Custom Features

Expresses the styling concepts of shear and layers with rammed earth

Multi-colour lifts specified by the architect

Rammed earth infill for the display counters

Technical Details

Rammed earth entrance wall was constructed on an angle

Beautiful hanging stairway

Location: Shanghai, China

Architect / Designer: A00



The Sassoon brand has long been at the forefront of design, starting with their roots in the Bauhaus and continuing today with their unique teaching methods and styles. The challenge of setting the Shanghai school as the new standard for China and the world was one that Sassoon took very seriously, extending it all the way into green initiatives.
True to its philosophy, A00 Architecture required that the design be able to tell its own story. Both inside and out, the project needed to express cutting edge hairstyling, innovation and ecological responsibility. In order to achieve this the Architects centred their design around the concepts of Shear and Layers; working principles that are fundamental to both Architecture and Hairstyling.
This story is most well expressed by the sheared and highly layered rammed-earth wall marking the entrance of the Academy. Projecting from the building, it serves to engage the public in Sassoon’s culture, a priority that was carried through the design of the entire facade. Next to the rammed-earth is a pixel wall that flows with the wind, mimicking the subtle shifting of hair and inviting the public to take a closer look. Finally, the remainder of the facade is a massive sliding wall which reveals an auditorium, claiming the plaza in front of the Academy as its own public stage.
Designed to accommodate 60 students and staff, the Academy is located in a refurbished steel factory and uses a simple palette of materials: earth, bamboo ply, stainless steel, and aluminium panels. Openings carved out between the spaces are used to emphasise the concept of layering, both inside and out. Similarly, compound angles reflected by dozens of mirrors reinforce the concept of shear.
Now becoming ubiquitous, low to no VOC paints and finishes were used throughout the Academy, as well as LED and CFL lighting. Additionally, the Academy pioneered the use of a grey water system to pre-treat their discharge water.

Medieval Village of Mougins 
The hilltop of Mougins had been occupied since the pre-Roman period. 

In the 11th century the Count of Antibes gave the Mougins hillside to the Monks of Saint Honorat (from the nearby Îles de Lerins just off the coast of Cannes) who continued to administer the village until the French Revolution.
Mougins Des Arts 

The Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM) was opened in June 2011. It displays a private collection of around seven hundred two-thousand-year-old Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities which are shown alongside a collection of modern and contemporary art with a classical subject matter. Artists with classical works in the museum include Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Degas, Dalí, Dufy, Chagall, Derain, Lautrec, Yves Klein, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley, Arman. 

Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MACM).  


 In modern times, Mougins has been frequented and inhabited by many artists and celebrities, including Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Arman, Yves Klein, César Baldaccini, Paul Éluard, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Winston Churchill, Catherine Deneuve, Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to name but a few. Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life living in Mougins (1961–1973), where he died. 

Mougins has a strong culinary history with such great chefs as Roger Vergé and Alain Ducasse having managed restaurants in the village. 

Given its close proximity to Cannes, Mougins is also often the tourist destination for Hollywood stars during the Cannes Film Festival.   
Hôtel Le Mas Candille

Boulevard Clément REBUFFEL 

06250 Mougins


La Lune De Mougins 

Laid-back lodging with a spa, plus free WiFi, a quaint lounge bar & a Mediterranean restaurant.

1082 Avenue Général de Gaulle, 06250 Mougins




Natalia Vasilyeva she is a portraitist and artist from Moscow (Russia).

Her services include:

Portrait order based on a photograph (I draw woman and children).
Fashion illustrations.
I make phone cases with my drawings and exclusive cases with the portraits I draw.
Also I sell original and prints of the ready works.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
Joseph Campbell

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
Joseph Campbell







SeaFair is the world’s first mobile megayacht venue and one of the ten largest privately owned yacht in the United States. Groundbreaking in scale, ingenuity and style, the yacht – which remains dockside during each event – pairs international fine art, jewelry and collectables with harbor view dining and special events in cities along the eastern seaboard.

The $40M purpose built yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz De Basto. At 228 feet and 2800 international tons, it is the largest ship built for commercial operation in the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet allowing it to dock at small yacht facilities in central city locations rather than use commercial ports.

