Friday, 18 July 2014

Keeping Cool at the Golden Goose Office





Last week we were fortunate enough to receive a special delivery of the very delicious champagne ice POPSicle to our GGPR office in Covent Garden. 

With temperatures at an all time high,  we have already swapped our coffees for frappuccinos, but mid afternoon we are forever in search of something less milky.

After trying POPS, we have certainly found our refreshment of choice. 


Each POP contains 37% alcohol- equivalent to a glass of champagne. 

We are also happy to know that POPS are manufactured in the UK using only natural ingredients and at less than 100 calories- it's guilt free!

The best way to cool down on the hottest day of the year:

http://www.wearepops.com/

@wepopPOPS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/POPS/1431975923715466

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fashion Show Favourites: Golden Goose attends LC:M 2014

The team at Golden Goose were excited to attend this year's LC:M to see what the fashion forward would be donning this season. 

Over the three days of shows, we saw a few key trends emerging;

- Monochrome; anything black or white  (not checkerboard)

- Clean lined tailoring;  classic styles with a modern twist

- Safari : to camouflage, a colour palette of khaki, bone and sand

There were two events in particular that GGPR wanted to blog about.

 The first was that of innovative fashion duo Ada Zanditon and Nik Thakkar who showcased their new collection "Carpe Noctem SS:15" for their label Ada + Nik at St. Martins Lane Hotel. 

Eighteen unique pieces channeling "minimalist luxe aesthetic". From kilts, lightweight mesh, sheer, metallic, eel skin t-shirts to our favourite; the cuff sleeved calf leather biker jacket. (This jacket even features a secret compartment for storing e-cigarettes). 


The soundtrack accompanying the catwalk, with signature tune- "Keep it 100" by Grandtheft & Keys N Krates, had viewers moving in their seats. 

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Distinctive fashion, but wearable and all ethically sourced and produced in the UK- we like this a lot. 

The after-party was undoubtedly catered for a fashion crowd with collagen shots, e-cigarettes and russian mules chased by vodka colas. 

In stark contrast to Ada + Nik, the second event we wanted to blog about was held at 11 Savile Row by iconic British tailors Huntsman. The opening night launched the one month exhibition; 'Gregory Peck: Style Archive of an Icon' and showcases bespoke Huntsman suits worn by the Hollywood legend, Gregory Peck throughout his career. There was a star turn out with Anthony Peck, David Gandy, Cecilia Peck, Arpad Busson, Jack Guinness and Guy and Elizabeth Pelly all in attendance. 

The window display

David Gandy

Huntsman's Creative Director and Owner- Roubi L'Roubi with Anthony and Cecilia Peck

GG's M.D - Miki and Tom Conti 

GG's Becca and Emily

Anthony Peck talking about his father Gregory


A mannequin dressed in the dinner jacket Peck wore to collect his Oscar in 1962, another wearing the iconic overcoat seen in 'The Omen' and another in a recreation of the frock coat he wore in 'The Million Pound Note'. Every garment on display in store was personally commissioned by Peck and created by Huntsman. Samsung tablets were mounted onto the mannequins creating 'talking heads', where guests could listen to through 1950's Bakelite telephones attached to each device. 

The interactive exhibition entertained attendees as they sipped on Chivas cocktails, feasted on Gressingham duck, Roe deer and Hereford beef canapes while listening to Peck's favourite jazz tunes, mostly songs of Sinatra and curated by Peck's son Anthony. As the night progressed, Jack Guinness took to the decks and spun a fun set of 1950's and 60's rockabilly and dance. 

Guests were delighted to see and hear about Peck's life and achievements as an actor, a style icon, a humanitarian and as a father. The event was a lovely balance of glamour, elegance and style with 'Best Dressed' awarded to the Gregory Peck mannequins! 

There was also a gold and shiny 'Best Actor' Oscar on display as well as an amazing collection of cars parked outside including an Aston Martin Shooting Break, Bentley Star, Mercedes Sports E-Class and a Range Rover Gun Bus.

A memorable evening celebrating one of Hollywood's finest and how incredibly special to have had Gregory Peck's family there to share the experience.


The exhibition is free and will run until the 17th July. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

With Only 24 Watches… Time is Ticking



Slow Watches has partnered up with Terre des Hommes and its program “A Chance to Play” to create 24 limited edition ‘Brazil’ Soccer World Cup Slow Watches.

Featuring hand-cut leather straps made from replica 1950s Brazil footballs, the team at Slow Watch has said this is the softest and nicest strap they have ever made!

The watches are priced at 500 euros with 100% of the sales going directly to this great charity project.

Think of it as something nice for you and something even nicer for the disadvantaged kids of Brazil!

Here are some pictures that show how these special watches are made;












Friday, 9 May 2014

George Clooney may be taken, but you can now date the next closest thing!






Our client Beautiful People.com recently attracted headlines in the Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and Metro boasting over 100 celebrity look-a-likes across their online dating platform.

With 21 Adam Levine look-a-likes, 19 like Rihanna, 12 Angelina copies, 9 Brad Pitt and Tom Cruises, 6 George Clooneys, 5 Megan Foxes and 4 almost Ryan Goslings, Beautiful People.com is the dating site that offers it all.

Check out some of the fantastic look-a-likes you could find if you joined Beautiful People--> click here.

It is estimated that around half of the population in London aged between 20-59 are single and ready to mingle, which is why there is no better time to try your luck on the prestigious dating website. However, contestants be aware that this involves a 48 hour voting process by existing members before entry is gained. 

So if you are Eva waiting for your Ryan, Drake singing for your Rihanna or Mrs. Smith fighting for your Mr. Smith, Beautiful People.com is just a click away.


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Egg Donations are Eggceptionally Good


Over the past three weeks, Access Self Storage stores from across the nation have been receiving Easter egg donations on behalf of a number of charities.

So far the donations have been eggscellent and notable mentions go to:

  • Access Self Storage, Northampton collecting over 154 eggs for the Northamptonshire County Council Adoption Team 
  • Access Self Storage, Manchester collecting over 100 eggs for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
 Access Self Store Northampton, Store Manager, Robert Samuel. 



A big thank you to every person or organisation who has donated to this wonderful cause. We are still hoping for an eggstra push at the following stores to achieve that lucky 100 eggs: Acton, Boston Manor and Ealing (for Acton Homeless Concern), Coventry ( for Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre), Cricklewood (for The Children's Society), Derby (for Rainbow Children's Hospice), Kingston (for Kingston Food Bank), Portsmouth (for Rowan's Hospice), Selly Oak (for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity), Southampton (for Rainbow's Centre), Sunbury (for The Friends of Hounslow Portage) and Sutton (for Sweets for Life).

Last year the Access Self Storage stores collected over 500 eggs from 11 stores. Click here to read more or go to https://twitter.com/access4news or

And that’s all yolks.



Friday, 11 April 2014

Meet the Most Desired People in Britain



Golden Goose PR were delighted when waking up on Saturday morning (albeit with sore heads thanks to team drinks at our new local) to discover that our client, BeautifulPeople.com, had made the front cover of The Times Magazine.








BeautifulPeople.com’s very own Prince Charming, Nicholas, was the poster boy for the most desired people in Britain. Nicholas was also joined in the piece by the beautiful Grace who is also a member of BeautifulPeople.com. Click here to meet Britain's most wanted.



If you fancy trying your luck with our very own Posh and Becks then why don’t you sign up to BeautifulPeople.com to see if you make the cut?




Friday, 4 April 2014

      
The Geese Have Flown to a New Nest!

















As of yesterday, we left our office in the pretty streets of Marylebone and moved into the heart of Covent Garden. We truly LOVE it.

The area is buzzing with people and we feel amidst all the action. Lunch breaks may begin to involve an occasional window shop or even a trip to Flesh and Buns or Food for Thought with an afternoon pick-me-up from Scoop, the gelateria for chocolate lovers (twenty flavours means twenty reasons to visit).

We are also very excited to have gained Stretch as our amazing office neighbours including the adorable Jack Russell, Rocco.

Rocco often runs in for a tickle.


At the moment, we are having fun decorating our new space, but when it’s finished, celebrations are due!



Friday, 14 March 2014




   Chic & Seek  

“One Girl’s Freak is Another Girl’s Chic”



Nestled in between an art gallery and a kitchenware shop, Chic & Seek has found a new home and it is in every way très chic.

The official opening of the store on Wednesday brought fashionistas, celebrities, friends and family, with even passers-by popping in for a peek.

Owner Tara Nash orchestrated the most beautiful debut which wowed everyone.

The décor a perfect balance of elegance and funk saw a quilted pink Chanel clutch in a birdcage, a hanging wall of Celine, Prada and YSL bags and a shoe display of D&G lace peep-toes and Miu Miu pumps- the biggest decision of the day was where to begin!


In the morning guests were welcomed into the store and treated to breakfast granola pots with rhubarb compote, smoked salmon on rye, fresh juices and pink lemonade. The sought-after “first-look” led to quick purchases including a stunning Balmain leather jacket.

