A Lucire special promotion
Lucire has featured Moroccanoil for yearsâ€”we like to think we were one of the insiders that let readers know of this beauty range from Canada first.
Moroccanoil is known for its luxury hair care approach, with performance-driven formulas that help nourish and restore hair to a natural, silky finish. With modern environmental factors conspiring to hurt hair, Moroccanoilâ€™s light formula helps reverse those adverse effects.
When Moroccanoil first started, oil treatments for hair were rare, but founder Carmen Tal persisted, and the range has caught the attention of celebrities and hair professionals around the world.
Last month, Moroccanoil appointed its first ambassador, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who began gracing our pages at roughly the same time as the oil treatments. Itâ€™s a great campaign, because we finally get to see the real Huntington-Whiteley on a wider scaleâ€”sheâ€™s far more articulate and fun than you might expectâ€”and it taps in to an idea that everyone will find familiar.
The campaign asks viewers to create a brief video, hashtagged #inspiredbywomen, telling the world which woman has inspired them, sharing their stories. There are no gimmicks or prizes: the company wants to get these stories out and begins with its own six women, chosen by Tal herself, in a video series directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.
Huntington-Whiteley is one of the six, joined by Chrissy Beckles (who literally fights for abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, by going into the boxing ring to raise funds through charity bouts), Rebecca Welsh (whose HALO Foundation provides underprivileged children a chance to unlock their creativity), Kavita Shukla (whose FreshPaper venture has revolutionized food storage in 35 countries), Allyson Ahlstrom (who created Threads for Teens, a free boutique serving at-risk girls), and Jessica Matthews (who invented the Soccket, a soccer ball that creates electrical energy).
Says Tal, â€˜Inspiration is about feeling empowered. If we can empower women, the skyâ€™s the limit.â€™
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is the New Zealand judge and ambassador for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
Gellar, best known for her role in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and who made a notable impression in last year’s The Crazy Onesâ€”Lucireâ€™s favourite US sitcom of â€™13â€”alongside the late Robin Williams, joins a panel of judges including designer Alex Perry, TV host Jeremy Corbett, and Specsavers’ style ambassador Pip Edwards.
The competition is a search for the country’s most stylish spectacle-wearer, celebrating confidence and the love of glasses.
â€˜I canâ€™t wait to see New Zealanders stylish entries and help choose a winner,’ said Gellar in a release. ‘As an actress and a glasses-wearer myself, I know how important it is to be proud of your style and to love your frames. I like to look at glasses as an extension of individual style, a way to express a part of your personality that you can have fun with.’
The winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood, including NZ$1,000 spending money, and a new wardrobe of designer glasses from Specsavers.
Six finalists will each win a trip to Auckland to meet Corbett and a gift bag, including a voucher for an item from Fairley jewellery and two pairs of designer glasses from Specsavers.
Entrants are asked to submit selfies to the 2014 Spectacle Wearer of the Year website, at loveglasses.specsavers.co.nz.
Christina Hendricks had previously served as a Specsavers ambassador.
Hennes & Mauritz
Hennes & Mauritz, with its flagship Fifth Avenue store open in New York alongside other locations in the city, is collaborating with actress Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and stylist Johnny Wujek to kick off Fashion Week there.
Mara and Wujek will curate windows in nine H&M New York stores, and introduce their picks in select stores in the US, as well as online.
On September 4, they will meet fashion students at the Fifth Avenue store for a panel discussion, as the first event of Fashion Week. It also marks the launch of the H&M Studio range for autumnâ€“winter 2014â€“15.
The pair are close friends and H&M says the windows will reflect their personalities: Mara with a chic, approachable sensibility, and Wujek with bold and quirky styles.
Their inspiration has come from black-and-white photography of New York’s cityscape, and its light projections, bridges and building windows.
â€˜It was a no-brainer for us to work together on this as we both have a true appreciation for accessible high fashion and our favorite city of New York,’ said Mara in a release.
Wujek added, ‘Immediately I said yes to work on this incredibly creative project with H&M and Kate. H&M is a pioneer in the field of fashion and being asked to creative-direct their store windows for the opening of New York Fashion Week was my Mannequin dream come trueâ€”one of my favourite movies growing up. I can’t wait for people to walk by and see the beauty we make in the H&M windows.’
Hennes & Mauritz
Lucire issue 27, with Gal Gadot, photographed by Andrew Matusik.
Director Zack Snyder has revealed the first official image of former Lucire cover girl Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, in the upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
Gadot, a former Miss Israel who is best known for her role in the Fast and Furious films, takes on the Wonder Woman mantle after a false start under David E. Kelleyâ€”his TV Wonder Woman pilot starring Adrianne Palicki was never aired. On the small screen, Lynda Carter’s portrayal in the 1970s was the best known, and remains the image non-comic book fans have of the character, but there is yet to be a proper big-screen adaptation (even though Superman has had six outings and Batman, in the modern era, has had seven).
The new film, to be released in two years’ time, is getting its publicity unusually early, but it gives the studio time to build greater momentum for its 2016 release. Warner Bros. is expected to use Dawn of Justice as a springboard for other film series based on the DC Comics characters.
Photographs of actress Riley Keough modelling for de Grisogono at the Grand Hyatt HÃ´tel Martinez, where she was based during the Festival de Cannes in May 2014, have been released.
Using one of the suites, Keough modelled wearing various de Grisogono jewellery items, including the latest Allegra line (in Lucire issue 33), as well as designs from the Gocce and Gypsy collections.
Paris-based Italian photographer Emanuele Scorcelletti, well known for his portraits and his work with luxury brands, photographed Keough.
The Allegra collection is â€˜Dedicated to a new generation of women, who dare to express their radiance, and explore different shapes and jewelled expressions of their individuality,â€™ says de Grisogono.
Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, began her modelling career in her teens, and first appeared on an international runway for Dolce & Gabbana.
Her acting dÃ©but was in The Runaways (2010), and she soon landed the female lead in The Good Doctor (2011) opposite Orlando Bloom. She has recently completed filming on Mad Max: Fury Road, alongside Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
French actress Eva Green is the face of the 2015 Campari calendar, entitled Mythology Mixology. Campari is teasing the calendar with behind-the-scenes images and a video, featuring Green, announcing the project.
This 16th edition has been photographed by Julia Fullerton-Batten, an acclaimed fine art photographer, and the first female who has shot a Campari calendar.
The 12 months celebrate Campari’s history and its best loved classic cocktails. Each month tells the story behind the cocktail, with anecdotes and trivia.
Campari believes that there has been a classic trend over the last decade, and an interest in history, which the calendar attempts to tap into.
While some may dispute the presence of a classic trend, Campari has been on the pulse in recent years with its calendars. Notably, in 2008, Jessica Alba appeared in its 10th anniversary edition. Other calendar stars include Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Milla Jovovich, PenÃ©lope Cruz and Uma Thurman.
Green, whose Penny Dreadful series is currently netting her headlines in the lead role of Vanessa Ives, came to prominence in Bertolucci’s The Dreamers (2002), and as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006), for which she won a BAFTA. She has recently been seen in 300: Rise of an Empire and will soon be seen in Sin City: a Dame to Kill for.
â€˜To work with an iconic worldwide brand such as Campari is an honour and a privilege. There is something very special about this yearâ€™s theme as it strikes a compelling and almost magical balance between the classic and the contemporary. At the root of each image is this rich sense of history behind each of Campariâ€™s best-loved cocktails but they are presented in a way that is ultra-modern, exuding imagination and style. Itâ€™s a thing of incredible beauty and clearly shows that whilst some of these recipes are over 100 years old, they are still relevant to and adored in todayâ€™s world,’ said Green in a release.
Fullerton-Benton is known for her series, Teenage Stories (2005), which followed the transition of a teenage girl into womanhood. Campari says that the photos will carry her hallmarks of creative settings, unusual locations and cinematic lighting.
â€˜Campari has always had an inherent ability to recreate itself and keep the brand image fresh, inspiring and imaginativeâ€”a goal I constantly strive towards in my own work, too. This yearâ€™s theme was an interesting challenge, as there was an important job to do in terms of taking historical anecdotes and invigorating them with a modern edge. Iâ€™m confident we managed to strike that delicate balance with this yearâ€™s imagery,’ says Fullerton-Batten.
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari says, ‘Though there has always been a sense of timelessness around our classic cocktails, weâ€™ve been hearing reports from bartenders all over the world that there has been a surging popularity for classic recipes like the Negroni and the Americano. This yearâ€™s Campari Calendar is designed to celebrate those enduring recipes and the heritage behind them, so weâ€™re very much looking forward to unveiling it later in the year.’
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