What about your coffee table?


Picture 1First published retrospective of Haskins’s work, this book combines B&W and color photographs from the early sixties onwards.  By juxtaposing images which are sometimes from different decades and themes, Haskins suprises us constantly.

Sam Haskins: Fashion Etcetera Standard edition $67.50. Tommy Hilfiger-designed capsule collection, available  in Tommy Hilfiger stores. $100.00.


PETER BEARD : A stunning journey into the world of Peter Beard

fo_beard_3d_01Peter Beard’s most important collages are included, along with hundreds of smaller-scale works and diaries, magnified to show every detail – from Beard’s meticulous handwriting and old-masters-inspired drawings to stones and bones and bits of animals pasted to the page.

If it’s not there yet, this book definitely belongs in your living room…

Peter Beard, Taschen $ 100.00.

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51RRXE9PG8L._SS400_With more than 140 of her best images reproduced in stunning tritone, including many never published before and others not seen since they appeared in the pages of the legendary Harper’s Bazaar of the 1950s, Lillian Bassman: Women offers a retrospective view of an extraordinary career in photography. At 92 and still hard at work, Bassman is a beloved figure in the pantheon of fashion photographers.

Lillian Bassman: Women, Abrams $50.00.



We definitely ♥ Kiehl’s

pp facial fuel eye de-puffer Kiehl’s newest baby, the Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, is going to rock your world!

If you aren’t willing to give up partying until dawn just yet, it’s fine…  Say “bye bye” distorted face and puffy eyes, this little goodie will erase all traces of last night’s decadence!

Don’t be surprised to find it in the men’s department – it’s supposedly for them. But hey, it’s just another brilliant  excuse to steal  your boyfriend’s stuff ;-).

No more wearing sunglasses in the office on rainy days!

Retail Price: 4.5 ml / $18.50.               For more info visit Kiehl’s website

Travel in Style!

Copyright 2009 Luxe Asia Limited
Copyright 2009 Luxe Asia Limited

Crème de la Crème of tour guides, “Luxe city guides” is a must-have.
Once you’ve tried, you’ll definitely get rid of your beloved Lonely Planet.

The hip, pocket sized, city guide will take you straight to the luxury essentials of any city. Trendy restaurants, beautiful shops, gorgeous boutique hotels…

For the perfect Christmas present go on the website to pick the cities of your choice and create your own personalized box-set!  🙂

Single guide $9,99. Box-set prices start at $75

Copyright: 2009 Luxe Asia limited
Copyright: 2009 Luxe Asia Limited

Let’s SEA !

Spring 2010

Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan are the talented duet behind the young clothing brand “SEA“. It is glamorous, affordable and chic; It’s to die for.  These young designers have got it all!

How do you find your inspiration?

Sean: The inspiration behind the line has always been Monica; her unique spirit and innate sense of style set the direction for the line.

Monica: This is something I talk about with Sean. We find an idea and then I start to go through magazines and fabrics. At some point, you slip into the moment and the collection begins to unfold naturally and our perspective crystallizes.

Who is the SEA girl?

Sean: We try to infuse our collections with a versatile vitality and hope that appeals to friendly, independent girls that want pieces they can style into a modestly provocative look.

Monica: We’d like to dress subtly sexy girls who can use our pieces to create a chic mystique look.

Which celebrity would you like to see wear SEA?

Sean: Chloe Sevigny

Monica: Sofia Coppola

NYC: Barneys, Sucre (Bleecker), Gargyle. PARIS: Montaigne Market, Franck et fils. LONDON: Oxygen Boutique, Mimi, Feather and Stich, Brown Focus. MONACO: MC Market.        info@sea-ny.com

Movie Stars hit Broadway this Fall …

… and apparently they are good !

Hamlet Jude Law “Hamlet”


After Miss Julie Sienna Miller ” After Miss Julie”


steadyrain Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman “A Steady Rain”


street car Cate Blanchett “A Streetcar Named Desire”


E.N.J.O.Y  !!!

Lillian Bassman: Women / Oct 22nd to Nov 19th, 2009

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Photography lovers won’t want to miss the exhibit of amazing photographer Lillian Bassman. By Playing with bleaching and blurring techniques in her darkroom, she transformed her work into extremely feminine, romantic and glamourous photographs.

Lillian Bassman is 92 years old and lives in the city.

To see some of her work click here.

Staley Wise Gallery. 560 Broadway. NYC- NY 10012

Exhibit from Oct 23rd to Nov 19th, 2009