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Napoleon Perdis promotes holiday ’09 in video

Filed by Lucire staff/October 31, 2009/22.46

Napoleon Perdis has released a video for the holiday 2009 season, promoting its Gilty Pleasures line on counters from November 1. The company’s make-up chief Rebecca Prior provides her tips.


Guggenheim Bilbao opens exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright

Filed by Lucire staff//0.20

Tying in nicely with Stanley Moss’s Navarra story published in Lucire, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has announced it has opened an exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright.
   The museum says that this is ‘the largest and most comprehensive exhibition’ on Wright’s work staged in Europe.
   The exhibition runs through February 14, 2010, and is co-organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with the sponsorship of Iberdrola. Sixty-three projects are featured, including some unrealized urban mega-structures.
   One of Wright’s iconic works was the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which opened 50 years ago this year.
   Below videos show scenes from the exhibition and comments from exhibition commissioner, David van der Leer.


Zhang Ziyi opens Omega’s flagship boutique in Singapore

Filed by Lucire staff/October 30, 2009/3.11

Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
Cindy Crawford may get in a western audience, but in the east, it’s Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) whom Omega relies on to give it the glamour factor.
   The international Chinese film star launched its flagship boutique at ION Orchard in Singapore along with the latest Constellation collection on Tuesday. An exhibition for the Constellation range was also launched, running through November 8 in the atrium of ION Orchard.
   Zhang signed one Constellation watch box, which, along with its contents, will go to one VIP customer between now and November 30. These customers will be asked to go to the boutique to draw a key. Only one key will open the transparent safe in which the watch is currently placed.
   On Tuesday evening, an Omega Constellation Ball was held at the St Regis in Singapore. While Zhang headlined this event, other Omega celebrities—Ivy Lee, Kym Ng and Yvonne Lim—were there. The other guests were a who’s who: MC Samuel Chong, Phyllis Quek, Jaymee Ong, Melody Chan, Randell Tan, Ericia Lee, Zhang Yao Dong, Carole Lin Xiao Pei, Irene Ang and Beatrice Chia.


Shoebox New York unveils store design

Filed by Lucire staff//0.06

Left Kenneth J. Hall, CEO, NexCen Brands; Sergio Mannino, designer and architect; Richard Kirschenbaum, founder and partner, Shoebox New York; Chris Dull, President, NexCen Franchise Management Inc.; and Arturo Chiang, designer.

Shoebox New York unveiled its new store design on October 27 in Greenvale, NY. Now part of NexCen Brands, which has TAF (formerly the Athlete’s Foot) in its portfolio, the company expects to grow Shoebox New York into a larger international franchise.
   Shoebox New York’s focus is on top European and American designers, carrying shoes, handbags and accessories. The spring 2010 Vince Camuto handbag collection was on display at the unveiling.
   The company has already entered the South Korean market; Vietnam and Kuwait have also opened Shoebox New York stores.


Sylvie van der Vaart gives BMW the hair test

Filed by Lucire staff/October 29, 2009/22.57

Former Miss Bundesliga and the Netherlands’ and Germany’s most famous WAG, Sylvie van der Vaart, puts the BMW convertible to the hair test in the company’s München wind tunnel. The full story is here on our website.


British jewellery for the Christmas season

Filed by Lucire staff/October 27, 2009/0.21

Miss Milly
Miss Milly is a new jewellery boutique that has recently opened online, with some bargains for the shopping season. The Merina necklace shown above retails for under £13. The husband-and-wife team behind the website is based in Worcester.
Clogau Gold
   Clogau Gold
, meanwhile, has introduced its 12 Christmas-themed charms, hand-crafted using solid sterling silver and 9 ct rose gold. There is some Welsh gold from the Clogau St David’s Mine in Snowdonia, North Wales. Prices begin at £39.
Eclectic Eccentricity   Finally, Eclectic Eccentricity says its autumn–winter 2009–10 collection of bracelets, bangles, earrings and necklaces is ‘dark’, but we rather like the Gather Round necklace with its rose detail. The collection is priced from £14 to £17.


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