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Psychologists tell us that how we look (or how we think we look) clearly determines how we feel.

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And after this past year of lockdowns, economic slowdowns and surging covid-19 numbers, we could all use a personal overhaul boost.

So why not start a whole new chapter in your life journey this month with a few simple changes such as a new scent or a wardrobe redux that can give you a “me-lift” hoist of confidence to help you face 2021 with your best self forward?

Remember: You don’t need to conform to what others define as trendy or fashionable.

Find what makes you feel good about yourself and indulge your own tastes.

Whether in terms of makeup or what you wear, make this year all about you.

Scent of Nature

Bring a little of the great outdoors inside with Dsquared2 Red Wood, a lush woody scent that blends the romance of roses with the freshness of a sparkle of a crisp, green forest.

Red Wood by Dsquared2 is a lush, audaciously erotic fragrance for women designed around the earthy aromas of wood.

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Its top notes of cranberry and red pepper accents give it an immediate seductive aura that evolves into a robustly feminine blend of velvety red roses, litchi and magnolia.

Red Wood’s base is composed of an intensely warm fusion of amber-y woods, cedar and soft musk.

Dsquared2 Red Wood is the complementary scent to the brand’s male fragrance, Dsquared2 Green Wood, a free-spirited and vigorously intense aroma that opens with an energetic spice of lemon, santolina and bourbon pepper.

Sophisticated woody notes of cedar and vetiver give Dsquared2 Green a resinous accord that evokes a generous and primeval essence that finishes with silage, wild Cyprus, ambrox and musk for lingering and all-encompassing bouquet of raw masculinity.

The Dsqaured2 duo reflects a strong and sturdy character of contemporary elegance while never abandoning the brand’s roots of authenticity.

Facial Lift

Lotions are the prelude to every beauty ritual and are fundamental for radiant skin.

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As a complementary and now essential bonus, they finalize the cleansing process and help prepare skin to receive the next products.

Chanel has just introduced a new Le Lift Lotion that prepares skin to receive the full smoothing and firming benefits of any skincare ritual.

The key to Le Lift Lotion’s effectiveness is a botanical alfalfa concentrate, a gentle ingredient as efficient as retinol is reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and an active water complex that locks in moisture for an intense plumping effect.

Its lightweight lotion formula has a luscious gel-in-water texture that preps the complexion to receive the full benefits of serums and creams.

Skin immediately looks plumper and more radiant, with a subtle tensing effect.

With continued use, Chanel Le Lift Lotion will leave skin smoother, firmer and more toned, and with less visible pores.

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Fashion Reset

Ermenegildo Zegna’s new winter 2021 “Reset” collection is all about change.

The new line, developed by Zegna’s artistic director Alessandro Sartori, celebrates the “(re)tailoring of the modern man.”

Satori, who describes the collection as an “upcycling of tailoring to adapt to the contemporary world,” said it is intended to reflect man’s inherent gift of adaptability and evolution.

The collection clearly echoes the luxury Italian brand’s fashion-forward daring, with a notable move away from formality and toward comfort, with iconoclastic fluid designs that defy conventional pigeonholing of day or night, workplace or casual.

“We all are experiencing a new reality concerned with new needs, which lead us to previously unseen lifestyles and attitudes,” Satori said during an international internet press preview of the collection on Friday, Jan. 15.

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“It is precisely at a time like this, when everything is under discussion, that we at Zegna have decided to (re)set.”

The collection features shawl collars, track pants and hand-cut jersey slippers that deconstruct the theme of formality.

The relaxed suits, either loose or with a blazer tailored close to the body, are no longer a uniform, but a way of expressing oneself, Satori said.

Chromatic flows include hues of alpine white, autumn foliage beige, forest green, smoky gray, dense black and earthy mud, with sudden accents of orange, redefining both style and ritual.

The new Zegna collection was presented in video format, with dynamic camera movements that mirrored the unorthodox designs through a visual narrative full of spiraling cinematographic surprises and jump cuts filmed with an open building as a backdrop.

The Ermenegildo Zegna group, founded in 1910, is the largest menswear brand in the world by terms of revenue.

British golfer tommy Fleetwood. Photo: Tag Heuer

Golfing Royalty

Tag Heuer, the luxury Swiss watch brand that has always aligned itself with the world’s greatest sports masters, has just signed a partnership with British professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood.

The 29-year-old five-time European Tour Winner and member of 2018’s victorious European Ryder Cup Team will now be the face of the Tag Heuer Connected watch golf edition-

Fleetwood is working closely with the Tag Heuer Connected team’s software engineers in Paris and lending his professional expertise to further develop the already best-in-class Tag Heuer golf app and enhance the overall player experience of the app.

…Jan. 21, 2021

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