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2019-05-24

Giambattista Valli x H&M - 2019 Collaboration Designer

Giambattista Valli is the next H&M collaboration designer for 2019, the Paris-based master of beauty and sophistication. The news was revealed at last night’s event in Cannes where Giambattista Valli and H&M’s Creative Advisor Anne-Sofie Johansson walked the red carpet together with Kendall Jenner, Chris Lee Yu Chun, Chiara Ferragni, H.E.R., Bianca Brandolini, d’Adda and Ross Lynch. The stars were dressed in glamorous must-have pieces from a unique limited-edition pre-collection from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration.  For the first time, fashion fans can enjoy the collaboration immediately (well, almost!), as the beautiful pieces worn on the red carpet will be available in selected stores worldwide and on hm.com on May 25. The main Giambattista Valli x H&M collection launches worldwide on November 7, 2019.

Get ready for another fanatic shopping spree!

CALVIN KLEIN MY STATEMENT. #MYCALVINS Campaign

CALVIN KLEIN's latest regional campaign, MY STATEMENT. #MYCALVINS celebrates a group of fearless individuals from Asia that are pushing culture forward and making strong personal statements. The campaign tells the story of ten unique journeys and finding confidence, authenticity and success along the way.


Inspired by its 2019 theme of balance - CALVIN KLEIN invited each individual to explore the idea of balance and its many interpretations. The result is an intimate series of images and videos that reveal what shapes each person, what empowers them and how they've transformed obstacles into victories.


CALVIN KLEIN embraces a strong-sense of self-expression, supports those defying conventional norms and challenges everyone to MAKE YOUR STATEMENT.


2019-05-23

DIOR Presents Mimirose Collection

 With her latest collection, Mimirose, Victoire de Castellane subtly marks Dior Joaillerie’s 20th anniversary by bringing together two favorite signatures: the fine chains and precious stones of Mimioui and the delicate, twisted rice grain settings of Rose des vents.


“Being superstitious by nature, I would always look around for a piece of wood to touch,” confessed Christian Dior in his memoirs. Cue a collection of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces symbolizing lucky talismans, building on the tradition of the Rose des vents line as a holder and transmitter of life’s most precious moments. The jewels come in yellow or pink-gold versions mixed with diamonds, rubies or emeralds,
each a symbol of protection.


Created by the Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie, as collectible lucky charms for whenever impulse strikes, the line’s range of refined, asymmetrical pieces includes ear studs that can be worn single or as part of a pair.


Whatever the occasion - be it a first diamond, a love token, one for the collection of family heirlooms or a celebration of eternal friendship - the possibilities are endless for layering rings, bracelets and necklaces, either matching or mixing pieces. With their sensual miniature dimensions, the collection of Mimirose lucky charms like intimate secrets are meant to be held close, subtly interacting with the skin like lace, as eternal totems traversing time.


2019-05-22

Elle Fanning In Dior Haute Couture @ The 72nd Festival de Cannes

Elle Fanning wore a Dior Haute Couture ivory silk organza shirt and night blue full skirt and a Dior Haute Couture black macrame canage effect in Raphia Hat on the red carpet at the 72nd Festival de Cannes.


Zhou Donyu Wears BOUCHERON @ Women In Motion Gala Dinner

 Zhou Donyu graced the Women In Motion Gala dinner by wearing BOUCHERON Noued Blanc Perles de Culture diamond necklace, Goutte Cristal de ROche diamon bracelet, Papillon Laque Noire diamond ring, Nara - the Doe Ring and Pendant earrings with eternity white gold diamonds.


BALLY SS2019 Advertising Campaign

 Bally has found the perfect partner to represent the 168-year-old Swiss luxury brand in the Asia Pacific region. Deng Lun is inarguably one of China’s most accomplished young actors, who at 27-years of age has garnered both popular and critical acclaim since his debut in 2012. This year the actor will take on a new role, as the star of Bally’s SS2019 and AW2019 advertising campaigns and the brand’s first male Asia Pacific brand ambassador. A self-confessed luxury style devotee, his own personal relaxed, classic yet modern style perfectly aligns with Bally’s quietly confident, casual and elegant aesthetic.


