Filed under: Fashion | Tags: 2013, Designer, fashion week, Moscow, paris, Russian, Valentin Yudashkin
One of Russia’s most respected fashion designers and the only Russian designer to be honoured with membership in the Syndicate of High Fashion in Paris (which gave his works the official status of Haute Couture), Valentin Yudashkin was my mother’s favourite and the very first designer I ever heard of back in the Soviet era. Recently I came across these two wonderful Spring/Summer 2013 dresses while browsing Pinterest and decided to check out what Yudashkin has been up to..
Looking back, I remember Yudashkin came out to prominence during the 80s as he was dressing Raisa Gorbacheva – USSR’s first lady. In mid-90s he dressed Russia’s Olympic team, later he designed the uniforms for Aeroflot and finally created 85 designs to dress all branches of the Russian Military.
Yudashkin loves all things Russian – the national dress and colors, history, culture and great personalities. He uses his collections to express that love and to show the world the vast and unexplored richness of his native country. The trademark of his clothes is delicate and luxurious embroidery with beads, pearls and rhinestones. His Fall 2013-14 collection mesmerised me with the nostalgic winter colours: shades of whites, grey and silver – and made me think of my fondest childhood memory - The Snow Queen fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Filed under: Haute Vehicles, What's Haute? | Tags: Concept Car, Electric, F1, Renault, Sport, Twizy
Meet the Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept – a tiny electric car with a diamond-shaped passenger cell for two and a dual motor. The dual motor system allows the driver to use the KERS option. When the KERS is activated – Twizy’s power output climbs instantly from 17 to 97 horsepower (72 kW). This boost is available for approximately 14 seconds, just as it is in the case of a Formula 1 car.
A tall, narrow take on an F1 car’s rear wing juts off of the back of the Twizy’s passenger cell, which does without the standard model’s optional side doors. An F1-style rain light sits low in the rear bumper, and all of the exterior lighting now uses LEDs. Renault Sport even fitted a pair of side mirrors from a single-seat race car and an F1-inspired steering wheel. Renault claims the Twizy’s unique proportions and the F1 body kit give the concept “the appearance of a beast that is about to pounce yet which is still fun to drive.”
Renault’s Sport F1 president Jean-Michel Jalinier summed this concept up best: “I’m not sure we’ll be seeing many of these on our roads, but it does show that the same principles we see on the race track can be filtered down to the road legal range – this is just the evil elder brother!”
While the Twizy Renault Sport F1 does look kind of odd, this new concept may bridge the gap between practicality and performance for a future generations of EV cars.
Filed under: Events, Fashion | Tags: Anthony Vaccarello, Black, Burberry, Cara Delevingne, Celebrity, Couture, Doutzen Kroes, Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Joan Smalls, Met Gala, Michael Kors, Miranda Kerr, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Dobrev, Rihanna, Sienna Miller, Theyskens' Theory
It was an unusual choice for the theme as the star attendees were asked to ‘Punk-It-Up’ for this year’s Met Gala. Not the most original, but definitely appropriate was the colour BLACK. We chose Top Ten red carpet looks of the stars who embraced the dramatic motif. Topping our list is Nina Dobrev rocking laced pants under the chiffon skirt with the leather trim. As for the rest – be your own judge!
Chopard was founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard when he was only 24. Today, the brand is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of its most coveted timepieces with a new model and customization options. The Happy Sport collection, as the name implies, is designed to be elegant, sporty and playful.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first model in the collection, Chopard is releasing a women’s version of the model, called the Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The new model will be available in eight different variations priced from $8,100 to $41,240. An open sapphire crystal back is exquisitely feminine and allows the wearer to see the watch’s self-winding movement.
Recently unveiled at the Baselworld, the Happy Sport Medium Automatic has a 36-mm case available in either stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold. The timepiece includes a silver-tone dial, seven moving diamonds and an alligator strap. Customers can personalise their own Happy Sport watch online, choosing the material, gems, strap, diamond charms and even engravements to add to their timepiece.
Filed under: Haute TV | Tags: Drive, Monaco, monaco telecom, Monte Carlo, principality, Telecom, Tourism, Video, Visit
A little while ago we featured a concept yacht called ‘Streets of Monaco’ and since then we have had multiple enquiries to post more information about the beautiful Principality particularly leading up to Monaco Grand Prix. So we found a solution – a simple yet cool video from Monaco Telecom. You cannot get any better idea about driving around Monte-Carlo than this. Enjoy!
Filed under: Events, Travel & Accommodation | Tags: 2013, Amber Lounge, Formula 1, Hospitality, kim kardashian, Luxury Yacht, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, port hercule, Race Viewing, Trackside Yacht
The Monaco Grand Prix is known world-wide as one of the most prestigious races on the F1 GP list. Unlike any other, this high-octane weekend is attended by the rich, beautiful and famous – it is a must on the social calendar.
With the start and finish lines along Port Hercule, multi-million dollar super yachts line the track, which for a privileged few; offer the very best views in the heart of the action.
Trying to secure a place on-board one of these luxury vessels comes at an elevated price and provides a privileged experience worth bragging to your friends about.
One which clearly stands out from the rest is The Amber Lounge Yacht. This new luxury 30.23m Benetti is unlike any other at the Monaco Grand Prix. Renowned for its privileged trackside mooring on the famous Tabac Corner with superb race viewing, it plays host to Hollywood names, actors, singers, sporting personalities, international models and socialites.
The Amber Lounge Yacht was created by Sonia Irvine (sister of ex-Ferrari racing driver Eddie Irvine) with the intention of providing an exclusive race viewing option where like-minded people come together to enjoy this incredible weekend, network and relax in a spectacular setting.
For those who revel in brushing shoulders with the stars of Formula 1, the Amber Lounge VIP Yacht is without doubt the only place to spend the weekend. Driver appearances on-board allow guests to meet the drivers in a relaxed atmosphere where conversation flows freely and openly.
Guests will enjoy the race in comfort with superior service and sublime catering prepared by their private chef, complimented by an open bar of the finest champagnes.
The location is perfect, the company is superb, the experience is privileged, the yacht is stunning and the action is right at your feet.
Previous guests include: Jennifer Lawrence, Esther Canadas, Rachel Hunter, Pete Tong, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, Vanessa Hudgens, Labrinth, Grandmaster Flash, Taio Cruz, Dwight Freeney, Gareth Bale, Matthew Williamson, Nicholas Hoult, Emile Heskey among many others.
Previous F1 driver appearances include: David Coulthard, Eddie Irvine, Heikki Kovalainen, Paul di Resta, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Bruno Senna, Vitantonio Luizzi, Giancarlo Fisichella.
The Amber Lounge VIP Yacht package is available at 3,950 euros per person and includes:
- Saturday & Sunday Race Viewing
- F1 Driver Appearances, Exclusive Interviews & Autograph Signing
- Trackside Mooring, Interior HDTV & Exterior Giant TV viewing
- Private Tender Transfers
- Continental Breakfast
- Gourmet Buffet Lunch
- Afternoon Tea
- Open Bar
- VIP Gift Bags with signed driver merchandise
Filed under: Travel & Accommodation | Tags: Belize, Best Island, Holiday Destination, liza, Santorini, Top Islands 2013, Travel
Planning a romantic getaway this year? Here are the Top 10 Islands for 2013: