Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Gucci Car Is Here

Ever wanted to drive a Gucci car? Well, now you can. The house of Gucci collaborated with Fiat 500 and the result is a car with the Gucci logo and the Gucci signature colors (red and green or, more accurately, the green-red-green band) on it. The campaign was lensed by Mert & Marcus and it is fronted by Natasha Poly, a familiar face for Gucci ad campaigns.

Take a look at Gucci Fiat 500:

Monday, May 30, 2011

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Bouquet Numero 2: New Fragrance

Guerlain's latest offering in the Aqua Allegoria line is Bouquet Numero 2, which follows last year's Aqua Allegoria Bouquet Numero 1 (obviously).

The new Bouquet Numero 2 is: "inspired by nature, created by Guerlain. Nature is an emotionally-charged setting where we gather treasures, which inspires and enfolds us. Every year, when springtime comes, the Guerlain perfumer conjures up gardens filled with scents, in a blend of allegory and exhilaration. "

The new scent takes its inspiration from the exotic tropical gardens. The notes are: juicy litchi, rose and powdery iris. Available in 75 ml, Eau de Toilette.
Aqua Allegoria is Guerlain's line of (affordable) fragrances dedicated to the scents of nature. Jasminora is also one of their recent releases (2011).

Rihanna: Man Down Single Review

Rihanna will follow her California King Bed ballad with Man Down, another single taken from her multi-platinum album Loud. Man Down is already being played by radio stations and the video will follow very shorty. The reggae-flavored track tells the story of a woman who shots down a man and is seeking some forgiveness for her actions. Here's what director Anthony Mandler had to say about the video:

Alicia Keys For W Magazine June 2011

Alicia Keys looks great in her latest photo spread for W Magazine, June 2011. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts:

Alexander McQueen wool jacket, Ellen Christine hat, Versace ring

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rihanna For Cosmopolitan Magazine July 2011

Rihanna covers the July 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The singer will begin her Loud tour in about a week and she's about to launch a new video for the single Man Down (review coming soon).

Diane Von Furstenberg to launch new perfume called Diane

Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg will launch a new fragrance for women, called Diane: “I wanted a perfume that reflected womanhood — what I know, what I feel about being a woman — and the power that we all have that we can be the woman we want to be. I feel like in the past 10 years, people have forgotten the magic that a perfume can have, and the power that it has. And therefore, I definitely wanted to do something powerful and seductive, without being aggressive.”

The fragrance is described as woody floral and features notes of violet and frangipani. Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching body products, in October.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bradley Cooper For GQ Australia June/July 2011

Bradley Cooper scores another cover shoot, this time for GQ Australia, June/July 2011 issue. Take a look at the photos below and read the interview excerpts.

Movies 2011: I Don't Know How She Does It Starring Sarah Jessica Parker - Trailer

I Don't Know How She Does It is an upcoming romantic comedy, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Christina Hendricks, Seth Meyers.

"A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker), a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. Her life gets thrown off balance when she gets a promotion and finds herself juggling her career and family life." 

The film, based on Allison Pearson’s bestseller, hits U.S. theaters in September.

Watch trailer and scroll down for movie posters:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kylie Minogue Covers InStyle Australia June 2011

Kylie Minogue is a triple cover girl for InStyle Australia, gracing 3 different covers. The June 2011 issue pays homage to InStyle’s premier awards that celebrate Australian Women of Achievement held on May 11th. The InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards honour Australia’s most inspirational and innovative women, across multiple fields, including fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and the arts.

The June 2011 issue honors Kylie's win in the “Business Category” for her host of business ventures and international success.

Bradley Cooper For Esquire Magazine Summer Issue

Bradley Cooper is featured in Esquire's Summer Issue. Here’s what the 36-year-old Hangover star had to share with the mag:

Beyonce Premieres New Song '1+1'

Beyonce has just premiered a new song called 1+1 from her upcoming album with a performance on American Idol’s season finale on Wednesday (May 25) and she said it was her favorite track from the album.

The song is now available to download on iTunes and the album is available for pre-order, to be released on June 28.

