This book is a complete catalogue of Tom Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford's clothing and accessories
designs for both houses, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising. Tom Ford features more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford's full cooperation and every page reflects his exceptional taste. It is Ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.
Aesop has a new store, in Armadale, designed by Paphitis in conjunction with Melbourne architect Ryan Russell. The architect says ‘We made use of light, colour and texture instead of focusing on size. The design allows Aesop products to be displayed both inside and outside the store,connecting us to the street.’
1057 High Street
Armadale Vic 3143
+613 9822 4959
Chanel has announced the J12 Intense Black , a new addition to their J12 sports watch collection. The watch is made with baguette cut black ceramic pieces set into the eighteen karat white gold case. The Chanel J12 Intense Black is limited to only five pieces and will be available exclusively from Chanel’s jewelry stores.
Black leather satchel with strap detailing. Proenza Schouler bag has a handle and detachable knotted shoulder strap, fold over flap with lock and strap fastening, compartments at front, zipped compartment at back, inside zipped compartment, press stud at top to fasten and has signature lining. 100% poncho leather.
PepsiCo is launching three new beverages, all sweetened with natural sugar instead of corn syrup.
Pepsi Natural, a premium cola made with sugar, natural caramel and kola nut extract, will be sold in glass bottles in the premium or natural food aisles of stores in 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
Lenny Kravtiz has put his Biscayne Point Circle home up for sale.
SIZE: 5,717 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Amazing estate home, point lot in guard gated Biscayne Point. Ultra modern luxury on a large 12,000 sq. ft. lot w/ unparalleled wide open bay views, with over 1,100 sq. ft. of tiled dock, and 100 feet of waterfront. Everything done to perfection, custom marble baths, polished concrete floors, custom wall of glass totally opens the large living area to incredible water views. Backyard is resort like w/ pool & spa, amazing dock area.
Bobbi Brown has unveiled its new Platinum collection. The look features strong eyes, smoked up in cool shadows, offset by cheeks and lips which glisten with touches of sheer, shimmering platinum. The overall effect is “equal parts fresh, edgy and beautiful”, according to the company.
Key items include a new, limited-edition Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick. This comprises five colour bars – soft pink, platinum, bright pink, golden coral and rose – that blend together to light up the face.
These shades work as highlight colours for cheeks, or can be used anywhere to add shimmer. The special platinum bar is said to be an ideal new shade for eyes.
The custom-made compact sports a metallic silver finish and faux-leather detailing.
New shades of Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Cream Shadow (Steel, Platinum, Ash and Heather), teamed with new shades of Lip Gloss and Shimmer Lip Gloss also feature.
The collection is completed by the limited-edition Shimmering Body Oil. Infused with pink and platinum pearls, this is said to give skin a radiant glow, while moisturising and conditioning with a blend of essential oils.
Its lightweight formula is absorbed quickly into the skin, leaving it soft to the touch. The oil is lightly fragranced with Bobbi’s Party, a new fragrance which will debut in second-half 2009.
This year, to celebrate Easter, Spanish artisan chocolatier Enric Rovira has created a limited edition range of luxurious eggs for Harvey Nichols. The exclusive range features three designs: the Fibrós, Brillant and Quadrat. Only 200 eggs will be made, one of which will contain a special Golden Ticket.
The Golden Ticket will entitle the lucky winner to be flown over to Barcelona to visit the Enric Rovira workshop, followed by a meal at a top restaurant and an overnight stay in the heart of the city.
The Fibrós and Brillant eggs are hand made with an enticing mixture of the finest dark and white chocolate on a dark chocolate base, and the Quadrat is a white chocolate egg decorated with dark chocolate powder.
With only 200 eggs available to purchase, all exclusively available at Harvey Nichols nationwide, this is the ultimate treat for chocolate enthusiasts. Enric Rovira is a speciality chocolatier, based in the beautiful city of Barcelona, from where he takes a lot of his inspiration. His chocolates are works of art that defy conventional chocolate flavours and presentation.
The three chocolate egg designs, Fibrós, Brillant and Quadrat, will be available exclusively at Harvey Nichols Foodmarkets nationwide, priced at £29.95.
The A2B by Ultra Motor offers the fun of a bike with the power of an electric motor, all wrapped up in a quiet riding, stylish design.
It’s perfect for those who want an economic transportation solution that is good for the environment and good for the soul.
Designed for urban commuting and short trips, the A2B provides a comfortable, smooth ride with its full suspension and oversized seat. It’s a powerful ride that is easy to handle and you get decide what you want to do – pedal, power, or both. The A2B offers unassisted power on demand for up to 20 miles* at a cruising speed of 20mph.
On May 5 and 6, 2009, fashion designer Wolfgang Joop will offer ten paintings by Tamara de Lempicka at Sotheby’s New York. . Four paintings will be included in the evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 5th and six will be offered the following day
Emmanuel Di-Donna, Vice Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art Worldwide and Head of Sotheby’s Evening Sales, New York, commented, “This group of paintings, all from Lempicka’s prime period, embodies the spirit of the Art Deco era and its sense of style and modernity. These iconic images range from intimate and sensual to bold and monumental. As an artist, Lempicka drew on the avant-garde art and design around her, Cubism in particular, to derive a distinct aesthetic all her own.”
“Tamara’s appeal to me is comparable to that of a blue diamond,” said Wolfgang Joop. “From the first moment I saw her paintings, I was captivated by the unique way in which she presented women, and I have been fortunate to enjoy a long and intimate history with her. In turn, she inspired my work with a distinctive style that embodies the image of a modern woman.”
Dior has announced the Dior Christal timepiece. Created in the Parisian studios of Dior Avenue Montaigne. The Dior Christal Mysterieuse is named for the Quinting manufacture movement that has three rotating plates. One for the hours, minutes, and day. The Dior Christal uses an geometric art deco themed design
Narciso Rodriguez Essence, £50 for 50ml
The new signature fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez is a delightful combination of rose petals, powder notes of iris, and hints of amber - resulting in a scent just perfect for spring.
The elegant mirror-effect glass bottle reflects purity, yet with a subtle sensuality, to celebrate the modern woman and embrace her complexity and femininity.
Narciso Rodriguez Essence is available from 30 March at Harvey Nichols London
Belmacz Blitz is a creamy gold eyeshadow that doubles as a brow and cheekbone highlighter. Each pot contains two leaves of pure 24-carat gold and the cream glides on to give a smooth, sheer finish. Layer it on to create a dramatic solid gold effect. As with all Belmacz products, the beauty of Blitz is how well it blends, giving you a flattering, golden shimmer without looking artificially glittery.
Lamboghini has announced the Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster based on their Murciélago LP 640 Roadster. The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster's interior is done in black leather with alcantara, only fifty of the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster will be made.
Leica have made a special edition of the Leica M8 with white casing , white leather trim and brushed aluminum controls. The Leica All White M8 is based on the M8.2 and has a 10.3 megapixel resolution and the Leica ELMARIT-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, it will be available in limited quantities exclusively from Leica.
Based on the embroidered costumes of the bullfight, Oro Plata is culmination of Peter Müller's work studying this craft and lifestyle of Sourthern Spain. César Rincón's suit after a bullfight in Seville. "Pineapple" motif.
Triangles & Angles collection by Kris Van Assche For Dior Homme. The collection takes its inspiration from the angular design of triangles with a dark color scheme. The collection is available exclusively from Dior Homme stores.
Grey Goose and Baccarat have partnered to create this travel case for Grey Goose Vodka. The thermally insulated case is made of grey alcantara and case comes with two Baccarat crystal tumblers. The Grey Goose & Baccarat Travel Case is available from Grey Goose suppliers world wide.
Architecture as sustainable technology
The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings; in an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture is paramount. This book features the architects, artists and firms pioneering a new green architecture, and examines the emergent esthetics.
Featured architects/firms/artists include:
Adjaye Associates, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Barlindhaug Consult AS, Patrick Blanc, Vincent Callebaut Architecte, Cepezed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Vladimir Djurovic, Ecosistema Urbano, EDAW, Fearon Hay, Foster+Partners, Peter Gluck, Herbst Architects, Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, David Hertz, Kempe Thill, Morphosis, Alberto Mozó, Manfredi Nicoletti, Office dA, Sergio Palleroni, Philippe Rahm, Rau, Roswag & Jankowski, Rural Studio, SITE, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Germán del Sol, Werner Sobek, studio tamassociati, TNA, UNStudio, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Weiss/Manfredi, wHY Architecture, Ken Yeang, Zoka Zola, and many more
Leon Verres has launched the most expensive champagne label.
‘Le Billionaire Champagne’ is being billed as the most expensive champagne. Only five of the bottles priced at $2.75 million each will be available. Testers of well-known gourmet-magazines, luminaries of the world of wines, as well as a multitude of famous celebrities confirm the uniqueness of this “handiwork out of master touch“. For them “Le Billionaire Champagne“ represents the coronation of all that what luxury can denote.
Leon Verres Champagne does not tolerate any mainstream but is exclusively served in the most announced bars, clubs and restaurants of our period. All over the place where the exalted luxury-lifestyle is celebrated, also “Le Billionaire Champagne“ of Leon Verres is at home.
nimli.com. Vivienne Westwood designed the Anglomania for Melissa Shoes collection, made from sustainable plastic. $80,