Sonia loves this… because catching the sky in a stone is no mean feat. This season Chanel went all ice queen on us for their ready to wear collection and quite appropriately chose Northern Lights as inspiration for their jewellery. This oversized ring in Agate stone is like a little piece of heaven all for oneself, a blend of pale tones, fine grains of colour exploding from the centre reflects the colour spectacle of the wondrous Aurora light display in the ionosphere. Encased by a delicate silver trim, its magnitude is met in equal measure by the use of opulent materials, and makes the ring a captivating addition to any outfit.
Recently, film makers have taken a particular shine to fashion designers, none more so than the legendary Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel whose life has been the subject of two feature films: Coco before Chanel, and Coco & Igor Stravinsky, which is released this month. Though it is her love life that is subject to speculation in both features, it is her remarkable rise from opening a single shop on Rue Cambon to running the world most well-known fashion empire that is worthy of note. Her unique personal sense of style, advocating simple couture pieces, and in particular the knitted two-piece suit for which she became synonymous has made Chanel an institution in the fashion industry. After her death it was Karl Lagerfeld who took the reigns, succeeding in maintaining the integrity of Coco's aesthetic while each season presenting innovative, modern womenswear. This seasons collection inspired by snow and protection from the cold, Lagerfeld presented fantasy furs and silhouettes enveloped by sumptuous warmth.