LUPITA NYONG’O, ELLE FANNING + MORE FRONT TIFFANY & CO’S FALL CAMPAIGN

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Tiffany & Co’s fall-winter 2016 campaign taps stars from the world of fashion and film. American Vogue’s Grace Coddington helped shaped the new advertisements with her role as creative partner for the illustrious jewelry brand. Photographed byDavid Sims, actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Elle Fanning appear alongside modelsChristy Turlington and Natalie Westling.

This marks the first Tiffany & Co. campaign to star celebrities. In each image, a black and white cropped shot is paired with a color shot. Pieces from the Victoria, T and Keys Collection are included in the advertisements.


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GUCCI X .I AM SMART WATCH

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Black Eyed Peas’ member Will.i.am has collaborated with the house of Gucci to create and bring you the latest and best take on smartwatches.

The American singer, songwriter and rapper has teamed up with Gucci Timepieces on a “smartband” that carries the trademark of being completely standalone, that is, unrestricted by any existing smartphone or mobile device.

What makes it so smart after all? Well, despite the fact of its standalone features, the said smart watches have the technology and ability to send and receive text messages and even emails, make and receive phone calls, hold music, maps, calendar, and track your fitness. One thing we’re loving on the other hand is the fact that you have a sophisticated personal assistant in the said device which is activated and operated by voice command.

Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri said in a statement that the brand and i.am+ smartband worked and developed together a device that is both fashionable and technologically advanced, something that is truly unique in the fashion market. Bizzarri coined the term ‘fashionology’, which is a beautiful melange of fashion and technology, something that the x.i am smart watches truly represent.

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Mother’s Day 2016: For The Mum Who Adores/Likes/Needs/Wants…

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Yes, Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and for everyone’s who ready, #highfive.

For everyone else, good luck and start reading this post. It’s going to be a long one, but at least I can safely say you’ll have enough options to mull over before deciding which would be the best gift for Mummy Dearest.

And because it’s going to be a long post (ok, the truth is I’m still finalising all the gift options), here’s the first one, For the Mum Who Adores Anything Cute. Which I’ll then follow up in the coming days with For The Mum Who Wants A Tiny Number (Bag), For The Mum Who Needs A Workhorse Wallet, For The Mum Who Likes Her Bling and of course, For The Mum Who Already Has Everything Else.

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Without further ado, here’s today’s post. Enjoy.
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Yes, Mummy might not be young anymore, but she’s young at heart and you know, has a good sense of humour too. And because which mother doesn’t love tea or remember the days when Wrigley’s chewing gum was freely available in Singapore, the first two picks are both clutches, the first from Kate Spade New York, their new Down The Rabbit Hole English Tea Clutch (SGD570, buy online via Kate Spade) that’s mostly metallic PVC with 14K gold-plated hardware. And then there’s Anya Hindmarch’sWrigley’s Spearmint Gum clutch that’s now 60% off over at THEOUTNET. WasUSD1595, now USD638, which also makes it a good deal, no?

Yes, this is still gift ideas for the Mum who loves anything cute, and nothing can be cuter than Fendi’s bug-eyed wallet. Measuring 19 cm by 12 cm, it’s basically a wallet-on-chain with enough card slots, zip compartment, patch pockets and a long metal chain that’s actually the sling (USD1102, buy online via Net-A-Porter). Then there’s the Powerpuff Girls iPhone cases by Moschino. Yes, I know, too cute, right? Still, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to most anyone’s face, and beside the one in Blue you see above, Moschino Paragon also has the ones in Green, in both iPhone6 and iPhone6Plussizes. And at SGD90 each, you really can’t complain.

And for something really affordable, the cutest post-its I’ve ever seen, the EUR14 a box Paperways sticky notes that you can get from Colette. If you’re really getting the cheap post-its, make sure you get a nice card too, like this one from The Paper Bunny which costs just SGD5.90.

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For The Mum Who Loves Her Bling
As promised, here’s part two of the 5-part post. And no, you won’t go broke trying to please Mum either. From the small and the classic to the large and the modern, here are 5 icons from the world of fine jewellery that even the fussiest of mothers will love.

Choose from Cartier’s Juste en Clou pink gold beauty (SGD5500, view more online via Cartier) to these lovely new Infinity rings from Tiffany & Co. in 18K rose or yellow gold (SGD3600 each), all of which come with a nice tiny sprinkling of brilliant diamonds for that added bling. Then there’s the Perlée rings from Van Cleef & Arpels (another favourite of mine, by the way) that are true classics in their own right, which can be worn singly or stacked, and depending on your budget, you could easier get her one or a pair (SGD1850 each).

For mums who prefer chunkier pieces with a little more heft, there’s Bulgari’s newB.zero1 ‘Perfect Mistake’ 3-gold ring, a stunner that retails for SGD4010. Last, but by no means least, for the mother who loves everything Chanel, how about the new Coco Crush rings that come in Beige Gold? Available in 2 different widths, these start fromSGD3080 apiece, with its signature look being all about the quilting you see on the rings.

