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  1. This is part of Alvin Goh’s Look Good, Feel Good column for STYLE.With Covid-19 causing havoc – including the repeated closure of beauty outlets in Hong Kong and elsewhere – many beauty businesses are cashing in on online sales. I have seen many ads on Facebook in which brands promote gadgets that claim to instantly transform your face shape after mere minutes of use.These are known as home HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) gadgets, and often seem too good to be true. So I called up Dr…
  2. If you’re experiencing Crazy Rich Asians withdrawal symptoms, Netflix’s new series Bling Empire is going to be right up your alley. The show premiered on January 15 and already promises to be seriously binge-worthy. Jeff Jenkins (executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians ) is at the helm, and the show follows Los Angeles’ wealthiest (and most wild) Asian and Asian-American socialites.While the cast of the new reality series has been kept under wraps by Netflix until now, we can…
  3. Florida, which is emerging as a growing tech and finance hub that could one day rival Wall Street, has been attracting scores of new residents amid the pandemic thanks to its sunnier vistas and lower taxes.The entire Trump family could make the already long list of people abandoning big cities for the Sunshine State even longer.Ivanka Trump’s severed ties – from Anna Wintour to Chelsea ClintonDonald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are house hunting in Jupiter, Florida. His ex…
  4. Since its founding in 1847, storied jewellery maison Cartier has created stunning pieces that have helped to define each era of jewellery making. Its success has been due in large part to its visionary creatives, the founder’s grandson Louis Cartier, and his muse and successor Jeanne Toussaint, who helped shape the maison’s style through the decades.Now, some of Cartier’s historic designs are once again made available through the new Tradition service, where the brand sources and refreshes…
  5. Nearly a month after making its debut on Netflix, Bridgerton has already swept more than 63 million households off their feet, and counting. Set in London in 1813, during the Regency era, this period drama chronicles the lives of debutantes as they come out and meet eligible bachelors. All the while, an anonymous gossip columnist unveils the scandals behind all the glitz and glamour.How does Bridgerton showrunner Shonda Rhimes spend her fortune?One reason that Bridgerton has captured viewers’…
  6. The branded residence juggernaut continues unabated, bringing more privileges to the well-heeled in ever more diverse locations around the world.A new report from Savills shows that the branded residence sector has grown by 170 per cent over the past 10 years, and that in spite of the wider economic turmoil, 2021 is poised to be another record year with more than 100 new schemes opening.By virtue of sheer numbers, cities like New York, Miami and Dubai still reign supreme, but Riyan Itani, head…
  7. Luxury goods company Louis Vuitton has raised prices for its products in South Korea – again – just eight months after the last increase.And unlike other luxury brands like Chanel or Hermès that adjust prices simultaneously across all of their global stores, Louis Vuitton has previously been known to increase prices only in Korea.Are the Louis Vuitton Horizon 2.0 earbuds really worth US$1,180?Perhaps unsurprisingly, the increased prices mainly affected local bestsellers. The price of the brand…
  8. Attending official engagements and travelling with some of the most powerful men in the world, American first ladies have played important roles in history over the years, dressing and accessorising impeccably as they assume their duties.Nancy Reagan campaigned against teenage drug abuse dressed in vibrant skirt suits and gold necklaces while Michelle Obama promoted healthy school lunches and got her hands dirty planting vegetables in the White House garden dressed in jeans and trainers – when…
  9. A top executive at Louis Vuitton and one of Bernard Arnault’s sons are set to take over management of Tiffany & Co. after the biggest acquisition in the luxury industry by LVMH.Anthony Ledru will become chief executive officer with Alexandre Arnault being responsible for products and communications inside the brand, the company announced on January 7. Ledru leads global commercial activities at Louis Vuitton, and Alexandre is currently in charge of LVMH-owned suitcase maker Rimowa.Louis Vuitton…
  10. Emirates is one of the few airlines still flying the Airbus A380, a dying breed of aircraft that will soon stop being produced by Airbus. But the world’s largest operator of the A380 isn’t giving up on the world’s largest passenger jet just yet. The Middle Eastern mega carrier unveiled a massive overhaul to its flagship aircraft that sees every cabin receiving enhancements and even the addition of a premium economy class, a first for 35-year-old Emirates. The first A380 complete with the…