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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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

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#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.

SIX SENSES JUNE

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.

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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.

LISTEN TO…

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…

SMELLS LIKE…

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.

here you’ll find the best Pizza recipe you can make easily at home and you can also get it in English here

SIX SENSE ( A LITTLE THING FOR YOUR SOUL…)

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check that amazing profile for more inspiration

and don’t forget to make June the most A M A Z I N G  month

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PERFUMES MIXOLOGY

I work at the perfume and beauty industry for almost 15 years now
I love discovering new fragrances, there story and ingredients especially niche one’s .

one day I will definitely launch my own fragrance, but until that day will come I’m creating my own signature scents by mixing 2, 3 sometimes even 4 different perfumes!!!

I’m going to share with you now my best tips for perfume mixology and my best perfumed cocktails

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Mix fragrances from close or similar olfactory families,
for example mixing a very oriental fragrance with a very citrusy fragrance will usually be a disaster, but mixing an oriental one with woody or gourmand can be nice.

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Starting with a scented oil as a base on your pulse points will  assure you a great silage, I love using the white oud oil as my winter base, and musk or almond oil as summer base. make sure you are using a high quality oils only.

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Mixing natural perfumes will give you better results than synthetic or aldehydes

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Spray the dominant fragrance as a first step and then the rest of them.
just spray each and every one of them as if you are using it alone.

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Do not exaggerate! Try any combination on your skin before you go out and spread your personal scent to the world

Some of my famous cocktails :

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My current addiction black pepper with Jasmin   une nuit magnetique BY The Different Company +BOIS D’IRIS BY Van Cleef & Arpels

 

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My special White OUD + OUD ABRAMAD by BDK + Black Orchid by TOM FORD

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pure eve by The Different Company + PAS CE SOIR by BDK+NU-BE He2

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1969by HISTOIRES de PARFUMS + Poirier d’un soir by Miller Harris

now its time for you to be the mixologists and let us know if you found a really good cocktail!

good luck!

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?