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The Italian Job | Tomas Maier Bottega Veneta Interview | Grazia Luxury
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Built on the founding principles of impeccable craftsmanship, exquisite materials, perennial beauty and a healthy respect for tradition, Bottega Veneta is the quintessential poster brand for luxury that lasts a lifetime. We meet Tomas Maier, the engine-mater aesthete in charge of this well-oiled machine…

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The man, the myth, and the legend | Manolo Blahnik Interview | Grazia Luxury
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The man, the myth, and the legend | Manolo Blahnik Interview | Grazia Luxury

Designers don’t come more legendary – or more iconic – than Manolo Blahnik, the prolific footwear auteur who has had women everywhere under his spell for nearly five decades. To meet him is to understand why…

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Must Watch | Luxury Timepiece Shoot | Emirates Woman
Must Watch | Luxury Timepiece Shoot | Emirates Woman
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Must Watch | Luxury Timepiece Shoot | Emirates Woman

From old Hollywood-style diamonds to sci-fi tech-cessories, this season’s timepiece trends are essential viewing.

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We always thought that our headphones were missing a little bit of pizzazz. Evidently, a sentiment shared by Dolce & Gabbana, as proved by this season’s wonderfully ostentatious collaboration with luxury headphone brand Frends. Other incarnations incorporated giant fur trims, but we think the crown version commands the kind of attention we’re after. Running on the treadmill will never be the same again.

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Absolutely nothing that comes out of Miuccia Prada’s atelier is without some kind of intelligent underpinning. The queen of sassy subversion, she creates clothes that nod to political rhetoric and overflow with philosophical meaning – all with a cerebral message attached. But that’s not why we like this little fur jacket from her Resort collection. We like it because it’s stamped with 60s-style retro rocket ships that make us smile. It’s practically a superhero cape, and in the trying month of January, we could all do with one of those.

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