Thursday, June 30, 2011

Perfume Review: Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo

I first smelled the new Jimmy Choo fragrance about 3 months ago when it had just been launched in Sephora and back then, I wasn't very sure about it. I thought it was nice, but I didn't really feel the urge to buy it. I retested it again several times whenever I stopped by Sephora and it really grew on me, until one day when I decided I do like it and I want to get a bottle. I've been using it ever since. I think my favorite thing about it is the way it lingers on my clothes, my scarf and my jacket smell delicious.

Colbie Caillat Premieres New Video: 'Brighter Than The Sun

Colbie Caillat is back with a summery, uplifting single called Brighter Than The Sun. The song is taken from her upcoming album, entitled All Of You, which will hit stores and iTunes on July 12.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Movies 2011: 'War Horse' Directed By Steven Spielberg - First Trailer

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is the film version of the play set during World War I which is a stage adaptation of the book War Horse, a children's fiction novel by Michael Morpurgo first published in UK in 1982. It's one of the most-anticipated films of 2011, to be released in the US on December 28th (hello, awards season!). Click here to see the entire cast and watch the first trailer below:

 The official synopsis for the film was released by DreamWorks in December 2010:

"From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. 
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war—a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history."

Coldplay Premiere New Video: 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall'

Coldplay have premiered their brand new video for the song Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, the excellent first single to be taken from their upcoming album. Read more about the track and watch the video below:

David Guetta Premieres New Video: 'Where Them Girls At' Featuring Flo Rida And Nicki Minaj

Where Them Girls At” is the first single taken from David Guetta’s upcoming Nothing But The Beat album, which is due out August 30.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Anne Hathaway For Harper's Bazaar August 2011

Anne Hathaway graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar US, August 2011, wearing a Gucci dress. More photos and interview excerpts below.

Mila Kunis For Flare Magazine August 2011

Mila Kunis covers Flare (Canadian magazine), August 2011, looking gorgeous in a Lanvin dress. Scroll down for some interview excerpts.

Movies 2011: 'A Dangerous Method' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel - Trailer

A Dangerous Method looks at the intense relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and the birth of psychoanalysis. Co-starring: Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel.

The film, directed by David Cronenberg, will be screened at the Venice Film Festival in September. A wider European release will follow in late fall through early 2012. This will be David Cronenberg's third movie with Viggo Mortensen after A History of Violence and Eastern Promises.

Eminem Premieres New Video: 'Space Bound'

Eminem's long-awaited and much-delayed video for the song Space Bound has finally premiered. Space Bound is taken from Eminem's hugely successful album Recovery and the video was directed by Joseph Khan.

Beyonce Makes History With Amazing Perfomance At Glastonbury Festival

Beyonce headlined this year's Glastonbury Festival, England, and delivered one of the very best performances of her entire career. Thus, 29-year-old Beyonce became the first woman in 20 years to headline Britain's iconic festival, believed to be the biggest rock festival in the world. In 2008, her husband Jay-Z was the first hip-hop star to headline Glastonbury and last night, he was watching his wife at the top of her game, in what was one of this year's most-anticipated performances.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hailee Steinfeld: First Advertisement For Miu Miu

Hailee Steinfeld is the new face of Miu Miu and her first ad has surfaced. Shot by Bruce Weber, it is set in a field by some railroad tracks and of course, it looks very Miu Miu (socks and sandals, hello?)

Steinfeld's stylist Karla Welch said: "We formed a relationship with them at the SAG Awards. Miu Miu is such a perfect fit for her. Throughout awards season, they were the dresses she wanted to wear."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rihanna: Behind The Scenes of Her 'Loud' World Tour

Rihanna has debuted her 'Loud' world tour to positive reviews. She is currently on the North American leg and she will be coming to Europe in the fall. The singer recently tweeted that the Loud era is not over just yet, and there will be new material coming out by the end of the year.

In the meantime, she treated her fans to some behind-the-scenes videos of the Loud tour, where we see Rihanna in dance rehearsals, sound stage preparations, choosing the tour costumes and so forth. Take a look at the videos:

Rihanna on WhoSay

New Fragrance: Christian Dior Addict To Life

Christian Dior has launched Addict to Life, a new fragrance for women, classified as a fresh floral. Addict to Life is yet another flanker of the original Addict perfume (2002) which is one of Dior's best-selling fragrances ever.

Coldplay: New Song 'Major Minus'

Coldplay give their fans a chance to listen to another new song, called Major Minus, that is included on the 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' EP that will be digitally released in the UK, in support of their new single, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, on June 26.

