Salvatore Ferragamo SS2021 Advertising Campaign

Salvatore Ferragamo SS2021 advertising campaign is a masterpiece of suspenseful refinement. Cut directly by Oscar-nominated director Luca Guadagnino from his atmospheric collection film, the portfolio of stills and short video curated by Guadagnino alongside Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Director Paul Andrew draws from the Alfred Hitchcock inspired film, set in Milan, that was shown before the fashion show in September 2020. Conceived as both an homage to Hollywood - the site of the founder’s first success and to Milan - the location of 21st Century Salvatore Ferragamo’s fashion expression - the campaign combines the heritage of artistic artisanship and technical innovation.

Guadagnino’s ensemble is Mariacarla Boscono, Maggie Cheng, Jonas Glöer, Samer Rahma and Anok Yai. The alchemy of the director's eye brings them together in a series of meaningful mise-en-scenes that are ripe with intrigue and suspense, and in which Paul Andrew's beautiful Technicolor hued-designs co-star.

The monocolor slingback VIVA, reborn F-wedge, and mens’ Gancini driving shoe serve as footwear foundation for powerfully co-ordinated ready-to-wear looks in femme fatale black nappa, powder blue chambray tailoring and heriocally perforated white leather jacketing for men.

Strikingly luxurious bags punctuate provocatively throughout: key cameo players include a new top-handled Trifolio bag, unexpectedly accessorised Studio bags, and a striking new cylinder-shape bag in Technicolor yellow that homages Tippi Hedren’s fateful prop in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie”.

Paul Andrew said: “Luca and I spent several hours going through the film we made for this collection frame by frame. It was a fascinating process that reminded me of pulling apart a made garment or vintage shoe to discover the secrets of its construction.

What we discovered was that the stills - when we found the perfect moments of light, angle and focus - invited you to dwell on the qualities we’d worked to explore in the film; the texture and boldness of the collection, the interplay of the aesthetics between the construction of the accessories and the architecture of Milan, the impact of the Technicolor palette, and the mystery of the characters’ motives. We hope this portfolio will entice the onlooker to imagine themselves in this suspensefully chic milieu and to see themselves wearing Ferragamo as the stars of their own intriguing life stories”.

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Michael Kors Spring 2021 Ad Campaign

Michael Kors Spring 2021 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, starring Bella Hadid, Mayowa Nicholas, Heejung Park and Salomon Diaz in a short film by famed music video director Matty Peacock, and still images by New York photographer Jason Kim.

The new campaign reimagines the brand’s jet set roots for the current times. Borrowing legendary editor and fashion icon Diana Vreeland’s famous line, “the eye has to travel,” we focus on those elements of travel adventure, exploration and a new perspective that are experienced even when staying close to home. Throughout the video-driven campaign, we rediscover New York City through the daydreams of quintessential jet-setter and supermodel Bella Hadid. From the Empire Diner to The American Museum of Natural History, to Central Park and breathtaking views of the New York Harbor, the campaign opens the door to some of New York’s most iconic sights.

“As Diana Vreeland famously said, ‘the eye has to travel’ and during these times when we might not be able to experience new destinations, we have to find other ways to change our eye and imagine different possibilities,” says Michael Kors. “Whether it’s looking back at old photos, flipping through a travel book or visiting places in your city or neighborhood, we all need that momentary escape to decompress and feel inspired.”

For MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2021, the looks blend on-the-go cool with city polish. Splashes of color pop against laid-back denim, chic outerwear and bold stripes. When it comes to accessories, the campaign spotlights the brand’s Signature logo. The Slater crossbody bag is featured in vanilla Signature logo with clementine orange trim. The iconic SoHo chain handbag is also highlighted, styled in fresh seasonal colorways and updated with glamorous metal studding.

This season, Michael Kors Mens offers the ultimate in city-sleek polish with sporty separates, striped Signature logo accessories and luxe sunglasses.


MOISELLE Resort 2021 Collection

MOISELLE Resort 2021 collection is composed of four themes: Under the Sea, 
Cowgirls Band, Colourful Amazon Fantasy, and Minimal. The collection reflects the essentials and the simple, and is also full of aristocratic texture, which will become everyday joys and the richness of nature, and easily and happily convey the summer atmosphere.

Under the Sea
Natural elements are the source of inspiration for the design, taking the ocean as one of the themes, the main tone ranges from dark blue to light blue, matched with sequins and other costumes, shaping the glint of sunlight like the sea reflecting the sun, aiming to bring a unique experience of leisure and gorgeousness.

Cowgirls Band
The image of the western cowboy and American style are inseparable, matching with cowboy boots in a bohemian style to create a gorgeous rock style fashion for young and lovely girls, surrounded by earth tones, prints, flannel, embroidery and the key item – shorts.

Colourful Amazon Fantasy
With pastel colour as the one of main theme, the whole theme is created with distinct gradations that refined the pastel color to the papery and ubiquitous everlasting, the colour from pink to red exudes coquettish charm.

Minimalist styling, promoted from prosperity to simple and practical fashion, bringing completely different new themes, from style to colour, such as White Minimalism, Black and White Classic, and Navy Sailor came up with a simple word, the most basic luxury is simplicity.


HERMÈS Presents ROUGE HERMÈS SS2021 Limited Edition Collection

eige Ebloui, Rose Oasis, Corail Aqua... A new collection of three limited-edition lipsticks, three 
beauty objects lacquered for this one season in vibrant, sunny colours. Fleeting idylls, polychrome visions along a white-hot road. Canyon colours, a blissful moment of escape, energy in abstract form. Fragments of molten yellow, pink, turquoise and coral. A dream streaked with light. The sparkling vibrancy of a road trip punctuated by mirages. Oases, cacti, and dunes as far as the eye can see. With a counterpoint of mineral notes borrowed from wide open spaces where beige, sand and ochre stretch out across the horizon, when the gaze becomes one with the vastness of the day. When the sky traces lines of surreal chromatic vibrations. A radical aesthetic that is at once pure and energetic, modernist and sensory, where colours, like melodious notes, compose bursts of optimism and light. With their shimmering satin finish, the three lipsticks release colour. These three radiant shades enhance the luminosity of the lips like reflections on water, like tremblings mirrored in the golden light of day. The objects in the SS2021 Rouge Hermes Limited Edition collection are refillable. This possibility adds a sustainable dimension to their unique temporal presence. 

The vibration of sand richly warmed by the sun, an amber caress on the lips.

Neither quite fuchsia nor quite magenta, an exalted pink, part bougainvillea, part succulent plant.

A divine dip in a turquoise pool, the shimmering glow of a bright and intense vermilion.


Pierre’s Bistro & Bar Dubai InterContinental Festival City – A Sensory French Gourmet

Suffused with a modern, stylish ambience and a touch of sophistication with an unpretentious laid-back luxury vibe, the re-opening of the très chic Pierre’s Bistro & Bar in Dubai InterContinental Festival City is an absolute sensory French Bistro to “dine” for. mylifestylenews writes.

French fine dining is still one of the mainstays of any cities vibrant dining scene and Dubai is no exception. One of the more interesting offers has been Pierre’s Bistro & Bar at the Dubai InterContinental Festival City, as this is the namesake of one of the most famous chefs globally, Pierre Gagnaire.

As is the case with many food & beverage establishments of late, many had to close for long periods of time due to restrictions and Pierre’s Bistro & Bar has made a come back and re-opened on February 14
th 2021 after a year’s closure, with a new enticing menu to please by the infamous French chef himself in appearance last week to kick off the new season’s French Bistronomique favorites.

Signature restaurants in many hotels can miss the mark by not offering that “WOW” experience from beginning to end, due to just being a part of a hotel landscape, but Pierre’s Bistro & Bar does things differently.

Upon arriving and before even being greeted by the hostess you get a big warm welcome by Chef Gagnaire ‘himself” of his gigantic brass framed banner portrait finessed with two mirrors well positioned around “him” to create an envisaged effect. A well positioned welcome gesture to “meet” the chef before even entering the restaurant. If you are a fan of Chef Gagnaire, this is the perfect photo opt.

The entrance is by a special lift from the lobby across the lofty backdrop which has a giant pink fan-back wicker chair in it, and yes, it is placed right in the middle of the lift that takes you one floor down to the promenade level. Fancy sitting on the queen’s throne and wave for the moment of fame, it is all yours for another photo opt.

When the lift door opens, another prominent visage of Gagnaire is on the left wall with a genteel smile that comes along with his quote “I love creating emotions. Emotions make life colourful; emotions make life beautiful or tragic.” Turning right is the only option via a long corridor that sets off the anticipation bells.

On the way down this corridor, a hollow wall on the right fully populated with plastic pink and white roses floral theme lay out and a halved textile “bird cage” aka proposal chair as told, decorated with mood candles to catch your attention before passing the glassed wine walls and have a quick glance at the window to the bright sleek kitchen and then you enter an expansive, stylish dining room which leads to the al fresco terrace looking out at Dubai creek and city skyline, and you know you are in for a fabulous evening.

Hallway leading to main dining room

The main dining room is composed of many different striking elements: high tables and stools set centre stage sitting on a pink and green fern leaf motifs flooring, contemporary white marble top tastefully set up with placemats, water tumblers and starched napkins accompanied by dim mood lamps scattered all over in company with a variety of designed modish chairs.

Four artistically banquette ‘cabins’ well decorated with arty-arty paintings as a few Fornasetti decorative plates for a rustic yet intimate dining ambience, along with architecturally stunning feature lights adorned with dozens of decorative standing pink flamingos to enhance the relaxed yet playful mood.

All of which creates that special ambience to equate with the expectation that anyone would have when choosing to dine in any of Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurants.

Male washroom interior

Moving to the well stocked bar area which is a completely different mood, dimmer lights setting bedizened with a tropical flora ceiling wall conjure up an image of an airy cozy ambience, decked out with large comfy lounge sofas and ottomans that bring out a more sophisticated corner.

With floor to ceiling high glass windows looking out the beautiful skyline through a covered roof outdoor balcony garden lounge, it is equally relaxingly well-designed with furniture and rugs to suit the contemporary tropical mood.

The outdoor terraces dining are equally stylish and mesmerizingly beautiful to enjoy Dubai’s spring breeze while watching the world go by in such indulgent spaces that entice you to kick back and relax in style!

Stylish tropical mood setting

On perusing the menu, it is so difficult to choose, as there are so many highlights of alluring French cuisine to tap on that are relating to the palate sensation, but you have to start somewhere and all of a sudden, a paper bag is delivered to our table with two of the most perfectly crunchy and fluffy daily baked French baguettes you have ever tasted, along with salted Normandy butter and a ‘pillow’ of arugula, parmesan, pine nuts and crème of olive oil mousse. Divine! So the taste buds were salivating over the bread while we settled on what to eat and the evening just got better and better.

<Black Truffle Pizza>
You see the word pizza and wonder why we would order pizza in a French restaurant, but on biting into the thin crispy crust you know why, as this is Gagnaire’s take on a pizza and what a flavour sensation with so few ingredients – fried garlic, arugula leaves and black truffle. This pizza base is cooked first and then the freshest topping is added afterwards, so you must eat it relatively quickly to enjoy the combination of everything. This signature light Melanosporum black truffle pizza is a perfect sharing dish to start for the evening!

<Cured Sea Bream>
From the crudo section, this salt cured half cut fish is served with passion fruit vinaigrette and puntanella (an Italian light green stem and dandelion shaped leaves with a pleasantly bitter and acidity taste) garnished with fresh pomegranate, well mixed with all ingredients to enjoy this Gagnaire’s creation for incredibly fresh flavours on the tongue with a perfectly filleted fish that melts in your mouth and the citrusy element counterbalances the seafood beautifully.

<Pan Fried Squid with Black Garlic Butter Sauce, Spinach & Celeriac>
Pan-fried squid served with black garlic beurre blanc sauce on a bed of spinach and aromatic crunchy celeriac. To our little dismay, the rubbery squid rings weren’t as tender as we expected them to be, but delicious nonetheless with a rich, creamy and enjoyable mélange of flavours.

<Duck Foie Gras Terrine>
It is hard to resist such a menu item and this was no exception when it comes to French cuisine. With the foie gras block marinated in sauterne and served on a bed of crunchy fennel and onion marmalade, this was dense and rich, creamy, piquant and such a seriously decadent dish. The onion marmalade is the perfect acidic foil for the richness of the foie gras. Stunning!

<Free-range Farm Chicken
The presentation was most unexpected. One large plate was presented with a bed of basmati rice, with deep fried garlic on top and another mini cast iron pot with chunks of tender French poulet covered with a bed of huge slices of blacked truffles in a rich aromatic creamy sauce. This blanquette of truffled farm poultry quickly gets you swooning over the flavours and best accompanied by the fluffy basmati rice or even their homemade mini baguette. Despite the deep fried garlic flakes being less fragrant and a little soggy, yet the richness of flavour and the tenderness texture of the chicken cannot be beaten. C’est magnifique!

<Pan-Seared Lamb Cutlets>
This chunky and meaty “lollipop” lamb cutlets have been marinated for 12 hours in lamb juice, cognac and pepper by delivering such exquisite taste to your table. It was served with Macaire potatoes (mashed potato with green chives and crème fraiche) and a bed of mixed zucchini salad, macar apple and mint sauce. This is the most perfect lamb cutlet we have tasted in a long time with a juicy tenderness that was beyond expectations. A total sensorial stimulation!

<Grilled Wagyu Beef Ribeye (grade 5) 250g>
A beautifully marbled piece of meat that was very well seasoned and cooked to perfection – so tender and juicy and melts in your mouth right away! Béarnaise or Champs-Élysées sauce are recommended with matchstick potatoes, spinach and parsley. Pink medium rare is perfectly recommended to enjoy such a premium cut of meat. If you have a bigger appetite, go for the 450g, you won’t regret by doing so.

<Piero’s TT Baba>
Who can pass up a Rum Baba? We couldn’t and just had to try the combination of citrus marmalade, orange mousseline along with a bed of blood orange and grapefruit and some Chantilly cream. The citrus segments produced a lot of juice which led to a watery sauce, but the almond based sponge cake was perfect in execution. The light Chantilly collapsed too quickly and became quite unpleasant for such combination from its vision and taste. A heavier or a more dense cream might have had a bigger impact on the palate, with Piero’s modification of Baba not our best option for the evening – but this is a matter of taste.

<Apple Tart PG>
When it comes to dessert, the signature Pierre Gagnaire’s apple tart is a must-order. This is a dessert for two and needs to be ordered at the beginning, as this a la minute apple tart needs at least 30 minutes to prepare. It is served with whipped cream flavoured with light and airy Chantilly Calvados and vanilla ice cream. Quintessentially cooked and beautifully presented with a firm yet crispy pastry paste. Viva la Pomme!

We ate more than we should but took our time not to rush, as there was so much to enjoy and marvel from Gagnaire’s creation. The menu touches on so many classic French dishes, but many with a twist that elevates them even further and makes you realize that Gagnaire (and his culinary brigade) doesn’t just rest on his laurels in creating a new menu, but gently pushes the boundaries with some ingredients that are to die for and make you fall in love again all over again with all that is French! 
The front of house team hit the mark at every step – Denzel was our server with a passion and excellent product knowledge and Unni the sommelier was able to talk passionately about the wines and gently steer us into a direction that suited our desires. A bottled of 2017 Languedoc-Roussillon M. Chapoutier was well recommended for the evening.

 It is clear that overall it is a team on all fronts that share Gagnaire’s vision for French culinary excellence and we were thrilled with all that we experienced. Food is a very personal thing and we had a few thoughts that some ingredients and combinations could have been done differently, but we still lapped up every morsel with anticipation and departed with many memorable tastes and experiences for a true innovative and dazzling gourmet French Bistro dining.

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

Pierre's Bistro & Bar Dubai InterContinental Festival City

Promenade Level,

Dubai Festival City

United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 701 1199

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