Located in the heart of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, directly across from Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa is Silver Retail, a charming boutique filled with rare treasures and distinctive gifts. From designer clothing and handbags, to stunning jewellery and accessories by local and internationally renowned artisans, as well as the complete line of luxurious La Prairie skin care products, fragrances, and cosmetics, one is sure to find special gifts and extra special indulgences.
An eclectic collection of fashionable jewellery includes the work of a number of designers, two of whom are locally based.
Rachel Christ of Xie Xie designs now operates out of a studio in South Sound, but she originally learned the craft of silversmithing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and every piece in her collection is painstakingly hand crafted. Taking inspiration from her travels in South East Asia, Ms Christ works mainly from silver sheet and natural stones, although she has recently started a line in gold. The jewellery maker handpicks all her gemstones from dealers in Jaipur, Bangkok, and Vientiane and it is the unexpected gemstone pairings that lend her work its uniquely bohemian style.
Anne Feitelberg, another Cayman resident whose work is showcased at Silver Retail, is mainly self-taught. Creating simple and timeless jewellery pieces from fine silver and gold provides a creative outlet and is the perfect antidote to her work as a clinical psychologist. Incorporating gemstones such as quartz and jasper, Ms Feitelberg favours designs that are multi-functional and can be worn every day rather than reserved for special occasions.
The jewellery designs of Ms Christ and Ms Feitelberg sit comfortably alongside those of fashion guru Steven Anton Rehage, more commonly known as Rage. The young designer, who has worked alongside fashion icons such as Tom Ford at Gucci, is best known for his sterling silver jewellery that contemporary in style but with a classical twist. The signature hammered texture found on many of his pieces is inspired by sunlight dancing on waves and elements of a youth spent next to the ocean are apparent in much of his work. Each piece of Steven Anton Rehage jewellery is handmade in the designer’s studio in Mexico, using ancient techniques.
True indulgence comes in the form of La Prairie anti-ageing skin products.
These luxurious cosmetics were first launched in 1978, tracing their roots back to the renowned La Prairie clinic in Montreux, Switzerland. Pioneers of anti-aging therapy, La Prairie products are some of the most effective cosmetics available today to combat signs of ageing.
La Prairie is proud of the science behind the luxury and the Cellular Complex, a patented formula of age fighting ingredients that deliver essential nutrients to the skin, lies at the heart of their products. A combination of energisers, nourishers and firmers enhance the skin’s own metabolism, helping to prolong a youthful appearance in even the most delicate skin.
Faultless research meets unparalleled indulgence in the packaging and presentation of these products, all of which are suitable for both men and women, contain a high concentration of pure ingredients and are not tested on animals.
The full range of La Prairie products are available at Silver Retail, including Cellular Power Infusion, the newest and strongest in the line. Cellular Power Infusion is a four-pack of youth elixirs to recharge, renew and rebuild skin by simultaneously treating the three key factors of aging: loss of energy, handicapped functionality of skin cells and weakened quality of the skin tissue. Anyone can incorporate it into their existing skincare regimen as a booster. After one month plus of daily usage, skin will look brighter and fresher.
Silver Retail also features some very exclusive and one of a kind fashion designs
by Sachin and Babi for Ankasa. The design team have been highly sought after in the fashion world for over a decade, having created rich, unique fabrics and embroideries used in the couture of some of the most exclusive fashion houses in the world. In recent years the duo has launched a line of home accessories using their signature fabrics along with a very small and very exclusive collection of ready to wear couture. The unusual fashion forward designs are produced in very limited quantities and Silver Rain is one of the few boutiques where their collections are available, and at affordable prices.
Complementing the clothing lines are designer handbags from Clara Kasavina, who is famed for her use of rare skins such as alligator, python and ostrich, and for adding sparkle to her handbag designs with Swarovski crystals.
Whether its a gift for a friend or loved one, or a special treat for yourself, it is hard not to find something irresistible in this charming den filled with all things beautiful and indulgent.