News: LOUIS VUITTON | CELEBRATING MONOGRAM

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 22 Oct 2014 - 9:00 am

LOUIS VUITTON CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CREATIVE STORY: KARL LAGERFELD BY COLIN DODGSON

Adhering to the Louis Vuitton values of innovation, collaboration and daring, a new generation of image-makers was also asked to contribute to the visualisation of #Celebrating Monogram.

See their take on Celebrating Monogram now on www.celebrating.monogram.lv. Here, Colin Dodgson interprets Karl Lagerfeld’s Punching Bag, Suitcase and Trunk.

Fashion: LOUIS VUITTON | ICONOCLASTS #2 of 6

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Oct 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
    Photograph: Colin Dodgson
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM

#2 KARL LAGERFELD | THE PUNCH BAG

“Boxing has become very popular so I decided to design a luxury leather boxing range for the fashionable boxer. I came up with this huge piece of luggage for Louis Vuitton with a punching bag in it! We designed a special carpet with instructions for beginners: where and how to put your feet and how to move. There is also a little bag with boxing gloves in it.

Simply designed, easy to use; the punching bag hangs on a special metal stand. Shelves can be used to convert the trunk into a chic closet.  There’s also a wheel-contraption that you put under it so you can push it to wherever you want to “work-out” in your home. Basically – it’s a huge toy for spoilt, grown-up people!” Karl Lagerfeld

News: Chanel No. 5 | Short Film

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Oct 2014 - 11:43 am

THE ONE THAT I WANT

It’s a decade since Baz Lurhmann created a cinematic experience for Chanel No. 5 featuring Nicole Kidman. He’s back this time featuring new muse Gisele Bündchen. The Chanel No. 5 short film features the musical brilliance of new voice Lo-Fang with a cover of The One That I Want, from Grease The Musical. 

There’s nothing Greasy about this cinematic offering from the luxury fashion brand. It perfectly encapsulates who the Chanel woman is today. The film also has a cameo appearance from Luhrmann himself & Michiel Huisman, of Game of Thrones fame. 

 

eDition: Summer Denim eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition News | Posted on: 16 Oct 2014 - 11:34 am

NOW LIVE!

The Summer Denim eDition is now live at MrDoveton.com

A curation of on trend & classic denim pieces you need to know about PLUS you could win a bumper denim hamper worth R6 000! 

See the full story and entry details HERE

Fashion: LOUIS VUITTON | ICONOCLASTS #1 of 6

Written by | Found in: Fashion | Posted on: 16 Oct 2014 - 10:00 am
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM

#1 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN | THE CADDY

“Born and raised in Paris, I thought of something that would be unmistakably Parisian – the caddy! Inspired by the sights of shoppers in the markets of Paris, I once counted 109 caddies in two hours!! 

Then I started to think about the layering of these codes —— both LOUIS VUITTON’s and mine. The idea of lacquer occurred to me, especially it’s connection with Les Nabis, the group of post-impressionist avante-garde artsists who set the pace in Paris in the 1890’s and the Japanese influence in their work.

It was the marriage of colors and influences; on LOUIS VUITTON’s side the influence of Les Nabis on the MONOGRAM; on my side, being very French but also looking at something very Japanese and embracing my signature – the red sole – the idea of red lacquer. Of course, I had to have my red touch! 

Fashion: FASHION | PUMA X HOH

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 15 Oct 2014 - 11:55 am
  • PUMA x HOH basket classic lo, Velvet Sneaker, R1 699, AVAILABLE AT PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.
  • PUMA x HOH basket classic lo, Velvet Sneaker, R1 699, AVAILABLE AT PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.
  • PUMA x HOH basket classic lo, Velvet Sneaker, R1 699, AVAILABLE AT PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.

THE VELVET SNEAKER

One of our favourite pieces in the collaboration between PUMA and cult British luxury lifestyle brand House of Hackney, originally an interiors label founded by Hackney husband and wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley, is the reinterpretation of the iconic Basket Classic Lo sneaker rendered in velvet.

In this unique collaboration patterns and prints are combined effortlessly with elegant material choices including soft velvet, Jacquard and leathers, and applied to footwear and apparel, as classic PUMA sneakers like the Basket and Trinomic R698 receive heel-to-toe makeovers.

Dare we venture to call it the “velvet-slipper” for the street cred urbanite? We think so!

Living: LIVING | DARKHORSE

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 9 Oct 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Visit www.dark-horse.co.za to view further collections
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at www.dark-horse.co.za
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at www.dark-horse.co.za

THE WOVEN ROPE STOOL

The modern lines and framework, completed with woven rope seating, make the Dark Horse Rope Stool a stylish addition to any man’s home. Whether you’re looking for table seating, kitchen counter or bar stools, this elegant yet masculine design will enhance your space. Our favourite?  The “all-black “collection featured here. 

