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2019-06-17

聖羅蘭眼中的Piet Mondrian (II)


聖羅蘭眼中的Piet Mondrian II

聖羅蘭極具革命性的1965年秋冬系列,不但展現了一種現代,前衛的風格,而且設計立刻得到了熱烈的回應。以當年的市場競爭為由,le Journal de Paris巴黎報於19658曾經報導 :“聖羅蘭的美德就是今年他用舊有的原則去創做出一個全新的系列。 在這方面,他的設計系列是獨一無二的。”對於這個系列,Journal du dimanche周日時報於1965815日報導則有另一説法, 當年年僅29歲的聖羅蘭,疑似開始厭倦只為“億萬富翁”製作悲哀的衣裳並試圖通過其它途徑來捕捉當時的時代精神,刻意去創作及設計一些更優雅和具色彩的衣裳。

以卡通人物創作為藍本至世界而聞名,著名插畫家aleXsandro Palombo將一些時尚界知名人士轉變為藍精靈之後,他相繼地創作了一系列名為“Marge Simpson Style Icon”的插圖,並於2013年在他的博客Humor Chic上發佈。這位意大利 藝術家選擇使用Simpson家族的母親成員向他認為對二十世紀風格有影響的禮服致敬,並“改變了時尚歷程,為我們社會的重大變化提供了美麗的新視野“。另外一位阿根廷插畫家Pablo LobatoRolling StoneThe New YorkerThe New York Times等出版刊物製作了這大膽,豐富而多彩的名人肖像。在這裡,Yves Saint Laurent被描繪在Mondrian連衣裙旁邊,表示著被歌頌和喚起設計師的職業生涯和工作。

原始草圖是聖羅蘭創作系列的第一步,一旦完成,這張草圖會被送去工作室,結構成時裝騷棉質印花布和原型的基礎。研究草圖亦是同時製作但不會被使用。一旦原始草圖被選用,它就會被複製在名為“Bible pages”的規格表上,這個名稱正顯示了它們的重要性。聖羅蘭為當時他正在準備一個系列的有關研究草圖,可惜到最終都沒有被製成。插圖是時裝騷後高級定製時裝工作室的插圖畫家收集的集合草圖,其中一些被發送給客戶,因此他們可以選擇他們想要嘗試的設計,而其它則留在試衣間作展示。除了與工作室和設計所屬的相關模特兒信息之外,這些文件還包含了材料和顏色,供應商名稱以及與服裝一起佩戴的飾物配件參考。圖像板上根據主題對設計進行分組,並概述了整個時裝騷次序,時裝騷記錄了客戶,記者,朋友和買家們的詳細座位安排。每一件在天橋上的設計都會由司儀以法文和英文贅述,而完騷後,該設計系列會以新聞稿發送給相關的單位。

20世紀的60年代,高級時裝店需要發放新聞稿和照片。此時,在時裝騷之前或之後的幾天,就直接在高級時裝屋和鄰近的街道上拍攝,同時亦被正式禁止在1965830日之前發布。在時裝週期間完騷之後,該系列可以向客戶,記者和買家在時裝屋的招待室再次定期或預約和近距離接觸和觀賞系列作品展示。

Mondrian聯成的系列總共有兩件刺繡的晚裝和六件羊毛平紋針織或真絲縐紗雞尾酒禮服,搭配strass胸針,並穿著在羊毛外套下。這些服裝符合了簡單和輕便的需要,立即風靡當時活躍於時尚界和社交界,更深受著名寫作人Francois Giroud和名媛Grace Kelly的青睞。Harper's Bazaar雜誌在19659 月刊撰文説道此連衣裙標明了 “The imperative abstraction, the garment of tomorrow, strictly defined in perfectly-proportioned while jersey to flatter the silhouette” Mondrian本人當年也許亦感受到這種演變和進化,曾宣稱:“時尚不僅準確地反映了一個時代,它也是人類文化中更直接的視覺表達形式之一”。

聖羅蘭創造了一場名副其實的時尚革命,他為自己的創作方式解説,強烈希望創造出不僅只有線條並且還有顏色組成的連衣裙。在他眼中,時尚不應太過死板和克制,必須更具動感。 他決定以簡單和幾乎抽象及完美比例的剪裁去創做一個屬於自己的時尚朝代,而那平紋針織面料方塊組合技術的方式鑲嵌工藝成果,就連肉眼都難以察覺得到,簡直是天衣無縫。時至今天,當談及聖羅蘭和Mondrian的時尚和畫作,在時尚界和藝術界無人不為之而讚嘆,這同時也説明了專業和純熟工匠的獨特工藝以及獨具慧眼的設計師聯乘的不朽之謎。

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*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。


OMEGA Seamaster - A Diver for Dad


When the original OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M was built in 1993, it came equipped for a life of action. Ever since then, it has been a trusted choice both above and below the waves, and still stands today as one of the world’s most intrepid watches. For adventurous Dads everywhere, the Seamaster Diver 300M would make a perfect Father’s Day gift. Not only does it come with a history of diving experience and technology, but it also looks sharp under a business suit or tuxedo. In fact, just ask James Bond! The Seamaster Diver 300M has been worn by 007 for more than 20 years and if it’s good enough for the world’s favourite spy, it’s surely good enough for your Dad! The collection itself has undergone a revolutionary makeover in recent years. Sized at 42 mm, today’s new stainless steel models include sleek ceramic dials with laser-engraved waves, as well as ceramic bezels with distinctive diving scales in white enamel. Inside, he’ll be able to count on an OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 which has been tested and certified at the industry’s highest standard of precision, performance and magnetic-resistance.


2019-06-14

Saint Laurent Introduces The Suede Monogram Bag Saint Laurent All Over

Saint Laurent launches the suede monogram Saint Laurent all over this summer 2019. Its suede leather is entirely embossed with the logo of the house then carefully aged to reproduce the attitude of a vintage bag. Available in two colors: black and burgundy and three different shapes: bucket, satchel and camera bag.

2019-06-13

Giuseppe Zanotti SS2019 Campaign

Giuseppe Zanotti SS2019 advertising campaign is about natural beauty. Pure Giuseppe. Photographed for the first time by Craig McDean and featuring model Grace Elizabeth, the pared-back, emotive portfolio captures the essence of Giuseppe Zanotti - feminine, beautifully crafted and luxuriously one-of-kind through the filter of today’s contemporary woman. Shot in studio, minimalist and bare, the portraits are wonderfully real yet full of emotion and allure.


Alternating between black and white and color, the images show Grace in spring’s standout styles, including the ornate, couture-crafted “Peony” stiletto sandal and the dazzling “Hollie Big Diamond” flat, among others. Yet, there’s nothing overwrought or overdone. Grace’s poses are natural and intimate.


And the accompanying styling, from frayed denim shorts to an oversize blazer to rolled up jeans, is a remarkable counterpoint, showcasing how women dress today. “I really wanted to do something different, modern with this campaign,” says Giuseppe Zanotti. “My shoes have always been and will always be works of art embellished, feminine, gorgeous… but today there are no longer rules about evening style versus day. A contemporary woman is just as comfortable pairing a stiletto with jeans as a flat with a dress. The choice is hers.”


A modern treatise on contemporary style and inherent beauty, the campaign puts the shoes and the self-possessed women who wear them front and center. Add-ons are not needed. To wit, the six portraits and one still life are a pure expression of Giuseppe Zanotti’s essence.

2019-06-12

PRADA Presents First Gold Fine Jewellery Collection

Prada presents its very first collection of gold fine jewellery in an exquisite, highly original style, precious materials are handcrafted in sophisticated designs that reinvent iconic symbols and the themes of the new collections.


For the first time ever, Prada's collections now gleam with creations made of gold. Guitars, roses and rabbits, not to mention robots, bananas, and the brand's triangular logo, relive Prada's history in gold and diamonds, providing a fresh interpretation with an unmistakable hint of irony of the brand’s iconic symbols in the form of contemporary and timeless earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces.


These quintessential objects from Prada's past alternate with the emblematic features of the new collections.


Prada’s fine jewellery is made using 18-carat gold and diamonds from suppliers with Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification. The RJC is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2015 to promote responsible practices from an ethical, social and environmental point of view and respect for human rights in the handling of metals and precious stones, from their extraction right through to their sale.


The sophisticated work that goes into making these items involves numerous meticulous steps and precise, artisan techniques: precision casting of the gold, CNC machining and wire drawing to cut the diamonds and create other elements. These processes pair traditional knowledge with technological innovation, ensuring perfect quality for each item.


2019-06-11

Celebrities In PRADA @ The 73rd Annual Tony Awards

 Bryan Cranston, winner of ‘Best Lead Actor in a Play’ for <Network>, in Prada and Robin Dearden chose a Prada blue marine crêpe de chine chemisier dress with a draped neckline and a pleated skirt.

