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

?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.

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!

GOLDEN GLOBE INSIGHTS

In Hebrew we have this expression saying : ” you live in a movie…”  I get that a lot 🙂

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that’s true! I live in a movie, or rather in a TV series. A series that has quite a few seasons almost like Gray’s Anatomy or Sex and the City and one day it will also become a serialized film and the best thing in this story is me.   I’m the writer, producer, director and the lead actress
In Hollywood they would pay me a fortune for it, I’m telling you!

Every season in my series has a main theme that causes the plot to develop, maturity and first love, relationships, motherhood, career, personal development, career change, and a little bit of everything in the right dosage for me.
The Cast of actors preforming next to me consists of the familiar, loved and well known actors, along with those who pop in  for a season or two and then I have to “kill” them because they no longer contribute to the plot and become superfluous, some “resurrected” and then die for the last time, some stay for another season and there are guest stars that pop in for a short time but leave a great mark.

pexels-photo-131532.jpegThe shooting locations will always be amazing!  I shoot the series around the globe, Paris, Milan New York Tel Aviv Jerusalem  and even in Thailand
It is very important for me that on the set there will always be treats and that the atmosphere will be good, all the good energies are important for the success of the show.

Between the seasons I go on vacation to think about what’s going to happen next. Now, for example, I already know that in the next season my leading actor  is going to make a significant change in her life, one that will lead her to exciting and surprising places more than she can imagine. last season ended when she was full of thoughts and doubts and it was not clear which direction she would choose. next season everything is going to become clear,  new beginnings, Copenhagen, New York, travelling and inspiring meetings with fascinating people.

I cant wait !

What about you??

How is the movie do you live in? Are you happy to watch it? Live it? If you could write a script for a sequel to this film, what would happen in it? Where would it have taken place? Where would your heroine wake up every morning and with whom would he or she go to sleep at night with?

Go on, go as far as you can imagine, what do you care? Who are the actors playing alongside with you? Are there some whose contract should end? Are there any new actors worth signing so they can join your cast? Will they raise the rating?

Just think about a sequel and not about rewrite the existing script, it’s impossible to change the past, but the current film can always be replaced with a new and more interesting film. remember: this is your movie! you are the only writer, director and  lead actor. now all you have to do is live it!
speaking of Hollywood,
GAL GADOT – we are so proud of you and your way
you are a true ambassador and a great human being !!!!

 

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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 …

 

LAST SUMMER GETAWAY

2017-09-01 11.28.23 2_resizedLast week was magical on our very last summer getaway to Greece.
things we have learned and places we found:

There is no such thing as too many  blue and white clothes. you’ll find it very useful in certain countries.

Prepare yourself to fall in love with doors and windows

♥ Everything looks better on white background, especially cacti and bougainvillea’s

♥ Lindos is the ultimate place to disappear in… ( clue: St Paul’s Bay )

♥ Muskka, dolmades and ouzo = Total logical menu… (find out more on our special Greek taverns post…)

Calispera