LONGCHAMP @ “Ladies Ladies Ladies”

LONGCHAMP presents “Ladies Ladies Ladies” The film about the Autumn 2015 shoe and ready-to-wear collection. In order to stage its shoe and ready-to-wear collection, Longchamp calls on the creative duo Please More Shooooes – Olivia da Costa and Mathilde Toulot. Some slightly brazen women outshine everyday life during a movie which is as short as it is funny. In familiar places like the elevator, the office, the gym or the coffee shop, the absurd rubs shoulders with reality through multiple sketches.

The new collection’s loafers, low boots and ballerina flats come to life and are offered the luxury of an offbeat world. It’s a perfect reflection of the company’s philosophy: timeless items in the spirit of the age.

The shoe and ready-to-wear collections designed like a dressing room of essentials for each moment of life show their diversity alongside the images. The gorgeous leathers used on teddies, male spirited coats or hooded jackets, alternate between neutrals black, marine, burgundy and vibrant hues blue, golden, orange. The outfit is completed with velvet lambskin leather pants and a 70s’ like trapeze skirt. The geometrically inspired print grants itself bold color combinations and emerges as the central theme of the collection.

As for the shoes, the loafer, a classic for men, hoisted up on a dizzying platform sole and adorned with two XXL tassels gives Autumn 2015’s signature silhouette. A white soled leather slipper and a sneaker designed in precious materials flannel, printed satin, velvet leather combine city elegance with sporty dress codes.

The velvet leather low boots affirm a more casual spirit, the ballerina flats adorn themselves with the company’s codes studs and logo and the evening sandals get sexy stiletto heels, while the pumps go graphic… For everyday life or for great evenings, from the cinema to real life, there’s only one step to make at Longchamp.

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Maurice Lacroix Tic Tac Time and Infiniti Present The First-Ever “Maurice Lacroix x Infiniti – Your Time is Now FootGolf Day”

The groundbreaking “FootGolf” has become a new favourite to the sports world. Creating a major sensation all over the globe, the first FootGolf World Cup was held in 2012 and sports enthusiasts are now looking forward to the second edition to be held in 2016. Maurice Lacroix joined hands with leading watch retailer Tic Tac Time and deluxe car brand Infiniti to present the first-ever “FootGolf” Day recently in Hong Kong via a celebrity tournament featuring Mr. James Magnussen, Maurice Lacroix Brand Ambassador and international swimming champion, and members of Hong Kong All Star Sports Associations Mr. Felix Wong, Mr. Eddie Cheung, Mr. Michael Wai and Mr. Bryan Pun.

The “FootGolf” celebrity tournament was presented by the members of Hong Kong All Star Sports Association, namely Mr. Felix Wong, Mr. Eddie Cheung, Mr. Michael Wai and Mr. Bryan Pun. Maurice Lacroix team, Tic Tac Time team and Infiniti team tournaments were presented respectively.

The champion of the first-ever “Maurice Lacroix x Infiniti – Your Time is Now FootGolf Day” went to Mr. Adrien Choux, Regional Sales Director Asia, Maurice Lacroix who received the prize of a Maurice Lacroix FC Barcelona football limited edition. While the spectators were cheering enthusiastically for the teams, they also took the opportunity to appreciate a selective collection of spectacular Maurice Lacroix timepieces demonstrated by the models in FC Barcelona outfits. The “FootGolf” Day announced a joyous completion with a prize-presentation ceremony.

Mr. Franck Giacobini, Vice President, Asia, Luxury & Watch, DKSH Hong Kong Limited, remarked, “My wholehearted gratitude to our valuable partner, Tic Tac International Holdings Company Limited, its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Kan Lam, for his full support to Maurice Lacroix and today’s event. FootGolf’ is a new sport form that has created a major sensation all over the world.

Maurice Lacroix, renowned for its ingenious creativity and pioneering spirit, is delighted to join hands with our retail partner Tic Tac Time and deluxe car brand Infiniti to launch the eye-opening sports in Hong Kong. We are particularly honoured to be able to invite Mr. James Magnussen, Maurice Lacroix Brand Ambassador and international swimming champion, and four representatives from Hong Kong All Star Sports Association, to join us today at this celebration.”

JIMMY CHOO 2015 Eyewear Collection

JIMMY CHOO SS2015 eyewear collection comprises effortlessly glamorous styles with feminine and daring details. The collection features innovative and precious decorative design details in an original colour palette for a sophisticated woman with a strong sense of her own style.

Featuring a butterfly shaped silhouette the CINDY sunglasses take inspiration from the woven details of Jimmy Choo’s iconic sandals. Transparent lenses create a sensual and seductive effect. Available in honey with brown gold, purple/ruthenium, aqua with azure flash lenses, coral gold, dove grey, grey/ruthenium, emphasized by shaded or mirrored lenses.

MEGAN and MAGGIE sunglasses; JC 119 and JC 120 optical frames 
The MEGAN and MAGGIE sunglasses and JC 119 and JC 120 optical frames capture the fun and glamorous personality of the Jimmy Choo woman for the ultimate in eye catching effect. Taking inspiration from be-jeweled Jimmy Choo sandals the oversized sunglasses are adorned with decorative crystals in a feminine and alluring pattern for captivating results. Colors: cyclamen, dove grey, blue, cedar and dark grey.

The NURIA sunglasses are a playful interpretation of Jimmy Choo signature animal print realized in a bright and playful combination of colours. Available in burgundy, teal, coral, yellow, black and brown.


KENT & CURWEN A/W2015 Distortion of Iconic Fashion Presentation

KENT & CURWEN A/W2015 marks the return to a clear and precise vision for a truly elevated modern sportswear. Through identifying and carefully retooling the iconic men’s silhouettes, such as the peacoat and the bomber amongst others, a forward thinking yet grounded collection is born. The “Distortion” of these styles, whether in the form of unexpected garment fabrications or single breasted topcoats that appear as double breasted, creates a highly desirable coherent direction for Kent & Curwen.

Building upon the established brand DNA of hexagonal quilting, and a strong use of pattern/ scale, new emphasis is paid to the classic polo, leather jackets and knits. Luxe Sport focuses on the Hi-Lo combination of wearing Tailoring with Sportswear and merges athletic silhouettes with premier fabrics such as sweatpants with cashmere trim and Milano stitch knit jackets with nylon; resulting in a versatile, modern day uniform.

The hooded tracksuit in grey is worn over white polo shirt to override the old sports cliché. The art of tonal layering is elevated by the dark grey down vest, with a fashion-forward renewal of the sports statement by replacing trainers with the stylish high rise boots. Black parka jacket, the iconic sportswear, creates a richly layered look with the zip-up windbreaker and loose-fit pants. The head-to-toe style in black is cleverly touched up with the white shirt to define sleek chic for menswear. Colours continue to take centre stage, with the art of colour coordination coming alive in the wool tracksuit in tonal grey. Crafted from a collage of fabrics, the black jacket is matched with black leather boots to complete a perfect combination of sport and luxury.

Modern Estate provides a program of essentials and sportswear for a more contemporary aesthetic. Outerwear cut from English tailoring cloth, and is tonally layered to back the suit, introducing “The New Three Piece” – a true distortion of an icon. Touches of manipulated Liberty floral are seen on jumpers and shirting, and are double printed/enlarged for an exaggerated effect. The formal/sport distortion theme continues in a vignette of styles that encompass these opposing worlds in a front/back combination.

The peacoat, one of the season’s staples, is elevated by the sophisticated zipped pockets. Subtle styling draws together the unstructured jacket and tailored pants to accentuate the relaxed yet lively air. The heralded leitmotif of the seasonal look is featured on the catchy Liberty floral print top. New silhouette marks out the slouchy pants, to be styled with the traditional blazer for a fresh sensibility. Two-way pockets and inner pockets add to the volume of the down jacket in grey, exemplifying the easy yet contemporary style. The tailored blazer makes a polished styling choice for a weekend date, to be finished with the dark blue tracksuit in high neck design for a modern take on sportswear.

Evening Regalia invokes military accents in evening jewel tones with definitive lines and textural signature patterns. Single breasted officer’s coats are distorted and appear as Double breasted, and the hexagon motif appears again as an enlarged graphic ideal for E-Commerce shopping– introducing a new dimension of stylistic quality to the brand.

The black woolen coat with eight silver buttons gives winter a military shape. The mixed-texture knit jacket, worn with cotton pants, finds its way easily into every occasion from day to night. For a breakaway from the formal look, the unusual combination of white shirt and jogger pants brings a modern and versatile edge to the daywear. Black leather jacket with hexagonal quilting makes an effortless yet stylish transition to a more formal occasion by night. Leather jackets, another winter staple, come in burgundy and refined details including two rows of parallel stitches on the collars and shoulders for a military touch in coordination with the black leather shoes. Worn under the jacket are knitwear and light grey jeans, typifying the versatility of the brand’s styling lexicon with a touch of relaxed elegance.

