De Beers, Sotheby's Battle Tiffany as Demand for Diamonds Booms
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Atsuko Tamura says she hopes her husband splurges on a 1.3 million yen ($11,000) De Beers flower- shaped ``Cocktail Fizz'' diamond ring for their 15th wedding... Read More
Luxury Jewelry: People used to like getting mail. Then we became inundated with junk mail ... some days that's all we get. Either that or bills. Well that's all about to change--well, sort of. You'll still get junk mail and bills. But add a... Read More
Luxury Jewelry: For thousands of years jewelry has been used to express individuality; of course now our options are much more infinite and extravagant. Jewelry is a great way to enhance an already fabulous outfit or spice up an ordinary... Read More
Rock stars have long been fans of dabbling in the restaurant and nightclub business, now the hottest trend is celebrities as fashion designers. There's J-Lo and P. Diddy, even Paris Hilton has a line of "That's Hot" t-shirts (yes, she trademarked... Read More
It's a given that babies are cute, but stylish? Why not? I mean, babies are constantly in the spotlight--at the park, the grocery store, the mall, you name it; a baby enters the room and all eyes on focused on the little bundle of joy. So, it makes... Read More
Luxury Fashion: It has been stated many times over that clothes do not make the man; it is the man who makes the clothes.
However, when the man making the clothes is Ascot Chang, this philosophy is in need of a few alterations. ... Read More
Luxury Fashion: The Schedoni family has been involved the making of fine-leather items since 1880. The family's passion for producing only the best of handcrafted leather goods is the earmark of its well-deserved standing. An impromptu... Read More
Have you ever wondered why you feel more confident when you're wearing beautiful undergarments? Maybe it's the way your demi-cup bra gives you lift, or your satin panties feel against your skin. You feel good and you've got a little secret. Other... Read More
Luxury Apparel: Adidas and Stella McCartney are continuing their incredibly successful collaboration by launching their third sport performance design collection. New to the line this season is Tennis footwear, apparel and accessories, which... Read More
Fashion Bios: IN 1925, the house of FENDI is born with the establishment of the first handbag shop and fur workshop in Via del Plebiscito, Rome. The new FENDI business, led by the young couple Edoardo and Adele Fendi, immediately wins great... Read More
In the business world, or in any other capacity, nothing says amateur (among other things) like an ill-fitting, cheap suit. So, what makes a quality suit? For starters, the materials used to make the suit determine whether it's a regular suit or a... Read More
Luxuxy Accessories: Keeping your self-winding watch set accurately can be a rather perplexing issue when you happen to own more than one wristwatch of this nature. Strapping your various wristwatches to both arms and wearing those at the... Read More
Fashion & Style: You always wanted to be a ballerina. Here's your chance. Now don't get your hopes up too much, we're not talking about an invitation to Julliard. But these fun little ballet slippers will come in handy when you're doing your... Read More
After centuries of experimentation we have finally reached the point of near acceptance of all fashion styles, except, of course, for pants with elastic waistbands and turtlenecks with ducks on them. From the classic styles of Jackie O, Audrey... Read More
Go ahead, be a Drama Queen. There's no shame in wanting to make a dramatic entrance everywhere you go. After all, you take such care in getting that perfect manicure, coiffing your locks and meticulously applying makeup (which enhance your features... Read More
Okay, so women earned their civil rights decades ago and worked their way up the corporate latter, dispelling the "it's a man's world" myth but some things still remain masculine?if you're a guy that's a good thing, more power to you. But women,... Read More
Fashion Bios: Born in Israel and raised in both Israel and Turkey, Yossi Harari grew up surrounded by beautiful objects and ancient artifacts that inspired him from an early age. When he was eleven, Yossi designed his first piece of... Read More
What is one thing that women do that drive men crazy? Okay, so it may be hard to narrow it down to one thing. Think about the last time your boyfriend was waiting for you ... what were you doing? Primping of course! Getting those last few minutes of... Read More
Luxury Watches: To commemorate his 10th anniversary in the music industry, hip hop master and Def Jam executive, Jay-Z, has signed an agreement with watchmaker Audemars Piguet to release his own line of watches, which will sell for... Read More
Back in the day, rebelling against the Establishment meant dressing as outrageously as possible, maybe getting something pierced or tattooed and affixing loud-mouthed bumper stickers on our cars. Today, younger generations are making a push to... Read More
Fashion Bios: Words that conjure images of the bejeweled collection of Los Angeles' hot designer, Devon Leigh Sedlacek. With the arrival of her sparkling gems and jaw-droppingly sultry designs, nothing more unique has come along. Devon's work... Read More
Fashion Bios: Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, 22, was born to design. Raised by a creative family in Annapolis, Maryland, Christian was first introduced to the arts through his sister's interest in dance. Christian himself performed... Read More
Fashion Bios: Francisco Costa - named Womenswear Designer of the Year (2006) by the Council of Fashion Designers of America - assumed the role of creative director of the Calvin Klein Collection for women after working directly with Calvin... Read More
Fashion Bios: Chloé is founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, an Egyptian-born
Parisienne with a dark beauty and a bohemian spirit.
Rejecting the stiff formality of the 50's fashion, she
creates soft, body conscious clothes from fine fabrics
and... Read More
Fashion Bios: Diane von Furstenberg first arrived in the fashion world in 1972, and by 1976, had sold millions of her signature Wrap dress, coming to symbolize female power and freedom to an entire generation by encouraging women to "feel... Read More
Fashion Bios: The Bulgaris descend from an ancient family of Greek silversmiths, whose trade began in a small village of Epirus, where Sotirio, the family founder, manufactured precious silver objects.
