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Perhaps the most sophisticated show of the weekend, Rohmir not only showcased the weeks youngest fashion stars, welcoming three adorable child models to the catwalk, but was stepped out to a live operatic performance.  

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Setting out to capture the passion of classic Italian beauty, Rohmir’s SS18 collection entitled “Sparkling”, boasts yet another line of timeless ready-to-wear pieces which scream out nobility and class.

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The SS18 colour palette remained simple, yet sophisticated; with navy and cream, meeting midnight and sky blues. Rohmir favours v-neck or crew-cut necklines, her dresses classically tailored to create a sleek finish which compliments the female silhouette.

Adding to the aura of elegance and glamour, Rohmir’s SS collection keeps its “Sparkling” promise, with beads and sequins studding the gowns and decorating the hemlines, while side-slit skirts and open backs give the collection a touch of risqué.

A stand-out piece came in the form a beautiful white wrap-around gown, one of two pieces decorated from top to toe in delicate applique flowers.

Ruffled collars and flared sleeves were just a couple more standout features of the collection, which was not simply walked, but theatrically performed by its talented cast of models, beautifully made up with 30s inspired hair and classic smoky eyes credit to Kryolan UK and Tony and Guy.

Confidently showcased, designer Olga Roh put on a truly outstanding showcase on every level of detail, earning herself a celebratory walk of the runway in one of her own stunning designs.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Sarah Mildred | Fashion Week Photographer | @Sarah_Mildred

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Casa di Stefano is the definitive authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair on London’s fashionable Dover Street. Dishing out faithful Italian food in a welcoming refined atmosphere, this elegant restaurant is fast becoming the go to place.

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Traditional ingredients are sourced directly from Italy through long standing nurtured relationships. With signature dishes that consist of burrata and home made pasta that will transport you straight to the Mediterranean. All of the exquisite dishes are thoughtfully constructed by head chef Paolo Parlanti and with consulting chef Stefano Stecca this menu will satisfy even the most refined of pallets.

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Enjoy a cosy evening in the enchanting private dining room that can seat up to 20 people, or unwind for an afternoon of wine tasting from the bountiful wine cellar in unique stylish surroundings that the team of Sommeliers have crafted.

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With the best service in town the team consists of general manager Christophe Dentamare and restaurant manager, Francesco Coccia, both from La Petite Maison. With a whole team having resounding experience in luxury restaurants could this be the best serviced restaurant in London? We think so!

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be taking over Harvey Nichols 5th floor terrace for two months and opening a stylish al fresco veranda offering a small piece of Italy in the heart of London. The terrace will transport guests from busy Knightsbridge, five floors below, to the colourful and sensuous haven of Italian life.

Guests will be able to enjoy delicious plates aperitivo inspired Italian street food created by Bottega Wapping and highly inventive Peroni infused drinks created by master mixologist Simone Caporale. The drinks have been specifically created to compliment the food menu and contain unusual and fragrant ingredients such as bergamot and juniper as well as an abundance of fresh citrus fruits, berries and superfoods. The terrace is also part of the Harvey Nichols Festival of Style weekend.

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A visual of the terrace is attached as well as some images of the talent and press release. 

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Finding somewhere in Soho which doesn’t cripple your budget or leave you hankering after a MacDonald’s on the way home is a life-long mission of mine and Vapiano on Wardour Street achieves exactly this feat, moving it onto my recommended places for when you next find yourself in the area.

It's the fourth branch in London of the German chain which is a kind of modern take on fast food. You choose your food, go up to a long counter and order it and then wait (or watch) it be prepared and cooked right in front of you.

The difference is that the food is also pretty decent. It’s nothing too fancy but it is comforting, delicious, inventive and extremely reasonable.

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The restaurant serves Italian food but i's more exciting than your usual pizza pasta with fresh, colourful ingredients used in well-presented and tasty dishes.

Another excellent benefit if you’re going in a group – each diner is given a card which their order is added to, saving the inevitable annoying end-to-all-group-meals when working out the bill (to that person who always leaves us short we know who you are and we hate you).

All-in-all Vapiano is an easy, laid-back venue for fast food with a difference – it’s delicious, inventive, and cheap, something to shout loudly about.

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It’s lunchtime and you haven’t  quite decided if it’s going to be a healthy or an indulgent day.  You are at Pizza Rossa at 4-12 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3 and you are tempted by the display which is a riot of colours, and by that gorgeous aroma.

Pizza Rossa makes choosing easy, by offering a ‘Healthy’ or an ‘Indulgent’ meal, for just £7.  The Healthy deal includes any vegetarian pizza, a generous portion of freshly cut and daily prepared fruit salad, and a juice. The Indulgent deal includes any premium pizza, a home-made tiramisu’ and a coffee.

Whatever you choose, it’s going to be tasty and filling, the pizza ready in 90 seconds from ordering to eating it piping hot, from a choice of 8 -10 made fresh and changing every day. The dough is vegan, made with very little yeast, very little salt, and no sugar – often used to make the dough rise more quickly. Not at Pizza Rossa. The dough is proved for almost 24 hours making it highly digestible, lower in gluten and fat.

This pizza al taglio – by the square slice – is inspired by the street food vendors or Italy, where it’s regarded as a complete meal, providing a balance of protein, vegetables and some carbs. Here in London, Pizza Rossa recreates that artisanal feel in every slice.

Some of the vegetarian pizzas provide at least one of your five a day, and include the rather gorgeous Zucca – passata, butternut squash, mozzarella, cherry tomato.  Or indulge in Caprino – passata, mozzarella, goats cheese, speck ham, walnut and honey.

If your passion is by the slice, try a selection to satisfy your tastebuds without too many calories.  Most of the pizza slices provide at least one of your five a day and some are under 300 calories, ideal for 5:2 diet followers or for those watching the calories any day.

Pizza Rossa is at 4-12 Whittington Avenue, corner of Leadenhall Market and Leadenahll Street, London EC3v 1AB nearest tubes Bank and Aldgate. www.pizzarossa.com   @pizzarossaUK   www.facebook.com/pizzarossa