Platinum Black Truffle dinner – AMBER

This summer, treat yourself with Tasmanian black truffles at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s French fine dining restaurant. The fact that French truffles can only be harvested during the northern hemisphere winter season has done nothing to stop Amber from celebrating the summer with a five-course Platinum Black Truffle dinner.

Instead, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s flagship restaurant sources its “black diamonds” from Tasmania, a place known to be home to the cleanest air in the world. Tasmania’s environment, as well as the fact that it is winter in the southern hemisphere at the moment, makes it the ideal place to nurture Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus’s favorite ingredient. The unique growing season enriches the truffle’s aroma and taste, making them fresher and more fragrant than their Italian or French counterparts.

The Platinum menu is priced at HK$2,488 per person, with an additional HK$1,388 per person for wine pairing.

今個夏天,在置地文華東方酒店的高級法國餐廳品嚐塔斯曼尼亞黑松露。法國松露只能在北半球冬季時份收成,不過這無阻 Amber 帶來五道菜的黑松露晚宴慶祝夏天到來。這間置地文華東方酒店的旗艦餐廳從塔斯曼尼亞搜尋這種珍貴的「黑鑽」。此地向以世上最為清潔的空氣聞名。當地環境加上現時是南半球的冬季,使它成為孕育黑松露的理想地點。這款食材同時亦是酒店餐飲總監 Richard Ekkebus 最喜歡的食材。獨特的生長季節使松露的香氣及味道更為豐富,使之比起意大利或法國品種更為新鮮芳馥。

精選時令套餐價錢為每位港幣 $2,488 ,另加每位港幣$1,388可配搭葡萄酒。

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The Icon and the Iconoclasts – LOUIS VUITTON

LOUIS VUITTON has recruited Karl Lagerfeld to design for the label, the Chanel helmer has been asked by Vuitton’s executive vice president, Delphine Arnault, to give his interpretation of the signature LV monogram for a series of bags to celebrate the label’s 160th anniversary. 

Designers Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin, and Rei Kawakubo, photographer Cindy Sherman, and architect Frank Gehry are also taking part in the collaborative project – called The Icon and the Iconoclasts – and, as the bags will only be available for a matter of months, they will no doubt be in high demand. The bags will be available in mid-October. 

為慶祝品牌誕生160周年,Louis Vuitton副總裁Delphine Arnault邀請了時尚界老佛爺Karl Lagerfeld以其個人風格重新詮釋品牌的標準性monogram圖案,並將於一系列名為「The Icon and the Iconoclasts」的紀念版手袋上呈現。除了Lagerfeld之外,今次獲邀參與合作計劃的設計師還有Marc Newson、Christian Louboutin和Rei Kawakubo;除此之外,攝影師Cindy Sherman與建築師Frank Gehry亦將其中。這系列手袋將於10月中推出,相信到時又會引起一番激烈搶購了。

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IT BAG Falabella – Stella McCartney

“The furs and animal skin are not necessary for creativity and success“ These are the words of designer Stella McCartney, animal-rights activist , never defined daughter of; but able to carve out her space in the world with cleverness and personality. The same success has her IT BAG Falabella, we can define a polyvalent accessory, became in a short time a must-have for celebrities and fashionistas.

She started her career with Savile Row, passing by Christian Lacroix and Chloe but finally she created her own brand, of course, following a green philosophy that bring her to success. The same success has her IT BAG Falabella, we can define a polyvalent accessory, became in a short time a must-have for celebrities and fashionistas. The palette colors are endless, every season offers new tests, but the bright chain is the detail that distinguishes it from others, not surprisingly has become an icon of the maison. The Falabella Bag: spacious and elegant, able to give an added value to any look. In the end, the Falabella has all the characteristics to become your new ITbag.

Falabella Bag是歐美時尚圈瘋狂的經典款包包,設計師Stella McCartney父親是鼎鼎大名披頭四團員Paul McCartney。1995年自倫敦中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院畢業後就進入法國時尚品牌Chloe,2001年4月Stella決定離開Chloe建立個人品牌,作品有著濃厚的Boyish Chic與明快簡潔的時髦形象。Stella也是素食主義與環保主義擁護者,整個品牌系列皆不使用皮革,作為一名設計師,這是一個非常不容易的堅持。

熱賣經典的Falabella以金屬鍊帶搭配仿真皮材質,極具現代風格。只要細看金屬鍊帶,妳就能體會這個包款的迷人之處,每一顆鍊帶扣環磨製得非常光滑平整,並以流暢簡潔的切割角度環環相扣,金屬細節表現得非常優秀,絕對有條件成為潮流界的IT BAG。

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DREAMED IN BERLIN & HANDMADE IN ITALY – Kuboraum

Conceived as wearable architecture, the Kuboraum eyeglasses are objects with a strong temperament and personality; each piece is designed in Berlin and crafted by skilled artisans in Italy.
Kuboraum produces limited edition Burnt collection based on a special handcrafted technique that allows to burn the surface of each pair of glasses, making them one-off, unique pieces.

