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November 21, 2014

News in brief: Kendall Jenner chooses District; you choose for Charlie’s; Alejandra Alonso models Carrera y Carrera

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District notes that Kendall Jenner, the new face of Estée Lauder, wears a top from its range. The blush pink top retails for US$108. Blake Lively had also recently chosen District for a photo shoot for her new website, Preserve.


   Charlie’s wants New Zealand customers to try their Straight Up cola, and decide whether it should become a permanent part of its range. Kiwis are invited to post their feedback with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down selfie, or simply write a few words, at Charlie’s Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #straightupcola.
   Finally, Carrera y Carrera, the Spanish jewellery brand, has launched new visuals with model Alejandra Alonso as its new face. The campaign has been conceived by MAFIA, and features items from Carrera y Carrera’s new Seda Imperial range, as well as from CĂ­rculos de Fuego, BambĂș and Ruedo. It will break in publications internationally this month.






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Sponsored video: Christmas is a different world at Very.co.uk

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It’s nearly Christmas, and as much as we might want to delay thinking about shopping for the season, Very.co.uk is in full force with its new commercial starring its brand ambassador, Fearne Cotton.
   Cotton, who is very recognizable in the UK for her hosting duties on everything from Top of the Pops to the Red Nose Day telethons, has a fashion and homeware range with Very.co.uk, while across the Irish Sea, she launched a dress range with Littlewoods Ireland.
   The new commercial, part of a campaign called ‘Very Xmas’, sees Cotton and model friends come to life out of the pages of a fashion magazine, interestingly called Style. (While a fictional title in this context, we’re sure readers can think of some real ones that have had that name over the years.)
   However, unlike other “bringing to life” scenarios in film and television, Cotton and co. stay in a miniature size, 12 cm (5 in) tall, interacting with various products that you can find at Very.co.uk, from furniture, table dressings and decorations to electrical appliances, beauty products, toys and fashion. The idea is that Christmas isn’t just a special time of the year, but a different world altogether.
   Cheekily, the Very.co.uk team has even put together a “behind-the-scenes” video that doesn’t give the game away: the conceit there is that Cotton and her friends really have been shrunk to miniature, Ă  la The Secret Service or Fantastic Voyage. Of course, the visual effects have been accomplished by green screen and other visual effects, produced by MPC.
   The commercial has been directed by Pontus Lowenheilm of Traktor, a collective known for blending humour and reality, making it particularly sought after in the advertising business. The campaign has cost Very.co.uk a cool ÂŁ6·5 million, with the target of maintaining its substantial growth from last year.
   â€˜Very Xmas’ is running across all media and is Very.co.uk’s biggest ever fully integrated campaign.


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November 20, 2014

Expertly executed: the New Zealand School of Dance’s 2014 Graduation Season

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Stephen A’Court

Top Samantha Vottari and Tynan Wood in Double Stop. Centre Wessel Oostrum’s The Speech, danced to the words of Charlie Chaplin. Here, Jeremy Beck dances. Above The challenge of dancing the Balanchine Ballet, Concerto Barocco, here with Samantha Vottari and Tynan Wood. Choreography by George Balanchine, and copyrighted to the George Balanchine Trust.

