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Breitling: Paradise
Mid-Century America was a place of space-age futurism, Doo-Wop diners and the curvaceous glory of stream-line moderne. It was exuberant, it was giggly, it was full of joy. READ MORE
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Dadá
The all-encompassing contempt for class systems, the ‘discard-everything-standard’-ism, and Duchamp’s prolific self-ironising epitomise Dadaism. Its humour is black as night. READ MORE
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Le Veilleur
To be seen, or to withdraw. She knows that to conceal is to intrigue. She understands, as did Anne-Marie Beretta before her, that sometimes more is more. That to choose not to reveal – to wear collars up, high necklines, outlandish masks – is to pique curiosity. READ MORE
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Bon Beauté: By Hermès
A swipe of lipstick, a wash of blush or a slick of nail varnish can reveal anything from idiosyncratic shapes to not-so-hidden desires. READ MORE
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Ways To Fall
The ground has dissolved beneath us and we’re left falling through the unknown. Here are five ways to fall. Steady now… READ MORE
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Hybrid Modernity
The Photo-Secessionists believed in photography as art. Reportage or documentary didn’t interest them. READ MORE
The Discerning Woman Fashion
The Ceremony
Tempo di ricominciare: The verve and charisma of Italian design keeps the rest of the world watching and waiting for more: more originality, daring and finesse. READ MORE
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Nombre Noir
The ultra-stylised, look-don’t-touch eroticism of Serge Lutens was a dominant theme in fashion and beauty throughout the 1980s and 1990s. READ MORE
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Détail
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Garden Of One’s Own
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Hydra Beauté
How perfectly peachy. Get set, simply glow for it, by addressing the day-to-day stressors that hassle our faces with the sumptuous science of CHANEL Hydra Beauty. READ MORE
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The Black Panther
Ten movies and two miniseries with themes of racial politics, social injustice and Black power to kickstart your Black history habit on-screen. READ MORE
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O Rio De Janeiro
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Compulsory Lessons
Get some clarity about the pervasiveness of racism in our collective thinking, as well as our institutions. We’re starting with this dynamic dozen. READ MORE
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1936: The Buenos Aires Affair
THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR: Could you be the most beautiful room in the world? Why Jean-Michel Frank’s interiors for the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires bring tears to the modernist aesthete’s eyes. READ MORE
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Primavera, Spring Beauty
Cherry blossoms explode upon a deserted boulevard as tufts of green sheathe the trees to announce a brand new season, just like clockwork. READ MORE
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La Nouvelle Bourgeoise
Feline and fickle, she’s on the prowl—up and down the bougie boulevards and in and out of the boîtes de nuit. She playfully types Cinéma Gaumont, Champs Elysées, 1973 into her Uber’s destination box, but it protests with null results. Paris never really changes, and neither must you, Françoise. READ MORE
The Discerning Wo/man Menswear
Gangs of Seoul
Episodes of corruption and dark morality, starring hard-boiled mobsters straight outta Watanabe Katsumi’s records of lowlife Tokyo, or classic Hong Kong cop flicks of the 1980s. It’s the chaos of cool, as Seijun Suzuki evangelised. READ MORE
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Claroscuro
When darkside games meet classical purity, we’re betting on forbidden fruits for the win. Up the ante, play your ace and observe, come morning, that pearly beauty and perfection come hand in hand with corruption. READ MORE
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Dior x Pierre Yovanovitch
Dior Maison

Dior Maison presents a collection of objects designed by Pierre Yovanovitch. The collection, which includes a range of home objects such as trays and lamps, is inspired by the beauty of the French countryside, from the nature to the grandeur and history of some of its castles. In particular, Yovanovitch references the Chateau de la Colle Noir in Montaroux, a property Christian Dior acquired in the 1950s and the Chateau de Fabregues on which he has been working for the past decade. Dubbed Midi the collection finds beauty in simplicity and utilises local, sustainable materials such as wood and hand blown glass.

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dior.com
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Canvas Story
Delvaux

Luxury Belgian label Delvaux introduces its latest handbag line Canvas Story to mark the start of the summer season. Inspired by the elegance of the Mediterranean Riviera and coastal living, the new collection includes tote bags in two different sizes and to the brand’s signature bucket style that can take you from a day at the beach to a summer night out. The idea is to offer light, versatile pieces that capture the carefree spirit of summer. The bags are made using a natural canvas fabric, finished off with neutral-hued leather trims or D-shaped leather patches across the front. French actress Gaia Weiss is the face of the new Canvas Story campaign, introducing the new styles while taking in the Mediterranean sun on a chic, wooden boat deck.

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delvaux.com
@delvaux

Life Home Décor Line
Mytheresa

Munich-based retailer Mytheresa delves into the world of interiors with the launch of Life, a new category dedicated to dressing the home and ranging from tabletop, to home fragrance, living room accessories, small furnishings and more. The retailer is making its interiors debut with 60 brand patterns, including interiors specialists like Cassina and Ginori 1734, as well as the fashion labels it has existing relationships with, from Loro Piana to Missoni and Etro. “This is the next chapter for Mytheresa, presenting the most elevated selection of home décor and other lifestyle products,” says the company’s CEO Michael Kliger.

