Last Thursday at the Zurich stock exchange market, the number two of the leading luxe companies, Richemont shares jumped like a chita after the publication of the annual results.
The group owner of the jewlery “Cartier’ announced an 30% net profit increase to reach 2 billions for 2012/2013.
The group said that in April compared to the same period last year the sales have been rising by 13%. Cartier seems to be very optimist despite the slow down in Asia Pacific. Richemont always get richer. Mr de Quercize, the future is yours. Read more »
Like most of French girls, while on an extended holiday in New York I arrived at the Big Apple with the vision of skipping down Bleecker Street, as Carrie Bradshaw, with a magnolia cupcake and a Manolo shopping bag in hand. But once there, I was on day the 15th of my trip and I hadn’t even stepped foot into Saks.
Why? Simply because, after only a short time in Manhattan, I met my frend Nicole and I was so impressed by her knowledge in the fashion industtry. I have subscribe to almost every fashion magazine known in the world.
We have moved away from an era where clothing was treasured, and getting a new outfit or lust-worthy item was cause for celebration. We cared for our things, took them Read more »
From the catwalk to the shopping, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture.We are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping.
Fashion Cultures re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Franck Sorbier to Paul Smith explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female movies icons – from Grace Kelly to Peggy Guggenheim -
The Fashioned Body provides a wide ranging Read more »
Most of the purses are made and marketed toward female. Unfortunately, retailers often forget that men also need something chic and practical to carry their belongings in. At last, they start thinking to us. This wonderful designed man bag offers up a stylish yet macho option for men looking to carry things around.
Several men may be hesitant to carry around a purse for fears that it may come across too feminine or girly. However these man bags are creatively designed to have a masculine appeal, while still maintaining a fashion-forward visual appearance. From luxuriously leather messenger bags to minimalist carrier purses, these handbags for him will surely persuade any male looking to add something practical and chic to their everyday lifestyle. Read more »
To understand the concept of energy, you first need to “sense” your own “energy”. The simplest way to do so is to rub your hands together vigorously for about 30 seconds making sure that each finger tip and every part of each hand is engaged. Next, hold your hands about 5 cm apart and you will feel an invisible force like a suspended ball vibrating between your two hands. This represents the electromagnetic energy that you have produced.
Stress affects every aspect of Wellness, so finding ways to release stress and anxiety is essential to achieving balance. Meditation is a great stress reliever. Each Yarnlight Collective garment is delivered with its own wearer guide including a simple illustrated meditation technique specially designed to help the wearer become calmer and connect to the energy in the Yarnlight Collective textile, therefore enabling the release of their stress and anxiety. Read more »
Excitement… Those heartbeat moments every woman feels whilst getting ready to go out for an evening of unadulterated fun. That’s where this story begins. Introducing Flash, the second fragrance from Jimmy Choo.
Jimmy Choo Creative Director, Sandra Choi, had a distinct vision for the Jimmy Choo Flash muse and the emotions she wanted the fragrance to evoke. According to Choi, “Flash is about the cool rush of excitement and the sense of power a woman feels when dressed in a pair of sexy shoes. Its character, which is both heady and effervescent, captures this perfectly.”
Flash is a solar floral, based around a bouquet of white flowers. It is both effervescent and sensual Read more »
The Magic Land of Shanshan is a Mystic Land of dreams, and those who would go there will only be those who will be called. Only those who, in their dreams or in their fashion explorations, will be entreated to come, would venture into that Magic Land.
The clothes she presented were absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and express such a sensuousness. A Dreamer is a very special kind of person, who could guess other people’s dreams. If you find a Dreamer, you could tell them what you wanted them to dream, and they would dream your dreams for you like Shanshan Ruan. Read more »
John Galliano is working to rehabilitate his public image. He will lead a master class at one of New York’s leading design schools “The Parsons The New School for Design”. Galliano will teach a course titled “Show Me Emotion”.
Parsons said the Master Class “will be a dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer.” Students in the master class “will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the Read more »
Finnish Satu Maaranen wan with the Première Vision Grand Jury prize at the Hyères Festival this weekend. Her ‘Garments in Landscape’ collection, complete with oversized hats, was one of the weekend’s highlights.
“We particularly partial to the way she treated colour in such an artisanal way, as well as her attention to richness and textures.”
The textile trade show organiser is this year’s main sponsor, providing a 15,000 euro grant to the winner. The winning collection will travel to the Paris and New York Première Vision shows and will be temporarily on display at various Galeries Lafayette stores.
The Chloé prize, also worth 15,000 euros, was awarded to Camille Kunz for her menswear collection after she received a unanimous vote from the brand, Clare Waight Keller included. Read more »
have always liked to hear how people meet for the first time. Each story is different and unusual. I am going to tell you how I met Bernard Arnault :
An attractive and handsome gentleman walked down the lobby of “the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. We could feel someone energetic and soft. He came alone and went straight to the point and said: I am Mr. Arnault, the President of Ferinel and I want to build a French Luxury group. Can you tell me more about how works the fashion industry?
I instantly knew that he knew the answers of each question he was asking. When he left, I had a very strange feeling. Read more »
Scott Fitzgerald was a fan of Brooks Brothers — he mentioned the brand in his books “Tender is the Night” and “The Great Gatsby.” So when Catherine Martin, costume designer for Baz Luhrmann’s film interpretation of the classic Jazz Age novel was searching for inspiration for the wardrobe, her first phone call was to the iconic brand.
Martin said at an event Thursday evening at the company’s Manhattan flagship to Read more »
Carrying a vintage handbag is synonymous with asserting a forceful personality! It shows unconventional, individual style that is unique. The important thing, no matter what you wear, is to feel confident. Give free rein to your own personal style and imagination!
Recently, handbags have become more than just an item to carry your personal belongings. In past decades your handbag defined your style and your personality. Today, celebrities have started a new trend in defining style with unique, individual handbags! Start your own trend and define your own style TODAY! Read more »
The Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf are set to make a return to Haute Couture in July, after an absence of 13 years. The label will be present at the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Couture Week, to be held in Paris July 1-4, as ‘membre correspondant’.
The Chambre Syndicale’s Haute Couture criteria are strict. Labels must at least have two workshops in which they create unique, bespoken hand made items and must also be recommended by another couture house. Read more »
Nancy Gonzalez, a petite, soft-spoken woman of the utmost conviction and unfathomable determination, knows firsthand what it takes to succeed. As a mother of two, she made a courageous choice for a Colombian woman to go into business for herself. Drawing from what she knew best, the inspiration of her native country, she created handbags that celebrated the natural beauty and rich culture of Colombia. Quality, exclusivity, authenticity and timelessness are the trademarks of true luxury. These, along with a combination of dreaminess and rigor, are the pillars of the Nancy Gonzalez brand.
In addition to innovative design, the fundamental virtue of distinctive craftsmanship is what sets Nancy Gonzalez’s collections apart. She applies meticulous design and quality to all of her products. Her bags are handcrafted in her native Cali, Colombia by a team of local artisans with a remarkable manual ability of ancestral origin and a deep desire to achieve the highest quality. Read more »
Last week could have as well be Tiffany & Co. takeover week, because in addition to debuting a stunning set of Great Gatsby windows, the jewellery brand had also placed a giant blue box in the Rockefeller Center.
The box was the entrance of the event of the evening. The “Tiffany’s Blue Book Gala”, a celebration of the Jazz Age, Art Deco was inspired by the Blue Book jewellery collection. If your gala invite got lost in the mail, you should not have to be worried as Tiffany presented the pieces on their Pintrest page during the same night.
Emma Watson , at MTV Movie Awards 2013 , opted for a Maxime Simoens gown, one that sparked a lot of “nipplegate” talk. But it wasn’t her first choice. Emma Watson, 22, released a statement Tuesday explaining what happened and apologizing for the “disappointment” she caused.
“Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Dior in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with maxime himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.” but this dress was bad indeed.
We did it for Maxime Simoens which we had noticed and drawn to your attention before everybody. We were bad, shame on us!!! You can see the result on the photo on your right.