Thursday, 19 October 2017

Erdem x H&M exclusive event in L.A.

Last night, in the historic atmosphere of Ebell women's club in Los Angeles, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth and Zendaya together with other guests had the chance to enter the beautiful dream universe of ERDEM x H&M.
 The location transformed for the occasion into an English garden, recreating a corner of England on the West Coast, with a variety of plants around the catwalk. The Erdem x H&M collection was presented by top models such as Malgosia Bela, Alek Wek and Guinevere Van Seenus in front of a crowd of celebrities, influencers and journalists from around the world. The famous beauty artist Isamaya Ffrench did the make-up for the show, using H&M Beauty products.
 The romance and narrative style of the collection have been emphasized by the perfect setting, which has been able to highlight the beauty of colors and floral prints. The catwalk show has also marked the first time ever of Erdem's men's collection.

"It was thrilling to see the collection come to life in Los Angeles. Working with H & M has been fantastic and I am thrilled to present these items to the world," said Erdem.

"With ERDEM x H &M, Erdem has created a magical world exclusive to us. The event has captured the power of the beauty in the collection, a feeling we all need right now," 
says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor of H & M.

After the catwalk show, guests enjoyed a  live performance of Grimes, in a room full of flowers, faithful to the spirit of the ERDEM x H & M collection. Guests have had the opportunity to be the first in the world to own pieces of the collection thanks to an exclusive pop-up store.
ERDEM x H & M will be available from November 2nd in selected stores around the world and online at hm.com.







Erdem




Alexa Chung




Zendaya




Ana de Armas



Kate Bosworth




Barbara Palvin









Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Mara





Fresh Handmade cosmetics from LUSH at Westside Shopping Center


On Friday, October 27th  LUSH pop-up store at Westside Shopping Center will open its doors at 9 am. The British cosmetics company will offer its fresh and hand-made cosmetics in a temporary store until the end of January 2018.

 "Opening up a shop in the Westside shopping center during the pre-Christmas period gives our unique Christmas collection an even bigger platform," says Ian Minnes, LUSH Switzerland's business owner.

The pop-up shop in Westside follows the new shop concept of the flagship store on London's Oxford Street and is located on the ground floor of the shopping center. 





LUSH
Westside Bern
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9 am - 10 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm

SKECHERS opens its first store in Switzerland in Lugano

Last week I had the pleasure to be invited to the opening of the first Skechers Store in Switzerland in Lugano! The store if you are familiar with Lugano is in Via Pretorio in close proximity of Migros Department Store. The store is truly beautiful. Boasting wooden floors and a modern décor the store offers all the new Skechers collections for Fall/ Winter. Skechers shoes are the perfect shoes for everyday casual offering the right balance between comfort and style.
If you happen to be in Lugano the store is surely worth a visit!











SKECHERS Store
Via Pretorio
6900 Lugano


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Let's fight pollution !

If you live in the city you probably know that pollution can take a great doll on our skin. Pollution can clog pores that can then lead to blemishes and imperfections. It can also cause to accelerate cell oxidation which can cause dull skin, uneven texture and a grey looking complexion. The Body Shop has developed some skincare products which aim to combat the negative effects caused by pollution and save your skin from premature aging. To transform your skin from dull to glowy it is important to have a good night cleansing routine.
The Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Powder Wash and Milky Toner are your new best-friends towards brighter looking skin. Infused with Chinese rice, Ginseng extract and organic Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua they will leave your skin looking smoother, brighter and revitalised.
2-3 times a week you can treat your skin to a Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask to deeply purify, exfoliate and liberate your skin from the weekly build-up of impurities. The mask is enriched with Matcha Green Tea from Japan, dandelion extract and aloe vera from Mexico is 100% vegan and with no silicones, mineral oils or paraffins.










The chicest way to do tech with Michael Kors Sofie Smartwatch

Michael Kors has launched its next generation technology smartwatch and I honestly couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I have gone for the Sofie Smartwatch in silver with pavé. I love it because it combines glamour with next generation technology. The pavé silver detailing and the slim design give the smartwatch a chic and luxorious feel.
The Sofie Smartwatch is powered by Android Wear so I can stay connected and thanks to the Google Assistant  I can get help on the go. I love the fact that I can make the Sofie Smartwatch truly mine through customizing the watch face and intercheangeable bands to match my style, mood and look of the day.
Thanks to the My Social App you can also customize the watch face with your latest Instagram picture. My Sofie Smartwatch also allows me to keep up with the world as I can notifications when I want where I want. 
The Sofie is really the ultimate smartwatch combining the opulence of a fabulous piece of jewellery with the technology and functionality of an high-tech smartwatch. For me it is really the chicest way to do tech!












A fantastic wine and food journey at Villa Principe Leopoldo

Last Friday night I had the great pleasure to attend the "Cena Enogastronomica" a food and wine journey at Villa Principe Leopoldo. It was a magnific culinary journey among the wine estates of Silvio Werner Denz, who is one of the ten most famous private wine collectors in the world.
The location doesn't really need any presentations as it is well-known and truly spectacular. 
Villa Principe Leopoldo is the former private home of German Emperor Wilhelm's brother in law and thanks to its location on a promontory on the Collina d'Oro it boasts probably the best view over lake Lugano. It is really breathtaking!
The atmosphere of the hotel somehow manages to combine a five star service while keeping a familiar warmth.
For this special occasion Chef Dario Ranza has surprised us and the other guests with a dedicated menu and matching prestigious wines.
During the dinner we had the pleasure to taste some of the best wines produced at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Péby-Faugères and Faugères. Starting with the very fine Champagne Barnaut à Bouzy Grand Cru 2006 and ending with the faboulous Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 1er Grand Cru classé 2005.
We started the dinner with the Château Faugères Blanc 2015 followed by Château Laufarie-Peyraguey, grand vin sec 2015 and Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2009. We also had the great pleasure to taste the Château Péby-Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2000 and Château Péby-Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2007.
Chef Dario Ranza managed to combine these fabulous wines with sought after dishes specially created for the occasion in such a way to make stand out the scents and aromas. 
Dario Ranza has been the chef and face of Restaurant Principe Leopoldo for 27 years now and he is appreciated by all the best international guides such as Les Grandes Tables, Gault Millau and Le Soste. The award-winning chef, respectful of raw materials and traditions, with his light and creative hand, gave rise to surprising menus from the region of his origins in the Bergamo area.
2017 is surely a special year for Villa Principe Leopoldo as it celebrated 30 years of excellence in hospitality in a magical atmosphere of the 1930's and which saw an open day with guided tours for the public to discover the Villa and its best kept secrets. Surely a special birthday, too as it saw the rebranding of the logo, the launch of the new website and the pubblication of the book "Trent'anni di eccellenza" which gathers the most exciting moments in the history of the Villa from 1986 until today.










With Roberto Porini from Ticino Hotel Group

















General Manager Barbara Gibellini and 
Sommelier Gabriele Speziale










Chef Dario Ranza





Chef Dario Ranza and his staff




Chef Dario Ranza at work















Thanks Villa Principe Leopoldo and Ticino Hotel Group
for the wonderful evening!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

MAC presents MAC GIRLS Eye Palettes

Are you a Rocking Rebel? A Fashion Fanatic? or a Basic Bitch? Well, you now have a palette to match your personality thanks to MAC Girls eye palettes. Each one of the palettes comes with an highlighter and eight eyeshadows to match the tastes and personalities of a Mischief Minx or a Prissy Princess. 
The colour themes and textures of each palette are fantastic and so is the packaging.
I am loving the Rocking Rebel Eye Palette with beautiful blue, green and gold shades but also the Mischief Minx with hues of gold, orange and brown.
With these six gorgeous palettes you are really spoiled for choice, you just need to pick one to match your mood, personality and style!































MAC GIRLS
Available at all MAcounters
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