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Women’s Fall Fashion: Pale Pistachio

By Kristen Shirley

Give shades of mint and pistachio the green light this fall. Go all in with a luxurious green coat, or choose jade jewelry for a subtle accent. Above: Sally LaPointe Jade leather trench coat with fur collar, $7,500, sallylapointe.com Above: Marc Jacobs Mint Shetland coat, $2,200, Mint Shetland knee-length skirt, $950, Olive plaid button-down shirt, $450, Melange sweater with scarf, […]

Travel Diaries: Garrett Leight & Elena Doukas of Mr Leight

By Emma Reynolds

In our ongoing Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler speaks with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Garrett Leight, Founder of Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) & Elena Doukas, Head Product Designer at GLCO and Mr Leight Los Angeles Los Angeles-native Garrett Leight is no stranger to the eyewear […]

Behind the Scenes: Fendi Mini Peekaboo

By Kristen Shirley

Since its introduction in 2009, Fendi’s peekaboo, the ‘anti it bag,’ has appeared in countless iterations on the runway. We head to the Fendi Atelier and Scuola di Pelletteria (leather school) in Tuscany, Italy to see how the company’s limited-edition Mini Peekaboo bags are made. Everything begins with the famed Selleria Cuoio Romano leather. This naturally grained leather is vegetable […]

Fall Issue Cover Shoot: Countryside Glamour

By Elite Traveler

We head to the bucolic countryside of Bray, England to capture this season’s most colorful, monochromatic looks. Above: Versace orange silk-ribbed turtleneck, $400, satin-and-silk crepe skirt, $1,500. Jack de Boucheron necklace in 18K yellow gold with 1.04 carats diamonds, $15,110. Pendant earrings in 18K yellow gold with 20.94 carats citrine and .63 carats diamonds, $15,300. Chopard Happy Sport watch in […]

Muzo Emerald Colombia’s Spectacular Heritage Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Some of the world’s most beautiful emeralds come from Colombia, and emeralds mined from the Muzo mine are no exception. Muzo regularly collaborates with some of the world’s top designers, including Dana Bronfman, Kimberly Mcdonald, Daniela Villegas, Marina B and Adina Reyter, to name a few. For Muzo’s new Heritage Collection, which launched this year, the company worked with the […]

Four Incredible Luxury Clock Designs

By Kristen Shirley

As we celebrate 2019’s Top 50 Watches, here we highlight the original form of timekeeping: clocks. Today’s clocks are both incredible technical masterpieces and works of art. As manufacturers are not bound by the constraints of small case sizes, their ingenuity, technical prowess and creativity can be on full display. MB&F, Medusa Price: $27,850 Together with its longtime friend, L’Epée […]

Christian Louboutin on Why Time is the Ultimate Luxury

By Kristen Shirley

Since his first encounter as a teenager with the magical kingdom of Bhutan, French designer Christian Louboutin has been entranced with its architecture, art and people. He speaks to Kristen Shirley about culture, tradition and craftsmanship. Is it possible to conquer the world with stilettos? If you’re looking at the meteoric rise and enduring popularity of Christian Louboutin’s ubiquitous red-soled […]

Behind The Scenes with Lapima Sunglasses

By Emma Reynolds

In our online Craftsmanship series, we take you behind-the-scenes with some of the world’s most talented designers to show you how your favorite luxury products are made.  Lapima Sunglasses Saõ Paulo, Brazil-based Lapima is a luxury sunglass brand that is taking the market by storm. You can point a pair of Lapima’s out from any crowd: They are typically monochrome, statement-making […]

Breitling Releases Limited Edition Etihad Airways Watch

By Alex Martin

Breitling has further strengthened its connection to the world of aviation with the announcement of a new partnership with luxury commercial airliner Etihad Airways. The Swiss watchmaker has been making pilot watches since 1952 when the Navitimer Pilot’s Chronograph was introduced and has developed special editions for a number of airlines including Pan Am and Swiss Air. Now, Etihad Airways […]

Gucci Goes Carbon Neutral to Fight Climate Change

By Alex Martin

Italy’s largest and most iconic fashion house, Gucci, is aiming to eliminate its impact on the environment by committing to a carbon-neutral policy effective immediately. The new policy, announced Thursday, uses several different strategies to make sure every part of the business from the supply chain to fashion shows is carbon neutral. Much of this will be achieved through offsetting, […]