Candy-colored suede driving loafers from Manolo Blahnik for Spring 2012.
By EDWARD BARSAMIAN (New York Times
Known for its decadent baubles, the Milanese jewelry house Pomellato is adding something new and improvisational to its couture Pom Pom collection this spring. “Each piece embodies the freedom of creativity and is created around stones whose rarity, magnitude and irregular shapes render them unique,” the C.E.O., Andrea Morante, says. These additions to Pom Pom — which was introduced in 2007 — include 12 rings, 11 bracelets and 3 earrings set “in a more daring way, one that breaks the rules of traditional fine jewelry,” Morante says. Take, for example, the chandelier earrings, whose asymmetrical aquamarines are suspended almost haphazardly between pink sapphires and white diamonds, or the cocktail ring made of a cushion-cut red tourmaline bursting from a bed of flat, rose-cut diamonds. Each piece is one of a kind and timing is everything — the collection arrives at Bergdorf Goodman on March 15.
The Pom Pom collection starts at $28,700 and will be available at Bergdorf Goodman.
A Swiss watchmaker unveiled today what is believed to be the world's most expensive timepiece.
Hublot's new watch, which has a price tag of $5million, dazzles with a staggering 140 carats of diamonds, all set in white gold. The precious stones cover the entire face as well as the band. Six of the 1,292 diamonds weigh more than three carats each.
The amount of craftsmanship involved is also impressive. The company, which is owned by French fashion giant LVMH, revealed that it took 17 people 14 months to design and make the watch.