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October 11, 2014

angelina jolie made honorary dame by hrh queen elizabeth II

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A prestigious honour was bestowed upon Angelina Jolie during a private ceremony on 10 October 2014, as Jolie was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II. Presented with the “Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George” for her work fighting against the use of sexual violence as a weapon during periods of war, the film star graciously accepted. Well known through out the world for her philanthropical work aside from her very successful acting career, earlier this year, Jolie hosted a global summit to end sexual violence during conflict in London alongside the British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Image source: www.time.com.

July 2, 2012

louis vuitton yayoi kusama collection 2012

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Collection 2012

Since its creation in 1854, Louis Vuitton has maintained a close relation with the world of art. Strengthened by this tradition, which has been intensified under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton is happy to associate itself with the first retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This exhibition, which invites visitors to immerse themselves into the world of Kusama, has been travelling from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and will continue its journey to the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum in New York City, next July 2012. A collection issued from the collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs will interpret the most emblematic artworks of Kusama. It was in 2006 that Marc Jacobs encountered Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo. Art collector Marc Jacobs is a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings: “the obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” The admiration is mutual: Kusama, whose works include many performances which examine clothing and the body, has a profound respect for Marc’s creativity. A photo of this encounter is today hanging on the wall of the Kusama Studio in Tokyo.

The starting points for the collection were obsession and seriality. The iconic Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery became the supports for Kusama’s organic repetitive patterns. Treated in vigorous and hybrid colours, the polka dots cover the products infinitely. All over, express the unlimited possibilities of playing with scales, colours and densities. When the “kusamesque” figure comes to life, the patterns ripple and lead the eye into a stroboscopic game. No middle, no beginning and no end: this hallucinatory proliferation will also be relayed in the Louis Vuitton windows worldwide decorated with emblematic motifs: biomorphic shaped “nerves” sculptures for windows named “BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE”; flowers entitled “ETERNAL BLOOMING FLOWERS IN MY MIND” and especially red polka dots on white background among which Kusama figures named “SELF-OBLITERATION” can be spotted. For the artist, who sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”, this collaboration will allow her to spread her polka dots infinitely across the world and convey her message: “Love Forever”. “It enables her to increase her audience and that of contemporary art in general, concludes Marc Jacobs. The task Louis Vuitton has always set itself.”

The Yayoi Kusama collection will launch globally on 09 July 2012. For more information click on www.louisvuitton.com or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town on 021 4059700.

May 30, 2012

glamour magazine’s women of the year awards 2012

Glamour Women of Year Awards 2012, Lea Michele, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Tom Hiddleston

Singer Kylie Minogue was honored with the Outstanding Contribution Award at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards 2012 in London last night, after 25 years in the music industry. Glee star Lea Michelle was honored with the US TV Actress Award. Michelle tweeted as soon as she hit the red carpet, “So happy to be here with my good friend miss Lily Collins:)”, looking gorgeous in a blue ball gown. Stars including Jessie J (winning Solo Artist Award), Kelly Rowland (winning TV Presenter Award), Jessica Alba (winning Entrepreneur Award) and Sofia Vergara (winning Comedy Actress Award) dressed to the nines at last night’s awards ceremony. Dionne Warrick was honored with the prestigious Icon Award and to round things off, the Man Of The Year Award went to Tom Hiddleston.

April 26, 2012

prince harry & mollie king, just friends

Prince Harry and Mollie King

There are no royal wedding on the cards for Prince Harry and Mollie King according to a Twitter Q&A session with Mollie last night. The two met at a polo match in 2010 and have reportedly been seen out together in London, however there have been no photographs to prove this. “Guys I’m getting lots of tweets about Prince Harry but as i said last wk,i’m not dating him & we’re not in a relationship.We’re just friends,” tweeted King.