Thursday, October 09, 2014

Acne Studios S/S 15 Backstage

Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2015
“I find youth’s relation to luxury striking and wanted to explore it. We brought what we discovered
back to the Acne Studios universe and created an entire wardrobe for the social calendar –
business, parties, travelling and leisure including swimwear. The colour palette is classic with acid
accents. Fabrics include organza silk, satin, terrycloth and different treatments of leather.”
––– Jonny Johansson, Creative Director


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

LVMH and Hermès mend relations

LVMH and Hermès mend relations.
Paris, September 3rd 2014 
The President of the Commercial Court of Paris, 
Mr. Franck Gentin, proposed to LVMH and Hermès a 
conciliation in order to bring to an end the conflicts between the 
two groups and restore a climate of 
positive relations between them. 
The two parties having reacted favorably to this proposal,
 signed an agreement under which the 
LVMH Group will distribute all its Hermès 
shares to its shareholders, on the understanding that 
LVMH’s largest shareholder, Christian Dior 
will in turn distribute the Hermès shares it 
receives to its 
own shareholders. 
LVMH, Dior and Groupe Arnault have undertaken 
not to acquire any shares in 
Hermès for the next five years. 
The distribution of Hermès shares, 
approved by the boards of LVMH 
and Dior, will be completed no later than 20th December 2014. 
Following this distribution, Groupe 
Arnault will hold around 8.5% of 
the capital of Hermès International. 
By virtue of the agreement reached today,
 LVMH and Hermès have brought to an end the conflict, and 
all related actions, between them. 
Mr. Axel Dumas and Mr. Bernard Arnault both express
 their satisfaction that relations between the two 
groups, representatives of France’s savoir-faire, have now been restored. 
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in 
Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes 
Moët & Chandon, Dom
Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart,
 Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, 
Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Wen Jun, Belvedere, 
10 Cane, Chandon, Cloudy Bay,
Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape
Mentelle, Newton et Numanthia. Its Fashion and Leather Goods 
division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, 
Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas 
Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, 
Nicholas Kirkwood and Loro Piana. 
LVMH is present in the Perfumes and 
Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, 
Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, 
Parfums Kenzo, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising 
cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh).
 LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well 
as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché,
 la Samaritaine and Royal Van Lent. LVMH's 
Watches and Jewelry division 
comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, 
Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd, 
a joint venture created 
with the world’s leading diamond group. 
Courtesy of LVMH.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Anna Mouglalis wears Chanel


Anna Mouglalis, actress in the film "Il Giovane Favoloso", wore a dress from the Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Haute Couture collection for the première of the film 
in Venice on September 1st.

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Acne Studios Paris Men FW 2014

Viviane Sassen portrays Vivien Solari 
for Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2014
The latest installment in the collaboration between 
photographer Viviane Sassen and Acne Studios
sees model Vivien Solari shot in black and white.
Previous seasons’ landscape settings have been replaced 
by a minimal and monochrome ambience, 
reinforcing the sculptural elements that 
are significant of Sassen’s style.
The imagery will reach key cities and 
during September as a part of launching
the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2014 collections.

All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Acne Studios Paris.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

5 Stars Lunch @ Grand Hotel Kempinski Genève

 Welcome to Geneva!

Jet d'eau.

To discover a city and experience it properly, 
there is nothing better than a first-rate locale. 
At a mere ten-minute
walk and 5 minutes by boat from 
downtown stands the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, 
with an unimpeded view of the Jet d’eau, 
the Mont-Blanc and the Old Town.

Why is this Luxury Hotel so special?
What is that makes it unique in its genre?

Here are some of Kempinski’s "extravagant ideas".


Far from the usual handful of flower containers of

aromatic herbs, this is an actual garden: 30 metres

of plantation where one can admire over 16

varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

“We are the only Five-Star Hotel in the city to offer such
an arrangement.
The symbolism that goes with it
is huge: we are relying as much as we can on
fresh, high-quality local produce.”

In the early summer of 2012, the
Executive Chef selected a
 farm not far from the city, where
cows have since been dedicated to the
production of dairy products for our
establishment: cream, cheese, butter, milk…
The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is
supplied by farmer Claude Biéri of the Avully
farm, one of the last 5 in Geneva, which
collaborates with Vivadis dairy products.
Let us celebrate local production!

The hotel also offers its own wine, “the Grill vintage”,
a subtle mix of Merlot and Gamaret. 

And the establishment’s roofs is hosting
beehives for the production of Kempinski honey,
estimated at 80 kg a year.
Lovely nods to Switzerland,
 in line with the “Green Attitude”
 that has been developing
for over a year within our establishment.
Now come with us to meet
Le Grill Restaurant
at Grand Hotel Kempinski Genève
synonym of culinary conceptual excellence!

Watch the video!

I was recommended to try the "Fumoire", 
a tasty but healthy Starter made of thin raw salmon slices,
served with creamy guacamole and refreshing quinoa salad.

Open kitchen. 
So you can watch the Chef at work!

Le Grill - Location by night. 
So romantic...

Signature dish.

Perch fillets, a typical local dish, are always a
touchy subject: they are not easy to get from
Lake Geneva. By dint of perseverance, in early
fall of 2012, the Chef reached an agreement to
supply the hotel with one of the last local
fishermen. The FloorTwo is proud to present its
signature dish: authentic perch fillets from Lake
Geneva! No less than 50 kg of fresh perches are
caught each week to meet the demand.

This precious chocolate 
merveille was my dessert
I wrote precious for a reason:
This generous brush stroke 
on the plate is made of 
edible gold!!!

It all looked amazing and tasted even better!
See you soon!
Many many thanks to
every single member of the Staff
who made us feel like home.

 Some pictures are taken by me,
some are a Courtesy of 
Grand Hotel Kempinski Genève.

New Magic Mirror's team
strongly recommends the Hotel
and its Restaurants.
Book Your Stay Now!