segunda-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2011


Julia Saner for Numéro

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Long Clutch

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Long Clutch

Lea Michele and Natalie Portman Wear Tiffany & Co. Jewels at the SAG Awards

"Glee" actress Lea Michele piled on the jewels for the Screen Actor's Guild Awards on Sunday night. Michele, who was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series," wore a shimmering Oscar De La Renta gown. She also selected pieces from Tiffany & Co., choosing nearly $1 million in diamond jewelry. Her choices included Tiffany & Co. oval diamond lever back earrings set in platinum ($180,000) and a Tiffany & Co. pear shape diamond ring with contour split shank set in platinum ($269,000). She layered her wrist with extra sparkle, selecting a diamond bracelet with micro melee border set in platinum ($400,000), diamond deco bracelet set in platinum ($50,000) and a diamond cell bracelet set in platinum ($82,000).

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domingo, 30 de janeiro de 2011

Roger Vivier

Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Watch

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Watch


Stephane Rolland Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


sábado, 29 de janeiro de 2011

Aurélie Bidermann

Constance Jablonski for Numéro

Chanel Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


Armani Prive Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


Valentino Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show




Tory Burch Opens Flagship Boutique on New Bond Street in London

Tory Burch Opens Flagship Boutique on New Bond Street in London

Fashion house Tory Burch has opened a new boutique on New Bond Street in London.

The 4200-square-foot London flagship is located at 149 New Bond Street. The boutique resides in a 19th Century townhouse, and the interior has a corresponding residential feel. The first floor features company signatures like moss green floors, gold leaf mirrors, plum snow leopard curtains and orange lacquer details. It also includes unique residential elements like Imari vases, a regency shell chair and a George II claw foot side table.

The space has interesting structural details throughout, including a tented ceiling with a skylight. The second floor includes a living room for VIPs and special events as well as a library to relax in or to feature special collections. There are additional residential pieces upstairs including a knole sofa, raffia rug and plum and ivory diamond upholstery-all elements meant to make the customer feel at home.

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Manolo Blahnik

S.J. Shrubsole

Cupcake Wars Find Peace in Laguna Beach

Who doesn't love a good cupcake? Cupcakes have replaced cakes in the hearts and minds of all the cool kids, and it's been downright entertaining to watch how elaborate cup-caking has gotten. There's even a Food Network TV show "Cupcake Wars" that brings high drama to the art of what was once the simplest thing to throw together in your kitchen for when the kids got home from school.

One of the players in the cupcake battles has been Casey's Cupcakes, the brainchild of Casey Reinhardt, whose parents own the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, Ca. Her first shop opened in her parents' hotel in December 2009 and she just announced that a second shop will open on Feb. 14th -- Valentine's Day -- in her home town of Laguna Beach.

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sexta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2011

Fendi: Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 2011

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 125 Years of Automotive Excellence

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 125 Years of Automotive Excellence
January 29 marks an important milestone in the history of Mercedes-Benz, inventor of the motor car and the world's most famous marque – on that day back in 1886 Carl Benz filed an application inBerlin for a patent on his three-wheeled "horseless carriage". Early critics claimed the contraption had no future; 125 years and over 80,000 patent applications later they couldn't be more wrong. Tomorrow night the company will mark the historic occasion with a gala at Mercedes-Benz World in Stuttgartfeaturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the guest of honor. "The invention of Daimler and Benz changed the world for the better - and it will continue to do so," states Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "As the inventor we also have the claim to shape the future of mobility: with fascinating brands, green technologies and new business opportunities."

The central anchor point for the celebrations is the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which in 2011 celebrates its 5th anniversary at its new home in the Mercedes-Strasse in Stuttgart. In addition to the museum's incredible collection of classics, an exhibition from the company's collection of modern andcontemporary art will be on display from May through September. Many of the works feature the history, models or design of Mercedes-Benz motor cars, such as Andy Warhol's legendary series of paintings CARS, created by the artist 25 years ago on the occasion of the marque's 100th anniversary, along with new work commissioned for this latest milestone. Along with various other events and commemorations meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz is donating and planting 125 trees in New Orleans City Park to aid in the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort.

