Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Givenchy Ltd Edition x LuisaViaRoma

images courtesy of asvofRiccardo Tisci and his team at Givenchy are just an unstoppable machine of cool at the moment with some incredible prints and visionary designs. These t-shirts, which feature the famed Rottweiler print, the USA flag and the squa… Continue reading

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MAN SS12 Line-Up

One of the highlights for me at London Fashion Week is the menswear initiative MAN, created by Topman and Fashion East, which showcases some of the freshest and newest talent in London. Today it was announced that on Menswear Day – which… Continue reading

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Lanvin Competition

For the first time, Lanvin invites the public to an exclusive and intimate discovery of Jeanne Lanvin’s famous office. In celebration of this event, the Parisian house launches the first ever On-Line Quiz which reveals more than a century of history an… Continue reading

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Mediterranean Architecture and Luxury Homes

Mediterranean architecture became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s through the 1940s. Most homes of this style can be found in California and Florida due to their Spanish histories and Mediterranean-like climates. Although the housing market … Continue reading

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Most Expensive 3D TV

Ever think you would need to have your home inspected before buying a tv? Well, if you want to buy Bang and Olufsen’s new 3d tv your house will need …Continue reading » Continue reading

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Most Expensive Hot Dog

In an attempt to get themselves in the Guiness Book of World Records, Brockton Rox will be selling the world’s most Expensive Hot Dog. Serendiptiy 3 in New York City …Continue reading » Continue reading

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Extreme Marine catamaran offers high speed fun

This high speed catamaran from Extreme Marine, Dubai has four powerful engines which deliver a total of 4800hp. Phil Blizzard takes a look at this Dhs5.5m craft which can be configured for racing or more leisurely boating.

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Luxury Bagel

What make a bagel $1,000 you ask? This bagel isn’t topped with Philadelphia Cream Cheese, instead with a white truffle cream cheese. A berry infused Rielsling jelly with golden leaves. …Continue reading » Continue reading

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Joe Jonas x Mr Porter Sneak Preview

So tomorrow on super-fabulous-with-an-extra-30-percent-off-at-sale-checkout Mr Porter, Mr Joe Jonas has an exclusive interview and photoshoot by Angelo Panetta in The Journal.  Wearing AW11 Burberry, Maison Martin Margiela… Continue reading

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Most Expensive Shave

Would you spend $100,000 on a razor? Maybe if it were electronic, but how can you justify $100,000 for just a regular razor? I guess with a 99.9 percent pure …Continue reading » Continue reading

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Hackett Sponsorship Weekender July 2011

I used to shop at Hackett when I worked on Jermyn Street, in the west end of central London, and a Hackett pale blue polo shirt was my first ‘designer’ buy many years ago from an outlet centre in York. Having a place in my shopping history and fas… Continue reading

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The Brompton Oratory Jacket

The design team behind the iconic, award-winning Brompton bicycle has today unveiled the Brompton Oratory Jacket – an innovation in cycling apparel that can be worn throughout the day straight from bike, to boardroom, to bar. I am not a cycler but th… Continue reading

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Buzzworthy Sales of "The Manor" and "Evermay"

Two truly remarkable luxury homes on opposite ends of the United States have made headlines with their July sales. One widely publicized closing is the sale of the Spelling Mansion – the extraordinary Manor built by entertainme… Continue reading

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Make Plans Now to Join Us in Madrid in October

Recently we announced our upcoming International Symposium in beautiful Madrid, Spain on October 19-21.At the event Luxury Portfolio agents and brokers (members only) have the chance to network, learn AND have fun! This is a great way to gain… Continue reading

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LSoD x YSL ss11 Sunglasses

L’Italia Vista Attraverso Una Lente - YSL SS11 SunglassesFilmed by Dan Hasby-OliverEdited by Gabriel TenorioDuring Pitti Uomo and the LuisaViaRoma event in Florence, Italy as well as a few days in Milan I was kindly loaned a pair of the SS11 … Continue reading

