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Madrid: A Luxury Guide to Fashion & Shopping

By Emma Reynolds

Spain’s capital, Madrid, has a rich culture best seen through its Baroque architecture, stately boulevards, art from Spanish masters and avant-garde, Michelin-starred restaurants. Madridians have a distinct fashion sense inspired by their love of art and history — expect plenty of color, structural silhouettes and luxe materials such as fine leather and suede. Madrid mujer Much like the rest of […]

Take Two: Charter Yachts

By Theodora Halstead

Elite Traveler provides a quick rundown of two stunning charter yachts to consider for your next ocean adventure. Calypso I Built earlier this year by Mulder Shipyard, the 118-ft Calypso I epitomizes laid-back elegance with her pale oak, beach-house style interior. She can accommodate 10 guests on board with a crew of six. The expansive on-water beach club is perfect […]

H Moser & Cie CEO Edouard Meylan on Modernizing Tradition

By Kristen Shirley

Since acquiring independent watchmaker H Moser & Cie in 2012, CEO Edouard Meylan has shaken up the sometimes staid watch world. He speaks to Kristen Shirley about changing the status quo. A watch covered in live plants, a perpetual calendar without a way to identify it as a perpetual calendar and the infamous Swiss Mad watch, with a case made […]

Bold Black Diamond Jewelry for a Dark Glamour Look

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Black diamonds deliver a bold, avant-garde elegance that other colored diamonds cannot. With a shiny, metallic sheen, the stone stands out that much more in a pavé setting or strands of black-diamond beads. Above: Cadar necklace in 18K yellow gold with 226.6 carats black diamonds and 21.20 carats diamonds, $196,000, Cadar Atelier in New York, by appointment, +1 212 663 […]

MZ Wallace Reveals Debut Men’s Collection

By Alex Martin

Luxury bag specialists MZ Wallace has announced the launch of its first-ever men’s collection. The Bleecker Collection will be available from November 5 and features six signature styles ranging from $95 to $425. The company was established in 2000 and has successfully grabbed a piece of a very competitive industry. The women’s collections have proved popular for their pragmatic design, […]

Men’s Fall Fashion: Camel Craze

By Kristen Shirley

There’s something super-chic about wearing head-to-toe camel hues. Test the trend with a cashmere sweater and an elegant overcoat or a pair of Chelsea boots and a timeless leather backpack. Above: Fendi jacket, $1,290, shirt, $490, trousers, $1,290, soft travel case, $2,290, Cuban-heel shoes, $990, Fendi in New York, +1 212 897 2244, fendi.com Above: Ghurka Blazer No 278 backpack […]

Four Luxury Aventurine Dial Watches

By Kristen Shirley

It was purely by chance — a l’avventura in Italian — that a glassblower in 19th century Murano, Italy created aventurine when he accidentally spilled copper shavings into molten glass; the resulting metal inclusions gave the glass an incredible sparkle. Today, aventurine glass is frequently used in watch dials, its glitter highlighting a diamond’s fire or evoking the heavens above. […]

Women’s Fall Fashion: Luxury Leopard Prints

By Kristen Shirley

We love fashion’s obsession with animal print, whether it’s gracing an elegant bag, a fabulous coat or a sleek panther brooch. Above: Giuseppe Zanotti V Lorelai Baguette clutch, $895, Giuseppe Zanotti in New York, +1 212 650 0455, giuseppezanotti.com Above: Van Cleef & Arpels Panthère à l’Affût clip in 18K yellow, white and rose gold with 8.58 carats diamonds, .85 […]

Men’s Fall Fashion: All About Corduroy

By Kristen Shirley

The Seventies are back in full force. The resurgence of corduroy (although this time, it’s tailored and elevated) heralds a new era for the fabric — wear it in traditional blazer form, an unexpected jacket or a sleek loafer. Above: Salvatore Ferragamo corduroy puffer jacket, $2,600, button-down shirt, $630, t-shirt, $430, trousers, $730, Salvatore Ferragamo in New York, +1 212 […]

Hublot Unveils Innovative Green Big Bang MP-11

By Alex Martin

Hublot is celebrating a significant step forward in its ultra-technical and contemporary design with the release of a Big Bang MP-11 made with an innovative material never before used in watchmaking. Having made huge investments in the industrialization of sapphire, Hublot has been able to offer watches in several colors such as black, yellow, blue and red. However, a true […]