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The World of Brioni Bespoke
October 4th-6th
251 Worth Ave., Palm Beach

Brioni takes on the ultimate sartorial challenge- Michelangelo’s David

This season, the Brioni Master Tailors demonstrate the boundless possibilities of the Bespoke service by taking on the ultimate sartorial challenge – to perfectly craft a suit for an iconic silhouette with stately dimensions

Long recognized as the “menswear of choice” for the iconic and powerful

Brioni’s VIP Tailor is available to make a nip and tuck to your personal Brioni collection.

Professional athletes, celebrities, leaders, entrepreneurs chose the brand that sets meticulous standards for its craft. The height of men’s sartorial excellence, a Brioni Bespoke item is built on unparalleled craftsmanship and exclusive fabrics.

The BRIONI Method

Every suit is the result of the Brioni method. This process, unique to the company, requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship, and all while under the supervision of tailoring experts. Each suit comes to life due to absolute precision, as well as upwards of 6000 handmade hidden stitches. Subsequently, the Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the figure.

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The Bespoke fabric selection offers over 800 variations of wool, light cashmere, silk, and a light Super 200s wool. In addition, their full-range variety also counts for lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar, and cuff.

Any Brioni store accommodates your choice – be it of model or cut, fabric or fit. Furthermore, you can complete your look in the privacy and comfort of the VIP room to exemplify your sense of style.

Brioni Bespoke

“The World of Bespoke” Worth Avenue Salon, October 4th-6th

To Schedule an Appointment

Brioni’s Bespoke Events book early and orchestrate their appointments accordingly. As a result, each take approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

For information on the Palm Beach Bespoke Event, please contact Thomas Esparza at 561.650.0030.

Email Thomas to schedule an appointment to suit your calendar, as well as your style.

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Milou Palm Beach
Fashion Happy Hour at
Meat Market

The brainchild of Lourdes de Guardiola, Milou’s curated collection is often described as chic, timeless, with an equestrian twist. Daughter of one of Wellington’s pioneer developers, horses became Lourdes’s life at the age of six, ultimately giving way to a successful 15 year career in the show jumping business.

“My husband Michael Morrissey and I have travelled the globe winning championships in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. Michael is a proven international show jumper, having represented team USA on multiple occasions overseas in Europe.  I turned to coaching some of the best junior riders at some of the most elite shows around the world.  A year ago I decided to venture into another passion of mine, fashion.  So I launched MilouPalmBeach.com,  an on-line clothing boutique,” says de Guardiola. The equestrian influence is apparent in the cool, effortless, hip but chic Milou collection.

Lourdes’s success and loyal following prompted her to launch a pop-up this past season at Palm Beach’s International Polo club. “I only see great things for this business, with local and international stores on the horizon.”

Private trunk shows continue during the summer with the next one scheduled during a special Happy Hour co-hosted by Ryan Beckett on June 27th at Meat Market Palm Beach!

Meat Market  will be offering complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to stay for dinner as 10% of proceeds will go towards Danny and Ron’s Rescue in Wellington.

 

 

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Brioni Worth Avenue
Seasonal Sale

The beginning of summer in Palm Beach means going back to the Avenue and checking if those fabulous pieces I’ve been eyeing during the season are still there… If they are, chances are they will be significantly marked down and shopping just turned out to be twice the fun!   That’s what happened to me when I ventured in to Brioni on Saturday.  I walked out with a gorgeous luxurious blazer I had been eyeing for a favorite son-in -aw.  When I touched it, I couldn’t resist….. And yes, I paid nearly half!

In addition to the luxurious jackets, other Brioni steals include an exquisite selection of suits, fabulous oh so soft shirts, timeless neckwear, stylish outerwear and classic shoes.

Brioni’s Seasonal Sale has begun at the Worth Avenue location

The Worth Avenue store, which is ranked one of the top locations in the United States, offers Brioni’s incredible fabrics (and of course their tailoring expertise) as well as a sophisticated level of personal service.  They will make and ship custom clothing to clients no matter their location.

Visit BRIONI at 251 Worth Avenue

 

 

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Worth Ave’s Sandro and Maje
Extraordinary Sale &
Sip and Shop Invitation

Eighty percent of Spring Collection up to 50% off at Sandro and Maje on Worth Avenue

Local fashionistas will be delighted to learn Worth Avenue’s Sandro and Maje announced they will continue to slash prices on their stylish Spring collections beginning June 13th.   Eighty percent of their inventory will be on sale.   From minimalist looks  to ruffles and lace, these two French fashion-forward sister boutiques offer a beautiful selection for both the edgy and the classic dresser.  The varied collection includes flirty summer Maxis, romantic evening dresses, trendy culottes and classic palazzos.

