Monthly Archives: March 2014

Prada’s “Art or Sound” Exhibition, Venice

Investigating the past and our present, “Art or Sound” exhibition is an analysis of the relationship between art and sound, the aspects of musical instruments and the role of artisrt-musician, to be presented by Fondazione Prada at its Venetian venue of Ca’ Corner della Regina. Organized on a historical basis, the exhibition will commence with musical instruments made from unusual and precious materials by Michele Antonio Grandi and Giovanni Battista Cesarini in the 17th century, and musical automata—complex artworks that combine the production of sounds with aesthetic values—created, for instance, by the Swiss watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the 18th century. It will continue with 19th-century examples of automated musical instruments and mechanical devices capable of giving visual expression to music through light and color. Research in the field of the synesthesia will be presented, along with experiments carried out by the historical avant-gardes, such as...

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Pamper Your Cashmere and Wool with Eau de Cashmere

Eau de Cashmere is Guerlain’s new fragrance from l’Art & la Matière collection. It’s designed to be sprayed on cashmere or wool for a soft, cocooning effect, although it can be worn on skin, like any other perfume. Eau de Cashmere is unisex and is based around powdery notes. “Fresh notes of bergamot and mandarin are mixed with soft and powdery notes of iris and lavender. Then comes the elegant sillage of woody notes of cedar , vetiver and musk.”...

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L’Atelier de Givenchy – Inspired by the Richness of Fabrics

L’Atelier de Givenchy is a new perfume line launched by Givenchy and encloses the couture heritage of the fashion house in seven new  fragrances: Ambre Tigré, Bois Martial, Cuir Blanc, Chypre Caresse, Néroli Originel, Oud Flamboyant and Ylang Austral. L’Atelier de Givenchy is inspired by the richness of the fabrics used by the brand in its exuberant clothes. Each scent comes accompanied by its own inspirational couture sketch. Exclusively sold at Harrods and Harrods.com, each 100ml bottle costs £140.00....

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Nadine Mneimneh – After London Fashion Week

Just back from London Fashion Week, Lebanese fashion designer Nadine Mneimneh tells us about her first experience on an international catwalk as well as shares more details on her new SS 2014 collection “Blue Moon”… and more! When did you realize that you wanted to become a designer? Where did you study? I have been in fashion since 2004, starting with night classes at ESMOD in pattern-making while being an AUB business student. After as short course at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, I knew fashion was my true calling. I started with jobs mixing business with fashion, and the more I grew the more I shifted to the creative side. I enrolled at ESMOD Beirut in 2006 for a 3-year program while continuing working. In 2010, I felt the need to fly on my own, so I applied to the Starch Foundation and started my...

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How About Some Style-centric Emoticons from Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld own language in emoticon form is finally out… We’re writing a lot about this fashion guru but how can we not when every second he has something new to share… As part of the promotions for his new perfumes, the iconic designer has released an app that creates ‘Karl-themed emojis’. The app called emotiKarl features over 20 monochrome emoticons, all inspired by Karl’s life and range from Karl’s silhouette, black sunglasses, finger-less glove-clad hands in various gestures as well as Karl’s devilish avatar with horns or angelic halo… A lot of fun if you’re in that Chanel-ly mood… A great way to spread his branding and promote his perfumes. The app can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play....

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Love Translator Wins Dubai Lynx Gold Award

Mukhi Sisters App, Love Translator- the App that translates from “female” to “English” has been awarded the prestigious Dubai Lynx Gold Award in Media Category. Want to know more? Men and women don’t always get each other. In fact, sometimes it’s like we’re speaking two completely different languages. That’s why Mukhi Sisters Jewelry decided to take matters into their own hands this year so that there won’t be some unhappy ladies out there spending their romantic evenings with a bunch of sad-looking roses, some cheesy, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and one confused boyfriend/husband who “thought” he understood his woman when she said “let’s just do something simple this year”. That’s why, Republique created the Mukhi Sisters Love Translator – an app to help men understand the difference between what a woman says and what she really means. Download it here free and all he has to...

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