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Pretty and stylish? The correlation between good looks and dressing well

From the time she was a girl, Diana Vreeland knew she wasn't pretty. People would fawn over her younger sister, Alexandra, the child with the violet eyes. Their mother, a noted beauty, was keenly aware of the difference between the two. "It's too bad that you have such a beautiful sister and that …

Coco Chanel

The Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept Is a 738-Horsepower Electric Luxury Yacht

Maybach's latest concept boasts 200 miles of all-electric range, all-wheel-drive, and 0-60 in less than four seconds. Yes please.<p>We've seen teaser shots all week of the newest concept car from Mercedes-Benz, and now, it's finally, officially here. Say hello to the fully-electric Mercedes-Maybach …

Luxury Yachts

How should luxury brands navigate creative shift on social media?

DKNY Instagram accountAs fashion houses make the transition from one creative director to another, the opportunity at a fresh start presents itself …

Public Relations

Antarctica Now Has a Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotel

Travel to Antarctica has reached fever pitch.<p>You can go by yacht. You can come and go in a single day. You can even book a fly-around for New Year’s …

Travel

De Beers stakes its reputation on spotting the difference | Reuters

MAIDENHEAD, England (Reuters) - In nature it takes billions of years to produce a diamond, or a laboratory can grow one in days and to the untrained eye, it looks the same.<p>For De Beers, telling the difference is fundamental to protecting its reputation as the world’s leading diamond firm by value …

Selling
Luxury Lifestyle

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

UX Design

Coach pulls back inventory in department stores due to deep discounting

It’s soon going to get a little harder to find a Coach Inc. bag at your local department store.<p>The company will cut the number of department stores …

eCommerce

Grover is like Rent the Runway, but for gadget lovers

Add one more monthly expense to my budget. Just kidding, I don't have a budget. (I'm not very fiscally responsible.) But whether you're financially cavalier or a careful spender, Grover's recent arrival in the US is good news. The company lets you rent consumer electronics at an affordable monthly …

LVMH sells mall stake

LVMH group has sold its stake in luxury shopping mall L’Avenue Shanghai to Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho’s fourth wife Angela Leong, disputing …

US activist decides Prada shares are luxury too far

Here Is The Glorious Luxury-Face Of The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Nothing screams “luxury” and “I’m amazing and you are a peasant” like a gigantic two-door coupe. And at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this …

Maybach

An Artist Took Luxury Logomania To The Next Level

Logomania has made a total comeback the past few seasons, as you've probably noticed. The '90s-tinged, cheeky trend isn't just about dusting off …

Mashups

8 of the craziest perks we've seen in luxury real estate listings

It turns out that convincing billionaires to invest millions in luxury real estate is not the easiest sell.<p>In big cities across the US, glass skyscrapers and sprawling spec homes that broke ground to fanfare just years ago are now standing with empty units left to sell. Some have said there has …

Real Estate

3 Cutting-Edge Content Marketing Trends From Top Luxury Brands

In February 2014, a new luxury fashion magazine hit the newsstands in 60 countries around the globe. With Gisele Bündchen on the cover, the 262-page …

These are the top 7 luxury brands in Australia

Australians are spending more than ever on luxury brands, and plenty of new players will enter the Australian market over the next 12 months.<p>The …

Affluent Chinese millennials lead luxury travel demand – study

Affluent Chinese millennials lead luxury travel demand – study<p>0 Comment affluent, China, millennials, tourism, travel, young<p>| The Chinese Luxury …

Coming Soon: Matthew McConaughey's Luxury Lincoln Concept SUV

A chance to get a close look at the new Navigator is just around the corner.<p>3.5K<p>SHARES<p>Lincoln is showing off its Navigator concept—which debuted at …

China's luxury lifestyles fall prey to the Far East slowdown

Workers on the front line of China’s luxury goods and services market are protesting over wage arrears and lay-offs, amid a slowing economy, a war on graft, and changing trends which have seen more consumers buy high-end goods directly from abroad – including Britain.<p>A four-year corruption …

The $500,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a monument to an era of extreme luxury

As the flagship model of the world's most famous luxury carmaker, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is a rolling throwback to an age when the super-wealthy lived in 100-room estates and employed dozens of staff, a few of them chauffeurs.<p>The debut of the modern Rolls-Royce Phantom, in 2003, ushered the …

Rolls-Royce

Ferrari Collector Sues Luxury Automaker for Denying Him New Model

Many Americans would be more than satisfied to own one Ferrari.<p>Not Preston Henn.<p>The 85-year-old Florida resident, owner of the giant Swap Shop flea …

Submariner

The Submariner is truly a creature of the sea. Its Oyster case with reinforced waterproofness is sealed with a screw-down back, whose fluting mirrors the knurling of the rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel. The fluting and knurling provide optimal grip, whether for the tool used in screwing down …

Glass act: nine glass artists create new works within Salisbury Cathedral’s medieval surrounds

When visiting Salisbury Cathedral, it's hard not to be awestruck by the way light filters through its towering stained glass windows. While some date back to the 13th century others are more recent – like Gabriel Loire's striking <i>Prisoners of Conscience</i> window, which was installed in 1980. With this …

Looking for Quiet Luxury? Check out these Silent Beauties

There are plenty of ways to make your car louder. Custom exhaust systems, heavily modified engines and aftermarket toys can make your car roar, but …

Tesla Model S

Ritz hotel review - Paris, France

Costing €400m, the four-year top-to-toe refurbishment of the Ritz required the hotel to close for the first time since it opened in 1898, during which architect Thierry Despont overhauled not just the plumbing, heating and electrics, but he reduced the number of rooms down to 142 and also inserted …

France

What Is the Direct-to-Consumer Sales Model and Why Should You Care?

Why legacy designers and upstarts alike are skipping the department store<p>After a short stay in bankruptcy last year to reorganize her business, Mellon’s plan now is to sell her shoes directly to consumers online, and perhaps in her own retail stores in the future; bypassing department stores and …

eCommerce

Prada taps 27 legends for its AW16 campaign

This morning, Prada unveiled its latest ad shot by Steven Meisel. For it, the house has pulled in some of the most legendary models working today – from Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova and Stella Tennant to Freja Beha Erichsen, Julia Nobis and Fei Fei Sun.<p>They’ve also enlisted some (comparatively) …

3 Myths About The Future Of UX

Virtual reality? Augmented reality? A UX designer at Unity tells us what the world is getting wrong.<p>At age six, Greg Madison realized his potential. While his dyslexia made some school lessons difficult, it gave him what he equates to “perfect pitch” for magic tricks. Just by watching a magician at …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Is Acquiring This U.S. Luxury Appliances Maker

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics (ssnlf) said on Thursday it will acquire U.S.-based luxury appliances maker Dacor, seeking to boost …

Home Appliances

François Pinault Speeds Up Plans to Open Private Museum in Paris

August 03, 2016 at 4:43pm<p>François Pinault, owner of Christie’s, is working to open his private museum in Paris by the end of 2018, Doreen Carvajal of …

France