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2021-09-17

BRIONI x Brad Pitt AW2021 Advertising Campaign

Brioni AW2021 advertising campaign featuring House ambassador Brad Pitt and marks Pitt’s fourth campaign for the brand. Shot by photographer Mikael Jansson on the terrace of Suite 64 at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, the images show Pitt’s relaxed confidence and style. The campaign features garments which reflect the House’s sartorial heritage combined with a contemporary twist. Looks in tonal colors, including eveningwear crafted from RWS sustainable wool and ultra soft knitwear, are inspired by Brioni’s traditional tailoring but also embrace new and more relaxed styles. The Roman nonchalance, integral to the ethos of House, is inherent in the fabric and construction of the garments.

2021-09-16

SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO


SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Art Direction: 
Anthony Vaccarello

Director: 
Gray Sorrenti

Talents: 
Romeo Beckham
Hailey Bieber
Sonny Hall
Megan Miles
Anok Yai

#YSL 
#SaintLaurent
#YvesSaintLaurent 
@anthonyvaccarello

2021-09-15

Revitalizing Wellness Staycation At The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

From the mindfulness of a wellness beachfront retreat staycation to a series of tailored wellness programs are offered to pamper and revitalize your wellbeing, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel boosts your staycation by nourishing your soul, bringing out your inner spark and empowering a balanced lifestyle with a memorable story to share. mylifestylenews writes.


Wellbeing is essential and positive energy is what we all need, especially at this unprecedented time of various precautionary measures when we are out and about. With strict travel restrictions, a well-deserved staycation is hard to come by and you need to be cautious in planning, as we are not only looking for destinations that would mesmerize our travel, but the experience and the unforgettable memories (only for the good ones) to bring home matters.

With positive energy and eventually to rediscover yourself as well as your lifestyle, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel - the region’s first family-friendly wellness resort - offers a wellness retreat and service that is designed to suit your wellness goals and lifestyle, combining a thoughtful comfort as well as contemporary design tucked away in a sanctuary on the east crescent of the Palm Jumeirah Dubai.


A wide selection of in-depth curated bespoke wellness retreats are offered for a duration of one day to two weeks or longer with pre-arrival consultation to understand the baseline and individual well-being goals. The 24-hour Retreat and 1-Night Staycation is rather selling like hot cakes to help you disconnect from your busy daily routine and reconnect with yourself through inspirational retreat programs to rediscover your focus by living a healthier lifestyle.


Upon check-in, an arrival ritual aroma and color therapy infused with a pranayama experience takes place as an art of welcoming guests. A special energy bracelet is offered and the ritual is conducted by the resort’s Director of Wellbeing in a small Rayya Wellness Lounge adjacent to the hotel lobby to ignite your inner spark. A brief breathing session helps to calm our body and mind followed by picking up our preferred color card based on our current sentiment that transpires our mood followed by the matching aroma to soothe our body and mind. A rather relaxing few minutes to set our mind free and let go of the stone shoulder weight, unleash the negative vibe and make ready to activate the staycation mood.


We were upgraded to a corner premium one bedroom suite with a separate living room and extra guest toilet facilities separated from the King size bed room. The 337sqf room size was rather congested by the unwieldy lounge chairs especially in the living area that cramped up the space, creating a more claustrophobic airspace.

You may also have to get used to the intended closed curtain service even during the day to block the high summer heat from outside the long balcony that is overlooking the swimming pool as well as the Palm Jumeirah sea view with the distant Dubai skyline.

Premium one bedroom suite 


Vibe Restaurant


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Vibe Restaurant offering a wide selection of nutria spread from the buffet. While healthy eating is more than just the food you eat, it is also the lifestyle you follow along the journey towards a healthier and happier you.


The buffet selection is rather fascinating - from its choice and nutrition value and a specially crafted dietary plan can also be arranged that is designed to help you achieve your wellness goals while enjoying delightful perks from their Rayya Nutri menu plan.


You can customize between slimmer, balanced, athletic, vegan or even a Paleo-friendly meal plans but one must know how to control your appetite by not overly indulging especially when you have signed up for your wellbeing retreat program.


A good spread of Nutria Menu Buffet

There is a beachfront infinity pool from where you can just chill and look at the views of the Palm and beyond, although when the hotel is very busy, the pool is not large enough to accommodate the deluge of guests. There is also a roped off area for swimming in the sea water, but the water in Dubai is not our favourite thing when it comes to enjoying a swim.

As the temperature was over 40 degrees, the climate controlled pool water was just the tonic for cooling down! Incidentally, adjacent to the pool is a foot reflexology stone path, walking on bare feet on the uneven sharp stones may seem quite tense at first but its helps to stimulate your blood flow circulation – no pain, no gain, as they say and quite equivalent to a good cardio warm up, we highly recommend that you give it a try on this ancient method of natural healing.


Various wellness sessions are organized for the reatreat program and a group meditation breaks for de-stress at the Yoga Sudio at Rayya Wellness in the late afternoon is organized. We headed to the Club Lounge for a short afternoon tea before a 60-minute spa treatment back at Rayya Wellnesss with an extended 15-minute oxygen therapy session at the relaxation lounge.


Freshly made detox drinks are ready for us to pick up at Chapters Lobby Café before we headed to the beach and to stretch out at the pool. Spice up your appetite
 with Sweet Shake, Chocolate Bliss, Pina Colada, Red Beet…just to name a few for you to pick on your prefer choice with various healthy, detoxifying and revitalizing ingredients made from fruits and vegetables. Simply refreshing and it is one of the best ways to quench your thirst after the spa treatment.


Relaxing Club Lounge


Before we called it a night, a customized detox in-room salt bath self care ritual awaits us when we returned to our room after dinner. Mediation music fills the air in the room for further relaxation and encouraging a deep sleep ahead.


A rather early morning (0645H) green detox shot is delivered and served in the suite follow by a group breath-work and core strength focus yoga session at the swimming pool deck lead by Anirban – our yoga coach aka Wellness Manager. The breath-work covers basic to advanced breathing techniques to help strengthen lung capacity and oxygen intake and help to reduce stress levels, anxiety, breathlessness and achieve by increasing awareness, relaxation and focus while the Yoga session helps you build self-confidence, improve 
posture, flexibility, balance, and strengthen core muscles. The late summer morning breeze was relatively promising and resulted in quite a pleasant journey to sweat and burn off a bit of the calories from last night’s delightful dinner.

Aniban then adjourned us to the Wellness Lounge for a InBody analysis with complete assessment with body composition balance, muscle-fat, water composition, segmental lean/fat, BMI analysis and even estimating the ration of waist and hip, diagnosis of obesity and internal age test to increase longevity. I was happy to score 83/100 that reflects the evaluation of my body composition with a normal BMI, a balance on upper and lower body balance evaluation that really made my day.


Breakfast starts at 0630H and ends at 1030H and we suggest to avoid the peak hours starting at 0930H where others wake up later to catch the last session for breakfast for which it can be quite long wait. Shruiti, the hostess/waitstaff controlled the flow quite well if you have given her your name before hand to wait for your turn and to be escorted to your table. When Vibe Restaurant is full, they are thoughtfully extended the breakfast venue at Bait al Nakhla Restaurant across the lobby to cater for busy crowd.


Staying fit, rediscover and reawaken your body with a well planned wellness retreat and yet being able to indulge in healthily curated culinary choice and disconnect from your bustling routine. Fuel your body, energize your mind and awaken you senses with a short wellness staycation retreat that truly helps to reconnect ourselves and be inspired for a healthier and splendiferous lifestyle. Are you ready to commit?


Tried & Tested:

Location: 4/5

Design & Decor: 3.5/5

Room Amenities: 3/5

Housekeeping: 3/5

Food & Beverages: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Value For Money: 4/5

Experience: 4/5

 


The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel 

East Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

P.O. Box 118237

Tel: +971 4 524 7777


The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is a member of MGallery Hotel Collection

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. 

2021-09-14

Celebrities In GIVENCHY @ The 2021 MET GALA

Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Haute Couture custom made long dress in illusion tulle fully embroidered with crystals, crystal flowers and crystal fringes, worn with matching embroidered gloves, silk tulle bustier and beige leather sandals designed by Matthew M. Williams to the 2021 Met Gala celebrating In America: A Lexicon of Fashion exhibition.

Finneas O’Connell in Givenchy red wool U-Lock jacket with notched lapel worn with matching trousers, red wool and mohair shirt, red patent leather boots and red balaclava embroidered with red crystals designed by Matthew M. Williams.


Gillian Anderson in a Chloé @ The 2021 MET GALA


Gillian Anderson in a Chloé made-to-measure charcoal grey dress in repurposed organic silk crepe with a halter neckline to the 2021 MET GALA celebrating In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. At its centre, an ammonite nautilus shell is incorporated seamlessly into the dress using hand-knotted macrame techniques. Ammonites lived during the periods of Earth’s history known as the Jurassic and Cretaceous. Together, these represent a time interval of about 140 million years.


Celebrities In VERSACE @ The 2021 MET GALA

Lupita Nyong'o in a custom Atelier Versace gown inspired by Versace Jeans Couture's love of American denim. The design featured a sculptural haute couture silhouette and enriched with crystal-adorned georgette underskirt with thigh high slit.

Eiza González wore an Atelier Versace gown inspired by the golden age of Hollywood glamour. The scarlet gown was enriched with shimmering crystals and the unique neckline draped around the back to form an elegant glove.

Lil Nas X told a three-part LGBTQ+ American fairytale through his looks.


He arrived on the red carpet in a dramatic cape that exudes regality and represents concealing one's true self. The cape was then shed to reveal gleaming Medusa-adorned armor, a symbol of protection.


Finally, the armor was removed to reveal a skin-tight crystal bodysuit that represented living life as your true, unguarded self.

Channing Tatum in a classic Atelier Versace black tuxedo, white shirt, and black la greca print bow tie. The look referenced the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Imaan Hammam in an Atelier Versace gown from the SS2002 Collection. The intricately embroidered stars represented the American Flag.

Taylor Hill in an Atelier gown from the AW2015 Collection. The statuesque draping and deep shade recall the iconic Statue of Liberty.

Maluma in a custom Atelier Versace look inspired by American cowboys, a theme that has also served as inspiration for several iconic Versace collections. The scarlet-red pieces were punctuated by signature Medusa studwork that married the Versace DNA with American fashion history.

Ayesha Curry in a custom Atelier Versace gown inspired by extravagant American architecture. The gown is adorned with signature Versace elements such as Medusa charms, Greca details, and Barocco patterns. Stephen Curry wore a classic Atelier Versace tuxedo embroidered with the iconic Barocco shape. The jacket is finished with a signature buckle inspired by Versace's bondage dress.

Donatella Versace in a gown inspired by Versace's iconic bondage dress. A look she first wore in New York in 1992. The voluminous silhouette referenced the work of prominent American designer, Charles James.

Celebrities In CHOPARD @ The 2021 MET GALA

Gala Co-Chair Amanda Gorman wore Chopard earrings in 18k white gold featuring a pair a cushion shaped sapphires totaling 4.29-carats, 5-carats of diamond nizam beads and 1.22-carats of diamonds and a ring set in 18k white gold featuring a 1.77-carat cushion shaped sapphire, 2.81-carats of diamond nizam beads and 1.14-carats of diamonds both from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection.”

Sharon Stone wore Chopard earrings featuring a pair of cushion shaped emeralds totaling 13.41-carats, and 13.77-carats of diamonds set in 18k white Fairmined-certified gold from the “Precious Lace Collection” paired with a rings from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection.”

Celebrities In Valentino @ The 2021 MET GALA


Whoppi Goldberg in Valentino Haute Couture gown specially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Carey Mulligan in Valentino Haute Couture gown from AW2021/22 Des Ateliers Collection.

Janet Mock in Valentino Haute Couture gown from AW2021/22 Des Ateliers Collection.

Normani in Valentino Haute Couture gown from AW2021/22 Des Ateliers Collection.

Bee Shaffer  in Valentino Haute Couture gown specially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli.