Anna Wintour Just Broke Her Own Fashion Rule at the White House State Dinner

Political events in D.C. don’t usually draw a crowd of well-dressed celebrities, but tonight certainly seemed to be the exception. The White House hosted a state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit and it proved to be the ultimate convergence of Hollywood and the Hill. 

Anna Wintour wore a vintage Chanel look from 1983, which came complete with built-in necklaces, belts, and bracelets. Interestingly, Wintour seems to have broken her own fashion rule. Amy Odell was quick to reference Wintour’s interview from 2019 in which she had some choice words about everyone’s favorite color: “Don’t wear all black,” Wintour had said. “It seems too gloomy as if one’s going to a funeral.” While the embellishments on the black gown certainly livened things up, it’s highly unusual to see Wintour in anything but colorful prints, so this was a rare sighting indeed. Scroll down to see her outfit and what other celebrities wore to the event. 

On Anna Wintour: Vintage Chanel S/S 83 dress

On First Lady Dr. Jill Biden: Oscar de la Renta custom dress; On First Lady Brigitte Macron: Louis Vuitton dress

On Violet Affleck: Carolina Herrera dress; On Jennifer Garner: Ralph Lauren dress

On Chrissy Teigen: 

On Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Monique Lhuillier dress; Tyler Ellis clutch

On Ariana DeBose: Tony Ward dress

On Gabriela Hearst: Gabriela Hearst S/S 23 dress

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Now That We’ve Discovered Them, We’ll Never Be Without—38 A+ New Beauty Finds

By now, you’ve probably surmised that we test-drive a lot of beauty products here at Who What Wear HQ. From nail polish and makeup to hair and skincare, we’re eyebrow-deep in all things new, exciting, and wish list–worthy. That said, due to the number of products we come in contact with, we’ve also transformed into the nitpickiest of beauty consumers. Within seconds, we can tell if a new hair oil is too heavy, and we’re quick to ignore a serum that yields disappointing results.

The good news? We’re far more often impressed than unimpressed after trying out a new product, and usually, we simply can’t wait to spread the word to all of our fellow beauty lovers (also known as you!). Therefore, we’ve decided gushing over our latest fave products should become a monthly ritual, and every 30 days or so, you can expect a full report detailing the highlighters, hair wands, and overnight skincare saviors we’ve quickly fallen head over heels for.

For the most part, we’ll be covering buzzworthy launches, as those typically take up most of the action atop our product-filled desks, but we won’t dismiss new-to-us products, either. Sometimes, our best discoveries are found on a friend’s vanity or on someone’s face at the bar (true story). Ahead are the best beauty products we tried in November! Grab your game face and wallet—you’ll be needing both.

TikTok has made InnBeauty Project’s Glaze Lip Oils famous, and they really are annoyingly perfect. They’re hydrating, silky—not sticky, and the shades and scents are so fun. Most recently, I can’t stop swiping the newest iteration—a festive merlot—across my lips for the best wine-stained finish.

Teeming with seawater, papaya enzymes, licorice root, seaberry oil, and persimmon extract, this multitasking new beauty water from mastermind esthetician and creator, Charlotte Cho, might just change your life this winter (or at least your skin). You can use it as a toner, a makeup remover, or as the second step after using an oil-based cleanser. I can’t get over how bright, bouncy, and plush my skin looks and feels since it became a regular in my evening wind-down. Charlotte, you’ve outdone yourself with this one!

Call me corny, but “shine bright like a diamond” is all I can think of whenever I apply this new *ever so slightly* shimmery body cream from RiRi. It transforms the driest, crankiest skin into velvety butter (the name gets it right), it smells like a tropical vacation, and it makes your skin glisten like no other. I’d say I’m hooked, but that doesn’t even do my infatuation justice.

Hair perfumes are so underrated. All of Gisou’s honey-injected products are divine, but I can’t stop using this limited edition version of the brand’s signature hair perfume. Ginger, blackberry leaf, lavender, honey, and a touch of extra shine and hydration? It’s the ultimate antidote for starved winter strands.

Like everyone else on the planet right now, I can’t stop wearing claw clips. Emi Jay is my favorite destination for all things hair accessories full stop, and this pretty, ice-blue butterfly clip from the brand’s holiday drop is quite literally my favorite thing right now.

