Luxury is here to stay, crisis or not. Weekly luxury brands team up with famous artists, launch new products or open new hotels. We’d like to share the luxury industries’ news we think is worth sharing here weekly in the new section ‘Luxe Flash’. The Your Ambassadrice team curated the most noteworthy announcements here for you; dream on or start buying, booking or trying!
World’s First Personal Airport-Based Shopping Lounge
Now everyone who is flying in or out of Heathrow Airport can enjoy a personal shopping experience at terminal 2. It is a one-stop-shop where travelers, regardless of their class of travel, can shop from more than 400 outlets. When booking in advance customers can enjoy individually tailored appointments with a stylist in a private consultation suite (free of charge!). The exclusive personal shopping team is (very) international, speaking combined 38 languages. In the lounge you will find free Wi-Fi and an information display screen with updates about the latest flight details.
Angelina Jolie Joined Forces With Christian Louboutin
The famed red-bottom shoe designer and star Angelina Jolie teamed up in designing killer pumps! The shoes were inspired by the all evil Disney character Maleficent, resulting in striking wedges with transparent panels and a horn-like adornment on the heels. In October the shoes will be for sale to the public at four Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques. These spellbound heels, Malangeli, are limited and Mr. Louboutin will only be releasing 96 pairs! Given that Angelina Jolie is noted for her charity work it is not surprising that profits from the sales will be donated towards SOS children’s villages, an organization that helps orphaned and abandoned children.
Louis Vuitton pop-up store London
Louis Vuitton opened its first pop-up shop at London’s Dover Street Market. The pop-up store hosts a selection of the first fall/winter womenswear collection designed by Nicolas Ghesquière’s. At the boutique you will also find leather goods, shoes, jewelery and sunglasses, as seen on the runway. From September 1 to September 15, Louis Vuitton will take over the window display at Dover Street Market and showcase an exclusive artistic concept. The temporary store will run until October 14.
Denny: Smart bike of the future
The Teague Denny bike is the lucky winner of The Bike Design project and this means that it will go into production soon! The bike features a removable battery for charging, electric drive, automatic gears, storage and built-in locking. For the lazy ones or any uphill climbs there is a motor on the front of the bike that can add assistive drive force. The electric gears change automatically which allows the cyclist to remain at a steady pedal pace throughout the ride. The oblong shaped handlebars can be removed and used as a lock around a bike and an anchor point. Lighting is built-in, including break lights and turning signals. At the front of the bike there is flexible storage which allows to hold various shaped objects.
Nautilus: Hermès’ first ever pen
Hermes already had a stationery line, but up until now no writing instruments. Given the increasing popularity of electronic communication, Pierre-Alexis Dumas finds it’s now more than ever crucial to support the act of writing. He hired Marc Newson (Australian industrial designer)and Japan’s Pilot to create a pen that will fit smoothly into your hand. After three years of technical and creative collaboration, Hermes will launch the Nautilus pen this september. The cap-less pen is crafted from aluminium and stainless steel with a rhodium-plated white gold nib. The Nautilus pen comes in three classical colors ebony, carbon blue and red.