In the late 19th century,... Read More
Fashion Bios: William Ralph Blass established his eponymous Bill Blass fashion house in 1970. Over the course of his career, Blass has established himself as one of the most internationally recognized American designers of his time. He was a... Read More
Luxury Accessories: Dior has produced a hip iPod mini case with dazzling chain. The sleekest, most sophisticated way to tote your tunes. Dior's handsome case conceals your iPod Mini in a polished leather sleeve, complete with convenient... Read More
Luxury Accessories: "Right this way Sir," says the Maitre D as he escorts you through a maze of tables filled with well-heeled and influential diners. Your table is already partially occupied by powerful decision makers; you confidently... Read More
Fashion Bios: Christian Audigier was born in southern France in the city of Avignon. From the beginning, he was drawn to the rock and roll style. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of Mick Jagger, but lacked the singing voice. Christian... Read More
Fashion Bios: "When I think about fashion, I think about something intrinsic to my life. When I think about style, I think of it as the only real luxury that anyone can afford to indulge, with or without money. When I think about elegance, I... Read More
Fashion Bios: YANSI FUGEL's advanced collection reflects a total lifestyle concept inspired from the world around her.
Through her unique creative vision and innovative approach to design YANSI FUGEL creates a high fashion look... Read More
Don't be afraid to admit it. You've had dreams about the perfect handbag. Given the budget of a hotel heiress, you'd have a different bag every weekend. What you would give for a "virtual" closet of hundreds of bags to choose from. With Bag Borrow... Read More
Just one Chanel bag, just one pair of Manolo's? Absurd! After all, we ladies need choices. Choice is key to any
fashionista's closet. So why bother trying to accessorize around one cell phone?
The Nokia 7280 arrives with a sartorial... Read More
Fashion Bios: What began forty years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part in... Read More
Fashion Bios: Nicole Miller uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and rebellion to achieve a subtle sexiness that is the essence of modern femininity. In her hands, the drape and cut of designer clothes are transformed to a younger, more... Read More
Fashion Bios: While growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Katherine Noel Brosnahan, now Kate Spade, was both the epitome and antithesis of the all-American girl. there was always something charmingly familiar yet wonderfully original about... Read More
Fashion Bios: New York designer Betsey Johnson has built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules. Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished, and the over the top, Betsey has been rocking the... Read More
The best things do come in small packages. This season, cropped jackets and shrugs, tiny clutch purses, wristlets, and flats are popular. On the other hand, big skirts and oversized handbags are filling the stores right alongside their pint-sized... Read More
Most of you are already so hip that you know Bobbi Brown is the stylish beauty mogul, not the 90s pop singer associated with Whitney Houston, and that her cosmetics line is a household staple among trend-setting women across the country. Many little... Read More
Bark Avenue; I often ask myself what domestic animals did before it was socially acceptable to pamper pets to extremes? Long before diamond-studded collars, goose down doggie beds, pet spas and gourmet treats, I guess dogs and cats slept on bare... Read More
Roberto Cavalli sits in a white room just off the pool at the Delano Hotel, alternating between two pleasures, a Zeno cigar and a Merlot.
''The people who know me, I don't like what they speak,'' he says, his English appealingly imperfect.
Who... Read More
You were the little girl who broke in to her mother's jewelry box and paraded in front of her family, vying for attention. Almost everything showed potential for a piece of jewelry, from Cheerios to soda can tops. Fortunately your taste has matured... Read More
Luxury Accessories: How does Gucci get away with naming a pair of sunglasses GG2711S and still make me want them? Let's forget that I already have several pairs of sunglasses-they're like shoes right? You can never have enough. Even if these... Read More
It's all too obvious when Easter is approaching when stores begin lining their shelves with the typical trappings of the holiday: fluffy bunnies, plastic eggs, egg coloring kits, and row after row of chocolate treats resembling chicks, eggs and... Read More
In this day and age, it seems we are in perpetual search for that magic pill or potion to
smooth away wrinkles and erase the ravages of time. With so many skin care products on the market it is hard to know which one to choose. Do wrinkle creams... Read More
Luxury Jewelry: A charm, bracelet not included, that retails for $5,350? You might think it had better be dipped in gold. Fortunately it is--18 K gold as a matter of fact. This stunning addition to Louis Vuitton's charm collection, made out... Read More
Luxury Shoes: This spring your feet will thank the fashion gods who set the styles each season. While we don't recommend throwing out those toe-pinching, sky-high stilettos, we give you permission to set them aside and give your precious... Read More
Luxury Accessories: Detailed to the hilt, coupled with Versace dazzle. Chunky rounded studs line Versace's sumptuous leather tote, sized to carry the day's essentials in high style, while polished silver studs and glittering crystals... Read More
by J. Gregg Gautereaux
Are others laughing or pointing at your recent ensemble behind your back? Do you feel like the cuckold to your wardrobe's wandering fashion eye – the one that left you years ago? Get your fashion fix from cable... Read More
Handbags: The true art of handmade products is few and far between, which is why finding a luxury line of hand-tooled designs is so exciting. Designer Beatrice Amblard's exotic bags for her San Francisco-based line, April in Paris, are... Read More
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