HOLIDAY BEAUTY TREAT
If there is just one holiday beauty set you want to treat yourself to, go for Net-a-Porter's Beauty Holiday Kit (US$140 or S$197, from Net-A-Porter.com). It is packed with 14 cult beauty designer brands, most of which are not available in Singapore stores. Think of it as one of the most luxurious beauty sampling boxes around.
The 15 pieces of full-sized and travel-sized products include American celebrity stylist Oribe's Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo (250ml); the premium 111Skin's Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (one sheet); the popular multi-purpose mask-moisturiser-primer This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up (15ml); as well as the hip Smith & Cult Lip Gloss - The Queen Is Dead (5ml).
NEW BOUTIQUE AT RAFFLES HOTEL
L'armoire, a new 1,200 sq ft multi-label boutique for men and women, opened at Raffles Hotel Arcade last week.
Expect exclusive designer collections from abroad such as womenswear label Uma Wang from China, which has garments with subtle detailing in skilfully matched fabrics and textures, and Italian menswear label m.a+, which is known for its innovative folding techniques and cuts.
Men and women can also have their pick of modern and avant-garde clothes from American designer Rick Owens and Paris-based Korean designer Moon Young Hee, both of whom showed their Fall 2015 collections at Paris Fashion Week this year.
Prices start from $77 for a pair of socks to $6,500 for a leather jacket by Spanish label Boris Bidjan Saberi.
L'armoire is located at 02-25 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade and opens from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 8pm.
The stylish home-grown barbershop We Need A Hero has launched its first two products: Hero Pomade in Matte and Sheen.
The products are made to slick hair into place, while keeping the shape of the hairdo pliable throughout the day. The water-based formulas are also easily washed off.
The Matte ($40) pomade has a natural finish, while the Sheen ($28) version adds a subtle gloss. Available at We Need A Hero, 57 Eng Hoon Street.
LV FASHION EXHIBITION
French luxury house Louis Vuitton's talked-about fashion exhibition, Series 3, has arrived in Singapore, its first and only destination in Asia.
It offers an immersive and sensory experience through the use of technology, each showcasing house designer Nicolas Ghesquiere's creative process for his Autumn- Winter 2015/2016 collection as well as pieces from the collection and the artisanal craftsmanship of the brand.
The exhibition will be held at the Crystal Pavilion South at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2 Level, from Saturday to Dec 23. Admission is free.
Guests can register their interest online at www.louisvuitton.com and choose an entrance-only ticket or a 30-minute guided-tour ticket.
METROPOLITAN DREAM BY H. NAKATA
Luxury Italian jewellery brand Damiani has collaborated with former Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata to create a collection which consists of pendants and bracelets for the metropolitan man.
Nakata has given his own spin to the line, which is based on Damiani's original Metropolitan Dream collection, launched in 2010.
The 38-year-old style icon has included leather bracelets, rounded cross pendants with diamonds and double cross pendants with diamonds.
Prices are available upon request. Part of the proceeds from the collection will be used to support the Clean Water Project, a humanitarian project supported by Damiani to construct clean water wells in Africa.
Metropolitan Dream by H. Nakata is available at Damiani outlets at 01-10 Scotts Square, tel: 6604-7217, and B2-79 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6688-7564.