Monday, 28 January 2013

Chanel Bijoux de Diamants

Gabrielle Chanel may be known for pearls, but there was once another lustrous gem in her life. This just-released video tells the story of how in 1932 Chanel created her first and only collection devoted entirely to diamonds. By creating settings that eliminated the need for clasps and by mounting the stones almost invisibly in an array of asterisk and shooting-star shapes, Chanel paved the way for a whole new style of fine jewelry. "I wanted to shower women in constellations," the designer explained.

Watch as the story of Bijoux de Diamants is told through a captivating collage, animation, and archival footage. Like with the most glittering of jewels, you won't be able to look away.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Ladurée Chocolate Shop

Legendary French macaron manufacturer Ladurée has expanded their line to a chocolate boutique. As a tea and chocolate salon,Ladurée's new address is  located in the exclusive area of Paris, near the Tuileries Gardens and the Place de la Concorde, at : 14 rue de Castiglione.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hermes x Comme des Garcons Scarves Collection

The fashion house Hermès and Japanese brand Comme des Garcons, in November announced their collaboration, presented the result of teamwork - a capsule collection of shawls called Comme des Carrés.
 The following month, the French luxury brand, which recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, will release eight scarves, design of which involved Rei Kawakubo.The collection contains elements that are specific to each of the brands - the cult peas, dark lines and the famous motto of Comme des Garcons "live free with strong will", as well as traditional prints Hermès Thalassa and Pegasus. It will be on sale in a limited edition of 1600 copies.



The Comme Des Carrés collection comes in two parts, with the ‘Black and White’ collection available in Comme des Garcons stores in Paris (6th Feb), New York (7th Feb) and Tokyo (8th Feb), and the Ginza Dover Street Market store (also 8th Feb). The busier ‘Colour’ scarves will be available from Dover Street Market in London (12th Feb) and Tokyo. Is that clear as mud? If you want the ‘Black and White’ collection but live in London, you’ll have to wait until April 1st when it arrives online at Doverstreetmarket.com. The ‘Colour’ collection will be available online earlier, on 6th Feb.





Chanel Blue Polaire Ski

Chanel's sporting goods line is rapidly growing. Since 2006, the fashion house presents to fans of high-end kind of rest his athletic attributes to snowboard, golf and tennis. Then, in 2006, the year, experienced the French created a ski with a coating of black quilted leather, followed, in 2007, - a bike for $12,000in 2009 - an environmentally friendly carrier Chanel Segway, and a little later a tennis racket.
The French fashion house has proved itself the last word in cool, with its successful foray into alpine equipment.But these are no ordinary skis.
First, even if you’re brave enough for the trickiest black run, the £2,480 price tag might scare you.
Last in the exclusive group of logo-products was a pair of skis parabolic Blue Polaire line of Off-Piste Chanel. The new accessory is made ​​of pink laminated wood. Blue Polaire is adorned with the Chanel logo and fit in fairly compact case.



Thursday, 17 January 2013

Louis Vuitton S/S 2013 Scarves

Louis Vuitton's S/S 2013 scarves sport street-art influences and artwork? The fashion house's Spring Summer 2013 scarves collection gets the special treatment, sporting the artists' emblematic artwork and street-art influences. It's just the thing for a bangin' start to the new year? Japan-born artist Aiko has left her signature flair on her manga-inspired giant silk square for fusing the contemporary with the traditional, integrating Japanese icons like the chrysanthemum flower and double chains (symbolic of good fortune) with pop art elements, while Californian graffiti writer Retna (who's worked with the likes of R&B artist Usher) has taken a much more abstract approach on a stole-- his interpretation of the Louis Vuitton signature and motif appears as a mixture of ancient Incan and Egyptian hieroglyphics, Arabic, Hebrew and Asian calligraphy and graffiti, a rebellious, but surely fitting tribute to graffiti culture.
But if a lasting impression is what you really want to leave, graffiti artist duo (and twin brothers) Os Gemeos' mosaic silk square, repetitively and dizzyingly patterned with brightly-coloured Sun and Moon motifs, is guaranteed to leave anyone who stares too closely at it a little cross-eyed. The  Vuitton Spring Summer 2013 Scarves collection will be available in January - February 2013, and is priced from S$580 for the Mosaic Square to S$1,120 for the Script Stole.

Images Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Kenzo Spring-Summer 2013 Campaign

The new ad features Ming Xi and White Jester. Standing amid Kenzo logo on the scorching red background, they followed Xiao Wen and Simon Sabbah - models of the last season . Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were so clever and decided to kill two birds with one stone - to show and women's and men's collections in a single shot. The author, as well as last time, was the campaign was lensed by photographer Jean-Paul Goode.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Céline Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Canadian top catwalker Daria Werbowy is featured on the Spring Summer 2013 campaign images of Céline, lensed once again by Juergen Teller.



