FASHION

The brilliance of Christian Dior

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer ( 1905–c. 1957), a name which is one of the most revered in the fashion industry. His designs are luxurious, crafted in soft beautiful fine cloths and designed with clever techniques. The name, Christian Dior continues to amaze people with its line of accessories Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
ART & DESIGN

Some glimpses of Origami workshop

So Cultures was elated when Santhrupthy Das, the Origami artist, was excited and happy and wrote on her facebook wall….     “Teacher says, and I quote, “Allow yourself to engage in an artistic frivolous endeavour. Appreciate the subtleties of the beautiful things in life.” Maybe I don’t understand all of it today, Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FILMS & THEATER

It is Flamenco!!!

Flamboyant, flirty, flashy and glamorous!  Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”), dance (“baile”). There’s a saying, “When you learn to dance, you must also learn how to forget it.”  The artist at times must ignore whatever he has learned, in fact, he should seek Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FASHION

Those surreal designs by Schiaparelli

The Italian-born French couturier Elsa Schiaparelli is best known for the iconoclastic bravado and unrestrained, at times brazen, originality of her work. While her contemporaries Gabrielle Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet set the period’s standards of taste and beauty in fashion design, Schiaparelli flouted convention in the pursuit of a more idiosyncratic Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FOOD & DRINK

A pretty restaurant in Portugal

  Food has to be awesome but if its served in the beautiful surroundings, it becomes a complete experience. It’s an art! Lisbon in Portugal offers a splendid combination of good old days and cultural heritage as well as free-spirited character. Take a stroll into Pensão Amor…a restaurant in Lisbon… or Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago