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Advertising Sales Director GUY CHESTON
Group Director of Corporate Affairs KATHARINE WITTY
Director of Customer Relationship Management CHIARA VARESE
Creative Project Co-ordinator SINA BERRADA
Advertising
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Advertising Sales and Promotions Manager ROANNE RANDELL
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Fine Linens, Second Floor
“Marrakesh” appliqué
“Selvaggia” jacquard
Breguet, the innovator.
Invention of the Breguet balance spring, 1795
The balance spring gives time rhythm and sets its rate – the key to a
watch’s precision. With its many patented innovations, the Tradition
7047PT with fusee tourbillon pushes the limits of precision time-keeping
by combining the accuracy of the Breguet balance-spring’s terminal
curve, conceived in 1795, and the anti-magnetic properties of silicon.
History is still being written ...
In the summertime, when the weather is high...you can stretch right
out on the sun deck with an ice-cold cocktail and a good magazine. The July/August edition of Harrods
Magazine is an unmissable holiday read, bringing together the key trends of the upcoming season from
the world of fashion, as well as fragrance, food and furniture.
Autumn starts with a wardrobe rethink. Perhaps in response to last season’s flashy ’80s aesthetic,
this season sees a revival of ’90s grunge in womenswear (p62) – albeit with a far more glamorous edge.
Layering up a patchwork of textures and fabrics in the great grunge tradition, autumn’s most relaxed
trend mixes prints with gothic shapes, subtle military references with a strong shoulder. Sophisticates,
on the other hand, will enjoy the Mad Men influence that has inspired a strict yet demure silhouette,
as well as a new love affair with lace. For a full breakdown of the major new-season looks, see our
Autumn/Winter 2010 preview by Jess Cartner-Morley (p56).
On the other side of the gender divide, menswear cleverly combines dressing up with dressing down
(p72). The trend for formal tailoring, begun by the likes of Thom Browne, has made new ground this
season as suiting is paired with T-shirting, turned-up jeans and hard-as-nails boots. Military details also
feature in shearling flying jackets and swinging khaki officer coats; knitwear becomes less slouchy and
more structured; and a tartan army of plaids and checks takes over all manner of casual separates.
Elsewhere in the issue, find the latest looks in tabletop dressing (p95), delicious recipes using Aberdeen
Angus beef, and the best indulgent adventures around the world (p103).
Take a trip to Harrods...
go out and see what you can find
EDITOR’S LETTER
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BEAUTY NEWS SPF50s; new anti-agers; the latest scents from Robert Piguet,
Roger & Gallet and Acqua di Parma; Miss Maquillage tests extreme lashes
HIGH FIVE Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals
her top new beauty treats
RARE TREAT The road to beef heaven is paved with good provenance, from
the healthiest calves to the greenest grass and the most meticulous care
FOOD NEWS Snow Mist luxury tea; Britannia of Beesands scallops; Manuka
Health honey; the Afternoon Tea Picnic hamper; fruit baskets; foods in season
TABLE MANNERS Previously the preserve of fashionistas, a seasonal update
now features on the crockery calendar. Welcome to the latest trends in tableware
INTERIORS NEWS The Smythson Cerulean Collection; World of Fendi; Baldi’s
Amazonian rock crystal bathtub; Morgan’s mini-car; Samarkand by Villeroy & Boch
SOUND & VISION NEWS HTC’s Desire mobile phone; Wurlitzer’s relaunched
1015 jukebox; the new MacBook Pro; Grado’s mahogany uber-headphones;
the ASUS Eee PC Seashell laptop
ADVENTURES IN PARADISE The growing trend for grand adventures has
been met with enthusiasm by the travel industry. The result? A fusion of
adrenaline-pumping excitement and pure indulgent pleasure
LIFESTYLE NEWS The Savoy bed; Sardinia’s Forte Village; Gucci Viaggio
luggage; Bath’s Lucknam Park Hotel and spa; Galliano cocktails
HARRODS ESTATES Specialising in prime residential properties in Central
London and the Home Counties
ULTIMATE Ermenegildo Zegna has a gentleman’s wardrobe all sewn up
IN-STORE EVENTS New launches and special offers for the coming month
ZEITGEIST People and places in the air right now
VOLTE FASS The dramatic reversal of fortune in the career of Michael Fassbender
has seen him go from jobbing actor to major movie star almost overnight
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY The magic of the undersea world has inspired a new
trend in designer jewellery for encrusted crustaceans and flamboyant fishy tails
WOMENSWEAR NEWS Jackie Lee wins Harrods Design Award; Orla Kiely’s first
fragrance; Jean Schlumberger jewellery exhibition; Victoria Beckham’s AW10
denim collection; Juicy Swim bathing suits; luxury gowns for modest dressing
UNIFORM CHIC With military precision, AW10 is a feast of brass buttons and
epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki
FRUITS OF THE FOREST Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s key trend for
sensible dressing is given a new twist with berry-bright accessories
WUNDERKIND When fashion prodigy Jason Wu met cashmere stalwart TSE,
beautiful things happened in a neat capsule collection
MIDAS TOUCH From a simple pencil to perfume to paper, a little gilting gives
everything a new dimension of glamour
CHILDRENSWEAR NEWS Paul Smith’s AW10 Junior collection; Paperchase
stationery and Petit Bateau summerwear; Baby Dior’s couture collection;
D&G Junior’s AW10 collection
TARTAN ARMY This season’s slightly sombre menswear palette is lifted by a trend
for all manner of checks, worn loud and layered or with a more subtle approach
MENSWEAR NEWS Brunello Cucinelli on luxury; Michael Kors menswear;
Santiago Gonzalez luxury footballs; Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher
Chronograph Automatic; Solo Loewe Pop fragrance; Esquire’s Best-Dressed
British Man competition
ONLINE NEWS Harrods.com features a showcase of up-and-coming designers
as well as Harrods Magazine features and exclusive offers available only online
HOW TO WEAR LACE From delicate trims to full-length panels, this season’s
trend for lace is an altogether revealing experience
WOMENSWEAR PREVIEW AW The new season for womenswear makes way
for the grown-ups. Enter proper camel coats, prim ’50s dresses and ruggedly
practical and oh-so-snuggly shearling jackets
MENSWEAR PREVIEW AW As utilitarian menswear smartens up, formal
tailoring dresses down, creating this season’s trend for sophisticated casual
WILD AT HEART With a wicked lick of glamour, grunge has grown up. Slouchy,
superfine jersey is scattered with studs, LBDs are structured with leather panels,
and satin-lapelled tuxedo jackets are mismatched with fierce leggings. Rock on
AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD A coming-of-age story in menswear sees formal
tailoring looks worn with an informal élan usually reserved for the young and
the reckless
BRONZE AGE From a mineral powder to a magic brush, the latest generation of
bronzing formulas marks a new age in clever self-tanning
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Photographer DAN SMITH
Fashion Editor SARAH WEBB
Hair MELLISSA BROWN at Soho
Management using Aveda
Make-up ROZELLE PARRY at Joy
Goodman using MAC
Fashion Assistant POPPY ROCK
Photographer’s Assistants OLIVER
HOLMES and GABBY LAURENT
Model IVANA STOMPFOVA at Elite
wearing McQ by Alexander
McQueen jacket £529; Boy by
Band of Outsiders dress (worn
as top) £399; McQ by Alexander
McQueen leggings £129; Sergio
Rossi shoes £680
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LIFTING RADIANCE CONCENTRATE
A celebration of Renewal in Drops of Gold.
SENSAI’s potent new essence features
extra-strength Natural Musculifter, derived from natural yeast,
and Golden Camomile Extract to energise muscle cells
and increase microcirculation*, thus achieving a radiant appearance.
Each golden drop helps to imbue the facial skin with
renewed tension — leaving the skin looking more taut and silky,
with a healthy glow.
Please visit SENSAI at Harrods for a personalized consultation and receive
a complimentary sample of the CELLULAR PERFORMANCE Lifting Series while stock lasts.
Plus with a £40 booking fee, redeemable against
two or more SENSAI skincare purchases on the day of your treatment,
experience a deep cleansing Shiatsu Facial Massage.
Available every day at the SENSAI Beauty Room at Harrods.
Exclusively at Harrods, Cosmetics, Ground Floor.
CHRISTIAN THE HUGGING LION
The hit YouTube reunion between Christian the Lion
and his owners has now been transformed into a
picture book about a lion cub and his loving
adoptive parents. Grrrr.
£10.95. Waterstone’s, Third Floor
SHAUN
LEANE
The delicate buds
of Japanese cherry
trees have inspired Shaun
Leane’s new collection
of gold and enamel pieces
featuring natural pink diamonds.
Ring £14,500, exclusive to Harrods.
Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor
JASMINE
DI MILO
Queen of after-dark
dressing Jasmine di Milo
has conjured up an
AW10 collection based
around puzzles, as well
as an exclusive dress for
Harrods created from
layers of silvered petals.
Dress exclusive to
Harrods. International
Designer Rooms,
First Floor
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS
Park Avenue princesses, zip up your lap dogs and take
note. The new MICHAEL Michael Kors line of sporty
classics is a simpler take on Kors’ catwalk collection
but every bit as luxurious and figure-flattering.
Gilet £299, sweater £189 and trousers £129.
Egyptian Room, Lower Ground Floor; and
Weekend Room, First Floor
WILLIAMS
POWER
PLATE PRO6
When Williams’
Formula One
technology met
high-performance
Power Plate, the
world’s most
effective workout
was born.
£10,395, exclusive
to Harrods. Sport,
Fifth Floor; and
harrods.com
LOUIS VUITTON
The world-famous Louis Vuitton monogram has
been miniaturised and multiplied for a new range of
sports-inspired canvas luggage and accessories.
Overnight bag £880 and shoulder bag £810.
Room of Luxury, Ground Floor
GIVENCHY AW COLOUR
Inspired by the colourful, abstract work of Japanese
artist Takagi Masakatsu, Givenchy’s AW10 colour
collection is all about blooming, with coral, pink, and
peach hues warding off winter in the hope for an
Indian summer.
Exclusive to Harrods. Cosmetics, Ground Floor;
and harrods.com
Launches, special offers and events in July & August
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KRONE PENS
Putting clever craftsmanship and precious metals in
the palm of your hand, Krone’s Scribe Collection
turns the humble act of using a pen into a work of art.
Pen £2,895. The Writing Room, Lower
Ground Floor; and harrods.com
INTRODUCING ARCHIE
Searching for a soul mate? Archie is good-looking,
blonde, fiercely loyal, quiet (but deep), and a really
good listener. GSOH guaranteed. Only serious
collectors and Harrods bear-lovers need apply.
£19.95. Available from various locations
around the store; and harrods.com
BIXBY
Jewels with a distinctive classic-meets-modern
aesthetic, Bixby Designs unusually mixes sterling
silver with 18kt gold, then scatters semiprecious
gems and diamonds throughout the designs.
Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor
CARAN D’ACHE
Take some
watchmaking
magic, add some
sparkling fine jewels,
then hand it over to
the expert penmakers
at Caran d’Ache to create
an artistic and technically
brilliant writing instrument.
‘1010 Diamond Fountain
Pen’, price on application.
The Writing Room,
Lower Ground Floor;
and harrods.com
JANE CARR
Famed for her luxurious fabrics and cleverly crafted
scarves, Jane Carr’s latest collection is inspired by
military insignia and ranges from the neat silk
Square Bijou (above) to the oversized wool Stole.
‘Rope’ Square Bijou scarf £169. Soft Accessories,
Ground Floor; and harrods.com
ELIE TAHARI
The elaborate costumes
of the Ballets Russes
have inspired Elie Tahari
to create an elegantly
modern collection of
fluid chiffon dresses and
summer separates.
Dress £359,
exclusive to Harrods.
Classics, First Floor
PET SPA
Pampered pets will raise a meticulously combed
eyebrow at the menu of beauty treats available at
the world’s ultimate Pet Spa. For more information,
please email petspa@harrods.com.
Pet Kingdom, Fourth Floor
BEBAROQUE
& FALKE
While Bebaroque has been
creating its own fashion
micromovement with exotic
embellishment for the legs, Falke
has been busy fashioning classic
sheer and merino wool hosiery
and ultra-sheer lace-top
stockings and tights.
Bebaroque ‘Luna’
tights £77.95.
Soft Accessories,
Ground Floor; and
harrods.com
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ELEANOR CARDOZO SCULPTURE
Inspired by the impending Olympics, sculptor Eleanor
Cardozo has created a collection of bronze and marble
gymnastic figures that celebrate the physical form.
From £3,000. The collection will be unveiled on
23rd July in Antiques, Third Floor
MAX MARA
Long and languid or
short and sharp, the
camel coat is set to be
one of AW10’s key pieces,
so it’s a safe investment.
Max Mara’s super-soft
wrap coat is the perfect
cross-season buy.
Coat £959, exclusive
to Harrods. Luxury
Collections, First Floor;
and harrods.com
ESTÉE LAUDER
A bagload of tricks for lashes and brows comes
courtesy of Estée Lauder, whose lash primer,
mascaras and brow gel are available in this navy
tote in mock croc.
£38. Exclusive to Harrods from 12th July. Beauty
Apothecary and Cosmetics, Ground Floor
MARINA
RINALDI
Fur-trimmed coats,
feather-light, printed silk
dresses and crystal-
embellished evening
gowns are among the
must-haves in the new
Marina Rinaldi boutique,
launching this month.
Coat £1,449.
Champagne Bar,
First Floor
FERRAGAMO
FRAGRANCE
Translating as ‘an
instant’, Attimo, the
new eau de parfum
from Salvatore
Ferragamo, is all
about vivacity and
joie de vivre with
notes of pear, peony,
musk and patchouli.
Exclusive to
Harrods. 100ml,
£79. Perfumery,
Ground Floor; and
harrods.com
EXCLUSIVELY AT HARRODS, COSMETICS, GROUND FLOOR
TOP PICKS

PEOPLE & PLACES in the air this month
By Laura Jordan & Ben Felsenburg
Phillip Lim has a flair for designing must-have womenswear that attracts enviable waiting lists.
Hard-to-please hipsters, for example, adore his now-signature pea coats. Lim’s date for this year’s
Met Costume Institute Gala was Alexa Chung, the poster girl for effortless cool, who wore an
elegantly androgynous 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo. Since 2007, Lim has been quietly applying his Midas
touch to menswear – and is now starting to turn heads. His cornerstone is dedication to quality.
“Men are less forgiving when it comes to fit than women. It’s very important to get the tailoring
right…it’s about subtleties, the unusual details on a familiar style.” The AW10 collection is based
on utilitarian outdoorwear, and is given an urban polish with a sleek cut and luxe fabrics. The coats
are the stars of the collection. Lim’s favourite piece is the motorcycle leather jacket. “I have one
in brown; the leather is amazing and it goes with just about everything.” So who is the Phillip Lim
man? “He has a sense of urban elegance. He is cool because he just is, not because he is trying to
be. I would say he is the kindred spirit of the 3.1 Phillip Lim girl – cool, easy, chic.”
Phillip Lim is available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor
DESIGNER
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Phillip Lim
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It’s not so long since the best preparation for a rock festival was special-forces
training in coping with hostile environments. Nowadays, thankfully, there’s a host
of much more genteel affairs, and none more civilised than Latitude. The rolling
countryside of Henham Park hosts a cultural feast of music plus dance, theatre and
literature. The star attractions include Mercury-Prize-shortlisted Florence + the
Machine, Scotland’s finest Belle and Sebastian – back performing after four years
– and the Afro-inflected beats of super-hip New York quartet Vampire Weekend.
And look out for Laura Marling, once of Noah and the Whale and now a solo
folkster in her own right after the success of Alas I Cannot Swim, and the divine
Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress turned chanteuse to inherit her father’s mantle.
And worry not that all those plaintive ballads may leave you feeling down: the
outstanding comedy line-up features Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon, satirist supreme
Marcus Brigstocke and everybody’s favourite redneck, Rich Hall.
From 15th to 18th July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

MUSIC
Latitude 2010
MUSIC: The Proms
Heavyweight stars are one thing, but what about a cast member coming in at
66 tons? The real, magnificent Victorian steam engine featured in The Railway
Children is an exciting enough prospect, yet this production, transferred to
the old Eurostar Waterloo terminal after winning acclaim at York’s National
Railway Museum, is enthralling theatre for all the family. The story will be
familiar to those who’ve seen the film: three children in Edwardian England
find their lives turned upside down when their father is wrongfully imprisoned,
and they are drawn into a series of adventures centred on the railway track
near their new home. If you’re worried the play may be too sentimental for
grown-up tastes, rest assured, it’s a surprisingly gritty affair, though even the
toughest soul will find it hard to resist a tear when the train pulls in at the
climax and Roberta runs the length of the platform in search of her papa.
From 4th July to 4th September at London’s Waterloo Station Theatre
THEATRE: The Railway Children
The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to
photographer Harry Goodwin. For all the advances in technology, what
Goodwin did with a camera over 40 years ago would be impossible now. That’s
because he operated in an era when rock stars were almost unimaginably free
of PR constraints. As the official photographer of Top of the Pops from 1964 to
1973, there’s hardly a music icon of the time that he didn’t capture on film.
Meanwhile, in his book of the same name, author Alwyn Turner takes us
from the days of the Mersey Beat to the power sounds of the supergroups.
One sublime era is succeeded by another as we segue from the early Rolling
Stones and The Who to the advent of Pink Floyd, psychedelia, disco, and
the spangly rock of David Bowie and T Rex. Illustrated with photographs by
Goodwin, this is the must-have coffee table book for pop pickers of all ages.
Exhibition runs until 30th August at the V&A
Book: £24.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor
EXHIBITION & BOOK
My Generation: The Glory
Years of British Rock
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the rich bounties on offer at this year’s Proms
programme. The many highlights include performances by Bryn Terfel, Jamie
Cullum and Renée Fleming, a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim for
his 80th birthday, and even an appearance by Matt Smith in his new guise as Time
Lord for an evening of Doctor Who compositions. But even among such glittering
company, the must-have ticket is Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
(July 18, Royal Albert Hall). In only his second-ever appearance at the Proms, the
great Spanish singer takes on the title role as the Doge who is at the heart of the
enthralling drama of private turmoil and political intrigue set in the 14th-century
Venetian court. Opera lovers will be mesmerised as Domingo – renowned around
the world as one of the Three Tenors – relaunches his career as a baritone in a
joyful comeback from major surgery earlier this year.
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Appropriately for the master of supremely imaginative alternative realities,
Philip K Dick movies exist in two very different universes. In one, the adaptations
are prophetic and technologically accomplished visions of the future: think
Blade Runner and Minority Report. And in the other – well, suffice it to say, the
few who saw Paycheck will testify it wasn’t exactly Ben Affleck’s finest hour.
Now Matt Damon steps in to show his old acting buddy how it should be done in
The Adjustment Bureau, an insidiously unnerving tale in which he plays a senator
who falls in love with Emily Blunt’s ballerina – if only the mysterious forces of fate
would stop pulling them apart. With support from Brit veteran Terence Stamp, this
New-York-set drama bears all the hallmarks of a worthy addition to the Dick canon,
with a storyline to appeal to those in search of either romance or science fiction.
The Adjustment Bureau opens on 30th July in the UK
Two centuries on, the figure of Danton still exerts a heroic, tragic fascination.
The firebrand French revolutionary helped set in motion the Reign of Terror
after the overthrow of the monarchy but, appalled by the bloodshed and
betrayal of ideals, he attempted to restore moderation – until he himself
fell victim to Robespierre’s guillotine. Forty years later, the events were
dramatised by the great 19th-century German playwright Georg Büchner
in Danton’s Death, now presented in an adaptation by Howard Brenton
(The Romans in Britain, Pravda) and helmed by award-winning director
Michael Grandage. In his debut at the National Theatre, Toby Stephens’
brooding glower makes him ideal for the role previously performed by such
great actors as Gérard Depardieu and Klaus Maria Brandauer. The depiction
of history will be compelling, while the issues raised by Büchner and Brenton
on politics, ideals and disappointment remain all too relevant.
From 15th July to 22nd August at the National Theatre
Even if you have only the meagrest interest in dance, it’s always worth watching
Sylvie Guillem perform. For many the most gifted ballerina of our era, she could
comfortably have reigned supreme in ballet but instead she has chosen to
challenge her art and bring her sublime talent to contemporary dance, resulting
in some of the most exciting collaborations of recent years. In Eonnagata, Guillem
joins forces with the critically acclaimed British choreographer and performer
Russell Maliphant and pioneering director Robert Lepage. It’s the story of the
Chevalier d’Eon, a courtier under Louis XV in 18th-century France who was
a spy who loved to cross-dress. Bringing together the brilliance of Guillem and
Maliphant, and set off by the exquisite costumes of the late Alexander McQueen,
it’s a visually epic affair that’s also touched by moments of delicate emotion.
From 28th to 31st July at Sadler’s Wells
THEATRE: Eonnagata
FILM: The Adjustment Bureau
Bret Easton Ellis has his finger on the zeitgeist pulse like
few authors. Barely out of his teens, he launched his career
with Less Than Zero (later a film with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr),
a tale of the dark underbelly of Los Angeles youth that’s been called the
eighties’ Catcher in the Rye. The caustic Wall Street satire that was American
Psycho sealed the deal on Ellis’s reputation, and in Glamorama he brought his
brilliant wit to bear on the culture of fashion and celebrity. Now Ellis returns
to the characters of Less Than Zero in the eagerly awaited Imperial Bedrooms
(yes, another Elvis Costello song title), in which we meet Clay and friends
decades on from sybaritic teen excesses. Notorious for his black sense of
humour, Ellis also has a playful relish for mischief, and rumour has it the first
line reads, ‘They had made a movie about us.’ Prepare to be delighted,
outraged and entertained.
£16.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor, from 2nd July
BOOK: Imperial Bedrooms
by Bret Easton Ellis
THEATRE
Danton’s Death
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The dramatic reversal of fortune in
the career of Michael Fassbender
has seen him go from jobbing actor
to major movie star almost overnight
Although hardly anyone saw Hunger, the film-making
debut of Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen,
as far as Michael Fassbender is concerned it might as
well have been the blockbuster of the millennium, such
was its seismic impact on his career. Before McQueen’s
gut-wrenching, apolitical chronicle of the last six
weeks in the life of jailed IRA hunger striker Bobby
Sands, Fassbender was just another jobbing actor
surviving on scraps. But when Hunger was shown at
the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, everyone was blown
away by this brave new actor and his gaunt (he shed
more than two stone for the role), gutsy turn as the
starving IRA inmate. Suddenly Fassbender was fielding
calls from Quentin Tarantino.
“Blessed, I feel blessed,” he says when we meet at a
west London photo studio. His hair grown to a shaggy
length, in person the 33-year-old German-born Irish actor
is the epitome of rugged handsomeness. His aquamarine
eyes pierce, and his jawline looks like it could chisel granite.
Arriving in trainers and a hat before changing into a
succession of outfits for the photographer (he’s clearly a
hat fan – he later leaves with one he wore for the shoot),
Fassbender acknowledges the good fortune Hunger has
bestowed upon him. But proof that his titanic portrayal
of Sands was no flash in the pan came last year with two
more showcases for his alchemic talent: as the charismatic
but ultimately treacherous father figure in Andrea Arnold’s
dark council-estate fable Fish Tank, and as an undercover
agent in Nazi Germany in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
A stroke of luck never hurts, either – Fassbender admits it
was his ability to speak German that convinced Tarantino
to hire him for his WWII pastiche.
“It was almost like [the role of] Hicox was tailor-made
for me,” says Fassbender, who played a suave British
lieutenant. “But I still had to do a lot of work on it to
make sure I didn’t sound like an English or Irish person
speaking German – just so a German audience wouldn’t
go, ‘Oh, please, he’s obviously not German.’”
Fassbender was two when his family – German father
Josef and Northern Irish mother Adele – moved from
an industrial corner of Germany to Killarney on the west
coast of Ireland to work in the hotel trade, eventually
opening their own restaurant. Fassbender’s mostly idyllic
childhood involved gallivanting around County Kerry’s
green hills, fishing its lakes, and, occasionally, coming in
for mild xenophobic grief. “Growing up in Ireland, you’ve
got the Fitzgeralds, the McCarthys – and the Fassbenders,”
he grins. “My name sticks out a little bit. And you can
imagine the combinations that you can put together with
a surname like Fassbender.”
In his teens, he graduated from scrubbing pots to
working behind the bar in his parents’ restaurant, but he
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Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious
Basterds; as Quintus Dias in Centurion; as
Connor (opposite Katie Jarvis) in Fish Tank;
as Bobby Sands in Hunger
had no clue what to do with his life until a school friend
convinced him to attend acting workshops. It flicked a
switch for Fassbender, and he progressed swiftly from
putting on his own stage version of Reservoir Dogs
(“Quentin was tickled by that”) to upping sticks to
London to attend the Drama Centre.
His first break came straight out of drama school, when
he was cast in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks-produced TV
miniseries Band of Brothers. From that auspicious beginning,
however, Fassbender lapsed into a fallow spell that lasted
well into his late twenties, with only sporadic, smallish jobs
(episodes of Holby City and Poirot; Channel 4’s racy drama
The Devil’s Whore; one of 300’s six-pack Spartan warriors)
to interrupt his bill-paying gig as a bartender in various
London nightclubs. With acting opportunities few and far
between, Fassbender even contemplated packing it in for
good. “There was a lot of frustration before I was lucky
enough to meet Steve McQueen,” he admits. “I thought
I could run a bar if acting didn’t work out.”
No danger that he’ll ever need to become a full-time
mixologist now. These days, his main frustration is finding
time to squeeze in all the offers flying his way. In the past
year, he’s starred as a Roman legionnaire in Centurion,
played a freelance operative in Steven Soderbergh’s
upcoming spy thriller Knockout, and sunk his chops into
the role of a tattooed villain in the comic-book Western
Jonah Hex. “I’m a nasty piece of work,” he laughs. “I
throw Megan Fox around and rough her up – it was fun.”
