Maison Chloé opens with inaugural exhibition Femininities – Guy Bourdin

Chloé unveils a new space, Maison Chloé, an intimate five-floor home adjacent to its Parisian headquarters. This exciting cultural space will host a year-round programme of exhibitions and events showcasing the company’s 65-year history from the house’s founder, Gaby Aghion to the Chloé girls of today. Collections-based exhibits and artistic expressions of Chloé’s unique femininity will reflect the on-going story of how Chloé has given women the freedom to be themselves.

“Chloé has always believed in natural femininity,” said Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, CEO. “Both chic and effortless, this attitude places Chloé at the intersection of Paris Couture savoir-faire and youth savoir-être – a unique position Maison Chloé encapsulates.”

For Maison Chloé’s launch on 2 July 2017, the acclaimed exhibition-maker Judith Clark has created an intriguing pathway through the Haussmann-style building’s showrooms, VIP fitting rooms, exhibition halls and events spaces. From the entrance on 28 rue de la Baume up to the building’s historic Archive on the fifth floor, a rich selection of archival pieces and images invites visitors to immerse themselves in the spirit of the Chloé girl as expressed over seven decades.

The photographer Guy Bourdin is the focus of Maison Chloé’s first temporary exhibition, Femininities – Guy Bourdin. As the company’s most important visual collaborator, Bourdin created the greatest number of editorials featuring the house’s designs – Chloé was the ready to wear brand he photographed the most. Here Clark pits two opposing modes of femininity against one another, contrasting the controversial, high-octane photographs of France’s foremost fashion image-maker against the bohemian Chloé garments depicted in the shots. Featuring previously unseen images and clothing from the Archive, a new take on Bourdin is introduced.

“I love the fact that in one room you will be able to explore the archival pieces,” said Judith Clark, “then those objects are re-imagined in the exhibition next door, leading to a gallery of extraordinary prints upstairs. The Chloé dress comes in and out of the story and the building itself begins to feel as though it’s experienced via Guy Bourdin’s distorting eye.”

The exhibition flows from a permanent exhibit room situated on Maison Chloé’s mezzanine – inspired by the company’s iconic designers. This begins with Gaby Aghion, who in 1952 established a house devoted to creating luxury Ready-to-Wear for free-spirited, modern women 20 years ahead of her peers. Clark’s interactive showcase layers the late founder’s personal possessions and garments playfully against the work of the eight design directors who succeeded her at Chloé. A photograph of Gaby jumping in Egyptian sand dunes connects to the seaside fun of the famous bathing suit with pineapple motif by Stella McCartney positioned nearby, for example; a painted design echoing one from Gaby’s kitchen wall chimes against a black-and-white sketch by Karl Lagerfeld.

Femininities – Guy Bourdin is open to the public and runs from 3 July–3 September 2017. Tickets are available from Chloe.com. A catalogue designed by John Morgan accompanies the show. The exhibition then reopens during the FIAC, where it will run from 18 October–18 November 2017.

Maison Chloé
28 Rue de la Baume
75008 Paris

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Old Man Bar

THE OLD MAN, A COCKTAIL BAR INSPIRED BY THE MEMORY OF DISTINGUISHED WRITER AND COCKTAIL LOVER ERNEST HEMINGWAY, TO OPEN THIS LATE JULY LED BY RENOWNED MIXOLOGIST, AGUNG PRABOWO

“Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.”
– Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

The pre-eminent American novelist of his time, Ernest Hemingway also enjoyed a tipple or two. Inspired by the great writer’s understated style and sophisticated taste in local drinks, The Old Man is the brainchild of three of Hong Kong’s finest cocktail & bar pioneers, Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale. With Agung at the helm and James and Roman leading day-to-day operations, the three ‘old men’ have finally brought their dreams of opening a bar together to fruition – and the product is nothing short of genius.

Opening in a discreet location on Aberdeen Street at the end of July, the unique new bar concept will sweep Hemingway fans and cocktail connoisseurs into a world tailored to the beautifully complex mind of the iconic writer. With a name, drinks menu and overall concept paying tribute to Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning fictional work, The Old Man and the Sea, guests will get a taste of some truly inventive cocktails with an Asian touch by Agung Prabowo and his team. Prior to founding The Old Man, the legendary Prabowo held the impressive role of managing the Bar & Beverage program at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, before which he had also led Island Shangri-La’s award-winning bar at Lobster Bar & Grill to international acclaim.

Once stepping into The Old Man, guests will be enticed by the bar’s moody, charming vibe and eclectic offering of Hemingway-inspired drinks. This is the long anticipated bar concept that Hong Kong has been waiting for.

Bar Details – The Old Man
Address – Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
Tel – 852 – 2703 – 1899
Opening Hours – Monday – Saturday, 5pm – 2am
Email – info@theoldmanhk.com
Website – www.theoldmanhk.com

 

LILY & BLOOM CELEBRATES 7 YEARS AT THE TOP WITH A SINFULLY WICKED PARTY

Since opening its doors to the heady public 7 years ago, Lily & Bloom has quickly reigned supreme as the hottest American cocktail bar and restaurant concept in the heart of Hong Kong. As one of the most prominent nightlife driving forces in Central, the award-winning restaurant and bar team continues to capture the hearts (and stomachs) of discerning guests.

From Executive Chef Chris Grare’s solid modern American fare with an elevated twist to Head Mixologist John Nugent’s exhilarating concoctions, Lily & Bloom has it all – and so will you. On 29th July from 7pm onwards, Lily & Bloom will be overtaken by The 7 Sins to celebrate their 7th Anniversary. Daring guests to step into a world of utmost debauchery, the party will revolve around our naughtiest vices: Lust, Pride, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, and last but not least, Greed.

7 Otherworldly Experiences; 7 More Reasons to Celebrate

7 otherworldly experiences await any wandering soul on 29th July, with each sin offering a different satisfaction to meet a different sensual pleasure – taste, smell, sound, sight and touch. ‘Lust’ is bathed in red and the captivating performance is not easy to forget. Stumble into the eerie, blue dimension of ‘Pride’ and guests will find themselves fixated by their own beauty – hard to tear oneself away. Turn a corner and guests will be spoiled with a scrumptious feasting inside ‘Gluttony’, a party of pastrami wagyu in French dip, glazed pork belly and more at a price of HK$195. After a fulfilling meal, retreat to ‘Sloth’, where the dim candlelit realm tempts anyone to enter that relaxing zone for a massage. Explore and discover the mysterious experiences inside ‘Wrath’, ‘Greed’ and ‘Envy’ – guests will surely be surprised.

Don’t miss out this chance to celebrate Lily & Bloom’s 7th Anniversary Party with a cash bar and 7 sensational experiences – enter at one’s own risk.

Restaurant Information
Address – 5 – 6F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel – 2810-6166
Website – http://buzzconcepts.com | www.lily-bloom.com
Social Media – Lily & Bloom & @lilyandbloom

Lily & Bloom Opening Hours
Cocktail Bar on 6/F
Monday – Thursday – 5pm – 2am / Friday – 5pm – 4am / Saturday – 6pm – 4am

Restaurant on 5/F
Lunch – Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm / Brunch – Saturday & Sunday – 11am – 4pm / Dinner – Monday to Sunday – 6pm – 11pm / Late Night – 11pm – 2am

Classic Hour on 5/F & 6/F
Monday – Friday – 5pm – 9pm/Saturday – 6pm – 9pm/ $30/$50/$80/$100 on Selected Cocktails, Beers, Wines and Spirits

Möet Party Day 2017 Celebrating every #moetmoment

The global Möet Party Day is back for the second year, and Hong Kong joins the world on June 17th as part of the 24 celebrations around 80 countries in the world.

Hong Kong will kick-off Möet Party Day 2017 with a brunch at the Seafood Room, serving guests a champagne brunch featuring the House’s latest innovation: Moët Ice Impérial. Guests will be served an extensive range of local and imported fresh seafood, along with the Moët Ice Impérial throughout the brunch and the after party, creating a Moët Moment of sharing with friends.

Moët Party Day also celebrates the Moment of Love with the Moët Rosé Impérial Flamingo in the 1,250 sq. ft. Moonshine Suite located at the top floor of Mira Moon Hotel, which partners with the champagne House to feature a bridal shower offer – the Pink Staycation Package with the Moët Rosé Impérial Flamingo. The package beautifully encompasses 4 bottles of Moët Rosé Impérial Flamingo and a Benefit Cosmetics gift set, and includes exquisite Spanish-tapas-influenced canapés specially created by Executive Chef Jeremy Chan. The bridal shower package is available from now until 31 December 2017 from HK$12,500 for 10 people, with additional guests subject to HK$1,200 per person.

For shopping enthusiasts, Lane Crawford IFC will be hosting its VIP Shopping Day with Mini Möet. – offering a glamourous Mini Moët as a companion to every shopper!

In the evening, Moët & Chandon, in collaboration with the legendary Studio Harcourt, will be hosting a unique wine experience at BIBO – featuring Moët & Chandon’s Large Formats and Grand Vintage champagnes. Moët & Chandon houses the largest collection of large format champagnes in the world. The consistency in wine quality endured through time is a true testament to Moët & Chandon’s unique savoir faire.

To cap-off an incredible day of celebrating, Moët & Chandon will open the night with the N.I.R. Dry Party at Zentral. Zentral is amongst a fantastic array of the finest restaurants and lifestyle establishments the city has to offer, making it the perfect venue for the finale of Moët Party Day 2017.

Möet & Chandon also collaborated with Banyan Tree Macau for those in Hong Kong looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. Guests will be offered packages including the Möet Party Day brunch and Moët afternoon tea. Also offered to the guests is the Full Day Cabana Package, offering for a party of six a buffet brunch, afternoon tea and a BBQ buffet dinner, along with 3 bottles of Moët Ice Imperial 75cl.

Moët Party Day is an embodiment of living life to the fullest and Moët & Chandon’s champagne is at the heart of it all – where every second is an opportunity to revel in the thrill of living.

 

OPEN THE DAY: Ice Impérial Brunch & Day Party
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Seafood Room

26/F and Rooftop, 535 Tower,

No. 535 Jaffe Road,

Causeway Bay

Fee: A.        Brunch + Brunch Free Flow: $798 + 10% service charge per person

B.   After-brunch from 3pm to 6pm: $350 + 10% service charge per person for free-flow of Moët Ice Impérial

Reservation +852 3708 9668

 

OPEN THE DAY: Ice Impérial Brunch & Day Party: Banyan Tree Macau
Time: 10:00am – 9:30pm
Location: Banyan Tree Macau

Galaxy Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai,  Macau, China

Fee: AM Package (11:30am – 5:30pm):

MOP 1,288+10% per Adult

 

PM Package (4:00pm – 9:30pm):

MOP 1,088+10% per Adult
Full Day Cabana Package:

MOP 9,999+10% per Package

Reservation: +853 8883 8833

 

 

  Open The Night: N.I.R. Party
Time: 10pm till late
Location: Zentral

4/F – 5/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central

Reservation: +852 2111 8110

 

Moët Party Day 2017 Chope Promotion
Description: Pre-book on online restaurant-reservation platform, Chope, to dine in any of the 9 participating restaurants associated with the Möet Party Day for June 17th to receive one complimentary bottle of Mini Möet.
Reservation http://www.chope.co/hong-kong-restaurants/pages/moetpartyday

 

PLAY Presents Ida Nielsen & Band

Music is in our bones and PLAY is designed to entertain and thrill the auditory senses, which is why we are constantly working to bring you the very best of the world’s music.

This time we are very proud to present you the venerable Ida Nielsen who has toured the world with the late Prince as a bassist and vocalist. Choosing Hong Kong as the first and only stop of her Asia tour, Ida and her band will be joining us to give a very special live performance at PLAY on 17th June (SAT) from 8pm to 11pm followed by a resident DJ set. Tickets are selling online and at the venue for $200 and $300 respectively.

“I think I learned that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it. …There’s no limit. If you push, then the limit is pushed, too…I feel like you can improve in so many ways in your whole life, but I guess what I mean is to not stop improving. To be kind of a life student.” said Ida Nielsen in an interview with The Current.

As a member of the 3RDEYEGIRL and The New Power Generation, backing bands for Prince, Ida Nielsen describes playing with Prince as “a huge gift and as the most magical musical journey ever, and an on-going learning experience beyond all imagination.” She has constantly been seeking diversity in music. Her new solo produced and programmed album “Turnitup” released in 2016 revealed the spirit of her by integrating different genres of music including hiphop and reggae into her unyielding funk style.

Event details:

Friday 16th June 2017 8-11 pm: PLAY Presents | Ida Nielsen & Band

Saturday 17th June 2017 8-11 pm: PLAY Presents | Ida Nielsen & Band

For table bookings: +852 2525 1318 | reservations@playclub.asia
Website: www.playclub.asia | Facebook: PlayClubHK
Address: 1st Floor, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

Pacha Macau Makes A Splash At Studio City As The ‘Summer Love’ Pool Party Series Returns

As temperatures start to soar, get ready to cool down and party hard with Pacha Macau as the unmissable ‘Summer Love’ Pool Party series returns to bring Ibiza vibes to Studio City. Following on from last summer’s wildly popular trio of events at the Hollywood-inspired entertainment resort, the world-famous super-club is hosting three more parties at Studio City’s expansive pool deck on Saturdays June 10, July 15 and August 19, 2017, each followed by an exclusive after-party at Pacha Macau.

The fun kicks off with a headline slot from Swiss DJ and producer EDX on June 10. Famed for his distinctive take on progressive house and sublime remixing skills, EDX (a.k.a. Maurizio Colella) has worked with everyone from Deadmau5, Bob Sinclar and Armand Van Helden to Dubfire, Kelis and Kool & The Gang, while his live sets have electrified clubs and festivals from Miami to São Paolo.

The second party, on July 15, sees Italian duo DJs From Mars man the decks for an afternoon of electrifying electro-house. Comprised of Turin natives Max Aqualuce and Luca Ventafunk, Djs From Mars are best known for their pulsating mash-ups, from the smash-hit Lady Gaga/Metallica remix Enter Telephone to the Chemical Brothers/Beethoven stormer Symphony No. 5 Vs Galvanize.

Last but by no means least, the third and final pool party on August 19 will be headlined by US house legend Roger Sanchez. A man that needs little introduction to music fans, Grammy-winner Sanchez has been at the forefront of the electronic scene for more than 25 years, both as a remixer for the likes of Diana Ross, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk and Madonna, and as a bestselling recording artist and live DJ, playing residencies in Ibiza every summer since 2000.

As well as the headliners, Pacha Macau welcomes a host of guest DJs from around the world to keep the party going all day long, before the club’s resident DJs Nate Owen and Hugo Cantarra take over indoors from 10pm.

Each party runs from 2:30pm-10pm on the day of the event, and early bird tickets, priced MOP 450 (pool party plus after-party package), are on sale now. Standard tickets, priced MOP 550 (pool party plus after-party package) are available from 5:01pm the day before the event. Cabana packages are also available, priced from MOP 15,000 to MOP 80,000.

To celebrate the ‘Summer Love’ Pool Party series and help guests stay close to the action, Studio City is offering a special hotel package on each of the event days, priced from MOP 2,428*. Available for stays on June 10, July 15 and August 19 only, the package includes one night’s accommodation in a Celebrity Cotai Vista King room, ‘Summer Love’ Pool Party and Pacha Macau admission for two people, MOP 200 Entertainment Voucher, MOP 100 Stay & Play Voucher, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and late check-out until 1pm.

For reservations, please go to Studio City Box Office or SOHO Box Office at City of Dreams, call (853) 8868 6767 / 800 900 783 (Hong Kong toll free), or visit: http://www.studiocity-macau.com/en/promotions/detail/pacha-summer-love-pool-party-2017`

Harry Winston on the red carpet: The 2017 MET Costume Institute Gala


The House of Harry Winston dazzled the crown by adorning renowned actresses Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Behati Prinsloo Levine and famous baseball player Alex Rodriguez with its exquisite jewelry to the 2017 MET Costume Institute Gala in New York City on 1 May 2017 (Monday), gracing the red carpet. In addition, Jennifer Lopez and Behati Prinsloo Levine adorned with more than 150 carats and 180 carats of Harry Winston diamonds executively, and Gwyneth Paltrow wearing more than $2.3 million of Harry Winston Diamonds.

VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW WINGS ON DISPLAY IN MACAO AT THE SHOPPES AT VENETIAN

In conjunction with the opening of the new Victoria’s Secret full assortment store in April 2017, Victoria’s Secret will be bringing in five of the iconic Fashion Show Wings for the first time in Macao. The wings will be on display along at the Shoppes at Venetian – St Mark’s Square, from 26 April 2017 to 31 May 2017.

The installations will feature the original Fashion Show outfits worn by five of the hottest Victoria’s Secret Angels – Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Karmen Pedaru, Joan Small and Ming Xi – in the coveted Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

On display will be the sexy ball gown worn by Karmen Pedaru during 2011 “I put a spell on you” Show, the glamorous clown opening outfit worn by Adriana Lima during the 2012 “Circus” Show, the luxurious black lingerie worn by Joan Smalls during the 2014 “Angel Ball” Show, the pastel-coloured feathers outfit with designer collection bra & panty with Swarovski crystals worn by Behati Prinsloo during the 2014 “Fairytale” Show, and Ming Xi’s monochromatic outfit worn in 2015 “Exotic Butterflies” Show.

The wings installations will be available to members of the public for photo taking and the official hashtag for this campaign is #VSLovesMacao by 26 April 2017. Macao’s first Victoria’s Secret full assortment store at The Shoppes at Venetian is expected to open on 28 April 2017.

STORE LOCATION:                            

Shoppes at Venetian, Shop 725, St Mark’s Square Level 3

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Sunday
10am – 10pm

The grand opening of LONGCHAMP flagship boutique in GUM, Moscow

French luxury House LONGCHAMP celebrated the opening of its flagship boutique at the ground floor of GUM, the most famous Russian Trading House in in the very heart of Moscow, facing Red Square.

This luxurious positioning is a new step for the French Brand. The unique opening of the new Flagship in GUM is consistent with LONGCHAMP’s global strategy to have its boutiques placed in the most attractive locations with the perfect luxury environment. It contributes to the establishment of the firm brand image and expansion on the Russian market.

The new boutique will allow customers to discover seasonal outstanding pieces as well as iconic models in a new space of 135 sqm.

An opening party on March, 28th, celebrated this new store, in presence of the family members, Sophie Delafontaine, Jean Cassegrain, Granddaughter and Grandson of the company founder. They hosted the party alongside with stunning Elena Perminova, the first brand’s friend and ambassador on the Russian market.

“We all in LONGCHAMP are very pleased to see our first flagship boutique in Moscow and were happy to share with our guests this special feeling at the celebration party. We are also very proud to have Lena as the first brand’s friend and ambassador on the Russian market and to have hosted the opening party with her. We hope that this opening will become a solid ground for future LONGCHAMP’s steps in Russia”, commented Sophie Delafontaine.

The boutique cocktail was followed by a private afterparty in Cristal Room Baccarat where the guests enjoyed the performance of LUNA – one of the most popular Russian singers of 2016, and the DJ-set from Sofiya Muntyan.


The event was attended by the representatives of Russian media, fashion and art industries: L’Officiel Russia editor-in-chief Ksenia Sobchak, ballet dancers Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko, actors Maxim Matveev and Egor Koreshkov, Glamour Russia editor-in-chief Masha Fyodorova, it-girls Yana Rudkovskaya, Anastasia Ryabtsova, Anna Ivchenko and Evgeniya Linovich, singer Natalia Chistyakova-Ionova, model Ksenia Sukhinova, ELLE Russia editor-in-chief Ekaterina Mukhina, TV-presenter Andrey Malakhov, designer Katya Dobryakova and many others.

THE MINDS UNDONE – Stockton Launches New Food and Drinks Menus

Awarded to be one of Asia’s best bar’s including Asia’s 50 Best Bars, our mixology team has decided to dig in deeper into Stockton’s brand identity. We are very proud to present a whole new collection of indulging and intoxicating cocktail creations. Being inspired in the wonderful world of literature and exploring some of the world’s greatest literary giants’ minds. Creating this brand new cocktail experience for all our wonderful and kind patrons.

Throughout the past, only a few wise folks have truly discovered Stockton’s true DNA and knowing that the inspiration behind Stockton was drawn from the crazy addled mind of a genius of the type writer. For those, who haven’t discovered, we would like to impulse you to explore the twisted hints and riddles hidden adventure within Stockton’s private rooms, décor, menus, and music.

Revealing Stockton’s Minds Undone series; a homage to Great Writers of our time who were wizards of their words and rakes of the pen, who, importantly to us, used liberal doses of loose libations as their agent for creativity. Minds Undone provides further clues to the inspirational figure behind our brand identity.

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