Style News: Van Cleef & Arpels' the poetry of time exhibition

Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
Lady Arpels Papillon AutomatePHOTOS: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, M.A.C


French jewellery maison Van Cleef & Arpels is holding an exhibition featuring classic timepieces from the label and five new creations presented recently at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva. The trade fair for the watch industry is often the site of major watch introductions from well-known brands, such as Cartier, Piaget, Audemars Piguet and Panerai.

Van Cleef & Arpels' The Poetry of Time Exhibition in Singapore will be the first to showcase the brand's new novelties since the international fair. They include the Lady Arpels Papillon Automate (pictured), which depicts the random fluttering of a butterfly, moving in accompaniment to the movements of the wearer.

The exhibition will also include classic masterpieces from the maison that are inspired by nature, astronomy, love stories and couture.

The Poetry of Time Exhibition is free and will be open to the public from tomorrow until Feb 26, 11am to 9pm at Level 1 Atrium, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn.

An artisan from Van Cleef & Arpels will be present from Saturday to Wednesday to demonstrate the intricate craft of enamelling.


Multi-label fashion retailer Club 21 is holding a pop-up sale from now till Feb 27 at Forum The Shopping Mall.

Discounts of up to 80 per cent are offered on brands such as French label Carven and Australian womenswear label C/meo Collective, with stock mostly from the Spring/Summer 2016 and Autumn/Winter 2016 seasons.

Cash, credit card and Nets payments are accepted. Club 21 members will receive an additional 10 per cent off, while DBS and POSB card members will enjoy an additional 10 per cent discount off sales items from tomorrow.

The pop-up sale is at 01-05/06 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, open: Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 7.30pm; Sunday, 11am to 6pm, tel: 6304-1358.



Cosmetics label M.A.C has teamed up with a trio of make-up legends to produce a 50-piece collection.

The Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection sees creations from make-up maestros New York-based artist Kabuki, celebrity make-up artist James Kaliardos and British make-up artist Diane Kendal.

This is the first time the beauty brand has collaborated with independent make-up artists to create a collection.

Each artist contributes his or her signature style to the range.

Kabuki brings bold and graphic face paints in indigo blue and emerald green; Kendal has created a deep burgundy mascara and creamy pearl eyeshadows reminiscent of iconic eye looks; and Kaliardos sticks to a more natural palette, with pinky beige lip glosses and warm brown eyeshadow.

Some highlights from the collection include a Kabuki palette of four dazzling eyeshadows ($77), a Kendal kajal crayon in bright teal ($34, pictured) and a Kaliardos full face kit ($90).

The M.A.C Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection is available at all M.A.C counters.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2017, with the headline 'Style News: Van Cleef & Arpels' the poetry of time exhibition'. Print Edition | Subscribe