Tea Party. You Are Cordially Invited.

I recall watching the full story on TV some time ago. Prêt-à-Portea now comes again into attention because of the upcoming New York Fashion Week. Here's a good one: what would look good on a plate, not only on the runway? Prêt-à-Portea has now jumped the pond from London right to New York.

Here's a 2006 version as a warm up:

photo credit: flickr set
Left to right (clockwise):
Yves Saint Laurent pink bow vanilla fancy handbag 
Chloe chocolate button stripe
Marc Jacobs cassis and blackberry frilly macaroon
Missoni striped eclair 
John Galliano lace mint cake

The idea was originally launched by the Berkeley Hotel in London. But this year, during New York fashion week, the Fifth Avenue luxury store will have its version of Prêt-à-Portea. Afternoon tea? Yes, please!

The Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea, known as London’s most fashionable afternoon tea, makes its debut at BG, Bergdorf Goodman’s chic eatery exclusively during February Fashion Week 2009, marking its first New York collection.

The season’s most covetable fashions now in bite-sized goodies: Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle silver glitter shoe biscuit (famous red sole included, of course), Michael Kors’ striped polka dot dress almond sponge cake and this season’s must-have, pale yellow Chanel clutch with banana Madeira flavours. 

photo credit: The Moment (The Berkeley, John Doe),  flickr set

Linda Fargo and Roopal Patel, the ones in charge with all fashion isuues at Bergdorf's have chosen the styles to inspire the tea service. Between the 13th and the 20th of February 2009, Prêt-à-Portea is right there at the BG Restaurant,754 Fifth Avenue on the seventh floor. There to enjoy: cookies, petits fours and layered desserts based on the designs of Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Thakoon and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

As Linda Fargo nicely says it, with the items that inspired the cookies for sale just a few floors below, the bet on the edible versions consists in being as realistic as possible: “Maybe you can’t have it, but at least you can eat it.”

Oh yes, those two in tall glasses peaking above are (front to back):
One word: Yum. I want to sink my teeth deep into a cookie dressed up in pink icing!

Sweet treats,


  1. oh how fun! I'm in lust :)

  2. Oh my goodness that is amazing. I pretty much think I just fell in love. Your blog is so wonderful, and fun, and cute and great!


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