American Fashion

American Fashion is a richly illustrated celebration of the history of fashion in this country. Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), AMERICAN FASHION is a visual journey beginning with the protean creators in Hollywood and New York during the1930s and the significant and creative expansion that took place in the years surrounding World War II. The book follows this evolution from the little known talents of the postwar years transitioning to the ensuing 1950s when an ever expanding cast of designers were transformed into national and later international stars. This creative crescendo continues to the growth of major names in American fashion during 1960s and 1970s, and goes on to explore the achievements of American design's brand name marquee stars of the 1980s and 1990s. The book culminates with a look at the contemporary talents of today who continue to export their individual visions of modern American fashion on a global stage.

Red, sumptuous lips by Laura Mercier

Red, sumptuous lips are a key trend this season , so Harvey Nichols has introduced a revolutionary new lip color collection from Laura Mercier.

The new re-formulated lip colors give a lightweight comfort the minute it touches your lips. Quick release color gives complete and lasting coverage with a modern sheen. The lipsticks include a lip complex that is so smart it is able to moisturize, anti-age, anti-oxidize and plump your lips all at the same time, whilst boosting the performance of the crème lip color and enhancing you lips appearance. Lips are also protected from the elements and dehydration is abated as the all singing, all dancing lip color cares for your lips like skincare.

The Magna Carta Auction

Sotheby’s will auction Magna Carta with a sale estimate of $20 to $30 million reports themoment.

Pencil Bench from Boex

Boex has created a fun Bench made of pencils. The bench was created as an experiment, to see if it was possible to turn an everyday office object into a piece of furniture.

La assemblage Particulière

Dior has announced plans to offer La assemblage Particulière, a trio of limited edition perfumes created by designer John Galliano in collaboration perfumer François Demachy. The Passage No 9 comes with essence of sensual woods, Passage No 8 with fragrant purple velvet with lilies, and Passage No. 4 with quintessence of rose. The bottles are shaped Amphora with an eight pointed star engraved under the foot reports bornrich

Diamond MOTOPURE H12 headset

Amosu, Motorola has unveiled the World’s first diamond Bluetooth headset, dubbed Diamond MOTOPURE H12 . The Diamond MOTOPURE H12 headset is being offered in a limited edition of 100 pieces only. Made from 18K gold and 180 brilliant cut diamonds encrusted (total 3.47 carats).

Exclusively available from Selfridges in London and Manchester and Harvey Nicholls in London from 15th of December, the base model will sell for £4,000 ($8,200)

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Sells for $48,000

A lock of John Lennon's hair sold for $48,000 in an auction of Beatles' memorabilia collected by the band's hairdresser reports LA Times

The hair -- inside an autographed copy of Lennon's book "A Spaniard in the Works" -- sold to an unnamed telephone bidder.

Lennon gave the book and the lock of hair to Betty Glasow, the Fab Four's hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, "To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xx."

Peckham Rye for 20ltd.com

Peckham Rye is a collection of slim blade ties in printed, woven and knitted silk, 'Cockney Chokers', slim tubular scarves in eccentric paisleys and luxurious handmade silk scarves, uniquely lined in spun silk.

Created exclusively for 20ltd.com, these special edition reversible spun and woven silk scarf in brown and blue herringbone are available in only 10 editions of each colour weave.

diamond encrusted toothpick sleeve

E.K.D.O. has unveiled Icepik , the first diamond encrusted toothpick sleeve reports bornrich. Each Icepik is hand crafted. An Icepik by E.K.D.O starts at US $800