Mondrian SoHo, Morgans Hotel Group’s third Mondrian and debut hotel property in downtown Manhattan, officially opened this week.
Morgans selected Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the visionary behind the re-imagined Mondrian Los Angeles, to create Mondrian SoHo in collaboration with the company’s renowned in-house design team.
Noriega-Ortiz’s design for the hotel draws inspiration from Jean Coucteau’s 1946 romantic French fantasy film “La Belle et la Bête.”
Stella McCartney Kids expands into its first full range collection for S/S 2011 with an extension into wholesale distribution and enhanced on line shopping experience.
The fun and modern styles for boys, girls and babies, aged newborn to 12 years, is available on the dedicated website and will be in stores worldwide next week.
The new Stella McCartney Kids collection is effortless, playful and vibrant capturing the energy and freedom of summer.
London’s Natural History Museum is currently hosting the most stunning yellow diamond in the world – the Cora Sun-Drop.
At 110-carats, the Cora Sun-Drop is roughly the size of a woman’s thumb and is largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond known in the world.
It has been lent to the museum by leading US diamond manufacturer Cora International for display to visitors for a limited time.
Italian luxury label Bulgari has released the ad image for its new fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir, a flanker to the 2008 perfume Jasmin Noir.
Actress Kirsten Dunst can be seen covered with only some draped fabric, holding a giant flacon of the fragrance and sitting next to a real lion.
Mon Jasmin Noir, which features notes of lily of the valley, sambac jasmine, musky nougatine and vibrant wood, is now exclusively available at US department store Nordstrom before being rolled out internationally from next month.
The Arceau wristwatch imagined in 1978 by Henri d’Origny lends itself ideally to a pocket-watch version.
Its asymmetrical attachment and its lugs naturally invite a cord-strap fixed to the arch like a stirrup leather to a stirrup, thus evoking the saddle- and harness-making origins of Hermès.
Whether in a trouser or jacket pocket, the manner of wearing the Arceau Pocket further accentuates the innate classic chic of the original watch design.
Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher stars alongside top model Alessandra Ambrosio in Colcci’s fall/winter campaign, released via the Brazilian label’s Facebook page.
Photographed by Steven Klein, the ads are deemed a big improvement from last season’s ads that featured a very oily Gisele Bundchen, but some fans are commenting that the new release looks too much like a Calvin Klein campaign.
Colcci is one of the biggest fashion brands in Brazil, with its fashion shows constituting one of the highlights of each Sao Paulo fashion week.
Miniature specialist Anatoly Konenko, from the Siberian city of Omsk, has built the world’s smallest aquarium.
It is just 30mm wide, 24mm high and 14 mm deep – enough to hold just 10ml of water, or about two tablespoons’ worth.
The mini-aquarium is even equipped with a water purification filter to keep the water healthy for fish.
Lady Gaga hit Mugler‘s runway on March 2, while premiering her new track, “Government Hooker.”
A live broadcast showed backstage preparations before following Gaga onto the stage where she walked among fashion models, dramatically demonstrating the flowy fabrics of Nicola Formichetti’s creations for the fashion house.
What came down the runway was not as alienesque or ‘anatomic’ as expected — apart from the fully tattooed Rick Genest’s appearance and the occasional sculpted pointy ears of course.
Zara has finally given us a look at what’s to come in their spring / summer collections through their new campaign. The model for this lookbook is Stella Tennant.
Apple‘s ailing chief executive Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a company event here on Wednesday to unveil a new version of the iPad that is thinner, lighter and features video cameras.
“We’ve been working on this product quite awhile and I just didn’t want to miss a great day,” said Jobs, who appeared gaunt but energetic.
The new iPad 2 features front- and rear-facing video cameras to enable video chat and is thinner than the previous version.
The Mad Men star models Vivienne Westwood‘s “Get a Life” Palladium jewelry collection in new visuals released March 2.
Hendricks, who has previously starred in raincoat label London Fog’s ads, said of the collection: “I love that there are dramatic pieces such as the crown and the heart necklace as well as more simple pieces such as the acorn earrings.”
“As Palladium is a naturally white metal, the pieces really sparkle under the lights and I cannot wait to wear them on the red carpet!”
Jaguar has joined the 300 km/h club with the unveiling of its most powerful car yet, the XKR-S.
Billed as the fastest and most powerful series production vehicle ever made by the brand, the XKR-S is expected to be available to order in September this year.
Offering a 5.0 liter V8 engine, Jaguar’s latest cub has been designed around its speed qualities with a dramatically redesigned front and a separate rear spoiler.
Part of MB&F’s HM3 (Horological Machine No. 3) design, the watch was done in partnership/kinship with Laurent Picciotto (Chronopassion, Paris).
The HM3 ReBel is a limited edition of 18 pieces in black PVD-treated white gold, blackened movement and 22K gold rotor.
That’s “ReBel” as in R for right (hand), B for Black (case). According to MB&F, “The black PVD-coated ReBel is a distinctive, rock ‘n roll mirror-image of the HM3 designed to be worn on the right wrist, as a few individualists out there want to do.”
Teodorín Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million.
According to Timeslive, it’s nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year.
German company Kusch Yachts has been asked to build the yacht, housing a cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, though construction has not yet started.
Check out this photo of Alexander Wang’s niece at New York Fashion Week sporting a dope little jacket and Chanel bag in tow. GQ says she is “the most fashionable (barely) one year old on the planet”.
“It is understood that Dior intends to go ahead with its runway show on Friday [March 4],” Women’s Wear Daily reports.
Christian Dior released a statement on March 1 saying it had fired John Galliano with immediate effect in the wake of his arrest over anti-semitic remarks last week.
Toyota took another step towards a new sports model March 1 with the unveiling of the FT-86 II concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
The biggest hint yet of the styling expected from a new production sports model, the FT-86 II was described as a model that paid homage to Toyota’s previous sports cars of the past such as the 2000 GT of the 1960s.
The model features a long, low hood and rear-set cabin and measures 4,235 mm long and 1,270mm high.
Louis Vuitton’s ad campaign for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection is out. It stars Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao and Doug Pickett, photographed by Cédric Buchet.
The campaign also features bags from the S/S 2011 Menswear Collection: Monogram Impression Sac Weekend, Utah Cabas Zippe, and Damier Graphite Elvis.
Italian sports marque Lamborghini has unveiled the new flagship of its lineup at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be delivered to the first customers in late summer 2011, the company confirmed March 1, describing the model as a “new reference among super sports cars.”
The model uses a carbon fiber monocoque (integrated chassis) which gives the Aventador a weight of 1,575 kg and features the same upward-opening doors used on its predecessors such as the Diablo and Murcielago.
Yves Saint Laurent will be launching its much-awaited Spring/Summer 2011 Manifesto on 5 March.
The publication will be released in major cities including London, Paris, New York, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Los Angeles.
‘La Manifesto’ features images starring face of YSL‘s S/S ’11 campaign, Arizona Muse, which has been photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.