Top Peter Trevalyanâ€™s Mimetic Brotherhood. Above left The jazz entertainers at the post-launch function. Above right Sculptor Peter Trevelyan.
The Wellington Sculpture Trust unveiled Peter Trevelyanâ€™s Mimetic Brotherhood outside Te Papa on Wednesday. A kinetic sculptureâ€”which changes thanks to hydraulicsâ€”it replaces Green Islands by Regan Gentry, which had stood at the same location until last month.
Trust chairman Neil Plimmer said of the rotating sculptures, â€˜It would be for the Southern Hemisphere at least the counterpart of the famous sculpture rotation on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Londonâ€”which currently features the New Zealand war hero Sir Keith Parks.â€™
Trevalyan was the centre of attention at the function that followed the unveiling, attended by luminaries including Mayor Kerry Prendergast and Dr Claudia Orange.
On February 11, Kate Moss and Longchamp showcased their new collaboration at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris. On the same day, the company had done the same at Selfridges in London, with both stores featuring a modern, zebra-themed area in which customers can check out the bags close-up.
Paris shoppers can ﬁnd Longchamp located at the Mogador entrance of Galeries Lafayette. Large promotional graphics from the campaign adorn not only the exterior on Boulevard Haussmann, but down from the famous domed roof inside the store.
The launch of the Longchamp suite at Galeries Lafayette on the Grands Boulevards follows the January 27 announcement of the co-branded Kate Moss for Longchamp collaboration at the Ritz.
Moss herself had modelled for the brand before. This was her ﬁrst designer collaboration with the company.
The video below features behind-the-scenes footage from the commercial.
From what we could tell, only two celebritiesâ€™ names were bandied about after the Love Ball last night: Natalia Vodianova, for being the face of the De Beers Magic Moment necklace, and Elizabeth Hurley, for wearing a see-through sariâ€”recalling that 1994 moment when she wore a revealing Versace dress held together with safety pins. There are more celebrity pics in the main part of the Lucire website.
New Zealand Red Crossâ€™s Annual Appeal sees red items featured on auction site Trade Me from March 1, in addition to its traditional street collectors who hit the streets beginning the same day.
Running till the 10th, the online auction features a ruby necklace, 12 monthsâ€™ free parking at any Wilson car park, Helly Hansen jackets, a mountain biking adventure in the Red Woods, three armfuls of red roses, a red Zambesi dress, a red Nokia from Vodafone and a weekendâ€™s use of a red Mini Cooper convertible.
Fashion accessoriesâ€™ designer Tamsin Cooper, who donated an embroidered red overnight bag and accessories worth NZ$700, says the online auction is a way for people to show they care.
â€˜I know Kiwis will have fun bidding for the many fantastic items that are up for grabs so we can help make the Red Cross Annual Appeal a huge success,â€™ says Ms Cooper, whose bags, scarves and jewellery are hand-embroidered ethically in Vietnam.
Money raised will help fund both domestic and international projects, including sending New Zealand aid workers abroad and buying emergency relief supplies.
Donors can also call 0900 RED CROSS (0900 733-27) within New Zealand to make a NZ$20 donation, or head to www.redcross.org.nz to make a secure credit card donation.
The collectors will be out in force till the 7th.
Jewellery Shop Online has been very generous in offering all Lucire readers a 15 per cent discount on all costume and designer jewellery until midnight on March 31, 2010. To qualify for this offer, type in the coupon code LUCIRE on Jewellery Shop Online to claim your discount.
Owner Susan Salkeld explains, â€˜Jewellery Shop Online specializes in bringing variety, colour and glamour to the jewellery accessory market. Our prices are already up to 20 per cent lower than high street shops so a further 15 per cent should be very welcome in these recessionary timesâ€”allowing ladies to spoil themselves without feeling guilty!â€™
Designer collections include Krystal London, manufacturing exquisite designer jewellery using only the highest grade Swarovski crystals. Designer Kish Vasa has over 20 years of experience.
Susan has called upon the services of Lola Roseâ€™s leading modern jewellery creator, the highly talented Nicola Gewirtz, to offer pieces which catch the eye with great effect (right). And Gemini has gorgeous Swarovski crystal jewellery with chunky designs available.
Visit www.jewelleryshoponline.ie to buy.