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| FRIDAY APRIL 17 2009

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FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR: Peter Yap E-MAIL: peteryap@thesundaily.com

Chic accessories
WHILE women are spoilt for choice when it comes to accessories, men have to be content with a meagre selection by comparison which is why Royal Selangor has come up with their very own range of Men’s Accessories that exudes style with an urban chic. Royal Selangor Marketing general manager Chen Tien Yue said, “We saw this as an opportunity for us to leverage our design capabilities as well as expand our range of wearables which have become increasingly popular especially among the younger market segment”. Comprising 13 contemporary pieces, the predominant motif in this collection is an edgy faceted surface of impeccably-polished finish, which plays across two cufflinks, a keyring, flash drive, hip flask and bottle opener. The remaining cufflinks complement the range with their graphic shapes and abstract patterns, with designs borrowed from cut gems or inspired by palm fronds and woven rattan. With most of the collection suitable for engraving, these stylish accessories become even more personalised with the addition of initials, crests or monograms. Another highlight of this new collection is the introduction of three lariat-style neckpieces which can be worn at the neck, waist or on the hair. Equally versatile are chic and sexy key fobs. This season also sees Royal Selangor introducing the use of a new alloy Stannium in addition to pewter and other materials. This reflects the company’s continuous research and development in product design and manufacturing. T h e Men’s Accessories collection is available at all Royal Selangor retail stores, authorised dealers and online at www.royalselangor. com. Prices start from RM95. – by Kristene S i l v a Marie

Spring/summer escapade
IT’S FASHION WEEK AT THE MID VALLEY MEGAMALL
EVERYBODY can be part of the Mid Valley Megamall Fashion Week 2009! Chill out at the exciting parade of glamorous fashion rendezvous, step into chic runway shows, enjoy a free makeover session or even bring home a specially-designed champagne glass. It is certainly the fashion party of the season, happening from now until April 26. With the spring/summer escapade in mind, the Megamall creative team has conjured up an impressive facade of a holiday resort measuring two storeys high as the main centre stage. Presenting the hottest Spring/ Summer collections of the season from a total of 33 brands, guests could party the night away and if they are lucky, they get to brush shoulders with notable personalities in the fashion scene. For glitzy and glamorous shows to bring out the fashionista in you, be sure not to miss out all the daily private fashion shows. adidas Originals celebrates 60 years of Soles and Stripes and introduces adidas VESPA on April 21

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» Jaspal Spring/Summer
09 Launch on April 22 Nike Summer Music Festival 2009 on April 23 A Cut Above Glamorizes Your World 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 24

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Weekend shows
A series of exciting weekend fashion shows will follow suit starting April 18, with models sashaying down the catwalk daily featuring a good mix of collections and styles from 25 international and local brands. Fashion enthusiasts can feast on the trendiest chic Spring/Summer outfits from international brands such as Timberland, Hush Puppies,

Style tips

Nike, adidas, Reebok, Puma, Umbro, Speedo, Esprit, ELLE and G2000. The local fashion scene is brought to life at Mid Valley Megamall with models adorned in stunning fashion apparel and accessories, courtesy of Colours, PDI, Padini, Padini Authentics, P & Co, The Mod House, T-Joue, eclipse, ENVEE, Karyaneka, NICHII, motherclub and Echo Park. To match your newly bought outfits, check out the accessories of shoes, bags and more at the fashion shows by Vincci, Vincci +, Vincci Accessories and Carlo Rino. The fashion runway shows are made possible with the support from Sasa Cosmetics (the official make-up partner) and A Cut Above (the official hair partner). For a full listing of fashion show times, ask for a copy of Mid Valley Megamall’s Fashion Card at the Information Counter, Ground Floor or log on to www.midvalley.com.my.

Private fashion shows

» LeSportsac presents Fifi Fabulous
Fashionista on April 17

» Metrojaya presents Laura Ashley
Spring/Summer 2009 themed Tea Reception on April 20

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Be your own makeup artist
WOMEN can now experiment with gorgeous new colour looks that are customised exclusively for them with the Mary Kay Virtual Makeover. More than one million women around the world have found their perfect look for free with this online tool where they can “try on” new colour products in a clean, germ-free environment without icky product testers. Here are the steps to how you can try Mary Kay Virtual Makeover: Go to http://www.marykay.com. my/virtualmakeover.aspx to upload your photo for a personalised makeover. Create custom looks to suit your style, from everyday colours to something a little more bold. You can even change your hairstyle and hair colour. The options are practically endless. With each colour look tried, you

will see a filled Mary Kay Compact on screen featuring the products selected. To place an order, click to connect with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Share your Virtual Makeover looks with friends with the “forward to a friend” email option. Then you can choose to start over and keep experimenting. If you would rather try colour looks on a model, the Virtual Makeover also lets you select a “virtual model” of various skin tones, eye and hair colours to wear the latest looks created by makeup artists. “It’s amazing to know that more than one million women around the world have created new colour looks through the Mary Kay Virtual Makeover. With this simple tool, women now have a fun and easy way to try something new, find a beautiful colour look, perhaps even rediscover colour and connect with friends; all for free,” says Mary Kay Inc chief marketing officer Rhonda Shasteen. To make your own Virtual Makeover a reality, log on to www.marykay. com.my to connect with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for a free personalised makeover.

Nail indulgence
REWARD your weary feet from walking nonstop and hands from carrying loads of shopping

bags with a treat at Colour Couture’s n e w l y opened OPI Nail Bar at Tropicana Mall. Colour Culture - OPI Nail Bar occupies a small yet comfy space of 413 sq ft, with three pedicure stations and four manicure stations with a luxurious ambience where customers can pamper themselves. With more than 200 fabulous, dazzling colours lining the custommade shelves creating a spectacular rainbow of shades, there’s definitely a hue and tone to match anything, from your dress to your favourite handbag, shoes, jewellery and make-up. Indulge yourself on the custom made leather sofa while the trained manicurist work on your hands and two Plasma TVs to keep you entertained with the various selections of the latest movies and MTVs. Colour Culture offers various types of services that will suit your hands and feet such as Spa Manicure & Spa Pedicure, Basic and Essential Manicure/ Pedicure, acrylic nail extensions and chic nail art. Colour Couture is located at L143a, 1st Floor, Tropicana City Mall,

Petaling Jaya. Call 03-7725 2992/ 3922 for more information.

Win signed merchandise
MARKING the first anniversary of the partnership between Paul Smith and Manchester United, fans now have the opportunity to win signed merchandise which includes a signed football, signed team photo, signed blazer and tie and a signed football shirt. All you have to do is shop at Paul Smith Malaysia from April 24 to May 15 and stand a chance to walk away with these signed merchandise. In May 2008, British designer Paul Smith entered a three-year contract to supply formal wear and accessories to the Manchester United playing staff and officials for all domestic matches, European Cup campaign and pre-season tours. The first designs by the team were worn to their triumphant European Cup Final in Moscow in June 2008. Paul Smith is located at first floor, Suria KLCC. - Yee Jie Min


				
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