Deng Lun made his debut for Bally as the brand face for SS2019, alongside Australian supermodel Charlee Fraser, putting his personal spin on the Californian-inspired, luxury sportswear collection with a sense of sophisticated yet easy style. AW2019 will see him transition to the Swiss mountains as the brand presents an innovative homage to its Helvetian heritage. Deng Lun – ‘I think Bally’s brand essence is a match with me. I like high quality but simple style, not overly fancy elements.’ He added, ‘The most important thing is that I like leather products, and Bally’s leather products and designs are fantastic.’ Born into an academic family in the Hebei region, Deng Lun studied drama at university before his breakout role in 2012 playing the romantic lead in Flowers in Fog. From there he starred in numerous critically and popularly acclaimed roles in important productions like Because of You and White Deer Plain.


‘We are delighted to welcome Deng Lun to the Bally team as our first male Asia Pacific brand ambassador. We have been keeping an eye on his career over the past few years, and with his refined skill and impeccable image, we couldn’t think of anyone better suited to being the face of Bally in one of the world’s most dynamic and important market places.’ – Frédéric de Narp, Bally Group CEO.

2019-05-21

Tiffany & Co. Spring 2019 Advertising Campaign

Tiffany & Co. Spring 2019 advertising campaign celebrates optimism, personal style and self-expression. The campaign brings together five diverse personalities, including models Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Imaan Hammam, Mica Argañaraz and Fei Fei Sun. Juxtaposing their portraits with iconic Tiffany designs, the Tiffany Blue Box® is artfully woven throughout. The new campaign showcases the brand in a fresh and unexpected way.


"With modern sophistication, authentic energy and wit, the spring campaign beautifully highlights our brand icons,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co.


Renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean captured the cast’s natural interactions with playful objects in Tiffany Blue®. Behind-the-scenes videos highlight candid moments, ranging from rapid-fire questions to a ping-pong tournament and yo-yo tricks. The house tapped acclaimed stylist Alex White to showcase the versatility of the Tiffany T collection and other Tiffany designs.


Tiffany’s global brand icon, Tiffany T, is the focal point of the campaign. The decidedly modern collection takes the strong, graphic form of the letter T and reimagines it in a range of architectural cuffs, bracelets, pendants, rings and earrings made of 18k gold - rose, yellow, white and sterling silver. Diamonds also play a key role both in the distinctive collections’ pieces and as magnificent accents. Tiffany’s spring 2019 advertising campaign showcases the complementary nature of the designs that can be stacked or worn alone.



2019-05-20

聖羅蘭眼中的Piet Mondrian (I)

聖羅蘭眼中的Piet Mondrian I

196586Yves Saint Laurent秋冬系列時裝騷的前夕,部分作品雖然在一個月前經已完成,但聖羅蘭仍然覺有不足,缺乏現代性,決意決定重新設計系列的一部分。他從母親送給他的Michel Seuphor 1956年出版的著作 - Piet Mondrian* 1872-1944)的Sa vieson œuvre《他的生活和工作》作品中汲取靈感,在同系列當中的106個設計中,有26個靈感是來自畫家Piet Mondrian的作品。這無上的致敬,由一幅畫演變成爲更有動感和生命的藝術作品,標誌著時尚史上的一個重要時刻。今次在巴黎總壇Musée Yves Saint Laurent的展覽以聖羅蘭眼中的Piet Mondrian為主題,展出一系列在1965年秋冬季的經典及其它作品。

