Category Archives: Art

GucciGram Tian

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Gucci recently released the second installment of their collaborative digital project dubbed “GucciGram Tian“.

They collaborated with various artists and illustrators around the Asia-Pacific region to bring a new perspective surrounding the gorgeous Gucci Tian print. Featuring hummingbirds, peacocks, monkeys, butterflies, tree branches and flower blooms, Tian was inspired by Western orientalist fantasies and 18th-century Chinoiserie.

What makes Gucci such a success these days is that Creative Director Alessandro Michele brought something that fashion hasn’t seen in recent years — a poetic love affair with eclecticism. Although there’s nothing absolutely new from taking things from the past (like most, if not all, designers do), there’s something refreshing about his very personal way of taking old world nostalgia and mixing it with cultural elements from different time periods. The result is an entirely new aesthetic that you can’t really quite put your finger on because it’s new.

I invite you to discover the artworks at the Gucci website. Alessandro curated the online exhibition. Visit

My favorite works came from Thai artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool. Follow her on instagram:

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Martell France 300

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Earlier this summer, Martell Cognac invited me to Versailles for their tricentennial celebrations.

Martell was founded three hundred years ago at the height of French Art de Vivre. During the same period, Louis XIV gathered the nation’s most talented artists and culturally exciting figures at the court of Versailles. Today, in 2015, Martell — the oldest of the great cognac Houses — pays tribute to this heritage with the launch of the Martell France 300 project.

In association with L’Officiel Paris and led by the gorgeous actress Diane Kruger (who is also the Tricentenaire Ambassador), Martell reveals the 300 most influential talents (art, fashion, entertainment, gastronomy and mixology) who best represents the French Art de Vivre in the 21st century. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier, fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra and blogger Garance Dore are included in the list.

Diane Kruger

For video interviews on some of the most exciting innovative French talents and to experience your own French Art de Vivre, visit

Photo via Mary McCartney