Reality star Kim Kardashian and basketballer Kris Humphries will divorce after 72 days of marriage.
Neither side has stated the reasons, though the usual celebrity “sources” have speculated they were either Humphries’ unwillingness to participate in the Kardashian brand, or an argument over where to set up home.
Kardashian ﬁled for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, with the news conﬁrmed by Keeping up with the Kardashians executive producer Ryan Seacrest.
Kardashian said in a statement, ‘After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things donât work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.’
Humphries’ statement was one of surprise. He stated, ‘I love my wife and am devastated to learn she ﬁled for divorce. Iâm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. Iâm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.’
Three million viewers watched the couple’s wedding on television.
You know the festive season is approaching when Absolut unveils another stunning gift pack. This time, the famous Swedish vodka has launched Absolut Mode Edition, a limited-edition 700 ml gift pack, paying tribute to the world of fashion.
The stylized crystallic glass and a midnight blue textured silk cloth feature is inspired by fashion trends, and reinterpret the classic Absolut bottle in a very stylish way.
In the past, Absolut has worked with Tom Ford, Versace, Stella McCartney, and Jean Paul Gaultier, and locally, with Adrian Hailwood, Lonely Hearts, Federation and Huffer.
The Mode Edition packaging is expected to become a collector’s item. The gift pack will go on sale mid-November in New Zealand at leading liquor outlets, retailing at NZ$39Â·99.
Absolut has published a cocktail recipe to coincide with the launch of Mode Edition, by New Zealand mixologist Chris Harrop.
Absolut Mode 45 ml Absolut Vodka 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 10 ml elderﬂower cordial Top with soda Build ingredients over ice in a tall glass, and garnish with a thin cucumber slice.
Our Milano-based photographer, Thomazâa.k.a. Thomas Salmeâhas introduced us to model Evgeniya Shcherbakova, with whom he has done some work.
She has a fascinating history. While we’ve seen beauty contestants going for their master’s and Ph.D. degrees, Evgeniya Shcherbakova, 26, is an architect.
Originally from Vladivostok, Shcherbakova won a 2011 pageant called Miss Runet held in Moskva, but she has represented her home town in Miss Russia in 2009. She has also won the top model award in Miss Supranational 2010.
At the Miss Runet competition, Estet Jewellery’s president, Gagik Gevorkian, chaired the jury, providing jewellery to the winners. He also awarded Shcherbakova the title of Miss Estet, in his mind the contestant to best convey the Estet brand.
According to her, she only had her hair and nails done for the Miss Runet competition, yet managed to take out top honours.
Shcherbakova measures 35-25-37 (90-63-93), is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall and weighs 119 lb (54 kg).
Above Evgeniya Shcherbakova photographed with the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. Below Taking top honours at Miss Runet.
Above Alexa Chung, in Chanel, after winning the 2010 British Style Award.
The British Style Award is now open to public voting, raising funds for Save the Children.
The award goes to the person ‘who most embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital,’ say the organizers. Last year, Alexa Chung won the prize. She is among the nominees this year, along with Adele, Florence Welch, Stella McCartney, Lara Stone, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, and Vivienne Westwood, among others.
Both Vodafone, as a sponsor, and the organizers of the British Fashion Awards, are encouraging voters to donate to Save the Children, either through its Just Giving web page, or Vodafone’s Just Text Giving. Texters can send an SMS message with the code BFAS99, followed by the donation amount, to the number 70070 (e.g. text BFAS Â£5 to 70070 if one wishes to give Â£5).
Voting closes at midnight on November 9. Winners will be announced on the evening of November 28 at the Savoy.
Above Dunedin, New Zealand’s Undone is the latest new label to keep an eye on.
Elise Barnes and Rachel Webb are the talented designers behind young New Zealand label Undone. After studying fashion together at Otago Polytechnic, the two decided on a joint venture, after each being invited to show a collection at ID Fashion Week in Dunedin early this year. Taking elements from each of their polar opposite concepts, they are then Undone and modiﬁed into a joint creation. This is essentially the driving idea behind their label.
The pairâs latest collection, A Dream within a Dream, is based upon the poem by Edgar Allan Poe and encapsulates both designers’ themes beautifully. The collection has aspects of romance and femininity with soft silks and detailing whilst also managing to be moody and androgynous.
A duo to watch out for, you can view their full collections at their Facebook page or their WordPress blog.
Meanwhile, every classic needs an upgrade: Napoleon Perdis has relaunched its best selling Auto Pilot skin primer in beautiful new gold packaging. Inside is the same brilliant skin smoothing formula, with ingredients of vitamin E, chamomile and yarrow extracts, just with a glamorous makeover.
Use Auto Pilot as a cream cleanser to remove existing foundation and reapply to gain a healthy evening glow. A Napoleon beauty tip: mix primer with a touch of foundation for a DIY tinted moisturizer.
The Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer retails for NZ$58 and is available at Farmers counters.
Finally, OPSM tells us that it has scored an Australasian first: 80 per cent of its sunglasses can now be ﬁtted with optical lenses. Launched earlier this month, prescription sunglasses can now be ordered via OPSM, with a starting price of NZ$249. Visit OPSM at www.opsm.co.nz or call 0800 696-776 in New Zealand to book an appointment.âKatherine Thomson