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2015-08-28

COACH Fall 2015 "COACH PUPS" Ad Campaign


COACH reveals its newest advertising campaign entitled <COACH PUPS> featuring canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. It launches this month with star Miss Asia Kinney, the adorable four-legged companion of Lady Gaga. The campaign celebrates the dogs in the lives and captures the pups’ unique personalities as they “model” Coach’s Fall 2015 star bags. Additional PUPS staring in the campaign will be revealed shortly. Miss Asia Kinney, Lady Gaga’s now famous French Bulldog has amassed a substantial social media following in only a few short weeks. The Coach bags she elegantly models in the campaign are the Edie and the Rucksack. Art directed by Fabien Baron and styled by Karl Templer, COACH PUPS will appear in print, online and on outdoor media globally starting in July. Lady Gaga commented: “I am so proud of Miss Asia! She's a natural in front of the camera, and we're both so excited that the iconic Steven Meisel shot her for Coach's pup campaign! I really love getting to watch my best friend be a star.” Stuart Vevers, Creative Director at Coach comments, “'I’ve never had so much fun on a shoot. The combination of Mr. Meisel and the pups was an extraordinary, surreal, special moment. We wanted to create playful images that make you smile. We were inspired by some images from the Coach archive, which featured Eddie the dog that starred in the TV series Frasier to create something joyful, with humor and character. That’s a spirit that’s uniquely at the heart of Coach."  This new initiative will also introduce the social campaign #coachpups, including a range of online activities for fellow dog fanciers, opportunities for Instameets, special talks and other events hosted by the great and the good of the canine world. This will also mark the debut of the Coach Snapchat account. Coach has made a donation to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue (frenchieporvous.org) on behalf of Miss Asia Kinney and her devoted owner.

Daniel Craig Visits OMEGA Factory In Villeret Switzerland


Daniel Craig has made a special visit to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry for the inauguration of the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland. The actor who reprises his role as James Bond in SPECTRE, the 24th Bond adventure, was given a guided tour, as well as exclusive access to the factory’s assembly line.  During the visit he was also shown production of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition.


The Seamaster has been James Bond's watch since GoldenEye (1995), with its naval history and classic style, the watch perfectly reflects Bond’s character. Now, in celebration of the new movie, fans and watch collectors will be able to buy the model worn by 007 in SPECTRE, as the OMEGA Seamaster 300 will go on sale as a limited edition. The release marks a first for the partnership; until now, only commemorative editions have been used to celebrate OMEGA's link with the franchise.The watch features a bi-directional, rotating diving bezel, made from black, polished ceramic, combined with a LiquidMetal® 12 hour scale, so that time can be kept with any country in the world. Other unique features include the "lollipop" central seconds hands, as well as the 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap. On the bracelet's strap holder, the 007 gun logo has been engraved. Each watch has its own unique serial number engraved on the back along with the SPECTRE film logo, celebrating the latest on-screen adventure. Inside, the watch is driven by the highly innovative OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, a revolutionary movement in its own right.This special timepiece will be limited to just 7,007 pieces.


Daniel Craig’s visit to Villeret was a momentous occasion for OMEGA. Together with Nick Hayek, Swatch Group CEO, and Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, Craig was shown exactly what goes into making OMEGA watches such as the one he wears in SPECTRE. As an avid collector himself, he was fascinated by the engineering and expertise on show.“I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up. You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it.
To see the engineering that goes into it and the legacy that goes into it, that’s what fascinated me.”

Thomas Sabo FW2015 @ The Sign of Love Collection


THOMAS SABO sterling silver AW2015 The Sign of  Love Collection inspired by deep emotions, love and happiness.This season, the jewellery items appeal to all the senses and convey a feeling of connection with a loved one. From the new Love Bridge bracelets, unique Sterling silver creations and expressive Unity bracelets through to filigree Karma Beads – never has a THOMAS SABO collection been as full of sentiments and joie de vivre as this season. Star photographer Ellen von Unwerth presents the new collection perfectly in romantic campaign pictures, with top models Georgia May Jagger and Marlon Teixeira taking centre stage.


<THOMAS SABO Love Bridge>
A bridge that connects: with an individual engraving on an iron lock, many sweethearts immortalise their feelings on the most beautiful Love Bridges in the world. The new THOMAS SABO Love Bridge series is inspired by this romantic practice and celebrates the deep connection between two people: a filigree bar made of 925 Sterling silver joins the two ends of the bracelet and provides space for a personal engraving full of emotion. Whether sweethearts, best friends or family members – the Love Bridge always expresses affection for one other in a completely individual way with sensitive words or beautiful life mottos. It is therefore a messenger of emotions and, at the same time, the perfect gift for every occasion. Thanks to the wide range of styles and colours, the bracelets conform perfectly to the THOMAS SABO design codes – so everyone can immortalize their affairs of the heart and their style. Every form of love finds its unique proof in the THOMAS SABO Love Bridge bracelets.


<Glam & Soul und Rebel at heart>
Sparkling masterpieces: the new collection 2015 revels in romantic, opulent and expressive jewellery interpretations. The Fatima’s Garden series carries you off to an enchanted Indian garden full of gorgeous blossoms and intensive colour hues. Stylised lotus flower petals capture the ornamental opulence with sparkling zirconia-pavé, synthetic spinels and radiant rose quartz. Lustrous pearls with floral accent add to the Pearls series for modern and feminine designs, which playfully reinterpret the classic pearl necklace.


The must-haves of the season skilfully combine the business and party look: Ear Jackets and Mini Rings. Whether sparkling rows of zirconia, small skulls or simple silver balls – the earrings play with urbane design and elegant femininity. The Mini Rings draw attention to the fingertips with a modern and puristic use of form and create a special young and individual look.


<Unity Bracelets>
 The new centrepiece of the Rebel at heart line. The typical styles come into their own thanks to the braided leather or stainless steel bracelet and the ornamented clasps, rich in detail. The versatile Unity Bracelets, available in designs ranging from sporty to elegant, can be ideally combined with existing THOMAS SABO  bracelets such as those featuring obsidian. Worn with a distinctive watch, the expressive bracelets create a casual look. For both men and women, the Unity Bracelets reinvent classic couples‘ jewellery.


<Karma Beads>
Frogs, squirrels, bears, hedgehog, owl or falcon – the animal kingdom is finding its way into the THOMAS SABO Karma Beads and is enriching the line of more than 140 beads with figurative designs that make autumn radiate. The positive characteristics attributed to the animals are also said to lend exceptional power to the wearer. The owl is believed to bestow wisdom and calm, the cat is a gentle fighter and pursues its objective in a lithe and graceful manner. The falcon is believed to bestow special powers of observation. The romantic Celebration Karma Beads capture the most beautiful moments in life and are the perfect gift! Whether for a birth, Mother’s Day or simply to show affection for a special person, with the sparkling Karma Beads fashioned from radiant 925 Sterling silver or with 18k rose-gold plating, THOMAS SABO celebrates life.


2015-08-27

Donatella Versace @ New Face of AW2015 GIVENCHY Ad Campaign


Riccardo Tisci has chosen Donatella Versace to be the fashion house new face in the Fall 2015 ad campaign. Donatella Versace is an icon, a strong and independent woman whose unique charisma is helping to shake up the established codes. " I approached my friend Donatellla because she represents what a Fashion Icon is to me. We thought it was time to break boundaries and give a strong message about how to think Fashion." Says Riccardo Tisci. Donatella Versace also comments: " I believe in breaking rules. Riccardo Tisci is extremely talented and above all my dear friend. We are family. I want to get rid of the old system, work together, support each other and make fashion a true global community."

Artistic Direction:
Riccardo Tisci

Talent:
Donatella Versace

Photography:
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Styling:
Carine Roitfeld

Hair:
Kiril Vasilev

Make Up:
Renato Bernardi
M/M Paris

In The Mood For Mott 32


Interior design and dim sum don’t sound as if they could be likely partners, but at Mott 32, you get the best of both worlds. As you descend into the cavernous space well below street level, you are taken into a wondrous space with beautiful design elements, referencing the industrial elements of New York which are also blended with some elements of Hong Kong imperialism, the result of which was designed in conjunction with award-winning Joyce Wang. It is a truly visual experience before you even get to order your food which reflects the elegant dynamism, which Hong Kong exudes. mylifestylenews is in the mood for Mott 32......


Mott 32 represents modern Hong Kong. It is a restaurant that embodies the Chinese culture and philosophy of farm-to-table cooking that has been shaped from generation-to-generation. It embraces flavours and ingredients from around China and the world and delivers it as home cooking should be, in a more rustic and honest way.


The dining experience embodies a modern Hong Kong; Traditional and respectful of the culture and heritage. Modern, in passion for the best ingredients such as the use of Prime Iberico Pork. Progressive, in design and visual experience reflected in their careful fusion of New York industrialism and Hong Kong imperialism. The finest wines selection such as the Chateau Cheval Blanc starting in 1961. Buzzing, reflected in this 7,500 sq. ft. seats 170 covers with expansive space and the energy of the venue. It's is hip and full of vibe in retro chic.


Behind the "vault" is the roomy and cozy private dining room.



Refreshing mocktails are ideal for hot summer days in Hong Kong. Innovative cocktail menu will intrigue and compliment any Mott 32 experience. Their mixologists have meticulously researched Chinese ingredients such osmanthus honey, jasmine tea, ginger, matcha powder, Szechuan pepper, tangerine, shiso, plum, five spice and goji berry and etc to blend into the modern mix.



A well presented apple wood roasted Peking duck with condiments and dipping.


The Age room: Only for Peking Duck, It is chic, modern, clean and yet need to be seen.The Peking duck was aired in the age room before being roasted in their very own custom-made duck oven. The roast ducks are offered in two ways: the traditional Cantonese style where the duck meat is wrapped over by steamy pancaked with home-made sauce whereas the classic Beijing style to be enjoyed with the crisp of the duck skin dipped with mashed garlic, sugar and other condiments.


The modern version of the traditional BBQ steamed Pork Bun is now become one of the popular by demand must-order from the Dim Sum selection.



Xiao Long Bao - Classic steamed dumpling topped with black caviar to enhance the taste bud.


Of course, were it not for the food, you wouldn’t be there in the first place. Malcolm Wood, the restaurant’s Culinary Director, and Head Chef Fung have teamed up to produce the Mott 32 menu with their combined years of experience. The point of difference is that Mott 32 puts the spotlight on quality ingredients and traditional recipes, with a farm-to-table philosophy and letting the true flavours shine in each dish. The cooking is primarily Cantonese with a few signature Sichuan and Beijing dishes and the menu features traditional Cantonese dishes, showcasing a variety of dim sum, barbecue and sharing dishes.


We particularly liked this Kurobuta, soft boiled Quail Egg & Black Truffle Siu Mai (Pork Dumpling). it is nostalgic and yet not many Chinese Dim Sum Chef are willing to put this dish backed on the menu. Mott 32 guts it all.


Simplicity is the best! This cucumber lightly marinated with chopped garlic and aged vinegar make a great entrance to live up your appetite. One of our many favorites in Mott 32.



The Barbecue Prime Iberico Char Siu (BBQ pork) with Yellow Mountain Honey is so distinctly flavoured to the usual Char Siu and is not to be missed.



The balance of the Peking duck (meat & bones) is best to stir-fried with the leek and brings out the best aroma on a sizzle pot. It is quite irresistible.


The signature fried-rice is another dish not to be missed. The rice is light and separate from each other with the right kind of dryness accompanied by the egg white and young sweet peas. topped with the colorful roe.



A modern version of Panna Cotta, you gonna love this homemade soy sauce ice cream.



An alternative version of Red bean pancake to round up our meal. wrapped with green tea paste and topped with sesame.



Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott St. in New York. 32 Mott St. was the first ever Chinese convenience store to open in 1891 and was the nucleus for what is now a vibrant Chinatown in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Mott 32 is a celebration of Hong Kong culture and cuisine, which thanks to the bravery of families, such as those who left Hong Kong in 1891 to open 32 Mott St., is now a global phenomenon. Today, patrons from Doha to London crave dim sum and Cantonese cooking. Who doesn't like to have your heart touched? (Dim Sum literally is means Touch Heart)



Malcolm & Fung strongly believe in using great ingredients and letting the true flavours shine in his dishes. “The most important component to a dish is fresh ingredients and we use long standing traditional Cantonese cooking techniques, with an added touch of creativity, while using the freshest ingredients we have carefully sourced from all around the world.” As part of the farm-to-table philosophy, They believe in bringing the cooking into the restaurant. The kitchen offers a window directly to the heat excitement of the red hot woks stations.


Little details are being looked into in its beautifully crafted interior designs.  A time tunnel takes you back to a classic Eastern & Oriental train ride back in the past.



Another section dining area with a glass wall reflection offers you a more exclusive dining experience.



The spacious main dining area




Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5

Highlights:
Ambience
Signature Dishes

Standard Chartered Bank Building
4-4A Des Voeux Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tel:+852 2885 8688

LONGCHAMP FW2015 @ Le Pliage MIAOU


LONGCHAMP FW2015 introduces Le Pliage MIAOU - The Fantasy of Comic Cats is out now to capture your eyes. The shininess of the cat's eyes will change accordingly to the variation of lights reflection. Mysterious yet adorable and the furry. With the new fantasy version, gives you a new kawaii meow in comic style. A playful <MIAOU> has crafted on the legendary Le Pliage bag. With the beautiful leather patch work, a big navy cat with a pair of golden eyes looks at you straightly with the gorgeous embroidery and pale gold finishing. The comic cats are trendy to jump out from the Le Pliage bag.


