Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ritz-Carlton hotel Vietnam

Ritz-Carlton to open its first hotel in Vietnam

Ritz-Carlton hotel Vietnam

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the brand’s first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), marking another step in the group’s expansion in Asia.

The 250-room hotel is set to open in 2017 and will be located in the historic centre of Saigoni9 adjacent to the famous Ben Thanh Square market, in a 48-storey tower.

The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon is part of a development project called The One Ho Chi Minh City, which also includes prime office space, retail outlets and 350 luxury apartments.
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video CHANEL Obsession

Chanel Obsession Video

video CHANEL Obsession

British model Edie Campbell is the star of a new Cyrille de Vignemont-directed Chanel video for Fall 2012.

Called “Obsession,” the film sees Campbell take on two different characters — one who is all boyish waistcoats and loose-fit trousers and another classically feminine persona with sequined pieces and a pouty red lip.
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Lane Crawford Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Lane Crawford Fall 2012 Campaign by Nick Knight

Lane Crawford Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Edward Enninful styled the superb Fall Winter 2012 campaign of Lane Crawford that was shot by Nick Knight, featuring Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju and Wang Xiao.

All of them hail from China and they’ve all have walked the runways for important labels like Alexander Wang, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.
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Nicki Minaj and Jeremy Scott

Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, and 2NE1 Star In Adidas Ad

Nicki Minaj and Jeremy Scott

Nicki Minaj teams up with Big Sean, Korean artists 2NE1, and designer Jeremy Scott for a new ad campaign for retro-inspired shoe and clothing line Adidas Originals.

The star-studded clip spans cities around the globe, including New York, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, and features a tune called “Masquerade” that Minaj wrote for the ad.
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American Airlines Boeing 757

American Airlines to offer bag delivery for a fee

American Airlines Boeing 757

American Airlines announced on August 2 that it will be offering its passengers a delivery service for up to ten bags if they are prepared to pay an additional fee.

The luggage will be taken to the passenger’s hotel, home or final destination for an additional cost of $29.95 for one bag, $39.95 for two, and $49.95 for up to 10 bags.
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CitySpire Center

New York apartment listed for $100 million

Penthouse in Manhattan

An 8,000-square-foot penthouse in midtown Manhattan is on sale for $100 million, the most expensive apartment currently on the market in New York.

The apartment which sits atop the CitySpire skyscraper on West 56th Street, is described by Prudential Douglas Elliman as “the crown jewel” in the condominium.
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New York Plaza Hotel

New York’s Plaza Hotel to go to Indian group

New York Plaza Hotel

India’s Sahara Group is set to purchase a controlling stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel for $570 million.

The 105-year-old luxury hotel overlooking Central Park in New York is currently owned by Israeli tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva and Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

Tshuva will receive $400 million for its 60 percent stake while Talal will receive a smaller amount and retain a 25 percent stake.
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Kate Middleton Vanity Fair Best Dressed List 2012

Kate Middleton tops Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List

Kate Middleton Vanity Fair Best Dressed List 2012

Catherine Middleton has topped Vanity Fair’s annual international best-dressed list, while more unusual appearances in the top ten come from the likes of 83-year-old photographer Bill Cunningham and 80-year-old reporter Morley Safer.

Showcasing the “international cream of 2012’s fashionable crop,” the full list appears in the September 2012 Vanity FairStyle Issue.
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rome colosseum

Tod’s to restore Rome’s Colosseum

Diego Della Valle

The $30 million restoration of the Colosseum financed by Diego Della Valle – the founder of luxury leather good maker Tod’s – will begin in December.

The restoration of the Colosseum will last two and a half years and the ancient monument, which is one of the most visited sites in the world, will be covered in scaffolding but will be accessible to the public throughout.
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