Maison Dauphin: sleek contemporary jewelry

Maison Dauphin is a newcomer in the jewelry world. Young designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld has launched her first collection during the last Paris fashion week this year and has charmed everyone : her first line is of 21 pieces with a search for volumes and structure with the most delicate pure lines in rose, yellow, white, and black gold, all setted with fine diamonds. Simply stunning!

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Vincenzo De Cotiis: inspirational architecture

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Among today’s most celebrated architects my 2 very favorites are Zahia Hahid and Vincenzo De Cotiis. De Cotiis, the Milanese designer trained at the Milan Poly­tech­nic has an incredible eye for matching the most luxurious textures and abrupt materials. His pure forms and lines are exalted by the use of warm faded tone of patina gold. De Cotiis works with numerous recycled materials such as wood, fibre­glass, resin, leather, brass and iron which brings to true visual and tac­tile expe­ri­ences. His aesthetics and architectural works is to my opinion a form of contemporary art.

Below is a glimpse at his versatile work both from private and public commands:

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Cristina Ortiz jewelry

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“Jewelry is not an accessory but rather the secret extension of our essence, it caresses our body becoming a part of who we are.” These words sums up perfectly the aesthetics and vision of jewelry designer Cristina Ortiz whose collection is a condensate of graceful, pure lines with a more edgy, darker side whether you wear them in yellow gold and white diamonds or in black diamonds…

I particularly fall for the gorgeous earrings!

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Vogue Australia April 2014: Abbey-Lee Kershaw

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Australian model Abbey-Lee Kershaw is shot by Gilles Bensimon for Vogue Australia april 2014 issue. The idyllic sunny beachy setting and the fresh, wind-swept sun kissed look goes marvellousely with the virginal, ingenue white dresses from Rochas, Stella McCartney worn by the lovely model.

Styled by Christine Centenera. Make up by Kellie Stratton

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Solange Knowles for Harper’s Bazaar

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Solange Knowles – the younger sister of Beyonce – is looking gorgeous in Harper’s Bazaar’s april issue. She is wearing this season’s most beautiful candy color prints from Chanel to Moschino.

Styled by Joanna Hillman and shot by Julia Noni. Photo credits Harpers Bazaar.

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Robert Mapplethorpe and Papier Glacé – 2 unmissable photography exhibitions in Paris

Papier Glacé at Palais Galliera, Paris  March 1st-May 25th

The Palais Galliera in Paris is hosting from March 1 to May 25 the exhibition "Coming into fashion/ Papier Glacé" celebrating a century of fashion photography. The show is gathering works from almost 80 of the world’s most celebrated artists who contributed to the Condé Nast fashion bible: Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Irving Penn. Puis, à partir des années 1950, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin …

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Edward Steichen 1923

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Robert Mapplethorpe at the Grand Palais, Paris. 26 March-13 July 2014

Not to be missed either is a tribute to NYC photograph Robert Mapplethorpe at the Grand Palais. The self-taught artist who prematurely died of AIDS in 1989 was major figure of the artsy New York scene of the 1970s and 1980s. His work was mostly articulated around black and white portraits, nudes or still-life and has often been tagged scandalous for being openly provocative yet highy stylised. The exhibition shows about 200 photos which celebrate Mapplethorpe’s obvious talent for classical compositions in which his nudes and highy erotic-charged pictures seems to reach an for aesthetic perfection.

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