Thursday, 23 February 2017

Gucci Paper Fan.


Gucci has always been knocking out novelty items and putting a luxury spin on them.  In fact many brands do so in general, from Chanel to Supreme.  Gucci's latest foray into novelty is a paper fan.

Constructed from white paper, with a wooden handle, featuring an owl on one side, and Gucci in Japanese print on the other, made in Japan, each fan costs an eye-watering £200.  Available now.


Gucci Donald Duck Collection.


Gucci and Alessandro Michele continue to surprise us. For Spring 2017 the Italian luxury brand has now released a full “Donald Duck” capsule. The collaboration with Disney comes shortly after having teamed up with Peanuts in the previous seasons and adds yet another fun and eye-catching layer to the Gucci universe. 

The collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, crewneck sweaters, a leather varsity jacket, knitwear, and sneakers. The T-shirt and sweat pieces will be the most obvious choices for most, but we have to admit, we actually love the knitwear and especially the cardigan in this collection. You can pick up the full range now from Gucci prices starting from £350.






Wednesday, 22 February 2017

3D Sound One Headphones.


 From a small French company called 3D Sound Labs come headphones that cleverly turn regular stereo recordings, including film soundtracks, into remarkable immersive 3D sound. They do this by tracking your head movements on nine different axes – like a virtual-reality headset just for the ears. The effect is more than subtly different from ordinary stereo headphones: when you turn your head to face a new direction, the nature of what you hear changes accordingly.

The 3D Sound One headphones currently work with Windows PCs and iPads, but not Macs. The headphones themselves, by the way, are unusually well-made and good-looking. 3D Sound Labs have also brought out a £79 clip-on module to add to your favourite existing headphones so that you can enjoy the experience with familiar headgear.

The phones themselves cost £179 per pair, and are available from www.3dsoundlabs.com.



Baccarat Bubble Box.


In 2014 Baccarat released a boxed set of 6 tumblers, all from classic Baccarat collections, titled "Everyday".  The concept was a little taste of Baccarat's lines in one boxed set, which can be used for any drink from juice to spirits.

Now Baccarat have released a boxed set of their classic champagne flutes in the same style.  Baccarat's Milles Nuits, Flutissimo, Vega, Harcourt Eve, Diamant, Chateau Baccarat and Massena are featured.  The concept being, like the everyday set, a taste of their line-up, but for use with champagne cocktails, to create an attractive aesthetic on the tabletop.

Available now, the "Bubble Box"  costs £760.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Louis Vuitton Ostrich Steamer Backpack.


Kim Jones New Louis Vuitton is a strange animal.  On the one hand we have cutting edge collaborations, such as the Jake and Dinos Chapman collections, and the Supreme collaboration which came out of nowhere and blew everyone away, and on the other hand, we have ultra luxe pieces that look like they would be more in keeping at a Billionaire Couture boutique.

This latest piece comes on a limited release and falls firmly into the second category. A Greenwich steamer backpack all done out in high grade mid grey ostrich leather, with Palladium plated brass hardware.

Available now limited to 200 pieces worldwide, it costs £22,900.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Bentley Momentum And Momentum Intense Fragrances.


Driving ahead as the most sought after luxury car brand in the world, Bentley also swiftly shifts gear to lead as the foremost fragrance brand by launching Bentley Momentum. Joining Bentley for Men and Bentley Infinite, the luxury automotive brand’s third pillar matches an assertive, bracingly masculine fragrance with a sleek, modern presentation.

Keeping up with the highest standard of Bentley cars, the new, forceful composition has been created by the renowned master perfumer Nathalie Lorson. Contrasting aromatic freshness with potent, vibrant woods, the new fragrance is offered in two intensities. Bentley Momentum Eau de Toilette and Bentley Momentum Intense Eau de Parfum, each deliver its distinctive olfactory design.

The Momentum notes include Bergamot, Aquatic Accord, Green Violet, Clary Sage, Ambergris, Cashmere Wood, Jasmine Petals, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Moss and Musks.  The Intense edition builds up the intensity of the composition with new ingredients that include Bergamot, Elemi Essence, Lavender Essence, Geranium Essence, Tonka Bean, Ambergris, Ambery Wood, Sandalwood and Musks.

Bentley Momentum’s bottle design is inspired by New York’s soaring, vertical skyline. Tall, rectangular and faceted, it is made of luxuriously heavy glass. The front and back are covered with silver brushed-metal plates, printed with the iconic “Flying B” Bentley logo and the name of the fragrance. The rounded metal stopper is entirely embossed with Bentley’s signature knurling. The same knurling motif also adorns the top and sides of the box to complete the look.

While Bentley Momentum EDT (100 ml) is up for £56, Bentley Momentum Intense EDP (100 ml) sports a £70 tag. And the Bentley Momentum Intense EDP (60 ml) is available for £40. The automaker also offers Bentley Momentum Hair and Body Shampoo (200 ml) for £20
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Bathing Ape Contrast Glow In The Dark Shark Hoodie.


Glow in the dark has featured pretty large in BAPE's line-ups since its debut in 2014.  The urban camo print fits perfectly into a city based setting, and in 2016, we saw the glow in the dark get a shade lighter, with a grey print.

For 2017 Spring/Summer, BAPE is helping city based posers light up the night with a contrasting full-zip shark hoodie, half urban camo, and half light grey.

Available now, this hoodie is true luxury streetwear, costing £585.



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water.


Exclusive to Harrods come Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water.  The product uses water harvested from icebergs in Kongsfjorden, 1,000 km from the North Pole, 79 degrees north.  The water is made from gently melting ice in a specially constructed machine to capture the water in its purest form, in order to retain the waters natural composition and premium taste.

Priced at £60 per bottle, Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water can only be purchased from Harrods, and the technical expertise involved in harvesting this ice means only two expeditions can be made per year, yielding just 13,000 bottles per expedition, meaning it is always limited edition.


Monday, 13 February 2017

OFF-WHITE Spring Summer 2017 Final Release.


Pictured here is the final release from the OFF-WHITE Spring/Summer 2017 range.  As is the way these days, brands tease their ranges bit by bit, and as is always the case, the best is saved till last.  

A solid range of hoodys, with bold graphic prints, and printed jeans, this versatile selection of streetwear pieces work any time of the year.

All pieces are available now, prices starting from £400.