Thursday, 10 January 2013

Katie Holmes for Bobbi Brown

Katie Holmes took part in the shooting of an advertising campaign in support of the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick by Bobbi Brown. The New shadows - a real find for those who likes wearing long-lasting make up,it stays on up to 8 hours,and comes in high intensity pigments colour .The Long -Wear Cream Shadow Stick comes in 8 bright colours, from pale golden Vanilla and ending with grass-green Forest. International sales of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick will start in February.




Azzedine Alaia

Hermès Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Here's the first look of advertising spring-summer collection of Hermes, inspired by the thoughts of creative director Christophe Lemaire at home on a traveler 21st century. It is in this way the photographer Nathaniel Goldberg captures model Iselin Steyr : in one picture she is shown flying along the coast on a bicycle, and on the other - sitting on a skateboard and considering the mountainous landscape wearing Comfortable sandals, Berline bag over her shoulder .
Nathaniel Goldberg photographed Norwegian top catwalker Iselin Steiro at Lake Como for the Spring Summer 2013 campaign of Hermès, replacing Dutch stunner Bette Franke.

Images Courtesy of Hermès


Balenciaga 2013 ad campaign




The Louis Vuitton Trunk Book

Louis Vuitton's grandson, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, was very fond of suitcases, as evidenced by his impressive collection of photographs and newspaper clippings. Recently this valuable archive opened to the eleven famous French writers, including Elite Abecassis, Fabien Bertha Marie Darresek and others. As a result, they wrote a book called The Trunk - a collection of eleven separate stories with exclusive facts, articles and interviews. The publication will be released in two versions: a limited edition, leather bound, published in English, French and Japanese, and the usual, released only in French. The book will go on sale in March and will be available in Louis Vuitton boutiques and on the official website of the brand.


Chanel Metiers D'Art will be held in Dallas

Today, the creative director of the fashion house Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has announced that the next Chanel Metiers D'Art show will be held in Dallas, Texas.
Speaking at WWD 's CEO Summit, the creative director of the storied French fashion house said he loved Texans and had chosen the location because he appreciated the support the American press and Dallas-based luxury department store Neiman Marcus gave Chanel when it reopened following World War II.
"When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press," he said. "So I think it's a nice thing to go there."
Explaining how he selects the locations for the extravagant shows, which have previously been staged in Paris' Grand Palais, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, Lagerfeld said he tries to "find a connection, but the connection is often very vague.
"With Texas, it's a detail, but with little detail, you can make a whole story," he continued. "I am a storyteller for that."


Givenchy Pre-Fall Collection 2013

Inspired by the youth in Italy during the 70's, the work of designer Walter Albini and Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the designer of fashion house Givenchy,Ricardo Ticci presented a new collection this coming autumn. Accentuated masculinity, clearly geometry and the three primary colors - black, white, flesh-colored - red thread passed through all the images.

Images Courtesy of Givenchy




Monday, 7 January 2013

Louis Vuitton Paper Dolls

This year Louis Vuitton collaborated with stylist Kim Hersov to combine the Ready-to-Wear Icons of the house and the SS 2013 Collection, showing how pieces can be incorporated from each collection to create distinctive ad inventive looks.

The famous design house has collaborated with Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess and stylist Kim Hersov to create these darling watercolour dolls and their trendy spring wardrobes. The outfits designs were taken from Vuitton’s spring/summer 2013 collection. You can download these precious fashion plates for free online .


Images: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton.



Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

2013 promises to be a great year for Alexander Wang: For the last month he has served as creative director of Balenciaga, and so now the high expectations not only in the collection of his own brand, but also for his work for the benefit of development and prosperity of the French house, Balenciaga. Here's a first look of the spring-summer campaign by Alexander Wang, featuring the Black-and-white images of Polish model Malgosiya Bela, in the form of a futuristic alien.

Versace Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Versace Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign lensed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. The visually striking Spring Summer 2013 campaign images of Versace (art directed by Giovanni Bianco) in London, featuring some of the world’s top established names: British born Kate Moss, Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls and Canadian powerhose Daria Werbowy.

Edward Wilding, Veit Couturier and Kacey Carrig are the sexy male models whose accompanied the beauties for these series of Greek/Amazonian/Baroque inspired campaign images, with Melanie Ward and David Bradshaw responsible for the women’s and men’s styling respectively.


Celine Pre-Fall Collection 2013

Phoebe Philo, the creative director of Celine, described her new collection of pre-fall 2013 as "traditionally romantic" With the romantic part is you can not argue: elegant pleated ankle length leather skirts ,tops and jackets decorated with a favorite designer Basques, airy white dresses made ​​of silk and hair accessories in the form of gold-plated chains are terminated by the first unit of the collection. After it sets the mood of the second part, represented tailored, more rigorous and concise manner, where baggy overalls, double-breasted jackets, coats and boots with large brass buckle were the main subjects. Here, the color palette is sustained in autumn shades for example ink-blue, burgundy and black, and a perfect cut, according to tradition, is the distinguishing feature. This collection is definitely right up my alley.




