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5 Luxury statement pieces by the House of Mouawad diamonds in the Guinness World Records

Mouawad was honoured by the Guinness World Records five times since 1990

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Guided by the endeavours and visions of four generations, Mouawad’s heritage spans more than a century of creations and traditions in masterful jewellery design and watchmaking. Since its inception in Lebanon in 1890, the revered values of the brand have been revived over the years to offer true luxury and refinement to a discerning clientele, penetrating continents across the world.In line with its vision to become an admired luxury brand leading in customer-enchantment worldwide, Mouawad has been achieving milestone after another and gaining international acclaim that made the brand synonymous with utmost luxury and refinement. As a result of this relentless pursuit of perfection, Mouawad was honoured by the Guinness World Records five times since 1990. See the luxury statement pieces below:-

THE WORLDS’S MOST VALUABLE JEWELLERY BOX –THE FLOWER OF ETERNITY JEWELLERY COFFER

 

With a value of US $3.5 million, the Mouawad Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer was named as the most valuable jewellery box in the world by the Guinness World Records in 2016. Inspired by Mouawad’s signature ‘Flower of Eternity’™ motif, which consists of three heart-shaped petals symbolising the past, present, and future, the coffer was crafted using 18-karat gold and sterling silver, and features 542.39-carats of white and yellow diamonds, 293.24-carats of white and pink sapphires, 20.06 carats of rubies, and 1,799.75-carat of lapis lazuli.

THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE NECKLACE – L’INCOMPARABLE

The Mouawad L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace holds the record for the most-valued necklace in the world(US $55million) and features the flawless 407.48-carat yellow diamond, suspended gracefully from a 229.52-carat white diamond necklace intertwined by 18k carat rose gold branchlets

THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE HANDBAG- THE MOUAWAD 1001 NIGHTS DIAMOND PURSE

With a value of US $3.8 million, the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse was named as the most expensive handbag in the world by the Guinness World Records 2011. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18-karat gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,356 colourless diamonds) with a total weight of 381.92 carat

THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE BRA –THE VERY SEXY FANTASY BRA

The most expensive bra in the world, The Very Sexy Fantasy Bra (US $11 million), produced by Mouawad, was first unveiled in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show by model Heidi Klum in October 2003 in New York, USA. The bra was certified by the Guinness World Records in 2003 as the most expensive bra ever made. Featuring 2,809 exquisitely cut white diamonds, yellow-orange sapphires, rhodolites, and amethysts, the dazzling bra has a total weight of 2,200 carats. This stunning lingerie piece is completed by a matching panty that glitters with 3,236 diamonds and coloured stones, with a total weight of 200 carats.

THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE SINGLE PEAR-SHAPED DIAMOND –THE MOUAWAD SPLENDOR

The first Guinness award went to the Mouawad Splendor — the most expensive single pear-shaped diamond in the world (weighing 101.84 carats D-Internally Flawless and worth US $12.76 million), purchased by Robert Mouawad. The diamond was awarded the Guinness World Record in 1990.

 

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Game of Thrones: Did you know Elisabeth Olsen had also auditioned for Khaleesi’s role in GoT?

Elisabeth Olsen reveals how her audition for Game of Thrones was the most awkward audition of her life!

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Game of Thrones has finally come to a closure but the show will stay with the fans forever. The show is celebrated for its characters and one of the most loved is Khaleesi. While Emilia Clarke has excelled in her part as the Dragon Mother, she wasn’t the only one who had auditioned for the part. Avengersstar Elisabeth Olsen had also auditioned for the same and claims it to be the most awkward audition.

Popularly known as Scarlet Witch from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elisabeth in the initial stages of her career had auditioned for the part of Daenerys Targareyn. Talking about how she got into it, Elisabeth told a leading portal, “When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I had ever had.” Further talking about what scene it was and why it was an awkward audition, she added, “It was from after she just burns and she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she is their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, I did it in both. It was terrible. Anytime someone asks about bad audition story that is the one I remember.”

Well, one’s loss is another’s gain. Both the actresses went on to get the parts which they have excelled in. For more updates and gossip stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Sheetal Mafatlal decodes the trending logo craze in fashion

Logo Mania Rules: Sheetal Mafatlal decodes fashion’s hottest trend du jour, which has been embraced by the glitterati and cinemarati with elan…

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Every fashion season ends up being a palatecleanser. If Fall Winter signals the comeback of statement feathers and shine-on sequins, then Spring Summer makes way for sleek minimalism and refined silhouettes or viceversa. The last five fashion weeks which include couture, ready-to-wear, resort and pre-fall, have seen designers and luxury conglomerates leaving no stone unturned to appeal to the Millennials and Gen Z, who are reportedly driving luxury sales.

