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Publisher: Publiscope Publishing Director: Grégory Ayoun Editor in Chief: Laure Delvigo Art Director: Yvan Babillon Cinema: Frank Rousseau Beauty: Laure Delvigo, Maud Marjolet Fashion: Yvo Deprelle, Apuje Kalu, Ani Houhannisyan, Laurean Ossorio, Patrycja Matysiak Lifestyle: Samantha King, Nicolas Berger Society: Quitterie Pasquesoone US Correspondent: Frank Rousseau Art &Culture: Marie Signoret Jewellery: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther People: Eleonore Menile Sailing: Louis-Yves Delvigo Contributing Photographers: Sandra Fourqui, Jean-Luc Scotto, Ron Contarsy / Highmark Studios Translation: Samantha King, Sarah Jackson Printing: Brailly Publisher: Publiscope Managing Director: Christian-Jules Ayoun Sales marketing and writer: Fiona Esther Sales Manager: Gerald Benitah Logistics Assistant: Cyril Montegu Editorial Offices: Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France Tel: +33 (0)4 78 24 22 73 - Fax: +33 (0)4 78 24 56 18 Advertising: EUROPE BLUSH Dream 4, rue de Genève case postale 390 - 1225 Chêne-Bourg - Geneva Switzerland MIDDLE EAST Dubai UAE SOUTH AFRICA / MAURITIUS Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa Wolmar, Mauritius Tel: (230) 403 1500 - Fax: (230) 453 5555 International circulation: KD Presse 14, rue des messageries 75010 Paris - France Tel: 0033 (9) 53 39 42 71 Distribution Export: Pineapple Média Publiscope: TechnoPark Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France

BLUSH Dream is a biannual edited and published by Publiscope. BLUSH Dream declines responsibility for any unpublished texts, illustrations or photos it receives. Reproduction of texts, drawings and pictures published in this magazine remains the property of Blush Dream, owned by Publiscope, which reserves the right of reproduction and translation in the whole world. Publiscope accepts no responsibility for the published documents. All rights reserved. ISSN n°2267-7372 - Dépôt légal à parution. COVER Laura Smet by Sandra Fourqui for Blush Dream.

Silk dress BCBG Max Azria. Necklace “L’œil des Caraïbes” Adler in 18kt white gold set with one unheated oval cut sapphire 24.79 cts and diamonds 63.18 cts. Ring “L’œil des Caraïbes” Adler in 18kt white gold set with one unheated oval cut sapphire 18.49 cts and 18 diamonds 4.43 cts.



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P 30 K ATE MOSS Rendezvous with an icon of Glam. P 32 LAURA SMET You imagine her to be a little tortured, in fact she is radiant. P 36 Al Pacino A Meeting With The Godfather. P 40 Shocking Schiap’ ! When elegance combines with extravagance that’s Shocking Schiaparelli! P 44 The fashion faux pas to avoid to stay in the mood What to consign to the closet in 2015… P 46 GUCCI The New Jackie Bag

P 50 Clinic Lémanic Unlimited perfection! P 52 Docteur Arash Zarrinpour For the love of a smile. P 54 The New stars of fantasy Who are these women who men fantasise about? P 56 Elena Baranova Transform the energy of your genes into the energy of your life! P 58 GIORGIO ARMANI Maestro liquid summer: a fusion of foundation and sun cream. P 60 Green Carpet Capsule Collection Chopard will introduce at the Cannes Film Festival new creations of its Green Carpet Collection. P 62 TF Est 1968’s Tourbillon of Creativity. P 64 Frédéric Jouvenot From the shadows, into the light.

P 48 SHOPPING BEAUTY - At the seaside



Big Bang Broderie. Boîtier en or 18K serti de 209 diamants, équivalent à 1.3 carats. Procédé unique d'insertion dans la fibre de carbone de sa fine broderie de St-Gall. Bracelet broderie 100% soie cousue sur caoutchouc noir. Série limitée à 200 pièces.


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P 116-118 Algorithm of a new luxury The art of liberating an object from the norm in order that it should leave its mark over time.

P 66 Greco Genève Horological alchemy. P 68 Nathalie Ludwig Creator of sublime interiors.

P 120 “ What do I want? To shock people ” Yves Saint Laurent Foundation is the collection known as the “Liberation”.

P 70 Yoann Goncalves A promise of excellence.

P 124 Christine A life in Art.


hippie-couture with laura smet by Sandra fourqui CARNET DE BÂLE By jean-luc scotto aquatic By rON CONTARSY

P 100 Backstage At the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez with Sybille de Margerie. P 106 A cocooning break on the Aegean You will have all the time you like to recharge your batteries. P 108 Volvo Ocean Race The everest of offshore racing. P 112-114



P 126 A Midsummer Night’s Palais des Festivals de Cannes.


P 128 Balenciaga Master Of Lace. P 130 Jérôme Banctel Chef At The Gabriel. P 134-136 P 138



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Très Miss, très Dior

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asten your seatbelts and get ready as we vet the latest trends in this neo-sexy issue. Having sex appeal is like fashion; it goes with the flow, has  its highs and its lows, its ins and its outs. Who  are the women that men dream about? From  the 2015 version of the cougar to the modern seductress hungry for power they bewitch men around the world. But how do they do it? We find out. He plays the eponymous Danny Collins in Dan Fogelman’s latest film about an ageing rock star – meeting Al Pacino is like getting up close and personal with Tony Montana, alias Scarface. An interview with an ex Godfather. She has that sense of the sublime, in such a casual way. With  her rock star image, Kate Moss is certainly still the most influential model around. We interview the icon of sexy glamour while the magnetic Laura Smet strikes a pose in front of Blush’s camera. A wonderful exercise in style. With this collection, Yves Saint Laurent clearly redefines the rules of chic and aesthetics and gives full rein to the retro wave that will soon take over the streets. Saint Tropez already had all the attributes of a glamorous label. So naturally the Hôtel de Paris called on one of the most in vogue interior designers in the world of luxury hotels - Sybille de Margerie. Her motto? Luxury inextricably linked to comfort. We meet a woman of style.



ith its luxury issues and exclusive supplements such as Maradiva by Blush and now HDP Saint-Tropez by Blush - the new magazine for the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez - Blush is expanding its reach in the Indian Ocean and the French Riviera. This issue’s cover girl, Laura Smet, gives us a wonderful interview in between a photo shoot in Saint-Tropez and a visit to Club 55. Meanwhile Scarface legend, Al Pacino, offers a humorous insight into the agonies of stardom when we chat with this genius of the silver screen. On the watch-making side, the greatest manufacturers tell Blush all about their new designs presented at Baselworld. Come inside!

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Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold. Mouvement manufacture UNICO. Chronographe roue à colonnes, 72 heures de réserve de marche. Boîtier réalisé dans un alliage d’or 18K inrayable et inoxydable inventé et développé par Hublot: le Magic Gold. Bracelet interchangeable par un système d’attache unique. Série limitée à 250 pièces.


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Time Keepers Time-Keepers By Laure Delvigo

Watch E Hublot celebrates

the 10th anniversary of the iconic BIG BANG!

Already 10 years. Only 10 years! 10 years have passed since Hublot unveiled its first Big Bang - the Big Bang Gold Ceramic. In spring 2005, Jean-Claude Biver, now President of Hublot and President of the Watch Division of LVMH, along with his team, led by Ricardo Guadalupe, the brand’s CEO, created this new Hublot model - the starting point for a new collection. And how far they have come since 2005: the BIG BANG, now the brand’s signature collection, has met with phenomenal success. A perfect illustration of the Fusion concept so dear to Hublot, the iconic design of the award winning BIG BANG, now a watchmaking icon, this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The WATCHe brand present its new product range in its We, We3S and WeX wrist watch skeleton. Crossing the mechanical design and watchmaking, combining functionality and originality. Its design is intended purist functional. It is a style that is already familiar to us. The We3S complements We1,We1S, We2, We5S range. It is possible from a We come fix his middle module frame with a strap to transform its shell with integrated mechanical watch phone in a wristwatch We3S.This new model incorporates a new We3S pivot system to initially access the winding system of setting the time and especially to show the wearer’s privacy and thus its mechanical watch movement.

Jean-Claude Biver - The Origin of the Big Bang - Photo: Fred Merz

Diamond MasterGraff

Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon



Pierre DeRoche tnt royal retro hour around the world in half an hour


Pierre DeRoche enriches its TNT Royal Retro with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour not via a corrector, but instead using the crown. An extremely rare phenomenon! To avoid any loss of precision during adjustments, the GMT hours and minutes hands advance in 30-minute increments to guarantee exact half hours, without the movement stopping. A third indicator appears on the white part of the subdial if it is daytime in the zone of the second time zone; or in the black section if it is night-time. Meanwhile, the TNT Royal Retro signature retrograde seconds hands pursue their fascinating path. To spice up the overall effect, two of the six original hands vanish in the lower section of the dial to provide space for the GMT indicator. LIMITED EDITION 201 pieces.

Klepcys by Cyrus

The Alarm - A centuries old complication

Dating back to the 15th century, the alarm watch was made famous in the mid-­1900s by companies such as Vulcain and Jaeger-­ LeCoultre. Today, Cyrus reinterprets this complication in its own unique way. While the basic principle remains unaltered, Cyrus has focused on instilling the design with a contemporary, technical feel. High-­tech materials such as ceramic are now incorporated in the movement, while the decoration of the calibre echoes the case, with satin-­polished, beadblasted and polished finishes, thus preserving the overall harmony and balance of this exclusive timepiece issued in a 30-­piece limited edition. 24

Graff orchestrates a fascinating encounter between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie with its new création. The result of more than 2,000 hours of development, its mechanical movement associates a flying tourbillon with a dual-time display and a large instantaneous date that jumps at exactly midnight. While the exclusive calibre reveals the beauty of its gear wheels through the sapphire crystal, the case and dial exalt the jewellery-making expertise of the House through a dazzling setting of 329 diamonds totalling 13.7 carats.

Mauron Musy

Unafraid to shake up ideas, eric mauron and christophe musy have put their name to a new adventure in alternative watchmaking for the twenty- first century, with a patented system for gasket-free water-resistance. Anti-establishment rebels with a cause, the pair have rid the case of the gaskets and adhesives that a conventional system relies on, to guarantee water-resistance in its most noble form. Echoing its unique concept – a flawless match of design and functionality – this watch further asserts its groundbreaking personality with an elaborate architecture of powerful, sleek lines. This expertly crafted, avant-garde exterior houses a COSC certified automatic movement; proof of the brand’s dedication to the finest horological mechanics.

NOT ONLY MINE BUT A PA RT OF ME FV E V O S 1 8 “C o b r a ” S u s p e n d e d S k e l e t o n FRANC VILA manufactured calibre FV18 Limited edition to 88 pieces / BOUTIQUE: 6, Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland - Tel: +41 22 317 07 27 Opening Soon : Quai du Mont-Blanc 21, 1201 GENÈVE


News Beauty By Maud Marjolet

“Move & Fit” at the Mandarin Oriental Paris

A temple to well-being in the heart of Paris, the Mandarin Oriental spa has a whole new fitness offer: “Move & Fit”. A programme of 10 sessions of individual coaching lasting 45 minutes each, conducted by renowned personal trainer, Nicolas Veret. Each session is made-to-measure, covering muscle-building, body toning, improving well-being, correcting posture and boosting performances. So as to prolong the Mandarin Oriental experience, each client who signs up will be offered two massage sessions in the hands of a physiotherapist masseur lasting 50 minutes and a 10% discount voucher for all spa and beauty treatments available. Note: Move & Fit is available to non-guests at the price of €2,000 per person. Mandarin Oriental, Paris 251 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris - France +33 (0)1 70 98 78 88 -

The Marine at Trouville gets a make-over

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Normandy is the Cures Marines Hotel in Trouville, a four star establishment and part of the MGallery group. The spot is jam-packed with history, in the heart of the former Thermes de Trouville. Built in 1903, the hotel has at last rediscovered its former splendour after years of neglect. The interior architect Jean-Phillipe Nuel has managed to preserve the charm of a luxury hotel from a bygone era while offering modern comfort and luxury. As soon as you enter the lobby, a fluid and luminous atmosphere washes over you: greys, beiges, sandy hues and steel and grey blues illustrate serenity. With its two pools and numerous treatment rooms, the Institut des Cures Marines is an invitation to relax and unwind.

Awaken the star within you at Studio Harcourt!

The prestigious Studio Harcourt is now offering Sunday make-up workshops run by the studio’s make-up artists. The programme includes: a visit to the iconic studio where you will learn about its history through the portraits of stars who have been photographed there followed by the makeup workshop. You will be given professional advice to suit your morphology such as your eye colour, the shape of your face and your complexion etc. Cleverly, the studio asks each client to bring in their own make-up so that the artists can teach you how to use your own products. And to round off such a star Sunday, what better than a free glass of champagne? €135 duration 3 hours. Sundays only. 10 rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris - France Book via +33 (0)1 42 56 67 67 -

Eva Green, the glamorous new face of L’Oréal Professionnel

After Kirsten Dunst and Jerry Hall, Eva Green, with her raven locks, has joined the prestigious family of faces of L’Oréal Professionnel. A former Bond Girl and soon to be appearing in the new Tim Burton film, the 34-year-old actress perfectly embodies the values of the brand, world renowned for the quality of its products. Green will appear in a hugely important L’Oréal Professionnel launch: that of its new styling line “Wet Domination by Tecni.ART” which will be available in the brand’s salons.

Hôtel des Cures Marines Boulevard de la Cahotte, 14360 Trouville-sur-mer - France

Alexandre de Paris launches

Just a Better Me in Bikini : Get new tone and energy!

To get that perfect body (and mind) this summer, Blush recommends the clever “Just a Better Me”. Elodie Cavalier has a great deal of experience and knowledge of physical and psychological mechanisms. A detox and wellness coach, she will offer you advice throughout this three-month programme to transform your body week by week. The programme includes toning, energising, beauty, pleasure and health through progressive and visible changes leading to lasting results. As well as a customised detox appraisal, you will be given weekly guidelines and five days of Detox Delight*** meals (www.detox-delight fr). We really like the follow-up session after the summer to ensure the results last!


a new beauty spot on the Rive gauche

The legendary hair salon Alexandre de Paris is opening a new modern and exclusive address: Alexandre de Paris Studio. This new beauty spot is located on the legendary Place Saint Sulpice in the French capital. In a smart casual universe, Alexandre de Paris Studio adapts to the pace of the modern woman. The day starts at 8.30 am with the “Brush & Breakfast”, a tidy-up and a relaxing moment with a cup of coffee and delicious croissants before heading off to work. In the evening, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, the salon offers a “Let’s go out” formula. There is nothing like a fabulous chignon to make you feel more beautiful and in the mood for dancing! Note there is a private VIP room, sheltered from prying eyes, for those that need that extra exclusivity. 1 Place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris - France +33 (0)1 43 29 07 26 -



Jewellery By Fiona Esther

A Cuckoo Moment

Luxury with fashion appeal and the joy of living instead of cool understatement! In 2005, designer Lia Fallschessel established a cuckoo moment... turning her passion for exceptional designs and materials into jewellery and accessories. Since then, she has been delighting fashionistas worldwide and explains: “Desire is something wonderful.” For he production of the extravagant pieces, made of stingray, python, crocodile, and ostrich leg, she exclusively employs fair trade raw material. A cuckoo moment… manufactures in Germany, Italy and Spain, in order to ensure highest quality and excellent processing. Whereas the finishing touches are put to most of the items in the Düsseldorf studio. New, light jewellery designs and breezy colourful accessoires make a lively start to spring! That’s a cuckoo moment…, the brand with the keen sense for fashion and luxury.


Jewels - Nyima Cuff

The cuff begins with a meditative gap which evolves into a sparkling white diamond pavé bead symbolising an enlightened state of mind. The round shape traces the cycle of day crowned by Nyima, Tibetan for Sun, giver of light, and life. The white diamond pavé can be customised with gemstones and diamond colours of choice.

Aguilera, rocking those diamonds Titamàlà, “the aura of happiness” Christina The Art Jewel Debuts Highly Anticipated Hong Kong Showroom

Spiritual, powerful and creative. Wearing a Titamàlà is like affirming a particular identity. The mystical creations of the clever collector and highly inventive Tita Mercurio are surrounded by the aura of a pearl stringer. Unique, graphic, symbolic – the cultures of the world feed her imagination. Inspired by life and all its wonders, her collections are spontaneously (re)born to bring out the best in us. The semi-precious stones join the beauty of the wood; the beloved pearls blend beautifully with the keys, horns and 1001 other fetish symbols. Created to measure and according to the inspiration of the moment, her pieces are never worn in the same way and simply enhance our inner self. Titamàlà – a “must have” from Saint Tropez to Saint Barts!

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Vhernier presents new 2015 collection

Admiring the tête-à-tête between the sun and the moon from surfaces as gold as sand dunes. Magical intertwining shapes and colours magically pursue each other like decorations on silk. The perfect precision of symmetry that on a closer look reveals a surprise, like an origami. The Vhernier 2015 collection is the story of a journey between the Middle and the Far East. Ancestral visions, mystical tales and age-old traditions are given a new and contemporary look.


Hanadi Keane - intensely feminine

A homage to life and femininity, focussing on a personal, subtle and contrasting collection. Delicately match-making gold and precious stones, each piece tells its own tale, unique and sincere, daintily enhancing the wearer. A bearer of joy, of messages of love and admiration, the “Aura”, the “Marquise” and the very special “Toi et Moi” to name but a few are the first revelations to be discovered right away. Because life waits for no-one. With all Hanadi Keane’s heart, for yours, “Heart to Heart” by Hanadi Keane.

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Rendezvous with an icon of Glam She has this sense of the sublime, tinged with nonchalance. With her rock star image, Kate Moss remains a timeless icon and certainly the most inf luential model around. Just entering her 40s, Kate Moss remains the queen of the catwalks and is not ready to hang up her stilettos just yet. And because Kate Moss is a star, she has become the face of St. Tropez sun cosmetics. We interview Kate Moss - more beautiful than ever. By Laure Delvigo

You’re a beauty muse to so many women … who are your own beauty muses (and why)? I love that Lauren Hutton, fresh faced, all American look. She was so vivacious in her character that she didn’t really need make-up or anything. That relaxed look, it’s so sexy and beautiful. How do you feel about tan lines? Would you ever intentionally create tan lines with self-tanner? I had a conversation with a photographer not that long ago about using tan – I’d been on holiday and tried to get my bum tanned but he told me not to as “it’s all about the white bum” but no, I don’t consciously create tan lines. Since becoming the face of St Tropez, what has been the best fake tan tip you’ve picked up? I always exfoliate before applying self tan so it goes on nice and smoothly. Also, when applying

the St.Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse you should always use an applicator mitt to avoid streaks and overly tanned hands. W hat are your best tips for looking young? Juicing – it gives you bright eyes with a bit of a twinkle and it keeps your hair shiny Apart from needing to for a shoot, would you ever consider going darker or are you a blonde through-and-through? I’m a blonde through and through – they have more fun after all! How do you get in shape? I do yoga. My friend Nadia Narain has just brought out a Gentle Yoga 20 minute DVD which is good. I’ve done yoga with her for 15 years. I practice for an hour and a half usually but being able to do it in 20 minutes is so much easier.

How has the modelling landscape changed since you began, and how much of that is down to you? It’s more about a unique, interesting, individualistic look. You don’t need to be perfect or conventionally pretty anymore. I don’t know that I’m responsible for that but I think we really did change things when I started. If you hadn’t become a supermodel, what would you be doing right now? God only knows. Something creat ive. I’ve a lw ays been attracted to interesting, colourful people – even when I was at school! Ever yone loves your st yle. Whose style do you admire? I always think Nicole Richie looks good. I like the way she dresses. She puts her outfits together really well; she always looks relaxed but great.

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Smet One to watch Laura

You imagine her to be a little tortured, in fact she is radiant. The unwilling subject of an excess of media hype, Laura Smet is probably one of the greatest French actresses of her generation. She is as slender as her father and as elegant as her mother, as we found out when we had a chat with the Romy Schneider Prize winner who made such an impact in Yves Saint Laurent and Tiens toi Droite and who will soon be appearing in 10%, a series by Cédric Klapisch. By Laure Delvigo Photos Sandra Fourqui

Navy jumpsuit Martin Grant Leather shoes Jimmy Choo Ring and necklace»Liberté» Schaffrath «Links» bracelet in pink gold and diamonds Chaumet





From a young girl in Eager Bodies to the worldly Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent, via Jeanne the sensible teacher in Le Passager d’un Eté, what is your preferred register Laura?

“tabloid” press that I really can’t take it any more. I find it really hurtful. And it’s also hurtful to those around me and my career. I am extremely wary of the press. As you said, it really is the gutter press!

It has nothing to do with it. Obviously that would be Eager Bodies but that’s not what I like playing most. And yet that was the film that sparked in me a real desire to become a real actor. It was a huge role, besides the fact that Xavier Ganolli, the director, didn’t know who I was [daughter of Nathalie Baye and Johnny Hallyday] when he chose me for the role. It was very important to me and made me want to do the film even more. Now I am trying to go for lighter things. Playing Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent was a wonderful experience.

Are you more Saint Tropez or Île de Ré?

You have sung with your brother, David Hallyday, do you have plans to go down the music path again?

What do you think of L’Amour dure trois ans (Love Lasts Three Years)?!

You are going to see me in registers you are not used to seeing me in. That’s all I can say for now.

It’s sad and cynical. Are we forcing ourselves not to love anyone after three years? I think that when you find love it can last a lifetime.

How do you cope with the media attention? Frankly, not very well. After all, it depends on what media attention we’re talking about. When it’s to do with a film it’s fine; it’s respectful. But I have been such a victim of


Île de Ré. I used to like SaintTropez very much. But I feel it has evolved into an ambiance that isn’t really my thing. It has become very bling. And yet I spent my childhood here and I loved Saint Tropez. I still like it, but out of season. July and August are impossible. I prefer Île de Ré; you’re not on show all the time! I would have liked to have known Saint Tropez in the Bardot era. I would like to have been 25 in the Seventies. It was carefree.

