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Pharrell's Newest Find: Shipton & Heneage

Dec 29, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Fashion & Style: Gentleman's velvet slippers call to mind the Duke of Windsor, or Fred Astaire - hip-hop producers, not so much. But we're not surprised that Pharrell Williams has discovered the pleasures of Brit stalwart Shipton & Heneage's... Read More

The Latest in Fashion: A Chanel Guitar?

Dec 16, 2008  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Fashion & Style: It may not be practical, but fashion seldom is when it looks so chic.The latest fusion of music and fashion appeared on the runway when Karl Lagerfield debuted the Chanel Guitar. The guitar may be too much for the... Read More

Behind the Scenes of the 2009 Pirelli Calendar

Dec 11, 2008  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Fashion Calendars: Since the early sixties, Pirelli Calendar Club has produced a wide variety of intriguing images. Widely respected by photographers everywhere, the calendar has portrayed many a supermodel, including Cindy Crawford, Kate... Read More

Luxury Buys for Under $100

Dec 9, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Affordable Luxury: With the economic crisis raging, forget your troubles for a while by stocking up on these luxury essentials, all for under $100. You may even want to pick some up of your favorites for your friends.... Read More

Ralph Lauren Alligator Driving Loafers

Dec 8, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designer Loafers: Ralph Lauren's latest luxurious holiday offering for men is an ultra-stylish take on the classic Italian driving loafer. The shoes are finished in brilliantly-hued genuine alligator skin and embellished with equestrian... Read More

It's A Russian Fashion Thing

Dec 4, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Fashion & Style: It's no secret that Russia is an important consumer of fashion.... Read More

The Luxe List: Bodacious Baby Bags

Nov 28, 2008  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

With two kids of my own and a decidedly stylish momtourage, I've seen my fair share of baby bags.... Read More

Luxe Fashion Profile: Ikram Boutique

Nov 26, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Women's Fashion: Every city has its stories and specialties, the Ikram Boutique located on the dreamy Gold Coast of North Rush Street is one of Chicago's most fashionable women's boutique. The brick-and-mortar emporium features "haute"... Read More

Cesare Paciotti's Spring 2009 Line

Nov 15, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Luxury leather goods company, Cesare Paciotti, is a family affair, creating some of the most beautiful shoes ever made. Started in 1948 by Giuseppe Paciotti as a men's shoe company, designer Cesare took over his... Read More

Yves Saint Laurent Spring & Cruise 2009 Preview

Nov 12, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Fashion & Style: Since the 1960s, the house of Yves Saint Laurent has been one of the most looked forward to shows of the year. The inter-seasonal collection previews for Spring/Summer 2009 Preview & Cruise 2009 Preview were modern looks for... Read More

Prada & Pietro Scalia Present "Alchemy"

Nov 7, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion News Movies: Ever on the cutting edge, Prada has fused fashion and film to introduce the luxury house's latest creation, Infusion D'Homme perfume. Alchemy is a short film put together by Oscar-winning editor, Pietro Scalia,... Read More

Interview: Michael Tonello Brings Home The Birkin

Oct 28, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Birkin bag is a symbol of wealth and iconic luxury, but for American author, Michael Tonello, the handbag was a way of life.... Read More

Interview: Vito Artioli Steps Up The Shoe Industry

Oct 28, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Vito Artioli has worked in the shoe business since the wee age of five, and was recruited by his father Severino... Read More

Edun - Organic Luxury

Oct 17, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: At least on celebrity luxury fashion house is making an effort to use their fame for the planet and social justice. Edun, the fashion house created by musician Bono and Ali Hewson is a "socially conscious... Read More

Chloe Spring 2009 Ready to Wear Collection

Oct 17, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Chloe's Spring Summer 2009 Ready to Wear collection rocked the Paris runways as luxury lovers and fashionistas alike drooled at their chance to get a look at Hannah MacGibbon's first full collection for the... Read More

Pierre Cardin's Bizarre Couture Line 2009

Oct 17, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Since before the 1960's, Pierre Cardin has been a fashion force to watch and his latest collection is no exception. The ever-eccentric Cardin continued his signature avant-garde style by showing his entire 2009... Read More

Los Angeles Fashion Week: Dare To Hope

Oct 17, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Days three and four of Los Angeles Fashion Week boasted a lineup that perfectly summarized what the event has become -- a predictable series of designer archetypes, from celebrity wannabes to eco-chic brands, self-designated up-and-comers and less-than-triumphant returns.... Read More