Deck One features a formal entry, ten individual exhibit spaces and a coffee bar.
Deck Two features twelve exhibit spaces and the Luxe Lounge, an open-air champagne and caviar lounge on the aft deck.
Deck Three features six exhibit spaces and Sapore’, our formal glass-walled restaurant.
The Sky Deck (Deck Four) contains Bistro360, an informal open-air restaurant and Bar360, a cocktail reception area.










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Adriana Sassoon Design 360 From Salon & Beyond!

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“I love Art, I love Design, I live in a world full of Beauty.Life is one of God’s greatest Gifts.”Adriana Sassoon

“Culture is something that you take with you, wherever you may go.It doesn’t  get out of Style neither grows old”Adriana Sassoon

As magazines loose ad pages and newspapers go bankrupt,TV Shows get poor content.The Internet is leading the way as the most powerful vehicle for news and information delivery of the future. The internet is already a powerful tool for writers, photographers,designers,etc .You can watch television shows for free, get up to celebrity gossip,what to wear or not to wear, get breaking News on your mobile phone from CNN.Designers are inspired by blogs, bloggers and street style.Some people even wonder if Blogs will replace websites or take jobs away from graphic and web designers.The self published blog, which is typically updated more often than websites, is clearly the New Darling of the this internet decade.

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” ~Albert Einstein~



Definition: A personal Web site that provides updated headlines and news articles of other sites that are of interest to the user, also may include journal entries, commentaries and recommendations compiled by the user; also written web log, Weblog; also called blog.

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Copyright © 2010  ADRIANA SASSOON. All Rights Reserved.

 My Blog as you all know is catered to a “Multicultural Global Community”. My variety session has all the  topics that I love and cherish.

“Life is like a laboratory, we have to experiment new things every day”. Adriana Sassoon


Discovering one’s passion can be as easy as awaking one morning to a divine epiphany of direction for your talent, energy, and love, or it can be a long and exacting process of trial and error.  arturo’s journey to his passion for photography has been a mix of both extremes, leading him on a fascinating and fulfilling adventure towards self-knowledge and satisfaction. Studying, practicing, and teaching in the areas of science, business administration, literature, fine arts, and the martial arts, arturo achieved multiple degrees in these themes before finally arriving at his current point of absolute allegiance to and enthrallment with the art of photography.

Forever fascinated with Beauty, arturo has found a way through photography to create images of magnificence that reflect and affirm his personal vision and perception of the aesthetics. When he is not shooting, arturo practices vinyasa yoga, he is also a self-proclaimed, devoted student of the “Science of Personal Achievement.” Constantly seeking knowledge and enrichment, arturo has traveled within and experienced the cultures of thirty different countries and has studied in France, the United States, and Mexico, but he now spends the majority of his time between Florida and Massachusetts in the pursuit of his passion .



  • Born: Paris, 13 November 1913.
  • Education: Studied sculpture at l’École des Beaux Arts, Paris.
  • Family: Adopted son, Gérard Benoit-Vivier.
  • Military Service: Performed military service, 1938-39.
  • Career: Designed shoe collection for friend’s shoe factory; opened own , 1937, designing for Pinet and  in France, Miller and Delman in U.S., Rayne and Turner in UK; designed exclusively for Delman, New York, 1940-41 and 1945-47; studied millinery, 1942; opened New York store, Suzanne & Roger, with milliner Suzanne Remy, 1945; returned to Paris, 1947, designing freelance; designed for Dior’s new shoe department, 1953-63; showed signature collections, from 1963; reopened own business in Paris, 1963; designs collections for houses, including Grés, St. Laurent, Ungaro, and Balmain; resigned with Delman, 1992-94; new licensing  with Rautureau, 1994; opened new Paris boutique, 1995.
  • Exhibitions: Musée des Arts de la Mode, Paris, 1987 [retrospective]; Nina Footwear Showroom, New York, [retrospective], 1998; Folies de dentelles, Musée des Beaux-arts et de la dentelle, Alençon, France, 2000.
  • Awards: Neiman Marcus award, 1961; Daniel & Fischer award; Riberio d’; honored by Nina Footwear, 1998.
  • Died: 2 October 1998, in Toulouse, France.
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Roger Vivier was perhaps the most innovative shoe designer of the 20th century and beyond. Vivier’s shoes have had the remarkable ability to seem avant-garde yet destined at the same time to become classics. He maintained an eye for the cutting edge of fashion for six decades. Vivier looked back into the history of fashion and forward to the disciplines of engineering and science for inspiration. The shoes may seem shocking at first; however, it is the way they complete the  that has made Vivier so coveted by top fashion designers for decades. With a sophisticated eye for line, form, and the use of innovative materials, Vivier created  worn by some of the most and prestigious people of both the 20th and 21st centuries, among them Diana Vreeland, the Queen of England, and Marlene Dietrich.

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Vivier worked with some of the most innovative fashion designers, such as , Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, at the height of their careers. Schiaparelli was the first designer to include Vivier’s shoes in her collections. Vivier was working for the American firm Delman at the time; Delman rejected Vivier’s sketch of the shocking platform shoe which Schiaparelli included in her 1938 collection. In 1947 Vivier began to work for  and the New Look brought new emphasis to the  and foot. Vivier created a number of new  shapes for Dior, including the  and the  heel. During their ten-year association, Dior and Vivier created a golden era of design. In the 1960s Vivier created the low heeled “pilgrim pump” with a square silver , and this shoe is often cited as fashion’s most copied footwear.

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Vivier was one of the first designers to use clear plastic in the design of shoes. His first plastic designs were created in the late 1940s after World War II; however, in the early 1960s he created entire collections in plastic. Vivier popularized the acceptance of the thigh-high boot in the mid-1960s, a fashion considered  for women. Vivier teamed with Delman again in 1992, and the mood his later collections continued to be imaginative and forward thinking. Drawing his inspiration from nature, contemporary fashion, the history of fashion, painting, and literature, Vivier updated some of his earlier designs and was constantly creating new ones to challenge the ideas of footwear design.

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Vivier studied sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later apprenticed at a shoe factory. It was this solid base of training in both aesthetics and technical skills that led him to become known for precision fit as well as innovative design. A Vogue ad for his shoes in 1953 educates the viewer to look beyond the design. Showing the shoes embraced in callipers and other precision tools the ad read, “Now study the heel. It announces an entirely new principle—the heel moved forward, where it carries the body’s weight better.” In another ad from Vogue (1954) the experience of owning a pair of Vivier shoes was likened to owning a  suit or dress, “a perfection of fit and .”

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Vivier’s shoes not only had the ability to complete a silhouette with an  that made a whole, but the beauty of their line, form, and  made them creations that stood alone as objects of art. Vivier’s strong combination of design and craftsmanship allowed his shoes to stand prominently in the permanent collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums—the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Musée du Costume et de la Mode of the Louvre, Paris.


In 1994 the 86-year-old Vivier signed a new licensing agreement with Rautureau Apple Shoes, which in turn allowed him to open a  in Paris the following year. The Rautureau venture gave Vivier the backing to continue doing what he loved most—designing shoes. Yet three years later, in October 1998, Vivier died in Toulouse, France. He was remembered by many, including fellow shoe designer , who told People magazine, “People try to copy him, but it’s impossible to find that mix of technical skill and design.” Kenneth Jay Lane, who had worked with the master , declared, “He was the world’s greatest artist of shoe design.”


An invaluable collection of great design! Offering a range of styles, the interiors represent the best from the late 1960s into the first years of the 70s. Included are Britwell Salome’s estate designed by David Hicks, Federico Forquet’s apartment in Rome, Roger Vivier’s apartment in Paris, Maurice Rheims’ apartment in Paris, Lagerfeld’s Paris apartment including the bathroom, Valentino’s apartment in Rome, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Count Panza’s apartment in Milan, the Paris home of Quasar and Emmanuelle Khanh, and the apartment of Gunther Sachs in the Palace Hotel in Saint-Moritz. This collection profiles the work of Serge Royaux, David Mlinaric, Jacques Thual, Aldo Jacober, David Hicks, Jean Dive, Piero Pinto, Michel Cruchot, Gerard Gallet, Alberto Pinto, Yves Vidal and Charles Sevigny, Anita Bachman, Michel Boix-Vives, Alain Demachy, Jacques Demachy, Jay Spectre, Marc du Plantier, Yves Houdin, Francois Catroux, John Stefanidis, Henri Samuel, Didier Aaron, Jean-Paul Faye, Gae Aulenti, Gerard Gallet, Jacques Simon, Pierre Sels, Paolo Tommasi, Michel Boyer,Maria Pergay, Isabelle Hebey, Martine Dufour, Andre Putman, Francois Arnal and Atelier A, Nanda Vigo, architect Claudio Dini, architect Michel Sadirac, architect Carla Venosta, architect Lawrence Michaels, architect Arthur Finn, and the Swiss house by Marcel Breuer.

