Hello, everyone! As we say goodbye to yet another week, we bring you a recap of the recent developments in the realms of art, fashion, and pop culture. Enjoy the weekend!
Renault’s Artistic Evolution: Sabine Marcelis Reinvents the Renault Twingo
Continuing the trend of artistic collaborations, Renault taps into the talent of Sabine Marcelis to breathe new life into one of their iconic modern models. Following Mathieu Lehanneur’s Suite N°4, which revitalized the timeless Renault 4L, and Pierre Gonalons’ Renault 5 Diamant, the manufacturer now unveils Sabine Marcelis’ striking take on the Renault Twingo. This visionary Dutch designer presents a daring reimagining of the beloved 1990s city car, exploring the realms of light, transparency, form, and function.
Living the Barbie Dream: Airbnb’s Malibu Dream House Brings Fantasy to Life
Airbnb has brought the dream of living in a Barbie world to life. The iconic Malibu DreamHouse, inspired by the beloved toy, is now a reality, drenched in vibrant pink hues and ready to fulfill the wildest fantasies of two lucky guests for a single night. True to its fantastical nature, the mansion boasts an intense pink exterior. Inside, visitors will discover a pool offering a breathtaking ocean view, a meticulously curated wardrobe, a lively dancefloor, a well-stocked bar, a BBQ area, and a host of other exciting amenities. According to Airbnb, the space is graciously hosted by Ken, who has been entrusted with the keys while Barbie is away on her adventures. Starting July 17, just a few days before the movie’s theatrical release, two one-night stays for up to two guests at a time will be available for booking.
Amanda Seyfried’s Artistic Haven: Mark Ryden’s Captivating Painting Takes Center Stage
During the Architectural Digest tour of Amanda Seyfried’s farmhouse-inspired New York City pied-à-terre, an intriguing art piece caught the attention of viewers. Owned by the actor herself, the focal point of the main living space is a painting by Mark Ryden depicting Seyfried holding a cat. This particular artwork holds significance as Ryden painted Seyfried for the upcoming Cat Art Show, inspired by an article he read in W where she expressed her dream of being his muse.
Iconic Style on Auction: Princess Diana’s ‘Black Sheep’ Sweater Takes the Stage at Sotheby’s Fashion Icons Sale
Princess Diana, renowned for her impeccable fashion sense, continues to be an icon in the world of style. Now, one of Diana’s most famous pieces, the “Black Sheep” sweater, is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s upcoming Fashion Icons sale. Originally produced by the knitwear label Warm and Wonderful, the sweater remained in circulation until 1994. Since Diana wore it, the garment has garnered a cult following. However, the original sweater was thought to be lost until it was fortuitously rediscovered almost four decades later. It is expected to fetch a price ranging between $50,000 and $80,000 USD. The auction will take place in September, with online bidding running from August 31 to September 13.