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Kat Von D Launching in Singapore

Best known for her reality show L.A Ink, Kat Von D is set to launch her beauty collection at Sephora in July. While the products will be available online later this month, we couldn’t wait to sample a few products and since they say that “caring is sharing”, we selected a few of our favourites.

To learn more about the collection and the highlights, click here.

5 Menswear Looks to Match 5 Porsches

The clothes horses at Men’s Folio also love fast cars. They put together five looks to go along with five Porsche models and got their ambassador, actor Lawrence Wong, to anchor this lovely spread. He kicks things off with the Porsche Cayman GTS (above), featuring himself in a Givenchy leather jacket, acetate sunglasses from Porsche Design and wool sweater and wool pants from Saint Laurent.

Porsche Cayman GTS

Contrary to popular belief, the name of the car does not refer to the Caribbean islands. Instead, Cayman is an alternative spelling of caiman, a Latin American alligator. When the first Caymans arrived at dealerships for sale, the automaker adopted four caimans at Stuttgart’s Wilhelma Zoo. Lawrence Wong fronts this shot in a three-piece suit from Dior Homme.

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Specs:

Output: 340hp

0-100km/h: 4.9 seconds

Top speed: 285km/h

Porsche Panamera GTS

The Porsche Panamera production model was unveiled at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show on April 2009. Since its debut, the full-size luxury car has become one of the best sellers of its class and has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Matthew Perry, Lindsay Lohan, and Ryan O’Neal. Lawrence Wong puts together the appropriate look with an all-Saint Laurent affair, from wool sweater and wool pants to leather jacket and leather boots. The acetate sunglasses are by Porsche Design.

Specs:

Output: 310hp

0-100km/h: 6.1 seconds

Top speed: 257km/hPorsche-Panamera-GTS-911-Carrera-GTS-Cabriolet-MF-Dec-Jan

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

The iconic 911 has long been a favorite among the who’s who including Ralph Lauren and Jerry Seinfeld, who have owned rare 911s. In the shot above, it peeks out from behind the Panamera.

Specs:

Output: 430hp

0-100km/h: 4.6 seconds

Top speed: 304km/h

Porsche Cayenne S

It was possibly the most talked about model in the Porsche portfolio. Porsche enthusiasts weren’t exactly sure what to make of luxury SUV from the celebrated sportscar maker. However, it has become one of the most sought-after luxury SUVs on the market, and its success silenced its critics. Today, some of the most prestigious sports carmakers are jumping on the bandwagon to produce their version of SUVs including Bentley and Lamborghini. Lawrence Wong is dressed to match in a Versace polyester jacket and wool pants, with leather boots by Saint Laurent.Porsche-Cayenne-S-MF-Dec-Jan

Specs:

Output: 420hp

0-100km/h: 5.5 seconds

Top speed: 259km/h

Porsche Boxster GTS

The Boxster’s name is derived from the word “boxer”, referring to the vehicle’s horizontally opposed or boxer engine. Right from the start, it was an instant hit, just four years after the Boxster’s debut in 1996, its sales volume had almost quadrupled to nearly 56,000 units. Lawrence Wong owns this look with a Saint Laurent wool jacket and Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 edition.Porsche-Boxster-GTS-MF-Dec-Jan

Specs:

Output: 330hp

0-100km/h: 4.9 seconds (PDK)

Top speed: 279km/h

Story Credits

Text by Lance Lim

Photography by Richard Chen

Grooming by Sam Ong using colors from Sephora

Outfits by Porsche Design; Givenchy; Dior Homme; Saint Laurent; Versace; Chopard

This story first appeared in Men’s Folio.

Sephira Uncover the Essentials

Sephora Launching Beauty Box Subscription Service

Sephira Uncover the Essentials

 is following in the footsteps of Birchbox and Julep by launching its own subscription beauty box service called Play! by Sephora this fall.

Boston, Columbus and Cincinnati are the lucky cities that will get to trial the first 10,000 boxes, set to be unveiled this September. The brand plans to expand to additional cities throughout the US in 2016.

Each monthly box will cost $10 and contain products based around a particular theme. For September the theme is “Uncover the Essentials” and the contents include a Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion lip gloss, a Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlighter eyeliner, an Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Face Crème, a Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil and a Glamglow Supercleanse cleanser.

A Spotify playlist is also included in the contents.

Each box will include a “Play! Book” offering beauty tricks and fun facts about the products, Deborah Yeh, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sephora, told WWD. It will also let customers access content via the Sephora to Go smartphone app. A “Play! Pass” will get clients a one-to-one tutorial of how to use the products in Sephora stores.

The beauty box concept continues to go from strength to strength, with brands adding quirky details to keep customers interested. Earlier this month Birchbox teamed up with Nicole Richie on a limited edition beauty box to celebrate the second season of the TV series “Candidly Nicole.”

In March the company created special one-off boxes to mark the final episode of “Mad Men,” including key products for recreating the iconic beauty look from the series.

Sephora flagship Shanghai

Sephora to launch flagship site in China

Sephora flagship Shanghai

Cosmetics giant Sephora is set to launch a flagship retail site in China.

The beauty boutique, part of the LVMH Group, is collaborating with the Chinese e-tailer JD.com on the project. The site will be JD’s largest yet, encompassing over 1,200 products from over 70 different beauty brands including Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, Benefit and Kenzoki.

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President of Sephora Asia Anne Veronique Bruel said that authenticity was an issue when choosing the right partner for the project.

“Sephora is renowned for its beauty solutions from the world’s best brands,” she said. “I am confident that together we will be able to provide Chinese consumers with a truly world-class online shopping experience, without the worry of counterfeits.”

The site will be Sephora’s first move into the Chinese e-commerce market, proving how far the French brand has come since it was founded in 1969.

The brand now sells over 200 world-class brands including its own label, Sephora Collection, and features more than 10,000 unique products across makeup, skincare, perfume, hair care, body care, professional tools and more. It comprises 2,000 retail locations in 32 countries.

Sephora flagship Shanghai

Sephora opens Shanghai flagship

Sephora flagship Shanghai

Cosmetics chain Sephora has opened a beauty mega-boutique in Shanghai featuring 7,000 products over five floors. It is located at the junction of Nanjing West Road and Maoming Road.

Sephora has been present in China since 2005 and has expanded to 133 locations in 47 towns and cities in the country. This latest store is the largest in the country with 1,500 m² of shopping space, featuring 118 different brands, of which 17 are Asian.

Chinese cosmetics are skincare driven, and the first two floors of the new store are devoted to cosmetics, haircare, skincare and fragrance.

The third floor features a Sephora academy, which aims to train up a team of ‘beauty experts’ to be deployed in-store.

Founded in Paris, France, in 1970, Sephora is now owed by luxury giant LVMH. It has grown into a global beauty brand with nearly 900 stores in Europe (including Russia), 700 in the North and South Americas, 144 in Asia, and 24 in the Middle East.