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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BREITLING’S CHRONOMAT FOR WOMEN
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BREITLING’S CHRONOMAT FOR WOMEN

Watches Lights, camera, double debut: we’re thrilled to present Breitling’s new Spotlight Squad as we launch our line of Chronomat 36 and 32 watches – for women of purpose, action, and style.     “Our inspiration for this new collection is the Breitling woman herself, as represented in our #SQUADONAMISSION campaign: a woman of purpose, action, and style who’s at the top of her game,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern.     Some people have mastered the art of not only shining in the spotlight, but also shining their light on others and inspiring change in the world. Three of them are on our Spotlight Squad: Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen. These extraordinary entertainers are at the top of their game, and have shattered the stereo­ types clinging to their gender and respective fields. Originally from South Africa, Oscar­winner Charlize Theron has proven her versatility in numerous roles and genres. In 2004, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress after playing a serial killer in Monster. In 2019, she starred in and co­produced the dramaBombshell, for which she was nominated for another Academy Award. In 2007, dancer Misty Copeland was only the second African­American woman to be promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT); in 2015, she was the first African­American woman to become a princi­ pal dancer. That year, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Chinese TV and film actress Yao Chen has won many awards, including the Audience Choice category of China’s Golden Eagle Award (2010) and Best Actress at the Busan International Film Festival (2016, Asian Content). In 2019, she won the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Far East Film Festival.     A Passion for More:   In addition to excelling on screen and on stage, these three are not afraid to take control of their own story­ lines while trying to improve the lives of others. Indeed, they form a tenacious squad of women who stand up for their beliefs and the issues closest to their hearts. Breitling CEO Georges Kern adds: “Who better than Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen to turn the spotlight on major global causes as they redefine what it means to be a strong woman? Three leading stars known for being fierce and pushing boundaries. What binds them together is the Spotlight Squad and Breitling’s dedication to change, diversity, and reshap­ ing the world we live in.” “And now – dedicated to women – the new Chronomat 36 and 32 collection embodies flair, confidence, and an active lifestyle.”     Ready for any Mission:   With its commitment to core values and innovation, Breitling is also about pushing boundaries, whether it is high above the clouds, on the ground, or deep below the ocean waves. As versatile and attractive as the Spotlight Squad, its latest collection – the Chronomat 36 and 32 series – takes women wherever they want to go. Breitling’s first­ever Chronomat designed for women is suitable for any mission. While its roots are in the 1980s, this forward­looking timepiece is dedicated to innovative women of today who are reshaping atti­ tudes and challenging stereotypes. Sporty yet elegant, this modern­retro­inspired watch easily takes its wearer from business meeting to the beach – and everywhere in between. It symbolizes competence and effortless style.     Dutch Ambassadors:   Igone de Jongh trained at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and The Royal Ballet School in London. Subsequently, she is promoted to principal soloist at the age of 24. Trust, perseverance and optimism are her core values. Even when she ended up wrong at twelve with the risk of never being able to dance again, she has not given up on her dream. What followed was an impressive career, which, thanks to her unique way of movement, brought about packed houses and standing ovations.   “For me, time is being in the moment: honest, sincere. Train and practice until my coordination and timing are right - are one. Then you become weightless, as if time stood still. Moments that make everything worthwhile. ”     In addition to being an actress and film maker, Hanna Verboom is also a social entrepreneur. Hanna is the founder of Get It Done (2007), an organization that inspires and activates people to work for others. At the end of 2014, she founded Cinetree, an on-demand film platform that, together with experts, makes a selection of inspiring films and documentaries every month. In addition to her own businesses, Hanna is committed to local, sustainable brands and social initiatives. Big dreams, small steps, this is her entrepreneurial mantra.   “Time is everything, it's the one thing we can't hold on to. It's the one thing we can't control or buy. That is why I consciously choose to only do things that I really believe in. ”     Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing is an actress and singer. She starred in LOVE IS_, a series for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and in REALLY LOVE, for which she received a prestigious acting award at the American festival SXSW. Growth is the great motivator in her life. During the filming of the lead role in 'How expensive was the sugar', an impressive time arose in which she could use her great talent and learned the importance of gathering knowledge. She received a nomination for a Golden Calf for this role.   “For me, time is surrender, showing myself my most vulnerable side. Time is endless and has no beginning and no end. It's about how much you enjoyed something, with your heart, the purest compass. ” Lights, camera, double debut: we’re thrilled to present Breitling’s new Spotlight Squad as we launch our line of Chronomat 36 and 32 watches – for women of purpose, action, and style.     “Our inspiration for this new collection is the Breitling woman herself, as represented in our #SQUADONAMISSION campaign: a woman of purpose, action, and style who’s at the top of her game,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern.     Some people have mastered the art of not only shining in the spotlight, but also shining their light on others and inspiring change in the world. Three of them are on our Spotlight Squad: Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen. These extraordinary entertainers are at the top of their game, and have shattered the stereo­ types clinging to their gender and respective fields. Originally from South Africa, Oscar­winner Charlize Theron has proven her versatility in numerous roles and genres. In 2004, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress after playing a serial killer in Monster. In 2019, she starred in and co­produced the dramaBombshell, for which she was nominated for another Academy Award. In 2007, dancer Misty Copeland was only the second African­American woman to be promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT); in 2015, she was the first African­American woman to become a princi­ pal dancer. That year, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Chinese TV and film actress Yao Chen has won many awards, including the Audience Choice category of China’s Golden Eagle Award (2010) and Best Actress at the Busan International Film Festival (2016, Asian Content). In 2019, she won the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Far East Film Festival.     A Passion for More:   In addition to excelling on screen and on stage, these three are not afraid to take control of their own story­ lines while trying to improve the lives of others. Indeed, they form a tenacious squad of women who stand up for their beliefs and the issues closest to their hearts. Breitling CEO Georges Kern adds: “Who better than Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen to turn the spotlight on major global causes as they redefine what it means to be a strong woman? Three leading stars known for being fierce and pushing boundaries. What binds them together is the Spotlight Squad and Breitling’s dedication to change, diversity, and reshap­ ing the world we live in.” “And now – dedicated to women – the new Chronomat 36 and 32 collection embodies flair, confidence, and an active lifestyle.”     Ready for any Mission:   With its commitment to core values and innovation, Breitling is also about pushing boundaries, whether it is high above the clouds, on the ground, or deep below the ocean waves. As versatile and attractive as the Spotlight Squad, its latest collection – the Chronomat 36 and 32 series – takes women wherever they want to go. Breitling’s first­ever Chronomat designed for women is suitable for any mission. While its roots are in the 1980s, this forward­looking timepiece is dedicated to innovative women of today who are reshaping atti­ tudes and challenging stereotypes. Sporty yet elegant, this modern­retro­inspired watch easily takes its wearer from business meeting to the beach – and everywhere in between. It symbolizes competence and effortless style.     Dutch Ambassadors:   Igone de Jongh trained at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and The Royal Ballet School in London. Subsequently, she is promoted to principal soloist at the age of 24. Trust, perseverance and optimism are her core values. Even when she ended up wrong at twelve with the risk of never being able to dance again, she has not given up on her dream. What followed was an impressive career, which, thanks to her unique way of movement, brought about packed houses and standing ovations.   “For me, time is being in the moment: honest, sincere. Train and practice until my coordination and timing are right - are one. Then you become weightless, as if time stood still. Moments that make everything worthwhile. ”     In addition to being an actress and film maker, Hanna Verboom is also a social entrepreneur. Hanna is the founder of Get It Done (2007), an organization that inspires and activates people to work for others. At the end of 2014, she founded Cinetree, an on-demand film platform that, together with experts, makes a selection of inspiring films and documentaries every month. In addition to her own businesses, Hanna is committed to local, sustainable brands and social initiatives. Big dreams, small steps, this is her entrepreneurial mantra.   “Time is everything, it's the one thing we can't hold on to. It's the one thing we can't control or buy. That is why I consciously choose to only do things that I really believe in. ”     Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing is an actress and singer. She starred in LOVE IS_, a series for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and in REALLY LOVE, for which she received a prestigious acting award at the American festival SXSW. Growth is the great motivator in her life. During the filming of the lead role in 'How expensive was the sugar', an impressive time arose in which she could use her great talent and learned the importance of gathering knowledge. She received a nomination for a Golden Calf for this role.   “For me, time is surrender, showing myself my most vulnerable side. Time is endless and has no beginning and no end. It's about how much you enjoyed something, with your heart, the purest compass. ”

