THE IMPOSTER CREATED DIORAMA

The artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victory Puffism, yet another designer who doesn’t know how to draw, and despite this for 25 years, the designer has managed to shape a style that is that of others. I always wonder how you can draw jewelry in a house when you don’t know how to draw? Bravo to the designers behind who understand the ideas of Castellane.

Dreamlike and magical flora and fauna for the Diorama and Diorigami collections, unveiled in Florence with a fashion show in the courtyard of the cloister of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella where as usual I was not invited.

The models, dressed in 25 outfits created for the occasion by Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of the women’s haute couture collections the Georges Sand of couture. Guests sipped Ruinart champagne branding requires.

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MAN HUNTING CANNES

Help ! Mine, Marquis de Sade! It was yesterday, once again, at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. This time, as at every demonstration, the majority of men are made to look like harassers, serial rapists! Once again, we are stigmatized, and moreover by a woman, who would certainly never have been in a producer’s room, she, who often goes to La Châtre, to see the grave of Georges Sand.

Hearing the Nespresso Mistress of a café called “Désir” ends up tiring of me. Being continually placed in the ranks of a minority, suggesting that the male majority are counterfeit humans: “Cetaceans” could have said Harvey The Whale.

I love women and I respect them. I have no apprehension for these subjects which advance civilization and which can do good for humanity. But enough is enough! Who will dare to say it in front of these “Females” thirsty for revenge, and who absolutely want to create a tsunami against the male gender.

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SAMARITAIN IN PARIS

Opening September 1, Florasis à la Samaritaine. The counter will be located in the center of the beauty floor, alongside a wide range of premium international beauty brands. The space will allow the brand to demonstrate what merging Eastern beauty philosophy with Western luxury retail would look like. The lord’s flagship leaves the door open to China in the center of Paris
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The brand is known for being an affordable brand in China and loved by millions, it aims to maintain a consistent global pricing strategy. That said, prices at the Samaritaine counter will be considered to reflect the local market, as Samaritaine is not the most competitive location or prices.

Gabby Chen, president of global expansion for Hangzhou-based Florasis, known locally as Hua Xizi, said the partnership with DFS, notably at Samaritaine in Paris, provides the brand with “a strategic location synonymous with luxury and style. But the financial agreement is unknown, we have to make profitable a store which is more of a museum than a real boutique.

The location should also appeal to international and especially Chinese travelers, more than to local Parisians.

DIOR KIM ISLAND

Kim Jones, artistic director of men’s collections at Dior, is a longtime fan of the brand founded by Massimo Osti in 1982 so much so that he is one of the faces of its upcoming campaign featuring members of its community.

Stone Island is something that I’ve worn since I was a teenager. I could afford one piece. I remember saving up for it and it was so hard to get,” Jones said in an interview at the Dior showroom in Paris. “It was just a little sweatshirt, but with the patch, and I was probably about 19.” Continue reading

RICHEMONT SALE NET A POSTER

Pitching investors on a buyout that would take the company private, and looking at acquiring Net-a-porter. This buyout would let the Munich-based Mytheresa rev up its operations away from the glare of Wall Street.
And acquiring Net-a-porter, a possibility first reported by The Financial Times, would bolster the company’s operations significantly as it currently ships out of Germany, while Net-a-porter has a complementary distribution system in the U.S. and Asia.

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BEYONCE PLATINUM ILLUSIONS

With this new hairstyle, Beyoncé pushes the “Texan hair” trend even further. Beyoncé seems to be taking on the “Texan hair” trend after showing off with blonde curls defying weightlessness under her cowboy hat during the last Superbowl in Nevada, she reiterates with a sixties-inspired hairstyle defying the laws as much of gravity than Dolly Parton’s hair abundance.

Platinum blonde, the singer pushed the limits by appearing as if wearing a helmet with her roots unstuck, brushed and lacquered back, simply leaving two strands to frame her face.

A way for her to attract attention and admiration, but also to rewrite the codes of beauty in the South of the United States…

A FISH CALLED PHARRELL

Greek god of the seas, son of Cronos and Rhea. Its name was already known in the Mycenaean era, where its attributions also extended to earthquakes, horses, bulls and winds. Husband of Amphitrite, he fathered various evil creatures, all an agenda for Little Pharrell.

The multi-hyphenate designer, who is also men’s creative director at Louis Vuitton, unveiled a jewelry collection inspired by Poseidon’s mythological trident, but he’s going to drown in spit again. Continue reading

FALABELLA A DWARF PONY

A nude Cara Delevingne carrying a Falabella XXL bag in Stella McCartney’s latest campaign, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original vegan fashion. Created in Argentina, the breed owes its name to the Falabella family, who have managed its main breeding since the end of the 19th century.

Named after the designer’s favorite species of pony growing up in the British countryside, the Falabella has been loved by major pop stars like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kate Hudson. The poor little girl who came to school in her father’s Rolls.

All Falabella bags have an ocean monogram plastic lining and are hand-laced with an organic cotton rope, made of Vegan plastic of course.

PARIS FASHION WEEK

Despite the Paris Olympics disrupting the calendar, both events will be held at the end of June. This year, however, they will be held back-to-back, with the week of couture shows brought forward by a few days. On the programme: 30 brands present, for as many fashion shows. Men’s fashion will feature 72 brands, with 37 shows and 35 presentations.

Under the aegis of their respective fashion authorities, each of the industry’s major capitals is working on a programme to present the spring-summer and autumn-winter collections of major brands and smaller designers, through presentations and catwalk shows.

So, invariably, in this order, the Council of Fashion Designers of America organises New York Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council organises London Fashion Week, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana organises Milan Fashion Week, and finally, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la mode organises Fashion Week in the French capital. Welcome to the unchanging world of fashion.

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KIKO MILANO MEETS LVMH

LVMH-backed private equity fund Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has targeted beauty powerhouse Kiko Milano.

After months of speculation, L Catterton announced on Friday that it had acquired a majority stake in the company. So the lord wants to get his hands on the world’s beauty.

Created in 1997 by entrepreneurs Antonio and Stefano Percassi, Kiko Milano is controlled by Percassi’s Odissea Srl holding company and generated revenue of €798 million in 2023, up 19% year-on-year. previous year and ranking 49th in the annual ranking of the world’s largest beauty companies by sales. The company has more than 1,100 stores worldwide and sells its products in more than 66 markets.

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KERING THE PRINCE OF VENICE SAID

Kering Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault said this week he expected a 40% to 45% drop in first-half operating profit amid falling sales at its flagship Gucci brand. currently undergoing a major overhaul under the direction of Jean-François Palus. and creative director Sabato De Sarno.
The news caused the company’s stock price to fall more than 7% on Wednesday and prompted analysts to lower their earnings estimates, some for the third time this year.

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PRADA HIGHLY DESIRABLE

Prada reported an increase in sales of 11 percent to 1.18 billion euros in the three months ended March 31. Comparatively, last year’s figure was 1.06 billion euros. Revenues increased 16 percent at constant exchange rates.

In light of the positive reception of the fall 2024 men’s and women’s fashion shows, it is a highly desirable brand. In addition to the ongoing reinterpretation of icons, leather goods novelties such as the Buckle Bag further enriched the category. Prada’s commitment to sustainability was reinforced throughout the quarter by its Re-Nylon collection.

In the first quarter, the Prada brand registered a 7 percent gain in retail sales and Miu Miu was up 89 percent. Retail sales rose 12 percent to 1.07 billion euros from 953 million euros in the same period last year, driven by like-for-like and full-price sales. Retail sales increased 18 percent at constant currency. Continue reading

RELUXURY ANOTHER LIFE

ReLuxury, the first show dedicated to the second life of luxury products and then the circular economy is nestling even in prestigious houses, a new idea to further promote their heritage and their exceptional know-how. “Luxury is what can be repaired,”said Jean-Louis Dumas, emblematic President of Hermès, used to say.

Luxury is indeed meant to be timeless, a beautiful watch, a bag or a piece of jewelry is passed down from generation to generation. This is why the economic model of reselling luxury items is a virtuous circle, for the seller, for the buyer, but also for the brand, because the planet and humanity! all need to be cuddled.

