This One-Off Indigo and Copper Ferrari Roma Is the Best-Looking Car You’ll See Today

This One-Off Indigo and Copper Ferrari Roma Is the Best-Looking Car You’ll See Today

The Ferrari Roma may be named after Italy’s capital city, but a new one-off draws its inspiration from a country more than 6,200 miles to the east.

The marque’s Jap Program recently joined forced with the editors of Cool Hunting to design a special indigo blue version of the sports car. The collaboration, which was on display at the just-completed NYC X Design 10 Anniversary Festival, is an attempt to wed the distinct design cultures of Italy and Japan. And based on the pictures of the vehicle, that fusion really works.

The Japanese influence on the one-of-a-kind coupé’s design is immediately apparent. That’s because its aerodynamic body has been cloaked in a vivid coat of what Ferrari is calling Indigo Metal. As the name suggests, the bold blue hue is based on traditional Japanese indigo dyes. The Cool Hunting team got the idea to use the color after visiting one of the country’s last remaining indigo farms in Tokushima. The striking shade is offset by a daring set of copper-plated wheels, which are inspired by traditional tea canisters and kettles made from the material. The stark contrast helps accentuate the Roma’s sleek lines and profile. Ferrari may not allow for aftermarket bodywork modifications, but there’s no denying that this build looks unique.

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The blue and copper motif carries over to the interior. Inside the two-door you’ll find a completely bespoke upholstery that utilizes Sakiori fabrics, which are made from repurposed vintage kimonos that have had their silk replaced with high-tensile nylon for improved durability. Sakiori is one of the world’s oldest examples of upcycling, according to the automaker. The headliner, meanwhile, is made from indigo-dyed leather that’s been woven in a traditional Italian pattern. There’s are copper accents as well, including contrast stitching on the seats and a polished gear shift grate. Finally, the car’s dedication plate is adorned with a “kamon,” a custom-made crest which indicates one’s origins in Japan.
The Roma’s powertrain hasn’t been modified at all, and it’s easy to see why. The sports car is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends 611 horses and 561 ft lbs of twist to the rear axle. Thanks to all that power, the car can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 199 mph.

Inside the Ferrari Tailor Made Program x Cool Hunting Roma 

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Since it’s a one-off, you won’t get a chance to buy this Roma. That’s unfortunate, but there’s no reason why the gorgeous build can’t inspire your own. Ferrari’s Tailor Made Program is taking commissions now. You’ll just have to be prepared, of course, to pony up more than the coupe’s original $220,000 sticker price.
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Girlfriend Collective Launched the Perfect Athleisure Collection—Here’s What We’re Buying

Girlfriend Collective Launched the Perfect Athleisure Collection—Here’s What We’re Buying

Signs of a good week include sunshine, the perfect cold-brew-to-oat-milk ratio, and an exciting Girlfriend Collective launch. Today, the activewear and loungewear brand dropped the Stretch Woven collection, which consists of five easy-to-wear styles in a new fabric. Different from the brand’s cult-favorite Compressive or Float fabrics, Girlfriend’s Stretch Woven fabric is a durable, lightweight, slightly stretchy recycled polyester and spandex blend. The collection includes The Short Sleeve Button Up Jumpsuit, Sleeveless Button Up Romper, Everyday Easy Shorts, Tapered Joggers, and Wrap Skort. Like all of Girlfriend Collective’s pieces, the Stretch Woven collection comes in sizes XXS to 6XL. Each piece is available in three colors (so far); you can choose from black, dark olive green, and royal blue.Another reason to love Girlfriend Collective, besides its excellent activewear and size inclusivity, is its commitment to sustainability. Sustainability is tricky for brands to nail, especially since the best way to be eco-conscious is to, well, stop buying things. But the brand is famous for making more than 50% of its clothing and packaging out of recycled and recyclable materials (like plastic water bottles, nylon, and fishing nets). Plus, any well-loved Girlfriend activewear can be shipped back to the brand and upcycled into leggings for someone else—and you’ll get store credit in return. You can read up on the brand’s extensive sustainability efforts here.Keep reading to see each of the pieces in the new Girlfriend Collective launch, plus why we love ’em so much. All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Deepika Padukone’s Second Ashi Studio Outfit for Cannes Film Festival Is This Custom Orange Gown