So far, 2010 is proving equally frenetic. Fassbender
has already finished filming a new version of Jane Eyre,
playing Mr Rochester opposite Alice in Wonderland’s Mia
Wasikowska. “Mia is amazing,” he vouches. “She’s got
such a maturity about her, and such an interesting face.
I’m really excited about the film.” Jane Eyre was followed
by A Dangerous Method, a David Cronenberg adaptation
of Christopher Hampton’s play about the birth of
psychoanalysis. Documenting how Carl Jung and Sigmund
Freud went from esteemed colleagues to bitter rivals,
Fassbender plays Jung to Viggo Mortensen’s Freud, with
Keira Knightley on board as a disturbed Russian-Jewish
patient and Jung’s lover.
“It’s a psychological drama with a thriller edge to it,”
says Fassbender, who picked his older sister’s brain to F
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psychologist). “Jung’s ideas were so explorative. He was
definitely less of a conventional thinker than Freud in
terms of what the human mind is capable of; he was a very
experimental character. I’ve really got my work cut out.”
Not that he’s worried, although Fassbender insists a
healthy dose of fear is no bad thing when it comes to
acting: “It stops you getting lackadaisical.” He also claims
he’s more adept these days at not disappearing too far into
a character. Word has it that Fassbender went to some
dark places while playing Sands, which – bearing in mind
he was living on a starvation diet for two months – isn’t
wholly surprising. “I used to be very angsty with it all, but
I’m getting better at just doing my work and then going
home,” he says, before adding with a chuckle, “You know,
I have friends, and I want to keep them. If you’re bringing
your work home, it becomes boring for everybody.”
Fassbender embraces an actor’s transient lifestyle
(“I feel at home in most places”), having spent the second
half of 2009 in LA, where both his sister and his girlfriend
live. But he is delighted he’s getting to spend time in
Europe this year – either on the Dangerous Method shoot
in Germany or hanging out in London, buzzing around
the city on his Triumph motorcycle.
His LA sojourn was partly to take a breather and partly
to reassess his goals now that his career has ramped up
to a level he’d probably stopped dreaming was possible in
those pre-Hunger days. One thing Fassbender is sure of,
though, is that he’s not in it for short-term gain or fame.
“Brad Pitt is the most famous person I’ve worked with,
and he can’t go anywhere without being attacked by a
frenzy of people,” he says. “That must be tough. But
people don’t recognise me, and I love that, because I’d
much rather be watching other people than have people
watching me. Although I was chatting to a bartender in
New York recently, and as soon as he found out I was in
Inglourious, he started quoting from the film. That was
pretty cool. I liked that.” H
Jonah Hex opens on 24th September in the UK
Matt Mueller contributes to Total Film, Premiere, Grazia,
The Guardian and Wonderland
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Truly, Madly,
Deeply
Clockwise from top Theo Fennell white gold, diamond, tourmaline
and enamel ‘Aquarium’ ring £39,500; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’
white gold and diamond jellyfish pendant £6,500; Wendy Yue for
Annoushka 18kt white gold, diamond and jasper ‘Fantasie
Starfish’ ring £6,900; M.C.L sterling silver starfish cuff with black
and yellow sapphires £4,220, exclusive to Harrods; Annoushka
‘Classic Multicoloured Pearl’ necklace £3,300; M.C.L pearl and
black onyx necklace with sterling silver and blue sapphire fish
£2,790, exclusive to Harrods; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’ white
gold, diamond and sapphire hermit crab ring £14,600
Available from Designer Jewellery and Fine Jewellery &
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IN SHOES
A zen zone of holiday retail therapy, the new Swim
room ofers everything a woman could need for her
getaway, from printed silk dresses by Leonard
(right) and Juicy Swim bathing suits featuring
’50s-inspired ruf es to daring cutaways
and David Clulow shades.
Right Leonard dress £1,200. Available from Swim, First Floor
The Talented Ms Lee
EAU DE KIELY
When Richard Burton wrapped his
1964 film Night of the Iguana, he
treated Elizabeth Taylor to a Tiffany &
Co ‘Dolphin’ brooch designed by Jean
Schlumberger. The brooch – a feast of
18kt gold, aquamarine and amethyst –
is part of an in-store exhibition that
celebrates Schlumberger’s work.
The Schlumberger collection
is available from 12th July to
5th August from Fine Jewellery
& Watch Room, Ground Floor
The Central Saint Martins MA show is like a who’s
who of future fashion stars. Jackie Lee’s ’90s-
inspired minimalist collection triumphed amongst
the hotbed of talent to jointly win her the Harrods
Design Award, previous winners of which
include Christopher Kane and David Koma.
Right, from top Jackie JS Lee top £459; coat £1,050 and
trousers £539. New to Designer Studio, First Floor
While it may be an overstatement to
say that shoes maketh the woman,
let’s not deny that shoes definitely
maketh the look. Armed with this
indispensable sartorial knowledge,
I can feed my pervasive state of
shoeaholism, confident in the
knowledge that however I achieve
my own personal shoe nirvana, this
overindulgence – unlike, say, an
addiction to chips or chocolate – will
at least end decoratively. Even if it is
with a rather limp credit card in tow.
Season after season, I find myself
dreamily leafing through designers’
lookbooks, sighing and tapping my
pencil, wondering, hmm, which of
these little darlings will I make my
own? And so begins the seasoned
shoeaholic’s plotting and scheming
to get my hands on, and feet in,
The Shoes I Know Will Make Me a
Better Person.
My first crush for AW10 comes in
the surprising form of a Gina court
shoe; I say ‘surprising’ as I’ve always
found court shoes to be tricky,
polarising territory. They can easily
be either too brazen or, heaven forbid,
too frumpy. The ‘Elle’, however, with
its chunky platform, rounded toe and
thin, elegant heel is the perfect
compromise between fashion-forward
and flatteringly feminine, downtown
cool meets uptown classic. The
platform also acts as your secret
weapon, making a perilously high
heel much more workable.
Available in a deep chocolate,
wine-hued purple or creamy
caramel, the irresistibly
soft python skin had me
lustily stroking them on
first viewing. Strange
behaviour, you might think; yet
I have it on good authority I was not
the first person to display such public
adoration. Fellow shoeaholics strut
amongst us. Whatever your addiction,
these beauties are enough to give
anyone a foot fetish. Besides, they
last so much longer than chips.
–By Laura Jordan
Gina ‘Elle’ shoes, £675.
Available from
Women’s Shoes,
First Floor
TAYLOR
MADE
The colourful, quirky spirit of Orla Kiely has been captured in her
first fragrance, an eponymous eau de parfum. The scent opens with
crisp green tea and peach leading into heart notes of white flowers and
chocolate, grounded by a base of musk, tonka bean, cedar and sandalwood.
Orla Kiely eau de parfum 100ml, £55, exclusive to Harrods. Available
from Perfumery, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
Blending high-fashion ideas with traditional cultures, two international
labels are meeting a demand for luxurious dresses and separates that
meet certain sartorial mores. DAS creates timeless silhouettes for
women who enjoy the quality of couture but require a little privacy
from their clothing. And sisters Reem and Hind Beljafla have turned
their love of self-styled abayas into a thriving fashion business.
DAS dress £1,200. Available from Eveningwear, First Floor.
Alessandra Rich will present her AW10 collection on Thursday
15th July from 4pm to 8pm in Eveningwear
A SUMMER PALACE
MODESTY BLAZE
There’s so much more to a pair
of jeans than a pair of jeans. Victoria
Beckham’s new denim collection for
AW10 demonstrates that an entire
world of design features can turn a
humble pair of jeans into a statement
piece that also happens to be
flattering. The master of bodycon,
Beckham adds zippers and panelled
sections to slim the fit, and exotic
trims to create a distinctive edge.
These are design statements with legs.
VB jeans £369. Available from Way
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buttons and epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki
UNIFORM CHIC
Military influences also
appear in less utilitarian
styles. Jersey drape-front
dresses and lace lingerie
are all the better in
shades of khaki.
Burberry Prorsum’s super-sized
khaki flying jackets are this
season’s must-have, on the
wish list of every style maven.
Victoria Beckham
jeans £199
Burberry
Prorsum
jacket £1,100
Slim-fitting
tailoring, complete
with brass buttons
and epaulettes, is
the new season’s
military look in its
purest form.
Chantelle
bra £54 and
briefs £36
Oscar de la
Renta dress
£1,500
James Perse
sweater £99.95
Marc by
Marc Jacobs
playsuit £330
The shoe-boot is
given a military
update with rugged,
chunky details to
counterbalance the
ultra-feminine
silhouette.
A.L.C. dress
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Monica Vinader
ring £185
Acne boots
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Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s
key trend for sensible dressing is given
a new twist by berry-bright accessories
Photographer CHRIS TURNER
Fruits of
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Clockwise from top left Chloé ‘Elsie Day’ bag £785; Bottega Veneta ‘Large
Veneta’ bag £1,255; Zagliani ‘Passage’ bag £2,225; Christian Louboutin
‘Kathena’ bag £2,190; Analeena crocodile ‘Shopping’ bag £8,100
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couple. But when fashion prodigy Jason Wu
met cashmere stalwart TSE, beautiful things
happened in a neat capsule collection
By FLEUR FRUZZA
Judging by the jewel-bright colours, waspish waists
and uptown Manhattan polish of Jason Wu’s SS10
collection, his tenure as guest designer at minimalist
cashmere brand TSE for AW10 seemed somewhat
incongruous. TSE is, after all, the design house that
for AW09 offered up blank canvases of unstructured
liquid cashmere carefully wrapped and layered in an
asymmetric, almost futuristic manner. Yet as Wu
pushes the boundaries of his structured aesthetic in
the direction of TSE’s minimal design DNA, the middle
ground makes for a harmonious capsule collection of
classic shapes with unexpected details. A feather-light
chiffon dress is draped asymmetrically and paired with
a charcoal cashmere overcoat and pom pom hat; wool
dresses play with texture and proportion; and shift
dresses are pared back to a streamlined silhouette
that belies their intricate craftsmanship. Wu’s final
touch is a precise smattering of colour among TSE’s
staple palette of black, white and grey. Here, Wu tells
Harrods Magazine what inspires him…
Halston or Geoffrey Beene?
Geoffrey Beene. From his zippered sheaths to the little
drawstring bag that his Grey Flannel cologne comes
packaged in, everything he created was chic.
Tokyo or New York?
New York. I’ve lived here for the past 10 years; it’s home.
Tara Donovan or Tim Burton?
Tim Burton — I identify with his eerie-cool aesthetic.
Too big or too small?
Too big. Revealing less is always more.
Asymmetrical or symmetrical?
Asymmetrical. I find variety the most intriguing.
Travel books or fashion books?
Fashion books — my own personal collection numbers
into the hundreds.
Minimalism or maximalism?
Maximalism is more glamorous.
American or Taiwanese cooking?
Taiwanese food is what I grew up on, especially from the
local street vendors.
Chanel or Schiaparelli?
Coco Chanel was a true revolutionary; if it weren’t for her,
women might still be wearing corsets.
Project Runway or Gossip Girl?
Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure.
Show-stopping gowns or power suits?
A show-stopping gown will always turn more heads.
Oscar de la Renta or Valentino?
Oscar, for being a pioneer of American fashion.
Irving Penn or Horst P Horst?
Irving Penn was my Fall 2010 muse and inspiration.
Age or beauty?
True beauty is ageless.
Colour or monochrome?
I’ve always used every colour in the crayon box.
Classic or contemporary?
Classic, because you can’t create the future without
knowing the past.
Charles James or Norman Norell?
Charles James has always been a source of inspiration
for me — he is a true master of couture.
Rear Window or Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Rear Window. Grace Kelly is fashion royalty.
Patterned or plain?
Patterned, because it’s more memorable.
Homemade or pre-packed?
Homemade. I love to cook.
Robert Ryman or Marcelo Legrand?
Marcelo Legrand. I just discovered his beautiful work
on my vacation in Uruguay.
Lace or chiffon?
Lace – I love using a classic material in new ways.
Evening gown or easy cardigan?
Easy cardigan, because it goes with everything.
Kitchen or living room?
My living room is where I unwind.
Sexy or prim?
Sexy. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Trains, planes or automobiles?
Planes are the most efficient.
Black or gold?
Gold, because every woman loves a little sparkle.
Tradition or innovation?
Innovation. I’m always looking to push the envelope.
Simple or complicated?
Complicated – I enjoy taking on new challenges.
The past, the present or the future?
All three. Pay homage to the past, live in the present,
plan for the future.
Available from Classics, First Floor
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From top Jason Wu for TSE
coat £995, dress £1,395 and hat
£225; top £749, skirt £549 and
arm warmers £149; top £375,
trousers £475, scarf £399 and
arm warmers £149
PROMOTION
Standing the test of time takes on a whole
new meaning as Baume & Mercier dips
into the archive for its latest collection
YEARS IN THE
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Since 1830, Baume &
Mercier has distinguished
itself with the incredible
innovation of its watches
– a legacy that today
arms the brand with 180
years’ expertise.
In the 1890s, the mark of true horological
excellence was to win the world’s most
famous chronometry competition, held at
the Kew Observatory. It was a competition
at which the Baume Maison was repeatedly
successful, winning the Absolute Precision
Record for its keyless chronometer with
tourbillon escapement in 1892.