The New Zealand School of Dance’s Graduation Season for 2014, at Te Whaea Theatre in Wellington from November 19 to 29, is a must for anyone who appreciates dance and wants a glimpse of the next generation of performers.
   The six performances show vitality and variety, from the challenging Balanchine Ballet, Concerto Barocco, to the modern and energetic Trigger II: One Thing Leads to Another, created by the students themselves. While every dancer was on the money with their expertise, technique and stamina, we noted in particular Law Lok Huen in Concerto Barocco, William Keohavong in his solo in The Speech, Amanda Mitrevski in three of the pieces in the final Purcell Pieces, and Mason Kelly, who elicited spontaneous applause after his dance to Purcell’s ‘The Frost Scene’ from the opera King Arthur.
   Balanchine ballets are tough and are especially demanding with their technique, and the Graduation Season opened with one: Concerto Barocco, performed to Bach’s Concerto for two violins, strings and continuo in D minor, BWV 1043. We hadn’t expected to see a ballet but the principal dancers—in tonight’s case, Law Lok Huen, Megan Wright and Jack Bannerman—acquitted themselves expertly, especially as one of the techniques is to move “against” the music.
   In the first set, it was The Speech that captivated us, danced by William Keohavong. Choreographed by Dutch choreographer Wessel Oostrum, Keohavong’s movements were poignant, against the words from Charlie Chaplin’s finishing monologue from The Great Dictator. They were negative when Chaplin’s speech dwelled on negative subjects; more optimistic as they reflected on liberty and freedom. The words, too, seem very fitting for our times, when we question whether corporate greed is driving supposedly free societies. While Oostrom intended The Speech as a tribute to those who lost their lives in World War I, the contemporary choreography coupled with the Tramp’s monologue made it the most socially relevant performance of the night.
   Trigger II: One Thing Leads to Another got the second set off to an energetic start, with 18 dancers (from all years at the School) involved. Students appeared in dull greys and blues initially, and the costumes became more colourful and vibrant as the dance went on. This was an entertaining piece that any lover of modern dance will enjoy, thanks in good part to the direction of Malia Johnston, artistic director of the Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art award show. However, it was Val Caniparoli’s romantic Double Stop, where Samantha Vottari and Tynan Wood gave a poetic duet. We were spellbound with their dance, and it was not surprising to see Qi Huan’s credit as rĂ©pĂ©titeur. Formerly with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Huan took up a teaching role earlier this year, after having appeared in some of our favourite lead roles over the years. Caniparoli had already created a beautiful ballet to Philip Glass’s ‘Song II’ that had premiĂšred in 2011, but Vottari and Wood danced this with such passion that belied their status as students of the School of Dance.
   Excerpts from Rapt, which closed the second set, saw alumnus Craig Bary, who was in the original cast in 2011, return to teach the chosen sections to the NZSD dancers, before Douglas Wright, who created the original dance–theatre performance, and his assistant Megan Adams (an NZSD alumna) added the nuances. Being excerpts rather than the full 80-minute work, we focused more on the nine dancers’ considered and precise execution. Once again, we were impressed.
   With two sets having gone extremely well, the third, entitled Purcell Pieces, had to be of a very high quality to keep the audience happy. The School did not disappoint. Choreographed by Nils Christie, and a collaboration between the New Zealand School of Dance, the Queensland Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre, Purcell Pieces is set to the music of Henry Purcell, but giving each piece a modern interpretation in dance. Loose, colourful costumes designed by Annegien Sneep and Noelene Hill and flowing movements characterized these final dances, with Amanda Mitrevski’s two appearances notable for her expressiveness, and Mason Kelly conveying the sense of solitude and coldness in his performance to ‘The Frost Scene’. Kelly was the stand-out for nearly the entire audience in the third set, judging by the applause. Purcell Pieces ended with rose petals coming down onto the stage, finishing the night on a high.
   The Graduation Season runs at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand, till November 29, with performances nightly at 7.30 p.m., excepting Sunday and Monday. Matinees will take place on Sunday, November 23 and Saturday, November 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are NZ$29 for adults, NZ$24 for students and seniors, and NZ$16 for children under 13. Tickets can be booked at www.nzschoolofdance.ac.nz.—Jack Yan, Publisher

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November 18, 2014

Bentley gauges interest with Grand Convertible concept as it guns for Rolls-Royce Drophead

