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Chinese actor Xiao Zhan thrills fans at Ralph's Club event in Singapore
Ralph Lauren Fragrances announce the launch of Ralph's Club: From Singapore to New York at the Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands and the brand’s latest fragrance, Ralph’s Club Elixir with Brand Ambassador, Xiao Zhan gracing the exciting launch event on 1 December.
Guests were invited to embark on an unforgettable New York Gentleman’s experience through an immersive welcome at the Elevator Room that leads to the Olfactive Bar, where they can discover more about the Ralph’s Club fragrances. The Ralph Lauren Fashion Walkway features the Holiday 2023 collections by Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren Purple Label that reflect the powerful expression of Ralph Lauren’s timeless elegance. The Ralph’s Club fragrances take the spotlight at the show-stopping Center Stage and VIP Lounge. They were also served cocktails inspired by Ralph’s Club Elixir’s ingredients as well as treated to a performance by local singer Tabitha Nauser and tunes from DJ Myrne who spun throughout the momentous event.
Gracing the launch event were Chinese actor, singer and Brand Ambassador, Xiao Zhan, Thai actor Bible Wichapas Sumettikul, local and regional celebrities such as Pierre Png, Desmond Tan, Chantalle Ng, Ayden Sng and Tasha Low, March Chutavuth Pattarakampol, Meen Nichakoon Khajornborirak and Amanda Charlene Obdam from Thailand, Alvin Chong and Azrel Ismail from Malaysia, Dindra Nashriyah Putri and Gerry Hadi from Indonesia, LA Aguinaldo and Mikyle Quizon from the Philippines, and Chau Bui, Anh Tu and Dong Minh Dang from Vietnam.
ION Orchard celebrates a whimsical Christmas with inaugural Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree
ION Orchard and Louis Vuitton has unveiled the first Louis Vuitton Holiday tree outside ION Orchard. Open to visitors from 16 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, the walk-in tree features a 1-minute animation film specially created for the occasion where visitors can discover the Maison’s mascots come to life as they craft, pack and deliver special gifts, and build the Holiday Tree together.
With new openings and exciting brands such as Victoria Secret's, Rituals, Sephora, Lovet, Diptyque, La Mer, Aesop, Curious Creatures and more, it's time to shop for presents. Or even better, shop for yourself at ION Orchard!
Chanel Cruise 2023/24 shines the spotlight on dreamworld Los Angeles
The Chanel Cruise 2023/24 collection campaign plunges us into the dreamworld of Los Angeles. After the show at the legendary Paramount Studios, Anna Ewers and Loli-Bahia are directed by the photographic duo Inez & Vinoodh on Venice Beach.
“The Cruise collection campaign combines the two worlds of Los Angeles: the old-world glamour of the Hollywood movies we love and the health-conscious colourful sporty vibe of Venice Beach,” explain the photographers. “Loli and Anna embody both worlds dressed in the high style evening focused looks of Virginie’s collection while on the basketball courts and surf spots along the Venice boardwalk.”
In the pink light of day turning into night, these images are an invitation to travel and dream.
Here, different worlds come together. Like a vibrant echo of disco’s golden age, a lamé top is worn under the emblematic two-tone cardigan. The shimmer of a jacket swathed in gold sequins and hemmed in pink responds to the shine of leather trousers and a little black satin dress studded with stars. A jacket in iridescent pale yellow tweed sits above a long skirt in pink and white stripes, while mini shorts and a bustier in pastel tweed are revealed beneath a large coat falling nonchalantly off the shoulders. Paying tribute to the Californian lifestyle, a board and basketball signed with the double C recall the sporty attitude that traverses the collection.
The Chanel Cruise 2023/24 collection is now available in Singapore boutiques.
Dyson welcomes Blackpink's Jisoo as their ambassador
Global technology company, Dyson today (4 December) announced ambassadorship with Blackpink's Jisso. In the latest announcement ad, Jisoo is posing with Dyson’s limited-edition Dyson Airwrap multi-styler in Ceramic Pop.
Kathleen Pierce, Dyson Beauty President said, “Jisoo is an aspirational, modern, and timeless beauty who plays an important role in celebrating natural beauty and elevating hair health. We are delighted to welcome her to the Dyson family.”
Dyson Ambassador Jisoo said, “I'm really excited to be the ambassador for Dyson Hair Care products, which I use on a daily basis. I'm always interested in maintaining healthy hair. The intelligent heat control in Dyson Hair Care machines prevents hair damage from extreme heat and helps maintain healthy hair effortlessly, which is why I use Dyson Hair Care machines. Dyson products have always been essential to me. They help me create easy and gorgeous hairstyles with less effort.”
Shop at the latest Giorgio Armani boutique in Takashimaya Shopping Centre
The Armani Group is pleased to announce the opening of the new Giorgio Armani boutique in Singapore. located in Takashimaya Shopping Centre, this new store significantly strengthens the presence of the brand in the vibrant fashion scene of Singapore.
The store concept has been specially designed by Giorgio Armani in collaboration with his team of architects and covers an area of approximately 185 square meters. The boutique is divided into four themed areas. The flooring in onyx and marble effect is coordinated with the silk wall coverings and the ceiling, which echo the colors and veining in the different areas within the boutique. The interior is punctuated by tables in resin with a fabric effect and platinum-colored metal, harmonizing with the surrounding color scheme of each room.