Deepika Padukone’s Second Ashi Studio Outfit for Cannes Film Festival Is This Custom Orange Gown

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After breaking the internet in an Ashi Studio dress at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Deepika Padukone has once again looked to a dramatic piece by the label this year. Today, the Indian star and jury member walked the red carpet for the premiere of The Innocent wearing a custom-made saffron dress from Saudi designer Ashi’s namesake brand. The strapless orange taffeta gown featured a floor-grazing hem and a weightless draped detail around the shoulders.
Photo: Instagram.com/deepikapadukone
The designer, who has previously featured on Vogue Arabia’s cover, has long been the go-to for stars looking to make a statement on the red carpet. This year alone, Ashi Studio’s pieces have been worn by celebrities including actor Kat Graham and models Izabel Goulart and Jourdan Dunn. As for Padukone, her ruffled pink dress by Ashi Studio worn in 2018 went down as one of her most extravagant looks, and cemented her place among the most anticipated stars at the Cannes Film Festival.
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The actor’s looks up until now have channeled her roots via a Sabyasachi sari, followed by her newly minted Louis Vuitton ambassadorship in a series of bold looks.

Check out all of Deepika Padukone’s Cannes Film Festival 2022 outfits below.
Deepika Padukone in Louis Vuitton. Photo: Getty
Deepika Padukone in Louis Vuitton. Photo: Getty
Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi. Photo: Getty
Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi Photo: Getty
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We Know You’re Dying to Talk About Period Poop

We Know You’re Dying to Talk About Period Poop

Certain aspects of having a period are talked about more frequently than others, like dealing with menstural cramps, sore boobs, and bloating. But there’s one common symptom that, for whatever reason, gets less buzz: period poop.Yup, it’s not just you—pooping habits can get weird during your period. “Many people do get bowel changes just before or during their period,” Kyle Staller, MD, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, tells SELF. That includes a whole potential host of things, from period constipation to period diarrhea, with some people just pooping more than usual during that time of the month.Maybe you just happened to notice that period poop is a thing for you and are simply curious about what, exactly, is going on down there. Or maybe period poop is a problem for you and you need a solution ASAP. Either way, getting to the bottom of this (no pun intended) can go a long way toward helping you understand your body and figuring out a solution if your period poops start to interfere with your life. Here’s what you need to know about this totally normal phenomenon.What are period poops?Some people refer to changes in bowel movement that happen around their menstrual cycle as period poops. As with most other period wonkiness, you can thank hormonal fluctuations for this phenomenon. “The reason that this happens is largely due to hormones,” Dr. Staller says. That includes constipation that starts before your period and subsequent diarrhea or excessive pooping that happens once aunt Flo has actually come to town.Preperiod constipation could be a result of an increase in the hormone progesterone, which starts to increase in the time between ovulation and when you get your period.1 Progesterone can cause food to move more slowly through your intestines, backing you up in the process.But levels of progesterone plummet around the same time that your period starts.1 Simultaneously, there’s an increase in hormone-like compounds in your body called prostaglandins. The cells that make up the lining of your uterus (known as endometrial cells), produce these prostaglandins, which get released as the lining of your uterus breaks down right before and during menstruation. These chemicals cause the blood vessels and muscles in the uterus to contract. If your body has high levels of prostaglandins, they can make their way into the muscle that lines your bowels.There, they can cause your intestines to contract just like your uterus and push out fecal matter quickly, Ashkan Farhadi, MD, a gastroenterologist at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, tells SELF. (Fun fact: These prostaglandins are also responsible for those painful menstrual cramps you might get every month.) This explains why you might have diarrhea or poop so much more often during your period.Of course this can all vary for different people. But if you notice you experience constipation or diarrhea right around your period like clockwork, this may be why.Back to topCan health conditions cause period poop changes?Certain health conditions like endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, can flare up during menstruation, leading to bowel changes. For example, if you struggle with Crohn’s disease, which can often cause diarrhea, or IBS-D (a form of IBS that causes people to have diarrhea), your body’s release of prostaglandins during your period may exacerbate your condition, worsening your diarrhea. But if you suffer from IBS-C (IBS that causes people to have constipation), you may find yourself struggling even more to have a bowel movement on your period as progesterone further slows your bowels’ activity. Since ulcerative colitis can lead to both diarrhea and constipation, you might experience an uptick in either during your period.Back to topWhat does it mean if it hurts to poop during my period?There are a few potential reasons why it might hurt to poop on your period. If it’s something you notice here and there—especially if you’re dealing with a lot of diarrhea—it could be a side effect of diarrhea itself, like cramping in your stomach or even irritation around your anus from going so often, Dr. Farhadi says.

The 14 Best Robot Vacuums That Do the Dirty Work for You

The 14 Best Robot Vacuums That Do the Dirty Work for You

If you’re still lugging around a clunky, corded traditional vacuum cleaner from room to room, stop right there. The best robot vacuums do all that gross, grimy work for you so that you can spend your time in other, more important ways. By now, you’ve likely contemplated buying one or know someone who has and raves about it. If you’re ready to take the plunge, let us help.What does a robot vacuum cleaner do?At the basest level, robot vacuum cleaners are circular appliances that roam your home and employ powerful suction to pull dust, dirt, dander, and pet hair into a built-in dustbin which you later empty, or if it’s a certain model it automatically self-empties. If it’s a self-empty robot vacuum cleaner you usually only have to dump the bin every month or so saving you more time. These vacuums have sensors that map out floor plans, no-go zones, and obstacle avoidance (so they don’t keep banging into your furniture). When finished cleaning, the vacuums return to their charging docks to recharge (or, in some cases, recharge and resume cleaning where they left off). From there, robot vacuums increase in their fancy features. There are all sorts of models and brands that address your home size, flooring, and needs. Many have lengthy battery lives, strong filters for better air quality at home, and are designed to navigate hardwood, high-pile carpeting, and tile. The high-end robot vacuums mop if you need them to, can be given multiple cleaning schedules, spot-clean, self-empty, sync up to apps via Wi-Fi, and respond to Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. Wild, right? Plus, with spring allergies here, a robovac can help keep the inside of your home pollen-free.Of course, with all trendy appliances, there are so, so many models on the market to consider. To simplify shopping, below, we’ve researched and assembled top picks for the best robot vacuums. These best-sellers come from big-name brands like iRobot, Eufy, Shark, Deebot, and more and can be found at retailers such as Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, you can expect to grab one of these robot vacuums for a great price so be sure to check out our Memorial Day sales page for markdowns.

