Festive Glitz, Glamour & Italian Made Shoes!

This week’s post sees Isabelle Bennett report on a Christmas fashion event hosted at Taylor Vinters’ office on the 33rd floor of Tower 42 in London, featuring comments from the organiser: Taylor Vinters’ employment law partner, Anita Rai.

For an overview of the event including an insight into some new exciting brands promoted by Kari C and The Collective, along with some last minute Christmas shopping inspiration, read on!

Kari C & The Collective

Taylor Vinters recently hosted a Christmas festive social event at its London office for a new and exciting client, Kari C.

Kari is a luxury shoe designer who creates beautiful bespoke shoes and who also has a ready to wear range.


Beautifully crafted bespoke shoes by Kari C

A range of existing and prospective clients and intermediaries, as well as some existing Tower 42 residents were invited along to the event.


Luxury silk scarves by Sila Dora inspired by artists’ prints

There was a great show of  guests who were able to meet, network and speak to the designers about their products.

Attendees also had the opportunity to buy luxury goods (shoes, jewellery, perfume and skincare) from The Collective, which is group made up of new and exciting designers promoted by Kari.

Anita says

Anita Rai, who organised the event said…


Anita Rai, employment law expert, who also has a shoe collection to die for!

“I met Kari at one of the events run by the Sorority and felt that we instantly clicked. I loved her story as to how she had gone from trader to shoe designer.

At Taylor Vinters, we love to support budding entrepreneurs and grow with them supporting them along their journey. We decided to co-host a festive drinks and give Kari and her fellow designers a chance to show case their products.

It was a lot of fun and (obviously to support the cause!) I just had to purchase a pair of her divine shoes too!”

Attendees included people from Brainjuicer, Accenture, Brooke Roberts, McCann Fitzgerald, Armour Risk Management, Menzies, Wilson Wright and City of London Corporation.


A shoe view!

More on The Collective by Kari C

The Collective is a group of independent designers, skin care specialists and perfumers who are promoted by Kari C and whose products are stocked at her boutique in Beauchamp Place.  All products are of the highest quality and ooze luxury and class!

Evelin Vock


Eye catching embroidery by Evelin Vock

Amongst the many talented and quirky clothing designers, was  Evelin Vock, a luxury women’s wear designer, whose brand focuses on outerwear.

Inspired by Nature’s beauty, no animal products are used in Evelin Vock’s designs, who is also an active supporter of PETA.  Using bright stitching and intricate unique designs, Evelin’s work is hard to miss!

Bruno Acampora Profumi


Perfumery by Bruno Acampora Profumi, inspired by memories & experiences of countries, cities & cultures

As well as shoes, clothing and accessories, The Collective shows impeccable taste in beauty products.  Also attending the event at Taylor Vinters were perfumers Bruno Acampora Profumi.

Bruno uses his memories and experiences of countries, cities and cultures to produce beautiful fragrances, which are also stocked in Kari’s Beauchamp Place boutique.

Love Opulance


Jewellery by Love Opulance

Love Opulence, a jewellery business inspired by the founder’s love for travel and fashion also came along to the event.  Love Opulence began life as a successful fine jewellery business in the depths of the Caribbean.

Paying close attention to detail, quality and finish, Love Opulence plays with colour, crystals, pearls and semi precious stones to bring to the table a range of stunning and unique jewellery.

FTL verdict

A great night was surely had by all. For further insight into The Collective’s designers as featured above, head down to Kari’s shop and check out the beautiful pieces showcased in store.

Thanks to our guest blogger Issy for her excellent report on the event and for the fab photos she snapped on the night!


Issy Bennett, photographer, blogger and lover of a vintage handbag or two!

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