For some time now Mario Testino has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Testino's many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino's life. Sometimes offbeat, but always on the pulse, Let me in!, with Testino's eye for a modern kind of elegance liberated from conventional polish, is a new chapter from the photographer who has already made his mark with the books Any Objections, Front Row Backstage, Alive, Portraits, Kids, Diana Princess of Wales, and numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide.
Collector's edition features:
• Limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist
• Packaged in a slipcase
This series of five bottles, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968 for Venini, employs the "Incalmo" technique wherein two different types of glass, worked separately, are fused together to obtain, within a single object, separate areas differentiated by colors. This technique was developed and perfected by the master glass-workers at Venini.
The Hoffman Series B Champagne Cup by Josef Hoffmann was first produced in 1912. The cup features clear mouth blown mat crystal with hand painted enamel. This technique, in which a crystal surface is decorated in a brownish-black enamel, is called "Bronzitdekor" and was developed by Hugo Max only a short time previous to the design of Series B. Designs using this technique were Hoffmann's first for Lobmeyr.
Heralding from Martinique in the French West Indies, Depaz is born from the rhum agricole method of production and features the exclusive use of luxurious estate-grown fresh cut blue cane. Rum Agricole remains the most expensive production process and the amazing rhum that results is treasured by knowledgeable mixologists and connoisseurs around the world.
Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rhum is estate produced in limited quantities and proudly holds the enviable French AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) designation, confirming its strict adherence to precise standards of excellence. The Depaz Estate history can be traced back to 1651 when it was established by the premier governor Jacques Duparquet.
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Dom Pérignon is launching a limited edition 1995 Vintage White Gold Jeroboam commemorative champagne, which debuted in the United States last year. Dom Pérignon’s new gold-plated bubbly was first of all introduced on the edge of the Côte d’Azur. The modern design of the bottle has an engraving of the Dom Pérignon crest, wrapped in a sheath jacket of white gold. Only 100 bottles available worldwide.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Wedgwood have launched the Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood exclusively at Macy’s. The Martha Stewart + Wedgwood Collection is a tabletop line featuring 10 fine bone china patterns, six crystal stemware patterns, and six stainless steel flatware patterns, available in the United States at Macy’s, macys.com and macysweddingchannel.com beginning in January 2008. Inspired by some of Martha’s favorite pieces of china – modernized for the needs and tastes of today's discerning bride and entertainer –the Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood has been designed by MSLO, in collaboration with Wedgwood, bringing together the distinctive Martha Stewart palette and patterns with Wedgwood’s 250 years of manufacturing excellence, creating a thoughtful, beautiful line of tabletop items available at the largest department store wedding and gift registry at Macy’s.
Tom Brady has teamed up with Movado for a new luxury Watch. The Tom Brady Limited Edition 800 Series Chronograph by Movado is inspired by Tom's "impeccable timing on the field." It has a textured dial and an XtremeResin strap that is reinforced with Kevlar. The watch has a steel case with a rotating bezel and uses a Swiss automatic movement. The production is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and it costs $2,500.
The Liberty Hotel is a new Luxury Four Star Hotel in Boston Massachusetts. The hotel was carved out of an iconic 19th century jail.
Built in 1851, the Charles Street Jail was thought to be one of the best examples of the “Boston Granite Style” of the mid-19th century. Renovated in 2007, the interior design reflects a passionate commitment to authenticity while a more playful attitude defines its day-to-day style.
Within the main building, there are 18 guest rooms, as well as meeting rooms, a grand ballroom and one of the city’s hottest nightlife scenes. Adjacent to a historical gallery of images and tales from the previous 150 years, a 16-story tower houses 280 guest rooms with the latest in luxury linens, amenities and technology, enhanced by expansive views of Boston.
This National Historic Landmark building is one of the country’s most stunning and inspired “reuse” developments and sits at the foot of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood boutiques.