Summer Rayne Oakes’s environmental short art film, Extinction (or eXtinction to give the official title), has just gone live at Vimeo and YouTube.
Summer Rayne, who appears in the 2013 Pirelli calendar shot by Steve McCurry, made Extinction in 2011, when it did the circuit at various film festivals across the world.
The film, directed by Clayton Haskell, is particularly beautiful and powerful, telling a story about our greatest environmental challenges. It briefly featured at Lucire last year as a teaser.
â€˜It reveals that the most pressing environmental issues are not happening thousands of years from now, but are in fact happening within our lifetimeâ€”and specifically, on the timeline of one young womanâ€™s life, from birth to death,’ according to its description.
The main link, at Vimeo, is https://vimeo.com/26854560; the YouTube version can be viewed at http://youtu.be/4IxFQGrzL4w. Extinction has also been released with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, with German, Italian and French in the coming month.â€”Jack Yan, Publisher
It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since Amy Winehouse’s tragic death aged 27 on July 23, 2011. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, says he will spend the first anniversary surrounded by friends and family.
â€˜It’s going to be very difficult â€¦ We’re going in the evening about 7.45 to Amy’s house with our rabbi. We’ll say Jewish prayers, which is normal, and then we’re going to go to Amy’s favourite jazz bar in London, Jazz after Dark, and we’re going to have a party there,’ he says.
Mr Winehouse has written a book about his daughter, Amy, My Daughter (below right), which was released earlier this month. He has also attacked the NHS in an Independent interview, saying, ‘If you’re an addict, you’re left to die. It’s an incredible indictment on our country that we leave people to their own devices. It’s worse than a scandal; it’s a disgrace. We’ve got to get people treated quicker.’
The publishing advances from the book have been donated by him to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which helps young people with addictions.
He said he had also used spiritual mediums to contact his daughter.
Sir Elton John has also paid tribute to Amy Winehouse, telling The Sun, ‘It’s incredible that it’s been a year. It’s one of the greatest tragedies. â€˜I saw her afterwards and said, “I’ve seen all the great singers, and you’re up there with all of them.” She never really recorded that much. She made two albums and bits and bobs which came out on Lioness, that’s it. You have to feel for her parents and family.’
Two further posthumous albums are planned.
During Amy Winehouse’s very brief career, she had received two Mercury Music Prize nominations, and won the Ivor Novello song-writing award, the Brit Award for best British female artist, the Mojo Award for song of the year, and an MTV award for artist of the year.
Above Taylor Swift performing on Allure of the Seas, last year. Swift, the biggest earner in music in 2011 in the US, got to the top slot through sales, royalties and touring. Below left Swift’s highly successful Speak Now album.
Top Kate Moss tests shades for the Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick collection. Above Shooting one of the visuals from the TVC, which we previewed last September.
It was the spring 2012 London Fashion Week at which Kate Moss ﬁrst told us about Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipstick collection. Moss also provided an interview, which we featured here on Lucire.
The range has now been launched in the US, with ﬁve shadesâ€”down from the 15 offered in the UK.
Rimmel says the lipstick line features what it calls a Black Diamond Pigment Complex, which gives more radiant colour, with added natural moisturizers and vitamins C and E.
The ﬁve shades are: 01, a deep brick red; 04, a royal purple; 08, a dusty rose; 12, a candy coral; and 14, a blushed nude.
The US price is $5Â·49, and the range is available at mass-market retailers and drugstores nationally.
Top Italian model Francesca Donetto, wearing Enrico Coveri, photographed by Thomas Salme. Above Francesca Donetto wears Federico Sangalli.
Francesca Donetto is one of many thousands of Italian young women who want to make it as a model in the hard fashion world of Italyâ€”and especially that of Milano.
I shot her latest photos in my studio in Milano last month and got to know a young girl full of beauty and passion.
Francesca is from Treviso, close to Venezia, and is born on December 10, 1992. Her measurements are 92â€“70â€“94 cm, or 36â€“27Â½â€“37 in. Her height of 182 cmâ€”6 ft in Imperialâ€”does not only make her a good model, but a skilled basketballer: she has played the sport for the last ﬁve years with considerable success. She love the cinema and is a very positive young woman, with a great vision, even in times like today. Even if she would like to make it in the fashion world, she says that it is not the most important thing in life.â€”Thomas Salme, Photographer
Simon Cowell has taken time out from his US X Factor duties to promote the Christmas single for the home edition.
Called ‘Wishing on a Star’, released on November 27, the single features The X Factorâ€™s 15 ﬁnalists, including Little Mix, Amelia Lily and Misha B.
One Direction and JLS, previous winners from the show, feature in the music video.
Cowell says all proceeds will go to children’s hospices.
Also in the Christmas spirit, New Zealand fashion brand Ruby has announced some items for the holidays, from a NZ$15 Christmas card set (of six), a pineapple tote bag at NZ$45 to a NZ$19 diary, in pink or red.