Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mondrian soho hotel bedroom

Morgans Hotel Group Unveil the Mondrian SoHo

Mondrian soho hotel bedroom

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.”
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Stella McCartney Kids spring 2011

Stella McCartney S/S 2011 Kids Collection

Stella McCartney Kids spring 2011

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.
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Jerry Hall diamond

Cora Sun Drop Diamond On Display

Jerry Hall diamond

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.
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Kirsten Dunst in Bulgari Fragrance Ad

kirsten dunst Mon Jasmin Noir

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.
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Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp Watch

Hermès – Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp

Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp Watch

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.
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Ashton Kutcher Alessandra Ambrosio

Ashton Kutcher in sexy jeans ad

Ashton Kutcher Alessandra Ambrosio

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.
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Lady Gaga Nicolas Formichetti Sebastien Peigne

Gaga on the catwalk for Mugler

Lady Gaga Nicolas Formichetti Sebastien Peigne

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.
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ipad2

Jobs Unveils Apple’s iPad 2

ipad2

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.
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Vivienne Westwood Palladium Jewelry Collection

Christina Hendricks In Vivienne Westwood’s Jewelry

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Jewelry Collection

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!”
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Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar unveils its most powerful car ever

Jaguar XKR-S

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.
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MBF Rebel Watch

MB&F HM3 ReBel unveiled!

MBF Rebel Watch

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.”
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teodorin obiang

African dictator’s son orders luxury superyacht

teodorin obiang

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.
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Toyota FT-86 II

New Toyota sports car concept at Geneva

Toyota FT-86 II

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.
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Lamborghini Aventador picture

Lamborghini unveils Aventador flagship

Lamborghini Aventador picture

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.
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YSL Manifesto SS11 tote

YSL’s Manifesto Spring/Summer 2011

YSL Manifesto SS11 tote

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.
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