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2018-05-31

Links of London Celebrates Second Year As Official Licensee To Ascot & Royal Ascot With The New Ascot Collection

Links of London annouced it’s second year as Official Licensee to Ascot and Royal Ascot, with the return of its limited-edition Ascot Collection, which is bigger and better than ever. Inspired by Great British racing traditions, this front-running range includes a wealth of pieces, including extensions to some of their most iconic collections as well as striking brand-new pieces.


With an array of necklaces, bracelets, rings and keepsakes that encapsulate the spectacular atmosphere of the world-famous Ascot Race days, there’s something to win the hearts of everyone.


Crafted from an assortment of highly polished sterling silver, 18kt rose-and yellow-gold vermeil, each precious piece is a truly sought-after collectable; as timeless as Ladies Day itself.


The brand new Ascot Clover Collection is simply stunning. This range of fine necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms feature a delicate, openwork four-leaf clover, which is formed by four interlocking horseshoe motifs (for double the luck.) Gift to someone special (or yourself) to bring great wealth, health and happiness.


Ryan Reynolds In HOGAN H357 Sneakers

Ryan Reynolds was spotted wearing HOGAN SS2018 H357 Sneakers while making his appearance on a red carpet event recently.


The H357 Sneakers comes in black, white, blue and yellow.


2018-05-30

CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR Kick-Off To An Endless Summer

 CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR covers sophisticated and sporty swimwear in bold hues that command attention. The NYC 2.0 range ushers in cutting-edge separates teamed with modern urban prints.


For her, Calvin Klein Cutting Edge highlights futuristic one pieces, bikinis, hipsters and bralettes with elevated, open cut out designs in bonded and clean details. For him, the Calvin Klein Black Jacquard range roars with enigmatic, modular prints rendered in a neutral palette of grey and crimson.


Rooney Mara - New Face For GIVENCHY New Women's Fragrance

Givenchy announced its collaboration with American actress Rooney Mara, who will embody its new fragrance for women. Two-time Oscar nominee Rooney Mara is one of the most talented actresses of her generation. Committed and daring in her film choices, Rooney is not only respected for her transformative performances but also for her dedication to humanitarian efforts close to her heart. A long-term friend of the Givenchy House, she has often graced the red carpet dressed in Givenchy. A graduate of New York University, Rooney Mara launched her career in the memorable opening scene of The Social Network for director David Fincher, who subsequently cast her in the lead role of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2011, for which she was nominated at the Oscars and the Golden Globes.


 The actress went on to star in critically acclaimed films including Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Side Effects, Her and Trash. Rooney Mara’s career reached new heights in 2015 with her performance in Todd Haynes’ Carol. She was nominated at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for this role and won the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, the actress played a moving role in Lion before appearing in no fewer than five films in 2017: Song to Song, The Discovery, Una, The Secret Scripture and A Ghost Story. In 2018, Rooney Mara plays the title role in Mary Magdalene alongside Joaquin Phoenix. She has a supporting turn in Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which was recently shown at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival.


2018-05-29

Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin - The Bold & Beautiful

With a prime position overlooking the Cicada Night Market, Hua Hin railway and to the sea beyond, as well as the latest attraction of Vana Nava Water Park, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is a design style establishment that has more than what an ordinary Holiday Inn’s chain of hotel standard would have to wow you from top to bottom. mylifestylenews writes.


Never in our travels did we expect to be wowed by a Holiday Inn experience, not only for its slick and fun-filled design concept that will certainly impress and inspire you upon your arrival. With the first impression for this newly opened property in Hua Hin four months ago and this being the first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia, every check-in guest is invited for a complimentary access to the next door Vana Nava Water Park for an outdoor diversion for a few thrills and spills. While quite compact in size, there is enough to please all tastes and thrill seekers.


Beside the hotel’s stylish roof top infinity swimming pool, with such an added value to your stay by enjoying it’s many facilities in addition to what lies within the hotel, this is a well-designed staycation plan for a perfect getaway, not only for families but also leisure travelers alike.


The arrival entrance is a very resort style welcome, with a wide open lobby space and open-plan sitting, which is purely used for transportation arrival and departure points.


From here you are swiftly taken to the main hotel lobby on the 8th floor and this is the moment you realise you are not in a typical Holiday Inn hotel or resort, the spacious high ceiling is arty and draws ample natural light from the sea and creates a very cozy and friendly ambience.


From the arrival and right throughout the hotel, the design reference is fishing and with an ocean theme motif, even the signage is actually in the shape of fish, which is absolutely delightful and very playful.


Artistic and voluminous fish net installations hang up high on the ceiling contrasting the contemporary painting and vivid blue lounge chairs and natural artistic wood benches strike your eyes, let alone being incomparable to many other supposed 5-star design hotels.


