

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Fashion, Travel | 0 comments

Merci was created in March 2009, in the heart of the historic Haut-Marais district. The founders, Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, realised that Paris lacked a place which brought together the best in fashion, design, household goods, and friendly eating options. First time I visited Merci to meet its owner Madam Marie France Cohen. I heard about the new Concept Store, cooler than Colette and “more inventive” than L’Eclaireur. We met to discuss...

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Cara&Co Westfield Part 2

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog, Fashion, Polemic | 0 comments

To rephrase Geoff Whitlam Dismissal speech – “Long Live Cara&Co but we wish all the best to Westfield” During 2.5 years we got again in the best 5 concept stores in the world and well, our restaurant, something we did not have in Moscow got a very prestigious Gault Millau award – 3 hats Its nothing more to say, but to show you the beauty of Cara&Co Sydney. See you in New York Our opening:...

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Cara&Co Moscow

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Fashion, History, Polemic | 0 comments

We played our ideas and made a research between NY and Moscow, and finally chose Moscow as being more profitable solution. We were the first to bring Bitte Kai Rand, Tim Van Steenbergen, Delvaux, Zambesi, Ksubi, Theresa Rawstone, Metallicus, Akira, Jean Paul Knott, Henry Cuir, Josh Goot, World, Jayson Brundston, Bettina Liano, Queene and Belle, Henry Cuir and many others to Russia. We brought every year 1 million dollars worth of Australian and...

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10 Corso Como

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Fashion, Travel | 0 comments

I must admit I am biased – 10 Corso Como is my favourite concept store (after Cara & Co, of course). In my opinion its one of the most beautiful and organic. First time we went to Corso Como it was in 2006. It was an OK concept store where somehow I felt obliged to buy one of the Prada “Polo” shirts, which became instantly small on the highest points of my chest. It always happens 5 minutes after the purchase. The shop was not so special,...

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5 best concept stores in the world.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Blog, Fashion | 0 comments

I’m one of those people who can’t live without shopping. Even after becoming a professional shopper (and not that long ago, either – only 7 years back) I still naively hoped that I might be able to kick this habit that is so bad for one’s wallet. But nothing of the sort. Do drug dealers ever go off drugs? Are there any owners of cigarette companies who aren’t smokers? The jury’s still out on those two, but with shopping it’s actually not quite...

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