Prada Resort 2012 Campaign

The resort 2012 campaign from Prada enlists French actress and model Léa Seydoux for a romantically dark series of images lensed by Steven Meisel.

Buy an island near Venice for $28 Million

San Spirito Island, situated in a lagoon that is a ten-minute boat ride to Venice’s San Marco Square, is now for sale with an asking price of €28 million. The private island has 3,500 square meters of existing historical structures and the potential of an additional 4,500 square meters of new construction. “The island could … Continued

The Ritz-Carlton opens its first hotel in Saudi Arabia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will open its first hotel in Saudi Arabia, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh on October 24. The palatial hotel, with 493 rooms and suites, is situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre. The hotel’s stately architecture is modeled on traditional palaces with ochre facades blending … Continued

Porsche Design P’9981 Blackberry

Research in Motion, in collaboration with Porsche Design, launched its latest BlackBerry smartphone Porsche Design P’9981. The exterior is made up of a forged stainless steel frame and the rear is covered with hand-wrapped leather. It also boasts of a laser cut QWERTY keyboard. The P’9981 comes fully functional with 8 GB of hard-drive memory, … Continued

Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection

International lifestyle brands Nespresso and Shanghai Tang have joined forces for the first time to create the Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection. This collection brings together Nespresso’s much loved capsule coffees and Shanghai Tang’s contemporary luxury interpretations of Chinese heritage It has been specially created to celebrate the spirit of coffee inline with the … Continued

Cathay Pacific to serve restaurant meals in the sky

Cathay Pacific is to introduce meals from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants on board its flights. Although airlines regularly draft in celebrity chefs to create in-flight menus, recreating cuisine served at ground level is a trickier business not least because of the logistics of preparing food in an aircraft galley and the different way … Continued

Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1

The partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Racing celebrates its seventh year of existence with the AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1. Powering the AMVOX 5 is the self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 752 which runs at 28,800 vph has a 65-hour power reserve, 279 parts, 41 jewels and a pink gold oscillating weight. Limited to 250 pieces only, … Continued

The Royal Wedding Perrier Jouet Bottle

The royal wedding Perrier Jouet Champagne is the latest limited edition bottle for the Monaco’s Royal Wedding that took place earlier this summer. The symbolic choice by the Perrier Jouet house was born from a love story between the founder, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët over two hundred years ago. For fans of Prince Albert … Continued

World’s Most Expensive Motorhome

The world’s most expensive motorhome – the eleMMent palazzo – has gone up for sale for a whopping $2.6 million. The 40ft long palace on wheels designed by Marchi Mobile features an ensuite master bedroom, pop-up roof terrace, underfloor heating and a bar. The luxurious vehicle has also an en suite bathroom, rainfall shower, separate … Continued

Prada to release jewelry range

Italian fashion house Prada is readying its first jewelry collection for the holiday season. It will be priced from from $448. Pieces,including necklaces, cuffs, earrings, bracelets and brooches in everything from patent to crocodile leather, will be going on sale in November. See the designs on French actress Léa Seydoux in Prada’s latest resort collection … Continued

Elisa Sednaoui for Cavalli Gold

Model and actress Elisa Sednaoui will be the face of Roberto Cavalli‘s signature fragrance, which will be released in early 2012. “Elisa is self-confident and she has an amazing personality. She has got this animal side, she is enthusiastic, really sexy with a stunning body and hypnotic eyes.” “She is the woman every woman would … Continued

Hermes Petit h collection

Hermès has launched a new collection dubbed “Petit h”, a series of “unidentified poetic objects” formed from defective inventory and factory-floor leftovers. Various artists have created a series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories and toys ranging from leather stuffed animals to porcelain beaded bracelets. The items are part of the Petit h collection, which is being … Continued

InterContinental confirms new hotel brand next year

InterContinental, the world’s largest hotel firm and the name behind hotel brands such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, is set to launch a new chain next year. In a speech at the firm’s annual conference in Las Vegas, IHG’s America’s boss confirmed to staff that a new hotel brand was on the way. “If … Continued

Blancpain X Fathoms Dive Watch

Renowned Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has unveiled the X Fathoms dive watch, the most high-performance mechanical diving watch ever produced. The waterproof masterpiece was launched on Tuesday (25 October) in the depths of the Aquarium at the Dubai Mall in the U.A.E. The new watch provides professional divers with all the accuracy of an electronic device, while … Continued

Jumeirah opens above-sea ‘Ocean Pearls’

Jumeirah has opened a new cluster of ‘water villas’, dubbed ‘Ocean Pearls’, at its all-suite Jumeirah Dhevanafushi hotel in the Maldives. Designed to make visitors feel as if they are in the middle of the ocean, the new villas sit on platforms suspended directly above the water, nearly a kilometer offshore from the main resort. … Continued

Michael Jackson is world’s top dead earner

For the second year in a row, Michael Jackson has topped Forbes magazine‘s list of top-earning dead celebrities. The King of Pop, who died two years ago at the age of 50, brought in $170 million for his estate over the past 12 months, enough to place him ahead of every other pop music act … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld x Château Rauzan-Ségla

To help mark the 350th anniversary of the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard, Karl Lagerfeld has designed the label for the 2009 vintage. The 2009 vintage wine will feature a special colorful label highlighting the castle found in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France.

Sony Personal 3D Viewer hits Harrod’s in London

Sony‘s Personal 3D Viewer has gone on sale a couple of weeks early at Harrod’s, one of London’s most iconic stores. Sony’s HMZ-T1 feature two 0.7 inch, ultra-small high definition colour OLED displays (1280 x 720), giving the impression of a 750 inch 3D cinema screen. Audio is supplied through two ear pieces, and the … Continued

Rolls-Royce heads to South America

Ultra-luxury brand Rolls-Royce has announced that it is to enter South America for the first time in its history. Its first dealerships were likely to open earlier next year, during a visit to the continent by Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös. Rolls-Royce models will be sold by dealerships operated by the Via Italia group in Brazil … Continued

Pulteney single malt is “world’s best whisky”

A single malt whisky produced by a distillery in a remote part of Scotland has beaten 1,200 whiskies from around the world to be crowned World Whisky of the Year. The Old Pulteney whisky produced by the Pulteney distillery in Wick, northern Scotland, took the top spot in Jim Murray’s respected 2012 Whisky Bible. Despite … Continued