Friday 27 July 2018

B&&B by Zalando 2018: introducing BOA17

Bread&Butter by Zalando present the exclusive collaboration with leading cultural platform 032c:BOA17 a unique capsule collection inspired by footballer and fellow Berliner Jerome Boateng.
On the pitch his nickname is BOA and his number is 17 so of course that is were the inspiration for BOA17 comes from. BOA17 is a hyperpersonal unisex collection inspired by a few of Jerome's favourite things: dogs, hip-hop, camo and the colour baby blue.
Launching late August 2018 the collection is available at Bread&&Butter and on

Photos credit: Jonas Lindstroem

NUXE Huile Prodigeuse Limited Edition 2018

For 2018 Nuxe has created a very special Limited Edition collector's bottle of its iconic Huile Prodigeuse. Botanical prints and radiant effects adorn the bottle heralding an essential return to all that is natural and responding to the need to slow pace and get back in touch with our wild nature. The sunny and distinctive design of the Limited Edition is truly an invite to live in harmony with Summer. Your skin will love the nurturing cares and sensual fragrance of the Huile Prodigeuse. The multi-purpose oil nourishes, repairs and beautifies face, body and hair in a flash. The Huile Prodigeuse composed by a natural composition of 7 botanical oils and enriched with vitamin E is free from mineral oils and silicone.
A drop of the Huile Prodigeuse on the face is enough to protect skin from 90 % of free radicals while on the body is great to use on stretchmarks. Its unique dry oil texture leaves skin soft and supple with a non-greasy finish.
The Huile Prodigeuse is really a must-have product for Summer and holidays and I am in love with its addictive scent evoking the sensuality of warm sand.

Thursday 26 July 2018

HUBLOT: Spirit of Big Bang Blue

The HUBLOT Spirit of Big Bang Blue reflects the colors of the sea and it has been anchored exclusively in all Hublot boutiques for the summer.
So, whether you're on vacation on the shores of Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur cliffs or the Emerald Coast to the bays of Capri, make a stopover at our waterfront boutiques: Geneva - Cannes, St Tropez - Porto Cervo or Monaco and immerse yourself in the endless expanse of blue of the Spirit of Big Bang Blue. The blue of its polished glass beaded ceramics and its alligator leather strap on white rubber reflects the sky-blue light reflections of the water. Sea, ocean or lake, in which waters do you dive? Pay attention to your Spirit of Big Bang Blue and be carried away by the rhythm of your freedom.
The Spirit of Big Bang expresses the spirit of the Big Bang and Hublot in a barrel-shaped watch. 6 H-shaped titanium screws, a "sandwich" case construction, and materials that honor the Art of Fusion. A watch that beats to the beat of one of the best ever developed Swiss chronographs, the HUB4700 movement with 50-hour power reserve.
Limited to 100 pieces and numbered, the Spirit of Big Bang Blue is available exclusively in our boutiques.

Photos courtesy of HUBLOT

CHEESECAKE FRAPPUCCINOS now available at Starbucks!

This summer makes for big surprises - especially for Frappuccino and Cheesecake lovers. Because the super creamy, delicious seduction is now available as Blueberry, Caramel and Mocha Cheesecake Frappuccino at your local Starbucks. So delicious!

Caramel Cheesecake Frappuccino

The mix of Caramel and Coffee with our cheesecake mix is wrapped in 
Caramel Drizzle, garnished with whipped cream and sprinkled with crispy biscuit pieces.

Blueberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Fruity blueberry puree in a cheesecake mix, 
garnished with whipped cream and sprinkled with crispy biscuit pieces.

Mocha Cheesecake Frappuccino

Dark chocolate sauce in a coffee-cheesecake mix, garnished 
with whipped cream and sprinkled with crispy biscuit pieces.

BELVEDERE VODKA celebrates the opening of its Urban Garden

Belvedere Vodka, the first luxury vodka in the world, is proud to announce the opening of the Belvedere Urban Garden in the majestic Hotel Kempinski, Floor Two, for the summer of 2018. The Belvedere House wishes to offer its guests an experience in total immersion with nature. Come discover and live a unique moment in this permanent haven of peace; The Belvedere Urban Garden.
The Belvedere Garden will pay homage to the naturalness of the raw materials used for the composition of the vodka as well as those used for the collection of Spritz cocktails; Dankowskie Polish rye of superior quality, fresh herbs, citrus fruits and cucumber. The concept is inspired by the return to nature, a principle dear to Belvedere Vodka.
The experience is a celebration of the brand's commitment to using natural ingredients and simple cocktail creations.

Photos courtesy of Belvedere Vodka

The Belvedere Spritz
30 ml of Belvedere vodka
30 ml White Lillet
2 slices of grapefruit
1 sprig of thyme

Add evenly sparkling water and Fever Tree tonic water. Mix all ingredients in a stemmed glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with two slices of grapefruit and a sprig of thyme.


MAC celebrates National Lipstick Day like no other brand with an array of special offers available for the weekend of July 28th - 29th 2018. MAC will share its love for fellow lipstick lovers with free, tasty, full size colour!  (with a purchase of min. CHF 35) Offer available at MAC online shop, MAC Stores Zurich and Luzern, MAC Jelmoli ZH, Manor ZH, Manor Lausanne, Manor Geneva, Globus Geneva, Globus Lausanne and Manor Lugano on July 28th and July 29th 2018.

"Putting on some lipstick is probably the number one quick-fix way of looking “ready”. It’s your attitude, style, mood, intent and emotion, all in one swipe of colour. M·A·C’s vast and diverse palette has always been about choosing that identity and expressing it in the most beautiful way possible.” – Terry Barber, M·A·C Cosmetics Global Director of Makeup Artistry

Caudalie Vinosource: a natural source of hydration

All these beach and pool days can take the toll on our skin, which surely needs an extra hydrating treat. 
Caudalie’s Vinosource range provides an effective, very natural and highly sensory solution for all skin types lacking hydration. Two star products, that draw their main active ingredients from the vine and grapes, work together to create a simple yet highly effective routine.
The Ultra-concentrated and highly natural (97%) S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum intensely infuses hydrating and soothing active ingredients into the skin, even the most dehydrated one. A plant-based moisture surge for a dryness emergency or year-round use.
The Moisturizing Sorbet with a light and airy texture turns into water on contact with the skin to instantly soothe and hydrate. Its notes of mandarin blossom, lemon tree leaf, cucumber water and fresh mint are pleasant and refreshing.

Vinosource range
is available at
selected pharmacies
selected department stores and

The countdown to LOCARNO71 has started

With only a few days left before the start of Locarno71, some of the Festival venues will be lit up earlier with also an advance double screening taking place Monday 30th of July and Tuesday 31st of July. The lights for the first projections of this edition will be switched on at Piazza Grande, the GranRex and, starting from 27 July also at the spaces of the #LocarnoExperience.
Prefestival is now become an unmissable part of Locarno Festival and this year's movie doesn't need any introduction: Grease. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult film that has made and continues to make everyone dance, Tuesday, July 31st at 9.30 pm, Piazza Grande will surely turn into a leather jacket and quilted hair tribute welcoming the unbridled dances of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
The nights that will characterize Locarno71, however, do not end here. On the contrary, they start earlier. Already on Monday 30th, at 8.30 pm at the GranRex Leopard Club another film will be presented to the public, this time is also a World Premiere: Mario Botta. The documentary dedicated to the Ticinese architect, produced and realized by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè, will be the protagonist of a unique evening at the GranRex, at the special price of CHF 12, made possible thanks to the support of UBS. On the screen, 48 hours before the ribbon cut of Locarno71, the story in pictures of a new challenge by Mario Botta, the tireless architect who in one of his latest projects, the realization of a mosque in China, has found the essence of his subject and inspiration for deep personal and professional reflections.
Between Prefestival and special screenings, the first bright lights of the festival atmosphere this year will be switched on for the off-festival events of the #LocarnoExperience.
There are two main spaces at Locarno71: laRotonda - the village of the Festival, and the Locarno Garden la Mobiliare - the garden of the Festival.
La Rotonda is surely the place to get into the swing of Locarno Festival, which will open already on Friday 27 July, from 18.00 to 3.00, starting the long run of the #LocarnoExperience with 17 evenings of live concerts, Dj set, Food & Beverage and much more: among the bands present on the first weekend also the Drunky Funk, the Balkan Lovers and the Train to Roots who will perform on the stage of the Grand Hotel Swisscom.
 In the heart of the old city on the other hand from 28th of July, the Locarno Garden la Mobiliare will open its doors, again with live music and all that is needed to breathe and experience its unmistakable atmosphere.

