POLIMODA X ASVOFF CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE DECEMBER 15TH

Dear Shaded Viewers,

We are giving you another few  months to take our breath away... Polimoda x ASVOFF are asking you to submit a film with the brief, one of the 6 themes: HUMAN BODY (Body), URBAN SPACE (Space) , IMAGINATION )Imagery), WRITING (Calligraphy), CREATION (Craft), CLOTHING (Dress) - 1-3 minutes.

Think about it, construct it, submit it...

For more information about the IFFTI2015 Conference please visit: http://www.iffti2015.polimodaconference.com/pane/welcome/

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Laura Albert speaks with Mandy Aftel about her book "Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent"

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Through five major players in the epic of aroma, Aftel explores the

profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that

move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the

Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the

luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for

the native, the familiar, the authentic. Frankincense, an aromatic

resin, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris

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A visit chez #AlainMikli #eyewear #frames #paris #asvoff7 something special coming soon we'll maybe in the #spring or sooner

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A rising star in Kazakhstan - Danilo Kuchumov and his brand Khan Kuchum Photos by Oleg Zuev

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Earlier this month I was in Kazakhstan for the second anniverary of the Esental Mall and I met the young Russian designer based in Kazakhstan, Danilo Kuchumov. When I say young designer, I mean...he's not even 18. He started his brand last year at the age of 17. SS15 plays with elements from the 1930-40's men's suits. The collection consists of 20 unisex looksand are for fearless and sincere young men and women in urban environments.

www.khankuchum.com

Later,

Diane

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Christian Correnti Bowtie

Dear Diane and Dear Shaded Viewers, Christian Correnti expands the concept of “bowtie” further by recovering its archaic male vision and fluidifying with the female one, creating unisex pieces up to the creation of accessories exclusively for females like plastrons and bibs. Each of his creations has a strong handcrafted sign and it is the result of a meticulous and hand labor which conveys to each single piece an air of authenticity and uniqueness.

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Antonio Contreras, Mexican Director at ASVOFF Mexico

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Director Antonio Contreras at ASVOFF Mexico before the screening of his film. He titled this image "I want to be adored" I'm not sure which one of us that title applies to....but it reminds me of the opening scene in Opening Night when Gena Rowands said:

They want to be loved.
They have to be loved.
The whole world.
Everybody wants to be loved.

When I was 17, I could do anything.
It was so easy. My emotions were so close to the surface.

I’m finding it harder and harder to stay in touch.

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DOUBLE MAGAZINE NO. 28 - F/W 2014 "TO BEGIN, BEGIN"

Dear Shaded Viewers, Impetus, motivation and relentlessness are the words that instantly come to mind, as I peruse the new Double Magazine (# 28 - F/W 2014). William Wordsworth’s quote on the cover—“to begin, begin”—effectively captures the unifying force behind this volume: deciding to take a chance at life and seizing our innermost yearnings. In editor-in-chief Fabrice Paineau’s words, it is “To rediscover that sensation, that fatal—or fetal—opportunity of being reborn among equals.

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Kanya Miki

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Menswear designer , Kanya MIKI has presented a womenswear collection in Malaysia. He continues to live and work in Japan and is a graduate from the Antwerp Academy. 

Later,

Diane

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@herman_david @juanvillarreal @jasonlast @emmanuelasmar and @Akikohamaoka #silencio #davidlynch #screening room

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