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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

A First Look Inside the FLANNELS Flagship in London

By Alex Martin

Luxury British retailer FLANNELS presented its new flagship boutique and concept store on London’s Oxford Street to the world on Thursday. The multi-brand retailer launched its 44th location in the United Kingdom this week following an extensive $12.3million refurbishment of an 18,000-square-foot space on Europe’s busiest and most iconic shopping street. Italian studio pconp is behind the store’s striking interior […]

Travel Diaries: Fashion Designer Mercedes Salazar

By Emma Reynolds

In our exciting new Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler will speak with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Mercedes Salazar, Fashion & Jewelry Designer Mexico Colombian fashion and jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar is known for her colorful jewelry pieces using artisanal techniques from Bogotá, Colombia and infusing a […]

Women’s Fashion: The New Denim

By Kristen Shirley

Denim is anything but basic when designers play with volume and ruffles, or when it appears on something unexpected, like an elegant sandal. Don’t be afraid of wearing head-to-toe denim; it’s the ultimate street-style look. Above: Roger Vivier Viv Croisiere Patch Clutch, $1,250, Roger Vivier in New York, +1 212 861 5371, rogervivier.com Above: Maggie Marilyn denim jacket, $690, maggiemarilyn.com […]