SALLE PRIVÉE launches “CODE”
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches “CODE”

Beauty CODE is an aesthetic design for all senses, designed to take a 12 ml (travel size) perfume well protected and in a stylish way everywhere.   The design designed by Patrick Munsters is inspired by the geometric shapes of the SALLE PRIVÉE logo. The name “CODE” refers to “symbol language”, codes used to communicate. It's also related to the repetition in the item, the circles in the squares, the almost mathematical geometric appearance.   The aluminum design invites you to click the perfume bottle through the holder over and over again, an addictive movement. The precision and craftsmanship of the product made in a Dutch studio create a perfume holder that has not been seen before. It works without a cap and thus only serves as a holder, so that it can simultaneously serve as an elegant display in the bathroom, on a desk or on a sideboard.     Two fragrances are available with the holder:   - LE TEMPS PERDU: A seductive and addictive Eau de Parfum. The fragrance has a layered, minimalist composition and refers to the most important work of writer Marcel Proust, a novel in which he focuses on the role of memory (and the influence of smell on it).    - CONCORDE: The fragrance pays homage to the world's first and - to date - only supersonic passenger jet, a technological feat far ahead of its time. Concorde became the ultimate symbol of the jet-set lifestyle. The perfume pays homage to the glamor of the 1970s jet set. A powerful, intense fragrance with an intriguing temperament that will turn heads.      SALLE PRIVES CODE is available in three versions: a 12ml double set with Concorde, a 12ml double set with Le Temps Perdu, and a set with both fragrances. Price (2 x 12 ml + CODE): € 98. CODE is an aesthetic design for all senses, designed to take a 12 ml (travel size) perfume well protected and in a stylish way everywhere.   The design designed by Patrick Munsters is inspired by the geometric shapes of the SALLE PRIVÉE logo. The name “CODE” refers to “symbol language”, codes used to communicate. It's also related to the repetition in the item, the circles in the squares, the almost mathematical geometric appearance.   The aluminum design invites you to click the perfume bottle through the holder over and over again, an addictive movement. The precision and craftsmanship of the product made in a Dutch studio create a perfume holder that has not been seen before. It works without a cap and thus only serves as a holder, so that it can simultaneously serve as an elegant display in the bathroom, on a desk or on a sideboard.     Two fragrances are available with the holder:   - LE TEMPS PERDU: A seductive and addictive Eau de Parfum. The fragrance has a layered, minimalist composition and refers to the most important work of writer Marcel Proust, a novel in which he focuses on the role of memory (and the influence of smell on it).    - CONCORDE: The fragrance pays homage to the world's first and - to date - only supersonic passenger jet, a technological feat far ahead of its time. Concorde became the ultimate symbol of the jet-set lifestyle. The perfume pays homage to the glamor of the 1970s jet set. A powerful, intense fragrance with an intriguing temperament that will turn heads.      SALLE PRIVES CODE is available in three versions: a 12ml double set with Concorde, a 12ml double set with Le Temps Perdu, and a set with both fragrances. Price (2 x 12 ml + CODE): € 98.

Louis Vuitton reveals its new brand campaign
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Louis Vuitton reveals its new brand campaign

Fashion Louis Vuitton reveals its new brand campaign, a perennial voyage transcending the times, an emotional journey across landscapes and borders, an innocent curiosity for what lies both beyond and within. At Louis Vuitton, travel goes beyond discovering a physical destination, it is equally a process of self-discovery, a personal journey. Through an entirely local production team, dreamlike settings photographed by Viviane Sassen come to life as the core values of the House are translated into imagery: the Art of Travel, dreams and escapism, transmission from generation to generation, and continuous optimism.   Imagination takes flight to Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, an island of light and darkness with mesmerising landscapes. Through contrasting scenery, from the island’s southern black sand beaches and mystical peninsulas to the northern dramatic glacier lakes and small lava caves, children appear, as if in a reverie. Beds of ice and snow lay softly on background plains, with shy rays of light daring their way through the misty skies. The high standing mountains mirror themselves in the infinite pool of water, calmly sectioning off colours of blue and grey.   The inner child is set free towards a dream, gazing upon the bright future with a sense of innocence and joy. And as in a child’s world, anything is possible: hat boxes become musical tambourines, Alzer trunks magically morph into an Eiffel Tower, the surreal sized keys to trunk locks parade along the island’s coastline. A sense of freedom with the lightness of tomorrow, a voyage to a land within.   Photographer Viviane Sassen takes her lens on an emotional journey beyond Iceland’s ethereal landscapes for the House’s 2020 brand campaign. Icelandic school children venture across the island’s impressive nature, playfully exploring the horizons of the island. Since the 1980s, globetrotting photographers have captured the iconic Monogram and galleries of personality portraits in everchanging scenery, shot in unexpected corners of the world, each artist creating powerful imagery still relevant today.     Louis Vuitton reveals its new brand campaign, a perennial voyage transcending the times, an emotional journey across landscapes and borders, an innocent curiosity for what lies both beyond and within. At Louis Vuitton, travel goes beyond discovering a physical destination, it is equally a process of self-discovery, a personal journey. Through an entirely local production team, dreamlike settings photographed by Viviane Sassen come to life as the core values of the House are translated into imagery: the Art of Travel, dreams and escapism, transmission from generation to generation, and continuous optimism.   Imagination takes flight to Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, an island of light and darkness with mesmerising landscapes. Through contrasting scenery, from the island’s southern black sand beaches and mystical peninsulas to the northern dramatic glacier lakes and small lava caves, children appear, as if in a reverie. Beds of ice and snow lay softly on background plains, with shy rays of light daring their way through the misty skies. The high standing mountains mirror themselves in the infinite pool of water, calmly sectioning off colours of blue and grey.   The inner child is set free towards a dream, gazing upon the bright future with a sense of innocence and joy. And as in a child’s world, anything is possible: hat boxes become musical tambourines, Alzer trunks magically morph into an Eiffel Tower, the surreal sized keys to trunk locks parade along the island’s coastline. A sense of freedom with the lightness of tomorrow, a voyage to a land within.   Photographer Viviane Sassen takes her lens on an emotional journey beyond Iceland’s ethereal landscapes for the House’s 2020 brand campaign. Icelandic school children venture across the island’s impressive nature, playfully exploring the horizons of the island. Since the 1980s, globetrotting photographers have captured the iconic Monogram and galleries of personality portraits in everchanging scenery, shot in unexpected corners of the world, each artist creating powerful imagery still relevant today.    

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Maita restaurant, Haarlem
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Maita restaurant, Haarlem

