Monthly Archives: June 2012

Emma Stone – Vogue US July 2012

I must admit right up front, I’m a fan of Emma Stone. Okay, a huge fan. Her fashion gumption, her ability to look fabulous in brunette and platinum blonde in a blink of an eye, and, well, she was cast as a character in Crazy, Stupid, Love that sea… Continue reading

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Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Dark Night

At JCK Las Vegas, Girard-Perregaux has released a new version of its popular world time model called ww.tc Dark Night. Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Sophia Webster

I spend the majority of my days checking out seasoned designers’ collections. While I love to see the evolution of a designer’s work, I especially enjoy being surprised by something out of the ordinary, like a new brand that I know nothing about. That’s exactly what happened to me last week. In between a crazy [...] Continue reading

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The Chandon American Summer champagne bottle

The perfect accessory for summer, this special edition of Chandon Brut Classic sparkling wine is wrapped from head to toe in patriotic red, white and blue. Continue reading

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Top 10 whisky brands in the world

A report released by Drinks International and Euromonitor called “The Millionaire’s Club” has come out with the top branded spirits and liquors in the world. Continue reading

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Made of Honor

Giovanna Randall went into labor with her first child the day she presented her debut Resort collection for Honor. That, if anything, is a testament to the designer’s hardworking nature. Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s midcentury pop art, Randall layered a custom horizon print over gradated polka dots and showed the graphic combination on the lineup’s [...] Continue reading

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Barbara Bui

It’s been a few months since Barbara Bui opened her L.A. store, and it looks as though the West Coast is rubbing off on her color palette. The Paris-based designer presented a Resort lineup of sky blue, peach pink, and sage green separates, which meshe… Continue reading

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Richard Nicoll

Among the various connotations of the word resort, there’s the one which suggests well-heeled, no-fuss patrician leisure. That was the vein Richard Nicoll tapped with a tightly edited pre-collection. He made his point with crisp poplins and piqués… Continue reading

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Rules of Style – Hedvig Opshaug

Most likely, you’ve seen Hedvig Opshaug whenever street style is mentioned online or in the pages of the New York Times and top fashion websites – Vogue, Elle, L’Officiel, Net-a-Porter, etc. Originally from Norway, this once model, turned banke… Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: fafefysfofu

Today’s member spotlight is on fafefysfofu, a Polyvore member for 4 years. His sets are perfectly structured and stylist. He’s an architecture student who is addicted to fashion. Here are a few of his favorite sets.

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Member Spotlight: fafefysfofu

Today’s member spotlight is on fafefysfofu, a Polyvore member for 4 years. His sets are perfectly structured and stylist. He’s an architecture student who is addicted to fashion. Here are a few of his favorite sets.

hilarious by fafefysfofu feat… Continue reading

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Visionaire In 3-D

For its last issue, Visionaire set a world record for the largest magazine ever produced (it was fittingly dubbed the Larger Than Life issue #61). The newest edition might not win any awards for its physical size, but #62, which is all about Rio de Janeiro, has a cool factor all its own. Boldfaced names [...] Continue reading

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Nadal’s luxury watch goes missing in Paris

Rafael Nadal has reportedly lost his Richard Mille RM027 ultra-light tourbillon after his win over Novak Djokovic at the French Open. Continue reading

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L’Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott was in town this week showing off her first-ever Resort collection. “It’s fun and lively, how resort used to be,” she said from her perch in the Crosby Street Hotel. It certainly showcased her sense of humor and an appreciation for visual … Continue reading

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Altuzarra

Joseph Altuzarra picked up the Swarovski Award for new design talent at the CFDAs last week, and he earned it all over again with a strong Resort lineup that touched on two developing trends: safari and gypsy. If his breakout Fall collection put the fo… Continue reading

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Rag & Bone

Our review will be posted shortly. See the complete collection by clicking the image at left. Continue reading

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Peter Pilotto

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Giambattista Valli

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The Pursuitist Visiting Disney World and The Golden Oak community

The Walt Disney Company has invited The Pursuitist to visit the new, ultra-luxurious Golden Oak community — and to experience magical VIP tours, rides and dinners at Disney World. We’re arriving in Orlando later this afternoon — follow us on Twitter for live updates from Disney World, and exclusive photos and videos from Golden Oak. [...] Continue reading

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Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

High street retailer H&M has confirmed that it will launch a collaboration with avant-garde label Maison Martin Margiela for a fall rollout. The news that the Paris-based avant-garde fashion label of Belgian origin will be collaborating with H&M was first reported by WWD on June 11 and was confirmed by the high street store the [...] Continue reading

