From truffles to sharp tailoring, indulgence can be found in many forms in this week’s Spend edit.
Football fervour has once again gripped Louis Vuitton, which since 2010 has provided the travel case for the FIFA World Cup trophy. For the 2018 Cup, the house has released a capsule collection of stylish merchandise using the football as inspiration for a reinterpretation of its Keepall and Apollo bags in Epi leather. There’s a made-to-order option too. Louis Vuitton 2018 FIFA World Cup Keepall 50. $5850. Tel: 1300 883 880
Fumbling for one’s wallet in one’s curiously crammed man bag won’t be an issue with Bottega Veneta’s pineapple-hued Intrecciato number. Check, please! $640. Tel: (02) 9239 0188
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Vintage Alhambra collection celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the luck-inducing four-leaf clover talisman is ageing awfully well. In honour of its birthday, the French maison has released some elegant new creations, including these pale grey mother-of-pearl Magic Alhambra earrings set in pink gold with a sprinkling of diamonds. $21,800.
Tel: 1800 983 228
There’s an art to keeping an all-black outfit interesting. It is, of course, all in the detail. Take this look from Emporio Armani. The devil is in the double-breasted jacket, the touch of logomania and the delightfully bedazzling loafers. Voila. Jacket, $1700; tracksuit, $1500; beret, $390; loafers, $780.
Tel: (02) 8233 5858
An attitude of reckless nonchalance is practically a given when wearing these rather dandy perforated monochrome Oxfords from Christian Dior. $1590.
Tel: (02) 9229 4600 or
(03) 9650 0132
When happy hour at the pub isn’t quite cutting it any more what else is one to do but book a party igloo on Sydney Harbour? At least, that’s the rather fun concept cooked up by Pier One hotel for Vivid for the second year and running till the end of August. One igloo has a hot tub for extra hedonism. Booking it privately for two hours requires a $200 minimum spend. pieronesydneyharbour.com.au