To complete our video beauty stories for 2010, LancĂŽme make-up artist German Moyano has more tips, telling them to Camille Herman. In this programme, Hermann asks Moyano: how do you touch up your mascara when you are on the run to a party and can’t return home to ﬁx it? Moyano discusses the types of mascara and their functions, and then demonstrates his tips on Hermann.
Russian-born model Irina Shayk, who has been dating Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo since January, has appeared in La Senza’s latest lingerie shoot.
The 24-year-old WAG follows in the footsteps of Rebecca Romijn, Daniela PeĆĄtovĂĄ, Petra NÄmcovĂĄ, and Doutzen Kroes, who have all modelled for the brand.
The latest line stays with La Senza’s upscale styles, with solid colours and intricate lacing. As well as the traditional blacks and whites, there are pinks, pale blues and a steely blueâgrey that looks very on-trend for 2011.
La Senza is owned by Limited Brands, which also owns Victoria’s Secret.
Shayk is arguably best known for appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Volkswagen has released two Style packages for its Polo, Golf, Golf Plus and Golf Variant models in Germanyâwith Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld as its spokesman.
The limited-edition Style package, which has extra equipment to the value of âŹ3,200, features alloy wheels, fog lamps, tinted side and rear windows and a winter accessories. A Style Plus package adds a sunroof or panorama roof and different alloy wheels.
Matthias Becker, Volkswagen’s marketing manager, says that Lagerfeld is a ‘perfect ambassador’.
In a reverse of a recent CitroĂ«n C5 campaign, where the French cars were sold with tongue-in-cheek references to how “German” they are, the TVC shows Lagerfeld pondering how stylish the new models are, and assumes that they are French.
At the end of the TVC, Lagerfeld’s muse, Baptiste Giabiconi, whispers in his ear to tell him the cars are German.
Lagerfeld did not contribute to the design of the packages themselves.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet will travel the country on its two-yearly Tower Tutus on Tour. Between February and April, both cities and smaller towns around New Zealand will get to see dancers in smaller productions, including children’s ballet Pinocchio (choreographed by former dancer Toby Behan) and Verdi Variations (choreographed by ballet master Greg Horsman). Verdi Variations, set to music by Verdi, the tutus are hand-made by the RNZB wardrobe department.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet company is divided into two groups, one travelling the North Island and the other the South Island. Venues include community theatres and school gymnasiums.
Production manager Andrew Lees mentions that they have to take sewing machines for last-minute alterations, and ﬂooring.
More information can be found on the RNZB’s website, www.nzballet.org.nz.
Miss France 2011, Laury Thilleman, has been endearing observers in France with a series of interviews, most recently in a chat session with netizens on the website for Ouest-France.
And it’s the nude beauty look that she favours, keeping things as natural as possible.
She says that she washes her face with soap and hydrates carefully.
âI only put on light make-up, because I cannot see the point in hiding behind a monstrous layer,â she adds. She says she adds only a little bit of gloss, mascara and powder.
Thilleman says her hair is wavy, and that she leaves it as naturally as possible.
She credits swimming for helping with her look. ‘The sea water is very good for the skin. It dries those little imperfections. I love the wavy effect that saltwater gives to my hair.’
Complementing her passion for natural beauty is a commitment to sustainability. Thilleman is also a keen surﬁng and volleyball fan.
Here’s our view from HQ on a beautiful summer’s day in Wellington, New Zealand.
Merry Christmas to all our readers, clients and supporters.
Meanwhile, as a Christmas treat, Polish correspondent Joanna Mroczkowska has ﬁled her ﬁrst report, on menswear designer Konrad Parol. Surf over here to have a read about his spring–summer 2011 collection.
Above Mercedes-Benz’s C-Klasse models have had a refresh for 2011. Below One of the previous model’s biggest bugbears for us, the interior, has been given a revamp, making it feel more upmarket.
Mercedes-Benz has released details of its revised 2011 C-Klasse, with 2,000 components distinguishing it from the outgoing model.
There are nipâtucks to the exterior with a more prominent grille and the hint of a V shape with the central air intake, but the best is saved for inside. One of our qualms about the current model was its plain interior; this has ﬁnally been addressed, and the new Cs have a new dashboard and better trim, making it feel more premium. Mercedes-Benz says that there is inspiration from the larger CLS-Klasse models.
The range is claimed to be more miserly on fuel, with a 31 per cent improvement on consumption. This has been achieved through weight reductionâthe bonnet is now in aluminium, for instanceâand stopâstart as standard. All automatic versions will have Mercedes-Benz’s seven-speed gearbox.
More safety features have been built in, including the drowsiness detector that appears in the larger E-Klasse. Lane-keeping and parking assist are now included. The COMAND in-car computer has internet access for the ﬁrst time, accessed through the user’s cellphone.