Bringing a repair cycle into this environment turns out to be a relevant response to the phenomenon of “köpskam”, the shame of buying. A neologism which is gradually emerging in Nordic society and which mainly targets the fashion industry. Recommerce is in fact a weapon of massive reconstruction to combat waste. This perfectly meets the new expectations and aspirations of today’s luxury customers.

However, luxury brands still remain perplexed about investing in this new second life market. However, the market for the resale of timepieces and jewelry is estimated at some 21 billion euros per year, with growth expected to be around 8% per year.

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JOSEPH J THOMAS

Joseph J. Thomas, an advocate for diversity and a 43-year veteran of Bloomingdale’s, died at the age of 85 on Sunday at NYU Langone Hospital in New York.

Born April 26, 1938, in Opelousas, La., Thomas served in the army before joining Bloomingdale’s in 1965 at the height of the civil rights movement. Thomas worked for Bloomingdale’s for 43 years, serving as a buyer before rising to become the store’s operating vice president for diversity and community service.

Thomas was Bloomingdale’s first Black buyer and the company’s first Black corporate operating vice president, according to the family.

VUITTON SHANGHAI CHINA

Louis Vuitton presented Nicolas Ghesquière’s Pre-Fall 2024 Women’s Collection during the Voyager Revealed fashion show at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai, Sun Yitian, a Beijing-based artist known for her paintings of blown-up animals, was introduced to Ghesquière, artistic director of Vuitton’s women’s collections since 2013. Continue reading

RALPH LAUREN OLYMPIC CLOTHES

The Summer Olympics in Paris are just 100 days away, and momentum is building, with many brands unveiling their uniform kits and athletes in a variety of sports stepping into the spotlight.

The summit started with a welcome reception in Central Park and culminated with the lighting of the Empire State Building in red, white and blue.

The official outfitter of both the Olympic and Paralympic teams, Ralph Lauren, was visible at the event.A sneak peek at the Villagewear collection will be provided to participants in July was provided in a room at the venue.

Until mid-June, the full collection as well as the opening and closing ceremony kits will remain under wraps. Probably much better than French clothes which were made by Italians.

DIOR AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

It is in the atmosphere of a winter night that the very evidence of the locker room, which was intended to be both classic and powerful, stigmatizes the woman as a man. The idiom of lines to find the language of the stars, for a subtle dosage of the masculine fly jacket which plays with the feminine, very gently and in control; a sculptural “Zaraïfié” collection with cuts celebrating Parisian chic for New York.

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TILBURY PROFUMO DI DONNA

Celebrity makeup artist  Charlotte Tilbury is set to launch her first perfume collection. Charlotte Tilbury said this launch aims to evoke a range of emotions, vibrations, actions and reactions, through a collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and their revolutionary proprietary technology.

It is specified that this collection is dedicated to neuroscents. And as Charlotte Tilbury looks to expand her brand into a billion-euro makeup, skincare and fragrance business, the introduction marks a major milestone for the company, which has already established itself as the UK’s leading prestige combination makeup brand.

The six scents in the collection are called Love Frequency, More Sex, Cosmic Power, Magic Energy, Calm Bliss and Joyphoria. In collaboration with IFF, a pioneer in research on perfumes and the impact of perfume on the brain, there may also be sex shops in the Soho district, you understood the message charlotte wants more sex.

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CHOPARD ARTISAN OF EMOTION

Since 1860, Chopard has been an artisan of emotion. And In 2013, Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-presidents at Chopard, launched the “Journey to Sustainable Luxury” and in 2018, the Maison committed to using 100 percent ethical gold when producing all its watches and jewelry.

The latest collection features the new L.U.C XPS Forest Green model, which embodies understated elegance and exclusively uses Chopard’s proprietary steel, Lucent Steel™. With a recycling rate of at least 80 percent, the steel aids the Maison’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint.

Standouts from the latest collection include the more vibrantly hued blue Happy Sport, a limited-edition with only 250 pieces available. The women’s watch celebrates Chopard’s “Joie de Vivre” with its legendary “dancing diamonds” on the dial and is powered by mechanical movement.

This year, they expanding portfolio with timepieces featuring colored dials, appealing to individuals who seek a touch of uniqueness.

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