Thursday, 29 April 2010

New Sisley partnered U-Spa Barrière opens in Cannes

The new U-Spa Barrière, with which Sisley has signed a 3 year partnership, has just opened its doors at the Majestic Hotel, Cannes. Created by interior designer Pascal Desprez, it contrasts white marble with precious wood, in a minimalist aesthetic. 4 treatment rooms (including one double), sauna, hammam, relaxation room, fitness room and a water paradise cabin: a multi-sensorial journey under a series of showers with olfactory, auditive and visual environments to stimulate the senses.

Pistol Panties designs exclusive collection for John Lewis

This season sees swimwear label, Pistol Panties design an exclusive collection of figure-enhancing swimwear for John Lewis. The eight piece assortment will be available in-store and online from 1 May. The brand is favoured by the fashion set including Jade Jagger, Kate Moss and Sophie Dahl. These high quality, engineered designs start at £55.00 for bikini sets and £65.00 for one piece swimsuits. Uncompromising on quality and style, the ‘Disco’ collection uses very fine micro-fibre which makes the fabric ultra soft and very supportive. The range of bikinis includes the halterneck ‘Brigitte’ with bow detail; the floral ‘Marilyn’ with tiered brief and the balconette ‘Betty’ in cute retro polka dot print. Sophisticated swimsuits include the classic cut ‘Jane’ halterneck and the ruffled one-shoulder ‘Lola’.

New make-up brand launches

The Bourjois Company introduce new make-up brand UNE to the market. The premise behind the brand is natural beauty with UNE aiming for 100% natural formulas where possible, using organic ingredients to create healthy, more environmentally-friendly products. Certified by ECOCERT, no synthetic colourings, parabens, synthetic fragrances, petrochemical oils or GMO's were used in the creation of the range. The debut UNE collection comprises 25 products and 148 shades. Key products include the Skin Glow Pencil which is priced at £6.99 and is available in four shades. 100% of the total ingredients are natural origin and 32.2% of total ingredients are from organic farming. The 100% Mineral Foundation is talc-free, creating a glow without a mask effect and is available in 9 shades priced at £9.99. Prices of the collection range from £4.99 for the Eye Pencil to £13.99 for the Soft Minerals Powder Foundation and Healthy-Glow Mineral Powder. UNE is available from May at Boots and Superdrug from September.

New Tamburlaine Autumn/Winter 2010 range launches next week

The launch of Tamburlaine’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection takes place at the ROA Gallery in London SW1 next week (see DIARYdates), exhibiting photographs, videos and garments from the label. Having worked for the past 20 years as a designer in both Paris and London, including several years as Head of Design at Kenzo Homme in Paris, Tamburlaine Gorst launched the brand in 2007. The new collection offers a leather caban made from goat skin. The finished garment is washed after stitching to give the surface its rough, crinkled and worn look. The T-shirt is treated with a special dyeing technique called ‘cold-dye’. During this process the colour only penetrates the surface and hardly at all at the seams resulting in a finished product with an antique-looking patina. Also available is a tailored military parka, made from a blend of wool, linen and metal in a herringbone weave. The garment is tailored close to the body to reinvent the parka as an elegant coat. The Tamburlaine Autumn-Winter 2010-11 Collection will be available at Liberty of London.

New Bib necklace from Kirsten Goss

Kirsten Goss exclusively designs and crafts in-house, using sterling Silver and 18kt gold vermeil alongside personally sourced semi-precious stones. This entirely in-house approach allows her to maintain absolute control, exclusivity and quality of the product. With an educated and erudite team of goldsmiths, she produces seasonal and trend led collections, designed to be worn and enjoyed and not shelved for being “too precious”. Collections can be exclusively purchased from boutiques in London and Durban, South Africa, as well as from representatives in the US and Johannesburg ,or directly from the website Featured here we have the latest Bib necklace, priced at £875.00. It is a tangled 18kt gold vermeil chain with layered semi precious Pyrite.

Uniqlo announces new collaboration

Uniqlo has announced a new collaboration with video game publisher Konami Digital Entertainment to produce a collection of limited edition UT T-shirts, inspired by Konami’s forthcoming Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker video game for the Sony PSP. The 10 limited-edition T-shirts are exclusively available at selected stores and online from Saturday 19 June, priced at £12.99 each. Each comes with its own special code, that when entered into the game, unlocks the purchase so the T-shirt can worn by a character within the game. To celebrate the launch of the game and the Uniqlo UT collection, Hideo Kojima and lead artist Yoji Shinkawa will be making a one-off appearance at Uniqlo’s London flagship store on Oxford Street, on Saturday 19 June, where they will be signing copies of the new game and exclusive postcards. Both will sign one item per person and will be in-store from 11am to 1pm.

Wallpaper* launches iPhone application

Wallpaper* magazine is launching a free iPhone application in association with Swarovski Crystal Palace. The app – a daily edit of will bring users the best from the worlds of art, fashion, travel, architecture and technology. As well as the latest stories, picture galleries and short form video content, the app will include the lowdown on all the major design fairs, fashion shows and exhibitions. The Wallpaper* iPhone app was developed by Umee. It is free and available to download now from the iPhone App Store.