Tory Burch AW2016 Collection

 Tory Burch AW2016 Collection combines the nonchalance of street style inspired by the café scene in Éric Rohmer’s 1972 film L’amour l'après-midi with Burch's childhood love of horseback riding. It’s a refined take on sportswear classics, with equestrian details: coats done in bold jockey-silk patterns, skinny jodhpurs, trapunto-stitch bombers…There are sporty elements throughout, including pieces from Tory Sport. Accessories reflect the mood, from a convertible harness bag to boots with removable spats and our update on the Reva flat.

Silhouettes range from Seventies-inspired A-line skirts to jodhpur pants to track jackets for a modern wardrobe that can be mixed and layered according to individual style. Dresses, cinched at the waist, are worn over turtlenecks and tailored pants are paired with high-collared shirts or sporty knits and cropped blazers.

Bombers make a statement in several distinct materials and finishes. Eveningwear takes on a relaxed, cool vibe with fluid gowns and pajama-style dressing. Bold colors like red, blue and green mix with an earthy palette of rust, brown and plum balanced by morning fog and ivory.

The collection opens with sporty stripes and colorful jockey-silk patterns, and then moves into a vintage floral on a black ground and an artful interpretation of horses pulling a chariot. A print inspired by the Gemini Link rounds out the collection’s tomboy chic appeal with its perfectly symmetrical links based on the double-T logo.

An eclectic mix of materials puts the focus on texture, from ribbed knits and boiled wool to intricate patterned lace, lamé silk, suede and glossy eelskin pieced together in bold stripes. Trapunto stitching, quilting and piped edges add graphic interest. The equestrian motif sets the tone in accessories complemented by the Gemini Link. Boots and booties go from the paddock to the runway with horseshoe-shaped heels, spats and horsehair tassels handcrafted by a Brazilian gaucho.

Handbags are unstructured and versatile from graphic hobos to easy shapes with harness belts and hooded buckles. Pendant necklaces and shoulder-sweeping earrings with natural horsehair tassels underscore the collection’s effortless spirit.  Designed to evoke a classic Parisian café, the set is anchored by a floor custom-painted in neutral shades of black, brown and bone to resemble intricate tilework.

Natural light streams through the expansive windows of the venue as guests, seated in café chairs, take in the passing parade of street style. The collection’s nonchalant mood is echoed in the runway music produced by Michel Gaubert, including The Chromatics’ cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, Chilly Gonzales’ “Advantage Points” and Colombe (Canblaster remix) by Turzi. A natural look with fresh, clean faces and hair tied in a low, loose bun underscores the collections's easy energy and versability.

EMILIO PUCCI x ILLY Art Collection

 Emilio Pucci and illy, two leaders in Italian excellence announce their first collaboration. The Florentine-based fashion brand and the Trieste-based coffee company have partnered on the creation of a special collection of printed coffee cups. Part of illy’s revered Art Collection, the cups draw inspiration from 6 of Emilio Pucci’s “Cities of the World” exclusive, hand-drawn scarf prints depicting scenes from global metropolises, including one designed by the Marquis Emilio Pucci in 1957. Since its inception in 1992, the illy Art collection has collaborated with hundreds of leading contemporary artists, including top art world luminaries such as Marina Abramovic, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Anish Kapoor, and Daniel Buren. Each has lent their creativity and singular imprint to illy’s cups, creating a rich cadre of collectible table top objects. The shape of the espresso cup itself, designed by architect Matteo Thun in 1991, is by now ubiquitous throughout Italy and the rest of the world, an immediately recognizable symbol of high quality and passionate attention to detail.

“This is the first time we’ve ever worked with a fashion brand,” says Carlo Bach, Art & Creative Director of illy, and mastermind of the company’s successful art-based program. “But Emilio Pucci was himself an artist, and it made perfect sense to bring his enduring vision and unmistakable style to life.” “My father was always sketching, drawing and creating,” says Laudomia Pucci, daughter of the late Marquis and current Image Director of the fashion label. “In a way, he was always as much an artist as a fashion designer, so it is wonderful to see his work sit together with illy’s esteemed roster of contemporary artists.”

The Emilio Pucci x illy Art Collection features six different prints on three different cup sizes: espresso, cappuccino and mug formats. Portraying illustrations of Florence, Rome, Milan, New York, London, and Paris, the whimsical prints were selected from Emilio Pucci’s popular “Cities of the World” collection. The story of these remarkable prints begins in 1957 when the Marquis Emilio Pucci penned his now iconic Battistero illustration, a special drawing depicting Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria del Fiore shot through with bright flashes of vibrant lemon yellow, tangerine orange, “Emilio” pink and deep fuchsia. Originally produced for his chic silk twill scarves, the print was conceived as a portable postcard; a love letter to the Marquis’ hometown and a souvenir his clients could carry and treasure when they returned home. The Emilio Pucci x illy Art Collection is sold in sets contained within a specially designed Pucci box upon which the various monuments from the “Cities of the World” designs loop together to form a single, imaginary global skyline on a background of vivid Pucci color. Carrying portable artwork, the cups are much more than revered objects. The cups have been elevated to the sphere of small works of art to enjoy, see and use every day. Numbered and signed, each is part of a limited edition series, sold in discreet channels such as illy’s shops and a few select design shops and pop up locations around the world, as well as through Pucci’s online flagship www.emiliopucci.com in Europe.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AW2016/17 Men Collection

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AW2016/17 Men Collection says it out loud : BE SPECIFIC.

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Experience The Difference In BANYAN TREE Bangkok

It is the sanctuary of senses. It is the way things should be.
It is never about just getting away and it is never just the place.
It is never just the journey.
It is to experience the difference.
It is the little thing that makes the difference.

 There are many good luxury design hotels and up market international hotels to choose from while travelling to Bangkok, with the only 5-star all-suite hotel combining spacious accommodation in one of the tallest buildings in the city, mylifestylenews checks in to Banyan Tree Bangkok’s newly renovated Serenity Club floor room for a weekend staycation.

When you are to choose any of the Banyan Tree hotels, there are some elements and factors from the brand itself that are to be expected. From the sanctuary of the senses to the destination that is never about just getting away, it is never just the journey but the place to be to experience the difference as it is the little things that somehow make the difference, as it is the way things should be.Thanks to their unforgettable advertising campaign that offer such inspiration and enriching and perhaps rewarding experiences in every way.

With its 61-storey high vertical building located in South Sathon and Silom area, Banyan Tree Bangkok is a stand out in the neighborhood. This urban resort design inspiration features a range of all-suite rooms laid out to reflect the essence of Thai heritage.

The spacious hotel lobby

After our long check-in on the Club Floor and we wonder what caused the delay without much information given, we were escorted to our newly refurbished Serenity Club room on the 58th floor.

Beside the bathroom that had been given a facelift with new amenities, the expansive room’s mood and ambience still lacking the Banyan Tree’s elements but offering a much more contemporary touch on its design and decor. Ornate lotus motifs are blended with modern interiors to reflect the quality of serenity and wake up to a stunning city view of Bangkok on the sky up high staycation experience.

The view had us speechless by looking at the City’s infamous Lumpini Park with the almost floor to ceiling window with more than sufficient natural lights. The Serenity Club room includes a daily breakfast for two, a 4 course set dinner with wine pairing at Vertigo followed by post-dinner drinks at Vertigo TOO and a 30% discount offer for the hotel’s Gallery purchases, except consignment items, books and CDs with a rewarding experience in every possible way.

The swimming pool is located on the 21st floor of the hotel

We headed down to the swimming pool bypassing the Spa and gym, with the outdoor pool shimmering beneath the sky with sufficient outdoor deck on the 21st floor. Feel the hum of peace whisper through your very beings as you enjoy the unparalleled skyline vistas, with the pool fringed by green plants to create an oasis in the concrete jungle with the sensation of swimming within the tropics.

Sunset cocktail hours and dinner at the Vertigo & Moon Bar is another must-do while staying in Banyan Tree Bangkok

The Vertigo TOO is worth checking out after dinner

The eclectic Vertigo TOO is where Art Nouveau is a way of life, a unique atmosphere instilled with the romance of Art Nouveau with fascinating design and decorative objects.

High ceiling creates a spacious and elegance decor

Eclectic design and decor at this chic and contemporary bar

Live Music performance at Vertigo TOO bar

The arched ceiling of this indoor bar is covered in a canopy of lights, mimicking a starry night. Lush loungers offers you a lazy stretch out against the big widows overlooking the stunning views of the city with live music performances in this sublime bar, which further add captivation to your senses for an unprecedented night out and to end the evening, followed by a hearty breakfast the next morning.

You can chose to stay at your accessible club lounge on head down to the Romsai all day dining restaurant overlooking the serene waterfall and fish pond through the ceiling high glass windows.

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

21/100 South Sathon Road,
Sathon, Bangkok
Tel: +66 0 2679 1200

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.