Sunday, May 29, 2011

Beauty Trend: Gwen Stefani At Cannes Film Festival 2011

Hair: Retro waves all combed out

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Best Dressed

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Best Dressed
Georgina Chapman in her own Marchesa design
Fan BingBing in an unknown designer
Kirsten Dunst in a honey-mustard flouncy dress by Chloé
Milla Jovovich in a sequin 70's-inspired Prada gown
Mode Bar Refaeli wore a navy blue embellished gown by Roberto Cavalli gown and accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings and rings by Chopard
Model Karalona Kurkova wore a suede Emilio Pucci dress with cutouts
Zoe Saldana in a red and white striped gown by Armani Privé
Naomi Campbell in Emilio Pucci and Sergio Rossi sandals
Model Bianca Balti in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress
Uma Thurman in a deep blue Armani Privé gown
Elizabeth Olsen wearing a piece from her sister's collection The Row
Gianna Jun in Ralph Lauren
Vanessa Hudgens in an unknown design
Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture
Rachel McAdams in a red lace and chiffon Marchesa gown
Penelope Cruz in a lilac Marchesa gown and Chopard jewels
Dasha Zhukova in a gorgeous red belted Valentino dress

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jimmy Choo Sold

Lableux, a private luxury firm has added Jimmy Choo to the list of brands that they own.  It has been reported that buying the luxury shoe brand cost them between $811 and $890 million.

Check out my first ever blog award from the fabulous Carly at BitsandBeauty !

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beauty News: Kardashians For OPI

Kardashians For OPI

Reality -celeb, Kim Kardashian has confirmed that her and her two other sisters, Kourtney and Khloé are teaming up with nail brand company OPI to create their own line of nail polish that reflects the "glitz and glam" of their lifestyle.  I hope this will be good!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kentucky Derby Hats

The Kentucky Derby was held this past weekend and every woman out there was expressing her inner Southern-Belle by wearing their derby hats. Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is supposed to be good luck and there are no limits on how outrageous your hat can be.  Hats are typically wide-brimmed and feature flowers, feathers and bows. 
 Here are some photos of 2011 Kentucky Derby hats

Vanessa Manillo

Patricia and Priscilla Barnstable Brown

Erin Andrews

Lakshmi Swimsuit By Lisa Burke Outrages Hindu Community

During Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, designer Lisa Burke of swimwear label Lisa Blue sent a swimsuit down the runway that has outraged many members of the right-wing Hindu organization Shiv Sena.  The design featured Hindu Goddess Lakshmi who symbolizes prosperity and beauty.
Rajan Zed, a Hindu statesmen released a statement saying, "Lakshmi was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for pushing swimwear in fashion shows for mercantile greed of an apparel company."  Zed thinks the image is offensive to devotees.
People in India burning the Australian flag

John Olgivie, a Byron Bay-based yoga instructor who has studied Hinduism for 30 years said, "There is a lot of clothing like that in India with images of the Goddess Lakshmi.  But the image of the goddess on the bikini bottom, Hindus would consider that very tasteless.  As a sign of respect, the one-piece falls into that category, but perhaps the swimwear bottom was a little bit too far."
Burke has promised that the design will not be produced or sold and released a statement saying, "The image of Goddess Lakshmi will not appear on any piece of Lisa Blue swimwear for the new season, with a halt put on all production of the new range and pieces shown on the runway from last week removed/ The use of images of Goddess Lakshmi was not in any way a measure of calculated risk taking, simply it was a desire to celebrate different cultures and share that through our brand.  This range will never be available for sale in any stockists or retail outlets anywhere in the world. We apologise to the Hindu community and take this matter very seriously

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cotton Candy Girls

Cotton Candy Girls
Photography by Lara Jade for the latest issue of the Australian magazine, Material Girl

(I swore looking at this photo it was Mary-Kate Olsen, it's not though!  
The models are actually Gigi and Irena Kuhkta)

Makeup and Hair: Damian Monzillo
Stylist: Lauren Armes

Clare Waight Keller Replaces Hannah MacGibbon at Chloé

Clare Waight Keller Replaces Hannah MacGibbon at French Label Chloé

Rumors have been flying since the autumn/winter 2011 Chloé snakeskin fashion show that creative director, Hannah MacGibon may not return because her three year contract was up.  While it was said she was signed on for one more season, statements by the French brand released today say MacGibbon's contract was not renewed and replacing her as creative director will be Clare Waight Keller, most known as the turn-around creative director of Pringle of Scotland.

Clare Waight Keller

CEO of Chloé, Geoffroy de-La Bourdonnaye said, "We warmly welcome Clare to Chloé as we continue to define feminine elegance for the radiant, active and effortlessly graceful woman of today.  Clare's unique talent and skilled eye is enriched through her deep experience across global fashion players and her highly acclaimed rejuvenation of a major heritage house."
Keller has also worked at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and as a senior womenswear designer at Gucci under Tom Ford.
Chloé Fall 2008  ad

This is effective June 1, 2011 which means the Spring 2012 collection will be our first look at Keller's work for Chloé.  Keller has been applauded for putting Pringle of Scotland into the realm of international luxury wear, and that is the main reason she was hired by Chloé as they are looking to be a more global business.
Chloé Spring/Summer 2007 ad

 Geoffroy de-La Bourdonnaye also said, "We are grateful to Hannah for her contribution and commitment to Chloé.  Her considerable talents will be missed; we are proud to count Hannah among the Hall of Fame of great designers who have marked the history of Chloé since 1952.  I wish Hannah well in her new projects."

Hannah MacGibbon

  MacGibbon said in a statement, "I will always have a deep affection for Chloé and am very grateful to the company for having given me this opportunity."   

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dior Addict Summer 2011 Campaign Featuring Kate Moss

Dior Addict Summer 2011 Campaign Featuring Kate Moss

What picture is your favorite?