It’s no mystery that I simply love anything to do with snow. Who combines luxury, sport, travel and the fluffy stuff better than the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow? This year, Team Cartier edged out BMW by a score of 5-4. The four chaps representing Ralph Lauren, including campaign frontman Nachos Figueras, took home a third place finish over Sal. Oppenheim. I imagine the beauty of these photos pales in comparison to the experience of being there, but we can savor them… until next year.
source: St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow
all photos: copyright (c) Tony Ramirez/www.imagesofpolo.com for St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow.
written by: Nancy H.
To mark the start of the 2012 Summer Games, the Royal Mail UK has released a set of commemorate stamps. Four stamps seamlessly meld action shots of British athletes (diver, fencer, runners and cyclist) with some of London’s most recognizable landmarks.
Created by Hat Trick, a multi-disciplinary agency, the stamps took a feat of endurance to realize. The creative team spent 15 months making sure the shots – the London Eye replicating a cyclist’s wheel or the way a fencer’s lunge meets with Tower Bridge – were perfectly aligned, as well as technically precise.
And, as British hopefuls rack up the gold, they too will be featured on special edition stamps throughout the course of the Olympics. The stamp will show a photo of the athlete or team from their gold-medal winning final. Where possible, these stamps feature a photograph of the athlete or team in action from their gold medal-winning final.
source: Design Boom, Design Week
posted by: Nancy H
We can always count on Moncler Grenoble to give us an imaginative fashion show and FW2012 did not disappoint. As a follow up to its flashmob presentation in Grand Central Station last year, the Italian outerwear brand took to the ice in perfect form for New York Fashion Week. With a dusting of snow on the ground, Central Park’s Wollman Rink was the perfect setting to show off its cold-weather collection of ski jackets, leg warmers, sweaters, gloves and puffy vests. Professional athletes – 180 of them – were teamed up for three monochrome segments of blue, red and white/gray against a backdrop of city lights. Here are a few more images of the event and collection from last Sunday night.
posted by: Nancy H.
Photographers, filmmakers, fashion insiders and students from SVA’s Graduate Photography Department recently gathered to celebrate the 2nd New York Fashion Film Festival and the increasing collusion between the two art forms. The opening piece (and a personal favorite) was a short film by Matthew Donaldson called Sooyeon Lee: Grand Slam. Donaldson highlights the Korean table tennis champion’s elegance and technique as only slow-motion can. Katie Shillingford styled looks by Versace, Jil Sander, Christopher Kane and Christian Louboutin to accentuate Lee’s aggressive returns, fluid follow-thru and even a moment of kittenish contemplation.
posted by: Nancy H.
Enjoy V.I.P. treatment at this year’s Aspen Fashion Week, March 11 – 14, with a five-day, four-night package via Jetsetter. The recently remodeled St. Regis will be your home base for the week. Travel incognito from the Aspen airport in an SUV. Then hit the red-carpet for the Opening Night Launch, attend the runway shows for a close-up on the latest resort fashions. Party at exclusive après-ski events where you can pick up a thing or two to bolster your own slope style. And, need we remind you, there are four world-class mountains at your doorstep. Three-day lift tickets for two at Snowmass are included. You’ll have to move on it, this flash sale is only available through January 18, 2012. Packages from $2,375 at Jetsetter.
via: Jetsetter; source Aspen Fashion Week
posted by: Nancy H
As I sit here in Salt Lake City contemplating the rare snow deficit among local mountain resorts, it’s only natural I would conjure up visions of a winter wonderland seen elsewhere.
So it is that Kevin Cooley‘s captivating and mysterious snowscapes readily come to mind. This Brooklyn-based photographer explores the tenuous relationship between man and his environment and does a particularly beautiful job with his wintery destinations. He often employs the use of light to stand in for his human subjects, appearing as either a signal of settlement or a rescue beacon.
His most recent works, on view at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles were created while Cooley was a 2011 participant with The Arctic Circle, an expeditionary residency program taking place in Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway.
take refuge at The Kopeikin Gallery January 7th – February 11th, 2012
posted by: Nancy H.
1) Head to St. Moritz for the 28th Polo World Cup on Snow where teams battle for the coveted trophy on the frozen St. Moritz Lake, January 26-29. Photos courtesy of (c) Tony Ramirez/www.imagesofpolo.com for St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow.
2) Look sharp sporting Hermès‘ Paddock jacket with removable vest in orange/fire. $2,150.
3) Gucci‘s horsebit bracelet with “G.Gucci Firenze 1921” commemorates the companies 90 years catering to horse and fashion lovers alike. $5,790, in gold.
4) It’s quite acceptable to look this gift horse in the mouth. Jonathan Adler‘s playful stoneware horses. Available in white or midnight. $295.
5) Ariat‘s innovative Volant boots buck the traditional profile for a look that is sure to turn heads. $500.
6) Round up tickets to this highly inventive Tony award-winning play “War Horse.” Lincoln Center Theater, NYC and New London Theatre, UK
7) Cavallo classic top hat by Christy’s shines in or out of the ring. Made in England. $450. Dover Saddlery
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