After the tremendous success Gucci has been having since Alessandro Michele took over as the main designer, now they are opening a new concept store in Florence which will also be serving pasta among other delicacies by non other than Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura of the Modena-based Osteria Francescana. The place is known as Gucci Osteria and located on the ground floor at the Gucci Museo , which opened in 2011 at the ancient Palazzo della Mercanzia. The Osteria will serve iconic Italian dishes as well as contemporary twists on classics for all-day dining.
I am not sure of their choice any why they went for such a loud green but because it’s Gucci, everything is allowed 😉 The design is very basic but nonetheless cozy and charming.
Gucci Garden; Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy; +39 055 7592 7010.
Just after Apple collaborated with Hermes on their smart watch, now Louis Vuitton came up with its own version of a luxury smart watch, the Tambour Horizon in partnership with Google and Qualcomm. This watch was designed to serve the world traveler—Vuitton’s core customer. The watch costs anywhere from $2,450 to $2,900.
With the Tambour Horizon you can select the digital face you want. It has 30 easily interchangeable straps for men and women, it notifies you of calls, texts, and emails; has an alarm, a step counter, indicates the weather, in addition to time.
The great news is for customers living in China, currently they have to buy 2 different watches when they travel, with the LV watch they will only have to buy one as it operates on both world and Chinese systems.
Louis Vuitton unveils a new collection of bags and accessories designed with the artist, Jeff Koons.
In recent years, Louis Vuitton has affirmed its engagement with the world of art through a series of high-profile collaborations with the most influential artists of our times.
In the French House’s latest collaboration, Louis Vuitton is working with the New York-based artist Jeff Koons to create a new range of bags and accessories to be launched on April 28th.
One of the most widely recognized figures in contemporary art, Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing ‘Gazing Ball’ paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products. His re-creations of masterpieces by da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh have been transposed on to such iconic Louis Vuitton bags as the Speedy, the Keepall and the Neverfull.
Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and inspired by Dior’s couture lines, the new House of Dior Boutique is all about the curves found in flowing fabric, details such as the stitching represent the fine tailoring of Dior’s Parisian couture. He started his first research on the project back in 2011, and just opened this June.
“I thought about the movement of the fabrics, the weaving effects, and I created a facade that would explore these elements,” the architect explains. “This white softness is like the couturier’s toile when he’s at work. It has a sense of movement that plays with light. This sculptural suppleness was my starting point.” The House archives also inspired the building’s final form: the movement of those immense architectural sails is strongly reminiscent of the dresses Cyclone and Cocotte, designed by Christian Dior in 1948. With the House of Dior building , his two great passions, for haute couture and architecture, come together in a unique creation.
” The smell of freshly brewed coffee evokes so many memories for me, mostly of times spent with friends and family, the people I love. I wanted to develop these coffee blends in that spirit and create a place where people could come together and take a break from their busy days. ” Ralph Lauren
In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896 his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honor of his late father. An icon was born.
The Monogram was revolutionary when it appeared. This most particular and personal of signatures was instantly transformed into a universal symbol of modernity in the hands of Georges Vuitton: it is one of the first exercises in elevated branding and a defining sign of a global culture to come.
In 1965 Gaston-Louis Vuitton, recounted how his father, Georges, had created the motifs on The Monogram canvas: ‘First of all, the initials of the company – LV – are interlaced in such a way as to remain perfectly legible. Then a diamond. To give a specific character to the shape, he made the sides concave with a four-petal flower in the center. Then the extension of this flower in a positive image. Finally, a circle containing a flower with four rounded petals.’
Before you step out the door and give yourself one last look, are you making sure your jewelry complements your outfit? With so many styles available these days it’s tough to know exactly what will look good with what. Here are some basic tips that should help you choose the right pieces for any outfit in your closet!
Choose necklaces with necklines that complement your face shape: If you have a round face then stay away from chokers or anything that will accentuate the fullness around your neck; instead opt for long pendant (or drop) style necklaces that are slightly wider at the bottom than the top to balance the proportions of the face and draw the eye upward toward your eyes for a slimming effect.
For square faces look for pieces that have angular shapes or geometric shapes like triangles to break up the angles of the face and soften the look a bit – think pendants with a pointed bottom edge or even some lariat-style chains that can hang down in a V-shape from the neck to help elongate the neck and create balance in the face as well.. Finally if you have a heart-shaped or face go for rounded shapes and longer lengths as this will help balance out the width of the jaw line and create a more flattering overall appearance for the facial structure.
Some will say your shoes or handbag are the accessories that make your look, but I beg to differ. Jewelry adores the most noticeable areas of your body so choose your statement pieces with great care and make sure they work with your clothing choices to create an overall cohesive and stylish ensemble every time! Mastering the art of styling jewelry should be learned by everyone, find jewelry here and start finding your style.
Accessorizing correctly can help create many different looks from casual to dressy and everything in between with just a few simple tweaks to your standard wardrobe staples and a few carefully chosen pieces of statement-making jewels to go with it all. I hope these tips help you the next time you’re getting dressed to go out with friends or even just to run errands around town…and remember have fun doing it!
Besides considering the color and style of your jewelry, you also need to pay attention to how it looks against your skin. There are basically two types of skin – warm and cool tones which affect how light colors appear on your skin and how dark ones do too. The warm tone skin is reddish-brown and the cooler one is bluish-gray in color but there are also many shades in between such as olive green and yellow-green as well as pinks and peaches and so on that create different undertones in the skin tone that are warmer or more neutral in nature than those on the extreme ends of the spectrum above…. Warm skin tones tend to have yellow and red in their undertone while those with a cool complexion have more blue and purple hues to their coloring so the general rule is that those with redder hair and/or eyes usually fall into the “warm” category and those with lighter hair and eye color are more often considered to be of a more “cool” nature when it comes to their skin colors.
This of course is not a hard and fast rule though because there are many exceptions to every rule that make this one just as complicated to figure out. Just as some people look amazing in red and others look gorgeous in white, the color in our undertones plays a huge role in the kind of metals you should wear. So for example if you are a warm toned person you should avoid wearing silver as it will make you look washed out and even pale which is not a good look on anyone no matter what their skin color is since most people look better in gold or other darker options.
The same goes for those people with more of a golden hue to the skin who should avoid yellow gold as it tends to make them look more jaundiced looking than their other counterparts with silver or white metal.