Top Peter Trevalyanâs Mimetic Brotherhood. Above left The jazz entertainers at the post-launch function. Above right Sculptor Peter Trevelyan.
The Wellington Sculpture Trust unveiled Peter Trevelyanâs Mimetic Brotherhood outside Te Papa on Wednesday. A kinetic sculptureâwhich changes thanks to hydraulicsâit 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, âIt would be for the Southern Hemisphere at least the counterpart of the famous sculpture rotation on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Londonâwhich 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.
Top Ken Robinson gets to showcase his designs in Beverly Hills. Above Robinson with Jason Ritter and his girlfriend.
Ken Robinson of Robinson Designer Goldsmith, New Zealandâs most innovative ﬁne jeweller and a long-time friend of Lucire, has been on a quest to get his gravity-defying designs in diamonds and precious gems into the hands and ensembles of top Hollywood talent. This journey led him to join forces with savvy event planner Anita Talbert (another friend of the Lucire family) for their dazzling precursor to Lozziâs landmark Night of 100 Stars Oscar night viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In some ways, our beloved Ken followed in the footsteps of fellow Kiwi Sir Peter Jackson, as he headlined this show and was a real-life Lord of the Rings, as well as earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and other stellar offeringsâforged into rainbow hued skulls, whimsical animals, ﬂora, fauna and a few sparkling butterﬂies that looked as if they came right out of the mind of Mariah Carey (in fact, Ken had her in mind when designing those exquisite sparklers). He scored points with such luminaries as Natalie Cole, Jason Ritter, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlene Tilton and others.
While Kenâs star shined bright in the land where Harry Winston once roamed the earth, other, others were on the rise, from LA-based Aussie couturiĂ¨re Kelly A. Swartz to the classic earthy gold and silver creations from Taber Studios, to art glass and silver treasures by Florida-based Accessoreez and casually dressy bling from i-Catcher by Vanessa Swarovski (granddaughter of Daniel Swarovski), to the supple Gucci-inspired bags from Cape Cod Leather (back from their triumphant appearance at the Distinctive Assets Grammy party), and swanky selection from our friend Charlie Lapson and vegan carry-alls from MontrĂŠal-based CherryBerry.
Anita also beckoned some other fabulous cast members, including stunning architectural eyewear from Italyâs Oberti (whose ofﬁces are Miami-based), sexy sportswear from Green Apple, Beach Bunny and Bejeweled, ShoeDazzle (Kim Kardashianâs new shoe-of-the-month club), Kathy Wilson Atelierâs modern formal wear and top European skin care lines Pevonia and Yonka. The cherry on top for this sweet affair was a cinematic Karaoke machine from Youstar, a fantastic personal green screen system sure to keep movie buffs entertained until the 2011 Academy Awards and their home version of Night of 100 Stars.âElyse Glickman
Above Kelly Ann Swartz, the Los Angeles-based, Australian-born couturiĂ¨re.
Top left Charlene Tilton models Accessoreez jewellery. Top right Lou Diamond Phillips. Above left Bejeweled shirt line rep. Above right Main sponsor Pevonia Botanica.
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 sariârecalling 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.
We have more news from several worldwide events. New York Fashion Week news tends to go to print, which is why we are a bit sparing online, though some info will head here. Doug Rimington has shot some lovely photographs for us from London, while Rola Saab will shortly report from Paris and Thomaz from Milano. And we expect to get extra news from De Beers for the Love Ball London, which is being held today.
By way of preview, the Love Ball is a charity event beneﬁting the Naked Heart Foundation. The event features an auction, where The Magic Moment Necklace, designed by model Natalia Vodianova and created by de Beers, will be offered alongside art from Marc Quinn, Anselm Reyle and others. The Magic Moment Necklaceâs central pendant features a 1Âˇ1 ct fancy intense pink heart-shaped diamond paired with a 3Âˇ06 ct white heart-shaped diamond and hand-set in delicate micropavĂŠ. The pendant dances on a chain of white gold studded with white, pink and yellow diamonds (totalling 1Âˇ81 ct, 1Âˇ65 ct and 1Âˇ94 ct respectively); part of the chain is detachable for versatility. The Magic Moment Necklace can be worn either as an intricate statement or a sophisticated pendant, says De Beers.
Says Vodianova in a release, âThe Magic Moment Necklace was inspired by that precious instant when two people meet and immediately connect. Two stunning De Beers diamond hearts ﬁt perfectly together becoming oneâsymbolic of a great love. I was reminded of the famous love poem by Pushkin and of the ﬁrst playground we opened when I saw the childrenâs happiness and excitement. That was a magic moment I treasure and I instantly knew that the Naked Heart Foundation would be an integral part of me.â
For further information about the Love Ball and the Naked Heart Foundation, visit www.nakedheart.org/loveball.
The Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) has announced that the fall 2010 season of Toronto Fashion Week will take place from March 28 to April 1.
The theme for the season is The Power of Style, says the Council, and the week will take place at 30 Ordnance Avenue, in Torontoâs Liberty Village neighbourhood.
The ofﬁcial name for the event is a mouthful: LG Fashion Week Beauty by LâOrĂŠal Paris.
The FDCC will use Twitter to send regular updates at @LGFWbyFDCC, and will continue to employ Facebook and its blog at www.lgfashionweek.ca. Live shows will also be streamed at the website.
Registration is through the ofﬁcial site or Ticketweb.
New Zealand Red Crossâs 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 weekendâs 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.
âI 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, âJewellery 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 timesâallowing 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 Roseâs 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.
Fan Bingbing wears Ralph & Russo springâsummer 2015 couture to the Chopard Trophy Party at the 2015 Festival de Cannes, on May 16, 2015. The white silk crĂ¨pe off-the-shoulder fishtail gown features cascading silk organza and gazar ruffles.
Taeyang at Chanel cruise 2015â16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/
Dita von Teese visits the Avakian suite during the 68th Cannes Film Festival at the Carlton Hotel on May 23, 2015 in Cannes, France.
Sara Sampaio attends the New York premiĂ¨re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
Niamh Adkins attends the New York premiĂ¨re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
Tilda Swinton at Chanel cruise 2015â16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/
At the 72nd Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica in Venezia, on September 4, 2015, Yvonne SciĂ˛ wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Photographed by Sebastiano Pessina.
Taylor Swift poses in the press room during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographed by Jason Merritt.
Giorgia Surina at the Hotel Villa Laguna during the 72nd Venice Film Festival, September 6, 2015. Photographed by Annalisa Flori/Getty Images.
Izabel Goulart in Georges Hobeika, at the premiĂ¨re of Ice and the Sky, on May 24, 2015. Jewellery by de Grisogono.
Suki Waterhouse arrives at the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio launch party, in London, July 23, 2015. Photographed by David M. Benett/Getty Images.