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Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

Bastille Metal Works, a premier manufacturer of custom cast zinc and pewter counter tops, range hoods, and furnishings, have created an ornately unique table inspired by the Telfair Museum of Art, the South’s first public art museum.

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.

Hair was tucked and pinned loosely into a faux 1930’s bob delicately waving around the jaw line. One could almost envision the young Duras captured in time, beautiful and fresh, gracefully pushing a curl aside.

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

To say that today’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show was possibly the most anticipated fashion moment of the past decade is probably no hyperbole.

Raf Simons is reportedly planning to stage two shows during the upcoming Couture Fashion Week.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have had lots on their collective plate as of late (namely, the opening of their New York City flagship store uptown with another downtown location following suit right after), and yet, a heavy workload has never been known to stifle the creative juices that flow from the powerful Proenza Schouler duo – that is, until this latest resort collection.

In the world of fashion, model and actress Olivia Palermo rarely puts a wrong foot. And in the below pictorial spread, the American-born beauty continues her stylish ways, showcasing exquisite selections by fine jewelry maker, Carrera y Carrera.

An editorial collaboration between Stylenoir and photographers Merry P and Daniel Lehenbauer, focussed around the ideas of lust, hunger and strength of passion.

The designer had to put his line Mr on hold because of the impact it had on his ego. As his development of clothes for men is not a priority now, Roland has been busy working on his footwear debut as creative director of Robert Clergerie and creating on an exciting new handbag line.

It’s not surprising that various art forms excite us more than ordinary office jobs. This is why Alejandro Medina traded in a finance specialist job for a career in music. He wanted to make sure that he was capable of creating music and developing a sound of his own. He met his goal, becoming the solo artist best known as Lexo The Great.

Beads of sweat ran rampant in that story, based in Vietnam, and Cibani has always been something of a merry wanderer herself

The Make Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) London 2012 is always a highlight of any make up artist’s year. A time to discover new products, meet like-minded people, and watch demos by some of the world’s top industry professionals.

The iconic Gucci bit loafer is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and it was beautifully honored in each look of Frida Giannini’s latest menswear collection.

The Saguaro Palm Springs, Joie de Vivre’s new, colorful 249- room boutique hotel property.

The queen of New York Fashion Week made a shock decision to leave her post at global fashion management company IMG to branch out on her own.

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned work—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions.

Comme des Garçcons founder Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market will be crossing the pond to New York City to scoop up brands like Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Saint Laurent in December 2013.

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium’s relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and post-Conceptual art—and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

Dsquared2 designer Dean and Dan Caten think they are successful because their clothes are wearable.

Hypnotic runway fashion film by Director Trevor Undi, showcasing the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection.

In many ways it was a classic Marc Jacobs kind of evening. He served a collection with a big point of view, a bombastic production, a little show tunes sensibility sprinkling, maniacal styling and a hodgepodge of themes and ideas that never get so tangled up that you can’t discern one element from the other.

Those breezy, flouncy layers of silk-organza were probably the most obvious affirmation that the House of Christian Dior – with or without John Galliano’s vision–will thrive on, effortlessly.

Amusement and disgust intermingle in her work with the cumulative effect something like a handcrafted Theater of Cruelty, put on in a suburban backyard, by a girl who most of the kids aren’t allowed to play with.

Iconoclasm and recalcitrance have always been staple tenets of the male Simons mode. First look out, those motifs weren’t announced so much by the tangled gutter punk hair, but by those parallel slits that hit way above the knee on a pair of black tailored shorts.