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Calder Jewelry Book

Alexander Calder's jewellery has the same linear yet three-dimensional quality as his famous mobiles, and the parts that comprise each piece are hammered, shaped, and composed in a fashion that echoes the artist's creation of his sculpture. Calder produced more than 1,500 pieces of jewelry, beginning in 1906 when he adorned his sister's dolls with copper wire gathered from the streets. This use of...


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Lunch at Bar Luce

Whenever I find myself in Milan my first stop is always the Fondazione Prada for a well-rounded dose of culture. Not only is the experience of walking through the Rem Koolhaus-designed compound – which architecturally embodies a dialogue between old and new that is so categorically Prada – enough of a reason to visit, the temporary exhibitions are always intellectual and thought provoking. But if ...

Location:

Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milan


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Lyop-Spheric Vitamin C

Gone are the days of seasonal sickness when you have Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C in your life. This rather gnarly tasting gooey-textured cocktail of essential vitamins and phospholipids beat temperamental weather and combat all feelings of a cold. Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C does wonders for your immune system and keeps you feeling healthy all year round.


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ReFa S Carat Face Roller

The perfect on-the-go beauty accessory that fits into any daytime handbag and is ideal for travel, the ReFa S Carat face roller is a lifting, firming, de-puffing wonder; the one and only answer to your skin’s daily needs. Use throughout the day in short increments around the eyes, cheeks and jaw line, always remembering to roll upwards, and you’ll notice a difference in no time. A must have beauty...


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Quirky Objects by Petit h

Founded in 2010 under the artistic direction of Pascale Mussard, Petit h is Hermès’ laboratory for (re)creation. Devoted to reusing excess materials or diverting, and transforming otherwise defunct Hermès merchandise not meeting the French house’s standards of excellence, the quirky objects designed and manufactured under the Petit h line are alluring treasures that withhold the brand’s devotion t...

Location:

Hermès - 17 Rue de Sèvres, Paris

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Petit h


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MBR High Protection Face Cream

A Summertime ‘Must Have’ list would be remiss without the perfect sunscreen. Look no further than MBR’s (Medical Beauty Research) high protection face cream. Since 2000, the German brand has been pioneering advancements in skin care, creating the next generation of high-end dermaceutical products to spur the repair of sun-damaged skin. Their medical, sun care face cream is the perfect answer for a...


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Prada

This week’s ‘Minnie Muse Must Have’ is Prada’s emerald green, perfectly bejeweled pointy-toed satin pumps, with brushed metal detailing and a black band finished with the ultimate sparkly brooch. There is no shoe more desirable this holiday season, or any season for that matter, than one of Prada’s most perfect pumps.


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Eddie Parker's Rabbit Fur 'Parker' Clutch

There is no better fur accessory this holiday season than Edie Parker’s ‘Parker’ clutch. Founder and creative director Brett Heyman, considered by many to be the master of bespoke acrylic accessories and artisanal homeware, continues to introduce new designs in novel materials each season while still incorporating hints of the brand’s acrylic heritage. The 100% rabbit fur ‘Parker’ Clutch, which em...


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Biologique Recherche L’Eauxygenante Spray

French beauty brand Biologique Recherche produces some of the top skincare products on the market and is largely unknown outside of Europe. With limited international distribution Biologique Recherche is hard to get and hard to beat. Among many of their amazing masks, serums, lotions and cleansers, my favorite product is the L’Eauxygenante Spray. Perfect for summertime and small enough for any bea...


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Giovanna Battaglia's Pick

Sara Battaglia Plissé Tote Bag

Sara Battaglia’s internationally adored ready-to-wear and accessory designs merge glamour and femininity while accentuating a woman’s charm and grace. Rooted in her Italian heritage, Battaglia’s elegant aesthetic and sophisticated color pallets draw from fashion and styles of the late 1960s, with an updated, modern twist. The timeless elegance, clean lines and luxurious materials of her Plissé Tot...


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Dinner at Ristorante Da Ivo

If you find yourself in Venice, you best not to depart before dining at Ristorant Da Ivo, a cozy Venetian hangout, hidden on a ‘side street’ of the canal, serving classic Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s intimate interior and homestyle kitchen have been serving consistently delicious dishes combining the cuisines of Tuscany and Venice, since its inception in 1976. From fresh antipasti and homemad...