Beyonce's performance on American Idol:

Movies 2011: Happy Feet 2

Remember Happy Feet? The animated film is back: Happy Feet Two (in 3D) features the voices of Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Pink (who replaces the late Brittany Murphy), Brad Pitt, Sofia Vergara, Matt Damon, among others.

Happy Feet 2 hits U.S. theaters in November.

Watch the newly-released trailer:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Movies 2011: The Descendants Starring George Clooney - Trailer

George Clooney has two upcoming movies for 2011, one of which is The Descendants, directed by Oscar-winner Alexander Payne (Sideways).

Clooney plays a father left to care for his two daughters when his wife is hospitalized in a boating accident. The film, which co-stars Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, and Robert Forster, among others, hits U.S. theaters in December. Scroll down for movie poster and watch the newly-released trailer:

Taylor Swift Debuts New Video: 'Mean'

Taylor Swift is releasing 2 new singles from her multi-platinum album Speak Now. The songs are called Mean, which will be sent to country radio, and The Story Of Us that will attempt for pop appeal. Watch the video for Mean:

Lady Gaga For Rolling Stone June 2011

Lady Gaga covers the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mila Kunis For Cosmopolitan Australia June 2011

Mila Kunis is featured in June 2011 issue of Australian edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. Check out the photos and click to enlarge if you want to read the cover story:

Scarlett Johansson Like You've Never Seen Her Before

Scarlett Johansson recreates cinematic icons for W Magazine (June 2011): Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Sarah Bernhardt, Giulietta Masina in Fellini’s La Strada. 
Take a look at the photos.

As Giulietta Masina:

Adele Covers Q Magazine (UK) June 2011

Adele covers Q Magazine's 300th issue, soon to hit newsstands. Here's what the 23-year-old singer had to share with the mag:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) For Nylon Magazine July 2011

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine covers the July 2011 ‘Music Issue’ of NYLON magazine. Check out Florence talking about her next album.

Billboard Music Awards 2011: The Winners

The Billboard Music Awards have returned this year after a 4 year-hiatus. Held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last night, they featured some of the biggest artists of the last 12 months and are, of course, sponsored by Billboard magazine. The BMAs honor winners based on Billboard's year-end music charts, which are compiled based on Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay. Awards are given for the top album/artist/single in every genre.

The nominees are selected based on their performances in the Billboard charts in the respective year, therefore there are a gazillion categories, according to music genre, digital/radio classifications, but I've selected some of the major categories below, listing the nominees and winners. Read on.

New Perfume From Prada: 'Candy' Coming Soon

Prada will launch a new oriental fragrance for women, called Candy, in August. The new scent is meant to be excessive, impulsive and passionate, and different from the existing Prada perfume line.

The notes include a cocktail of musks, caramel and an overdose of benzoin.

Prada Candy will be available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching body products: body lotion 150 ml, shower gel 150 ml and exfoliating cream 200 ml (all pictured below).

(via nstperfume.com and parfum-femme.prime-beaute.com)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Avril Lavigne Premieres New Video 'Smile'

Avril Lavigne has just premiered the video for her new single Smile. This is the 2nd track released from her current album, Goodbye Lullaby, which hasn't exactly been a huge hit for the Canadian singer.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Lady Gaga For French Magazine Madame Figaro

Lady Gaga covers French Magazine Madame Figaro, check out the photos below. Photographed by Mariano Vivanco, fashion director Nicola Formichetti and make-up by Billy B.

Kate Hudson And Ginnifer Goodwin For Marie Claire US June 2011

Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin star together in the new rom-com Something Borrowed, about two longtime best friends whose relationship is tested when one sleeps with the other's fiancé. Scroll down to watch trailer.

Marie Claire US took the opportunity and features them together in a cover shoot for the June 2011 issue.

Rihanna lands Vita Coco campaign

Rihanna will be featured in Vita Coco coconut water’s advertising campaign launching this summer in the U.S. (photos below).

