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Publisher: Publiscope Publishing Director: Grégory Ayoun Editor in Chief: Laure Delvigo Art Director: Yvan Babillon Cinema: Frank Rousseau Beauty: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther Fashion: Yvo Deprelle, Carine Derosier Lifestyle: Samantha King, Sarah Jackson, Nelly Premilla Society: Quitterie Pasquesoone US Correspondent: Frank Rousseau Art &Culture: Marie Signoret Jewellery: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther People: Eleonore Menile Contributing Photographers: Olivier Rieu, Jean-Luc Scotto Fashion stylist: Patrycja Matysiak Translation: Samantha King, Sarah Jackson Publisher: Publiscope Managing Director: Christian-Jules Ayoun Account Executive: Fiona Esther Sales Manager: Gerald Benitah Advertising Coordination: Cyril Montegu, Florence Perez Torres Advertising Sales Agents: Sarah Tayari, Annaël Palmisano Printing: Brailly Editorial Offices: 136, cours Emile Zola - 69100 Villeurbanne - France Tel.: +33 (0)4 78 24 22 73 - Fax: +33 (0)4 78 24 56 18 firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: EUROPE BLUSH Dream 4, rue de Genève case postale 390 - 1225 Chêne-Bourg - Geneva Switzerland MIDDLE EAST Dubai UAE SOUTH AFRICA / MAURITIUS Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa Wolmar, Mauritius Tel.: +230 403 1500 - Fax: +230 453 5555 International circulation: KD Presse 14, rue des messageries 75010 Paris - France Tel.: +33 (9) 53 39 42 71 email@example.com Distribution Export: Pineapple Média Publiscope: TechnoPark Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France BLUSH Dream is a biannual edited and published by Publiscope. BLUSH Dream declines responsibility for any unpublished texts, illustrations or photos it receives. Reproduction of texts, drawings and pictures published in this magazine remains the property of Blush Editions, owned by Publiscope, which reserves the right of reproduction and translation in the whole world. Publiscope accepts no responsibility for the published documents. All rights reserved. ISSN n°2267-7372 For Sascha and Eva ♥
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Camille Lacourt wears: Black jacket: Smalto Black trousers: Yohji Yamamoto White cotton shirt: Charvet Pendant: Edouard Nahum Bracelets: Zancan Watch: Piaget
Camille Lacourt wears: Necklace: Shamballa Jewels Watch: Carl F. Bucherer
Florent Manaudou wears: Black Suit, trousers And tacket: Smalto White tuxedo shirt: Charvet Bracelets and necklace: Shamballa Jewels
P 27-29 EDITORIALS
P 52 VALERIA IVANOVA An international business woman who cares about entrepreneurs and makes their lives easier.
P 30 TIME KEEPERS P 32 BEAUTY NEWS P 34 JEWELLERY NEWS P 36 HOLDING P 38 CHILL
P 54 GLOBAL COACHING A new vision in coaching.
BACK TIME - shopping beauty
P 56 JENNIFER LAWRENCE A Rebel In Hollywood.
OUT - shopping make -up
P 62 FLORENT MANAUDOU A legend at just 26 years old.
P 40 CHRISTOPHE NICOLAS BIOT One of the most talented hairdressers of his generation. P 42 PRINCELY PAMPERING A temple of well-being.
P 64 CAMILLE LACOURT Swimming, success and style.
P 66 GIGI HADID A top model at the top of her game.
P 44 THE FREE DIET We take a closer look at the latest trends. P 46 PARISIAN WOMAN VERSUS CALIFORNIAN Two different takes on life, two different takes on elegance. P 48 CENTRE DU SOURIRE Zarrinpour, promise of great things. P 50 MIHA BODYTEC For A Great Shape.
P 68 CAROLE G The first cosmetic line that cares. P 70 ALTERNATIVES - shopping fashion P 74 LE RHÖNE For the love of beautiful watches.
P 76 FMR Bespoke Swiss watchmaking.
P 136 COURCHEVEL White gold and the height of excellence.
P 78 SBM A multi-faceted bank.
P 140 LEAL & CO LTD Pioneers in green energy for cars.
P 80 ZANCAN The Zancan jewellery and watch collection is a revelation.
P 142 KITSCH AND CHIC This is a game with rules, periods, styles and genres.
P 82 FRED JOAILLERIE An uncut diamond.
At the Cures Marines Hotel, Trouville.
FASHION EDITORIALS P 84 P 96 P 106
Sea & Style by Olivier Rieu Precious lagoon by Jean-Luc Scotto Let’s Dance by Olivier Rieu
P 118 LA RÉSERVE PARIS Earning a place among the elite.
P 126 MARADIVA VILLAS An exclusive stay in Mauritius.
RESORT & SPA
P 128 DOMAINE DE WOLMAR A unique and awesome hunting spot.
MASTER OF THE ART
A fruitful Season.
How Deyrolle stays ahead of the game.
P 122 MAURITIUS The big trip.
P 130 CATCHING RAYS A break in the Seychelles.
BELOW THE EQUATOR
A success sewn from gold thread for the designer. Another way of drinking wine.
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Sea & Style” is the improbable association of the shock of crashing waves and the sophistication of fashion. Like the ocean, fashion is a tonic with strong and powerful tides. This common thread will take you to the islands where this issue will provide you with the best addresses. On granite monuments, Blush caught up with the high-altitude swimming icons, Camille Lacourt and Florent Manaudou. We capture - but never imprison – on film these champions who have won almost everything. Fashion is consumed a little too fast these days for us to be on board with following it all the time. Peter Lindbergh understands this only too well; we take a look at the man who revolutionised fashion photography. In Venice Beach, Blush wends its way among women of influence such as Jennifer Lawrence, a phenomenal star who amazes everyone by her outspokenness. We interview this rebel who dreams of lagoons and palm trees between locations. They talk of nothing but her; Gigi Hadid has made her curves and her azure gaze her trademark. We shine the spotlight on the top, top model of the moment. After a pit stop at Courchevel, we head back to the capital of fashion, Paris, where the elite meet up at La Réserve and sit down to meals by Chef Eric Frechon. And from film premieres to exhibitions, Blush sidesteps the moroseness of news headlines. We play with words without forgetting frivolity, lightness, imagination, dreams, pleasure, insolence; life.”
Grégory Ayoun Publication Manager
Photo by Olivier Rieu
rom Paris to L.A. via Miami, Blush is moving into new lands of luxury. In this “Sea & Style” number, we have had the honour of working with Olympic swimming champion Florent Manaudou and world swimming champion Camille Lacourt, with whom we shot two exclusive series in Saint-Tropez. On the other side of the Atlantic you will find the stars making the headlines: Jennifer Lawrence, the most bankable actress of the silver screen, tells us all about her incredible experiences on X-Men and about her relationship with fame. Interview p54. When it comes to fine jewellery, the House of Orlov unveils its exceptional pieces, delightfully displayed in a marine photo shoot. This is the kind of spread that makes our magazine so exclusive – and we are developing our know-how through bespoke supplements dedicated to luxury brands such as The Gate Collection Magazine by Blush and HDP by Blush, the Hôtel de Paris St Tropez’s magazine. And coming soon, the Clinic Lemanic in Lausanne with whom we are designing a new Swiss title. See you at Baselworld!
Time Keepers Time-Keepers By Laure Delvigo
New Classics Automatic Collection
“Affordable luxury” and “Live your passion!”. With this motto in mind, Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frederique Constant introduces two new Classics Automatic watches. If classical and traditional are the two adjectives which determine the best of the Frederique Constant watches, the design of this new Classics Automatic Collection will not disappoint. Elegance of the shape, timelessness of the style, harmony of the curve, everything contributes to making these timepieces a classic with a modern twist. frederiqueconstant.com
Patravi TravelTec II by Carl F. Bucherer
The Perfect Watch for the Man on the Move
The Patravi TravelTec II by Carl F. Bucherer was made for the road warrior. This striking rose gold watch simultaneously displays three time zones of choice. At the push of a button, the time zone can be rapidly adjusted, ensuring punctuality in any hemisphere. Warm rose gold glows in a de luxe high-contrast effect, set against the deep black DLCcoated titanium in the Patravi TravelTec II. The back of the timepiece features an engraving that will delight the wearer, displaying 24 time zones centered on Carl F. Bucherer’s own headquarters of Lucerne. Function and fashion meet in the Patravi TravelTec II, making it a watch fit for an international traveler at work or at play. carl-f-bucherer.com
New RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator
When the Harmonious Oscillator was unveiled at Baselworld 2009, there were watchmakers present who thought this invention to be important in the history of timekeeping. The reason is clear: the Harmonious Oscillator represents a horological revolution. In permanent opposition, its toothed balance wheels instantly minimise the effects of gravity when the watch is in the vertical position. The wheels are interlinked, ensuring a more stable amplitude for higher precision. The distinctive design of the new RS 16 with its high-domed sapphire crystal is by star watch designer Eric Giroud. Rudis Sylva is proud to be one of very few independent brands to have designed, manufactured, tested, and patented an entire complicated movement. rudissylva.com
Louis Moinet’s “Memoris Red Eclipse” Memoris Red Eclipse has now become Louis Moinet’s anthology timepiece, celebrating the bicentenary of the invention of the chronograph – a very limited edition of 12 fully hand-engraved watches. It was unveiled at an event organised by Louis Moinet at the Neuchâtel Observatory to observe the eclipse of the moon on September 16. This top prestige version features a bespoke case, is entirely hand-engraved and depicts the theme of the lunar eclipse. All the movement’s finishes are also hand-crafted using authentic, traditional Fine Watchmaking processes – a discipline to which Ateliers Moinet now officially belongs, as per the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s latest White Paper, published on June 22. The bevelling brings the mechanism to life on a mysterious starry background. This is crafted using a traditional rose engine – a tool which, despite being 200 years old, has just found a new application, thanks to Memoris. The unique process creates a spectacular effect that makes the stars twinkle in myriad ways, depending on the angle at which they are viewed. louismoinet.com
Zenith and Land Rover Bar Two legends share a test for challenges After the announcement of the exceptional long-term association between Zenith and Land Rover and with appropriately beautiful timing, Land Rover BAR has taken the opportunity of the first ever America’s Cup racing in Asia to present watchmaker Zenith as Official Timing Partner. An important new collaboration to accentuate the strength and significance of a global partnership that is fully geared up to go the distance. Aldo Magada, President and CEO of Zenith and Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR unveiled the news at a press conference in Fukuoka, the venue for the final racing in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. Ben Ainslie and the sailing team will all become global brand ambassadors, styling the El Primero Sport model. Discover the LAND ROVER BAR sailing team Team www.landroverbar.com/en/sailing-team.html
Rhöne presents the Double Tourbillon DT01
This year Le Rhöne has earned its place in the fine watchmaking market with unique timepieces. At Baselworld 2017 you will be able to discover its first GMT mechanical double tourbillon. Incorporated in a rectifying case, this exceptional face, crafted by the finest artisans in high-end watchmaking, will inaugurate a flying tourbillon collection. This is a new approach by the brand, proud of Switzerland’s great watchmaking tradition while managing to be technical and contemporary. See you at Baselworld! lerhone.com
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News Beauty By Laure Delvigo
Caviar Kaspia & By Kilian
Caviar Kaspia has been perpetuating a tradition of excellence through caviar culture in France and around the world since 1927. The company regularly calls on well-known artists and brands to add their touch to its caviar, creating dreamy and wonderful worlds. Now Caviar Kaspia has signed an olfactory first with By Kilian: a unique and distinguished candle blending precious woods - Sandalwood and Patchouli - with the exotic and salty scent of Ylang-Ylang. The creation is a nod to their shared passion for products that are out of the ordinary. On sale in By Kilian boutiques in Paris and New-York Caviar Kaspia boutique bykilian.com
Lizzy Jagger, Redken’s
new rebel muse
A model, an actress and a producer, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger knows who she gets her character from. The oldest daughter of the star model of the 1970s, Jerry Hall, and the lead singer with the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Lizzy boasts an unusual and terribly rock ‘n’ roll beauty, just like Redken, for whom she is the new face. With her long, ruby-coloured hair and full lips, Lizzy is known for her professionalism – along with a strong character and a few minor scandals such as a very sexy video made without her knowledge and a brawl during her sister, Georgia May’s 18th birthday party in London. Oh well, “Papa was a Rolling Stone”!
Olivier Durbano inaugurates his first store Grasse
Back to his roots for the talented architect and perfumer, Olivier Durbano, who has opened a boutique in Grasse where his great grandparents grew Rose de Mai and Jasmine for perfumers in the perfume capital of the world. Here, stones take centre stage – from the store in bleached stone via the rare fragrances right through to the sublime jewellery in precious and semi-precious stones this charming designer has created. At Olivier Durbano, a stone is a stone of patience, of gratitude, of love, of compassion and of healing … The store is named “Pierres Poèmes” - Poem Stones for the soul of things, rocks and beings, energies, words, scents, images and actions. A place to explore and exchange in the historic centre of the town. Olivier Durbano Pierres Poèmes, Place aux Aires 7 rue des Moulinets 06130 Grasse, France. olivierdurbano.com
It’s raining essential oils at the Plaza Athénée with Skinjay
Always mindful of the comfort of its guests, the Haute Couture luxury hotel on Avenue Montaigne is offering an unusual service focusing on the senses and well-being. When they come into contact with water, Skinjay’s 100% natural designer capsules release essential oils. With “Ondée en Forêt” (forest downpour) and “Pluie de Printemps” (spring shower) the mind drifts away, the body relaxes and a lasting, soothing feeling is generated. This is a new experience offered by one of the finest hotels in the world. 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France skinjay.com - dorchestercollection.com
Rolling back the years
at the Hôtel des Cures Marines in Trouville “An Elixir of Youth”, the flagship programme at the Cures Marines de Trouville, draws on the virtuous circle of perpetual renewal. After an in-depth assessment, a detox programme is created comprising a diet focusing on detoxification and antioxidants, oxygenation through sporting activities and, last but not least, “respirology” – a concept of conscious breathing connecting to the four elements (earth, wind, fire and water). Body and cell activity is regenerated through bespoke thermal treatments and high-tech Skin Perfusion protocols from Filorga. Regenerated, revitalised deep down, guests are also taught how to take care of themselves by applying a holistic approach. The cherry on the cake? The sublime decoration from Jean-Philippe Nuel and a cuisine inspired by the sea from David Drans who spent five years working alongside Alain Ducasse and who sources most of his products locally. Good and good for you – give yourself a health boost at the Hôtel des Cures Marines in Trouville!
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Say goodbye to traditional yoga and its zen attitude, it’s time to put on your boxing gloves to combat daily stress at the Noble Art Club. This new personal coaching concept which combines fighting, sport and relaxation, takes place in a relaxed atmosphere at a prestigious address in Paris’s 17th arrondissement. It’s all about mental and physical preparation to push yourself to the limit. Based on values such as authenticity, listening and empathy, improve your well-being by developing your resistance. Jean-Yves Davison, a world leader in kick boxing and Thai boxing offers an all-round workout based on English boxing. He is joined by a team of specialists: a nutritionist, osteopath, physiotherapist and masseuse and there is also a wellness area with a sauna and themed workshops to spend time together with friends or family. 135 Avenue de Wagram 75017 Paris +33 (0) 1 47 54 91 95 - nobleartclub.fr
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Jewellery By Laure Delvigo
Cindy Chao, the art jewel Biennale des Antiquaires 2016
Known for its artistic interpretations as well as the intricate and refined craftsmanship that brings its stunning creations to life, CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel has garnered the attention of top jewellery collectors and connoisseurs from around the world. The brand’s prestigious Black Label Masterpiece series is particularly exceptional, transcending the boundaries of traditional design for high-class jewellery. Chao seeks only the rarest gemstones to express the exceptional relationship between nature and art while creating museum-calibre pieces. One medium Chao has become known for is titanium, a strong metal that is five times more time consuming to craft than gold, but is used because it is one of the lightest metals. One of the highlights unveiled at the Biennale is the Winter Leaves necklace from the Four Seasons Collection, a reinterpretation of the brand’s first auctioned art jewel back in 2007. A constellation of 250-carats, nearly 6,000 oval-cut diamonds, all falling within the DEF colours and VVS clarity criteria.
Victoria Beckham wearing Tiffany & Co
The designer Victoria Beckham wore a Tiffany T Wrap bracelet of yellow gold and diamonds at her show during New York Fashion Week. So glam! tiffany.com
Happy birthday Gemmyo!
To mark its fifth anniversary, this young jewellery house has chosen to reinterpret one of its iconic pieces and develop it into a collection. The Ariane Pavée ring, better known as the “crown” on the little pink cat that is the brand’s muse, now forms part of an extremely precious 14-piece collection - from the famous Ariane Pavée ring, to Creole earrings with the labyrinth motif, to a studded cuff … All the pieces have the thread motif as their theme. The Ariane So Pavée is restrained and studded with diamonds while the insane Ariane So Crazy is a unique piece in wild and whacky colours - it is studded with vivid pink spinels, Padparadscha sapphires and pink parma sapphires, it shrieks its individuality with the “Ariadne wink” which here takes the form of a pear-shaped tanzanite and a round tsavorite. The items are available on the website www.gemmyo.com and directly from the Gemmyo showroom, 21 rue de Seine in Paris.
COPENHAGEN Shamballa Jewels Ultimate Protection necklace When is a necklace more than a necklace? When it’s the Ultimate Protection necklace from Shamballa. The piece is steeped in the imagery and story-telling that are Shamballa’s trademarks. It features a trio of beautifully crafted and delightfully delicate pendants designed to protect the wearer’s mind, body and soul from negative forces through a message of compassion, wisdom and fearlessness. The Kartika chopper deals swiftly with ignorance, the Laughing Skull Phurpa symbolises the cup of wisdom and the Tibetan Phurpa dagger overcomes obstacles. As with all the brand’s designs, the necklace includes the Star of Shamballa. Considered one of the most sacred and powerful Tibetan symbols, it is believed to bring compassion and protect the wearer from all evil. shamballajewels.com
Japanese inspiration for the house of Garaude Paris
LOS ANGELES Vanessa Hudgens & Maria Lucia Hohan
Vanessa Hudgens wore a Maria Lucia Hohan gown to the last Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Maria Lucia Hohan has become the starlet’s go-to designer, with her designs gracing Hollywood A-listers at major award shows, premieres and red carpet events. Known for her ethereal, elaborately draped gowns and flirty cocktail dresses, Maria Lucia Hohan’s signature aesthetic lies in her delicate pastel hues and colours on variations of silk textures, sheer mousseline, sand washed satin, creamy velvet and crisp taffeta. She describes her collections as chic but girly. Her pieces are created to enhance the feminine silhouette and make a woman feel happy and fabulous. mlh-shop.com
In a tribute to the artist Hokusai, the Kanagawa collection follows the line of the Great Wave of the same name. It is made of titanium, a revolutionary material in the world of jewellery-making, which gives the pieces a real lightness. Extremely complex to work with because of specifics of melting titanium, there are 14 pairs of unique Creole earrings from black to fuchsia, all signed and numbered, which helps you appreciate the various nuances of this avant-garde metal, accented with diamonds. The Creoles are also available as brooches, pendants and rings and capture an infinite motion which whisks you away to another world off the Japanese coast. garaude.com
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Holding back time With the growing enthusiasm for injections, cosmetic laboratories are getting their act together to formulate creams that have similar effects to aesthetic medicine. Here’s an update on the latest products. By Laure Delvigo
Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Mask-In-Crème
Night time remains the best time for the skin to regenerate, repair itself, and recover. This precious mask, the iconic new treatment in the Or Rouge collection, acts as a cream, a mask and a comforting balm. The OR ROUGE GFC complex is combined with powerful glycans (including the mythical Safran f lower), beech bud extract and a fruit acid complex to revitalise, nourish and comfort the epidermis. Applied before an evening out, you’ll love the glow it gives when the skin needs an energy boost. Used as a balm, it’s an SOS treatment for skin that needs nourishment. The skin is left plumper and firmer, radiant and revitalised. It’s a sensual beauty ritual with a spicy and flowery aroma, which will make you feel like you are on holiday even in the winter. €245
Hand cream, Replumping anti-age spot serum with SPF 15 Hands reveal a woman’s age. As we get older, dark spots begin to appear, the skin becomes pigmented and it loses tone. Enriched with Albizia extracts, to brighten and firm, Inca Inchi oil to nourish and moisturise and LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid) and Vitamin CG to even out the skin tone, this all-round anti-ageing serum can be used on the hands and the décolletage. It promotes cellular renewal, which moisturises and plumps the skin, as well as having a SPF15 sun protection. Rejuvenated, plumped and paler with age spots eradicated, your hands are now truly beautiful. 50ml. €85
Collection Prima Glow On Moisturising Balm
Inspired by the wet-on-wet or alla prima oil painting technique used by the Impressionists who worked in natural light without any retouching, Armani Prima allows you to have a perfect complexion and f lawless make-up without any need to touch up throughout the day.
The cornerstone of this new range, Glow On Moisturising Balm leaves your skin dazzling, re-plumped and hydrated for 24 hours. This is made possible by a patented formula and unique process: its surprisingly compact texture is solid at 45 °C and turns into a cool fluid on application. The formula is an inverted emulsion acting on the inner and outer layers of the skin. Equipped with a high concentration of Hydrovance, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid, it offers continuous hydration for the replumping effect. Make-up stays radiant, even at the end of the day and, after four weeks of use, fine lines are reduced and the skin is luminous. €85
Absolue l’Extrait, Ultimate Rose Serum Mask
Women know they can’t halt the passage of time, but they can slow it down. For all those who strive to make the best of themselves, Lancome, with its huge technological and sensorial know-how, has extended its range of lifestyle cosmetics. As well as being a wonderful ritual to follow at home, its technology is based on 10 worldwide patents relating to the avantgarde encapsulation of Pearls of Rose with revitalising properties. From the first application, the skin is intensely hydrated (+28%), an effect that lasts for 48 hours for a single application (+14.9%). After a month, wrinkles are reduced by 23% and the skin is more radiant. 30ml. €499 € Available in France, at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann and Bon Marché (www.lancome.fr)
Intensive Spirulina Cream
Part of the new Intensive collection, a selection of molecules and extracts used in aesthetic dermatology for a fast-acting effect, we love these treatments which have fast and lasting results. We tested Intensive Spirulina, a blue or cyanophyseal seaweed, which along with Hyaluronic, Retinol, Ahah Peel, and Vitamin E2 is ideal for fighting signs of fatigue and loss of vitality and boosting radiance. Spiruli-
na is made up of 220 molecules, integrating 10 vitamins, 10 minerals, 18 amino acids, trace elements, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Applied after a session of mesotherapy, radio-frequency or laser treatment, this serum can also form part of your beauty routine on a daily basis, especially when the season is changing. A real concentration of nutri-energy for an immediate glow. Serum 30 ml - €79 & cream 50ml - €69
A d a i ly b eaut y a l ly a g a i n st u rba n pollution that chokes and dulls your skin. In Swiss scientific tradition, Valmont researchers have developed DETO2X CREAM, a high-tech cream that purifies and oxygenates your epidermis and imbues it with a revolutionary energy. With its powerful detoxifying action, DETO2X CREAM boosts cell renewal, giving your skin a second wind. Its daily application is a sensual pleasure that produces a pur i f y ing ef fect on t he sk in which becomes softer, purified and smoothed (for more than 80% of users*), thus restoring its natural radiance. As a complement, Valmont’s Vitalit y of Glaciers treatment will enhance the energy power of DETO2X CREAM. 45ml. €225 * From a clinical study on the improved skin of 25 women after using it for a month.
Essential Lotion Caviar Luxe
After 40 years of scientific research in Switzerland, La Prairie has developed an original formula exclusively based on caviar water. Thanks to an innovative process of hydrodistilling caviar beads, Essential Lotion Caviar Luxe offers you a rejuvenating beauty solution. All the active nutrients contribute to its prestigious regenerating and firming power. It results in the delicate daily hydration of the skin promoting elasticity and guaranteeing women the glow and softness of smooth skin. For the full experience treat yourself to the caviar collection in its entirety! 150ml. €213
Exit the natural look because 2017 signals a decisive return to a new sophistication, whether it’s a couture version courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent or Street Chic from Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel. On the catwalk, captivating lipsticks and seventies eye makeup compete for the spotlight. For the new season, femininity wants to assert itself and look sexy from every angle. We take a look at this season’s make-up must-haves! By Laure Delvigo
Make Up For Ever
The first lipstick to bind with the lips, Lip Magnet is an unrivalled colour concentration w ith the f inest of textures. Long lasting (up to eight hours), its matte finish is incredible: it is neither greasy nor sticky and does not migrate, leaving lips hydrated and outlined for hours without drying them out. The bare-lip sensation makes it very pleasant to wear. Of the 18 shades in a matte finish like a second skin, we’re sure you’ll love Night Viper, a carmine red that will have men swooning! Recommended retail price €36. www.armanibeauty.fr
A mascara which is still right up there and incredibly sexy! Its formula guarantees great hold w ith carefully def ined l a s h e s a n d no c l u mp i n g. The exclusive slimline, double-fibre brush loads the eyelashes from the root to the tip. Lash volume is multiplied with an immediate booster effect. Now available in travel size, it is just the thing to slip into your clutch bag for an evening out. €12 Exclusively at Sephora. www.sephora.fr
A collection which echoes the changing colours of autumn leaves, while ref lecting the cu lt u re a nd energ y of t he Japanese capital. From Ginza to Harajuku, you’ll love losing yourself in a whirlwind of styles, exotic street food and other spect acular colours wort hy of the the most gorgeous geishas. From “Maki me happy” to “Kimono-over”, a fun, fashionable collection that reflects the spirit of Essie varnishes. Recommended retail price €11.90 www.essie.fr
Wit h it s exclusive Pig ment Infusion System™ formula, Vice lipstick lives up to its name, combining a nourishing cocktail of oils (jojoba, avocado and babassu), aloe vera, illipé butter (extracted from illipé trees in Malaysia) and antioxidants (vitamins C and E) which give in-depth protection and leave lips feeling incredibly soft. With six different finishes to choose from (from matte to high gloss) and 100 different shades, make him fall for you with a sexy touch which goes on in a single slick! Recommended retail price: €18.50. Exclusively in Sephora boutiques, on the Sephora website www.sephora.fr and on the urbandecay.fr. e-boutique.
Lip Magnet - Night Viper
Born this way A non-greasy foundation like a second skin that gives invisible coverage, while camouflaging imperfections. Infused w ith a patented cocktail of coconut water with moisturising action; alpine rose to illuminate the complexion and hyaluronic acid for a soft skin and to smooth wrinkles. Born this way, for a complexion so radiant you’ll set hearts on fire! €36. Exclusively at Sephora. www.sephora.fr
Couture Palette Collector Scandal Collection A s Lloyd Simmonds, A rt is tic Director of Yves Saint Laurent Make Up says: “Have fun with your makeup. Maintain the mystery. Don’t be afraid of contrasts.” Go for a colour clash! Open up this gorgeous palette with its couture finish and you’ll find a world of intense colour, combining the brilliance of burgundy with the
purity of beige, contrasting prettily with a vintage green. It’s an unusual and contemporary combination that evokes the scandalous spirit of the 1970s, while reflecting the modernity of YSL woman today. By choosing a mix of styles you can look sensational. €62. yslbeauty. com
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Biot Style and spirit
e is one of the most talented hairdressers of his generation. He doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink alcohol and works hard, but like a high-level athlete, he is also forward-thinking and cultured. He is ChristopheNicolas Biot, Wella’s International A rt ist ic A mba ssador, t he man behind the Bar à Chignon Minute and the go-to hairdresser of Isabelle
Huppert, Laetitia Casta, Emmanuelle Seigner and other award-winning French actresses. Just a few steps away from Avenue Montaigne in Paris, his premises are above the Balmain showroom, in a majestic 550 m² salon, L’Appartement Trandline, his new address on the Right Bank. By Laure Delvigo
You are Wella’s International Artistic Ambassador, you set up the Bar à Chignon Minute, you created your own organic haircare range and botanical colouring range, “Bio by Biot”, you have a salon on Paris’s Left Bank in St Germain, L’Atelier BioT and now one on the Right Bank, L’Apartment Trandline. Christophe-Nicolas Biot, do you ever stop? After being artistic director of the Vog group, I decided to take my career in a new direction in 2009 and to sign an international artistic contract with Wella. Thanks to a chance meeting, I acquired
py, because in a way I think I’m a major player in the business today. We go forward by coming up with ideas. So not everything I come up with necessarily has an audience, but in general it does. It’s not always the same audience and that’s what is interesting. Actually, that’s what I like, because I think I have a chameleon personality.
Marianne Gray’s salon, on the Left Bank where I set myself up in 2010. I opened the Maison de Coiffure, in the heart of St Germain des Prés, then the Bar à Chignon Minute which just took off.
metaphors like that in life. Besides comfort and appearance, the suit gives you a hard shell, a kind of personality too. And I like this idea of metaphorical clothing. With all these concepts, the idea is to appeal to clients with different tastes: some are looking for botanics, others for glamour, sometimes they want the fun side of St Germain, in a way only St Germain knows how to do, in a way the 8th arrondissement can never quite manage.
Everyone has copied your concept … As Coco Chanel said: “Take my ideas, I’ll have others.” This is so true! Imitation is the best form of flattery so in the end, I’m very hap-
People say you are eclectic, what do you say to that? Eclectic, yes, but without compromising on quality. I like to wear a different suit every morning because every day is different and I think that clothes tell a story as well. We see
Which artists inspire you? Jacques Brel and Mick Jagger. Jacques Brel is someone who had a wonderful way with words, a poet, who knew how to speak to people through his poems and songs, while Mick Jagger, with his gestures, his sensuality, his charisma on stage, his animal side speaks to me through his actions. I try to reference this in my shows. Isabelle Huppert, Laetitia Casta, Emmanuelle Seigner, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche… Many celebrities entrust their appearance to you. Who has made the biggest impression? The first woman I met in Paris 14 years ago, who really helped me and gave me a boost, is Emmanuelle Seigner. I was unknown, I came here from Mulhouse - can you imagine?! I was lucky enough to go to a theatre to give some advice, and made friends. Emmanuelle began to trust her hair to me, and suddenly an article appeared in Elle magazine! In hindsight, I can see the importance this might have had for my career. Other projects and other meetings followed, like Eva Herzigova or Isabelle Huppert, who I look after in the studio as well as in my salon. What are the expectations of clients at L’Appartement in Rue Pierre Charron and those at the Maison de Coiffure in Saint Germain? The expectations are the same. Whether you are in 500 m² or in 150 m², someone having their hair styled in Saint Germain on the Left Bank will have the same expectations as on the Right Bank. They are
looking for a high level of service, an individual signature and above all a personal service, that is what is most important and that is what makes us stand out. Having said that, no woman goes out with the same hairstyle or the same colour. We are not concerned with trends, like a group that brings out four photos and everyone must leave the salon like that, because they are blonde. I don’t do stereotypes. What does Christophe-Nicolas Biot dream of doing next? Good question! If there is one I thing I dream of, it is of being able to take my time and to have time. Last Sunday was wonderful: I got up, I did not look at my watch, I had no timetable and I walked around Paris, strolled to the Bon Marché. That is a real luxury for me, not to have to follow a fixed programme, not to be tied down to a specific schedule. Dreams are also about projects. I always need to have a project in my head so that I’m moving forward. Until now, I have worked hard without looking back and thinking about what I‘ve achieved. Now, it is starting to build up and suddenly I find myself looking back, and saying ‘Ah yes, I did that, that, that and that’. Before I didn’t really take the time to appreciate it, because one project led into another.
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If you were a painting, what would you be? The Mona Lisa. It’s a classic and that little smile suits me! Or for something more surreal, The Son of Man by Magritte. A song? Mon Enfance by Barbara and Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. A book? La Bicyclette Bleue by Régine Desforges What is your favourite perfume? Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. It brings back memories.
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etting beach body ready starts early. Sometimes very early. From gluten-free to lactose-free to sugar-free diets, no sacrifice is too grea for those looking to control what they eat. Right or wrong? We take a closer look at the latest trends.
By Quitterie Pasquesoone
From Paris to Los Angeles, one diet follows on from another and they all seem much of a muchness. The latest craze for the stick thin? Avoiding one food or another in the hope of gaining bodily benefits both internal and external. And the list is long: “free” is better or so they say! A few years ago, nutritionists were pointing the finger at starch and fat; down w ith bread, you were better off sticking to vegetables, steamed of course. Nowadays the conversation has moved on and pasta and potatoes are back on the menu, along with fats. Olive oil (or coconut if you want to be snobby), Omega 3s (all hail the capsules of cold sea fish oil) and other oils such as rapeseed are now all the rage. Eating fats is good for you! The current Public Enemy No 1 is sugar – that fake friend who will do wrong by you. And that’s not all – sugar-free but also milk,
gluten and meat-free. Exclusion diets, the latest in one-upmanship fashion, have the wind in their sails. So what should we make of these new kinds of diets? Obviously they can be useful just as long as you don’t mix them all up. Because while diets without this or that are perfectly legitimate when prescribed by a doctor or as part of a life philosophy (such as veganism which excludes the use of any animal products either in your diet or lifestyle), their benefits are often taken out of their original context… A “-free” diet helps you lose weight? False. Or in any case that is not what they are desig ned to do. It’s t r ue – sk ipping lactose never reduced cellulite. Going gluten-free means waving goodbye to all starch? False again – not all starch contains gluten, only wheat-based starch. Do you see what we mean? Ignorance sometimes reaches
the level of ridicule, and that’s before we get on to those who believe they are allergic to such or such food group when they are not even intolerant: excess is the rule. It is a sad way to view food – and life! Because little by little we are working towards flavourless cuisine. And while we are at it, meals with no pleasure and no joie de vivre. So beware then of banning everything; don’t forget the pleasure of sitting down to enjoy the traditional little dishes of your region. Because if there is one thing we would be wrong to deprive ourselves of it is those dishes that make up our culinary, cultural wealth – chocolate and walnut brownies one side of the Atlantic and Beef Bourguignon or chocolate éclairs on the other. Guaranteed 100% pure gluten, lactose and animal proteins – but also guaranteed 100% pure pleasure and tradition. And tradition tastes good doesn’t it?
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GT i r l he Parisian woman is a mythical and delicate creature who casually produces a packet of cigarettes from her Chanel handbag. Meanwhile on the other side of the planet, the Californian girl drinks a kale smoothie, her blond hair flying in the wind, her well-toned figure encased in a Versace dress. Two different takes on life, two different takes on elegance.
By Marie Signoret
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The chic versus the sexy
Shades of grey versus all the colours of The cigarette versus the healthy lifestyle the rainbow
Paris is all about chic. A deceptively simple chic. While in California, it’s fashionable to be casual - short shorts, Uggs and a casuallystyled bun, with another look for the evening - crop-top, mini-skirt and vertiginous heels in Paris, there is a middle ground of always looking chic without overdoing it. With a slick of lipstick, work wear becomes evening wear. The Parisian wants to look feminine in every nuance and detail. The chic is in the certain je-ne-sais-quoi. The high priestess of Parisian chic is, of course, Coco Chanel. No need to wear a miniskirt to be desirable, there is a hint of the erotic in a slightly too unbuttoned shirt or in a confident and devil-may-care attitude - there is nothing so chic as the beaming smile of Inès de la Fressange. The Californian in turn is more upfront Kim Kardashian is the new poster girl for the uninhibited Californian way of life. She has made a virtue out of what some might have seen as a defect - her buttocks for those who haven’t been keeping up. Check it out for yourself with Jean-Paul Goude’s pictures that “broke the internet”. Why keep that under wraps? Before her, Pamela Anderson was another face of Californian excess. We are no longer in the the je-nesais-quoi territory of the Parisian, this is allout sexy, poured into a Versace minidress and shouting it loud and clear!
It is said that the Parisian is a fashion icon. But from one season to the next, her wardrobe does not seem to change: the trench coat is still in evidence - often it is not even a French brand - to brave the weather in Paris and co-ordinate with the clouds and her cashmere sweaters range in colour from mouse grey to slate grey. The Parisian remains faithful to the classics, but is not very adventurous. The Californian meanwhile does not live in a grey climate, she loves pastels or bright colours - it has to be said that these colours show off her eponymous blonde hair to the best advantage. She matches her manicure to her outfit, knowing that a manicure is rarely limited to one colour. Why choose?
Who wins? We love t he uninhibited att it ude of Californians just as much as the more nuanced approach of the Parisian.
So who wins? The Californian girls who defend the right to show some imagination - even if it does involve pairing Uggs with short shorts in the blazing sun.
The Parisian is constantly complaining that you can no longer smoke just anywhere as you could in the old days … She has tried giving up cigarettes at least 50 times since 2006, but she carries on anyway. It’s a way of life: smoking, red wine and zero sport. The Parisian doesn’t want to be seen to be making an effort: “I put on the first thing I laid my hands on.” The same goes for her hair, her make-up and her figure. The Parisian says she has no beauty secrets, she loves her faults! However, she says she loves Camembert and croissants more than she actually eats them. Like a professional dancer, the Parisian wants us to believe that her innate elegance comes easily. To achieve this, she spends a significant amount of time styling her hair so it looks unstyled and perfecting her natural make-up to look classy without appearing to have made an effort. When it comes to sport, the Parisian will take part, but with the nonchalant approach she is known for - and which is absolutely genuine. After all, there’s no harm in skipping Pilates to go for a drink with friends, is there? The Californian doesn’t mess with her healthy life credo. Her best friend is her blender - if the Parisian says “I’ll have a coffee first,” her Californian counterpart retorts: “I’ll have a kale and spinach smoothie first.” And the day can begin with a yoga session by the ocean - for once, the River Seine plays second fiddle. Who wins ? We want to say the Parisian - even if she cheats a bit.
Zarrinpour Promise of great things By Fiona Esther - Photo Avdeev
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ucked away in the heart of Paris, up the staircase of a Haussmanian building, a neo-cosmetic concept discreetly opens its doors. Your new smile is in sight with the promise of long-lasting beauty and you are sure to leave a happy customer. At this high-class beauty location, the designer unveils his dazzling vision, the art of fine “dental jewellery”. With all the skill of modern jewellers, his team sketches out the most wonderful smile for everyone sculpting even the smallest of details with the greatest of care. And throughout the process, they give the benefit of their ultimate beauty expertise. This is the work of an elite team, equipped with the most elaborate techniques and advanced treatments for which they hold the secret. Cabinets of curiosities, transformed into palaces of magic and renamed “Smile Centres”, from Paris to Lausanne, reveal the expression of our greatest happiness to the eyes of the world. So let’s smile at life! Doctor Zarrinpour can be found at his secret address - N°7, Place de la Madeleine in Paris. A dental surgeon and pioneer of invisible orthodontics, this business man is first and foremost an avant-gardist, far removed from the idea of a classic, runof-the-mill dentist, believe us, and it is with great elegance and an ultra-careful regard that he thinks about your smile and makes your expression even more beautiful. And it is
from the heart that his team shapes our most alluring ally … Combining all their scientific know-how, their exceptional talent and their neo-cosmetic expertise, beauty takes on a new dimension in their hands.
A New You With no inhibitions, here your smile is given the utmost consideration. Such a precious thing is treated with great care, designed in every detail and then sculpted to perfection. Created first in 3D, the top-of-the range and highly sophisticated facial software is like a leap towards a radiant future. guided by the expert and glamorous eye of Aurélie M., the smile you dreamed of takes on a real dimension. Instant realignment, gaps closed, tooth shapes altered, shades of white corrected for a more natural or more sophisticated look. What a luxury it is to have the chance to visualise your next beauty asset! If these early virtual revelations are a sight to behold, that is even before the work of the master jewellers continues … From that moment on, in their hands, the creators of the new “ jewellery-smile” prepare to bring it to life so your smile can be reborn.
which Dr. Zarrinpour and Hava Abad know exactly how to apply are unique in their field. Ultra-thin and with no need for abrasion, they can be applied in next-to-no-time for the most beautiful high-luxury smile. Perfectly nuanced and with subtleties of shape and skin tones, this “ready-to-apply” system becomes the key to a new happiness. And if it is not exactly what you wanted, there is no problem … it is reversible, adjustable and can always be altered, you can have exactly the smile you want. Cocooned in this privileged bubble of beauty, in this utterly chic and zen at mosphere, you are offered much more than a smile: there is a promise of renewal. Like a splendid light upon your face, implant sessions, skin perfecting solutions, cell renewal and immortal youth are all waiting to be d i scovered a nd combi ned without delay. The philosophy of inner beauty is naturally revealed to the whole world, as well as in the privacy of the beauty sanctuary. A smile, the power of beauty greater than you ever imaged.
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t might look minimalist, but its philosophy, its methods and the results it produces are the quite the opposite. Ultra-innovative, powerful and reliable, it goes where other devices have never been. It links strength with endurance and power with speed and can help with weight loss in record time. Is it some sort of sporting UFO? Almost certainly. Is it a scientific revolution? No, it’s more than that! The product of German research, fine-tuned, it has electromyostimulation at its very heart. Each muscle group is worked intelligently so that the whole body reacts to the thousandth degree. Working in depth in this way, using opposing currents, the muscles are then stimulated, built up and toned as never before. Originally a sporting device, it has become a real “tool” for body shaping, 20 minutes (one session) is enough to feel results … A sculpted and firmed body, a well-developed and uniform musculature and, as a bonus, competitive and steely morale. Feted as a scientific breakthrough and praised for its innovation, it goes beyond being a simple sports machine … With its high-tech and futuristic design, turning the concept of sports training on its
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Machines for modern times A leader in the EMS market (integral electro-stimulation), Miha Bodytec is now breaking new ground and unveiling its full potential. So far 40 countries have been won over, with all Paris at its feet and all manner of sports personalities, like the incredible Usain Bolt and former French sprint champion Christine Aaron who use it to train. Now it can be found at high-class addresses and top-level dedicated centres where we are invited to try it … Highly sporty and personalised. In fact, it is always in an accompanying philosophy that one tries the “Bodytec experience” overseen by coaches specifically trained in its use so you can get the most out of it in complete safety. With precision and minute timing, the body’s movements are guided with perfect synchronicity. A session on the Miha Bodytec is so concentrated that just one is the equivalent of four hours in the gym in terms of pure muscle contraction.
The Miha Bodytec provides the qualitative and modern response that we are looking for. Forget the outdated image of electrodes of bygone years, this is the future. When you see this device, its electroluminescent dashboard allows you to control the periods of contraction and rest - believe us, this is the bang-up-to-date machine that helps you to get in shape.
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An international business woman who cares about entrepreneurs and makes their lives easier
re you an entrepreneur? A top-manager? Is your business the priority? A lot of work and little time for yourself? Imagine if someone could make your business and your life better, someone with a real understanding of what it’s like to start and run a company? We’ve found such an expert. Valeria Ivanova, founder of vip-pro.ch, is an entrepreneur herself, and she focuses on you as a whole, a business and a person.
So you’ve read tons on ROI, a d d e d v a lu e, i n nov a t io n and best practices … You’re a ssaulted by t housands of consult ing companies and personal coaches who promise to push your business to a new level. But who spares a thought for the bosses? Who cares about their well-being? Valeria, 35, from Geneva, has first-hand experience of the world of entrepreneurship – she has been setting up and running international businesses since 2000. A fter a career in the tourism, luxury and medical care industries in Switzerland and abroad, she came to the conclu sion – obv iou s but difficult to implement – that if the head of the company feels great, then he or she will make sure the business and its employees feel the same way.
After coming close to a burnout herself, Valeria decided to do all she could to help entrepreneurs – the current rock stars – often idolized or envied, but just as often overworked and isolated. Her goal since 2014 has been to help entrepreneurs find a balance, so they can remain in top shape both personally and professionally. It is her contribution to those who change our world.
Improve the health We of ten t a l k ab out t he employees’ well-being, but – often as well – we forget to talk about the well-being of the person who started the bu sines s. A nd, a s Va ler ia herself experienced, for an entrepreneur, business comes first, even after several wake-up calls. And yet, our bodies are
the vehicles that produce and supply the energ y to be an entrepreneur. As she puts it: “It’s the base, the platform,” before adding, with a smile: “But why not outsource the maintenance of the vehicle to the pros?” T h a t ’s w h e r e V a l e r i a ’s connections with the Swiss hea lt h i ndu st r y come i n handy. She takes care of your health, adapting the medical services to the demands and constraints of business men and women. Depending on the need or urgency, she secures appointments in Switzerland with the best practitioners. Without having to wait and in the comfort of your home. If more discretion is needed, she can even arrange to close an entire clinic to outside patients. “Replace 24 teeth in 2 sessions instead of usual 10? On a weekend, early in the morning
or late in the evening?” – all of this is possible thanks to Valeria, who works with the best dentists in Geneva. And because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, she insists on regular, thorough and state-ofthe-art check-ups to localize any potential problems, as well as on on-going treatments to improve and sustain your health.
Look after the family “Delegation is Management 101, right? And yet, as managers, we tend to forget about it when it comes to our own lives and family” – explains Valer ia – “ W hen t hink ing ab out my ow n sit u at ion, and that of my friends … I realized you need more than a secretar y or an assistant. You need a team of specialists who have a more strategic
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Invest in win-win “I’m not going to teach anyone to reinvest like A mazon or avoid taxes like Apple … I think
we all know how to do that,” – laughs Valeria - “I’m a specialist i n e t h i c a l i n v e s t m e nt s .” This woman of passion and conv ict ion f avor s w in - w in project s; project s that not only help protect and increase the entrepreneur’s capital, but which also benefit the planet, the city, the culture or another entrepreneur. Investments in contemporary art, in cinema, in green construction or in a new business. “Even by investing in some luxury, for example, a vintage car, my entrepreneurclient is helping preserve a piece of world history.”
Upgrade the office This expert knows from her own experience: “An optimum work environment is key for optimum work results.” She steps in to
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Close to her clients, Valeria Ivanova responds to their needs with precision, which is typically Swiss. And with a deeply human commitment, which is typically Russian. Born in Geneva, she spent 16 years in Moscow and speaks four languages. Business people are her core business and by helping them she also helps develop something even more important: the business of the people. Hers is a unique and exclusive company with deep, humanistic qualities. A real pro.
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a k i ng c a re of your health a nd f it nes s i s an essential these days. We focus on a method t h at h a s prove d it s worth, suited to all those who want to look after t hemselves in a well thought out and global way: Global Coaching.
and body while adding an additional helping of specialist expertise. And, into the bargain, the method even develops the abilities you need to improve your daily routine and look after your health. Global coaching uses modern techniques combined w it h a ncest r a l k now - how : body-building and muscle strengthening, stretching, pilates and proprioception but also relaxation (Tai Chi and Qigong) and nutrition. Nothing is left to chance. And because our mental well-being is also part of the programme, a permanent process is begun to develop willpower and selfconfidence, while teaching you how to get back in touch with your body and feelings to better handle them.
By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Whether you are used to physical activity or want to ease yourself back into it, whether you are a high-performing athlete or recovering from an accident or illness, Global coaching can help you. The coach in cha rge of t h is hol ist ic a nd tot a l approach is Philippe Clément, a worldrenowned figure in martial arts. Notably, for more than 22 years he was taught by Master Nguyen Duc Moc, the pioneer and patriarch of Vietnamese martial arts in Europe, himself. After several trips to Vietnam to train, he is now an expert in gestures, self-control, attack, self-defence
A complete method, blending tradition and modernity Based on the age old principles of the martial arts, Global Coaching’s philosophy offers a new way of looking after yourself. The idea is to take the essence of martial arts which, as well as training fighters, promote an excellent and healthy lifestyle through complete workouts for the mind
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Health coaching or sports coaching? The aim of Global Coaching is to best meet the needs of each individual. For those in search of well-being or who want to get back into a physical activity safely or who suffer from problems such as chronic pain, arthritis, back-ache or stress, health coaching is perfect. For those who are looking to go further down the road of a global workout for optimum balance or who want a specific, cardio-vascular preparation for a bike race or marathon for example or who want to body-build, then the sports coaching is better for you. The programme can be adapted at any time to suit your needs and requirements. The primary goal is to achieve your sports, performance or health aims in the short and long term. All that’s left for you to do is take the first step!
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She is probably the “hippest” and most “bankable” actress of the moment. She is young, beautiful and an Oscar-winner. She has Hollywood and the world at her feet. Her name is Jennifer Lawrence and not a nano-second goes by without it being mentioned somewhere on the web or in the tabloid press. A star phenomenon who has surprised many by her outspokenness and who refuses to allow herself to be penned in by the prevailing conformism. Blush interviewed this rebel who dreams of lagoons and coconut palms between film shoots. Interviewed in London by Frank Rousseau
You were propelled to worldwide fame through your role as the mutant Mystique in X Men. Tell us a bit about that blue make-up - you certainly didn’t find the colour at Dior for whom you are an ambassador! (Laughs). It now takes three hours to transform me into Mystique. Going to the bathroom is always a problem and remov ing the make-up isn’t necessarily easy simply because the make-up artist sticks loads of things on with really strong glue. It has to last a whole day – 15 or 16 hours – and be sweatresistant! Just to make things better, I’m allergic to all adhesives so it leaves marks! But you just get on with it; I never told anyone! How do you react when you see yourself completely blue? I am usually so tired and so starving when I wake up at two in the morning just to have to go through the whole process that I really couldn’t care less what I looked like! Usually it’s the others who see me like that who react, not me. Perhaps because I forgot what I look like! Sometimes I would look at my assistant and we’d be talking about something really serious and then at some point she would stop the conversation
saying: “I’m sorry I just can’t do this. You really look like a monster!” (Laughs) What’s worrying is that I don’t always realise that! In X Men and also in the Hunger Games saga, you display your leadership skills. I was wondering what kind of a boss you are in real life? I’ve never beaten anyone up! Well …not yet! (Laughs). Now what kind of a boss am I? I think I’ve found the right tone to adopt when someone screws up or does something I don’t like. When a mistake has been made and I have to tell someone off, I usually become really mean and nasty – but in a funny way, not seriously at all. For example, I’m capable of saying: “I’ll skin you alive!” or “Never ask me to wear a ball gown again! I hate it because, thanks to you, I was the most over-dressed girl of the evening!” (Laughs). I can assure you, everyone knows I’m joking – at least I hope they do because if not they must think I’m a living nightmare! (Laughs) If you had a super power, would you use it to change the face of the planet? You know, Mystique was able to transform herself and I don’t
think that power would be enough to change the world unless I could transform myself into a leader or a political figure of international standing! Objectively, I don’t think I would be able to do much. What is for sure is that I dream of a world w it hout Donald Trump! I would add that I’m not authoritative enough to make a good leader. I’m not smart enough either to run the world! (Laughs) In the meantime, you’re very mature for your age … You know, I haven’t been to school since I was 14 years old! So I wasn’t surrounded by people of my own age and that makes you grow up quicker! What is certain is that I’ve had to deal with a lot of stuff in my life; no-one knows what I’ve been through. There is an awful lot about injustice in your films and in real life Jennifer, what do you find particularly unfair right now? A whole load of things! To start w it h, t he dispar it y in wages between men and women. If you have the same responsibility and do the same job I don’t understand why this gap ex i st s. T he pr ice of some products drives me crazy too.
How can I come across a T-shirt for US$150 when shopping in Los Angeles? And when I was buying furniture for my house, I couldn’t believe how much a couch can cost. In the end I bought one at Ikea. I don’t know how long it will last but it was in a fit of anger – a kind of act of rebellion. When I saw the prices I said: “Out of the question, I’m going to Ikea.” On top of that, the couch is great. But yes, this inflation in the price of things really angers me. As a role-model, do you feel you have a special responsibility towards other women? Yes, of course. I feel a bit of pressure because there are so many young women, and also many young men, who go and see my films. I owe it to them to be an example beyond reproach. Now I think it’s very important that women support each other. Women are often harder on each other, they spare them nothing. They talk about everything. Men are only interested in the most futile things!
