A second men’s fragrance has been launched under the Donald Trump name, called Empire by Trump.
Trump is a figure who divides opinions, but from the point of view of Parlux Fragrances, the company behind the scent, the tycoon has plenty of appeal for those who appreciate his confidence and perseverance.
Through a licensing arrangement with the Trump Organization, Parlux has introduced the scent, available at Macy’s throughout the US from this month. The range includes 1Â·7 oz and 3Â·4 oz eaux de toilette, and a deodorant stick, retailing from US$14 to US$62.
The scent features peppermint, spicy chai and apple at the top; orange flower and jasmine blended with tonka beans in the heart, and basenotes of amber and musk. Marypierre Julien developed the fragrance.
âDonald Trump’s success continues to grow as most recently demonstrated by the consistent ratings climb by this season’s Celebrity Apprentice on NBC,’ said Parlux Fragrances present Don Loftus in a release. ‘The Trump brand embraces a sense of style and sophistication which is reflected in this latest release, Empire by Trump.’
The Image Gate
Will.i.am’s star power saw him create I.am+, a brand for consumer products that link fashion and technology. A camera accessory for the Apple Iphone was introduced several years ago, and now Will.i.am can add a Gucci timepiece to its credits.
The new watch has been described as a a stand-alone ‘smartband’, untethered from a smartphone, by Gucci. So far only a concept has been shown at Baselworld, and planned functions include telephone, SMS, emails, music, maps, calendar, a fitness app, and a voice-activated personal assistant.
The musician noted, ‘I.am+ and Gucci Timepieces are setting the pace with our vision for a untethered wearable. In creating a device that is both fashionable and technologically advanced, we aim to define this category. I coined the term âfashionologyâ, a merging of the worlds of fashion and technology, and that is exactly what this collaboration with Gucci represents.’
StĂ©phane Linder, president and CEO of Gucci Timepieces, said, ‘Today, through this innovative collaboration with I.am+ and Will.i.am, Gucci Timepieces is fully embracing the future of wearable technology that is now ahead of us, with the objective of launching a wearable device concept that is a fashion accessory, incorporating the most comprehensive and advanced technological functionalities.’
L’OrĂ©al Professionnel has released its looks for autumnâwinter 2015 in New Zealand, with Jerry Hall leading the campaign, alongside model Helena Bordon and actress Loan Chabanol.
They are adapted from the company’s It Looks for autumnâwinter 2014â15 in the northern hemisphere.
Hall’s signature long blonde locks are gone as she adopts the Golden Lob look, which remains ‘chic and yet playful like Jerry Hall herself,’ says L’OrĂ©al Professionnel’s stylist Seb Bascle. Meanwhile, Bordon sports tousled waves and bangs and ash blonde tones, and Chabonol wears a new take on the pixie cut, with a copper shade which L’OrĂ©al Professionnel says enhances bone structure and features.
The Golden Lob works with naturally wavy hair and the blonde hue can be adapted to different skin tones. Bordon’s style helps refresh a blonde look, while the copper pixie is low-maintenance and highly adaptable.
Stylist Rebecca Brent of Willis York says, ‘The nice thing about this seasonâs It Looks is they are different but not too different from the springâsummer collection. ‘If a client wants to reinvent her pixie cut to the longer fringe and two tone block colour, it’s super-easy to update.
âThe long bob is such a versatile hairstyle it suits everyone. You can transform it to suit your moodâwavy, sleek, side part, ponytailâthe styles are endless.’
To find the nearest L’OrĂ©al Professionnel salon, visit www.lorealprofessionnel.co.nz.
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museumâs Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition has proven to be one of its most popular, with 70,000 tickets sold two days before it opened to the public.
The retrospective has 66 additional garments that were not seen in the earlier exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has an extra third more space.
The opening on Thursday night saw David and Victoria Beckham (video below), Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Salma Hayek and FranĂ§ois Pinault, Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor, Colin Farrell, Poppy Delevingne, Eva Herzigova and FKA Twigs attend.
Victoria Beckham wore a black strapless gown from her own collection at the V&A gala. Moss wore a design from the pre-autumn 2015 collection from the Alexander McQueen label, while Campbell donned a design from McQueen’s springâsummer 2007 collection.
Moss herself appears in holographic form in the exhibition.
For those who cannot get there in person, Tinie Tempah offers a private view on the BBC’s Iplayer, with a personal tour online on March 14, at 9 p.m.
McQueen committed suicide in 2010 on the eve of his mother’s funeral.
The exhibition, in partnership with Swarovski and others, runs from March 14 to August 2, with admission at ÂŁ16.
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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, playing Derek Zoolander and Hansel from their roles in the 2001 hit film Zoolander, appeared to spontaneous applause at Paris Fashion Week, where Paris editor Lola Cristall is compiling her full report.
The pair appeared on the catwalk at the Valentino ready-to-wear autumnâwinter 2015â16 show, and posed with their “blue steel” looksâa term popularized by the movie about the fictional male model, Derek Zoolander.
Stiller wrote and directed the original film, and it remains well known within the fashion industry.
