Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch in Belstaff - "The Guest" screening, London

Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch wears Belstaff belted jacket at screening of the movie The Guest in London September 2014
Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch / Daily Mail | Belstaff Fall Winter 2014

Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch were pictured at the screening of "The Guest" at The Soho Hotel on 1st September 2014 in London. Benedict Cumberbatch wore a belted jacket from Belstaff, over a chambray shirt, black denims and white sneakers. Too much hotness in one picture. Do you go for ex Downton Abbey alumni Dan Stevens in the smartly tailored look, or Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch in the smart casual ensemble?




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Aesop Marrakech Intense

Aesop Marrakech Intense
Today sees the launch of Aesop’s Marrakech Intense, a raw and unorthodox fragrance for men and women. The fragrance features a woody oriental blend balanced by fresh floral top and heart notes, with a hint of the animalistic. Created in collaboration with perfumer Barnabé Fillion, it is an evolution of the brand’s first fragrance, Marrakech, launched in 2005.


Barnabé Fillion for Aesop Marrakech Intense
Barnabé Fillion

Marrakech Intense is the first perfume that Barnabé Fillion developed with Aesop. The French perfume designer whose studies of botany, phytotherapy, and his first mix of home-made remedies and drinks, imbued him with the desire of mixing smells. Coming from an aesthetic background, his passion is to create projects with scents able to translate very specific memories. Barnabé Fillion regularly collaborates with a number of niche perfume houses (Le Labo) as well as fashion brands (Paul Smith, Von Sono), art projects (Art Basel Miami, Art Paris) and magazines on fragrances, often focusing on natural ingredients and travel inspirations.

We had the pleasure of meeting Barnabé Fillion at the fragrance preview, where he discussed more about the project with Aesop. What's Barnabé Fillion wearing? He wears a purple and lilac shirt from Paul Smith, with a layer of Aesop Marrakech Intense.


Aesop Covent Garden

Barnabé Fillion reinterpreted the existing Aesop Marrakech scent from 2005, and this latest formulation builds on existing foundations to offer a discreet and sophisticated reinterpretation of the original blend’s unique elements. The city of Marrakech remained a primary inspiration: the evocative aromas of spices used in traditional dishes, intense colours characteristic of its souks and surrounding desert, warm hospitality integral to Moroccan traditions.

The fragrance felt very deep, strong and powdery, definitely one for the autumnal / winter months for me. Aesop Marrakech Intense launches on 2nd September 2014.


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Who wore it better, Angelina Jolie or Jared Leto?

Angelina Jolie wears Atelier Versace wedding dress with custom drawings by her kids - Jared Leto wears custom Chrome Hearts lab coat with Dolce Gabbana crown
Angelina Jolie / Hello Magazine | Jared Leto / JaredLeto.com

The internet is abuzz with news and pictures of Angelina Jolie's gorgeous Atelier Versace dress, which featured whimsical drawings by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids. A very interesting and nice touch, but it also reminded me of the very goofy Jared Leto and his custom Chrome Hearts lab coat. Can the Jolie-Pitts adopt Leto already?

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Park Hae-jin [朴海镇 / 박해진] in Acne Studios - Gimpo International Airport

Park Hae-jin wears Acne Studios Fall Winter 2014 I WANT MORE pink sweatshirt at Gimpo Airport. 韩国演员朴海镇身穿 ACNE STUDIOS 'I WANT MORE' 粉红上衣,从仁川机场出国,为广告拍摄飞往泰国。
Park Hae-jin [朴海镇 / 박해진] / Sina | Acne Studios Fall Winter 2014

Park Hae-jin was pictured at Gimpo International Airport on 1st September 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean artiste was pictured in an Acne Studios 'I Want More' sweatshirt.

Interestingly, we featured Park Hae-jin two weeks ago on the blog, where he was pictured at the same airport, in an Acne Studios 'You First' sweatshirt. He looked really stylish back then, I guess if it ain't broken why fix it? I really love this outfit, and would wear this entire look from head to toe. That slight hunch, that airport sidewalk is my runway, that purposefully messy hair with that all important superstar off-duty sunglasses: total gorgeousness.

'I Want More'. Another cryptic message from Acne Studios. Three simple words but enough to spur you on to be a little more ambitious in life, to be a better version of what you can be. Also three simple words to crumble you like a cookie. Instead of focusing on what's missing, we could learn to appreciate what's already there. There are two ways of being rich: One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have. Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. The question to ask ourselves: Do I want more?

Park Hae-jin wears Acne Studios Fall Winter 2014 I WANT MORE pink sweatshirt at Gimpo Airport. 韩国演员朴海镇身穿 ACNE STUDIOS 'I WANT MORE' 粉红上衣,从仁川机场出国,为广告拍摄飞往泰国。
Park Hae-jin [朴海镇 / 박해진] / Sina

Let's put my overthinking to one side. I love the colour palette on Park Hae-jin, and the beautiful dot details from his white shirt cuffs gently peeking out of his sweatshirt. Lovely baby pastels on the sweatshirt and travel wallet, contrasted with the rebellious ripped denims. So many interesting details with his carefully put together look, but none working against the other.

Park Hae-jin wears Acne Studios Fall Winter 2014 I WANT MORE pink sweatshirt at Gimpo Airport. 韩国演员朴海镇身穿 ACNE STUDIOS 'I WANT MORE' 粉红上衣,从仁川机场出国,为广告拍摄飞往泰国。
Park Hae-jin [朴海镇 / 박해진] / Sina 

韩国演员朴海镇身穿 ACNE STUDIOS "I WANT MORE" 粉红上衣,从仁川机场出国,为广告拍摄飞往泰国。

You can shop the Acne Studios 'I Want More' sweatshirt online from Farfetch.com, and a similar version online from Mr Porter:



Sunday, 31 August 2014

Chris Hemsworth's Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC - Montblanc Bohème Collection launch, Shanghai

Chris Hemsworth wears Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph at Montblanc Bohème Collection launch in Shanghai August 2014
Chris Hemsworth / Montblanc

Chris Hemsworth attended the global launch of the Montblanc Bohème Collection on 28th August 2014 at the Children's Art Theatre in Shanghai, China. Chris Hemsworth wore a dark coloured suit over a navy shirt, and accessorised with a silver band ring and Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC timepiece.

How incredibly blue are Chris Hemsworth's eyes? While I don't usually recommend wearing a dark navy shirt against the black / navy suit, the 'Thor' actor's choice of attire provided a great contrast against his porcelain fair skin and accentuated the beautiful tone of his eyes. Never thought I would use Thor and porcelain in the same sentence, I guess Chris Hemsworth has mastered the intricate art of fusing hard and soft. His 90s boy band hairstyle surprisingly did not look dated, just how did he do it?

Chris Hemsworth wears Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph at Montblanc Bohème Collection launch in Shanghai August 2014
Chris Hemsworth / Montblanc

And of course my eyes were drawn to the gorgeous timepiece that Chris Hemsworth wore at the event. Love the very masculine black casing against the stark white numerals and markings on the watch face. The stunning timepiece was first presented earlier this year during the SIHH in Geneva (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). The diamond patterned watch strap is from Montblanc's new Extreme Leathergoods Collection which will be released from September 2014. Great synergy to unite common grounds within their leather goods and watches businesses, which sounds logical but somehow rarely seen elsewhere.

Chris Hemsworth wears Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph at Montblanc Bohème Collection launch in Shanghai August 2014
Gwai Lun Mei, Jérôme Lambert CEO Montblanc International, Chris Hemsworth / Montblanc

Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC

A little more on the Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC: DLC stands for  “diamond-like carbon”, the material / treatment that the toughness of the stainless steel case's surface has been increased to. Miniscule glass spherules are blasted under high pressure to give the steel a microscopic texture to which the DLC coating can almost inseparably adhere, thus producing a fine matte finish on the surface. The colour of the diamond-like carbon coating is described as “Black 4”, which stands for “very black”. The black diamond patterned leather strap is made of black “Vulcarboné”, and is scratch, water and fire resistant. 

A stunning timepiece with extreme qualities, much like Thor with his porcelain smooth skin. The Montblanc TimeWalker Extreme Chronograph DLC will be available from autumn 2014.


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Adam Levine in Saint Laurent - iHeartRadio Album Release Party

Adam Levine wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane plaid checked shirt at iHeartRadio Album Release Party August 2014
Adam Levine / Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

Maroon 5 held an album release party at iHeartRadio Theater on 26th August 2014 in Burbank, California. The group performed tracks from their new album "V", and frontman Adam Levine wore a maroon (pun intended?) coloured plaid / check shirt from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.

Adam Levine wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane plaid checked shirt at iHeartRadio Album Release Party August 2014
Adam Levine / Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

Love the shirt, thought Adam Levine looked great. He is giving me a David Beckham vibe, but then again I don't know who rocked the look first.


Maroon 5 - It was always you

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