Then manicures, conversation and prosecco were enjoyed during continuous viewings of the vintage collection which featured over 50 designers. The pristine quality of each garment was recognised by customers highlighting a special feature of Chic &Seek- they only sell clothes that were previously owned by women Tara personally knows.  

Throughout the day, people flurried into the store including actress Camilla Rutherford, stylist Beth Buxton and Vanity Fair’s own Elizabeth Saltzman.

At dusk, the courtyard outside the shop twinkled with fairy lights and so did Chic & Seek buzzing with people in both the upstairs and downstairs part of the store. 

A special moment was shared when the previous storeowner, Virginia Bates of the boutique Virginia came to visit and wish Tara every success.  Another was when a group from the infamous Julie’s restaurant ventured across the courtyard to join the celebrations.







A special appearance was made later in the night by the lovely Sarah Jane Crawford and Dakota Blue Richards as well as many great fashion bloggers.

The Chic & Seek store in Notting Hill is now on the map as a fashion hotspot, designer haven and space to watch for upcoming luxury designers.

Thank you Tara and her team for a wonderful day and night and we will see you in-store for a shop soon!

Visit www.chicandseek.com
Twitter: @thechicseeker
'The Chic Seeker'/ Instagram and Pinterest: Chicandseek

Catering at the event by Pear Drop visit: http://www.peardroplondon.com/catering/ 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Who could YOU be?





Have you ever wondered about your ancestry?  Find all the answers to your questions at this years Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE exhibition starting tomorrow at Olympia National. With a number of curious celebrities joining in on the ancestral quest, including Larry Lamb, Natasha Kaplinsky, Colin Jackson, Tessa Dunlop, Eric Knowles and Marc Allum, we can’t wait to witness more exciting discoveries as they unravel. 

Returning for its eighth year, the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE show is the biggest and most extensive family history event in the world. The show will bring together genealogical experts, celebrities, informative workshops, archives and museums, major online resources and the largest gathering of family history organisations.

We’ve already had some brilliant coverage appear including the following piece in today’s Daily Mail regarding Rory Bremner and his Middle Eastern ancestry.

Join us tomorrow for an exciting journey of self-discovery (don’t forget to bring photos, historical documents, heirlooms and other clues which may be helpful in piecing together your past)! 


 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

We're wild about Grace & Wilde luxury shapewear



One of the most exciting launches in our 10 years of throwing high profile parties and events had to be the jaw dropping choreography and aerial catwalk that launched luxury shapewear label Grace & Wilde this week.



Art director Jade Davies matched the brief beautifully with a dazzling array of models from size 10 to 16 - suspending them from the ceiling with silks to show just how strong, versatile and stunning luxury shapewear can be.



Every woman at the party, of every age, shape and size loved the brand.

Guests included one of the most famous and respected fashion directors in media, Hilary Alexander, stylist to the stars Arabella Boyce and long-standing style icon, the actress Camilla Rutherford - who was wearing Grace & Wilde under her Prada and The Broken Hearts DJs modelling identical playsuits with Grace & Wilde waist cinchers.





Watch this video to see what media influencers from Andrea Thompson, features director of Marie Claire, to TV presenter Pips Taylor are saying about the brand.














Getting fit with Matt Roberts at The Lakes



The New Year has shown no mercy to the GGPR team.

We've returned from the festive break to a sugar-free diet spurred on by the wise words of Sunday Times Style's Calgary Avansino.

How handy we have an office full of Alibi...and a fitness retreat at The Lakes by Yoo, hosted by none other than our very own client and fitness advisor to the stars, Matt Roberts.

(photo source: Daily Telegraph)

Only days after our fantastic piece in the Daily Mail about the body shapes that help to define women's fitness, our very own Harriet set off for The Lakes with Tiffanie Darke, the editor of Sunday Times Style, Jemima Sissons from the Wall Street Journal and Lydia Bell from Conde Nast Traveller.

Our media guests stayed for a jam-packed three days of fitness and nutrition, devised entirely by MR himself.

Combined with balanced meals, raw juices and general healthy living, we're hearing that the results have been outstanding and already the coverage is rolling in...



Saturday, 21 December 2013

I Promise - a huge hit for Christmas

Golden Goose PR prides ourselves on our creative Christmas cards.

Over the years we've appeared as the cast of the Golden Goose pantomime, or written notes attached to goose-shaped baubles.

This year, we posted our closest press friends a case of I Promises, created through our client I Promise.

