telegraph.co.uk Archives - 31 July 2015, Friday

  • Jane Birkin orders Hermes to rename 'Birkin bag'

    Jane Birkin orders Hermes to rename ‘Birkin bag’ -

    telegraph.co.uk 28 Jul '15, 7pm

    In a statement issued on Tuesday evening Birkin said, "Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name. “I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to inter...

  • Inspired by travel and full of exotic colours, Vuitton's new jewellery takes a trip

    Louis Vuitton's great escape

    telegraph.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 10am

    As far as aesthetic and artistic movements go, I’m more fascinated layman than expert. Art Nouveau I pretty much have sussed. Art Deco I get – not least because everything I’m most attracted to, be it furniture, textiles, jewellery or vintage fashion – usually hails from that era, as ...

  • Arsenal vs Singapore Select XI: Five things we learned

    Arsenal vs Singapore Select XI: Five things we learned

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 4pm

    Chuba Akpom will get further chances this season Six months ago and Akpom had reached a crossroads in his Arsenal career. He would be out of contract at the end of the season and, amid interest from clubs across Europe, only committed himself to a new deal until 2019 when he received ...

  • Arsenal vs Singapore Select XI, pre-season friendly: live

    Arsenal vs Singapore Select XI, pre-season friendly: live

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 8am

    All eyes, though, will be on Cech to deliver in an Arsenal shirt after his controversial move to north London from rivals Chelsea There are plenty of Arsenal fans in Singapore Wenger said: "I'm happy to be in Singapore. I have been here before, I know it's a very good place, a very sa...

  • Video: Arsenal away kit launch: live stream

    telegraph.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 8am

    Not content with the home kit launch extravaganza they put on at the Emirates stadium, Arsenal have decided to go one better for their away shirts and travel all the way to Singapore to release them. Of course, that's not strictly true, as they'd have been over there anyway. But eithe...

  • Designer 'handbag' dogs dumped as the tiny pets go out of fashion

    Designer 'handbag' dogs dumped as the tiny pets go out of fashion

    telegraph.co.uk 13 Jul '15, 1pm

    But when owners realise how much care, attention and exercise they need they decide they cannot cope and give them away. The study found the number of "handbag" dogs handed in to the Blue Cross has increased by 120 per cent in the last five years. The charity is now urging potential o...

  • Radley fields calls from international shoppers: Private equity owners of english luxury handbag chain begin a...

    Radley fields calls from international shoppers

    telegraph.co.uk 11 Jul '15, 7pm

    Radley is known for its colourful designs Justin Stead, the former boss of the retailer behind Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland, and Goldsmith jewellery chain, joined Radley in April and asked the owners to give him 120 days to conduct a a strategy review. Mr Stead helped sell Au...

  • Meet Nicola Robinson, the #Hermès handbag hunter @maialuxury

    Meet Nicola Robinson, the Hermès handbag hunter -

    telegraph.co.uk 04 Jul '15, 8am

    Years ago, when I first became a fashion editor, I (very) briefly contemplated buying an Hermès Kelly bag. Then I looked at the price – £1,700 – and compared it with my monthly pay-check. Say no more. How was it possible for a bag that was, in essence, so boring-looking your granny mi...

  • Video : Chanel celebrates its new Girl

    telegraph.co.uk 29 Jun '15, 12pm

    The chunky Boy bag captured the hearts of fashion editors, bloggers and street style stars the world over; now Karl Lagerfeld introduces the Girl Chanel bag, a play on the Parisian brand’s iconic tweed jacket. Complete with cuffs, sleeves, buttons, pockets and a collar, the Girl bag i...

  • Raffles Jakarta hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia: review

    telegraph.co.uk 29 Jun '15, 10am

    The first of a slew of new luxury hotels to arrive in Jakarta, Raffles has staked its claim in the rapidly-rising Central Business District. From the outside, it looks like just another shiny new skyscraper, but inside, the fantastical artworks of Henra Gunawan have transformed the in...

  • Tunisia attack: glasses case in handbag 'saved Briton's life'

    Tunisia attack: glasses case in handbag ‘saved Briton’s life’ - Telegraph

    telegraph.co.uk 27 Jun '15, 8pm

    Tunisia attack: latest updates A British man has said that his wife’s life may have been saved during the Tunisia terrorist attacks by the presence of a case for her glasses in her handbag, Speaking from his hospital bed, Tony Callaghan, a police worker, showed the damaged glasses cas...

  • Standard Life closes Singapore branch

    Standard Life closes Singapore branch

    telegraph.co.uk 25 Jun '15, 1pm

    Investments boss Keith Skeoch is taking over as chief executive in August Customers will receive the higher of the total of all contributions received by Standard Life and any bonus allocation, plus an 8pc enhancement paid into the plan, or the plan value plus that 8pc. The closure co...

  • Secretary steals £1,000 handbag she was 'obsessed' with from Fortnum and Mason

    Secretary steals £1,000 handbag she was 'obsessed' with from Fortnum and Mason -

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Jun '15, 2pm

    A month earlier, Morgan-Rees, from Chelsea, was stopped trying to leave the store with the same bag. Morgan-Rees wept as she admitted theft at Westminster Magistrates' Court, but claimed her long-running battle with bulimia had driven her to commit the crime. • Fortnum and Mason theft...

  • Louis Vuitton's latest watch: twisting a new tale

    Louis Vuitton's latest watch: twisting a new tale

    telegraph.co.uk 13 Jun '15, 9am

    I love watches, even if I am not an expert. But then, in my work at large, I’m always trying to express a lifestyle beyond fashion; to me, a beautiful watch is simply a must-have addition to a man’s wardrobe. That’s why, when the occasion to design a watch dial for Louis Vuitton came ...

  • NASA gets set for commercial supersonic flight

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Jun '15, 9am

    More promising news for anyone who missed out on Concorde and dreams of one day boarding a commercial supersonic flight. NASA is the latest powerhouse to put its weight behind the development of technology that would make supersonic aviation a reality for the masses; the organisation ...

  • Bolts of #lightning light up the night sky above Singapore

    Pictures of the day: 29 April 2015

    telegraph.co.uk 02 Jun '15, 8pm

    Bolts of lightning light up the night sky above SingaporePicture: Xinhua News Agency / eyevine

  • Handbag sells for record-breaking £146,000 in Hong Kong -

    telegraph.co.uk 01 Jun '15, 1pm

    A gold- and diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin handbag was sold at auction for a staggering HK$1.72m (£145,840). It has broken the previous record for the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction - held by another Hermès Birkin bag that went for $203,150 (£133,280) in 2011, at Heritag...

  • Elephant steals tourist's handbag from car

    Video: Elephant steals tourist's handbag from car

    telegraph.co.uk 01 Jun '15, 10am

    Kerela based wildlife photographer Austin Cherupuzha watched the events unfold and captured a sequence of pictures. He told the Bangalore Mirror: “I was on assignment to Bandipur and it was then that I noticed this strange incident. “On spotting the elephant and its calf, the family p...

  • New homes in luxury London with a maid, lobster and wine on tap

    telegraph.co.uk 22 May '15, 6am

    There will be spa facilities, valet parking and cinema rooms – not unusual for serviced apartments. But the residents of these Chinese-inspired apartments can also order “in-home dining”, a cleaner and a “turn-down” service to change sheets, towels, take care of dry cleaning and fresh...

  • Fitness First unveils £4.7m invitation-only gym in Singapore

    Fitness First unveils £4.7m invitation-only gym in Singapore -

    telegraph.co.uk 20 May '15, 5am

    Fitness First will on Wednesday unveil a £4.7m investment in an invitation-only gym on top of a skyscraper in Singapore that targets company executives and bankers, as part of the firm’s drive to move upmarket and expand in Asia. The gym chain is more than halfway through a three-year...

  • Phillips' glamorous Rolex auction

    Phillips' glamorous Rolex auction

    telegraph.co.uk 08 May '15, 4pm

    Phillips’ auction on May 9th in Geneva puts down a marker that the competition will have to take notice of, assuming they hadn’t already noticed the arrival at Phillips of Aurel Bacs, this growing market’s undoubted saleroom star. Less important than thematic sales on Patek Philippe, ...

  • Bag it now: the new handbag brands on the block

    Bag it now: the new handbag brands on the block

    telegraph.co.uk 30 Apr '15, 7am

    The “It bag’s” death knell may have been clanging for a while now, but the recent spate of fantastic new bag brands suggests that our craving for arm candy remains alive and well. Strategy consultancy firm Bain & Co recently estimated that the global sales growth of accessories such a...

  • Louis Vuitton's chequered pattern under threat from EU

    Louis Vuitton's chequered pattern under threat from EU

    telegraph.co.uk 28 Apr '15, 5pm

    Louis Vuitton first unveiled its signature squares in 1889, and had the design trademarked 100 years later However, following a challenge by German retailer Nanu-Nana in 2009, the court ruled last week that the chequered pattern did not differ enough to other leather goods and bags . ...

  • RIP Tinkerbell and Paris Hilton's brand of 'handbag dog' celebrity

    RIP Tinkerbell and Paris Hilton's brand of 'handbog dog' celebrity

    telegraph.co.uk 23 Apr '15, 9am

    Aged 14 (in human years), dear old Tink made a very good innings. And how many other chihuahuas get to live in palatial splendour, fly around the world, or become the break out star of a reality show? We first met the tiny mutt when Paris and her friend Nicole Ritchie appeared on The ...

  • Political husbands: Men who support their MP wives

    telegraph.co.uk 21 Apr '15, 8am

    When Duncan Hames and his wife, Liberal Democrat minister Jo Swinson, were expecting their first baby, he realised something in his career would have to give. What makes him a pioneering HOP, however, is that he’s a Lib Dem MP too – and the job he sacrificed was as parliamentary aide ...

  • Political husbands: Men who support their MP wives

    telegraph.co.uk 21 Apr '15, 6am

    When Duncan Hames and his wife, Liberal Democrat minister Jo Swinson, were expecting their first baby, he realised something in his career would have to give. What makes him a pioneering HOP, however, is that he’s a Lib Dem MP too – and the job he sacrificed was as parliamentary aide ...

  • 'Barclays closed down my bank account after Bitcoin trade'

    'Barclays closed down my bank account after Bitcoin trade'

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Apr '15, 6am

    On February 19 Mr Bartlett had his account frozen and a week later, in a letter dated February 26, Barclays told him that “we are unable to continue acting as your bankers”. The letter said he could withdraw his funds, around £400, but when he visited a branch was told the money was s...

  • Inside @LouisVuitton's timepiece HQ

    Louis Vuitton's timepiece triumph

    telegraph.co.uk 14 Apr '15, 4pm

    With something over 40,000 sq ft of light-filled atelier space, Louis Vuitton ’s sprawling La Fabrique du Temps brings under one roof a diverse group of craftsmen, designers and technicians who had previously been in workshops spread across Switzerland’s watchmaking valleys. And more ...

  • Meeting Louis Vuitton's Kim Jones

    Meeting Louis Vuitton's Kim Jones

    telegraph.co.uk 13 Apr '15, 1pm

    Kim Jones, 35, has been the artistic director of men’s collections at Louis Vuitton since 2012. He trained at Central Saint Martins and got his break when John Galliano bought his entire graduate collection. Jones has twice been named Menswear Designer of the Year by the British Fashi...

  • Fashion and sport: the ultimate power players

    telegraph.co.uk 12 Apr '15, 10am

    It is a lineage that today’s menswear designer Véronique Nichanian honours, with a spring collection that features plimsolls, lightweight nylon cagoules and tops inspired by basketball uniform. That sense of active style continues into autumn/winter 2015 – albeit through a luxe filter...