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Toogood: Crafting A New Uniform for Every Professional Fantasy

July 3, 2023 in Fashion & Style

The brand name "Toogood" is also the surname of its creators, sisters Erica and Faye Toogood. Today, it's a multidisciplinary studio where furniture, ceramics, and clothing are created. "We wanted to sculpt a new uniform for the professional you imagine yourself to be," says Erica. The influence of work uniforms is indeed evident in the collection: jacket or pants models are named after professions like skipper, bookbinder, packer, baker, fisherman... But despite their utilitarian nature, they are also quite beautiful everyday items with no gender attachment. Looking at them, I wouldn't mind trying on several professions for myself.

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Saint Laurent Embraces Summer Through Henrik Purienne's Lens

July 16, 2023 in Photography & Visuals

Henrik Purienne, renowned for his unmistakable visual language that blends nostalgia, hedonism, and timeless beauty, has captured the spirit of summer through his lens once more. This time, his remarkable work showcases the newest collection from luxury fashion house Saint Laurent.

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Nikolaos Kafasis: Weaving Fantasy Worlds with Watercolor and Gouache

July 22, 2023 in Arts & Culture

Nikolaos Kafasis, known as "nikolas_tower", is a Greek artist who is captivating art enthusiasts around the globe with his unique blend of watercolor and gouache paintings. Through his work, he takes viewers on a visual journey into rich, fantastical worlds inhabited by mystical women.

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Chu Wong in Vogue China's August Issue: A Trend towards Fantasy Backgrounds

July 23, 2023 in Fashion & Style

Chu Wong, the eminent model, graces the August edition of Vogue China with a fresh and innovative photoshoot. A growing trend noticeable in glossy photoshoots, particularly highlighted in this issue, is the use of fantasy backgrounds that infuse an augmented reality effect into the photography.

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Exploring the Fantastic World of Paul Lehr

July 28, 2023 in Arts & Culture

Paul Lehr, an artist born in 1930, holds a significant place in the American art scene as a notable post-war painter whose works embody a unique blend of reality and fantasy. His strikingly intricate and futuristic illustrations continue to captivate audiences, bridging the gap between the known and the unknown.

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Christophe Mourthe: A Pictorial Poet in the World of Photography

Aug. 2, 2023 in Photography & Visuals

Known for his elegant and often ethereal photographic compositions, Christophe Mourthe has carved a unique niche in the world of photography. Born and educated in France, Mourthe's artistic journey has been nothing short of exceptional.

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Eva Green: The Quintessential Femme Fatale

Aug. 5, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos

Eva Green, the Parisian-born actress, has been captivating audiences worldwide with her smoky eyes, porcelain skin, and enchanting performances, making her the modern embodiment of the classic film noir femme fatale.

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Fall Footwear Fantasy: Prada Group's Church's x Miu Miu Collaboration

Aug. 24, 2023 in Fashion & Style

Ready to step into fall with style? Well, get excited, because the Prada Group's Church's and Miu Miu have teamed up for a collaboration that's set to be the talk of the season. You'll want to mark your calendars, because these dreamy pairs of double monk straps and brogues are launching exclusively on Miu Miu's website on August 29. And if you're more of an in-store shopper, don't fret; they'll hit the shelves on September 6.

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Area's Fall 2023 Couture Collection: A Faux-Fur Fantasy

Sept. 11, 2023 in Fashion & Style

In a daring move that aligns with the ethical fashion movement, Area's latest Fall 2023 Couture collection went down a path much-tread by Matthieu Blazy and delivered a mind-bending illusion. At first glance, the items in the collection appear to be made from fur, but upon closer inspection, they're revealed to be made of fabric with a "fur-like" print. The result? Some of the most environmentally friendly "fur" outfits made from denim, puffer jackets, and even dresses.

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Puppets and Puppets: Where Runway Fashion Meets Whimsical Toyland

Sept. 15, 2023 in Fashion & Style

Heads up, fashion aficionados! Puppets and Puppets are back with a bang, and this time, they’ve taken the game from the playground to the runway. Yes, you read that right: their latest show featured toys as set design elements, making the atmosphere as quirky as it gets.

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Félix Labisse: A Surreal Voyage through Art and Imagination

Feb. 10, 2024 in Arts & Culture

Félix Labisse, a painter whose artistry straddles the realms of the French and Belgian surreal, carved a niche for himself in the annals of 20th-century art through his distinctive blend of surrealism, fantasy, and realism. Born into an era rife with artistic experimentation, Labisse's oeuvre encompasses a wide range of subjects, from enigmatic nudes and surreal landscapes to fantastical creatures and symbolic female figures, all imbued with a dreamlike quality that both enchants and disquiets.

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John Lennon Reflects: The Beatles Songbook Unveiled

Feb. 13, 2024 in Arts & Culture

In an intimate and revealing session, John Lennon delves into the heart and soul of The Beatles' music, offering unprecedented insights into their most iconic songs. Just a week before his tragic passing, Lennon sat down with Playboy to articulate the essence, origins, and lasting impact of the band's work, marking a rare exploration into the musical journey that defined a generation.

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20 QUESTIONS: RON HOWARD

Feb. 15, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos

Litle Opie has grown up and become a hotshot film director. Apparently, goin' fishin' with Andy and hanging out with the Fonz paid off. Not to mention an assortment of serious TV-film roles, a lead in "American Graffiti" and an apprenticeship ("Grand Theft Auto") in the Roger Corman school for budding directors. To Ron Howard's recent big-screen credit are "Night Shift" and "Splash." We asked Contributing Editor David Rensin to meet with Howard in Hollywood as he was putting the finishing touches on "Cocoon," just released. Says Rensin, "Ron Howard does not look dumb in a mustache. Aunt Bee would be mighty proud."

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