Regina King wore a Prada pink silk satin gown with an American neckline and an asymmetric drapery.

Ben Platt in Prada.

Ariana Grande - The New Face of GIVENCHY

The House of Givenchy reveals its new face - a strong, independent woman of refreshing character and style: the multi-talented Ariana Grande. A modern muse and the voice of a generation, Ariana has emerged as one of the most influential forces in pop culture today. A Grammy award-winning performer, songwriter and singer, she naturally embodies the spirit of the Givenchy woman with impertinence, generosity and a lightning wit - all cloaked in a touch of mystery. “I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a House I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honor. I love this clothing and the confidence and joy it brings to the people wearing it. Not only is the clothing timeless and beautiful but I'm proud to work with a brand that makes people feel celebrated for who they are, and unapologetic about whatever they want to be.” - Ariana Grande. The full Givenchy AW2019 campaign starring Ariana Grandewill be unveiled in July.

2019-06-10

MICHAEL KORS Launches #MKGO Rainbow

Michael Kors launches the #MKGO Rainbow capsule for MICHAEL Michael Kors Summer 2019. Inspired by Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that launched the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world, #MKGO Rainbow celebrates inclusion, diversity and the vibrancy and vitality of the LGBTQ+ community. Bright, optimistic hues and rainbow motifs lend energy and graphic appeal to classic silhouettes, casual-cool separates and signature logo accessories. Key products include a sequined T-shirt dress, star-speckled high-top sneakers, a rainbow-quilted Whitney shoulder bag and more. “Pride is about celebrating your authentic self and remembering all the incredible people who came before us to get us where we are today,” says Michael Kors. “This capsule is about getting dressed with joy and celebrating each other.” In support of the community and the principles that inspired #MKGO Rainbow, Michael Kors has designed a special #MKGO Rainbow Pride T-shirt. For each of these shirts sold, Michael Kors will donate 100% of profits* to God’s Love We Deliver, a non-profit organization and longstanding pillar of the LGBTQ+ community that cooks and delivers 1.8 million meals annually to those too sick to shop or cook for themselves throughout the New York metropolitan area. Kors has been personally involved with God’s Love for over 30 years. Founded in 1985, the non-profit was initially dedicated to serving those with HIV/AIDS. While God’s Love has expanded over the years to serve clients with other severe illnesses, serving those living with HIV/AIDS remains central to their mission. Today, 17% of their 7,200 clients are diagnosed with HIV.

“God’s Love We Deliver has always been near and dear to my heart,” says Michael Kors. “During the ’80s, when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was raging through New York City, they were one of the first organizations to be there for the gay community. It’s an honor to donate to them today through sales of the #MKGO Rainbow Pride T-shirt.” Michael Kors is also proud to participate in the Pride 2019 festivities taking place in New York City throughout Pride Month. On June 25th, Michael Kors will sponsor God’s Love We Deliver’s 50th anniversary celebration of Pride at the historic Stonewall Inn, where the gay rights movement began. Then, on June 30th, Michael Kors will donate their #MKGO Rainbow Pride T-shirts to members of the God’s Love We Deliver float for the NYC Pride March, the largest commemoration and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in history.

2019-06-07

Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Public Holiday

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2019-06-06

Jennifer Lawrence In Dior At The Dark Phoenix Premier

Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior Cruise 2020 black silk dress and black leather belt by Maria Grazia Chiuri to the premiere of <Dark Phoenix> in Los Angeles recently.

2019-06-05

lebua at State Tower - Rise To The Occasion

On the corner of Charoen Krung and Silom Roads and a short stroll from the Chao Phraya River, rises an iconic building in the City of Angels, Bangkok. Primarily identified for its golden dome that shines bright during the day and illuminates the city by night, the legendary lebua at State Tower still is one of the most talk-of-the-town hotels in Bangkok. mylifestylenews writes.


Strategically located with easy access from Bangkok most convenient public transport such as the BTA Sky Train, shuttle ferries by the river and a 40-minute drive from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport with easy access via expressways that connect north and south Thailand, lebua At State Tower in Bangkok is no stranger to the locals and visitor alike, especially for its renown “On Top of The World” roof top dining and Bangkok’s pioneer Skybar that offers an unforgettable experience with uninterrupted views of the city and beyond.


Gaining even more popularity after hosting the <Hangover II> movie for being one of the most prominent location shots, the already famous Sirocco Sky Bar has attracted even more visitors flocking in to sip cocktails while watching the sun going down from 63 floors up and being mesmerized by the majestic vista.


Being an international luxury brand that operates distinct hotels, the company’s lodging collection features one of Bangkok’s best-performing luxury hotels especially for its Tower Club at lebua’s accommodation. lebua's 136 expansive and elegantly appointed suites, each with separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette, offer spectacular city and river views from their balconies high above Bangkok's vibrant sightseeing, shopping and business districts.



Here on the 51st through 59th floors, the views from our Tower Club two bed room signature suite occupied more than 176 sqm on the 53rd floor adjacent to the Tower Club Lounge with access to BREEZE Pan-Asian outdoor dining restaurant and the stylish lebua No.3 bar overlooking a different perspective of the city skyline.


The two-bedroom suite also features an open kitchenette complemented by the myriad thoughtful touches that reflect the personalized, intuitive service like customized check-in and check-out, because here every moment counts.


The non-alcoholic minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, Handy phone offering free international calls to selected countries and premium bathroom amenities, are all complimentary. The bathroom lighting may be a little too dim for its size but the premium amenities from Shanghai Tang are supplied to pampered your body. 


The long and spacious living room gives a spectacular view on the Chao Phraya River with three different balconies from the two separate bedrooms and dining area to enjoy the light breeze high atop while watching the boats go by on the bustling river.


With the Club benefit inclusion, don’t miss out the intimate Tower Club Lounge where Continental breakfast, light luncheons, afternoon high tea, and canapés are being served throughout the day. As a Club Floor guest, you may even enjoy your cocktail or a splash of sparkling wine as early as breakfast till dawn.


Poolside dining with menu offered from Café Mozu on the Mezzanine floor is enticing, especially the Thai specialties like Phad Thai and Red Curry Duck. Simply salivating!


A good Phad Thai is simply irresistible!



If you would prefer something a little more posh and for an unforgettable evening with top class dining experiences, the newly added classy Chef Table is not to be missed.


For most people are too carried away by the dining under the stars experience in Sirocco for its fine Mediterranean cuisine, yet we also strongly recommend the Two Michelin-Stars MEZZALUNA for its timeless European Cuisine with a contemporary Japanese twist.


Little that you know the hotel also offers an unique experience outside the hotel complex with a certain style of adventure by exploring the city from a different perspective. Speak with the concierge for one of the unconventional private long tail boat tours that takes you on a journey to the off-beaten tracks that the regular water taxis won’t get into. Plus, the highlight of the tour is the bubbly sparkling being served with hand crafted sandwiches and cheese while exploring the unknown with a professional tour guide and attentive butler service organized by the hotel along with this picnic excursion – on the water.


From the breathtaking views, to the luxuriant suites, the hospitality and service, and the acclaimed restaurants and bars, Tower Club is everything you’ve heard about lebua for its legendary Thai hospitality that has been taken to a whole new level. Let them take care of the details for you to savor the moments for a heightened star-classed hotel experience.

Image Credit: lebua Hotels& Resorts

The original focus on the temptation and indulgence pervades the air as your every personal and professional need is attended to with unwavering, unobtrusive service, which makes for a timeless and elegant statement, for every occasion is unforgettable and every moment is award-winning with lebua's staycation.




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

65 Floor, Tower Club lebua
1055 Silom, Bangrak
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 624 9999

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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. 

HOGAN SS2019 Women's Atelier Limited Edition Collection

HOGAN SS2019 Women's Atelier limited edition collection is back - Precious as gems is hand-crafted and inspired by shiny stones.


An original example of craftsmanship characterized by luminosity and brilliance. Crystals and stones in different shapes and dimensions adorn the women’s H222 Maxi Platform in black, ivory, metallic silver and golden colour palette, creating a unique blend of femininity and sophistication.


Special by nature yet perfect for everyday wear, each product exhibits glamour and adds elegance with an understated tone.


2019-06-04

FOUR SEASONS Hotel DIFC - Luxury Urban Living

The boutique-style Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offers luxury and an intimate home away from home staycation that marks the glittering monument of Dubai for an urban living experience. mylifestylenews writes.


While DIFC has attracted the crème de la crème of investment banks and fund managers from the West like Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, home to Christie’s and other international businesses of note, the area is truly a heart of all things money in Dubai as well as luxury hotels and prime residences.