Major Minus will be included on Coldplay's forthcoming fifth studio album.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 Collection

Prada Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Campaign

Photographed by Steven Meisel

Beyonce: New Promo Photos

Beyonce has done another full set of promotional photos for her new album, 4, to be released in a few days.

New Fragrance: Valentino To Launch Valentina In September

Valentino will launch a new fragrance for women, called Valentina in September. The will be the brand’s first fragrance under new licensing arrangements with Puig.

The new scent, meant to be 'sensual and sexy, elegant, rebellious and fun', is classified as a floral-oriental. The notes feature bergamot, white truffle, white flowers, strawberry, cedar, amber and vanilla.

Claudia Schiffer For Chanel Eyewear Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Campaign

Chanel goes back to basics for its Eyewear Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Campaign, namely Lagerfeld's longtime muse, Claudia Schiffer. Here she is, in an understated stylish black and white campaign, lensed by Karl Lagerfeld himself.

Perfume Review: Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile De Fleur

Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur is the Eau de Toilette version of the original signature fragrance Black Orchid which was initially launched in the Eau de Parfum concentration. The difference between the two is not just the formulation; as it turns out, Voile de Fleur has very little in common with the original Black Orchid.

Katy Perry For Rolling Stone Magazine July 2011 - Photos And Video

Katy Perry scores a new cover shoot with Rolling Stone magazine, sporting a Hershey Kisses bra (on the cover). Scroll down for more photos, interview excerpts, plus a behind-the-scenes video.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Britney Spears Premieres New Video: 'I Wanna Go'

Britney Spears has just premiered her brand new video for the song I Wanna Go, off  her Femme Fatale album. Given the fact that this song has been a huge favorite among her fans, I think the video would have deserved a little better. But hey, Britney's looking good again, even in the Avril Lavigne-esque outfit and all, and that's impressive, considering what this girl has been through. Noted: the tongue-in-cheek movie theater ad in the background that reads “Crossroads 2: Cross Harder“, a reference to her flop movie Crossroads from 2002. If you missed it, it's at 2:31.

Beyonce Talks Fashion: W Magazine July 2011 Interview '7 Looks That Shaped Her Career'

Beyonce is featured in the July issue of W Magazine (click here to see her photo shoot) and she chooses 7 looks that shaped her career. Here's what she had to say:

'Crazy In Love' (2003)

Jimmy Choo Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Campaign - Photos

Jimmy Choo's new Fall/Winter 2011/12 campaign is fronted by Raquel Zimmermann.

“For Autumn/Winter, I took my cues from the sultry stars of early seventies film noir. I was inspired by their chic empowered sense of dress during this glamorous yet free spirited era. The collection includes timeless pieces fuelled with exotic skins, lustrous furs and rich hues of blonde, whisky and vivid shades of midnight, emerald and purple.” Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo)

Movies 2011: Dolphin Tale Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. - Trailers

Dolphin Tale is the upcoming movie starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. The film follows the friendship between a boy and a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Inspired by the story, everyone who knows the young man work together to create a prosthetic appendage for the dolphin, who in turn becomes an inspiration to people with special needs.

Dolphin Tale is based on a true story and will hit US theaters September 23rd. Watch the 2 movie trailers:

Movies 2011: Cowboys And Aliens - Official Featurette And Second Trailer

Cowboys & Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau, is one of the most-anticipated summer blockbusters. Starring Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, the movie will hit US theaters July 29th, 2011. Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens is based on the graphic novel by Fred Van Lente.

Synopsis: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

Watch an official featurette (making of) plus a recently released second trailer. Scroll down for movie posters.

Designers And The Musicians Who Inspire Them - W Magazine July 2011: 'Behind The Muses'

W Magazine's July issue, themed 'Music & Style', offers a look at 10 designers and their muses: the musicians who inspire them the most, in the featured article 'Behind The Muses'. Here's 7 of them:

Florence Welch and Gucci's Frida Giannini 

“I was captivated by Florence's eccentric style and her willingness to dare,” says Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, who designed Welch’s costumes for her current tour—and also took inspiration from her for the label’s fall 2011 collection. “She embodies the cinematic allure and seductive power that is its essence.”
On FlorenceWelch: Gucci silk chiffon gown, belt, and shoes. 
Frida Giannini wears her own Gucci clothes. 

Florence Welch Of Florence And The Machine For Vogue Germany July 2011

Photos by Karl Lagerfeld:

Chanel dress.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Movies 2011: The Muppets Starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel - Trailer

The Muppets is the upcoming movie starring Amy Adams, Jason Segel and of course The Muppets! The film hits US theaters on November 23rd.

