Christian Dior Boutique at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

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The Maison Christian Dior retail concept is now featured in selected airports worldwide. The Paris Charles de Gaulle airport boutique, located in Terminal 2AC’s ‘Parfums d’Alcôve, has been designed to host a ‘new Dior universe’, one dedicated to the love of perfume and to the art of gifting.

We are very proud to launch Maison Christian Dior at Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Paris, in France where the House of Dior was born. This was only possible thanks to a great partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, SDA and Paris Aéroport.

Floriane Pampiglione, Parfums Christian Dior General Manager Travel Retail Europe

The boutique offers an exceptional invitation to travellers to discover a large collection of fragrances, candles and soaps. The products are the work of Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy, and have been crafted to celebrate a ‘resolutely contemporary French art de vivre (art of living)’.

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The Maison Christian Dior concept is featured in selected airports worldwide. The first pop-up boutique in an Asia Pacific airport opened at Singapore Changi last year.

The Charles de Gaulle boutique presents 22 fragrances, a combination of Dior classics and newcomers. Ambre Nuit and Happy Hour feature alongside Thé Cachemire, Sakura,  Oud Ispahan and Jasmin des Anges. Demachy’s latest creation, Holy Peony, is also highlighted.

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The boutique immersed travellers into the Dior Parisian tradition. The fragrances for women and men, along with candles and soaps, are presented in beautiful gift boxes finished with a coloured cord and a Maison Christian Dior wax seal.

Come into the wonderful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

Chanel opens pop-up store in Amsterdam

 

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Especially for Christmas the iconic Chanel No.5 perfume appears in a fire-red jacket. But the news is even more spectacular, this floral limited edition will be sold from December 6 in a temporary beauty & fragrance boutique in the Runstraat 22 in Amsterdam, one of the famous Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets).

Chanel-No.5-Red-EditionRecently, French Maison Chanel launched a limited edition of its iconic No.5 perfume. For the first time in the history of the legendary French fashion house, this perfume of French soil is being revamped in red. This fire-red bottle is the reason why Amsterdam gets a new (temporary) Chanel hotspot. In the 9 Streets you will find the Chanel pop-up store from 6 December to 6 January, where you can immerse yourself in Chanel.

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The special ‘Fragrance & Beauty Ephemeral Boutique’ as the store is called, is located in the Nine Streets in the capital. What can you expect? Immerse yourself in the world of Chanel in complete Christmas theme, with the iconic Chanel No.5 in all shapes and sizes and the limited edition in red. You can also find the latest make-up collections and the make-up classics of the French fashion house .

In the display case you will find a giant No.5 Red Edition flacon, and in the shop Chanel Christmas trees, huge Chanel statues and a library.

Score the perfect Christmas gift here. In the store you can of course get make-up and skin advice from the Chanel experts and all your gifts will be wrapped up extra festive and luxurious according to Chanel’s ‘Art of Wrapping’, Chanel’s unique way of presenting gifts. As far as I am concerned, it’s definitely worth a visit!

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Enough shopping? Discover fascinating fashion secrets. In the pop-up store a library has been created where you have the opportunity to browse through a number of Gabrielle Chanel’s books in a relaxed environment.

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The Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Ephemeral Boutique is located at the Runstraat 22 in Amsterdam and its open from today until 6 January 2019, Monday from 12.00 to 19.00, and from Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00h in the afternoon 19:00h, on Saturday from 10:00h to 18:00h, and on Sunday from 12.00h to 17.00h. Tel. +31 6 28490569

(Photos: Chanel – Bart van Vlijmen). Come into the world of Chanel.

 

 

 

Cartier Ion Orchard reopens its doors with a special exhibition titled Cartier, Icon of Style

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By now you must have already caught sight of the gorgeous Cartier ferris wheel parked outside Ion Orchard shopping mall – or seen it plastered all over Instagram. This gigantic structure is just the first of many things happening at this Cartier boutique, which is set to reopen its doors officially on 24th November. And did you know that this three-story boutique is the largest Cartier store in all of Southeast Asia?

Spanning a total of 688 square metres, the store’s remodelling was done by the famed Parisian artist, designer, scenographer, painter and photographer Bruno Moinard, who made sure to marry the French Art de Vivre (art of living, the French way) with multiple references to Singaporean culture as a Garden City – embracing the beauty, richness and diversity of it all.

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Artist’s impression of Le Salon Cartier on the third level of Cartier ION Orchard

Inspired by the Singapore’s tropical climate, the external 20-metre-long glass façade is patterned with palm trees and raindrops to elicit a sense of privacy and exclusiveness. Another key feature is a custom-made sculpture of art – in the stairwell between the first and second floors. The Cartier panther – carved in bas-relief – nestles amongst the tropical environment on a plaster panel, referencing to Singapore’s very own flora and fauna.

On the third and highest floor, the Le Salon Cartier has been enriched with Peranakan artefacts exuding the splendour of this beautiful local Singaporean culture.

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Shirin ‘Nina Dyer’ Aga Khan Panther Bangle

But more exciting news awaits. Cartier Singapore has – as part of the reopening celebrations – specially curated an exhibition of selected historic and extraordinary pieces brought in from the Cartier archives in Paris. The exhibition titled ‘Cartier, Icon of Style’ has been specially curated – showcasing selected beautiful historic and extraordinary jewellery pieces.

More than a Cartier symbol. A timeless emblem first tamed by Louis Cartier and his muse, Jeanne Toussaint, the totemic panther carries on her reign.

Titled Cartier, Icon of Style, the exhibition highlights, among other things, the origins of the Maison’s love affair with the panther motif. The French Maison was the first jeweller to adopt the panther. The elegant feline was used for the firts time on a wristwatch in 1914 with a setting of onyx recreating the animal’s fur.

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Barbara Hutton’s Tiger Clip

When Jeanne Toussaint was appointed as creative director in 1933, the panter became even more as an emblematic motif for the Maison. Toussaint worked closely alongside founder Louis Cartier and was nicknamed ‘La Panthère’, presumably due to her freedom, strength of character and the love pather in her lifestyle. One of her most outstanding inputs lies in the search on volume and attidudes of the animal. For Jeanne Toussaint, the panther – now an iconic motif – is clearly the emblem of timeless femininity unfettered by convention.

Marked by wild and beautiful femininity, the fearless and audacious panther later seduced countless personalities; royalty, celebrities and femme fatales, who would continue the legend through new savoir-faire and unexplored attitudes in precious materials.

Both, Louis Cartier and Jeanne Toussaint, also had a mutual interest in, not to say a fascination with, other cultures. This has helped shape not just the aesthetic of one or other object, but the entire Cartier style. A visual language, wich has extended to every creation and whose ‘vocabulary’ has been constantly expanding.

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The Duchess of Windsor’s Panther Brooch

The ‘Cartier, Icon of Style’ exhibition highlights the orgins of the panther and its rich connections with some of the most well-known figures, such as the Duchess of Windsor, Shirin – Nina Dyer – Aga Khan and Barbara Hutton, just to name a few.

Open to the public, the exhibition will run from November 24 to December 6. Monday to Friday: 12pm to 9.00pm, Saturday to Sunday: 10.30am to 9.00pm. Keen individuals are encouraged to indicate registration interest on Cartier ‘Icon of Style’ as viewing slots are limited.

Come into the world of Cartier.

 

 

 

 

Inside Chanel’s First Beauty Boutique In The Middle East

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Maison Chanel opened its doors to a French-style lounge setting located in the new Fashion Avenue extension in The Dubai Mall, the 130-square-meter space is what dreams are made of. Following the aesthetic of the fashion house, luxury is key. Materials are sumptuous, with gold breaking up the monochrome color theme.

Housing the latest trends from the Parisian Maison, clients will find cosmetics, skincare and fragrances for both men and women. The boutique will also be transformed with different themes; the first, ‘Chanel in Dubaï’, sees the fragrance line Les Exclusifs De Chanel used to create the iconic Burj Khalifa in the window in the new boutique.

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Head down in the first few weeks of the opening and explore the fragrances line Les Exclusifs De Chanel, a collection of 15 iconic scents inspired by different chapters of Mademoiselle Chanel’s life.

Offering advice on application, techniques, and skincare, it’s like having your own troop of beauty experts at hand.

In 130 square meters of open space, the boutique has also set up a private room for clients to try on the latest products. Special services can also be booked for facial treatments, personalized eyebrow shaping, and for brides-to-be, custom bridal makeup session, to fine tune their wedding look with one of the experts.

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For the first time in the French fashion house’s history, the legendary Chanel No.5 fragrance has been redesigned in red, a limited-edition bottle which is also available at the new beauty space.

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Whether you’re stocking up your beauty bag or purchasing a gift for a loved one, a fragrance expert is at hand to help you choose the perfect scent. In-house makeup artists, alongside beauty advisors, when requested are also ready to walk clients through the latest releases.

Even if you’re not after any beauty products you might be tempted to stop by thanks to a selection of sunglasses from the latest collection, giving clients the opportunity to find the eyewear shape complimenting their face and make-up.

Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

Repossi opens first store in the Middle East

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Repossi, the high end Parisian Jewelry Maison from Place Vendôme has opened its very first boutique in the Middle East, at Fashion Avenue, The Dubaï Mall.

Feel like your life is missing a little sparkle? Then you’ll be pleased to know that iconic French fine jewellery brand Repossi has opened its doors in The Dubaï Mall today.

The opening of the store is particularly significant, given that it is only the brand’s third store in the world (and first in the Middle East). Located on the first floor of the Fashion Avenue extension, the store is beautifully minimalist, allowing its signature diamond creations to truly shine through. Its setting was inspired by the brand’s flagship at 6 Place Vendôme in Paris and features mat copper glass-coated walls and coloured mirrors for added effect.

