Pretty Little Liarsâ€™ Lucy Hale has been named as a spokeswoman and creative director for Casetify, a company retailing cellphone cases, Apple Watch bands, Macbook sleeves and clutches.
The capsule collection of 34 pieces has been launched in time for the new Apple Iphone 7, based around the idea of ‘delicate but daring,’ a motto credited to the actress. The designs reflect Hale’s tastes, including one with the quotation, ‘I like big brows and I cannot lie,’ as well as cheetah, floral and cacti prints, and one featuring her own dog, Elvis.
Prices begin at US$40, and the range can be found at www.casetify.com/lucy-hale.
The 15th annual Walpole Awards, presented in London on Wednesday, saw numerous fashion and beauty brands honoured for their contribution to luxury. Ralph & Russo won Outstanding Achievement in British Luxury, presented by Nadja Swarovski (right).
Other winners included make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, who won British Luxury Brand of the Year, and accessories’ designer Anya Hindmarch won the prize for Digital Innovation in British Luxury. Burberry and House of St Barnabas jointly won the Champion of British Luxury Sustainability award.
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Chanel is heavily promoting its new No. 5 L’Eau spokeswoman, Lily-Rose Depp, decking her out fully in fashion, accessories and make-up from the brand. On Tuesday, she was at the screening of Planetarium in Paris, a film by Rebecca Zlotowski in which she co-stars as Natalie Portman’s younger sister. She wore a Chanel black cotton jacket from the cruise 2016â€“17 collection, and the Coco Crush ring in 18 ct yellow gold. As a rising star, and the daughter of two major celebrities, Depp is attracting plenty of attention as her own acting career takes off.
After opening in New Zealand, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the international fashion brand known for offering fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way, has signed for its first store openings in Vietnam during 2017. More information will follow, says the company. In 2017, H&M will also open in Colombia, Iceland, Kazakhstan and Georgia.
Finally, the British Fashion Council announced earlier this week that photographer Bruce Weber, famed for his black-and-white portraits will receive its Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards 2016. Weber will be honoured at this yearâ€™s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Weber’s work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Interview, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and other publications, and rose to prominence with the 1982 Calvin Klein campaign featuring Tom Hintnaus in Greece.â€”Cecilia Xu, with Lucire staff
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Above: Tom Hinthaus, photographed by Bruce Weber for Calvin Klein, 1982.
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Eyewearâ€™s one of those categories where itâ€™s hard to differentiate, and if youâ€™re not licensing from a major fashion label, then you have to dig deep. Carrera, the Italian eyewear label, has done just that, hiring Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto to be its face of its 2016 campaignâ€”and going a step further, by positioning the brand as nonconformist.
Mavericks is the result, where Leto, behind and in front of the camera, profiles three individuals who arenâ€™t interested in conforming to the norm, or afraid to take chances in life.
Kiptoe, an artist, used old mattresses as canvases; Danee Marmolejo is also an artist, but in parkour, and using his body as the medium, and singerâ€“songwriter Siaira Shawn has a unique voice. Says Leto in the voiceover, these three do not give up, and â€˜show us that the impossible is actually possible.â€™
While relatively unknown, the three are perfect for Carrera as it seeks others who aspire to be like themâ€”or at least admire their desire to take risks. In a society that can be conformistâ€”even ones which say they arenâ€™t, but wind up being in practiceâ€”such people are inspirational, and Carrera taps into it with its latest campaign.
Leto says he connected to the campaign as such people have inspired his whole life, too.
You could say that maverick bent has always been around at Carrera, which took its name from the gruelling Carrera Panamerica car race of the first half of the 1950s. That was a race for fearless drivers and co-drivers, taking on some of the roughest terrain in MÃ©xico.
The Carrera Maverick collection, released during the companyâ€™s 60th anniversary this year, features an updated shape and a unique bridge construction. The frames are extra-thin and light.
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Above: Gigi Hadid appears in a new film for Stuart Weitzman, promoting a boot named in her honour.
Gigi Hadid’s been donning boxing gloves a lot this monthâ€”first in a promotion for Reebok, where she says she found solace in fitnessâ€”and now in a film for Stuart Weitzman, directed by James Franco, shot at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY.
The film, entitled (and presumably hashtagged) #Doitright, promotes the Gigi boot, a new design with a stacked heel, metallic eyelets, duo-toned laces and a detailed collar. The bootie is available in soft croco-calf leather and in two metallics (in iron and copper), retailing exclusively at Stuart Weitzman retailers and websites from US$565. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack by Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza.
Unlike the Reebok promos, Hadid wears the Gigi boot in the boxing ring.
The well known model boxes as part of her fitness regimen. The campaign is being released globally.
Stuart Weitzman has also committed to build three schools, one each in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, during the autumn 2016 season.
Above: Gigi Hadid promotes Reebok.