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Left to right: Creative Director Bruno Frison with Ines de la Fressange; A display of Roger Vivier shoes; Diego Della Valle, CEO of Tod’s Group.



Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange (born 11 August 1957), is a French supermodel and designer of fashion and perfumes.

She was born in Gassin, Var, France. Her French father, André de Seignard de La Fressange (b. 1932) (a marquis), was a stockbroker, and her mother, Cecilia Sanchez-Cirez, was an Argentine model. She grew up in an 18th-century mill outside Paris with three brothers. Her grandmother was Madame Simone Jacquinot, heiress to the Lazard banking fortune.

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In the 1980s, she became the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house, Chanel, by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose muse she became. However, in 1989, Lagerfeld and De la Fressange had an argument and parted company. Likely this argument was, at least in part, regarding her decision to lend her likeness to a bust of Marianne, the ubiquitous symbol of the French republic. Lagerfeld reputedly condemned her decision, saying Marianne was the embodiment of “everything that is boring, bourgeois, and provincial” and that he would not dress up historic monuments.

In 1990, she married Luigi d’Urso (d. March 23, 2006), an Italian railroad executive, with whom she had two daughters.


Currently, De la Fressange does not model very often. Instead, she is a businesswoman with a chain of clothing boutiques, a designer, and a consultant for Jean-Paul Gaultier. She presented a creation by Gaultier for his Spring/Summer 2009 haute couture collection at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and walked the runway for Gaultier during the event, at age 51.


By Vivier:


  • Vivier, Paris, 1979.
  • Vivier, Roger, and Cynthia Hampton, Les souliers de Roger Vivier [exhibition catalogue], Paris, 1987.

On Vivier:


  • Swann, June, Shoes, London, 1982.
  • McDowell, Colin, Shoes: Fashion and Fantasy, New York, 1989.
  • Trasko, Mary, Heavenly Soles: Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Shoes, New York, 1989.
  • Provoyer, Pierre, Vivier, Paris, 1991.
  • Pringle, Colombe, Roger Vivier, New York & London, 1999.
  • Musée des Beaux-arts et de la dentelle, Folies de dentelles, [exhibition catalogue], Alençon, France, 2000.

  • Cassullo, Joanne L., “Four Hundred Shoes,” in Next, December 1984.
  • Bricker, Charles, “Fashion Afoot: Roger Vivier, the Supreme Shoemaker Comes to New York,” in Connoisseur (New York), December 1986.
  • Buck, Joan J., “A Maker of Magic,” in Vogue (New York), December 1987.
  • “Styles,” in the New York Times, 9 August 1992.
  • Weisman, Katherine, “Rautureaus Sell Stake; Ink Vivier Deal,” in Footwear News, 28 February 1994.
  • Menkes, Suzy, “Master Cobbler Sets Up Shop Again,” in the International Herald Tribune, 24 January 1995.
  • Baber, Bonnie, et al., “The Design Masters,” in Footwear News, 17 April 1995.
  • Weisman, Katherine, “Roger Vivier, 90, Mourned by Shoe World,” in Footwear News, 12 October 1998.
  • “Died, Roger Vivier,” in Time, 19 October 1998.
  • “Roger Vivier, France’s Footwear Extraordinaire,” [obituary] in People, 26 October 1998.
  • Carmichael, Celia, “Legendary Status: Nina Honors the Creative Genius of Roger Vivier,” in Footwear News, 21 December 1998.— Dennita Sewell; updated by Sydonie Benét

*I always loved Roger Vivier’s designs.Takes me back in time. Is romantic, aristocratic and timeless.Thirteen years ago, I did a project called Palais Royal and Roger and Chanel were my inspiration.

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Adriana Sassoon has a unique background in fashion and beauty and is one of those rare people – whether behind the scenes or in front of the camera- that achieves what she sets out to accomplish. At age thirteen, an age at which a young person’s ideas are still fluid, she knew she had a particular fondness for the classical disciplines. She was already flirting with fashion working as a top model for Elite Model Management where her beauty appeared in countless magazine advertisements, fashion shows, and television commercials.

From her native Sao Paulo, Brazil, Adriana graduated “The Ecole des Beaux’s- Arts” with her first degree in Industrial Design before arriving in the United States where she received a second degree in Interior Design from the FIDM Los Angeles.