An aerial view of the Vana Nava Water Park from the hotel.



At every step, the staff are so warm and attentive. After a speedy and efficient check in process, we were escorted to our room. Bright and bold design elements are seen everywhere along the hallway leading to the rooms. Our Ocean View room comes with oodles of space, a great balcony with a superb sea-facing view and an ‘open’ bathroom that can be closed with a sliding ‘window’ door panel (a smart design touch).


The room has pops of colours, from the blue/green fish scale tiles on the bathroom wall, to the bedside fire red wire caged torch lamps and the similarly designed large corner standing lamp. The devil is in the details, as they say, and the unusually shaped floor rug juxtaposes the entire slick and modern larger than life concept, harmonizing the mood and for not a moment you would think that you are in a Holiday Inn. There is no way you would relate any of the bold interior design elements from the predictable Holiday Inn standard. A truly stand out décor and with a big WOW factor.


Another hallmark of the brand is to keep things simple with the 300+ rooms and suites, so there is not too much of any one thing and you have so much space in which to spread oneself out to completely relax and get into the holiday mode quickly.


The 36-metre infinity pool on the 26th floor is another highlight of the hotel that offers jaw-dropping views over Hua Hin and has a swim-up pool bar. It is incredibly spacious and the pool seating surrounds thoughtfully designed to maximize the views, which was simply beyond our expectations.


The rooftop infinity pool with a stunning view of Hua Hin


Modern silhouette architecture design with a mesmerizing sea view


When the night falls, swing your mood to the Vana Nava Sky Bar on the rooftop, another outstanding feature offering stylish interior design, sensational views and a great beverage list. The Sky Deck with its unique glass floor that sees right through the ground level can hold up to 100 people for any private functions and event.


Breakfast served in Plamong is an enlivening experience for the same reason that boasts an array of Thai and international standard spread. With pops of colour in the design and a huge double height ceiling to create such a light and airy space in which to kick start your day. We couldn’t fault the variety and quality of food, from the sweetest tropical fruits to the tastiest local Thai noodles.


The dining room was packed yet the service staff never hesitated to smile and meet all your requests. Service is definitely a plus point here.


Hearty buffet breakfast serves at Plamong with great selection of local and international spread.


Beside the generous humble hospitality from its staff with a warm welcome awaiting every guest, the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin’s heartfelt hospitality makes every moment memorable, which is what a true Holiday Inn should be. The hotel is certainly set to be one of the best family leisure destination resorts in the region and should be and we wish many other hotels would take a leaf out of this Holiday Inn design book!



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

Highlights:
 Design 
Service

 129/129 Petchkasem Road
Tambon Nong Kae, Amphoe Hua Hin,
Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Tel+ 66 32 809 999

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.

PRADA Mod Special Collection

The new Prada Mod models, revisited with tapered profiles but adorned with the distinctive, bold geometric metal detailing, complement the collection. Prada enriches the Mod collection with a new eyewear model conveying a modern, feminine flair.


The large, slightly cat-eye front is highlighted by the sophisticated construction of the flat, exposed wraparound-effect lenses overlapping onto the frame. The model stays true to the bold character of the geometric metal details on the front, a key theme replicated throughout the entire collection. The array of colours features tones of Black, Burgundy, Dove and Crystal Lake, combined with temples in matching shades or in hues of Classic, Medium and Talc Tortoise with Prada lettering logo.


This optical frame from the new Prada Men collection has vintage inspirations. The acetate frame is characterised by an essential, elegant style, while the linear temples are adorned with the iconic metal plaque bearing the Prada logo. Available in the season’s colours: Burnt Sienna shaded Corn and Black shaded Charcoal, as well as classic shades of Black and Tortoise.


A new optical evolution of the Prada Mod collection. The model is defined by a fine mix of acetate and metal on the geometric-shaped cat-eye front and bold temples. The frame comes in metal tones of Black, Burgundy, Dove and Slate, contrasting with the temples in nuances of Tortoise, Medium Tortoise, Vermilion and Turquoise with Prada lettering logo.