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The Antifer rings and bracelets by Repossi

Key collections, such as the Berbère and Antifer, welcome visitors into the first part of the intimate space. Plus, the store is home to some of the brand’s exclusive high jewellery pieces and will also house one-of-a-kind items alongside its iconic Serti Sur Vide – ‘the floating diamond’ – collection in the semi-private space at the back of the store.

Visit Repossi and discover Gaia Repossi’s unconventional and modern collections….

 

 

 

 

Boucheron Opens Its Second Concept Boutique In Singapore

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The jewelry house sets up shop on Orchard Road once again, with a luminous new boutique. French high jeweller, Boucheron has opened its second concept boutique in Singapore at Takashimaya Department Store.

 

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Timeless elegance for men and women: Boucheron Reflet

Located at the heart of Singapore’s busy retail hub, Orchard Road is French Maison Boucheron’s new concept boutique. The store is found at the Takashimaya Department store and it is the second boutique to open in Singapore, with the current one being at Marina Bay Sands. Beyond the stunning jewelry and watches that Boucheron is well known for, the boutique will also have a dedicated showcase for their perfumes and their comprehensive eyewear range.

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One of the focal points of this new boutique is its luminous setting. Inspired by light, the store design looks back at the modern Hôtel Particulier of the Maison Boucheron, with its light marble façade a representation of the 26 Place Vendôme boutique – which location Frédéric Boucheron chosen back in 1893 to open a boutique at because of how the sun rays made the diamonds sparkled from day to night. Taking that idea and applying it to a contemporary setting, the new one is swathed all over with white as its predominant color, and uses tastefully modern angular box-lightings for the ceiling, hung over the glass cases.

 

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Boucheron Quatre ring in white gold

To celebrate their opening, the brand will also be holding an exhibition at the end of this month at Ngee Ann City. At the exhibition, visitors will be able to learn more about the Maison’s remarkable 158-year heritage, which showcases its French origins and Parisian style. Boucheron’s iconic Quatre collection will be displayed alongside a selection of high jewellery pieces specially flown in for the exhibition.

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Within those glass cases contains all of the iconic jewelry creations made with Boucheron’s design finesse. The sculptural Quatre, for example is one of those pieces taking center stage, as well as Boucheron’s collection of jeweled animals, and the symbolic serpentine jewelry – the Serpent Bohème. Other than jewelry, Boucheron’s exquisite timepieces feature too, like the iconic Reflet watch and the new collection: Epure.

 

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Boucheron Epure Automatic Watch

Overall, the mixture of the luminous atmosphere and the glow of the jewelry work in tandem to create for a calm and graceful purchasing experience. Indeed, Boucheron has been renowned over the years for its hospitality towards its customers, gaining the support of countless illustrious clientele. In keeping with that, a special order service will also be offered to keep with clients needs and desires.

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The Maison Boucheron Exhibition will be open from 22 July to 31 July 2016 at Ngee Ann City, Level 1 atrium. Come into the world of Boucheron.

 

 

 

Maison Christian Dior opens at ION Orchard

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Christian Dior is one of the most recognisable names in luxury, an impressive feat especially since Christian Dior himself only helmed the brand for a mere eleven years. One of Dior’s biggest contributions to his brand was his assertion that a fragrance makes an outfit complete, which is why there have always been strong floral motifs that run through our minds when we think of princess Dior gowns, and popular perfumes like Miss Dior (we all believe we smell like Natalie Portman after spraying it)….

A drop of perfume and you are dressed in Dior.

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For all Singapore residents and visitors, French Maison Christian Dior has made it’s way to Asia Pacific for the first time ever, landing itself in a boutique at ION Orchard in the heart of of the city’s shopping district. A one-stop destination for perfume-lovers from all over the world.

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For all fragrance lovers, here are some exclusive first-look pics of the elegant boutique in elegant white marble, polished concrete juxtaposed with a warm wood floor. In all, creating a light, understated ambience, where all that matters is the pure pleasure of perfume, where the perfumes take centrestage in the understated ambience.

The Christian Dior Lucky fragrance is, in fact, a good luck charm. Dior uses their iconic lily, which Christian Dior used to stitch onto his dresses, as a primary floral scent which gradually becomes apparent when spritzed.

Immerse your senses in the Home for the love of fragrances, and choose from a remarkable collection with 20 beautiful signature fragrances together with candles and Mitzah. Mitzah silk scarves were named after Christian Dior’s muse, Mitzah Bricard. Besides personifying Parisian elegance, Bricard was known for typing a scarf on her wrist as a fashion statement (a collection of silk scarves for perfuming) that best suits you.

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The new Maison Christian Dior is located at ION Orchard, #B2-52 Singapore 238801.