TURNING WEDDING DREAMS INTO REALITY, FROM THE FRENCH RIVIERA

MY RIVIERA WEDDINGS is a boutique Wedding Planning agency based on the French Riviera in the picturesque seaside town of Villefranche sur Mer, and was founded by the creative-driven, polyglot and extremely open-minded, Natalia Langsdale.

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“Our ultimate goal is to rewrite a couple’s love story into their reception”, says Natalia Langsdale, founder of MY RIVIERA WEDDINGS. “We source the best suppliers, whether it be a Michelin star chef, the rarest flowers or innovative ideas for wedding entertainment and working with world class performers. With a repertoire of themes to choose from, your special day can be as classic or imaginative as you desire. The sky is the limit, if that even!”

MY RIVIERA WEDDINGS itself was born out of years of high-end event organising in the luxury industry, specifically in the Monaco and South of France region for VVIPs.

Working alongside private banks, yacht brokerages and business aviation companies, MY RIVIERA WEDDINGS understands discerning and has an eye for what is truly the best and what sometimes seems, the impossible.

Bespoke events in Monaco, the South of France, Provence and Tuscany including ‘Dinners in the Sky’ 50m above ground level overlooking the port of Monaco or pétanque and golf with biodegradable golf balls and floating targets at sea with the backdrop of Monaco while on a 70m+ superyacht are just some of the specialities Natalia has proven to her discerning clientele.

“Because planning the biggest day of your life is only the beginning of your adventure.”

Imagination, kindness and a fine eye for everything beautiful and exclusive is at the forefront for Natalia and her team, catering for a clientele in English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Chinese and Japanese.

MY RIVIERA WEDDINGS is a culmination of marrying a rare skillset of bringing the most special day, be it classic or more unconventional to light through dedication, attention to detail and the crème de la crème of products, vendors and exceptional venues.


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For more information or a free consultation, please contact Natalia Langsdale

Email: natalia@myrivieraweddings.com

Mobile: +33 (0) 7 86 55 09 54

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ENTERING THE ECLECTIC WORLD OF GYUNEL

Creative Director and artist, Gyunel at work in her London-based atelier.

Creative Director and artist, Gyunel at work in her London-based atelier.

GYUNEL is a luxury brand known across the globe for creating the absolute finest in bespoke couture. Highly reputed for its exquisite craftsmanship and timeless design, it has grown to be a top choice for the world’s most influential women, whilst modestly gaining much admiration and recognition from the international press.

Founded in 2005 by Azerbaijan born, Gyunel, who then embarked on a creative quest to retell the story of timeless fashion, GYUNEL today caters to an exclusive couture clientele, offering an unparalleled by-appointment-only service at the House’s opulent showroom just opposite Harrods in London’s Knightsbridge.

With an eye for refined craftsmanship, elegance and reverie, GYUNEL has undoubtedly set a new standard in the realm of bespoke couture. Before expanding her horizons in fashion and couture, Gyunel was a successful artist. Each of her collections starts with her creative oil paintings, and is then transformed into working fashion designs.

These paintings are subsequently turned into prints on duchess, organza, crepe de chine and georgette created in-house in her London atelier. Gyunel is known for her ethereal prints and unique designs across all collections, and the supernatural theme of this collection continues to prove her signature creativity. 

Friends of the brand include Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Michelle Yeoh, Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Olivia Palermo, Erin O’Connor, Yasmin Le Bon, Coco Rocha, Izabel Goulart, Nina Agdal and HRH Princess Al Said of Oman. 

Friends of GYUNEL wearing her creations at high profile events worldwide.

Friends of GYUNEL wearing her creations at high profile events worldwide.

At the GYUNEL Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collection presented during Haute Couture week in Paris, France, all eyes were on the place Vendôme celebrated landmark that is the Hotel d’Evreux. The event took its form as a runway show attended by the likes of actress Marisa Berenson, fashion icon Christina Pitanguy, bloggers Kristina Bazan, Daniela Botero and Zara Alexandrova and designer Olivier Lapidus with his two daughters, Milla and Koukla.

