Friday, July 5, 2013

Music: Daft Punk "Random Access Memories"

Daft Punk - Randon Access Memories (Vanderway Edit). 
Must hear remix, enjoy!

Lacoste Turns 80 in Luxury Style

Nine of France's most luxurious brands, from  Hermes to Boucheron have come together to create a gift to celebrate Lacoste's 80th anniversary. The collection, although unavailable to buy, will go on display from June 10 until June 15th Colette in Paris. 

Each present, as Lacoste describes them, embodies them, embodies, the spirit of the heritage tennis brand, as well as the collaborator's signature aesthetic. Hermes has created a crocodile skin suitcase bag, with a special space for a tennis racket, while jewellery label Boucheron has designed two exclusive emerald and diamond crocodile-shaped brooches. Baccarat has made a crystal vase in Lacoste's signature green and gourmet food company, Fauchon has baked high-fashion eclairs that come covered in chococlate shells to recreate the texture of pique polo shirts. If only every birthday came with  the same luxurious accoutrements. 

Perrier Debuts Andy Warhol Inspired Bottle Designs

The sparkling water brand celebrates its 150th anniversary with a taste of Pop Art chic
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Framed Pop artist and white-haired icon Andy Warhol featured the sparkling water brand Perrier in a series of screen prints in the 1980's. Now Perrier has flipped the script by introducing Warhol-inspired artwork on four limited-edition bottles in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation. 
Perrier marks its 150th anniversary this year, which happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 40+ Perrier prints that Warhol created in 1983. "Warhol's creativity and eccentricity are a great fit with Perrier's brand personality, so this was a natural way to bring the two together." said Gauther Gav. Perrier International Brands Group Marketing Mangaer, according to Perrier's press release. 
In addition to several different label designs, some bottles will also incorporate quotes from Warhol, long known for his bon mots. "Pop Art is for everyone," he once said. Now even those who can't shell out millions for an original Warhol print can take home a piece of bubbly postmodern chic. 
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Infographic: Psychology of Color

Psychology of Color Infographic

Meet Alonso Mateo: Instagram's Five-Year-Old Style Icon

With the help of his stylist mom, this little boy shows off his sophisticated fashion sense to score of Instagram followers.

It all started when his mom, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa — a freelance stylist who has contributed to Harper’s Bazaar Mexico and Latin America — started posting pics of Alonso on her Instagram account last year (@luisafere, which boasts over 133,000 followers and she has recently set to private). Every morning before school, she helps her son pick out outfits in his personal walk-in closet, though he’s the chief stylist. “I’ll help him coordinate outfits so that they make sense, but mostly it’s him,” she recently told The Cut. Luisa adores Opening Ceremony and can’t live without her Alexander Wang T-shirts, so we can only imagine how delighted she is to share her passion with the little one: There are plenty of pics of them happily posing together on Instagram.

Alonso and his family — which also includes his dad, the owner and CEO of a private equity firm — have lived in Laguna Beach, Calif., for two years, where they moved from Monterrey, Mexico. By all accounts, mom and dad haven’t let the adoration go to Alonso’s head: While he seems to like taking “selfies” and there’s a sense of fun around his pics, he also tends to get shy in front of fans, like any five-year-old would. And Luisa’s not quite sure whether Alonso’s got the fashion world figured out yet: “I don’t think he really notices he’s fashion forward. He’s too young.”
Alonso was “discovered” by celebrity stylist Ugo Mozie last year, when he tweeted “Style icon. Get familiar and take notes” along with pictures of Alonso decked out in Tom Ford, Gucci and AllSaints. “What first caught my eye about him was his confidence,” Mozie told The Cut. “His clothes were exceptionally tailored, drop-crotch pants, his hand in his pocket — that stood out to me.”
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Call Me Cupcake: Lilac Sugar

Clean, dry lilac petals (preferable purple as they are very fragrant)
Granulated sugar
A jar

Layer flowers and sugar in a jar. Let stand dark and cool for a few days, shake every now and then. Now you sugar is ready to use. Perfect for baking or in a cup of tea.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Perfection

Starbucks video tells us the reversed story from coffee bean to coffee cup with animations.

Charlotte Olympia X Veuve Clicquot

Lovely Bubbly!

Charlotte Olympia launches a limited edition capsule collection for Veuve Clicquot Champagne. 

