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2021-09-21

The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe Presents The Limited-Edition No.727 Tiffany Tea Blend

Tiffany Blue Box Cafe Hong Kong presents the No. 727 Tiffany Tea Blend that is now packaged in a limited-edition and available for sale for the first time in Hong Kong. Paying tribute to the legendary Tiffany & Co. flagship store located at 727 Fifth Avenue, New York, No. 727 Tiffany Tea Blend is an exquisite and custom loose-leaf tea blend celebrating the enduring legacy of Tiffany & Co., a blend to embrace life, love and dreams. It is a fragrant, floral infusion of Chinese and Ceylon black teas with gentle notes of lychee, rose buds, lavender and vanilla. The delectable tea is packaged in a refined tea canister and an elegant white gift box, served as a perfect gift for any occasion or a treat for yourself. Elevate your tea time experience with the notes of Tiffany. Priced at HKD 390, No. 727 Tiffany Tea Blend (86g) is available at The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe Hong Kong in limited quantity while stock lasts.

2021-09-20

2021秋冬時尚廣告大片

2021秋冬時尚廣告大片

 

願望就是令月夜靜止
全(重)新定位的VALENTINO 廣告以清晰而敏銳的符號將品牌形象具體地呈現,感性浪漫地浸潤在回憶之中,卻不沉溺於過去。新一輯廣告由Zendaya擔綱主角、攝影師David Sims掌鏡,以獨到的手法於洛杉磯皇宮劇院捕捉女主角的倩影,映射出下一個世代的全新定位,娓娓道出她跟品牌的故事。Zendaya施展懾人魅力,帶出創意總監Pierpaolo Piccioli和品牌所珍視的平等與共融的價值,繼續以自覺自主、果斷向前的手法塑造文化,同時展現出當代的浪漫精神。透過自主的美學選擇,去塑造一個完整的身份,這正是時裝獨特非凡的力量,是人類的力量。
 
 
 
或是讓夢白日下預支
Brad Pitt繼續再玩,第四度參與去演繹 Brioni 2021秋冬系列廣告,選址在荷里活著名的傳奇Chateau Marmont酒店第64號套房的露拍攝,由攝影師 Mikael Jansson掌鏡,捕捉了Brad Pitt從容淡然的自信與風格,型男男優一角再現不羈奢華。廣告大片所演繹之單品乃品牌的裁縫製衣傳統與現代風格魅力的結合,以RWSResponsible Wool Standard)可持續羊毛面料製作的禮服及觸感超柔軟的針織衫,和諧的同色系搭配靈感源自Brioni傳統典型的意式著裝,亦同時適合當代社會休閒的生活方式。羅馬式的隨性自然穿著渾然一體,深深烙印在布料的選擇和服裝的結構中,深深地呈現品牌精神。
 
 
 
愛已變了這世界襯衣
為紀念品牌成立 60 周年及受 2000 年代早期極簡主義的啟發,PORTS 1961 2021秋冬系列廣告由時尚攝影大師Steven Meisel拍攝、Fabien Baron為藝術指導、 誠邀三位備受追捧的模特兒Achenrin Madit、 Alyda Grace 及 Lexi Boling以大膽創新、高雅及具標誌性去演繹各式各樣的圖案為主調的服飾。廣告藉由一系列的照片傳達全新系列所表達的情感,以輕鬆自在、渴望與人接觸及不受約束地釋放身體的渴望去展示一種力量、保護及擁抱的感覺。低角度拍攝的圖像把比例放大,而模特兒把頭髮向後梳及打結,配襯黑色的服飾更添力量及個性。全新的秋冬系列由品牌藝術總監 Karl Templer 及其團隊創作而成,重點單品包括時裝展中展示的外套,體現秋季全新的著裝方式,凸顯系列的溫暖、舒適及觸感,同時又不失優雅時尚,著重明顯的質感、充滿活力及裹身的設計;秋冬配飾以cocooning 外套搭配蝴蝶高跟的緊身皮靴,締造全新造型。