 DRESS EVENT Sip and Shop June 15th from 12-6 PM

On Friday, gather your friends and kick-off your weekend at Sandro and Maje.  Both stores will be offering champagne and sweets during a sip and shop from 12-6 pm

About Sandro and Maje

Sandro and Maje are the brainchild of two creative sisters, Evelyn and Judith.  Sandro features a more classical, timeless line Sandro of clothing and Maje features more flirty and edgy designs.  Both lines range from daywear to evening, crafted with an eye for detail and the finest fabrics such as silk and French lace. The two brands are well-known for silhouettes with a formal feminine but oh so Parisian casual edge!  Local loyals count on Marcella Teper and Demetrius Mickens to keep them up to speed on new arrivals and timely sales.

Framing the entrance to Worth Avenue’s charming Via Encantada, the two boutiques are located at 247 and 249 Worth Avenue respectively.  For more information, contact Marcella Teper or Demetrius Mickens at 561 650 0371

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Sandro & Maje, Worth Avenue
Memorial Weekend Sale
May 23-28

Memorial Weekend extraordinary savings on Sandro and Maje’s Spring Collections

Snowbirds take flight just in time to clear the way for Island fashionistas to flock to Worth Avenue and shop their favorite designers at a fraction of the cost.  A favorite among the best-dressed locals are French fashion-forward boutiques Sandro and Maje, both of which recently marked down 60% of their inventory by 20-30%, and have just announced an additional 20% beginning Wednesday, May 23rd through May 28th. 

Sandro and Maje are the brainchild of two creative sisters, Evelyn and Judith.  Sandro features a more classical, timeless line of Sandroclothing and Maje features more flirty and edgy designs.  Both lines range from daywear to evening, crafted with an eye for detail and the finest fabrics such as silk and French lace. The two brands are well-known for silhouettes with a formal feminine but oh so Parisian casual edge!  Local loyals count on Marcella Teper and Demetrius Mickens to keep them up to speed on new arrivals and timely sales.

Framing the entrance to Worth Avenue’s charming Via Encantada, the two boutiques are located at 247 and 249 Worth Avenue respectively.  For more information, contact Marcella Teper or Demetrius Mickens at 561 650 0371 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brioni, Emilio Pucci & Woody Michleb Salon
Style Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Man and Woman of the Year

On April 24, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a gathering at the Contessa Gallery on 247 Worth Avenue. The occasion for the gathering, which brought awareness to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was a celebration of the “mid-way” point of the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year award. The mid way point of the Man & Woman of the Year celebration followed a fashion-styling session for the campaign candidates. The candidates were treated to couture styling courtesy of Brioni and Emilio Pucci. With professional and tasteful styling by Brioni and Emilio Pucci, the candidates were ready for their spotlight in front of the camera. Final touches to hair and makeup were provided by the prestigious Woody Michleb Beauty Salon.  Finally, to add the finishing touch, Salon Owner, Amy Michleb, herself, added her special high fashion expertise to bring out the best of the candidates in front of the camera. The Salon recently participated in the styling of professional runway models for the new Dolce&Gabbana Design District boutique in Miami.

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Brioni and Emilio Pucci styled candidates receiving makeup touchup by Woody Michleb Beauty Salon

2018 Man & Woman of the Year

The Mid-Way Celebration recognized the progress being made in this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ten-week campaign.  Twenty candidates were selected for their community service and dedication to finding a cure. The candidates who raise the most money will win the local title and go on to compete for national honors. Last year, the Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised almost $1.3 million for blood cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy. This year’s fundraising includes a big push on Social Media by the individual candidates which is why the professionally styled photos are an important element.

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Man of the Year candidates and Brioni Team

Click here to view after party at Contessa Gallery

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates include:

Eduardo Balbis, Jupiter – Accenture
Katie Bullard, West Palm Beach – Barry University
Eric Caserta, Palm Beach Gardens – Cheney Brothers, Inc.
Jason DelGrosso, Boynton Beach – Hilton Garden Inn/Kolter Hospitality
Marcio Dias, West Palm Beach – Sterling Real Estate Group
Will Fuchs, Boca Raton – XPE Sports
Carl Gentile, Jupiter – Gentile & Associates, EXP Realty
Stacy Holcroft, Jupiter – Publix
Chris Knapp, Palm Beach Gardens – Merrill Lynch
Yaruska Llontop, Lake Park – Kolter
Monique McCall, West Palm Beach – Monique McCall Productions, Inc.
Laura Neandross, Jupiter – Neandross Estate Homes
Jen Nolin, Palm Beach Shores
Erin Omiatek, Delray Beach – Sotheby’s International Realty
Grant Portier, West Palm Beach – Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Joseph Schulz, Jupiter – Law Offices of Berman & Berman
Eric Sprechman, West Palm Beach – Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Sahira Sued, Wellington – Sahira Jewelry Design
Christopher Tolbert, Boca Raton – Essex Mortgage
Honorary Candidate Team, Florida Cancer Specialists

Campaign co-chairmen are once again Derek Brock, Jessica Johnson and Troy Rice. For a full list of events and ways you can get support candidates in the MWOY campaign, follow LLS’ local Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lls.area/.  Winners of the 2018 campaign will be announced at the Grand Finale held on May 19, 2018, at the Hilton, West Palm Beach.  To learn how you can get involved in future LLS events, or for information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit https://www.lls.org/palm-beach-area.

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Back from St. Barth’s with New Pieces
Katja Bentzen stops at Eye of the Needle

Katja Bentzen returns to Palm Beach, this time on the Avenue!

During her first visit to Palm Beach in February, Katja Bentzen  spent most of her time in Wellington among the equestrian community.  Katja was immediately snapped up by Lourdes de Guardiola to participate at Milou’s pop up at International Polo Club.  Her success at IPC kept her occupied with private appointments among the horsey set.  She left too many of us on this side of the tracks wanting for more…

So, now that the St Barths Bucket Regatta is over, Katja answered my pleas to return and agreed with a 3 day trunk show at Eye of the Needle in Palm Beach. Pearl aficionados will also have the opportunity to meet Katja, select their favorite pearls and request a customized design tailored specifically for them.  Katja will be at Eye of the Needle, 313 Worth Avenue Thursday April 4- Saturday April 7th 

A St. Barth’s Staple

katja bentzenSt. Barth’s regulars who are ‘in the know’ have three things they absolutely must do during their visit to the fashionable destination:  Pick up food to go at Mayas for a picnic in Colombier or Saline; enjoy lunch and several bottles of rosé at La Plage and a visit to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France Hotel to purchase one of Katja’s latest creations.  Coming home from St. Barth’s without a new signature leather and pearl piece is absolutely out of the question for many of us!

Katja has been the exclusive supplier of exquisite pearl, mother of pearl and vermeil creations to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France (formerly Hotel Isle de France) for the last 15 years.  Katja uses only the best pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas with AAA lustre and shine, which she personally selects during her regular trips to the islands.  Katja imports the finest quality supple leather from Australia which she hand prepares for each piece she creates.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I visited Katja at her studio in St. Barth’s— a pearl lover’s paradise!  My boyfriend spent close to two hours selecting the perfect shades of grey resulting in my favorite piece ever: the perfect Tahitian pearl and leather necklace.

Mother of Pearl Clover Collection

About Katja Bentzen

Katja was born in Sweden and after moving to several countries with her family, she ended up in the Canary Islands, where her desire to go sailing and traveling was born. She was originally trained in London to restore antique kilims tapestry and it was here that her interest for jewelry and fashion blossomed. Katja spent her winters between the islands of St Barth’s and Antigua and summers in Newport RI, where she worked for the Restoration Society bringing rugs and tapestries back to life for the mansions on Ocean Drive. She used the knotting techniques for restoring these tapestries to create her pearl jewelry.Whilst sailing around the oceans Katja discovered the pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas and began using them to create the pearl jewelry that she is so renowned for today.  visit website

 

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ALI MACGRAW
brings Ibu Movement to Palm Beach

Ali MacGraw transcends borders and empowers women

All my life I’ve had respect for this fabulous down to earth and generous woman. So when I received  an invitation from Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff and Todd Hase to meet her and learn about Ibu movement, I was thrilled!  After further research, I learned about her instrumental role in this fabulous organization and my admiration grew to a whole new level.  I look forward to meeting Ms. MacGraw next Thursday, adding fabulous unique and affordable pieces to my wardrobe and more importantly, I look forward to supporting such an important and often too forgotten cause: empowering women most in need.  All proceeds from sales will benefit Ibu Movement.

Ibu Movement

In the Malay language of Indonesia, Ibu means a woman of respect.  The Ibu movement celebrates the imagination and skill of women from around the world, while empowering them and putting money back in to their hands. As an Ambassador designer, Ali Macgraw collaborates with 71 artisan groups in 38 countries, bringing elegant, bold, and powerful handmade luxury for the rest of the world to enjoy.

“When a woman brings money into the household,” says MacGraw. “Suddenly she can’t be treated quite the same way as before.”

The Artisans

Artisans spanning the globe from Guatemala, to Nepal to create, spin, dye and weave their stories in cloth. They create more than beauty as they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities and change futures. Just one of these 71 groups crafts and designs in-house about 70% of Ibu’s products, offering unique items found nowhere else. The artisans buy the remaining 30% wholesale, and at a more than fair trade price. This dynamic creates livelihood, collegiality, and bonds of friendship between Ibu allies and artisans.

Ali MacGraw Ibu Movement Collection

Ali’s chic sense of style takes traditional craft from 23 countries around the world, including Ali’s native New Mexico, Uzbekistan, Brazil, to Pakistan to the South Sudan, to a whole other level. “My whole life I have been crazy about wearing and collecting textiles from the four corners of the earth.