Who are you favourite fashion designers? I really like Alexander Wang, Martin Grant and Céline, who I absolutely love. Alexandre Vauthier is really nice too. Isabelle

Marrant and Closed, especially for their jeans. I like things that are easy to wear and comfortable, even though they can be very selective. I don’t like the bling style; it’s not me. I feel like I’m in disguise! Mind you, it’s different on the red carpet. There I prefer a more romantic and chic style such as Valentino. Balmain, for example, is too  nouveau riche, too Kim Kardashian! Who are your favourite actresses? Marion Cotillard, a friend. I love her acting. She’s an exceptional girl and a really hard worker. She amazes me with every role she plays. Then  again I also like Sophie Marceau a lot. Stateside; Julia Rober ts, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Drew Barrimore. Cameron Diaz too on the «comedy» side even if she is better known for playing more serious roles. That girl has something.

Tell me one thing you like eating. A good seafood platter delights me. I love pasta and Asian food too! One thing that smells nice? My Proust’s Madeleine would be horse stables because I grew up around them. I love the smell of leather. As for perfumes, I am very faithful to L’Heure Bleue from Guerlain and anything that exudes Patchouli! The smell of old books fascinates me. A word that you like? Solar! A forbidden thing that you would like to do? Buy myself a stunning sail boat. It’s forbidden because my bank manager would never allow it but I would really like to!

Cameron Diaz… And you, Laura, when will we see you in a comedy?

Something you would like people to know about you?

Unlike Cameron Diaz, I was typecast in the «dark films» and «art films» side even though I love comedy! However, I recently filmed the comedy Tiens toi droite and you will be seeing me very soon in a series by Cédric Klapisch, 10%, where I play with my mother, Nathalie Baye. That should be out in September.

I am a very sunny person, not at all like the label of a tortured actress that has been attributed to me! I am a walking clown. I love life, waking up in the morning, working and seeing people I love!




Al Pacino

A Meeting With The Godfather A goatee as well trimmed as a vine, raven black hair, a jacket straight out of The Godfather, a voice rendered gravelly by a few too many cigarettes and a little too much Malt – it can only be Al in person. The man is a legend. To meet him is to rub shoulders with Tony

In Da n Fogelma n’s Da nny Collins you play the title role, a rich but ageing rock star. Your character wallows in opulence. He travels by private jet, drives luxury cars and wears designer suits and watches and f lashy jewellery. Do you have anything in common with the character? In real life do you throw your money around or watch carefully over your nest egg?! It comes and goes, that’s all I can say. I never lived the life depicted in Danny Collins even if there was a period in my life when I lived like a king! But I did have to make a few adjustments


to not become a caricature of a guy who spreads it around! That’s what I like about this character – his ability to understand his mistakes. When he was younger he was presented as the next Bob Dylan, and the next year he was forgotten! But Collins was lucky in that he managed to turn his life around in a positive way, to adapt and set out in a new direction. You have been making films for 40 years now. How has the industry changed in your opinion? I notice that marketing has gained a very important place in the film-making process.

Montana alias “Scarface”. Blush brings you an exclusive interview with the seventy-something ex- Godfather, still capable of almost childlike humour! Inter view conducted by Frank Rousseau, our Hollywood correspondent.

It would seem that those who know how to market something well are those who succeed, who get ahead of the others, who get something out of an ever more complex game. Business seems to have taken precedence over creativity. It’s a sad fact that if the communicators don’t support you there’s little chance your film will be a success! In short, promotions of all shapes and sizes are the most notable change in the movie business. The need and the desire to make films are still there but it’s the way in which they’re produced that has completely changed. Before, when you made a movie there

was always time for rehearsals. This was an essential step for us, the actors, because it gave us a chance to get to know each other better and to get to know the director and the technicians. This created a certain dynamic, a constructive energy. Nowadays that almost never happens. They don’t even give the paint on the scenery the time to dry. “Time is money”.




What is the best career advice you have ever been given?

and worst parts of being a star for you?

One day a wise friend said to me: “Don’t spend the money you have deposited in your bank account. Try to live off the interest that your investments generate.” Easy to say but I did try to follow his advice to the letter! I have another anecdote for you. When I was younger I had the impression everyone around me was changing – that’s generally what happens when you get successful. Lee  Strasberg, my acting teacher, looked me straight in the eye. He knew I was having a difficult time because of this fame that upset me a great deal. Anyway, he said to me: “If you want to carry on in this business you’re going to have to know how to adapt.” I heard what he was saying well enough but it took a little while before I acted on it. (Laughs). Lee was very perceptive when he gave me that advice. What else can you do in life? You just have to adapt and move forward. And that’s not only true in the film world but also in finance and in politics etc. If you don’t change you disappear. It’s in man’s nature to live or survive in a world that is constantly changing; a world in which only the smartest or the best prepared have a future.

The worst I think is the need to separate out the different levels of relationships you can have with the outside. You have to sort the authentic people from those who are just trying to take advantage of your position. The advantage is that people give you so much free stuff when you’re famous! You get free upgrades on airplanes, the best tables in restaurants, discounts when you buy a car etc. But then I also get coach loads of tourists stopping in front of my home, taking loads of photos of the entrance gate on their iPhones. I don’t mind that as long as they stay the other side!

This film shows the good and bad sides of fame. What are the best


What is the strangest meeting with a fan you have ever had? To be honest I have strange meet ing s a ll t he t ime. One guy came up to me a while ago in the street and said: “Are you Al Pacino?” I replied in the affirmative so quickly that he answered: “That’s impossible; this guy can’t be Al Pacino because Al Pacino would never have stopped for me!” (Laughs) You should follow me sometimes, it’s funny. People often ask themselves: “What on earth can Al be doing in the street? Who’s he talking to?” And they begin talking amongst themselves although I’ve never seen

them before in my life. That’s the way it goes, you get used to it! You like Oscar Wilde. This film reminds me of something that great writer said which was that he was tired of being at the top. I think he wrote: “I should like to stare into the abyss to experience something new!” Do you ever get tired of being part of the upper echelons? I have very strong memories of this life you are talking about. And the truth is it would be strange if I tried to go back to it. But I do occasionally go on the odd round trip between reality and the world you describe! For  example, I worked on Oedipus for seven and a half months with Dianne Wiest at the Actors Studio. And the Actors Studio is still there, unchanged since I took my first infant steps there. It’s a way for me to go back to my roots to a certain extent. Like I said, you can’t really go backwards but you can remember the past. I’m not a chronic nostalgic but I admit sometimes I think back on all I  went through in my youth, especially in New York City, which taught me so much and gave me so much. It was New York that educated me, that made me understand life, that took me under her wing and I am so glad I had that in my life. And then when I went

back to Sicily during the shooting of The Godfather I felt such a strong connection with that land. I really had a visceral experience in Sicily. It’s an experience you can only have once in your life. When I arrived there with my bags I really felt at home. Do you remember the very first interview you ever gave? I must have been 26 or 27. Just a kid! I was playing theatre. I talked for hours and I remember being shocked when I read the published article. (Laughs) The reporter shot me down in flames after I had poured my heart and soul out to him! Then there was another paper a few days later. It was in quite a smart place with my manager, the kind of establishment I wasn’t used to. Behind me there were some big shots in politics deep in discussion. I  can’t tell you how surprised I was when I saw the photo they took of me; you got the impression these politicians were my friends when I never even spoke to them! From that moment on I became wary of reporters! I’m not wary of you though because you’ve asked the right questions and make me feel like I am very intelligent – which I’m not!




Shocking It was 1954 when Elsa Schiaparelli closed her Haute Couture fashion house at the same time that her arch-rival Chanel was reopening hers. Dior and t he New Look revolution went down the same route...! Sixty years later, the sleeping beauty has been revived, reborn with the same distinctive hallmarks and with a style which is as contempo rary and off beat as ever. When elegance combines with extravagance that’s Shocking Schiaparelli! She was the first eccentric of the fashion world ... in 1927! By Yvo Deprelle


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onday, Januar y 26, 2015, Place Vendôme ... T he g reat ha l l of the Hôtel d’Evreux, Paris, glowing in a mysterious pink light, resounds to the strains of an unexpected melody. A gospel choir performs a rearranged version of Ravel’s legendary Bolero, first composed in 1928, for a catwalk show orchest r ated by Jea n- Pau l Goude … The tone is set, the House of Schiaparelli (pronounced “Skia-Parelli”!) has not forgotten its past or its legacy. The collection was small, however, with only 21 sets. But the spirit of the House is still very much in evidence: the collection paid vibrant hommage to that of January 1935, “Stop, Look, Listen” … A collection referencing the glory of the 1930s with a glamour revisited for 2015 which was very chic and very French. If the clothes were less spectacular than the previous catwalk show, dedicated to the postwar years, they earned points for subtlety. Schiaparelli’s signature style is found in a host of chic details and surprises,

large embroidered pockets, skeleton chains, butterfly prints, jewellery pins or the beautiful green trompe l’oeil dress that echoes the famous coat she created with Cocteau …

Renaissance In 2007, the wealthy indust r ia list Diego della Va lle, already the proud owner of Tod’s and shoemaker Roger Vivier, bought the dormant label. He moved the fashion house back into its historic premises in the Place Vendôme which he had redecorated by the f lamboyant Vincent Darre, the darling of editors. The beautiful Farida Khelfa, muse of Jean-Paul Goude and Jean Paul Gaultier, became its brand ambassador. It all began relatively inconspicuously. However, in May 2012 an amazing exhibition, “Impossible Conversations”, was organi sed at t he Met ropol it a n Museum of Art in New York linking Elsa Schiaparelli with the Italian designer Miuccia Pr ad a. T he rev iv a l rea l ly began in 2013 when Christian

Lacroix spent a season as artistic director at the fashion house. Though there was still no catwalk show, there was a fabulous exhibition of the collection on mannequins, a real tribute to Madame Schiaparelli. It was not until January 2014 that the first catwalk show took place during Haute Couture week - 60 years after the closure of Schiaparelli, it was a great birthday! There was great emotion, Marco Zanini, formerly of Versace and Rochas, revived the magic of Schiaparelli’s heyday while keeping one foot firmly in the present. However, he and the fashion house have since parted company and S ch iapa rel l i i s now seeking a new artistic director ... watch this space!

“That Italian artist who makes clothes…”

great couturier Paul Poiret which proved a revelation: she would make her way in couture. In 1927 she opened her first store, for sportswear, and found real success with a sweater with a trompe l’oeil collar. Vogue declared this little sweater to be a masterpiece! She quickly completed her collection with clothes for the day and evening dresses. Once the wheels started turning, the brand enjoyed unprecedented success. Marlene Dietr ich, L au ren Baca l l, K at ha r ine Hepbu r n, A rlett y ... El sa wa s soon dressing all the Hollywood stars of the 1930s and also strong independent women such as the future Duchess of Windsor, Gala Dali and Marie-Laure de Noailles. They were the brand ambassadors, along with Shocking, Schiaparelli’s most famous fragrance, launched in 1937.

