Monthly Archives: September 2011

TechnoMarine Tuki Brando

Technomarine Watches ’11 Campaign

TechnoMarine Tuki Brando

Tuki Brando – Marlon Brando’s grandson, the son of his daughter Cheyenne Jackson – is the face of a new campaign for the French watch brand TechnoMarine.

Joining him on the company’s roster are Taiwanese model Chin Hsi, Arben Bajraktaraj and Slovakian model Ivana Vancova.

All are shown wearing a watch over one eye like a patch, in a strategy designed to appeal to a young, irreverent consumer.
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Citroen tubik high-tech minivan concept

Citroen unveils high-tech minivan concept

Citroen tubik high-tech minivan concept

Citroen has unveiled a distinctly unconventional concept set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this month.

The Tubik, a far cry from the sleek concepts normally on display at top auto shows, is a large van designed to explore the idea that ‘travel should be fun.’

Capable of seating nine passengers, the Tubik is designed in conjunction with Multicity, a transport-sharing scheme operated by Citroen in France.
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Victoria’s Secret Model’s Privates Bruised By Panties

Selita Ebanks victoria's secrets

You would think that wearing Victoria’s Secret’s jewel-covered fantasy bra and panties would be the most glamorous moment of a model’s life.

However, for super model Selita Ebanks, who slipped into underwear covered with $4.5 million worth of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and yellow sapphires, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ebanks, who wore the Magical Diamond Bra And Panty Set Of Destiny in the 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, says that the stones hurt in her special lady place.
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Kate Moss lipsticks

Kate Moss launches cosmetics collection

Kate Moss lipsticks

In a new commercial for her own range of lipsticks with Rimmel London, Kate Moss lets you in on why exactly it rocks to be a supermodel.

After waking up in a bed with three other models, Moss crashes a music video shoot with The Vaccines (where she naturally performs a guitar solo), jumps around in nothing but red panties, escapes on a helicopter, and looks fabulous the whole time.

Her lipstick collection, which launches at Boots in the UK on September 7, comprises seven colors ranging from red to plum.
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1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite grabs record price at Hong Kong sale

1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild has sold for almost $540,000 in Hong Kong, setting a world record price for a single wine lot auctioned this year.

The collection spanning 1981 to 2005 was knocked down for HK$4.2 million ($539,250) at Christie’s two-day Autumn wine sale.

The record price, below a HK$4.5 million pre-sale estimate, was “the highest value lot achieved at any wine auction worldwide this year,” Christie’s said.
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Charlize Theron Jadore Dior ad

Charlize Theron in new J’adore Dior commercial

French luxury house Dior has released a new ad for its iconic fragrance starring Hollywood actress Charlize Theron.

Charlize Theron Jadore Dior ad

Filmed at the Château de Versailles, the commercial depicts Theron arriving at an over-the-top fashion show where Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe are getting ready for the runway among other models.

While it’s not (yet) possible to smell a fragrance through a TV commercial, the actress’s golden dress (inspired by the scent’s flacon) and empowered walk down the catwalk comes a close second.

Watch the ad, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and set against The Gossip’s “Heavy Cross” below.

Maserati GranCabrio Fendi photo

Maserati GranCabrio Fendi

Maserati GranCabrio Fendi photo

Maserati will debut the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi, a special edition of the 4.7-liter V8 GranCabrio designed with legendary Italian designer Silvia Venturini Fendi.

The model uses a dark grey body color with a golden finish named Grigio Flamma Fendi and features the exclusive Pergamena Fendi wood trim interior finish, along with Fendi yellow trim and the brand’s F-logo stitched onto the seat.

Fendi’s Cuoio Romano leather (from its Selleria line) has been used for internal details such as the instrument cluster cover, the gear lever and floor mat profiles.
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Dominos Pizza Moon

Domino’s plans pizza on the Moon

Dominos Pizza Moon

The pizza restaurant chain Domino’s has claimed that it intends to sell its pizzas by opening a store on the moon.

Domino’s Japan President, Scott K. Oelkers states this outer-space program needs an estimate of 1.6 trillion yen ($21 billion).

Around Y560bn will be need to carry 70 tonnes of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon aboard 15 rockets.
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Smart ForVision

Smart ForVision Electric Concept Car

Smart ForVision

Smart has unveiled a new lightweight concept electric vehicle, set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.

The Smart Forvision, developed in conjunction with BASF, is designed to showcase the materials that could be used to make electric cars more efficient in the future.

