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There was a distinct style in our favorite picks on the red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards: elegant, feminine and timeless with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. Here’s our selections for best dressed. EMMA STONE IN GIVENCHY TARAJI P. HENSON IN ALBERTA FERRETTI KIRSTEN DUNST IN CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE VIOLA DAVIS IN ARMANI PRIVE winner Best Supporting Actress for Fences BRIE LARSON IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA DARBY STANCHFIELD GEORGES CHAKRA JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN TOM FORD AND JESSICA BIEL IN KAUFMANFRANCO HAILEE STEINFELD IN RALPH AND RUSSO ALICIA VIKANDER IN LOUIS VUITTON NICOLE KIDMAN IN ARMANI PRIVE

TOP MARQUES MONACO began 13 years ago and has since then blossomed into the world’s greatest supercar show on earth and evolved beyond the automobile. Featuring cutting-edge technology, top performance, sophisticated styling and now includes, a concern for the environment, all making Top Marques Monaco a truly remarkable window onto the world of the luxury supercar industry. Evolved into a Show About More Than Supercars While Top Marques Monaco is predominantly a supercar show it also showcases other aspects of a luxury lifestyle such as elegant watches, state-of-the-art superboats and bespoke jewelry. Test Drives Using the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit Top Marques Monaco is unique for its ingenious use of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix circuit for customized test drives. It is these unparalleled opportunities offered to VIP guests to test drive the hottest supercars on the notoriously demanding F1 track that makes the show so attractive to high caliber visitors.…

The Luxury Education Foundation Presents an Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Columbia Business School and Parsons School of Design at The New School. On December 7, 2016, The Luxury Education Foundation will host the final presentations of “The Design and Marketing of Luxury Goods,” its interdisciplinary program with Columbia Business School and Parsons School of Design at The New School, where students collaboratively develop concepts for some of the world’s leading companies. Co-taught by both schools, this year the course features projects from Audemars Piguet, Carolina Herrera, DEPARTURES, Marclaren and Oscar de la Renta. “Each year new projects ignite these young, talented students to explore the luxury industry and provide a unique perspective that results in fascinating ideas. The culmination of knowledge, curiosity and ingenuity guides these students into what we believe will be the future leaders of luxury.” – Robert Chavez, Chairman of the Luxury Education Foundation and President & CEO…

Big Boys Toys the Luxury, Innovations and Technology Expo is set to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 23rd to the 26th of November, 2016. This year, Big Boys Toys launches the all new – Woman’s World. A zone dedicated solely to women’s luxury lifestyle, this category provides an unparalleled shopping experience catering to all your needs across an array of selections like Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Travel, Beauty, Wellness and Financial Services. Now making his favorite place yours too, the line-ups showcased under this category is sure to leave its female visitors in awe! Some of the amazing products a part of Woman’s World are: Blinga Design Creating the world’s most exclusive accessories using 7000 to 30000 pieces of Swarovski crystals they customize your accessories just to your liking for the perfectly ‘strassed’ look. Palwer Exhibiting a premium selection in jewelry and accessories this…

Big Boys Toys, has something for everyone spread across an array of 11 categories that will be featured during the course of four days. For its 7th edition, this year, the BBT 2016 platform will be exhibiting the best of products the world has to offer! Here are some of the cool products and launches that the visitors will get to witness: 1 Letrons Exhibiting perfect Turkish engineering and innovation at its best – BBT 2016 is hosting the Global Launch of Letrons – a road legal car that transforms into a robot, with in-built robotic features engineered to be the first and only of its kind in the world! 2 Liberty Vehicle Technologies Hosting the Launch of the World’s Fastest Hybrid Supercar at BBT 2016, this amazing production is limited to just 25 vehicles. With 920Engineering [920E], a LIBERTY brand, this supercar is inspired by the iconic T1, offering…

