Audi Pulls Ahead in "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Product placement is nothing new in literature, film, and television, and when it's done well it can influence the way the public views the product. The world of luxury cars has become one of the more successful types of entertainment branding because after all, the action star has to drive something in the latest blockbuster so why not have it be a Jaguar? Sometimes the branding is done so well that the company is forever linked to whatever artistic venue it's used in (think Aston Martin and James Bond) and sometimes the company didn't have anything to do with the branding at all.... Read More

"Twilight" vs. "Fifty Shades of Grey" | The Fan Fiction Debate

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As possibly the fastest selling paperback book in history, E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its two sequels took the literary world by storm, filling everyone's bags with a tale of sexual awakening through the eyes of a very na?ve young girl. You may have read the books but did you know that the "Shades" story was originally "Twilight" fan fiction centered around Bella and Edward's sexual exploits? Considering the book's origins, we can expect to see a lot more fan stories attempting to breach The New York Times bestseller list in the upcoming years and continuing the debate of ethics vs. entertainment.... Read More

Exclusive | Photographer Chris Buck Talks Invisible Celebrities

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In a world where celebrities are reported on more reliably and steadily than news regarding world events or politics, we've gotten used to our day-to-day life being saturated with images of famous faces. You can try to stay away from what happened between Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but without a doubt your plan will be ruined when your coworkers start discussing whose side they're on. As a society, we've gotten so obsessed with the lives of our favorite stars that even giving something the title of Russell Brand will pique interest, which is something photographer Chris Buck plays with in his new photo book "PRESENCE: The Invisible Portrait".... Read More

Exclusive | Fashion Photographer Anne Menke on Her Newest Book and World Travels

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have the dream of combining all of their passions and making a life’s work out of it. Unfortunately, many people are not lucky enough to do so, but such is not the case for luxury fashion photographer Anne Menke. Driven by an insatiable desire to see beautiful things and different cultures, the German-born photographer gets to do both on a frequent— if not daily— basis. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel the world and experience different cultures, cuisines, and fashion, but with the release of Menke's newest book just around the corner, we will get to see the world through her eyes.... Read More

Assouline Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Cadillac with Limited Edition Book

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Those who appreciate luxuriously produced books will surely recognize the name Assouline. The company has published over 1,000 luxury books since 1994 and have boutique book stores around the world, from Paris to Las Vegas, New York and Seoul.... Read More

"Beautiful Disasters" and Mysterious Women in David Drebin's new Photography Book

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Photography can transport the viewer into other worlds, be they set in the reality of the photographer or in a surreal version fit for Salvador Dali. In his new book, "Beautiful Disasters," photographer David Drebin invites you into his constructed world where beautiful women reign supreme and tantalize with their mystery and sexuality, turning the observer into a willing voyeur.... Read More

Nike's Special Etiquette Book for 2012 Olympic Athletes

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etiquette classes used to be all the rage in the 50s, with kids enduring hours of tea preparation and lessons on the proper way to hold their shoulders at the dinner table. In lieu of etiquette history, and to borrow some 2012 Olympic coverage, Nike has created their own book of proper behavior and is giving them exclusively to attending Olympic athletes and press.... Read More

Rare Books Auction Nets Heritage Auctions $736K

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Salvador Dali, Willa Cather, and Maurice Sendak led the way among top performers whose pieces sold well at Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Event in Beverly Hills, California, earlier this month.... Read More

Book Reviews | The Science of the Sun with Bob Berman

Aug 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic location to observe an eclipse or the northern lights? If so you might have had science writer Bob Berman as a guide. He has served as a lecturer on many such trips and his latest book, The Sun's Heartbeat, unpacks some of the astronomical facts behind those dazzling shows of light and shadow as well as the simple joys of warm sunlight on a sandy beach or an afternoon rainbow. ... Read More

Book Reviews | Brand Thinking with Debbie Millman and Marketing Experts

Aug 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Is branding, as thoughtleader Wally Olins says, "a profound manifestation of the human condition?" Olins might be overstating the case a bit but he does hit on something fundamental when he says that branding is about belonging and the search for identity. We are what we buy? One only needs to look at a friend's Facebook page to see character defined in terms of favorite television shows, restaurants, sports teams and more. Branding is everywhere. ... Read More

Lady Gaga and Fashion Photographer Terry Richardson to Release Book

Jul 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Little monsters rejoice, we have item number one for this year’s Christmas list. On November 22, pop icon Lady Gaga will release a self-titled photography book in which she is likely to be the one and only subject, performing for her fans, traveling the world, and recording the Billboard and iTunes chart-topping album “Born This Way.”... Read More

Day Trips from New York City: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When the thrill of the city starts to wear on you, plan a quick luxury getaway. JustLuxe New York City Guide Editor and NYC expert Shandana A. Durrani shows readers how to relax and rejuvenate in her new travel book, Day Trips from New York City: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler.... Read More

The Earring Style Book: Design Celebrity-Inspired Jewelry

Sep 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Kristi Brooks

Fine Jewelry: Ever dreamed of being a jewelry designer to the stars? Well, that dream just got one step closer thanks to The Earring Style Book: Making Designer Earrings, Capturing Celebrity Style, and Getting the Look for Less by Stephanie Wells.... Read More

Fitness Book: You Are Your Own Gym

Aug 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Health & Beauty: Author and trainer Mark Lauren has recently released a new fitness book perfect for luxury travelers. You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women is chock filled with exercises that are easy to do at home or on-the-go and get professional results.... Read More

The Fancy Colored Diamond Book, by Eden Rachminov

Aug 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  2 Comments

Fancy Colored Diamonds: When a copy of The Fancy Color Diamond Book arrived at the JustLuxe offices, we were excited. Who doesn’t love a great coffee table book that will evoke a good conversation and teach you something interesting? Most often, when you hear the word “diamonds” you think of the clear kind. Of course colored diamonds have always been around, but lately we have been seeing them pop up on celebrities everywhere, as they are gaining more and more popularity. Mariah Carey sports a pink diamond, while Heidi Klum wears a beautiful yellow shade.... Read More

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