Paying tribute to this heritage, Baume
& Mercier is revisiting the complications
of its past by launching the William Baume
Collection. Each timepiece has been
singled out for its own special connection
to the brand’s history. The Single
Push-Piece Chronograph is inspired by a
function first established in 1938, and uses
a single pusher to start, stop and reset
short times. The 6.2mm Ultra Thin reflects
Baume & Mercier’s ongoing dedication to
creating sensationally slim and elegant
timepieces. And the new Retrograde Second
(left) has a retrograde function that counts
off 30-second intervals across a graduated
arc of a circle before jumping backwards
to its starting point. Today Baume &
Mercier is held in as high regard as ever.
Watches, from left Baume & Mercier
Retrograde Second £8,275, Single
Push-Piece Chronograph £18,080 and
Ultra Thin £8,075. Available from Fine
Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor
Silver Room, Second Floor
Telephone: 0207 730 1234 ext 2878
harrods@carrs-silver.co.uk

STYLE
Available from Gifts & Stationery, Lower Ground Floor; Ladurée,
Perfumery, and Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor; Sound & Vision,
Third Floor; and harrods.com
From a simple pencil to perfume to
paper, a little gilting gives everything
a new dimension of glamour
MIDAS
TOUCH
Gold-plated Nokia
6700 phone £650
Upgrade to an entirely
new level with Nokia’s
new 20kt gold-plated
slimline 6700 mobile.
Tweezerman ProCurl
Lash Curler £20,
exclusive to Harrods
As if the professional
finish that Tweezerman’s
curlers achieve weren’t
enough – they’re now
available in rose gold.
Smythson 10-pack of
cards & envelopes £30
The Smythson stamp of
luxury has been applied
to writing sets comprising
metallic tissue-lined
envelopes, and cards
embossed with motifs.
Ladurée gold macaroons £3
each or £13.20 per 100g
All the light, soft-centred, crispy-
shelled deliciousness of a
Ladurée chocolate macaroon,
coated in 18kt gold leaf. Yum.
Dyer Papiere charm
pencils £3.95 each
Pencil-chewing
deterrents don’t come
much cuter than these
gold flower, heart and
star pencil charms.
Jawbone ICON Gold Air
Bluetooth Headset £79
Not only one of the
smallest and cleverest
Bluetooth headsets on
the market, the ICON
Gold Air is also one of
the prettiest.
Gucci Guilty EDT 75ml,
£60, exclusive to Harrods
Smart, sophisticated and
seriously sexy, Gucci
Guilty mixes notes of pink
pepper, peach, lilac, amber
and patchouli.
Ormonde Jayne Gold Dust
£400, exclusive to Harrods
Supplement spritzing scent
with a sprinkle of 24kt Gold
Dust, a powder perfumed with
Ormonde Jayne’s Ta’if rose
oil. The powder comes in a
handmade satin puff trimmed
with marabou feathers.
Halston Amber EDP 100ml,
£85, exclusive to Harrods
Following the success of
2009’s Halston, the new
Amber is a warm blend of
amber, musk, tuberose and
mandarin, in a gold edition of
the Elsa Peretti flacon.
Gold-plated 8GB iPod
Touch £289.99
Almost too good to touch,
this 24kt gold-plated iPod
demands tunes worthy
of its brilliant exterior.
harrods.com
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Ooh, what to wear today? A flowery princess dress?
Or a polo neck, a French spy trench coat and a beret
that channels Gallic chic? The sartorial decisions of a
seven-year-old can be tough, not least when they have
D&G Junior’s latest collection to choose from. Miniature
men, meanwhile, will have to deliberate between a
dapper three-piece suit and dandyish velvet dinner
jacket. Decisions, decisions…
Dress £629 and suit £599. Available from
Childrenswear, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com
Warning: entering a shoe boutique with small people can lead
to early-onset footwear addiction. What little lady could,
for instance, resist the charm of Ralph Lauren’s new
hand-finished ‘Alyssa’ Mary Janes in patent Italian
leather? Or fluffy sheepskin Uggs? Not to mention
a rainbow of Converse trainers, all of which are
now available in Children’s Shoes.
Ralph Lauren ‘Alyssa’ Mary Jane in
black patent £200, exclusive to
Harrods. Available from
Children’s Shoes, Fourth Floor
Too Cool
for SCHOOL
Small socialites with calendars to organise, friends to
entertain and correspondence to keep up will benefit from
the one-stop Lifestyle Room now open in Childrenswear.
Paperchase fulfils every wildest stationery dream with
cute letter sets, pens, cases, journals and notebooks.
Meanwhile, The Little White Company offers a petite
pavilion tent that can be kitted out with games including
rounders and skittles – ideal for a social summer. All
they’ll need now is a selection of Petit Bateau’s laid-back
summerwear in which to receive their guests…
Pencil case £4. Available from Children’s Lifestyle
Room, Fourth Floor
STARS
in Stripes
FANCY DRESS
NEWS
The scale might be reduced, but the House of Dior crafts
its Baby Dior couture collection with the same precision
as its main line. Only possibly a little quicker. Each design
is inspired by a Christian Dior original and handmade
from couture-quality fabrics at French ateliers. The Tulle
– based on a gown from Dior’s 1951 spring collection –
is a froth of palest pastel pink silk organza with an
ice-cream-coloured sash and corsage in mint, lemon
and pink. A 1953 embroidered summer gown, meanwhile,
inspired the May, which is an emerald green embroidered
silk organza party dress with a lavish bridesmaid bow.
Dress £2,199. Available from Childrenswear,
Fourth Floor; and harrods.com
Un Peu de COUTURE
Few designers rival the
aplomb with which
Paul Smith does Cool
Britannia, even when
it’s pint-sized. Smith’s
AW10 Junior collections
are as cool as a
cucumber and cute as a
button. For boys, a royal
blue cord blazer worn with
Smith’s signature stripy
scarf creates a suave if
diminutive silhouette, while
grey flannel parkas and
leather jackets are perfect for
rebels in training. Girls,
meanwhile, will be bang on-trend
with a preppy canary yellow cardigan
worn with a denim skirt, or city shorts
teamed with baby brogues.
From £39.95. New to Childrenswear,
Fourth Floor
ONE Small STEP
Life is full of choices…
Armani
Bikkembergs
Cavalli
D&G
Hogan
I Pinco Pallino
Mirella
Miss Blumarine
Missouri
Moschino
Prada
Simonetta
Start-rite
Tod’s
Ugg
One Small Step
Children’s Shoes,
Fourth Floor
Winner of the Drapers Record Footwear Awards
Kids’ Footwear Retailer for 2004, 2005 and 2007

Tateossian
cuff links £74.95
Band of
Outsiders
shirt £209
Available from Menswear and Men’s Accessories, Lower Ground Floor
and Ground Floor; and harrods.com
This season’s slightly sombre menswear palette
is lifted by a trend for all manner of checks, worn
loud and layered or with a more subtle approach
TARTAN ARMY
STYLE
The most subtle
approach to this
season’s plaid fad
comes in the form
of printed frames
courtesy of the king
of check, Burberry.
Trussardi 1911 gives
the classic checked
shirt a contemporary
twist by combining
two plaids into one
geometric design.
The refined English
gentleman will knot
his classic checked
scarf over his elegantly
tailored topcoat.
Moncler
Gamme
Bleu coat
£1,400 and
boots £279
Tom Ford
scarf £259
Never one for a subtle
approach, Thom Browne
at Moncler Gamme Bleu
splashed huge, chunky
checks over quilted ski
suits and covetable hooded
jackets with matching boots.
Burberry
sunglasses
£185
J.W. Anderson
trousers £419
Lee jacket
£179
Trussardi 1911
shirt £379
Ralph Lauren
socks £20 for
2 pairs
Trussardi 1911
shirt £379
Dunhill
tie £95
J.W. Anderson
jacket £489
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NEWS
This is no ordinary football; this is a Santiago
Gonzalez football. Crafted from the same precious
skins used in his accessories collecion, Gonzalez
has made 10 black and white and 10 brown and tan
footballs by hand to mark the 2010 World Cup.
Exclusive to Harrods worldwide. Price on application. Available from
Men’s Accessories, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
Calling all dapper gentlemen. Esquire magazine
and Harrods are on the hunt for Britain’s
Best-Dressed Real Man. To enter, send a photo,
your name, age, profession, a short summary
of your style and your contact details, to
bestdressed@esquire.co.uk. The winner will be
photographed for the cover of the magazine.
Prizes include a wardrobe of clothes valued at £30,000. Jason Broderick,
head of Harrods menswear and one of this year’s judges, gives his top tips:
• What one garment can ruin an outfit? Shoes. If they don’t
complement the look, or if they’re scuffed and dirty when everything
else is sharp – that’s a no-no.
• Who is the most inspirational sartorial icon? Cary Grant. He was a
picture of masculinity and perfection.
• What’s the most important piece in a man’s
wardrobe? A well-cut suit.
• Is the devil in the detail? A good collar, the right
cuffs, an insouciantly tied cashmere scarf – yes, details
are important. But you’ll find that men care more about
detail if there’s a woman around to impress.
• How do you spot a sharp-dressed man? The most
important thing about true style is that it needs to be
effortless. The minute it appears contrived – you’ve lost it.
The winner of Esquire’s Britain’s Best-Dressed
Real Man competition will be announced in the
October 2010 issue of Esquire.
Brunello Cucinelli (left) is the philosophy-loving Italian tailor famed for
his irresistibly soft cashmere. Here, he talks to Harrods Magazine about
his personal definition of luxury:
Luxury means inspiring people to dream.
Quality and uniqueness are the main
principles that guide me in my design. Our
clients share this philosophy. They don’t
need to be ostentatious; their goal is simply to give themselves the
best. A cashmere sweater is like a book – something to be cherished.
Our collections do not follow fashion trends but can be revived
season after season without losing their distinct style. The idea
is to create a collection that is both sporty and chic.
I get my inspiration from street style, then interpret
this into something classic and luxurious. I always
dreamt of building a company that has meaning beyond
profit, reinvesting to improve the quality of life of the
workforce, restoring the beautiful things in the world.
Bruno Cucinelli brief case £1,650; blue shirt
£279 and green sweater £649; white shirt £249
and purple cardigan £529. Available from
Men’s Tailoring, Ground Floor
BEST-DRESSED
BRITISH MAN
Park Avenue princesses, your prince has arrived.
Michael Kors has translated the relaxed sportswear
aesthetic so loved by the ladies into a suave yet
effortless collection for men. It’s all about urban
casual. Classic country tweeds are lighter than air,
sweaters are a cloud of cashmere and mohair, and
the sharp city tailored suit is dressed down with
a range of smoky-toned knitwear.
Above, from left Michael Kors leather coat £899
and rabbit fur-lined parka £1,050. Available from
Menswear, Ground Floor
A BELLE OF A BALL
EVERYDAY LUXURY
A real breath of fresh(-ly
fragranced) air in the world
of men’s scents comes in
the form of Solo Loewe Pop.
Inspired by the energy and
originality of Pop Art, it’s
a blend of mandarin, pink
pepper, lavender, Bourbon
vanilla and tonka bean.
Solo Loewe Pop eau
de toilette 125ml, £71,
exclusive to Harrods.
Available from Perfumery,
Ground Floor; and
harrods.com
With a name almost as long as the list of
awards that it has won, the Nicolas Rieussec
Monopusher Chronograph Automatic has
earned Montblanc a place among the
most outstanding watchmakers of the
world. For exceptional design and
craftsmanship, innovative features
and, most importantly, the
company’s first Montblanc
calibre movement, the Nicolas
Rieussec Monopusher was
rewarded with third place in
the prestigious ‘Montre de
L’Année’ in 2009. One year on, and
the accolades keep piling in. Is it the
chronograph counters with rotating
discs, the monopusher chronograph with
automatic winding, the anthracite-
coloured dial or the appliqué hour circle?
Or the clever combination of them all?
£5,900. Available from Fine Jewellery
& Watch Room, Ground Floor
POP ART
DIFFERENT
CALIBRE
KORS CÉLÈBRE

How to Wear
LACE
Your glaring concern when contemplating a lacy
ensemble is simple: Do I risk resembling the bathroom
curtains? After all, as everyone knows, one woman’s
negligée chic is another’s doily-clad nightmare.
For those unaccustomed to frills and filigree, going
from nought to bordello might pose a challenge. But
even those who consider themselves familiar with
rufflage should practise caution. Remember that lace
is one look that’s easy to overdo, and a step too far
could end up with you looking just a little too
millefeuille for comfort.
The next thing to bear in mind, as you step out into
the Saturday evening air in your glorious Emilio Pucci
cocktail dress, with its delicately revealing gold lace
panels, is that one cannot wear lace in the same way
that one wears a sensible twinset. Because one glimpse
of even the most modest Chantilly collar carries the hint
of the boudoir; and the merest peek of an undergarment
takes on the discernible whiff of sauciness. Both can
send onlookers into great fits of giddiness.
