Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lacoste 2012 women

Lacoste Spring 2012

Lacoste 2012 women

A more discreet crocodile, now in silk, a touch of leather and plenty of flow: Lacoste presented its Spring 2012 collection on Saturday with a focus on women, the first under its new artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista.

Oliveira Baptista said his vision in designing the line of clothes was that of a woman who was “energetic, casual and chic.”

Rene Lacoste, the French tennis player and businessman who founded the clothing empire in 1933, “was a visionary,” Oliveira said.
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Banyan Tree Macau

Banyan Tree opens Macau resort

Banyan Tree Macau

The new Banyan Tree Macau has opened within the US$2 billion Galaxy Macau resort complex, providing a luxurious retreat for gamers.

The all-suite resort offers such extras as a relaxation pool in every room and the brand’s signature villas situated beside the resort’s unique rooftop wave pool.

As more and more tourists head to China, major tourism operators are looking for new and improved methods to grab their share of the market.
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Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco

Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”

Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco

VIP guests from around the world came together in Monaco on September 8th to celebrate the launch of the Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”.

Montblanc pays tribute to Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco and her artistic legacy with their new collection.

The Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco” is consisting of three one-of-a-kind fine jewellery sets, timepieces and writing instruments.
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wet deck hong kong

Wet Deck at W Hong Kong

wet deck hong kong

W Hong Kong continues to WOW the town this summer by the launch of its poolside bar Wet Deck on the 76th floor.

With the phenomenal views and sophisticated gourmet palate, Wet Deck refines the art of delights in this bustling city and depicts an explosion of fantasy.

Located on the 76th floor, WET DECK is the highest outdoor poolside bar in Hong Kong, being 211 metres (692 feet) above the sea level.
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Miss Lady Dior Handbags 2011

Marion Cotillard for Miss Dior Handbags Fall 2011

 Miss Lady Dior Handbags 2011

Marion Cotillard is fronting Miss Lady Dior Handbags campaign – Photographed by fashion photographer Mikael Jansson – for fall 2011 season.

The French actress looks picture perfect while posing in fall worthy attire with luxury handbag collection featuring the chain-link handled Miss Dior handbag.
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Mulberry bags New York

Mulberry opens first US flagship store in New York

Mulberry bags New York

Mulberry has opened its largest and third retail location in New York and for the first time will offer its entire collection in-store in the United States.

Mulberry’s third New York location, and its second in the SoHo district, is on Spring Street. The new location is 5,000 square feet and opened Sept. 6.

The space has white pillars, dark reclaimed wood flooring and high tin ceilings, according to a report from Women’s Wear Daily.
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BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case

Bell & Ross BR02-8 for Infiniti

BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case

Infiniti has unveiled the Limited Edition BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch, engineered by Bell & Ross.

The watch is the second timepiece revealed by Infiniti, the first of which was the special edition BR03-92 Instrument Phantom model commemorating the arrival of the Infiniti FX Limited Edition.

The seconds hand and eighth digit sit on a matt black dial, featuring a photo-luminescent finish in the same purple used by Infiniti.
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Kokorico

Kokorico Fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier

Kokorico

Spanish model Jon Kortajarena dances the flamenco in a feather costume in a new commercial for Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Kokorico perfume.

Shot by Jean Baptiste Mondino, the clip is further proof of dance’s current popularity in beauty campaigns.

just recently, Léa Seydoux danced the Apache for Prada’s Candy fragrance, and Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, and Abbey Lee busted their best moves for Fan di Fendi.
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Anne Hathaway Tods

Anne Hathaway for Tod’s

Anne Hathaway Tods

Anne Hathaway has been selected for the Tod’s “signature collection” fall/winter advertising campaign.

The visuals, photographed by Mert & Marcus, show the star on top of a glossy red car in what is a fashionable homage to the brand’s Italian heritage.

The “signature” collection will target a younger, more fashion-forward clientele.The international campaign debuts in fashion magazines worldwide from October 2011.

3 evian Bottle with Bag

Evian’s Design Bottle by Courreges

3 evian Bottle with Bag

Evian has this year partnered up with French fashion designer Courrèges to imagine a new limited edition bottle.

This design combines evian’s free-minded spirit with the House of Courrèges’ nonconventional creativity.

Courrèges is known for pioneering key trends though the decades, from having discovered pants for women in 1963 to starting the mini-skirt revolution.

The evian bottle by Courrèges features the design house’s elegant white and pink emblematic flower on the backdrop of evian’s iconic glass bottle silhouette.
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Rémy Martin XO Louis XIII

Rémy Martin XO and Louis XIII Cocktail at Claridges

Rémy Martin XO Louis XIII

The Claridges bar in Mayfair has launched a new and unique cocktail which combines Rémy Martin XO Excellence and the King of Cognacs Louis XIII.

