From bags to art auctions to yachts to perfume inspired cocktails to a fancy Tuscan villa we bring you the week that was at Luxpresso
Iconic Indian artworks to be auctioned at Sotheby’s South Asian Exhibition
Sotheby’s anticipated London auction of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art will be held on 18th October, 2016; and to celebrate it, the auction house has brought in key Indian pieces to the country for an exclusive glimpse.
To be displayed at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel between 3rd and 4th September, 2016, the exhibit will feature artworks by artists like Vasudeo S Gaitonde, Francis Newton Souza, JagdishSwaminathan, Magbool Fida Husain, Ganesh Pyne, Jehangir Sabavala and a few more.
Inside Arizona’s elegant Tuscan getaway
Listed for $12.45 million with Concierge Auctions, this Tuscan retreat, named Casa di Buona Fortuna celebrates vintage architecture blended with modern amenities. A vacation home built for a millionaire and his family, in the outskirts of Prescott, Arizona, it demonstrates sheer elegance offering carefully curated amenities and services.
Raise a toast with Hotel Café Royal’s unique Botanical Cocktails inspired by Givenchy Parfums
Drawing inspiration from the fine fragrances that are part of the L’Atelier de Givenchy collection, renowned Hotel Café Royal, London has introduced 10 new botanical cocktails. Served at the hotel’s vibrant Green Bar, the cocktails are created to marry the world of scents and flavours, and celebrate Givenchy’s in-house perfumery by using the brand’s perfume notes and ingredients in these floral concoctions.
Created by bar manager Derren King, the cocktails range from fresh, floral and summery concoctions, to headier, full-bodied cocktails, all complemented by a distinct selection of garnishes and glassware. Nothing new for the bar, as the watering hole is known for its class-apart contribution to molecular mixology; they carefully craft cocktails using botanical ingredients to celebrate the individual character of each gin listed on its menu.
To take the idea of tasting these floral fragrant notes further, the bar will also offer special Givenchy perfume buttons along with the cocktails.
Globetrot to Paris with Christian Louboutin’s New Capsule Collection
Featuring the Eiffel Tower on its shoes and River Siene on its bags, Christian Louboutin recently rolled out a stunning capsule line inspired by the vintage cityscapes of Paris. Transporting you to the European city, the entire Plan de Paris collection by the brand flaunts the map of Paris.
The new capsule collection, created in Louvre, stands testimony to designer Christian Louboutin’s love for his birthplace. Celebrating his famous quote, ‘I am not French, I am Parisian – 1000%’, the collection, presented in calfskin and gleaming specchio leather, includes shoes, handbags and small leather goods for both men and women.
The Plan de Paris collection also features some of Louboutin’s iconic signature products like the Pigalle Follies 100, Décolleté 554 heels and the reinvented version of the Paloma tote bag for women. For men, the designer opted to recreate two of his much-loved styles—namely the Louis and Bip Bip sneaker styles and Bip Bip Orlato Spikes featuring prints of the Parisian map.
Wider 150 Genesi Superyacht- A billionaire’s ride
Wider has always believed in creating breakthrough designs and providing updated technology to its water vehicles. Keeping in line with this philosophy, the brand has introduced the Wider 150 Genesi superyacht.
A project that started in November last year, it has finally taken shape now in the form of one of the most covetable yachts in the world. With spectacular performance, designer interiors and an elegant exterior look, this vehicle is just perfect for a billionaire party.
Stunning artworks from Anya Hindmarch’s private curation for Sotheby’s
Adding a new ‘to-do’ to her schedule, British designer Anya Hindmarch has guest curated a stunning line up of artworks for Sotheby’s upcoming ‘Contemporary Curated’ London sale. Slated to take place on September 20, 2016, the auction features Anya’s favourite artists like Keith Haring, Marc Quinn and more.
The fashion designer who also is the trade ambassador of the Royal Academy of Arts and the Design Museum in London has handpicked a selection of 135 pieces, which features a wide range of artworks from both established and emerging artists.
Dior’s new Runway bag celebrates French Savoir Faire
Celebrating Parisian savoir-faire, the new rectangular Dior carrier is accessorised by the brand’s iconic four letter charms along with the signature carnage motif on its quilted versions.
The Runway bag, first spotted at Dior’s ready-to-wear autumn winter ’16 show, earlier this year, complemented almost every piece presented on the ramp. Three versions of the Runway bag in ostrich skin, snake skin and quilted leather were created under the guidance of the in-house head designers. Some adorned with beaded tassels and sequins, and others embellished with 3D floral motifs, they add volume to Dior’s archetypical rectangular silhouette. Featuring both short and wide straps, the bag is versatile enough to be sported as a sling or as an arm candy.
Dior’s craftsmanship celebrates traditional French techniques of bag making. From manually constructed handles to assembling the bag around the wooden form, the Runway bag is an artistic creation tweaked with modern day elements.