Monthly Archives: December 2013

Artsy Birkin by George Condo

While we were unwrapping our Christmas gifts and I mean our normal gifts like a sweater, a laptop, some books, maybe DVDs, Kim Kardashian was busy unwrapping a special Birkin especially designed for her from Kanye West. Hand-painted by contemporary visual artist George Condo, this Birkin from Hermes  features four scantily clad figures painted on one side, with the central character – a striking female beauty – looking solemn while surrounded by the other three figures, who appear to have ghoulish faces. Your thoughts?...

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Jospeh Beirut – Simple is Beautiful

Joseph store in Beirut Central District by architect Raed Abillama executes the ‘simple is beautiful’ and ‘less is more’ principles with much panache and ease across the space. The standalone shop, which carries the contemporary ready-to-wear collections of the global brand, is raw, luminous and inviting. Comprised of a ground floor showroom of 70 square meters and a slightly smaller basement reserved for stocking, the boutique exudes warmth and low-key luxe in a completely open space....

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Crystal Futuristic Fantasy

A striking new crystal cut has made a stunning début: Swarovski has teamed up with high-end, haute couture collective, Maison Martin Margiela, to launch a new type of crystal technology—the groundbreaking Crystalactite. The collection consists of a stunning pendant, ring, and bracelet, each displaying Maison Martin Margiela’s signature clean-lined asymmetry, lit up with Swarovski’s famous sparkle. What makes the Maison Martin Margiela Crystalactite for Swarovski totally unique is the fact that it is made using the pioneering Crystal Fusion technique, by which crystal is merged with matt white resin before it is cut, making gluing unnecessary. This is unprecedented, and the result is startlingly futuristic—an avant-garde and asymmetric beauty, inspired by the shape and structure of stalactites. Maison Martin Margiela showed how the five Crystalactite Haute Couture jewelry pieces can be turned into amazingly versatile accessories. A specially integrated clip mechanism enables them to be...

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Chanel Down the Slopes!

Jet-setters with an active lifestyle can slide down the slopes of Faraya in their Chanel ski gear. But that’s not all. If you’re a sports person who enjoy fine things in life then the french iconic brand these stylish sports products that will turn heads at all sports related facilities. Let’s start with the Chanel Football and Basketball by Karl Lagerfeld, which are only sold  at select Chanel boutiques for $195 each....

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