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Karl Lagerfeld Opens First London Boutique


German luxury fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has opened his first London boutique – and his 19th across the world.

Situated on London’s prestigious Regent Street, the store held a star-studded launch attended by such renowned figures from the fashion world as Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Amber Le Bon and David Gandy.

Billed as offering “accessible luxe” the new store boasts a wide selection from Lagerfeld’s clothing range as well as accessories including iPhone covers, tokidoki toy dolls, Union Jack pillows and neon light installations.

The store also features iPads in the fitting rooms pre-loaded with Karl-inspired photo filters to allow customers to take ‘selfies’.

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1933, Lagerfeld has grown to become one of the world’s most famous fashion designers, artists and photographers. Over the years he has worked with renowned fashion brands including Chanel, Fendi and Chloé.

The Bright Crystal Absolu Fragrance by Versace


Iconic Italian fashion house Versace have created an updated version of its Versace Bright Crystal perfume.

First launched in 2006, the new edition – called Bright Crystal Absolu – is the creation of Alberto Morillas, the brainchild behind the original fragrance.

Bright Crystal Absolu is housed in a fuchsia glass bottle with an elegant jewel-like cap and a box bedecked in a distinctive Versace pattered design.  The perfume’s scent is said to hit the nose with bright yuzu and pomegranate notes, with a floral and raspberry heart, and a musky drydown with deep acajou wood.

An advertising campaign shot by Peruvian fashion legend Mario Testino and featuring South African model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel has already been launched to promote the new fragrance.

Versace’s Bright Crystal Absolu will be available in Europe and North American in the first half of 2014. Founded by Gianni Versace in Italy in 1978, Versace has grown to become one of the world’s most famous fashion brands.

Louis Vuitton Launch Montaigne Bag


Louis Vuitton have created a striking new bag named after one of Paris’s most famous fashion thoroughfares.

Available in three sizes, the Montaigne bag, which takes its name from Avenue Montaigne in Paris, features a classic and timeless shape as well as the signature Luis Vuitton ‘LV’ monogram print.

The bag features an array of exotic materials including cowhide leather trims, gleaming brass hardware and a rich burgundy microfiber lining.

A sleek and structured exterior is combined with a spacious and compartmentalised interior, making it an ideal bag for an on-the-move working woman. The Montaigne bag is priced at $2,130, $2,270, and $2,420, depending on the size.

Founded in France in 1854, Louis Vuitton has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned luxury brands.