Tuesday, January 29, 2019

THE ORIGIN OF A HAUTE COUTURE DRESS

If Alexis Mabille drew this fuchsia dress showed during the last Paris Haute Couture, he probably had in mind the Oleg Cassini dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961 for a photo shoot by Richard Avedon, in turn perhaps Oleg Cassini was inspired by the dress that Hubert de Givenchy designed for Audrey Hepburn in 1959. An idea always comes from another idea.
Jacqueline Kennedy photographed by Richard Avedon in a gown by Oleg Cassini, 1961  -  Dress by Alexis Mabille Haute Couture S/S2019
Audrey Hepburn in a gown by Givenchy, 1957  -  Jacqueline Kennedy in a gown by Oleg Cassini, 1961 

Monday, January 28, 2019

AKA JEWELLERY-MOST MINIMAL DETAILS WITH A MAXIMUM FUNCTION

‘Aka jewellery’ is a studio brand handmade by designer Ausra Bankauskaite. Trained in metal-working and jewelry-design, Ausra Bankauskaite began creating contemporary pieces that bridged the worlds of art object and jewelry. Aware of the dual nature of her designs, Ausra ascribed the abbreviation "aka," "Also Known As" to describe her works. "aka jewelllery" is a studio brand based on two concepts: - structure (the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex) and functionality (the quality of being suited to serve a purpose well) which combine to create minimal aesthetic forms. The result is an immaculate, non-iterative design that functions as a body adornment and as an object when not worn, like a small architectural sculpture. Each aka design hand crafted in studio in Brooklyn, NY, not from a mold or mass produced but also quality pieces made for years of wear.













Monday, January 21, 2019

MY NECK ROUTINE

My routine for the neck:
Morning: Shiseido Concentrated Neck Contour Treatment - A concentrated, age-defense retexturizing cream specially designed to support the unique needs of the neck and décolletage area. Restores a feeling of firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creases for a deeply nourished, silky-smooth look. I take up a small amount of cream on fingertips, starting from the center of the neck and moving outward, I apply to skin with a circular motion.
Night: Neostrata triple firming neck cream - This antiaging neck cream is formulated with three clinically proven ingredients, each with a unique action to deliver optimal lifting and firming. Pro-Amino Acid helps target collagen in the skin, while NeoCitriate® and NeoGlucosamine help target collagen. This trio of state-of-the-art actives works together to plump, build volume and firm sagging skin. NeoGlucosamine is also a gentle exfoliant that helps reduce the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots that often appear in the décolletage. This potent cream is fortified with Apple Stem Cell Extract to help protect the longevity of skin’s essential cells, helping your skin to behave like younger skin. The texture of this cream is light, but you can feel that it really hydrates. I use it every night and I’ve noticed a difference already!
Once a week: Neck& Chin Lift by Dr.Jart+ - Helastic hydrogel patch helps the skin appear lifted and tightened while the dots on the patch apply pressure for a better feel and enhance the delivery of the concentrated ingredients. The mask can be awkward as the holes for the ears might not actually reach your ears and the lower neck portion can flap around vs. stick to your skin, so I recommend lying down flat for the 30 minutes.



Shiseido Concentrated Neck Contour Treatmen €55

Neostrata triple firming neck cream €57


A simple exercise to strengthen the neck muscles: fix the hands at the base of the neck and open and close the mouth raising the jaw as much as possible. Repeat the movement for one minute.
3 simple ingredients for a DIY Neck Mask: Take one tablespoon of warm honey in a bowl and mix it with one egg yolk and one tablespoon of olive oil. Blend all ingredients until very smooth and very thick cream texture. Apply the natural skin tightening face mask all over your neck and décolletage. After about ten minutes, take the mask off and rinse.

Friday, January 18, 2019

NEW DESIGNERS:ANDY HO

Andy Ho was born in Hong Kong, upon graduation from HK Polytechnic University, he won Young Talent Fashion Award, Windsor Award, Koo's Scholarship, and Creativity Award. Andy's propensity towards art came early in life when his family ran Chinese arts and carving business. He endeavours to create a unique aesthetics of his own signature through interweaving art element of different cultures. Having worked for years in British company as Chief fashion designer and European company as Design and Marketing Consultancy being a bridge between Europe and China, Andy develops a strong commercial eye along with creativity. He decided to launch his designer label “Andy Ho. Twice a year, Andy Ho launches his new collection in the prime location of Paris – Carrousel Du Louvre during Paris Fashion Week.

NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE XVIIIC

MAGIC FLUTE OF BLACKFOREST

EXOTIC BIRDS

Thursday, January 17, 2019

3 GIOVANI ARTISTI ALLA GAMeC DI BERGAMO

La galleria d'Arte moderna e contemporanea  GAMeC di Bergamo inaugura oggi con tre giovani artisti: Oscar Giaconia, Jacopo Milani e Valentina Gervasoni.I progetti, a cura di Sara Fumagalli e Valentina Gervasoni, confermano l’attenzione che la GAMeC riserva da sempre ad artisti e curatori delle nuove generazioni, creando opportunità espositive e occasioni di approfondimento del loro lavoro.
OSCAR GIACONIA - HOYSTERIA: L'assonanza concettuale e fonetica che accomuna le parole "osteria", "ostrica" e "isteria" produce un titolo intraducibile, un equivoco linguistico, una disfunzione di senso incarnata dalle figure che abitano l’esposizione: locandieri, falsari, vecchi nostromi, sentinelle, spettri e mostri sono i soggetti che popolano lo Spazio Zero della GAMeC, e che mettono in scena una degenerazione contemporanea della pittura di genere. La maniacalità linguistica di Giaconia si esprime attraverso l’uso di materiali eterogenei come silicone, vulcanite, nylon, gomma di neoprene, salpa, elastomeri, rivelando l’accanimento e l’ostinazione empirica della sua ricerca e della sua pratica pittorica.

JACOPO MILANI (Firenze, 1979), è presente con due opere video che rielaborano le tematiche trattate nel film Teorema di Pier Paolo Pasolini: in Deserto (2017) un corpo enigmatico, lunghe unghie laccate di rosso, una nuova lingua dei segni, una voce, un testo, danza e fotografia sono gli elementi che danno vita a una fitta trama di stimoli in cui linguaggio verbale e visivo si intrecciano al lessico sensoriale e sensuale. TEOREMA TEOREMA TEOREMA (2018), appositamente prodotto in collaborazione con la GAMeC per questa edizione, rappresenta invece l’ideale sviluppo di Deserto e ha come protagonista il performer parigino Matyouz – danzatore, Master of Ceremony e commentatore dei più importanti Vogue Contests in Europa.

 DRIANT ZENELI - WHEN DREAMS BECOME NECESSITY costituisce una riflessione sul fallimento, inteso non come fine ma come opportunità per immaginare sentieri ancora inesplorati e accogliere lo stimolo di nuove sfide. I tre video documentano altrettante azioni performative svolte dall’artista: un salto nel vuoto, un volo con il parapendio e un lancio agganciato a una teleferica, a tutta velocità. In tutti i casi, Zeneli cerca di realizzare tre desideri, tre sogni verosimilmente impossibili da concretizzare, che implicano un certo grado di pericolosità e coraggio. La modalità stessa di ripresa, con la camera a mano, contribuisce a creare una dimensione immersiva, a dare la sensazione di essere presenti, fisicamente, accanto all’artista nel momento in cui si accinge a compiere le sue azioni.

Oscar Giaconia

Oscar Giaconia

Oscar Giaconia

Oscar Giaconia

Jacopo Milani

Jacopo Milani

Driant Zeneli

Driant Zeneli

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