Roberto Capucci Exhibit

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring 80 sculptural fashion creations by Italian designer Roberto Capucci in an exhibit called “Art Into Fashion.” Capucci is known for his wild and interesting use of silhouettes and structural design elements to create fashion that’s as much art as it is clothing. The exhibit marks the first survey of Capucci’s works in the …

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The “Astor-Aubéry de Frawenberg” Hours

The “Astor-Aubéry de Frawenberg” Hours, a beautiful Book of Hours is dating back to the 1500s goes up for auction at the Heritage Rare Books Auction on April 7. A Book of Hours is a medieval devotional book. These illuminated manuscripts are often illustrated and decorated with gold detail and are incredibly ornate and beautiful, many are in museums and …

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Shopaholic Chinese Tourists Drive Luxury Sales

Luxury brands all over the world are targeting the very easily approachable Chinese consumers from the mainland. According to a recent survey by reputed consultants Bain & Company more than half of all luxury-goods purchases by Chinese consumers last year (56%, or $13 billion) were made outside of China. $6.5 billion was spent in Hong Kong and Macau both special …

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World’s Most Expensive Real Estate

The world’s most expensive real estate market, according to a recent survey by the Global Property Guide, is Monte Carlo. Named “Mount Charles” after Prince Charles III of Monaco, Monte Carlo is a northern district in the city-state of Monaco and is home to the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the renowned Hôtel de Paris and the greater portion of the Curcuit …

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