Friday, December 21, 2007

TROLL



Congratulations to Tommy Loeland & Co for his brand new Norwegian magazine TROLL.

Photo: (c) 2007 TROLL (copy of the invitation for the official release party for the magazine)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

VEUVE CLICQUOT WINE CELLAR BY PORSCHE








For only 50.000 euros you can get this two meter tall wine cellar by Porsche design, specially constructed to hold 12 vintage magnums of Veuve Clicquot. I have read that there is only made 15 of them for the entire world so hurry up and get one.

Photos: (c) 2007 Veuve Clicquot

VICTOR & ROLF FOR PIPER HEIDSIECK







Take a close look at the product pictures. Notice that everything is upside down, just like Victor & Rolf´s boutique in Milan. Genious!!

Photos: (c) 2007 Piper Heidsieck

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

MURAKAMI AT MOCA


Welcome to © MURAKAMI. Featuring more than 90 works in various media spanning the early 1990s to the present, this international traveling retrospective is an unprecedented opportunity to survey the depth and breadth of Takashi Murakami's entire career.




Some of the most successful Louis Vuitton handbag lines have been the ones in which Takashi Murakami collaborated with Marc Jacobs. The Multicolore line, Cherry Blossom line, Panda, and Cerises were all the works of Japanese pop artist Murakami. Now Murakami and Louis Vuitton have joined forces again, this time selling limited edition (rumored to be only several hundred pieces available) Louis Vuitton accessories and bags at the Takashi Mutrakami exhibit at the Los Angeles MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

The newly released pieces include the re-introduction of the Louis Vuitton ‘Hands’ symbol shown on the front of the monogram canvas Neverfull bag (available in PM, MM, and GM sizes) and Porte Monnaie Ronde. In addition, Murakami has also introduced a new character called ‘Chibi Kinoko’ which means little mushroom. This little mushroom man has been placed on the front of an agenda, which is available in the traditional monogram canvas as well as the black and white Multicolore canvas.








Arguably the most internationally acclaimed artist to emerge from Asia in the postwar era, Murakami effortlessly navigates between the worlds of fine art and popular-culture. Featuring the artist best known for his cartoon-like, “superflat” style, this large-scale retrospective includes key selections that span the artist’s career from the early 1990s to the present. The exhibition will include early political works that critique Japan’s consumer culture and talent industries, the ongoing evolution of Murakami’s anime alter-ego, DOB, and an exploration of his large-scale otaku-inspired figure projects of the late 1990s. The artist will also premiere a new body of work that centers on a feature-length animated film. In addition, a fully functional Louis Vuitton boutique will be included as part of the exhibition, highlighting the artist’s continued collaboration with the company. The exhibition is curated by MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel with Research Assistant Mika Yoshitake and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

$1,715.50 Dom Perignon's Cookbook



Dom Perignon's latest cookbook is packed with recipes by the best chefs in the United Kingdom, but it isn't the sort of thing you'll prop next to the hob and leaf through with greasy fingers.

Bound in ultra-rare sharkskin and packed with recipes, reminiscences and portraits by the world's most bankable celebrities, Dom Perignon Vintage 1998 The Collection is a snip at $1715.50 a copy.

The company is billing it as the most expensive cookbook ever produced.

The limited edition – 30 copies – is covered in sea-green Galuchat leather, harvested from a rare Japanese ray, hand-polished and uniquely different on each of the books.

The recipes come from Britain's top chefs, including Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines, Tom Aikens, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Marco Pierre White. All are paired with the 1998 Dom Perignon.

The portraits were commissioned from three major artists: Sophie von Hellermann, 'collected by Charles Saatchi and portraitist of Mick Jagger,' a press release says, French illustrator Stephane Gamain, and Japanese photographer Yukata Yahamoto, who has produced 'exquisitely decorative yet minimalist still lives based on key ingredients from each of the recipes.'

And if that's not enough, journalist Lucia van der Post has interviewed Roger Moore ('his suave good looks have been indelibly connected with fine food'), Andrew Lloyd Webber ('a weaver of magical musicals'), Theo Fennell, Karl Lagerfeld and other celebrities who must be as diffcult to catch as the ray whose skin adorns the cover.

'Given its iconic status as a hallmark of glamour, it would be remiss of Dom Pérignon not also to pay homage to the worlds of fashion, music, business, literature and entertainment,' the company says.

Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols each have one copy of the Limited Edition. There are also 2000 copies at $68.62.

The Limited Edition, signed by Dom Perignon's chef de cave Richard Geoffroy, is also available from Decanter. Contact editor@decanter.com for details.
Source: decanter.com; “Dom Perignon's cookbook: only £1000 each,” Adam Lechmere, November 25, 2005

DOM PERIGNON BY KARL LAGERFELD




Carried only at Harrod's room of luxury, this case is covered in perch skin and lined with lambskin, and filled with some of the rarest Dom Pérignon Rosé vintages: one bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1966, two bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1986 and three bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1996. Price? 70,000 Euros.

YOU MUST BUY THIS FOR NEW YEARS!!

Photo: (c) Dom Perignon 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

HAUTE COUTURE

Haute couture (French for 'high sewing' or 'high dressmaking'; IPA: [ˌoːt kuˈtyʁ]) refers to the creation of exclusive fashions. It is a common term for custom-fitted clothing as produced primarily in Paris but also in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan. Haute couture is not only made-to-order for a specific customer, it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming hand-executed techniques. The term is sometimes used to refer exclusively to French fashion; more often, it refers to any unique stylish design made to order for wealthy and high-status clients.

The term can refer to:

* the fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions
* the fashions created

In France, the term haute couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris based in Paris, France. Their rules state that only "those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label haute couture. The criteria for haute couture were established in 1945 and updated in 1992.

To earn the right to call itself a couture house and to use the term haute couture in its advertising and any other way, members of the Chambre Syndicale must follow these rules:

* Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.
* Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.
* Each season, present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs with outfits for both daytime wear and evening wear.

However, the term haute couture has been misused by successive ready-to-wear brands and high street labels since the late 1980s so that its true meaning has become blurred with that of prêt-à-porter (the French term for ready-to-wear fashion) in the public perception. Every haute couture house also markets prêt-à-porter collections, which typically deliver a higher return on investment than their custom clothing. In fact, much of the haute couture displayed at fashion shows today is rarely sold; it is created to enhance the prestige of the house. Falling revenues have forced a few couture houses to abandon their less profitable couture division and concentrate solely on the less prestigious prêt-à-porter. These houses, such as Italian designer Antonio Capucci, all of whom have their workshops in Italy, are no longer considered haute couture.

Many top designer fashion houses also use the word for some of their collections.

Official haute couture houses

There are many fashion houses who were once official haute couture members:

1. Hanae Mori purveyors to the Japanese imperial Household Agency
2. Atelier Versace
3. Balenciaga
4. Elsa Schiaparelli
5. Guy Laroche
6. Jean Patou
7. Lanvin
8. Loris Azzaro
9. Marcel Rochas
10. Nina Ricci
11. Paco Rabanne
12. Pierre Cardin
13. Torrente Julien Fournie being the house's last couturier
14. Yves Saint Laurent
15. Erik Tenorio

As of early 2007, there are ten official haute couture member houses:

1. Adeline André
2. Chanel
3. Christian Dior
4. Christian Lacroix
5. Dominique Sirop
6. Emanuel Ungaro
7. Franck Sorbier
8. Givenchy
9. Jean Paul Gaultier
10. Jean-Louis Scherrer

As of early 2007, there are four correspondent (foreign) member houses:

1. Nocturnal Valentine
2. Elie Saab
3. Giorgio Armani
4. Valentino

Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, October 27, 2007

TORUNN MEYER

Don´t miss "Barnas Superjul" on NRK with Torunn Meyer. Here are some previous photos taken by me:










Photos: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

SVEIN MARIUS


All blogs should contain at least one picture of the best friend. So this is my contribution. This is a picture of Svein Marius shot at Nordnes in Bergen, Norway. And yes, he is a good friend, he was posing for free...

Photo: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

JULIAN



This picture is from a photo shoot of model Julian B. He was discovered as a model by myself (of course) and has done jobs for Shape Up Magazine, designer Baron von Bulldog, British Channel 4, BLIKK Magazine, Alf Børjasson to mention a few. I will publish more from this series later on, so consider this a teaser...



Photo: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

PAULINA FRANCIS



This is a portrait of one of my most inspiratonal friends, Paulina Francis. She passed away way too soon. She was noted for her abstract paintings, and she also had a great skill of customizing clothes. Paulina Francis had a sharing personality, and among others she introduced me to one of her best friends, Valerie Campbell, the mother of the famous top model Naomi Campbell.



Photo: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

ELISA


Portrait of fashion jounalist in WHERE 2 GO magazine by Roger Norheim Collections.

Photo: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

ROGER BY GIACHINO


I was going through my archives and found this portrait of myself. It was shot by the Italian photographer Mauro Giachino about 127 years ago, and I am posting it just to remind myself that a smile wouldn´t hurt... Anyway I figured that one out last year.

MISS PEDERSEN



A little tribute to the great artist Bøtta Pedersen.



Photos: (c) 2007 Roger Norheim Collections

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

VANESSA PARADIS



The web contains several sites on Vanessa Paradis, but this one kind of captures most of her accomplishments: CLICK

www.GOYARD.com




Goyard, Malletier is a French Malletier (trunkmaker) founded in 1853, now currently the oldest trunk maker in existence.


La Maison Goyard was founded in 1853 in Paris. Edmé Goyard worked as a malletier then known as Maison Morel (founded in 1792), which his son, François bought out in 1853. At that time, the company was renamed Goyard.
In the past, the Grand Duke of Russia, the Maharajah de Kapurthala, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor and many aristocratic families, all travelled with Goyard luggage. And their special orders have always been an important part of Goyard’s reputation.
Goyard is known for its hard-sided trunks, and small accessories. All pieces are covered in a signature hand-painted patented Chevron canvas made of cotton, linen, and hemp and displayed in various colors. The chevron canvas was created in 1892, traditionally produced in black and red.



In the late 1990s, Goyard was purchased by the Signoles family, and the company introduced several new colours at that time. Goyard is renowned for monogramming the durable, lightweight canvas with the initials of their customers upon request. To this day, Goyard produces special orders and bespoke pieces, made to order in Carcassonne, France. Goyard reached new heights of popularity and recognition when Barneys New York began carrying the line in the early 2000s.
Other famous clients have included Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Gregory Peck, Pablo Picasso, Gary Cooper, Debra Messing, Kanye West, and John D. Rockefeller.



Currently, Goyard is sold in fewer than fifteen locations worldwide, including two freestanding boutiques in Paris and San Francisco's Union Square, Bergdorf Goodman, select Barneys New York locations and after its current expansion, the Toronto Bloor Holt Renfrew.