I discovered this beautiful and delicious pastry shop when i walked on the hill of Montmartre in Paris. The decoration and the pastries are very refined. The chandelier, the madeleine printed wallpaper and the door handle in the form of … Continue reading →
Andrea Fohrman is inspired by celestial objects such as moons and stars. The sky is reinterpretred by this talented designer. It is a lovely independant jewelry brand based in Los Angeles. I love the feminity and the cuteness of her jewels. There are also ravishing rainbows pendants.
When i visited the beautiful city of Budapest in Hungary in 2011, i was especially stunned by the Fisherman’s bastion. We can reach it by taking a funicular ; it is on the castle’s hill. The architecture and the view … Continue reading →
Gene Tierney is one of my favourite actresses. It was a wonderful interpreter during the golden age of Hollywood. She played in famous “film noir” movies. Glamorous and gracious, Gene Tierney was very moving. She was abble to play very … Continue reading →
Dolce Gabbana dress and a mosaic representing the Byzantine Empress Saint Irene of Hungary, born Piroska (1088-1134). This mosaic is located in The Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now Istanbul) circa 1118. Source : flickr
I tasted the breakfast at the famous Tea house Angelina in Paris. Angelina was founded in 1903 by Antoine Rumpelmayer and the decoration was designed by the famous Belle Epoque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans. The decor is finely-worked and sophisticated with … Continue reading →
Delpozo is a Spanish luxury fashion brand which was founded by Jesús del Pozo in 1974. Delpozo celebrates creativity and commitment to craftsmanship. The creative director has been Joseph Font since 2012. “The handmade embroidery is masterfully created with the most exquisite and avant-garde materials, using techniques from both Haute Couture and the Ecole Lesage of Paris”.
Op art (optical art) uses optical illusions phenomena. This movement appeared in the middle of the 1950s. The designation “op art” has been established since 1965 at the end of the MoMa exhibition called “The Responsive Eye”. The major artists … Continue reading →
I went to Bergen in 2009 and i was charmed by this beautiful town. Bergen is the Norway’s second largest city and is located in the south west of the country. Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has roots … Continue reading →
MUNNU The Gem Palace was founded in 1852 by the Agra-based Kasliwal family (officially appointed jewelers of the Mughal dynasty). The Mughal dynasty is a Muslim dynasty of Turkic-Mongol which ruled most of northern India from the early 16th to the mid-18th. It was founded by a Chagatai Turkic prince named Bābur in 1526. Munnu jewels are made from indian traditional techniques. There are four collections: the traditional Mughal collection, the modern Mughal collection, the Platinum collection and the Indo-Russian collection. The website is : http://www.munnuthegempalace.com/.
Mary Quant is a British fashion designer and figure of “Swinging London”. In the sixties, she creates the mini skirt and the hot pants. She designes a young and fun fashion : short dresses and skirts, bright colours and simple lines. She likes geometric shapes, bright colours, polka dots and original materials. The logo and famous pattern of the brand is a flower (daisy). In 2000, the brand is takeover by a Japanese group. There are over 200 shops in the colors of Mary Quant in Japan. The website is http://mq.maryquant.co.uk/index.html.
In the sixties, the Focus on fashion stwitched from Paris to London. For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool. There is a Photoshooting scene from the movie “Blow up” directed by Antonioni in 1966.In the … Continue reading →
Amrapali is an Indian jewelry brand between tradition and modernity. The founders Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera use the finest jewellery traditions and workmanship. The name of the brand “Amrapali” evokes a renowned royal courtesan living around 500BC in ancient India. Amrapali is the timeless symbol of a Muse. “The timelessness of the legend, and its immediate association to feminine beauty, delight and India’s heritage make it the ideal association for the brand”.