Interview with Ryan Reynolds

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In 2016, PIAGET launched a new line of men’s watches that has brought envy to our girls’ faces, the so-called PIAGET POLO S. Originally created in 1979, the new Piaget Polo S takes its name from the elegant and demanding sport of polo, its motto «play a different game». Yves Piaget was one of the first ones to link celebrities to watches in the ’80s.

PiagetPoloS_Watch_collectionThe Piaget Polo S watch collection.

Piaget_Polo_SMy favorite model: The Piaget Polo S Chronograph 42mm.

While I was in NYC for the launch party, I had the honor to interview the house’s international brand ambassador Ryan Reynolds, a real game changer. For us, the 40-year-old Vancouver native opens up about his many titles: «Sexiest Men Alive», «World’s Sexiest Dad», «GQ Man of the Year for 2016», massive movie star, and «Deadpool», the biggest achievement of his life so far. He has been obsessed with the character for a very long time, trying for 11 years to get it to the big screen, so the outstanding critical and fan success of the film has been a gratifying experience for him. Driven by passion, that is a tailor-made role for him.

The Canadian actor and producer, who is married to no other than the beautiful Blake Lively (Do you remember the interview I did with her just before their wedding… if not click here please…) and father of two daughters, is a man in a hurry, constantly on the move, and yet his style epitomizes a certain kind of timelessness mirroring that of the Piaget brand.

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Ryan, you are the ambassador of Piaget. What was your first encounter with the brand?

My first encounter with the brand was as a kid because my favourite film «Planes, Trains and Automobiles» featured a Piaget watch. This movie influenced a lot of what I do today. Even in my movie «Deadpool» there are six or seven hidden references to this film. For example I am reading the same book that John Candy is reading in the train station. Then there is a scene where Steve Martin’s character experiences a critical moment as he needs to sleep more than anything else in the world but he has no money left because his wallet has burnt in a fire. All he has left is his Piaget watch and six dollars. So he tells the hotel guy that he will give him six dollars and «one hell of a nice watch». The watch still exists, it is so beautiful. That was my first experience with Piaget, a symbol of a relaxed kind of luxury. It was a pivotal point for me as I took note of a brand for the first time in my life.

If you had to design a watch, how would it look like?

It would be mostly made of wood and cheese. It would be very bad for anyone who needs to be anywhere on time. I couldn’t even get a sundial together. But if I had to design a watch, I would look for this beautiful intersection between function and fashion, something that is timeless and classic. I have been doing this job for longer than most people realize which is 26 years. I started as a little kid. So I can look back and catalogue myself for this amount of time and see the different styles I was into. The only ones that stay are the classic things. Watches are accessories that men can hang on to for the rest of their lives.

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How do you wear your Piaget Polo S?

I like the idea of relaxed luxury. I’d wear it to the Oscars or for my kids’ first grade graduation. It’s one of those things you can pretty much wear anywhere, with anything from a tuxedo to sportswear. It’s a watch for a new generation. As I said for a man a few accessories count, my daughter’s initials are engraved in the back. She loves to play around with it. She will get it when she is older. It is not necessarily a watch for a girl but if she is any daughter of mine, she will want Dad’s watch.

RyanReynoldsFirst family appearance: When Ryan Reynolds accepted the Walk of Fame honour last December, he was accompanied by his wife Blake Lively and their two daughters.

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Speaking of your daughter. How has fatherhood changed your life?

It has enriched it in every way. I don’t sleep anymore. I am a little bit more protective, I noticed those «Papa Bear» instincts are coming out in a way I have never experienced before. When you live in a public eye to a certain degree, it can be a little stressful because my child has not expressed any interest in living the public eye, it is not a choice she is making. I try to protect her as much as I can while at the same time being somebody who volunteered for this job, not also hiding her. There is a difference between secrecy and privacy. I never wanted to be secret but private and most people respect that.

What is the biggest challenge you have ever encountered in your life?

Wow, that is a very lofty question. Let me think. Growing up and taking responsibility for myself has been the biggest challenge. Most kids are not fostered or taught dialogue or taught to emphazise and understand other people. That has been the biggest challenge for me as a young man at the age of 20/21, I really took this task on myself. I realized that anything that happens in a relationship I have a stake in it. Learning this nurtured a lot.

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You are 40 now. As a man do you also feel pressure aging especially in the industry you are in?

I welcome age. You should never mourne a birthday. We are all lucky getting a year older. I hope to be so old one day that I look like a deshelled moleskin. I do also understand the certain imbalance with men and women in that regard. I see it shifting incrementally and I hope it keeps happening. It also needs us men to foster that change. I certainly try to anywhere I can. I think, excluding my wife of course, the sexiest actress on planet earth is Helen Mirren.

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What do you do to stay fit? Any special nutrition plans? Sports?

When I am not shooting «Deadpool» or something like that, I run and do a lot of weights. But when I film a movie like this, I have three months in advance to get prepared and that is a whole new ball game.

How do you prepare yourself for a role like that?

It is a lot of writing. That is the part that is the hardest. Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both screenwriters) and I wrote all the material for «Deadpool». That is the biggest challenge.

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What is the role you played that you are most proud of?

That one is «Deadpool» because it took me eleven years to get it made, to convince the studio. Actually we didn’t convince them, we held them hostage until they said yes.
But seriously, «Buried», a movie that most people probably haven’t seen but it is a very challenging Spanish movie.
(About Buried: The story is about an Iraq-based American civilian truck driver, who, after being attacked, finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone. It was shot in a time period of only 16 days in Barcelona. The director Rodrigo Cortés’ inspiration was the film Rope directed by Alfred Hitchcock.)

Do you have a dream role that you would love to play?

I would love to play Chet Baker but the problem is that I cannot sing. «Deadpool» was my dream role. It goes in line with the «game changer» theme. It was a game changer for me, a game changer for film, for comic books and for comic book movies.

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How do you see yourself as a game changer?

Yes, I do. Game changers typically fight for something they believe in against great odds, against everyone saying it will never happen. I still have e-mails from the head of the studio at FOX, who is no longer there, saying that we will never make that movie. Sticking with something like that, hanging in there, believing in it, even when everyone else doesn’t. And being given very limited tools in order to make that movie, our budget was nothing compared to what a normal superhero movie would be. And then still making it even better than everything ever been done. Those are game changing moments. It is easier to walk away. Emotionally it would have been easier seven years ago to stop those e-mails and move on. But I did have a nice moment the weekend after the movie came out. I walked into the head of the studio’s office and said: «You can thank me now». It was a very nice moment for me.

Your wife, Blake Lively, is an actress herself. Do you see it as a blessing or a curse? Are the two of you ever in competition?

We are never in competition. I think that is why we have a great relationship. We don’t work at the same time. Recently, she shot four movies, and I shot none. We never travel and work at the same time. That seems work out for us. The key to our relationship is that we are friends first.

The-Green-Lantern-Ryan-Reynolds-and-Blake-LivelyRyan and Blake met on set of the movie «The Green Lantern» in 2011.

Could you imagine shooting a movie together with your wife?

Probably. We are kind of working together every day anyway. Living in our house and doing all those small daily things. But thinking of it, yes, it would be nice doing it one day.

Ryan Reynolds in three words.

Integrety. Father. Husband.

Thank you, Ryan, it was a pleasure talking to you!

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And I am looking forward to seeing you tonight again at dinner with Piaget…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Piaget, © GQ Magazine, © Reuters, © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis XIII Fetches Record Price

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Last April, I wrote a post about the amazing project that LOUIS XIII did in collaboration with HERMÈS, SAINT-LOUIS, and PUIFORCAT.

L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI: An Ode to AdventureFour French luxury houses joined forces to create something very special.

Personally speaking, I still find it very impressive that each decanter of LOUIS XIII takes four generations of cellar masters over 100 years to craft. It is a unique blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old.

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A veritable journey through time, it has been present at every milestone in the history of luxury travel. In tribute to this odyssey, the four French luxury houses joined forces to create three unique masterpieces. To crown their rarity, the LOUIS XIII cognac they house is a tailor-made coupe enriched with a selection of one of the oldest Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, set aside over the decades by the Cellar Masters.

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Inspired by the iconic LOUIS XIII journeys, these objets-d’art have toured the globe, exhibiting their history and savoir-faire at Hermès boutiques, prestige museums and select venues in cultural capitals: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Paris and London… For one year, LOUIS XIII shared its ode to adventure with the world.

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To close this exciting tour, each decanter has been auctioned by Sotheby’s. In New York, the Americas edition topped the record for sale of a LOUIS XIII decanter; in Hong Kong in October, the Asia decanter surpassed that total; and at the final sale in London on November 16, the Europe decanter fetched US$ 235,000, bringing the full total to US$ 558,000.

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LOUIS XIII and The Film Foundation are both committed to preserving a cultural legacy, honoring the past while ensuring that films survive into the future. The work of the foundation has helped to restore over 700 films, from the 1880s onward, encompassing well over 100 years of this extraordinary art form. We are grateful for our partnership with LOUIS XIII, and its generous and continuous support for the foundation’s mission,” said Martin Scorsese.

The proceeds will benefit The Film Foundation, created by Martin Scorsese in 1990 to restore and preserve cinematic heritage. A great project with a lot of success – bravo!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of LOUIS XIII

Only Today: Harvey Nichols Shopping Party

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A little party never killed nobody... especially if it is a shopping party. HARVEY NICHOLS celebrates today our favorite hobby with a discount up to 25% on amazing F/W 2016 fashion pieces, accessories and beauty products, for both men and women.

Below are some of my favorites to wet your appetite:

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Black cape-effect jersey blouse by Givenchy
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Those heels will vamp every outfit!
Classic red suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi

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You cannot go wrong with these shades!
Dior So Real clubmaster-style sunglassesicon by Dior

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Practical and always needed…
Ociroe charcoal fur-trimmed shell coat iconby Duvetica

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Already a classic – on sale in black, grab it!
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Start looking for Christmas gifts early, especially when they are on sale…
Orientalist large scented candle by Tom Dixon

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FOR HIM! A little surprise for your hubby, boyfriend or crush…
Navy checked wool blazer by Giorgio Armani
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Happy Shopping Party!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Tom Ford Private Blend Les Extraits Verts

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Tom Ford goes green with the launch of four new scents (in Switzerland only three will be launched) in the designer’s sophisticated Private Blend Les Extraits Verts line.

Seventies style isn’t just trending down the runways this fall season, it’s also coming to your grooming cabinet. Those daring and intoxicating interpretations of perfumery’s classic ‘green‘ note are the perfect companions in rainy weather as they are reminiscent of beautiful spring days. All four of the chypre fragrances are unisex. Personally speaking, I like Vert Bohème and Vert de Fleur for women, the other two are definitely very masculine.

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Vert d’Encens
Sophisticated, aromatic and wild, Vert d’Encens is inspired by the rugged Mediterranean coastlines of Corsica. Smoky incense, pine resin and fir balsam evoke the dense forest and rugged peaks, while delectable heliotrope and woods heighten the grand atmosphere of sea and shadow.

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Vert de Bois 
Unique, deep and provocative, Vert des Bois represents a new evolution for green scents, introducing provocative woods at their most expressive. Poplar bud extract acts as an inventive ingredient in modern perfumery. This extract from the unopened buds is further driven by spiked ouzo, evoking the deepest thicket of snow-laden forest.

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Vert Bohème
Bright, ethereal, fresh, and entirely divine, Vert Bohème sparkles like a jewel in the sun. It is Tom Ford’s most free-spirited fragrance interpretation with Sicilian mandarin and magnolia that both are exuding bohemian feminity. Moreover, it is exquisitely enhanced with Gustavia, also known as the tree of heaven, known for its spectacular single blossoms that last for just one day.

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Vert de Fleur
Pleasant, exuberant and sophisticated, Vert de Fleur is a glamourous scent with a modern flourish of iris and hyacinth. A bouquet of floral accords is complemented with classic notes of galbanum and vetiver for a fragrance that evokes 70s glamour with a contemporary allure (not available in Switzerland). SHOP VERT DE FLEUR EXCLUSIVELY AT HARRODS.
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In stores now for CHF 250.00 (50ml) and CHF 660.00 (250ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford

Kenzo x H&M Lookbook Revealed

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Yesterday, I just got back from NYC and next week, I will be going there again for the launch party of Kenzo x H&M and I couldn’t be more excited. This morning, in advance of the New York show, I received the full preview of the collaboration that will be arriving in 250 H&M stores around the world on November 3, 2016.