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Since Volkswagen took over Bentley, the company has only fielded one convertible line in the top tier, the Azure. Since 2010, the marque has left the convertible market for the Continental GTC to pursue, but those wanting something more exclusive have had to turn to Bentley’s former sister brand, Rolls-Royce, which had tapped into the Azure’s former market with the imposing Phantom Drophead. The Rolls-Royce took cues from expensive motor boats, with its wooden rear deck, and the cubic capacity was 6,749 cmÂł, a single cubic centimetre less than the 6,750 that the company’s cars had as standard for much of the period under Vickers ownership.
   Bentley, not to be outdone, has taken its Mulsanne, which dĂ©buted in 2009, and created a new convertible, called simply the Grand Convertible. Under the bonnet is the company’s 6,752 cmÂł twin-turbo V8, developing 537 PS (395 kW), while externally, the Grand Convertible has a wooden deck, signalling just which car it is gunning for. However, it is just a concept for now, developed to gauge potential consumer interest.
   Bentley calls the Grand Convertible its ‘most sophisticated open-top car’ and it is relying on being more understated than its rival. It is certainly elegant, and its proportions are more classical than the Continental GTC’s.
   Bentley chairman and CEO, Wolfgang DĂŒrheimer, said at the car’s unveiling in Los Angeles, ‘This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.’
   The car will go on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show from November 19. In December, it will be displayed at Art Basel in Miami.

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November 16, 2014

Kendall Jenner signed as EstĂ©e Lauder’s new face: social media consumers among targets

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Estée Lauder has signed model Kendall Jenner for digital, TV, print advertising and social media campaigns.
   The company sees Jenner’s personal social media following as an asset, able to bridge them with fashion and entertainment, while targeting younger consumers.
   She has 30 million fans across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and is believed to be the most socially connected model.
   EstĂ©e Lauder global brand president Jane Hertzmark Hudis calls Jenner ‘the ultimate Instagirl. We are excited to leverage her image, voice, energy and extraordinary social media power to introduce EstĂ©e Lauder to millions of young women around the world.’
   Jenner says she had known since Paris Fashion Week, but had to keep the news under wraps.
   â€˜It honestly feels like a dream to represent such an iconic beauty brand: it is an incredible honour and quite humbling,’ she says.
   She also features in a 13 pp. editorial shot by Patrick Demarchelier in the December 2014 issue of Vogue.
   Jenner had first walked in Marc Jacobs’ fall 2014 show, then at the Chanel haute couture show, followed by an advertising campaign for Givenchy for autumn–winter 2014. She has since walked for Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi. She has worked with photographers such as Demarchelier, Mert & Marcus, Mario Sorrenti and Mikael Janssen, and has appeared in Love, Vogue Paris, W, and Interview.
   She follows in the footsteps of luminaries including Willow Bay, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liu Wen, and Julia Roberts.

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November 15, 2014

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin unveil collaboration with Barneys New York, Madison Avenue

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Neil Rasmus and Billy Farrell, of BFAnyc.com

Barneys New York unveiled its collaboration with film director Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy Award-winning production designer Catherine Martin, christened Baz Dazzled, at its Madison Avenue store.
   Luhrmann, Martin and Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman, have taken holiday themes and, according to Barneys, in true Luhrmann style, ‘turned them upside-down into a world of fantastical characters, enchanted environments, and luxurious, metallic textures.’
   â€˜From the first time my wife Catherine Martin and I found ourselves in New York back in the ’80s, we always marvelled at the way Barneys took the familiar and managed to turn it on its head. This way of seeing the world is somewhat akin to our own creative philosophy,’ said Luhrmann. ‘Here we are now, so many years later in our adopted home, honoured to join the pedigree of artists, performers, and creative organizations which have collaborated with Barneys, to take the familiar and turn it on its head.’
   Urbanized woodland creatures, including a b-boy elf, a “true owl” who always speaks the truth, a graffiti-ing squirrel, and Celestina the ice princess, inhabit a fantasy world ruled by the Luna and Solar queens. There is a series of live performances and interactive theatre in each of the Barneys windows.
   The themes for the four windows are love (Elphresh the elf pursues his impossible love, Elfemeral), beauty (the Spirits of the Snow, by artist Anthony Howe), truth (Truth, an eight-foot-tall steampunk true owl, by artist Chris Cole), and freedom (a trapped ice princess dreams of freedom).
   The Madison Avenue store’s façade ties in to the theme, with the Solar and Luna queens singing out of two Juliet balconies on the second floor.
   Music for the performances is provided by a cappella group Pentatonix, ­comprised of vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan, and beatboxer Kevin ‘K. O. Olusola­who, who exclusively scored and recorded custom versions of classics. In addition, Pentatonix provided vocals to several characters.
   Costumes have been created by Zaldy, who worked with Martin. The performances were directed in collaboration with Luhrmann, Martin, Barneys New York, and Andrew Katz.
   A limited-edition Baz Dazzled XO Exclusively Ours collection of luxury holiday dĂ©cor and gifts is available on the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue store, select Barneys stores nationwide, and Barneys.com. Items include an engraved Berti champagne sabre, a knit rabbit throw by Adrienne Landau, Studio DKS pillows, children’s costumes, stuffed animals, and exclusive Prada-created fur-lined sleeping bag and luxury picnic set.
   Pentatonix sang at the unveiling, singing, with the Luna and Solar queens, Madonna’s ‘Holiday’.
   Celebrities and VIPs at both the unveiling and the Central Park Zoo dinner afterwards included Richard and Lisa Perry, Amy Sacco, Aurelie Bidermann, Dakota Fanning, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, Deborra-Lee Furness, Dennis Freedman, Estelle, Giovanna Battaglia, Stefano Tonchi, Jessica Joffe, Kate Foley, Lily Kwong, Meryl Poster, Michael Avedon, Pat Cleveland, Simon Doonan, Max Osterweis, Victoria Justice, Wendi Deng, Zani Gugelmann, Madison Guest, Victoria Justice, Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Michael Avedon, Dorian Grinspan, Virginia Smith, Carter Elwood-Etherington, Breken Elwood-Etherington, Jennifer Zuccarini, Edward Menicheschi, Hailey Gates, Bronson van Wyck, Charles Rockefeller, Allese Thomson, Knight Landesman, and Brooke Garber Neidich.
   Twenty-five per cent of sales from Baz Dazzled holiday products will be donated to Room to Read, a literacy organization helping children in developing countries.



































