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The standout pre-show timepieces that will light up this year’s Basel World

The standout pre-show timepieces that will light up this year’s Basel World

Baselworld 2018 is almost upon us. Look forward to this year’s edition, which will once again unite the entire industry’s most important brands. They will exclusively exhibit their stunning collections, show-stopping pieces and innovative creativity, covering all the fascinating aspects of refined horology. To whet your […]

The Embroidered Leather Biker Jacket

The Embroidered Leather Biker Jacket

Zip detail biker jacket in grainy leather. Peplum waist with frock detail on back. All hardware in silver finish.       Zip detail biker jacket in grainy leather. Peplum waist with frock detail on back. All hardware in silver finish.

Van Gogh, Léger, Chagall in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale this May in New York

Van Gogh, Léger, Chagall in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale this May in New York


Van Gogh, Léger, Chagall

Marc Chagall, La Tour Eiffel, 1929. $6-9 million | Fernand Léger, Le grand déjeuner, 1921. $15-25 million

 On May 15, Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art will be underscored by exceptional works by the market’s most sought after artists. Highlights will include paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Fernand Léger and Mark Chagall, all of whom experienced breakthrough results in November 2017.

Max Carter, Head of Department, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s Americas, remarked:

“On the heels of record and near-record results for Léger, Chagall and Van Gogh in November we are thrilled to offer such fine examples by each artist this May. From Le grand déjeuner, among Léger’s most celebrated motifs, to Chagall’s pulsating 1920s La Tour Eiffel, entrusted to Christie’s by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Van Gogh’s Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy, for decades the crown jewel of Elizabeth Taylor’s art collection, these paintings represent the best of the category.”  

Among the sale’s leading works is Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh (estimate in the region of $35 million) – pictured left, formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor’s father, art dealer Francis Taylor, purchased the painting on her behalf in 1963 at auction for £92,000.

Approximately one month after depicting Laboureur dans un champ, which nearly eclipsed the artist’s record in November, Vincent painted Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy. Unlike the canvas of the ploughman, which had been rendered indoors and from memory, he painted the chapel en plein air.

This luminous painting was included in several of Van Gogh’s most important early exhibitions. These groundbreaking shows, including the 1905 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, were instrumental in the formation of his posthumous reputation. Having seen this painting in the landmark 1905 Van Gogh retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Paul Cassirer, the leading German gallerist of the time, placed it immediately afterwards in his own traveling exhibition, which alerted the German public, art critics, historians, and contemporary painters alike to the achievement of an artist who was rapidly achieving legendary status.

In November 2017, Van Gogh’s Laboureur dans un champ, from the collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, realized $81.3 million against its original estimate of $50 million, just shy of the auction record for the artist.

Fernand Léger will be represented in part by Le grand déjeuner (estimate: $15-25 million), executed in 1921. Léger painted Le grand déjeuner as he pursued his aim during the early 1920s to radically recast the aesthetic conception of beauty in the art of his time. To this end, he combined elements drawn from classical traditions of the past with the increasingly mechanical realities of contemporary living, to create polished and gleaming visions of the essential forms that comprise the human presence in the modern world. More than ninety years later, in our present digital age, the style he forged then still appears strikingly futuristic. One of his two peaks from this period was Le grand déjeuner, which was the last and largest of three closely related canvases. The artist considered Le grand déjeuner to be one of the finest works of his career; it has indeed become an icon of the 20th century, an emblem of l’esprit nouveau in its own day, and no less definitive in our own. This will be Le grand déjeuner’s first appearance at auction since 1935.

Recent record: Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes, 1913. $70,062,496 | November 2017

Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s. It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst the bustle and energy of Paris. Bursting with rich color and the artist’s unique symbolic vocabulary, this beautifully composed painting includes many of Chagall’s favorite themes, from love and memory, to music and fantasy, combining unexpected elements to create an otherworldly effect. La Tour Eiffel, which Christie’s is honored to handle on behalf of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, to benefit its acquisitions fund, is being offered for its’ first time at auction, following record-breaking results for Chagall in November.

Revealed! The new Seamaster Diver 300M

Revealed! The new Seamaster Diver 300M

    THE SEAMASTER DIVER 300M COLLECTION Since 1993, the Seamaster Diver 300M has enjoyed a legendary following. This year, the collection celebrates 25 years with a full makeover from the inside out. The original design and ocean spirit are still there, but now with […]

The Lanvin Hawaiian Dino | The colors of Spring 2018 !

The Lanvin Hawaiian Dino | The colors of Spring 2018 !

HAWAIIAN DINO The Lanvin dinosaur enhances the colors of the collection, opening the doors to the imagination. It livens up polo shirts and Hawaiian shirts, can be found printed or embroidered on the front of t-shirts or blazer pockets, and even appears on parkas and jacquard jumpers.     

