Michael Kors Fall 2013 advertising campaign shot by Mario Testino. Now in his tenth year with the brand, Testino captured Kors’ latest collection in downtown Los Angeles on models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman set against the brand’s signature jet set elements. "We wanted the campaign to reflect the ‘bright lights, fast city’ inspiration of the Fall collection. It conveys an attitude of speed, endurance and glamour in sporty-chic silhouettes and electric colors,” says Michael Kors.
Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a timepiece featuring a sapphire crystal enhanced by a miniature painting applied using an innovative technique for the first time. Cranes, an age-old symbol of longevity, adorn the dial and are surrounded by bamboos of which some are meticulously painted on the sapphire crystal of the Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel watch. The decorated watch glass thus echoes the enamelled dial, creating an extraordinary overall effect of depth and volume. In the heart of the watch beats Calibre 978, one of the 1,242 calibres developed and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre throughout ilts illustrious history. This caliber is legendary as it has won the memorable first prize in the 2009 International Timing Competition organised by the Watch Museum of Le Locle, Switzerland, and its technical characteristics epitomise the results of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ongoing research. The tourbillon carriage made from a light yet robust titanium alloy weighs just 0.28 grams, thus very little energy is required to maintain its rotations. The energy from the barrel can therefore be entirely used to keep the large-sized variable-inertia balance oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, guaranteeing an exceptional degree of precision. In keeping with fine watchmaking traditions, the parts of this calibre are meticulously decorated by hand, including the oscillating weight in 22-carat gold, seen through the sapphire caseback of the watch.
The white gold case is embellished with an engraving on the sides and the bezel is set with baguette-cut diamonds that provide a perfect frame for the miniature artwork depicting cranes. No longer officially taught in art schools, the art of enameling is mastered by an exclusive circle of artisans perpetuating their know-how from one generation to the next. A meticulous guilloché work is performed on the white gold dial that is subsequently covered with transparent enamel with a shade of blue. The artist then draws a multi-colored landscape and places the glittering Moon made of silver foil. Having fired the piece in the kiln to fix the colors, the enameller works with the blanc de Limoges, applying various layers to shape the birds with a relief effect. The artisan will then give a touch of color to a range of miniature elements such as the plumage of the birds and the curve of their neck. The splash of colors gives life to the embossed design. Aiming at achieving a greater depth effect, the artisan adds miniature design elements to the sapphire glass that covers the dial and fires the glass to fix the colors. Finally, such extraordinary enameling is matched by an exceptional gem-setting. Within the workshops of the Manufacture, gem-setting is a discipline exercised as an art in its own right. Not only do they master all the customary gestures involved in their craft, but the Jaeger- LeCoultre gem-setters have themselves developed procedures in order to meet specific aesthetic demands. The gem-setter places the 94 baguette-cut diamonds one by one, side by side, skillfully matching differently proportioned stones in order to cover the white gold bezel, lugs and crown of the watch with a precious glowing aura. The buckle of the watch is then set with baguette diamonds as a final sparkling touch. This timepiece brilliantly combines the traditional know-how of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre dedicated to the quest for precision since its founding in 1833, and a spirit of innovation illustrated by the development of avant-garde technical solutions.
INTIMISSIMI AW2013/14 Fashion Show is simple sexy yet luxury. The imperative is to seduce in details and fit and to catch a look leaving nothing to chance. The fashion show is inspired from the same mood and it evokes with inspirations from the 1920s. with 2000 people are attending the show including 14 fashion bloggers from all over the world, as their special guests, namely Caroline Boomst, Doina Ciobanu, Emily Hartridge, Maritsa and etc are successfully enter in INTIMISSIMI fashion world!
The show kicked off by 16 members of the great ” Gaga Symphony Orchestra ” on stage directed by Giorgio Fabbri inclusive 6 violins, 2 violets, 2 cellos, 1 bass, 2 horns, 2 trombones and timpani.