VERTU Introduces New Signature Touch

VERTU introduces New Signature Touch, the latest collection showcased an expert craftsman flown in from England to Hong Kong to demonstrate their art of crafting these precious creations. The event featured a bespoke corner where guests can personalize their Vertu.

New Signature Touch redefines the performance and precision of the handmade smartphone. A 5.2” Full-HD LCD display with 428 pixels per inch delivers extraordinary colour, protected by a 5th Generation solid sapphire crystal screen.

Vertu’s custom Image Signal Processor and a 21 Megapixel camera provides crystal clear imaging and 4K video, and the sound features Dolby® Digital Plus virtual surround sound for peerless mobile acoustics.

The strong material palette established by Signature Touch has evolved to include luxurious feeling semi–aniline calf leather with a range of four colours, across eight product executions.

Encased in handcrafted, fine leather and grade 5 titanium, it is Vertu’s highest ever technical performance smartphone.

Android 5.1 Lollipop promises improved speed and clarity and Vertu’s full portfolio of services, which comprise a Dedicated Concierge as well as Vertu LIFE and Vertu CERTAINTY packages that will ensure a seamless user experience.

Vertu aims to deliver the world’s best luxury mobile phone experience for its customers by combining expert craftsmanship and peerless materials with innovative technology and unique services.

GUCCI 2015 New Havana Sunglasses & Optical Frames

GUCCI introduces the new 2015 Havana sunglasses and optical frames combining impeccable workmanship and modern materials, these new frames fascinate with their retro style, underlined by the beautiful spotted Havana colours on bold shapes, recalling an elegant Sixties feeling. Inspired by traditional craftsmanship that has been handed down over the years, these models are distinguished by a skilfully hand-finished treatment, which gives the material a sophisticated look. The beautifully spotted Havana sunglasses and optical frames, in the distinctive yellow colour, as well as in blue, red and brown, merge a vintage taste with a contemporary and subtle Gucci twist.

The bi-color styles are combined together with an innovative handmade gluing process, creating exclusive combinations between the bold Havana upper front and the slim transparent lower part. These sunglasses have tone-on-tone or shaded lenses, or innovative infrared lenses, protecting the eyes from the effects of heat, with a stylish faceted mirror effect. Refined details embellish these styles, such as functional metal rivets, with the minimal metal Web motif interpreted as an interplay of shiny and matt finishes. The dedicated five barrel hinge assures the utmost comfort on the temples, while the photo-engraved GG plaque adorns the temple-tips.

The sunglasses and optical frames come in bio-based acetate exclusively on the black and brown Havana colours: an innovative material that features the same comfort and quality as the finest plastics currently employed by the eyewear industry, but derives a large proportion of its components from natural origins. This helps reduce CO2 emissions from the production process of the material, thus supporting Gucci’s commitment to environmental issues (styles GG3744/S, GG3747, GG1089). The new Gucci sunglasses and optical frames for men and women will be available worldwide at Gucci boutiques and select high-end opticians.


Luxurious RC Memories In The Ritz-Carlton, Macau

With the opening of Cotai’s Galaxy Macau phase two, Macau now has a new luxury hotel to make this new destination even more exciting and elegant. With the recent opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, this all-suite hotel brings elevated luxury to Asia’s premier tourist drawcard. mylifestylenews writes.

The hotel experience begins with the moment we arrived in the soaring marble three story atrium lobby with a dazzling chandelier cascading down from above. after being whisked away to the 51st floor lobby, we were directed by the gracious and hospitable from desk staff to a sofa to relax and enjoying a glass of French champagne while we awaited out suite since we were ahead of our schedule.

Shortly thereafter, we were escorted to our spacious suite, where a large picture window offers a breathtaking view of a part of this glittering city. With each suite averaging 96 square metres and exceedingly high ceilings, the sense of space is superb. The elegant décor features rich carpeting and a soothing colour palate (a pleasant contract to what lies outside in other tourist precincts).

The suite layout is perfectly judged and you can access each area from two different directions. The furnishings are not overdone so that you have a greater sense of space and every whim is catered for in both variety of furniture and amenities provided.

