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SELENA GOMEZ WEARS COACH 1941 PRE SPRING 2018 DRESS AT COACH HOUSE LONDON APPEARANCE
Selena Gomez hosted an in-store event at Coach House London, UK on December 4, 2017. Gomez wore the Coach 1941 Embellished Penguin Shirt Dress.
Selena Gomez poses with Coach’s Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers at Coach House Regent Street
CELEBRITIES WEARING COACH AT THE FASHION AWARDS
Celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, and Natalia Dyer were all spotted wearing Coach at The Fashion Awards in London, UK last December 4, 2017.
Selena Gomez wore a custom Coach prairie dress, custom Coach lace up Western boots, and a Pre-Spring 2018 Shearling Coat.
Maisie Williams wore a Coach 1941 Spring 2018 Western slip dress (Look 49), an embellished collar t-shirt, ankle strap pumps, and a Mailbox 24 bag with crystal embellishment.
Charlie Heaton wore a Coach 1941 Spring 2018 Coach x Keith Haring souvenir varsity jacket and leather belt (Look 50), whileNatalia Dyer wore a Coach 1941 PreSpring 2018 Long Star print tie neck dress (Look 6), a Rogue 25 bag, and Coach Link sandals..
Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.
Coach is a Tapestry, Inc. brand.
In the Philippines, COACH is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La and Rustan’s Makati. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
‘THE FURLA SOCIETY’ EXTENDS INTO SPRING SUMMER 2018
New campaign extends the democratic nature of Furla’s popular brand platform
Building upon the Holiday 2017 campaign of ‘The Furla Society,’ the new activity gives further dimension to the new season’s collection by reinterpreting the bags as charismatic and unique characters.
The campaign, which is fully digitally-led, renews the signature wit and humor of the Holiday activity. Dynamic film is the core focus for the campaign, and will be seeded over social media and selected worldwide media. Content will be shoppable through digital channels and social media, directing to the Furla e-commerce store.
This season, each bag is reinterpreted as a unique character, with a total of six films and six stills created. A witty, engaging, and chic voiceover describes each character and their mannerisms, before the final reveal of the bag that captures the human personality. Two men’s bags are included in the campaign. The bags, differing in shape and colour, all display distinct characteristics designed to appeal to audience segments and their own unique personalities.
The campaign was shot in London in October 2017. Andrew Rothschild created the film content, with styling by Beth Fenton. Still images were captured by Stas May, whilst creative direction was provided by Wednesday London.
Social media, in particular Instagram and WeChat, will be the focus of the channel strategy, but Facebook, the Furla website, and digital media will also be included. Furla will continue to develop a Chinese market localisation strategy to support its large Chinese fan base. All assets and activations will also be supported by visual merchandise in-store, special events, and CRM activity.
‘The Furla Society’ highlights the nature of modern women, who are highly individual in their own right, but remain drawn to being surrounded with other like-minded and intentioned peers. The tone is consistently celebratory, aspirational, sophisticated, and empowering.
“Furla is one of the fastest growing brands on Instagram and this campaign extends Furla’s business strategy goal of affirming its position as the primary Italian accessories brand with a global direction. It also confirms the brand’s desire to more deeply engage, entertain, and dialogue with customers in a fun and unique tonality,” said Alberto Camerlengo, Furla’s CEO.
In the Philippines, Furla is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
A twinkle in the night sky,
A frosty white wing flickers up high,
Sleigh bells ring to the tune of the stars,
Gentle snowflake falls near and far;
Sounds of merriment awaken the cold night,
Welcoming the joy of Christmas with blessed delight!
On December 25th, awaken to chilly winter mornings with TWG Tea’s ultimate festive offering of seasonal gifts packed to the brim with our favourite fine harvest teas and most precious blends.
For the season that keeps on giving, TWG Tea celebrates the blessed time with a limited edition Joy of Christmas Tea as part of TWG Tea’s seasonal Haute Couture Tea Collection®. With the cheers of merriment and chime of sleigh bells echoing around the fireplace, indulge in warm and sparkling cup of black tea blended with spiced fruits and velvety chocolate just in time for the joyous festivities. Whether you prefer it hot or iced, a smouldering cup of Joy of Christmas Tea is the perfect nightcap for a magical evening.
On Christmas morning, unravel a precious surprise underneath the towering fir tree, where a gleaming little box reveals an artfully designed locket of sparkling cobalt and ruby tin filled with an enchanting composition of green tea, festive spices, sweet orange and jasmine pearls plated with molten 24ct gold. A glistening gem, the Christmas Jewel Teain Caviar Tea Tin is an invitation to a world of charm.
For the ultimate bespoke gift, create your own TWG Tea hamper by choosing from our collection of over 400 loose teas from 41 tea-producing regions around the world, gorgeous accessories and packed tins of tea, in addition to tea jellies, sugars, and macarons. Customise your perfect Christmas selection with a range of other collections such as the World Voyage Christmas Tea Set,an exquisite offering in an elegant box & sleeve enclosing six TWG Tea mini tea tins filled with a celebratory collection of teas, or the Red Christmas Teabag gift box with 15 luxurious hand sewn 100% cotton teabags, highlighted with burnished gold imagery of snowy sleigh rides.
TWG Tea’s Christmas Collection will be available at all TWG Tea locations in the Philippines starting 29 October 2017. The Joy of Christmas Tea in Haute Couture Tea Collection®(100g) retails at PhP 1,600. The Christmas Jewel Caviar Tin Tea retails at PhP 2,500. The Red Christmas Teabag gift box retails at PhP 1,200. The World Voyage Christmas Tea Set retails at PhP 5,995. Available in TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Central Square, and S Maison Conrad Manila. TWG Tea Boutiques are also located in Okada Manila and Ayala Center Cebu.
CHARMING CHARLIE LAUNCHES KENDALL + KYLIE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION WITH MAGALONA AND YOUNG SISTERS
Charming Charlie launched its limited edition collection with Kendall + Kylie at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central. The exclusive collection reflects Kendall and Kylie’s stylish personalities showcasing feminine and avant-garde inspirations made of premium materials and elevated hardware.
To help unveil the limited edition collection, Charming Charlie invited celebrity sisters Maxene Magalona and Saab Maglona-Bacarro and Megan and Lauren Young to the launch with the brand’s loyal customers. The iconic sisters came with their own limited edition Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie wristlets. The sisters also enjoyed the event’s fun and fabulous activities: a pink fur wall and a neon lit wall with Kendall and Kylie’s signature—perfect for model-worthy photos they could instantly bring home. Customized cotton candy treats were also up for grabs—adding more Instagram-worthy elements to the event. Charming Charlie customers likewise enjoyed the exciting activities for a minimum purchase of Php500.00.
<Megan Young, Lauren Young, Saab Magalona pose during the Charming Charlie x Kendall Kylie Collection launch last
Throughout the afternoon, the duos and guests enjoyed delectable treats from customized CC x KK dessert buffets and mocktails inspired by the collection’s bright colors. DJ Emel Rowe’s set gave the event the right mix of shopping and party vibes.
In the Philippines, Charming Charlie is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central and Glorietta. Visit www.charmingcharlie.com or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
A LUSH CHRISTMAS
Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone’s preparing—or have already started—buying presents for their favorite crowd. With the holiday shopping rush, LUSH is sure to win you over as they deliver the best treats and options for your lengthy list of what-to-buys.
THE NAKED LINE
A highlight of LUSH’s collection for Holiday 2017 is the Naked line that features its “bare-all” packaging approach, in which 80% of the seasonal range are offered in solid form without the use of plastic bottles or any packaging; thus, also called the naked alternative. Not using expensive packaging gives big savings that LUSH can invest into more team members and training. Products from the Naked line like body butters are formulated with little to no water and are therefore often innately self-preserving. This line aims to be a support for a better planet, too!
SSI’s Michael Huang, LUSH Philippines Brand Manager Ida Nones, LUSH International Business Development Manager Lauren Savage, and Haribon Foundation’s Arlie Endonila
Stores Specialists, Inc. Head of Marketing Communications Michelle Suarez, LUSH International Business Development Manager Lauren Savage, LUSH Philippines Brand Manager Ida Nones, and SSI’s Michael Huang
Janeena Chan, LUSH Philippines Senior Marketing Officer Kesh Tatlonghari and Associate Merchandise Manager Celine de Jesus, Pia Padre, LUSH International Business Development Manager Lauren Savage, and SSI’s Michael Huang
New bath bombs are in this season. Sail away on a bubble gum sea of candy floss and fairy dust with the Snow Fairy bath bomb, or take a fizzy bath as you drop the hot and spicy Christmas Sweater bomb that contains Sicilian lemon oil, and powders of mustard and ginger to ease your muscles and warm you up after a busy day. Try out other bath bombs such as Shoot For The Stars with Brazilian orange and bergamot oils, Luxury Lush Pud which has ylang ylang oil and warming benzoin resinoid, and Butterbear that holds softening Fair Trade cocoa butter with creamy vanilla scent.
