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Bang & Olufsen introduces the new Beosound A1
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Bang & Olufsen introduces the new Beosound A1

Design Bang & Olufsen today released the second-generation Beosound A1, the Danish luxury audio brand’s award- winning portable Bluetooth speaker, which has been redesigned to include a whole raft of performance and design improvements. Beosound A1 2nd Gen comes with a refined, slimmer design that is fully dust and waterproof, has a significantly improved battery life with up to 18 hours of play time at typical volume, an overhauled user interface and - a first for a Bluetooth only speaker - a built-in Alexa voice assistant. More powerful and easier to use - the best just got better.   “Our first A1 speaker was loved by customers for its combination of minimalist design, portability, powerful sound and the built-in speakerphone that made it easy and fun to speak with friends and family. The new Beosound A1 builds on these characteristics and improves them in every way that matters”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management.   Beosound A1 retains its elegant shape and unique contours, brought to life in collaboration with renowned Danish industrial designer. The second-generation is 7 percent lighter than the original and has a fresh take on the hole pattern, with a slightly lighter casing and a tapered base giving the speaker a more weightless floating impression even though only 0,85mm lower. The leather strap – a stylish key feature that adds to its easy portability – now has a new tag to ensure that Beosound A1 remains one of the most versatile products for hanging options. Buttons have been redesigned and repositioned to improve overall user interaction. Now placed nearer to the strap for easier location, the buttons also have bigger and clearer symbols and at the same time, the LED indicator has also been moved to the top of the speaker making a significant improvement on its visibility from all angles. Inside Beosound A1 you will find two re-designed drivers for an even clearer 360-degree sound: a 3.5-inch aluminum cone mid woofer using a powerful neodymium magnetic system, a silk dome 3/4 inch dome tweeter and advanced DSP filtering powered by a pair of 30-watt class D amplifiers. The speaker now comes with aptX adaptive codec for an even better wireless listening experience.   Beosound A1 (RRP 250 EUR, 200 GBP, 350 CHF, 2000 DKK) launches in Black Anthracite and Grey Mist and is available online, in select retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from May 14, 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeosoundA1 Bang & Olufsen today released the second-generation Beosound A1, the Danish luxury audio brand’s award- winning portable Bluetooth speaker, which has been redesigned to include a whole raft of performance and design improvements. Beosound A1 2nd Gen comes with a refined, slimmer design that is fully dust and waterproof, has a significantly improved battery life with up to 18 hours of play time at typical volume, an overhauled user interface and - a first for a Bluetooth only speaker - a built-in Alexa voice assistant. More powerful and easier to use - the best just got better.   “Our first A1 speaker was loved by customers for its combination of minimalist design, portability, powerful sound and the built-in speakerphone that made it easy and fun to speak with friends and family. The new Beosound A1 builds on these characteristics and improves them in every way that matters”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management.   Beosound A1 retains its elegant shape and unique contours, brought to life in collaboration with renowned Danish industrial designer. The second-generation is 7 percent lighter than the original and has a fresh take on the hole pattern, with a slightly lighter casing and a tapered base giving the speaker a more weightless floating impression even though only 0,85mm lower. The leather strap – a stylish key feature that adds to its easy portability – now has a new tag to ensure that Beosound A1 remains one of the most versatile products for hanging options. Buttons have been redesigned and repositioned to improve overall user interaction. Now placed nearer to the strap for easier location, the buttons also have bigger and clearer symbols and at the same time, the LED indicator has also been moved to the top of the speaker making a significant improvement on its visibility from all angles. Inside Beosound A1 you will find two re-designed drivers for an even clearer 360-degree sound: a 3.5-inch aluminum cone mid woofer using a powerful neodymium magnetic system, a silk dome 3/4 inch dome tweeter and advanced DSP filtering powered by a pair of 30-watt class D amplifiers. The speaker now comes with aptX adaptive codec for an even better wireless listening experience.   Beosound A1 (RRP 250 EUR, 200 GBP, 350 CHF, 2000 DKK) launches in Black Anthracite and Grey Mist and is available online, in select retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from May 14, 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeosoundA1

In conversation with Pabllo Vittar
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In conversation with Pabllo Vittar

