18 April 2017

Beast your Beard Care Routine with The Great British Grooming Co.

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Ones to Watch - Orange Culture AW17

Orange Culture presents its AW17 Collection - Pretty

For this collection, Adebayo Oke Lawai, the creative director chose to infer on garments the religion of romance. A sense of romance that can only be given to one's self by one's self.

A story of 'coming of age' teenage boys - the full spectrum of what it means to be young, which encompasses the carelessness of love, the angst of failure and also the delicateness of hurt.

The collection begins with the starting moment a teenage boy realises that hurt is part of the journey too.

'As a Nigerian boy, you are not allowed the freedom to own your own pain, to hurt, even if it is staring you right in the face. it is a deeply rooted patriarchal system that invalidates pain as an essence to maelness. You are required to be a man before you are old enough to realise that being a man is overrated' - Oke Lawai tells.

But there is also a progression into recovery, into a subtle knowledge of self bravery and self love, and these teenage boys being able to find themselves despite some of the worst pains of abuse.

The collection, as it is titled Pretty, shows there is no anger to it, no form of rebellion or self pity, no persisting shadow of victimisation, in some sense it is a collection of rebirths - the moment after, the sense of journey along, despite it all, and the idea of being broken to be beautiful.

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16 April 2017

Atelier Bloem - A new Bespoke Collection of Unisex Fragrances

Atelier Bloem is a bespoke collection of unisex fragrances inspired by Amsterdam's famous Bloemenmarkt which is also the world's only floating flower market.
The collection encapsulates Andrew Goetz's, the founder of Atelier Bloem, passion for gardening and flowers with his two favourite places in the world - Amsterdam and the Hudson Valley near New York.

With six fragrances to choose from here are our top 3 favourites:
William - a complex and refreshing scent distilled with bitter orange including wood, fruit, blossoms and leaves. Cheekily named after the Dutch Prince William of Orange.
Top notes: Beroli Petals, nectarine and lavendar
Heart: Orange Flower, Freesia, Sambac Jasmine and Blond Wood.
Drydown: amber, Vanilla, Musk and Sandalwood.

1614 - named after the year when Goetz' hamlet in the Hudson Valley was originally discovered and inspired by the surrounding clover fields.
Top notes: Black Pepper, Bergamot and Neroli from Tunisia
Heart: Sambac Jasmine, Sweet Clover, Rose Water and Orange Blossom.
Drydown: Teakwood, Sandalwood and Musk

Half Moon - named after Henry Hudson's ship Halve Maen which he sailed in search or a quicker route to China but instead found the Hudson river.
Top notes: Bergamot and Peach
Heart: White Jasmine, Honeysuckle Blossom and Fresh Greens
Drydown: Amber, Musks and Amberwood

In the UK these fragrances are  available exclusively in Liberty's for £160 (100ml - eau de parfum)

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14 April 2017


Get ready for stylish beach summers as 209 Mare design a ‘one of a kind’ beach blazer.
As a solution to eradicate the need for an awkwardly draped towel over the shoulders post-swim, the beach blazer offers a stylish and practical garment.
 In addition to the beach blazer, matching shorts complete the look.

 Created by brothers, Federico and Gabriel Uribe Weil and established in Monaco in 2016. Federico Uribe Weil, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of 209 Mare says: ‘The new garments are elevating men’s beachwear to a whole new level, commanding unparalleled attention at today’s exclusive summer destinations, making the beach blazer and shorts staple pieces for the refined gentleman.’

209 Mare’s beach wear collection launched with four beach blazer styles and eight short styles to choose from.
The blazers are limited in production to allow for exclusivity. A number of blazers have already been reserved as preorders for loyal customers, so that they can experience the 209 blazer prior to the official launch in May 2017.
All 209 Beach Blazers are £820 and have contrasting piping detail and mother of pearl buttons. Colour combinations include the ‘True Blue Blazer’ with purple lapels, white piping and grey mother of pearl buttons, and also the ‘Cafe au Lait blazer’ with blue velvet collar, blue piping and beige mother of pearl buttons.

The swim shorts have been designed to perfectly match any 209 Blazer, regardless of the combination. Subtle details include the Art Deco designed decedent label on the back, the elegant cord ends and piping added to the pockets
 Inspiration for this detailing came from the smooth and thin lines that were so ubiquitous in the Art Deco era.
 All 209 Swim Shorts are £185, available in vibrant colour elements, such as; ‘Royal Burgundy’ nylon shorts, white piping, beige mother of pearl button and 209 ‘Signature Pattern’ nylon shorts, blue piping, grey mother of pearl button.
 All incorporate 209’s Art deco chrome detailing (eyelets and cord ends) and blue soft mesh interiors.

 The 209 Mare Beach Blazer and Swim Shorts will be available from May 2017, with limited numbers in production.

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10 April 2017

Manuka Life's Men’s Collection for SS17

Manuka Life are one of the UK’s most successful yoga and leisurewear brands, renowned for their elegant, smooth silhouettes and luxurious fabrics that blend comfort and style. Their Men’s Collection for SS17 includes a variety of tanks, tees, tops, shorts and pants with prices starting from £38

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