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FONDATION CARTIER POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN ANNOUNCES THE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF NATURE
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FONDATION CARTIER POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN ANNOUNCES THE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF NATURE

Film The Fondation Cartier is pleased to announce the European festival premiere of Nature, the new lm by legendary Armenian lmmaker Artavazd Pelechian at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (November 17 – 28th, 2021).     Commissioned in 2005 by Fondation Cartier and ZKM Filminstitut in Karlsruhe, Nature is the culmination of 15 years of work and the director’s rst feature lm in nearly 30 years. Comprised of a montage of found disaster footage, the lm marks a return to one of Pelechian’s favorite themes – humanity’s relationship with the natural world.     Images in Nature were taken from archives, reworked (slowed, reframed, inverted) and edited together to produce veritable visual poems that escape the classical distinction between ction and documentary. “I am convinced that cinema can convey certain things that no language in the world can translate. For me, it goes back to the Tower of Babel, to before the division into di erent languages,” says Pelechian.     A dedicated website conceived for the exhibition of Artavazd Pelechian at the Fondation Cartier (2020-2021) and Encounter with Artavazd Pelechian is the fruit of an ambitious research e ort conducted in close collaboration with the artist. It explores Pelechian’s history with rare documents, historical photos and a number of contributions by major gures from the art and lm worlds, including lmmakers Atom Egoyan, Andrei Ujică and Pietro Marcello.     Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature (2020) was produced by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and ZKM Filminstitut with support from the Folk Arts Hub Foundation. It will be screened on Friday, November 19, at 5:30 pm in the Tuschinski Theatre, on Sunday the 21st at 10:00 am and Friday the 26th at 03:00 pm in the Eye Filmmuseum as well as on the 24th of November at 09:30 pm at Rialto de Pijp. Further ticket information can be found here.     On the occasion of his new lm, IDFA will award Pelechian with the Lifetime Achievement Award and screen three treasures from his oeuvre, introducing a new generation to his unparalleled work. One of the auteur’s earliest lms, We, rousingly honors the people of Armenia and their tumultuous history, marking the birth of the lmmaker’s signature distance montage technique. In Seasons of the Year, the director orchestrates a magni cent yet bittersweet symphony of human existence centering on an isolated community in the remote Armenian mountaintops. Finally, in Our Century, Pelechian turns to the 20th century space race of the U.S. and U.S.S.R., capturing the terri c nature of humanity crossing a cosmic threshold.   The Fondation Cartier is pleased to announce the European festival premiere of Nature, the new lm by legendary Armenian lmmaker Artavazd Pelechian at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (November 17 – 28th, 2021).     Commissioned in 2005 by Fondation Cartier and ZKM Filminstitut in Karlsruhe, Nature is the culmination of 15 years of work and the director’s rst feature lm in nearly 30 years. Comprised of a montage of found disaster footage, the lm marks a return to one of Pelechian’s favorite themes – humanity’s relationship with the natural world.     Images in Nature were taken from archives, reworked (slowed, reframed, inverted) and edited together to produce veritable visual poems that escape the classical distinction between ction and documentary. “I am convinced that cinema can convey certain things that no language in the world can translate. For me, it goes back to the Tower of Babel, to before the division into di erent languages,” says Pelechian.     A dedicated website conceived for the exhibition of Artavazd Pelechian at the Fondation Cartier (2020-2021) and Encounter with Artavazd Pelechian is the fruit of an ambitious research e ort conducted in close collaboration with the artist. It explores Pelechian’s history with rare documents, historical photos and a number of contributions by major gures from the art and lm worlds, including lmmakers Atom Egoyan, Andrei Ujică and Pietro Marcello.     Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature (2020) was produced by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and ZKM Filminstitut with support from the Folk Arts Hub Foundation. It will be screened on Friday, November 19, at 5:30 pm in the Tuschinski Theatre, on Sunday the 21st at 10:00 am and Friday the 26th at 03:00 pm in the Eye Filmmuseum as well as on the 24th of November at 09:30 pm at Rialto de Pijp. Further ticket information can be found here.     On the occasion of his new lm, IDFA will award Pelechian with the Lifetime Achievement Award and screen three treasures from his oeuvre, introducing a new generation to his unparalleled work. One of the auteur’s earliest lms, We, rousingly honors the people of Armenia and their tumultuous history, marking the birth of the lmmaker’s signature distance montage technique. In Seasons of the Year, the director orchestrates a magni cent yet bittersweet symphony of human existence centering on an isolated community in the remote Armenian mountaintops. Finally, in Our Century, Pelechian turns to the 20th century space race of the U.S. and U.S.S.R., capturing the terri c nature of humanity crossing a cosmic threshold.  

CARTIER LAUNCHES LOVE IS ALL FILM
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CARTIER LAUNCHES LOVE IS ALL FILM

Jewelry Cartier presents LOVE IS ALL, an unparalleled choral film, an ode to love. It represents the vision of a Maison that celebrates universal and timeless love and aims to share it in a spirit of delight and generosity.     Filmed between Paris, Los Angeles and Shanghai, LOVE IS ALL is a testament to family in all its forms. It brings together a number of Friends of the Maison for the first time with an extraordinary cast that includes Ella Balinska, Mariacarla Boscono, Monica Bellucci, Khatia Buniatishvili, Lily Collins, Golshifteh Farahani, Mélanie Laurent, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Annabelle Wallis, Jackson Wang and Maisie Williams.     These 12 singular personalities build on each other’s creativity and energy through this joyous melody, showing how important cultural and artistic diversity is to the vitality of a Maison such as Cartier.     “It’s a part of the Cartier philosophy to believe that we are stronger and more authentic together, and that’s why we have gathered this inspiring community of artists who embrace life with a sense of celebration. Together, they seem to defy gravity through Cartier’s red box, which they have filled with a sense of joy.” – Arnaud Carrez, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.     Directed by the young British director and fashion photographer Charlotte Wales, known for her fresh, considered and light-hearted approach, this film reflects what is important to Cartier: the belief that each person’s singularity is enriched by others’, and that these connections reinforce our talents. It is an unreserved statement of appreciation for the arts and for culture from a Maison that knows we must think outside the box, push boundaries and overcome barriers, and anything else that holds back our lives or our desire to free our hearts.   Watch the video here.   LOVE IS ALL is also a significant song choice, a pop melody composed in the 70s by Roger Glover and Ronnie James Dio. “Everybody’s got to live together”. Cartier’s film shares the universal message behind these warm and joyful lyrics as we celebrate the festive season, the most important time for coming together and celebrating family.     Cartier presents LOVE IS ALL, an unparalleled choral film, an ode to love. It represents the vision of a Maison that celebrates universal and timeless love and aims to share it in a spirit of delight and generosity.     Filmed between Paris, Los Angeles and Shanghai, LOVE IS ALL is a testament to family in all its forms. It brings together a number of Friends of the Maison for the first time with an extraordinary cast that includes Ella Balinska, Mariacarla Boscono, Monica Bellucci, Khatia Buniatishvili, Lily Collins, Golshifteh Farahani, Mélanie Laurent, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Annabelle Wallis, Jackson Wang and Maisie Williams.     These 12 singular personalities build on each other’s creativity and energy through this joyous melody, showing how important cultural and artistic diversity is to the vitality of a Maison such as Cartier.     “It’s a part of the Cartier philosophy to believe that we are stronger and more authentic together, and that’s why we have gathered this inspiring community of artists who embrace life with a sense of celebration. Together, they seem to defy gravity through Cartier’s red box, which they have filled with a sense of joy.” – Arnaud Carrez, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.     Directed by the young British director and fashion photographer Charlotte Wales, known for her fresh, considered and light-hearted approach, this film reflects what is important to Cartier: the belief that each person’s singularity is enriched by others’, and that these connections reinforce our talents. It is an unreserved statement of appreciation for the arts and for culture from a Maison that knows we must think outside the box, push boundaries and overcome barriers, and anything else that holds back our lives or our desire to free our hearts.   Watch the video here.   LOVE IS ALL is also a significant song choice, a pop melody composed in the 70s by Roger Glover and Ronnie James Dio. “Everybody’s got to live together”. Cartier’s film shares the universal message behind these warm and joyful lyrics as we celebrate the festive season, the most important time for coming together and celebrating family.    

BULGARI’S GOLD IS 100% ETHICALLY SOURCED
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BULGARI’S GOLD IS 100% ETHICALLY SOURCED

Jewelry Bulgari is proud to announce that starting from the 1st January 2022, 100% of its jewels will be officially produced with gold from fully traceable certified sources.     Due to its comprehensive tracking and auditing system, Bulgari is today the first and only player in the global jewellery scene who will be able to claim to produce 100% of its jewels with gold coming from certified sourcesfrom the 1st January 2022.      The unique and ambitious milestone of offering jewels made from fully ethical gold is the result of a continuous improvement process across our value chain. This comes alongside with the renewal of the prestigious Chain-of-Custody certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), of which Bulgari has been a member since 2006. The three-year certification, first obtained by the company in 2015, promotes the usage of responsibly sourced gold across the entire supply chain, confirming Bulgari’s commitment to transparency and gold traceability through its manufacturing and sourcing processes as well as through those of its suppliers, while keeping the highest consideration for ethics and environment.   “The sustainable issue in the luxury segment is becoming an increasingly important requirement in the certification world that provides the guarantee of a responsibly managed supply chain. At Bulgari we are committed to transparency and traceability through our manufacturing process as well as those of our suppliers. Since 2015 our gold is sourced from RJC-certified suppliers and our consistent commitment has driven us to a full production made of certified gold from 2022.” said the Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin on this new milestone.     With the intention of securing long-term compliance with RJC Chain-of-Custody standard provisions, Bulgari has implemented an appropriate internal and external management system to ensure the segregation of CoC-certified material in each step of the manufacturing process from metal procurement to the final product.    The executive Director of the Responsible Jewellery Council Iris Van der Veken commented:“I would like to congratulate Bulgari on the renewal of their certification, which testify the continuous and strong effort towards crafting responsible products. This result is even more remarkable considering the Company achievement that starting from the beginning of 2022, 100% of its jewels will be produced with gold from fully traceable certified sources; an important milestone for the whole industry. In this era of trust and resilience, now more than ever there is a need for companies to inspire, take action and commit towards a journey of purpose, and continuous improvement. Bulgari’s achievement testifies once more the Company commitment topromote ethical practices across the jewellery and watch value chain.”      Bulgari also implements the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict- Affected and High-Risk Areas, including the provisions of the Supplement on Goldand is conducting Due Diligence across its gold supply chain.   Bulgari is proud to announce that starting from the 1st January 2022, 100% of its jewels will be officially produced with gold from fully traceable certified sources.     Due to its comprehensive tracking and auditing system, Bulgari is today the first and only player in the global jewellery scene who will be able to claim to produce 100% of its jewels with gold coming from certified sourcesfrom the 1st January 2022.      The unique and ambitious milestone of offering jewels made from fully ethical gold is the result of a continuous improvement process across our value chain. This comes alongside with the renewal of the prestigious Chain-of-Custody certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), of which Bulgari has been a member since 2006. The three-year certification, first obtained by the company in 2015, promotes the usage of responsibly sourced gold across the entire supply chain, confirming Bulgari’s commitment to transparency and gold traceability through its manufacturing and sourcing processes as well as through those of its suppliers, while keeping the highest consideration for ethics and environment.   “The sustainable issue in the luxury segment is becoming an increasingly important requirement in the certification world that provides the guarantee of a responsibly managed supply chain. At Bulgari we are committed to transparency and traceability through our manufacturing process as well as those of our suppliers. Since 2015 our gold is sourced from RJC-certified suppliers and our consistent commitment has driven us to a full production made of certified gold from 2022.” said the Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin on this new milestone.     With the intention of securing long-term compliance with RJC Chain-of-Custody standard provisions, Bulgari has implemented an appropriate internal and external management system to ensure the segregation of CoC-certified material in each step of the manufacturing process from metal procurement to the final product.    The executive Director of the Responsible Jewellery Council Iris Van der Veken commented:“I would like to congratulate Bulgari on the renewal of their certification, which testify the continuous and strong effort towards crafting responsible products. This result is even more remarkable considering the Company achievement that starting from the beginning of 2022, 100% of its jewels will be produced with gold from fully traceable certified sources; an important milestone for the whole industry. In this era of trust and resilience, now more than ever there is a need for companies to inspire, take action and commit towards a journey of purpose, and continuous improvement. Bulgari’s achievement testifies once more the Company commitment topromote ethical practices across the jewellery and watch value chain.”      Bulgari also implements the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict- Affected and High-Risk Areas, including the provisions of the Supplement on Goldand is conducting Due Diligence across its gold supply chain.  

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 OMEGA Constellation campaign featuring Kaia Gerber
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OMEGA Constellation campaign featuring Kaia Gerber

Watches Since the early 50’s OMEGA’s Constellation has been a symbol of unrivalled precision and beauty in watchmaking.      Fast-forward 70 plus years and our iconic timepiece is still first choice for the world’s most discerning women, including award-winning actresses – and sought-after models.  Thei latest campaign for the Constellation features a star of the emerging generation, Kaia Gerber.      Shot in striking black and white, the new campaign captures the hard-working model and friend of OMEGA Kaia Gerber, reflecting on her personal style and wearing the most recent editions of OMEGA’s 5th generation makeover, first introduced in 1982.     Thanks to Kaia’s effortless sense of style, unique talent and grounded personality, our latest Constellation campaign has already taken the world’s most familiar timepiece into exciting new territory.      Since the early 50’s OMEGA’s Constellation has been a symbol of unrivalled precision and beauty in watchmaking.      Fast-forward 70 plus years and our iconic timepiece is still first choice for the world’s most discerning women, including award-winning actresses – and sought-after models.  Thei latest campaign for the Constellation features a star of the emerging generation, Kaia Gerber.      Shot in striking black and white, the new campaign captures the hard-working model and friend of OMEGA Kaia Gerber, reflecting on her personal style and wearing the most recent editions of OMEGA’s 5th generation makeover, first introduced in 1982.     Thanks to Kaia’s effortless sense of style, unique talent and grounded personality, our latest Constellation campaign has already taken the world’s most familiar timepiece into exciting new territory.     

In conversation with Edvin Ryding & Omar Rudberg
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In conversation with Edvin Ryding & Omar Rudberg

