Here Comes The Sun
With a collection heavily inspired by American artist Judy Chicago’s pastel-bright masterpieces, creative director Sophie Delafontaine shines light on a new and empowered chapter of the Longchamp woman. Amy Yasmine discovers how the American artist’s framework has imbued feminism into the brand’s Spring/Summer ’20 collection, with an unexpected contemporary update.
THE RISE OF THE INSTA-GRIEVER
Celebrity deaths have turned Instagram into a digital Wailing Wall. Bob Morris reveals how to mourn socially, with dignity.
OUT OF OFFICE
Sometimes, the best way to get ahead is to look inside. As the recent MCO has inspired many to explore fresh pursuits, three Malaysian creatives share their most personal account of #WorkingFromHome, leading to a revelation of new personal and professional endeavours.
IN HIS SHOES
For his largest exhibition ever, Christian Louboutin opens up his world of whimsical curiosities at the Art Deco Palais de la Porte Dorée. Amy Yasmine heads to Paris to discover the exhibitionist side of the shoe maestro in an exclusive interview.
AND THE WINNER IS …
Following the dazzling turns in ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Fast Color’, and ‘The Morning Show’, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is taking the crown playing the first black Miss World. She tells Lydia Slater about fighting for feminism, embracing her heritage, and the secret of happiness in Hollywood.
The cultural advisor in the creative department of Dior and daughter to Maria Grazia Chiuri on her journey through fashion, importance of feminism, and her ever-evolving personal style.
Linda Cantello, the international make-up artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty, talks make-up trends, bright brows, and the problem with filters.
THE GREEN DREAM
Fendi creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi’s family country retreat represents a confluence of the Italian house’s timeless savoir-faire and the designer’s own eye on the future.
BRAVE NEW WORLD
In the midst of our global pandemic, Bvlgari shows true leadership in crisis support, spurring more participation by other luxury brands. Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bvlgari, talks about saving lives, and how the company is rewiring for the future, in an exclusive interview with Natasha Kraal.
Screen goddess Monica Belluci is proof that beauty and allure have no age.
In The Clouds
Spring/Summer ’20 looks to the silver screen for a touch of make-up magic. And it’s all ‘Euphoria’.
Birds Of A Feather
Starting with a blessing at a monastery, and ending on a high from vibrating singing bowls, Lexie Rodriguez’s wedding blurred the lines between traditional Black Tie and ’70s bohemia. Here, the creative entrepreneur recounts her wedding to Drew Switaj, anchored on a lake in Pokhara.
POWER OF THREE
Conversations with the luminaries of The AFK Collection.
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
Mughni Che Din previews the Bvlgari Spring/ Summer ’20 Leather Goods and Accessories collection and gets cozy with Bvlgari’s accessories business unit director Mireia Lopez Montoya where they discussed inspirations, brand growth, and innovation.
BATE is back and this time, the DJ duo are caught in a Webbe.
SCENTS AND STORIES
As Louis Vuitton master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud expands its ‘Art of Travel’ codes through sensorial fragrances. Amy Yasmine meets the innovative visionaire, whose free-spirited yet inquisitive nature feeds into a new exciting chapter at the maison.
NEW POWER DRESSING
Bottega Veneta creative director, Daniel Lee, continues to hone in on his vision for the Italian heritage brand with a Spring/Summer ’20 collection that is geared towards individualism and self-expression.
The Malaysian actor shares her thoughts on her latest role in Netflix’s original series ‘The Ghost Bride’, fashion heroes, and conscious spending.
For Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer ’20, creative director Paul Andrew showcased an ultra-sophisticated ready-to-wear collection, propelling a 1979 house icon into the future.
IN FULL BLOOM
Amid London’s sprawling cityscape lies a hidden gem where the past meets present. Amy Yasmine gets a lesson in history at The Bloomsbury, whose very own feminist past gets an unexpected bourgeoise makeover.
The latest buzzword in beauty isn’t a seasonal phase; clean beauty is a crucial action for this trillion-dollar industry to work towards the sustainable future we all deserve. Simply by resisting your next impulsive beauty purchase is a step closer to what the world needs.
FRESH AS A DAISY
With her breakout role as Rey in the latest ‘Star Wars’ saga, British actress Daisy Ridley is hailed as the generation’s feminist icon, and with good reason. Having gone from working on a minimum wage in a London pub, to one of science fiction’s greatest heroines, to producing BAFTA-nominated documentaries, the 27-year-old actress is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
Gou Against The World
With her inimitable force and off-kilter humour, South Korean DJ Peggy Gou is a breath of fresh air in music’s prismatic landscape. Here, in between her one-night-only performance in Kuala Lumpur, the 28-year-old shares all— from her beer-shampoo days, to braving the world, against all odds.
The Greatest Love
Between lingering kisses and adoring sidelong glances, artist-turned-filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and her dashing actor husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, open up to friend James Frey (whose book A Million Little Pieces they have adapted for the big screen) about the coup de foudre they experienced when they first met—and how they keep that spark burning bright more than a decade later.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas In 24 Hours
The actress and producer shares her day.
Landscapes Of The Mind
Ahmad Fuad Osman’s current artwork introduces contemporary art of Southeast Asia.
The Malaysian top model on breaking stereotypes, her body positivity, and sustainable style secrets.
Loving all things timeless, Duchess & Co creative director Ju Nn Phang and husband Aaron Tey, tied the knot in a Spanish palace surrounded by four-hundred-year-old tapestries and ancient chandeliers.
Lightness Of Being
In the sunlit north-Indian enclave of Vana, Lucia van der Post discovers health, healing, and spiritual insight.
Chris Hemsworth- Man Of The Hour
He’s the man who broke hearts and film baddies as the God of Thunder, Thor, and he’s also the man who made us laugh as Kevin, in ‘Ghostbusters’. Amy Yasmine met with the Marvel star and TAG Heuer ambassador in Singapore, and discussed how his acting has diversified as he charts his course through Hollywood, all while “never cracking under pressure”.