by Lola Cristall
/April 14, 2017/3.03
Camilla Cerea/National Audobon Society
This yearâ€™s National Audubon Society gala took place at the Gotham Hall in New York City in an absolutely elegant setting. Statues of birds and other details contributed to a stunning atmosphere. Loyal members and a number of other attendees, including Audubon board chair Margaret Walker and the organizationâ€™s president and CEO David Yarnold, gathered throughout the evening to celebrate the societyâ€™s hard work while promoting their important mission. Guests congratulated Frances Beinecke as the proud recipient of the Audubon Medal as well as Nathaniel P. Reed, who received the Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership.
A non-profit organization, the National Audubon Society, is applauded for its extensive work preserving and helping promote the conservation of birds as well as other wildlife and ecosystems nationwide. Appropriately named after John James Audubon, a Franco-American artist, ornithologist and naturalist of the nineteenth century, the organization is strongly committed to the preservation of birds and the natural environment. Audubon groups were formed in the US more than a century ago, predominantly in the state of Massachusetts, eventually expanding nationally over a short period of time.
With almost 300 guests proudly celebrating the evening, more than US$1Â·1 million was raised, dedicated to the Societyâ€™s conservation endeavours as well as their climate change programme.â€”Lola Cristall, Paris Editor
Camilla Cerea/National Audobon Society
by Lucire staff
/April 13, 2017/17.28
Above: Riley Keough is on Victoria’s Secret’s ‘What Is Sexy?’ list, as its sexiest break-out star.
Victoria’s Secret has released its 2017 ‘What Is Sexy?’ list, with Mandy Moore, Priyanka Chopra, Taylor Swift, Margot Robbie and Riley Keough among the celebrities named.
On social media, netizens voted for their Sexiest Social Stars, naming Tone It Up as the sexiest fitness star, Desi Perkins as the sexiest beauty star, and Rocky Barnes the sexiest fashion star.
The full list is detailed below.
Sexiest actress: Mandy Moore
Sexiest fitspiration: Nikki Reed
Forever sexy: Margot Robbie
Sexiest red-carpet look: Priyanka Chopra
Sexiest entertainer: Taylor Swift
Sexiest festival style: Jamie Chung
Sexiest sense of humour: Billie Lourd
Sexiest smile: Victoria Justice
Sexiest cast: The Royals, E!
Sexiest author: Chrissy Teigen, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
Sexiest style risk-taker: Vanessa Hudgens
Sexiest break-out star: Riley Keough
Sexiest snapper: Catt Sadler
Sexiest songstress: Lady Gaga
Sexiest US city: Palm Springs
Sexiest DJ: Alexandra Richards
Sexiest street style: Olivia Munn
Sexiest rising songstress: Bebe Rexha
Sexiest mogul: Lauren Conrad, founder and designer of LC Lauren Conrad, PaperCrown, PaperCrown Bridesmaids and TheLittleMarket.com
Sexiest late-night host: James Corden
Sexiest athlete: Julie Johnston
Coinciding with the announcement is Victoria’s Secret’s push of its Sexy Little Things collection, available in B to DDD and S, M and L sizes.
by Lucire staff
Ellie Goulding launched the mid-sized Range Rover Velar SUV into the US with an exclusive live performance from New York shown on her Facebook page.
Arriving in Manhattan, Goulding was the first person to drive the Velar Stateside, performing ‘Love Me Like You Do’ as part of its reveal to the US public.
Goulding’s performance precedes a charity auction of the vehicle at the East Side House Settlement annual gala on April 13. Proceeds from the auction go to the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit organization providing education and social services in the Bronx and north Manhattan, improving the lives of 10,000 people.
The winner of the charity auction will be among the first to own a Velar in the world.
New York is, says Jaguar Land Rover, Range Rover’s biggest market.
Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, said, ‘Velar is now the compelling, stand-out design in the class, showcasing perfectly optimized volume, powerful, taut surfaces and a stunning silhouette.’
The Velar had its world premiÃ¨re last month at the Design Museum in London. Five engines are offered, from a 180 PS two-litre diesel to a 380 PS supercharged V6 petrol.
Ellie Goulding drives the Range Rover Velar by Lucire
by Nathalia Archila
/March 21, 2017/2.56
BiorÃ© Skincare has announced that actress Shay Mitchell will continue as its ambassador for 2017, supporting the brandâ€™s lines of iconic pore strips, charcoal products, baking-soda cleansers, and the new acne collection.
â€˜Iâ€™m so excited to continue my partnership with BiorÃ© Skincare, a brand that has innovative products and ingredients that help me keep my skin looking picture perfect,’ said Mitchell. ‘BiorÃ© has always been a part of my skin care routineâ€”it has never let me down.’
Mitchell usually posts videos on Snapchat and Instagram (where she has over 15Â·4 million followers) of her using the products as part of her skin care routine. But do we know that it’s these products on her flawless skin doing the job? I decided to give one of them a try and see if the results were true.
In the past I have tried many brands’ blackhead masks, and they donâ€™t seem to work for me. I purchased the BiorÃ© Skincare pore strips and Mitchell doesn’t need to make up any claims for the sake of promotion: they work! Unlike the blackhead masks, which usually turned out really messy, they are really easy to use. You just make your nose wet, put the strip on, and after 20 minutes you take it off (itâ€™s uncomfortable, but doesnâ€™t hurt), and thatâ€™s it, you have a clean nose.
Mitchell is the star of one of the TV drama series Pretty Little Liars, which will air its final season on April 18, 2017.â€“Nathalia Archila
by Lucire staff
/March 14, 2017/0.40
DKNY has announced its springâ€“summer 2017 intimates, hosiery and sleepwear campaign featuring model Emily Ratajkowski, photographed by Sebastian Faena in New York.
The first image was released today, along with a film starring Ratajkowski and styled by Clare Richardson, set in a Manhattan apartment. Ratajkowski walks out of her apartment to walk her dog wearing a DKNY unlined demi bra and boy short from its lace collection. The promotional film appears at DKNY.com and at locations around the city.
The campaign, #GoodMorningDKNY, also sees Ratajkowski wearing a sheer lace bralette and low-rise bikini, with a mesh Litewear bodysuit paired with a fishnet thigh-high in nude.
The collections are priced between US$12 and US$62, and are available at DKNY, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s, on- and offline, and at select international retailers.
Meanwhile, HunkemÃ¶ller has released its swimwear collection, modelled by Dutch new-media star Anna Nooshin, who can claim 358,000 followers on Instagram and 130,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Nooshin models items from the springâ€“summer 2017 range in Aruba. The swimwear features embroidery, appliquÃ© detailing and lace-up details. HunkemÃ¶ller predicts the season’s key colour is mangosteen.
She has designed accessories, including a kimono and clutch, to complement the swimwear. HunkemÃ¶ller has hashtagged the campaign #AnnaforHKM. The range is available online now via www.hunkemoller.co.uk.
by Lucire staff
/March 9, 2017/10.01
The Modist, an online store for modest fashion, opened yesterday, shipping to over 100 countries. The store has a selection of over 75 designers, including Marni, Alberta Ferretti, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, ensuring a contemporary, fashionable selection. The store is accompanied by an online magazine called The Mod, which includes styling tips and interviews. Says founder Ghizlan Guenez, ‘Our mission is to build a strong sense of purpose to empower a woman’s freedom of choice and to acknowledge how similar women across the world are, despite our diverse backgrounds, cultures and lifestylesâ€”a relevant conversation at this time. We aim to break down preconceived notions while building a community and dialogue that invigorates, informs and celebrates the fashionable, modern, modest woman.’
The Modist’s COO, Lisa Bridgett, notes that the market potential in the modest fashion segment is projected to reach US$484,000 million by 2019.
Also in recognition of a more global, inclusive society, MuslimGirl.com and Getty Images announced yesterday a content partnership that aims to convey a more authentic representation of Muslim women. The imagery is far more realistic and positive, battling stereotypes and misconceptions. The photographs feature girls with and without hijabs, and Muslim women in everyday situations at home, with friends and at work.
â€˜One of the ways I open up my talks is by asking the audience to search Muslim women images on their phone browsers, which is always met with their awe at the unsettling results,’ said Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com. ‘I don’t want to be able to use that example anymore, and I could not be prouder to partner with Getty Images on finally taking on such an important and influential task.’
by Lucire staff
/March 8, 2017/20.59
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced a new denim line, Denim United. The difference this time is that it is a truly unisex collection, with identical women’s and men’s designs, with jackets, overalls, shorts, T-shirts and an oversized hoody. The materials and silhouettes are shared between the sexes.
More sustainable materials have been used, including organic and recycled cotton.
The collection goes on sale on March 23, online-only at hm.com.
â€˜It is very natural for us to launch a unisex collection as fashion is constantly evolving and intersecting and today we see there are no boundaries in democratic style. Fashion should always be inclusive,’ said Marybeth Schmitt of H&M in a release.
The announcement follows H&M Studio’s showing of its springâ€“summer 2017 women’s and men’s collections at the Tennis Club de Paris during Paris Fashion Week, where the designs went on sale at its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York and online immediately. They went on sale in other stores on March 2.
Celebrities in attendance in Paris included Nicki Minaj, Olga Kurylenko, Alexa Chung, Lucky Blue Smith, ClÃ©mence PoÃ©sy and Sasha Lane, while Emily Ratajkowski led the celebrations in New York.
Models walking in Paris included Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Adwoa Aboah, Amber Valletta, Jordan Barrett, Winnie Harlow and Luis Borges. The Weeknd gave a special performance at the Paris show, performing ‘Starboy’, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘I Feel It Coming’.
The collection featured fine knits, loose-fitting shorts, tops, dresses, anoraks and sandals, with ruffle detailing and bold graphics proclaiming ‘Love’.
â€˜With this collection we want to send a global message of love. There are a few pieces that carry the word again and again, kind of like a ticker tape and as a constant reminder of what is important. It feels like now, more than ever, we all need positive feelings and thoughts in our lives,’ said H&M creative director and head of design Pernilla Wohlfahrt.
New York event
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by Lucire staff
/March 7, 2017/23.25
L’OrÃ©al Paris’s latest campaign for its Voluminous Original Mascara, dubbed The Original, brings together a group of celebrities, including models Barbara Palvin, Soo Joo Park, Dominique Babineaux, Hari Nef, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Juana Burga, actresses Julianne Moore, Diane Keaton and Kiersey Clemons, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and TV host Lauren Ezersky.
The first spot, shown below, sees quotations from customers around the US, where Voluminious Original Mascara is the country’s number-one entrant in the category. Babineaux and Palvin are the main models, though the whole cast appears at the end.
L’OrÃ©al Paris says it made its choice of the models based on their originality, rule-breaking, and truth.
â€˜We are excited to bring together trail-blazing individuals in celebration of the mascara that women have loved for over 25 years. They each embody the essence of Voluminous Mascaraâ€”originals who continue to be fresh, creative and confident,’ said Tim Coolican, president, L’OrÃ©al Paris USA, in a release.
The spot promotes the original black shade as well as new blue ones. The mascara, says L’OrÃ©al Paris, can build up to five times the natural eyelashes’ thickness.