Monday, June 28, 2010

Timeless Dior


with fellow Vancouver bloggers Nicole and Olivia


[Photo courtesy of Holt Renfrew]

Last Thursday, I attended Holt Renfrew's presentation of Dior timepieces with special guest Bernadette Morra from FASHION Magazine. It was an eventful afternoon featuring a speech by Bernadette and a display of exclusive and limited edition Dior fine watches. The timepiece that stole the show was the Dior Christal Passage n° 2 with diamonds and mandarin garnets, a $260,000 couture watch that John Galliano had designed to match an haute couture runway look.

Bernadette Morra is not only a top fashion journalist and the acting editor-in-chief of FASHION Magazine, she is also a fine watch collector and the creator of Firstwaternews.com, an online magazine covering the finest in watches and jewellery. Her busy schedule may include globetrotting for the latest fashion inspiration and visits to Grasse where fresh rose petals are concocted into the famous Chanel No.5, but she always makes time for fine watches. Bernadette’s speech evinced the deep appreciation she has for John Galliano and Christian Dior, while her smile and the sparkle in her eye conveyed a passion for fine timepieces. From our conversation, it seemed that she was not particularly one to chase the dernier cri in watch design but one to truly appreciate the fine craftsmanship and timelessness of exclusive watches. It was a pleasure to speak with her and I hope you’ll enjoy the interview as much as I did.



The Interview...
with Bernadette Morra

Carolina: I understand that you are a watch collector. What is your favorite piece from your collection?

Bernadette: It would have to be my Cartier Panthere, in gold, with a diamond bezel. I’ve had it for 3 to 4 years, and still get a thrill when I see it on my wrist. I think “wow” every time I look at it.


Carolina: Vintage or New?

Bernadette: That’s tough, as I love both. However, you have to be very careful buying a vintage watch. You can’t tell the condition of the internal movements, or if there are any replaced parts. It’s hard to be 100% confident in buying a vintage watch unless you take it in to be checked. But with purchasing new from a reputable brand, such as Dior, you always know what you’re getting.


Carolina: What was your first Dior purchase?

Bernadette: I think it was a J’adore Dior t-shirt. They’re so much fun!


Carolina: On a similar note, what’s your favourite Dior piece?

Bernadette: My favourite piece is a beautifully shaped black jacket with a fox collar and hourglass cut. I purchased this from a resale shop in Monaco called Le Dressing, which must be one of my most loved designer resale shops in the world. Many French women only wear their clothes for one season, so this shop always has a new and amazing selection every time I visit.

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43 comments:

Emilie said...

Great interview ;)
x

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How fun! That watch is to die for!

Couture said...

You're so lucky to go to all these great events! I really enjoyed the interview!

janettaylor said...

Great interview. I love her Hermes. Gorgeous color!

lisa said...

Fantastic post! The accompanying photos are lovely and I can tell you put a lot of time and care into perfecting your recap of the event--you captured the atmosphere and important details very effectively. I also enjoyed the Q&A with Bernadette Morra; I had no idea she was a watch collector!

Beautygirl24 said...

How fabulous! I completely envy your work!

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FashionJazz said...

Fantastic interview hun!! Hope you are well! xxx

Melissa said...

Aw I love it! You look gorgeous as usual!
xo
Melissa

alina said...

i enjoyed the interview :)

Dexter said...

Wow, you attend quite a lot of interesting events lately. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

dinah said...

you're line of work is enviable:)you get to meet & interview a lot of interesting people out there.

nicole said...

Great post Carolina! Your photos turned out well :) I love how that last photo of you interviewing Bernadette has a stunning pop of colour from her lovely Hermes bag. The interview was a lot of fun!

Trang said...

I have followed your blog for a while and got lots of inspiration :)

Susan said...

gorgeous interview & giveaway- and I am a follower of course :)
xoxo

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love Dior makeup! :)

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Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

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Marz said...

I've been following your blog always! :)
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Leah said...

Lovely interview. And I love the color palette of your make-up giveaway. I've been following your blog. xoxo

mandyz said...

Oh what a fabulous event. Thanks for having this giveaway =)

Christina said...

Thanks for the comment! This is an awesome giveaway! - Christina

incessantdieter said...

What a great interview.

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Carrie said...

beautiful watch

xo,
carrie

the ever lovable said...

Thank you for sharing your gift :)
Michelle

Iris said...

Oh I looooove Dior eyeshadow, they have such great pigmentation and staying power!

xoxo
Iris

The Savvy Frugalista said...

The watch is gorgeous!

Lianna

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Gimme something for the pain said...

Love your posts and this Dior eyeshadow as well!! Fingers crossed...
XX FABI.DENES

Birgitte said...

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The Owl's Closet said...

looks like a great event! thanks for sharing the interview with us. ooo count me in!

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cherie said...

such a lovely timepiece and you look great in the event too :) hope to win the Dior giveaway!

Carissa said...

yes. dior is timeless :D

style-haus said...

great job on the interview! the dior watch is stunning *sigh*

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sharonlei said...

What a fabulous event.. great interview Carolina. :) That watch is magnificent!!

xx Love & Aloha

LyddieGal said...

Sounds like a fabulous event! Love the interview, I can't get over the idea of wearing something for one season and then being done with it, haha.


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alyssa said...

i am at the moment- GREEN with envy! first your YSLs then this Hermes! uh that purple color is amazing! i need something fabulous in that to die for color!
xx. alyssa

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Prutha said...

hey..thats brilliant!! love the interview and congrats on ur visit to the event...it must have been super exciting

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