Here’s How the U.S. Handled Its Last Big Monkeypox Outbreak

Here’s How the U.S. Handled Its Last Big Monkeypox Outbreak

Symptoms of monkeypox are similar to smallpox but milder. Symptoms usually begin one to two weeks after exposure. Early on, this can include fever, headache, exhaustion, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes (which is the only notable symptom present with monkeypox but not smallpox), according to the CDC. One to three days later, a rash appears, often starting on the face and then spreading to other areas of the body. The lesions change over time, eventually turning into pustules and then scabs before falling off. People are usually sick for two to four weeks. The 2003 monkeypox outbreak was contained through a multi-pronged approach.Spearheaded by the CDC, federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state public health departments, the response included lab testing; epidemiological investigation; the development of treatment guidelines for patients and doctors, as well as vets and other people who handle animals; the distribution of smallpox vaccines and treatments; and federal regulation. For instance, the CDC quickly issued a ban on the importation of African rodents (dead or alive), including animals who were born outside of the African continent but whose native habitat is in Africa. The FDA also issued a ban on the interstate sale, transportation, or release of prairie dogs and six types of African rodents, though it was rescinded in 2008.That first outbreak was a primer on how to quickly mount a multifaceted defense. It also prompted authorities to take preparatory steps that left us better resourced to handle the situation today. Namely, the government renewed interest in smallpox vaccination, which has not been routine in the U.S. since 1972, when smallpox was eradicated, according to the CDC. (Currently, the smallpox vaccination is only recommended for military personnel and lab workers who work with certain kinds of poxviruses.)Observational studies in Africa have indicated that smallpox vaccinations are about 85% effective in preventing monkeypox, per the WHO. Experts also think that getting vaccinated after monkeypox exposure can help either prevent the disease or lessen the severity, the CDC explains. (The agency recommends vaccination within four days of exposure.) The U.S. is in the process of securing more smallpox vaccines in the event of an emergency. The Danish pharmaceutical company that created the smallpox vaccine licensed for use against monkeypox in the U.S. said in a news release that the U.S. government is exercising options from an existing contract to order $119 million in smallpox vaccines to be manufactured starting next year. However, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson told Axios that this order was unrelated to the recent monkeypox cases. The company says they have been working with the U.S. government on the smallpox vaccine since 2003. Another smallpox vaccination has also been FDA-approved for monkeypox prevention, although it isn’t CDC-recommended or available yet. The CDC committee that issues vaccine recommendations is currently evaluating that vaccine for use in people whose jobs put them at higher risk of exposure.The federal government says it is monitoring the current situation in the U.S. closely.“We’re working on it hard to figure out what we do,” President Joe Biden said on Sunday.  continued. “It is a concern in the sense that if it were to spread, it’s consequential.”He also sent a more hopeful message during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, per USA Today. “I just don’t think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with COVID-19,” President Biden said.Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, told ABC News on Sunday that he feels the country is well-prepared should the outbreak grow. “This is a virus we understand. We have vaccines against it,” Dr. Jha said. “I am confident we’re going to be able to keep our arms around it. We’re going to track it very closely and use the tools we have to make sure that we continue to prevent further spread and take care of the people who get infected.” Related:

Gisele Bündchen Makes a Comeback for Riccardo Tisci, and Burberry

Gisele Bündchen Makes a Comeback for Riccardo Tisci, and Burberry

LONDON — She’s back.Gisele Bündchen has been keeping a low profile of late, but she’s bounding back into the public eye courtesy of her friend Riccardo Tisci, chief creative officer at Burberry.
Bündchen is the face of Burberry’s 2022 Summer Monogram campaign, and wears a variety of sporty looks, including a check bikini and workout gear suited to her beloved yoga, and beachy pursuits.
“I was so happy to see Riccardo again after such a long time and shooting with my sweet friends Luigi and Iango is always a blast. It was so special spending time with everyone.
“We had so much fun on set,” said Bündchen, who specifically chose to work with Tisci, and with Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi, who are known creatively as Luigi & Iango.

The campaign also features previously unreleased black-and-white stills of Bündchen that the creative duo shot a decade ago.

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Current looks were styled by Suzanne Koller while the campaign makeup artist was Georgi Sandev. The campaign video features “Initials B.B.,” written and performed by Serge Gainsbourg.

Gisele Bündchen is the star of Burberry’s 2022 Summer Monogram campaign.
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Murenu and Henzi said they met Tisci at the very beginning of his career when he was living in Milan, and describe him as “family.”
“Working with Riccardo is always a wonderful challenge that allows us to explore new and great paths. It is a real exchange of ideas and of beautiful energies,” they said.
Bündchen “transmitted her kindness, grace and extraordinary energy in a very contemporary and cool way. We are very proud of this campaign, which transmits all the codes that touch us the most at heart: light, love and perfect harmony,” added the photographers.

