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The Peninsula London unveils its new hotel and apartments in Belgravia, central London. Photo: Handout

Inside The Peninsula London, opening next to Buckingham Palace

Fancy taking a peek at the Buckingham Palace royal gardens? Book a stay at the luxurious Peninsula London and you may just get your chance

28 minutes ago
Lilou Wadoux is set to become the first female driver to be tenured at Ferrari Competizioni GT in endurance this year. Photo: Richard Mille

STYLE Edit: Lilou Wadoux is Ferrari’s first female GT driver with Richard Mille

Richard Mille Racing Team’s Lilou Wadoux will be the first female Ferrari Competizioni GT driver at Le Mans in March – here’s what you need to know about the young motorist

2 hours ago
K-pop idol-turned-fashion icon Jessica Jung is a true style queen. Photo: @jessica.syj/Instagram

Why Jessica Jung is a true style queen like her Blackpink BFF Jennie

It’s not just hair and make-up salons that Jessica Jung and Blackpink’s Jennie share in common – here’s how the former Girls’ Generation star is a style queen too, like her bestie

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A Dior logo is seen outside a Dior store in Paris, France, in January 2020. Photo: Reuters

Luxury giant LVMH reveals record sales and profit highs for 2022

Despite the world’s currently uncertain geopolitical and economic environment, LVMH saw record sales in 2022 – and is expecting continued growth into 2023, states the conglomerate

30 Jan 2023 - 3:50PM
(Left to right) RM, Jin, J-Hope and Jimin from BTS are becoming luxury brands’ global ambassadors. Photos: @dior, @rkive, @uarmyhope, @jin/Instagram

Which luxury brands will launch BTS members as their global ambassadors next?

K-pop supergroup BTS’ Jimin is Dior’s latest face while Suga bagged Valentino, but what about other members like J-Hope, RM, V, Jungkook and Jin?

30 Jan 2023 - 9:00AM
The trend for flats has sparked fresh interest in loafers – here are our top picks from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo. Photo: Roger Vivier

5 stand-out designer loafers to catch SS23’s flat shoe trend

Flats are trending in every style of shoe, sparking a resurgence of interest in loafers, whether traditional or eye-catchingly brash – here are our picks to help you cop the style in time for summer

30 Jan 2023 - 10:44AM
Prince Harry’s top five African sanctuaries, from Botswana to South Africa. Photos: Netflix; Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Escape to the African bush like Prince Harry: 5 luxury getaways to try

From Harry’s charity initiatives to secret birthday safaris for Meghan, here’s where the world’s most controversial couple could finally escape the media glare

27 Jan 2023 - 6:00PM
Long-time pacesetters in manufacturing thin watches, Piaget, have seen first Bulgari, then Richard Mille – with their RM UP-01 Ferrari – release slimmer timepieces in the last year. Photo: Richard Mille

The race to make the thinnest watch: how Richard Mille claimed the world record

The last year has seen the record for the world’s thinnest watch change hands twice – here’s how the race between Piaget, Bulgari and Richard Mille unfolded

27 Jan 2023 - 3:14PM
Coco Chanel introduced a women’s two-tone shoe in 1957 and it became a brand signature, with models appearing in collection after collection ever since. Photo: Chanel

Explainer | How Coco Chanel’s two-tone slingback pump revolutionised women’s shoes

The two-tone shoe is one of Coco Chanel’s signatures – here’s how the bold, ‘macho’ 1957 design was reimagined by Karl Lagerfeld for a new generation of women

27 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM
Princess Diana, Selena Gomez, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace Kelly all had designer handbags named after them. Photos: @dior, @coach, @aazar.mx/Instagram; @oldhllywoods/Twitter

7 handbags named after famous female icons, from Princess Diana to Selena Gomez

From Princess Diana’s Lady Dior and Jane Birkin’s ultra-expensive Hermès Birkin to Jackie Kennedy’s Gucci hobo bag, here are 7 style icons who were paid the ultimate compliment in fashion

26 Jan 2023 - 12:10AM
German sculptor and artist Tobias Rehberger likes to explore what art is and how it differs from design. Photo: Galleria Continua

