La Metamorphose

EDEN GARDENS. La Metamorphose Spring/Summer 2019.

In the gardens of La Métamorphose, the woman is certainly a flower that hatches, but this woman is conquering in her femininity, delicate in its strength, it is a multi-faceted woman, muse, but also leader.

Pastels emphasize hatching, whites purity and light. The precision of the cuts, the determination.

Pale roses of love that crown your head,

Fade every summer?

Their stems will bend to the rising wind.

Rose petals have fallen in the path.

O Belle, pick them, since our dream flowers

Will fade tomorrow!

Put them in a cup and all closed doors,

Alanguis and cruel, thinking of the dead days,

We will see the agony of roses

Raves of perfumes.

The big garden is defaced, my egoist,

Day butterflies to other flowers have fled,

And only from now on will come to the sad garden

The moths.

And the flowers will die in the profane chamber.

Our roses alternately shed their pain.

Beautiful, sob a little … Every flower that fades,

It is a love that dies!

Guillaume Apollinaire, There is, “Picking”, posthumous publication, 1925.

 

Maria Aristidou

Maria Aristidou’s Spring/Summer 2019 “Symplexis” collection.

You dont always know what s hidden behind a closed door, yet even when you think you do, you always wonder if you are right.  A closed door is, more often than not, a mystery to all of us. We are humans and curiosity is, whether we like it or not, a human imperfection.  And when that door has an arch and a keystone, intertwining to form a coherent symplexis, it becomes a mystical and wondrous gate, behind which imagination can run wild!

So, open it. If you dare.

Maria Aristidous Spring/Summer 2019 knit couture collection was quite the challenge.Inspiration for the pattern came from a single vintage arched door found during a walk inside the old city walls of Nicosia. The simplicity of the doors facade, together with the complexity of the engineering behind it, gave rise to a series of design trials that lead to this fine timeless pattern for the fabrics of SS 2019 collection. Hand embroidery embellishments on a colorful palet of luxurious knit fabrics made by the designer, capture the beauty and the essence of a woman. Unexpected cuts on timeless classic designs with modern details are the signature of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2019 “Symplexis” collection.

In 2015 Maria Aristidou introduced her first A/W 2015 Limited Knit Scarf Collection, a beginning of a new concept in her designs.  The magic of knitwear inspired her to first explore and then create, using luxurious threads and elaborate techniques, various knit patterns.  The craftsmanship of detailed hand embroideries adds to the uniqueness of Maria Aristidou’s fabric collections for the couture evening and accessories.  The process of fabric production for each collection starts from the very beginning.  Yarns such as wool, viscose, lurex, cotton, silk and velvet (depending on the season the designer works on) are ordered from Paris and Italy.  Then, a series of patterns, first designed on paper, are passed on to the computer knit programmer to be then processed by the programs set for the knitting machines. What follows is a series of testings to establish which yarn will be used on which machine and for which pattern, how thick or thin the fabric will be, colour sampling combinations, hand-embroidery design testing, quality and durability checks etc. The only fabric that is actually bought, and not produced by the designer, is the lining needed for each garment.

Once the desired patterns are developed, and the fabric samples are finalised and tested, the fabric production takes place.  That is, cutting and sewing (with finishings done with knit trimming on each piece of the garment) along with hand embroidery.

All production takes place in Cyprus.

Wendy Williams New App!

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA MOGUL WENDY WILLIAMS

LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE MOBILE APP

NEW YORK, NY – May 25, 2017 – Media mogul, entrepreneur and Emmy® nominated talk show host Wendy Williams, is expanding her winning formula into Mobile with the official launch of her new entertainment and lifestyle app, Wendy Digital, available on Apple and Android, starting today.  The app aims to provide a fun content-rich entertainment experience that indulges users with a daily dose of pop culture.

Wendy Digital will feature daily celebrity ‘Hot Topics’ where users can chime in on the show’s discussion, and catch behind-the-scenes footage of Wendy ‘on the go,’ including never-before-seen celebrity interviews and video content through ‘Suddenly Wendy’. Entertainment and celebrity knowledge will be tested and rewarded through the app’s ‘E-Trivia’ section. The app also features a ‘Shopping’ section, making it easy for users to browse and purchase Wendy’s outfit of the day, her latest HSN Collection, along with her favorite product recommendations.

Wendy is introducing her own line of emoticons, WenMoji, with the launch, giving users a fun way to express themselves with a set of her widely known catch phrases, including her popular ‘How you Doin’.

“A part of what I love about my show, is the connection I have with my audience and fans, whether it be in the studio, or while they’re watching at home,” said Wendy Williams. “Now through my app, I have a brand new platform where I can continue to engage with my fans, and be able to share more behind-the-scenes intel into my life outside of the show.”

Wendy Digital is available through the app store for free. For more information on the Wendy Williams app, visit www.wendywilliamsdigital.com