Emma Stone Covers Glamour UK February 2013

Emma Stone for Glamour UK February 2013 in D&G .The image is a reprint from Glamour US May 2011, photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.


Chanel Fine Jewelry Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Chanel Fine Jewelry Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign featuring Sigrid Agren is reprising her role as the face for the latest campaign from Chanel Fine Jewelry.



Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013

French fashion house Louis Vuitton introduced a women's collection pre-fall 2013, creative designer Julie de Libran was inspired by the character of the movie "New Wave" directed by Francois Truffaut. Female models looks like they come from the sixties wearing square jackets, dresses of satin-like lace, fur bolero and bulky coat of gabardine. Special attention was given by Julie de Libran with the accessories which added femininity to the neat leather handbags and elegant pumps with velvet bows and bold jewelry give drama, without which the unthinkable French cinema of the second half of the 20th century.



Fendi Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Fendi Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign with Russian-German model Kati Nescher as the latest campaign girl of Fendi. The top catwalker was photographed, as always, by Karl Lagerfeld.

Image Courtesy of Fendi

Kristen Stewart for V Magazine #81 Spring Preview 2013

Kristen Stewart for V Magazine #81 Spring Preview 2013
She was photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for the minimalist yet stunning cover image of V Magazine‘s latest issue, styled by Joe McKenna.




Naomi Watts Covers Vogue Australia February 2013

Naomi Watts for Vogue Australia February 2013. Naomi looked beautiful in a Gucci Spring Summer 2013 ruffled dress ,photographed by Will Davidson against a flowery backdrop.



Givenchy 2013 Men's Accessories

Givenchy pre-fall 2013, which allocated new favorites by creative director Ricardo Ticci : black as pitch Dobermans, Scottish cage, stars and major labels. All this in an obvious abundance appeared in the design men's accessories - purses, scarves, handbags, backpacks and even cufflinks. Here are my favorite items from the collection of accessories for men Givenchy pre-fall 2013.




Valentino Spring-summer 2013 campaign

First look at the full Valentino spring-summer 2013 campaign .As expected, the main models of the "phantom" campaign stars Tilda Lindstem, Cody Young, Magdalena Jacek, Maude Velzen, Hester Hitch and Mackenzie Drazhan captured by Sarah Moon.

Models wears items from the spring-summer 2013 collection which is made ​​of plastic, different types of leather, silk, chiffon, and of course, the traditional home for Valentino lace. The accessories, which, without doubt, will become objects of desire of the new season.


Chloé Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Chloé Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign featuring Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Tilda Lindstam, Rosie Tapner, and Nadja Bender as the new Chloé campaign girls! They’re replacing Anja Rubik and Suvi Koponen from last season.


3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli

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Givenchy Spring Summer 2013 Accessories





Thursday, 3 January 2013

Chanel Spring-summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Here is a first look of the long-awaited advertising campaign Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 campaign. By tradition, the creative director of Chanel, maestro Karl Lagerfeld personally decides who will have the honour to be the face of the campaign. This time they were Ondria Hardin, Yumi Lambert together with Stella Tennant.


Travelog:Musée H.R. Giger Bar, Gruyères Switzerland

The Museum HR Giger Bar is a stunning bar designed by artist HR Giger (the designer of the Alien film character). The bar is located at Museum HR Giger in Gruyères, Switzerland.
Once you've seen everything you must take a trip over the street (i.e. ten paces) into the bar, where you can sit amongst the alien architecture of the films and enjoy a pint and some cool jazz.





Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Mulberry Spring-Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Mulberry's new spring-summer advertising campaign plunged into the magic world of the sea depths. Of giant bubbles, against pale pink coral and pale blue cliffs fronted by Canadian model Meghan Collison and lensed by photographer Tim Walker. "Each season, Mulberry told us fantastic stories. This campaign has taken off on a background of sea lunar landscape in the world that there is a half and can be only a part of a beautiful dream," - says Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, who led the process of creating advertising. According to Tim Walker, he wanted to portray the ordinary inhabitant of this world. It turned out truly magical!




Dior Spring-summer 2013 Ad Campaign

The first Dior campaign created under the artistic direction of Raf Simons has been unveiled - and it's quite a departure from the French fashion house's previous ad aesthetic,models Daria Strokous, Daiane Conterato, Nicole Pollard, Anna Martynova and Marie Piovesan looked like waxed dolls lensed by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre .











Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Colourful Fur


Handbags for Spring 2013



Prada

Travelog: Soldes Soldes Soldes Galeries Lafayette ,Paris

Soldissimes. Gigantic showcases at Galeries Lafayette from 9 January 2013.
The whole of Paris is on sale (soldes) and there are just so many pretty things for that perfect late winter getaway . If you plan to come to Paris, soldes or not why not stop by at Galeries Lafayette.
Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris


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