Azzedine Alaïa New Fragrance @ Alaïa Eau de Parfum



Azzedine Alaïa New Fragrance Alaïa Eau de Parfum

Azzedine Alaïa proclaiming Beauty as absolute, revealing agent of the modern woman. We were first mesmerized by a line of clothes that would never go out of fashion, with impeccable cut, both classic and audacious: in his tight or twirling dresses, tailored suits, laser-cut corsets, playing with zippers, leathers, jerseys, and muslins, he expressed his talent with a master’s virtuosity through a gripping contrast between architectural precision and voluptuous refinement. Emphasizing the bust, the size, the hips, Alaïa redrew the female body, magnifying it as if it were an antique sculpture insisting on the sensuality of curves, revealing the power of shapes, giving the woman a new status, that of a goddess of modern times. Azzedine Alaïa proceeded exactly the same way as in his previous projects. He adopted a rigorous, idiosyncratic behavior, grounded in  undeniable confidence and major risk-taking. Alaïa aesthetic is in fact a manifesto, a true statement, a genuine declaration of women's right. Through his eau de parfum, Alaïa Paris, imposing Beauty as absolute once more, Azzedine Alaïa’s enchanted universe goes on, as he offers, in a truly Baudelairian gesture, an immortal Invitation to the Voyage. In this project, Azzedine Alaïa meticulously and personally controlled every single detail, taking advice from a team of experts who, around him, thrive on excellence. He steps in as a pioneer, opening the gates to unexpected feelings. Resolutely modern, the olfactory pyramid of his eau de parfum finally defines itself as an impression of freshness. “It is not a parfum, but an eau de parfum,” he insists. “Besides, to perfume oneself is like to refresh oneself, it’s a very usual gesture, complementary to that of the toilette.” Once again, Alaïa’s mystique moves forward. The bottle has been conceived by designer Martin Szekely who wished it to become “a fetish object dedicated to women.” Following his Black Mirror – pure, compact and strange – Szekely created a  body of heavy and precious translucent black glass (half-way between a meteorite and a polished pebble), that he adorned, front and back, with the famous Alaïa laser-cut pattern, an emblematic pattern which first appeared on the leather corset in the 1990s. The cap is in contrast to the bottle, as if to enhance it, it is an homage to Alaïa’s craftsmanship – a spool of golden thread which seems to takes its flight, made of zamak and pink gold. Delicately framed with black, it carries the Alaïa nude - an intense pinky beige that evokes the skin - one of the creator’s fetish colors.


A fresh impression: 
Airy notes and Pink Pepper

A floral impression:
Freesia and Peony

A bare- skin impression: 
Animal notes and Musk.

2015-08-26

Armani Exchange Fall 2015 Collection


Armani Exchange Fall 2015 Collection celebrates Giorgio Armani’s sartorial heritage with youthful interpretations of deconstructed suiting, refined workwear and bold prints. Signature outerwear and new silhouettes punctuate the season’s assortment.


July
Nontraditional denim and unconventional khaki transform the “suit” into unexpected wardrobe elements.  Inspired by a utilitarian color palette with contrasting graphics, this month promotes refined ruggedness.  Reflective packable jackets and kit backpacks for men reinforce the theme of conceptual survivalist gear.


August
Smart tailoring, exaggerated proportions and nontraditional materials modernize suiting separates in navy, tan and saturated blues.  Moto-inspired leather and striped jacquards add dimension for women’s. For men, the new pieced indigo dropped-fit jean and loose-fit canvas pant can be playfully paired with patchwork paisley and textured knits.


September: 
Active-inspired details, mixed media constructions, and futuristic silhouettes redefine street style.  Graphic jaspé, novelty denim, and neoprene are juxtaposed against metallic skirts and accessories for feminine flair. A men's-only capsule centers on navy hues and camo motifs, accented by leather details. This curated collection features an assortment of tailored yet sporty pieces such as water-resistant outerwear, corduroy cargo pants, and merino, lambswool and cashmere-blend sweaters.

MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Pre Fall 2015 Collection


MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Pre Fall 2015 Collection conjuring a sophisticated safari sensibility. This tran-seasonal delivery showcases a playful mix of tones, textures and prints An earthy palette of sand, olive and chestnut plays off cool blue shades, while versatile white and gray essentials, like cardigans and turtlenecks, provide a perennial air.


 An exotic python print enhances everything from trousers to dresses. Mini skirts and cargo pants feature high-shine hardware, while denim culottes and relaxed jeans provide a casual yet glamorous finish.


Black & white chic all over, this monchrome delivery conveys an edgy elegance. Paisley prints and metallic jacquards lend there showpieces an insouciant cool, while brilliant crystal embellishments instill little black dresses, blouses and blazers with couture-like credentials. Cozy knitwear, sumptuous furs and sleek leather accents finish this luxe delivery with a louche mood.


Cool colors and high-impact prints deliver modern character to this fall collection. Patterns and polka dots are showcased in a rich palette of merlot and black with palmetto green and white accents.


Modern two-piece outfits and tie-neck tops are tailored in sumptuous silk and lurex, while polished pants range from second-skin leggings to wide-leg trousers and trendy culottes.


 An opulent assortment of outerwear, including wool capes, peacoats and leather bombers, ensure polished protection in the crisper months.