United Nude have created the first ever flat-pack shoe as a part of the Moon Life project, which is looking into the idea of living in space.
Moon Life speculates on the possibility that humans will live in space in the future. With this thought in mind, the project is a stimulus for artists, architects and designers to create futuristic, radical, political but humane concepts for an extreme lunar environment.
The shoe consists of carbon fibre pieces that join to the moulded insole and outsole pieces. The label's creatve director Rem D Koolhaas, who came up with the idea before being approached for the project said-
"I think it has a futurist and technical vibe to a very high extent, Its innovative flavour might reach beyond the meanings of fashion, but in many ways I guess that's what United Nude is all about."
The shoe thankfully comes with an instuction manual, they don't expect everybody to just genius the construction from out of the blue!
I don't think I have been to a party where I was literally surrounded by beautiful people as much as this one, and instead of gawping at the plethora of models and wondering why on earth I was there, I grabbed a glass (or two, or lots) of champagne and enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere with gorgeous girls Daniela, Jackie, Francis, Nadia,Maria and of course miss Charlie a la mode whos photos of me I have slipped in seamlessly alongside my own ;) also pinched one from Jackie.
A night not short of entertainment, hosted by the man Christopher Bailey himself, with Burb model Tom Guiness DJing a brilliant set to start, followed by a Burberry favourite, band Life In Film playing a live set. Littered with celebs we spotted a few hanging near our area, Eliza Doolittle, Lily Donaldson and Cara Delevingne and most excitedly Benedict Cumberbatch from the BBC tv spesh of Sherlock Holmes.
This was my outfit for the second day of the Antwerp trip, photos taken by Charlie in a boat yard next to the river.
I bought the dress day the day before from T2; an amazing cheap second hand/vintage store in Antwerp, Charle and I joked that this dress looked like a Margiela creation but it really is a cool piece and can be tied different ways, maximising my use out of it.
glass decoration hand blown by an artist bases in battersea
Julie and Larent
tuna and swordfish carpaccio
roast rump of lamb
braised icelandic cod
roasted pinapple with coconut sorbet and pistachio
nutella creme brule
vanilla, salted caramel and speculoos ice cream
the entire resturant was designed by Julie and all the decor was specially made for it
Friday evening we were invited to Cafe Luc, a gorgeous little brasserie on Marylebone High St, where we were invited to sample the selection of delectable treats from the beautifuly crafted Belgiun and French influenced menu. We were greeted into the comfortable resturant by the lovely owners Julie and Laurent, who made us feel at home the whole night.
Starting with some delicious cocktails I went for the tea infused mojito and a long island iced tea, when settling down to the table and trying to decide between all of the amazing dishes, we were urged to try the steak tartare; the best in London, and they wern't wrong, it was a simply exquisite dish and I would recommend that everyone must try it. Opting for the slightly less adventurous main, I chose the Carpentras truffle tagliatelle in a rosemary cream, and being a pasta girl; this was absolute heaven. Finishing the meal with salted caramel, vanilla and speculoos ice cream was a treat and accompanied with wonderful company and great conversation it was a night to remember.
If you are looking for a different great resturant to eat in, this is the one, from the food to the atmosphere this is a fine dining experience and highly recommended, independently run you wont find another like it, I will be back soon to try the new afternoon tea!
Thanks to Alix and Kat for organising the event and Julie and Laurent for having us.
It was lovely to see/meet you Alex, Will, Marko, Osman, Emily, thank you for your company and Charlie, my partner in crime you are always a pleasure to socialise with.