Giorgio Armani has released its winter 2010 eyewear collection, all with a slight â€™50sâ€“â€™60s retro style, paying tribute to designs in its archives. The ﬁrst collection comprises thirteen menâ€™s and one womenâ€™s models. (Below are the menâ€™s styles ﬁrst, with the womenâ€™s style at bottom.)
Left Jean-Luc Colonna dâ€™Istria of Merci. Right Medinge director and MIP dean Pierre dâ€™Huy translates for Dominique BenoÃ®t of Pictet et Cie. Below The Brands with a Conscience certiﬁcate, designed by UfﬁndellWest.
The Medinge Group had a slightly smaller Brands with a Conscience ceremony today at the Management Institute of Paris, reﬂecting the international nature of the winners. Many were scattered around the globe and unable to attend the ceremony, though two of the European winners made it to the French capital to collect their awards in person: Jean-Luc Colonna dâ€™Istria of Merci and Pictet et Cie.â€™s Dominique BenoÃ®t.
Stanley Moss, CEO of the Medinge Group, noted that it was remarkable that in a year of ﬁnancial crises, there were two winners from that sector that were doing good. Apart from Pictet, the Co-op Bank received a Brands with a Conscience award.
The seventh annual awardsâ€™ programme also honoured Alibaba Group, Marks & Spencer (for its Plan A initiative), SAP and Selco Solar Pvt. Ltd. Muna Abu Sulayman won the Colin Morley Award and a letter from her was read out in absentia by Medinge member Simon Nicholls.
Medinge founder Thomas Gad noted that the Awards had become so successful that they had spawned at least one imitator.
While Lamborghini released news of its Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni in the middle of last year, this is the ﬁrst time weâ€™ve been able to get our hands on it. Or, more accurately, our occasional contributor Thomaz, who recently took a few shots of it.
Unlike most of us when we take pictures of cars, he turned his snapshots into a full-ﬂedged shoot, which, while not quite the sort of fashion editorial that might appear in our print-edition pages, do show off the vehicle well.
The Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni is named for the companyâ€™s famous test driver, who has worked on every model the Santâ€™ Agata car manufacturer has put out since 1973. Power output is 550 hp, with a top speed of 320 km/h. Production is limited to 250 units worldwide, which makes this the rarest of the Gallardo models.
Above, from top The venue at the Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin. The Trio Style Nite team. On the stage. Below Trio creative director Reinhard Olschowsky.
While we did not attend Berlin Fashion Week, we did get some images courtesy of Trio Hair & Company.
Last Friday, to conclude Berlin Fashion Week, Michalsky held his Style Nite.
Michalsky did what he did best: be the showman. His autumnâ€“winter 2010 show featured a stage-musical production on German history. Trio worked backstage on the hair.
Trio also worked on the hair for Lala Berlin and Kaviar Gauche.
Jane Iredale has introduced its Sample Starter Kit, a good way to get introduced to mineral make-up. The kits are available in Light, Medium and Dark, and feature Amazing base, the best selling PurePressed base, Lip Drink, lip colour, a PurePressed blush, eye shadow, under-eye concealer, lip plumper and three application brushes.
The kits are available nationally in the UK at Â£19Â·95. For stockists, call 44 20 8450-7111 or visit www.janeiredaleuk.eu.
Italian designer Daniela de Marchiâ€™s Anemone ring uses silver, bronze and copper, which allows for more distinctive shapes, according to her.
Using a patented process called Dropage, where heat is used to bring wax to a liquid state, then brought back to a solid one in tiny spherical drops, forged individually. Burnishes and varnishes give over 20 different colours, matched to gemstones.
De Marchi can be reached on 39 02 8699 5040 or through her website at www.danielademarchi.it.