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LE STYLE magazine edition 11 - TRAVEL

A photography magazine with perforation on style, art, architectural heritage of France, food and travel.

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Sofitel So Singapore Official Opening Party

29 August, 2014 - Sofitel So Singapore officially opened its doors in the heart of Singapore’s CBD with a glamorous cocktail party. Housed within the iconic former telecommunications building at 35 Robinson Road, Sofitel So Singapore is the perfect blend of French elegance with a chic Singaporean twist, set to redefine luxury boutique accommodation in the Lion City.

Design(er) Flair

Designed by Singapore’s only French design house, MIAJA Design Group, led by award-winning designer, Isabelle Miaja, Sofitel So Singapore features 134 exquisitely designed rooms located within a So Hip wing and a So Heritage wing.

Exciting features include a light-filled atrium that will welcome guests into a lobby with unique artworks and a captivating hexagonal light installation, called L’Hexagone, a plush ‘bed-table’ within the stunning restaurant and a glamorous golden-tiled rooftop pool surrounded by tall skyscrapers that transforms into cylinder of lights at night – giving it n unrivalled luxurious urban feel.

Masterfully-created commissioned objects featuring Karl Lagerfeld’s “The Lion’s Seal” emblem are spotted throughout the hotel including the BooKube, DoorKnockers on the So Heritage Wing and the bespoke bathrobe en nid d’abeille featuring the red and white ‘The Lion’s Seal’ embroidery. An intimate La BibiloteK decked with a collection of books, curated by the maestro himself, sits beside the Xperience Bar. The front-of-house ambassadors dressed in garde-robe straight from the fashion designer’s namesake collection, KARL LAGERFELD, greet guests as they walk through the hotel entrance. 

Where Paris Meets Singapore

Sofitel So Singapore rooms, designed by Isabelle Miaja, are unlike any other hotel room in Singapore. Dressed to impress and inspired by 19th century French decadence, every room at Sofitel So Singapore invites guests to dream with high ceilings and bespoke light boxes featuring images of palatial glass domes inspired by the traditional architecture of Europe and modern constructions in Singapore. Room designs are reminiscent of traditional Parisian apartments. With the modern traveler in mind, Sofitel So Singapore is equipped with the world’s first completely Apple®-based guest technology solution in every room, including iPad minis to control all room functions and iPhones to call for hotel requests.

Convivial Dining @ So

Xperience, the hotel’s signature restaurant and bar will be a key highlight of the exciting new property and a destination for the Singapore cosmopolitan set.  With a relaxed yet stylish gastro-bar dining concept, Xperience will take guests on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey of the senses. 

Helmed by Chef Anne-Cecile Degenne, Xperience diners will be able to design their own customised menus, based on different culinary experiences - crunchy, juicy, smoky, creamy, silky, spicy and zesty – to name a few.  Ensuring a social environment and tapping into the increasing trend for family-style sharing, dishes will also be available in three sizes: XS for tasting, XM for a personal size and XL for sharing. Modern beats and music from the hotel’s resident and guest DJs adds vibrancy to the atmosphere of the restaurant and bar.

Xperience is positioned to be a destination for global cuisine in the heart of Singapore, with Chef Anne-Cecile to be joined by internationally acclaimed Michelin-Starred Guest Chefs on a regular basis.

Visit the website here.     



Lindy Klim Exudes Femininity in her Simone Pérèle Photoshoot


Wife, mother, business owner and Australian fashion icon, Lindy Klim chose global French lingerie brand Simone Pérèle to work with in a recent shoot for her hugely success blog www.lindyklim.com.au designed to inspire women to feel sexy, feminine and womanly. 

"It’s so easy to get caught up in today’s fast-paced world… whether it’s your career, or being a girlfriend, wife or mother, you can often forget to just sometimes feel like a woman" Lindy muses in her stunning editorial on L.K.EDIT

"When it comes to lingerie, it’s no secret that the French make some of the best, and I have always loved the perfect balance that Simone Pérèle strikes between comfort and femininity. 



"Founded in Paris in 1948, the brand was all about enhancing the beauty of the female body, and still perfectly achieves this in 2014. It’s amazing how things like beautiful fabrics and perfect cuts can really change the way you feel – to me, Simone Pérèle has the ability to make women of any body shape feel truly sexy."

And unlike other lingerie brands, Simone Pérèle designs lingerie for you, the wearer, not for anyone else.

"Most of the time you might be the only one who knows you’re wearing it, but beautiful lingerie is not always about who is going to see you in it: it’s all about how it can completely change the way you feel."

Like any mother juggling parenthood and a demanding career, sometimes you just need a few moments to remind yourself that you are beautiful, strong and feminine....and what better way to do so than by dressing up in some gorgeous lingerie!





The Peninsula Paris Opens Its Doors


The Peninsula Paris is officially open for business, making its grand entrance into Europe for the first time. 

Located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysée, The Peninsula Paris features 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites with five featuring their own private rooftop, six restaurants and bars including a panoramic rooftop bar L’Oiseau Blanc with a 360 view of Paris; luxury boutiques, the Peninsula Spa, private reception rooms and Paris’ first above ground Cigar lounge.

The property is located in a late 19th century classic French-style building, dating back to 1908, when it first opened as the Hotel Majestic, one of Paris’ most famous historic landmarks. Following the wartime occupation of Paris, the hotel was converted into UNESCO’s headquarters in 1946 then in 1958 became the conference centre for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, used to host high profile events until 2009.




Online magazine, Le Style connects with readers and Francophiles in its 4th annual luxury charity event at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins


Photography by Andre Elhay 

On Saturday, July 12, Le Style magazine, an online publication about French luxury and photography, led by Sha Anderson hosted its fourth annual high tea fundraiser event, L’heure du Thé at West Tower Suite on level 35 of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation while sharing the love for France, food and fashion. This year’s event brought together supporters, clients and readers for an opulent afternoon which included an entertainment program, best-dressed, lucky prize giveaways and donations.

L’heure du Thé (meaning tea time in French) event was a luxury high tea styled in an elegant monochromatic black and white interior styled by Little Big Company and The Eleventh Flower Designs. Couture laced macarons and meringue drops by Macarahrah, floral-art cupcakes by Studio Cake, demitasse sugar sticks by Little Big Company and silver leafed petits choux by Executive Chef Pierrick Boyer from Le Petit Gateau added to the luxurious elements of the event, all handmade in black and white in sync with the overall opulence accompanied with Parisian tea house, Mariage Frères in Paris who has sponsored their famous Marco Polo teas at the event. Renown fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess who has illustrated for various recognized international names such as Le Meurice hotel in Paris and Ladurée, was the special guest with a book-signing special meeting fans and autographing her featured illustrations on Le Style magazines which was part of the goody bags given out on the day.

Guests attended in a black and white - black tie dresscode from a good mix of Australian fashion professionals, French expats and Melbourne foodies with a common interest on France and luxury. The best-dressed prizes, selected by presenter, Colette Werden were a bouquet of flowers by The Eleventh Flower Designs, a Kerrie Hess illustrated iPhone case from The Dairy and a large cake from Le Petit Gateau. A La Petite Robe Noire (The Little Black Dress) fashion installation by Creative Director and Stylist Dean Hewitt from Madam Virtue & Co included eight looks by Elsa Schiaparelli, Tom Ford for Gucci, Roksanda Ilincic, John Rocha and JC Lloyd-Southwell d’Anvers for Madam Virtue. Director Sha Anderson was styled by Southwell d'Anvers from Madam Virtue in a YSL dress, BCBG Maxaxria heels, Coco Chanel bangle and pearl necklace by the French designer & stylist himself.

Deputy Director & Manager of Cultural Events of Alliance Francaise Melbourne, Francoise Libotte made a speech on French language in today’s modern society, French Designer and Stylist JC Lloyd-Southwell d’An- vers from Madam Virtue & Co shared his perspectives on the little black dress concept in Australia and Paris, a neoclassical ballet was performed by The Jane Moore Academy of Ballet and comedienne Kate Hanley performed her stand-up comedy as the hilarious ‘Parisian pop icon’ Fanny Bouffante.

Colette Werden, a TV presenter, Style & Image Specialist and Alfa Romeo ambassador emceed the event. Also in attendance were Creative Director and Stylist DEAN HEWITT from Madam Virtue & CO, Executive Chef PIERRICK BOYER of Le Petit Gateau, Melbourne’s socialite SHIVA SINGAM and fashion stylist REUBEN CHEOK.

“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our guests is absolutely amazing. The support of all of our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers is what makes this event such a success,” said Sha Anderson. “We feel fortunate to be able to make this contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.”

This year’s L’heure du Thé Melbourne was made possible by the following partners and sponsors: Little Big Company, Eleventh Flower Designs, Kerrie Hess Illustration, Colette Werden, Madam Virtue & CO, mei+picchi, Fanny Bouffante, Le Petit Gateau, Mariage Frères Paris, Alliance Francaise Melbourne, The Jane Moore Academy of Ballet, Andre Elhay Photography, Popcorn Films Melbourne, entertainmentone, Collins Place, Deitea and Uber Melbourne. 

Le Style promotes inspirations to travel to France and French luxury through photography and L’heure du Thé events. Based in Melbourne Australia, the online magazine and events started in 2011 and have been raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation ever since. Le Style will bring L’heure du Thé events to Sofitel luxury hotels in New York and Singapore from the end of 2014 to raise funds for the local Breast Cancer Organizations and connects with French and Francophile community. To learn more, visit www.lestyle.org or call (61) 0450 545 564. View all amazing photos of the event here.





CULTURE CHANEL, The Sense of Places


From August 30th until October 5th 2014, the DDP Seoul will house the CULTURE CHANEL exhibition entitled The Sense of Places. This design museum inaugurated in March 2014 is the work of the architect Zaha Hadid.

Once again this exhibition has been entrusted to Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the previous editions of CULTURE CHANEL, held successively in Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum for Fine Arts in 2007, in Shanghai at the Museum of Contemporary Art and in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China in 2011, and more recently in 2013 at the Opera House in Guangzhou and at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

CULTURE CHANEL - The Sense of Places approaches CHANEL’s creative language through the locations that greatly inspired Gabrielle Chanel.

Each of the exhibition’s ten sequences acts as a particular landmark in Mademoiselle Chanel’s life story, and the exhibition seeks to highlight the strong influence these places she lived in and loved had in forming her stylistic language.

From Aubazine to Deauville, from Paris to Venice, Gabrielle Chanel sketches the contours of her world enriched with images and reminiscences. More than 500 pieces including photographs, books, objects, manuscripts, archives and artworks along with fashion, jewelry, watch and perfume creations retrace the life story of this key figure that left an enduring mark on her time. This exhibition reveals the true spirit of CHANEL through a subtle play of correspondences, and in a highly original way sheds light on the real and imaginary life of one of the foremost creators of the 20th century. 


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