Sonia Rykiel – Queen of Knitwear

We all yearn to look stylish as well as being comfortable and Sonia Rykiel nailed it for us by transforming the way we embrace knitwear.  Known as the ‘Queen of Knits’, Rykiel opened her first boutique on the fashionable Paris Left Bank in 1968. She very quickly became instantly recognizable – her striking red hair styled...
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Not your average basket

If you love and admire Fabergé artistry and you’re lucky enough to be visiting New York, then swing by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation’s magnificent collection of Fabergé works (Gallery 555), which is on long-term loan.  Here you will find the most important Fabergé work in an...
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The House of Bvlgari equals luxury plus

Taking inspiration from 2700 years of Greek-Roman culture, The House of Bvlgari has emerged as a world leader in distinctive contemporary jewellery design. The designs are bold and audacious, and are characterized by coloured stones in unique presentations, the most recognizable of which are those that feature the serpent. Bvlgari began using the serpent symbol...
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Touch, don’t freeze

Tap or swipe, it’s the name of the game for touchscreen devices that need tiny amounts of charge from our fingertips to respond to our demands. So, when the bitter chill arrives and we need gloves to keep us from freezing over, it’s time to finger up to a pair of touchscreen gloves. Designers have...
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