Author: José Amorim

Fashion Police needed: The Return Of The Crop Look!

Fashion Police needed: The Return Of The Crop Look!

This week, we tried to join the Fashion Police because we cannot support one important thing: The return of the Crop! Seriously, it is a NO GO. With a certain revival of the 80’s / 90’s right now, we could see it not only in the streets but also in the catwalks and red carpets. Help! It took a long time for the crop top to materialize in the West, partly due to a colder climate and partly because of Western fashion history’s notoriously puritanical dress code. It was during the late 40’s that crops started appearing in some looks thanks to the influence of orientalism. Belly dancers were at that time an icon for fashion. Following decades would be the golden age for the crop top. A toned body and sportswear were trendy in the 1980’s, and the crop was perfect for showcasing that. The “aerobic” look- a cropped sweater…

The FloorTwo Bar Terrasse By Kempinski Geneva Is Now Open For The Summer Season

The FloorTwo Bar Terrasse By Kempinski Geneva Is Now Open For The Summer Season

Last night was the summer season opening party of FloorTwo bar at Kempinski Geneva hotel. In order to celebrate the new season, Belvedere Vodka and the Electro Parisian duo VENDREDI were creating a great ambience as a promise of good luck. The bar terrasse has probably one of the most beautiful views in town, directly in front of the famous “jet d’eau”. Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, an unique place… so Geneva. We are lucky enough in Geneva to enjoy the best luxury hotels in Europe located in front of amazing scenery. Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is definitely one of them. It represents a destination spot all on its own. No matter if it is an after-work, a luxurious staycation or simply luxury self-indulgence you would offer to yourself. Being a true oasis in the heart of Geneva, Grand Hotel Kempinski gathers three exclusive restaurants, a cozy lounge area and a…

Byredo Is Now Open For business… in Seoul!

Byredo Is Now Open For business… in Seoul!

Byredo’s first store in Korea will open in the heart of Seoul’s dynamic and fashionable Dosan Park. This will be the brand’s fifth international opening, following Stockholm, New York, London and Paris. Gangnam Style The new flagship store is located at 12 Dosan-daero in Gangnam-gu. This area is one of the 25 local government districts which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam literally means “South of the River”. Both the Greater Gangnam Area and Gangnam itself are widely known for its heavily concentrated wealth and very high standard of living, which has been compared to cities such as Beverly Hills, California. Byredo New Store, Beautiful as Usual The stand-alone building has been designed by Byredo’s founder Ben Gorham and Swedish architectural and design studio Halleroed. Both companies have already collaborated on two other stores: London and New York. Halleroed’s work is well known and each project requires a lot of…

Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso is launching REVIVING ORIGINS. It is a new initiative aimed at reintroducing coffee growing in areas where it is threatened. As part of the Nespresso AAA Program for Sustainable Quality, the company works with coffee growers in regions affected by conflicts, economic difficulties and ecological disasters. This is part of Nespresso commitment to investing over CHF 500 million between 2014 and 2020 thanks to its programme “The Positive Cup”. It is a commitment to sustainable development in the world. Nespresso will invest CHF 10 million over the next five years to revitalize the coffee industry in some countries and promote rural economic development. This announcement comes with the launch of two “pure-origin” coffees from Eastern Zimbabwe and the Caquetá region of Colombia. These almost forgotten coffees are clearly unknown by the large audience of coffee-lovers and have truly almost disappeared in recent decades. With the Nespresso initiative and partnerships…

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox pursuits its path of creativity and innovation. In 2019, the Swiss company is launching a new limited edition to the Alox series. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Victorinox extends the range of Alox, this time with a Champagne-gold scales. The new trio is: The small Classic 58mm Midsized Cadet 84mm Large Pioneer 94mm The champagne-gold-hued Alox scales characterize this year’s collection. Stamped from aluminium, embossed and wrapped in a corrosive-resistant anodized oxide coating, they are as striking as they are durable. Indeed, when we talk about Alox scales, it is a true commitment to durability, strength and engineering. The anodic oxidation process creates an additional protective layer to prevent damage and corrosion. The Alox series is music to Victorinox fans ears. It became a true iconic line over the years and it is now an annual appointment with the fans. From a functionality point of view,…

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Exit Yves, Christian, Karl, Raf, Albert… Welcome to Cristiano, Robyn or Gwyneth. The fashion world has dramatically changed. The old gods were replaced by new ones. New idols replace previous icons. Fashionistas replace Couturiers and Fashion labels erase Fashion houses. That is the way the world goes and it seems this change is here to stay. The Old Gods Of Fashion Gone Bad Every chain reaction has a starting point. In our case here it all started back in 2007 when Hedi Slimane resigned from his position at Dior Homme. At that time everybody was shocked. When Hedi Slimane took over the artistic direction of Dior homme in 2000, he reshaped the fashion brand and satellized the Dior name into the stars of fashion desire. The Slimane look was born, very black tie, slim and rock. He became the same time a fashion icon and probably he was and still…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

The Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide

Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide

Portugal is for sure an amazing destination for holidays. While most travellers focus on Lisbon, Porto and Faro, you should definitely discover other places. Some of them are true wonders of nature and architecture. Here is one of the hidden gems of Portugal treasures: SISTELO. Located in the north of Portugal, in Arcos de Valdevez municipality, this village is one of the oldest in the Alto-Minho. It is a true hidden gem enclosed in a valley at the entrance to Peneda Geres Park. Sistelo is a great example of Man’s ability to adapt to the singularities and adversities of nature. He can transform his environment in favour of his needs and still creating a picture of rare beauty. In Sistelo, we can see amazing scenery thanks to thousands of terraces. When walking around Sistelo, you can feel a warm welcome from this hidden city. The Portuguese government supported by local…

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Three years after the launch of Beyonce’s Lemonade album, her latest, it is finally available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Is this the sign of Tidal’s end? Four years ago, we wrote about TIDAL and the way Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband) wanted to revolutionize the music streaming industry. When Beyonce launched her latest album Lemonade only on TIDAL, the message was clear. Well, three years later, the album is finally on Spotify and in other streaming platforms. Why? TIDAL Never took-off really Back in 2015, when we wrote our article about Tidal, the streaming platform accounted for 500’000 users worldwide and around 20 million songs. In one year, Jay-Z platform did have a great start. Four years later, the platform declares to have 3 Million paid users and about 60 million songs. In comparison, Spotify used to have back in 2015 around 15 million paid users and 30 million songs….

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land  – Selflessness And Compassion

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land – Selflessness And Compassion

Every season, Byredo surprises us with very interesting creations. By not being a conventional beauty and fashion accessories brand, it excels in the matter of originality and creativity. Each product has a strong and deep foundation that allows Byredo to develop amazing lines with a rich meaning. Nothing is done by chance. Here is one of their latest beauty line called Rose of No Man’s Land. A beautiful story about selflessness and compassion. Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Collection: Beauty within. With Byredo and the creative mind of Ben Gorham, there is always a story behind the story. The Rose of No Man’s Land collection is a very beautiful range of beauty products, going from fragrances to body product references. 7.5ML Perfume Oil 50ML Eau de Parfum 100ML Eau de Parfum 75ML Hair Perfume 225ML Body Wash 225ML Body Lotion 200ML Body Cream 30ML Hand Cream Moved by this…

La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion – Simply Outstanding.

La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion – Simply Outstanding.

La Prairie will never stop astonishing us. By working with outstanding and rare ingredients such as Platinum, possibilities are endless. Here is the launch of Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion. It is an unparalleled formulation drawn from the source of life that regenerates to rejuvenate. In order to have a skin full of life, your skin needs to be detoxified, renewed… so it will better be able to effectively fulfill its functions for ultimate rejuvenation. Platinum: Rarity and efficiency in skincare The main key ingredient is Platinum from the earth’s molten crust. one of earth’s rarest resources recharges skin’s electrical balance and safeguards skin to intercept ageing at its source. Platinum is one of the rarest material in the world. It is a very high valued precious-metal and it gives the inspiration for the creation of this La Prairie collection.  According to La Prairie: “driven by its mission to provide age-defying benefits…

Byredo Rare Byrds Of A Feather – AW 19/20

Byredo Rare Byrds Of A Feather – AW 19/20

Byredo presents an immersive three-part installation in Paris, on the occasion of AW19-20 season, entitled « Rare Byrds of a Feather ». The main inspiration of this collection is BIRDWATCHING. According to Ben Gorham, Birdwatching is part of a subculture that if you are not into it, you might not know much about it. “This collection started around this idea of birds essentially and bird-watching as a sub-culture. It’s one that if you’re not a bird watcher you don’t know very much about – you may have an image associated with a person with binocular, but as a culture they have specific codes of behaviour, a very clear honour system”. Ben Gohram Byredo brings the pleasure of appreciating a special moment into life. Birdwatching is the opposite of today’s world where everything goes fast that we just spend superficial time on things. With Birdwatching, you take the time to appreciate…

Sebastien Cassagnol Is The New Executive Chef of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne

Sebastien Cassagnol Is The New Executive Chef of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne

Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne just released the fantastic news about its new Executive Chef: Sébastien Cassagnol. At the age of 47, the French Chef with a tremendous international experience takes charge of the Royal Savoy “Brigades”, under the Signature inspiration of Chef Marc Haeberlin. A French Chef With A Worldwide Panorama Sébastien Cassagnol has a very unique profile. Born and raised in France, he started his passion for cuisine at the age of 6 years old while spending a lot of time in his grand-parents’ kitchen. His career is a great path made of excellence, rigor, tradition and creativity. Mr Cassagnol’s cuisine is rich, facetted and respectful of traditions and know-how. He had the opportunity to work around the world and he as able to deploy a very qualitative cuisine. He discovered abroad that there is a very strong and genuine culture for French gastronomy. “Cooking is an art…

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

When we think everything was invented and that there is no room anymore in the music industry, there are little miracles. This one here is called LOUD LUXURY. From Ontario To Los Angeles And To The World, With Love. Loud Luxury is a duo of DJs from Ontario. When Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace met, they had a common passion for sounds and music. They met at school and very fast they got together to create music. The first songs arrived in 2016 but it was in 2017 where they had a defining moment by remixing the Martin Garrix single “Scared to Be Lonely“. At the end of college, the duo moved to Los Angeles in order to pursuit their dreams as Music makers and producers. 2018 is an important year as they release a single called “Body“. The single ranked immediately in the billboard charts in the top50. “Money…

Mugler Cologne Universe – Color Up Your Mood

Mugler Cologne Universe – Color Up Your Mood

The fragrance industry has launched a few fragrances that I would call olfactory UFOs. Meaning, fragrances that were so unique that you would recognize theirs scents in the first second you would smell them. Mugler Cologne is one of them. Created from the boundless universe of Thierry Mugler, it represented an extraordinary blend of sophistication, simplicity and uniqueness. 18 years after its launch, Mugler has dared to revisit its Cologne universe by adding four completely new variants that should take you into a holistic experience journey. Mugler Cologne, Clean and Sexy since 2001 How to revisit centuries of perfumery and add an original touch that will make a blast in the fragrance market? This was the mission for Mugler Cologne, a fragrance launched by Thierry Mugler in 2001 and created by Alberto Morillas. The inspiration comes from a simple piece of soap that Thierry Mugler found in one of his…

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