For US customers, Dita von Teese’s lingerie line is now available through Bare Necessities, the largest online retailer of branded and designer intimate apparel.
Von Teese’s lingerie, which retails in other countries (under the Von Follies brand in some), is known for fitting virtually every body type, for those who love the burlesque star’s sense of fashion.
Bare Necessities says that that it stocks full-figured and fuller busted sizes up to an E cup, and will carry the collections Madame X, Man Catcher, Sheer Witchery, and Star Lift.
There is also exclusive video content at the Bare Necessities website. The company also has certified bra experts who can assist customers via telephone on 1 877 728-9272, from Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. ET.
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Benefit Cosmeticsâ new Theyâre Real! Push-Up Liner (that really is the name) is so good, you can apply it while handcuffed!
Thatâs the message Benefitâs pushing with its latest eyeliner, which is easier to apply than many of its rivals.
Itâs a gel liner in a pen, so all you need to do is twist the base to push the liner to the tip of the pen, rest the AccuFlex tip on the base of your lashes, and go from the inner to the outer corner. The formula is quick-drying and lasts all day.
On a sample of 32 women, there have been very positive results: 88 per cent claimed the liner âhugged the lashlineâ and 84 per cent said that their eyes looked larger.
Customers, too, on the Benefit website have confirmed what the test group says about the liner being long-wearing (as 91 per cent did) and waterproof (81 per cent). One says that the Accuflex tip allowed her to get a cleaner line, which she was unable to get with competing products.
At the moment, the Theyâre Real! Push-Up Liner only comes in black.
The product isnât oil-free, which enables it to last longer, and be resistant to tears, sweat and smudging (which makes it ideal if you are wearing contacts). And we should note that it isnât suited for lash extensions.
Removing the liner is easy, using Benefitâs own Theyâre Real! remover.
The Benefit website also shows how to create the perfect wing using the pen, with a simple five-step process, highlighting just how easy it is to use the Theyâre Real! Push-Up Liner.
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Photographs of actress Riley Keough modelling for de Grisogono at the Grand Hyatt HĂŽtel 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 âDedicated 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 dĂ©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, PenĂ©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.
âTo work with an iconic worldwide brand such as Campari is an honour and a privilege. There is something very special about this yearâs 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 Campariâs best-loved cocktails but they are presented in a way that is ultra-modern, exuding imagination and style. Itâs 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 todayâs 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.
âCampari has always had an inherent ability to recreate itself and keep the brand image fresh, inspiring and imaginativeâa goal I constantly strive towards in my own work, too. This yearâs 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. Iâm confident we managed to strike that delicate balance with this yearâs 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, weâve 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 yearâs Campari Calendar is designed to celebrate those enduring recipes and the heritage behind them, so weâre very much looking forward to unveiling it later in the year.’
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Miss Indiana USA 2014, Mekayla Diehl, is the face of the Yummie by Heather Thomson, a shapewear and activewear brand based in New York.
Heather Thomson, the founder and chief creative officer of Yummie by Heather Thomson, was drawn to Diehl for her confidence, and hired her to model the company’s fallâholiday 2014 collection of shapewear, intimates, activewear and denim.
âWhen this story broke and I saw the video, I felt an immediate connection with Mekayla. The confidence she exuded on that runway made me proud of her. I didn’t even know her but wanted to and knew that Yummie needed her. It was very clear to me that we both stand for the same things,’ said Thomson in a release.
Both women were keen to promote a healthy, confident body image through the fallâholiday range.
Diehl noted that she got attention because of her attempts to change the industry standard in beauty pageants. ‘I am confident in my own skin, and when I walked on the stage in a swimsuit, I was really trying to let my inner beauty shine through because that is what confidence means to me. There are girls who have trouble looking in the mirror every day and I want to encourage women to find a way to feel confident at any shape or size.’
Yummie by Heather Thomson is available online via YummieLife.com.
British luxury watch brand Christopher Ward has announced the development of its own watch movement, the Calibre SH21.
Mike France, one of the co-founders, explains that the brand breaks the rules and ‘to be the masters of our own destiny.
