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Aqva Divina is the first feminine fragrance from the Bvlgari Aqva collection, which has so far included only masculine scents. Bvlgari Aqva Divina is inspired by Botticelli’s painting The Birth of Venus. The fragrance is  bright and sensual. Its floral-aquatic composition signed by perfumer Alberto Morillas opens with aromas reminiscent of the salty sea; there are accords of bergamot, salt crystals and red ginger. Magnolia and quince form the heart of the perfume, which is followed by the base of beeswax, precious woods and amber.   In September of 2014 Yves Saint Laurent launches Black Opium, the new fragrance announced Read more..

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At last we can shop luxury and enjoy Champagne at the Diamond Walk, Sandton. Perrier-Jouët has announced their partnership with Arque Champagne Crescent to bring premium champagne and a fine dining experience exclusively to South Africa. Luxury French Champagne house, Maison de Champagne Perrier-Jouët, a brand with an exceptional and unique heritage dating back to 1811, has maintained a creative spirit and quest for perfection. To this day the house of Perrier-Jouët maintains the blend of art, creativity and innovation that’s defined the founders and their successors. Enchant with crafted beauty, Perrier-Jouët believes that beauty has the fascinating power to Read more..

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Prada introduces a new masculine fragrance named after the sailboat and the sailing team “Red Moon” or Luna Rossa, which participates in the American Cup competitions. Drawing its inspiration from the world of extreme sailing, prestige, marine nature and passion for innovation and victory. The composition is developed around the main note of lavender by perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan. Intensity and freshness of accords are emphasized by the use of classical notes in new, innovative ways. Those notes include lavender absolute and bitter orange in the top, clary sage and spearmint in the heart, and ambrette absolute and ambroxan Read more..

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  Barry Downard is well known in South Africa as the photographer that got away. I say this with great envy. Barry was working hard as a commercial photographer in Durban for many years, when he relocated to a farm near Maritzburg, and bought a computer and some programmes back in the day when clients said they will NEVER move to digital. Now of course, the joke is on them, and Barry gets to work on huge accounts all over the world, from his farm., combining photography with graphics.These works are a taste of a story book he is currently Read more..

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Rajmahal Palace is one of the oldest and most treasured properties in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Belonging to the Royal Family, this exquisite former royal palace has 14 rooms, decorated with opulence and vibrancy.   An enclosed oasis, secluded in exquisite gardens, Rajmahal Palace eludes a sense of celebrated history. The tall bay windows, mirrored doors and exquisite interior décor allow guests to be transported to a new era of regal living. Text: Trendland

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Photographer Leonid Tishkov literally dragged the moon around the world to create his series “Private Moon. His travels included Siberia, the Arctic and Paris. This series will be part of Russia Art Week 2015.  

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    Portrait photographer Anton Corbijn doesn’t much like to look back at his work in the music industry. But for the Hague Museum of Photography’s forthcoming exhibition 1-2-3-4 he has done just that. Searching his archive, he has selected more than 300 shots of bands and singers: everybody from Nirvana, U2 and Nick Cave to Siouxsie Sioux, REM and the Rolling Stones. Many of the photographs are now going on show to the public for the very first time. Anton Corbijn (b. Strijen, 1955) has had a major influence on international music and portrait photography. The creative, off-beat way Read more..

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One of the most original photographers today, Henry is part set builder, part story teller. Each set is planned and then executed by a team. Henry plans his shots in remote villages such as in Nepal, Africa. Many times the locals start to help in constructing the sets. It is a long process, which begins on paper, the idea behind each shot is a commentary on society.  The art world is taking notice.   as Henry

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Imagine photographing the war in the Congo on discontinued Kodak Aerochrome 8×10 sheet film on a large format camera. This is what Richard Mosee did, and now he is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time. He is best known for his infrared images from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).For his infrared photographs he used a large format camera and the now-discontinued Kodak Aerochrome film. Aerochrome is a false-color infrared film originally intended for aerial vegetation surveys and for military reconnaissance, such as to identify camouflaged targets. It registers a spectrum of infrared light invisible to Read more..

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    Not every day Cartier launches a bag, but when they do, it is spectacular. The C de Cartier bag dazzles in an array of vibrant hues that shimmer with Parisian sparkle. With nuanced glimmering tones inspired by fine stones, this subtly sophisticated bag is a radiant figure of femininity in soft, shapely curves. The zesty palette chosen for the C de Cartier bag is inspired by the signature shades of the Maison interpreted in cheery monochrome. In fresh, capricious splashes of amethyst, spessartite garnet, cordierite, turquoise, chalcedony and pink quartz, this dapper bag in punchy jewel tones offers Read more..