Gucci Resort 2012 Collection

New Perfume: Britney Spears 'Cosmic Radiance'

Britney Spears will launch her 10th fragrance, Cosmic Radiance, in August. The notes feature mandarin, lychee, pear, jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, peony, musk, amber, sandalwood and vanilla. The fragrance will be launched under license of Elizabeth Arden, like the rest of Britney's fragrances.

LMFAO Drop New Video 'Champagne Showers'

American duo LMFAO have premiered their brand new video for the single, called Champagne Showers. This is the follow-up to the hugely successful Party Rock Anthem; both tracks are taken from the new album 'Sorry for Party Rocking' to be released on iTunes today (June 21).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Britney Spears Drops 'I Wanna Go' Video Teaser

Britney Spears has offered a sneak peek of her upcoming video for the song I Wanna Go. A fan favorite track, I Wanna Go is the 3rd single taken from Britney's 'Femme Fatale' album. The full video will premiere in a few days. (Official single artwork right below.)

More Beyonce Photos: 'Cleo' Cover, W Magazine Outtakes, 'Run The World(Girls)' Photo Shoot

Beyonce is everywhere these days. If you can take more Beyonce photos, here's her cover for Australian magazine Cleo (July 2011), some of the outtakes from her W Magazine cover shoot and promo pics for her 'Run The World (Girls)' single.

New Fragrance: Giorgio Armani La Femme Bleue

Giorgio Armani has launched La Femme Bleue, a new fragrance for women, part of his Armani Privé collection.

Givenchy Resort 2012 Collection By Riccardo Tisci

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Julianne Moore For Gotham Magazine Summer 2011

Julianne Moore covers the summer issue of Gotham magazine. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

Yves Saint Laurent dress. Bochic earrings

New Celebrity Perfumes: Jessica Simpson 'I Fancy You', Jennifer Lopez 'Love And Light', Shakira 'S Eau Florale', Halle Berry 'Reveal The Passion'

A new round of celebrity fragrances is going to hit the stores in the next months.

(Read about Beyonce's upcoming fragrance called Pulse and Heidi Klum's debut fragrance Shine.)

Jessica Simpson will launch her 4th fragrance, called I Fancy You, presented in the signature bottle of her Fancy line. The scent is described as floral-musky, soft and feminine. The fragrance opens with fruity notes of Fuji apple and pear. The heart is made of white flowers such as tuberose and lily of the valley, settling at the woody-musky sandalwood base.

I Fancy You will be available in 50 ml and 100 ml Eau de Parfum

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Beyonce For L'Uomo Vogue July/August 2011

Beyonce is getting a bit overexposed at the moment, but it's bound to happen when you're Beyonce and you're coming back with a new album, a new single and a new fragrance.

Here she is in a cover shoot for L'Uomo Vogue July/August 2011. On the cover Beyonce wears jacket, shirt and bowtie by Dior Homme; waistcoat by Corneliani; shorts by Acne; top hat by N.Y. Vintage; shoes by Tom Ford. Fashion editor Rushka Bergman. Photo by Francesco Carrozzini.

(See Beyonce's cover shoot for W Magazine

Movies 2011: Moneyball Starring Brad Pitt , Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman - Trailer

Moneyball is the upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

Synopsis: "the story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players."

opens in the US on September 23rd.

Heidi Klum To Launch New Fragrance 'Shine'

Heidi Klum is joining the array of celebrities who have their own fragrances; she will launch her debut fragrance for women in September.

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign And Autumn/Winter 2011 Accessories Collection

Burberry has unveiled the new Autumn/Winter 2011 ad campaign and the new Autumn/Winter 2011 accessories collection and you can preview both of them in the beautiful pictures and videos below.

Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer:”I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather. We wanted to create a group of portraits celebrating British actors, musicians and models.”

The campaign showcases the diversity of the Burberry guy and girl and features an all British cast of actors, musicians and models, shot in London by Mario Testino

I love the undeniable British feel, the autumnal colour palette and the retro-chicness. Christopher Bailey has found once again, the perfect way to merge style and comfort. Take a look at the videos below and scroll down for more photos.

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lady Gaga Premieres New Video: 'The Edge Of Glory'

Lady Gaga has just premiered her new video for the single The Edge of Glory. This is the 3rd single taken from Gaga's current album, Born This Way. Directed by Haus of Gaga.

Fashion from the last collection of Gianni Versace.