âLast year, the CEO of a major Swiss luxury watch brand heard rumours about SH21 and hisâfrankly, affrontedâcomment was, “What gives you the license to do that?”
âWe give ourselves license to do this. Ten years ago we launched the world’s first pure online business model for luxury watches; a new paradigm in blending supreme quality with unprecedented value that challenged the industry norm. Today, we are advancing to a new level of independence that strengthens the future growth of the business and enables us to develop a family of movements, the first of which is the beautiful C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic, housing the Calibre SH21, which we also launched today.’
France expects to see Calibre SH21 being the core of a whole suite of movements.
The development was spurred by young watchmaker Johannes Jahnke, who examined medical industry tooling and car manufacture, thinking outside the square.
Jahnke, along with industry veteran Jorg Bader. came with Christopher Ward’s merger with Synergies HorlogĂšres.
Chris Ward, the co-founder from whom the brand takes its name, calls the development of the new movement ‘probably the most significant watch industry development by a British brand in the past 50 years.’
The new movement gives Christopher Ward independence from movements supplied by Swiss companies, with Swatch the largest player.
BeyoncĂ© wears costumes by Givenchy haute couture by Riccardo Tisci while her husband Jay Z wears Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci in their On the Run tour.
The tour kicked off on June 25 at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. BeyoncĂ© wears three costumes especially designed for her by Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci.
BeyoncĂ© wears a black leather short jumpsuit, with the embroidered inscription âBBB 17â, with chunky zipper details and hand-embroidered bra and panties as her first Givenchy haute couture outfit.
Her second outfit, ‘Single Ladies’, is a reinterpretation of her leotard, in black stretch tulle embroidered with paillettes, 3-D stones and crystals, and a fishnet-on-skin tulle centre part.
Her third outfit, for the finalĂ© with Jay Z, is a black vinyl and velvet bodysuit with a fishnet catsuit underneath, and a 5 m long American flag shirt-skirt in black and white taffetas with embroidered stars.
She wears custom-made nappa and patent leather thigh-high boots with each design.
Jay Z wears a custom-made tuxedo in black grain-de-poudre with a black and white American flag print T-shirt from the upcoming Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci springâsummer 2015 menswear collection, in the opening number (â03 Bonnie & Clydeâ).
The On the Run: BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z tour will travel through the US before heading to Europe in mid-September, at the Stade de France in Paris on September 12 and 13.
The tour had already made headlines for showing off hitherto unseen footage from their wedding and of daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
According to Forbes, the couple was the highest-paid in 2013, with an estimated income of US$95 million.
When BMW launched its Mini at the turn of the century, it resisted doing the obvious thing in its marketing: reenacting The Italian Job. Over the years, various retro Mini marketing ideas have, nevertheless, surfaced, such as ‘Minis have feelings, too,’ re-created one Christmas, and for the New Zealand market, BMW is digging in to the Kiwi cultural archives for the fourth-generation version of the car: Goodbye Pork Pie.
The Geoff Murphy-helmed film, released in 1981, is legendary in New Zealand, and Mini fans around the world know it, too. The chaseâroad trip film sees a yellow Mini 1000 head from north to south, and BMW has decided to re-create one of the scenes for a new promo dĂ©buting on June 17, starring the latest version of the car.
New Zealanders who wanted to get a role in the film went to a dedicated Mini website to win a place in the passenger seat, with Wellingtonian Vincent Blake Chilton, 23, getting the prize. Matt Murphy, son of Geoff, directed the new scene, and chose Chilton out of 2,000 entries. Stunt driver Mike Eady put the new Mini Cooper S through its paces around Lake Hawea, with stunt coordinator Harry Dakanalis in pursuit.
Below is a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
The new Mini, unveiled last November in Oxford and at a star-studded London launch a few days later, starts at NZ$36,200.
In addition to Goodbye Pork Pie, New Zealand has another cinematic Mini connection: it was where The Italian Job remake, Players, was filmed.
Below A still featuring the original Mini 1000 from the original Goodbye Pork Pie.