I’m basically the bouncer of an underage clubgoer’s worst nightmare when it comes to adding new hair products into my routine. But when I was freshly bleached and in Arizona recently, I started using this aloe vera and Mexican chia seed–enriched oil on the mid-lengths and ends of my hair (almost like a treatment or mask) and the results were pretty unbelievable. It was like Rumpelstiltskin had spun my tragic, straw-like strands into gold. Plus, it smells absolutely heavenly—like that ultra-expensive vacation you’ve been dying to book.

My fellow editor Katie Berohn got me into the Orchid line from Tom Ford (Black Orchid is the original rendition and it’s equally as delicious). I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this sweeter version lately—it has crisp notes of honey and vanilla that smell divine and adds exactly what the formula was missing for me. I typically like gourmand fragrances that have a hint of fruitiness to them, but this one is musky, sweet, and honestly just velvety. It’s a must-buy and I’ll be wearing it all winter (and beyond).

I’m obsessed with Ziip’s conductivity gels and, of course, my Ziip device. This one, in particular, gives you such an incredible glow when you use it! Most conductivity gels dry out too quickly and you have to reapply it every few minutes, but not with this one. I can do multiple treatments for 20–30 minutes and it still has so much slip. It also doesn’t irritate my sensitive, reactive skin which is major. I’m completely in love and will probably only use Ziip gels exclusively from now on! 

This is such an amazing and potent vitamin C serum! My skin is prone to things like acne and hyperpigmentation—this serum helps both in a big way. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks but I’ve noticed an incredible difference in the dark spots around my chin area (thanks, hormonal breakouts). It also just gives your skin this otherworldly glow! It’s definitely a new staple in my routine.

A more concentrated version of DedCool’s beloved Milk fragrance, Xtra Milk smells insanely good and lasts all day long. I cycle through a lot of perfume, so I’m constantly wearing new scents, but my co-workers can vouch for this one. When I showed up to the office wearing it, everyone asked what it was. 

Now is the time of year for red lipsticks, and this extremely opulent one from Bobbi Brown passes every test. It has hydrating ingredients so your lips don’t get dry, but it also doesn’t smudge or smear. Plus, this fire-engine red looks good on everyone. 

What can I say? I love holiday candles. This one smells like ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon, so you can always feel like you’re baking cookies. 

I love how chic this candle looks in my living room, but I also love the white floral scent that it gives off. It’s fresh, clean, and subtle. 

One last candle! Otherland’s holiday collection can only be described as lavish. The brand’s sultry holiday scents will turn any space into a major mood, and this one, filled with palo santo, cypress bark, and crimson incense, might be the most tantalizing. 

If you’re going to give a candle set as a holiday gift, it should be this one. There’s really nothing like Homecourt’s signature fragrances of steeped rose, cipres mint, cece, and neroli leaf. These votives are small but mighty, with scents so good that my neighbor knocked on my door to ask what candles I was burning. 

This isn’t Naturium’s newest product on the market, but it is new to my collection as my dry skin was in desperate need. I can’t be convinced to spend more than $20 on a hyaluronic acid serum, but I swear this feels even more luxurious than the expensive options on the market. My skin is thanking me. 

Again, not the newest fragrance from D.S. & Durga, but now that I’ve discovered it, I’ll never be without it. Woody scents are my go-to, so these notes of sandalwood, coco, and iris are a complete dream. Radio Bombay is up to par with other cult-favorite scents like Santal 33 and Maison Marie Louis No. 4, so it’s time to give this perfume the recognition it deserves.

I’m obsessed with this new blush from Chantecaille’s holiday Lotus Collection. It’s neutral but with the prettiest subtle sparkle. You could definitely wear it on its own, but I’ve been wearing it over my other blushes to add a pretty glow.

I’m an Alastin fan for life and always jump at the chance to try its new releases. While I don’t have a ton of hyperpigmentation, I’ve found this new brightening serum to significantly improve my redness and give my skin a nice glow. It also protects against future damage and contains antioxidants, both of which I’m here for. It’s light enough to wear under my sunscreen and makeup during the day, which I’ve been doing in place of moisturizer. It also has a bit of luminescence to it, which I enjoy.

I’ve been in love with Hourglass’s Phantom balms for many months now, and this set contains the prettiest shades. Slip is great for every day and Rouge leaves a subtle berry tint that’s very easy to wear, especially if you shy away from dark lip colors like I do.