In Hunger Games, your character Katniss cries sometimes. Do you often shed tears and if so under what circumstances? I don’t generally cry a lot in life. But it’s difficult because sometimes I would like to be able to cry. It’s always easier to have empathy for others than compassion for yourself; it’s the basic premise of the role of an actor, to understand the situation someone’s in and to have empathy for them. So it’s easier for me to cry about my character than to connect to my own feelings. I find it easier to cry in front of a camera than in real life. If you don’t cry, what do you do to release pressure? You’ll have to ask my therapist that question. (Laughs) I don’t know, different things and, when things are really too sad I do cry, obviously. I don’t hold back my tears. One thing’s for sure; going on holiday far away from Los Angeles, bathing in the ocean, lying out on the sand and resting in a hammock in the shade of palm trees beats everything else for getting rid of toxins! If you knew how much I love idyllic islands. I love those places that allow you to switch off and reconnect with yourself. The idea of hiring a sail boat and heading off for the southern seas has been something I’ve been thinking of for a while actually. During the craziness of filming and promoting my films, I often dream of diving into crystalline waters and watching sea turtles in lagoons that look like giant swimming pools! You are constantly in the spotlight. Do you ever get the impression you are losing a certain innocence, or natural touch? I wouldn’t say you lose your innocence, but you do feel a certain alienation when the whole world looks at you in one way and treats you in one way when, deep down, you’re still the same person. I don’t feel different but when I’m in an elevator and the doors open, everyone looks at me. I don’t understand why all these people are holding their breath as if I was inaccessible! So it’s a quite unsettling. (Laughs)
Do you think you will always stay the same? I mean always be authentic … I really hope so. Sometimes it’s frustrating because it can all backfire simply because you said something stupid. It’s very unsettling because at the same time as everyone’s telling me to be myself, I’m reaching a point where deep down inside me I’m saying: “No, don’t say that.” (Laughs). So I self-censure. I can understand just how hard it is not to change because everyone around you changes. For example, I was recently at a friend’s birthday and I took her to buy a French bulldog because she’s always dreamed of having that race of dog. I was chatting to her in her garden, having a really nice time, when I realised she was taking photos of me and selling them online. It started out with buying a Bulldog with my friend and ended up in an argument. So I don’t want to change but people really have to cut out stupid stuff. But how can you handle this fame that has been raining down on you since you were so young? I don’t think it would be very good for my mental health to agree with you whole-heartedly – quite simply because I have never seen myself as a star! You know a lot of people have me all wrong; on the one hand there is work, the parties, the premiers and film promotion. But after that I go quietly home, throw on jeans and a T-shirt and go and do the shopping! I don’t really feel part of all this circus that surrounds me – it’s as if it was happening to someone else! Do you have a secret that keep’s you in touch with reality? I don’t really know. I tr y to keep things in perspective. I didn’t grow up in this world; I didn’t even grow up in Los Angeles. No, I grew up in Kentucky. As for success, it didn’t come to me all that quickly. Before breaking through I struggled quite a lot! I’m not someone who likes to be isolated or who delegates either. I really don’t want to be shut up in an
ivory tower. What’s more, when I go into a supermarket, I know the price of things, believe me. I don’t get ripped off because I look at the tickets and I compare prices like we were talking about earlier! Right, you can still go into a supermarket. So it’s not a joke? (Laughs) OK, sometimes it’s a bit hard. For example, the other day I was in my car when I went past a shop and I thought to myself: “ You know what, I need some Tupper w a re.” So I stopped to buy some. Of course, once inside the shop there were a few glances and some people were pointing at me. Someone even pushed into me. The hardest part, I’ll let you in on something here, is that the simplest things become a cause of anxiet y. Like going to the supermarket to do my shopping or going to the dry cleaners etc. And you know why? Because I don’t know what might happen. Things can happen so fast. And does that stress you? Constantly! I have nightmares about it all the time. I dream I’m in a shopping mall and that all these people are surrounding me and I have nowhere to go. Sometimes it’s just easier to call friends and ask them to stop by the store and pick me up some bananas on their way over. When it comes to it, I’d rather go to a premier; I know what to expect! In short, I have the impression that the hunter I play in Hunger Games will herself be hunted in real life. Going back to Kentucky, yesterday was the famous horse race, the widely-publicised Kentucky Derby. Does that bring back happy memories for you? I have gone to horse races but never that one. The Derby is for rich people. So I watched it on television. It has to be said tickets for it are so expensive! Have you ever bet on a horse? No! I work too hard to earn my money. When I lose two dollars I get mad. It really annoys me!
You seem to have a great sense of humour. Are you aware of that? This quality has helped me get over everything I’ve been through, endured and put up with. My father has a very good sense of humour and he always taught me to laugh at myself. Humour is very important to me; I really need to laugh every day. I also like having intellectual conversations but after about five minutes I’ve had enough! (Laughs) You once said you ate spaghetti and meatballs for breakfast. That’s not really a Hollywood diet is it? I never go on a diet for these films; I don’t need to. And you know why? Because with a saga like Hunger Games or X Men, you never stop running, jumping and leaping. It’s very demanding, physically. On a day’s filming we spend half the time exercising our muscles in one way or another. Also, I’m still young so I don’t really need to diet. I leave my metabolism well alone. That said, I know that one day I will have to watch my weight. When you’re my age you can work things off easily; as the years go by that becomes more complicated. Who are the people you admire the most, who inspire you or who have had a real influence on you? To start with, Mer yl Streep. She is by fa r my favour ite actress. I can’t be the only one to admire her so much! (Laughs). I am also a total fan of the director Susanne Blier with whom I’m going to make a film soon. Lastly, I adore Mother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln and my mother! Why my mother? Because she has always been in f initely pat ient w it h me. Because she has never judged me. Because she has always helped me make my dreams come true and given me selfconfidence. I hope that when I have children I will be as perfect a mother as she is! I also love her because she never let me starve! (Laughs)
What about you Oscar, where is that? In the family home. Initially I put it away in a cupboard but then I changed my mind! Now it is in a display cabinet at my parents’. But it’s not too obvious either; it doesn’t leap out at you as soon as you walk in. You know, I’m not interested in impressing people with this trophy. I would rather people felt at ease. They can even touch it! Incidentally I hate people who are pretentious or show-offs. So it was normal that I played down my Oscar and my other awards. In the beginning, like I said, I put it in a cupboard in my room! My mother didn’t think that was the best place for it, she thought such a trophy deserved better! So we reached an agreement. In X Men, your character knew different times. Does the one you’re currently living in suit you? I like this time. I would just like technology to slow down a little. I even wonder how this technological one-upmanship is going to affect the new generation of kids. I don’t think they’ll ever know what it means to be bored! I’m convinced that they associate thinking things over and doing nothing with a form of depression. And it’s nothing to do with it. It’s frightening to think that this new generation is constantly in “hyper active” mode and that it never stops! It should take the time to take a look at what’s around. In short, they don’t know what contemplation is and I find that terrifying! That said, with each new generation we always have the feeling that we’re damned and that things are going to get worse! You once declared that the Internet had become too intrusive, especially in our private lives [Jennifer suffered from this after pictures of her naked were put online]. But this technology also offers some people a chance to express themselves … You know, there’s good and bad in everything! With the Internet everyone now has a platform. It’s a very powerful tool which, for example, enables us
to know when bombs are raining down on Afghanistan. And all because someone f ilmed this drama on their phone. In those cases the Internet is useful because it enables us to stay informed. It’s also a way for women to express themselves and gives them a platform. Now if you use this means of communication to say that someone looks fat when they dress like that, I’m sorry but it’s not the same thing! If you could change one thing in your life what would it be? I wouldn’t change anything! It’s because of the mistakes I’ve made that I’ve become who I am so I don’t want to go back. That said, I would like the law to change about the paparazzi to improve our lives. After Hunger Games, I tried to go on holiday with a few girlfriends, right up until we noticed a paparazzi following us with his zoom lens. That ruined our holidays and after two days we decided to go
home. With other actors and actresses we often talk about the paparazzi and how their behaviour affects our lives. The worry is that if we start talking about it in the press you will always have people replying: “Shut up! You’re millionaires and what happens to you only affects a tiny percentage of people in the world!” Personally, I love my job! The problem is that when the Second Amendment was written press freedom was included in it. Unfortunately it was written hundreds of years ago when there were no celebrities. What do I see now? The paparazzi are protected under the law and I’m not! As an actress, I would prefer that the only time you see me is when I am filming or am in a role. Or when I’m promoting that film. However, I do not want to see photos of me walking my dog. Oh my God, I said the Second Amendment! I made a mistake. Of course I mean the First Amendment; the second is the right to bear arms! (Laughs)
What does it mean to you to be the most bankable actress of the moment? I don’t like that word – it reduces us to merchandise, to a countable object. Recognition from your peers is flattering, it’s exhilarating but saying you are “bankable” is something I can’t stand. Why bring it all back to money? In American Hustle, you played Christian Bale’s wife. Would you be a good housewife? Yes! I love cooking and making sure that the place where I live is clean. They’re two essential qualities of a housewife aren’t they? On the other hand, I’m not sure that I’m the kind of girl you can stick in a corner, who you can ask to peel the potatoes! The guy who can reduce me to the silent majority hasn’t been born yet, I can tell you!
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A legend at just 26 years old
rench sw immer F lorent Manaudou st ands out a s much for his si ze (6ft 5in/1.9 9m a nd 15 - a nd- a -ha l f stone/9 9kg) a s for the records he set in the pool in just a few short years. Indeed, this young Olympic champion with an air of Marlon Brando about him has stamped his personality, like his devastating smile, on the world of competitive sport. We take a look at the extraordinary career of this exceptional champion. By Laure Delvigo - Photo by Olivier Rieu
The youngest of three children, F lorent Manaudou wa s immersed in sport from an early age. He grew up in Ambérieuen-Bugey, in the Ain department of France, far from the madding crowd. The champion from the London Olympics still prefers the calm of a r ural env ironment, dem onstrated by his passion for travelling to countries which abound in nature. “Rio is one of the three most wonderful trips I have made along with Iceland and recent ly Tahit i. I love nat ure. I haven’t been to big cities such as New York or Tokyo … I haven’t done all that, because I’m not sure I’d like it more than I like nature. Maybe it’s because I’m a country boy too!” Florent Manaudou stands out not only for his muscular physique, but also for his air of calm, his ability to communicate, to take a step back from events, and his ability to analyse. He knows all about being in the media spotlight. His sister Laure was a French swimm i ng icon, who s wept t he board from 2001 to 2007. Far
from being discouraged by this competition, he dedicated his childhood to swimming. Quickly realising how good he was, Manaudou strove to break through to the highest level following in his sister’s wake. After winning the French junior 50m freestyle title in 2007, he exploded into the world’s sporting spotlight, w inning gold at the London Oly mpics in L o n d o n f i v e y e a r s l a t e r. T he ea se w it h wh ich he achieved one ambition after another impressed the press and people in the sport alike. However, this laid-back ap proach is only a front because Manaudou insists on rigorous and precise weekly training sessions: nine sessions in the water of between one and a half and two hours, three sessions of weight training, and two others dedicated to bodybuilding. This is a man who is organised and meticulous “even when he packs his suitcase”. A soldier, promoted to the rank of sergeant in an artillery regiment and made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2013, he likes everything to be prop-
erly regimented: “I am ver y ordered, it’s in my character. My father is the same and I like it when everything is tidy.” It is without doubt his way of mastering the elements both in and out of the water. Manaudou, who is also famous for the dimples on his manly jaw, knows exactly what he wants. He is very determined and doesn’t hesitate to call into question some of the choices made by his coaches. So when one hundredth of a second deprived him of a second gold in the 50 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics in 2016, he felt bruised and slightly mutinous and turned his back on swimming to go and try something else. “I prefer to call it a digression because I’m giving myself the right to come back and also giving myself the right to stop. It’s a little hazy, because I’m guided by what I want to do. For the moment, I want to be out of the pool and maybe one day when I’m watching a competition, I will want to get back in,” he said. Like his father before him, he loves handball and he turned his words into deeds,
training and then signing in autumn 2016 for the handball club in Aix-en-Provence. As a champion he is humble, as a man he is mature. As a person who was at the very height of his discipline he wants to test himself and not miss out on a sporting career outside the pool, and also to have fun. “I want to enjoy my life a little more than I did before, where the only aim was to be number one. I want to do simple things, like going out on my motorbike with my friends!” The man with the face of an angel and with obvious sex appeal also loves his place in the spotlight, and the big brands have taken notice. A fan of “Mâle” by Jean-Paul Gaultier, Manaudou has also captivated some of the great names of fashion, such as Karl Lagerfeld for whom he recently posed. And while the French Sportsman of the Year 2015 has not definitively left the pool, the handball player also plays guitar and dreams of a future in acting. With so many varied ambitions, we are sure that such a born competitor is bound to succeed!
“ I want to enjoy my life
a little more than I did before”
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“ Being a dad changes everything. It gives you a real goal in life and it’s just extraordinary.”
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Swimming, success and style
amille Lacourt is one of the best backstroke swimmers in the history of French swimming. He has been crowned national, European, and world champion multiple times, is at the top of his field and draws admiring glances for his handsome looks and sculpted physique. He is the ambassador for several luxury brands but this young father, who loves surfing and travel, is no slave to his image. We caught up with him between a competition in Tahiti and a photoshoot for Blush. Meets with the icon of the swimming pool. By Laure Delvigo - Photo by Olivier Rieu
With his slightly Scandinavian looks, this native of the southwest town of Narbonne began swimming at the age of five. His sporting talent, boosted by his physical attributes (2.0 metres tall at a weight of 85 kilos), really blossomed at 16 when he won the bronze medal at the French junior championships. He then won the French 100 metres and 200m titles in 2005 and left his home town to begin a successful partnership with Philippe Lucas, the mentor of French swimming superstar Laure Manaudou. The pool at Cannet-en-Roussillon is synonymous with exacting and interminable training sessions. Lacourt recalls “two great, very hard, years” under the watchful eye of Lucas for whom he retains a high profes siona l a nd per sona l regard: “I have great memories of this character, as a coach. I really like Philippe. He is someone I war med to ver y much and it was a great group, despite the tough training because we really did swim a lot. We did less weights than in
Marseille. It wa s di f ferent, we clocked up a lot of k ilomet res i n t he w at er a nd I wasn’t used to that, so it w a s ne w a nd v er y h a r d .” His efforts paid off because he won two French senior longcourse titles and snapped up the national 50m backstroke record as well. He broke into the French national team but injury prevented him from taking part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was determined to bounce back and so he left Luca s’ group to train in the ‘Cercle des nageurs’ group in Marseille under the tutelage of Romain Bar nier. The sessions were more geared towards physical work and the weight-training seemed to suit him. Lacourt marked his return to the pool in 20 0 9 -2010 by becoming European champion in Budapest in the 100m backstroke, beating the European record in the process and setting the second-fastest time in history over the distance. In 2011 he was voted European swimmer of the year and in
the same year tied for the gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the World Championships in Shanghai with his compatriot Jérémy Stravius. After a mixed London Olympics he took a break which was followed by several years of success. He won the World Championships in Barcelona in 2013 and t wo years later in Kazan, and the European title in London in 2016, all in 50m backstroke. Only the Olympic Games eluded him, leaving him with a feeling of unf inished business, especially when he speaks of his belief that Russian and Chinese competitors at the Rio Games had been doping. “They had no place at the Olympic Games. It was probably not the moment to shout my mouth off, but I still believe what I said!” said Lacourt. With his post-swimming career flourishing, Lacourt is already sketching out what happens and his life as a young father has become “his new priority”: “Being a dad changes everything. It gives you a real goal in life and it’s just extraordi-
nary.” He also knows how to make the most of his image as a model and is the muse for several brands, including Clarins, for whom he has been ambassador since 2011, also Chanel and not forgetting the J12 Chromatic watch. But t he champion remains humble when it comes to his titles and also to his physique. “You are much more beautiful when you win! One year I was fifth at the World Championships and I was not so beautiful then!… The following year, when I won, I was much more beautiful, so … it really made me laugh. So much the better!” he said. The enthusiastic surfer and t r aveller who likes to v isit “Rome, Bali and New York” also dreams of setting up his own company to pass on his passion for swimming to a younger generation, and his experience of high-performance to business seminars. Who says swimmers have a head full of water?
A top model at the top of her game
t just 21 years old, Gigi Hadid is the new darling of stylists and designers. A catwalk star, the daughter of model Yolanda Hadid is signing contract after contract and knows just how to work both her stunning figure and the lagoon blue eyes that are her trademark. We shine the spotlight on the cream of the crop of the moment. By Laure Delvigo
She has come a long way since her first contract with Guess at the age of just seven! These days Gigi Hadid walks the red carpets as a star model and gets all the cameras f lashing. Her secret? Her modern, American charm which has made her t he d a rl i ng o f t he m a jor designers and leading labels. Because although she may wear sophisticated make-up on the catwalks, away from the shows and the fashion weeks, Gigi Hadid opts for a very natural look. Wit h each appear ance, t he young model of fers us innovat ive new hair st yles, u na sha med ly a lter nat i ng between long, wav y locks or a shagg y bob or even a wet look. And her nude make-up, enhanced simply by purple lipstick or lip gloss, makes her a
model for younger generations. And yet at the end of 2015, Kendall Jenner’s best friend fou nd her sel f t he t a rget for all sorts of criticism on socia l med ia. T he rea son? Her curves. Some comments questioned her right to be on catwalks alongside the likes of Cara Delevingne or Emily Ratajkowski. The remarks were so cruel that Gigi eventually took to Instagram to hit back at cyber bullying. “No, I don’t have the same body type as other models in shows,” she wrote. “Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs.” Far from letting the comments get her down, Zayn Malik’s girlfriend added defiantly: “Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body, they don’t make me want to say no to designers that ask me to be in their shows.”
