BOHINC'S JEWEL BOX: Jeweler Lara Bohinc, who's known for her chunky gold statement necklaces and bracelets, now has a whole treasure trove of a store to call her own. On Sunday, the designer unveiled a bijou shop on London's Sloane Street, which will carry her gold jewelry set with turquoise, diamonds and agate alongside her fashion jewelry, leather handbags, belts and sunglasses. "You can see what my design is about under one roof. I'm very excited," said Bohinc. And the store's decor reflects Bohinc's graphic style, too, with space age, graphite stone units inspired by honeycomb shapes and gold stone floors.
DRIVE-BY COLLECTIONS: Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto will eschew the catwalk when they make their debut as Cacharel's creative directors during Paris Fashion Week later this month. Instead, the duo plans to take the line straight to the shop floor, and mount a static, cocktail-hour presentation of the fall 2008 collection for Cacharel in the label's store on Rue Bonaparte. "Even when people drive past [the window], they'll be able to see the collection in a store setting," said Eley backstage after the Eley Kishimoto show Monday. Could this be a trend?