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Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Extends Patronage to Downtown Design

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced today the extension of her patronage to Downtown Design, taking place from October 28-31, 2014 at the foot of the iconic Burj Khalifa in Emaar’s flagship development, Downtown Dubai.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cindy Chao Co-design a Rare Brooch

Cindy Chao is an artist whose medium just happens to be rare gems and precious metals. Her lavish “sculptures” are sold at auctions at Sothebys, and Christie’s to private collectors and exhibited at museums throughout the world. Chao and Sarah Jessica Parker are friends and have a mutual respect for the creative process. They partnered on a resplendent piece called the Black Label Masterpiece “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch which will be sold in October in tandem with the New York City Ballet Gala with net proceeds from its sale benefiting the ballet.

Janis Joplin’s Niece, Made for Pearl Designer Malyn, Shares Her Secrets to the City of Angels

The electrifying and brilliant path “Queen of Psychedelic Soul” Janis Joplin blazed onto history was cut tragically short well before her niece, Malyn Joplin, was ever born. Malyn was only privy to family stories and strangers’ accounts of her aunt’s colorful yet turbulent life. Growing up, Malyn was tormented by an insatiable curiosity surrounding Janis, matched by an internal resentment of having never met her in person. In search of a deeper connection to her aunt, Malyn launched the fashion line Made for Pearl as a creative vehicle on her road of discovery. Each season, Malyn and the team at Made for Pearl sources style inspiration from photographs, personal letters, and family stories that capture the passionate, untamed yet lonely spirit of Janis. Every silhouette, fabric and detail aims to rebuild an authentic image of Janis through a modern, updated homage to her iconic style. For those that are curious, “Pearl” happens to be Janis Joplin’s onstage persona, a woman who wore elaborate ensembles with luxe fabrics. Here are this Venice (natch) designer’s secrets to the City of Angels.

What’s On My Desk: Designer Trina Turk

Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.