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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

For fall 2012 Gareth Pugh took the term “man eater” to the next level. Set on a stage of black fabric discs fallen from the ceiling to resemble the debris on the ground of a post-apocalyptic Amazonian village, Pugh’s models were fearless cannibals, satiated by male flesh.

Have you ever seen a color and it just takes your breath away? This is exactly what happened when I saw the colors from Senna Cosmetic’s new Velvet Lipstick line. These colors are seriously something special and they feel like magic when applied.

The French-Italian model-and-actress doesn’t need to wear a lot of make-up to feel comfortable in her own skin.

Our friends over at FACTORY311 had recently wrapped a photo shoot with Jon Kortajarena for Elle Vietnam and we got the first glimpse.

Creating clothes for the femme fatale in everyone woman is the what Lithuanian designer Milda Cergelyte under the fashion line MIMI.C is always aiming for. “My label is for fashion aware people with intelligence,“ adds Milda, at the moment creating fashion in London.

I read about an amazing new camera created from the award winning thesis of a Stanford University supergeek. A photographer who was testing an early prototype compared the resolution to his other point and shoot cameras, but the Lytro was something that never needed to be focused.

At first glance, Christopher Bailey’s latest resort collection for Burberry Prorsum is something of a head-scratcher. For some time Bailey has been employing his arsenal of motifs, exploring everything from the artisanal to experimenting with fabric technology for breaking new grounds of inspiration.

The fashion designer is adding to her brand with the line of spectacles, which she will be seen in from now on. Victoria has created the collection in collaboration with Cutler & Gross and it includes six different sets of frames.

Jennifer Avello shoots a series of dynamic studio-based photographs starring McKey Sullivan. Styling by Marta Cebrat-Czernik and hair and make-up by Andrea C Samuels.

Roberto Cavalli and Marcolin present a Special Edition Sunglasses Collection for the Fall/Winter 2012-13 women’s fashion show.

The new host of House of Style will be revealed at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. The show’s shooting schedule coincides with New York Fashion Week, but will debut officially on October 9.

Metallica has announced that is “has decided to go old school” and will release its current digital EP, Beyond Magnetic, on CD worldwide at retail on January 30th and on January 31st in North America.

Living life as a model in the bustling metropolis of New York City isn’t half bad. We had the opportunity to sit down with a rising star in the industry.

There are watches, and then there are watches. Unless you’re from the planet Zog, you’d probably agree that the new “Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges” by Girard-Perregaux falls into the latter category.

The Chanel frontman has discussed the special connection he has with his cat Choupette. Karl is surprised by how much he adores his precious kitty and admits there is no room in his heart for anyone else.

What has happened to Dolce & Gabbana? They’re officially gridlocked in a campy nostalgia, in a kitschy bucolic loop that looks to be inescapable. A year ago they hit upon something big, a special way of doing things. You can pick out the same notes in last Spring’s show, to last Fall’s foray to this latest collection for Spring ’13.

The Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Program will resume in April with Words in the World, a series of performances and programs that generate a “live” response to the possibilities opened by the relationship between performance and language.

Raf Simons’ debut couture collection for Christian Dior drew a designer crowd including Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace.

The Givenchy creative director has been at the helm at one of the world’s most respected fashion labels since 2005. He has previously joked that he has single-handedly changed the fortune of the company, but little about his character is known.

Veteran model Cameron Russell did something quite refreshing, and almost unheard of, during her ten-minute talk at the TEDxMidAtlantic: BE FEARLESS event: she told the truth and gave honest answers to the questions she is most frequently asked.

The collection of images were photographed by Sabine Zschaubitz and styled by Nicole Mahrenholz. The whole series of photographs carry a clear narrative, shot on location, Zur Gruenen Aue.

Danny De Munter, a Belgian architect specialized in high-end interior design and restoration, and Wim Gyselinck, have been designated to build the new city palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce the opening of the first Armani/Casa store in Miami, at 10 N.E. 39th Street in the Design District. Opening April 11, 2012 this is the third Armani/Casa store in the United States.

From December 1, 2012, through March 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, featuring work by three photographers that illuminates a rich and diverse photographic tradition as well as a vital, difficult, and contested period in the history of South Africa.

Using forward-looking technology to look back on a phenomenal year, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents Story of a Year, a newly designed iPad app that documents and celebrates the 2011 fiscal year at the museum.