A sequel will be released on February 12, 2016.
Stiller and Wilson posed with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour backstage.
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So many suites, so little time. However, one that was literally head, shoulders and eight storeys above the rest was the TMG International Red Carpet Ready Luxury Suite, which was very international in its products and its welcoming vibe for a carefully curated guest list of celebrities, VIPs and media. The set up atop the Beverly Hilton Hotel had a funhouse feelâalbeit a most glamorous funhouse for sophisticated fashionistasâwith each room having its own set of surprises that popped out at you.
TMG Internationalâs pre-Oscar thrill ride started off in a front room of a penthouse suite set up almost like a velvet-lined jewellery box focused on the dazzling and highly covetable gold accented sterling silver pieces from Ariva, a Rhode Island-based company focused on reconciling the look and craftsmanship of fine jewellery with the price points of silver âinvestmentâ pieces that could be worn every day. Though these precious items were there for the trying and the borrowing, the companyâs representatives couldnât have been nicer or more genuine about the enthusiasm about their collection.
You could say the second room was the âfamily roomâ. Moms and moms-to-be received a lovely care package from Rockabye Mommy, a âmommy conciergeâ that puts together personal and customized shopping for the selective prospective parent. Their nifty package was geared toward girly glam, with baby jewellery, barrettes and bib for baby, and leggings, camera strap and organic fruit and vegetable wash for Mom. The affiliation from Kitson brought more Hollywood mommy-and-me street cred to the charming bundle.
Grown-up men and women could protect and accentuate their personal bundles with shapewear by Rounderbum. Made in MĂ©xico, these underpinnings feel cotton-soft on the skin, with some pieces adding stylish flair while holding the essentials in place. Adding extra ambiance was LifeNSoulâs candy-coloured line of high-performance earphones, high-tech ear buds and speakers.
Although we were breezed past the hair salon room, which was packed to the rafters with VIPs hoping to salvage their rain-soaked tresses, our lovely escort led us to the next room, which took the form of a luxury day spa with Montana-based skin care line Sevique prominently featured. As celebrities were pampered with treatments such as the Eye Relaxation with Anti Ageing Benefits; Facial Massage with Deep Cleansing & Protection; Neck & DĂ©colletĂ© Hydration & Anti Ageing Massage, Seviqueâs founder Susan Nickell and other reps highlighted step- by-step benefits of their natural, cruelty-free products while focusing on guestâs red-carpet ready concerns such as close-up interviews and strapless gowns.
From the serenity of the Sevique spa, we then thought we landed in Barbieâs Dream House, awash in pink. However, it was a showcase for Cocoa Brown Tanning, devised by Irish inventor Marissa Carter, who, with her doting mother, showed how her three products used together could add a very convincing and realistic glow even to the fairest Irish rose (as opposed to US House Speaker John Boehner orange).
A short passage to India concluded our journey, with a room that featured the Icandy Salon from San Francisco, and SHAPES Brow Bar, which brings Indian threading to many locations through southern California, including Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. The teams in that room would not rest, or let us get up, until we were looking our very best (at least under rainy circumstances).âElyse Glickman, US West Coast Editor
Lucire readers can get a special offer at both Shanti Home (New Delhi) and Shanti Morada (Goa, pictured above) for all months from April to September 2015. Mention Lucire and get a free one-hour massage at either property.
We are saddened to learn that GM Olivia Richli has left her post at Aman Canal Grande at the end of February. A world-class hospitality pro and former GM of Amangalla in Sri Lanka, Olivia moved to Venezia, where she presided over the property’s launch and scored the high-profile Clooney nuptials last September. After such a stellar record she will be greatly missed. But hearty congratulations to whomever scores her next.
Ideal for travelling, Bang & Olufsen has released the Beolit 15 this week, a portable Bluetooth 4Â·0 speaker with 24 hours’ play time from a single charge. The designâwith its aluminium grille, polymer body and leather strapâis inspired by the Beolit radios of the 20th century, and follows on from the company’s earlier Bluetooth players, the Beolit 12 of 2012 and the extra-compact Beoplay A2. B&O promises 360-degree sound with a redesigned acoustic structure, with B&O Play chief Henrik Taudorf Lorensen saying, ‘We believe it is the best music system of its kind in the market.’ Retail price is âŹ499, or kr. 3.699 in its home market.âStanley Moss, Travel Editor, with Lucire staff
Although Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New York flagship at 701 Madison Avenue has been officially open since December 2014, for the holiday season, it hasn’t had a celebrity visit to commemorate the event till yesterday, March 4.
Brand ambassadors, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon (Happy Town, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and English actor Clive Owen (Chancer, Closer, Children of Men) were on hand to cut the ribbon, alongside the company’s CEO Daniel Riedo and president Philippe Bonay.
The flagship is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s eighth store in the US, and has 700 ftÂČ of space.
Its entrance houses its latest collections, including its Grand Complications and high jewellery timepieces, and Atmos clocks. The boutique also has tasteful waiting areas in which guests can read up on the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and immerse themselves in the company’s expertise and history.