ETRO AW2019 Advertising Campaign

ETRO casted 9 talents for its latest AW2019 advertising campaign for the season. When was the last time a white horse made a surprising appearance right in the middle of Manhattan? It must have been when Bianca Jagger entered Studio 54 atop one.

Fast forward to 2019, and a white horse is again in the city, together with a family of beautifully strong characters of every age, shape, race.

A family, united like a dynasty under the sign of the Paisley. This is the ETRO wandering clan, taking over one of New York’s busiest corners, their own way.

The ETROs have arrived in Manhattan traversing the world, carrying possessions in Paisley trunks which they show off with pride as a family lineage.

They stop for a moment, to have their portrait taken: en plein air, against a white wall or with NY itself as a backdrop. A gallery ensues: depictions of bold personalities captured on camera as they are.

This mosaic of individualities – Marisa Berenson, Andreea Diaconu, Grace Elizabeth, Taylor Hill, Hiandra Martinez, Amber Valletta, David Alexander Flinn, John Pearson, Kohei Takabatake describes the character of ETRO, steeped in heritage and rooted in the NOW, mixing a classic soul with a sense of presence. The journey continues.

Cass Bird

George Cortina

Marisa Berenson
Andreea Diaconu
Grace Elizabeth
Taylor Hill
Hiandra Martinez
Amber Valletta
David Alexander Flinn
John Pearson
Kohei Takabatake

Casting Director: 
Piergiorgio Del Moro

Make Up Artist:
Romy Soleimani

Hair Stylist:
Esther Langham

Manhattan, New York


Roger Vivier Presents Presents Mini Bucket Bags

Mini bags are all the rage for AW2019 and this runway-approved accessory has made its way on the stylish shoulders of every It girl and fashion influencer from New York to Paris. Gherardo Felloni, Creative Director for French luxury accessories Maison Roger Vivier, elevates this trend with the RV Mini Bucket. Small in size but big in style, the RV Mini Bucket features R and V metallic handles, together with a chain strap, making it a versatile accessory that can be worn in many different ways. Either carried by hand, over the shoulder or across the body, this mini bag fits all your daily essentials in an interior satin pouch closed by a leather ribbon, keeping everything safe and secure inside your bag. Finely crafted in leather and suede, the RV Mini Bucket comes in vibrant yellow, pink and blue, as well as classic black and with the R and V handles completely covered in precious crystals. The RV Mini Bucket is the ultimate arm candy for casual days and dressed up nights.


Park Hyatt Bangkok - The Hallmark of Luxury

A hidden gem of a hotel with discreet luxury and chic habitués, gorgeous room, an emerging art installation in and around the hotel, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is sitting atop a relatively new shopping mall inside a building that bounds together by a continual form merging plinth and tower that is quite striking in its architectural qualities, though the outer exterior may not appeal to everyone. mylifestylenews writes.

The twisted coil forms a three-dimensional figure of eight, a lucky number in Chinese culture. Drawing on motifs and patterns found in traditional Thai architecture, the eye-catching façade is clad in extruded aluminium tiles, creating a shimmering moiré-like pattern.

The design comes together with spectacular views of the bustling, energetic city from numerous outdoor terraces. What is important is what is on the inside and since the opening in 2017, this Park Hyatt in Bangkok is brimming with style that is understated and noteworthy in so many ways and there is always something stunning to admire especially in a luxury state of mind.

The main entrance of the hotel is located at the side of the building and from the ground floor you take an elevator to the 9th floor where the Park Hyatt experience unfolds, starting small and then getting bigger. You pass the lobby bar on the way to reception without knowing what lies within and on arrival at the check-in, you have views of a Bangkok skyline that juxtaposes lots of greenery along the leafy boulevard of Wireless Road and long known for being Bangkok’s most desirable neighborhood.

With a multitude of skyscrapers, embassies, and residences connecting the luxury shopping district and Bangkok financial centre in Ploen Chit area and for those of us that are used to the Bangkok skyline, this is another vantage point that may have not be seen before and it is charming in its own way.

The check in was done with great efficiency and discreetly and gave us some time to admire the internal architecture as it begins to show itself. With art installations, soaring ceilings, grand staircases leading to the Living Room and the Embassy Room with views of the infinity swimming pool and more. You really do have a relatively high expectation when your eyes alight such features that we feel instantly references everything that is a Park Hyatt.

Our Park King Room was another revelation in minimalist sleek design, but offering every creature comfort you could possibly need, with the bedroom and bathroom offering the same park and skyline views. There was a walk in wardrobe on the left next to the entrance hallway, a separate toilet to the right as you walk into the bedroom; with a chaise lounge situated at the window to pass the time reading or admiring the views and a large ensuite bathroom around the corner that features a striking lotus bloom hand-carved into the creamy stone wall. A spacious walk-in rain shower is inviting as well as the free standing bathtub positioned at the window to also admire the views while having a hot bath with its bespoke bathroom amenities by Le Labo of New York that deliver a sensual touch.

The room interior design is all about neutral colours, chic, modern and contemporary urban living, as the real draw card is what lies outside your window, both day and night, as Bangkok never sleeps and even for those of us that have visited many times, the traffic, the views and the greenery never cease to amaze you, whether it is raining or basked in sunshine, such is the attraction of this “City of Angels". The lighting, materials, space and texture work as a whole and you get this sense of calmness of sensuality.

There are those little touches that you only begin to notice when you begin to enjoy the amenities of the room: sensible pen lights for bedside reading so you don’t disturb your other half, plenty of hanging space in the wardrobe, gorgeous bathroom toiletries that are heaven sent, thoughtful books and magazines that immerse you further into the touches of the Park Hyatt brand and more, with a strong sense of locale articulated in calming natural materials punctuated with subtle Thai accents.

Of course, one needs to explore the hotel environs and what is outside of the guest room is just as important as what lies within. Wherever you walk internally, there is something that catches your eye, such as designer chair, a stunning staircase descending to renown food & beverage experiences, soaring spaces to accommodate local art that is not shy in grabbing your attention.

Similar to other Park Hyatt hotels, art is intrinsic to the experience. Do schedule yourself with a comprehensive one hour art tour to learn more about the inspiring art installation and the artists behind it with John Sandhu from the service team. His enthusiasm and knowledge in art will take you on an artistic journey and walking through the hotel less known “secret passages” to discover the understated luxury.

The “Naga” installation by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada on level nine located at the Living Room is the elephant in the room. Entitled “Naga”, after the mythical water dragon, this installation is composed of batons suspended from the ceiling, traveling between The Embassy Room, the pool and an interior waterfall. Its twisting, dance-like flow begins erratically in bronze acrylic; then sweeps into dark-brown timber swirls through the main Living Room; before settling into an undulating vertical pattern of clear and frosted acrylic along the Veranda next to the Living Room.

Another favorite artwork by the late Thai artist Nonthivathn Chandhanaphalin is the Attainment Concentration at the lobby level. Nonthivathn was one of the country's best known modern sculptors and created artworks reflecting Buddhist philosophy and nature for almost 50 years. Nonthivathn’s Buddha statue combines both traditional and modern aesthetics. Using one of the most recognized forms of classical Asian symbolism – the seated Buddha – but rendered in a unique and modern way, this combines both a commitment to refined and contemporary sensibilities, while being rooted in Thailand’s rich culture.

Ensure you make your way down to the ballroom foyer (a staircase off the side of the ground floor entrance foyer), as another art installation awaits your attention and then there is the lobby bar tucked away off the main lift lobby that has some more stunning art and gives you a view of the other side looking out over one of the busiest main thoroughfares in Bangkok, but high enough not to get too involved in the congestion that unfolds.

The upside down Pagoda Mirage also designed by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada at Level G Ballroom evokes a Thai temple pagoda. This abstract art installation is composed of hundreds of small, conical, copper swirls suspended en masse. Poised in the well of the sweeping, minimalist staircase leading to the ballroom, it rains blessings on the guests as they encounter its aura.

There are a few more interesting paintings and installations to explore within the informative tour. We segued to an signature afternoon tea at the Living Room to savour some of the handcrafted delicacies from salmon gravlax, foie gras & quince paste, burrata cheese, crab meat savoury to some enticing Opéra, Mont blanc & blackcurrant, Matcha croquet en bouche, strawberry & vanilla and ice bonbons served with a premium  selection of tea and coffee.

For further indulgence, Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé champagne to add on for the afternoon tea is an absolute delight.

The gorgeous interior at the Living Room

You have to reach the top of the hotel for some in-house dining delights, the Penthouse Grill + Bar is truly to dine for if you love your steak as well as to explore the “hidden” masculine whisky bar that seems to be for only those in the know, plus a private dining space “Chef Table” that can only be accessed through its own private kitchen.

The infinity swimming pool on level nine is the green oasis above the urban jungle that is capacious compared to some, subtle music to set a mood, flower arrangements that give a stunning pop of colour, inlaid motifs in marble walls that reference the beautiful free-standing lotus leaf floor lamps (architectural in themselves) and the 40-m saltwater pool surrounded by sun loungers, cabanas, elevated landscape terrace gardens and of course the dramatic views to relax and indulge under the sunlight. It is all designed to achieve “liveable luxury” in ways that relax and revitalize.

The Park Hyatt Bangkok’s team really have outdone themselves and are consistent in every touch point. We could not fault any moment we had throughout the entire stay and were constantly marveling at product knowledge, service standards and warmth of hospitality.

Sometimes, a destination is a place that inspires the journey.

