Bottega Veneta releases album

Bottega Veneta may be best known for its leather goods, but the brand’s creative director Tomas Maier has now branched into the realm of music. Maier has teamed up with Parisian DJ Michel Gaubert on Intreccio Uno, a two-disc compilation album featuring a medley of past runway show and store playlists. Artists featuring on the … Continued

Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition ‘Keepsake’ Bag

Bombay Sapphire has collaborated with homeware designers House of Hackney to re-imagine their iconic Hackney Empire print. It is featured on the specially created velvet pouch bag designed to keep special curios and pieces that have been collected on one’s travels. The Bombay Sapphire ‘Keepsake’ was inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s exotic botanicals that are carefully sourced and collected to … Continued

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012

The new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides have been released on October 15th, touching down in totally unprecedented cities. Hong Kong and Macau are being offered for the first time in an individual volume, while London, Paris and Rome are returning in an entirely revisited form. The indispensable European City box set is adding … Continued

Porsche unveils Panamera GTS

Porsche has revealed a performance version of its Panamera model at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Panamera GTS, designed to propel the Panamera from the urban elite to the race track, will hit the roads early next year with a price tag of €116,716 in Europe. Boasting a top speed of 288km/h, the … Continued

Fendi Resort 2012 Ad Campaign

Natasha Poly was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Resort 2012 advertising campaign images of Fendi in front of yellow backdrop.

Queen to rent out palace during London Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II has given her approval to rent out state apartments at St. James’s Palace as party venues during the 2012 London Olympics. Companies with long-standing ties to the royal family that hold royal warrants can now have a chance to throw a bash in the royal palace. The palace is in a prime … Continued

LVMH launches yacht business in India

LVMH Group’s yacht-building firm Princess has announced formal entry into India and is aiming to sell up to five luxury boats in the next year. Smallest of these yachts cost INR40million ($790,000) while at the higher end, the price can go up to INR300million ($6,000,000). “We will sell four to five yachts in the next … Continued

PPR-founder François Pinault buys $32 million home

François Pinault, founder of luxury conglomerate PPR, has just paid $32 million for a historic mansion in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. It was designed, according to The Telegraph, in 1868 by Philip Webb, the ‘Father of Arts and Crafts architecture.’ It also has triple-height ceilings. The house was previously owned by Professor Bernard Nevill … Continued

Yellow Sun-Drop diamond sells for $11 million

A 110-carat yellow jewel called the Sun Drop Diamond, thought the biggest of its kind in the world, sold for a record 10 million francs ($10.9 million) at auction in Geneva. The gem was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and wowed visitors to London’s Natural History Museum where it was displayed earlier this year. … Continued

Versace for H&M London shoppers to meet Donatella

Donatella Versace will be in London to officially launch the Versace for H&M collection when it goes on sale on Thursday, November 17. The Versace creative director will welcome shoppers to the British capital’s flagship store on Regent Street at around 9am tomorrow morning. The 43-piece collection finally reaches some 300 stores across the globe … Continued

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

Jaguar has unveiled its most powerful open-topped GT ever on the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker took the wraps off the XKR-S Convertible November 16, describing the model as a “new performance echelon” at the top of its XK range. Boasting a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, the model tops out … Continued

Forbes launches new website for travel experienes

US hotel rating program Forbes has launched a new website which allows visitors to browse the hotels and experiences it rates online. Announcing the launch with its 54th annual listing of five and four star hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes said that the site would provide a new, interactive way for users to access its … Continued

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford has announced the launch of a record-breaking V8 engine, debuting in the Shelby GT500 this week, ahead of its Los Angeles Auto Show debut. The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 contains a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, making it (by Ford’s reckoning) the most powerful production V8 … Continued

Singapore family books $1 million Virgin space flight

A Singaporean businessman, his wife and two children have paid $1 million to become the first Asian family to fly together on space-tourism airline Virgin Galactic. “I had lunch yesterday with a guy who got in touch with us in Singapore, and over lunch he signed his contract for not just a seat, but for … Continued

James Bond Rolex sold at Christie’s auction

The auction house Christie’s auctioned in Geneva on Monday a very special Rolex watch worn by Roger Moore, aka James Bond in the film “Live and Let Die”. The James Bond Rolex watch comes complete with a buzz saw and a hyper-intensified magnetic field to deflect bullets. “The watch is unique. It is the watch that … Continued

Victoria Beckham is ‘best emerging British brand’

British brands including Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Mulberry were winners at the Walpole Awards in London on Monday, November 14. Beckham, whose eponymous dress collection debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2008, received the Emerging British Luxury Brand gong. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen took the British Luxury Design Talent prize, and Mulberry … Continued

Tamara Mellon launching lifestyle brand?

Industry sources have claimed Tamara Mellon has plans to launch an eponymous lifestyle brand. The founder and chief creative officer of high-end footwear label Jimmy Choo has remained silent since her resignation from the company was revealed on Sunday. Mellon is scheduled to leave Jimmy Choo at the end of this month, with WWD reporting … Continued

2012 Mercedes Benz ML63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has released the first teaser image of the 2012 ML63 AMG ahead of its official world debut this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2012 ML63 features a significantly greener powertrain, with fuel consumption of 16 mpg (14.7 l/100km), up a third from its predecessor. It will feature a powerful 5.5-liter … Continued

WWF sounds warning on caviar

Poaching and illegal trade in sturgeon caviar persist in Romania and Bulgaria, posing a serious risk to the highly threatened species of fish, WWF warned Monday. A total of 52.5 kilos (115.7 pounds) of illegal caviar, retailing for upwards of 6,000 euros ($8,200) per kilo, originating in the two countries was reported by European Union … Continued

Versace for H&M shoppers must abide strict rules

H&M announced Monday rules for shoppers looking to purchase items from the Versace for H&M line when it goes on sale later this week. The hotly anticipated collection will soon hit around 300 stores worldwide and online, although to ensure the launch goes as smoothly as possible consumers will have to follow some strict regulations. … Continued