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Timeless Portofino

As I mentioned on my previous post, I went to Hong Kong a few weeks ago to attend IWC Schaffhausen’s events for the launch of the new Portofino Midsize collection. We stayed at Grand Hyatt Hotel where most of the events were held and had a wonderful time during our stay. Aside from the fact that the room was unbelievably beautiful, we also had a breathtaking view! Now, it’s time to show you guys what happened during the first event I attended, the Timeless Portofino Exhibit.

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.” -Ted Grant. I remembered this quote during the Timeless Portofino exhibit while looking at the photos that renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh took in collaboration with IWC’s new collection. His works are just simply amazing and soulful. Photos were not allowed during the exhibit, but I was able to find some pictures on the internet and included them here.

Peter Lindbergh already worked with IWC four years ago for their previous Portofino collection and is happy to do it again this time around, capturing the beauty of IWC’s Portofino midsize watches featuring Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Waltz and Zhou Xun. Where else would they shoot it but in Portofino, Italy, of course, where all the inspiration came from. “From the park you have a staggering view over the bay of Portofino. My gaze takes in the artistically trimmed boxwood hedges, the elegantly laid-out gravel footpaths and walls that are centuries old. The magic of the place inspires me. It is the perfect backdrop for the new Portofino collection.” –Peter Lindbergh.

Star photographer Peter Lindbergh and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett visiting the exclusive IWC photo exhibition ÒTimeless PortofinoÓ in Hong Kong. To mark the launch of the new Portofino Midsize collection from IWC Schaffhausen, Peter Lindbergh created an impressive series of stunning pictures, featuring well-known celebrities Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz as well as the models Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova in the picturesque Italian harbour town of Portofino. 29 September 2014, Hong Kong. Photo by Getty Images for IWC
UNDATIERTES HANDOUT – Actress Cate Blanchett wearing the new Portofino Midsize Automatic (Ref. 4581). Photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. Portofino (Italy), May 2014. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Peter LINDBERGH)

Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett viewing the exclusive IWC photo exhibition ÒTimeless PortofinoÓ in Hong Kong. To mark the launch of the new Portofino Midsize collection from IWC Schaffhausen, star photographer Peter Lindbergh created an impressive series of stunning pictures, featuring well-known celebrities Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz as well as the models Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova in the picturesque Italian harbour town of Portofino. 29 September 2014, Hong Kong. Photo by Getty Images for IWC

(L-R) Goris Verburg, IWC Marketing & Communication Director, star photographer Peter Lindbergh, Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and Benoit de Clerck, IWC Managing Director Asia Pacific, at the ribbon cutting of the exclusive IWC photo exhibition ÒTimeless PortofinoÓ in Hong Kong. To mark the launch of the new Portofino Midsize collection from IWC Schaffhausen, Peter Lindbergh created an impressive series of stunning pictures, featuring well-known celebrities Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz as well as the models Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova in the picturesque Italian harbour town of Portofino. 29 September 2014, Hong Kong. Photo by Getty Images for IWC

During the event, Cate Blanchett also came for the launch of the Portofino midsize collection and for the ribbon cutting. I almost shrieked when I saw her- seriously, I’m such a fan. I had just finished watching her film, Blue Jasmine, a few days before this trip and was so stunned to see her in person. She is the epitome of elegance and beauty, that is why I think she truly represents this brand, IWC. What I loved about Timeless Portofino is that it didn’t feel too much like advertising or appear superficial. Peter Lindbergh’s photos, black and white (his medium of choice for many years now), is truly timeless, just like IWC watches. Watch this short film, titled A Sparkle To The Wrist, also made for the launch of the Portofino Midsize Collection.

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14 Comments

  1. ivyrocks29
    3 years ago

    Love all the picture! Specially you ! 😀

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thank you!

      Reply
  2. NEECEE
    3 years ago

    The quote you’ve posted can’t get out of my mind. I just love it! Those watches are so elegant too! Stay gorgeous pretty lady!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Aww. Thank you! Love the quote!

      Reply
  3. kia
    3 years ago

    Someone used your photos and claimed it was all HERS http://fashionstatementbyalyssaczarina.tumblr.com/post/16968721930/make-up-faves

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      OO NGA!!!!! 🙁

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  4. pAULINE sORONGON
    3 years ago

    Hi ms. Laureen Uy 🙂 Your post is so awesome, I really admire you since I was 15 years old. I love the pictures 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      How old are you now? 🙂

      Thanks!!!

      Reply
  5. gailaloomii
    3 years ago

    simply awesome!!!!!! thanks for this quote<3 "When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." -Ted Grant. i'll add it on my list! 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      <3

      Reply
  6. Michelle dayrit
    3 years ago

    yOU ARE SO.. GORGEOUS! ♥

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      <3

      Reply
  7. Trix
    3 years ago

    wHERE CAN I BUY THE SAME HAT MISS LAU?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      It’s available in Yohji Yamamoto! 🙂

      Reply

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