PRADA Womenswear SS2016 Advertising Campaign

PRADA Womenswear SS2016 Advertising Campaign presents an investigation into cyclical evolution, fragmenting and layering the decades of the past to refigure them into modernity. Steven Meisel’s campaign images suspend Sasha Pivovarova, Natalia Vodianova and Yasmin Wijnaldum within a temporal ambiguity. Their undone elegance and relaxed femininity emphasize the rebellious and chic wrongness at the heart of the collection. Subversive tailoring and surreal accessories - evoking a subtle yet daring sensuality - are innovative but at once loyal to the unconventional aesthetic of Prada-ism beauty. A conservative eccentricity work of de- and reconstruction of the women’s wardrobe key pieces mixing the traditional with the contemporary and the feminine with the masculine.

These amalgamations provoke an elegant frenzy of material disorientation. During a period that privileges the acceleration of the new, Prada S/S16 creates a timeless yet distinctly contemporary synthesis of the past: a provocative reimagining of convention. The transitory atmosphere of the set becomes a hyper-real space where the cast traverse time, as well as distance. They are post-classic, contemporary nomads abstracted from a definitive temporality: composites of past and present, layered with irreverence.

Delvaux @ The Tempête Dark Night

Delvaux soars into the future with its new creation, the Tempête Dark Night, firmly anchored in the realm of high performance. By reimagining this emblematic bag that has been part of the house legacy since 1967, Delvaux has crafted its most technologically advanced design to date, the product of intense research and development. Made of a 100% high-tech composite, the Dark Night embraces its ambiguous nature: Its transparency combined with the depth of its dark Prussian blue tint is like a dream during an intense night giving just a hint of its contents rather than revealing everything. Innovative, substantial and yet light, as well as weather-resistant, the Dark Night is imminently practical thanks to its sporty, two-toned nylon canvas shoulder strap. With its cutting-edge fabrication, the Dark Night could almost be mistaken for a competitive sports accessory. Indeed, the handle and sides of the bag in a color as dark as the night are made of TPU, an ultra-high-tech material that is often used to make high-performance sports equipment. The main body of the Dark Night is also a feat of technological genius. Entirely made of transparent PVC, it is assembled by superimposing very fine layers that are then thermosoldered to produce a perfectly homogeneous effect. This reinvention of the Tempête marvelously epitomizes Delvaux’s ability to transform its cherished icons into the most unconventional and ingenious instruments of creativity. These signature Delvaux qualities make the Dark Night the ideal bag to accompany a contemporary heroine passionate, spirited and poised for the future.
The Tempête Dark Night will be available exclusively in select Devaux boutiques starting February 15.

PERNELLE 2016 Valentine Day's Picks

PERNELLE Valentine’s Day 2016 - The Rosy You

1746 years ago, Christian martyr Saint Valentine persistently prayed for love until he was tragically tortured to death by the powerful Roman Church. This year, Italian brand PERNELLE is passing on this celebration of love by filling Valentine’s Day with romantic rosy pink, delivering a blessing to all lovers in their pursuit of true love.There is no other color more romantic than Valentine Pink! PERNELLE’S Annabella Valentine Pink Fringe Collection is filled with rosy pink, as sweet as a kiss of lovers. The three lovely designs, drawstring bag, large satchel and mini satchel make the perfect arm candies for any Valentine’s Day look.


VALENTINO SS2016 Women Ad Campaign

VALENTINO SS2016 Women ad campaign is about fascination, mystery and narration, drift from the garments into their own image becoming a tale of true inspiration. Shot by award-winning photo reporter Steve McCurry brings to the African landscapes and cultures the power of imagination that lies within the Valentino SS2016 Collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Dedicated to Africa and to a reciprocal recognition of different cultures, the new campaign has the aim of describing through fashion the necessity and creation of new aesthetic and ethical perceptions.

Through the images of Steve McCurry, renowned for his reportages published in National Geographic Magazine and author of the acclaimed portrait “Afghan Girl”, the Valentino SS2016 collection establishes a relationship with the locations, sceneries, cultures and populations from which inspiration has been drawn. It transforms into a feasible utopia made of sincere and natural images captured in the exact moment in which they occur. In the land inhabited by the Masai of the Amboseli Park in Kenya, where the sunlight unexpectedly changes creating a sudden striking transformation, McCurry’s lens captures the same power of the unexpected, which is portrayed through his reportages. Pursuing the light and nature’s surprising phenomena, the photographer awarded with the “Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad “ assigns the garments the role of the narrator exposing emotions triggered by the accounts of an accepted diversity, of the wonder provoked by identifying oneself in the parity of the landfall at which different cultures and the joy of self-enrichment that absorbs the beauty of others.

“We strongly believe that garments have the ability to be a vehicle in affirming concepts and that fashion has the task of expressing new demands. That is why we wanted to carry the essence of this collection in the place where the idea was born. We chose to work with Steve McCurry because his photography is synonym of travel, life moments, places, people and circumstances with which he creates a story through expressions, gestures and details. The story told by McCurry through his photography makes one imagine what lies before and after the photographic shot, which reflects the meaning of a dream. This is the same concept that coincides with our sense of fashion.” Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Through these photos where the images are not artificially recreated on a photoset but are the result of an actual moment in time - the Valentino SS2016 collection finds the natural equivalent of its allure and expands the horizon of its vision in which beauty is the primary source that encourages a recognition of diversity.

Welcome To The Home of MR & MRS FOX

Located slap bang in the middle of one of the busiest business districts in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island and far from being hidden amongst the hedgerows, MR & MRS FOX brought the life of the party to Quarry Bay. Welcome to their home, mylifestylenews discovers……

MR & MRS FOX – the latest dining concept from Swire restaurants, encompassing some innovative, if not cunning, design elements over three floors comprising 12,000sqf. The design of this new ‘hipster’ dining establishment has created three floors that serve unique functions, presenting a few surprises along the journey from street level bar right on up to the private den on the second floor. The brief was to create a unique dining experience in a newly constructed contemporary building and they came up with a children’s storybook cue about the fox who has some sense of mischief, plus being suave, confident and stylish – the very same qualities that represent MR & MRS FOX.

This soaring space has a mature, if somewhat eclectic aesthetic that is highly detailed in every bespoke chair, table, hinge and hook – you will constantly be looking at the details that also incorporates a definite masculine edge blended with some creature comforts such as leather banquettes. The windows are floor to ceiling glass, so it is a good place for watching the world go by and being able to see what is going on inside, if you happen to be in that area and are curious to see what the Fox is like. There are some outdoor tables for good weather, but we opted for an upstairs banquette seating arrangement, as we know the area well.

Legend has it the two Foxes met under a full moon in the liberal fields of the farmer’s annual music festival (they love the parties for sure) then hopelessly in love and drawn to adventure, the life-loving pair lusted after fine food and high times. Designed to be the go-to venue for group lunches, post-work drinks or late night gatherings, MR & MRS FOX’s menu includes artisanal cocktails, seafood and charcuterie platters as well as small plates ideal for sharing.

A few signature dishes from the menu that looked enticing, we started with the <Hokkaido Scallop – Oyster Ceviche>, with pomelo, coriander and calamansi. The scallop was absolutely delicious, with a nice juicy texture and cooked just right. The oyster ceviche was a delightful surprise, with minutely thin slices of the meat topped with delicate morsels that provided a crunchy contrast and piquancy, creating a delicious mélange of flavours.

To give a point of comparison, the other starter was a <Normandy Oyster> from France with watermelon-lime granite, so citrus fruit is their signature way of offsetting the briny flavor from such a windswept location and it works so well.

Another dish from the sea to catch our attention was the <Icelandic Cod Brandade – Green Olive Tapenade> that followed, with a chorizo and bell pepper stew and Bouchot mussels on the side.

This was a beautiful presentation, with the cod deep-fried in breadcrumbs to perfection and the delicate meat inside light and still tender and juicy. The mussels provided a bit more richness to the dish and the tapenade tempered all the flavours of the sea to cleanse the palate somewhat.

The highlight of the evening is the <30 Days Dry Aged Ribeye>. This was a big piece of meat for two people to share and it did not disappoint. The meat is 100% pure Black Angus beef from Rangers Valley in Australia and this meat has a fibrous structure that is packed with flavor and the charcoal grill cooking brings out all that is good about this meat. There is a certain amount of fat that they leave on, as this adds to the overall flavor when cooking and a little bit does not do any harm. The meat was easy to cut, with some pretty serious looking steak knives provided. With the meat being aged in house, we slowly chewed to linger over this quality meat and enjoyed the whole roasted garlic as well.

As you can get the picture, there are some substantial courses to be had, but the menu is well balanced with lots of classics, including a not to be missed <Banana Baked Alaska> with salted caramel, peanuts and chocolate. This is devilishly decadent comes with a bit of fire use to light up the dish when it arrives at your table and we struggled to finish it, even the portion is huge and it was too good to leave any morsel on the plate. Each component was perfection in the making, with a perfectly ripe banana offset with burnt ice-cream and that mix of caramel and chocolate topping finishes off a great dish that you would be hard pressed not to order. It is a delight to see this dessert on the menu as this is a dish that have done themselves proud’ with such creation. Thanks to the cheeky Foxes who sought a new journey to fill their bellies and feed their imaginations, touched by all they have seen and those they have met and now being introduced to all foodies around them.

The Foxes’ hospitality was delivered and the service was very attentive and the place was pumping later in the evening. So you have a quirky and irreverent environment through a series of spaces that creates so much enjoyment with the food on offer. No matter which area you choose to experience, each has its own character and function, from a craft beer house to The Den. In short, great food without pretension to suit all tastes and demanding palates with a panache befitting any ‘foxy’ diner!

