Cool, twinkling hues and bold zebra stripes unite in a wildly charismatic celebration of safari style in this minaudière, another treasured addition to artist Sylvia Toledano's dazzling line of sparkling, Swarovski-encrusted evening clutches. Fully covered in turquoise, white, silver and black Austrian crystals, this glamorous carrier shimmers with evening elegance and éclat. Includes a glittering pen and a detachable silvertone chain. Polyurethane lining. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Note: Blue Zebra Minaudière
Raison Pure Design Group was awarded the gold lion for packaging design at the Cannes International Advertising Festival (France) in the cosmetic & beauty category for the Viktor&Rolf safe project
The project’s main objective was to enrich the provocative universe of Viktor & Rolf by driving the concept of secrecy to the extreme with a metal safe featuring a sophisticated lock."
Flap appears at first like a piece of contemporary art with its irregular geometric lines, decorating the walls in an interplay of light and shade.
The light source is formed by Flap's two overlaid metal surfaces which, thanks to a slight bend and the irregular overlay, provide a strong personality to a lamp of striking simplicity. When lit, the piece creates a new visual perception as there appear to be four surfaces. This is due to the effect the backlit shadows create on the different surfaces of the lamp and projected onto the wall.
Flap is an ideal element for wall compositions, and when used in multiples it can create a unique and unusual light sculpture suitable for both residential and contract environments. It is available in three sizes, each one characterised by the special proportions that make every variation of Flap unique.
Is this the coolest chair ever made? a new chair from Charlie Davidson. The chair is made from 2mm punched steel sheet, brazed together and powder coated.
The designer says "it takes some time to get all the holes to line up on the invisibly welded joins"
Starting in the twentieth century, the American accessory designer looked to Europe and then said, "I can do better." In a book commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and edited by Candy Pratts Price, with writing by Jessica Glasscock and Art Tavee, their achievements are revealed: a century of objects of necessity and desire poured forth to boutiques and department stores across the United States and the world. The forward-thinking American accessory designer, in collusion with America's royalty–the Hollywood star–and in sync with the unstoppable dominance of a rebellious popular culture, has assembled a cabinet of curiosities, including everything from Adrian's witty Hollywood hats to Ralph Lauren's all-American accoutrement to Madonna's rubber bracelets. It is a tradition that continues today with a stellar group of CFDA designers whose work exemplifies the American accessory. American Fashion Accessories
Hublot and Swiss racing bicycle manufacturer BMC have launched the Hublot All Black bike.
The pedal bearings contain ceramic material to reduce friction and the frame is made from carbon fiber for strength and rigidity.
The bike will due to be race-tested at the “World Stars Cycling Criterium” in Monaco on 3 July, on the eve of the Tour de France.
Only thirty of the Hublot All Black bicycles will be made and will be available exclusively through Hublot stores.
Oscar Niemeyer, the last surviving father of Modernist architecture, rose to prominence at Le Corbusier’s side but ultimately swerved from the hard, straight lines of orthodox Modernism. Instead he forged a parallel track that mimics the crescendos and denouements of human feeling through swooping curves, graceful arches, and sensuous lines. Using reinforced concrete, he has elevated the everyday to the sublime. Assouline is proud to present the limited edition Oscar Niemeyer, the most complete and lavish exploration of his 101-year life and career. Sketches and original photography, alongside contributions from Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid, affirm Niemeyer’s considerable and continuing influence on twentieth and twenty-first-century architecture.
Bobbi Brown has introduced two new travel retail exclusives : the Pastel Metallic Eye Palette and the Sandwash Pink Lip Kit. Pastel Metallic Eye Palette is described as the perfect palette for day to night, featuring soft pastels, shimmering metallics and a liner shade. The set also includes a dual-ended brush for shading and lining. The Sandwash Pink Lip Kit incorporates a complete lip wardrobe. The set contains four full-size, complementary shades of lipstick, liner and gloss that can be worn together or individually.
The Escales de Dior collection is a series of invitations to escapades and enticingly scented escapes. A year after Escale à Portofino, Parfums Christian Dior sets sail again for a passage to India. A new destination, a new fragrance: Escale à Pondichéry.
Escales de Dior fragrances are ports of call with a cologne spirit that evokes timeless fashion. These are scented alter egos to the Dior Couture cruise collections, inspired by dreams of exotic lands and the raw materials they contain.
In Pondicherry, the former trading post of the French East India Company, Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy discovered a true treasure: black tea.
He chose this precious, subtle material for the heart of the perfume, creating a fragrance marked by sophisticated freshness.
The black tea is enwrapped with three equally exceptionally ingredients, all emblematic of India.
The scent of cardamom melds with the sensual floral notes of Sambac jasmin, a voluptuous white flower associated with love in India. The sandalwood base reveals warm, balsamic notes. The result is a delicately addictive fragrance.
The same elegantly classic bottle signs all the fragrances in the Escales collection. Graced with the iconic Dior cane motif, the glass bottle and silver top resonate with Christian Dior's unique vision of couture, a timeless fashion defined by simplicity and modernity.
Time stands still in an enchanted interlude as Escale à Pondichéry visits this second stop on an olfactory journey signed Christian Dior.