Ourself Lip Filler is an innovative new launch in the lip-plumping arena with the difference being that it actually makes your lips fuller over time instead of just temporarily. Hyaluronic acid penetrates your lips to plump and restore them and vitamin B3 restores your natural lip color. So far, I’m very impressed with the results. I highly advise ordering this set because the Lip Conditioner is also incredible. It instantly hydrates and stays on for yours.

As someone who has struggled with dark spots and hyperpigmentation for years, I’ve tested several products that target these skin concerns. But nothing has worked as effectively or as quickly as Eadem’s serum. My spots have lightened significantly and I’ve only been using the product for a couple of weeks. I’m wildly impressed and can’t recommend it enough.

Despite having naturally full lips, I live for a plumping gloss. This one has a glossy finish but applies like a balm and feels super light on the lips. Most plumping glosses tingle or burn for the first 5–10 minutes, but this one doesn’t come with any pain or funny feelings—just high shine and moisture.

Having only experienced Maison Francis Krukdjian’s best-selling fragrances through others, I was beyond excited to finally get my hands on one of the brand’s eau de parfums and try it out for myself. I’m usually quite partial to fresh and floral scents (leaning more towards woodsy once I enter the winter months). The newly released 724 fragrance offers everything I like with key notes of vibrant white sandalwood, fresh white flowers, jasmine, and just a hint of musk. It has the perfect balance of freshness and warmth.

TikTok convinced me to take a chance on this ultra-hydrating serum. I have combination skin but always noticed dryness along my nose, chin, and forehead once the cold season hits. Summer Fridays’ Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum has rescued my skin this year by sealing in moisture and making my skin look and feel extremely healthy. This is one serum I know I’ll be using for a long time!

My skin is super prone to dehydration and redness, so I’m serious about using only the best moisturizers (especially in the winter). This one has an airy, whipped texture that soaks into the skin. It’s incredibly hydrating, and it makes my skin feel soft, smooth, and calm. I like to layer it under a face oil to seal in all that much-needed and much-appreciated hydration. 

I’m late to the game, but I finally tried this fragrance, and I’m not being dramatic when I say I’m in love. It has a subtle sweetness that envelops my skin and makes it smell like me but better. It’s all thanks to notes of skin musk, bergamot nectar, and blonde wood. I can’t stop wearing it and pray that it never gets discontinued or reformulated. 

Honestly, just seeing the Barney’s name makes me happy. But now, my skin is thrilled too because this rich cream has brought it back to life. My skin has been feeling unbelievably dry, more than I’m used to this time of year. This cream is super luxe—it’s rich, but absorbs quickly into the skin. I’ve noticed a big improvement in my complexion since using it at night. It not only has helped brighten my complexion, but it also looks more even, and obviously, more hydrated. 

Dr. Whitney Bowe went viral on TikTok and I’m so happy she did because otherwise who knows if I’d know about her product line. This microbiome-nourishing cream is everything. It’s made with squalene, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and a blend of prebiotics and postbiotics. It’s hydrating, leaves a subtle glow, and helps balance the microbiome. 

I’m not a big eyeliner person, but when I do use it, I want it to be creamy and I want it to glide seamlessly across my lid. I hate when pencils are too rough. This is perfect and I’m very into the emerald green color right now. I used it for a night out, and I have to say, I was impressed that it wasn’t smudged by the end of the evening. 

I ran out of my usual cleanser and had this on hand and I’m so happy I gave it a try. There’s nothing mind-blowing about it, it’s just a really solid gel cleanser. It does a great job of removing makeup, dirt, and oil, but doesn’t strip skin of its moisture. 

I’m so not a matte-lipstick person, but I’ve become completely obsessed with this. It’s made with rich emollients, so when it’s applied to lips, it just glides on. There’s no dryness or flakiness. My lips don’t look like a crackly mess. The finish is lovely and the mauve-brown color is even better. 

I bought Rhode’s lip treatment simply because I was curious, and it’s officially become my favorite lip product. The applicator is easy and it keeps my lips nourished throughout the day. I apply it in the morning and also like to layer it over lipstick as a gloss as well. I just repurchased it because it’s miraculously in stock in my favorite scent, Watermelon Slice. Run, because I’m not sure how long that will last.

I had been using Olaplex’s No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo for quite some time, but after a recent visit to the hairdresser, I learned that I should give the brand’s clarifying shampoo a try. I have so much hair that it’s been a struggle to get it completely clean, but this helps get the job done easily which I love. I’m so glad I gave it a try!