Food  An evening at Maita will give you an experience you want to repeat, a mix of a contemporary urban environment, spectacular service accompanied with great cuisine. The Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisine is at the heart of the Maita expirience bringing new bold flavors to the Netherlands. Nikkei cuisine embraces eye catching colours & full bodied taste brought forth by our quality ingredients. In short Maita is all about quality, ingredients and flavours.     We had a pleasure speaking with the founders of the restaurant.     Tell our readers about your restaurant concept, being a Peruvian & Japanese inspired restaurant? And how did you decide to open it in Haarlem?   We call it Nikkei kitchen, because of Japanese immigrants living in Peru which represent 10% of the population in Peru, which are called the Nikkei people.  Cocina Nikkei it’s what we call it in Spanish as well.    We were always following the food trends in the world. Because there was no Peruvian or Peruvian-Japanese restaurant in The Netherlands at the time we decided to open the first one. Firstly we were exploring the option of opening it in Amsterdam, but then as that is already a saturated market with a lot of restaurants we though why not open it in Haarlem where people like to go out and eat as well as try new things, however we did not know much about Haarlem ourselves at first.   At first people were saying that such a high-end concept is not going to work in Haarlem and now we are fortunate enough to have people returning and becoming regular costumers, also customers coming from other cities to Haarlem just to come to Maita.      Tell us more about your menu and its amazing dishes.   All the dishes are designed for a shared dining experience. Starts with para picar (smaller bites), followed by a variety of traditional ceviches with very powerful and well spiced flavors. Ceviche is actually a national dish of Peru.   Following that we suggest ordering tiraditos, which is Japanese inspired Sashimi with tiger milk. Following that we offer a variety of sushi rolls including nigiri and uramaki with Peruvian touches including a Maita signature roll, which we highly recommend.  We also have a menu of signature cocktails to match with the dishes or you can go for a wine-paring as well as other soft drinks etc. Our popular signature ingredient is PISCO, therefore we call our bar PISCO BAR. The selection of warm dishes vary from beef, chicken, sea bass which is our best-seller and more incredible dishes. We also are proud of cooking our dishes on the Japanese barbeque: Robata  which is a big part of our concept. Lastly we also offer a  few sweets such as Matcha tiramisu and frozen coconut to name a few. Since recently we are also open on Mondays, when we offer a special Sushi based menu with 10 special sushi rolls and they call it Monday Sushi Madness.     "When entering the restaurant first thing you notice is the beautiful mix of colors that take you right away to Peru and Japan. You can also see the open kitchen which makes the experience ever more fun. We can easily say this is our favorite restaurant in Haarlem for the quality of the food, uniqueness of the menu and concept as well as their signature cocktails and beautifully designed restaurant. We higlhy reccomend it and for the ones not from Haarlem, worthy of a visit. It is a perfect place for a dinner with friends or a date."- Timotej Letonja     Due to the current situation they also offer a delivery and take-away menu with some of our signature and popular dishes. You can see the take-away menu on their website bellow.     View the menu and more information on their website:  https://www.maita-restaurant.com  An evening at Maita will give you an experience you want to repeat, a mix of a contemporary urban environment, spectacular service accompanied with great cuisine. The Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisine is at the heart of the Maita expirience bringing new bold flavors to the Netherlands. Nikkei cuisine embraces eye catching colours & full bodied taste brought forth by our quality ingredients. In short Maita is all about quality, ingredients and flavours.     We had a pleasure speaking with the founders of the restaurant.     Tell our readers about your restaurant concept, being a Peruvian & Japanese inspired restaurant? And how did you decide to open it in Haarlem?   We call it Nikkei kitchen, because of Japanese immigrants living in Peru which represent 10% of the population in Peru, which are called the Nikkei people.  Cocina Nikkei it’s what we call it in Spanish as well.    We were always following the food trends in the world. Because there was no Peruvian or Peruvian-Japanese restaurant in The Netherlands at the time we decided to open the first one. Firstly we were exploring the option of opening it in Amsterdam, but then as that is already a saturated market with a lot of restaurants we though why not open it in Haarlem where people like to go out and eat as well as try new things, however we did not know much about Haarlem ourselves at first.   At first people were saying that such a high-end concept is not going to work in Haarlem and now we are fortunate enough to have people returning and becoming regular costumers, also customers coming from other cities to Haarlem just to come to Maita.      Tell us more about your menu and its amazing dishes.   All the dishes are designed for a shared dining experience. Starts with para picar (smaller bites), followed by a variety of traditional ceviches with very powerful and well spiced flavors. Ceviche is actually a national dish of Peru.   Following that we suggest ordering tiraditos, which is Japanese inspired Sashimi with tiger milk. Following that we offer a variety of sushi rolls including nigiri and uramaki with Peruvian touches including a Maita signature roll, which we highly recommend.  We also have a menu of signature cocktails to match with the dishes or you can go for a wine-paring as well as other soft drinks etc. Our popular signature ingredient is PISCO, therefore we call our bar PISCO BAR. The selection of warm dishes vary from beef, chicken, sea bass which is our best-seller and more incredible dishes. We also are proud of cooking our dishes on the Japanese barbeque: Robata  which is a big part of our concept. Lastly we also offer a  few sweets such as Matcha tiramisu and frozen coconut to name a few. Since recently we are also open on Mondays, when we offer a special Sushi based menu with 10 special sushi rolls and they call it Monday Sushi Madness.     "When entering the restaurant first thing you notice is the beautiful mix of colors that take you right away to Peru and Japan. You can also see the open kitchen which makes the experience ever more fun. We can easily say this is our favorite restaurant in Haarlem for the quality of the food, uniqueness of the menu and concept as well as their signature cocktails and beautifully designed restaurant. We higlhy reccomend it and for the ones not from Haarlem, worthy of a visit. It is a perfect place for a dinner with friends or a date."- Timotej Letonja     Due to the current situation they also offer a delivery and take-away menu with some of our signature and popular dishes. You can see the take-away menu on their website bellow.     View the menu and more information on their website:  https://www.maita-restaurant.com

