ARTIFICE began as an accidental blog in Paris and has grown into a point of view that is decidedly ...(expand)
ARTIFICE began as an accidental blog in Paris and has grown into a point of view that is decidedly irreverent about the world of art, culture and luxury. ARTIFICE 'at its best' happens when the world of luxury meets boho sensibilities.
Pikke Allen is a Writer, Brand Curator and Principal Consultant of her own luxury brand atelier. Her passion for all things French is a tribute to her dad, French teacher and a devoted Francophile. Growing up on the left bank in Paris was a great education and she later studied formally at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon in Fine Arts.
Ms. Allen has been published in VINGT PARIS magazine, a top Paris blog as well as GIRLS GUIDE TO PARIS and her own self-published blogs that bring together the changing world of creativity and digital media.
Creative Director/Editor in Chief | ARTIFICE ATELIER
I can hardly wait for the AMERICAN AIRLINES fleet to be complete! I have been traveling via SWISSAIR to Europe for the past 3 years now as I was totally fed up with the American Airlines experience. Perhaps things are looking up for US air travel!
Thank you for mentioning that a woman of 48 is not only sexy, but worldly and talented. Sandra shows us all that getting older is not only sexy, but elegant as well. Bravo! There is nothing wrong with being young, its just not the only way to be!
I am so glad that this was inspiring for you! This event showcases truly the most beautiful work by the local florists who have a backdrop to work with, and, the retailers also pull out all the stops. Head over to the website at the gardens for more details!
This is such a wonderful idea for a hotel, to combine art, luxury and business, into something that benefits all. I would like to see more hotels envision the cross pollination between artists, and, the residents of a hotel, especially in cities like Paris, where the artist still remains, a poor cousin to this industry.
A great summary of wooden hangers, and, as as former wardrobe mistress, I can tell you that the best ones have little notches at the top arms, so that they are useful for women's clothes, which have "hanger loops" all sewn into them. Otherwise, they simply drop off to the floor, and the entire purpose of hanging them is, well, all for nought!
You couldn't have picked the more perfect case! Thank you for providing this luxury option as its difficult to navigate among the huge number of cases that are more for show, then protection. This one does both and with great style!
There were many fashion citations that should have been given out for interpretation of the Laws of Punk, which were generally unsuccessful. I await the return of this Gala event to its luxury and artistic roots.
What an interesting concept, to make a Media Pack a more engaging and visual experience to share with an audience of advertisers what their target is like. "Lifestyle" is the 'new black' in the world of luxury marketing so to show how the audience is experiencing products or services in this category, is helpful for brands. I believe in the power of video as the new platform, so this indeed should be a powerful tool for your publication.
Krystal, this is one of the many age old questions about romance that a woman has asked herself since time began. It falls into the same category as "why is the sky blue"? Ask for a set of qualities that are different, such as "intelligence" or "leadership" or "integrity" or "kindness to others" and that elusive "chemistry" instead. You'll be surprised how the field will open up, and you'll find more than you had ever hoped in your love life. Good Luck!
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