Louise Bourgoin is the new face of Parfums Kenzo

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The brand taps French actress Louise Bourgoin for the next women’s scent campaign. Ads will be lensed by Parfums Kenzo creative director Patrick Guedj.

The actress appeared in several films including “The Girl from Monaco,” directed by Anne Fontaine; “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” by Luc Besson; “Black Heaven” by Gilles Marchand, and more recently “The Love Punch” by Joel Hopkins.

Source: WWD.

What you can’t miss from Salone del Mobile 2014

Living Divani displayed its new outdoor collection in a space especially designed for the occasion by architect Piero Lissoni, set within Brera's leafy Orto Botanica.

Living Divani displayed its new outdoor collection in a space especially designed for the occasion by architect Piero Lissoni, set within Brera’s leafy Orto Botanica.

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The Salone del Mobile  (8-13 April) is the most important furniture fair in the world, gathering all the international design crowd in Milan. Every corner of the city is transformed into exhibition space. Discover after the jump what you can’t miss about design from this international fair for 2014.

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The Victoria’s Secret Show 2014 comes to London

Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in London Announcement, Bond Street, London Photo credit: REX.

Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in London Announcement, Bond Street, London. Photo credit: REX.

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Victoria’s Secret catwalk moves from New York to London’s Earls Court this year, December 2. ”The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the biggest fashion event in the world. We are very proud and honoured to announce that we’re headed to London this year.” said Adriana Lima during a press conference this morning. Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek also said that Victoria’s Secret wanted to show in London since 1998. This show is one of the most watched catwalk event in the world, usually takes place in New York. The brand has a lot of well known ambassadors called “Angels” such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel.

Source: Fashion Telegraph.

Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to design luxurious suites at Hotel de Crillon

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Karl Lagergeld has often turning his creative hand to Hotels as he did last year for the exterior of the Hotel Métropole in Monte-Carlo. The creative director has been approached by the five-star landmark, the luxurious Hotel de Crillon which plan to reopen in 2015 with new suites designed by Chanel creative director. Originally commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758 as two palaces, it opened as a luxurious hotel in 1909. It has recently bought by Saudi Prince Mitab ben Abdallah Ben abd Al-Aziz al Saoud in 2010. The Hotel closed in 2013 for a major renovation set to reopen in 2015. “No one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Source: Fashion Telegraph.

Christian Lacroix has designed costumes for the Opéra National de Paris

Images credit: Christian Lacroix.

Images credit: Christian Lacroix.

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French designer Christian Lacroix has collaborated once again with the Paris Opéra. He designed costumes for the upcoming George Balanchine’s “Le Palais de Cristal” ballet, Lacroix was inspired by traditional dancers’ costumes, This is the forth time that he worked with the Opéra National de Paris. He previously designed costume in 1987 for Tarnished Angel, choreographed by Karol Ermitage, then, for the Bianca Li-choreographed “Shéhérazade” in 2001 and also Jean-Guillame Bert’s “La Source” ballet in 2011. The ballet will be on stage from May 10 at the Opéra Bastille.

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Classic Paintings Tagged with Social Media symbols by Nastya Nudnik

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Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik inserts symbols of the internet age into classic fine art. She worked on a series of Photoshopped pictures called  ”Emoji-Nation ” which features images from renowned artists from Edward Hopper to Michelangelo. She brought into the 21st century, these pieces of art with several icons including smiling icons from I-Message, pop-up alerts from the windows interface, emblems from instagram and more, representing the sentiment of the scene, bringing life and real human moments to the static setting. See all the pictures after the jump.

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Lancôme taps Lupita Nyong’o as new face

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Lupita Nyong’o signed a contract with Lancome after winning an Oscar for her performance in the film “12 Years a slave”. “I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” said Nyong’o. She will pose for photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the next Lancome’s campaign. The 31 years old actress joins prestigious celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet.

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Marni to unveil “Animal House” collection

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As part of Milan Design Week, luxury fashion label Marni will unveil an exotic furniture installation this April. Animal House include a series of limited edition pieces which draw inspiration from giraffes, flamingoes and rabbits. The range features chairs, small benches and tables in a strong color schemes and bold materials such as metal and PVC. Each pieces was handmade by female Colombian workers as part of a sustainable work initiative, A part of benefits will be donated to charities which help terminally ill children.

Source: Luxuo.

Stromae launches his clothing line with creative label Mosaert

Photos credit: Mosaert.

Photos credit: Mosaert.

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Author, compositor and now stylist. Stromae just released his first collection with the Belgian creative label behind his wardrobe and his visual universe, Mosaert (another “Maestro”‘s anagram). Mosaert first capsule collection includes shirts and socks designed and produced in limited quantities in Europe. From isometric patterns to the warm colors of the African wax, every single pieces reflecting the  artist style. The capsule collection is now available at colette.

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Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Pre-Fall 2014

Credit Photo: Willy Wanderpierre.

Credit Photo: Willy Wanderperre.

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Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman stars in Jimmy Choo’s pre-fall 2014 ad campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre. She defies her age (46), youthful looking for the ad. The first picture from the campaign set to debut in May, show the Australian actress in a rocker chic attitude without pants or bra, in a tailored white blazer.  ”Nicole embodies the tougher attitude and rebellious glamour that is key to the pre-fall collection’s aesthetic,” says Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi. Watch the campaign video after the jump.

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Zoe Saldana is the new face of L’Oréal Paris

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American actress Zoe Saldana will become L’Oréal Paris new face. She joins a famous long list of spokemodels including recently Julianne Moore, Blake Lively and Lara Stone. Saldana will appear in upcoming TV and print campaigns.

Source: Luxuo.

Adidas to collaborate with Pharrell Williams

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Photo credit: Shadi Perez.

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Besides his already famous Vivienne Westwood mountain hat, Pharrell Williams wore also a custom leather version of Adidas’ classic Firebird jacket during the Grammy Award. This performance of “Happy” at the Oscars and several appearances with the jacket has stirred speculation that Williams was a new collaborator with Adidas. Today, they both announced an official partnership.

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Rihanna to receive a Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA 2014

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From Dior to Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Comme des Garçons, Chanel and Miu Miu, Rihanna was a constant fixture at Paris Fashion Week. Her presence clearly paid toward something. On June 2, she will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Source: WWD.

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The former winners include personnalities such as Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Iman. The ceremony will take place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Charity dinner in aid of Children’s Ark from Limerick University Hospital, Ireland

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Mr Rory Montgomery, Irish Ambassador in France, Helen Lambert, CEO of Lambert + Associates and Eamon Gilmore,The Irish Deputy Prime Minister.

 His excellency Mister Rory Montgomery, Irish Ambassador in France and Madam Helen Lambert, CEO of Lambert + Associates, recently nominated Ireland Funds of France President, hosted last March 14, a charitable event at Pavillon Dauphine in favor of sick children of Limerick University Hospital. It was the first charitable event under Helen Lambert’s presidency.

The dinner, which took place on the eve of the rugby match France – Ireland, had as honor guest Mister Ronan O’Gara, the legendary rugby player from teams of Munster, Ireland and Lions.

The Irish Deputy Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in charge of French expatriot, the President of the Irish Funds of United States, the President of the Irish Funds worlwide, Professor John Twoome,y as well as many other personnalities and generous donors from the fashion and business world attended the event.

France 2 (French TV Channel) journalist and presenter Herve Thomas hosted with a master hand the auction sale and the tombola which proposed the most prestigious prizes from houses such as: Rick Owens, Dior, Poiray, Sanja Spahr, Nina Ricci, Cuccinelli, By Killian, Martin Grant,Memo, Gripoix, Marianne Guedin, Berlutti, Hervé Van Der Straten, Andrew GN and several dreamy trips…

The orchestra was amazing, everybody had fun !

Madam Helen Lambert is glad to announce that donations gathered will allow financial support for necessary material to the Limerick paediatrics Hospital.

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