A Former 16th Century Residence Of European Aristocrats, Villa D Este Has Welcomed Guests With Its Gracious Brand Of Hospitality Since 1873. Visitors Are Treated To A Celebrated Standard Of Service Including Top-rated Rooms, Amenities And Cuisine. This Lakeside Villa Is Set In A Picturesque Park, A Place That Has Won The Hearts Of Travelers For Generations. Dining Choices Include The Formal Verandah, The Grill And The Kisho, All With Terrace And Outdoor Service In Summer. Wireless Internet Connection On Ground Floors Both Inside And Outside. In-room Internet Connection.
M. Gerald Genta is one of the world’s greatest contemporary horologists. Over his long and illustrious career, he has accumulated universal fame for such iconic creations as the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the IWC Ingenieur. His watches are amongst the most coveted and collectible in the world.
In 2007, Ritz Fine Jewellery, London approached Genta with a view to creating a small series of timepieces that combined simple, elegant lines, the best materials and the highest possible level of finish – at the heart of each a movement that would delight even the most knowledgeable and discerning of aficionados. The result is a remarkable feat of watch making skill. Drawing inspiration from no watch that had ever gone before but rather assimilating architectural, cultural and social elements from The Ritz Hotel in London, Genta has created three ranges, each comprising a date model, a chronograph model and a tourbillon model.
Available in a choice of precious metals, the entire collection amounts to just 15 watches, each of which is limited to a numbered edition of one. The dial of each watch has purposely been left blank, free from any form of branding – allowing the collector to personalise the piece (with if desired a motif designed by Genta himself). If the dial is to be personalised, the details of what is required will be carefully considered before a lead time is confirmed. Testimony to Genta’s pride in this extraordinary work, he has for the first time allowed his signature to be engraved on each watch. This self-winding 1905 Chronograph is one of only 15 pieces in the collection. Named after the year in which construction began on hotelier Cesar Ritz's Chateau-style hotel in London's Piccadilly, this cushion-shaped design features an upper case in the form of a 'soft square'. Sapphire crystal with sapphire set winding crown in 18ct white gold (the customer has a choice of fine crocodile coloured straps on a white gold deployment clasp), it is available only through 20ltd.com and is limited to a numbered edition of one.
The watch indicates: -
• Hours – hour hand
• Minutes – minute hand
• Chronograph – chronograph hand
The chronograph is equipped with 3 counters:
• Seconds counter
• Minutes counter (30 minutes)
• Hours counter (12 hours)
The watch has 2 push-buttons:
• Top push-button – to start & stop the chronograph
• Bottom push-button – to reset the counters
• Vibrations/hour – 28,800 (4 Hz)
• Jewels – 27 rubies
• Movement operating range when fully wound – over 46 hours
• Automatic winding in both directions
• Oscillating weight segment – 21 carat gold
• Swing wheel stops when time is being adjusted
ETA movement, with chronograph dials. The movement is automatic with a power reserve of 46 hours when fully wound. The regulation tolerance is 15 seconds.
A luxurious piece of art, designed by the renowned artist Bernard Maquin, speaks the language of the exotic east through the tones of ancient damascene ornaments.
Traditionally, Backgammon was believed to have originated in ancient Mesopotamian (present-day Iraqi), the artist took us into the world of "The Thousand and One Nights" by retrieving his inspiration and muse from geometric patterns of eastern art and architecture, especially created for "The Charles Hollander Collection". In order to obtain the dazzling effect, we used 61,082 black, white, and yellow diamonds. The game is set with a total of 2071.48 carats diamonds. To bring this exquisite set to completion, the checkers were also set with 2960 white diamonds. The diamonds, together with over 6.77kg yellow gold, 150 gram silver and more than 10,000 hours of labor, resulting into this modern magnificent piece of art.
Amosu launches Amosu Colour Couture, the couture range creates colour mobile phones in any colour the customer wants while allowing the customer to personalize it with their name or logo for additional charge.
You can purchase a range of phones with any colour from £650 or send in your own phone for £300.
Alexander Amosu says "personalization is key to stand out from the crowd, now you can do it at an affordable price"
Amosu colour couture is now available for blackberry bold, Javelin, Curve,
storm, Apple Iphone, Ipod shuffle, ipod itouch, ipod classic, computers,
Nintendo Wii, DSi, Xbox, playstion and PSP. Go to www.amosu.co.uk to make
Note: Amosu Colour Couture
Weleda has a line specially designed to nourish and care for baby’s sensitive skin. Pioneers of Biodynamic® and organic farming, Weleda has been cultivators of wellness and beauty since it’s inception in 1921. All Weleda products are formulas that are free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants and raw materials derived from mineral oils. So feel comfortable putting this on baby’s skin – after all, what goes ON your baby, goes IN your baby.
Weleda Calendula Care Collection is formulated with Biodynamic® Calendula harvested from Weleda gardens in Germany to envelope baby in a layer of protection and warmth. Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash, Weleda Calendula Diaper Care, and Weleda Calendula Oil are all mothers need to be prepared for any situation with baby.
* Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is an essential bath companion. This mild formula is gentle on the eyes and skin. Sweet almond oil helps lock moisture into baby’s skin keeping it soft and hydrated.
* Weleda Diaper Care is formulated with zinc oxide to soothe and relieve diaper rash.
* Weleda Calendula Oil is best used after bath-time, this hydration formula protects skin from environmental influences and offers a warming comfort.