My avid readers know how much I adore Alessandra Rich‘s designs. Her gowns are feminine and sophisticated with an edgy and ironic slant, for me my favorites on the red carpet.
After the Italian born designer had officially launched her eponymous label with her S/S 2010 collection, she has fast become a name synonymous with defined glamour loved by celebrities around the globe. She works from a showroom in London’s Mount Street, where I visited her to get her insider scoop on the British metropole, and an atelier close to Venice. In everyone of her collections, she shows her unique skill for making the elaborate fabrics of lace, ruffles and this S/S 2015 season fringes appear modern and extremely special.
Your favourite city?
LONDON. It’s where I spend my best time.
Your favourite hotel?
CLARIDGE’S, because it’s a classic.
49 Brook Street, London W1K 4HR, +44 20 7629 8860
Your favourite restaurant?
SCOTT’S, I love their oysters.
20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE, +44 20 7495 7309
Your favourite bar or nightclub?
CONNAUGHT BAR. Perfect for a drink with friends.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL, +44 20 7499 7070
Your favourite sightseeing spot?
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. It‘s an intense experience.
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, +44 20 7240 1200
Your favourite park?
HYDE PARK. It’s just around the corner from my office.
+44 300 061 2000
Your favourite shop?
VIRGINIA ANTIQUES on Portland Road. This vintage and second hand clothing shop is a Pandora’s vase.
98 Portland Road, Holland Park, London W11 4LQ, +44 20 7727 9908
Your must-have accessory?
RED NAILS. I always wear Lollipop by Essie.
The best soundtrack for this destination?
Anything from LED ZEPPELIN or PINK FLOYD.
The best book to read while being on vacation there?
WALLPAPER CITY GUIDE LONDON To have smart tips about the city.
Thank you, Alessandra, for sharing your insider scoop on London with us!
Olivia Palermo in a fringed lace gown from Alessandra Rich‘s S/S 2015 collection.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © AP Images