Above Scarlett Johansson at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.
Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson will not be eligible for the Golden Globes for her role in Her, which is released on January 10.
Johansson, who plays an electronic voice, ‘Samantha’, in the film, directed by Spike Jonze, is not seen on screen. The Academy Awards and Screen Actors’ Guild say she is eligible, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has decided otherwise.
The film is being released through Warner Bros. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore. Samantha, a Siri-like personal assistant, is his love interest.
Johansson has already taken the best actress prize at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma (Rome Film Festival) for her role in Her.
Andy Serkis, who, through CGI, played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and CĂŠsar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has been the subject of studio campaigns for their roles, but they have proved unsuccessful.
Johansson remains eligible for her role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon.
Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 12.
The exhibition, Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, opens today at Somerset House, London.
This marks the second time Lucire has covered an exhibition connected to the late editor and fashion patron. The earlier occasion, in 2008, saw curator Donna Loveday of the Design Museum look at Philip Treacy’s hats, and focused on the then Isabella Delves Broughton’s discovery of the designer. This second exhibition, with over 100 pieces, looks at Blow’s collection itself: it is her wardrobe, acquired by her friend Daphne Guinness, to stop it being sold at auction. Architectural firm Carmody Groarke designed the exhibition.
Guinness said, ‘This exhibition is, to me, a bittersweet event. Isabella Blow made our world more vivid, trailing colour with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence. When I visited her beloved clothes in a storage room in South Kensington, it seemed quite clear the collection would be of immense value to a great many people. I do believe that in choosing to exhibit them weâve done the right thingâand that it is what she would have wanted. I am doing this in memory of a dear friend, in the hope that her legacy may continue to aid and inspire generations of designers to come.’
After Blow’s suicide in 2007, Guinness, who had been friends with her for nearly a decade, sought to preserve her legacy and established the Isabella Blow Foundation.
Many of the garments shown are styled in exactly the way Blow wore them. She was known to only wear work from designers she liked or admired.
A catalogue will be published by Rizzoli to accompany the exhibition, edited by Alistair O’Neil, who curated the exhibition with Shonagh Marshall, with essays by O’Neil, Marshall, Prof Caroline Evans, and Alexander Fury, with new photography by Nick Knight. Graphic Thought Facility has designed the book, which is priced at ÂŁ40.
Blow began her career in the early 1980s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue. After she returned to London in 1986, she worked at Tatler, British Vogue, and The Sunday Timesâ ‘Style’. In addition to Treacy, whom she discovered at his graduation from Central St Martin’s in 1990, Blow is also credited for discovering Alexander McQueen (at his graduation from the school two years later), Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald, Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. She collaborated with photographers Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Sean Ellis.
The exhibition includes pieces from the designers she discovered, and is regarded as one of the most important private fashion collections of the era.
Film, recordings and projections at Somerset House take visitors back to the era, while miscellaneous items belonging to Blow, such as her Rolodex, are also on display.
Somerset House presents the exhibition in association with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central St Martin’s. It runs from November 20, 2013 to March 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a late night of 9 p.m. on Thursday. Some special hours apply over the Christmas and New Year period. Entry is ÂŁ12Â·50, and concessions are ÂŁ10 and ÂŁ6Â·25 on Mondays.
The video below looks back at Blow’s life, and includes Alexander McQueen’s La Dame Bleue collection from springâsummer 2008, which he dedicated to his mentor.
Bunteâs annual New Faces Award Fashion during DĂŒsseldorf Fashion Week has seen some very deserving winners in fashion, accessories and shoes.
In the Best Fashion Label category, Achtland, a Berlin label by Oliver LĂŒhr and Thomas Bentz, took the honours. They were awarded red panther statuettes and prize money of âŹ10,000.
Tom Zauke won in the Best Accessories Label category. Marion Henry, on the jury, said, ‘The pieces by Tom Zauke are very reminiscent of works of art. They are both visionary and sustainable.’
Best Shoe Design went to Joachim van Kann for his innovative shoe designs, and took home a cash prize of âŹ5,000.
The jury also included Eickhoff owner Susanne Asbrand-Eickhoff, Fashion Net DĂŒsseldorf’s Wolfgang Johannes Hein and Bunte editor-in-chief Patricia Riekel.
Furniture company Kare Design partnered with Bunte. Kare created a space in an Ibiza style, furnished with floor cushions, benches and lanterns, at which Bunte honoured the best up-and-coming designers.
Celebrities and guests attending included Kriemhild Siegel, Alexandra Polzin, Julia SchĂ¶nhofen, Olivia SchĂ¶nhofen, Nazan Eckes, Martin Obermeyr, Manuel Cortez, Frauke Ludowig, Guido Maria Kretschmer, Kena Amoa, Kai Ebel and Milla Wiegand, Thomas Rath, Sandro Rath, Jasmin Schwiers, Thomas Hayo and Jorge Gonzalez, Luca Gadjus, Aleksandra Bechtel, Franziska Knuppe, and Liz Baffoe.
DĂŒsseldorf Fashion Week sees some 1,000 guests, including celebrities, and was considered by Kare to be an opportunity to show its trend-setting style. Bunte holds the awards annually.
Just to show that interest in Cheryl Cole hasn’t dimmed, the British media have covered her 30th birthday party at Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, even if they have cobbled the story together via Twitter.
Britain’s sweetheart is looking a bit worse for wear in a photo with boyfriend Tre Holloway and Girls Aloud band-mates Kimberly Walsh and Nicola Roberts from the Twitter account of make-up artist Lisa Laudat.
Walsh herself Instagrammed the second photograph from the party.
Cole wore a white dress and high heels, while Holloway was in a dinner suit. Walsh wore a floral dress and Roberts is in a pattern print dress.
Reports say that Cole and co. partied till nearly 4 a.m. on Sunday and that the singer spent some ÂŁ50,000 to commemorate her landmark birthday. She had paid flights and accommodation for her closest friends to be with her.
Hakkasan is a nightclub and restaurant based at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The party continued in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The Swedish tabloid press has tracked down HRH Princess Madeleine and her new husband, Chris O’Neill, who are honeymooning after a grand Royal Wedding in Stockholm on Saturday.
The Royal Court, wishing to guard the newlyweds’ privacy, had remained silent on their travel plans, but Expressen has published photos taken via a long lens of the couple in the Seychelles.
They are at a private villa which retails for Kr 50,000 per night, says the newspaper. It is also reported that Mr O’Neill kept the destination a secret from his wife, and it was initially known only to him, the King and Queen, and a few select friends.
The venue had been chosen before by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and David and Victoria Beckham.
Today, the Princess’s official Facebook page requested privacy after expressing disappointment that photographs had been published.
Writing from her perspective, the message read, ‘We continue to thank everyone for their loving warmth and well wishes regarding our marriage. Sadly, the Swedish tabloid press have taken it upon themselves to destroy our privacy and place private photographs of us in their publications today. The one thing we wish is that, if only for these few days, our privacy can now be respected.’ The photograph above of the couple was published on the page, while supporters continued to wish them well.
Lucire, along with other media, are following the royal wedding today in Stockholm. HRH Princess Madeleine is marrying financier Chris O’Neill at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, in a more colourful, less formal affair than the 2010 wedding of her older sister, HRH Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel Westling.
Princess Madeleine wore a Valentino off-the-shoulder lace-detailed gown. The dress has been designed by Valentino Garavani, with a long train. It is made of pleated silk organza, with ivory Chantilly lace. The train, connected to her tiara, is 4 m long. The tiara has sprigs of orange flowers.
The bride held a bouquet of white roses, lilies of the valley and myrtle from Sofiero Castle.
Other brides who have worn Valentino include Jacqueline Onassis, in 1968, and the current Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in 2002.
The event’s floral arrangements have been created by florist Claes Carlsson, with 50 florists finishing their work last night.
Mr O’Neill, originally nervous while at the altar, beamed as he saw her escorted down the aisle by HM King Carl XVI Gustav.
Even though Lucire said that it would be hard for the bride to be upstaged, her niece, Princess Estelle, caught plenty of attention, and made noises while her mother, Crown Princess Victoria, read the first scripture.
The service, led Bishop Lars-GĂ¶ran LĂ¶nnermark in English and Swedish, saw a performance from Roxette’s Marie Frederiksson, singing ‘Ănnu doftar kĂ€rlek’.
The marriage itself was conducted in English and Swedish by the Bishop. The groom read his vows in English, while the bride read hers in Swedish.
After the couple were proclaimed married by the Bishop, Peter JĂ¶back performed ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’.
After the service, the couple appeared to cheers from the crowd gathered outside the Royal Chapel, and had their first public kiss before the cannons delivered the royal salute.
Guests included Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Martha Louise and her husband Ari Behn, representing Norway. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended from Denmark, the Earl and Countess of Wessex represented the UK, and Princess Takamado attended from Japan. Princess Charlene of Monaco was present in the front row, sitting with the Danish royals.
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