60's style tip by Styleista for CORE shopping 'Twas the Night 2014'

Calgary’s largest, holiday celebration and after-hours shopping event 'Twas the Night 2014' by the CORE shopping will be happening this Thursday, November 27th. Many of you got a sneak-peak of what to expect on my previous post. This year's theme is the 1960's retro glam. A Styling Lounge set up by the official stylist of CORE Styleista will be available for anyone who is looking for gift ideas and styling tips. Also, they will be "style stalking" all you fashionistas at the night of the event. So, Gar&Mann:L together with Binzento Vincente had an interview with the ladies from Styleista, Brenna and Phaedra on some tips about "What to Wear on Twas the Night".

"What we loved about the 60's is that style is an everyday standard. Key pieces to the 60's retro glam are mini-skirts, chunky heels, the detail lining, poka-dot prints and bow-ties. Pearls are also big in the 60's. The main idea is keeping it modern with a personal touch. Having your own twist of the 60's retro glam is what we are looking for." - Styleista

Below are styling tips by Styleista, check their blog post for more. To RSVP and more info about Twas the Night 2014 check here.

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(Photo by Binzento Vincente) 

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PRADSHPERE Hong Kong 2014

A cosmos of its own composed of heavenly bodies set in complex orbit. A universe of contradictions and endless elaborations— noble causes and base temptations—where idealism meets vanity, intelligence meets passion, fashion meets fiction. Welcome to the Pradasphere...

Pradasphere, a special exhibition exploring the universe of Prada, is unveiled on November 18th in Hong Kong, situated on the top of Central Ferry Pier 4, with dramatic views across the harbour to Kowloon. Debuted in London in May 2014, the exhibition traces the multivalent obsessions of one of the world’s most iconic brands. Conceived as a natural history of Prada, Pradasphere is a collection of archival objects arranged to reveal the complex, often intertwined, references of Miuccia Prada, her atelier, and a tight-knit circle of collaborators. The singular Prada vision is manifest in everything from fashion and accessories to art, architecture, film, and culture. Pradasphere posits that there are core ideas engaging beauty, taste, embellishment, gender, vanity, and power, which are repeatedly reworked through those diverse channels. The Prada oeuvre represents both an aesthetic journey and a critique enacted through the products of fashion. But it is also an unabashed celebration of exquisite materiality and craftsmanship, a paean to the rare and the finely wrought, and a wholehearted endorsement of the stylistic iconoclast. The centrepiece of Pradasphere comprises six towering showcases dedicated to the central themes that have distinguished the work of Prada. The displays combine work from diverse collections to demonstrate the recurrent concepts present in the  work. In addition, the exhibition includes: heritage items from the Prada archives; shoes and bags from the past collections organized by theme; examples of exquisite fabrics and materials; Prada history timeline; a screening room presenting short films; architectural projects; and a library of publications.Each of the sections follows a specific methodology and curatorial approach: origins includes authentic artifacts from the period that Mario Prada opened the first boutique in 1913 in Milan’s prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele ii shopping arcade. The casework follows the design of the elegant displays that Prada has preserved at the original site. Typologies dominates the centre of the hall, with six freestanding dioramas each dedicated to a specific obsessions or fascination.

Evolution is a detailed Prada timeline divided into multiple trajectories on a long electronic screen. The timeline juxtaposes men’s and women’s collections, as well as accompanying advertising campaigns and fashion show spaces, with art projects, architectural projects, and other special Prada events. In addition, adjacent display cases house architectural models from frequent collaborators Rem Koolhaas/oma and Herzog & de Meuron, books, exhibition catalogues, and other ephemera. Specimens brings together shoes and bags from diverse seasons and recombines them to illustrate essential qualities that run through all collections. Surrounding vitrines focus on the painstaking process of design and prototyping that goes into every product. Construction includes a floor-to-ceiling video display that organises many of Prada’s most iconic looks by colour. The moving images are all drawn from runway footage shot during the fashion shows. Large-scale table vitrines present the precious, exotic, delicate, handmade textiles and innovative materials that make up Prada’s most exclusive designs. Observation is a screening room with a program of some of Prada’s most ambitious film/video projects produced in collaboration with directors including Ridley Scott, Roman Polanski, and Wes Anderson. 2/3Curated by Prada creative director Fabio Zambernardi in collaboration with New York-based designer and writer Michael Rock and his studio 2×4, the exhibition attempts to reveal something of the Prada method. “Pradasphere is a depiction of a collective, often exuberant, wildly creative design process.” notes Rock. “It is a story told primarily through things because design is a way of making in the world. And these things are extraordinary, both in their sensuality and as the manifestation of critical issues engaged by design that deals with the body-especially the female body— in such a direct way.” Revolving around these diverse references and influences, heritage and history, the iconic and the idiosyncratic, Pradasphere portrays a disruptive approach to design, style, art, and culture that is unique in the world of fashion today.Pradasphere is free and open to the public from November 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014.




The Creators Project today presents Jason deCaire Taylor's Underwater Sculptures. In the short documentary, English sculptor Jason deCaire shows off his latest creation, Ocean Atlas, the world's largest underwater sculpture. The Creators Project explores how DeCaire's previous works and his latest triumph are raising awareness for marine conservation in the Bahamas and beyond. 

Jason deCaire Taylor created the first underwater sculpture park in 2006, and since then, his works of art have been finished by the ocean's natural coral and sponges. In Jason deCaire Taylor's Underwater Sculptures, The Creators Project sits down with the artist, who reflects on his unique process, and his collaboration with Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (B.R.E.E.F) for Ocean Atlas.

Source: The Creators Project

Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.

To find out more visit: The Creators Project & Underwater Sculpture

The Creators Project


"Lock Into Paris" CPO x Holt Renfrew Fashion Show and Gala

Gar&Mann:L was invited to Calgary Philharmonic Orcheatra's annual fundraiser fashion show at the Devonian Gardens. This year's French-inspired theme is called Lock Into Paris; Models accompanied by French poodles, walked down the eiffle tower runway. The ladies of Styleista, Phaedra Godchild and Brenna Hardy had pulled together 30 "French looks" from Holt Renfrew. Going from a causal everyday wear to an evening dressy sequence, as an inspiration to those who wish to add a little French twist to their style. The night's Jane Birkin-inspired hairstyle was done by Michelle Lazo from Jerome SalonGuests of the night was all invited to a raffle draw for a chance to win a Chanel lock necklace. If you want to find out more about the Calgary Philharmonic Orcheatra and any up-coming events, check here

(Special Thanks to Binzento Vincente for the photos)