Supporting V Cycle’s Eco-education and Poverty Alleviation Programs

Kiehl’s Since 1851  “Healing Note” Charity Campaign

Since 1851, Kiehl’s has sourced the world over in search of the finest, most efficaciousingredients. Kiehl’s introduced its customers to the calendula petal in the 1960s, with the launch of Calendula Herbal Extract Toner currently Kiehl’s #1 best-selling toner globally and 1 is sold every 8 seconds. It is also #1 best-selling toner in Hong Kong[1]. Formulated with hand-picked Calendula petals, it became an instant favorite for its soothing and refreshing properties to skin.
Own Your Calendula Note with “Healing Note” Charity Campaign

This year, Kiehl’s introduced Future Made BetterTM, a platform that connects the brand’s ongoing efforts in sustainability and philanthropy. Since 1851, the brand has always strived for better – from responsible formulations, packaging & manufacturing to supporting communities and reducing environmental impact. The iconic product, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner used PCR in the packaging to achieve responsible packaging.

Kiehl’s invites you to embrace the healing and soothing power of Calendula in the “Healing Note” campaign (healingnote.kiehls.com.hk) as part of the brand ethos of “Future Made Better”. From July 6th to 26th for every result posted on your personal social media accounts (set public) with hashtags #治癒花語”  you will receive one travel size sample and Kiehl’s will donate HK$5 to V Cycle. From July 6th to 19th, “Future Made Better Charity Set” is available. Kiehl’s will donate the net income of this charity set. This campaign is aimed at raising HKD$100,000 to V cycle to support its eco-education and poverty alleviation programs in Hong Kong.  Customers who purchase Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream can customize them with healing flower note stickers carrying your name at 5 designated Kiehl’s store (ifc, Langham Place, apm, Facesss Ocean Terminal, New Town Plaza)

Philips latest Air Purifier Series 4500i Stunning Blend of Style & Functionality for Your Home

Philips Latest Air Purifier Series 4500i Filters Up to 99% Formaldehyde^
Stunning Blend of Style & Functionality for Your Home

Many people think air pollution only exists outdoor and underrate the problems of indoor contamination. However, harmful air pollutant content in indoor environment can be higher than that in the outdoor. Especially formaldehyde, which is colorless and odorless, can release up to 15 years and leads to many serious diseases. What you need is Philips latest Air Purifier Series 4500i. It does not only look trendy, but is also equipped with the newest function to quickly capture and filter 99% formaldehyde^ and 99.97% ultrafine harmful substances as small as PM0.003* (800 times smaller than PM2.5 particles). Meanwhile, it delivers an excellent functionality by instantly detecting indoor air quality indices and cleaning a room of 200sq. ft. within 8 minutes! Being classy and modish while able to rapidly remove formaldehyde makes Philips 4500i a must-have air purifier for a modern family.

VitaShield IPS Technology + Powerful Filter
Remove All Formaldehyde & PM0.003 Harmful Substances

Make Your Home Smart     
Control Your Home’s Air Quality with a Touch of Button
It is understandable if you don’t want to waste the effort to reach the air purifier, but only integrate yourself with the sofa when staying at home. Therefore, the smart Philips Air Purifier Series 4500i is designed to connect with Clean Home+, an app to mobile control the machine, get real-time information about both indoor and outdoor air quality, and obtain useful advice of how to improve air quality to reduce the chance of contacting pollutants and allergens.

Philips Air Purifier Series 4500i AC4558/31
Inquiries: Philips Customer Service Centre 2619 9663
Retailers: Available at major department stores and electric appliance shops
Suggested retail price: HK$4,988

Cartier Launches its Call for Applications for the 2021 Edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

Since 2006, Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School, has been aiming to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. The mission of the Cartier Women’s Initiative is to shine a light on these women and provide them with the necessary financial, social and human capital support to grow their business and build their leadership skills. The call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative opens now and closes on July 31st, 2020 at 2pm (CEST).

The annual international entrepreneurship programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact. Since its creation, the programme has accompanied 240 promising female entrepreneurs hailing from 56 different countries and has awarded over 3 million USD to support their businesses.

The programme is expanding with the creation of a new Award – The Science & Technology Pioneer Award

In order to further increase the programme’s impact and relevance, starting from the 2021 edition and on top of the 7 existing regional awards, three more women impact entrepreneurs will be recognized. Indeed, the programme has launched the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, a new thematic category to support women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation.

Each of the 8 laureates will be awarded with a US $100,000 in grant; whereas each of the second and third runnerups will receive US $30,000. Finally, the 8 laureates and 16 finalists will all receive support on strategic financial thinking, one-on-one strategy mentoring, media visibility and international networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to join an INSEAD executive education programme on scaling social impact.

#CartierHK
#DRIVINGCHANGE

#CWI21

#CELEBRATING15Y

To apply Cartier Women’s Initiative regional award: https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/regional-awards

Cartier website: www.cartier.hk

 

Beatrice Borromeo is the Testimonial of the New Buccellati Adv Campaign

The new Buccellati advertising campaign is composed of a series of black & white pictures, masterly directed by the young British photographer and director, Josh Olins. The pics describe a day in the magic and eternal city of Rome, trying to find unusual sights and iconic places.

The testimonial of exception for this advertising campaign is Beatrice Borromeo, daughter of Paola Marzotto and of Count Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo.

To her, the dearest family jewels are signed Buccellati, because she got to know them since she was a child. It is not just her aristocratic name that makes her a very elegant young woman, but also her being a protagonist of our century; her personal culture and social commitment have always characterized her, as a journalist before and then as a documentarist.

Totally at ease on the photo set, Beatrice has relived the city of Rome, after having lived there almost a decade ago, when she moved there to found and important national daily newspaper. Those memories emerged during the shooting, thus immediately creating a strong bond between Beatrice and the city. Then, the energy of the whole production team and of Josh Olins made the rest.

The shots enshrine Beatrice’s free spirit and refined grace, who emphasizes with intense expressions the beauty of the Buccellati jewels and the workmanship techniques characterizing them: handengravings that render the gold surface soft and precious, the Maisons’ iconic lacework patterns, and the inspirations drawn from Nature and Renaissance times.

The locations at Piazza di Spagna, Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza di Pietra bring us to moments of simple daily life, while the shots in the rooms of the Roman villa at the Gianicolo are images of peace and reflection, or of extreme elegance in evening gown and Buccellati high-jewellery creations.

The combination Buccellati/Beatrice Borromeo has turned out to be perfect, and this has resulted into a collaboration, which is going to be successful.

A great Italian heritage brand breaths a new energy with Beatrice, who combines a great style and an intellectual strength making her a modern female role model and an icon of the future.

The Gold Coast put on the charms…

Queenslanders are being urged to holiday on the Gold Coast as the first burst of campaign activity launches to support struggling operators looking to capitalise on a tourism-led recovery.

Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista said the new campaign launched on 15 June, is the first step in revitalising Gold Coast’s tourism sector with the push set to be extended interstate once border restrictions are lifted.

“Now that intrastate travel restrictions have eased, we’ve wasted no time in rolling out our ‘Come Back and Play’ campaign to tempt holidaymakers to explore their own backyard, as Aussies emerge from lockdown,” Ms Battista said.

“Gold Coast operators are desperate to clawback the economic losses they sustained as a result of the COVID-crisis and we know pent-up demand for travel will continue to grow as social and travel restrictions are further relaxed.

“The $1.5 million campaign is part of a four-phased plan to trigger a tourism-led economic recovery by reminding Aussies there’s no better place to holiday than in Australia’s favourite playground.

“We are focused on reanimating Gold Coast’s economy to support the one in seven Gold Coasters employed in the tourism sector, alongside our operators, who have felt the brunt of devastation over the past five months.”

The 14-week campaign adapts core experiences and creative components from Destination Gold Coast’s previous successful domestic marketing campaigns that resulted in a record-breaking 14.2 million visitors to the Gold Coast throughout 2019.

Compelling vision of the Gold Coast will be broadcast across free-to-air TV and radio, digital and social media placements to entice audiences to come and play with a range of holiday deals.

Ms Battista said the latest campaign will leverage appetite for drive holidays and primarily target high-spending travellers from Brisbane and regional Queensland.

“Our chief priority is to jump-start the domestic market by stimulating demand, visitation and expenditure for the city,” she said.

“In the immediate term this will be to attract intrastate visitors eager to explore attractions and experiences and engage in activities they’ve missed out on, like dining in at a restaurant or café.”

Destination Gold Coast’s suite of ‘remind’ videos released last month captured the hearts and minds of more than 5 million Aussie and Kiwi viewers during various stages of lockdown, presenting a tactical opportunity to appeal to a captive audience.

A wealth of recent research consistently shows the Gold Coast near or at the top of the list for post-COVID interstate travel.

Ms Battista said the Gold Coast had unfortunately been unable to fully capitalise on the demand as a result of border closures and was hoping interstate travellers would be welcomed back as soon as it was deemed safe to do so.

“Intrastate travel is a welcome step for Gold Coast tourism’s road to recovery, but it is not enough to make up for the shortfall of an estimated financial loss of $310 million per month, after the region arguably the most impacted by the pandemic, was decimated in its wake,” she said.

Twelve experiences, events and products from across the Gold Coast that feature in the campaign include:

  • Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta
  • Sea World, Main Beach
  • Warner Bros. Movie World, Oxenford
  • Miami Marketta, Miami
  • SWELL Sculpture Festival, Currumbin
  • Jumpinpin, South Stradbroke Island
  • Curtis Falls, Tamborine Mountain
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Tallebudgera Valley
  • Gold Coast Broadwater
  • Dreamworld, Coomera
  • Tallebudgera Creek
  • Sea World Cruises, Main Beach

https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com

New Program to Support Domestic Business Events Sector in Australia

A new $1.5 million program launched today will help the domestic business events sector get back on its feet in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and drive new business to regions around Australia.

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Boost Program will provide convention bureaux, convention centres, professional conference organisers and event managers with the opportunity to leverage the agency’s expertise and help win new domestic business.

Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said that getting the domestic business events industry up and running as quickly as possible would be critical to the industry’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

“Business events are one of the most crucial sectors of our tourism industry delivering huge economic benefits to communities around Australia,” Minister Birmingham said.

“The sector has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with the widespread cancellations of many domestic business events and a significant number of international events postponed.

“With restrictions now starting to lift and interstate travel starting to re-commence, this program will help venues and destinations to better market themselves in what is a highly competitive industry and secure lucrative corporate meetings, annual conferences, exhibitions and incentive events.

“Business events have major flow-on effects by helping to fill hotels, bars and restaurants, and will provide a much-needed boost to businesses and local economies as they rebuild from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.”

The Business Events Boost Program aims to provide industry with the skills and resources it needs to drive new business for Australia through a range of marketing and distribution initiatives.

The program represents a shift in focus towards the domestic business events space and forms part of a broader recovery strategy being delivered by Business Events Australia to support Australian industry through this time and to ensure Australia continues to be recognised as a quality business events destination.

“With international travel restrictions likely to be in place for some time yet, the recovery of Australia’s business events industry will be driven by domestic activity as soon as it is safe and practical to do so,” Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events at Tourism Australia, said.

“We are very pleased to be launching the Business Events Boost Program as part of our overall strategy to help the Australian business events industry recover from the impacts of COVID-19, and  are looking forward to partnering with them to deliver initiatives to help kickstart domestic business events.

“The program is a domestic iteration of our already successful and internationally focussed ‘Advance Program’ and will provide the industry an opportunity to access funding for innovative marketing and distribution initiatives.”

The new Business Events Boost Program will be run by Tourism Australia’s dedicated business events unit, Business Event Australia, throughout FY2020/21. Applications are set to open on 1 July 2020 and close on 30 September 2020.

More information, including details on eligibility criteria, can be found at: Australia.com/businessevents

Marriott International global points promotion

– 60% bonus points upon hotel bookings

Marriott International is offering one of its richest points promotions ever. Starting today until June 30, 2020, Marriott Bonvoy members will receive 60% bonus points upon all hotel bookings globally.

p.s. Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club also announced deals as high as ‘100% bonuses’ (buy one point, get one free) if you’re interested in doing a listicle of the latest promotions!

Key highlights:

  • Bookings must be made before 11:59 a.m. HKT July 1, Wednesday to be eligible for the 60% Bonus Points offer with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points
  • Points can be purchased at a rate of HKD 96.9 (USD 12.50) per 1,000 Points
  • Marriot Bonvoy Members may purchase or receive the Bonus Points as a Gift from another Member (max. 100,000 Points during the Promotional Period only)
  • Disclaimer:

o   Once Points have been Purchased or Gifted, no refunds will be permitted

o   New members may only purchase points 30 Days after enrollment. More information available on Marriott Bonvoy™ Program Rules

o   Purchased Points do not count towards Marriott Bonvoy™ Elite Status

o   All Marriott Bonvoy™ Program Rules apply and more information is available at https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi

Marriott’s properties in Hong Kong include: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel; Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel; Mira Moon Hong Kong; Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin; The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong; Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel; Courtyard Hong Kong; The Mira Hong Kong; W Hong Kong; Le Méridien Cyberport; Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers; Ovolo Southside, Hong Kong; JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong; Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel; and The St. Regis Hong Kong.

GIVENCHY APPOINTS MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020.

Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.

Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares:

I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today.

I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.

Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states:

I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY.

I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison’s exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.

Matthew M. WILLIAMS states:

I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity.

I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream.

In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.

Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.

委任 為創意總監

即時發佈巴黎, 年月日

Givenchy欣然宣佈委任Matthew M. WILLIAMS為創意總監,任期於2020年6月16日生效。 Matthew M. WILLIAMS將會負責男女裝系列的所有設計工作。

LVMH Fashion Group主席兼首席執行官Sidney TOLEDANO表示:
我很高興Matthew M. WILLIAMS加盟LVMH Group,由於他曾參加LVMH Prize,我們有幸能見證他不斷進步,如今

成為優秀的設計師。 我相信他的獨特現代設計視野將能為GIVENCHY帶來良機,寫下成功的新篇章。

GIVENCHY首席執行官兼總裁Renaud de LESQUEN指: 我非常歡迎Matthew M. WILLIAMS加入GIVENCHY的大家庭。

我深信他對設計和創意的無比堅持,以及與品牌設計工作室和團隊的通力合作,將會讓GIVENCHY大放異彩。

Matthew M. WILLIAMS表示: 我非常榮幸能加入GIVENCHY。品牌是定位獨特、魅力雋永的時尚經典,我非常期待與GIVENCHY的設計工作室和

團隊合作,帶領品牌進入現代而包容的新時代。
我亦感謝LVMH Group的信任,讓我有機會實現畢生的夢想。 現時全球也變對前所未見的挑戰,我希望能與所屬的社區和同事傳揚希望,並帶來正面的改變。

Matthew M. WILLIAMS將於10月在巴黎呈獻首個GIVENCHY系列。

Matthew M. Williams, 34, grew up in Pismo Beach, California and developed an early interest in fashion. A self-taught designer, he honed his craft by starting in fashion production, cultivating strong relationships along the way with top talents across creative fields, including art, music, photography, and fashion.

For Fall-Winter 2015, the designer debuted Alyx, a women’s wear brand named after his eldest daughter. The label, which is rooted in contemporary culture, affirmative change, and longevity of design, quickly caught attention and was shortlisted for the 2016 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Since then, the brand has restyled itself as 1017 Alyx 9SM and won a loyal following for a highly focused collection with a very personal point of view, spanning women’s wear, men’s wear and accessories, as well as collaborations with renowned international sports and luxury lifestyle brands. The designer’s longstanding fascination with translating cultural undercurrents into high fashion informs the brand’s aesthetic, and his signature “rollercoaster” buckle quickly became iconic among tastemakers.

In addition to his commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, Williams advocates authentic values of research, technical innovation and creative repurposing that align perfectly with Givenchy’s philosophy of elegant ease. An intuitive understanding of tailoring, technology and integrity in fashion make the designer an ideal steward for carrying the Givenchy legacy forward with modernity and power.

Upon his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy collections in June 2020, Matthew Williams has decided to relocate to Paris. He continues to design the Italian-based Alyx brand independently.

VERSACE X PRIDE LGBTQ

To celebrate Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ community, Versace is launching a special limited-edition Pride 2020 Capsule Collection. The selection features warm-weather designs and comfortable activewear such as tank tops, crop tops and one-pieces, and includes a line-up of vibrant underwear.

Versace has partnered with two charities who will benefit from the collection, both of which are working tirelessly to create a more inclusive and equal world.

In the US, to mark one year since Donatella Versace was named a Stonewall Ambassador, a portion of sales from the collection will go to Pride Live. Versace partnered with Pride Live last year and the money raised has supported fundraising activities for those most affected by Covid-19. Funds from this year’s collection will aid the charity’s follow-up work with its current beneficiaries (Trans LifeLine, Trans Latin@ Coalition, Brave Space Alliance, and The Ally Coalition) and will help to modernize the organization’s donation platform in order to better receive financial support.

In Europe, donations will be made to Arcigay. Founded in Italy in 1985, Arcigay works to fight against violence, discrimination and violations of the human and civil rights of LGBTQ+ people. Through lobbying, advocacy, campaigning and supporting programs and projects, the organization can make positive political, legislative and cultural changes.

The collection will be available worldwide from June at Versace boutiques and on versace.com.

為慶祝「同志驕傲月」(Pride Month)和支持LGBTQ+社群,Versace特別推出Pride 2020限量系列,匯聚多款夏季造型和舒適的運動服,包括背心、短身上衣和連身設計款式,還有一系列奪目內衣。

限量系列的收益將會撥捐與Versace合作的兩個慈善組織,以支持有關組織努力不懈地締造更包容平等的世界。

在美國,為紀念Donatella Versace獲任命為「石牆大使」一週年,系列的部分收益將會撥捐Pride Live。Versace去年與Pride Live合作,利用所籌得的善款支持抗疫籌款活動,以援助最受新型冠狀病毒肺炎疫情影響的人士。2020年限量系列籌集的款項將會協助Pride Live跟進對現時受惠單位的支援(包括Trans LifeLine、Trans Latin@ Coalition、Brave Space Alliance及The Ally Coalition),並會資助組織提升募捐平台,以便接受各界的捐款。

在歐洲方面,品牌將會捐助Arcigay,該組織於1985年在意大利創立,致力對抗針對LGBTQ+人士的暴力和歧視問題,並捍衛其人權及公民權利。組織透過遊說、倡議、發起運動和支持各類相關計劃和項目,在政治、立法和文化方面作出正面的改變。

系列將會由六月起於全球Versace專門店及versace.com有售。

Elizabeth Olsen, the Superhero

Revealed Her Skin Transformation with Augustinus Bader

Elizabeth Olsen is best known for playing the powerful Scarlet Witch in the mega-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Avengers and Captain America. As one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, Elizabeth won Hollywood Rising Star Award in Deauville American Film Festival in 2015 and Best Leading Actress in 2013 respectively.
What is the beauty secret of this Hollywood superstar? She shared her favourite beauty discovery with her fans.
“This is a G-beauty brand backed by science, it uses a new technology to transform your skin and this AB Blue Cream has completely transformed my skin. My skin is healthier, brighter and younger,” said Elizabeth. She has been putting on Augustins Bader cream before makeup to rejuvanate her skin and restore healthy radiance. Elizabeth revealed that heavy makeup and stressful filming schedule made her skin dry and dull. After the recommendation of her makeup artists, the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ star started using Augustinus Bader skincare and found her skin was renewed and refined.

Fans in Hong Kong can now enjoy the magical products as Elizabeth does. Augustinus Bader is now available at Lane Crawford ifc Mall and Times Square, as well as e-shop. Beauty elite and skincare lovers can now experience the ground-breaking creams inspired by 30 years of research and innovation.

Thirty Years of Ground-breaking Research
Globally recognized as one of the leaders in stem cell biology, Professor Augustinus Bader is among the leading scientific minds in the world who is specifically knowledgeable about how the body’s own stem cells work.

As head of stem cell research at the University of Leipzig, he spent 30 years focused on perfecting the healing process and uncovered how to reawaken these cells, which go dormant over time due to aging or trauma. The key to the transformative properties of Augustinus Bader skincare is Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®), which is comprised of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesised molecules naturally found in skin. It guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal.