Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Milan readies for men’s fashion fest

men undies milan show

Milan is preparing to host its annual men’s fashion show on Saturday, billed as the biggest in the world.

Thirty-six brands including Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Prada are set to take to the catwalks for the four-day fashion festival.

The autumn-winter collection show kicks off on Saturday with top brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce&Gabbana, Jil Sander and Roberto Cavalli.
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Rolls Royce ‘consider electric car’

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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is planning an electric limousine, which would be rechargeable…with zero emissions, the dailymail reports.

There has been speculation for two years that Rolls-Royce was planning a top secret electric model.

Then, before Christmas, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive said an electric or alternatively-fuelled ‘experimental’ Rolls-Royce model would be a ‘good idea’.
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Versace Spring/Summer 2011 Accessory Campaign

versace handbag January Jones

Get the complete look at the new Spring/Summer accessory campaign for Versace, featuring actress January Jones.

The Mad Men actress appears totally nude at the adverts but she does keep her modesty with the help of Versace handbags.

The images were directed by Donatella Versace and shot by Mario Testino in London.
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MegaYacht Senses

Larry Page Buys $45 Million Luxury Superyacht

MegaYacht Senses

Google’s billionaire cofounder Larry Page just bought a $45 million superyacht called Senses from a New Zealand business man named Sir Douglas Myers.

The stylish 194-ft. expedition superyacht was designed by Kusch Yachts and built back in 1999 at Germany’s Schweers yard with a refit in 2010.

The superyacht features interiors by design genius Philippe Starck with accommodation for 10 guests and 14 crew over six decks.
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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

porsche 918 rsr photo

Porsche has given the strongest hint yet that it intends to pursue hybrid technology with the unveiling of a new concept at the North American International Auto Show.

The company, which is making a high-profile return to the Detroit show after a four year hiatus, launched the 918 RSR January 10, a motorsports version of the 918 Spyder hybrid concept car first shown in Geneva last year.

It features a V8 engine which contributes 563 hp, backed by an electric motor on each front wheel which add 150 kW of power to take the 918 RSR’s total up to 767 hp.
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“Voice” – Alfred Dunhill S/S 2011 Campaign

Charlie Siem violin virtuoso

For Spring Summer 2011, Alfred Dunhill presents a change in communication direction focused on celebrating brilliance.

Recognised achievement is the ultimate masculine aspiration and can only ever be attained through skill, intelligence, drive and the ability to be extraordinary.

The casting for Voice paid no regard to age, look, status or trend – only achievement. Voice is an honest and elegant portfolio of British men.
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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

2011 will be the year of the new IWC Portofino. The flagship of the new range will be the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days (pictured above in steel).

The Hand-Wound Eight Days features a 8-day power reserve with indicator, seconds subdial, and a watch strap crafted by Italian Shoemaker Santoni.

Powered by an all new IWC manufacture movement, the 37.8mm 59210 calibre is a reminder of the days of classically dressed men and their pocket watches.
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Gold Vending Machine Debuts At Vegas Casino

gold to go ATM

The Golden Nugget hotel in downtown Las Vegas is living up to its name with the installation of an ATM that dispenses gold instead of cash.

Visitors are now able to buy gold coins and 24-karat “bars” weighing from 1 gram to 1 ounce at the new Gold to Go machine.

Prices automatically adjust every 10 minutes to reflect actual market value. The one ounce coin, at the moment, goes for about $1,400.
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China follows capsule hotel trend amid travel boom

capsule hotel

China has followed Japan‘s lead in the capsule hotel market, amid an explosion of leisure travel in the world’s most populous country.

The first capsule hotel in Shanghai opened at the weekend, less than a month before the Spring Festival holiday, when hundreds of millions of people crisscross the country to celebrate Lunar New Year with their families.

The hotel has 68 cabinet-sized rooms imported from Japan, each equipped with a power point, clock, light, television and wireless Internet.
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Video Of Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 Fashion Show

tom ford spring 2011

Tom Ford promised to release a film of his Spring 2011 debut womenswear show when the clothes are nearly in stores, and he’s delivered.

The video is set to Karen Elson’s song Pretty Babies (who’s also seen in the clip) and features backstage shots, runway shots of the numerous models and celebrities, along with audience reactions.

Ford hired Terry Richardson to photograph the show — you’ll see him flitting around all over the place with his camera.
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Christofle Vase Bottle

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque By Christofle

Christofle Vase Bottle

Christofle have created a silver-plated filigree vase to encase magnum of the signature anemone bottle, Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee, the Belle Epoque 1998.

Limited to an edition of 150 pieces, only 5 of which are available in the UK, each one is hand-worked and a beautiful, contemporary interpretation of Galle’s original floral creation, showing off the elegance and craftsmanship of Christofle’s silversmiths.

1998 has produced a truly fantastic vintage due to ideal weather conditions giving a high level of maturity and a lot of freshness.
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Burj Khalifa China

China plans $1.3bn ‘seven-star hotel’

Burj Khalifa China

Beijing authorities plan to build a “seven-star hotel” modelled after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia.

The hotel will be erected in western Beijing‘s Mentougou district some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Chinese capital’s centre.

The Saudi side is expected to foot the entire bill but we still dont know why such an expensive project would be located in the underdeveloped rural area.
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172 W Lake Rd Tuxedo Park property

$4,950,000 Lakefront Mansion in Tuxedo Park

172 W Lake Rd Tuxedo Park property

Grand scale living is possible within the walls of this timeless Colonial, built by famed architect Bruce Price in the year 1880.

Considering all of the specifics, you will quickly come to the conclusion that this is truly a great example of the finest in luxurious lakefront living.

Throughout the 10,000 square feet of living area, many tasteful, period details, such as the 12 fireplaces and multiple columns, are still kept intact.
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Gauguin work expected to fetch £10 mn in London

gauguin Nature morte

A painting of sunflowers and a nude by French artist Paul Gauguin is expected to fetch up to 10 million pounds at auction next month, Christie’s said Friday.

Gauguin’s Nature morte à l’Esperance, a still life painted in 1901 when he was living in Tahiti, will be the star lot of a sale of impressionist and modern art in London.

The painting was presented to the media on Friday, the first time it has been seen in public since 1989.
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Lady Gaga Polaroid G30 digital camera

Gaga unveils her Polaroid line at CES

Lady Gaga Polaroid G30 digital camera

One year after being named Polaroid’s creative director, Lady Gaga unveiled three new products on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The three new products include a set of sunglasses that doubles as a digital camera, a portable wireless printer for Bluetooth mobile phones and the new updated Polaroid instant camera.

The stylish GL20 Camera Glasses sport a camera and 1.5-inch OLED screens that capture and display images and video, also allowing wearers to show them on the outer screen/lenses.
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Mercedes-Benz Ciento Once GWA Tuning

2011 Mercedes Ciento Once by GWA Tuning

Mercedes-Benz Ciento Once GWA Tuning

GWA Tuning has drafted a one-off prototype based on the Mercedes-Benz C111 called the Ciento Once.

The San Antonio, Texas-based tuner, owned by designer Arturo Alonso, decided to revive the 1970 C111 to create another gullwing Mercedes.

The C111 was an experimental vehicle by Mercedes-Benz that featured a four-rotor Wankel engine.
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Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2011 Campaign

Daria Werbowy ad ferragamo

Ferragamo‘s Spring Summer 2011 campaign, featuring models Daria Werbowy and Clement Chabernaud was shot by Mikael Jansson in Ibiza.

The ads reinterpret the seduction and bohemian spirit from the classic French film, La Piscine, the source of inspiration for the season’s collection.

Dominated by summer sunlight, the photos evoke the type of languid, luxurious summer holiday expected of the Salvatore Ferragamo jet-set couple.
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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Comte Noir Graf Weckerle

Graf Weckerle Ferrari 599 GTB Comte Noir

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Comte Noir Graf Weckerle

Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen, a luxury car customizer from Germany, has released the details and images their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano program called the Comte Noir.

While a standard 599 GTB is powered by a six-liter V12 engine with 620 HP, the Comte Noir edition delivers an impressive 835 HP.

Although the 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed of the car have not been announced, they’re probably quite higher than the ones of the standard car.
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The Mira Hong Kong

China’s top design hotels honored

The Mira Hong Kong

The cream of China’s hotel industry has been selected by a Chinese publication, with the top gongs going to properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou.

The China Best Design Hotel Awards were awarded last month in Shanghai, with three exclusive properties coming top of the list — The Mira Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Shanghai and the Four Seasons Hangzhou West Lake.

Presented by The Bund, a Chinese lifestyle magazine, the China Best Design Hotel Awards are chosen by public vote and a panel of international design experts.
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