This week in Luxpresso : Cosmetics, pinstripes, restaurants, pens, watches, fashion, summer cocktails and more.


From Bobbi Brown’s lipstick to Montegrappa’s new pen collection to Montblanc going digital to restaurants in Delhi to fashion to cocktails to beat the summer heat we bring you the world in this post.


Bobby Brown’s Art Stick Liquid Lip Range
As part of its latest spring summer launch, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has unveiled the Art Stick Liquid Lip range. The collection is a revamped version of the brand’s Art Sticks and is a tube filled with highly-pigmented liquid lip colour. Once applied, the liquid gives lips a moisturised feel and a semi-matte look.
These art sticks come in a total of 16 shades like red, nude, pink, and plum. To use it, one has to gently squeeze and swipe the tube across one’s lips like any other lip colour.
The collection is now available at Bobbi Brown stores in Mumbai and Delhi.


Koovs collaborates with Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel
The Indo-Brit shopping website Koovs has collaborated with Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel for a fashion collection. Titled The Princess, this range is defined by bold prints on vibrant fabrics. The collection, inspired by British socialite & Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa Middleton’s much-awaited wedding, features off-the-shoulder ruffles, halter necks, ‘Kiss Me’ prints, and more.

Helayel is one of Kate Middleton’s favourite designers, and her creations have been worn by A-listers like Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Ellie Goulding, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightly.
The Princess collection will be available from May 2017 onwards on Koovs.com.


Montegrappa’s Game of Thrones Pen Collection
Montegrappa, the Italian pen and accessories brand, has collaborated with HBO to introduce a series of writing instruments inspired by the channel’s popular series, Game of Thrones (GOT). It takes inspiration from the four main families in it—Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, and Targaryen.
The entire four-pen collection is available in fountain pen, rollerball, and ballpoint versions. They feature colourfully-lacquered barrels and caps. The pens have ‘Game of Thrones’ engraved on the cap ring, and the nibs are made using stainless steel. These nibs are furthered enhanced with an engraving of a sword. A collector’s item, each GOT pen is designed to suit the clan it represents, with the use of colours, symbols, and emblem.
Each pen in the Montegrappa Game of Thrones collection comes in a large double box covered with emblems relevant to the clan the pen represents.


Montblanc jumps on the digital bandwagon
After its global launch in London on 16th March 2017, Montblanc has launched its first-ever smartwatch collection in India last week. The launch took place on Friday (17th March 2017) at the brand’s flagship boutique in Mumbai’s Palladium Mall.
Titled Montblanc Summit, the watches come in a 46mm case created using four material and style options like a black PVD-coated stainless steel, dual colour stainless steel with black PVD-coated stainless steel bezel, a stainless steel case with satin finish, and a grade-5 titanium case with a satin finish. Each timepiece in this collection features a hands-free boarding program, navigation, office assistant, language translator, activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and Google assistant.
The Montblanc Summit is available on Montblanc.com.

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Delhi’s pride
As soon as you go through the glass door of PDA (short for PCO-Diva Agenzia, a joint venture between Rakshay Dhariwal of PCO fame and superchef Ritu Dalmia), you see a red-and-pink equality sign on the wall on your right. Looking out from the glass front of the bar, the words ‘we celebrate love’ are painted outside, with ‘love’ done in rainbow hues. This is the only overt indication any customer has that PDA, situated on the ground floor of GK1’s legendary Diva restaurant, is an openly LGBTQ-friendly bar.
But in a deeper sense, the very fact that an upscale bar in a market that attracts mostly a family crowd, is revolutionary. The very subtlety of PDA’s allegiance to sexual equality makes it a success; it’s easy to imagine that a more brash outing could have backfired. The message is: you don’t need to be gay to go into PDA, but if you are, nothing changes. Everyone is equal in love.


Cocktails to beat the summer heat
Whether you’re hosting a party or just need something to beat the heat, summer is never complete without a fresh, icy drink. While mixing up classic cocktails is always a good option, this season, think beyond and experiment with something new.
Here are some must-try cocktails!
Peach Tea Ice Cream Floats, Rose Sorbet, Fresh Watermelon Sangria, Chilli Lime Mango Margarita, Iced Tea Sangria, Mojito Slushies just to name a few.


The Pinstripe Mania
Once reserved for formal wear, today the pinstripes pattern is making an appearance on fashion runways—re-establishing itself as an everyday wear. The pattern was not only a fall must-have but has also made its way to spring fashion with designers like Victoria Beckham and Roberto Cavalli (to name a few). Not only that, pinstripes were also a major trend at the recently-held Amazon India Fashion Week in Delhi.

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