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9 Mar ’12

The Iconic Chanel Flap Bag & How It Is Made In Pictures | Fashion

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The Chanel Flap Bag is one of the most sought after bag of our time, a true icon for one of the world’s best luxury brand. To appreciate it even more, Style Republic shared images of the bag in the making.

Check out the images below of all of the steps.


7 Mar ’12

L’Odyssée de Cartier Commercial | Video

Filed under: Fashion — Sahar @ 2:22 pm

This has to be one of the most incredible ads out there. There is no need to comment further, watch and enjoy.


8 Dec ’11

Pantone Color Of The Year 2012: Tangerine Tango


Every year at around this time, designers of all fields await the results for next year’s color of the year. Pantone announced that for 2012, Tangerine Tango, a lively and radiant orange, will be the color of the year 2012. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”


Tangerine Tango for Interiors and More
”Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.”



About the PANTONE Color of the Year
The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

• PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
• PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
• PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
• PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
• PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
• PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
• PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
• PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
• PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
• PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
• PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
• PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)


28 Oct ’11

Salvatore Ferragamo New Jewelry Line With Gianni Bulgari | Fashion



Ferragamo’s latest jewelry project is a creative collaboration with Gianni Bulgari, with three collections that represent the brand’s iconic symbols: the Ferragamo buckle, the Gancino clasp,  and the futuristic label featured on all of the maison’s shoes. The Futuristic line, inspired by the famous label commissioned by Ferragamo and created in 1930 by Futurist painter Luciano Venna, comprises ridged bracelets, earrings ad pendants in sterling silver. The graphic lines were etched onto the metal using a new method the house evocatively dubbs the Spider Web


The Vara line, meanwhile, echoes the famous Ferragamo buckle, which is emblazoned onto bracelets and silver cabochon rings, as well as more luxurious versions in white gold and diamond. The Gancino line fetes the hook uses as a purse closure by incorporating the motif into yellow and pink gold pieces that come with diamonds and semiprecious stones. All three lines, of course, can be mixed and matched in endless permutations, depending on your mood and outfit.








The Ferragamo jewelry collection will be available from late October in a limited number of stores in Europe, the United States, Japan and APAC.

Photos and Info Source: The Luxury Insider

17 Oct ’11

Louis Vuitton Flagship Island | Architecture

Designed by Peter Marino who designed all 12 of Vuitton’s Maisons worldwide, this flagship store in Singapore enjoys a different flare and thus allows a unique experience to its luxury seeking clients. Visitors can access the flagship by bridge, ‘traveltor’, or by a private boat.

The lower areas have their floors covered in shipbuilding timber . An angular staircase with a nautical balustrade cuts across the place, Marino maximized the use of the beautiful scenery and made everything visible all around.

The aim of this luxurious setting is to allow the customers the comforting state of mind they deserve while shopping, as if being among Louis Vuitton bags and jewelry wouldn’t be enough to to that! Lucky shoppers of Singapore, enjoy!




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