Olympia Week: Trot down to Fairfax & Favor for fizz and festive shopping
Olympia, ‘the world’s best Equestrian Christmas Party’ and a sell-out year after year, is set to commence this Tuesday. A 6 day showcase of world-class horsemanship will ensue with 100,000 visitors expected to attend. Spectators will be treated to a scintillating array of disciplines from the prestigious Grand Prix to the breath-taking puissance and the infamous Shetland Grand National. Britain’s treasured Rio Olympians Charlotte Dujardin, Nick Skelton and Carl Hester will saddle up alongside rising star Jessica Mendoza, the Whitaker brothers and London 2012 gold medallists Scott Brash and Ben Maher.
Fairfax and Favor will be in attendance serving up fizz and festive shopping; a one stop shop to solve all your Christmas gifting conundrums. We’ve wrapped up our top purchases from game changing hero pieces to stocking fillers and limited edition accessories for the ultimate Fairfax & Favor devotee.
We are very excited to see Charlotte Dujardin’s official retirement of the much adored and revered Valegro. Dressage's leading lady and avid supporter of Fairfax and Favor, Charlotte Dujardin, recently supported our Breast Cancer Care initiative and (dare we blow our own horn) was featured in Hello! magazine sporting our perennially popular Regina boots in black suede last month.
The tribute, on Wednesday evening is set to be captivating and heartfelt in equal measure as all eyes will be locked on the horse who in Clare Balding's words ‘transformed the world of dressage.’ Clare is a fellow Fairfax & Favor supporter and also kindly endorsed our Breast Cancer Care campaign tweeting a picture of her Limited Edition pink tassels with her Royal Blue Regina boots.
The Fairfax and Favor Windsor Handbag is a long-standing favourite in the Fairfax and Favor armoury. The striking contrast of leather and suede and brass detailing whispers understated elegance and is the perfect arm candy for the discerning lady. Interchangeable tassels allow for personalisation depending on her seasonal sartorial whims. With a wide range of shades to choose from including an exquisite caramel tan colour, a classic black, as well as purple - this season’s biggest colour trend - there’s a style to suit all tastes.
The Mayfair is a hero piece in its own right and available in an array of shades including tan, black, chocolate and navy suede, black and brown leather. It's the ultimate men’s dress shoe. Chain detailing adds a subtle nod to equestrian styling and punctuates the shoe with a veneer of sophistication; the perfect gift for the gentleman who takes his shoe game seriously.
Some ladies have it all… or do they? The Fairfax and Favor boot tassel is the ultimate stocking show-stopper for the woman whose stride is already characterised by the swoosh of the Fairfax tassel. With myriad colours to choose from including leopard print designs for an exotic touch and more demure pink, tangerine, sky blue and coral hues for a dash of nonchalant elegance, there’s a shade to suit all palettes.
The distinctive braiding of the Narfold belt, fortified with high grain leather tips and keeper is the perfect gift for a gentleman with an eye for detail. This belt is dashing whether paired with jeans or chinos and available in a range of rich hues; such as the deep burgundy which will add a hint of opulence to any festive ensemble. Meanwhile if the Christmas season has left you admitting he’s not one to winter well, the braiding elegantly allows for festive fluctuations, the pin of the solid English brass buckle can be placed anywhere ensuring he’s never caught short.
The Chelsea boot, available in both Men’s and Ladies styles is a failsafe gift for the gentleman or lady with a diary so busy that it would rival that of Father Christmas himself. Comfortable, classic and stylish in equal measure, whether they’re haring around London or sauntering in rural settings, the boot crafted from high calibre European leather and suede, is a wardrobe staple that everyone should own.
Purchase the Salisbury and watch, as her glimmering face makes the Christmas tree look dowdy. The Salisbury is the polished portfeuille on every elegant lady's Christmas list. The zip will keep currency safe; while the gold shield, suede and leather coalesce in a charming fashion. There's three separate compartments, six credit card slots and slip pockets for notes ensuring the art of organisation is managed effortlessly.
Some individuals are notoriously difficult to buy for. Your get out of jail free card comes in the form of a gift voucher endowing him or her the flexibility to pick whichever present they prefer. The Gift Card will ensure a Christmas to remember.
See you at stand G64.