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November 13, 2014

Fadwa Baruni celebrates UAE National Day with new collection

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Designer Fadwa Baruni has launched a UAE National Day-themed collection in association with Professionelle Boutique in Dubai Mall, available from November to the day itself on December 2.
   The dress design features the colours of the country’s flag, using silk and other high-quality fabrics. It features red, black and white, with a deep shade of green.
   Iraqi actress Alaa Shaker will promote the dress, while photographer Mohammed Al Marzouqi and Poupa Salon & Nail Spa have contributed to the promotion.
   Professionelle Boutique is on level 1 of the Dubai Mall, facing Shakespeare & Co.

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November 12, 2014

Georgia Alice wins 2014 DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship

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Sam Lee

Top Megan Wildermoth (DHL), Georgia Currie (Georgia Alice), and Dan Gosling (Stolen Girlfriends’ Club). Centre Garments from Georgia Alice during the judging session. Above Georgia Currie explains her collection to the judges.

Georgia Alice has won the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship for 2014, taking home the NZ$10,000 prize in international freight, along with coaching in freight and logistics. Sly Guild and Lucy McIntosh were first and second runners-up, with prizes of NZ$1,500 and NZ$500 respectively.
   Georgia Currie, the winning label’s designer, has been operating her label from Christchurch since 2012, after a stint in the development programme at David Jones and training at Christchurch Polytechnic. Georgia Alice is carried at 24 retailers worldwide, including ones in New York and Los Angeles, and has featured in Vogue Australia, Elle Australia, Russh and Oyster.
   Currie said in a release, ‘I am beyond thrilled to have been awarded the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship. Georgia Alice currently has stockists throughout Australasia and North America, and over the next 12 months with the amazing additional support from DHL, Georgia Alice will be able to confidently continue to export and maintain growth internationally. I am overwhelmed that my brand has been selected and so excited for the future. A huge thank-you to the judges who saw the potential in my brand, and of course to every girl out there wearing Georgia Alice.’
   Dan Gosling of Stolen Girlfriends’ Club, one of the judges and the inaugural winner of the DHL scholarship in 2008, said, ‘The momentum Georgia’s receiving reminds me of what it was like at the beginning with Stolen Girlfriends’ Club. She’s definitely at the tipping-point in terms of her brand. But at the heart of it her collections are strong—you can tell if a garment is a Georgia Alice piece. I could see her being the next Karen Walker.’


Sam Lee

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