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Culture | Sojourn to Shangri-La

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There’s plenty of ways to take in LA, but going classic has got to be one of the best options. Old school glamour is the name of the game and Hotel Shangri-La is one of the best places to find it. Fiasco’s Soki Mak takes a trip.

Culture | TROY: E4′s Newest Trickster

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Inspired by David Blaine, 24-year-old Troy Von Scheibner has arrived on E4 with his brand of “personable” magic. Combining his love of music, fashion and good old fashioned entertainment, Troy has spent the last 12 years practising his art, winning competitions and using his sleight of hand to get him out of some sticky situations. FIASCO meets Troy before the launch of his new show… and sits there until he baffles us with a card trick.

Art | Daniel Radcliffe + CUT UP Exhibition

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On Thursday 21st November 2013, Daniel Radcliffe will launch a unique projected art exhibition to celebrate the upcoming release of his new film KILL YOUR DARLINGS (in cinemas on 6th Dec). The ‘KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition’ will take the form of projections that will travel around London over three days, set in key locations.

Culture | Dynamo: Magician Impossible

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Dynamo has wowed audiences with his illusions, everything from street magic with a deck of cards to grand scale magic, such as walking across the Thames or through a plate glass window. He’s captured it all in his show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which took him into homes across the world and returns for its third and final series. Fiasco caught up with him to talk fashion, celebrity and, of course, magic.

Art | Xu Zhen Interview

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Xu Zhen, the former Shanghai based, now Bejing residing artist, has been called an ‘enfant terrible’ more than once with his boundary pushing art which encompasses sculpture, multimedia and installation. Having exhibited a huge, imposing leather cathedral, dripping with bondage accoutrements, entitled Play201301, at Hong Kong’s Art Basel, that stopped us in our tracks Fiasco had to find out more about this charismatic Chinese artist.

Art & Culture | HTC Design Tours – Hong Kong

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HTC has come together with Wallpaper* to create a free android app that allows you to see design hotspots recommended by industry and who better to know the must see’s and must do’s. The app is optimised for the HTC One, aluminium unibody smartphone that’s sent android geeks into quite a frenzy. Hong Kong, Milan and NYC are the featured guides and Fiasco was invited to Hong Kong to experience this curated tour first hand.

Art & Culture | Paul Shipper Illustration

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Paul Shipper specialises in illustration, primarily in the area of sci fi and fantasy film, which, as we all know, has a rabid fanbase who also collect vicariously. Shipper, raised in the UK and now residing in New Zealand, has worked with Lucasfilm, GQ and Penguin books and exhibits in galleries across America. We catch him to talk a love of superheroes, spandex and Star Trek.

On Our Radar | Highlights

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This Week’s Highlights – Buddha-Bar, London

Radar’s standout experience this week was a sumptuous tasting menu at the new Buddha-Bar Restaurant and Bar, which recently opened in the heart of Knightsbridge, London.

Kabiri Presents Maria Francesca Pepe SS/13 & Archive Exhibition

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Next Thursday, October 18th in London, leading independent jewellery store Kabiri presents a pre-order trunk show for stylist’s favourite Maria Francesca Pepe‘s SS/13 collection. In addition, there will be a week long, in-store exhibition of her most iconic, archival pieces. To attend, please RSVP to marylebone@kabiri.co.uk. And for those of you not lucky enough to be in town, don’t miss a 15% discount on all current MFP pieces online at www.kabiri.co.uk.

Music | Jessie Ware releases Devotion

Arts & CultureMusic & Film

British soulstress Jessie Ware’s new album Devotion dropped this week via PMR. Devotion merges RnB with dance and pop, resulting in a fluid stream of soulful tracks that are perfect for relaxing summer evenings.

Jessie is best best known for her 2012 single Running and previous collaborations with SBTRKT. Impressive production coupled with Jessie’s stunning voice have come together to create a tender album that sounds modern yet classical. Distortion is as soothing as putting aftersun on sunburn. The perfect album to unwind to. It looks like this 27 year old South Londoner is set to go far.

by Kerry Flint

 

Prada Film: A Therapy

Arts & CultureMusic & Film

When fashion and film collide, magical things usually happen. Think Yves Saint Laurent dressing his muse, Actress Catherine Deneuve, in classics such as The Hunger and Belle De Jour, and more recently, Tom Ford’s pretty impressive turn directing A Single Man. Iconic Italian fashion label Prada have revealed a very impressive project at the Cannes Film Festival this week. A short film called A Therapy, directed by Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Rosemary’s Baby, Cul–de-Sac, The Tenant).

Film | Anchorman 2

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‘The following is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed’. Hands up who’s excited about Anchorman 2 (aka Anchorman: The Legend Continues)? Now watch this trailer… Hands up who’s really, really excited about Anchorman 2?!

The Gossip at Terminal 5

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After having released their latest video, Move in the Right Direction, The Gossip performed at Terminal 5 in New York. Cyle Suesz shot Beth Ditto , who has also appeared nude on the covers of LOVE and NME, and the band in concert. Ditto has also walked for Jean Paul Gaultier.

Trending | Minute Maid

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Minute Maid

from l to r : Louise Gray, Marc by Marc, Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, and Jill Stuart

Bold color presence this current season shows vibrancy with shades of dominant orange. Louise Gray chose a contemporary approach mixing aquatic references with bright shades of orange and patch work construction. While Alberta Ferretti exhibited a feminine touch with sheer elements and flowing silhouettes while Jill Stuart uses an idyllic silhouette to accentuate the brightness. Fresh vibes with a bright loose fitted trouser was Marc by Marc’s interpretation. Jil Sander used the bold orange iPad-lanyard to contrast against a severe all black wet look.

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