Quick Hits: Hermes to Show Its New Menswear Collections in LA

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Hermes DWNTWNMEN Kick Sneaker
Hermes DWNTWNMEN Kick Sneaker

Photo Credit: Hermes

HERMES SHOWS DWNTN MEN IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Hermès is coming to Downtown LA for a special evening event this week: the fashion brand will preview its Hermes Menswear DwntwnMen spring/summer 2017 collections, highlighting the multiple facets of menswear from ready-to-wear to accessories including limited edition pieces such as the Dwntwn Men Kick Sneaker, pictured above. Véronique Nichanian, artistic director of the men’s universe at Hermès, worked with graphic artist Anthony Burrill to imagine seven lively slogans that evoke a bright, colorful spirit to DwntwnMen, creating an experience that is at once sensorial and digital. In addition to its Spring/Summer 2017 runway show, there will be several know-hows on site including a legendary Voisin automobile, a motorbike and a miscellany of objects. There will also be basketball themed room with a court and basket competition as well as arcade games as well as a concert, a DJ, food trucks and performances. Overall, a glamorous evening for guys in La La Land.

NATURA BISSE - THE MINDFUL TOUCHPhoto Credit: Natura Biise

NATURA BISSE LAUNCHES THE MINDFUL TOUCH EXPERIENCE

Spanish skincare brand treated the A-list to a completely unique, completely innovative experience during Oscar weekend at the Viceroy L’Ermitage that is traveling to various locations throughout the use. Its Mindful Touch experience is the first of its kind and combines a skincare ritual with mindfulness and virtual reality techniques. Step into a giant white bubble—the BUBBLE PURE AIR 4.0.—that’s sealed in order to circulate 99.995% pure, clean air throughout the Bubble, ensuring a treatment zone that is completely free of pollution and viral, bacterial & allergen agents to maximize the effects of the protocol, before putting on virtual reality goggles that will transport you to space and beyond. You’ll focus on breathing and mindfulness while all five sense are awakened. You’ll then relax into the brand’s 3D Collagen Shock Facial, a powerful regenerative treatment that uses three types of collagen designed to increase firmness, enhance your facial contours, improve elasticity and boost hydration. The facial also uses a new Active Face Contouring Technique – a massage that redefines your skin and sculpts your facial contours by boosting microcirculation and improving lymphatic drainage. A technique that provides a contouring make-up effect from within.

Swarovski's $2,690 Enchanted Rose Limited Edition
Swarovski’s $2,690 Enchanted Rose Limited Edition

ATELIER SWAROVSKI UNVEILS BEAUTY & THE BEST JEWELRY COLLECTION

The mystical rose at the heart of Beauty and the Beast is the centrepiece of the Atelier Swarovski collection. The iconic flower is reimagined using Swarovski’s crystal Pointiage technique, forming a beautifully faceted bloom with fluid and curvaceous lines.The collection comprises necklaces and earrings as well as bracelets and rings, glimmering in alluring deep reds and greens. Each piece makes a confident and refined style statement, transitioning perfectly from day to night. Three high-end designs will be available exclusively online: a statement pendant necklace, a bold cuff bracelet and an oversize ring. In addition, Swarovski has created a limited edition figurine of the Enchanted Rose. A 40%-size replica of the Bell Jar and rose in the new live-action film, the stunning figurine stands 65cm high with a beautifully faceted crystal rose held inside a hand-engraved bell jar. Only 350 pieces have been made. The Atelier Swarovski collection and the Enchanted Rose figurine are now available in stores.

STYLE FASHION WEEK LOS ANGELES’ 12th SEASON TO FEATURE FASHION, MUSIC AND ART SPECTACULAR AT THE PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER MARCH 9 – 12, 2017

Following the success of Style Fashion Week in New York at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the producer of globally recognized fashion events today announced its schedule for Style Fashion Week Los Angeles at the iconic Pacific Design Center from March 9 to March 12. Now in its sixth year and twelve season, Style Fashion Week Los Angeles brings an impressive roster of acclaimed designers to the global fashion area at through groundbreaking fashion, music and art event. For its shows, Style Fashion Week has collaborated with Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil to offer fashion industry and consumer attendees exciting performances and on-site activation. Style Fashion Week has also collaborated with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation on an Art Show in its innovative Marketplace. New commerce experiences at Style Fashion Week Los Angeles employ image recognition technology to that gives attendees the ability to shop looks directly off the runway using the Markable mobile app. MALAN BRETON will kick off the four-day fashion spectacular on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00p.m., with his expansive runway show and multimedia performance. On Friday March 10 at 7:00p.m., COMMATTEO, SHAHIDA PARIDES and MOODS OF NORWAY will display their collection on the runway and at 9:00p.m., designs by DAVID TUPAZ, RICHARD HALLMARQ and MARIO DE LA TORRE take center stage. Saturday, March 11, will feature children’s collections by DISCO PANDA and YDAMYS SIMO at 7:00p.m.BIJAN ANDRE, EDDIE EDDIE BY BILLY TOMMY and WANGLILING at 9:00p.m. On Sunday, March 12, Style Fashion Week Los Angeles will feature exciting performances by Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil. At 7:00pm, THOMAS WYLDE brings his collection to the expansive runway, followed by ADRIAN ALICEA and HONEE at 9:00pm. SCR_40 (1)Photo Credit: Jim Bartsch

THE FORMER NEVERLAND RANCH IS BACK ON THE MARKET

The legendary California estate formally known to the world as Neverland Ranch is being re-introduced to the market at $67 Million by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International. Today known as Sycamore Valley Ranch, the renowned property retains its iconic status and incorporates over four square miles of sweeping vistas, dramatic mountain ranges and pastoral farmland. The Ranch was designed for recreation and entertaining on a grand scale. The private estates of Santa Barbara County have long been the retreat of some of the world’s most famous names.  Sycamore Valley Ranch is a 30-minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara  where, in addition to fine dining and shopping, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport offers service by major airlines and private aviation services. Five miles from the charming town of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley, the property was named for the majestic sycamore trees that populate the landscape, alongside century-old live oaks.  The 2,700 acre ranch borders the Los Padres National Forest in one of Southern California’s most unique wine-growing regions. According to local vintners, the land is well suited for vineyard. Inside the gates, guests are greeted by a French Normandy-style manor designed by award-winning architect Robert Altevers in 1982, as the main residence on the 50 maintained acres within the Ranch.  Crafted to perfection with exposed timber beams, brick and stonework, 5 fireplaces, and 18th century French oak parquet flooring from two chateaus in France, the main residence spans approximately 12,598 square feet.  The first floor master wing includes a private loft and 2 master baths, 2 walk-in cedar-lined closets, and a private outdoor garden. There are 4 additional bedrooms in the main residence for a total of 5 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half baths.  A separate apartment is located about the motor garages. Additionally, the main home is mere yards away from the approximately 5,500 square foot guesthouse that boasts four separate suites.

HAUTE DINING NEWS: MICHAEL HUNG RETURNS AND A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THEMED EATERY HITS DISNEYLAND

Just in time to promote its live action update of Beauty & The Beast, Disneyland has added a true hot spot in its Red Rose Taverne, a pop-up with beautiful (and beastly) paraphernalia. This takeover  ofFantasyland’s Village Haus Restaurant inside the Magic Kingdom has sold out of plastic cups with red roses in them, but still has fare like a Beastly Burger and Grey Stuff Gateaux available. Meanwhile, Chef Michael Hung of Viviane, Faith & Flower and San Francisco’s La Folie is back in effect and will be cooking up a storm at Mama Lion in Koreatown along with owner Robert Kim.

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