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.’
Lana Del Rey’s much-anticipated 30-minute film, Tropico, was released on Vevo today.
The singer, playing a modern-day Eve, stars alongside model Shaun Ross. The original preview in Lucire detailed a three-part story of sin and redemption. The three parts take place in four scenes: the Garden of Eden, the stripper club, the robbery, and the farewell.
The tracks from Del Rey’s Born to Dieâthe Paradise Edition are ‘Body Electric’, ‘Gods and Monsters’ and ‘Bel Air’, and the film gives greater context to the songs.
She pays homage to Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, who appear alongside John Wayne and Jesus Christ in the film, which was directed by Anthony Mandler. Mandler previously directed her videos for âNational Anthemâ and âRideâ.
The film is available for streaming on Vevo apps and Vevo.com exclusively.
At the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood for the Tropico premiĂšre, Del Rey also announced the title of her new album as Ultraviolence, but gave no details on release date or tracks.
Hennes & Mauritz says it will open a store in the Philippines, its first foray into the southeast Asian region. The flagship store will open in 2014 inside SM Megamall, Manila. The company has already inked the deal.
Another 2014 event is Women Expo Switzerland (WES), the only creative women’s exhibition in Switzerland, will take place on May 25 at the Messe ZĂŒrich.
With 700 mÂČ space, it will be dedicated to the fashion industry (both B2B and B2C) with direct sales, fashion shows and workshops, say organizers.
The previous edition saw over 100 exhibitors and attracted 1,000 visitors from Switzerland, the UK, Germany and France. Organizers presently seek exhibitors and visitors. Their website is at www.womenexpo.ch, and a video from the 2013 event (in German and English) is below.
Almost on the opposite side of the spectrum, publisher Jack Yan has a humorous look at the late Lewis Collins, whose passing was reported yesterday in the media, in Lucire Men. The actor was best known for his role in The Professionals, arguably the most macho TV show in 1970s Britain.
Finally, Victoria’s Secret says it has opened a beauty and accessories’ store at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, focusing on ‘iconic, fashion-forward range of beauty products and accessories designed for the modern jet-setter.’
Items include fragrances such as Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, Sexy Little Things Noir Tease, Victoria, and VS Fantasies, and lip glosses and body care products.
Looks like Lucire was on the pulse of the Zeitgeist again by talking about Taylor Swift in our latest print issue. The singer took home four awards at the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday: she was named Artist of the Year, Favourite Female Country Artist and Favourite PopâRock Artist, and won Country Album of the Year for Red.
Swift, 23, wore a strapless gold Julien Macdonald mini-dress from his autumnâwinter 2013â14 collection and Jimmy Choo sandals, with jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz, while Miley Cyrus, who recently turned 21, played it safe after her controversial MTV VMAs’ performance with a white Versace tuxedo and Yves Saint Laurent shoes. She was accompanied by her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Receiving her Artist of the Year award, Swift said, ‘My lucky number is 13, and so far you guys have made 2013 the most magical year of my life so far.’
Best dressed, we thought, was Katy Perry, looking red-carpet perfect in Oscar de la Renta with an Olympia Le-Tan clutch.
Our video shows Swift, Cyrus, Perry, Lady Gaga (making an entrance on a fake stallion), Heidi Klum, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Justin Timberlake took home three awards, One Direction won the Favourite Band, Duo or GroupâPopâRock and Favourite AlbumâPopâRock for Take Me Home. Rihanna won the inaugural Icon Award, which she received from her mother.