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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A MOMENT WITH @martinemicallef

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“I always have faith in everything I do. I never think “what if it wont be good”… I do what I love and that is the secret of  my success”

 

so said the ho so chic –  @Martine Micallef
born and raised in the south of France, she absorbed all the amazing colors and artistic vibes of the French Riviera including the sun kissed skin tone. along with her husband Geoffrey she created a little empire of her own for arts & perfumes  @parfumsmicallef
 A niche fragrance brand selling world wide for 22 years now.

I spent the last week with Martin in Tel-Aviv presenting her new artistic collaboration with the Russian artist Alex Doll and had the chance to reveal some of her secrets for happy and passionate life, her exquisite taste in fashion and her beauty rituals

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photo credit @marianastebaneva

Martine about her fashion choices:

I love mixing colors and materials, different styles and different fabrics, that is my way to create my own style. I can wear simple denim with an expensive top or even a short dress

I mix items from east and west, we travel a lot, promoting our brand and every way I go I like buying the traditional garment that represents the area I am in at the moment, and I wear the items I find in the “French way”, sometimes I even redesign it and add my own touch to it.

I don’t like wearing black. It makes me feel old and too serious, my fashion choices are just like me – creative, happy and colorful. the outfit can be very simple or very detailed but it must reflect happiness

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I love waking up in the mornings and get dressed. I don’t think about it to much, I never plan what to wear, this morning I received this beautiful and colorful dress from the Tel Avivian boutique pioo-pioo, and immediately I found something to wear it with. (we love your shiny shoes:))

I have an eclectic collection of clothes I have selected over the years, Luckily I’m at the same size for many years, so I don’t have to get reed of anything.

Did you changed your style with time?
oh yes, when I was young I was very extravagant with my outfits, now I’m more moderated, but still having a lot of fun with my wardrobe. fashion is fun for me.

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Martine’s tips for well being

Cleansing
inside and outside. I never went to bad with my makeup on, even not after a long night. I started to look after my skin when I was young, I make sure to apply moisturizer every morning and night and  I can’t live without my eye cream. it is a must

Fresh food
I like my food fresh and simple, I love eating  and try new things but my favorite food is fresh fruits, vegetables and fishes. when I was a child, my mother use to come home from the market with fresh tomatoes and crispy brad from the boulangerie and it was delicacy, tomatoes with salt, olive oil and bread. even today I love it. I avoid sugar and sweets, I just don’t like it and my body does not need it.

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Authenticity
I’m a simple person who appreciates a personal and direct approach. I get to meet a lot of different people, my attitude is the same with everyone.
Hypocrisy and arrogance because of success or money is something I dislike.

Nature
I love hiking in the open nature, I travel a lot and like to see new places, but even when I’m back home, a nice walk in the open fields of Grasse is a must for me. fresh air, sun and all the beauty around me. it’s so inspiring.

Family
I love my family, and spent as much time as I can with them when we are back home. my family is my joy.

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Martine’s advise for all the women out there
if you want success make sure to do what you love and what you want. when you’re doing what you want and love, success is guarantied.
make sure to do it with passion. Its better to get lost in your passion then lose your passion.
love and passion are my greatest motivation.

Geoffrey is my balance. I’m an artist and I do what I love, but we are doing it together, he takes care on the finance and I’m the creative and artistic soul.

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 Martine’s dreams for the upcoming years

when it comes to life I want to do as much as I can.
my biggest dream is to be an artist at 100 percent of the time, but I know it’s hard because than I won’t be abele to spend so much time with my family and friends.
I just want everyone around me to be as happy as I am.
for the upcoming year my goals are to have more artistic collaborations such as the one I did with Alex Doll, and I really want to visit Japan, I’m fascinated by the culture and beauty of this country

Martine’s make up & beauty musts

I never live home without my lip-gloss and mascara, I like the natural look and don’t wear a lot of make up.
my favorite fragrance now is the new launch Mon Parfume Pearl, but i also like to mix fragrances nd scented oils.
my first perfume was Guerlain habit rouge.

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photo credit @marianastebeneva

you can find M.Micallef parfume at INDIVIDUAL cabinet de parfume – 40 Shabazi st. Tel Aviv.

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A MOMENT WITH @ASKDRMIKE

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Creating fragrances that you can actually listen to is not a common thing. but it’s one men’s passion and he is living it daily.

we set down with Michael Partoche for a little chat about life, music, fragrances and passions.

♥ what comes first? The fragrance or the music?

“Each fragrance comes with its original song, that way you can listen to your scent. It’s a unique experience, where your ears and nose can experience something beautiful!

I always think of a story first, or something inspiring and music related, then i write a text and since i don’t have a good voice, i ask to London based musician PAT DAM SMYTH to create music and sing the lyrics that describe the perfume.  PAT used to be the bass player in my former band when i used to live in London, he has a beautiful voice that reminds me of Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen etc…”

♥ What channels do you use for sharing your music?
“I now have a new band called HAREM NIGHTS, we just launched our first EP 2 months ago. We share our music on Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, Apple Music… But nothing beats Live music! I am glad to play with HAREM NIGHTS for the launch of Room 1015 in Tel Aviv, it’s actually an original way to promote music through perfume and the perfume through music!”

♥ What was your first fragrance and what was your inspiration for it?

“ELECTRIC WOOD was the first one. I wanted to be a guitarist from the age of 6 or so. My parents thought it was a passing episode and that my dreams would change. But it was and remains my dream.
At the age of 11, my father returned from a long trip with a huge surprise for me: an original Gibson guitar. My first guitar.
I will not forget the special scent I smelled when I opened the box for the first time,
The smell of Gibson: the unique combination of lacquer, wood and metal, an amazing scent that excites me to this day, the smell of a new musical instrument. I tried to capture that memory into a bottle…”

♥ Why ROOM 1015?

“It use to be the most notorious room at the Continental Hyatt Hotel, aka the
“Riot House” . The 70s was a decade of total delirium for any self-respecting rock group. And L.A. was an inevitable stop on the journey. The motorcycles in the hallways, the rooftop pool overflowing with bubbles, Jim Morrison dangling from a balcony, the epic battles of Keith Moon from The Who…. Today, Room 1015 remains a place of contemplation. The nostalgia of an era of absolute freedom, where the air still holds the lingering smells of sweat, leather, fur and alcohol…”

♥ Can you see yourself doing something else today?
My real passion is music. when I was young, I did not think that I could earn a living and studied pharmacy until I received my doctorate. with time, I realized that in my work I was more attracted to the side of grooming and perfume than to drugs.
The music was always there, but then came the point where I decided to combine my two passions and create something of my own.
Today I do not see myself working in “ordinary day job” all my life… I want to create my own truth”

♥ What’s next?
“A new fragrance will be launched in October, inspired by 70’s groupies of Hollywood and called … The perfume is made by the talented perfumer Jerome Epinette.”

( we smelled it and it’s AMAZING!!!)

You can take a look HERE to learn more about DR. Mike’s work and about ROOM1015

and you can find all the collection at INDIVIDUAL CABINET DE PARFUMS at
40 Shabazi st. Tel-Aviv.

Stay Tuned …