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2018-05-25

HOGAN SS2018 Men & Women Collection


HOGAN SS2018 The Urban Gysetter Women Collection
The Hogan woman is a world citizen, a cosmopolitan: the city is her natural territory. She has an uncoventional approach to life and down-to-heart ease. Her gypsy spirit fuses with the sophistication of a global traveler: She’s a cultured urban nomad that loves to blend her non-conformist essence with the glamour of the places of the hour. her home and work residence are influenced by art, culture, design… She has an innovative and creative style, her multicultural imaginary influences her wardrobe choices. she’s ironic and lively, she loves to pair unique and contemporary pieces with fashion of yore, showing an effortlessly-cool self-confidence and ageless aesthetic.


Playful and vivid, modern and sophisticated, the Hogan SS2018 accessories collection finds its natural fit in this woman’s charismatic lifestyle. Her life is a journey; hogan is her ultimate style-minded companion. The brand’s luxury sneakers are characterized by intense shades, layering of stripes and details, such as denim flowers applications, beads, iridescent platforms and multi-color laces. the renowned ‘H222’ Maxi-platform sneakers are joined by pratical yet classy sandals and feminine wedges, pairing with the new summer season’s trends. Bag’s silhouttes are essential, adorned by elements that mimic those of the shoes offer.




Colors:
white, neutrals, ancient rose, ginger, amber yellow, mint cyclades blue

Materials:
Leather, suede, iridiscent metallic, denim

Accents:
Multi-color stripes and beads, patterened laces, wood and cork trims, denim flowers, tassels


The Men collection is a perfect combination of contemporary and ageless elegance paired with the most advanced processing techniques. the hogan man is an urban ulysses, the city is his natural territory. he is a global traveler, a cultured urban nomad with an innovative and creative style. his wardrobe is influenced by multicultural art and design. his style shows an effortless-cool self-confidence and an unconventional approach to life.


The new hogan luxury-sneaker ‘interactive‘ is the high-tech evolution of the brand’s heritage ‘interactive’. proposed in a variety of colours and materials, the new urban trainer features its original distinctive elements associated with an innovative design and modern appeal. ‘interactives’ versatility and contemporary look is made for the cosmopolitan and dynamic man of the hour. The collection also includes the ‘H357’ running sneakers in suede and techno fabrics, presented in neutrals colors and vivid shades. the renowned ‘H340’ low-top and hi-top come in black or white leather, with red contrast stitching on the bead. the ‘H358’ slip-on in soft suede with cord insert on the sole is perfect for a relaxed urban look.
Colours:
Ice, sand, black, ink blue, silver, yellow
 Materials:
Suede, leather, high-tech fabrics

CALVIN KLEIN Introduces New & Rebranded Eyewear

 Calvin Klein introduces the newly rebranded lines of men’s and women’s CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC and CALVIN KLEIN sunglasses and ophthalmic eyewear, designed under the creative direction of Raf Simons, the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein. Eyewear for the brand will now be marketed under the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, CALVIN KLEIN and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS brand names in line with the recent global restructuring of Calvin Klein’s apparel and accessories under Simons’ singular vision for the iconic American brand. The elevated new branding, refreshed design approach, and composition of the eyewear lines is planned to contribute to increasing visibility and expanding distribution at retail, travel retail and optical accounts. Significant investments globally are also being made in updated branded fixtures, optimized merchandising and increased training for sales representatives and accounts.


This launch represents the latest sunwear offering and the first-ever introduction of optical eyewear under the new luxury CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC brand, designed to complement Simons’ new, elevated ready-towear and accessories collections, which are reframing and modernizing the CALVIN KLEIN brand. In the new, highly curated line, architectural silhouettes marry retro and modern aesthetics celebrating elements of the brand’s rich history and future vision. The new styles are rendered in high quality titanium and striated acetate which are artfully conceived by combining delicate materials, including leather, brushed metal and unique design details such as a new signature “fly-away” bridge, as well as vividly striped and color-blocked surfaces. All of the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC styles, named for the location of the company’s global headquarters at 205 W 39 Street in New York City, are made in Italy and Japan. The new CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC line is sold globally in select high-end department stores and luxury boutiques, such as Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Dover Street Market, Jeffrey, Harvey Nichols and Isetan, as well as in premium sun and optical retailers around the world.


The new CALVIN KLEIN sun and optical eyewear lines offer dynamic styling and a progressive aesthetic with trend-forward colorations and lenses for men and women. Modernized, polished styles, executed in lightweight, innovative materials such as carved crystal acetate and titanium, are establishing new signature design details for the CALVIN KLEIN brand, such as statement “windowed” bridges, and unique branding and hardware details. The latest men’s and women’s CALVIN KLEIN JEANS eyewear includes new sun and optical styles in bold colorations that incorporate denim-inspired design details and patterns that are authentic to the iconic denim brand. The new, trend-forward styles combine color and an assertive mix of materials with flash and hologram lenses.