Hearty breakfast is served daily at the Embassy Room and the Living Room.

The Park Hyatt brand has evolved over the years into creating sumptuously minimalist spaces that can reference its locality. Being the first Park Hyatt in Bangkok, the hotel doesn’t seem to fail to deliver all the aspects that the brand has to offer especially in a luxurious and sophisticated environment. From contemporary architecture matched by luxurious residential interiors, expertly curated art, world-class food and wine, and refined service, all coupled with a promise to offer refined and uniquely Thai experiences that reflect the country’s rich culture, gracious hospitality, and colorful lifestyles. As they say, “all good things come to an end”, but only until we book to stay again, as this has to be your preferred accommodation choice for a visit to Bangkok.

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

Central Embassy
88 Wireless Road 
Pathumwan Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 012 1234

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. 

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS Fall 2019 Advertising Campaign

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS Fall 2019 Advertising Campaign, GET BETWEEN ME AND #MYCALVINS, captures the excitement of physical touch and the spontaneous spirit of love with real life couples.

Shot by photographer and director Theo Wenner, the latest campaign is an intimate look at modern love.  In a series of images and videos, the cast is captured against familiar, everyday settings - on couches and park benches – for a spontaneous and candid campaign that is sexy and liberated.

Real life couples, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Abby ChampionIris Law and Jyrrel RobertsAqua Parios and Selena ForrestLexi Boling and Ben Allen are featured together in the latest CALVIN KLEIN JEANS essentials.

This season, the iconic CALVIN KLEIN logo takes over minimalist and modern must-have pieces.  Street-inspired silhouettes get graphic with a logo band and new workwear-inspired denim staples are updated with the brand’s legendary omega stitching. New denim fits are also introduced including Slim Taper and High-Rise Skinny silhouettes along with new outerwear in weather-proof fabrics.


Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park - Experience The Legendary Urban Luxury

When it comes to selecting a hotel, either for business or leisure (or both), we are often being spoilt by choice. With such a competitive range of selection of hotels to chose from, from the design and facilities one could offer to cater for your special needs, the temptation of being able to maximize your perks with any associated travel programs, frequent flyers point collection and upgrading possibilities to decide eventually on that one particular pick and for that one-of–kind experience, you need to choose wisely and travel brilliantly. mylifestyenews writes.

Inspired by the Queen’s passion that “the cultural heritage of Thailand resides within its people”, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park signifies heritage in a venue where legendary Thai hospitality blends with the “Travel Brilliantly” philosophy of the Marriott brand. Strategically located along Sukhumvit Road in one of Bangkok’s busiest downtown areas for business and entertainment, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is also surrounded by several luxurious and lifestyle shopping malls with close proximity to Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station, as well as a lovely and recreational lush Queen’s Park as the oasis in the bustling city. With such a vibrant district at the capital’s pulsing epicenter, it enables mobility and easy access to some of the city’s most talked about hotspots.

There are seven essential criteria needing to be met to be a success of all Marriott Marquis and stand out from the rest of the Marriott hotels. In order to experience the epic and legendary luxury of an outstanding hospitality to be delivered, first it has to be centrally located in the city centre of any of the major gateway cities and followed by the architecture of the building it has to be iconic and able to become the city landmark. Unique wow and physical features or amenities that differentiate the experience from other hotels in the market is a must and the standard for Marriot Marquis hotel rooms & suites should include more than a thousand guest rooms, 100,000+sqf of total space that is refreshed with Marriot modern on-strategy décor and technology.

MICE plays one of the major keys with extensive convention and well equipped meeting facilities – the size and number of meeting spaces is greater than most Marriott Hotel properties and flexible spaces with current technology, light, sound etc, outstanding food & beverage capabilities and service for events and able to cater to large meeting groups or events of over 1,000 persons. Not forgetting by offering amplified food & beverage outlets at least a minimum of 4 distinct dining experiences with signature or thematic restaurants. Further to that, additional amenities such as larger fitness center facilities like their own Marquis Fitness recreational facilities and appropriately sized concierge lounge that also needs to be in consideration by meeting the Marriott Marquis unique yet compact standard. The hotel lobby is stunning, with a soaring high ceiling that is well laid-out and sectioned by the redecorated semi wrapped around brass mirror strong based pillars that were the original pieces from the previous premise and adorned with a roll of sparkling chandeliers that illuminates the majestic lobby. History is well preserved here no doubt.

The spacious Lobby Lounge stationed with a black piano where live music is played in designated hours and the other side of the lobby is well decorated with well spaced out big lounge sofas, and modern furniture that is carefully selected with a contemporary Thai motif and design to reflect the Le Grand Foyer atmosphere. Small pots of seasonal flowers scattered around on the small tables around the sitting areas with full bloom potted white orchids are gracefully well placed and add to the sophistication of the lobby. The stylish area combines casual dining and drinks, afternoon tea popular here hosted by the expert “tea Sommelier”. The elegant lobby is pretty much full on during check-ins and check-outs. Reception desk is not the first thing you will see but a large counter of concierge team members that are readily standing by to cater for your needs with a separate section and specified allocation of group desk counters to cater for the mass MICE registration as well as the regular front desk services.

