Marc Jacobs is reinventing a classic to surprise and delight his loyal followers with the launch of Marc Jacobs Mod Noir. Just as Marc Jacobs is a fashion trailblazer, so too are his fragrances. Marc’s contribution to the fragrance industry started with a signature fragrance that became an instant classic and now encompasses an exciting […]
What is the best method to build elastin and collagen? A clinically-proven treatment that builds elastin and collagen. By carefully heating the skin’s elastin and collagen to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen to repair aging skin. What is the Profound procedure like? this is a quick, single treatment performed in a physician’s office, usually in 45 minutes or less. Your doctor will provide a local anesthetic to manage comfort, the system delivers precise temperatures to the deeper skin layers, exactly where the energy being delivered is most beneficial.
The question many clients will ask themselves “Is a Profound treatment right for me?” and the answer is ideal candidates for Profound are people who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging. In clinical studies, these treatments had a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity. This is a revolutionary new energy-based facial treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. All without surgery, fillers or toxins, Profound dramatically improves aging skin, so you can look years younger.
Profound creates younger skin profoundly
What is the effect of a lack of elastin and collagen as we age? Starting in our mid 20’s, elastin starts to break down, the skin becomes less elastic and loses its spring, think of a lumpy mattress as the springs become old. What signs of aging can be treated with Profound? Profound Lift to treat sagging jowls and loose skin under the neck then there is Profound Contour to define the jawline (double chins) followed by Profound Smooth to treat other areas of loose skin
Profound from Syneron Candela, 100% response rate, a single treatment that creates elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – building blocks to keep your skin smooth and elastic. No toxins, fillers or surgery, Improves aging skin, and reduce the signs of aging. Wherever you live you can find a comprehensive list of Doctors and Dermatologists who offer Profound technology on the Syneron-Candela web site.
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler used Leonor Greyl products to create the look for Amber Heard for the red carpet premiere of ‘Magic Mike XXL’. “Tonight, Amber is wearing a low-cut sleeveless dress by Monique Lhuillier. It’s a really beautiful deep purple, amethyst color that’s very Hollywood, so we decided to leave her hair down and do something like a cross between Jerry Hall and Veronica Lake, super sexy for the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ premiere.
I started with her hair damp and applied Leonor Greyl Serum de Soie Sublimateur on the ends. Her ends are highlighted and more delicate so when blown out blonde hair like that can look dry when it’s really not, the serum really helps to keep the hair looking healthy and shiny. Then I applied Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice from the roots to the end and did a full blow dry. To add more volume at the top, I sprayed Voluforme into her roots.
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler for Amber Heard Magic Mike XXL premiere
Amber has finer hair, so I used a medium barrel curling iron and created really classic, loose waves set with a side part. I created the curls by first wrapping her hair around the curling iron away from the face in smaller sections for a more spiral curl. Then, after the curls have cooled, I brushed them out with a wide tooth comb to break apart the curls a bit. The look is super classic and glam and that’s who she is.
To lock in the look but keep it so that her hair was still touchable and movable, I finished by misting her whole head with Leonor Greyl Laque Souple. She looks amazing!” Leonor Greyl products are available at at Saks Fifth Avenue as well as on line at www.saksfifthavenue.com.
Skip heavy perfumes refresh with Frédéric Malle Shower Gels, that come in nine divine scents.
Bigarade: Built on a singular bitter freshness, an excess of hesperidic notes, a touch of rose and a woody base reinforce its unique and natural structure.
Géranium Pour Monsieur: A heart of geranium from China, mint and aniseed notes, spices such as clove and cinnamon, sandalwood and a large dose of white musks are the principle actors of this novel genre.
Bois d’Orage: The ultimate man’s scent. With a heart of angelica, cedar wood and vetiver, this powerful fragrance is sensual and refined, aromatic and spicy.
Skip heavy perfumes refresh with Frédéric Malle Shower Gels
En Passant: A radiant and serene perfume that captures notes of simple white lilac, accompanied shyly by orange leaves, cucumber and wheat.
Lipstick Rose : Like a dash of lipstick with its rose and violet-flavored bonbon scent. Grapefruit and violet enhance the fragrance’s rose note. The backdrop is musk and vanilla with a hint of vetiver and amber.
Lys Méditerranée: Sea spray mingles with spicy ginger lilies Imagine a scorching summer evening as the Mediterranean Sea spray mingles with the spicy scent of ginger lilies. Orange blossom gives way to a marine top note. One inhales the froth of the lily with hints of musk and vanilla.
Eau de Magnolia: A timeless summer perfume. Fresh chypre, a very natural smelling note, is animated by a somber base of vetiver and patchouli.
Vetiver Extraordinaire: A new, softer essence of vetiver matches with five woody notes to play up the scent’s various facets. The result is something surprisingly fresh and crisp.
Carnal Flower: Essential for date-night, tuberose exudes an almost carnal smell, in a harmony of flower shop freshness, spicy camphorous, and milky sweetness.
Skip heavy perfumes refresh with Frédéric Malle Shower Gels
Frédéric Malle introduced the Editions de Parfums in 2000, as a completely original concept whereby the world’s greatest noses composed exclusive, creative fragrances that would be sold under their creator’s names. In an era in which most companies attach more importance to brand names, by intensified marketing campaigns, Malle brings the attention back to the product itself: perfume. Through a simple “back to basics” ideology, the Editions de Parfums are challenging all prevailing trends.
This July, M•A•C Cosmetics relocates its Oxford Street M•A•C Pro location to The Intersection, Paddington. With Sydney drawing 8.5 million domestic visitors per year, and an additional 3 million international visitors, this high-fashion strip of boutiques acts as a main hub of shopping for Sydney’s street style natives and vacationers alike.
The M•A•C Pro store at The Intersection is neighbor to both local and international designer boutiques, luring in those on fashion’s pulse. Not only will The Intersection’s visitors be able to shop their favorite M•A•C products, but they’ll also find Fashion Week’s focal trends easily translated by M•A•C’s expert Artists through lessons, demos and applications.
M•A•C Cosmetics returns to Paddington Sydney
“M•A•C Cosmetics and fashion have gone hand-in-hand since the brand’s conception,” said Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, M•A•C Cosmetics. “We provide backstage support for over 200 fashion shows per season, over 20 in Australia alone. Where better for the Sydney street style aficionado to complete their look or acquire our latest designer collaboration?”
Whether a visitor experiencing the brand for the first time, or the makeup savvy customer eager to hone their artistic skills, M•A•C Pro welcomes all with its bright interior, lined from wall to wall with the brand’s colourful product offerings. “We designed this space uniquely for The Intersection shopper,” James Gager, Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director, M•A•C Cosmetics. “We wanted it to feel like an artist’s studio, encouraging both the seasoned and novice artist to explore the infinite possibilities of M•A•C’s colour range.”
Upon entering, guests are greeted by a brightly lit wall with multi-colored light strips, evocative of the brand’s colour authority. Those who are traveling will find that Artists speaking English, Spanish and Italian are also on-hand to lend their expertise. Unique from Australia’s other M·A·C locations, M·A·C Pro at The Intersection offers shoppers access to the brand’s signature line in addition to the brand’s exclusive M·A·C Pro products, created specifically to meet the creative needs of the makeup professional.
The very talented M•A•C Cosmetics senior artist Carol Mackie makeup artist to celebrities such as Fergi, Black Eyed Peas, Gemma Ward, Nicole Trunfio, Tina Arena, Emily Barclay, Kate Waterhouse, Vanessa Amorossi, Rebecca Judd and Ruby Rose. Carol is based around Australia, but with the new opening you may be lucky to find her for a personalized consultation for all your M•A•C Cosmetics.
M•A•C Cosmetics The Intersection, Paddington 18A Glenmore Road Paddington, New South Wales 2021.
Marc Jacobs is reinventing a classic to surprise and delight his loyal followers with the launch of Marc Jacobs Mod Noir. Just as Marc Jacobs is a fashion trailblazer, so too are his fragrances. Marc’s contribution to the fragrance industry started with a signature fragrance that became an instant classic and now encompasses an exciting collection of scents filled with sophistication, charm, and personality. He has built a brand with a broad appeal and brought a whole new generation of loyal fragrance lovers along for the ride. The juice takes its inspiration from Marc’s favorite flower, the gardenia, which interprets the scent with a modern and upscale feel.
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir
Created with Jean-Claude Delville, the Marc Jacobs Mod Noir fragrance elevates signature scent into a contemporary sphere. Just as Marc Jacobs is a fashion trailblazer, so too are his fragrances.. He has built a brand with a broad appeal and brought a whole new generation of loyal fragrance lovers along for the ride. The airy floral fragrance opens with a field of lush, dewy greens, which gives way to freshly cut gardenias floating atop sparkling water, creamy musks leave a sensual dry down on the skin.
The bottle was designed by Established in collaboration with Marc Jacobs and is inspired by Marc’s quirky, striped fashion prints and interplay of black and white in his iconic runway collections. The unique bottle is a hallmark of Marc’s love for bold elements that cleverly juxtapose classic and modern styles. The linear stripes contrast the circular shape of the bottle while the shiny lacquer plays opposite to the matte frosted finish. The contemporary design of the deluxe carton adds to the sophistication and modernity of Mod Noir’s look.
The advertising was shot by world-renowned fashion photographer, Raymond Meier, a current contributing photographer to Vogue and The New York Times. Marc Jacobs Mod Noir will be available exclusively at Sephora and Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide.
The 25th Qingdao International Beer Festival kicks off in August. It is co-hosted by Qingdao Municipal Tourism Administration. This year, the festivities will take place in two major venues: the Century Plaza Beer City in Laoshan District (east venue), and the Golden Beach west side in Huangdao District (west venue). The annual affair promises musical performances, art parades, promotional activities, and of course, lots and lots of beer. Since 1991, beer aficionados from both China and around the world have gathered at this seaside city for some fun in the sun, as the event — as well as the ale — have become hallmarks of Qingdao.
Sometimes referred to as Asia’s Oktoberfest, festivities usually begin the second weekend in August with a Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, preceded by an Opening Ceremony Concert on Friday night at TianTai Stadium. It concludes with a “Cheers to the World” (GānBēi 干杯) and Closing Ceremony. If you intend on making it a family event, go early in the morning or get there in the late afternoon and leave before dark to go enjoy the sunset at Shilaoren Beach. The Qingdao International Beer Festival (青岛国际啤酒节) “real” party starts after the sun goes down, with heavy drinking, dancing, and the inevitable … drunken participants.
2015 Qingdao International Beer Festival
While the 200+ year old Munich Oktoberfest primarily focuses on local breweries, the Qingdao International Beer Festival (青岛国际啤酒节) is open to both Chinese and foreign brew masters. Since its inauguration, more than 200 beer brands from all over the world have successfully participated. The Beer Fest lasts for 16 days with themed events in an amusement park setting located at TsingTao Beer Passion Square (Century Plaza) in Qingdao’s Laoshan District. Qingdao is the largest beer production base in China and the Beer Festival provides a great opportunity to show-off the city’s distinctiveness.
Visitors who want to further explore the city can stroll along the Stone Man Bathing Beach at sunset, or try some of the city’s famously fresh seafood. For more information on Qingdao and the Qingdao International Beer Festival.
Hunger doesn’t stand a chance against “Meatzilla,” a towering, three-story-high, monster-sized bag of Jack Link’s® jerky that today roared into New York City’s Meatpacking District. Spurring the epic takeover was National Jerky Day, celebrated every June 12. The giant meat bag descended on Gansevoort Plaza this morning, dangling from an enormous crane to deliver its mighty, meaty cargo. The neighborhood was reclaimed as the “Meatsnacking District,” to the delight of jerky fans.
Meatzilla takes Manhattan destroying all hunger in its path
“National Jerky Day is our favorite day of the year because we get to honor America’s love for jerky,” said Kevin Papacek, director of marketing, Jack Link’s. “This year, we wanted to showcase our passion for jerky bigger than ever before by unveiling Meatzilla. While Meatzilla may not be able to feed jerky lovers across the nation, we invite everyone to grab a bag of Jack Link’s and feed their wild side!”
The largest bag of jerky the world has ever seen
When it comes to great-tasting, satisfying protein snacks, Jack Link’s has it in the bag — a very, very big bag. Measuring 30 feet tall by 28 feet wide, the bag showcases Jack Link’s new packaging design and the jerky inside features an improved jerky formulation that simplified the label without sacrificing taste or quality. “People keep telling us they eat a ‘ton’ of jerky and they want more,” said Papacek. “They tell us on social media, in research groups and at retail stores and events, so we decided to make the bag they’ve been asking for. So far we’ve just made this one, but we think we’re on to something.”
Celebrating National Jerky Day
What better way to party on National Jerky Day than with free jerky? From sunup to sundown, Jack Link’s Jerky samples with the new product formulation will be distributed to passersby in Gansevoort Plaza. Adding to the festivities, the elusive Sasquatch is also rumored to be making an appearance. Even if you aren’t in New York City, you can enter for a chance to win a one-year supply of Jack Link’s jerky by submitting a photo with a bag of Jack Link’s using hashtag #Meatzilla and tagging Jack Link’s in the photo. More details and the official rules can be found at www.jacklinks.com/jerkyday.
A giant-sized donation, too
Jack Link’s will donate a full ton of jerky to Food Bank For New York City, part of the Feeding America network, the nationwide group of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Protein snacks are important to food banks and this donation will provide 409,600 grams of protein or 51,200 servings of jerky. In addition to this donation, Jack Link’s annually gives over $1 million worth of product donations to charities across the country.“We truly appreciate the support of Jack Link’s, a new product donor to Feeding America member food banks,” said Bill Thomas, chief supply chain officer, Feeding America.
