Laurent Ferrier celebrates the return of travel with its Série Atelier ‘Classic Traveller’ in Magnetic-Green

Swiss Maison Laurent Ferrier has just debuted its No.3 from its ‘Série Atelier’ collection in the form of a Classic Traveller with dual time zones characterised by a polished titanium case framing a sunburst magnetic-green dial.

Manufactured in a limited edition of just 15 pieces, the new Classic Traveller Magnetic Green ‘Série Atelier’ is the third of this series produced in very limited quantities and sold exclusively on the brand’s website. It follows the Classic Origin Green, which was launched in 2020 and the blue and orange version of the École Annual Calendar of 2021. 

The watch comes in a 41 mm Grade 5 titanium case offering the softness, domes and curves typical of the ‘pebble-shaped’ cases created by Laurent Ferrier from the very beginning. Its sides, bezel and lugs are perfectly polished offering the same shine of white gold but with the advantage of being four times lighter.

The magnetic-green dial has multiple faces depending on how the light hits the surface thanks to its special finish with a central sunburst surrounded by a soft circular satin-finish. The bevelled dual time-zone aperture at 9 o’clock is visually balanced by the date window at 3 o’clock.

At 6 o’clock, the small seconds are set back from the thickness of the dial. The transferred Arabic numerals in slate grey are set inside an elaborate grid where the track and ten-second sections are marked on a barely perceptible snailed surface. The 18ct white gold drop-shaped applied hour-markers and the hour and minute hands, with their shape resembling the Assegai spears, complete the dial. 

The GMT function is very easy to use. The hour hand located in the centre represents the Local Time. It can be adjusted when travelling across time zones by means of the corrector push-buttons, which cause the hand to jump from hour to hour depending on the distance travelled, forwards or backwards. The time displayed in the window at 9 o’clock is the Home Time. It remains constant regardless of travel and is therefore controlled directly by the crown. 

The manufacture LF230.02 calibre can be appreciated through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Beating at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), this self-winding movement featuring micro-rotor and natural escapement offers a power reserve of 80 hours. 

Its finishes are in line with the highest Haute Horlogerie standards and include the finely circular-grained mainplate, the hand-bevelled bridges decorated with a horizontal rhodium-plated satin finish, the mirror-polished openwork anchor bridge revealing hand-crafted interior angles, the mirror-polished and hand-bevelled rotor bridge, and the bevelled and guilloché rotor.

Matched to a forest-green nubuck strap with Grade 5 titanium buckle, the Laurent Ferrier ‘Série Atelier’ Classic Traveller Magnetic Green (ref. LCF007.T1.V8G) is listed at CHF 62,000 (excluding tax) and is produced in a limited edition of 15 pieces available exclusively at Laurent Ferrier. 

For more information, come into the beautiful and timeless world of Laurent Ferrier.

You can shop Dior’s Birkenstock Collaboration Now

After unveiling the collaboration at the start of the year, French Maison Dior has now officially released its capsule with Birkenstock. The collection features two signature silhouettes — the Tokio Mule and Milano Sandal — and takes inspiration from Christian Dior’s love of gardening.

Celebrating this influence, the two silhouettes mix functionality and elegance in tribute to the couturier. The mule and sandal also arrive in a variety of finishes, including black nubuck calfskin, grey felted wool and, for the Tokio Mule, a ‘Greige’ nubuck calfskin.

Alongside the Birkenstock collaboration, the French Maison has also released its new CD 1947 capsule. This collection is based on a dialogue between Kim Jones and the legacy of Christian Dior, with this relationship exemplified by a new ‘Christian Dior’ signature combined with ‘1947’ in honor of the first Dior show.

Both the CD 1947 collection and the full Birkenstock collaboration are available now via the Dior web store.

Week Of Luxury Auctions And Exhibitions At Doyle Begins June 18

Collectors, influencers and fans will converge at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the upcoming week of luxury auctions and exhibitions beginning on June 18. This landmark series of events showcases a dazzling array of Louis Vuitton Luggage & Trunks, Jewelry & Fine Watches, Stage & Screen Memorabilia and Photographs.

Doyle is pleased to present this exciting auction showcasing over 100 lots of luxurious trunks, suitcases, bags and other items by the legendary firm Louis Vuitton. Explore the wide range of rare designs spanning the era of the grand trans-Atlantic liners to the modern jet age. And be sure to take a few ‘travel pics’ at the exhibition! 