Tobias Rehberger is disrupting the art world, and he doesn’t care what you think

The German multi-medium creative likes to examine our preconceptions about what art is, who does it and how it differs from design – but some question whether his work is even art at all

23 Jan 2023 - 12:00PM
High-spec developments in southern US cities like Tampa’s Water Street are successfully attracting tech firms to move from traditional Silicon Valley hubs. Photo: Strategic Property Partners

Silicon Valley 2.0? 5 US cities that could be the new tech start-up central

Dedicated high-spec developments at more affordable prices are a part of the appeal as tech’s biggest names site campuses away from Silicon Valley

23 Jan 2023 - 3:00AM
Private clubs around the world are often in historic settings, such as that enjoyed from the Brunelleschi residence, owned by Florence’s exclusive Palazzo Tornabuoni. Photo: Massimo Listri

What it really takes to join the world’s most exclusive private members’ clubs

To join a private members’ club takes more than just money: you have to bring connections, power and a mentality that screams success

22 Jan 2023 - 10:00AM
Gin and tequila have had their artisanal moment, now it’s rum’s turn to spout novel high-end varieties – and the Philippines is leading the way in Asia. Photos: Handout

Adios, Cuban rum – the Philippines is fermenting a spirit-ual revolution

Gin and tequila have had their artisanal moment, now it’s rum’s turn to spout novel high-end varieties – and the Philippines is leading the way in Asia

26 Jan 2023 - 10:27AM
Kim Kardashian was the highest bidder for Princess Diana’s Attallah Cross, forking out almost US$200,000 for it. Photos: TNS, Getty Images

Kim Kardashian splashes out on Princess Diana’s Attallah Cross

Kim Kardashian’s latest foray into historical fashion after wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress … here’s what you need to know about Princess Diana’s amethyst pendant

21 Jan 2023 - 12:30AM
Models present creations from the autumn/winter 2023-2024 collection by Louis Vuitton during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, on January 19. Photo: EPA-EFE

Paris Fashion Week 2023: 4 not-to-be-missed menswear shows, from LV to Ami

Grammy award-winning Spanish singer Rosalía entertained a star-studded crowd at LV show as other brands, including Rick Owens and Issey Miyake, also paraded designs for autumn/winter 2023-2024

20 Jan 2023 - 3:36PM
The RM 72-01 is known as a technically superior timepiece. Photos: Richard Mille

STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s snow-set RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph

Add some sparkle to your ensembles with Richard Mille’s snow-set RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph, a unisex watch model that is sure to stun on any occasion as a technically superior timepiece

20 Jan 2023 - 11:02AM
A model presents a creation during the Givenchy show as part of the menswear ready-to-wear autumn/winter 2023-2024 fashion week in Paris, on January 18. Photo: AFP

Paris Fashion Week 2023: 4 menswear highlights, from Givenchy to Saint Laurent

From an American Psycho-themed collection for LGN and Matrix-style garments with Saint Laurent to Matthew Williams’ sleek Givenchy wear, here’s what you missed at Paris Fashion Week 2023

19 Jan 2023 - 5:49PM
Channeling Chanel: the theme of the 2023 Met Gala is “In honour of Karl [Lagerfeld]“. The German designer died in early 2019. Photo: Reuters

The 2023 ‘Karl Lagerfeld’ Met Gala’s celebrity co-chairs, revealed

Designer Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion icon in his own right and created clothes for Chanel, Chloé and Fendi – so how will the likes of Blake Lively and Kim K interpret the theme at this year’s event?

19 Jan 2023 - 5:07PM
From NewJeans’ Danielle with Burberry and Dylan Wang with Louis Vuitton to BTS’ Jimin with Dior and Metawin “Win” Opas-iamkajorn with Prada, these Asian icons have just landed incredible luxury brand endorsements. Photos: @newjeans_official, @louisvuitton, @dior, @winmetawin/Instagram

7 hot new Asian luxury brand ambassadors, from BTS’ Jimin and Suga to Win

Asian stars from Dylan Wang to BTS’ Jimin are taking over international fashion powerhouses from Louis Vuitton to Dior – here are 7 new A-list endorsements to look out this year

19 Jan 2023 - 4:36PM