Thursday, 27 May 2010

ellis+louca interiors showroom opens in Clerkenwell

ellis+louca interiors, who have a new showroom in London, is the latest venture from the internationally-renowned florist, Kally Ellis, of McQueens. Working with London-based interior designer Loucas Louca, ellis+louca draws from all manner of sources and inspiration to bring designed pieces to the home, office and garden. They have sourced furniture, fabric, ceramics, toys, stationery, glassware, crockery, books and gifts, with the collection to be expanded and adapted on a regular basis. The products selected highlight British home-grown talent, as well as more established designers, and aim to enhance the home and work environment. ellis+louca can be found at the former McQueens shop in St John’s Street, London EC1, which has been transformed into a contemporary space and houses an in-house interior design service also available to customers.

L'Oréal collaborates with illustrator for upcoming awards

The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy team is collaborating with illustrator Nuno Da Costa for the upcoming L’Oréal Professionel Colour Trophy Grand Final 2010 ceremony. This is the longest running and most prestigious annual hairdressing competition in the UK dedicated to hair inspired by fashion. As part of the overall prize, each of the winners of The L’Oréal Professional Colour Trophy, Men’s Image Award, Young Colourist and Mizani Afro Catwalk award will receive an illustration exclusively drawn by Nuno Da Costa capturing their winning model look. The 2010 winners will be announced on 28 June at the Grosvenor House Ballroom, London. opens new private salon and website section is opening up a private salon next Tuesday (1 June) in the area of Connaught Village in London W2. To coincide with the salon is launching a new Objects d’Art section online on the same day. All pieces are individually curated and can be viewed at the showroom in London or by appointment in Paris. is a site dedicated to 20th century vintage. Inspired by the late Klaudia Mayer, an Austrian haute couture tailor whose atelier was originally founded in 1927, the company has updated Madame Mayer's heritage to the 21st century in the form of a luxury e-boutique and a salon by appointment for vintage fashion lovers, collectors, students, designers and artists.