New Perfume: Beyonce 'Pulse' - Photos

Beyonce will launch her third fragrance, developed in partnership with Coty, in September. Classified as a floral-citrus-gourmand, it is called Pulse and includes top notes of pear blossom, frozen bergamot and Blue Curacao liqueur. The heart features Bluebird orchid (for the first time used in a fragrance), peony and midnight blooming jasmine. The base is made with Madagascar vanilla, musk and precious woods.

New Fragrance: Kenzo 'Madly Kenzo'

Madly Kenzo is the new feminine fragrance by Kenzo to be launched in August. Classified as floral, the new perfume is said to be bold, recognizable and very sensual. The notes include orange blossom, pink pepper, heliotrope, rose, frankincense, vanilla, cedar and musk

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beyonce For W Magazine July 2011 - Official Photos

Beyonce and Christina Aguilera share a dual fold-out cover of W Magazine's July issue, themed 'Music & Style'. I really like what W Magazine have been doing with their cover shoots over the last couple of years or so, and while Aguilera's photos are nothing to write home about, Beyonce's cover shoot looks really good. Bold colors, great outfits and styling. Yeah, I'm gonna need that Louis Vuitton cashmere jacket (perfect for fall) in the last pic and also the Louis Vuitton top on the cover.

Beyonce was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Alex White.

(Click here to see Christina Aguilera's photos)

Louis Vuitton silk top, cashmere shorts, hat, mask; 
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci silk satin bra.  
Lorraine Schwartz earrings, David Yurman ring

Christina Aguilera For W Magazine July 2011 - Official Photos

Beyonce and Christina Aguilera share a dual fold-out cover of W Magazine's July issue, themed 'Music & Style'. Christina Aguilera was photographed by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi and styled by Giovanna Battaglia.

Oh boy, if I were Christina, I'd kind of feel bad about the whole thing. I mean, Beyonce's photo shoot is, but Christina...they didn't even give the poor girl clothes to wear on the cover :P

(Click here to see Beyonce's cover shoot)

Joss Stone Is Back With New Single 'Somehow'

Joss Stone will return next month with a new album, called 'LP1', her first release since leaving EMI Records and going independent. The album is produced by and co-written with Dave Stewart from Eurythmics and is due out on July 26 (US & Rest of World) and August 1st (UK).

The first single taken from 'LP1' is called Somehow and it's one heck of a track where Joss Stone gets to flaunt her fantastic voice. Somehow is a bit more raw and edgier than many of Joss Stone's previous songs but that seems to fit the tone of her new album and I say this because, from the album preview that she offered a short while ago, it seems that she really let herself go on this album and used her voice to full potential. In other words, the girl sings her butt off (click here for the album preview video).

Here's what producer Dave Stewart had to say: "Joss can sing with the ferocity of a lioness and dynamically switch to the most delicate whisper in the same phrase. She is always honest and full of real emotion. It is an honor to work alongside a true artist who understands so much at such a young age."

Lenny Kravitz Drops New Single 'Stand'

Lenny Kravitz has revealed his new single, Stand, on his YouTube channel. This is the first track taken from Lenny's upcoming album 'Black and White America' to be released on August 30, 2011.

Stand is available on iTunes now (what you see below is just a lyric video. Actual video for the song coming soon).

New Fragrance: Thierry Mugler Angel - Eau De Toilette

Almost 20 years since its release and the iconic Angel fragrance by Thierry Mugler finally gets an Eau de Toilette version, which is said to smell a bit different from the original Eau de Parfum, so it is not just about the formulation. It is also presented in a different looking bottle, pictured below.

Janelle Monae For Rolling Out Magazine June 2011

Janelle Monae covers this month's issue of Rolling Out magazine, revealing that she's been working on her next album. Janelle, who has creative control over all her photo shoots, brings a bit of magic to the urban mag which you can see in the photos below. Read on for interview excerpts.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fergie For Allure Magazine July 2011

Fergie is Allure's cover girl for July 2011. On the cover she wears Herve Leger by Max Azria. Scroll down for more photos.

Movies 2011: Friends With Benefits Starring Mila Kunis And Justin Timberlake - Trailer, Photos

Friends With Benefits is the upcoming romantic comedy starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.

"While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan (Timberlake) and Jamie (Kunis) soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications."

Friends With Benefits opens in the US on July 22nd, 2011. Check out the movie posters and stills below, plus trailer.

New Fragrance: By Kilian To Launch 'Sweet Redemption'

By Kilian (the luxury niche fragrance line established by Kilian Hennessy, grandson of the founder of the Hennessy cognac company which now is part of luxury conglomerate LVMH - Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) will launch Sweet Redemption, the 10th and final perfume in the L'Oeuvre Noire collection.