Set the date: August 6th it is finally possible for all ladies, and their accompanying wallets, to get their hands (especially their nails) on a Christian Louboutin piece. I am not talking about a bargain version of the famous high heels with the characteristic red sole. Mr Louboutin is launching a nail polish, available for only € 50. Available in the typical Louboutin red, so your finger nails match the soles. Apparently it took over three years to perfect the nail polish. In August the perfection is completed: get the nail polish in selected stores and own your very own Louboutin (in case you don’t want to spend hundreds of Euros for the shoes.)
PS: the bottle alone is a stunner, resembling the long typical Louboutin black heel.
I have been following Maja Wyh’s fashion blog mayawyh.com for a very long time. I like her very urban looks, the effortless way she combines pieces with an always stylish outcome. I constantly think that she is the typical SET woman: always feminine with a glamorous rock chic.
You can imagine how great it was to see her at the SET x Interview Magazine party in Berlin for Fashion Week wearing SET and expressing her admiration for the label.
The very gorgeous and petite blogger visited the SET stand at Bread & Butter the next day and looked equally stylish in another SET outfit and couldn’t hold back and tried on many different looks.
Check out her blog post for Berlin Fashion Week and these lovely images of her in some very hot SET items.
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
So good to finally hear new music by Robyn. For this song she teams up with Norwegian electronic group Röyskopp. Just as all of her previous outings this pure dance pop sensation with a catchy chorus proves her great musical abilities and therefore justifiably my tune for this week.
Believe it or not but we got into Chiltern Firehouse in London, the new celeb hotspot and hottest restaurant in town. Be aware that you need to book a table six months in advance and from what I have heard there is a waiting list for the waiting list.
So why is this place, located in an old firehouse in London’s posh Marylebone area, so highly coveted? I suppose it is a mixture of different aspects. First, owner André Balazs knows what he is doing: he is the guy behind famous Chateau Marmont in LA or the Mercer in New York. Hence he knows how to attract the stars and starlets. Then Chef Nuno Mendes creates little delish magic with crab doughnuts or grilled octopus. Complete that with a model lookalike staff and a spectacular interior with high ceilings, an open kitchen and huge doors (old firehouse after all!).
The restaurant also must have a great PR team, every day you read in UK newspapers what famous person got snapped by the dozens of paparazzi lining outside the night before. Kate Moss went there last night for dinner, David Beckham launched his H&M swimwear at the restaurant and even Bill Clinton was a guest. And all of this in just one year since its opening.
On my most recent trip to London we managed to get in after playing some secret tricks. It was exciting and definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately no spotting of celebrities for us so we could fully concentrate on the atmosphere and food. And that is what it is all about, no?
The latest trend for hair stylists and beauty specialists is Moroccanoil, an innovative treatment for damaged hair.
We constantly see lots of campaigns and adverts for the newest and best products for your hair but this is really different than all the others: because it really works. It is made out of oil (as the name suggests) which is something new for hair care products.
The founder, Carmen Tal, was getting an oil treatment on a trip through Israel. Instantly her problematic hair (caused by years of dyeing) became softer and shinier.
Impressed by this transformation she founded Moroccanoil to provide the same treatment for all women. She worked closely with a team of experts to perfect the formula and Moroccanoil was born.
The line, only available in salons, consists among others of shampoo and conditioner, a hydrating mask or styling cream.
Go and get it: your hair will thank you!
Snoop Dog ft Pharrell Williams – Beautiful
This one is an oldie but goody. Well, only a little bit more than ten years but for the music industry (just as for fashion) this is a lot. However the songs as well as its accompanying video are just perfect for summer. In addition I am a huge Pharrell fan so Beautiful has to be the tune for this week.
For Berlin Fashion Week, SET and Interview Magazine threw a spectacular party at Soho House in Berlin.
Our guests, including top model Eva Padberg, blogger Maja of majawhy.com, actress Alexandra Neldel and socialite Shermine Sharivar, were treated with champagne, seared tuna, and warm chocolate tartlets. A special addition to the celebration was the public viewing event of the World Cup semi finale. The already legendary match between Germany and Brasil was one of the many highlights that evening.
The gorgeous crowd, many of whom wore the newest SET items, danced the night away and were each given an exclusively designed SET t-shirt as goodbye present.
Have a look at the images and watch the video here to share in the exuberant joy
The Cafe Royal, the famous luxury hotel on Regent Street, has a new first class urban retreat to offer, the Akasha.
Akasha, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘space’, entails the four elements of nature: air, fire, water and earth. Therefore this new concept includes these four aspects with back massages with hot stones and a session at London’s first Watsu pool. The earth aspect is represented with the healthy lounge bar and air breezes through the studios. Eastern traditions are paired with Western approaches.
The Spa, designed by Chipperfield Architects, is a 1,200 sq m space far under the hotel. Its 18m pool is the central point surrounded by orchids and soothing colors. Lots of marble with warm wood details create a relaxing atmosphere.
What I enjoyed most was definitely the wood-based Elemental Herbology with rosemary and nutmeg for a soft and smooth skin. The private hammam is also an experience I definitely want to relive. The spa is open for non-guests of the hotel as well (e.g. £180 for an Indian massage) and for a small fortune you can get a year membership to the spa. This actually sounds like heaven…
100 years of glamour – that is the new campaign by Max Factor staring Hollywood star, author, health freak and style icon Gwyneth Paltrow.
The company, founded in 1909, was very influential in the creation of personal beauty and looks of the past century. First specialized in movie makeup, the company is now one of the leading beauty brands.
To celebrate its roots and legacy Max Factor asked Gwyneth Paltrow to portray four iconic beauty stars of the last decades.
For the 1950s Audrey Hepburn, the 60s are represented with Brigitte Bardot, the 70s with Farah Fawcett and the 1980s, of course, with Madonna.
The campaign looks great and Gwyneth shines (thanks to the help of leading makeup artist Pat McGrath).
Enjoy the images on harpersbazaar.co.uk until they will hit magazines from summer onwards.
CHVRCHES – We Sink
We Sink by CHVRCHES was on the heaviest rotation at SET headquarters this week so inevitably my tune for the week. CHVRCHES (just pronounce it churches) are a Scottish dance trio that make electronic music with an 80s vibe under a bubble gum voice. Dance along to this tune and enjoy these summer days.