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The Dior Book Tote With Palm Trees
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The Dior Book Tote With Palm Trees

Accessories This season, the essential Dior Book Tote comes adorned with the Dior Palms motif, a reinterpretation of the signature toile de Jouy motif in a vegetal version designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Emblems of elegance, dazzling palm trees sublimate this iconic bag punctuated by the name “Christian Dior,” blending together in shades of soft and vibrant blue. Crafted in Italy using exceptional artisanal techniques, this colorful accessory also features traditional Ikat Endek fabrics from Bali, Indonesia. The fruit of the House’s virtuoso savoir-faire, this essential completes a sophisticated summer look, like an invitation to travel. This season, the essential Dior Book Tote comes adorned with the Dior Palms motif, a reinterpretation of the signature toile de Jouy motif in a vegetal version designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Emblems of elegance, dazzling palm trees sublimate this iconic bag punctuated by the name “Christian Dior,” blending together in shades of soft and vibrant blue. Crafted in Italy using exceptional artisanal techniques, this colorful accessory also features traditional Ikat Endek fabrics from Bali, Indonesia. The fruit of the House’s virtuoso savoir-faire, this essential completes a sophisticated summer look, like an invitation to travel.

Montblanc 1858  presents "A New Gold is born"
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Montblanc 1858 presents "A New Gold is born"

Watches Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch. Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch.

SPRING-SUMMER 2021 RUNWAY DISCOVER THE FILM IMAGINED BY (LA)HORDE FOR ISABEL MARANT
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SPRING-SUMMER 2021 RUNWAY DISCOVER THE FILM IMAGINED BY (LA)HORDE FOR ISABEL MARANT

Fashion Around the Pol Bury’s fountains in Paris, nothing is like it used to be. Isabel Marant decided to get rid of the tent and stands and take a step into the adjoining garden to focus on the essential.     The models walk unperturbed while a swarm of bodies is unleashed around them. Speeding, carrying each other, losing their balance, the bodies convey the urgency to adapt to a world that is tipping over. A transformation of energies takes place in order to bring us movement, energy, light and joy.     The film imagined by (LA)HORDE for Isabel Marant is intended to capture the energy and experience shared with the audience during a live show. This moment of jubilation and liberation of the body makes even more sense today in a world that has not yet reopened, and where dance has still not found its place.   Isabel Marant’s invitation to the dancers still resonates in our bodies and souls, like a reminiscence of a future we hope is near!     Please find below the link to the YouTube video of the SS21 Show by (LA)HORDE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKzObCvs198 Around the Pol Bury’s fountains in Paris, nothing is like it used to be. Isabel Marant decided to get rid of the tent and stands and take a step into the adjoining garden to focus on the essential.     The models walk unperturbed while a swarm of bodies is unleashed around them. Speeding, carrying each other, losing their balance, the bodies convey the urgency to adapt to a world that is tipping over. A transformation of energies takes place in order to bring us movement, energy, light and joy.     The film imagined by (LA)HORDE for Isabel Marant is intended to capture the energy and experience shared with the audience during a live show. This moment of jubilation and liberation of the body makes even more sense today in a world that has not yet reopened, and where dance has still not found its place.   Isabel Marant’s invitation to the dancers still resonates in our bodies and souls, like a reminiscence of a future we hope is near!     Please find below the link to the YouTube video of the SS21 Show by (LA)HORDE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKzObCvs198

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LANVIN PRESENTS THE NEW Spring & Summer 2021 EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN STARRING PARIS HILTON
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LANVIN PRESENTS THE NEW Spring & Summer 2021 EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN STARRING PARIS HILTON

Accessories Luxurious and vintage-inspired details characterize the new Lanvin sunglass design included in the Spring/Summer 2021 advertising campaign featuring Paris Hilton, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.      This sophisticated frame fuses modern finishes with a 1980’s inspired aesthetic. Details on the thick temples highlight the emblem of the French Maison, the mother and child gold plaque. The emblem represents the special bond between Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite, and is featured in jewelry, accessories and ready-to-wear items in Lanvin collections.     Part of the Yu Garden collection, the frame explores the exchange between heritage and contemporary, using the past to invent the future. The collection reexamines the legacy of the Maison, its design archives and transcends Lanvin’s ideological meaning. A Lanvin eyewear chain attaches to the hollowed tips, adding a luxe feel to the bold, oversized silhouette.  Available in Black, Tortoiseshell, Green/Havana Green and Striped Red.   Please find below the link to the YouTube video of the SS21 Show by (LA)HORDE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKzObCvs198 Luxurious and vintage-inspired details characterize the new Lanvin sunglass design included in the Spring/Summer 2021 advertising campaign featuring Paris Hilton, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.      This sophisticated frame fuses modern finishes with a 1980’s inspired aesthetic. Details on the thick temples highlight the emblem of the French Maison, the mother and child gold plaque. The emblem represents the special bond between Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite, and is featured in jewelry, accessories and ready-to-wear items in Lanvin collections.     Part of the Yu Garden collection, the frame explores the exchange between heritage and contemporary, using the past to invent the future. The collection reexamines the legacy of the Maison, its design archives and transcends Lanvin’s ideological meaning. A Lanvin eyewear chain attaches to the hollowed tips, adding a luxe feel to the bold, oversized silhouette.  Available in Black, Tortoiseshell, Green/Havana Green and Striped Red.   Please find below the link to the YouTube video of the SS21 Show by (LA)HORDE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKzObCvs198

CHANEL PRESENTS COCO CRUSH THE ENCOUNTERS
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CHANEL PRESENTS COCO CRUSH THE ENCOUNTERS

Jewelry Some encounters you wear forever   A dazzling romance, an inspiring friendship, a heart-stopping design... The many encounters that intersected Gabrielle Chanel’s life nourished her creations and marked her destiny.   Inspired by the repeating lines of the quilted motif, the COCO CRUSH collection embodies these determining encounters—strength and delicacy, simplicity and density, roundness and rigor. Traced in gold, clean-cut incisions crisscross on a soft, rounded surface and recreate the quilted pattern, an emblem of the House since 1955.   In BEIGE GOLD, white gold or yellow gold, all set with diamonds, pieces from the collection are hand-polished to perfectly reflect light.     COCO CRUSH TOI ET MOI rings   CHANEL reinvents the Toi et Moi ring style. Instead of a single ring set with 2 stones, this new design features 2 lines that meet like 2 destinies. Two distinct trajectories that intertwine, symbolizing love and liberation.   The “C” shape of the ring’s profile signifies its allure. The “C” for CRUSH, the “C” for COCO, the “C” for CHANEL.   The small COCO CRUSH TOI ET MOI rings are available in BEIGE GOLD and in white gold and BEIGE GOLD, each set with 2 diamonds. The large ring is available in white gold and BEIGE GOLD set with 8 diamonds.     #COCOCRUSH #CHANELFineJewelry #SomeEncountersYouWearForever Some encounters you wear forever   A dazzling romance, an inspiring friendship, a heart-stopping design... The many encounters that intersected Gabrielle Chanel’s life nourished her creations and marked her destiny.   Inspired by the repeating lines of the quilted motif, the COCO CRUSH collection embodies these determining encounters—strength and delicacy, simplicity and density, roundness and rigor. Traced in gold, clean-cut incisions crisscross on a soft, rounded surface and recreate the quilted pattern, an emblem of the House since 1955.   In BEIGE GOLD, white gold or yellow gold, all set with diamonds, pieces from the collection are hand-polished to perfectly reflect light.     COCO CRUSH TOI ET MOI rings   CHANEL reinvents the Toi et Moi ring style. Instead of a single ring set with 2 stones, this new design features 2 lines that meet like 2 destinies. Two distinct trajectories that intertwine, symbolizing love and liberation.   The “C” shape of the ring’s profile signifies its allure. The “C” for CRUSH, the “C” for COCO, the “C” for CHANEL.   The small COCO CRUSH TOI ET MOI rings are available in BEIGE GOLD and in white gold and BEIGE GOLD, each set with 2 diamonds. The large ring is available in white gold and BEIGE GOLD set with 8 diamonds.     #COCOCRUSH #CHANELFineJewelry #SomeEncountersYouWearForever

Havaianas brings Spring’s most beautiful moment to you. SAKURA special collection launches with Tokyo’s fashion icon AMIAYA
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Havaianas brings Spring’s most beautiful moment to you. SAKURA special collection launches with Tokyo’s fashion icon AMIAYA

