The phrase “made in China,” once anathema to luxury brands for its suggestion of counterfeiting, is acquiring new meaning in the context of professional education. Beginning in September of 2011, Skema Business School , which is among the largest of France’s Grandes Écoles, will offer the degree of master of science in luxury and fashion … Continued
Two matching portraits of princess Diana and Prince Charles by pop art icon Andy Warhol have gone on display for the first time since 1982, ahead of being sold. The paintings show Charles in naval attire against a blue background. His first wife Diana wears a formal dress and is pictured against a pink background. … Continued
Consumers are now able to rate airlines using review site TripAdvisor in the same way they can rate hotels, the site confirmed January 12. In a move which will see traveler reviews displayed alongside the flights that it sells, the Expedia-owned travel giant has added a new feature that allows travellers to rate airlines on … Continued
As three of the world’s newest cruise liners just steamed into New York harbour, the organization representing the world’s cruise lines is expecting a record 2011. New Yorkers were treated to a fireworks display to celebrate the simultaneous visit of Cunard‘s Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth to the city. It is only … Continued
Louis Vuitton has a trio of leading models including Freja Beha Erichsen, Kristen McMenamy and Raquel Zimmermann for its spring 2011 campaign. In front of Steven Meisel’s lens, the group invites us into their boudoir full of colorful accessories and eastern inspired garments.
Luxury-brand awareness is growing among China’s super rich, who recognize 20% more of the lavish brands than they did last year, according to the Hurun Report. The 2011 Best of The Best Survey, which interviewed 401 Chinese mainland millionaires, each with assets of more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million), said the super rich in … Continued
The Chinese Timekeeper (CTK), a new luxury watch brand, has launched its first collection of exclusive mechanical timepieces. The Hong Kong luxury house carries on China’s fine watchmaking tradition with its unconventional timepieces crafted in China. CTK draws inspiration from the ancient scholar Su Song’s work. Su Song was a renowned Chinese astronomer of the … Continued
Increasingly, travellers who wake up in a luxurious hotel bed can head home and order the accessories to recreate the experience for themselves at home. This week, Swiss luxury hotel chain Swissotel announced its first online shop Swissotel At Home, selling bed linen, towers and bathrobes used in its hotels, as well as Swissotel branded … Continued
Michael White of the Ocean Independence has listed the 70 metre Reverie for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000. Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded. The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and … Continued
Hugo Boss have revealed their Spring/Summer 2011 campaign featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw and Ben Hill photographed by Cédric Buchet.
This traditional, Parisian-style brasserie French restaurant has already had an established following in Hong Kong. You can enjoy signature dishes like, Bouillabaisse, Steak Tartar, French Mussel, Crepe Suzette or the Souffle! La Brasserie differentiates itself from other French restaurants in Hong Kong by featuring old-world dishes rarely available in the city such as pressed duck.
After much anticipation and years of preparation, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) officially opens its doors today. The 341-room hotel, with 124 executive residences, is the second Ritz-Carlton in Dubai and the sixth property in the region for the luxury hotel company. This hotel is directly linked to the Dubai International Financial Centre … Continued
The British cell phone manufacturer Vertu has once again partnered with Ferrari to release the Ascent Ferrari GT handset. Inspired by the equally high-end Italian cars, the Vertu Ascent Ferrari GT has a body made made forged titanium with a matte black PVD finish. The black and red hand-sewn leather ornaments use the exact same … Continued
First launched in 2008, Horological Machine No2 revolutionized the world of haute horlogerie with its distinctive rectangular shape, flying buttresses, dual portholes and modular construction. The crystal-clear sapphire case of HM2-SV then took the revolution even further by offering unprecedented visual access into the meticulously hand-finished, 349-component engine powering the indications on HM2’s iconic twin … Continued
Caveman Case Co, Arizona-based makers of handmade leather-bound iPad cases, announces its first cover for the iPad with Caveman. The case itself delivers in its promise as an elegant, sharp and sophisticated light weight case for your device – it weighs under a pound! Along with a luxurious, screen friendly, velvet interior, Caveman has a … Continued
The new Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph watch is a modern re-interpretation of the classic monopusher produced by the brand in 1948. The 42mm red gold or stainless steel case surrounds the intricately detailed dial that contributes to the Capeland’s distinguished presence. The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap … Continued
The world’s leading cognac house Hennessy has launched the Hennessy V.S.O.P Hélios, the first of the “Privilège Collection by Hennessy”. An exclusive new bottle will be released each year from this collection to reveal exceptional and exciting facets of this most famous V.S.O.P cognac in the world. Hennessy V.S.O.P Hélios has varnished its bottle in … Continued
Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its next-gen electric vehicle, the SLS AMG E-Cell, which is on display at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL is part of Mercedes-AMG’s “AMG Performance 2015” strategy that aims to continually reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors … Continued
Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi & Barbora Dvorakova directed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel short movie – Window World.
Marchon – the world’s third-largest eyewear firm – is making 3D movie viewing chic with designer glasses fit for fashionistas. The US-based firm unveiled a collection of 3D glasses at the television-crazed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that runs through Sunday in Las Vegas. “We believe in the fact that anything you put on your face … Continued