Style News: New serum from Aesop



Australian skincare label Aesop is set to launch a new serum formulated to balance and fortify the skin against pollution.

The Lucent Facial Concentrate is a light serum that is easily absorbed into the skin and contains ingredients that the 29-year-old label claims will hydrate and nourish the skin.

The upcoming Lucent Facial Concentrate is an addition to the Skin Care+ range. The range already contains a gel, a cream and an oil with formulations that are said to have high concentrations of high-quality botanicals, vitamins and antioxidants.

The new addition to the range is a lighter version targeted at those who avoid heavier creams and lotions. The serum contains ingredients such as vitamins C and B3 and sodium carrageenan.

The Lucent Facial Concentrate ($145 for 60ml) will be available at all Aesop stores from Monday.


• Rolex Boutique

The new 5,522 sq feet Cortina Rolex Boutique (above) opens today at Marina Square.

It is also home to The Rolex Exhibition, a permanent multimedia exhibition which allows shoppers to learn about the brand's history and craftsmanship behind the timepieces.

The full range of Rolex timepieces, including the Oyster and Cellini collections, is sold at the boutique and prices range from $6,000 to $109,000.

The Cortina Rolex Boutique is located at Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, 02-38, open daily from 10am to 10pm, tel: 6339-8787.

• Marc Jacobs

The fun and quirky American fashion brand opened a new boutique at Paragon last Friday.

It will carry the full range of women's ready-to-wear, shoes, jewellery, bags and accessories. Prices range from $270 for a T-shirt to $1,160 for The Jane handbag from the brand's West End collection.

For the latest Fall 2016 collection, designer Marc Jacobs collaborated with Tabboo!, a drag performer and artist from New York whose real name is Stephen Tashjian.

Expect hand-painted motifs featuring animals such as rats and crows on items such as bags, clothing and shoes, as well as clothes with playful proportions: voluminous full skirts, extra-long arm sleeves and oversized coats in a sombre colour palette of midnight blue, dark green and black and grey.

Marc Jacobs is located at Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, 01-03A, open daily from 9am to 10pm, tel: 6836-8315.


The famous perfume from the French fashion house, released in 1921, has rarely been rebooted.

An eau de toilette was created in 1924, while an eau de parfum was made in 1986. This was followed by an eau premiere in 2008.

Today, the label's perfumer Olivier Polge has given the signature scent a new iteration in the form of the No. 5 L'Eau.

The fragrance still draws from the classic version, containing the same May rose notes as the original No. 5.

However, it drops the more metallic aldehydes in preference of the scent of orange rind. Polge also removed the powder from the base of the perfume and increased the vibrancy of the zests. The vanilla notes are also decreased, while the jasmine is made lighter. The result is a fresher and more natural version of the No. 5.

The No. 5 L'Eau ($165 for 50ml, $237 for 100ml) is available at all Chanel counters from today.


Home-grown shoe and accessories brand Charles & Keith has launched a new shopping app.

Apart from being able to search for products by category, price and size and locate the nearest Charles & Keith store, shoppers can also sync their account details, wishlists and shopping bag content across digital devices.

Users can preview the brand's seasonal campaign and exclusive collections before they are released in stores and receive app-only promotions.

The Charles & Keith app is available for free download through the App Store and Google Play store.

Correction Note: An earlier version of this story said that the Cortina Rolex Boutique houses the Rolex Experience Centre. It should be The Rolex Exhibition.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Subscribe