What’s the best gift for an avid traveller, or even someone who loves a good staycation over the weekend? A gift card, of course — and the prettiest one at that. Hotel lovers’ preferred travel club, Mr & Mrs Smith, have teamed up with luxury nightwear designer, Olivia von Halle, to create an exclusive limited edition ‘Get A Room!’ gift card this Christmas.
The gift card featuring exotic floral motifs with a mix of alluring Moroccan hues, is so beautifully designed that we’re considering getting it for ourselves!
Known for her modern luxury silk sleepwear from her eponymous label, Olivia von Halle chats with us about the ‘loungewear as streetwear’ trend, her favourite city, and inspirations behind her latest Resort 2017 collection.
Looking through my family’s fancy dress box at home… was like a fashion history lesson in a box. It was full of dresses from my grandmother, mother and aunts from the 1920s to 1980s. I love it.
The collaboration with Mr & Mrs Smith came about when… we worked together on some eye masks for their ‘Up All Night’ campaign. I’m a huge Mr & Mrs Smith fan, and they’re fans of the Olivia von Halle brand, so we have a wonderfully natural and organic brand synergy.
My favourite Mr & Mrs Smith hotel is… Maia in the Seychelles.
The inspiration behind the Marrakech collection is… Marrakech in Morocco. The city has great influence on the colours and prints used in the collection; especially the design with sprawling, geometric floral motifs, which we also applied to the Mr & Mrs Smith gift card.
To me, the “sleepwear/loungewear as streetwear” trend is… great, and I love it. Growing up in the ’90s, I always loved seeing Kate Moss and Courtney Love breaking all the rules by wearing sleepwear as streetwear. This has always stayed with me and inspired me to rethink the way that sleepwear is worn. That is also why we have always styled our campaigns as Ready-To-Wear and why fashion editors and celebrities choose to wear Olivia von Halle pieces as RTW.
A city that constantly inspires me is… Tokyo, because it smashes all your preconceptions about it. I find it one of the most peaceful and calming cities, as well as the most exciting!
When packing for a trip… I’m the worst! I always take too many things, because I would rather have all my favourite things with me than have a trip turned over something I was dying to wear, but left at home! I always make sure I pack my OvH pyjamas though – they’re the most flexible and hardworking piece in my suitcase.
The most precious thing in my wardrobe is… a black velvet floor-sweeping opera coat that my grandmother made for my mother in the 70s’.
The next thing on my wish list is… a pair of faux fur lined slippers by Sanayi 313.
The limited edition gift cards are available in any amount from £50 (S$90) upwards, and can be put towards a booking at any of the 1,000 stylish stays in Mr & Mrs Smith’s global hotel collection. They are available for retail on Mr & Mrs Smith. Go on, get a room!