Iconic and elegant lifestyles brand Christopher Guy (CG) acknowledged five key Southern California realtors with a $20,000 Black Card on Thursday, November 10 at its West Hollywood showroom. Each realtor will be able to gift their cards to one of their clients as a housewarming gift. This was the first of recurring events to recognize top realtors in Southern California. CG also plans to launch a similar event in their New York showroom starting in 2017. Guests were treated to elegant hors d’oeuvres with Moët et Chandon champagne and Cosa Salvaje tequila as they mingled in the spectacular CG showroom. Selected for their Luxury Real Estate Sales Success Nominees for the Black Cards were top realtors in the LA area who have recently sold a residential property worth at least $10 million, and were selected based upon performance. Paul Watson, president of CG Americas, presented the cards, which were encased…

Rolls-Royce celebrates the 2016 Goodwood Revival with a significant presence at the legendary motor circuit. The centrepiece will be The March Motor Works, which this year is transformed into a period Rolls-Royce showroom, recapturing the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the marque’s glamorous Berkeley Square and Park Lane premises in London’s West End during the 1950s. Within the ‘Berkeley Square’ showroom, Rolls-Royce will be represented by two magnificent cars from the company’s 113-year history. The first, a 1923 Silver Ghost Springfield, has a ‘New Haven Salamanca’ body finished in Black and Dark Blue and an interior in Black hide (front) and Grey cloth (rear). This is accompanied by a 1967 Phantom V, built by coachbuilders James Young but featuring unusual ‘Hooper’ style rear quarter windows. The coachwork is finished in Midnight Blue with an interior in Tan hide White Glove Training School Rolls-Royce is also recreating the famous White Glove…

LUXURY EVENT SNEAK PEEK Big Boys Toys, UAE Bespoke Safes STOCKINGER STOCKINGER products combine security, creativity and craftsmanship to produce exclusive safes for the protection of your high-quality jewellery and timepieces. STOCKINGER safes  provide you with absolute security while satisfying the highest demands in terms of features, design and ease of use. These safes are designed with a multi-wall plating of an ultra-hard special high-tech blend of polymers which makes it up to six-times harder than standard plating. A Humidor Built Exclusively for the UAE Steve Vigar Designs has brought history, architectural style and the beauty of handcrafted hardwood to create humidors you will treasure for years to come. More than just conversation pieces, each one is a collectible, designed for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Steve Vigar’s profound love of architecture and his woodworking skills are evident in the awe- inspiring details.  It is no wonder then that The…

LUXURY EVENT SNEAK PEEK Big Boys Toys, UAE http://www.bigboystoysuae.com Classic & Sports Austin Healey Cars Passionate about the Austin Healey brand, Automotive Z & P, sell beautiful cars rebuilt in their workshops. Their 700sqm of workshop space houses a spray painting cabin, perfectly tailored materials and specific tools for the Austin Healey brand. Over the past 10 years they have succeeded in restoring more than one hundred cars. The Healey is an excellent and sustainable investment that far exceeds the returns they offer. Pleasure, passion, strength, performance, growth, collection, heritage – if these words spark your interest then investing in a classic Healey car by Automotive Z&P is definitely for you. The Art of Persistent Fashion Furniture Eglidesign provide exceptional, unique and designer furniture which adds an element of style to your home. Exclusive, hand-made, high-quality, art-deco and contemporary style furniture bring modern fashion to your home spaces.  It is…

