Film – Handmade with Love in France

Handmade with Love in France takes you behind the scenes and into the world of four French craftsmen who create flowers, feathers, perfect pleats and hat blocks for haute couture garments for Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

Maison Lognon which has provided French couture houses with pleats since the start of the 19th Century; Maison Legeron which has created artificial flowers for generations; Eric Charles Donatien who specialises in feather art; and Lorenzo Re who has been carving hat blocks since the 1960s.

It shows the painstaking process of creating these intricate pieces, provides an insight into a world that is disappearing and efforts that houses like Chanel and Dior are making to preserve these crafts and knowledge going forward into the future. The House of Lesage, famous for its beading and embroidery, is now owned by Chanel.

The first screening is at Rialto, Auckland on February 22.

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Polo date

It’s no secret that the best place to be is a marquee at the BMW Polo Open.

The biggest catch, however, is securing entry to the marquee which is why we’re excited to bring you this news.

Orsini Fine Jewellery is hosting a marquee at this year’s event. Situated in a prime location next to the club house this marquee is a VIP ticket to the event. Champagne is served on arrival, and gourmet food by NSP (Non Solo Pizza) served throughout the day. The marquee will be furnished with luxury furnishings from DOMO and copies of the latest issue of MiNDFOOD Style.

Sarah Hutchings of Orsini Fine Jewellery is a big fan of the polo, which inspired her to be a host at this year’s event.


Tickets are limited.