Monthly Archives: March 2015

Le Corbusier Panorama of a Lifetime’s Work

To mark the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death at sea off the Mediterranean coast on August 27th 1965, Galerie Eric Mouchet is joining forces with Galerie Zlotowski in an exhibition in their respective venues on rue Jacob and rue de Seine. On display will be a comprehensive overview of the paintings, drawings and engravings of the great architect and urban planner. Le Corbusier, who was never without a sketchbook in his pocket, devoted half of every day over a 45 year period to writing, painting and drawing – what he called his ‘Atelier de la recherche patiente’ (the workshop of patient research). The rest of the day was given over to working with his colleagues in his practice at 35 rue de Sèvres, Paris. His visual arts output was both highly original and prolific, stretching from 1917 to 1965. Up to the Second World...

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Sweet Resemblance of Overwhelming Femininity

Delighting in the pleasures of being a woman, Lolita Lempicka reveals its latest creation that resembles the overwhelming femininity in a scent that speaks of the true Lolita Lempicka woman. A perfect combination of fruits and musk tells the story of provocation, allure, desire, indulgence and appeal. Conceived by ANNE FLIPO, IFF perfumer and inspired creator, SWEET perfume is a mouth-watering scent from the very first note. The Lady of Lolita Lempicka is a life-loving woman, sweet, delicate, and soft, but not fragile. She likes to try new things with no fear or sense of guilt at all, spreading her sensual charm everywhere she goes, her scent tasty as a cherry topped with chocolate and sugar. “Sweet is the taste on your lips when you have just bitten into a cherry dipped in dark chocolate. Immediately kissable top notes, a hint of angelica, ostensibly innocent,...

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Cindy Chao: A Forest Collection to Admire

Cindy Chao has long respected the significance and symbolism of wild animals whose movement and grace are a natural compliment to her designs. Each piece in the Forest Collection is a three dimensional form that represents the beauty of nature in a timeless treasure that is at once beautiful and ethereal. The Diamond Spider Hoops from the Forest Collection are an intricate masterpiece, featuring over 15 carats of diamonds and set in 18K white gold, these meticulously crafted earrings seem to have a spirit of their own. CINDY CHAO’s Masterpieces merge the rarest gemstones with the most extravagant and innovative designs. These limited creations can be experienced in museums, auctions, or by appointment for private viewings....

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Victoria Beckham’s New Colorful Classic Aviators

Since it’s launch five years ago, the Victoria Beckham eyewear business has seen strong growth and as a result the brand is now looking to diversify its manufacturing base to broaden the offer and streamline its production and deliveries. Alongside its ongoing partnership with Cutler and Gross, Victoria Beckham will be working directly with a variety of specialized local workshops and studios within the Valdobbiadene region in Italy. The unique expertise offered by these studios, encompassing both artisanal techniques and modern technological advancements will allow for the Victoria Beckham brand vision to be further realized. Additionally, these new partnerships will enable the label’s own in-house production to source exclusive materials and to collaborate with Zeiss, for lenses, across the whole collection. Perhaps most importantly, this expanded localized production means the Victoria Beckham brand will have even more access and ability to oversee all aspects of...

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Montblanc’s New Urban Speed Collection

However fast-paced and demanding contemporary life may be, opportunities are always there for the taking – and for none more so than world explorers. Montblanc’s three new cufflink collections are designed with the ultimate contemporary urban explorer in mind. Determined, dynamic, creative and ready to stake their claim on whatever they believe is rightfully theirs. Elegant, timeless and exquisitely crafted, these new Montblanc designs seamlessly blend the Maison’s signature elegance with meticulous attention to detail in the design and finish. Urban Speed A confident and determined masculine aesthetic dominates Montblanc’s new Urban Speed collection of edgy, everyday accessories including 3 cufflink designs, 1 tie pins, 1 Money clip and a bracelet. The cufflink collection incorporates the occasional pigmented glass in blue, a rare dash of color in Montblanc men’s accessories, which results in a marbled effect and ensures the finish of each piece is unique....

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Christian Louboutin First Beauty Store

Heels offer a gesture to the leg, and nail colour adds a gesture to the hand,” says Christian Louboutin, in his studio, brandishing a bottle of Rouge Louboutin that he describes as “trapped in a piece of faceted crystal.” That bottle is the central focus of Louboutin’s first beauty boutique, and fittingly it was the brand’s 100th, just unveiled in the 19th century Passage Vero-Dodat. It was important for the designer to house the new concept store in this beautiful Parisian galerie, as it is the home of both his first women’s and men’s flagship boutiques, opened in 1991 and 2011 respectively. Louboutin describes the thoroughly unique space as a “small shop or a big shrine, but completely dedicated to beauty.” With the façade registered as a historical landmark, Christian Louboutin collaborated with renowned interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch on the boutique’s intricate design. “When Christian...

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