Welcome the main celebration of the season with Christmas Eve bubble bar. Take in the fruity scent when you have a go with Plum Snow that whips up a flurry of plum and Sicilian mandarin, or burst the Christmas Cracker bubble bar with uplifting lemon myrtle and lime essential oils. More options are in stores as LUSH also introduces The Snowman bubble bar with silky cocoa and Fair Traide shea butters for smooth and moisturized skin; or maybe test out the reusable ones like the Magic of Christmas made with cinnamon sticks and Fair Trade organic clove, and Magic Wand that creates clouds of pink, candy floss bubbles.
Part of the Naked line are shower gels offering a variety of scents, such as rose absolute and rose oil from damask roses for Rose Jam, wonderland of cranberry infusion and fresh blueberry juice for Berry Berry Christmas, and malty blend of tonka and lavender for Twilight shower gel.
Enjoy your bath time with some of the Naked body conditioners. Peppermint and menthol crystals of Christingle help awaken and stimulate the body; Brazilian orange and lime oils of Buck’s Fizz lifts your mood while murumuru and shea butters of this body conditioner helps moisturize; and Fair Traide cocoa, avocado, and mango butters of Snow Fairy that are magically blended together to flutter your skin.
Do away with packaging as LUSH brings you lip tints and lip scrubs from the naked line, that are sure to become your soon-to-be staples. The Sugar Plum Fairy Naked lip tint—also available in lip scrub—gives the super soft Christmas kisses with its Kalahari melon and organic jojoba oils, plus sweet wild orange oil to give you a happy lift. Sweep the Santa Baby lip scrub over your lips for a kissable pout as it’s packed with murumuru and illipe butter and accompanied by coconut and jojoba oils. You can also have this in lip tint.
KNOT WRAPS FOR PRESENTS
With the approach of continuing to focus on packaging that goes for less and finds more use for recycled materials, LUSH is proud to introduce its much larger Knot Wrap collection. The wraps are made from recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton, and each of the reusable fabric comes in different sizes—great for wrapping all sorts of presents.
LUSH, in no doubt, helps shopping for the holidays easier. You can buy gift sets that will woo the person you’re giving it. Among others, they have Sweet Christmas (Candy Mountain bubble bar and Think Pink bath bomb), The Night Before Christmas (Shoot For The Starts bath bomb and Christmas Eve bubble bar), Rosy Christmas (Rose Jam naked shower gel, Rose Jam bubbleroon), Starry Night (Twilight sparkle jar and Twilight naked shower gel), and Christmas Bathtime Favourites (Golden Wonder bath bomb, Shoot for the Stars bath bomb, Never Mind the Ballistics bath bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Christmas Sweater bath bomb, Sherbet Dip bath bomb, Thundersnow bath bomb, and Butterbear bath bomb).
With these new treats courtesy of LUSH, forget about worrying what to buy for the person you picked for the Kris Kringle or thinking what to get for your loved ones. Swing by the nearest LUSH store and take your pick!
In the Philippines, Lush is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located atAlabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, and Shangri-La Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, and TriNoma Mall. Visitfacebook.com/LushPhilippines or follow @lushcosmeticsph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
SMASHBOX GOES HIGH-IMPACT WITH NEW PALETTES AND LIPSTICKS
Shaking up the local beauty scene yet again, beauty juggernaut Smashbox Cosmetics introduces a fresh selection of head-turners to the Philippine market. Bringing no less than a curated assemblage of pigment-packed beauty essentials, Smashbox fulfills the wishes of beauty junkies and makeup hoarders by officially launching the Cover Shot Eye Palette, Spotlight Palette and Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
THE COVER SHOT EYE PALETTE
“Makeup artist in our L.A. Photo Studio live and die by our pigment-packed eye shadow shades. These seven palettes give you everything you need-including two oversized bases- to create your own cover-worthy looks at home.”- Lori Taylor-Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist
THINK: Blow-your-mind eye shadows packed with powerful pigments and mesmerizing colors so you always land the cover shot
Taking inspiration from the of-the-moment trends that breeze through the doors of the iconic Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, the Cover Shot Eye Palettes are equal parts diverse and hard-hitting. Each swipe packs a punch of heavy-duty color in a single swipe. Giving beauty aficionados all the elements needed to create unforgettable eye makeup looks, each pocket-sized palette houses six high-pigment colors and two base shades that blend like a charm.
Four variations of the go-anywhere beauty staple will be made available in the Philippines at a standard retail price of P1,500.00. Perhaps best described as fire in a palette, Ablaze contains incandescent reds and browns inspired by the sear and scorch of the desert. Golden Hour promises a soft inner glow reminiscent of the sun’s rising and setting, with a moody purple shimmer as an unexpected palate cleanser. Aptly named, the Matte palette delivers ultra-pigmented creamy shades that go from neutral to dramatic. A stark opposite, the Metallicpalette features golds, silvers and pearlescent colors, all topped off with a foil finish.
GET IT ON: Choose your base color and smooth onto your lids. Then layer, blend and mix-and-match shades to create your own exceptional cover look. Pair with shadow primer for a long-lasting look.
THE SPOTLIGHT PALETTE
“Casey and I met on set while she was making videos at the Studio. Right away I knew we needed to collaborate- her knowledge of highlighting and how to use light to create a photo-fabulous face made her the perfect partner.”- Davis Factor, Founder and Celebrity Photographer
THINK: Your own lighting crew hiding in your bag
Fret not, ladies and gents, Smashbox’s Spotlight Palette is ridding us of our fears of stepping into bad lighting. This palette triple threat of a palette contains Blow a Fuse, Crank It Up and Turn It On––two shimmer finishes and one high shine shade to kick your glow up a notch. Available in Pearl, each highlight shade boasts of a glow-from-within effect that adds effortless dimension wherever applied. The Spotlight Palette, retailed at P1,800.00, was created in close collaboration with YouTube’s own highlighting guru, Casey Holmes. Delivering nothing less than the best, pro tips to getting three of Holmes’ beauty looks are included with the product.
GET IT ON: Wear each shade alone or layer together to build your ultimate glow. Can also be applied over blush or non-tour for added dimension.
THE ALWAYS ON MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK
“On Set, lip color needs to last for 6 hours, yet look as vibrant as if you’d just put it on. This breakthrough liquid formula does it all, hydrating lips while producing a wash of beautiful, velvety color with unprecedented staying power.” – Lori Taylor-Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist
THINK: A lip-smoothing, 8-hour power pout that just won’t budge, on-set and off
Meet your new holy grail. Smashbox Cosmetics has perfected the ultimate smudge, budge and kiss-proof lipstick to take our pouts from morning to night. Crafted with Advanced Polymer Technology, the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick stays put and pigmented for up to eight hours while Primer Oil Complex keeps the lips hydrated and supple, even with the clock ticking. Armed with a precise tip, the fool-proof product makes for stress-free application.
Always On’s velvety smooth matte formula, retailed at P1250.00 a pop, is offered in 11 neutral, pink and red shades. Subdued rose shade Babe Alert, neutral pink In Demand and deep nude Stepping Out make for a perfect go-to for errands in the day or a hectic workday. The pink shades are just a promising: mauve pink Dream Huge and rose-toned Big Spender are soft while pink coral shades Baja Bound and Blast Off provide a punchy kick of color. Smashbox also keeps a variety of reds is also within reach, from the yellow red Bang Bang and deep red Bawse, to dramatic deep brick shade Disorderly and warm red-meets-plum Miss Conduct.
WHY IT’S UNIQUE: The unique liquid matte formula is infused with a propriety Primer Oil Complex, rich in moisturizing jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils. Always smooth and never drying, the new Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick keeps lips soft-as-suede, supple and comfortable. The precision tip can be used to expertly line lips and simply fill them in.
In the Philippines, Smashbox is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is available in Beauty Bar stores located at Alabang Town Center, Central Square, Eastwood, Estancia, Galleria, Glorietta, Greenbelt 5, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Midtown, Mall of Asia, Podium, Rockwell, Shangri-la, Trinoma, UP Town, Paseo de Sta Rosa, Marquee, Ayala Center Cebu Visit beautybar.com.ph, facebook.com/BeautyBarPH,ssili
CHARMING CHARLIE ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
WITH KENDALL + KYLIE BRAND
Charming Charlie, the women’s contemporary jewelry and accessories retailer known for its shop-by-color concept, has recently partnered with the Kendall + Kylie brand to create a limited-edition capsule collection is available at Central Square
The exclusive handbag collection reflects Kendall and Kylie’s stylish personalities showcasing feminine and avant-garde inspirations made of premium materials and elevated hardware competitively priced from Php 2,300.00.
The long-planned product range is a joint effort of making unique designs easily accessible to all fashion-forward women irrespective of income and age group.
ABOUT CHARMING CHARLIE
Charming Charlie offers unrivaled value through high quality style and an accessible price. Launched in 2004 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Chanaratsopon, the brand is known for merchandising its broad assortment of product by color, ranging in price from $5 to $150 for select limited edition items. Charming Charlie has more than 385 global retail stores across the United States, Canada, Middle East, and the Philippines.
In the Philippines, Charming Charlie is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc.,and islocated at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central and Glorietta. Visit www.charmingcharlie.com or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.