Sir Paul Smith talks to GCN about his love of cycling from a very young age and how fashion and cycling go together.
The designer has been a cycling fanatic from as soon as he got a road bike, and has followed the sport ever since. This year he has designed the famous Maglia Rosa for the Giro d’Italia, taking a very ‘pop art’ approach to the colours, while ensuring the jersey is respected and sponsors are happy.
Since 1931, the leader of the general classification is identified by a pink jersey (Italian:maglia rosa!) . The color pink was chosen because La Gazzetta dello Sport, the sports newspaper that created the Giro, was printed on pink paper.
From Saturday 16th March to Sunday 14th April, the House of Dior joined forces with Harrods to launch a luxury-charged adventure combining French Savoir Faire and British charm. So Harrods’ Fourth Floor hosted the ultimate Dior experience with an exhibition featuring nine dazzling Dior highlights. Beautifully arranged windows with petite versions of London’s top tourist spots like Big Ben and the “London Eye” that have all been given a Dior “touch”! We just loved it!
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Greeks, especially those who live in Athens had the chance to see the most beautiful love story on stage. The National Opera presented Romeo & Juliet, a ballet directed by Renato Janelle. The première was scheduled for April 5 and for 3 live performances at the Athens Concert Hall. The choreography was designed by Renato Janelle, musical direction by Lucas Karitinos, costumes by Celia Kritharioti .
Portraits of Elegance had the chance to speak with Celia Kritharioti and her team and present us their concept, inspiration and other thoughts about the ballet and the design of the costumes :
” When it comes to materials and forms, they were carefully selected as it was imperative, apart from the aesthetic result, the dancer’s comfort in movement. Silk is the basic material of the costumes, as well as ” tougher” materials, such as taffeta. The glittering of the semi gems and the bright colours were the elements used in order for the clothes to “write” under the strong lights. Every creation on Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture is created with “mulage” , thus the designer owns the absolute control.”
The team also admits that ” There were several rehearsals so that every single dancer would perfectly fit in his/ her outfit in accordance with the director’s guideline and the designer’s concept. The aim was the dancers to feel more free so that the audience enjoys an aesthetically visual delight.Inspiration is the longest love story of all times, as it was illustrated through the eyes of the director and choreographer, Renato Janelle : classic with up to date touches .”
photos courtesy by celiakritharioti.gr & https://www.facebook.com/celiakritharioti
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Philippe Ramette, born in 1961 in Auxerre, France, is a conceptual artist mostly known of a series of gravity-defying photographs that show him in seemingly impossible poses. How on earth does he do this? Definitely not digitally!
Mostly he gets himself on stage in his black suit and he composes a picture of a landscape that will be part of something extravagant and visually stunning. Thanks to his photographer Marc Domage, the outcome is very realistic. And what is the secret?
Both Ramette and Domage, created a support hidden inside the clothing and encored into whatever they were shooting on, and at the same time the camera was tilted. See for yourselves!
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source : Wikipedia
Some people have said that Hotel Cheval Blanc is the ultimate ski resort. Situated in the center of Courchevel 1850 the Resort is built in harmony with its natural surroundings and it is only two hours away from the international airports of Geneva and Lyon. For those who want highly courated Alpine holidays, this chalet is a perfect destination.
As far as the rooms are concerned, Cheval Blanc comprises thirty-six rooms and suites including two newly created duplex suites and the Chalet, a truly private residence with direct access to the slopes. Every morning, the Ski Service team prepares each guest’s ski equipment directly on the ski slopes. All rooms are spacious, propose a living area and have a terrace or a balcony with breathtaking views. They all feature a separate dressing room, a large bathroom with bathtub and separate hammam-shower equipped with light therapy and independent toilets. Guest-focused technology provides a seamless experience and offers full iPad control of in-room facilities, including music, TV or mood lighting for our guests’ utmost comfort.
The resort is part of the Louis Vuitton Group (LVMH Hotel Management). Dior, Louis Vuitton and the most innovative ski brands are available at Cheval Blanc Courchevel.
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website : http://www.chevalblanc.com/courchevel/en
sources : here, http://courchevelandme.wordpress.com/hotels/, http://www.pure-courchevel.fr/annuaire-de-courchevel/hotel/hotel-cheval-blanc-courchevel-1850 , http://modellist-id.com/11112586/cheval-blanc-courchevel–ultimate-ski-resort.html , http://www.hoteletlodge.fr/hotelsphotos/le-cheval-blanc ,
The Miami Science Museum is an attraction in the city of Miami, Florida USA. The museum itself has the Space-Transit Planetarium, Weintraub Observatory and a wildlife center. More specifically it showcases these exhibits:
In March 2011, Miamian Phillip Frost donated $35 million for the construction of the new Miami Science Museum in Downtown Miami. Frost’s donation to the museum, is one of the largest donations to Miami’s cultural institutions. The museum broke ground in early 2012, and is planned to be completed by the end of 2015. However, the most striking aspect of the design, will be its 600,000 gallon aquarium, under which – if the renderings are to be believed–visitors will frolic in evening wear, sipping cocktails beneath the auspices of feeding sharks. Yes, sharks!
The video below virtually presents the new Patricia and Phillip Frost museum.
Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world.
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