Photographs | Auction June 21

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson by Robert Mapplethorpe. Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Trace the history of the photographic genre through fine examples spanning early photography to contemporary works. Featured are an important large-scale print by Andreas Gursky and Edward Weston’s Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio, as well as photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Vivian Maier, Robert Mapplethorpe and Karl Struss.

Fine & Important Jewelry | Auction June 23

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Platinum, Gold, Diamond and Citrine ‘Bird on a Rock’ Brooch from the estate of Sandra Gusky Krakoff. Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000

Marvel at the glittering array of diamond and colored stone rings and stylish jewelry by such prestigious makers as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Oscar Heyman and Tiffany & Co. Among the fine watches for ladies and gentlemen are exceptional examples by Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier and Rolex.

Stage & Screen | Auction June 24

Bert Lahr (1895-1967) Photograph inscribed To “Harold’/with much affection/Bert” to Harold Arlen as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Estimate: $8,000 – $12,000

Join fans and collectors around the world vying for original drawings, stage and costume designs, photography, autographs and memorabilia celebrating Film, Theatre, Music and Dance. Highlights include Gershwin and Wizard of Oz memorabilia, original costume drawings by Edith Head, and property from the Estate of Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm.  

Exhibition & Catalogues

The public is invited to the exhibitions on view Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20 from Noon until 5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York City. Interested bidders across the country and around the world can conveniently browse the interactive auction catalogues and place bids online at Doyle.com.

About Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers

Founded in 1962, Doyle is one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of jewelry, art, furniture, decorations, Asian works of art, coins, stamps, rare books and other categories. Headquartered in New York City, Doyle offers auctions throughout the year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle operates a network of regional offices and advisors across the nation, including Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Come into the beautiful world of Doyle.

Pharrell’s Humanrace Ventures Into Suncare

Pharrell Williams is making his first foray into sun care. His product company Humanrace will debut two refillable SPF 30 products, which are both made from mineral-based formulations. The expansion continues Humanrace’s commitment to formulas for all skin types.

This venture has been two years in the making, and with it, Humanrace seeks to tackle the misconception that sunscreen is not necessary for people of color and those with deeper skin tones.

Our Earth’s ozone layer naturally protects us from harmful UV radiation from the sun, but we still need to protect ourselves daily from the UV rays that get through. We believe there is room under the sun for everyone, and we all need to be wearing sunscreen daily.

Pharrell Williams, singer

Developed with the help of Pharrell’s personal dermatologist of 20 years, Dr. Elena Jones, the new line emphasizes that everyone needs to protect themselves from the sun, no matter their skin color.

The myth that dark skin can go without sunscreen originates from the fact that melanin — the substance that produces pigment in the skin, eyes and hair — helps absorb harmful UV rays. Basically: the darker your skin is, the less likely you are to get sunburned. Despite melanin’s protective properties, melanated skin is still susceptible to the effects of sun damage, including dark spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

The biggest misconception is that deeper skin tones don’t need sunscreen, but no matter what color your skin is, all skin tones need a daily sunscreen, rain or shine. I have patients every day asking what they should be doing to care for their skin, the easiest thing to do is start wearing sunscreen daily.

Dr. Elena Jones, dermatologist

Because there’s less awareness surrounding the necessity of sunscreen for dark-skinned people, Black patients are more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer at a later stage, resulting in a worse prognosis. In fact, a study conducted by the CDC showed that the five-year- melanoma survival rate among Black folks was 66.2 percent, compared with 90.1 percent for white people.

The launch consists of Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer and Ozone Body Protection Cream, they work in tandem to protect and hydrate your skin from head to toe. Vegan, fragrance-free, with PA ++++ protection, the Ozone Protection Set is the final step in your routine, rain or shine.

Humanrace Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer

Created for daily use, the Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer leads the charge. A mineral SPF 30 made with effective ingredients for your skin. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and the company’s signature snow mushroom extract and blue light protection for a sheer, white cast free finish for hydrated, protected skin.

Humanrace Ozone Body Protection Cream

Next up is the water-resistant (40 min) Ozone Body Protection Cream, a mineral SPF 30 without the white cast. This formula dual-functions as a hydrating body cream. Squalane, jojoba seed oil and aloe work with our signature snow mushroom extract to hydrate the skin.

