Monday was the ﬁrst full day for the Miss Universe New Zealand 2010 contestants at the Museum Hotel, beginning with interviews with Laura McQuillan of the NZPA and their ﬁrst choreography class with Sarah McIntyre.
During the daytime, the highlight was heading to Johnsonville Shopping Centre for a parade, arranged with the help of the mall management‚Äôs very helpful Tania (right). It‚Äôs been remarkably easy-going at J‚ÄôMall, which understands that the pageant has charitable aims and is, at its core, a community event.
It was the contestants‚Äô ﬁrst public appearance as a group, and went smoothly, ﬁnishing ahead of schedule.
NZPA also photographed the Johnsonville event for its members, while the Breeze, a radio station, covered it for its listeners.
Tonight, they had a style workshop with Samantha Hannah, who has served as the fashion editor of this magazine.
I rejoin the pageant on Tuesday afternoon and will Tweet from their next engagement (hashtag #missnz). Tickets are still available for the pageant ﬁnal at the Duxton Hotel on Saturday night‚ÄĒyou can reserve yours here. (Payment details are on the page.)
Pardon the opening title‚ÄĒsomething wasn‚Äôt quite right in the translation in this latest make-up tip from Lanc√īme. This week, Lanc√īme make-up artist Petr Blecha and beauty blogger Bjooti talk about applying concealer to camouﬂage imperfections and darkness. A new concealer in a compact duo that Blecha introduces allows your to mix the two shades to get the right colour to match your complexion.
Herm√®s has announced in a press release that Jean Paul Gaultier is working on his ﬁnal collection for the brand. The spring‚Äďsummer 2011 collection, unveiling this October, ends a seven-year partnership between Gaultier and the Herm√®s brand.
Herm√®s, however, remains the main shareholder of the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion house, holding 45 per cent.
Gaultier will focus on other projects, according to Herm√®s.
Christophe Lemaire has been appointed artistic director of Herm√®s women‚Äôs ready-to-wear from the autumn‚Äďwinter 2011 collection, says the company.
Hothair will launch a Jessica Simpson Bob Wig, created by Ken Paves, on QVC on May 30.
As part of the HairDo range, the bob is available in nine colours to suit most skin tones, says the company. The hair is made from a synthetic ﬁbre called Tru2Life, which can be styled wavy or straight.
The wig is already available online at www.hothair.co.uk, with a recommended price of ¬£89. It will also be available from Selfridges, Top Shop Oxford Circus, and selected wig shops and other major department stores throughout the country. It is also available at Hothair and Natural Images stores in the UK, or by mail order on 44 20 7403-4422.