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  1. A fan of speed, luxury timepieces, sports cars or Swiss boats? You’re in luck! There’s two big bits of news to thumb up on: first, Ferrari gave a sneak peak into its new V12 motor. Meanwhile, luxury watchmaker Richard Mille partnered up with boat builder SP80 in a bid to break the world sailing speed record. Read on to find out the details that will get your heart thumping.Mercedes-Benz EQS electric car has 100km more range than Tesla’s Model S –is this the luxury EV to beat?Richard Mille’s…
  2. The Grammys won’t be seeing any of The Weeknd’s music in the foreseeable future.The global superstar reaffirmed his position in an interview with Variety, despite the Recording Academy’s moves to get rid of the secret committees that have been blamed for shutting the Starboy singer out of nominations for the Grammys that were presented in March.10 times it got awkward when celebrities met the British royal familyThe Grammys are the latest high-profile entertainment awards to come under scrutiny…
  3. As the world enters its second year of the pandemic – and its subsequent reshuffle of the global rich list – China has come out on top, surpassing the US to be crowned the country with the highest number of billionaires for the first time in history.It is also home to the most self-made entrepreneurs who are women in the world. Based on research by the Hurun Research Institute, China currently has a total of 85 female billionaires. These are five women – not all of them self-made – jostling for…
  4. When New York Post reporter Laura Italiano tweeted this week she was resigning because of an inaccurate article she was allegedly asked to write about Vice-president Kamala Harris, angry Harris supporters swarmed her.“I think I missed your apology to the vice-president,” one person commented on her tweet. Italiano was experiencing the sting of the so-called “KHive” – Harris’ fiercely loyal online fan group that has been celebrating as well as defending the vice-president ever since she became…
  5. This article is part of STYLE’s Luxury Column …A recent and thought-provoking article by Kaitlyn Tiffany in The Atlantic raises the prospect of a worrying social media trend: “The internet has decided that Pfizer is significantly cooler than Moderna – but why?” The article describes a growing tendency, particularly on TikTok, to rank the vaccines according to their cool factor.Here’s how Apple, Peloton and China’s Keep are disrupting fitness and apparel marketsSad new for me, as it turns out,…
  6. Michael Jackson fans, followers and heirs celebrated this week when a US tax court handed a major victory to the late pop star’s estate following a years-long battle, finding that the IRS wildly inflated the value of Jackson’s assets and image, leading to an estate tax bill for his heirs that was far too high.The IRS had put the value of three disputed aspects of Jackson’s worth at the time of his 2009 death at about US$482 million. In his decision, issued Monday, Judge Mark Holmes put that…
  7. Daring collaborations and brands revamping classic must-haves for new times are always a source of delightful surprise to fashion watchers the world over. Here STYLE has handpicked some of the season’s most exciting launches that you wouldn’t want to miss.Are these the most successful fashion collaborations ever?Saint Laurent’s new Lifestyle line brings French chic into the homeSaint Laurent has introduced its Lifestyle line as creative director Anthony Vaccarello expands the brand to chic…
  8. Yvonne Chapman is having too much fun playing the mysterious assassin, Zhilan, on The CW’s breakout hit series, Kung Fu – which has just been renewed for a second season. Whether she is showcasing her martial arts skills or her shrewdness, the Canadian actress has viewers riveted.Now that the show is finished with its first season, Chapman had the time to talk exclusively with STYLE about her enthusiasm for the bad girl role. 5 Asian actresses who made it in Hollywood“I am having a blast…
  9. The world of horology is flashing us its latest luxury launches that got our eyes to twinkle. Today STYLE has selected the latest luxury timepieces that you would not want to miss, from Omega’s 2020 Olympics special to Gucci’s first foray into high watches.Is an Apple Watch really better than a Swiss timepiece?Gucci goes watchThis year marks the 100th anniversary for Italian luxury brand Gucci, and the house has chosen this moment to add watchmaking to its expansive portfolio. In fact it…
  10. Real estate predictions are one thing; hindsight, quite another.After collecting data on global property buying trends during the pandemic year, property technology company Juwai IQI has gleaned the following insights.The United States is back on top as the most searched location by Asia-based buyers in 2020. Having slipped down to fourth place in 2019, it appears that caution around US-Sino trade tensions was not long lasting. Georg Chmiel, Juwai IQI co-founder and group executive chairman,…