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LOVE LETTER TO MY GIRL I.

Posted on December 3, 2015 by admin

Dear Girl I,

I know, time passes but it doesn’t really matter. It is always yesterday when you do really care about someone.

Thank you for calling me your boy, I’m absolutely feeling like a teenager again and my passion for Mickey Mouse socks and Peanuts tee shirts had never been so burning.

I have been thinking about you last week while I was on a queue to enter the New York Dover Street Market. There was so many young people and  they were all there for the Supreme X Comme Des Garçons collection (on sale). They were all so cute, so fresh and they had a passion. I mean it was like us some years ago queuing for an event in Milan. The Harlows, the two of us. Do you remember? Do you remember that day we didn’t queue and skipped three fashion shows to go eat a pasta? Because we were starving and because chatting and talking was much more important than all the fuzz. Do you? Well I think we were just magic, just the best bloggers in town. I love us… and bloody hell if I want to dance with you mate. Let’s waltz!

Love,

M

Ps For the occasion I will probably wear pictured 2011 jacket by Comme Des Garçons x Supreme. 😉

LOVE LETTER TO MY BOY M.

Posted on December 2, 2015 by admin

Dear Boy M.

It’s been a long time since we last spoke, since we last wrote.

Time has been flying..and days have flown and our eyes have parted. But alas, I haven’t forgotten you.

My tired redded eyes got actually filled with new ideas, other magnificent  stuff, new fanciful  things and amazing amazement. I want to share them all with you.

Do you?

Do you still want to dance with me?

Lots of Love,

Girl I.

 

S IS FOR SUEDE

Posted on August 20, 2015 by admin

And Summer has almost gone. That means we have a lot warm weather in front of us but new collections are landed in stores. The only reason we didn’t move to the Carribean is precisely that. We love the entire package, the four seasons one, and we love this moment. The September Issue, the new trends and the clothing. The Harlow welcomes back a new season and recommends you: keep an eye on suede.

ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO!

Posted on July 14, 2014 by admin

The first time was during a ‘catwalk-concert’ event. We have been told, it was love at first sight. A microscope of positive, unexpected energy.

Then Summer arrived. Sarambade decided it was the right time to create along with friend Clotilde, a capsule collection of swimming suites. They gathered thinking about composers, colors and finally created a glittering patchwork. Clotilde, in the meanwhile, with wise and expert hands, got thrilled by the challenge of this crazy experiment.

Four models, four composers: Amadeus, Ludwig, Franz and George. Amadeus (W.A. Mozart) A prodigious young man born from music itself and surrounded by delicate, esoteric fantasies:  an alien born on the Earth by mistake, pushed to the Olympus of the gods at the speed of light, W.A. Mozart drops pages of colorful beauty from the top of the mountain where he resides. 

Ludwig (L. Van Beethoven) Always struggling with himself and with the world, fighting his father’s alcoholism and his own solitude and deafness, what a bitter trick for a musician. Always scared of not being up to his muse, he spends hours playing the piano and composing music every single day of his life.

Franz (Franz Liszt) An educated, charming Hungarian, Liszt lives with no regrets. He loves women and life, dense and complex music that is impossible to play. Surrounded by luxury, he leaves this world in the clothes of an abbot, but of course, just for a matter of convenience.

Last but not least George (G. Gershwin), an American Mozart. They live the same number of years and they share the same prolific creativity. Well settled in the New York society, he lives between glamorous luxury and city parties. He loves the city and everything that is modern and futuristic. His mind always open to changes, he is not scared of following his inspirations, even when the result is perceived as weird.

Defined atmospheres, sparks of creative happiness mixed with great torments. Allegro ma non troppo. A slightly ambiguous indication of time that is often hard to interpret unless the key is made of simple and rigorous, yet always sensual and feminine lines. Tops to wear at night as well as on the beach, coulotte with a retro flavor and one-piece swimming costumes underline hips and waist. Wide, round bath robe complete the look in a versatile way by turning into skirts, light mantels and mini dresses according to the need and respecting Clotilde’s  traditional transformation which is not just a fashion style, but a real life style. All over stamped runner shorts and tops dedicated to the face of one’s favorite genius complete the collection.  Everything is stamped on eco system sensitive lycra.

GUILLERMO MARTìN BERMEJO

Posted on October 25, 2013 by admin

Third Hold It With Regard by Guillermo Martìn Bermejo.

“Ganache y Frantz de Galais”, 2013

Pencil on old notebook paper

21 x 26 cm

www.guillermomartinbermejo.com

HOLD IT WITH REGARD, KRISTINA G FENDER

Posted on July 19, 2013 by admin

Last week’s Hold It With Regard with Kristina G Fender. Thank you to the artist for sharing with us her beautiful images.

kristinafender.com

 

JAMES TURREL AT GUGGENHEIM NEW YORK

Posted on June 11, 2013 by admin

Art after Art Basel. Life after a long season of openings and fairs that started last October with Frieze London and ends this week. So many things happened and now, across our continent, the art world is finally on holiday. Who doesn’t go on holiday is old spot New York that with its many “summer” openings will keep its art crowd closed inside museums at least for some hours.  James Turrel at Guggenheim Museum, for example, will open on June 21th and for sure it won’t be an “end of the season” event. Turrerl’s  first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 will center on the artist’s breathtaking  explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. The Guggenheim “rotunda”  will be  filled with shifting artificial and natural light in order to obtain the most dramatic transformation ever conceived in the museum. Other works by James Turrel will be displayed in the Annex Level galleries.  Art doesn’t go on holiday, at least in New York.

 

WE HEART ARTS COLLECTIVES, THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

Posted on June 11, 2013 by admin

We love arts collectives. They are beyond any kind of self proclamation and they produce art that always looks fresh as if it’s has been done in the last semester of an art course. It’s a game, the game of making art. It’s pure intent that makes of collectives a super energetic way of expressing a story with less “conditions”, with no, at least in the beginning,  external instructions. Don’t get us wrong, Gallerists and Curators are very important in the process, as important as artists, but sometimes it’s great to see concepts that are less edited and more “wild”. And wild is a word for the Bruce High Quality foundation from  Brooklyn, New York City. “Created to foster an alternative to everything” in 2004, the collective is made of five, maximum eight and rotating members all coming out from the prestigious , and invented, Bruce High Quality Foundation University.  TBHQF’s  name comes from a fictional artist “Bruce High Quality” that died in the 9/11 attacks and , off course,  was created with the intent of protesting against the “star-making machinery of the art market”. Whatever is making movies, creating gigantic mice or floating Islands of parkland tugged around the New York Harbor, The Bruce High Quality foundation is a fundamental name in contemporary art, check them out.

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1983-2013, 30 YEARS OF G-SHOCK!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin

The Casio G-Shock is the case of a digital innovative clock that marked the 80’s trend but remains today as fashionable as the first day. By celebrating  its 30th birthday, Maison Martin Margiela has created a special watch in a limited edition of 3000 pieces. G-Shock by Maison Martin Margiela has a removable mirrored silver leather wristband and transparent face. It’s maybe one of the best looking and unique G-Shock ever seen. Super want. Super recommended.

CUT THE RIBBON, ESTHER JANE WILLIAMS

Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin

She really did cut a watery ribbon! Esther Jane Williams, the million dollar star, the competitive swimmer and movie actress. Known for her beauty, class and swimming records, she was queen of acqua musicals, featuring in many elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving. Williams was enthusiastic about swimming in her youth and when she became an actress, elaborate aquatic sets were in fact built for her. Williams’s fame and her scant clothing, led her to see the machinery of Hollywood sharply, the lust, the greed, the vanity. Named “The Mermaid” by Clarke Gable, she was also known for being the queen of Hollywood’s gossip. Her 1999 memoir, The Million Dollar Mermaid, she dished the dirt as few others had, by being shameless, and shamelessly funny. We will all miss her badly. She is survived by her family and by us all, a sparkling star of the real Golden Hollywood era.

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in a swimsuit.  There were all those hours and weeks and years of competitive swimming-and magic movie swimming” Esther 

HOLD IT WITH REGARD, KARL DMITRI BISHOP

Posted on June 7, 2013 by admin

Third work by  Karl Dmitri Bishop . Born and lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

http://karldmitribishop.com

THE QUINTESSENCE OF CHIC: DE GOURNAY

Posted on June 7, 2013 by admin

“Our aim is to bring happiness into people’s lives by creating for them light, bright, vibrant and happy interiors where they can find refuge from the busy world of markets and events. Each of our interiors is a work of art hand-painted to meet the needs of discerning clients.”

