Monthly Archives: July 2012

Betty Boop and Daria Werbowy

Betty Boop makes Lancôme video debut

Betty Boop and Daria Werbowy

Retro cartoon character Betty Boop stars opposite supermodel Daria Werbowy in a new mini film from French beauty giant Lancôme.

“Just say it with the eyes,” Boop advises Werbowy, who plays a rising star in need of some advice in the adorable video to promote new mascara Hypnôse Star, which is inspired by the glamour of 1930s movies.
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Romain Jerome Liberty DNA Watch

Romain Jerome Liberty DNA Watch

Romain Jerome Liberty DNA Watch

Swiss luxury watch company RJ-Romain Jerome, has unveiled the Liberty-DNA watch to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Fragments of the statue were recovered during the centenary restoration work and were passed to Romain Jerome, who incorporated them into the Liberty-DNA dial.
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London Shard

Europe’s tallest skyscraper to be unveiled

The Shard London

London’s Shard tower will be inaugurated on Thursday to great fanfare — but Europe’s tallest skyscraper has won as many critics as it has admirers.

The inauguration of the jagged-tipped tower, which at 310 metres (1,017 feet) dwarfs nearby landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament, has been carefully timed.

Branded “an icon for London” by its developers, the Shard will be completed just ahead of the Olympic Games, which open on July 27.
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster has leaked ahead of an official debut later this week.

The V12 Roadster gets the same engine and gearbox as the V12 Vantage Coupe which means the 6.0 litre V12 with 510bhp and a six-speed manual ‘box.

Differences to the coupe include a revised rear deck lid with a reshaped spoiler, redesigned front air intake and modified front and rear suspension.
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Louis Vuitton jewellery store Place Vendome

Louis Vuitton opens jewelry store in Paris

Louis Vuitton jewellery store Place Vendome

LVMH has opened a Louis Vuitton jewelry store on Paris’ Place Vendome, in an effort to expand the brand’s image within in the global luxury jewelry market.

“The store and the workshop are an important step, a foundational decision, indicating that we look ahead with optimism,” said Hamdi Chatti, Director of the group’s jewelry and watches divisions, as quoted by Reuters.
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Dong Son by Speake-Marin

Dong Son Watch by Speake-Marin

Dong Son by Speake-Marin

The Dong Son by Speake-Marin is a limited-edition timepiece featuring a red gold dial stunningly etched away to leave a fascinating motif inspired by the prehistoric bronze drums of the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of Vietnam.

The intricately detailed dial is complemented by the drum-like Speake-Marin Piccadilly case in 18k red gold, further evoking the beauty of the Dong Son drums.
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Fastest Supersonic Jet

Nasa joins race to build new supersonic passenger jet

Fastest Supersonic Jet

A prototype of the “Son of Concorde,” a supersonic jet being designed in a collaborative effort between Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream and NASA is set to be revealed next month at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

The plane would fly more than 2,485 mile per hour, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.

Currently, the fastest subsonic executive jet, Gulfstream’s new G650 can fly 646 miles per hour and has a top speed of just 704 miles per hour.
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2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon

Australian winery launches $170,000 bottle

2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon

An Australian winery Friday unveiled 12 bottles of a rare vintage for sale at an eye-watering price of Aus$168,000 (US$170,350) each.

The wine is held in a unique hand-blown glass “ampoule” designed to provide the ideal environment for the liquor, and this is suspended inside a bespoke glass container which sits inside a wooden cabinet.

“It is our understanding this is one of the most expensive Australian wines released in this unique format,” said Penfolds spokeswoman Ildi Ireland.
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