Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bulgari Octo Bi-Retro Brazil Limited Edition

With FIFA World Cup in full flow in Brazil, luxury brands are tripping each other to offer special editions to celebrate the event and its host. Bulgari, the LVMH owned Italian jewelry and watchmaker is the latest to release luxury World Cup memorabilia. Their contribution is a Brazil-centric version of the Octo Bi-Retro, with dial dressed in Brazilian flag colors of blue, yellow and green. The Octo Bi-Retro Brazil is available in a limited edition of just 50 pieces.

The Octo Bi-Retro Brazil dial features three different colors that are methodically hand-crafted using complex champlevé technique. Functions include jumping hours located at 12 o’clock, retrograde minutes and a date sub dial at 6 o’clock. Its in-house made mechanical self-winding Caliber GG7722 movement comes with a 45-hour power reserve and water resistance up to 330 ft.
Housed in an octagonal 43 mm brushed and polished stainless case with ceramic and rhodium inserts, the sporty Octo Bi-Retro Brazil comes fitted with a rubber strap secured by a steel folding clasp. Pricing on request.

Versus Versace By Superga – A Colorful Summer Sneaker

Sneakers nowadays are designed to make big fashion statements. This summer’s collections have come in various shapes with unexpected prints such as the Star Wars collection from Van’s and the Simpsons Chuck Taylors from Converse. Latest brand to come up with a brightly colored fashionable sneaker collection is Versace. As announced by the fashion house, the Versus Versace by Superga collection is a collaboration between Versus Versace and the Italian sneaker company Superga.

The laced up sneaker is a special edition of Superga 2750 model. Print designs borrowed from Versus Versace’s Fall 2014 collection are printed across canvas in a mix of bold and colorful patterns including the Versace logo. Each shoe in a pair has a different miss matched print making each pair a unique piece of art. Finished with a cotton upper and natural rubber sole, the shoes come in a collectible box. In the UK a pair retails for £99 (around $170). The Versus Versace by Superga is available online and in selected Versus and Superga stores.

Louis Vuitton Designs Trophy Case for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Louis Vuitton has designed a travelling case for the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy. The luxury brand has revealed that its monogrammed case, commisioned by FIFA and especially designed to carry the solid-gold World Cup trophy, will make its second appearance at this year’s hotly anticipated final.

Made from 18-carat gold, malachite and brass hardware, the case features the fashion house’s iconic monogrammed pattern. It also opens from the front and at the top to allow the trophy to be easily removed when, at the final game on July 13, it will be presented to the captain of the winning team.

The trophy will be presented by Brazil’s most famous and sexiest export: supermodel Gisele Bündchen.
French fashion house also created the traveling case for the 2010 world cup trophy, which was awarded to Spain in South Africa.

Charles Heidsieck Re-released Limited Number of the Blanc des Millénaires 1985

From the very start, the wines of Charles Heidsieck managed to seduce the royal courts of Europe. Today, the House’s wines are awarded the highest accolades by professional juries across the world. To mark the special occassion – Thierry Roset’s 25th anniversary as Chef de Cave, celebrated Champagne house has re-released a limited number of one of its finest creations – the Blanc des Millénaires 1985. Very rare Champagne, available exclusively at Harrods is blend of five of the most renowned Chardonnay crus from the Côtes des Blancs region which rested in the house’s two thousand-year-old Roman chalk cellars for almost thirty years.

This extremely rare Blanc des Millénaires 1985 is the embodiment of Roset’s expertise. Exuding notes of fig and tobacco, combined with hints of truffle and honey, this palatable Champagne boasts the structure, finesse and intensity to further develop and mature, only getting better with time.

Each bottle is elegantly dressed in new packaging and presented in individually-numbered gift boxes, so is the ultimate gift for Champagne connoisseurs and collectors. Priced at £395 ($673), this special limited edition Champagne is available to purchase exclusively at The Wine & Spirits Room on Harrods’ Lower Ground Floor.

All New Louis Vuitton Epi Marly

Most of recently released new or updated Louis Vuitton handbags are either made from soft leather or Damier canvas. That all has now changed with the release of new Marly bag made from refined grained Epi cowhide leather. Marly is made for women who favor one bag for everyday and business use. A sophisticated bag it looks professional, elegant and practical at the same time. Marly MM measuring at 16.1” x 14.2” x 6.7” offers plenty of room carry to everything from work documents to personal items.

The Marly can be expanded for extra room by unbuttoning its side gussets. Its exteriors feature Palladium finished brass hardware, toron handles and a removable leather shoulder strap. Inside there are three compartments including a zipped compartment in the center. Micro lined interiors also comes with a double smartphone pockets. Marly MM is available in colors Dune and Fuchsia, and retails for $2,810.
A smaller BB version in three bright colors Coquelicot, Figue and Pistache is also available. It measures 13.4” x 10.6” x 5.1” and retails for $2,350.

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