Interview Magazine February 2011- Baptiste Giabiconi by Karl Lagerfeld

Brian Atwood

Burak Uyan

quinta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2011


Everything's Coming Up Roses on Park Avenue

The Park Avenue Mall in Manhattan is in bloom. To dispel winter's gloom, 38 of the longest stem roses you will ever see have sprouted along Park Avenue. The colossal red and pink roses have stems up to 25 feet tall and are five to 10 feet in diameter. They are the brainchild of the whimsical, wonderful Will Ryman. A former playwright, Ryman, 41 years old, turned to sculpture seven years ago. His winter garden covers ten blocks from 57th -67th Street.

The seemingly delicate roses weigh about 250 pounds each and are made of fiberglass and stainless steel. Ryman's The Roses is not a factory job as the artist shaped and painted each of the behemoth blossoms personally. The blossoms spring up from their steel stems in eight clusters of four to six rose buds. And like any garden, each cluster has a handful of green thumb headaches ---botanically correct gargantuan bugs and beetles and thorns the size of dragon's teeth.

"With these roses I wanted to do something that was larger than life and site-specific," says Ryman. "In my work I always try to combine fantasy with reality. In the case of The Roses, I tried to convey New York City's larger than life qualities through scale: creating blossoms which are imposing, humorous, and hopefully beautiful. The installation has been presented to the public by New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery in conjunction with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee.



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The Fashion Statement: Haute Couture's Lightness of Being

The Haute Couture Spring 2011 shows have yet to wrap up in Paris this week and, already, we know the end of the story. Designers are walking the tightrope between pale blush, pinks and nudes on the one side, and bright saturated jewel tones on the other. Similarly, styles are either soft, feminine and ethereal or dramatic and rich.

"There's a sense of lightness that we're seeing, particularly in the materials," says Joanna Manganaro, an editor specializing in womenswear at trend forecasting firm Stylesight. "Chiffon, tulle--everything is done in a light-handed way. It feels featherweight. It's something more modern, more uplifting."

That was clearly the case with Givenchy. Riccardo Tisci, a designer better known for being dark and severe, delivered a collection of gowns in pale yellows, barely-there pinks and light nudes as a tribute to Butoh dander Kazuo Ohno. In the end, he remained true to his reputation for boldness. When the models turned, they revealed the backs of the gowns that were embroidered in neon orange, chartreuse and fuchsia.

Christian Dior (pictured above) had a more traditional view of things. John Galliano paid tribute to René Gruau, an illustrator who created the house's iconic images from the '40s and '50s. Remember Dior's New Look from the '40s? Galliano (who has a new look himself--a shag haircut) reinterpreted the New Look in in electric blue, fuchsia, brown, emerald green and red taffeta and satin. One of the highlights was a flaring white skirt topped with a burnt-orange jacket with shoulders out-to-there.

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Spring Collections: Valentino, Haute Couture


Alejandro Ingelmo


Marlon Teixeira by Nicolas Valois

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Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal


Elie Saab Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show

Elie Saab

Red Leather and Lace Sandal

Red Leather D’Orsay

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show


Farida Khelfa and Jean Paul Gaultier

Top Cartier Art/Jewelry Watches For 2011

Cartier has long been known for making a variety of lovely creations. 2011 is a year where they really flexed their creative muscles offerings a load of high-end, beautiful jewelry and art watch pieces. You'll of course notice a distinct "animal" theme in most of these. Lots of reptiles this year, and of course a few panthers as well. Many of these items are "order only" while I believe others will be parts of limited editions available in Cartier boutiques. Either way, it is always pleasing to see what the Parisian house can come up with. See the gallery below for the best items of 2011 (as presented at the SIHH 2011 in Geneva).

Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site

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