Jimmy Choo Reveals an Exclusive Fashion Shoot With Victoria Song Qian For Prefall 2018

Jimmy Choo Reveals an Exclusive Fashion Shoot With Victoria Song Qian For Prefall 2018

Singer, actress, dancer; a multi-talented individual, Victoria Song Qian is a perfect definition of the modern day woman. The evidently talented actress and singer first emerged on the scene as part of Korean girl group F(X). Nine years later, the star launches her first solo album VICTORIA, is a leading actress in an upcoming TV show, and is praised for her dancing on reality show Hot Blood Dance Crew. In addition to her successful career, Song Qian has carved her way as a style icon recognized for her impactful fashion nous.

For Pre-Fall 2018, Victoria Song shares an exclusive interview and photo diary including some of her favourite styles from the Jimmy Choo collection.

What are your favourite Jimmy Choo pieces from the shoot, and why?
I liked every piece from the shoot. They’re all so comfortable and versatile. However, what I love the most is the several made-to-order heels with my name engraved on the sole; it always feels nice to have something exclusive for yourself.

Are you a big shoe person?
I’m a big shoe fan and love buying high heels, although it might be very difficult wearing it all the time.

Named by Vogue as one of the world’s best dressed women, who do you look to for fashion inspiration?
I am inspired by what other people wear. Every season I attend fashion shows to see the latest trends and try the new looks myself. What I like to keep in mind is that not all trends are suitable for me, so I try my best to find a happy medium.

What is your favourite colour?
Now I’m currently a big fan of pink

What influences your music? Favourite musician?
During my career in South Korea I was exposed to a lot of pop, so I’d say this has definitely influenced my music.  There are quite a lot of musicians that I admire at the moment, and definitely look forward to working with them.

With dancing being one of your fortes, what is your most memorable dancing story?
One of the most memorable dancing moments is joining the reality TV show The Hot-Blood Dance Crew. This is where I was able to meet a lot of talented individuals – their persistence and passion for street dance really inspires me. I’ve learned so much while filming on set.

What is your favourite weekend getaway?
I want to enjoy nature as much as possible. If I’m in the city, I prefer going to a café, window shopping, or travelling to places which I rarely visit. Nonetheless, staying at home is a good getaway too.

When it comes to ambitions, what are you really prioritizing for your future over the next couple of years?
Acting, singing, and just seeing whatever I am capable of doing.

What is your favourite hobby?
Go shopping, buy clothes, and try new looks. It’s very fulfilling to try a nice look. In my spare time, I’d like to practice Muay Thai.

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Yorky Gommino

Yorky Gommino

A dancer, a puppy, and a long-fringed loafer. Tod’s latest video features Renee, contemporary ballet dancer and daughter of the legendary singer Rod Stewart, pirouetting playfully in this video to celebrate the Yorky, a new take on Tod’s iconic Gommino was launched on May 10.

Light and eclectic, the Gommino is the perfect fit for all with a passion for life — ready to dance, to laugh out loud, and to have fun.

Renee, as part of the Tod’s band, grew up surrounded by music and dance and is the ideal storyteller in this choreographic tribute to effortless style and Tod’s Italian way of life.

Renee Stewart
Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2016 with a BA (Hons) degree, Renee has been working as a freelance contemporary dancer, where she has been collaborating with other artists on numerous projects. Renee will be performing as part of the Awkward Moment Series created by London based composer, sound artist and DJ MimiXu, at Annabel’s Mayfair on April 25th. She has also recently finished a film piece directed by Leila Bartel and choreographed by Waddah Sinada.

Tod’s She Band SS18
Tod’s She Band 2018: seven international female characters — ranging from performing arts to fashion and social life — invited to leverage personality as the real essence of style. Intentionally coming from several backgrounds and countries, but still sharing a common attitude that binds them all together — the band’s members are differently “ambassadoring” the Italian lifestyle as a trait that goes beyond time and space to be expressed on a global level through signature features.

All of this is what Tod’s intends to enhance by inviting them to star also in an ironic script about digital obsession, as a pretext to involve them in an unconventional role-playing game. Leveraging the idea of shoes as animated objects with a soul embodying personal taste and feelings, this girl talk is a playful story of inner thoughts VS outer reactions told on two different levels: on the table they all play a social character, while under the table their feet (and shoes) tell the truth. Moreover, in order to strike a fun and slightly confidential glance on themselves, the Tod’s She Band 2018 members have been starring in a series of snack interviews in which shoes naturally give way to storytelling.

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30 Years of The Curated Life with SSI

30 Years of The Curated Life with SSI

For 30 years, the Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) Group has been making our retail dreams come true. As the leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with the biggest portfolio of international merchants in the Asia-Pacific and a network of over 600 stores, the SSI Group has permeated our lives through its curated selection of brands from all over the world.  It is the only retailer with the widest range of specialty and lifestyle concepts, ranging from luxury fashion and fast fashion, to home, beauty, and original concepts. The SSI Group marks this milestone with a campaign dubbed “The Curated Life” that seeks to inspire, enable, indulge, and rally its consumers to live a life well-lived — a life that’s well-curated.  

As the retail arm of the Rustan’s Group of Companies, the second largest retailer in the Philippines with a consistent growth record through 65 years, the SSI Group specializes in high-end specialty stores and is the exclusive franchise distributor of leading international brands.  It was created in 1988, and, over the years, has reached its status as a leader in fashion and lifestyle in the Philippines.

REWARDING CUSTOMERS
On its 30th year, the SSI Group partners with one of the world’s leading banks – Citibank, to bring the Curated Life to every Filipino. Sharing in the passion to give only the best-in-class products and services, the SSI Group, together with Citibank, brings its shoppers more rewarding experiences.  Citibank cardholders get to enjoy credits through the “Spend Anywhere” campaign, where shoppers get P500 shopping credits valid at all SSI Group stores with every P10,000 spend using their Citibank card from July to September 2018. As the holiday season comes around, more rewards await Citibank card shoppers as instant shopping credits of up to P30,000 will be given away at SSI Group stores.

The partnership with Citibank continues with the Big Fashion Sale featuring well-loved SSI Group brands this August 15 – 30 at Greenbelt and September 3 – 10 at Glorietta; as well as exclusive shopping events from July to December 2018. There is also the “Love to Shop” installment program from June 2018 to May 2019, which lets customers shop with deferred payment schemes of up to 24 months at select SSI Group brands.  Indeed, giving shoppers more reasons to shop and live a life well-curated.

CURATING THROUGH DIGITAL
Establishing its presence in the current and future retail landscapes, the SSI Group continues to deliver its unique selection of retail brands to a new generation of consumers through the digital space. Widening its reach beyond the tangible, it enhances the shopping experience through its website, ssilife.com.ph, which will be officially launched this October. More than a shopping channel, the website features lifestyle articles that incorporate its brands and products while delivering informative and inspiring content, continuing SSI’s penchant for curation and delivering lifestyle inspiration in real time, in real life.

Consumers may navigate through three overall categories — Fashion, Beauty, and Home — and discover the latest collections from their favorite brands, behind-the-scenes highlights from exclusive shows, skincare and makeup how-to videos featuring local influencers, and quintessential guides on home and lifestyle. The website also allows consumers to purchase SSI’s gift card, the Purple Card.

Along with brand-specific SSI Group sites for 158DB, Beauty Bar, Lacoste, Payless, Superga, Steve Madden, Gap, and Aeropostale, SSI Life extends the SSI Group’s influence and enhances the shopping experience by allowing consumers to access information on brands and products with a single click.

On its milestone year, the SSI Group takes it even further as it introduces the My SSI Life App this August – a gateway that allows consumers to curate the life they want to live.  The My SSI Life App will be every shopper’s access to lifestyle, passion, and curation – from the latest trends, to the hottest promos and perks. One’s answer to living the curated life, the app allows users to earn points everytime they shop.  With the My SSI Life App, all that matters is at the palm of one’s hands.

