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Daily Paper’s Resort 2020 Collection Brings an Injection of Color to Springtime Ready Staples
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Daily Paper’s Resort 2020 Collection Brings an Injection of Color to Springtime Ready Staples

Fashion Daily Paper introduces its nostalgic take on elevated basics for their mid-season Resort line as part of their main Spring Summer 2020 collection. Designed for the warmer months that lay ahead, the collection consists of a range of colorful unisex co-ords crafted from classic sportswear and workwear fabrics in a variety of comfy easy wearing shapes.   Finally, we see the return of Daily Paper classics like cotton shorts, bucket hats, graphic tees and hoodies in neutral and vibrant colorways round up the collection of casual pieces making for an extremely wearable and dependable go-to collection for your functional yet fresh summer wardrobe for the lighter and brighter times ahead.    The forthcoming Daily Paper Resort 2020 collection is priced from €55 - €140 and will be available May 22nd, 12 PM CET, at both Daily Paper storefronts in Amsterdam, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and selected retailers worldwide. Daily Paper introduces its nostalgic take on elevated basics for their mid-season Resort line as part of their main Spring Summer 2020 collection. Designed for the warmer months that lay ahead, the collection consists of a range of colorful unisex co-ords crafted from classic sportswear and workwear fabrics in a variety of comfy easy wearing shapes.   Finally, we see the return of Daily Paper classics like cotton shorts, bucket hats, graphic tees and hoodies in neutral and vibrant colorways round up the collection of casual pieces making for an extremely wearable and dependable go-to collection for your functional yet fresh summer wardrobe for the lighter and brighter times ahead.    The forthcoming Daily Paper Resort 2020 collection is priced from €55 - €140 and will be available May 22nd, 12 PM CET, at both Daily Paper storefronts in Amsterdam, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and selected retailers worldwide.

At home with Sherry Shi
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At home with Sherry Shi

