Amber Lounge back in Monaco with fashion extravaganza benefiting Autism Rocks

The place to be during the Grand Prix F1 of Monte-Carlo

Who has been organising the most alluring Grand Prix Formula 1 parties for more than a decade, in prime locations around the world, from Monaco to Singapore, Mexico City and Abu Dhabi? Yes, you got it right, it is Amber Lounge! Founded by Sonia Irvine, Amber Lounge launched its first party in 2003 in Monaco during the GP F1 and like good wines it gets better with time. One of the most exclusive clubs on Earth, it will once again spark the glamorous Principality of Monaco still considered to be the jewel in the F1 crown with its breathtaking location, attractive social scene and historic battles between driving legends dating back over a century. With VIP guests mingling with F1 drivers and celebrities, Amber Lounge will be no doubt the place to be and be seen during the upcoming 73rd Monte-Carlo Grand Prix scheduled from May 21-24, 2015.

The incredible fast competition takes place in the picturesque but narrow and winding streets of Monaco, widely considered the most challenging and demanding race of the season and the one every driver wants to win. Located between the mountains and the blue waters of the Mediterranean, it provides the perfect ambiance for this legendary international F1 event, with exclusive parties in an electrical atmosphere, luring the most beautiful people, the rich and the famous. And you will find all of them at Amber Lounge during three nights of exceptional partying, an unforgettable experience that will leave an indelible memory. Sonia Irvine and her highly professional team kick off the three-days celebrations with the Friday night concept U*UNITE, under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, encompassing fashion, charity auction, gourmet dining and clubbing under one roof to the delight of their distinguished guests.

Watch the video of Amber Lounge 2014 to give you a taste of what’s in store for this year:

U*NITE where glamour meets social responsibility

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Sonia and Eddie Irvine @ALFM

Sonia Irvine, always wanting to innovate, had moved the fashion show inside last year to make it more intimate, but she realized everybody preferred to be outside, so she moved it back by the pool area. Bravo! The handsome F1 drivers will be smartly attired by Apsley the famous family brand of more than 125 years, dedicated to service the most demanding clients’ tailoring needs. Attractive models will accompany them, all dressed by the internationally acclaimed fantastic duo of Odabash & Macdonald, back by popular demand. Among the drivers who have walked the Amber Lounge catwalk are Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, and Jenson Button to name a few.

Through the years the front row of the fashion show have been filled by A-list celebrities and royalty, including HSH Prince Albert II, HSH Princess Charlene, Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Silvstedt, and many more. You are certainly guaranteed to be in great company!

As Amber Lounge organisers firmly believe that luxury and glamour rhythms perfectly with social responsibility, there will be a charitable auction where everybody will have the chance to show their generosity by contributing to raise funds for Autism Rocks, dedicated to serving and celebrating people on the Autism spectrum through art, recreation and community. The association collects funds exclusively for the Autism Research Trust with the help of the music industry’s biggest names. Over the years more than Euro 4 millions has been raised up to date for charity organisations such as Special Olympics, Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, The Brain and Spine Foundation, and now Autism Rocks. Amber Lounge really cares!

When prompted to define the U*UNITE notion, Sonia Irvine said: “We created Amber Lounge as a place to unite all of the F1 teams, motorsport fraternity and VIP’s in a luxurious environment. The extension to Amber Lounge U*NITE was natural…Uniting Fashion, Dining, Charity and the Club under one roof as only Amber Lounge can do it.”

Odabash & Macdonald fashion’s top celebrity duet

Julien Macdonald OBE (Order of the British Empire), better known as JMac, is a Welsh fashion designer who has appeared as judge on the TV program Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model with supermodel Elle Macpherson, as well as Project Catwalk. In June 2006 he was awarded and OBE in the Queen’s birthday Honors for services to fashion. His first love was dancing but a course at Cardiff Art College revealed his talent for fabric design and from then on he has been moving onwards and upwards in his successful and rather controversial career because he dares to go the extra mile. JMac’s ability to design show-stopping, figure-hugging, revealing pieces is clearly appreciated by the rich and famous; Joely Richardson, Danii Minogue, Gery Halliwell, Carmen Electra, Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, Bonnie Tyler, Selena Gomez. His creations have a true star quality. At the recent London Fashion week the catwalk master showed slicked-back-hair models in very high heels, not a lot of underwear under the super tight dresses, with angel wings spread across the back and chest perfect for jet-set Queens, definitely only for women in top shape.

The other side of this incredible duo is Melissa Odabash, an American fashion designer and former swimwear model based in London, who lived and worked in Italy for many years. She has appeared on many TV shows from mentoring models in British & Ireland Next Top Model to being a worldwide network correspondent for France 24 during the Royal Wedding and using her fashion expertise in Strictly Come Dancing it Takes Two. She is well known for her beachwear designs and Vogue described her collection as being the “Ferraris of swimwear”. Odabash is the ultimate luxury holiday lifestyle brand and her exotic, attractive and rather sensual designs are indispensable for the sophisticated global traveler. Her pieces have everlasting style with use of top quality fabrics to make women feel their best no matter her body type. She continues to be the designer of choice by top celebrities during their flamboyant holiday escapades; the likes of Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Heidi Klum, Chery Cole, Beyonce to name just a few.  As an extension of her luxury collection Odabash collaborates with good friend JMac, and together they have produced two capsule collections stretching the swimwear boundaries creating bold and unique signature pieces that Amber Lounge is bringing exclusively to its privileged guests.

A weekend to remember!

After the chic fashion show and charitable auction, a delicious gourmet dinner will continue to tempt your senses, adding to the lavish experience.The festivities will continue during the lavish weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24, with a carefully constructed blend of luxurious dining, top class music, notorious live performances and partying till the wee hours of the morning, when the first rays of the sun caress the horizon. Three days and nights of luxurious lifestyle!

Saturday, May 23

  • 10:00 – Watch qualifying on-board the Amber Lounge Celebrity yacht
  • 21:00 – Amber Lounge Dining with a delicious gourmet menu with unlimited fine wines.
  • 22:30 – After-party with international DJ sets, live performances and the F1 Girls’ Night Out

Sunday, May 24

  • 10:00 – Watch the F1 race on board the Amber Lounge Celebrity yacht
  • 21:00 – Amber Lounge Dining with a delicious gourmet menu with unlimited fine wines.
  • 22:30 – Another unforgettable line-up and the F1 drivers’ after-party

Amber lounge Yacht Hospitality drops anchor in the port of Monte-Carlo

To top it all, the ultimate GP race weekend may be enjoyed on board the Amber Lounge luxury 30-meter tri-deck yacht that provides unparalleled trackside views, within splitting distance from the racecars that will make your heart race fast with excitement.

The VIP package includes: Saturday and Sunday race viewing, trackside mooring, F1 Driver appearances, exclusive interviews and autograph signing, tender transfers, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, all day open bar and more. If you want to pamper yourself even more you may choose to stay on board in one of the well-appointed yacht cabins. In previous years guests were able to partake with Romain Grosjean, Paul di Resta, David Coulthard, Heikki Kovalainen, just to name a few, and socialize with celebrity guests like Kim Kardashian, Eva Simons, Gareth Bale, Rachel Hunter.

For detailed information go to www.amber-lounge.com or contact hospitality@amber-lounge.com

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