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.

Logic Releases New Album

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Artist Logic, who performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder on The Ellen Show, presents chapter four of his Young Sinatra saga with the release of YSIV via Def Jam Recordings/Visionary Music Group.

“One Day,” the first advance single from YSIV, with over 46 million streams worldwide, was followed in early September by “Everybody Dies.” YSIV will be Logic’s last physical album, available for a limited time here.

View the MTV VMA live performance of “One Day” video here, featuring appearances from Michael Pena, Judy Reyes, Luis Guzman and more.

YSIV – with features by Wu-Tang Clan, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld and others (see track listing below) – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Everybody, Logic’s breakout third album (released May 2017), which debuted at #1 Soundscan.  

Everybody’s RIAA 5x-platinum single 1-800-273-8255(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring fellow Def Jam artist Alessia Cara and Khalid, catapulted Logic to worldwide acclaim for bringing mental health and suicide prevention aware­ness to the critical conversation. The song earned Logic two Grammy® Award nominations – including the prestigious Song Of The Year – and a triumphant closing performance at the 2018 Grammy® Award.

In the interim, Logic dropped his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape, which rocketed to a #1 album chart debut in March 2018.  BTII spun off the RIAA gold Top 10 singles “44 More” and “Every­day” (featuring Philadel­phia DJ-producer Marshmello), and also boasted features from A-list heavies 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa

In June 2018, Logic kicked off a massive 33-city North American summer amphi­theater and arena tour of the U.S. and Canada, including such prestigious venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden, PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, and the Forum in Los Angeles.

“No Tears Left To Cry” #1 Most Added Song

The brand new single from multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE“No Tears Left To Cry” is the #1 most added song to Top 40, Hot AC, and Rhythm radio formats.  With 247 radio stations adding the song across the three formats, and one of the few artists in history to receive commitments from entire Top 40 panel in the debut week.  Last Friday, iHeartRadio gave the new single its world premiere, reaching over 13 million Total Audience Spins on the day alone.

Listen to “No Tears Left To Cry” HERE. Watch Official Music Video HERE.

ARIANA took to Instagram this morning to announce that she will be appearing on The TonightShow starring Jimmy Fallon, taking over the entire show May 1. Make sure to tune in for the debut television performance of “No Tears Left To Cry” and more!

ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE
With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in pop music today. At age 24 she’s delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to nabbing four Grammy Award nominations and landing eight hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With her most recent album — 2016’s critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman — Grande both boldly defies expectation and reveals the full force of her voice (recently hailed as an “extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument” upon Grande’s appearance on Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list).

Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash “The Way”), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits “Problem” and “Bang Bang” (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance). Through the years, the longtime actress and former Broadway star has proven the scope of her talent by appearing on Scream Queens and Hairspray Live! and showcased her comedic chops by hosting Saturday Night Live. With her social media following now surging past 200 million, Grande has also earned numerous accolades from the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and American Music Awards (including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize).

The first artist in music history to see the lead single from her first three albums debut on the Billboard Hot 100, Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision than ever before in the making of Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.

“THE GOOD SIDE,” A NEW SONG FROM TROYE SIVAN, IS OUT TODAY

Today, Troye Sivan shared another new song, “The Good Side.” Available for download and streaming HERE, it follows last week’s release of hisnew single, “My My My!” Both songs are from his forthcoming album, which will be out this spring on Capitol Records.

Tune in to “Saturday Night Live” on January 20 to see Troye perform as this week’s musical guest.

Troye Sivan     Photo Credit: Hedi Slimane

“My My My!” was the top trending topic worldwide after its release last week and the official video, directed by Grant Singer (Lorde, The Weeknd), became the #1 trending clip on YouTube. After only six days, cumulative worldwide streams surpassed 25 million.

Pitchfork named it the “Best New Track” and observed, “With his throbbing new single “My My My!” – one of the first great songs of this young year – Sivan is celebrating pure joy, the feeling of being swept up and rendered invincible by new love.” TIME placed it on its list of “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” and Rolling Stone hailed it as “a joyous preview of his upcoming album.” Idolator noted, “the searing track has all the makings of a major hit.”

OUT said, “Gone are the emotionally pure days of the heart-wrenching Blue Neighbourhood trilogy of videos or his house party sleepover visuals for ‘Youth.’ In their place, the Australian singer has a sensual, swaggering new video…” NPR Music observed, “It’s an infectious celebration of sexual desire.”

Troye was recently selected by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli to be the face of the Valentino Spring 2018 menswear advertising campaign. His 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood(Capitol Records), topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries. It has sold more than two million adjusted albums worldwide and is certified Gold in the U.S. Streams across all platforms exceed 1.5 billion while video views have surpassed 500 million.

The New York Times hailed Troye as a “prototype for tomorrow’s global pop star” and he appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Out and V Magazine. Associated Press named Blue Neighbourhoodas the No. 1 album of 2015 and Rolling Stone awarded it four stars.The single “Youth” claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Club Play chart and has been certified Platinum in the U.S. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Awards trophy and two GLAAD Media wins.

Captain America: Back On Ice…The Answer Will Shock You!


Coming this February!

Once, he was a man out of time…and now he’s about to re-live that moment all over again. Following the shocking ending of CAPTAIN AMERICA #697, Steve Rogers is back on ice in CAPTAIN AMERICA #698, and it’s a brave new (and cold) world. Now, it’s up to the super soldier to assemble a new group of Howling Commandos to help him battle for this freedom.

“Everybody thought it couldn’t happen again—but it has!” teases SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Once more, Cap is a man out of time—but the new era he finds himself in is fraught with perils, personal hardships, and challenges unlike anything the shield-slinger has ever experienced before. The lead-up to our big blow-out #700 issue starts here!”

It’s a story readers won’t want to miss, and it all begins this February with CAPTAIN AMERICA #698—on ice!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 – OUT OF TIME Part 1

Written by MARK WAID

Art and Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

On-Sale 2/7/18

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About Marvel Entertainment

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GORILLAZ LAUNCH INNOVATIVE NEW APP TO IDENTIFY NEW ENGINEERING TALENT

Jaguar Land Rover join forces with Gorillaz to address the global shortfall in engineering talent, by launching a new innovative mixed reality app to inspire future generations and identify bright sparks to fill 1,000 new roles

19th June 2017, Alternate Reality: Jaguar Land Rover joins forces with Gorillaz to address the global shortfall in engineering talent, by launching a new innovative mixed reality app to inspire future generations and identify bright sparks to fill 1,000 new roles.

Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz are working together to recruit the next generation of world-class electronics and software engineering talent, with a code-breaking challenge found in the virtual band’s app. The best performers will be fast-tracked through the recruitment process, helping to meet the company’s ambition to employ thousands of bright new talents over the next year. It’s a major change in the way the business looks for candidates, aiming to tackle the engineering skills gap and inspire and attract a diverse range of talent and new thinking.

The new Jaguar Land Rover recruitment area will launch in The Gorillaz App on 19th of June in the form of a 360-environment situated in the garage of the band’s home which also features all the iconic vehicles from Gorillaz’ past. Here, applicants can explore and take a two-part challenge. The first part, designed to educate users about the benefits of electric vehicles, involves assembling the Jaguar I-PACE Concept, Jaguar’s first all-electric five-seater sports car. The second and more demanding part of the game, developed to engage and recruit budding electronic wizards and coders, will focus on cracking code – there are more than  4,000 combinations, as well as cipher in an alternate reality format. The challenges put a stronger focus on skills and talents than on qualifications. 

The project follows on from Jaguar Land Rover’s STEM initiative with Gorillaz in 2016, where founder member and female guitarist, Noodle, became Jaguar’s Formula E Racing and global STEM Ambassador. 

Jaguar Land Rover is hoping the mixed reality app will tackle the engineering skills shortfall by attracting a diverse range of talent. As well as identify talent, the company hopes to both inspire the next generation of engineers and also attract more women to the profession. Only 9% of the UK engineering workforce is female – this has remained the same since 2005 (IET 2015). In fact, the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, while Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30% of the engineering workforce female.