Shiseido’s Vital Perfection ‘Journey of Potential’ event now open till 29 February
The multi-room experience opens with a digital safflower field, showcasing the benefits of Shiseido’s patented SafflowerRED™ technology which is captured in it’s Vital Perfection line. Exclusive to Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture, the Mogami Safflower has been shown to revitalise the skin’s youthful radiance, promising a 35 per cent boost in firmer, brighter and more lifted skin in just a week according to Shiseido.
Guests will also be treated to a series of sensorial experiences, from a personalised skin diagnosis with Shiseido’s visualiser technology, mini-consultation and hand massage. Other treats, including a live wax seal bar curated by Hier Goods, await.
Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Journey of Potential Event is open daily from now till 29 February 2024, 10am to 9pm. Admission is free.
Dior Beauty launches travel-friendly Mini Miss solid perfumes at its Changi 1st pop-up
Convenience meets couture at Dior Beauty’s latest flower-filled conceptual pop-up. The luxury fashion house legendarily associated with florals introduces Le Jardin Dior at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 departure hall, in partnership with The Shilla Duty Free.
Beauty-obsessed travellers are invited to discover a blooming world of beauty through the immersive experience, which provides guests with individualised cosmetic recommendations and gracefully tickles olfactory senses with the Miss Dior line, to name a few. A prestigious assemblage of the brand’s acclaimed creations—think Rouge Dior, Sauvage and Prestige—can be gotten a hold of as well.
But the star of the show? Miss Dior Mini Miss, a solid-form reinvention of the sensual Miss Dior eau de parfum and the tender, delicate Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. The fresh, travel-friendly way to wear your favourite fragrances is dressed in a jacquard case flaunting the signature houndstooth motif. With this on-the-go accessory, apply the alcohol-free, scented stick directly on pulse points independently or as a complementary accompaniment to the spray. For those still inclined to bottled elegance, add a personal touch to your purchase with My ABC Dior charms, exclusively available to embellish each vial’s handcrafted couture bow.
The Miss Dior pop-up is open to all at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 departure hall from now till 10th March 2024.
Aesop’s newest sanctuary at VivoCity
Established in 1987, luxury skin, hair and body care brand Aesop is renowned for its formulations based on three simple yet essential concepts: detail, efficacy and sensory pleasure. It’s no surprise then, that their approach to retail space design and experiences are equally supreme. Case in point, their eighth and newest store located in the bustling VivoCity.
Furnished in calming neutrals and languid curves—it’s impossible to not be drawn in at first glance. Welcoming you into its embrace, Aesop VivoCity provides an elusive escape away from its contrasting surroundings and eases you into the self-care headspace. Looking beyond the pastel green mosaic flooring and deep serene teal surfaces, you will find product display shelves partly assembled from reclaimed, oxidised metal tiles.
Lining the walls are renewable wood-wool panels, a deliberate endeavour to absorb all acoustic distractions from beyond the storefront. Nothing will be allowed to disrupt your focus, while you embark on the tranquil search for fresh bottles and jars. At the core of the room stands a grand basin where guests can receive personalised consultations from trained experts, to better pair products to person.
But this space’s crowning jewel? An exclusive ensuite complete with basin and seating area is available for intimate, first-hand encounters. Here guests can remove their make-up in total privacy as they experience sensorial skincare recommendations and new products in person.
The store also boasts a walk-in wardrobe for aromas. Take a stroll through the store’s very own Fragrance Armoire, nestled away in a peaceful corner where unorthodox, masterfully blended fragrances lay in wait. Complete with a restful bench, this blissful sanctuary encourages guests to relax and surrender to the beauty of the moment.
Aesop is located at 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-13/14 VivoCity, Singapore 098585 between 11am to 9.30pm daily.
A new Dyson ambassador has been crowned and it’s none other than Blackpink’s Jisoo. Captivating with black luscious locks and a limited-edition Dyson Airwrap multi-styler in Ceramic Pop in hand, the South Korean superstar also shares her personal allegiance for the tech giant: “I’m really excited to be the ambassador for Dyson Hair Care products, which I use on a daily basis. I’m always interested in maintaining healthy hair. The intelligent heat control in Dyson Hair Care machines prevents hair damage from extreme heat and helps maintain healthy hair effortlessly, which is why I use Dyson Hair Care machines. Dyson products have always been essential to me. They help me create easy and gorgeous hairstyles with less effort.” Expect to see the Blackpink member in future Dyson haircare campaigns—all while sporting more stunning hairstyles.
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Chanel’s Christmas extravaganza at Takashimaya
As the festivities of the season hails upon us, expect nothing less of glamorous and resplendent from Chanel. The French maison takes centre stage at Takashimaya Shopping Centre with a magical pop up, landmarked by a Holiday Tree installation. Standing 16.8 metres high, the colossal tree is the tallest in South-East Asia.
Delve into a life-sized gift wonderland found in the House’s signature tones of black, white and gold nestled amongst a flurry of twinkling lights. And there’s no better place to check off your gift list as Chanel invites you to discover their exclusive holiday coffrets. The pop-up offers a personalised gift-wrapping experience as well, allowing you to embellish your gift with an iconic symbol of your choice. Want to add a sweet note? The brand provides cards for an added personal touch.
Chanel Wonderland runs from 3 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, 10am to 9:30pm daily at Level 1 Atrium, Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
An Aseop sensorial journey in three parts
Synonymous with superlative formulations and a quiet, unhurried skincare philosophy, industry stalwart Aesop has staged a three-part skincare pop-up at the iconic Fort Canning Park. Derived from the Greek word “Khronos”, meaning time, Aesop’s pop-up is a fluid, sensorial journey that explores the skin’s intrinsic connection to one’s well-being and the external environment. Open from now till 8 October 2023, ‘Khronos: a Skin Odyssey’ will be taking place at both the Raffles House and the Old Married Soldiers’ Quarters; showcasing an immersive art installation, workshops and detailed consultations from the brand’s in-house experts. Here’s what to expect ahead of your visit:
Act I: An Artful Encounter
As you commence your journey at the Raffles House, an art installation capturing the synergy between the skin and well-being greets you. Adorned with a plethora of iconic Klein bottles in randomised patterns, a timeline of Aesop’s trajectory from its humble origins in Melbourne to its current global cult status accompanies the visually striking installation.
Act II: A tailored skin care regimen
Here is where the (practical) magic happens. Hosted in the historic Old Married Soldiers’ Quarters, this is where visitors can take part in bespoke workshops catered to helping one achieve optimal skin health. With four personalised skin care regimens to choose from—from overnight refreshers to a vitamin-C-rich regimen—you’ll receive tips and tricks on the best products for your needs and preferences. If you’re still feeling indecisive by the diverse variety of products, seek out one of Aesop’s trained consultants who are poised to offer personalised skin care guidance.
Act III: Recalibrating the mind and body
After the information-laden sessions and interactive workshops in the earlier part of Aesop’s pop-up, unwind with a rejuvenating finale of wellness-related activities. Hosted by ALLY Singapore, drop by an energising Mat Pilates session that focuses on muscle toning, lengthening and breathwork. If getting into a zen state of mind is more up your alley, attend a meditative sound bath hosted by Sphere; deepening your mind-body awareness as you embark on a unique sensorial journey.
Khronos: a Skin Odyssey takes place at Fort Canning Park from now till 8th October, 11 am to 7 pm. Book your spot here.
Chanel launches its new 31 Le Rouge lipsticks
Inspired by its 31 rue Cambon flagship, nothing embodies the design and innovation of the storied house than Chanel’s 31 Le Rouge collection of 12 vibrant lipstick shades that draw from haute couture garments, classic tweed jackets and other codes of the house. Micronised pigments blended with oil and expertly blended with cellulose powder and opalescent mother-of-pearl offer a lip look that’s truly radiant and long-wearing.
While each bullet is a treasure its own right, diehard fans of the house need to get their hands on this pièce de résistance: the 31 Le Rouge coffret, complete with a lipstick, two refills and a white, silver or black sleeve for $482.
Every 31 Le Rouge lipstick delivers an intensely luminous satin finish and is priced at $223 each, with refills at $100.
Available at Chanel fragrance and beauty boutiques and fashion boutiques from 1 September and from 6 October at Chanel fragrance and beauty counter at Takashimaya.
Feel the blues at La Prairie’s Cobalt Immersion pop-up at ION Orchard
Skincare savants will know: sometimes caviar is best not consumed at all. Instead, the secret has always been kept in La Prairie’s signature formulation—the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. For its 25th anniversary this year, the iconic cream sees an exquisite reinterpretation, which sees the first fusion of the newly-developed Caviar Micro-Nutrients with the Caviar Premiere, meant to support skin metabolism and restore its structure back to a youthful state.
In line with the remastered cream, the luxury skincare house has launched the La Prairie Cobalt Immersion pop-up at ION Orchard for all beauty enthusiasts to visit and enjoy. A space bathed in electric cobalt blue hues and creamy beige tones, expect to be pampered by the well-trained team of La Prairie’s skincare experts who will be on standby for personalised consultations should you so require.
In the spirit of culinary decadence, La Prairie will not let your souls grow weary without sustenance either—and has unveiled its first Cobalt Café in Asia, exclusively housed within this pop-up space. Post-completion of an experiential discovery journey with the La Prairie team, you can also enjoy a limited-edition croissant cube—inspired after the Swiss Alps and dreamt up with a local twist by Keong Saik Bakery. Of course, you can be assured that a solid cuppa pour comes with it too.
The La Prairie Cobalt Immersion pop-up will be open at ION Orchard till 31 August.
Givenchy Beauty collaborates with digital artists for a virtual art exhibition
With Pride month in full swing, Givenchy Beauty collaborates with three digital artists Vanille Verloës, SamJ and Edgar Fabian Frias to each create a digital art piece on the metaverse platform, Spatial. Each artwork inspired by Pride month also mirrors the brand’s codes and the freedom to truly be oneself.