哪裡有愛哪裡會有繽紛盛事
Michael Kors Collection 40週年系列廣告大片由著名的荷蘭攝影師雙人組Inez van Lamsweerde和Vinoodh Matadin掌鏡,並由包括Naomi Campbell、Carolyn Murphy、Liya Kebede、Bella Hadid、Adut Akech和Vittoria Ceretti等多位具有時代標誌性的模特共同演繹。廣告大片在 Kors最喜歡的一些百老匯景點取景,並於夜間拍攝。從Shubert Theatre、Booth Theatre和Sardi’s餐廳到劇院林立的第45街,成功捕捉到了紐約這座大城市迷人深邃的魅力、不羈的態度和無與倫比的活力。Kors更說道;當我回顧前40年時,眼前浮現的是紐約市給我的生活和事業所帶來的所有美好回憶、能量和優秀的人們。40週年系列以及廣告大片,是對城市生活重獲新生的慶祝,讓我們走出家門,找到穿搭的樂趣,並讓街道成為時裝秀走道。這就是我在劇院區所度過的夢幻之夜的真實寫照。”
 
 
 
哪裡有你哪裡會有玩意
Emporio Armani擁有無限風格與可能,品牌成立40年來,通過包羅萬像的項目重申其多元性,以自我為媒介,通過印刷物、廣告及展覽等多途徑傳播時尚與理念,彰顯持續性、多樣性及合作精神。基於此,品牌2021秋冬系列廣告打破以往單個攝影師的慣例,邀請六位不同年齡、不同創意視野和美學品味的攝影師,從個人視角對本系列進行詮釋,呈現品牌的精神。Aldo Fallai的電影質感黑白影像與Julia Hetta脫俗的優雅及靈動的色彩共存;Nico Bustos的都市詩情與Max Vadukul的姿態表現力彼此呼應;Brett Lloyd渴盼分享給觀者的巨大能量與Matthew Brookes的身體活力媲美。每位攝影師的鏡頭聚焦個人或群體,從彩色至黑白,從外光手法至棚拍和城市場景無縫切換。這些形像共同創造了獨特的敘事篇章,以不同的途徑突出服裝結構的精准性、都市精神及標志性的跨代性。
 

Boucheron Presents The 2021 HOLOGRAPHIQUE

To capture the beauty of the ephemeral, transcribing its fleeting emotion without words, this is the challenge that Claire Choisne, Creative Director at Maison Boucheron, once again set herself. After evoking the moving beauty of the sky, Claire was drawn to take her quest further, deeper into the theme of light and its power to change one’s surroundings. More specifically, that suspended, unexpected moment, when a rainbow appears, evoking a sweet euphoria teeming with emotions and memories of innocence. While her search to define the significance of color for Boucheron has lasted many years, it is in the magic of this accidental crossing, when sunbeam diffracts into myriad, electric atoms, that she has found the solution. Claire Choisne was inspired by the work on light and color by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Luis Barragan. It is not now a question of choosing a shade, for they are all represented on each piece of jewelry across this High Jewelry collection that places the holographic as it central theme.


The collection encompasses nine sets, which include twenty-five unique pieces that delve into the very roots of this photosensitive phenomenon and its Greek etymology, which means ‘to represent everything’. While the iridescent reliefs of opal initially outline the contours of this natural hyper-pigmentation, the workshops of the 26 Vendôme Maison have had to surpass their own limits to explore the full richness of this mirage. By spraying precious metals at high temperature onto ceramics or rock crystal, they have succeeded in recreating a natural magic through a process that is able to cement what is traditionally a fleeting moment in time.


This is truly a tour de force of creative audacity taken to its climax; even to the point of having to forego complete mastery over the end result – ever-changing structures which are destined to vary depending on brightness, the viewing angle and contrast with the skin, the effects and influence of which all evolve over time. A radical and euphoric release, which goes against the particular discipline which defines French High Jewelry, except of course, it matches the very spirit advocated by Frédéric Boucheron. The freedom to create above all else.


