Monthly Archives: August 2018

Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori Conveys a Deeper Sense of Femininity

Gucci just launched Bloom Acqua di Fiori, a new fragrance for women. Bloom Acqua di Fiori is a reimagined version from 2017’s Gucci Bloom, the first fragrance from the French house under the leadership of Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas, Bloom Acqua di Fiori is a celebration of the joy and energy of youth, new accords of galbanum and dainty cassis buds are blended with the original notes of Rangoon Creeper, tuberose absolute, jasmine bud extract for an intensely fresh floral scent. Overtly floral, the scent conveys a deeper sense of femininity in the woodier, sensual blend with Ginger and Rose in the top notes, and a soft, enigmatic finish in base notes of Patchouli, Musks and Osmanthus. It comes in a new black shade of the whimsical floral print Herbarium embellishes Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori’s carton. The toile de...

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The Iconic Mouse Turns 90 and Disney Celebrates in Style

‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ is an immersive, pop-up art exhibition in New York City, inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his global impact on popular culture and art. From his beginning in black and white in Steamboat Willie to the Technicolor world of more than 100 cartoon shorts, exhibition guests will step into an unforgettable journey of Mickey moments reimagined. “We hope guests will enjoy the exhibition’s larger-than-life multimedia art installations, photo-worthy experiences and even a few surprises,” said Ken Potrock, President, Consumer Products Commercialization, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “We’ve partnered with the best muralists, sculptors, artists and designers to create original works that convey Mickey’s optimism and imagination.” Curated by designer Darren Romanelli, the exhibit will feature exclusive original artwork from contemporary artists including Kenny Scharf, Amanda Ross-Ho and Shinique Smith, with more artists to be announced in the coming...

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Paula Chahine’s Abstract Art Takes the Region by Storm

Paula Chahine is a Lebanese artist who creates remarkable abstract pieces using layered painting techniques. Commonly working on acrylic on canvas, Chahine is increasingly making a name for herself and has sold over 700 paintings in the Middle East alone. Always working on something new, her meteoric rise is something to ponder. Here, FashionRepublik,  talks to this talented artist about her work, her influences and the future.   How would you define your work and what inspires you? In terms of conception, it’s a manifestation of my guiltless search for happiness, if you’re talking about technique, it’s a layered approach, acrylic on canvas, figurative and contemporary art. I am inspired by Emotional events, people in my life and experiences. Take us through your process. My paintings have three to four layers, all acrylic, each layer needs two to three days to dry, so I need...

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Tom Dixon’s Rock Collection Embraces Natural Marble

September sees the launch of British designer Tom Dixon’s latest collection of marble pieces. Rock raises the sartorial bar and keeps us wondering what’s next. With candleholders, serving boards and dumbbells, it’s a beautiful, fun collection. Tom Dixon Studio’s long-term love affair with marble bears more fruit with a new series of green forest marble artifacts. Rock is a collection of interactive, playful and stackable sculptures, which act as architecture for your dining table. The range displays the natural and uniquely solid materiality that Tom Dixon Studio has long been associated with. From Dixon’s many trips to India and observing the hand lathe workers of Rajasthan and Agra, the design inspiration for Rock was to create simple shapes that could be hand turned on the lathe and constructed like playful children’s building blocks. The pattern and texture of each piece are entirely unique, depending on the block of marble...

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Boy de Chanel: First Collection of Makeup for Men from Chanel

Chanel introduces Boy de Chanel, which debuts this September in South Korea, before they appear on Chanel’s website in November and in stores from January 1st 2019. Chanel enters the men’s grooming line with three product range, which includes a Foundation infused with hyaluronic acid and fortified with SPF 25, coming in eight different shades. There’s also a matte moisturizing lip balm, and a selection of four eyebrow pencils....

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Topshop Will Bring Out the Disco Fever in You this Fall

Topshop has announced its next designer collaboration is with London Fashion Week designer Michael Halpern, who will design a 28-piece collection available from November. Topshop collection with Halpern will be “playful, disco-ready partywear” and will include neon velvet separates, sequinned jumpsuits and iridescent camouflage print mini dresses, which it added would be “synonymous with Halpern’s energetic 1970’s aesthetic”. “I think it’s fabulous that as a younger brand we’re able to work with Topshop,” said Michael Halpern in a press release. “Making the type of clothing we do for the main Halpern collection in an accessible way so more people can really feel the glamour.” Halpern added: “I want the whole world to feel as glam as possible, and this type of collaboration is a fantastic way to accomplish that.”...

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