Magnificent McQueen – Luxury Topping visits the V & A exhibition

If anyone thinks that Savage Beauty the exhibition dedicated to Alexander McQueen is ‘just a show about frocks’ they have it completely wrong. This exhibition or as I prefer to call it ‘a magical show worthy of a stage performance in theatre land’, is probably one of the best in the Victoria and Albert Museum‘s repertoire of staging block-buster shows. Back in 2013, 350,000 viewed the David Bowie exhibition at … Read more

Spring Update

Best wishes to everyone going down to MIPIM. Mischon de Reya’s party was marvellous the week before last. Tricia Topping, Luxury Topping columnist, with Dr Pippa Malmgren, bestselling writer on economics The work through Carlyle Consultants in the food sector continues to grow with Antonio Carluccio, http://www.antonio-carluccio.com/News, appearing at the IFE Event at Excel in two weeks’ time, the BBC Good Food Show and P&O Cruise later in the year. Antonio’s Food … Read more

Interview with Simon Shaw: Professional Sailor, Yacht Racing Consultant and Founder of fiftymedia

Amongst Simon Shaw’s sailing accolades are 2 World Match Racing Tour Championships, 7 Individual World & Euro Championship Win and acting Olympic Tactical Coach. He is a passionate competitor and has over 15 years of professional sailing experience. He is also Founder of fiftymedia, a social media agency with expertise in enabling businesses to understand and use social data to derive real value from their social followings. We sat down … Read more

Bremont Chronometers: New Bremont Watches cement long-term collaboration with Jaguar

Jaguar and Bremont have announced two new watch collaborations. These exciting introductions will make their global debut at the Baselworld watch show, March 2015. The two British firms are cementing their long-term partnership following an overwhelming response to the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six ‘continuation’ lightweight E-Type sports racing cars currently being built by Jaguar. These watches are both dedicated to the road-going Jaguar E-Type … Read more

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, Luxury Topping has selected the perfect gifts from some of Britain’s best luxury brands to ensure your loved ones have all that they desire at this special time of year. Berry Brothers & Rudd Le Grand Hamper from Berry Brothers & Rudd is the definition of luxury. Products included range from truffles and foie gras to Burgundy and Bordeaux wines. With a selection of … Read more

Interview with Kate Percival, Founder of Grace Belgravia

Grace Belgravia is a private members Club for women, built on a philosophy that to thrive in today’s society women need to invest in their greatest asset – their health. ‘Prevention is the medicine of the 21st century’ informs every element of the Club, from their integrated medical clinic, spa retreat, results driven gym, delicious healthy food café and eclectic events. We sat down with Founder of Grace, Kate Percival, to find out the secrets behind the … Read more

Collaboration is the way forward for Luxury Brands

Sir Martin Sorrell of the WPP Group gave us an insight into the world’s global markets where a number of large issues were having an effect on global consumers. This is alongside other worries such as the forthcoming British election hovering on the horizon. A recent report in the Financial Times comments on the effect the student protests in Hong Kong plus sanctions against wealthy Russians and the Chinese pulling … Read more

Interview with Jonathon Minoli: MD of Minoli

  Specialising in ceramic and porcelain tiles for 55 years, Minoli has supplied beautiful floor, wall and mosaic tiles to a diverse range of clients, each with very specific needs. Still run as a family business by the Minoli family, the company’s client base includes leading house builders & developers, multinational corporations, independent retailers and motor manufacturers. We sat down with Jonathon Minoli (Managing Director) to speak about the ongoing … Read more

Interview with award-winning conceptual artist Kumari Nahappan

Originally from Singapore, Kumari’s bold public monumental sculptures have been commissioned in Singapore, Malaysia, China and the Philippines. She has contributed significantly to the artistic and cultural landscape of Singapore and her artwork includes paintings, installation, sculptures mixed media and public art. She has partaken in museum shows including,’ Red Hot on the Trail of a Colour’ in Basel, Switzerland, Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and ‘Anahata’ at The Singapore Biennale 2013. … Read more

Three Fabulous Fairs

According to a very informative report by Sophia Furber in last week’s Estates Gazette (20/09/2014), the creative industries contribute £71.4 billion to Britain’s economy. Global sales of art and antiques grew by 8% to £38 billion in 2013 and London is well on the way to challenging New York’s supremacy as the capital of the art market. The property market is often the first to know about gallery openings and the same article reports that … Read more