At the center of this set composed of a necklace and a single earring, a betta fish with couture fins emerges from the heart of a sea of powdered opal. Crafted using the plique-à-jour technique, its couture fins let light appear through their transparency. The striking material is placed around a central opal, which can be transformed into a brooch or placed delicately in the hollow of the ear to create an asymmetrical, ultra-modern jewel, in line with Maison Boucheron’s DNA.


A stand-out piece in this collection, the opal’s brilliance is enhanced on both the necklace and a pair of earrings. A river of opals with a fine stream of diamonds, elegantly caressing the skin and capturing the radiance of light that ricochets across the surface of sensual waves.


These three central opals from Australia and Ethiopia attract everyone’s attention due their size (one pearly, one pearcut and rose colored, and the third with blue-green shades revealed in a cabochon). The spectacular trio of rings creates visual effects that multiply their size due to the trompel’oeil frames. A second skin adorned with a gradation of multicolored stones, skillfully set in invisible white gold, which varies and evolves according to the daylight.


Continuing the epic of Fleurs Éternelles, this chapter celebrates nature, a theme dear to the Maison. Here too, Claire Choisne chose to celebrate its imperfect beauty with disturbing realism by scanning each petal of peony and pansy to recreate its curves and volumes as precisely as possible. A multitude of details even more realistic than Mother Nature, molded from white ceramic, both more resistant and difficult to craft. Surrounded by a mixture of precious metal microparticles sprayed at high temperature and affixed within a layer, these petals are imagined from a dream-like fantasy. Changing colors, almost surreal, add fuel to the fire. The first set adorned with this holographic coating, consists of a pair of rings and a brooch, which taken together offer a new unique playing field.


If ceramic is the new sensation, Claire Choisne had to include Boucheron’s signature rock crystal to this new graphic game. A new approach to the material gives depth and character to this rock crystal set of cuff and brooch: first, a Jack is forged from diamonds, before receiving its very own see-through dress in the form of a transparent rock-crystal covering. While the coating is easily applied to a flat surface, it is more difficult to apply it evenly to all facets of the Jack. The double effect of a material that sets the sharp ridges of this brooch ablaze – a result radically different from the opacity offered by ceramic alone.


An airy yet intimate set featuring voluminous designs dear to Claire Choisne, from the allure of the torque to the calibrated ring to slip through your fingers with disconcerting ease. Perfectly transparent, the rock crystal is subtly covered with a layer of holographic coating to achieve the soft and comforting vibrations of a weightless soap bubble. A sparkle accentuated by diamonds, which can be found both on the double-sided cuff and on the architectural torque necklace, cuff, and ring set.


Celebrating the iconic pear-cut motif of the Serpent Bohème collection, the Laser set is also enhanced with pigmented ceramic. While the mechanics of High Jewelry always revolve around a chosen stone, here the process is reversed. How to find a stone whose tones would best match this holographic effect? The answer comes in the form of an abundance of pear-cut aquamarine with lagoon nuances, which adorns the contours of a necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring made even more transparent and luminous by this subtle blend of ceramic and diamonds.


While the bracelet displays multiple rows of crystal and aligned diamonds that play with the light, the ring and pair of pendant earrings in this chapter revert to a stretched pear cut. A deceptively knowing appearance that conceals a subtle twist: slight notches drawn on the culasse that nestle behind the jewel to duplicate its radiance.


A true stroke of brilliance that celebrates the magic of the material, this necklace of fine crystal blades was created whilst the sun light streamed into the workshops reproducing the design of the projected shadows and studying its structure. The result was a graphic line guided by this light, which is not only at the heart of the piece’s inspiration but also of its creation. From the cuff to the ring including the plastron, the brilliance of the diamonds that adorn each edge of this lacquered necklace with the holographic coating make it a genuinely avant-garde set.

2021-09-17

BRIONI x Brad Pitt AW2021 Advertising Campaign

Brioni AW2021 advertising campaign featuring House ambassador Brad Pitt and marks Pitt’s fourth campaign for the brand. Shot by photographer Mikael Jansson on the terrace of Suite 64 at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, the images show Pitt’s relaxed confidence and style. The campaign features garments which reflect the House’s sartorial heritage combined with a contemporary twist. Looks in tonal colors, including eveningwear crafted from RWS sustainable wool and ultra soft knitwear, are inspired by Brioni’s traditional tailoring but also embrace new and more relaxed styles. The Roman nonchalance, integral to the ethos of House, is inherent in the fabric and construction of the garments.

2021-09-16

SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO


SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Art Direction: 
Anthony Vaccarello

Director: 
Gray Sorrenti

Talents: 
Romeo Beckham
Hailey Bieber
Sonny Hall
Megan Miles
Anok Yai

#YSL 
#SaintLaurent
#YvesSaintLaurent 
@anthonyvaccarello

2021-09-15

Revitalizing Wellness Staycation At The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

From the mindfulness of a wellness beachfront retreat staycation to a series of tailored wellness programs are offered to pamper and revitalize your wellbeing, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel boosts your staycation by nourishing your soul, bringing out your inner spark and empowering a balanced lifestyle with a memorable story to share. mylifestylenews writes.


Wellbeing is essential and positive energy is what we all need, especially at this unprecedented time of various precautionary measures when we are out and about. With strict travel restrictions, a well-deserved staycation is hard to come by and you need to be cautious in planning, as we are not only looking for destinations that would mesmerize our travel, but the experience and the unforgettable memories (only for the good ones) to bring home matters.

With positive energy and eventually to rediscover yourself as well as your lifestyle, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel - the region’s first family-friendly wellness resort - offers a wellness retreat and service that is designed to suit your wellness goals and lifestyle, combining a thoughtful comfort as well as contemporary design tucked away in a sanctuary on the east crescent of the Palm Jumeirah Dubai.


A wide selection of in-depth curated bespoke wellness retreats are offered for a duration of one day to two weeks or longer with pre-arrival consultation to understand the baseline and individual well-being goals. The 24-hour Retreat and 1-Night Staycation is rather selling like hot cakes to help you disconnect from your busy daily routine and reconnect with yourself through inspirational retreat programs to rediscover your focus by living a healthier lifestyle.


Upon check-in, an arrival ritual aroma and color therapy infused with a pranayama experience takes place as an art of welcoming guests. A special energy bracelet is offered and the ritual is conducted by the resort’s Director of Wellbeing in a small Rayya Wellness Lounge adjacent to the hotel lobby to ignite your inner spark. A brief breathing session helps to calm our body and mind followed by picking up our preferred color card based on our current sentiment that transpires our mood followed by the matching aroma to soothe our body and mind. A rather relaxing few minutes to set our mind free and let go of the stone shoulder weight, unleash the negative vibe and make ready to activate the staycation mood.


We were upgraded to a corner premium one bedroom suite with a separate living room and extra guest toilet facilities separated from the King size bed room. The 337sqf room size was rather congested by the unwieldy lounge chairs especially in the living area that cramped up the space, creating a more claustrophobic airspace.

You may also have to get used to the intended closed curtain service even during the day to block the high summer heat from outside the long balcony that is overlooking the swimming pool as well as the Palm Jumeirah sea view with the distant Dubai skyline.

Premium one bedroom suite 


Vibe Restaurant


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Vibe Restaurant offering a wide selection of nutria spread from the buffet. While healthy eating is more than just the food you eat, it is also the lifestyle you follow along the journey towards a healthier and happier you.


The buffet selection is rather fascinating - from its choice and nutrition value and a specially crafted dietary plan can also be arranged that is designed to help you achieve your wellness goals while enjoying delightful perks from their Rayya Nutri menu plan.


You can customize between slimmer, balanced, athletic, vegan or even a Paleo-friendly meal plans but one must know how to control your appetite by not overly indulging especially when you have signed up for your wellbeing retreat program.


A good spread of Nutria Menu Buffet

There is a beachfront infinity pool from where you can just chill and look at the views of the Palm and beyond, although when the hotel is very busy, the pool is not large enough to accommodate the deluge of guests. There is also a roped off area for swimming in the sea water, but the water in Dubai is not our favourite thing when it comes to enjoying a swim.

As the temperature was over 40 degrees, the climate controlled pool water was just the tonic for cooling down! Incidentally, adjacent to the pool is a foot reflexology stone path, walking on bare feet on the uneven sharp stones may seem quite tense at first but its helps to stimulate your blood flow circulation – no pain, no gain, as they say and quite equivalent to a good cardio warm up, we highly recommend that you give it a try on this ancient method of natural healing.


Various wellness sessions are organized for the reatreat program and a group meditation breaks for de-stress at the Yoga Sudio at Rayya Wellness in the late afternoon is organized. We headed to the Club Lounge for a short afternoon tea before a 60-minute spa treatment back at Rayya Wellnesss with an extended 15-minute oxygen therapy session at the relaxation lounge.


Freshly made detox drinks are ready for us to pick up at Chapters Lobby Café before we headed to the beach and to stretch out at the pool. Spice up your appetite
 with Sweet Shake, Chocolate Bliss, Pina Colada, Red Beet…just to name a few for you to pick on your prefer choice with various healthy, detoxifying and revitalizing ingredients made from fruits and vegetables. Simply refreshing and it is one of the best ways to quench your thirst after the spa treatment.


Relaxing Club Lounge


Before we called it a night, a customized detox in-room salt bath self care ritual awaits us when we returned to our room after dinner. Mediation music fills the air in the room for further relaxation and encouraging a deep sleep ahead.


A rather early morning (0645H) green detox shot is delivered and served in the suite follow by a group breath-work and core strength focus yoga session at the swimming pool deck lead by Anirban – our yoga coach aka Wellness Manager. The breath-work covers basic to advanced breathing techniques to help strengthen lung capacity and oxygen intake and help to reduce stress levels, anxiety, breathlessness and achieve by increasing awareness, relaxation and focus while the Yoga session helps you build self-confidence, improve 
posture, flexibility, balance, and strengthen core muscles. The late summer morning breeze was relatively promising and resulted in quite a pleasant journey to sweat and burn off a bit of the calories from last night’s delightful dinner.

Aniban then adjourned us to the Wellness Lounge for a InBody analysis with complete assessment with body composition balance, muscle-fat, water composition, segmental lean/fat, BMI analysis and even estimating the ration of waist and hip, diagnosis of obesity and internal age test to increase longevity. I was happy to score 83/100 that reflects the evaluation of my body composition with a normal BMI, a balance on upper and lower body balance evaluation that really made my day.


Breakfast starts at 0630H and ends at 1030H and we suggest to avoid the peak hours starting at 0930H where others wake up later to catch the last session for breakfast for which it can be quite long wait. Shruiti, the hostess/waitstaff controlled the flow quite well if you have given her your name before hand to wait for your turn and to be escorted to your table. When Vibe Restaurant is full, they are thoughtfully extended the breakfast venue at Bait al Nakhla Restaurant across the lobby to cater for busy crowd.


Staying fit, rediscover and reawaken your body with a well planned wellness retreat and yet being able to indulge in healthily curated culinary choice and disconnect from your bustling routine. Fuel your body, energize your mind and awaken you senses with a short wellness staycation retreat that truly helps to reconnect ourselves and be inspired for a healthier and splendiferous lifestyle. Are you ready to commit?


Tried & Tested:

Location: 4/5

Design & Decor: 3.5/5

Room Amenities: 3/5

Housekeeping: 3/5

Food & Beverages: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Value For Money: 4/5

Experience: 4/5

 


The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel 

East Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

P.O. Box 118237

Tel: +971 4 524 7777


The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is a member of MGallery Hotel Collection

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