Because at a t ime when skinny models on the catwalk h a v e b e c o m e u b i q u it o u s , it is Gigi Hadid who is the rising st ar for major labels and desig ners. Her DutchPalestinian roots, her natural style and her deep blue eyes a re feat u red i n nu merou s publ ic it y c a mp a ig n s bu i lt around her. And the contracts w ith major labels just keep coming; named ambassador for Gemey Maybelline in January 2015, Gigi has also launched a capsule collection together with Tommy Hilfiger. The aim? To ally the model’s modern American spirit with the label’s history. Mea nwhi le, G ig i ha s been f r y i ng ot her f i sh: on t he catwalk for Victoria’s Secret, the Holy Grail for models, appearing in a video by top DJ Calvin Harris and working
with Balmain and Chanel for Fashion Week 2016. The biggest names in fashion want Gigi who so far has managed her career w it h aplomb – t he per fect response to those comments about her figure. When her abs were criticised, she came out fighting (literally) in a Reebok campaign in October. Some people thinks her boobs are too big – Gigi (whose sister Bella is also a model) responded by appearing topless for Fendi at the last Milan Fashion Week. By turning her cur ves into her trademark, Gigi Hadid wants to change the fashion world in the same way Laetitia Casta and Cindy Crawford did in the 1990s. We think she’s succeeded.
“ Yes, I have boobs,
Photo Gemey Maybelline
I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs.”
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For the love of beautiful watches When two old friends join forces to create a line of custom-made watches, what do you get? A unique range called Le Rhöne. With the “¨” like a sign of friendship (found on the screws of each watch), the tone is set … We went to meet them. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Sometimes the best business pa r t ner sh ip s st a r t w it h a friendship. It all began in 2012 when Loïc Florentin and Timo Rajakoski, two friends who loved cars and watches, decided to pool their talents and create Le Rhöne, a brand of custom-made fine watches. Their unique selling point is that they give their discerning c u stomer s t he p o s sibi l it y
of integrating a car engine component into their watch, for example on the side. “We love cars … and we’re not the only ones! So it is above all about that emotion,” said Loïc Florentin, “that and the pleasure of wearing part of a car on your wrist.” The Road Racer limited collection was born.
New designs Following on from their success, the two friends are now keen to collaborate with other car brands, including GT models of famous brands, to meet the demands and desires of car enthusiasts. “We are also working on designing new collections and new models for 2017,” he said. “They won’t all have a car theme. We want more than anything to highlight our unique savoir-faire, which doesn’t stop at integrating engine parts.” Le Rhöne offers a wide variety of technical details (perpetual calendars, tourbillons, etc …) and uses high-quality, specialist materials such as grey gold, carbon or titanium along with new dial structures, with different colour codes - there are numerous possible options for each watch. And the promise of some great surprises …
A unique savoir-faire Le Rhöne also takes great pride in its unique savoir-faire, which is what makes its watches truly exceptional. “Our watches are one hundred percent Swiss made,” said Timo Rajakoski. “They are not just assembled in Sw itzerland, as is often the case, but entirely made there. To ensure the highest qualit y work, we have also surrounded ourselves with the finest craftsmen, in the best workshops. They are the ones who make the needles, the cases, the dials … We are proud of this distinction.” To find out more: lerhone.com
Bespoke Swiss watchmaking
By Camille Bulgary
They are based in the heart of the Jura region, the Vallée de Joux, the cradle of Swiss highclass watchmaking, bringing together craftsmanship and technology to create contemporary watches steeped in history. Having earned their stripes with well-known manufacturers, such as Audemars-Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne, f ine watchmaking holds no secrets for them. We meet these lovers of rare and luxurious objects who design the watch of your dreams. How did you meet? It was at Jaeger-LeCoultre, in 2009. Hav ing always placed great importance on sharing tasks, we quickly became an effective team. Blaise brought his knowledge of watchmaking mechanisms and craftsmanship, and I brought my skills in component watch parts and technological integration. So we really complemented each other’s work, by helping and challenging each other.
Why did you decide to create FMR? We noticed the growing gap between the specific demands of customers and what was on offer which was too restrictive in terms of customisation. Today’s tailor-made watch is closer to a limited edition piece of haute couture fashion. Using this observation as a starting point, we decided to offer a fully bespoke watchmaking service. Each element of the watch is created without the conventional limits of a standard product, and with the utmost conscientiousness. Why create a pure bespoke watch? The customer is involved in every phase of the design, giving him a unique connection with his watch. The case, the dial, the movement and the strap: nothing is left to chance in the creation of these exceptional pieces. Once the watch is worn, it becomes the embodiment of this experience ; meeting the jeweller translates the customer’s desires into art. The other
characteristic is that it bears only the hallmark of the person who created it. Can you tell us more? The customer enjoys all the pleasure of the artistic process in creating his watch with the help of professionals who guarantee it will be a UNIQUE experience. The men and women who contact us are usually people who appreciate works of art. Particular importance is placed on meeting the craftsmen who will bring the ob ject of their desire to life - the watchmaker, t he enameler, the engraver, the guillocheur and the beveller. What are demanding customers looking for? They are people who want to be part of an exceptional experience and want to express their personality through a piece of jewellery, more specifically a watch. With us, they are at the very heart of the creative process, playing an active role in every stage of the creation and
Blaise Rochat shaping of their watch. This is how we value the creativity of each of our customers and help them acquire their dream watch. What is the most remarkable request you have had? One of our clients wanted a watch to remind her of someone she w a s ver y close to. She wanted it to remind her of her grandmother who lived on the Côte d’Azur. So we developed an element of the watch which gave off a subtle smell of lavender which lasted over time without losing its intensity. This is an example of the attention to detail we are able to give to a project. How do you see the future development of FMR? We plan to bring international craftsmen into our team. We would also like to hold design sessions outside Switzerland - at the moment we host most of our clients in Geneva. bespoke.fmr-swiss.ch - +41 78 657 06 19
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wo high-class watchmaking enthusiasts, Matthieu Meli and Blaise Rochat, are the team behind FMR, which specialises in creating custom-made watches. Their designs are imbued with the company’s values of love and passion combined with the legendary Swiss precision.
A multi-faceted bank
BM Group is an integral part of theMauritius financial scene. The Group attracts new investors and clients every year, in a sign of its strengths as an institution. We meet Sanjaiye Rawoteea, Head of Private Wealth.
By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Mauritius is an important financial centre in the Indian Ocean region and SBM plays a big role. Thanks to its key geographical location in the Indian Ocean region, between Africa and Asia, coupled with its privileged historical, cultural and economic ties with these two continents as well as with Europe, Mauritius has been able to position itself as an important financial services centre by handling the wave of investment between the big economic powers and the emerging markets of Asia and Africa. It gives international companies a high-quality financial environment with specially-adapted products and great service. Mauritius also benefits from being a stable and safe jurisdiction, offering interesting business possibilities and a pleasant and balanced quality of life, all of which turns to SBM clients’ advantage. What does SBM mean to Mauritius in figures? With a market capitalisation of 600 million USD as of October 31, 2016, SBM Holdings is one of the largest companies listed on the island’s stock exchange. SBM has a strong reputation in Mauritius, having been a pioneer in a number of fields. The Bank’s strong standing is ref lected in its 20% share of the loans and deposits markets in Mauritius. Its activities range from services for individual clients to those for small and mediumsized companies; from managing inheritances and private banking services to the services of a merchant bank; from treasury products to online banking; from trustee services to leasing; and from brokerage to portfolio management. SBM has a portfolio of some 500,000 clients out of a population of 1.2M, and one of the largest footprint in terms of branches, outlets and ATMs across the country.
As one of the largest companies listed on the Mauritian Stock Exchange, SBM is also a key player in the Mauritian economy. What does it offer to wealthy international clients? SBM ha s developed severa l product s and services, especially for high-end clients, based on its experience in private banking and wealth management. These ser vices give access to Private Wealth and Private Banking and offer privileged access to a private banker for all daily dealings on the account and for investment and wealth management issues. SBM also recently opened a Private Wealth department which offers even more services for stress-free wealth management, tailor-made to suit the specific needs of every single customer. What is the aim of the Private Wealth department? The Private Wealth department aims to offer a personalised service and a one-stop shop by acting as a link between several teams such as the one which manages financial products, the brokerage team and investments in order to be able to advise on value-added investments to a high-end clientele. What does the Private Wealth department offer clients? Our Private Wealth Executives offer clients investment funds including structured products, foreign currency bonds and private equity funds managed by SBM, such as the “SBM Perpetual Fund”, “SBM Universal Fund”, “SBM Global Fund”, “SBM India Fund”, “SBM Maharaja Fund”, or the “SBM Africa Value Fund” among other products. We also offer a consolidated statement of our client’s financial portfolios and the respective information. The objective is to allow clients to make better choices in managing their wealth.
Robertino Zancan, the jewellery lover
Distinctive and dazzling
The Zancan jewellery and watch collection is a revelation Exceptional jewellery to adorn your every move, with a pure and highclass style that defines the modern man: distinctive and sophisticated, the Zancan collection shines out to reveal every aspect of these gentlemen. By Fiona Esther
Here he is, the man whose genius can express all the emotion of a story, all the value, subtlety and beauty which can’t be put into words. The jewellery and watchmaking designs bearing the name Robertino Zancan speak volumes and certainly master the art of suggestion! And because TO HAVE is good, but TO BE is infinitely better the strength of this exceptional designer lies in the fact that each model has a soul, they give each man a voice and unveil the authenticity of each personality. It all takes shape in northern Italy, at the crossroads between the Dolce Vita and the capital of good taste. From jewelled treasures to masterpieces of watchmaking, the collections describe, imagine and embody the unexpected like masterpieces worthy of the greatest artists of Vicenza … S ome w ay bet ween t he elegance that embodies “Made in Italy” fashion and the seduction interwoven with a Don Giovanni charm, the Zancan collections are the irresistible combination of a unique style and a disarming charisma, to which only items of Zancan jewellery and watches have the key.
The wonders of the collections that make each model, a work of art … Ref lecting masculinity with a touch of finesse and delicacy - and just a hint of the male temperament - sometimes arrogant, go-getter or rebel, somet imes discreet, quiet and mysterious … the genius of Zancan’s work is that it highlights every aspect of the personality, to make far more of a statement about character and authenticity than a mere piece of jewellery or an ornament can, the jewellery designs and watches created by Robertino Zancan are a revelation. They are a way of expressing yourself, a promise of dreams or vows for eternity ; there is
a unique piece for however you wish to affirm yourself. Creating exquisite and sumptuous designs, the most talented jewellers, gem setters and goldsmiths have come together to produce these creative treasures under the watchful eye of the designer and true “master builder” Zancan. Always on trend and always with a signature avant-garde touch by Zancan, it is the care, attention and precision brought to the smallest detail, which reflects this aspect of the man and give him that glittering shine, rather like the faces of a diamond.
When progress and innovation meet craftsmanship … The purest and most sought after materials inspire the creativity, to imagine, sculpt and conceive the wonders of the collection. They are a mythical fusion between state-of-the-art technology and authentic craftsmanship, which blend brilliantly to give birth to the most breathtaking jewellery and watches! The Zancan collections, with their surprising designs and incorporating ideas tinged with originality and poetry, are undeniably timeless. Revelations in gold and dia monds, wedding rings in carbon and white sapphires, soft leathers and precious metals the details subtly encrusted, enhanced with rare stones and refined settings, encapsulate each personality. Robertino Zancan’s designs capture the male personality with passion, excellence and inspiration to “sum up every man without him having to even speak”. His collections travel the continents with more than one thousand points of sale around the globe and will be on show, for your pleasure from March 23 to 30 2017, at the next BaselWorld fair, where the greatest jewellers and watchmakers from around the world gather.
Fred Joaillerie By Adamas
An uncut diamond
uxury jeweller Fred Joaillerie ha s a r r ived i n M au r it iu s cou r tes y of d ia mond a nd precious stone specialist Adamas Ltd. It is a chance for everyone who loves wonderful precious stones to make some gorgeous purchases during their holiday on the island. Read all about this new partnership… By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Two specialists join forces The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas” which means “invincible”. It is a translation that augurs well for specialist diamond company Adamas Ltd. The company is destined for great success in bringing the luxur y jewellery and diamond specialist Fred Joaillerie to Mauritius. A union of two specialists to create a promising alliance.
Adamas Ltd, a renowned specialist Established in 1987, Adamas Ltd is a family-r un company whose involvement in the diamond industry dates back to
the mid-1800s. Today, Adamas Ltd is well-known in the highly select world of diamonds offering one of the largest selections of diamonds certified by the finest laboratories worldwide, as well as original jeweller y designs in gold, silver and platinum set mainly with precious stones, pearls and diamonds. Nothing but the most precious. The company is constantly innovating and works with the biggest na mes in jeweller y such as Fred Joaillerie, Ashoka, Peonia, Mastoloni and Endless by Jennifer Lopez. Adamas Ltd has a large selection of luxury Swiss brands; Ulysse Nardin, G i r a rd Per reg au x , Fr a nck Mu l ler, Pa ner a i a nd Sw i s s watches such as Oris, Longines,
Montblanc, Movado, Maurice Lacroix, Victorinox and fashion watches like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Tommy Hil f iger, Guess Collect ion, Scuderia Ferrari and Guess.
Fred Joaillerie, the art of creativity “My creat ions are inspired by life, light, movement and energ y.” That was how Fred Sa muel, bor n in 19 0 9 a nd creator of Fred Joa i l ler ie, de s c r ib ed h i s i n spi r at ion. He was passionate about pearls, coloured stones and diamonds, but a lso about art, row ing and sailing and he created a unique and inspired jewellery brand. This indefatigable de-
signer drew his creativity from artists and shared his lifelong passion for jewellery with the iconic personalities of the 20th century. He supplied jewellery to the royal family of Monaco and in 1962 he also produced the yellow gold Jean Cocteau pendant based on an original drawing by the artist. In 1989 he designed the gorgeous necklace made up up of 23 ruby hearts intert w ined w ith diamonds which Richard Gere gave to Julia Robert s in t he mov ie Pretty Woman. At t he heart of this brand which respects this powerful heritage and is perpetually turning towards the future, there lies an artist. adamasltd.com
Sea & Style with Florent Manaudou and Camille Lacourt Photographer: Olivier Rieu Art Direction: Laure Delvigo Stylist: Patrycja Matysiak Make-Up Artist: Fred Bouffet with M.A.C COSMETICS Products Hair stylist: Lila Bournac
F lorent Sweat: Homme Plisse By Issey Miyake - Swimwear: Speedo Eyewear: Poc - Necklace And Ring: Shamballa Jewels Camille Top: Homme Plisse By Issey Miyake Eyewear: Mcm - Bracelets: Shamballa Jewels
Leather Trouser: Drome - Watch On The Left Arm: Icewatch Bracelet On The Right Arm: Shamballa Jewels - Bracelet On The Right Arm: Zancan
White Tank Top: Faith Connexion - White Cotton Trousers: Helbers Necklace And The Bracelet: Edourad Nahum
White Jumper: Helbers - Watch: 4N
Necklace: Shamballa Jewels - Watch: Carl F. Bucherer
White Top: The Whte Briefs - Military Trousers: Faith Connexion - Ring: Zancan - Watch: Icewatch Bracelets On The Right Arm From The Top: De Galluchat, Edouard Nahum, Shamballa Jewels
Top: Christopher Kane - Swimwear: Speedo - Eyewear: Super Bracelet On The Left Arm: Messika - Watch On The Left Arm: Icewatch Bracelets On The Right Arm: Zancan
Tank Top: The White Briefs - Leather Shorts: Drome Eyewear: Thierry Lasry - Watch And Pendant: Zancan
Trousers: Yohji Yamamoto - Necklace: Shamballa Jewels Bracelets On The Right Arm From The Top : De Galluchat, Edouard Nahum, Shamballa Jewels
Precious lagoon Dream jewellery with exclusive stones in Baroque settings, the multi-coloured pieces from Orlov evoke nature and sea, sun and sand. The rings are incrusted with diamonds that sparkle like stars in the night; the necklaces cascade like drops of glistening water and the bracelets conjure up journeys scattered with fantastical Deyrolle print plants and seashells. We delve into the heart of the exceptional. Photographer: Jean-Luc Scotto Art Direction: Laure Delvigo Stylist: Patrycja Matysiak Digital retouch: Yvan Babillon
ORLOV - Columbian Emerald cabochon ring of 21.08 cts set with diamonds. Columbian Cabochon ring of 21.08 cts set in white gold with 7.74 cts of white diamonds. GUEBELIN certificate - White gold 19.90 gr.
ORLOV - Black Opal boulder of 54.67 cts set with a total of 39.24 cts. A round diamond pair of each 2.01 cts-1,3cts each and O,9 cts each.
ORLOV - A natural “ Cornflower Blue ” sapphire & diamond ring of 26.18 cts. Natural “cornflower blue” sapphire ring of 26.18 cts from Sri Lanka set in white gold with 5.8 cts white diamonds. GRS certified - White gold 13.90 gr.
ORLOV - Paraiba pear shaped ring of 11.92 cts & Diamonds - OJO1215098P. Pear shaped Paraiba of 11.92 cts set in white gold with 7.48 cts of white diamonds, paraiba pavĂŠ of 0.2 cts,blue sapphire pavĂŠ of 0.62 cts and 4 Tsavorites of 0.04 cts. White gold 16.5 gr.
ORLOV - Paraiba & diamond bracelet set with 34.09 cts of white diamonds and a 19.73 cts Paraiba heart surrounded by 14 freshwater pearls - OJ0021601PAR. Set with 114 round white diamonds of 23.69 cts, 12 pear shape diamonds of 4.68 cts, 17 marquise shape white diamonds of 3.95 cts. And 2 oval white diamonds of 1 Cts. 5.97 cts of Paraiba pavé, 3.90 cts of blue sapphire pavé and 0.77 cts of white diamond pavé. A heart shape Paraiba center piece of 19.73 cts, surrounded by 14 white freshwater pearls. GIA and AIG certified - 69.90g white gold.
ORLOV - Opal pendant with diamonds,blue sapphire and emeralds - OJ0015107. Natural Australian black Opal of 28.04 cts, 13 pear-shaped Colombian emeralds of10.01 cts, nine orange sapphires of 4.31 cts, 22 blue sapphires of 15.22 cts and diamonds of 18.95 cts.
ORLOV - Paraiba pear shaped ring of 11.92 cts & diamonds - OJO1215098P. Pear shaped Paraiba of 11.92 cts set in white gold with 7.48 cts of white diamonds, paraiba pavĂŠ of 0.2 cts, blue sapphire pavĂŠ of 0,62 cts and four Tsavorites of 0.04 cts. White gold 16.5 gr.
ORLOV - A natural yellow sapphire ring of 26.21 cts. Cushion cut natural yellow sapphire from Sri Lanka of 26.21 cts. Set in white gold with 5.32 cts white diamonds. GUEBELIN certificate. White gold 16.5 gr.
CAMILLE Black wool trousers: SMALTO - Black turtleneck: FUSALP - Eyewear: Thierry Lasry - Ring: SHAMBALLA JEWELS Bracelets on the right arm: SHAMBALLA JEWELS - Watch on the left arm: LE RHÃ–NE FLORENT Trousers: KENZO - White turtleneck: FUSALP - Eyewear: CERRUTI 1881 - Watch: ICEWATCH Ring: ZANCAN - Big silver bracelet: ZANCAN - Small black leather bracelet: DE GALLUCHAT
LETâ€™S DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER: OLIVIER RIEU ART DIRECTION: LAURE DELVIGO STYLIST: PATRYCJA MATYSIAK MAKE-UP ARTIST: FRED BOUFFET WITH M.A.C COSMETICS PRODUCTS HAIR STYLIST: LILA BOURNAC SPECIAL THANKS TO DANIELLE, CHANTAL, SAMUEL AND nicolas FROM THE HOTEL DE PARIS-SAINT TROPEZ HOTELDEPARIS-SAINTTROPEZ.COM
Black Suit (Jacket And Trousers): Smalto - Black Leather Shoes: Smalto - Black Socks: Falke White Cotton Shirt: Charvet - Eyewear: Martone Cycling - Ring: Shamballa Jewels - Watch: Zancan
Men Suit, jacket and trousers: KENZO - White cotton shirt: CHARVET Pendant: Edouard Nahum - Ring: Zancan - Eyewear: MCM
Leather shirt: JITROIS - Leather trouser: JITROIS Bracelet: EDOUARD NAHUM - Necklace: SHAMBALLA JEWELS
Black Suit (Jacket And Trousers): Smalto - Black Leather Shoes: Smalto - Black Socks: Falke White Cotton Shirt: Charvet - Eyewear: Martone Cycling - Ring: Shamballa Jewels - Watch: Zancan
FLORENT Jeans: TOMY HILFIGER - White cotton shirt: CHRISTOPHER KANE - Black letaher jacket: KENZO Necklace: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez - Bracelet: ZANCAN - Eyewear: THE BOX ST-TROPEZ CAMILLE White cotton top: WHITE BRIEFS - Black letaher jacket: JITROIS - Jeans: TOMMY HILFIGER - Watch: 4N Eyewear: THE BOX St-Tropez - Necklace: ZANCAN - Bracelet: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez
Black suit trousers and jacket: ARMANI - White cotton shirt: CHARVET Navy cotton scarf: AMBAS - Trouser: Valentino from Matchesfashion.com Bracelets: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez - Watch: LE RHÖNE - Eyewear in the pocket: THE BOX ST-TROPEZ
FLORENT Jeans: TOMY HILFIGER - White cotton shirt: CHRISTOPHER KANE - Black letaher jacket: KENZO Necklace: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez - Bracelet: ZANCAN - Eyewear: SHOP IN ST.TROPEZ CAMILLE White cotton top: WHITE BRIEFS - Black letaher jacket: JITROIS - Jeans: TOMMY HILFIGER - Watch: 4N Eyewear: THE BOX St-Tropez - Necklace: ZANCAN - Bracelet: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez
White cotton shirt: HED MAYER - Jacket and trousers: OAMC Bracelets and necklace: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez
FLORENT White cotton shirt: CHRISTOPHER KANE - Scarf: SOPHIE GUYOT Bracelets: Edouard Nahum and Shamballa Jewels CAMILLE Shirt: CHARVET - Necklace: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez Wood bracelets: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez Leather and silver bracelets: DE GALLUCHAT
FLORENT White cotton shirt: CHRISTOPHER KANE - Scarf: SOPHIE GUYOT - Bracelets: Eduard Nahum and Shamballa Jewels - Trousers: TOMMY HILFIGER CAMILLE Shirt: CHARVET - Necklace: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez - Wood bracelets: Titamàlà Saint-Tropez - Leather and silver bracelets: DE GALLUCHAT - Trousers: TOMMY HILFIGER
La Réserve Paris Earning a place among the elite
A haven of peace located just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life, La Réserve Paris - Hotel & Spa has just joined the exclusive circle of Palace hotels – the first hotel in the French capital to be so honoured. Just 23 establishments in France have been awarded the label since its creation in 2010. And this is just the latest trophy this exceptional hotel has earned. By Laure Delvigo
A hotel proud to be different Nestled above the Champs Elysées gardens, just behind the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, La Réserve Paris - Hotel & Spa offers a wonderful view of the Grand Palais, the Panthéon, the Eiffel Tower and the Concorde obelisk, while retaining the feel of a private residence. It all began when atypical businessman Michel Reybier started looking for a chance to acquire another property that had the potential to meet the standards of refined comfort that characterise his establishments. When he turned his attention to the former private residence of Pierre Cardin, he was able to make the most of the elegance hidden behind the unassuming exterior of this apartment building dating back to 1854.
Unparalleled luxur y in memory of the Belle Époque Indeed the scenography of La Réser ve Par is, w ith it s typically Parisian little garden, is anything but banal. Each g uest discovers generous spaces in which interior designer Jacques Garcia has been hard at work. The mission of this great man
of taste and fan of the baroque was to convert the private residence into a luxury setting. Mission accomplished! Garcia exploited the premises’ naturally sunny ambiance, balancing it with rich fabric hangings. The décor is enhanced by t radit ional furniture including antiques picked up here and there, while the refinement of Parisian chic is highlighted through damask drapes, embossed materials, silk taffetas, Versailles parquet, lights cradled in velvet and Cordo ba leather. With such a fine setting, La Réserve reaches back to the building’s Second Empire roots, offering guests a concentrate of Parisian luxur y, a symbol of the BelleÉpoque. A little-known address, the establishment shuns ostentation, preferring privacy in which customer relat ions, the discretion of staff and the pleasure of living in the moment are as one. As well as its 26 suites and 14 rooms, La Réserve boasts a library reserved for guests, a smoking lounge and a spa. Along with a 16-metre indoor pool and a gym and fitness coach, the spa offers treatments and massages.
Two restaurants in an enchanting setting La Réserve is home to a double Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gabriel, run with g reat ent husia sm by Chef Jérôme Banctel. After several months at the Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower, Banctel then worked as sous-chef at the Ambroisie where Alain Senderens’s former number two created a menu to match the premises: full of f lavour and inspiration. A blend of naturalness and fantasy for the palate, the chef ’s skill shines through his creativity and his ability to revisit the classics of French gastronomy. Foodies can choose between two terraces; one facing the Avenue Gabriel and the other located in the patio of the inner courtyard for a romantic dinner or a business lunch in complete discretion. And if guests are drawn with each step by the desire to travel then they can opt for La Réser ve’s second rest aurant, La Pagode de Cos (formerly the Grand Salon). Here the aromas rising from the dishes reveal a clever use of spices. And if you are not filled with wanderlust, you should be aware that the Spice Route also detours via some of the
La Réser ve classics. A date for your diaries – La Pagode de Cos host s an exclusive oenological evening on the first Thursday of the month.
A philosophy that revolves around the guest Here discretion is elevated to an art form. The establishment offers guests haute couture service with a dedicated butler for each room or suite. Charged with watching over every detail on a daily basis, he symbolises the values the hotel believes in: availability, proximity, privacy, comfort and excellence. These are the arguments that appealed to France Atout as it considered the 2016 vintage of “Palace” labels and the jury of the Villégiature Awards which named La Réserve “Best welcome and service in a hotel in Europe – 80 rooms” and “Grand Prize for the Best Hotel in Europe”. L a Réser ve Pa r is, a t r u ly exceptional address.
42 avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris Telephone: +33 1 58 36 60 60 email@example.com lareserve-paris.com
Mauritius The big trip
auritius is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. T here are lu xur y hotels of course, but thatâ€™s not all. There is culture, natural sites to explore, gastronomy and picturesque festivals; we take a tour of this sunny part of the world that is like nowhere else on earth. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
Mauritius; a country full of history and culture Mauritius, the main island of the Republic of Mauritius in the heart of the Indian Ocean, ha s a fa scinat ing pa st and colonial heritage. The result is a colourful culture that is one of the draws of the island today. During your trip to Mauritius, you can explore places that tell the story of its fascinating history. Among them are U N E S C O World Her ita ge sites such a s Mor ne Br ab a nt , one of t he b e stk now n part s of t he island. T h i s sma l l mou nt a i n w it h a 555 -metre summit on the south-west tip of the island became a symbol of freedom and was a refuge for f leeing slaves. It attracts a lot of visitors today and is a place of memorial for the colonial period of Mauritius. Visitors who want to visit a typical house from the colonial period will love
the Domaine des Aubineaux, situated in the hills, one of the last colonial mansions typical of the late 19th century. With furniture from the Compagnie des Indes, a magnificent collection of photos and its distillery for essential oils it is well worth exploring! After a tea break, you can f inish your historic visit in style with a walk around the floral park and the beautiful garden with camphor wood and other native trees.
So many natural wonders to discover Mauritius is of course also a hymn to nature in all its splendour. Its beaches are some of the most beautiful jewels on the island and you canâ€™t fail to appreciate its turquoise waters and its lagoon which is among the most beautiful in the world. But thatâ€™s not all. Mauritius also has lots of lush vegetation and
wonderful things to discover inland. Our favourite is the Black River Gorges National Park formed from the Macchabee, Bel Ombre and Combo Nature Reser ves which were combined to pre ser ve t he la st nat ive forest of t he isla nd. T he fa mou s ebony tree grows here, which supplied the hardest wood in the world for the construction of warships. The park is also the starting point for many hiking trails ranging from an all-day excursion to a few shorter trips, such as the one to the peak of Black River, the highest peak on the island at an altitude of 828 metres. Another area of interest is the famous 37-hectare Jardin de Pamplemousses, created in the 18th century by the botanist Pierre Poivre and home to numerous species from all over the world, including the baobab, giant water lilies and more than 95 species of palm trees.
Activities to suit everyone Those who love to take it easy will enjoy making the most of the long white sandy beaches of Mauritius, but those in search of more varied activity will not be disappointed. Scuba diving, for example, is one of THE things to do in in Mauritius. With its generous lagoons, coral reefs and vast maritime expanses, underwater enthusiasts can explore a world teeming with exot ica lly-named colour f ul fish, interestingly shaped coral, or shipwrecks that take you back to the time of the pirates and corsairs who once roamed the Indian Ocean. Hikers will also find several trails in Mauritius. There are numerous peaks inland which in addition to the pleasure of the climb also offer magnificent panoramas of the different shades of green and the varied blues of the lagoons. As for the golf, well that is unmissable. Out of the million visitors who come to the island each year, about 60,000 come to play golf! Ten 18-hole courses and three nine-hole courses are among the most beautiful in the world and with ideal playing conditions, players will be spoiled for choice on Mauritius. Finally, for those with a head for heights are ULM seaplanes and helicopter rides …
There is a long list of activities - it’s up to you to decide which ones appeal to you most!
And also … Mauritius also has a unique cuisine, which w ill delight the palates of all gourmets … The multicultural face of the island shows in its gastronomy whose particularity lies in its surprising creativity, its ability to marry spices and colours, f lavours and perfumes in seductive recipes for v isitors. Today, it is an explosion of tastes and recipes from China, India, the Near and Middle East, France and Africa that invites you to the island of a thousand flavours. You must also discover the spirituality in Mauritius, which translates into a peace of mind and an attitude which lends itself to generosity, sharing, caring and benevolence. I’m sure you will be delighted and moved by it … Don’t forget to note in your diary the various picturesque festivals that might be t ak ing place while you are visiting. Whether it be the festival of spring in February or the Divali festival in October and November, there are so many ways to discover Mauritius. All good reasons not to put it off any longer; enjoy your trip to Mauritius!
North The church at Cap Malheureux The Coin de Mire The Jardin de Pamplemousses The Château de Labourdonnais
West The Morne Brabant The Martello Tower Casela World of Adventures The Black River Gorges National Park The Tourelle de Tamarin The Tamarin Salt Pans The Casela Nature Park The Ile aux Bénitiers The Albion Lighthouse Les Trois Mamelles Tamarin Bay
The Bay of Grand Baie The Red Roof Chapel The Sugar Adventure The Flamboyant Saint-Antoine
Centre Le Trou aux Cerfs La Mauritius Glass Gallery Les Aubineaux Grand Bassin The Champ de Mars Old Port Louis Marie Reine de la Paix The Piton du Milieu The Maison Eureka The Port Louis Bazar
L’Aapravasi Ghat La Citadelle Chinatown The Jummah Mosque The Place d’Armes Le Caudan Waterfront The Mare aux Vacoas The Kaylasson Temple
East The Ile aux Cerfs The Ile aux Aigrettes La Vallée de Ferney Biscuiterie H. Rault The Ile des Deux Cocos The Hindu Temple at Poste de Flacq The Café des Arts The Grand River South East Waterfall The Plantations Le Mouchoir Rouge
South Gris-Gris Chamarel La Roche qui Pleure The Vanille Nature Park Macondé The Vortex Saint-Aubin
La Vallée des 23 Couleurs The Tea Factory Rivière des Galets Le Pont Naturel Cavendish Paradise Saint-Félix La Cambuse
For more information: Mauritius Tourist Office www.tourism-mauritius.mu/fr
MResort aradiva Villas & Spa T
An exclusive stay in Mauritius
o get the most out of a trip to Mauritius it’s important to choose the right hotel, one that is both intimate and exclusive - in short the perfect reflection of this unique island. At Blush we always choose the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa. Here’s why:
By Quitterie Pasquesoone
A luxury hotel in the perfect setting Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is a unique five-star luxury resort on the west coast of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Known for its magical sunsets and warm, dry climate, this part of the island is one of the most attractive and pleasant places to stay. Featuring a stunning length of pristine beach, the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa has a spectacular view of the Morne Mountain and stretches lazily along the shores of the Indian Ocean that glitters all year round in the bright sunshine. Here you’ll also find a perfect harmony between the natural surroundings and the architecture.
Exclusive villas Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa has some sublime villas, an essential part of the hotel, which allow you to enjoy both total privacy and top-of-the-range hotel services.
A concept stemming from a family property ensures you get a truly authentic Mauritian experience, perfect for a luxurious and tranquil holiday with family or friends. The 65 villas range from 205 m 2 to 350 m2 and each has a private pool and terrace for open-air dining.
Traditional style Nothing has been left to chance at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa and you will feel perfectly at home. Quality and authenticity are the watchwords here; the spacious and elegant villas have been designed in keeping with the local architecture. Every detail has been carefully thought out from the high-quality materials, precious wood, luxurious fabrics and open-air showers you will find everything you need for your stay. And the resort would not be complete without an award-winning holistic spa combining all the wisdom and legacy of Asian philosophy with wellness. An absolute must.
Villas for sale This discreet and luxurious five-star hotel and spa is now opening its doors to investors. Indeed, thanks to the Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS), it is possible to buy one of the 33 fabulous villas which are up for sale. This unique investment plan enables you to enjoy the pleasures and services for 30 days a year and ensures a guaranteed profitability of 5% for the first three years.
Would you like to know more about the investment scheme? As part of the Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) Maradiva is offering 33 luxurious villas for sale: 21 Luxury Villas - 205 m2 8 Beachfront Villas - 230 m2 4 Exclusive Villas - 350 m2 Broll Io Raffles Tower, 2nd Floor Suite 2IJ 19 Cybercity, Ebene Tel.: +230 5728 4004
Domaine de Wolmar A unique and awesome hunting spot
Domaine de Wolmar, located in the west of Mauritius, behind of the tourist village of Flic en Flac, is the second largest hunting ground in Mauritius and also a huge nature reserve. You’ ll never find such a perfect and unique mix of glamour and wild nature. By Fiona Esther
Flic en Flac is a small seaside town in the district of “ Rivière Noire ” as wonderful and whimsical as the name sounds. Flic en Flac is quite the picture of paradise you saw on your travel agent’s website.Her white sandy beach is still one of the longest in the island. Wolmar was an ancient sugar r e f i ner y. T he M a r ou s s em family transformed the estate i nto f a r m i ng. You w i l l b e amazed by the sight of wildlife like t he biggest v a r iet y of bat s “L a Rou sette”, ha res, p a r t r i d g e s , g u i ne a fow l s , monkeys “the macaque”. This hunt ing area has plent y of sur pr ises in store for you. T h i s st u nn i ng dest i nat ion i s ma na ged by S oc iete de Marco and offers a whole range 128
of activities centered on nature. Fr iend l y a nd ent hu s i a st ic staff want, above all, to share t heir enthusia sm w it h you. They have worked long and hard to preserve this natural environment and offer you a genuine Savannah experience. Here you can discover incredible wildlife, including more than 5,000 wild animals living free on some 1,400 acres of land.. The deers from Java were introduced by the Dutch to the island in 1639 while the w ild boars were introduced by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. Only the deers and boars can be hunted for a well established hunting reser ved for a high profile clientele. The most noble of traditions of hunting at
Domaine de Wolmar is the result of 70 years of experience and the estate is now a reference of excellence in hosting hunters from the world over. Through a subsidiary company, you can also try fat bike, mountain biking and hiking. No other way than fat bike can give you that feeling of perfect har mony w it h nat ure. Dis cover t he Wol m a r n a t u re reserve, through its rivers and forests, home to herds of Java deer. There are plenty of activities to enjoy alone or with your partner. What could be a more amazing and romantic experience than organize a wedding at Domaine de Wolmar. The place named “ Campement de Chasse “, nest-
ed in the heart of the domain, is the best venue for an offsite and glamour ceremony. For all your weddings needs, they can offer the best set up for you. At last but not least you also have opportunities to celebrate different kinds of events like birthhday, private lunch, luxuries picnics where champagne f lows and foods ser ves with finess in the nature.
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Catching D rays below the equator
A break in the Seychelles
o you want to feel the warmth of the sun in the middle of the winter? Then set sail for the Seychelles and explore some of the 115 islands of granite off the east coast of Africa. Sunshine, relaxation, snorkelling in search of one of the richest underwater faunas of the world and other water sports all await you. The Seychelles are among the most popular winter destinations, so for that holiday you have always dreamed of we have picked out three hotels that really are the crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me. By Quitterie Pasquesoone
For a romantic break the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles This is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most beautiful hotels on the main island of Mahé. Nestled in the heart of a little creek, the Four Seasons Resort S e ychel le s i s a f i ve st ar est ablishment of t he highest categor y, offering luxury villas, all with private swimming pools, t ucked in t he hillside away from pr ying eyes. And into the bargain you get the mag ic a l spect acle of t he Indian Ocean a s
far as the eye can see right at your fingertips. T he by words for any stay here are privacy, luxury and tranquillity. Life beside the Petite A nse Bay is, indeed, synonymous w ith pr iv i leged moment s. The other selling point of t he Fou r S ea son s Resort Seychelles is the service which is simply perfect. The attention paid to detail, the sense of welcome; everything is done to make sure you feel right at home.
A private dinner on the beach or a f lower bath ritual in the intimacy of your villa - every moment here is a magical one. This hotel is renowned as the ideal spot for a romantic break, a lovers’ getaway worthy of the name. Just let yourself go… Four Seasons Resort Seychelles From €960 per night in a garden villa with breakfast fourseasons.com/fr/seychelles
For a lagoon-side stay try the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa L ocated on t he ver y prett y Silhouette Isla nd some 4 0 minutes by boat north of Mahé, the appeal of the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa lies partly in its isolation – offering the guarantee of peaceful and relaxing holidays. Its absolutely sublime, white sand beach stretches over several kilometres and remains one of the trumps of this five-star establishment. A veritable tropical par-
adise, the hotel is also surrounded by a luxuriant jungle. The villas open onto the garden or the beach with the centre point being the sw imming pool; deep turquoise in colour, it blends in with the sea at any time of the day… With no less than seven bars and restaurants as well as several activities on offer, everything has been thought through to leave the guest wanting for nothing. The Sil-
houette Spa, which receives new awards every year, is also one of the highlights of the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. This is certainly an excellent choice in the Seychelles for a trip focussing on luxury and relaxation. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Silhouette Island From €262 per night in the Garden Villa with breakfast hiltonseychelleslabriz.co
With friends or family, the Sainte Anne Island On the island of Sainte Anne you will find this luxury, five-star hotel of the same name. Located just a 10-minute boat trip from Victoria and a 30-minute drive from the airport, the Sainte A nne compr ises spa cious, individual villas so you can enjoy your holidays in the Seychelles in a privileged setting. Our choice would be the Royal Villa; 426 m² of comfort perched on a
granite promontory offering a superb view of the bay. Because it offers such a wide range of activities, the Sainte Anne is the ideal spot for a holiday with the family or friends. The spa is by Clarins and includes a sauna, hammam and swimming pool for unwinding. There are also treks to go on so the more active can explore the island on foot and trips to neighbouring is-
lands, snorkelling to explore the delights to be found under water and tennis courts; this has everything. The added bonus is the All Inclusive package for holidays in complete peace of mind. Sainte Anne Island From €246 per person and per night with breakfast The All Inclusive package from €122 per day Tel.: +248 429 20 00 sainteanne-island.com
Getting to the Seychelles Etihad Airways From €883 in economy or €3,835 in business. Information and bookings on www.etihad.com
By Laure Delvigo
After undergoing a three-year renovation project, the Hotel Edouard 7 in Paris - with views of the Opera Garnier - has unveiled its couture re-design. The 67 rooms and suites are absolute jewels, designed by Christophe Daudré who has combined a scrupulous attention to detail with a theatricality of materials and rich colours. Special mention should go to the “Citrine” floor, where the original parquet flooring, along with Napoleon chairs and other period objects give guests the experience of living in an extremely beautiful Parisian house, with all the service of a 5-star hotel. The hotel re-design also involved a new look for the “La Cuisine de l’E7” restaurant, where the French service is in keeping with the elegance of the building and the menu celebrates the same tradition with classical dishes using high-quality local products. And what you will most appreciate, whether you are here for a business trip, a romantic stay or with your family, is the smile and professionalism of the staff, who will make your stay in Paris a true delight. 39, Avenue de l’Opéra - 75002 Paris - France +33 (0)1 42 61 56 90 - edouard7hotel.com
La Maison des Bois
La Maison des Bois is an absolute must for lovers of nature and luxury. This 5-star “Relais & Châteaux” establishment is run by triple Michelin-starred chef Marc Veyrat. His aim was to create a real haven of peace and this chalet combines luxury and authenticity, as well as the finest food from this renowned chef who specialises in molecular gastronomy. Veyrat wants most of all to offer guests an innovative cuisine, which is both pastoral, mineral and organic. In summer, this “gourmet farm” is not just a hotel but also a relaxing place to be, where you can enjoy being in the heart of nature, gathering crops or taking part in a cooking class led by one of the most visionary chefs in the world. La Maison des Bois is a place that gives meaning to luxury. Col de la Croix-Fry - 74230 Manigod - France +33 (0)4 50 60 00 00 - marcveyrat.fr
Villa Marie St Barts
Colombier - 97133 Saint-Barthélémy - Antilles Françaises +33 (0)4 57 74 74 74 - email@example.com
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The latest offering from the Sibuet group, renowned for its wonderful hotels in Mégève, Saint-Tropez and Lyon, Villa Marie welcomes you to Saint-Barthélemy in the heart of the Caribbean. This fashionable hotel overlooks the famous Flamands Beach. Whether you choose to stay in a bungalow or a villa, there is no doubt this 5-star residence will make you forget the chill of winter with its tropical chic vibe. A cosy and contemporary jewel, inspired by the warmth of the West Indies, British elegance and French refinement. You can relax in the spa and lagoon swimming pool, stroll in the tropical gardens and on the white sandy beaches of this little island paradise. And while those in need of pampering laze at the Pure Altitude Spa, gourmets can enjoy a tipple at the Rum & Cigars bar or sample the dishes on offer at the legendary François Plantation restaurant, serving lobster and colourful fish. The Villa Marie Saint Barts, a jewel of the ‘Gypset’ for you to discover!
Hilton Evian-les-Bains The Hilton Evian-les-Bains is celebrating its tenth birthday! Less than 50 km from Geneva airport, 15 minutes from ski resorts and close to Italy, the Hilton Evian-les-Bains is in an exceptional setting on the shores of Lake Geneva. Right at the heart of the city, this contemporary hotel is ideal for discovering or rediscovering the region. You will love the space and relaxing atmosphere of its 170 rooms and suites with a view of the lake, as well as its divine spa, the Buddha-Bar Spa, a must for wellness enthusiasts. The spa won the award for Best Design in the Spa Trophies of 2012 with its Asian-themed decor, it also has some of the best therapists, trained in the finest thalasso in France. As for food, we recommend you try the succulent sea bream tartare in the Riva restaurant or the delicious Lebanese mezze in the Cannelle restaurant in the summer. You can unwind in a weekend! Quai Paul Leger, Evian Les Bains, France 74500 +33(0)4 50 84 60 00 - hiltonhotels.com
Metropolitan by Como East of Mayfair and overlooking Hyde Park, the Metropolitan by Como is one of London’s most select addresses. Like all Como establishments it combines faultless service with sophisticated design, with a hint of the feng-shui you’ll find in Bangkok. Guests will appreciate Keith Hobbs of United Designers’ cream and white colour scheme which soothes the mind and calms the intellect. The Metropolitan is also home to the famous Michelin-starred Nobu and the MET Bar where the fashion and media set enjoy the best Martini cocktails in the capital to the sound of a live DJ set. Metropolitan by Como also has the best Asian-inspired holistic spa therapies, by Como Shambhala Urban Escape. We recommend the facials, using the Dr. Perricone method, ideal for combatting jet-lag. Metropolitan by Como, draws a judicious balance between serenity and the jet set in the heart of London. 9 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB, UK +44 20 7447 1000 comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon - firstname.lastname@example.org
World™, The M de Mégève re-opened its doors this season in the chicest of mountain villages made popular by the Rothschilds. At the M, we like the warm and inviting feel of the decor, brilliantly designed by the Savoyard Alain Perrier, who loves to mix styles. We also like the cuisine of Chef Stéphane Thoréton who made his name at the prestigious Taillevent, Ledoyen and Drouant as well as the Palace Menthon. At the SoMMet restaurant, Stéphane strives to get back to the flavours of great French gastronomy: authentic cuisine and a real “French service”, while at the Bistrot du M, the mountain chic spirit will delight every guest. For après-ski, we recommend the succulent chocolate fondant tart with chestnut, before a delicious plunge into the pool where you can swim against the current or take time out at the Cinq Mondes spa. We also love the carriage ride through Mégève in the M carriage. So romantic! 15 route de Rochebrune - 74120 Megève +33 (0)4 50 21 41 09 - email@example.com - mdemegeve.com
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M de Mégève A member of the exclusive club of Small Luxury Hotels of the
Courchevel White gold and the height of excellence
he first ever ski resort to be created from nothing, Courchevel is located in Savoie, in the heart of the Tarentaise valley. Organised around five villages, the resort boasts a multitude of activities accessible to all, as well as a party reputation with a very elite, Russian feel.
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Courchevel, a fairy tale Before becoming one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the Alps, Couchevel was a prime destination for summer visitors. The inauguration of the first establishment, the Lac Bleu in 1908 in the Saint-Bon area, was the beginning of a wonderful success story. Skiing made its début just before 1914 and by 1920 qualified instructors were holding their first lessons. The zone created by the three valleys of Saint-Bon, the Allues and the Bellevilles attracted investors, particularly from Great Britain. At the same time, the first chalet-hotels and the first ski school opened. Before the Second World War, what was to become Courchevel 1550 already had drag lifts but it wasn’t until May 3, 1946 that major construction work began on a world class ski area when SaintBon agreed to hand over its land to the Savoie region.
1946: the creation of a ski resort The organisation of this second generation ski resort was entrusted to architect Laurent Chappis and engineer Maurice Michaud. Courchevel aimed straight away for a high-end clientèle in order to recoup the installation, operating and maintenance costs of the ski lifts. The resort grew under the aegis of Gilles de La Rocque, the Director of the tourist office from 1960 to 1982. He promoted Courchevel on every continent and encouraged a dynamic, cultural policy. During the 1992 Winter Olympics the ski jumping and Nordic Combined events were held at Courchevel which provided the impetus to renovate and upgrade the spot after which t he G er man da ily Die Welt described Courchevel as “the most beautiful ski resort in t he world ”. W h i le t he cl i entèle at the time was mainly
British, French and Spanish, in the 1990s the Russians discovered the resort. Courchevel soon became a holiday destination for billionaires and other members of the Russian jet set.
A party atmosphere and a huge ski area T he p a r t y a t mo s pher e i n Courchevel is largely due to this Russian clientèle about which much has been written. Whether fact or simply rumour, the tales of the wildest eccentricities created a new reputation for the resort. Courchevel indeed celebrates the Russian New Year in style, dressing the resort in the colours of the land of Tsars and laying on firework displays, entertainment and a Father Christmas parade with his Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden as a bonus! Meanwhile, the theme of opulence is cleverly maintained with the presence of three luxury hotels of unparalleled com-
fort - 5-star establishments offering personalised ser vices and night clubs hosting wild parties - Michelin-starred restaurants with refined menus and luxur y boutiques from the finest jewellers. And yet Courchevel is also a perfect resort for those looking to test their skills on the slopes and try out new sporting activities. The biggest ski area in the world, the Trois -Vallées includes Courchevel’s 150 kilometres of pistes, accessible via 58 ski lifts. From beginners to advanced skiers, there is something for visitors of all levels. Cross-country, back-country, trekking, snowboarding and skidooing; the range of activities on offer in the winter is what attracts families as well as the bling-chic brigade to Courchevel!
he hot ticket on the VIP world tour, the king of the ski resorts is dressed in its finest. We check out the details of what’s new this season for a glittering winter. Your initials by Maison Céline at Les Airelles Every winter this legendary palace hotel in Courchevel, which looks like something out of a fairytale, likes to surprise its prestigious clientele by presenting ladies staying in its most beautiful suites with an exceptional gift. This year, the Palace has chosen the uberchic Maison Céline. And so each elegant lady staying in the Les Airelles Private Apartment, a 550m2 golden cocoon; the 140m2 Lys Martagon suite in the castle tower and in the private Chalet Ormello, will find a bag waiting for them in their apartment, personalised with their initials. We did say it was like a fairytale! This gift is available throughout the season, from December 15, 2016 to April 2, 2017. www.airelles.fr
Polar beauty at the new Diane Barrière Spa at the Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges The latest high-class address in Courchevel, the Diane Barrière Spa is a relaxing getaway with a view of the slopes. Get back to nature in the swimming pool which is integrated into a dry stone wall, like a cascade dug in the mountain. Six treatment rooms, an exclusive suite for two with a hammam and private sauna, an aquatic course - one of the largest in the resort - a 20-metre swimming pool, a hammam, a sauna, a cold plunge pool and a fabulous outdoor jacuzzi, make this new address the place to go for beauty treatments in Courchevel, as well as for all the latest sports equipment. A personal trainer and fitness area make this the perfect place to unwind and recover. www.hotelsbarriere.com
Thrills on the slopes with double Olympic medallist Florence Masnada at L’Apogée L’Apogée, which is part of the Joyau Oetker Collection of hotels, is giving its guests the chance to ski alongside Florence Masnada, double Olympic medallist, World Championship medallist and 15 times French alpine skiing champion. From March 12-30, 2017, guests will be able to enjoy a unique skiing programme including a chance to meet Florence Masnada with tips on what to eat for breakfast, stretching exercises to be performed before and after a day on the slopes and ski coaching. Skiers of all levels can take part, the idea is to ski for pleasure as a family or with friends to enjoy a unique sporting experience alongside this friendly champion who loves to share her passion with others. Don’t miss this opportunity to make some wonderful skiing memories.
The first Swiss Made application of a skeleton mechanical watch on smartwatch
Crossing the mechanical design and watchmaking, combining functionality and originality The first Swiss Made application of a skeleton mechanical watch on smartwatch Download : https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/watche/id1058852421?l=en&mt=8 Strap for Apple Watch 42mm, Leather Sahara, Designed, developed, manufactured and assembled in Switzerland
Leal & Co Ltd Pioneers in green energy for cars
i s t r i b u t o r s thanks to pro - green for B M W i n Government taxation. Mauritius since We took a closer look. 1972, Leal & Co Ltd have By Quitterie Pasquesoone always been a step ahead K ia, Renault and most recently of t he compet it ion. MINI, Mitsubishi all place their trust in the Leal Group offers their customers, One of the company’s services and its ability to offer BMW the status the latest innovations is the German make deserves. Leal, which is also the BMW importer on Reunion Island, is launching of electric keeping right up with the latest trends in market by introducing the Vanguard and Plug-in hybrid cars the BMW i in the Indian Ocean islands, cars enable drivers to really save energy from BM W to match that and better respect the environment. t he coming boom BMW has begun its electric and hybrid in env ironment a l ly - car campaign on Mauritius with the i3 i8. The “Plug-in” cars have an electric friendly vehicles and and autonomy of 30 -50 km for the hybrid models and rising up to 300 km for the
electric i3 model. The BMW i8 was named “Car of the Year” by the British automobile magazine Top Gear in 2014. It also won the “World Green Car” trophy at the 2015 automobile fair in New York. Promoted by the Leal Group, these BMW i models are now available on Mauritius, one of the most enlightened countries in the world when it comes to sustainable development, helping it work towards its goal of developing as a sustainable island. A partnership has also been agreed with Total Mauritius Ltd so that these electric and hybrid cars can charge up at their photovoltaic pumps – in other words, that they can be powered in part through solar energy. With this successful launch, Leal & Co Ltd is making yet another impact on a regional level, and is further highlighting its knowhow and status as a talented dealership on an international scale.
After an excess of minimalism, we are now seeing the birth of a new style in eccentric decoration, the comeback of the baroque, and the dandy, with great emphasis on the fantastical, the off-beat and the charming. The rules of the game are to make décor more theatrical, to opt for joyful and elegant maximalism, to play the Beautifully Bizarre card. This is a game with rules, periods, styles and genres. The die is cast and it’s your turn. Blush’s card: BonBons by Luca Nichetto for Verreum
he open sea with JeanPhilippe Nuel at the Cures Marines Hotel, Trouville
What was your reaction when you found out about the project? I a l r e a d y k ne w t h i s building and I had fallen under its spell long before I was asked to convert it. When I visited it for the first time, the interior was totally rundown. It looked like an abandoned Venetian palace. It touched me and its soul grabbed me straightaway.
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What inspired its name?
Focusing on herit age value in t his k ind of project is paramount. I don’t like the word decoration, because I need t o f i nd me a n i n g i n what I do. I am looking for a common thread to symbolise the place. And above all, I wanted to remodel the inside in symbiosis with the exterior architecture.
It i s v e r y e v o c a t i v e because it sums up an era. It resonates like a journey through time. That period of sea bathing, of the resorts, of a cert a in ref inement which seems a bit nostalgic today but which shines into the deep soul of this place. While we were working, we came across a fashion photo where the mannequin was wearing a white linen suit with ver y f ine stripes.
From the Molitor in Paris to the forthcoming Hotel Baccarat in Dubai, JeanPhilippe Nuel’s signature style is one of contrasts where no guest will ever be disappointed by ostentatious decoration or impersonal design. At the Cures Marines in Trouville, the renowned Ligne Roset, Cinna and Roche-Bobois designer went for volume in his approach, using concentric circles in total harmony with the light and the environment, creating a dialogue between sky and sea. By Laure Delvigo
Is that what inspired all the grey, white and blue? Yes, because it was the obvious thing to do: seaside elegance which is both modern and timeless. T he desig n w a s built around the fashion of that era. What’s more, its neo-classical façade, yellowed over time, has resu med it s or ig i na l identity with a whiteness enhanced by glittering pearl gray so it looks like a peninsula between the port and the sea.
What is left of the past? Everything that we could keep. We have restored and re-used frescoes discovered in some of the rooms, kept a brick wall in its original state, kept the domes and played with the proportions to regain the magnitude of the ancient baths. Baroque and modernity talk to one another in a contemporary approach that highlights this heritage. It’s like a book that I started, leaving it to the people to continue the story. That is the magic of my work.
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Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Peter Lindbergh, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista, New York, 1990 Behind the scenes photograph, Vogue UK cover shoot ÂŠ Jim Rakete
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aomi, Cindy, Stéphanie, Christy … Linda, Claudia, Nadja, Tatjana … These names may not mean much to the young Generation Y growing up on Instagram and Snapchat. But most people only have to hear them to conjure up images of absolute beauty that are forever engraved in fashion history. They were so much more than mere models, more even than top models, they were the supermodels of the 1990s - the most beautiful women in the world. They were icons, stars. One of the men behind this success and who helped discover them was the German photographer Peter Lindbergh, who revolutionised fashion photography in the late 1980s. The Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam is putting on a superb retrospective of his work. Get ready for a close-up!
By Yvo Deprelle
Michaela Bercu, Linda Evangelista & Kirsten Owen, Nancy, 1988 - Comme des Garçons advertising campaign, S/S 1988 - © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)
A look back at 40 years of fashion The man himself arrived for the opening of his exhibition without ceremony. Wearing a cap and unremarkable black T-shirt with his mischievous eyes twinkling, Peter Lindbergh, 72, stepped out of his car clearly delighted. Several top models from the 1990s were there to welcome him and they give him a rapturous round of applause. Nadja Auermann, Lara Stone, Milla Jojovich, Tatjana Patitz they had all made a special trip to Rotterdam, because “Pete”, as he is known, is more than just a brilliant photographer, he is a great guy, a true friend. T his war mt h and intensit y immediately comes across in the exhibition, a panorama of 40 years of fashion history, with the earliest images dating from 1978 and the most recent taken for the latest edition of Dutch Vogue. This multimedia
retrospect ive of more than 2 2 0 p hot o s , d i v i d e d i nt o nine t hemes: Super models and Dressmakers, of course, but also Dance and Science Fiction, is a ref lection of all his passions. As a bonus you can a lso see ma sses of his personal notes, storyboards, various Polaroids never before made publ ic a nd excer pt s from interviews and films like the legendary Models, The Film (1991). It is thrilling to see the early career of these aspiring models who he discovered and made famous and who would go on to dominate the 1990s. There are also portrait s of celebrities like Madonna or famous choreographers such as Pina Bausch and Bianca Li, photoshoots for the most prestigious magazines such as Vogue and Hardper’s Bazaar and advert ising campaig ns for major designers including Armani, Prada, Comme des Garcons and Alaïa.
A trailblazing photographer Born on November 23, 1944 in Lissa in Germany, Peter grew up in Duisburg. As a teenager, already an aesthete at heart, he began work as a window dresser for the K arstadt department stores before enrolling at the School of Fine Arts in Berlin in the early 1960s. He remembers this time with some amusement: “I preferred actively seeking the inspiration of Van Gogh, my idol, rather than painting t he ma nd ator y por t r a it s and landscapes taught in art schools.” Inspired by the work of the Dutch painter, he then moved to Arles for a year, before going off on his adventures in Spain and North Africa. When he returned to Germany, he enrolled at the College of Art in K refeld where he studied abstract art. Inf luenced by the Conceptual movement, he began exhibiting his work in various well-known avant-garde galleries, before he had even
Tribute to Nijinski (Kristen McMenamy), New York, 1993 - Harper’s Bazaar - © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery) - Valentino, Spring/Summer 1993
graduated! In 1971, he began to take an interest in photography and became assistant to the German photographer Hans Lu x in Dü s seldor f, before opening his ow n studio in 1973. His popularity soared so it was a natural progression to join the photographic team a t t he G er m a n m a g a z i ne Stern alongside such legends as Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. In 1978, he moved to Par is. A nd so began an international career in fashion photography w ith the most luxurious magazines (Vogue, Vanit y Fair et c) a s wel l a s working with the biggest names in the fashion world like Dior and Armani.
Towards a new realism It was a photo taken in 1988 on a Malibu beach that would make history. Peter Lindbergh took six young models who were just starting out, dressed
simply in a large, white, man’s shirt, and asked them to look natural. The editor of Vogue who had ordered the pictures threw them away; not enough hair and not enough make-up for the glamour of the time … It was Anna Wintour who found the picture and loved it! In the photo were Estelle Lefebure, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz! The rest is history. Peter would go on to rewrite the rules of fashion photography. His style was mainly portrait, in black and white, w it h a particular indefinable texture which made the models even more beautiful. There is very little make-up or artifice, he loves the natural look. “I don’t retouch anything,” he said. His work is an ode to femininity and to timeless beauty. He loves to shoot outside in the street or on the beach, bringing the world of luxur y face to face with everyday life. Something else which was new for the time
was his love of unusual places such as abandoned factories or p or t s , a g a i n b r e a k i n g out of the confined world of fashion. His pictures also draw inspiration from the German Expressionism of the 1920s and the shots of the 1950s and they would be seen around the world. Peter Lindbergh has won many prizes and is also the first photographer to work on the Pirelli calendar three times. It’s a record he still holds!
Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision on Fashion Photography At the Kunsthal museum, Rotterdam until February 12/17
A Fruitful Season for
Éric Frechon With a brand new book and a shiny new Michelin star to his name, this autumn has indeed proved a “season of fruitfulness” for top chef, Éric Frechon. While his eponymous book may not fit on your kitchen work top and not everyone can treat themselves to the culinary delights of London’s Lanesborough Hotel, there are plenty of other ways to sample Éric Frechon’s immense talent. By Samantha King - Photos © Benoit Linero
n English polit ician famously made himself unpopular by urging the unemployed to “get on their bikes” and find a job. For Éric Frechon, it was the other way round; it was in order to buy a bike that, aged 13, he found himself working in a professional kitchen for the first time. It was love at first sight. At 17 he headed to Paris and began learning the trade in some of its finest restaurants before mov ing to Spain to explore Mediterranean cuisine. By 1988 he was back in the French capital and in 1999 he was offered the post of head chef at the Hôtel Le Bristol where he had worked years earlier as an apprentice. A t t he t i me, L e B r i s t ol ’s Epicure restaurant had one Michelin star to its name – within two years Éric Frechon had earned it its second and in 2009 it received a third, the ultimate consecration for any chef. The chef’s empire now lists seven establishments; in Paris they i nclude t he v a r iou s eateries of L e Br i stol a nd a l so t he M ini Pa la is and t he Lazare, a bistro-style restaurant at the Saint Lazare train station. And, just to prove Éric
Frechon has not been resting on his laurels since that third st ar at the Epicure, he has also turned around fine dini ng at t he L a ne sb orough, one of the smartest hotels in London. The chef opened the Céleste restaurant there in 2015 and has been busy combining
French know-how with the international inspiration London has to offer. That work has paid off as the Céleste has just been awarded its first Michelin star. Meanwhile, back in Paris,
the new ideas just keep coming. The chef ’s headline-making dish at Epicure features a leek grilled for 25 minutes until the outside is burned to a cinder! However, the flesh inside is delicious, especially with the oyster, spring onion and lemon tartar accompaniment.
And then there is the Lazare where Éric Frechon decided a new take was needed on the recent French craze for brunches. On Sundays he now offers customers a Grandma’s Sun-
day lunch – a menu packed with childhood memories but w it h a modern t w ist, naturally. And, like the rest of the Lazare’s menu, the price (€39 for three courses) is far more accessible. The idea should come as no surprise to friends and associates; asked what his greatest inspiration was, Éric Frechon replied: “The past: I like collecting ancient cookbooks. It is on the past that you can build the future.” We mere mortals can seek our inspiration however in a brand new cookbook. In October Éric Frechon released his first work in three years. The 160page opus contains 60 recipes, some classics and some not so well-known. It is more likely to adorn your coffee table than your kitchen workshop, not only because of its size but also because you would not want to risk splashing passata on any of the illustrations – the combination of Benoît Linero behind the camera and Charlotte de la Grandière as stylist makes them true works of art. In his own words, this book contains his vision of a cuisine that is “rigorous, tasty, creative, enthusiastic, free and emancipated”. It is certainly a feast for the eyes!
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ashions are notoriously hard to predict – who would have thought Hollywood A-listers such as Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman would st art a knitting craze? And now cuttingedge artists both sides of the Atlantic are making taxidermy cool again. Yes, t a xider my. Meanwhile cabinets of curiosity are popping up everywhere from Christian Louboutin’s NYC window dressing to top London art galleries. Of course t his is no sur pr ise to Deyrolle, master of both those arts for 185 years … Step inside the legendary Paris store. By Samantha King
There is something magical about 46, rue du Bac in Paris’s 7th district. Those entering for the first time stare wide-eyed and open-mout hed a s t hey take in the array of fascinating and fantastical objects; stuffed
creatures of all kinds sit atop dark wood cabinets while glass casings filled with even more wonders stand proud against the walls. It is as if one has stepped back in time to a bygone era of intrepid explorers as you come face to face with lions and tigers and bears – oh my! Deyrolle indeed opened back in 1831, just as the rage for exploration and collections was getting under way. But the shop is also bang up to date, having been virtually entirely rebuilt and restocked after a devastating fire in 2008 claimed the building and millions of exhibits. The surge in public support in the wake of that fire helped r a ise t he f und s needed to restore the building and replace the antique glass display cabinets. That support was indicative of the renewed interest in the delights Deyrolle has been consistently offering for almost two centuries, especially two of its main themes: taxidermy and cabinets of curiosity. From Paris to New York these are now the height of fashion once
more. In October, Elle magazine devoted an article to the trend under the headline “How Taxidermy Became Cool Again”. Naturally, it referenced Deyrolle as well as new taxidermy stars such as London-based artist Polly Morgan whose works sell for thousands of euros and Jazmine Miles-Long, an ethical taxidermist from the south of England whose vegetarianism prompts her to work solely on animals that have died of natural causes. In France, we could cite Sylvain Wavrant, very much an up-andcoming artist who also adapts t a x ider my to t he t heat re, creating unusual costumes. Ju st a c ro s s t he b order i n Belgium we find Jeroen Lemaître who has been exploring the possibilities of taxidermy for three years now and whose butterf ly tableaux are hugely popular. And then there are the cabinets of curiosity which Deyrolle makes to order for individual customers. Back in New York City, these provide the inspiration for Christian Louboutin’s 2016 Christmas window
display at the legendary Sak’s Fifth Avenue while American artist Mark Dion created a three storey high cabinet for Vassar University and has had similar commissions for New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Gallery. And architects of Hungary’s first Ritz-Carlton in Budapest which opened in April also included a cabinet of curiosit ies, showca sing fa mous Hungarian inventions such as the Bic pen and the Rubik’s cube. As if that wasn’t enough, Cirque du Soleil, the ultimate circus, has named its latest show Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosity while at Versailles, the head pastry chef at the Trianon Palace, Eddie Benghanem, says the poetry of Deyrolle inspired his Christmas log design for this year which he has called “Butterflies Flying Away”. From food to fashion, from the stage floor to the shop window, on a high wire and in your home, Deyrolle continues to provide inspiration for artists of all kinds and its influence is as prevalent now as it ever was.
A success sewn from gold thread for the designer Renowned designer Yoann Goncalves’s every creation is a sensation and he has a head full of ideas to show off that go far beyond his name - he has a style of his own and bestows his finesse on the most upmarket brands. By Deborah Benhammou
e embraces perfection and lets himself be guided by a desire for an unquestionable technical mastery that makes for the quality of his designs. This artist, with an inimitable talent, looks to the whole world for inspiration and then to the coolest brands and establishments to express himself. Precious, unique, innovative and full of emotions borrowed from the writings, travels, personalities and the world that surrounds him, each of Yoann Goncalves’ designs is an art of living, a way of revealing oneself, an ideal crowned with excellence. A fter captivating the biggest fashion houses of Paris, Geneva, London and New York, the designer redoubled his talents to produce work which was as seductive as it was innovative. Initially a designer and interior designer, he now concentrates all his experience and genius on product design and the added value of his signature is engraved on each brand’s creations for eternity. Jewellery, leather goods, fashion lines, accessories, there are so many products which he designs from scratch, the most incredible creations right through to the packaging which displays a name, a brand, a history and imbues them with a breathtaking enchantment. All kinds of textures and materials, subtle contrasts between light and shade, fashionable lines
combining contemporary aesthetics and artistic technique, finished with impeccable sensual details … The hypnotic and haunting creations of Yoann Goncalves reinvent luxury design with a touch of enchantment and extraordinary taste! Yoann Goncalves’ great adventure began a few years ago with big names such as Patek Philippe, for whom the designer designed and made scarves from precious fabrics between cashmere and silk. He produced jacquard-weave bath sheets with sublime details, setting the tone for a “Disco Boat” evening when not only the brand but every guest was wrapped in these dazzling creations at this evening event on Lake Geneva. The other famous name from the designer’s early days is that of Vacheron Constantin. Yoann Goncalves redesigned boutiques for the brand, designing the cushions using rich materials and harmonious shapes that enhance the prestige and “well-being” of the Swiss luxury watchmaking house … A meeting, a striking result … and a partnership that continues today. A s a true creator and artist, Yoann Goncalves designs projects which are more and more astonishing and his future achievements are set to continue this reputation; the designer’s next task is the delicate handling of silica beads between leather and shagreen mineral. By using the highest quality materials, which are
also the most sought after, the designer will create shagreen cases to hide the most precious secrets of De Grisogono jeweller y and watches. He w ill also produce sketches for the Hôtel Byblos, telling the story of the St Tropez Palace between “Provence and the French Riviera”, as well as designs that will be embroidered on the silk squares of the Maison Noreve label. Continuing his partnership in the future with the first “Yoann Goncalves” followers, the designer is also designing and making the next gilet for Patek Philippe. Three new projects will also be launched in January 2017 for the prestigious watchmaking brand Vacheron Constantin: designing polo shirts emblazoned with the brand’s logo, but also weaving rugs that are as luxurious as the reputation of this “Eternal Manufacturer”, as well as designing the next Vacheron Constantin down jacket. With his pure talent, Yoann Goncalves is an enthusiast whose work answers every desire and shines across the world, produced by the hand of a master. He is a true perfectionist, whose creations promise glorious days ahead for brand designs and their products …
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Another way of drinking wine!
ine is one of the greatest things about French culture. The latest trend is for wine in cans. Winestar is a 100% French design concept combining innovation and quality. Could the future of wine be in the can?
A quality wine in a new wine can
By Quitterie Pasquesoone
A popular trend
A concept in tune with our times At a time when society is constantly on the move, the nomadic lifestyle, a product of modern times, is in vogue like never before. However, there is no question of giving up the traditions that shape our culture. Wine is central to that. To meet the high expectations of consumers when it comes to quality, Cedric Segal, a French entrepreneur who is passionate about wine, came up with the idea for Winestar. The concept has for the first time in France put fine wine in cans. It is a different way of consuming wine which is more modern, more practical, more nomadic … but without any concession to quality. It’s a small revolution in the very conservative world of wine.
Cedric Segal’s aim with Winestar is to offer lovers of quality wine a high-end vintage which is ready-to-drink and easy to carry around. To achieve this, he met with several well known winemakers looking for the finest wines and suggested putting their awardwinning vintages in Winestar cans. With its unique technology, the wines are perfectly protected from the air, light and humidity and are ready to drink. Winestar takes care of the quality of the wine from the Château to the glass. It’s mainly French wine of course, but soon wines from all regions of the world to suit all tastes and all culinary occasions.
Praised by French people, who like being able to have their wine and drink it however and wherever they wish, Winestar is enjoying growing success, particularly among Parisians who appreciate this simple and modern way of consuming wine. Winestar has become a real trend in Paris and is taken along for aperitifs, picnics and other get-togethers, perfectly embodying the conviviality of French gastronomy; it’s all part of the nomadic lifestyle. It’s definitely a product with a bright future ahead.
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