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mytheresa.com

@mytheresa.com

Le Bleu
Jacquemus x Selfridges

Jacquemus takes over British department store Selfridges’ famous Corner Store for the months of May and June and unveils Le Bleu. As its name suggests, this new retail concept puts the focus on all things blue from the interiors to the clothing. The French designer channels his love for the Mediterranean, its crystal clear blue waters and the quintessential charm of French locker rooms, by dressing the Corner Store in pastel blue tiles from floor to ceiling and reworking some of his signature clothing and accessories in all shades of blue, from aquamarine versions of his popular Chiquito bags to cropped shirts and matching shorts in charming navy checks. Visit in store for a truly unique experience.

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xouxou

On the lookout for hands free accessories after having her two children, Brazilian actress Yara Jentzch-Dib introduces Xouxou, a fast-growing fashion tech accessories label based in Berlin. Its leather phone cases come with removable straps or necklaces as Jentzch-Dib likes to call them, offering an elegant way to wear your phone around your neck. Melding style with functionality, the necklaces feature woven or canvas straps in bright pops of colour and chic metallic buckles. The brand’s range also includes AirPods cases, wallets, pouches and small recycled nylon shoulder bags, which are ideal for travel. Claudia Schiffer and Blackpink pop star Rosé Park are among the fans.

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xouxou.com

@xouxou

Untold Stories Exhibition
Peter Lindbergh

Untold Stories offers an intimate look into renown photographer Peter Lindbergh’s life and work. Curated by Lindbergh himself, before his untimely death in 2019, the exhibition showcases over 150 images. They range from some of his most recognized images of Hollywood stars, to unpublished, more personal photographs. The show, held at a converted industrial space in the Galician city A Coruña, will stay open until the 28th February, 2022.

MUELLE DE LA BATERIA, S/N – CORUÑA, SPAIN
peterlindbergh-coruna.com
@peterlindbergh.coruna

The Vase Collaboration
Georg Jensen x Nendo

Georg Jensen joins forces with Oki Sato, the designer and owner of the Tokyo-based studio Nendo, to create a set of three sterling silver vases in time for the festive period. Crafted from expert silversmiths in Jensen’s home of Copenhagen, the vases marry the designers’ flair for modernism with inspirations derived from nature. Each design features sculptural silhouettes inspired by the shapes of trees.

Wonderland
Annie Leibovitz

Photographer Annie Leibovitz finishes off the year with ‘Wonderland,’ a new book published by Phaidon. To date, Leibovitz has been known for her portraiture, but this new tome spotlights her fashion photography, with an anthology of images shot for Vogue magazine. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this book aims to bring together fantasy, irony, and a sense of curiosity.

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€79.95 | Phaidon
@AnnieLeibovitz

Celestial Snow Globe
Dior at The Claridge’s

Kim Jones, Dior’s artistic director for men’s wear is behind the 2021 Christmas tree design at London’s world-famous Claridge’s hotel. Named Celestial Snow Globe the tree is made using a white pleated fabric, recalling the Dior haute couture toiles. It’s lit up from inside using holographic projections featuring Dior emblems. The traditional star at the top is replaced by a bauble in the shape of Jones’ puppy, Cookie. “It’s a great honor for me to design the Christmas tree for Claridge’s and thus bring Dior, London and the Christmas spirit together in this iconic place,” says the designer.

Claridge’s
Brook Street
W1K 4HR, London

@claridgeshotel | @dior

Baby & Homeware Collections
Shrimps

Building on the success of its romantic knitwear for women, Shrimps introduces a new limited-edition homewear collection, featuring cozy winter essentials like knitted hot water bottles and blankets. At the same time Baby Shrimps is introduced, another limited-edition range of bonnets, cardigans and blankets for babies. Everything is made using the softest merino wool and the brand’s nostalgic crochet-knit technique.

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Dior x Pierre Yovanovitch
Dior Maison

Home & interior—Dior Maison-a collaboration with Pierre Yovanovitch

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Canvas Story
Delvaux

Fashion & style—A new collection of elegant canvas bags

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Munich, Germany
Life Home Décor Line
Mytheresa

Home & interior—Munich-based retailer Mytheresa goes into home décor

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London, England
Le Bleu
Jacquemus x Selfridges

Fashion & style—Jacquemus takes over the Selfridges Corner Shop – and turns it blue

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#Keep your hands free
xouxou

Science & Technology—A new line of fashion tech accessories

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Untold Stories Exhibition
Peter Lindbergh

Photography—An intimate exhibition of Lidnbergh’s work held at the harbour area of A Coruña, Spain

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Copenhagen, Europe
The Vase Collaboration
Georg Jensen x Nendo

Home & interior—The Danish brand and Japanese design studio joined forces on a set of sterling silver vases

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Online
Wonderland
Annie Leibovitz

Photography—Leibovitz releases a new book spotlighting her fashion photography

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London, England
Celestial Snow Globe
Dior at The Claridge’s

Art & design—Dior’s Kim Jones is designing the tree at the historic London hotel, Claridge’s

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Baby & Homeware Collections
Shrimps

Home & interior—The British label introduces limited-edition collections of baby blankets and winter home essentials

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Louise Colet was French poet and novelist, as noted for her friendships with leading men of letters as for her own work.Daughter of a businessman, she married a musician, Hippolyte Colet, in 1834, and published her first poetry, “Fleurs du Midi,” in 1836. Her Paris salon became a meeting place for literary lights, notably Gustave Flaubert, with whom she had a stormy eight-year liaison, during which he composed his Lettres addressed to Mme Colet under the guise of “The Muse.”