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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dior

Dior perfume “J’adore Dior” . Perfume initially launched in 1999. Relaunched in September 2011 with a sensational new film directed by Jean Jacques Annaud, of “7 Years in Tibet” film fame. Ad Agency TBWA Paris. Made in the glittering Salon des Glaces, the famed Mirror halls of the Palace of Versailles.  The film glows with Charlize Theron,(Monster film) & images of legendary blondes, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe & Marlene Dietrich.The original amphore shape flacon was created by Herve Van de Staeten. In 2000 A launch of 500 limited edition flacons made  by Baccarat, in gilded crystal, Early 2012 a further 500 flacons  by Baccarat was followed end 2012 by a limited edition of 1000 flacons in crystal decorated in gold, made by the Italian firm,  Salviati,in Murano in association with glass artist Jean Michel Othoniel. There is a battle at the top of the sales, as Chanel No 5 remains a firm favourite in the French perfume market, J’Adore Dior is competing hard, and Thierry Mugler’s Angel stays on at no.3.In 2011 J’Adore Dior was reportedly achieving a turnover of 50.7 million Euros.Reportedly 4% of market share.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor stunning in some  of her Bulgari gems. Bulgari now own some of the most famous Elizabeth Taylor Bulgari jewels, which currently form part of the Bulgari Heritage collection, currently on exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Finer Arts. Bulgari bought back several of the Elizabeth Taylor jewels at Christies New York Auction in December 2011.Also featured a couple of pieces from Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous film, Cleopatra. Courtesy Getty Images. Madame Carla Bruni Sarkozy, photographed in Rome,  is featured in the current Bulgari Ad campaign. Dramatic Diamond  Serpentina necklace and bracelet parure is featured.2013.

 

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Americas

Americas Cup Images from the 2013 edition. With thanks to the Sponsors. Followed by images of painter Anna Paola Cibin’s hand painted silk  velvet shimmering tapestries inspired by Venice and the colours of the Lagoon. Colourful & witty Fish mobiles from Anna Paola’s Venice Biennale 2013  installation. Images of a quiet street along a canal on Burano, an island on the Venice Lagoon. With the shortest day & the Winter Solstice behind us let us dream of Spring as the first hyacinths & tulips appear in the stores.

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Flowers,pearls, fantaisie jewellery, holly rings and a choice of unusual gifts selected by a discerning lady, Basia Zarzycka, 190 Pavilion road, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge London.  www.basia-zarzycka.com

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Nutcracker

Christmas would not be the same without  a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden of the Nutcracker Suite. Tchaikovsky’s sensational score assures a seasonal welcome to the Nutcracker ballet. Peter Wright’s glamourous production ensures a delightful visual experience that is incomparable . Here we have selected some images courtesy of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

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D & G

Dolce  & Gabbana. Sloane Street Knightsbridge, London. Red lace dresses storm the cat walks & the wish for lists, a red lace dress replaces the “Little Black Dress”. The Red lace dress is the new must have.     Prada, print on black dress for spring 2014. Prada  diamante shoes. colourful purses  and floral tapestry suitcases. Red 1955 Lincoln. Bruno Magli. Lalique Baccantes Art Deco vase  & Bergmann Carousel from David Hickmet. Cartier gold & diamond bracelets galore, image Instagram.

 

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D& G

Dolce & Gabbana festive table in their Sloane Street, Knightsbridge store seems so inviting. We feature objects that have caught our eye.We hope you Enjoy & have a perfect day.  A portrait of a ballerina by Beltran. Prague by Mitro. Floating Fishe mobiles above the Venice Grand Canal,  by Anna Paola Cibin. Prada Spring 2014 windows in Knightsbridge Sloane Street. Tom Ford sequins glitter & Victoria’s Secret au Moulin Rouge. Elegant Ladies wristwatch by Audemars Piguet.  Sparkling rings by Bucellati.

 

 

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Gstaad

The Festive season in images from 2013. From Gstaad Alpina, in snowy white Switzerland. Claridges London  Christmas tree. Harvey Nichols flashing pop star windows in London. Admiring Basilica in Venice. Wishing for Chiparus Art Deco Vested Dancer from Hickmet Fine Arts.Puss in Opera Arcade.  Views of Bruges ice rink at Christmas. Dreamy modern Chanel, or the new Jaguar motor car. Sexy,one shoulder  black sequin top from vintage Yves Saint Laurent & Dramatic black feather & velvet crown for sensational  finale in Black from Louis Vuitton.

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