Cartier just released Shape Your Time™, a display of raw energy and emotion brought to life by Bruno Aveillan, with dreamlike aesthetics that launch Cartier into the stratosphere of the finest watchmaking traditions, while casting them onwards into the future.

A film dedicated to entrepreneurs, visionaries, creative and passionate people who, like the founders of Cartier, are connected to the world of tomorrow...

90 seconds in which the viewer dives deep into Cartier time, from the first inventions – today’s grand classics – to the latest concept watches that show the watchmaking of tomorrow. It is a journey of eternal pioneers through the secrets of workshops, all driven by the rhythm of gear trains and mechanisms in motion.

Since I first discovered Moynat's universe in August 2013, it seems that a million - good - things have happened to the brand: exciting collaborations (like this one with Krug), cool new designs, clever store openings...

Back in July, I was invited to preview the beautiful new Aria Collection by De Beers, during the Haute Couture Week in Paris.

This week, The “Jeweller of Light” unveils a brand new advertising campaign, that will launch later this year. Featuring model Andreea Diaconu, the campaign is shot by Mary McCartney as a new step in the collaboration between De Beers and Mary which began with the on-going “Moments in Light” programme that celebrates talented women.

In 1914, Cartier created its first panther-spot motif on a wristwatch. Inspired by nature, its black and white abstract onyx and diamond paving inaugurated the use of flecking in jewellery and pioneered the contrasts of the future Art Déco style. That same year, Louis Cartier ordered a “Lady with panther” from French illustrator and painter George Barbier. 

For Cartier, the first panther woman was Jeanne Toussaint, Louis Cartier’s close collaborator and muse.

It's official : Karl Lagerfeld now has his own corner at Galeries Lafayette. 

Unveiled on Tuesday evening, the arrival of the designer at the world famous department store was launched with the reveal of an XXL drawing he imagined and made especially for the occasion. 

The spectacular 10 x 7 meter drawing is installed for the public under the dome of Galeries Lafayette in Paris until September 17...

The tone is set : for its new century, the Plaza Athénée will remain true to the appearance and essence that its current guests are so familiar with, whilst its style update will for sure appeal to newer generations.
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Chanel will be one of the 8 official High Jewelry Maisons to introduce exceptionnal creations at the upcoming Paris 2014 Biennale, from 11th to 21st September.

Like Chaumet and a few other Maisons, Chanel introduced part of their creations for the Biennale during the last Paris couture week, earlier in July. The theme ? « Café Society », that I had the privilege to preview and shoot.

This week saw the launch of My Burberry, the most significant new fragrance from Burberry to date. Inspired by a London garden after the rain, My Burberry takes its name from the affectionate way in which people refer to their Burberry trench coat.

Here she is!

After the past days buzz, it’s now official: the highly-anticipated collector doll, Barbie Lagerfeld, will be available on Monday, September 29, 2014 in limited quantities (only 999 dolls will be produced) through exclusive retail channels including NET-A-PORTER.COM, select KARL LAGERFELD retail stores, TheBarbieCollection.com, and Colette in Paris.

De Beers was among the jewellers to introduce their latest creations during Paris’ couture week last month. I have been following the Maison for a while now – I had the privilege to meet Andrew Coxon, President of the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, last year ; and was really anticipating this private presentation.
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