Still capturing plenty of attention, especially for her promotion of worthy social causes, Lady Gaga headed to Annabel’s in London last night in association with Belvedere Vodka and Product Red.
Gaga performed ‘Artpop’, ‘Dope’ and ‘Do What U Want’ from her new album Artpop, which was released last month, as well as her classic ‘Poker Face’, at a private concert at Annabel’s.
LVMH, meanwhile, launched its Belvedere Red Special Edition bottle. Proceeds from the sale of the limited-edition vodka bottles will go to the Global Fund to fight HIVâAids in Africa.
Celebrity guests included Adele, Sting and Trudie Styler, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Emma Watson, Bar Refaeli, Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Jessie J, Chelsea Davy, Boris Becker, Bryan Ferry, Hayley Atwell, Michael McIntyre, Emile Sande, Tinie Tempah, Christopher Kane, Natalie Massenet, Arizona Muse, Richard E. Grant, Philip Treacy, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Greene, Nicky Haslam, Irina Ambromavich, James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley.
Gaga had performed at the same venue in 2011 to launch her famed Born This Way album.
Charli XCX followed on with a special DJ set into the small hours of the morning.
Gaga notes, ‘I think it is very important to join the fight against Aids and HIV and think it is wonderful that Belvedere and Annabel’s are supporting and had this event this evening. The more we can educate people the more we control the problem. I think it is really wonderful they are involved and think all major corporations should join the fight.’
Spice up your summer festivities with the Body Shop’s new Christmas range. This special-edition collection includes the yummy aromas of ginger, cranberry and vanilla. These decadent delicacies burst with natural ingredients, delightful textures and gourmet scents.
The range includes three sumptuous flavours, the first being Ginger Sparkle. Here at Lucire HQ, we are overwhelmed by the ginger scent in the gourmet body butter especially. Although strong, it evokes notes of warmth and spice being infused with real ginger. Other Ginger Sparkle products include ginger root shower gel, body polish and shimmer lotion as well as hand lotion and wash. For all lovers of invigorating crystallized ginger, this range will be the perfect addition to your Christmas stocking.
Cranberry Joy is definitely my favourite of these festive summer scents. It is delectably sweet and fruity, incorporating ingredients both beneficial to the skin and with a Community Fair Trade certificate to boot. Products available in the cranberry scent include once again, body polish, body butter, shimmer lotion and shower gel with the addition of a lip balm for the ultimate soft and sweet lips. Cranberry Joy not only smells delicious enough to eat, it also infuses your skin with this blissful scent.
This Body Shop Christmas range can’t be complete without the sickly-sweet Vanilla Bliss products. Those who die for vanilla-bean baking will love the heart-shaped, luxurious Vanilla Bliss soap. The classic vanilla body butter is also available in this range as well as a variety of hand-softening solutions. The Vanilla Bliss scents subtlety fills the air and brings sweet deliciousness to everything it touches.
I will be getting my hand on some of these gloriously festive and yummy Body Shop treats. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas with the Body Shop’s special-edition collection. This Christmas range retails from as low as NZ$10, so you can create an ideal gift for anyone in your life. Available from your local Body Shop branch.âAnna Deans
Suzy Menkes, OBE will receive the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) Special Recognition Award this year, for her 25-year-long career at the International HeraldâTribune.
Menkes has been style editor for the newspaper, now rebranded as the International New York Times, since 1988, and is hugely respected by her peers and the fashion industry.
British-born, she is a graduate of Cambridge University, where she read English literature. Menkes was the university newspaper’s first female editor. Her official biography notes that she previously worked for The Times, the London Evening Standard, and The Independent.
As style editor, Menkes resides in Paris and holds the Legion d’Honneur in France. She has authored a number of books on fashion and the Royal Family.
In the BFC’s release, the industry praised Menkes, who tends to have a warm relationship with the industry, known for her fairness and journalistic integrity. Stephen Jones, OBE, whom Lucire publisher Jack Yan interviewed in issue 31, said, ‘Suzy is fashion. Suzy is the bench mark by which all others are judged. Few come close in authority, experience, judgement and hairdo.’
Chris Moore of Catwalking.com noted, ‘To say Suzy Menkes is to say fashion. It’s an honour to have worked for her to 25 years.’
Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and a contributing editor to Vogue, said, ‘Suzy is the fastest mover in the westâor east. I have only ever beaten her to the race backstage about three times in 15 years. The brain under that front-roll is a phenomenon. I’m in awe of the agenda-setting pieces she pens between Milan and Paris which both interrogate fashion’s motives and put it in its rightful cultural and economic place. Besides that, she’s the greatest defender of journalistic integrity, the greatest inspiration and the naughtiest wit I know.’
Simone Rocha said, ‘It is an honour to be reviewed by Suzy, her words are always astute and sincere. She has a true understanding of the beauty of fashion and her words make you believe in it.’
Susannah Frankel, fashion director at Grazia stated, ‘There are so many people reviewing fashion today but Suzy is still the person who, for me, best brings the clothes themselves to life. She is, of course, also brilliant at putting fashion into a broader cultural context but, if I miss a show, and read her commentary it’s almost as if I can see the collection in front of me. She makes that seem easy but it’s anything but. Add to that the fact that she is as sharp as a knife, as generous towards and interested in newcomers as she the big guns â¦ Suzy is an incredible journalist and an incredible woman.’
The British Fashion Awards, hosted by the BFC, takes place on December 2 at the London Coliseum. Nominees this year include Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, Raf Simons, Nicholas Kirkwood and Cara Delevingne. Tickets are available through www.britishfashionawards.com/tickets.
Above As shown on Facebook yesterday, a banner ad campaign has launched promoting the print and tablet editions of Lucire, even though issue 31 has been published for some weeks.
If you havenât checked it out already, you should do so: Lucire issue 31 is out. Since the print editions are collectible, limited editions, they donât really dateâwe still keep going back to earlier ones at the office as referencesâand have in-depth insights into the fashion world. Intelligently written, with an independent voice, and put together by a small global team, Lucire continues to pioneer as we hit the mid-2010s. That’s why you can also order it as a tablet edition. The latest issue features Summer Rayne Oakes on making an impact in the modelling world; a review of autumnâwinter looks by Tiffany Fernando, with visuals by Doug Rimington; an interview with Stephen Jones, OBE, one of the great names in millinery, by Jack Yan; Elina Lukasâs Copenhagen Fashion Week diary; Elyse Glickmanâs interview with Daisy Fuentes; and David Machowskiâs exploration of maple syruping in New England. Thereâs plenty more, including shoots by Angelika Buettner, Dorit Thies, Brett Stanley and Doug Rimington, including two styled by Lucire fashion editor Sopheak Seng.
The URL is now much easier to remember: lucire.com/print. You can order it for tablets or as a very exclusive print edition through this link, or at the link at the top of the page if you’re surfing on our full web edition.
Also easy to remember is our video player, regularly updated with entertainment, fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and tips. You can find that at lucire.tv: weâre finally putting that URL to the use we envisaged for it.
As we begin December, Lucire is getting our bases covered. Please let us know via Facebook or our feedback form if you have any thoughts or story ideas. Itâs the tip of the iceberg, as we have plenty more to announce in the New Year.