Last night, French jewelry house Mauboussin invited a small group of fashion editors to preview the completed renovations on their upper east side boutique. Hosted by chairman Alan Nemarq, the intimate gathering was the perfect opportunity to check out the five floor space, which had been revamped to look more modern, chic, and contemporary but still with a Parisian flair.
The entrance to the boutique was brightly lit by a fiber optic chandelier with red stars, which reminded me of the Mauboussin star. On the wall was a makeshift exposed brick with a mural of a Parisian beauty with rouged lips and a beret. On the brick walls were French phrases symbolizing love. The red Queen Anne chairs were quirky but sophisticated with white polka dots.
The second floor of the boutique was a complete opposite of the main floor, with black walls and red writing. What was interesting were the jewelry display cases, which were decoupaged with newspaper clippings of red, white and black, tying in to the overall theme of the space. There are a lot of new pieces in the Mauboussin fall collection, including a ring symbolizing the path to freedom (write-up coming soon).
Stylist Robert Verdi and Covergirl model Jessica White, who nabbed a few pieces to wear to the Beyonce fragrance launch last night, were both in attendance during the dinner. Check out the boutique for yourself at 714 Madison Ave or visit their online boutique at http://www.mauboussin.com.