Bündchen is the latest in a lineup of hot talent that Tisci has tapped over the past four years. In 2019, it was Gigi Hadid, followed by Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell. The Thomas Burberry Monogram, designed by Tisci and the graphic designer Peter Saville, was first unveiled in August 2018.
This year’s Summer Monogram collection includes cotton gabardine trenchcoats, caftans, wool-blend cardigans, eyewear, silky bomber jackets and wool sweaters. Accessories include the bestselling Lola and Freya, tote bags, linen high-top sneakers and Neoprene sandals.
During his first public appearance for Burberry last week, the new chief executive officer Jonathan Akeroyd said Burberry would maintain its luxury positioning, and that collaborations and special in-house collections, such as the Summer Monogram, would continue to be a big part of the strategy.
Akeroyd said luxury creates desire for customers and value for the brand. He added that he has confidence in Tisci, and described the designer as “consistent” in his vision for the Burberry with a “strong eye and pulse for what the market needs.”

Bulgari Taps Anne Hathaway as New Ambassador

Bulgari Taps Anne Hathaway as New Ambassador

Anne Hathaway has been named Bulgari’s newest ambassador.On Tuesday, Bulgari released its latest campaign, called “Unexpected Wonders,” featuring the actress alongside Zendaya, another spokesperson for the brand, as the two wander around a sumptuous palazzo wearing different statement pieces by Bulgari with the two stars taking turns narrating the video.
The campaign was shot in Rome and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the award-winning filmmaker behind “La Grande Bellezza.”
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Hathaway made her debut as an ambassador during the Cannes Film Festival last week, where she wore a custom white sequined column gown by Armani Privé paired with Bulgari’s Mediterranean Reverie necklace and a matching sapphire ring from the brand’s high jewelry collection. She was styled by Erin Walsh.
Besides the Oscar-winning actress and Zendaya, Bulgari’s new media campaign will include Blackpink’s Lisa Manoban, Chinese actress Shu Qi and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, all of whom will present Bulgari’s jewelry and watch collections.

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In the images, Hathaway is wearing pieces from the brand’s classic Serpenti range as well as jewelry and watches from the Divas’ Dream collection. Zendaya is shown wearing pieces from the B.Zero1 and BB collection, while Chopra Jonas dons pieces from both the high jewelry and Serpenti collections. Manoban, known professionally as Lisa, wears necklaces and rings from the B.Zero1 and Divas’ Dream collections.

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Hathaway and Zendaya were photographed by Dan Jackson while Lisa and Chopra Jonas were shot by Chris Colls.
Zendaya and Lisa have been ambassadors for Bulgari since 2020, while Chopra Jonas was named one last year. Qi has been a longtime spokesperson for the brand.

Blackpink’s Lisa for Bulgari
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas for Bulgari
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Exclusive: Maria Tash Shares the 3 Tips Every Woman Should Follow When Shopping for Fine Jewelry

Exclusive: Maria Tash Shares the 3 Tips Every Woman Should Follow When Shopping for Fine Jewelry

Fine jewelry designer Maria Tash Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
This summer, fine jewelry designer Maria Tash celebrated a milestone moment: the opening of her newest store, located in Prestige at The Avenues, Kuwait. Spread across a whopping 2,100 square feet, the new space is officially the third Maria Tash destination in the Middle East, with the first two opening in Dubai Mall in 2018, and Mall of Emirates in 2021. It’s clear that the entrepreneur has come a long way, having opened her first store in Manhattan’s East Village in 1993.
For Tash, it was important for the jewelry house’s Kuwait edition to tell her story through its interiors. Best known for pushing the envelope with minimalistic sparklers that tempt every shopper to load up on piercings, the designer’s new space is all about clean lines, sleek shapes, and modern detailing, bringing together a palette of soft grays, custom glass and leather and metallic accents. Perched right next to Fauchon, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels, the boutique also boasts a private ‘women’s only’ lounge, ensuring that every visitor has a comfortable shopping experience.
Maria Tash boutique in Kuwait. Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
“It has been a long journey,” Tash says triumphantly about the Kuwait store during a chat with Vogue Arabia. “I did two very successful pop-ups in 2016 in Kuwait and I have been waiting to open in the country since. I signed the store lease in the Prestige section of The Avenues a couple of years ago, but we could not get into the country to establish all of the corporate setups and fly specialized employees in due to Covid.” After years of waiting, the new flagship doesn’t just stand out for its envy-worthy interiors and invest-worthy customizable creations, but also for its futuristic touches. “It is the first location to have special tools I invented to visualize and preview jewelry for the patented Tash Helix and Hiddlen Tash Rook piercing locations,” she elaborates, proving that the only way for this fine jewelry designer is up.
A closer look inside the Kuwait store. Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
She may still be basking in the glow of the success of her Kuwait store, but there isn’t much time to stop and smell the roses in Maria Tash’s world. As she gears up for her next big openings—Maria Tash will soon be making homes in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Paris—the designer of the moment sits down with Vogue Arabia for a quick chat, where she reveals her biggest jewelry insights, from her favorite memories, to the key pieces every woman should own, and much more. Dive in!
What is your first memory with jewelry?
My first memory is rummaging through my mother’s jewelry box and draping almost all of the pieces inside on myself.  She had a great laugh when she saw me with all of her necklaces on my tiny body. Little did she know how it would manifest later in life!
You’ve been in the jewelry industry for close to two decades now. Can you tell us how your love for jewelry came about?
My love of jewelry expressed itself [in my childhood] when I was drawing flowers and imagining them in jewelry. When I was 9, I was hammering metal sheets and wrapping wire into basic shapes. In my early teens, I started doing more daring designs, like attaching necklaces to studs between my ears, creating a suspended ear-to-ear effect, and wrapping wire between two fingers to create a “two finger ring”.
As a teen, I also became more involved with music—specifically goth and punk—and developed a love for multiple ear and nostril piercings. By the mid 1980s, I was gluing a gem in my navel (navel piercing were not available back then), because I thought it was beautiful, and was enamored by books showing images of Indian weddings and their elaborate multiple lobes, cartilage, nostril, and septum jewelry.
In the late 1980s, I moved to London and got my nostril double pierced and added multiple ear piercings. After completing college, I took a leap and opened my first store in the East Village, designing and fabricating jewelry and performing piercing daily on all areas of the body. My love for jewelry has been with me since I was a child, and continues today as I am still enthralled with gorgeous stones, unusual diamond cuts, clever mechanisms, and unique piercing locations.
The lapis luis collection. Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
From New York and London to Dubai and Kuwait, your customizable fine jewelry seems to have global appeal. Do you notice a difference in the tastes of the Maria Tash consumer in different regions? What makes the Middle Eastern customer unique?
Social media has been a great way to equalize demand for certain ear curations. My Middle East clients love bold diamond pieces for all areas of the body, and are not afraid to get multiple piercings. My lotus marquise clusters are popular in the region, as well as my threaded diamond charms and studs in pear and marquise shapes. They also like the large silhouette-cut diamonds (a shape I have cut for the brand), as well as our floating diamond tassel earrings. I feel like my minimalistic, invisible diamond settings, patented mechanisms, and attention to detail are appreciated in the region. Much of what is popular in the Middle East is what I wear personally, and I’m very happy about that fact.
From your own collection, what are the key pieces that you think every woman should own, and why?
I really love my Floating Diamond Tassel Earrings, and my Floating Diamond Charm Studs. The Tassel Earrings I wear in both my earlobes and helix and are a favorite because they are just so lightweight, full of movement, and very sparkly. The diamond charm studs are a hybrid between the desirable movement features of a charm and the versatility of a stud, because they can be worn almost anywhere on the ear.
Invisible set diamond star stud earring in 18k white gold. Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
I love movement and I love extremely minimalist stone settings. I gave a lot of thought with these studs as to how the beautiful diamond shapes could be gently suspended in the air, held minimally, emerge from hidden parts of the ear if desired, and sit perfectly flush with the ear. Also, I think a Maria Tash essential are my diamond eternity rings, like the five row pave rings, marquise invisible set rings, and invisible set round diamond rings. I like them in a snug fit with or without a charm hanging off for movement. These rings look great regardless of your piercing angle, sit so close to the skin, and feature my signature invisible setting and minimal pave setting.
Could you please share your top three tips on buying jewelry? 
First, find a piece you really love, and ideally can wear continuously. I strive to make pieces that are very “low profile” so that they sit extremely low to the skin, which makes them very comfortable for long-term wear. I believe everyone should wear pieces that are low profile, especially studs sticking off the ear and finger rings with stones that sit on top of the finger.  A very deliberate low profile setting prevents catching the stone settings on apparel, or the piece turning (on the finger) or pointing down or out (for ear studs) due to the weight and height of the jewelry above then skin.
Pearl and diamond eternity triple linked hoop earring and cuff in 18k rose gold. Photo: Courtesy Maria Tash
Secondly, I think investing in pieces that are at least 14k-18k or platinum is a wise investment because elemental gold, as a commodity, is at an all-time high. Diamonds also tend to hold their value. I have made the decision not to work with any diamond that is less than VS2/G in clarity/color so they continue to hold their value.  I would also choose a piece that is alloyed without nickel. In the US, almost all white gold is mixed with nickel, which makes it white.  The EU has a stricter standard, and it has always been part of the Maria Tash brand to keep nickel out of all of our gold, so no one will have an allergic reaction.
Lastly, really loving a piece of fine jewelry [is important] because of its beauty or its symbolism, and having it add confidence and pride in how you see yourself is its true value.

Hublot and Samuel Ross Mesh For Titanium Tourbillon

Hublot and Samuel Ross Mesh For Titanium Tourbillon

Multi-disciplinary artist Samuel Ross teams with Hublot to create the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross, a stylized, hexagonal 44mm watch with titanium honeycomb mesh featured on its sapphire dial, case, case back and strap.
The new Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross.
The debut is the Hublot ambassador’s first wristwatch built with the Swiss watchmaker, which has teamed with artists for more than a decade under its “Hublot Loves Art” initiative.
Hublot has worked with Ross previously, though not for a watch, when the watchmaker awarded Ross its Hublot Design Prize in 2019 as the artist unveiled a multi-material ‘fused’ sculpture designed to celebrate Hublot’s fortieth anniversary.
On the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross, the 30-year-old artist combines his signature use of color and geometry to make this lightweight, sporty tourbillon-regulated time-only watch. The watch’s multi-level sapphire and titanium dial is both eye-catching and technically impressive; its honeycomb caseback (below) delightfully mixes geometry and gearing.
Hublot explains that Ross opted for an orange color scheme to represent “energy and optimism” and has directed the color for the strap and accents on the crown and tourbillon bridge and lateral bumpers that protect the case. The bright color frames a grey, satin-finished case and bezel.
Inside Hublot sets its manufacture HUB6035 caliber (see specifications below) that offers an impressive seventy-two hours of power reserve. Hublot will make fifty Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross watches.
Hublot is celebrating the debut by enveloping its Fifth Avenue boutique in New York City in orange. The ‘takeover’ will then be repeated in Hublot stores globally as the watch reaches showcases.
Price: $116,000.
Hublot Ambassador Samuel Ross, wearing the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross.
Specifications: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross
(Ref. 428.NX.0100.RX.SRA22)
Case: 44mm by 13.75mm satin-polished titanium with satin-finished case back and bezel. Water resistant to 30 meters.
Movement: Caliber HUB6035 with self-winding micro-rotor, skeleton tourbillon, frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vph) and 72-hour power reserve.
Dial: Skeletonized with honeycomb pattern titanium, three sapphire bridges.
Strap: Orange rubber with titanium deployant buckle.
Price: $116,000.
 

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