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

In House Dry Age Meat
Banana Baked Alaska

23 Tong Chong Street
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2697 8500

Jaeger-LeCoultre @ Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon

Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, a Grande Complication model celebrating the Reverso’s 85th anniversary in style A veritable masterpiece showcasing the watchmaking skills and rare crafts (Métiers Rares®) cultivated by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is a stellar creation within the new 2016 collection. Its elegant and sophisticated case houses a movement equipped with an unusual Gyrotourbillon®. Vividly embodying the signature horological sophistication of Jaeger-LeCoultre on both faces, it springs a number of surprises including an entirely openworked back dial. This platinum model is issued in a 75-piece limited series. Jaeger-LeCoultre wished to offer devotees of fine objects a sleek and refined watch accommodating the complexity of the Gyrotourbillon®. The master-watchmakers of the Manufacture have drawn upon the full force of their talent in creating a remarkably wellproportioned movement. The Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is 30% trimmer in terms of both width and thickness. For a Grande Complication movement, this accomplishment testifies to remarkable virtuosity. This timepiece is thus entirely in line with the spirit of the Hybris Mechanica line, a collection of fascinatingly technical and beautiful models that epitomise the watchmaking genius of the gifted artisans exercising their art within the Grande Maison. Equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre manually-wound Calibre 179, entirely developed and produced in the Manufacture, this creation reveals an all-new Gyrotourbillon®. Now performing its rotation by means of an external driving mechanism, it appears to be floating in mid-air. This enables a spectacular plunging view of the light, airy architecture. Pared down to their slimmest possible form, the two carriages of this bi-axial flying tourbillon perform an external rotation in one minute and an internal rotation in 12.6 seconds. The gaze can thus linger on the balance-spring hand-crafted in the workshops of the Manufacture. Its hemispherical shape is bound to catch the attention of those who will recognise the additional difficulty and precision involved in such a design. This delicate and exclusive balance-spring is a token of expert technical mastery that is also exercised on the Gyrolab® balance-wheel, distinguished by a non-circular configuration that considerably reduces air friction. Shaped like the Jaeger-LeCoultre anchor symbol, this component represents a decisive breakthrough in terms of the watch’s precision.

THE DUO CONCEPT ASSOCIATED WITH RARE CRAFTS (MÉTIERS RARES®) The front of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon features a finely grained white round dial swept over by blued steel Dauphine-type hands and evoking the noblest traditions of horological sophistication. An elegant day/night indicator appears at 11 o’clock, while the seconds are displayed in an unusual manner by means of a graduated disc rotating at the cadence of the Gyrotourbillon®, with a small blue arrow placed on its left serving to read off this indication. A hand-crafted sunburst guilloché pattern accentuates the refinement of this side and echoes the finishing on the watch cradle. There is something uniquely exciting about swivelling the case to savour a second face that both stimulates curiosity and heightens desire. The surprising back of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon majestically demonstrates the art of the Manufacture’s engravers. The entirely openworked movement with its bridges hand-decorated by these skilled artisans creates a remarkable effect on this back dial. The inherent difficulty of this remarkably delicate workmanship is compounded by a sizeable watchmaking challenge, since the sheer slenderness of the movement makes it a particularly risky exercise. The dual-time display and the Gyrotourbillon® stand out against the intricate downstrokes and upstrokes of the openworked movement. This side also carries a day/night indicator in 24-hour mode at 2 o’clock as well as a small seconds hand driven by the tourbillon. Swivelling the case also reveals a cradle that is gently curved to follow the shape of the wrist. This area adorned with a sunburst guilloché motif leaves a small round, smoothly polished surface just below the position of the Gyortourbillon®, thus enabling a full view of the show performed by this major complication when the case is fitted inside its cradle. What finer invention could one imagine to celebrate the birthday of the iconic Reverso than this exceptional creation – a limited edition that is heralding a new chapter in the history of this model so deeply cherished by devotees of beautiful watches since 1931.

HOGAN 2016 Valentine's Day Picks

HOGAN 2016 Valentine's day limited edition introduces the classic hi-top made feminine and delicate by personalized print in diagonal bands on the side which allow the heart and h logo to be glimpsed. Sport nappa: baby calfskin used as a base for the development of craftsmanship and all personalized screenprint projectsThese two distinctive styles are the bold-chic choice for an audacious romance. Love is in the air and cherish the perfect saint valentine’s day!


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Daine von Furstenberg 2016 Valentine's Picks

 Daine von Furstenberg 2016 Valentine's Picks celebrate the women in your life on this Valentine’s Day. Love is life, from wrap dresses in playful prints, to chic accessories, these chic gifts are sure to steal her heart.

LONGCHAMP 2016 Valentines Day's Picks

LONGCHAMP has chosen LE PLIAGE® as its devoted messenger. An exclusive and romantic version of this bag, in gentle pink tones, has been decorated with loving messages that you can tick using a red pin to tell your Valentine exactly how much you love them:

囗Say yes
囗You are amazing
囗Je crois que je t’aime
囗L’amour toujours l’amour

“XOXO” is delicately embroidered on the back, an eternal promise for all the world’s lovers… Longchamp bracelet with a small heart-shaped charm laced into three sumptuous leathers sensual Cherry, romantic Girl and vibrant Cyclamen.