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April 15, 2016

Lucire TV: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hike to monastery on Bhutanese cliff face

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Paro Taktshang, Bhutan, on the second day of their royal visit to the kingdom. They had flown in from India on Thursday.
   Paro Taktshang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest monastery, is located on a cliff face, 3,000 m above sea level. The royal couple walked 900 m to the revered site, taking three hours to reach the monastery, built in 1692.
   The Duchess wore a Jaeger white blouse, Really Wild khaki leather waistcoat, khaki Zara jeans, and her 10-year-old, calf-length Penelope Chilvers boots.
   â€˜It was quite tough on the way up,’ noted Prince William. The Duchess said that it was a ‘great way to burn off the curry.’
   The Prince’s father, the Prince of Wales, half-completed the hike in 1998.
   In the evening, they attended a reception for British nationals and people with close ties to the UK that evening. The Duchess wore a red gown with a poppy print by Beulah, from its spring–summer 2015 collection. The poppy is Bhutan’s national symbol.

April 8, 2016

Hannah Ferguson in a Triumph-ant return, with spot aimed at new mothers

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Hannah Ferguson returns in a sequel to Triumph’s earlier animated promotion, Find the One. Find the One, Again sees the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model in both live and cartoon forms, this time following her character after giving birth to her first child.
   Two new characters, Luna and Jade, make their dĂ©but, with the premise being similar, although aimed at new mothers.
   Triumph says the new promotion helps women reclaim their shape and finding a perfectly fitting bra, and as with last year’s promotion, it is done with a fun, entertaining approach.
   The animation sees Hannah finding life overwhelming and her body confidence affected by the birth, and Luna and Jade encouraging her to find herself again.
   The new product being pushed is Triumph’s Magic Boost, with three bras, Push-Up, Lift-Up and Shape-Up.
   The score is by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, performed by a professional orchestra and choir, with lead vocals by Broadway singers J. Elaine Marcos, Ta’rea Campbell, Betsy Wolfe and Leslie Kritzer. It was recorded at Avatar Studios in New York.
   The spot broke earlier this week on German TV, and will next be seen in Italy and Portugal (April 10), Switzerland (April 11), Poland (April 21) and Denmark (May 2).

April 7, 2016

Gigi Hadid’s in the Zeitgeist: a Vogue spread, and her make-up artist spills her tips

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Gigi Hadid’s in the Zeitgeist right now: not only has she appeared in a spread in Vogue with boyfriend Zayn Malik—himself rustling up plenty of headlines in the music world with his solo career—her make-up artist, Julianne Kaye, who currently has the reputation for being behind the beauty for today’s “it girls”, has been spreading the word with her tips on controlling acne.
   Kaye’s tips have appeared in E Online, including using green concealer over your blemish as it will neutralize the red, and pad on the concealer afterwards. She also has tips on dealing with cystic acne using eye drops (that’s not a typo) and acneic skin (try milk of magnesia), which are summarized in the video below, as well as in the original link.
   We’ve also a video on the Vogue shoot from Napoli—you can get a glimpse of the couple’s very romantic photographs as released by the magazine in the second one below.

March 18, 2016

Carrera y Carrera announces Retiro fine jewellery collection, with items for each of the four seasons

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Carrera y Carrera has announced its Retiro collection, inspired by the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid and its garden.
   Garden folklore talks of a head gardener, Cecilio RodrĂ­guez, who was in love with the youngest daughter of Duke FernĂĄn NĂșñez. To win her favour, he created the garden with the intent that it would flower every season thanks to its variety of plants, to show that his love would be cyclical and eternal. The Duke, however, disapproved, and RodrĂ­guez was fired, and banished from the garden. The Duke commissioned a statue of Lucifer, at the Fountain of the Falling Angel (1922), to symbolize the failed romance. It is the only known public monument of the devil.
   The new collection has designs for each of the four seasons. Spring designs are inspired by daisies and almond flowers, with transparent pastel shades; summer has more exotic, tropical hues; autumn is marked with reds, ochres and purples; while winter features white gold and diamonds, inspired by the season’s frost and angular icebergs.


Margarita maxi ring in yellow gold, pink sapphires, orange sapphires, and other jewels.

Gecko maxi ring in yellow gold, olivines, topazes and amethyst.

Hoja double ring in rose gold, smokey quartz, prasiolite, pink tourmaline.

Iceberg ring in white gold, blue topaz and diamonds.

