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April 2015

Celebrating the life of STYLE ICON & Yves St Laurent muse, Loulou de la Falaise at Istanbul 74

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Celebrating the life of STYLE ICON & Yves St Laurent muse, Loulou de la Falaise.
ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray, Loulou de la Falaise Jewellery Exhibition Opening and the Book Signing of “LOULOU DE LA FALAISE” by Ariel de Ravenel & Natasha Fraser Cavassoni, published by Rizzoli New York

Loulou de la Falaise Istanbul 74
Loulou de la Falaise Istanbul 74

“ISTANBUL’74 is pleased to present the ‘Loulou de la Falaise’ Jewellery Exhibition and the Book Signing with the attendance of Ariel de Ravenel, editor of the book and the executive of ‘Loulou de la Falaise’s jewellery collection. The jewellery exhibition and a selection of photographs from the book ‘Loulou de la Falasie’ will be on display between April 30th – May 16th at ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray.
Renowned for her effortless bohemian chic, as well as for her wit, Loulou de la Falaise was not only an influential fashion muse, but also an elegant pixie in the serious world of Parisian haute couture. The Anglo-French beauty assisted the designer Halston and modeled briefly for Vogue before moving to Paris in 1972 to work alongside Yves Saint Laurent. A true original, Loulou’s sense of color and fantasy, and her soigné attitude would energize the mythic designer for over thirty years.

With a foreword by Pierre Bergé, Saint Laurent’s long-time partner, and interviews with Loulou’s intimates including Betty Catroux, Inès de la Fressange, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, André Leon Talley, and Oscar de la Renta, this elegant volume is a life in pictures, with over 400 images by legendary contemporary photographers, from Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel,
Michael Roberts, and Bettina Rheims.
The photographs featured at the book ‘Loulou de la Falaise’ and the Loulou’s own jewellery desings will be exhibited at ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray between April 30th-May 16th. Loulou’s incredible personal style, celebrated from the ’60s until her untimely death in November 2011, provides her with a permanent spot in the pantheon of strong, inspirational women whose influence is timeless.

About LOULOU de la FALAISE

Renowned for her effortless bohemian chic, as well as for her wit, Loulou de la Falaise was not only an influential fashion muse, but also an elegant pixie in the serious world of Parisian haute couture. The Anglo-French beauty assisted the designer Halston and modeled briefly for Vogue before moving to Paris in 1972 to work alongside Yves Saint Laurent. A true original, Loulou’s sense of color and fantasy, and her soigné attitude would energize the mythic designer for over thirty years.

About ARIEL de RAVENEL

Ariel de Ravenel started working as fashion editor and free-lance stylist for many publications among which Vogue Paris, Vogue US, UK and Germany as well as Harper’s Bazaar. She has continued her fashion career by working beside some the most renowned fashion designers including Kenzo and Yves Saint Laurent. Finally she started consulting, helped Loulou de la Falaise by the creation and launch of her own brand and worked together until she passed away in 2011.
Currently she is managing Loulou de la Falaise jewelry brand and working with designer Olivier Theyskens.

About ISTANBUL’74

Founded by Demet Muftuoglu Eseli and Alphan Eseli in late 2009, ISTANBUL’74 cultivates platforms that connect Istanbul to the international cultural scene by turning the city into a hub for global events and acting as the principal international arts and cultural provider of Turkey. Thriving on creative exchange and operating in non-­‐ traditional ways, ISTANBUL’74 is engaged in a range of activities that include cultural events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions, and artistic collaborations, which involve the leading minds of their respective fields from all over the world. ISTANBUL’74‘s diverse programs combine various creative disciplines, including fashion, film, music, design, architecture and performing arts.
Located in Galatasaray and Karaköy, Istanbul, ISTANBUL’74‘s gallery spaces act as the headquarters of ISTANBUL’74 for Art, Fashion and Design, exhibiting the contemporary works of both local as well as international artists. and has organized and curated exhibitions for a variety of established and international contemporary artists with different artistic backgrounds: Tracey Emin, Sandro Kopp, Angel Otero, Nicolas Pol, Robin Rhode and many more.
ISTANBUL’74 is a multi-disciplinary enterprise comprising of 74STUDIO, a creative lab, agency and a platform for artistic representation, 74MOTION, a digital lab focusing on video making, conceptualization, development and production and 74VISITS, a collection of photographs and short films of inspirational personal spaces of creative individuals.”

Address:

Beyoğlu / Galatasaray

Kuloğlu Mahallesi Turnacıbaşı Caddesi

No:9 Kat:2 Neşe Apt

Beyoğlu – Istanbul

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Sketch of the day no 590 in my moleskine art journal: Turkish antique ceramic heater. ‘Travel is the only thing you buy to make you richer’ Love from Istanbul xoxo

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Turkish antique ceramic heater

Sketch of the day in my moleskine artjournal is Turkish antique ceramic heater I saw in a home in Istanbul.  It’s so unique I have never seen anything quite like it. It’s quite small and has pretty decorative floral patterns.

‘Travel is the only thing you buy to make you richer’

Love from #Istanbul xoxo

Sketch of the day no 589 in my moleskine art journal: Straropolska polish vodka. Happy hour series.

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Staropolska polish vodka

Happy hour series sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a bottle of Straropolska polish vodka that a friend brought from Poland when he came to visit Istanbul.  It’s not a traditional clear colour but more like the colour of Whiskey but it is really smooth to drink.

Sketch of the day no 588 in my moleskine art journal: woven wooden stool in Istanbul

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Woven wooden stool Istanbul

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a woven wooden stool. They are typically found in traditional coffee houses across Istanbul, Turkey. People sit around these small stools drinking tea, smoking Nargile and playing backgammon.

Sketch of the day no 587 in my moleskine art journal: Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul Turkey.

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Sketch of Suleymaniye Mosque istanbul

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul,  Turkey from from Galata bridge. It is an Ottoman imperial mosque designed by Mimarsinan in the Islamic and Byzantine style. It is the largest mosque in Istanbul.  Built in 1558.

Sketch of the day no 586 in my moleskine art journal: Istanbul doors

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Istanbul door. Cihangir.

Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal are istanbul doors from my walk around Cihangir area. It is an art deco door with a nautical design.
“Today I close the door to my past, open the door to my future, take a deep breath and step through to a new life”

sketch of the day no 585 in my moleskine art journal: Figaro the istambul cat. Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep and company only when they want it ~ Rod Mckuen

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Cat drawing

Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Figaro the cat. Cat’s have it all – admiration, an endless sleep and company only when they want it ~ Rod Mckuen

Sketch of the day no 584 in my moleskine art journal: Istanbul street cat.

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Istanbul street cat

Sketch of the day in my moleskine artjournal: Istanbul street cat.
The city where there is a cat beneath every chair.  Istanbul looks after the street cats and dogs. They r tagged, vaccinated and neutered. The people feed them and sometimes they have make shift homes. This is the most animal loving place I’ve ever been to.

Sketch of the day no 583 in my moleskine art journal: Shisha or Nargile. A Turkish past time.

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Turksih Shisha/Nargile drawing

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a water pipe called Shisha or Nargile in Turkey. Smoking Nargile is Turkish past time.
Flavoured tobacco, for example apple which is a classic flavour, is wrapped in a foil and placed at the top bowl on top of hot coal. The smoke is drawn down to the base where cold water cools and filters it before it is inhaled.
Smoking Nargile is a social past time where friends get together in a cafe to relax. Each person is given their own plastic mouthpiece for hygiene purposes. When one person is done with smoking the Nargile, the hosepipe is placed on the table and the next person will pick it up.

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