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2022-05-15

動感初夏 SUMMER TIME

感初夏 SUMMER TIME

 

动起来       为新的力量喝采
五月初夏,厚冷针织毛衣可相继入柜,收身兼瘦身去展示健美身型,正是时候。故勿论你是职业或业余运动员,抑或是全职的一动就感觉晕眩兼马上就完的正式晕。动。完。拥有健康体魄,做起事来更可得心应手,多功能的 时尚服饰,适宜不同运动领域穿着,不但提升自信,时尚身形时刻与你拍住上,无限量炫耀,Flaunt It While You Still Can,实行以全新动感姿态踏入 Summer Time 去为新的力量喝彩。

 

动起来                每一秒都期待
一向提倡远动精神的Emporio Armani 运动副线 EA7 创立于 2004 年,多年来已形成鲜明的身份特质,以动感魅力设计为大前提,好让世界各地的运动达人以最佳形态装身,与现代科技结合,去提供更舒适的休闲服装。2022 春夏系列不忘时尚和多功能性的设计初衷,融合自信的风格与性能,透过品牌独家技术,打造众多训练服装和配饰,调动短时活动中的身体能量,提升长时有氧运动中的透气性, 好让运动型动感的你穿得起时尚衣饰,每一秒都期待动起来。

 

动起来                为新的纪录喝采
另外,此系列更不懈地追求面料与设计的创新,推出全新配色的 Crusher Distance 跑步运动鞋,实行要你创造新的记录去喝采。新系列囊括大地色系优质纯棉,以生活风为首的女装服装,适于瑜伽、普拉提或短时室内健身运动。多功能服装有助身体力行和运动迅速的都市人群,轻松地驾驭各种场合,应对不同天气条件,反光细节设计更确保最大夜间能见度。科技网球服采用符合人体工程学的剪裁,男士 T 恤、Polo 衫、卫衣和短裤撷取经典白色、黑色和蓝色;优雅的 Ventus 7 笼式网球男装单品焕新设计,金色细节呼应新款 EA7 笼式网球拍配色。女士运动装、卫衣和 Polo 衫呈现活力粉色和紫色花卉图案,与白色形成鲜明对比。


动起来                就拥有精采未来
7.0 系列尽显都市魅力,装甄选高端材质,造就醒目设计。男装推出组合式外套,可视需求移动位置的大号口袋,搭载功能性元素。超大风格造型的微小细节无不精致考究,7.0 徽标松紧下摆、正面徽标、带式拉链和银色 Tyvek 兜帽衬里皆各有格调。清新配色弥漫著夏日气息,电光蓝色辅以反光银色、印花饰带和超大徽标,时刻张扬个性,就在此刻动起来,去拥有精采未来。谁没有不美,只有懒不给美 ,有渴望,然而,赢在起跑线的确比起输在终点更可怕。

 

VALENTINO GARAVANI Celebrates His 90TH

Valentino Garavani, founder of Maison Valentino and the last emperor of fashion, turns 90. An exhibition of his work took place at the Teatro Sociale in Voghera from May 11th through June 5th, 2022.

For the occasion, Maison Valentino has conceived a limited-edition sweatshirt with Mr. Valentino’s renowned quote on beauty. Valentino Garavani, born in Voghera on May 11th 1932 and known in the fashion world under his first name Valentino, where the preclusion of a surname is seen as a tribute to protégés who enter the collective imagination so pervasively to render it redundant - will be celebrating his 90th birthday.

This milestone celebrates a unique personality, who during his 50 years of career, has defined a genre and personal idea of beauty, expressing them in infinite forms making them relevant for the present day by introducing an idea of the future. Valentino has built a system of symbols that are more alive and multiform than ever before, also thanks to the work of Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The Teatro Sociale of Voghera present on the 11th of May 2022 a site-specific installation, that is now opened to the public and features exclusive creations designed by Valentino, from the 1960s to the entire first decade of the 21st century.

At the center stage a selection of iconic red dresses: the most powerful, recognizable, and recognized symbol and color that took the name of its creator. A monochrome show made of 36 dresses from the archive: an anthology of styles that have each been able to embody the spirit of their time. It is a metaphor in which Valentino’s women are both actresses and spectators, without differences, all belonging to a global vision that represents a total idea of beauty and femininity in which each subject is on the same level.

Alongside to the unique pieces, are studies, drawings, sketches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and documents that depict the spirit of the time in which the clothes made their debut and recreate, through brief anecdotes, how the world has received and perceived them.


The Valentino “Happy Birthday Mr. V” limited edition hoodie also boasts his renowned quote: “I Love Beauty, It’s Not My Fault”, a vivid and ironic summary of an approach to fashion and to life. The hoodie is now sold online on Valentino.com, starting from May 11th 2022. All net profits from the sale of the hoodie will be donated to the Fondazione Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti.

2022-05-11

The Meat & Wine Co Canberra - Meat Night Out

6°c evening breeze, late autumn and a Thursday Meat Night Out to an African-Inspired premium steakhouse in civic, The Meat & Wine Co Canberra takes you on a journey for storytelling and to entertain. Also, let their carefully crafted aged meat have a voice to testify to your craving palate. mylifestylenews writes.

Every capital city and beyond will have specialist steak houses and Canberra is certainly no different. We love a good steak and leapt at the opportunity to try out The Meat & Wine Co in the heart of the city centre. Opened for just over a year, they are packed most nights and the location is perfect, in a new building right on the main thoroughfare of Constitution Avenue and London Circuit. It is difficult to miss if you look for the amazing 4.8-metre towering rusted iron statue of Andrew Inglis Clark on the corner which is quite easily identified from afar.

With the South African roots and heritage, storytelling through the tradition formed an essential part of the African legacy by passing the knowledge, culture, history and significant events from one generation to the next. The Meat & Wine Co has adapted these unforgotten aspects and is retelling its own tales through wine and dine entertaining that reflects the dining social values. While storytelling from this unique culture that happens at night, around a fire under the open sky and often in an enclosure, the interior design concept by Design Partnership Australia interprets the one-of-a-kind enclosure referred to as a Lapa, Boma or the homestead with details of designed elements referencing the South African heritage.

On arrival, the moment you enter and instantly get carried away by the cathedral height ceiling that creates one big central island or Boma that interprets in the middle of the space formed by the inward facing bench seat that is rolled up around the entire base of the Boma. The room is broken into an outer dining and an inner dining section – the outer being tables at the windows and the inner being delineated by banquette seating as the ‘border’ with small elegant solid wood grained tables populating the centre of this inner space. “Shongololo” – a Zulu word to describe this for Centipede and literally meaning “to roll up” for a more intimate gathering. This golden crown banquette encircled inner section is created and formed by a type of interior design that is composed of a series of individual handmade small sheets of fabric by African artisans, dipped, sculptured and layered in various shades of metallic gold, bronze, copper and silver colour treatments to give a rustic feel and create an ‘enclosure’ that reflects both the richness of the African soil and the abundance of minerals which you would find in villages from the promised land.

Reasonably congested in its footprint - in a deliberate way - yet it is a clever way to create some contrast of intimacy within such a high-ceilinged central island in the middle of the room. Table tops are simply set and of course there is the ubiquitous steak knife of serious proportions! The napkins are designed to look like butcher’s aprons and of excellent quality linen. The stylish leap of the interior creates a comfortable, not unduly formal, unpretentious ambience and a welcoming impression that pleases on all grounds. There is a display fridge behind the reception showing the various aged meats available which whets the appetite. While you look to the open kitchen all along the back wall as a focal point and there is a small bar to the right which is not for guests to sit at, but is a feature anyway.


