Category: Clothing

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani isn’t just known for her music.   She’s also a fashion designer and was recently named ‘top celebrity designer’ by In Touch Weekly magazine, ahead of the likes of Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham and others. And her eye for design has clearly been noted by W Hotels who have commissioned her to design […]

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a 'holiday criminal'

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a ‘holiday criminal’

Ever worn socks with sandals or committed some other fashion no-no?   Better still, do you know someone else who has?   Enjoy a bit of interactive fun and the chance to win a luxury weekend away courtesy of holidaycrimes.co.uk – the site has been built by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) and asks those […]

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

I’ve previously  read about a backpack that can re-charge your laptop whilst you walk around with it, and I recall blogging about this solar-powered handbag  a while back, but now it would  appear that the same ideas are being carried forward to clothing.   Ermenegildo Zegna‘s solar-powered sporty jacket has solar panels within its neoprene […]

A Mercedes C-class courtesy of wejetset

A Mercedes C-class courtesy of wejetset

Fancy getting your hands on a Mercedes C-class? wejetset, which is due to launch an online store next month selling everything from backpacks to travel apparel, is partnering with Mercedes Benz to give away a 2008 Mercedes C-class sports sedan with a set of luggage from one of their favourite brands. For a chance to […]

An $82,000 swimsuit... but you can't use it for swimming

An $82,000 swimsuit… but you can’t use it for swimming

A swimsuit made of pure gold has been unveiled in Kyoto by the Tokyo jewellery store  Ginza Tanaka. It’s a one-piece, hand-woven,  halter-neck outfit weighing 500g and can be yours  for 10 million yen (approx. $82,000).   Seems like a lot for a swimsuit that they say is not for water recreation, but I suppose […]

Fairmont Fit

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts now offers  Fairmont President’s Club Members  easy access to adidas training gear through Fairmont Fit. This newest guest benefit for loyalty club members will deliver workout apparel, footwear and accessories directly to your accommodation for use in your room, in the gym or to enjoy in the great outdoors. It is […]

Day-for-Night dress

Day-for-Night dress

Looking for a dress for all occasions?   This may not quite be what you had in mind, but it’s interesting nonetheless! Designed by Despina Papadopoulos of Studio 5050  as a hommage to Paco Rabanne, the Day-for-Night dress is perhaps more a celebration of eletroncic beauty than fashion. It has the ability to lengthen or […]

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom have come up with the world’s first UV Smart Bikini featuring a smart fabric UV meter with Bright LED display. Designed to protect you from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, the device is quick and easy to use and  powered by standard long lasting CR2025 batteries.

Air-conditioned shirt

Air-conditioned shirt

An ex-Sony technician, Kouzi Ichigaya, has launched the world’s first ‘air-conditioned’ shirt. The shirt can be powered by USB, an in-car cigarette lighter or, perhaps most practically of all, by four AA batteries. Shirts for both men and women are currently available in Japan. Two small fans are located on both sides of the shirt, […]

Vibram Fivefingers

Vibram Fivefingers

Marco Bramani, the grandson of the founder of the Italian shoe sole company Vibram, has come up with a pair of shoes that are designed to retain the sensation of walking barefoot.   Fivefingers are made from  the rubber TC4 (commonly found in outdoor sandals) which has had its porosity increased in order to improve […]

Swimwear for 2007

Swimwear for 2007

If last month’s catwalks in Miami are anything to go by, the beach look for 2007 will be something minimal and inpractical. The beachwear  costumes on display from a variety of designers, including the likes of Jamaican-born Miki Nembhard, are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You’ll have to be extremely slim and probably very well […]

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

London-based clothing company Thomas Pink are selling an ingenious tie with a neatly concealed iPod holder. In addition to the holder, the Cravatta iPod silk tie has a special loop to keep iPod wires under control.   It retails for $85.

ADEX Awards success for Cypress Hotel & Spa

Cypress Hotel & Spa,  a leading global supplier of luxury bathrobes, towels, sheets, and related amenities to the lodging and spa industries, has again been awarded top honors in the prestigious ADEX Awards competition, sponsored by Design Journal Magazine. 2006 marks the second straight year that Cypress products have received this honor. In the 2005 […]

Performance footwear for a water planet

Performance footwear for a water planet

Mion sandals are designed and developed against the performance needs of what they like to call amphibious athletes. These excellent performing, great fitting and comfortable sandals have been designed by a world-class  sailor, Martin Keen,  and work  well in  wet or dry environments. The footwear moulds to your own feet within about 12 hours’ of […]

iBoxer... for girls

iBoxer… for girls

Last month I revealed one of the latest iPod must-haves… iBoxer boxer shorts. If you’re female and feel as though you’ve been missing out, then worry no more. Popgadget has unveiled that they are now available for women. Made from a cotton/spandex bland, they come in black, pink, turquoise, white and yellow,  and are available […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]