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Marion Cotillard: Snapshot in LA

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The longtime face of Lady Dior, Marion Cotillard, surprised many fans recently with a new musical number, which she collaborated on with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount, creating a hypnotic pop sound with Marion’s inviting French accent.

Have a listen!

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela

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Hot off the press!

The brand new Converse x Maison Martin Margiela Chuck Taylor All Star & Jack Purcell limited edition shoes has arrived and they’ll be hitting stores later this month!

“The collection perfectly embodies each brand’s spirit of individuality and self-expression unifying Converse and Margiela’s conviction of unleashing creativity,” says Senior Converse Designer Matt Sleep.

Further to that, the MMM commented: “The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself.”

Enough said!

André Saraiva: Dream Concerts

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French graffiti artist André Saraiva takes MOCAtv to his studio at the Chateau Marmont, where he screenprints the playbills of his concept of ‘Dream Concerts’ before pasting them on city streets.

Based on his own musical tastes, Saraiva’s favourite artists/bands caters to everyone. From mainstream to hipsters to the classics, you have to admit that these are some pretty good line-ups and if it were real, I would happily fork out the cash to see any of these ‘concerts’.

André Saraiva’s next exhibition of ‘Dream Concerts’ will be held at Maison Kitsuné Tokyo from September 4th.

2Factory: Are You In or Out?

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French design studio 2FACTORY has produced a fun little video, comparing with humor the things that are ‘in’ or ‘out’.

The animated short compares products, lifestyles and more, with the outcome being a beautifully curated and well-designed look at today’s society.

Do you agree?

Yelle: L’Amour Parfait

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She’s funky, she’s quirky, she’s French and she sings catchy pop songs.

Her name is Yelle and she’s just released a new single – due to come off of an upcoming album – that translates to the phrase ‘Perfect Love’.

JR: Blow Up

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Renegade artist JR spreads his work around the globe in filmmaker Matt Black’s latest short film.

Now a TED Prize-winner, semi-anonymous JR is shaking things up at the moment with a new project whereby he allows everyone to print and post works in their own neighborhoods, all for free.

Concert Review: Housse De Racket at City Beach Hotel

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Housse De Racket were recently in Australia playing shows in Melbourne and Sydney. My brother and I managed to catch their performance in Sydney, which was also their last show of the year.

Singing tunes in both French and English, Housse De Racket is a band you should keep on your radar in the future.

Check out my review of their live show.