Lee Jun-fan 李振藩 ⤭ “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
- Bruce Lee
High Jewelery ⤭ For nearly two centuries, mystery and intrigue has surrounded the legendary Fabergé. This year, as a new decade dawns, we welcome you on a voyage of discovery with Fabergé's latest film: ‘The Journey of a Fabergé Egg’. Opening the doors of our discreet workshops nestled in the Black Forest, watch our Palais Tsarskoye Selo Turquoise Locket with Heart Surprise come to life at the hands of true artisans. The workshops are overseen by our appointed workmaster Dr Marcus Mohr - fourth generation of Victor Mayer, a 130-year-old family business well versed in the art of guilloché and enamelling.
LV ⤭ Emma Stone, Léa Seydoux, and Alicia Vikander return in the latest campaign for the New Classics, Louis Vuitton’s iconic collection of modern leather goods. Known for their grace and strength, the three acclaimed actresses and Louis Vuitton ambassadors each chose a bag to showcase their inner spirits in the new campaign shot by Craig McDean: the classic Capucines for Emma Stone, the bold Twist for Alicia Vikander, and stylish Dauphine for Léa Seydoux.
Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A ⤭ Lady Sings The Blues:
“Feel like I wanna shout, give the piano player a drink because he’s knockin’ me out!” - Diana Ross
After showing off a new power/emotion in her soulful first three albums as a solo artist, Diana Ross made a complete transformation for this, the soundtrack to her first film. Much of the passion of her earliest solo work – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Remember Me” for example – was likely due in part to her desire to create a new identity, one that didn’t include being the lead singer of the Supremes. However, once Lady Sings The Blues hit theatres in 1972, Diana Ross was done proving anything. The movie was a smash, and not just with audiences; Ross won a Golden Globe as “Most Promising Newcomer” and was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award and a BAFTA (British Academy Award). This double-LP soundtrack album, meanwhile, hit #1 on the album charts and won the Favorite Pop Album American Music Award.