Armand de Brignac Champagne

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Armand de Brignac is a champagne which is edited and produced by Champagne Cattier, a family business that has been since 1763 in the possession of vineyards in the Champagne region and is one of the world’s finest champagne houses. Armand de Brignac is still made ​​in the traditional way of only eight people by hand. The grapes come exclusively from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards of the Montagne de Reims regions, Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, thus mean quality. The grapes come from all vintages wine villages, bearing the title Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Each cuvée is a blend of three different vintages. This higher complexity is ensured, as more variety and flavor nuances than individual vintages. The current cuvée Armand de Brignac is from a combination of the years 2002, 2003 and 2005.
It is marvelously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. Its sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with wine’s subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy with light, tiny bubbles and has won “#1 Champagne in the World” against the top 1000 Champagnes!
In a study conducted by the journal Fine Champagne Magazine blind tasting in which a total of 1,000 Champagne brands were evaluated, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold was awarded in November 2009 the award as “the best champagne in the world”

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Gaga By Gaultier

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Gaga by Gaultier is an interview between Lady Gaga and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, that was filmed at the House of Gaultier in Paris, France, on May 10, 2011. It was produced by Dak Tirak Productions and delves into Gaga’s fashion choices, music, and personal life. The interview was released on June 13, 2011.

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Karl Lagerfeld – Chanel Pre-Fall 2014

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Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL – Paris Dallas 2013/2014 Métiers d’Art. The location was meant to honor the brand’s long-standing relationship with America.

Welcome to the Wild, Wild West — by way of Chanel! When Karl Lagerfeld dropped the fashion community into Dallas, TX, for the annual Métiers d’Art show, the expectation was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. On that promise, Karl delivered with a prairie-inspired collection influenced by Americana. With rich tweeds transitioning into Southwestern tapestries and worn-in denim, looks were accompanied by suede boots, lariats, cowboy hats, feathers, and fringe as far as the eye could see. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get bigger than Karl’s take on the Lone Star State.

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Patrick Demarchelier

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All fashionistas and photographers know the name of Patrick Demarchelier (born 21 August 1943 in Paris), one of the best French fashion photographers. He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine

He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

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Kristian Schuller

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Kristian Schuller is a Paris-based photographer. He is the son of theater dramaturg and director Frieder Schuller. As a child, Kristian emigrated with his parents and his brother to Germany, he grew up in Bonn and Dusseldorf. He studied fashion design with Vivienne Westwood and photography with F.C. Gundlach at the University of Fine Arts Berlin.

After his initial introduction by Isabella Blow to Condé Nast Publications in London, Kristian has continued working internationally with various fashion magazines and commercial clients.

He has worked together with artists/models like Penélope Cruz, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Duran Duran, etc. His work featuring top models in original and creative settings has been published in international magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and many more.

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Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 or 弥生 Kusama Yayoi, born March 22, 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano) is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.

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All This Can Happen

‘Otto the Giant’, still from All This Can Happen, courtesy of British Pathé

A New Film By SIOBHAN DAVIES and DAVID HINTON

“Do you think it quite impossible that on a gentle walk I should meet giants, do business with booksellers, dine at noon with intelligent ladies, stroll through woods, dispatch dangerous letters, and come to wild blows with spiteful, ironic master tailors? All this can happen….”

Award winning artists, Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, have collaborated for the first time to create a film which brings together their distinctive ways of looking at the world in a meditative walk through the everyday.

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Maïna

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Not to be missed: Roseanne Supernault in Maïna

Not new, but so far still relatively unknown, however the perfect winter movie:
Director: Michel Poulette | Canada 2012 | 103 min | AGE: 13+

This adventure tale of a rivalry between two arctic peoples set in the pre-contact era took home Best Picture at AIFF in November 2013. Its stars Roseanne Supernault and Tantoo Cardinal won for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Set in the arctic north of Turtle Island before European contact, the film tells the story of an Innu woman who embarks on a quest into rival Inuit territory to fulfill a promise. This is an unusual movie, even within Native cinema, as it takes place before contact with Europeans.

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Creative DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

 

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No other holidays have examined a magical and joyous preparation period as Christmas, as the whole month of Advent is dedicated to get into the Christmas spirit and be merry. Truth be told, holidays will only be as festive as you make them so do not wait for the Christmas spirit to manifest Itself, start creating it!
Probably the best way to get inspired for the holidays is to decorate your house and a Christmas tree. And if you take it one step further and decide to make the decorations and ornaments yourself, then Christmas will be all the more special!
We’ve already shared a collection of DIY Christmas tree ideas, so now it‘s time to create some DIY Christmas ornaments for it. Check out the images did inspired us, and get creative!

 

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Christmas Ornaments

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We wish you all a peaceful and joyous holiday season and give you 20 pictures with a transparent background for the design of your Christmas greetings as a gift.
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Wir wünschen euch allen eine friedvolle und besinnliche Weihnachtszeit und schenken euch 20 Abbildungen mit transparentem Hintergrund für die Gestaltung eurer Weihnachtsgrüße.
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Creative DIY Christmas Tree Ideas

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Decorating Christmas tree with our family is probably among the best childhood memories we have. HOWEVER, not everyone likes the idea of cutting down the trees, so people came up with an idea to replace them with artificial ones. And now, as the boundaries of imagination are only expanding, the most recent trend is the DIY Christmas trees!
For the spaces, that could not fit on actual Christmas tree, or for the people, who want to make the holidays even more special, a Christmas tree is a great DIY project. That way, you can pick the size, the color, the style and the texture completely Call on your own, and make the Christmas tree look like a beautiful accessory, complementing the interior. What is more, that way it will definitely be one of a kind! To give you some ideas, we have made ​​a selection of some DIY Xmas trees did we liked a lot. What will yours look like this year?

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