De Bethune Dream Watch IV iPhone case

De Bethune has released the Dream Watch IV, an iPhone 4S case that features a mechanical clock as well as protection for your phone… and your brain! Clearly inspired by the unique piece made for Only Watch 2011 (below), the pocket watch face is made from blued titanium with gold and diamond stars. The Dream … Continued

Lufthansa offers new First Class cabin

Last week Lufthansa sent its first retrofitted 747-400 from Hong Kong to Frankfurt and those flying first class were in for quite a surprise. Where previously these planes catered for 16 passengers in their ultra-luxury section, now they are fitted out for just eight and that means a full-length, window-side bed next to the seat, … Continued

Perrelet Turbine Poker Watch

Just released is the Perrelet Turbine Poker watch, a piece which makes very clever use of the brands aeronautical-inspired 12 blade double rotor dial. A selection of cards are hidden beneath the rotor blades which constantly revolves thus obscuring the cards which will not be revealed until the rotor stops. Perrelet offers three dial options … Continued

Loewe launch La Colección, exclusively at Harrods

La Colección by Loewe is “an exquisite collection of four fragrances created to reflect the elegant luxury of the house of Loewe”. The scents are named Loewe 1, 2, 3, 4 and were composed by perfumer Emilio Valeros. The new range is exclusive to Harrods for six months.

Oscar de la Renta to receive Artistry of Fashion award

Oscar de la Renta will follow in the footsteps of Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld by receiving the prestigious Artistry of Fashion award on September 12, 2012. Organized by The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York every September, the Artistry of Fashion award has become a key date … Continued

Piper Heidsieck – Black Cancan Millesime 2000

Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with Champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck on two new bottles – Black Cancan Millésime 2000 and the Piper-Heidsieck French Cancan. The Cabaret-inspired French Cancan bottle is dressed in black latex, fishnets and ruby masquerade mask at the neck. The Black Cancan Millésime 2000’s adornments include a Swarovski Crystallized stocking, a studded collar … Continued

Fairmont teams up with Le Labo

Luxury hotel chain Fairmont, which operates 60 hotels around the world, has announced a partnership with New York perfumer Le Labo for its in-room amenities. The brand announced Novermber 3 that Le Labo’s Rose 31, a Wallpaper magazine Best Perfume of the Year, would be the base of its amenity kits from this fall. The … Continued

As Italian stocks crash, truffle prices go up

Italian stock markets are sharply down this year, but the price of white truffle has doubled to 3,000 euros ($4,100) per kilogram in just a week. Truffle hunters say the increase is due to low average rainfall in areas where truffle is found, as well as higher demand — particularly from buyers in Asia where … Continued

Pucci won’t rule out affordable line

Pucci creative director Peter Dundas wouldn’t rule out collaborating with a department store on a low-cost line. Since the success of fashion house Missoni’s Target collaboration, fashionistas have been desperate to know which other designers will be following suite. Dundas has revealed to website styleite that although collaborations aren’t at the forefront of his mind … Continued

Pop-Up Mongolian Village By Shanghai Tang

They may now not have a formal home but the people at Hong Kong’s Shanghai Tang brand are still making consumers sit up and take notice. After 17 years at the Pedder Building in Central, Shanghai Tang lost the bid for the space to Abercrombie & Fitch, which will pay two and half times the … Continued

Brand-addicted Indians propel luxury sector

India’s luxury sales are expected to expand by a scorching 20 percent annually until 2015, as brand-smitten consumers snap up big names to flaunt their wealth. Luxury sales were slow to take off in India a decade ago, disappointing retailers who had rushed into what they hoped would be the next China — a vast … Continued

Tom Ford to dress James Bond for new “Skyfall”

Tom Ford “could not be happier” about dressing Daniel Craig in upcoming Bond movie Skyfall, scheduled for international release late 2012. It was revealed November 3 that the designer will be reprising his styling duties for the spy thriller, which is currently being filmed and stars the British actor along with new Bond girls Bérénice … Continued

A Crystal Christmas by Swarovski at Harrods

A dress costing £230,000, embellished with more than 150,000 Swarovski crystals, will go on display at Harrods this week as part of its Crystal Christmas event. The Ralph & Russo-designed dress will be the centrepiece of the department store’s Swarovski-sponsored window displays over the festive season. The dress, inspired by the decadence of the Twenties, … Continued

Porsche To Reveal A New Model at LA Auto Show

Porsche has confirmed that it is to stage the world premiere of a new model at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The German automaker will put the spotlight on a new model “boasting impressive performance and dynamic looks, exuding unadulterated driving pleasure.” Many bloggers and fans predict that the model could be a Cabriolet … Continued

Dupuy Vintage 1940 French cognac

The most exclusive spirits in the world, including a French cognac from the Second World War, will be featured at the largest wine and spirits fair in Asia this week. As one of only two bottles in the world, the Dupuy Vintage 1940 will be shown off at the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair … Continued

Dassault Falcon 2000S

Dassault has unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a midsize price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a price tag of under $25 million, Dassault claims the Falcon 2000S will feature the largest cabin, longest range and best performance in its class . New inboard wing slats … Continued

Chivas Regal and Dan Funderburgh

Chivas Regal have teamed up with New York illustrator Dan Funderburgh to launch a limited-edition gift tin for its 12-year-old expression. The tin, which is inspired by the Chivas Regal crest, features a gold image of the lion emblem which appears on all Chivas Regal packaging.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC Schaffhausen, the sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, has released the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012″ The Volvo Ocean Race is an exciting around-the-world race covering over 39,000 miles through some of the world’s most treacherous waters. The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is powered by the rugged IWC-manufactured … Continued