Fashion Last week we had an opportunity to speak with one of the faces of the new Calvin Klein #ProudInMyCalvins campaign, the incredibly talented Pabllo Vittar.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   Hey! My name is Pabllo Vittar, I am a singer-songwriter drag queen from Brazil!   Describe your current mood. How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I'm spending time at my home, with my family! Reading a lot, watching some new series and movies, writing some songs and working when I can! I am not pushing myself to be 100% productive these days, they are already hard enough for everybody and we don't need any extra on top of that, right?   What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   My first memory is exactly the first time I did drag! I always loved the drag universe but at my 18th birthday I've decided to do drag for the first time with my friends! At the time we were five guys and it was the first time for everybody! My birthday is November 1st, so we all dressed up for Halloween to have fun at a party! It was amazing, We didn't have much money for make up and clothes, but we figured it out and it was incredible!    How is the Brazilian drag culture any different from USA or EUROPE for example?   I've traveled a little bit now and could meet a lot of different queens around the world! In all different countries I've been they were all fierce and talented, with amazing make ups and outfits! I think the only difference is that we got some drag artists getting into the mainstream music market in Brazil and occupying some spaces that we haven't till now.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I am totally addicted to Peggy Gou, Starry Night! It makes me wanna dance and go to see the sun in the garden at my house! It makes me feel happy! I do, I did a playlist with Lil Miquela on Spotify mixing up our music influences! Here's the link to it: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0fRgH8m5MJy79G6z6Es35L?si=JaMARGSOTFi-5uUNyUownA   What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   The first and last thing is getting my phone and taking a quick look over social media! The last thing is my skin care routine!   What is the feeling of being a part of #ProudInMyCalvins? And how did you come to the collaboration with Calvin Klein?   It's just amazing, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it! This is my first ever global campaign and everything about it made me feel proud and comfortable all the time! I've worked with CK on different projects! I think this is our 3rd project together and I hope that this is just the beginning of a lovely history together!   What does it mean to your community that you are being a part of the #PROUDINMYCALVINS campaign? And what is your message to them?   Seeing the campaign you will realize that you can be comfortable with your body, your ethnicity, your culture and everything that you are! That's what it means to be #PROUDINMYCALVINS! Not only me, you can see it in all of the amazing people that are in this campaign! Don't let anyone tell you you're not worthy, nor beautiful, nor anything, you ARE amazing and you should be proud of who you are every single day.   What is one CALVIN KLEIN piece that you can’t live without? And please describe your personal style. My briefs, for sure! When I am in drag I like to be as sexy as I can be! But when I am out of drag I am always wearing comfortable and oversized clothes and a good old cropped t-shirt!   You’ve had a very eventful 2019. Last year you started with your first international tour, around the world. Tell us about your highlights of the tour. What are some of your favorite moments? That's a tough question! There were a lot of highlights! But the ones I'll carry forever are the friends I made through the tour and all the Prides I've been to! Seeing the different ways people celebrate their pride is amazing!   What do you hope to accomplish in 2020? Any plans for a new album coming up? I'm not really making a lot of plans right now! I just want to be out on the streets first safely! So first of all I am hoping that we can find a way out of this pandemic! After that, I really want to start touring around the world again and I will release a deluxe version of my latest album, "111"! Fingers crossed that we will be able to do that in 2020!      CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.   CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.   #PROUDINMYCALVINS Last week we had an opportunity to speak with one of the faces of the new Calvin Klein #ProudInMyCalvins campaign, the incredibly talented Pabllo Vittar.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   Hey! My name is Pabllo Vittar, I am a singer-songwriter drag queen from Brazil!   Describe your current mood. How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I'm spending time at my home, with my family! Reading a lot, watching some new series and movies, writing some songs and working when I can! I am not pushing myself to be 100% productive these days, they are already hard enough for everybody and we don't need any extra on top of that, right?   What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   My first memory is exactly the first time I did drag! I always loved the drag universe but at my 18th birthday I've decided to do drag for the first time with my friends! At the time we were five guys and it was the first time for everybody! My birthday is November 1st, so we all dressed up for Halloween to have fun at a party! It was amazing, We didn't have much money for make up and clothes, but we figured it out and it was incredible!    How is the Brazilian drag culture any different from USA or EUROPE for example?   I've traveled a little bit now and could meet a lot of different queens around the world! In all different countries I've been they were all fierce and talented, with amazing make ups and outfits! I think the only difference is that we got some drag artists getting into the mainstream music market in Brazil and occupying some spaces that we haven't till now.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I am totally addicted to Peggy Gou, Starry Night! It makes me wanna dance and go to see the sun in the garden at my house! It makes me feel happy! I do, I did a playlist with Lil Miquela on Spotify mixing up our music influences! Here's the link to it: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0fRgH8m5MJy79G6z6Es35L?si=JaMARGSOTFi-5uUNyUownA   What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   The first and last thing is getting my phone and taking a quick look over social media! The last thing is my skin care routine!   What is the feeling of being a part of #ProudInMyCalvins? And how did you come to the collaboration with Calvin Klein?   It's just amazing, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it! This is my first ever global campaign and everything about it made me feel proud and comfortable all the time! I've worked with CK on different projects! I think this is our 3rd project together and I hope that this is just the beginning of a lovely history together!   What does it mean to your community that you are being a part of the #PROUDINMYCALVINS campaign? And what is your message to them?   Seeing the campaign you will realize that you can be comfortable with your body, your ethnicity, your culture and everything that you are! That's what it means to be #PROUDINMYCALVINS! Not only me, you can see it in all of the amazing people that are in this campaign! Don't let anyone tell you you're not worthy, nor beautiful, nor anything, you ARE amazing and you should be proud of who you are every single day.   What is one CALVIN KLEIN piece that you can’t live without? And please describe your personal style. My briefs, for sure! When I am in drag I like to be as sexy as I can be! But when I am out of drag I am always wearing comfortable and oversized clothes and a good old cropped t-shirt!   You’ve had a very eventful 2019. Last year you started with your first international tour, around the world. Tell us about your highlights of the tour. What are some of your favorite moments? That's a tough question! There were a lot of highlights! But the ones I'll carry forever are the friends I made through the tour and all the Prides I've been to! Seeing the different ways people celebrate their pride is amazing!   What do you hope to accomplish in 2020? Any plans for a new album coming up? I'm not really making a lot of plans right now! I just want to be out on the streets first safely! So first of all I am hoping that we can find a way out of this pandemic! After that, I really want to start touring around the world again and I will release a deluxe version of my latest album, "111"! Fingers crossed that we will be able to do that in 2020!      CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.   CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.   #PROUDINMYCALVINS

The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior
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The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior

Fashion An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved. An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved.

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Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration
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Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration

Accessories   Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red.    Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red. 

LV² BY NIGO
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LV² BY NIGO

Fashion Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club. Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club.

G-Star RAW releases the new Fall & Winter collection
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G-Star RAW releases the new Fall & Winter collection

Fashion For Fall/Winter’20, G-Star RAW shows their continuous commitment to challenge the industry, representing Hardcore Denim with Denim-on-Denim. This season’s collection highlights the inventive and pioneering nature of the brand, with an expansive set of styles designed for limitless denim combinations, even down to the smallest detail.   With a strong RAW denim focus, this Fall/Winter season is all about transforming utility garments into something new and edgy, looking at uniforms as a sign of rebellion instead of conformity. Using hunting gear, biker outfits and military uniforms as inspiration, G-Star returns to the heart of their design process, taking elements from hero pieces in their world-renowned archive that the brand has been known for since it began in 1989. The brand translates these utility uniforms that have been worn with confidence, into modern designs and styles that express confidence whilst being worn in a non-uniform way.   Still keeping innovation at its core, the G-Star Fall/Winter’20 collection introduces three new denim blueprints: the Stringfield Jeans for Women, the C-Staq Jeans for Women and the Scutar 3D Jeans for Men.   C-STAQ The C-Staq is a new denim hybrid blueprint for women that combines two well-known G-Star blueprints: the D-Staq and Type C jeans. Whilst keeping original features such as the typical D-Staq Chino Pocket, the C-Staq introduces a new Ultra-High Boyfriend fit, which allows the jeans to be worn either high or low depending on the size that is purchased.   SCUTAR 3D SLIM TAPERED   The G-Star Scutar 3D is the new denim blueprint for men and is a modified version of the highly known G-Star Citishield Jeans. Inspired by the motor cycle pants of a dispatch rider, the Scutar features room space at the knee and a worn in look over time whilst still upholding a pristine appearance. For Fall/Winter’20, G-Star RAW shows their continuous commitment to challenge the industry, representing Hardcore Denim with Denim-on-Denim. This season’s collection highlights the inventive and pioneering nature of the brand, with an expansive set of styles designed for limitless denim combinations, even down to the smallest detail.   With a strong RAW denim focus, this Fall/Winter season is all about transforming utility garments into something new and edgy, looking at uniforms as a sign of rebellion instead of conformity. Using hunting gear, biker outfits and military uniforms as inspiration, G-Star returns to the heart of their design process, taking elements from hero pieces in their world-renowned archive that the brand has been known for since it began in 1989. The brand translates these utility uniforms that have been worn with confidence, into modern designs and styles that express confidence whilst being worn in a non-uniform way.   Still keeping innovation at its core, the G-Star Fall/Winter’20 collection introduces three new denim blueprints: the Stringfield Jeans for Women, the C-Staq Jeans for Women and the Scutar 3D Jeans for Men.   C-STAQ The C-Staq is a new denim hybrid blueprint for women that combines two well-known G-Star blueprints: the D-Staq and Type C jeans. Whilst keeping original features such as the typical D-Staq Chino Pocket, the C-Staq introduces a new Ultra-High Boyfriend fit, which allows the jeans to be worn either high or low depending on the size that is purchased.   SCUTAR 3D SLIM TAPERED   The G-Star Scutar 3D is the new denim blueprint for men and is a modified version of the highly known G-Star Citishield Jeans. Inspired by the motor cycle pants of a dispatch rider, the Scutar features room space at the knee and a worn in look over time whilst still upholding a pristine appearance.

Bell & Ross releases their new watch
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Bell & Ross releases their new watch

Watches   Bell & Ross, the luxury watch company and ultimate reference for professional aviation timepieces, goes back to its origins in high-performance military instruments with a new interpretation of its iconic watch, the BR 03-92 HUD. Its Instruments collection is directly inspired by the aeronautical essential navigation tools of aircraft cockpits, and highlights Bell & Ross’ four fundamental requirements: legibility, functionality, precision and water-resistance.  Fully in line with this collection, the new BR03-92 HUD gets inspiration from the avionics displays of fighter jets equipped with the most cutting-edge technologies.      FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE WRIST    In 2005, the BR 01 was inspired by the cockpit clocks of 1970s airplanes. This iconic watch was designed using high-tech materials and complicationsreflecting the finest watchmaking craftsmanship.      Pushing its expertise to explore aeronautical navigation instruments further, Bell & Ross develops and innovate year after year with a collection of exclusive watches.  All of these models make up the instrument panel of an aircraft and offer both a completely new way of reading time and an uncompromising legibility – an absolute necessity for a professional use. It all started in 2010 with the BR 01 RADAR, followed by other singular references like the BR01 TURN COORDINATOR or BR 01 HEADING INDICATOR. In 2020, as part of its continuing quest for innovation and performance, the watchmakers at Bell & Ross turned their attention on the Head Up Display.  This new introduction completes this Flight Instruments family.     H.U.D - HEAD UP DISPLAY   The Head Up Display - also known as HUD - is a transparent glass screen that displays all information that are essential to fulfill a mission, in the pilot's visual field. For optimal effectiveness, its primary function is to keep the pilot focused on his target ahead without having to take the eyes off his line of sight.  Considered as both technological and safety equipment, the HUD takes on the augmented reality concept. With HUDs displaying digital data onto the windshield, pilots can be alerted about everything from the horizon line, altitude or speed to navigation aids such as the flight path vector – indicating the direction the jet is taking. As a result, this high-performance tool puts the emphasis on legibility and will guide the way day and night. In case of low visibility for instance or no matter the conditions, the screen will adjust in brightness and contrast to optimize the ambient lighting. Although it was originally used in the military field since the 1950’s, the HUD is now also frequently exploited in civil aviation and automobile industry. The military world has always been a pioneer in numerous fields. It has created an unquestionable expertise in the field of avant-garde technology and its innovations have had various applications in civilian life, such as the Internet, GPS or even the first business jet aircrafts.     Bell & Ross, the luxury watch company and ultimate reference for professional aviation timepieces, goes back to its origins in high-performance military instruments with a new interpretation of its iconic watch, the BR 03-92 HUD. Its Instruments collection is directly inspired by the aeronautical essential navigation tools of aircraft cockpits, and highlights Bell & Ross’ four fundamental requirements: legibility, functionality, precision and water-resistance.  Fully in line with this collection, the new BR03-92 HUD gets inspiration from the avionics displays of fighter jets equipped with the most cutting-edge technologies.      FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE WRIST    In 2005, the BR 01 was inspired by the cockpit clocks of 1970s airplanes. This iconic watch was designed using high-tech materials and complicationsreflecting the finest watchmaking craftsmanship.      Pushing its expertise to explore aeronautical navigation instruments further, Bell & Ross develops and innovate year after year with a collection of exclusive watches.  All of these models make up the instrument panel of an aircraft and offer both a completely new way of reading time and an uncompromising legibility – an absolute necessity for a professional use. It all started in 2010 with the BR 01 RADAR, followed by other singular references like the BR01 TURN COORDINATOR or BR 01 HEADING INDICATOR. In 2020, as part of its continuing quest for innovation and performance, the watchmakers at Bell & Ross turned their attention on the Head Up Display.  This new introduction completes this Flight Instruments family.     H.U.D - HEAD UP DISPLAY   The Head Up Display - also known as HUD - is a transparent glass screen that displays all information that are essential to fulfill a mission, in the pilot's visual field. For optimal effectiveness, its primary function is to keep the pilot focused on his target ahead without having to take the eyes off his line of sight.  Considered as both technological and safety equipment, the HUD takes on the augmented reality concept. With HUDs displaying digital data onto the windshield, pilots can be alerted about everything from the horizon line, altitude or speed to navigation aids such as the flight path vector – indicating the direction the jet is taking. As a result, this high-performance tool puts the emphasis on legibility and will guide the way day and night. In case of low visibility for instance or no matter the conditions, the screen will adjust in brightness and contrast to optimize the ambient lighting. Although it was originally used in the military field since the 1950’s, the HUD is now also frequently exploited in civil aviation and automobile industry. The military world has always been a pioneer in numerous fields. It has created an unquestionable expertise in the field of avant-garde technology and its innovations have had various applications in civilian life, such as the Internet, GPS or even the first business jet aircrafts.  

Palm Angels for Pre Fall 2020
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Palm Angels for Pre Fall 2020

Fashion Palm Angels releases the new Pre Fall collection.   @palmangels Palm Angels releases the new Pre Fall collection.   @palmangels

Naive Transparency by Arkan Zakharov
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Naive Transparency by Arkan Zakharov

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Arkan Zakharov.   TEAM: Photographer – Arkan Zakharov  Stylist – Jèss Monterde @ Bernstein & Andriulli Model – Anna Rubin @ Next Models NY  Makeup – Deanna Melluso @ L’Atelier NY Hair – Jerome Cultera @ L’Atelier NY  Props – Elisia Mirabelli  @ Bernstein & Andriulli  Photo assistant – Marysia Schultz Stylist assistant – Inès Itsaso Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Arkan Zakharov.   TEAM: Photographer – Arkan Zakharov  Stylist – Jèss Monterde @ Bernstein & Andriulli Model – Anna Rubin @ Next Models NY  Makeup – Deanna Melluso @ L’Atelier NY Hair – Jerome Cultera @ L’Atelier NY  Props – Elisia Mirabelli  @ Bernstein & Andriulli  Photo assistant – Marysia Schultz Stylist assistant – Inès Itsaso

Alexander McQueen Spring & Summer 2020 exclusive by Don McCullin
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Alexander McQueen Spring & Summer 2020 exclusive by Don McCullin

Fashion Taken from artwork painted by hand in the Alexander McQueen studio, calligraphy flowers are woven into jacquards for signature tailoring and printed onto cotton poplin shirting. In guchsia, black, ivory and indigo, they blossom from delicate inky watercolours to x-ray florals and exploded kaleidoscopic blooms mirrored and magnified in scale.     All images shot by Don McCullin. Taken from artwork painted by hand in the Alexander McQueen studio, calligraphy flowers are woven into jacquards for signature tailoring and printed onto cotton poplin shirting. In guchsia, black, ivory and indigo, they blossom from delicate inky watercolours to x-ray florals and exploded kaleidoscopic blooms mirrored and magnified in scale.     All images shot by Don McCullin.

DICTIONARY “IN LOVE WITH” COCO CRUSH
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DICTIONARY “IN LOVE WITH” COCO CRUSH

Jewelry     THE SPIRIT OF COCO, THE IMPULSE OF CRUSH OR A DEFINITION OF LOVE ACCORDING TO CHANEL   Love lives by its own set of rules.   We succeed there not by what we learn, but by what we feel. As in life, instinct is the primary word when it comes to finding what you love. Listen to yourself. Create something new. Creating new things in the present means forgetting what you learned in the past. Therein lies the freedom that sparks allure. And there is no love without allure. Go your own way. Choose a style. This dictionary in love is not a lesson in style, it's a lesson in choice. Not a vocabulary to master, but a language to invent. Gather, combine, add, subtract. Every time you choose a ring, a gold, a model of earring, a bracelet, or pendant, you are creating a language that speaks for you. And each style of wearing COCO CRUSH is a unabashed way of saying who you are. It's stating an allegiance between a free spirit and a whole impulse.   Love begins with self-love. Like the inventions created by Coco Chanel, who never bothered with trying to please nor worried about displeasing, COCO CRUSH is the visible declaration of: “Love is a story that begins with you.” It is a story of allure that begins with the rebellious words of Coco Chanel: “I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.”* *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand   In love, half the journey is spirit. The other half is impulse. COCO CRUSH is proof of this love.   AMOUR: See CRUSH AUBAZINE : Any sized band on the ring finger with or without diamonds is the monastic symbol of a spirit: faith in oneself. AUDACE : There is no audacity without breaking rules. Learn your rules and throw them away. Try a single large model ring on your index finger or a small model on your thumb. Why not both? A jewel on one ear and a ring on every finger. Whatever you decide to do with Coco Crush, don't forget that it doesn't matter if you give it to yourself, someone gives it to you or you give it to someone else because every Coco Crush piece is a declaration of allure. ART : There is a French art of loving that is masterful simply because it seems so effortless. There is an art to the crush in Coco Crush that conceals any signs of effort. And that satiates a love of freedom that prohibits any conspicuous notions. BEIGE : A color so symbolic for the Maison that CHANEL Fine Jewelry took the genius a step further and created the new BEIGE GOLD alloy. Neither pink nor yellow, its unique shade says it all, and goes with every other color. BONHEUR : Five mini bands, each worn on a different finger or stacked on one, two or three fingers act like a charm when playing the lucky number of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. As the Great French playwright Pierre Corneille said 300 years earlier, “Luck can lead to the height of greatness.” BYZANCE : Moderation is the enemy of good when it limits style. And Byzantine style was anything but moderate. A French philosopher once said that freedom has its limits. No limits should be placed on the freedom to stack up rings of diamonds, in white gold, BEIGE GOLD, yellow gold mini, small and large models. Only one rule sets the limit: More is better. COCO : A spirit that cannot exist without impulse. CRUSH : An impulse that cannot exist without spirit. COCO CRUSH: The marriage of French spirit and impulse without borders. DADA : Wearing any sized ring you want on each finger of one hand (as many as you want) and none on the other hand. Just as the Dada movement challenged all the aesthetic norms, each movement of the right hand creates a dialogue with the left, reminding us of the anti- art manifesto. DIAMANT : The universal value of eternity. It has a special value for CHANEL tied to a little phrase Shakespeare wrote for love: Eternity and A Day. See White Gold ring in mini, small and large model, BEIGE GOLD ring small model, White Gold and diamond bracelet, White Gold and diamond earrings. Every Coco Crush jewel entices you to keep adding more, even to eternity itself. DOUBLE C : Like double chances, like Coco Crush, like CHANEL's two interlaced C’s, the number two is like a good luck charm for the House. The pair of stags Misia gave Gabrielle Chanel, for example, symbols of the power to move freely, and to gracefully skirt whatever gets in your way. Pairing two necklaces in two different golds has the power to change a destiny by betting on chance. EXCÈS : An aesthetic that can be summed up as “Overdo it.” Rings on every finger with or without diamonds, all white gold, all BEIGE GOLD or all yellow gold, BEIGE GOLD or yellow gold on one hand and white gold on the other... the only excess you don't indulge in is too much moderation. EXTRAVAGANCE : The synonym of excess but the antonym of allure. As Coco Chanel said, “extravagance kills personality.” *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand ET SI : A French writer, philosopher and poet known for his Variétés wrote that dream is a phenomenon only seen once it’s gone. What if you chose to see the phenomenon the other way around, where every Coco Crush model is a dream to be experienced in the present? FLYING CLOUD : The name of the four-mast, black-hulled, white-decked yacht on which Coco Chanel accompanied Hugh Grosvenor aka Bendor, the second Duke of Westminster, one of her great loves and influencers of her life. The jingling of many bracelets clanging together echoes that recognizable sound of steel stand cables clinking against a ship's mast. The sound of freedom. FOU : We say ‘crazy in love’ but never ‘crazy in crush’. Because a crush is a peak itself. And Coco Crush is a craziness without which life lacks wisdom. GRAVITÉ : The law, also named the law of attraction. Put on Coco Crush and you are instantly experimenting with a force that attracts two objects. For example, choosing one ring creates the irresistible urge to choose another. HABITUDE : Gabrielle Chanel’s love for a certain poet, one of her amants, was probably not unaffected by the rule: Learn good habits early on, especially the habit of knowing how to change your habits. Basically, there should be no habits. Only the breaking of habits. There's more than one way to wear one or more Coco Crush jewels. A daily habit to