Stunning Cirque Du Soleil Musical on Broadway 2016! PARAMOUR!

Today we have a travel inspiration for you that you cannot miss if you also love the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dance, and the Cirque du Soleil: Book a trip to New York and see the Broadway show PARAMOUR! Even if you’re not usually too hot about musicals, you’ll be blown away by the whole experience!

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Aren’t you just getting goose bumps too? The show is running until November 2016.

Get full details here on PARAMOUR BROADWAY

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Innovation & Inspiration: Fashion Masterclass in Paris

In a few weeks, a new Fashion MasterClass program by the Arts of Fashion Foundation will start again in Paris and inspire the world’s most talented new fashion designers – and the fashion world along with them. The program is internationally known and sought-after for its high standards and for being a forerunner of innovation and inspiration. You’ll see what we mean when you see some of the previous student’s work:

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AoFF2015-LookBook-PingsiZhou18Fashion Master Class Summer 2015 | Designer Ping Si Zhou | above images via LaSalle College Canada

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Arts_Of_Fashion_Foundation_2015_laurensia-salim-2Designer Laurensia Salim (Raffles Singapore) was awarded the Masterclass Award in 2015 | Images via Raffles

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As you see, fashion insiders should absolutely have an eye on the students of this next class! The next Fashion MasterClass program starts on July 4, and you can learn more about the program here!

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Cooper Hewitt Museum NYC’s Design Triennial: What is Beauty

Over the summer months, the inspiration for hair and makeup projects or fashion shoots can easily dissipate a bit in the heat. Now is the best time to let your mind wander, make room for some new ideas, and travel a bit – maybe all of the above!

Here’s an exhibition that will give you a nice and colorful cocktail of fresh ideas and creative inspiration: The Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York is running their famous Design Triennial – this time to the topic “Beauty”:

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If you can’t hop on a plane to New York right now, the museum’s website is also brimming with inspiration – several talks and even a workshop are waiting for you to explore – like this free half-hour class where museum curators Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps explore beauty!

More about the exhibit here on their website! Enjoy!

Behind the Scenes Inside Chanel

Chanel never ceases to amaze – we’re sure you all agree. This time we’re not referring to Coco Chanel’s iconic style, story, impressive talent and legacy, nor to one of Karl Lagerfeld’s many strikes of genius… but to something they launched as part of their brand communication:

If you haven’t been over to their website recently, do it! They created a truly alluring micro-site that shares a peek INSIDE CHANEL, in a most engaging sort of way. We created a collage from screenshots for you – those alone are eye candy. For the full experience see it for yourself though! (Scroll down for the link!)

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Here’s the link so you can experience it for yourself: See INSIDE CHANEL here!

Isn’t it amazing? Strike of genius!

incredible watercolor architecture paintings by Sunga Park

Time for an artist spotlight to send you off into an inspired weekend! We just stumbled across the illustrator and watercolor artist Sunga Park from Taipei, Taiwan. She’s absolutely incredible!

She travels the world, capturing magnificent architecture landmarks in mesmerizing watercolor masterpieces. Yes, masterpieces. That’s how much we like them! We’re also intrigued by what happens when she photographs her art… it seems as if her paintings come to life and reach yet another dimension! See for yourself:

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Sunga is self-taught artist and achieved international acclaim and fame all on her own. Bravo!

See her official website at www.parksunga.com

Have a great weekend!

Movie tip for design lovers: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Today we’d like to inspire you with one of our favorite movies of recent times: Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Even though this film is not entirely new (2014), it’s worth revisiting (many times!) – it deserves a special spot in any design, fashion and art lovers’ movie collection!

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The intriguing and gorgeously designed entertaining tale is a gem of movie artistry and entices on all levels: carefully crafted and composed design, storytelling, costumes, humor, soundtrack, a superb cast (Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Edward Norton, just to name a few) and brilliant details.

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Not surprisingly, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, three Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Director for Anderson, nine Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director, and the Academy Awards for Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. For more background information and intriguing production details, visit vip wiki here.

It’s a perfect movie for an inspired evening: Indulge in a fine dinner, open a fine wine, and then let the feast for the eye begin! Enjoy!

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