Issey Miyake: A Genius of Clothing Design Embedded with the Human Spirit

Issey Miyake: A Genius of Clothing Design Embedded with the Human Spirit

A giant of civilization has passed. Issey Miyake, the Japanese clothing designer, made a remarkable across-the-board impact on society with his creations, which showcased his capacities for innovation, passion, compassion, fearlessness, and humanity. Born in 1938 in Hiroshima, he experienced firsthand the horrors of the atomic bomb in 1945, both physically and psychologically. But he determined that this tragic incident would not scar or identify him, and then and there chose the path of optimism…

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Poetic Musings

Poetic Musings

“Be gentle with her as she feels like she’s never enough. She’s the one who’s the cruelest, the hardest and the meanest with herself. She’s her biggest ally but she treats herself as an enemy. She cries herself to sleep trying to get the doubts, fears and sorrows out of her body, exhausting herself. She has brief moments where she feels good but then you will see her smile fade and her soul hide, she…

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ALEC MONOPOLIZES DUBAI WITH EDEN GALLERY

ALEC MONOPOLIZES DUBAI WITH EDEN GALLERY

What a super cool artist dude, I must say, ALEC MONOPOLY is, as he made a hot entrance, exited the mall car, wrapped in his iconic logo and dollar bill motif, he headed to the DJ console and djeyed, the guests went berserk. Wow, and he performed superbly, crowd cheered, turning EDEN GALLERY into a night club and shoppers outside passed by, stood outside the gallery and danced to his music, with over 1,000 people…

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Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Creative individuals are often optimistic and enthusiastic visionaries who lead us into the future, and, recognizing that, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for such innovative blithe spirits. I never tire of engaging with those who inhabit this realm and I even take delight in being in their orbit. It is quite rare to find the spark of such creativity in the young, but indeed I detected it upon meeting cinematographer…

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Divine Haute Couture

Divine Haute Couture

We were in the city of light, Paris, and it certainly was that, a city of light, and magic as well, especially when it comes to Haute Couture. Indeed, we had specifically journeyed to Paris for Haute Couture Week Autumne–Hiver 2015–2016 to join our good friend and colleague, Eleonora De Gray, who is Editor–in–Chief of Runway Magazine in Paris, for as many shows as we could attend. To our delight, Mademoiselle De Gray had secured…

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Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at the Pompidou in Paris: Magnifico!

Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at the Pompidou in Paris: Magnifico!

In an awe-inspiring retrospective of the works of Roy Lichtenstein, which reveals the creativity, mastery of technique, range, and depth of this truly great artist, the Pompidou Museum in Paris has simply outdone itself. To grasp the true greatness of an artist, one must view as large a sampling of the artist’s oeuvre as possible and study in detail the events, influences, and forces which molded the artist.  I have been fortunate in my life…

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Romantic Summer of Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week 2011

Romantic Summer of Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week 2011

Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week is always a great parade of wonderful surprises and  discoveries. It is the archetype of all collections from the past and present came together to represent the iconic styles of great romantic woman today. The new collection by John Galliano mirrors the early beginnings of Dior. The collection is distinctive of its charming and ultra feminine ladies of the 1950′s, such icons as Crudelia De Vil and high society housewives are…

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