LOVING LOEWE: Loewe cut the ribbon on its latest London store this week, the first new generation flagship outside Spain. On Wednesday night, guests including Giles Deacon, Bianca Jagger, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof, Andrea Dellal and Julia Restoin Roitfeld gathered with creative director Stuart Vevers for cocktails and tapas at the bijoux store on Mount Street designed by Peter Marino. The 1,300-square-foot store stocks the accessories collection only, and a trunk show of the ready-to-wear is taking place this week at the nearby Connaught hotel.
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HUSBANDS, AISLE THREE: Macy’s is a great place to shop — but not necessarily to find a husband. But that’s exactly what Santina Bowers from Pasadena, Calif., did while on vacation visiting the Macy’s Flower Show in 2009. Gazing at the flowers, she caught the eye of New York Police Department officer Moise Naolo, who was patrolling his beat. “The next thing you know they tour the sites that night, exchange e-mails, and soon enough, he’s on a plane to California,” said Elina Kazan, Macy’s vice president of media relations and cause marketing. Ultimately, on another occasion together, Naolo proposed in front of the same window where they met, but this time they had been decorated by Macy’s visual team with the words, “Santina, Will You Marry Me?”
On Sunday evening, the couple will be married inside Macy’s, in a romantic kickoff to the store’s annual flower show. They’ll tie the knot in the “Bouquet of the Day,” a giant arrangement on the main aisle, and cut the wedding cake and the toast the occasion by “The Tower of Flowers” arrangement. Macy’s is paying for the wedding; sparkling wine will be donated by Chandon; the cake was created by Martha Stewart Weddings, and the gown is by Demetrios Bridal — Macy’s Bridal Salon. The only other Macy’s wedding was in January 2000 in a window commemorating the new millennium.