Since 1986 exquisite de Gournay, has revived ancient traditions, continuing techniques that began in the 17th century by employing a team of highly skilled artists to paint traditional Chinoiserie, Japanese and Korean and 19th century French Papiers wallpapers. The result is brilliant. The antique wallpapers give life to colourful flora and fauna. A family owned company, De Gournay’s products are still very much influenced by the eclectic tastes and styles of its founder, who continues to travel the world in search of inspiration. Across a wide collection of products the resulting piece of work involves many hours of intricate craftsmanship.

www.degournay.com

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AKWAYS THERE, ALIFE DESIGN

Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

I spend many time, and money, in search for the perfect wallet. Branded, in leather, in crocodile, in logged plastic, in logged canvas, like a squeezebox, like a pillow. I tried it all. An object you handle many times a day should be perfect and functional, and cannot have any lack especially if it costs a quarter of your salary. In many years, none of my wallets reached that perfect level of functionality. One was  too big, one was too small. One was keeping a lot of cash but has very poor space for credit cards. One was too elegant, another was too pretentious and everyone tough there was a lot of money in it and someone steal it . But I never had that much money inside so I hope they sell it in eBay for a good price. And for me it was over. The epoch of the deluxe wallet is over. When  I saw these marvelous colored plastic Alifie Design wallets, I decided to try. Unexpansive, full of space for credit cards, light, happy in glossy colors. Using them for 3 years and they are so perfect. Plastic wins leather?

http://www.alifedesign.com/

BORGHESE BY LACHANCE

Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin

Oh you must visit Rome! And ah! You can’t miss the Villa Borghese! Of course you can’t miss visiting France too…and the rest of the world maybe…By the way, this is Borghese by French designers Noé Duchaufour Lawance. This is by La Chance, the French design brand. It’s a light sofa inspired by the stone pines of the Villa Borghese in Rome. The structure is in metal and reproduces the network of green branches and cushions. The ensemble creates a restful and comfortable landscape. Enjoy your home villa!

http://www.lachance.fr

ADIEUX PLATFORMS, LIKA MIMIKA

Posted on June 4, 2013 by admin

If you are still hanged to high heels, this is not your summer. If you are still going to the beach with a pair of wooden/corked platforms, again, you’d better stay in the city. If you think your neon pedicure is sexy, well that was very long ago. And if you think that high heels are forever, you are never been so wrong. The highly anticipated, and expected, flat and toes covered season has arrived. Loafers, light cotton sneakers, or espadrilles, you have plenty of choice to be close to earth and walk in comfort. In case you need some inspiration on flats, on my golden book there is a new name I suggest. It’s  Lika Mimika, it’s a young brand that produces its marvelous espadrilles in Spain adding to the classic Picasso’s favorites this inner shoe with breathable and skin friendly organic leather that makes the difference in terms of comfort.  Lika also produces a “gourmand” loafer line (model above is called “Menta Loafer”) that is made with Italian goat suede and organic calf  that can be chosen for more summery, yet elegant, moments. Jump into flats, enjoy your summer and…Mojitos please!

http://www.likamimika.com

 

FENEDIG, BIENNALE TO BE TOTED

Posted on June 3, 2013 by admin

FREITAG is present at 55th Biennale di Venezia with a pop up store and a brand new line of totes dedicated to the most famous Art Expo in the world. For the occasion the Swiss company, famous for making recycled tarps its only raw material , has created a special model called 553 Tote Bag also baptized FENEDIG. “Venedig”  is  Venice  in German and 553 is the distance in km between the lagoon city and the historical F-abbrica of FREITAG in Zurich.  Available in two measures, Fenedig has a “purse in the purse” special feature and, like every Freitag product, is waterproof and lifelong resistant. Art Contemporary groupies, this is the tote for you.

FREITAG Pop-up Store
Castello 5248/a, Campo Santa Maria Formosa – Venezia

CUT THE RIBBON, ISABELLA BLOW

Posted on June 3, 2013 by admin

Isabella the icon, the English magazine editor, the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, the talent detector of Stella Tennant, Sophie Dahl, as well as Alexander McQueen. Isabella Blow, Anna Wintour’s assistant and later Andre Leon Talley’s, friend to Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat. When in 1986 she returned to London (from NYC) she became fashion director of Tatler and the Sunday Times Style magazine. Isabella and her idiosyncratic wardrobe, her styling career. Isabella’s inimitable personality and the epic legacy she left behind when in 2007 she committed suicide. Her  extensive personal collection of clothes, her love of eccentric hats, her distinctive, eclectic style  which made her become fashion’s editor and eventually fashion director at Tatler. “Isabella…made our world more vivid, trailing color with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence. When I visited her beloved clothes in a storage room in South Kensington, it seemed quite clear the collection would be of immense value to a great many people.  Daphne Guinness – best friend. What other elements do you need to call her a ribbon cutter? 

HOLD IT WITH REGARD, KARL DMITRI BISHOP

Posted on May 31, 2013 by admin

Second work by  Karl Dmitri Bishop . Born and lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

http://karldmitribishop.com

ILLESTEVA

Posted on May 30, 2013 by admin

The prodigiousness of protective eyewear! With summer’ sun bright and sunlight you can’t discomfort the eyes and you must have a visual aid. From celebrities to commons we’d love to suggest the beauty of Illesteva sunglasses. There are so many that you just have to pick one and wear it. Desire to mask? Do it..but at least be cool… especially on the beach!

 

TRINITY BY FRANCESCO VEZZOLI

Posted on May 29, 2013 by admin

The Harlow was present at the opening of Trinity, the exhibition that presents the art of Francesco Vezzoli. The exhibit will be present in three different museums: MAXXI, MoMA PS1 in New York and MOCA in Los Angeles. Galleria Vezzoli reconstructs the timeline of the artist’s research, from his embroideries of the 1990s to his most recent videos, through to his latest sculptures in marble. Each exhibition will open at short distance one from the other, unveiling for the very first time the whole complexity of Vezzoli’s world step by step, continent by continent, until the three shows will be exceptionally open at the same time. 

www.fondazionemaxxi.it

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2013 DESIGN WEEK IN BELGRADE

Posted on May 28, 2013 by admin

Three days of the most exciting global creative, business and educational BDW conference “INNOVATION2”, for the eight time in row in Belgrade, now at the iconic Museum of Yugoslav History, from June 6th until June 8th 2013.

The world’s best from the full specter of creative industries – branding, design, architecture, publishing, advertising, fashion, new media, film, entrepreneurship and culture – will explain how to create new value in a fast changing world driven by innovation! A must for every progressive person and company planning the future of their business, institution, community, region, and especially for creatives planning their own future and the future of their clients: as you read this, ideas and connections forged at BDW are blossoming around the world. This year its your turn!

http://www.belgradedesignweek.com

 

 

CUT THE RIBBON, ISTITUTO LUCE

Posted on May 27, 2013 by admin

This cut the ribbon is not dedicated to a person but to an very important Institution  that recorded and preserved some years of Italian life. A very important archive that despite it’s political intent, was a fortune for historians and students. Hours and hours of movies, news, documentaries from all parts of Italy and world, an immense and complete photo-graphical archive: the life of poor people working on fields, the new industry, the monarchy, the war as long as Hollywood stars  getting off archaic planes arriving in Rome to promote their movies.  Istituto Luce was the most ancient Italian film diffusion company and it was founded in 1924 with the intent of promoting education through illiterate people, at the time, a huge part of the population. After 90 years, the political propaganda gets irrelevant if not ridiculous and what’s more intriguing is the beauty of this black and white chronicle of a world that is not existing anymore. The way we were is still available online for everyone who’s interested in seeing and understanding that sometimes, from very bad things, something good can remain.

http://www.archivioluce.com/archivio/

 

 

HOLD IT WITH REGARD, KARL DMITRI BISHOP

Posted on May 24, 2013 by admin

Photographer Karl Dmitri Bishop was born and lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom. His shots are highly constructed and processed, with each feeling more akin to a painting; the elaborate veils that shroud each subject lend them their intangible quality of otherworldliness.

How did you get started?

I’ve always been a hoarder of still images. From a young age I would collect magazine cut-outs, postcards, album covers, anything that was pleasing to my eye. It all started in a far away mystic land, with a reflection in water on top of a misty mountain, actually!

Which is your favorite master of photography?

William Mumler, I adore the spiritualist photography movement in the 1860’s which influenced other great photographers such as Man Ray and Francesca Woodman.

You have a white gallery wall for yourself, what would you display?

Something dreamy or unfamiliar. It’s all about the facts these days, there’s no mystery or magic left any more. Why not let your imagination run wild? I like darker theme’s, it’s yet to be explored.

http://karldmitribishop.com

MOCKINGBIRD, KENDRA MORRIS

Posted on May 24, 2013 by admin

On July 30th, Wax Poetics Records will release “Mockingbird” the anticipated sophomore long player from rising NYC soul-siren Kendra Morris. Mockingbird finds Morris giving a soul-infused makeover to 14 classic songs that span the past five decades. The first single off the forthcoming LP is the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” which brought Morris to the fore due to its inclusion in the trailer for the 2013 Colin Farrell film, Dead Man Down. In addition to Pink Floyd, Mockingbird finds Morris and her prolific band—headed by guitarist/producer Jeremy Page—infusing their distinct soul into songs by Radiohead, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Bettye Lavette, Lou Reed, Soundgarden, the Proclaimers, the Beach Boys, Metallica, and more. Listen to Kendra Morris here.

A PAINTER, A POET, KENICHI HOSHINE

Posted on May 23, 2013 by admin

To us, Kenichi Hoshine is an incredible artist. He is a wonderful painter, a poet. Born in Japan in 1977, Hoshine was raised in New Jersey and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Hoshine has been collected internationally since 2008 and after some years with Jonathan Levine Gallery, he is now teaching and working independently. Absolutely one’s of Harlow favorites contemporary artist, Hoshine has decided to share his art to a more vast arty crowd. Now you can find a range of numbered print of his wonderful paintings, edition of 50,  here . Start your collection from this talented and skilled young artist.

Photo: “Untitled” – Oil on Wood (24″x20″)

 

MUM’S ADVICES

Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin

The Dance Step Handkerchief by Drake’s is a colorful allied perfect for any occasion. On your neck, on your blazer pocket, to be used as a belt. To dry your beau’s  tear drops if you’ve been unkind, to be used as a tourniquet in case of viper’s bite, to clean up your mouth when eating a McDrive meal. There are no limits, the handkerchief is the basic accessory of every man and woman. As my mother used to tell me, I never listened to her, better without money in your pocket than without a handkerchief. After so many years, I regret to say she was right.

 

HEREABOUT MAKE UP, LONI BAUR

Posted on May 20, 2013 by admin

How important is make up for you? Conscious that it’s art on your face to be taken around? Every woman, if well inspired, can be an artist on herself. In years of YouTube tutorials in which you can learn the most beautiful, or horrible, lessons it’s good to see new professionals emerging. They are trend setters, they are those who anticipate the palette (often is clothing adapting to new make up shades ). After years of the Pat Garth cartel, here is a hot name to keep in mind for the future. She is Loni Baur, she is from Cologne she has been working backstage for fifteen years. From the most minimal look to a complete artistic interpretation, Loni is an artist who understands the entire spectrum of beauty, art and fashion. Her technical eye has made her individual reputation in the international industry and she is currently running the Colorandcreme Academy. A high level seminars school that aims to give make -up artists a holistic training on how to master new techniques and bring their own personality into their work. Expect a Loni Baur make up line very soon.

 

CUT THE RIBBON, PEDRO FLORES

Posted on May 20, 2013 by admin

Donald F. Duncan was the co-patent genius behind the promotion the first Yo-Yo. Though Duncan was not the inventor of the yoyo. This game was considered the second oldest toy in history, the oldest being the doll. In ancient Greece it was made of wood, metal and terra cotta. Around 1800, the yoyo moved into Europe from the Orient. The British called the yoyo the bandalore, or the Prince of Wales toy. The French used the name incroyable or l’emigrette. However the name comes from Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines. It means “come back”. In the Philippines, the yoyo was used as a weapon for over 400 hundred years. The man who invented the Yoyo and cut the ribbon is actually Pedro Flores. He is the first yo-yo maker in the US. Born in Vintar, Philippines he came to the United States in 1915. While working as a bellboy, Flores read an article about a self-made millionaire who made his money by selling a ball attached to a rubber band. At this point he remembered the yo-yo, a game which has been played for hundreds of years in the Philippines. Flores thus saw a good market opportunity. Between 1928 and 1932, Flores started and ran the Yo-yo Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara before selling the company and trademark to Duncan who continued to market and sell Flores yo-yos alongside the Duncan line. Flores never personally claimed to have invented the yo-yo, always mentioning its past history as a centuries old Philippine game. Duncan, the smart entrepreneur bought the company from Flores, acquiring not only a unique toy, but also the magic name. 

 

A CASE FOR A PHASE

Posted on May 17, 2013 by admin

Every Iphone case we posses  witness a phase of our life. The way of expressing our personalities now passes also trough this small plastic object. Bored with everything? Needs to buy something cheap to treat yourself? You buy a new I phone case. Our phone is a world, because everything is in there, and it needs to be wrapped in style. Plenty of choices, endless solutions, and the magnificent fake Chanel nail polish case that is the happiest and hot at the moment. To buy online almost everywhere: for make up lovers, nail polish addicted and Mademoiselle’s fans.

SIMONE STANISLAI

Posted on May 17, 2013 by admin

Simone Stanislai Photography, courtesy of the artist.

 

STOP THE WATER….AND..

Posted on May 16, 2013 by admin

How many times do I have to tell you? Stop the water while…brushing your teeth, soaping your hands or face! Water is the foundation of life and we all need it every day, so don’t waste it!  With a range of bathroom products, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hand balm and toothpaste  the brand STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME  creates cosmetics  without synthetic fragrances, colours or preservatives. No silicon, paraffin or other mineral oil-based substances. No animal testing. Only with natural essential oils. Everything is packaged in refillable bottles. Personally we love the honey-flavoured  soap, it really makes your skin soft and leaves a beautiful scent. So? What are you waiting for? Again…STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME!

http://stop-the-water-while-using-me.com/

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MARTIN PARR, USA COLOR

Posted on May 15, 2013 by admin

Martin Parr: Usa Color is an important retrospective exhibition that British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector has taken in the USA over a period of twenty years. Born in Surrey, England, in 1952, living in Bristol but with a Studio in London, Parr is a member of Magnum Agency, the highly esteemed photo agency, founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Hyper active and always ironic, Parr has gone trough photographic projects all over the world and has published over thirty-five books ranging from Bad Weather; The Last Resort; The Cost of Living; Common Sense; Think of England; The Last Parking Space; Martin Parr: Object; Lifes a Beach. Parr’s observes, shoot and put it on paper. The fashions and foibles of what he calls “the comfortable class”, the human behavior, tourists at the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas or Minnesota’s Mall of America. This photographer has a sincere true love for human begin and a flamboyant enthusiasm towards life that need to be seen. At Janet Borden New York from 16th May till June 28th.

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SNEAKER CON, SUMMER TOUR IS ON

Posted on May 14, 2013 by admin

Sneaker lovers get united at Sneaker Con. How about a Sneaker Con summer tour? After a successful launch in Chicago on the 11th of May, the premier traveling event for sneaker connoisseurs ( buy, sell and trade ) is ready to take on the Summer 2013 season with other 3 confirmed dates through the month of July. Atlanta (June 15th), Miami (June 29th), and New York City (July 13th). The best of sneaker’s culture is traveling along Us.

SUMMER HEAT, SUMMER HAT!

Posted on May 13, 2013 by admin

As freezing days are gone, and fresh lemonade days are at the door, it seems that no man or woman is complete without at least one Borsalino hat in his or her wardrobe! Garden parties, summer holidays, evening aperitifs, here we are. For SS13 Borsalino seems to have taken the prohibition era and revisited it with colors. Options are many and variety is wide. Paper and straw are natural elements and Borsalino hats are a good idea for keeping your head cool from heat and chic with that fedora style. Whatcha waiting for?

 

 

CUT THE RIBBON, HARDY AMIES

Posted on May 13, 2013 by admin

Sir Hardy Amies, born in London in 1909, was maybe the most successful and long-lived English couturier. His never ending interest for design and good manners emerged in his teen years and were mainly inspired by his mother a saleswoman for Madame Gray at Machinka & May, London. He was so in love with his “fashion” mum that he soon adopted his mother’s maiden name, Hardy – and always cited her as the inspiration for his chosen professional path. What is making this man an unique designer and consequently a Cut The Ribbon ? To start with, his being wonderfully snob and wicked sense of humor gifted . Then because he was HM Queen Elizabeth II dresser from her accession to his retirement in 1989. But also because he was one of the founders of ready to wear clothing for men: in 1961, Amies made fashion history by staging the first men’s ready-to-wear catwalk shows, at the Savoy Hotel in London.  In 1967, Amies was also commissioned by director Stanley Kubrick to design the costumes for  film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yes, you are reading it well. It was him that collaborated in making that film a classic and a futuristic example of style. Hyper active “English man” also found time,  between running his Fashion house, the men line and several licences, to  wrote a regular column for Esquire magazine about men’s fashion that in 1964 was published  as a book: “ABC of Men’s Fashion” , a pearl of wisdom that Victoria & Albert Museum reissued after July 2009, the date when the Hardy Amies designer archive was opened and his legacy, once more, spread.

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and the forgotten all about them”

SIMONE STANISLAI

Posted on May 10, 2013 by admin

Image courtesy of Simone Stanislai Photography.

http://simonestanislai.tumblr.com

 

LOT OF SHIBORI PLEASE

Posted on May 9, 2013 by admin

After a period in fashion, the shibori is entering in our houses. Shibori  is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as the tie and dye process. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century; it is among the goods donated by the Emperor Shōmu to the Tōdai-ji in Nara. Until the 20th century, not many fabrics and dyes were in widespread use in Japan. The main fabrics were silk and hemp, and later cotton. The main dye was indigo and, to a lesser extent, madder and purple root.  Contemporaryy Shibori is finding new vibe with Australian girls Pepa Martin and Karen Davis that found a common thread in textile design and the Japanese art of shibori. Have a look at their website for advices and ideas and why not….know better this fantastic way of creating your on blends.

http://www.shibori.com.au/

WHEN DéCOR GETS SELECTIVE: G&T

Posted on May 7, 2013 by admin

We love, love, love this design. So first of all, thank you Bethan Gray! She is best known for her elegant, contemporary and most of all timeless design. She has the ability to mix luxury with natural materials. In her design, leather falls in love with marble which is already in love with wood.. the result is pure craftsmanship. Her sources of inspiration are many, from everyday objects to travel discoveries. At the same time, G&T is a furniture collection and collaboration between British Bethan Gray and industry furniture developer Thomas Turner. The result is pretty intriguing. From marble-topped coffee or side tables with solid wood base, to unique patterns, endless variety of wood options, leather, elegant brogue detailing. You just have to choose, so choose!

http://www.grayandturner.com

BADURA, SOPHIE

Posted on May 6, 2013 by admin

Last week it was launched online at the Badura website. It’s a small film by Silvia Morani that is entitled “Sophie”. Silvia Morani is a genius video artist that loves fashion and it’s particularly skilled in portraying the figure of contemporary woman. With strong references to the golden Hollywood era, the video is the story of Sophie, a young fresh woman that adores her accessories. Commissioned by luxury handbang brand Badura Roma, this video is a small window on special made jewel-purses and features pieces that are worked by wise and expert Italian crafters . The concept of  Badura collection is sewn to measure on an eccentric, elegant and cultured woman that is not scared about quality leather,  precious stones and geometric cuts. Inside and out, the “Badruas” are produced with the maximum care and a spasmodic devotion for details. Watch the story of “Sophie” and discover a true original luxury Italian brand.

http://www.badura.it/index.html

POSTCARD FROM FRIEZE

Posted on May 6, 2013 by admin

The second edition of Frieze New York will take place from 10th till 13th of May in Randall’s Island. Designed by SO – IL architects, Frieze New York is held in a unique structure with a breathtaking view on the East River. Over 180 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries will  show their beauties but not only. The program includes special curated sections as Frieze Projects, Frieze Sounds, Frieze Talks, the Sculpture Park, Stand Prize and a new addition to the fair, the Frieze New York Education space. Frieze have also curated its “recreational” side by providing restaurants corners by Frankies Spuntino, Sant Ambroeus, The Fat Radish, Roberta’s, Mission Chinese, Blue Bottle Coffee and Court Street Grocers. As it’s London’s sister, Frieze never disappoint its visitors. So pay a visit to the Island in the Island this weekend, and have fun with art, have brunch, buy yourself some art.

http://friezenewyork.com/