Thursday, 4 December 2014

STELLA the Signature Scent for Christmas! Xx



Stella McCartney has relaunched her first fragrance
STELLA with a new advertising campaign and packaging.

“When we created STELLA, we created a scent so true to the brand, 
it was an effortless extension of the Stella McCartney brand 
and still stands for today. 
STELLA is woven into our story and its evolution with new design 
details to keep it current,” says Stella McCartney





STELLA is a celebration of women, and Lara is the perfect representation.
 She brings the ideas of the fragrance alive, in an honest way, 
she is a modern woman who is approachable
 and sensual at the same time,” says Stella McCartney.


The fragrance has soft rosy floral top notes
blended with sharp fresh mandarin and light peony flower 
the heart is pure rose 
and the base notes are amber to add a masculine edge
take a look at this short film
by Danilo Lauria
showing the Xmas packaging

video








Until next time J Xx

 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands! Xx





We love the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
The Building itself Designed by Danny Owen 
is on the Esterly Tibbets Highway
and built in beautiful grounds with native plants, 
designed by the renowned 
Margaret Barwick and Sandy Urquhuart.
There is a sculpture park at the back with a pergola, 
a labyrinth and a native plant Heritage Trail.


Check the details on www.nationalgallery.org.ky

Look out for our pieces on the Surrealist's Ball last Friday,
and a Workshop with 3 Girls and a Kiln 
which we went to this Saturday.

This Wednesday 3 December
sees the opening of David Bridgeman's Exhibition
The Road not Taken

Earlier this month we went to the opening of Avril Ward's
brilliant Photography Show in the Dart Auditorium.  
Avril's Photos featured simple abstract shapes 
using light into its purist form to create the images.  
These pictures reminded us of Henry Fox Talbot's
work - the Father of Photography.

Avril Ward and Jenny Palmer
at the opening of the Exhibition
check the review by Christopher Tobutt
on the NGCI website









Take a look at the incredible sculpture outside 
the National Gallery by Davin Ebanks:


Adjacent by Davin Ebanks
sponsored by the Cayman Water Authority
'Adjacent is a simple minamilist sculpture re-inventing an 
iconic Caymanian symbol, the catboat.
Two half models of the vessel standing upright intersect to 
symbolise the bow and the stern. The result of their interaction 
is suggestive of a crossroads or a passageway, 
individuality and dialogue, permanance and timelessness.  
Sheets of transparent glass suggesting a keel overlap
One facade and emerge from the solemn structure, 
energising it with reflective light and balancing it with airlines.'
About the Artist:
'Davin Ebanks received an MFA from Kent State University 
with a concentration in glass sculpture and is currently working in the USA.  
His works utilise the medium of glass to explore his personal 
and cultural history and have won him many exhibition invitations, 
an Artist in Residence at Jacsonville University 
and the McCoy Prize in the Cayman Islands.'




Until next time J Xx

 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dolce & Gabbana's Symbolic Gold Coin for the One! Xx


Take a look at this lovely film about the 
One featuring Dolce & Gabbana Symbolic Gold Coin:

video



check our piece: sparkle style the one

“We love red because it’s the colour of passion, the colour of love. 
The “Rosso Dolce” is strong, seductive and passionate.
 It is the colour of our favorite roses.”
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

The One for Men is a deep Chocolate Brown:

Dolce&Gabbana The One Collector’s Edition 50ml (£62) and 75ml (£73) 
is available now for a limited time from Boots and Boots.com.



Check out the Coin on the Make up Collection too
at Harrods






Until next time J Xx

 




Sunday, 9 November 2014

Robert James Clarke in time for Christmas! Xx

Love your Dog, Love Art? Combine the two this Christmas, 
and commission Artist Robert James Clarke 
to paint your best friend.  
This is a gift that will last forever.



The St Martin’s School of Art trained Clarke
 is based in New York and has painted many a celebrity pooch
 from Kate Moss’s beloved mongrel Archie, 
Photographer Tim Walker’s cross, Stig, 
and Alan Carr’s two red setters, Bev and Joyce (below)

Recent commissions also include the furry 
companions of jewellery designer and 
Vogue blogger Katie Hillier
 and fashionista Katie Grand.

Fashion designer, Bruce Oldfield’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, Babe (below)
and (Black Eyed Peas) Fergie’s dachshund, Meatloaf, 
were both posthumous portraits.



 “Sadly a third of my portraits are painted after the dog has died,” 
says Clarke, “after which we sometimes need to work 
with more than one photograph to translate into paint.” 

To commission a dog portrait simply email 
a selection of your best dog photos to

robertjamesclarkeart@gmail.com

Commissions confirmed before the end of November
 will be painted and delivered anywhere in the 
EU or United States in time for Christmas.

A dog painted in oil costs £2,800 for a 12-inch square canvas.

An A4 size drawing on 300gsm paper costs £500.





Until the end of November 10% of all proceeds 
will be donated to the Art Room, Edinburgh, 
which provides art as therapy to children and 
young people to raise self-esteem and independence.


We went to his Fabulous show 'Animal' at 
BETC Charlotte Street London in August 2014 check:

featuring the A to Z of Dogs US (above) and UK editions.
















Until next time J Xx