Tiffany & Co. introduces its new fragrance - a bold scent created by world-renowned master perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan. The sparkling ﬂoral musk is a contemporary take on the most precious ingredients of traditional haute perfumery. The scent opens with vibrant top notes of vert de mandarine. At the heart, a precious iris ﬂower is the hero ingredient. Tiffany’s association with the iris dates back to the earliest sketches found in the Tiffany Archives and is deeply entwined in the DNA of the house. It was an iris brooch set with demantoid garnet blossoms and Montana sapphires that earned Tiffany the grand prize at the Paris Exposition in 1900. Harvested in France during the months of July and August, the iris butter is obtained through a unique hydrodistillation extraction, exclusive to the Tiffany fragrance, ensuring a pure, bright, sensual and long-lasting richness to the ﬁnal note. This signature ingredient adds strength, femininity and grounds the composition with reﬁnement and sophistication. Patchouli base notes wrapped in a blend of soothing musks is sensual on the skin. The ﬁnal structure is both unexpected and timeless scent in its most elemental form.
The glass ﬂacon of the Tiffany & Co. fragrance takes its inspiration from the house’s most iconic diamond cuts. The elaborate faceting work at the base recalls the 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond perhaps the world’s most rare yellow diamond, with 82 facets while the pure geometric lines of the shoulders mirror the house’s Lucida® cut diamond engagement ring. A hint of Tiffany Blue® accents the collar in the house’s signature T pattern. Disguised under the cap is a metal plaque engraved with the Tiffany & Co.® mark. Inside, a delicate juice with the slightest tint of blue illuminates the precise cuts of the bottle. Like all of the jeweler’s creations, the fragrance is presented in the signature Tiffany Blue Box® , an internationally recognized symbol of style and sophistication.
ERDEM x H&M: THE DREAM COUNTRY GETAWAY COME TO LIFE
Full of narratives memories and stories, ERDEM x H&M is a deeply personal collection that looks back to the designer’s youth, and to the codes that have defined his work over the past decade. It’s about the romantic dresses he saw in English films, his father’s coat that his mother draped over her shoulders, or the cool style of 90s TV and music videos. To create ERDEM x H&M, he imagined the dream English countryside getaway, mixing gowns with tailoring, functionality with drama, as different generations and backgrounds interpret the wardrobe with each individuals own style. Each piece is designed exclusively for H&M, and will be available in around 220 stores worldwide, as well as on hm.com, from November 2nd 2017.
Exquisite statement pieces
Erdem’s fans cherish his designs forever, and ERDEM x H&M is overflowing with special pieces that will become like heirlooms. A sleeveless ball gown of snowdrop jacquard falls voluminously to the floor, with its plunging neckline held by double grosgrain ribbon straps. A high-necked and long-sleeved black lace dress has extravagant georgette pleated ruffles at its cuff and hem, while a sinuous evening gown is entirely embellished with black sequins and embroidered florals. A black jacquard skirt with wildflower print has extraordinary volume, longer at the back to create the effect of a train.
The language of flowers
ERDEM x H&M is bursting with floral prints, reflecting one of Erdem’s great passions. Florals dominate dresses, from a sleeveless black sunray plisse dress that’s a new take on a dress from his first ever collection, to a sleeveless dress with cutaways at the waist in a multi-colour jacquard like a wildflower meadow – the same jacquard used for a fitted, feminine coat. Some of the floral prints are in charmingly formal patterns, like the snowdrop print on black silk satin pyjama top and pants, or a long black long-sleeve dress with panels of guipure lace which run diagonally down the body. Other florals are like a hand-picked bouquet, like the floral jacquard of a black tailored jacket with matching cropped pants, the same floral pattern vividly embroidered on a black 100% organic cotton hoodie.
ERDEM x H&M: SHARP LINES AND EXPRESSIVE FLORALS FOR MEN
In a world exclusive, Erdem has created his first ever menswear collection for ERDEM x H&M, inspired by childhood memories, his design signatures and Erdem’s own personal style. Sharp tailoring has echoes of his father’s suits and coats, fleeces were a functional necessity of cold Canadian winters, while expressive florals show Erdem’s love of the English countryside. It’s a complete wardrobe that’s totally unique to H&M, with Erdem’s sharp and poetic take on menswear staples – herringbone suits, tweed coats and the perfect hoodie.
Tradition is made modern with sharp suits and winter coats that remind Erdem of his father’s wardrobe. Neat blazers are in either fine grey herringbone or faint windowpane check, with a ticket pocket to give it a sense of the countryside. Its insides are lined with black-on-black floral jacquard, with contrast stitching and grosgrain ribbon trim. Matching pants are cut equally sharp and cropped at the ankle. Winter coats, some in Harris Tweed, are neat and fitted, with removable linings for extra warmth, like those worn by Erdem in his Canadian youth.
ERDEM is famous for his expressive floral prints, which appear often in this debut men’s collection. A burgundy zip-up hooded nylon shell has a pattern as if scattered with wild flowers, which also appears on burgundy short-sleeve shirts and khaki green crew-neck 100% organic cotton T-shirts, both with grosgrain trim at the neck. An 100% silk olive green pyjama shirt and matching wide pants with white piping trim have a more formal floral pattern, like re-purposed 60s country wallpaper.
Phuket may have reached critical resort mass to revise their assessment with eminent luxury resorts opening, away from the throngs at Patong, but Phuket has a far quieter side that still does justice to the island’s natural beauty. Natai Beach, a beautiful long stretch of golden sand that faces westward to the stunning sunset is where Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket is, a second resort after their Hua Hin property is there for you to escape to a secluded retreat. mylifestylenews writes.
While most hotel chains focus on the major coastal hubs in Phuket, Thailand, away from these and especially the madness of Patong, it is still perfectly possible to find your own patch of empty beach. North Phuket coastline is fabled for its charming quiet and less explored beaches and it is apparently only for those who know and appreciate for a one step closer to embrace the serenity of such pristine beaches and nature offered.
Frequently regarded as Thailand’s first boutique resort, Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga’s design is “Outside Living–In”. It takes advantage of the tranquil beach and the fresh sea breeze from the Andaman. Aleenta means a blessed life, life well-lived, contented living, a rewarding life and time well spent with loved ones, freedom to do as much as one wants or to do nothing at all, senses of well being of contentment.
Aleenta was born from a brother and sister’s dream to have a seaside retreat surrounded by a pristine beach and a place where life is unhurried, a place to share with family and friends, a place to get away from it all with your loved ones by sharing such dreams with its guests and hence the concept is intimate.
When minimalism has given way to the more flamboyant maximalist style, our adults only Grand Deluxe Pool Villa is more like a home with a strong sense of character. The interior has a soft homely feel and fused with modern contemporary style, the framed bed features a high headboard exuding the right combination of a less is more boudoir-chic and glamour.
The use of color is restricted to the finer details, contrasting the sleek designed bedside table lamps and artwork on the wall. Simple, clean lines and natural materials enhance the idyllic ambience. Another stand out feature is the sliding glass door in front of the bed when you can just jump in to your very own private pool when the door is gently opened. The villa is a complete rest and relaxation and equipped with ipod, iDock, a music library, and plenty of reading materials.
With enough subtle variation to make the room interior home-like unique, the bathroom also is stylishly elemental. Well polished marble surfaces often provide interesting contrasts to big wall windows keeping the base palette neutral and bringing in massive natural lights from the secluded garden-pool area.
A sunken outdoor bath tub adjacent to the plunge pool illuminates the serene interior with flashes of sophistication. A master of pared-back simplicity with luxuriously appointment bathrooms, stylishly contemporary furnishings and some pretty sophisticated in-room technology help cocoon you from all the excitement that awaits you.
For families with children, their unique 3 bedroom beach front Villas and 2 bedroom Ocean View Residences are ideal fun for bigger groups, fitted out with a Home Theatre system and the full comfort of a beach home including separate living and dining areas, laundry room, and full kitchen facilities.
A view from the lobby overlooking the villas
Aleenta all day dining restaurant offers a modern and tasty menu and a wide variety of dining choices to suit any mood in a laid-back ambience. Carefully crafted to showcase the local flavor, it offers an experience that makes for a place unique.
To satisfy your Thai craving, the NATAI Restaurant won’t disappoint.
For a further indulgence, head to Ayurah Spa & Wellness Centre to enlighten your senses with optimal relaxation.
A lounge by the main swimming pool
Dream away the day by the main swimming pool with semi-shaded cabanas, laze beneath a beach umbrella with an uninterrupted sea view where crystal clear waters lap at the whites sand beaches of Natai Beach set against year round sunshine and blue skies that are known for the castaway vibe with enticing energy that is the eclectic enigma of Phuket. Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket has been designed to connect you to the beauty of life. You deserve it.
There are very few places in Phuket with bold ideas encapsulated into modest dimensions and Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket is with no exception. It is more sophisticated than you think and it touches the earth lightly and has an essential modesty. Since north Phuket has its demand when it comes to selecting a more luxurious resort with more exclusive inclusions, there are few that are committed to building something that is original and evocative as Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket.
As a member of the Small Luruxy Hotels of The World (SLH), quality inspected and quality assured is what they champion their hotels that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to quality. The SLH dedicated team of Mystery Inspectors has singled these hotels out for their quality, service and sheer luxury. As their saying goes : “Exclusive privileges for the independently minded” to get the INVITED feeling, and that’s to get yourself invited.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 4/5
Room Amenities: 4.5/5
Food & Beverages: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
33 Moo 5, Khok Kloi,
Tel: +66 2514 8112
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CK Calvin Klein celebrates bold utilitarianism this season with deconstructed tote designs for both men and women. Meticulous engineering, minimal lines and sensuous, high-quality fabrications exemplify chic fall/winter pragmatism for him and her. For her, the cooler seasons bring a new essential.The Enveloped collection deconstructed tote pairs supple Italian micro-pebbled leather with an unstructured design that’s strong and flawlessly chic. Built for the modern urban lifestyle, this generously-proportioned tote is the perfect size to accommodate all the must-haves for work and play. An interior zip pocket keeps valuables secure, while separate inside compartments keep cell phone and other tech valuables safe and easy to find. An interchangeable zipper pouch on the tote’s exterior provides the opportunity to personalize with pouches in a variety of luxe finishes. Snakeskin, nubuck, faux fur, metallic leather and leopard-print haircalf bring the brand’s rebellious spirit to the season. Available in black colorway, the Enveloped deconstructed tote for her is the ideal modern accessory for the Calvin Klein woman.
For men, the Engineered casual deconstructed tote pairs classic tailoring with innovative style. This soft, collapsible carry-all tote is crafted from premium Italian micro-pebbled leather and features a detachable shoulder strap for optimum versatility. Inside, a removable zipper pouch can be mixed and matched with interchangeable pouches in soft felt and embossed snake. Valuable personal effects are secured in an interior slip pocket, while cell phone and other gadgets are kept safe in individual compartments. Available in black and aubergine colorways, the Engineered casual deconstructed tote is the ideal complement to this season’s key menswear looks. Effortlessly adaptable to office, gym or street, the Engineered tote by Calvin Klein brings sleek, utilitarian ease to Fall 2017.
Ermenegildo Zegna unveils the second chapter of its global ‘Defining Moments’ campaign starring Robert De Niro and French choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied. The brand is also announcing today Chinese actor Wu Xiubo and new-generation talent Qu Chuxiao have been appointed the spokespeople for China. The global advertising campaign with compelling images and video, will run in print and digital soon.
The two gentlemen in the Chinese episode of “Defining Moments”, both stand out with their own distinctive styles: Veteran actor Wu Xiubo and screen idol Qu Chuxiao recount the defining moments that made them who they are today. Wu is elegant, wise, subtle and intense. His unique interpretations of different roles have brought him awards and recognition. Qu on the other hand, catches everyone’s attention, with his energetic and fashionable look. Echoing the global chapter Wu and Qu wearing Zegna AW2017 collection, walk along Milan streets and interact with each other. Their conversation covers their attitude towards life to their plans for their acting career.
Along with this second phase of the global campaign, the Defining Moments platform on zegna.com will feature conversations from successful individuals of different ages and cultural backgrounds from different parts of the world.