Tuesday, February 23, 2010

själ kashmir perfection facial

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själ backstage with Gucci Westman at Rag and Bone

Gucci applies själ’s cela moisturizer and mineral källa tonic to models for perfectly hydrated skin.


själ is proud to be participating in…

Tibet House US XX Annual Benefit at Carnegie Hall on February 26th

Philip Glass, the concert's Artistic Director and Vice President of Tibet House US, has once again created an incredible 2010 show Concert Line-up with the following artists:
Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Regina Spektor, Philip Glass, Tenzin Kunsel, Pierce Turner,
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Gogol Bordello.

A fundraising reception will be held directly following the performance. Benefit tickets include entrance to the reception as well as prime seats at the concert.

For more information or to purchase benefit tickets call Tibet House M- F, 10 AM - 5 PM at 212.807.0563.
Please note: concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House US. Concert only tickets are $35 to $85 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800.

About Tibet House:
Tibet House US is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, the Tibet house hopes to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save Tibet.

Tibet House US is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of this earth.



We are pleased to announce the nomination of the själ Kashmir perfecting mask.

Costume editor Rikke Agnete Dam gives själ’s kashmir saphir mask a thumbs up!

själ IN ASIA


International jet-setters may come to Denmark in search of modernist furniture. But the Nimb, is anything but a design hotel — the quiet confidence of this 13-room lodging leaves the hard-striving hipster boutiques in the dust.

This building, bordering on the famed Tivoli Gardens, has been in the family for generations. While its present incarnation as a hotel is brand-new, the look is timeless, classic furnishings and top-quality materials arranged with a keen modern eye, familiar and at the same time totally unique. It’s the oldest cliché in the book to say that a hotel feels like a private home but every now and then it’s true.

Then again very few private homes come with a food market, a wine shop, a chocolatier and even a dairy — Løgismose handles its organic single-origin milk with a reverence more typically applied to single-malt whiskies or reserve wines. Not to mention the restaurants: Thomas Herman is one of the leaders of Copenhagen’s ongoing culinary revolution, and his eponymous dining room (along with Nimb’s more casual open-kitchen eatery) is among the hottest tickets in Northern Europe.

Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen V
Copenhagen, Denmark
Style: Contemporary Classic



Henry Moore

Tate Britain Linbury Galleries
Wednesday 24 February – Sunday 8 August 2010

Radical, experimental and avant garde, Henry Moore (1898-1986) was one of Britain’s greatest artists. This major exhibition will re-assert his position at the forefront of progressive twentieth-century sculpture, bringing together the most comprehensive selection of his works for a generation. Henry Moore will present over 150 significant works including stone sculptures, wood carvings, bronzes and drawings.
Henry Moore first emerged as an artist in the wake of the First World War, in which he served on the Western Front. This exhibition will emphasise the impact on Moore’s work of its historical and intellectual contexts: the trauma of war, the advent of psychoanalysis and new ideas of sexuality, and the influence of primitive art and surrealism.

The exhibition will explore the defining subjects of Moore’s work, including the reclining figure, the iconic mother and child, abstract compositions and seminal drawings of London during the Blitz. The exhibition will assemble a group of Moore’s great reclining figures carved in Elm wood, the largest number ever to be brought together. These beautiful, heavily grained works show the development of the reclining figure over the course of Moore’s career. The recurring motif of the mother and child will be explored throughout the exhibition. Moore called it his ‘fundamental obsession’, and presented a complex vision of the maternal relationship, ranging from the nurturing bond of Mother and Child 1930-31 (Private Collection), to Suckling Child 1930 (Pallant House).

As Official War Artist, Moore made a series of drawings of Londoners sheltering in the London Underground from the Blitz. Henry Moore will include a selection of the most important of these, made between the autumn of 1940 and the summer of 1941. The drawings transformed Moore’s reputation, not only documenting, but helping to build, the popular perception of the Blitz. His depictions of rows of sleeping figures lying huddled in claustrophobic tunnels captured a sense of profound humanitarian anguish and the fragility of the human body. This continues in his work of the 1950s, reflecting the aftermath of war and the prospect of further conflict.

Visit www.tate.org.uk


Touring this resort was like stepping back in time. Every inch of the resort was like that of a temple. The spa was no exception with treatments like Himalayan Gem therapy the the Qi balancing massage combining Shiatsu, Reiki, Thai Yoga work to balance the Qi in the body.

Total relaxation and revitalisation is the philosophy at Fuchun Resort where peace and serenity reign supreme. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and a working tea plantation, the resort’s path to rejuvenation includes Asian-inspired spa treatments, 18-hole golf and calming Eastern exercise.
Inspired by a 700-year-old painting, Fuchun Resort has captured its dream-like spirit completely. This resort has it all, from deluxe rooms and suites to superlative villas with views of the mountains beyond. The lakeside lounge and restaurants serve exquisite Asian cuisine.



The good, bad and the ugly

During my recent trip to Asia. I decided to indulge in one of my favorite past times, Chinese medical treatments- This time was no exception. After a long flight and an intense Hong Kong schedule. I was looking forward to my next destination, Shanghai, where I would make certain to experience the local clinic “scene.” After touring some serious luxury 5 star spas, I was more ready for a no nonsense approach to combat my inherit ant ‘low chi’. My concierge sent me to his clinic where hopped into a cab in search of the holy grail of Chinese treatments. Initially, I went in for acupuncture written in Chinese by the concierge only to receive an intense a cupping sessions that left me black and blue up for days (see image). The next day I went back for my acupuncture session with a Chinese Doctor in his 70’s with a hearing aid. As I explained to his assistant everything I was experiencing he seemed to know where the source of my issues stemmed from. And, rather and doing the usual song and dance he went in for the kill---- right to my lower back only hitting on these nerves but digging into with all his might- I have never screamed during an acupuncture session, but I guess there is a first time for everything. All the while the Doctor was speaking rapidly to his assistant who exaggerated movements and gestures about my condition while laughing. At this point he applied an electronic frequency or and told me to let him know when I was numb….I thought to myself make certain feelings in my limbs. I could just image the stupid tourist leaving paralyzed? After a few of hours of leaving mentally and emotionally traumatized, I slowly began to feel my back completely opened up and FREE….woweee…If only we could find this ruthless genius doctor in all ports of call…. He wasn’t scared to go to the root of the problem- which between said it was caused from being tired…almost too much to comprehend!