Thursday, November 26, 2015

Centrepoint Awards

Lisa Tse with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince WIlliam at the Centrepoint Turnaround Awards

I was delighted to attend the intimate launch of the inaugral Centrepoint Turnaround Awards this month which was a truly inspiring occasion, acknowledging the remarkable accomplishments of Centrepoint's young people.

Centrepoint is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16-15 year olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.

As an ongoing supporter of Centrepoint and committee member, it was an honour to to hear some genuinely moving and empowering stories of the young people who have turned their lives around despite facing enormous challenges.

It was a pleasure to speak with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the charity's patron, regarding the wonderful work carried out at Centrepoint.

We have many exciting plans for 2016 so watch this space!...

Read more about the remarkable winners here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The House of Commons IWD15

Lisa Tse speaking at The House of Commons for International Women's Day

I was delighted to speak at The House of Commons in commemoration of International Women's Day on behalf of the Women's Federation of World Peace.

Celebrating achievements and sharing experiences with inspiring women is so enriching and I was humbled to join such a dynamic group of young women and to share my story with them.

Congratulations to the wonderful team at WFWP for all their dedication and commitment to such a wonderful vision.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Roche Bobois Mah Jong

Like so many design enthusiasts I have long admired the Mah Jong modular sofa by Roche Bobois.

Designed in 1971 by Hans Hopfer, this iconic piece with its distinctive design has remained a cornerstone to the brand's collections, refreshed by imaginative collaborations with designers such as Jean Paul Gaulthier, Missoni and Sonia Rykiel.

The Mah Jong modular sofa is comprised of hand-sewn rolled edge, quilted seat and back cushions made in Italy. Create infinite compositions of straight and corner sofas, armless lounge chairs and sofa-beds from an endless folio of fabrics to suit all tastes.

Missoni Mah Jong Modular Sofa by Roche Bobois
Mah Jong Couture by Jean Paul Gaulthier for Roche Bobois

Mah Jong Couture by Jean Paul Gaulthier for Roche Bobois
Mah Jong sofa by Sonia Rykiel for Roche Bobois

I visited Roche Bobois in Harrods to explore the wide range of fabrics and swatches available whilst my attentive sales rep James calculated the varying configurations I was dreaming up.

Many realisations of the Mah Jong sofa tend to replicate each designer collection; the Missoni range being supremely popular with its signature vibrancy and colour.

Roche Bobois Harrods London
Browsing fabric swatches by Missoni at Roche Bobois Harrods

However, my intention was to create an alternative vision that would complement my signature scheme of black and gold and settled on fabrics by Jean Paul Gaulthier and Designers Guild.

My swatches - loving Angelots Noir by Jean Paul Gaulthier 

Once your fabrics and individual components have been selected and calculated, your order is placed and takes up to 14 weeks to make.

And there's certainly no questioning the comfort of this sofa...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mayfair Magic

I was delighted to host a celebratory client dinner at one of my favourite venues in London; Mews of Mayfair. It was a pleasure to welcome our clients and collaborative partners into the magical setting of the Chef's Dining room illuminated by candlelight.

 We had the pleasure of artist Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist, present to hand-cut silhouettes of each of our guests which delighted all with their shocking likeness; a testimony to Charles' natural talent and artistic eye.

 Freedom is doing what you like, but liking what you do is happiness. I feel privileged to work with such inspiring and talented people every day!

Mews of Mayfair Chef's Dining Room

Lisa Tse at Mews of Mayfair
Party Hostess Lisa Tse at Mews of Mayfair

Lisa Tse and renown astrologist Shelley von Strunckel
Lisa Tse and astrologist Shelley von Strunckel
Lisa Tse with luxury fashion and retail expert Frances Card
Lisa Tse with luxury fashion and retail expert Frances Card
Lisa Tse with Brian Morris, CEO Aspria Group
Lisa Tse with Brian Morris, CEO Aspria Group
Lisa Tse with Downton Abbey's Atticus Aldridge, actor Matthew Barber
Lisa Tse with actor Matthew Barber; Downton Abbey's Atticus Aldridge. 
A hand-cut silhouette
Lisa Tse's Guests Edward Akrout and Matthew Barber with artist Charles Burns
Guests Edward Akrout and Matthew Barber compare silhouettes.
Lisa Tse and Jas Aytan
Lisa Tse and Jas Aytan
Edward Akrout, Lisa Tse and Howard Walmsley
Edward Akrout, Lisa Tse and Howard Walmsley
Lisa Tse with Thierry Gilgenkrantz
Lisa Tse with Thierry Gilgenkrantz
Guests Shelley von Strunckel and Metin Gunever share a joke
Guests Shelley von Strunckel and Metin Gunever share a joke

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dior Fusion Sneakers

On every fashionista's wish list this summer are Dior's Fusion Sneakers, a cross-pollination of luxe femininity and sporty cool.

Not only are intricate embellishments hand-finished on each shoe, Dior have made it a strategic point to root their marketing message around craftsmanship, further reinforced by the short film that was produced revealing the detailed process that goes into crafting each pair.

The result is a fashionable hybrid combining contemporary mesh with delicate hand-sewn crystal flora.

I recently joined the Dior Fusion club and acquired a beautiful pair in the monochrome and yellow colour mode.

The packaging is stunning with a huge slip box that opens to reveal the shoes sitting proudly on a bed of grass. Kudos to Dior for this whimsical detail showcasing inspiring design at its best.

For further information about Dior Fusion Sneakers visit:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Business of Branding

Businesswoman Lisa Tse in her London brand studio
Building brands in the London studio
It's been a busy period in the brand studio with our team working round the clock on some great projects. All shall be revealed shortly!

We've been working with a lot of businesses preparing to launch new brands and products and an interesting article appeared today on the BBC News.

Often entrepreneurs and founders can get lost in the business and financial details of launching a new brand and can lose sight of some of the essential brand basics.

Choosing a name for a new business is perhaps the first big decision that the founder has to make. How vital is it to pick a good one?

This is a good introduction to the dark art of picking a name for your brand-  you've been warned.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Business of Beauty

Gazelli CEO Jamila Askarova with Josh Wood and Sorority President Lisa Tse

Our Sisters enjoyed to an exquisite evening discovering the beauty secrets behind pioneering skincare brand Gazelli Skincare at the fabulous Josh Wood Atelier.

In an exclusive interview, we chatted with the creative business force behind the rise of Gazelli Skincare, founder and Sorority Member Jamila Askarova and Josh Wood who had just flown in from New York.

Guests were spoilt for choice with a range of complimentary treatments at the Josh Wood Atelier, including a 20 Minute Skin Diagnostic and luxurious hand massages.

I can’t wait to return to try the full range of expert treatments by this beauty powerhouse nestled away in an elegant sanctuary waiting to be discovered.

Lisa Tse and Jamila Askarova

Sorority Sisters Lisa Tse, Emma Hart, Frances Card, Hannah White and Julia Grinham