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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Amaris Jones of South Street at the Chicken Coupe Event

Amaris Jones, proprietor and chef of South Street, located in the Miami Design District.

No bird is safe on Saturday, February 23rd, when the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival debuts a new event, Chicken Coupe. Hosted by chef Andrew Carmellini at the W South Beach—where he runs the Miami outpost of his New York destination restaurant The Dutch—the event showcases the delectable combination of champagne and […]

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“2013 Designs of the Year” Nominees: By Zaha Hadid

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Renowned as the first woman to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, Zaha Hadid has also been repeatedly acknowledged in design categories ranging from architecture to furniture to technology (her Z-Car is on permanent display at New York’s MoMA). And it looks like 2013 will be no exception: Last week, the world-renowned architect, whose futuristic creations focus […]

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William Forsythe’s Balloon Performance in Frankfurt

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Just as the dancer moves of her own free will, so does the balloon, a concept displayed in German choreographer William Forsythe’s abstract performance entitled Scattered Crowd. Thousands of ghost-white balloons have been suspended from the ceilings of Frankfurt’s Bockenheimer Depot, all of different sizes and opacity. The balloons scatter throughout and sometimes crowd various […]

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“Hollywood Costumes” at London’s V&A

Left: Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Right: Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is going Hollywood. In what is perhaps the most comprehensive exhibition of the art of filmdom’s clothing designers yet attempted, the museum is showing a century-wide survey of iconic ensembles. “Hollywood Costumes”—a five-year initiative put together by designer and senior guest curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis, guest curator Sir Christopher Frayling […]

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Diego Della Valle Brings New Life to Schiaparelli

Diego Della Valle and Farida Khelfa (left) and Elsa Schiaparelli (right).

  Not since Alber Elbaz breathed new life into Lanvin and Nicolas Ghesquière revitalized Balenciaga has a fashion-house revival been more anticipated than that of Schiaparelli, whose archives and name were purchased back in 2006 by Tod’s chairman and Roger Vivier resuscitator Diego Della Valle. The brand, heavily influenced by Surrealism, has been dormant since […]

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MOVIE: Prada Real Fantasies AW12-13 [*click here to view]

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Each season, the house of PRADA re-contextualises its men’s and women’s collections with an abstract film project called REAL FANTASIES. “For Autumn Winter 2012-13, Prada projects the future of fashion as a retrofitted past. Set within a dystopian society of machines and jagged geometries, genetically perfected clones roam digital colonies. Each scene depicts an antiquated […]

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Introducing the $27,000 Golden Phoenix cupcake

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Acknowledged as a global capital of excess, Dubai never fails to astonish by continually churning out ever more elaborate examples of the tallest, the glitziest and the priciest. Yet this city of more-than-conspicuous consumption may have trumped even itself with the creation of the $27,000 Golden Phoenix cupcake. The brainchild of Shafeena Yusuff Ali—CEO of […]

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