Keiko Mecheri To Launch New Perfumes Soon

Niche perfume line Keiko Mecheri is launching 2 new fragrances for women, called Camellia and Paradise Lost:

Camellia: "A velvety floral bouquet that reveals all the delicacy of the Japanese camellias. An expression of pure femininity." The notes include white tea leaves, Umé plum, camellia petals, magnolia, woodsy and ambery notes.

Paradise Lost: "Free spirit creatures, flower children and mystics altogether celebrating the enlightenment of life. A get-away to the sun infused Goa beaches in India. Feminine." The notes feature Indian limette, bergamot, jasmine, tuberose, Bourbon vanilla, sandalwood and musk.

Both available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keira Knightley For Flaunt Magazine Spring/Summer 2011

Keira Knightley gets colorful in the new issue of Flaunt magazine, wearing outfits by Jil Sander and Roksanda Ilincic. Take a look:

Roksanda Ilincic dress. Jennifer Behr veil.

Beyonce Premieres New Video 'Run The World (Girls)'

After 4 teasers and a delay (the video was initially supposed to premiere last week), Beyonce finally reveals her new video to the single Run The World (Girls), the first track taken from her upcoming album, entitled '4'.

The video was directed by the very talented Francis Lawrence and we can see Beyonce sporting outfits by Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy.

Run the World (Girls) heavily samples Major Lazer's Pon de Floor single and it hasn't been performing very well on the charts so far. Maybe the video will give a much-needed boost.

Yves Saint Laurent To Launch New Fragrance 'Saharienne' In June

Yves Saint Laurent will launch Saharienne in June. The new perfume is named after the famous Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne safari jacket and is intended as a ‘celebration of free, wild and provocative femininity'. The campaign is fronted by Polish model Monika Jac Jagaciak.

The notes include citron, bergamot, mandarin, white petals, orange leaves, galbanum, blackcurrant buds, pink pepper and ginger. Available in 75 and 125 ml, Eau de Toilette.

Shakira Previews New Video 'Rabiosa' - Teaser

Shakira's new single is called Rabiosa (scroll down to see the cover art) and it's the 3rd track taken from her current album Sale el Sol. Take a look at the teaser for her new video in which she's sporting a brunette wig.

Listen to the full song:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Katy Perry And Rihanna Reveal New Single Covers

One of them goes nerdy, the other one goes gangsta. Katy Perry and Rihanna have revealed the cover arts for their new singles; you can see both of them (and listen to the tracks) below.

Katy Perry goes 80's geek on the cover for her new single, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). This will be the 5th single taken from Perry's Teenage Dream album. The video for the song is already finished and the track will be released in early June.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adele For Out Magazine June 2011

Adele covers the new issue of Out magazine and talks about her current album '21', the guy who inspired it and some of her favorite singers. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Penelope Cruz For Vogue US June 2011

Penelope Cruz is Vogue's cover star for their June 2011 issue (US edition) and she looks great in all Dolce & Gabbana outfits. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

Britney Spears For Harper's Bazaar US June 2011 Plus New Single Announced

Britney Spears covers the June 2011 issue of US Harper's Bazaar, check out the photos and interview excerpts right below.

In other Britney news, she has just announced that the new single from the album Femme Fatale will be the track 'I Wanna Go'. Scroll down to listen.

On the cover: Britney wears Bill Blass dress.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Burberry Opens First Burberry Brit Store In London

Burberry brings the widely successful  Brit label closer to home by opening the very first Burberry Brit store in London. The 10,000 square foot space designed by Christopher Bailey is the most digitally advanced Burberry store in UK.

“We are really excited to open our first Burberry Brit store in London." says Bailey, "We have had great feedback from our Brit stores around the world, so it felt right to open the biggest Brit store in our home city. The store is designed to be multi-functional and modern in the way everything is presented to the customer; all the stock is on the floor with moving fixtures and fittings that can alternate."

Location: Covent Garden, London, UK 

Julia Roberts And Tom Hanks For W Magazine June 2011

W magazine previews Larry Crowne, the new movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts with its June 2011 cover story. Scroll down for the photos and interview excerpts.

On the cover: Julia Roberts wears Dolce & Gabbana silk dress, Burberry belt.  
Tom Hanks wears Tom Ford silk suit, Dolce & Gabbana cotton shirt.

Beyonce Covers Billboard Magazine, Reveals New Album Title, Releases New Teaser for 'Run The World (Girls)' Video

Beyonce covers the new issue of Billboard magazine (wearing Marc Jacobs), talks new album and more in the cover story. Scroll down to read interview excerpts and watch the newly-released teaser (this is teaser number 3) for the video to Beyonce's new single Run The World (Girls). In case you missed teaser number 2, you can watch it below as well.

Movies 2011: Horrible Bosses Starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey And More - Trailer

Horrible Bosses is an upcoming comedy with a star-studded cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland.

"Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness." The movie opens in the U.S. on July 8, 2011.

Watch trailer and take a look at the movie poster below:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Liv Tyler For Vogue Turkey May 2011

Liv Tyler's cover shoot for Vogue Turkey May 2011:

Prada dress and hat

Penelope Cruz For GQ magazine UK edition June 2011

Penelope Cruz is British GQ's cover star for their June 2011 issue. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

Agent Provocateur slip, Yves Saint Laurent dress.

Movies 2011: Drive Starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan

Drive stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks and it will premiere at this month's Cannes Film Festival.

Gosling plays a "Hollywood stunt performer who works as a robbery getaway driver by night and discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong." The movie hits U.S. theaters on September 23rd.

The first still photos have finally been released online. Scroll down to watch a scene from the movie.

Monica Bellucci For Vogue Italia May 2011

Here's a look at Monica Bellucci's black and white spread for Vogue Italia May 2011 (wearing Dolce & Gabbana).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Fragrances - Update May 10

Starting this week, I will post an update with a roundup of all the recent and upcoming fragrance releases about twice a month or whenever there's lots of new things to write about. I'll break these down into 2 categories: mainstream perfumes and niche perfumes. Get ready to scroll down and hang on to your wallets because this is tempting stuff!

Mainstream perfumes:

Salvador Dali - Lovely Kiss 

This new fragrance for women is a fruity floral with notes of grapefruit-blackcurrant sorbet, pink pepper, rhubarb leaves, peony, violet, litchi blossom, white cedar, patchouli and white musk. It is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and here's the press release:

"Youthful, fresh and summery, it conveys a very contemporary elegance, making it the ideal fragrance for young, chic and casual women who love to play around with fashion and trends.Energetic and dazzling, these women exude an insolent joie de vivre and a radiant femininity, leaving the exquisite trail of Lovely Kiss in their wake."

Givenchy - Dahlia Noir 

To be launched in late August, Dahlia Noir is a powdery floral chypre with notes of pink pepper, mandarin, mimosa, rose, iris, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean. It will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum. This is the first fragrance developed under Riccardo Tisci (creative director) since 2005.

Lady Antebellum are back with a new single

Lady Antebellum's new single is called Just A Kiss, from their upcoming album. Just A Kiss follows the hugely successful Need You Now.

“We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs,” says singer Hillary Scott.”

Rihanna's new promo pics for Nivea revealed

As previously announced, Rihanna is the new face of Nivea's campaign for “100 Years Skincare for Life,” celebrating the centennial of the skincare brand.

Rachel McAdams For ELLE Magazine June 2011

Rachel McAdams is ELLE magazine's cover star for the June 2011 issue (U.S. edition). Scroll down for Rachel's photos and read interview excerpts:

Lady Gaga Debuts New Song 'The Edge Of Glory'

Lady Gaga has just debuted a new song on iTunes, offering yet another glimpse of her upcoming Born This Way album, dropping May 23.

The new song is called The Edge Of Glory:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Rihanna Premieres 'California King Bed' Video

Rihanna has premiered the video for the song California King Bed, single taken from her album Loud. This is one of the 2 brand new singles that Rihanna is putting out. The other one is a Caribbean-flavored track, called Man Down (video to premiere later this month).

Watch California King Bed: