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Publisher: Publiscope Publishing Director: Grégory Ayoun Editor in Chief: Laure Delvigo Art Director: Yvan Babillon Cinema: Jake Taylor Beauty: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther Art & Fashion: Yvo Deprelle, Carine Derosier Lifestyle: Samantha King, Sarah Jackson, Clémence Phelip Society: Quitterie Pasquesoone, Caroline Garros US Correspondent: Frank Rousseau Jewellery: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther People: Eleonore Menile Contributing Photographers: Sandra Fourqui, Jean-Luc Scotto Fashion stylist: Patrycja Matysiak, Aurore Donguy Translation: Samantha King, Sarah Jackson Publisher: Publiscope Managing Director: Christian-Jules Ayoun Account Executive: Fiona Esther Sales Manager: Gerald Benitah Advertising Coordination: Cyril Montegu, Florence Perez Torres Advertising Sales Agents: Sarah Tayari, Annaël Palmisano Printing: Brailly Editorial Offices: 136, cours Emile Zola - 69100 Villeurbanne - 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.: +33 (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 BLUSH Dream declines responsibility for any unpublished texts, illustrations or photos it receives.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 Editions, 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

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P 58 THE DARLING OF DOWN UNDER Nicole Kidman looks back on her 2002 Academy Award win and the ways in which she still feels Hollywood is a male dominated world.


P 62 BAPTISTE A very cool guy.

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P 36 VINYL LIPS YVES SAINT LAURENT Dream Me Nude, Catch Me Orange or Tempt Me Pink. P 38 CLINIQUE NESCENS PARIS Dream Swiss made & French Touch.


P 42 BIOLUX Medical aesthetics at your fingertips. P 44 DOCTOR ZARRINPOUR Dr. Arash Zarrinpour agreed to answer a few questions. In this snapshot, we learn more about him. P 46 DRESSED FOR

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P 48 DOUBLE DEALING - shopping make -up Morning glory or night owl, Mother Nature has something for everyone’s tastes. P 52 FANNY RIGAUD The very essence of well-being. P 54 GET FIT, GET Your new mantra. P 56 SEBASTIEN The love of boxing.





P 64 REEM KHERICI The rising star of the silver screen. P 66 LET’S GO DISCO Disco has the wind in its sails! P 68 THE INSTAGRAM IT GIRLS We take a closer look at those girls you really should be following on Instagram. P 70 FOLLOW ME I’M FAMOUS That’s the question we’re asking about this 21st century buzz. P 72 FACEBOOK OR THE AGE OF NARCISSISM Let’s deconstruct the Facebook culture which can boost your ego. P 74 AUTHENTIQUES PARIS The French art of accessories. P 76 BODY PAR MAL-AIMÉE A closer look at a brand bringing the body back into fashion. P 78 IRIS NOBLE From the catwalk to handbag design. P 80 FEATHERS OF ALL KINDS The designs of the Soiephemere atelier are dreamy and mysterious works of art made entirely from bird feathers.


P 82 NIHAHSAH Erika Duparc creates very inspired designs for scarves, household items and other luxury accessories. P 84 GUERDA DE HAAN Love in extraordinary ways. P 86 ALEJANDRA Tailor-made dreams. P 88 RAINBOW

P 94 REBELLION TIMEPIECES When watchmaking breaks the rules.


P 142 GRAND DESIGNS - shopping design A radical change in the style of Gatsby. Follow me!

P 146 RICHARD ORLINSKI From Wild to Pop monochrome style.

P 98 LE RHÖNE Watchmaking with a difference.

P 150 DALIDA Paris focuses on the most Parisian of disco queens.


The Manero legend by Jean-Luc Scotto Fashionistar by Sandra Fourqui

P 122 THE DELANO RUN TO THE SUN All the ingredients for an enchanting break in an unbelievable location.



Find out the secrets of a winning combination which is taking off for the 2017 season.


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P 144 LUCE DESIGN DESIGNS WITH A DIFFERENCE We turn on the spotlight on a cutting-edge brand that’s more than a match for the big names.

P 96 CHRISTINA RASMUSSEN’S Jewellery for the soul.

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P 136 MAURO COLAGRECO The Michelin-starred chef who is waking up the French Riviera.

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P 126 THE SUITES OF THE HOTEL EDOUARD Let’s walk through the doors of this luxurious establishment.

P 132 SAMUEL ANDREO A dynamic team to support you in all your property transactions. P 134


P 90 INNOVATION, THY NAME IS CARL F.BUCHERER The new releases attracted great admiration at Baselworld 2017.

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P 130 AVENIR INVESTISSEMENT A dynamic team to support you in all your property transactions.

P 154 ROMY AND DELON The Magnificent Lovers. P 158 MY MUSIC FESTIVAL ELECTRODIARY Take a look at the stunning line-up for this year’s electromagnetic event. P 160


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ans of minimalism move right along please! The disco revival, as intoned by the charismatic Amanda Lear as she urges us to ‘Follow Me’, leans towards the other end of the spectrum, with glitter, colour and a sexy chic that’s just a tad bling being the order of the day. Gold, embroidery and leopard skin are all sprinkled with a touch of humour and supermodel Baptiste Giabiconi certainly wouldn’t contradict us on that one. At a time when “la vie” is rather more grey than rose, the Love to Love You Baby singer, and darling of deluxe and television studios, has managed to combine haute couture and mainstream. What is his secret? You will find the answer only in Blush p64. On the superstar front, Nicole Kidman tells us of her life as a fulfilled woman and actress from Nashville to L.A. Interview p60. Staying on the other side of the Atlantic, we pop into Delano in Vegas while in Paris the fiery actress and film director Reem Kherici offers up a successful comedy with Jour J. We catch up with a rising star. Follow me, follow Blush!



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Focus Time-Keepers By Laure Delvigo

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Jacob & Co, Astronomia Solar

Creativity and a desire to be different offer a new vision to watchmaking from Gvchiani Genève. As well as looking unusual, the X-shaped dial also reflects the unknown and its newcomer status in the very closed world of haute horlogerie. Shant Ghouchian loves to embellish men’s wrists, but he hasn’t forgotten the ladies; in fact he has created a fine jewellery collection for them. Sumptuous pieces of white gold set with stones from Madagascar, outstanding works of high-class jewellery.

Jacob & Co. scales new heights with its representation of the earth in the solar system, reproducing all eight planets on a dial for the first time, orbiting a magnificent Sun - a 288-sided citrine carved using the Jacob Cut® technique. The hand-engraved globe rotates on its axis every 60 seconds and takes 10 minutes to perform a full rotation on the dial, a second arm holds a flying tourbillon and a third arm holds the hours and minutes dial. The bi-directional movement turns clockwise in a 360° revolution in 10 minutes while the adventurine base rotates at the same speed in the opposite direction, creating an accelerated and stylised view of our solar system, giving the impression of zero gravity.

Hublot and Depeche Mode launch a new “watch for water” with Charity:Water Hublot has created this limited edition watch to celebrate Depeche Mode’s new album, Spirit and their upcoming Global Spirit Tour. The sale of this watch will raise funds for Charity: Water, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The watch, which looks good and is for a good cause, has a perfect, smooth leather strap to which a detachable, studded cuff can be added for a rock-star look right down to the wrist. In a limited edition of 250, the Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode bears the name of Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour and the iconic Charity: Water jerrycan on the sapphire crystal which reveals the HUB1242 movement.

Altiplano , The watch of supreme distinction celebrates its 60th anniversary Piaget

Unveiled in the 1960s and advertised as “the watch of the international elite”, the ultra-thin Piaget model has evolved over the decades in perfect sync with the times. When pop culture reigned supreme, the dials became colourful with hard ruby, tiger’s eye, lapis lazuli, coral, malachite, onyx and jade stones. White and yellow case bezels and lugs were adorned with sophisticated “Clous de Paris” hobnail guilloché patterns or set with diamonds. Whether for 1970s businessmen in double-breasted suits flying to New York on Concorde or for neo-dandies who shunned ostentation, the ultra-thin Piaget watch was an absolute must-have. In keeping with to its reputation, Altiplano is celebrating its anniversary with its characteristic supreme elegance. Stemming from an ongoing dialogue between horological tradition and the new millennium, the anniversary collection opens up whole new horizons inspiring a lifestyle based on essential values. Among these, elegance released from superficiality remains a benchmark, and absolute distinction a guiding principle.


Carl F. Bucherer brings colour into play. The classic Manero PowerReserve now includes two vivid models in limited editions. The manufacture model with integrated power reserve display features elaborate dials in bright midnight blue and luminous pine green. The Manero PowerReserve is an authentic manufacture product. Its centrepiece is the CFB A1011 caliber automatic movement. It belongs to the CFB A1000 movement family, entirely designed and developed by Carl F. Bucherer and first shown in 2008. Its special features include the peripheral oscillating weight winding in both directions, allowing the movement a power reserve of at least 55 hours – or more than two full days – when fully wound. The remaining power reserve is shown in a semicircular display at 3 o’clock.

& Co. Ode to nature Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection Tiffany

Fifteen incredible watches have been exclusively created, each with a different design and technique. Each Swiss watch was designed and built by master craftsmen respecting 170 years of watchmaking tradition. By using the highest level of savoir-faire and decorative techniques, the watches celebrate the beauty of fauna and flora. Set in 18 carat white gold, the wildlife-inspired watches are set with diamonds and coloured stones, including tsavorites and blue and pink sapphires. The floral designs feature precious amethyst, agate and garnet as well as round cut diamonds. This extraordinary collection of watches with a huge choice of designs, might be described as ready-to-wear art.


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Focus Beauty By Laure Delvigo

Sprunch, the star of Le Royal Monceau

Rose Carbone perfumes that will win your heart

Rock-chick, girly and timeless, the Rose Carbone brand has yet more tricks up its sleeve. Its creator Franck is taking a gamble with his mysterious range of perfumes and their electrifying scents, by striking ambiguous notes with two fragrances in a mix of styles. From Eau de Pique with its woody and peppery scents to the more floral and spring notes of Eau de Carreau, these wild and sensual fragrances for men or women will make your mouth water. To be applied as morning dew or night mist, a few drops of Rose Carbone perfume on the inside of the wrist and you are ready to play your hand! High-class perfumery, made in Grasse at an affordable price… we love it! This is a gorgeous gamble that will win a following.

Sprunch: a great new word embodying the perfect mix between relaxation and eating. At Le Royal Monceau calm and serenity go hand-in-hand with gastronomy to bring you a unique and delicious experience. The 5-star hotel is offering a brunch and spa package combining relaxation and dining. On the programme: a sauna, hammam and fitness room in a white paradise setting followed by an hour of Clarins treatments. Special mention goes to the sweet and salt scrub to work up an appetite without feeling guilty. The well-being experience is rounded off with a delicious spread in the form of a Royal Brunch to finish the morning in style. 37, Avenue Hoche, 75008, Paris - +33 (0)1 42 99 88 00 -

Masculine beauty at The Sublimoir of the Barbiere de Paris

The beard - it’s so much more than just a fashion, it’s a way of life. It not only makes a man or a philosopher, it also plays a huge part in revealing your character. There’s nothing for it, gentlemen, but to pay a visit to the Barbiere de Paris and its temple of male well-being for a special moment of relaxation. The Sublimoir is a prestigious shrine to elegance and style, entirely devoted to the beautification of male features, matching your beard to your hairstyle for a stunning new look. Body sculpting, skincare and manicures, the most fashionable beauty address in Paris has thought of everything to take care of you.

Jolimoi : beauty tips and chic with a single click

Everyone dreams of having a personal beauty shopper in their smartphone contact list. The Jolimoi website strives to find THE perfect beauty product for busy and demanding career girls. With personalised styling and sophisticated advice, Jolimoi reboots your beauty routine in one click, matching your beauty routines and the must-haves of the moment. Here it is, a beauty product just like your jeans: either it suits you or it doesn’t! You can’t tell without trying it! Don’t panic, Jolimoi has thought of everything and will send you a free sample to test before purchase. What more could you wish for?

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Mountain getaway

In a perfect location at the heart of the Trois Vallées mountains, the Grand Spa Thermal de BridesLes-Bains opens its doors onto a snow-covered lair. There you can enjoy steam baths with aromatic plants and herbs, a frost fountain and a tea room which form part of a timeless detox experience in this calm resort. Natural elements like algae, cotton powder and coconut pulp bodywraps all serve to make your experience at the Thermes de Brides a unique one. You can also have a massage inspired by ancestral Chinese, Hawaiian, African and Thai techniques and finish with a fabulous hand treatment. Divine. Le Grand Spa Thermal - 2, Rue Thermes Parc Thermal, 73573 Brides les Bains +33 (0) 4 79 55 23 44 -

Authentic vegan treatments with famous colourist Nathalie Tuil

When it comes to luxurious and natural products to revive your hair, vegetables are all the rage. In line with the trend for all things vegan, vegetables have become cosmetics thanks to renowned colourist Nathalie Tuil, master of the art of the natural. Natahlie is the woman behind a 100% green range of products which are effective hair treatments and are also as environmentally friendly as possible. Made exclusively from highquality materials such as clay and essential oils, the treatments on offer at her salon are full of truly authentic organic gems. Her new eponymous line offers a package adapted to all types of hair. An innovative concept with the scent of lime and mallow that will make your hair lush and beautiful while treating it with the greatest respect. As a little extra, the eco-responsible products are entirely made in France. 2 Place du Général Leclerc, 94160 Saint-Mandé - +33 (0)1 43 65 21 86 -




Jewellery By Laure Delvigo

Tiffany & Co,The Art Of The Wild

Mother Nature has two faces – one of merciless force and one of the magical power of healing. She can beat the earth down with a rainstorm and then gracefully brush the sky with a rainbow. What is veiled as chaos is, in reality, the magnificent order of the universe. The “The Art of the Wild” collection designed by the Tiffany studio finds its inspiration in a total immersion journey into nature on a faraway tropical island. It comprises six themes and we just love the sumptuous “Paradise Found” necklace with 350, 18 karat yellow gold leaves which seem to whisper with each movement. Diamonds link the leaves to the necklace which is itself made of more than 200 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 60 carats. Together they light up the neckline with subtle movements of incredible fluidity.

Butani Jewellery opens new boutique at grand lisboa hotel macau

The golden facade of the Grand Lisboa Hotel Macau is among the most instantly recognisable landmarks on the Macanese peninsula. Its bold, elegant tower soars above its surroundings, reminiscent of a blossoming lotus flower - the official emblem of the Macau Special Administrative Region. Butani’s newest boutique, which opened its doors in January 2017, is similarly characterised by its refined, sumptuous presentation. Polished golden accents on the ceiling, doors and edging of the spacious display cases glimmer enticingly, perfectly complementing the soft purple furnishings and accents. Arching display units with a minimal white marble inlay house the unique and exclusive designs that Butani is so highly regarded for, allowing the incredible jewels to speak for themselves.

Jacob & Co.’s, Mystery of Muzo

Featuring a 74.33 carat and a 70.57 carat vivid green pear shaped Colombian Emerald on each respective bracelet, Jacob & Co.’s “Mystery of Muzo” cuffs are an exceptionally rare set that took almost two years to complete. The intricate detailing of the hand-cut black spinel, set in 18 karat white gold, complements the spell-binding size of the natural Muzo stones to create a unique design that can never be replicated with emeralds of such calibre. The art-deco inspired bracelets are detailed with 118.13 carats of round, brilliant cut diamonds that sinuously wrap around the edges of each geometric cuff like a serpent winding delicately around a woman’s wrist. The bold size and firm fit of the exquisitely crafted bracelets empower the wearer with indestructible confidence, while the dark tones of the emerald and spinel evoke a deep sense of mystery that enchants onlookers with a slightly wicked air of seduction.



A meeting of East and West – of two different but incredibly complementary worlds. The Elsa Lee jewellery label combines Parisian modernity with Asian tradition at very affordable prices. Originally from Shanghai, its designer Elisabeth Chow Faivre draws on her experience, her double culture and her travels to create unique pieces of jewellery. Escapism, style and tradition are the watchwords for designs that add a touch of refinement to daily life. The Traditional, Trendy and Pearls collections are made from solid silver with stones and pearls added to embody French elegance. The cuff bracelet from the Trendy collection warrants a special mention; it is the perfect accessory for a casual blazer and skinny jeans. A Glam Rock effect is guaranteed!

YEPREM turns its hand to time with magical results

YEPREM is the eponymous jewellery house of Lebanese-Armenian jeweller Yeprem Chakardemian, specializing in hand-crafted fine jewellery. The company was founded in 1964, inspired by a gold bracelet given to Yeprem by his mother. The brand has been carried forward by his three children and has set a new trend in creative and innovative designs that are elegant and artistic to make you look good and also feel good. Describing itself as “human-centred fashion jewellery”, its pieces are engineered and designed around the human body in motion and the brand has become the darling of a raft of celebrities including Madonna, Kirsten Stewart and Rihanna to name a few who choose YEPREM designs to enhance their look on the red carpet. Now a new category has emerged from YEPREM; “Y-MOMENTO” watches are passing time by design being contemporary and modern and all about variety and style. The first of its own collection “Majestic White” is something unordinary yet majestic and the second collection “Midnight Marvel” introduces our perspective in change – a change in time, a change in fashion, a change in classic.


Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings and ring, a Djula ring, Hearts on Fire diamond bracelet and a Le Vian ring and bracelet on NBC’s ’The Voice’ in Los Angeles, California.


Skin Deep W

hen it comes to skin care, we have never been so concerned about making sure the products we use are good for our health. We want hydration, vitamins, antioxidants and an SPF number to let us know how long we can stay in the sun. Cosmetics labs have been doubling up on the most ingenious scientific processes combining the multiple benefits of seaweed, berries and flowers to offer you a face glowing with health and vitality. We take a look at this season’s most innovative cosmetics.

By Clémence Phelip


BLUE THERAPY MULTIDEFENDER SPF 25 Lines, wrinkles and sagging – just three of the many reasons to tackle your invisible enemies right now and those enemies are UV rays and pollution. Rich in vitamins and other antioxidants, Blue Therapy Multi-Defender boosts your natural defences and protects you against daily aggression. Its secret? Lengthy research into the benefits of seaweed combined with an SPF of 25 which acts as a shield. Its light, fresh and creamy texture offers a unique sensory experience. As soon as it is applied, your skin is enhanced and its suppleness and firmness restored. 50ml - €69


PURE VITALITY SKIN RENEWING CREAM For skin that is visibly younger and brighter trust in Kiehl’s and their new cream with revitalising properties. A smooth and radiant complexion comes from combining the healing and cleansing power of Manuka honey from New Zealand with the invigorating and strengthening virtues of the Korean “heaven root” – red ginseng which used to be the preserve of Oriental emperors. This clever mix with its fortifying powers nourishes the skin deep down leaving you with a healthy and revitalised complexion day after day. 50ml - €59, 75ml - €75



ABSOLUE PRECIOUS CELLS RECOVERY NIGHT CREAM The rose, a symbol of life, purity and French elegance, a precious ingredient in Lancôme products. The Absolue Precious Cells collection takes inspiration from its muse and its priceless resources. This is a variation on the famous cold cream, the essential secret of feminine beauty since ancient times. Thanks to the Damascus rose’s antioxidant properties and to the nourishing properties of the Centifolia rose, this night repair cream soothes and calms your skin while offering comfort and hydration. This luxurious rose duo with its revitalising powers will take you off on a unique journey bathed in gentleness and voluptuousness. You will love its delicious, light texture and its subtle floral fragrance. 50ml - €187


PREVAGE CITY SMART DOUBLE ACTION DETOX PEEL OFF MASK Give yourself a makeover with Prevage City Smart, the brand new range designed for the urban woman. The antioxidant double action detox peel off mask erases facial blemishes while boosting your immune system. This is a detox for your skin thanks to the powerful properties of Idebenone. R ad ia nce, gent lenes s a nd firmness are at hand; your complexion is smoothed and your

pores visibly smaller after two weeks. At a time when pollution is constantly on the rise, place your faith in the Prevage Detox ritual for perfect, bright skin that radiates health. 75ml - €80


INTENSIVE PROPOLIS SERUM A smart serum which acts on the skin in a targeted way with results that are soon visible. Comprising powerful actives, its highly concentrated Propolis extracts are the ideal ally for skin that tends to be oily or suffer from acne. The serum cleanses the skin and the formula halts irritations while stimulating cellular metabolism and blood circulation. For best results, we advise you to use it as a remedy before applying Intensif Propolis Cream. After applying a few times, the complexion is brighter, pores are smaller and the skin is radiant. 30 ml - €49


WHITE CAVIAR ILLUMINATING PEARL INFUSION Grey and dull complexions are often caused by pollution in the home and outdoors which attacks the skin, especially in urban environments. Through scientific research, La Prairie has discovered that skin imperfections and loss of luminosity are not only down to dark spots caused by melanin but also to redness and a dull complexion.

This original pearl formula contains a concentrate of golden caviar extract and a stable and liposoluble type of Vitamin C. Combined w ith innovative DGA (Diglucosyl Gallic Acid), this infusion targets three pigmentation problems. After using for a few days, the skin texture is invigorated, dark spots are reduced and future spots are stopped in their tracks. The skin’s firmness and suppleness is restored. This is the caviar of beauty! 30 ml - €453


RENEWING GEL MASK – EYE CONTOUR AREA Nescens corrects the eye contour area’s three signs of ageing in a single gesture. With 30 active ingredient s brought together in a unique gel texture, this mask tackles dark circles, bags and wrinkles in one go, giving the eyes a more youthful appearance in just a few applications. Men and women can benefit from the exclusive complex of sugars and amino acids while essential natural moisturisers supply the epidermis with water and collagen and elastin boosters activate cell regeneration, helping fill wrinkles and leaving eye contour tissue smoothed, straightened and tightened. 100ml - €140




Vinyl lips Yves Saint Laurent

In a flash, this trendy coloured balm leaves the imprint of a long-lasting, super-glossy kiss of colour. Tot ally addictive, its hybrid formula combines pure colour with nourishing care that melts on the mouth. In nude or intensely vivid shades: Dream Me Nude, Catch Me Orange or Tempt Me Pink. The tone is set. Follow me!



Swiss made & French Touch Clinique Nescens Paris Spontini A discreet sign in the heart of the 16th district indicates a modern glass cube erected over five floors, protected from prying eyes. The Clinique Nescens Paris Spontini combines Swiss precision with the quintessence of French-style luxury. In this avant-garde temple to beauty which attracts both film stars and the most demanding of first class travellers, architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte has created a luminous and radically futuristic stage. Step into the heart of the exceptional. By Laure Delvigo


he journey begins as soon as you arrive at the airport where Clinique Nescens’s own chauffeur awaits you. You are driven along the banks of the River Seine before passing by the Place de l’Etoile and the Trocadéro – the splendour of Paris is spread out before you like a fairytale. When you arrive at Nescens, you are struck by the quietness of the clinic; a stylised bubble full of luxuriant bucolic notes that all rhyme with Zen. Here you feel completely free from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life – you get


the pleasant impression you are in a modern version of a private residence. As you step into the majestic, marblelined lobby, a housekeeper greets you; she will ensure you needs are met day and night. Meals are à la carte and vegetarian and the breakfast is a feast of fresh fruit! The kindness and attentiveness of the staff as well as the restricted number of rooms and suites – there are just 11 – are why Nescens sets the standards others try to follow.





ere some of F r a n c e’s m o s t highly-reputed cosmetic surgeons have practiced, those whose research is referenced the world over. Some have even helped write the history of cosmetic surgery. For example, Dr Yves-Gérard Illouz invented lipo suction at the Clinique Spontini in 1977 and Dr Daniel Marchac earned great renown for his many innovat ions in the field of face lifts and mentored numerous surgeons at the clinic. One of the two Prestige suites is found on the top floor. This more resembles a suite at a five star hotel than that of a clinic

and anyone would be happy to prolong their conv a le s cence here! Everything is bathed in light and decorated in white, wood, brushed steel, varnish, glass and a few outsize photos carefully placed here and there. You can reserve the entire floor – which includes an apartment for receiving guests - for your exclusive use should you wish. In the Prestige suites as in the Deluxe rooms, visitors appreciate the spaciousness, the “nude” colour palette, the cosiness of the armchairs and the amethyst velvet of the cushions that matches the opaline colour of the chaise longues.

There is nothing but harmony here; an echo of natural, French beauty. Adjoining the suite is what could be described as the clinic’s roof top a terrace where you can get some air and take a break looking out on the splendour of the nearby Haussmannian buildings. The terrace floor is of wood, punctuated with a myriad of plants and several Fengshui pebbles. You avoid catching up on t he news headlines, pleading noble silence in your defence. The appeal of that silence is its ability to help us empty our minds. At first glance, it is clear that light takes pride of place here – doubtless the show offered by its rays is one of the most relaxing things imaginable. The transparent stairs, accessorised beautifully with chrome, trip delightfully up several enchanting f loors of immaculate marble. And while the Clinique Nescens Paris Spontini remains a leading address in terms of cosmetic surgery, it is also open to all those seeking


beaut y excellence. Indeed you do not need to be a millionaire to treat yourself to a madein-Switzerland peel at the brand new Centre for Aesthetic Medicine which has just opened within the clinic. This Center is host to the very best in cosmeceuticals a nd i nject ion t reatments, often combined for an optimal and natural result. A secret haven for stars and high society, the Clinique Nescens Paris Spontini is a private address where you can put yourself first, returning rejuvenated and reinvigorated both mentally and physically.

68bis Rue Spontini 75116 Paris Tel.: +33 (0)170 640 000

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Nescens Spa at La Réserve Geneva

Nescens at the La Réserve Paris Spa

Nescens is the first brand to provide a holistic and scientifically-proven response to staying healthy as we live longer. While Nescens helps us reach our goals – to lose weight or to look prettier or younger – above all the Swiss brand responds to a strong demand of our society. These days everyone knows they are likely to live to a ripe old age so longevity is not the goal here. What is important is maintaining a quality of life so as to be able to make the most of those extra years. This desire is def ined by the term “Successful Ageing” and encompasses maintaining your looks, your figure and your health. Working in synergy with the scientific basics initiated by Professor Jacques Proust, a pioneer in the biology of ageing and in anti-ageing medicine for more than 15 years, the Nescens answer is based on medical ethics and a premium service. It comes in three phases: Healthy Ageing, Better Ageing and Anti-Ageing. “Successful Ageing” is a total support program, tailored to each patient, focussed on their well-being. From preventive medicine to stem cells research through to cosmeceuticals, better-aging programs and cosmetic surgery, the innovative SuccessfulAgeing concept from Nescens is for those looking to improve their lives, staying in good physical and emotional shape, or preserving youthfulness.

Better Ageing programs offer an effective cure with lasting results. Stopping everything is something we all dream of at some point or another; escaping to a wonderful spot where we can simply feel better. While Geneva is renowned for its year-round tranquillity, the Nescens Spa at La Réserve Geneva is renowned for its level of excellence. In this temple of well being designed by Jacques Garcia every possible effort is made to help those looking to improve their lives. Here you can lose weight, manage stress, recharge your batteries, get back in shape and get back in touch with time with a Better Ageing program. Through its leading-edge knowledge of the biological mechanism of ageing, the Swiss brand has created tailored medical coaching programs to identify the impact of your lifestyle (stress, environment and diet etc) on your health and define your personal ability to stay in good health for as long as possible. This way, each program draws up clear goals with the medical team to obtain lasting results without losing sight of the notions of pleasure and good living. A healthy path back to your ideal figure? At the Nescens Spa at La Réserve Geneva this becomes possible and in the end isn’t so hard. And you can continue the program once you go back home!

You will have no hesitation in treating yourself to a cosmeceuticals treatment by Nescens at the La Réserve Paris Spa. Among the host of high-end beauty treatments, including a menu just for men, we recommend the Anti-ageing, anti-blemish corrective treatment – resurfacing. This “new look” program has a powerful renovating effect on tissues. It reboots the cellular cycle, smoothes the outer layer of the dermis and strengthens the skin’s ability to defend itself. Signs of fatigue and wrinkles are reduced and the complexion’s radiance is restored. Perfect for Fashion Week! +33 (0)1 58 36 60 90 +41 22 959 59 99




Medical aesthetics at your fingertips


t is important to take care of your skin every day and Biolux allows you to enjoy the finest technology in the comfort of your own home. We take a look at a revolutionary concept that is practical and 100% natural.

By Caroline Garros

Cosmetic dermatology at your fingertips

Biolux expertise and savoir-faire

Biolux is at the forefront of innovation, developing photomodulation solutions for individuals and professionals. Thanks to a smart, connected and tactile device, it is now possible to benefit from comprehensive programmes to combat the signs of ageing, hair loss and even acne. It is a wonderful piece of non-invasive technology that emits cold light and offers a totally natural beauty treatment. In the form of a portable, chic and pure pebble, this “haute couture� technology is totally painless and will be a daily companion in your beauty routine.

Biolux has been an expert in light therapy since 2007. Part of the Swiss ISC group, Biolux specialises in the development of LED photomodulation treatment in medical aesthetics. A combination of Swiss engineering and French research, Biolux develops and markets innovative, French-made products around the world based on 10 years of clinical and technological research. Expertise and savoir-faire in the service of a technology that will quickly become an indispensable part of your beauty routine!

A new definition of anti-ageing So that you can feel good about yourself and your age, Biolux has developed an ultra-effective anti-ageing programme to activate cell renewal, fine-tune the skin and effectively combat a dull complexion. The photomodulation results in smooth, toned skin, and a fresh and rested complexion. Popped into your suitcase this summer, this smart pebble, perfect for the holidays, will enable you to combat sun damage and dehydration without any pain or side effects.


For more information: Biolux 14, rue du Mont-Blanc - 1201 Geneva


The Photomodulation

technology in a few words. P

hotomodulation is the newest category of light therapy: Using the benefits of light for health. Photomodulation is considered as a key technology, a “soft therapy� based on the interaction between a cold light emitted by LEDs and skin cells. The light boosts the cells from the inside and provides the energy needed so that they can regenerate without being damaged. This innovative care concept has been the subject of many studies that have confirmed its effectiveness in the treatment of various skin conditions in medical aesthetics. With the benefits of being 100% natural, non-invasive, non-painful and UV-free, photomodulation is the 21st century technology.


smile designer

Doctor Zarrinpour A snapshot

Just a few steps away from the Place de la Madeleine in the first arrondissement of Paris, is the Centre du Sourire (Smile Centre) which welcomes those looking for high-quality cosmetic dentistry. In a Blush exclusive, clinic director Dr. Arash Zarrinpour agreed to answer a few questions. In this snapshot, we learn more about him. By Quitterie Pasquesoone - Photo Sandra Fourqui

If I were a famous person, I would be…

Buddha. It is not just about being famous, but also about giving something back to humanity and contributing towards making things better. And that’s without mentioning this extraordinary man’s level of spiritual awakening.

If I were a childhood memory, I would be…

Playtime. Children are meant to play, to marvel and to experiment; there is no more important memory than laughing and playing...

If I were a trip, I would be…

The Orient Express. The most important thing about a great trip is the journey itself and not the destination. Enjoy each step, take your time and live in the moment ... calm, luxury and bliss, life in the slow lane exactly as I like it!

If I were a quality, I would be…

Perseverance. It doesn’t matter what others think, when one has faith, one moves forward and the Universe rewards it. You can never have great success without perseverance.


If I were a fault, I would be…

Greed. In my opinion, there are no real faults, just different systems of values and judgments.

If I were a food, I would be…

Honey. For its properties, its nobility, its flavour, its sensuality and its longevity. Because it is a gift from fantastic little creatures who work hard to make it for us...

If I were a celebrity’s smile, I would be…

Jessica Alba’s, and that’s coming from an expert! It is harmonious, glamorous and super well-balanced. I’d also say Steve McQueen, but he never showed his teeth!

If I were a Paris monument, I would be …

The Conciergerie. Quite simply because it is a magnificent building and it always stirs the same feelings of grandeur and wonder when you pass it on the banks of the Seine… It is this collection of elements that make it so majestic, especially since its renovation.

smile designer

Dr Zarrinpour

in a few words...

Dent al surgeon A ra sh Zarr inpour is one of the best in the business. His background in innovative concepts, such as computer-aided dentistry and orthodontics, are the result of his unique experience and knowledge and he works every day to make your smile your finest asset.




for the beach!

From a mask to protect your locks to a spray to protect your body, we take a look at the best-of for this summer. By Laure Delvigo

Face protection La Prairie Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF50.

Thanks to its high-performing anti-UVA and UVB filters combined with fine edelweiss extract and water from Swiss glaciers, the Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF50 guarantees you a solid shield against the sun and a powerful anti oxidising defence. It can be applied on top of a moisturiser or straight onto the skin. RRP for 50ml - €165

Shining up your body Esthederm Bronz Impulse, Face and Body spray.

Esthederm has created a single spray to prepare your skin for tanning. Without using filters, it counters the effects of photo-ageing of the skin and optimises, activates and prolongs tanning! 150 ml - €50

Carita Progressif Firming and Repairing anti-ageing sun cream for the body.

A truly repairing anti-ageing treatment, this cream helps correct the effects of time and sun in an after-sun lotion that maintains your tan. The association of Phytokine and soya protein preserves the firmness of the skin. From the first application the skin is softer, firmer and more comfortable. 150ml - €89.50

Protecting your hair Kerastase Aura Botanica, bain micellaire, gentle aromatic shampoo.

Packed with Moroccan Argan oil and coconut oil from Samoa, this sulphate-free micellar shampoo is a revolution. Its highly effective ingredients - naturally present in coconut oil – provide a generous lather. Gentle yet effective, it cleanses your hair of impurities, preparing it for the next treatment. Your hair is left light and free despite the natural oils. It breathes health and vitality right through to the tips. 250ml - €22.50

Wella Fusion , Intense Repair Mask.