A star-studded congregation arrived at the GYUNEL Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18 show.

A star-studded congregation arrived at the GYUNEL Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18 show.

On the catwalk appeared model and philanthropist, Petra Nemcova in ‘Fitna and the Bull’ (look 11), carrying a bull-shaped sculpted artwork on her shoulders, thus tying in Gyunel’s inspiration with the focal point of women’s empowerment principles.

Inspired by George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece “1984”, as well as Kurt Wimmer’s “Equilibrium”, Gyunel’s latest couture collection combines avant-garde architectural lines with natural elements in what she describes as “what I imagine the characters would try to create for their utopia, after destroying the dystopian regime”. Her outfits represent an impression of nature and abstract modern architecture working together to create an otherworldly universe, full of balance between the modern and the organic.

This collection tells the story of a girl that teleports through time and space, from old books to parallel universes and mythological lands. Gyunel describes her muses as Luc Besson’s “Lucy, a character who takes drugs and begins to acquire increasingly enhanced physical and mental capabilities, such as telepathy, telekinesis, mental time travel, and the ability not to feel pain or other discomforts”, and Fitna from the Azeri folktale where a young girl carries a calf on her shoulders every day until adulthood at which time the calf has grown into a full-sized bull, in order to impart a lesson to the King that one can achieve everything with practice.

There is a beautiful sense of escapism in this particular story, and the colour palette follows this journey, as the collection flows from dark to light. Structured textiles representing the two contrasting worlds of nature and urban modernity fuse together in perfect harmony. Techniques include twisted bugle embellishments, structured translucent organza surfaces with visible loose metallic threads woven with jacquard to emphasise the turmoil one must go through when plotting against their old ideals. Geometric diamond cuts coupled with soft metallic abstract prints highlight femininity and demonstrate strength within the muse. From a dark past, our muses move towards an optimistic, idealistic future. 

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This Is Where The Fashion Is Born - Behind The Scenes Photos

 

It is a sizzling hot morning in June, and the clocks are striking ten. The most influential menswear trade show in Florence, Pitti Uomo has opened its gates wide open. It is a mismatch of an pre-Interet era trade-show and Instagram fashion purists’ playground. The paparazzi’s and various fashion hunters have lined up their big lenses towards the eclectic crowd. People passing by are professionals. They know exactly how to look, smile (or rather not to smile), pose and still keep moving like it was a day like any other. Except it is not.

Behind every Instagram profile, there is a much more complex person that’s the key to understand the style and fashion you see now in magazines, Youtube and with half a year delay, on street. Pitti Uomo is the place where the fashion is created, shared and celebrated by the Internet era creative geniuses.

Today is the day these prodigies of fashion and creativity show their results of months, maybe years’ preparation. And every time, Instagram goes mad about these guys. They are free prey for the hungry bloggers, photographers, journalists, tv-hosts and their followers love it. It is the powerful mixture of genius personalities (with vast followings), their unique creations and the background of gorgeous, mediaval Florence that creates this fiesta of creativity and marvel. And the Internet loves it. There is so much rich content for the bloggers and photographers that the Internet frenzy doesn’t stop until the next Pitti Uomo starts (after 6 months). But is not only the media that is interested about the latest creations. The exhibition halls around the Piazza where the creative geniuses show their feathers are full of Big Fashion Corporations, holding their breath and making notes what to include to their next collection. This is where the fashion is born.  

My name is Max Noble and I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur and I am writing a book titled "The Laws of First Impression - Your guide on how to Master the Power of First Impression"

MASTER THE MASS FIRST IMPRESSION AND YOU WILL MASTER YOUR DESTINY

Casual & Aimless. You enter to the promised land of First Impression with high hopes, only to find out that the other is stuck inside his own head, without ability to think beyond his own concerns and routines. The great majority of First Impressions you experience are utterly haphazard muddles of assemblies.