Accessible to the public from now till 6 July, this first-of-its-kind initiative makes Givenchy Beauty the only luxury brand to host and organise a virtual art exhibition in support and celebration of digital artists from the global LGBTQIA+ community.
This disruptive move by Givenchy Beauty comes after a consistent effort to venture into the digital space. In 2020, it was the first luxury brand to launch virtual makeovers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. From 2010 to 2022, it collaborated with London gallery owner, Amar Singh, London gallery owner, to launch the then-unprecedented non-fungible tokens (NFTs) titled “Pride” and “Pride II” for Pride Month. And in 2022, it opened its digital doors to the Givenchy Beauty House on the digital gaming platform, Roblox.
The event highlighted a collection of the brand’s most swoon-worthy gifts of the season. Fall in love with the iconic The Slim collection all over again with The Slim Vibing Nudes; six new nude shades in velvet and matte textures. Libre eau de parfum, a light, lush fragrance that is both sultry and sophisticated, adds a finishing touch that the occasion wouldn’t be complete without. Add a personal touch for your love this Valentine’s with engraving services offered at YSL Beauty outlets.
The Valentine’s Day collection will be available both online and in-stores at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté ION Orchard, open from 10am to 10pm daily, and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Raffles City, open from 10:30am to 9:30pm daily.
Sephora unveils its first Asian Store of the Future at Raffles City Singapore
Sephora will be opening the doors to its first-ever Store of the Future concept store in Asia at Raffles City Singapore on 23 September. In line with its name, the store’s concept revolves around innovative features from in-store beauty workshops to digital touchpoints that are designed for a seamless, elevated customer experience.
Three main aspects form the basis for the store’s design: space, human and digital. Digitally, customers can take advantage of Skincredible, a free 15-minute consultation with Sephora skincare experts. The consultation involves a determatologist-grade skin scan resulting in a skincare score and tailored recommendations. The store is also cash-free, with a mobile checkout system doing away with queues.
Meanwhile, physically within the store you can expect to find spaces dedicated to different areas of the beauty experience. There’s a Play Table that allows you to Shop by Look, a Care Table to shop by personal skin concerns, a Skincare Lounge and a Beauty School which will offer open beauty classes.
Meanwhile, elevating the human touch, there’s a full range of services available in store. From a facial treatment (Perk by Hydrafacial) to full-face make-up services and hair styling, the treatment of a salon or spa can be accessed within this Sephora. A particular highlight: the dry styling hair service which enables you to revamp your hair style within next to no time.
This store will be open from 23 September, 2022 between 10am and 9pm daily, located at #01-20/21/22 Raffles City Singapore.
Float, freeze, and sweat your way to wellbeing with Soma Haus
When was the last time you held space for yourself? Pandemic burnout, rising inflation and now talks of a global recession may have left many in a state of dis-ease. Soma Haus, a new wellness centre located in Singapore’s East offers all the chance to reset our internal systems by creating the optimal environment for the mind and body to recover from the changing tides of life.
“There are no shortcuts when it comes to looking after our health, especially when we are all still reeling from the ongoing impacts of a global pandemic,” explains Soma Haus’ co-founder and therapist Kathy Gabriel. “Soma Haus has been designed to create the most optimal environment for your body to heal and recover. Our holistic services, ancient practices and modern technology work together to provide you with consistent maintenance, support and healing.”
Guests to this oasis of calm in the heart of buzzy Joo Chiat can experience a curated menu of restorative modalities, from shiatsu and myofacial massage, naturopathy to craniosacral therapy and counselling alongside ice baths, infrared saunas, and sensory depriving float pods. Or if you’d simply like to slow down via sound and recalibrate your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) without talk or touch, Soma Haus also offers gentle breathwork and sound bath sessions to help release stress and anxiety.
Reconnect with your self at Soma Haus, 108/110 Joo Chiat Rd #01-01, Singaore 427401. Open daily from 9:30am to 7pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9.30am to 5pm (Sunday).
Said systems work together to detect ‘fluctuations’ in the skin, where they will be able to identify the strengths, problem areas, as well as the true skin age of an individual’s complexion at a pixel level. What’s more, the entire process takes a mere three minutes and also issues personalised product recommendations.
SK-II’s ‘Future X’ pop-up store is open now till 31 March 2022 at The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands, #01-09 (near Art Science Museum entrance/exit). Admission is free.
Kiehl’s partners up with BT21 for a limited-edition capsule
Titled ‘BT21 Meets Kiehl’s in New York City’, it comprises the brand’s cult-favourite Ultra Facial Cream in several different iterations. For the 50ml edition, each product harbours a specific BT21 character—aka the animated brainchild of K-Pop tour de force, BTS: Koya, RJ, Mang, Chimmy, Tata, Cooky, or Shooky posing by iconic New York City landmarks.
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Its jumbo 125ml Ultra Facial Cream, on the other hand, will feature a group shot of all the BT21 characters. Shoppers will be entitled to a BT21 Blind Keychain with every purchase of Kiehl’s BT21 Ultra Facial Cream, and a Kiehl’s BT21 Totebag if they’ve spent $150.
Available at all Kiehl’s boutiques.