'Necessaire de Beaute'

French born Serge Lutens has launched his luxurious new make up range, available exclusively at Harvey Nichols.

The 'Necessaire de Beaute' range truly lives up to its name as a collection of luxurious unique and refillable products, presented in chic black packaging that oozes style and quality.

Serge Lutens cosmetics are available to buy exclusively at Harvey Nichols London.


A reference in modern architecture and originality, Unique's spacey, green copper façade alone makes this hotel unlike any other. Located in the well-heeled residential area of Jardins, and just meters from Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo's largest green area, the building rises like a gracious ocean liner in dry-dock. Shielding dark glass and a desert garden of mini, sand-toned cubes of rock, palms and agaves are the first impressions that the hotel offers. Dramatic high internal spaces such as the lobby are accentuated and illuminated with walls of beige marble, and sharp, geometric themes make the spectacle even grander. A carefully choreographed spectrum of circles and squares, ellipses and sine curves flow in and out of each other, softened by wooden flooring, sleek white furnishings and transparent glass tables and fittings. The rooftop terrace displays amazing views of the city, if you manage to take your eyes off of the fascinating crimson red swimming pool.

Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio
4700 - Jardim Paulista
São Paulo 01402-002

85 rooms & 10 suites

Bentley Azure T

Stylish and powerful, the new Bentley Azure T is the world’s most elegant convertible and destined to become a future classic. With unique Bentley ‘T’ styling cues reinforcing its sporting stance, the 500bhp Azure T delivers driver-focused performance with the ability to transport four adults in first-class, open-top luxury.

The new Azure T, specified with the high performance version of Crewe’s iconic 6¾ litre V8 engine, is the latest in a line of Bentley models to bear the ‘T’ legend. The 1996 Continental coupe was the first modern Bentley ‘T’, followed in 2002 by the Arnage T, both flagship models with a distinctive sporting character and thunderous performance.

The Azure’s already striking form is now enhanced by 20-inch 5-spoke wheels and tyres, ‘Le Mans’ front wing vents, dark tint matrix grille and a sculpted, retractable Flying ‘B’ mascot.

For the performance-oriented Azure T, the twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 500bhp and 1000 Nm of torque – an 11 per cent increase in power and a 14 per cent increase in torque over its 450bhp/875 Nm Azure stable mate.

The famous Bentley wave of torque is even more prodigious than before and performance is significantly raised with a top speed of 179 mph (288 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of just 5.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.5 sec). Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing, Stuart McCullough comments:

“The new Azure T reflects our passion for creating the world’s most exhilarating and prestigious convertibles that, true to the Bentley T tradition, blend sophistication with a powerful presence.”

Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari unveiled the new Scuderia Spider 16M at the World Finals in Mugello in celebration of its recent victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship 2008. This new high performance sports car features the very best of Ferrari’s latest mid-rear-engined 8-cylinder technology. In fact, the Scuderia Spider 16M is faster round the Fiorano circuit than any other Prancing Horse open-top road car yet built. This truly evocative special series model, of which just 499 unique examples will be produced, is aimed at the most passionate clients, drivers who demand both exclusivity and superb driving pleasure.

The Scuderia Spider 16M is available in a choice of two new signature colour schemes: the standard version is black with grey trim, while a tricolour livery is also available as part of the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme. The new car also sports a special plaque on its rear grille commemorating Ferrari’s 16th Constructor’s World title. The exclusivity of the interior is underscored by the silver “limited series” plaque just above the air vents at the centre of the dashboard. Other exclusive features include a roll-bar with carbon-fibre outer shell and a specific new generation audio system that can be combined with the removable customised Ferrari iPod Touch 16 GB with central dock just in front of the dashboard.

From a technical point of view, this car has a dry weight of 1340 Kg (80 kg lighter than the F430 Spider). This, combined with the 510 hp provided by its V8 engine and a power-to-weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp, means that it delivers blistering 0-100 kph acceleration in just 3.7 seconds and a superb top speed of 315 kph.

Glenmorangie Scotch Single Malt 18 Yr 86

An attractive deep gold colour, warm and enticing. Distinctive from the Ten Year Old, but without the heavy darkness of some extra aged malts. The bouquet is very full, round and perfumed with nutty, caramel and vanilla overtones. Exceptionally smooth, 'silky' and round. Fine, fully flavoured and subtle. With a long, consistent aftertaste, it is delivered with great intensity and depth.

Gucci’s tattoo heart bag for UNICEF

Gucci is offering a white version of the Tattoo Heart Collection for its fourth annual campaign to benefit UNICEF . All handbags in the range feature Gucci's iconic heart and rose design, a colorful print which contrasts with the purses' stark white backgrounds.

20th Anniversary Sunglasses

20th Anniversary Giorgio Armani Sunglasses with White goldtone palladium frames with gray/green circle lenses. "LTD Edition 0001/1000" inscription inside of the temple. Curved arms. NM exclusive signed cases with "Anniversary Edition" on the inside. Made in Italy.

Hermes $150,000 peacoat

For Fall 2008. 2009, Hermes offers this $150,000 peacoat made entirely of crocodile skin. Veronique Nichanian, the Hermes’ menswwear designer for the last 20 years says, “the most timeless article of clothing a man can have is a leather piece.” Only one is available at the Madison Avenue Hermes’ flagship store in navy. Hermes’ will do a worldwide search of the crocodile skin peacoat with a delivery time of 3-4 weeks. A customized version of the coat is also available in any color with the option to have a hood addition. This would take a 6 - 12 months delivery time.

