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.

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. 


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. 




Friday, April 18, 2014

DUBAI FASHION FORWARD S3 D2



 SSquare Pocketsquares, get your own bespoke pocket squares email ssquare.pocketsquares@gmail.com or call +971551077290













 
What I wore?
blazer , shoes (ZARA)
shirt (H&M)
pants (SACOOR BROS.)
pocket square (SSQUARE)
sunglasses (SM ACCS. MMSENSE)
bag (IVI by Keith Angelo)
 
New York, London, Milan Fashion Week are the most awaited events for all the designers, celebs and bloggers to unite, and here in Dubai we have a version of that the Fashion Forward. Here's the full blog
 
I just attend the second day, and only after for one show the VELSVOIR it is a bespoke label for Bow ties and other dapper accessories. 
 
For my outfit that day, I started with a plain white crisp shirt paired with a tailored off white trousers from SACOOR Bros., top it off with this dope double- breasted stripe blazer that I wore before during my exclusive interview with David Reiss. Click HERE. 
Add this amazing pocket square from SSquare Pocketsquare from a London based designer now living in Dubai. I absolutely love the pattern, the design is so mellow dramatic and the softness of the fabric are impeccable.  For the shoes, having a double trouble vine in to this double monk strap shoes from Zara and used this so chic menvelope from IVI by Keith Oskee Angelo, Designer and Stylist in the Philippines.

 

 

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