Travels

inspiration, Parfums, Restaurant

A FEW DAYS IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Passing by Crime Passionnel, Hyskenstraede 14.

Christmas time in Tivoli Gardens.

Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and an international attraction. Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney who even found the inspiration to his own Disney World here.

Part of Tivoli Gardens' secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of colored lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.

For a drink/cocktail, we recommend RUBY, an institution in Denmark.

For dinner, try modern Dansish cuisine at the (Michelin rated) restaurant GEMYSE inside Tivoli Gardens

Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Travels

FASHIONED FROM NATURE

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London

Great egret (Ardea alba) feather plumes. Possibly retailed by Galeries Lafayette Paris, 1880-1914. Collection of Dr Pat Morris.

'Bird-witched' shoes. Masaya Kushino (Japan, 2014) - Nile crocodile, gilded metal and cockerel (Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers.

An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London until Sunday, 27th January 2019. www.vam.ac.uk

'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.

'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels

ITEMS : IS FASHION MODERN?

An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC till January 28th, 2018. https://www.moma.org/

Thierry Mugler "Little Black Dress", 1981.

inspiration, Travels, Event, Installation

INSOMNIA in Moscow - Russia

"Insomnia" installation, Mendeleev Bar, 14th October 2017 / 1.01 AM. Nuit de Bakélite party, Cosmotheca. Thank you to everyone as it was "a perfect insomnia".

www.cosmotheca.com

http://www.mendeleevbar.ru/

Photos by Cosmotheca & Mr R.

Travels

A FEW DAYS IN NORMANDY, France

From "The Haras national du Pin" also named "The Versailles for horses" built by Louis XIV, (King of France & of Navarre) to "D'une Île" - an incredibly charming countryside hotel; Normandy is always green & restful in summer.

Le Haras national du Pin. http://www.haras-national-du-pin.com/

 

Art, Travels, Hotel

LES BAINS 1885 . 1978 . 2015, Paris

FROM 1885 TO 2011... A PLACE AMONG PLACES. 

Opened in 1885, Les Bains Douches, built and operated by the Guerbois family, 
became the first and the most renowned bathhouse of the capital. 
It was a temple; a space sanctified to massages and delights of Japanese, Russian, Turkish and sulphur baths. 
Customers could choose to swim in the pool or take a bath as they would at home. 
Marcel Proust loved to come and take steam baths, while the workers from the nearby Les Halles food market
came at dawn to shower and drink coffee and calvados after their night’s labours.

In 1978, this unique place transformed clubbing into an art and rapidly became a
cultural phenomenon; a temple of the Parisian night. It was a centre of gravity,
the eye of the storm, a crossroads of fashion, media, show business and arts. 
Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell,
Claudia Schiffer, Bono, Prince, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, etc. The list is endless. 

In 2011, to reinvent and save this icon of Parisian nightlife, La Société des Bains was born under
the leadership of Jean-Pierre Marois... This, then, is the very first page of the new history of Les Bains.

https://www.lesbains-paris.com/en/

Photos by Mr R