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Son Heung-min stars in Tumi's latest campaign

Son Heung-min stars in Tumi's latest campaign. (PHOTO: Tumi)
Son Heung-min stars in Tumi's latest campaign. (PHOTO: Tumi)

Don't look away! Tumi global ambassador and professional footballer, Son Heung-min is fronting Tumi's latest campaign on the iconic 19 Degree Aluminum collection.

Highlighting the expansion of the 19 Degree Aluminum collection, the campaign introduces the Backpack, Compact Carry-On, Briefcase, and Minaudiere. These new silhouettes boast futuristic, cool-toned surfaces and textural elements that pay tribute to the collection’s iconic aesthetic.

The film takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey through abstract spaces, each representing a unique feature of the collection, with Son Heung-min taking center stage alongside his 19 Degree Aluminum Backpack. With its striking visuals and edgy transitions, the campaign immerses viewers into an abstract world reminiscent of the 19 Degree Aluminum collection, embodying the brand’s philosophy of constant evolution.

Jill Krizelman, Tumi's Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce, expressed her excitement about the campaign, stating, “We wanted to communicate the next evolution in backpacks, showcasing our latest expression of 19 Degree Aluminum. This creative strategy effectively captures the cutting-edge design, innovative style, and unwavering commitment to technical excellence that Tumi represents”.

The newest 19 Degree Aluminum silhouettes are now available at Tumi.com and Tumi stores worldwide.

Sneaker Con SEA 2024 welcomes Hiroshi Fujiwara (FRGMT), Jeff Staple (Staple Design) and more

Sneaker Con SEA 2024
Sneaker Con SEA 2024

Eight internationally acclaimed artists and legends from the street culture scene will all converge under one roof for the first time ever in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa for Sneaker Con SEA 2024. Taking place on 2 and 3 March 2024, the much-anticipated Sneaker Con 2024 will feature an unprecedented gathering of global street culture luminaries, including innovators (or OGs in street culture lingo) behind the likes of world-renowned street culture brands such as FRGMT, Staple Design and The Hundreds.

Sneaker Con SEA attendees can expect to see and interact with Hiroshi Fujiwara (FRGMT), Jeff Staple (Staple Design), Edson Sabajo (Patta) and Anwar Carrots (Carrots). Flying the Southeast Asian flag high, Singapore icon Mark Ong (SBTG) leads the charge together with Indonesian street culture visionary Tamish Aswani (AGLXY) and Filipino sneaker king Big Boy Cheng.

In support of the local arts scene, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is collaborating with Mark Ong (SBTG) in designing 22 pairs of limited-edition sneakers for RWS as a commemoration of this unique partnership in the upcoming Sneaker Con SEA event at RWS. Keeping the spirit of giving back to society, RWS and SBTG will auction off two pairs of the limited-edition sneakers and donate all proceeds to the students from Temasek Polytechnic (Mark Ong’s alma mater). This joint effort aims to shape and inspire the next generation of youths in making a positive difference and impact.

Exclusive Sneaker Con SEA 2024 hotel packages with complimentary event tickets for two pax are available at http://www.rwsentosa.com/sneakercon. These packages include an overnight stay at the eco-luxurious Equarius Hotel with its lush zen-like ambience at RWS and complimentary Sneaker Con SEA 2024 tickets for two pax. For an upgraded experience, fans can book an exclusive three-day-two-night Sneakerhead SE Stay with RWS to enjoy even more complimentary benefits that include VVIP event access, meet-and-greet with headliners, as well as unlimited flow of selected beverages.

Shiseido celebrates the revamp of their well-known cream with a pop-up at 4 Jiak Chuan Road

Shiseido's Vital Perfection pop-up. (PHOTO: Shiseido)
Shiseido's Vital Perfection pop-up. (PHOTO: Shiseido)

Skincare brand Shiseido celebrates the revamp of its renowned age-defying cream – Vital Perfection Advanced Cream – with a multi-sensory pop-up experience. “Journey of Potential” welcomes visitors in Singapore at 4 Jiak Chuan Road from now until 29th February 2024, 10am – 9pm. Journey through an extraordinary voyage through Shiseido's age-defying innovation, bringing to life a rich legacy of over 100 years of Asian skin expertise and over 30 years of cutting-edge wrinkle technology.