A rich tradition in meat snacks
Jack Link’s mission has been, and always will be, to lead the protein snacks category. With that comes a deep understanding of what it takes to make high-quality, great-tasting jerky. Jack Link’s food scientists worked for three years to develop a proprietary process to remove MSG and preservatives without sacrificing taste, texture or quality. As the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide, Jack Link’s new product formulation addresses the desires of consumers who want cleaner labels and healthier snacks without sacrificing taste. A 1-ounce serving of Jack Link’s Original Beef Jerky, for example, is packed with 12 grams of protein, has just 80 calories, and is 95 percent fat free. In addition, the new product formulation for all of Jack Link’s jerky products features no added MSG, no artificial preservatives and no added sodium nitrate.
Jack Link’s® Protein Snacks – Feed Your Wild Side™
Jack Link’s is a global leader in protein snacks and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link’s is a family-owned company that represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust, with the mission to Feed Your Wild Side. Jack Link’s offers more than 100 premium protein snacks in a variety of flavors, sizes and price points, appealing to nearly every consumer and occasion. Check out JackLinks.com for more information on the brand.
This summer, a new film created by Finlandia Vodka will bring 1000 years of wisdom to viewers, aimed to inspire and to bring the brand’s less ordinary philosophy into their own lives. Made with Finnish glacial spring water and six-row barley, and world-renowned for its craftsmanship and clean, pure taste, Finlandia is the less ordinary vodka that believes in living “a life less ordinary.” The brand’s new campaign, 1000 Years of Less Ordinary Wisdom, is an exploration of this idea. Launching worldwide on 11th June, the campaign is led by a 3-minute documentary style film which captures the wisdom of an extraordinary cast of characters.
Together with creative agency Wieden+Kennedy London and award-winning director Siri Bunford, Finlandia scoured the world to find people that embody the ‘less ordinary’ spirit, and whose ages total one thousand years. The team interviewed each of these characters with the ambition of distilling their wisdom into a documentary-style film, aiming to inspire others to lead a ‘less ordinary’ life.
Finlandia Presents 1000 Years of Less Ordinary Wisdom
From a drag-wrestler in New Mexico’s take on confidence, to a former double agent’s view on identity, the film’s nuggets of wisdom aren’t the usual, saccharine and predictable set of platitudes. 1000 Years of Less Ordinary Wisdom delivers life advice that could only come from those who together have truly lived ten centuries of ‘less ordinary.’
The film features a total of 14 characters, including New York city’s nonagenarian grande dame of fashion, Iris Apfel, kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen and Icelandic Game of Thrones actor and world’s third strongest man, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. Driven by an energetic soundtrack, footage of the characters against backdrops ranging from dense Finnish forests to the vibrant streets of New Orleans is intercut with powerful quotes of each person’s wisdom.
A cocktail recipe inspired by each character and created by Finlandia’s expert mixologists will also be released on the brand’s Facebook channel.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, will serve complimentary Italian food specialties to MO Bar guests on weekends from 30 May 2015. The MO Bar Aperitivo is served in person to guests who order a bottle of red or white wine, or a pitcher of Italian Peroni beer, making this the perfect way for “Weekend Centrals”, as habitués of Hong Kong’s most exclusive social district are known, to unwind. Unconventionally, MO Bar Aperitivo dishes are served sequentially on an artistically designed three-tiered tray.
“Weekend Centrals” can socialize their nights away with unconventional MO Bar Aperitivo
In anticipation of the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Milan this summer, MO Bar Aperitivo guests will have an opportunity to win a complimentary stay at the Italian fashion capital’s most stylish hotel by joining The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s social media campaign #MOBarHK_Aperitivo, which runs from 27 May until 17 June 2015.
Aperitivo is an Italian tradition of serving delectable edibles before dinner to stimulate appetite. Impeccably turned out, MO Bar Aperitivo is an excellent excuse for enjoying an evening out with friends and family at Central’s chicest home-away-from-home. Guests can enjoy a light, relaxed meal without the trouble of cooking at home, mix with likeminded urbanites and people watch among Hong Kong’s most stylish set before clubbing. Or, they can relax over the rustic fare, refreshing drinks and a live DJ after a typical Hong Kong day of shopping or playing.
“Weekend Centrals” can socialize their nights away with unconventional MO Bar Aperitivo
Benjamin Brial, Executive Sous Chef of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and a creator of this culinary adventure, explains the unconventional, sequential serving of dishes, “MO Bar Aperitivo revolves around our custom designed Art Deco tray. Italian salamis & charcuterie, succulent olives, Italian cheese, antipasti and crostinis arrive among the first items served to each table while you select your wine or opt for a Peroni. On the second round, expect to plunge your fork into mamma’s style lasagna, arancini, grilled polenta & fritto misto served steaming hot when you order your next bottle.”
MO Bar Aperitivo is available on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Prices for selected bottled wines and Peroni start from HKD498 plus 10% service charge. For reservations or more information, please call MO Bar on +852 2132 0077 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pepsi® is putting creative control of its most iconic brand equity; the Pepsi can, in the hands of fans. As part of the 2015 #PepsiChallenge, consumers will have the extraordinary opportunity to re-envision the universally celebrated and recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the “Live For Now” Design Challenge. Led by #PepsiChallenge global ambassador and world-renowned fashion designer and creative director, Nicola Formichetti, the “Live for Now” Design Challenge will kick-off with a design concept from Formichetti, featuring his beloved Nicopanda emblem, that will serve as inspiration and lay the groundwork showcasing where consumers can go with their own submissions. A blank Pepsi can, with only the logo intact, allows consumers to re-imagine the facade of the Pepsi can, with the only limitations their own imagination.
Pop culture icon the PepsiChallenge redesign Pepsi Can
“I find inspiration around me constantly, particularly by the borderless world of design. From fashion and architecture to products and brands, design can be found in many mediums and created by individuals of all talents,” said Formichetti. “The ‘Live for Now’ Design Challenge was a challenge I couldn’t wait to accept and I am excited to see what the world conceives of and shares back.”
Beginning today and continuing through May 13th, submissions from around the world will be accepted on www.PepsiChallenge.com, with one (1) winning designer offered a once-of-a-lifetime design experience at the PepsiCo Design & Innovation Center in New York City working alongside PepsiCo’s industry-leading design team. Top submissions will be judged by Formichetti, PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini and a hand-selected committee of design-world notables “The new Pepsi Challenge is all about encouraging consumers around the world to step out of their comfort zone and accept a new challenge and opportunity.
Design has long been a haven for those who dare to do differently, so we wanted one of our first global challenges to connect with this bold creative class directly,” said Kristin Patrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverage Brands. “In a year of challenges, we have also turned the lens on ourselves to look at our brand differently. We’re turning over our most cherished piece of equity and our most visible piece of real estate – the facade of the Pepsi can – to consumers around the world to reimagine. We can’t wait to see the results.”
Shoe takes soft elegance in a dreamlike context that enhances its uniqueness, the handmade is expression of imagination created through the combination of tradition and innovation. Santoni SS16 collection is the result of an aesthetic and artisanal research involved in a constant evolution. It outlines the image of a man that is out of the ordinary and travels with the same nonchalance through different worlds and styles.
The taste for a present and persistent manual skill is never flaunted. Santoni shoes are precious objects with no preciosity. This season shapes are shortened and thinned down creating new balances. The detail of the vamp closed by a double buckle is recurrent and characterizes classic double monkstrap in precious and surreal nuances, woven python or suede slippers and leather sandals.
Cuts reveal the foot, redesigning its silhouette: no stitching and sharp profiles. Island soles and hand-sewn opanka shells bestow new presence to the lace-ups, while the two-color shoes nod to a modernized yesteryear’s elegance. Softness is also a recurrent value. Unlined and graphic sneakers show a casual allure that can also be found in the bags: completely deconstructed attachés and briefcases.
From candid to burnt leathers, from intense brown to deep orange and red, from the shades of blue to night black, the color tones are dense and masculine. Materials are enveloping and precious; brushed calfskin, crocodile, kangaroo, silklike moose and aged calf with gloss finishing.
Santoni Man – Shoe Tales SS16
This season Santoni exits the boutique of via Montenapoleone to occupy the elegant spaces of Palazzo Bocconi with an installation conceived by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, visionary duo of curators and creative directors, authors of sensational multi-sensory interventions. For Santoni, Kinmonth and Monfreda imagined a dialogue between past and present, tradition and innovation. A collection of collages gathered in a great book of alchemic flavor, will be the protagonist of the presentation that will be enlivened by a video in which shoes move in a dreamlike dimension. The dialogue among languages conveys the spatial tangibility to the essence of the world Santoni: tactile, artisanal, contemporary yet timeless.
“For the China-themed MET Gala this year, Claire is wearing a Valentino dress that is a deep bottle green, really beautiful, delicate and quite formal. So, we thought for her hair she needed to look more comfortable and cool. The look is simple, but still chic and elegant – rough and finished at the same time.
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler used Leonor Greyl – Claire Danes MET Gala
I first began by towel drying her hair and blow-drying it roughly with my hands to get most of the moisture out. Then I separated her hair into sections and took about 4 handfuls of Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and applied it from scalp to ends and then sprayed Voluforme through the top sections into the roots. After spraying the roots, I took the Leonor Greyl Wide Tooth Comb and combed her hair from the roots up and back straight up off the face. I created a low side part on the right and pushed it into place, then let the look set.
I went back with the blow dryer and rough dried the rest of her hair with my fingers to get the remaining moisture out. While it was drying, I added a bit more Voluforme as needed when I thought it looked too “clean” since we wanted the look to have purpose and direction. Once done, I went back with Leonor Greyl Sérum de Soie Sublimateur to break up the look and give it a little more shine and finish.
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler used Leonor Greyl – Claire Danes MET Gala
The focus of her look tonight was really all on the hairline – lifting it up and off the face. The combination of the Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and Voluforme at the roots really made the look. The mousse is conditioning and gives a lot of body while the Voluforme really gets into the roots to give me that lift and hold that I’m looking for so the roots aren’t going to collapse, the volume isn’t going away – it looks subtle, but has really powerful hold.”
For connoisseurs of color there is no blue quite like that found in a fine sapphire. That has helped make the blue sapphire one of the most mysterious, and coveted, of all gems. This spring renowned Swiss jewellers Gübelin probes the depths of this unforgettable stone through a set of very special pieces. Blue sapphires have captured the imagination for millennia. Deep, alluring, and often unfathomable, their subtle shades have often been associated with the blue of heaven and the all-encompassing sky. This has made them almost divine to many, symbols of nobility, virtue and wisdom.
Gübelin delves deep into the mystery of sapphire
Anyone who has had the good fortune to gaze into a fine blue sapphire, however, knows that it is a stone of great depth as well. Its mysterious hues pull one in, revealing a deep blue world full of marvel. Evoking the depths of the sea, sapphire blue can therefore also remind us of the origins of life. That makes it a potent symbol of life’s deeper meanings, of important connections, whether in nature or in our own lives, of loyalty and of the nurturing of deep friendships and lasting relationships.
Whatever one sees or associates with it, the blue sapphire is doubtless one of the most beguiling and inspiring of gems. This spring the House of Gübelin, renowned for its handcrafted high-end jewellery as well as for its expertise in coloured gems, presents a set of very special pieces centred on remarkable sapphires. Among the highlights is a superb 10.7 ct, pillow-shape Kashmir sapphire, set in a platinum ring with brilliant-cut diamonds and four smaller drop-cut sapphires.
The pieces, which include several other fine rings as well as necklaces and drop-earrings, are part of Gübelin’s Gem Classics Collection. As with all Gübelin jewellery, they are inspired by both the outer and the inner beauty of these extraordinary stones. They will appeal to all to those who seek a deeper luxury, one grounded in natural elegance and beauty, fine workmanship and the highest levels of quality.
Rosie is part of a generation of models, including peers Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, who aren’t just gorgeous, globe-trotting women but also incredibly ambitious. “Being a model, being an actress – it’s not decided by you. You’re chosen. You’re cast, and that’s fantastic, of course,” says Rosie. “There has always been a big part of me that wants to make things happen for myself. I’d like to get myself into a position where I’m starting something on my own. That’s my focus this year.” Off to an impeccable start, she is in the upcoming post-apocalyptic flick Mad Max and just debuted a new collection of her lingerie line, Rosie for Autograph, as well as her recently launched fragrance by the same name. This, in addition to her various campaigns and cover shoots, of course.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Violet Grey
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on her very first nude photoshoot:
“I was in London and it was a different time. I honestly think I was a lot more free when I was younger; Kate Moss was my favorite supermodel and she always took her clothes off for anything. It was like, ‘Well if it’s good enough for Kate…’”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the business of being “Rosie”:
“I believe who you surround yourself is a reflection of yourself. There’s a quote I have always liked by Will Rogers: ‘It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute’”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on her career ambitions:
“Being a model, being an actress—it’s not decided by you. You’re chosen. You’re cast, and that’s fantastic, of course. There is always a sense of pride when you make the cut, but there has always been a big part of me that wants to make things happen for myself. I’d like to get myself into a position where I’m starting something on my own. That’s my focus for this year.”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on eating right to keep in shape:
“I don’t want to be that miserable girl pushing a salad around my plate…At home; I eat clean, organic, and simple. And when I go out with friends, I enjoy myself…I couldn’t live life just restrictive all the time. It’s just no fun to me. That’s not a way to live. It’s all balance.”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on her daytime makeup look:
“…I don’t wear a ton of it, but I will always have a little foundation on, I’m a big fan of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. It’s a really natural foundation, so it just gives me a simple coverage. Then I put on Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color in Rosebud and a little bit of YSL Babydoll Mascara in Wheedler Brown and a little bit of Eve Lom Kiss Mix and that suits me for the day, really.”
All photography was shot by Ben Hassett
BEAUTY CREDIT Makeup by: Alice Lane | Hair by: Jenny Cho | Nails by: Marisa Carmichael | Fashion Editor: Simon Robins
Timberland hits the road this spring, with a special Road Trip; an engaging campaign that reinforces Timberland’s position as the premier outdoor lifestyle brand. Timberland are working with some of Europe’s most influential ‘Mark Makers’ to participate in the project. Entitled ‘Mark Makers: 2 Days 1 Bag, the Road Trip’, the concept involves the style ambassadors from 7 European countries documenting a unique trip where they are encouraged to “get lost” and feel in their Timberland element using the bespoke hashtags; #InMyElement, #2days1bag, to post the action!
In the UK, Timberland have partnered with TV presenter Rick Edwards to take a trip across the English Channel to the Isle of Wight. Known for his style credentials, Rick travels from the city to the coast armed with a bag of Timberland wears fit for the demands of everyday urban life. Timberland follows Rick from start to finish on this personal journey where he reflects on the moments in his life that have made a mark.
Timberland – Mark Makers 2 Days 1 Bag the Road Trip
Throughout this project where anything could happen, the campaign will be illustrating the spontaneity and adaptive style of living and travelling with Timberland – ready for anything in the freedom of the great outdoors or in the bustle of the city. Everything Rick needs for the 2 days road trip will be in 1 bag, highlighting how functional and versatile the Timberland® S15 collection really is.
Timberland® fans both new and old can constantly follow the action thanks to the digital format. Following Rick over 2 unpredictable days in an awe-inspiring location will be easy – only a click, tap or swipe away and who knows, it could even inspire your next getaway!
Once the road trips are complete, the final edited stories will be available to view on Timberland’s® own social media channels and site http://www.timberlandonline.co.uk/. Video recording will highlight the discoveries and hidden gems of each of the ambassadors’ chosen locations, all in the latest must-have items from Timberland.
Anyone can be part of the action by creating their own dream Timberland ‘Bag for 2 Days’ online, with each winner receiving the bag as a gift.
Summer vacation is right around the corner, and it’s the quintessential time for kids to play, make new friends, discover and experience the world beyond school. This is also an exceptional opportunity for families to bond, nurturing kids’ ideas, values and talent while traveling together! The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay is proud to announce the launch of the Super Ritz Kids Summer Camp to create a wonderful summer vacation fulfilled with priceless memories, high quality social interactions and wider horizons through sports, art, culture, language and much more.
Ritz Kids Summer Camp – The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay
Since the start of 2015, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay has rolled out numerous privileges for Ritz Kids, such as complimentary breakfast for all guests under 12 and provision of 30 children care amenities. To further create unforgettable experiences for youngsters, the Super Ritz Kids Summer Camp, to be held from July 17 to August 30, 2015, combines entertainment and education in a series of adventures, leaving children with happy, lasting summer memories.
The program revolves around the four pillars of the Ritz Kids Program: “water”, “land”, “culture” and “environmental responsibility” — campaigns designed by our international coaches. From water activities, land exploration and cultural immersion to environmental protection, the program aims to uncover kids’ potential, boost strength and stamina, cultivate a sense of teamwork, and enhance leadership and communication. Over 30 fascinating courses, tailor-made summer camp amenities, and exclusive kids butler will create an unforgettable summer memories combining entertainment and education. Besides, hotel is also on a mission to delight our young guests by opening The Ritz-Carlton Future Ladies & Gentlemen courses lead by our etiquette master who will focus on three etiquette fields:Table Etiquette, Building Confidence and Elegant Postures.
“Every kid has their own unique talents and passions. Perhaps they dream of becoming their idol, who is outgoing, popular and fun. At the same time, every parent wants their child to be innovative, independent and eventually a leader among their peers, The Super Ritz Kids Summer Camp is specially designed to exceed your expectations with compelling activities, proactive international coaches, five star children care and a completely child-friendly environment. We are committed to bringing out your child’s best traits through this summer.” Mr. Hoss Vetry said, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay.Let’s spend an amazing summer holiday together with your little ones and discover their talents through a series of adventure!
About Ritz Kids
The Ritz-Carlton aims to delight younger guests by making memories that last well beyond their hotel stays. Ritz Kids is an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that children will always treasure at The Ritz-Carlton.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. James Corden, of The Late Late Show on CBS, was the host for the evening. For the fourteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski.
The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, presented by Amanda Seyfried. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Tom Ford by Joshua Jackson. Tabitha Simmons took home the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, presented by Taraji P. Henson.
The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards
Pharrell Williams was presented the Fashion Icon award by Kanye West. Williams addressed his stylistic journey, crediting his early proclivity for do-it-yourself on Chuck Taylor sneaker as a key inspiration. “Freedom is whatever you want it to be,” he said.
The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards show program and red carpet coverage hosted by Kelly Osbourne will be featured exclusively on www.cfda.com “Fashion creates dreams and makes them happen,” said CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. “We are here tonight to celebrate fashion designers and their impact.”
“Tonight, we honor talent in our industry at every level – the legendary, the established, and the emerging,” said CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb.
“We are thrilled about our ongoing partnership with the CFDA which offers a great opportunity to support the American fashion community. The impact of winning an award on the career of an emerging designer is invaluable and in line with Swarovski’s commitment to foster the next generation of talent,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.
Gigi Hadid and Zachary Quinto presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Rosie Assoulin. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel.
Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Betsey Johnson by Kelly Osbourne for her enduring and creative influence on fashion. The Founders Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert was presented to Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc. by David Remnick of The New Yorker.
The Media Award which is given for excellence in journalism and was originally created in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, was presented to Kevin Systrom for Instagram by Kim Kardashian West. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino were recognized with this year’s International Award, presented by Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia and Valeria Golino.
Disneyland Resort premiered a spectacular new nighttime parade and innovative fireworks-and-projection show for the “Disneyland Diamond Celebration” that marks 60 years of magic at the Happiest Place on Earth. Tomorrow, the event officially opens to guests, starting with a 24-hour party at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks that serves as a kick-off to Diamond Celebration and to the summer family travel season.
For six decades, the Disneyland Resort has explored the frontiers of immersive storytelling and entertainment technology, bringing exciting attractions and inventive entertainment to life for guests from around the world. “Few companies have both a legendary past as well as a limitless future,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “But we had the great fortune to be founded with a spirit of creativity and innovation — one that continues to define this phenomenal company, allowing us to keep moving forward to meet the future without ever losing sight of who we are and where it all started. We’re thrilled to usher in Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary and celebrate the triumph of imagination in a place where dreams really do come true.”
Disneyland Resort 60 Years of Magic with Three New Nighttime Spectaculars
A glittering new parade, new fireworks spectacular and all-new “World of Color” show raise the bar, once again, on creativity and entertainment technology, keeping the Disneyland Resort and its guests forever young. “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will join Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas to entertain guests in this fun-filled new presentation of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular in Disney California Adventure.
Both epic and intimate in scope, “World of Color – Celebrate!” brings to life the remarkable story of Walt and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score. Guests will take an inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments around the world and the dream of Disneyland Park. “World of Color – Celebrate!” reminds guests that, if they never give up on their dreams, anything is possible.
Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, lit up the Harbour City as the much anticipated annual 18 day event, on this year from 22 May to 8 June, got underway. Sydney’s iconic landmarks, its Harbour and urban spaces were transformed by 3D projections and over 60 light installations including the sails of the World Heritage Sydney Opera House.
Just seven years since it first began, Vivid Sydney will again take its visitors from across the world on a journey of creative discovery using light, music and ideas as its platform. Last year the Festival welcomed 1.43 million people. “For 18 days and nights visitors will experience Sydney like never before as the city bursts with creativity and sheer, brilliant light. It’s truly an un-missable event, and one which we are very proud of,” said NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres.
Vivid Light stretches across The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Martin Place in the Central Business District, The Star & Pyrmont as well as new areas for Vivid in 2015 — Central Park in Chippendale, awarded the world’s best tall building, and Chatswood to the city’s north. Lighting artists from around the world were invited to submit their creative ideas, with 140 chosen from 16 countries to create their unique works during Vivid Sydney.
The Vivid Music program of cutting edge music including Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House showcases unique performances and collaborations, presenting over 90 performances in venues across the city including Grace Jones, Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns and legendary Australian band The Hoodoo Gurus.
Vivid Ideas brings audiences some of the most intelligent and creative minds, who will be together for talks, seminars, conferences, workshops and forums on a grand scale. With 150 sessions and over 400 speakers, the Vivid Ideas program boasts highlights including Multi-Emmy winning writer Matthew Weiner — series creator and exec producer of Mad Men and former executive producer of The Sopranos, and Tyler Brule, founder of Wallpaper and Monocle magazines and one of the most influential global figures in publishing and branding. Weiner and Brule will share their insights following their worldwide success in the creative industry.
“Each and every year, Vivid Sydney aims to connect and inspire people in a shared, vibrant, multi-coloured experience. Vivid Sydney puts art into the hands of the public, giving visitors a visually triumphant feast of artistic and technical innovation,” said Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Office of Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency, which owns and manages Vivid Sydney.
ZO® Medical therapeutic skincare protocols include using RESTORCALM™ a cream designed to help reduce redness, calm irritation, and stimulate skin’s natural barrier restoration. It provides immediate relief, comfort and hydration for sensitive, weak, dry or compromised skin.
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RESTORCALM™ a deep repair treatment
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You can adjust the comfort level of the Brightenex™ or Retamax™ treatments if you need too, by mixing equal parts of Brightenex™ or Retamax™ with RESTORCALM™ to calm an anticipated reaction. I have seen an increased redness on my skin in the evenings after I progress with Retamax™ and using the RESTORCALM™ afterwards has visibly taken away the slight irritation. I can mix more RESTORCALM™ if needed and give my skin a comfortable, cool relief sensation while my skin adjusts to the Retinol.
RESTORCALM™ a deep repair treatment
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