This protects hair from splitting and repairs it thanks to its creamy texture enriched with amino acids. Apply to damp hair. Leave for five minutes then rinse. 150 ml - €27





Double Dealing Morning glory or night owl, Mother Nature has something for everyone’s tastes. From street palettes to romantic hues, make-up has never been so eclectic. Are you a rebel without a cause or do you prefer la Dolce Vita? Express yourself with our kaleidoscopic selection. By Clémence Phelip


Face palette collector: I have a blush on you A fresh and youthful orange crush that will make others pale beside you! Spotlight on the new Face palette collector and its blush “I have a blush on you”. In its contemporary, Street Art case, this really orangey blush awakens the It Girl inside you. Enchanting and sensual, its street-colour pigments can be accentuated to match your mood and will guarantee you turn heads. Irresistibly, with a stroke of a brush you are ready to take on capital cities the world over. An added shine that will work wonders! €49


The La Rôse palette A light breeze blows through Lancôme’s new Absolutely Rôse collection. Already seen backstage at fashion week shows around the world, pink could well be the new colour to trend this year, reflecting purity and romanticism. Lisa Eldridge, Creative Make-up Director at Lancôme, reinterprets these Parisian dreams with an enchanting palette “La Rôse” for the eyes and lips,


offering a bouquet of six, tenderly pastel shades to match three pretty lipsticks with shiny or velvet finishes. A hint of spring in your vanity case. The La Rôse palette - €60

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric

Beautiful, natural and self-confident; the quest you have been on your entire life is to be found in an elliptical bottle. This is the latest must-have in your makeup routine – a longwear, high coverage foundation that goes by the name of Power Fabric, designed by experts at Giorgio Armani Beauty. This promises you a smooth complexion with a luminous second skin finish that is among the most impressive “no make-up” make-ups we’ve seen. Power Fabric embellishes your features and hides all signs of tiredness like a magic wand. With its innovative technology, it feels light and sensual on your skin, as if you were bathing your face in light to ward off urban aggression. Thanks to its SPF 25 factor, Power Fabric protects you against both UV rays and pollution every day. It comes in 15 shades to match every skin tone. 30 ml - €50


Bronzing and Blush Compact A touch of sun for your cheekbones with this new, limited edition blush from Clarins. Matte and pearly tones offer the perfect match to put others in the shade. In its tropical case, ideal for the holidays, Clarins opens up a whole horizon of possibilities for you from a setting sun all the way to strong and flamboyant hues. Light and bright, its soft-focus pearly colours magically wipe away wrinkles and blemishes to leave you always sparkling. On top of that, the plant micropatch offers improved moisturising. This is a real anti-pollution shield with white tea extracts to protect you from daily aggression. A beautiful and beneficial sunny cocktail.


Terracotta Jolies Jambes A dd i ng a n i n st a nt glow, Terracotta Jolies Jambes from Guerlain promises you that natural sun-kissed look in the blink of an eye. Blonde or brunette, your legs will be golden, all blemishes blurred away, leaving them looking wonderfully smooth. Guaranteed not to

transfer, Terracotta is long-lasting for perfect moisturising and comfort all day. The combination of pigments will enhance your legs, creating an illusion of added length. The delicate Tiare Flower fragrance leaves a scent of paradisiacal islands on the skin, whisking you off to the tropics. An exotic trip to the heights of your beauty. 100 ml - €50

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil

Elizabeth A rden combines sweet treats and make-up in this new concept: the hold of a lipstick, the care of an oil and the pigments of a gloss brought together in a single product. Sheer Kiss offers deep down moisturising, strengthens the skin’s natural collagen and leaves the lips looking fuller instantly. The colour palette ranges from punchy to prim with six bright colours to get your mouth watering. Coconut oil, avocado oil, Tsubaki oil and Meadowfoam oil are a few other reasons why you should try this marvel. And as if that wasn’t enough, just look at the format – not only is it highly original, it’s also small enough to pop in a clutch. €22





Rigaud The very essence of well-being


a n ny R ig aud i s a specialist in holistic wellness, prov iding exceptional treatments thanks to her skills as a listener and the cutting-edge techniques she has learned all over the world. Compassionate and super professional, this young woman has established herself as a leading player in her field.

By Quitterie Pasquesoone



A well-defined training path Fanny Rigaud started her working life as a bank manager after graduating in Political Science and Communication in London. The job taught her a lot about lending an ear to others and having grown up immersed in the world of well-being with a physiotherapist father she decided to follow her passion and change direction. She was determined to get the very best training and began by spending three years learning shiatsu in Paris. She then moved to New York and continued studying shiatsu with Ohashi, a Japanese grand master. This was followed by specialist courses in Thailand and Vietnam (learning Thai foot ref lexolog y, Chi Nei Tsang, abdominal massage of the internal organs and Dien Shan facial reflexology) as well as spending five years studying traditional Chinese medicine, with internships at Beijing Hospital in China. Re-energised by her travels and what she had learned, she emerged stronger and with her facility for listening to others even keener.

An exclusive clientele Her demanding clientele is accustomed to the best personal trainers and the finest hotels. Some also travel a long way to meet Fanny. She therefore makes it a point of principle to offer them the very best. Depending on what the client prefers she goes to see them on their yachts or in their hotels, or they come to her practice on

the edge of Monaco, a place she wants to make relaxing and warm, where clients can take their time. The stars have also given their seal of approval and Fanny counts Melanie Laurent and Nicole Kidman among her clients. Hardly surprising when you consider that her philosophy is to offer the very best…

Made-to-measure treatments Having learned her skills from the experts, Fanny is now able to pass the benefit on to her clients. At her practice, she offers a tailor-made package of haute couture well-being treatments. She examines each client, asks questions and always listens carefully. With the creation of her brand IUSH A LIFT®, she has developed a unique 90-minute treatment programme. This includes an hour of intense anti-ageing treatment for the face where each muscle and each wrinkle is worked on using a mixture of Chinese massage, Kobido, Tuina and Dien shan. It is followed by 30 minutes of Aculift treatment, which uses acupuncture needles, accompanied by a deep belly massage. This is a complete treatment package in the purest holistic tradition that only Fanny provides, which not only offers in-depth stimulation and detoxification, but also smoothes facial wrinkles and clarifies the complexion. +33 603 833 075



Get fit, get sexy Your new mantra


hen pole dancing became the surprise new fitness fad a few years ago, it was only Step One. Now there is a whole range of ways to get fit and feel sexier at the same time as lap dancing, strip tease and other outrageously fun ways to firm up break out of seedy clubs and break in to the gym. By Clémence Phelip


Get in touch with the femme fat ale in you through a whole new style of muscle toning and stretching work outs. This new “fit and sexy” trend reinvent s your run-of-the-mill fitness programme by improving your suppleness and flexibility as well as your self-confidence. Perfect for pushing yourself that little bit further and really enjoying yourself, the latest workouts combine an exotic blend of lap dancing, f loor work and booty shake. The aim is to sculpt your

body gently and sensually for results beyond you r expect at ions – bot h phy sic a l ly a nd psychologically. More than a hobby, this kind of fitness attitude is also a way of life; it’s about a way of being and of playing with your body. It’s a philosophy that will boost your ego and your performance. It’s about toning up while having fun; laughing, letting go, feeling sexy and mastering the movements that are the basics of this discipline.

The cherry on the cake? As well as being good for your health and giving you a weekly dose of endorphins, many of these sexy new trends for the gym come with sexy new outfits for the gym. St ill not conv inced? Then take a peek at Fabletics, the new sports label from Kate Hudson and show off your sex appeal!


Sebastien Acaries The love of boxing


ébastien Acariès, who grew up around boxing rings, follows in his family’s footsteps into the world of French boxing by organising sports events in France and abroad.

By Caroline Garros

Boxing is a family affair for the Acariès On June 1, 1985, Sébastien was just a year old when his uncle Louis Acariès fought in the IBF super welterweight World Championship against Carlos Santos at the Parc des Princes. It was the start of an extraordinary family story, because at the end of the evening Michel Acariès became his brother's promoter. And so, for 25 years, the Acar iès brothers were synonymous with French boxing. As promoters, agents and coaches, they organised and even staged boxing matches, taking the “noble art” to international heights under the French flag. So it is only natural that Sébastien Acariès, with his incredible energy and huge knowledge of boxing, should embark on an ambitious career as a promoter.

Sébastien Acariès takes up the challenge and starts his career as a promoter In 2008, Sébastien decided to produce his own events, and started a new series of monthly boxing meetings at the Cirque d'Hiver: Le Grand Tournoi. In 2010, he began a two-year partnership with the new TNT


channel, Direct 8. French boxing was experiencing a new lease of life and a generation of young boxers began to emerge. Sébastien, who helped to make this happen, set up Univent Production to organise professional boxing matches and manage the career of his boxers. The Canal+ TV channel also wanted to reintroduce major boxing events to its subscribers - they were one of the cornerstones of its service when the channel was set up in 1984 - and suggested joining forces with Sébastien Acariès to organise competitions for broadcast on the channel.

Canal+ et Univent Production: an ambitious project This collaboration began on May 20, 2016 at the Palais des Sports in Paris with the WBA light heavyweight World Championship bet ween Frenchman Youri Kalenga and Cuban Yunier Dorticos. This was followed by a gala in July, during which Michel Soro knocked out Argentina's Hector Saldivia in the third-round, winning the WBA Super Welterweight title. In December 2016 Sébastien Acariès organised a competition on the island of Réunion, where Hassan N'dam won the

W BA middleweight belt by defeating Venezuelan Alfonso Blanco by knocking him out in the first round in front of 4,500 spectators . This victory, which took less than 25 seconds, was voted “KO of the year” by the television channel ESPN. French boxers in the Acariès team hit the ground running in 2017 when Soro retained his international title by defeating Argentinian Javier Maciel on 22 April in Villeurbanne. On May 20 in Tokyo, Hassan N'dam must retain the title he acquired in Réunion against the Japanese boxer Ryota

Murata and on July 1, in Evian, Soro will fight the Argentinian Brian Castano. Finally, a WBA light heavyweight world championship bout is set to take place at the end of the year. Sébastien Acariès is hoping for three world champions in what promises to be a spectacular and emotional season. In any case, one thing is certain: the next generation is assured! Univent Boxing Promotion 146 Rue de Longchamp 75016 - Paris




The Darling Of Down Under


icole Kidman has long been one of the film industry’s most talented and effortlessly beautiful stars, with acclaimed appearances in Moulin Rouge! The Hours and last year’s moving biopic, Lion. Turning half a century in June this year, Kidman looks back on her 2002 Academy Award win and the ways in which she still feels Hollywood is a male dominated world – but she’s looking forward to a bright future for her fellow actresses, and her rocksolid family unit alongside country music star husband Keith Urban. By Jake Taylor

Turning 50 is a big milestone, but how does that effect how you look at your career and your future choices, if it does at all? I’ve been doing this since I was 14, so working is quite a horrifying number to say out loud! But it’s also really gratifying and comforting too because I now have that deep well of emotion that only comes with real life experience and I can call on that; I can call on those memories that I didn’t have when I was in my twenties. Now, there’s this really bizarre lottery of emotions available and consequently there are far more roles and types of roles and demographics and situations that are available to me than when I was younger. Amazing! I am a character actor; that was always my goal. I wasn’t educated at drama


school with the goal of being, you know, a movie star. But you’ve won an Academy Award – surely that makes you feel like a movie star? It was always about the performance, but of course to have your work recognised like that is incredible. I could tell that people were really into the film and that they really liked the performance and Oprah Winfrey had called me and said I was going to win the Oscar. She had called me about six months prior, and then it all kind of went cold and people were like, ‘No, she’s not going to win.’ So I thought, ‘Oh well. Oprah didn’t know.’ And then it kind of just happened. It was one of those things where I now look back and I wish I had brought my son, but he was young and I thought, ‘Oh it’s too much

for him, and the whole hoopla and all the people.’ But now I so wish I had brought him. I wish I had thanked my dad in my acceptance speech, as well, because I only thanked my mum because that’s all I could see sitting in front of me. It was just one of those things where you just go, ‘Ahhh, I forgot to thank my acting coach.’ There’s just so many things where you look back and realise what you could have done better in that moment. I gave it to my parents, because it was just one of those things where you go: ‘You made me, you were the ones that propped me up when I came home crying and told me I wasn’t too tall, whenever anyone else was like, ‘You are too tall!’ They gave me my character. So it sits on the mantle in Sydney which is kind of a nice place for it.

What would you say your life is like now versus 15 years ago? Well, it’s a whole different life… 15 years ago or so, it was very different for me. But I have purposely realigned my life so that I’m not living in a fishbowl. I put my toe in the water with that and went, ‘Oh my Gosh, this not for me.’ I live in Nashville and have a completely different structure. There are times when I have to go back into that world for a period of time but then I can step out of it. It wasn’t that long ago when female movie stars would talk about not getting decent roles after the age of 40, but that seems to have changed a lot. Yes. The world is changing towards age. We’ve certainly got a different timeline than women used to have.

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o you still see yourself as woman in a man’s world when it comes to Hollywood and the film industry? Yeah, and that’s why I’ve always tried to step out as a woman to protect other women. I have a sister, I have daughters, I have friends and I was raised by a feminist mother. I believe in the strength of that. But it doesn’t mean that you hate men, it just means we need to protect and help each other. We need help sometimes and we need that camaraderie, and that’s an important thing to offer to other women so that they know you are on their side. And that’s only because sometimes it is tougher and there’s more criticism a lot of times. The choices that women make I think are judged more harshly. I heard Meryl Streep talking about it when she was talking about playing Margaret Thatcher. She said that one of the things she wanted to do was that, no matter whether she believed in her politics or not, she wanted to document her life in the sense that she was a woman in a man’s world and what she did was a pretty extraordinary story of where she went. Who are you closest to in the industry? I’m ver y close w ith Naomi [Watts]. We exchange things about so many other things rather than work. We discuss our children more; we have more of that kind of friendship. We’ve been friends since we were 14 years old and we constantly text and we call, but talking shop is actually not in our conversations very much. Are you a good advice giver? Sometimes! I’m careful because a lot of the time advice only becomes good advice when you are ready to receive it and take it on board. I know that from even my own experiences if


someone is spouting off about how I should behave, or what I should be feeling, I don’t like that. I’m sure nobody likes that. You seem to typify the woman who ‘has it all,’ the career, a loving family; everything looks fantastic. Is that how it is? Well I mean, in terms of ‘having it all,’ I’m not sure what having it all is. Have I found some peace inside me? Yes, am I grateful for the love in my life and the people that I am now sharing my life with? Absolutely. I have been in the other place as well and that’s what life is, it’s about contrasts. At the same time, I’ve had a very erratic career and by no means has it been stable. It’s kind of been up and down and right now I’m in a place where I’ve been able to do some work that kind of sits very well with who I am. You and Keith seem happier than ever. I read recently that he said he would do anything for you – does that make you feel secure? Having a husband who’s willing to do that? Yeah, I feel loved and I feel absolutely that I’ll give that back in exactly the same way. I offer exactly the same thing back because for me, our relationship, making it through, is more important than anything. But at the same time, I stay in that place of humility with it. I’m always like, ‘We just have to do the work to stay together.’ And also, a lot of it is just pure enjoyment of each other. But it’s a very tricky place to walk through and to be able to explain to people. How do you manage your family with both of your respective careers? When I did The Paperboy, for example, Lee Daniels called me and said three weeks before they started shooting, ‘Do you want to come down and play this character?’ And it was in New Orleans, which is really close to Nashville, and I was

like, ‘Yeah!’ But then I always go and I check with Keith and I ask him, ‘Are we going to be able to make this work for our family?’ And that’s how we work it out. It sou nd s old f a sh ioned, but that’s actually the way I approach the relationship. I always go, ‘How is this going to work for our family?’ And if ever it doesn’t, and there have been times where it hasn’t, then I go, ‘I can’t do that.’ Do you still enjoy the travelling aspect to your career? Oh yes, one of the reasons why I continue to act is because I quite like the gypsy life. I like the idea of not knowing what’s around the corner, I like all of that. I have children and I think it’s very good to expose them to different environments, different people, and different countries. We got to live in France which is a great place to live in, and Morocco, as well as back in Australia. We move a lot. It’s just part of our family. For my children to be exposed to so many different cultures is a great part of my job. I get to take them with me and give them a taste of the world. That’s broadening them. I love seeing the world through their eyes, and the whole balance that they provide and the joy that they bring. They are very pure, and they are very emotional and they are very immediate and they won’t allow anything other than the moment to exist. I adore that. After all these years do you still enjoy the red carpet stuff, the flashbulbs, the getting dressed up, the makeup and getting your hair done, and being the glamorous movie star? Wel l it’s ver y much l i ke Cinderella, because afterwards it all comes off. I mean it really is. And before you know it, it’s back to normal life. I mean I’ll go home tonight and all of this is kind of gone, and it’s truly a blessing as well, because you

are home, and you’re comfortable. A lot of that glamourous side to it, I hate to say, that’s the job part of it. The great part of it is between action and cut. And I am sorry to say, but it is. Some people love the red carpet and all of that stuff. For me, it’s actually the work part of it. You’re one of the world’s most prominent style icons. What is your relationship towards fashion these days? As I have gotten older, it’s become less important. That’s the way it happens. When I was a teenager in my early twenties, it was a big part in my life. But as I have gotten older things have shifted, though I can certainly appreciate fashion for what it is still. What’s your normal style like at home? It fluctuates, but where we live now in Nashville it’s extremely hot and humid during the summer, so I would have to say my style at the moment is long skirts and T-shirts and always hats, because I have fair skin. But I’m also athletic, so I tend to choose things that I can go and hike in or swim. I come from a family of athletes, my dad is a marathon runner and my sister is a tri-athlete and it’s pretty amazing. What do you do to de-stress? I swim in the ocean when I can. I love sports. I go to tennis regularly and I watch tennis on TV. I watch football, I know a lot about American football, and I run. I was raised by a dad who was a marathon runner. When we were growing up in the neighbourhood people would be like, ‘Oh, I saw your dad running!’ And he’d be out with shorts and no shirt on. You know, it was the 70s when we were growing up and he would even wear the John McEnroe headband! It made me love running, and I still love to run.