The “Journey of Potential” pop-up experience comes as part of the brand’s ongoing pursuit of inspiring and empowering people through beauty. Helmed by its #PotentialHasNoAge campaign led by Shiseido Vital Perfection's Global Ambassador, Anne Hathaway, the campaign celebrates the diverse journeys and potential within every individual.

Guests can explore an immersive digital safflower field, get a personalised skin diagnosis and a 10-minute a luxurious hand massage experience.

The pop-up experience is open to all members of the public, admission is free.

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Edison Chen to collaborate with Adidas Originals on Clot Superstar footwear

Clot Superstar: Adidas Originals by Edison Chen first global collaboration drop on Confirmed app. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)
Clot Superstar: Adidas Originals by Edison Chen first global collaboration drop on Confirmed app. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)

Following their inaugural partnership debut during Shanghai Fashion Week, Adidas Originals and Edison Chen announce their first global footwear drop, the Clot Superstar by Edison Chen. Adidas Originals by Edison Chen is here to bridge together the legacies of two iconic figures and this shoe signifies the beginning of a new era that will redefine creative innovation and cultural exchange.

This debut from Adidas Originals and Edison Chen carries the essence of classic suiting with its refined details and tailoring. The distinctive shell toe has been reimagined with finely crafted hand-stitched ridges in premium leather. Updated details continue throughout the midsole and outsole which feature a unique ripple, visible EVA wedge and a beautiful leather welt. Refined not only in construction but color as well, the Clot Superstar by Edison Chen is available in White with black contrast stitching and logo detail.

Along with the global drop, Adidas Originals and Edison Chen are releasing a corresponding campaign. The campaign welcomes all to step into the House of Edison Chen, where elegance is effortless, heritage is honored, connection is key, and trying something new is a part of the thrill. Just as Edison evolves from streetwear icon to cultural catalyst, the film begins in the streets and transitions into a speakeasy lounge where the campaign’s protagonists - Jung Woo, Chris Severn, Joyce Wrice, Brent Faiyez, and DPR Ian - serve as hosts, inviting the guest on an unforgettable night of adventure. Guiding the viewer through each room from a first-person point-of-view, the person is revealed to be none other than Edison himself who has assembled this zeitgeist of personalities - unique in background yet culturally aligned - under one roof.

The Clot Superstar by Edison will be available online through the Confirmed app beginning 23 February 2024 and is priced at S$259. Join the hype draw.

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Regional celebrities like Gulf Kanawut, Glenn Yong depart for the Onitsuka Tiger Autumn/Winter 2024 Milan Fashion Show

Onitsuka Tiger's show in Milan includes attendees Gulf Kanawut, Glenn Yong, Hakken. (PHOTO: Onitsuka Tiger)
Onitsuka Tiger's show in Milan includes attendees Gulf Kanawut, Glenn Yong, Hakken. (PHOTO: Onitsuka Tiger)

Onitsuka Tiger will present its Autumn/Winter 2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week on 21st February 2024 (5.30pm SG Time). This year will be Onitsuka Tiger's 75th Anniversary and the brand is inviting you to view via livestream on the Onitsuka Tiger Website, YouTube or Instagram.

For their show in Milan, regional celebrities from Southeast Asia are currently making their way to the city of fashion. They are Thailand's Gulf Kanawut; Indonesia's Luna Maya, Malaysia's Hakken; and Singapore's Glenn Yong.

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Louis Vuitton opens first exclusive Apartment Retail Space in Singapore

Louis Vuitton opens first exclusive Apartment Retail Space in Singapore. (PHOTO: Louis Vuitton)
Louis Vuitton opens first exclusive Apartment Retail Space in Singapore. (PHOTO: Louis Vuitton)

Shopping at Louis Vuitton is now an elevated experience thanks to the new apartment space. The first Louis Vuitton exclusive Apartment retail space opens in Singapore following a refurbishment at level two of Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City in the heart of Orchard Road. The newly opened Apartment offers a carefully curated selection from across the Maison’s universes including Women’s & Men’s Ready-to-wear, formalwear and leather goods, as well as the notable inclusion of High Watchmaking, High Jewelry and Hard Sided creations. Clients can make an appointment to enjoy the elevated experience of shopping in the Apartment.

Entering the apartment, clients are warmly welcomed into a vestibule decorated with a collection of iconic Louis Vuitton trunks suspended by hot-air balloons. Here, they can delve into the DNA of the Maison, discovering exceptional archival pieces including a Monogram Hat Trunk, meticulously restored from 1924, upon which each Monogram was painted by hand.