Adriana, who is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English, has an elite work history.
A Docent for the French Trade Commission Exhibition “Les Paris des Createurs”.
Adriana always kept a close eye on fashion. “I pick up on its vibrations”.  Adriana embarks into the realm of fashion accessories as she proudly introduces her latest project.
The creation of “Adriana Sassoon Handbags” is a supported idea by her family and friends.
Adriana Sassoon has a Handbag Company with the focus in Minimalist Design. The main ingredient is to help a Charity founded by her father and mentor as well as charities that work with children of developing countries”….  .
“If I can make a difference by doing what I love and being able to help others in need, what a marvelous accomplishment!

A Celebration of the Vienna 1900 Painters.


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 The collection created by Adriana Sassoon Scarf Handbags was inspired by one of the founders of the Vienna Secession association. Koloman Moser was born in Austria and became a famous architect, designer, and painter. He was a very important figure in the initiation process of the movement after joining Klimt, Schiele, and Kokoschka. The Adriana Sassoon Handbag debut Collection combines predominantly geometric features creating a rhythmical space of cubic forms in which the bags were designed. The strong contrasting colors of the flower and circular scarf patterns compliment the overall design. The ornamentation of the bags is finalized by a Swarovski broach, symbolizing the feminine figure. The Jugendstil style or Young Style (+/- 20 years) so called in Germany or otherwise known as Art nouveau in France, started at the end of the XIX century. I chose this particular style to begin my collection to celebrate the freedom we enjoy now. I am paying homage to the artists that had to fight in order to live their dreams in an age in which the Nazis closed the famous Bauhaus of Dessau. Many atrocities were done to the human race during that period and unfortunately still exist. The collection celebrates the new Parisian trend amongst boutiques, opened by architects and designers, who want more than just being able to create beautiful clothes or buildings. I would like the artistic community to be recognized by ones work and not just as a label or mere product. I think that one must protest against the so-called business individuals who purchase art and/or a craft business, and change the designs to appeal to a commercial mass market. This movement is killing branding images and any form of association with the original concept from the designer.  Through my work I would like to utilize an artistic vehicle to reiterate the rejection of the “plastic society”. The phrase “less is more” needs to truly take shape in the 21st century. The business world can work in tandem with the art world by joining forces and understanding each other’s strengths. The final creations will then take form and are better then the work we see today. The human community needs to pray for peace and protest war as the artistic movements have done in the past.

       I would like be able to communicate with my buyers and call their attention to what we all know matters in life after all. We are all human beings and must treat each other well. In starting this adventure I will be able to help other people and create a better world to live in. Every one of us has to try to make a difference. To find more information about The Vienna painters “Klimt, Schiele, Moser, & Kokoschka Vienna 1900” the “Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais” in Paris presented an exhibition. The exhibition was held October 2005 to January 2006 or can be studied online at The main sponsor was LVMH.

  Hand Bags: Made with 100% genuine leather.

ScarvesMade with  100% Viscose fabric . *

Description of Products: Design- Attention to design and up to date pieces an ever-changing collection. It isn’t just a bag it is a product with a purpose!

Purpose- The collection celebrates the new Parisian trend amongst boutiques opened by architects and designers who want more than just being able to create beautiful clothes, or buildings. To be able to be recognized by ones work not just as a label or mere product. Sassoon goes beyond Salon. –A label with the sole focus on environmental awareness.


The collectible HandbagsPlease keep in mind this is not the type of product intended to mass-produce. The Designer chose to keep it very Artesanal. Therefore the products will have a particular feel and look. The Scarf Bag is not just a standard bag. Is a Bag that by itself dresses an individual. The Scarf bag an innovative way of utilizing a Bag. You can also dress your own Bag for any occasion by changing the scarves.



Adriana Sassoon” started as a company whose principles are founded in basic human need for charity. Adriana’s main purpose is to be able to help a charity founded by her father in Brazil. A charity that has helped many children discover education and learn to survive and thrive within their own communities. Ame Amoroso has over 280 children that need constant care. Adriana prides herself in being able to help those children find a future. Adriana will also help other charities that need help in the form of product donation. The product can then be sold and the proceeds used to help that charity in need.

* A percentage of  the profit goes for the AME AMOROSO charity for each handbag sold. Web Site: