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Exclusive hair treatment in Cape Town

Photos and text by Sophie Srej

© Sophie Srej, VIRGINE magazine

In the middle of March this year after the fashion weeks, I finally got my well-deserved holiday and I traveled to South Africa- Cape Town. My boyfriend had already waited for me, I was very happy! It was like a dream, we had ocean view in the house, I heard the ocean, I smelled the ocean, it was sunny, warm and exciting! I had been to national parks, saw beautiful views, beautiful places, wonderful sunsets, great winetastings around the Cape Town vineyards, amazing food and I could continue! I saw always nice things but the truth is… ‘very surprising’ not everyone’s life is as blessed as my life. And there are people living in terrible conditions you cannot even imagine…but we see enough on TV and Internet so you might have a clue.
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Scan of the day – 06

Longines Watch Advertisement

1924 vs 2011

© Longines 1924

© Longines 2011


How I started…02 - Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen is one of the most influential British Fashion designers. He is famous for his tendency to oscillate between contrasting elements: darkness and lightness, trouble and optimism, and fragility and strength. He worked as head designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and launched his own label under his name Alexander McQueen.

McQueen was a struggling teenager who couldn’t socialize with his classmates. He eventually quit school at the age of sixteen with one qualification in art. That same year, London’s Savile Row was suffering from a shortage of apprentices. Serendipitously McQueen’s mother saw a television news report on the situation, and persuaded him to apply.

©Alexander McQueen

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Scan of the day – 05

Campbell’s Soup Advertisement

1926 vs 2011

From a print ad on The National Geographic Magazine in 1924 to iAd, a mobile advertisement on iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

In February, 2011, a study funded by Apple showed that the mobile ads were much more effective than TV ads and print ads. (Read more about it here) Compare the two ads below, keeping in mind the results of the study:

© Campbell's, 1926

© Campbell's 2011 & Images from the Apple website


Lana Del Rey: The Voice That Launched 500,000 Hits

by Vanessa Cubillo and Laurent Altier

She sings as if she comes from a simpler time, where music is listened to on record players and jukeboxes. She would most likely be found singing in a cocktail lounge, pouring her heart out as the crowd listened, drink in one hand, cigarette in the other. Lana Del Rey is 60′s personified with her long lashes, pouty lips, and soulfully melodic voice. So now Del Rey is bringing her 60′s style to the music world of today.

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From what we could see on fashion runaways across the globe, Spring – Summer 2012 promises to be a radiant season. Vibrant color combinations continue to maintain their main stay status, but the focus is narrowing in on patterns and prints. So be bold, be bright and have fun with it!


By Seiji Fujimori

#3 TYPE B-3 jacket Drawing#33H5595 Order# w535 AC-17811 H.L.B Corp N.Y

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Daphne Guinness Exhibition

One of today’s most original fashion icons and a prominent journalist, Daphne Guinness, mostly known for being a collector of haute couture, is showcasing her haute couture collection at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Daphne Guinness is one of the - if not the - most stylish women living, - Designer and film director Tom Ford

Source: Reuters

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Katz’s Delicatessen

By Jason Jaehyun Kim

There is a famous delicatessen restaurant in NYC whose name rings a bell. Well, at least for food lovers like me. Not only have a  few of my friends drilled the name into my head, but also, the delicatessen was used as the setting of a scene for multiple movies such as When Harry Met Sally and Across the Universe. The familiar name is Katz’s Delicatessen, or simply Katz’s.

Source: Naver Blog

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Made in Polaroid

Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. An art show featuring more than 50 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors, and musicians including James Franco, Chase Jarvis, Marylin Minter, Alex Pardee, Hilary Pecis, and Dabs Myla.

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