Alexandra avgitidis's Blog – December 2012 Archive (10)

Designer Drugs

LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish emergence as a street artist in the 2000s, has blended the concerns and methods of street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with popular culture to create his own unique satirical message. His work, though often controversial, is always engaging, and explores contemporary obsessions with sex, desire, drugs, gender, celebrity, media,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 15, 2012 at 18:17 — 1 Comment

Grazia's Big Christmas Issue

I just received my copy of the new Grazia Christmas issue and I'm loving their Christmas Gift Guide:)

This fabulous issue includes:

•"Great Grazia Christmas Gift Guide", which includes lists for everyone in your life. "Drop Heavy Hints List" for YOU; "Sock-free Zone" for him and more.

• Bumper Christmas Entertainment…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 15, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments

Highlights From The SA Style Awards

At the judges lunch on Sunday the 25th Novmeber 2012, we mingled with the winners of the SA Style Awards, media, bloggers and honoured judges. We dined at the celebrated Bice Restaurant at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park Hotel. The food was delicious and I tried the most mouth watering ice cream and chocolate biscuit dessert, that I have ever…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 13, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Saint Laurent Boy is a Girl

Dutch supermodel Saskia de Brauw has been chosen by Saint Laurent as the star of the brand’s latest menswear campaign, titled “The Saint Laurent Boy is a Girl.”

Fashion certainly got used to a certain amount of androgyny from Hedi Slimane in his previous position at Dior Homme, where the designer was famed for regularly sending out…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 10, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Entertaining With Olive Hamilton Russell

A Year on a Cape Wine Estate – Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards follows the seasons, beginning with spring, the time of bud-break and the start of a new cycle of growing and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 7, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Catching up with Nina Jarebrink

Catching up with Nina at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park

What did you think of the fashion at the Style Awards?

I liked the African inspired looks-the African Queen ethnic look.



Do you think your collection will appeal to South African women?

Yes I do. South African women are…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 5, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Ladurée Creates Macaron Trees For Christmas

Renowned Parisian macaron maker Ladurée will create six pastry-based Christmas trees that will be on display at InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel for the sixth edition of the ‘Fashion…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 3, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

M.A.C.’s Latest Graphic Nails

For the M.A.C. cosmetics holiday collections campaign, Glamorous Daze, editorial nail artist Jin Soon Choi created a nail-art look she describes as "a high-style couture look." We just think it's a graphically cool way to participate in the whole nail-art craze without having your hands look like they got in a…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 3, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Hermes Designs Stamp For La Poste

Hermes is adding its own touch of luxury to the annual “Heart” stamp collection issued by France’s postal services, La Poste.



Designers were inspired to turn some of the French luxury brand’s iconic scarves into stamps and Zoé Pauwels’s design was chosen to feature in La Poste’s 2013 Valentine’s Day collection.

Pauwels’s…

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

The Electric Bicycle

Inspired by the classic European delivery bikes of the 1940’s and 50’s and updated with state-of-the-art components and construction techniques, the award-winning Faraday Porteur allows novice and experienced riders alike to go farther, faster, with ease. It’s impossible to tell it’s electric until you ride it – and then it’s impossible to imagine riding anything else.…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 1, 2012 at 6:00 — 2 Comments


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