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Whether you’re spending your summer by the pool, shopping for new accessories, or watching the World Cup, this roundup of “Brand New” releases has something exciting for everyone.
Last week at the Masterpiece London art fair, Cindy Chao’s Peony brooch made a sparkling statement by winning the Outstanding Exhibit award. The flower-shaped brooch features 172.27 carats of oval rubies set in titanium.
Moët & Chandon revealed “Greatness Since 1998,” a limited-edition bottle celebrating Roger Federer’s 20th anniversary as a record-breaking tennis pro. You’ll want to snag your bottle quickly, as this rare collection of vintage leather-wrapped bottles—signed by the tennis champion himself—is limited to 20 pieces worldwide.
Every purse lover will want Chanel’s latest release for their own. Named in part for the French saying “dressed to the nines,” the Chanel 31 bag functions as several bags in one—an oversized clutch, a tote with handles, over-the-shoulder, and more. Its versatility makes it the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe. While the Chanel 31 bag comes in several different color and material combinations, our favorite is the metallic, quilted calfskin in silver.
Dior celebrated the release of its Fall/Winter 2018-2019 ready-to-wear collection with a colorful new façade on its Paris boutique on Montaigne Avenue. Encased by a huge tarpaulin mural that reflects the spirit of vintage feminist posters, the storefront now reads things like “youthquake” and “c’est non, non, non, et non!” (meaning “It’s no, no, no, and no!”)—a phrase which was originally featured on a Dior scarf in the 1960s.
Thanks to Missoni’s collaboration with FUNBOY, we can fashionably relax at the pool this summer. The butterfly-shaped float features Missoni’s signature bright colors and patterns, making it a floating work of art for lounging.
If you were rooting for Brazil this week in the World Cup, then you’ll surely need Parmigiani Fleurier’s Pershing Chronograph 005 CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation). The timepiece features a yellow rubber strap embossed with the CBF logo, and a 45-mm titanium case that displays the colors of the Brazilian flag.