Location:

Calle Fuseri, 1809, Venezia


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Tom Sachs Playing Cards

The Japan Edition A deck about the Tea Ceremony. Casino-quality playing cards. Each card gets its own Tom Sachs piece. Manufactured by Make-a-Deck in Salem, NH. 3.5" x 2.5" x .75" Edition of 666.


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Dior - Marc Bohan

In the third volume of Assouline’s unprecedented series of books celebrating the prestigious house of Christian Dior, the publisher explores the highly prolific and influential years of Marc Bohan. From 1961 to 1989, the longest tenure amongst any Dior creative director, Bohan led the renowned French house into international fame. Beloved by celebrities, socialites and royalty for his feminine sil...


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On Point

Good advice is hard to come by. Since 2013, WSJ Magazine – which launched in 2008 – has offered their loyal readers insight on dozens of compelling topics through the magazine’s ‘columnist’ page. In each issue, six featured ‘columnists’ from various professions and backgrounds, are asked to weigh in on a selected theme, “On Progress,” “On The Future,” ‘On Discipline,” “On Curosity,” and dozens mor...


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Lobmeyr Hand-Painted Tumblers

Lobmeyr’s beautiful hand-painted glass tumblers are this week’s ‘Minnie Muse Must Have’ for anyone looking to elevate an average tabletop. Akin to Lobmeyr’s nearly 200-year-old design philosophy, these mouth-blown glasses mix contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship techniques with their intricately hand painted, floral patterns and decorative motifs. Modeled after a design the Austrian m...


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Oatly - Oat Milk

Are you feeling unsure about which ‘moo milk’ alternative to embrace in your daily lives? Look no further than Oatly oat milk. Oatly’s beta-glucans, the official name for the soluble fiber found in oats, make this delicious milk nutritious and naturally low in saturated fat. With no additional sugar, Oatly’s only additives are vitamins A and D, riboflavin, B12 and calcium, to keep things modern an...


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Louis Vuitton's Monte Carlo Jewelry Box

If you’re always on-the-go and in search of the perfect travel jewelry case look no further than Louis Vuitton’s Monte Carlo Jewelry Box. This compact, structured portal for bijoux accommodates the ideal amount of baubles for any far-off getaway. A Minnie Muse summertime Must Have.


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Ice Roller

It is time to bid adieu to facial puffiness and say hello to the ice roller, my favorite morning ritual to relieve redness, inflammation and pain. Incorporate the ice roller into your daily routine and you will never look back! Use as directed and store in freezer for maximum results.


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A Very Special Christmas

Nothing screams ‘It’s time for the holidays’ like a festive soundtrack. This week’s 'Minnie Muse Must Have' is the first album in the ‘A Very Special Christmas’ series, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released in 1987, with proceeds going to benefit the Special Olympics. This Christmas-themed compilation album, with original cover art by Keith Haring, features a diverse mix of artists singing holida...


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Venyx Anklet

If you are a jewelry lover in constant search of the latest trend in the world of bijoux, look no further than the Venyx Anklet. Creative director Eugenie Niarchos, the mastermind behind the neo-futuristic jewelry designs for her trademark brand Venyx, has tapped into uncharted accessory territory with her widely popular anklets. Available in white and yellow gold, worn single or as a pair, Venyx ...

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Venyx


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The Row's Evening Case

Gone are the days of a nighttime clutch, spring/summer 2018 is all about an ‘evening case’. There is no better accessory hitting stores than The Row’s silvertone, metal shell, ‘lidded’ evening bag. Its structured silhouette, leather-lined interior, braided shoulder cord and ornamental bead and tortoiseshell details make for it being Minnie Muse's ‘Must Have’ accessory of the spring season!


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Zyne Slippers

33 Rue Majorelle is among the most fabulous concept stores in Marrakech, offering a variety of well-curated products from high-end brands and local designers. The store’s product offerings range from authentic home-wears and Moroccan treasures to unique fashions and accessories. A visit to the store is incomplete without walking out with a pair of Zyne shoes - the brand that has revolutionized the...

Location:

33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh, Morocco


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Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud was one of the greatest artists to emerge from the 20th century. Freud, a brilliant painter and draftsman who specialized in figurative art, is the subject of a newly published, career-spanning monograph by Phaidon Press, the most complete retrospective of his career to date. This cohesive, two-volume book honoring Freud’s prolific legacy, is the genesis of an extraordinary collaborat...


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Charvet Slippers

Known worldwide for their exceptional bespoke tailoring, Charvet, located in the heart of Place Vendôme – Paris’ most famous square for luxury – is a one-stop-shop for refined basics. From robes in French silks and cashmere scarves, to beautiful shirts and pajamas in Egyptian cotton, they have every material and color one could wish for. While it’s hard to choose favorites amongst their extensive ...

Location:

28, place Vendôme 75001 Paris

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Charvet


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Chatty Feet Artist Socks

Ever wanted to walk a day in an artist’s shoes? Well, Chatty Feet’s artist socks can get you one step closer. These soft, comfortable, cotton blend designs make for the ideal cold weather companion for your feet, while their colorful graphics and pop-portraits are odes to some of art history’s greatest names.


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skyn ICELAND

My ‘never leave home without it’ beauty/skincare product is skyn ICELAND’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. In just fifteen minutes these soothing gels brighten tired eyes and relieve traces of puffiness. Packaged as pairs in individual sleeves, they fit in any daytime handbag and are the perfect travel companions. A must-have for anyone ‘on the go’ looking for a quick pick-me-up.


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Lauren Santo Domingo's Pick

Sophie Buhai Gold Hoops

The minimalist cool aesthetic of L.A. Jeweler Sophie Buhai’s handcrafted baubles, have made her delicate designs wardrobe essentials for stylish women around the globe. For everyday jewelry with just the right amount of edge, look no further than Sophie Buhai’s Large Gold Working Woman Hoops. Her modern silhouettes and use of bold yet timeless materials make Buhai’s designs the perfect compliment ...


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Juergen Teller Go-Sees

The West London studio of fashion photographer Juergen Teller has seen more models approach its doors than most photographers’ camera lenses have shot. For one year, from May 1998 – May 1999, Teller documented the hundreds of girls sent to him by casting agents – some arriving solo, others who showed up with friends or young women accompanied by their mothers – hoping for their big break. This ear...


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The Row Haya Leather Slide Mules

Searching for the perfect summertime heels? Look no further than The Row’s Haya Leather Slide Mules. These white stunners finished with a low, carved wooden cutout heel are the perfect warm weather companions to take your feet from day to night. It is no wonder the unstoppable design duo behind the New York-based brand received two CFDA nominations for Womenswear and Accessory Designer of the Year...


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Maison Bonnet Glasses

What would Paris fashion be without couture craftsmanship? If you’re in the city of lights and in market for a special pair of eyeglasses, look no further than bespoke eyewear house, Maison Bonnet. Imagine the process of designing a couture suit with Chanel, but instead of deciding between tweed fabrics you’re choosing a frame color and material, and rather than selecting the best silhouette for y...


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Fabrizio Viti Shoes

Italian-born footwear designer Fabrizio Vitti has perfected the art of shoe design through his impressive roster of experience at top European fashion houses, including Louis Vuitton where he currently heads up the French brand’s shoe division. Viti launched his namesake label in 2016 and gained immediate acclaim for his retro aesthetic and feminine accents – ornamental bows and daisies are amongs...


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Chanel's La Crème Main

Great skincare products are seasonless. Whether in a dry, wet, snowy or sun-drenched climate, Chanel’s La Crème Main should always be within arms reach. The perfect travel companion, its compact size and egg-shaped, easy to use design make for the ultimate on-the-go item. A Must Have for anyone looking to keep their hands soft and hydrated all year round.

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CHANEL


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The Row Ellet Sweater

This week's Minnie Muse Muse Must Have is The Row's woll and cashmere-blend Ellet Sweater in Minnie Muse Red. The perfect pop of color for a winter wardrobe. Click link below to purchase.


