I attended the launch of Cristina Re ‘To Paris With Love’ collection. This collection is inspired by Cristina’s love of all things Parisian, the city, the fashion and days spent sipping tea in style. These pieces are hand illustrated and the collection is limited edition.
I had the pleasure to chat with the delightful Cristina Re herself. Read my Q&A with Cristina below.
Describe Cristina Re in three words.
Creative, sensitive, determined.
Favourite piece from the ‘To Paris With Love’ collection.
My favourite piece would have to be the Kelly Side plate, with the fashion illustration of the girl with the poodle, as it is so stylish and luxurious dripping with all of the 24 carat lustrous gold embellishment.
Where do you look for inspiration for your collection?
I always look at what is happening in fashion and interior design from around the world to obtain inspiration, (I was inspired by all things Parisian with the last collection), however I also have a very big imagination and like to come up with ideas that I feel women would love regardless of the trends..
Your favourite place to enjoy high tea?
When in Australia, I will have high tea at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne and the Sofitel in Sydney, as we have a partnership with these hotels and they serve the high teas with our own designer tea ware collection.
When I’m travelling, I love to have high tea in my own High Tea Salon in Chengdu, China.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I have flexibility to do what I love and to express my passion of being creativity on a daily basis. I also love the social aspect of my job, networking with likeminded inspirational women when I collaborate with amazing businesses.
What’s next for Cristina Re?
There are always a multitude of big ideas, the creativity never stops! I would like to keep expanding internationally with my products and continue to grow the range into many different lifestyle products as well as interior, fashion and food products. I would like to publish a few books I am writing, and also plan to expand my high tea salons throughout Asia, Europe and America.