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Baptiste Giabiconi A very cool guy


e has posed for the biggest names; from Mert and Marcus to Karl Lagerfeld. His incredibly sexy look and Adonis-like figure have won the hearts of the most elitist couture houses including Dior, Fendi and Giorgio Armani. In a dazzling 10 year career, Baptiste Giabiconi has kept our eyes fixed firmly on the page. Since then, the top model who hails from Corsica has come a long way; he sings in Paris and New York, invests in real estate and dances the tango with the stars. At only 27 years old, Baptiste Giabiconi has succeeded in the ultimate feat of gaining entry to the ultra-closed circles of both fashion and pop music. Between a Chanel catwalk show and making a video with Hailey Baldwin, we interview the seemingly faultless, gold disc winning, super model. By Laure Delvigo - Photo Sandra Fourqui

Why did you make the move from modelling to music? What happened in fact was that I developed a musical career in parallel to the modelling. Music has been a passion of mine for a long time. I challenged myself to produce a first album in English. Then I went to London and with help from producers and composers, it was a great success and we were awarded a gold disc. Paris or Calvi? T hat’s a f u nny quest ion! You know, even though I love Calv i, I really prefer L’Ile Rousse. So, it’s Paris for work and Calvi for relaxation. Why did you remake the hit Love to Love You Baby? It’s a very big hit, although it’s nothing at all like the original.


I wanted to mix fashion and music; this song inspired me with its sensuality, ambiguity and sexuality. My team and I remade it as a contemporary version. I also wanted to make a sensual, steamy, languorous video which was a little bit dark and secretive. Why did you choose Hailey Baldwin? I think she is a very pretty girl and she is also very nice. Hailey was getting to be very well known in the US, less so in Europe. She stands out from the conventional models like Kendall Jenner etc. Hailey is American and Brazilian, she is also very warm and friendly. How does it feel to be the muse of Karl Lagerfeld? It’s an honour and a pleasure.

To be able to be the inspiration for someone like Karl at a certain point in his life is just incredible, even if I achieve nothing else ... Any way, I’m honoured. What’s it like to be a sex symbol? (Laughing) It’s very difficult to talk about myself as being a

sex symbol, but I’m very happy about it! What are your plans? I’m shooting a movie in July for the cinema - a comedy, then there’s the single and the video “Fly Away” that comes out in a few days.

QUICK SKETCH What painting would you be? A Klimt. What song would you be? Jump by Vanhalen What perfume would you be? Bois d’Arcy, though I wear different perfumes I’m often changing and I love the sugary fragrance of Viktor & Rolf pour femme.






The rising star of the silver screen


ive years after her first film Paris à Tout Prix, Reem Kherici is conquering the big screen all over again with her new offering Jour-J, a comedy based around a wedding, and it’s proving a box office hit. We travelled to Capri to catch up with this sunny director, screen-writer and actress who is just bursting with energy! Roll tape. By Laure Delvigo - Photo Sandra Fourqui

What is your main character trait? I am determined; achieving my goals always gives me immense satisfaction. From doing housework to making a film, I always set myself clear targets such as deadlines so I know where I’m going and make sure I get there. What do you most admire in a man? A sense of humour. Humour is a form of real intelligence and a sharp wit... I like to play verbal ping-pong with my partner and I like to be surprised by a joke or a witticism I didn’t see coming. And with humour you can talk about a lot of serious things without getting cross. An essential beauty product? Embryolisse moisturiser. Your favourite actress? Karin Viard. She is brilliant in all roles. She has really good comic timing; she’s creative, inventive and very cool in real life!


Your favourite destination? Capri. It is the island of happiness with wonderful scenery, food, shops a nd ser v ices! La Dolce Vita! The kind of cliché we like! Your favourite hobby? Making plans. I even think I have magical powers; I think really hard about things and they happen. Well, I’m still waiting for my legs to grow another 15 cm, for my 100 million euros and for my 20 cats! What is your current state of mind? Positive. I believe in karma and I believe I am a good person with real values so life should spoil me shouldn’t it? What is your motto? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Life hasn’t always been this good to me and I’m grateful for that. It has made me who I am today: able to deal with many situations without losing my mind – or my smile!


L et’s go Disco D

isco has the wind in its sails! The timing is perfect because there’s nothing like a touch of the Seventies to add a little joy and happiness to our lives. Disco revival!

By Quitterie Pasquesoone - Photo © One Inch Punch

A pop attitude, some sequins, colour and fun; this time we’re sure, Disco is back with a bang! But what makes us think that you ask? Firstly the cinema with the success this year of the biopic Dalida. It covers the icon’s life, her work and, of course, the Seventies, its disco nights and all kinds of journeys of initiation. This silver screen success turns the spotlight back on a time that isn’t quite in the past and that many are delighted to revisit. The other disco heroine who is back in the news and creating a buzz on social networks is Amanda Lear. Indeed this Seventies muse has made an unexpected comeback with a mystifying dance video with a synthesiser soundtrack. And so the singer has created quite a stir with Amanda Lear Feat. Aaron Bakat - A Dream, which hammers home to all those who listen to it that “Everybody have a dream” (sic). So what if we got in the mood? We love the video with its disco feel, Seventies colours and silver costumes sourced from who knows where. Luckily for us, glitz and glamour are already back in fashion to help us get in the


groove. So this summer feel free to light up your eyes and lips with bright and vibrant colours. We want to shimmer and shine; we must sparkle! The wildest will even dare a few coloured highlights before stepping out onto the dance floor. We said it – we dare! The fashion talents haven’t missed this trick either and a clubbing spirit is very much present on catwalks. For example, Alexandre Vauthier produced some beautiful silver dresses and bustier corsets in vintage denim with waistbands completely covered in Swarovski, already half way towards the Eighties. An absolute must. As for Marc Jacobs, he paraded his models in shiny jackets while Elie Saab scattered gold sequins over his catwalk. Wanna dance baby? Why do we like this slightly crazy, psychedelic attitude? Because it brightens up our daily lives and, given the moroseness and harshness of the world today, it is a breath of fresh air and good humour. Dust off those disco balls, we’re telling you we’re all in the mood for dancing!




The Instagram

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ut with badly-lit photos, messed-up selfies and over-the-top nail art and in with shopping for ideas on the Instagram accounts of our favourite Igers. This famous photo app is not only a way of capturing and sharing the present moment; it is also a precious trendometer, enabling us to follow fashionistas from the world over and draw inspiration from them. We take a closer look at those girls you really should be following on Instagram. By Clémence Phelip

Bold, out-spoken and out there, Kristina Bazan has taken Instagram by storm with shots that manage to be pretty and sexy at the same time. Flirting with the lens on her smartphone like a modern day pin-up, she now has more than two million followers and she strikes stylish poses on a 640 x 640 canvas for their delight. The fashion blogger behind the Kayture website, she appeared for Louis Vuitton, Kerastase and Cartier before becoming the face of L’Oréal Paris in 2015. That relationship is a lasting one; she is now working with the cosmetics brand on the launch of a collection called “Smoking Nudes”. The range offers make-up that is as simple, elegant and effective as Bazan herself. A fan of cat eyes, the former Miss Photogenic of Switzerland carries off crimson lipstick and a heavy fringe like no-one else. Aged just 23, she has already ripped up the beauty rule book and established herself as the new kid on the block. Always on the look out for new challenges, this sophisticated version of Zooey Deschanel is now trying her hand at music. She’s putting together an album and has already released the track Out via YouTube which looks set to be a hit. It’s just one more feather in Kristina Bazan’s very stylish cap.


With six million people following her account, the wild and natural model Taylor Hill has no need to envy the Swiss starlet. Her beach waves and hippy-chic style have all the greatest designers in a fluster. Chanel, Elie Saab, Mugler and Versace; all of them only have eyes for this wildest of 2017 cover girls. At home in front of the cameras, she posed for Intimissimi, Forever 21 and H&M before taking to the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret. She is now an “Angel” for the underwear label and a Lancôme ambassador. She graces the covers of the most on-trend magazines and travels the world over. A sportswoman with dream looks, she reveals her delicious curves through her Instagram photos that are suggestive but never vulgar. The pureness of her features and the softness of her blue eyes have followers melting. Hill has more than one string to her bow and recently revealed her acting talents in the latest thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn; The Neon Demon is a physiological horror film looking at the darker side of modelling. Her role fitted her like a glove!

Photo © Taylor Hill, Matte Shaker Mert and Marcus for Lancome


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FI’mollow me famous

Follow me”, from Amanda Lear’s song to that little click on social networks, is an expression ingrained more than ever in our daily lives and tweeted constantly. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are so many ways people seek “virtual” recognition. The importance of being followed now takes up a considerable place in our society. So what do the words “follow me” mean to you? That’s the question we’re asking about this 21st century buzz.

By Clémence Phelip - Illustration © Ellagrin



Chris, 40, hair dresser “The expression doesn’t mean much to me other than social networks. I have someone to run mine for me; I’m not really that interested in them. I don’t have the feeling or the temperament for those kinds of supports which I find very abstract. I prefer the print press.”

Nathalie, Coach “Follow me are two words I use often together and preceded by a hashtag. I sometimes add it to my Facebook or Instagram posts to encourage people to follow me.” @nathaliemur

Florence, wine waiter “In 2008 I was in Hong Kong with a friend. We were supposed to meet up with other friends and were in a taxi that was evidently completely lost so after half an hour we got out and lost ourselves in the crowd. We asked for directions from a man and he said: “OK follow me.” The restaurant was a 10 minute walk away. When we heard those words we knew we were saved.” @florenceadkin - @infinimentvin

Clémence, 33, professional make-up artist Mathieu, 32, waiter “Follow me is something people sometimes like! It’s quite a general term and it can mean many things. I don’t associate it only with social networks; it could be a theme for an evening. Why not?”

Juliette, 22, business school student The song Carmen by Stromae which criticises Twitter and the impersonal nature of social networks. Follow me has a negative connotation for me; it embodies a generation rather lacking an identity. We ‘follow’ each other without really knowing each other.” @juliettegadn

“A little click on social networks and blogs that makes all the difference. ‘Follow me’ has become the ultimate communication and self-promotion tool especially for work. The more followers you have the more credible you are. It is part of the rules and language of the world we live in.” @cclem77

Step into my universe, come in, I will teach you. Watch me, copy me.

Jean-Baptiste, 27, Lighting Designer

Anthony, 30, estate agent “I would say: “Get w ith the beat, come dance w ith me.” Of course the expression ‘follow’ makes you think of Twitter a nd t ho s e s o c i a l net work s which I deplore for being too virtual and lacking real human contact.” @anthone2002

Mathilde, 27, fashion designer “There’s this really mysterious and secret aspect; this ‘follow me I have something to show you’ aspect. The expression doesn’t really apply to my personal life but rather my professional one – my clothing label, Mathilde, is very present on the Internet and I would like more people to discover it.” @mathilde.clothes

Alexis, 44, Retail Manager

The first thing that comes to mind with “follow me” is that it is the correct translation of “suis-moi” ha ha ha! The film Catch Me If You Can. “Follow me if you can” would also have been a good title for the film. It also makes me think of video games such as “Call of duty” or “Counter-Strike” where you are often told to follow.

Gregory, 38, events organiser Marianne, 21, law student “For me, the expression ‘follow me’ i s s y nony mou s w it h t r end s et t i ng. S o c i a l networks are sources of inspiration. I use them to find ideas about everything from fashion to recipes.” @mariannethm

I will show you my universe, my life, my hobbies; everything that makes a life rich and fulfilled. I will take you to lunch in one of my favourite restaurants to delight you with original cuisine then it’s off for a drink in one of the best cocktail bars – a short stop to take in a breathtaking view of my city. Music will accompany the end of the evening in front of a great electro DJ. @greggelektro 71



Or the Age of Narcissism


f there is one thing forever associated with Facebook, it’s ‘likes’. With one billion users around the world that’s a whole lot of ‘likes’ which can make or break your reputation on the web. Let’s deconstruct the Facebook culture which can boost your ego - or destroy it - in a couple of clicks.

By Quitterie Pasquesoone

When no ‘likes’ Facebook or the Big Me In the digital age, what better way to communicate than on social networks? But although for millions of people around the world, it’s a way of staying in touch with close friends or building an effective professional network, for others, it is all about me, me, me, a way of holding up a mirror to their ego - welcome to the world of the big Me. And so it begins, the race for popularity is on. How many friends do you have? How many people like or comment on your posts? Have you created your own fan page? Do you tag yourself in cool places? All of these things can measure your cyber fame in a few clicks. In short, it’s a real popularity contest, a veritable race to be liked, with the winner decided instantly so it looks like it matters. A post with no comments is worse than being humiliated in public. The opposite, a nice buzz, gives a guaranteed delusion of grandeur. There’s no better way of boosting your ego. In short, it’s the dawning of self-promotion,


is a recipe for success

Because a photo with no ‘likes’ is the greatest shame of the digital world, the site brings together all the Instagram photos in the world with no ‘likes’ to make a compilation of the unfairly ignored snaps. Its aim? To rescue them from humiliation in one click! Further reading: Facebook m’a tuer, by Alexandre des Isnards and Thomas Zuber published by NiL editions. a way to validate your own existence and make it seem important in the eyes of others… The perfect illustration? Matthew Frost’s new film Aspirational features two teenage girls looking for ‘likes’ who by chance run into Kirsten Dunst and rush up to grab a selfie with her without even bothering to say hello - social etiquette just goes out of the window.

Facebook, the culture of solitude These Facebook addicts socialise through layers of screens, without leaving the comfort of the sofa. The new slogan should be: Being alone together. For some people, just the idea of having Facebook ‘friends’ meets all their socialising needs. Look out for the red lights! For the most self-centred among them - the hyper-narcissists you might call them - Facebook is the ideal stage for putting on a show that is all about Me. The internet rides roughshod over the usual social niceties: lies, settling scores, boasting - anything goes; everything is possible. Joe Bloggs posts photos of a dream life, leaving friends lost in admiration for his busy schedule. But who knows what hides behind this facade? A great loneliness, a need to put his life on display so people will love him more? All in all, it’s a good reason to take a step back from the ‘like’ culture.

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par MAL-AIMÉE A closer look at a brand bringing the body back into fashion. By Quitterie Pasquesoone Photographer: Quentin Legallo

BODY par MAL-AIMÉE: Time for a revival MAL-AIMÉE was launched seven years ago by Franco-Swiss designers Marius Borgeaud and Léonie Hostettler, both formerly employed by well-known Parisian haute-couture houses. The brand is now being reborn under the artistic direction of Léonie and focuses exclusively on the bodysuit and promoting that. More than just a new clothing brand, BODY par MAL-AIMÉE lays the foundations for the “WellWear” concept whose selling point is a strong identity and its own world, making this brand unique... a new icon for women’s ready-to-wear clothing.

A long-awaited, innovative line in ready-to-wear With its f irst two collections, SpringSu m mer 2 017 a nd Aut u m n -W i nt er 2017-2018, shown at Paris Fashion Week, the BODY par MAL-AIMÉE team sets the tone with a cutting-edge set of codes and markers which give the brand its character. Simplicity, modernity, purity of line, originality and a sense of detail give each design a style of its own. And because Quality is a given, nothing has been left to chance when it comes to the selection of fabrics, production and high end finitions.

Le Body from BODY par MAL-AIMÉE : overwear whenever everywhere Designed and conceived as the essential garment in a woman’s wardrobe, the Body from BODY par MAL-AIMÉE is the indispensable, ready-to-wear item for all occasions. Tee-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts in a sportswear style, crops and blouses for more formal wear, cardigans and even overbodies that show off the body to its best advantage. Each item has been designed to highlight the beauty, the sensuality and the personality of everyone who wears it. A brand to discover, to invest in, or even better, to put on! For more information:


Léonie , fashion innovator Before you’d even dreamed about it, Léonie had thought up and designed your Body as a unique garment, a true work of art. Just like the artists of the Renaissance, her talent is expressed through a whole palette of fashion savoir-faire and “belle couture”. From the moment of conception to the top-quality finish, to the choice of fabric or the details which give the collection its signature look, Léonie has mastered every stage from the cut to the final assembly. Over the course of various fittings, Léonie creates in four dimensions: three in the space on her ever-present mannequin and the fourth, in her vivid imagination!


Iris Noble From the catwalk to handbag design


alented designer Jennifer “Iris” Noble creates unique, one of a kind handbags made from carefully selected materials. We take a look at this exclusive brand and its timeless and elegant designs. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Fashion as a signature

A rare collection

Jennifer Noble is no stranger to the world of fashion - as a former model, she has been captured on film by the great photographers, from Patrick Demarchelier to Peter Lindbergh. After travelling the world and walking the runways for Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld and Gianfranco Ferré, she started curating her own collection of handbags. But truly, her passion for leather goods started years back when she was a teen. “Even when I was small, I was putting money aside to buy a Coach leather diary cover or the most beautiful leather boots to satisfy my other passion, horse riding!” she recalls.

Her purpose is to design unique styles which are always produced in limited, numbered editions.“I love mixing materials because together they enhance sensoriality. I designed six timeless styles using different combinations - python and suede, calf and crocodile - or working with stingray, ostrich, feathers and fur ... I create “pièces uniques”. The different leathers I source ethically compose an incredible palette of colours and textures.” Each bag has it’s own character: the LYNN Baguette bag, perfect sized bag available in lizard or python and lambskin leather that can be worn two-ways. The K AYLA CUBE a modern version of the boston bag comes in two sizes, The Norma Jean is young and urban with the trapeze signature detail, the EJIAH shopper so chic to travel with, The LISA clutch for evening and special events…All IRIS NOBLE accessories are unique pieces crafted with a real conscience and designed to last a lifetime.

A real passion While Jennifer continued to travel and spent more regular time in Asia and India – she found and handpicked the most exquisite pieces she brought back home to grow her own personal collection. She learned to develop an acute eye for quality and details and soon embarked on a consulting journey for an Italian luxury brand. Jennifer oversaw the design and production of the accessories line. Nonetheless, her artistic sensibility and love for exotic skins lead her to launch her own collection of tailor-made bags and clutches. Iris Noble, an eponymous brand, was born.


Showroom Iris Noble 70 Rue Bonaparte - 75006 Paris +33 (0)1 42 03 58 43 - By appointment





of all kinds


he designs of the Soiephemere atelier are dreamy and mysterious works of art made entirely from bird feathers. If you like beautiful things, you are bound to fall in love with them.

By Caroline Garros

High quality craftsmanship At their studio in the heart of Paris, the craftsmen of Soiephemere design excep tional items with real passion. From haute couture clothing to jeweller y, these are poet ic a nd f loat ing crea tions that are brought to life in the expert hands of their makers. Evanescent boleros, coloured bow ties, rings and airborne necklaces - these are sensational, light and delicate pieces that are handmade with true French craftsmanship. From McQueen to Gaultier and Galliano, feather-worker Ya n n i c k D e l p l a c e d r a w s


inspiration from the greatest designers to imbue his collections with poetry and grandeur.

From floristry to feather work Distinguished artist, Yannick Delplace learned about attention to detail, aesthetics and precision through f loristr y which is where he started his career. He was contacted in the 2000s by the artistic director of Paco Rabanne, to design rugs and fabulous lights made entirely of goose feathers. This challenge was a revelation to him under the tutelage of Dominique Pillard who stoked his passion and led him straight

to the art of feather work. With their designs, the teams of Soiephemere carry on these traditions and bring an element of modernity to a technique that was invented more than three centuries ago.

Passion and respect for birds Soiephemere is passionate about the infinite possibilities that birds’ feathers offer in terms of design. They are an endless source of inspiration which explains the fascination with this noble and natural material. The teams at Soiephemere have a great respect for animals and use breeders from France

and England, making it a point of honour to use only feathers that fall naturally from birds. Except iona lly high- qua lit y feathers and an extraordinary savoir-faire are what give life to these breathtaking pieces which combine originality and modernity.

Soiephemere 23 rue Charlot 75003 Paris





Luxury, Made-in-Africa designs


ounder of the Nihahsah brand, Erika Duparc creates very inspired designs for scarves, household items and other luxury accessories. She gave Blush! An exclusive interview.

By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Erika Duparc “Princesse Peuhl du Fouta”

What does Nihahsah, the brand you founded, offer? I offer luxury, “Made-in-Africa” designs. The aim is to promote my cultural heritage through the tales of African queens and princesses who, through their courage, have made their mark on the history of the African continent. Where does your inspiration come from? Everything I learned as a child inspires me: the stories and legends of Africa, cult films such as Chaka Zulu, historic Africans who fought for a strong cause, the cultural diversity of the various peoples, the flora and the fauna... I am inspired by the riches with which Africa is bursting. For me, a design is a success if, as soon as you look at it, the story I wanted to tell comes through in the sketch.


So it was passion that led you to create Nihahsah? Yes indeed. I studied international business, but this passion got the better of my career plans. So I decided to devote more time to designing and I set up my own brand. I’m from Guinea-Conakry and mainly from the Fouta Djallon region. When I was little, my father nicknamed me “Princess Peuhl of Fouta” which is what inspired me to na me my company “Nihahsah”. The word means “Black Princess” in Swahili – an incredible language in my opinion – and it is a name that matches my personality well. Your scarves are gorgeous... Thank-you. I actually make accessories; those famous “silk square” head scarves and neck scarves and sarongs etc. I also offer a selection of natural

candles and home fragrances using African scents such as ginger, coffee and even pepper as well as many other household accessories including my personal favourite pieces of African art. Since I am a huge fan of scarves and sarongs, I decided to start by designing sarongs. But first of all I had to choose the fabric. Silk is lovely and elegant and also one of my favourite luxury fabrics. I also like working with silk twill, muslin and silk muslin which is smooth and flowing, and blends of silk and cotton, silk and wool or silk and linen. So you started with a sarong? Absolutely! It was from this first design of a sarong, since we have very beautiful beaches in Côte d’Ivoire, that I came up with my famous Gazelle collection. For us, gazelle means a

graceful woman with never-ending legs and wonderful curves. It is represented through beautiful feminine f igures with various local hairstyles such as plaits and braids, dreadlocks or simply natural hair to represent the African woman in all her diversity. It was from this sarong that my journey into the heart of the Nihahsah adventure began. My lucky charm item is my “Abla Pokou” silk square which honours the Akan people of Côte d’Ivoire and highlights this Queen, this female leader who had to make a sacrifice of vital importance to save her people.




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Love in extraordinary ways

uerda de Haan is no ordinary m a t c h m a k e r. B or n i n Rotterd a m, Holland, the founder of dating agency Elite C on nex ion, i s t r u ly multi-talented. We met up with her.

By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Guerda de Haan in a few words Having worked in public relations, then as a successful model, actress and singer, Guerda de Haan has more than one string to her bow. Passionate about matchmaking and a habitué of social evenings and red carpets, from an early age Guerda began to organise up-market evenings, especially designed for demanding singles, with high social and cultural expectations. She wanted to help others find love and

using her extensive network of relations in April 2006, she decided to set up Elite Connexion, a high-class dating agency. It was the start of a new adventure.

Dating, a world of its own With Elite Connexion, Guerda is a true matchmaker; intuit ive and attent ive, she coaches her clients on a daily basis - because it’s not easy to meet the right person. Her strength, among other things, is a personalised service, tailor-made to the expectations and the character of each client. So she advises, revamps and arranges made -to -mea sure appoint ment s w it h compatible clients and prepares private events for small groups. Very precise, she perfectly understands the workings of this demanding world. Altruism, generosity, sharing, intuition, sensitivity and sincerity form the strong values of this talented woman, whose elitist and exclusive vision of love is uncompromising. Its objective: a date, and instant attraction!

executives, artists and freelancers... Guerda targets demanding singles over the age of 30, well-educated, financially independent and living in France, Switzerland and Belgium. It’s a long way from internet dating, where the goal is rarely to build a lasting relationship - Elite Connexion focuses on real encounters which is one of the keys to its success.

Future plans After opening a branch in Paris and a second branch in Bordeaux in 2015, the agency will soon open offices on the French Riviera and in the north of France by developing its concept as a franchise in France, as well as internationally. Elite Connexion is also the first matrimonial agency to develop the concept of heart hunting. Its mission: to play matchmakers in love. Guerda is also the makeover consultant and love coach, in the French telev ision show Dites-le à Baba on C8, presented by Cyril Hanouna. New programmes are planned for September. Nothing gets in her way.

A demanding clientele Elite Connexion’s client s are mainly bu sines s leader s, i mpor t a nt people,



Alejandra Poupel


n organiser of prestigious events, Alejandra Poupel cultivates the except ion a l, blend ing audaciousness and refinement in a spirit of pure, French-style luxury. A portrait of a veritable guardian of the 21st century version of the Menus-Plaisirs! By Nicolas Berger

Of her cosmopolitan childhood spent in Nicaragua and the United States, Alejandra Poupel has retained an enthusiastic nature and a curious streak when it comes to hunting out anything that is beautiful. After marrying a Frenchman, she moved


Tailor-made dreams

to Paris where she worked at Christie’s, in the section dedicated to the Impressionists in particular. When she took a break after the birth of her children, she soon realised she had an innate gift for organisation. And so she began arranging baby showers and Halloween parties for her friends with guest lists of up to 400! And she enjoyed it so much she decided to become an event planner. For several years now she has been making the business and private dreams of an international and demanding clientèle come true. Weddings, various milestones – even the most unusual celebrations hold no secrets for her. That is how she came to organise a fantastic birthday party with a circus theme that included burlesque tableaux featuring monkeys and panthers for one of her clients! But she is just as likely to hire the Vaux-le-Vicomte château and, for a few hours at least, recreate the splendours of the 17th century, known in France as the Grand Siècle, with just the right touch of modernity and glamour. Alejandra knows how to surround herself with the best in creative partners and can rely on unfailing logistics. This enables her to bring the most fantastical of whims to life such as a ceiling studded with thousands of

flowers for a ball. It took a team of 200 people a week to achieve it! A lejandra speaks f ive languages and loves culture in all its shapes and forms. She finds inspiration not only in the latest trend books but also at fashion shows, in art galleries and at Paris’s international contemporary art fair, FIAC. She is always happy to arrange cultural visits for her clients because she delights in introducing them to France’s cultural heritage, be it the royal apartments of Versailles or the workshops at Louis Vuitton. Alejandra also takes pleasure in adapting to the various traditions of her clientèle and has a real feeling for detail such as a tea ceremony for Japanese clients or rooms subtly scented with oud for an Arab wedding. A disciple of Baudelaire, for Alejandra a successful party is one in which all five senses are aroused to create an exceptional atmosphere. To sum up, by deploying the mysteries of refinement and originality, Alejandra Poupel knows how to turn every event into an unforgettable memory!

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Rainbow Girl The colours of the rainbow, psychedelic flowers, leather, lamĂŠ and metal sunglasses, the night seen through a kaleidoscope from Saint Germain des PrĂŠs to Sunset Strip, like something from a Scorcese film. By Patrycja Matysiak









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RIGHT PAGE 1 - CHR ISTI A N LOUBOUTIN - Shoepeaks, Clutch, Metal Gold, €,2900 - 2 - JIMM Y CHOO - Candy clutch, €750 3 - THIERRY LASRY - Wavvvy 462, acetate, gradient lenses 100% UV protection, €480 - 3 - THIERRY LASRY - Wavvvy 462, acetate, gradient lenses 100% UV protection, €480 - 4 - PIERRE HARDY - Alpha bag in multi green suede with black leather trim, €780 5 - ROCHAS - Silver saint germain bag, leather, €690 - 6 - YAZBUKEY - Light my fire small saddle bag leather and plexiglass, €570 7 - YAZBUKEY - I’m the champion bag €600 - 8 - PIERRE HARDY - Poppy pouch in black and white leather with digital impressions of flowers, €290 9 - ELIE SAAB - Embroidery clutch, €1,550.

LEFT PAGE 1 - PIERRE HARDY - Poppy sandal, €1,050 - 2 - APERLAI - Pump in leather, €650 - 3 - GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI - Fuchsia suede Flora pump, €750 - 4 - JIMMY CHOO - Sandal Kara in suede, €975 - 5 - BURAK UYAN - Medaille sandal, laser cut sky blue suede leather, €625 6 - BURAK UYAN - Anna sandal in fuchsia patent leather, €695 - 7 - GIAMBATTISTA VALLI - Escarpin leather and pink glitter, €515 8 - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - Carnababe pumps, glossy patent glitter fushia, €745 - 9 - ROCHAS - Brown embroidered platform shoes satin, €1,350 - 10 - ELIE SAAB - Layered goatskin, suede and metallic calfskin, €850. 89


Innovation ,

Thy name is Carl F. Buche re r


wiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer has had a busy start to the year proving the old saying that good things come in threes by revealing three major innovations in their classic Manero range. The new releases attracted great admiration at Baselworld 2017 and look set to mark yet another proud chapter in the long history of this finest of fine horologists.

By Samantha King



Carl F. Bucherer - Manero Flyback



Carl F. Bucherer - A2000 movement

Let’s start by taking a look at the new Manero Peripheral models for ladies. First the outside; with bezels paved with 60 diamonds and mother-of-pearl dials in snow white or velvet brown, these are exquisite to look at and their beauty is far more than skin deep. Inside you will find the in-house manufacture calibre CFB A2050. This is a member of the CFB A2000 family launched last year and in this ladies version is offers a central hour and minute display, accompanied by small seconds at 6 o’clock as well as the date at 3 o’clock. Thanks to the innovative Carl F. Bucherer double - sided, sel f- w ind ing mechanism, the case thickness is reduced. This really helps give these Manero Peripheral for ladies a slimmer, more elegant and feminine appearance than would other wise have been possible. Indeed elegance and femininity are two words that spring to mind when considering these two models. The lines encasing the first-class movement are gentle and round with a stainless steel case, 40 mm in diameter. Both models have a 0.6ct diamond for every second set into the bezel. In the first version, the elaborate dial is made from mother-of-pearl in classic snow white and the


alligator leather of the strap is in contrasting black. In the second version the mother-of-pearl is in a more unusual chocolate brown, accompanied by a strap of the same colour.

Flyback flies high Mov ing on to the Manero F lyback and here C arl F. Bucherer offers no less than three new variants for a totally unique look. This timepiece has long been a favourite with fans of refined technology and these three new models are bound to please. First there is a bluish-grey model with a stainless steel case, dark grey face and pale grey alligator leather strap for a cool and stylish look that shimmers soft green or subtle blue depending on how the light catches it. For those looking for more classical elegance then the 18-karat red gold case version with its matt black dial and black strap is the obvious choice. Finally we have the champagne version for those seeking to make an impression. Here the red gold of the case harmonises delightfully with the rich warmth of the golden champagne face and tan strap. As with the other models in this range, these Manero Flyback chronographs are powered by the sophisticated CFB 1970

calibre, an automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. The term f lyback refers to the movement performed by the stop hands when the reset button is pushed while the stopwatch is running. The chronograph hands f ly back to zero, while the wheels continue to run in the background – allowing the hands to resume as soon as the reset button is released.

Carl F. Bucherer - Manero PowerReserve Limited Edition

Spreading a little colour Finally let’s take a look at the Manero PowerReserve. As ever, Carl F. Bucherer is right on trend here, being at the forefront of luxury watchmakers adding an extra dash of colour at Baselworld this year, and in style! The new, limited edition, bright midnight blue and luminous pine green versions of the Manero PowerReserve


won unanimous applause at the fair. Each comes with a shimmering face and a softer, tone-on-tone calfskin strap. And each is limited to just 188 models worldwide! The PowerReserve is a Carl F. Bucherer classic with an automatic movement entirely designed and developed by the watch manufacturer. As the name suggest s, t he power reserve is one of its special features, it has an autonomy of 55 hours – more than two days – when fully wound and a semi circular display at 3 o’clock lets you know how much power remains. The model was already available in silver and black but these new versions reflect a growing trend in fine watchmaking to offer more colour options. As usual, Carl F. Bucherer has gone that extra mile to ensure each time piece is exceptional and the careful observer will note how, rather than being uniform, the colour on the dials varies continuously, from a deep vivid shade on the edge to a brilliant light colour in the centre. This is achieved by a highly intricate process, producing quite literally the colour highlights of the watchmaking industry.

Common heritage All this models come with certain features you would expect from a Carl F. Bucherer watch; they are all water-resistant to 30 m and the cases include double-domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides. They also all reflect the great Swiss watchmaking tradition which, in this case, dates back to 1888 when Carl F. Bucherer founded the business in Lucerne. It is now in the hands of Jörg G. Bucherer, the third generation, making it one of the few remaining family-owned manufacturers. Such continuity doubtless explains why, after almost 130 years of existence, the pioneering spirit is just as present as ever, as is the high-quality Swiss craftsmanship, style and sophistication. Carl F. Bucherer - Manero Peripheral



R ebellion Timepieces When watchmaking breaks the rules


ho do e sn’t want to rebel s o met i me s ? W it h it s d ist inct ive watches, Rebellion has turned itself into one of the key players in the world of watchmaking, with sporty models that break the usual rules. Discover a brand with a style all of its own. By Quitterie Pasquesoone



A brand inspired by motorsport

A strong DNA

Unmissable new releases

Founded by an enthusiast of fine watchmaking and motorsport, Rebellion perfectly blends the best of these worlds in its hightech creations. With Rebellion Racing and Rebellion Timepieces, two brands that share the same DNA, Rebellion has designed several series of unique watches that are appreciated by lovers of fine timepieces. The concept, design and materials (carbon fiber, aluminium, etc.) are all inspired by car racing. The professionals have given Rebellion their seal of approval and the brand counts among its ambassadors some greats from the world of racing and sport such as Nicolas Prost, Nelson Piquet Jr., Bruno Senna, Sébastien Buemi, Nick Heidfeld and Camille Lacourt.

Made in Switzerland, the cradle of watchmaking excellence, Rebellion produces the finest watches. Its non-conformist attitude and strong DNA - defined as “passion, independence and no-compromise” – are evident in its designs. With its extensive offering of customisation options, individual freedom stands at the forefront. And because Rebellion strives to break the rules of classic watchmaking, it has designed many unique and innovative models. Among them is the T-1000 model, the first watch to have a power reserve of more than 1,000 hours. Their watches also claim the smallest microchains in the world, as well as the first asymmetric f ly ing tourbillon (Weap - One) and a patented quadruple deployment buckle with millimetric adjustment.

Rebellion never stops innovating and so among the new releases of 2017 are a few unmissable models that perfectly encapsulate its style: the Weap-One, the Predator 2.0 Tourbillon and the Twenty-One along with the Predator 2.0 GMT with its unusual appearance including a brake disc, caliper hour hand and its customisable second time-zone indicator in the shape of a globe. Watches that are sure to please; nothing but the exceptional, born from a world of uncompromising rules.



C hristina Rasmussen’s Jewellery for the soul


n s p i r e d a n d i n s p i r i n g. These are the words that come to mind when you see the jewellery designed by Christina Rasmussen feat u r ing l ines of soft colou r s, made of tourmaline, jade, turquoise, coral and pearls. She opens a window on her unique world.

By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Jewellery: A lasting passion Christina Rasmussen is truly a woman with a passion. The mother of two children recalls that she has always loved jewellery. “For as long as I can remember, I have always created necklaces, bracelets and earrings ... for myself and for others. I think I have inherited this passion from my grandmother. Her father worked with precious stones and she wore jewellery herself every day. As soon as she managed to save up some money, she put it aside to buy more!” she jokes. It was from this undying love for jewellery that her eponymous company was born. That was four years ago. “It is a decision that I never regretted,” says the designer.


Collections which celebrate women A sensitive woman, who enjoys calm and harmony in all things, Christina Rasmussen designs jewellery that resembles herself. “I love precious stones and pearls and I design my creations according to their colours and their meanings. My aim is to pay tribute to the sensuality of women through my jewellery. I want to create pieces that make women even more sensual, more beautiful and more special.” With her refined and unique jewellery, this true artist also celebrates the beautiful things of life: “I find my inspiration everywhere,” she says. “In flowers, in love, in romantic scenes in f ilms, in soft music... everywhere!”

Easy to wear jewellery Christina Rasmussen also wants her designs to be able to worn every day. “You can wear them every day, with an evening gown or with a pair of ripped jeans!” And that’s not all- jewellery should also reflect the mood of the wearer: “It’s like the mirror of your soul, of your emotional situation. This is very important to me and that is how I design each collection. “Bottled Love”, for example, is a small bottle to be worn around the neck, close to the heart. Each woman can slip a personal memory into it like a love letter, a child’s tooth.” These are beautiful collections for every emotion - all that remains is for each person to find the item of jewellery that suits them, depending on the occasion. But with so much beauty and inspiration, it’s a safe to say that it won’t be difficult…


Le Rhöne

Watchm aking w ith a dif fe re nce


he Le Rhöne brand which specialises in custom-made watches was born from a love of beautiful timepieces. But that’s not all - the company was set up up by two friends who share a love of watchmaking, so it’s also a story of friendship. We take a look at this unique, cutting-edge brand whose watchword is perfection. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

A unique brand is born L oïc F lorent in a nd Ti mo Rajakoski set up Le Rhöne in 2012. The pair were childhood friends and watchmaking enthusiasts who met at school in Venezuela and decided to pool their talents to create a brand of haute horlogerie watches. And so a label like no other was born. One of their trademarks is the “¨” found on the screws of each watch - a symbol of the friendship, history and adventures they have shared. Le Rhöne watches are characterised by a painstaking attention to detail, perfectionism and quality, with a touch of modernity and impertinence.

Quality and perfection Q u a l it y i s a ha l l ma rk of Le R höne designs and the brand works exclusively in


collaboration with the finest craft workshops in Switzerland, which have the utmost respect for watchmaking tradition, while also staying faithful to the unique approach of the Le Rhöne brand. Loïc Florentin and Timo Rajakoski aim to give their customers the finest the watch industry has to offer. As they like to put it: “We design watches for those who love the finer aspects of the old world, such as quality, authenticity and precision, while also jumping enthusiastically into the world of tomorrow with agility, speed, risk-taking and the unexpected.”

Personal touch Another special feature of the brand is that each customer has the option of personalising their own watch. It means the customer gets a chance to have

a say in the design of the piece. There is a choice of materials and finishes; nothing is left to chance to ensure the watch mirrors the customer’s desires… The latest innovation: the Haute Horlogerie collection, recently unveiled by the company and offering high-quality designs. Le Rhöne is also launching a

collection specially designed for women. And with its unfailing capacity to surprise, it is unveiling the haute horlogerie model Home Time with a double tourbillon, a true wonder of a watch. For more information:



Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

LA DESTINATION MODE(1) Located in the heart of Paris nearby the Opera, the 70,000 square-meter flagship store, symbol of the Parisian elegance, offers more than 3,500 brands from affordable to the most prestigious references. Situées en plein cœur de Paris, à deux pas de l’Opéra Garnier, les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, symbole de l’élégance parisienne, s’étendent sur 70 000 m2 et proposent plus de 3 500 marques, des plus abordables aux plus prestigieuses.

The ultimate shopping destination Since its creation in the late 19 th century, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann has aptly expressed everything that is fashionable at the moment through a subtle, constantly renewed selection of brands, from the most prestigious to the most accessible. Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann offers a large selection of items in every segment, from fashion to accessories, beauty, interior decoration and fine food.

La destination mode Depuis leur création à la fin du XIXe siècle, les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann expriment avec justesse tout ce qui fait l’air du temps à travers une sélection subtile et sans cesse renouvelée de marques, des plus prestigieuses aux plus accessibles. Les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann proposent une large sélection de produits : mode, accessoires, beauté, décoration intérieure et épicerie fine


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A whole host of events and shopping opportunities every sunday under the dome Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann invites you to round off your weekend in style, every Sunday from 11am to 7pm! TASTIER THAN EVER BRUNCHES After a workout, time to refuel! Calling all foodies, some of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann’s trendiest eating spots are now offering brunch: Angelina, Big Fernand, L’ice cube bar, Jour...and more besides.

Le plein d’animations et de shopping tous les dimanches sous la Coupole Les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann vous donnent rendez-vous tous les dimanches de 11h00 à 19h00 pour finir le weekend en beauté ! DES BRUNCHS PLUS GOURMANDS QUE JAMAIS Après l’effort le réconfort ! Avis aux foodistas, les points de restauration les plus branchés des Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann proposent à présent leur brunch : Angelina, Big Fernand, L’ice cube bar, Jour... et bien d’autres encore.

GALERIES LAFAYETTE PARIS HAUSSMANN : 40, BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN, 75009 PARIS MÉTRO : CHAUSSÉE D’ANTIN - LA FAYETTE. Ouvert de 9h30 à 20h30 du lundi au samedi et de 11h00 à 19h00 les dimanches. Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 82 36 40 -

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T h e Manero legend

The u lt i m at e reference in the field of f i n e wat c h e s for over a c e n t u r y, t h e Carl F. Bucherer m a n u factu r e tur n s M aner o i n t o a n accessory that moves with the times and the seasons, proudly flying the colours of made-inSwitzerland b a l a n c e . P h o t o g r a p h e J e a n - L u c S c o t t A r t D i r e c t i o L a u r e D e l v i g D i g i t a l r e t o u c Y v a n B a b i l l o

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CARL F. BUCHERER Manero PowerReserve 42.5 mm gent’s wristwatch, steel automatic Power-reserve with date and day 3 atm dial: blue index, calf strap with folding clasp, (Limited Edition 188 pcs)

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fashionistar Photographer: Sandra Fourqui assisted by Jean Baptiste Peirera Baptiste Giabiconi c/o Marilyn Men Art Direction: Laure Delvigo assisted by ClĂŠmence Phelip Stylist: Aurore Donguy c/o B agency assisted by Juliette Lecuyer Hair Stylist: Hugo Raiah c/o Atelier 68 Make-up: Dunja Schultze c/o B agency Model: Kristina c/o Karin Models Special thanks to the HĂ´tel du Collectionneur Paris

Cropped skinny jeans: J.BRAND - Leather jacket: ALLSAINTS - Necklaces, bracelets and rings: SHAMBALLA JEWELS

Sleeveless leather jacket: JOHN GALLIANO - Hooded jacket: KARL LAGERFELD - Cotton shirt: MARCHAND DRAPIER Metallic jeans: BALENCIAGA for PRINTEMPS PARIS - Boots: ROBERT CLERGERIE - Necklace and bracelets: EDOUARD NAHUM

Wool coat: CERRUTI 1881 - Striped cross suit: KARL LAGERFELD - Shirt: HUGO BOSS for MR.PORTER Bowtie: FRANCESCO SMALTO - Silver Studded ERIC Loafers: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI - Watch: BRM

Him: Studded denim jacket tie and dye, cotton jeans tie and dye: GUCCI Her: Dress: YANINA COUTURE


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THE DELANO RUN TO THE SUN While the entertainment capital of the world undeniably keeps its promise, you can escape from the relentless activity at the Delano Las Vegas. More contemporary than its neighbours, you will love its Beach Club and the Alain Ducasse restaurant as well as its Sky Lounge designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku. All the ingredients for an enchanting break in an unbelievable location. By Laure Delvigo



LasexcessVegas or the art of With its non-stop lights and noise, the gambling capital never slows down. The glitters complement s t he const ant madness, putting on an intoxicating show both inside and outside the hotel complexes. Tourists from all over the world flock to see the glamorous city which is like a stage set with its artificial lakes and neon signs. The excesses are evident in the extraordinary design (of both gadgets and objects) defined by the unusual and unique shapes of the buildings. These are just some of the visual attractions that create an unreal atmosphere. This is Sin City where all ambitions seem possible including the worst. Las Vegas cultivates its eccentricity. The stars are on parade and work there all year round, like Céline Dion, Britney Spears or Jennifer Lopez. The bling-bling chic and sulphurous aura of Las Vegas has also attracted a number of film directors. In Diamonds are Forever (1971), James Bond has an encounter at the Circus Circus casino and is involved in a car chase in a red Mustang. Scorcese recreates the world of gambling and its underside in Casino and other films follow the same line or are inspired by it like Showgirls, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ocean’s 124

Eleven or The Great Gatsby. Las Vegas has grown from just 24,000 inhabitants in 1950, to a population of 600,000 today. Boosted by the tourism industry, the giant hotels sparkle, among them the Delano Las Vegas which dares to stand out from the crowd.

The Delano, Las Vegas, a touch of Miami in the middle of the desert The Delano Las Vegas opened in 2014. Formerly an extension of the huge Mandalay Bay Resort, this luxurious non- smoking establishment has distanced itself from the image of gambling and its madness to display a sophisticated and elegant alternative. The 43-storey building has its ow n monumental entrance and a tropical-inspired reception. Visitors can enjoy natural works of art such as an imposing rock cut in half and sumptuous doors in precious wood. On the ceiling, white fabric is pleated to form columns. This originality is also reflected in all the suites at the Delano Las Vegas (1,117 to be precise) in an immaculate setting of 100% tranquility. As a bonus, panoramic bay windows provide invaluable observation posts from which to scrutinise the teeming life on the Strip and follow the design of the dazzling lights, criss-crossing the urban landscape.


The Penthouse Suite: A unique experience

Rivea with its intimate, maritime ambiance

Among the many suites at the hotel, the Penthouse Suite has a modern style reminiscent of the West, of Las Vegas and the surrounding valleys. Soft grey tones and a few more sophisticated touches are a reminder that you are in Vegas: A wooden table in the gilded style that perfectly defines the chic style espoused by this establishment. Opposite the bedroom, there is a space dedicated to relaxation enhanced by the lighting provided by modern and integrated cubes.

After Saint-Tropez and London, Las Vegas now welcomes Rivea, a restaurant on the 43rd floor of the Delano. Orchestrated by the world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, the cuisine is inspired by the markets of Provence and Italy. The atmosphere is contemporar y and relaxed. Designed by interior designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the decor is dominated by blue and white for a breezy, maritime atmosphere reinforced by its imposing “Wave Wall”. This wall consists of a few hundred suspended mirrors mimicking the movement of the sea. Away from the frantic excess of the city, the two designers created the Skyfall Lounge. The view from this intimate and energetic spot is unsurpassed. An inviting space in a stunning city.

A poolside massage at the Beach Club The Delano Beach Club is reserved for Delano clients. Its luxurious pool club features fantastic objects such as a giant chessboard. The Beach Club offers personalised services, a large swimming pool, exclusive cocktails and sun loungers to enjoy the moment. The atmosphere can be lively or calm depending on the time of day. Special mention should go to to the gym and the gleaming 1,300m2 spa.

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EDOUARD 7 PARIS-OPÉRA With a combination of neo-classical style and contemporary elegance, the suites of the Hotel Edouard 7 are among the most beautiful in Paris. Let’s walk through the doors of this luxurious establishment and follow in the footsteps of an English monarch who so loved the city. By Laure Delvigo


conceptual refurbishment in hommage to Edward VII

Bu i lt i n 1877, t he Hotel Edouard 7 is in the pure Haussmann style that is typical of its time. It became the favourite vacation spot for the Prince of Wales - the future King Edward VII, crowned in 1901. He was a man noted for his elegance and his refinement (we have him to thank for the three-piece suit). This great fashion lover, who enjoyed the arts and culture, adored his nights in Paris, a city he visited frequently. Women were falling over themselves to meet him and his favourite conquests included Sarah Bernhardt, Melba Helen Mitchell and Alice Keppel. The hotel was therefore an ideal place for the monarch who enjoyed himself exploring Paris and admiring the gleaming Opéra Garnier from the balcony of his room. Masterminded by the designer Christophe Daudre, the hotel renov at ion is ba sed on a unique conceptual approach. Each space is imagined as if it were a silhouette or a mannequin to be dressed. This couture theme was inspired by the life


of Edward VII, his journey, his loves and his travels. Christophe Daudre chose four key words to define the style of each space: audacity, character, seduction and theatricality. Their combination results in an admirable and warm elegance. The world of Edward VII is everywhere; the rounded counter references the monarch’s top hat, the bar his belt, the walls his coat, and so on. The metamorphosis took three years (from 2011 to 2014) and has unquestionably given a boost to this chic 69-room gem spread over seven floors.

“Couture” and “Edouard 7”: two sumptuous collections of rooms Each room is an absolute jewel where subtlety of detail combines with rich colours and high-class materials like leather, cashmere, velvet and silk. Designed in 2009, the Couture Collection refers to the top three f loors whose suites, named after the mistresses of Edward VII, compete with each other in exuberance and audacit y. The couture spirit is continued through the harmonious décor with painted curtains, restored lace,

cashmere rugs, plush walls and marble bathrooms. This sensuality is enhanced by ingenious touches and accessories like the Prince of Wales seat and poetic notes on the walls. The new Edouard 7 collection occupies the first four floors of the hotel. The look is inspired by the galaxy of jewellery in the Place Vendôme, with each floor referencing a jewel. The blue sapphire tone of the first floor inv ites serenit y, while t he emerald green of the second floor appears in the jade and olive tones which decorate the rooms. Step up a floor to find a world in immaculate shades of taupe that enhance the contrast with delicate touches of ruby red, purple and magenta. Finally, the fourth floor is a nod to the gilding of the monarchy which is displayed in all its shiny luxury. With a breathtaking view of the Opéra Garnier, the Hotel Edouard 7 offers a unique conceptual experience, plunging you into the history of a place and a personality full of pomp and elegance.

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Team are ready for take-off Goodwill, one of the world’s leading business aviation and private jet rental companies is joining forces with the Formula 1 Renault Sport Formula One Team. Find out the secrets of a winning combination which is taking off for the 2017 season. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

oodwill: the most dynamic charter G company in Europe Set up in November 2000, G oo dw i l l ha s e st abl i shed itself as the most dynamic charter company in Europe. Its strengths are reactivity, f lexibilit y, compet it iveness and 24-hour availability - and because it is the details that make the difference, Goodwill will find the right solution for you! Whether its a private jet for two passengers or an airliner for a group of several hundred people, you can take off anywhere in the world in just a few hours. With more than 140,000 flight hours and 20,000 flights under its belt, Goodwill has become a key player in the world of aircraft rental.

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brand and the Renault Sport For mu l a O ne Te a m now appears on the livery of the single-seater R.S.17. For Samuel Bucciacchio, president and founder of Goodwill, the collaboration is an opportunity to bring together the Goodwill values - Better, Faster and Higher - with those of the Renault Sport Formula One Team which aims to become one of the best Formula 1 teams. The company will put its expertise at the service of the team so that it can concentrate on racing and improving performance. Teamwork, fighting spirit, perseverance and performance: it is a safe bet that the values shared by the two groups will take them far ... Good luck!

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Are your property plans still unclear? Do you need help in the hunt for your home-sweet-home? Avenir Investissement has a 15-year track record of supporting customers in the sale and purchase of properties thanks to a dynamic and dedicated team that has a great reputation! By Caroline Garros

the darkness and into Outtheoflight This is often the most important project of your life and Avenir Investissement knows the stakes involved, so our experts work alongside you to clarify your plans and help you to bring them to fruition. From estimating the budget, to the cost of the work, down to interior decoration projects or even the administrative follow-up, Avenir Investissement can take on any project and makes it a point of principle to answer all your questions and any other concerns. There to support you from A to Z, combining expertise and confidence to bring your property project out of the shadows and into the light!

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Samuel Andréo Invites you on journey How about a trip to French Polynesia this summer? Distinguished author Samuel Andréo, takes you on a journey there in his latest book, “Appelez-moi Marquis”. We turn the pages on a work that combines travel and poetry. By Caroline Garros


poetic and romantic account

A fter travelling all over the world, Samuel A ndréo sets out this time to discover the Pacific Ocean. He heads to French Polynesia where beautiful landscapes, lush vegetation and authentic culture can’t fail to inspire this keen traveller. From the Marquesas Islands to Bora Bora, taking in the small wild island of Maupiti and also Tahiti, Samuel Andréo recounts his unusual experiences, punct u a t e d b y dow n - t o - e a r t h encounters in a tale that is full of surprises. With his f luent writing and unique viewpoint the author invites the reader to discover the exquisite charm of this region and the thousand and one riches that it contains. A timeless, inspiring journey, ref lecting its exciting author who brings the ends of the earth into the palm of the reader’s hand.

A third successful work Head Concierge of the famous Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez, Samuel Andréo dedicates a 132

great deal of his time to travel and writing. He combined these two passions in his first two tales “Ave Pachamama!” And “De Marrakech à Petra” which plunged us respectively into the heart of South America and the Arab world. On the strength of this success, he has produced another lyrical and intoxicating account of the same high-standard as the first two. An inspiring book that will win over readers and travel enthusiasts.

Signs of Viking Past GoS watches are handmade in Sweden and bring inspiration from Swedish nature and Viking handcraft legacy to fine watchmaking. Sarek is the name of the 10 year anniversary collection and its design is an ode to Sweden. The dial´s wavy pattern resembles the complex network of waterways that traverse the Sarek National Park in Swedish Lapland. Every Damascus steel dial has a unique pattern and natural colors from tempering the steel. The dial can also be kept untempered to show the patterns in traditional steel nuances.


Hotels By Clémence Phelip

Verdura Resort The Verdura Resort is a favourite destination for sports enthusiasts and its golf courses, designed by Kyle Phillips, are one of the hotel’s chief attractions. In an elegant setting on the Sicilian coast you can find both space and privacy, and be lulled by the tranquility of the sea air. Its 1,600 metres of private coast overlooking the Mediterranean, and its unobstructed view over the whole coastline let you discover a new side of Italy. Enjoy a leisurely stay with the many activities on offer, with facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness room and football pitch as well as great cuisine which blends culture and gastronomy through the fresh products in the restaurant. Beautify yourself with gentle Rocco Forte rituals in the 4,000m2 relaxation area which reinvents the spa concept for a unique wellness experience. Verdura will host Europe’s best golfers for a brand new tournament, the Rocco Forte Open, from May 18 to 21, 2017. Strada Statale 115, km 131, Contrada Verdura - 92019 Sciacca +39 0925 99 8180 -

Hôtel Splendide Royal Paris Built in 1897 as a private mansion a stone’s throw from the Elysée Palace on the chic Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the newly renamed Hôtel Splendide Royal elegantly opens its doors on a secret hideaway with a luxurious atmosphere. A mustvisit address for discerning guests, the Splendide Royal has added its own modern touches to the classical style. A masterpiece of 19th century architecture, with light airy spaces dedicated to your comfort and decorated with works of art, it will make your stay in the city of light an enchanting one. The chic Italian-inspired bistro, with its friendly atmosphere, offers simple yet refined cuisine based on fresh produce in a contemporary setting. So chic. 18, rue du Cirque - 75008 Paris +33 (0)1 43 87 10 10 -

Hameau Des Baux The Hameau Des Baux is a temple of Mediterranean art and culture not far from the Massif du Luberon, where you can live the gypset lifestyle. Chic and creative, the hotel takes its inspiration from the 20th century for a journey through time from the 1950s to 1990s. Collectible furniture and unusual design mix with the Provencal architecture for a contemporary twist. In addition to the elegant Table du Hameau restaurant, the hotel’s famous food truck, the Camion Bleu, serves bistro cuisine in the village square, an ideal way to enjoy the warm summer nights. A concept hotel with a difference, it offers a host of unusual services such as an open-air cinema, yoga and pilates classes, a gigantic swimming pool, and vintage open-top cars to rent for a romantic getaway. Constantly evolving, all year round the hotel displays the finest works of artists such as the painter Didier Biffano or the ceramist Juli About with an eclectic programme of exhibitions throughout the season for those in the know and art lovers. Invigorating! Chemin de Bourgeac, 13520 Le Paradou +33 (0)4 90 54 10 30 -



Brown’s Hotel London Brown’s Hotel is a journey through English literature, a place of poetic imagination that has won the hearts of Britain’s greatest writers, from Agatha Christie and her thriller At Bertram’s Hotel which was inspired by Brown’s, to Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book - so many illustrious names have found calm and inspiration within the walls of Brown’s Hotel. In the heart of Mayfair, the London hotel, part of the Rocco Forte group which is renowned for its high-class establishments, welcomes you into a unique, almost magical setting in a beautifully restored chic and traditional English atmosphere. The Donovan Bar is a tribute to the famous photographer Terence Donovan and is inspired by the Swinging London era bringing the 1960s back to life through eclectic programming with jazz and live pop concerts at one of London’s best night-spots! Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP, United Kingdom +44 20 7493 6020 -

Grand Hôtel La Cloche

Princess Grace of Monaco, Colette, Charles Aznavour and Jean Dujardin have all stayed at the Grand Hotel la Cloche. The imposing facade of this legendary Côte d’Or address, conveniently located on the famous wine route, hides a neo-contemporary interior, designed by Frédéric Grosjean. With works of art by Richard Orlinski, the Grand Hotel La Cloche promises a journey through the ages throughout your stay, to the rhythm of the art adorning its walls. Constructed from marble, granite, wood and chrome, the high-quality materials are in keeping with the high quality of your stay at the hotel in the Place Darcy. With its majestic rooms and monumental chandeliers, the Grand Hotel La Cloche is to Dijon what the Place Vendôme is to Paris: unmissable. You’ll also find artistic expression on your plate in the Les Jardins by Cloche restaurant; a treat for both the tastebuds and the eyes and accompanied by the region’s grands crus. Special mention should go to the filet of arctic char with seasonal vegetables, perfect with a glass of Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru. In the vaulted cellars of the hotel, the natural stone spa invites you to play at being Cleopatra for a day with Carita and Vinésime treatments, before immersing yourself in the ocean-coloured resistance pool. Exceptional! 14, Place Darcy, 21000 Dijon, France +33 (0)3 80 30 12 32 - -

La Villa Perched in the heights of Calvi in Corsica, La Villa offers a breathtaking view over the entire bay of the Ile de Beauté. This calm and exceptional setting with its luxuriant vegetation is an ode to nature, making each stay a real breath of fresh air. The gastronomic restaurant La Table by La Villa welcomes diners into a warm and elegant space decorated in the colours of the sun. Trained by the Raimbault brothers at the famous L’Oasis restaurant in Cannes, chef Laurent Renard invites you to discover Corsican flavours through his refined cuisine. Unwind at La Villa Spa with a wide selection of treatments, massages and signature ritual; a bubble of sweetness in the heat of summer for a special moment of relaxation. Chemin Notre Dame de la Serra, 20260 Calvi, France 04 95 65 10 10 - -



MAURO COLAGRECO THE MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF WHO IS WAKING UP THE FRENCH RIVIERA After four years spent working with great chefs like Bernard Loiseau, Alain Passard, Alain Ducasse and Guy Martin, Mauro Colagreco opened his ow n restaurant, Le Mirazur, in 2006, perched high above the Mediterranean. This young, talented chef has enjoyed dazzling success, being awarded a first star in the 2007 Michelin Guide and a second in 2012. By Laure Delvigo






auro Colagreco has a st yle bef itting a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, especially in his interpretation of products and contrast of flavours. It is a style that does not have its roots in his Italian-Argentine cultural heritage, nor does it reference the prestigious chefs with whom this Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres has worked in France. Mauro is a free spirit in the closed world of gastronomy who prefers to express himself by following his intuition which leads him to draw on locally grown produce from both sides of the border. At Le Mirazur, nothing is set in stone. Mauro’s audacity is reflected in his ability to play with a constantly changing menu with dishes created for a single service, for two days or for a week. It works if a product takes his fancy and Mauro


visualises it on a plate. Like a painter or a dress designer, a work of art is born, a symbol of freedom, of inspiration and expression of the present moment. It is a cuisine that borrows from the earth and the sea because Mauro juggles langoustines, Italian squid and fish from the coast with whatever is at its best in the garden. Drum f ish, wild sorrel and celer y cream, for example. Or mixing herbs and flowers because Mauro likes to play with the aromas of herbs or flowers to bring out the flavour in a vinaigrette or use them to enhance flavour, as with borage flowers or lemon-caviar. Or switching between bitterness and acidity to add a contrast of flavours to the artistic design of his dishes. So cedar and purple cauliflower

meet around a scallop and radish flowers rub shoulders with an aged balsamic vinegar on boiled and raw beetroot. This love of fresh vegetables led to his desire to develop a vegetable garden specially for Le Mirazur. And so each morning, overlooking the sea, kitchen staff come to pick the f lowers, fruits and vegetables that grow without fertilisers or pesticides above the restaurant. In addition to the 39 varieties of tomatoes, one of which has a very marked taste of truffle, there is everything a chef could wish for: broccoli, beetroot, watercress for its flowers, horseradish, wild radish for its leaves, red chard, rocket and white, yellow and red carrots... the earth is a source of inspiration and creativity on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Mauro, who was a member of the Bocuse d’Or international jury for 2015, designs his cuisine around all this delicious fresh produce, relying on this kitchen garden which is at the heart of his recipes. And when winter begins to bite, Mauro goes on his travels driven by taste, curiosity and a desire to discover and share the fruits of his experiences, in Japan, the USA, Brazil, Lebanon and Abu Dhabi, inspiring in him a desire to conquer new culinary territories. He is always attracted by new ideas elsewhere - all the better to recreate them at the Mirazur, a marvellous address where it is good to linger. 30 avenue Aristide Briand 06500 Menton + 33 ( 0 ) 4 92 41 86 86 -

38, Avenue Matignon, 75 008 Paris - Tel : +33 (0) 1 53 75 39 35 -




The Michelangelo

The Bazaar by José Andrés

With its couture and poetic style and the smell of the famous African hot chocolate, we are whisked back into the atmosphere of the Parisian Belle Époque. As we admire our steaming Café Latte we can easily imagine Coco Chanel, a cigarette at her lips, discussing literature with Proust as he tucks into a Madeleine. So many famous people have taken a leather-covered seat at Angelina’s, an establishment now highly popular with fashionistas from around the world who come to warm up during Fashion Week. Maison Angelina is one of the mustsee spots in the City of Light where the arcades of Rue Rivoli rub shoulders with the Britishness of this old-style café. More than a legend, this is an institution; the famous architect Édouard-Jean Niermans dressed one of the smartest tearooms of the French capital in purple and gold and it is here that you can still rediscover the Parisian art of living. Whether for a high tea, a brunch or a quick lunch, Angelina offers a multitude of possibilities, all of which come with a chance to relax and soak up the privileged elegance of the made-in-France premises.

Drop in to Chef Mamo’s sanctuary – a restaurant that hosts some of the most important Hollywood meetings right in the heart of Antibes. Synopsis. On your right, Jean Dujardin or Alexa Chung sit down to the famous “spalla d’agnelo”; in a corner away from prying eyes Beyoncé and Jay-Z tuck into a truffle pizza while Rihanna lights up the cameras by striking a relaxed pose on the chef’s knee, a glass of Masseto in her hand. The atmosphere is an intimate, select one and the Michelangelo, or “Chez Mamo” for regulars, remains one of the most popular addresses on the French Riviera, especially during the Cannes Film Festival. A journey in a lilting accent through the delights of delicious Italian cuisine, this is a restaurant steeped in history right down to the very walls which once housed the cellars of the Ott Estate. Deciding to go to Mamo’s is easy – what’s hard is choosing between the tiramisu and the famous Amaretto crème brûlée!

Culinary experiences and surprises are guaranteed at this, one of the most extraordinary addresses in South Beach. The Bazaar by José Andrés lives up to its name as it really is packed with unusual treats! Right in the heart of Miami, the fun interior comes courtesy of Philippe Starck and includes elegant chandeliers and retro wallpaper while the menu of sophisticated dishes is bang up to date. James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés brings his Spanish roots to molecular cuisine. The Caviar Cone, the Frozen Blue Cheese Sandwich and the Push Pop cocktail are just some of the items that set the scene for an atypical taste sensation. They may be extravagant and innovative, but they also hit the spot, and this is the perfect spot for a first date. The captivating atmosphere and the unlikely décor will certainly not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten!

226, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris +33(0) 142 608 200


2, Rue aux Cordiers, 06600 Antibes +33(0) 493 340 447

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G ra d designs n

Say goodbye to Scandinavian minimalism! From Paris to Milan, the trend for Art Deco with a contemporary twist is adorning our interiors in gold, marble and mother of pearl with spectacular suspensions, geometric shapes and exuberant furniture. A radical change in the style of Gatsby. Follow me! By Laure Delvigo


Kravitz Suspension

Inspired in part by the big afro hair styles that were popular in the 1960s, the Kravitz Suspension is also a tribute to the bold, multiple award-winning rock star, Lenny Kravitz. A series of tubes in a circular pattern trimmed to the shape of a ball make this a funky modern-looking centrepiece to hang over a large table or to decorate the centre of a room. An exclusive piece to fall in love with. €6,690

2- BOCA DO LOBO Newton Sphere

The Newton Suspension lamp is a handcrafted piece that has something unique about it. A monumental piece which authenticates Boca do Lobo designers and craftsmen’s work. €7,900

3- BOCA DO LOBO Pixel Nightstand

In a digital era, the pixel is king, described as the smallest single component of a digital image. Embracing the real and the virtual, the Pixel Nightstand is ideal for those looking for a metallic ambience in the bedroom. €4,070

4- MAISON VALENTINA Newton Bathtub

An outstanding moment of inspiration with luxurious detail and high quality materials. €16,310

5- MAISON VALENTINA Koi washbasin

A recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated for its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in the practice of Irezumi or, most commonly, in tattoos. KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friendship. €14,730










Shadow by Thomas De Lussac for Luce Design

Luce Design Designs with a difference

Top-of-the-range furniture and lighting- that’s what’s on offer from Luce Design. We turn the spotlight on a cutting-edge brand that’s more than a match for the big names. By Quitterie Pasquesoone


service for discerning customers

Luce Design is a relatively new company, founded in 2012, a company in its infancy, but already at the cutting-edge. Set up by a team of five enthusiasts and specialising in designer lighting and furniture, Luce Design has a carefully thoughtout range to tempt enlightened con noi s s eu r s lo ok i ng for unique and exceptional pieces. Its motto is: the customer is always right. The team at Luce Design will stop at nothing to meet the expectations and demands of customers: getting


back to them as quickly as possible, helping them make their choice and also anticipating their decorating needs - nothing is left to chance.

lamps, ceiling lights, pendant lamps and wall lights to indoor and outdoor furniture, Luce Design has a fantastic selection to meet all your needs.

A wide selection of cool products

A quality label

With a broad knowledge of design and lighting, the brand offers more than 50,000 products selected from among 120 prestigious brands and from more than 200 go-to designers and manufacturers. There are previews of new trends along with the great design classics. With everything from standard

The icing on the cake is the Luce Design catalogue, compiled using strict selection criteria to meet exacting standards. Each new light or piece of furniture meets precise technological and ecological standards. The country of manufacture is also important to indicate to customers the items that are “Made in Europe”.

Luce Design stops at nothing.

Collaboration with big brands With all these strengths, Luce Design also works with major brands and professionals from all walks of life including French TV stations TF1 and M6, Paris St Germain football team and the Palace of Monaco.

Luce design 40A, rue Jacques Kablé - 67000 Strasbourg - contact@


Richard Orlinski

from Wild to Pop monochrome style


nspired by Keith Haring and JeanMichel Basquiat, fathers of the pop and underground movement, sculptor Richard Orlinski never ceases to amaze us. His list of references includes collaborations with the Strato in Courchevel, with the crystal studio Daum and with silver flatware specialists Christofle. The founder of the Born Wild concept has made his mark as a new kind of Andy Warhol. Juggling many balls, this hybrid of an artist and an entrepreneur, this maestro of resin is short of neither ideas nor projects. It was at the Grand HĂ´tel La Cloche in Dijon that we caught up with this man of many talents.

By ClĂŠmence Phelip




ou are renowned the world over for your sculptures of wild animals. Why choose them? I have always been fascinated by wild animals and gigantic creatures. I would have loved to have lived in the time of dinosaurs; I find they have a power and a strength that all our industrialisation is incapable of replicating. Even when I was ver y little I sculpted animals out of clay, less violent incidentally, and it was as I progressed that I came to this animality and this power. The first sculpture I exhibited was a crocodile. This animal’s roots go back some 65 million years; he has lived through and survived all these eras with an amazing ability to adapt. I found the evolution of this animal very interesting. Could you describe the Born Wild concept in three words? Power, purity and violence. You were an interior architect and designer until 2004, at which point you decided to devote yourself to sculpture full time. Above all I tried; I wanted to give it a go. I don’t mean to be pretentious but when you do something it has to work. Unfortunately it is not up to us we are dependant on the viewer and their reaction to our work. It’s a complicated exercise. Why this change of direction? It was the logical next step. I always wanted to do it but I wasn’t ready yet. You need a certain maturity. When I began there was no guarantee of success; I was taking a risk. I wanted to try to make a living out of what I enjoyed doing. The job I did before was more a way of earning a living but there was no emotion involved, or the feeling of complete fulfilment.

How would you define yourself? When you sculpt you are a sculptor or a visual artist but let’s say these days I simply define myself as an artist. My idea of art is pretty universal, like Leonardo da Vinci, without wishing to compare myself to him. I see myself a s more like A ndy Warhol, without being patronising, but he tried all forms of art; he was a visionary. These days there’s no new Andy Warhol, only artists who remain artists. Andy Warhol tore up the rule book and, on my lowly level, I also try to break the rules just so I can put them back together a g a i n a nd bu i ld br idge s between all these various art professions which, in the end, are all one to me. It is important to you that art is accessible to all, why? For me, becoming known is the basis of sharing. If art is reserved just for a microcosm then it has no meaning. Life is about exchanging and communicating. Sharing is one of my values, especially when it comes to children and people from different horizons. The advantage with art is that it knows no borders and can speak to everyone. You are in the Top 10 of bestselling French artists and were No. 1 in 2015; did you expect such success? Not at all – in this field so few are chosen. To be completely honest, art doesn’t interest anyone these days. Of course we talk about it more and more but have you ever seen artists or sculptors invited onto a TV show? That doesn’t happen; there is no platform for them. So I try to share these activities which right now aren’t given any space.



Your greatest experience? Coming here to Dijon today to the Grand Hôtel La Cloche, you have to be corporate! (Laughs) As part of your new challenge – to sculpt sounds – and through your first single Heartbeat you have been working with internationally renowned artists. What was it like working with Eva Simons? She is a charming young woman! There has to be a feeling with these encounters; there was emotion and a desire to share things with each other. We met by chance and in the beginning she didn’t really believe in the project but I convinced her. Then she even abandoned one of her own titles to promote this one. It was a wonderful collaboration. What did Dijon’s Grand Hôtel La Cloche expect? At the Grand Hôtel La Coche, my creations are incorporated into a setting – it is as if they have always been there. I am used to exhibiting in many establishments and sometimes,


it’s true, it’s not very easy but here it’s incredible. There is real coherence; a real union. What plans are in the pipeline? I am writing a book that will be published by Michel Lafon. It’s very much a work in progress. It will cover my career, the phenomenon of contemporary art and my position on making art accessible. I am also working on a film project and my second single in collaboration with the Australian artist, Evangeline, has just been released. There is a great project with Disney planned for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Then I have various projects which haven’t been finalised yet such as a show I’m working on in which I try to reach out to the audience and all their emotions through music, humour and a great many visuals. It’s what I would like to see. When I go to a show I get bored because there is very little interaction with the public. Communicating and sharing is the very essence of my profession.




“Laissezmoi danser chanter en liberté tout l’été” (“Let me sing and dance in complete freedom all summer long”) © copyright: Extract from Monday, Tuesday, laissez moi danser - Dalida

A lover of fashion, Dalida dared to wear everything from New-Look dresses by Jacques Estérel in the 1950s to Balmain frocks in the 1970s. She was chic in Loris Azarro, flamboyant in sequinned disco outfits by Michel Fresnay in the 1980s, timeless in Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, and then there was JeanClaude Jitrois who said that dressing Dalida “is like dressing the stars for the Cannes Festival”. Now an incredible exhibition at the Musée Galliera in Paris focuses on the most Parisian of disco queens. By Laure Delvigo



Dalida during a show on French television, 1980 - (Outfit designed by Michel Fresnay and made by Mine Barral Vergès) ©Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho Dalida at Bobino, 1958 © Studio Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet



Museum Galliera - Dalida ©Bfougeirol 2017


woman’s wardrobe is a like a private diary where secrets and revelations rub shoulders with one another. W het her she wa s embracing the ethnic look or hippie style, Dalida embodied the Mediterranean; sunny and tragic with a drawling accent. Strikingly tall, with a shapely bust and hips, bare shoulders and an arched back, everything about her was vertiginous. Sophisticated, well- dressed, immaculately made up and accessorised, she was a natural showgirl. The beautifully staged exhibition by artistic director Robert Carsen, who has directed, among other things, Impressionism and Fashion at the Musée d’Orsay, Orfeo at the Lausanne Opera, and Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais, allows you to admire Dalida’s showbiz wardrobe with its exotic gowns in leather, black


and gold... followed by a fashion show of her elegant Parisian offstage outfits. Coats and capes in black and gold and leather. First came the little girl style of the New Look, then the silhouette of the famous Balmain era and in 1978 the disco look was born. Indeed, Dalida was the first woman to bring disco to France with J’attendrai in 1975 and to export it from New York to Tokyo. With songs like J’attendrai, Monday Tuesday and Gigi in Paradisco, Dalida is still considered one of France’s disco icons. At the end of the magical 1970s, Dalida confidently changed her image, fully aware of her assets and the possibilities presented by a career in television and American-style shows where her stunning body could be admired from every angle.

Fashions and music changed, the way they were presented on stage changed too, but Dalida’s f igure remained the same. The singer became the disco queen, athletic, surrounded by dancers, and the costumes she wore at that this time turned her into the legend that defined her. Dresses designed for the stage became costumes shimmering under the spotlight of the television variety shows produced by the Carpentiers and mega-productions from the Palais des Sports. Her figure was no longer just seen by a live audience - the move from concerts to TV shows changed the game. Dalida no longer relied on dressmakers for her stage wear. She turned to costumiers, Michel Fresnay and Mine Barral, to design the dazzling outfits sprinkled with rhinestones and

sequins that clung to her body. The stretch fabrics of this magical wardrobe were what made her choreographic excesses possible. The stage costumes are leotards to dance in, long dresses slashed to the thigh to allow easy movement and the colours are those of the showgirl: black, red, white and gold, or wild animal prints. Dalida’s image became a kaleidoscope of shapes and colours, the theatre of this moving, passionate, immensely popular star.

Until August 13 2017 PALAIS GALLIERA Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116 Paris Tel. : +33 (0)1 56 52 86 00


Outfit designed by Michel Fresnay and made by Mine Barral Vergès. Stage costume 1980. Cape in ostrich feathers and body in black velvet. Palais Galliera Collection - © Julien Vidal / Galliera / Roger-Viollet Outfit worn during the Numéro Un show on April 26, 1980 for the song Comme le disait Mistinguett and in the Stars show on December 27, 1980 during the song Comme le disait Mistinguett



Romy and Delon, The Magnificent Lovers

Romy and Delon, two names that ring a loud bell in the minds of film-lovers such as us. Beauty, youth, energy and talent, so many Technicolor memories in Panavision! With the immortal Bardot, they were the first French stars to become world famous and over exposed at the beginning of the Sixties. Romy, just her first name will do, the darling ingĂŠnue that we wanted to hug tightly like a close friend and Delon, just a surname, virile, sharp-edged, and almost as worrying as a Rocco without his brothers. An exhibition is now showing the greatest photos of their story, from magnificent lovers to sincere and devoted companions. To be savoured at the Galerie de l’Instant until June. By Yvo Deprelle



Romy Delon - ŠBert Stern - La Galerie de L’instant



Romy Delon - ©Bert Stern - La Galerie de L’instant


969 – an erotic year! French cinema would soon be enriched with a new masterpiece as steamy as it was cinematographic; Jacques Deray’s The Swimming Pool was about to be released. Topping the billboard were two hallowed icons: Romy Schneider and Alain Delon (not forgetting Maurice Ronet), accompanied by a beautiful debutante whose career would go far, a young Jane Birkin. And a location, the swimming pool was almost a fifth character, virtually alive in this superb villa in the hills above Saint-Tropez. Because this swimming pool became the scene of the crime and a witness to disillusioned love, bitterness, seduction and rivalry. The photo of the film is incredible and highlights the beauty of the cast, lazing nonchalantly around the pool of the magnificent Ramatuelle villa, Oumède. It is an elegy to laziness, heat and trouble. Incidentally, a photo taken of Alain Delon by Jean-Marie Perrier during the shoot would be used as a publicity shot for the Dior perfume Sauvage in


2009! Even Serge Gainsbourg admitted he was worried about how his Baby Jane would cope with Delon the seducer…

European fiancées! The Swimming Pool enabled Romy Schneider, whose career was treading water, to make a comeback. It was Delon himself who insisted she be cast because the stars had been involved with each other for 10 years already at this stage! They in fact met for the first time in 1958, at the bottom of an escalator at Orly Airport in Paris for a press conference. Romy, then an established actress, had picked the young lead Alain Delon to be her on-screen partner for the film Christine out of a group of photos. But she had never seen him! They got off to a rough start; aside from the language barrier, Romy found Delon too arrogant. But cinema worked its magic and they fell in love while filming. They got engaged in March 22, 1959 in Switzerland in front of an international press pack who christened

them “the European fiancées”! Fleeing Magda, Romy’s rather too intrusive mother, they sought refuge in Paris where they were followed everywhere by the paparazzi. In 1961, Visconti cast the pair in the stage production of Tis Pity She’s a Whore. It was a triumph! While Delon was on a roll, Romy performed rarely and accepted a Hollywood contract that did not suit her and that kept the pair apart. Sadly, in 1963 their love story came to an end when the future Nathalie Delon became pregnant with their son Anthony. Romy, devastated, met the actor and Berlin theatre director Harry Meyen who she married in July 1966. She followed him to Berlin where she gave birth to their son, David, and made almost no films until her triumphant comeback in The Swimming Pool. She and Delon met up again on screen for the last time in the Joseph Losey film, The Assassination of Trotsky in 1972. The rest we all know – a wonderful career and a tragic end.

A fine homage So the Galerie de l’Instant offers us a delightful trip down memory lane as we rediscover the photos of these star-crossed lovers; inspiring, nost algic and yet so very current photos. For many years Romy and Delon were France’s favourite actors and we can only thank Director Julia Gragnon for having come up with this ingenious idea! The exhibition revolves mainly around the shooting of The Swimming Pool, a film in which the beauty of the couple set the screen on fire, a film that has become legendary and the object of every fantasy. But we also find some rare photos, candid shots of the private life of them as a couple. From lovers they became friends and they never lost touch w ith each other. Delon keeps three Polaroids of Romy close to his heart at all times. Fifty years on, the magic still works.


Romy Delon Annonce 1959 - ©Bert Stern - La Galerie de L’instant

Romy Delon Sieste - ©Bert Stern - La Galerie de L’instant



My music festival

electrodiary For 15 years now, the Nuits Sonores music festival has had its finger on the pulse when it comes to new artists, discovering new musical talents such as Peggy Gou and Poison Point, as well as showcasing international stars such as Vitalic, Air and Nina Kraviz. Take a look at the stunning line-up for this year’s electromagnetic event. By Laure Delvigo - Photo Brice Robert


De dic a t ion t o a cosm icdisco journey Vitalic’s hits combine the energy of rock and punk, with pieces put together like the great classical musicians, which have won over the hearts of Paris’s greatest fashion designers just as much as techno festivalgoers. In 2005 the Vitalic phenomenon exploded onto the international electronic scene with its album OK Cowboy - a oneminute and 53-second melancholic polka heralding the start of 12 complex tracks. Three albums and a raft of EPs and singles later, the Dijon artist is back with Voyager, a retro-futuristic cosmic disco odyssey with a Seventies and Eighties vibe. Part radiant funk, part dark rock, David Shaw and Miss Kittin also appear on this intergalactic gem to chill and dance to. The album is a nod to pioneers Moroder, Cerrone and Carpenter without being a homage - because this is a Vitalic production, with all its accompanying power.

The Black Madonna

The House ga l a x y ta k es a new turn The Black Madonna UFO is a shining star in the house music galaxy and stands out by standing apart from the crowd. After crossing the solar systems of Stripped & Chewed, The Nite Owl Diner, Home Taping


Is Killing Music, Argot and an appearance at Nuits Sonores in 2016, she is currently passing through We Still Believe and has launched the disco satellite He Is The Voice I Hear, which will flood the Earth with its groove in 2017. The Black Madonna also uses her post-genre militancy to champion her ideal of the de-Balkanisation of communities under one roof and even on one dance floor to break down barriers in the electronic community. The Black Madonna touches down at Nuits sonores 2017 for a day having taken on board the most beautiful comets she meets on the way.

Peggy Gou

Abstr act sounds Somewhere in the centre of the LondonBerlin-Detroit triangle is the Korean Peggy Gou. Based in Berlin, this young woman first made a name in underground circles and has now made her mark internationally. Fascinated by African rhythms, her mixes combine broken beat, house and techno beats, and abstract sounds. Her last EP Art of War was picked up the prestigious Rekids label in 2016.

Poison Point

A coldwave comet Probably one of our finest discoveries. Spotted at the Sonic club in Lyon, then glimpsed at Mécanique Ondulatoire in

Paris, before making an appearance at the Nuits Sonores. Poison Point is the darkwave/synth-punk project of the artist and multi-instrumentalist Timothée Gainet. 2016 saw the release of a first album entitled Motorpsychold on the independent label Third Coming Records. The oneman-band, which has become a duo, is formidably effective live with a synergy of melodious keyboards, powerful bass and a hypnotic voice. A talent to watch with a remarkable dramatic intensity.

Nina Kraviz (Нина Кравиц)

She is one of the harbingers of techno music’s big comeback of the past five years. It is a resurgence which has seen techno appealing to the younger generation while continuing to draw audiences in their thirties. Not only does she look like a top model, Nina Kraviz (Нина Кравиц) is also one of the most respected artists in the worldwide electronic scene. The Siberian singer, producer and DJ is as well known for her talents as a DJ as for her uncompromising sets. In 2016, Nina mixed the 91st Fabric club compilation, proving once again her deep and subtle musical imagination, like her determination to build a techno bridge between times past and a future that does not yet exist.


Blush Backstage Blush’s date at the Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris was with supermodel Baptiste Giabiconi no less. Chanel, Gucci and Zanotti the kind of production Blush loves!

Jean Baptiste Pereira Ilana, Hugo Raiah, Christian Ayoun (Blush)

Baptiste Giabiconi

Baptiste Giabiconi, Laure Delvigo (Blush)

Sandra Fourqui

Clémence Phelip (Blush) Kristina

Baptiste Giabiconi, Laure Delvigo (Blush)

Baptiste Giabiconi, Aurore Donguy

Hugo Raiah Juliette Lecuyer



NEW YORK Stars shine in Piaget

Jessica Chastain

at the 2017 Met Ball

Piaget jewellery and timepieces provided the accessories for the most sparkling of stars at the annual gala of the Metropolitan Museum of A rt’s Costume Institute. Alongside Jennifer Lopez, Yang Mi, Solange Knowles and countless other celebrities was Piaget’s international ambassador, Jessica Chastain, glittering with fine jewellery in rose gold, diamonds and pink sapphires. Michael B. Jordan, Piaget ambassador for the United States, accessorised his tartan suit with an Altiplano watch from Piaget’s limited edition, 60th anniversary collection.

Jennifer Lopez Alex Rodriguez

Solange Knowles

Ashley Graham

Michael B Jordan Yang Mi


The Royal Gala at the Palazzo Versace The first annual Royal Gala was held at the Palazzo Versace under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Hend A l Qassemi. Celebrating the melting pot of styles and nationalities in Dubai, designers from Russia, Iran, France and the Emirates showcased their collection to a concentration of royals in the region along with media and inf luencers. Closing the show wa s Par isian fa shion house, Loris Azzaro, celebrating 50 years of creativity with their SS’17 Couture collection. The collection was designed in collaboration with Bianca Br a ndolini a nd Eugenie Niarchos and pays tribute to the house’s most iconic dresses.

Azzaro Bita and Shady Khavarian

with Stefanie Renoma

Stefanie Renoma whisked the Castel back in time to the sexy Eighties for the after party of her ArtCube gallery Lost Control exhibition, treating us to an exceptional evening of glitz and glamour in the midst of a political-economic and environmental crisis. It just goes to show that Paris will always be Paris: fantastically free! © photos adelap


Elena Vermut, Aya Bapan, Nada Alradadi and Tvalavadze Temur

Soudeh Nouri

PARIS “Lost Control” at Castel’s

Areej Al Nazar

Yulia and Daria Yanina Sheikha Hend



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