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Met Gala 2015: The Best Dressed
May 11, 2015, 6:39 pm
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The Met Gala has a theme every year and this year it was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’, which means Chinese-inspired gowns and outfits… one would think. Surprisingly, Rihanna was the ONLY guest to wear a gown by a Chinese designer and that smart (but kind of obvious) choice secured her a Vogue cover. Queen Bey turned heads in a sheer jaw-dropping gown that left little to the imagination, but had nothing to do with the actual theme. Another headliner was Kim Kardashian West in a sheer feature-trimmed dress what

Red was another hit on the night as it symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture. Scroll down to see our selection of best Haute Red outfits of the night.

We applaud the celebs who supported the theme — after all, the ball is intended to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit at the Met museum.



Rihanna was the night’s biggest risk taker in a bright-yellow ball gown by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei featuring a dramatic train-cape and opulent fur detailing, plus Cartier jewels and triple T-strap Christian Louboutin stilettos called Toerless Muse that aren’t even on the market yet.


Beyonce bared it all in a silk tulle illusion Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci number, strategically embroidered with multicolored crystals and stones, paired with Givenchy suede heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.


Kim Kardashian in a sheer, sparkley, trimmed with feathers Roberto Cavalli (by Peter Dundas) gown paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.



Jessica Hart rose to the occasion, stepping out at the annual fashion ball in a ravishing deep red Chinoiserie-style velvet Valentino dress accessorised with Sutra red ruby fan earrings and a Carrera Y Carrera gold dome ring and dragon bracelet.


Rita Ora wore a Chinese-inspired red georgette and satin evening gown, paired with velvet sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and a plum clutch with tassels.


Jennifer Lopez brought her signature brand of sexy, wearing one of the most revealing gowns she’s worn in recent memory, designed by Atelier Versace.


Gigi Hadid kept no secrets in a plunging, slitted Diane von Furstenberg red dress, matching heels, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.


Karolina Kurkova put her gorgeous gams on display in a Chinese-inspired Tommy Hilfiger minidress with a keyhole cutout at the bodice. She completed the piece with the custom-made Giuseppe Zanotti “Venere” stiletto sandal in red satin with gold snake detailing.


Amal Alamuddin Clooney was red-hot in a ruffled, multimedia John Galliano dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. She modeled retro curls, pushed over one shoulder, and a crimson statement lip.


Adriana Lima debuted bangs in a red Marc Jacobs dress with a falling starburst design. Clutch: Judith Leiber black crystal minaudière.


Sienna Miller gave us scarlet fever in a two-piece Thakoon number, accented with Jacob & Co. jewelry, Rauwolf bag and Christian Louboutin heels.


The Sports Illustrated cover girl, Hannah Davis, showcased her amazing figure in a strawberry J. Mendel dress with red sandals, tassel earrings, and a golden clutch.



Kate Hudson made her big entrance in a Michael Kors gown.


Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel, lived up to her bombshell reputation in a plunging lace Michael Kors dress, which she teamed with a tan clutch and more than 30 carats worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.


Kate Beckinsale flaunted her hips in a custom, golden DVF dress, teamed with fringed earrings and a gold ring by Carrera y Carrera.


Anne Hathaway celebrated the holiday in a molten Ralph Lauren dress (tailored to perfection!), complete with a draped hood. She also rocked Repossi earcuffs.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley flaunted her bombshell physique in a swirling, molten Atelier Versace dress with an up-to-there slit.



Emily Blunt was the picture of refinement in a steel blue Prada dress, complete with a keyhole neckline and embellished with crystal and glass pieces. She finished the design with a navy clutch by the Italian fashion house.


Wendi Murdoch in an Oscar de la Renta dress, Cindy Chao jewelry and Kotur bag


Joan Smalls blazed in a semi-sheer purple lace Roberto Cavalli dress, complemented with Chopard diamonds.


Irina Shayk worked what her mama gave her in a peekaboo, lavender-hued Atelier Versace silk gown, embroidered with flowers throughout the bodice.

Aston Martin Powerboat
May 1, 2015, 11:56 pm
Filed under: Haute Vehicles, What's Haute?

Aston Martin is famous for its precise and meticulous attention to detail in its luxury cars and now the brand is ready for the open waters…

Haute Today Aston Martin Speedboat

The luxury car manufacturer has designed their first 37-feet long powerboat, appropriately named AM37, conjunction with Mulder Design and Quintessence Yachts.

Haute Today Aston Martin Speedboat 3

The leisure craft, boasting sculpted wood and hand-stitched leather, promises performance in a true Aston Martin style. The interior will feature a high-definition touch screen that can be worked with buttons, remote control, or even voice commands!

Haute Today Aston Martin Speedboat 2

And although the first working prototype is yet to be built, the AM37 will have its on-water debut during the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Quintessence Yachts confirmed.

Monaco International Clubbing Show 2014
November 10, 2014, 1:20 pm
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Monaco International Clubbing Show, the first event dedicated to the nightlife and entertainment industry, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 12-14 November at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. For those who are planning to attend, take a look at this year’s impressive programme:

The official NRJ DJ awards after party, honouring the best French and International DJs of the year.

SoonNight is first French online nightlife community portal and this year is a main partner of the MICS. SoonNight will be celebrating their anniversary at MICS CLUB with two amazing artists Joachim Garraud known for his successful collaborations with the likes of David Guetta, Kylie Minogue and Cassius, and  Sébastien Benett , the creator of «House From Ibiza» podcast.

French/Moroccan hip-hop DJ Cut Killer and Miami-based hip-hip DJ Sub Zero will set the house on fire, definitely an event not to be missed.

Cocoricó, a nightclub in Riccione, known for its innovation and high end production, will present a brand new “club-in-a-club” concept, the Titilla Experience, featuring Bartolomeo, Asal and Marco Fimp.

One Ocean: the newest Luxury Lifestyle Club to hit Europe
September 25, 2014, 7:11 pm
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As connoisseurs of fine taste, Haute Today is delighted to present the latest luxury lifestyle club to hit Europe – One Ocean Club!


One Ocean is an expertly curated collection of six star services, destinations, and super yacht marinas in some of the world’s most iconic locations. Their inaugural destination will launch in November 2014 in Barcelona, one of Spain’s most luxurious and visited cities.

The first One Ocean Club venue will offer a discrete alternative to rival the best of the Catalan capital’s 22 Michelin star restaurants. The club will feature dining from the world’s best chefs, including French haute chef, Georges Blanc, and Basque favorite, Llorenc Valls.


The One Ocean Club will be an exclusive members only club, available to yacht owners, their guests, captains, crews, and elite residents and business owners from the area, and will serve as one of the pinnacle lifestyle spots on the Spanish cultural scene.


Stay tuned to this space for more updates on this stunning new development!

Discover the best clubs in Cote d’Azur with Clubmapp

Monaco has produced numerous outstanding entrepreneurs, however, a new Monaco-based clubbing application has taken innovation by engaging lifestyle and nightlife to unparalleled new levels.

Bob Sinclair and Princess Charlene of Monaco at Jimmy'z, Monte-Carlo

Bob Sinclair and Princess Charlene of Monaco at Jimmy’z, Monte-Carlo

Starting as a simple idea from a group of passionate party-goers who wanted to add an extra spice to their clubbing experience, Clubmapp is fast emerging to become the favoured nightlife and chatting application for people all around the world, from the billionaire heirs of Monaco to the larger-than-life electro heads of Berlin.Clubmapp aims to provide clubbers with that extra kick- that extra olive in their martini, that extra sizzle in your Vodka Tonic – to upgrade their nightlife.

P. Diddy and Cassie at Gotha, Cannes.

P. Diddy and Cassie at Gotha, Cannes.

While still in development stages, once officially launched in App stores worldwide, the newest version of Clubmapp will be the first social media application to incorporate elements of nightlife, chatting, and photo sharing on one interactive application, possessing the latest information and news from clubs all around the world, enabling a network of passionate partygoers to connect with other clubbers. The unique app will locate for users the hottest and most exclusive clubs in their surrounding area. Registered users of the application can use Clubmapp’s built-in chat function to find other clubbers, flirt, and make new friends- in every location- elevating their nightlife experience to extraordinary new heights.

Paris and Nicky Hilton at Le Caves du Roy, St. Tropez

Paris and Nicky Hilton at Le Caves du Roy, St. Tropez

Clubmapp users will also be able to add their own content, including photos, the length of the queue outside the club, and the general atmosphere inside the club. Users can also indicate their drink, music, and nightlife preferences on their profile.

Timati at Baoli Cannes

Timati at Baoli, Cannes

We are so excited to be supporting a new lifestyle brand run by a group of passionate, young, and aspirational individuals!

For more information, visit: www.clubmapp.com

by Krisda Krisralam

Hottest Celebrity Spot during the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix

After over a decade at the front of the grid, Amber Lounge is fine-tuning the definitive F1 experience with the launch of a brand new concept in 2014 – U*NITE, bringing together the Amber Lounge Charity Auction, Amber Lounge Fashion, Amber Lounge Dining and the Amber Lounge Club into one glamorous night!


With one all-inclusive ticket, guests can dine on an exclusively designed menu, sit front row at the fashion show, set to be creatively spearheaded by luxe swimwear design team Odabash & Macdonald and British designer Apsley Tailors, and dance until dawn alongside a buzzing crowd of celebrities and F1 drivers.


From the 17-20 April 2014, Amber Lounge, the ORIGINAL F1 After Party to the stars, will also present an all-new, intimate lounge concept at Top Marques Monaco, the most exclusive supercar show in the world, exclusively for VIP and exceptional supercar and Amber Lounge clientele.


Amidst the display of the world’s most expensive, innovative, and extraordinarily crafted supercars in Monte Carlo’s famed Grimaldi forum, an intimate Amber Lounge space – a seductive preview of what’s to come for the grand Amber Lounge event in May – will be set up for important Top Marques guests to connect with manufacturers and designers of the world’s most prized and revered automobiles.

This year’s Amber Lounge extravaganza is set to be the biggest yet! Spaces are limited so don’t forget to get your ticket to this year’s event at www.amber-lounge.com

by Krisda Krisralam

Monaco Yacht Show 2014 to feature 118 Superyachts
February 27, 2014, 8:50 am
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This year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s largest showcase of super and megayachts afloat, will be the biggest ever with expanded exhibition area and berthing for 118 superyachts.

The demand for space at MYS has always been a challenge for more than ten years,” said Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show, “The improving global economy and expanding demand in developing economies for exclusive products and services like what can offer the superyachting industry was full of meaning for us and for Monaco also. Jointly with the Monaco Governement, the MYS has achieved to extend the footprint in 2014, which will enable to welcome the jewel of international superyachting to Monaco, world capital of yachting”.

The MYS floating area has been extended to the port entrance in front of the new Monaco Yacht Club and Quai Rainier 1er Grand Amiral de France, opening space for 118 yachts up to 120 metres for an average length over 50 metres. The exhibition area is also wider, with around 400 additional square metres for stands.

This annual, one-of-a-kind event attracts industry leaders and billionaires from around the world to catch up on the latest trends in the superyacht industry and acquire these Jewels of the Seas in the glamorous setting of the Principality of Monaco.