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FESTIVE RUM COCKTAILS AT JIMMY CHOO MEN LONDON | AN EVENING WITH CELEBRATED BRITISH CHEF MARK HIX

WE ENJOYED SUMPTUOUS CANAPES & COCKTAILS BY RON ZACAPA AT THE JIMMY CHOO MEN'S EVENT IN MAYFAIR

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It was a delightful evening one cold December but the party atmosphere was very inviting in the warmth as we tried out Festive Rum Cocktails with Celebrated Chef Mark Hix and.Jimmy Choo Men. The event was busy as one would expect during the Christmas Party season as I got to admire these exquisite shoes in the beautiful Dover Street boutique. I have always been curious how luxury shoes are made and the fine craftsmanship that goes into creating each style.

It was a pleasure to see the collection showcased at the event in an intimate setting which I’m keen to covet a new pair of Designer shoes for my Christmas Wish-list. Just a hint there for anyone wondering what to get for my birthday this month and Christmas present. I’ve always received two present’s with my birthday and Christmas being so close together but a pair of Jimmy Choo’s would be amazing don’t you think. But then again knowing me one pair may not be enough as I do love brand new shoes.

When’s it’s time to indulge in new shoes for that all important special occasion Jimmy Choo would be my first choice and I always say have a statement pair of shoes as you never know when that all important event may come up at short notice. With dressing request to the Star’s and Influencers Jimmy Choo shoes are the ideal companion for the Red Carpet without fail as the quality is so well made as the go to for luxury footwear and accessories every man should own to invest in.

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

It sure is worth the price tag, classic and they look amazing to wear from dressy in between to smart casual there is a style to suit all to make room in every discerning man’s contemporary wardrobe. So don’t be the last one to look sharp at the Christmas Party – be sure to always look exceptionally glamorous no matter the circumstances because trust me it’s worth it. While I had a chance to browse these amazing shoe styles I also got to enjoy some sumptuous Festive Rum Cocktails from classic favourites such as an ‘Old Fashioned’ to Negroni made with the finest spirits by Zacapa Rum was a great to try out and savour in good company. The twist on a classic rum cocktail recipe included a Negroni Spritz which was very Italian and one of my new go cocktails to add to my list to order at the bar. Why not have a go yourself try mix up one the cocktail recipes from the comfort of you’re own home in style come Christmas Day.

With Award’s Season just around the corner and fashion week it’s never too early to start thinking about it so it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead for upcoming event’s so don’t forget get to put an alert on your smart phone with so many shoe styles to choose from it must be you’re lucky day to spoil and indulge yourself.

Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Jimmy Choo London and Mark Hix for hosting an elegant Festive Cocktail Party. As always all opinions will be my own and I only choose to review brands I would use myself to provide honest feedback on products I love to wear.

WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE BEING A BLOGGER IN PARIS | A DAY IN THE LIFE AT COUTURE FASHION WEEK

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Paris is the original birth place of the Haute Couture Houses from Dior, Vionet to Chanel and there always seems to be an expectation of Paris to be very stylish from a Fashion point of view.

 It was such an honour to be invited personally to attend a catwalk show in Paris especially as a blogger as I was wondering if I was the only one from London and would there be anyone else I knew here to keep me company. The Paris Fashion Scene is very new to me but really impressed by the high standards and presentation of such Fashion Designer’s Rani Zakhem as he debuted his Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2018/19 collection to the International press, style influencers and celebrities.

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK

It was such an honour to be invited personally to attend a catwalk show in Paris especially as a blogger as I was wondering if I was the only one from London and would there be anyone else I knew here to keep me company. The Paris Fashion Scene is very new to me but really impressed by the high standards and presentation of such Fashion Designer’s Rani Zakhem as he debuted his Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2018/19 collection to the International press, style influencers and celebrities. As soon as I arrived I just couldn’t wait to explore the city on foot and be immersed in a city full of culture and intrigue.

paris fashion week bloggers

paris fashion week bloggers

 In Paris the fashion show production efforts made is just on another level with all the fine details, polished floors to the beautiful grade II listed buildings set the standard very high during fashion week here.

paris fashion week bloggers

Atelier Rani Zakhem is a Couturier Fashion Designer based in Lebanon but has showcased his work in the fashion capitals such as London, Rome and most notably Paris for his collections each season.

Even during the shows the Press Team from the French PR Agency have usher’s that walk you over to your assigned seat which is great hospitality. But in London this rarely even happens as you have to navigate your seat on your own and a tight squeeze for space so it’s always good to give yourself plenty of time before the shows.For me it was very special to see it up close as sometimes it can take up to two years to produce a new collection for some Couture Houses is a known fact.

paris fashion week bloggers

paris fashion week bloggers

paris fashion week bloggers

 Zakhem returns this season with a vibrant and sparkling tribute to the combating and combative woman, Amazone of all jungles and Glamazonian, seductive when like a warrior goddess, she appears in her crystal armour.

paris fashion week bloggers

paris fashion week bloggers
A look on the Runway during the Rani Zakhem show

Signature Pieces in the Collection


My favourite looks that came down the Runway included a piece in the collection such as the black spencer jacket with red black and gold crystals in clusters on an incendiary sheath or on the sleeves looked very classic.

Themes for this collection explore the poetry of an imaginary jungle where Rani Zakhem envisions his muse as the glamazone and delicate guardian of a paradise.

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Photography Nadia Rashid

In celebration of this nature there was a feeling of dark romance that had a spellbinding effect in a crinoline creation, fluttering black tulle with scattering of crystals evoking a spider in its precious cobweb.

What I admired about the collection most is that it represents women who appear, strong, but sensual where authority appertains to her and lives in her evidently with elegance. Subtle references from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and Azzedine Alaia punctuate the couture vocabulary of Rani Zakhem, between a Saharienne detail, a draped moulage, the powerful minimalism of a white dress enhanced by a slight ornament to create a dream worthy wedding dress. Apparently couture fashion week is where all the wedding dress trends are born to embody each season by a new muse of the moment.

If you ever have the chance to attend Fashion Week in Paris I highly recommend it as it’s a place of culture and the centre of fashion where all the latest ground breaking trends happen.

Have you ever attended Fashion Week in Paris – would love to hear your own experiences. Remember to follow along with The Joey Journal’ on Instagram the_joey_journal

GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS WITH THE RIGHT SHOE | LOUIS LEEMAN DESIGN FINE ITALIAN MEN’S FOOTWEAR

MAKE SIGNATURE SLIP-ONS A MUST HAVE FOR YOUR OCCASION PARTY ATTIRE

Louis Leeman Design time incorporated hand-made Italian Shoes

A New Year means New Collection and New Look. Come and discover the latest Louis Leeman Design Autumn Winter 2016 men’s footwear.

I joined the Louis Leeman Team to celebrate the holiday season range in style during their private preview in London’s Cafe Royale Hotel during London Fashion Week.

Louis Leeman Design

Louis Leeman Design is most acclaimed for their time incorporated hand-made Italian Shoes founded by Creative Director Duo’s Louis Leeman and Erica Pesolini.

This season it was all about luxury and excess if you admire beautifully handmade footwear and appreciate fine Italian craftsmanship this would be it.

“Snow is falling at Louis Leeman Design”

These shoes just happen appear to be most coveted by A-list Celebrity fans alike. I did spy a few Tuxedo shoe options for that all important occasion on my wish list from iconic patent, timeless woven silk, interlaced satin slippers and quilted loafer with tassels were my most favourite.

I arrived at the Louis Leeman Design presentation at the Cafe Royal Hotel as I made my way upstairs to the Pompadour Room to find it had been transformed into a winter Wonderland fantasy that mimicked a Stanley Kubric film or Narnia.

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Details from Louis Leeman Fall Winter 2016 Presentation.


Slipons are a good idea’ for every season


The footwear collection had some unique individual pieces that were elegantly enchanting to create the feeling of snow or frost adorning the shoes, plus metal detailing and detailed embellishments.

Louis Leeman Design

Louis Leeman Design

Loius Leeman Design

My personal favourite were the Tolstoy themed pair of shoes with gold frogging made me think of Napolian influences and a Gentlemen’s Alpine members club to set the scene of elegance and intimacy. Expect high end, fine craftsmanship and red carpet glamour from the design duo Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini in seasons to come.

Editorial Disclaimer: A huge thank you to Louis Leeman Design for hosting me for the Press Preview during London Fashion Week. As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally use or would wear myself for accurate feedback.