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VOL II, ISSUE 14 FEBRUARY 2011 4,00 €



THE COVER CLARA ESCOBAR wears t-shirt and coat by EXPRESS; jeans by DIESEL, sunglasses by RAY-BAN photography LAURENT LAFFITTE styling CLARA ESCOBAR


LE CINÉMA NATALIE PORTMAN’s amazing new character in the psychological thriller BLACK SWAN

ARTS BULGARI’s 125th birthday exhibition at the GRAND PALAIS in Paris

THE BACK CLARA ESCOBAR wears t-shirt and coat by EXPRESS; jeans by DIESEL photography LAURENT LAFFITTE styling CLARA ESCOBAR



Hair Magician Hairstylist and headpiece designer Charlie Le Mindu unique view has revolutionized the wig concept. By Clara Escobar Charlie Le Mindu was borned in Bergerac, France in 1987 and began working as a hairstylist at the early age of 13. He studied at the French Hair Academy and was trained in different hair salons such as Vidal Sasson and Toni & Guy. Created the concept of pop-up salons in Berlin, where he “cut live” in clubs such as RIO. After that he moved to London were he opened his studio in Shoreditch. He considers himself the creator of “haute coiffure” shown in his truly unique hairpieces. He understood that wigs could serve as the per fect accessory to create a new personality.

In February of 2010 he showed his first collection in London Fashion week. The collection consisted of 14 pieces made of natural hair sewn onto gigantic metal frames and then cut and decorated with swaroski crystals, mounted animals and papier-mâché elements. Le Mindu main inspiration are his travels and that’s why he is like a chameleon who can work from classic to exotic techniques. Has had editorials in dif ferent magazines all around the world including Vogue France and Vogue Italy. Even his wigs have appeared in the Art of Fashion exhibition at Rotterdam’s museum. He’s considered one of the most convincing talents emerging in British



It is always a pleasure to see a movie, in my opinion, of one of the best film directors, Darren Aronofsky. Director of great films such as: Requiem for a Dream, Pi and The Wrestler, now he delights us with another great work: Black Swan. Starring sublime Natalie Portman and superb Mila Kunis, Aronofsky show us an unknown, but very tough world, as is the ballet. Psychological Thriller shaped history brings us into the life of Nina (Natalie Portman), a dedicated dancer and a perfectionist who has not yet achieved the greatest role of his life and worries about her age. Nina lives with her mother Erica, a frustrated dancer came to nothing after having to abandon her career to care for her daughter, and soon you'll notice that the pressure at which subjects Nina is exaggerated, in isolation from everything that does not have to do with the ballet. The company where Nina works decides to present a new version of Swan Lake (a play in which a woman trapped in the

form of the white swan fells in love with the prince, who is seduced to treason by the evil black swan. After such a disappointment the white swan decides to commit suicide finally reaching freedom). In the casting the director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) only sees the white swan in Nina and finds Lily (Mila Kunis), a dancer a little bit more sensual, much more suited to perform black swan, but the dancer he chooses for the leading role has to perform both the black and the white swan. He finally gets seduced by the fire he sees in Nina and chooses her to perform the From that moment on the obsession will hold of Nina, awakening old childhood paranoia on its way to uncover her darker side, which will allow her to star as well the role of the black swan.

One of the aspects that I like is the facility that Aronofsky has to introduce metaphors in his films. The transformation of Nina is spectacular and so deep, that sometimes he makes us doubt what is reality and what is not. He develops such a climate of hostility and madness, that even the audience

notices the pressure that threatens Nina. Without a doubt, another great masterpiece that should not go unnoticed by movie lovers. Also provides us with the opportunity to know the unknown world of ballet that seems so elegant but it’s also cruel. By Clara Escobar

Designers Amy Westcott and Rodarte, where in charge of Black Swan’s costumes



Italian fine jewelry house Bulgari commemorated its 125th anniversary with a huge exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition retraced the main chapters in Bulgari’s history and the evolution of the est he t i c t h a t made the brand a driving force of the “ I t a l i a n school,” from the opening of the first shop on Via Sistina in 1884 through the modern day. T h i s fascinating saga was illustrated by more than 600 masterpieces of jewelry, watchand clockmaking, and the decorative arts, including some one hundred exclusive pieces that were on public display for the first time. The exhibit was divided chronologically into periods and the retrospective

begined with designs using silver and diamonds from the first half of the 20th century. Then it showed the creative turn taken in the 1960s with the emergence of a new style combining precious stones with rarely used original materials. The exhibition continued with the eclectic style inspired by 1970s pop art, the bold designs of the 1980s and ’90s, right through to the spectacular designs of the 21st century. In addition to the baubles themselves, drawings, cinema stills and original items from private collections never yet publicly exhibited in France, including Bulgari’s own vintage collection, was also on display. From Vogue

Some of the most amazing pieces of the collection


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