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Marie-Hélène de Taillac to be in Residence at Soneva Jani’s So Soneva Boutique

Marie-Hélène de Taillac
The So Soneva boutique at Soneva Jani is set to host a collection of exquisite jewellery by Marie-Hélène de Taillac (MHT).

The So Soneva boutique at Soneva Jani is set to host a collection of exquisite jewellery by Marie-Hélène de Taillac (MHT). The collection of pieces is made of 22-karat gold and vibrantly coloured gemstones and will be at the resort for just 89 days from December 15, 2020.

What sets MHT jewellery apart is the use of gorgeous stones in sumptuous colours, each piece is always about the colour, quality and cut of the stones themselves. What excites and inspires Marie-Hélène de Taillac, and what she is most passionate about, are the stones themselves. Her ultimate aim is to “free the stone” in order to better see the wonders created by nature. The jewellery itself is deceptively simple and that is what makes it so easy to wear. However, such purity is hard to achieve, it requires great technique.

Each and every piece of jewellery is made entirely by hand, using traditional methods and is unique, no two pieces are identical and nothing is standardized. MHT uses the most current techniques, such as laser engraving, when a design calls for it. If some of the stones have inclusions it is a deliberate, aesthetic choice.

De Taillac feels that inclusions in a stone can make them even more perfect – they add light and fire and give stones an individuality. When she launched her collection and brand she utilized the briolette cut, a stone-cutting technique traditionally only used for diamonds, for all coloured gems.

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Her philosophy is that; precious jewellery should fit seamlessly into the everyday lives of women and be easy to wear with current, contemporary fashions. The timeless quality of the jewellery and the coherence of the collections is worth noting, where not one piece feels dated. It is not about the client buying the most expensive piece. It is about magic.

Marie-Hélène de Taillac considers it important that her clients leave with jewellery that really suits them. And also that they are really in love with.

Twenty-two karat gold has the colour of gold nuggets. It’s the gold of antiquity, the gold of the Greeks, the gold of the Pharaohs.

Marie-Hélène de Taillac.

Unpolished 22-karat gold is the purest form of gold used in jewellery making. It is instantly recognizable for the particular warmth of its colour, which resembles antique gold. Over time, a jewel in 22-karat gold will acquire a natural, authentic patina. A patina and the signs of the life it has lived give jewellery a soul. Some pieces that require extra strength, such as clasps are done in 18- or 20-karat gold. However, 22-karat gold takes pride of place in her collections, because its colour complements coloured gems beautifully.

Marie-Hélène de Taillac designed her first collection of jewellery in 1996. But, her love affair with gems dates back to her childhood. Her father’s job in the oil business meant she travelled widely as a young girl. Hence, spending time in Lebanon and often visiting Syria. These exotic locations, coupled with the pedigree of an aristocratic French family that counts Porthos (one of the Three Musketeers) as an ancestor, led to a passion for the antique jewellery which influences her designs today.

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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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