This week’s Instagram round-up first consists of some local posts. Lucireâs incredible fashion editor, Sopheak Seng, has outdone himself again this week with a shoot produced by Arcana Imperii for Industry New Zealand’s Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2014 finalist Michael Beel’s collection. Be sure to check out the shoot. On our Lucire Instagram we have featured the newly crowned and truly stunning Miss France, Flora Coquerel.
Over in LA, blogging mogul Geri Hirsch from Because I’m Addicted posts an image of her eco-friendly and also very chic wrapping technique. Her presents look effortlessly festive in brown paper with ribbon, twine and a sprig of lavender. I myself chose brown paper this year and perhaps I was more trendy than I thought.
The fashion event of the week was surely Chanel’s Dallas rodeo club show. I have included two posts from this prestigious event. First, renowned fashion writer Derek Blasberg posts a hot pic with total-babe actress Lily Collins who wore a V-neckline dress embroidered with pink- and grey-painted sequins, a grey suede skirt and grey suede boots, from the Chanel autumnâwinter 2013â14 haute couture collection.
My favourite style icon, Russian writer Miroslava Duma is spotted in Dallas looking chic-as-hell here in a navy jacket, a pink poofy skirt and a silk scarf thrown over her head in a vintage style.
Another event worth noting was attended by my favourite Italian, Margherita Missoni. Missoni snaps Zac Posen, Uma Thurman and Dita von Teese attending host Posen’s dinner at Mr Chow. My weekly Victoria’s Secret shot consists of stunning angels, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo at a Victoria’s Secret party. Posted by my favourite angel Candice, they all look incredible as per usual.
Last but not least I have included a festive and super-cute shot of Mila Kunis with pretty-boy boyfriend Ashton Kutcher. Don’t they look radiant? I will certainly be cranking out the Christmas sweater too this week and so should you, and that’s a wrap!âAnna Deans
Above, from top Among Kate Barry’s work were these portraits of Carla Bruni (for Elle) and Sophie Marceau.
Fashion photographer Kate Barry, 46, has been found dead outside her 16th arrondissement apartment in Paris, according to French police.
Barry, who was the daughter of the late film composer John Barry and actress Jane Birkin, was found Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. Police gave no further details and did not give a cause of death.
One source informs Lucire that Barry took her own life, and a British tabloid is also speculating that it was suicide.
Barry’s work was the subject of numerous photographic exhibitions since 2000, and her work had been published in leading publications internationally, including British Vogue, Elle and SZ Magazin. Among her subjects were the former French First Lady, Carla Bruni, actresses Sophie Marceau and Isabelle Huppert, and model Laetitia Casta.
Barry had been raised by her mother and the actor Serge Gainsbourg, with whom Birkin had a 13-year relationship after her marriage to John Barry ended. Gainsbourg had raised Kate as his own daughter.
She is survived by a son, Roman de Kermadec, 26. Barry’s half-sister is the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Sylver & Shackel celebrated its first anniversary at Willis York in Wellington. Its jewellery collection featured in a beautiful installation at the Wellington salon, and Lucire loved its boudoir feel.
Founders Sylvie Poupard-Gould and Joanna Shackel find their materials from vintage finds: they visit auction houses to source, rescuing antique pieces, then repurpose the jewellery, blending precious and non-precious materials into the designs. The designs are timeless, reflected in the promotional photography from Luke Calder (of LCP in Wellington), with models from Kirsty Bunny Management.
Both Poupard-Gould and Shackel have travelled extensively, giving them both an international insight into design and style.
The new offerings are divided into five sub-collections: In-temporal (with vintage components), Les Classiques (timeless design), Collective ID (stamped and branded), Rocco (channelling an inner rock chick), and Ltd. Edition (made-to-order custom pieces).
The event was supported by Broken Shed vodka and San Pellegrino, and fans of the label ensured that Sylver & Shackel did rapid business with its latest collection that evening.
Poupard-Gould has an additional connection to this magazine: she named it in 1997.âSopheak Seng, Fashion Editor, and Lucire staff
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.’