Bleu de Chanel is Chanel’s “first major male fragrance since 2004’s Allure Homme Sport and its first men’s master brand since 1990’s Egoïste.”* Even though Bleu de Chanel is not geared to a particular demographic/age-group, Chanel hopes this fragrance will broaden its appeal with young men. Bleu de Chanel was created by Chanel’s in-house perfumer Jacques Polge and it contains notes of citrus (bergamot, lemon, grapefruit), “deep blue sea” accord, peppermint, pink pepper, nutmeg, ginger, jasmine, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum and frankincense. A new, woody aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention, and resists the ordinary every day, finding satisfaction in the unexpected. His fragrance, a provocative blend of citrus and woods, liberates the senses — fresh, clean, profoundly sensual — a signature statement of determination and….
Recently, I was introduced to an uber cool website called Lookbook.nu. Founded in 2008, LOOKBOOK.nu is the original, user-generated & community-curated gallery showcasing do-it-yourself fashion photography from everyday people, everywhere. Inspired by the concept of The Satorialist except that all the photos are taken by the models themselves and submitted onto Lookbook.nu. I was so awed by the level of stylishness and fashion each represented that I want to take this opportunity to share some of these stylish photos with you on His Style Diary. The first guy I spotted to be featured here is Mike M. from Moldova, he is a 18 year old Journalist / Photographer. If you like his photo do go to LookBook.nu and HYPE (ala voting) him to increase his popularity on the….
Having played one of the most successful super hero brought to movie screen in the recent years, Tobey Maguire (or the ex-Spiderman) has found hinself a more fashionable web. Tobey Maguire is the new spokesface for the Prada Fall Winter 2011 2012 Ad Campaign! Yes, you heard it, he is appearing in the upcoming campaign of the Italian fashion house and he is looking really stylish in it. Pictures of campaign shot by photographer Davis Sims is already circulating on the internet. The actor, will also be starring in next year’s Baz Luhrmann-directed adaptation of The Great Gatsby. “A great supporter of the Arts, Miuccia Prada has inspired a culture of creativity that is woven through every aspect of her company, from her collections, her campaigns, to every….
Comme des Garcon and Matt Groening, the man behind the Simpsons and and the late-70s comic strip Life in Hel, have collaborated on a line of apparel for the brand’s PLAY label. The capsule collection’s short- and long-sleeved tops, all of which feature Life in Hell characters Binky and Sheba along with PLAY’s beloved heart logo. The collaboration is being further rolled out with more products, including the tote bag above and simultaneous launches globally of different installations at Comme des Garcon stores worldwide from May 18 – 27, these include; Paris, London, Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.
Thinking of what to get for your Dad for this Father’s Day, or simply looking for something for yourself? Read on… American apothecary Kiehl’s collaborated with famous fashion photographer/blogger, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, to design a limited-edition dopp kit for men to be launched this Father’s Day. (The veritable modern apothecary has also collaborated with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Damien Hirst in the past). The kit includes travel sizes of the Facial Fuel series – Energizing Face Wash, Energizing Moisture Treatment, Eye De-puffer, and No-shine Lip Balm – and Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. Available in the Kiehl’s stores in Singapore and via the Colette online store, priced at approximately $86 USD.
I HEART FRAGRANCE! And I love it for so many reasons. 1) Besides its lovely scent, so much effort has been placed into designing the packaging, the bottles and the ad campaigns to promote the scents. And of course, I know now that it accounted for probably 80% of what I am paying for, but this is a huge industry for the luxury market and going to my point number 2… 2) It is the first branded product that I (and for many people I dare say) can afford to buy during my younger days and it has opened my eyes to the world of the fashion brands. Many of the brands I know today, I first got to know about them through it’s fragrance line. And that….
101 shirtless male models from Abercrombie & Fitch recently took over the Champs Élysées to herald the upcoming launch of their newest Paris flagship.(Abercrombie & Fitch Paris Store : 23 Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris) .These topless muscled males left very little to the imagination and left even a few mouths agape with lust. In all A&F tradition, the American retailer that focuses on casual wear for consumers ages 18 through 22 will have shirtless staff all year long, so if you haven’t miss everything, yet! And get ready to gasp in Singapore too, Abercrombie & Fitch will be opening a 4-storey flagship in Singapore at Knightsbridge (along Orchard Road) in the third quarter of 2011. Located right at the busy traffic junction, I guarantee that the….
Here’s a sneak preview of the H&M Men’s Fall Winter Collection 2011. I can’t be more excited. This will be the collection that will be in Singapore for the first time as the Swedish clothing retail giant opens its first store here in Singapore. Gone are the days when I have to travel all the way to Hong Kong for my H&M fix, yeah!! The store will be located in Orchard Building (formally California Fitness Center) on Orchard Road in central Singapore’s main shopping district. “We look forward to opening our first store in South East Asia. There is great potential for expansion in this highly populated and fashion conscious region, and Orchard Road in Singapore is the perfect first step for this,” said Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at….
I first set eyes on Godfrey Gao (高以翔) on a Taiwanese variety show as an up-and-coming actor promoting a Taiwanese drama, MOMO LOVE in 2009. He was not even the lead actor in the show but when I saw him , I knew that someday this unusually tall(195cm, wow!)and extraordinary handsome actor is going to bigger than he will ever know. Fast forward 2 years later and Godfrey is turning heads and gracing covers of many fashion magazines. But none of these as grand as the attention he is getting from being the first Asian male model to appear on a Louis Vuitton ad campaign in it’s Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-To-Wear campaign. The ad campagin shows Godfrey Gao with the Damier Graphite Elvis messenger bag (see gallery below) beautifully….