The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was always hampered by one thing – no, I'm not talking about VW Phaeton’s platform, because that was excellent and gave the driver huge confidence. The thing that hampered the car was the fact it was called Continental, meaning it shared a lot in common with its (cheaper) two-door sibling the Continental GT – it was a version of that model with two extra doors. Now, though, the new model has gained a more distinct body and a new name - the Flying Spur full stop. MotorTrend magazine flew all the way to China to find out what the new Flying Spur is all about. Enjoy.
This season Christian Louboutin has worked up its signature Rollerboy Spikes in camouflage-print pony hair for a new take on the luxe-cum-punk shoes. The loafer silhouette gets a predominantly brown camo upper punctuated by the bold use of gold-colored studs across the entire shoe. Complementing the special exterior is a rich leather lining inside along with black piping on the edges of the shoes. Available now at the Christian Louboutin online store for $1,495 USD.
Over 400 guests -including Zhang Zi Yi, Choi Si Won, Sandra Ng, Zhang Zi Lin, international model He Sui and socialite Pansy Ho - attended the cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the new Giorgio Armani store in Hong Kong on Canton Road. Guests were entertained by a VIP dinner at SKY100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and were given a private viewing of the Eccentrico exhibition, a showcase of 51 dresses and accessories from the Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani Privé Collections, dating from 1985 to the latest season, for the first time also including a unique selection of cosmetics and fragrances. A selection of hand drawn sketches from the Eccentrico Exhibition were revealed for the occasion.
Welcome to the Style Clinic. We're grateful for the sartorial queries you have sent to Mr. Porter thus far - please keep them coming. Alternately, you can send a letter to the address here. Our enquiry this week is from African pharmaceutical executive Mr Willem D van Niekerk, who wants to stay cool in the heat while still looking the business. Click on the video above to see how we advise him. Enjoy.
If the gorgeous Toronto born Nadia Dawn looks familiar to you, it's probably because you've seen her in videos from artists ranging from Shaggy to Ozzy Osbourne. The actress of Egyptian descent is also making the rounds as an actress and on a new show she co-producing/hosting called Supermodel Showdown - think America's Next Top Model meets Survivor. Get more information on the show from her Twitter page and checkout Nadia's sexy photo gallery after the jump. [See More]
Woodland Hills was crowded with celebrities, VIPs and enthusiasts on May 30th, all in town to celebrate the debut of Lamborghini‘s newest dealership.Those on hand at the celebration were able to view the Italian brand’s newest super sports cars, including the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, the Gallardo LP 560-2 50th Anniversary Edition and a Super Trofeo race car. Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, as well as Lamborghini America COO, Michael Lock, were both present at the stylish reception; haute cuisine was provided by Ink’s Michael Voltaggio.The new 3,880 square feet showroom is located on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
It isn’t too often that we see a luxury automaker produce accessories to further accentuate the exteriors of their instantly recognizable and already well-admired cars. Naturally, when Mercedes-Benz chose to produce such an accessory for their cars, they wanted to refrain from adding something that could be seen as garish and keep it decidedly simple. The Illuminated Star is none other than just that, a simple LED-infused Mercedes-Benz logo that illuminates the radiator grille of the vehicle. The star can currently be outfitted on the GL-Class MY13+, M-Class MY12+, E-Class MY14+ or CLS MY06+ models, but the carmaker hopes to extend availability to other models in the near future.
Dissatisfied with the V8 Vantage, or its bigger brother with the V12 engine? Then meet Aston Martin‘s newest monster – the V12 Vantage S. While the name to most would normally denote fancier interior trim and a lightened body, the British masterpiece manufacturer have disregarded rival companies’ traditions and decked out this new release with a revised 6.0-liter V12 engine now outputting 565 horsepower, a new seven-speed “hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission” with race-spec software, and enhanced three-stage adaptive damping in its suspension. More noteworthy however is the improved top speed that now pushes this sports coupé past the 200mph milestone, a feat accomplished by only one other car in the Aston Martin family – the seven-figured special edition super car One-77. With a projected price tag of around $200,000 USD and a release in early 2014, this once touted “Baby Aston” seems to have grown up into a bona fide brute.
Touted as the “highest performing street-legal electric vehicle ever made,” the Mission RS Motorcycle aims to attract a field of riders who not only desire top performance but also a totally sustainable machine. This revolutionary two-wheeler is designed to match the aesthetics of Mission’s e-power bike that blew its competition out of the water at 2011’s FIM/TTXGP e-power race at Laguna Seca in California. The RS is powered by the company’s InfiniteDrive powertrain that delivers over 160hp, a sub 3-second 0-60 time, a top speed of 150 mph, and a range of 140 miles. Further enhancements include Ohlins FGRT forks, BST carbon fiber wheels, and a 7-inch, internet-connected touchscreen that offers turn-by-turn directions, an integrated HD camera with telemetry overlay, wireless HUD integration, and much more. With only 40 available, the Mission RS Motorcycle comes with a very appropriate price tag of $56,500 USD, especially when one considers it is both eco-friendly and technologically intelligent.
Continuing to offer unique takes on a range of classic footwear silhouettes, Miami’s Del Toro has crafted a pair of Blue Seersucker & Navy Suede Wingtips for the season at hand. Utilizing a traditional wingtip model, the design employs light blue and white striped seersucker along the quarter panels and vamp as navy suede adorns the heel, toe and eyestay. Handmade in Italy and complete with a sky blue Micro Featherweight sole unit and waxed navy rope laces, the summertime kicks can be picked up in-store and online now for $325 USD.