Film A conversation with Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg about day-to-day life, being Young Royals and having a farm on the countryside.       Who are Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg and what does your usual day look like?    Omar: I'm a nice and fun guy and also really calm and lazy.  At the same time, I'm really passionate and willing to do a lot when it comes to the things I love to do. It is important to me to focus on topics I care about, otherwise I lose attention. Friends are very important to me. I like to spend my free time with them.  On a regular day, I would chill at a friend’s house play video games like Nintendo.  I like to take it easy, that is why I haven’t been to a club in a really long time.    Edvin: Actually when I listen to Omar’s description of himself, I don't think we're too different. I also like to chill out, relax, and be with friends. Whenever I'm with friends or generally in a social situation I'm very extroverted and that's a relief because I like to surround myself with a lot of people.  Acting is what I love most and I'm so grateful that I’ve been having the opportunity to pursue this passion for 13 years now.  Acting helps me with being able to express everything through different personas.     What is your aspiration in life and where do you get your inspiration?    E: I’d say that I aspire to create as many different artworks as possible. My inspiration comes from day-to-day life. I am very inspired by my friends and my family and, of course, the people I look up to in my work-life. I try to find inspiration from as many sources as possible.   O: When I think about what my aspiration in life is, I just think about Beyonce and the answer she’s giving. She says that she aspires to be happy. I cannot think about anything else. I mean, it's just right. We wouldn't be able to do things if we weren’t, happy. I see my job as something fun instead of work. If you just see everything from a fun perspective, and you're happy and healthy and you feel good, then you'll be able to do your job forever.  My inspiration is my day-to-day life and the dreams that I've had since a young age. That's what keeps me going. I just see this goal in front of me, and I put all my energy into achieving it.    When and how did you have your debut as an actor?    E: I was five when I got my first part, which was actually a coincidence.  There's a very well-known and experienced casting director in Sweden, who's been working since the 90s.  At the time she was casting for a thriller series on Swedish television and simultaneously buying a bed online from friends of my family.  On her way there someone called telling her what kind of actors she’d have to cast. When she arrived, she had to explain why she was late and asked them if they happen to know a five-year-old with brown eyes. Our friends told her that they don’t know what my eye color was but that I am five, and the kind of the kid that puts on shows and dresses up whenever we have guests over for dinner. So I guess they saw some theatrical talent in me. They gave the casting director my mom's number. Shortly after that, I auditioned and then I got the part.     O: I started acting at the beginning of 2020. I have a friend who got a role back then for a series. Back then she called me, which was a week after we met for the first time. She told me that they were looking for a guy like me who can sing, is Spanish, and is around 21 years old. I decided to audition even though I’ve never done this before since I've had this dream since I was a kid. My main focus was music and singing but whenever I watched movies and series, I was amazed. I really wanted to be a part of that.  I ended up not getting the role. Sometime later I joined the casting w for "Young Royals" and then that's how it all started. It's my debut. So I'm new to the game.     Did you always want to become an actor? And if not, what was your initial dream job?   E: Omar you wanted to be a dancer, right? Sorry. Did you want to be a dancer?     O: I've always loved dancing but I knew that one day I’d be singing and dancing anyway so it was never just my dream to make songs and be on stages. I did have the dream to be an actor as well. If I had to name another career I wanted to pursue as a kid it would be the job of a Farmer. I wanted to have all the animals you can think of. A farm in the middle of nowhere watching the sunrise and starting your day bright and early to feed the animals would be great.  E: I never had a different dream than becoming an actor. It was more about finding different things that brought me joy to have a backup plan if I wouldn't have succeeded in actually becoming an actor. Honestly, that could’ve been anything from being an architect, a cook, or a police officer. Because I started at such a young age with acting I quickly realized that I had so much fun doing it, that I knew I was going to do it forever though.      Netflix’s Young Royals became very popular quickly after the release. How was it for you to play Wilhelm and Simon and in what way can you identify yourself with the characters and could you ever imagine being a young royal?    E: Omar and I talked about this before. There are certain things why we can relate to these characters. I can see myself in Wilhelms when it comes to his struggles with anxiety. I have done my research about the royal families but there's so much more behind it that we, as civilians, don't get to know. So we'll never know exactly what it's like. From what I've read and what I've seen, I know I don't think I would want to be a young royal. Do you agree, Omar?     O: I agree. It would be fun to try it out for a day or a week, but not forever. Edvin really tried to be a prince on set sometimes though.  I can relate a lot to Simon. Whenever he's at school, with friends, but also when he comes home to his Latin American mother and they speak Spanish. They have this same little connection. Life at school is not the easiest thing for him and that way I see myself in Simon. I cannot relate to his grades though.     What impact did the breakthrough of the show have on your personal life?    E: I take pictures with people on the street and there are so many new messages filled with love every day which is incredible and surreal sometimes. After sharing pictures of my dog on Twitter I started receiving gifts like stuffed animals and goodies for him.     O: I agree. Here in Sweden, it’s been even more intense lately. Now that it’s almost winter and it gets cold, indoor spaces get more crowded. So if you go on the subway it's a lot more people in the same spot. It’s so nice to see that there are so many fans of the show.  Until now it’s not too crazy, meaning that we manage to get around without trouble.      E: I actually had a police officer tell me last night that she had seen young royals and she thought you and me were great, Omar. That was quite an experience.      O: That's crazy. My friends and I were pulled over the other week when we were in the car by police officers. They just wanted to see our IDs.     You recently went on a trip to Berlin for the Cartier Clash [Un]limited exhibition. Was it your first time in Berlin? How was your experience in general?    E: The whole trip was incredible and we were so well taken care of.  It was super nice meeting new people and different artists from all around the world. It was also overwhelming at one point when Omar and I had a moment of realization at the exhibition. I asked him if he could’ve ever imagined after shooting a series in Sweden for three months to be able to have these kinds of opportunities. I mean Yeah I tried on a Cartier ring, which was super pretty, and then Timothée Chalamet wore the same ring at the premiere of his new movie “Dune”.   O: I loved Berlin. We didn't see so much of the city but that's fine. We'll go back.  My parents and I briefly drove through Berlin once when I was a kid so I feel like this was the first time I got to say “Hi” to the city. Even without seeing the city really, I found out that Berlin is rocky and a little rough, which I did not know.     Can you tell us about your future projects?    O: Oh yes! I’m releasing a new single at the end of November so that is something that I am really excited about.    E: We’re also starting to film season two of “Young Royals” in February and they're working day and night right now to prepare and make it all work. I think for both of us there are exciting times ahead.      