When he was twenty, Olivier Theyskens dropped out of design school to create his first collection. Within the next year, Women’s Wear Daily headlined his “Star Quality,” Harper's Bazaar christened him an “Instant Icon,” and The New York Times singled out his work in coverage of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, where it was already enshrined. That winter, Madonna wore Theyskens to the Oscars.
In the decade since, he has lent his power to two international brands, “restoring the fortunes,” as Vogue put it, of the house of Rochas, and then moving on to Nina Ricci as artistic director. His work has appeared on the cover of French, British, and American Vogue worn by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, among other stars. Even the most casually fashion conscious consumers know his name, his striking face, and his dark, soft, and often-flattering aesthetic.
In this special edition book, photographer Julien Claessens looks back at his whirlwind career thus far. Claessens, who was given unprecedented backstage access to Theyskens' fashion shows, beautifully captures the designer's romantic and mysterious oeuvre.
This gin is made by steeping the English native sloe berry, a type of wild plum which comes from the blackthorn tree, for several months with Hayman's Gin which is blended with natural sugars to give the drink its distinctive flavour.
This great cocktail cabinet addition can be used to make a number of classic drinks, including The Blackthorn, which first appeared in the 1800's. First, mix Hayman's Sloe Gin and sweet vermouth (2:3 parts) over ice. Strain into cocktail glasses, add a twist of lemon and serve.
To make the more modern sloe gin drink, the aptly named 'The Wibble', shake equal measures of dry gin, Hayman's Sloe Gin and grapefruit juice over ice. Add a squeeze of lemon and a dash of blackberry flavoured Crème de Mure liqueur. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Alternatively, Hayman's Sloe Gin makes a perfect digestif served straight.
Hayman's Sloe Gin is now available exclusively at Harvey Nichols Wine Shops nationwide priced at £21.50 for 70cl.
Note: Hayman Sloe Gin
For beauty that endures time, Clé de Peau Beauté has always been committed to scientific advancements that optimize skin's very nature.
Three major forces create a superior La Creme:
• Powerful anti-aging benefits: La crème is newly formulated with scientifically advanced ingredients that comprehensively diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging.
• Overnight results: Texture, elasticity and dullness are visibly improved overnight. Skin awakens to remarkable clarity and smoothness.
• Cutting-edge emulsification technology: A special emulsification technology creates the ultimate texture that not only delivers ingredients more deeply, quickly and effectively, but enhances tangible benefits.
How to use: Use as the final step of your nighttime skincare regimen. Take a small amount on spatula provided, transfer to fingertip, and gently smooth over entire face
Note: Cle de Peau Beaute
Mauro Lecchi has developed a new design concept for a Lamborghini yacht. The is inspired by the Lamborghini car.
The interior layout includes a full beam owner room with bath and separate shower, guest bedroom with bathroom in the bow.
The Lamborghini yacht can be powered by three different motors: 2×700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesel, 2×950 hp diesel Seatek, 2x (3x) 550 hp v 12 – 60 Lamborghini petrol.
Paula Kent Meehan, co-founder of the Redken hair care products company, offers her private jet available for lease at about $5,000 per hour plus standard chartering costs -- catering, landing fees, international fees, etc.). Rates vary, depending on the itinerary. Corporate Jets in Van Nuys handles the arrangement and can be reached directly at (818) 989-5888.