Accessories Sakura (or cherry blossoms) is known as one of the iconic flowers to mark the beginning of spring in many countries, especially in many Asian regions  like China, Japan and Taiwan. Sakura captivates and attracts local and international audiences to catch a glimpse of  its beauty within the short blooming period. Havaianas launches the Sakura special collection to celebrate the joy of spring.     In light of the pandemic and international travel restriction, Havaianas hopes to bring the sakura season with this beautiful collection printed with lovely flower petals to wherever you are, before everyone could travel once again to enjoy the full blooms of sakura trees. The slim styles are available in two colorways (ballet rose and ballet sky) using the transfer offset technique, adorned with a metallic pop up logo on blush gold straps. The sandals are 100% made in Brazil. To complete  the look, this collection also has an iconic street bag, semi-transparent made of silicon with digital printedadjustable straps.      To celebrate the launch of this collection, Havaianas  collaborates with Tokyo’s fashion icon, AMIAYA. The fashion influencer twins AMI and AYA (or together known as Amiaya) are taking over the world with their unique style and fashion styling. The duo started off with street snaps at Harajuku, and it’s hard to miss their signature hot pink bobs and matching eccentric styles. Havaianas collaborated with the twins for Tradi Zori’s launch in 2020.Ami (@amixxamiaya) and Aya (@ayaxxamiaya) have a total of 558k Instagram followers     Inspired by the Japanese traditional footwear for Kimono - ‘Zori’, AMIAYA brings the sandals into modern city life and the streets of urban Tokyo. The shooting took place in ASAKUSA by photographer Kisshomaru Shimamura, who is up and rising in the industry.     To bring you the most authentic hanami (Japan’s traditional custom to enjoy the transient beauty of sakura flower) experience, Havaianas offers an Instagram filter with augmented reality (AR) technology to provide an immersive experience to online users Sakura (or cherry blossoms) is known as one of the iconic flowers to mark the beginning of spring in many countries, especially in many Asian regions  like China, Japan and Taiwan. Sakura captivates and attracts local and international audiences to catch a glimpse of  its beauty within the short blooming period. Havaianas launches the Sakura special collection to celebrate the joy of spring.     In light of the pandemic and international travel restriction, Havaianas hopes to bring the sakura season with this beautiful collection printed with lovely flower petals to wherever you are, before everyone could travel once again to enjoy the full blooms of sakura trees. The slim styles are available in two colorways (ballet rose and ballet sky) using the transfer offset technique, adorned with a metallic pop up logo on blush gold straps. The sandals are 100% made in Brazil. To complete  the look, this collection also has an iconic street bag, semi-transparent made of silicon with digital printedadjustable straps.      To celebrate the launch of this collection, Havaianas  collaborates with Tokyo’s fashion icon, AMIAYA. The fashion influencer twins AMI and AYA (or together known as Amiaya) are taking over the world with their unique style and fashion styling. The duo started off with street snaps at Harajuku, and it’s hard to miss their signature hot pink bobs and matching eccentric styles. Havaianas collaborated with the twins for Tradi Zori’s launch in 2020.Ami (@amixxamiaya) and Aya (@ayaxxamiaya) have a total of 558k Instagram followers     Inspired by the Japanese traditional footwear for Kimono - ‘Zori’, AMIAYA brings the sandals into modern city life and the streets of urban Tokyo. The shooting took place in ASAKUSA by photographer Kisshomaru Shimamura, who is up and rising in the industry.     To bring you the most authentic hanami (Japan’s traditional custom to enjoy the transient beauty of sakura flower) experience, Havaianas offers an Instagram filter with augmented reality (AR) technology to provide an immersive experience to online users

Iris van Herpen, the creative direction duo Maria Bodil and the creative studio Post Neon debut collaboration by unveiling the photo-based series ‘Symbiosis’
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Iris van Herpen, the creative direction duo Maria Bodil and the creative studio Post Neon debut collaboration by unveiling the photo-based series ‘Symbiosis’

Fashion For the ‘Symbiosis’ series, Iris van Herpen, Maria Bodil and Post Neon reference the symbiotic relationship with nature by returning to the roots of our existence; the fungal network. The collaboration aims to visualise the miraculous lacery of interconnectedness from the fungi empire that weaves a dialogue between the terrestrial and the underworld.   The concept of the creation stems from the notion of symbiosis. In these rarefied times, an increasing number of people turn to the natural world, a place considered to be substantial and reliable.   The creative duo envisioned an ‘alternative reality’ in which nature and technology co-exist in harmony, nourishing each other in a sacred balancing act. The complex but elegant structures of mycelium network take centre stage in this alternate world. By exploring 3D generative shapes and textures, the creative studio Post Neon enhanced this utopian reality. Flourishing out of the surrealistic landscape, the models pose the questions: could technology and nature exist in a state of symbiosis?   This synergic collaboration comes as a natural evolution of Iris van Herpen’s multidisciplinary approach to the art of fashion and matches seamlessly with Maria Bodil’s practice of creating with leading designers. Maria Bodil is a new creative direction duo working at the intersection of photography, film and design. The duo consists of Lieve Maria Eek and Marthe Bodil Vos, Post Neon, a young creative studio based in Amsterdam, explored alternate realities, physical and non psychical spaces in the post-production of this series. For the ‘Symbiosis’ series, Iris van Herpen, Maria Bodil and Post Neon reference the symbiotic relationship with nature by returning to the roots of our existence; the fungal network. The collaboration aims to visualise the miraculous lacery of interconnectedness from the fungi empire that weaves a dialogue between the terrestrial and the underworld.   The concept of the creation stems from the notion of symbiosis. In these rarefied times, an increasing number of people turn to the natural world, a place considered to be substantial and reliable.   The creative duo envisioned an ‘alternative reality’ in which nature and technology co-exist in harmony, nourishing each other in a sacred balancing act. The complex but elegant structures of mycelium network take centre stage in this alternate world. By exploring 3D generative shapes and textures, the creative studio Post Neon enhanced this utopian reality. Flourishing out of the surrealistic landscape, the models pose the questions: could technology and nature exist in a state of symbiosis?   This synergic collaboration comes as a natural evolution of Iris van Herpen’s multidisciplinary approach to the art of fashion and matches seamlessly with Maria Bodil’s practice of creating with leading designers. Maria Bodil is a new creative direction duo working at the intersection of photography, film and design. The duo consists of Lieve Maria Eek and Marthe Bodil Vos, Post Neon, a young creative studio based in Amsterdam, explored alternate realities, physical and non psychical spaces in the post-production of this series.

SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN
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SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN

Jewelry THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.   THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.  

Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially opened
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Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially opened