PASSION FORWARD
The SSI Group continues to partner with Filipinos who share the same passion for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle — those who live a curated life by putting their passions forward. This year, the SSI Group shines the spotlight on distinct individuals through #PassionForward, a campaign highlighting SSI’s many passions: fashion (from luxury to streetwear), health and wellness, skincare and makeup, home and entertaining, food, and more.   A special showcase featuring thirty personalities from different fields fueled by different passions will be held in September to celebrate the coming together of these diverse catalysts who inspire today’s generation.

LIVING THE SSI LIFE
More than just the retail operations arm of the Rustan’s Group, the SSI Group has transcended the retail space over the past 30 years and evolved into a true purveyor of both luxuries and necessities for consumers.  With a retail network of over 600 stores covering 129,000 square meters of retail space, the SSI Group continues to be part of the Filipino lifestyle and ventures into the next 30 years, inspiring and enhancing the lives of its consumers. More than the numbers, the SSI Group has made an impact on lifestyle values of Filipinos over the years, inspiring shoppers to define their own style, select the best brands and products to represent it, and collect to their heart’s content. That’s the curated life — never about settling, always about standing out; creating a life that’s worth experiencing; and spending on things that matter.  This year, the SSI Group celebrates 30 years of knowing what matters to the Filipino consumer, 30 years of curating a life of passion for the Filipino. And it invites you to celebrate with them by living your very own curated life.

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Lacoste FW2018-19 Men’s Collection

Lacoste FW2018-19 Men’s Collection

This season, Lacoste draws on its tennis heritage to unveil a new collection which strikes a balance between tradition and modernity. Designs of unabashed sporty and contemporary elegance to move easily and comfortably from the tennis court to the street.

Carnaby Evo
Carnaby Evo is one of the brand’s most emblematic models. Reflecting a timeless style, it evokes the elegance of René Lacoste on the courts. This winter, Lacoste presents two new versions which adopt two strong style codes: colour blocking and piping. The first is a two-tone, two-material version comprising a white leather and navy blue suede upper embossed with the word Lacoste. The second version opts for the purity of smooth white leather with a heel counter subtly enhanced by piping and marked with a navy blue crocodile, without forgetting the embroidered green logo on the side of this sneaker.

L.12.12 Unlined
Created by merging authenticity and innovation and inspired by the iconic L.12.12 polo shirt, this classic tennis shoe stands out by its minimalist design and the simplicity of its construction. The flexibility of an unlined single-tone leather or nubuck upper is underlined by a camel-coloured leather band which marks the back of this sneaker, subtly branded with two embossed crocodiles. A new model designed for a lightfooted feel and a relaxed look.

Explorateur Classic
Inspired by sport and designed for city wear, the Explorateur Classic high top sneaker admirably combines practicality and modernity to brave the elements in style. Providing rain resistance with its waterproof leather upper and comfort with its warm Thinsulate lining, the Explorateur Classic opts for careful finishing details such as a ribbed effect at the ankle and metal hooks and crocodile.

Joggeur 2.0
Lacoste presents the winter version of its Joggeur model. A new running shoe with a sober and refined design which combines performance and aestheticism. Comprising a leather and waterproof nylon upper and a sturdy rubber sole, it has a heel counter which guarantees foot support and stability. Ideal for sport or everyday jogging, it is lined to ensure comfort and warmth in winter.

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Lacoste FW2018-19 Women’s Collection

Lacoste FW2018-19 Women’s Collection

This season, Lacoste draws on its tennis heritage to unveil a new collection which strikes a balance between tradition and modernity. Designs of unabashed sporty and contemporary elegance to move easily and comfortably from the tennis court to the street.

Carnaby Evo
Carnaby Evo is one of the brand’s most emblematic models. Reflecting a timeless style, it evokes the elegance of René Lacoste on the courts. This winter, Lacoste presents two new versions which adopt two strong style codes: colour blocking and piping. The first is a two-tone, two-material version comprising a white leather and pearl grey suede upper embossed with the word Lacoste. The second version opts for the purity of smooth white leather decorated with gold details and a golden metal crocodile.

