Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MANDARINA DUCK BLACK EXTREME


Designer Mandarina Duck has 13 perfumes in their fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 2004 and the newest is from 2014. Mandarina Duck fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Sylvie Fisher and Guillaume Flavigny.

Mandarina Duck newest perfume Black Extreme, a new oriental fougère fragrance for men. Black Extreme follows the brand's Pure Black and Cool Black scents.

The notes include bergamot, tangerine, pepper, tonka bean, orange blossom, tiare, sandalwood, vanilla and cedar.

Mandarina Duck Black Extreme is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.


ARMAND BASI WILD FOREST

Wild Forest by Armand Basi is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Wild Forest was launched in 2013.






Created by Nathalie Lorson of Firmenich,


 Nathalie Lorson was born in Grasse, where her father was a chemist at Roure (now Givaudan). She attended the Roure school, and went to work for IFF in 1987.




The packaging, designed by Antoni Arola of Barcelona based Estudi Arola, features a glass bottle slotted into a square-shouldered solid block of wood, with a ‘window’ to view the level inside the bottle. The cap is square and also made of wood, while the outer card packaging is designed to look like wood
  
it has head notes of pepper and nutmeg, heart notes of violet leaf and cedar and base notes of vanilla, incense, leather, patchouli, grey amber and musk.


ARMAND BASI ROSE LUMIERE


Rose Lumiere by Armand Basi is a Floral Aquatic fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Rose Lumiere was launched in 2013.
The nose behind this fragrance is Alienor Massenet.
Aliénor Massenet studied perfumery at Cinquième Sens and Firmenich before beginning an internship at IFF. She has been with IFF since 1995.

Top notes are fruity notes, watery notes, mandarin orange and ivy; middle notes are cyclamen, rose water and water lily; base notes are white musk, cedar and sandalwood.
http://www.armandbasi.com/en/look/26/1228/

Monday, April 21, 2014

THE MEISTERSTUCK

 
 


 RT Tateossian Cufflinks

 TITANIUM ROUND, SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR-SHAPE CUFFLINKS
Light-weight and masculine, titanium lends itself naturally to creative design. Titanium as a material is a low density and high strength. Its is highly resistant to corrosion. Titanium is often used in automotive industry, particularly in racing, due to its special endurance qualities.
 
SILVER POP RUTHENIUM
Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group and it is very wear-resistant. Featuring the Tateossian signature pop clasp with ruthenium set against sterling silver that has been braided in Italy. A stylish, sleek piece combining different textures - a timeless classic!   
 

What I wore?
 
blazer, shoes (ICONIC STORE)
shirt, tie (H&M)
waistcoat, trousers (ZARA)
flower lapel pin (RIVERISLAND)
pocket square (SSQUARE)
cufflinks (RT TATEOSSIAN)
 
Montblanc Black and White Event in celebrating the 90 years of the Meisterstuck or "Masterpiece". it was held in the Rira Gallery, DIFC. Check out here the full blog.
 
Its is indeed a stylish black and white event, so my outfit really suit for it. I started with a white crisp shirt, with a matching knitted tie. A waistcoat or also known a vest, are impeccable in a way that it enhances the body structure, it also makes you slimmer and more well-dressed, paired with this navy stripe trousers, top it off with this beige bespoke blazer which I really love.
 
More into details, this will be the first time I'll feature my RT Tateossian cufflinks that I got recently from the King of Cufflinks, Robert Tateossian during my exclusive interview with him. Check out the interview here. Im a massive fan of Lapel pins lately and I'm rocking this black flower that really stands out and having my SSQUARE pocket square does the rest of the theme, edgy and intricate design polishes the look. For the shoes, my all-time fave the black tassel loafers, you'll never go wrong with black. Monochromatic I must say, as the look says it all.

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Enjoy a Spring Fling with The Galleria on Al Maryah Island


Put the spring back into your social calendar with the ‘Spring Festival on the waterfront promenade at Al Maryah Island’


- Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: April 10, 2014: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will spring to life this weekend with an array of fun-filled activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. From an outdoor cinema and children’s play area, to live musical entertainment and sumptuous dining, the Spring Festival will be taking over the waterfront promenade every weekend from April 10th until May 3rd, 2014.

Breakfast at Tiffany’sWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Help and Men in Black III will be heading the line-up of the relaxed outdoor cinema which will show a variety of popular art-house films as well as cult classics and modern favorites.  The Festival will also pay homage to regional and local film talent including ‘Sea Shadow’ from the highly regarded Emirati director, Nawaf Al Janahi. With films showing every Thursday to Saturday from 7.30pm, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is the perfect destination for film buffs and those looking for a great family evening out.  Working in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, twofour54 Creative Lab and Image Nation, The Galleria will be showing a wide collection of movie genres including family, romance, and action. For the complete and updated movie schedule visit: www.thegalleria.ae/events

Not to be left out of the Spring Festival fun, The Galleria has created two bespoke children’s corners featuring fun rides, face painting and arts and crafts, transforming the promenade into a must-visit family destination.

For the music lovers, live entertainment will provide the perfect soundtrack to the magically lit waterside promenade and serve as the backdrop to sumptuous culinary experiences for the visitors avid to sample one of the many terrace restaurants in The Galleria’s collection.

Commenting on The Galleria’s Spring Festival activities, Kevin Ryan, Managing Director -Development, from Gulf Related said: “We are honored to invite the Abu Dhabi community to celebrate the change in season and the magnificent outdoor space of the Promenade with a festival packed with unique experiences and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The Spring Festival perfectly complements The Galleria’s excellent retail and dining experiences and provides yet another reason to head to Al Maryah Island for all your leisure needs.”

For more information about the Spring Festival please visit www.thegalleria.ae or call:
+971 2 6166 999.           


Berluti Wows With Exclusive Cocktail and Trunkshow


Alessandro Sartori, The Artistic Director of the famous men’s footwear brand, Berluti, hosted an exclusive cocktail at Qbara restaurant and lounge on Tuesday April 15th.

 The event was attended by the Berluti team from Paris as well as top UAE editors.
Guest enjoyed cocktails and canapés while being dazzled by a trunkshow that showcased the brand’s new ready-to-wear collection as well as its trademark shoes and accessories. Alessandro skillfully guided guests through each outfit in the collection, describing his inspiration for each design as well as the workmanship that went into the collection.

The foundations of Berluti date back to Paris in 1895 and have been built by four generations of the Berluti family, who cultivated an exceptional know-how in the mastery of last making, a deep understanding of fine footwear and a passion for leather and patina. Berluti today is far more than a bootmaker. The brand’s foray into made-to-measure or ready-to wear clothing collections offer an innovative alternative, while remaining firmly rooted in the Berluti ethos.

This season is the rise of the Double Breasted Suit and Jackets for men and women, seen on every single runway show around the globe. Either a suit or just a blazer, you can dress it up or dress it down, mix with chinos and trousers and you are good to go, perfect for every savvy gentlemen around the city. A must-have piece for your wardrobe. Paired with dope statement shoes and amazing pocket square, you'll absolutely a show stopper in a gala night or a fine dining experience with your gal. 

Another statement piece from the collection, Plaid Blazer. This marvelous piece should be worn with just a plain trousers or wore it with it matching chinos. Stunning murse and white crisp shirt you'll be rocking the event like no other.

Bespoke suits and blazers, well-tailored pants and waistcoats which really suits my style, eye-catching dapper shoes that make an statement. Dapper pieces that every stylish guy must-have. 

Burgundy suit, when you'll going to enter my walk-in-closet. Fascinated with the tailoring, absolute stunner.

Impeccable style, intricate designs, magnificent tailoring what more can you ask for? Berluti have it all.

Berluti is a company that manufactures and retails shoes and boots solely for men. It is known for its unique leather finishing. It also makes and sells a line of leather goods such as belts, bags, and wallets with similar finish.
It is based in Paris on the rue Marbeuf. It was founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti and is now run by Olga Squeri (also known as Olga Berluti). The LVMH group acquired Berluti in 1993. The brand has very limited distribution—in the US it can only be found at their New York and Miami stores, while in Europe it is limited to seven Berluti boutiques, along with an additional six in the Middle East and 25 in Asia.
Berluti launched its first prêt-à-porter collections in 2012, and acquired Paris tailor Arny's the same year.
Berluti is headed since 2012 by LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault's son, Antoine Arnault. In March 2014, Isabella Capece Galeota became director of image and communications.

For more details visit www.berluti.com  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

MONTBLANC CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF THE ICONIC MEISTERSTUCK


Montblanc Black & White Week, Dubai, UAE. Monday, 14th April at the Rira Gallery, DIFC The Style Choreo was exclusively invited for the launch of the Montblanc 2014 Collection in the presence of Global CEO Mr. Jerome Lambert in celebrating  90 Years of their Meisterstuck.  




Mr. Jerome Lambert, elaborate the history of the fountain pen and how the engraved numbers connects to each other, that the 90 is the anniversary of Meisterstuck and when you flip the pen you will see is 06, which was the year Montblanc founded in 1906.



True to the “Meisterstück spirit”, the Meisterstück Collection features the quintessential 149 Fountain Pen, the Classique and LeGrand Fountain pens and a Rollerball and Ballpoint, each artfully crafted with red gold fittings. Comprised of Fountain Pen and Rollerball, the Limited Edition 90 Collection features exquisite designs with a cap ring set with 90 diamonds and elegant guilloche engraving. A Special Edition assortment of writing instruments further highlights Montblanc’s savoir-faire Fountain Pen, Rollerball and Ballpoint Pens in Classique sizes. 

 Skeleton Fountain Pen also celebrates this anniversary, paying homage to the first Skeleton Pen created in 1999 for the Meisterstuck 75thanniversary, the pen comes with delicately skeletonized, ruthenium-plated cap and barrel, topped by a quartz Montblanc emblem. Each of the collections further ‘write’ the story of such a timeless icon and the Meisterstück encompasses the pioneering innovation and spirit of the original Meisterstück with the finest craftsmanship, traditional techniques aesthetics and functionality.










Montblanc CEO, Jerome Lambert






While styles come and go, fashions evolve, and a culture of smart technology permeates society, the Meisterstück remains almost unchanged and maintains its iconic status achieved soon after it first appeared in 1924 in Hamburg, Germany. With its instantly recognizable refined aesthetics, it is a statement of style and a symbol of timeless elegance.  Building on this heritage, not only does the Meisterstück rank among the world’s most famous luxury icons, today it continues to assert Montblanc’s savoir-faire and vision for the future of luxury writing instruments.







The Montblanc Meisterstück Collection will be available from April 2014 in Montblanc boutiques worldwide. For further information visit www.montblanc.com


For over 100 years, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The Maison’s uncompromising principles of design, style, quality and workmanship have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed from generation to generation. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbol of excellence – the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, jewelry, leather, fragrances and sunglasses – and with its roots in writing, the brand has made an enduring commitment to encourage excellence through cultural initiatives. Through various international activities, the company makes a creative contribution to modern cultural life: Montblanc itself writes a small piece of cultural history. 







Dapper gentlemen from Esquire Middle East, Signe Magazine and stylish press people join together to witness the marvelous launch of The Meisterstuck in the Middle East. 
SIGNE Magazine, Daniel Giacometti Managing Director and The Team


with Andrew Wingrove, ESQUIRE Middle East


Mark Ross channeling monochromatic look at the event.

Special thanks to this gorgeous lady beside me, Ms. Richelle Fosberry of MOJO PR for the exclusive invite. 




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