Dior Pop Store In Harbour City

Dior introduces the new artistic direction of the house under Maria Grazia Chiuri and opened an accessories pop-up store in Harbour City recently. The Dior heritage is revisited in a contemporary spirit, with these ephemeral spaces reinventing the house codes and showcasing its iconic accessories.

"Pumps go with everything," said Monsiuer Dior, and the story continues with Maria Grazia Chiuri's newest show collection - The Dior Amour, Black Pumps adorned with a red heart at the back and a heel inspired by the "TALON CHOC" that first appeared in 1959, will be launched at the pop-ip with their own special packaging. The Dior Amour provides a broad spectrum of styles including Pumps in two heels heights, Booties and Ballerinas, each highlighting the bold and assertive allure of the Dior women of today. Other signature items includes Lady Dior Bags, DIORADDICT Bags and J'ADIOR Pumps.

Alexa Chung In Roger Vivier

Alexa Chung wore Roger Vivier Flower Strass Buckle Booties in Satin Silk debuted during the Maison’s AW2017/18 collection while attending the British Fashion Awards 2017 recently. Creative Director, Bruno Frisoni has created an enchanted garden made of rhinestones to take the shape of the iconic buckle on this versatile shoe. With its elegant slip-on design, this piece can sparkle all day as it can transition from day to evening with ease.

BALMAIN AW2017/18 Women's Collection

I was just a kid during Nirvana’s heyday, but their powerful music of rebellion definitely marked me then and continues to resonate with me today. Those liberating lyrics advised us to ignore guidelines of what’s expected and remain true to ourselves. It’s that same mindset that propels today’s strong women as they march down the runway.

They’ve embarked on the perfect road trip, picking up influences while traveling across the globe’s most awe-inspiring landscapes - the Serengeti, the Far West, Amazonia. The women of this diverse Balmain army revel in their freedom to celebrate themselves, their beauty and their power. Their impressive inner strength is manifest in this collection’s many animal patterns, prints and illustrations.

Next season’s focus on animal prints also builds upon a long Balmain tradition. While working on the recent re-launch of our accessories line, poring over the house archives, I was reintroduced to Pierre Balmain’s mastery of beautiful, similar patterns and, inevitably, channeled that into today’s offerings.

That is not the only thread of continuity, of course. As always, our pride in being one of Paris’ historic houses is front and center, with our atelier’s prowess reflected in intricate embroideries, one-of-a-kind constructions and remarkable leather work.

  That same finesse is evident in the new creations from our accessories collection.

They form part of one coherent, indivisible whole reflecting both the historic Balmain DNA and today’s spirit of youth, freedom and rebellion while accompanying our army on its perfect road trip of liberation and discovery.


OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic 2017

OMEGA - the title sponsor for the ninth consecutive year of OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic golf tournament held under the patronage of HH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic is the only full Ladies European Tour (LET) event ever to be played in the Middle East and had kicked off recently at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA announced: “OMEGA has enjoyed some very exciting golfing moments throughout 2017. The OMEGA Dubai Ladies’ Classic is the perfect way to end the year, bringing some of the world’s best female players to the tee. This is their moment to make a final mark on the season and it's a privilege to be in Dubai to support them.”

The winner of this year’s tournament went to Angel Yin and took home a winner’s cheque along with an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M. Yin played excellently throughout the competition and ended with a final score of 15 under-par, a winning margin of 2 shots. Along with her prize money and trophy, Angel Yin was awarded with an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M.

The stunning 38 mm timepiece features an 18K Sedna™ gold case with a glittering diamond-paved bezel, taupe-brown leather strap and a revolutionary Master Chronometer calibre on the inside.

Any competing golfer who scores a hole in one will receive the same watch in a 34 mm version. Finishing her year with a fantastic victory in a thrilling playoff, Angel Yin has won the 2017 OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic, final stop of the year on the Ladies European Tour.

 The tournament was played on one of the city’s renowned course - The Majlis – and was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

OMEGA has been the title sponsor of the Dubai Ladies Classic since 2009. For nine years running, the brand has witnessed a wonderful display of female golf. Hosted by the Emirates Golf Club, it is always a highlight to see play at The Majlis – which was named among the world's top 100 golf courses in a survey conducted by influential US-based magazine Golf Digest.

Dior Haute Joaillerie 2017 Christmas Pick

Clairiere Emeraude High Jewellery Timepiece
Yellow gold, diamonds, tsavorite garnets, emeralds, pink sapphires, spessartite garnets, yellow sapphires, sapphires, demantoid garnets, Paraiba-type tourmalines and orange sapphire. Quartz movement.

 Bassin des Nymphes Tourmaline Pariba Bracelet (JVER93072)
White and yellow gold, diamonds, Paraiba-type tourmalines, rock crystal, pink and purple sapphires, sapphire,emeralds, tsavorite garnets and yellow diamonds.

