Paris’s Hotel Le Bristol is about to unveil a $33 million revamp that includes an ultra-luxe penthouse occupying the top floor of the hotel.
The 2,583-square-foot, two bedroom suite encompassing the entire eighth floor is set to become one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world.
It will feature incredible views of the rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré and the famed Le Bristol gardens-the largest of any Parisian hotel.
On Janaury 13, L’Oréal Paris announced the latest star to appear in ads for the cosmetic giant: No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani.
“I can’t believe I get to be one of the L’Oréal Paris girls,” the singer told US-based celebrity magazine People.
“I love playing dress up, on stage or shooting videos, it’s always been one of my favorite parts of being in a band.”
Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has just released initial details and images of the 612’s successor, the FF.
Set to make its world public debut at the forthcoming auto show in Geneva this March, the all-new Ferrari FF was designed by Pininfarina, showing an entirely new GT sports car concept.
The FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four, which means it is the company’s most powerful four-seat ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.
The Prada Spring 2011 ad campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and stars Mariacarla Boscono, Arizona Muse, Kinga Razjak, Zuzanna Bijoch and Tati Cotliar.
The commerical’s release wasn’t the only big news for Prada this weekend: The brand also staged a fashion show in Beijing.
The highest restaurant in the world opened its doors in Dubai January 23, promising “the world’s best dining out experience.”
Occupying the 122rd floor of Dubai’s enormous Burj Khalifa tower, At.mosphere is the latest record-breaker from the Emirate, which doesn’t seem to have lost any of its confidence following last year’s economic collapse.
Guests can dine on fresh products, while admiring a view more akin to that from an airplane window than a restaurant, some 442 meters from the ground.
2011, a new milestone for Governator ? Arnold Schwarzenegger has just finished his term as Governor of California, and should work again with James Cameron …
BusinessMontres reports that he might also become an administrator of Audemars Piguet with whom he has a long-established friendship!
2011 marks a new step in the historic partnership between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Audemars Piguet with the Royal Oak Offshore ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy’ Chronograph, a vibrant tribute to the actor/politician/businessman/athlete!
Lotus is going to launch a new luxury lifestyle brand, Lotus Originals, which will offer a range of performance outerwear, luxury knitwear and leather goods that reflect the craftsmanship, heritage and spirit of Lotus.
Lotus said it has carefully hand picked the very best suppliers and materials to work with to ensure that quality reflects the future of Lotus.
“Our goal with the Lotus Originals concept was to create a range of apparel and accessories that really capture the true spirit of our iconic British brand.”
Brave a few “security problems” and trek the mountain ranges of Pakistan, take a vacation in Kuwait where the sand is very hot or risk a bit of heli-skiing in Uzbekistan.
If you are a tourist ready to go somewhere a bit different, there is a growing queue of destinations desperate to welcome you; 166 nations jostled for attention this week at the World Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid.
Pakistan International Airlines joined for the first time, keen to get some of the action from 200,000 trade and general public visitors anticipated at the five-day fair.
Miuccia Prada has already won plaudits for her spring/summer 2011 collection — simply-cut dresses and suits in a quirky mix of stripes and solids, with bold splashes of orange, violet and electric blue.
But by displaying the clothes on a runway in Beijing on Saturday evening, her first catwalk show outside Europe, and adding a few looks from her spring menswear line, the Italian designer signalled her focus on China’s huge market.
Actresses Gong Li and Maggie Cheung added a bit of high-wattage star power to the show at the Central Academy of Fine Arts museum — a surefire way to maximise local media coverage and get the Prada message to the masses.
LaCie has teamed up with French luxury brand Christofle to produce a silver-plated, pebble-shaped 4GB USB flash drive called “Galet”.
The luxury USB flash drive, which sells for $130, is plated with silver and shipped in its own pouch and gift box from LaCie’s Paris factory.
The drive includes LaCie’s password-protection software and a matching amount of online storage via Wuala, providing extra protection, and is USB 3 compatible.
A sneak peek at Stella McCartney Spring 2011 Campaign features Joan Smalls & Malgosia Bela posing in the labels pieces lensed by Maert & Marcus.
The ads show Bela wearing a collage of blown-up images of McCartney’s Spring fruit print or Smalls wearing a swimsuit-shaped collage of pastel-colored suit lapels.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s sexy new Emporio Armani underwear and Emporio Armani jeans ads have arrived.
Nadal replaced soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who starred in the previous Emporio Armani underwear campaign.
Megan Fox, who is also the face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, is reprising her role in the sultry black-and-white images shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
German manufacturer of writing instruments, watches and luxury accessories Montblanc recently joined the endless list of brands to produce a case for the iPhone.
Catering for the most sophisticated end of the market, the case is available in your choice of either white or black leather.
RuLeaks, a Russian WikiLeaks type site has posted photos of a lavish mansion alleged to be Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s estate on the Black Sea.
The existence of the “Putin palace” on the Black Sea was discussed by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius in an article last year.
According to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, the still under-construction digs cost more than $1 billion, include an amphitheater and three helipads
The spring/summer 2011 Miu Miu women’s wear campaign evokes the spirit of performance and the stage.
Here is a sparkling hall of mirrors, where every facet of a woman’s imagination and desires is revealed through both personality and wardrobe.
Textile, colour and cut are as poetic and complex as the characters they convey.
The world’s most expensive residential apartments at One Hyde Park have been officially unveiled yesterday in London.
Around 350 guests were shown the apartments which reportedly start a £6.5m for one bedroom and go up to £140m for a penthouse. Prices average £6,000 a square foot, and are reportedly the highest ever paid for residential space.
60 percent of the apartments have already been snapped up, mainly by foreign business leaders from the Middle East, Africa, Russia, China and India.
Organizers of Boot Düsseldorf, one of the world’s largest boat shows, have said that demand for space has picked up as the event prepares to open this weekend.
An extra three thousand square feet of space have been added to the show this year, which may not sound like a lot but is being seen as a positive sign for the eight day event, which suffered with the rest of the industry in the economic downturn.
Consumers could see some good from the recession, with the economic conditions challenging and strengthening the varied exhibitors who will be at the event.
Shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre, the Dior Homme spring 2011 collection is revealed In an austere setting.
The model Victor Nylander sports a number of signature Dior Homme by Kris Van Assche styles.
To coincide with the movie, a shoot photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and model Baptiste Giabiconi will also be unveiled.
Mexican beer brand Corona has launched a new hotel in Madrid, called “Save the Beach hotel” and made entirely of rubbish.
It is constructed out of 12 tons of items found littered on Europe’s beaches and is designed to raise awareness of the plight of coastlines and seas around the world.
Designed by German artist HA Schult, it will be open to visitors in the Spanish city between January 19 and 23, coinciding with a tourism fair held there — a similar exhibit was installed in Rome for the World Environment Day week.