Leading up to the most prestigious polo event of the British Season, the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup on 21st July, this bubbly collection encapsulates Charlotte Olympia's sense of femininity and humour with the heritage of the famed French Champagne house. 
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Trench Kisses: The Burberry A/W13 Campaign

British couple Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge star in the new Burberry Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Magazine: The Gentlewoman

The Gentlewoman is a fabulous publication for modern women of style and purpose. It offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on persona style - the way women actually look thinks and dress. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography of the highest quality, The Gentlewoman celebrates inspirational women through the distinctive combination of glamor, personality and warmth in its collectable biannual magazine. And now, its growing community of international women will also be championed via its expanding website, set to re-launch this summer. 
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Issue # 7 

On the cover, 
the sensational Beyonce, photographed by 
Alasdair McLellan.

A new season, a smashing new issue of The Gentlewoman. In this seventh installment of the magazine The Gentlewoman brings together a group of accomplished, dynamic and inspiring women: the friendly Parisian designer Isabel Marant, the superbly outspoken actress Susan Sarandon, enterprising herb farmer Jekka McVicar, and of course, our fantastic cover star, the incandescent singer and performer Beyonce Knowles-Cartes. For springtime glamour The Gentlewomen offers a plethora of handsome bags, splendid watches, pointed shoes and a portfolio of delicious clothes, for your visual delectation. A new perspective on the topic  of manners is also introduced this season, as as always, The Gentlewoman presents insightful and charming conversations with some of the most fascination women of today. 
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Mr. Porter: Five Ways To Wear Shorts

Want to get the most from this summer staple? MR PORTER's Style Director, Mr. Dan May, shows you how. 

Songkick: Concert Alerts App

An amazing concert can change your life right? Songkick was built so we can track your favorite bands so you never miss them live. Songkick want's to take all the hassle of finding our when you favorite band are coming to your city: gone are the days to subscribing to a million different venue mailing lists, checking different band websites, and shifting through generic concert newsletter. 
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Songkick works by indexing many different ticket vendors, venue websites, and local newspapers to create the most comprehensive database of upcoming concerts happening around the world. Their mission is to have every show happening anywhere, from your friends show at you local bar, right up to Lady Gaga tour dates in Tokyo. 

You can track all the artists you want to see live, and songkick sends you a personalized concert alert when they announce a tour date in the your city. If you're lazy and have tons of bands you want to see live, you can track artists in bulk with their iTunes application, imports, or by importing your Facebook likes. 

Songkick was founded in 2007 by Ian Hogarth, Pete Smith and Michelle You: three friends who thought it was way too hard to find out when their favorite bands were coming to town. 
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Assouline: Women in Art: Figures of Influence

Photographed by Reed Krakoff, Women in Art: Figures of Influences features intimate black-and-white portraits of leading women in the contemporary art community. From Valentina Castellani, Almine Rech, and Jeanne-Greenberg Rohatyn to Dominique Levy, Marianne Boesky, and Lucy Chadwick, each women possesses undeniable talent, creativity, and intelligence - making them prominent figureheads of renowned galleries, museums, and institutions across the globe. 

Complementing each image is an art questionnaire - following in the spirit of Assouline's bestselling Proust Questionnaire and Fashion Questionnaire - personally completed by each women along with selected works of art. A true objet d' art, Women in Art: Figures of Influences offers a unique window into the feminine side of the art world. 
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"Marrying the world of architecture, art, and design, I chose to photograph each subject in her work environment - namely art galleries and fine - art institutions."

- Reed Krakoff
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Reed Krakoff is the President and Executive Creative Director of Coach. Originally from Weston, Connecticut, he received a degree in fashion design from the Parsons School of Design. Krakoff entered the fashion industry from the ground up, working for prominent designers such as Anne Klein and Ralph Lauren. In 1996 he joined the ranks of the leading American accessories designer Coach. He has most recently added photography to his long list of talents, personally styling and shooting advertising campaigns for his company. Krakoff's photographs have been exhibited in galleries in New York City and Tokyo and featured in magazines such as Interview, Elle Decor, and Town & Country. This is his first book with Assouline. photo ScreenShot2013-06-28at14932PM_zps8f072d6a.png
Women in Art: Figures of Influences, $95

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Pantone: Color Flash Drives

New Pantone Flash Drives

Stow your files and show your style! New Pantone swivel flash drives make it easy to take along your favorite files in your favorite PANTONE Colors. 

Never be without your photos, videos, songs or creative portfolio. This compact swivel design stows just about anywhere. Choose from 14 case colors and 14 cover colors to create the combo that expresses your creative personality, and custom engraving - text or logo - lets you make your flash drive truly unique! Available in 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB.

Our favorite combinations, try yours now!
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