I was never really a bronzer person until I discovered the power this Rare Beauty product holds. The brand can do no wrong in my eyes, and this product is proof of that. The way it perfectly contours my face and gives me an effortless glow has completely won me over.

There’s nothing I love more than a lightweight moisturizer, and this product had been sitting on my shelf for some time without use. My friend came over and fangirled over it a little bit, so I finally gave it a try. It’s currently my favorite moisturizer to put on at the end of any day because it’s so lightweight and hydrating.

I love this hair and scalp oil by Ceremonia. I have dandruff and I hate using harsh products to try to ease the itching. This oil is incredibly moisturizing and helps my scalp’s flakiness without drying out my hair. Plus, it smells like a tropical heaven—a win-win in my book. 

Next: FYI—9 Genius Tips I Learned From Studying Hailey Bieber’s Makeup Routine

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Lucy Boynton’s $98 Ring Is Absolutely My Next Jewelry Purchase

While the average fashion consumer may have very little in common with the celebs who provide endless style inspiration, we can agree on one thing: affordable jewelry is a fun way to accessorize. Take actress and former Who What Wear cover star Lucy Boynton, who was spotted wearing a lacey black dress by ShuShu Tong and several pieces of gold jewelry at a screening of The Pale Blue Eyes in London. One ring caught our eye—the enamel coated heart with blue sapphires worn on Boynton’s middle finger—and we were delighted to discover that it is made by the direct-to-consumer jewelry brand, Mejuri. 

Known for its delicate fine and semi-fine pieces, Mejuri offers gold and gold vermeil jewelry that the wearer is encouraged to purchase as a gift to themselves. With hundreds of pieces under $100—including Boynton’s ring—there will be no problem finding something special to unwrap for yourself this season.

The tough part, of course, is picking just one. We’ve pulled 12 of Mejuri’s best rings for you to browse below, including Boynton’s exact style. We won’t judge if you end up buying a ring for each finger. Just don’t forget: Mejuri has gorgeous earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, too. 

An everyday ring with a twist.

We’ve never said no to a croissant.

A timeless design.

Time to add to the stack.

Eye-catching, indeed.

Wear it with confidence.

Pick your birthstone or your favorite color.

We’re seeing enamel jewelry everywhere lately.

Not strictly team gold or team silver? Then this mixed metal ring is a winner.

Another sweet stacking ring.

Yep, this chic signet ring is seriously under $100.

Next, I Thought I Banished These 6 Jewelry Trends, But They’re Surging Again

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Last Year’s #1 Holiday Jewelry Trend Is Back With a Vengeance—21 Pieces to Shop

While it’s not every day that Who What Wear editors show up wearing the exact same thing, it does happen occasionally. Last year, seven of our most stylish office mates showed up to the company holiday celebration wearing the same style of statement earrings which, as one might imagine, made a serious statement: fringe earrings are here to party.

And, while the holidays are a good excuse to splurge for something on your wish list, this trend does not have to fall into that category. In fact, we’ve pulled 21 different pairs of the best fringe earrings to shop, and they’re all under $100—some are under $20!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get party ready and add a set of sparklers to your jewelry box. We’re buying a bunch to gift to friends so everyone can ring in the new year in style with this dazzling dangling earring trend. 

Graduated fringe adds movement. 

Party ready at a pleasantly surprising price. 

Like tassels for your ears.

Put a bow on it.

So pretty.

A total ear party.

Chandeliers for your ears. 

Come through dripping.

A strand of pearls is an elegant addition.

Statement-making.

Chasing waterfalls.

Perfectly face framing.

Crystal crawlers.

Fringe fit for a queen.

Glitter in gold.

Winner, winner.

A serious score on sale.

Celebrate with some ear confetti! 

Next, And Now, 29 Holiday-Party Shopping Finds Every Fashion Person Will Wear

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This Is Your Sign to Accept That Holiday Party Invite—4 Looks to Re-Create Now

While I do love a fun night out, I’m really not a party girl. Yes, I love to sing and dance in front of the DJ booth, mix and mingle with my friends, and take mirror selfies in the bathroom, but honestly, I go to parties for the fashion. I spend weeks researching my looks, and it basically takes me a whole day to get ready. Once I’m there, I can’t help but observe everyone’s outfits. And the holiday season is the best time of year for partywear. Admittedly, I’m accepting every holiday party invite just for the opportunity to play dress-up and make mental notes of the trends.

When I want to feel glamorous, Net-a-Porter is the first place I go. The online retailer’s selection of luxe, trend-focused pieces is pretty unbeatable, and its party edit is thriving right now. Of course, I couldn’t resist the urge to comb through the many pages of party attire and create four on-trend holiday looks for you. Before you decline an invite because you don’t know what to wear, take a scroll through this holiday lookbook for some exciting outfits to re-create.

Maxi hemlines have made a huge comeback this season, dominating Pinterest boards and runway shows with no sign of going away. The elongated style of this dress embodies the elegance of a gown without being too formal. For your next holiday party, pair this cutout maxi with textured heels that peek out from under the dress when you walk and a saturated purse that can be seen even in the darkest of rooms. Tie it all together with silver statement jewelry, and congratulate yourself for making it onto the “best dressed” list.

Hands down, the easiest way to take a rather simple look to new heights is to color-block. It gives the impression that you spent hours methodically planning your outfit when, in reality, it took no time at all. The combination of blue and purple is unexpected but effective. For the ultimate holiday vibe, take a collared, satin shirtdress and your favorite strappy heels for a spin with silver accessories.

What’s a holiday party without a little (or a lot) of sequins? This iconic texture makes the rounds every year, and I’m not complaining. Put a trendy spin on your sequined garments by playing with length and color. This sequined micro-mini is the star of the show and requires very little styling to make a big splash. Opt for classic styles like a turtleneck and heeled sandals to tone down this bold, monochromatic ensemble while maintaining that festive element.

Black can be mistakenly labeled as boring when it comes to holiday dressing, and I’m here to dispel that myth. An all-black look will forever be the sleek and classic outfit recipe that anybody can pull off. Take your everyday blazer and trouser pairing, for example, and style it with a bead-embellished top as an ode to the season. Pro tip: The key to making an all-black outfit holiday ready is to experiment with textures and lengths that add a touch of sparkle.

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The Hidden Symbolism Behind Meghan Markle’s Unexpected Color Combo

To quote Taylor Swift, what if I told you none of it was accidental? Meghan Markle’s most recent outfit may seem unexpected at first, but there’s actually a hidden meaning behind the color combination she chose to wear. Listen, I don’t blame you if you were too focused on Meghan Markle’s empowering discussion to notice the color of her shoes, but you know we’re all about style and substance here at Who What Wear, so you can bet I’ll be talking about both.

Markle attended a fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, which runs programs for women on intimate violence prevention, executive leadership, mental health, and more. For the event, the Duchess of Sussex wore a green Giorgio Armani dress with purple Manolo Blahnik shoes.

As Page Six smartly pointed out, green and purple, along with white, are actually the official colors of International Women’s Day. The organization explained the significance on its website: “Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. The colors originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.” So there you have it: It was all by design because she’s a mastermind. Okay, I’ll stop with the Taylor Swift references now. Scroll down to see Meghan Markle’s outfit and shop similar pieces. 

On Meghan Markle: Giorgio Armani dress; Manolo Blahnik shoes

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16 Under-$50 Nordstrom Gifts for When You Want to Be Thoughtful on a Budget

As someone who prioritizes intentional gift giving, I feel a ping of apprehension when I see the words “gift exchange” in the group chat. Don’t get me wrong—it’s a fun holiday game, but it often results in money spent on impractical gifts that I don’t have the budget for. So this year, I’m approaching these exchanges differently and heading straight to Nordstrom. Its selection of under-$50 gifts is stocked with products that my friends and family would actually want (and use), such as personalized necklaces and cozy cashmere pieces. No matter what you’re looking for this season, I can personally guarantee that purchasing these 16 items will be money well spent.

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The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Is A 600-HP All-Terrain Supercar

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The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato–which began as a brazen, clickbait-garnering concept in 2019–has been fully realized as an all-terrain supercar you’ll soon be able to actually buy.

The stunningly cut body has been raised by 1.7 inches compared Huracan EVO, and its track width has increased by 1.1 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the rear. There’s a plethora of reinforcements, from the aluminum front underbody to a bolstered diffuser, wheel arches and sills.

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Aside from the body lift, the most noticeable addition is a towering, fresh air-gulping rear intake in lieu of the typical side intakes, which were clogging the engine’s filters in testing. “It was eating too much dust,” Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s design director, told Car and Driver, “or rather the filters were getting blocked much too quickly.”