This narrow-mindedness of others represents immense possibility to anyone who seeks to succeed in life. You need to learn think beyond yourself. Plan ahead.

I am going to share a secret with you. You know this to be true, yet no one have told it to you. The finding has been published only in an obscure academic magazine called Journal of Consumer Research just few years ago. 

Imagine yourself meeting your idol, someone you respect, - in person. You are alone with him and you have a glimpse of him. The First Impression is created. Then, imagine you in a group of people, your friends, meeting the idol. You do this together, - take in the First Impression the idol creates for you. 

"Master the Mass First Impression and you will Master your Destiny." Roger Federer by Marc Gysin

"Master the Mass First Impression and you will Master your Destiny." Roger Federer by Marc Gysin

Now read carefully. This is important. The research that the Oxford researchers did, found out that the joint experience, the one where you get to meet your idol in a group, trigger “a more holistic (less analytic) processing style”. 

Interpretation: Joint experiences are more open for insinuation. You are more in charge of your First Impression when there is a group of people experiencing it.

The second finding: “…evaluations of later episodes assimilate to first impressions.” Interpretation: The first impressions experienced with others have even bigger impact than when experienced alone. The First Impression done in front of a group of people, overshadows the experiences afterwards.

Law of First Impression. People in groups are biased to be inattentive. Use this in your advantage. Strengthen your First Impression by making it public, more the people, bigger the snowball effect. Hone your skill to make a precise and favorable First Impression in front of a group of people. Make your public appearances to your masterpieces. When mastered you can be sure that it has magnified effect. You have planted a seed and it grows in the minds of others.

Final Note. If perfected, this skill of Mass First Impression can lead to unprecedented success in your life. People will fall under your spell and your life becomes smoother and grander. It is now up to you decide how your First Impression looks and feels. Master the Mass First Impression and you will Master your Destiny.

My name is Max Noble. I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur, and I commit acts of nobleness around the world. I am authoring a book titled part of "The Laws of First Impression", which this article is part of.

Disrespect the rules the society foists on you

Our culture consists of a social codex, - manners that we use to survive with others. It is a necessity. But it is also a game. We nudge each other to one or other direction each time we are in contact with each other. We expect that others behave in specific way.

Some take the rules themselves. Internalize the social expectations. They think that they master the rules. Yet the ones who use and force the rules most are also the most disliked. And that is all right.

"The ultimate right and wrong doesn’t exist. The right and wrong are constructions of human mind. And human mind is of fluid construction." -Max Noble

The rigid people imagine themselves that there is only one way of being and doing things. They know what is right and wrong in this world.  Yet, you and I know the truth. The ultimate right and wrong doesn’t exist. The right and wrong are constructions of human mind. And human mind is of fluid construction.

The rigid people are one-trick-ponies (circus ponies who master one trick and nothing else) and this makes them extremely vulnerable. Take them out of their comfort zone and they will be lost. They have programmed themselves to survive in one specific environment, one specific act the time. You don’t want to be a one-trick-pony. You don’t want to just survive in social situations. You want to master the social situations. And that is an art. Not science.

"When you meet new people, be the first one to humanize the interaction."  -Max Noble

"When you meet new people, be the first one to humanize the interaction." -Max Noble

Truth of First Impression. To master the human interaction and to perfect your First Impression, you cannot rely solely on rules. That makes you inflexible, judgmental, one-trick-pony. A graceless know-it-all. People will despise you and with time you will grow even more judgmental and isolated. To stop this, you need to trust your instincts, lower your guards and let the flow happen. Train your instincts together with the social codex. When you meet new people, be the first one to humanize the interaction. Take others in to the warmth of your personality from the first moment, look into their eyes, respect what you see and take action based on that. There is no predefined code. Be bold and create deep, meaningful interactions. Done correctly, it will make you well liked and respected, - a pleasant star of the day.

Final Note. Use of humor is the fastest and most efficient way to move others to ease. Even the stiff people will lower their guards and let them be influenced by you with a successful use of wit. That’s why everybody likes comedians. 

