SINGAPORE (July 9): A sweet start

Longines names award-winning local actress Rebecca Lim as a friend of the brand as she embodies the watch’s slogan — “Elegance is an Attitude”. In the advertising campaigns, Lim is teamed up with the Longines DolceVita watch that features the rectangular case inspired by a model from the 1920s, a nod to the Italian sweet life or la dolce vita. The orange strap brings a sense of fun to the watch (it comes in other colours like lime green, brown, coral or taupe). Of the association, Lim says: “It is an honour to be considered as a member of the Longines family. Longines’ commitment to excellence and elegance represents the very same values I have embraced in my passion for my craft.”

Bags of style

The Roseau handbag by Longchamp returns and with it comes a few design changes (but the signature bamboo-inspired closure remains). This collection is for those who prefer to have their hands free — those out and about will certainly love the new leather crossbody bags. The bags have a structured design and are available in seasonal colours. Longchamp is offering home delivery services for online purchases, contact [email protected] for details.

Pyjama party

As more people choose to continue to work from home, you need to be disciplined enough to know when to shut down and relax. Marks & Spencer has a range of comfortable loungewear that will get you to snuggle up on your sofa to watch the latest Netflix movie. We love this vibrant floral print satin pyjamas with button-down top and matching bottom, both with bold contrast trims.

Walk this way

Skechers introduces a five-piece capsule set of statement shoes for women in their Premium Heritage Limited Edition Collection 2020. The new collection celebrates 25 years of the brand in a grand way with the use of an abundance of on-trend embellishments, such as floral ornaments, rhinestones and ruffle bows. Retailing at $189 each in limited quantities and available exclusively at Skechers Jewel Changi Airport.

The streets of Rome

Beaten & Blown by the Wind is Gucci’s latest limitededition art book and is based on the brand creative director Alessandro Michele’s idea of fashioning a great gift or something for the your coffee table at home. The book features a selection of street portraits, featuring images of the Pre-Fall 2020 collection designed by Michele and shot by American photographer Bruce Gilden who is known for his images of people on the streets. For this book, the city of Rome was chosen as its backdrop and shot in black and white featuring models, actresses, ordinary citizens, many of them wearing Gucci.

You got to wear shades

Rimowa, known for their durable and stylish luggage designs, debuts its eye wear collection with two unisex sunglass lines, Rimowa Bridge and Rimowa Rim. The Spring and Summer line features two classic shapes and several colours available to match your luggage. Rimowa Eyewear has classic shapes like the aviator, square and pantos with traditional or coloured reflective lenses. These sunglasses made to withstand the rigours of travel and come with a protective pouch or case.

A Tradition revered

Breguet’s Tradition 7038 timepiece is an eye-catching item featuring an off-centre dial in iridescent Tahitian mother-of-pearl with 68 diamonds dot the circumference of the bezel. The iconic Breguet hands in gold indicate the hours and minutes are present. Meanwhile, a transparent case back on the reverse reveals the self-winding Breguet 505SR calibre. Its gold rotor embellished with a rosette guilloche motif echoes the decoration of the barrel on the dial. The welded lugs, which are slightly rounded at the edges, provide a holding place for the orange calfskin leather bracelet.

Zero waste

We need to get serious about saving the Earth — there is simply too much as plastic being thrown away. Lexngo, a sustainable lifestyle brand that has a range of eco-friendly lifestyle products under the umbrella of brands by Lexington Limited, might have a solution with its latest line of products. If you plan to buy a meal, take along one of these: Silicone Collapsible FlexiBox, Snack Box, Meal Box, mugs, bottles and Silicone reusable bags that come in various sizes. Every product manufactured and distributed by Lexngo is composed of a variety of molecular arrangements made from 100% food grade silicone that contains 0% plastic, and BPA-free materials. Like the company says: Think reusable and less disposable.

Pests be gone!

Besides the Covid-19 virus, Singapore is also battling a rise in dengue cases. Protect your loved ones with Sharp’s air purifier that comes with a mosquito catcher feature. The Sharp JM40 and JM30 features a unique catcher that is able to reduce up to 91% of Culex mosquitoes, 73% of Aedes mosquitoes, and 72% of houseflies swarming in your household. The air purifiers cost between $599 and $699.

A Gentle connection

Gentle Monster, the Seoul-based eyewear brand, has announced a collaboration with Chinese-Canadian singer, actor and rapper Kris Wu to launch a new line called Gentle Wu. The new collection encapsulates Wu’s own sense of style, an example is the GW001 (retailing at $495) which features an athletic ‘90s-inspired wraparound frame. Meanwhile, the GW002 ($467) comes in a boxy-rectangular frame embellished with gold rivets and chain links. 

Dazzle your wardrobe

Going back to work and looking to complete your office wardrobe? Then you will be pleased to know that your perfect companion is the Montblanc Meisterstück Soft Grain Leather collection which has been described as relaxed, comfortable, focused and always stylish. Some of the 37 products launched include business bags for smart organisation of office and work life. These come in Medium and Ultra Slim Document Cases, Single Gusset Briefcase, Portfolio, Notepad and Notebook Holder. For more leisure moments, opt for the City Bags for urban life with the distinctive zipped front pocket on each piece and travel bags (Medium and Small Duffle) designed to look equally stylish when either globetrotting or city hopping. Finally, there are also a selection of wallets and pocket accessories to complete every look.

Dreams do come true

Dreaming of a perfect complexion? Try Dior Science’s newest additions like the Capture Total Super Potent serum that is formulated to infuse skin with energy from deep within. Each day you will notice the skin is firmer, plumper and more luminous. Within seven days, your skin appears visibly smoothed, firmed, plumped, toned while showing a healthy glow. You can also try the Dream Skin Care & Perfect which coats the skin with its lightweight smoothing cream that gently veils the skin.