Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Glass stairs to the lower ground floor open the way to the men’s universe, at the centre of which is the men’s club area where customers and their guests can relax.
The first floor is devoted to womenswear and shoes, in several intimate areas with generous and luxurious changing rooms. Also here is the unique Librairie which will showcase the best of British contemporary Art Books and bespoke commissions by artists including Anish Kapoor, Chris Ofili and Gary Hume.
The store’s second floor is a separate, luxurious world – the private client suite, which can only be accessed by invitation.
He got his start in the mid-’70s, renovating the Upper East Side townhouse of Andy Warhol and the third “Factory.” Today, Marino is one of the biggest names in buildings. He’s designed more high-fashion boutiques in high-fashion capitals than any other architect in the business. The 59-year-old Marino won an AIA Institute Honor Award in 2007 for his semi-transparent Louis Vuitton boutique in Hong Kong, but he has received just as much attention for his Chanel Tower in the Ginza district of Tokyo, for which he introduced a new form of LED embedded glass. One of the secrets behind the man in black is his rare approach of treating design as an all-inclusive, one-stop shop: inside, outside, and everything in between gets the full Marino treatment. Lately he’s been working in the Middle East, where an influx of money and progressive aesthetics have allowed him to press his ideas into new shapes and heights. His large portfolio of work includes retail shops, hotels, private residences, and much more. He is one of the most well-rounded architects. Select famous clientele include Louis Vuitton (his latest work is LV Maison on Bond Street), Chanel, Andy Warhol, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, and many more.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
She made her debut in 2005 “Bal des débutantes” and since then has become a socialite with her boyfriend, Lapo Elkann, by her side. Her style has caught the eye of Paris Vogue who dedicated her “une fille un style” in September 2008 issue.
Born: June 25, 1987, in Paris
Parents: Count Ruy and Countess Georgina Brandolini d’Adda
Home base: Paris
Family residences: Geneva; Rio de Janeiro; Trancoso, Brazil
Heritage: Her grandfather Brando Brandolini d’Addadescended from a noble Venetian family with its own palazzo on the Grand Canal; her grandmother Cristiana is a sister of the late Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli; her maternal grandfather was Prince Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge
Education: Institut du Marais–Charlemagne Pollès; currently at Studio Pygmalion acting school in Paris
Idols: Natalie Portman and Brigitte Bardot
Can be found at: Front row at the Giambattista Valli show
Quote: “I would love to have children with the guy I love and then many, many, many years later get married to him. I think it would be very romantic to close our lives with a wedding.”
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So much was written recently about Sex and the City 2 that no matter whether you really like the film or not you get interested in it and involved in all this buzz.