My name is Max Noble. I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur, and I commit acts of nobleness around the world. This was my today's story about Disrespecting the Rules, part of my book "The Laws of First Impression".

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Why being present is the most vital thing in your life?

This rule is the most important rule of all. In life. Without it you will never be able to think clearly, produce, be in love or have success. Without it you don’t exist.

Be Present

You must forget the past. Don’t dwell into future. Stop right now and let these words sink into you. This is a test. How long can you focus on this text. That is your only criteria to success. So much depends on this. Being present. Your focus. Your discipline. Your life. Your life exists only in now. Yet you struggle to read this text and most likely have been interrupted already now. A sound. A smell. A sudden flashback. A worry about forgetting.

"Your life exists only in now." -Max Noble

Your brain is the same brain as your hunting ancestors had. It is build for long social recreations around fire. Bonding with others is what makes us human successful. We are in search of our tribe all the time. Then there are the intervals. The hunt. The excitement. The joy of being part of something playful, yet serious and challenging. Focus. Discipline. The emotion. The passion. This is what we crave for. You know this. You want this. The real life. The real you.

"You forget everything and are in flow, synchronized with yourself and you surroundings. You forget your ego and its worries. You become whole." -Max Noble

"You forget everything and are in flow, synchronized with yourself and you surroundings. You forget your ego and its worries. You become whole." -Max Noble

Truth of First Impression. You are not present. This is the common theme of a contemporary man. You are either being sad or joyous about the past or plan or worry about future. It is a rare moment that we found ourselves being present. Yet this is the key to your life. Your life exists only in now. When making First Impressions, your first and most important duty is to be present. Only this way you can take others in. Only in this way you can read others and react accordingly. Only by being present, you can create pleasant moments to others. You need to stop the time by ending the endless chatter in your head. Love the now and the life will love you back.

Final Note. Being present is hard in the modern world, but it is also one of the most rewarding things. You forget everything and are in flow, synchronized with yourself and you surroundings. You forget your ego and its worries. You become whole.

My name is Max Noble. I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur, and I commit acts of nobleness around the world. This was my today's story about Being Present, part of my book "The Laws of First Impression".

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Why You as a Man Do Not Exist in the Eyes of Women

This is a lighter note. Not scientifically proven. A fun note. Yet I know it to be the truth. It comes from my wife, the all-knowing oracle of mine.

What do men think? The bitter-sweet truth is that men are utterly simple. We think of women, success and enjoying the life. In that order. We, the men, are efficient machines, created by millions of years of evolution crafted with one thing in mind. Reproduction. Go to any man’s head and we all have three things in common: Sex, Leaving Legacy and Fun.

"Women have many more enemies than men have. And the enemies are very visible. And more the Enemy sends the sex, legacy & fun signals, more enemies they make." -Max Noble

Enter the women and we men are completely and unreservedly mesmerized by them. They have our full attention. They have our brain twisted and rocked everytime they enter the room. We men are the weak sex. We are simple, drooling creatures that love anything to do with those three things. Preferably in one bundle. If the woman possesses even a hint of all the three qualities, we are doomed to switch off our logic and stare. That’s why we are creepy puppies. Our brains do not function properly when women are around.

Ok. Those were my thoughts. Back to my wife. I showed her this, I thought an amazing video, from my friends about Polo.

While we watch movies or anything visual, we need to mirror ourselves in one of the roles we see, otherwise there is no effect. In this case my sub consciousness chose me to become the Polo player standing on moving convertible Bentley, swinging the mallet (a long-handled stick used in Polo) towards the ball and it made feel me pretty good about the scenario.

My wife saw something else. There are glimpses of Polo spectators in the movie. Most of them have the proper Polo spectator outfit on. Meaning sunglasses, some wearing a hat, very nicely dressed most of them. Now to the key finding. I asked what were her thoughts about the 1 minute movie. She struggled to say anything, and I got even more curious. Why this amazing sport and movie makes her itchy? Below is my interpretation and conclusion of the insightful discussion we had about the well-kept secret of women. To be blazenly open, most of it is my own interpretation. My wife might even deny that the discussion had these conclusions. But this is the truth.

