Cara Delevingne: Choo Cruise ’18

Cara Delevingne: Choo Cruise ’18

With multiple strings to her creative bow, model, actress and novelist, Cara Delevingne is at the forefront of a new generation of models who have both a voice and a powerful platform, she has been a vociferous champion of a variety of causes spanning women’s health, gender identity, and discrimination. Now a rising Hollywood star who had made recent turns in Luc Besson’s Valerian and last year’s Suicide Squad, Cara is forging a cross-creative career on her own terms and it’s that confidence, as well as her innate sense of fun and glamour which embodies the essence of the Jimmy Choo woman that makes her the perfect choice to starin the Cruise 2018 film, advertising campaign, and editorial shoot.

Known for her eclectic style aesthetic, effervescent personality, and flawless red-carpet style, Cara Delevingne is the ideal muse for Shimmer in the Dark, a film directed by Australian filmakerLorinAskill. Reflecting Creative Director Sandra Choi’s overarching collection inspiration of dancing Choos, disco and sparkle and dressing up for a night out and telling the story of Cara’s after-dark adventures in NYC set against the soundtrack of I Get Lifted by KC and The Sunshine Band, the film follows Cara embarking on a night out. Stopping traffic and strutting the streets assertively in her crystal embellished MAINE boots and glitter CANDY bag, she draws the attention and admiration of passersby as she makes her way to her final destination: a club called IWANTCHOO.


Elsewhere, an exclusive advertising campaign and editorial shoot lensed by British photographer Tom Craig, documents the different moods of Cara’s Saturday night, from the all-important pre-prep to high party spirits, on to a seductive encounter and returning back home in the early hours. With the New York skyline forming the backdrop, Cara showcases the key product stories; Disco, I Want Choo, and Borrowed from the Boys from the new collection.

As a model and as a creative, Cara’s personality has always shone through her work and her fun-loving, but glamorous attitude perfectly reflected the Jimmy Choo woman for Cruise 2018,” said Sandra Choi, Creative Director. Powerful and seductive, feminine and effortlessly glamorous, this season isn’t about one look, it’s about the many ways a woman might dress up for a night on the city—but always with a playful allure. The shoot and film both perfectly capture the sense of anticipation and infectious energy that a night out can bring.”

To accompany the film and editorial shoot, Cara discusses her style evolution, explains why she feels under less pressure than during the frenetic zenith of her modelling career, and reveals which family holiday traditions she would never miss out on.

Photographs by Tom Craig

Styling by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn

Makeup by Kate Synott (for editorial shoot)

Hairstyle by Mara Roszak

In the Philippines, Jimmy Choo is located at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing and Rustan’s Makati. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Bally: 80’s Keyhole Bags

Bally: 80’s Keyhole Bags

The ‘80s opened up a new world for Bally, the brand gained recognition. The new hardware design is symbolic of this.

Bally’s Saddle bag is constructed of soft Buttero Lux leather, featuring the iconic B-Turn lock closure. Natural Canvas totes with contrasting trimming feature a 1908 Bally script logo.

The keyhole bag made from Grace Lux leather features a new keyhole hardware closure, also appearing on ladies small leather accessories. We want to talk about this keyhole feature as part of the story. 

On photo:
Suzy. Updated in bright derivations and with lightning bolt detail.

B-Turn: Tender and canvas top handle with detachable strap and B-Turn lock closure, quilted canvas sides, and perforation on the front panel.
Keyhole: Grace Lux leather shoulder bag with new keyhole hardware closure. Includes two versions of enamelled hardware.
Canvas totes: Shopping tote with trimming in black and contrasting Bally script logo from 1908.

80’s Lady: Bally SS18

80’s Lady: Bally SS18

She is secure. She is aware. She grabs and she goes.

The Bally woman evolved from the backdrop of a male dominated, urban landscape and she expresses herself with a laidback elegance and poise. She is quietly confident – captured in inconsequential moments through an all-encompassing lens.

This season, Bally reinterprets retro fashion. With the right mix of textures and textiles, Bally creates the perfect vintage look reminiscent of the 80’s. The infusion of sports elements adds an edgy twist to the oversized coverups.

Retro Sneakers: Bally SS18

Retro Sneakers: Bally SS18

The retro sneakers are the core of the SS18 collection – for both men’s and women’s. These four sneakers are the birthplace of inspiration that led to the creation of a narrative that authentically forms the DNA of this collection and the Bally brand. Bringing back Bally’s best sneaker styles over the past decades, the collection includes four replications of its most successful lace ups, from hip-hop era classics to smashing tennis shoes and sporty runners.

The vintage design, function and feel, sparks nostalgia to the Bally patrons back in the days, as much as it captures the attention of the younger generation.

These sneakers take you back in the 80’s fluid dance moves and effortless hiphop beats. It is reminiscent of the time when everyone just wants to be in a Bally sneakers.

SuperSmash (1965)

Reissued with a vulcanised sole and the same Bally logo on the side, the canvas shoes are available as replicas and in three new derivations, in both hi and low top styles, and as full leather versions.

Competition (1983)

Produced with the same shape, lining, and sole as the original shoe from 1983. The replica is available alongside four additional derivations in Kodak, garnet, marine, and snuff.

Vita-Parcours (1974): With original identifiable black and white check pattern and produced with a modernised sneaker sole, used in Bally’s Heimberg collection. A more urban shoe, the sneaker comes in its original form and three additional fabrications for men.
Galaxy (1983): Reissued and is now Bally’s lightest sneaker, crafted in canvas with suede detail. The original model in garnet has been reproduced alongside two new versions in Kodak and black, with the original running sole.

In the Philippines, BALLY is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Newport Mall. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Ode to 70’s: Bally SS18

Ode to 70’s: Bally SS18

When we say we history repeats itself, we meant it literally.

Following our generation’s obsession with everything retro qnd vintage, here we see Bally’s SS18 collection in full 70’s glory – and we’re in love!

This season, Bally has taken its decades of legacy from history books to the racks. The look and feel of the visuals are taken from Bally’s 1908 showroom in Kursaal, rebuilt in full glory for the vintage-thirsty generation of today.

The Look

The muted colors popping from neutral bases gives us an intense  style satisfaction. The soft palettes are balanced out with edgy feel-good sporty aesthetic.

The Textures

Adding to the flavour are the textures. Bally didn’t fall short in giving us variety, from curduroys, cagoules, oversized trench, to puffa jackets.

The silhouettes are rather simple, yet striking. The tucking and layering added a classic twist to the flavorful collection.

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