Bag Borrow or Steal Prevails as Avelle

Oct 17, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Fashion & Style: In a bold move, Bag Borrow or Steal, the number-one rental source for the best of luxury designer purses and handbags has changed its name to Avelle. The switch in nomenclature coincides with the firm increasing its ensemble... Read More

Kristen Davis joins the Fashion World

Oct 16, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style:Kristin Davis is the latest alum from the fashionable Sex & the City cast to make her way into the fashion world. American bargain brand Belk has teemed up with Kristin Davis to come out with a line luxurious enough... Read More

Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier

Oct 16, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Christian Audigier's latest collection for Ed Hardy Spring 2009 was a star-studded event, true to the luxury brands image. The Spring 2009 collection is a merging of two cultures, the tattoo subculture that is Ed... Read More

Patricia Field for HSN

Oct 3, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: An integral part of the fashion world since the 1960's, Patricia Field hit the mainstream when she turned the four women of Sex & the City into fabulous fashion divas envied the world over. On the heels of winning an Emmy... Read More

Fashion Ethic Goes Green

Sep 25, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: As the planet heats up, environmentally friendly fashion that is also fashion forward is becoming a hotter commodity. At ... Read More

Bluesuits Find a Fit with Professional Women

Sep 24, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Women's Fashion: Professional business attire for women has never been more on-topic than it is today. Equality in the workplace has significantly increased the number of ladies in the work world. While the demand for professional women's... Read More

Spring Colors for 2009

Sep 18, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Fashion & Style: Spring is traditionally the season of color, especially pastels. This spring's palette combines neutrals, especially gray, with invigorating brightened up shades of traditional spring favorites. Spring of '09 will play with... Read More

Bloomingdales & Sony Join Forces For Fashion

Sep 18, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Bringing fashion and music together, luxury retailer Bloomingdale's has launched its biggest multimedia campaign yet. Beginning in August and running through the Holiday Season, Bloomingdale's has partnered with... Read More

The New Faces Of Knitwear

Sep 12, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Over the past few years, designers such as Sandra Backlund, Cooperative Designs and Tom Scott have elevated knitting from ironically hip craft to fine art.... Read More

JustLuxé Takes You to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Aug 25, 2008  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, held at the opulent Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida introduced the latest swimwear by some of the world's most talented designers.... Read More

Islands of the World Fashion Week

Aug 22, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion Shows: This November, plan on getting Island Fever, as The Islands of The World Fashion Week shows off some of the most innovative luxury designs from up and coming designers from island countries around the world. The... Read More

Janet Jackson Launches Pleasure Principle Lingerie Line

Aug 22, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Celebrity Designers: Fans of Janet Jackson will rejoice to know that the Pleasure Principle is back as a line of luxury lingerie designed by the sexy singer herself. Janet Jackson has teamed up with Australian designer Bruno... Read More

Travel Designs by Yansi Fugel

Aug 20, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Yansi Fugel is a wife and businesswoman in addition to being a luxury designer with a clear vision of the modern woman. Following her signature aesthetic that high fashion can be livable and using fabrics that not... Read More

8 Fall Runway Looks We Love

Aug 20, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Couture Fashion: Black ruled the runway this fall, with designers using it to outfit models monochromatically as well as in combination with subtle touches of color, like deep eggplant and ecru. Minimalism is the key for fall, with designers... Read More

Gucci Viaggio: Travel in Style

Aug 13, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Luxury Luggage: Gucci is pleased to announce the launch of Gucci Viaggio, a brand new collection of exclusive luggage and travel accessories. With an 87 year history in hand-crafted leather goods and uncompromised highest quality, Gucci is... Read More

Vegan Footwear by Natalie Portman

Aug 12, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designer Shoes: It can be hard to eat as a vegetarian, although many upscale restaurants are now offering vegetarian menus and options. But it is still difficult to find animal-friendly footwear, especially on the luxury market. Luckily,... Read More

Nike Just Does It with Cole Haan

Aug 11, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Fashion & Style: If you cannot resist the comfort of your athletic footwear but are growing tired of the stares those shoes receive from colleagues when worn with the dark blue suit by Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan and Nike have a solution that... Read More

Dolce and Gabbana: Luxury Denim

Aug 8, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: Denim never goes out of style, but it does go through phases. Check out denim's latest luxurious resurrection in this Dolce & Gabbana military-inspired jacket. The patent leather detailing makes the jacket suitable for day or... Read More

BIFF & BIL: Bangkok International Fashion Fair

Aug 8, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: In the interest of building Bangkok as a fashion capitol in Asia, the Thailand chapter of the Asian Fashion Federation (AFF) is hosting the 2008 AFF Conference in conjunction with the Bangkok International Fashion Fair and... Read More

Christian Louboutin: Trotte Avec Moi Boots

Aug 8, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: These Christian Louboutins are the perfect luxury footwear to slip over your skinny jeans or under a skirt for the summer to fall transition. Top off the look with an vintage inspired coat in an eye popping color... Read More

Lugo Tailored Menswear

Aug 6, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Fashion & Style : Lugo Tailored Menswear in NYC brings the essence of the Old World Italian "camiceria" to the Lower East Side. The bespoke clothier makes custom shirts and handmade ties for men, featuring winter and summer dress and casual... Read More

The Hip-T: Fashion Undercover

Aug 4, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: In an effort to keep your private areas private, two California women, Christine and Kelley, founders of g3 Originals, have created the hip-T. The hip-T is a lightweight stretchy swatch of fabric designed to cover... Read More

Katy Perry: Fashion Icon?

Aug 4, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Celebrity Fashion: Katy Perry isn't only the latest pop princess to hit the airwaves; she may also be the next fashionista to follow. 23-year old Perry's single "I Kissed a Girl" seems to be on every radio station and the singer herself will... Read More

Beijing Shopping Guide: Luxury Labels, Mall Couture and Hutong Boutiques

Aug 1, 2008  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Though Beijing lacks the uber-chic shopping districts of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, its fashion scene is racing ahead at light speed.... Read More

Desconstructivism as Wearable Art: Thea Grant Collection

Jul 29, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Jewelry: Most women can only hope to get their husbands to go shopping with them, let alone design jewelry. Thea Grant has the best of both worlds. The current Thea Grant collection ... Read More

Kathyrn Kerrigan: Walking Tall

Jul 15, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Fashion & Style: For anybody out of the ordinary, it can be hard to find luxury wear that fits. Kathryn Kerrigan knows this better than anybody and created her signature line of shoes especially for women with big feet that want to look... Read More

History of the Bikini: Happy 63rd Anniversary!

Jul 14, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The official anniversary of the unveiling of the bikini just passed recently!... Read More

Bodymetrics: Perfect Jeans in 5 Seconds

Jun 16, 2008  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Couture Blue Jeans: The transatlantic connection strikes a fashion chord that is so haute couture it is sure to reach the U.S. shores' luxury stores sooner than later. At least that's our sentiments here. This is going to make lovers of... Read More

Mark Nason: Boots Made for Rockin'

Jun 9, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: If you are in the music industry, chances are you have not only heard of the famous boot designer Mark Nason but are probably already sporting a pair. If not, then now is your chance to get on board with some of the hippest... Read More

Porsche Design Revs Up Men's Style!

Jun 9, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Men's Fashion Accessories: If you are looking for a unique gift for the king, the prince, or the main man of the house, Porsche Design offers various objects of desire aside from those of the vehicular nature. Porsche Design is one of the... Read More

Fall Fix: Accessories to Covet

May 30, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Accessories: For the fashion directors at Neiman Marcus, Fall 2008 marks a return to glamour, accessories-wise. Previewing some of the fall season's hottest trends, the Dallas-based department store has its pulse on what styles you can look... Read More

Maxed Out Mediterranean at Christian Dior Cruise

May 30, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion & Style: With newborns and subsequent sleepless nights on the agenda, new mothers Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera took great interest in the leisurely looks featured in John Galliano's Cruise 2009 collection for Christian Dior... Read More

What to Wear to a Wedding

May 22, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Fashion & Style: As the weather heats up, wedding season gets started, peaking in June. Unless you are in the wedding party, it can be tricky determining what to wear to the happy affairs, so we decided to help you out and break down exactly... Read More

Setting the Standard in Luxury Jewelry

May 16, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Jewelry: David Yurman has been designing luxury adornments for over 25 years, his signature cables made from twisting sterling silver ropes are among the most famous designs in the fashion world. David Yurman jewelry is sold at... Read More

King of Prussia Mall: Shopping Fit for Royalty

May 2, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: With over 400 stores and 40 restaurants spanning nearly 2.8 million square feet, King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is the largest retail shopping mall in the United States in terms of leasable retail... Read More

Michael Kors: For Every Season

May 1, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Season after season, Michael Kors is renowned for his classic, chic, and luxurious but sensible aesthetic on American sportswear and clothing as well as shoes and accessories. Kors began designing clothes at the age of 19... Read More

Still Sleek for City Sophisticates, Banana Republic Celebrates 30 Years

May 1, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Banana Republic marks its 30th anniversary this year, but far from harkening back to their casual safari roots, the brand refined and updated the modern, tailored basics that have come to distinguish the brand for their Fall/Holiday... Read More

Don't Dawdle! Jump onto the Hottest Designer Handbags and Save BIG

Apr 29, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designer Handbags: Recently, a designer handbag affectionado sold her two Chanel Classic lambskin bags for what she paid for them SIX YEARS AGO! How is this possible? No, it wasn't a swindle, just a very smart business... Read More

New Bra Makes Backless a Reality for the Busty

Apr 28, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: There's a certain category of summer fashion that can send any woman unable to dispense with a bra running for the hills. Whether it's something strapless, backless, a halter, or anything else where the sight of visible bra straps is... Read More

Top Five Classic Splurges

Apr 26, 2008  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

With a little guidance any plain Jane can transform her run-of-the-mill wardrobe into something that resembles haute runway couture.... Read More

Burberry: The Right Material for Men

Apr 21, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Men's Fashion & Style: Is it a coincidence that so many of today's most famous luxury brands are the same ones to which the prestigious flocked toward in a past era? Burberry is luxury identity of such fodder with a history that dates back to... Read More

Pronovias Opens First Flagship Store in NYC

Apr 8, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Upscale Wedding Apparel: Over the years, brides around the world have walked down the aisles wearing wedding gowns by Pronovias. The upscale wedding-and bridal-gown designer recently opened its first U.S. flagship store in ... Read More

The Lost Art of Exotic Couture

Apr 2, 2008  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

The true art of couture products is a luxury that is often overlooked and hard to find. However, designer Beatrice Amblard has been able to capture the essence of handmade and customized products.... Read More

7 For All Mankind's Got a Brand New Bag

Mar 31, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: "Classic" is how 7 For All Mankind's accessories design director Amis Garrigue summed up their newly expanded handbag collection for Fall 2008. "Something you could pull out of your closet five years from now." Previewing... Read More

Jimmy Choo Launch Shades for Summer

Mar 31, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Just when you thought sunglasses couldn't get any bigger or any more over-the-top, leave it to Jimmy Choo to come out with a glam version with almost goggle-like proportions. It's no wonder that these face obscuring... Read More

Louis Vuitton: Infinite Optimism

Mar 31, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: We witnessed a new fashion vernacular in Paris at Louis Vuitton, a gilded, metallic Space Age collection were the proportions, hues and... Read More

Emporio Armani: A Tale of Tailoring

Feb 27, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: He might be the designer opening the most boutiques in the emerging markets of the future, but when it comes to his latest Emporio Armani collection the heart of the matter was innovative, homespun Italian tailoring.... Read More

Zac Posen's Fall Fantasy Fracas

Feb 14, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: What item most says "fetish" in a woman's wardrobe? Why, the shoe, of course - preferably a spiked stiletto. So kicking off his show with the sound coming from the speakers of a clack-clack-clack of a pair of pumps on a marble floor,... Read More

Valentino's Farewell: The Day La Mode Died

Jan 31, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Valentino, the man viewed by many as the greatest creator of evening wear of his time and the designer with the plushest lifestyle ever, staged his last fashion show in Paris Wednesday before a glittering array of Hollywood stars,... Read More

Oscar de la Renta's Fanciful Fall Florals

Jan 28, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Florals for fall was the big message at Oscar de la Renta's pre-Fall 2008 collection.... Read More

Lingerie 101: What Every Man Should Know, and What Every Woman Wants to Wear

Jan 26, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As every fashionista knows, a luxurious look starts with a good base, but luxury undergarments can be difficult to find, especially in a one-stop shop.... Read More

Florals, Fantasies, & Safaris: A Look into Spring 2008

Jan 21, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With a dynamic year of fashion from 2007, many wonder where can it go in 2008?... Read More

Got Justin?

Jan 15, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Former boy-band member, Justin Timberlake, is all grown-up now and getting into all kinds of business ventures outside the music industry: opening restaurants and starring in films. This white-tennis-shoe-wearing singer has even collaborated with his childhood friend, Trace Ayala, on his own luxury clothing line for both men and women.... Read More

Prada: Schizophrenic Style

Jan 15, 2008  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Sunday evening witnessed a most curiously schizophrenic collection by Prada in Milan's season of fall 2008 men's collections. The central new garment was a minimalist harness/strait jacket that wrapped around torsos in... Read More

 
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