Lifestyle At home exclusively with top model Sherry Shi at IMG Models. Sherry self-shot and self-edited the images, captured during her quarantine times in NYC.   Who are you  and what is your profession? My name is Sherry Shi! I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have two older siblings and two Chinese immigrant parents. I am a fashion model, but I would also consider myself a business woman. I am currently studying marketing online, however I learn the most from my experiences as a model. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to travel to so many incredible places, and to meet so many different people across the world. I would consider fashion models as business women for sure.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of the Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be? E-Commerce is definitely going to be playing a bigger role now more than ever in fashion. Companies are now seeing warehouse space as a more valuable investment than in person stores. In terms of social media, there is no doubt we've all remained strong and hopeful. Supporting and uplifting others. Giving generously and loving genuinely. I also believe we've all become more aware and grateful for the little things. How fortunate are we to have a home and to be sheltered safely? I believe that once this has all passed, we will come back stronger than ever before, and more importantly, more loving. I also feel people tend to think of the fashion industry as just clothes and pretty faces. But it is so much more than this. We are a community. A team. We stand together.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? Covid-19 and quarantine time definitely hasn't stopped my love and focus of creating. I actually find that I’ve been creating a lot more, and have been more active then I was  prior to quarantine. I have a lot more time on my hands these days since everyone including myself is social distancing and staying home!     What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion was walking the Alexander Wang show. I had gone to New York once as a child, but going there as a 16 year old felt as though it were my first ever time really stepping out of my home or comfort zone in Texas. It felt like a whole new world in the city. As a child, my older sister was modeling with our mother agency, and after a few years, my family and I eventually decided to give modeling a try. I had the opportunity to meet my current agency, IMG Worldwide. After signing with IMG, I was on the way to a dentist appointment after school when I was given the news by my parents I was going to possibly walk for the Alexander Wang 2019 resort show! When I arrived in New York (which felt like a dream) I met the most welcoming team of agents and went to the Alexander Wang fitting! After a day or two, I was confirmed! It was my first ever time really in New York, and my first ever job. It’s been such a crazy but incredible ride living in New York since!    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? -Every night before I go to bed, I always wash my face with a mild dry skin face wash, and after stepping out of the shower, I apply a moisturizing facial lotion. I absolutely cannot go anywhere without my facial cleansing wash, face lotion, oatmeal body lotion, and lip balm. They are my must haves!    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I actually learned how to properly run! I always felt so free and unstoppable while running, but since I've been running more and more, I have actually discovered there is a certain form to follow if you want to run faster and more powerfully. Such as, never turn your head to look at what's behind you, because it disturbs your momentum and balance!     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV. I actually don't tell a lot of people this, but I love to sing. Something about letting out smooth or more powerful notes feels as if I'm letting a certain message or feeling come out of my body. Sounds weird! Haha, but I love to sing.    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? Definitely a friend's only getaway trip to Seoul, Korea during holiday. I've always had a love and appreciation for the Korean culture, and just Korea in general. The Kdramas, the food, the shows, the cute guys, the energy, the music, the acting and kpop industry, etc. This is a trip I see as a must happen! I not only love the modern and sleepless asian city, I also absolutely love the nature and raw/natural landscapes of Korea. It is a dream to make the images in my head of exploring Korea with friends a reality.    What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us? On by BTS! I am obsessed with the Map of the soul: 7 album! I used to not really love kpop, but after getting to know BTS, hear their stories, and fall in love with not only them but their music, they have become my all time favorite band. I can't put into words how their performance makes me feel! It's a rush of energy and love each time seeing them.    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 thing, and yes, this is true mom! The first thing I do is open the blinds to get that natural morning sunlight as soon as possible, to reset my circadian rhythms. Next, I always make my bed. Psych and military experts have shown making your bed first thing in the morning everyday boosts productivity levels. It took a lot of nagging from my mom to be doing the second thing everyday, but I eventually grew up! Haha. The last thing i like to do before bed is to take a warm shower after brushing my teeth. I like to go straight to bed as when your body temperature starts to lower from the shower, you fall sleepier. If I dont go to bed right away after showering, I like to study or go on my electronics. On night shift mode for my devices at all times always of course.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. I have actually surprisingly never been! However I have always wanted to go. Whenever I think of Amsterdam, I think of bicycles and fun times haha!   What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you? I have actually always been very skinny, tall, and lean. My whole family is this way, and it is how I was born. I will always be a very skinny but also very active person. So when I workout, I work for strength and a healthy lifestyle more than I do for losing weight. I actually gain more weight by staying fit, because getting that toned figure involves muscle.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo has always been a painting I've remembered. I feel it has inspired me through remembering we were all created with purpose and love. It gives me hope and faith. It humbles me. It has a message that has a lot to do with how my mind works, and what I believe in with all my heart.      What is your favorite recipe? And would you like to share one with our readers? My all time favorite recipe is one that hits the heart of home, and everytime I eat this dish I feel like I'm a kid again. I used to have this dish after every meal, and after playing in the chilly or cold outdoors with some friends in the neighborhood. It just warms your entire body on a cold day. Tomato egg soup (originally taught by my mom).   What is the best part of cooking for you and what is the first thing you first ever cooked (if you remember)? -The best part is that I get to learn from my parents. I get to learn authentic Chinese recipes from my parents, that I can later pass down to my future American generations, like my own children in the future. Even though I was born and raised in Texas, I still get to remember my roots, and have appreciation for all the  sacrifices my parents endured to provide a better life for us in America when I serve and taste these meals. My first ever dish I cooked wasn't actually Chinese. I was helping one of my neighbors cook spaghetti for a church event, and when I came home, I convinced my dad to bring me to the grocery store to make the sauce for a delicious spaghetti. After cooking for my family that night, I later on learned how to add my own twists to the sauce, and keep a wonderful backstory of it with me. I also learned how to make a delicious and crispy cheese, avocado, and ham sandwich from YouTube. I learned these recipes around the age of 10, and served them for my family on several occasions    What ingredients do you must have at home always and why? Spices. Spices, spices, and more spices. The flavor. The key is the flavor and quality. Traditional Chinese spices, garlic powder, Tony Chachere’s Original Creole seasoning, etc.        INSTAGRAM: @sherryramsayshi At home exclusively with top model Sherry Shi at IMG Models. Sherry self-shot and self-edited the images, captured during her quarantine times in NYC.   Who are you  and what is your profession? My name is Sherry Shi! I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have two older siblings and two Chinese immigrant parents. I am a fashion model, but I would also consider myself a business woman. I am currently studying marketing online, however I learn the most from my experiences as a model. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to travel to so many incredible places, and to meet so many different people across the world. I would consider fashion models as business women for sure.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of the Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be? E-Commerce is definitely going to be playing a bigger role now more than ever in fashion. Companies are now seeing warehouse space as a more valuable investment than in person stores. In terms of social media, there is no doubt we've all remained strong and hopeful. Supporting and uplifting others. Giving generously and loving genuinely. I also believe we've all become more aware and grateful for the little things. How fortunate are we to have a home and to be sheltered safely? I believe that once this has all passed, we will come back stronger than ever before, and more importantly, more loving. I also feel people tend to think of the fashion industry as just clothes and pretty faces. But it is so much more than this. We are a community. A team. We stand together.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? Covid-19 and quarantine time definitely hasn't stopped my love and focus of creating. I actually find that I’ve been creating a lot more, and have been more active then I was  prior to quarantine. I have a lot more time on my hands these days since everyone including myself is social distancing and staying home!     What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion was walking the Alexander Wang show. I had gone to New York once as a child, but going there as a 16 year old felt as though it were my first ever time really stepping out of my home or comfort zone in Texas. It felt like a whole new world in the city. As a child, my older sister was modeling with our mother agency, and after a few years, my family and I eventually decided to give modeling a try. I had the opportunity to meet my current agency, IMG Worldwide. After signing with IMG, I was on the way to a dentist appointment after school when I was given the news by my parents I was going to possibly walk for the Alexander Wang 2019 resort show! When I arrived in New York (which felt like a dream) I met the most welcoming team of agents and went to the Alexander Wang fitting! After a day or two, I was confirmed! It was my first ever time really in New York, and my first ever job. It’s been such a crazy but incredible ride living in New York since!    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? -Every night before I go to bed, I always wash my face with a mild dry skin face wash, and after stepping out of the shower, I apply a moisturizing facial lotion. I absolutely cannot go anywhere without my facial cleansing wash, face lotion, oatmeal body lotion, and lip balm. They are my must haves!    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I actually learned how to properly run! I always felt so free and unstoppable while running, but since I've been running more and more, I have actually discovered there is a certain form to follow if you want to run faster and more powerfully. Such as, never turn your head to look at what's behind you, because it disturbs your momentum and balance!     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV. I actually don't tell a lot of people this, but I love to sing. Something about letting out smooth or more powerful notes feels as if I'm letting a certain message or feeling come out of my body. Sounds weird! Haha, but I love to sing.    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? Definitely a friend's only getaway trip to Seoul, Korea during holiday. I've always had a love and appreciation for the Korean culture, and just Korea in general. The Kdramas, the food, the shows, the cute guys, the energy, the music, the acting and kpop industry, etc. This is a trip I see as a must happen! I not only love the modern and sleepless asian city, I also absolutely love the nature and raw/natural landscapes of Korea. It is a dream to make the images in my head of exploring Korea with friends a reality.    What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us? On by BTS! I am obsessed with the Map of the soul: 7 album! I used to not really love kpop, but after getting to know BTS, hear their stories, and fall in love with not only them but their music, they have become my all time favorite band. I can't put into words how their performance makes me feel! It's a rush of energy and love each time seeing them.    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 thing, and yes, this is true mom! The first thing I do is open the blinds to get that natural morning sunlight as soon as possible, to reset my circadian rhythms. Next, I always make my bed. Psych and military experts have shown making your bed first thing in the morning everyday boosts productivity levels. It took a lot of nagging from my mom to be doing the second thing everyday, but I eventually grew up! Haha. The last thing i like to do before bed is to take a warm shower after brushing my teeth. I like to go straight to bed as when your body temperature starts to lower from the shower, you fall sleepier. If I dont go to bed right away after showering, I like to study or go on my electronics. On night shift mode for my devices at all times always of course.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. I have actually surprisingly never been! However I have always wanted to go. Whenever I think of Amsterdam, I think of bicycles and fun times haha!   What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you? I have actually always been very skinny, tall, and lean. My whole family is this way, and it is how I was born. I will always be a very skinny but also very active person. So when I workout, I work for strength and a healthy lifestyle more than I do for losing weight. I actually gain more weight by staying fit, because getting that toned figure involves muscle.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo has always been a painting I've remembered. I feel it has inspired me through remembering we were all created with purpose and love. It gives me hope and faith. It humbles me. It has a message that has a lot to do with how my mind works, and what I believe in with all my heart.      What is your favorite recipe? And would you like to share one with our readers? My all time favorite recipe is one that hits the heart of home, and everytime I eat this dish I feel like I'm a kid again. I used to have this dish after every meal, and after playing in the chilly or cold outdoors with some friends in the neighborhood. It just warms your entire body on a cold day. Tomato egg soup (originally taught by my mom).   What is the best part of cooking for you and what is the first thing you first ever cooked (if you remember)? -The best part is that I get to learn from my parents. I get to learn authentic Chinese recipes from my parents, that I can later pass down to my future American generations, like my own children in the future. Even though I was born and raised in Texas, I still get to remember my roots, and have appreciation for all the  sacrifices my parents endured to provide a better life for us in America when I serve and taste these meals. My first ever dish I cooked wasn't actually Chinese. I was helping one of my neighbors cook spaghetti for a church event, and when I came home, I convinced my dad to bring me to the grocery store to make the sauce for a delicious spaghetti. After cooking for my family that night, I later on learned how to add my own twists to the sauce, and keep a wonderful backstory of it with me. I also learned how to make a delicious and crispy cheese, avocado, and ham sandwich from YouTube. I learned these recipes around the age of 10, and served them for my family on several occasions    What ingredients do you must have at home always and why? Spices. Spices, spices, and more spices. The flavor. The key is the flavor and quality. Traditional Chinese spices, garlic powder, Tony Chachere’s Original Creole seasoning, etc.        INSTAGRAM: @sherryramsayshi

Filling Pieces releases Carabiner Heel
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Filling Pieces releases Carabiner Heel

Accessories FILLING PIECES reveals its first ever heel design with futuristic digital animation. The Carabineris one of a number of new and innovative footwear styles premiered alongside the brand’s second SS20 Ready-to-Wear release. The model-less animation is a nod to the present and a vision of what may be to come, transcending beyond the world as we know it. The muse of the collection entitled ‘Family’, is the CEO Mom - head of the family and personification of the “dream chasers, gamechangers and mountain movers” for whom the shoe is designed.   “This is something we have been working towards for a while and we wanted to make sure we did it right. The Carabiner heel is a literal translation of climbing to the top. This shoe has been created to empower those who wear it.”- Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director.   The Carabiner, described as a ‘sophisticated and outspoken premium leather sandal’, Hybrid Chelsea Boot and Mom Loaferare amongst the more feminine additions to the collection which explores the duality of classic formalwear and sport luxe. Filling Pieces’ second drop of their SS20 RTW collection is available from 20.5.20. Expect the usual high quality craftsmanship, new shapes, silhouettes and distinctive detailing.   The SS20 campaign celebrates the concept of family in all its forms - not limited to the biological and highlighting the kinship between friends, collectives and communities, united by diversity.   Credits : Artist Baptiste Labat @batlabat  Special thanks to @blonde.media FILLING PIECES reveals its first ever heel design with futuristic digital animation. The Carabineris one of a number of new and innovative footwear styles premiered alongside the brand’s second SS20 Ready-to-Wear release. The model-less animation is a nod to the present and a vision of what may be to come, transcending beyond the world as we know it. The muse of the collection entitled ‘Family’, is the CEO Mom - head of the family and personification of the “dream chasers, gamechangers and mountain movers” for whom the shoe is designed.   “This is something we have been working towards for a while and we wanted to make sure we did it right. The Carabiner heel is a literal translation of climbing to the top. This shoe has been created to empower those who wear it.”- Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director.   The Carabiner, described as a ‘sophisticated and outspoken premium leather sandal’, Hybrid Chelsea Boot and Mom Loaferare amongst the more feminine additions to the collection which explores the duality of classic formalwear and sport luxe. Filling Pieces’ second drop of their SS20 RTW collection is available from 20.5.20. Expect the usual high quality craftsmanship, new shapes, silhouettes and distinctive detailing.   The SS20 campaign celebrates the concept of family in all its forms - not limited to the biological and highlighting the kinship between friends, collectives and communities, united by diversity.   Credits : Artist Baptiste Labat @batlabat  Special thanks to @blonde.media

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Inspiring curated pages with Oumayma
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Inspiring curated pages with Oumayma

Style Getting inspired during quarantine can be a struggle. Thank god there are plenty of inspiring curated pages that you can find on Instagram. I've made a selection of visual pages to give you an inspirational boost:   TWOARABMINDS / https://www.instagram.com/twoarabminds A page that really reminds me of my childhood with a lot of nostalgic vibes and creative images to get inspired.   STYLE ME FRESH / https://www.instagram.com/stylemefresh Need some style inspiration? Make sure to follow Style Me Fresh for some fresh ideas and inspiring looks you can copy.   NEONTALK / https://www.instagram.com/neontalk Take me back to the 80’s! This page has all the 80’s and early 90’s aesthetics I’ve been looking for. From classic commercials to crazy interior ideas, they have it all.   VIRGOMOOD / https://www.instagram.com/virgomood This page is all about body inspiration from different models from the 90’s and 00’s. This page does not only feature all type of bodies but also remind us of how beautiful women from all around the world are.   SOMEWHEREIWOULDLIKETOLIVE /https://www.instagram.com/somewhereiwouldliketolive Dreaming away during quarantine is OK, let this page help you with that. They share the most extraordinary and beautiful living spots all around the world. I’m a huge fan.   FASHIIONGONEROUGE / https://www.instagram.com/fashiiongonerouge Simplicity is key. This page reminds me that with only key basic items I could create a variation of different kinds of looks.   JACQUEMUS https://www.instagram.com/jacquemus He is not only a designer as it turns out that he has a talent for creating mood boards as well. I’ve been a fan since the beginning and I’ve started loving him even more when he used his platform to call out different artists all around the world. Getting inspired during quarantine can be a struggle. Thank god there are plenty of inspiring curated pages that you can find on Instagram. I've made a selection of visual pages to give you an inspirational boost:   TWOARABMINDS / https://www.instagram.com/twoarabminds A page that really reminds me of my childhood with a lot of nostalgic vibes and creative images to get inspired.   STYLE ME FRESH / https://www.instagram.com/stylemefresh Need some style inspiration? Make sure to follow Style Me Fresh for some fresh ideas and inspiring looks you can copy.   NEONTALK / https://www.instagram.com/neontalk Take me back to the 80’s! This page has all the 80’s and early 90’s aesthetics I’ve been looking for. From classic commercials to crazy interior ideas, they have it all.   VIRGOMOOD / https://www.instagram.com/virgomood This page is all about body inspiration from different models from the 90’s and 00’s. This page does not only feature all type of bodies but also remind us of how beautiful women from all around the world are.   SOMEWHEREIWOULDLIKETOLIVE /https://www.instagram.com/somewhereiwouldliketolive Dreaming away during quarantine is OK, let this page help you with that. They share the most extraordinary and beautiful living spots all around the world. I’m a huge fan.   FASHIIONGONEROUGE / https://www.instagram.com/fashiiongonerouge Simplicity is key. This page reminds me that with only key basic items I could create a variation of different kinds of looks.   JACQUEMUS https://www.instagram.com/jacquemus He is not only a designer as it turns out that he has a talent for creating mood boards as well. I’ve been a fan since the beginning and I’ve started loving him even more when he used his platform to call out different artists all around the world.

At home with Will Peltz
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At home with Will Peltz

Fashion Exclusive interview with the talented actor and model Will Peltz, photographed by Justin Campbell.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? - I just recently have joined my family in quarantine and have taken the opportunity to spend time together. We play chess, watch old movies and prepare meals together. At this time the world is a different place so we have to adapt and create in different ways.       What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion would definitely be when I got my first pair of Jordan’s and is still very much a part of my style today. I’ve always been a sneaker head. I did a piece with Interview Magazine promoting my movie Men, Women and Children which brought me into the fashion world.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Washing my face and applying sunscreen.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I’ve learned to take my time with things. I was always in such a rush before.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV? I’m double jointed in both of my thumbs :).      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes? A movie theatre!      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  I’ve actually been listening to a lot of classical music. I find it very calming.       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 thing I do when I wake up is have my morning coffee. My nightly routine changes every night.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. Unfortunately I have not but I can’t wait to go someday.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  I’ve been doing a lot of walking and rollerblading lately but honestly I can’t wait to play basketball when quarantine is over.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  ‘Starry night’ by Van Gogh, not yet.       How was it like being a part of Euphoria?   It was really cool to be a part of a show that speaks so honestly to this generation.      Do you have any new roles coming up soon? Yes, I’m very excited to be playing the role of Luke in the upcoming film, Thirteen Minutes. Exclusive interview with the talented actor and model Will Peltz, photographed by Justin Campbell.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? - I just recently have joined my family in quarantine and have taken the opportunity to spend time together. We play chess, watch old movies and prepare meals together. At this time the world is a different place so we have to adapt and create in different ways.       What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion would definitely be when I got my first pair of Jordan’s and is still very much a part of my style today. I’ve always been a sneaker head. I did a piece with Interview Magazine promoting my movie Men, Women and Children which brought me into the fashion world.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Washing my face and applying sunscreen.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I’ve learned to take my time with things. I was always in such a rush before.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV? I’m double jointed in both of my thumbs :).      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes? A movie theatre!      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  I’ve actually been listening to a lot of classical music. I find it very calming.       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 thing I do when I wake up is have my morning coffee. My nightly routine changes every night.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. Unfortunately I have not but I can’t wait to go someday.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  I’ve been doing a lot of walking and rollerblading lately but honestly I can’t wait to play basketball when quarantine is over.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  ‘Starry night’ by Van Gogh, not yet.       How was it like being a part of Euphoria?   It was really cool to be a part of a show that speaks so honestly to this generation.      Do you have any new roles coming up soon? Yes, I’m very excited to be playing the role of Luke in the upcoming film, Thirteen Minutes.

In conversation with Denitza Margova & Franziska Nellessen
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In conversation with Denitza Margova & Franziska Nellessen

Fashion Get ready for summer! Whether we can only long for remote holiday destinations for the time being or whether we can actually pack our bags again soon: The new jewellery collection from Margova for EDITED invites you to dream!    Whitewashed houses, golden rays of sunlight, blue skies and the lush, shimmering sea: „The inspiration for the collection has its origins in summer and is influenced by the Bohemian- Mediterranean way of life in Greece and the colour blue, which is an integral part of the scenery there“, explains designer Denitza Margova. Blue is known as the colour of air and water, of longing and vastness. By using rich tones, delicate pearls and light materials, the designer references her Greek roots and reinterprets them. The result is a beautiful jewelry collection that is cool yet elegant at the same time – the typical Margova mix.   All materials are sourced in Germany and manufactured with the finest craftsmanship, mainly in Germany.     What is the inspiration behind the collection and what is it influenced by?   Denitza Margova: The collection started with the idea of summer and where I love to spend it the most. I dove into the world of my great grandparents, who come from a small village near the Greek coast. The collection is inspired by the bohemian Mediterranean way of life and the color blue.   Why are EDITED and MARGOVA the perfect match for this collaboration?   Franziska Nellessen: We love to team up with strong and unique local brands, whose aesthetics and values match our brand. I am an admirer of the jewellery collections of MARGOVA since years and therefore super happy we have created this collection together.   How did you incorporate your roots into the new collection?   DM: With this collection I am embracing my roots in a modern way with rich colours, delicate pearls and light materials. Characteristics of the aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity and an appreciation of the integrity of natural materials. This results in beautiful and unusual combinations.      What is your favourite summer memory?   DM: I have a couple. But most of them include sitting outside with my loved ones and enjoy great food and drinks, have a laugh and end up dancing J   FN: I always loved watching sunsets and sunrises. The sky awaking and transforming into different shades of pink and purple are my favourite moments of the day.     Which scent reminds you of summer?   DM: Fig trees and that specific smell of a mild summer night.    FN: Olive trees and sun protection lotion.     Which feeling do you want people to get from this capsule collection?   DM: I want people to feel light and happy while wearing it.   FN: Jewellery is the icing on the cake – the final touch to every outfit. These pieces should freshen up your everyday looks.    What is your favourite item from the collection?   DM: It’s definitely the RAW necklace, because every single necklace is unique. I just love the uneven raw texture of that recycled silk yarn I used for it.    FN: I have to endorse D`s opinion. It is something you have not seen much before. But I am also quite fond of the ring and always love a good anklet.     What is your favourite artwork and has it inspired you for any of your work?   DM: I love the work from Willem de Kooning and I can definitely see myself doing a de Kooning inspired collection one day.     How do you stay positive and creative during these difficult times?   DM: Not sure what it is, but I have the feeling that people became more patient. Everything takes a bit longer and this also gives me the chance to create new designs. Usually my days are full with everyday office work and I get everything done right away. After a busy day I am mostly too exhausted to do new designs, but I’m just taking everything a bit slower now and it works for me.    FN: I have an eleven months old daughter at home, who sparks a lot of joy. I enjoy going on walks with her no matter what weather and my highlight each day is cake and coffee in the afternoon.     What are your quarantine essentials?   DM: A facemask every other day and long walks with my dog.   FN: 30 minute barre workouts every other day, coffee and cuddle time.     When and where will the collection be available?   FN: The collection will launch on the 19thof May on the EDITED (https://www.edited.nl/)and Margova (https://margova.com/) websites and in our EDITED stores in Germany and Austria.     Get ready for summer! Whether we can only long for remote holiday destinations for the time being or whether we can actually pack our bags again soon: The new jewellery collection from Margova for EDITED invites you to dream!    Whitewashed houses, golden rays of sunlight, blue skies and the lush, shimmering sea: „The inspiration for the collection has its origins in summer and is influenced by the Bohemian- Mediterranean way of life in Greece and the colour blue, which is an integral part of the scenery there“, explains designer Denitza Margova. Blue is known as the colour of air and water, of longing and vastness. By using rich tones, delicate pearls and light materials, the designer references her Greek roots and reinterprets them. The result is a beautiful jewelry collection that is cool yet elegant at the same time – the typical Margova mix.   All materials are sourced in Germany and manufactured with the finest craftsmanship, mainly in Germany.     What is the inspiration behind the collection and what is it influenced by?   Denitza Margova: The collection started with the idea of summer and where I love to spend it the most. I dove into the world of my great grandparents, who come from a small village near the Greek coast. The collection is inspired by the bohemian Mediterranean way of life and the color blue.   Why are EDITED and MARGOVA the perfect match for this collaboration?   Franziska Nellessen: We love to team up with strong and unique local brands, whose aesthetics and values match our brand. I am an admirer of the jewellery collections of MARGOVA since years and therefore super happy we have created this collection together.   How did you incorporate your roots into the new collection?   DM: With this collection I am embracing my roots in a modern way with rich colours, delicate pearls and light materials. Characteristics of the aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity and an appreciation of the integrity of natural materials. This results in beautiful and unusual combinations.      What is your favourite summer memory?   DM: I have a couple. But most of them include sitting outside with my loved ones and enjoy great food and drinks, have a laugh and end up dancing J   FN: I always loved watching sunsets and sunrises. The sky awaking and transforming into different shades of pink and purple are my favourite moments of the day.     Which scent reminds you of summer?   DM: Fig trees and that specific smell of a mild summer night.    FN: Olive trees and sun protection lotion.     Which feeling do you want people to get from this capsule collection?   DM: I want people to feel light and happy while wearing it.   FN: Jewellery is the icing on the cake – the final touch to every outfit. These pieces should freshen up your everyday looks.    What is your favourite item from the collection?   DM: It’s definitely the RAW necklace, because every single necklace is unique. I just love the uneven raw texture of that recycled silk yarn I used for it.    FN: I have to endorse D`s opinion. It is something you have not seen much before. But I am also quite fond of the ring and always love a good anklet.     What is your favourite artwork and has it inspired you for any of your work?   DM: I love the work from Willem de Kooning and I can definitely see myself doing a de Kooning inspired collection one day.     How do you stay positive and creative during these difficult times?   DM: Not sure what it is, but I have the feeling that people became more patient. Everything takes a bit longer and this also gives me the chance to create new designs. Usually my days are full with everyday office work and I get everything done right away. After a busy day I am mostly too exhausted to do new designs, but I’m just taking everything a bit slower now and it works for me.    FN: I have an eleven months old daughter at home, who sparks a lot of joy. I enjoy going on walks with her no matter what weather and my highlight each day is cake and coffee in the afternoon.     What are your quarantine essentials?   DM: A facemask every other day and long walks with my dog.   FN: 30 minute barre workouts every other day, coffee and cuddle time.     When and where will the collection be available?   FN: The collection will launch on the 19thof May on the EDITED (https://www.edited.nl/)and Margova (https://margova.com/) websites and in our EDITED stores in Germany and Austria.    

Launch of the Tread Sliks by Alexander McQueen
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Launch of the Tread Sliks by Alexander McQueen

Accessories The Tread Slick was first seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection. It features an oversized rubber sole with a canvas upper in seasonal colours and is a lighter incarnation of its leather predecessor, the Tread Boot. Upholding a fusion of form and function, craftsmanship and strength, the Tread Slick is now a pillar of the house of Alexander McQueen.   On Monday 18th May they launched the new Tread Slicks, a unisex canvas boot. Inspired by workwear boots with XL sole, they have a canvas body ensuring a lighter and more summery feel. We managed to make some photographers taking pictures around the world: Alice Schillaci, Lea Colombo, Adama Jalloh, Ethan James Green, Julia Noni, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Chloe Le Drezen, Eddie Wrey. The Tread Slick was first seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection. It features an oversized rubber sole with a canvas upper in seasonal colours and is a lighter incarnation of its leather predecessor, the Tread Boot. Upholding a fusion of form and function, craftsmanship and strength, the Tread Slick is now a pillar of the house of Alexander McQueen.   On Monday 18th May they launched the new Tread Slicks, a unisex canvas boot. Inspired by workwear boots with XL sole, they have a canvas body ensuring a lighter and more summery feel. We managed to make some photographers taking pictures around the world: Alice Schillaci, Lea Colombo, Adama Jalloh, Ethan James Green, Julia Noni, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Chloe Le Drezen, Eddie Wrey.

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

Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch
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Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​     Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​    

Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign
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Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

Men Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world. Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world.

At home with Pietro Boselli
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At home with Pietro Boselli

Men Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    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? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    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 have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it.  Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    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? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    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 have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it. 

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE  ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’

Art On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari. On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari.

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