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2016-12-01
Lifestyle

Lucky seven

It’s now used as shorthand for romance, but the rose has been rich in symbolism since ancient times. In Renaissance art, it stood for rebirth; in Roman culture, it represented secrecy and was the flower of Venus, goddess of love. Bee Goddess – a brand that specialises in spiritual jewellery – riffs on the seven-petal rose for its Rosa Mundi collection. The pieces represent love, unity, protection and good luck.

Bulgari

With Christmas just round the corner, Bulgari has launched a series of festive bags with delicate metal work. The quilted Scaglie bag echoes the snake scales of its Serpenti collection.

OLIVIA VON HALLE

Bedtime needn’t be a reason to dress down, especially if Olivia von Halle is involved. Get pyjama party-ready with this smooth silk-satin pyjama set.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

The modest plimsoll has been given a plush overhaul by the Italian house, whose Triple Stitch slip-on sneakers come in dramatic inky-hued velvet.

CHANTECAILLE

Walks in lush Brazilian jungles and along untamed beaches – that’s the essence bottled in the white floral scent of Le Wild eau de parfum.

INSIDE information

Some things have to be seen to be believed – such as the mechanical mastery that powers a Maurice Lacroix timepiece. A titan in the field of skeletonised watches, the brand has never kept its time-honoured craftsmanship under wraps. Its latest launch Masterpiece Skeleton, available in three limited-edition models, adds contemporary aesthetics into the mix. As well as affording the wearer a view of its working, the watch also features a black PVD case.

FREDERIC MALLE

Created in France by Mr Jean-Claude Ellena, Frederic Malle’s ‘L'Eau d'Hiver’ Eau de Toilette is “composed like a watercolour”, fluidly balancing warm and cool accords. This unique fragrance opens with zingy Hedione, followed by soft notes of White Heliotrope and Iris. It has smooth Honey at its heart, making for a subtle scent that will linger all day.

TATEOSSIAN

Tateossian’s rhodium-plated brass cufflinks are meticulously made to resemble vintage watch movements - each pair has 17 round jewels and cut-out sides that allow to examine the artful craftsmanship even further. A perfect gift for a horology aficionado or engineer.

Belt by ANDERSON

Each Anderson’s belt is tanned for up to six months and hand-polished using natural wax. This timeless brown leather design has been intricately woven in Parma, Italy, and is finished with a brass buckle. Wear yours to complement casual attire.

MISSONI cardigan

Cold weather calls for cosy knits, like this expertly crafted cardigan from Italian powerhouse Missoni. Spun from an incredibly plush and insulating wool, alpaca and cashmere-blend, it has a comfortable shawl collar and bold ram intarsia - a nod to the brand’s colour-coded DNA. Wear it zipped up to ward off biting chills.

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