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Tiffany & Co. Rubedo Collection

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This isn’t exactly a new thing, but with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be apt just to quickly go through Tiffany & Co.’s Rubedo collection that’s truly quite easy on the eyes. A new alloy conceived by Tiffany, it’s a mix of gold, silver and copper for a finish that resembles the rosiest of sunsets, a welcoming hug of warmth if you will.

Created in honour of their 175th anniversary, you’ll find a selection of Rubedo pieces (Rubedo is red in Latin, by the way) at their stores in Singapore, including their spanking new street-facing duplex at ION Orchard. Pieces like the Tiffany 1837 cuffs (shown above) that start from SGD6900 to simple bangles priced at SGD2950. The wide Tiffany 1837 ring (shown on the left above) is priced at SGD1150, great for those who like a little heft and shine on their finger.

Other pieces of note include the Enchant cuff (yes, that’s the ‘lacy’ cut-out one on the right), another stunner of a piece that won’t look out of place on say, your mother’s wrist. Priced at SGD4600, there are also more affordable pieces, from the Return To Tiffany Heart Tag Pendant to bracelets, earrings and rings.

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CARTIER D’ART WATCH COLLECTION

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Cartier D’art Watch Collection

Cartier are one of the worlds most respected and admired brands, their jewellery and time pieces are revered across the globe. Amongst their vast creations, it is difficult to pin point just one item which stands out from the crowd, but their Cartier D’art watch collection has proven to rise above its brethren and showcase some truly amazing horological designs. Each piece is painstakingly crafted to perfection, offering some of the most stunning man made constructions to adorn your wrist.

Each individual piece has a rare and exotic creature from our beloved animal kingdom emblazoned upon its face, signifying the rarity of the watch. The faces of these watches are created by expert artisans in a 300 year old converted barn, ensuring they get the utmost privacy whilst practicing their craft. Each time piece has a very unique construction of its face, entwining traditional design techniques with modern technology to create something truly special. Each watch is only available in very limited numbers and due to the handmade skills needed to fabricate these mini masterpieces, you can be sure why. Some taking up to 2 weeks to finish just a portion of the final design. The Cartier D’art collection has 9 very unique styles available, below Fashion Runwayhas showcased each for your perusal.

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Rotonde De Cartier – Panther

Sporting a fantastic panther upon its face, crafted out of black enamel and 18 carat gold. The grisaille gold-paste technique is used to create the big cat, constructed using a combination of very fine brushes and needles.  No fewer than 67 brilliant cut diamonds are placed along the edge of the watch case, with a further 43 smaller diamonds on the buckle of the alligator strap. Extremely limited to just 80 pieces.

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Cartier D’art Ronde Louis

Featuring an 18K White Gold dial with grisaille horse decor, hand painted in striking blue and white. Outer edge of the case contains 61 diamonds and a further diamond taking the place of the watch crown. The hands are particularly beautiful in rhodiumized steel. Numbered and limited edition with just 80 created.

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Rotonde De Cartier – Panther

One of the older designs in the collection, first introduced in 2013, but still commanding attention as one of the most spectacular. The gold panther face is created using the granulation technique, a very lengthy task. Cartier themselves call it “Sowing seeds of gold” 3,800 gold beads are used to create the 22K carat face. Each is a tiny cut piece of wire, rolled in a charcoal dust, flame heated and then finally fused with gold plate to give that unmistakable colour. It takes an estimated 320 hours to piece together the beads upon the watch face, and a grand total of 3,500 firings altogether. Due to its arduous creation time, this piece is limited to a very few 20 pieces.

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Ronde Louis Cartier – Toucan

One of the more elaborate and colourful of the Cartier D’art collection, the Toucan designed piece from 2014 is created using the plique-à-jour enamel technique. The Toucan shape is traced and crafted using a tiny soldered gold thread. The vibrant colours are produced using a very specific method, taking enamel in its raw origin form, melted down at very high temperatures and then ground down into a powder named flux. Metallic oxides are added to the mix to create the wide variety of colourful tones. They can then be added to the toucan framework. Each of the individual 21 colours has to be fired at unique temperatures exceeding well over 800 degrees. Extremely limited to only 40 pieces.

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Cartier D’art Tortue Panther Decor Mosaic Watch

A particularly beautiful designed timepiece, its face styled in the shape of a panther in a mosaic pattern akin to ancient Greek artwork. Using a combination of precious stones and onyx stones, along with a 18K pink gold dial and a breathtaking 123 brilliant cut diamonds surrounding the casing. Each of the limited 30 pieces is individually numbered.

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Cartier D’art Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch With Orchid Decor

A striking white alligator leather strap is used to hold this beautiful time piece to your wrist. 22K gold granulation laid across the 18K gold face, on top of which sits a mother of pearl design with orchid engraved decor, featuring yellow gold flower pistils coating in vibrant red enamel. Each of these flower inspired watches holds 124 diamonds upon its casing and 43 along the buckle. Only 40 of these amazing watches are available.

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Ballon Bleu De Cartier – Parrot

My personal favourite of this collection, mostly in part due to how the face is crafted. With one of the most beautiful creatures of the animal kingdom as a basis for its design, the parrot. Floral marquetry is the ancient craft used, rose petals are gathered, coloured and then cut into the desired shapes, each tiny piece is then applied using very steady hands to the gold dial. 2 weeks pass before the marquetry is finalised and a grand total of 3 weeks to create the whole dial. Black enamel is used for the parrots beak and an additional emerald for its eye. Its case is 18 carat rhodium white gold and a total of 118 brilliant cut diamonds. Very few of these are available, only 20 produced.

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Ronde Louis Cartier – Two Panthers

With their continuing obsession of using panthers, they have upped the ante by using 2 of the jungles big cats on this watch. Filigree craftsmanship is the special technique used in this instance. The blending of 950 platinum wire and 22k gold wire together which is shaped, styled and hammered in the shape of the two panthers and finally soldered together. This alone takes a minimum of 10 days. An application of lacquer and emeralds finish the beautiful face work. Setting off the design is a blue alligator strap containing 43 diamonds on the buckle, along with the 58 diamonds adorning the face. Very limited numbers, with just 20 due to be crafted.

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Cartier D’art Watch – Panther

Finally we have the last watch in the collection, a stunning finale to the line up of Cartier D’art time pieces. This stunning watch boasts a 22k gold dial, the face of which has been hand crafted using enamel and etruscan granulation mixed with spangled blue lacquer to create the panther design. The crown on this watch has the unique addition with its cabochon sapphire in a fluted shape. A shiny blue alligator strap finishes the beautiful design, again featuring the signature 43 diamonds on the buckle, alongside the 124 around the casing, totalling 1.80 Carats.

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The Alpiner 4 AL-760 chronograph adds a sporty splash of black to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph

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The family-owned Swiss-based watchmaking house, Alpina, has been inspiring designs and time-telling since 1883. The harbingers of Swiss sports watches have steadily impressed upon us the fine art of watchmaking and how it can create a fresh experience for those who don it, with each ticking second. Even to this day, Alpina watches are regarded as end-to-end pieces of art as the company develops, produces and puts together the movements themselves. This is testimony to the holistic attention paid to the mechanics and design of each chronograph that emerges from the house of Alpina.

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The Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760 is yet another marvel to behold. The original version arrived at Baselworld 2015, celebrating 132 years of the Geneva-based company. What really stood out among the accolades of this unique chronograph is it being Alpina’s first in-house Manufacture Flyback Chronograph, bearing the patented ‘Direct Flyback Technology’. This sees a completely different and rather simplified return-to-zero mechanism. The flyback function is native to Alpina’s line of pilot watches with split second functions. Devised way back in the 1930s, the mechanism greatly aids pilots with greater visibility of time and precision. The Full-Black, sportier rendition added zest and vigor to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph, which set many eyes on it at this year’s Baselworld.
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So what really sets this year’s version apart? The apparent absence of brushed and polished steel is plainly visible on the timepiece. It comes with a PVD coating that creates a fine highlight for the beige highlights. The black dial is immersive and the luminous beige hands adorn its face with consistency. This, with the Alpina 4 attributes of being water-resistant, antimagnetic, anti-shock and remaining stainless, make the chronograph a rather desirable wear. Being a true companion to the sporting kind, the watch can withstand water pressure even at depths of 100 meters. The sapphire crystal is no less tough, bringing with it the assurance of scratch resistance. An elegant black leather strap with beige stitching adorns the wrist of the active wearer, bringing its own charm to the ensemble.
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Coming to the mechanics of the watch: the modular caliber is easy to service, thanks to theintegrated chronograph build that has fewer components, fulfilling the ‘simplicity’ aspect that Alpina insists upon. The screw down winding and the setting crown are consistent with former watches from the company. The in-house-made movement comprises of 32 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve. The push-piece at 4 o’clock and the associate mechanism that accompanies it performs three tasks sequentially. First, the clutch gets disengaged, second, a single-piece hammer ensures that the hands position themselves vertically, thus setting the chronograph to zero and finally, the clutch engages once more when the push-piece is released. All of this happens sequentially, with precision and with the single press of the push-piece. The date hand can be found at 6 o’clock and is truly legible, without the unsightly well that is found in most conventional builds.
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The original version of the Alpiner 4 Flyback Manufacture Chronograph was around $4,750. We expect this year’s full black rendition to be priced around the same range, though prices have not been announced as yet.
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