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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

Parra’s witty, often raunchy work captures attention with its vibrant color, curvaceous lines, and eccentric, distinctive imagery. The largely self-taught artist began his illustration and design career drawing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam in the 1990s;

A chic accessory does not go unnoticed during the fervor of Fashion Week. Street style photographer Roza Sinaysky has gone to the streets to document outstanding moments of handbag history.

Regina Spektor will release her highly anticipated new studio album ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ on May 28th on Sire / Warner Bros. Records. The album reunites Spektor with production partner Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre) and is her first album of new material since 2009’s ‘far’.

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.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have really locked in on the princess dream dress at Valentino. There’s something regal about their clothes. Their diffusion line Red Valentino still fits into the princess motif, but this girl is all good times and frivolity.

From February 16 through June 2, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present Lebbeus Woods, Architect, bringing together 75 works from the past 35 years by one of the most influential architects working in the field.

There are a few dates every year that make-up artists everywhere anticipate.

This fashion editorial, titled “Shades of Pastel” was photographed by Leoni-Blue. The images are especially striking, and work perfectly together as a set through the use of color.

Alber Elbaz‘s grip and understanding of Lanvin‘s legacy has been so thorough it’s hard to imagine a time when he was not creative director of the house. He’s truly captured the moment. See the entire Pre Fall 2012 collection right here.

A fragrance bottle is not just a bottle, it is a piece of art. Something to be respected and treated delicately. It is the first and only most visual impression in a scent-directed industry.

After winning the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear and delivering on that promise with a Fall collection that landed right at the tippy tops of most editors’ best of the season lists, one could only guess that being Joseph Altuzarra these days comes with pressure most mortals would crumble under.

After ten years in the business, Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright continue to hold on to a wise and seemingly simple credo: Cool Believability.

The creative director of the French label has spent a long time making its debut scent Dahlia Noir. The dark and mysterious fragrance is perfect for Fall/Winter 12, when gothic looks are going to be big business.

The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are always very telling of what Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere has in store for his big ready-to-wear collections.

Sex has been on the Wu docket for years, but never through a prism as sexually emblematic as that of Newton.

Carefully situated on the edge of a vineyard, this rural residence engages its surroundings in establishing a frame of reference for one’s experience of the site.

It hasn’t been that long since we last featured Neringa Rekasiut, that was during an interview our Arts & Culture Editor Julija Kaselyte had hosted back in June of 2012 which now seems forever ago.

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.

The well-established designer is the patron of the Designer of Tomorrow award that encourages and guides young creatives. Marc sees his role as a mentor, someone who offers expertise and assistance, rather than as a critic of their work.

Fashion stars including Franca Sozzani and Stefano Gabbana have paid tribute to the late star Anna Piaggi.

Louis Vuitton’s latest collaborator artist Yayoi Kusama is happy that the label “appreciates” her art.

Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim presents the first specially commissioned installation to be unveiled in The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new galleries permanently dedicated to performance and film. The exhibition is supported by Sotheby’s and runs from 18 July to 28 October.

The model has created a line of clothing for British retailer Marks & Spencer. Among the pieces she has created are jeans which sit higher than most others, which have been a huge hit with her fans.

Doutzen Kroes is still amazed that she gets booked for high fashion jobs as she didn’t become interested in fashion until her late teens. She has discussed her biggest career highlights so far.

The PR guru has joined the panel of the reality TV show, which aims to find the next big fashion star. She is known for being outspoken on previous programs The Hills, The City and Kell On Earth and has kept her persona the same this time around.