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Your weekly go-to list of the best things to shop, see and experience.
01 | Stella McCartney’s #StanSmith
We’re always on board with anything that Stella McCartney does, but her new collaboration with Adidas has us rushing to get our credit cards out. Taking on the iconic tennis sneaker design, McCartney’s iteration uses vegan leather in the construction (so no animals were harmed!) and features a black-and-white ribbon running down the heel of the sneakers. Contrasting the simplicity of the design, a punchy pair of rainbow-coloured laces add a jolt of electric colour to the overall look.
Available from 2nd December at all Stella McCartney boutiques.
02 | Smell great this Christmas with Jo Malone
Just in time for the holiday season, Jo Malone has released a new scent to add to their already-generous repertoire of fragrances. The Rose & Magnolia features a heady bouquet of sweet Rose de Mai that is underscored by a spicier Rose Damascena. To round off the sensuality of the scent, warm amber and patchouli help to add a touch of mystery. Perfect for your adventures after dark.
Now available at all Jo Malone stores.
03 | Sergio Rossi pop-up store
Fans of the iconic Italian shoe brand, sit up and listen. Since its relaunch in 2016, Sergio Rossi has stepped forward with their arsenal of comfortable sneakers, sassy kitten heels and stilettos that reach stratospheric heights. And from 1st December, they’re bringing all of that to our sunny shores with a pop-up store. Look out for their Resort 2020 collection, which features party-ready heels in silver and hot pink, or opt for a classic pump in black or nude.
Located at L2, Takashimaya D.S., from 1st December onwards.
04 | Christie’s Hong Kong Luxury Auctions
In the market for a one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe, or an exceptional beautiful jadeite sautoir? Now’s your chance to own either one (or both, if you’re so inclined) of them. Happening on the 26th and 27th of November, Christie’s Hong Kong will be holding two separate auctions featuring rare finds. The Magnificent Jewels (26th November) will be led by the “Heavenly Twins” jadeite sautoir (estimated SG$9,559,000), while the Important Watches (27th November) session will highlight an extremely rare Patek Philippe “L’Heure Bleue” (estimated between SG$2,086,000 to SG$4,171,000).
For more information, visit christies.com/auctions/hong-kong.
05 | Bottega Veneta Pre-Spring 2020
For their Pre-Spring 2020 collection, expect to find the rigorously sleek lines and drool-worthy accessories that Bottega Veneta has come to be known for. Beautifully-tailored coats, fitted dresses and oversized blazers all form the basis of a wardrobe that promises to transcend time and trends, while the accessories — each one featuring architectural shapes and lines — make for fantastic finishes to your outfit. For their campaign, the Italian house has tied up with Tyrone Lebron once again to capture the collection’s raw and powerful spirit.
Now available at all Bottega Veneta boutiques.
06 | Ding Dong x Aux Deux Amis dinners
For a novel dining experience, snag a spot at the pop-up wine-and-dine event that combines Aux Deux Amis — one of Paris’ most notorious natural wine bars — and Singapore’s very own natural wine bar and consultant Drunken Farmer, with the Southeast Asian-inspired flavours of Ding Dong. Hosted by David Loyola, the maestro behind Aux Deux Amis, sample a six-course meal that comes from a collaboration between Aux Deux Amis’ chef Matthieu Perez and Ding Dong’s very own Miller Mai. Then, let Eduardo Bayo of Drunken Farmer pick perfect wine pairings to complement the flavours and the conversations that your dinner mate and you will enjoy.