There aren’t many things we like more than a good breakfast here at Grazia Daily but this morning we managed to surpass our own expectations so we thought it’s only fair to share! Our brekkie companion this fine spring’s morning was none other than Loewe designer Stuart Vevers who flew over from Madrid, where the Spanish mega-brand is based, just to show us around the brand new, gem-of-a-store on London’s sought-after Mount Street.
Designed by architect Peter Marino – the only man to rock the head-to-toe leather look with such aplomb! – the store is located within a 19th century building and conceived as a gift box hiding a precious treasure inside. Stuart told us that he enjoyed working with Peter and was inspired by the references the New York architect presented him, all based around Spain, of course. The windows feature cast bronze tie knot panels, whereas the warm and rich ambience of the interior is enhanced by the choice of gold and bronze as the dominant colours; two shades which scream hot summers in Spain!
After a quick round the tiny store that’s full of the bags, scarves and soft-as-butter leather goods (Stuart informed us that all leather used in Loewe collections comes from Spain) we’ve come to expect from the 165-year-old house with a good dose of Stuart’s wit thrown in (acid prawn pink Amazona bag, anyone?), we hopped across the road to The Connaught for some coffee and eggs and a good ol’ gossip-filled chat. Guess what’s Stuart’s guilty pleasure? Grazia, of course, and he even has a copy of our lovely magazine sent weekly to him in Madrid. The man has taste, what can we say?
-- Kiki Georgiou