Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa opens this Summer after a decade long restoration. Owned by Bianca Sharma, the 20 ocean-view rooms retained its original vaulted ceilings. the heated tepidarium located at the heart of its four-level spa, where Santa Maria Novella–designed pomegranate foot baths, aromatic powder scrubs and warm iris oil massages. The gardens include bougainvillea, jasmine, mint, and rose—created by the same landscape architect who tends to the Vatican’s Papal Gardens. Princess Charlene of Monaco was among the first guests of the location.
I just fell in love with Valentino’s Fall 2012 Couture Collection. The collection was all about simple color and shape. Couture is all about the perfect shape and these creations are just beautiful. The idea is that with simple color and shape one will stand out amongst all others. What do you think?
I am predicting that Valentino’s Blue and Red will be “THE” colors of Fall 2012.
Yayoi Kusama’s Dots Infinity collection
Yayoi Kusama’s Dots Infinity collection is a collaboration with Marc Jacobs that will be shown at Printemps Haussmann department store in Paris. The exclusive pop-up store includes ready-to-wear and accessories decked in red and black polka dots, celebrating Yayoi Kusama‘s famous works and her biomorphinc sculptures.
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton pop-up store
At Printemps Haussmann: August 23 until October 21, 2012
The recent Christie’s Auction of The Daphne Guinness Collection Sold £476,800 / $744,285 / €595,523 June 27th, 2012. The money went to Benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation. The amount was a new world record for photographer Mario Testino, and designers Alexander McQueen, and Christian Lacroix at auction.
The great Daphne Guinness (know for her personal style) auctioned of parts of her extravagant wardrobe as a homage to her friend Isabella Blow who died in 2007. Daphne, a fashion muse in her own right, has already been the subject of an xhibition at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and guest star in a window installation in Barneys New York.
The auction included pieces by designers like Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, and Givenchy (in a size UK 8/US 6) and a selection of exclusive portraits signed by some of the biggest names in photography.
Portrait of Daphne Guinness by Mario Testino
Coming from a family of jewelry collecting, Brooke Gregson, has put her gemology expertise to the test in her new line of sliced diamond rings. The diamond rings are set in yellow gold settings with smaller white diamonds set around them. The color that the sliced diamond give is unique and beautiful. The sliced diamonds are from a area with high density carbon and the slice includes the raw stone within it.
Available at White Bird’s in Paris.