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Secret Watches That Are Both Timekeepers And Jewellery: Bvlgari

The extraordinary Celestial Sky platinum secret watch is one of four creations in Magnifica, a new collection of high jewellery timepieces by Bvlgari Watches. Accompanied by a matching necklace, this showpiece celebrates Rome as the jeweller’s beloved muse. Echoing the Eternal City sky’s signature hues is an impressive six – carat oval – shaped vibrant […]

THE SCINCE OF BEAUTY

How Cold Weather Impacts Your Skin Over Time

Prepare your complexion for lower temperatures. As fall gives way to winter, it is important to spend a little extra time on your morning skincare routine before walking outdoors to brave the elements. After all, blustery winds and single – digit temperatures present the need for heavier creams and more hydrating ingredients – and continued […]

This Is The Largest Chanel Perfume Bottle Ever Produced

Chanel introduces the No5 collectible perfume, the largest perfume bottle ever made, with as much as 2021 ml of perfume. PARIS, France – This year, the French fashion house Chanel is celebrating the centenary of the perfume world’s legendary No5 perfume. The No5 fragrance was introduced to the world on May 5, 1921 by designer […]

Lady Gaga Introduces Festive Haus Labs Makeup Collection

The new limited – edition Haus Laboratories makeup collection shine with gold and sparkles. PARIS, France – The brand Lab Laboratories, founded by the singer and actress Lady Gaga, is presenting a new makeup collection, Casa Gaga, this season. The vegan makeup stands out with its dazzling shine, rich colors, and luxurious formulas. The limited […]

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How Cartier Created Tutti Frutti Jewelry

A new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs reveals the Islamic influences on Parisian jewelry in the 1920s. PARIS, France – In the 1920s and 30s, Cartier began turning out gobsmackingly colorful necklaces and bracelets in its Paris atelier, offering its clients vibrants alternatives to diamonds and pearls. The collections, later known as tutti […]

auctions

Ballet NFTs Starring Russian Dancer Osipova Offered For Auction

PARIS, France – Auction house Bonhams said on Monday it was selling the world’s first non – fungible tokens (NFTs) for ballet, with Russian dancer Natalia Osipova in the starring role. The NFTs feature three video performance by Osipova, principal dancer at London’s Royal Ballet. Two are from the classic ‘Giselle’, while the third is from […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fingerless Gloves To Go Under Hammer

Personal belongings of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, including his trademark fingerless leather gloves and the cushions his cat Choupette sat on, are to go on sale in a series of auctions that begin in Monaco this week. MONACO – Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, was an icon of the fashion industry, celebrated as much […]

arts & culture

Egypt Revives Ancient Road Connecting Luxor And Karnak

A restored road connecting two ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Karnak and Luxor was unveiled on Thursday in a lavish ceremony aimed at raising the profile of one of Egypt’s top tourist spots. LUXUR, Egypt – The procession to reopen the 2.7 km (1.7 mile) road included a reenactment of the ancient Opet festival, where […]

Balenciaga’s 50th Haute Couture Collection On Display In Shanghai

Balenciaga will present a selection of looks taken from the 50th haute couture collection in an exhibition at the Tank Museum in Shanghai. Balenciaga is bringing its haute couture collection to China. For the first time, 29 pieces from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture collection, the first by Demna Gvasalia, will be on display […]

John Richardson’s Final Picasso Book Arrives In November

In the fall of 2018, art historian John Richardson fell critically ill and died the following March, at age 95. He left behind a distinguished record as a critic, curator and biographer and questions about the face of one of the art world’s longest awaited volumes, his fourth and final book on Pablo Picasso. PARIS […]

BORN 2B FAMOUS

Adolfo, Designer Who Dressed Nancy Reagan, Dies At 98

Adolfo, who began as a milliner and took inspiration from Chanel, was also a favorite of New York society women. PARIS, France – Adolfo, who achieved international fashion fame as one of Nancy Regan’s favorite designers during her years as first lady and who dressed many society’s most prominent women for almost three decades, died […]

Dior’s Iconic Bar Jacket Inspires Anew

The house’s latest variation on the originally wasp – waisted style, which revolutionized postwar fashion, relies on a centuries – old Greek Embroidery technique. PARIS, France – In December 1946, in the midst of a postwar Parisian society that was still rationing, Christian Dior opened his atelier in a four – story hotel particulier at […]

cars

The Aston Martin DBX is A Super – SUV Success Story

Aston Marin’s DBX must not only bring new customers to the venerable British brand but also ensure its long – term survival – the super – SUV might just manage to do both. PARIS, France – Do you known anyone who doesn’t love Aston Martin? Me neither. The brand embraces so many touchstones of appeal […]

aviation

Textron Launches Two Cessna Jets On Corporate Demand Rebound

PARIS, France – Textron Inc on Monday launched two Cessna business jets as it looks to tap the corporate travel demand that has rebounded strongly from pandemic lows. The jet maker said it would take orders for both models, with deliveries from the Citation M2 Gen 2 expected to begin by the end of first quarter […]

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property & architecture

Elie Saab Debuts News Home – Focused Collection At Dubai Design Week

Elie Saab is channeling his creative impulse into new interiors focused realms. The Beirut – born designer recently added Elie Saab Maison, a lineup of furniture, lighting, rugs, and home accessories, to his portfolio and now the couturier is expanding his lifestyle brand with the launch of a bathroom and surface collection in collaboration with […]

events

Israel To Host Miss Universe Contest Despite Omicron

PARIS, France – Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Dec.12, despite imposing travel restrictions to try to stave off the Omicron coronavirus variant, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said on Sunday. On Saturday Israel announced it would ban foreigners from entering the country, lengthen quarantines for citizens […]

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going out

Celebrate The Life: Buddha Bar

Picturesque views over Dubai Marina, a huge gold Buddha and Asian – inspired drinks make Buddha Bar a popular neighbourhood and destination hangout this season. Stepping into the sprawling venue – located in Grosvenor House Dubai – guests are greeted with drop – down chandeliers and glitzy decor, complementing the winking views of the Marina. […]

Celebrate The Life: GLO, Dubai

Having opened its doors in January this year, GLO is one of DIFC’s most glamorous post – work drink spots in Dubai. Brought to you by the team behing AER, the bar sites in the space that was formerly Dusty’s in Fattan Currency House. While the venue’s sweeping terrace proved popular during spring, the stylish […]

Celebrate The Life: The Secret At Marsa Malaz Kempinski

While not much of a secret, this rooftop bar at Marsa Malaz Kempinski is a sophisticated spot for al fresco drinks, with a neutral – hue tables and cosy booths set amongst landscaped greenery. Set on the 6th floor, this rooftop bar might not win many awards for its hight, but that doesn’t mean the […]

travel

The Literal House From House Of Gucci Is Now On Airbnb

In House of Gucci, family patriarch Aldo Gucci resides in a grand 16th century palazzo complete with lush gardens, baroque – era frescos, and ornate gilded interiors. It is, remarkably, not a movie set: in fact, some viewers may recognize its real – life identity almost instantly: Villa Balbiano is one of the most iconic […]