chblogChloe Howl – Rumour

What would Pop Music be without the UK? From the Beatles to the Spice Girls, Lily Allen or Robbie Williams… and here is the next big thing: Chloe Howl’s Rumour is this week’s song to sing-a-long!

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Grazia ShopeventA few weeks ago I blogged about the Zoé store opening in Hamburg, a beautifully designed luxury concept store where you can find SET as well.

To celebrate this cooperation between Zoé and SET we designed a special version of our famous and beloved Tyler Leather Jacket, exclusively for Zoé.
This is a big deal and obviously reason enough to party. Hence we teamed up with Grazia Magazine and threw a spectacular party last week at the store.

Lots of champagne, Teriyaki-Salmon and the most delicious cupcakes were served to the stylish crowd (including fashion bloggers, editors and publishers and of course SET people).

Enjoy some of the images and if you’re in Hamburg: check out this lovely store and get your hands on the limited Tyler for Zoé edition.

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featuredImgTemp08What a great addition to London’s culinary scene:  Israeli restaurant the Palomar opened on Rupert Street in Soho.
Chef Assaf Granit already has a place in Jerusalem, which is my favorite restaurant in the city, called Machneyuda. It is the best place to have a fantastic dinner in town.

You can imagine how happy I am that from now on I can always enjoy this near to perfect fusion of Jewish, Mediterranean and Arabic food and atmosphere in London too. What I love most about the Machneyuda is the contemporary approach to traditional dining with the cooks interacting with the hungry crowd, the chefs downing shots in between and loud music to complete this extraordinary experience.

Now back to the Palomar: the entrance is impressive: the bar runs the entire length of the restaurant and the kitchen is open (for previously mentioned reasons).
With Granit being the head chef you can choose no wrong on the menu, whether it is Polpo á la Papi, Labenah tortellini or a deconstructed kebab.

The Palomar provides the authentic Machneyuda experience in central London. What a gain for the city!

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03-Campagnebeeld-The-Future-of-Fashion-is-NowRotterdam was never on my radar as being a fashion city. I had no idea that some fascinating fashion exhibitions were shown in Rotterdam thanks to curators Han Nefkens and fashion expert José Teunissen.
From what I have heard it is definitely worth a visit to go to Rotterdam to see the show: the Future of Fashion is Now which is running until January 18th 2015.

The exhibition tries to find answers and solutions to questions like what is long lasting fashion, how fashion can include designers from all over the world (and not just the Western hemisphere) and how new technologies can be integrated in clothes.

Therefore you can expect a critical view on fashion by innovative designers Viktor & Rolf (Netherlands), Christophe Coppens (Belgium), Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) and Rejina Pyo (Korea) whose work will be on display.

See the exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

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ArianaGrandeAriana Grande – Best Mistake

This woman is everywhere at the moment. And listening to her record you know why: Ariana Grande brings out the best in Pop. I chose Best Mistake for my Tune of the Week, one of her best tracks I think. Enjoy your weekend guys.

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1Finally you can get your hands on this very special fashion coffee-table book. W Fashion Stories shows 11 of the most spectacular, breathtaking, beautiful and exciting fashion editorials from famous W Magazine.
The magazine, which is published ten times a year, is always forefront when it comes to fashion stories and styling and always cooperates with the most forward thinking art directors and photographers

It must have been quite hard picking the eleven best hence I am very much looking forward to see who made the cut. So far I only know that the stories are featuring for example Kate Moss, Amber Valetta and of course Tilda Swinten. The models, all very dramatic and iconic ladies themselves, were photographed by big names like Steven Klein or Steven Meisel. The two forewords to the book were written by W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and Miuccia Prada.

The book was published a week ago. Go and get this must-have book.

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If I had it my way my Tune of the Week could always be another Pharrell Williams song. That is how much of a fan I am and his tunes are constantly on repeat on my music players. However I do not want to bore my readers.
I finally get the chance to write about Pharrell again due to the launch of his very first fragrance simply called Girl. Despite the unambiguous title it is a perfume for women and men.

The Grammy award winning singer always thought about having his own perfume after his first encounter with Comme Des Garcon’s Wonderwood.
Finally he collaborated with the fashion brand (who are in charge of production and distribution) and created a very woodsy scent consisting of neroli, lavender and white pepper.

You need to book a flight to London though if you want to get in touch with Pharrell’s Girl as for now it only hit shelves at Dover Street Market.

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tuneoftheweek_templateKwamie Liv – Lost in the Girl

Think of a blend between M.I.A. and Lana del Rey. Add a little bit of funk and electronic music and you get the music of Danish Kwamie Liv. She likes to keep things private (her real name etc… fair enough!) so she lets the music speak for her. Listen here to Lost in the Girl, one of many great tunes by the newcomer.

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DSC_0344Newly opened United Ramen on Upper Street in London is not just another Japanese restaurant: Chef Aaron is fusing classic Ramen, the traditional Japanese noodle soup, with international influences. The crossover food is simply delicious and as Aaron points out ‘an ode to great Ramen in Japan’.
After trying out various pop-up places that were always packed, time has come to open a restaurant.

Cleverly located in boho Angel, United Ramen is already making headlines in the big smoke.

I haven’t been there yet but will definitely try it out: Korean inspired Salmon Kimchi Ramen or veggie Zesty Teriyaki Butternut just sounds too good to miss out.

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picantemagazine.co.uk

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bodrum-hotel-arrival-deckWhile I am typing these words I can hear the rain pelting on my windows. I suppose now is the perfect timing for a little autumn getaway. A beach would be perfect, some sun even better.

Bodrum in Turkey crosses my mind, not only for the warm temperatures in October but also for its recently opened brand new Mandarin Oriental.
The luxury hotel chain for sure opened Bodrum’s finest hotel to date with its first class services, beautiful beaches, private bays and stunning sea views.
Of course the hotel comes with a spa and wellness center, superb restaurants (choose between Asian, Turkish or Italian) and various bars.
The beautifully designed site blends smoothly into the environment; is quiet and peaceful thanks to the location’s generous vastness.

If these few words cannot persuade you to pack your bags already, the images most certainly will.

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