China shifting to no-logo luxury

The tastes of China’s wealthy are shifting away from designer goods with flashy logos to more understated luxury brands, the chief executive of French fashion house Chloe said Friday. That shift has helped Chloe become one of the Swiss luxury goods company Richemont Group‘s fastest-growing labels in China, its CEO said. “China has been very … Continued

Filthy rich? Britain needs YOU

The United Kingdom is aiming to attract an altogether different class of visitor with the launch of a new marketing campaign with Dubai-based airline Emirates. A new marketing campaign dubbed “Britain. A tradition of Luxury” is unashamedly targeting wealthy individuals — those with over $1 million in disposable funds — to persuade them that Britain … Continued

Bentley iPad, iPhone and Blackberry leather cases

Bentley and its luxury leather partner Ettinger have devised a range of modern must-have personal accessories to be launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Inspired by the Beluga and Hotspur interior trim colours of the Bentley Continental Supersports, the capsule collection of leather items in black and red leather with contrast stitching includes keyrings … Continued

New French Michelin guide gets makeover

In an effort to distance itself from accusations of being elitist, this year’s Michelin Guide France 2011 has revamped itself to cater to the mainstream diner. This year’s edition, to be released March 3, has expanded its “Bib Gourmand” section with a listing of 601 restaurants offering a complete prix fixe (fixed price) menu for … Continued

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2011 in Capri

Featuring model Anne Vyalitsyna in a breathtaking backdrop of Capri, the Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 Cruise Collection is based on four themes – 60s styles colorama, modern nostalgia, Lolita on the road and 50s Hollywood glamour.

Breitling for Bentley (Ice Record Edition)

The new watch commemorates a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports which recently set a new world speed record on ice by driving at the impressive speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h). The event took place upon the frozen waters of the Baltic sea near Oulu, Finland. The titanium-cased Breitling watch (worn by … Continued

Aston Martin unveils new Virage

Aston Martin took the wraps off its latest model, the new Virage, February 23, promising that it “does everything with the perfection that you would expect today.” The Virage, which sits somewhere between the brand’s luxury DB9 and sporting DBS, is designed to complete the British brand’s sporting Gran Turismo lineup and will be displayed … Continued

Dior suspends chief designer John Galliano

Dior suspends chief designer John Galliano following his arrest for alleged assault French police briefly detained British fashion designer John Galliano in Paris on Thursday evening for alleged assault and making anti-Semitic remarks The detention in Paris’ fashionable Marais district came after Dior’s chief designer allegedly verbally accosted a couple seated on a cafe terrace. … Continued

Mr Porter Makes Its Stylish Debut

Mr Porter, Net-à-Porter’s new shopping site for men, is now live, offering established menswear brands such as Paul Smith and Alfred Dunhill, but also a broad range of more ‘niche’ labels including Lock & Co Hatters or Band of Outsiders. Regularly updated editorial content brings you inspiration from style icons (Mick Jagger, Basquiat, Johnny Depp), … Continued

Maserati GranCabrio Sport

Maserati will introduce its latest performance model, the GranCabrio Sport, next week at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The 4.7-liter V8 has been retuned to deliver 444 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant works with a ZF six-speed automatic transmission that uses a MC Auto Shift software based on the one features on … Continued

World’s most expensive purse worth $3.8 million

The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million. The most expensive purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours. The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517 diamonds (105 … Continued

Fiat 500 by Gucci

Fiat today took the wraps off of its latest co-branding project, the Fiat 500 by Gucci that will be showcased at next week’s Geneva Salon. The car is customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat’s Centro Stile and is available in just black or white. Both cars are garnished with Gucci’s … Continued

Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Chérie Commercial

Black Swan star Natalie Portman features in a new TV ad for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Chérie fragrance. Again directed by Sofia Coppola, this latest installment for the scent shows the Oscar nominee as her most French self, dressing up in Dior (bien sûr), lounging around a dreamy bedroom, and blindfolding her male counterpart. Natalie … Continued

Ferrari FF World Premiere online today

According to an official press release issued by Ferrari, the FF will make its world premiere today, February 23rd 2011, at 6:00pm CET on Clients and enthusiasts can experience this exceptional event in eight different languages by simply connecting to the website. The world premiere in Maranello will be presented by Ferrari Chairman Luca … Continued

Lamborghini Gallardo Singapore Limited Edition

Lamborghini is celebrating its 10 years of presence on the Singapore market with the unveiling of a new special edition Gallardo Singapore Limited Edition. What sets this limited edition Gallardos apart from the regular Raging Bulls are the red stripes on the sides and a Merlion logo that’s labeled on the exterior of each car. … Continued

Westwood Teams Up With Chivas Regal

British luxury brands Chivas Regal and Vivienne Westwood have announced a new collaboration at London Fashion Week – the limited edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old by Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne Westwood’s creation for Chivas Regal clearly illustrates Westwood’s unparalleled reputation for design excellence and pattern cutting know how. With the current design of the Union … Continued

Royal Wedding: William and Kate’s Invitation

Gold embossed invitations to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been sent out to 1,900 guests. Gilded invitations issued in the name of Queen Elizabeth II began dropping onto doormats this week after being sent out on Wednesday and Thursday, with the monarch’s EIIR cypher die-stamped in gold. While names of … Continued

Ultra-luxury automakers still hesitant over EVs

Rolls-Royce will join the electric car club at the Geneva Motor Show, but like many of its luxury counterparts, it seems uncertain that electrified vehicles are the future. It will show a one-off electric version of its $300,000 Phantom sedan at the show before sending the vehicle on a global test tour. Rolls-Royce, one of … Continued