Lace, therefore, equals power. But this is not the
hard, strutting power of the extended shoulder or the
high heel. No, the power exuded by your Julien
Macdonald gown, with its curlicued bodice, or your
little black lace-trimmed Nina Ricci number, is an
altogether more feminine force. So when you enter a
room, you must do so less with a stride and more with
a slink, the kind of semi-slither that suggests you are
well aware of the seductiveness of your frock, but you
are demure enough not to stamp about with your
frilly décolletage thrust before you like some kind of
desperate saloon-girl.
Demureness is really the key to lace. For, as much as
this is a fabric that whispers of negligéed clinches,
unlike PVC or latex, it is still the sort of fabric that likes
to be romanced. This is why, when out and about in
your Christopher Kane lace blouse or your perfectly
respectable Lanvin skirt, you can make your way
confidently, safe in the knowledge that both the prim
cut and the innate coyness of the fabric will rather
temper the effect of wearing an item of clothing that
gives the semblance of revealing rather a lot of naked
flesh. Indeed, even when wearing your scarlet lace
Givenchy slip, the colour of a strumpet and the cut of a
dishabille, you may reassure yourself with the thought
that it is so fine-spun and fragile, so subtle and sweet,
that it carries not a sniff of the bawdy or the brazen.
Available from International Designer Room,
First Floor
Laura Barton is a feature writer for The Guardian.
She also writes for Q, The Word, Vogue and Red
From delicate trims to full-length
panels, this season’s trend for lace is
an altogether revealing experience
By Laura Barton
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Berry brights create a
delectable palette for
AW10’s accessories. Go
bold with Mulberry’s
sell-out ‘Alexa’ bag
(left) and Alexander
McQueen scarves,
or invest in Lanvin’s
opulently toned
jewellery for luxe
with a vibrant twist.
Available now from
harrods.com
NEW-SEASON
ACCESSORIES
EVEN MORE REASONS
TO VISIT HARRODS.COM
A new collection of luxury gift boxes and bags ensure
most harrods.com orders now arrive tissue-wrapped and
impeccably presented –
with the option of a
personalised gift card
and free returns policy.
Available now from
harrods.com
DENIM LOVE
For figure-sculpting, expertly
cut jeans from the world’s most
coveted labels, Harrods Denim
Lounge is the destination. Now
you can view and order from the
collection online, including the
latest from Hudson, Citizens of
Humanity, 7 For All Mankind,
True Religion, Rock & Republic
and J Brand, plus the must-have
‘Houlihan’ skinny cargo pants.
Watch out for the launch of VBH
later in the season, as well as
Current/Elliott, who has
collaborated exclusively with
Marni. Available now from
harrods.com
From top Givenchy dress £2,650; Nina
Ricci dress £3,250; Christopher Kane
top £749 and skirt £2,000; Emilio
Pucci dress £2,200; Lanvin dress
£1,900; Julien Macdonald dress £3,600

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HARRODS
REWARDS
The Harrods Rewards card programme is our way of saying thank you to our
most loyal customers. An extension of the unique Harrods experience, the
card guarantees you receive benefits every time you shop in-store. And while
each season brings a myriad of new products from the world’s best brands,
your Rewards card will ensure that you get even more from your purchases.
For more information, please visit harrods.com/rewards
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Stress, we have always been told, is ageing. In the quest to remain
youthful, avoiding stress is up there with lots of sleep, water, and a
rigorous skincare routine, right? Well, not entirely. Breakthrough research
examined by Givenchy Laboratories now suggests that a little carefully
applied ‘micro-stress’ could actually be beneficial to skin.
In much the same way that a flu vaccination works, this groundbreaking
research suggests that exposing skin to controlled micro-stress stimuli (such
as those found in UV radiation, certain foods, and chemicals) will
actually make it more resilient to future harmful external and
internal stress, and thereby help extend skin’s cellular life.
This is the theory of ‘hormesis’, which was the result of
10 years of research undertaken by Professor Suresh Rattan,
a world-renowned biogerontologist and researcher. Rattan
discovered that, when faced with repeated micro-stress stimuli,
skin released more of its own naturally occurring anti-ageing
protein. In turn, this protein had a substantial impact on
increasing the longevity of a skin cell in the face of daily
environmental stress factors.
On learning of Rattan’s discoveries, Givenchy Laboratories
immediately picked up on the revolutionary nature of this idea
and established an exclusive collaboration with him in order
to bring the theory to cosmetic reality. The result is VAX’IN
For Youth, the latest skincare breakthrough from Givenchy,
and the first of its kind that takes preventative anti-ageing
skincare to the next level.
The VAX’IN For Youth formula works by teaching skin cells
to defend, protect and repair themselves more effectively, not
by actually putting stress on the skin but by simply prompting
it to produce good protein.
And the results are visible after the first use. The
ergonomically designed bottle, with a measured pipette,
means a little goes a long way, and when this delectably
rich serum is applied morning and evening, the complexion
becomes soft, hydrated, even and luminous. Long term, skin
is protected against signs of ageing, and is more resilient
to all stress factors. Now would be a good time to add your
name to the waiting list.
Givenchy VAX’IN For Youth 30ml, £60. Exclusive to Harrods.
Available from Cosmetics, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
BEST
Stressed
Groundbreaking research suggests that a little
stress is actually good for the skin, and Givenchy
has been the first to bottle the theory
Goodbye neon
shades and
inappropriate
slivers of lingerie
lace, the new season
for womenswear
makes way for the
grown-ups. Enter
proper camel coats,
prim ’s dresses
and ruggedly
practical snuggly
shearling jackets
By Jess Cartner-Morley
If you go down to a changing room today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Because
this season’s fashion is the kind that makes women – women, not girls – extremely
happy. Forget Lolita and microminis, neon colours and exposed underwear. Autumn
is about an elegant, unfussy, believable, grown-up wardrobe.
The key piece for the season is a camel coat. (When the most directional item you
need is also a timeless investment piece, that gives you a significant clue as to the
tenor of the season.) Contenders for coat of the season? There’s a strong case to be
made for Michael Kors’, with its breezy, slightly borrowed-from-the-boys shape and
rich, nutty shade of peanut butter; but how to pass up the casual, fur-trimmed chic
of Chloé? Although there’s no need to play it safe; try Marni for a collarless beauty
knocked off-centre with lopped-off sleeves that cry out for some luxe, long gloves,
or go kooky-retro with shiny single-breasted and double-lapelled cropped Prada.
A touch of kook is good right now. This autumn may be grown-up, but it is not
entirely ladylike. There is a rugged, practical edge, with plenty of clothes in which
to stride out into the bracing air, rather than simply shiver in the taxi queue.
Shearling is the new cashmere; it’s a winter luxury that will win you style points
on Brompton Road at the beginning of the season but will be equally welcome
on a chilly walk home from carols on Christmas Eve in the countryside. Burberry
Prorsum’s feminine shearling flying jackets are on every fashionista’s lust list,
while Givenchy has the daintiest, most slim-cut shearling, and Halston the
sleekest, most dramatic offering. Resistance is, frankly, futile.
Fashion, like the devil, is in the detail. And the detail to note right now on any
coat is the buttons. The girlish, outsize buttons made ubiquitous by Marc Jacobs
a few years ago have now been replaced by shiny brass, and all of a sudden the
look is less nursery class than officer class. Subtle military details bring an air of
timelessness and authority to some of the season’s best outerwear and suiting.
Balmain has the best raffish dandy jackets; Oscar de la Renta the ultimate
power suits in brass-buttoned navy. (Styling note: both were feminised on the
catwalk with bouncing, blown-out hair.)
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There are no prizes for guessing which box sets have been gracing the fashion
world’s DVDs of late. The Mad Men look, as retro and yet as punchy as a Dirty
Martini, sashayed down catwalks from New York and London to Milan and Paris.
A highly charged, strict-yet-demure silhouette, which balances a tiny waist and a
lascivious attention to the curves of the bottom with a demure décolletage, was
the story at Antonio Berardi and Victoria Beckham. In New York, Calvin Klein
inked in the silhouette in the jewel-box shade of sapphire blue.
Reports from the beauty halls in recent years have been that sales of red
lipstick are resurgent. If you’re in the market for a dress to match your gloss, this
is the perfect moment to pounce, because scarlet is back in a big way. Last year’s
deluge of black has snapped us out of our reliance on sweetie-pie shades – oh,
and red just happens to look fabulous with the season’s other hot colour, camel,
which can’t hurt. Red velvet is the who-knew sex-appeal hit of the season,
whether slinky and falling dramatically to the ankle, as at Antonio Berardi, or
gathered in tousled, bed-sheet folds as at Dolce & Gabbana.
In a season of grown-up glamour, the metallic of the season is not sci-fi silver
or blingy yellow gold, but antiqued gold. Rather than high shine, autumn’s take
on gold has the patina and mystique of a vintage mirror. (As well as being more
flattering to the complexion, it is also a far better foil to wearing with jewellery
than a bright gold or silver outfit.) This is gold the way the first prospectors
would have seen it: a sheen, a glimpse shot through rock or veiled under the
surface of a river. For the best in this season’s liquid old-gold cocktail wear, head
to Michael Kors, Balmain and Matthew Williamson.
Summer’s experimentation with lingerie-as-cocktail-wear may be over, but our
love affair with lace lives on. Givenchy’s blood-red lace slip is pure Parisian
passion, but black lace has a mystery that allows it to bend to many moods. This
autumn, it will take you from Julien Macdonald’s knockout siren gown through
the subtle eroticism of Lanvin’s black lace pencil skirt to the unexpected
formality of Dolce & Gabbana’s long-sleeved day dress. Accessorise with a
classic chain-handled evening bag, killer black patent heels and lashings of kohl.
As the black lace and kohl suggest, the new camel-toned, utility-overtoned
look has not entirely swept aside the fierce gothic glamour of last winter. Those
shoppers who are not ready to say goodbye to their power shoulders and general
cuffed-and-studded vibe are still to be well served this season. Temperley has
fabulous black leather suiting, while Vionnet has avant-garde, slashed-tunic-style
alternatives for cocktail hour. Christopher Kane’s floral-embroidered black
leather dresses look set to become collector’s items of the future – a fabulous
justification for indulging in high-octane party wear.
Never let it be said that grown-up fashion need be dull. Slogan T-shirts do
not have a lockdown on fashion witticisms, after all, and Chanel’s all-fake fur
collection, complete with yeti boots and shaggy sleeves, is a case in point.
Chloé’s fur bomber in crazy tints of blue and rust, too, was grown-up glamour
with a wink. Underneath the fur, feathers are flying; Jason Wu and Prabal
Gurung sheathed their models in the fluffy stuff.
No season that lays claim to the territory of grown-up glamour would be
complete without leopard print. Once the uniform of the gaudy landlady, leopard
has reinvented itself in recent years to become an after-dark staple. Leopard-
lovers will delight in the new ways the catwalks suggested wearing leopard print
this season: as a coat over gold leggings (Balmain) or as a corset twinned with a
black-and-white polka-dot pencil skirt (Dolce & Gabbana.) And for those who
haven’t taken a walk on the wild side yet, may we suggest this is the season to
take the plunge. The lure of Gucci is that it’s right for now, and will be iconic
forever. Smart, yet glamorous. See? I told you this was a season that would suit
you down to the ground. H
Available from International Designer Rooms, First Floor
Jess Cartner-Morley is Fashion Editor of The Guardian

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By James Anderson
Men with a keen interest in style that fuses the functional with the fashionable
have never had it so good. This season provides not only a wealth of luxe
short-term sartorial solutions to keep you ahead of the pack during winter, but
– importantly – also offers clothes that you will want to be able to wear for years
to come. Savvy designers have understood that adventurous trends can be
proposed in tandem with an appreciation of classics. This double-whammy
approach – when applied to colour, texture, shape and fabric – results in a feast
of flexible fashion that enables you to dip in and pluck out the pieces you most
love, mixing them up in ingenious ways that suit wildly varied lifestyles.
First, there’s a feeling of the men being separated from the boys – sartorially
speaking, that is. This, when combined with a rugged Great Outdoors kind of
fashion mood – with many references to military, aviation and skiing cropping
up in the collections – means ‘tough’ decisions must be made when choosing
your new winter wardrobe. For example, should you opt for D&G’s denim
ski-style trousers with zip and extra pocket detailing, and chunky ski-patterned
knitted jackets? Or should you choose Corneliani’s pale grey padded down
jacket with handy hood; or Moncler Gamme Bleu’s grey ski-chic jacket with
zingy red stripes?
Military influences abound, with trench coats in elegant black from both
Burberry Prorsum and Lanvin, or in cool khaki from Band of Outsiders – all
of which can be teamed with slim-cut jeans and sturdy boots. Marc by Marc
Jacobs is on the khaki trail, too, layering slouchy cardigans and T-shirts.
Dunhill’s no-nonsense double-faced cashmere car coats are yet another ideal
choice for the metropolitan man who likes to plan his outfits with military
precision. Aviation themes and styles are certainly in the, erm, air as well –
evidenced amid a plethora of rather heroic pieces now on offer. Take your pick
from black luxe shearling jackets by Rick Owens, shearling overcoats by Band
of Outsiders, Balmain and D&G’s amazing flying jackets, and Marc Jacobs’
black sheepskin coats and biker-style jackets.
