JIMMY CHOO SS2016 Ad Campaign

JIMMY CHOO appoints New York based creative agency, Laird + Partners to collaborate on its latest advertising campaign. Overseen by Creative Director, Sandra Choi, the new creative will debut for SS2016. With the brand’s signature of modernity, confidence and glamour, the new creative direction builds a distinctive visual identity for Jimmy Choo that will evolve from season to season.

"I wanted the new campaign to illustrate the Jimmy Choo woman and man of today; they have a natural radiance and allure that comes from being confident and self-assured.  For the women’s campaign, the imagery captures the modern woman – she’s confident with a laid-back approach to glamour that emanates from her self-assurance and unequivocal personal sense of style.” Sandra Choi, Creative Director.

Bathed in Californian sunlight and blue skies, the SS2016 campaign is upbeat and carefree reflecting the spirit of the collection.  Shot in Los Angeles by photographer Cass Bird, the face of the women’s campaign is Nadja Bender whilst David Alexander Flinn fronts the men’s campaign.

KIEHL'S 2016 CNY Picks

Kiehl’s offers the festive gift sets made with finest ingredients to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year. Treat yourself and your loved ones with these efficacious skin and body care products! This year, Kiehl’s invited street artist Buff Monster to design for Valentine’s Day. New York based street artist Buff Monster has been coloring the world pink for over 15 years. Inspired by the likes of heavy metal music, Pop Art, graffiti, and Japanese culture, his work conveys a distinct spirit of individuality and happiness. Primarily known for his playful murals and installations, his art has been showcased in galleries around the world.

Best of Kiehl's Special
Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (250ml)
Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (142g)
Ultra Facial Cleanser (30ml)
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (30ml)

Staying Young Special
Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence (200ml)
Super Multi-Corrective Cream (50ml)
Ultra Facial Cleanser (30ml)
Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner (40ml)
Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque (1 sheet)

Ultimate Men Special
Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic For Men (250ml)
 Facial Fuel (75ml)
 Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub (15ml)
 Facial Fuel Face Wash (30ml)
Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF50 PA+++ (5ml)

The Smile Bar @ It's Time To Show Off Your Smile

The Smile Bar offers you some tips on how to keep and maintain your teeth whitening with simple, magic formula with immediate lasting effects within just 20 minutes with this famous concept from Sweden. By using a effective teeth whitening gel with a revolutionary formula and a sophisticated whitening lamp for immediate visible effects.

Besides, here are some additional tips on how to sustain your newly whitened teeth. After a teeth-whitening session, the pores of the teeth will be slightly opened, putting them at risk of discoloration. It takes about 72 hours after whitening for your teeth to be able to consume the food/products you would normally eat/drink. The solution is to apply the Nano Seal Total + at the the end of your whitening, you will be able to keep your usual lifestyle without any restriction.

Your teeth are an important factor for your appearance and personality, of your really want to maintain a great dental hygiene, it is important that you get over the anxiety of visits to the dentist. A good communication rapport with your dentist will help you tackle your fear well.Toothpick is a good option for dislodging the food from between your teeth. Always floss before brushing and not the other way round to ensure effective brushing. The secret to you dental hygiene lies replacing your tooth brush regularly. Change your toothbrush every three months. Rinse your mouth after every time you consume food that can stain your teeth and stay away completely from staining beverages like colas, sodas, energy and sports drink as these are highly acidic and can cause stubborn staining. Use whitening toothpastes, whitening mouth trays or whitening strips to get rid of stains. Bacteria cause plaque, clean your tongue regularly or opt to The Smile Bar for more effective and faster results.

From 1-29 February, an offer of 40% on all gift voucher and buy 1 get one free treatment for Valentine's Day special from 10-17 February 2016. For details, please call +852 2620 0615 or info@the-smile-bar.com


Vivienne Westwood SS2016 Mirror The World Ad Campaign

Vivienne Westwood SS2016 Mirror The World Ad Campaign is about saving Venice. The problem there is one of repair, mass tourism on cruise ships and of climate change. Shot around the alleys & canals, shipyards and palazzos of Venice, the campaign highlights the beauty & decay of Venice and the urgent need to save it:  www.weareherevenice.org/

 “The scientist Contessa Jane da Mosto has been campaigning to save Venice. In 1966 there was a terrible flood and since then people have been analysing the problem and proposing solutions. The lagoon is one of the most wonderful wetlands in the world: exquisite symbiosis between the animals and plants that stabalise the sediment from the freshwater rivers and Venice itself which has grown with the lagoon. If Venice were not there the wetlands would have become either land or a bay – the sea having swept away the sediment. The biggest problem now seems to be the cruise ships which tear up the lagoon. It’s a total false economy to allow them. The Contessa says that Venice is ‘the canary in the mine’. If we can’t save Venice, how do we save the world?”  Says Vivienne Westwood.

Image Credits

Juergen Teller

Creative Direction: 
Vivienne Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler & Juergen Teller

Sabina Schreder

Colby Keller

Female Models: 
Amelia Rami @ Elite London
Ia @ Models1 London

Male Models: 
Dustin Phil @ Fashion Model Italy Mngt
Naleye @ Elite Paris

Mascioni Associati International

Location Provided by Francesco & Jane Da Mosto
The Grande Canale
Shipyard on the Canali Di Venezia
Fish Spa

NUXE Nuxeriance Ultra @ The New Global Anti-aging Line For Radiant Women

NUXE Nuxeriance Ultra - The new global anti-aging line for radiant women has succeeded in encapsulating active molecules from precious Saffron flower in Bougainvillea active cells, to strengthen the synergy of their action. Process inspired by medical therapy and released in all layers of the epidermis, even deep ones, Saffron and Bougainvillea
Bi-Floral Cells target and help to stimulate the skin's major cells continuously for 12 hours. Infused in each product within the range, the power of millions of Saffron and Bougainvillea Bi-Floral Cells works in harmony with active ingredients selected specifically for their complementary properties. Skin regeneration proven on finished product. With 5 in vitro scientific studies, from ingredients to finished products. 7 types of clinical studies, including an echographic analysis of the morphological structure of the superficial dermis measured in vivo, a technique rarely used on finished products. The formulas tested by more than 300 women and the studies revealed spectacular global anti-aging efficacy on all signs of skin aging: reduction in number of wrinkles (even deep wrinkles), denser skin, enhanced radiance, oval of the face reshaped, facial features lifted. It is reflecting NUXE's guiding values of sophistication and pleasure, Nuxuriance® Ultra skincare products enhance femininity and elegance with their exquisitely voluptuous textures and addictively sweet fruity floral scent on a musky woody base.

PRADA 2016 CNY's Picks

PRADA celebrates this Chinese New Year with an exclusive collection of accessories that offer a modern interpretation of the ongoing fascination with the Orient.

The offer is made up of small bags, shoes and accessories by shades of red and black in precious saffiano leather, nappa gaufre and crocodile.

Monkey Prada Trick charms, in women's and men's versions, unique key-rings and a selection of backpacks complete the offer.


CILANTRO Restaurant & Wine Bar @ Fine Dining Still Shines

 The word “cilantro” conjures up thoughts of an exotic ingredient to spice up some great dishes. Chef Takashi Kimura helms this eponymous French and Japanese fine dining and as his name suggests, all is not what it seems at first glance. mylifestylenews travels to Kuala Lumpur to find out more……

Amongst one of the pioneer and leading fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur dining scenes for more than a decade and still never fails to deliver, it is indeed a great surprise to be dining in Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar in Kuala Lumpur with an emphasis on French fine dining that delivers a surprising twist.

Although inspired by French cuisine, Cilantro forms a unique identity with a touch of exotic Asian ingredients, especially Japanese influenced, and all ingredients are carefully selected and measured to perfection. Also seasonal, they are served only when the time is right. A testament to Chef Kimura’s perfectionist approach is that while ingredients are flown freshly into Kuala Lumpur for the menu, a dish can be changed at the last moment if he is not happy with the quality delivered. The quality control is certainly there to ensure the best is delivered and we respect this kind of extreme measure, especially when it comes to fine dining.

The dining room fit out is classic and with an understated elegance and subtlety. Cushioned seating with a few high traditional banquettes creates that classy fine-dining feel that many too easily eschew for cutting edge design which often disappoints. Strange as it may seem, they are only open for lunch on Fridays, thus we felt privileged to be able to experience their Lunch Set Menu, which changes regularly, depending on seasonal ingredients and the whim of the chef, plus what you eat at lunch for an extremely affordable sum is more often than not also on the dinner menu (which is more than double the price), so lunch is a great introduction to the Cilantro way of gastronomy.

On apprising ourselves of the menu, we are immediately taken by what appears to be Japanese and French dishes, but what you won’t be aware of until the dish is in front of you is that all the cooking is French influenced. Our all Japanese amuse bouche of tomato with a sea salt flower was in miniature, but exuded flavours that have to be tasted to be believed, in particular the sea salt flower.

 Already the excitement was building for what was to come, so when the Carpaccio of Hirame (Japanese Halibut) with Sea Urchin was placed in front of us, we realized that this was one of many surprises throughout the course of this lunch. The Hirame was not the usual thin transparent layers, but small meaty pieces that had something to say on the taste buds, plus three dollops of sea urchin have been artfully placed atop the fish, so little explosions of silky urchin flavours were accompanying each morsel of the fish and we were in heaven with such a skillfully created dish.

A glass of dry Prosecco which perfectly complimented this wondrous combination by the introduction of the Sommelier, we were contented by the pairing as well as two surprising wines to pair with the coming dishes, a Diluvio Albarino from northern Spain and a Finca Las Moras Reserva Malbec from Argentina.

Moving into more familiar territory, Tagliolini Pasta with Duck Ragout and Truffles was to bring us back to more familiar European terroir and the dish was a model of perfection in all ways. Firstly, the truffles were julienned, so providing an unexpected presentation, while the meat was minced to the right portion and bursting with flavor that sat atop the perfect strands of pasta. This was a dish so good in texture that we did not want it to end. We should have asked for an entrée portion instead.

At this stage of the lunch we were getting the feeling that the chef wanted to surprise and then bring you back to common ground, so a Japanese Tai Fish (from the Bream family) with Abalone and Fish Broth took us on another journey of the senses. The presentation alone was like a beautiful work of art. A simple fillet of fish skin side up was small in portion sitting in a fish broth, accompanied by white radish with mustard sauce and a sprout garnish. The focus is on the flavor of each ingredient and Chef Kimura has melded each flavor into one masterful stroke that you cannot fail to marvel at and linger in the mouth with each delicate morsel.

A Veal “Normande” with such unctuous flavours with the mushroom sauce had us moaning with pleasure with such a superb rendition of what the French might consider to be comfort food (this dish certainly needs a skilled chef to bring it to life like today). A beautifully judged dish with perfectly tender veal and a mushroom sauce flavor that was so intense and the forest seemed not to be too far away. The additional touch of a dollop of apple sauce is a good measure to balance out the richness of the veal. Once again, portion size is not the key, but what heightened tastes can be concocted from such simple ingredients. Chef Kimura cleverly did it!

At this point of the lunch, we were salivating with anticipation for the dessert, as it had our favourite fruit as a focus. Cherries with Warm Ganache and Shansou (a citrus and tangy herb) could not be beat in our estimation. Warmed cherries with vanilla ice cream ‘hidden’ under a tuile biscuit was a fitting finale. We couldn’t be more gushing in our praise over this dish, as once again, such simple ingredients have been superbly combined to create greatness that leaves you wanting more.

This was a lunch that will not be easily forgotten. The whole experience has been so pleasurable. The Front of House team are incredibly professional in all that they do, attentive yet courteous to compliment the fine dining sojourn. Every person works seamlessly together to create the perfect experience. Chef Kimura produces food in his kitchen that leaves memories you will not stop sharing and he ensures that when it leaves the kitchen, the wait staff know exactly how to serve and present. This attention to detail is what makes this an absolute treat to dine in Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar. 

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

 Tagliolini Pasta with Duck Ragout and Truffles
 Veal “Normande”

368, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +6 03 2179 8082 

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. 

FENDI 2016 CNY & Valentines Day's Picks

FENDI celebrates the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s day with a luxurious and ironic capsule collection dedicated to the mini and micro world. The collection is inspired by the heart symbol and by the iconic Bag Bugs featuring precious materials in a very special color dear to the Chinese, the red, with a new and girly touch of pink. The collection features a red and pink leather mini By the Way, a mini Backpack in the shades of red and a precious fox mohawk crest in red and black. A unique touch is given by the red micro Baguette with shaved mink and crystal eyes and a fox touch. FENDI welcomes to the family, the heart furry charm in silver fox inlays, in the tones of red and pink. A sophisticated red Peekaboo Bag with heart shaped crystal eyes continues the iconic flow, a tube bag in leather with crystal eyes and a fox and mink Bag Bugs with crystal eyes complete the line.

OMEGA @ A Touch Of Paradise

With a name inspired by the stars, the Constellation has been a symbol of luxury and prestige since 1952. For this new collection, OMEGA looks to both the stars above and the ocean below, to create a beautiful collection of Constellation timepieces in Tahiti mother-of-pearl. This beautiful timepiece is the standout watch in the new Constellation Tahiti series, which is comprised of six quartz watches and three automatic watches. With its date window now repositioned to 6 o'clock, the Tahiti 27mm automatic is not just easy-to read, but beautiful to look at. Feast your eyes, the Tahiti mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes is encircled in a stunning diamond-paved bezel. The polished claws are pure Constellation, as is the polished crown embossed with the OMEGA symbol. Though this particular watch blends stainless steel with 18K red gold, the Tahiti series offers a choice of styles, including stainless steel with 18K yellow gold, or stainless steel only, for those who prefer a simpler, more classic look. This choice of materials is extended to the hands; with polished facetted 18K gold or rhodium plated hour-minute hands, both in the mix. All bracelets in the Tahiti series correspond to the choice of case and are held together with butterfly clasps featuring an 18K gold OMEGA logo. From the stylish exterior, we now turn inward. At the heart of this timepiece lies the OMEGA Co-Axial Calibre 8520, an officially certified Chronometer. This beautiful movement powers all three automatic watches in the Constellation Tahiti series.

LUMBEBE @ Lighten Up & Baby Your Skin

Every woman wishes to stay young and to have a timeless skin of their face but it is easy to lose our baby skin firmly and smoothly iinadvertently. By capturing the Sun essence from gold Albizia julibrissin glial elements, seaweed firming cream, oatmeal polysaccharide - the three components that benefits our skin cell and provide supplements and necessary nutrients to enhance cellular absorption capacity for making an ageless healthy skin, mylifestylenews finds out more from the benefit by applying LUMBEBE latest skin care collection from the the founder Lumioula Kuo......

1) How does the brand LUMBEBE get started?
I enjoy sunbathing and everyday I do it for 30 minutes to get a beautiful tan and generates vitamin D for the body which is vital for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous to facilitate normal immune system function as well as improve resistance against certain diseases. Vitamin D is often called the "Sunshine Vitamin" as it's produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Yet, the low radiation of sunlight intensifies the activation of skin cells and increases the secretion of hormones and speeds up metabolism. I met a natural remedy expert and learned about her secret habit that preserved her youth and right after the talk, it motivates me to create a line of products by using the natural ingredients and applying the concept for the production. With my engineering background and family in the manufacturing industry, we believe that Made in Taiwan represents the best quality and service. After my graduation from the UK, I have been working in a skincare OEM/ODM lab as well as my family's factory to develop many successful formulas for the past 8 years and now it is time for me to come up with some new product lines such as LUMBEBE. LUMBEBE literary means "Let us baby your skin and light up your skin. which I am sure every body out there likes to have and remain looking young and have a smooth baby-like skin.

2) How does the brand differ from other existing brands in the market?
LUMBEBE went through a series of R&D and our skincare collection only uses fine and natural ingredients. Take <LUMBEBE Super Corrective Line-reducing Complex Serum> for example, besides 3 active natural ingredients, it discovered the potent activation on the skin of a special extract and derived from Albizzia Julibrissin flowers which grows 2,000 feet above sea level with the energy of light. It helps face anti-wrinkle very well and the result can be seen in just a few minutes. Using this concept, LUMBEBE catches the proper sunshine everyday to baby your skin, nourish and repair damaged cells.

3) What are the range of products LUMBEBE is carrying? 
Now that we have two functional and natural products. The <LUMBEBE Super Corrective Line-reducing Complex Serum> and <LUMBEBE WhitePower Cream>, we would like to solve all the skincare issue starting from anti aging. When it applies on darker skin, the result are more obviously and it is best use everyday.

4) How would you describe LUMBEBE?
LUMBEBE is the light and solution for skincare. There is no Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates used in our product. The control component of the PH value allows our products to maintain the efficacy after a short period use with immediate results.

5) Where is the product made and produced?
LUMBEBE is Made in Taiwan with a high standard of quality control by using all natural ingredients obtained from around the globe. Psychologically, most Asians think of a product that Made in France is a much higher quality than when a product is Made in Taiwan or elsewhere in Asia. Take LUMBEBE Anti Aging Serum for example, the anti aging keys are Pepha-tight, Oslift and Acacia gum factor from Europe with ECOCERT organic certified as raw material for skincare usage. Acacia especially, it is an extract from the roots of Alibizia julibrissin (flower) that grows at an altitude of 2000 metres on the mountain. There is no chemical preservation in any of our products being produced.

6) What are the challenges in the R&D, production and marketing?
We have spent millions to set up a clean-room and pharmacies laboratory to develop the natural and functional formula from the active ingredients every year by bringing the best combination for LUMBEBE. And now, we would like to share this natural concept with our production experience to consumers directly. We like to project our brand as a fine and affordable luxury natural product even we are still quite new in the market.

7) In terms of price point, how competitive is LUMBEBE with the existing products in the market?
As LUMBEBE is marked as natural skincare product with a short shelf lifespan due to the natural ingredients use and with no chemical preservatives. Many of our formulations contains 80% HA Aqua as its main base as well as active ingredients and natural oils on cream base that are essential as they are the main source of nutrition for the skin. This is what the consumer is paying for as organic ingredients are at least two times more expensive than non organic ingredients used. It takes longer time to refine it and time is money in manufacturing. Moreover, natural and organic lines are made in small batches and can only produce certain amount in higher cost.

8) Where can we buy LUMBEBE's product?
At this moment, it can be purchased via our official online shop www.lumbebe.com

9) What would you like to achieve for the brand?
Apart from our present online platform/shops, we are planning to have a pop-up store in boutique departmental store, partnering Joyce Beauty and Lane Crawford Beauty. Eventually to have our own boutique store. By then, it would be more a lifestyle store than just a beauty and skincare boutique.

How would LUMBEBE benefit the user?
 Many women think the sun ages the skin and in fact sunshine is the energy for all well being, taking proper sunshine or low radiation of sunlight intensifies the activation of skin cells and increases the secretion of hormones as well as speeding up metabolism and even gives you a joyful happiness. With the natural skincare products like LUMBEBE, the real ageless shows from inside and makes you glow on outside. Just like our philosophy of the brand reads "Baby Your Skin and Light of Skin". 

Founder, Lumioula Kuo

For further enquiries:
whatapps/Contact: +852 6611 4623


Dioressence @ The New Dior Stiletto


The flattering décolleté and the pointed extremity elongate the leg and underscore the arch of the foot; the heel, done entirely in leather, which accentuates its delicateness, height and pitch elongates the silhouette and highlights the curve of the leg. Slightly impertinent,
Dioressence is the new Dior stiletto.

Made a few kilometers outside of Venice, Italy, where shoemaking know-how is a story of passion and regroups more than 100 manufacturing steps.

Dioressence heels come in a variety of materials in satin-finished lamb, patent or iridescent calf leather and a wide array of colors, including two essential shades closely associated with the Maison : Black, which Christian Dior considered the most elegant of colors, and pale pink, which he considered “the color of happiness and femininity.”

For the more daring, this shoe comes in ochre, military green, cognac, Trafalgar red, bronze, white, anthracite gray and shades of blue from ink and azure to navy and midnight. The colorful Dioressence signs a silhouette and elevates it, making it even more sublime.

 “A touch of color can be enough to change your appearance”
“Heels go with everything”
Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior