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2015-11-30

maje FW2015 Fashion Presentation


Summer has reached an end and the holidays are over… but what if we could hold onto some holiday grace, the thirst for freedom within us, or even on us?


This is what Maje is offering this winter: a city spirit, but one which gives the impression of wide-open spaces. A relaxed yet eternally elegant look.


A long belt embellished with pompoms, a huge poncho, and wool coats like a promise of warmth, so thick and comforting.


Since it’s urban, it’s more modern than ethnic, more structured than functional. But whether through a cosy sweater, bold fringes creating a new romanticism.



The timeless preppy, or the idea of a conceptual elopement to Manhattan, it is forever original, modern and chic. An obvious choice this winter.



HUBLOT x Bruce Lee "Legend Never Dies" 75th Anniversary Exhibition


The Art of Fusion: Hublot’s transboundary collaboration with Bruce Lee Foundation staging “Legend Never Dies: Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Exhibition” in Hong Kong, where the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition makes its debut to pay tribute to the legendary superstar. With his kingly manner and profound knowledge of east-west cultural fusion, Bruce Lee was crowned the oriental legend with his one and only Jeet Kune Do martial arts skill. 


As this year marks the 75th anniversary of his birth, HUBLOT joins hands with Bruce Lee Foundation, established by the wife and daughter of Bruce Lee – Linda Lee and Shannon Lee, to hold the “Legend Never Dies: Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Exhibition” for seven days to commemorate the kung fu maestro and his glorifying achievements in all aspects, as well as reviewing his exclusive philosophy in martial arts. The exhibition was held in Gateway Arcade, Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, specially featuring the debut of the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition.



The exhibition was divided into two parts – “Retrospective of movies and treasures of Bruce Lee” and “Legend Never Dies”. The former one features four sets of Bruce Lee’s treasures provided by Bruce Lee Foundation: 1. the genuine Gung Fu jacket which carries the martial art spirit of Bruce Lee; 2. the Life Mask – the mold used to produce Bruce Lee’s Kato Mask in the movie “The Green Hornet”, which commemorates the classic character that opens Bruce Lee’s Hollywood movie market; 3. Bruce Lee personal genuine copy of the “Way of the Dragon” script, this film was originally titled “Enter the Dragon”, the script reflects the original titles; 4. “The Game of Death” script cover, scene breakdown and sketches, handwritten and drawn by Bruce Lee, illustrating his vision of the pagoda; 5. Bruce Lee’s business cards and Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute membership cards which has witnessed the incredible experiences of his apprenticeship in the States.


Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition will make its debut in the exhibition, paying tribute to the legendary star. In addition to the precious treasures and exhibits, Hublot also adopts modern technology to create the Breaking Mirror animation. The cylinder glass case showing Bruce Lee animation on a transparent screen in the middle with breaking parts of the Hublot watch and mirror pieces. On the bottom is a 3D effect of Hublot UNICO movement – the fusion of Hublot and Bruce Lee. Another feature of the exhibition is the mirror room inspired by the final battle of Bruce Lee’s movie “Enter the Dragon”, which achieved great success and triggered a craze for kung fu in the world. One side in the mirror room shows Bruce Lee’s appearance while the other side is decorated with special designed mirror, allowing the guests to enjoy the light and shadow interaction with Bruce Lee through different angles of reflections of the mirror.


The second zone of the exhibition is located at the corridor of the Gateway Arcade, “Legend Never Dies” - the four “Diamond Rock” displaying the most representative photos of Bruce Lee in the 60’s selected by the Bruce Lee Foundation. Hublot adopts the ultramodern design to present the watch images in six Eternal Showcase with Bruce Lee images to symbolise the heritage of Bruce Lee spirit and philosophy on martial arts.


As the most influential and legendary superstar worldwide, Bruce Lee was the perfect definition of Hublot’s motto, “to be first, be unique and be different”. Being the pioneer of an era, he was the first one to spread the culture of Chinese kung fu to the world and endeavored to propagate east-west culture in his sparkling life. He broke the traditional boundaries of different martial art styles, and integrated Taoism philosophy of the East with boxing, karate and taekwondo in the creation of Jeet Kune Do, which was the unprecedented epitome of the art of fusion. Possessing the Spirit of Big Bang and the unique DNA of Hublot, the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition featuring a tonneau case with yellow elemnts is a tribute to Bruce Lee. Jointly designed with Bruce Lee Foundation, Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition is inspired by the dragon on Bruce Lee’s desk.


 The timepiece is a limited edition of 75 pieces worldwide priced at HK$232,400. It is equipped with Hublot’s new movement HUB4700, frequency: 5 hertz, 36,000 beats/hour; 278 parts, 31 gems, automatic winding with 50 hours power reserve and the utmost exquisite skeleton dial is clearly visible through the sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and Hublot logo printed on the inner side. The date display window is at 4:30 position and the dial design makes use of central chronograph hand. The three little dials are positioned at 9 o’clock (second), 3 o’clock (30 minutes) and 6 o’clock (hour). The strap is made of alligator leather with natural rubber, offering supreme comfort and style.



DKNY FW2015 Men & Women's Collection


DKNY Men FW2015 Collection themed COLD FUSION is a tribute to a New Yorker, great style is in the fusion: Function, fashion and flexibility. Fall presents an urban–ready hybrid wardrobe to travel the day, gym–to–office–to–night.


Black, industrial blue, graphite and cement. Personalize with hints of cobalt, bottle green and berry. Fabrics innovate with comfort: bonded wool and jersey, grid neoprene, stretch nylon and quilted leather.


The look is tailored city chic on the go. Suit up or street out, it’s up to you. It starts with the dark base of a roll–neck merino turtle. Add the season’s slim zip–pocket stretch pants, or sport it with jogger–cuff tailored trousers.


Sweater it with the 3–D grid tech zip knit, the mashup of a striped or leather–sleeve crewneck. Tailor it with a tweed blazer, puffer, or color–blocked wool coat. Weather it with a tech–bonded pea coat, a zip mac or wadded raglan coat.


Weekend it in style: oversized logo sweats, zip, bonded, laser–cut, color–blocked with bonded crop pants or paneled sweats. DKNY Men style with an edge created to mix it up and keep going.


The Women FW2015 Collection themed THE NEW YORK UNIFORM. Tailored, sharp and clean. Menswear inspired coats and suits bare or jeweled.


Modern Classics:
Shirt in silk, high neck ribbed turtle neck, ankle high tapered trousers, pleated wrap skirts in sheer silk.


Sculpted dresses: 
Sport to body, clean, meshed, and jeweled.


Collaged, layered, textured: 
Faux fur, quilting, shine and transparency in outerwear, men’s coats, jackets, shirts, dresses and skirts.


Color Play: 
Shocks of colors, omni blue, super red, electric purple, cyan blue against camel, Perfect navy, heather grey graphic black and white....the New York Uniform.


2015-11-28

DK Cuppa Tea Presents“Journey To Wonderland” Afternoon Tea Set


Afternoon tea or high tea is such a pleasing ritual to many foodies in Hong Kong but if you are opt for something unique and with a little therapeutic ritual and reading inclusive, DK Cuppa Tea takes you to a “Journey to Wonderland”. mylifestylenews discovers this little aroma therapeutic little cafes in Sheung Wan……


Run by the creative certified therapist Kat Lai, DK Cuppa Tea is another hidden wellness spot for you especially when you enjoy the aromatherapy mood and scents fills the air once you step in to this little corner store behind the Western Market in Sheung Wan.


Kat Lai enjoys playing a couple roles by presenting different dramatic ideas apply onto her food and beverage creativity. From writing her own “script”, she does play the director role and take the lead act by adding a dramatic twist into her performance at her very own playground. Her latest project is the ‘Journey to Wonderland” afternoon tea set inspired by Tim Burton’s movie – Alice in Wonderland.

  
The tea set comprises of five senses on a “Journey to Wonderland”. Just like Alice in her Wonderland, the journey will start with "Drink Me" - a secret potion that won't make you shrink, but become magical before your eyes; you will pick up a butterfly card to start your own Oraculum that writes your own journey.


The card is attached to a Spell, you need to read your spell OUT LOUD and burn it on the Truffle Mushroom cheese fondue to take off your journey. The spells will scent and color the fondue. The fondue comes with a wide selection of seafood for dipping delicacies, such as scallops, cocktail shrimp, mussels, smoked salmon and French Escargot. For more, they will prepare a slow cooked potato duo, Parma ham, salami and cheddar cheese to lead the way.

  
The Eye-Catching "Eat Me" Dessert brings you the end of your journey.  The Jasmine flavor in the dessert represents "Create", "Wish" and "Harmony".  They are right there begging you to "Eat Me! Eat Me!": Jasmine Cup Cake, Jasmine Poker Cookies, Jasmine Rabbit Macaroons as well as Chocolate Truffle Pops and Rose-shaped Dark Chocolates.

  
This unique experience is quite captivating especially for your first time visit. The quality of all the ingredients were very high and well prepared and executed, as we thoroughly enjoyed the tastes of each and every part of our wonderland journey.


In fact, the pastry chef created some delectable tastes that were just as good as some we have sampled in luxury hotels, so there is no compromise here, plus the attention to detail in the all the decorating on the sweet dessert and pastry items are absolutely charming.


The choice of chinaware comes with a fantasy theme is spot on and helps to get you into the spirit of things. The ambience may not be as inviting as other high tea options, but the quality of ingredients is there. DK Cuppa Tea is an absolute alternative to begin a fantasy “Journey to Wonderland”. Caution! Find your way out!





Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 3/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5

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Eat Me Dessert

19, New Market Street
Sheung Wan Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2386 3588