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LA Diary: UNIS at The Shop at Bluebird

There is not much men’s bits going on in LA at the moment, so this post comes out of London. The Shop at Bluebird, situated on the Kings Road, London in the south-west of the city, has long been a favorite and an exciting trove of apparel. What is also… Continue reading

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Luxury Portfolio Releases Luxury Real Estate White Paper

Luxury Portfolio International™ has released a White Paper entitled “How Today’s Highly Affluent U.S. Consumer Selects Luxury Real Estate Associates and Brokerages.” The paper focuses on affluent American consumer&rsqu… Continue reading

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Football Table with Style

Most of us would agree that a luxury home is not complete without the luxury play room. The amount of effort that is used to design the elegant lounge, the …Continue reading » Continue reading

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John Rocha AW11 Studded Brogues

John Rocha, for regular readers will know, has featured here and upon my back at London Fashion Week and at LuisaViaRoma in particular. One item which I have not worn before from the label is the shoes which are -in-cred-i-ble. These are a modern … Continue reading

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Jimmy Choo Men’s AW11

Steven Miesel seems to be the man of the moment for advertising campagins and his esteemed eye has been perfectly cast over the new Jimmy Choo AW11 campagin. Featuring the St. James double monk strap shoe in black, the composition of the shot is just s… Continue reading

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Lanvin AW11 Menswear

I love this shot, photographed by the very-busy-at-the-moment-with-Jimmy-Choo-too Steven Meisel. Lewell Tautchin looks perplexed and awkward but that’s half the fun, no?  Continue reading

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Lotus Originals Luggage

A while back, I was invited up to Norwich, on the east coast of England, to check out the Lotus Originals new line and take a spin in one of their prestigious cars. That was last July time, and this season they have extended their classic line with the… Continue reading

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Paris Highlights: Fall 2011 Couture

All the latest trends and insider perspectives from Paris’ Fall 2011 Couture fashion week.

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Givenchy: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Jean Paul Gaultier: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Giambattista Valli: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Armani Privé: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Valentino: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Chanel: Fall 2011 Couture

Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show.

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Significant Luxury Home Sale in Whistler

A stunning modern home – Compass Pointe – with spectacular views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains recently sold. The creation of the Whistler, British Columbia luxury home was a collaboration between a distinguished award-winni… Continue reading

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mens fashion blog: mens style, products, news from london and los angeles 2011-07-08 11:04:00

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY LAST STYLE OF DEFENSETwo years ago today, Last Style of Defense started with a post about Lewis Hamilton, the racing driver, becoming the face of Marks and Spencer men’s which had not yet been released at the time. It was exciting cr… Continue reading

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Hentch Man SS12

Whilst I was at Pitti Uomo in Florence I bumped into the Hentch Man crew who delighted me with a storming SS12 collection. I didn’t know they were going to be at the fair so soon after I visited their Newburgh Street, London, W1 store, which is a moder… Continue reading

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Dolce and Gabbana – The One Fragrance and Modern Gent App

Dolce and Gabbana have had a storming season so far with a great collection that made its way onto many the top ten lists from Milan. The super-Italian-power-house, who’s Via Spiga store in Milan I visited last month is the most incredible creative out… Continue reading

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Marni SS12

Marni is a stunning label for the adventurous and playful so it is quite apt that the SS11 collection is inspired by the great outdoors with refined, utilitarian details. Clothes suitable for the big city or the big escape gives wearers a sense of… Continue reading

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Jimmy Choo x Mr Porter

If you have not already seen the Jimmy Choo mens collection video, watch it above as it is a stunning piece of short film making. To mark the launch, Jimmy Choo and Mr Porter collaborated on an exclusive film, directed by Carter Peabody, set in&nb… Continue reading

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Luxury Portfolio Associates Top Realtors in Hawaii

Hawaii Business Magazine recently announced the Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii and we want to congratulate three Luxury Portfolio members who appear in the top 25: #1    Pat Choi – Choi International #19  Neal Norman – Koa Proper… Continue reading

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