2018-05-24

KENZO X Britney Spears La Collection Memento N°2 By Peter Lindbergh

 KENZO’s La Collection Memento delves into the house’s rich history and storied archives. Creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon treat the vaults like a jumping off point finding the strands, ideas, and ingenuity that particularly interest them and then rework, reinvent and revitalize. The result is something completely new with a reverent grasp on
the codes of label founder Kenzo Takada. A nod at the past while looking
forward to a bright future.


La Collection Memento N°2 focuses heavily on denim and was inspired by the 1986 Paris runway debut of KENZO Jeans. But a more esoteric theme is “Icons”. The KENZO motifs (the tiger, The Great Wave of Kanagawa) are all featured heavily, as well as (for the advertising) Britney Spears.


Britney Spears. KENZO. Peter Lindbergh. What could at first seem an unusual trifecta, actually makes total sense when one learns that collection is all about icons. Britney is certainly an icon and the quintessential queen of denim. Of similar stature in the photo world is Peter Lindbergh, whose British Vogue cover of Linda, Naomi, Cindy, Tatiana and Christy ignited the age of the supermodel. Lindbergh’s previous work on Kenzo Takada’s historical campaigns for the brand informed Carol & Humberto’s decision to work with the legendary photographer. Lindbergh captured Britney in all her American Dream glory and beauty. Shot in Los Angeles, the campaign is a bit cheeky, optimistic, and joyous – the perfect combination for KENZO – La Collection Memento N°2.


TORY BURCH SS2018 Collection


TORY BURCH SS2018 Collection
“Bold. Audacious. Brilliant. David Hicks redefined interiors. His fearless and witty take on color and print, and his exquisite attention to detail, have made a lasting impression on me. For Spring/Summer 2018, we are honored to work with the legendary designer’s original scrapbooks, given to us by his son. Immeasurable thanks to Ashley Hicks for this collaboration.”- Tory Burch.



Silhouettes: 
Relaxed shapes capture the season’s effortless vibe. Slouchy, wide-legged pants, bohemian caftans and a wrap dress cut from scarves balance preppy shirts and a classic trench for a collection that is feminine and familiar, modern and easy.


Palette: 
Understated neutrals crisp white, soft stone and toffee juxtapose joyful bursts of color poppy red, tangerine and mustard yellow complemented by leaf green and muted shades of pink and chambray.


Prints & Patterns:  
A bold mix of prints and patterns from Hicks (or inspired by his work), including kaleidoscopic and geometric motifs as well as stripes in different iterations and scales. An iris print references Hicks’ love of gardens and a Moroccan-inspired pattern pays homage to his global influences.


Fabrications: 
Draped silk, cashmere and soft crepe set a laid-back tone underscored by designs crafted from terry beach towels and accessories in natural vachetta. Lace framing on silk and contrast boarders on cotton draw on interior design concepts, while sequins, laser-cut elements and fine metal embellishments add dimension and texture in unexpected ways. Graphic buttons and hardware add a signature touch.


Accessories: 
The focus is on easy, casual pieces, from pool slides and flat mules made of simple strings of leather to crossbody bags with graphic charms and oversized totes in terry toweling. The season’s geometric motifs carry through to the jewelry, including whimsical pendant necklaces, cuffs, earrings and signet rings.



Stylist:
Benjamin Bruno

Location: 
The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Set Design: 
Landscape architect Miranda Brooks


Music:
Produced by Michel Gaubert; Voigt & Voigt’s “Tribute To A Greek God,” Superpitcher’s “In My Head” (feat. Fantastic Twins) and Clarian’s “Ankh”


Beauty:  
Makeup artist Diane Kendal and the M·A·C Pro Team; hair by Guido for Redken


2018-05-23

Oriental Residence Bangkok - An Elegant Luxury Residence Living

With a location that does not attract the tourists to Wireless road in Bangkok on a daily and regular basis, Oriental Bangkok Residence’s elegance epitomizes traditional luxury with a hint of colonial motifs that stand out along this notable embassy locale and expats shopping district. mylifestylenews writes.



Within walking distance of Phleon Chit BTS and nestled among Bangkok’s opulent Embassy row surrounds on Wireless road, the greenery is captivating and makes you feel like you are in a suburban luxury enclave, rather than in the heart of bustling central Bangkok. In general, we like small boutique design hotels as they are more to the point with character, warmth and intimacy that makes you feel very comfortable and a little more special. A residence stay is another alternative that offers a more personalized hospitality with luxury amenities that could mean you are being looked after more thoughtfully. The Oriental Residence has its eclectic and flamboyant touch towards among many other up and coming luxury residences in Bangkok.


More often than not, walking into a hotel is a functional task that simply gets you through the door and up to the reception desk to check in with a rather robotic member of staff. But sometimes in a truly special hotel (or rather a residence hotel), walking though the door can be a magical experience. When crossing the threshold of the Oriental Residence Bangkok, you sense a frisson of excitement.


Without a conscious thought, we were effortlessly led to a beautiful pastel white counter – Oriental Bangkok is too regal to have something as pedestrian as a reception desk – to be met with a smile and a natural warm welcome that the “Land of Smiles” is celebrated for. With that warm welcome, you may begin to wonder if you’ve met before. The hotel language here is not stiff or robotic, but instead a relaxed conversation that makes you feel right at home in this most exclusive of Bangkok’s addresses.


The lobby is an integral part of the luxury touches, being of a triple height and creating an airy space, even though it does not cover that much in square metres, but impressive nevertheless, with a flow of natural light and an interior design ethic that references European sensibilities with chandeliered elegance and just the right touches of inspiration in all corners. This modern contemporary decorative style, with a Colonial touch, redefines the elegance of residence living in Bangkok.


Our Grand Deluxe accommodation was located on the 16th floor looking back onto the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador and overlooking lush gardens directly in front of us with newly built condominiums at the back and it was rather picturesque. One has to put oneself into the mindset of a residential guest, as it were. The TV wall was wrapped with built-in “Trunk” effect to create a voyage motif and each room comes with a kitchenette to allow cooking.

  
The colour scheme is composed of whites and creams contrasting the dark wood floors. It is simply chic to negate any confusion in taste despite the bed quality was not as comfortable as we have enjoyed elsewhere but pleasant enough, the linens were perfectly pressed and of a very high quality. Despite some serious dusting and cleaning need to be done in the bathroom’s glass shelves and doors area as well as the kitchen cabinets that had been left with some marks and stains, the overall space and comfort in this Grand Deluxe room is still well laid out with design comfort.


The bathroom had all the amenities one comes to expect with such exclusive addresses, although the bathtub seemed on the small side, but the shower bay was very large with two options – a rain shower and a hand held shower. There is ample space to spread yourself out with an open wardrobe space, but it is a little disconcerting to have all of this in the bathroom itself. The toiletries are pleasant but a little under-whelming for such a luxury brand. Since the shaving mirror that mounted on the wall had been broken, a standing one was replaced, but it seemed rather incongruous under the circumstances.


Our room with a view


The pool deck is an open affair under cover which gives one great vistas out and beyond to enjoy while sitting poolside. It is not the biggest pool, but more than adequate, although the design did not grab us as some other boutique hotels and residences do.


Cabana lounges and cocoon chair adds charm to the half covered swimming pool.


Comfortable sun lounges at the pool deck overlooking Bangkok city skyline.


Food and beverage outlet offerings are limited and not as expected for a residence stay, but they keep to what they do well and the Café Claire for breakfast is just right to compliment all that one expects. You order your main dishes a la carte and continue to graze on the buffet with a wide variety every day, ranging from traditional Thai dishes, to high quality pastries and a great selection of fresh seasonal fruits such as Rambutans and Logan fruits. Every morning our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, but how could one refuse. Having said that, the devil is in the details, so we were wondering why tea didn’t come in teapots and milk wasn’t served with breakfast tea, but these are minor quibbles.


The best service is all about the people and the Oriental Residence Bangkok has a great team from the reception to the Café Claire. We could not fault them and always received the most polite and informed answers and recommendations, and with the brightest smile.



Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Room Amenities: 3.5/5
Food & Beverages: 4/5
Housekeeping: 2.5/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4.5/5

Highlights:
Service

110 Wireless Road, Lumpini,
Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2125 9000


Miu Miu 2018 Eyewear Collection

The 1930s-inspired vintage notes blend with the eccentric style of the new Miu Miu Folie Collection special model. The sophisticated design is highlighted by a brow bar with soft profiles framing the lenses, while a sparkling crystal pave illuminates the frame. Femininity and unconventional elegance characterise the new sunglasses of Miu Miu’s eyewear collection.


The large cat-eye front is defined by softly raw-cut lenses, while the solid coloured upper front profile is creatively combined with a transparent crystal lower profile. Presented in four colour combinations: Black and Grey, Black and Antique Pink, Baltic and Dark Chocolate, Burgundy and Lilac. Miu Miu lettering logo.


This new optical frame of Miu Miu’s eyewear collection conveys glamorous femininity. The squared acetate front is defined by a playful bridge in contrasting colours, while the temples are characterised by clean lines and vibrant hues. Available in Black, Cocoa, Cloud Tortoise and Tortoise, matched with transparent-effect Grey, Peacock, Periwinkle and Wisteria temples. Miu Miu lettering logo.