Veuve Clicquot champagne bar and boutique

Veuve Clicquot has opened its first champagne bar and boutique at London's Harrods store. The Veuve Clicquot boutique is located on the first floor and will stock the full range of Veuve Clicquot Cuvees, from Yellow Label and Veuve Clicquot Rose to Vintages and La Grande Dame. All are available by the glass and by the bottle. Prices start from £13.00 ($20.00) per flute.

Samsonite Black Label “Trunk Original”

Samsonite Black Label’s re-issue of their original trunk from the 1920’s is now available exclusively from Colette FR. Priced 640$US. Available in white or black.


ICEHOTEL is the best experience in Sweden. This according to French, German, British, Dutch and Italian tour operators who rewarded ICEHOTEL with the "Best Experience in Sweden" award on 23 October. ICEHOTEL has over 80 rooms built each year from snow and crystal clear ice, taken from the waters of the local river Torne. The Icehotel® is available from mid-December to mid-April. For departures before early January, you can still watch some of the ice sculptures and artists at work, finishing off their creations and other aspects of the hotel, whilst you stay in a snow room. After that time you can see the completed hotel in all its glory and if you wish, upgrade to one of their stunning art suites, each individual designed and hand crafted by one of many artists who travel there from all over the world, to help create the Icehotel each year.

Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958-1978

No pain, no gain

The most memorable moments since the birth of pro football in America

The best of sports photographer Neil Leifer's 10,000 rolls of football pictures, including hundreds of previously unpublished images. Presented in a custom slipcase and limited to a total of 1,500 copies signed by the photographer, this XL edition is a companion to Neil Leifer’s instant sell-out success, Ballet in the Dirt: The Golden Age of Baseball, published by TASCHEN in 2007.

In 1958, sports photographer Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot - Alan Ameche’s game-winning "Sudden Death" touchdown - was Leifer’s 16th birthday. This game, called "The Greatest Ever Played," signaled football’s emergence as America’s new national pastime; formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds seemingly overnight, while football surpassed pro baseball and college football in national television ratings. Starting then, on any given Sunday Leifer was most likely shooting a football game somewhere in America. His 1961 photo of legendary Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle dropping back to pass landed Leifer his first cover for Sports Illustrated and cemented his close connection to the sport.

While best known for his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, and for the enormous diversity of subjects he covered in and out of the sports world, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best. This collection represents the best of his best, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film on the sport, including hundreds of previously unpublished pictures. It’s impossible to conceive of Peyton Manning hovering over an impromptu wood fire on the sidelines during a blizzard, but Leifer captured Tittle’s Giants doing exactly that during the coldest game in his living memory (the 1962 Championship in New York, a game "far colder than the famous Ice Bowl"). From Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers dynasty to the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972 to the Minnesota Vikings’ terrifying Front Four - the "Purple People Eaters" - they’re all here.

Following an introduction assembled from the best football columns of the era by famed sports columnist Jim Murray, this collection is divided into four chapters: "On Any Sunday" is Leifer’s homage to the game."The Legends" includes heroes like Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Frank Gifford, and "Mean" Joe Greene. "The Bosses" delves into the victories on and off the field of immortal coaches Vince Lombardi, John Madden, Tom Landry, Weeb Ewbank, and others. Finally,"The Big Game" traces major championship games from 1958 through Super Bowl XII. The indepth captions put the images into their historical context, making the book highly accessible and informative.

Bloody Dexter Chairs

dexter (showtime series) dining chairs designed by amy lau design. features include white lacquered wood frame upholstered in white ultraleather, hand-embroidered with blood design.

side chairs $ 2500
arm chairs $ 5000

Albert Watson's 1993 nude Kate Moss, Marrakech at Christie's

Christie's London will auction off a collection of photographs on Nov. 19. The collection will include a 2000 portrait of Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen by Mark Seliger, estimated at $9,000 to $12,000 - Martin Schoeller's 2003 Angelina Jolie with Blood, est. at $23,000 - $39,000, Albert Watson's 1993 nude Kate Moss, Marrakech, est. at $23,000 - $31,000; David LaChapelle's 1999 Britney Spears, Baby, est. $23,000 - $31,000; Michel Comte's 1996 James King, New York City, est. $6,000 - $9,000; and Gavin Bond's 2007 snap of Victoria's Secret stunner Adriana Lima, est. $5,000 - $8,000.

Steven Meisel limited-edition jigsaw puzzle

This limited-edition jigsaw puzzle features a pattern-on-pattern photograph of model Meghan Collison as a tattooed pin-up. The image originally appeared in Vogue Italia, a publication for which Steven Meisel has created every cover and lead editorial story for nearly two decades.

Each custom-made cloth box is signed and numbered by Steven Meisel. The jigsaw puzzle
is manufactured by Editions Ricordi, makers of high-quality jigsaw puzzles since 1808.

Puzzles are $750 each.

Puzzles are also available at Colette in Paris, at Barneys New York, and at 10 Corso Como in Milan.

J. Crew jewelry line

J. Crew has launched a jewelry line, available at the J. Crew Collection store on Madison Avenue in New York City or online. The line is divided between Fashion and Fine. Fashion includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and pins in prices from $25 - $228. Fine includes mostly pearl items -- earrings, bracelets, and necklaces -- in prices from $65 - $495.

The Setai

The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach.

Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia. Infused with natural materials, space and light, The Setai bears the unmistakable imprint of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha.

The Art Deco landmark building was originally built between 1936 – 1938 as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel. Next to it is our 40-story glass tower that surpasses all around it in elevation, views and design.