L.12.12 Unlined
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Furla Metropolis and Hello Kitty: A Meeting of Icons

Furla Metropolis and Hello Kitty: A Meeting of Icons

Take a Japanese icon, famous all around the world, and invite it on a romantic journey through the blossoming landscapes of Italy: Hello Kitty, the lovely symbol of many generations, today encounters Furla in an original creative collaboration that connects the East and the West.

The ideal meeting place is, without question, the Furla house’s icon: The Metropolis crossbody. It serves as a palette for three digital prints starring Hello Kitty. On a pink, red, or blue background, Hello Kitty is surrounded by flowers: white petals which are a perfect cross between daisies, hibiscus flowers, cherry blossoms, and lotus flowers, linking the culture and creativity of the two worlds.

There is also a fourth Furla Metropolis that celebrates this partnership with Hello Kitty: the body is in white Ares calfskin with a wide strap in black leather and, as the flap, with the Hello Kitty’s face with its characteristic pink and red bow.

The partnership between Hello Kitty and Furla continues with the accessories: micro bags, keyrings, credit card cases, Saffiano beauty cases, and pouches pick up the prints and themes of the Metropolis.

Products in the Furla Hello Kitty collection will be available in selected Furla flagship stores starting May 15th.

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Stradivarius Introduces A New Lookbook Full of Colour and Their New Limited Edition Dress Collection

Stradivarius Introduces A New Lookbook Full of Colour and Their New Limited Edition Dress Collection

Stradivarius introduces their new lookbook “Hey Vacay,” a new collection that will leave you dreaming of your next vacation destination.

The lightest and more comfortable garments slip into our wardrobe, boasting with colorful stripes and soft fabrics. A perfect combination with denim garments, being a basic must-have for every day. Shirts and multicolored skirts in orange, blue, or white are the key colors for the collection, where fluid fabrics, crochet tops, and natural materials like raffia take center stage.

We are also launching a new Limited Edition *collection of dresses, featuring the most summery details, where tropical is the main print. Comfortable dresses or jumpsuits add some color to the collection with greens and yellows. Dresses become the ideal garment for the hot summer days.    

*Collection only available online and in selected stores.

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Longchamp Announced Kendall Jenner As The Face of The Company’s Fall – Winter 2018 Campaign

Longchamp Announced Kendall Jenner As The Face of The Company’s Fall – Winter 2018 Campaign

Longchamp is thrilled to reveal its newest campaign star: Kendall Jenner. Jenner was approached for this partnership because she and Longchamp share the values of championing effortless worldliness, and of celebrating a global, versatile sense of style. Throughout Jenner’s experience in (and ascent to the top of) the modeling industry, she has exhibited an unwaveringly confident poise — a character trait that Longchamp both admires and infuses into its fashion and accessories collections.

I think there’s this synergy between the term ‘world citizen’ and Longchamp. To me, a world citizen is someone who wants to share more of an understanding of different cultures,” says Jenner.  “With Longchamp, while the collection always has a touch of the Parisian, it is something that can be worn around the world, by women who support this idea.”

This season’s partnership with Jenner marks Longchamp’s 70th Anniversary and follows the brand’s longstanding tradition of working with the industry’s most creative and talented names. In this fast-paced digital age, Longchamp is evolving — expanding its global footprint and speaking to a new generation of customers who value an independent spirit and celebrate authenticity.  It was with this vision in mind that Longchamp’s CEO Jean Cassegrain and his sister, Artistic Director, Sophie Delafontaine, found Jenner to be the obvious choice for their latest campaign.

Longchamp has always been a pioneer in creating collections that suit the lifestyle of the urban traveler.  That lifestyle is something that Jenner has mastered, especially in her line of work. You never know when a last-minute phone call might have her hopping on a plane a few short hours later, only to then land halfway across the globe.

Kendall is free, independent, she travels, she goes fast, always with style which is how we see the Longchamp woman,” says Longchamp Artistic Director Sophie Delafontaine. “Her talent is not only in the way she acts but in the way she interacts — she is an authentic personality in the millennial generation.”

Adding to that, Longchamp CEO Jean Cassegrain says: “Kendall Jenner represents the aspirations of the new Longchamp woman. A feeling of freedom, freshness and authenticity in a world that is continuously moving faster and faster. Longchamp is the brand of women who are, like Kendall, active, multi-faceted, multi-talented, and with a creative and independent spirit.”

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Featuring plates, perfumes, jewelries, and other accessories, we’ve got Mom covered to upgrade her wardrobe and home essentials.

Pottery Barn tava round charger, Pottery Barn Palm dinner plate, Pottery Barn swirl melamine salad in green, Pottery Barn honey tava, Pottery Barn cotton casual napkin tarragon, Pottery Barn swirl melamine bowl in green, Pottery Barn palm tree ceramic tidbit (set of 4)

Pottery Barn Tencel sham standard, Pottery Barn Plum Blossom sham, Pottery Barn Plum Blossom duvet cover

Hermes Twilly d’ Hermes gift set, Hermes Jour d’ Hermes gift set, Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil gift set

L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere savon parfume, L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere shower gel, L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere body milk

Michael Kors wallet in pale blue

Tod’s Gommini Micro Borchie in flan, Tod’s Mini Gommini bag in keepsake lilac, Tod’s Mini Gommini Wave backpack in azzurro

Swarovski Latisha earrings, Swarovski Prisma earrings, Swarovski Prisma bangle, Swarovski Latisha all-around choker, Twilly d’ Hermes body shower cream, Twilly d’ Hermes body moisturizing body lotion, Twilly d’ Hermes body natural spray, Twilly d’ Hermes body body balm, Pottery Barn McKenna jewelry box in blue, Pottery Barn Kids Ceramic tea set

Tory Burch new ivory – Tory gold earrings, Tory Burch high kicks gard silk scarf, Swarovski Prisma necklace from the Jason Wu x Atelier Swarovski collection

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Introducing Swarovski’s New Mother’s Day 2018 Collection

Introducing Swarovski’s New Mother’s Day 2018 Collection

Mothers are multifaceted. For that reason, Swarovski proposes a Mother’s Day assortment that appeals to all styles and personalities, ranging from modern monochrome designs to contemporary floral creations.

Mother’s Day is evolving from a pure affectionate occasion infused with soft femininity to the celebration of powerful females: mothers who made the impossible possible and multitasking women through to those who inspire not only their children but also other women with their unique personal style! This Mother’s Day Collection is as multifaceted as the women we celebrate — elegant and cool, timeless and modern, demure, and on-trend, but above all brilliant,” says Creative Director Nathalie Colin.

Highlight of the collection, the floral-inspired Latisha range opts for the timeless black and white color combination. Featuring black Swarovski crystals on one side, white ones on the other, the Latisha necklace and bracelet are all about versatility. As for earrings, they are adorned with pearl embellishment and can be mismatched with removable ear jackets to channel the asymmetrical earring trend.

A delicate alternative, the Sparkling Dance family dazzles with the innovative ‘dancing crystal’ concept that catches the light with the slightest of movements. This season, glittering floral motifs extend the range to create a glamorous and feminine statement for every day. Crafted to resemble bursts of flowers and encrusted with shimmering clear crystal pavé, the sparkly necklace and versatile earrings bring a mesmerizing touch to the silhouette.

With their thin proportions, Latisha and Sparkling Dance are ideal to create personalized layerings. To enhance this easy-chic style, classics like Subtle bracelets, Vittore and Frisson rings can be stacked for a sleek yet brilliant silhouette.

Swarovski gives a fashionable and inspiring perspective to the collection through its campaign. This results in a true lesson of style once more exemplifying #BrillianceForAll, and starring real mother/ child couples including Chiara Ferragni and her mother Marina Di Guardo, American model Devon Aoki and her three children, as well as Oluchi Onweagba and her son. Brilliant exception to this reality cast, brand ambassador Karlie Kloss strikes the pose with Maye Musk, composing a remarkably cool duo.

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