Truth of First Impression. Men do not exist in the eyes of the women, - if there are other women around they focus on them. Why? Because their hormones are tribal. Women look at other women to see if they fit into their social codex. Expressed in manners, clothing and values. These other women fit into two rough categories. Friends and Enemies. The Friends are the ones the woman feels safe with. Ultimately, these friends are there for them to support in the case the reproduction and safety machine of man goes broken or is kicked away. Thus the bonding. Women bond all the time with other women because it makes them feel safe. Then there are the Enemies. And there are many of them. Women have many more enemies than men have. And the enemies are very visible. And more the Enemy sends the sex, legacy & fun signals, more enemies they make. They are not part of the tribe. Women are so focused on this Friend/Enemy battle in their head that they don’t see the men. They are in Tribal mode. Unless…

There are two exceptions that switch the Tribal mode off.

Firstly there are the demigods. The ideal husbands that the women wants to share their genes with. They are the saints and rakes at the same time. They can save the babies from burning building, while looking ruggedly handsome. These demigods have the aura that makes women confused, emotional and ready to reproduce right away. At least so say their hormones. My estimate is that about 5% of the male population has this gift. Most of them are blatantly ignorant of it. They just have it.

Secondly, the exotic and unexplainable man that captures women’s attention, not by their good looks, although it helps, but being a stranger. The woman is fascinated by this mysterious man because he offers better survival for her genes. Mixture of two wildly different gene pools has better survival change than two very similar gene pools. She is fascinated by the opposite of her, the color of the eyes, strange habits or manners, the adventure. Break from the usual routine.

Final Note. To capture woman’s attention, the man's first impression needs hint either demigod or exotic creature, preferably both. Otherwise women ignore the man and pay attention to other women. 

My name is Max Noble. I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur, and I commit acts of nobleness around the world. This was my today's story about Why Women Do Not Notice Men, part of my book "The Laws of First Impression".

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Why being pure good is boring and why Saints never rule the world

To attract others is a magnificent combination of art and science. There are rules that make sense and others, - not so. At least at the first glimpse.

Accept this: Pure goodness is boring. You are never attracted to pure goodness as much to something that has complex appearance, maybe event slightly sinister. That’s why James Bond has a drinking problem. That’s why Trump won the election. That’s why the women who make men wild, are not the most saintly ones. Forget the unnatural political correctness. People, that include you, love the hint of danger. You are provoked and stirred by it. It awakens you. And you love it. Life is dull and you want to break the dreary routines. You want to love the bad.

"Forget the unnatural political correctness. People, that include you, love the hint of danger."  -Max Noble

"Forget the unnatural political correctness. People, that include you, love the hint of danger." -Max Noble

To attract others. To make them interested. To make a sale. To convince anyone, you cannot rely on your goodness only. Yes, you can appear as a Saint, but to perfect the persuasion, you need to grow and accept that there are no living Saints. That is why the religions give the title of Saint, when the person has first passed away. When they lived, they were not Saints. Now that the person is not in vigor, the followers are free to construct the perfect image. Only fools believe in perfection. There is no perfection.

Truth of First Impression. When first impression happens, you need to be in charge of it. You don’t want to appear boring. You want others to want you. To do that, you need to accept the fact that a bore will never be as good as someone who creates excitement. The one who grabs your attention will always win over a dull, no matter how good they are. You need to hint something dangerous, forbidden, problematic even slightly threatening.

Final note. Never overplay this side of you when creating first impression. You don’t want to scare off people. You want their full attention, not run or fight reaction. The ideal good-evil balance is depended on you, but during the first impression it must only a slightest hint.

My name is Max Noble. I am an Adventurer, Cosmopolitan & Life Connoisseur, and I commit acts of nobleness around the world. This was my today's story about Evil in You, part of my book "The Laws of First Impression".

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