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Lobster dress… Chest of drawers suit! So what were the hallmarks of Schiaparelli’s style? It was a unique and explosive mixture of exuberance, innovation, provocation and class. There was nothing she doesn’t dare to tr y, she experimented with everything, she invented new materials and new shapes. While Chanel designed a minimal, stripped-down wardrobe in a palette of neutral tones, Schiaparelli created the opposite - very structured clothes in

vivid colours. Elsa the rebel was a woman of firsts. As with Paul Poiret, she was the first designer to collaborate with the avant garde artists of the time, such as the Dadaists and the Surrealists, who quickly beca me her best f r iend s. Long before Jean Paul Gaultier, she was the first designer to take objects and give them a new twist. With Elsa Triolet she created an aspirin necklace with porcelain beads, with Jean Cocteau, she created clothing with beautiful trompe l’oeil embroidery and poetry. But it was with Dali that

she had her finest collaboration - and the craziest! The shoe hat, the lobster dress, the skeleton dress, the torn animal flesh evening gown, the chest of drawers suit...Her incredible garments were legendary! She was also the first to have themed collections and hold spect acular cat walk shows. The designers of the 1980s owe her a huge debt because it was she who first came up with shoulder pads, “power suits or hard chic” and wrapover d re s s e s , c u lot t e s , c a mou f lage clothing and reversible

clothes. Thank you, dear Elsa! She nevertheless decided to close her fashion house in 1954 and died in her sleep in 1973 at age 83. But the magic remains as it is now new muses who tread the red carpet in Schiaparelli ... Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Jessica Parker - our eternal Carrie Bradshaw - and even Miley Cyrus have adopted the label ... Phew, the line can continue!




Five things you didn’t know about Elsa Schiaparelli! -----• 1 •-----

She is the grandmother of Marisa Berenson, the actress and former model.

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She is the first female designer to make the front cover of Time magazine in 1934.

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Highly superstitious, Elsa gave all her perfumes a name beginning with S. Well, almost all of them!

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For Shocking, her most famous fragrance launched in 1937, she designed a bottle in the shape of a dressmaker’s dummy based on the famous curves of the actress Mae West … Well before Jean Paul Gaultier.

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The same year she invented the colour “Shocking Pink” a pure, vibrant, undiluted shade of pink.


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stay in the mood Having sex appeal is like fashion: it follows trends with highs and lows, ins and outs. To stay in the mood, let’s focus on the fashion faux pas of the moment. What to consign to the closet in 2015… By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Quite the opposite in fact. To affect unconscious sex appeal wear a slightly masculine outfit, like f lared trousers and a shirt. A little on the large side perhaps, but super-structured to show you go in an out in all the right places - but not too obviously. Unless of course you want to look like Courtney Love in the 1980s … The sign: This season’s cout u r e co l le c t io n s wh ich ba n i sh cl i nging out f its in favour of loosely fitting styles with a mix and match of volumes and fabrics. Summer will or won’t be boyish.

… Nail art

No offence to your manicure, but nail art is definitely out. So nails with stars on them or even worse, diamante, are over. For a chic look which is sexy as hell, count on matt varnish and you’ll be in the mood straightaway and much more stylish. The sign: The return of simplicity. Manicures should be sober. Sexily sober.

Fake fur

Wear the real thing or don’t bother. Don’t wear the synthetic stuff, instead choose fur which is so incendiary you will want to die for it, the sort which will enrage Greenpeace ... The idea is to take a trip into the wild. The same goes for suede and leather ... We w a n t t h e b e s tial, the real thing. Of course, if you have the soul of a Brigitte Bardot in full animal protection mode you should avoid it, but that hardly needs to be pointed out. The sign: In our expert opinion, fake fur has never been sexy. On the other hand it has to be said that the real stuff is more popular than ever with the designers.

Norm core

If normality in fashion, or the style of being carefully dishevelled, was the way to go in 2014 it is out for 2015. The idea now is to go all out, spicing up your style with offthe wall pieces. In short, let loose, both in terms of colour and fabric. Move over monotony, make way for fantasy. T he sig n: Designers’ crazy ideas, seen on the catwalks: kaleidoscopic patter ns, spark ling pa nels, a ll k inds of t r i m m i ng s, i n spi red kimonos, unexpected combinat ions: ever ything but boredom.

The crop-top

Show i ng you r navel might have been sexy in 2014. In 2015, it is vulgar, so forget it; except perhaps if your name is Taylor Swift or Donna Martin in Beverly Hills. The way to do it is to hint at it without actually showing it. And that is precisely what is sexy. T he sig n: The trend of the return to the Nineties is slowly being rolled back, keeping only the best elements (like the denim look which is on a roll). Good news for the fashion world.

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Thanks to the impetus of the dynamic Dr. Véronique Emmenegger, t he cent re’s co-founder and medical director, the Clinic Lémanic is able to offer its clients exclusive therapies. That is how it earned the prestigious cr ystal tro phy for Best Aesthetic Clinic of Europe, and then in 2012 the IIPPE prize for “merit in aesthetic medicine technology development” from UNESCO in Paris. Among its many rejuvenating treasures, let us first mention the Haute Couture treatment, based on the use of suspension threads. Dispensing with the need for major surgery, it tones and rejuvenates the skin in a way that smoothes the contours and curves of the face and body. The quality of the skin is improved to a surprising degree.


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The New stars of fantasy Who are these women who men fantasise about? The weather girl who causes temperatures to soar, the modern day courtesan in search of power, each with her own recipe for seduction. Here’s a quick flick through the latest objects of desire… By Quitterie Pasquesoone



T heir na mes a re Pau l ine Lefevre, Charlotte Le Bon, D o r i a T i l l ie r o r L o u i s e Bourgoin. They presented the weather forecasts on Canal Plus and now pride themselves on film careers worthy of the biggest stars. The pretty girls who drive French TV wild and… the male sex. In fact the cable channel sex-bombs have more than one trick tucked down t heir (generous) cleavage. The  modern pin-up girl uses and abuses her charms to drive up the ratings, before spreading her wings to fly off to ever greener pastures. The result is that the temperature rises with these sexy rays of sunshine, like a cloudless weather forecast. A beautiful crop of blondes, freshly picked and oddly transplanted, who the box office goes mad for. Well done Canal Plus who hatched these new stars of fantasy. Hot, did you say hot?

Age cannot wither their beauty and they continue to bewitch men worldwide: Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Madonna, these lionesses seduce at every turn regardless of the age of their prey - in fact the younger the prey is, the better. The 2015 version of the cougar proudly ex hibit s her toy - boy a s a trophy. How do they do it? These women in their fifties, icons of maturity who are as beautiful as they are seductive, defying the passage of time with lots of cosmetic surgery, botox injections, intensive workouts and a PR machine as slick as their tightened faces so they can carry on being the object of everyone’s fantasies - and it’s working. One thing is certain: it pays.



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No-Limits girl Nothing is too trashy for the No-Limits girl and she really wants to please, whatever the price to pay. What’s the recipe? Miley Cyrus, Rihanna or Lady Gaga, these (pale) imitations of Madonna, yet trashier, rely on a costume and a media setting - and an outrageous performance designed to seduce at any price. The result is provocative outfits and alluring poses which they post countless times on social networks and there you have it: objects to dream and fantasise about, in roles they have created themselves. With the No-Limits Girl, nothing is ever so beyond the pale that she can’t talk about it. Indeed the things which are off-limit are at the heart of her business, the secret of her sex appeal. An infinite freedom, no  limit to imagination. It’s a short step from trashy to ridiculous ... and it has seduced many!

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Chopard Green Carpet Capsule Collection Chopard will present new designs from its Green Carpet Collection inspired by the iconic Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival thus pairing a delightful design with its Journey to sustainable luxury. By Laure Delvigo

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Chopard, which has been crafting the Palme d’Or since 1998 as part of its long standing partnership with the world’s leading f ilm festival, launched the first Palme d’Or in Fairmined gold last year, to mark its commit ment to it s mu lt i-yea r programme, the Journey to Sustainable Luxury. In May this year, Chopard will unveil on the red carpet of the Festival four incredible new Green Carpet Collection High Jewellery pieces inspired by the iconic award to celebrate its 60th anniversary, thus pairing a delightful design with its long term Journey.


The capsule collection Green Carpet,will be part of this year’s Red Carpet Collection. The design recalls that of the leaves of the gracious palm to the little heart finishing the stem of the Palme d’Or, a symbol dear to Chopard and Caroline Scheufele, its co-president and artistic director. The Journey to Sustainable Luxury is Chopard’s commitment to a multi-year programme to achieve sustainable luxury. The goal is to improve the environment and the lives of those at the very beginning of the supply

chain, who are so often forgotten. The Journey, launched in 2013 in partnership with Eco-Age and its creative director Livia Firth, began with a world first that saw Chopard forge a philanthropic relationship with the influential South American mining NGO, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM). Chopard became the world’s first watch and luxury jewellery company to support and enable gold mining communities to achieve Fairmined cer t i f ic at ion a nd prov ide training, social welfare and environmental support.

This year, Chopard continues its Journey to sustainable luxury and announces its support for a new gold mine in Boliv ia. The 15 de Agosto Cooperative is one of the largest independent cooperatives in the country with 198 members, including 78 women. The mine is based high in the magnificent Andes mountain range, at over 4000m above sea level.

Reviving american motorsport legacies from the 60’s into swiss mechanical chronographs, created and manufactured by swiss renowned watchmaking “ateliers”



E xc l u s ive I n t e r i o r s

TF Est

1968’s Tourbillon of Creativity

The luxury Swiss watch-making brand created by Freddy Tschumi has successfully expanded its passion for watch faces into a whole range of accessories for the stylish man. From pens to cufflinks, creativity knows no bounds here! By Nicolas Berger

Barely has the T-Mechanic been voted Pen of the Year 2014 by the American magazine Pen World, than TF Est. 1968 finds another way to impress those who love originality. The Tourbillon Open Side Rol ler is a gem of micro mechanical nudity. Very much in the manufacture spirit, it reveals the traditional cogs of a watch’s calibre. This total transparency, at the upper tip and on the side of the pen, is protected by treated sapphire crystal – highly resistant and scratchproof.

turning the body of the pen and is compatible with all the regular refills on the market. Each Tourbillon Open Side R ol l e r i s nu mb ere d a nd combines a rose gold hue with brown leather and steel or gun effect with black leather to ensure its appeal! This season, TF Est. 1968 has also unveiled some remarkable and very distinctive Joker

cufflinks. These complete the Casino collection and constitute a new variation of one of the key features of the brand: the movement. Under treated sapphire crystal, surrounded by decorations linked to gaming symbols, a mobile mechanism appeals to the sleeping gambler in you. In short, the elegance here is tinged with mischievousness. With TF Est. 1968 the time has come to take a chance!

Meanwhile, the Schmidt mechanism pushes out the nib by




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time keepers

THE WATCH WINDER The o riginal gy ro s c o pic s wis s wat c h wind e r PLA NET, ad o rne d wit h y o u r fine s t t ime pie c e , will p e rfe c t ly s u it t o y o u r ho me o r

Frédéric Jouvenot From the shadows

Into the light - sunlight

Frédéric Jouvenot has inborn skills and his talent for complications has won him great praise among the greatest names in watch-making for whom he quietly worked for many years. This is a man who loves his work and is cutting edge. But he also has the heart of an adventurer and is just a touch provocative. In our search for unique w atch- ma k ing intelligence and semi-divine designs our eyes are naturally drawn to a

master watch-maker who stands out from the crowd.

