Caroline Scheufele, copresident and artistic director of Chopard and Cie SA, had an epiphany whilst having coffee with Livia Giuggioli in 2013, whom she first met when Giuggioli’s husband, Colin Firth, won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech.” Giuggioli was working to promote eco-friendly practices in the fashion industry, and asked Scheufele where her gold came from. When Scheufele realized she couldn’t answer the question, it set her on a course to make her family maison sustainable.
The luxury brand has recently committed to using only 100 percent responsibly sourced gold in all its jewelry and watches from July 2018, one of the first luxury brands in the industry to make such a promise.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for years for customers, friends, family — and herself for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews