Effectus Lux Lucis by Victoria Grant

London Milliner, Victoria Grant, brings a whole new edge to contemporary hat wearing. Her arresting designs have attracted a host of style-charting devotees including Dita Von Tees, Christina Aguilera, Penelope Cruz, Annie Lennox, Dolce & ; Gabanna &  Jay Joplin. None more so than this one created exclusively for 20ltd.com. Inspired by the British Royal Artillery and Medieval Execution Mask, this remarkable piece combines Victoria’s whimsical sense of Heritage vs. Humour to create a fully functional Art Piece. To be worn or used as a lamp (Maximum Wattage 15). Hand crafted from Pierced Fur felt and Aluminium Chain with an ostentatious Bird of Paradise puff it is a high salute to good old British Heritage and the mysterious underworld of sex & roleplay pursued through the ages.


Yves Saint Laurent's leather wallet

Yves Saint Laurent's leather wallet, $385, at select Yves Saint Laurent boutiques, 212.980.2970.

Portraits of the Renaissance S.E.

Memling, Van Eyck, Antonello da Messina, Raphael, Holbein, Titian, Leonardo . . . these are the greatest names of the Renaissance which symbolize the ultimate in artistic achievement. Now their work is reproduced in this spectacular, luxury volume printed on cotton paper and exquisitely presented in a brown and turquoise linen case. Whether Italian, Flemish, or German, all were masters of the portrait, a style that was popular and much appreciated during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The genius of these artists allowed them to overcome the limits of the genre and inscribe the art of portraiture into the universal history of mankind. Sharply focused and featuring meticulously researched illustrations, this beautiful book is the first of its kind to shed light on some of the most familiar images in art history.

Dior Python Detective Briefcase

Dior Python Detective Briefcase

Givenchy Medium Boston bag

Leather bag by Givenchy featuring two top handles, additional handle at the side, detachable shoulder strap with adjustable buckle detail, gold tone logo badge with star studs, zip top closure and three internal pockets.

Rodarte x Knoll Luxe

Clothing label Rodarte has collaborated with Knoll Luxe (www.knoll-luxe.com), a luxury textile division of the furniture company Knoll Inc.  Knoll Textile’s creative director and the mastermind behind Knoll Luxe  was intrigued by the Mulleavys’ affinity for textiles and invited them to design a line of textiles that will make their debut in early May. (Knoll Luxe will open a showroom in the D&D Building in New York at the same time.)

Balmain Low-rise distressed cropped jeans

Balmain Low-rise distressed cropped jeans $1,610 . Washed-black mid-weight denim cropped skinny jeans with gray paint splatters. Balmain jeans are low-rise, have intentional distressing with silver chain-mail inserts with fabric backing, five pockets, black stitching, gold zips at ankles, seam detail at back of leg and a concealed hook and zip fastening at waist. 100% cotton. Dry clean. Designer wash: Black.

Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5170

Patek Philippe's new chronograph designed to feature a classic movement developed and fully manufactured in the companies workshops. The Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5170 is made of eighteen karat gold and is water resistant up to thirty meters.


Trussardi 1911 Citybike

Trussardi offers the 1911 Citybike fitted with camouflage leather accessories. Priced at about $2,500, the Trussardi 1911 Citybike features a chassis made of steel and coated in a special army green paint, decorated with Trussardi's greyhound logo. It features a camouflage patterned leather seat, rear wheel guard and carrying pouch, and polished brass detailing on the headlamp, spokes, kickstand and other hardware.

The Beautiful Mind

The Beautiful Mind is the first in a new series of fragrances from the team behind Escentric Molecules. Tired of mere celebrity fragrances, nose Geza Schoen wanted to celebrate women of achievement with a scent that appeals to head and heart. Intelligence and fantasy, as he says. He has used the richest floral absolutes, including the rare and expensive tiare from Tahiti, to evoke ideal memories of an equally ideal summer.

Hans Wegner Wishbone

The Wishbone, the creation of Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner (1914–2007). Manufacturer Carl Hansen will launch 12 new colors.

Sixty years later, Carl Hansen still produces the Wishbone chair as Wegner intended—with traditional bent woods and woven paper seats— but without letting prices spiral out of control. “It cannot be cheaply produced,” Christian Skovhus, owner of Icons of Denmark, says. “If a copy exists, it’s been glued or laminated and has no longevity.”


Polished black bridle envelope by Spooner and Watts

Grace Spooner and Lucie Watts's polished black bridle envelope is suede lined with pencil holder and popper closure (designed to house either the MacBook Air or A4 note paper, magazine and pencil). Polished black bridle envelope by Spooner and Watts made to order with the option of a personalised monogram embossed blind or in silver foil. Exclusively available through 20ltd.com, it is available in only 20 editions.


Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) – Cindy Sherman

In commemoration of Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) – famous courtesan and mistress of King Louis XV of France – Cindy Sherman has cast herself in the role of Pompadour in this exquisite 21-piece tea set. Made from Limoges porcelain, after the original design commissioned by Pompadour in 1756, creative chameleon Sherman challenges the idea of identity and ownership, utilizing a complex photo-silkscreen process to replace the courtesan’s portrait with her own. Signed and numbered by the artist, the tea set is available in a range of colours: apple green, rose, royal blue, and yellow. Each colour has been produced in a limited edition of 75.

Kamalaya in Thailand

At Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand’s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday. The wellness programs offer solutions for detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control. If you are looking for a more personalized wellness experience, their team of international naturopaths can work with you to create your own health program from their extensive range of holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies. You don’t need to commit to a wellness program; if you are simply looking for a relaxing and restorative holiday, you are welcome in the inspiring environment and complimentary inclusions like wellness consultation and holistic activities.

Lexus bicycle hybrid concept

Lexus has unveiled Hybrid Bicycle. A “design concept the captures the fundamental engineering and design values of the brand, but with two wheels rather than four.”

Power comes from the pedal of the rider increased by help of the front wheel with a 240W electric motor, kept running by a 25.9V lithium-ion battery.


Vanderbilt Rose to be Sold at Borsheims

The Vanderbilt Rose will be offered by Siegelson for sale at the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Event.

Formerly in the collection of Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, the corsage ornament was purchased by Le Musée Louvre in 2008 for $11 million.

This historic jewel with royal provenance consists of 250 carats worth of diamonds.

Created in 1855, the Vanderbilt Rose’s original owner was the niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte. Known as a bright individual, Mathilde owned one of the most distinguished literary and artistic salons in Paris during the Second Empire. After her death in 1904, the Vanderbilt Rose was auctioned off and sold by Cartier to Cornelius Vanderbilt III. As the “Queen of New York Society,” the jewel became her signature adornment.

Estimate for the Vanderbilt Rose is available upon request.


Juergen Teller’s new photographic series, Zimmermann, documents the supermodel Raquel Zimmermann engaging in family events and interacting with Teller’s native environment in Bubenreuth, Southern Germany. Staying true to his snapshot aesthetic but managing to portray what he calls a ‘surreal fairytale’, Teller captures Zimmermann in a state of complete abandon, pictured lifelessly in the woods, or lying semi-nude on the family table, a sacrificial offering forming part of a Bavarian feast. A narrative akin to the gothic and dramatic style of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale, this story explores themes of suppressed youth and teenage longing.

Black necklace by Ana-Maria Pasescu

Since creating her unique brand of hand-sculpted accessories in 2006, Ana-Maria Pasescu is one of the UK’s most exciting young designers. Serving her apprenticeship with some of the industry’s most illustrious names including Jam design, Phillipe Starck, Tom Dixon and Gillian O'Brien, she has evolved her own distinctive and experimental style, always exploring new materials and processes with recycling and longevity at the heart everything she does. This braid leather and brass studded necklace is  beautiful and dangerous. It is available exclusively through 20ltd.com.


Armani Hotel Dubai

The Armani Hotel Dubai is now open.

Every detail has been personally chosen by Armani to reflect his passion for stylish comfort and functionality. Each of the rooms and suites, which take the unique form of the tower, are finished with precious materials. The curved walls are clad in custom-created luxe fabrics and hand made leather from Florence, floors are covered with Japanese Tatami and bathrooms feature dramatic green bamboo marble from Brazil. Each unique living space is furnished with bespoke Armani Casa pieces including oak tables with liquid metal finish created exclusively for the hotel.

Sophisticated colors, clean lines and unique textures blend together seamlessly with the tower’s stunning architecture and natural light to create an atmosphere of calm serenity where guests can feel at ease.

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

The Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour Collection offers 12 classic and elegant shades. Marking the first chapter in Tom Ford's evolution into make - up, this collection is a luxurious interpretation of the sophistication and femininity that is associated with Tom Ford.

The new Private Blend Lip Color Collection presents Tom Ford's personal palette of twelve classic lip shades. Luxuriously created from specially treated pigments and nourishing properties such as, soja seed extract and chamomilla flower oil, the lipsticks have an ultra creamy texture and deliver a pure and luminous lip colour.

Packaged in gold-accented ivory cases with the TF logo stamped on the lipstick bullet.

The Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour Collection is available from 24 April - £35 each.

Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation

Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation - Get a host of skincare benefits plus translucent coverage with this all-in-one complexion enhancer. It works to correct skin undertones, offers all-day moisture, and UV protection.

CDG Parfums - CDG 2

Comme Des Garcons 2 is presented in a striking silver reflecting canister and evokes an exotic mix of incense, ink, amber, patchoulli, Chinese cedarwood, cumin, vertiver and fresh magnolia.

Finlandia Charity Water Bottle Project

Finlandia Vodka celebrates their own 40th anniversary and Earth Day by releasing four limited edition Sigg water bottles featuring designs by Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. Each design represents a different element from the heart of Finlandia and all profits will go towards supporting four different global environmental projects.

The limited edition bottles will be available starting May 3rd on finlandiawaterbottle.com for $28 each.

Gucci for UNICEF - Sukey bag

As its partnership with UNICEF enters its sixth year, Gucci have announced the launch of the year-long special edition “Gucci for UNICEFSukey bag
in grey “La Pelle Guccissima”, with 25% of the retail price for each bag sold going to UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” campaign.


Olivier Theyskens, The Other Side of the Picture

When he was twenty, Olivier Theyskens dropped out of design school to create his first collection. Within the next year, Women’s Wear Daily head­lined his “Star Quality,” Harper's Bazaar christened him an “Instant Icon,” and The New York Times singled out his work in coverage of the Metro­politan Museum’s Costume Institute, where it was already enshrined. That winter, Madonna wore Theyskens to the Oscars.

In the decade since, he has lent his power to two international brands, “restoring the fortunes,” as Vogue put it, of the house of Rochas, and then moving on to Nina Ricci as artistic director. His work has appeared on the cover of French, British, and American Vogue worn by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, among other stars. Even the most casually fashion conscious consumers know his name, his striking face, and his dark, soft, and often-flattering aesthetic.

In this special edition book, photographer Julien Claessens looks back at his whirlwind career thus far. Claessens, who was given unprecedented backstage access to Theyskens' fashion shows, beautifully captures the designer's romantic and mysterious oeuvre.

BJØRG Jewellery

Norwegian jewellery designer Bjørg releases one main collection per year. Bjørg has a new unforgettable video which was directed and produced by two young Norwegian directors Matias Rygh & Mathias Eriksen exclusively for Bjør


RéVive Cellulite Erasure

RéVive Cellulite Erasure is specifically created to reduce the appearance of cellulite-affected areas

Vertu Ascent

Vertu have released an update to the Ascent range. Two variants of the Ascent range are now available, one made of anodized aircraft grade aluminum and one of titanium. The phone features a five megapixel camera and assisted GPS. The Vertu Ascent is available in a wide range of colors from Vertu stores worldwide.

Hayman's Sloe Gin

Harvey Nichols Wine Shops will launch Hayman's Sloe Gin, a traditional English liqueur which has previously only been available for private use. Made to a long standing recipe, from the oldest gin distilling family in the UK, this fabulously versatile gin has a ruby red colour and intense smooth flavour.

This gin is made by steeping the English native sloe berry, a type of wild plum which comes from the blackthorn tree, for several months with Hayman's Gin which is blended with natural sugars to give the drink its distinctive flavour.

This great cocktail cabinet addition can be used to make a number of classic drinks, including The Blackthorn, which first appeared in the 1800's. First, mix Hayman's Sloe Gin and sweet vermouth (2:3 parts) over ice. Strain into cocktail glasses, add a twist of lemon and serve.

To make the more modern sloe gin drink, the aptly named 'The Wibble', shake equal measures of dry gin, Hayman's Sloe Gin and grapefruit juice over ice. Add a squeeze of lemon and a dash of blackberry flavoured Crème de Mure liqueur. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Alternatively, Hayman's Sloe Gin makes a perfect digestif served straight.

Hayman's Sloe Gin is now available exclusively at Harvey Nichols Wine Shops nationwide priced at £21.50 for 70cl.

Cle de Peau Beaute La Creme

La Creme is an exceptionally luxurious revitalizing cream that brings unparalleled age-defying benefits to your complexion overnight.

For beauty that endures time, Clé de Peau Beauté has always been committed to scientific advancements that optimize skin's very nature.

Three major forces create a superior La Creme:
• Powerful anti-aging benefits: La crème is newly formulated with scientifically advanced ingredients that comprehensively diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging.
• Overnight results: Texture, elasticity and dullness are visibly improved overnight. Skin awakens to remarkable clarity and smoothness.
• Cutting-edge emulsification technology: A special emulsification technology creates the ultimate texture that not only delivers ingredients more deeply, quickly and effectively, but enhances tangible benefits.

How to use: Use as the final step of your nighttime skincare regimen. Take a small amount on spatula provided, transfer to fingertip, and gently smooth over entire face

Lamborghini yacht

Mauro Lecchi has developed a new design concept for a Lamborghini yacht. The is inspired by the Lamborghini car.

The interior layout includes a full beam owner room with bath and separate shower, guest bedroom with bathroom in the bow.

The Lamborghini yacht can be powered by three different motors: 2×700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesel, 2×950 hp diesel Seatek, 2x (3x) 550 hp v 12 – 60 Lamborghini petrol.

Private Jet for Lease at $5,000 an Hour

Paula Kent Meehan, co-founder of the Redken hair care products company, offers her private jet available for lease at about $5,000 per hour plus standard chartering costs -- catering, landing fees, international fees, etc.). Rates vary, depending on the itinerary. Corporate Jets in Van Nuys handles the arrangement and can be reached directly at (818) 989-5888.



AURÉLIE BIDERMANN  Gold locket + chain with  white diamonds. Of Aurélie Bidermann, we already knew fantasy jewels, she launches a luxurious range of jewels, retro look, we find the famous idols expensive to the creator affixed this time on rings but also cuff bracelets  " lace vintage " dipped into  gold or silver

Van Cleef & Arpels Papillons collection

Van Cleef & Arpels
new Papillons jewelry collection featuring butterflies. The line focuses on butterflies and flowers which include intricate petals made of white gold and diamonds. The collection has a set of earrings, a necklace and numerous broaches.

Dominic Jones jewellery

Dominic Jones is the jewellery designer of the moment. This edgy and elegant gold ring is a perfect example of his stunning designs and is a fantastic statement piece.


Public Bikes

Public Bikes will be launching  a collection in early May designed around the style and principles of the classic city bikes of Europe, updated with new technology and modern materials, and adapted to the U.S. market.  Public Bikes have two classic European frame styles, both unisex, both made from strong lightweight steel.  Designed  for all sizes and ages and made them especially female-friendly.  Prices will range from about $650 to $1200.

Hand-painted Wrapped Whole cut shoes by Lodger Footwear

The ‘Wrapped Whole cut’ shoe by Lodger of London is fashioned from a single piece of flawless leather, the seam of the shoe is placed asymmetrically on one side as opposed to being more traditionally found at the back. This requires that the leather be stretched in three directions in order to get it to fit around the toe and heel without any additional seams. Customers can choose to have their own pair of these unique shoes hand painted in one of three colours: a rich Oxblood, warm Grey or Azure Blue. Each pair has the name of their creator embossed on one sole and the name of the customer embossed on the other.


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Burberry April Showers

Burberry “April Showers” collection for Spring 2010 launched under their Burberry Brit label.

The collection, for both men and women, includes fitted trench coats, polo shirts and dresses, padded jackets, “stowaway” windbreakers and accessories.

Fabio Novembre Luciola Chandelier

Fabio Novembre's  Luciola chandelier seems like a 19th-century aviary, made of intertwined metal wire and created to protect precious gems.

Of course it is designed to illuminate, but above all to amaze, as in times gone by in g
rand houses, with a whole series of "wonders", from stuffed animals to large maps of the world, from anatomical skulls to aviaries with exotic birds. With Fabio Novembre and Luciola , the Driade house becomes infused with wonder too.

Helmut Newton: Immorale

Helmut Newton's photographs of Japanese actress Eri Ishida.

Bols 1575 Vodka

Mash concepts for the "Bols 1575 Amsterdam" Bottle revamp

Mash designed a series of classic and elegant bottles based on vintage French perfume packaging."

luxury zoo in Al Ain

United Arab Emirates, Al Ain is in the beginning stages of development on a state-of-the-art luxury zoo. The multibillion-dirham resort is expected to be completed by 2014. According to Rebecca Bundhun of The National, the development will include luxury lodges, a five-star hotel with 200 rooms, and over 1,000 villas. The hub will be the wildlife park built in a 900-hectare area, and will be split into three zones: a north Kenyan Park; a North American area; and an Arabian sector.


Rie Rasmussen, the Muse of Perrier Jouët

Rie Rasmussen, is the new Muse of Perrier Jouët

More than just a celebrity, Rie Rasmussen is a talented artist who decided to get behind the camera after her lead role in a Luc Besson masterpiece, Angel‐A, a wonderful French black and white feature film set in Paris.

She wrote and directed her first short film that got selected at the Cannes film festival of 2004 when she was only 24. She recently produced her first feature film “Human Zoo” that will air on screens this year.

She also enjoys drawing and painting and published her first book “Grafiske Historier” including her works and featuring her self-portraits that appeared in Vogue magazine.

During her visit at the Perrier Jouët house, Rie Rasmussen was filmed exploring the cellars, tasting the Belle Epoque with Hervé Deschamps and painting the 3 drawings with champagne.


3.1 Phlip Lim Donahue Glasses

3.1 Philip Lim's new "Donahue" style will be exclusive to Lim's New York and Los Angeles boutiques and will be available in both sun and optical versions.

Chanel J12 Marine Diver

Chanel J12 collection uses the brand's signature ceramic cases in either a black or white. The Chanel J12 watch will also come with an additional caoutchouc rubber strap