When I visited in Copenhagen I discovered the reason for the happiness of the Danish people,its the HYGGE. I’m working on my Copenhagen Travel guide but meanwhile here are some essentials for creating yourself the perfect… More
Being the perfume addict that I am, certainly gives me the right to get excited whenever I discover a new initiative that deals with fragrances.
Our sense of smell is connected directly to our brain and to our memories, and it’s a well known fact that aromas triggers our memories.
Guerlain has launched the OLFAPLAY app, The first digital Radio for perfume lovers and an amazing way to encourage us to share our olfactory memories and listen to the olfactory memories of others.
At the moment the platforme is available only in french, so i’m waiting for the english version 😦 hopefully it will happen soon.
2019 is here and it’s going to be a beautiful one for sure!
According to the Trends Forecasting Expert Adi Yofe: “2019 will be the seam. A year between the old world and the new world. Change new settings and mix terms. A year of extremes that will work simultaneously: this is a year when we are lazy about shopping, but active in everything related to a “better world.” “
How will this affects the beauty industry and what are the trends to expect during 2019?
SUB ZERO WASTE
It’s probably the leading trend for the upcoming years, one that all of the beauty companies and brands will put a lot of effort and attention in. Zero waste and sustainability will become the new “state of mind” when talking about beauty.
ORGANIC, GREEN AND NATUR
A direct and natural continuation of the first trend. attention to natural ingredients and their origins will become even more popular than they already are. More and more consumers will care about sustainability and the use of natural organic ingredients, and formulas that have not been tested on animals.
We will focus on acquiring benefits for their skin and the environment side by side.
CURING & HEALING & CICA PRODUCTS
Cica taken from the french word cicatriser meaning “to heal”, will be a very popular word when it comes to beauty and skincare.
The healing category will continue to grow in largest percentages. being the second growing category after the anti-aging one last year, it seems like consumers will be looking for healing solutions and “cures” for the skin. More and more consumers are facing skin sensitivity problems as a result of extreme weather changes, pollution and stressful lifestyle, and it’s only natural for the beauty brands to supply the “cure”.
THE RETURN OF CAPSULES AND AMPOULES
The search for skin healing products will bring the capsules and ampoules back to the stage
Inside we will find active ingredients that will boost our skin look & feel like vitamin c, vitamin E and more… minimum quantities – maximum efficiency.
Demand for individualism and self-expression will continue to rise, cosmetic brands that will find interesting and creative ways to help consumers express themselves in an interesting and fun way will thrive.
This will also be a key factor when it comes to retail. the retailers that will not invest in creating unique consumers experiences, both online and offline will loose a massive amount of their profits.
TECHNOLOGY MEETS BEAUTY
It turns out that faster than we thought technology will help us choose the right beauty and perfume products online.
think about smelling your fragrances online before click on the “add to cart” button, or getting your skin diagnosed online based on a live photo…
A second before the end of 2018, and the beginning of his very busy schedule for the upcoming year, we had the chance to have our moment with Alexander Colaianni – the international Make-Up artist for the iconic french cosmetic brand sisley paris.
Traveling around the globe for almost 13 years now, he learned a lot from all his encounters with women from different cultures
Alex about women
I learn a lot from all the women I meet during my trips, it is very interesting for me to see the differences between women in different cultures. nowadays women decide who they want to be and they go for it. they emphasize their individuality and i think it is great. more and more women stop following trends and find their own unique language
How about differences in their make-up style?
Mostly I find that women today are looking for a light and fresh look, that they can adopt in minimum time. I see a lot of customers that skip the foundation apply, and want a quick and attractive look, the most important thing for them is to feel comfortable with themselves and in their skin.
What to expect from Sisley’s next summer spring look?
Sisley is offering a lot of new products in the makeup category, There seems to be a continuity to the matte colors look that became so popular. nude colors Vs. bold colors, a wink to the 90’s and the fashionable trends that dominated it
Who his this Lady Liberty you created?
She is confident and powerful. I was inspired from the comics world when I created her, to me she is like a wonder women from the 70’s comics, although Gal Gadot is definitely my favorite wonder women. she is amazing!!! I think all the Israeli women are like that… very open, self confident and beautiful. this year women around the world took a huge step forward and found the courage to stop the exploitation and humiliation they have suffered from men over the years. this is my Lady Liberty, follows the wind, always moving forward but has her strong roots. very feminine and sensual.
You spend most of your time in Asia, what can you tell about the beauty Asian market?
Well, it’s a huge market that rapidly changes. every time I visit China for example I discover new things, it seems like there are a lot of novelties in all aspects of life and it’s amazing. the Asian consumers now experiences the combination of beauty and technology inside the stores, they get their beauty advice from an online platforms located in the stores and saving them a lot of time. they like to try new makeup products but more conservative when it comes to skincare. they do not compromise on quality
You travel a lot, and your skin looks great…tell us all your secrets
Oh, its my Italian genes …LOL
I take a good care of myself. I have too! When you travel that much you have no other option.For me the most important thing is a good and long night sleep.
when it comes to my skincare routine, sisleya is my favorite skincare product, and since i love the sun i also use the Sunleya. Im also taking the time to use the Botanical d-tox 3 times a year. it is a powerful month-long night treatment to combat signs of fatigue. and when I’m in Jetlag the black rose musk is a skin savior.
What do you do when you’re off travelling?
It’s pretty rare but when I’m finally back in Paris I like to have some time for myself, after being away from home for such a long time I really appreciate the time with myself. I have time to paint (Alex is a very talented artist M.V) and I spend time with my son and family.
What is your next stop?
I’m finally going back to Paris for the holiday season. I need to get some sleep…LOL
last week Pantone introduced the 2019 color: Living Coral.
According to their description it is a vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
We just love it!!!
Here’s some of that living coral lifestyle you’ll need this year
Summer is here and it feels like walking in a burning oven here in Tel-Aviv, its totally the time for fresh and light scents if you haven’t changed your daily fragrance yet.
We picked our top 5 niche perfumes for this summer :
#1 BYREDO BLANCHE – because of its airy notes and the light floral trail of peony’s combined with violet and African orange blossom…white is totally the color of summer 2018.
#2 THE DIFFERENT COMPANY – SENS & BOIS
Mostly because of Celine Ellena, but also because of the fact that its a full of contrast scent, that perfectly combines black pepper, violet, ginger and patchouli and yet manage to stay fresh and sophisticated.
#3 AGONIST BLUE NORTH
Because it makes us feel like we’re in a cooler place than Tel Aviv in July-August, and because a cocktail based on mint, ginger, heliotrope and vanilla is a great one!
#4 TOM FORD NEROLI PRTOFINO
Because we love walking in Tel Aviv and feels like we’re in Amalfi coast, and because Neroli, lavender and jasmine is a oh so fresh and delicate mix.
#5 LE GALION IRIS
Because you’ll smell like you just got out of the shower and also because of its classic vintage bottle.
On his work “Last Second” the artist Christian Boltanski set a led counter to count the seconds since the second he was born on September 6, 1944.
The counter will stop when Christian Boltanski will depart from this world.
His decision to set the counter on seconds as time units makes the viewer feel the urgency that leads to following insights:
Time flies! Fast! Really fast!!!
Time unit that passed will never return again
Our time here is limited and we have no idea when our personal counter will be stopped.
When I stood there in front of CB personal counter, and while touring his so thought provoking exhibition “LIFETIME” in Jerusalem, I realized once again what I already knew, and what most of us knows, but pretend we don’t…
The fact that our time here is fixed is supposed to make us live life to the fullest at any given moment. Moreover, the fact that it is likely that in a few generations we will be forgotten and no one will actually remember us, what we did or said, should make us always do what is good for us without thinking about other people thoughts about it.
So why are we ignoring those facts most of the time?
Maybe it’s because we understand that realize our dreams is harder than just dreaming them…
How will we feel if we’ll go after our goals and make the best of our given time here in every single second?
Christian Boltanski: Lifetime
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Greece is always a good idea if you ask me, and even a greater one when its just a bit after the hot season, when most of the summer travellers are back home and you can experience the greek life in it’s best. the weather is still fabulous and the beaches are not so crowded so you can get that tanning bed you want.
If you chose the island of Rhodes make sure NOT to miss the folowing spots:
Even if it’s not your first time on the island, Lindos is THE spot.
beautiful white houses and small streets that makes you feel the real authentic greek life, gorgeouses cafe’s and small taverna’s alongside fashionable resturants and bars.
At the top of the village you’ll find the amazing archaeological site ACROPOLIS, the best view you can get in the island is waiting for you after climbing all the way to the top.
2| ST. PAUL BAY
This magical spot is my favorite on the island. after going down from the Acropolis this is the place to get a cold Ouzo or Mojito, grab a little snack in the beautiful snack bar that watches the bay, relax, and enjoy the good life.
Needless to say, swimming in clear water is a must.
3| MANOLIS TAVERNA
The best restaurant in the island is in Faliraki. Trust me! I know what I’m talking about…
After trying so many Tavernas on the island I can say for sure!
It’s not just because of their exaggerating deliciously Musaka which melts in your mouth,
All the dishes are so fresh and yummy that there’s a high chance you’ll turn this place into your permanent restaurant during the trip. you must book a table unless you want to spend a couple of hours waiting for a table…
Apollonos, Faliraki 851 00
4| ROHDES OLD TOWN
Exploring the old town of rhodes by night is the best option. the streets are beautiful and you can find a lot of cool bars and places to seat and relax. you’ll find beautiful shops and small boutiqes.
Need some sugar in your veins? here you’ll find the best ice-cream, that almost makes you feel like you’re in Italy. prepare yourself to the ” I can’t decide which flavour i want” mode
Personaly my favorite was the Pistachio and salted caramel…
Long summer nights, cool breeze while sipping a cold cocktail in your favorite place, outdoor dinners and gatherings, a green floral fragrance…everything you need to make June unforgettable.
FILL & WATCH
A lazy afternoon at coola spa in Tel Aviv port, after treating your self with a pampering massage, manicure & pedicure you can relax in the white indoor space while having a cup of herbal tea. all you have to do next is go out and grab one of the deck chairs to watch the beautiful Tel-Avivian sunset.
alexrainbirdMusic is the best thing happened to my playlist lately, and this specific one is fresh and will become the right playlist for June while driving your car to your weekend getaways or while preparing dinner with a glass of Chablis…
June brings with it the fresh summer scents, cool breeze and sea salt scents gently combined with a hint of floral and green notes. it’s the perfect time to pick a new perfume which will enhance the sense of upcoming holiday season.
LE JASMIN by Miller Harris is a perfect balance between green and floral notes,
orange blossom, Jasmin and lavender with a hint of ylang ylang, rosemary musk and cedar wood. you’ll be sniffing yourself day and night. in the evening you can mix it with more intense scents of woods or figs.
FOOD SPIRITS & OUTDOOR GATHERINGS
nothing like a summer evening gathering with friends and family, candle lights great wine or a fresh cocktail and light dinner.
Get in here to find all the inspiration you need.
SIX SENSE ( A LITTLE THING FOR YOUR SOUL…)
check that amazing profile for more inspiration
and don’t forget to make June the most A M A Z I N G month