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Twins Effect: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 7

Just when you thought it wouldn’t be possible for jeweler and watchmaker Harry Winston to surpass its previous tourbillon wristwatches, the American house continues to push – and break – the limits of traditional watchmaking theory with its seventh edition: the Histoire de Tourbillon 7. The Swatch Group-owned brand drew a lot of attention with this timepiece at BaselWorld 2016 and we definitely think it is one of the star pieces of the year. RELATED ARTICLE: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/christopher-designs/ The Histoire de Tourbillon model – as the name suggests – is a timepiece series focused on tourbillons. Harry Winston has explored several variations on this theme; last year’s iteration saw a tri-axial tourbillon and previously, a double tourbillon. This year, the watchmaker explores the bi-axial tourbillon – with a twist in that there’s now two, both identical. Since the bi-axial tourbillons are both identical, let’s look at how one works. First of all, the term bi-axial tourbillon simply means that there are two cages here instead of the usual one and that both rotate on different axes. There is still just one balance, hairspring, pallet fork and escape wheel. In the case of the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 7, the cage that…

First Numarine 32XP Superyacht Sold

One lucky Northern European client is now the proud owner of the first brand new Numarine 32XP superyacht. The client is no stranger to the yacht manufacturer, having been listed as a repeat client. The model joins the Explorer series — other models in the series are the 24- and 40XPs. Designed by Can Yalman, the superyacht boasts Numarine’s signature striking lines and attention to detail. The 32 meter yacht is able to house 12 guests in its six cabins, which also includes a full-width owner’s cabin while featuring a host of luxurious amenities and three crew cabins. With a steel hull and two CAT C18 Acert engines, the yacht has a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising range of 3,000 nm. The interior of the 300-tonne yacht is one that provides guests with space to relax and unwind. Working together with Dutch company Silent Line Group, the Numarine 32XP uses the latest insulation technology in sound absorbing and blocking, keeping noise to a minimum. In doing so, the yacht promises guests a quiet and comfortable journey. The manufacturer, founded by Omer Malaz, built the Numarine 32XP in its high performance motoryacht shipyard based in Istanbul. The manufacturers’…

Giorgio Armani Designs for Neon Demon

Giorgio Armani delves into the world of filmmaking once again for Neon Demon, a thriller starring Elle Fanning and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. This adult fairy tale tells of aspiring supermodels chasing youth and beauty in Los Angeles, with a focus on the doe-eyed protagonist Jesse’s (Fanning’s character) downward spiral. The movie sees her dressed in an Emporio Armani metallic blue strapless top with a matching skirt in the movie’s opening scene, and several other outfits from the designer throughout the film. RELATED ARTICLE: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/chic-beauty-editorial-kilian-saks/ “I was lucky to have access to such a unique collection of beautiful pieces that helped elevate the look of the film,” explained costume designer Eric Benach, who received a Costume Designers Guild Awards Nomination for her work on the Oscar-nominated film Drive, also directed by Refn. Armani’s accolades in Hollywood costume design started in 1980, where he dressed Richard Gere in American Gigolo and subsequently other movies like The Untouchables, Ocean’s Thirteen, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Wolf of Wall Street

Karlie Kloss Named New Face of Swarovski

The torch has now been passed to another supermodel, and we can’t wait for what’s in store. Related Article: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/christopher-designs/ Karlie Kloss: Model, entrepreneur and now face of Swarovski. She has graced runways around the world and was also one of Victoria’s Secret angels so it is no wonder that Kloss is taking over from Miranda Kerr. From September, she will grace the brand’s campaigns in its bid to conquer the North American market. The outdoor, television, print and digital campaigns are amongst the many ways in which the Austrian jeweler is planning to make its presence known in the region. A tried and tested formula, enlisting the help of an instantly recognisable face is a tactic they used when breaking into the Australian market. Swarovski’s Creative Director Nathalie Colin commented on the news saying, “Karlie is someone young women look up to — her use of social media makes her accessible to a broad audience…. Karlie has an innate understanding of the digital world; we can’t wait to leverage her creativity to share inspiring stories about our jewelry and capture those emotional moments in life.” Her first order of business as the new face of Swarovski? Being able to pronounce…

“NEW” Disney x Coach limited-edition collection now available

Two of America’s favourite classics have joined forces for the most magical collection ever. Related Article: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/luxe-luggage-article-minku-katie-pegler/ We’ve seen Mickey Mouse on many a fashion collaboration, but none quite as adorable as this one. As part of a series of exclusive projects that celebrate Coach’s 75th anniversary and the American pop culture, the iconic Disney star makes an appearance on a vibrant collection of leather goods and apparel. “Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon,” said Stuart Vevers. “I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.” Some of the highlights of the collection include a studded leather jacket with Mickey’s instantly recognisable silhouette, and our favourite: a bright, bold snap-top purse with giant Mickey ears. Collectible pieces like black leather Mickey dolls and shearling beanbags are also part of the series. The Disney x Coach limited-edition collection is available at the following Coach stores: Wisma Atria, Paragon, Takashimaya and Marina Bay Sands from June 24. The Disney x…