There are 20 beautiful international top models participating at the catwalk leaded by Tamara Lazic, the stunning and sexy 22 year old, model from
the new discover of Intimissimi. Serbia which was
MasKingdom ~ the first choice of boutique facial mask in the world, is create by TenArt Biotech Limited. This new comer made its debut on 1st January 2012 and has already demonstrated cutting edge competence in medical cosmetology and achievement in the gift-giving culture with new oriental fashion style of art in facial care.
Everyone knows that Taiwan is blessed with many natural resources. Of course, agricultural produce as a food souvenir is a reasonable idea. So what MasKingdom wants to do is to contribute by doing things differently by adopting local unique features such as water, mask paper, plants, and agricultural produce, all the unique criteria are able to produce many remarkable facial mask series.
That’s not enough, Maskingdom wants to establish a prominent brand right from the start with the help of a decisive key element - the soft power of design. One of truly special point about Maskindom is that the design team is consisted with the Taiwan best art talents with a class aesthetic and distinctive style.
Giuseppe Zanotti Design opens a new store in Harbour City which carries the widest range of men’s collection in Hong Kong. The newly added store has a new spin on its men’s collection, providing more diversity on its current selection. To celebrate the new store opening, limited edition high - top sneakers of 30 pieces have been created and are available exclusively in Harbour City store. The high-top sneakers are made with silver tumbled calfskin, decorated with gold chain, side zips. These sneakers are sensational on, making them an absolute must. The distinct design concept for Giuseppe Zanotti Design stores around the world is reflected down to the last detail in the color palette, textured materials, structure and product display. The space is a clever, well-balanced mix of traditional materials like marble, lacquered wood and oxidized brass, plus contemporary graphics. The extensive, almost dazzling use of white, coupled with etched fitments, creates a modern feel that is in part softened by the gold colored brass. The floor, meanwhile, is reminiscent of neo-plasticism in the size and pattern of the marble slabs.
Miu Miu latest two short films the Women’s Tales, premiere as part of the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori, Venice Days program on recently. The powerful short films, by leading international female directors, show how the Miu Miu short film platform has managed to combine authentic and credible filmmaking themes and a strong feminine point of view with fashion.
The latest films are The Door, directed by Ava DuVernay and Le Donne della Vucciria directed by Hiam Abbass. The diverse films, set in LA and the Sicilian city of Palermo explore feminine codes and gestures, both touching on the pleasures and complexities of womanhood. Both directors apply their distinctive point of view through their particular filmic style, reflecting the world of Miu Miu in multifarious dimensions.
Highlights from the Miu Miu collections take leading roles and also perform as important plot devices, central to the narratives. The previous films in the series: The Powder Room, directed by Zoe Cassavetes; Muta, directed by Lucrecia Martel; The Woman Dress, directed by Giada Colagrande and It’s Getting Late, directed by Massy Tadjedin, were screened at the Venice Days program in 2012.
Le Donne della Vucciria is the sixth in a series of short films celebrating the feminine love affair with Miu Miu. Palestinian female director Hiam Abbass contemplates the transformative power of clothes, music and dance in a charming, evocative study of the women of the Sicilian city of Palermo.
“Coincidence… I was visiting Palermo when I received the demand to direct one of the Women’s Tales for Miu Miu… - says Hiam Abbass - It was evident that Palermo had to be my set, my story. Her Donne were to be my characters, her Pupi were to be my inspiration. This city contains beauty, history, tradition that makes one wonder with a big smile… Certainly a space where imagination meets the creation of a great designer and makes her collection dance in the magical universe of the ‘Sicilian Capital’… ”
In the Vucciria, the heart of Palermo’s historic old city, strains of quintessentially Italian traditional music drift into a dressmaker’s workshop on the warm breeze, carrying the anticipation of the long summer evening, and perhaps a little magic too.
The dressmaker sews in time, creating a mysterious collection of traditional puppet costumes, while the square below comes alive with music and dancing. As a cast of vibrant women rise and join the musicians in a crescendo of spinning polka dots and clapping metallic suede heels the dressmaker looks on, leaving us to wonder who really pulls the strings of this intoxicating fiesta.