Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring has Sprung...

...which means (our favourite season) summer is well & truly on it's way. And while it is a beautiful sunny morning here in London, we can't help but wish we were in some exotic, faraway location with our MO bikini on, the sand between our toes (& maybe a Margharita in our hand!) Maybe somewhere a little like here...

And if all that has whet your appetite for getting away, keep your eye on the blog next weeks for exclusive not-to-be-seen-anywhere-else sneak peeks at our high summer collection, launching very, very soon.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Odabash&Macdonald - The Big Reveal!

We're super excited to be sharing this post with you today, of a very special collaboration between Melissa & long-time friend & fellow designer Julien Macdonald.

The collection took inspiration from a road trip taken by David Bailey in 1973, in which Anjelica Huston & a very debonair Manolo Blahnik posed in a succession of glamorous eveningwear harking back to the dramatic styles of the 1930's...

The collection consists of twenty-three high fashion pieces of swimwear, beachwear and four exclusive, made to order couture knitwear, all of which represent the desire both designers have to make women feel sexy and confident.  Form fitting slip dresses complement silhouettes emphasized with fringed thigh high splits and dangerously low backs. Floor length diaphanous silk chiffon flows fluidly and give a luxurious finish to the beachwear with select pieces hand-embellished with bejewelled sea serpents. Available at our two London Boutiques, see here for contact details.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Semi-precious crystals & lotus flowers are a girls best friend...

Last week saw the 3rd annual 'Rodial Beautiful' awards ceremony at the plush Sanderson Hotel in Central London, with a whole host of celebrities donning their party frocks & dancing shoes to attend. Melissa herself was chosen as part of the panel of judges, choosing worthy-winners for awards including 'Fresh Face' & 'Classic Glamour' (which went to good friend & well-worthy winner Elle Macpherson). Having launched her new jewellery collection last week, featuring delicate chains, spiritual influenced charms & semi-precious crystals, who should be seen sporting the exclusive new pieces but supermodel Elle & designer Whitney Port...the new collection is available at both of our London Boutiques & online at HERE as well as in selected John Lewis stores. And (in case you've forgotten, which we're sure you hadn't!) with Mother's Day this Sunday, what better way to treat your mum then with a piece of MO by Melissa Odabash jewellery. See below for Rodial Awards images & some of our favourite pieces from the collection.

(Oh, & keep your eyes on this blog tomorrow for a super-exclusive behind-the-scenes post featuring a VERY special collaboration. You heard it here first!)

l-r Elle Macpherson, Melissa, Whitney Port, Kelly Hoppen

Yasmin le Bon & Elle 'duelling' with their awards

Whitney (in Julien Macdonald) & Melissa

Elle, Melissa & Whitney

Gold lotus & crystal friendship band, as seen on Whitney Port

Large lotus pendant, in triple-dipped gold, rose gold or silver - perfect to dress up a simple vest.
Silver & crystal Evil Eye friendship band, as seen on Elle Macpherson
Show-stopping statement lotus cuff, which has barely left Melissa's arm since it arrived! Also available in triple-dipped gold with opal crystal studding.
Rose gold long fine chain with lotus detailing, looks great worn loose or layered up & perfect with a simple shift dress for post-beach cocktails - roll on Summer!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Marooned in Style

Oh HELLO great editorial in Austrian fashion magazine Flair! We are loving this editorial piece featuring 'Bianca' - one of the showstopping kaftans from Melissa's recent collaboration with Julien Macdonald 'Odabash&Macdonald' - and needless to say, in the (highly unlikely) circumstances we were to find ourselves trapped on a desert island, we'd hope we were wearing something as glamorous as this too.

Odabash&Macdonald is available from our Notting Hill & Chelsea boutiques (see for contact details)

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Rock Ball 2012

Last week saw the third annual Rock Ball held at The uber-exclusive Hurlingham Club in Chelsea. Hosted by Rick Parfitt Jnr, & in aid of The RPJ Crohns Foundation, the Rock Ball brings together rock royalty & superstar fashion to raise awareness & funds for the Crohns & Colitis UK charity.

And who better to curate the super-glamorous catwalk looks than Melissa Odabash? Showcasing her favourite pieces from the 2012 collection, as well as a selection of the exclusive Odabash&Macdonald cruise line, the fashion show was, as per every year, a massive hit - and with performances from The Feeling & Radio 1's Comedy Dave the night was a huge success, raising a staggering amount for the RPJ Foundation.

Here are some exclusive shots of 'behind the scenes'...