In the lap of luxury

‘I am working so hard to keep you in the luxury’, sang the Rolling Stones. Check out the new launches from the world of luxury this fortnight and you’ll know what made Messrs Jagger and Richards strum out that amazing number.

Anumeha Chaturvedi        Print Edition: June 29, 2008

Aviators Collectionfrom Just Cavalli

The new Just Cavalli Men’s Aviators Summer 2008 Glares collection is made of specially designed materials to provide lightness, comfort and mechanical sturdiness. These aviator sunglasses feature a metal frame with the logo embossed at the temples and gradient lenses with 100 per cent UV protection.

Price: Rs 8,000 onwards
Availability: Shoppers’ Stop and all leading optical outlets

Opera Mobile 9.5from HTC Touch Diamond

The customised HTC-specific version of Opera Mobile 9.5 enables easy, one-handed viewing and effortless navigation.

The phone introduces an intuitive user interface and includes numerous innovative features.

Page viewing and panning allows users to scan and navigate pages quickly, while Opera Zoom enables users to dive into the page and get closer to the content they want.

Price: Rs 27,500
Availability: Leading electronics stores across the country

Dior Christal Rubber Blue

Dior Christal Rubber Blue is a stunning special-edition 38-mm chronograph set with 76 dazzling diamonds. Dark and mysterious in appearance, its blue lacquered dial is brilliantly illuminated by a sapphire crystal, intricately inlaid among diamonds on the bezel and securely screwed into the rubber strap.

Price: Rs 2.48 lakh

Availability: Dior Boutique, The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

USAN from Puma

USAN, the brand new shoe collection from Puma, combines elements of classic training with a chic, dressy style.

Its sprint-inspired Uni construction means no external midsole, while the rich leather and synthetic upper, with stitch details, make them suitable for all occasions.

Price: Rs 3,499 for women and Rs 3,999 for men

Availability: Puma outlets across the country

Chapoutier wines

Renowned for its grape variants such as Syrah, Massanne and Viognier, wines from the Chapoutier label are great for any occasion.

The brand new range from the label includes Le Meysonniers Croze Hermitage Syrah—a finish of stewed fruits with a hint of vanilla— and La Bernadine Châteauneuf du Pape, a full-bodied wine with spicy aromas of coffee, morello cherry and liquorices.

Price: Rs 1,500 upwards

Availability: Leading liquor outlets in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore

Chandelier Earrings from Jaipur Gems

The exclusive range of Chandelier earrings from Jaipur Gems is sure to leave you spellbound. Choose from a range of Chandelier earrings crafted in white, yellow and rose gold and studded with diamonds, sapphire and tourmalines.

Price: Rs 1 lakh onwards

Availability: Jaipur Gems stores at Hughes Road, Mumbai; Cathedral Road in Chennai; and Avinashi Road in Coimbatore

Damascus from Aigner

The new belt bag from Aigner is classy. The look is that of a basket braided from narrow Aigner belts with replaceable cloth bag inserts.

Decorative drawstrings and leather tassels add to the playful details.

Price: Rs 32,000
Availability: Aigner store at the Grand Hyatt Plaza in Mumbai and Samsara and Ranna Gill stores in New Delhi

Nawazish from Ravissant

Nawazish, the new summer collection from Ravissant, takes its inspiration from Balochistan. Choose from a range of sarees, tunics and kurtas in chanderis and breezy chiffons.

Price: Rs 10,000-25,000

Availability: Ravissant Stores in New Friends Colony, New Delhi and Kemps Corner, Mumbai

Bogart Bar accessories from Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch help you add a touch of class to your bar. The new range of bar accessories includes ice tongs, ice coolers, strainers, bar spoons, corkscrews and wine servers.
Price: Rs 2,000-11,000
Availability: Villeroy & Boch stores in Mumbai and Hyderabad Phone: 0124-4381914-16 (call centre for Delhi and Gurgaon)

Vanity from Bathline

The striking red bathroom vanity by Bathline is a visual and functional delight. Made from premium natural wood, it features a functional sink and contains underneath storage options, such as drawers and shelves to hold spare towels, cosmetics and other toiletries.

Price: Rs 1.89 lakh

Availability: Bathline Sensations at A-232, Okhla Phase-1, New Delhi

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