Trianon Emeraude Earrimngs (JVER93080)
white and pink gold, diamonds, emeralds, yellow diamonds, onyx and pink sapphires

Plaisir Champetre Saphi Necklace (JVER93091)
Yellow, white and pink gold, diamonds, tsavorite garnets, sapphires, emeralds, yellow diamonds, spessartite garnets, pink and yellow sapphires, turquoise and purple sapphires.

Bosquet de la Salle de Bal Rubis Bracelet (JVER93109)
Yellow gold, diamonds, rock crystal, emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires, mandarin garnets, sapphires, tsavorite garnets, yellow diamonds, purple and yellow sapphires, demantoid and spessartite garnets, turquoise and lacquer.

Bosquet des Domes Saphir Earrings (JVER93100)
Yellow gold diamonds, sapphire, pink sapphire, tsavorite garnets, emeralds, yellow diamonds, pink opal and ruby.

Orangerie Grenat Spessartite Bracelet (JVER93155)
Yellow and pink gold, diamonds, spessartite garnets, emeralds, tsacorite garnets, pink and yellow sapphires, rubies, pink opal and yellow diamonds.

Basquet de la Girandole Opale Noire Ring (JVER93083)
Yellow gold diamonds, moss agate, black opal, emeralds, yellow sapphires, spessartite garnets, purple sapphires, green tourmalines, demantoid garnets, cultured pearls, mandarin garnets, Paraiba-type tourmalines, yellow diamonds, spinel, hauyne and fire opal.

TOD'S 2017 Christmas Pick

TOD'S welcomes the holiday season, specializing the unique craftsmanship with a special twist. Innovative design combined with a touch of luxury for a collection ready to complete your Christmas holiday wardrobe. The TOD’S Wave Mini Backpack comes in festive and furry red just in time for Christmas. The special handle with knotted leather design allows you to carry elegantly whilst the removable and multi position-able shoulder straps allow you to wear TOD’S Wave bag as a backpack or carry as a shoulder bag.

The iconic Gommino, reinterpreted with a new leather finish, as a limited edition for the Holiday season, TOD'S Gommino driving shoes in elegant calf-hair and leather withe exposed, hand-made stitching, toe caps and iconic rubber pebble outsole, A timeless design, available in a wide range of colors.

With a wide range of accessories, TOD’S small leather goods complement all outfits.  From the coin purse/earphone holder crafted in the finest leather to the butter soft Double T leather belt and elegant wallet, all invaluable pieces that will add that final and unique touch of Italian elegance to your Christmas gifts.

TOD'S new Sneakers for you to discover the elegance of calf-hair and leather shoes with the stamped TOD'S logo, in smooth leather and rubber cup-sole with embossed rubber pebbles.

Roberto Cavalli AW2017/18 Women's Collection

Roberto Cavalli AW2017/18 Women's Collection
The exoticism and sensuality of animal patterns; luxurious fabrics intricately worked and opulently embellished; the superlative artisanal skills of Italian craftspeople. These are the codes of Roberto Cavalli, and the focus of the AW2017 Roberto Cavalli collection.

Harking back to the roots of Roberto Cavalli, the story here is of man meeting nature - nature evoked through precious skins and intricate recreations of animal markings, specifically tiger and leopard, and man through craft and ornament. The fusion of these two is the definition of Cavalli.

The mood is of nighttime, a nocturnal menagerie of Cavalli animals, defining the look of the Roberto Cavalli woman. Big cat prints and embroideries combine with snakeskin, and peacock-feather designs are recreated on chiffons, and in leather and python across the back of Montgomery coats and tailored jackets. Chains create a trompe l’oeil effect of animal print.

The collection is sharply focussed: a sequence of signature Cavalli silhouettes showcase a sinuous line, long and lean, or dynamic and abbreviated. These silhouettes are reinterpreted in three different, distinct palettes - albino hues of white, ivory and nude; the twilight colours of night-time animals, in nuances of browns, grey and violet; and a series coloured with the shades of Cavalli’s trademark big cats and serpents, enlivened with flashes of brilliant sulphur yellow.

Both that strict palette and the static presentation pulls focus onto the clothes but deeper, concentrating attention on the workmanship that signifies this house. The dresses are canvasses for an exploration of technique.

The surfaces of each garment are precious with decoration included plissé, embroideries of paillettes and beads, or strips of python. Frequently, pattern is keyed on top of pattern, the combinations forming a new type of design. Baroque motifs merge with animal markings, and tweeds are needle-punched with leopard, which also blends into tiger.

Other designs are cut-out and painstakingly appliquéd to recreate animal patterns in matelasse, while micro flower prints are coloured with an ombré effect. Three-dimensional effects are created with mixes of skins and embroideries, and coats are worked in fringe, fabric and fur, a luxurious melange of lush texture and materials.

Accessories and jewellery underline the collection’s key influences. The high-heeled evening shoes in leather and snakeskin, balanced on a slender heel, are embroidered with winding bands of chain, or veiled with metallic chain-mail fringes. An ode to the beauty of nature, the sensuality of woman and to craft, these clothes express the true heritage of Roberto Cavalli. The heart and soul of the house.