Monthly Archives: May 2012

louis vuitton 100 legendary trunks ipad app

Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks iPad App

louis vuitton 100 legendary trunks ipad app

Coinciding with the publication of the book titled  Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks, the brand has developed an iPad app of the same name.

The app has pretty much the same content as the book, including images of the most spectacular trunks and cases created on commission by Louis Vuitton, 1000 illustrations and even an ad catalogue from 1892.
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Paul Smith store Hong Kong

British label Paul Smith to re-enter China

Paul Smith store Hong Kong

British fashion label Paul Smith is planning to open 24 stores in China over the next five years in its second attempt at tapping the country’s booming luxury market.

The brand will open a flagship store in Shanghai in December under a five-year partnership deal with Hong Kong-based distributor ImagineX.
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CK One Cosmetics Spring 2012 Campaign

CK One Launches A Makeup Line

CK One Cosmetics Spring 2012 Campaign

Popular unisex fragrance CK One is expanding into color cosmetics, with aims to offer simple makeup to suit both men and women.

Comprising products including skin perfecting concealers and foundation as well as bronzer, blush, mascara and color cosmetics such as eye shadow and lipstick, the packaging will be matte black and white to evoke the practical approach to beauty.

Many items have been designed to make life easier, including a 3-in-1 Face Makeup which blends serum, primer and face makeup into a lightweight formula.
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Audi e-bike Worthersee

Audi e-Bike Concept

Audi e-bike Worthersee

Audi will unveil a prototype of an electric-powered bike that can be also used as a regular pedal bike in Carinthia, Austria next week.

The Audi e-bike Wörthersee has been created to investigate what is possible for a bike in terms of design, lightweight construction, networking and electric mobility.

Made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, the Audi e-bike weighs a mere 24lbs and takes only 2.5 hours to fully charge the lithium-ion battery.
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Paramount Pictures to build hotels

paramount pictures logo

Movie firm Paramount has announced plans to launch a chain of hotels. The hotels will be luxury properties with ‘elements of the California lifestyle’.

The firm, one of the most active studios in Hollywood and the name behind movies ranging from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Mission Impossible, plans to create up to 50 hotels and resorts themed around Hollywood and California.
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Boss Black Fall Winter 2012 show 3D

Hugo Boss Black 3D Fashion Show Live From Beijing

Boss Black Fall Winter 2012 show 3D

Fashionistas are invited to take their seats at the first fashion show to stream live in 3D when Hugo Boss presents its Boss Black Fall/Winter 2012 catwalk show May 18 from Beijing.

Hugo Boss will now show what has been dubbed the first live stream 3D runway show at www.hugoboss.com, with model and designer interviews and backstage impressions also to be part of the live stream, which begins at 8.45 PM CST.
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Tea Trunk Louis Vuitton

Custom Tea Trunk by Louis Vuitton

Tea Trunk  Louis Vuitton

On May 2, 2012 Louis Vuitton opened its Taipei 101 Maison on the forth and fifth floor of the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper, the second tallest building in the world.

As an exclusive for the store, three special-order tea trunks carrying tea sets designed by Hsiao Fan Pottery Art were made. Each was sold for 1.7 million Taiwan dollars ($40,000) during a shopping preview for VIP clients.
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Chanel Versailles Cruise show

Chanel’s Versailles Cruise show

Chanel Versailles Cruise show

On May 14 Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel‘s 2013 Cruise collection around the Trois Fontaines Bosquet fountains at the Château de Versailles near Paris, with ornate Marie Antoinette-inspired creations receiving an edgy update thanks to the addition of candy-colored wigs and flatform shoes.
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restaurant La Palme dOr

Dine like a star in Cannes

restaurant La Palme dOr

When the glitterati descend on Cannes for, perhaps, the most glamorous film festival on earth, the city’s restaurants will also be kicking into high gear as they prepare to feed the world’s biggest stars.

With 316 brasseries, wine bars, and fine dining restaurants dotted throughout the city, visitors can choose between eateries that serve a global mix of fare from fresh sea urchin to sushi, African antelope to Australian ostrich and traditionally French Béarnaise sauces to harissa.
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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin to Launch Cosmetic Range

Christian Louboutin

Finally stepping into the theatre of beauty, shoe guru Christian Louboutin is set to launch a luxury beauty brand in 2013, Christian Louboutin Beauté.

Christian Louboutin Beauté is being created in collaboration with New York-based company Batallure Beauty, which has previously worked with brands such as Sephora and Marchesa.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Boss Nuit Pour Femme

Gwyneth Paltrow face of latest Hugo Boss scent

Gwyneth Paltrow Boss Nuit Pour Femme

Hugo Boss has tapped Gwyneth Paltrow as the face of its new perfume Boss Nuit Pour Femme, which is inspired by the elegance of the little black dress.

As the current face of Scandinavian chain Lindex and luxury leather goods brand Coach, the Oscar-winning actress is no stranger to the realm of modeling, and back in 2005 appeared in Estee Lauder’s Pleasures perfume ads.
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sothebys champagne bottle

Sotheby’s launches in-house champagne brand

sothebys champagne bottle

Sotheby’s has launched its own private-label champagne, the first from an auction house. A bottle costs $29.99 and a magnum $69.95.

The bubbly is being produced by sixth-generation French champagne house R & L Legras, which supplies many Michelin-starred restaurants such as Guy Savoy, La Tour d’Argent and Ledoyen.

The in-house brand will also be served at Sotheby’s events around the world including New York, London, and Hong Kong.
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Montblanc Regulateur Nautique

Montblanc Régulateur Nautique Timepiece Set

Montblanc Regulateur Nautique

Accurate measuring as we know it today was born on aboard ship: or, to be more precise, aboard vessels voyaging on the high seas.

Before the dawn of satellite-assisted navigation, highly accurate clocks were the only instruments which could enable a mariner to exactly determine his position at sea.

This is reason enough for Montblanc to devote its efforts to this theme and to devise innovative ideas that refresh watch lovers’ memories about this important tradition.
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montblanc donation brahms pen

The Montblanc Johannes Brahms Special Edition

montblanc donation brahms pen

The Montblanc Donation Pen Johannes Brahms honours one of the most important personalities in the history of classical music: Johannes Brahms.

This Special Edition is embellished with filigree designs of the fascinating world of classical music, such as the clip shaped as a tuning fork – the instrument that guides a musician through the maze of music with its pure tone.
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