聖羅蘭1965年的秋冬系列被認為是具革命性的,它展現了一種現代,前衛的風格,由Racine家族的羊毛針織服裝帶頭,靈感除了來自Piet Mondrian同時亦深受少被媒體標榜的Serge Poliakoff*1900-1969)的影響。聖羅蘭曾經在他的1965 秋冬收藏系列中說過:「這個系列也是我第一次受到MondrianPoliakoff的啟發,尤其是他們在建築方面及裝飾的元素。 對我來說,能夠將MondrianSerge Poliakoff變成一件衣服就好像是讓他們的畫布添上生機和跳動著,他們為我帶來了極大的活力和清新的靈感:他們教會我純潔和平衡。」

對於1965秋冬系列,Yves Saint Laurent也向畫家Serge Poliakoff1900-1969)致敬。這個系列中的外套反映了與現代性相同的方法。聖羅蘭將蠟絨帆布與奢華皮草搭配在一起,創造出線條效果。 飄逸的晚裝與直筒剪裁的雞尾酒禮服的長度不同。聖羅蘭使用大膽和現代的剪裁,透露腰部並改變了細長款式的比例。在這裡,抽像畫家的純色成為以不易察覺的方式鑲嵌的球衣方塊,將繪畫轉變為藝術更有生命的作品。

早在1945年,“Théâtre de la mode”時尚劇院的成立是為了透過在法國各個城市舉辦的巡迴展覽去推廣巴黎高級時裝的精湛技藝並促進經濟發展。當時,為了抵消面料的短缺,高級時裝店都以迷你公仔作悉心裝扮去展示他們的系列作品。在同年準備1965秋冬系列的同時,聖羅蘭獲得了編舞家Roland Petit的第四個委託, 他被要求為Petit最新的巴黎聖母芭蕾舞團設計服裝,並計劃於同年的1211日在Palais Garnier歌劇院首映。聖羅蘭以 Mondrian的綫條設計去為劇中的Phoebus太陽神和士兵們製作合適的緊身衣, 對於舞台服裝,白色的上衣冠上透明薄紗而黑色的物料就以乙烯基所替代。白色方塊中的藍色或紅色方塊放置在寬闊的黑色線條之間,頓時讓人憶起了巴黎大教堂的彩色玻璃窗。

Mondrian連衣裙推出後取得空前的成功,因此被大量複製,特別是在美國。 得到全球的關注, 聖羅蘭和Mondrian更功不可沒。在得到了美國媒體探討Mondrian服飾在時尚界的流行大力報道,一旦這件衣服向公眾展示並在報刊上刊登過,馬上就被臨摹抄襲,僞作不遺餘力地很快就出現在商店裡, 甚至更出現Mondrian非官方的下綫產品如鞋履、帽子、化妝品和指甲油等的劣品製作。當時,法國博物館並沒有收藏許多Mondrian的作品,而他在巴黎的第一次回顧展直到1969年才開始舉辦。時至今天,時裝設計師亦從未停止過在Mondrian後期作品 De Stijl* 動態中尋求設計靈感。

1985年,年輕的設計師和收藏家Billy Boy 創作全新的時尚劇院“Nouveau Theatre de la mode”,反傳統地去大改革,舉辦這個展覽名為“Train magique des jouets”魔術玩具車的展覽在全國各地展出。Yves Saint Laurent對這個項目感到異常興奮,更重新審視了他的十六個標誌性設計, 當中自然包括了Mondrian的連衣裙。2016年秋天在西雅圖藝術博物館舉辦的《Yves Saint LaurentThe Perfection of Style》風格完美的展覽中,創作了三個穿著Yves Saint Laurent標誌性的Mondrian的連衣裙和經典設計的新芭比娃娃。 其中一個更穿上了在1965年秋冬系列中第81look的時尚造型。


 《待續》。。。。。。


註:
*Piet Mondrian(1872- 1944),原名Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan 是一位荷蘭畫家和理論家,被認為是20世紀最偉大的藝術家之一。 他以20世紀抽象藝術的先驅者而聞名,他將藝術方向從具象繪畫轉變為日益抽象的風格,直到他的藝術詞彙被簡化為簡單的幾何元素更響譽成名。

