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Introducing: Our “In A Lonely Place” Cuff

In A Lonely Place Cuff - Classiq Shop

Our own design, this is my manifesto accessory, the one I wear every single day. I have written about my favourite noir, In A Lonely Place, time and again. And now I have made a piece of jewellery inspired by … Read More

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Celebrating A Designer, A Friendship, A Legacy: Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany

A retrospective of the special friendship and unique collaboration between Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away over the weekend at age 91, and Audrey Hepburn in the way I know best: talking about movies.   Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, … Read More

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Peter Lindbergh and His Movie Making Photographs

Peter Lindbergh A Different Vision on Fashion Photography

I remember coming across Peter Lindbergh’s “City of Angels” editorial of Amber Valletta shot in New York City, and inspired by Wim Wenders’ Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire), 1987, some time after I had watched the film. I … Read More

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Shadowing Cinema: Raymond Cauchetier, the Photographer of the French New Wave

Anna Karina by Raymond Cauchetier

La Nouvelle Vague proved that there were other paths than those followed by the traditional cinema of the time, and created a new language of film. It broke with cinematic conventions, showing that everything could be questioned, as had already … Read More

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Alex Beard: Making Art and Creating Awareness

Alex Beard On the Ngare Ndare River

Exotic creatures like elephants, giraffes, rhinos and sailfish are drawn out by artist Alex Beard’s hand into colourful, whimsical, fantastic landscapes. Some of them are interacting with the street scenes of New Orleans, Alex’s residing city, taking the form of … Read More

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