Welcome to the favorite winter meeting place for the international artworld. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents artwork from across the globe.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.
Check out the best looks spotted at Miami’s Art Basel.
The Met’s sold-out Alexander McQueen retrospective exhibition Savage Beauty is going to London. After countless spurious rumours that it would, and even a campaign to ensure it did, the V&A announced that it will host the exhibition from March 14 to July 19 2015.
The collection, which covers the spectrum of McQueen’s career from his 1992 MA graduate show to his unfinished autumn/ winter 2010 collection, was originally displayed in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to August 7 2011. Its run time was extended by a week due to popular demand and it became the eighth most popular in the Met’s 141-year history – behind Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978), Mona Lisa (1963), and Picasso (2010) – boasting a total of 661,509 visitors.
With the single earring at Céline, a fur and leather mash-up at Fendi and creole hoops at Balmain, we’ve trawled the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris so you don’t have to. A round-up of the jewelry trends for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.
Creole hoops at Balmain
Leather and fur at Fendi
XXL chains at Giambattista Valli
It’s Frieze art week in London…. As art fairs and festivals bring a cosmopolitan crowd to London and Paris, a different question comes to the fore: Is art now more fashionable than fashion?
So art is fashionable — as it was in the era of Art Nouveau or in Paris in the 1920s.
But what is fashionable for art lovers to wear?
Roksanda Ilincic, wearing her designs, with collector Valeria Napoleone, wearing Roksanda Ilincic shirt, Osman Yousefzada denim jacket, and a Pleats Please Issey Miyake skirt, at the Hollybush Gardens gallery.
Philanthropist art collector Tania Fares wears a Lulu & Co. sweater, Stella McCartney skirt, Saint Laurent boots, and a Claire Barrow for Matches bag to look at work by Caragh Thuring at Thomas Dane Gallery.
Lily Atherton Hanbury, who works for Phillips auction house, amongst Rob Pruitt’s Safety Cones (After Richard Serra) at Gavin Brown, wearing her mother’s vintage chiffon pants and Alexander McQueen biker jacket and boots.
Haute Couture promotes high drama style both on the runway and off.
We’re thankful for the slew of stylish showgoers who flocked to see what came down the runway. After all, they provided us with plenty of pictures and inspiration.
Baz Luhrmann and France Sozzani
Photos by Saskia Lawaks.
This is the second time the First Lady has graced the cover of the high fashion mag and the striking wife of President Barack Obama reveals that no matter what, family comes first.
At the start of a second term, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk to Jonathan Van Meter about their life as parents, their marriage, and their vision for America’s families.
“Every day, the people I meet inspire me… every day, they make me proud… every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.” ~ Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama wears an elegant Michael Kors ball skirt and sweater to create a stunning and regal look.
We’re a team, says President Barack Obama, photographed with First lady Michelle Obama, who wears a Reed Krakoff dress, in the Red Room of the White House. Kimberly McDonald geode-and-diamond drop earrings.
On newsstands nationwide March 26.
Baltazar London, the UK sister site to Keith McNally’s successful New York all-day brasserie, has finally opened in Convent Garden after years of planning.
Located on the corner of Russell Street and Wellington Street right in the heart of Covent Garden, the London branch of Balthazar is almost identical to the Manhattan location in terms of appearance and menu. The French brasserie-inspired menu offer a delicious selection of classic French bistro dishes with signature steak frites with béarnaise sauce and the restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and in true NYC-style, weekend brunch. In addition is an abundance of fruits de mer, French onion soup, foie gras terrine, steak tartare and moules frites.
Fans of McNally will be thrilled to hear that just like its New York cousin, Balthazar London will also have a Balthazar bakery located next door serving its own homemade artisan breads and pastries, salads and take-away sandwiches throughout the day. London just got that much better.
4-6 Russell Street
It’s those little details that make all the difference, even in the bathroom. We bring you our pick of the chicest products to banish the bathroom blues.
The last word in tasteful bathrooms, this soft rose-hued soap diffuses the classic Chanel N°5 scent. With its chic Chanel holder, it’s pure, frivolous luxury.
It’s quite a feat to make mouthwash appealing, but Aesop have managed it with this refreshing antiseptic infused with cloves, aniseed and spearmint. We love the vintage aesthetic of the apothecary-style bottle.
The vintage packaging of this 50 year -old whitening toothpaste is as hot nowadays as the original formula, with alum powder making a star turn as the special ingredient. A gentle toothpaste which, over time, ensures a megawatt smile.
A light-as-air mousse mixed with a to-die-for scent with notes of Calabrian bergamot, seringa and Lily of the Valley, make this, without doubt, the most luxurious shower gel around.
Mason Pearson hairbrush
This hairstylist’s must-have needs little introduction, and nowadays, it’s available in almost as many different models than there are hairs on your head. What makes it special is the unique combination of boar bristles and nylon fibers which stimulates the scalp without irritating it, detangles hair and smoothes the surface of the strands for maximum shine. We couldn’t live without it.
Breath Palette flavored toothpaste
The minimalist packaging of this tiny Japanese toothpaste is a chic addition to our bathroom cabinet, the only tricky thing is picking which of the 30 flavors to go for. From grapefruit to peach, latte, lavender and caramel, it’s a tough choice, though we’d be inclined to go for their gentle, alcohol-free version.
Violight toothbrush holder
When Philip Starck updates the traditional toothbrush holder, the result is this discreet confection fitted with a UV sterilizing system. Once teeth are squeaky clean, it takes the holder a mere 10 minutes to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria. Bathroom magic.
Dentists are raving about this toothbrush thanks to its special bristles, which are all the same length to guarantee the perfect clean every single time. To top it all off, the black and white design is worthy of even the chicest bathrooms.
Fleur Mécanique by Frédéric Malle
With its minimalist design, creative concept and three seriously chic colorways (steel, red and black) there’s not a bathroom in the land that could do without Frédéric Malle’s Fleur Mécanique. It diffuses a fresh, floral scent for heavenly bathtimes.
Christelle Baillet. Translated by Eliza Chubb.
A stunning exhibition by British fashion photographer Tim Walker opened at London art venue Somerset House. Entitled Story Teller, the exhibition coincides with the Thames & Hudsonbook (by the same name), showcasing over 175 images of the imaginative photographer’s work. Displaying a selection of Walker’s most of acclaimed pictures, the exhibition includes portraits of fierce fashion personalities including Alexander McQueen and Tilda Swinton.
Tim Walker is one of the most visually exciting and influential fashion photographers working today. Extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognisable for their eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, colour and humour. His recent work is drawn from the pages of the world’s leading magazines: British, French, American and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and The New Yorker among many others.
Xiao Wen & Lui Wen as samurai nuns
New York, 2011
Tim Walker in all his glory
Tim Walker, portrait by Alison Tanner
Story Teller by Tim Walker runs from 18th October 2012 through to 27th January 2013.
East Wing Galleries, East Wing Somerset House, London
The book showcases many of his dazzling images his daydreams turned into photographs.
Photos Courtesy of Somerset House