*Serge Poliakoff一位出生於俄羅斯,與巴黎高等學校相關的法國現代派畫家。

*De Stijl荷蘭人“風格”,也稱為Neoplasticism,是1917年在Leiden 成立的荷蘭藝術運動。 De Stijl由藝術家和建築師組成。 從狹義上講,De Stijl一詞用於指1917年至1931年在荷蘭成立的一系列作品。 De Stijl的支持者通過簡化形式和顏色的本質來提倡純粹的抽象和普遍性; 他們只使用黑色,白色和原色將視覺成分簡化為垂直和水平。

Pedro Almodovar In Givenchy @ The 72nd Festival de Cannes

Pedro Almodovar wore a Givenchy Black grain-de-poudre tuxedo, black knitwear and black calf leather derby shoes designed by Clare Waight Keller to the <Pain & Glory> premiere at the 72nd Festival de Cannes.

H&M Welcomes Summer With Matching Women & Kids Collection

H&M introduces matching womenswear and kidswear collection at heads on a cosmopolitan trek with exotic palm tree prints, two-tone stripes and utilitarian touches the key to modern style featuring several dresses, tops, shorts, palazzos and jumpsuits. Light beige neutrals and deep greens dominate the main colour palette with complementary accent colours such as sunny yellow, pale blue and bright white. Sweetheart necklines and camisole straps are balanced by utilitarian details such as tie-ups, patch pockets and wooden or horn buttons. Breezy fabrics also emphasise the easy-going feeling of the collection, with linen/Tencel blends, cotton, bamboo jersey and linen jersey.


“When it came to create this laidback yet utterly chic mid-season collection for womenswear, we thought it would also be wonderful to have matching outfits for the kids. You can be decked out in identical white day dresses or coordinating separates, which is fun for everyone". says Maria Östblom, Head of design womens wear at H&M.


2019-05-17

Julianne Moore In Givenchy @ The 72nd Festival de Cannes

Julianne Moore wore a Givenchy AW2018 Haute Couture cape dress in coral pink silk georgette embroidered with graduated silver mirror sequins, white velvet sandals designed by Calre Waight Keller while attending <Rocketman> premiere at the 72nd Festival de Cannes.

LIU Restaurant Conrad Bangkok - A Taste To Remember

The diversified menu from LIU Restaurant in Conrad Bangkok takes the majority of its distinctive influence from Cantonese cuisine, reformed and modified from Sichuan, Shanghai, Beijing and Yunan as well as a hint of Thai flavour. mylifestylenews writes.
 

Thai food is no doubt the all time favorite that delights every visitor’s palate when they come to Bangkok. But, with such a vast variety of international gastronomy booming into the Bangkok dining scene, Chinese cuisine also stands in a respectable place that warms the hearts of the locals, thanks to the earlier immigrants who passed on this auspicious heritage and tradition by bringing endless delectable and authentic feasts to our table.



The neo-classic LIU Restaurant in Conrad Bangkok is with no exception, headed by Hong Kong native Chef Jacky Chan who blends the culture and cuisine of old China with a diverse contemporary interpretation, leveraging the knowledge and know-how from his native Canton region of China.


Tucked away on the 3rd floor, the word “LIU” in Chinese – literary translated as the weeping willows or the Liuzhou city of China - hangs on the stone wall on a transparent frame and is clearly seen. The juxtaposition of the see-through curtain drapes in auspicious red hue and the wild branches of pussy willows parenthesized into a pond of cobble stones at the entrance and around the corners creates a dramatic mood to the entire restaurant. Dim lighting gives an atmospheric surrounding with space out round tables in red and dark solid wood accompanied by mid century style Chinese antique chairs with silk cushions and plush pillows for further comfort.


In most Chinese and especially Cantonese cuisine, it always has something for every palate and every occasion, with over 30 years of his culinary experience in acclaimed kitchens of China and Thailand, Chef Chan not only reigns supreme over the wok at LIU but is also responsible for all the Chinese dishes served throughout the hotel. From Cantonese Dim Sum (even served over dinner) to infamous dishes from different regions of China, Chef Chan’s menu is indeed quite extensive and we picked a few signature dishes and other recommendations by the manager to venture into the gastronomy journey.


<Steamed Minced Pork Dumplings “Sui Mai” with Trio Topping of Salmon Roes, Shrimp Roes & X.O. Sauce> 
We started with some Dim Sum orders as snacks. This Siu Mai came in two giant pieces that were fresh and quite meaty. The full-on toppings were certainly an added value. The 

<Deep-Fried Salmon and Wasabi Spring Rolls> 
The spring rolls with additional wasabi mayonnaise sauce is another delightful snack that was deep-fried till light crispy texture.

<Steamed Rice Flour with Shrimp & Chive> 
This was our favorite. Silky thin layer of rice dough wrapped with shrimps (diced size of prawns) and chive steamed to the right texture and well presented on unconventional long ceramic plate and well garnished with snow pea served on a side of home-made soy sauce. A must order from LIU’s Dim Sum menu.


<Double-boiled Blacked Chicken & Fish Maw Soup with Chinese Herbs>
Most Hong Kong Chefs that have expertise in Cantonese food are well-trained by making soups for its clear and tasty broth to maximize the flavours from the ingredients used. This double-boiled blacked chicken & fish maw soup with Chinese herbs was simply comforting.


<Poached Sichuan Style Farm Chicken>
Also named as “Salivating Chicken”, this poached Sichuan Farm Chicken catches our eyes from the menu renowned for its pungent, oily and the unique Sichuan peppery sauce in which every Chef has their preferred way or secret recipe to present this popular on demand dish. To our disappointment, the sauce was too sweet, lacking in complexity and the kick from the chili, plus there wasn’t any numbness after taste from the pepper either despite this being highlighted when we placed the order. The chicken was tender enough and yet this dish is best served lightly chilled instead of in a lukewarm temperature.


<Barbecued Crispy Pork Belly>
We moved on to the barbecued crispy pork belly. The right part of the pork belly chosen to barbecue this dish is essential and in order to get the right balance from the five layers of fat and meat in between the belly is the best way to enjoy this barbecue dish. It takes some special technical attentions to juggle the fire to avoid the pork belly skin being burnt and the inside meat is not overcooked. Liu’s version of crispy pork belly may not be the best we have had but golden thick pork belly skin was done to the right crispiness and the five-spice marinades did not over power the entire palate. Worth ordering!


<Traditional Roasted Whole Peking Duck>
Being one of the highlights in LIU’s menu, this roasted Beijing duck in Hong Kong Style has its hits and misses. The meat (breast meat) was beautifully sliced and presented on a round plate and topped with spring onion, cucumber, honeydew and sliced chili accompanied by homemade pancake together with tamarind sauce. The pancake and the tamarind sauce were not to our liking, thick elastic dough was used instead of thin sliced and almost transparent steamy pan cake that really kills the palate by enjoying this traditional delicacy. The sweetness of the tamarind sauce also did not highlight nor accompany well with the entire duck and other condiments. We ended up eating the duck separately without the pancake and tamarind sauce despite defeating the purpose by enjoying this comestible duck dish.


<Sizzling Stuffed Eggplant & Minced Pork with Black Bean Sauce>
To our surprise, this sizzling stuffed eggplants with minced pork in black bean sauce was really tasty and gave us back some good memories just like grandma’s recipes that comforted our souls when this dish was cooked.


<Braised Bean Curd with Minced Pork in Sichuan pepper “Ma La” Sauce>
This infamous Sichuan “Ma La” (Spicy and numb) style tofu is hard to get right for its complex taste on the palate with all the spices and ingredients used and having the magic to wanting you to keep scooping it to your mouth unstoppably and it really reflects the chef’s skill by presenting this dish to perfection. Silky bean curd is used here to get the smooth texture, by the look at the color and presentation, you may want to further order a bowl of steam rice to go with it. Chef Chan’s version of “Ma La” braised bean curd did not satisfy us for its bland taste without much excitement that could make your tongue dance.


<Steamed Sticky Rice with Crab Meat & Dried Shrimp in Bamboo Basket>
This dish was highly recommended by the manager. The steamed sticky rice came in perfectly moist and yet each grain was beautifully separated for a refined texture. A very generous portion of hand-pulled crab meat spread all over the browned sticky rice was steamed on a fragrant lotus leaf in a bamboo basket that gives an authenticity in taste and presentation. Don’t miss out!


<Chilled Fresh Mango Pudding>
When dessert was offered, the signature chilled fresh mango pudding was our priority. A bed of diced mango with artificial texture and factory taste like palate did not win our heart especially when it was from the chef’s recommendation.


<Black Sesame dumplings in Ginger Soup>
This classic after meal dessert was too sugary from its syrup soup. A half gentle bite of the dumpling had stopped us to finish the unpleasant fillings and hard dough from the dumpling.


Dining in LIU’s is like a roller coaster ride. One minute it surprises you and takes you up to the top and the next moment it slopes down without any warning. There is plenty of comfort food that will make you smile after enjoying it, as it is like soul food, it comforts and settles you. LIU’s menu covers a vast variety of Chinese specialties from various regions and somehow there is a lack of oversight for what needs to be looked into and done well. We only had the tip of the iceberg from the menu and we look forward to coming back for more of Chef Chan’s exquisite creations.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Food & Beverage: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
Experience: 4/5

3rd Floor, 87 Wireless Road, 
Phatumwan, Bangkok Thailand
Tel: +66 2 690 9999

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. 

BALLY Introduces New Vulko Sneaker

 All points lead back to Bally’s Swiss roots with the new Vulko sneaker. Imprinted with the geographic coordinates of Bally’s original factory in Schönenwerd, Switzerland as a reference to its Swiss heritage, the Vulko sole is also inspired by the welt of a bicycle wheel tyre giving this shoe a modern industrial vibe. The bike tyre reference emerged from inspiration gathered during a road trip the Bally Creative Collective took through Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The presence of white rubber bike tyres gave birth to this new sole design and a feeling of nostalgia that references vintage throughout the new sneaker collection.


Named for and made with the vulcanised construction of shoe sole crafting, the sneaker is extremely durable. The low-top style Vrey comes in white leather, multi-colour camel check pattern borrowed from Spring Summer’s ready-to-wear and an Edelweiss-motif archive print. The high-top Vulker version which has a more fashion-forward outlook comes in the same multi-colour camel check pattern as well as a natural suede style.

2019-05-16

Hina Khan In ZIAD NAKAD @ The 72nd Festival de Cannes

 Hina Khan wore ZIAD NAKAD to the <Bacurau> movie premier at The 72nd Festival de Cannes.

Image credit:
Marcia Grandini @ Film Awards Tv

Kent & Curwen SS2019 Collection

Kent & Curwen Creative Director Daniel Kearns has created a collection inspired by British heritage sporting uniforms and 90’s Brit pop culture for the SS2019 Collection.


The collection features vintage knit track tops, laid over poppy stripes on pants alongside reworked rugby stripe tops and shorts in a variety of updated colourways and designs. The 1926 badges dating back to the origins of the brand re-create the retro look.


Sweatshirts, T-shirts and monogrammed signature sweats - all feature the redesigned Kent & Curwen rose in new pastel shades as well as the embroidered incarnations of the signature three lion’s crest.


Kent & Curwen have extended their outerwear selection which welcomes cagoules in camo print with signature multiple badges and washed reflective fabric parkas that reference back to 90’s Brit pop culture. Printed t-shirts elevate the take on an off-duty look.


Accessories are a key focus this season, featuring school-boy inspired regatta striped scarves in various colourways, evoking the end of school term hysteria in anticipation of the summer break.