Check out the video and learn more about this special shoe collection by the talented Gray Malin and Sperry topsider shoes...

Sperry x Gray Malin from Gray Malin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Summer Perfect Shoes from Christian Louboutin Spring Summer 2015 Mens Collection

Below: Summer is here! Time for some Christian Louboutin shoes to set you in the mood for beach vacation season:-P (From top left to bottom: Nazapunta in Loubie Print, Lou Spikes Flat High Tops in Loubie Print, Louis Mens Flat in blue leather)


Below:  Brilliant colours that will bring a smile to your style... (From top to bottom: Cadaques in yellow suede, Chorale Flat in Neptune blue suede, Espananas in black canvas with pineapple embroidery)
Below: Casual footwear with an edge (From top to bottom: Melides Casa Flat in black leather, Melides Casa Flat in orange canvas, Rollerboy spikes in Aqua)
Summer Perfect Shoes: Christian Louboutin Spring Summer 2015 Mens Collection

Spring has arrived for many of you all over the world. And with warmer weather catching up on us, there is no better time than to plan a colourful, cheerful and fun filled wardrobe to celebrate beach vacation season!

Christian Louboutin has come up with many summer appropriate designs that will win you over this SS2015. Bright colours, quirky prints and vacation shoes styles will leave you spoilt for choice and set you in the mood for a getaway right away.

Top of my picks, I love the new Nazapunta, which is a studded sneaker design with a spiky captoe in a slip-on skates style. Skate sneakers styles are hot favourites at the moment, thanks to Céline! These red soled versions are offered in the brightest hue of orange leather (SGD1250) or ‘Loubie Print’ pattern featuring the Christian Louboutin’s symbol on PVC (SGD1250) accented with striking blue. Something casual, something with an edge, something to fall in love with at first sight:-P

If you are into espadrilles for full on summer vibe, the Melides Casa Flat in canvas (SGD800) or leather (SGD900) are a standout from their conventional counterparts. These are lined with spiky studs which again lends an edge to resort footwear. If spikes is not your taste, the pineapple embroidered ‘Espananas’ (SGD1400) will get you basked in tropical fun!

Other fun designs that caught my eye include the Lou Spikes Flat High Tops (SGD1400) in the new ‘Loubie Print’ with red leather trims, the minty aqua green ‘Rollerboy spikes’ (SGD2,200) and bright neptune blue suede ‘Chorale Flat’ (SGD1600) that all pair well with white trousers and pastel shirts. No excuse for not being smartly dressed up for dinner dates at your favourite luxury resort.

Christian Louboutin’s new collection are truly indispensible when you need stunning vacation footwear! I need a pair!


Source: Christian Louboutin

Monday, 16 March 2015

Gray Malin x Sperry Exclusive Spring Summer 2015 Shoe Collection

Below: The very talented photographer, Gray Malin, famous for his aerial photography of beaches and all things happy has collaborated with Sperry for an exclusive collection of summer friendly shoes that features some of his beautiful works! I want a pair:-P
Below: The unisex collection features dock shoes, lace-ups and slip ones... indispensible footwear for a vacation filled summer season!
 
  
Below: The inspiration for this collaboration comes from Gray Malin photographing his own feet wearing Sperry topsider dock shoes in mid air... such as this pic below... Definitely not for those with acrophobia!:-P


Gray Malin x Sperry Exclusive Spring Summer 2015 Shoe Collection

Gray Malin is known for capturing aerial photographs of everything from beaches to penguins to mountain ranges, taken all over the globe. (Orlebar Brown has been featuring some of his beautiful imagery on their iconic swim shorts!) His colourful and almost surreal works convey a sense of optimism in life that brings a smile to anyone who sees them. To capture his iconic images, Malin flies in door-less helicopters and leans out of the side to do his shots. On these adventurous shoots, Gray Malin began snapping pictures of his Sperrys... dock shoes that are a timeless favourite of hedonistic stylish men.