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When it comes to core colours for the coming months, it is the more sober,
classic hues of blue, grey and camel that quietly take centre stage. While avid
enthusiasts of garish brights might initially find this all a tad too muted for their
liking, even they would find themselves tempted by the prospect of one of
Rick Owens’ snug zip-up jackets. Dunhill’s baby camel Crombie-style coats
and cuddly cashmere sweaters are instant must-have pieces, yet are destined to
remain as oft-worn faves for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, J.W. Anderson
cleverly combines two trends by choosing a camel shade for his military-inspired
shearling flying jacket.
‘Winter blues’ takes on a much more positive connotation, with related rich and
inky tones seeping into many an uplifting design. Corneliani, for example, offers
beautiful double-knit cashmere cardigans in navy; Burberry Prorsum slightly
lightens the shade on super-sharp overcoats. Double-breasted navy blazers and
chunky-cashmere navy shawl sweaters from E. Tautz further encourage you to
remain true to blue. Bottega Veneta, meanwhile, fully embraces a head-to-toe
palette of navy, daubing it deftly across jackets, sweaters and loose-fit trousers
for a confident-yet-casual day or evening look. Moncler Gamme Bleu does stylish
down-filled jackets way better than most; this season’s navy down-filled jackets
and coats certainly maintain the company’s mountain-high reputation.
Plentiful shades of grey this season offer a flexible, neutral base to which one
can add or intersperse other low-key – or even high-res – colours. Neil Barrett’s
cute, button-strewn grey overcoats and suit jackets, Moncler Gamme Bleu’s cool
grey anoraks and Rick Owens’ suit jackets (with Owens’ clever elongated cut, for
added sartorial drama) are all choice examples. Slim-cut, slick grey overcoats and
zip-up grey jackets from Z Zegna, not to mention relaxed grey field coats (with
cashmere trim) and impeccably tailored grey-check double-breasted suits from
E. Tautz, as well as pinstripe grey jackets and nifty-knit coats from Dolce &
Gabbana all conspire to create a subtle though stylish grey parade.
Key looks and trends for the coming months include a penchant for cheery checks
and plaids, courtesy of J.W. Anderson, for example, who unleashes skinny-cut red
tartan trousers and rich reddish-brown checked jackets. Z Zegna’s dark grey
checked jackets assume a more subtle spin on the trend, while Moncler Gamme
Bleu ramps up the proceedings with chunky checks strewn across hooded jackets.
Knitwear is always crucial to this winter’s dressing. Giorgio Armani’s diamond-
patterned knitted blousons and shawl-collared cardigans, Burberry Prorsum’s
sweaters with epaulettes (hinting at the military trend) and Dunhill’s cotton-lined
alpaca cardigans are just a few great woollen options. Even more cardigans are
coming from Marc by Marc Jacobs (check out the bold, red-striped versions)
and Corneliani (cashmere or chunky zip-up styles). Bottega Veneta’s muted
grey or duck egg-coloured sweaters, with cutaway neck or ribbing, and Dolce
& Gabbana’s sweaters with low-slung necks and thick-knit coats are similarly
satisfying knitwear options.
Finally, one trend that will delight both the smartest and the most casual of
dressers is the prevalent fusion of informal with formal styles. Prime examples
of this modern approach include Giorgio Armani’s denim suit jackets offset with
velvet collars; Dunhill’s touchy-feely shearling jackets; not to mention bold
herringbone jackets from E. Tautz. Bottega Veneta’s single-breasted jacket
worn with their loose-fit jeans is another fine take on this trend, as is the relaxed
suiting – great with a polo or T-shirt worn underneath – proposed by Roland
Mouret. Big, hard-as-nails boots mixed in with suit jackets from Neil Barrett and
slick leather jackets from Vivienne Westwood – which can be teamed up with,
well, anything you like, really – all further prove that menswear is embracing a
new era of eclecticism and excitement like never before. H
Available from Menswear, Lower Ground Floor and Ground Floor
James Anderson is Fashion Features Editor of i-D and a Contributing Editor to
Another Man

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I first flirted with false
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photos of ’60s icons like
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Tree. The lashes were
glamorous, dramatic...
and, um, tricky. After
harrowing experiences
with crumpled lashes
and defective glue, I
decided the flirtation
must finish. It was over.
The last few years,
however, have seen an
eyelash evolution. Look
around and you will
notice the updated,
user-friendly statement
false lashes gracing
catwalks (see Giambattista Valli, above) and
the eyelids of any starlet worth a double
take. Today’s false lashes are not those of
yesteryear; they have grown up, become an
accessory, and been absolved of their past
sins. They once again hold cachet; this is a
beauty renaissance and they are works of art
– so invest with care. Right now, no one is
doing lashes with quite the same gusto as
Shu Uemura. Since 2005, the brand’s Tokyo
Lash Bar collections have been gathering
momentum, developing from feathers to
mini-neon wires to leaves dipped in gold by
way of an incredible couture collection from
Viktor & Rolf. This year’s collection, Neo-
Tokyo Odyssey, is fantastically futuristic, with
styles ranging from moon-shaped sequins to
gold and silver mesh. My current favourite is
Neo-Fringe, in which natural-look lashes are
interspersed with sparkly silver strips and
finished with tiny Swarovski crystal balls.
Pretty? Yes. Easy to apply? Surprisingly. The
trick is not to apply the lash while the glue is
wet – wait a few seconds until it’s tacky, and
then apply from the inner to outer corner of
the eye. And in the same way you would work
a statement mouth, attention-grabbing
lashes demand that all other make-up be
minimal; a tidy eyebrow, a little foundation
and some natural gloss are enough, and will
keep it modern. But the most important thing
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–By Fleur Fruzza
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Ground Floor.
Neo-Tokyo Odyssey
collection from £26,
exclusive to Harrods
MISS MAQUILLAGE
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All the potent protection of
a sunblock is now available
without the ghostly complexion
thanks to a smart new generation
of high-protection face formulas.
Sisley’s new Broad Spectrum
Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ (40ml,
£96) is not only easily absorbed
and invisible, but smells of delicious
botanicals, while the light
consistency of Elizabeth Arden’s
Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for
Face SPF 50 (50ml, £23) belies its
efficacy and staying power.
Available from Cosmetics, Ground
Floor; and harrods.com
SCREEN STARS
FIT FOR A GODDESS
Every now and again there’s a launch that sends fragrance
aficionados into a frenzy: Robert Piguet’s Calypso is set to be one
such launch. This perfume is the seventh from a fragrance house that
only creates a new scent when one has been inspired, sourced and
perfected. Inspired by the Greek mythological sea goddess Calypso
(top left), this fragrance translates her enchantment, seduction and
power into olfactory language with a mix of hot florals. A bewitching
base of patchouli, amber and suede is blended with middle notes of
rose and iris, and finished with top notes of geranium and mandarin.
100ml, £95, exclusive to Harrods. Available from Beauty
Apothecary, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
YOUNG PRETENDER
Embrace a little stress: it’s good for the complexion, according to new research.
Vax’In for Youth (30ml, £60), Givenchy’s latest skincare feat, is a serum that
acts in a vaccine-like way by exposing skin to controlled ‘micro-stress’ stimuli.
These build up the cells’ resistance to future stress, warding off signs of
premature ageing. Clinique’s lab, meanwhile, has been working on a formula to
tackle the bête noire that is the neck area. The new CX Neck & Chest De-Aging
Cream (50ml, £44.95) uses whey protein to rebuild natural collagen and
reduce lines, and antioxidants and green tea extract to help prevent ageing.
Exclusive to Harrods. Available from Cosmetics and Beauty Apothecary,
Ground Floor; and harrods.com
THE ESSENCE OF ITALY
Classic, crisp Colonia by Acqua di Parma has been
intensified in the new Essenza. Citrus and neroli top
notes work with a heart of rose, lily and jasmine, and
a base of patchouli, vetiver, musk and amber.
Exclusive to Harrods. 100ml, £74. Available from
Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
PRINCESS OF PERSIA
Such is the allure of Roger & Gallet’s beautifully packaged products,
they transform the most humdrum of dressing tables into one fit for
a Parisian boudoir. And what’s on the inside is equally seductive, as
the latest fragrance demonstrates. Amande Persane is inspired by
the heady bouquet of a Persian garden, with a heart of bitter almond
and iris balanced by a lingering base of tonka and cedarwood, all kick-
started by top notes of mandarin and bergamot.
Exclusive to Harrods. 200ml, £39. Available from Beauty
Apothecary, Ground Floor
harrods.com
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1. Another hit scent from the Tom Ford house, Azure Lime
was dreamt up on the island of Mustique and combines
sensual florals like Tunisian neroli and violet with fresh citrus
notes of lime, orange and juniper berry. It captures the
very essence of the island, with all its tropical heat, moonlit
beaches and old-world charm, and is fabulously chic. I want
it now! Tom Ford Azure Lime eau de parfum 50ml, £115
2. You only have to look out of the window to see
Christopher Bailey’s influence on fashion. As every other girl
in the UK throws a trench over her summer separates, the
designer who crammed his catwalk with every conceivable
variation of a Burberry mac for SS10 must be congratulating
himself. A good time, then, for Bailey to launch a range of
cosmetics. Burberry Beauty is the trench coat in make-up
form. With an emphasis on natural, effortless style, these are
cosmetics for women who don’t try too hard – or at least
won’t appear to have. Burberry Beauty from £15
3. I first got interested in NuBo because of its original
approach to hi-tech skincare. The brand believes that the
most efficient way to provide anti-ageing solutions is to work
with the skin’s natural dynamic. All of NuBo’s formulations
make your skin work harder at self-maintenance, but its
latest product, Controlled Dynamic Retinol Boost, is even
smarter. NuBo has now perfected a way of time-releasing
the Retinol so that the anti-ageing benefits last longer
between applications. If you don’t see a dramatic reduction
in wrinkles, I would be really quite surprised. NuBo
Controlled Dynamic Retinol Boost 3x10ml, £125
4. Giorgio Armani’s move into haute couture five years ago
was the inspiration behind his haute couture fragrances,
also under the Armani Privé label. Every bit as lovingly put
together as his made-to-measure gowns, the latest collection
was inspired by the Arabian Nights. The 1,001 Nuits Collection
contains three perfumes, the most romantic of which is
Rose d’Arabie. It’s a sensual, rosebud-based scent that
deliciously captures the essence of the Golden Age of Islam.
Sensuality prevails. Armani Privé Rose d’Arabie 100ml, £175
5. Although I strongly believe that the ageing process is
largely determined by having the right genes, 21st-century
technology is getting ever more adept at cracking the code
to copy ‘good’ genes. After 10 years of research, Lancôme
is the latest to do so with Génifique Youth Activator. This
concentrated formula mimics a protein profile found in
young skin, which prompts the appearance of a more
youthful complexion that is smooth, plumped and radiant.
It works! Lancôme Génifique Youth Activator 75ml, £100
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The road to beef heaven is paved with good provenance, from the healthiest
calves to the greenest grass and the most meticulous care
By HAMISH SMITH/ Photographer BILL KINGSTON/ Food Stylist SEIKO HATFIELD
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The grass is always greener on the other side of the
fence. Except, of course, for Aberdeenshire cows,
which, had they the capacity for philosophical
metaphors, would surely argue the worth of their
own patch. No, the grass grazed by these privileged
bovines, in a lush and fertile corner of Britain, is
unlikely to be bettered anywhere.
“The northeast is the best beef-farming area in
Scotland,” explains Malcolm Hetherington, General
Manager of beef supplier Mathers Ltd. “And there’s no
magic to it; it’s the climate, the feed, and the minerals in
the ground and water.”
If there’s one breed that epitomises Scottish beef, it is
Aberdeen Angus. And it is on these very Aberdeenshire
pastures that the all-black, thick-set breed made its first
steps and chewed its first cud. In its various forms – both
purebreed and crossbreed – the Aberdeen Angus is
central to the company’s reputation as a supplier of
superior beef.
But good stock is only one piece of the puzzle. What
sets Mathers apart is its dedication to the whole process;
each step is done with an almost pedantic attentiveness.
The story of Mathers beef starts in the field. With three
full-time livestock buyers, Mathers doesn’t just farm
cattle. It has, in effect, a scouting network that spans a
couple of hundred of the region’s farms. ”We like to know
where our beef’s come from,” says Hetherington. “Our
procurement guys spend all day and every day out in the
field, dealing with farmers, seeing what stock is ready.”
The chosen cattle are transported a short way, to
Mathers’ abattoir in the small farming town of Inverurie,
around 20 miles inland from Aberdeen. “Transportation
is very important,” says Hetherington. “The less distance
cattle have to travel, the less stress they have, and the
better quality meat you get. If beef is not handled right,
it will not taste right.”
Of all the cattle that meet the Mathers standard
of excellence, a small number have a grander destiny
awaiting them. Those of truly exceptional quality, which
have excelled in tests of grade, weight and fat-cover, are
given the designation Mathers Black Gold by Mathers’
Master Butcher.
“Animals are just like people,” says Hetherington.
“Every one is different, and they come in all different
shapes and sizes. Some are fat, some are thin. Of every
thousand animals, probably only around 200 are sold
as Black Gold. They’re the top end of Scottish beef.”
