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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photo credit @marianastebeneva

 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.

@meravush_

 

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MY 2018 GOALS LIST

 

One of the best things about new year is to plan it !
making your own goal list, I call it my LYP LIST – LIVE YOUR PASSIONS LIST
it contains all my dreams and ideas for the upcoming year and I’m so excited each and every time I’m creating it because it gives me a better understanding of what I achieved so far ( and be grateful for it…), what I want to achieve next, my dreams , my wishes, and how am I going to get them…

The best Christmas gift for me every year is the one I’m giving to my self – a new special notebook that will become my “personal helper” on this matter
anyone can create the LYP LIST  it’s so easy and fun  and I’m excited to share with you my 2018 every day goal list, you are more than welcome to adopt it has it is or to make your own list 🙂

  • > open every day with a 20 minutes yoga session & 10 minutes of meditation or self NLP session to create my day  
  • > listen to my body
  • > love my body every day and every minute
  • > love and embrace my self each and every day
  • > eat clean
  • > paint at list once a week
  • > write every day  even if it’s only one sentence or one thought
  • > listen to at list one music album I love
  • > practice my positive thinking
  • > be grateful for what I have
  • so here’s my every day list for 2018, that’s only one of my LYP LISTS for this year but I already know it’s going o be great one!!! how about you? 

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 …