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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors
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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors

Art From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns. From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns.

Soho Roc House Mykonos
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Soho Roc House Mykonos

Travel Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.   Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.  

PRE-ORDER for our coming Fall & Winter issue is now available on BoutiqueMags.com
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PRE-ORDER for our coming Fall & Winter issue is now available on BoutiqueMags.com

Fashion We are excited to share a small preview of our coming Fall & Winter issue released in October. You can now pre-order it in the link in our bio. / Happy Birthday to one of our cover stars @josephinelangford photographed by @damon_baker and styled by @lisajarvis_stylist and editor-in-chief @timiletonja#NuméroNetherlands #PreOrder#NewIssue #ComingSoon      PRE-ORDER: https://boutiquemags.com/products/numero-netherlands-issue3?_pos=3&_sid=4125eab4b&_ss=r   We are excited to share a small preview of our coming Fall & Winter issue released in October. You can now pre-order it in the link in our bio. / Happy Birthday to one of our cover stars @josephinelangford photographed by @damon_baker and styled by @lisajarvis_stylist and editor-in-chief @timiletonja#NuméroNetherlands #PreOrder#NewIssue #ComingSoon      PRE-ORDER: https://boutiquemags.com/products/numero-netherlands-issue3?_pos=3&_sid=4125eab4b&_ss=r  

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Eres collaborates with Palorosa
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Eres collaborates with Palorosa

Fashion In order to create a statement basket for summer 2020, ERES have partnered with the unique luxury brand Palorosa. The essence of these two brands result in a similar approach: quality of workmanship and respect for tradition. These naturally graphic baskets inspired Marie-Paule Minchelli to create a line of architectural proportions using the emblematic ERES colours.     With a shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the essential Palorosa. baskets have been designed taking inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. These baskets are available in three different sizes, in a classic straw colour.   The Palorosa project is inspired by the city of Guatemala and the country's unique landscapes. Founded in 2014 by Cecilia Pirani, the project was born from a desire to rethink and reuse existing materials, and to use innovative colours and shapes, in close collaboration with local artisans.Each product is hand woven by incredible artisans in Guatemala, preserving quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques.   With the shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the exclusive Palorosa baskets have been designed, drawing inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. With a minimalist and block colour graphic design, the capsule collection highlights the craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics that have always characterised the creations of Palorosa.   In order to create a statement basket for summer 2020, ERES have partnered with the unique luxury brand Palorosa. The essence of these two brands result in a similar approach: quality of workmanship and respect for tradition. These naturally graphic baskets inspired Marie-Paule Minchelli to create a line of architectural proportions using the emblematic ERES colours.     With a shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the essential Palorosa. baskets have been designed taking inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. These baskets are available in three different sizes, in a classic straw colour.   The Palorosa project is inspired by the city of Guatemala and the country's unique landscapes. Founded in 2014 by Cecilia Pirani, the project was born from a desire to rethink and reuse existing materials, and to use innovative colours and shapes, in close collaboration with local artisans.Each product is hand woven by incredible artisans in Guatemala, preserving quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques.   With the shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the exclusive Palorosa baskets have been designed, drawing inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. With a minimalist and block colour graphic design, the capsule collection highlights the craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics that have always characterised the creations of Palorosa.  

At home with Casil McArthur
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At home with Casil McArthur

Culture At home with Casil McArthur, captured by Antonio Eugenio.       Who are you and what is your profession? I am Casil, a man who loves pretty things and who is trying to change what masculinity means to people. My profession is modeling, and as a trans man, I feel very lucky to be given this type of platform to be able to bring my world into the homes and sight of people who may not think too much on trans experience.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?  Obviously because photoshoots and runway shows always involve a lot of crew/people working close together to create something, I think the epidemic has effected the industry on every level.  It'll be a long time before things can go "back to normal" so the best thing fashion can do is be as innovative with its creative process as possible, video call and zoom shoots it is for now!      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? Being creative in quarantine is very easy with all the free time. I've spent my time drawing, writing songs and playing video games. But I do believe my fashion creativity has been lacking, for now I am okay with not focusing on outfits and style all the time.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that? I was in London when the travel ban was about to take place, luckily I got home before I ended up spending the duration of quarantine in a different country.  I had a few plans to travel for work this year which is no longer possible for an undetermined but probably very long amount of time, I think this coming fashion week in September won't play out as usual which is sad. But I'm excited to see how the industry handles these hurdles.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Nothing too special, I've finally gotten my skin to balance out so skin care has gotten super easy (I suffered from very bad cystic acne for a while due to hormone imbalances, I found out its not great too forget to take my testosterone for a month.... oops.) I wash my face every night before I go to sleep, and then I use pure vitamin E oil to keep my skin hydrated and to help with any lasting scarring and fine lines I massage my skin with small circles gently using my ring fingers. I spend maybe 15 minutes for my whole routine. I just ran put of this product, but I was using Elysian finishing treatment after the vitamin e oil and that left my skin incredible looking/feeling. I cant live without it, I have to get more!     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I learned how to hitch a car onto a towing trailer, to help my friend. Trial, error, and then FINALLY, YouTube! A good lesson for life!           Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume. I really miss being a barista and working at the cute coffee shop in my town. I love coffee and teas, I love creating drinks for people to enjoy. It's a relaxing job even on the most hectic of days and the constant flow of regular and new faces is always a joy.      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there? I haven't really thought of that, maybe on a road trip with friends? I've always wanted to see Zion national park, I hope I can go there soon one day.      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  Agostina by Puscifer, I just really really really love the guitar and bass towards the end. It gives me goosebumps. So good.  I don't really have a playlist because I don't use music apps. I like CDs, I prefer listening to full albums, my favorites are from Tool, all of their albums are episodic.        What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? I like to make a cup of tea and check my animal crossing in the morning(a very cute video game I love.) Before bed I like to watch what Trevor Noah and Markiplier have uploaded for the day on YT, then I do a meditation to help me sleep.       What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you? I don't really care for working out. I know that I should and I'll have to become serious with it as I get older but for now, I just like doing exercises that involve laying or sitting down on the floor. I've been walking a ton recently.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  I'm not sure I could name a single painting, I like tons of art but I never remember the names of them. I own a few prints of anthropomorphic goat paintings from an artist who is local to my state named Dusty Ray, I /LOVE/ their artwork. I also commissioned a goat art piece from @Jhuisk on Instagram, they're also local to Colorado and I'm so so so excited to meet with them to receive it once it's safe! ♡     What does Pride mean to you?  To uplift the amazing black and brown trans women of our community. We can't forget to thank who came before us, and why we even have pride to begin with.  There would be no pride without Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, we would have no pride without black trans women.  We have to make sure trans women of color are supported, protected, loved, hired, paid, encouraged, thanked, and that should be year round.      Tell us about your activism activities for the Trans community.  Right now my activism has been going to protests in my state for Black lives matter, fighting against police brutality, and racism. Black people are dying at a higher rate from covid and because of systemic racism many do not have the privilege to have been able to quarantine. These marches are more important than staying in quarantine especially when so many simply cannot do that even if they desperately need and want too. We all need to be focusing, and keep going to these protests.   In the words of my friends Jame and Camille.  "This doesn't end until our officials, recognize the grievances of a people and the potency of a moment to radically redress their communities. Too demand of our congress, our house, our nation, a full and comprehensive reparations program. Until they will demand Healthcare as a human right and cut its ties from one's market exploitation. Until they will guarantee dignity and the means to live to all of our citizens. Until they will do what they were put there to do and actualize what the only legitimate role of a government is: to secure the freedom of individuals within a collective to self determine their own lives and allow our finest human capacities to flourish."   We must not allow those who wish to see this moment pass, to hijack the now. We need to defund the police and I personally believe we must fight to abolish them. Abolish ICE, predatory social work, the military, and landlords.    Create autonomous zones. Keep marching.  At home with Casil McArthur, captured by Antonio Eugenio.       Who are you and what is your profession? I am Casil, a man who loves pretty things and who is trying to change what masculinity means to people. My profession is modeling, and as a trans man, I feel very lucky to be given this type of platform to be able to bring my world into the homes and sight of people who may not think too much on trans experience.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?  Obviously because photoshoots and runway shows always involve a lot of crew/people working close together to create something, I think the epidemic has effected the industry on every level.  It'll be a long time before things can go "back to normal" so the best thing fashion can do is be as innovative with its creative process as possible, video call and zoom shoots it is for now!      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? Being creative in quarantine is very easy with all the free time. I've spent my time drawing, writing songs and playing video games. But I do believe my fashion creativity has been lacking, for now I am okay with not focusing on outfits and style all the time.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that? I was in London when the travel ban was about to take place, luckily I got home before I ended up spending the duration of quarantine in a different country.  I had a few plans to travel for work this year which is no longer possible for an undetermined but probably very long amount of time, I think this coming fashion week in September won't play out as usual which is sad. But I'm excited to see how the industry handles these hurdles.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Nothing too special, I've finally gotten my skin to balance out so skin care has gotten super easy (I suffered from very bad cystic acne for a while due to hormone imbalances, I found out its not great too forget to take my testosterone for a month.... oops.) I wash my face every night before I go to sleep, and then I use pure vitamin E oil to keep my skin hydrated and to help with any lasting scarring and fine lines I massage my skin with small circles gently using my ring fingers. I spend maybe 15 minutes for my whole routine. I just ran put of this product, but I was using Elysian finishing treatment after the vitamin e oil and that left my skin incredible looking/feeling. I cant live without it, I have to get more!     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I learned how to hitch a car onto a towing trailer, to help my friend. Trial, error, and then FINALLY, YouTube! A good lesson for life!           Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume. I really miss being a barista and working at the cute coffee shop in my town. I love coffee and teas, I love creating drinks for people to enjoy. It's a relaxing job even on the most hectic of days and the constant flow of regular and new faces is always a joy.      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there? I haven't really thought of that, maybe on a road trip with friends? I've always wanted to see Zion national park, I hope I can go there soon one day.      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  Agostina by Puscifer, I just really really really love the guitar and bass towards the end. It gives me goosebumps. So good.  I don't really have a playlist because I don't use music apps. I like CDs, I prefer listening to full albums, my favorites are from Tool, all of their albums are episodic.        What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? I like to make a cup of tea and check my animal crossing in the morning(a very cute video game I love.) Before bed I like to watch what Trevor Noah and Markiplier have uploaded for the day on YT, then I do a meditation to help me sleep.       What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you? I don't really care for working out. I know that I should and I'll have to become serious with it as I get older but for now, I just like doing exercises that involve laying or sitting down on the floor. I've been walking a ton recently.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  I'm not sure I could name a single painting, I like tons of art but I never remember the names of them. I own a few prints of anthropomorphic goat paintings from an artist who is local to my state named Dusty Ray, I /LOVE/ their artwork. I also commissioned a goat art piece from @Jhuisk on Instagram, they're also local to Colorado and I'm so so so excited to meet with them to receive it once it's safe! ♡     What does Pride mean to you?  To uplift the amazing black and brown trans women of our community. We can't forget to thank who came before us, and why we even have pride to begin with.  There would be no pride without Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, we would have no pride without black trans women.  We have to make sure trans women of color are supported, protected, loved, hired, paid, encouraged, thanked, and that should be year round.      Tell us about your activism activities for the Trans community.  Right now my activism has been going to protests in my state for Black lives matter, fighting against police brutality, and racism. Black people are dying at a higher rate from covid and because of systemic racism many do not have the privilege to have been able to quarantine. These marches are more important than staying in quarantine especially when so many simply cannot do that even if they desperately need and want too. We all need to be focusing, and keep going to these protests.   In the words of my friends Jame and Camille.  "This doesn't end until our officials, recognize the grievances of a people and the potency of a moment to radically redress their communities. Too demand of our congress, our house, our nation, a full and comprehensive reparations program. Until they will demand Healthcare as a human right and cut its ties from one's market exploitation. Until they will guarantee dignity and the means to live to all of our citizens. Until they will do what they were put there to do and actualize what the only legitimate role of a government is: to secure the freedom of individuals within a collective to self determine their own lives and allow our finest human capacities to flourish."   We must not allow those who wish to see this moment pass, to hijack the now. We need to defund the police and I personally believe we must fight to abolish them. Abolish ICE, predatory social work, the military, and landlords.    Create autonomous zones. Keep marching. 

Hiša Franko, Slovenia
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Hiša Franko, Slovenia

Food Alpine skiing prodigy and graduate of diplomacy, the spokesman of Slovenian gastronomy, Ana Roš is a self-taught cook. She met her business partner and ex life partner Valter Kramar while studying in Gorizia in northeastern Italy. His parents owned Hiša Franko, an already established restaurant near the Italian border, and the couple decided to take it over. He worked as a sommelier, she as a waitress, eventually stepping into the kitchen when the chef left. With help from Valter’s mother and a family friend she experimented with updating traditional recipes from the upper Soča valley and by 2010 had started gaining an international reputation, crowned Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and being the subject of an episode of Chef’s Table in 2017.  #38, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2019.   The restaurant just recently in June 2020 received two Michelin stars.   In 2017 you have received "The World's Best Female Chef award". What does this award mean to you? It means a lot. I am self-taught and come from a small country that not many people know has a quite a nice culinary tradition. To come where I am now took a lot of personal and business sacrifice. So acknowledgements like this prove that I am on the right path and keep pushing me, my family and the community around us forward. But – it did come as a big surprise. I was pretty silent for the first week. I find it a huge responsibility. It also gives me a platform to talk about certain issues in the restaurants and kitchens like sex balance, age balance and so on.     How did you get involved with cooking? I never attended culinary school. Instead, I was trained as a diplomat. My parents kept pushing me since early age and have invested a lot in my education. They always believed in me, that I was going to become “someone”. So I studied international relations (and was a really good skier, too). But then I fell in love with Valter, my husband, restaurant manager & head sommelier today. Valter's parents had a restaurant, Hiša Franko, he was working in service there and that's where we met. We travelled a lot, went to restaurants, winemakers, explored the world. This type of life and exploration appealed to me a lot. Discovering new countries, new places, I realized that living by the rules can feel very restrictive. It's freedom that defines you. The crucial moment came when Valter's father decided to retire and it was obvious that Valter was going to take over Hiša Franko. So I decided to risk all and work as a chef there. At that moment, I had the opportunity to work in diplomacy in Brussels. But I turned it down for Valter and for our relationship. In the kitchen, I knew how to make pasta but that didn't mean I knew how to cook. I taught everything they teach students in culinary school by talking to people who had the knowledge, by questioning what I do and myself. That's how everything started! The first few years were really hard but we pushed a lot, working and developing ourselves. Fifteen years later, I received and award for Best Female Chef, which obviously means that we did things right. Success doesn't come fast or cheap.     Any restaurant that impressed you at early age? Yes! Valter and I went to La Subida one day, just across the border from Slovenia in Italy. The cuisine there really inspired and opened my eyes. That's when I started experimenting at Hiša Franko, which brought me where I am today. There was a lot of hits and misses in the beginning but that's normal, too.       Explore the menu: https://www.hisafranko.com/en/menu   Alpine skiing prodigy and graduate of diplomacy, the spokesman of Slovenian gastronomy, Ana Roš is a self-taught cook. She met her business partner and ex life partner Valter Kramar while studying in Gorizia in northeastern Italy. His parents owned Hiša Franko, an already established restaurant near the Italian border, and the couple decided to take it over. He worked as a sommelier, she as a waitress, eventually stepping into the kitchen when the chef left. With help from Valter’s mother and a family friend she experimented with updating traditional recipes from the upper Soča valley and by 2010 had started gaining an international reputation, crowned Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and being the subject of an episode of Chef’s Table in 2017.  #38, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2019.   The restaurant just recently in June 2020 received two Michelin stars.   In 2017 you have received "The World's Best Female Chef award". What does this award mean to you? It means a lot. I am self-taught and come from a small country that not many people know has a quite a nice culinary tradition. To come where I am now took a lot of personal and business sacrifice. So acknowledgements like this prove that I am on the right path and keep pushing me, my family and the community around us forward. But – it did come as a big surprise. I was pretty silent for the first week. I find it a huge responsibility. It also gives me a platform to talk about certain issues in the restaurants and kitchens like sex balance, age balance and so on.     How did you get involved with cooking? I never attended culinary school. Instead, I was trained as a diplomat. My parents kept pushing me since early age and have invested a lot in my education. They always believed in me, that I was going to become “someone”. So I studied international relations (and was a really good skier, too). But then I fell in love with Valter, my husband, restaurant manager & head sommelier today. Valter's parents had a restaurant, Hiša Franko, he was working in service there and that's where we met. We travelled a lot, went to restaurants, winemakers, explored the world. This type of life and exploration appealed to me a lot. Discovering new countries, new places, I realized that living by the rules can feel very restrictive. It's freedom that defines you. The crucial moment came when Valter's father decided to retire and it was obvious that Valter was going to take over Hiša Franko. So I decided to risk all and work as a chef there. At that moment, I had the opportunity to work in diplomacy in Brussels. But I turned it down for Valter and for our relationship. In the kitchen, I knew how to make pasta but that didn't mean I knew how to cook. I taught everything they teach students in culinary school by talking to people who had the knowledge, by questioning what I do and myself. That's how everything started! The first few years were really hard but we pushed a lot, working and developing ourselves. Fifteen years later, I received and award for Best Female Chef, which obviously means that we did things right. Success doesn't come fast or cheap.     Any restaurant that impressed you at early age? Yes! Valter and I went to La Subida one day, just across the border from Slovenia in Italy. The cuisine there really inspired and opened my eyes. That's when I started experimenting at Hiša Franko, which brought me where I am today. There was a lot of hits and misses in the beginning but that's normal, too.       Explore the menu: https://www.hisafranko.com/en/menu  

Barcelona, Morocco & Saint Petersburg added to the Louis Vuitton travel book series
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Barcelona, Morocco & Saint Petersburg added to the Louis Vuitton travel book series

Travel THE LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK SERIES ADDS BARCELONA, MOROCCO, AND SAINT PETERSBURG TO ITS DESTINATIONS. IN SPRING 2020, LOUIS VUITTON LAUNCHES THREE NEW TITLES WITHIN ITS TRAVEL BOOK SERIES BY ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. THIS YEAR, FRENCH FIGURATIVE PAINTER MARC DESGRANDCHAMPS REVEALS THE LINES OF AN EVANESCENT BARCELONA, CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST MARCEL DZAMA MAKES MOROCCO VIBRANT WITH HIS BEWITCHING STROKE, AND AMERICAN FASHION ILLUSTRATOR KELLY BEEMAN INSTILLS FINESSE INTO A SAINT PETERSBURG FULL OF MOMENTUM.   The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.   Heirs of the Louis Vuitton Carnets de Voyage series, which for nearly twenty years captured the urban adventures of a few illustrators and watercolourists, the Travel Book offers a new, contemporary vision of travel, exploring both remote wildernesses and cities that never sleep. Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them. They confront an unfamiliar place with a viewpoint sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.   This vision of a place as a blank, unlined page inspires incisive commentaries that may be narrative, affectionate, satirical or picturesque. Going beyond the pictorial vocation of these travel journals, the series highlights the rich aesthetic horizons of art. The creative worlds on show are highly diverse: during their travels, these artists from various corners of the world were free to choose their mode of expression and communicated their views of other places through drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga. Some of the original works born from the journeys, whether gurative or more allusive, have been acquired by Louis Vuitton and will join the collection of contemporary art being put together by the company, enriching it with the diversity of viewpoints represented.   For each new title, a limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores. From May 2020, the new artists' video interviews are visible on louisvuitton.com and Louis Vuitton Youtube channel. Discover the rst Google Lens and Louis Vuitton collaboration in Icinori's Seoul Travel Book, a new way to bring this volume to life by connecting immersive digital content to the physical images on the pages. A veritable interactive travel experience. THE LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK SERIES ADDS BARCELONA, MOROCCO, AND SAINT PETERSBURG TO ITS DESTINATIONS. IN SPRING 2020, LOUIS VUITTON LAUNCHES THREE NEW TITLES WITHIN ITS TRAVEL BOOK SERIES BY ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. THIS YEAR, FRENCH FIGURATIVE PAINTER MARC DESGRANDCHAMPS REVEALS THE LINES OF AN EVANESCENT BARCELONA, CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST MARCEL DZAMA MAKES MOROCCO VIBRANT WITH HIS BEWITCHING STROKE, AND AMERICAN FASHION ILLUSTRATOR KELLY BEEMAN INSTILLS FINESSE INTO A SAINT PETERSBURG FULL OF MOMENTUM.   The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.   Heirs of the Louis Vuitton Carnets de Voyage series, which for nearly twenty years captured the urban adventures of a few illustrators and watercolourists, the Travel Book offers a new, contemporary vision of travel, exploring both remote wildernesses and cities that never sleep. Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them. They confront an unfamiliar place with a viewpoint sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.   This vision of a place as a blank, unlined page inspires incisive commentaries that may be narrative, affectionate, satirical or picturesque. Going beyond the pictorial vocation of these travel journals, the series highlights the rich aesthetic horizons of art. The creative worlds on show are highly diverse: during their travels, these artists from various corners of the world were free to choose their mode of expression and communicated their views of other places through drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga. Some of the original works born from the journeys, whether gurative or more allusive, have been acquired by Louis Vuitton and will join the collection of contemporary art being put together by the company, enriching it with the diversity of viewpoints represented.   For each new title, a limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores. From May 2020, the new artists' video interviews are visible on louisvuitton.com and Louis Vuitton Youtube channel. Discover the rst Google Lens and Louis Vuitton collaboration in Icinori's Seoul Travel Book, a new way to bring this volume to life by connecting immersive digital content to the physical images on the pages. A veritable interactive travel experience.

Soho House Amsterdam
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Soho House Amsterdam

Design Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com

FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi
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FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi

Culture FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi is the title of the streaming event that will be presented on June 20th, 2020, by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Maison FENDI. This unique event is a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Estate from The Four Seasons executed by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and star violinist Anna Tifu, who for the occasion will be dressed in three different FENDI Couture looks. Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, FENDI’s picturesque headquarters in Rome, will be the stage of the performance.     The project is the result of a collaboration between Accademia di Santa Cecilia and FENDI, two realities deeply bound to the city of Rome of which they are an expression of excellence and creativity at the highest levels. The idea of the performance comes from the desire to share with the community, after the pandemic, a positive message of rebirth through art, fashion and music. The symphonic music, whose peculiarity lies in the highest quality of sound, finds for the first time its iconographic expression through FENDI’s Couture dresses which visually personify the narrative of Estate. The performance will be celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, symbolizing the common desire to restart, reunite and rejoin. Of all the concerts of the Vivaldi cycle, Estate is the one that leads the listener to a climax of exciting and engaging emotions, rendered by the musical writing with almost “visible” effects.     Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul. The performance is executed following this concept, with the musicians first playing separately and then united by a special element: the Orchestra. It will be an “itinerant” performance in space and time, the one of violinist Anna Tifu and of the orchestral professors. From the first movement, at dawn, on the steps of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and then under the arches, maintaining the social distance imposed by the events of recent weeks, the musicians will finally rejoin at sunset on the rooftop of the “Square Colosseum” to tune up for the last movement of Estate, playing music together again after these months of forced separation and celebrating together the warmth of music and summer.             Anna Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marèchal Berthier” ex Napoleon a very prestigious violin that the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan lends to the most talented violinists to be played and be brought back to life.  Antonio Stradivari is universally regarded as the greatest violin maker in history. Studies say the violin left Stradivari's shop to be delivered to the Court of Spain, where it remained until the French occupation. Napoleon's General Alexandre Berthier, the Commander-in-Chief of the victorious expedition, brought the instruments to France and received it later as a gift from the emperor himself.       From June 20th, 2020, on www.fendi.com, @fendi, www.santacecilia.it, @accademiadisantacecilia   #FendiAnimaMundi   #FendiRenaissance FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi is the title of the streaming event that will be presented on June 20th, 2020, by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Maison FENDI. This unique event is a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Estate from The Four Seasons executed by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and star violinist Anna Tifu, who for the occasion will be dressed in three different FENDI Couture looks. Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, FENDI’s picturesque headquarters in Rome, will be the stage of the performance.     The project is the result of a collaboration between Accademia di Santa Cecilia and FENDI, two realities deeply bound to the city of Rome of which they are an expression of excellence and creativity at the highest levels. The idea of the performance comes from the desire to share with the community, after the pandemic, a positive message of rebirth through art, fashion and music. The symphonic music, whose peculiarity lies in the highest quality of sound, finds for the first time its iconographic expression through FENDI’s Couture dresses which visually personify the narrative of Estate. The performance will be celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, symbolizing the common desire to restart, reunite and rejoin. Of all the concerts of the Vivaldi cycle, Estate is the one that leads the listener to a climax of exciting and engaging emotions, rendered by the musical writing with almost “visible” effects.     Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul. The performance is executed following this concept, with the musicians first playing separately and then united by a special element: the Orchestra. It will be an “itinerant” performance in space and time, the one of violinist Anna Tifu and of the orchestral professors. From the first movement, at dawn, on the steps of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and then under the arches, maintaining the social distance imposed by the events of recent weeks, the musicians will finally rejoin at sunset on the rooftop of the “Square Colosseum” to tune up for the last movement of Estate, playing music together again after these months of forced separation and celebrating together the warmth of music and summer.             Anna Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marèchal Berthier” ex Napoleon a very prestigious violin that the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan lends to the most talented violinists to be played and be brought back to life.  Antonio Stradivari is universally regarded as the greatest violin maker in history. Studies say the violin left Stradivari's shop to be delivered to the Court of Spain, where it remained until the French occupation. Napoleon's General Alexandre Berthier, the Commander-in-Chief of the victorious expedition, brought the instruments to France and received it later as a gift from the emperor himself.       From June 20th, 2020, on www.fendi.com, @fendi, www.santacecilia.it, @accademiadisantacecilia   #FendiAnimaMundi   #FendiRenaissance

Cartier announces the laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative
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Cartier announces the laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

Jewelry The names of the 7 laureates of the Cartier Women’s Initiative were announced virtually today on both the Cartier and the Cartier Women’s Initiative’s websites and social media channels. These laureates were selected by an independent international jury committee amongst 1200 applicants from over 162 countries. The 2020 laureates are making a positive change in the world by promoting good health & well-being, reducing inequalities, building sustainable cities and communities and encouraging responsible consumption and production. And for the first time since the Initiative’s creation in 2006, we are happy to count Danish and Australian women impact entrepreneurs amongst the laureates.     The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and particularly for the 21 Cartier Women’s Initiative fellows as many early stage businesses were deeply challenged and had to step up to survive. The fellows’ ability to leverage their existing business models or to pivot their businesses during this time and new environment was both critical and admirable.     As an international luxury Maison, we are global citizens, aware of and listening to the wider world. More than ever, we remain committed to use our voice and actively support those who are trying to make the world a better place, which is the case of these outstanding women entrepreneurs. It has been incredibly inspiring to witness their determination, resilience and creativity. We are immensely proud of their work, and thankful for their global contribution to our society. - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International     The 7 laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Nigeria LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: Adriana Luna Diaz, Mexico NORTH AMERICA: Stephanie Benedetto, USA EUROPE: Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Nadia Gamal El Din, Egypt EAST ASIA: Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang, China SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA: Joanne Howarth, Australia The names of the 7 laureates of the Cartier Women’s Initiative were announced virtually today on both the Cartier and the Cartier Women’s Initiative’s websites and social media channels. These laureates were selected by an independent international jury committee amongst 1200 applicants from over 162 countries. The 2020 laureates are making a positive change in the world by promoting good health & well-being, reducing inequalities, building sustainable cities and communities and encouraging responsible consumption and production. And for the first time since the Initiative’s creation in 2006, we are happy to count Danish and Australian women impact entrepreneurs amongst the laureates.     The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and particularly for the 21 Cartier Women’s Initiative fellows as many early stage businesses were deeply challenged and had to step up to survive. The fellows’ ability to leverage their existing business models or to pivot their businesses during this time and new environment was both critical and admirable.     As an international luxury Maison, we are global citizens, aware of and listening to the wider world. More than ever, we remain committed to use our voice and actively support those who are trying to make the world a better place, which is the case of these outstanding women entrepreneurs. It has been incredibly inspiring to witness their determination, resilience and creativity. We are immensely proud of their work, and thankful for their global contribution to our society. - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International     The 7 laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Nigeria LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: Adriana Luna Diaz, Mexico NORTH AMERICA: Stephanie Benedetto, USA EUROPE: Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Nadia Gamal El Din, Egypt EAST ASIA: Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang, China SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA: Joanne Howarth, Australia

The Diesel 2020 capsule collection dedicated to Pride
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The Diesel 2020 capsule collection dedicated to Pride

Fashion DIESEL—with more pride than ever—announces the launch of the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride, consisting of 49 pieces total. At a time in which celebrations and gatherings may not be able to occur as they once did, DIESEL intends to champion Pride with even more strength and support. Being who we are should not be up for debate, judgment or approval—nor should Pride be in any way minimized when facing new obstacles and turbulent horizons. That being said: It is more important than ever to promote and take action for freedom, fairness and justice.       2020 marks the second season that DIESEL has designed a capsule dedicated to Pride. Primarily, it consists of underwear, beachwear, and accessories. Notable items include boxers briefs, bikinis, jock straps, socks, baseball hats, tank tops, bodysuits, T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and watches.     Two adaptations of DIESEL logos appear throughout; the first, a circle rainbow icon with the phrase “Diesel Only The Brave,” and the second, and perhaps the bolder of the two, a block text showing the iconic cookie logo reworded for the occasion with “DIESEL For Successful Loving.” Additionally, this icon is color-treated in an ombré rainbow fade. However, it’s in the details where the collection really stands out. Etched along the sunglasses’ arms is the phrase “GET WET,” which also becomes visible on the lenses when they get steamed up. Just as in life, the details and individual components make all the difference—unique traits should not only be honored, but fully encouraged.      DIESEL has long held diversity and inclusion as core values of its brand ethos. There is no better arena to toast these values than in commemorating Pride.      To generate contents around the capsule, DIESEL followed social distancing and health and safety guidelines. As a result, all assets depicting and showing the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride have been created by LGBTQI+ individuals around the world: Harlow Monroe; Sofia Malamute; Stella Lucia; Kai Isiah Jamal;Saroand Ian Isiah. Each created imagery through their lenses and in their own homes and places of shelter.     As a component of Pride month celebrations, DIESEL will partner with the world-renowned Club Quarantine for the first 24-hour global digital party in late June, connect-ing many cities around the world to be hosted on Zoom. Socializing has changed drastically—we are in the virtual rave age, and, through digital innovation, DIESEL and Club Quarantine demonstrate that, no matter what or where, there is no substitute for community.     The DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection dedicated to Pride is available worldwide through retail, wholesale and trade channels, and the full line may be purchased through www.diesel.com. Diesel and OTB Foundation will support two international projects dealing with gender identity and integration into the work market: the SF LGBT Center(San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center) and the TGEU (Transgender Europe). DIESEL—with more pride than ever—announces the launch of the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride, consisting of 49 pieces total. At a time in which celebrations and gatherings may not be able to occur as they once did, DIESEL intends to champion Pride with even more strength and support. Being who we are should not be up for debate, judgment or approval—nor should Pride be in any way minimized when facing new obstacles and turbulent horizons. That being said: It is more important than ever to promote and take action for freedom, fairness and justice.       2020 marks the second season that DIESEL has designed a capsule dedicated to Pride. Primarily, it consists of underwear, beachwear, and accessories. Notable items include boxers briefs, bikinis, jock straps, socks, baseball hats, tank tops, bodysuits, T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and watches.     Two adaptations of DIESEL logos appear throughout; the first, a circle rainbow icon with the phrase “Diesel Only The Brave,” and the second, and perhaps the bolder of the two, a block text showing the iconic cookie logo reworded for the occasion with “DIESEL For Successful Loving.” Additionally, this icon is color-treated in an ombré rainbow fade. However, it’s in the details where the collection really stands out. Etched along the sunglasses’ arms is the phrase “GET WET,” which also becomes visible on the lenses when they get steamed up. Just as in life, the details and individual components make all the difference—unique traits should not only be honored, but fully encouraged.      DIESEL has long held diversity and inclusion as core values of its brand ethos. There is no better arena to toast these values than in commemorating Pride.      To generate contents around the capsule, DIESEL followed social distancing and health and safety guidelines. As a result, all assets depicting and showing the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride have been created by LGBTQI+ individuals around the world: Harlow Monroe; Sofia Malamute; Stella Lucia; Kai Isiah Jamal;Saroand Ian Isiah. Each created imagery through their lenses and in their own homes and places of shelter.     As a component of Pride month celebrations, DIESEL will partner with the world-renowned Club Quarantine for the first 24-hour global digital party in late June, connect-ing many cities around the world to be hosted on Zoom. Socializing has changed drastically—we are in the virtual rave age, and, through digital innovation, DIESEL and Club Quarantine demonstrate that, no matter what or where, there is no substitute for community.     The DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection dedicated to Pride is available worldwide through retail, wholesale and trade channels, and the full line may be purchased through www.diesel.com. Diesel and OTB Foundation will support two international projects dealing with gender identity and integration into the work market: the SF LGBT Center(San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center) and the TGEU (Transgender Europe).

Trixie Mattel exclusively by Marcus Cooper
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Trixie Mattel exclusively by Marcus Cooper

Fashion We are excited to share our latest collaboration with @trixiemattel for Pride.    TEAM CREDITS: Photography by Marcus Cooper Fashion Editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-Chief: Timotej Letonja Props: Enoch Choi       “Do you believe in fashion? The smoke and mirrors of cosmeceuticals? Do you believe in 30-year-old Caucasian men alone in his house surrounded by 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls? You came to the right place. Tyra Banks was discovered at the airport. I was discovered on the tarmac; face down, breasts exposed, but still serving. I went on to model in my home for no one for another ten years before getting my first gig at a Buffalo Wild Wings. To stay thin, I got my ribs removed- I guess next time I should chew the food. I love dolls, I love comedy, and fashion is only a stepping stone to my true passion- secret shopping. Next time you’re shoving a Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue into your purse at the Neiman Marcus look over your shoulder- gotcha.” ~ Trixie Mattel   #Pride #NuméroNetherlands#TrixieMattel We are excited to share our latest collaboration with @trixiemattel for Pride.    TEAM CREDITS: Photography by Marcus Cooper Fashion Editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-Chief: Timotej Letonja Props: Enoch Choi       “Do you believe in fashion? The smoke and mirrors of cosmeceuticals? Do you believe in 30-year-old Caucasian men alone in his house surrounded by 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls? You came to the right place. Tyra Banks was discovered at the airport. I was discovered on the tarmac; face down, breasts exposed, but still serving. I went on to model in my home for no one for another ten years before getting my first gig at a Buffalo Wild Wings. To stay thin, I got my ribs removed- I guess next time I should chew the food. I love dolls, I love comedy, and fashion is only a stepping stone to my true passion- secret shopping. Next time you’re shoving a Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue into your purse at the Neiman Marcus look over your shoulder- gotcha.” ~ Trixie Mattel   #Pride #NuméroNetherlands#TrixieMattel

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