Monthly Archives: May 2018

Vilebrequin New Beachwear for Football Lovers

In a few weeks, from June 14th, will begin the next football World Cup in Russia. Who are you cheering for? Who will win be the new champion? Vilebrequin is celebrating the anticipated game in its own way…  The new swimsuit is the official vacation outfit for football lovers! Get ready for prognoses at the beach, wearing a new swim trunk. The iconic turtle, symbol of Vilebrequin, shares the spotlight this time with an especially clever cephalopod: the octopus. Virtuoso, with eight tentacles to dribble, and very…tactical! We all remember the famous Paul who captivated the crowds with his predictions. The octopus is one of the sea creatures celebrated by Vilebrequin. The classic cut of the house is dressed in this joyful print dominated by shades of blue and a touch of red. 100% polyamide, this swimsuit ensures comfort at all times and promises beautiful...

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Art Meets Beauty with L’Occitane this Ramadan

For Ramadan season, L’Occitane has teamed up with a local designer, Samar Sadik to create a unique Arabian-inspired illustration. Samar Sadik is a Dubai-based illustrator whose mission is to create ‘art with heart’ and bring happiness and delight through her whimsical and light-heated creations. In the background, there’s an old Arabic town “madina”, a family sharing a meal and traditional Arabic sweet “halawa” seller. This calendar offers an array of irresistible products that will delight all L’Occitane lovers with iconic products, such as the Almond Delicious Soap, the Terre de Lumiere mini fragrance or the famous Shea Hand Cream....

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The Shape of a City: Beirut as Inspiration

Beirut’s Letitia Gallery will show a new solo exhibition by the British artist Nathaniel Rackowe, which takes the city of Beirut as a point of departure in order to investigate the ever-changing nature of cites, and their continual destruction and renewal. The Shape of a City uses industrial materials such as corrugated roofing, galvanized steel and cement blocks, and combines them with artificial light; used to soften the hard edges of the mass produced materials, allowing Rackowe to explore the ways in which urban dwellers must continually adapt their behavior in order to successfully negotiate the built landscape. Occupying the central gallery are six new floor-based sculptural works and these sit alongside a new series of framed, mixed-media works on paper, Petrol Station Series, the scale of which will range from small works to one large scale piece. The Shape of a City extends beyond...

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Wellness Firm Gets a Makeover from Christian Lahoude Studio

New York’s Christian Lahoude Studio and beauty company Sulwhasoo recently collaborated on the creation of a new concept to showcase the brand’s philosophy on holistic beauty through Asian Wisdom. This coming together will first be shown off at a new retail store. The overall goal was to be unique and highly desirable by building the soul of the brand through a luxurious spatial concept. Sulhwasoo embodies Amore Pacific values and Korean beauty culture, rituals, and philosophy of life and luxury today needs an exclusive multi-sensorial buying experience, created through a space that embodies the brand DNA and transforms it into a story telling experience for the client. The concept will be rolled out in a new freestanding store in Guangzhou, China and subsequently in Malaysia, Seoul, and Bloomingdales in New York. The redesign begins with the translation of the brand’s legendary ingredients: Ginseng was used...

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Louis Vuitton’s Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Collection

Are you excited about the World Cup 2018 as much as we are? Since 2010, Louis Vuitton provides a travel case for one of the world’s most sought-after, legendary trophies of the world: the FIFA World CupTM Trophy. For 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, Louis Vuitton’s relationship with FIFA World CupTM has grown to encompass a new leather good collection: the Louis Vuitton 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Official Licensed Product Collection. The capsule collection will showcase unique versions of Keepall and Apollo bags, and a selection of small leather goods. Made with the House’s iconic Epi leather first introduced in the 1920s, most of the styles will be proposed in 3 colour combinaisons. The hexagon design is created using a three-stage embossing procedure that is both innovative and based upon the House’s historic savoir-faire, allowing each coloured hexagon to have a richly textured feel,...

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Here Comes the Sun God: Zad Moultaka’s ŠamaŠ at Sursock Museum

Pluridisciplinary Lebanese artist, composer and visual artist, Zad Moultaka has represented Lebanon at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2017 with his monumental installation ŠamaŠ. This month it will be presented for the first time in Beirut before touring different countries. Haunted by the idea of joining the shores of East and West in a single voice, Zad Moultaka erects a monument to ŠamaŠ, the Babylonians’ god of the sun and justice is depicted on the Code of Hammurabi, a tall stele considered the first law table. With his monumental work, Zad Moultaka combines musical invention with visual research in a radical approach in which technology is born from the archaic. With ŠamaŠ, Zad Moultaka confronts barbarism with his own arms in a vibrant appeal, a synergy of forms, materials and sounds. The piece will be displayed at Sursock Museum under...

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