While a few seasons ago, there was a push in the luxury space to embrace logo-less products and toning down the brand mentions, fashion today seems to be moving towards a scenario of ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’. Hence, most design houses have gone back to their rich archives and brought back their key insignia, and re-presented them with an of-the-moment flourish. Also, the new season has heralded the introduction of new logos.

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Sheetal Mafatlal wearing Balenciaga

The new-age Burberry under the talented Riccardo Tisci has introduced ‘T’ in the British label’s emblem (an homage to its founder Thomas Burberry), and the French heritage house Balmain, under its social media star designer Olivier Rousteing, has reimagined their symbol.

Logo frenzy has been the mainstay over the past few seasons and its escalating popularity shows no signs of fading out. An offshoot of the grunge 90s, the logo craze has reached new heights with design houses like Fendi, Gucci and Balenciaga warming up to it like never before. From T-shirts emblazoned with brands’ letterings, to sneakers printed with it all over – they make for chic travel companions.

Over the last few seasons, Vetements — the cutting edge, street-inflected label has been a recurring presence in my closet. Its dynamic designer Demna Gvasalia (who is also the force behind the revival of Balenciaga) has defined and refined street style, and made tracksuits unimaginably uber-chic. Currently, I’m digging their twin-set casuals and ripped denims.

Also worth mentioning is the ever so subtle Lanvin — a label which too couldn’t resist the all-encompassing allure of the logo madness. The design house has succumbed and plastered the label name all over their silk dresses and playsuits.

Gucci, under the aegis of maverick minstrel Alessandro Michele, has always been at the forefront of developing a new design vocabulary. The Italian brand playfully spelled out their name as ‘Guccy’ (as in teddy) on jumpers and T-shirts, which became a rage on Instagram. Fendi’s offerings, like their mink zipper vests and varsity jackets, come unapologetically embossed with bold FF.

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Sheetal Mafatlal’s column Logo Mania Rules featured in CineBlitz March 2019 issue.

A classic label like Max Mara’s runway too had sling bags echoing the label’s letterings, and Moschino’s jumper dresses come kissed with the brand name. Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior brought back the ‘J’adior’ from their rich archive-showcased coats and feminist T-shirts with the brand’s name printed on it.

Every brand that promoted a discreet no logo look has not only joined the trending logo mania, but even created logos to partake in the frenzy… the best example being Valentino with their 80’s revived logo VLTN. Ask any fashion observer the logic behind logos’ resurgence, and they’re likely to say that these pieces spark off an immediate connect with the brand.

While it’s one thing to stay on trend, blindly aping the runway and catalogues isn’t smart. It’s all about striking the right balance, between style and comfort, structure and fluidity, form and function, neutrals and metallics, separates and accessories. Also, each piece you don should reflect your personal style, but be warned that mixing logos will create a ‘fashion police’ alert.

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Not Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were the first choices for Kalank

While the Kalank teaser is garnering appreciation, we bring to you a lesser known fact about the period drama

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Kajol and SRK were the first choice for Kalank

Today, the much-awaited teaser of Kalank was launched and it was everywhere in no time. While there is no doubt that the film is looking beautiful and magnificent, we are going to reveal a fact about Kalank that not many of you may know. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt weren’t the first choices for the magnum opus but Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were. Yup, you heard that right? Read on to know more details about the same.

As we all know Kalank is one project that is very close to Karan Johar’s heart. Last week, while introducing the period drama on social media, KJo penned down an emotional message about how this film was his father’s dream and how it has been with him since the last 15 years. Similarly, Karan has spoken about this in his book An Unsuitable Boy where he has also mentioned about his first choice as a cast of the dream project. According to his book, the original cast that he had in his mind was of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Ajay Devgn and Rani Mukerji. But sadly things didn’t work out initially and the film was shelved.
Finally, after all these years, Karan revisited the film and today the teaser saw the light of the day. Though KJo’s late father Yash Johar couldn’t direct this love saga, his son eventually did it for him. So kudos to the Dharma Productions head honcho.

Kalank, which is slated to release on April 17, now stars Alia, Varun, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. Directed by Abhishek Varman, the multi-starrer is co-produced by Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala and Grandson and Fox Star Studios.

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