One of the most striking features is a roof formed of transparent solar cells, which allows the car to generate enough energy from daylight to power the multimedia components and climate control fans inside the vehicle.
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Date with Scarlett Johansson

Win a Date with Scarlett Johansson

Date with Scarlett Johansson

Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers.

The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a special Louis Vuitton leather chest.

The lot is estimated to be worth 380,000 to 500,000 Hong Kong dollars (US$48,700 to $64,100). The proceeds of the sale will go to the Nature Conservancy in China.
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LV Monogram Canvas iPad Case

Louis Vuitton foldable iPad cases

LV Monogram Canvas iPad Case

Louis Vuitton have come out with two new iPad cases that also double as stands when you fold the top cover back.

The exterior of the Monogram iPad Case features Vuitton’s iconic monogram pattern along with a soft microfiber lining that protects the iPad.

It also has golden brass details, holes for a headphone jack, dock connector port, on / off buttons and volume control. The Monogram iPad Case retails for €475.
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Voice Alfred Dunhill 2011 Campaign

Alfred Dunhill Launch Luxury Augmented Reality

Voice Alfred Dunhill 2011 Campaign

Dunhill and Aurasma have collaborated to create a revolutionary digital experience, spearheading the creativity of augmented reality in the work of luxury and retail.

Alfred Dunhill have applied Aurasma technology to literally bring their Autumn Winter 2011 Voice campaign alive through your Smartphone or tablet.

This technology, when focussed on a flat image from the campaign transforms it into a moving image and a transactional platform. View the technology in action below!
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Kapoor illy art collection

Anish Kapoor for your morning illy cup

Kapoor illy art collection

The Italian coffee brand illy is extending the range of artist cups and saucers with a new limited-edition piece, created by celebrated Bombay-born sculptor Anish Kapoor.

Just like most of his creations, the new illy coffeeware has a metallic touch and is dedicated to blending emptiness/fullness and external/ internal in one piece.

Commissioned by the coffee-maker to do a new take on the classic, Kapoor responded by leaving the exterior untouched but silvering the interior, and adding a hole in the center of the saucer.
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Pearl 75 motor yacht

Pearl team up with Kelly Hoppen on new 75ft flagship

 Pearl 75 motor yacht

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced a special collaboration with British interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Kellyis has been brought on board to design the luxury interior of the flagship Pearl 75, which will be launched in early 2012.

Kelly creates stunning interior designs for luxury homes, yachts and private jets for an ever-expanding international high-profile client base.
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Champagne Popping

Australia corks its use of “champagne”

Champagne Popping

If you’re drinking bubbly in Australia that was bottled before September 1, there’s no telling where it actually came from.

But as of Thursday, any bubbly produced in that country can no longer label itself as champagne but will have to be called sparkling wine.

It’s part of a trade agreement that was signed between Australia and the European Union, meant to protect winegrowers around the world and enforce labeling laws, an initiative of the Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne, or CIVC in France.
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Lamborghini carbon fiber bags

Lamborghini Carbon Fiber Bags Collection

Lamborghini carbon fiber bags

Lamborghini claims to be the first company to utilize carbon fiber material in fashion accessories with their new line of fashion bags.

The bags will come in various styles – Travel, Messenger, and Envelope – with each completed in hand-stitched leather with palladium-finish galvanized brass accessories, hand-mounted studs, and cotton lining.

The colors of the bags are then highlighted by the diagonal graphite reflections, turn reflected by carbon fiber.
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Necker Nymph

Richard Branson renting out flying submarine

Necker Nymph

Described as an underwater aircraft, the Necker Nymph comes in tandem with the Necker Belle, Branson’s catamaran on the high seas.

But the Nymph allows boaters to get low, flying underneath the water to depths of 30 meters (98 feet). Helmed by a trained pilot, it soars at a speed of 6 knots (7 mph).

Dives typically last from one to two hours and passengers wear normal scuba breathing gear.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo updates 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo has previewed an updated 4C Concept which the Italian brand will be taking to Frankfurt next month.

The Alfa 4C Concept is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with a central engine, a length of about 4 meters and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 meters.

The new color is named Fluid Metal with Alfa claiming that it dynamically enhances the smooth and sinuous lines of the car.
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Dior Homme launches “The Wanderer”

The Wanderer Dior Homme

The Wanderer is a new short film for Dior Homme, released along with the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.

The video was conceived by creative director Kris Van Assche and shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre.

The campaign includes a series of nine photos that embody the spirit of the fall Dior Homme collection.
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