At the center of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s Hotel is an art deco jewel that embodies grand English style and timeless glamour. For more than a century, the establishment has preserved its unique heritage, while staying current in design and comfort. Their annual unveiling of their Christmas Tree has also become a tradition and this year, it’s an upside down tree by living fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld. Read more
We all know the famous LV monogram. It’s been used on their exceptional leather goods since 1965 and is now recognized as a global symbol of luxury. Since its inception, it’s been produced, officially, in a myriad of interpretations by the brand (Stephen Sprouse, Murakami, etc). It’s also been produced -unofficially- in bad copies, good reproductions, fine art, on cars, even on houses. To celebrate what is almost 50 years since the mark’s design, the brand has asked Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo to take inspiration from the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram and create their own limited editions. Read more
You may never get to the The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo, so I thought I’d share this lovely pool, art, furniture and outdoor area created for them by fashion designer and icon Karl Lagerfeld with you. Read more
NOTE: This post has been altered since it was originally published to conform to Google Ad Sense’s provisions.
Ordinarily I do an annual post on the most amazing and artful calendars for each new year, but this year snuck up on me so quickly, that other than the Lavazza 2011 calendar and recently, the 2011 Miss Tuning calendar, I didn’t get a chance to share this wonderful example with you.
Even though we are coming upon April already, if you didn’t get a chance to look at Pirelli’s spectacularly sexy calendar -all 36 photos- shot by Karl Lagerfeld (the creative director of CHANEL), it’s worth a look.
The black and white 2011 Calendar is an homage to Greek Mythology with scantily clad (and in some cases, entirely nude) and stunningly beautiful male and female models portraying Greek Gods and Goddesses such as Hermes, Bacchus, Apollo, Achilles, Aurora, Zeus and actress Julianne Moore as Hera. Other models in the calendar include Anja Rubik, Baptiste Giabiconi, Iris Strubegger, Lara Stone, Erin Wasson, Bianca Balti, Garret Neff, Isabeli Fontana, Heidi Mount, Natasha Poly and Magdalena Frackowiak.
Note to my readers: Due to Google Ad Sense, I have had to delete several images in this post. Covering the ‘naughty bits’ with black censor bars did not appease them and due to the following from them, I have had no choice.
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Despite the fact that this post features fine art photography, was clearly labeled, tagged and indicated NSFW and has been enjoyed by thousands with no complaints until now, I had to alter it and remove 24 images.
The Pirelli calendar is not available for purchase, but instead is designed for special Pirelli customers and clients.
Supermodel mother of two, Claudia Schiffer, is pregnant with her third child, due later this month, with husband Matthew Vaughn. The blonde statuesque model graces both the cover and much of the interior of the 2010 June issue of Vogue Germany. Read more