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TOTEM welcomes Charlie Le Mindu

TOTEM has the pleasure to announce that it will represent Charlie Le Mindu for French and International press. A pioneer of the pop-up hair salon, he began to creating signature hairstyles ranging from trashy to chic, classic to unique. In 2008 Charlie moved his pop-up hair salon to London, and as his creative editorial work flourished, he soon gained his reputation as one of the city's most exclusive and innovative new hair stylists. After featuring in Vogue Russia, Elle, French Vogue and being selected as the Observer’s 22nd coolest person, Charlie decided to take hairstyling to the next level, and launched his first wig collection at London Fashion Week, surprising London’s fashion scene with his dramatic sculptural wigs. Charlie now spends his time working between fashion editorials, commercial projects, and his haute-coiffure catwalk shows of wigs at London and Paris fashion weeks.
Furthermore, his work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italy, Vogue Hommes Japan, i-D and The Guardian, has been exhibited at the V&A, Fondation Cartier and Boghossian Foundation, as well as special projects including Showstudio, Colette, Disneyland Paris and Nokia. Charlie Le Mindu will also soon be opening his flagship location at London's super salon, Urban Retreat at Harrods.

TOTEM welcomes Ambre & Louise

TOTEM has the pleasure to announce that it will represent Ambre & Louise for French and International press. The Fashion House Ambre & Louise designs pieces of fine jewelry for modern and elegant women. The creations, full of fineness and grace, embody a delicate and timeless beauty, symbol of the French style. Ambre & Louise is already available in 15 stockists in the USA, Japan and worldwide.

ASVOFF Winner: HOLI HOLY - A Manish Arora Film by Bharat Sikka

Purple TV exclusively presents winners of the ASVOFF 2013 competition. Our first film is winner of the ASVOFF 6 Gran Prix, Best Sound, and Best Emerging Talent awards, the stunning Holi Holy - A Manish Arora Film by Bharat Sikka starring musician and contemporary artist Bishi. The film celebrates widows from Varanasi, the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, who broke centuries of tradition and played Holi Holy for the first time in 2013, all captured on film, covered in Holi color and Manish Arora's vivid clothes.
Bharat Sikka grew up in India and worked there as a photographer before studying at the Parsons School of Design, NYC, where he earned a BFA in Photography. Establishing a fine art approach to the field of photography, Bharat documents contemporary visions of India.
Director: Bharat Sikka
Concept: Manish Arora
Country of Origin: India
Duration: 5'00"
Designer: Manish Arora
Music: Vinayak Manohar
Cast: Bishi Bhattacharya
Director of Photography: Tassaduq Hussain
Artistic Director: Manish Arora and Bharat Sikka
Stylist: Manish Arora
(via purple tv)