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Carmen Dell’Orefice, oldest top model in the world.

Carmen Dell’Orefice, oldest top model in the world.

Carmen Dell’Orefice is the oldest top model in the world.  She has been modeling for more than 40 years and she is still on track!   Carmen Dell’Orefice was born in June 3rd 1931 in New York city. She is today 82 years old and she is worldwide known as the oldest top model still working. She was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 15. At that time she had her first contract for $7.50 an hour.   At the age of 50, after a bad marriage, she was obliged to get back to modeling for financial reasons. And she has been modeling since then. Nowadays, she is still the muse of many photographers, creators and Brands. Here is a 2009 campaign for Rolex on the topic “Class is Forever”. A very sophisticated campaign in which Carmen Dell’Orefice is highlighted with the Rolex watches. Very edgy campaign….

Pietra Dura, when art meets high-jewellery.

Pietra Dura, when art meets high-jewellery.

The precious and the unique are part of what defines true luxury. Pietra Dura, a very exclusive Jewellery House founded in 2007, reveals the uniqueness of each gemstone on a technique inspired by the glorious italian Cinquecento. Based on the passion of Carole Midy, she started creating her own jewels on her kitchen table and now you can find her creations in different countries. The name Pietra Dura comes from a special jewellery technique , very popular in the years 1500’s, also called The Cinquecento. Like Wood Marquetry, Pietra Dura works the entire precious stones into marble. It is an inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each…

Would SOPA & PIPA damage the web?

Would SOPA & PIPA damage the web?

A lot of talking is running right now about the SOPA & PIPA projects. PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.” The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation,…

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Counter-Culture

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Counter-Culture

During the holiday season, I read the official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. At the beginning I thought  it was again another object to nourish Steve Jobs cult. Even though I like Apple products, I do not like the “guru” strategy that minimizes the creative teams behind. But I must say that this biographical work shows more than just the life of a “geeky hero”. It shows the life of a man, that was not proud of everything he did but more than that, it shows an interesting idea of Counter Culture. The book was written by Walter Isaacson, an important media personality as former CEO of CNN and the managing Director of Time magazine. He also wrote the biography of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Kissinger. In a way by adding Steve Jobs to his bibliography, Walter Isaacson generates a sort of historical retrospective about Counter Culture…