Jean-Paul Gaultier Is Leaving Hermes

Jean-Paul Gaultier, the enfant terrible of French fashion, is stepping down as designer of women’s ready-to-wear for Hermès. He will be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, who has revitalised Lacoste since and has also worked under Christian Lacroix and Thierry Mugler. The spring-summer 2011 collection, to be presented in October, will be the last designed by … Continued

Lufthansa unveils new first class

Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, has lately received its first Airbus A380 jetliner, and they claim its cabin to be the “world’s quietest first class.” The First-Class bathroom features wide vertical mirrors and a five-star hotel-style vanity area. The bathroom is fitted with separate wash, changing and toilet areas. “There’s a leather banquette seat in the … Continued

Marc Jacobs poses naked for new fragrance ad

His colleague Tom Ford has been sniffed at for appearing in his own fragrance ads, but designer Marc Jacobs is topping it off by appearing sans clothes. For Jacobs, who is only covered by a strategically placed, oversized flacon, it was a matter of stressing how personal his latest fragrance was. In the print ad, … Continued

Abu Dhabi Gets Gold Vending Machine

Abu Dhabi’s top hotel, the Emirates Palace, recently debuted a vending machine that dispenses gold bars. The machine, named Gold To Go, allows customers to trade cash for gold in quantities ranging from coins up to 10-gram bars. Customers using the shiny machine — itself gold-plated — can choose from 320 items, including gold customized … Continued

Exuma Private Island for sale at $110 Million

The stunning Exuma District, Bahamas is home to a wealth of private islands. Now a personal, private get-away is for sale with a price tag of $110 million. The island, called Cave Cay, features a protected deep-water harbor and marina with floating cement dock system and 35 dock slips, a 2,800 ft. private airstrip and … Continued

Configure your Rolls Royce on your iPhone

Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce said its first app for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available at the App Store. Exclusive to Rolls-Royce’s latest model – the Ghost – this application allows consumers to design and configure it to their exact specifications. The Ghost app allows you to choose from the thousands of design … Continued

Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Unveiled in Geneva

German automaker Daimler has just released the details and images of the Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter which had its debut in Geneva. The Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter is built by EADS and has received the styling touch of the German carmaker. Designed at the automotive manufacturer’s studio in Como, Italy, the EC145 is a mid-sized, … Continued

Christian Louboutin for Barbie: Anemone Barbie

Barbie continues to take the fashion world by storm and thanks to shoe designer Christian Louboutin, she’s just received a third, red-carpet worthy makeover. Dressed in a satin gown with lilac Anemone Louboutin’s, the Anemone Barbie is ready to attend the Cannes film festival in style. Barbie revealed her first outfit in the Christian Louboutin … Continued

Ferrari World’s F430 Spider-inspired rollercoaster

As you probably know the Italian supercar maker has entered the entertainment business by building the Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi. Among the twenty or so rides and attractions featured at the park will be the GT roller coaster and this here is the first photograph of the car. Each coaster vehicle in … Continued

Louboutin 2010 collection by Kyong Nguyen

A series of retouched photographs for the promotional campaign of the new collection of Christian Louboutin shoes led by photographer Khuong Nguyen. These pictures make you dream and make us plunge into the world of Alice in Wonderland, the Little Mermaid or Snow White.

Veuve Clicquot At 2010 Milan Furniture Fair

Veuve Clicquot is unveiling its latest collaboration with Brazilian designers Fernando & Humberto Campana, as well as with French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, at the 2010 Milan Furniture Fair this week. Over the years, Veuve Clicquot has collaborated with some of the biggest names in design, like Andree Putman, Karim Rashid, Pablo Reinoso, Tom Dixon, 5.5 … Continued

Ferrari Unveils the New 599 GTO

Ferrari have released the Ferrari 599 GTO their fastest road car ever based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. The 599 GTO takes its name from the legendary 250 GTO made in the early 1960’s and the GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. The car is powered by the same six liter V12 engine as the … Continued

Hermes Launches Fine Jewelry

French luxury goods firm Hermes has announced that it will be launching a collection of fine jewelry with accessories designer Pierre Hardy. The 14 piece collection of “haute bijouterie” was inspired by the shape of a horse’s hoof to keep with the fashion house’s equestrian roots. Prices range from $23,675 for a pair of rose … Continued

Johnny Depp’s Yacht Available for Charter

For $130,000 per week you can cruise the Mediterranean this summer like a bona fide movie star in Johnny Depp’s classic yacht the Vajoliroja. The name Vajoliroja is a combination of Johnny’s family’s names. Va for Vanessa, Jo for Johnny, LiRo for his 9 year old daughter Lily Rose and Ja for his son Jack. … Continued

Tag Heuer 150th Aniversary Gift Box

To celebrate its first 150 years at the leading-edge of Swiss design, TAG Heuer has launched an ultra-exclusive gift box. The chest contains a limited-edition Tag Heuer watch, the Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS2 Chronograph and the company’s first branded phone, the Meridiist. Designed by French master craftsman Fred Pinel, this celebratory gift box will … Continued

World’s 20 richest people: Forbes

The top 10 richest people in the world have a combined worth of 342 billion dollars in 2010, up from 254 billion a year ago. Here are the 20 wealthiest, as announced Wednesday by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires: 1. Carlos Slim Helu and family. Mexico. Telecoms. 53.5 billion dollars. … Continued

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

The 2011 Porsche 918 hybrid concept is set to debut tomorrow at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The 918 hybrid is powered by a 500 HP V8 engine along with two electric motors which supply an additional 218 HP. Porsche claims that it delivers up to 78 miles to the gallon and can travel 16 … Continued

First look: Chanel’s transfer tattoos

French luxe brand Chanel has released pictures of its transfer tattoo range that will hit international department stores March 1. The tattoo’s tacky seafarer image is long a thing of the past, but getting a brand logo permanently inked onto your skin was so far reserved for rappers and other flamboyant figures in show business. … Continued

Chanel to sell goods online

Chanel is to begin selling products directly through its website later this year in a landmark decision likely to be followed by rival luxury brands. Chanel will sell only its fragrances online but is looking to extend this to eyewear and accessories. In the past, luxury fashion brands have shied away from selling goods via … Continued

Luxury brands turn to Asia for salvation

Wang Jing was all smiles as she strolled out of a Cartier boutique in Singapore after blowing close to 5,000 US dollars on a watch and a ring. “It’s something I have always wanted, and besides, the economy isn’t looking too bad at the moment,” the Chinese tourist in her early 30s, in Singapore for … Continued