Christie’s Sells Cullinan Dream, Sets New Record

Related Article: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/christopher-designs/ Back in May, the auction house Christie’s announced the sale of the fancy intense blue diamond called the Cullinan Dream. At 24.18 carats, the diamond was regarded as a rare find. Now, the diamond holds the title as the most expensive fancy intense blue diamond to be sold. Fetching more than $25 million, the diamond was auctioned at Christie’s on Thursday in New York. Classified as a Type llb diamond, the Cullinan Dream comes from the 122.52-carat rough blue diamond found in the Cullinan Mines of South Africa. The largest of four diamonds to be found, the diamond falls into a rare category that accounts for less than one-half of the 1% of all diamonds found. Its unique color is the result of small amounts of boron being trapped in the crystal carbon structure during the formation of the diamond. The Cullinan Dream is now set as a cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut fancy intense blue diamond and is flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond. Other well-known diamonds that have been mined from the Cullinan mine include the 3,106-carat rough diamond that is known as the Cullinan Diamond. This rough diamond was then cut into two magnificent…

October Opening: Soneva Jani Resort Maldives

Related Article: http://www.chicmetropolitan.com/chic-real-estate-miami-lenny-kravitzs-former-miami-beach-mansion-sale-25million/ The splendid blue vistas of the Maldives have captured many a traveler’s imagination, since ancient times, and are the primary draw for the multitude of resorts there, including the soon-to-be-open Soneva Jani resort. With 24 water villas and one island villa, as well as a great host of features and facilities, this could be a great place to witness the best of the Maldives at your own leisure once it opens for business in October.   There are many things to do over at the Soneva Jani. Features include a spa, a dive center, an observatory, a children’s den, an organic garden – and even a special outdoor cinema called the Cinema Paradiso (you know, like the movie). This ‘silent cinema’ is special in that every guest will be given Bluetooth earphones while watching their movies so that the wildlife in the area isn’t disturbed by the noise.   “Soneva Jani is a place of incredible natural beauty. The waters in the lagoon have the most vibrant shades of blue that I have not seen anywhere else in the Maldives… the villas are stunning and include all attention to detail that Soneva is renowned for” said Soneva General…

ADVENTURE in Northern California Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

***Our Chic Metropolitan Editors want 1st and foremast to thank the amazing team of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for the amazing treatment they give the animals at the park. The animals look so happy to be a part of the experience. We think that some Zoos should take a lesson from the team at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom*** Our Chic Metropolitan Editors are on a mission to help you give your CHIC ADVENTUROUS SIDE a turn.   They heard about the animals and rides of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. They also heard about the park has opened up the highly anticipated ride: THE JOKER. Chic ADVENTUROUS SIDE rating: A+ What separates this theme to be one of the best in the World is because of the amazing rollercoaster paired with some of the best animals in the world. ANIMALS! Experience one-of-a-kind animal encounters throughout the park. It’s not every day you can get eye-to-eye with a walrus, feed a giraffe by hand or even see a tiger swim. Our Editors pick of ANIMALS The Elephants steal the show. They can dance, stand on one foot and even do HAND STANDS. Yes, HAND STANDS. You can set up…

Chic Real Estate Interview with Amy Dginguerian

CHIC REAL ESTATE LOS ANGELES  Interview with the Editor   PHOTOGRAPHER: Joshua Michael Shelton STYLING/ART DIRECTION: Annette Dominguez-O’Hair BIOS: Amy Dginguerian ACCREDITED CRS, E-PRO, SRES AND ABR SPECIALIST. Most people know Amy Dginguerian from her time in front of the camera as an actress, model, recording artist and host, or behind the lens as a Producer in Hollywood. Amy built her Hollywood career with a simple strategy; be professional, be persistent, be courteous and be honest. Amy’s hard work and determination took her from starring roles on TV and Film, to gracing the covers and inside of hundreds of magazines to Campaigns for some of the biggest companies in the world. She is also a 2-time Billboard Recording artist and also an Author. Amy turned that passion into Career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. She has been given the title of Agent of the Week for her growing firm over 15 times as well as Agent of the Year 2014. Amy is an Accredited Stager as well as en E-Pro certified Real Estate Agent, making her the best when it comes to marketing a home. Amy also has a team of Top HD photographers, Drone video operators and…

A Moment of Silence for Orlando

A WAY TO MAKE ALL THOSE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ACTUALLY CHANGE SOMETHING   A U.S. congressman boycotted the House’s moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre on Monday evening, saying that the symbolic gesture doesn’t honor the victims, it “mocks them.” “The Moments of Silence in the House have become an abomination. God will ask you, ‘How did you keep my children safe?’ Silence,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) wrote in a series of tweets. A similar sentiment was echoed by the Dalai Lama, who was in Washington on Monday for a talk about ending violent conflicts at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He began by asking for a moment of silence for the Orlando victims, but when the silence was broken, he warned that prayer without action would not bring about real change. “Without action just sit and prayer, prayer, prayer,” he said. “I’m quite skeptical.” The Tibetan monk made similar remarks after the November 2015 Paris terror attacks, when the hashtag #PrayForParis spread across social media. “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers,” he told a German newspaper. “I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and…