For those who read this blog regularly would know how obssessed we are with Michelin starred restaurants and this one video is an absolute treat for those who share this passion. This video takes us inside the kitchens of some of the top restaurants like Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (London), The Fat Duck (Berkshire), Hibiscus (Mayfair), Mugaritz (Spain) , Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (London) to name a few. Showcasing their talents to the perfect tunes of “Food Glorious Food!”, this video will make you run towards gastronomy or at least a google search for all these brilliant chefs!
Here is a list of all the Michelin starred chefs n the order of appearance:
Jocelyn Herland, Alain Ducasse
Stephen McLaughlin, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Craig Sandle, The Balmoral
Phil Howard, The Square
Matthew Tomkinson, The Montagu Arms
Jonny Lake, The Fat Duck
David Everitt-Mathias, Le Champignon Sauvage
Tom Kerridge, Hands and Flower
Clare Smyth, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz
Surrealism, the period of art led by some of the greatest artist of the 20th- century artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte has inspired many over the years. Latest to join the club is Christian Dior.
In 1928 Belgian artist Rene Magritte’s ‘Treachery of Images’ gained massive popularity and became one of the most famous art works associated with the movement.
This painting with a tag line ‘This is not a pipe’ shows that the painting is not a pipe but just a mere representation of the object! Well, now lets get back to the words which brought you to this post in the first place, the Dior ‘This is not a lipstick’ campaign.
And why is this not a lipstick you ask, because it is a Fluid Stick, a hybrid between a lipstick and a liquid gloss.
I am definitely going to get one for myself and would love to know if any of you have some reviews for me, so post away!
Until next time…
As we approach the last quarter of an year, designer collaborations are the talk of the industry. One latest such example is Maison Martin Margiela and Converse!
Its fresh, its basic and its white!
Another video from Inside Chanel series, uncovers how the Mademoiselle Chanel made a place for herself in the fashion industry which was then ruled by men. These men designed clothes which confined women in corsets and bustiers and how Coco Chanel made the tweed suite fashionable. How she handled the fabrics with her 8 fingers and how Karl Lagerfeld has further cultivated her legacy…
Another beautiful collaboration by Baccarat! The crystal of the Kings recently joined hands with Duval-Leroy Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers champagne, France.
The outcome was a Duval-Leroy Champagne bottle accompanied by a stunning crystal carafe resting delicately in a red and silver cabinet packaging.
Priced at 500 Euro ($650), the set is available upon request from the Duval – Leroy winery in Champagne!
Recently, Chanel launched a series of videos on their Youtube Channel called Inside Chanel… these take us through the most intriguing part of Coco Chanel’s life. In the coming few weeks I am going to share with you all my most favourite videos starting with this one!
This video tells us the stories of how Mademoiselle Gabriel ‘Coco’ Chanel got inspired and how the famous tweed jackets, Chanel No. 5 and LBDs, all iconic of the brand came into being!
Every year by this time we get to hear various announcements about designer collaborations, a tradition started by H&M originally but a lot of brands are getting inspired by this. These collections usually come out by the year end just in time for Christmas! A concept which has proved to be very successful for the high street brands but is debatable for the designer label in terms of brand image (and not revenue).
Well, I personally do enjoy such collections and the latest around the block is..
Christian Lacroix and Petit Bateau