For more than just a glittering skyscraper by night, it is also a lifestyle hub in its own right, boasting a range of governmental offices, numerous international class restaurants, prominent art galleries and unique boutique shopping, with the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC nestled in the heart of Dubai’s bustling business district. Despite the check-in being done at the ground floor level, there is the warm and cozy lounge area located on the P level which you can access via the adjacent leading financial hub and passing through the promenade of swanky boutiques and restaurants.


The foyer is not big but well fitted with arty and elegant décor with ceiling high glassed windows from both front and the back drawing plenty of warm and natural lighting that brightens up the entire area. The centre piece installation is highlighted by a semi-sphere black marble water feature topped with a mixed color of flower petals juxtaposing the dramatic hanging teardrop glasses which act as a substitute for the usual and expected dramatic crystal chandelier.


Two faux potted cherry blossom trees in full bloom for all seasons with pink and white flowers add a blissful and harmonized ambience welcoming guests upon entering the foyer and adorned with glass floor lanterns that were elegantly executed. Next to the lobby is the chic and stylish Penrose Lounge outfitted with bookshelves, comfy sofas and armchairs that is frequented by the locals and business encounters, especially over afternoon tea or evening cocktails and a light meal with the unrivalled views of the Burj Khalifa from a nearby distance.


Across the foyer is the sleek casual dining MINA Brasserie where breakfast is served and also with a stylishly crafted menu for all day dining that will satisfy your hunger with a brilliant American-Italian and Continental gastronomy served in a contemporary art décor design dining area with an outdoor patio garden at your preferred choice. The food is gorgeously executed here and something that you won’t want to miss out on over dinner.



Delicious breakfast is served daily at Mina Brasserie.



For an alternative dining experience, also check out Le Petit Chef at the ground level.


Our arriving experience was very well handled by the Guest Experience Manager Andrea Coco for a warm welcome and she personally escorted us to our 64sqm studio suite. The corner suite is modern and contemporary with a living room featuring a plush curved sofa. The open-concept suite with lights filters through a glass wall between the bedroom and limestone bathroom, creating a luminous ambience and enhancing the views of the Burj Khalifa and Zabeel park.



ORO! ORO! Gold is definitely the new black in Dubai if not the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. Our welcome amenities awaited us with a bottle of water with pure gold created exclusively for the hotel as well as a box of dates fully wrapped in gold leaves to make your day a golden day and add a little bit of luxury along with a seasonal fruit basket.


The suite is mounted with tech-savvy touch button controls and gadgets like an ipad for a unique urban living and luxury, yet leisure, sense. The curvy headboard adds a cyber feel especially when contrasting the hanging bedside lamps and a steel design stylish desk lamp.



When the curtain is drawn by night, the glistening Burj Khalifa view among other Dubai’s highrises is uninterrupted and becomes privately yours.The bed is heavenly, as this is a customized Four Seasons bed and comes complete with your choice of mattress topper for the best night’s sleep and again wake up with a gorgeous view.



The large bathroom with a separate toilet comes along with a spacious bath tub and quite roomy shower. In room amenities feature premium natural products from Sodashi – a natural high performance skincare range from Australia for you to nourish your skin while taking a shower. It is pure and the aromas are divine and you’re gonna love it.


The rooftop glass water swimming pool is another oasis for you to relax and recharge. You can also relax your tired muscles in the heated whirlpool or enjoying signature treatments at The SPA.


In-house guests have another additional bonus by staying with the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, as you are granted the use of facilities at its sister resort that is located 15 minutes away at Jumeirah beach. With 2 outdoor temperature control swimming pools (one adults only pool) and an outstanding elegantly glassed roof indoor pool for your pleasure.


You can easily spend the day lazily lounging at the rooftop, soaking in the sun with the city view from atop as well as dipping into the spectacular and unique glass-enclosed swimming pool.


The jewel box of a pool is in no doubt the most instagrammable spot with every guest enjoying their leisure time here. Despite the telephone operators not quite wanting to do a step further with proper greetings by name and hanging up in a hurry before a more proper etiquette was offered for a good night greeting, service was attentive overall from the front desk to the restaurant and especially the housekeeping staff who has a cheerful voice each time we called and has the right greetings on name and listened to guest’s requests, plus our room was spotlessly clean throughout our stay.


While elegance is evident in every aspect of the design and in every comfort for a swanky staycation or a leisure workation, personalized service is definitely a value commodity. This hotel delivers way above just a satisfactory staycation and offers a sophisticated urban sanctuary getaway that is inimitably coming from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ exceptional hospitality.


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

Building 9, Unit GV09
Level GF Gate Village
Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 506 0000

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.