“It’s an exhilarating experience dangling from the side of the shaking helicopter while the wind is whipping you in the face, and having seconds to manually adjust the light to capture a perfect timeless moment,” he says. “During my aerial photo shoots I started snapping pictures of my Sperrys dangling from the side of the helicopter and it inspired me to reach out and see if we could collaborate to bring my images onto the shoes. We are both brands who celebrate a mutual love for the sea and stand for classic style and adventure.”

Hence, for Spring Summer 2015, Malin and Sperry merge their loves for the great oceans to create the perfect capsule shoe collection. This very fun and appealing collection includes four classic Sperry styles featuring three of Malin’s signature aerial seascapes, all recently taken in Portugal, Sicily and South Africa.

The unisex collection offers three silhouettes for both the boys and ladies. Choose from the familiar boat shoes or the easy casual slip-ons, and lace ups. These are shoes which brings new meaning to summer fun in the sun:-P A must have for sun worshippers who want style and art (his prints costs a small fortune to collect!) at the same time. I want one of the dock shoes!

“I definitely vision both men and women of all ages wearing them. Looking at the collection as a whole, each shoe fits a different personality, from preppy to urban, younger to older, and even classic to trendy. I truly love them all but my style has always been classic so I am drawn to the iconic boat shoe.” Says Malin. “The theme of the collection is artistic beach imagery translated onto iconic style, allowing you to bring the essence of escape into your everyday wardrobe and lifestyle”

Get yours now at Sperry.com and select Sperry retail stores (Sorry those of you in Singapore, your best bet is for friends to help you get them. Sperry do not ship to our region). Pricing starts range US$75 to US$88.

“Working with Sperry on the design was a great experience. They did an amazing job working to translate the prints beautifully onto the shoes.”
Malin considers the collaboration a great team effort. I agree too! Need these shoes for summer:-P (Watch the video above to find out more about this collaboration)

 Below: Some of Gray Malin's fantastic photographic work... I love the brilliant composition and colours... a style that is uniquely his own!



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Source: Gray Malin

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time

Below: Introducing the new Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time launched recently during SIHH 2015... read on to find out what features this handsome timepiece packs! Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo wore one during the recent 87th Academy Awards... speaks a lot about this latest addition to the Montblanc timepiece collection:-)
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time
as worn by actor Mark Ruffalo during the recent 87th Academy Awards

Today is the last day of Chinese New Year and the festive season (in Asia, at the very least, following Christmas and New Years in consecutive months) ends and a normal work year will commence.

What better way to get back in gear than to treat yourself to a new timepiece. This time, just launched during January at SIHH 2015... Montblanc delivers another noteworthy timepiece for horology fans and savvy gentlemen. Check out their latest Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time.

This new addition to the Montblanc brand is equipped with a complication developed in-house by Montblanc, enabling it to display a second zone time (local time) simultaneously along with the time in the wearer’s home time zone. This feat is achieved with the aid of a second hour-hand that can be reset in hourly increments without affecting the position of the first hour-hand. The date display also corresponds to this local time hand. If the user does not need to display the second zone time, the second hour-hand can be set so that it completely covers its counterpart for the time in the home zone. The 24-hour display at “12 o’clock” shows the home time with a day and night indication.

I love the clean and uncluttered styling of the watch face. The bezel has a flat surface that’s alternately polished and satin-finished. The horns are rounded. Built from three parts, the bright silvery white dial is adorned with a sunburst pattern and bears eleven facetted applied indexes and a prominent numeral “12”. If slimness of a watch is one of your discerning requirements, then the 41-mm-diameter case in stainless steel is crafted at an elegantly slim 9.9 mm. How amazing to pack all these horological innovations within this slim depth.

The leather wristband is crafted at the Montblanc Pelletteria, the Maison’s own leather manufacture in Florence, Italy. The new and uncommonly flat double folding clasp secures the strap handsomely.

Wear it and you are all set for even the grandest of occassions... such as what Mark Ruffalo did when he wore one to the recent 87th Academy Awards. Befitting a talented Hollywood actor nominated for his role in the movie ‘Foxcatcher, so this timepiece is definitely one to own and cherish.

 Below: Oscar® nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher”, was wearing a Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time and Montblanc cufflinks for his appearance at the 87th Academy Awards®...


For further information, visit www.montblanc.com.

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