The world on a wrist. As if connected to the divinities and the powers of nature, Frédéric Jouvenot opens up a whole new watch-making philosophy for us. His Helios Solar Deit y collection and t he subsequent ver y feminine and colour f ul Sur ya collection are true tributes to the

bu s ine s s e nviro nme nt and re mains a u niq u e alt e rnat ive t o t he o riginal d e s k t o p c lo c k .

While his first steps in the world of watch-making may have been discreet, it is now time to shine the spotlight on a man of the shadows who turn from within. By Fiona Esther

cosmos, there where the sun and the moon share day and night and where f lower petals light up to the pulsing rhythm of the hours. Revealed through extraordinary technical prowess and a luxurious complex it y of movement s, time will never be read the same again. Indeed here time is not read but contemplated and lived in strange simplicity. Full of subtlety, the first timekeeper without a classic dial,

numerals or hands is born. These are true master-pieces have been honoured by the G enev a Ti me E x h ibit ions Awards and even made it as far as the long list for the Grand Prix Horlogerie- Genève 2015. They are also proof that a virtuoso watch-maker of modern times is among us. Bright, daring, enigmatic and f inally a believer, Frédéric Jouvenot is a watch-maker blessed by the stars.


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Greco Genève



For more than two decades he has been renowned in the world of fine watch-making for his expertise in treating surfaces and electroplating. Now chemist Stéphane Greco has launched his own brand of exceptional watches. We take a peep into his extraordinary world! By Nicolas Berger

GRECO Genève watches combine Swiss-made excellence and tradition with a completely unusual spirit. An expert in the most unusual watch-making techniques, Stépha ne Greco, who works for around a hundred prestigious brands, ha s managed to create a material classified top secret. And it is his perfect mastery of various surface treatments that enable him to create the rich

palette of colours that contribute so much to the originality of his models. There is proof of this ever y where, including in the Les Temps Moder nes collection. Its identity is based on the nut – that essential element of virtually all mechanical constructions. Made from titanium and stainless steel, Stéphane Greco makes the nut

the central element of a watch that is light, bright and resistant. The hands, in the shape of open - ended w renches, glide over the wonderful face, while the crown is also shaped like the iconic nut. As for the engine, an automatic calibre ETA 2892 ensures a power reserve of 40 hours, while the silicone strap is sculpted like the tyre of a great big luxury 4WD. Thanks to the super-light

materials used, the Les Temps Mo der ne s col lect ion w i l l delight all avant-garde watch enthusiasts. Finally, some GRECO Genève creations have the particularity of reacting to light: the special fluorescent ink used in decorating the face glows in the dark. From technology to magic!

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Nathalie Ludwig Creator of sublime interiors

Hugely talented and with a subtle sense of style which is all her own, Nathalie Ludwig is passionate about what she does. She is in love with all that is beautiful, breathing life into rooms and leaving her unique and individual stamp on all the houses she works on. By Fiona Esther

She draws inspiration from everyday life, from cultural crossovers and trends from yesteryear - then she lets her imagination run wild. And so she dreams up sharply elegant interiors which combine these worlds; play ing w ith volume, for m and w it h bot h refined and raw materials using light as the key, her designs come to life from the pages of her sketchbook. Her projects live when her creativity meets the clients’ wishes (sometimes without them even knowing what they want)… to give real pleasure. Our

eye might then be caught by an art deco touch, we might brush up against cashmere and beautiful silks, when she lets our feelings have free rein. Creator of a personalised world Saint-Tropez is her natural inspiration which she incorporates into her designs with real finesse. It is there that we find a marriage of original beauty which is restrained in some places and elaborate in others and somewhere where you feel… oh so good. Nathalie Ludwig, Welcome home

PARIS • NEW YORK • DUBAI • HONG KONG • MOSCOW • GENEVA T F Est. 1968 P.O. Box 1249 • 10 Rue Blavignac • 1227 Carouge • Switzerland Phone: +41 (0)22 301 52 72 • Mail:


savoir faire

savoir faire

Y oann Goncalves By Fiona Esther

At t he age of 27, Yoa nn G onc a l ve s i s a mbi v a lent . Impossible to pigeon-hole, with the multi-facetted air of an interior architect/decorator/ designer of the “new generation” style, he brings a breath of fresh air through his imagination and his abundant creativity! His greatest challenge so far is to enhance top brands and top spots through top quality products such as cushions, throws, scarves and shawls and towels. His career has already been impressive, hinting at a promising future in a subtle universe where every detail counts…

A Designer for a New Era Fascinated by the arts of the world he reinterprets French luxury. He gives meaning to the term “made-to-measure”. Technique is but a means – he is guided by desire. It is at the root of all his creations – aroused by a trip, an encounter, a conversation, a book or an emotion…


Goncalves brings an innovative vision to ordinary marketing, a very clear notion of added value which he uses to the benefit of the major brands seeking to up their story and carve their universe in a product or a material. His creations are brought to life at the Holding Textiles Hermès workshops – this is where he works his magic to embellish the DNA of his prestigious clients. Just as with the fabulous Vertigo Hotel and the Monaco Yacht Club Monaco, he  invades the decoration of their rooms and the shelves of their boutiques with a collection of luxury, made-to -measure cushions. Divine fabrics, wonderful velvets, silks, cashmeres, wools, embroider y and traditional  jacquard weaving only enhance products designed with taste and discretion… YG, a promise of excellence.


Hippie-Couture with Laura Smet Photographer : Sandra Fourqui assisted by Adrien Art Director : Laure Delvigo Stylist : Patrycja Matysiak Make-Up & Hair : Nobu Fujiwara / Atelier 68 Digital Retouch : Jean-Baptiste Pereira Special thanks to Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez & Club 55

White cotton shirt Azzedine Alaia White hat Benoit Missolin Necklaces and bracelet Titamàlà Saint-Tropez

Dress Faith Connection High Sandals Giuseppe Zanotti Golden bracelets HervĂŠ van der Straeten

White top and skirt Zuhair Murad Leather shoes Burak Uyan Golden bracelets HervĂŠ van der Straeten Diamond rings Schaffrath Clutch bag Gwyneth made of python skin cream apricot bi-color with chain A Cuckoo Moment

White silk long shirt Sharon Wauchob Black and white wool wrap Zadig & Voltaire Leather Belt Azzedine Alaia Metal head piece Paname Brown leather bracelet Ruby Feathers Leather neckalce with feathers Ruby Feathers Braceletes with shoten Shamballa Jewels Golden rings with diamonds Schaffrath

Navy long silk chiffon dress Esteban Cortazar Black laced dress with long seleeves Sharon Wauchob Bracelet Olivier Durbano Ring Schaffrath

White cotton shirt Azzedine Alaia White hat Benoit Missolin Brown leather troussers Jitrois Necklaces and bracelet Titamàlà Saint-Tropez

Brown letaher vest Kenzo from DS Vintage Collection Green silk jumpsuit Belleninon Camel hat Maison Michel Golden bracelets on the left arm Hervé van der Straeten Necklaces Titamàlà Saint Tropez Bracelets on the right arm Shamballa Jewels


Photographer : Jean-Luc Scotto Art Director : Laure Delvigo

Carl F. Bucherer - Patravi TravelTec FourX Limited Edition

Pierre Deroche - Tnt Royal Retro - Gmt 1/2 hour - Around the world in half an hour

Le Rhone - Road Racer MIX DLC/ Steel

Cyrus - Klepcys

Patek Philippe - Nautilus

Frederic Jouvenot - Sin Franc Vila - Cobra FV 18E

CARNET DE BÂLE Carl F. Bucherer

Le Rhone

Franc Vila

Patravi TravelTec FourX Limited Edition Taking watches into a new dimension. The 125-year Jubilee Collection from Carl F. Bucherer is a real talking point among watch enthusiasts and one of the main reasons is the stunning limited edition Patravi TravelTec FourX. Quite simply, the combination of a three-time zone display and chronograph is unique. The Patravi TravelTec has delighted frequent travellers since its 2006 launch. This jubilee edition (with the watch-maker’s founding year engraved on the back, lest you forget) adds the chronograph as well. And the process can even be viewed through a side window. As for the look, the  combination of rose gold, titanium, high-tech ceramic and rubber makes for a timepiece that is extraordinarily beautiful on the outside too. Limited to125 Pieces only. € 38.600.

Road Racer MIX DLC/ Steel : Steel case, bezel in DLC. Black, vertical guilloche face, blue hands. Black Sahara strap (calf) // Interior embossing in black rubber. Red overstitching. Side plate: an authentic piece of motor #3932388, from a 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO. Price tag: CHF13,900 (pre tax)

The famous “Cobra” collection by Franc Vila, the first evolution of the famous case that is so characteristic of the “Esprit Unique” of the brand, is now available in a skeleton version. This latest creation, the Cobra FV 18E “Manual Suspended Skeleton”, combines titanium, steel, and couloured texalium in the case. This skeletonised and suspended Cobra movement gracefully pays homage to master watchmakers and Swiss savoir-faire. Time escapes us for our greatest pleasure. Limited edition 88 pieces. CHF 31’500.- H.T.

Pierre Deroche Tnt Royal Retro - Gmt 1/2 hour - Around the world in half an hour. Pierre DeRoche enriches its TNT Royal Retro with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour not via a corrector, but instead using the crown. An extremely rare phenomenon! To avoid any loss of precision during adjustments, the GMT hours and minutes hands advance in 30-minute increments to guarantee exact half hours, without the movement stopping. A third indicator appears on the white part of the subdial if it is daytime in the zone of the second time zone; or in the black section if it is night-time. Meanwhile, the TNT Royal Retro signature retrograde seconds hands pursue their fascinating path. To spice up the overall effect, two of the six original hands vanish in the lower section of the dial to provide space for the GMT indicator. € 18’600.00 H.T.

HUBLOT - Big Bang Unico 45 mm Titanium Ceramic

Cyrus The design of a new case inspired by the original Klepcys has been reworked with regard to both proportions and slimness. Balance is the very core of this product. The various materials and finishes ensure smoothness from every point of view. Firmly rooted in comfort, this new aesthetic further contributes in every way to the unique wearer pleasure of this most recent collection. To ensure that the balance of the piece remains identical from one complication to the next, all functions are operated by the crowns. CHF 137’890.- € 113’990.

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel and Rose Gold - Men Nautilus - Mechanical self-winding movement with date - Caliber CH 28-520 C Chronograph - 60-minute and 12-hour monocounter at 6 o’clock - Sweep seconds (chronograph hand) - Blue gradient dial, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating - Steel/gold bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp - Screw-down crown Sapphire-crystal case back - Water resistant to 120 m - Steel/rose gold - Case diameter (10-4 o’clock): 40.5 mm € 54 490, 00.

Frederic Jouvenot At this year’s Baselworld show, Frédéric Jouvenot is presenting a new model named Sîn, after the Mesopotamian god of the moon. In terms of its complexity and unorthodox time display, it needs shun no comparison with the company’s other unusual creations. On the contrary: Jouvenot now lets the moon and sun celebrate the day on a futuristic dial that for the observer looks like a stunning trompe l’oeil. CHF 35’000.

Hublot Big Bang Unico 45 mm Titanium Ceramic. Taking no less than 4 years to develop, the Unico movement is the fruit of intensive research & development within Hublot’s own manufacture. 330 individually hand-assembled components make up this distinguished movement. With a construction that allows the addition of supplementary functions, the Unico movement can be fitted with other complications and modules such as the Flyback Chronograph, GMT or the Bi-Retrograde Chronograph. € 18 100.













Backstage At the H么tel de Paris Saint-Tropez

with Sybille de Margerie

Saint-Tropez has always been a by-word for glamour and style, so it was only natural that the H么tel de Paris, owned by the Dray family, should call on the services of one of the most fashionable interior designers in the luxury hotel world - Sybille de Margerie. The watchword of excellence for this mythical establishment is high-class. We take a peek into a sphere of interior design which is both welcoming and contemporary with all the instantly recognisable hallmarks of the woman behind the transformation of the Mandarin Oriental in Paris and Cheval Blanc in Courchevel. What do these places have in common? A level of luxury and comfort which are indistinguishable from one another and a fabulous combination of colours and materials. Take a private tour of the H么tel de Paris with this stylish woman.

漏 Sybille de Margerie by Jean-Baptiste Huynh.

By Laure Delvigo.




Sybille, what does Saint-Tropez mean to you? It is typical Provencal village and at the same time it’s a fishing port where the old fishing boats sit side-by-side with the pleasure yachts of today. S a i nt-Trop ez conju re s up the light and colours of the Mediterranean, the shadows and the blinding sun, yellow, ochre and red stand out against the blue. The whole place is conducive to relaxation and rest. What was your inspiration for L’Hôtel de Paris St Tropez? There are five themes: SaintTropez and women, Saint-Tropez and the art s, Saint-Tropez



and the Mediterranean, SaintTropez and the Sixties and Seventies and Saint-Tropez and Paris. Why Saint-Tropez and women? That must be obvious, with Colette, Françoise Sagan and Brigitte Bardot at her villa, La Madrague, and then with couture and designers like Paul Poiret and Karl Lagerfeld. Why Saint-Tropez and the arts? For all the artists and painters who have stayed or lived there, Signac, Matisse, Bonnard, A lbert Marquet, Bernard Buffet, the writers, Guy de Maupassant, Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the French ‘Nouvelle Vague’ (‘New Wave’) film movement: Roger Vadim’s And God Created Woman and Jean-Luc Godart’s “Pierrot

le Fou”. Why Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean? I wanted to repre s ent t h i s v i l l a ge i n Provence and the traditions of the fishing port and boatyards, the pleasure yachts of today mixing with the old fishing boats. The Sixties and Seventies represent the explosion of tourism, pop music, hippies, nightclubs and fashionable beaches, Pop Art, Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Sea, Sex and Sun” and Jacques Deray’s film “The Swimming Pool” with Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. And of course the last one, Saint-Tropez and Paris. The hotel has been called Hôtel de Paris since its inception. SaintTropez has always had a link with the capital; Charles Trenet

sings about the Route Nationale 7 - the road to the the south then there are the Parisians who come here, the influence of the capital, the heirs and heiresses of the European elite, the international jet set, the top models, the luxury (“le fric, c’est chic” - is chic) they are all part of the French Riviera. All these things are bound up in the memories of the place, all these emotions exist in the village. I think it’s important to share them with the people who come here so they can breathe in this heady scent, this unique alchemy which is so special. Once the concept got the go-ahead, these five themes were rolled out right through the hotel.



What criteria did you use when choosing the furnishings in terms of the materials you used? For me, luxury and comfort are inseparable. There are “magazine hotels” that look beautiful on the glossy page, but are neither functional nor enjoyable to live in. A hotel is a place to live. Comfort should be a consideration in every little detail, that and trying to anticipate the customer’s needs. Everything should be designed to make life easier so that the customer leaves with memories of a wonderful experience. In t he same way technology should be easy to use and attractive, it should be at the service of the customer and not the the other way round. Discomfort, lack of functionality and elements which are too complicated to use disturb the harmony of the place. Our



best references are the testimonies of guests who have stayed in hotels that we have designed and have experienced this way of living. There is no such thing as a typical room in Hôtel de Paris, but the most common theme is the one which tries to capture the spirit of Saint-Tropez and the Arts. Beige hues, sky blue, teal, turquoise, and chocolate; aquatic shades from the painter’s palette and designer furniture and grey sanded wood which sits alongside coloured glass lamps and boho chic pearl chandeliers which create magical patterns on the ceiling in the evening when the lights are on. In the bathrooms mosaics made of distressed glass are reflected in circular mirrors. It is a world which is both casual and sophisticated, designed for Saint-Tropez people and open

all year. The Hôtel de Paris is not a seaside hotel only open for the summer season. The other rooms and other suites are available in three different colour schemes. Every room, every suite, each part of the hotel has been designed creatively and originally within the constraints of the building, which has enabled us to come up with unique and different spaces without making any compromise on comfort. You travel a lot, what do you do to stay in good health?

Le Sirenuse in Positano, the Aeolian Islands. I adore Italy. In India it would be the Udaipur Taj Lake Palace hotel. But also, of the hotels I’ve redesigned, the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, Cheval Blanc in Courchevel and the Old Cataract in Aswan, Egypt. What are your latest projects? A private chalet in Courchevel, luxury residences for the Royal Atlantis Resort in Dubai, a hotel in Champagne and another in Oman.

Happiness is the best vitamin, doing what you love with the person you love.

Three things you love?

What are your favourite addresses around the world?

Three things you hate ?!

Family, good wine and cigars.

Greed, selfishness and lying.

The Villa d’Este in Como, Casa A ngelina in Praiano,



A cocooning break

on the Aegean Sea In the heart of a private ecological reserve cover ing some 1,0 0 0 acres, the Sani Resort in the Thessaloniki region of northern Greece is the ideal place for a holiday whether on your own, with your partner or all the family. Bordered by 17 kilometres of beaches, you will have all the time you like to recharge your batteries in the three Anne Semonin spas. By Maud Marjolet

Your summer beauty spot Enjoy t he unique exper i ence of three Anne Semonin spas in stunning surroundings: The Spa Suite, My Spa and The Club Spa. Pioneering made-to-measure treatments and haute couture cosmetics, Anne Semonin is the product of an ingenious combination of essential oils and marine actives and trace elements.

Falling for The Spa Suite The Spa Suite is a luxurious, soothing and spacious spa, ideal for complete relaxation. Staff are attentive to your every need and each treatment is adapted to your skin type.


I tested the skin treatment “ From P a r i s w it h L ove”. The aesthetician begins by examining your skin so as to decide what products will suit it best. The ritual begins w it h a ma sk, t hen gent le exfoliation and is completed by the application of a serum a nd moi st u r i s i ng lot ion. The treatment lasts almost an hour and a half and is accompanied by an exceptional black soap back scrub! I emerge with my skin feeling moisturised, regenerated and incredibly soft. And to round things off, the staff will bring you dried fruits and an infusion to fill you up with vitamins.

My Spa T he at mo sphere i s more family-orientated at My spa. The swimming pool is part of the spa and you can hear more noise from the corridors. Once inside the private treatment room, gentle music will lull you so you can enjoy the sand massage, a full body polish followed by a massage with an essential oil of your choice – divine!

Sani Asterias Suites boutique hotel Out of the four hotels available at the resort, Blush chose the Sani Asterias Suites, a hotel

resembling a luxury bungalow, edged by the clear and sparkling waters of the Aegean. The elegant and luxuriously designed rooms are spacious and come with a large bathroom, a sitting room and a bedroom with a sea view. Each room also has a private garden or a terrace if on the upper floor. The beach is only a step away from your room – in a jiffy you are comfortably installed on a lounger provided for you, rocked to sleep by the lapping of waves on shore.

Gourmet addicts There are some ten restaurants to please an international clientele and our favourite was the Ouzerie. The restaurant offers traditional Greek cuisine with a touch of modernity and is ideally situated on high with a stunning view of the Aegean.

630 77 Kassandra, Halkidiki - Greece Reservations: Tel: +30.23740.99500 Fax: +30.23740.99509 -



Ocean Race The Everest of offshore racing By Louis-Yves Delvigo


Š Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race




A little bit of background The first round the world team sailing race was launched 41 years ago based on an idea by the famous British sailor Sir Robin K nox- Johnston. It was called the Whitbread Round the World Race. Other renowned yachtsmen such as Éric Tabarly, Sir Peter Blake, Olivier de Kersauzon, Sir Chay Blyth and Lionel Péan would shine at the event. From 2001 Volvo became the new sponsors of the race which was renamed the Volvo Ocean Race. This mighty race is the longest sporting contest there is, stretching over three oceans and the most treacherous seas of the world such as the Roaring 40s and the Furious 50s with, of course, a trip round Cap Horn and then back up the Atlantic. For the 12th edition, the route is some 39,000 miles long, involving nine months at sea and a programme of 11 ports (Alicante, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya in China, Auckland in New Zealand, It ajaí in Br a zil, New port, Lisbon, Lorient, The Hague and Gothenburg).

Of boats and men - and women

time” method was abandoned in favour of measuring real time; the first over the finish line wins the race. The race became much easier to follow and drew far more spectators. Since then, ever faster prototypes have followed one after the other, each with more elaborate technology than the last such as carbon hulls and supersophisticated rigging. The current 12th edition also marks a turning point because the yachts have had to adhere to a strict one-design by Bruce Farr whose yachts have been world champions more than 40 times . The VOR 65 is a supersophisticated racing machine - 22.14 metres of carbon, a sail surface area of close to 600m² and a canting keel. Teams are made up of eight men or 11 women. Each yacht must also carry a reporter who is not permitted to take part in sailing the vessel but is there to ensure media cover. Obviously this race is reserved for the most skilled skippers and crew. The constant manoeuvres to obtain the best performance, the great waves that crash down on the boats and the extreme weather conditions (hot and cold) are merciless judges. Among the greats we should mention Ian Walker (Olympic silver medallist) with Abu Dhabi, Samantha Davies with the all-girl Team S.C.A. alongside Switzerland’s Justine and Élodie-Jane Metraux and Charles Caudrelier and Pascal Bidégor r y on t he Franco C h i nese b oat Dong- Feng. For its eighth participation, the Spanish vessel MAPFRE

includes the Olympic champions Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández. The Dutch yacht Brunel, skippered by the very experienced Bouwe Bekking (six participations), is looking for a fourth victory. The last race was won by Groupama 4 skippered by Franck Cammas.

An update on the race before the Itajaí-Newport leg Seven yachts lined up for the start in Alicante; Abu Dhabi, Dong- Feng, Tea m Br unel, Mapfre, Alvimédia (TurkishA mer ic a n), Te a m S .C . A . (all-girl crew) and Vestas Wind (Denmark). The latter unfortunately had to abandon on the second leg after becoming inexplicably stranded. During the first four legs we saw a relentless duel between Abu Dhabi and Dong-Feng; the distance between them was just a few hours – even down to a few minutes sometimes including at Cape Horn. When they set out from Auckland these two were joint leaders on equal points. Sadly, during the AucklandItajaí leg, Dong-Feng dismasted and clocked up seven points compared to Abu Dhabi. As of Itajaí, overall standings indicate the fight will continue to be tough:

So it will all be down to what happens in the Atlantic and just one leg can turn the standings on their head. Everyone remember s t he legend a r y Lorient-Lisbon leg with winds of 60 knots and eight metre waves which ensured victory for Groupama 4 skippered by Franck Cammas. Doubtless the crowds will be out once again to cheer home this incredible yachtsmen and women.

Leg 6 arrivals in Newport An incredible regatta of 5010 n.m between Itajai (Brazil ) and Newport has seen the French boat Dong Feng wins in advance of Abu Dhabi by 3 minutes after two weeks of an unbelievable tight competition. A few miles to go to Newport Abu Dhabi was so close to Dong Feng that the tracker can’t discern one boat from another. Team Brunel is the third at only 6 miles ! At the overall Abu Dhabi has now only six points of advance on Don Feng. But 3 legs before final arrival in Gothenburg ( Sweden ) have to be completed. Take your bets !

1) Abu Dhabi 9pts 2) Dong-Feng 16 pts 3) Team Brunel 18 pts 4) Mapfre 18 pts 5) Alvemedica 19 pts 6) Team S.C.A. 29 pts 7) Vestas Wind abandoned.

Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

The first races took place aboard racing-cruising yachts that were powerful but relatively comfortable. The 1993 edition marked a turning point with the arrival and victory of Lionel Péan on a racing vessel specially designed for the Whitbread: “L’Esprit d’Equipe”. It was also from this date that the “compensated




Luxury at home,



With resort-style service By Laure Delvigo & Maud Marjolet

La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa

La Réserve Paris and its 10 Parisian apartments is building its reputation as the new must-go-to address for Parisian chic. La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa has an air of luxury and feels like a very special place to stay, just a stone’s throw from the Champs Elysée and Avenue Montaigne. Indeed, this former Haussmannian private house offers guests intimate accommodation with stunning views over the gardens of the Elysee Palace, the Grand Palais and of course the Eiffel Tower. Decorated by the famous Jacques Garcia, this intimate hotel has retained all its old charm with wood panelling, mouldings, cornices, walls hung with silk and marble flooring and parquet which adorn this haven of peace in the heart of Paris. 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris + 33 (0)1 58 36 60 60 -

Hilton Opera As from 495 000 € VILLAS IN FULL OWNERSHIP GRAND BAIE





Lobby, spa, gym, lounge bar, large terrace with swimming pool




108 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75008 Paris +33 (1) 40 08 44 44


WITHIN 5 MINUTES WALKING DISTANCE Beach and sea, commercial centre, jogging track, children’s playground

Hôtel Le Petit Paris Haunt of Montparnasse artists in the Belle Époque, Hôtel Le Petit Paris **** greets its guests with cosy and creative decor. Ideally located between the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Gardens, travellers who love historical Paris will find themselves among the capital’s most beautiful monuments in the heart of the Latin Quarter. The interior of the hotel was designed by Sybille de Margerie, who is one of the top ten most coveted designers of today. The 20 rooms pay homage to the five major epochs in the history of Paris from the Middle Ages, Louis XV, to Napoleon III, the Roaring 20s and the Seventies. Comfort and a warm welcome await you in this quiet haven of old world charm. 214, rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris + 33 (0)11 53 10 29 29 -


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Probably one of our greatest finds, the newly renovated and sublime Hilton Paris Opera offers a subtle blend of history and Parisian chic as well as excellent service. The building is celebrating its 125th birthday and the Parisian Golden Age is ever present, in particular in the Grand Salon where it is only good manners to raise a glass to Paris whether you are there for a business meeting or an evening out. Decorated with frescos and Corinthian-style colonnades, its imposing period balustrade majestically overlooks rooms of Haussmannian proportions. Raise your eyes again – it is whispered that a mischievous angel has slipped into the frescos! In contrast to the entrance, the 268 rooms and Suites are all decorated in a refined and decidedly modern style, not dissimilar to some of the finest addresses in Chelsea. This comes through particularly in the choice of fine materials and in the graphic colours. On each floor, a photographer hangs his or her interpretation of the capital of fashion. Just close by you will find the mysterious Opéra Garnier, not forgetting the Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps Haussmann for a typically Parisian shopping experience.


By Laure Delvigo

Mnemba Island Lodge - Zanzibar


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Need to get away from it all? Fly off to Mnemba Island in the north-east of Zanzibar - Mnemba Island Lodge **** awaits you in a picture postcard setting. The establishment is the only hotel on the private island of Mnemba. With its white sand, clear waters and lush forests you can lose yourself on a holiday in paradise away from everything. The villas built from natural materials have a high level of comfort: verandas, a private beach and Zanzibari sun loungers. The Mnemba can also organise a range of activities such as swimming with dolphins, massage on the beach, diving or sailing around the island… Here, paradise is close at hand. Haile Selassie Road, Plot 52, Arusha - Tanzania +255 27 252 4295 (Office Hours) -

Le Cap Antibes Beach Hotel

The Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel, on the edge of Cap d’Antibes, near Port Gallice, is the new 5-star address on the French Riviera. The 27 rooms and suites, beautifully decorated by Sybille de Margerie, open on to a terrace or garden, offering magnificent views of the Lérins Islands and the Estérel Massif. This unique hotel has a private sandy beach for those who love seaside elegance and the beach restaurant “Le Cap” is the perfect spot to have lunch while admiring the view. The hotel also boasts a gourmet restaurant, “Les Pêcheurs”, where the Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Navarro prepares culinary masterpieces with Mediterranean flavours. 10 Boulevard Maréchal Juin, 06160 Cap d’Antibes - France + 33 (0)4 92 93 13 30 -

Clift - San Francisco We would be doing you a disservice if we did not tell you about Clift, a Morgans Original Hotel situated in Union Square, the most lively district of San Francisco surrounded by shops, restaurants and theatres. The contemporary decor and distinctive design is by Philippe Starck. Elegance and glamour are the hallmarks of this five star hotel. The 374 rooms, all clean lines and pastel shades, promises absolute high-tech comfort on every floor. The legendary Redwood Room bar is a chic and modern spot to sip a cocktail and rub shoulders with celebrities who come to enjoy the huge bar fashioned from a single sequoia - a masterpiece of cabinet making - a popular spot for wild parties in the city. 495 Geary Street, San Francisco - CA 94102 - USA


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In contrast to globalisation, new craftsmen and women use their skill to create rare and remarkable objects. Playing with materials and the grammar of action, these creations display a radical singularity above and beyond their use. The art of liberating an object from the norm in order that it should leave its mark over time. By Laure Delvigo







1.Alain Marzat - RACINES Sideboard 2.Bertrand Lacourt - Monoxyle 3.Venetia Studium - Armilla - feuille d’or 116

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To shock people ” C urrently on exhibition at the Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation is the collection known as the “Liberation” or “Forties” collection presented by Yves Saint Laurent to the world’s press on January 29, 1971. It created a scandal.

By Marie Signoret

On January 29, 1971, the world’s press packed into the salons of Rue Spontini. The young Yves Saint Laurent was at the height of his popularity. In 1965 he had brought out the Mondrian collection, in 1966 his first tuxedos and in 1968 the Safari look. Now he was preparing to show his spring-summer 1971 collection, known as “Liberation” or “Forties” in 80 designs. The collection was inspired by the elegance of Paris during the Occupation; by Paris in the war years. The press was outraged and quickly slammed it as “truly hideous” (these harsh words come from Eugenia Sheppard).




Scandal The “Liberation” or “Forties” collection included square shoulders, puffed sleeves and platform shoes, velvet turbans and figure-hugging jersey dresses. And there was that magnificent green fox coat that no-one could forget. Dresses were short, makeup exaggerated. Saint Laurent used the same artificial fabrics that were used during the Occupation for want of anything better. And clothes were close-fitting because of the shortage of cloth during the war – any thing else would simply have used up too much raw material. And did not Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 shock the world by using inordinate amounts of fabric while times were still hard? The press and the public were outraged: how could one find inspiration in the dark years of a France confronted with a German Occupation? In Le Figaro, the designer was described as being “nostalgic for this period ... and whose excuse was not having known it”. It would seem it was too soon to recall those years of fear and misery, while also, through a few luxurious items, recalling



“the horizontal collaboration professionals”, another reproach, a reminder of the greatest of crimes! “What do I want? To shock people, to force them to think. Because what I do has a lot in common with American contemporary art... Young people don’t have any memories,” Yves Saint Laurent confided in Vogue magazine in March that year.

When fashion hits the streets When Claude Berthod asked him for Elle: “Why did you choose to shock people with ‘retro’ rather than with something new?” Saint Laurent replied: “What can be called “new” in clothing? From peplum to stockings, everything has been done and redone a hundred times [...] I don’t care if my pleated or draped dresses evoke the 1940s for cultivated fashion people. What’s important is that young girls who have never known this fashion want to wear them.” In this collection, Saint Laurent clearly redefined the rules of chic and aesthetics and gave full sway to the retro trend that quickly ended up conquering the street.

Retrospective and a creative turning point The exhibition of this 1971 collection which marked a turning point in the designer’s career runs at the Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation until July 19. “[The 1971 collection] was the manifesto of a designer who now wanted to be the arbiter of ambiguity. It was a rough draft of the maturity to come. Retrospective in its inspiration, it placed the historical exercise at the heart of the creative process,” explains Olivier Saillard, exhibition curator. The Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation retrospective includes models and accessories as well as the original sketches of the designs and the official collection photographs by Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff and Bob Richardson. Yves Saint Laurent 1971, The Scandal Collection Until July 19, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, 3 Rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris 16





Deroche A life in Art

As someone who loves beauty in its many forms, Christine Deroche puts her energy and expertise at the service of artists. Let’s take a look at this gold-plated Talent Manager. By Nicolas Berger

Christine Deroche’s aesthetic epiphany happened at high school, while she was looking at El Greco reproductions. And rather like a flamboyant work of art, her life moved in stages from a degree in business law to joining the fashion label Escada, and then becoming a coach and Talent Manager. From Paris to Monaco, via Montreux, she represents the work of artists including Marie Schem, Dominique Fouchère and Jean-Luc Georges. And it is Georges for whom Christine has planned several exhibitions in Saint-Tropez and Miami in the coming months and in Luxembourg and Paris from October to December! This painter, a free spirit of the Lyon School, likes dimensional work and transparencies. His abstract writing, which he mixes with painting in various materials (concrete adhesive, epoxy…) makes one think of the sublime phrase by Nicolas de Staël: “One never paints what one sees, but rather the shock one has received.”

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Christine Deroche, truly a woman of taste and instinct, invites us to be uplifted and the talents she promotes are talents to watch!




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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Palais des Festivals de Cannes

Designer Denis Durand chose the Palais des Festivals at Cannes to present his new 2015 couture creations in an “Art & Fashion” exhibition with the theme “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Inspired by unique and stunning couture creations, what was initially a pretext became very much the subject. It gave viewers a sense of the close ties that link the two, ephemeral worlds of art and fashion, together illustrating a tale in which extremely talented artists and Photo © Marc Revy


designers from different universes appeared. These included the famous high jewellery and furniture designer Jean Boggio, Adrienne Jalbert whom we met at the Venice Biennale, Olivier Durbano, Laetitia Mieral, Serge Orion, Adrien Colin, Jean-Luc Scotto, Thibault Breton and many more, each adding a new and passionate note to their art. Under the patronage of HRH Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme, they together created a fairytale stroll through an imaginary garden. Photo © J.Luc scotto

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Balenciaga Master Of Lace

To celebrate of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Cristóbal Balenciaga(Getaria, 1895-1972, Javea, Spain), the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais presents a new exhibition dedicated to this great designer. The show is the first of its kind to specifically address the topic of Balenciaga’ slace creations, a theme of considerable importance when we consider the prominent place which lace occupied in the designer’s work throughou this long career.

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Balenciaga’s designs often invoke the memory of the sumptuous Spa n i sh f a sh ion s pa i nted by Goya and Zuolaga,or the dresses worn by Zurbarán’s saints, a heritage particularly evident in some of his more spectacular evening gowns. With his use of lace accessories and items such as scarves, stoles, capes, boleros, ruffles, mantilla sand elbow gloves, Balenciaga amplified the feminity inherent in lace clothing.

This exhibition also invokes the memory of forgotten lace producers such as Marescot, Dognin and Brivet, and offer sa rare opportunity to rediscover seldom-used materials and techniques such as wool lace and crepe lace. The fabric samples also offer a reminder that lace patterns were often painted by hand, or re-embroidered subsequent ly by renow ned specialists such as Lesage or Rébé. As for the tulle panels, lace without elaborate patterns, they might be embroidered to resemble English needlepoint, or else adorned with gazar ribbons to reproduce the effect of lace patterns. Featuring 75 outfits and accessories (hats, gloves, shoes)along with studio photographs and sketches, t his exhibit ion present s a wide-ranging overview of the oeuvre of the Spanish legend, of fer ing a comprehensive examination of Balenciaga’s relat ionship w it h lace Balenciaga’s Parisian creations are joined here by some of the many designs produced by his


Spanish fashion houses,whose fabrics he often selected in Paris. The Museum ofLace and Fashion in Calais has acquired a certain numberof these pieces, which are particularly rare in Frenchmuseums. Presenting this exhibition in Calais, where muchof the mechanical lace used by the great designer wasoriginally produced, is also a chance for the museum topay homage to the city’s lace-making industry.

Exhibition curator: Catherine Join-Diéterle Exhibition design / Graphic design: StudioTovar-Alain Batifoulier With the patronage of Mr. Hubert de Givenchy, this exhibition is the subject of an application for ‘Exhibition of National Significance’, discerned by the French Ministry of Culture.

Cristóbal Balenciaga greatly admired lace, using it as a fabric and for ornamental pu r p o s e s . E x p er i ment i ng with different motifs, colours and applications, Balencia gafully explored lace’s endless possibilities and celebrated its dist inct ive qualit ies. From jackets to cocktail dresses, tunics to accessories, lace is an almost constant presence in his creations, a testament to the stylistic originality of a creator who was often the driving force behind the evolution of fashion in the 1950s and 1960s.

Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais Until the 31st August 2015


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JChef érôme Banctel At The Gabriel Part of the prestigious La Réserve, the Gabriel run by Chef Jérôme Banctel is open to all – hotel guests of course but also all those who wish to expand their gourmet address book. We take a closer look at one of the best restaurants in Paris. Jérôme Banctel comes f r o m B r it t a n y a n d trained alongside the greatest chefs in the business, including notably Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton. He has a l so worked i n t he kitchens of the finest culinary establishments in France and elsewhere, such as Le Crillon and L’Ambroisie. His travels


in Japan have also had a strong influence on him. Wherever he has been, Jérôme has perfected his mastery of traditional French cu isine w it h passion and discipline. He is highly demanding when it comes to products, painstaking when it comes to cooking times and he strives, above all, for authentic flavour.

Enhanced but never disguised, tastes are discovered or rediscovered in all their glory at the Gabriel, the new Michel Reybier restaurant at the majestic Réserve Paris. This philosophy of quality can be seen in every dish. But respecting the natural does not come at the cost of the chef ’s

imagination which borrows culinary inspiration from the entire world in order to surprise the palate through an inspired reinterpretation of the great classics. There is no forced avant-garde craziness here but just the right amount of creativity to give each dish that wonderful “ f irst time” taste.

For the ultimate dining experience – order a private dinner in your apartment. The chef will suggest food-wine pairings in line with your tastes. W hat a splendid way to discover the wines of Michel Reybier in ideal conditions.

Établissement créé en 1956, La Villa Romana est le lieu incontournable de Saint-Tropez By Night, les Adeptes de la Fête et des Plaisirs gustatifs s’y retrouvent entourés d’une équipe à la recherche de l’Excellence, autour d’une Cuisine Méditerranéenne d’origine italienne. Contact: Tel: +33 149 428 498 / Fax: +33 149 428 481



Laura Smet and Patrice de Colmont - Club 55

Hippie - Couture


Laure Delvigo - Blush and Laura Smet

From the Hôtel de Paris to Club 55, the Blush team steps back into the wonderful Seventies for a photo shoot with Laura Smet, the iconic actress who played Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent. Live from Saint Tropez!

Christian Schaffrath, Laura Smet and Nathalie Charre - Schaffrath High Jewellery

Grégory Ayoun - Blush and Patrice de Colmont - Club 55

Nobu Fujiwara, Make-Up Artist and Patrycja Matysiak, Stylist

Grégory Ayoun - Blush, Laura Smet and Laurent Decrenisse - Le Rhone watches

The Blush team at work !

Christian Schaffrath, Laurent Decrenisse and Grégory Ayoun

Blush, partner of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes The décor was like something out of a fair ytale for the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” exhibition at the Atrium in the Palais des Festivals & Congrès during the Cannes Shopping Festival. This was a wonderful setting for the evening gowns by Denis Dur a nd. T he desig ner w a s accompanied by talented artists for this event of which Blush was a partner. Among the guests were HRH Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme, Henri-Jean Servat and Louis -A rnaud L’Herbier, all there to discover the works of a myriad of designers, to the enchanting sounds of singer-songwriter Amber Lyne.

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1 - Laure Delvigo Blush and Henri-Jean Servat. 2 - From the left to the right : The fashion designer Denis Durand, Catherine Tordella S.A.R Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme and Jean Boggio. 3 - S.A.R Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme and Louis-Arnaud L’Herbier. 4 - Guest, Denis Durand, S.A.R Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme and Serge Orion. 5 - S.A.R Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme and Olivier Durbano. 6 - S.A.R Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme and Laure Delvigo. 7 - Adrien Colin, Gerald Lietard and Jean Boggio. © Photos Marc Revy




Grégory Ayoun and Fiona Esther - Blush © Mathieu Buzzanca




Karlywood The Karl Lagerfeld boutique has been holding an exhibition of works by the illustrator Tiffany Cooper, the label’s guest artist for the spring/summer 2015 season. During Paris Fashion Week this was the place to run into writers from the world’s press such as Suzy Menkes. Top models, DJs and actors were also there; Vahina Giocante was sporting the full Karl Lagerfeld look while the superchic model Er in O’Connor st rolled around the exhibition in trousers and a crop jacket by the famous designer. Actresses and models Audrey Marnay and Marie Ange Casta were also spotted, lighting up the evening with their smiles.

Karl Lagerfeld Lindsey Wixson and Sasha Luss

Leigh Lezark Emily Ratajkowski and Erin O’Connor

Tiffany Cooper

Marie Ange Casta

Lindsey Wixson

emily Ratajkowski Déborah Grall


Anne Florence Schmitt

Pier Paolo Righi & Tiffany Cooper

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Numerology Instructions

To work out your number, you simply need to add up the day, month and year of your birth until you come to a number between 1 and 9. For example: Marilyn Monroe was born on the first of June, 1926. That gives us 1+6+1+9+2+6=25, and then 2+5=7

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In the coming months, a major decision will change your whole life. It might be buying a proper t y, a new job abroad or simply a complete new ha i r st yle. Whatever the decision, you will stop waiting for things to happen to you and start taking control of your life yourself. The bodyconscious tip: try anything and be yourself!


P roblems are going to accumu late at work, pushing you towards a negative cosmic influx. Your colleagues’ egos w ill give you a hard time. Don’t hide away in a corner though; just step back a little and de-dramatise the situation! This is exactly what you need to do to stop thinking about your career and give yourself a chance to meet someone special – a lover for the single and a new friend for those already attached. The bodyconscious tip: treat yourself to an Alaïa dress to teach your work colleagues a lesson.


T he stars are playing tricks on you: your family or those close to you will try to sew trouble in your couple. They don’t like your other half. They don’t think he’s good enough for you and will tell you stories to make you have doubts too. Singletons will not be spared from gossipmongers and their tales. Listen only to your heart – and as for your best friends, a little distance can be a good thing. The bodyconscious tip: take up yoga to learn to understand your body better and gain more self-confidence.


Everything is going well for you: singletons are about to meet someone special and those with a partner will see their couple strengthened by those daily details that count for a lot. A nd there could even be a nice surprise awaiting you – a little bigger than “Darling I took the rubbish out”! As for work, it looks like all those fine qualities

you possess will at last be recognised! The only down side is your health; there is so much going on mentally and physically that you may be a little tired. Take some time out and think about taking more vitamins. The bodyconscious tip: stop obsessing about the size of your thighs. You are sexy and you know it. Concentrate more on your happiness.


T he cosmic climate is creating stormy weather in your relationships. Tension is so high that it doesn’t take much to get to you. Fortunately, after the rain comes the sun. The tension will soon pass and you will laugh off your earlier outbursts of anger. Watch out though for excessive behav iour a nd overanalysing things; socks hanging around are not a sign your partner has nothing but contempt for you... Your work colleagues will also feel your anger. T h i n k t w ice b efore doing something you will later regret! On the other hand, you are in robust health.

The bodyconscious tip: channel your energy into positive things. Every morning, look at yourself in the mirror and say: “Hello beautiful!”


T he stars are twinkling for you: e ver y t h i ng around you becomes creative matter! Your daily life is packed with ideas you are dying to see through. A change in career could even be on the horizon. But perhaps you would rather just revolutionise your wardrobe and redecorate the house – or perhaps give your love life a make-over. The bodyconscious tip: put away the kimonos and baggy tops, you are a wraparound dress woman.


T he stars are giving you itchy feet; make sure your passport is up to date – you are going to need it! Go travelling! The flip side of the coin is a little instability in your love and work life. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side so don’t just act on impulse.

The bodyconscious tip: don’t sweat the scales. You are doubtless going to find yourself wearing a swimsuit a lot in the coming months but you are beautiful just the way you are so be yourself!


T he coming mont hs could afford you interest ing oppor t u nit ies on the work front. Stop letting your colleagues take the credit for your achievements. Show how ambitious you are – you deserve success! The bodyconscious tip: stop apologising for everything. You are magnificent and you are the only one who hasn’t noticed. Be at peace with yourself physically and mentally.


You will have all the energ y you need and then some! Cut out the coffee. The bodyconscious tip: wear your bodyconscious dress with sneakers.

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A L A C R I A S WA N With the Alacria Swan, Carl F. Bucherer presents a masterpiece of the feminine Alacria line. The traditional art of the jeweller lends the Alacria Swan spectacular splendour: 348 brilliants in the case, 137 in the dial, 844 in the bracelet and one in the crown – painstakingly set by hand. A sparkling timepiece of beautiful perfection, offering impeccable comfort on the wrist. BOUND TO TRADITION – DRIVEN BY INNOVATION

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Blush Dream issue 14  


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