Style Sheet: Sizzling Chic for Monaco’s Grand Prix
Packing for Monaco is a favourite of ours – the destination provides so many opportunities to showcase our style stripes, but holds a challenge as we mix old-world glamour with new-world sophistication.
We’ve taken our cues from several New York-based designers, who are influenced by both their cultural roots or have brought with them elements and influences from the cities in which they received their training in high fashion, alongside the likes of Elie Saab, Tagliatore and Gucci.
Enjoy mixing and matching from this eclectic mix of designers, and bring some international flavor to Monaco: this Style Sheet has influences from Mumbai, Venezuela, Paris, Lebanon, Italy and more to help you fill your suitcase with style.
It’s as though Naeem Khan has a crystal ball (and probably a very beautiful, sparkling one…) and has created two versions of this sequinned knock-out that will suit the multitude of social events on your Monaco calendar. The graceful, floor-sweeping conversation piece has a timeless and clean silhouette. Keep hair styling, make up and accessories to a minimum: a statement ring and earrings combined with a scarlet lip and cat-eye liner will work wonders.
This gown’s shorter, sexier sister is versatile and packs the va-va-voom factor. This piece remains classy with wrist-length sleeves, but turns up the heat with a thigh-skimming hemline. Change up your look by adding a pop of color with some killer heels, or stick to the classics and don a nude pair of pumps to lengthen the leg. This is the perfect ensemble for dinner at the lavish Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse at Hotel de Paris.
The High-Low Bustier Gown is still hot from the Carolina Herrera New York Spring 2017 runway, and is the star of the designer’s Spring campaign.
This denim gown is a stand-out piece, daring to mix casual elements with couture style cuts. It has all the modernity of a casual dress and the glamour of a ball gown. Teamed with a pair of flats (a pair of Jimmy Choo’s sparkling Globe Flat spring to mind) this dress provides the wearer with a runway-fresh look that is comfortable and chic.
We adore Elie Saab’s bold creations, and this tuxedo with a twist has arrived just in time for the Monaco Grand Prix. Featuring a slimming wide leg and high waist, this fitted tuxedo is styled with satin lapels and the classic tuxedo stripe on the outer leg, creating the illusion of seamlessness – and legs that go on, and on, and on.
This is a classic piece that should be considered an investment in your wardrobe. It brings a sophisticated air to high-energy dinners, or teamed with the right casual t-shirt or tank top will ensure you’re the best dressed at more low-key affairs like an organic pre-party dinner at Elsa.
The Heidi Dress from MILLY’s Spring 2017 Collection is an exclusive that should be snapped up immediately. A twist on the classic shirt-dress, this strapless number is fashioned from Spanish cotton stretch poplin, and made in New York – home of the designer.
A beautifully casual dress with a a fresh color scheme, this is a piece that should be worn for breakfasting or sipping an espresso during a boutique shopping break. Keep the accessories to a minimum, and opt for some flats: Louis Vuitton’s Amazonia sandal would be an excellent choice.
The pink gold and steel bracelet winding seductively down your arm is crowned with the Bulgari Serpentine watch face, complete with brilliant cut diamonds. Was there any timepiece before this one? A surefire conversation piece, this Bulgari showstopper is perfect for the Monaco social scene and you can flaunt it at the legendary Jimmy’z.
Preppy is back – and it’s an easy look to adopt for the season. Patterned blazers and trousers from Etro don’t compromise on cut or quality. Cut from pure cotton, these jackets are perfect for summer’s arrival into Monaco. The intricate patterns add originality and movement to your look.
For the more fashion-focused gentleman, a patterned shirt buttoned to the top will perfect your hipster look. The more subtle man will team Etro’s blazers with a crisp white shirt, or a more casual polo.
The stylistic brilliance of Tagliatore’s clothing for gentlemen is to be applauded. Each suit is designed, cut and sewn in Italy, bringing with it the exceptional quality for which Italian artisans are known. Edgy and stylish combinations leave no space for a lack of confidence: a gentleman wearing Tagliatore is the best dressed man in the room.
The clean whites, rich creams and strong blues embrace and reflect the chic Mediterranean surroundings – a nod to the gorgeous seaside setting.
Gucci’s pre-fall collection is a bold throwback that has been embraced by the glitterati across the globe. A cheeky take on the preppy look, we love the strong colored blazers with trim on the lapels and pockets. Gucci tailoring is second to none – the classic cuts have not been compromised on. Shrug some Gucci on for laid-back events where the dress code calls for casual chic such as catching the track action at the Amber Lounge.
It’s safe to say that anything designed in New York and handmade in Italy is going to be a style smash-hit, and the Leonard Mask frame from Illesteva is nothing less. Available in a variety of bright and classic colors, these sunglasses are fashion forward and sleek.