Sunday, July 30, 2017

Claude Bernard Enchanté Collection | Afternoon Tea @ Senja, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

What time is it? It is tea time!

Let's take some time-out (literally) to appreciate the finer things in life.

Claude Bernard, an innovative watch manufacturer from Switzerland with an eminent watchmaking heritage of over 40 years produces exquisite Swiss Made classic timepieces. Each of its timepieces from the various collections are individually hand-assembled with genuine Swiss Made precision movements.

What makes it better is that despite the quality, reliability and undisputed elegance, Claude Bernard is a highly accessible watch as it does not come with a hefty price! Wouldn't that be an appealing gift idea?

I've got my eye on the Enchanté ladies’ watch collection that exudes an exceptional feminine grace, yet staying true to its European roots. 

The heartbeat behind the Enchanté ladies’ watch collection is the Ronda Swiss-made quartz movement. The timepiece is cleverly designed with a special engraving that marks the hours to create an illusion of a sparkling diamond. Selected timepieces spot a sunray dial that helps to elevate the timepiece and create an illusion of 3D. The slightly oversized lugs add a touch of vintage an elegance to a contemporary timepiece for the modern woman.

20500 37R APR2 - RPP: RM 1,685.40 (before GST)

This 28mm exquisite timepiece with rose-gold platting has been my everyday-watch for the past 2 weeks. I appreciate how it was specially designed for girls like me who desire a versatile watch suitable for both formal and dress-down events, yet without compromising the basic trendy elements. The colour (which happens to be my regular choice for all my accessories) spells elegance, and the slim mesh bracelet (adjustable) sits right on my delicate wrist ^^

Photo credit to Andy Kho.

I first wore it to an English tea party at Senja, The Saujana Hotel KL with my floral jumpsuit. 

On daily basis, I am wearing it to my office as it matches well with my formal working attire.

For those who fancy leather watch, they do have some pretty classy and vintage leather watches from other collections. Whether it be ladylike, bold, conservative, vintage, contemporary, Claude Bernard sure has something that matches your preferred style. And what they all have in common: accessible luxury and elegance.

Great timeless gift presented along with delicious desserts. It was a perfect afternoon thanks to Senja and Claude Bernard.

Where to get Claude Bernard:

Parkson: KLCC 1st Floor Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur; Pavilion Level 3, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur; Sunway Velocity G-16, Ground Floor, Sunway Velocity Mall, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Isetan: KLCC 3rd Floor Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur; 1 Utama Level 1, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

SOGO: Kompleks SOGO, 3D Fashion Arena, 190, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, July 7, 2017

H&M Studio x Colette (2017) Collection


H&M has teamed up with the iconic Parisian concept store Colette for an exclusive edition of H&M Studio AW17. The nine-piece collection is rooted in the main AW17 designs, and features a special colour palette based on Colette’s signature blue, plus two completely unique designs which includes distinctive details such as hand-painted graffiti and jacquards with frayed edges. The street-meets-sophistication of AW17 was inspired by the creativity and energy of New York City, with strong tailoring combined with feminine silhouettes and punk influences for a hard-edged yet chic look.
“We really thought about the modern woman’s wardrobe and what she needs in it – sharp outerwear, soft dresses, flattering knits and statement accessories. For the H&M Studio x Colette collection in particular, we not only combined contrasting fabrics in a garment, but also brought in more colour contrast with the signature Colette blue, which created a more graphic structure and a new, fearless attitude,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.
“There is a real arty yet urban vibe to the H&M Studio x Colette pieces, which not only feels right for the store, but also for like-minded women all around the world. They want that combination of striking yet wearable and, of course, be completely au courant,” says Sarah Andelman, founder and Creative Director of Colette.
The nine pieces in the exclusive edition for Colette includes garments such as a navy and vibrant blue Aline anorak-poncho hybrid in a wool-nylon mix (unique design), a vibrant blue high-neck chiffon minidress with ruffled cuffs, ruffled hem, pin-tucks and fagotting (unique design), a fit-and-flare knee-length yarn-dyed checked dress with long sleeves, round neck, pleating from the waist and hand-painted graffiti overtop and a sleeveless round-neck mini-dress with fishtail hem, wide trim at arm holes and seams to accentuate the female form in either strong blue satin or black and white hairy jacquard.
The H&M Studio x Colette edition launches 21 August 2017 and will be available in-store and online at Colette for two weeks, along with selected pieces from the main H&M Studio AW17 collection in advance of its global release date. The main H&M Studio AW17 collection will be available in Malaysia from 14 September at H&M Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur store.

Images courtesy of H&M.