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The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display

The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display. Must See: “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. For more then century, the remarkable history of Van Cleef & Arpels has been intertwined with the lives of many of the greatest personalities of our time. Each has enhanced the other and set the stage for the display of some of the grandest jewelry of out time.Going back to Van Cleef & Arpels' opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906 to the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York in 1939, the best-known and most beautiful women of the twentieth century have passed through the jeweler's fabulous doors.The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has amassed over 350 works from Van Cleef & Arpels, including jewels, timepieces and so much more. Many works were commissioned for American clientele as well as Royalty and Hollywood Royalty alike- such as H.S.M. Princess Grace of Monaco's Tiara, the Alhambra necklace, with it quatrefoil motif recalling Moorish architecture that is most identified with Grace Kelly; or the Manchette emerald bracelets, owned by Daisy Fellowes, the granddaughter of Isaac Singer of sewing-machine fame.

Published on February 18, 2011

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Sally Bass Wearable Art- Jewelry to Covet

I caught up with wearable art designer Sally Bass in Jackson Hole this summer and thought there is no time better for you to discover her amazing, unique one-of-a-kind jewelry than right now! Her bold and striking creations are perfect to gift yourself or to someone who has everything.Sally Bass jewelry is not for the fashionably shy. Many of the large-scale designs are so distinctive, or as she puts it –there are no ordinary production pieces here– that you you may also want to keep the jewelry on permanent display as a work of art for your home when you are not wearing them.

Published on December 13, 2010

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Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening

An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current FocusOnStyle.com. It is with great honor and praise that I share Richard Nahem's invitation with you. Please do not miss this exceptional event. –S.H.Vincent Gagliostro | (1)case | Galerie NeCI cordially invite you to the opening of my partner Vincent Gagliostro's new installation, Case, Thursday, October 21 from 6PM at Galerie NeC, 20 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais, 3d arr.

Published on October 18, 2010

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Wearable Art For Your Feet by Japanese Shoe Designer Tetsuya Uenobe

Back in my early club days one of my most coveted pair of shoes was a pair of Tokio Kumagai black suede pumps with funny, little whiskers jutting out all over.At a time when Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto were the must-have uniform for the downtown art set, Tokio Kumagai designs– particularly the shoes– were right in step. Often extraordinary and whimsical, the shoes shared the Japanese minimalist fashion aesthetic of the time that still looks modern. The most iconic being most a pair of mouse flats long before Marc Jacobs turned a rodent into a chic shoe.>> SHOP FOR CUTE FLATSUnfortunately Kumagai passed away at an early age and there really have not been that many designers to fill his shoes when it comes to slightly wacky, yet very wearable art for your feet, that happen to have an animal influence.Enter Tetsuya Uenobe.Uenobe takes it up a notch with pieces of art that you happen to be able to wear. I was able to interview the designer and ask a few questions about his craft.

Published on July 26, 2010

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Rick Owens Furniture As Art Still On View at Salon 94 with Pavane for a Dead Princess

Pavane for a Dead Princess, is Rick Owens’ first presentation of furniture design in the United StatesRick Owens’ design vision melds archaism with modernism, brutal beauty with uncompromising luxury, whether in his collectible cool chic clothes or sterling foray into home design.Inspiration not to be missed: In an Inspired by French composer Maurice Ravel’s composition for solo piano written in 1899 and presented by Salon 94 and Rudy Weissenberg, the centerpiece of the bedroom interior by Rick Owens is a towering Spanish alabaster headboard above a low-lying bed, a monumental composition that dominates the room.20th century icons, Le Corbusier, Luigi Moretti, and Donald Judd are referenced in Owens’ furniture design. His concept for a total domestic environment echoes those championed by Jean Michel Frank and Pierre Chareau.

Published on June 17, 2010

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Prettypretty Chairs are pretty wiggy

Hair chairs for your kookiest indulgences. If you have more wigs than Dolly Parton has gone through in a lifetime, you might just start to want to look at them as potential art rather than pile of beauty roadkill.I love to look at the obvious and see it in so many different and unique ways that nothing is ever expected, whether it be art or the way are inspired by the ordinary to make to extraordinary.Furniture designer Dejana Kabiljo of the Viennese design brand, Kabiljo Inc. sees and designs “objects for all of us with little fetishes, bad habits and compulsive actions.” The materials are carefully researched and subdued to a series of experimental processes until they fit into place.In this case, PrettyPretty experimental stools, poufs and chairs that are like pretty heads to sit and explore.READ: Dressed Chairs, fashion as furniture

Published on April 01, 2010

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Humor Chic

Humor Chic fashion satire blog by aleXsandro Palombo. It’s funny how the fashion flock can sometimes take themselves so seriously. Add some tongue-in-cheek insider observations and it’s Humor Chic!feature_articlealeXsandro Palombo (yes, the a is small, the X is a capital as is the P to represent the Latin symbols for Pax Christi) likes to think of himself as the father of fashion satire.He has just the right amount of wit and whimsy to poke a very manicured finger right back at the fashion industry and have them smile all the better for it with Humor Chic, the world’s first Daily Society Portrait blog.

Published on March 02, 2010

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Mr. Brainwash releases new print, portion of proceeds to benefit Haiti

“We are fans of Mr. Brainwash and his “Life is Beautiful” graffiti art and think this is a fabu time to bring Brainwash your interiors and help those in need.Plus, trust us, you will be ahead of the curve with your paint splattered, graffiti inspiration.Details:Mondriat is an eight-color, hand-finished, screen print, spray painted on archival art paper. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist; thumbprinted on the back.A portion of the proceeds of each print will be donated to the Red Cross for aid in Haiti.Available:Mr. Brainwash.com”

Published on January 20, 2010

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Fashion as Furniture: Dressed Chairs make your room as pretty as you

Interior designer Nata Janberidze of ROOMS in Tbilisi, Georgia found herself inspired by the beauty of her jacket placed on the back of a restaurant chair. “I looked at the chair and suddenly the idea came up to my mind, what if I dressed the chair?”Found beauty became conceptual fashion furniture with her conception of Dressed Chairs, beautifully clothed chairs. “To keep the space around you always warm and cozy somebody will come back to get the coat back,” the description goes.

Published on January 11, 2010

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Holiday fashion gifting and support one of your own

Inside Look: PJ Cobbs, fiber artist Read the words, get the goods Oh, everybody is a fashionista these days. But before there were “istas” there were fashion writers.Patricia Jacobs, aka PJ Cobbs, is a British-born fiber artist of hand-painted accessories for home and body who makes New York her home. However, you probably know her in her other life as a fashion reporter and travel-style writer.

Published on December 07, 2009

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