I Promise is all about sending thoughts, not things - so you can visit the site and personalise promises or choose from popular suggestions, including 'I Promise To Help With The Turkey This Christmas', and 'I Promise We'll Escape for New Year'.

At GGHQ we'd definitely like to hear those promises! And perhaps 'I Promise a shopping spree on my credit card in Harvey Nicks.'

Here's what we sent...



And what a brilliant response we got!

Metro's Vicki Marie Cossar wrote to us to say 'we get a lot of Xmas cards but the one from GG was by far the best. Inventive and interesting. Loved it.So thanks. And Happy Xmas to you all too.'

Equally impressed were Kelly Allen from Star, Laura Cox from the Daily Mail and Amy Nickell from Yahoo! who wrote I LOVE THIS CARD!!!

Here's how beautiful I Promise can look as a Christmas gift...especially lovely when accompanied by a cup of coffee on a wintry morning. Husbands and partners, please take our hint...only £9.95 for three including postage!








Thursday, 19 December 2013

A Christmas angel for Kivu



A huge thank you to Katie Melua, who has given her time to support ethical fashion, taking part in a photoshoot for Kivu.

Katie modelled Kivu scarves created by Avis Charles, who has worked as a couturier to Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham to name but a few

Kivu is an ethical, luxury fashion brand that is truly beautiful inside and out.

The profits raised from the sale of Kivu scarves and couture go to support women in countries devastated by conflict.

For spring/summer 2014, Kivu scarves, sold at Browns on South Molton Street, draw their design inspiration from the deconstructed pavements of Bosnia-Herzegovina.



The print is based on the pavements in Sarajevo where mortar bombs landed during the war and left the streets scarred, with marks filled in with red resin that are still there today, called A Sarejevo Rose.



Bosnia is where Women for Women International started 20 years ago and this collection marks two decades of work.

Avis Charles said: “For us, Kivu is not just about purchasing stunning clothing; it is a commitment to making an impact. Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility are not simply vague aspirations – nor are they an ‘add-on’ to the line; they lie at the very heart of the brand and all that it stands for.”

From £265, from www.kivustyle.com and Browns, South Molton Street, W1.


It's A Wrap for Christmas!


A perfect start to Christmas. Tree decorated, fridge full of festive fancies. And now, gifts wrapped in Wrag Wrap, our client's luxury, sustainable, beautiful wrap that is made from recycled plastic bottles - with an infinite lifespan and no need for scissors or tape!

We took Nicky Rajska, co-founder of Wrag Wrap, to Bloomberg this morning to show the team how to wrap gifts in a stunning and ethical way.

We're proud to have Wrag Wrap under our trees this Christmas.

Watch Nicky here.

And take a look at this beautiful Christmas shoot by Carrie, from FromConfinedSpace, featuring Wrag Wrap and many other ethical luxuries.



Friday, 29 November 2013

A Rocking Thanksgiving at Honky Tonk

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Honky Tonk hosted the biggest and the best Thanksgiving party in London with two rammed restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea selling #RockStarTurkey, a new dish involving a farm-reared bird and a wild and crazy rock and roll kind of roasting.

And before you think we're being rude, here's the recipe:

Get a big fat turkey and dunk it in 4 litres of bourbon mixed with water, Malden sea salt and brown sugar.

Marinade the bird in this overnight.

Roast for four hours.

Serve up with bourbon and honey on the rocks.

Thank you to all our friends including 80's rock star Mark Shaw from Then Jerico who came to feast and give thanks with us.

***We would like to add that the turkey we feasted on was not the turkey in this photo...Bernard the actor turkey has been pardoned and will spend the rest of his days working for Animal Actors, appearing in panto, etc.

Our take on the Harvey Nicks campaign: I'm sorry, I spent it on myself



Our favourite trade mag, PR Week, asked us to comment on the Harvey Nicks ad 'I'm sorry, I spent it on myself' - a truly brilliant and inspired campaign by Adam&eveDDB.

You can read what we said here here.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Revealing Grace & Wilde




This week has seen the launch of Grace & Wilde, the stunning new lingerie label from Geneva which specialises in luxury shapewear.

Designed to be worn as outerwear or underwear, Grace & Wilde is sure to turn heads.

Already we've had a glowing review from Hilary Rose at The Times, who called The Dress 'wonderful'.

Watch this space for more Grace & Wilde experiences from editors and influencers who will be among the first to try the premiere collection.

Anyone wishing to try on Grace & Wilde can pop into Suzannah at 3 New Quebec Street and see how each piece can streamline your shape beneath the most beautiful dresses.