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2022-01-21

MICHAEL KORS Presents 2022 Lunar New Year Campaign

Michael Kors presents the 2022 Lunar New Year campaign to celebrate the Year of the Tiger in bold fashion.
 

The Year of the Tiger honors the courageous and dashing, reflected in this year’s campaign through a special tiger mot designed exclusively or Michael Kors by Chinese illustrator Ji WeiRan.


Featuring striking brushstrokes and rich colors, the tiger is seen throughout the campaign as the backdrop for its specially curated Lunar new Year products.


From the Greenwich crossbody rendered in an all-over sequin Signature logo design to matching slingback shoes and the iconic Signature logo Hamilton bag with red trim, the edit has everything you need to ring in the New Year in style.


2022-01-19

CALVIN KLEIN 2022 ‘Year of The Tiger’ Capsule Campaign

CALVIN KLEIN unveiled a celebratory capsule collection campaign to celebrate the 2022  "Year of The Tiger" Lunar new year.


The campaign, shot by photographer He Kai Tuo Yi, captures the spirit of playfulness in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Tiger.


Featuring an international cast of models, the Calvin Klein Year of The Tiger capsule collection marks this festive season with everyday essentials defined by a distinctly energetic spirit.


Iconic Calvin Klein Jeans denim jackets, jeans, hoodies and bomber jacket silhouettes are refreshed with limited-edition tiger prints and badges for the Lunar New Year.


Calvin Klein Underwear presents 'his and hers' bold red and tiger-pattern inspired logo pieces.


The capsule collection also includes Calvin Klein Performance, and Calvin Klein Jeans accessories.



2022-01-17

TOMMY HILFIGER Presents The Year of Tiger 2022 Capsule Collection

TOMMY HILFIGER presents 2022 Chinese New Year capsule collection that is the first fully cohesive collection dedicated to the holiday, featuring separate offerings for TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS.

The TOMMY HILFIGER Chinese New Year collection sets a sophisticated tone, marrying the brand’s heritage DNA with elevated, modern styles. The collection features a bold re-interpretation of the brand’s iconic color palette, with deeper hues, the introduction of a tonal black, and gold embellishments in the embroidery to heighten the festive spirit. Sophisticated styles, luxurious materials and elevated, sustainable designs extend through the full collection, and the tradition of gift giving is highlighted through an expanded assortment of gifting products and premium gift boxes, adding to the festivity of the occasion.

Featuring separate offerings for TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS, the special capsule harnesses the joyful and celebratory spirit of the festival with Tommy Hilfiger’s iconic brand DNA. This year, following two years of uncertainty and misfortune across the world, Tommy Hilfiger is embracing the sense of hope and optimism the holiday brings, and channeling the fierce spirit of the tiger into the collection. Building on the occasion of Chinese New Year, the collection reimagines the classic Tommy Hilfiger monogram and varsity-style graphics with the addition of exclusively created tiger graphics and Asian-style florals.

Key Menswear pieces include the archival hooded parka, updated in black matte silicon with red inner lining; and the letterman cardigan featuring premium varsity-inspired detailing and an embroidered tiger on the back. Key Womenswear includes the reversible bomber jacket, with an all-over monogram print on one side and an understated classic navy on the other.



2022-01-14

Anantara Spa At Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara - A Blissful Desert Spa Haven

Immerse yourself in the heart of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert that exudes serenity and indulge in the new heights of relaxation and restoration with carefully crafted rejuvenation retreats. The Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara pampers you with their unique wellness treatments by finding balance, purifying and restoring your inner body energy. myliestylenews writes.


When it comes to a spa treatment, there are various kinds of wellness programs that cater for different needs for an ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Exotic locations are not only a value add-on but also being able to experience the unique ambiance and surroundings provides a further calming and peacefulness for your sensibilities that has a direct impact on your body, mind and soul.


Uniquely situated in the heart of the Empty Quarter desert in the UAE, the Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is nowhere near to any bustling concrete jungle, with the only purpose of wanting to immerse yourself by stepping into a healing oasis hidden among the dunes in a haven of blissfulness.


Rooted in Thailand, the essence of Anantara philosophy, “without end”, stems from ancient Sanskrit origins. The luxurious spa not only brings this philosophy to life through a selection of timeless revitalizing spa experiences in the tranquil surroundings of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, but also by combining Middle Eastern remedies and Thai expertise as well as the heartfelt service that is ever ready to pamper.


The spa is a standalone premises, separated from the resort main building and is well designed in the Arabic architecture “fortress palace” element that appears in an exotic and foreign semblance and aspect. The swell polished marble flooring hallway adorned with the giant crated wooden doors welcomes you to step into a world of relaxation.


Dimmed lighting illuminates the spa lounge from the Arabic lantern lamps hanging above with a stunning backdrop of a secluded lush garden with calming water feature sounds designed in the Moorish and Eastern-Oriental motifs, drawing plentiful of soothing natural desert lights into the already cozy and peaceful lounge.


With most of the spa treatment rooms directly overlooking the uninterrupted views of the dessert sand dunes, you will immediately let your cares slip away and lose yourself in the tranquil surroundings in the perfect fusion of the Thai and Arabic influences.


Anantara Spa offers a wide selection of timeless revitalizing spa experiences with no exception in Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Unlike any other, we were enthusiastically recommended to experience the one-of-a-kind signature Ocean Dream treatment that is exclusively curated here. The word ocean may not seem gelling with the desert mood but the 60 minutes treatments encourages you to encounter the energy of your heartbeat by laying yourself onto a temperature controlled heated water bedding. Despite the slight difficulty by getting in and out of the bed, the experienced therapist will assist you in the most comfortable way to adjust your body to the right position for ultimate relaxation. All you have to do is let the water element flow through your body like a river and place yourself in accomplished hands while able to travail the troubled waters of a busy lifestyle. The caring hands act like a lighthouse in the middle of the sea, leaving you refreshed and revitalized at the end of this sensorial experience.


The 60 minutes oil treatment massage with lavender aroma oil rubbing through your body with your preferred pressure may not be enough of such pampering indulgence, but with an extension of 30 minutes this would complete your cloud nine experience.


You will then be adorned to the relaxation lounge when the treatment is over, feeling restored and energized. Hot ginger tea was offered with a couple of dates while gazing out to the desert through the glass windows for further relaxation.


Anantara Spa’s dedication to the time-honoured, natural health benefits will take you on a path of revitalizing wellbeing for body, mind and soul. While the exotic aromas soothe the senses, let the Thai inspired luxury pamper your beauty and wellness needs and personalize your indulgent journey complemented by the experienced and skilled therapists. A true meaning of relaxation is then re-discovered!


Tried & Tested:
Location: 5/5

Design & Decor: 4/5
Room Amenities: 4/5

Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4.5/5


P.O. Box 131277
1 Qasr Al Sarab Road
Tel: +971 2886 2088

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. 

Kaia Gerber - OMEGA Constellation Campaign New Face


OMEGA Constellation campaign new face featuring a star of the emerging generation, Kaia Gerber. Since the early 50’s OMEGA’s Constellation has been a symbol of unrivalled precision and beauty in watchmaking. Fast-forward 70 plus years and our iconic timepiece is still first choice for the world’s most discerning women, including award-winning actresses – and sought-after models. Shot in striking black and white, the new campaign captures the hard-working model and friend of OMEGA Kaia Gerber, reflecting on her personal style and wearing the most recent editions of OMEGA’s 5th generation makeover, first introduced in 1982. Gerber’s effortless sense of style, unique talent and grounded personality in the latest Constellation campaign has already taken the world’s most familiar timepiece into exciting new territory.



2022-01-12

MB&F × L’Epée Presents The ORB

At first glance, the Orb looks like a futuristic model of an eye with its perfectly formed shiny sphere, and its dial taking the place of the iris and the pupil. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the collaborative clocks of MB&F × L’Epée 1839. The minimalistic structure is composed of four elytra (that’s the technical word for a beetle’s protective wing covers, in case you were wondering) that not only open up, but can also swivel like a transformer to display the Orb in a variety of different positions. The shiny-white version is reminiscent of the first iPods with their lustrous curved cases, a surface that is particularly pleasing to the eye and the touch. The possibilities of displaying the ORB are multiple. Placed on its saucer so it doesn’t roll away, it can be displayed completely closed or with one, two or three opened elytra. Alternatively, opening all four elytra allows to display the clock without the saucer. Orb starts life as a solid block of aluminium that is then hollowed to create the perfect sphere. Once cut, the elytra are then coated with several layers of lacquer that are hardened in a kiln to create the brilliant finish. The four elytra are soldered to the structure with torque hinges so they can retain their angle however little or wide they are opened. When closed, the elytra are held in place with four tiny magnets on the interior of each tip to keep the shape of a perfect sphere.

Powering this state-of-the-art clock is a beautiful L’Epée 1839 hour-striking movement with an eight-day power reserve. In contrast to many of the other MB&F × L’Epée clocks, the movement is not perceivable from the outside. But the perfectly formed sphere invites the viewer into the mechanical heart of the piece and the discovery of the movement. The eight-day calibre can be seen just slightly through the curved aluminium dial covered by a domed mineral glass, which has a hole in the centre to allow the setting of the time with a special key. There are two barrels, one for the time and the other for the striking of the hours, that are wound separately. The hour mechanism doesn’t just chime the passage of the hour, but indicates the actual hour, like a church clock. This function can also be repeated on demand via a button on the side of the clock, or turned on and off if required. This new hour-striking development is based on a similar mechanism used in L’Epée 1839’s historic carriage clocks. In France, these are known as “Officer’s clocks” as legend has it that when Napoleon almost lost a battle because one of his officers was late, he ordered all of his military chiefs to carry a carriage clock with them at all times.

Available in white or black, the Orb won’t be able to accompany its owners out into the field, but with its hourly striking mechanism, it is a beautiful reminder of the time as it passes for all desk warriors! The idea behind the Orb is the brainchild of German designer Maximilian Maertens, who started his artistic career at MB&F as an intern before setting up his own design studio in Berlin. Maertens worked with MB&F and L’Epée on the T-Rex clock, before being given free rein to create the TriPod and now the Orb. “Max (Maertens) is a natural born creator – something incredibly rare these days. His mind travels and explores his own universe before transforming that thought wandering process into a 3D idea. Our differences enrich the creative process whilst our similarities allow for both of us to understand each other”, says Maximilian Büsser, founder and creative director of MB&F. While Maximilian Maertens and MB&F came up with the concept and design of the Orb, it was L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s premier clock maker, that developed the movement as well as the lacquered transformable sphere. L’Epée produces all the components, except for the mineral glass and the rubies, puts them all together and regulates the high precision, eight-day movement. While nothing about this atypical project was easy, L’Epée faced two major challenges. The first was making the sphere in four pieces so that they could be totally transformable, durable, and also form a perfect sphere when closed. The second significant challenge was developing the striking system. Usually, with a bell-chiming mechanism, gravity is needed to strike the bell. As the Orb’s brass bell can find itself in an infinite number of different positions, L’Epée 1839’s clockmakers incorporated several springs to strike the bell so it can chime even when it is flat. The system is a hybrid between a clock and a watch striking mechanism.

The word orb comes from the Latin orbis, meaning “circle” or “disk”. The word is also the basis of the word “orbit”, a word that has stayed in the modern-day vernacular even if orbits are now known to be elliptical and not at all round. Orbs are also used today in fanfiction to mean eyes, as in “cerulean orbs” that designate blue eyes or “chocolate orbs” for brown eyes – a nod to perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when we first lay eyes on the Orb. Dedicated to making high-end clocks, L’Epée has been a prominent Swiss Manufacture for over 180 years. Founded in 1839 by Auguste L’Epée in France’s Besançon region, the company originally focused on producing music boxes and watch components and became synonymous at the time with entirely handmade pieces. From 1850, L’Epée became a leading light in the production of ‘platform’ escapements, creating regulators especially for alarm and table clocks and musical watches. It became a well-known specialist owning a large number of patents on exceptional escapements and the chief supplier of escapements to several celebrated watchmakers of the day. L’Epée has won a number of gold medals at international exhibitions. During the 20th century, L’Epée owed much of its reputation to its superlative carriage clocks; for many, the clock of the influential and powerful in addition to being the gift of choice of French government officials to elite guests. In 1976 when the Concorde supersonic aircraft entered commercial service, L’Epée wall clocks were chosen to furnish the cabins, providing passengers with the time. In 1994, L’Epée showed its thirst for a challenge when it built the world’s biggest clock with a compensated pendulum, the Giant Regulator, which was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

L’Epée 1839 is now based in Delémont in the Swiss Jura Mountains, Switzerland. Under the impetus of its CEO Arnaud Nicolas, it has developed an exceptional table clock collection encompassing a full range of sophisticated timekeepers. The collection is based around three themes: Creative Art – first and foremost artistic models often developed in partnership with external designers as joint creations. These clocks surprise, inspire, and sometimes even shock the most seasoned collectors. They are intended for those consciously or unconsciously looking for exceptional, one-of-a-kind objects. Contemporary Timepieces – technical creations with a contemporary design (Le Duel, Duet, etc.) and minimalist, avantgarde models (La Tour) incorporating complications such as retrograde seconds, power-reserve indicators, moon phases, tourbillons, chiming mechanisms, and perpetual calendars. Carriage Clocks – carriage clocks, also known as “officer’s clocks”. These historical models stemming from the brand’s heritage also feature their fair share of complications including chiming mechanisms, minute repeaters, calendars, moon phases, tourbillons, and more. All models are designed and manufactured in-house. Their technical prowess, combination of form and function, very long power reserves, and remarkable finishes have become signature features of the brand.