Kiton x Chopard
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Kiton x Chopard

Watches With the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton timepiece, Chopard is introducing its first partnership with the Kiton Ateliers, masters of Italian tailoring. This strictly limited edition of 100 ultra-thin watches in beadblasted DLC-coated steel is soberly attired with a houndstooth-patterned dial and a slate-coloured cashmere strap lined with red alligator leather. Mechanical excellence is guaranteed by the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with a tungsten micro-rotor and Chopard Twin technology ensuring a power reserve lasting more than two days. The best of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and Italian sprezzatura.     Expertise: Known for its elegance imbued with a spirit of purity and simplicity, the ultra-thin L.U.C XP timepiece is nattily attired in a ‘suit’ made to measure by the artisans of the Kiton Ateliers. The encounter between the Swiss watchmaker and the Neapolitan couturier appears to have been written in the stars. Both representing family Maisons committed to the same vision of craftsmanship and tradition, these two great names in masculine elegance have combined their know-how in creating the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch. On the one hand, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of Chopard and the man behind the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 – with his vision of traditional Haute Horlogerie firmly focused on the contemporary world and 21st century innovations. On the other hand, the fertile creativity of the disciples of Ciro Paone, the founder of the Kiton ateliers in 1968, who believed that: "Men are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, each of their steps is a call to creation".    "L.U.C. is a collection of Haute Horlogerie watches that stands out for its distinctive character. Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move, in that over the years our two family Maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The result is a highly exclusive timepiece, produced in a numbered 100-piece limited edition.     Allure:   First and foremost, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton is perfectly proportioned thanks to a 40 mm diameter case that is a mere 7.2 mm thick. This ultra-thin look enables genuine wearer comfort and imposes an aura of simplicity, two imperatives that sum up the philosophy of the L.U.C collection and contribute to its elegance, thereby echoing Ciro Paone's motto: "Elegance must be associated with simplicity".    The allure of this timepiece also lies in its chromatic uniformity: a beautiful black silhouette, subtly carved out from the slate grey shades of the beadblasted DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) steel case, dial and strap.   Achieved by galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes, the Kiton Ateliers’ signature is evident at first glance on the brass dial thanks to the Neapolitan tailor's houndstooth motif that has been a firm favourite since it purchased at auction the wardrobe of King Edward VIII of England, who was hailed, if not for his ephemeral reign, at least for his elegance as an acknowledged dandy.    Against this dark background, the golden Arabic numerals matching the hour-markers and fusée-type Dauphine hands make the hours and minutes perfectly legible. The quarter-hour indications and the Kiton logo at 6 o'clock add a subtle red touch that is picked up in the topstitching on the strap. Testimony to the same artisanal approach, the latter is handmade, free of any chemical treatment and comes in a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel with a slight touch of elastane, ensuring enhanced wearer comfort. This opulent wristband is lined with red alligator leather as is a second black alligator leather strap also sold with the model.     Accuracy:   Because all the timepieces produced in Chopard Manufacture's watchmaking workshops are amply matched by mechanical perfection, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton incorporates an in-house movement, the L.U.C 96.53-L calibre. Ultra-thin at just 3.3 mm thick, this is an evolution of Chopard Manufacture's first L.U.C 96.01-L movement, synonymous with watchmaking excellence and applied in a multitude of new interpretations since it was first presented in 1996.    Like its illustrious ancestor, and thanks to Chopard Twin technology, the mechanical movement L.U.C 96.53-L with automatic winding is equipped with twin barrels ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It is powered by a micro-rotor made of tungsten, a high-density alloy facilitating optimal winding. Featuring movement bridges finely decorated with "Côtes de Genève", the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch is equally beautiful inside and out, which is precisely why its precious calibre is visible through a transparent case-back.     L.U.C: a collection for gentlemen:   The L.U.C. collection embodies the perfect blend of virility and sensitivity, humility and charisma that define the modern-day gentleman. It epitomises an ideal alliance between aesthetics and mechanics, celebrated by those who make their existence a quest for fine craftsmanship and regard inward and outward beauty as an art of living. It is for them that Chopard – an independent family Maison drawing upon the ancestral expertise of its master-watchmakers – performs all stages of production in its Geneva and Fleurier workshops: from movement design to quality control through product design, case stamping and machining, the manufacture of movement components, as well as their hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly and adjustment. With the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton timepiece, Chopard is introducing its first partnership with the Kiton Ateliers, masters of Italian tailoring. This strictly limited edition of 100 ultra-thin watches in beadblasted DLC-coated steel is soberly attired with a houndstooth-patterned dial and a slate-coloured cashmere strap lined with red alligator leather. Mechanical excellence is guaranteed by the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with a tungsten micro-rotor and Chopard Twin technology ensuring a power reserve lasting more than two days. The best of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and Italian sprezzatura.     Expertise: Known for its elegance imbued with a spirit of purity and simplicity, the ultra-thin L.U.C XP timepiece is nattily attired in a ‘suit’ made to measure by the artisans of the Kiton Ateliers. The encounter between the Swiss watchmaker and the Neapolitan couturier appears to have been written in the stars. Both representing family Maisons committed to the same vision of craftsmanship and tradition, these two great names in masculine elegance have combined their know-how in creating the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch. On the one hand, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of Chopard and the man behind the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 – with his vision of traditional Haute Horlogerie firmly focused on the contemporary world and 21st century innovations. On the other hand, the fertile creativity of the disciples of Ciro Paone, the founder of the Kiton ateliers in 1968, who believed that: "Men are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, each of their steps is a call to creation".    "L.U.C. is a collection of Haute Horlogerie watches that stands out for its distinctive character. Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move, in that over the years our two family Maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The result is a highly exclusive timepiece, produced in a numbered 100-piece limited edition.     Allure:   First and foremost, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton is perfectly proportioned thanks to a 40 mm diameter case that is a mere 7.2 mm thick. This ultra-thin look enables genuine wearer comfort and imposes an aura of simplicity, two imperatives that sum up the philosophy of the L.U.C collection and contribute to its elegance, thereby echoing Ciro Paone's motto: "Elegance must be associated with simplicity".    The allure of this timepiece also lies in its chromatic uniformity: a beautiful black silhouette, subtly carved out from the slate grey shades of the beadblasted DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) steel case, dial and strap.   Achieved by galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes, the Kiton Ateliers’ signature is evident at first glance on the brass dial thanks to the Neapolitan tailor's houndstooth motif that has been a firm favourite since it purchased at auction the wardrobe of King Edward VIII of England, who was hailed, if not for his ephemeral reign, at least for his elegance as an acknowledged dandy.    Against this dark background, the golden Arabic numerals matching the hour-markers and fusée-type Dauphine hands make the hours and minutes perfectly legible. The quarter-hour indications and the Kiton logo at 6 o'clock add a subtle red touch that is picked up in the topstitching on the strap. Testimony to the same artisanal approach, the latter is handmade, free of any chemical treatment and comes in a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel with a slight touch of elastane, ensuring enhanced wearer comfort. This opulent wristband is lined with red alligator leather as is a second black alligator leather strap also sold with the model.     Accuracy:   Because all the timepieces produced in Chopard Manufacture's watchmaking workshops are amply matched by mechanical perfection, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton incorporates an in-house movement, the L.U.C 96.53-L calibre. Ultra-thin at just 3.3 mm thick, this is an evolution of Chopard Manufacture's first L.U.C 96.01-L movement, synonymous with watchmaking excellence and applied in a multitude of new interpretations since it was first presented in 1996.    Like its illustrious ancestor, and thanks to Chopard Twin technology, the mechanical movement L.U.C 96.53-L with automatic winding is equipped with twin barrels ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It is powered by a micro-rotor made of tungsten, a high-density alloy facilitating optimal winding. Featuring movement bridges finely decorated with "Côtes de Genève", the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch is equally beautiful inside and out, which is precisely why its precious calibre is visible through a transparent case-back.     L.U.C: a collection for gentlemen:   The L.U.C. collection embodies the perfect blend of virility and sensitivity, humility and charisma that define the modern-day gentleman. It epitomises an ideal alliance between aesthetics and mechanics, celebrated by those who make their existence a quest for fine craftsmanship and regard inward and outward beauty as an art of living. It is for them that Chopard – an independent family Maison drawing upon the ancestral expertise of its master-watchmakers – performs all stages of production in its Geneva and Fleurier workshops: from movement design to quality control through product design, case stamping and machining, the manufacture of movement components, as well as their hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly and adjustment.