Entering the Main Hall, clients can browse the latest ready-to-wear as they arrive in the space adorned with inspiring interior designs and curved arches. Visually and texturally inspiring, the materials, textiles and furniture were carefully selected and created bespoke by French artists and designers.

Step into the first and main salon to discover an elegant and feminine space adorned with a unique orange-hued gradient plaster named “Singapore Sunset”, skillfully executed by Atelier Martin Berger on site. Here, clients can browse a collection of the latest women’s ready-to-wear collection and evening gowns.

In the second salon dedicated to the Men’s universe, design elements harmonise to captivate the senses, including a Damier plaster design that adorns the wall, a luxurious custom-made carpet with an imaginative design inspired by sea waves and Paldao wood cabinets which frame the Men’s Ready-to-wear collections.

The third salon is a dedicated space where High Jewelry and watches are presented with precious leather goods. Upon entering the space, clients can browse a collection of High Jewelry and High Watches on a beautiful Budri stone table with glass cloches.

Glengassaugh releases The Serpentine Coastal Cask collection

The Serpentine Coastal Cask collection (Photo: Glenglassaugh)
The Serpentine Coastal Cask collection (Photo: Glenglassaugh)

How would you fancy getting your hands on a 48, 49 and 51-year-old rare cask release from Glenglassaugh? A hidden gem on Scotland's northeastern coastline, a rare collection of single casks sit in the coastal warehouse and have been left to mature for over 50 years. Three of the single casks are now available for application to purchase.

According to Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, "It is extremely rare to find casks which have been left to mature in coastal locations for such a long period of time and our warehouses, perched on cliffs overlooking Sandend Bay, have acted as the custodians of this old and rare liquid for over five decades. These casks give a unique insight into ther nature of whisky making at the distillery before it was closed and capture a moment in time like few other expressions can."

For more information and application to purchase, click here.

InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping is now open to travellers

InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping is now open to travellers. (PHOTO: InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping)
InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping is now open to travellers. (PHOTO: InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping)

Sawasdee ka! InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping has just opened in the heart of Chiang Mai.

Surrounded by Chiang Mai’s iconic landscapes and draped in greenery, InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping prioritises connectivity to nature and culture. Travellers can choose from 240 elegant rooms and suites facing the old town or the misty slopes of Doi Suthep mountain. On their doorstep, they will find a host of iconic landmarks such as Chiang Mai’s walking streets, the buzzing night bazaar and the historic Tha-Pae Gate dating back to the 13th century.

Inside the stately accommodations, soft modern minimalism meets Lanna-inspired décor. From lacquered panels and wood-carved sculptures to beaten metal accents, precious handcrafted objects commissioned from local artisans pay tribute to traditional Lanna crafts, while spacious zen bathrooms with a plunge bathtub offer a serene space to unwind. Guests staying in Premium Rooms and suites will enjoy Club InterContinental benefits, including a deluxe breakfast served in a private zone, daily afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

In addition to growing fresh produce at its own organic garden, the hotel works with carefully vetted local suppliers, including bee and cacao farms, as well as partnering with the Royal Project foundation, a Thai non-profit organisation founded by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to improve the quality of life of the hill-tribe people.

Travellers can choose from a collection of exclusive discovery packages, with the opening offer available from THB 6,400+++ per night.

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Alma Resort in Vietnam's Cam Ranh peninsula introduces a series of wellness retreats

Alma Resort in Vietnam's Cam Ranh peninsula introduces a series of wellness retreats. (PHOTO: Alma Resort)
Alma Resort in Vietnam's Cam Ranh peninsula introduces a series of wellness retreats. (PHOTO: Alma Resort)

Alma, situated on Vietnam’s scenic Cam Ranh peninsula, has unveiled a series of wellness retreats featuring the likes of singing bowl meditation, hot stone therapy, yoga and detox and slimming treatments.

The resort’s Le Spa, which has 13 treatment rooms sprinkled onto the beachfront, has this month rolled out its ‘Le Spa Wellness Journey’, ‘Le Spa Half Day Retreat’ and ‘Detox and Slimming Program’ designed to inspire participants to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and lay the foundations for a longer life.

A three-day programme, the Le Spa Wellness Journey’s first day starts out with a 60-minute power yoga session, followed by a 30-minute body exfoliation and a 60-minute back-stone treatment.

The second day comprises 60 minutes of singing bowl meditation or yoga, a 90-minute ‘Detox and Slimming Treatment’ and 30 minutes of foot stone therapy. The Detox and Slimming Treatment is underpinned by a massage technique using a wooden Gua Sha instrument designed to improve microcirculation and lipolytic action, release the storage of toxins and tackle cellulite to help transform the upper and lower body.

The final day of the three-day retreat begins with 60 minutes of Hatha yoga before a 90-minute energizing intensive facial treatment and 30 minutes of ‘Healing Hands’ therapy that focuses on acupressure points to release blockages and prompt healing.

The Le Spa Half Day Retreat and Detox and Slimming Program each start with a private 60-minute yoga and meditation class followed by a steam and sauna with fresh herbal aroma.

All three retreats are complemented with healthy drinks and post-treatment snacks.

The Le Spa Wellness Journey is priced at VND 7.8 million, the Le Spa Half Day Retreat is VND 3.6 million and the Detox and Slimming Program is VND 4.2 million.

Book your stay here: Booking.com | Agoda | Trip.com

Free cable car rides for seniors and spot the life-sized Pokémon at Mount Faber Peak

Check out life-size 3D models of Snorlax and Pikachu who have joined in 50th birthday celebration at Mount Faber. PHOTO: Mount Faber Group
Check out life-size 3D models of Snorlax and Pikachu who have joined in 50th birthday celebration at Mount Faber. PHOTO: Mount Faber Group

It’s time to take a cable car ride with your elderly parents. Every Tuesdays in February and March, Mount Faber Leisure Group is offering free cable car rides for seniors aged 60 and above, alongside a complimentary S$5 F&B voucher valid for use across all MFLG restaurants – Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro, Dusk at Mount Faber Peak, and Good Old Days at Sentosa, redeemable at all MFLG ticketing counters with a valid ID. Plus, caregivers travelling with senior guests can enjoy a S$5 Mount Faber Line round-trip ticket (U.P. S$33) for up to two accompanying passengers per Singaporean senior citizen on the same day.

Adorned with the adorable Pokemon characters in party gear from now till 30 April in celebration of Singapore Cable Car’s 50th birthday, visitors’ scenic journey will be accompanied by the fun-loving Pokémon, such as Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, as well as Pikachu and Snorlax.

While you are at Mount Faber embarking on your cable car adventure, be sure to check out life-sized 3D models of Snorlax and Pikachu who have joined in the 50th birthday celebration. Snoozing away at a massive height of 2.1 metres, the larger-than-life Snorlax napping at the entrance of Mount Faber Peak makes for the perfect OOTD. Of course, how can we miss the playful Pikachu standing at 1.3 metres tall at the boarding deck on Mount Faber Peak?

From 10 to 24 February, locals can also enjoy a special 50% discount on the Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip), available for both Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line via over-the-counter and online purchases. Spending your day at Sentosa?

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Good Threads makes a lifestyle and fashion statement with a difference

Good Threads makes a lifestyle and fashion statement with a difference. PHOTO: Mandai Wildlife Group
Good Threads makes a lifestyle and fashion statement with a difference. PHOTO: Mandai Wildlife Group

Do you give any thought when planning your OOTDs?

Good Threads, an extension of Mandai Wildlife Group’s ‘Choose Good with Mandai’ campaign, raises awareness about nature and wildlife protection by making conscious choices on a daily basis. The first of three, the Good Threads capsule of elevated ‘performance wear’ was launched on 15 February. Think urban jungle wear that incorporates functionality – pants with additional pockets and detachable bags to store trash for recycling later, shorts with a detachable reusable tote bag, a bucket hat that performs the dual function as a sling bag, shirts with storage compartments for holding reusable cutlery, a water bottle and more.

The artistic talents of Hakim Samat, a local craftsman known for his stylish, upcycled creations is the brains behind this collaboration. Good Threads was crafted from 1,158 pieces of pre-loved clothing and salvaged materials weighing approximately 108kg from local thrift shops – honsieponsie, Function Five Thrift Shop and Woofie’s Warehouse, and from a textile collection drive. Each garment was stitched together with fastenings and hardware such as buttons and carabiner hooks sourced from Plastify, a Singapore-born startup that has made recycled plastic waste its business.

All items will be available exclusively for sale on https://goodthreadsbymandai.sg/. All proceeds from the sale of Good Threads will go towards supporting wildlife conservation efforts in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Most of the items are already sold out, so fastest fingers first or watch out for the second and final phase of the Good Threads capsule launching on 8 March and 28 March 2024.

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