Having become a signature of the Dolce&Gabbana brand over the years, the Animalier print sets the tone for the new S/S 2011 sunglass and optical collections.
The sunglasses collection includes three models ranging from a more masculine, aviator style to Sixties-inspired and rounded silhouettes, all expressed through a color palette of poppy red, slate blue, purple orchid, yellow ochre and sapphire.
W Hotels opened its 40th hotel and new flagship in London February 14, bringing the brand’s design-led luxury to the colorful streets of Soho.
The 192-room property stands ten stories tall above the city’s famous Leicester Square and is covered in translucent glass which changes color according to the time of day and the ambience of the area.
Italian sparkling mineral water San Pellegrino has undergone a temporary transformation, after accepting Bvlgari’s invitation to mark the luxury jeweller’s 125 -year anniversary. The bottle is already available from Colette.
Just one year after opening its first casino, Singapore has emerged as Asia’s hottest new gambling capital with a revamped cityscape and billions of dollars pouring into the economy.
“Singapore has made a dramatic entry to the casino gaming market,” financial consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report estimating the city-state’s casino gaming market at $2.8 billion in 2010.
The first casino opened in Malaysian-controlled Resorts World Sentosa on February 14, 2010, with US-based Las Vegas Sands following two months later as the world economy was still clawing itself out of recession. Continue reading →
Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11.
The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a “parallel full hybrid model” at the show.
Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, unveiled at last year’s Geneva Show, which has received fairly good reviews in Europe and the US. Continue reading →
If you really loved your meal at one New Yorkrestaurant, you can now walk out with the skin of the animal you ate.
Marlow & Sons, an eaterie in the city’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, wants clients to be able to remember their meals forever by purchasing items such as bags made from the hide of cows and other animals served up from the kitchen.
“We want something people could enjoy beyond their dinner,” Kate Huling, wife of the owner, told AFP. “They come in, they eat, they leave and usually think of something else. So the bags really preserve and honor that animal.” Continue reading →
A measure of any Asian businessman is the time he keeps and, far more importantly, the watch he wears to mark it.
A handshake can be soft or firm but will likely soon be followed by a glance to the wrist to see the watch wrapped around it, especially in China.
A heavy slab of gold could be a marker that the person is from an inland city. A more expensive, understated watch could be a sign that they’re from the coastal cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen or Beijing. Continue reading →
The PuristS’ family of horology websites is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2011. A number of watchmakers and brands will be issuing limited edition or piece unique watches to commemorate a decade of PuristS independence on the horological scene. The first PuristS 10th watch announced is the Chocolate Frog from MB&F. Continue reading →
The growing list of billionaires in India is an enticing prospect for executive jet makers seeking to recover from a slump in demand caused by the financial crisis.
Prominent among exhibitors at the ongoing Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore were manufacturers such as US-based Gulfstream and Brazil’s Embraer — both hoping to seduce corporate high-flyers with their luxury private planes.
The global private jet market had a hard landing in 2008-09, with jet prices plunging by up to 30 percent and actual flying time falling by an estimated 40 percent. Continue reading →
Local firms using Facebook and other social media to market themselves are garnering brand recognition on a par with luxury heavyweights like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a study showed Thursday.
Findings by Firefly Millward Brown showed Singapore retail chains being identified alongside famous international labels as the most recognisable brands.
Social media users in Singapore placed yoghurt chain Soghurt and local grooming firm Juup Nails alongside famous names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Adidas in terms of brand recognition, the study showed. Continue reading →
Designed to be the most luxurious SUV ever created, the Ultimate features a dark atlas grille, special badging, and exclusive 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels.
Land Rover has outfitted the SUV with a veritable first-class cabin that includes four individual buckets, separated front and back by middle console with aluminum tray tables and a drinks cooler in the back. Continue reading →