Saturday, 01 June 2013
AGI & SAM FOR TOPMAN LAUNCH PARTY AT APARTMENT 58 TEXT BY YASUYUKI ASANO PHOTO BY DAISUKE HASHIHARA
Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
Last evening I attended the launch party of Topman and Agi & Sam collaboration at Apartment 58 in London.
Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, the british duo behind Agi and Sam, met while working at Alexander McQueen and started their menswear label a few years ago. Their collection is know for the vibrant prints on sharp-tailored pieces with a great sense of humour, which makes modern charming men. They have already showed 3 collections at MAN, and their first solo show is scheduled on SS14 London Collections: Men on next month.
Inspired by last year's Olympic Games in London, this collection for Topman is titled 'The Owls', whch is a fictional football team by Agi and Sam, and has more sporty feels with iconic prints.
Here are snaps from the playful party.
Sam Cotton and Agi Mdumulla
The 20 piece capsule collection is launching on 4th June.
Monday, 26 November 2012
FACE PILATES is all you need!
Dear Diane and dear Shaded Viewers,
I have 2 great Australian friends here in Barcelona, Mandy Keillor and Natalie Lang, founders of the cult Pilates Studio Australia Barcelona (since 2006) Their centre specialises in tailored programs focusing on Pilates (including the new and intelligent Barre Pilates and Face Pilates), Osteopathy, Diet and Nutrition, Detoxification.The focus being on people who are wanting to be in their bodies, healthy and enjoy longevity.
They've just developed this new travel tool APP, technique called Face Pilates, nice for us jetsetters! Plus really amazing is their detox at home guide, i think i was speaking about this with you and Jason when we last met here for ASVOFF Barcelona.
Looking forward to hearing what you think of the APP Diane,
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
The Dark Side of the London Olympics, RULE BRITANNIA
I was never really much a fan of VICE magazine in its printed incantation but (as I mentioned in a previous post of their interview of Kenneth Anger) their video content and interviews are getting quite good. I found this investigative doc about Olympics, which for our London viewers I am sure this is all old news, but might be eye opening for others outside. Not exactly the kind of reporting being done on major networks in the States or in Europe. Notice how freaky the robotic missile launchers look with the built in sensors ...
The strange/unfortunate thing is I wanted to post a clip of the opening ceremony with this doc , but its impossible to find. With in the past days since friday, the powers that be have meticulously had all of the clips removed. Only to sell dvds later ? Isn't this an event that the whole world is suppose to celebrate and enjoy ? Or just another excuse to sell more useless crap to people ?
Saturday, 19 May 2012
SEA OF CHAMPAGNE! Moët & Chandon / America's Cup Dinner @ Palazzina G, Venice
Bruno, Simona & Cristiano from Moët & Chandon, Italy
Dear Diane & Shaded Viewers,
After an intensly great day on the America's Cup stake boat "Guila", watching Prada boats Piranah & Swordfish, sail 4 strait fleet race wins between them, i'm writing to you from Palazzina G, where Moët & Chandon, the official champagne of the 34th America's Cup, hosted an electric party for the apres-sailing folk. Here some snap shots. Palazzina Grassi, created by Emanuele Garosci, is a Philippe Stark designed Hotel, sugar coated in Murano glass sculptures, with a stunning and hard working PR Simona Veronesi, who hosts some of the wildest parties in Venice!
ciao, ciao from the canals of Venice,
Sunday, 05 June 2011
Marco de Rivera reports on Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 2011
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal won his sixth Roland Garros and equaling Bjorn Borg's record after winning 7-5, 7-6, (7 / 3), 5-7, 6-1 over Switzerland's Roger Federer Sunday's final in Paris. With the win, Nadal retains N.1 worldwide that have lost to Novak Djokovic in case of defeat to Federer
Saturday, 04 June 2011
Marco de Rivera reports Na Li "Roland Garros 2011"
Roland Garros 2011 Na Li China
Li Na became the first Chinese and first Asian to win a Grand Chelem tournament at Roland Garros, beating on Saturday in a historic final, Italy's Francesca Schiavone, the defending champion, in two sets 6-4 7 - 6 (7 / 0).
Marco de Rivera
Saturday, 21 November 2009
GRIFFIN`S SHOOT WITH STEVE OLSON
I spent the day shooting with Diane and mine, good friend artist, legendary pro skater, and over all madman Steve Olson. Olson was one of the subject of the portrait series book HARMONY that I produced last year for ARC JAPAN. Olson and I are shooting his pieces for a new site that we are creating to feature his work. It will be the first time that his work is available on line for purchase. Ernesto, a director of photography friend of mine, came and helped us with the shoot. Below find some off shots from the shoot as well as a the first video from the STEVE'S RANTS series that will be featured on the site. Check back here for more info on Olson's work and the launch of site soon.