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Books We Love – The Night Before BAFTA

By Charles Finch

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Rare are the women who don’t get swooned by the unique energy that spreads on the eve of the famed British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. And if you agree, then we’re more than glad to tell you that this book would be the perfect addition to your collection.  In fact, we have all heard of the Pre-BAFTA Party and it’s time we find out what the backstory is!   

Entitled “The Night Before BAFTA”, this release by Charles Finch – son of British actor Peter Finch – invites you to go behind-the-scenes to the Pre-BAFTA party. How did it all start? Here’s how! In 1999, Finch returned to his British roots after 20 years abroad and celebrated this event with friends and fellow actors that offered him the support throughout his career. And soon, this private gathering morphed into a much anticipated star-studded event with celebrities joining the entrepreneur to celebrate this occasion with him.

It’s with a foreword by American actor and director John Malkovich and 200 illustrations that this edition captures Charles’ charismatic charm and creative skills, as well as the glamorous vibes taking over this night.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Books We Love - Franca: Chaos & Creation

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Some people leave an everlasting mark in the fashion industry and Franca Sozzani is definitely one of them. During her 30 years at Vogue Italia, this editor-in-chief tackled subjects that others would avoid at the time, bringing an unparalleled energy and audacity to Fashion journalism.

Comprising photos by industry pioneers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg and Bruce Weber from both the magazine’s archives and Ms. Sozzani’s personal collection, as well as texts on every facet of her life – from her work with couture and models to her family – and notes from her dearest friends, this book brings together fashion’s greatest works and talents to pay tribute to this great woman and her achievements. This is not all, because behind this book lies a cause; the sale proceeds fund the Franca Sozzani Chair in Preventive Genomics at Harvard Medical School which aims to transform medicine from reactive sick care to proactive health preservation.

 

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F is for Fashion… or Furniture

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Luxury is not only for fashion. Luxury is a lifestyle – or at least this is what some of our favorite fashion houses in the world have proved to us. Expanding their wings into the world of décor and furniture, every one of them has their own take on interior design, further expressing their spirit and design values through items that fill your home space with sophistication.

Feeding your hunger for a complete luxurious lifestyle experience is an extensive list of styles, each packing its own statement through an aesthetic that is pretty much true to the house’s codes and uses the label’s signature motifs. With 14 fashion houses on the list until now, the flock is still growing – promising a bright future in the world of luxury interior design.

Now what would designer furniture look like, you might ask? As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. With this in mind, we’ve rounded-up a list of interior design images created by some of the fashion industry’s pioneers. From Gucci who recently joined the pack to Elie Saab – who announced his collaboration with Emaar Properties, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Fendi Casa, Missoni Home, Dior Maison, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani/Casa and many more, below is our curated selection. Are you ready to get blown away?

 

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Prep Your Little Ones for Their School Comeback

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Summer is over and you and your kids are more than ready for school after months of fun and excitement. But wait! Did you prep the little ones for a fancy start? In order to be a supermom, we suggest you go back in time and remember how happy you were when your mom used to supply you with the coolest accessories at the start of the new school year. Now that you understand how your little ones feel about having the nicest stationery, here’s what you gotta do!

First, take into consideration the class and age of your child. Do they need a lunch box or a sandwich is enough to get them through the day? These kinds of questions will help you figure out what they need for school and make the task easier on you. Once you got all of this figured out, you might want to give your kids the chance to choose what they want – which makes you more of a supermom!

Below is a list of items that might inspire you. Check them out and get ready for a shopping spree that will get your kid extremely excited to kick off yet another successful school year!

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Books We Love – American Fashion Designers at Home

By Rima Suqi

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They’re the reason behind every trend seen on the runways. Yes, we’re talking about fashion designers! Don’t you wonder sometimes what these creative minds return to after weeks and weeks of hard work and fashion shows? Well, this book will tell you all about that while focusing on American fashion designers.

Entitled “American Fashion Designers at Home”, this release offers you an intimate look into the private spaces of more than 100 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, such as Diane Von Furstenburg and Derek Lam.

Vivid images will immerse you in their domiciles, which range in design and style from minimal chic to bold and exotic, and allow you to discover their domestic interpretation of their own taste in fashion. Discover Carolina Herrera’s classic elegance taking shape into her Louis XV-inspired New York apartment and Tommy Hilfiger’s take on comfortable and relaxing spaces through a preppy aesthetical style, as well as Donna Karan’s tranquil, zen-inpired villa in the Turks and Caicos Islands with its eco-friendly architecture and yoga pavilion.

In a nutshell, this book shows you how American fashion designers let their creativity run wild equally at work and home.

 

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Spend Your Adha Holiday in a European Hidden Gem

Adha is fast approaching and you’re probably wondering about where you and your family should head to for Eid celebrations. So if you’re looking for new experiences, Europe is full of treasures, and we have the perfect list for you.

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Around the World with Your Little Ones

Kids can be so different, but there is one thing they all have in common: they all like to have fun! After a year full of school duties and a summer they spent behaving very well, a treat is well deserved and by that, we mean a vacation in a magical place.

Taking into consideration your little ones’ interests and hobbies, here are a few destinations you should consider visiting with them for you to become the mom of the year – if not for a lifetime!

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