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How do you top a series of Campari calendars starring Jessica Alba, Olga Kurylenko, Milla Jovovich, Eva Green or Kate Hudson? For 2017, Campari has instead created a series of online films, the first starring Clive Owen, with a new vignette released each month.
For Campari, itâ€™s about getting eyeballs, and if online media are more effective, then the evolution of the calendar makes sense. The 2017 Campari Red Diaries celebrate the brand with cocktails each month, captured in short films that tell the stories of how bartenders get their inspirations. The stories will feature on Campariâ€™s YouTube channel.
The first instalment with Owen, whose presence in promotional films has always given them an A-list appeal (BMW being one of the most famous entries, in 2001 and 2002, and recently revived for 2017), is entitled Killer in Red, and was written and directed by BAFTA-, Golden Globe- and European Film Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. Behind-the-scenes photos, released by Campari today, were taken during filming in September. Subsequent parts, telling the stories of 14 bartenders around the world, are being directed by emerging Italian director, Ivan Olita.
Killer in Red will also be unique in receiving a world premiÃ¨re in Roma on January 24.
In a release, Sorrentino said, â€˜Campari is an Italian icon which has garnered global love and attention due to its strong, intrinsic sense of aesthetic and well-defined styleâ€”the very same qualities I pride myself on. With this yearâ€™s campaign embracing the realm of film, I really wanted to ensure I harnessed the theme of storytelling with an intriguing intensity. Working with Clive was fantasticâ€”his compelling presence and enthusiasm allowed me to create a short film which I hope proves fresh, inspiring and imaginative.â€™
Owen added, â€˜I was honoured to be chosen to shoot Killer in Red as part of the 2017 Campari Red Diaries campaign, particularly since this year represents the brandâ€™s first foray into the world of cinematography and film. Working with Paolo was a real pleasure.â€™
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, said, â€˜The direction taken with this yearâ€™s campaign is uniqueâ€”we have used film for the first time in the brandâ€™s history, to guide fans on an imaginative journey, while also celebrating the flavour complexity and versatility of Campari that too inspires such imaginative recipe creation. The ever-charismatic Clive was the perfect subject to depict Paoloâ€™s intense narrative and weâ€™re very much looking forward to unveiling the full campaign come January.â€™
The campaign will be hashtagged both #Campari and #RedDiaries.
Above: Celebrity stylists Micaela Erlanger, Caroline Issa and Rebecca Corbin-Murray.
Pandora has partnered with three celebrity stylists to showcase its range’s versatility for the autumn 2016 season, with Micaela Erlanger, Caroline Issa and Rebecca Corbin-Murray working with a woman, Ella, who begins by sharing a few personal facts about herself. From this interaction, the stylists are tasked to interpret her personality through a styled look that is influenced by the season’s biggest trends and accentuated by Pandora’s autumn 2016 jewellery collection.
In the documentary-style film, The Look of You, each stylist unveils her looks, reflecting a key seasonal trend that complements Ella’s personality, including Gothic romance, metallics and feminine florals. Ella winds up taking the stylists’ advice and choosing her own items from Pandora, highlighting the unique style of every woman.
â€˜I think jewellery tells your own personal story,’ says Erlanger. ‘Whether it’s layering necklaces or mixing metals, or owning that statement ring or charm bracelet that you can add to or pass down. I look for pieces that are an extension of my personality and think it’s important to choose jewellery that speaks to you.’
Pandora invites others to share their advice, sharing it on its website with other women who want to find their individual stylistic voice.
The Look of You can be viewed at Pandora’s website, released today.â€”Bhavana Bhim
On August 30 and 31, the new Mumm Grand Cordon champagne was exhibited at Croatia’s Hula Hula Beach Club. For each order of champagne at the Club, a bottle was flown over the sea by a drone. Music accompanied the deliveryâ€”those receiving the champagne would get a particularly special experience, emphasizing Mumm’s current ‘celebrate’ theme, and its taste for daring innovation.
The new bottle was created by Ross Lovegrove and has no front label. The G. H. Mumm signature and emblem are printed directly on to the glass, while the Cordon Rouge sash is actually a real red ribbon indented in the glass. The new design meant changes to the traditional champagne production process.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris has launched its autumn 2016 advertising campaign, Love from Paris, Karl Ã—Ã—, coinciding with the label’s launch in North America. Lagerfeld himself art-directed and photographed the campaign, which was styled by Charlotte Stockdale, and modelled by Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin. It’s a predominantly black-and-white collection with colour splashes, featuring prÃªt-Ã -porter clothes and accessories.
Also on the theme of new and luxury: a new leathergoods label, Anna White, has launched in New Zealand, with a contemporary line consisting of the AW1 tote, Liberty shoulder bag and Protagonist clutch. Right now, Anna White is also offering a limited-edition Classique tote, retailing at NZ$650. The range has simple lines with a quality look. It’s the ideal chance to own stylish bags before others jump on boardâ€”Anna White’s off to a good start.â€”Bhavana Bhim with Lucire staff
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