learn. IRRÉGULIÈRE : A spirit and a behavior inspired by a life that never heard of following conventions. Wearing two different earrings on the same ear signifies a spirit that sees itself in Gabrielle, the freest and most avid of the Irregulars. JEU DE LOIS : On Monday, obey the Law of the Highest Number and stack up those bracelets. On Tuesday, it’s the Law of Elimination. Just one jewel. Wednesdays are for the Law of the Toughest. Put on the knuckle-duster with four tone-on-tone rings on the index, middle, ring, and pinkie fingers of each hand. On Thursday, the Law of Marriage applies: Two golds, two sizes of rings, as many as you want in any size. Friday is for the Law of Unity with several rings of the same model. Saturday and Sunday, be lawless and get creative. KO : COCO CRUSH is a knockout for everyone who sees it — a weapon of seduction to use ad libitum* *As much as you desire LA : Put the THE in a style, not one you follow but one you invent. You don’t follow a movement. It's everyone else who follows all your movements with their eyes. LUCIENNE : A ring on your thumb and one on your index finger — like you’re holding a pair of scissors. Gabrielle Chanel never put down her scissors. They would be the tool behind victory, the one initiated by the famous dressmaker Lucienne Rabaté. LEWIS ET IRENE : A fictional couple created by Paul Morand inspired by the real-life pair Gabrielle Chanel and Boy Capel. Wearing a pair of small or large rings, why not gold ones, or two gold ones on the index and middle fingers is a symbol of a union that counts twice. MADEMOISELLE : The choice of symmetry. Wearing the Mademoiselle requires following the absolute rule: a single cuff bracelet, same model, same gold, same size, one on each wrist. The rest is extra. GRANDE MADEMOISELLE : Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans and first cousin of the Sun King, the Duchess of Montpensier was known as the Grande Mademoiselle. Born into greatness, she added even more with her great passion when it came to things like protecting a love, gaining her freedom and charting her own destiny. It is important to arm this hand with a pair of rings on the index finger and the personal motto, “I’ll never let anyone break my heart.” MATELASSÉ : The iconic CHANEL motif, inspired by jockey saddle blankets, chosen to symbolize comfort in the Coco Crush line as a signature cross-bracing. MISIA : The choice of the absolute, wholeheartedly embodied by Misia Sert, Coco Chanel's muse and close friend. A single earring worn as the only jewel and a visible character trait that needs no explanation or reason. NORD SUD : Just as poet Pierre Reverdy linked the two intellectual and artistic heart of Montmartre and Montparnasse, wearing the two-finger ring has two possible meanings: the aesthetic holds a spirit or the spirit upholds an aesthetic. OH : An interjection that expresses surprise and a great sense of pleasure. Usually used with an exclamation point to emphasize the burning nature of the pleasure felt. For example: 1. Oh, this Coco Crush ring looks beautiful on me! 2. Oh, I love this way of wearing lots of Coco Crush rings! 3. Oh, oh, that reminds me! My birthday was two months ago! 4. OMG, I cannot keep my hands off this Coco Crush collection! ONCE UPON A TIME : The title of the film that Coco Chanel's successor made about her that means everyone's legend is theirs to create. Wearing a single large model ring on your index finger means taking a decision into your own hands and being within reach of your own personal legend. OR : Whether beige, yellow or white, it's a metal that asserts its character on every model in the Coco Crush line and grows stronger when multiplied. PARTICULIÈRE : The antonym of fanciful, this is a way of being conveyed by a certain way of wearing a jewel. A single large or small model ring worn on the thumb is a distinctive sign of an unwavering passion for freedom. QUATRE QUART : If there's ever a doubt about wearing four rings, this is the foolproof rule: one diamond ring (+ three without diamonds) or one large model ring (+ three small models) or one BEIGE GOLD ring (+ three in white or yellow gold) or one ring on one hand (+ three on the other). ROUSSY : There's a punk side to Coco Crush. If you wear the same model on your index and pinkie fingers, it signals that you belong to a community of taste and a way of acting. A nod to the rebel Roussy, who along with Misia and José Sert, formed the most subversive trio. SILENCE: A French mime, who made silence into an art, is the inspiration for observing this rule: before opening your mouth, ask yourself if silence would be more effective. How you wear Coco Crush says a lot about you and sometimes you don’t even have to say a word. TROMPE-L’ŒIL : One earring may actually be three. TRIO : Like the trio José Maria Sert, Misia and Roussy (the nickname for Roussadana Mdivani, a Georgian sculptor), the trio of rings forms an obvious ménage à trois. UNIFORME : Uniform is to CHANEL what palm trees are to the French Riviera and the law of gravity is to Newton: inseparable. Wearing many rings made of the same gold means choosing a spirit that’s remarkable in its intent to be unremarkable. VARIER LES PLAISIRS : Shake up the treat of treating yourself by shaking up the way you wear Coco Crush. These wise words pay off, if we’re to believe the French philosopher of the Enlightenment known for stirring up people's consciousnesses: “Pleasure provides what wisdom promises.”* *Le sottisier by Voltaire VICE VERSA : To prefer the minimalist look of a single jewel over the opulence of piling them on. And vice versa. VOILÀ : It was all worth it. WESTMINSTER : By the side of her lover the Duke of Westminster, Coco Chanel hobnobbed with English high society while finding inspiration in her lover's wardrobe. Wearing a small model diamond ring on you’re your fifth digit signifies power and the power of persuasion borrowed from the man affectionately known as Bendor. X : A letter of the alphabet, Coco Crush's hallmark and an unknown. What will your next crush be? Y COMPRIS : You're going to love all the ways of wearing Coco Crush. And you're going to wear all the ways of loving Coco Crush. Including yet to come. ZUT : A colloquial expression used to express regret for taking too long to make up your mind.     THE SPIRIT OF COCO, THE IMPULSE OF CRUSH OR A DEFINITION OF LOVE ACCORDING TO CHANEL   Love lives by its own set of rules.   We succeed there not by what we learn, but by what we feel. As in life, instinct is the primary word when it comes to finding what you love. Listen to yourself. Create something new. Creating new things in the present means forgetting what you learned in the past. Therein lies the freedom that sparks allure. And there is no love without allure. Go your own way. Choose a style. This dictionary in love is not a lesson in style, it's a lesson in choice. Not a vocabulary to master, but a language to invent. Gather, combine, add, subtract. Every time you choose a ring, a gold, a model of earring, a bracelet, or pendant, you are creating a language that speaks for you. And each style of wearing COCO CRUSH is a unabashed way of saying who you are. It's stating an allegiance between a free spirit and a whole impulse.   Love begins with self-love. Like the inventions created by Coco Chanel, who never bothered with trying to please nor worried about displeasing, COCO CRUSH is the visible declaration of: “Love is a story that begins with you.” It is a story of allure that begins with the rebellious words of Coco Chanel: “I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.”* *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand   In love, half the journey is spirit. The other half is impulse. COCO CRUSH is proof of this love.   AMOUR: See CRUSH AUBAZINE : Any sized band on the ring finger with or without diamonds is the monastic symbol of a spirit: faith in oneself. AUDACE : There is no audacity without breaking rules. Learn your rules and throw them away. Try a single large model ring on your index finger or a small model on your thumb. Why not both? A jewel on one ear and a ring on every finger. Whatever you decide to do with Coco Crush, don't forget that it doesn't matter if you give it to yourself, someone gives it to you or you give it to someone else because every Coco Crush piece is a declaration of allure. ART : There is a French art of loving that is masterful simply because it seems so effortless. There is an art to the crush in Coco Crush that conceals any signs of effort. And that satiates a love of freedom that prohibits any conspicuous notions. BEIGE : A color so symbolic for the Maison that CHANEL Fine Jewelry took the genius a step further and created the new BEIGE GOLD alloy. Neither pink nor yellow, its unique shade says it all, and goes with every other color. BONHEUR : Five mini bands, each worn on a different finger or stacked on one, two or three fingers act like a charm when playing the lucky number of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. As the Great French playwright Pierre Corneille said 300 years earlier, “Luck can lead to the height of greatness.” BYZANCE : Moderation is the enemy of good when it limits style. And Byzantine style was anything but moderate. A French philosopher once said that freedom has its limits. No limits should be placed on the freedom to stack up rings of diamonds, in white gold, BEIGE GOLD, yellow gold mini, small and large models. Only one rule sets the limit: More is better. COCO : A spirit that cannot exist without impulse. CRUSH : An impulse that cannot exist without spirit. COCO CRUSH: The marriage of French spirit and impulse without borders. DADA : Wearing any sized ring you want on each finger of one hand (as many as you want) and none on the other hand. Just as the Dada movement challenged all the aesthetic norms, each movement of the right hand creates a dialogue with the left, reminding us of the anti- art manifesto. DIAMANT : The universal value of eternity. It has a special value for CHANEL tied to a little phrase Shakespeare wrote for love: Eternity and A Day. See White Gold ring in mini, small and large model, BEIGE GOLD ring small model, White Gold and diamond bracelet, White Gold and diamond earrings. Every Coco Crush jewel entices you to keep adding more, even to eternity itself. DOUBLE C : Like double chances, like Coco Crush, like CHANEL's two interlaced C’s, the number two is like a good luck charm for the House. The pair of stags Misia gave Gabrielle Chanel, for example, symbols of the power to move freely, and to gracefully skirt whatever gets in your way. Pairing two necklaces in two different golds has the power to change a destiny by betting on chance. EXCÈS : An aesthetic that can be summed up as “Overdo it.” Rings on every finger with or without diamonds, all white gold, all BEIGE GOLD or all yellow gold, BEIGE GOLD or yellow gold on one hand and white gold on the other... the only excess you don't indulge in is too much moderation. EXTRAVAGANCE : The synonym of excess but the antonym of allure. As Coco Chanel said, “extravagance kills personality.” *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand ET SI : A French writer, philosopher and poet known for his Variétés wrote that dream is a phenomenon only seen once it’s gone. What if you chose to see the phenomenon the other way around, where every Coco Crush model is a dream to be experienced in the present? FLYING CLOUD : The name of the four-mast, black-hulled, white-decked yacht on which Coco Chanel accompanied Hugh Grosvenor aka Bendor, the second Duke of Westminster, one of her great loves and influencers of her life. The jingling of many bracelets clanging together echoes that recognizable sound of steel stand cables clinking against a ship's mast. The sound of freedom. FOU : We say ‘crazy in love’ but never ‘crazy in crush’. Because a crush is a peak itself. And Coco Crush is a craziness without which life lacks wisdom. GRAVITÉ : The law, also named the law of attraction. Put on Coco Crush and you are instantly experimenting with a force that attracts two objects. For example, choosing one ring creates the irresistible urge to choose another. HABITUDE : Gabrielle Chanel’s love for a certain poet, one of her amants, was probably not unaffected by the rule: Learn good habits early on, especially the habit of knowing how to change your habits. Basically, there should be no habits. Only the breaking of habits. There's more than one way to wear one or more Coco Crush jewels. A daily habit to learn. IRRÉGULIÈRE : A spirit and a behavior inspired by a life that never heard of following conventions. Wearing two different earrings on the same ear signifies a spirit that sees itself in Gabrielle, the freest and most avid of the Irregulars. JEU DE LOIS : On Monday, obey the Law of the Highest Number and stack up those bracelets. On Tuesday, it’s the Law of Elimination. Just one jewel. Wednesdays are for the Law of the Toughest. Put on the knuckle-duster with four tone-on-tone rings on the index, middle, ring, and pinkie fingers of each hand. On Thursday, the Law of Marriage applies: Two golds, two sizes of rings, as many as you want in any size. Friday is for the Law of Unity with several rings of the same model. Saturday and Sunday, be lawless and get creative. KO : COCO CRUSH is a knockout for everyone who sees it — a weapon of seduction to use ad libitum* *As much as you desire LA : Put the THE in a style, not one you follow but one you invent. You don’t follow a movement. It's everyone else who follows all your movements with their eyes. LUCIENNE : A ring on your thumb and one on your index finger — like you’re holding a pair of scissors. Gabrielle Chanel never put down her scissors. They would be the tool behind victory, the one initiated by the famous dressmaker Lucienne Rabaté. LEWIS ET IRENE : A fictional couple created by Paul Morand inspired by the real-life pair Gabrielle Chanel and Boy Capel. Wearing a pair of small or large rings, why not gold ones, or two gold ones on the index and middle fingers is a symbol of a union that counts twice. MADEMOISELLE : The choice of symmetry. Wearing the Mademoiselle requires following the absolute rule: a single cuff bracelet, same model, same gold, same size, one on each wrist. The rest is extra. GRANDE MADEMOISELLE : Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans and first cousin of the Sun King, the Duchess of Montpensier was known as the Grande Mademoiselle. Born into greatness, she added even more with her great passion when it came to things like protecting a love, gaining her freedom and charting her own destiny. It is important to arm this hand with a pair of rings on the index finger and the personal motto, “I’ll never let anyone break my heart.” MATELASSÉ : The iconic CHANEL motif, inspired by jockey saddle blankets, chosen to symbolize comfort in the Coco Crush line as a signature cross-bracing. MISIA : The choice of the absolute, wholeheartedly embodied by Misia Sert, Coco Chanel's muse and close friend. A single earring worn as the only jewel and a visible character trait that needs no explanation or reason. NORD SUD : Just as poet Pierre Reverdy linked the two intellectual and artistic heart of Montmartre and Montparnasse, wearing the two-finger ring has two possible meanings: the aesthetic holds a spirit or the spirit upholds an aesthetic. OH : An interjection that expresses surprise and a great sense of pleasure. Usually used with an exclamation point to emphasize the burning nature of the pleasure felt. For example: 1. Oh, this Coco Crush ring looks beautiful on me! 2. Oh, I love this way of wearing lots of Coco Crush rings! 3. Oh, oh, that reminds me! My birthday was two months ago! 4. OMG, I cannot keep my hands off this Coco Crush collection! ONCE UPON A TIME : The title of the film that Coco Chanel's successor made about her that means everyone's legend is theirs to create. Wearing a single large model ring on your index finger means taking a decision into your own hands and being within reach of your own personal legend. OR : Whether beige, yellow or white, it's a metal that asserts its character on every model in the Coco Crush line and grows stronger when multiplied. PARTICULIÈRE : The antonym of fanciful, this is a way of being conveyed by a certain way of wearing a jewel. A single large or small model ring worn on the thumb is a distinctive sign of an unwavering passion for freedom. QUATRE QUART : If there's ever a doubt about wearing four rings, this is the foolproof rule: one diamond ring (+ three without diamonds) or one large model ring (+ three small models) or one BEIGE GOLD ring (+ three in white or yellow gold) or one ring on one hand (+ three on the other). ROUSSY : There's a punk side to Coco Crush. If you wear the same model on your index and pinkie fingers, it signals that you belong to a community of taste and a way of acting. A nod to the rebel Roussy, who along with Misia and José Sert, formed the most subversive trio. SILENCE: A French mime, who made silence into an art, is the inspiration for observing this rule: before opening your mouth, ask yourself if silence would be more effective. How you wear Coco Crush says a lot about you and sometimes you don’t even have to say a word. TROMPE-L’ŒIL : One earring may actually be three. TRIO : Like the trio José Maria Sert, Misia and Roussy (the nickname for Roussadana Mdivani, a Georgian sculptor), the trio of rings forms an obvious ménage à trois. UNIFORME : Uniform is to CHANEL what palm trees are to the French Riviera and the law of gravity is to Newton: inseparable. Wearing many rings made of the same gold means choosing a spirit that’s remarkable in its intent to be unremarkable. VARIER LES PLAISIRS : Shake up the treat of treating yourself by shaking up the way you wear Coco Crush. These wise words pay off, if we’re to believe the French philosopher of the Enlightenment known for stirring up people's consciousnesses: “Pleasure provides what wisdom promises.”* *Le sottisier by Voltaire VICE VERSA : To prefer the minimalist look of a single jewel over the opulence of piling them on. And vice versa. VOILÀ : It was all worth it. WESTMINSTER : By the side of her lover the Duke of Westminster, Coco Chanel hobnobbed with English high society while finding inspiration in her lover's wardrobe. Wearing a small model diamond ring on you’re your fifth digit signifies power and the power of persuasion borrowed from the man affectionately known as Bendor. X : A letter of the alphabet, Coco Crush's hallmark and an unknown. What will your next crush be? Y COMPRIS : You're going to love all the ways of wearing Coco Crush. And you're going to wear all the ways of loving Coco Crush. Including yet to come. ZUT : A colloquial expression used to express regret for taking too long to make up your mind.

Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“
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Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“

Art In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com

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