A MOMENT WITH @alexandrecolaianni

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

Lady Liberty by @alexandrecolaianni

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.      

In action on his asian tour

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       

 Make up for a leading production in china 

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.

  

A moment in Tel Aviv

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 

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pantone living coral


 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

Make it Hygge

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 Hygge invoerment 

 Hygge  is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has more or less the same meanings in Danish and Norwegian, but the notion is more central in Denmark than Norway. The emphasis on hygge as a part of Danish culture is a recent phenomenon, dating to the late 20th century
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FIRST STEP
Start here, only by reading this book you’ll get into the hygge

there is no such thing as too many candels

twinkle star lights

Cashmere scarf 

Now you are almost ready…make sure to add some of your own cosiest elements and don’t forget to light a candle     

PREPARE YOUR SKIN FOR WINTER CHALLENGE

Winter is here and as much as we love to cuddle with our coffee mugs and pj’s we know that our skin prefer mid season…
how do we know that? simply because we feel the dryness, the increased sensitivity and even a simple mission such as applying your foundation can become a nightmare.
We’ve gathered some of the most important tips for keeping your skin in the cold winter 

WATER
As corny as water sounds, it is the main source of moisture in our skin. In the winter we tend to drink less water while increasing consumption of caffeine-based hot drinks, which dehydrate the skin even more.
make sure you drink at list 1.5 liters of water every day or at least drink a glass of water for every cup of coffee or tea you drink

CLEANSERS
Choose your cleansers wisely and use delicate products based on water and soothing plant extracts rather than on alcohol

TEXTURES
It is time to switch to using richer textures in your skincare products, preferably products that are rich in fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, aromatic oils, shea butter, vitamins and minerals.

NIGHT CARE
It is highly recommended to use a night cream in order to give extra moisture to the skin while you are asleep. night is the best time to repair skin damage 

MULTILAYERING
If during the summer we seek to apply as few layers as possible to the skin, winter is an excellent time for multilayering. This is a perfect time to use serums and give the skin a deeper rehabilitation treatment, to encourage the skin to act as a young skin, to enrich the skin with active substances and moisture, and also to prevent loss of shine and glow as a result of dehydration

PROTECTION
Even when the sun does not shine outside there is a high radiation and we must protect our skin from it. make sure to choose the right SPF product when going outside.

WEEKLY TREATMENT
Treat your skin at least once a week with a rich moisturizing mask

BODY SKIN
Don’t forget to pamper your body as well. make sure to apply body creams that are nutritious and rich in beneficial oils.

WHAT YOU EAT
Try to add “warm foods” to your daily diet and make sure to consume fruits and vegetables as well. blueberries are great source for antioxidants.

WINTER FRAGRANCE
 Winter is the ultimate time to use richer, more warm and sensual fragrances. our quick tip is to spray a bit of your winter fragrance on your scarf….

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AS DARK AS POSSIBLE Halloween Fragrances

We love dark scents, they are mysterious, intriguing, and sensual far more than light and fresh aromas.
Halloween is a great opportunity to get to know some of the darkest perfumes out there.
here are some of our favorites
#1 FORTIS – Les Liquides Imaginaires
NOTES: Saffron, cumin, oud, gaiac, cedar, amyris, vetiver, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, musk

FORTIS
LIQUIDES IMAGINAIRES

#2 NOIR DE NOIR – TOM FORD
NOTES: Black Truffle, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oud wood, moss
#3 BLACK AFGANO – NASOMATTO
NOTES: cannabis, resins, woodsy notes, tobacco, coffee
#4 BACK TO BLACK – By Kilian
NOTES: saffron, raspberry, tobacco, cherry, patchouli, amber, vanilla
#5 BY THE FIREPLACE – Maison Margiela
NOTES: chestnut, guaiac, peru balsam, vanilla, pink pepper

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Margiela

?Is It a new dawn for CARON perfumes

Being one of the most oldest and traditional french perfume houses isn’t necessarily easy.
you must keep up with all the novelties around you, and at the same time keep your traditional brand values while recruiting new consumers to the brand. somehow it seems like CARON perfumes stayed behind in the traditional area, despite the growing demand for niche perfumes over the last 8 years.
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The french perfume house was founded in 1904 by Ernest Daltroff and got famous by its unique face powders and the perfume fountains in the brand boutiques. I remember the delicate scent of the powder when I first visited CARON boutique in Paris, it was amazing but at the same time I felt like I got back in time.
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Unlike his “oldest” brother GUERLAIN, who managed to develop the brand during the years and adapt itself to a rapidly changing market and to younger customers CARON kept on doing what they always did.
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You know the famous quote saying “IF YOU’LL KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU’LL KEEP ON GETTING WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS GOT”?,
that is the first thing I could think of when CARON was up for sale by Alès Groupe after showing poor performance. Now that the brand is sold to Cattleya Finance S.A (sold in 9.9 million euros), it will be very interesting to see if the new group will manage to bring a new dawn for the brand.
It will take a lot of courage and new marketing strategies both offline and online, along new and younger blood inside the brand to hopefully save the brand.

WHEN IN RHODES | 5 MUST DO’S IN THE GREEK ISLAND

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.

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If you chose the island of Rhodes make sure NOT to miss the folowing spots:

1| LINDOS

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.

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What’s good for Athena is good for me!

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2| ST. PAUL BAY

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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!

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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

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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.

5| Davinci

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…

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ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA…

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TOP 5 – BEST NICHE SCENTS FOR THE SUMMER

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.

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BYREDO BLANCE

#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.

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TDC Sens & Bois

   #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!

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AGONIST BLUE NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#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.

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TOM FORD NEROLI PORTOFINO

#5 LE GALION IRIS
Because you’ll smell like you just got out of the shower and also because of its classic vintage bottle.

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LE GALION IRIS

 

TIME AND US

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?

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Christian Boltanski: Lifetime
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
June-October 2018