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May 19, 2013
Updated with Jennifer Lawrence video on May 23, 2013, 2.06 p.m. GMT
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Above In what must be her year, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was in Cannes to promote her new film, Catching Fire.
It was another evening of celebrities at the 66th Festival de Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival, yesterday, with the premiĂšre of
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian).
Attending the premiĂšre were Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior), Liya Kebede, Paz Vega, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Louise Bourgoin, Elena Lenina, Jessica Miller, Lars Ulrich, Phoebe Price, Mia Frye, Gary Dourdan, Lady Victoria Hervey, Camille Lellouche, and many of the L’OrĂ©al Paris spokeswomen: Cheryl Cole (in Zuhair Murad), Jane Fonda, Megan Gale, Eva Longoria, and Doutzen Kroes (in Calvin Klein). Grand Centralâs Camille Lellouche, Denis Menochet, Lea Seydoux, Tahar Rahim and director Rebecca Zlotowski were present on day four’s festivities, as were Catching Fireâs Sam Claflin, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and director Francis Lawrence. (Both films are being promoted at Cannes.) Jimmy P.âs Benicio del Toro, Gina McKee, Mathieu Amalric, Danny Mooney, Michelle Thrush, Misty Upham, director Arnaud Desplechin and writer Kent Jones were also present. Thrush and Upham have American roots extending back to the Cree and Blackfoot tribes respectively.
Jimmy P. deals with a post-World War II American soldier from the Blackfoot tribe, Jimmy Picard (del Toro), who has suffered from war trauma, who winds up at a hospital in Topeka, Kansas, with Amalric playing his doctor, Georges Devereux, a psychoanalyst and anthropologist with a speciality in native American tribes. It is based on a true story as recounted in Devereuxâs 1951 book, Reality and Dream.
Jimmy P. is Desplechin’s fourth film selected for the main competition at Cannes.
April 24, 2013
A Lucire special promotion
Baby & Me campaign, which launched on April 21, continues the brand’s cross-media approach to advertising. Its earlier Roller Babies and Baby Inside campaigns, which was shown to European readers on the Lucire website, are among the highly watched advertising videos on the internet. Roller Babies, in fact, holds the worldwide record for the most viewed advertising video online, according to the company, and Baby & Me attempts to tap in to the same audience.
Already sitting on 28 million views since the video was uploaded on April 19, Baby & Me begins with a man encountering his baby self in a reflection. He begins dancing, to see his reflection follow suit. Others join him as ‘Here Comes the Hotstepper’, remixed by Yuksek, plays.
The campaign is being backed up by a poster campaign. In France, MĂ©tro platforms will begin featuring portraits of the characters of various ages, discovering their baby selves, starting May 15. Maria Sharapova and Melissa Reid are two of the sport stars confirmed for this later stage.
Even more cleverly, as Ăvian taps into the younger demographic, is an app that allows users to discover their own baby selves. BETC Digital and B-Reel’s app allows users to upload a picture of themselves, or someone of their choice. The app them “babifies” the image thanks to facial recognition software. This also begins in May, and will be available for Android, Iphone and Facebook.
A similar technique is used in Babybooths located around Paris. They will also be mounted at the Festival de Cannes next month.
April 5, 2013
Notch has scored another high-profile cover girl with actress Priyanka Chopra. Chopra talks about why she hates singing live and her concern for her father’s health, and gives advice to her younger sister Parineeti Chopra. The magazine can be found via www.notchmag.com, or through its presences on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
We’re absolutely loving One Luvâs latest jewellery collection, Through the Eyes of Yves Saint Laurent, comprising miniature glasses. They are a tribute to the late designer’s trade-mark eyewear, and actually open and close like real specs. The designs are available in 18 ct gold-plated, or can be had with rose gold, silver or black. They retail for A$70, come with a long belcher chain, and measure 45 by 40 mm when open. If you’re a discerning fashionista, or you know of one, then we think these are the cleverest jewellery item for discerning fashionistas that we’ve seen in ages. There’s more at www.oneluv.com.au.
In travel news, the Cranleigh Boutique has launched a distinctive boutique house in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District, with appointments and gadgets galore. The dĂ©cor is not what most of our non-UK readers might associate with Britishnessâit’s more over the top of what you’d typically find in our pages.
However, the three-storey house, called the Hideout, impresses on the toys and amenities. It features a cocktail bar, a super-sized air spa bath for two with underwater lighting, a 65-inch hidden cinema screen, a three-dimensional smart TV with internet and Apple TV access, Sono’s music, and Netflix movies (with 150 DVDs). The first floor has a king-size four-poster bed and luxury bedding, while the third floor has an open-plan cinema lounge, fully equipped kitchen, a 55-inch Sony smart 3D TV with a Blu-Ray DVD player, Bose surround-sound system, mood lighting and balcony.
Cranleigh Boutique owner Stephen Hargreaves’ aim was to create the best accommodation experience for two people in the UK. It retails at between ÂŁ400 and ÂŁ500 per night, with a two-night minimum stay. It can be booked by the night all year except for weekends. Additional services including continental breakfast and daily maid are available, as well as free use of luxury leisure facilities. More can be found at www.thecranleigh.com/property/111/the-hideout.aspx.
Finally, in the main part of the site, we’ve gone Parisian: Lola Saab looks back at the prĂȘt-Ă -porter collections for autumnâwinter 2013â14, while Stanley Moss checks out two very different boutique hotels. Jack Yan writes about the BMW 3-series Touring launch between Auckland and Paihia, while Sopheak Seng checks out Wellington label Mondegreenâs latest collection. Elyse Glickman headed to the pre-Oscar suites, while Eva Mendes launched a collection for Vogue Eyewear in Los Angeles.
March 21, 2013
We recently mentioned that the Milano exhibition to accompany had new works, so that those attending in the Italian fashion capital would not feel they were getting a second-hand collection that had already done the rounds in Tokyo, New York, London, Paris and Berlin. The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld
To whet our appetites of the shoot Karl Lagerfeld did with Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Carla Bruni, Carole Bouquet and others in his studio in January 2013, Chanel has released a single image of Kruger reinterpreting the house’s little black jacket.
Some 20 international celebrities and ‘close friends of the house’ participated.
The exhibition, held at the Rotonda di via Besana (at the via Enrico Besana, 12), opens April 4, with entry free to the public from April 6 to 20. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. At the same time, displays at Chanelâs via SantâAndrea boutique will show jackets from the springâsummer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
Dubai is the next destination after Milano. More can be found at www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com.
March 7, 2013
Images by Cat Soubbotnik courtesy Galerie Rue Sans Fraise
Top Strongylodon macrobotrys. Above Magnolia grandiflora ‘Galissoniensis’. Below Zantedeschia.
Coincidental to the first day of spring, a dĂ©but exhibition opening in Paris showcases a new and fragrant take on the art-viewing experience. Galerie Rue Sans Fraise, a vanguard multi-use space in the trendy Marais, opens
Ecolosion, a hybrid hanami (the traditional Japanese flower-watching ritual) with a French twist and a breath of fresh perfumed air.
The show features large-format wall-mounted limited-edition floral images by photographer Cat Soubbotnik, counterpoised with suspended mixed-media works on transparent Tibetan paper by Marie Piselli, accented with environmental fragrances created by Scentys, who produce signature olfactory events for high-profile clients. You havenât seen or inhaled an art experience like this before, one which so joyfully tantalizes so many of the senses.
Should you happen to be in Paris for the Vernal Equinox, drop into the galleryâs opening reception the night of Thursday, March 21, 7â10 p.m. Have a glass of wine and sniff around the interesting bi-level installation celebrating the world reawakening after a long winter.
The show remains up through June 21âstandard gallery hours or by appointment.â Stanley Moss, Travel Editor
Images by Cat Soubbotnik courtesy Galerie Rue Sans Fraise
Galerie Rue Sans Fraise
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March 4, 2013
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Paris editor Lola Saab will have a full report from the ready-to-wear shows during Paris Fashion Week later, but, for now, it’s Collette Dinnigan who has provided us with a comprehensive look at her autumnâwinter 2013â14 range.
Called The Incredible Darkness of Being, Dinnigan tells a story of a woman who lives a ‘quiet albeit stylish life’, with a collection that revels in details and intricacy. She is modest, with plainness and rightness, according to the show notes, but there’s also a ‘deep sexuality’. The colour palette features a base of olive, blues and black, with sky blue and red as highlights.
Materials included wool, of which Dinnigan showed great mastery, leather, French lace, and sequins. There was a strong sense of shape and structure in a luxe collection of separates and dresses.
The collection was shown at the Royal Suite of the HĂŽtel le Meurice and Dinnigan had partnered with Woolmark on the collection.
It is Dinnigan’s first collection since becoming a mother to her four-month-old son, Hunter.
Meanwhile, we have video highlights from other designers at Paris: Lanvin, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf and John Galliano. Scroll down past Dinnigan’s photos for the four videos.
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Viktor & Rolf
February 28, 2013
With our server shift (great service from
Xplosiv.ly) and all the fashion weeks happening through February, a few news items on our radar have been delayedâbut we believe they are of interest to our readers, regardless.
The first is Jameson Irish Whiskey’s new limited-edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day 2013 ( right). Jameson had already sponsored the Film Independent Spirit Awards which âit seems fitting that this proudly Irish brand celebrates a quintessentially Irish day with a bottle designed by glass artist David Smith. Lucire reported on last week
The bottle design was inspired by the glass etching and gilding that one might find in the great Dublin pubs.
In a release, Smith said, ‘Being both a whiskey drinker, and a Jameson fan, it was an immense opportunity which I couldnât refuse. It was a natural fit as we both preserve craft and tradition in a contemporary way. Having the opportunity to design an iconic bottle which has hardly changed in two hundred years was one that Iâm not presented with often, so I am extremely proud to have stamped my signature style onto the bottle.’
The limited-edition bottle is available in New Zealand from March 1 with a retail price of NZ$63Â·99.
Boegli, meanwhile, has created a new Grand Opera watch, which is the first model with a round dial from the Swiss company. It is limited to 99 pieces, and features a musical mechanism that plays 17 notes from Mozart’s Die ZauberflĂ¶te, K. 620 ( The Magic Flute). The watch has an alligator leather strap with a butterfly buckle.
Nespresso has introduced a stainless steel-panelled version of its Pixie machine ( bottom), meaning that the machine suits even more dĂ©cors. In terms of engineering, the latest model is identical to the previous one: it still makes a cup of Nespresso coffee in 25 to 30 seconds, has an alert for low water levels, and consumes 40 per cent less power than the best-in-class energy category of A-class machines.
It comes bundled with an Aeroccino, and is released in April at the Nespresso Boutique in Newmarket, Auckland, selected retailers, through www.nespresso.com or the Nespresso Club in New Zealand on 0800 234-579. Nespresso also offers a cash-back reward for New Zealand customers of NZ$50 on the Pixie range from March 25 to May 19; retail price for the Pixie is NZ$499.
Our friends at Chanel inform us that there will be an exhibition in Milano dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s new book, . The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited
The exhibition, held at the Rotonda di via Besana (at the via Enrico Besana, 12), opens April 4, with entry free to the public from April 6 to 20. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
While the exhibition has been shown at other cities, the latest has new works featuring Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Carla Bruni and Carole Bouquet. At the same time, displays at Chanel’s via Sant’Andrea boutique will show jackets from the springâsummer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
In the main part of the website, Elyse Glickman checks out the pre-Grammy suites for this year, while Lola Saab reports from the Sundance Film Festival, our first report from there since 2004.
Hennes & Mauritz presented its first catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week, live at the MusĂ©e Rodin and webcast at hm.com.
Among the VIPs were ChloĂ« Moretz, Tali Lennox, Caroline de Maigret, Ashley Olsen, Pixie Geldof, Lizzie Jagger, Josephine de la Baume, Emma Roberts, Melissa George, Daisy Lowe and Carine Roitfeld.
The autumnâwinter 2013â14 collection showed ‘tailored shapes with delicate dresses to create a tomboy spirit,’ says H&M.
The collection combines dramatic silhouettes with decorative pieces, and features boho and leather jackets, along with an open-backed sequin dress and a cable-knit sweater.
Margareta van den Bosch, creative adviser for H&M, who is no stranger to Parisian fashion having overseen many of the label’s collaborations with top designers, says, ‘It is such an exciting step for H&M to show key pieces for autumn in Paris. The event was magical, staged in a chic environment full of atmosphere. It was great to see fashion that’s accessible to everyone presented in one of the most important fashion capitals in the world.’
Since 2004, H&M has been skirting with the top labels in fashion through designer collaborations, but this is the first time the company has shown itself at Paris Fashion Week.
The show was styled by George Cortina, and models included Cara Delevingne, Isabeli Fontana and Arizona Muse. The dĂ©cor was meant to reflect a 1970s Parisian apartment. Owlle and 2 Many DJs performed at the post-show party.
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