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Oliver Rousteing's Balmain Pre-Fall Collection: A Dialogue with History

July 1, 2023 in Fashion & Style

At just 36 years old, Olivier Rousteing is already 12 years into his tenure as creative director of Balmain, making him the fourth longest-serving creative director in luxury fashion. His youthful vitality allows him to continually reinvent his designs to avoid becoming repetitive.

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Flashback to the 90s: Terry Richardson's Iconic Campaigns for Sisley

July 8, 2023 in Photography & Visuals

Renowned for his provocative and sometimes controversial work, photographer Terry Richardson significantly contributed to the tone of 90s fashion advertising with his campaigns for the Italian brand Sisley. His candid, raw, and edgy style resonated with the 90s cultural climate and helped create some of the most memorable fashion campaigns of the decade.

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Unknown Rembrandt Portraits Fetch €13 Million at Christie's Auction

July 10, 2023 in Arts & Culture

Two small portraits, previously unknown to the world and hidden in a private collection of a British family, turned out to be original works of the Dutch master Rembrandt. These unexpected treasures were auctioned at Christie's for an impressive sum of €13 million, exceeding their initial estimate by almost 50%.

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Japan's Dino-inspired Benches: Merging Prehistoric Cool with Modern Design

Aug. 17, 2023 in Design & Décor

Dino Benches: Japan's Newest Instagrammable Spot

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Bad Bunny and Adidas Collaborate to Revamp the Response CL

Aug. 17, 2023 in Fashion & Style

A "Good" Touch from Bad Bunny to Adidas' Response CL

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Farralone House: The Iconic Bauhaus Gem with a Star-Studded Past Hits the Market for $16.5 Million

Aug. 27, 2023 in Travel & Destinations

If walls could talk, the ones at the iconic Farralone House would have stories to tell of Hollywood legends and on-screen performances. Built in 1951 by architect William Pereira for banking heiress Dora Hutchinson, the house is a Bauhaus marvel boasting 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Over the years, it has served as home to Frank Sinatra from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, Judy Garland, and Lucille Ball.

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Liberty Ross Dives into Family History with Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace Book

Sept. 3, 2023 in Photography & Visuals

In a nostalgic journey into her family's past, model and actress Liberty Ross has penned a book detailing the iconic Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace. This legendary Los Angeles roller-skating rink, managed by her parents Ian "Flipper" Ross and Banti Ross, operated from 1979 to 1981 at the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevards.

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Air France Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Unique Fashion Collaboration

Sept. 4, 2023 in Fashion & Style

On October 7, 2023, Air France will celebrate its 90th anniversary. For this momentous occasion, the airline has teamed up with Xavier Ronse, the head of the Paris Opera's costume workshops, to produce a collection of five unique dresses. Each dress symbolizes a different aspect of the airline's history and operations: planes and technology, crew uniforms and fashion, advertising posters, in-flight catering and service, and design.

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"Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier Collector" Exhibition Opens at Palais Galliera in Paris

Sept. 7, 2023 in Travel & Destinations

Beginning on September 27th, the Palais Galliera in Paris will host an extraordinary exhibition titled "Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier Collector" (Exhibition Link). The showcase will display a curated selection from Alaïa's extensive archive, which he meticulously collected from 1968 until his death.

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"Les Espaces d'Abraxas: Ricardo Bofill's Cinematic Architectural Marvel Near Paris"

Sept. 8, 2023 in Travel & Destinations

Step into Les Espaces d'Abraxas and you're entering a realm that blends the grandiosity of classical architecture with the quirks of postmodernism. Nestled on the outskirts of Paris, this residential complex is the brainchild of renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Built in the 1980s, Bofill described the style as "modern classicism," drawing inspiration from the timeless masters of classical architecture like Palladio, Mansart, and Ledoux.

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Celebrating 160 Years of the London Underground with New Art Posters

Sept. 10, 2023 in Arts & Culture

In honor of its 160th anniversary, the London Underground has commissioned four stunning art posters that seamlessly meld past and present. The posters take inspiration from vintage designs from the last century, housed in the London Museum of Transport. These historical designs feature iconic cultural landmarks like the English National Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Southbank Centre, and the Royal Opera House.

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The Timeless Allure of Swedish-Italian Screen Siren Anita Ekberg

Sept. 10, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos

Anita Ekberg, the unforgettable Swedish-Italian actress who became a global sensation and a symbol of sensuality, remains an enduring figure in classic cinema. Born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1931, Ekberg transitioned from winning beauty pageants to gracing the silver screen, forever etching her name into the annals of film history.

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Maison Margiela and Pendleton Collaborate for a Mystical American West Capsule

Sept. 11, 2023 in Fashion & Style

In another surprising collaboration of the season, Maison Margiela and Pendleton have joined forces to create a capsule that beautifully aligns with the overarching theme of the collection— the mystical American West. This collaboration features a range of outerwear, dresses, jumpsuits, denim, and shirts, all echoing the rich narrative of America's frontier history.

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The Grand Opening of Raffles London at The OWO: Where History Meets Luxury

Sept. 15, 2023 in Travel & Destinations

Mark your calendars, travel enthusiasts and history buffs! September 29th will witness the unveiling of one of this year’s most anticipated hotel projects: Raffles London at The OWO.

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Remembering Greta Garbo: An Icon Born on September 18, 1905

Sept. 18, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos

Born on September 18, 1905, Greta Garbo remains an unforgettable name in both Swedish and American film history.

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The Trend of Diets: From Historical Practices to Modern Obsessions

Oct. 29, 2023 in Arts & Culture

The world of nutrition and weight management has always been dynamic, characterized by evolving trends, new discoveries, and, inevitably, fads. Dieting, as a concept, has transcended mere health necessity to become a cultural and social phenomenon.

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Raquel Welch: A Trailblazer of Beauty and Strength in Hollywood

Nov. 9, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos

Raquel Welch, a name synonymous with classic Hollywood glamour and an emblem of the 60s and 70s sex symbol phenomenon, lived a life as vivid and interesting as her on-screen personas.

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Gypsy Rose Lee: The Burlesque Queen Who Redefined Showbiz

Dec. 23, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos

Gypsy Rose Lee, born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, on January 8, 1911, remains one of the most iconic figures in the history of American entertainment. Her life story, marked by drama, talent, and a trailblazing presence in the world of burlesque, continues to fascinate audiences decades after her passing.

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Kintsugi: Embracing Imperfections with the Art of Golden Repair

Feb. 4, 2024 in Arts & Culture

Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is a poignant and beautiful form of Japanese art that goes beyond mere ceramic repair. This centuries-old technique involves mending broken pottery with lacquer derived from the sap of the urushi tree, which is then mixed with precious metals such as gold, silver, or platinum. However, Kintsugi is much more than a method of restoration; it's a profound philosophical statement about life, resilience, and beauty.

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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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