2018-05-28

MARGIELA / GALLIERA 1989-2009十年回顧展 - 活著便精彩


MARGIELA / GALLIERA 1989-2009十年回顧展 - 活著便精彩


赤子的心不改變
三月的巴黎時裝周,非常熱鬧,在觀賞下一季的時裝之餘, 趁有空檔去逛博物館和時裝展覽更是賞心悅目的時裝盛事。另一場城中熱話的時裝展覽,正正就是比利時時裝設計師Martin Margiela的十年回顧展。是次的展覽選址巴黎PALAIS GALLIERA的Musée de la Mode 展出,由Alexandre Samson策劃名為MARGIELA / GALLIERA 1989-2009十年回顧展,擇日寒冷的時裝周期間, 於三月三日緊湊開鑼至同年的七月十五日完結。這場似乎非看不可的時裝展覽,人龍蛇餅天天可見,蜂擁而至地率先奔向這場革命性的展覽觀賞、朝聖和取經。而至今不曾公開露過面的Margiela更不接受任何採訪,這位 “A Designer Without A Face” 的設計師令他的設計添加神祕感,而每一季的交出的作品,更讓人引頸以待。


是錯對 也不枉過
1980年Martin Margiela畢業於安特衛普皇家美術學院時裝系,他的設計概念方針挑戰了他那個時代的時尚美學。他構造服裝的方式獨特和往往反傳統,我行我素;更喜歡將服裝解構,並故意將内部的襯里和未完成的部分設計外露,並不吝嗇的揭露設計的製作過程包括褶襉,肩墊,圖案,雜物運用等等。如此裸露的Margiela’s way of unorthodox guises以非正統的偽裝,帶領先鋒,延續至今。在1984年至1987年,Martin Margiela曾經年擔任過Jean Paul Gaultier的助手,之後他與安特衛普學校合作,成為唯一一位當代在巴黎建立自己的時裝屋的比利時設計師,風靡一時。當Martin Margiela於1988年推出他的同名品牌時,他立刻將自己定位為業內的顛覆性人物,以極端的比例和解構結束的服裝去展示其獨有的設計,並拒絕在他的服裝上印上其品牌的標籤,更前所未有地選擇了用白綫針腳縫繡,以四角框架形式去代替其品牌的標籤。此標籤更成爲日後信徒們的“會員資格”標誌認可,以致所有時裝達人朝拜而非入會不可

誰甘於一生都壓抑
是次“自傳式收購”的回顧展,從1989年春夏季到2009年春夏季按時間順序排列,以Margiela為1989年春夏季舉辦的第一場時裝秀掀開序幕。蒙面的模特兒穿著紅色油漆的腳踝靴,並在白色棉質天橋上留下腳印,部分面料更運用於下一季的高級訂製時裝設計,成爲該品牌第一個純手工藝的時裝作品。再追溯90年代的作品,特別是1994的秋冬系列,靈感從洋娃娃的衣櫃中取出的物品,並重新製作,改編成真人大小的人形,配上不成正比的拉鍊和釦子,調皮和生鬼。1996年春夏系列著名的trompe l’oeil,以如真如假的錯視影像打印於衣裳上,刻意去衝擊視覺效果。其中一個在時尚界第一的創舉謂1994年印製的T-卹去提高對艾滋病的認識,大獲業界好評。

仍然無懼 我有我的根據
19974月,Margiela被任命為Hermès的創意總監,在他六年的任期內,他將巴黎的著名品牌與現代重新定義相結合。他的設計非常自信獨行,與90年代末在GucciTom FordChristian DiorJohn GallianoGivenchyAlexander McQueen等人拍攝的高潮戲劇形成鮮明的對比。正因為他將80年代的價值觀和美學超越了90年代,他把服裝的比例推到了極限,例如在他的超大尺碼系列中將比例擴大到200%,印在現有服裝和 'Stockman'假人公仔的樣子,並創建了一種由傳統日本tab inspired靈感啟發的新款“cloven”鞋,即將大腳趾與其他鞋趾分開的鞋履。他的設計不僅質疑服裝結構,而且挑戰時尚結構系統,Margiela更用他的《Artisanal》系列質疑了衣服的陳舊性,這些系列由複古服裝和復原材料轉化為獨特的手工縫製件創作而成,典型的up cycling模範。還有他的複製品系列復古服裝,從世界各地獲得併轉載相同。另外,在日本攝影師Kyoichi Tsuzuki系列的Happy Victims“幸福受害者啟發下的Time-Capsule Room系列展示,亂中有序地將臥室裡擠滿了時尚愛好者的衣裳,非常有趣。


無論你 始終都睇不到我
在往下參觀,更收錄罕見的檔案錄像,以及偶爾提供有關收藏品的當代報導的新聞片,整個展覽採用超過130個造型、défilés時裝秀視頻、檔案和特殊裝置。而整個展覽中最有價值的東西之一是令人振奮的創意自由感,這是一個帶有四個白色棉花針跡,白色空白標籤背後男人所做的一切的時尚基礎。今天,Margiela的著名設計仍然挑戰著奢華與美麗的約定,並為其他時尚顛覆者鋪平了道路。這位無形的時尚設計師所做的很多事情都離流行時代非常遙遠,他的創意是一種美麗,聰明,動人和永遠時尚的東西。


Antoine Dufilho Designs A Fleet of Seductive Automobiles For “Sequential”


Sequential is an avant-garde exhibit of eight automotive works by the talented French sculptor Antoine Dufilho. In this collection, Dufilho merges his passion for cars with principles from his studies in medicine and architecture, creating modern sculptures accentuating the classic curves of coveted automobiles. As avid car aficionados at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, we invite fellow enthusiasts to take a spin through the Sequential exhibit to discover the allure of this intricate automotive art.