(Lamborghini Huracan)

While the Huracan’s 5.2-liter V10 has been downtuned from 631 to 610 horsepower in this application, the all-wheel drive, seven-speed automatic “off-roader” will still hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds on the way to a limited 160-mph max speed. C&D adds that with regard to top end, this is technically the slowest production Lamborghini since the LM002 “Rambo Lambo” SUV, but even with that hampered top end, only the world’s best rally drivers have any business pushing the Sterrato to its terminal velocity off the pavement.

(Lamborghini Huracan)

It rides on 19 inch rims wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler AT002 run-flat rubber—Lamborghini says that these tires were “custom engineered” to “provide a perfect grip both on gravel and tarmac while keeping an excellent handling and high speed performance.”

No interior images were provided, but Lamborghini says the “Alcantara Verde Sterrato upholstery, reflect the ‘feel like a pilot’ philosophy traditionally adopted for the Huracán line.” Lamborghini’s HMI interface operated by a central touchscreen also gains new off-road-geared features, including a digital inclinometer, a compass, and geographic coordinate and steering angle indicators.

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Limited to 1,499 examples, orders for the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato open up later this year ahead of the February 2023 production.

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Aston Martin’s Tokyo Mega-Mansion Is A Stunning Work Of Art

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When one of the world’s finest automakers sets its sights on expanding its universe into the world of luxury architecture, it’s certainly worth watching closely. And if the forthcoming  № 001 Minami Aoyama is any indication, the British auto titan is conquering that arena in impressive fashion, too.

Aston Martin

It’s not the company’s first foray into home design: Aston Martin announced its first-ever private residence in 2020, and the ante has been upped even further with an insanely cool four-story townhouse designed to put Aston Martin supercars front and center.

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The residence, set to be completed in November 2023, was designed in partnership with Japanese luxury concierge Vibroa.

And just in case you were wondering, the incredibly luxe home has already been sold to a private buyer (who that might be is anyone’s guess, but perhaps it caught the eye of 007 himself).

Aston

The world of Aston Martin now includes luxury SUVs and a luxury Scotch, and this Tokyo mega-mansion shows off the brand’s incredible eye for design and detail every step of the way.

It boasts two Aston Martin parking spots and a viewing gallery visible from the dining room — certainly not a bad view for dinner — plus amenities like its own spa and gym.

Aston Martin

It also comes complete with something no luxury abode should be without: A wine cellar, and the mansion is topped off (quite literally) with a roof terrace boasting next-level views of Tokyo’s skyline.

“As Aston Martin grows in Japan, we are passionate about finding innovative ways to bring our ultra-luxury brand to life and resonate with local consumers,” said Greg Adams, Aston Martin’s regional president of Japan and South Korea, in a statement.

Aston Martin

Adams went on to call the residence the “perfect home for an Aston Martin owner,” and one glimpse at any of its otherworldly amenities drives home that point quite nicely.

Aston Martin

While this one-of-a-kind residence is fit for only one lucky buyer, one imagines it’s not the last foray Aston Martin will make into real estate.

Keep a keen eye out for what the famed automaker has up its sleeves next.

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Author: Beau Hayhoe

James Brand’s Flagship Pocket Knife Gets Damasteel Blade Upgrade

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Minimalist EDC specialist James Brand has taken its flagship knife up a notch.

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The Portland, Oregon-based company’s Barnes debuted in 2021 as its first with an integrated frame-lock design, which is machined from a single titanium billet to cut down on extra parts and decrease maintenance requirements.

(James Beard)

But as Acquire notes, the Barnes’ is now available with a 3.5-inch Damasteel Hakkapella DS93X drop-point blade. For the unaware, Damasteel is a trademarked damascus steel manufacturing process developed in Sweden that involves aerosolizing and bonding the metal without making welds, resulting in an extremely durable blade, per knifeart.com. Basically, the blade is stronger and prettier than the Barnes’ Bohler M390 steel predecessor.

(James Beard)

Other key features include ceramic bearings for a smooth action, a double-sided thumb stud for left- or right-handed use (though the black micarta grip and removable carry clip are permanently set up for right-handed users), and an integrated and removable paracord lanyard.

Priced at $1,250, the James Beard Barnes is available to purchase now.

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Author: Maxim Staff