March 17, 2016

Lily Cole shines a light on social enterprise at Chivas Regal’s the Venture panel discussion

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John Phillips

In line with the movement that began in the early 2000s for more responsible brands—something this title, along with organizations such as Medinge Group in Sweden, have promoted—Chivas Regal’s the Venture search seeks to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs creating profitable businesses that also makes a positive impact on people. Lily Cole added credibility as well as celebrity power to the panel discussion in London’s Natural History Museum on Thursday, and debated whether social enterprise would ever grow to a point to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, and whether big business, government and investors should do more.
   Cole herself is a social entrepreneur, having founded Impossible, a social giving network that enables people to share their time, skills and objects. She was joined by Sonal Shah of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, Rajeeb Day, CEO of Enternships, and Thomas Davies, CIO of investment platform Seedrs.
   Alexandre Ricard, chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard‏, hosted the event.
   Also in attendance were 27 start-ups who had been chosen to compete for a share of the Venture’s $1 million fund. The finalists were taking part in a programme created by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the SaĂŻd Business School at Oxford University. The public can vote for their favourite finalist between May 9 and June 13, and determine how the first $250,000 in funding is split among the finalists. They already feature at the Venture’s website at www.theventure.com.
   The remaining $750,000 will be awarded at the Venture’s final in July.







John Phillips

March 16, 2016

Cara Delevingne models Chanel’s spring–summer 2016 eyewear campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld

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Model Cara Delevingne will model the spring–summer 2016 Chanel eyewear campaign, wearing a tweed and cotton cap, a tweed jacket and a sleeveless top with silver embroideries and ribbon bows from the Chanel Airlines ready-to-wear collection. The campaign breaks in April.
   The advertising will showcase frames from the Plein Soleil and Bijou 2016 collections, and a mirrored mask with a laser-engraved effect from the spring–summer 2016 ready-to-wear catwalk show.
   The Plein Soleil collection has a two-tone look (black merges into blue on the cat-eye frames, and black to white on the oval optical) and is inspired by tie-dye motifs. The Bijou collection features the camellia motif extensively.
   Delevingne appears in blue when modelling the mask, and in more conventional lighting when showing off the regular frames.
   Karl Lagerfeld himself chose Delevingne and shot the campaign.



March 14, 2016

Jaguar launches XF in style in New Zealand with Murray Crane and Crane Brothers event

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Arguably, Jaguar launches with more style in New Zealand than in other countries, thanks to its collaboration with its ambassador Murray Crane, and his menswear label Crane Brothers.
   The second-generation XF launch last Thursday saw not just drinks and canapĂ©s, but the release of Crane Brothers’ autumn–winter 2016 collection.
   Held at Crane Brothers’ Auckland central store on High Street, the launch event included the release of a limited-edition Jaguar × Crane Brothers tie collection and an XF chauffeur–test drive service for Crane Brothers customers.
   The tie collection features seven styles in wool, silk and cashmere, featuring British tweed and Donegal tweed, tying in to the Britishness and modernity of the Jaguar brand.
   The chauffeur and test drive service will take Crane Brothers customers from their door (limited to Auckland inner-city locations) to the High Street store, running from today (Monday, March 14) to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, where they can get a taste of the new XF.
   Jaguar has enjoyed a record-breaking sales’ month at the beginning of 2016 in New Zealand, and the XF is expected to build on the success the company has found with its new XE, F-type and XJ.
   The new XF X251 series is a departure from its predecessor, using an aluminium-intensive architecture inspired by the larger XJ. As noted in Lucire last year, Jaguar cites carbon dioxide emissions of 104 g/km for its most economical XF in the UK. The weight saving means that the new XF is cleaner, and Jaguar claims it is 80 kg lighter than the competition, using the base model for comparison. In terms of environmental impact, Jaguar Land Rover uses a form of aluminium alloy called RC5754, which is predominantly made from recycled material, for its pressings.







March 9, 2016

Behati Prinsloo previews Victoria’s Secret Swim Special, airing March 9 on CBS

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Copyright ©2016 by Stefanie Keenan

Yesterday, Victoria’s Secret “angel” Behati Prinsloo previewed the company’s televised Swim Special, which airs on March 9 from 9 to 10 p.m. on CBS in the US (US EST and PST).
   At an event at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, Prinsloo talked about her favourite trends for the season as the new collection, and the televised special, were announced.
   Trends identified by Victoria’s Secret for spring–summer 2016 include colour blocking, boho chic with paisley and crochet, and what it calls a ‘strappy swimwear collection with down-to-there cuts’.
   Models joining Prinsloo are Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill and Vita Sidorkina, filmed in Saint-BarthĂ©lemy, with musical guests Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato.
   The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special will give behind-the-scenes coverage of their shoots as well as a travelogue of what Saint-Barth’s has to offer.

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