Photo credit: Locarno Festival

Wednesday 25 July 2018


Summer it's finally here again and with it the perfect time to sport some great new shades!
Swatch presents its brand new collection consisting of 15 new styles in three cutting-edge eyeglass shapes. So that both quality and product features meet the highest standards Swatch worked once again with Italian Safilo Group, the world's leading eyewear company in the world.
After all, sunglasses are not just an accessory! Each model is designed in a way that the entire eye of the wearer is covered  and thus prevents any accident involving light. In addition  the glasses guarantee 100% UV protection, and also sweat, chemical substances and bumps can not harm the light polyamide. Perfect expression of the new collection also the courage to color that makes Swatch so incomparable. Inspired by international catwalks the glasses in six trendy aviator styles with their multi-layered gold and red tones are surely eyecatchers. Five Sunglasses in the Cat-Eye style will make for a stylish addition to every summer look and four square models ensure coolness even on hot days. Hello Summer! 

Photos courtesy of SWATCH


Luxury brand Bentley Fragrances has just released a new addition to its successful Momentum line: Bentley Momentum Unlimited - a fresh, contemporary fragrance that expresses the boundless freedom drive of urban travelers.
The Momentum Unlimited man loves traveling while enjoying a very special luxury: freedom.
Successful and style-conscious for the Bentley Momentum man  "The sky is the limit."
Whether New York, Dubai, London or Shanghai - he is constantly on road. But he also knows how to live right now and to transform every moment of his journey into an extraordinary memory. 
A fresher interpretation of the invigorating Momentum series, this dynamic fragrance combines the excitement of a stylish journey with the exciting contrast of tingling and sensual chords. Grapefruit and apple are the prelude, before the heart note takes on a new direction and reveals the unmistakable accord of wood and leather notes. The base note captivates with a masculine amber note.

is available at
Lalique Boutique, Zürich
Selected Parfum Shops

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Hello Effortless!

In today's fast-paced world, everyone is on the go and, despite a pronounced sense of style we have less and less time for hair styling. No one wants to spend too much time styling our hair but still we want to have  a cool look. With HELLO EFFORTLESS, SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL  has developed three new product innovations that can be used to create perfectly imperfect styles within seconds. While RESET Shampoo and PRESET Conditioner prepare the hair for styling during the care routine, the new SHAPER iD Hair Spray gives the look a stylish finish.


The clarifying shampoo gently removes styling residues
 in just one shampoo and at the same time gives hair a textured hair feel.


Sebastian's first clear conditioner prepares the hair with a 
heat protection already during washing. 
The texture-enhancing conditioner provides optimum 
grip - for effortless style with lightweight hold.


The remodelable texture spray can be applied to both wet and dry hair, 
styling a perfect undone look in just 5 seconds. 
The spray has a UV light filter and reduces frizz. 
The Shaper iD promises to retain its shape even after hours 
of high humidity for up to 48 hours.

Products available at SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL Salons.


SHISEIDO is opening a new era in cosmetics with ULTIMUNE. The Power Infusing Concentrate is a skincare product with infinite properties. It will act as your skin's guardian, it repairs visible damages and it is the first product to reactivate skin's multi-defensive power to resist, protect and regenerate against harmful aggressors. Thanks to ULTIMUNE  skin rediscover its ultimate timeless beauty: perfect, flawless and glowing with health. ImuGeneration Technology uses powerful natural extracts to encourage skin's ability to defend its own ideal condition.
Clinical tests showed that after applying  Ultimune for 4 weeks, volunteers noticed an improvement of the 4 skin's multi-defensive powers: the power to resist, power to protect, power to regenerate and power to strenghten. Skin is firmer, denser and wrinkle are less visible.

Love affair with check!

ESPRIT is turning one of fashion's most loved patterns to create trendy yet timeless pieces that will make you look edgy and polished!
For its Autumn '18 collection ESPRIT gives us wardrobe staples such as oversized blazers, feminine blouses, sharp pants and long-coats, all with a check makeover. The collection features sexy shapes as well as tailored pieces in different check shades. ESPRIT new collection definetely blends contemporary cool with sophistication and make sure that you will look stylish throughout the season.

SISLEY PARIS introduces Phyto Lip Delight

Sisley Paris introduces: Phyto Lip Delight, a balm that transforms into oil and colour that repairs the lips.
A totally new texture that subtly enhances the beauty of the lips as well as giving a beautiful sheer colour. Phyto Lip Delight is really the perfect combination between make-up and skincare. The balm provides lips softness and hydration as well as a delicately tinted veil. Available in three amazing pastel shades. Used day after day lips are plumped, nourished and protected.

Phyto Lip Delight

Phyto Lip Delight

Phyto Lip Delight


"Get hot and heavy in the tropical-chic shades of Patrick Starrr’s newest collection! Create your own blinding light with the Opalescent Face Powder.
Whether you want to cause a heat stroke with Patrick’s 4 quad eyeshadow palette for a steamy late summer night or give yourself some life with the sun-warmed bronzing powder for a relaxing beach day,
you’ll be having diva feva with every single product of this collection. Glam is what we serve."

Available exclusively at 
MAC Manor Geneva, MAC Manor Zurich
 and at

Monday 23 July 2018

Let's remove our makeup like the pros with NIVEA MicellAIR EXPERT

Removing our make up has never been so easy thanks to the new NIVEA MicellAIR EXPERT range. If you are a fan of waterproof mascara just like me you will love the new NIVEA MicellAIR EXPERT Eye Make-up Remover, formulated with dry oil it removes perfectly waterproof mascara as well as caring for the sensitive eye area. The lightweight formula infused with black tea extracts effectively sweeps away mascara and eye makeup in a flash. If you love two-in-one products then the MicellAIR Expert Micellar Water, made with the same formula as the Eye Make-up Remover it can be used on both face and eyes. It removes even the most stubborn make-up without the need of rubbing. The MicellAIR Expert Micellar Make-up Remover Wipes are your perfect partner to use on the go, while travelling , or on holiday as they conveniently remove make-up and waterproof mascara without leaving any greasy residue on skin.

Lepard Club Award 2018 to MEG RYAN

Thanks to her witty character and the unique ability to combine beauty and irony. For years the undisputed queen of romantic comedy, but capable over time also to challenge herself with other genres such as drama and thriller.
Meg Ryan occupies a key role in the popular collective imagination it is proven by the gallery of characters who have animated films that have become - in their field - cult movies. 
Just think of the films that were born from the meeting with Nora Ephron, the screenwriter and director who realized three cult films: When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998). Works in which the talent of Meg Ryan was also enhanced by the ability to duet in full harmony with actors such as Billy Crystal or Tom Hanks.
Locarno Festival wants to pay tribute to her career through one of its most prestigious awards: the Leopard Club Award. So, following Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Andy Garcia, Stefania Sandrelli, Adrien Brody, this year Piazza Grande will be all for her on Friday August 3rd for the awarding of the prize.

Photo courtesy of: Locarno Festival

Movie stars @ Locarno71

The nights of Locarno71 will be brightened by many movie stars. Light on Isabella Ragonese, Laetitia Dosch and Marthe Keller. During the eleven Festival days, the stage and the Piazza will turn into a splendid mirror and setting for the great international cinema, with well-known faces beloved by the public as well as authors who have left their mark on the history of the seventh art and the Locarno Festival among others Ethan Hawke, Antoine Fuqua and Jean Dujardin.

Photo credit: @LocarnoFestival

LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY partecipants announcement

For the younger generations Locarno Pro's Academy represents a unique opportunity to discover and better understand the world of the Industry and its challenges. The 2018 edition will be characterized by collaboration and creativity.
The 10 selected partecipants work in the fields of traditional and digital distribution, management, international sales, festivals and marketing. They come from France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Russia. Everyone followed an atypical path that demonstrates their passion for cinema.
The Industry Academy will be the perfect opportunity for them not only to dialogue with a group of high-level professionals, but also to ask questions and enrich the experience in their professional field and to better understand that of their colleagues.
Invited speakers and tutors for the 2018 edition: Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda), Bobby Allen (MUBI), Matthijs Wouter Knol (Berlin EFM), Virginie Devesa (Alpha Violet), Pierre Menahem (Still Moving), René Wolf (Eye Film), Janet Pierson (SXSW), Franklin Leonard (The Black List) and others.

Photo credit: Locarno Festival

Must-have of the season: Levi's streetwear jeans

For fall/ winter 2018, Levi's® is plunging head-on into the sneaker and streetwear era with its new streetwear jeans to create styles that combine today's trends with the coolest looks of the '80s and' 90s. And while skintight fits will surely be with us for quite a while, the jeans world now has a sheer variety of silhouettes and fits as well as matching tops with graphic print to pick up on the urban vibe. From the washed-out 501® 90s-style jeans like Kurt Cobain, to the high-waist mom jeans seen in Friends' first season, to Diddy's retro sportswear from the days when he called himself Puff Daddy. Key pieces of the season are the High-Rise 501® Crop for women and the Hi-Ball Roll for men - both combine perfectly with cool shoes.

Photos courtesy of Levi's

Record of visitors at Moon & Stars 2018

57 unforgettable concerts, 25 food-trucks and 11 bars: the Moon & Stars Festival in Locarno was once again a successful experience in every sense. 55,000 music fans attended the concerts in Piazza Grande and altogether over 120,000 visitors have passed between Largo Zorzi and Piazza Grande in the 13 days of the event, which is an absolute record. Even more people have followed "the most beautiful festival of Switzerland" on social media: 2 million users have been reached on Instagram and Facebook.
The Moon & Stars 2018 brought top artists to Ticino, which for nine nights have thrilled the
55,000 visitors of the impressive stage of Piazza Grande. The Festival was opened with the great power and emotions by Anastacia and then followed by Nex, Max Pezzali and Francesco Renga. For rapper Bligg the stage was not enough, so he sang from a balcony overlooking the sold out Piazza Grande. Over 10,000 people on the same evening sang loudly with the Fantastischen Vier.
The Script, Rita Ora, James Arthur and Milky Chance were some of the big names on stage during this edition. Emotional moments were assured by James Blunt, Emeli Sandé and Adel Tawil.
Rock wasn't neglected at Moon & Stars with the Sunrise Avenue, Gianna Nannini and the Scorpions. And of course there was room also for national artists such as Hecht, Baschi and Pegasus. The artists have appreciated the unique setting of the historic center of Locarno just like their fans. 
Thanks to the Food & Music Street located between the lake and Piazza Grande it has been possible to offer a culinary paradise each day.
During the 13 days 25 food-trucks with a variety of almost 100 dishes and 11 bars have fulfilled all the wishes of the 120000 visitors. The delicacies could also be savored during the concerts in "Piazza Piccola", on whose stage a total of 38 artists played their music making it one of the highlights for many visitors. All the concerts of the "Piazza Piccola" were free just like last year, including the opening concerts of the Italian stars Ricchi and Poveri and respectively the closing night with Nickless. Additional attractions such as fire eaters, jugglers and break dance dancers have made the wonderful summer evenings perfect.

Thursday 5 July 2018

adidas bodycare presents the new ADIPOWER Anti-traspirant Deodorant

adidas Body Care presents the ADIPOWER Anti-Perspirant Deodorant intelligent body response technology. The new anti-perspirant for men offers up to 72 Hours of reliable protection against sweat and body odor. In order to guarantee maximum deodorant protection also during peak performances the ADIPOWER Anti-Perspirant was developed in close cooperation with athletes.
ADIPOWER's ultra-efficient formula benefits from a high concentration of anti-perspiration molecules, which provide up to 72 hours of protection against perspiration and body odor. 
These active ingredients are enriched with an innovative double-encapsulation technology that is activated by sweat and also by movement. 
For powerful sprints or long stamina runs, you need an anti-perspirant that can withstand maximum energy and endless determination of the wearer. Thanks to its intelligent body-response technology that adapts its effect to the body the ADIPOWER Anti-perspirant supports even during the highest efforts. The heat-activating technology adapts to the wearer by releasing double-encapsulated scent molecules as soon as body temperature increases due to sweating or activity.
ADIPOWER for Men has a pure, modern fragrance that opens with a strong and aromatic Sandalwood and patchouli wood chord and is rounded off by a sturdy, masculine chord composed of rockrose leaf and tonka bean. The dynamic and invigorating fragrance world of ADIPOWER guarantees long lasting freshness and reliable odor control. Available from the same range also is the ADIPOWER Showergel for Men.

NARS ORGASM 2018 Collection

For Summer 2018 NARS is launching four new Orgasm for lipsticks and cheeks. Yes, you have heard it right NARS is adding a few new products to the iconic Orgasm collection including the Afterglow Lip Balm, Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer and the Illuminating Loose Powder.
NARS Orgasm blush is without a doubt a true iconic product and one of the most-loved in the beauty industry. It doesn't come as a surprise that NARS decided to create a line around it. Highlight of the new additions for me is the Afterglow Lip Balm. Delivering a sheer wash of the universally flattering Orgasm shade with a radiant finish the Afterglow Lip Balm also gives you smoother lips thanks to the Monoï hydrating complex.
The Illuminating Loose Powder reflects light off the skin for a naturally glowing look and the Full Vynil Lip Lacquers give you high shine and a reflective finish with a non-sticky texture that glides on.

Available at