Spring is coming, get inspired by Music

Spring is coming, get inspired by Music

The imaginary Japanese-pop band shot by Scandebergs


A wardrobe

inspired by music

‘Hyper KENZO’
Zipped Polo
Tiny Kalifornia
Hyper Kenzo T-shirt
KENZO leather
Logo Backpack
ARTBASEL HONGKONG  March 29 – 31, 2018

ARTBASEL HONGKONG March 29 – 31, 2018

2018 edition features 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and […]

The Alberta Ferretti  SS18 collection heralds the glorious arrival of spring

The Alberta Ferretti SS18 collection heralds the glorious arrival of spring

Cherry Blossom Flowy blouses, long romantic dresses adorned with floral prints and voluminous military-inspired dungarees. Spring is on its way and the cherry trees are starting to bloom, reminiscent of Japan’s stunning sakura.    

Frédéric Grangié, CEO of Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery, talks about the company’s third in-house calibre, the art of fine watchmaking, and allure.

Frédéric Grangié, CEO of Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery, talks about the company’s third in-house calibre, the art of fine watchmaking, and allure.

“Exploring every aspect of fine watchmaking”

Frédéric Grangié, CEO of Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery, talks about the company’s third in-house calibre, the art of fine watchmaking, and allure. 
Baselworld: Which important premiere will we experience at Baselworld 2018?
Frédéric Grangié: Three years after the launch of our very first in-house movement, we will present this year the BOY.FRIEND Skeleton watch equipped with our third in-house movement, as well as two new expressions of Calibre 2, which won an award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2017.


Baselworld: How do you prepare for Baselworld 2018?
Frédéric Grangié: As you can see, with over thirty years into the watchmaking adventure, Chanel continues to contribute to the art of fine watchmaking. As professional watchmakers, our goal is to nurture the history of watchmaking with continually innovative timepieces. To always propose something new and unexpected. For our 16th participation, we will keep exploring every aspect of fine watchmaking, sustaining the creativity of our icons and our codes. 


Baselworld: How do you recognise quality?
Frédéric Grangié: For Chanel and for me, the most important point is that technology is at the service of beauty. Fine watchmaking at Chanel, and all of our other creations, are an aesthetic vision expressed and enhanced by an ensemble of expert techniques, most of which are extensively patented. This credo offers absolute freedom of creation and quality.
The movements and the watches crafted this way are born from close collaboration between Chanel’s Studio of Creation, the department of Fine Watchmaking at G&F Châtelain, and the work of a group of exceptional artisans who are recognised for their mastery of certain skills.
Baselworld: Is there anyone in particular whom you would like to meet in your life or at Baselworld? What would you ask him or her?
Frédéric Grangié: I would love to meet Elon Musk. His personality is intriguing, he is a visionary tech entrepreneur who dreams big. He wants to transform humans into a “multiplanetary species”. As a side project, he has started to sell flamethrowers for 400 Euro a piece as protection devices against zombies. He sold 1,000 pieces in the first three hours. His vision to change the world and humanity is very inspiring and has a sense of humor. 


Baselworld: What would you like to experience at Baselworld 2018?
Frédéric Grangié: I am looking forward to welcoming the members of the press and retailers who will discover our new products. We hope to be able to continue sharing our vision of time – Chanel time, which is all about allure. 
The Best Of Italian 20th Century Art

The Best Of Italian 20th Century Art

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF CHRISTIE’S ITALY MILAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY THE BEST OF ITALIAN 20th CENTURY ART TO BEAUCTIONED ON 11 APRIL 2018 In 2018 Christie’s Italy celebrates its 60th anniversary, since the auction house opened its first ever representative office outside the UK in Rome in […]

Modern Luxury Meets ’70s Cool Bottega Veneta

Modern Luxury Meets ’70s Cool Bottega Veneta

      The fluid, oversize silhouette of this silk coat expresses effortless sophistication. The style features voluminous raglan sleeves and notched lapels, and is detailed with the collection’s graceful mini eyelet embroidery along the seams. The crisp silk fabric is treated for a water-repellent […]

A list of champions at the Casino Admiral Trophy

A list of champions at the Casino Admiral Trophy


The Marbella tournament, included in the ATP Challenger Tour, opens with an attractive list of players, the world’s leading tennis figures

 The first edition of Casino Admiral Trophy has managed to attract the attention of tennis professionals all around the world. The tournament, which is included in the ATP Challenger Tour circuit, will take place from March 24 to 31 at the facilities of the Puente Romano Tennis Club (Marbella).

The celebration in Easter of this tournament has been specially attractive for tennis players due to several factors: it coincides with the start of the tournaments on clay courts in Europe (it is the first of the circuit) and it serves as a preparation for those who outline their participation in Roland Garros.

The final list of players has been announced today, “we have managed to bring to the tournament the best raquets of the world” said the director of tournament, Ronald Leitgeb. The ambassador of the Casino Admiral Trophy, Adrián Menénédez, was very satisfied with the quality of the tennis players “This is our first year and this players list is really incredible. We can also say that it is not necessary to go to Masters 1000 Madrid or to the Masters 500 Barcelona to enjoy tennis. We have the best here, “he said.

Today, the definitive list of players who have already confirmed their participation in Casino Admiral Trophy has been announced. Adrián Menéndez (112th and tenth national player), Alejandro Davidovich (455th junior Wimbledon winner) and Alexei Popyrin (446th, junior champion Roland Garros 2017), are joined by other outstanding tennis players:

– Félix Auger-Aliassime: First tennis player born in the 21st century to win an ATP match. (Only 17 years old)

-Simone Bolelli: Best ranking 36 ATP, 5 double ATP titles and double Australian Open champion with Fabio Fognini. Best double ranking 8 ATP.

-Dustin Brown: Best ranking 64 ATP, defeated Rafa Nadal in 2nd Round of Wimbledon 2015

-Roberto Carballes: Best ranking 72 ATP, has just won his first ATP title in the city of Quito. (Feb 2018)

-Marcel Granollers: Best ranking 19 ATP, ATP 500 Valencia Champion and 3 ATP 250 titles. 15 double ATP titles and 2012 Master Cup champion. Davis Cup Champion for Spain 2008 and 2011.

– Jurgen Melzer: Best ranking 8 ATP. 5 titles individual ATP and 13 in doubles. Semifinalist in individual Roland Garros 2010. Champion in doubles Wimbledon 2010 and US Open 2011.

-Martin Klizan: Best Ranking 24 ATP and 5 individual ATP titles

– Andrey Kuznetsov: Best ranking 39 ATP

-Tommy Robredo: Best ranking 5 ATP. 12 individual ATP titles and double ATP titles. Davis Cup champion for Spain (2004,2008 and 2009) -Dudi Sela: Best Ranking 29 ATP. 16 individual ATP Challenger titles.

-1 Reserve: Nicolás Almagro: best Ranking 9 ATP, 13 individual ATP titles.

The list of players has been presented today at a press conference held at the Marbella Town Hall that has had the support of personalities and institutions from the tennis world as well as delegates from the collaborating companies; this is the case of the Marbella Town Hall’s Sports Counselor, Javier Mérida, the Casino Admiral Trophy tournament director, Ronald Leitgeb, the ambassador for the tournament, Adrián Menéndez and the tennis player, Alejandro Davidovich.

Casino Admiral Trophy makes a debut in the ATP Challenger Tour circuit with strengh and the privilege of adapting the tournament to the Easter holidays regardless of the dates in which it is held in future years. So far only the main tournament of the circuit (San Luis de Potosí, Mexico) enjoyed that possibility.

The tournament link with the Easter holidays is present. In fact, the organization has planned the programming of a parallel calendar with activities for the youngest ones which includes painting workshops, fun searches for Easter eggs, children’s competitions, face painting …

For the development of these activities, Casino Admiral Trophy has an exceptional ally. Lindt chocolate company will sponsor all these activities aimed at children and with an intense flavor.

Casino Admiral Trophy is a Champ AG company initiative, with more than thirty years of experience offering personal services to the best athletes and specialized in the organization of sporting events including several Davis Cups and different ATP Tours.

Casino Admiral Trophy is part of the ATP Challenger tournaments subsidized by the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation with the intention that young talents can compete and add circuit points without leaving Spain.


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Luxe Life Magazine

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring

Miami is the place to see and be seen this Spring (by Sebastian Marc)

Faena District in Mid beach

Spring is upon us and its time to swap our cashmere sweaters for shorts and sandals!  The flowers are starting to bloom and the weather only gets better.

Spring is a fantastic season. The best in my opinion to take a break, relax and be creative. The flowers are in Bloom, the greys fade and the temperature rises with it.  Spring “break” is a great time to get away from it all. This year Miami is one of those places we all have to escape to. The clear blue skies, the tropical sea and the perfect party season. Who could blame you!

South Beach Art Deco

South beach, made world famous by Miami Vice, is the epicentre of everything sun and sea. Ocean Drive is the catwalk of all things Miami, Supermodels, drifters, filmstars and  locals call this stretch of Nirvanna the place to be! South Beach has always known how to reinvent itself. Starting as a sleepy town, to nomads land later on in the 80s as a bohemian bolthole to the 2000s as a celeb magnet.  As of late South Beach is going through its latest ,and most profound revival. South Beach is home to the celebrated Art Basel (and by far the most popular of Art Basel festivals).


Art Basel has helped Miami shrug of its down market image of drunk fuelled beach party’s.  Art, sophistication and world renowed design now reign supreme in this city. However Miami, unlike so many other destinations still retains its Latin-Carribbean feel. Despite all the Luxury condos and Hotels Miami is still a home from home for so many different nationalities. In few other cities do different nationailities intergrate and co-exist in such a beautiful way as they do in Miami.


Keeping it cool with some coconut milk..

We can’t talk about Miami and not mention Art Deco! Miami Beach has the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the world and many of these masterpieces have been transformed into stunning Hotels. The Raleigh is my favourite on South Beach. It is on the best stretch of South Beach right on the water but still remains secluded and privee.

The fantastic Raleigh Hotel with is surreal pool!

Miami is the best place to see and be seen whether its your first time or not

Now do you need more convincing to visit Miami?

Cathay Pacific has daily flights from Hong Kong and Tapei to Miami.

On our way there chicas!….



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