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The Agenda: Tod’s Sartorial Spring-Summer Collection, Bottega Veneta’s Exclusive Pop-up At Harrods, And Other Things You Need To Know

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The Agenda: Tod’s Sartorial Spring-Summer Collection, Bottega Veneta’s Exclusive Pop-up At Harrods, And Other Things You Need To Know

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01 | Two bottles of Royal Salute’s exclusive 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish land in Singapore

…And one’s gone to charity. Royal Salute is known for its exceptional blends, and the 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish might just be one of its best yet. With just 106 bottles of this exclusive blend — made of some of the whiskey maker’s oldest and most valuable whiskies in its collection — it’s no wonder that it comes so highly valued. Last month, one of the bottles was auctioned off for MINDS, but the other bottle remains in Singapore and remains available through special enquiries. 

On the nose, the whiskey starts intensely fruity, with notes of ripe plum, toffee red apples and chocolate-covered hazelnuts — take a sip and you’ll be enamoured with the taste sweet marmalade and hints of ginger and scented cloves. It’s certainly a blend that was worth waiting five decades for.

For more information, visit Royal Salute’s website here.

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 02 | Bulgari’s new high jewellery collection, Jannah, pays tribute to UAE royalty

The Middle East is a place of sumptuous splendour and rich heritage, so it was only natural that when Bulgari turned to it for inspiration, it came away enlightened. But the Jannah high jewellery collection wasn’t a solo effort: it was created in collaboration with a member of the ruling Royal Family, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Jannah collection — which takes its name from the Islamic term for paradise — consists of tiaras, ring-bracelets, poncho necklaces, all inspired by the Middle East. One of the most exceptional pieces is a necklace that features a single cushion-cut Colombia emerald of 13.38ct at its heart, inspired by the flowers that adorn the ceiling of Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque.

For more information on the Jannah collection, click here.

03 | Look sharp all day long with new eye makeup from Tom Ford

Think of Tom Ford and you’ll think of sartorial elegance. The line’s new Spring eye makeup collection brings just that: five new Eye Color Quads headline the collection, with each black-and-gold palette designed to be entirely complementary. Go with Noir Fumé or Mink Mirage to create an effortless day-to-night look, or pick up Sous Le Sable for its gorgeous pink and plum hues. 

The collection’s other new release is the Emotionproof Liner, which provides intense and rich colour, all while gliding effortlessly onto lids. If its name hasn’t tipped you off already, it’s designed to be resistant to smudging, transfer, and even humidity — a godsend that’ll keep you looking on point through the day.

For more on Tom Ford Beauty, click here.

04 | Stock your wardrobe with everyday essentials from Tod’s Spring-Summer 2020 collection 

Tod’s latest Spring-Summer collection embodies effortless luxury. Its finely tailored pieces are infinitely wearable and unfussy — perfect for any modern urbanite’s closet.

Here, leather takes centre stage, whether in sharply structured blouson jackets or in cosy overcoats. Juxtaposed against these natural hues are splashes of graphic black and white — all enlivened by the occasional pastel shade or with vibrant zebra prints.

For more information on Tod’s, click here.

05 | Bottega Veneta launches its Spring 2020 collection with a pop-up at Harrods 

If you were in London for Fashion Week, you might’ve noticed something different about Harrods: that is, the lust-worthy assemblage of accessories and shoes from Bottega Veneta that now dominate its storefront. From now till March 15, Bottega Veneta will showcase its Spring collection in the pop-up space. Peep the ice blue BV Curve mule, crafted in buttery soft leather and exclusively available at Harrods.

It’s not the only exclusive you’ll find at the pop-up. As part of the collaboration, Bottega Veneta also offers a range of its classic accessories all draped in Harrods’ signature shade of green, all on display inside the department store’s iconic windows on Brompton Road.

For more information on Bottega Veneta’s pop up at Harrods, visit this link.

06 | Do Some Good With Louis Vuitton’s UNICEF Bracelets

In a continuing collaboration between Louis Vuitton and UNICEF, the French luxury monolith is releasing a specially-designed bracelet, of which proceeds will be donated to fund UNICEF’s work with children across the world.

The bracelet — which was conceived by Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh — features a silver lock that’s banded around your wrist by colourful cording. The lock, which takes its inspiration from the unpickable trunk locks that Louis Vuitton is known for, was chosen as a symbolic promise to help children at risk.

Simple in its design, the bracelet comes in four colourways — black, orange, celadon green and a blue with hints of yellow — so you can layer them together for added style points.

Available at all Louis Vuitton boutiques and online store.

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