Dolce & Gabbana’s new e-commerce

Dolce & Gabbana launched its e-commerce site today – together with e-tailer Yoox – with content in seven languages. The site will display magazine-style catalog through which shoppers can “shop the look.” There are also links to videos of its runway shows and advertising campaigns. will sell all of the label’s collections, and in … Continued

World’s most expensive city? Try Luanda

Angola’s capital Luanda retained the unenviable title of the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, narrowly edging out Tokyo, according to a new survey. The Mercer group‘s study named the Pakistani port Karachi as the least expensive city, with living around three times cheaper than in Luanda. Oil-rich Angola is a magnet for foreign workers … Continued

Liv Tyler in new Givenchy beauty ads

The Hollywood actress is expanding her portfolio: apart from modeling for denim brand G-Star, she is now also the face of Givenchy beauty. Having previously starred in the French house’s Very Irresistible fragrance ads, Tyler can now be seen promoting Givenchy’s makeup campaigns, including for its Démesure Audacious Lashes mascara. All of these latest images … Continued

Rihanna is the new face of Emporio Armani

Rihanna will replace Megan Fox in the next cycle of underwear and jeans ads for Emporio Armani. Rumors were previously swirling when the star tweeted: “U would NEVER guess what I’m doing right now!!! Hint Hint #Armani,” but now it’s official: she will star in the campaign for both lines starting this fall. Rihanna is … Continued

New artistic directors at Kenzo

LVMH on Tuesday announced the appointment of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as artistic directors of the ready-to-wear label Kenzo with immediate effect. They replace Sardinian designer Antonio Marras, who has held the post for eight years and who shows his own name label in Milan, “After eight successful years, LVMH and Antonio Marras have … Continued

Adriana Lima for Blumarine Fall 2011 Campaign

Adriana Lima, who has fronted Victoria’s Secret as well as Givenchy ads, has landed a new gig right in between both brands for the sexy yet high-fashion Blumarine. For fall/winter 2011/12, Italian designer Anna Molinari’s fashion label revisits earlier campaigns: Lima already starred in its ads back in 1997. Shot by Michelangelo di Battista in … Continued

And the world’s best hotel is …

Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania has been named the best hotel in the world by influential magazine Travel + Leisure in its Annual World’s Best Awards 2011. The destination, which is comprised of Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp and Faru Faru Lodge, was named at the top of the list of the world’s best hotels, … Continued

Absolut Blank Campaign launched in Shanghai

The Absolut Art Collection Tour is about to make its final stop in Shanghai after touring across Asia Pacific over the past few months. The Absolut Art Collection, a celebration of art, creativity and popular culture, includes works by Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Rosemarie Trockel, Béatrice Cussol and Angus Fairhurst, to name a few. This … Continued

Audemars Piguet Gstaad Classic for Only Watch 2011

Luxury timepiece maker Audemars Piguet will be once again present to Only Watch 2011 with the Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic. This one-of-a-kind model in pink gold features a caseback engraved with the inscription “Audemars Piguet Only Watch – Gstaad Classic – 2011”. Its dial is inspired by the 1920s, lending a discreetly vintage touch that … Continued

Bangkok named ‘World’s Best City’

Thailand’s capital Bangkok has been named the world’s best city by influential US travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Announced as part of its World’s Best 2011 Awards issue to be published July 22, the prestigious title was awarded based on the votes of thousands of Travel + Leisure readers who voted for cities around the … Continued

Van Cleef & Arpels for Only Watch 2011

The wonderful “ONLY Watch” you see here was conceived and brought to this world by Van Cleef & Arpels. Named “From the Earth to the Moon”, this unique piece will be auctioned in September at the ONLY Watch 2011 charity auction. On the dial you will see a fantastical space theme, executed with inlays of … Continued

Vietnam luxury car sales on the rise

Luxury cars are increasingly irresistible for many Vietnamese, say industry players who report rising sales even as daily life becomes harder for the majority struggling to cope with one of the world’s highest rates of inflation. Audi’s A6, launched at the Vietnam Auto Expo last month, costs almost $142,000 — which would take the average … Continued

Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase watch

Since 2009, Swiss watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant celebrates the legendary Runabout yachts of the roaring 20s by offering an attractive series of limited edition timepieces named “Runabout”. To complete the best-selling range, the Geneva-based brand this year introduces a new version: the Runabout Moonphase. Absolutely magnificent through its stunning design, this model is available in … Continued

Anna Wintour receives the Legion of Honor

Anna Wintour, Editor of U.S. Vogue Anna Wintour was awarded a Legion d’Honneur award by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on July 6 Wearing brand-new Chanel Couture that had walked the night before, Anna accepted her pin in front of a crowd that included Bernard Arnault, Karl Lagerfeld, Stefano Pilati, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, … Continued

Joie de Vivre Announces First Hotel Outside California

Californian hotel favorite Joie de Vivre has announced Arizona is to be its first destination outside of its home state. The boutique hotel chain, which operates over 30 properties in California, confirmed last week that it had selected Scottsdale, Arizona for its next opening, where it will compete with the likes of Fairmont, Four Seasons … Continued

Trump Panama Opens

Donald Trump marked his entry into Latin American real estate Wednesday with the Panama City opening of his 70-story resort, the tallest building in Latin America. The sail-shaped structure, soaring 284 meters (932 feet) into the sky, is a luxury resort and residential address that added to a real estate boom in Panama. The Trump … Continued

Jimmy Choo – Walking The Line

‘Walking the Line’ is a short film made by Jimmy Choo in collaboration with Mr Porter showcasing key pieces from the new men’s shoe collection. Shot in New York City, the short film follows a man who takes risks in life by “Walking The Line”. As well as online at Jimmy Choo and Mr Porter, … Continued