A GLASS ACT
Jean Paul Gaultier's creations outside of the fashion world continue, his latest being a collaboration with spectacle designer Alain Mikli for a collection of glasses frames that perfectly incorporate each of the highly respected designers' aesthetics. Dubbed 'Jean Paul Gaultier by Mikli', the collection includes 20 models available in three colours. jeanpaulgaultier.com
With Christmas just around the corner, shopping for that perfect scent for that special person can be more trouble than it's worth. Loewe has come to the olfactory rescue with a collection of four fragrances called La Colecci?n. Composed by master perfumer Emilio Valeros, the collection reflects the elegance of the Spanish fashion house, with each of the scents signifying one of the company's values. From Passion to Sensuality, Desire to Eternity, all employ a variety of bouquets, including coveted fragrances such as Bulgarian rose, Egyptian jasmine, iris from Florence and ylang-ylang from Comores. The collection is exclusive to British department store Harrods (harrods.com) for the next five months, and each retails for GBP250. If you want them all, make sure you order the exclusively created suede case, designed by the brand's creative director Stuart Vevers and retailing for GBP3,500. For more information on the collection, visit the label's site at loewe.com
GEM OF A FIND
Temptation, the latest haute joaillerie collection from the Swiss luxury brand Chopard (chopard.com), is designed in a swirl of colours and shapes. Created using rare and colourful gems - rubellites, kunzites, tsavorites - the rings, earrings and necklaces incorporate luxurious-yet-casual designs that resemble forbidden fruit and flowers.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Christian Louboutin. To celebrate, a book on the man whose trademark red soles have become must haves for the world's well-heeled has been released. The 350-page tome looks at the Frenchman's career in a Q&A format with Eric Reinhardt and beautiful photography by Philippe Garcia and David Lynch.
French accessories brand S.T. Dupont (st-dupont.com) looks east for its latest act of penmanship, with a Japanese feudal warrior acting as inspiration for its Samurai Limited-Edition series. The weapon of choice is the Samurai Prestige fountain pen embedded with more than 130 diamonds. It comes with a lighter, letter opener and display stand. Limited to 20 pieces. US$26,500.