Publishing house Rizolli New York and Louis Vuitton will release a very special book coming autumn: Fashion Photography.
It chronicles the fashion house’s advertising campaigns to fashion articles from the past 60 years.
I cannot wait to see the many beautiful images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Mario Testino and many more. Three different covers are planned for this exclusive book with a limited edition on top featuring a white-canvas cover.
That will definitely be another book for my coffee tables.
HUNter 486 Brasserie is a restaurant I checked out recently: it is a glamourous place for drinks and food at the luxury hotel the Arch in London. It is therefore located central, near Marble Arch and Hyde Park, and has plenty to offer: secluded areas for privacy, attentive service, organic food and some of the best Martinis in town.
The menu offers a solid selection of burgers, steaks and pizzas. Don’t leave before ordering the to-die-for desserts like a bread-and-butter pudding or chocolate fondants.
The interior just makes you feel welcome. Pots and pans are dangling from the ceiling and all is topped with romantic lighting and classy furniture.
To sum up: the brasserie is a hidden treasure and the place to go if you want to feel a touch of class and luxury amidst the hectic life of central London.
Avicii ft Audra Mae – Addicted to You
Another weekend upon us: time for the tune of the week. I checked my iTunes most played playlist and found this year’s smash by Avicii: Addicted to You. Good song, great vocals and produced by Swedish DJ and hitmaker Avicii.
This September a movie about the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will be released that was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Do not mistake it for the already this year released biopic by Jalil Lespert called Yves Saint Laurent. I left the cinema with mixed feelings as it felt a bit superficial and shallow so my hopes are up for Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent with a handsome Gaspard Ulliel playing the couture maker.
It is quite odd that one year two films about the legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent were produced. However both from very different angles.
The film is set between 1967 and 1977: ten years that were very successful for Laurent’s fashion but chaotic and destructive for his personal life.
Lespert’s film, the one already released this year, was approved and authorized by Saint Laurent’s longtime partner Pierre Bergé. Therefore there is a chance that Saint Laurent is a more structured and honest portrait. Cannot wait to see and compare the two…
I love matcha tea. I know it is the new trendy health drink and everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon – but I really love it. It is tasty and sweet, super healthy with tons of vitamins and antioxidants and you can use it in many different ways. Drink it as a tea (bit similar to green tea in taste) by putting the powder into hot water or use it as an ingredient for lattes, desserts and even ice-cream. In some bars they even mix alcohol-free cocktails with matcha powder.
Matcha is an old tradition from Japan, produced in a long and difficult way that only very few tea farmers master.
Now available around the world – mostly with a high price tag.
By the way: the greener the powder the better the quality. So always go for the brightest matcha.
If you still haven’t decided on where to spend your summer holidays (or maybe a little time off in autumn?) I suggest a trip to Marrakech: the exotic city in the Atlas Mountains is the place to be for this summer. Forget Saint Tropez or Ibiza as Marrakech is the new celebrity hotspot. Not only since English model and socialite Poppy Delevigne held her hippy inspired wedding in Marrakech in May are the celebs flocking here: from Kate Moss to Jean Paul Gaultier: everyone loves the exotic city with its French colonial charm.
And one of the finest hotels in town is the Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa. The five star hotel is located northeast of the city center so you don’t get annoyed by the busy, overcrowded markets or loud Moroccan traffic: the neighborhood is rather posh and you reside next door to wealthy Moroccans and diplomats.
The hotel offers it all: luxury bedroom, suites, two swimming pools and a restaurant that serves a fusion of Italian and Moroccan dishes.
The interior is very traditional using lots of red and browns with Moorish tiles and lots of Moroccan lamps and furniture.
If you book one of the extravagant Pavillion rooms you get your own private garden – but why spend the days at your room when there is a whole country to explore? Or at least the hotel’s very own spa treatments with Hammam and four hands massages.
The Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa is the perfect resort to unwind and relax. Recharge your energy in a colorful city and an exciting country.
Diplo – Tennis Court Remix
Exactly one month ago I chose Tennis Court by New Zealand pop sensation Lorde as my song of the week. Now I choose it again in an awesome remix by American DJ and producer Diplo: the Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Remix.
Diplo already mixtaped for high profile names such as Britney Spears or Beyonce. Right now he is working in the studio with Madonna on her next record. For now listen to his mix of Tennis Court here.
On my blog I mostly write about my favorite things, my inspirations, my travels, the exhibitions I see… all that influences my work and the SET collections. Therefore you can imagine how special it is, and how proud it makes me, to finally show you images of the SET Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.
Standout pieces of the collection are definitely our leather pants, the different bouclé jackets or the Tyler Leather Jacket, a casual and cool biker jacket that glams up every look.
Enjoy these images of the campaign, featuring Marta Dyks, Alison Nix and Valeria Kelava and follow this link to see the campaign’s video.
Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) was one of the most influential fashion photographers of the last century. Legendary are his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol or Ezra Pound.
If you like his black and white photography as much as I do go and check out the current exhibition at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich: Richard Avedon: Murals and Portraits. It features mainly portraits and huge murals from the social and political sides of his work; surely unknown to many who only know his works for Vogue and the likes. You see portraits of farmers as well as politicians, pictures of vagrants next to portraits of America’s elite in the 1970s.
The fascinating exhibition still runs till November: still time to see the many different aspects of this great American legendary photographer in this beautifully compiled exhibition.
That Girl with Dark Eyes – Hey Baby
It is summer time: holidays are upon us and what better way to celebrate this than with Barcelona based California native Tiffany Garrett Sotomayor of That Girl With Dark Eyes and her funky smash hit Hey Baby? This fresh summery sound gets us in the vacation mode here at SET. Roll on summer holidays…