Edition 29: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, Richard Branson introduces rebellious luxe to the seas. Rolls-Royce Cullinan opens a ski season in Courcheval. And, you can now own a few strands of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic hair for a little over R200 000.
Scarlet Lady Richard Branson

Rebellious luxe by Richard Branson

Scarlet Lady, Richard Branson’s first ever cruise ship from the mogul’s cruise line Virgin Voyages is an adult-only offering set to arrive in 2020. The glamorous suites designed by Tom Dixon aim to bring rock and roll to the high seas. Scarlet Lady is currently under construction at a Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Each suite will feature a dressing room area complete with a hot tub, and a marble-clad bathroom with a peek-a-boo window overlooking the bedroom and ocean.


Luxury Briefing Andy Warhol's quintessential works live for bidding

Andy Warhol’s quintessential works live for bidding

Artnet Auction‘s Warhol collection celebrating the famed pop artist is currently live and closes on 29 January. The sale comes at a time of renewed interest in Andy Warhol’s oeuvre and offers works spanning his career, from a whimsical 1950s Shoes illustration to his iconic Flowers and Campbell’s Soup prints from the 1960s to a sought-after Camouflage print from 1987.


Luxury Briefing Rolls-Royce Cullinan opens the ski season in Courcheval

Rolls-Royce Cullinan opens the ski season in Courcheval

The marque will return to the spectacular Le Lana Hotel in the key weeks of the European winter sports season, from 18 February – 10 March. A collection of bespoke motorcars and lifestyle accouterments will be based in this historic former chalet adjacent to the Bellecôte piste in the globally celebrated ‘Les Troise Vallées’ ski region.

Luxury Briefing Own a lock of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic hair
Image courtesy of Moments in Time

Own a lock of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic hair

You can now own 35 strands of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic hair for $16 500. Collectibles company, Moments in Time, is giving die-hard fans a chance to own a piece of the American actress known for playing comic blonde bombshell characters. The hair clipping dates back to 1959 and comes in a paper box with two glass frames from Kenneth Battelle, the actress’s hairdresser.

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