The bathroom is the most ornate space in the suite, with a small chandelier above the circular bathtub that is the centerpiece of this space and touches of gold in the light fittings and marble accents, but essentially, the overall effect is understated elegance.

Spacious White marble bathroom with luxurious amenities from Asprey

There are his and hers vanities, beautiful signature amenities with the elegant toiletries of Asprey of London "Purple Water' brand, a guest toilet off the side and a bed that will transport you into a state of bliss every moment you are lying on it as well as the fine linens are divine and all taste are catered for.

In addition to the suite, you have exclusive club lounge access on the 53rd floor, offering custom experiences 24 hours a day that includes five complimentary culinary presentations through out  the day. The oasis of comfort and taste offers complimentary breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages for you tip atop Macau in such luxury while enjoying all the food and beverages on offer that tempts you to stay put.

The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge

Should you wish to have another more relaxed F&B experience, the bar on the 51st floor has a happy hour which we were interested to try, called “Apperativo”, serving unlimited drinks and snacks, including mini burgers, burritos, and a cheese smorgasbord, plus their signature gin and tonic menu is amazing. Sing along with the current jazz trio evening’s soundtrack while you let the day segue into night. A must try with the Gin Trolley – a selection of fine Gin from around the globe mix with various concoction made-to-order by the in house mixologist.

The premium selection Gin from the trolley is a must-try

As it happens, The Ritz-Carlton does have a superb authentic French brasserie - The Ritz-Carlton Cafe and an equally classic Cantonese restaurant -  LAI HEEN and The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge  This hotel is determined to keep you happy in many more ways without you having to venture further afield.

For a further R&R, the pool deck on the 3rd floor is another fabolous spot to enjoy your time when the weather is amenable. There is a very large rectangular swimming pool, with additional relaxing water areas at one end and many cabanas to avoid the sun.

If you insist on spending a lot of time by the pool, The Ritz-Carlton Pool Bar is another spot for a casual, al-fresco dining experience. With a touch of sophistication in blue and white ceramic decoration details popular in traditional Portugese design. The exotic and eclectic menu complements the beach-cabana style architecture.

Helmed by Chef Bryan, also Executive Sous-Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, the culinary offerings have a big focus on organic food and traceable seafood. Menu highlights include Seafood Bowl of Lobster, Oysters, Crab Legs and Prawn, Salad of Baby Beet, Heart of Palm, Aged Balsamic, Green Pea and Artichoke Puree, Gazpacho Catalan, Sri Lankan Crab with Cilantro on Barbequed Sourdough, and Grilled Sardine Wilted Spinach, Radish and Watercress.

We tried the Australian Wagyu beef burger and the seafood noodle soup and both were quite delicious and beautifully presented, attention to detail is still a focus even when at this outdoor location.

Beverages on offer are sure to inspire, offering a diverse range of organic beers as well as organic and biodynamic wines and signature cocktails. For poolside dinning, you don’t need a heavy meal but a few munchy was most ideal.

Relaxing lounge area by the pool

While the hotel itself provides everything and anything you could possibly want, you also have complimentary access to the newly completed integrated resort environment of Galaxy Macau's Grand Resort Deck, including the Skytop Adventure Rapids Waterpark, which has a lazy river floating experience, a water slide mountain and a large wave pool, all within easy walking distance.

We spent quite a few hours enjoying these additional amenities with the superb weather. Afterwards it was always nice to get back to our oasis of calm in the hotel pool for a place to wind down again.

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktail hours are available on the 53rd floor club lounge

Our stay was not long enough but we did have a chance to avail ourselves of everything on offer and were absolutely delighted at every stage of this luxury experience especially their signature restaurants were design to impress. We missed our first wake-up call but we had woken up in time for breakfast. Despite some of the dishes on the Club Lounge buffet - breakfast & evening spread was lacking that authenticity in flavor and freshness, this is just a minor quibble, as many other dishes were quite spot on.

Refined Asian hospitality draws visitors to Cotai and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau embodies that allure with fine dining, world-class entertainment and incredibly luxurious amenities, including a full-service spa. As this hotel is still relatively new, there are some details still need to be ironed out, which is understandable and try as they might and no one can please everyone’s tastes in this demanding world. Nevertheless, we departed with some great RC memories and without a doubt of such pre-eminent place for luxury in Macau.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Housekeeping: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5

All Suite Room

Estrada da Baia da Nossa
Senhora da Esperanca, s/n
Cotai, Macau
Tel: +853 8886 6868