Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Sexiest Shoes of The Year

The Winner, Valentino Lace Pumps
Ladies prepare to burn some plastic because FN (Footwear News) and Saks Fifth Avenue have announced this year's sexiest shoes! The 25 finalists chosen by FN editor's included alluring skyhigh heels from the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Stuart Weitzman.

Jimmy Choo
Shoe fanatics worldwide voted for their faves online throughout October via the FN (Footwear News) web site. The winning pair of shoes was selected by more than 35,000 votes.

This year Valentino's sultry lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pumps won the contest followed by Jimmy Choo's Swarovski crystal-encrusted sandals with double ankle straps in second place, Prada's knee-high leather boot with covered platforms coming in at third, and Chrissie Morris's Suede, mesh and stingray peep-toe ankle boots came in at fourth runner up. 

To check out all of the stunning finalists click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vacheron Constantin Now Open On Madison Avenue

Every serious watch collector knows that no collection is complete without a timepiece from Vacheron Constantin.  The iconic Swiss manufacturer of prestige watches (in the same league with likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet) opened a lavish boutique last week on Madison Avenue, 180 years after Jean-Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter expressing his great desire to expand to the U.S.

Now New Yorkers can experience the rich history of Vacheron Constastin through the breathtaking boutique that offers shoppers a private world-class shopping experience. The boutique is reticent of a contemporary Paris parlor complete with modern luxe details.

It's the 28th boutique for the brand with locations worldwide in Dubai, Moscow and its birthplace Geneva. Legendary historical figures from Napoleon Bonaparte to the Duke of Windsor have donned Vacheron and the tradition of immaculate craftsmanship lives on for a new generation of watch fanatics through the Madison Avenue boutique, the first Vacheron Constantin boutique in America.

The opening of the Vacheron Constantin boutique is all the more special thanks to an exhibition of remarkable historical timepieces related to the brand's American heritage. The exhibit opens September 12th and runs through the end of October at the Vacheron Constantin boutique in New York.

Vacheron Constantin
729 Madison Avenue, At E64th St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 317-8964

Mademoiselle Chi Chi Introduces An Exclusive Fashion Collection Made From Milk

From the outside these dresses look like any other frock you would pass by at a high-end department store but little do you know that these dresses are made from something you can find in your fridge, milk!

Anke Domaske, a 28-year-old German fashion designer microbiologist has come up with a way to make a revolutionary fabric out of high concentrations of milk protein called, QMilch. Celebrities of the likes of Mischa Barton and Ashlee Simpson have already been seen around town in the Domaske's fashion label Mademoiselle Chi Chi and the fashion world is also taking notice.

The organic milk fiber is the first manmade fiber that is created entirely without chemicals. It is derived from the milk protein casein extracted from sour milk. The fabric is extremely green, antibacterial and can be created in less than an hour without using pesticides and chemicals.

Domaske claims the fabric has a lovely silky feel, is much cheaper than silk (no more anxiety over ruining a pure silk dress) and since it is made from protein it us extremely easy to care for, you can jus throw it into the washer.

According to the designer QMilch fabric is environmentally friendly but also has a plethora of health benefits. The amino acids in the milk protein are proven to be antibacterial, anti ageing and can help regulate body temperature and circulation.

Can it get any better?

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