Fashion Today the doors of Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially open. A unique, fully covered shopping and experience mall of 117,000m² with a four-star service level. In this way, Westfield gives entrepreneurs the space to start selling safely under the current circumstances and in accordance with the applicable guidelines. The planned festivities will be postponed to a later time, when the restaurants, cinema and other leisure activities can also be opened. Westfield is the first comprehensive shopping experience of this size in the Netherlands.       Westfield Mall of The Netherlands is a unique, innovative shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment destination in the heart of the conurbation, Leidschendam. From brunch to shopping, from a movie to extensive dining, experience is central at this mall. Completely different from other shopping centers in the Netherlands, partly due to the arrival of various flagship stores, the high-quality architecture, distinctive catering establishments, special events and a wide range of leisure. Experience is key at Westfield, so everybody sat around the table with all the retailers to create a unique experience within the Mall.     The Gallery is also a completely new concept for the Netherlands, where visitors can find an attractive and unexpected mix of designer and lifestyle brands such as Ace & Tate, Skins Cosmetics, Smaak Amsterdam and Miccy's Jewelz on 3,000 m². Ranging from a special selection of boutiques, lifestyle shops, coffee shops and pop-up stores, this revolutionary concept in the Dutch retail world makes it possible to create the intimate atmosphere desired by consumers. A modern reinterpretation of a classic shopping street.       The fact that Westfield Mall of the Netherlands offers a wide range of flavors is also reflected in the F&B range. The brand new Eat Theater features a mix of local and well-known eateries. In addition to spacious seating, good coffee and kiosks, ten restaurants are also located, including The Butcher and pizza hotspot Toni Loco. The prominent centerpiece of the dining and entertainment space is the elegant gold hanging decorations, which create an enchanting centerpiece. The thirty golden curtains consist of no less than 12,251,200 links and have a total surface of 3,020 m2. In other words, a 235 km long chain, approximately the distance between The Hague and Maastricht.   In addition to the impressive Eat Theater, the Mall also contains the regional destination for daily groceries thanks to the Fresh! food market. You can also find bakery at Robèrt by master Patissier and Master Boulanger Robèrt van Beckhoven, known from 'Heel Holland Bakt', , and many others here. The heart of Fresh! is the special kitchen in which famous chefs will soon give cooking workshops. The chefs work with seasonal products from the entrepreneurs in Fresh! to inspire visitors in a culinary way. The refrigerated lockers for groceries characterize Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, which is fully equipped.       Westfield Mall of the Netherlands is a place that is part of the local community. A place where people want to spend time, come together, seek connection, discover new experiences and above all enjoy. With a huge Kinepolis cinema, O'Leary's with bowling, Gamestate arcade hall and the Instagram museum Youseum under one roof, Westfield Mall of the Netherlands really offers an exceptional location in the Netherlands. The restaurants and leisure destinations will open as soon as the measures allow.   “We are extremely proud that we can support our retailers in these difficult times by opening our doors. A grand opening with all our 280 hotspots is not possible unfortunately , but we hope we can have one later in this year, ”said Bart van Twillert, Country Manager The Netherlands.   Although Westfield is a diverse destination in retailers, catering and leisure, the design concept is based on the idea of ​​one movement, one design, one identity. This is reflected in the Mall's impressive interior and exterior, designed by MVSA Architects under the direction of Roberto Meyer. For example, the facade is inspired by a voile, a silk scarf, which is draped smoothly over the building like a second skin. The shape of this voile is the starting point for a spectacular facade design that brings the new and existing buildings together.   Westfield is the only global B2B and B2C brand for retail, leisure, entertainment and hospitality destinations. With the opening in the Netherlands, it has eleven centers in continental Europe. Ten centers have already been opened in France, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic. Today the doors of Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially open. A unique, fully covered shopping and experience mall of 117,000m² with a four-star service level. In this way, Westfield gives entrepreneurs the space to start selling safely under the current circumstances and in accordance with the applicable guidelines. The planned festivities will be postponed to a later time, when the restaurants, cinema and other leisure activities can also be opened. Westfield is the first comprehensive shopping experience of this size in the Netherlands.       Westfield Mall of The Netherlands is a unique, innovative shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment destination in the heart of the conurbation, Leidschendam. From brunch to shopping, from a movie to extensive dining, experience is central at this mall. Completely different from other shopping centers in the Netherlands, partly due to the arrival of various flagship stores, the high-quality architecture, distinctive catering establishments, special events and a wide range of leisure. Experience is key at Westfield, so everybody sat around the table with all the retailers to create a unique experience within the Mall.     The Gallery is also a completely new concept for the Netherlands, where visitors can find an attractive and unexpected mix of designer and lifestyle brands such as Ace & Tate, Skins Cosmetics, Smaak Amsterdam and Miccy's Jewelz on 3,000 m². Ranging from a special selection of boutiques, lifestyle shops, coffee shops and pop-up stores, this revolutionary concept in the Dutch retail world makes it possible to create the intimate atmosphere desired by consumers. A modern reinterpretation of a classic shopping street.       The fact that Westfield Mall of the Netherlands offers a wide range of flavors is also reflected in the F&B range. The brand new Eat Theater features a mix of local and well-known eateries. In addition to spacious seating, good coffee and kiosks, ten restaurants are also located, including The Butcher and pizza hotspot Toni Loco. The prominent centerpiece of the dining and entertainment space is the elegant gold hanging decorations, which create an enchanting centerpiece. The thirty golden curtains consist of no less than 12,251,200 links and have a total surface of 3,020 m2. In other words, a 235 km long chain, approximately the distance between The Hague and Maastricht.   In addition to the impressive Eat Theater, the Mall also contains the regional destination for daily groceries thanks to the Fresh! food market. You can also find bakery at Robèrt by master Patissier and Master Boulanger Robèrt van Beckhoven, known from 'Heel Holland Bakt', , and many others here. The heart of Fresh! is the special kitchen in which famous chefs will soon give cooking workshops. The chefs work with seasonal products from the entrepreneurs in Fresh! to inspire visitors in a culinary way. The refrigerated lockers for groceries characterize Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, which is fully equipped.       Westfield Mall of the Netherlands is a place that is part of the local community. A place where people want to spend time, come together, seek connection, discover new experiences and above all enjoy. With a huge Kinepolis cinema, O'Leary's with bowling, Gamestate arcade hall and the Instagram museum Youseum under one roof, Westfield Mall of the Netherlands really offers an exceptional location in the Netherlands. The restaurants and leisure destinations will open as soon as the measures allow.   “We are extremely proud that we can support our retailers in these difficult times by opening our doors. A grand opening with all our 280 hotspots is not possible unfortunately , but we hope we can have one later in this year, ”said Bart van Twillert, Country Manager The Netherlands.   Although Westfield is a diverse destination in retailers, catering and leisure, the design concept is based on the idea of ​​one movement, one design, one identity. This is reflected in the Mall's impressive interior and exterior, designed by MVSA Architects under the direction of Roberto Meyer. For example, the facade is inspired by a voile, a silk scarf, which is draped smoothly over the building like a second skin. The shape of this voile is the starting point for a spectacular facade design that brings the new and existing buildings together.   Westfield is the only global B2B and B2C brand for retail, leisure, entertainment and hospitality destinations. With the opening in the Netherlands, it has eleven centers in continental Europe. Ten centers have already been opened in France, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Alexander McQueen presents Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Eyewear
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Alexander McQueen presents Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Eyewear

