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Archive for May 22, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Promoting Its Own Cigarette Label

As we all know we shouldn’t believe all we see. At the end all brands promote what the market needs or thinks it needs. Yves Saint Laurent established a great image among the ‘green’ community by coming up with their limited edition "Muse Two Artisanal" bag is made from recycled materials by impoverished women in Burkina Faso , on the other hand they’ve been selling their own cigarette label since 1989 marketed towards women in Asia and Russia, talk about double standard.

The advertisement for their cigarettes, features a model that looks  like Kate Moss, “who came under fierce criticism when she smoked on the Louis Vuitton catwalk earlier this year.”

With smoking being heavily responsible for many of today’s diseases, I hope such influential industries such as fashion would stop promoting smoking as “fashionable” and realize they have their social responsibilities as well.

[The Daily News]

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Glass Art by Dale Chihuly | Art

 

Dale Chihuly is an artist of a different nature, his skills lie in his ability to turn glass into art installations with limitless ways.The use of blown glass in ceilings, aquariums, walls, and sculptures give a new dimension to such a versatile element.

In Chihuly’s perspective: "There’s something about putting the pieces overhead, on top of the plate glass, that makes you think of the sea."

You can check his current exhibition: Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts started on April 10  till August 7, 2011.

 

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