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Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Andy Warhol’s Pop aesthetic redefined modern art and forever impacted the progression of contemporary culture. From his lifelong fixation with celebrity and fame, his controversial films, his silver factory – which became the go-to hangout for New York’s avant-garde creative scene – late nights on the dance floor at Studio 54, wild celebrity-studded parties, high...


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The Row

As the worst of winter 2018 approaches and shoppers scramble in search of the perfect cold weather boots that marry form and function, fashion and utility, look no further than The Row’s Fara Leather and Knit Ankle Boots. Fashion’s wunderkind footwear brand – the New York-based house only introduced shoes two years ago – these Italian-made boots are one of their best offerings to date. The design...


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Balenciaga

This fantastic monograph highlighting the king of haute couture - Cristobol Balenciaga - is the most comprehensive and extensive collection of text, important imagery and sketches by the Spanish couturier ever to be compiled in a single volume. Having searched far and wide for material on Balenciaga, trolling everywhere from online outlets to small book stores around this world, this publication, ...


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Proenza Schouler's Mini Frame Feathered Clutch

This week’s Minnie Muse Must Have is Proenza Schouler’s Mini Frame Feathered Clutch. First shown last July in the brands spring/summer 2018 runway show, the American fashion house’s first foray presenting their collection in Paris – their second, will take place this coming Monday at 4pm (10AM EST) when they show fall/winter 2018 in the French capital – in a collection filled with knockout accesso...


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Nylon Accessories

Durable, sturdy, compact, water resistant and washable, these trusty adjectives encompass only a few of the reasons why Minnie Muse loves nylon, and no one does the dependable material better than Prada. From the Italian brand’s first foray into using the lightweight fabric with the introduction of their now trademark backpack in the early 1980s, to their trusty fanny pack, and tons of small pouch...


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CVC Stones

Traditionally, when speaking of stones in the context of jewelry design, one would imagine shimmering diamonds or glimmering emeralds, that is, before CVC Stones launched in 2015. Since its inception, CVC has been mixing found stones gathered from exotic seaside locations with miniature inlayed diamonds and other colorful gems. In just three years, the brand’s unique necklaces, bracelets and rings...

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CVC-Stones


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Calvin Klein Nylon Pom-Pom

It is no secret that Calvin Klein is experiencing a major revival thanks to the creative mind of visionary designer Raf Simons. Leave it to the uber talented quasi-minimalist to offer a plethora of must have basics and equally covetable shoes and handbags. The Belgium designer has even introduced a new category of commerce to explore – accessories for your accessories! These yarn and nylon Pom-Pom...


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The Row Bourgeoise Leather Knee Boots

Ready for fall but still in search of the perfect pair of boots to take your feet into the chilly weeks ahead? The Row’s Bourgeoise leather knee boots set the tone for any polished, cold weather ensemble. Made in Italy from smooth black leather, this highly adaptable style can be worn knee-high or slouching towards the ankle. No matter what variation you’re in the mood for, the boots’ modest heel ...


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LEGO Architecture

The connections between LEGO bricks and the world of architecture are indisputable, which was confirmed in the 1960s when LEGO launched its “Scale Model” line. Decades later in 2008, ‘Architectural Artist’ Adam Reed Tucker partnered with LEGO Group to revive the idea and together they launched LEGO Architecture; micro-scale, buildable models of architecturally significant buildings from around the...


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Bienen-Davis Handbags

Founded in New York in 1931 by Herbert Bienen and Edwin Davis, Bienen-Davis handbags existed in an era when glamour and intricate attention to detail were elements of esteemed importance. Recently revived by Richard K Bienen, the fourth generation scion of the Bienen family, Bienen-Davis handbags merge classic American design with unparalleled Italian craftsmanship. Working closely within the bran...


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Tom Sachs's Pick

KRINK K-70

The Krink K-70 Permanent Ink Marker is a Sharpie for adults. Its Super Black alcohol-based ink is ultra permanent and designed to drip. Beware this baby is no joke. The marker’s high quality ink works well on almost every material, for use on paper, cardboard, wood, metal and painted surfaces. When you find a perm-spot, be sure to make it count – there is no going back!

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