Created by Claridges Bar Manager, Denis Broci, the “Fleur de Lis” mixes Rémy Martin XO Excellence with dissolved sugar and a twist of citrus rind.

Each cocktail is served in a chilled Martini glass and topped with a spray of century old Louis XIII cognac from a specially designed atomiser.
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Shang Palace Shangri-La Paris

Chinese haute cuisine comes to Paris

Shang Palace Shangri-La Paris

The opening this week of Shang Palace restaurant will at long last answer an unresolved question: Is Paris ready for truly gourmet Chinese cuisine and the prices that come with it?

That the capital of fine dining might give an ambitious Asian eatery the cold shoulder is not unimaginable.

For most French people, Chinese eats rhymes with bottom-of-the-food-chain takeout, not 80 euros for lunch and 120 for dinner per head.

Only one Chinese establishment in Paris has ever shined in the Michelin Guide firmament, and then only fleetingly. Modest by comparison, Chen Soleil-Est earned its lone star — literally front page news across France — in 1999 and lost it in 2007.
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Roberto Cavalli Japan Flagship Store

Roberto Cavalli Opens First Japan Flagship Store

Roberto Cavalli Japan Flagship Store

Italian brand Roberto Cavalli has announced that it will open its first Japan flagship store in September, with the designer behind the label to visit Tokyo to mark the opening of the boutique in early November.

The store is located in the city’s upmarket Aoyama district and will also be the first directly owned and managed Roberto Cavalli boutique in Asia.

Tokyo is on the world’s stage of fashion, glamour and sophistication,” said Cavalli. “This is a city of energy and inspiration.
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The Jaguar C-X16

Jaguar C-X16 hybrid concept

The Jaguar C-X16

Jaguar has released new details of a hybrid sports model it is working on as a potential successor to the legendary E-Type.

The new C-X16 two-seater uses a new 3.0-liter V6 engine along with a 70kW hybrid motor and is described as an ‘exploration’ of future performance hybrid options.

Using a combination of gasoline and batteries, the C-X16 offers a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds, with an electric-only top-speed of 50 mph (80 km/h)
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kelly croco bleu

Hermès cannot meet demand for bags and scarves

kelly croco bleu

Hermès, the luxury Parisian fashion house, says it cannot produce enough silk scarfs and luxury handbags to meet soaring demand.

The 174-year-old company, regarded as the must luxurious of the super-luxe labels, announced a 50% jump in first-half profits to €291m due to huge demand for its Kelly and Birkin handbags in the US and Japan, despite the economic downturn.

But Patrick Thomas warned investors that the company would not be able to maintain its stellar performance for the rest of the year because it was running out of stock.
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Novak Djokovic

Djokovic Joins Audemars Piguet’s Ambassadors

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, joined team Audemars Piguet as its latest brand ambassador.

In a secret visit several months ago to the watch company in Le Brassus, Djokovic expressed his high regard for the brand’s latest watches.

The three-time Grand Slam champion stated that he had been deeply impressed by “the beauty and the complexity of the movements,” produced there.
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Ducati AMG Diavel

Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

Ducati AMG Diavel

Ducati is to show a new motorbike inspired by the Mercedes-Benz AMG line at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.

The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition is the flagship model of the 2012 Diavel family and has been co-inspired by AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance racing brand.

Based upon the Diavel Carbon, the new model features AMG’s signature wheel styling and an AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps, the finishing touch to the hand-built matte black carbon-fibre body work.
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Starwood's Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest points most valuable

Starwood's Preferred Guest

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program has topped a list of the ‘best value’ reward programs from US website NextAdvisor.

Preferred Guest, a loyalty program which rewards hotel guests for their stays in Starwood-operated brands such as W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien and St Regis, offered a worth of $0.021 per point when redeemed for a hotel stay.

It isvconsiderably higher than competing programs such as Marriott Rewards and Hilton HHonors, whose points were worth $0.008 and $0.005 respectively.
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Eterniti Hemera roof

Eterniti Hemera: First Official Photo

Eterniti Hemera roof

A new British car company in the mold of previous greats such as Jaguar and Bentley has released one image of its new model, set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Eterniti Motors, which describes itself as an ‘independent, boutique British luxury carmaker,’ said September 5 that its first model would be the world’s ‘first super-SUV,’ releasing the first image of the roof.

The Eterniti Hemera is said to feature a ‘limousine-like rear cabin’, complete with reclining seats, iPads and a drinks chiller, making it suitable for chauffeur driving.
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