Photo credits: photography by Kay Nambiar casting by Timotej Letonja styling by Max Katt grooming by Andreas Bernhardt interview by Jan Morrison   A conversation with Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg about day-to-day life, being Young Royals and having a farm on the countryside.       Who are Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg and what does your usual day look like?    Omar: I'm a nice and fun guy and also really calm and lazy.  At the same time, I'm really passionate and willing to do a lot when it comes to the things I love to do. It is important to me to focus on topics I care about, otherwise I lose attention. Friends are very important to me. I like to spend my free time with them.  On a regular day, I would chill at a friend’s house play video games like Nintendo.  I like to take it easy, that is why I haven’t been to a club in a really long time.    Edvin: Actually when I listen to Omar’s description of himself, I don't think we're too different. I also like to chill out, relax, and be with friends. Whenever I'm with friends or generally in a social situation I'm very extroverted and that's a relief because I like to surround myself with a lot of people.  Acting is what I love most and I'm so grateful that I’ve been having the opportunity to pursue this passion for 13 years now.  Acting helps me with being able to express everything through different personas.     What is your aspiration in life and where do you get your inspiration?    E: I’d say that I aspire to create as many different artworks as possible. My inspiration comes from day-to-day life. I am very inspired by my friends and my family and, of course, the people I look up to in my work-life. I try to find inspiration from as many sources as possible.   O: When I think about what my aspiration in life is, I just think about Beyonce and the answer she’s giving. She says that she aspires to be happy. I cannot think about anything else. I mean, it's just right. We wouldn't be able to do things if we weren’t, happy. I see my job as something fun instead of work. If you just see everything from a fun perspective, and you're happy and healthy and you feel good, then you'll be able to do your job forever.  My inspiration is my day-to-day life and the dreams that I've had since a young age. That's what keeps me going. I just see this goal in front of me, and I put all my energy into achieving it.    When and how did you have your debut as an actor?    E: I was five when I got my first part, which was actually a coincidence.  There's a very well-known and experienced casting director in Sweden, who's been working since the 90s.  At the time she was casting for a thriller series on Swedish television and simultaneously buying a bed online from friends of my family.  On her way there someone called telling her what kind of actors she’d have to cast. When she arrived, she had to explain why she was late and asked them if they happen to know a five-year-old with brown eyes. Our friends told her that they don’t know what my eye color was but that I am five, and the kind of the kid that puts on shows and dresses up whenever we have guests over for dinner. So I guess they saw some theatrical talent in me. They gave the casting director my mom's number. Shortly after that, I auditioned and then I got the part.     O: I started acting at the beginning of 2020. I have a friend who got a role back then for a series. Back then she called me, which was a week after we met for the first time. She told me that they were looking for a guy like me who can sing, is Spanish, and is around 21 years old. I decided to audition even though I’ve never done this before since I've had this dream since I was a kid. My main focus was music and singing but whenever I watched movies and series, I was amazed. I really wanted to be a part of that.  I ended up not getting the role. Sometime later I joined the casting w for "Young Royals" and then that's how it all started. It's my debut. So I'm new to the game.     Did you always want to become an actor? And if not, what was your initial dream job?   E: Omar you wanted to be a dancer, right? Sorry. Did you want to be a dancer?     O: I've always loved dancing but I knew that one day I’d be singing and dancing anyway so it was never just my dream to make songs and be on stages. I did have the dream to be an actor as well. If I had to name another career I wanted to pursue as a kid it would be the job of a Farmer. I wanted to have all the animals you can think of. A farm in the middle of nowhere watching the sunrise and starting your day bright and early to feed the animals would be great.  E: I never had a different dream than becoming an actor. It was more about finding different things that brought me joy to have a backup plan if I wouldn't have succeeded in actually becoming an actor. Honestly, that could’ve been anything from being an architect, a cook, or a police officer. Because I started at such a young age with acting I quickly realized that I had so much fun doing it, that I knew I was going to do it forever though.      Netflix’s Young Royals became very popular quickly after the release. How was it for you to play Wilhelm and Simon and in what way can you identify yourself with the characters and could you ever imagine being a young royal?    E: Omar and I talked about this before. There are certain things why we can relate to these characters. I can see myself in Wilhelms when it comes to his struggles with anxiety. I have done my research about the royal families but there's so much more behind it that we, as civilians, don't get to know. So we'll never know exactly what it's like. From what I've read and what I've seen, I know I don't think I would want to be a young royal. Do you agree, Omar?     O: I agree. It would be fun to try it out for a day or a week, but not forever. Edvin really tried to be a prince on set sometimes though.  I can relate a lot to Simon. Whenever he's at school, with friends, but also when he comes home to his Latin American mother and they speak Spanish. They have this same little connection. Life at school is not the easiest thing for him and that way I see myself in Simon. I cannot relate to his grades though.     What impact did the breakthrough of the show have on your personal life?    E: I take pictures with people on the street and there are so many new messages filled with love every day which is incredible and surreal sometimes. After sharing pictures of my dog on Twitter I started receiving gifts like stuffed animals and goodies for him.     O: I agree. Here in Sweden, it’s been even more intense lately. Now that it’s almost winter and it gets cold, indoor spaces get more crowded. So if you go on the subway it's a lot more people in the same spot. It’s so nice to see that there are so many fans of the show.  Until now it’s not too crazy, meaning that we manage to get around without trouble.      E: I actually had a police officer tell me last night that she had seen young royals and she thought you and me were great, Omar. That was quite an experience.      O: That's crazy. My friends and I were pulled over the other week when we were in the car by police officers. They just wanted to see our IDs.     You recently went on a trip to Berlin for the Cartier Clash [Un]limited exhibition. Was it your first time in Berlin? How was your experience in general?    E: The whole trip was incredible and we were so well taken care of.  It was super nice meeting new people and different artists from all around the world. It was also overwhelming at one point when Omar and I had a moment of realization at the exhibition. I asked him if he could’ve ever imagined after shooting a series in Sweden for three months to be able to have these kinds of opportunities. I mean Yeah I tried on a Cartier ring, which was super pretty, and then Timothée Chalamet wore the same ring at the premiere of his new movie “Dune”.   O: I loved Berlin. We didn't see so much of the city but that's fine. We'll go back.  My parents and I briefly drove through Berlin once when I was a kid so I feel like this was the first time I got to say “Hi” to the city. Even without seeing the city really, I found out that Berlin is rocky and a little rough, which I did not know.     Can you tell us about your future projects?    O: Oh yes! I’m releasing a new single at the end of November so that is something that I am really excited about.    E: We’re also starting to film season two of “Young Royals” in February and they're working day and night right now to prepare and make it all work. I think for both of us there are exciting times ahead.      Photo credits: photography by Kay Nambiar casting by Timotej Letonja styling by Max Katt grooming by Andreas Bernhardt interview by Jan Morrison  

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TWOJEYS X MANU RÍOS COLLECTION IS HERE
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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TWOJEYS X MANU RÍOS COLLECTION IS HERE

Jewelry “THE MOST ANTICIPATED COLLECTION OF THE YEAR WITH THE TALENTED MANU RÍOS”.     A era the success of TWOJEYS’ rst collaboration together with the talented Manu Rios in 2020 under the name ‘Trust No One’, TJ returns to create a collection together with the actor with a common theme; the duality of love and heartbreak. Each of the pieces has its own symbolism but always following that line. An ode to the eternal, the abstract and the beauty of the ephemeral. Intangible concepts when we talk about love and lovelessness.     LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT takes strength through the color red, a color that has both posi- tive and negative connotations and that undoub- tedly re ects the strength, passion, and also the destruction of it, symbolizing the ephemeral. is collection speaks of constant change, of the states of love, and of the beauty of living them with in- tensity.     TWOJEYS x MANU RÍOS presents the collec- tion formed by a total of 15 pieces; 7 necklaces, 4 rings, 3 earrings and a bracelet. In addition to 4 accessories in the form of two belts, keychain and matches, and a candle.     TWOJEYS is a unisex jewelry brand created in 2019 by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste. Inspired by the Californian style during a trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, they decided to embark on a new adventure and create the TWO- JEYS universe. A brand of unique and timeless jewelry for him and her, designed and handmade in Spain with sustainable, local logistics and biodegradable packa-ging. Both founders, creatives, entrepreneurs and be- longing to generation Z have always been clear that “If you do not nd what you are looking for, create it yourself”. With this motto as a ag, TJ aims to inspire and create a unique style, provi- ding a value that goes beyond a jewelry product. Twojeys is a family, united by a lifestyle that en- hances the versatile and unisex side of the brand.      MANU RÍOS is a singer and actor with more than 9M followers on Instagram and 1.5M on Youtube. He works with brands such as Dior, Louis Vuit- ton, Prada, Jacquemus, Ferragamo, AMI, Valen- tino... and so forth. Manu has starred at Les Miserables theatre play as Gavroche and he is now one of the new cast members of Net ix’s show ‘’Élite’. He has also appeared in magazines such as GQ, Numéro, Vogue, Esquire... to name a few. “THE MOST ANTICIPATED COLLECTION OF THE YEAR WITH THE TALENTED MANU RÍOS”.     A era the success of TWOJEYS’ rst collaboration together with the talented Manu Rios in 2020 under the name ‘Trust No One’, TJ returns to create a collection together with the actor with a common theme; the duality of love and heartbreak. Each of the pieces has its own symbolism but always following that line. An ode to the eternal, the abstract and the beauty of the ephemeral. Intangible concepts when we talk about love and lovelessness.     LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT takes strength through the color red, a color that has both posi- tive and negative connotations and that undoub- tedly re ects the strength, passion, and also the destruction of it, symbolizing the ephemeral. is collection speaks of constant change, of the states of love, and of the beauty of living them with in- tensity.     TWOJEYS x MANU RÍOS presents the collec- tion formed by a total of 15 pieces; 7 necklaces, 4 rings, 3 earrings and a bracelet. In addition to 4 accessories in the form of two belts, keychain and matches, and a candle.     TWOJEYS is a unisex jewelry brand created in 2019 by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste. Inspired by the Californian style during a trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, they decided to embark on a new adventure and create the TWO- JEYS universe. A brand of unique and timeless jewelry for him and her, designed and handmade in Spain with sustainable, local logistics and biodegradable packa-ging. Both founders, creatives, entrepreneurs and be- longing to generation Z have always been clear that “If you do not nd what you are looking for, create it yourself”. With this motto as a ag, TJ aims to inspire and create a unique style, provi- ding a value that goes beyond a jewelry product. Twojeys is a family, united by a lifestyle that en- hances the versatile and unisex side of the brand.      MANU RÍOS is a singer and actor with more than 9M followers on Instagram and 1.5M on Youtube. He works with brands such as Dior, Louis Vuit- ton, Prada, Jacquemus, Ferragamo, AMI, Valen- tino... and so forth. Manu has starred at Les Miserables theatre play as Gavroche and he is now one of the new cast members of Net ix’s show ‘’Élite’. He has also appeared in magazines such as GQ, Numéro, Vogue, Esquire... to name a few.