Dufilho selects the crème de la crème of icon models when it comes to cars for the Sequential exhibit. The collection includes an enviable line-up of eight famed automobiles, from a Ferrari 250 GTO and Bugatti Atlantic to a Mercedes W196 Streamliner, scaled-down and transformed into impressive artistic renditions. The Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic and Aston Martin DB5 demonstrate the expertise of Dufilho: each sculpture decomposes the sleek lines and shapes of each vehicle into successive layers materializing into a modern automotive framework and revealing the contour of the car. “This sequenced representation provides a kinetic effect as the observer views the piece from different perspectives causing the sensation of a static object in movement. The dynamic effect is accentuated by alternating symmetries and asymmetries proving the feel of acceleration or deceleration,” explains Dufilho.


Perhaps one of the most important models in the history of Bugatti, sold from March 1934 to May 1940, is the Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic. Dufilho constructs a sexy silhouette of the iconic automobile with polished finished stainless steel plates and bronze wheels, parked on a polished aluminum base. The sculpture measures approximately 76 cm in length and 20 cm tall with a width of 33 cm and is limited to ten pieces in addition to two artist editions. Another example of Dufilho’s artistic technique uses shaped stainless steel pieces strategically layered to present his rendition of the Aston Martin DB5, a car produced from 1963 to 1965 and often referred to as the ‘James Bond car’ that first appeared in Goldfinger. The front end of the Aston Martin in the wall is racing through the polished stainless steel mounting. Only eight pieces and four artist editions are available in this limited edition.


The Sequential collection also offers the Mercedes W196 Streamliner, Auto-Union-Avus, and Porsche 356. In a similar style and available as a wall mount is the customized Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Dufilho expands his portfolio to include the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO model with a fuselage handcrafted in resin and finished with automotive paint enhancing the aerodynamic appeal of the car. The sleek lines and smooth, black surface of this work of art emphasizes Ferrari’s devotion to speed, even while parked on a 75 cm x 35 cm polished aluminum base. The Ferrari 250 GTO is available in a limited edition of eight pieces and four artist editions.

  
The creativity continues in a one-of-a-kind piece depicting the Jaguar E-Type, a superstar of the motoring world. In order to compose the sculpture Dufilho handcrafted 2,250 stainless steel rods, each measuring only 2 mm in diameter and colored to emphasize the exquisite aesthetics of the automobile. Once the rods are all strategically and meticulously placed, one by one on a rosewood base, viewers can discover a lightweight and airy representation of this renowned motorcar. Due to its unique construction, when rotating the base or walking past it feels as though the car is in motion. Standing 24 cm tall and 78.5 cm in length this miniaturize Jaguar is sure to look better in the home than the garage.


Dufilho’s educational background in architecture and medicine provides a conceptual foundation in which his innovative artworks are established. During his medical studies he was drawn to anatomy and the complex structures that are essentially hidden by skin while his architectural education taught him technical skills, introduced him to the history of art, and a new way of thinking. “Combining these two schools of thought has allowed me to develop a new structural approach, including the framework (skeleton) that can be hidden by a "skin" as enhancement, forming an aesthetic and dynamic meshing that strengthens the architectural intentions,” as Dufilho describes.

Ray-Ban Always Top Of The Charts: THE ICONS

 Celebrating the success of this years chart-topping releases, the Ray-Ban festival season rocks on! Bridging past and present, the worlds most popular eyewear brand evolves cult style into luminous new tones and shifting shades. Never afraid to mix it up, Ray-Ban opens the show with a contemporary tribute to its most iconic shape: the Ray-Ban Aviator.


The master of lens technology evolves high-flying style into a new world of color welcome to Evolve! This cult metal shape sets it focus on the dials of contemporary style with classic gold, silver or high definition black metal rims and innovative light sensitive shades that change color in the light. Flaunting superior UV400 filters, iconic green or brown and on-trend blue and yellow lenses in varying densities are matched to iconic metal tones and modern black frames for a trend-right selection.


 Never afraid to raise a brow or two, the Clubmaster and Clubround (Color refresh style) lighten up with contemporary transparencies and striped-effect bilayers for musthave contemporary appeal.


Trendsetting clear transparent brows or striped options in combinations of blue/brown/beige and grey make sure this contemporary optical interpretation of the one and only Clubmaster icon will fit the playful personality of contemporary intellectuals who love to raise brows! Join the Club in absolute Ray-Ban style.