Refillable

The new refillable products come in bold orange packaging crafted from 50% post-consumer recycled landfill plastic, and consumers will be able to refill their sun care empties at a discounted price. The body cream and face moisturizer will each retail for $58 and $52, respectively, or consumers can buy the Ozone Protection Set, which includes both products, for $94.

The Humanrace Suncare line will officially launch for U.S. and European consumers on the brand’s website on July 14, they will be available before then exclusively for attendees of the musician’s music festival, ‘Something in the Water’, taking place in Washington, D.C., on Juneteenth weekend, June 17 to 19, and to Humanrace subscribers. 

Considering Pharrell’s shockingly luminous skin, you’ll want to heed his advice: sunscreen, always! Come into the beautiful world of Humanrace.

Kodiak and Zac Efron Partner To Inspire Healthier Eating And Wilder Lives

Kodiak, the fast-growing food brand known for its 100% whole grain and protein-packed breakfast and snacking products, and actor/producer Zac Efron are joining forces to further Kodiak’s brand, growth, and impact on the planet. Zac joins the Kodiak team as its first Chief Brand Officer, with plans to put his unique spin on new product innovations, brand strategy, national brand campaigns, and Kodiak’s giving-back initiatives. He also becomes a shareholder in the company and has joined Kodiak’s Board of Directors.

Zac has been a long-time fan of Kodiak’s products and is eager to bring Kodiak into new territory. He is passionate about inspiring Kodiak’s loyal consumers to explore nature, elevate the food they eat, and give back to worthy causes. He also comes with valuable insights thanks to his globe-trotting exploration of sustainable agricultural practices and life-long focus on wellness and fitness.                    

“We’re really excited to welcome Zac and his valued perspectives to Kodiak”, said Joel Clark, Kodiak’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We’ve all watched Zac build a life of adventure that prioritizes wellness from the inside out, which he attributes in part to his belief in real food, making this collaboration feel so right. His global reach, passion for the outdoors, and focus on balanced nutrition makes him an ideal partner. We are teaming up to influence the future of food and keep America wild for future generations”.

My fast-paced lifestyle requires the right food and a good amount of protein, which is why I love Kodiak’s products. Having the chance to be a part of Kodiak’s team in a much bigger way is super inspiring to me.

 Zac Efron

Zac’s already rolled up his sleeves to work on Kodiak’s new products, campaigns, and conservation efforts that will launch throughout the year.

“It’s awesome to work with Zac,” said Matt Leeds, Partner at L Catterton – the global consumer investment firm which backs Kodiak. “We see a uniquely authentic fit between Zac’s priorities and Kodiak’s principles, and we’re excited to see this collaboration come to life”.

Stay tuned and follow along on social: @zacefron and @KodiakCakes. Come into the beautiful world of Kodiak.

Lush Cosmetics Releases Gay is OK Soap to Support Equality Florida

With the alarming ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law coming into effect in Florida, campaigning company, Lush Cosmetics jumped into action releasing a limited-edition Gay is OK Soap to support Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law limits or prohibits classroom instruction on LGBTQ issues in schools across the state. Lush’s twelve Florida shops from Miami to Destin will participate in the campaign standing in solidarity with LGBTQ youth, their families, and educators across the state who will be harmed by this outrageous law.

The gold and sparkly soap with an important message is now available in Florida stores and online and 100% of the purchase price of the soap (minus the taxes) aims to raise $50,000 for Equality Florida’s defense fund to support those impacted by the new legislation.

“Young LGBTQ people and their families are facing a political onslaught aimed at stigmatizing and erasing them. This toxic climate will make schools less safe for the youth that need our support most. It is vital that the businesses that uplift values of diversity and inclusion speak up at a time when their employees, customers and the broader community are under attack. Each of us is called to the fight to ensure every student is protected and every family is respected”, said Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida.

At Lush, we believe the state has a responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all children and the Don’t Say Gay legislation does just the opposite. At a time when youth need our support the most, they and those that love them are being targeted. We are proud to stand with Equality Florida’s work to support the queer community at this critical and uncertain time. 

Carleen Pickard, Ethical Campaigner, Lush Cosmetics.

In addition to the financial support, Lush is encouraging customers to learn more about Equality Florida, which is part of a lawsuit against the State of Florida in opposition to the Don’t Say Gay law, and their Free To Say Gay campaign.

Lush has a long history of supporting the queer community, including hosting campaigns in support of marriage equality, transgender rights, The Equality Act and more. Through the sale of the Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, Lush North America has been able to donate $2.2M to 115 queer groups working on the frontlines of change. An additional $750,000 has been raised through in-store campaigns such as the one taking place across Florida this week, to 126 organizations fighting for equality and queer rights.

Come into the beautiful world of Lush and Lush USA.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts To Manage The Legendary Hotel Bauer In Venice, Italy

In an ongoing continuation of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts commitment to thoughtful and strategic global growth, the brand is pleased to announce that it has been selected to manage the legendary Hotel Bauer in Venice, Italy. Owned by real estate developer Sigma Prime Selection, the hotel is situated in the city’s historic San Marco district, between the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, just a short distance from famous sites such as the Rialto Bridge. The addition of this property to Rosewood’s esteemed collection of luxury hotels and resorts will mark a notable extension of the existing European portfolio.

Originally built in 1880, Hotel Bauer is set to undergo a multi-year renovation in November 2022, at which time the hotel will close as it prepares to reopen as Rosewood Hotel Bauer in 2025.  Led by well-known Venice based architect, Alberto Torsello, and renowned interior design group, BAR Studio, the restoration of the existing building will be meticulously cared for, with much of the hotel’s historic framework set to be repaired and integrated into the new design including the original façade, grand winding staircase and many interior elements that are a part of the property’s rich past. Throughout the restoration there will be an emphasis on sustainability, which will play a highly significant role in the plans for the hotel as the property aims to obtain three sustainability certificates: the Green Pass, Casa Klima and Leed Gold.

We are thrilled to be growing Rosewood’s presence in Europe with this pivotal addition in such a magnificent and beloved city like Venice. Across our portfolio we have been honored with opportunities to restore and reimagine many historic spaces across the globe, and we are incredibly thankful that Rosewood has been to be chosen to help breathe new life into Hotel Bauer.

Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Co-Chief Development Officer

Rosewood Hotel Bauer will be comprised of just over 110 rooms, with over half of the accommodations being suites, including several signature suites and a presidential suite. The property’s world-class food and beverage offerings will include a casual restaurant and wine bar on the ground floor and a refined Venetian restaurant and rooftop bar with a traditional Venetian Altana.

The property will also be home to a spectacular Italian rooftop garden with breathtaking views of the city, a luxurious wellness facility, and an outdoor pool with a bar located on the eighth floor. A luxury retail space spanning around over 32,200 sq. ft. will be integrated in the property experience and located at the rear of the building directly on the lively Campo San Moisé square, close to Piazza San Marco.

Rosewood is considered one of the world’s most reputable hotel operators and the new Rosewood Hotel Bauer, directly on the Grand Canal, represents an extraordinary project that is to be completed over the coming three years. This modern ultra-luxury hotel – in combination with first-class restaurants and an impressive rooftop garden – is set to become Venice’s new center of attraction.

Heinz Peter Hager, President of Signa Italia

Rosewood Hotel Bauer adds to the impressive collection of Rosewood properties currently in the development pipeline and is the third new addition announced this year alone, joining The Raleigh Miami Beach and Rosewood Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the hotel joins the brand’s growing Italian portfolio, including Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany and the upcoming Rosewood Rome, set to open in 2024.

It further marks the seventh property within Rosewood’s iconic European collection which includes Rosewood London, Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, the recently opened Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid, Spain and the upcoming Rosewood Vienna, opening in Summer 2022.

For more information, come into the beautiful world of Rosewood Hotel Bauer.

There is carbon fiber galore aboard this modified Maranello hybrid supercar

Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the Italian automaker’s first plug-in hybrid supercar, has drawn the attention of car tuning company 1016 Industries, which revealed a wild aftermarket bodywork pack for the thousand-horsepower supercar.

US-based 1016 Industries is renowned for tuning some of the most exclusive and exotic cars in the world and for its pioneering use of carbon fiber and 3D printing, often merging the two to come up with truly unique designs.

Continuing their work in creating exquisite kits for coveted supercars, they now crafted a carbon fiber Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Carrying a blacked-out exterior with pristine, contrasting white accents, the Ferrari is equipped with a range of new body panels to emphasize its already sporty design.

A front splitter gives the vehicle a more aggressive look, complemented by flap vents on the hood and sleek approaches to the side skirts. The rear is now occupied by a massive diffuser that works in tandem with the expanded rear spoiler as well as one installed on the end of the roof. You’ll also find new star-spoke alloy wheels from 1016 Industries down low to round out the look.

1016 Industries will only produced small numbers of the carbon fiber body kit. On the tuner’s list of limited-edition components there are front bumper flaps ($5,800/5,548 Euro), a new front lip ($7,200/6,888 Euro), hood vents ($6,200/5,930 Euro), new side skirts ($7,200/6,888 Euro), a rear diffuser ($12,800/12,243 Euro), as well as a trunk spoiler ($5,800/5,548 Euro) and a roof spoiler ($6,200/5,930 Euro).

If you make the calculations, getting the whole package will amount to $51,200 (49,000 Euro), and the figure will increase even further if you go for the 2×2 carbon fiber pattern. Alternatively, you can buy a fully-built SF90 Stradale with the kit for $676,200 USD.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale was already a head-turner, to be honest, but this body kit makes it look even more enticing. Just as a reminder, the SF90 Stradale is a 986bhp beast that can go from 0 to 62mph in 2.5secs and to 124mph in 6.7secs.

For more information, come into the beautiful world of 1016 Industries.

Senté Launches Even Tone All Mineral Sunscreens with patented HSA

Senté, an innovative specialty dermatology company, announces the launch of its latest medical grade skin care innovation with the launch of new tinted sunscreen formulas that protect the skin from damage caused by visible light in addition to UV rays.

Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen is specifically designed to promote even skin tone in every complexion. Combining all-mineral sunscreen filters and patented breakthrough Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA) technology, Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen helps to protect against UV and visible light induced pigmentation. The lightweight, elegant formula is available in two adaptable shades that blend into the skin effortlessly to provide even coverage for a range of skin tones.

Sente Even Tone Mineral Tinted Suncreens, available in 2 shades.

Senté CEO Laurent Combredet is excited to add this to the company’s portfolio. “Daily sun protection is the most important step in any skin care regimen, particularly for those who struggle with skin discoloration which is exacerbated by sun exposure. That’s why we are launching this new range of all-mineral tinted sunscreens formulated with our proprietary technology, Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA), that provides extra defense from sun-induced discoloration”.

Senté products are available through its exclusive network of physicians and medically supervised spas and on its website. Come into the beautiful world of Senté.

Maison Berger Paris’ elegant Facette collection

Maison Berger Paris presents the elegant Facette collection that stands for timeless elegance. A tribute to Maison Berger Paris.

For decades, Maison Berger has been inviting well-known artists and designers to provide their iconic products with a very stylish design. This time, the French Maison has invited architect and designer Rozenn Mainguené.

Rozenn Mainguené designs for prestigious houses such as Armani, Dior, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Lancôme and Calvin Klein. In a previous collaboration with Maison Berger, she created the Senso, Passion, Immersion, Tempation, Crystal, Poesy and Capeline collections.

This beautiful shape with facets in the relief of the glass allows the light to reflect. The combination of the sensual curves, soft or powerful colors give the Lampe Berger Facette the appearance of a luxurious jewel. Together with the stylish decorative cap, it makes this Lampe Berger an elegant and timeless design.

The Lampe Berger purifies, purifies and perfumes the ambient air and is available in two variants: Nude and Noire. The Facette Nude model has a beige shade and is combined with a silver decorative cap, which together exude sweetness and delicacy. The Facette Noire is a variant in translucent black glass and has a powerful and mysterious character with the golden decorative cap.

One of the best home perfumes, Caresse de Coton, accompanies this Facette collection. This home perfume is light and powdery and is available in refills for both the Lampe Berger and the perfume diffuser. The perfume diffusers have the same stylish design as the Lampe Berger and are also available in the two variants Noire and Nude. Includes 8 black sticks, which spread perfume for 8 to 12 weeks when using 4 sticks.

Tip:
Are you switching home perfumes? Use the home perfume Neutre Essentiel to neutralize the burner when switching to another home perfume or to determine the fragrance intensity of a home perfume yourself.

For more information, come into the beautiful world of Maison Berger Paris.