TIME Style & Design November 2008 Issue

The TIME Style & Design November 2008 issue is on newsstands now.

Here’s a look at the new issue:

Time Style & Design PARADISE FOUND Australia’s Luxury Island Escapes. Plus: Globetrotters Reveal Their Best-Kept Travel Secrets.

TIME Style & Design’s Marion Hume traveled to several of Australia’s low-profile, far-flung islands to give readers inside tips on how to get to them, where to stay and what to do. Hume writes, “Less widely known is that [Australia] is surrounded by what are arguably the most diverse outliers of any country-from coral cays in the Great Barrier Reef to remnant volcanoes in the Pacific.”

Diane von Furstenburg tells TIME about where she likes to shop while traveling: “At bookstores. I buy books everywhere I go.” Her favorite city: “There are so many … I love Paris, Istanbul, London and, of course, New York.” Her best packing tip: “Travel light, very light, and take things that can work in many ways. When you figure out how to pack lightly, you figure out how to live lightly.” Her favorite hotel: “I love Claridge’s in London. Martin is the best concierge in the world, the sheets are the most luxurious linen, and the breakfast is perfect.”

Mario Batali on his favorite city: “Bologna is the best city in Italy for food.” The best nightlife: “Ho Chi Minh City. No other comment necessary.” His favorite restaurant: “Da Zaccaria in Amalfi, Italy, serves the purest form of linguine with clams on the planet.” A place he will never go again: “The Hamptons are usually filled with what I had hoped to leave behind in New York City.”

Maria Sharapova on what’s in her carry-on: “My Sony Ericsson phone charger-because if my bags get lost, I would be more upset about losing my phone battery than my new pair of Manolos.” Her packing tip: “Never overpack; you are always going to acquire new goods along the way.”

First-ever Men’s Fashion Edition of TIME Style & Design

The Men’s Fall Fashion Issue of TIME Style & Design is on newsstands now. Here’s a look at the new issue:

For the first-ever men’s fashion edition of TIME Style & Design, editor Kate Betts brought together fashion icons Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld shot Ford for the cover and, afterwards, the two sat down with Betts for an exclusive conversation:

•Ford tells TIME Style & Design on possibly dressing Barack Obama: “Who would not want to dress Obama? I must say that I think he looks great already-simple, clean, understated and always appropriate.”
•Ford on whom he’d like to dress: “I really have been fortunate enough to dress most of the people in the world that I have wanted to dress. I think that Prince Harry would be great to dress, as he has a great look.”
•Lagerfeld on Ford’s men’s designs: “I suddenly liked the post-Italian updated modern look… For me, American fashion and the look of American elegance with an updated image is Tom.”

Also in the TIME Style & Design October 2008 issue:

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