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For the lookbook, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo went for an eclectic global cast. The ambassadors featured in the lookbook are: writer and activist Amy Sall, photographer Youngjun Koo, artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, musician and performance artist Oko Ebombo, fashion editor Harriet Verney, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, artist Ingrid, musician Anna of the North, model and rapper Le1f, as well as models Mae Lapres, Hao Liu, Selena Forrest, Tom Gaskin, Julia Banas and Pierre Painchaud.

Shot me an e-mail and let me know what you think about the collaboration!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of H&M, Photographer: Oliver Hadlee Pearch

The Ultimate LaFerrari Style Reloaded

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THE 500TH LAFERRARI TO BE BUILT TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE

On the occasion of the bilateral summit between the Italian and German governments that took place at Ferrari on the 31st of August, Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that FERRARI will produce an additional LaFerrari, one more than the original 499 planned.

The 500th LaFerrari of this limited edition series, the first hybrid supercar by the Prancing Horse, will be sold at auction to benefit the people of central Italy affected by the earthquake of the 24th of August.

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LaFerrari literally means “The Ferrari” in most Romance languages, in the sense that LaFerrari is the ‘definitive’ Ferrari.

The project of the LaFerrari (project name, F150) was first unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. Only 499 units have been built, and each cost more than 1 million US dollars.

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THE FERRARI WATCH
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A new piece for 2016, the HUBLOT MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire dresses Hublot’s Ferrari engine-inspired movement in an all-sapphire case so that you can match your watch to your car.
For more information, visit the Hublot website.

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FERRARI RED LIPS
GIORGIO ARMANI ROUGE D’ARMANI LIPSTICK
 in 409 Ferrari Red

And ladies, relax, to enjoy something in Ferrari style, we don’t need our wallets to explode. Just a gorgeous lipstick for ultimate red lips and the attention will be all yours… which means a Ferrari driver might not focus on his car but on you:-).

Watches, lipstick and cars – Ferrari Red is the common thread!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Most Wanted: Gucci’s Ace Sneakers

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Isn’t it so true? A woman can never have enough shoes in her closet. Most of the time, we tend to go for high heels but now it is time to add something new to our wish list: GUCCI icon‘s versatile Ace sneakers. So comfortable and so stylish!

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Beautifully embellished with sparkling patches, embroideries, pineapples, bees and of course the iconic green and red stripes, I am absolutely convinced that those beauties will sell out fast.

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My favorites: Sequin-embroidered low-top Ace sneakers with lips
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A touch of whimsy: Ace heart embroidered leather low-top sneakers

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci

Biotherm Homme Aquapower

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Gentlemen, do you wanna look like David Beckham? Then get your H2O game on with the Aquapower routine, guaranteed to cleanse, hydrate and de-puff with it’s aquatic superpowers, leaving your skin feeling like a million bucks!

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Aquapower Peau Normale / Normal Skin 30ml (One Shot) –  CHF 20, 75ml – CHF 50
Aquapower Peau Sèche / Dry Skin 75ml – CHF 50
Aquapower Peau Sensible /Sensible Skin 75ml – CHF 56

Still not feeling fully awake? Minimize eye puffiness with the new Aquapower Eye De-Puffer, leaving you refreshed and game-ready!
Aquapower Eye De-Puffer 15ml – CHF 25

In stores in June 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Biotherm Homme

Louis XIII – An Ode to Adventure

LSBerke_PRWhat happens if four French luxury houses join forces? They surely design something very special that exudes rare craftsmanship and unbroken tradition. Offering a bespoke tribute to one of the world’s most storied Grande Champagne cognac’s mythical journeys through the ages, LOUIS XIII has collaborated with HERMÈS, SAINT-LOUIS, and PUIFORCAT.

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Each of them contributing their own expertise and centuries-old savoir-faire, they have created together a series of three one-of-a-kind masterpieces, L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI (JOURNEY OF A KING), that is paying ode to the travel heritage of the famous cognac house.

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THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY
LOUIS XIII has been present at every milestone in the history of luxury travel — from the legendary bar-car of the Orient-Express to the first-class lounge of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner to the sleek cabin of the supersonic Concorde jet. To pay tribute to this heritage of adventure and discovery, L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is inspired by the first shipments of LOUIS XIII in the late 1870s and the iconic journeys that followed to the farthest corners of the globe.

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THE AUCTION
The three trunks will be offered in a special 1-lot sale in different auctions at Sotheby’s, one in NYC on September 10, 2016, one in Hong Kong on October 1, 2016 and one in London on November 16, 2016. Each masterpiece is unique, its design and contents are inspired by the continent for which it is destined. 

All proceeds will be benefiting «The Film Foundation», a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese and other leading filmmakers in 1990 to preserve and restore classic films, ensuring their survival for future generations. In this same spirit of preservation, the house has pledged to replant 115,000 oak trees in France in partnership with ONF (French National Forest Office).

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“LOUIS XIII – L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is truly the result of a work of art and genius, a veritable tribute to craftsmanship and time. Much like the time, finesse and care it takes to create LOUIS XIII, so it is with the process of preserving classic cinema. We therefore decided that the proceeds of LOUIS XIII – L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI will be donated to THE FILM FOUNDATION, a group dedicated to film preservation and the exhibition of restored and classic cinema, a cultural legacy that one generation leaves to another.”
Ludovic du Plessis, LOUIS XIII Global Executive Director

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Let’s have a closer look at those masterpieces that were created by more than 5o individual artisans that devoted over 1000 hours per piece to produce the three bespoke creations.

THE TAILOR-MADE OFFERING INCLUDES:

A beautiful book that chronicles LOUIS XIII’s mythical journeys that begin on a 16th-century battlefield in rural France but will touch every corner of the globe.

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HERMÈS

A bespoke trunk hand-stitched by HERMÈS using the finest leathers and evoking a bygone era of luxury travel.

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This bespoke trunk was hand-stitched by HERMÈS using the finest leathers. Modelled on a classic steamer trunk — the kind that would have been taken on an ocean liner or a long journey by train — it evokes a bygone era of luxury travel. In fact, the handles are exact replicas of those used for HERMÈS from the 1920s and30s. Of course the design of the interior was created for a very precise function, which is to luxuriously house a unique magnum decanter of LOUIS XIII. This unique object is a suitably grand conveyance for this unforgettable journey across space and time.

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PUIFORCAT

A white gold pipette forged by the Art Deco silversmith PUIFORCAT for the ritual of service.

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This white gold pipette was forged by hand by the Art Deco silversmith PUIFORCAT for the ritual of service. The method is centuries-old: the craftsman spins a plate of silver on a mandril, which is a tapered piece of wood that turns horizontally. He uses a simple tool called a “spoon” to give shape to the object. Several passes are often needed for a piece to take on the desired contours. These steps are punctuated by “annealing,” a controlled heating process used to soften the metal. Etching is another whole step: the piece is wedged on a leather pillow full of sand. With thin notches made on the surface of the metal, the craftsman can draw a coat of arms or some other decorative pattern with exquisite precision, honed through decades of practice.

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SAINT-LOUIS

A sublime crystal decanter and four elegant serving glasses — mouth-blown, cut and wheel- engraved by hand at the royal cristallerie SAINT-LOUIS. Each decanter is etched with a 19th-century map of the continent where it is bound.

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Three sublime crystal decanters and 12 elegant matching serving glasses were blown, cut and engraved entirely by hand at the royal cristallerie SAINT-LOUIS. The ancient, painstaking technique of copper-wheel engraving has given these crystal works their regal profile. Each magnum-size decanter was additionally etched with a 19th-century map of the continent where it is bound. For this project, SAINT-LOUIS capitalized on the savoir-faire of more than 10 craftsmen — including four glassblowers, one engraver, and a specially trained artisan to apply the palladium trim to each crystal object. The crystal was heated to over 1,400°c degrees and then mouth-blown at around 1,200 °c. Each glass required 110 man-hours of work while the magnificent decanter itself took no less than 270 hours to accomplish.

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LOUIS XIII

A blend of LOUIS XIII Cognac enriched with a selection of the house’s oldest treasures from Grande Champagne, that each cellar master pass on to each other, from generation to generation. A very special spirit revealing flavours that are at once singular and complementary. A cognac to savour and admire.

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Of all of the legendary travels of Louis XIII, its most important journey is the one taken through time. That voyage begins in the rolling hills and chalky soil of Grande Champagne, the strictly demarcated and most prestigious cru of Cognac. Here the region’s delicate grapes — predominantly the Ugni Blanc variety — are harvested and turned into a low alcohol wine, which is then twice distilled in an onion-domed copper pot still, yielding an eau-de-vie of uncommon freshness and power. Only the tiniest sliver of this base spirit will be set aside to become, four generations later, a part of LOUIS XIII.

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That ageing process takes time, but also a tremendous amount of savoir-faire, an almost mimetic genius possessed by each generation of LOUIS XIII’s cellar masters. The chais, or cellars, in which they work are dark, incredibly quiet places, the barrels in which the cognac rests covered in thick blankets of spider webs. As the alcohol evaporates over time, the spirit deepens and darkens, releasing a sweet and rich smell that fills the moist air.

LouisXIII_Cellar_MasterThe keeper of the legend, Baptiste Loiseau, the current cellar master, joined the house in 2007.

“In one century I won’t be here, so I have to be sure, deep inside, that what I select really corresponds to the universe of LOUIS XIII. It’s a big responsibility, if in tasting this blend, I don’t have the sensation or emotion given by the previous cellar master, then something is missing.”
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With each passing year, the cellar master dips a pipette into the barrel and tastes something different. At 20 years, there is almonds, figs and fresh-baked brioche. At 40, candied plums. At 70, honeysuckle and saffron. All the while, he is blending different eaux-de-vie, searching for perfection through a process called marriage.
By 100 years, hundreds of eaux-de-vie have been married together, resulting in a complex, ineffable flavour. On the nose, it is elegant and floral: dried rose and jasmine — the fragrances of Grande Champagne. These are followed by denser notes like dates, dried fig and walnut. On the palate, the first drop of LOUIS XIII unleashes a ballet of flavours; the walnut and fig aromas soften with those of honey as headier notes — of wax, tobacco and undergrowth — roll in like a wave. The tasting is distinguished by a haunting, lasting finish. The century-long journey of LOUIS XIII has come to its triumphant end.

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L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is a shining testament both to the heritage that created LOUIS XIII and the nature that continues to inspire it. The protection of cultural treasures — whether the art of filmmaking or the art of cognac — requires time, finesse and care. It is a beautiful project, bravo LOUIS XIII!

And if you interested, check LOUIS XIII’s other recent project in collaboration with John Malkovich: «100 Years: The Movie You will Never See» by clicking here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis XIII

Shave In Style

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Shaving is a subtle art and a true cultural phenomenon. The elegant, refined and modern man has to be on top of his shaving game. At a time when beards, sideburns and mustaches are worn like genuine fashion statements, grooming one’s facial hair has become a means of personal expression, a way of conveying one’s personality.

For these men, CHANEL creates a unique SHAVE IN STYLE collection based on the art of shaving. Composed of two expert products, BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream and BLEU DE CHANEL Hydrating After Shave Gel, it finds its natural place in their daily routine. These essentials ensure a perfect shave and an elegant and sophisticated trail, while allowing men to explore different styles. They give unmatched intensity to the aromatic-woody notes of BLEU DE CHANEL and prolong its scent on the skin.

Two complementary sensorial steps for a complete ritual that prolongs the captivating trail and free spirit of BLEU DE CHANEL.

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STEP 1:
BLEU DE CHANEL SHAVING CREAM
With its fine and translucent texture, BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream offers perfect visibility and precision shaving for customized control of shape and cut. It leaves the skin soft, supple and wonderfully fresh. A versatile shaving cream that adapts to your every need.

A close shave? It delivers perfect glide for an impeccable result. A goatee or mustache? Its translucent texture lets you see exactly where you place the blade to fully master any style. Nice three-day growth? It is the ideal choice for maintaining shape (base of neck, top of cheeks).

How to apply
Wet your face with warm water and generously massage on the Shaving Cream in a circular motion. Start by shaving in the direction of hair growth. When you are done shaving, rinse with cold water, remove excess cream, dry and apply BLEU DE CHANEL Hydrating After Shave Gel.
Tube: 100ml, CHF 59.00
Limited edition

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STEP 2:
BLEU DE CHANEL HYDRATING AFTER SHAVE GEL
With its “watery” texture, as cool and light as water, BLEU DE CHANEL Hydrating After Shave Gel melts onto the skin to procure an immediate sensation of freshness and comfort. It soothes irritation caused by shaving and helps moisturize the skin. Razor burn is relieved before it even begins and the skin is protected from sensations of tightness.

How to apply
Apply the Hydrating After Shave Gel on clean-shaven, dry skin to intensify the scent.
Pump bottle: 90ml, CHF 59.00
Limited edition

Available from the end of February 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel