Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tom Hardy in Burberry - 'Locke' Premiere, NYC

Tom Hardy in Burberry - the A24 and The Cinema Society premiere of 'Locke' at The Paley Center for Media on April 22, 2014 in New York City
Tom Hardy / Burberry

Tom Hardy attended the A24 and The Cinema Society premiere of 'Locke' at The Paley Center for Media on 22 April 2014 in New York City. Tom Hardy wore Burberry Tailoring for the red carpet event.

Love Tom Hardy's sleek back hair and the choice of the emerald green tie for the event. The chain bracelets add to his character, but am not really sure about the pins on his tie, top left pocket and just below his hands. What do you think?

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Beck in Saint Laurent - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Beck in Saint Laurent - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Beck / Source: Karl Walter/Getty Images North America | Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2014

Beck performed on day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2014 in Indio, California. Beck wore a black suit jacket in wool gabardine, over a Hawaiian printed silk shirt and black jeans, all from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.

Beck in Saint Laurent - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Beck / Source: Karl Walter/Getty Images North America | Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2014

Beck also changed into another Saint Laurent outfit, consisting of a black jacket with double buttons over a red silk shirt with small black triangles print and black denims.

I love the striking red silk shirt, but the monochrome Hawaiian print silk shirt fitted the vibe at Coachella more. To go slightly off topic, Coachella is still ongoing?! How long is this festival!




You can shop the Saint Laurent shirts online from Mr Porter. Click on the above for more information and to shop online.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection
Manufactured in Hamburg since 1924, the Meisterstück fountain pen embodies Montblanc’s quest for perfection. In the last 90 years the Meisterstück has become an icon of writing culture and a symbol of Montblanc’s values: finest craftsmanship, traditional manufacturing techniques, precious materials and best functionality.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Meisterstück, Montblanc will be introducing a series of limited edition writing instruments, leather goods, time pieces and jewellery. For writing instruments, the Meisterstück 90 Years Collection consists of a small series of fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoints. Each writing instrument is crafted in precious black resin, adorned with red gold-plated fittings and offered in a special packaging box with 1924 replica sleeve. All fountain pens feature a special "90 Years" nib design. You can find out more about the Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection online at Montblanc.com.



Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection
Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

A close up of the stunning nib from the Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection. What's 4810 you ask? Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union. It rises 4810m above sea level. That, along with 90 other interesting facts about the Montblanc fountain pen, can be found on their Twitter account.

To celebrate the 90 years of the Meisterstück collection, Montblanc asked me to put pen to paper. In this digital age, it is really back to basics. I had flashbacks of my mum telling me to hold my pen properly. I wanted to pen something meaningful, a short quote to be locked into an imaginary time capsule, or to be hidden away between the pages of a book which will lay undiscovered for years. It really is a struggle, I can compose a tweet in 149 characters or less easily, but to put pen to paper? That slowed things down for me, and it formed the essence of what I wanted to pen. I made some small changes to my life lately, a conscious effort to slow down my pace. I do not know if that is the right decision or not, but I feel healthier and happier. I feel I am in a much better place, physically and mentally. So, this is a short quote I would like to share:

Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection
Spirit of Meisterstück: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

Now to you. Share an image on Instagram and tell us what 'Meisterstück 90 Years' mean to you. Your picture can contain a Montblanc product but it is not mandatory, so let your creativity run wild! Tag your Instagram picture(s) with @Montblanc and include #MEISTERSTUCK90YEARS. Montblanc will collect all images and after monitoring show them on Montblanc channels. The best three entries will win a Meisterstück 90 Years fountain pen, a Meisterstück 90 Years leather product and a Meisterstück 90 Years jewellery product respectively. Contest ends 30 April 2014, so head on to Instagram and search #MEISTERSTUCK90YEARS for inspiration if need be.

Tag me @WHWearing if you would like to share your images with me!

