June 2012

Enchanté Martin Grant

Whilst wandering around the Marais on a sunny afternoon in Paris I visited Martin Grant in his studio. It was the most Parisian place of work, complementing his perfectly tailored, chic silhouettes and sculptured pieces.

Photos: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy.com

Martin on the move: Melbourne born but Paris based (for over 20 years) we chatted about his recent appointment of being chosen to redesign the uniforms for Qantas and one of his fav restaurants, Ferdi, in Paris where he frequents with the ultimate style icon, Lee Radziwill. Très cool!

All clothing from Martin Grant‘s most recent Fall 12 collection.


Horsing Around in France

Ok, so don’t ever take any tips from me at a racecourse (lost all my money!) but I did manage to get some great pics from the 163rd Prix de Diane Longines races in Chantilly, France.

Like a fairytale we were taken through the forest in Chantilly to the racecourse by horse & carriage.

Longines are the very appropriate official timekeepers of the Prix de Diane.

Fashions at the Longines tent.

Moi wearing: The Hatmaker‘s custom made headband, Martin Grant dress, Longines watch, vintage bracelet from Kozminsky and Prada earrings.

Longine’s announced their new ambassador Australian actor, Simon Baker, in the queue to collect his winnings!

Fellow Australians, Andrew Peacock (former Liberal Party Leader) and his wife joined the tent in Chantilly.


Let Them Eat Cake

I would never say no to a party, particularly one hosted by Longines at the Chateau de Chantilly in France! Their gala dinner set in the main hall amongst the likes of Raphaels (& the rest of the duke’s massive art collection) was of course an opportunity to dress to the nines in Gucci and practise my French (thankyou iTranslate).

Prudence Brierty, Marketing Manager Longines Australia and Moi.
(Thank you Prue for an unforgettable evening).

The grounds of the Chateau (built circa 1528) inspired Marie Antoinette’s Hameau de la reine in the Gardens of Versailles. Lucky for the gala attendees the Prince Henri d’Orleans (duc d’Aumale) put the Chateau & his art collection in his will so it would become a museum (& place to party).


Up Up & Away

My new Burberry coat was the opening look on the runway Feb 20th for AW12 Prorsum Collection and normally you would have to wait to get it instore at Burberry late July but voilà you can buy it online right now, like right now! SMR gives you click-to-buy.

Photo: Anna Brownjohn for StyleMeRomy.com

I’m trotting out the door and excited beyond belief to be heading to Chantilly (France) for the Prix de Diane Longines horse race!

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