In many cases, these things have been passed down for generations. Or at least, the craft has been taught by generations.

So these women live in a cultural continuum that the West doesn’t often see. Our society changes everything immediately, outsourcing things, making things quickly and cheaply. It’s so unappealing in comparison to something made by hand, something that joins you to a group of women from around the globe,” says MacGraw during an interview for interior monologue.

Nadine Kalachnikoff, Lars Bolander & Todd Hase will host Ali MacGraw and her collection at 5013 S. Dixie Highway, WPB Thursday March 29th, 10-5 PM.  Ali MacGraw will be speaking at 3pm (All proceeds from sales will go to Ibu movement). 

 

View video below to fully appreciate Ibu movement.  To view runway show of ali’s collection, fast forward half-way!

 

 

Meet Designer Charles Krypell at
Hamilton Jewelers

Charles Krypell Exhibition in Time for Valentine’s Day

The rumors are true.  Hamilton Jewelers is making it easier to stay romantic this February when they welcome world-renowned designer Charles Krypell to the Gardens Mall on Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th

A sculptor long before he became an internationally renowned jewelry designer, Charles Krypell has always loved working in Charles Krypell precious pastelsthree-dimensionality, particularly with stones. Discovering a love and talent for designing jewelry in 1976, today he constantly pushes the boundaries of design utilizing a sculptor’s eye, ample artistic talent and a keen insight into human nature to fashion one of the world’s premiere jewelry lines. Inspired by living life to the fullest, Charles’ collections exude a sensuous design, and a deep understanding of human romance and desire.

Local collectors will be pleased to visit with the popular Designer who will be highlighting his famous Precious Pastels Collection, featuring fancy-color diamonds and vibrant gemstones with diamonds, as well as a large assortment of high jewelry diamond pieces.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 561.775.3600.

Hamilton is proud to offer many of the world’s premier designers, including time-honored brands as well as contemporary up-and-coming artisans. Shop the latest collections from a wide variety of international designers at Hamilton Jewelers on Worth Avenue or at The Gardens Mall.   Shop conveniently online at www.hamiltonjewelers.com

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Direct from St. Barth’s
Meet Katja Bentzen

Katja Bentzen- A St. Barth’s Staple comes to Palm Beach

St. Barth’s regulars who are ‘in the know’ have three things they absolutely must do during their visit to the fashionable destination:  Pick up food to go at Mayas for a picnic in Colombier or Saline; enjoy lunch and several bottles of rosé at La Plage and a visit to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France Hotel to purchase one of Katja’s latest creations.  Coming home from St. Barth’s without a new signature leather and pearl piece is absolutely out of the question for many of us!  Though Irma has made a dent in our plans this year to visit St. Barth’s, the good news is Katja Bentzen is coming to South Florida end of January and staying with me for a couple of weeks!

Shades of Grey, White, Champagne and more

Katja has been the exclusive supplier of exquisite pearl, mother of pearl and vermeil creations to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France (formerly Hotel Isle de France) for the last 15 years.  Katja uses only the best pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas with AAA lustre and shine, which she personally selects during her regular trips to the islands.  Katja imports the finest quality supple leather from Australia which she hand prepares for each piece she creates.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I visited Katja at her studio in St. Barth’s— a pearl lover’s paradise!  My boyfriend spent close to two hours selecting the perfect shades of grey resulting in my favorite piece ever: the perfect Tahitian pearl and leather necklace.

About Katja Bentzen

Katja was born in Sweden and after moving to several countries with her family, she ended up in the Canary Islands, where her

Mother of Pearl Clover Collection

desire to go sailing and traveling was born. She was originally trained in London to restore antique kilims tapestry and it was here that her interest for jewelry and fashion blossomed. Katja spent her winters between the islands of St Barth’s and Antigua and summers in Newport RI, where she worked for the Restoration Society bringing rugs and tapestries back to life for the mansions on Ocean Drive. She used the knotting techniques for restoring these tapestries to create her pearl jewelry.Whilst sailing around the oceans Katja discovered the pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas and began using them to create the pearl jewelry that she is so renowned for today.

Vermeil Collection

 

Katja Bentzen at Milou Pop Up at International Polo Club and Palm Beach

She’s already been snapped up by Lourdes de Guardiola who will be showcasing select pieces at Milou’s pop up at International Polo Club from January 15-January 28 and February 5- 18th.  Lourdes’s curated collection will include pieces from both Katja’s clover and vermeil lines.

Pearl aficionados will also have the opportunity to meet Katja, select their favorite pearls and request a customized design tailored specifically for them.

Other trunk shows in Wellington and Worth Avenue are still in the planning.  For more information on trunk shows or for private appointments, join Milou’s mailing list or email me.