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Luxury pickup trucks booming in the US

luxury pick-up trucks, kitted out with accessories such as snakeskin trim, are flying out of showrooms. Continue reading

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Jim Morrison And Jimi Hendrix To Rock On? And More of Today’s Top Stories

For those who never had the chance to see Jim Morrison (pictured) or Jimi Hendrix perform, you may soon get your chance. The estates of the iconic musicians are both reportedly working on future holographic live performances, similar to the Tupac one that appeared at Coachella this year. [Rolling Stone]The runners and spectators at this [...] Continue reading

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Adidas unveils its new Porsche luxury sneaker

If you like a little luxury in your sports gear, Adidas Porsche Design Sport just announced its new line of men’s workout basics. Continue reading

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Let There Be Lucio: Will This Artist Influence The Spring Collections?

One of fashion’s most noted phenomena is the mysterious process by which any number of designers might be inspired by the same thing in a given season. But if a certain artist makes an impression on the runways come September, it won’t be so much a case of something in the air as something in [...] Continue reading

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Extremely Versatile Sofa Design From Brühl – Sunrise Two

Pursuing the path to a comfortable living space and a stylish interior design? Then this versatile sofa will inspire you to recreate your beloved social space. The Sunrise Two by German manufacturer and design studio Brühl is a versatile and highly contemporary modular sofa that can be customized to any preference due to its functional [...] Continue reading

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First Apple computer heads to Sotheby’s auction

There’s no screen, it was built in 1976, and the clunky design does not exactly recall today’s iPads, but the first Apple computer is expected to fetch up to US$180,000 (RM558,000) in New York. Sotheby’s in New York is auctioning the rare piece of computer history, which actually still works, on June 15. The Apple [...] Continue reading

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Sheltering A Friendly Atmosphere: La Grelha Restaurant in Mexico

La Grelha Restaurant is located in Guadalajara, Mexico and even though its design is based on the word “Le Grelha “, meaning “barbecue”, this place does not lack elegance. Envisioned by the architects at Hernandez Silva, the restaurant stands out due to a clever architecture plan and a welcoming atmosphere. La Grelha Restaurant in Mexico [...] Continue reading

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Daily dream home – Trump World Tower Penthouse

Overlooking the United Nations building, Manhattan and the East River, this luxurious penthouse apartment sits atop the well-known Trump World Tower. Occupying half of  the 77th floor of the most luxurious residential building world-wide, the fascinating interiors of this exquisite penthouse were designed by architect Michael Gilmore, in collaboration with talented designer Mark Cunningham. With [...] Continue reading

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Daily Dream Home – Hill House

Imposing its contemporary structure on the surroundings, today’s dream home displays a fascinating geometric architecture. The Hill House encompasses modern challenges of building a residential collection of spaces on a hillside shaped as a contemporary, almost futuristic exterior shell. Designed by Johnston Marklee & Associates on a steep slope in Pacific Palisades, California, this luxuriously designed [...] Continue reading

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Stylish and Artistic Hand-Drawn wallpaper from Abigail Edwards

Walls that express the owner’s personal style and a carefully studied design should adorn every stylish home. We would like to show you a few beautifully designed wallpapers that combine inspiration, experience and talent in three beautiful patterns. Created by Abigail Edwards, the wallpapers are printed in one of the few remaining traditional wallpaper printers [...] Continue reading

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London, Paris most popular cities for tourists in 2012

London is set to welcome 16.9 million visitors this year, the top city worldwide for tourism, according to a MasterCard study. Paris, in second place, is in line to host 16 million. After London and Paris, Bangkok (12.2 million), Singapore (11.8 million) and Istanbul (11.6 million) are forecast to be attractive draws for tourists in [...] Continue reading

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Luxurious Anantara Resort & Spa in Bali

Anantara Resort &a Spa in Bali plays host to a fascinating array of restaurants, accommodation units and services. Its unique offer makes it one of the most sought after resorts in Bali, by visitors all over the world. With panoramic views of the Indian ocean from every suite, this place does not just give exterior [...] Continue reading

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Nokia To Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is in talks with private equity group EQT to sell its luxury handset subsidiary Vertu for around 200 million euros ($249 million), sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Vertu makes some of the world’s most expensive mobile phones, often featuring crystal displays and sapphire keys. The phones can [...] Continue reading