來自德國柏林的眼鏡品牌 KUBORAUM,以立體黑粗厚線條及富未來感的剪裁設計來突顯配戴者的個性,媲美雕塑的獨特設計,教品味一族愛不釋手。以「DREAMED IN BERLIN & HANDMADE IN ITALY」作基礎,特意從意大利專門工房邀請多位傳統眼鏡工匠合作,經過切割、打磨等多個全人手製作步驟下完成。Kuboraum 推出了限量版燒焦系列,以特殊的手工技術,燃燒每副眼鏡的表面,成為獨一無二的作品。

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The newly re-imagined Moschino

Moschino, under the leadership of the always perfectly kitschy Jeremy Scott, launched their Fall 2014 women’s campaign and result is nothing short of flawless. The campaign, styled by formidable visionary Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, stars super model Linda Evangelista shot by photographer Steven Meisel in understated black and white, adding a certain elegance to Scott’s fun, campy designs. Though the collection may have taken Tumblr kids and street style stars by storm, the collection’s campaign promotes a certain kind of classic timelessness and iconicity that makes the images, and the clothing, all that much more appealing. Who would’ve thought McDonalds would ever be the target of a high fashion update?

Moschino 透露新任創意總監Jeremy Scott的首個品牌廣告將會由Linda Evangelista出鏡代言,而近日品牌終於再發出更多廣告照,揭露Carolyn Murphy、Karen Elson、Raquel Zimmerman、Stella Tennant、Saskia de Brauw亦有參與拍攝。今次廣告由Scott最喜愛的攝影師Steven Meisel操刀,並以黑白手法拍攝,充滿復古味道。誰又能預計麥當勞將是一個高級時裝品牌的目標?

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Mandarin Oriental x Chloé Exhibition

Mandarin Oriental will be presenting an exhibition in the Clipper Lounge throughout the summer months of artworks curated from Chloé’s fashion archives. The Chloé Moments exhibition will showcase the rise of the luxury brand since its early beginnings and in celebration guests of the hotel will enjoy some fantastic offers and a chance to take home a signature Chloé handbag.

The hotel will be offering a “Get Carried Away with Chloé” package, which includes a one-night stay in the hotel, limited edition Mini Baylee bag valued at HK$11,270, a welcome bottled of ‘R’ de Ruinart Champagne, a delightful afternoon tea for two in the Clipper Lounge, breakfast for two in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette and a copy of the Chloé Attitudes book. The package starts at HK$16,500.

Looking for a slightly different afternoon tea experience? The Chloé Moments afternoon tea set is priced at HKD278 per person or HKD488 for two plus 10% service charge. Tea is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Guests can also enjoy the same tea set at Café Causette during the promotion period. Duration: 23 June to 31 August 2014.

由 2014 年 6 月 23 日至 8 月 31 日,為慶祝第一本介紹 Chloé 品牌發展史的書冊《Chloé Attitudes》出版,香港文華東方酒店 Clipper Lounge 快船廊將舉行「Chloé Moments」藝術展覽,當中將展出一系列獨家珍藏設計圖及相片。

同時間酒店將推出「Get Carried Away with Chloé」尊尚住宿計劃讓賓客體驗酒店豪華住宿之餘,更可一邊欣賞珍貴藝術展品、一邊細味以Chloé為創作靈感的特色下午茶,以及帶走最新推出的Chloé手袋,價錢由 $16,500 起:包括一晚海景客房住宿、Chloé限量版黃色及米色迷你Baylee手袋,價值 $11,270、「Chloé Moments」二人特色下午茶、《Chloé Attitudes》書冊一本、迎賓‘R’ de Ruinart香檳一枝及豐富二人早餐。

「Chloé Moments」藝術展覽為創作靈感的下午茶 (每位 $278 或每兩位 $488)。而每位享用 「Chloé Moments」特色下午茶的賓客更可到太子大廈的 Chloé 專門店換領精美紀念品一份,更可參加抽獎,當中禮遇包括香港文華東方酒店「Get Carried Away with Chloé」尊尚住宿計劃、文華髮廊的手部及足部護理、酒店經典英式下午茶或《Chloé Attitudes》書冊。下午茶時間:星期一至六下午 3 時至 6 時以及星期日下午 3 時半至 6 時。

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Dolce & Gabbana Mosaico Collection

Dolce & Gabbana proudly honours once more the traditions of Italian craftsmanship, and for the first time applying the art of micro mosaic to its eyewear. The roots of the process lie in ancient Rome.

The technique of micro mosaic, or filato minute mosaic, requires the spinning of the tiles that composed the mosaic, resulting in tiles that were much smaller and thinner than those used in classic mosaics. The micro mosaic, created exclusively for the Dolce & Gabbana eyewear collection, involves masterly expertise in the spinning of Murano glass, resulting in micro tiles that are then delicately and accurately laid by hand by skilled craftsmen, a technique that constitutes the very foundation of their mosaic craft.

To create the floral compositions in mosaic that embellish the eyewear of Dolce & Gabbana Mosaico Collection, over thirty different filato designs were developed that beautifully recreate the leaves, pistils, and petals of the flower. The result is a true inimitable “artwork” expressing the most refined in premium luxury, and it acts as a tribute to the floral themes that are so beloved by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, themes that are deeply embedded in the DNA of the brand.

Dolce & Gabbana首次採用精緻高貴的微鑲馬賽克工藝,製作出全新Mosaico太陽眼鏡系列,彰顯出義大利傳統手工製作技藝的經典傳承。Micro mosaic(微鑲馬賽克)工藝又名filato mosaic,始於古羅馬時期,歷史悠久。工匠需要對馬賽克圖案的每個組成部分進行精細加工,與傳統馬賽克磚塊相比,這種工藝製作的馬賽克片極其微小纖薄。為了製作Dolce & Gabbana Mosaico系列的馬賽克裝飾圖案,品牌工匠共使用了30多種不同類型的馬賽克片,栩栩如生地再現了葉子以及花朵的花蕊和花瓣,呈現出難以被效仿的超凡藝術精品。

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