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Jean Pigozzi opens “My World” exhibit in Beijing
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Long before photobombs and selfies were coined, there was Jean Pigozzi—a photographer who often pictured himself among celebrities.
“I take photos of friends, relatives, architecture, landscapes, the food that makes me hungry, the people I admire, the women I desire. I have the intention to keep taking photos as long as I can,” he said.
Now showing for the first time in China, Jean Pigozzi is usually introduced as the photographer of the jet set.

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Heir to a European car empire (Simca), he suffered dyslexia from a young age and started taking photographs of his daily life as a teenager.
Instead of writing a diary, he kept a visual journal of his life in the high society since the 1960’s.
His current exhibition in Beijing covers four decades of capturing celebrities in their off guard moments—like Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Kate Moss, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, and even as recent as Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts during the 2014 Oscar parties.

Jean Pigozzi and Mei Ting (actress) and Huang Jue (actor)
L-R: Jean Pigozzi at the opening with actors Mei Ting and Huang Jue

Jean Pigozzi and the Luu Triplets (from the film, Pacific Rim)
Jean Pigozzi and the Luu Triplets from the film, “Pacific Rim”

Both an insider and outsider, friend and fan, his photos reflect moments of intimacy in the life of the rich and famous. They provide access to a world that is usually hidden from sight: the Oscar or Cannes Festival parties, yacht trips, private dinners, weddings, even backstage of Rolling Stones concerts.
Appropriately titled Jean Pigozzi—My world, the exhibition at UCCA (Beijing) includes 250 photos shot in black and white, curated by famous film director Alexi Tan.

Jean Pigozzi My World exhibition in Beijing
Jean Pigozzi My World exhibition in Beijing
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Before his return to China as a film director, Alexi Tan was a photographer in New York who shot numerous portraits of Hollywood celebrities for major fashion magazines.
By introducing Jean Pigozzi’s photographic work to China today, director Alexi Tan nods to his own past as a photographer.

Brothers Fed and Alexi Tan
Brothers Fed and Alexi Tan at the opening

Li Xinyi (TV host)
TV host Li Xinyi

Jean Pigozzi My World exhibition

Presented by GQ China, Audi, ThinkPad, and Moët & Chandon, Jean Pigozzi—My World, curated by Alexi Tan will be on view at the The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), 798 Art District, Beijing from March 14 to 24, 2014.

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Macha Green Tea Fair returns to Royce’
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This April, the Maccha Green Tea selection comes back to Royce’ chocolate stores.
After a successful run last year, the Maccha Green Tea Fair returns with your favourites, including maccha-flavored chocolate wafers—green tea in rich cream, sandwiched between crunch wafers and covered in machha cholocate.
The result is a rich, creamy, bittersweet taste in one perfect bite.

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Maccha green tea and Royce’ chocolate combinations will still be available, including Royce’s Maccha Almond Chocolate, Prafeuille Chocolate Maccha, and Nama Chocolate Maccha.

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Maccha is a fine, bright green, talc-like powder that is produced when dried tea leaves are stone-ground.
Produced under the most meticulous conditions, maccha is said to be packed with antioxidants that help boost metabolism and reduce cholesterol levels.

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Find Maccha Almond Chocolate, Prafeuille Chocolate Maccha, Nama Chocolate Maccha, and Maccha-flavored Chocolate Wafers this April in Royce’ shops at Greenbelt 5, PowerPlant Mall, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, The Podium, and at the Cake Club in Bonifacio Global City.
To send a Royce’ eGift Card to your loved ones, go to http://www.giftaway.ph/royce.

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Return of the It bag
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Oh my. Just when we thought It bags were dead and were just too happy to carry a Goyard, Herve Chapelier, or even an LL Bean tote—comes the new Chanel bags for Spring-Summer 2014.
I didn’t think it was my type until I saw the pictures on the website and they are just WOW.

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I’m not a backpack person, so I’m more likely to get this—if I could ever get my hands on it—who knows?

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As for girls who prefer the classic Chanel flap, this one looks like art

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I should’ve checked while I was in Tokyo, but there was so much to do, so little time.

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Adidas Originals x Topshop launches March 20th
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Two popular labels collide as the Topshop design team raids the Adidas Original archives for Spring/Summer 2014.
Classics Adidas shapes are re-animated in bespoke prints and re-engineered to create the ultimate capsule collection.

An exclusive range of Topshop prints are inspired by London landscapes, while Adidas’ iconic three stripes and trefoil shout out from graffiti graphics.

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Three originals footwear favourites—the Superstar, the Tech Super and the Attitude—are recreated in luxury leathers, splashed in Topshop’s dedicated I ♥ London graphics, with enhanced detailing in contrast threads.

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The collaboration launches globally on March 20, 2014.
In Manila, the adidas x Topshop collection will be available exclusively at Topshop Greenbelt 3.
To know more about it, click HERE.

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