Housed within a distinctive architectural landmark in the heart of Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Centre has over 130 specialty stores spanning six levels of shopping and dining. It provides the perfect setting for Giorgio Armani's new store. With its prime location and luxurious ambiance, the store offers a unique shopping experience for discerning customers who appreciate fine fashion and impeccable service.
The boutique is dedicated to women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, and eyewear collections. Giorgio Armani owns three boutiques in Singapore, located at Voco shopping mall and Marina Bay Sands.
Giorgio Armani boutique is located at 391 Orchard Road #02-10/10A/12E, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City Singapore
Tod's announces Matteo Tamburini as Creative Director
Tod’s Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Matteo Tamburini as Creative Director of the Women's and Men's collections of the brand. The first collection under the creative direction of Matteo Tamburini will be Tod’s Autumn-Winter 2024/25 Women’s collection, presented during the next fashion week in Milan, in February 2024.
"Matteo Tamburini is a talented creative. His modern vision of high quality and Italian lifestyle will definitely bring an added value to our brand. Tamburini will develop a creative team of highly skilled people with an in-depth understanding of the luxury world” says Diego Della Valle, President and CEO of Tod's Group.
"I am honoured and excited to join the Tod's family and become part of a brand that is so closely tied to my origins and memories. I identify myself with the brand's values and the continuous pursuit of high quality and style it has undertaken until now, and I look forward to contributing with my expertise”, declares Matteo Tamburini.
Matteo Tamburini was born in 1982 in Urbino. After studying Fashion and Design, he entered the world of fashion in the early 2000s, working for some of the major luxury brands, including his most recent experience at Bottega Veneta since 2017.
Balenciaga adds Nicole Kidman to the ambassador roster
Hot off the press! Balenciaga has named a new brand ambassador: actress Nicole Kidman. The legendary actress will continue to grow her long-standing relationship with the brand, where she will be working with them in an official capacity. Her new role is commemorated with a portrait by the documentary photographer Platon, who is known for capturing the world’s most prominent, fashionable, and revolutionary personalities as well as Balenciaga’s previously named ambassadors Michelle Yeoh, Isabelle Huppert and PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn.
“Balenciaga has been with me through some of the most memorable events in my life, from my wedding to the Oscars red carpet,” says Nicole. “I’m excited to work with Balenciaga as an ambassador and look forward to creating more memories together.”
Puma Singapore takes the lead with ‘The Puma Nitro Lab’ in the Standard Chartered Singapore 2023 Marathon Race Expo
As the official apparel and footwear partner for the upcoming Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon for the second time around, Puma Singapore showcased their groundbreaking nitrogen-infused foam technology, Puma Nitro to marathon runners over the weekend. ‘The Puma Nitro Lab’ invited racers into a science lab showcasing the innovative technology behind Puma Nitro, during the SCSM 2023 Race Expo from 30 November 30 to 2 December.
Read on to find out more about the latest shoes.
Puma Marathon Series
Fast-R NITROTM Elite 'Marathon Series'
Double down on race day with the Fast-R NITROTM Elite. Designed to set records, this marathon-worthy racing shoe has a breathable mono-mesh upper with targeted PWRTAPE reinforcement for durability and support. A cutting-edge, two-part midsole features our lightweight NITROFOAMTM Elite for supreme responsiveness. Helping you reach max speed is a carbon fibre PWRPLATE and a cushioned heel that works with a reactive forefoot to propel you forward. Add in our sturdy PUMAGRIP outsole for traction, and this shoe will have you logging miles faster than ever before.
Deviate NITROTM Elite 2 'Marathon Series'
Calling all PR-chasers. This shoe is built for long distances at record speeds. Experience unparalleled responsiveness, propulsion, and cushioning in an incredibly lightweight package. Picture this: it's 60g lighter than our previous Deviate model. Designed specifically for runners aiming to set a new PR in competitions, this shoe features a thin, breathable mono-mesh upper, a nitrogen-injected NITROFOAMTM Elite foam midsole for even greater lightness, a streamlined and robust thermo-formed carbon fibre plate, and a thinner rubber PUMAGRIP outsole. Get ready to take your mark.
Get your Christmas Fix from $30 with Kelly’s Party Combos of European Delicatessen and Roast
Starting your Christmas feasting shopping? Dig into wallet-friendly specialty items from Kelly's, such as the all-new Kelly’s European Sausage Duo (Iberico pork sausages with England Cumberland Sausage, S$29.90), Black Pepper Rib-Eye Roast Beef (S$47.50). Items are sold chilled, and are available for online and in-store pre-order at Fairprice.
Mission launches Healthier High-Protein and Low-Sodium Wraps
Mission has just launched two new wraps: the Mission Wholemeal Protein Wrap featuring plant-based proteins that are suitable for vegetarians/vegans; and the Wholemeal Salt Reduced Wrap, suitable for consumers looking to reduce sodium intake or those on a low-sodium diet.
Both new wraps provide a high source of protein, dietary fibre, are free from artificial flavours and added sugar, and are also halal-certified. These two join the generous range of wraps that Mission already provides for different dietary requirements.