Dark Horse was founded by talented, local interior design and architecture duo, Lise du Plessis and Jarrad Nelson in 2011. See more of their work at www.dark-horse.co.za

Grooming: BEDROOM & BODY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 9 Oct 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Photograph: Byron Keulemans | Model: Joe Weir
  • Keep your linen fresh. Hair products like waxes and gels can muck up your pillows. A spritz of pillow mist will do the trick.
    Relaxing Pillow Mist, 100ml, R310, L’OCCITANE Contains the essential oils of bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium.
    Shop now
  • Don't scent your nether regions. Good old-fashioned soap and water is just fine. You don't want your partner thinking you’re attempting to hide something.
    Aēsop Cleansing Slab, R290, LOADING BAY This low-foaming, vegetable-based soap, with just a hint of Tahitian Lime is non-drying, pH-balanced and free of synthetic fragrances.
  • Smelly feet, crusty calluses and ugly toenails are a big turn-off and not likely to inspire any footsie-footsie. Give your feet an overhaul regularly. Treat yourself to a professional peddie or give your feet an overhaul at home.
    Tweezerman Essential Grooming Kit R495, Dis-Chem Pharmacies Packed in a convenient, sturdy storage case, this kit provides head to toe grooming with it’s precise stainless steel tools. Executive Pedicure 60 min, R260, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men www.glasshousemen.com
  • If your partner likes it a little rough they’re likely not referring to your hands. Make sure you keep your nails short and filed and your hands moisturised.
    Shea Butter Hand Cream, 150ml, R330, L’Occitane Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. Rapidly absorbed to leave no oily traces.
    Shop now
  • Bacne. We get that most men are prone to the odd zit or festering ingrown hair, but bacne can be a real passion killer. Exfoliate regularly and use grease-busting body washes
    Verbena Body Salt Scrub, 400g, R495, L’Occitane Salts from the Mediterranean Sea combined with extracts of verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree in a luxurious exfoliating body scrub.
    Shop now

PILLOW TALK

Your hard work at the gym has paid off, you’ve mastered your charming smile, you’ve upped your style ante and finally you’ve plucked up the courage to seduce the hottie you’ve been pursuing for weeks. And while clothes may make the man and muscles the conqueror, good grooming makes the lover. So may we suggest you take note of the following grooming tips and make sure your pillow talk doesn’t turn into awkward small talk. 

Use this checklist and seduce with success. 

Grooming: SKINCARE | TATTOOS

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 23 Sep 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • SHANE "THE PIRATE" BURNELL | PHOTOGRAPH DYLAN KRUGER
    Follow Shane "The Pirate" Burnell on Instagram & Twitter @ShaneThePirate
  • Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm R74.99 for 40ml.
    Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and selected pharmacies nationwide

TIP FOR TATT

Getting inked is pretty cool, but waking up with a tattoo depicting markings from a tribe you don’t belong to, or worse yet, the name of a shag after a big night partying, is needless to say, not cool. If you plan on getting a tattoo soon consider it carefully. There’s more to it than just enduring the pain (or pleasure) – you’ll need to treat it, particularly during the healing phase. There’s nothing sexy about a mass of festering scabs.

Equip yourself with Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm: the ‘duct tape of dermatology’. It’s a multi-purpose ointment clinically proven to accelerate the skin’s own regeneration process. It promotes healing and reduces crusting and irritation to restore healthy-looking skin.

eDition: Skagen | eDition #5

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 19 Sep 2014 - 1:18 pm

EBB & FLOW

The seaside village of Skagen in Denmark attracts many with its simple and peaceful way of life. It is no surprise then that Skagen, a contemporary lifestyle brand, is rooted in simplicity. Combining the inspiration of timeless Danish craftsmanship with thoughtful innovation, Skagen creates High-Quality products that are both functional and elegant.

See the Skagen story, Ebb & Flow, here. 

Advocates: Rusty Beukes | Jeff Koons

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 28 Aug 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas; 111 3⁄8 × 131 in. (282.9 × 332.7cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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Regarded as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the postwar era, Jeff Koons, is having his first major museum presentation in New York at the Whitney Museum of Art. His elevation of kitsch and the appropriation of tacky images and objects culled from popular culture contributed to his unexpected and swift rise to the top of the art world. He is also the 1st artist to almost fill the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building.

If you happen to find yourself in New York, this is an exhibition you should definitely pay a visit, if not, see more of his work HERE. 

Advocates: PIERS BUCKLE | FEE BROTHERS

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • fee brothers bitters available from tops at spar
Piers Buckle - Creative Director
Style Advocate since November 2013
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As winter draws its sorry ass to a close I look forward to summer. As does my liver, pummelled for the bulk of the citrus season with my favourite posprandial tipple – the old fashioned.
Recipes vary but the usual suspects are Bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, ice and bitters. The bourbon is easy – Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve or Knob Creek but rather than reaching for the ‘go to’ Angostura try Fee Brothers.

I discovered it at an upstate New York distillery, but couldn’t find it in SA. As luck would have it I recently spotted it in Spar liquor store. It’ll work with your drink not against it. Trust me. Try it.