Unlike English commercial beef, Aberdeen Angus
has naturally fat-marbled flesh. In the language of
taste, fat content translates to succulence. And, if rich,
full-bodied beef is to be achieved, then the ageing
process is also important.
For Black Gold this means no fewer than 14 days of
on-the-bone maturing in a temperature-controlled
environment. It is then that a dark ring develops around
the beef’s air-exposed edge, creating a contrast with its
otherwise deep-red flesh. And then, according to
Hetherington, “that’s when you’ve cracked it”.
But as can be the case with high-end, niche products,
Black Gold’s appeal is limited to the discerning customer.
“On the high street, people wouldn’t buy it; they would
think it was old meat. But people who know their beef
know that it has been aged,” says Hetherington.
At the forefront of any premium meat business is
traceability and, at Mathers, beef is monitored from
farm to customer. Should anyone think to ask, Mathers’
computerised tagging system can churn out information
regarding age, weight, grade and temperature – even the
very farm that the cow came from.
It is this level of meticulousness on which Mathers’
reputation has been founded. In casting an eagle eye
over every part of the process, nothing is missed and
nothing is left to chance. And it’s not just Mathers’ staff
that regulates proceedings. Full-time government meat
inspectors, vets and representatives from the Food
Standards Agency are all employed to grade, inspect and
maintain the highest standards of animal welfare.
With companies like Mathers flying the flag, Scottish
beef must figure among the world’s beef-producing elite.
And, according to Hetherington, after 42 years in the
business and something approaching that many years
as a beef connoisseur, it is consistency that is the key.
“I’ve had some really good Argentine beef, some good
Irish and some good English,” he says. “But the one thing
you don’t get from any of these guys is consistency. If you
want good beef all the time, then you come to us. We pick
the best of the best, and we can guarantee its quality.” H
Available from Food Halls, Ground Floor
Hamish Smith contributes to Restaurant
Of all the cattle that meet
the Mathers standard
of excellence, a small
number have a grander
destiny awaiting them
and are given the
designation Mathers
Black Gold
From top An Aberdeen Angus cow with her calf;
an Aberdeen Angus breeding bull
FOOD
Experience the world of
Akvinta
Wine Shop, Lower Ground Floor
From the picture-postcard stretch of coast in south
Devon, Nick and Anita Hutchings run a fish business
– Britannia of Beesands – that seems to belong to
another century. As Nick wrestles with the lobster
and crab pots at sea, or dives for scallops, Anita is
organising the swift same-day delivery on dry land, supplying farmers’
markets, food festivals and award-winning restaurants up and down
the country. With 300 years’ experience in the business, Nick’s
family passed on to him a passion for a life on the ocean wave as
well as expertise in catching seafood of the very best quality. Between
the two of them, Britannia of Beesands has been keeping the best fish
on the best tables. Britannia of Beesands scallops from £1.99 each
harrods.com
NEWS
Research recently conducted in New Zealand concluded that
manuka honey is particularly reliable for its antibacterial
properties. All Manuka Health products are % pure and,
with minimal heat or light used in its production, the honey
retains more of its methylglyoxal levels – that’s the good
bit. Tested and certified by independent laboratories,
manuka honey is purported to help heal wounds
and aid digestive health. Plus – did we mention?
– it tastes great. Manuka Health honey from £14.95
Tick all the right boxes with the total win-win gift of a basket of
fruit. Choose an Admiral Basket or a Baltasara Basket containing
orchard or exotic fruits, and add Harrods Rosé Champagne or
chocolate truffles to also appeal to a naughtier side. From £50
The peace and harmony that pervades the Ambootia
Tea Estate at the foothills of the Himalayas translates
to an extremely fine cup of tea. Snow Mist has a
distinctive flowery taste, and as such has become one
of the most coveted teas in the world. £5,000 per kg
These days, you don’t need Glyndebourne or Mr Knightley to
enjoy a little alfresco refinement. The Afternoon Tea Picnic
hamper is traditional in the sense that it comes in a neat wicker
basket and contains a selection of dainty sandwiches and
buttery scones. The avant-garde additions come in the form of
vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, mini-Whoopie Pies (you need to
know) and millionaire’s shortbread bites. Head for the nearest
stretch of grass. Afternoon Tea Picnic hamper for four, £70
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RULE BRITANNIA
SUMMER SWEETS
HEALTH BUZZ
In Season This Month
Afternoon DELIGHTS
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Scottish raspberries
Available from Food Halls, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
Sardines
Baby squid
Baby red mullet
Anchovies
Diver-caught scallops
Scottish strawberries
harrods.com
Table Manners
Previously the preserve of fashionistas, a seasonal update now features
on the crockery calendar. Welcome to the latest trends in tableware
Photographer OMER KNAZ
INDIAN INFLUENCE
Wedgwood ‘Pashmina’ charger plates £50 each, dinner plates £30 each and
dessert plates £26 each; Waterford ‘Ballet Ribbon’ white wine glasses £75 for
set of 2 and tumblers £70 for set of 2; Arthur Price ‘Kings’ dinner knife £49,
dinner fork £39, salad knife £47, lunch fork £29 and candelabra £219
INTERIORS

1 COUNTRY COTTAGE
Royal Albert ‘Rosa’ teapot £70, 21cm dessert plate £15, teacup and saucer £20,
bread and butter plate £40, 18cm dessert plate £14 and 16cm side plate £10;
Carrs ‘La Regence’ pastry fork £41.95, teaspoon £41.95 and pie server £109.50
3 ENCHANTED GARDEN
Hermès ‘Les Maisons Enchantées’ charger plate £91, dinner plate £56, dessert plate £41
and soup bowl £54, ‘Iskender’ wine glass £153 and tumbler £228, and ‘Comète’ dinner
fork £69, dinner knife £82 and tablespoon £69
2 METALLIC MIX
Haviland ‘Brandenbourg’ platinum charger plates £95 each, gold dinner plates £57
each, and gold butter plate £34, ‘Balustre’ Champagne flute £38 and wine glass £38, and
‘Perles’ dinner fork £49, dinner knife £74 and tablespoon £49
4 FINE FLORALS
Prouna ‘Iris’ charger plate £68, dinner plate £45, soup bowl £32, salad plate £27,
espresso cup and saucer £84, and mug and saucer £108; Osborne ‘Lily’ sterling silver
gold-plated dinner knife £269, dinner fork £479 and coffee spoon £221
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Solid Black Diamond, 4.00 ct White F-G/vs Diamonds
4.00 ct Black Diamonds & 18K White Gold
harrods.com
NEWS
BLUE HEAVEN
MINI CAR, MAXI STYLE
The signature luxe aesthetic that Karl Lagerfeld has evolved for Fendi’s
womenswear translates elegantly to interiors. For AW10, the theme of
mixing opulent textures brings crocodile-print headboards, velvet cushions,
monogrammed linen and fur throws to the bedroom. A more stark approach
to living rooms sees white leather modular sofas and white low-level tables
interspersed with show-stopping pieces like an ostrich grand piano cover.
Available from the newly opened World of Fendi, Third Floor
Pocket-sized petrol heads (or even full-sized ones) can now own all the technology,
craftsmanship and charm of a Morgan motorcar in miniature. Applying a century
of sports car-building expertise, Morgan has designed a limited-edition pedal car
exclusively for Harrods, to mark the store being the first to
have sold the (full-size) cars in . The handcrafted
three-wheel pedal car is lightweight aluminium,
with a tan leather interior and lashings of
English charm.
£3,500. Available
from Toy Kingdom,
Fourth Floor
LAGERFELD LUXE
While David was busy turning the
Conservative party around, Samantha
Cameron was doing the same for
Smythson. Fourteen years on and
Smythson is the go-to brand for cool
luxury accessories, with Cameron still on
board as part-time creative consultant.
After a succession of sellout pieces, the
latest collection to launch under her
tenure is Cerulean. Inspired by summer
spent on a Greek island surrounded
by the azure Aegean Sea, the
Cerulean Collection
includes diaries, a
jewellery
box, and travel
and beauty
accessories
all in baby
crocodile-
print leather.
£1,000. Available from
Gifts & Stationery, Ground Floor
Florentine luxury interiors company Baldi believes that
the idea of ‘home jewels’ can be applied to just about
anything. So when Baldi Art Director Luca Bojola was
presented with a 10kg chunk of Amazonian rock crystal,
he did not see an impenetrable piece of rock; he saw a
semiprecious bathtub. Baldi subsequently oversaw a
complicated carving operation that resulted in a perfect,
smooth interior to the tub and a rough exterior, capturing
both the natural and tamed beauty of the stone.
Available from Luxury Gift & Objet Room, Second Floor
CRYSTAL CLEAR
In fashion, 2010 has been the year of the
print, a trend that has had a ripple effect
throughout the design world. Villeroy &
Boch’s new Samarkand collection features
a delicate Eastern-inspired pattern of
mini-mosaic in a minimal, neutral-coloured
design as well as bolder pieces in orange,
turquoise and earthy colours that are more heavily
decorated for the perfectly mixed and matched table.
From £24.95. Available from Villeroy & Boch,
Second Floor
Eastern
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Australia’s scientifically researched
secret for healthy and strong skin,
hair, nails and connective tissue is
now available in the UK
Qsilica Colloidal Silica is made in Australia using only premium
ingredients selected from around the Planet.
Supplements help safeguard the diet and should not be used as a
substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle
Why is the mineral silicon so important?
Perhaps the most important role of silicon is the production of collagen, essential for
healthy and strong skin, hair and nails. Silicon also appears to play a role in calcium
absorption for healthy bone structure, teeth and connective tissue
What is Qsilica Colloidal Silica?
Qsilica Colloidal Silica contains microscopic particles of suspended silica (silicon) which
are highly dispersed and may therefore be quickly and easily absorbed by the body
How do I know Qsilica will work for me?
I started off with short, weak nails that were continuously chipping and breaking
and now my nails are so strong that I just can’t stop marvelling at them. Also,
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and firmer! I’ll continue using this product for the rest of my life
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Since taking Qsilica my hair is soft and lustrous, my skin has a more even tone
and my friends tell me I have a healthy glow. This is a truly brilliant product
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Qsilica is available in convenient capsules, liquid gel or
skin rejuvenation masque from Harrods Pharmacy 0207 225 5954
Receive a FREE Qskin Masque (valued at £19.95)
with your purchase of capsules or gel
NEWS
Optimal sound quality now comes courtesy of good
old-fashioned wood – albeit wood treated using an
intricate curing process. Grado’s state-of-the-art
headphones are handcrafted from mahogany,
which is found to significantly improve tonal sound.
The RS1i uses upgraded dynamic transducers and
the new eight-conductor cable design in an open-
air configuration. The result is smooth, controlled
and coherent sound with distinguished dynamics.
Music lovers will be in heaven.
From £999. Available from Micro Anvika, Third Floor
NATURAL Selecion
The most popular jukebox ever was launched after World War II
in a post-Art Deco style. Since then, the Wurlitzer 1015 has lost
none of its appeal and, of the 65,000 made, only 6,000 remain.
Sound Leisure has now recreated the Wurlitzer 1015 for a new
generation. Crafted the old-fashioned way – each one takes
44.5 hours to produce – the new 1015 has all the credentials to
meet digital music requirements. There’s an 80-CD mechanism,
an iPod dock, remote control and a 300-watt stereo amplifier
with attachments for up to six speakers. Add to that the
ever-changing light display, complete with dancing bubbles,
and you won’t ever need to go out again.
From £6,499. Available from Sound & Vision, Third Floor
News junkies, sports fans and
entertainment addicts will be able to
multitask from app to app without
missing a trick on the HTC Desire phone.
The 3.7-inch display has intense brilliance,
sharp contrast and true colours, while the
HTC Sense widgets allow for full personalisation
of the home screen. Plus the new People widget
lets you bring any group to the surface for easy calling,
messaging, emailing or social networking. HTC calls it a
blazing-fast processor and, while we can’t disagree, it’s the
cute little touches – the Leap thumbnail view and the polite
ringer volume – that make it feel like a real design rethink.
Receive a complimentary phone with a 24-month contract
(at £30 per month). Available from Vodafone, Third Floor
y’S DESIRE
Once you have got over the ASUS Eee PC
Seashell’s 10.1” frameless display and
ergonomic keyboard, then you can admire
Karim Rashid’s sensual take on design, with
an organic Digi-Wave chassis that is as
robust as it is stylish. The power-
saving Intel Atom N450 CPU
(which works in tandem
with the ASUS’ Super
Hybrid Engine
energy-management
technology) delivers six hours of battery life; and Express Gate, which
boots up in seconds, offers near-instant access to the Internet. The
notebook comes with two batteries for extra power on the move; and
you can choose from a glossy hot pink or matte chocolate finish.
Either one is a demonstration of sophistication and intelligence.
From £349. Available from Micro Anvika, Third Floor
Hot Chocolate
harrods.com
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both of which feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors reaching Turbo Boost speeds of
up to 3.33GHz. That means that processor-intensive applications like Aperture 3 or Final
Cut Pro get an extra performance boost. Plus there are new-generation graphics and
a built-in battery life of up to 10 hours. Perfection perfected.
From £999. Available from Micro Anvika, Third Floor
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The growing trend for grand adventures has been met
with enthusiasm by the travel industry. The result?
A fusion of adrenaline-pumping excitement and pure
indulgent pleasure. By JULIAN ALLASON
ADVENTURES
IN PARADISE
‘Lunch Adventure at Peats Bite’ it says on the
itinerary prepared by the concierge of Sydney’s
legendary Observatory Hotel. Brushing aside visions
of crocodile soufflé, we take a cab down to Rose Bay.
There, bobbing in the mid-morning sunshine, is a
flotilla of seaplanes. We clamber aboard with
sharpened curiosity. As the plane climbs over Sydney
Harbour Bridge, Jeff – a pilot of the Indiana Jones
school of aviation – sets course for the 20-minute
flight up the coast of New South Wales. Splashdown
on the wide estuary of the Hawkesbury River adds
the 60-knot exhilaration of powerboat racing to the
mystery. Gunning the engines, Jeff steers towards a
pontoon marked Peats Bite, the sole means of access
to our culinary destination. If there is a more stylish
way to arrive at the restaurant at the end of the
universe, one would be glad to know of it.
Australia’s east coast has a strong claim to the
invention of civilised adventure travel. Outback trekking
was pioneered in Queensland just to the north of our
present coordinates. Coral diving over the Great Barrier
Reef soon followed; and today a stylish jumping-off point
is a secluded pavilion with its own plunge pool at Qualia,
part of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. For those on
a tight timetable, an intriguing alternative is heli-diving;
just landing on a tethered raft rocking in the waves above
the reef is an adventure all of its own. No coincidence,
then, that wherever one travels in the Far East, the best
expedition wranglers are Australian. “It’s in the blood,
mate,” grins Jeff as he races the plane back up the river
low enough to admire the bikinis on Bondi.
Even here, the beach bunnies are no longer content to
soak up the rays, and a fusion of marine and aeronautical
technology is creating a spectrum of new adventure
activities. Here humans can – and do – fly without
mechanical propulsion using variations on kiteboards.
Indeed, this is one of the threads running through what
the leisure industry, with characteristic modesty, is starting
to call ‘Superpower Adventure’: paragliding, zip-lining,
ballooning, even space travel. It’s all about the conquest of
gravity. What’s remarkable is how little of this was readily
available a generation ago. Fortunately, Bondi fitness
levels are not required for all adventure action, though
some of what follows cannot be recommended to those
recovering from physical injury – or suffering from vertigo.
So recent is the, er, sea change in holiday habits that
the growing taste for adventure spotted early by luxury
tour operator Abercrombie & Kent was only bolstered
by solid evidence when they recorded significant growth
in their bespoke and adventure travel divisions in
comparison to fly-and-flop beach holidays. With many
high achievers being younger and more active than in the
past, the sky, sea and mountains are the limits; some are
even booking sub-orbital space flights. In the financial
world, a competitive element is also creeping in, with
ever more adventurous expeditions being considered –
some of these even involve the whole family. In Africa and
India, travel operators are having to cater for quite young
children coming on safari, as well as teenagers bonding
with parents in extreme adventure activities like canyoning.
Even cruise-ship operators have had to adapt: a recent
Silversea cruise from Stockholm to the Arctic Circle saw
my son and I opting for a powerboat excursion through
the Örnsköldsvik archipelago at speeds of up to 50 knots
that kept us out of the water for almost all of the time.

Our port of call was Luleå, gateway to Lapland and
home of the Sámi, Europe’s last truly nomadic people.
The life of Sámi reindeer herder Lars Eriksson and his
family has altered little in centuries, although they now
have a mobile phone with which to maintain occasional
contact during the spring and autumn migrations. When
I enquire how many reindeer he owns, my interpreter
refuses to translate: “Imagine if he had asked how much
money you have in the bank,” she scolds. Deftly flicking
a looped pole, Eriksson catches a fawn, wrestling it to
the ground to mark its ear. Then we’re off through the
Årstidsfolket forest to the lake and a traditional cabin
constructed from timber and skins in the manner of
a tepee. Here, one can pass a few days fishing in
surroundings of utter tranquillity. As autumn advances,
it is possible to join the Sámi on their migration to winter
pastures, dogsledding with the reindeer herds. How long
such authentic expeditions will be possible under the
eerie northern lights is uncertain.
Not everyone will want to eschew luxury entirely,
though, which raises the question of the most exciting
adventure with the guarantee of recovery. For me, there
is one clear answer: Pedra Bonita, a mountain 1,700 feet
above Rio. On Pedra Bonita, hang-gliding instructor Paulo
Celani is harnessing me into a hang glider built for two
as he explains how to control it by shifting one’s weight.
And then we run off the edge of the mountain. For a
heart-stopping moment the glider sinks, and then,
catching an updraught, begins to soar over the favelas
and high-rises of São Conrado. For 15 minutes I know
what it is to fly like a bird – albeit one that has just
invalidated its travel insurance.
Perhaps surprisingly, some of Europe’s stateliest
grand hotels have smelled the espresso and are actively
promoting adventure as a means of luring a younger
clientele. Nowhere more so than in the Swiss alpine resort
of St Moritz, long the venue of hijinks on the part of the
European aristocracy. Badrutt’s Palace hotel has always
catered for winter guests competing on the high-octane
Cresta and Bob toboggan runs. For the summer season,
the hotel is now collaborating with activity specialists The
St Moritz Experience to offer exciting mountain and lake
activities like whitewater rafting and canyoning. The latter
involves scrambling down mountain torrents, sliding over
waterfalls and rappelling over treacherous rapids. Bruises
apart, the adrenaline cocktail serves as perfect preparation
for the resort’s notorious nightlife.
Action activity attempted from a base of supreme
comfort is one thing; but sometimes the whole trip may
constitute an adventure. Cappadocia in central Turkey is
a mysterious landscape eroded by wind and sand into
limestone spires rising high into a cobalt sky. Some of
these ‘fairy chimneys’ were hollowed out centuries ago
to conceal multi-storey houses and churches. Even the
hotels occupy caves; some, like Yunak Evleri in the
ancient village of Ürgüp, are surprisingly luxurious. The
most satisfying – and exciting – way to explore this
dramatic terrain is by hot-air balloon. After a dawn ascent
from Göreme, the balloon floats serenely on the air
currents over mountains and through the canyons. “It’s
like ballooning on the moon,” confesses our pilot. Below,
the ground team – who have tracked us in four-wheel
drives – are opening a bottle of Champagne for our
breakfast. Flying first class was never quite like this.
If Cappadocia ranks high with connoisseurs of
adventure travel, there is still debate as to the ultimate
destination. Ruling out the more arduous expeditions, the
chief contender must surely be the White Desert. For many
of us, the Antarctic occupies a special place somewhere
between the dreams of childhood and a deep longing for
solitude. To access it in style, the departure point is Cape
Town – perhaps the chic Cape Grace Hotel on the vibrant
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. A recent itinerary planned by
Abercrombie & Kent included a private jet to a destination
officially registered as ‘Unknown International Airport’.
Once aboard, the five-and-a-half-hour night flight passes
into permanent day as the aircraft crosses the Antarctic
Circle over a sea of icebergs.
From the ice runway, guests are transferred to the
unique Whichaway camp, perched atop a 200-foot icefall.
The five two-person tents are heated and spacious, and
the views spectacular. The living area of the camp
comprises two large dome tents fusing traditional
materials with cutting-edge technology – the entire camp
is powered by wind and solar energy – and houses a dining
room, library, kitchen and communications area. There is
even a shower room and sauna. From here, excursions
include gentle treks to explore ice caves and the massive
ice disturbances on the coast, or a flight to the immense
Emperor Penguin colony of Ekström Ice Shelf, where more
than 6,000 birds leave the open water and waddle through
the surreal ice formations on the frozen sea. Chilly,
perhaps, but as adventures go, not easily surpassed. H
For more information, please call 0845 618 2118, visit
Abercrombie & Kent Private Travel on Harrods Lower
Ground Floor; or email ptharrods@abercrombiekent.co.uk
Julian Allason writes about luxury and adventure travel
for the Financial Times and leading monthly magazines
Previous page, clockwise from top A seaplane
flies over Sydney Harbour; the Whitsundays,
off Queensland, Australia; coral diving over the
Great Barrier Reef; the plunge pool at Qualia on
Hamilton Island
This page, clockwise from top left Dogsledding in
Lapland; Badrutt’s Palace hotel in St Moritz;
hang-gliding over Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro;
ballooning over Cappadocia in Turkey
After a dawn ascent by
hot-air balloon, we float
serenely over mountains
and through canyons.
Below, the ground team
are opening Champagne
for our breakfast
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Nestled between azure sea, white sand and a lush pine forest,
Sardinia’s Forte Village doesn’t have to work very hard to attract
visitors. And yet 12 consecutive years as winner of the World’s Leading
Resort at the World Travel Awards is testament to the fact that Forte
Village never rests on its laurels. The eight luxury hotels and 44 suites
that make up the resort are set in 55 acres of pine forest and
subtropical gardens, and between them have 21 restaurants, a
shopping piazza, a nightclub and a children’s village, leaving adults
time to enjoy the spa. Add a dollop of genuine Italian hospitality and
charm, and it could be mistaken for nirvana.
Harrods Magazine readers will receive complimentary entrance
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With a combination of over 30 herbs and spices,
Galliano L’Autentico liqueur is most famous for
its role in a Harvey Wallbanger. Mix it up for
summer in the following fresh, citrusy cocktails.
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10ml Galliano L’Autentico
50ml gin
20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
5ml sugar syrup
Mix all ingredients and pour
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Top up with soda. Garnish with
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15ml Galliano L’Autentico
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Pour tequila and orange juice into a
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Available from Wine Shop,
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GALLIANO COCKTAILS
Ever spend a night in a hotel bed and fantasise about smuggling
it out in your luggage? You’re not alone. Liza Minnelli and Emma
Thompson are among stars who, after a night at the Savoy, decided
that, from that point on, no other bed would do and insisted on
buying the very same one they’d slept in during their stay.
Handcrafted by Savoir Beds, the ‘Savoy’ takes over hours to
construct, uses all-natural materials, and can be made to order to
any specification. No wonder it’s the choice of Oprah, Kylie, Elton…
Price on application. Available from the newly opened Savoir Beds
Studio, Third Floor
As entrenched as menswear is in classical correctness,
over the last few seasons a few design mavericks
have been gently encouraging a little sartorial
frivolity by deliberately mismatching fashion’s
established aesthetics to create a new
informal style of formality. Frida Giannini
is breaking all the traditional rules by
combining Gucci’s well-known leather
craftsmanship with technically advanced
fabrics and styling. Gucci Viaggio suits the
seasoned traveller who requires luggage
that is sophisticated in terms of both style
and practicality. It’s effortlessly chic
baggage for effortlessly chic men.
£1,190. Exclusive to Harrods. Available
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Buon VIAGGIO
Striking the perfect balance between a classic country
house and a contemporary relaxing experience is the
Spa at Lucknam Park, on the outskirts of Bath. Set in
a magical and remote 500-acre woodland estate, the
Lucknam Park Hotel is home to one of the UK’s best spas,
with nine treatment rooms and an outdoor hydrotherapy
pool among its facilities. And, if all of that isn’t tempting
enough, there’s also a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Lucknam Park is offering Harrods Magazine readers
a midweek spa package including, from just £385 per
night per room: full English breakfast, dinner for two
in The Brasserie, two one-hour spa treatments, and
an exclusive gift. Minimum two-night stay applies.
Please call 01225 742777 for bookings.
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This stunning penthouse, with fabulous views from a
beautiful terrace that overlooks Hyde Park, is located in a
luxury apartment building on Park Lane. Furnished to a very
high specification, this open-plan property boasts integrated
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“Fabric is part of our DNA,” explains
Gildo Zegna, CEO of the menswear
brand established by his grandfather in
1910. Arguably more than part, fabric is
Zegna’s DNA. Since Ermenegildo Zegna
started out, the house has nurtured its
own material, from selecting the sheep
for its wool right through to weaving
the fabric in-house by way of patented
technological advancements. In honour
of this tradition-meets-innovation ethos,
Gildo Zegna is marking the brand’s
centenary by relaunching the first fabric
woven by Ermenegildo in 1910. While the
original fabric weighed 500g per metre,
Zegna’s advances in fabric technology
mean the new version – Fabric Number
One – is a superfine wool that weighs
just 270g. But fabric alone does not a
birthday present make, so Zegna and
Girard-Perregaux have collaborated on
the Centennial watch; a partnership with
OMAS has resulted in the Centennial
pen; and a pair of Zegna cuff links
completes the set. The cherry on top
of the birthday cake? The chance to
own 20 lengths of Zegna’s award-
winning and limited-production Vallus
Aureum fine wool fabric.
Ermenegildo Zegna Centennial watch
£21,000, fountain pen £5,100 and
cuff links £3,400. Made-to-measure
suit from £14,500. Available from
Men’s Tailoring, Ground Floor
With the world’s
finest suiting fabrics
and a clever made-
to-measure tailoring
service, together with
a fountain pen, cuff
links and a Girard-
Perregaux timepiece,
Ermenegildo Zegna
has a gentleman’s
wardrobe all sewn up
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