Börje Rajalin, a bracelet

Borje Rajalin is a Finnish Jewellery Designer.

Rajalin worked at Bertel Gardberg’s silversmith from 1952 – 1956.  His design work included technical equipment, plastic fittings, cutlery, stainless steel table and cookware and with Anti Nurmesniemi in 1972 a train for the Helsinki Railway.  They collaborated with station designers to make the metro stations modern and chic.  Rajalin produced silver designs for Bertel Gardberg and jewellery for Kalevala Koru.  He taught at Taideeteollinen Oppilaitos and was the director of Taidetelinen Ammattikoulu in Helsinki.Read More →

Judith Leiber clutches and purses

Judith Leiber was a prolific designer whose fanciful minaudières had accessorised royalties, first ladies, and film stars, and entered the collections of art the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While her couture handbags—carried by celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Claudette Colbert, Björk, and Barbara Walters—are widely regarded as worksRead More →

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Art Nouveau was an international style of design and architecture.

Idiosyncratic and romantic the Art Nouveau style derived from the vestiges of academic classicism of the École des Beauz-Arts, Paris and the study of plant forms. Between 1880 and 1910, the Art Nouveau movement was influential throughout Europe and to a lesser degree in the United States. The following are 10 beautifully crafted examples of jewellery design in this style.Read More →

Paco Rabanne Chainmail dress

In Paco Rabanne’s 1960 studio everything was riveted, welded or soldered. Needles and thimbles were replaced by tool kits. Pliers were preferred to scissors. His materials were plastic, leather aluminium and steel.Read More →

Twiggy by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton was a British Photographer, interior designer and stage designer. The house he occupied until 1945 at Ashcombe, Wiltshire, near friend Edith Olivier was decorated with limited funds using exaggerated baroque furniture. The walls of the ‘Circus Bedroom’ were painted by visiting artist friends, including Rex Whistler and OliverRead More →

Mainbocher and models wearing his dresses

When designing his 1945 spring collection, Mainbocher – the noted French designer who worked in New York after the fall of Paris in WWII. Declared that he had attempted more than ever to make clothes “that would embody the right amount of novelty, were stimulating for today,Read More →

Kenzo Takada Obituary Photograph

Kenzo Takada has died at the age of 81, due to complications from Covid-19. The Japanese fashion designer-founder of the eponymous label Kenzo – was famed for bringing unrestricted shapes, vibrant colour and creative energy to French fashion in the 1970s, and liberating sartorial society from the conservatism of the Haute Couture salon.Read More →

Erotic Mehndi model sitting on bed

Erotic henna is a new form of art that celebrates the feminine body, highlighting the natural beauty of women, usually done around the chest, belly, legs and back, it became popular when the work of the Russian henna artist Mary GinkasRead More →

Deanna Lawson Photographs Rihanna

Rihanna by Deana Lawson. COURTESY GARAGE MAGAZINE For Garage magazine’s 15th issue, Rihanna features in a cover image photographed by Deana Lawson , whose appearance in the 2017 Whitney Biennial helped propel her to widespread popularity. Source: Deana Lawson Photographs Rihanna for Garage Magazine Also Check Out Deana Lawson: AnRead More →

  I love this illustration for Van Cleef & Arpels that I discovered in a copy of Harpers Bizzare, Singapore.  The jewellery adorns the tree and does not overpower the image. Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the most recognisable names in the French and American jewellery world.  Read More →

The fall 2019 shows have kicked off in Milan. We’ll be updating this story with daily dispatches and our favourite moments, as captured by T’s photographers. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Against a backdrop of flashing LED lights, Alessandro Michele presented his fall 2019 Gucci collection: a carnival of looks mixed withRead More →

25 Years of Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party in Photos

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Vanity Fair Oscar party—a storied annual event where, as Frank DiGiacomo noted in 2013, “There is no V.I.P. section.” That’s probably what has made this party so alluring, so enviable, and so utterly unbelievable for the past quarter-century: it’s a single roomRead More →

Moments of Beauty

Dreaming of spring while a monumental snowstorm blankets the world outside. Model Guinevere Van Seenus, photographed by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, March 1996. (via haute vanity ) Source: Moments of BeautyRead More →

NU:RO analog watch mesmerizes with its minimalist twin movement

the simplicity of the minimalist NU:RO analog watch is as impressive as it is mesmerizing. its two dials, with hours at the top and minutes at the bottom, rotate to show the time in the middle inside the hourglass. even at a quick glance, the twin movement constantly works to ensure complete clarity withinRead More →

Back in Time Photography by Irma Kanova

Turn back time – a treasure from the 50 years old wardrobe was revived. “I’m a professional photographer, my passion is a fashion, art, portraits. I love to put all those things into every single project. Source: Back in time, photography by Irma KanovaRead More →