A Timeless Evening

5 December 2011

shot glasses

Now everyone knows I love a good pop-up, whether it be a shop, exhibition or in this case a speakeasy type bar.  There's just something about transforming an unlikely space for a short period of time and the perfect example of this was the Cointreau PrivĂ© salon modelled on the glamorous apartment of Dita von Teese.  Unfortunately not all of my photos turned out well, but think vintage posters, antique furniture and elegant chandeliers and you'd be halfway there.  It was the perfect place to spend an evening amongst fellow bloggers Jen and Sabine (whilst also escaping the relentless British rain)!

vintage Cointreau adverts

dita von teese costume
boutique sign

making Cointreau cocktails
The Cointreau Citrus Spice cocktail

Cointreau Prive Menu

Cointreau speakeasy decor

Kristabel & Dita von Teese
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer/Cointreau
Me:  Oooh I love your dress, is it vintage?
Dita: No, it's Dolce and Gabbana...

The most important (and much boasted about) part of the evening was a quick cocktail making session with Dita Von Teese herself, plus the obligatory photo.  She looked and acted exactly as I would expect and I was mesmerised with her perfect skin and timeless style in a lacy Dolce and Gabbana dress.  By contrast I was attempting to look somewhat classic in my much loved COS shorts and scalloped hem top c/o Boohoo, though the presence of Dita diminished any elegance I'd hoped to achieve.  Despite being in total awe, she was lovely and chatted to us about her homes in Paris and LA and her love of making cocktails with fresh ingredients (something I never quite got round to during my student days).  

If you're around London for the next couple of weeks, it's worth trying to secure an evening at 215 Picadilly to check the atmosphere out for yourself, the attention to detail is incredible!  

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23 comments:

  1. You met Dita Von Teese. I hate you - sorry!

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  2. Wasn't it an amazing evening? 'twas so lovely to meet you, Kristabel. X

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  3. Look at that photo of you chilling with Dita - so jealous! looks like such a fun event!

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  4. omg you met dita von teese! looks like an amazing night. and love your scalloped top.

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  5. Sounds like an amazing evening! Can't believe you met Dita von Teese, I bet she's beautiful!
    fashion junkie
    xoxo

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  6. I am so so so jealous of all of you who got to go to this!

    Dita is just so amazing - and your photos look wonderful!

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  7. Aww wow I bet it was great meeting her! It looks like a lovely venue :) Love the scalloped hem top you're wearing! x

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  8. Love your photos K-Bel! You look so happy to be in such close proximity to Dita. Such a great eve! x

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  9. Jealoussss~!!! You looked really pretty! Even next to Dita, love the look!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  10. Very cool indeed! I'm totally jealous. :)
    ~Lesley

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  11. I died with jealousy when I saw Jen's post haha - what an amazing event though! Sounds like you had fun x

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  12. must have been lovely to meet her! and I love love love, what you're wearing :)

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  13. this is totally my style--looks like an amazing night! (and i love your exchange with dita--made me laugh!)

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  14. Love the synopsis of your conversation with Dita! Looks like it was a fun evening!

    stephaniemstyle.com

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  15. Wooow, lucky youuuu! Looks like you had a great night :)

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  16. PS: I love what you're wearing. You look so good xx

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  17. i always wanted to go to a pop up or a speak easy or both! you guys look lovely!

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  18. This is sooo cool! I'm amazed, great post as always :)

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  19. A pop-up speakeasy?? Coolest. Idea. Ever. I need to go.
    Also, you met Dita? Super jealous. I'm glad she was nice

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  20. im not even gonna tell you how jealous i am so i'll focus on other stuff, ha!
    i love your purple tights, didn't anyone else mention them!? as for dita, she really looks like a doll, as if she's been photoshopped in. im amazed that she truly looks like that, even in a 'regular' photo! im glad she was nice too, i always imagined that she would be charming, as a burlesque lady should be!

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  21. looks like such a fantastic event

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  22. You look beautiful and very elegant in your picture with Dita von Tese and in all the photos on your blog.

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