If you are a serious steak or meat lover, you have come to the right place! The menu cover design features a striking photographic portrait of an African lady and once you start browsing the menu you will see ingredients that create flavours from that country too. The menu is sensibly crafted to focus on the grain fed aged cuts of meat. Being their speciality, you might be interested to know that they initially cover the meat in three possible ways – truffle butter, coffee infusion or black garlic and butter. With any of these three outer layers they let the meat age for 5 weeks into a specialized refrigerator then clean them up. The covering creates a more tender meat and the dry ageing process tenderises the meat and breaks down the fibres within, draws out moisture and intensifies the flavour for a unique taste profile that further enhances the beef. Their red meat is supplied from very specific farms in Victoria to ensure the provenance of the meat. As one would expect it is meant to create sensational flavour and we were about to put this to the test. 
Now if you are not an ardent meat lover, the menu is also well padded with non-steak favourites such as prawns, calamari and poultry skewers that encompass Harissa lamb, salmon and Portuguese chicken to name a few as well as a good variety of sides and salads combinations.


<Tasting Plate>
The tasting plate provides a good range of offerings and comprises of Boerewors sausages on a chakalaka sauce (a South Africa dipping sauce made from onions, tomatoes and beans) and accompanied with a corn and maize croquette, BBQ’d pork belly glazed with a good bit of char to the meat, Szechuan calamari and a classic bruschetta with superb flavours of the Roma tomatoes, avocado, oregano, basil and parmesan on excellent crunchy sourdough bread. Every bite was delicious and creates a contrasting palate to the other and it is a very good portion. The standout element was the pork belly – moist and tender, with the chargrilling and sympathetic glazing combing to achieve a very satisfying outcome. The Szechuan calamari was a little let down despite we were told that their very own recipe will have you come back for more. It was light and well coated and battered, deep-fried to the light crisp yet strangely bland, more of a texture than a flavour and lacking any kick from the Szechuan marinades as the name suggests to give prominence to this dish to be more salivating. As it is meant for 3-5 people, but be warned, very filling yet a great start to our evening.


<Portuguese Prawns>
The peri-peri marinated Portuguese prawns were also a well realised dish, glistening prawns cooked firm and that hint of spice along with seasoned barley, tomato and coriander salsa that gives a further taste and a great soft counterpoint textural complexity, resulting in a quite enjoyable dish.


<Portuguese Chicken Skewer>
The presentation is eye-catching and makes it easy for you to take a little at a time and drizzle lemon juice how you want. The meat was smoky, beautifully cooked with a suited marinade, tender and poignant in flavour and the accompanying fries were executed perfectly. Another spot on and a very moreish dish!


<Shorthorn New Yorker> 330g (grain fed 150 days)
The marble score 2+ meat gives the right amount of fats that melts and evenly immerses into the moist and tenderly cooked steak. Another delicious cut of meat that was quite satisfying on the palate and distinctly different in thickness and in its own way had an amazing depth of flavour and texture that made it stood out. 
It hits the marks and exactly what you would expect from a specialist steak house and it was slowly enjoyed with a peppercorn sauce and salad to maximum effect.


<Monte Rib-Eye> 300g (grain fed 120 days)
It is time to savour the premium tenderness and taste of expertly dry aged meat. This is a great cut of steak and cooked to perfection. The meat has a depth of flavour that one would expect with such provenance and the care and attention taken to age the meat. We chose a veal jus for the sauce and it was the perfect accompaniment along with the crunchy chips. Monte is the premium line of beef exclusively sourced for The Meat & Wine Co, while the char-grilling brings out the best flavour and texture and it could not be faulted! A carnivore’s delight!


<Ribs Platter>
This platter is a combination of beef and pork ribs and they are enormous and extremely generous in portion. Knowing that the bone takes a lot of space, these slow-cooked ribs still had a lot of meat packed with flavour, due to the hot char-grill finish along with the unique basting. Moist and tender, the sticky, saucy fun with a savoury appealing glazing outside seasons the soft, giving meat inside, begging to be torn from the bones and have your fingers ever ready by digging in at once. All meats come with a choice of crunchy chips or farm salad on the side at no extra cost. This was a meat lover’s dream and full marks all round!


As with any great restaurant menu, you want to ensure that your food can be enjoyed with a superb wine, but we opted for a wine pairing so that we got the benefit of more than one wine and knew that each accompanying glass would bring out the best of the flavours. Our chosen wines were a Petit Chablis and the South African Chocolate Block Shiraz and they were great wines that could easily be enjoyed with each dish accordingly at not a great cost.