Across the foyer is the stylish Siam Tea Room that opens throughout the day offering carefully crafted deli and selected gourmet food selections. This delightful combination of Thai and Western deli-inspired outlet spans the culinary divide with a great selection of freshly-baked artisan breads, pastries, cookies  and cakes as well as authentic Thai flavors focusing on traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation with a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes.

We were escorted with great decency to the club floor to do our check-in. The hotel comprises of two different buildings – the north and south tower and our M Suite was reserved with seamless attention to details for a very smooth check-in by the greatest team of M Club floor service team. Their generous smile and gesture with a clear and short brief of M Club floor guest’s entitlements makes you feel very welcome and being looked after.

This iconic property boasts 1,338 rooms and suites. Our spacious one-bedroom King size bed M suite is modern and in bright tones with warm lighting and features floor-to ceiling windows overlooking the Queen’s Park and swimming pool allowing plenty of natural light to create a modern ambience. The separate living room and bedroom are furnished with luxurious and tech-savvy amenities that provide a welcoming ambience and intuitive comfort and fuse Bangkok’s past and present with traditional Thai design and modern amenities that reflects every aspect of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park service.

Sleek and well polished, the luxurious marble bathroom and Marriott’s “Revive” bedding is heavenly and provides a seamless harmony between exclusiveness and comforts of home.

The tranquil Quan Spa offers a vast selection of rejuvenating treatments including soothing oil massage, pampering Thai massage and relaxing Family Onsen. The Benja Male signature treatment is a definite must try to restore your sense of wellbeing especially after a long day outside.

Room with a view from my M suite.

With an array of diverse dining and recreational facilities on offer, modern design, state-of-the-art technology and authentic experiences are aligned to challenge the status quo and address the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s discerning travelers.

The epic M Club lounge delivers a truly immersive experience with a great selection of alcohol beverages during the evening cocktail hours. Even numerous signature cocktails are not to be missed from the mobile bar. Check out the passion fruit cosmopolitan while looking out through the giant windows to enjoy the city’s nightscape.

The canapés serve in the M Club lounge are more than an indulgent treat. In fact, it is a mini buffet and it comes with a live cooking station not only presenting with an entire leg of Parma ham, but with a great selection of cheese and also with some local Thai delights to luxuriate in your cravings.

This is one of the most self-indulgent experiences by upgrading your advance booking to the Club floor to enjoy the perks offered. Be sure to get there early to secure the window seats and not miss out on the excitement with the most engaging service team that keeps coming to your table to ensure your glass is not empty and have enough to munch on throughout the cocktail hours.

Enticing Passion Fruit Cosmopolitan

While food & beverage plays an essential part for the hotel, the foodie scene in Bangkok Marriott Marqius Queen’s Park has a diverse range of fine dining restaurants and casual cafes to feed hungry business types and family. Our favorite pick includes the authentic Pagoda Chinese Restaurant that serves delicate Dim Sum and award-winning superior signature dishes from its vast selection menu. The dramatic Pan-Asian Akira Back Restaurant & Bar is also worth checking out before or after a drink ate the mystery and magic of Victorian London with the gritty edge of 1930s America decor ABar that transports you into a bygone era.

Besides the M Club, breakfast is also served at the enormous Goji Kitchen + Bar on the ground level behind the main lobby, partly facing the Queen’s Park. This all-day-dining establishment delivers authentic regional cuisine and popular western dishes in a stylish, social setting. With its refined urban vibe and dramatic open-plan kitchen with all live cooking stations, they ensure from the fresh juice bar to the barbecue station specializing in Parrilla-grilled meats and ocean-fresh seafood by using only the best ingredients to create a memorable dining experience. And yes, charcoal-grilled skewers and barbeque chicken are available for breakfast as well as an a-la-minute salivating noodles station. This is a massive international buffet spread with quality food selection and this is perhaps the only all-day-dining among Bangkok hotels that offers the most comprehensive breakfast selection especially from the local Thai selection. You will be sorry if you miss your breakfast at Goji Kitchen + Bar.

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park delivers a truly immersive experience from epic dining to amazing facilities to ensure that the property is a destination in itself. The passionate team are dedicated to outstanding service and are tasked with looking after your needs during your stay and connect you with the energy and vibrancy of this dynamic city to experience the legendary urban luxury.

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

Club Lounge Facilities

199, Soi Sukhumvit 22,
Klong Ton, Khlong Toei, 
Bangkok Thailand
Tel: +66 2 059 5555

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.