Archives for the month of: January, 2011

 

John Nollet was passionate about a career in hair styling and was addicted to fashion magazines. John Nollet is now known for his perfectionist spirit as well as his extraordinary talent for hairdressing.
After opening his Barber Shop salon in Montpellier at only 18, John Nollet was in search of new ideas to develop his growing business. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s legendary artwork, he began creating inspired new hairstyles with amazing volume and brushwork, never before seen in the hair styling field.

John Nollet began spreading his « watercolour for haïr » to the entire world. The cute bob sported by Audrey Tautou in Amelie and Marion Cotillard’s short ‘do in La vie en Rose are both owed to John Nollet’s wonderful talent.

As a 32nd birthday present, John Nollet gave himself a salon. His next challenge was to attract a wide Parisian clientele looking for a beauty haven.

In continuation of his revolutionary ideas, John Nollet introduced his « Hair Room Service » programme four years later. The programme allowed clients to simply phone the hairdresser, and John Nollet would appear at their doorstep to trim their cuts, spice up their highlights or fix a fringe gone wrong.

http://www.john-nollet.com

 

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Driving to The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club at the far northwestern tip of Maui feels like an exercise in escape — and then you arrive. This Club and all its attendant luxury is exactly what you’d expect from The Ritz-Carlton, and when combined with two championship golf courses, an 8,500-square-foot pool and an enviably calm slice of the Pacific, it makes for one of those quintessential Hawaiian vacations. Jetsetter members can preview The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay, and during your stay you’ll also get privileged access to the Kapalua Beach Club, the Kapalua Spa and more.

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KOKET is a celebration of artistry, originality, and the many exquisite and fascinating treasures of the world around us. Influenced by fashion and the decorative arts, forms and decorative techniques from the past reappear in the most sophisticated versions of contemporary trends. Inspired by craftsmanship, the extraordinary beauty of nature, and the details that transform a piece of furniture into a highly desirable collectible, each design endeavors to seduce and entice with its sense of Global Allure.

www.bykoket.com/

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LUXURY AND DESIGN

BOCA DO LOBO furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind. they strive to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired, crafted, and delivered by a staff that loves what they do; experiences which pass on the feeling of exclusivity.


Venice by Boca do Lobo http://www.bocadolobo.com/

Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is devoted to true elegance: the elegance of intelligence, of human relations and poetic moments.   This French masterpiece features interiors by Philippe Starck and offers sophisticated residency with a touch of panache and irreverence, imbued with the Gallic spirit.

Inventive, inspiring and imaginative – the atmosphere at this Paris luxury hotel is enlivened by art and culture.  Art exhibitions, photography displays and film screenings bring the world of art to Le Royal Monceau while the Art Concierge arranges for bespoke cultural experiences and artistic discoveries beyond Le Royal Monceau. Situated on the prestigious Avenue Hoche, just steps from the luxury specialty boutiques of Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the elegant Parc Monceau, the hotel is perfectly placed to experience the rich, vibrant atmosphere of Paris.

www.leroyalmonceau.com

 

From January 21 to 25, 2011. Find out the MAISON&OBJET, scènes d’intérieur, now! design à vivre, now! design à vivre, MAISON&OBJET éditeurs et MAISON&OBJET musées exhibitors.

www.maisonobjet.com

 

 

Chanel has opened an ephemeral boutique at the “Chalet de Pierre” in Courchevel. The pop-up store combines the characteristics of the alpine environment with the emblematic signatures of Chanel. The use of industrial materials creates a minimalist space to showcase the latest collections.

Le Chalet de Pierres Until April 15th, 2011 Piste des Verdons Courchevel 1850 France www.chanel.com

 

 

The brainchild of French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, Hôtel le Bellechasse is a 34-room spot on the Left Bank, in the Faubourg St. Germain district. The building itself dates back to 1840, but the interiors have been flamboyantly reimagined by Lacroix so that staying here feels like staying in an elaborate work of art. Close at hand are the banks of the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Eiffel Tower are a mere 15-minute walk away. Here, Paris is at your (incredibly stylish) doorstep.

http://www.paris-hotel-design.com/hotel+bellechasse

Kicking off the 2011 ATP World Tour, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played perhaps the most unique round of tennis ever, in the waters outside of Doha, Qatar.

The tennis stars faced off on a floating court in Doha Bay Sunday, just ahead of the first tournament of the year, the Qatar Open. The water-laden match aimed to promote the event.

World No. 1, Nadal, said the experience experience was fantastic. “For the past three years we have done a few different things, and this one was a very nice experience. It’s going to be a very exciting season for me, I think. I would love to play against Roger a few more times this year, because when we play each other it’s in the final,” he said.

The match added to a number of odd venues in which the two modern greats have played, including a half clay, half grass match they played in 2007.

In celebration of 10 years of digital innovation, RalphLauren.com presents the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology in a visual feast for the 5 senses. Watch as the New York women’s flagship at 888 Madison Avenue disappears before your eyes and is then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space.

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