Natalie Portman, the famed oscar-winning American actress and worldwide partner of the brand since 2011, unveils the first watch designed and created together with Richard Mille, embodied in the Tourbillon RM 19-01 Natalie Portman. For this first collaboration, Natalie Portman set her mind on an image combining strong associations and complex undertones expressed by a diamond studded and encrusted tracery based upon the image of a spider. A mistress of fate and weaver of reality, the spider is the symbol of the soul but also freedom. The RM19-01 manual winding tourbillon caliber is assembled around a black rhodium-plated, 18K white gold black sapphire set baseplate, a first for Richard Mille. The spider within the movement, also in 18K white gold and delicately set with diamonds, forms an integral part of the movement, with the abdomen of the spider actually supporting the bridges of the tourbillon, and its legs supporting the two winding barrels.
Shop Richard Mille’s new RM 19-01 Tourbillon Natalie Portman at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
As part of a world tour to celebrate 275 years of history, Jaquet Droz brings the Enchanted Journey Exhibit this fall to the Tourbillon boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
After tremendous success in Moscow, Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, the Jaquet Droz masterpieces will soon arrive in the US, allowing this sophisticated audience to appreciate all the facets of Swiss watchmaking and understand how the brand manages to preserve its heritage.
This journey through time sheds light on the relationship between Classic 18th century and contemporary works. Timeless icons, unique automatas and exclusive models from its artistic workshop, reveal the beauty of hand engraved and miniature painted legendary timepieces. The most innovative timekeeping mechanisms sit side-by-side with the simple elegance of enamel or the luster of precious stones and pearls, and magnificent minerals used in custom-made dials.
For the amazement of visitors, on opening day, a Jaquet Droz’ master artist will be demonstrating the skillful artistry of hand engraving and miniature painting on watch dials at the Tourbillon Boutique.
These most outstanding Jaquet Droz creations can be admired from September 30th to November 12th, 2014, after which they will travel to the Middle East and Europe
Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she’s getting pearls.
Lucky for her, though, they aren’t just any random, lustrous spherical masses; instead they are from the creator of cultured pearls, Mikimoto. The brand’s Crystals boutique is one of four stores to debut the Hello Kitty x Mikimoto collection this month. Inspired by Kitty White’s signature red ribbon, 11 pieces are available to us girls who can’t get enough of the cat, (or girl, depending on if you believe recent reports that HK is not a feline but instead a little girl).
Favorites include the 7 mm Akoya cultured pearl pendant with a red enamel bow set in 18-karat white gold, the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl earrings with yellow enamel bows set in 18-karat white gold and the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl bangle set in sterling silver, available in small, medium and large.
Load up on these precious baubles and then hop to Los Angeles for a grand celebration during the first Hello Kitty Con, October 30 to November 2, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Coinciding with this, there will be a special exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum called Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (October 11-April 26, 2015). Koreatown’s Line Hotel will feature special Hello Kitty packages and room amenities and host her big birthday bash on November 1. Vanguard chef Roy Choi will even offer a Hello Kitty SPAM® Musubi through the hotel’s room service menu.
She may entering her fourth decade, but she doesn’t look a day over 5 years old and she is worth billions … what more could a girl ask for? Pearls, you say? She’s got those, too! It is good to be the top cat after all.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells
From the sleek and futuristic to the street art found throughout New York and the pure, beachy flair found on the coast of California, New York Fashion Week not only brought personality but personal inspirations to each Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
This season, Porsche Design’s creative director Thomas Steinbrueck labeled his show “Zentech” and riffed on elemental Japanese minimalism with an enthusiastic does of futuristic style. For the women, a palette full of navy’s and neutrals, he teamed tube tops with flowing, high-waisted trousers, figure-hugging shell tops with plunging necklines and a draped maxi shirtdress. For the men, Steinbrueck fashioned up cargo jackets with collarless white shirts, baggy shorts and attractive ribbed knit sweaters.
From the sleek yet futuristic to the street art inspired Donna Karan collection. “Time to show your colors and paint the town with urban chic.” With black and white scribble print skirts and high-waisted pants paired with structured bras, to the vibrant red V-neck dresses and belted shirtdresses in indigo and ivory – the entire collection looked fresh throughout all the prints and embroideries.
From the east coast art to the inspiration of her glamorous vacations spent in California and the South of France, Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2015 collection provided a glimpse into her pure, beachy, unadulterated fun lifestyle with uplifting colors of yellows, tranquil blues and blush pinks. Channeling a coastal sensibility, Nanette Lepore created a laid-back attitude with zesty opening shirtdress with multiple pockets along with silk slips and sporty swimsuits.
View all the fabulous looks here.
In her new role as Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof took the measure of the city—its power, energy and daring—and captured it in the graphic Tiffany T.
Born in New York, Tiffany T is an icon for a new era. Amfitheatrof dedicates it to the world’s great cities and the global travelers who gravitate to art and culture—and the edge, where creativity sparks change. The graphic angles and clean lines of Tiffany T create a message that is bold, unapologetically modern and fueled by an American ethos of design. The collection designs a symbol for modern life and the relentless energy that flows through New York and drives art and culture around the world.
Tiffany artisans are the master builders of Amfitheatrof’s brilliant play of angles and curves. Their skill with 18 karat gold—rose, yellow and white—and sterling silver gives Tiffany T the strength of architecture with which it travels from chic to sublime. Minimal bracelets and monumental cuffs perfectly contour the wrist. Multiple chains of varied lengths and elegant pendants drape the neckline. Rings stack seamlessly and earrings move with grace. Altogether, Tiffany T is a rich mix of options, layered in striking looks of pure ease and sensuality.
Shop the Tiffany T Collection at the Tiffany & Co. boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.