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P 74 SHOPPING FASHION Ramp up the glamour with a rich mix of textures.
P 32 NEWS TIMEKEEPERS P 34 NEWS JEWELLERY P 36 NEWS BEAUTY P 42 BRAD PITT The iconic actor.
P 76 FOR 2 DAYS OF UTTER Head to the Fontcaude Hotel & Spa.
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P 46 CINEMA MAESTRO Receives the Prix Lumière.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
P 50 EMMA STONE COLD An actress of extreme talent.
P 58 THIERRY Too funky!
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MUGLER MAESTRO OF GLAMOUR
P 62 CELEBRATING CHRISTIAN Inspirational shoe designs.
P 68 HOW TO SPA The founder of How to Spa,reveals her personality. P 70 LYNE JULINE Inspirational bags in limited edition versions. P 72 AUTHENTIQUES PARIS Kit out your dressing-room à la française.
P 80 CALLYS SERUMS Innovation & Effectiveness. P 82 INEO A Swiss cosmetic brand. P 84 LOUIE 21 Male elegance.
P 54 THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT We take a look back at her meteoric rise. P 56 LAURY THILLEMAN There’s simply no stopping her!
P 86 SHOPPING Best of the Season.
P 90 SHOPPING Lips with Pizzazz.
P 92 ALLIANCE BETWEEN Marriage of art and watchmaking.
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P 154 VIRUS ARCHITECTURE Buildings to feel at home in.
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In this edition, Blush explores the extremes, oscillating between opulence and sobriety in haute couture, jewellery and design. As futurism vies with a desire to return to the essentials, hybrid designs are blurring the genres. Our journalists and trendspotters capture the zeitgeist with their inspirational selection of all things new from the worlds of design and the arts. The exhibition “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime”, a retrospective of Mugler’s fashion work that celebrates his inimitable style and shows that his embodiments of an ultra-feminine, all-conquering femme fatale are as relevant as ever. At the other extreme, godfather of cinema Francis Ford Coppola talks about his utopian vision of society. Minimalism is bigger than ever, as Jean Nouvel sets about transforming France’s metropolises, while Le Corbusier’s pioneering modern architecture continues to fascinate. We set sail on a voyage that takes in the glittering wastes of the Antarctic and the dazzling baroque charms of Venice. Juxtaposing minimalism with maximalism jolts us out of our usual thinking patterns and sets the stage for change and renewal.
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Our goal is to share our appreciation of luxury and modernity with our readers, so we’re excited to announce that Blush will shortly be bringing out its very first Chinese edition. In the meantime, here is a glorious winter issue featuring some of the hottest celebrities currently making news. We travelled to Hollywood to interview Brad Pitt, who stars in the latest Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and the multiple Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone, who shone in La La Land and is now the face of Louis Vuitton. Our next stop was New York Fashion Week, to catch up with top model Kendall Jenner - the millennials’ favourite, with over 120 million followers on social media. Back in Paris, healthy lifestyle advocate Laury Thilleman modelled exquisite diamond jewellery for us at the Hotel du Collectionneur, between signings of her latest book and opening her trendy organic eatery. We’re honoured to be included in the inner circle of partners of Baselworld and SIHH, so it’s an especial thrill to be able to indulge our passion for fine watches with two new lifestyle titles, one for the Geneva-based specialist auction house Antiquorum and the other for the renowned Lucerne watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer - an invitation to showcase excellence and give free rein to our dreams.
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
For the first time, Audemars Piguet offers an automatic self-winding, 2950-calibre chronograph. The refined finishing touches on this piece include “Côtes de Genève” snailing and polished chamfering, visible through the transparent back. The oscillating weight, also visible through the caseback, matches the colour of the case and comes in pink gold in the rose gold model and in rhodium-toned rose gold in the white gold version. Decorations include perlée and circular graining on the caseback. The dial is covered with “grand feu” enamel. Each handmade dial is unique because of the organic nature of its composition. The polished rose gold indexes and hands add a dash of colour to the black dial. The Audemars Piguet signature also comes in enamel. audemarspiguet.com
Chopard L.U.C XPS Spirit of Nature
Within the value system of the L.U.C. collection, elegance is not merely an aesthetic approach. It encompasses rectitude, ethics and respect for the causes that preserve our living environment. Chopard has been pursuing its Journey towards Sustainable Luxury through numerous initiatives, since 2013, and with the L.U.C XPS Spirit of Nature unveils a new timepiece that matches words with actions. Read like a gentle breeze blowing through the foliage of an oak-lined avenue, time becomes a delight on the dial of this new model, available in a 100-piece limited edition. Achieved with stamping, this rarely used leaf pattern evokes the strength of the tree and the value of Earth’s creations. chopard.com
BIG BANG MP-11 SAXEM
Having made a huge investment in the industrialisation of sapphire—the most difficult material to produce—in several colours (transparent, black, yellow, blue and red), to have the quantity necessary to create its models, and given the impossibility of offering an emerald green in this material, Hublot has now explored new avenues. Today, the brand is able to take a new approach to the ultratechnical and contemporary design of the MP-11 model by shaping its case in an innovative material never before used in watchmaking. Endowed with a deep green that can compete with the finest emeralds, SAXEM combines peerless resistance with a brilliance that comes close to that of a diamond. Within this fully transparent case beats a manual-winding manufacture calibre with an exceptional 14day power reserve ensured by seven barrels that can be seen from the dial side. This jewel of technicality and transparency is produced in a limited run of 20 pieces. An exploit reserved for connoisseurs. hublot.com
The Altiplano 40mm round case is in 18K rose gold. It features a silver dial opaline displayed on three levels. The first level is adorned with simple and elegant black indices and a date aperture at 9 o’clock. The second level, inside the first one, holds the two baton-shaped hour and minute hands as well as the classic Piaget Automatic logo. The third level displays small seconds at 5 o’clock that finalizes the perfect balance of the watch thanks to this off-centred indicator – once of Piaget’s signature.The Sapphire case back reveals Piaget manufactured self-winding mechanical calibre 1205P as well as off-centred 22K gold oscillating weight engraved with Piaget coat of arms. The openwork is adorned with circular grained plate finish, beveled bridges with circular “Côte de Genève”, sunbrushed wheels and blue screws.A brown alligator strap with 18K rose gold ardillon buckle completes this elegant and classic timepiece with timeless aesthetic codes that will never age. piaget.com
Richard Mille The Rm 52-05
The word Pharrell uses to describe his music is ‘subversive.’ His artistic world is all about shifting focus,looking for new perspectives . ‘If it’s not subversive, it’s just plain. We needthings to “pop” in this world.’ As humans, we spend our time looking out at the cosmos.Earth as seen from Mars. A distant reflection trapped in the helmet of an astronaut. The technical innovations of the RM 52-05 tourbillon calibre are mindbendingly innovative. Equivalent to a space shuttle, the baseplate that carries the movement is machined of grade 5 titanium. It features large inserts in dazzling blue aventurine glass that evoke outer space and the universe with all its stars. richardmille.com
Breaking free of scales and proportions, Denis Flageollet, De Bethune co-founder and Master Watchmaker, and passionate about The Obscure Cities, has imagined a wrist-sized sculpture, engraved as a direct reference to a drawing of the City of Armilia. The structure of the watch creates a reflection of Armilia’s imaginary world, as if the watch were a ship setting out to explore this world. Similar to the original drawings, it is no coincidence that De Bethune chose 18K pink gold. One warm colour of the precious metal who recalls the colours characterising the drawings of the city at sunset. debethune.ch
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Piaget Sunlight - Opal Karma Baalbeck
The Maison has always loved to work with opal – a precious stone that has appeared in Piaget’s creations since the sixties with a pendant set with a central white opal. Rays set with 28 diamonds radiate from the center. Sourced in Australia and of the finest quality, this expertly carved opal reflects a myriad of hues: yellow, red, green and blue. The range of colours depends on the internal structure of the opal, making each stone unique. Small silica spheres bring out blue hues and larger ones red tones. The light effects will also change depending on the movement of the wearer as well as the naturel light. Every pendant is a one-off creation due to the uniqueness and unrepeatable structure of each opal. piaget.com
In another life, Karma Salman would have been an architect. Despite her chosen path, she has kept her second passion within her sphere of creativity. Often visiting Baalbeck, located in the fertile plains of the Beqaa Valley, the ancient temples drive her inspiration. The stately ruins of the Roman Heliopolis provide the genesis for her Baalbeck line of jewellery. Made of ethically mined 18 carat gold, adorned with diamonds or baguettes, encrusted with mother of pearl and colourful stones – the Baalbeck pieces are veritable miniature architectural sculptures. The collection is a blend of contemporary minimalism and baroque motifs, resulting in an aesthetic that is unmistakably Karma’s own. karmasalman.com
Chopard Haute Joaillerie Dior Gem Dior
Yellow diamonds in the limelight
Because each precious stone carries within it a unique brilliance testifying to its rarity, the Chopard Haute Joaillerie ateliers carefully craft creations that highlight gems to splendid effect by revealing their true magnificence. Witness this original jewellery set, composed of a necklace, a ring and a pair of earrings in 18-carat gold set with ten yellow diamonds totalling more than 38 carats. A creation graced with classic and timeless lines, which once again honours the Maison’s jewellery expertise. chopard.com
When it comes to creation, Nourah Al Faisal prefers the path of exploration. With Nuun, the upscale jewellery house she founded in 2014, the designer continually explores different materials, lines and nuances in a perpetual discovery of her own discipline. With a penchant for twists and non-conventional touches, she infuses a breath of fresh air into traditional jewellery art. Inspired by the energy and feel of the stones, as well as a quest for perfection, Nourah rewrites the history of the gemstones with a version that corresponds to her own vision and style, finding a balance and harmony between the choice of stones used. With each of her creations, she takes inspiration from nature and colour (primarily pastels), the Orient and architecture, resulting in a unique form of expression.
The new Dior High Jewellery Collection marks the Department’s twentieth anniversary. Without interruption, its creativity is embodied by Victoire de Castellane who, since 1999, draws her inspiration from the Dior spirit to nourish her imagination with coloured stones, poetic jewellery-making and whimsical stories. “Gem Dior” announces the collection with a play on words between gem in English and j’aime in French meaning, of course, ‘I love’...” Whether the gem is a diamond, ruby, purple or spessartite garnet, pink sapphire and yellow sapphire, emerald, tsavorite, grenadine or cobalt blue spinel, tanzanite, rubellite or Paraiba-type tourmaline, Gem Dior is a declaration of love to stones and their in nite variety of hues, gloried by intense monochromes and subtle shadings or by virtuoso visual impact. dior.com
Lucky Move Collection Lucky Talisman
Make way for Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks and Joan Smalls. Following her campaign with Gigi Hadid, Valérie Messika has decided to shine a light on the aforementioned three contemporary icons with the aid of photographers Mert & Marcus. The dynamic result is a far cry from the traditional codes governing Parisian jewellery creation and presentation. With rock and catwalk undertones, the talented creator presents several attractive fine jewellery ensembles, featuring the Lucky Move charm. Born from the desire to reflect the perfection of the female body, the combination of her pieces and this lucky charm make for an enchantingly timeless look. messika.com
Six Senses Grow a new body Rituals Maison Collection – Private Collection
We now know that multiple health problems can be caused by unprocessed trauma, constant overstimulation and an overly active “fight or flight syndrome”. With the “Grow a new body” programme by Six Senses, it is possible to transform these crippling inner habits by repairing the HPA axis, which controls the body’s response to danger and plays a role in the regulation of digestion, mood, libido, energy and the immune system. Over the course of this seven-day retreat, guests are encouraged to explore the practices of shamanic energy medicine, to leave family traumas behind them and to reconnect with their sacred energy.
Take a break from the daily grind with Rituals and find pleasure in the little things! Transform your everyday routines into meaningful ceremonies. With Rituals, the expression “to feel at home” takes on new meaning: a house is above all a place of emotion, shared moments, delicious fragrances and warm memories. The new Maison Collection by Rituals is the perfect partner to help you relax and rejuvenate. The Private Collection deserves a special mention here with its rich and evocative scents: Precious Amber, Black Oudh and Wild Fig. rituals.com
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Lancôme Amanda Seyfried, Diesel Only The Brave
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Amanda Seyfried is now one of Hollywood’s most fascinating leading actresses. She shot to fame with the Golden Globe nominated musical film Mamma Mia! More recently, she played alongside Milo Ventimiglia in the adaptation of Simon Curtis’ The Art of Racing in the Rain. Away from the silver screen, this young mother continues to give her unwavering support to several charitable organizations, such as the Best Friends Animal Society, and presents herself as a true role model for young women around the world. Her philosophy is in line with Lancôme’s philanthropic “Write Her Future” programme.
Only The Brave, Diesel’s signature fragrance for men is celebrating its tenth birthday! For the occasion, the brand has reinvented its vision of modern masculinity with a new provocative fragrance: Spirit of the Brave. Created in close collaboration with one of the biggest names of the perfume world, Carlos Benaim, and international football star Neymar Jr., Spirit of the Brave encourages men to push beyond their fears in order to achieve their full potential, like the talented sporting icon himself. Spirit of the Brave is the expression of an elegant, high-class masculinity. diesel.com
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Subtle Energies Anti-Ageing 24K Gold Face treatment Under the name “Subtle Energies”, Farida Irani, a pioneer of Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, has created a range of exclusive signature treatments, which can now be enjoyed at the Peninsula Paris Spa. Using intense extracts of rare plants and 24-carat gold, this anti-ageing treatment also helps relieve sleep problems, anxiety, stress and hormonal imbalance. It includes a deep cleansing treatment followed by an exfoliating scrub, and a Marma massage with anti-ageing oil and serum, before the application of a therapeutic mask for a bespoke hydrating cure for your skin. Holistic and high performance, this anti-ageing treatment brings both physical and emotional relief. Not to be missed! 60/90 min - €230/330 19 Avenue Kleber, 75116 Paris – Treatments available from 9am – 9pm – For appointments and information: +33 (0)1 58 12 66 82
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PITT AND THE BIGGER PICTURE
pon marrying Angelina Jolie in 2014, Brad Pitt insisted he would bring great joy to the couple’s six children and, in his own words, “would go to the ends of the earth to protect his family and to make them proud of him”. Few would suggest that the 55-year-old actor had failed in his quest to settle down after several decades centre-stage in the maddest industry of them all, even if true romance – with Jolie, at least – was an ambition too far for the iconic actor.
By Danny Bowman
As proud father to a beautiful brood of six children – Maddox (18), Pax (16), Zahara (14), Shiloh (13), and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – Brad Pitt focuses on a need to protect. For so long married to Angelina Jolie, the family lived a seemingly idyllic life split between LA and a $50million chateau on the French Riviera. And yet, as if evidence were needed that those sitting at the very highest echelons of the entertainment world were as susceptible to relationship woes as the rest of us, the unravelling of the pair’s love in many senses made the most untouchable of couples somewhat more human again. “Angie and I did everything we could to carve out some semblance of normalcy for 42
both ourselves and our children,” he begins. “And because we are not together anymore, it doesn’t delegitimise what you do or how you act as a parent. In fact, in many ways, it strengthens who you are as an individual and how that special, unique relationship with your children plays itself out. “I believe you can take positives from absolutely every situation you find yourself in, and that has certainly been the case. I do believe it’s a duty as a parent to promote positive experiences and the search for elements you can move forward with, and that’s always the next project.” Although Pitt’s film roles have taken a rather more serious turn over the past decade, the actor is still as light-hearted and
carefree in private. He is a dad who loves the chaos of parenting, and it’s not unusual for the kids to be covered in paint, to have mud fights, and to exist around a sense of chaos that, in the actor’s own words “starts horribly early in the morning and goes on until the lights go out… and sometimes after that. I love playing around at night with the older ones or sitting down and reading books with Mad. It’s the most satisfying feeling in the world.” Born in December, 1963, in Oklahoma, Pitt comes from a fairly conservative Midwestern background. He dropped out of college and worked a variety of odd jobs before cutting his teeth in television – playing Randy in cult eighties show
Dallas. After moving into film, the actor built a reputation through taking on a number of notable supporting roles, including J.D. in Thelma & Louise, before earning his acting stripes proper as Louis de Pointe du Lac in the critically acclaimed Interview with the Vampire. Pitt’s fate was sealed. “You learn a lot about human nature when you’re dealing with issues of basic survival and trying to protect people close to you,” he says. “I’ve found it’s been really important to have life experiences that I’ve managed to play out in film, as to act something you need to have, at some point, experienced events near to it.”
Given that he’s a multiple-award-winning, multi-millionaire megastar who is picking up awards, Oscars and plaudits as much for his producer work as he is his moves in front of the camera, Pitt is clearly moving into a different phase of his career. A major start-point in that process was when he secured the film rights to World War Z, the apocalyptic zombie horror based on Max Brooks’ novel of the same name. Soon after gathering in the contractual elements behind 12 Years a Slave also, and having now totalled 56 producer credits – and many more in the offing – Pitt is on one hand extending his reach, while on the other he continues to learn from some of the best in the game. “The key for me is to do stories that I find personally interesting and meaningful, and which make me feel that I’m going to leave something behind that will make me proud and make my children proud,” he says. “I would like to show some of my films to my children, to point to them and say, ‘Your daddy made this!’ So I need to throw myself into projects that are personal and have something to say about the world in a lasting way.” Much of this renewed thinking has come about since Pitt past that significant milestone of 50. “There’s a sense of liberation; you feel free to focus only on meaningful things because you become much more aware of time. You’ve gone through different stages and cleared away the stuff that slows you down. As a father, I also have a sense of responsibility to my children in wanting to give them a beautiful life. Things are much clearer.” As for what’s on the horizon, Pitt has a string of commitments that will keep him operating at the very top level of his craft. As a producer, he is overseeing movies Kajillionaire, Irresistible and Blonde in 2020 alone, as well as TV series The Underground
Railroad, Americanah and a Chris Cornell documentary (the late Soundgarden frontman), as well as projects further forward such as World War Z 2, a film he also stars in. And that desire to perform is still strong, despite the distractions of producing films. “I definitely am evolving, but I will never lose the thrill, as an actor, of exploring all the complex aspects of human nature, in working out how we’re constantly complementing and constantly conflicting with each other in various stages. I would say that acting is not as consuming as it used to be because my family is my priority and I’d rather spend more time with my kids, but yes I still enjoy it! “What I enjoy more is, as a producer, I get to work out of my home; I get to make the kids their breakfast, drive them to school, or make their dinner. I get to be there.” The privacy of tending to his children is perhaps the one part of parenthood that Pitt is still trying to contend with. “We travel light and live a slightly nomadic existence so sometimes it’s difficult for the press to keep up with us anyway, but generally speaking we know there’s a bounty on our heads for photos and we’re hunted for that reason alone. So, it’s a constant in our lives and the main aggravation is that it distorts the kids’ view of their world even, though the older ones don’t pay attention to the photographers anymore.” Away from family, Pitt’s philanthropic edge has been another redeeming feature over the years. Influenced by some film choices – 12 Years a Slave and The Big Short being notable examples – the actor has a passion for fairness that is at odds with a warchest rumoured to top $300million. Coming from humble beginnings, welfare is a subject that resonates now and you sense always will, and as we move on a full decade from the global
financial crisis, and under new administrations, Pitt still feels there are questions to be answered. “The public deserves to be given more information and a chance to understand why they got duped and screwed and how this all happened,” he says. “What really troubles me is that the crisis didn’t lead to regulations being tightened and measures enacted to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. “And beyond that, there are so many other ways we can start levelling out the territory, but it is a long battle. “I think we need to accept the fact the system will always be broken. That’s the trouble with the system – there are massive financial incentives for the people playing the markets even when the kinds of huge bets they’re making can lead to disaster; but of course, it goes much deeper than that anyway – it’s a society thing.” While admitting even someone of his influence doesn’t have the fix when it comes to addressing the huge disparities that affect us, Pitt does accept the fact we are more aware of that sense of ‘being duped’ than we were previously, which can only be a good thing. “If someone is doing something behind your back you may not find out about it until it’s too late,” he says. “I think we have a much greater leaning towards answerability these days and that should keep a lot of the bad stuff in check for longer. “We owe to society, to our kids and to ourselves a sense of fairness and that needs to come forward. The next generation has a great chance to do that, for their own sakes, and for those that come after them. That should start at home – with your family, with your kids – but beyond that there is a whole world to repair, and there will be big opportunities to do that.”
Coppola receives the Prix Lumière Francis Ford Coppola has made cinema history with landmark films such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Conversation, Dracula and The Rain People. As a film director, screenwriter and producer (via American Zoetrope, the production company he set up in 1969 with his friend George Lucas), the Godfather of Cinema has received multiple awards in the course of his career, including four Oscars and two Palmes d’Or. We caught up with him when he was in France for the 10th edition of the Festival Lumière. By Clément Hagnere
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Francis Ford Coppola has been widely hailed as a cinematic genius, yet he does not see himself as a naturally gifted film-maker: “There are some film-makers that I can name, who have like God-given talent… Roman Polanski is one of those who just had this gift. Steven Spielberg has this gift. I think William Wyler… Other people aren’t given that kind of gift… but they achieve this creative level by hard work, by the fact that they will rewrite and rewrite and rewrite. Each time, they make it 1% better, and 48
they will do it a hundred times. That’s the kind of talent I have,” he says self-deprecatingly. His films have influenced an entire generation of film-makers, including the Korean film director Bong Joon-ho, who was awarded a Palme d’Or for Parasite. Bong Joon-ho was a guest of honour at the Festival Lumière. He made a tribute speech to Coppola, whose films he said inspired him to create his first storyboards. The exercise taught him what directing was about and sparked his passion for film-making. French actress Nathalie Baye said she
was a huge admirer of Coppola: “His films speak to everyone. He’ll never be out of fashion.” Coppola was deeply moved by the tributes he received from figures from the world of cinema and by audience reactions at the Festival Lumière in Lyon: “I was very touched by what Bertrand Tavernier said - and Bong Joon-ho. You actually represent my highest goal. When you make a film, you put it out there and you don’t know where it’s going to go or who’s going to see it. I always feel that if some young person sees something that I worked on
and is inspired, that’s really the greatest gratification. It means you have become immortal… I see three things very much present here in Lyon, things this world needs more than anything: friendliness, enthusiasm and celebration. Thank you for giving me those three things!”
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Despite having reached the top of the tree in his profession, Coppola is still looking forward to making more films. He is currently working on a project called Megalopolis, which he hopes will be his next film. It is a project close to his heart: “I wanted to make a film about Utopia. I wanted to make a film about a human expression of what beauty is Heaven on Earth, that we could live together in a society in which people - that was based on intelligence and creativity and friendliness, and that we were able to do this together.”
Coppola has been working on Megalopolis for almost 20 years. He actually started filming in 2001, but right in the middle of shooting, the 9/11 tragedy took place. When the Twin Towers were blown up, it became impossible to go on making a film that expressed faith in human goodness and the future of humanity. He shelved it for the time being, but when he ran into difficulties with another project, he went back to it and the ideas came quickly. He says he is always working on a film he has already abandoned: he moves forward from abandon-
ment. Megalopolis will be his most ambitious film yet - even more ambitious than Apocalypse Now. Making a film on that scale requires a big budget: he thinks it will cost even more than Apocalypse Now. With his superbly humanist, visionary films, Francis Ford Coppola has written some of the finest pages in cinema history and created works that have become part of all our memories. His plans to express his vision of humanity via a film that may well turn out to be his crowning achievement are fantastic news for cinema fans. 49
STONE COLD SOBER
mma Stone is an actress of extreme talent, widespread acclaim and pitch-perfect humility. She goes about her craft in virtual ambivalence to the megawatt bulbs that follow her every move, be they on set or in the street. In a peculiar way, the 31-year-old has probably been aided by the fact her climb to the very peak of dramatic distinction never came easily. Nor, in the same way, does she give a pretence that an ability to flit from one role to another is in any way easy. The reality is Emma Stone works hard for every take, now assuming such a lofty perch in the industry that to remain there, she will have to work harder still. In this interview, the actress is elegantly self-reflective, looking at the evolution of the person, of the actress, of the style icon, and of someone who, after years of imprisonment in the industry, is finally allowing her passion for travel, escapism and freedom to flourish. By Violet Wilder
When getting into character, Emma Stone likes to go proper ‘method’, especially when getting the walk right. “Around the house, down the street,” she snorts in that dusky signature tone. “I must look like the biggest weirdo because I am physically trying to manipulate my physicality and the way that I walk when I’m trying to get into a character; I’m sure it looks strange to someone walking past.” To be fair though, the technique seems to be working for the spritely 31-year-old. Stone is enjoying the best years of her career, a sequence of success that started in earnest in 2016 with the Oscar for Best Actress in La La Land, thanks to a quietly shattering performance. She went on to be declared the highest paid actress in Hollywood due to a string of further box office hits – from sporting biopic Battle of the Sexes to The Favourite and TV series Maniac – through some clever endorsement deals and, most recently, as the new face of Louis Vuitton. And yet, this is an actress who appears to flinch and coil at any mention of congratulation.
Even conversation about her Academy Award has the star’s eyes rolling and her posture furling. Stone is that strange combination often seen in these circles - sheer ambition mixed with mocking ambivalence to an industry raised on ego. Always keen to promote her work by using her star power, while her megawatt smile and kittenish eyes convey a relatable warmth, there’s a guarded layer near the surface. Perhaps it’s down to practice. Stone only gives so much away before drawing the curtains. It makes for a heady combination. More recently, she was back with Zombieland: Double Tap. Largely dubbed the zombie movie for optimists, it followed a decade on from the 2009 original, which starred Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray and an extremely youthful Stone. Across all these roles, the actress can do nothing but effortlessly reinforce the versatility, creativity, darkness and light-hearted buoyancy that continues to drive her career. Even in conversation, she can
switch from closeted and reserved to outgoing, expressive and extroverted. She is a subject who never dulls… and neither do her characters. “It’s all about variety for me and I’ve been lucky enough to find so much of that in the roles I’ve undertaken,” she begins. “Is that luck or judgement? Probably a bit of both, to be fair. “Certainly there’s no role I am not wholly grateful to be considered for and I like to think my years of scratching around for anything at all have set me up for the experiences I’m having now. It’s a lot of fun and I just hope it lasts!” What certainly helps Stone in terms of being cast in major roles is a sense of sincerity that has never changed. Her personality enriches any creative space, and without question, the Arizona-born actress is just as interesting and engaging away from big screen. Her megawatt smile and kittenish eyes convey a relatable warmth, where humility and honesty open up to reveal a passion for social equality, Spice Girls and travel. “I was taught to be thankful and respectful, but also to work
hard. I think, actually, a lot of actors get a bad rap on that front but most of the people I know are outrageously downto-earth and have really had to battle to get where they are. “In any walk of life, people don’t really go for egos, and the acting world is no different.” It is in many ways just deserts – after all, it took the actress almost five years of false starts and failed auditions before she made her feature film debut in Greg Mottola’s raucous teen comedy, Superbad. With audiences instantly taking to Stone’s startling combination of youthful beauty (and that gorgeous red hair) and world-weary attitude delivered with that distinctive voice – which oddly had cost her jobs in the past as “nobody wanted to hire a 15-year-old actress with a deep and raspy voice” – it was evident that Hollywood’s next big star had arrived.
Success of Stone’s kind is not without its drawbacks, however, and she has maintained a little of that elusive nature from her youth; she is rarely tabloid fodder, and refuses to talk about her personal life. Hers is an unrelenting drive to get to the top, but also a shyness and integrity decreed to be rare in showbusiness and less so in sport. “Like many actors, performing is all part of the act. Many of us would rather keep quiet, and we extol all that pent-up energy and aggression through a script. “Even my work with Louis Vuitton looks like a jaunt into a world of luxury and style and such comfortable, relaxed experiences. The reality, of course, was that I was terrified!” With such heavy praise being heaped on her, it seems improbable that Stone has had only three Oscar nominations – for Best Actress in La La Land, and Best Supporting Actress in Birdman and The Favourite. While many would point to a haul that other actors work an entire lifetime for without even getting close, Stone’s impact on the industry should not be understated, and nor should the potential of more honours. After all, it’s worth bearing in mind the enormous commitment to her craft that Stone has shown. Growing up in hot and arid Arizona, the porcelain-skinned youngster spent much of her time inside watching films. This led to such a deep passion for cinema that, aged 15, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles to fulfil her dream, even if it only served to create a tiring, earthy, often lonely existence that turned out to be far from glamorous. Perhaps those restrictions have brought forward a passion for expressing and enjoying life in any way possible. Certainly, in terms of travel, Stone is someone who enthuses about the chance to try out new situations
and environments, often with largely reckless abandon. “That first real experience of exploring somewhere new came when we moved to LA when I was just 15. It was so tough and so miserable that, since then, I think I’ve always promised myself I would reach out and embrace new places rather than just let them exist around me. “If I tell you where I lived with my mother was a small apartment in La Brea Park, and that I never went out by myself, had no friends, zero social life, and when my mother and I did go out all we did was go to the movies… you can see why going somewhere new now has to be exciting.” Subsequently, Stone has become a travel and city aficionado, with New York her favourite destination. “I think it’s the diversity and honesty of the city that really engages; you don’t get too swayed by the bright lights because there is a much saner, more natural edge around every corner. “I also love the idea of sampling the food and drink in new locations - I’m still learning a lot about clothes and experimenting with different looks and I also have a great stylist who looks after me, but really you only have to stroll around a place to see the influence and variety in the people who live there.” Stone admits hitting unknown destinations also provides her with the ultimate therapeutic break from a punishing work schedule that over the next 18 months takes in new movies Cruella and Babylon. “Whenever I shoot a film, my regular life is put on hold for three or four months at a time,” she says. “If I’m away it really helps to start to get familiar with my surroundings so the whole experience doesn’t feel quite so alien.
“Just feeling homely in a place away from home is important too, so as well as venturing out I also like to spend a lot of quiet time reading. And if I’m walking around then I want to stay off the main drag – I absolutely love finding cool little cafés where I can hang out and not attract any attention. I couldn’t tell you the names of any, which is kind of the point. “When I was in Venice I did this ‘left/right’ thing where I’d just keep going in zigzags wherever the walkways would go. It took me right away from the main areas and I could see where the real life of Venice was. “Just removing myself from reality – in travel, in film, or just in the way I go about what I do – has always been really important to me. It sounds strange – but as an actress, the best way to reconnect with myself is to throw all the pieces up in the air.” That logic also means steering clear of obstructive influences such as social media. Stone rarely gets involved in its toing and froing, and insists she is happy for others to obsess over it while she takes a step back. “I don’t really get that involved in social media. On the rare occasion when I do Google stuff I end up feeling ‘ugh’. I’ve always followed the Ernest Hemingway quote: ‘If you believe the positive stuff then you’ve also got to believe the negative’, so I just stay away from it. “In life, I have never really let anybody put pressure on me other than myself. Ultimately I wanted to succeed in order to see what else was out there, and to explore – it’s the essence of reaching out into the unknown. There’s nothing more exciting than that.”
t just 24, American model Kendall Jenner reigns supreme over the webosphere and the runways. Followed by millions on social media, the piquant brunette has the couturiers eating out of her hand, with catwalk shows for Chanel and a contract to be the worldwide face of Longchamp. In the closed circle of celebrities, her genuine success represents a vindication for all the It girls dogged by the “famous for being famous” tag. Whether she’s being sexy for Victoria’s Secret, chic for Tommy Hilfiger or elegant for Balmain, Kim Kardashian’s half-sister is all the rage. What is it about Kendall Jenner that makes her irresistible even to the notoriously selective high priestess of fashion Anna Wintour, who put her on the cover of Vogue? We take a look back at her meteoric rise. . By Laure Delvigo - Photo © Doug Peters EMPICS
The world first encountered Kendall Jenner in 2007, with the launch of the E! cable network reality-TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians featuring the sweet-faced teenager alongside her outrageously voluptuous half-sister Kim. The famous model agency Wilhemina Models snapped her up at once and the 14-year-old, whose life up till then had largely revolved around horses, was soon sashaying down the catwalks. But her real breakthrough came in 2014, when she appeared on the cover of Mexican Marie Claire. After that, New York Fashion Week rolled out the red carpet for her. Suddenly, she was doing runway shows for Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Fürstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger. Since then, Kendall Jenner has succeeded in transcending the Kardashian image and forging an independent career for 54
herself. The big-name designers can’t get enough of her: she sent temperatures soaring in Calvin Klein’s latest advertising campaign and caused a sensation at Paris Fashion Week as the face of Balmain and on the catwalk for Chanel at the Grand Palais. The girl also known for being Ciara’s best friend has become the name to watch for fashionistas and would-be glamour girls. Rumour has it her mother, Kris Jenner, who rules the Kardashian empire with an iron hand, refused to let her quit the reality-TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians. And no wonder. With over 119 million followers on Instagram, Kendall Jenner is proving as popular with millennials as her sisters Kim and Kylie - and it seems as if the only way is up for the fledgling supermodel. Watch this space!
ON TOP FORM
Happy & Zen” (meaning “Don’t worry! Be happy!”) is Laury Thilleman’s motto in life. It’s also the title of the Sunday morning programme she presents on French digital TV channel Téva. 28-year-old Thilleman fizzes with energy. Since she shot to fame as Miss France, she’s notched up a string of professional experiences, many of them linked with her commitment to environmental causes. There’s simply no stopping her!
By Léonore Dubois - Photo © Sandra Fourqui, Jewels - Layone
Following your best-selling book Au TOP : Tonic Organic Positive, based on your own healthy lifestyle, you’ve just brought out a sport, diet and positive thinking programme called 30 jours pour être au top ! Is it your secret for keeping fit? It’s my secret for maintaining my life balance. Exercise, a balanced diet and positive thoughts enable me to achieve an equilibrium, and that helps me keep pushing myself to do better each day in both my work and my personal life. I love sharing and cultivating ways of being on top form day to day. Another way you’re promoting well-being is with Vida, the healthy eating restaurant you’ve opened with your life partner, chef Juan Arbelaez, in Paris’ 10th arrondissement. Was that something that was important to you? I never expected to get involved in catering. When my first book was published, a lot of people asked us if there was a restaurant where you could find all the recipes in the book that were developed with Juan.
So we started our own healthy eatery. The aim of Vida is to reintroduce people to seasonal products by cooking them in ways that are fun and sexy, and make things easier than they look.
hopeful and relatively serene about the future. The generation growing up now are much more mature and responsible than we were, and that’s reassuring. It augurs well for the planet.
You’ve also launched “Parisienne et alors” an ethical, responsibly sourced clothing brand. Would it be right to say the idea is that you can dress elegantly without harming the planet? Absolutely. Today 90% of the garments we make each season come from France and are made of natural materials and fibres. We’re aiming to make that 95% by the end of the year. Nowadays it’s possible to dress in locally sourced clothing made of fabrics that damage the planet as little as possible, and the public are starting to be receptive to that.
Nine years after being crowned Miss France, you were one of the judges for Miss France 2019. How do you feel about being a member of the Miss France family? I’ll always be part of it. We meet up regularly to swap news and draw inspiration from each other. There’s something uniquely special about it. Sylvie Tellier has succeeded in cementing the Miss France family, and now it’s something very precious. I wouldn’t have got half as far as I have done without the boost of being Miss France.
You’re committed to protecting the environment and especially the oceans. Are you worried about the state of the planet? Yes, I am - but I’m also very
Last year you had over 500,000 Instagram followers, and now you have 697,000. What effect does that have on you? It’s hard to grasp. What goes on behind the screen is a bit intangible. I try to meet my
followers at events but I don’t spend each day wondering if I’ve picked up any more followers. Still, it’s a huge boost and all the people who “like”, comment and voice their opinions encourage me to do better every day. It’s a lot of pressure! (laughs) Do you have any time left over from supporting environmental causes, writing books and being a journalist, businesswoman and influencer for your private life? Of course! I’ll always have room for family, romantic relationships and later on for having a family myself. They’re where I get all my energy from. What are your plans for 2020? I hope all the different projects we’ve talked about continue to grow and develop. It’s like a picture made up of lots of colours. The bigger the picture gets, the brighter the colours are and the more I love looking at it. I say to myself, We’ve got a fair bit done in nine years. Let’s hope it goes on that way!
maestro of glamour
hat (or rather who) do Lady Gaga, Linda Evangelista, Jerry Hall, George Michael and Cindy Sander have in common? Clue: the man behind the 1992 scent “Angel”, which launched the trend for so-called “gourmand” perfumes and came close to supplanting the legendary Chanel N°5 as the world’s top-selling fragrance. The answer, of course, is Thierry Mugler - couturier to the stars and star among couturiers. For 30 years, the Mugler woman led fashion in outrageously glamorous style - by turns sexy science-fiction heroine, leather-clad S&M dominatrix, power-suited businesswoman and illuminated Vestal Virgin, always featuring his trademark oversized shoulders and waspwaist. At last, Mugler is getting the retrospective he deserves, with the international exhibition “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime”. After a dazzling success in Montreal, it is now on at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal - a fantastic opportunity for European millennials to discover the high-octane designer now known as Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose influence on fashion continues to fascinate. Too funky!
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Helmut Newton, Outfit Thierry Mugler
At the end of 2002, the fashion world mourned. Couture genius Thierry Mugler had just announced that he was abandoning the catwalk: the Clarins group that had owned his brand since 1997 was closing down the couture side of its business owing to financial losses. After three decades in the vanguard of French fashion, alongside his friends Jean Paul Gaultier, Claude Montana and Azzedine Alaia, Mugler discreetly bowed out, saying he was going to spend time on personal interests such as stage direction, costume design and photography. He has been a hard act to follow: recent successors such as Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer (in 2011), David Koma (in 2014), and Casey Cadwallader (since 2018) have struggled to breathe new life into the Mugler brand. “Thierry 60
Mugler: Couturissime”, the first international retrospective of the legendary couturier’s work, is a nostalgia-fest for Mugler fans.
Couturissime! Following the dazzling success of the first-ever Mugler retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam pays tribute to the visionary talent of Manfred Thierry Mugler. Until now, Mugler had always refused to conscion exhibitions of his work: “People have often invited me to exhibit my work, but I’m not someone who lives in the past.” This time was different: “Nathalie Bondil and Thierry-Maxime Loriot are the ideal curators and I share their vision for this exhibition. Without the past, there can be
no future, so I hope this exhibition will pave the way for a creative future that will inspire the public.” The exhibition is conceived as a six-act opera that revisits Mugler’s emblematic designs and collaborations via spectacular staged set pieces. The mouthwatering menu features over 150 outfits designed between 1977 and 2014, specially restored for the exhibition, plus accessories, stage costumes, videos, film clips, archive material and never-previously-seen sketches. It also includes about 100 visuals and rare original photographs by a long list of famous artists and fashion photographers including Guy Bourdin, Jean-Paul Goude, Karl Lagerfeld, Paolo Roversi, David LaChapelle, Pierre and Gilles, and Steven Meisel. An entire room is given over to the
collaboration between Mugler and the photographer Helmut Newton. The whole thing is a feast for the eyes, transporting us instantaneously to the 1980s nightclub Le Palace or the Cirque d’hiver in 1995.
The Mugler galaxy By adhering to a strict set of principles and a highly identifiable style, Mugler reigned supreme over French fashion for almost 30 years. His inimitable (but much copied) style was the target of envious commentators and killjoys in some sectors of the press. But pace the critics, in the early 1980s, Thierry Mugler’s fashion ideal offered a new vision of women - an ultra-feminine, all-conquering femme fatale who lived her life as if she was permanently on stage. The very
Patrice Stable, Thierry Mugler
first outfits he designed in 1973 for his brand Café de Paris (he launched his own-name brand a year later) were already the complete opposite of the laidback folk-hippy style of the day. Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s and Hitchcock’s ice-cool heroines, Mugler’s suit-clad woman strode confidently forward, sure of herself and her allure - with not a layered skirt in sight. Throughout his career as a fashion designer, Mugler stuck to his fantasy version of femaleness - coldly elegant, futuristic and highly sexualized, with oversized square shoulders, a nipped-in waist and a curvaceous silhouette that sublimated the body - combined with superbly skilled cutting and use of innovative materials such as leather, metal, plastic and vinyl. “I love severe, impeccable women who are capable of going to
extremes,” he explained (for those who hadn’t got the message) on earning the coveted title of grand couturier in 1992. From then on, his muse metamorphosed into a power-suited businesswoman, a dungeon dominatrix, a venomous insect-woman, a comic-strip heroine or a mutant robot, as the fancy took her. Who shall I be today? she seemed to ask.
Welcome to the cabaret! Long before Chanel and Dior turned their défilés into fully-fledged extravaganzas, Mugler conceived his catwalk shows as theatrical performances - over-the-top son et lumière spectacles featuring a lineup of present and past supermodels, singers and drag queens from his circle of friends. The unforgettable 1992 clip for George
Michael’s Too Funky captures the highly-charged ambience. Since leaving the world of fashion, the renamed and remodelled Mugler (he now boasts an impressive body-builder’s physique) seems to have found a new vocation - or rather, two. As well as indulging his longterm passion for photography, for which he seems to have an endless fount of ideas, he has returned to the stage where he began his career as a teenager in the corps de ballet at the Opéra de Strasbourg, trying his hand at every aspect of theatrical production, from direction to costumes and from lighting to choreography. After working with with the Cirque du Soleil, he opened his own variety show cabaret, Mugler Follies, in Paris in 2013. The following year, he mounted a larger-than-life show called The Wyld, intended as a
contemporary, highly personal take on music-hall, in Berlin. Yet even as we applaud his opulent stage shows, we can’t help feeling nostalgic for his fashion designs - and we haven’t lost hope that he might return to fashion one day. In fact, we’re taking the fact that Kim Kardashian wore a Manfred Thierry Mugler outfit at the Met Gala (Jealous? Moi?) as a sign that Mugler isn’t done with fashion yet.
FURTHER INFORMATION: “THIERRY MUGLER:COUTURISSIME” 13 OCTOBER 2019 TO 8 MARCH 2020 KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM MUSEUMPARK, WESTZEEDIJK 341 3015 AA ROTTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS 61
inspirational shoe designs
ed soles are Parisian shoe designer Christian Louboutinâ€™s trademark, and his designs are a byword for sophisticated style and elegant curves. Over the last 30 years, he has become shoemaker to the stars - and to princesses. His firm has succeeded in holding onto its cherished independence, allowing the designer to give a free rein to his instincts and respond to spur-of-the-moment ideas. A fabulous exhibition at the Palais de la Porte-DorĂŠe, in Paris, scheduled to open in February 2020, celebrates his designs and explores his inspirations. By Laure Delvigo
Retrospectives always present a challenge. The curator has to convey the passage of time without pickling things in aspic, present the creative artist’s brimming imagination without sanitizing it and show the vital interaction between friendships and inspirations. This is the first large-scale exhibition of Christian Louboutin’s designs, covering nearly 30 prolific years of simultaneously erudite and joyful creative activity. Olivier Gabet, the Exhibition Commissioner and Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, has worked closely with Christian Louboutin. The resulting take on the designer’s work is as generous as you would expect - a free-ranging, quirkily imaginative journey, underpinned by a thorough knowledge of the world, art and fashion, in which inventiveness, sensitivity, love of spectacle and a sense of humour always go hand in hand. The exhibition will take place in 2020, at the Palais de la PorteDorée, in Paris - a masterpiece of art deco architecture whose imposing facade is the dominant feature of the neighbourhood Louboutin grew up in. This stunning building used to house France’s national collections of African and Oceanian
art, and Louboutin often visited the museum. The grandeur of the architecture, the opulent interior and the mysterious beauty and human yet magical aura of the artworks displayed made a strong impression on him, opening up his imagination and firing him with curiosity about other parts of the world and their cultures. Flamboyant exoticism, boundless inventiveness and superb craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Louboutin’s shoe designs, which are worn by musicians, film stars, crowned heads and sports personalities. The Parisian-born designer was already sketching shoes at the age
of 12. He did an internship at the Folies Bergère when he was still in his teens, then worked for Charles Jourdan, who was making shoes for the Christian Dior brand at the time. After that, he became the personal assistant of the great shoe designer Roger Vivier. Vivier had trained as a sculptor and taught the young Louboutin the importance of perfect lines and outstanding craftsmanship. Louboutin then spent a period as a landscape gardener, before taking his destiny into his own hands in 1991, when he opened his first shoe salon in Paris’ 1st arrondissement and set up the firm that bears his name.
Souliers Pensée - © Christian Louboutin
Whitaker Malem, Londres - © Macassar Productions
Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjeeand his team - Mumbai, 2019 - © Macassar Productions
Christian Louboutin and Olivier Gabet at La Maison du Vitrail, Paris - © José Castellar
Another reason why Christian Louboutin occupies a unique niche in the world of contemporary fashion is that his work is rooted in popular culture. One of Louboutin’s earliest designs was inspired by a picture of Princess Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal. The sadness he sensed in her prompted him to design a pair of pumps decorated with the word “LOVE” in capital letters, “LO” one one foot and “VE” on the other, to make her feel happy every time she looked at her feet. Another landmark moment came in 1992. A prototype had come in that Louboutin felt was lacking something. Meanwhile, 66
his assistant was painting her nails. Suddenly the designer the bottle of nail-polish and painted the sole a glossy bright red. The prototype was transformed as if by magic, and Louboutin’s legendary red soles were born. This spontaneity perfectly illustrates the way he has built up his firm - a firm that has remained resolutely independent, giving the designer the freedom to be follow his instincts and spur-of-the-moment inspirations. Some fantastic partnerships have grown out of chance encounters, travels and conversations. Louboutin works with craftspeople based in Bhutan, Senegal, India and
Mexico, with artists like Dita von Teese and with the photographer David Lynch. Louboutin never tires of travelling and is an inveterate collector. He surrounds himself with objects that appeal to his love of beauty and spark ideas, and is constantly alert to the sights and sounds around him: “Everywhere I go, there is something to take in - a garden, a museum, a church, a market, a concert, an architectural detail... My inspirations mainly result from an openness to new ideas. I try to let my gaze rove where other people don’t go.”
FURTHER INFORMATION: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN THE EXHIBITION 25 FEBRUARY TO 26 JULY 2020 PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE 293, AVENUE DAUMESNIL 75012 PARIS - FRANCE WWW.PALAIS-PORTEDOREE.FR
«If I were a...» Maud Ganry Boutaric, the founder of How to Spa, reveals her personality
Beauty is not just about the externals, so we asked Maud Ganry Boutaric, the founder of How To Spa, to tell us about herself. In this exclusive interview for Blush, she provides fascinating insights into her character and her career in beauty and well-being and shares some traveller’s tales. Interviewed by Quitterie Pasquesoone
If I were a country, I would be... Botswana. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world, but I fell totally in love with Botswana. Its people are amazingly kind and friendly and its superb landscapes and wildlife makes you feel humbled by the beauty of our planet. If I were an animal, I would be... An otter. When I was on a trip to Vancouver, I found out what my totem animal* was, just for fun. It turned out to be the otter. Otters are supposed to be creative, curious, honest, humorous and humane, but also rebellious and unpredictable. That’s a pretty accurate summing-up of my character. If I were a colour, I would be... Orange. I’ve always found the colour orange inspirational and cheering. Its differing shades remind me of sunsets I’ve seen on my travels, from southern Africa to the Maldives and Greece. There is something warm and human about orange. I associate it with humanity, gaiety and hope. If I were a musical instrument, I would be... A guitar. I’ve always loved music, and not a day goes by without my listening to it. I like all kinds of music and am moved by all of them, depending on my mood. I had the good fortune to learn to play the piano as a child, and in the last few years, I’ve been learning to play the guitar. It’s an elegant, sensual instrument, and it’s fun and not too difficult to improvise little jazz-style compositions. If I were a jewel or a stone, I would be... Rose Quartz. In lithotherapy, whose benefits I’m becoming increasingly convinced of, it is known for its soothing properties. It rep-
resents love and tenderness, because it is associated with the fourth primary chakra - the heart chakra. If I were a character trait, I would be... Unconventional. It defines one side of my personality quite well. I’ve never set out to fit in with the norm, either in my career or in my general attitude to life. I like to shake up the rules and move things forward, although I also have a deep respect for the founding values of the various world cultures. If I were one of the senses, I would be... Smell. Working in first beauty, then well-being, my sense of smell has always been important to me. When I was learning about cosmetics and scent, I enjoyed assessing the olfactory properties of ingredients and their effects on the mind. In the spa context, it’s vital that the client be surrounded by soothing aromas during well-being sessions. Particular scents affect your mind and body in specific ways: white flowers and lavender have powerful relaxing properties; citrus fruit and spices energize; and eucalyptus cleanses and revitalizes. If I were a type of massage, I would be... Aromatherapy massage. The prolonged strokes make it very relaxing. The massage therapist can adjust the amount of pressure they apply and the areas massaged and choose from a range of oils to achieve a particular result. It’s a type of massage that can be tailored to the client’s needs, making it ideal for people who have never been to a spa before.
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inspirational bags in limited edition versions
Creator and artistic director of her eponymously titled brand, Lyne Juline creates timeless and elegant bags, available in limited editions. We met with the designer for an exclusive interview for Blush Magazine. Interview by Quitterie Pasquesoone - Translated by Emma Lingwood
What does the Lyne Juline brand offer? I think that creation in the field of leather goods today is too ephemeral and too focused on fashion trends. We tend to live in the moment, without paying too much attention to the future and with little regard for the past. Therefore, I would like the Lyne Juline brand to offer a timeless, classic range of leather goods that are attractive to all generations. My creative motto, if I can define it that way, is the following: timeless originality and absolute exclusivity. Hence the importance of limited editions. Each model exists in just one hundred or so copies. In a sense, customers choose a Lyne Juline bag for its exclusive aspect. My bags break free from the straitjacket of seasons and fashion trends. They are a refusal of uniformity, of wearing difference with pride. Where does your inspiration come from? I was born in Paris. My mother’s Algerian and my father comes from Martinique. The richness of my blended origins has been a source of inspiration; it has provided me 70
with a certain open-mindedness and has constantly fired my imagination. I instinctively work with colour and enjoy creating harmonies between colours. I am curious by nature and I love observing people and everything around me. My creative process begins by focusing on an emotion, by observing an architectural detail or a simple everyday activity. For example, some of my designs feature an integrated wallet. I got the idea for this when looking for loose change at the bottom of a bag. I wanted to make it possible to access your spare change even when your bag is closed. In the creative process, you need to ask yourself questions about the functions of the bag and what could be done or what detail could be brought to make everyday life easier. Similarly, I have created several models in microfiber leather in response to the demands of my vegan customers. Can you tell us about your background? I’m self-taught. I’ve been drawing and designing since I was a teenager. I used to copy the designs for dresses from mail-order catalogues. In 2012, after
my studies in law, I decided to open a ready-to-wear boutique. I made a first trip to China to meet with suppliers. When I got back, I realized that my store would simply be selling copies of luxury brands. I decided to create my own brand instead. I took graphic design classes and I designed my first models, inspired by the tote bag. In 2017, I created my first line of men’s bags. In September 2019, Lyne Juline participated in Paris Fashion Week. Where does your passion for bags come from? I like accessories, shoes, jewellery, hats and of course, handbags. For me, a handbag is the final touch to any outfit. I believe that every moment of daily life should have its own special bag. In fashion and on the high street, I have never found the ideal bag to satisfy these moments. This is why I decided to create them myself. The handbag is a companion. The ultimate fashion detail. How would you define your style? I want the Lyne Juline brand to be timeless, extremely chic, sporty and smart. I want to
create a sense of surprise but without provocation. I want to transform handbags, messenger bags and clutches into a highly personal accessory. When designing for women, my aim is to combine elegance and practicality. I want my creations to have an immediate impact so that customers fall in love with them at first sight. When it comes to men’s designs, my collections offer a range of colours and details in a world of male accessories that up until now have been somewhat basic. I want men to be able to accept and embrace their feminine side. Who is the target audience of your creations? I want my designs to be a stylish and practical partner, whatever the circumstances, for the modern and dynamic man and woman, who lead an active life. My products are designed to be a distinguishing feature. The man or woman sporting a Lyne Juline bag seeks to stand out from the crowd. They are the ambassadors of the brand.
FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.LYNEJULINE.COM
Authentiques PARIS Kit out your dressing-room à la française No home is complete without somewhere to store your clothes properly and give them the attention they deserve. A dressing-room is the ideal solution - but it’s only the first step. To maintain your treasured garments and fashion accessories in perfect condition, it’s vital to have the correct equipment. That’s where Authentiques Paris comes in. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
French through and through French start-up Authentiques Paris specializes in dressing-room accessories for customers who insist on the very best. Its discreetly sophisticated product ranges are the last word in dressing-room chic, epitomising the elegance and superb craftsmanship that are the hallmark of French luxury goods. And by pledging to offer only items that are made in France from start to finish, Authentiques Paris helps preserve local crafts and the beautiful French countryside, just as you would expect from a brand that champions quality and tradition.
De luxe dressing room accessories Authentiques Paris has anticipated every possible requirement for a well-ordered dressing-room: wooden and leather-covered coat-hangers, complete shoe care kits, hat-stands and dressing-room 72
chairs. To take the best possible care of your beautiful shirts, fine Italian shoes and exquisite evening gowns and present them to their best advantage, only top-quality accessories will do, so all Authentiques Paris products are made from the finest materials, and every last detail has been carefully thought out. Each item can be adapted to suit the decor and setting, be it a yacht or a private jet, a town apartment, a holiday home or a country house, and every aspect can be personalized to create the precise effect you have in mind, with a range of finishes to choose from for leather and wood components, hooks, and so on. It is a brand to delight even the most demanding.
Ready-made coat-hangers for instant chic For customers who want instant elegance, Authentiques Paris’ luxurious accessories are just a couple of clicks away. Ready-made leather-covered coat-hangers for shirts, jackets,
trousers and skirts can be purchased from the brand’s website in packs of six, two of each type, in beige and brown for women and brown and beige for men, made in France to the very highest standards.
Shoe shine mats the latest must-have item Our personal favourite is the shoe shine mat. Authentiques Paris has turned an essential daily shoe care accessory into a thing of beauty. Designed to be unrolled and rolled up again each time you use it, Authentiques Paris’ double-sided bull calf leather shoe shine mats come with their own coordinated leather strap and button fastening. They can be purchased with or without a complete shoe care kit comprising a 50 ml tin of beeswax shoe polish, a “palot” applicator brush, a polishing cloth, a medium-sized polishing brush and a shoehorn - everything you need to keep your footwear looking impeccable at all times.
FURTHER INFORMATION: AUTHENTIQUES PARIS SHOWROOMS FRANCE FINGERS STYLE 6, RUE DE LANGEAIS 49300 CHOLET LONDON CASTANIER BESPOKE 7 DENMAN PLACE SOHO, LONDON W1D 7AH WWW.AUTHENTIQUES-PARIS.COM
The man behind Authentiques Paris Authentiques Paris was started in the Loire Valley by Laurent Gohe. A connoisseur of fine shoes and luxury accessories, GohĂŠ has been working with leading luxury brands in France and other European countries behind the scenes for over 20 years. Himself a stickler for quality and good taste, GohĂŠ actively encourages his customers to indulge their whims. As he puts it, "The more demanding they are, the further we push the boundaries in terms of creativity and superb French craftsmanship."
Ramp up the glam o u r with a rich mix of t e x t u r e s An avalanche of gold and metal sweeps us back to the seventies and eighties and all-night clubbing sessions at Studio 54 and Le Palace. Itâ€™s all about fun, and glitter is tops for dazzling on the dancefloor. By Patrycja Matysiak
1. MAISON MICHEL - Kiki in black felt and gold chainmail. 2. MAISON POURCHET - Casetta Lame in metallic leather. 3. BEGUM KHAN - Pharaoh Party Earrings in crystal rhodium bonbon. 4. PIERRE HARDY - Alpha Pad bag, in lamb leather. 5. GUCCI - Plexiglass clutch bag with embroidery. 6. ELIE SAAB - Bronze medium leather tote. 7. LOUBOUTIN - Anitapal. 8. VINYL FACTORY - Peterson sunglasses in metal and a pont of acetate. 9. GUCCI - Golden leather pumps. 10. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI - Sandal in black leather with big gold leather Lilium flower. 11. ROCHAS - Silk Mules. 12. MELE & MARIE - Clutch bag in mother of pearl ,decorated with insects, flowers and pearls. The hand is made in golden pelated metal. 13. ROGER VIVIER - Tikiiviv mule.
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For 2 days of utter relaxation
head to the Fontcaude Hotel & Spa
Who could resist the joys of being pampered with a bespoke Sothys treatment in a relaxing and exclusive setting? In natural surroundings, the tranquil and intimate Fontcaude Spa offers impeccable treatments and service all year round.
Photo ÂŠ V&V Photography
By Laure Delvigo
Photo © Antonin Grenier
Turn back time with an Intensive Youth Treatment If your skin shows signs of wrinkles, Sothys Intensive Youth Treatment will be prescribed on your personalized skincare plan. Combining science and Digi-Esthétique® techniques, 78
this innovative care programme promises to erase the fine lines and wrinkles on your face that have accumulated over a sixyear period. The secret to its success: ßP3. TRI-COMPLEX TM, a complete care, enriched with saffron flower and Sophora, two ingredients capable of plumping and smoothing your face while keeping the signs of ageing at bay.
Bid farewell to oxidative stress! Did you know that 80% of the signs of ageing are due to our environment? Stress, pollution, UV rays… Every day, we expose our skin to multiple aggressors, resulting in an imbalance of free radicals. This imbalance generates lines and wrinkles on the skin: the famous signs of ageing. Sothys understands this process. Its Intensive Youth Treatment not only promises to turn back time but also offers guests a moment of pure relaxation. Carried out by expert hands, this 75-minute treatment brings you all the benefits of an ultra-targeted care, combined with anti-ageing Digi-Esthétique® techniques. Afterwards, your skin will be firmer, your complexion smoother and your wrinkles considerably less visible. An effect that lasts for up to 30 days after the treatment.
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Sothys treatment is an unforgettable experience. Guests are guaranteed a warm welcome from Adeline Gonçalves, Spa Manager and former tennis champion, who once played at the highest level. Adeline is devoted to making customers happy by transforming each treatment at the Fontcaude Spa into a unique and memorable moment of well-being. Treat your senses with sumptuous products and expert hands: this is an experience to be offered at least once in a lifetime. The Fontcaude Spa is located 20 minutes from Montpellier in a peaceful setting: a veritable haven of serenity with its neutral, earthy colours. Whether you are staying at the estate, are an experienced golfer or just passing through Juvignac, take time to relax and unwind with the Fontcaude Signature Ritual, a 75-minute relaxing overall body care treatment or a Sothys Intensive Youth Treatment. We tested the latter and by the end of the session, stress and tension were a thing of the past!
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Five steps or 75 minutes of happiness After receiving your personalized skincare diagnosis, it’s time for your treatment to begin. The process starts by gently removing make-up, followed by a preparative exfoliating lotion, and the application of a rejuvenating exfoliating paste. Phase 2: multi-zoning. The aim here is to target wrinkles and fine lines by injecting them with Sothys miraculous youth lift serums. Like a magic potion, they immediately restore tonus and elasticity to your face. A divine modelling massage accentuates the effect. Precise gestures, the perfect amount of pressure and a toning balm take effect while soft hands restore a radiant glow to your complexion. The final phase is the multi-masking phase that combines no less than four anti-ageing treatments. Firstly, a toning mask is used to densify the epidermis; secondly, a dermo-filler erases imperfections, and thirdly, a dermo-lifting mask is applied to create an immediate firming effect. This phase
culminates in a lifting peel-off mask that erases any last imperfections. At the end of the treatment, guests can choose between a youth serum and cream to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. Guests are encouraged to prolong the wellness experience by enjoying the sauna, steam room, and the remarkable Iyashi Dôme, a Japanese sauna ritual, appreciated by HRH Princess Charlene of Monaco, who discovered the treatment at the Fontcaude Spa during her visit to the region. Or simply relax with a book by the pool. We advise guests to spend a full weekend at the Fontcaude Hotel & Spa in order to take full advantage of all that the venue offers. The Hotel & Spa boasts a warm welcome, sumptuous suites, serene natural surroundings, an 18-hole international golf course and a high-tech sports centre, run by two-time Handball World Champion Gregory Anquetil. At the sports centre, you may run into some of the best handball players from the MHB and football players from AS Monaco.
Always upbeat, Gregory’s aim is to motivate guests looking for a more intensive fitness regime. Thalassotherapy enthusiasts meanwhile are sure to fall in love with the two large pools fed by the historic Fontcaude spring. This mineralized water is rich in both salts and magnesium. With glowing skin and a relaxed body and mind, we took a nap before enjoying a healthy but delicious dinner created by Chef Charles Tarravello. The Fontcaude philosophy is to take the time for one’s well-being, a philosophy that is also reflected in the establishment’s culinary offerings. Here, the emphasis is on local produce—vegetables, meat and fish—with a short distance from the source to the plate, resulting in a healthy, generous and gourmet cuisine. Flawless satin-smooth skin, titillated taste buds and high spirits: is this the definition of happiness?
FURTHER INFORMATION: +33 (0)4.67.410.420 WWW.HOTEL-SPA-FONTCAUDE.FR 79
Innovation & Effectiveness For Swiss skincare brand Callys, the most important question is “Does it work?” Based in the Lake Geneva area, in Switzerland, since 1975, Callys cleverly combines nature with technology, using top-quality, highly effective active ingredients to create appealingly presented, innovative anti-ageing skincare products. By Apolline Chaize
Natural hypoallergenic products
Glycolagen Serum lifts and tones for instant radiance
Pierre Leunis, the company’s founder, allows no synthetic chemicals to be used in making the active ingredients in Callys’ skincare products. Instead, natural substances are perfected in the laboratory to create highly effective specialized products. Users and professionals in the beauty salons, perfume shops, pharmacies and treatment clinics where Callys’ skincare products can be found testify to their effectiveness on a day-to-day basis. Callys’ range currently comprises five serums made from floral waters, pure double molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and generous quantities of high-quality active ingredients to ensure immediate, long-lasting effects. All Callys serums are vegan and hypoallergenic, and their formulae are suitable for all skin types, including highly sensitive skin.
Glycolagen contains plant polysaccharides that lift and tone the skin and orange-flower water to boost circulation, immediately producing a radiant glow. Over time, users of Glycolagen notice that their skin texture becomes finer. This serum will revive dull, fatigued skin and help your skin recover its tautness.
Hyaluron Serum for deep hydration Hyaluron deeply hydrates your skin and helps maintain its natural moisture balance. It instantly lubricates and plumps up the skin, giving it a smooth texture that shows off your complexion to its best advantage. It effectively moisturizes both the superficial and the deep layers of the epidermis. Hyaluron restores the skin’s natural moisture balance, making it ideal for dry and combination skins.
Phytocell Serum for cell repair Phytocell is an antioxidant serum that really does help damaged skin regenerate. Its 15 active ingredients have been carefully selected to specifically meet the needs of mature skin types. As well as boosting cell repair, it lightens age spots and protects the skin from harmful elements in the external environment and ageing caused by exposure to light. Users report that they are thrilled with the results.
Sublimize Eye Contour Gel for clearer skin and better circulation Sublimize is a triple-action gel that combats under-eye shadows and wrinkles and eliminates dead skin cells. It combines active ingredients that help the skin rid itself of toxins and improve circulation in the area round the eyes with a cooling peppermint water base. Applying Sublimize is a deli-
ciously soothing and relaxing experience!
Capilor Serum for stronger, healthier hair This serum is applied to the scalp while wet. Tanks to its sanitizing action on the scalp, Capilor reinforces hair structure, thereby boosting volume and stopping hair-loss. The vegetal keratin it contains supplies hair with the nutrients it needs - with amazing results. Callys’ serums come in the form of cool, non-greasy gels. All Callys’ skincare products respect the skin’s natural pH balance, are easily absorbed by all types of skin, and their effect are superbly long-lasting.
FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.CALLYS.COM
a Swiss cosmetic brand INEO offers high-end but accessible cosmetics for men looking to care for both themselves and the environment. Their bespoke range covers all skin-care needs by offering cosmetics that combine Swiss innovation and expertise with precious, natural ingredients. By Apolline Chaize
Authenticity INEO is a family business catering to the needs of today’s modern man. This innovative brand makes use of 85% to 98% natural components, taking inspiration from both science and nature. INEO’s products are developed in their Swiss laboratories by teams whose expertise in cosmetology guarantees quality, rigor and traceability. Working closely with the laboratories, INEO privileges a relationship 82
of proximity and transparency that contributes to the authenticity of the brand.
Getting started In Latin, INEO means “I undertake, I start or I launch myself into”. This young brand invites men to discover a range of high-quality, effective, fresh, and masculine cosmetics with a pleasant texture. INEO’s range of Swiss-made male cosmetics makes use of environmentally
friendly processes to extract the precious natural ingredients offered by the country’s remarkable biodiversity. The various treatments and products guarantee optimal efficiency through their combined use of science and nature, and the pragmatic but attractive packaging is adapted to a busy lifestyle. Furthermore, customers can purchase the INEO range online from the comfort of their own home, freeing up time for other activities and pursuits.
The founders Siblings Juliette and Clément Seneca are the founders of the INEO brand. “Today we can say that more and more men have put their trust in our products. Our aim is to remain accessible and open to any questions they may have. This is one way for us to stay connected and close to our customers’ needs.” FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.INEOCARE.COM
SWISS MADE MEN LUXURY SKINCARE
Male elegance Louie 21 offers an eco-friendly and ethical personal care range for the health-andbeauty conscious man. Made in France, the products are respectful of the skin and the planet—the brand is committed to the “1% for the Planet” scheme. Louie 21 was awarded the H. Pierantoni Innovation Prize for 2019. By Apolline Chaize
What men want Most men today have a deep-rooted desire to “age well”. The skincare range offered by Louie 21 promises tighter, brighter and more toned skin. Visible results that allow men to feel and look good. According to Sophie and Jean-François Lemetayer—the founders of Louie 21—“men have understood that taking care of themselves brings balance and harmony.”
Bespoke exfoliating treatment Men lead busy lives where time flies. With its elegant packaging, the Soin Complet 3/1 Louie 21, moisturizes, soothes and fights the signs of aging in one product. This light emulsion contains plankton, an energizing extract “that is more effective in helping the skin fight against environmental oxidative stress”. This soothing product, composed of eleven
active ingredients, has a 3-in-1 effect: after-shave lotion, moisturizer and anti-aging cream. The lotion comes in a 50-ml format, perfectly adapted to the needs of active men on the go.
The complete plankton range Featured in the Louie 21 expert skincare range is the Enzyme Facial Scrub: a grain-
free exfoliant that delicately removes impurities and unclogs pores. Frequently irritated by shaving, men’s skin needs a scrub that minimizes sensitivity. Simply apply the scrub, wait and rinse.
A fresh new look Louie 21 completes its range with the Gel Frais Anti-Fatigue
Paupières. This eyelid gel has been designed “to rejuvenate the contours of the eye in minutes.” The revitalizing feel of the surgical steel rollerball, its massaging movement and the treatment’s active ingredients immediately reduce puffiness. The eyelids are toned and illuminated.
Pure efficiency The effectiveness of Louie 21’s expert care range has been approved by countless men. The brand is ethical too. Louie 21 is 100% natural and contains 0% petrochemical and controversial ingredients. The products are non-greasy and guarantee visible results. It has been awarded the “Organic Cosmetics” and “French Quality” labels.
FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.LOUIE21.FR
Best of the Season
There’s no mistaking the glow of inner well-being, and listening to our senses and observing everyday rituals are key to achieving that serenity. This winter brings a rich haul of cosmetics that work with your skin to help you get back in touch with your true nature. By Laure Delvigo
LANCÔME NEW ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE A unique complex of seven prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts, carefully selected to supply sugars, amino acids and lipids that are vital to the health of the skin and the cutaneous microbiome. The patent self-loading pipette dropper delivers exactly the right amount of prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts. New Advanced Génifique strengthens the skin’s natural barrier and helps it regenerate itself, so that your skin heals more quickly, is more resilient and looks significantly younger. 20ml - €55.00 / 30 ml - €85.00 50 ml - €116.00 / 75 ml - €137.00 115 ml - €185.00 D-LAB NUTRICOSMETICS ABSOLU FROM CBD Everyone’s talking about CBD’s ground-breaking new product Absolu. Made from Cannabis sativa (hemp) plant extracts, but with no mind-altering or euphoria-inducing effects, it reduces inflammation, alleviates skin conditions such as acne and acts as a barrier against pollutants such as heavy metals. Used over a period, it restores neurohormonal balance, regulates levels of cortisol in the blood and boosts production of the “happiness hormone” serotonin. You are recommended to take it regularly over a period of two months. Absolu from CBD – Bottle of 28 gluten-free plant-based capsules. RRP: €38.00 - dlabparis.com Available online exclusively at www.sephora.fr. 86
ELIZABETH ARDEN VITAMIN C CERAMIDE CAPSULES RADIANCE RENEWAL SERUM These biodegradable single-dose capsules contain an active ingredient shown to be 178 times as effective as conventional Vitamin C. Its powerful brightening effect combines with ceramides to keep your skin looking youthful and your complexion clear and glowing. Not only that: it fades brown age-spots and redness and combats free radicals. A highly potent combination of active ingredients improves absorption, maximizing the local effectiveness of the Vitamin C in the areas where the serum is applied. After just one application, your complexion will be visibly brighter. VITAMIN C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum, 30 capsules €48.00 VITAMIN C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum, 60 capsules €90.00 RINGANA FRESH RICH CREAM This face cream for daily use on dry skin contains algal-based astaxanthin, a recently-discovered antioxidant that protects the skin from the effects of stress. Its natural reddish pigment colours the cream a delicate rose-pink. Other innovative ingredients include rock rose and five-leaf ginseng extracts to stimulate tired skin cells and oil of cuckoo-flower to moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth. 50 ml - €50.60
SOTHYS DETOX ENERGIE™ DEPOLLUTING YOUTH CREAM This purifying cream is a powerful ally against the combined onslaught of stress and pollution, restoring your skin’s natural balance and bringing a radiant glow to even the dullest complexion. Its secret ingredient is a biomimetic marine complex that repairs the damage done to your skin microbiome by urban living conditions and boosts your skin’s defences to help your complexion regain its youthful freshness. Using the Depolluting Youth Cream in combination with the Energizing Serum, a highly concentrated blend of active ingredients that eliminate toxins, oxygenate and energize, will increase its effectiveness tenfold! After just a week of regular applications, your skin will positively radiate health. Depolluting Youth Cream / 50 ml jar / RRP from beauty salons: €74.00 Energizing Serum / 30 ml dropper bottle / RRP from beauty salons: €80.00 MÉTHODE BRIGITTE KETTNER PRE-PEEL FORTE CREAM Suitable for vegans, this cream has a truly amazing effect, producing an instant glow that will last for 12 to 24 hours and leaving the skin smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking. Pre-peel Forte Cream acts as a buffer against impurities and combats early signs of ageing by improving skin texture and elasticity and minimizing pores. Ideal for special occasions, after treatment for acne (for best results, leave on all night) or as a base for other skincare products. 30ml - €57.50 - 50ml - €89.90 88
ANNE SÉMONIN PRECIOUS PEARL ICE CUBES Precious Pearl Ice Cubes are the latest addition to Anne Sémonin’s range of cryotherapy-based products. Containing hyaluronic acid for its powerful moisturizing properties, pearl extract to boost cell renewal, hydrolysed silk protein to prevent moisture loss and help firm the skin, and alpine edelweiss flower extract to protect against sun damage and combat free radicals, these ice cubes will transform dull, lifeless skin into a clear, glowing complexion within moments, making them an ideal instant pick-me-up to apply before a public appearance or an evening out. Pack of 6 Ice Cubes (6 x 7 ml ice cubes) – €85.00
ZO SKIN HEALTH BY ZEIN OBAGI INTENSE EYE CRÈME This eye treatment uses retinol and advanced peptides to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as the overall tone and texture of skin to wake up tired eyes. Optical diffusers in this anti-ageing eye care cream help to reduce the appearance of dark circles whilst soothing agents help to decrease puffy eyes. Suitable for all skin types to repair and prevent signs of ageing in the eye area. Intense Eye Repair can help to treat dry skin around eyes, dull skin, crow’s feet, puffy eyes, crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, dark circles around eyes and a loss of elasticity. zoskinhealth.com
LIPS WITH PIZZAZZ
Think glossy red, soft coral and glittering gold! With this winter’s lipsticks, you’re guaranteed to cause a sensation, online or on the dancefloor, at home or out on the tiles. By Laure Delvigo
YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY ROUGE PUR COUTURE Precious-s-s! Who can resist the lure of these collectable, utterly feminine, supremely covetable Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks? Especially now that four new shades designed by Tom Pecheux have been added to the range. N° 95 Dazzling Carmin, a voluptuous burgundy red, guarantees instant glamour, while N° 340 Or Cuivre’s star-spangled copper heralds party nights to remember. €35.50 LAURA MERCIER COLLECTION ROUGE ESSENTIEL SILKY CREME LIPSTICK This silky creme lipstick contains Mediterranean Sea Algae Extract to moisturize and visibly smooth the delicate skin of your lips and micronized coated pigments for intense colour and an even texture. Lasts for six hours without drying, fading or feathering and comes in 30 shades. A must! €34 LANCÔME L’ABSOLU ROUGE RUBY CREAM LIPSTICK Lipsticks like glowing gems with a crystal-shaped bullet, enriched with tourmaline powder for a naturally glossy satin finish. As well as being wonderfully comfortable and long-lasting, they contain 25% more pigments than traditional lipsticks for heightened colour intensity, with a colour spectrum that ranges from bright reds to baby-soft nudes and includes 15 brand-new shades. €34 90
GIORGIO ARMANI LIP MAESTRO PASSIONE Passion signifies strong emotion, bold gestures, a life lived to the full - and red sums it up better than any other colour. Aficionados of Giorgio Armani’s iconic lip lacquer LIP MAESTRO, with its intense colour and velvety matte texture, will go wild for the new limited edition LIP MAESTRO PASSIONE, in shade #408 - a vibrant, uplifting red. €35.50
CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD LIPS LIQUID LIPSTICK Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most influential cinema make-up artists of her generation. And even though she’s British, she knows how to create a full, velvety-looking Hollywood pout in one elegant swipe! Her secret is special ingredients to combat ageing, provide dense colour and make this liquid lipstick so light it glides on like silk lingerie.
NARS DISCO DUST LIPSTICK In one swipe, you’re ready for the disco lights. Give your lips the star treatment with this glitter-packed high-pigment lipstick and get ready to dazzle the night away. This limited edition comes in six spangled shades and a special Studio 54-themed case inspired by the glitz and decadence of the legendary nightclub. Who will you be tonight, Jerry or Debbie? €32 (Exclusively from Sephora)
PAUL & JOE CS LIPSTICK AND LIPSTICK CASE Cat got your tongue - or at least your favourite lipstick? This cute bright-pink lipstick case might be the season’s most elegant make-up accessory. And the lipsticks it’s designed for are just as delightful. Three sensual, utterly-feminine shades to flatter your lips and set you purring (our personal favourite is the wine red). Lipstick case - Recommended Retail Price €13 Lipstick €18
HUDA BEAUTY POWER BULLET MATTE LIPSTICK - 8 NEW SHADES Huda continues to revel in its obsession with the 1990s, with eight new nostalgia-tinged shades of soft pink and warm brown to waft us back to the heyday of the Spice Girls and Cindy Crawford. €25(Available from ShopHudaBeauty.com, Sephora and Sephora.fr)
CHANTECAILLE LIP CRISTAL A glitter lipstick that feels totally weightless. Its silken colour goes on smoothly and evenly, leaving your lips impeccably glossed and shiny. The light, moisturizing formula feels great and is impressively long-lasting. We love Rose Quartz, a frosted mauve-gold. Limited edition. Exclusively from Le Bon Marché. €52
AN EXCEPTIONAL MARRIAGE OF ART AND WATCHMAKING IN THE MOST SUBLIME MATERIALS Playing with light and shade, the latest Classic Fusion Orlinski series is sculpted in the aesthetic signature of artist Richard Orlinski, including its faceted dial. Designed for those who prefer the very finest watches, the 40mm case is available in titanium or King Gold, transforming the piece into a jeweller’s objet d’art set with brilliant-cut diamonds. No fewer than six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches have been created as a continuation of the artistic and technological alliance between Richard Orlinski and Hublot, following on from the Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon. At the sculptor’s behest, this series has been designed and developed on a smaller scale to satisfy a new clientele. Symbolising the characteristic folds in his often monumental works, edges, bevels and facets have been miniaturised with horological precision to create mirror effects on the dial. The understat92
ed strap in matt black rubber creates an arresting contrast, all the more pronounced on four of the six models whose diamond-set cases create a jewellery effect. What better than the stone with the highest refractive index to reflect the mirror-polished finish typical of the plastic artist’s work? On four of the timepieces, the bezel – a dodecagon which has characterised the creative partnership since 2017 – is set with 54 diamonds and sits on a case which is either fully set with 210 dia-
monds or partially set with 112 diamonds. Free from precious stones, the other two watches exude a more subtle light, with the accent on the pure lines, the graduated light and shade of the materials, and the sharp-angled forms characteristic of Richard Orlinski’s sculptures. A lover of all kinds of art and a vocal advocate of its accessibility to all, Richard Orlinski creates intelligible works and installs them in open-sky settings (Courchevel, Deauville, etc.). Orlinski works to decompart-
mentalise the modes of artistic expression and challenge convention. As the creative force behind these six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches, here he addresses new audiences, women and lovers of timeless stones or sculpture. The Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon attest to the harmonious relationship between watchmaking and art, conveying a subtle message. It makes as much sense to wear art on the wrist as jewellery.
“We adopt a pioneering and exploratory approach. We thrive on challenges. The success of the Aerofusion Chronograph and the Tourbillon has opened up new avenues. These elegant Classic Fusions turn wearing a watch into an everyday art form”. Ricardo Guadalupe CEO HUBLOT
HUBLOT “Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012. The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth. Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watch-
Chances are you will have seen his brightly coloured Pop Art-style multifaceted beasts somewhere before. From his immense “Wild Kong” gorilla sculpture on the Croisette in Cannes and his crocodiles in the sunshine of the Miami Design District, to his 5-metre-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel, Richard Orlinski’s unique works are unmissable. It was in 2004 that Richard Orlinski decided to dedicate himself full time to art. Steeped in pop culture, the artist created a colourful universe inspired by the wildest animals and iconic objects which are central to their time. Driven by a desire to democratise art by making it accessible to the many, Richard Orlinski is a passionate creator who has had to overcome many
obstacles, constantly pushing his limits and reinventing himself. His desire to popularise art also translates into a need to provoke an immediate emotional response, from old and young alike. Far from the diktats of the contemporary art scene, this artist’s works speak for him! A lover of art in all its forms, the sculptor shatters received ideas and never hesitates to blend different forms of artistic expression. Motivated by a global, universal vision, he loves to explore different domains: sculpture, design, music, live performance... Represented by more than 90 galleries in France and abroad, Richard Orlinski has been the bestselling French artist in the world since 2015 (Source: Art Price). www.richardorlinski.com
maker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon). HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé). Discover the HUBLOT universe at the network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich and at HUBLOT.com
“There is a real dynamic of sharing that has been established at Hublot. It is a modern brand with a truly innovative spirit… What brings it all together is our desire to challenge convention”. Richard Orlinski Artist
TIME TREASURING VALUES CARL F. BUCHERER HONORS ITS HERITAGE Time is, with good reason, viewed as a valuable commodity in our fast-paced world. Carl F. Bucherer has long been dedicated to both the fine art of precision timekeeping and the significance of the moment. In doing so, the Swiss watchmaker focuses on the lasting values of sustainability, tradition, excellence, and innovation. It actively adheres to these four maxims, with its exceptional products and handcrafted movements, long-standing partnerships and enduring commitment. For this reason, the Swiss watchmaker has applied the official motto “Treasuring Values” to its modern pursuits. Sustainability We are setting the course for the future today – this is true for each and every individual, as well as for companies steeped in tradition. At Carl F. Bucherer, this awareness has resulted in commitments, projects, and timepieces that are exemplars of sustainability. This includes participation at Only Watch auction and the partnership with the Manta Trust charity, which Carl F. Bucherer has supported since many years helping to conserve the oceans and 94
the natural habitats of the manta ray. In support of this partnership the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition has recently been launched, featuring a special strap: the fabric used in the distinctive natural rubber strap, sewn in with bronze-colored contrast stitching, is composed entirely of recycled bottles recovered from the Mediterranean Sea.
Tradition Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and
jewelry shop in Lucerne in 1888, laying the foundation for a long tradition – one that Carl F. Bucherer maintains to this day. The company’s rich heritage and its close association with its roots in Lucerne, located in the heart of Switzerland, are characteristics of the brand and the manufacturer’s collection in various ways. This association is most clearly expressed in the recent Heritage collection. The collection features only limited-edition timepieces, and is a tribute to an eventful history, to
Carl F. Bucherer’s home in Lucerne, to exquisite craftsmanship, and to exceptional design rooted in over 130 years of savoir faire. This is also demonstrated by the latest model: The Heritage BiCompax Annual that combines timeless elegance with state-of-the-art standards, making it a timeless accessory. The chronograph with an annual calendar and its characteristic BiCompax dial design comes in two versions, with each limited to 888 pieces.
Excellence When something achieves maximum precision, then it runs “like Swiss clockwork.” There is a reason for this proverbial renown. The timepieces from Carl F. Bucherer attest to the company’s exacting quality standards, with movements crafted in-house with dexterity and finesse in the company’s own workshops. This way, the watchmakers can be sure that their work meets their own standards, and that it also holds up among independent precision experts: the COSC reviews and regularly confirms the accuracy of Carl F. Bucherer movements. Yet the excellent quality is not limited to the inside of the timepieces. Every step – from the initial design to the sales experience at one of the company’s six brand boutiques around the world to custom after-sales service – must measure up to the highest standards. So there is good reason why the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) includes Carl F. Bucherer among its top manufacturers. And as a partner brand, Carl F. Bucherer in turn supports the FHH in its goals, helping to uphold tradition and share knowledge – all in the name of excellence, of course.
Innovation Carl F. Bucherer has always blazed new trails, demonstrating true pioneering spirit in the process and enabling it to achieve exceptional technical milestones such as the peripheral winding mechanism. This bidirectional automatic winding system draws its power from a peripheral rotor. The company’s in-house CFB A1000 manufacture caliber was the first ever movement to be produced suc-
cessfully in series in accordance with this principle. The double peripheral tourbillon constitutes a further refinement. With this patented design, the cage of the minute tourbillon is supported peripherally by three ball bearings and therefore appears to float. This level of expertise must not only be maintained, but also protected. For this reason, the brand was the first watchmaker to have its timepieces marked with the help of CLR-Liga technology: Original Carl F. Bucherer timepieces are discreetly marked with a forgery-proof, laser-readable nanostructure signature, which can be authenticated instantly and beyond any doubt. An innovation – for watches with true innovative capacity.
“Treasuring Values” Past, present, future: Carl F. Bucherer is dedicated to all aspects of chronology. The company is creating watches that have special meaning and maintaining commitments that have a sustainable impact. Because the fine art of precision watchmaking is not the only value worth standing the test of time. ity. Technical innovations such as the peripheral rotor – an innovation that Carl F. Bucherer was the first manufacturer to put into series production – and the peripheral tourbillon make the company a pioneer and market leader in the field of peripheral technology.
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Watchmaking with soul Just as each musician has their musical DNA, every watch has a music of its own. Every detail of RAYMOND WEIL’s eyecatching Freelancer Jimi Hendrix recalls the great guitarist. But caveat collector! Only 500 of these limited edition watches are being made. By Apolline Chaize
A family firm In the close-knit Swiss watchmaking community, RAYMOND WEIL is famous for being one of the few remaining independents. Started by Mr Raymond Weil himself in 1976, the firm has survived by embracing the latest technological developments and is now into its third generation as a family business. Elie Bernheim, the founder’s grandson, took the helm in 2006. He has consolidated the brand while making sure it con96
tinues to meet the stringent criteria of the Swiss-made quality label.
Swiss-made quality RAYMOND WEIL’s watch collections have always been a byword for elegance and refinement. Precision, reliability and top-quality materials are at the core of all the models designed by the firm’s in-house R&D department, and the watches exemplify the purest Swiss watchmaking tradition.
Watches with soul
The Freelancer Jimi Hendrix
As befits a firm founded by a man who loved music and the arts, RAYMOND WEIL creates luxury timepieces that pay homage to musicians who stamped generations. As well as being works of art in their own right, these are watches with soul. Linking the names of music icons such as David Bowie, The Beatles and Bob Marley with the endless rhythm of time is a way of keeping their memory alive.
Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix is the latest artist to have a RAYMOND WEIL watch designed in his memory. His sister Janie says: “We are honored to work with RAYMOND WEIL in the design of this collector’s item timepiece. The quality and beauty of the piece are impeccable. And it gives the sense that Jimi and his music are timeless.” FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.RAYMOND-WEIL.COM
because time passes quickly Introducing Briston, a brand that has confidently carved out a niche for itself in just six years, with its instantly recognizable sporty but chic, up-to-the-minute watches that playfully rewrite the rules of watchmaking… By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Watches for our fast-moving times Brice Jaunet founded Briston in 2013. After 15 years working for the biggest names in watchmaking, he decided to set up his own brand, to give full expression to his creativity and spirit of entrepreneurship. His goal was to offer customers reliable, good-looking, affordable watches. In terms of design, he wanted to strike a balance between modernity and tradition and make inventive use of materials. The resulting models were simultaneously elegant and quirky - and unlike anything else on offer. His use of coloured cellulose acetate, a material traditionally used in spectacle-frames, for dial surrounds, gave his watches a casual yet chic, indefinably British look that was a hit with connoisseurs but also succeeded in reaching beyond the aficionados.
This year’s new models Six years in, Briston has lost none of its energy and creative spark, launching new models every year. The latest crop are as cleverly inventive as ever. Women who love elegant modern jewellery will go wild for the Clubmaster Lady - a delicate, highly feminine miniature jewellery-watch. This original design comes in polished steel or pink, with a curved 24-millimetre acetate case. For men, the elegantly retro Clubmaster Iconic has an anthracite grey, maroon, navy blue or chrome green dial for a dash of colour, teamed with the interchangeable nylon (NATO) straps that have been a big factor in Briston’s success, and the limited-edition Clubmaster GMT Traveler (only 500 are being made) subtly blends modernity and tradition, with its distinctive 42-millimetre case featuring two crowns on the right, recalling the first Clubmaster Diver, launched in 2017.
FURTHER INFORMATION: BRISTON WATCHES ARE STOCKED BY OVER 1000 RETAILERS IN 50 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING BEAMS, RESTIR, SANTA EULALIA, PRINTEMPS AND LE BON MARCHÉ. BRISTON ALSO HAS ITS OWN SHOP AT 24 RUE DE POITOU, 75003 PARIS, FRANCE. WWW.BRISTON-WATCHES.COM
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Heading up to Los Angeles Hey Matteo, can you please introduce yourself to Blush readers? 19 years old and living in the capital city of Switzerland, Bern. I grew up in Bremgarten a small town near the city with my parents, my sister, my two brothers and our two dogs. In my freetime I do a lot of sports, because I love to move and I can focus on me while I’m in the gym or playing football. After the regular school I did a commercial school specialized on real-estate in Bern. After one year of working in a small real-estate company I went to the military. These 4 months were very special and sometimes it wasn’t that amusing but I met some great people, which now are good friends. I had a good time and I learned some things which I think could help me in my future, like perseverance and discipline. How is family important to you? To have time with my family is very important for me. Since my Mother is a very busy business woman we always want to really use the time we have together. Family is everything for me and I’m very thankful to have such a great one. My mother has her own company which is specialized in luxury real estate. I like the luxury world, I can imagine working with my mother and my brother in the future in this business.
Today, you already have modeling experience. How does it feel for you to be in front of the camera? I was 16-year-old when I had my first fashion shooting, from the first moment I was standing in front of the camera I felt great and I wanted to feel this feeling more. So I started modeling part time beside my office job. It’s fun and I feel good in front of the camera. Apart from that, it’s a good extra income, which you can use very well at my age. What are your goals for 2020? Since I was a little boy I was fascinated by the art of drama. Movies and theaters always impressed me. When my mother or other people asked me when I was little what I wanted to do I always answered that I wanted to be an actor. And this fire is still burning in me. I’m an entertainer. I got accepted at an acting school in Los Angeles and I’m very excited to move to LA in January 2020. I want to learn more about the art of acting and improve my skills in it. I think there is a good time ahead of me with a new city, new people and new chances to take. A new life.
Never without love Every item of jewellery designed by Tatjana Grüninger is made with love. When you look at her collections, you sense the love that has gone into them. Connoisseurs spot that at once, and their eyes light up when they see her designs. By Apolline Chaize
The client is central to the design Tatjana Grüninger worked for many years as Swiss representative for major jewellery brands, with a clientele made up exclusively of the very wealthy. As her circle of clients grew, it became more difficult to find each of them their heart’s desire. So she decided to create bespoke jewellery designs herself and have them made up by a well-known goldsmith. Tatjana adores everything about her job - talking to clients to make sure she understands exactly what they want, discussing the choice of precious stones and thinking up jewellery designs. Her philosophy is “The client is central to the design.” That way, every item of custom jewellery she designs is built around a uniquely individual core idea, and the client can be sure they will never encounter anything similar.
An inherited eye for colour
White Diamonds Event
Tatjana gets her eye for colour from her grandmother, Valeria Dauwalder, an artist who left Ukraine to live in Switzerland. Dauwalder’s colourful artworks feature strong contrasts and clusters of precious stones. The gorgeous shades she used made a lasting impression on Tatjana, and Valeria let her granddaughter into a secret: “Use colour to make your work more convincing.” Tatjana has put her advice to good use: her brilliantly-coloured jewellery designs are utterly convincing!
As well as being a highly-regarded jewellery designer, Tatjana Grüninger organizes events. The biggest of these is the White Diamonds Event, a private soirée for her partners and private clients and all her partners, at which brands show their jewellery collections and give workshops on jewellery design. For Tatjana, it is a way of sharing her love of “fantasy, timelessness and uniqueness”.
FURTHER INFORMATION: AGENTUR TATJANA GRÜNINGER, RIEDHALDENBUCKSTRASSE 10 C, 8427 FREIENSTEIN ZH TEL. +41 79 215 55 02
that fulfils your dreams, wishes and desires What if a jewel was more than just a beautiful object? What if it could sum up your personality? Andreas Gmur shuns serial production, working with each client to co-create superb one-of-akind custom jewels. By Caroline Garros
A passion rooted in family tradition Andreas Gmur inherits his love of precious stones and jewels, his perfectionism and his instinctive grasp of the difference a minute adjustment will make from his grandfather, a diamond cutter and master jeweler. Even as a young child, Andreas had an eye for beauty. He was fascinated with art and architecture and loved painting. His career initially took him in another direction: he worked in industry and marketing, before becoming a consultant. Then, in his early forties, he decided to retrain at Paris’ famous Haute École de Bijouterie Joaillerie, from which he graduated brilliantly. Now he had the skills and qualifications to carry on the family tradition. After working as a subcontractor for some of the best-known names in the business, Andreas launched his own brand, Jewelry Andreas Gmur, combining exclusive high-end jewel-making with a bold new concept.
A unique co-creative approach JAG offer clients custom jewels that fulfil their dreams, wishes and conscious or unconscious desires. Andreas Gmur believes that having a jewel made should be a totally unique experience, so he has devised a co-creative approach, working directly with clients and involving them at every stage of the process to design jewels that crystallize their life-story and sum up their personality - jewels that will accompany them on their journey through life. When you arrive, you are ushered into a quiet studio, secluded from the hurly-burly of everyday life. Here, the jeweler’s craft is sublimated into art. Over many conversations, a draft design of the jewel gradually emerges as Andreas translates your ideas into sketches. Nothing is left to chance: every minute detail is discussed. Then, standing at his easel, he paints an artist’s impression of what the finished jewel will look like, while you watch. Finally, the artist turns craftsman and brings to life the stunning jewel you have designed - a signature piece that expresses your innermost thoughts and reminds you of significant moments in your life.
FURTHER INFORMATION: JAG - JEWELRY ANDREAS GMUR COUR DE SAINT-PIERRE 5 1204 GENÈVE SWITZERLAND +41 (0)22 310 14 50
“A custom jewel makes a woman’s beauty truly complete.”
Vincent Michel from gemstones to upscale jewels
Specializing in high-end luxury jewellery, the young gifted entrepreneur Vincent Michel has established himself as an outstanding connoisseur. His creations are an opportunity for lovers of beautiful stones to offer unique pieces. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets … the jewellery creations imagined by Vincent Michel are attracting a growing number of acolytes. He sublimates the stones and precious materials used through his mastery of the artisanal techniques of yesteryear. When working with precious materials and stones, it can sometimes take seasoned specialists several months to find the stone that best suits their designs. At not even thirty years of age, this young jeweller is somewhat of an exceptional figure in a rigorous and demanding universe. He is the founder of a jewellery house or “maison” in his own name in the centre of Lausanne, where all of his pieces are made.
The jewellery of dreams One of the strengths of the Maison Vincent Michel is their ability to design unique pieces, sure to match clients’ desires and tastes. The atelier or workshop does this by translating their clients’ wishes into sketches. The selected model will later be transformed into a bespoke item of jewellery, manufactured exclusively for its owner.
Vincent Michel celebrates their 10th birthday Renowned for their remarkable savoir-faire, the Maison Vincent Michel are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year. For the occasion, the brand has imagined several new and unique pieces, as beautiful as they are precious, which will be unveiled throughout the year. Definitely worth discovering!
FURTHER INFORMATION: VINCENT MICHEL - ATELIER DE BIJOUTERIE RUE CITÉ-DEVANT 8 - 1005 LAUSANNE TEL.: 021 312 23 05 - VINCENTMICHEL.CH 106
All change with Laury Thilleman PHOTOGRAPHER : Sandra Fourqui PRODUCTION : Grégory Ayoun STYLIST : Thibaud Romain MAKE-UP & HAIRS : Hélène Rabut STYLIST ASSISTANT : Isamaras Domingos PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT : Marie-Amelie Martin Special Thanks to The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris
Shirt & Other Stories - Necklace LAYONE - Ring The Black Alchemy
Coat Iris & Ink - Shirt Figaret - Boots & Other Stories - Earrings LAYONE - Bag Aile de Corbeau
Jacket Iris & Ink - Ring and Necklace Schreiner Fine Jewellery
Earrings Schreiner Fine Jewellery - Bracelet Schreiner Fine Jewellery - Pull Molly Bracken - Cakes La Tarte TropĂŠzienne
Jacket Andiata - Shirt & Other Stories - Jean Mes Demoiselles Paris - Shoes Bocage - Necklace Edouard Nahum
Dress Kristina Fidelskaya - Ring and Bracelet Edouard Nahum
Shirt & Other Stories
Sweater Molly Bracken - Pants Kristina Fidelskaya - Earrings Schreiner Fine Jewellery - Shoes Jimmy Choo - Bag Pinel & Pinel
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Gold textured wool dress and boots by LANVIN, black beaded leggings by REEM ACRA,belt by OSCAR DE LA RENTA Earrings and ring by TOM BINNS, necklace and cuffs by HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN
Fur print cashmere cape and beaded velvet pouf dress by ROBERTO CAVALLI, beaded tulle leggings by REEM ACRA Earrings cuff and ring (on left hand) by DELFIN A DELETTREZ, ring (on right hand) by TOM BINNS and handbag by DOLCE & GABBANA
Gold embroidered wool military jacket and velvet long skirt by JASON WU, earrings by HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN Ring by FALLON, belt by OSCAR DE LA RENTA and boots by VERSACE
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Gold textured wool dress and boots by LANVIN, black beaded leggings by REEM ACRA, belt by OSCAR DE LA RENTA Earrings and ring by TOM BINNS, necklace and cuffs by HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN
Gold embroidered tulle corset, matching wool skirt, earrings and satin bra by DOLCE & GABBANA, beaded tulle leggings by REEM ACRA, necklace and cuff by TOM BINNS
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Aman Venice a truly palatial hotel in the heart of Venice If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic setting - somewhere to fall in love all over again, be it with your partner or just with the charm of gliding along the canals and strolling through the sestieri - look no further! Visitors have been falling under the spell of the city of the Doges ever since the early Middle Ages. In 2013, Aman opened a sublimely luxurious hotel in a historic palazzo in the heart of San Polo, the smallest and most romantic of Venice’s six historic neighbourhoods. Aman Venice is located on the Grand Canal that meanders through La Serenissima, directly overlooking the gondolas Venice is famous for. So what are you waiting for? From Paris, you can be in Venice in under two hours. Step out of the plane and into a fairytale... By Laure Delvigo
An entrancing palazzo with a fascinating history The Palazzo Papadopoli dates back to the middle of the sixteenth century, when the Coccina family, wealthy seafarers from Bergamo, commissioned the architect Giangiacomo dei Grigi to build it. His design included the two obelisks on the roof, which commemorate Admiral Coccina’s part in the victory over the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Between 1718 and 1837, the Palazzo belonged to the Tiepolo family, who amassed a vast collection of treasures including paintings by the great Giambattista Tiepolo. After several more changes of ownership, it was bought by the
Papadopoli brothers, counts of Greek origin from the island of Corfu, in 1864. They entirely refurbished the building and engaged in works that were ultimately to transform it into the dream hotel it is today. Today, it belongs to Count Giberto and Countess Bianca Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, who are members of the Papadopoli family. They live in the hotel and ensure that restoration work is regularly carried out to maintain the historic building.
Rococo and neo-Renaissance charm The Papadopoli brothers hired Michelangelo Guggenheim to decorate the interior of the pala-
zzo. He refurbished the staircase and the piano nobile (first floor) in rococo style. The Dining Room is Guggenheim’s crowning achievement, with its Venetian glass candelabras, frescoes and stucco. The oval ceiling is decorated with frescoes by the painter Cesare Rotta, as are the Bar, the Blue Dining Room and the Yellow Dining Room. Several rooms, such as the eighteenth-century Private Dining Room, retain features from the earlier period when it was owned by the Tiepolo family. The grand staircase, which was designed by Girolamo Levi in 1874, leads to the wonderfully eclectic neobaroque secundo piano nobile (second floor), which dates from the eighteenth century. Its noteworthy features include Cuir de Cordoue wall-hangings, made by
shaping wet leather on wooden moulds. Last but not least, an electric lift – the palazzo was one of the first in Venice to be equipped with one – takes you to the Roof Terrace, which offers a breathtaking view of the city, especially in the magical light of sunrise or sunset. On a clear day, you can even see the Alps.
Triple Michelin-starred chef Norbert Niederkofler is appointed Consultant Chef at Aman Venice In tandem with his position as Executive Chef at the Rosa Alpina Hotel and Spa’s St Hubertus restaurant, Norbert Niederkofler will be working with Dario Ossola, Aman Venice’s Executive Chef, to add his culinary creative touch to the hotel’s menus, particularly in its signature restaurant Arva. Renowned worldwide for his “Cook the Mountain” philosophy, which makes inventive use of ingredients strongly associated with his restaurant’s mountain setting, Chef Norbert will be adapting his local sourcing philosophy to the shores of Venice with a collection of dishes and menus on the theme “Cook the Lagoon”. Norbert’s healthy, ethical cuisine chimes perfectly with Aman Venice’s strong emphasis on sustainability. He and Dario will be sourcing the best seasonal produce from local farmers and fishermen and hunting out the finest fresh ingredients on the Rialto market and the shores and island of the lagoon of Venice. FURTHER INFORMATION: AMAN.COM 133
Metropolises in metamorphosis France’s renown is often synonymous with the beauty of Paris, home of the Louvre and its spectacular glass pyramid, the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, and the baroque extravagance of the Château de Versailles. However, the country also boasts a more contemporary feel that can be likened to the development of Berlin for example, with a variety of new structures and urban projects. From the Design Biennial of Saint-Étienne to the remarkable Ycone Tower designed by Jean Nouvel in Lyon, via the cradle of Le Corbusier at Firminy, we look at some of the stunning design projects that have changed everyday life and are reinventing the future. By Laure Delvigo and Clémence Phelip
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Firminy Unit d’habitation Le Corbusier © Trenta Totem Fondation Le Corbusier ADAGP Paris 2008
A veritable laboratory, incubator of new ideas, resolutely turned towards the future, SaintÉtienne is a city in constant mutation. Its actors continue to create, test and innovate in an effort to forge a destination that has always been off the beaten track. Design is at the heart of the city’s architecture and urban planning policies, as well as thriving local initiatives built by countless associations. The link between Saint-Étienne—nicknamed “the city of a thousand patents”—and design date back a long time to the city’s industrial roots. A place of creators and inventors, Saint-Étienne is a city in constant metamorphosis, animated by a dynamic that fuses art and industry. From the industrial past, design has been born. The industry of cutting-edge technologies has replaced heavy industry. The industrial draughtsman of the past is the designer of today. Artists, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs: all contribute to this state of mind that characterizes the region—a desire to test, experiment and think differently in order to change everyday life for the better. We recommend a visit to the Atelier Regards. The designers here are all graduates of the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design
de St Etienne. This charming and innovative collective put the emphasis on the sharing of knowledge and expertise inspired by artisanal techniques, combined with cutting-edge technology. The venue offers a choice of workshops open to everyone. No need to go to Chandigarh, India, to discover the heritage of Le Corbusier. Simply travel to nearby Firminy-Vert. A city within the city, this was the aim of Le Corbusier, the visionary architect who designed the site of Firminy-Vert, a stone’s throw from Saint-Étienne. The site attracts connoisseurs and the curious-minded: it is home to a multi-coloured residential housing unit, a highly unusual church in the shape of a cone, a concave cultural centre, an amphitheatre-like stadium and a swimming pool. The site is known as the world’s second largest project by this Bauhaus master. Lovers of the famous architect will be thrilled by the possibility of staying in the famous 2D apartment of the residential unit. Another opportunity to understand and better apprehend the architectural and avant-garde philosophy of the legend that is Le Corbusier.
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Thirty years after the restoration of the Lyon Opera, Jean Nouvel has returned to the capital of the Gauls. Measuring 64 metres high, the 14-storey Ycone, the latest modern masterpiece by this leading architect, constructed over two years, boasts views of the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers in one of the city’s newest districts. The building has 92 apartments, including 27 social housing units. A new challenge for the artist, relying on diversity and interaction, based on 138
the image of the two rivers. The tower, divided into two sections, consists of social housing from the first to the tenth floors, and private apartments from the 11th floor upwards, whose prices ascend as quickly as the elevator! Two penthouses on the roof of the building overlook an idyllic setting of a hanging garden and swimming pool with views of Lyon’s old quarter and the changing hues of the river. A delicate silhouette, clad in iron with a concrete facade and wooden frame, the opaque-glass
Ycone Tower is a robust and majestic structure. Its elegant eleven-metre high headdress stands out among the cubeshaped buildings of Lyon’s 2nd arrondissement. The building offers apartments ranging in surface from 29m2 to 215m2. Jean Nouvel pays particular attention to the well-being of the building’s inhabitants: passageways, balconies and terraces with shade, offered by metallic parasols, ensure residents can enjoy the views and the Lyon sunshine without feeling overheated.
A “city producer”, according to his own definition, Jean Nouvel has added the crowning achievement to the first phase of the Confluence project, begun in 2003. An audacious and iconic undertaking that wears its name well.
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The French premiere of Natalia Osipova’s
«dizzying odyssey from past to present» At Les Nuits de Fourvière 2019, acclaimed ballerina Natalia Osipova treated French audiences to an enthralling, eclectic programme of short dance pieces from the classical and contemporary repertoire. By Laure Delvigo
Natalia Osipova has a reputation for being strong-minded. She won her spurs at the Bolshoi, then performed with the American Ballet Theatre. She subsequently joined the prestigious Royal Ballet in London as a principal dancer, following a critically-acclaimed performance of Odette in Swan Lake as a guest dancer, alongside Carlos Acosta. After that, it scarcely came as a surprise when the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, a leading London venue for contemporary dance, announced that she would be staging a programme entitled Pure Dance there. It was Sadler’s Wells that suggested giving the first performance in France at Les Nuits de Fourvière.
Six dance pieces from the classical and contemporary repertoire take the audience on a marvellous waltz through time that showcases Osipova’s flawless technique and affords her ample opportunity to deploy her formidable artistic panoply. In both the duets and the solo pieces, she bares her soul to dance-lovers. At once free and precise, intense and light, fragile and robust, her potent physical language allows her to body forth all the sublime contradictions of the human condition.
Marie-Antoinette à la Rose, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, 1783 © Jean Feuillie -CMN
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Marie Antoinette a fallen princess and posthumous icon By ClĂŠmence Phelip
Queen Marie-Antoinette in a Court Dress by Elisabeth Vigée Le Bun, Self-portrait © Kimiko Yoshida
Marie-Antoinette’s boudoir at the Château de Fontainebleau was the epitome of elegance and sophistication, with its pearl grey, lilac and water-green cushions. The Queen frequently wore ostentatious feathers in her hair and as many jewels as she had detractors. MarieAntoinette had style and taste. From golden arabesques to Chinese motifs, the last queen of France and Navarre alternated between muslins and moiré fabrics. Renowned in her lifetime and even more so since her death, this royal figure aroused envy in her day and is now a source of great fascination. A controversial figure, she has inspired designers such as Galliano, Lagerfeld, Westwood and Mugler, as well as aesthetes like the fashionable director Sofia Coppola. Her penchant for decoration, fashion and the arts, along with her daring avant-garde style, suggest that she belonged to another era than her own. 144
Robe – manteau, Passage 43, Printemps Eté 2005 © Dior
The Royal Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, queen of ephemeral pleasures and wife of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette meets all the criteria of a tragic heroine: a fiercely independent woman, driven by her desires, a traitor for some and martyr for others, with a macabre destiny. The Rose of Versailles has intrigued and captivated imaginations for centuries. Organized by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, the exhibition “Marie-Antoinette, métamorphoses d’une image” can be seen at the Conciergerie de Paris. Featuring paintings, prints, interviews, letters, archival documents and fashion, the exhibition retraces the tumultuous life of this famous princess and bears witness to her enduring legacy today.
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Interpol’s return to grace Urgent but melancholy, tense but enchanting, Interpol’s haunted brand of music dresses in black, if possible in a suit and tie against an incandescent backdrop and post-punk guitar soundtrack. Focus on a band with a rock sensibility that is as “upper-class” as it is majestic. By Laure Delvigo
In 2002, a first album, the remarkable “Turn on the Bright Lights” met with glowing reviews by critics and fans of indie rock. “Turn on the Bright Lights” ended up selling over 400,000 copies. Interpol became a part of the history of popular music in the best sense of the term: larking about on the cover of NME magazine and forming the soundtrack to Rachel and Joey’s first kiss on Friends. “Antics” drove it home two years later and confirmed an open secret that rock bands of that calibre on a worldwide level could be counted on one hand. The year was 2004 and Interpol was now an important fixture in many of our lives. It didn’t matter that some of their concerts
were somewhat underwhelming or that their third album was a little too “bland”. Since then, Interpol has worked hard to hone its distinctive sound, adding new strings to its bow each time: they had hits on “Antics” and “Our Love to Admire”, then a more varied style of vocals on “Interpol” and “El Pintor”. The arrival of the sixth album, “Marauder”, created a buzz when actress and Chanel ambassador Kristen Stewart was invited to appear in the music video for “If You Really Love Nothing”. The New York band are now open to even more sounds, with the addition of bluesy, psychedelic and funk undertones, offering us their finest album in a long while. © Jamie James Medina
Tableware has got a new lease of life thanks to the hotel and restaurant industry. This “MIN / MAX” dichotomy is a way of exploring the fluctuating border “between luxury and simplicity”. For “MIN”, think pared down styles and objects inspired by Brutalism, Japonism and arts and crafts; “MAX” is theatrical, accumulating objects, mixing patterns and motifs and featuring metallic effects.What story does Share tell? These spaces are also places to create an impactful setting, allowing for experimentation, both in terms of minimalism and maximalism. Share plays on the juxtaposition between these two extremes to highlight the rebirth of tableware. By Laure Delvigo and Clemence Phelip
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Cherbourg the finest in French manufacturing
For anyone who has shared the heartbreak of the young lovers in Jacques Demy’s classic musical film, umbrellas are forever associated with Cherbourg. But not everyone knows that Les Parapluies de Cherbourg was the inspiration behind a real-life umbrella manufacturing firm. Le Véritable Cherbourg designs and produces top-quality traditional umbrellas, made to the very highest standards in the heart of Cherbourg. Whether you fancy yourself as Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly or Mary Poppins, when you sport one of these beauties, you’ll be singing in the rain. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Umbrellas from Cherbourg - traditional French craftsmanship Traditional umbrella manufacturing is a highly-skilled craft, and umbrella-makers Le Véritable Cherbourg are a byword for quality. Made exclusively in France and instantly recognizable by their distinctive shape, emblem, double strap and unique framework, their umbrellas represent the very best of the French manufacturing tradition. In recognition of the superb workmanship in150
volved, the company has been awarded the coveted Living Heritage Enterprise (EPV) label.
Official suppliers to the Elysée Le Véritable Cherbourg is one of the official suppliers to the French presidential palace. The firm’s umbrellas, including a design christened Le Véritable Cherbourg x Élysée, available in patriotic red, white or blue, are to be found among the wares on offer in the Élysée Palace gift shop, which show-
cases high-quality goods made in France and helps preserve French heritage. The profits from each umbrella sold there go towards funding heritage conservation projects like the restoration of the Elysée Palace.
Exporting French craftsmanship all over the world More good news! You don’t have to come to France to find these timelessly elegant umbrellas. Le Véritable Cherbourg’s reputation for superb quality extends all over the world, and
the firm successfully exports its top-quality French umbrellas to many countries. They are especially popular in Japan - a country where fine workmanship is keenly appreciated. The firm also sells its umbrellas via an online boutique, so connoisseurs of French craftsmanship and Demy fans all over the world can purchase their very own umbrella from Cherbourg.
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The creator of Evîn shares her passion for candles Güllü Häberling has always loved candles, and the clear, warm glow of candlelight takes her back to her childhood in the mountains of eastern Turkey. She tells us why candles are so special to her and how she recaptures and shares their magic via her luxury candle brand Evîn. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Can you tell us a bit about Evîn? Güllü Häberling: Evîn’s unique de luxe candles are scented with exclusive fragrances and presented in exquisite golden glass holders. They lend glamour and sophistication to any interior, but they also create a wonderful sense of well-being. At Evîn, we believe that lighting a candle has a uniquely calming effect. Whatever you happen to be doing at the time, when you light the wick of a candle and watch it flare up into a pure, clear flame surrounded by a halo of warm light, everything seems to slows down. If the candle is also beautiful to look at and deliciously scented, that moment becomes an almost magical experience. Evîn candles are much more than luxurious objects: they are designed to fill your spaces with a sense of warmth, companionableness and all-encompassing love. Where did you get the idea of Evîn from? Our candles may be elegant, but the brand has humble roots. I grew up in a small village deep in the mountains of eastern Turkey, with no electricity. Once night fell, our family home was lit by candles or oil lamps. I can still remember how cosy and comforting it felt when we were all gathered together in the warm glow of candlelight. It was the desire to recapture and share that feeling that inspired me to design and make candles. 152
Would you agree that there is something very romantic about your candles? Absolutely! It’s one of our trademarks. Evîn means “love” in Kurdish and “house” in Turkish. So it’s a perfect name for our candles, which fill a room with a sense of love and togetherness. Love is at the heart of Evîn. What makes your candles uniquely special? Our candles are made from organic coconut wax and fine high quality fragrance oils. They have a long burning time, burn steadily, without flickering, and emit a lovely clear light. They are presented in exquisite hand-made glass holders that conjure up the glamour of golden-age Hollywood. They come in a choice of colours - royal blue, pearl, white and black - and three different sizes, to suit individual tastes and fit in with a variety of decorative schemes. An Evîn candle indisputably adds a touch of elegance to any room. What do candles mean to you? Candles give me a sense of homecoming. They have a soothing effect on me and make every instant of my life truly special. A candle is a gift. How do you come up with the ideas for your designs? I have a mental image of them creating a uniquely special moment, diffusing their essence
and leaving a beautiful memory. Each candle has its own distinctive scent. What is the secret of a perfect candle? A perfect candle has to be attractive to look at, have a pleasant scent and make you want to spend time in your home. For me, candles are insepara-
bly linked with home, serenity, love, family and sharing. Where can our readers find your candles? All our candles are available from our website.
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Buildings to feel at home in Franck Galifier, the founder of Virus Architecture, shares his experience as an architect with us. His studio in Lutry, in the heart of the Lake Geneva basin, designs, develops and implements architectural projects. By Apolline Chaize
Do you have a trademark architectural style? My trademark is interpreting the client’s ideas. I adapt my style to each client’s specifications. They describe the kind of architecture they have in mind, and it’s my job as an architect to expand on their ideas and work out the details as far as possible. For me, sensitive design and listening to the client - building a relationship of trust with them - are the whole basis of Virus Architecture. How do you want your architecture to make people feel? I want them to experience a sense of well-being - the feeling that sweeps over you when you come home. That comes from the right spatial proportions, the right amount of light, and an atmosphere that subtly reveals the soul of the building. Virus Architecture also offers an interior decoration service. My team and I can transform an ill-thought-out interior by looking at the furniture and the decoration scheme as a whole before suggesting changes.
What are Virus Architecture’s goals? Our main goals are to enjoy what we do and share our love of architecture. We put our heart and soul into the task of designing and developing buildings, so we’re always trying to think of ways to improve. Do you find increasingly strict building regulations a constraint? It’s true that building regulations are getting stricter and stricter. We have less and less leeway: the approach to planning is very different from what it used to be. But constraints and limitations on what we can do encourage us to push our creative boundaries and rethink living spaces. The more constraints we have, the better the project ends up being.
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embracing the all-electric future Orchid Sports Cars, the Porsche Centre Lausanne, is gearing up for the arrival of one of 2020’s most eagerly-awaited new models: the all-electric Porsche Taycan. To find out more, read on... By Apolline Chaize
The car everyone’s talking about The new all-electric Porsche was one of the stars of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porschelovers will go wild for its elegant curves and high-performance technical specification. The famous brand has carried off the brilliant feat of designing an all-electric vehicle that meets its exacting standards of performance. The svelte, streamlined Porsche Taycan has a specially-designed chassis and is the first serially produced vehicle to run on 800 volts - most electric cars run on 400 volts. Depending on the version, the Taycan has 412 or 450 kilometres’ autonomy. In under 6 minutes, it is ready to drive 100 kilometres, and the battery is 80% recharged in just 22 minutes. Best of all, the Taycan will be on display in the Porsche Centre Lausanne’s showroom early in 2020!
Take a closer look in the Porsche Centre Lausanne’s showroom Great news for clients of the Porsche Centre Lausanne and Porsche-lovers who happen to be in the area! The first quarter of 2020 will see the Porsche Taycan arrive in the Porsche Centre Lausanne’s magnificent showroom - an ideal opportunity to take a closer look at the model everyone’s talking about.
State-of-the-art premises The Porsche Centre Lausanne has embarked on a comprehensive overhaul of its premises so as to be able to welcome customers in top-notch surroundings. The showroom is being fully renovated, and from spring 2020, there will be a brand-new delivery area. Further works are planned in the workshop and car park to incorporate the latest technological developments.
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Duboux Real Estate a beautiful success story
Taking advantage of the boom period of the 1950s, Georges Duboux accompanied by his son Jacques, established in 1952 the real estate company that bears their name. Thanks to their entrepreneurial spirit and networking abilities, they were rapidly at the helm of a thriving business. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
The majority of their initial activity revolved around commercial properties. A timely move that contributed to their success and renown. The “thirty glorious” years of the post-war period were just beginning. Switzerland was one of the few countries in Europe whose production industries had been mostly unscathed during the war. The economy was growing rapidly and there was an increasing demand for residential housing and real estate in and around Lausanne. Gradually, the company expanded its areas of activity and began to specialize in property management, with brokerage and development remaining secondary activities. Success followed success and the Duboux Real Estate Company has continued to grow. Composed of 10 to 15 employees, the company currently boasts 39 qualified collaborators or partners, working in the fields of management, broker158
age, finance and renovation, throughout the Lake Leman region. The company’s growth can be attributed to its expertise, close relationships with its customers and desire to go above and beyond what one might expect in terms of the services offered by a property management firm. In response to the company’s continued success, it has recently undergone a facelift, changing its name from the Régie Duboux to Duboux Immobilier. It now boasts a new logo and has moved to new premises on the Rue du Petit-Chêne, one of Lausanne’s most iconic streets. Here, the company’s property management and brokerage services exist under the same roof. However, Duboux Immobilier continues to perpetuate the spirit and values of the family business present from the beginning. These changes are sure to bring the company a new energy and promising future!
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YOTHA the thumbs up
Yotha is the first international yacht rental digital platform offering over 210 luxury yachts. To increase their visibility, Yotha recently organized a sumptuous party on-board two of their yachts. An unforgettable evening attracting celebrities and hashtags galore! #iamYotha #yachtholiday... By Apolline Chaize
Everybody’s talking about it Last October, YOTHA, the first digital yacht rental platform organized a party onboard two of the vessels in its fleet: the 43-metre M/Y Philmx and the stunning 60-metre sailing boat, the Germania Nova. In attendance, the crème de la crème of the yachting elite, new-generation celebrities and a whole hoard of “influencers”. Over 200 influencers from all over the world with a combined total of tens of millions of followers attended the Influencer Awards Monaco in October 2019. For the occasion, YOTHA welcomed on-board actor and comic José Garcia, fashion blogger Caroline Receveur, Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman and many more. By bringing together big names and creating Insta moments, YOTHA definitely had an impact.
#chartersmarter, a World First Their slogan “Charter Smarter” speaks to the digital generation. By making chartering a yacht as a simple online process, YOTHA are the first to steer the yachting industry into the digital age.
Choose the destination of your dreams—the Greeks Islands, the Balearics, the Côte d’Azur—select your yacht and send your booking request directly to the yacht’s owner, all from your very own smartphone. Your request can be denied, accepted or negotiated; and best if of all, it’s possible to get a really good deal!
100% digital Thanks to YOTHA, paperwork and endless exchanges are now a thing of the past. With a simple “click”, you can focus your attention on what matters: your next holiday. Everything is done via the secure online platform, including signing the contract. Behind the platform, a dedicated team are on hand 7/7 to answer any questions, and soon a mobile app Yotha Onboard will be launched, allowing you to quickly and easily select your preferences, itinerary and monitor your expenses over the course of your trip.
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Sublime Antarctic Set sail on the Boréal for a polar expedition cruise that takes you to the heart of the icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. An unforgettable eleven-day voyage filled with stunning scenery and astonishing wildlife. Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien, founders of the Grand Luxury Group, are responsible for the new Grand Luxury Experiences line. According to the pair: “we’ve always known that cruises would
play an important role in the world of travel because the onboard experience can be an incredibly enriching one. With us and our partner companies, our clients are guaranteed a whole range of sensations onboard some incredible vessels that are eco-friendly and on a human scale too.” A unique and unmissable experience! FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.GRANDLUXURYCRUISES.COM 11 DAYS STARTING FROM €10,550
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Golf Resort & Spa welcomes Camille Lacourt Holidays in Mauritius put smiles on the faces of even the hardest-to-please. Someone must have told French champion swimmer Camille Lacourt, who recently chose to stay at the archipelago’s Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
A top-flight hotel in a dream setting The five-star luxury hotel Paradis Beachcomber is located in one of the world’s most beautiful spots in the world, tucked away on a 150-hectare privately-owned peninsula on the south-west coast of the main island, whose magical sunsets and dry, sunny climate make it one of Mauritius’ most pleasant places to stay. With its beach of fine sand flanked by a turquoise lagoon and a brilliant green golf course, it is also among the most dazzlingly beautiful. And as well as overlooking the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Paradis Beachcomber 164
offers an unforgettable view of the spectacular Le Morne Brabant mountain - one for your bucket list.
Top-notch accommodation The resort prides itself on cultivating “The Art of Beautiful” - by which it means luxurious standards of comfort in a superb setting. The hotel’s top-flight accommodation includes rooms, suites and villas offering up to 450 square metres of floor space. All its villas have recently been refurbished to ensure they meet the very highest standards.
A celebrity guest Paradis Beachcomber is a favourite haven for celebrities. Recent world-famous guests include triple 50-metre backstroke world champion Camille Lacourt, who chose to spend his last holiday in Mauritius and stayed in one of the hotel’s newly-refurbished villas.
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Le Cinq Codet - Paris All of the ambiance of the Left Bank combined with the sophistication of the French capital’s 7th arrondissement: welcome to Le Cinq Codet. Situated between the Eiffel Tower and the Musée des Invalides, this hotel with its distinctive ship’s bow architectural design boasts elegant clean lines and Art Deco geometry. Decorated with photographs, paintings and Saintluc furniture, the contemporary bedrooms and suites, designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, allow guests to imagine they are in the refined atmosphere of a collector’s home. A discreet reference to Louis Codet’s novel, the restaurant “Chiquette” promises an experience that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, with Chef David Maroleau’s menu offering a wide range of chic but healthy options. Guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and the establishment has won over a fashionable and cosmopolitan clientele. We recommend the luxurious Duplex Suite, offering stunning views of the Invalides from the bed! 5 Rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris +33 (0)1 53 85 15 60 lecinqcodet.com
Soleil d’Or - Mégève The guardian of the village, the Grand Hôtel Soleil d’Or watches over the centre of Megève. The Millésime Group have provided this long-running establishment with a new lease of life by restoring the hotel with a more modern style, while retaining its charm and authenticity. An ode to nature, the cosy atmosphere of the bedrooms and suites contrasts beautifully with the breathtaking, sweeping views of the idyllic snow-covered mountains. In addition to the bar with panoramic views, wellness area and top-class restaurant, guests will not be able to resist the hotel’s “Chocolaterie” where “tartines” and hot chocolate can be enjoyed along with some of Jean-Paul Hévin’s exquisite creations. Grand Hôtel du Soleil d’Or 225 Rue Charles Feige, 74120 Megève +33 (0)6 01 64 91 19 lesoleildor-megeve.fr
InterContinental - Lyon Adorned with a 360-metre long monumental facade overlooking the Rhône, the Intercontinental is an architectural gem, surmounted by a large dome, rising to 32 metres—the work of Jacques-Germain Soufflot. The latter was the renowned chief architect of Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Panthéon (between 1757 and 1790). At the InterContinental, interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel has accentuated the intimate and luxurious atmosphere, sublimating the building’s majestic volumes. The refined decor of the establishment creates a bridge between the rich history of the former hospital and its contemporary vocation. A temple of luxury and good taste, guests can take a well-deserved break from everyday life with the famous “Rosemary Tarragon” cocktail, enjoy a romantic weekend, or make use of the magnificent meeting room for a business function. InterContinental Lyon- Hôtel-Dieu 20 Quai Jules Courmont - 69002 Lyon +33 (0)4 26 99 23 31 ihg.com 166
Como Castello Del Nero - Tuscany Not far from the Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena, Como Castello Del Nero is the epitome of Italian charm. Set in a 740-hectare estate in the heart of the Chianti vineyards, this magnificent 12th-century castle, decorated by Paola Navone, is the recipe for an idyllic stay where guests can truly enjoy the “dolce vita”! Wall frescoes and vaulted ceilings blend seamlessly with the light and modern aesthetic. A haven of calm and comfort, the relaxing experience continues from the spa to the restaurant. La Torre, the Michelin-starred restaurant, is located in the stables of the castle and during the summer season, guests can dine al fresco on a pretty garden terrace. A tennis court and heated outdoor pool add to the charms of this Como adventure. Str. Spicciano, 7, 50028 Barberino Tavarnelle FI, Italy +39 366 678 4818 comohotels.com/en/castellodelnero
Petit Ermitage - L.A With 79 suites, this magical hotel is full of secret spaces. Intimate and stylish, decorated with bohemian flair, the Petit Ermitage Hotel offers guests an enchanting retreat where well-being and relaxation are par for the course. The building, located on a small tree-lined street between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, was constructed in 1979, and 11 years ago, became the Petit Ermitage. Since then, it has built an excellent reputation among its clients, many of whom are artists and art lovers. Moreover, the hotel’s art collection boasts original works by Miró, De Kooning, Rauschenberg and Dali. The Butterfly Bar’s “Seasonal Love Potions” are well worth a mention! The ingredients come from farmers’ markets or local farms. Finally, the hotel’s garden area is recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a sanctuary for hummingbirds and butterflies. A stay at the Petit Ermitage is truly a waking dream! 8822 Cynthia Street West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-854-1114 petitermitage.com
Hôtel Baume - Paris This Art Deco-style hotel, reinterpreted by Exclusive Interiors by T & T, is located in the heart of Paris’s historic St. Germain district. Each of the bedrooms is inspired by five themes that are quintessentially “Left Bank”: cinema, jewellery, architecture and design, fashion, and the 1930s’ clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. If the decor draws its inspiration from the thirties—patterned silk, exotic woods, chrome, mirrors and leather—the overall effect is that of a chic contemporary boutique hotel. Stylish but friendly, the Hôtel Baume revives the festive atmosphere of St. Germain, where hotel guests, local residents and passers-by are invited to discover the soul jazz and gospel sounds of the Ben Acoustic Jazz Trio on the first Wednesday of every month. 7 rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris +33 (0)1 53 10 28 50 www.hotelbaume.com
Renaut Sublimating nature Awarded the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” distinction in 2004, three Michelin stars since 2012, a “Compagnon du Tour de France”, Grand Chef “Relais & Châteaux” and member of the “Grandes Tables du Monde”, Emmanuel Renaut has always stood out thanks to his quest for excellence and his deep-rooted love of the mountains. By Laure Delvigo - Photos Anne-Emmanuel Thion and Francis Hammond
After launching his career at the Hôtel de Crillon with Christian Constant, alongside Yves Camdeborde and Eric Frechon (among others), Emmanuel then worked alongside Yves Thuriès and Marc Veyrat, for whom he was second chef for seven years. After overseeing the restoration of London’s iconic Claridge’s, Emmanuel made his dreams a reality by moving to Megève with his wife Kristine in 1997. His first Swiss premises was located in the heart of the village, where the restaurant Flocons Megève is now located. He went on to establish another venue in the mountains, Les Flocons de Sel, even closer to nature, his perpetual source of inspiration. Boasting his third Michelin star since 2012, Emmanuel is a lover of the mountains, where he goes almost daily to walk, ski, pick flowers and fruit, and observe animals: “Fir buds, mush-
rooms, meadowsweet and gentian: why look for inspiration in far-off places when I have it all at my fingertips? My surroundings are a permanent and bountiful garden.” Emmanuel strives to privilege this natural aspect of his cuisine at all times, showcasing the fruits of the mountains in all seasons. Whether in the spring, with elderflowers, crayfish or wood sorrel, summer with its blueberries and herbs like agastache and marigold, autumn with mushrooms and winter with game, according to Emmanuel Renaut, the plate should reflect the riches provided by one’s environment. He shares this spontaneous and direct relationship with nature and its bounty with his guests in outings to the mountains: hiking, picking fruits, herbs and flowers, observing chamois. All year round, the chef welcomes you into his world, high in the mountain peaks.
Breath-taking mountain views, whose colours change from dawn to dusk, the magic of Les Flocons de Sel restaurant is impossible to describe. Here, the mountain is far from a mere decor: it is at the heart of the gastronomic experience and is be enjoyed by every one of the five senses! Intimate and refined, the wood-panelled dining room, in a unique chalet setting, offers another definition of luxury. Unpretentious, Emmanuel and Kristine Renaut pay attention to every detail to ensure the ambiance is a warm and convivial one. Whether guests are looking for a cosy dinner for two or a livelier evening with friends, Les Flocons de Sel has something for everyone. Admire the decor and materials used (wood, stone), enjoy the locally sourced produce (fish from Lake Geneva, mushrooms from the nearby mountains, vegetables from the garden, and regional cheeses), and marvel at the generosity and humour of
the chef. Even if the delectable dishes on offer bear witness to great skill, the chef has the elegance of never being ostentatious, preferring the power of taste to vain demonstration. The success of this venture lies in its proximity to the mountains and to nature, which offer an endless source of inspiration to Emmanuel Renaut, as seen in his imaginative and creative menu: pike biscuit with roasted onions and grilled cereals (one of his signature dishes), salsify spaghetti, Lard d’Arnad (cured pork) and Alba white truffle (a single dish), parsnip and beetroot fondant with garden consommé of horseradish and aged Beaufort cheese... These dishes are undisputedly the fruit of the land and of a region that are complemented by the chef’s expertise. Woody aromas, vegetal flavours, fresh herbs, succulent game: Les Flocons de Sel promises a feast for the senses and the taste buds, whatever the season.
CLOSED ALL DAY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. “A STROLL IN THE MEADOWS AND GARDENS” LUNCH MENU STARTING FROM €105
FOR THE UNDER 35S, A SPECIAL “FLOCONS DE SEL DISCOVERY MENU” EXISTS (€100 LUNCH MENU, €150 DINNER MENU). UPON RESERVATION ONLY.
“MOUNTAIN WALK” MENU STARTING FROM €220
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Whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere, sedate luxury or superior bistro cuisine, there’s a new Paris eatery perfect for you. Here’s our round-up of recently-opened restaurants that offer feasts for the eyes - and of course for the palate! By Laure Delvigo
GILBERTE Gilberte is like a cosy grandmother you go running to for shelter and comfort on a dreary autumn day. In fact, Olivier Flottes, the owner of fish and seafood bistro Huguette, named his new restaurant after his own mother. At Gilberte, instead of No. 3 oysters, you’ll find poultry and egg dishes cooked by youthful chef Romain Dubuisson, whose previous jobs include working in the kitchens of Apicius. As well as eating here, you can venture into the cellar to sample some of the 350 thoughtfully selected wines in the atmospheric, aptly named Cave à Secrets. 79 rue de Seine, 6th arrondissement, Paris www.restaurant-gilberte.com
SHABOUR Assaf Granit, Uri Navon, Dan Yosha and Tomer Lanzman are all chefs. No, wait a minute! All except Tomer, who is one of those amazing waiters capable of turning a restaurant into a permanent stage. If Paris is a party, Shabour makes sure it goes with a swing. Shabour is a Hebrew word meaning something like “broken”. Here, it means breaking the rules and giving restaurant conventions a shake-up. Chefs mingle with guests in a high-energy atmosphere filled with the hubbub of life, conversation, laughter and of course eating - especially the fantastic bar platters, to be consumed by candlelight. An unforgettable experience! 19 rue Saint Sauveur, 2nd arrondissement, Paris www.restaurantshabour.com
PETIT PLISSON In the beginning, there was La Maison Plisson, a food retailer and restaurant that pledged a return to good, simple food sourced directly from producers. Now, a spin-off, Petit Plisson, sets out to revive the spirit of the local Parisian café and corner-shop and bring them into the twenty-first century. Located at the top of the delightful Rue des Petits Carreaux, it offers locals a friendly place to hang out and handy services, plus a delicious array of high-quality foods. An address to note for Parisians in search of ingredients to pep up their cooking. 14 rue des Petits carreaux, 2nd arrondissement, Paris www.lamaisonplisson.com
LA SCÈNE Oyez! Oyez! Doubly Michelin-starred female chef Stéphanie Le Quellec has just opened a new restaurant, La Scène, at number 32, Avenue Matignon, in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. A highly inventive chef with a wealth of experience, who is passionate about her job, Le Quellec is seizing this opportunity to redefine the restaurant experience with a kitchen diners can see into, a generous menu of delicious dishes, and chic, unstuffy service. In premises newly decorated by Toro & Liautard, Le Quellec offers an inventive take on French cuisine that respects high-quality ingredients and only serves food that is in season. We are wild about her version of frogs’ legs, with the thighs crispy and golden, a hint of green cardamom, a sauce made from the cooking juices, and a blanquette made from the lower part of the legs. The Scène is set: let the revels begin! 32, avenue Matignon Paris 8ème www.la-scene.paris
CONTRASTE A year after opening Substance, the most exciting of the new arrivals on the Paris restaurant scene, Stéphane Manigold has launched Contraste, in the heart of Paris’ oh-so-chic 8th arrondissement. It brings two young chefs from different regions together in a pleasant setting that combines Versailles-style panelled wood with modern touches. Talented chefs Catalan Kévin de Porre and Breton Erwan Ledru work side by side in harmony, treating their open kitchen as an instrument for four hands. Nothing but champagne will do to accompany the amazing menu dreamed up by Stéphane Manigold and Anselme Selosse, in which juicy pink Bellota pork is served with oysters and marine herbs. 18 rue d’Anjou, 8th arrondissement, Paris www.contraste.paris
LES CONFIDENCES - SAN RÉGIS Tucked away in the heart of Paris’ Golden Triangle, a short step from the Avenue Montaigne, Les Confidences is one of those places you don’t spot at first. Once inside the discreet entrance of the Hôtel San Régis, you find yourself in a quietly elegant interior that seems worlds away from the hurly-burly of the catwalks. This family hotel is one of those places where you could just sit and drink in the ambience of understated Parisian refinement - but we recommend you try the restaurant. Romain Leydier, the new chef who presides over the kitchens, concocts subtly flavoursome light, fresh dishes, many of them vegetable-based, such as a creamy chanterelle and Grana Padano “risotto” made with einkorn or his signature dessert of muscovado sugar-crusted roast sweet potato with cashew nut praline and intensely flavoured home-made Madagascar vanilla ice cream. 12 Rue Jean Goujon, 8th arrondissement, Paris www.hotel-sanregis.fr
La Tarte Tropézienne
Delectable sweet delights A must for visitors to Saint-Tropez, world-famous pastry shop La Tarte Tropézienne is dedicated to delighting our palates. Its uniquely light and delicate house specialities are beautiful to look at as well as mouthwateringly delicious. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
A well-kept secret Founded in 1955 the 1950s, La Tarte Tropézienne became a legend thanks to Brigitte Bardot, and has continued to delight the sweet-toothed ever since. Today, its range includes Éclairs Tropéziens, Paris - Saint-Tropez (a variation on the traditional Paris-Brest) and Millefeuilles Tropéziens, filled with the justly famous and meltingly irresistible Crème Tropézienne, whose recipe is a well-kept secret. The Baby Trop’, a miniature version of the Tarte Tropézienne, is a cute mod174
ern take on French pâtisserie. These sweetly pretty bite-sized round pastries four centimetres across come in a range of flavours (original, chocolate, coffee and hazelnut) and can be purchased individually or in attractive gift boxes.
Setting its sights on expansion La Tarte Tropézienne has built on its success with a wellthought-out website, and now offers deliveries in Monaco and all over France. In just a few clicks, its delectable house specialities will be winging their way to you, delivered by
Chronofresh in just 24 hours. Not surprisingly, this unique premium service is proving highly popular with a fast-growing clientele. But Saint Tropez’s favourite pastry shop isn’t stopping there. La Tarte Tropézienne is branching out overseas with the opening of a splendid new bakery in Dallas. We’re betting it will be a runaway success. So what are you waiting for? Go on, try one!
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