We had a dedicated server for our table, Irene who attentively looked after us, although there were little details missed, such as replenishing our glasses and bottle of water as well as slices of lemons requested for the sparkling water that only turned up when the second bottle was delivered, so a keener eye would elevate our experience. We did arrive early and the restaurant was fully booked, but the host desk team were extremely polite and looked after us until our table was ready. The restaurant manager Rawshan was also doing the rounds and assisting us with questions and was a fount of knowledge.


They must be doing something right as they now have 12 outlets in five states throughout Australia and plans for more! If people are voting with their feet and with a story to tell for a quality top-grade steak accompanied by well-selected fine wines, The Meat & Wine Co Canberra is a big step up from some of the city’s outdated steakhouse establishments.


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

The Meat & Wine Co Canberra
1 Constitution Ave Constitution Pl,
Ground Level, Canberra
ACT, Australia
Tel: +61 2 5134 5988

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. 


2022-05-03

Versace Jeans Couture SS2022 Advertising Campaign

Versace Jeans Couture SS2022 advertising campaign reinterprets the coming-of-age story in a reflection of the new season collection’s mood of youthful experimentation and possibility. Paris-based director Vincent Catel’s film, “Summer Daze”, explores the contemporary coming-of-age experience, focusing on both the universal and deeply personal.


Captured in a setting reminiscent of American suburbia, the film portrays the beauty of youth in all its forms, diving into the close-knit world of a group of friends during the course of a summer.


A series of images from up-and-coming Finnish photographer Osma Harvilahti, feature the cast as they fool around and reclaim their suburban environment. Full of joy and spontaneity, Harvilahti tells an optimistic story of youth through his playful and colorful style. 


The campaign’s focus on the intensity, purity, and uncontrolled emotion of young adulthood echoes the collection’s eruption of clashing prints and color. Prints - forever a part of the Versace Jeans Couture visual identity are riotous and bright, with max and mini florals, leopards, and the unfurling golden leaves of the classic Baroque print. 
Looks feel haphazardly put together and fully reflective of the young cast’s embrace of life in its myriad colors.


2022-04-26

Hermès Presents SS2022 Silk Collection - mylifestylenews' Top 10 Pick


On Leon : A Puzzle II scarf 180 ×60cm in wool.


On Yilan : Hermès Story scarf 90×90cm in silk twill and a belt in Epsom calfskin.


On Babacar : 160×40cm cashmere scarf.


On Babacar : Cheval à la couverture rectangle 180×63cm in cashmere and silk, a hat in linen and cotton slub canvas, and a belt in rope. Yilan wears an Hermès Story scarf 90×90cm in silk twill and a belt in Epsom calfskin. 


On Leon : A Garden of Harnesses rectangle 180×63cm in cashmere and silk, a Bolide Skate bag in Togo calfskin, natural cowhide and Swift calfskin, and two bracelets in Swift calfskin and palladium-finish metal.
 

On Aivita : Splash Park shawl 140 ×140cm in cashmere and silk, a pendant in lacquered wood, a belt in Epsom calfskin and Doublure calfskin, 8 and a belt in Madame calfskin and Doublure calfsk



On Aivita : Two La Selle imaginaire scarves 90×90cm in silk twill, a hat in cotton canvas, and a pair of sandals in calfskin.


On Yilan : Charmes des plages normandes rectangle 180×90cm in silk twill.


On Leon : Maillon effervescent losange 200×75cm in cashmere and silk, a belt in rope, and a pair of sandals in calfskin.


On Aivita : Regard de soie scarf 70×70cm in vintage silk twill and a scarf ring in lambskin.

2022-04-24

COACH Introduces “I Got It From My Mom” Mother's Day Campaign

COACH introduces “I Got It From My Mom,” its campaign for Mother’s Day, starring COACH Family including Jennifer Lopez, Noah Beck and Jessica Kelly, along with their loved ones.

Captured by Joshua Woods, the campaign introduces portraits of the cast with their family members and a video series where they share the unique gifts, talents and traits they got from their moms.

A playful reference to COACH’s legacy and bags handed down from one generation to the next, “I Got It From My Mom” celebrates the role mother figures play as mentors, muses and sources of style inspiration.


“This Mother’s Day, we wanted to recognize all the ways mothers inspire and shape us,” said North America Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer of COACH Sandeep Seth. “We also wanted to celebrate the joy found in the things we pass from one generation to another, and our brand’s role in creating special memories for our customers over the years.” “I Got It From My Mom” highlights the house’s Pillow Tabby and Madison Shoulder Bag.


2022-04-21

Montblanc & The Beauty of Writing Craftsmanship at Homo Faber in Venice


Montblanc showcases the artistry and beauty of its writing instrument craftsmanship at Homo Faber , the ground-breaking cultural experience in Venice from April 10th to May 1st 2022The event brings together international master artisans and rising stars to illustrate the diversity of materials, techniques, origins and skills behind functional everyday objects and outstanding decorative pieces. The immersive experience curated by Montblanc spotlights the art of nib craftsmanship, one of the purest expressions of Montblanc craftsmanship, with a skilled process that transforms gold into the nibs of its celebrated writing instruments.

Inside the Montblanc space at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on Island San Giorgio Maggiore, guests are invited to learn about the anatomy of a fountain pen and the ingenuity behind the tool’s functions and elements. The immersive experience features a step-by-step guide of the 12 production phases to masterfully craft a nib, with craftspeople on-site making nibs. True to its mission to Inspire Writing, visitors can discover or rediscover the wonder of writing by hand at the Montblanc Writing Station with a bespoke nib presentation and through the testing of different ink colours. Montblanc experts are on hand to make recommendations around specific nib and ink choices to achieve the optimal writing experience.

“We are delighted to return to Homo Faber, bringing with us the artistry and virtuosity of Montblanc artisans who oversee 35 skilled steps to handcraft our gold nibs. It is their enduring passion and expertise that have sustained Montblanc’s status as the great pioneer of writing culture as well as a custodian of the traditions of craftsmanship through the generations. A nod to the opening of Montblanc Haus in Hamburg this Spring, we are thrilled to spotlight the exceptional creativity of Studio Marianne Guély’s with a new work connected to the work she has created for our new brand destination that celebrates the wonder of handwriting,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.

As part of its participation in Homo Faber, Montblanc has partnered with Studio Marianne Guély’s on her project 'The Imaginary Alphabet' with the installation "ABCD’M" that echoes the cultural diversity of Venice, a city that over the centuries has made its mark in the world of art and craftsmanship. This contemporary tribute to Aldo Manuzio, the Venetian printer of 1515, is a subtle blend of cultures and savoir-faire transmitted through writing.  The original installation is a reflection of this cultural place through the prism and values shared by Homo Faber, Montblanc and Studio Marianne Guély.


The space is a metaphorical representation of this savoir-faire: the shelves of books represent this knowledge and know-how accumulated, written down, and transmitted over time like a precious treasure. The arch is a symbol of these ancient libraries and the bridges of Venice as links between cultures and knowledge. The mirror reflects endlessly the library and the letters evoking the perpetuation and evolution of knowledge through time. The imaginary alphabet represented by the paper letters that float in space as if escaped from the books, is a graphic and physical representation of thought and creation, formalized by writing. Thanks to the work of Lorenz Boegli, a printer beyond compare, and his unique silkscreen printing skills, we have created a bold and immersive experience. Through its treatment and the application of phosphorescent inks, the alphabet reveals itself to the visitor in two different ways, giving freedom to his imagination to absorb the artwork.

As part of its ongoing commitment to craftsmanship, Montblanc Haus opens its doors to the public at its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany this May. It tells the story of Montblanc from its founding days to the present, of the women and men that craft Montblanc’s writing instruments and of those who have used them to share their imprint on humanity. The immersive brand experience brings to life Montblanc’s belief in the value of writing and the ways in which it helps people express their full potential and ultimately leave their mark on the world.