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Ana de Armas Shines in Louis Vuitton's 'Deep Time' High Jewelry Campaign

July 3, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Ana de Armas, known for her breakout role in the movie 'Knives Out', stars in Louis Vuitton's latest high jewelry campaign titled 'Deep Time'. The collection is a captivating exploration of Earth's geological past and the concept of evolving life, showcasing the House's extraordinary craftsmanship and creativity.

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Barbie Comes to Life at Selfridges: A Pink-tastic Collaboration

July 15, 2023 in Design & Décor by Charlotte Sinclair

In a bold move sure to delight fans of all ages, London's famed Selfridges store has partnered with Mattel, the creators of the iconic Barbie doll, to bring a piece of toy history to life. Transforming its display windows into life-sized Barbie doll boxes, Selfridges has created an immersive retail experience that transports shoppers straight into Barbie's world.

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Pascal Campion: A Unique Blend of Art and Storytelling

July 24, 2023 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

The art world is filled with unique voices and talents, each weaving their distinct narratives. One such talent is Pascal Campion, a Franco-American artist-illustrator whose creative journey has covered an impressive spectrum - from conceptual design to visual development for art films and TV shows, and creating commercial animation for clients such as Chevron and Disney.

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Kiyomi, the Japanese Artist Breathing Life into Vintage Miniatures

July 26, 2023 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

Japanese artist Kiyomi is reshaping the landscape of miniature art with her meticulously crafted vintage-style dollhouse roomboxes and accessories. This isn't your typical dollhouse furniture assembly – Kiyomi's creations are bursting with personality, rich detail, and an almost tangible sense of history.

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Sophisticated Casualness in Prada's New Campaign

Aug. 12, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Benedict Cumberbatch, the famed British actor, has taken part in Prada's new advertising campaign. He appears in the shots wearing a fake collar, carrying a thermos, and presumably, sandwiches in his bag. This unconventional and amusing look carries a profound meaning and embodies a mixture of sophistication and everyday life.

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Lili St. Cyr: The Queen of Burlesque

Aug. 24, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Lili St. Cyr was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser and actress, born Marie Frances Van Schaack on June 3, 1918, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s, becoming one of the highest-paid performers of her time. She was a trailblazer, turning the art of striptease into a more refined and theatrical endeavor. She was often seen as a "classier" alternative to her more flamboyant contemporaries like Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand.

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Sophia Loren's Iconic Photo: A Closer Look into the Legendary Snap from 1957

Sept. 21, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

In honor of Sophia Loren's 89th birthday, it’s time to shed light on the true story behind the iconic 1957 photograph featuring herself and Jayne Mansfield. The snapshot was taken at a party organized by Paramount to honor Loren, who was just 23 years old at the time but had already starred in over 30 films.

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Ann Miller: Tapping Through the Golden Age of Hollywood

Nov. 6, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Ann Miller, born Johnnie Lucille Collier on April 12, 1923, in Chireno, Texas, was a whirlwind of talent and an indelible part of the Hollywood pantheon. Known for her machine-gun tap dancing, she embodied the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of cinema. With raven hair often crowned with extravagant hats and a smile that lit up theaters, Miller left an indelible mark on the silver screen.

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Yvonne De Carlo: The Glamorous Siren with a Flair for the Dramatic

Nov. 6, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Yvonne De Carlo was the Canadian-born actress who became a universal symbol of allure and mystery in the Hollywood of the mid-20th century. With her exotic looks and versatile talent, she not only captivated audiences but also left an indelible mark on the industry. This article will dive into the life of this silver screen icon, celebrating her most memorable roles and the captivating stories that shaped her legendary status.

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Raquel Welch: A Trailblazer of Beauty and Strength in Hollywood

Nov. 9, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

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 by Julian Everett

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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Ernie Barnes: Celebrating the Vibrant Life of African Americans Through Art

Feb. 1, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

The art world continues to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Ernie Barnes, an American artist whose work vividly captures the essence and vibrancy of African American life. Known for his unique style of elongated characters, Barnes' paintings are more than mere representations; they are a dynamic celebration of culture, movement, and emotion.

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John Lennon Reflects: The Beatles Songbook Unveiled

Feb. 13, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

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 by Charlotte Sinclair

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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20 QUESTIONS - MICHAEL MADSEN

Feb. 27, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Michael Madsen can easily look like a thug. The 37-year-old actor (and brother of actress Virginia Madsen) has certainly played his share—from the ominous Mr. Blond in "Reservoir Dogs" to the hazardous Rudd in "The Getaway" to the threatening Mr. Blonde in "Free Willy," and as Susan Sarandon's boyfriend, Jimmy, in "Thelma & Louise." These are his leather-knuckle, screwface haz 25 others, some you probably wished to know. And he's written a recently published book of neo-Bukowski poetry titled "Beer, Blood and Ashes."

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Rita Hayworth: The Silver Screen's Enchantress and Her Unforgettable Escapades

March 14, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

In the pantheon of Hollywood's golden age, few stars shine as brightly as Rita Hayworth. Known for her fiery red hair, striking beauty, and magnetic screen presence, Hayworth became an emblem of 1940s glamour. But beyond her memorable roles in classics like "Gilda" and "The Lady from Shanghai," Rita's life was a tapestry of fascinating anecdotes, some heartwarming, others bittersweet, all contributing to her enduring legacy.

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Gene Tierney: Hollywood Starlet, Style Icon, and Survivor

March 30, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Gene Tierney was an American actress who graced the silver screen during Hollywood's Golden Age. Renowned for her striking beauty and captivating performances, she earned critical acclaim and legions of fans. However, her life was marked by both triumph and tragedy, making her story a fascinating and complex one.

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Nick Cave's Exhibition "The Devil—A Life" Opens Tomorrow at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Belgium

April 3, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

Tomorrow marks the opening of a unique exhibition at the Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Belgium, showcasing the work of Nick Cave, a musician renowned not only for his sonic contributions but also for his artistic endeavors. The exhibition, titled "The Devil—A Life" (2020–24), features a series of seventeen glazed ceramic figurines that intricately weave the narrative of the Devil's life from his infancy to his demise.

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20 QUESTIONS - Dana Delany

April 23, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Dana Delany has an image problem. Sure, she has done steamy turns as William Dafoe’s ex-junkie girlfriend in "Light Sleeper" and a femme fatale in the miniseries "Wild Palms." But mostly Delany is remembered for playing McMurphy, the irrepressible and heroic nurse in TV’s Vietnam war drama, "China Beach." She’s about to bus her wholesome image wide open by starring in "Exit to Eden," a Gary Marshall (the guy in touch the plot by a dominatrix called Lisa and she plays a domme—nice, who wrote it under one of her pen names). Ten sensual Cambridge Editor David Rensin to meet with Delany at her Santa Monica home. Says Rensin: "Dana once told a writer that she buys ‘Playboy,’ but I don’t read the articles. I look at the pictures.' It’s safe to say that’s about to change."

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