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El Bulli Foundation accepts ideas from world’s top business schools

After challenging MBA students from some of the most elite schools in the world to come up with a business model for his culinary think tank the El Bulli Foundation, Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has whittled down the list to finalists from Harvard and the London Business School. In a Vimeo video following the selection [...] Continue reading

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Transparent Bubble Rooms by Pierre Stephane Dumas

Traveling is about adventure, discovering new sensations, being closer to nature. But what if you could have the comfort of a luxurious accommodation unit and still be able to feel the essence of a place? These transparent bubble rooms were designed by Pierre Stephane Dumas and offer unforgettable outdoor experiences. The design of the transparent [...] Continue reading

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Katy Perry is a Fashionable Flapper

WHO: Katy PerryWORE: Vintage satin slip with lace
detailing, long strand of pearls, a beaded headband and Manolo Blahnik
heelsWHERE: The City of Hope event in Los Angeles.The
Part of Me songstress stepped out for a charity event
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Fashion Click Look of Day: An Dyer Shows off Her Sailor Side

WHO: An DyerWORE: Forever 21 denim shirt and shorts, Jessica Simpson shoes, Michael Kors watch and Glint & Gleam braceletsWHY

WE LOVE IT: An channels nautical chic in a fun and fresh summer outfit. The knotted denim shirt plays off of the tiny a… Continue reading

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Why Not . . . Create Your Own Style Commandments?

 
Fashion rules in general can be very helpful in many ways, but also very confining and restrictive depending on how you choose to incorporate style into your life.

If you are someone who simply wears clothes for functional purposes, these r… Continue reading

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Paul Costelloe

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Filippa K AW12

When I was in Stockholm, I couldn’t get enough of Filippa K, one of the freshest and aesthetically clean brands available over Europe. This AW12 collection is inspired by a modern way of dressing that sticks to the Swedish look of the ultra-minima… Continue reading

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Skullcandy Supreme Sound Launch, Paris

 Mama Shelter in Paris is divine; simple, chic and in one of Paris’ hottest neighbourhoods – East Paris. But this post isn’t about the incredible Mama Pizza’s or the most homely lounge/dining room/terrace area in a hotel I have ever been to. No, i… Continue reading

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Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore was just honored at Youngstown University’s spring commencement (her alma mater). It had her thinking a lot about her own college days. “I was remembering all of the art students and their influences, like Donald Judd,” she said. Thought… Continue reading

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Chloé

Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller spoke of a “new romantic feel” for her Resort collection. Cap the N and the R and the comparison would still hold. There’s been a whiff of the eighties about Waight Keller’s Chloé since she took the reins, especia… Continue reading

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Givenchy

An old photo of Hubert de Givenchy’s muse Bettina (she predated Audrey Hepburn) got Riccardo Tisci thinking “gypsy” for Resort. Scarf prints were the collection’s dominant motif, but bohemian this wasn’t. Tisci cut the swirling paisleys in shades of re… Continue reading

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Elizabeth and James

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have plenty to celebrate coming off their big CFDA coup, but between their winning work for The Row and, count them, 11 deliveries a year for Elizabeth and James, the designing sisters aren’t about to kick back and relax anyt… Continue reading

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Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci’s New York flagship is scheduled to open in September, followed by a Milan outpost next February, and nine more shops after that. If Peter Dundas’ new Resort collection had a more urban feel than usual, the big retail rollout is why. A glo… Continue reading

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Nina Ricci

“Beach to night and the seventies” were Peter Copping’s starting points for Resort. His ending point: the sauciest, sexiest Nina Ricci collection he’s done. Little bikinis were the foundation for everything from a bordeaux camisole and slip combo to a … Continue reading

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Prabal Gurung

Aaron Moran’s reclaimed wood sculptures were the touchstone for Prabal Gurung’s new collection. They capture, for him, the beautiful decay he witnessed on a recent trip home to Nepal and provided the Rorschach-like motif that’s become a trademark over … Continue reading

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Celine

Three years into her run at Celine, Phoebe Philo has been mainstreamed. Her accessories have become the status symbol for the upwardly mobile woman—you can’t go a block on the Upper East Side without bumping into a Luggage bag. For Resort, she’s … Continue reading

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Valentino

Andy Warhol’s portrait paintings line Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s mood board for Resort. The artist’s neon pinks, sky blues, and electric oranges all came together on their show-opening long tulle dress appliquéd with lace flower… Continue reading

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