Alexandra avgitidis's Blog – May 2012 Archive (32)

Mel Kadel’s Drawings

A technique called “drawing with an eyelash” is used by artist Mel Kadel on her floral, dropped and striped patterns and strange characters of her images. She uses ancient papers, small pens, cotton swabs and glue. Kadel grew up in Pennsylvania suburbs and graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 1997, she now resides and works in Los Angeles…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 31, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Perfect Le Vernis Nail Colors By Chanel

Nail polish colours are the best way to get into the spirit of each season. These new summer hues evoke fiery sunsets and sun kissed skin, Chanel’s limited edition “Le Vernis” nail lacquers are just the thing! Inclusive of names like…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 31, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Lipstick - 90's Goth

Throughout this spring strange aspects have come about on the red carpet- starlets and A-listers alike have been bringing out their darkest lipsticks. Pretty berries and cool corals…basically all of your spring trends have taken a turn to the gothic appearance.

It’s all about 90’s Goth. The Met Gala was a sea of dark lips, from Camilla Belle, Kate…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 30, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Designed In Hackney: TN29 By Le Gun And Tracey Neuls

 

And again we hear of the words “designed in Hackney” uttered. Illustration collective Le Gun has teamed up with footwear designer Tracey Neuls to create a range of shoes that are inspired by items found inside of a suitcase inside of Hackney’s basement.  Le…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 30, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Samsung Look...Don’t touch!

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Very Best of Cannes 2012

Celebrities from all over the world took to the movie premiers, galas and charity events at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where all of the best looks can be seen. The opening of the ceremony and premier of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom brought on breathtaking looks on the first day of the festival. Tilda Swinton showed…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Olivier Zahm’s Godard - Inspired Fashion Week Parody Film For Louis Vuitton

As Cannes comes to an end, here is another short film by a luxury fashion brand. And, like Prada’s Roman Polanski-directed “A Therapy,” this film strikes a similar balance between artsy and funny.

Olivier Zahm created the short film for Louis Vuitton’s online magazine New, Now. It’s supposed to be the…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Style of Jolie

Angelina Jolie will be exhibiting a jewellery collection bearing her own name, a collaboration called Style of Jolie, in the South of France this summer.

Women's Wear Daily reports that Style of Jolie, created in collaboration with jewelry designer Robert Procop, will go on display at the Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat and Monaco's Hotel de Paris from July…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 28, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Hermes "Forever Leather"

Hermes is celebrating their 175thanniversary, and they are doing it in style! They will hold an exhibition which will feature some of the label’s most famous designs. Starting from the history of beginning as a saddle and harness-maker, to one of the most famous handbag, leather and accessories brand. The stunning collection is titled “Leather Forever” and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 27, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Roman Polanski Unveils Prada Short Film

Prada unveiled a special short film directed by Roman Polanski and starring British actors Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley at the Cannes Film Festival May 21. The film, sees a Prada-clad Bonham Carter's character visiting a psychiatrist (played by Kingsley) to discuss a bad…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 24, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Rihga Royal Hotel Planetary Chocolates

I wish I could take a heavenly bite of this universe.

Chocolatier L’éclat of the Righa Royal Hotel in Japan have taken good eats and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 24, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Wooden Heels

It might be winter here in South Africa but there’s a new summer shoe in town: a throwback to the dippy hippy culture of the early 70s...wooden heels. Get a 2012 makeover via clever injections of neon leather, panels of contrast wood and updated shapes that only wistfully look back to the original clog shape.…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 23, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Delft Tiles by Paul Bommer

The Gentle Author

For those who missed Paul Bommer‘sexhibition in Wilkes St last month or who have never heard of him, featured here is his fourth and last batch of his faux delft tiles from that show. Many of his tiles are inspired by stories in the pages of Spitalfields Life. Successively, Paul…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Tree Hotel

The“Tree Hotel” was created by Stockholm-based archtects Tham & Videgard Arkitekter, in Harads, Northern Sweden. It is an Aluminum mirrored 4x4x4 glass cube and is suspended around the trunk of a tree. It reflects a 360 degree view of the surroundings, creating a camouflaged refuge.
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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 21, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

100,000 LED lights float down the Sumida River

Supplied by
 Panasonic who claim that the balls, which were designed to light up upon contact with water, were in fact 100% solar powered energy, lit up the waters of
 Sumida through central Tokyo, Hotaru. …

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 21, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Rasmus Mogensen's Lips Series

Personally, I have an absolute, and I mean absolute fascination with eyes and lips. Not only do I feel that they are an amazing and sensual aspect to any women, but when it comes to the creative process of art, design or photography, one can literally do anything with them. For example, Rasmus Mogensen’s lip series…totally Wow! Since the age of 8, Mongensen’s dream of becoming…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 19, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Malée-Spoil Yourself!

Malée has recently opened in
 Hyde Park Corner. On entering the store you are sure to be greeted by gentle scents of warm Cinammon and Spices which match the warmth of the Staff.


The name
Malée comes from the founder's,
Zeze Oriaikhi's, grandmother who was affectionetly known as Malée.

The range consists of Premium Bath and Body Care…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 18, 2012 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

Dana Schutz's "Piano in the Rain" at Friedrich Petzel Gallery

Schutz's exhibition "Piano in the Rain" features her signature tropes of excess, taboo and mayhem, yet this time with a layer of sadness underneath. You get the sense her characters, though ultimately grotesque, are trying to connect, to impress, to perform,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 18, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Travelling Boxer Bag

Reed Krakoff and Garance Doré, the fashion photographer, illustrator and blogger, had a meeting of the minds for their newest project, which involves the designer’s classic Boxer bag.

Doré photographed the bag in a variety of different backdrops during her travels spanning New York, Paris, London, Milan and Marrakech, resulting in a visual…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 16, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

City Series Collection - Gucci

Gucci is pleased to introduce the City Collection, a sport-inspired line of accessories designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini for today’s smart and active cosmopolitans.............................…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on May 16, 2012 at 6:00 — 2 Comments


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