LUXURY INDUSTRY EVENT Launched in 2015 in Paris, the Salon du Luxe Paris 2016 will be taking place on the 6th and 7th of July, 2016 at the Maison de la Chimie, Paris. This is a major French B2B event that offers a unique experience for decision makers. For two days, the Salon du Luxe Paris will explore the most important luxury trends of tomorrow, bring together national and global leaders to deepen understanding of vital topics, advance innovative solutions to major challenges and provide new opportunities for business. The final aim: to surprise the consumer, to reinvent the rules and always to invite to dream … It is because the market is in constant evolution that the historical players of the luxury world cannot just rest on their laurels. About the Conference The conference includes an on-stage programme of business speakers as well as an incredible opportunity for networking…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a dark and edgy presence on the famous Hillclimb. Wraith Black Badge and Ghost Black Badge were  on familiar turf, with Goodwood House in sight of the Home of Rolls-Royce. Wraith Black Badge. Wraith Black Badge was seen on the Supercar Run up the hill and in between Hillclimbs in the Supercar Paddock. Already the most powerful Rolls-Royce in the world at 624hp (465kw), Wraith now benefits from 70Nm more torque, tweaked air suspension and upgraded gearbox leading to more spirited driving. The car presented is finished in Black Badge Black, with the interior in Black and Mugello Red contrast leather, and the facia in aerospace-grade aluminium-threaded carbon fibre composite surfacing. Wraith Black Badge will be driven by Festival of Speed favourite, Justin Law. This most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith Black Badge effortlessly ascended the Hillclimb…

Escape to enjoy a five-day horse racing extravaganza, formerly named Glorious Goodwood, hosting the finest entertainment, food and fashion amongst the setting of the Goodwood Estate. Taking place from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 July, Qatar Goodwood Festival 2016 will showcase British horse racing at its finest alongside an abundance of food, champagne and strawberries. With over 200 years of history and experience, Goodwood Racecourse is the ultimate destination for racing and entertainment. Nestled amongst 12,000 acres of idyllic countryside, this beautiful course provides the perfect backdrop to a unique and classically British affair. Qatari Investment Keeping Goodwood Glorious The year 2016 marks the second year of Qatar’s sponsorship, the benefits of the investment will be seen in areas other than the horse racing, with wonderful infrastructural changes taking place. Improvements include the impressive new Owner’s and Trainer’s restaurant, where connections can celebrate their horse’s success. Guests will also be able to enjoy a…

Big Boys Toys is the Middle East’s premier luxury lifestyle exhibition. The 7th edition is set to take place from the 23rd to the 26th of November 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The show features products and services across 10 categories: Ride, Off-Road, Marine, Aviation, Adventure, Wellness, Fashion, Lifestyle, Drive and Digital – a complete experience that caters to every facet of refined living. The event is a platform for the world’s newest, rarest and most unique bespoke luxury innovations and state of the art creations. Each year, international and regional launches occur at the event which attracts business, retailers and distributors due to its unique exhibits The first day is by invitation only. This event is a platform for brands to exhibit their products and services to retailers and distributors of the region and it hosts high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and VIPs at its…

Our ability to review our past equals our inability to predict our future, though, can our ability to reach certain achievements in the past define what can we achieve in the future? In order to know which are the most advanced countries, we need to take a look at the Economic Complexity Index created by the MIT that measures the amount of diverse knowledge that is grouped together for a common purpose. The greater the groups any economy has working for the same goal, the more advanced the economy. The amount of knowledge embedded in a society however, does not depend mainly on how much knowledge each individual holds; it depends on the diversity of knowledge across individuals and on their ability to combine this knowledge, and make use of it, through complex webs of interaction. Beauty and Complexity Created in Advanced Countries More advanced countries are those than can create the most beautiful and complex products…

Jaeger-LeCoultre announces the opening of its first two boutiques in Canada – Vancouver and Toronto – offering new meeting places for Fine Watchmaking lovers. Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated its first Canadian Boutique in Vancouver, giving the Grande Maison another prestigious destination to showcase its creations in the heart of thriving Alberni Street amidst a revamped interior design pervaded by a sense of discreet luxury, serene intimacy and modern refinement. Great attention to detail runs throughout, in the use of materials, interior design and use of space, the finishings including the raised patterns of mountains in the upper part of the walls, the repeated geometric patterns, the fine wood, brilliant lighting that makes the shoppe sparkle and many other details that only those inside the brand would notice, but all play a role in forming this fabulous space that houses some of the most incredible timepieces, jewelry and complications in the world; when…