THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

THE FIVE F’S OF RED CARPET DRESSING

America’s First Lady of Philanthropy , Jean Shafiroff, the hard working fundraiser, who is on 8 boards, is undoubtedly on the go , dressing at important events; a veteran well-dressed guest and honouree at global galas shares some tips on Red Carpet Dressing. FEEL FABULOUS WEARING WHAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN Only wear a dress that makes you...

DESIGN & STYLE ON THE CROISETTE

French luxury, Italian quality: the essential combination for anyone seeking quality, and feeling above all. A combination that finds its quintessence in Poliform and Karine Foubet, the Italian furniture brand in a “perfect match” with the celebrated French interior designer. Homes, hotels, apartments, yachts, private jets … few are the few spaces that Karine Foubet...

BETTISATTI MODERN MARBLE MASTERS

In northern Tuscany, far away from the well-trodden travellers route through mythical locations such as Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano, lies the province of Massa-Carrara. Tucked up at the junction where the region meets Liguria and Emilia-Romagna, it’s the part of the world where the craggy peaks of the Apuan Alps appear most prominent,...

LUMIÈRE D’ÉTÉ

Left: Bikini dress with sequins embroidery MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION / Maxi-hat ALESSANDRA ZANARIA / Jet crystal earrings and bracelet SHARRA PAGANO. Right: Fishnet dress with all-over sequins AMEN / Jet pendant earrings SHARRA PAGANO / Clutch in hyacinth satin with macro peony flower, Black satin couture sandal with macro peony flower and crystal edging GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI.   Single-breasted tux...

FROM THE GRAND PRIX TO THE SKY

There are few things in life that can be guaranteed; the spectacle of the Monaco Grand Prix just so happens to be one of them. Now in its 77th Edition, year after year the cars get faster, the drama intensifies and the parties get that little bit more dazzling. Contributing to the razzmatazz down...

A LATTER DAY JOURNEY OF LOUIS VUITTON BETWEEN AMERICA AND FRANCE

The concept of travel has always been the DNA of Louis Vuitton, a brand with a story based on the joy of discovery, confirming its high-tech luxury philosophy. The long-standing bonds linking Louis Vuitton with the Principality of Monaco find confirmation in their shared outlook on the world, and Nicolas Ghesquière’s decision to present...

CHANTILLY ARTS & ÉLÉGANCE RICHARD MILLE 2019

This 5th edition of the world’s most elegant automotive competition welcomed 18,000 visitors on Sunday, 30 June. Stopping by to discover unbelievable concept cars, side by side with the most beautiful classic cars in existence, a large number of Richard Mille partners were on hand to share this singular moment with the brand. The...

MANOLO VALDÉS @ CHÂTEAU SAINT-MARTIN & SPA

Can an artist encapsulate the spirit of all artists, of all epochs, in his own work? In theory, yes: there’s a common thread that links all human beings who dedicate their lives to art, and every artist studies, is inspired by, influenced somehow by those who went before them through the centuries, as well as...

WHAT REALLY COEXISTS IN THE SAME MOMENT?

Have you ever happened to stop and look at the people moving around you, and been fascinated by the idea that in exactly the same place as you, at the same time, they’re all living lives completely different to your own? Or have you ever happened to think about the fact that on the precise...

THE MALE WARDROBE AS GENDER IDENTITY

Men’s dress relaxes its traditional resistance to change, opening up to every possible interpretation of the masculine, from bespoke tailoring to dress-down street, and defining a new language more in step with the times. For the longest time, men’s dress has been viewed as a balance of conventions forever associated with resistance to change. This...

FESTIVAL TIME FOR THE TURTLES

The first ever Monaco Oceanographic Museum Festival attracted more than four thousand visitors to the Principality, with a special day for the inauguration of the “Odyssey of the Sea Turtles”, a new structure dedicated to caring for turtles. Despite its meagre dimensions, the Principality of Monaco has always been a guiding light in the...

IT’S ALL IN THE NUMBERS

Rarely in the heavily saturated superyacht charter market do we find ourselves truly astounded. Yes, every yacht can be considered spectacular in some way – be it from having a heavily stocked toy cupboard to a 10-man Jacuzzi – but then there are those yachts that rise above the rest. At 136m in length...

The 58th Venice Biennale loses some of the poetry

Ralph Rugoff’s curation of the 58th Biennale involved the entire art world in what today is certainly a globalising issue:  May you live in interesting times. A title drawn from an English expression wrongly attributed by certain British politicians to an ancient Chinese curse, alluding to periods of crisis, uncertainty and disorder; “interesting times”...

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT THE BIENNALE D’ARTE 2019 – IN CONVERSATION WITH OLIVIER AUDEMARS

The commitment of Audemars Piguet to the development of contemporary art finds further, intense confirmation at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Vice-president of the Audemars Piguet’s Board of Directors and great-grandson of Edward Auguste Piguet, one of the Maison’s founders, Olivier Audemars explains the strong affinities that link the haute horology brand with the universe...

PORTO MONTENEGRO – A SUMMER LESS TRADITIONAL

2018 was a stellar year for Porto Montenegro; aside from the fabulous advances in the development of the overall area – something we here at Force One have been following closely – their summer events programme set the bar for entertainment, culminating in a superstar performance from Clean Bandit. Not a bad start. It...

OUTDOOR!

Sun is shining… days are getting longer and temperature is rising! Gardens and terraces gets colorful, we want to spend more time en plein air,  and we want to take care of our outdoor areas. What to do? just follow our senses…and choose the right design for anyone!   Left: BRUT : SEMPRE Back to the roots!...

THE TRENDS IN HIGH JEWELLERY FROM THE PARIS FASHION WEEK

When high jewellery calls the rendezvous is precious, like an appointment with a great love. You go, you meet and you’re moved just gazing into each other’s eyes, and when they’re the creative eyes of the great players in the world of luxury Force One Monaco cannot but gather and give you all the...

JEAN SHAFIROFF

America’s First Lady of Philanthropy, Brings Her Special Fundraising Touch to Europe’s Charities.  Somewhere between Monaco, Manhattan, and the moon, I was fortunate enough to spend some fascinating  times with Jean Shafiroff, America’s First Lady of Philanthropy. On a bright Roman winter afternoon, I was excited to hear about Jean’s visit with Pope Francis....

MAURITIUS: A RISING JURISDICTION OF SUBSTANCE AND INNOVATION

Mauritius, internationally recognised as a preferred tourist destination for its luxury tropical beach resorts, has also successfully positioned itself both as an advantageous solution for global family offices and as a regional investment hub. From humble sugar-based agricultural beginnings, Mauritius today is a well-established destination for high net worth families and investors seeking a...