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Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain - Premiere of "The One"《香港仔》首映礼

Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼
Gigi Leung and Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂]  / Sina | Givenchy Spring Summer 2014

Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] attended the premiere of "The One"《香港仔》in Hong Kong on 22 April 2014. The Hong Kong actor wore a navy military styled jacket with silver crested buttons from Balmain by Olivier Rousteing, over a robots print t-shirt from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Cropped black trousers and terrible shoes completed his look for the event.

I do like the look from the top half. The busy t-shirt was nicely contrasted with the relatively simple blazer. I am sure you will agree the shoes really ruined the entire look. Not really feeling the cut of the trousers nor the gratuitous showing of the mankles too. So let us just concentrate on the upper half:

Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼
Gigi Leung, Miriam Yeung, Louis Koo / Sina

Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring Summer 2014

Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼
Love the robots print t-shirt, especially the striking red neckline against the bolts of blue. You can shop the Givenchy t-shirt online from Farfetch.com.

Shop Givenchy "Robots" series online:





Louis Koo Tin-lok [古天樂] in Givenchy and Balmain -  Premiere of 'The One x Aberdeen'《香港仔》首映礼
Eric Tsang and Louis Koo / Sina | Balmain Spring Summer 2013


I love Louis Koo's Balmain military styled jacket. It is a signature piece which gets revisited every season with minor tweaks. well, I love most pieces with crested buttons really. You can shop the Balmain jacket online from Mr Porter (US) and Mr Porter International.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto

Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto
Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto

It is the Easter weekend here in London and it is cold, drab and rainy. Currently spring cleaning my flat and it is out with the old and in with the new. My flat smells absolutely lovely now, thanks to the freshness of the rain and the gorgeous Earthy scent of 'Giardino Segreto', the new scent from Fornasetti Profumi.

Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto
'Giardino Segreto' in Italian translates to 'secret garden'. It is the fourth scent from Fornasetti Profumi, and it fuses together the Earthiness of fresh foliage and the crispness of the Spring air. Just hints of it and nothing too overpowering. Close our eyes and it is almost like we are being transported to this magical forest: the scene and scent of fresh ferns and dewy leaves. The scent takes inspiration from Piero Fornasetti's drawings (more below), where we are transported to this secret garden. All our secrets and fears are uncovered in this jungle of life.

These days, it is a luxury to be able to switch off from the complexities of modern city life. Draw down the shades, light the candle and let imagination run wild for a few minutes. The scent is perfect for Spring, and the candles are housed in ceramics beautifully painted with Fornasetti's illustrations. The 300g candles also come with a lid, great for keeping the scent longer, and we can reuse the beautiful holder when the wax is exhausted.

The new scent comes in two designs: Giardino Segreto (above), and Balaustra (below).

Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto
Fornasetti Profumi - Balaustra (middle). Besides candles, the fresh Earthy foliage scent also comes in a handy room spray (above right). Housed in a taller but thinner ceramic holder with the same magical prints, the nifty room spray is kept nicely hidden inside:

Fornasetti Profumi - Giardino Segreto
Not that there is a need to disguise room sprays and aromas, but I thought the design is so clever and it can sit discreetly yet beautifully by the table. And that is my hand above, you never know when and where your hands will be needed, so best to keep them well manicured and moisturised. So thank you Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. Tan courtesy of Apple iPhoto.

Click below for more information and to shop Fornasetti online:






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Milanese designer and craftsman Piero Fornasetti created over 11,000 pieces and his collection of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century. 'Giardino Segreto' and 'Balaustra' used three of Fornasetti's illustrations to create the unique designs on the ceramics. Owls feature rather frequently in Fornasetti's designs. According to Italian folklore, owls are majestic animals and they signify wisdom. If there are owls living within the property or barn, it is considered very good luck and  house buyers often pay a premium for that. I am sure owls on my Fornasetti candle will do the same (that is city life for you). 

The three designs above are also available as wallpapers, click for more information and to shop online from Occa-Home.

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