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.’
B Type represents a new concept in jewellery design based on personal blood type. Conceived in Milano, the collection is made solely in Italy to the best creative and artisanal standards. ‘You are what you bleed’ is their headline, representing both the collection’s concept and the brand’s philosophies. These pendants sees your blood type as a code that represents you, used as an identification as well as a celebration of the self, on the basis that blood is an element which keeps us alive and connects us.
B Type jewellery is purely a collection of silver pendants. The blood type code is engraved on these in modern text through old-style craftsmanship. The pieces are timeless, an excellent gift for a loved one being a meaningful and personal gift, suitable for the young and old and both women and men. The drop shape of the pendants creates a delicate look to the pieces as well as representing a drop of blood. B Type’s packaging is intentionally provocative, with the use of blood-bank-type plastic bags with the delicate jewel safely inside. The packaging and the jewels themselves aim to create awareness of one’s own blood type in case of emergency. They also elevate the importance of the free gift of giving blood.
B Type’s designer, Arianna Callegari, a trained architect, intends to work on a collection incorporating alternative materials such as gold and diamonds. Callegari aims for all her pieces to be special and unique, like one’s blood type. The current collection, shown in Dubai on October 10, is now available.âAnna Deans
The Serpentine Gallery summer party yesterday, hosted by L’Wren Scott at Hyde Park, London, featured numerous A-list celebrities, including supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, actor couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, HRH Princess Beatrice, Bip Ling, Eva Herzigova, Karen Elson, Jessie Ware, Nadja Swarovski, Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Tracey Emin, Donna Air and James Middleton, Daisy Lowe, Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Irons, Joanne Froggatt and James Franco. Jake Bugg and Findlay performed live music at the event.
Parker wore a flapper dress and recalled the 1920s, while Moss wore a leopard-print black dress.
Scott was accompanied by partner Mick Jagger, and his daughters Jade and Georgia May. Bianca Jagger, Jade’s mother, also attended.
The pavilion was an angular, geometric design this year, designed by Sou Fujimoto.
V-Energy has a humorous campaign breaking today that blends our wired, social media-savvy culture with the real worldâand not necessarily with the right consequences.
Itâs very well timed. The campaign breaks soon after Facebook announced it would begin supporting hashtags, the six-year-old invention that began on Twitter that purported to categorize messages. The hashtag has since been misused, almost to indicate oneâs inner thoughts.
V-Energyâs campaign takes that to a new level, with people venting with hashtags, internet slang (the word pwned is uttered), and trollingâthe behaviour of netizens, usually with anonymity, to provoke disagreement. The comments have come from real-life references, including online gaming, Twitter, and YouTubeâwhere plenty of trolling can be found.
The actors in the new commercial troll, as online behaviours seep in to the real world. V-Energyâs pitch is to âsilence the trollsâ, with the shush-kitten, an online troll antithesis.
Users are invited to check in to V-Hab, a new website where there are âtreatmentsâ for trolling, in the hope that that dark energy can turn into something brighter in real life. V-Hab is what the company describes as an âonline troll rehabilitation clinic âŠ to diagnose and treat different kinds of online trollisms.â
The site is actually quite sophisticated: thereâs a comment converter built around the film, which can convert negative trolling comments into positive statements. Programmers used Python to build the converter over six weeks and V-Energy believes it could contain âthe largest database of profanity known to mankindâ. It could be an interesting test for all those who have gone to swear words first when receiving a foreign-language dictionary.
Thereâs a âdiagnostic roomâ to analyse what kind of troll one is dealing with, while V-Hab also offers a De-troll Your Life browser extension, which uses the comment converter and applies them to other parts of the internet, âto help avoid a relapse.â V-Habâs âtroll interventionâ features a Facebook app on which netizens can silence their trolling friends.
Check out V-Energyâs humorous video below, and check into V-Hab here.
The honeymoon destination for HRH Princess Madeleine and her new husband, Anglo-American financier Chris O’Neill, remains a mystery.
The royal couple, who were married in Stockholm on Saturday in a very public, televised ceremony, held a reception that went into the small hours of Sunday, according to sources.
HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, HRH Prince Carl Philip, and the groom gave speeches during the reception.
Reports indicate the reception continued till 5 a.m. and that the couple left in secrecy from Drottningholm for the airport.
It is believed that the first stop was the UK, but no one knows where they have gone since. The Royal Court has refused to comment, but one royal-watcher believes they have gone to the Caribbean for their honeymoon.
Both Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill are well connected, and could have been lent a home for their use.