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 […]
Your eyes and cheekbones may get all the compliments, but eyebrows are the real star of the show. Your brows reveal a lot about you, from your age to your attitude to your sense of style. That’s why the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reports in its annual member survey that brow lifts are an increasingly popular surgery.
We’ve been eyebrow obsessed for thousands of years, and trendy brow styles have been changing ever since. Picture the strong, dark brows of ancient Egyptians or the skinny high-arched brows of the 30s or Brooke Shield’s bold brows that made women the world over go crazy. Brow shapes and positions change from year-to-year. Just look at Beyonce, who’s eyebrows transform as much as she does, from thin and tapered to high-arched, and then fuller and bolder—but still perfect.
For the ideal brow, both female and male patients are coming to facial plastic surgeons for a solution. Often eyebrows are the first area to show signs of aging, after sun, wind, and gravity pull the area down. Many surgeons will perform a forehead lift to raise the eyebrows, while others provide eyebrow hair transplants. It’s an instant way to make you appear fresher and younger.
Beautiful eyebrows from brow lifts to hair transplants
In fact, according to AAFPRS data, in 2014 brow lifts were among the most popular procedures performed on adults 55+. And younger patients are seeking out brow lifts, too. Facial plastic surgeons report that about one-third of the procedures they perform on adults 35 to 55 are brow lifts.
Plus, it’s an instant way to makeover your attitude. You could be happy and joyous but your drooping brows suggest you’re tired, angry or sad. Heavy brows can also make you feel tired, while post-lift, patients report feeling refreshed and energized. “For patients who want younger looking brows, there are new techniques that surgeons use for better outcomes, faster recovery, and more effective,” says Stephen S. Park, MD, president of the AAFPRS. “We now use endoscopic surgery, which can fix everything from mildly sagging eyebrows for a lift and smooth the entire forehead area,” he says.
Endoscopic surgery features small incisions placed just behind the hairline and a use of a scope. This results in less risk of numbness and scarring, and the patient can resume their normal lifestyle faster.
For the first time, Allure, The Beauty Expert, and butter LONDON, prestige color-cosmetics and nail-lacquer brand, have joined forces to launch a limited-edition collection of nail lacquers. The ten-shade collection, named Arm Candy, was created to complement the top runway and street-style trends of fall 2015. Allure’s beauty and fashion expertise, combined with butter LONDON’s top-quality color, resulted in a range of vibrant, statement-making shades.
Like all butter LONDON lacquers, the polishes contain rich pigments for one-stroke coverage that is high-shine and chip-resistant with added benefits like vitamins B, C, and E, hydrolyzed silk and horsetail extract. Additionally, all butter LONDON lacquers are 7-free, meaning they contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene.
“There may be thousands of nail colors on the shelves, but that’s never stopped us from wanting more. At Allure, we’re always looking for new, unusual shades and twists on the classics. We designed the Arm Candy collection with butter LONDON based on trends from the runways and colors we’ve always craved, like the perfect pink that’s not too white and not too princess-y. Naming the shades was like a game of Words With Friends, with Allure’s editorial team submitting ideas that played off the Arm Candy idea,” says Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure. “butter LONDON was the perfect partner for this project, given their open creativity, their exceptional quality, and their commitment to safety. The whole project was a joy,” she adds.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Allure. The combination of butter LONDON’s expertise in offering women the most high-performance, high-style products with the incredibly talented eye of Linda Wells and her genius team resulted in a collection of covetable shades to accessorize any look, with a nod to the street style we love and draw such inspiration from,” says Sarina Godin, president of butter LONDON.
butter LONDON The Arm Candy collection
The collection will include a variety of shades and finishes, including sheer crème, crème, shimmer, textured glitter and metallic: Six limited-edition full-size (.4 fl. oz.) lacquers for $15 each: • Nude Stilettos – A sheer pink-nude, crème. Statement Piece – An opaque orange-red, crème • I’m On The List – A metallic rose-gold • Its Vintage – An opaque rust, crème • Disco Nap – A glittery charcoal • Lust or Must? – An opaque charcoal-brown, crème.
Four limited-edition fashion-size (.2 fl. oz.) lacquers, sold as a set for $30: • So Major!: A shimmery loden green • The Sweet Spot: An opaque dusty pink, crème • Violet’s Revenge: An opaque blue-purple, crème • Front Row: An opaque wine, crème
Arm Candy will be sold at all major butter LONDON retailers starting with butterlondon.com and Nordstrom in July, followed by ULTA, Sephora, and Nordstrom from August through March 2016.
Following the year anniversary of the launch of the Super Elixirtm Alkalising Greens, Elle Macpherson celebrates the success of her whole food supplement sensation, on a family vacation in Europe. The cult product now available in over 60 countries has in its first year sold out 3 times from Selfridges, and 4 times at Net-a-Porter. The only health food supplement to command a waiting list is also a firm favorite amongst celebrities from Kate Moss to Daisy Lowe and Nick Grimshaw. However, it is 51 year old founder Elle Macpherson who is still the greatest advocate with spiking sales causing the Australian WelleCo website to crash following a recent appearance on the US talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show.
Taking over Chalkboard Magazine’s Instagram feed over the weekend, Elle tells readers, “I love supporting socially responsible and ethical brands”. Speaking of her alkalising greens supplement she says, “If you haven’t tried our Alkalizing Greens, give it a go. The improvement to my digestion, energy, immune system, skin are quite amazing!” Having experienced the effects first hand, Elle explains how our modern lifestyle can upset the body’s healthy pH balance with many of us being too acidic causing many health issues.
Elle Macpherson her healthy holiday secrets
“Dr. Laubscher formulated an all-in-one supplement with highly absorbable nutrients to help the body stay alkaline. The carefully sourced and curated ingredients are treated gently and therefore easily absorbed by the cells. All 45 ingredients are derived from natural, organic and wholefoods to support all 11 systems of the body.”
WelleCo was founded by Elle Macpherson and fellow entrepreneur Andrea Bux (creator of Invisible Zinc), a company dedicated to high potency superior health supplements from natural whole foods. It provides wellness products for men, women and families. Elle and Andrea are co-Directors of the business and Elle is Creative Director. WelleCo launched The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens Supplement in 2014. The Super Elixirtm ™ 150g, 300g sachets and luxury caddy are available at www.welleco.com & Net-A-Porter. Prices start from $45.
Iconic British brand ghd and airplay blow dry bar have joined forces to take on the world of beautifully styled hair together. The blow dry bar phenomena has taken the US and Europe by storm, kicking off the competitive million dollar industry we see today and filling the niche for the city-chic woman on the go who want to make a regular blowout a reality.
Being at the forefront of this hot hair trend, airplay blow dry bar has grown into one of the biggest blow dry bar franchises in Asia and has gone from strength to strength with three stores in prime locations in Hong Kong. Since the hairstyling experts opened two years ago on Wyndham Street, airplay blow dry bar has become the place for ladies to achieve a professional, polished, glam look in the heart of Central. airplay blow dry bar has now kicked things up a notch by aligning forces with ghd, the go-to styling gadgets, to provide customers of its hip and chic blow dry bars with the ultimate blowout experience.
airplay blow dry bar provides a menu featuring a wide array of cocktail-inspired hairstyles and exclusively carries the full collection of ghd’s newest products for its skilled blowouts and updos. Guests can indulge in one of airplay’s complementary drinks and petite desserts whilst their hair is guaranteed fabulousness with professional ghd tools in under an hour. With its breakthrough, and patented tri-zone® technology, ghd stylers will leave your hair not only beautiful but also healthy.
airplay blow dry bar locations
7/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2641 9888
Shop B 223, K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui Tel: 2388 8824
Shop 201H, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay Tel: 2388 8179
An iconic British brand favoured by stylists and celebrities, ghd is the No.1 brand used and recommended by professional hair stylists*. Established in 2001, ghd re-invented the professional hairstyling tool market with the launch of its ground-breaking styler, replacing flat irons, straighteners and curlers with a professional styling tool designed for salon use that could also be used easily by women at home.
ghd is always written in lower case and stands for “good hair day”.
At launch, ghd’s ceramic stylers became an overnight success with the brand growing virally, initiating a cult following around the globe that has grown over the last decade. The brand is now at the forefront of the competitive fashion styling sector in which it is renowned as one of the leading hair styling brands around the world.
Celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell used Orlane products to create the look for Kate Mara for the 20th Century Fox press line at ComicCon on Saturday. “For Kate’s look tonight, she’s wearing a gorgeous silvery grey beaded dress, so we wanted to keep her makeup luminous. We chose to do a shimmery subtle eye and soft makeup.
I started by moisturizing Kate’s skin with Orlane Super-Moisturizing Light Cream. Making sure to really moisturize the skin is super important for this kind of glowy, dewy look that we wanted to create. I used my fingers and massaged the moisturizer into her skin in circular motions. I applied two layers to make sure her skin was really hydrated, this way everything that we put on top looks that much better. Then, I patted the Absolute Skin Recovery Eye Contour under her eyes with my ring finger to take down any puffiness.
Orlane Teint Absolu treatment foundation in #11 gave Kate’s skin a really beautiful finish, not too heavy. I warmed up the product on the back of my hand, stippled it onto the skin using the fat end of a dampened beauty blender, and used the pointed side to stipple just under the eye. I went back with a bit of concealer just where I wanted more coverage.
Kate Mara at ComicCon – Orlane by Coleen Campbell-Olwell
In Multi Soleil Pressed Powder (available Fall 2015), there are three beautiful shades of bronzer and a pinky toned blush. The three bronzer shades definitely give you options depending on what skin tone you have. To contour under her cheekbones I used a medium, fluffy dome-shaped brush and the medium shade bronze. This type of brush and size allows you to be more specific for contouring. Then, using the same brush and the lighter bronze color, I dusted around the perimeter of her face to add more depth. On the apples of her cheek, I applied the pinky toned blush in a tapping motion to create a gorgeous, natural glow. Lastly, I used Orlane Highlight Care Brush along the top of her cheekbones to provide a subtle highlight.
For her eyes, I didn’t want any heavy liner; we went with a green accent and warm brown tones. I used Make Up For Ever Green Aqua thick chubby pencil along her top lash line and smudged it out, then used warm brown tones from the Lorac Pro Palette second edition to warm it up. I really wanted her mascara to pop, so I used Orlane Volume Care Mascara which is truly my favorite – I use it on all of my clients! Kate’s lashes have natural curl to them so we didn’t need to curl them and the mascara did the rest! I took the brush and made sure it was evenly coated with formula. To give darkness and depth to the root of her lashes, I used my opposite thumb to lift her eye slightly and then wiggled the mascara brush into the roots. It really does the trick and lengthens the lashes without having to work too much at it and without leaving any clumps. I did the same with her bottom lashes. A lot of mascaras I find will fade throughout the day, but the Volume Care Mascara lasted from morning to night (a 12 hour day!) and I didn’t have to touch it up once.
To finish off the look, I created a soft, peach lip to keep the focus on the eyes and her gorgeous, radiant skin.”
To celebrate The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s 10th anniversary, the award-winning Hong Kong based designer, Joyce Wang, has been selected to redesign all 113 guestrooms and suites of the hotel, as well as design this year’s mooncake box. Wang’s international design career began four years ago with a successful signature hotel renovation in Los Angeles, for which she won an international award from the prestigious Interior Design magazine. Based in Hong Kong, Wang travels regularly to Europe, the United States and around Asia for her cutting-edge design projects, as well as to broaden her exposure to diverse cultural influences, which she believes will ultimately benefit her brand WANG.
The mooncake boxes feature a modern design, and can be used for several purposes including a platinum jewellery box. In consideration of designing the mooncake box, WANG tells a narrative that forms a backdrop of the symbolic meaning of a full moon night. The origins of appreciating the moon has always play a significant part of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The moon shines the brightest and fullest on the day of the festival. With the admiration of full moon as a symbol of peace, prosperity and family reunion. Joyce said, “Our intention is to modernize and lighten up the box which ties back to the light refurbishing of the hotel rooms. As such, during our design process we emphasize on clean geometry and subtle layer detailing on painting a full moon and with geometric shapes of frothing scattered clouds.” An understated herringbone pattern of the WANG logo is imprint as a decorative motif. Whilst, the metal detail that binds the tassel is a signature and personal touch of WANG’s aesthetic.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong launches designer mooncakes
The delectable mini egg custard mooncakes are made using an exclusive Mandarin Oriental recipe, which makes them ideal gifts for loved ones during this traditional festival. A box of six mini egg custard mooncakes is priced at HKD268. To order, guests can visit Amber restaurant in person on 7/F at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. For enquiries call +852 2132 0066 or e-mail to email@example.com.
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
The campaign will run in all markets that Joe Fresh operates: Canada, the United States, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Mexico. Shot in New York, the campaign was photographed by Johan Sandberg and shows the quartet in key looks including classic puffer coats and denim essentials. The Fall 2015 collection features 60’s and 70’s influenced staples such as patchwork denim, flared silhouettes and down surplus fabrics updated with a modern look.
“This is our second season with Karlie Kloss and newly featured Joan Smalls, Andres Velencoso and Sean O’Pry. They resonate with customers around the world, which helps drive momentum for the ongoing expansion of the brand in international markets,” said Mario Grauso, President of the brand. “Bringing together this exceptional group of talent creates an exciting moment for Joe Fresh and delivers our message of easy, modern style via bold and powerful imagery.”
In addition to the campaign, Karlie’s favorite items from the collection will be displayed in-store with special “Karlie’s Picks” hang tags alongside a dedicated landing page on JoeFresh.com featuring all of the models’ picks for the season.
About Joe Fresh
Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh is one of Canada’s leading sources for modern style and accessible design, offering comprehensive lifestyle collections for men, women and children. Delivering essential style and exceptional value in categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and Joe Fresh Beauty® cosmetics. In Canada, Joe Fresh products are available online and in more than 350 retail locations, including 12 freestanding stores. In the United States, they are available online and in 4 freestanding stores in New York, including a flagship in the landmark 510 Fifth Avenue building. Since 2014, Joe Fresh has opened its first stores in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates with local partners.
The quest for new materials, fabrics and treatments, whilst at the same time paying close attention to the brand’s history, distinguishes the Woolrich John Rich & Bros Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the series includes advanced technical performance garments and the new Rainwear line, a proven line developed in 5 different fabrics and the launch of the first Woolrich Summer Parka.
A menswear collection designed to keep pace with the seasons, including heavier weight or performance coats, suitable for differing uses. Down Program introduces the Ultralight line comprising blazer, bomber jacket, jacket and gilet. The extraordinary lightness of 90/10 down, together with a new Komatsu 20 denier HD ripstop fabric, takes you through to summer. Featuring tear-resistant, classic horizontal channel quilting alongside diamond quilting, the silicone treatment makes this range water-resistant and down proof.
Woolrich John Rich & Bros Collection S/S16
For Spring Summer 2016 Woolrich is bringing for the first time the iconic Artic Parka into spring, introducing a light version of the icon. Realized in the new city fabric, soft and natural feeling quality, waterproof, breathable triple-layer fabric in a blend of Polyester and Viscose, the summer parka maintains the design of the iconic artic parka: same pocket and hood system and same iconic details. Comfortable, yet resistant, for the first time the iconic artic parka goes live in the spring season.
The new Rainwear range features an exclusive selection of garments in high quality, rainproof fabrics: Gore-Tex, Rainwear Poly, City Fabric and Fancy Rainwear. Continuing collaboration with GORE-TEX® gives rise to the GTX Mac, wind-resistant, highly breathable waterproof outerwear for a look that combines high-tech performance with elegant style.
Introducing Rainwear Poly, a high-tech, breathable, waterproof fabric available in two jackets: Weston Mac, a comfortable jacket with roomy pockets and detachable quilted gilet, and the classic cut Weston Trench, which features a weather-resistant membrane for typically inclement spring weather. Soft and natural, City Fabric is a three-layer waterproof and breathable material, available on various styles in the Barrow range. From a three-quarter jacket with roomy pockets to a sleek mac, from a trench coat to a hooded jacket, City Fabric is the ideal fabric for the cooler months prior to summer.
Fancy Rainwear completes the range of rain-resistant fabrics and garments – a dyed polyester microfibre with the latest generation waterproof membrane, developed and produced entirely in Italy. Breathable and comfortable, this high-tech Italian fabric guarantees ultimate protection and excellent comfort. The iconic Prescott Parka, which combines technical performance with Italian style, is one example of the fabric.
The Teton range of designs, (the Woolrich Performance label) has been expanded. In addition to the classic Teton Rudder Jacket, it now includes the new Teton Rudder Bomber in laminated Nylon with zip fastener, cuffs with adjustable buttons and a roomy, detachable hood.
To celebrate its 185 year anniversary, Woolrich is reinterpreting iconic styles from the brand’s archives, with a contemporary twist and an “Authentic” range in every collection. The classic Mountain Jacket and Railroad Vest are two examples of these, produced in Ramar Cloth, a water-repellent cotton and nylon (60/40) fabric with Teflon coating patented by the brand during the 1970s
“Summer will be a showstopper this wedding season with these top ten design trends,” says celebrity wedding planner and trend expert, Jamie O’Donnell of Jamie O’ & Co.
Modern Princess – Stunning gowns designed with a throwback to the ladylike and iconic style of Princess Grace with beautiful tailoring, gorgeous lace and tulle are bringing a quiet elegance and glamour to weddings this season.
Colored Wedding Gowns – Brides are becoming more fashion forward and expressing their unique style. We’ve seen more colored wedding gowns coming out of Bridal Market and mint green or pistachio from Monique L’hullier is one of the newest colors.
Craftsmanship – There is a newfound love for the craftsmanship of vintage jewelry and vintage elements that showcase a passion in design circa 30’s and 40’s era
Metallics – Metallic elements are still strong for this year and are showing up in new and sparkling ways like full gold and silver wedding cakes.
Top Ten Summer Wedding Trends
Feathers – Feathers and natural elements are taking a new form in weddings this year. Instead of the over the top Gatsby look we’ve seen over the last few years, feathers are taking more unique and understated role in design showing up in gorgeous feather chandelier lighting, placemats and bridal accessories.
Pantone Colors – While I don’t think we will see a lot of Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, in wedding design this year, we will see the colors of the season Aqua and Indigo as anchor colors with mint green as a complementary foundation color and bright accents of Strawberry, Tangerine and Custard as a cheery palette.
Meaningful Bouquets – A book of wishes written by guests and family members at events leading up to the wedding so the bride can walk down the aisle carrying all the love and support for her marriage. Floral attached to book as a meaningful and new take on a bridal bouquet that becomes a true heirloom.
Playful Centerpieces – Centerpieces will embody a more deconstructed look and incorporate playful elements of ribbons and glass ornaments with flower blossoms or candles in them
Ceremony Seating – Furniture Pieces and Sofas in place of traditional chairs for Ceremony Seating
A Focus on Love and Storytelling – A refocusing on telling the story of the couple through thoughtful element.
About Jamie O’Donnell
Jamie O’Donnell, founder of Jamie O’ & Co, is an award-winning celebrity event planner, TV personality and trend spotter who attends global design shows hunting for the newest elements that will set the upcoming trends.
Jamie’s events have been featured on E! Entertainment News and in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Atlanta Weddings, The Knot and Bizbash Magazines to name a few.
She is also an event and lifestyle expert to local morning show FOX 35 Good Day Orlando and national morning shows The Daily Buzz and NBC’s Daytime TV. Find Jamie at www.jamieo.co or on social media @JamieOandCo
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.”
Harbour City has collaborated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board and car maker MINI for the month-long event, celebrating Wally’s first steps on Asian soil since the elusive adventurer was created by British artist and illustrator Martin Handford in 1987. On the Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Wally will emerge from the classic picture books and into the real world. During a search for his missing shoe, Wally, together with 47 other Wallies from the Land of Wallies, somehow stumbled into reality. The scene is curated with gigantic Wally books at the forecourt, where visitors can sit down, relax and indulge themselves in the colorful world of Wally.
The event will also see priceless original Where’s Wally art work go on display for the very first time in addition to activities and memorabilia, and also coincides with the release of Harbour City’s marketing campaign, carried out via Twitter’s new live video streaming app Periscope. As the first Hong Kong brand to release a campaign of this kind via the new platform, Harbour City can now use a live broadcast of Where’s Wally’s tour to share Hong Kong sites and Wally sightings in one of Asia, and indeed the world’s, most recognizable cities.
Commenting on the new venture, Karen Tam, Assistant General Manager, Promotions & Marketing, Harbour City Estates Limited said, “Periscope is the next big thing for our campaigns on Twitter. As Hong Kong’s largest shopping destination and a leader in social media marketing, we’re excited to be the first corporate brand in Hong Kong to engage with our visitors on Periscope. The Where’s Wally Happiness Hunt and art exhibition at Harbour City – #whereswallyHK – is our mega event for the summer, and we can’t think of a better subject to share with the world live on Periscope.”
Huge Where’s Wally? art exhibition Harbour City Hong Kong
To commemorate Wally’s first ever visit to Asia, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is also rolling out the red carpet, or should that be, the red and white striped carpet? Hong Kong Tourism Board has taken Wally on a tour to the Harbour City, Peak, Repulse Bay and on the Star Ferry, as part of the great globetrotter’s exciting Hong Kong expedition. Moreover, Harbour City has invited special guest Ms. Miriam Yeung to attend the press event of Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition.
Courtesy of Mini UK, the bodies of seven MINI cars have been specially decorated with the faces of Wally and his friends and the vehicles will be on display for all to see as part of the colourful and imaginative world of Where’s Wally.
In addition to the wide ranging selection of activities that make up the Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition, a number of other companies are working with charities to organise fund-raising events. To complement their Where’s Wally themed menu, Pizza Express is also holding pizza making classes to raise money for Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation, while Creative Wally Workshops offer the chance to make your own Wally magical glasses and lost and found compass in aid of the Early Psychosis Foundation.
BRIGHTENEX™ is one of Dr. Zein Obagi’s newest, uniquely formulated treatments that controls hyper pigmentation to achieve an even skin tone and color; the formulation also acts to stimulate skin renewal for fine lines. As BRIGHTENEX™ contains retinol with a unique delivery system; it is strong enough to be used alone without any other stimulator such as tretinoin. It is the perfect product to be used as an introduction to the ZO Skin Health philosophy or as a complement during the maintenance phase of the entire system.
BRIGHTENEX™ skin brightener and correcting crème
For my six week skin preparation for a Thermage treatment, I used BRIGHTENEX™ in the morning after Balatone, initially for the first day I used one pump, but the formulation is not uncomfortable on the skin, so for me it was easy to step up to two pumps on the second day.BRIGHTENEX™ skin brightener and correcting crème
What I really like about BRIGHTENEX™ is that it does NOT contain Hydroquinone, which is a breakthrough in skincare for those of us with stubborn hyper pigmentation. For my skin the hyper pigmentation began to subside after 8 days, however I can that say that you do need to take time with the application and rub the 1 – 2 pumps well into your skin. I can’t stress this enough, if you just apply it, this brilliant product will not be able to do its job.
I learnt to be patient and after I cleansed and toned I moved from the bathroom and sat down, then using the two pumps rubbed and massaged the BRIGHTENEX™ well into my skin until I could feel a slight warmth. This is a result of an increase in the blood circulation that brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to the skin’s cells as well as carrying away metabolic waste products, at this point you are aiding BRIGHTENEX™ to go into the skin and work within the cell structure.
Bioengineered to target all three stages of skin discoloration through a patented, bio-vectored, microsphere delivery system. BRIGHTENEX™ is the first commercial product launched that stabilizes pure retinol (1.0%), melanin inhibitors and antioxidants with natural, patented Oleosome technology. Oleosomes are microspheres of antioxidant-rich emollient oils and vitamins found naturally in plant seeds like almond and safflower.
BRIGHTENEX™ skin brightener and correcting crème
Another long term benefit to using BRIGHTENEX™ is that this comprehensive multi-action formulation minimizes skin redness caused by environmental factors and helps maintain an even and restored skin tone, a skin care product perfect for any where in the world with pollution problems.
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What is the story behind the In Differences Lie Affinities campaign? This brand campaign celebrates Aesop’s approach to design in the wake of their 100th store. Throughout the past 28 years, Aesop have been constantly delighted by the unexpected affinities that have come from the negotiation of differences involved in establishing new stores – by means of immersion in unfamiliar landscapes, investigation of local materials, engagement with local culture and history, and of course development of fertile new relationships. The desire to embrace differences and nurture such affinities is intrinsic to our thinking and way of being.
In Differences Lie Affinities – Aesop
In seeking new locations, their first consideration is always to work with what is already in place: they tread lightly with respect to the past, present and future. It is our sincere intention to weave ourselves into the fabric of the street and add something of merit rather than impose a discordant presence, and therefore our consistent practice to work with a locally relevant design vocabulary.
What are the objectives of the campaign?
The In Differences Lie Affinities campaign is a great platform to celebrate Aesop’s design philosophy, which is such an integral part of Aesop’s overall brand philosophy. The unique store designs help differentiate themselves from other cosmetic brands; however they are yet to focus a campaign specifically around this topic. The creative approach to this campaign is sure to arouse customer’s curiosity, and generate much conversation with customers in store, as well as interest in events that will be scheduled in each market.
What is the creative background for the campaign?
This campaign celebrates Aesop’s work and identity, with focus on the architecture and materiality of our spaces around the world.
It is always their intention to weave themselves into the fabric of the local community rather than imposing a discordant presence. It emphasises the ready embrace of the differences they discover when entering a territory and/or neighbourhood that is new to them, and the rich affinities that emerge from them. While language and other aspects of local culture – and history – may be unfamiliar, when Aesop takes time to familiarise themselves and to become involved with the local community, they inevitably find shared passions and values. Aesop believes this approach to be a significant point of distinction for the brand, and one to be celebrated.
L’Oreal USA announces an open call for nominations for the fourth annual Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards to encourage and empower women to pursue careers in the fields of digital marketing, technology and IT. The program promotes, supports and recruits female entrepreneurs by providing them with the opportunity to launch and scale new technologies and digital innovations in partnership with L’Oreal to impact the future of the tech and beauty industries.
The NEXT Generation Awards are given to three female-founded companies that are creating innovative business solutions within all areas of the technology space, including but not limited to virtual reality, the on-demand economy, data, robotics and e-commerce. The program offers winners mentorship from top executives and a network of advisers, resources to advance their mission, and the opportunity to grow their brand and audience in partnership with L’Oreal.
L’Oreal USA – Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards
“The Women in Digital program continues to inspire us each year and has become an invaluable resource for L’Oreal’s innovation pipeline of entrepreneurial women and ideas,” said Rachel Weiss, Vice President of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship at L’Oreal USA and Chair of the Women in Digital program. “Past winners of the Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards have provided L’Oreal with unique insights into areas in need of innovation with their fresh thinking and creativity, while L’Oreal has helped elevate their profiles and grow their businesses.”
The 2015 winners will have the opportunity to present at L’Oreal’s Inspiration Day in November to over 450 marketing executives across L’Oreal USA’s portfolio of brands who will vote and award one entrepreneur a chance to pilot their technology within the company. Finalists will also have access to L’Oreal’s network of venture capitalists, top executives and the Women in Digital Advisory board, which includes leaders in technology such as Joanne Bradford, Advisor at Pinterest; Margit Wennmachers, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz; Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group; Padmasree Warrior, Strategic Advisor at Cisco; Karin Klein, Partner at Bloomberg Beta; and Brooke Hammerling, Founder of Brew Media Relations.
With the program entering its fourth year, past winners have seen impressive growth and tapped L’Oreal resources to help them along the way.
Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty app and 2014 NEXT Generation Awards winner, saw immediate benefits to its partnership with L’Oreal: “The partnership between L’Oreal and Glamsquad accelerated our mission from very early on, giving us a window to key brands in the beauty industry just shortly after our launch – this connection has played an integral role in both the growth of our business and the development of our brand,” said Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and CEO.
“L’Oreal’s commitment to female entrepreneurs in all areas of technology was so compelling,” said Vivian Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Snaps, a platform for brand marketing across messaging applications and devices, and 2012 NEXT Generation Awards winner. “Partnering with an industry titan like L’Oreal not only provided us with the opportunity to work with brands in their portfolio, but also validated our business to potential partners.”
Interested women-founded companies can apply for the NEXT Generation Awards at www.lorealwomenindigital.com through August 14.
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.