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The Architectural Genius of Hassan Ragab: Reviving Ancient Egyptian Building Techniques

June 17, 2023 in Design & Décor by Charlotte Sinclair

Hassan Ragab, the Egyptian architect, engineer, and diplomat, is best remembered for his contributions to reviving ancient Egyptian techniques in modern architecture. Born in 1917, Ragab was known not only for his architectural prowess but also as a cultural entrepreneur. He led a rich and varied career, making lasting impacts in fields as diverse as architecture, cultural heritage preservation, and even agriculture.

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Summer Story in the spirit of "Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez" in July's Vogue Italia.

July 14, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

The July issue of Vogue Italia brings us a sultry summer story that borrows its spirit from none other than the iconic Brigitte Bardot in her Saint-Tropez days. Renowned fashion photographer Luca Campri captures this nostalgic vision with a fresh, modern twist.

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Marie Lecluze Designs a Farmhouse with Iconic Belgian Style

Aug. 10, 2023 in Design & Décor by Charlotte Sinclair

Renowned designer Marie Lecluze has recently taken on a project that epitomizes Belgian design, transforming an 1800s farmhouse into a contemporary marvel. By using decorative plaster to add texture and depth to the walls and maximizing natural light with expansive windows, she has created a space that is both elegant and inviting.

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Salvatore Ferragamo's FW23 Campaign: A Fusion of Fashion and Renaissance Art under Maximilian Davis

Aug. 14, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Maximilian Davis's vision for the Ferragamo FW23 campaign is a breathtaking melding of art and fashion. Collaborating with Florence's Uffizi Gallery, Davis has managed to incorporate masterpieces into the advertisement, including Vasari's "Portrait of Alessandro Medici," providing a backdrop for model Vittoria Ceretti. Photographer Tyler Mitchell was behind the camera, capturing the blend of Renaissance elegance and Ferragamo's modern designs.

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Harper's Bazaar US September Issue: A Star-Studded Affair

Aug. 16, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Doja Cat, Kendall Jenner, and Paul Mescal Shine in Harper's Bazaar US

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Seashore Chapel: A Blend of Modernity and Traditional Chinese Architecture in Qinhuangdao

Aug. 20, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

The Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao: Where Tradition Meets Modern Elegance

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Introducing the RL 888: Ralph Lauren's Nod to its Manhattan Roots

Aug. 22, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Ralph Lauren, a brand synonymous with classic American luxury, has unveiled a new addition to its handbag repertoire - The RL 888. The name of this cross-body bag is a clear homage to the brand's Manhattan heritage, specifically its flagship women's store located at 888 Madison Avenue.

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Rome Cavalieri: A Blend of Nostalgic Grandeur and Modern Art

Aug. 23, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Let's chat about the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Once known as the Hilton, this iconic spot might not scream "modern luxury" to every traveler, and its late modernist façade might not make every architecture enthusiast's heart race. But there's one undeniable charm: its breathtaking view of the Eternal City from atop the Monte Mario hill. A throwback to the unapologetic, old-school opulence of the mid-20th century, it's a trip down luxury lane.

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Dua Lipa Glows in Alaïa for French Vogue's September 2023 Issue

Aug. 24, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Dua Lipa is absolutely stunning in her recent appearance as the cover star of French Vogue's September 2023 issue. Photographed by the legendary Mert Alas and styled by Vanessa Reid, the singer looks effortlessly chic and beyond stylish.

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Vogue's Historic Open Casting Introduces Eight Global Finalists Set to Redefine Modern Beauty

Sept. 7, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Hold onto your couture hats, fashionistas! American Vogue has just dropped its lineup of fresh faces for the season, and this isn't your grandma's model roster. For the first time ever, Vogue hosted an open casting call for global talent, and the world answered.

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

Sept. 8, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

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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Prada x Panerai: A Sustainable Spin on Modern Luxury with Re-Nylon Watch Straps

Sept. 16, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

In the world of fashion and accessories, collaborations often create exciting sparks, but none are as electrifying as the recent Prada x Panerai partnership. Prada has designed a collection of watch straps for the Italian watchmaking brand Panerai, specifically for their iconic Luminor Due timepieces. But these aren't just any straps; they're crafted from Prada's trademark Re-Nylon, a material born from regenerated Econyl yarn.

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Swarovski's "Masters of Light": A Dazzling Exhibit at Shanghai’s Museum of Modern Art

Sept. 22, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Swarovski has transported a stunning exhibition, "Masters of Light," from Vienna to the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, marking the first extensive study into the legacy of the renowned jewelry brand. Primarily, the exhibition showcases creations from eminent fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Armani Privé, Balenciaga, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, and more, all crafted using Swarovski crystals, totaling 60 exhibits.

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The Trend of Diets: From Historical Practices to Modern Obsessions

Oct. 29, 2023 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

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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Viviane Sassen: Blending Fashion and Art through Geometry and Abstraction

Nov. 10, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Viviane Sassen, a renowned Dutch artist born in 1972, resides in Amsterdam and has made significant contributions to both the fashion and fine art photography worlds. Her work is distinguished by the use of geometric shapes, frequently abstracting human bodies, showcasing a unique artistic vision that blends personal, editorial, and commercial elements.

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Andrew Valko: Master of Hyperrealism Unveils New Collection

March 3, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

Renowned for his strikingly lifelike paintings, artist Andrew Valko has once again captured the attention of the art world with the unveiling of his latest collection. Valko, a master of hyperrealism, continues to explore the themes of isolation, communication, and the impact of technology in contemporary society through his meticulous artworks.

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Rediscovering the "Moga" Spirit: The 1929 Guide to Being a Modern Girl

March 18, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Charlotte Sinclair

Dive into the roaring '20s with the "Moga" (Modern Girl) lifestyle, as outlined by the 1929 edition of "Women's World" magazine. This fascinating snapshot of cultural history reveals ten rules that defined the essence of an emancipated woman in the vibrant era, much like the flappers in the West. Here's a glimpse into the spirited life of a Moga:

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Pharrell Williams Unveils "Titan" Jewelry Line Inspired by Mythological Poseidon

May 2, 2024 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Pharrell Williams Launches Mythology-Inspired "Titan" Jewelry Collection with Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co

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Takato Yamamoto: The Iconic Japanese Fantasy and Romance Illustrator

June 18, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Charlotte Sinclair

Takato Yamamoto, a celebrated Japanese artist and illustrator, has garnered a cult following for his evocative and intricate artwork. Known for his compelling themes of fantasy, romance, and erotica, Yamamoto's work has captivated audiences worldwide.

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