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Antwerp, Belgium: My Shopping Selection @ Ra and Nadine Wijnants

I haven’t shopped for ages in Antwerp. What a shock! Many “new” top fashion designers during my first visit to the famous concept store Ra. Months ago, I met Romain Brau the owner of Ra at the Customisez Moi party in Brussels. In Kloosterstraat, while I admired these two great silver rings (pictures 3 & 4) in the window of the  jewelry designer Nadine Wijnants, I see by chance the concept store Ra! Where I discovered the “multidimensional” shoes of the talented Yuima Nakazato (pictures 1 & 2), graduated from the Antwerp Academy and the shoes designer of Lady Gaga. I recommend you this Dazed Digital interview of the Tokyo young designer. I also loved the fringed biker in pastel colors, Farfetch (last picture). Well Antwerp remains an exciting laboratory for fashion.

www.ra13.be & www.nadinewijnants.be  

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Biarritz, France: The beginning of the Roxy Pro 2012 competition

MlleLeK Surfer 1

After few “lay days”,

days without waves: waves are back @ the côte des Basques for the seventh edition of the Roxy Pro. Under a blazing sun and with Justice’s music in the background, finally I can watch and enjoy the world’s best surfers at work (last photo)!

MlleLeK Biarritz Roxy Pro HandMlleLeK Boardriders Campus 162

Short break for a quick shopping tour @ the Boardriders Campus 162,

the new flagship of Roxy, Quiksilver and DC in Saint Jean de Luz (picture 3). Really nice cafe with huge photos and  the ecofriendly offices of the company on stilts scattered in the greenery! Back to the Côte des Basques, the trials continue, while in late afternoon the sky became more and more threatening. Too bad for the outdoors concerts @ the Plage du Vieux Port tonight. We’ll see…

MlleLeK Biarritz Roxy Pro Camp 1Biarritz Roxy Pro Contest 1

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“Women Changing India”, The Exhibition in Petit Palais, Paris

A must see : “Women Changing India“. It’s a very moving exhibition full of promise about the status of women in India. 108 pictures shot by Magnum Photos‘s photographers : Olivia Arthur, Martine Franck, Raghu Raï, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alex Webb and Patrick Zachmann. They have each chosen and shown a different topic, to discover how women contribute to “change the world”. And we discover stonished portraits of  active women and/or activists women. But all they have established themselves in Indian society, by their talent, determination and/or professional success, regardless of caste, age and difficulties. Some pictures are amazingly beautiful (like the Raghu Raï’s portraits) and the captions sometimes describe destinies that command respect. The short films are also very interesting. And we come out of this exhibition naively hopeful. Congrats! 

Till January 8 @ Petit Palais, Paris. womenchangingindia.pourunmondequichange.com  

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