Accessories First seen in the Spring/Summer 2021 pre collection, the Selvedge sunglasses are characterised by a bilayer acetate structure on the temples and nished with a contrast Alexander McQueen logo. These sunglasses are inspired by the house’s Selvedge accessories. With sharp edges and a cat-eye shape, they are available in black, dark havana, black with red contrast details and burgundy with pink contrast details.       First seen in the Spring/Summer 2021 pre collection, the Selvedge sunglasses are characterised by a bilayer acetate structure on the temples and nished with a contrast Alexander McQueen logo. These sunglasses are inspired by the house’s Selvedge accessories. With sharp edges and a cat-eye shape, they are available in black, dark havana, black with red contrast details and burgundy with pink contrast details.      

BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK
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BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK

Fashion On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness. On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness.

Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss
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Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss

Gadgets New research conducted by Samsung Medical Center suggests Galaxy Buds Pro could assist those with hearing impairments to better engage in conversations.     Samsung Electronics today revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings.   The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Center, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung has been working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center for over 10 years, focusing on the impact mobile devices can have on hearing and researching new ways to optimize sound experiences for users. This latest research marks an important next step in Samsung’s ongoing commitment to collaborating on pioneering innovations that benefit people in their everyday lives.   The study assessed the efficacy of a hearing aid, a personal sound amplification product, and Galaxy Buds Pro. According to the authors, no other study has yet included true wireless earbuds when evaluating the clinical performance of hearing devices. The study is the first to demonstrate the potential benefit of true wireless earbuds for individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments and has the potential to improve the lives of 1.5 billion people globally who are currently living with some degree of hearing loss.1   “With rapidly aging populations it’s expected that, by 2050, one in ten people will have hearing loss1. But while hearing aids are useful for managing hearing impairments, uptake remains relatively low, mainly due to the high price,” said Il Joon Moon, Associate Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Samsung Medical Center. “The initial study findings are very promising and encourage people to discover alternative devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, that can support them in their day to day lives.”   Galaxy Buds Pro, the hearing aid, and the personal sound amplification product underwent three key tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation.     Electroacoustic Assessment   First, the electroacoustic characteristics of each device were assessed to see if they met the key performance criteria for hearing aids: output sound pressure level, frequency range, equivalent input noise, and total harmonic distortion. The results revealed that Galaxy Buds Pro met each of these four criteria, indicating that they show comparable performance to hearing aids.     Sound Amplification Evaluation   Then, a sound amplification evaluation was performed to examine if the devices adequately boosted sound. Each device was tested at seven different frequencies, and all showed an appropriate level of amplification.     Clinical Performance Evaluation   Finally, a clinical performance evaluation investigated changes in individuals’ hearing levels both with and without the devices, and their ability to recognize words and sentences. Participants had mild to moderate hearing loss, with a median age of 63 years. Statistical significance was observed at 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz and 6,000Hz, meaning Galaxy Buds Pro sufficiently amplified sound at the three frequencies of speech pitches. Furthermore, in total, over 57 percent of the participants reported that Galaxy Buds Pro were able to help them communicate in a quiet environment.   It was also discovered that, when wearing Galaxy Buds Pro, individuals were able to understand spoken words better–the results found statistically significant improvement in performance for the three devices compared to that in the unaided condition (Figure). This suggests that along with hearing aids and personal sound amplification products, Galaxy Buds Pro could potentially provide communicative benefit for individuals with hearing loss, and especially for those with mild and moderate loss.   As we develop new products and services, we are mindful of how our technology can help people to defy barriers and do more,” says Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “These findings reflect our ongoing commitment to creating innovations that enable everyone to better enjoy everyday experiences, and we plan to extend the test to more participants in the coming months.”   Galaxy Buds Pro feature Ambient Sound, which can amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels and, with four levels to choose from, users are able to adjust and customize how they experience sound according to their needs.   To read the full study, please visit: https://www.e-ceo.org/journal/view.php?number=783. For more information about Galaxy Buds Pro, please visit: www.samsung.com/galaxy-buds-pro. New research conducted by Samsung Medical Center suggests Galaxy Buds Pro could assist those with hearing impairments to better engage in conversations.     Samsung Electronics today revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings.   The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Center, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung has been working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center for over 10 years, focusing on the impact mobile devices can have on hearing and researching new ways to optimize sound experiences for users. This latest research marks an important next step in Samsung’s ongoing commitment to collaborating on pioneering innovations that benefit people in their everyday lives.   The study assessed the efficacy of a hearing aid, a personal sound amplification product, and Galaxy Buds Pro. According to the authors, no other study has yet included true wireless earbuds when evaluating the clinical performance of hearing devices. The study is the first to demonstrate the potential benefit of true wireless earbuds for individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments and has the potential to improve the lives of 1.5 billion people globally who are currently living with some degree of hearing loss.1   “With rapidly aging populations it’s expected that, by 2050, one in ten people will have hearing loss1. But while hearing aids are useful for managing hearing impairments, uptake remains relatively low, mainly due to the high price,” said Il Joon Moon, Associate Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Samsung Medical Center. “The initial study findings are very promising and encourage people to discover alternative devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, that can support them in their day to day lives.”   Galaxy Buds Pro, the hearing aid, and the personal sound amplification product underwent three key tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation.     Electroacoustic Assessment   First, the electroacoustic characteristics of each device were assessed to see if they met the key performance criteria for hearing aids: output sound pressure level, frequency range, equivalent input noise, and total harmonic distortion. The results revealed that Galaxy Buds Pro met each of these four criteria, indicating that they show comparable performance to hearing aids.     Sound Amplification Evaluation   Then, a sound amplification evaluation was performed to examine if the devices adequately boosted sound. Each device was tested at seven different frequencies, and all showed an appropriate level of amplification.     Clinical Performance Evaluation   Finally, a clinical performance evaluation investigated changes in individuals’ hearing levels both with and without the devices, and their ability to recognize words and sentences. Participants had mild to moderate hearing loss, with a median age of 63 years. Statistical significance was observed at 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz and 6,000Hz, meaning Galaxy Buds Pro sufficiently amplified sound at the three frequencies of speech pitches. Furthermore, in total, over 57 percent of the participants reported that Galaxy Buds Pro were able to help them communicate in a quiet environment.   It was also discovered that, when wearing Galaxy Buds Pro, individuals were able to understand spoken words better–the results found statistically significant improvement in performance for the three devices compared to that in the unaided condition (Figure). This suggests that along with hearing aids and personal sound amplification products, Galaxy Buds Pro could potentially provide communicative benefit for individuals with hearing loss, and especially for those with mild and moderate loss.   As we develop new products and services, we are mindful of how our technology can help people to defy barriers and do more,” says Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “These findings reflect our ongoing commitment to creating innovations that enable everyone to better enjoy everyday experiences, and we plan to extend the test to more participants in the coming months.”   Galaxy Buds Pro feature Ambient Sound, which can amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels and, with four levels to choose from, users are able to adjust and customize how they experience sound according to their needs.   To read the full study, please visit: https://www.e-ceo.org/journal/view.php?number=783. For more information about Galaxy Buds Pro, please visit: www.samsung.com/galaxy-buds-pro.

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