Cartier and Islamic Art: In search of Modernity
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Cartier and Islamic Art: In search of Modernity

Exhibition The exhibition explores the origins of this in uence through the Parisian cultural context and the gure of Louis and Jacques Cartier, two of the founder’s grandsons, who played a major role in creating a new aesthetic suffused with modernity. The New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) designed the exhibition’s scenography.     From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier.     This exhibition shows the in uence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.   More than 500 pieces including jewellery and objects from the Cartier Collection, private and public loans, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs and archival documents, trace the origins of the jeweller’s interest in Oriental motifs.     The exhibition explores the origins of this in uence through the Parisian cultural context and the gure of Louis and Jacques Cartier, two of the founder’s grandsons, who played a major role in creating a new aesthetic suffused with modernity. The New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) designed the exhibition’s scenography.     From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier.     This exhibition shows the in uence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.   More than 500 pieces including jewellery and objects from the Cartier Collection, private and public loans, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs and archival documents, trace the origins of the jeweller’s interest in Oriental motifs.    

zero three seventeen ATELÈS
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zero three seventeen ATELÈS

Jewelry ATELÈS: The art of imperfection     ATELÈS means imperfection. We human beings always try to imagine how we can perfect ourselves, our life and everything around us, without realising that it is the imperfect that keeps everything more real.     And also maybe instead of the word perfected I would use ‘improved’ is, as if it were almost a threat, something to be modified and perfected - that's everything. I didn't want this coection to be part of.     "I tried to use materials such as pearl and iron, which in nature are not perfect basic elements, but leaving them as they are. The pearl wibe untreated, so each one of a kind. The ring is not your usual ring but rather in its distorted form, which would then have to be worked with to create a shape like the one we usuay know, it wibe totay irregular." - Gabriele Esposito     Athe items by “zero three seventeen” are hand made and completely Made in Italy     Lorenzo Fanfani - photographer Jury Schiavi - Make-up artist Edoardo Fichicelli - model  Martina Troni - model ATELÈS: The art of imperfection     ATELÈS means imperfection. We human beings always try to imagine how we can perfect ourselves, our life and everything around us, without realising that it is the imperfect that keeps everything more real.     And also maybe instead of the word perfected I would use ‘improved’ is, as if it were almost a threat, something to be modified and perfected - that's everything. I didn't want this coection to be part of.     "I tried to use materials such as pearl and iron, which in nature are not perfect basic elements, but leaving them as they are. The pearl wibe untreated, so each one of a kind. The ring is not your usual ring but rather in its distorted form, which would then have to be worked with to create a shape like the one we usuay know, it wibe totay irregular." - Gabriele Esposito     Athe items by “zero three seventeen” are hand made and completely Made in Italy     Lorenzo Fanfani - photographer Jury Schiavi - Make-up artist Edoardo Fichicelli - model  Martina Troni - model

OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival
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OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival

Jewelry This edition’s overarching theme, ‘Local and In-Depth’, highlights regional gems by opening museum archives and atelier doors of local artists to our global audience. Through a series of online interviews, OBSESSED! 2021 focuses on big ideas by a diverse range of experts based in the Netherlands and Belgium: curators, artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors and more.     Established in 2017 by Current Obsession, OBSESSED! is a Jewellery Festival that focuses on amplifying and celebrating jewellery and its makers. The festival brings together a range of jewellery-related events that speak to different audiences — antique, fine, fashion, modern and contemporary.      Programme:   Netherlands   30 October in Rotterdam Exhibition Opening: GEM Z at Het Nieuwe Instituut   The entire month of November in Apeldoorn Salim Bayri - Moving Archive and All That Glitters in CODA Apeldoorn   5-7 November in Amsterdam Once Upon a Time at Studio Patina   6-7 November in Amsterdam Current Obsession x SWEETS Hotel   8 November in Amsterdam TheMarjan Unger Lecture with Janice Deul at the Rijksmuseum   9-10-11-12 November in Utrecht Current Obsession x Le Guess Who?: Anouk van Klaveren   10 November in Amsterdam Synchronised Swimming at The Pool   13-14-15 November in Amsterdam Hatch at the Volkshotel Amsterdam   13-14 November in Amsterdam The Majority is Diversity in progress at Factor IJ Amsterdam   13-14 November in Amsterdam Uit de Kast Komen de Gevoelens   14 November in Amsterdam Françoise van den Bosch Foundation x Stedelijk Museum   14 November in Amsterdam Het Dagverblijf with students and alumni of Maastricht Institute of Arts at Sexyland   14-21 November in Amsterdam PAN Amsterdam, 17 November Jewellery Day   18 November in Rotterdam Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut   19-28 November - Online Catawiki Auction x OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival   20 November in Amsterdam OiaaiO by Salon Dinie Besems and guests   20-21 November in Amsterdam Moving Things #4 SALON   20-21 November in Amsterdam The Glass Cabinet   22 - 28 November in Amsterdam Follow the Smoke by Bibi van der Velden   26 November in Maastricht Current Obsession x Fashionclash: Kalkidan Hoex   26 - 28 November in Amsterdam What Nature Offers by Anke AMO Akerboom   26 - 28 November in Amsterdam ALL THAT IS SOLID, A LIE! in 4bid Gallery   28 November - 6 Maart in Apeldoorn Réka Fekete: Recent Acquisitions in Coda Apeldoorn     BELGIUM   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Diamond programme bij DIVA Museum Antwerpen   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen RESTOR(Y)ING THE FUTURE by Sint Lucas   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Connected at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Breaking Rules bij Gallery Beyond   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Loop & Loupe     Stay up-to-date about our programme via our website: https://www.obsessedwithjewellery.com This edition’s overarching theme, ‘Local and In-Depth’, highlights regional gems by opening museum archives and atelier doors of local artists to our global audience. Through a series of online interviews, OBSESSED! 2021 focuses on big ideas by a diverse range of experts based in the Netherlands and Belgium: curators, artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors and more.     Established in 2017 by Current Obsession, OBSESSED! is a Jewellery Festival that focuses on amplifying and celebrating jewellery and its makers. The festival brings together a range of jewellery-related events that speak to different audiences — antique, fine, fashion, modern and contemporary.      Programme:   Netherlands   30 October in Rotterdam Exhibition Opening: GEM Z at Het Nieuwe Instituut   The entire month of November in Apeldoorn Salim Bayri - Moving Archive and All That Glitters in CODA Apeldoorn   5-7 November in Amsterdam Once Upon a Time at Studio Patina   6-7 November in Amsterdam Current Obsession x SWEETS Hotel   8 November in Amsterdam TheMarjan Unger Lecture with Janice Deul at the Rijksmuseum   9-10-11-12 November in Utrecht Current Obsession x Le Guess Who?: Anouk van Klaveren   10 November in Amsterdam Synchronised Swimming at The Pool   13-14-15 November in Amsterdam Hatch at the Volkshotel Amsterdam   13-14 November in Amsterdam The Majority is Diversity in progress at Factor IJ Amsterdam   13-14 November in Amsterdam Uit de Kast Komen de Gevoelens   14 November in Amsterdam Françoise van den Bosch Foundation x Stedelijk Museum   14 November in Amsterdam Het Dagverblijf with students and alumni of Maastricht Institute of Arts at Sexyland   14-21 November in Amsterdam PAN Amsterdam, 17 November Jewellery Day   18 November in Rotterdam Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut   19-28 November - Online Catawiki Auction x OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival   20 November in Amsterdam OiaaiO by Salon Dinie Besems and guests   20-21 November in Amsterdam Moving Things #4 SALON   20-21 November in Amsterdam The Glass Cabinet   22 - 28 November in Amsterdam Follow the Smoke by Bibi van der Velden   26 November in Maastricht Current Obsession x Fashionclash: Kalkidan Hoex   26 - 28 November in Amsterdam What Nature Offers by Anke AMO Akerboom   26 - 28 November in Amsterdam ALL THAT IS SOLID, A LIE! in 4bid Gallery   28 November - 6 Maart in Apeldoorn Réka Fekete: Recent Acquisitions in Coda Apeldoorn     BELGIUM   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Diamond programme bij DIVA Museum Antwerpen   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen RESTOR(Y)ING THE FUTURE by Sint Lucas   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Connected at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Breaking Rules bij Gallery Beyond   19-20-21 November in Antwerpen Loop & Loupe     Stay up-to-date about our programme via our website: https://www.obsessedwithjewellery.com

Cartier presents its first ever pop-up boutique in the Netherlands
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Cartier presents its first ever pop-up boutique in the Netherlands

Jewelry To celebrate five splendid years of the Cartier boutique at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam, Cartier presents a very special opportunity to delight in a new and immersive experience devoted to its most emblematic objects of all time: the Cartier Culture of Design Pop-Up Boutique. Between October 19 and January 9 at de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam – a city whose adventurous spirit perfectly matches Cartier’s eclectic worldview – you are invited to discover, rediscover and delight in pieces which have become emblematic of Cartier’s Culture of Design.     What makes an Icon? Whether born in the free-spirited New York of the 1970s, like the Love and the Nail bracelets, or designed in 1904 for the pioneers of the aviation age as was the Santos watch, Cartier’s most treasured designs are tangible and durable objects that are passed from generation to generation to become truly timeless.     Santos, Tank, Trinity, Love, Juste un Clou, Panthère and Ballon Bleu. Cartier’s Culture of Design Pop-Up Boutique brings together all the Cartier Icons for the first pop-up boutique of its kind in the Netherlands.     Between October 19 and January 9 at De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam – a city whose adventurous spirit perfectly matches Cartier’s eclectic worldview – you are invited to discover, rediscover and delight in pieces which have become emblematic of Cartier’s culture of design. To celebrate five splendid years of the Cartier boutique at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam, Cartier presents a very special opportunity to delight in a new and immersive experience devoted to its most emblematic objects of all time: the Cartier Culture of Design Pop-Up Boutique. Between October 19 and January 9 at de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam – a city whose adventurous spirit perfectly matches Cartier’s eclectic worldview – you are invited to discover, rediscover and delight in pieces which have become emblematic of Cartier’s Culture of Design.     What makes an Icon? Whether born in the free-spirited New York of the 1970s, like the Love and the Nail bracelets, or designed in 1904 for the pioneers of the aviation age as was the Santos watch, Cartier’s most treasured designs are tangible and durable objects that are passed from generation to generation to become truly timeless.     Santos, Tank, Trinity, Love, Juste un Clou, Panthère and Ballon Bleu. Cartier’s Culture of Design Pop-Up Boutique brings together all the Cartier Icons for the first pop-up boutique of its kind in the Netherlands.     Between October 19 and January 9 at De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam – a city whose adventurous spirit perfectly matches Cartier’s eclectic worldview – you are invited to discover, rediscover and delight in pieces which have become emblematic of Cartier’s culture of design.

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