How darling are Charlotte Olympia‘s new Zodiac flats? They are a perfect Birthday treat for your self or your friends. Your star sign will never go out of style, so these have excellent fashion-mileage, too.
British born Charlotte Dellal is the creative genius behind this playful shoe brand. After launching in 2006, it’s now one of the hottest shoe brands around thanks to her trademark Dolly platforms. Many celebrities are being spotted wearing Charlotte’s shoes, making them even more desirable.
GISELE BUNDCHEN, who is one of my favourite Models, wants more fashion photographers to adopt a more natural look when shooting for advertising campaigns – urging them to embrace imperfections and steer away from over retouching the images. As the world’s most powerful supermodel, the 32-year-old has starred in countless high-fashion campaigns – including, most recently one for BLK DNM.
The Brazilian-born beauty worked closely with the brand’s creative director, Johan Lindeberg, on the shoot, who photographed her himself and praised his relaxed technique. Lindberg persuaded Bundchen to go without make-up or hair styling for the photographs (the full results of which are yet to be unveiled), and the whole shoot took just two hours.
“I loved his approach because I feel like women should be really real and raw and it doesn’t really happen anymore. I love that feeling of, you know, we are women – we are so different. Our imperfections are what makes us unique and beautiful. He gets that. He’s not trying to retouch you or put a pretty light on you. He’s not like, ‘You’ve got to look a certain way.’ He’s like, ‘You are you.'”
To my opinion Gisele is perfect as it is, even without make-up and professionally done hair she looks amazing.
The mother of two has also previously starred in campaigns for Givenchy, Versace, H&M, Chanel and Balenciaga, to name a few. She recently made Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women – the only model to do so – and alongside husband Tom Brady, who is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots, are one of the world’s richest celebrity couples, second only to Beyonce and Jay-Z.
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The Clockhouse Cafe in Moscow has come up with a revolutionary idea for time-rich cafe lovers-instead of being charged for food and drink, you pay for the time you spend there. On arrival, the costumer’s name and the time of entry is written on a piece of paper behind the counter, then they are giving an antique clock to take to their table. Costumers can then sit back and enjoy as much coffee, tea, toast and pastries as they like. The cost is 120 rubles per hour (￡2.50), with 480 rubles for the maximum charge.
It has been a huge hit in Moscow and owner Ivan Meetin hopes to open a London branch soon.
Unlimited coffee and pastries, yes sure, please. I am in!!!!
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What do you normally do with pictures that are out of focus. Well, you probably just delete them. Not in this case. There has been a frenzy over the 15 years old chimpanzee called “Mikki” and his take on the photography.
Mikki was trained to take photos by contemporary artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid after they discovered the primate at the Moscow Circus. He was encouraged to take pictures with a Polaroid before he switched to an analogue camera and then began to use an antique one.
His blurred interpretation of the city’s Red Square are to form part of an exhibition called Our Moscow Through The Eyes Of Mikki.
Collectors are expected to go bananas when they are auctioned by Sotheby’s for between £50,000 to £70,000. The auction house’s curator of contemporary art, Suad Garayeva, said it was surprising for the artists to see Mikki taking the pictures as he could clearly see the resemblance to what was in front of him.
The images are part of a larger collection by Komar and Melamid called Collaboration With Animals and which questions human superiority.
The project started in 1978 with a drawing by a dog and carried on into the 1990s with paintings created with elephants.
The Sotheby’s auction takes place in London on June 5.
If you so happen to live or be in London between June 17th and 23, 2013, come and join experience at the photography exhibition. The Tabernacle in Notting Hill presents – A Photography Exhibition called The Escape, starts next month, for only one week, so don’t miss out. There are some people you meet that just exude an enthusiasm for their craft that goes above and beyond ‘work’ and Philippa and Charlotte are two such people.” – Chelsea Davine, artist and founder of The Shed Photography. Sixty stunning (and they really are) new photographic works from breakthrough photographers Charlotte Fielding & Philippa Gedge will be on display. The images evoke holidays and time frittered away (in the best sense) and will be a relaxing afternoon activity to enjoy. Each image has been chosen due to their representation and link to some form of Escape, whatever it may be. Whether it be escaping the rain, escaping the city, or finding escapism in your dreams, the exhibition will take you on a journey that allows you to escape from your daily life, if just for a while. Address: The Tablernacle, 35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY. Dates: 17 – 23 June 2013. 10am-6pm daily.
Simon Green, also known by the stage name Bonobo, has been producing his own DJ style since 1999. His music is heavy mixture of hip hop, weighty jazz, broken beats, Latin, funk, and soul, with the occasional cheeky bit of psyche rock and drum and bass thrown in the mixture. His break through came in 1999, in Brighton, England, with the track on Tru Thoughts Recordings “When Shapes Join Together”
Bonobo has released 5 studio albums, recent one titled “The North Borders” came out on 1st of April 2013.
While mostly touring solo, and performing DJ sets, in 2004 Bonobo opted to follow the growing trend amongst electronic acts of playing with a full band. The band plays live renditions of studio material, with a singer, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, string section, electronics, and drummer. Simon Green mainly plays bass guitar, and leads the band from the middle.