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Haute Harajuku

Haute Harajuku

Bustling, vibrant, endlessly imaginative and completely electric, there is little doubt why Harajuku is not only one of Tokyo’s most famous areas but one of the most recognised fashion destinations in the world!

Net-a-Porter To Launch Chic Outlet Site: theOutnet.com

Net-a-Porter To Launch Chic Outlet Site: theOutnet.com

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009 | No Comments

What do you get when you cross Bluefly with Net-a-Porter? Why, a chic new outlet site of course!

Marc Jacobs’ Right-Hand Woman Unwinds in Style Post Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs’ Right-Hand Woman Unwinds in Style Post Fashion Week

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009 | No Comments
Farrow & Ball wallpaper and a chair in Elanbach fabric feature in Jane Whitfield’s French country home.

 

After Paris Fashion Week, everyone involved needs a much deserved rest. While Marc and Lorenzo are living it up on vaction in Brazil, Jane Whitfield, Jacobs’ right-hand woman at Vuitton, relaxes in her quaintly chic country home near Versailles.

Hermès NYC Sample Sale Underway

Hermès NYC Sample Sale Underway

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 | No Comments

 

Madness at the Scarf Bar

Recession got you down? Head to the fabled Hermès sample sale for a pick-me-up — underway right now at the Metropolitan Pavilion (123 W 18th St, between 6th & 7th Ave, Manhattan) until Sunday March 29.

Artist Destroys $12,000 of Louis Vuitton Bags for Sculpture

Posted by on Mar 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

A section of the "Crucifix" sculpture by R. Lloyd Ming

New York, NY, March 19, 2009 — As part of his latest exhibit entitle “I Am Not Chinese”, R. Lloyd Ming has incorporated twelve Monogram Alma bags from Louis Vuitton in a unique way — they have all been cut in half for a sculpture he calls “Crucifix”. The bags were purchased at a Manhattan Louis Vuitton store over the Christmas 2008 season by one of the artist’s assistants for a cost totaling more than $12,000.

Ming’s show is a study of the relationship between China and America focusing on issues such as censorship, capitalism under a communist regime, human rights and trade imbalance. As the title of his show suggests Ming is not Chinese, despite his surname, and has never been to China. Rather he was born in New York in 1966 and raised in Bermuda.

From Ming:

Crucifix is a commentary on the new wealth and materialism that has been created in China. However it can also refer to America and many other societies where materialism is rampant. As a result of China’s capitalist revolution the ranks of the rich and middle class in China is growing. However, capitalism often produces a culture of insecurity, were people can only find a sense of self worth or salvation through possessions and materialism.”

Ming frequently works with found objects incorporating them into mixed media pieces and is notably influenced by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg.

I Am Not Chinese runs until April 3, 2009 at 5 West 74th Street Studio C. New York NY, 10023, and is by appointment only. Telephone (212) 362-3093. For more information on R. Lloyd Ming visit www.r-lloyd-ming.com.

Source: PR.com

Making of Longchamp Spring Summer 2009 Campaign

Making of Longchamp Spring Summer 2009 Campaign

Posted by on Mar 20, 2009 | No Comments

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot have done it again with another fantastic campaign for Longchamp, shot in Los Angeles with models Kate Moss and Sasha Pivovarova.