Category Archives: Technology

Remembrances of Outstanding Excellency Past: Mr. Steve Jobs

Remembering Excellence: Mr. Steve Jobs. Image via Konstantin Sergeyev via New York Magazine.

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Paris Report: Fittings @ Petar Petrov

Designer Petar Petrov reviews fittings for his A/W 2011 show.

Petar Petrov "reviewing 2day's fittings 4 his aw1112 show." Image via Jean-Luc Dupont via Twitpic.

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The Excellent People @ The Fancy

Presenting The Excellent People profile at The Fancy. Follow us at TheFancy.com/TheExcellentPeople.

The Excellent People's profile page at The Fancy. Image via The Fancy.

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The Excellence of the Ancient Extraterrestrial Astronaut: The Dogu

Japanese Dogu statue of ancient astronaut, circa 1000 BC.

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Conversations On A Banquette: Sarah Lerfel, of Colette, Paris

“We really opened Colette because Paris was missing many things we could find in New York City, London, etc.,” says Sarah Lerfel, better known, simplement, as Sarah, of Colette, the Outstandingly Excellent and internationally influential boutique, which she founded 13 years ago with her mother Colette Roussaux. Other reasons that prompted the two women to launch such a much-imitated shop? “Just the wish to mix together a restaurant, a gallery, and a selection of fashion, design, beauty, and culture products,” Sarah says.  And what an always surprising and inspiring mix of merchandise it is. Let’s take inventory…. To read the full interview, please click HERE.

Up the down staircase at Colette, Paris. Image via Colette.

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Excellently Watching and Listening: The Outstanding Arcade Fire, of Montreal, Canada, Webcast Live in Concert, Directed by Terry Gilliam

Logging onto the Vevo/You Tube webcast of Montreal, Canada-based band Arcade Fire‘s second sold-out concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, directed by Hollywood filmmaker Terry Gilliam. Thursday, August 5, 2010, 10 pm EDT. Arcade Fire has just released its new, Outstandingly Excellent album The Suburbs.

The Excellent Arcade Fire, of Montreal, in concert at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, August 4, 2010.. Image via Cory Schwartz for Getty Images via New York magazine. August 5, 2010 webcast directed by Terry Gilliam.

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Conversations On A Banquette: Susan Tabak, Une Femme Très Chic

Susan Tabak is the best-selling author of Chic In Paris: Style Secrets & Best Addresses, published in 2006. She is also a former in-demand personal shopper, now operating the must-read SusanTabak.com website, where she shares her expert opinion on what’s new and noteworthy in fashion, entertainment, and travel. Also to be found on the Excellently-designed blog are Tabak’s personal recommendations, designer profiles and collection reports, as well as travel diaries and her well-known Chic Lists. Primarily a resident of New York, where she lives with her family, Susan is actually an always-impeccably-dressed globetrotting woman of the world, as anyone who follows her Tweets already knows. In fact, last year the Times of London named Susan Tabak the #1 Fashion Twitterer, noting that she “puts her contemporaries to shame on Twitter.” Recently, The EP spoke with Susan to find out some of the secrets of her stylish success. No embarrassment in that… To read the full interview, please click HERE. (Downloadable PDF)

The Excellent Susan Tabak at the VBH boutique on Madison Avenue. Image courtesy Susan Tabak.

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Excellent Digital Experience: Burberry’s A/W 2010 Ad Campaign

Presenting the Autumn/Winter 2010 Burberry advertising campaign, photographed by Mario Testino. This  campaign protects our authentic and timeless heritage and evolves the modern way in which we communicate that,” says Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative officer. “The Burberry campaigns have always been characterized by the dynamic British cast and I wanted to express the individuality and the energy behind each of their different creative expressions. Burberry was founded on innovation and outerwear and I want anyone who sees the campaign not just to see images, but to feel a part of what we have created; connecting people through technology, music, the collections, the attitude, and the emotion captured.” The campaign is being launched through “a completely innovative digital experience now available on Burberry.com. Users are able to select and control the view and perspective of the campaign, cast and products. Motion responsive images and video can be clicked, rotated, paused and dragged 180 degrees and individual products and cast respond to user controlled commands. The idea is to bring people closer to the collection, cast and location,” say Burberry press officers. Please click HERE to participate in, and manipulate, fashion’s latest digital experience.

Burberry Autumn Winter 2010 Advertising Campaign, photographed by Mario Testino. © Copyright Burberry/Testino, courtesy Burberry.

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Art Basel Report: The Supreme Excellence of the “Zaha Hadid and Suprematism Exhibition” at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland

Presenting Orchid, 2010, one of the images included in Zaha Hadid and Suprematism, an exhibition curated by the starchitect for Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich. For the show, on view until July 17, 2010, Hadid has completely transformed the gallery space, juxtaposing her designs with masterpieces of the Russian Avant Garde. For more information, please click HERE.

Floral Excellence: Zaha Hadid's Orchid, 2010, one of the works on view at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, during the exhibition Zaha Hadid and Suprematism,. Image via Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich.

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