CK ONE launches their Fall 2020 capsule collection
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CK ONE launches their Fall 2020 capsule collection

Fashion A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the CK ONE collection showcases a range of energetic, enigmatic visuals that explore the many aspects of self, we challenge norms - race and gender identity, sexual orientation, age and body type - and through dialogue, education, and brand action, we unite as one.     The CK ONE collection is shot by a group of talented photographers including: Ryan McGinley, Stevie Dance, Bibi Borthwick. These images capture both Calvin Klein’s latest Underwear and Jeans styles redefined for a new generation. The imagery is a unique, stripped back perspective of Fall 2020 Calvin Klein and starts a very cool group of models.   You can now shop the collection at https://www.calvinklein.nl   A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the CK ONE collection showcases a range of energetic, enigmatic visuals that explore the many aspects of self, we challenge norms - race and gender identity, sexual orientation, age and body type - and through dialogue, education, and brand action, we unite as one.     The CK ONE collection is shot by a group of talented photographers including: Ryan McGinley, Stevie Dance, Bibi Borthwick. These images capture both Calvin Klein’s latest Underwear and Jeans styles redefined for a new generation. The imagery is a unique, stripped back perspective of Fall 2020 Calvin Klein and starts a very cool group of models.   You can now shop the collection at https://www.calvinklein.nl  

In conversation with  Per Axen
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In conversation with Per Axen

Fashion Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axen about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Per Axen and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do. Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axen about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Per Axen and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do.

Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone
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Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone

Fashion   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”

In conversation with Alex Hosking
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In conversation with Alex Hosking

Music Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!       Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!      

Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November
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Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November

Jewelry For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece. For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece.

Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season
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Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season

Jewelry With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.   With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.  

SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS
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SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS

Watches The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights. The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights.

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