Monday, October 31, 2011

1 Year Anniversary : THANK YOU Everyone!

My blog is celebrating its 1 Year Anniversary these days and I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who has been reading this blog over the past 12 months, everyone who has been supporting it, posting comments, spreading the word, retweeting my posts, liking my Facebook page, emailing me either to say how much they enjoy this blog, or just to say Hi or to ask a question about a product or something I posted. It truly means the world to me that you all have been enjoying this blog and I always appreciate every little feedback and your kind words make me happy.

I have always believed that the people who like what I do are kindred souls. They have the same taste as mine, enjoy the same things and generally share the same thoughts and opinions about the little things as well as the bigger things in life. There is nothing more heartwarming than finding people out there who get what you do and who you are, who like and appreciate your work and who reach out to you. During the last 12 months, I have found many people who do that and I am grateful for it. Thank you all so much ! I appreciate you the same way you appreciate me.

Just to give you a quick update, there will be more exciting things happening on this blog in the coming weeks/months. For starters, I will be doing a series of celebratory giveaways, you have probably seen or even entered the first one that is about to close tonight that is now closed, but there will be another one coming very soon, yay! :)  I hope you'll enjoy them.

I have also added a Google Friend Connect widget (on the right side of the page), because I have been asked why I don't have one on my blog and now I do :) And there will soon be a special section with recommended online places to shop, because people have asked about that too. More product reviews are coming soon, as well as my 'Little Things That Count' Roundup (remember that?), which will now have a slightly different format.

For anything else that you would like to see on this blog, do feel free to let me know, your suggestions are always welcome :)

Hugs,
Smaranda
xx

TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear Collection


Lara Stone for Vogue US November 2011


Natasha Poly for Vogue Spain November 2011


Massimo Dutti October 2011 Lookbook


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jimmy Choo Releases Coffee Table Book To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Jimmy Choo has released a coffee table book entitled JIMMY CHOO XV, published by Rizzoli. The book is available for early release exclusively in Jimmy Choo stores worldwide as of this month. 


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bottega Veneta First Women's Fragrance - Watch New Short Film

As previously reported, Bottega Veneta's new fragrance for women has been released and it includes notes of patchouli, oak moss, bergamot, jasmine and pink pepper. It is a leathery floral chypre, and the campaign is fronted by Nine D’Urso and directed by Bruce Weber.

Bottega Veneta presents the third and final short film for the launch of the brand's first women's fragrance. This film features behind-the-scenes footage of the Bruce Weber shot advertising campaign, with Nine d'Urso, face of the Bottega Veneta fragrance, and commentary by Creative Director Tomas Maier.

Scroll down for more.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger: The New Face of London Fog

Nicole Scherzinger is the new face of clothing brand London Fog for Winter 2011 and Spring 2012 campaigns. Check out Nicole's ads below, plus some behind-the-scenes images:


Eva Longoria: Michelangelo Di Battista Photoshoot


Taio Cruz Premieres New Video: 'Hangover' feat. Flo Rida

After the massive success that was the Rokstarr album, Taio Cruz is back with new material. His upcoming album is entitled 'TY.O', a name that Taio Cruz came up with after having his first name mispronounced one too many times.  


Zara October 2011 Lookbook


Isabeli Fontana for Mango Fall Winter 2011/12


Fendi Resort 2012 Campaign - Model: Natasha Poly


Friday, October 21, 2011

TOM FORD Documentary: Watch Trailer and Clips

The long-awaited and highly anticipated Tom Ford documentary set to air on Opray Winfrey Network (OWN) will finally be shown on Sunday, October 23rd, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Take a look at the trailer and clips below:


Versace for H&M Collection and Campaign

“The collection for H&M is the essence of Versace. For the collaboration we’ve brought back from the archives, as well as from more recent collections, some of the icons of Versace, such as the bright prints, the Greek key and daring cuts. I can’t wait to see how H&M’s wide audience will make these pieces their own,” says Donatella Versace.

The Versace for H&M collection will be launched in 300 stores worldwide and online on November 17. Here's model Abbey Lee Kershaw for Versace for H&M Lookbook. Scroll down for campaign pics.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rihanna Premieres New Video: 'We Found Love'

Rihanna's new video We Found Love was shot in Northern Ireland and here's what she had to say about it: "We've never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I've ever done. Its all about love and love being like a drug… you definitely get that from this. The good feeling of it and the dangers of it. That’s what this video is about."


Freida Pinto for GQ India October 2011


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Vogue Germany November 2011


Kelly Rowland Premieres New Video: 'Down for Whatever'

Kelly Rowland has premiered the video for her new international single Down for Whatever, which comes only days after the debut of her new US video for the single Lay It On Me. Both songs are taken from Kelly's current album 'Here I Am'.


Nicole Scherzinger: New Video 'Try With Me'

Nicole Scherzinger has premiered her new video for the song Try With Me. This is the brand new single taken off Nicole's Killer Love album which also includes the hits Don't Hold Your Breath and Right There.


Coldplay Debut New Video: 'Paradise'

Coldplay's new video for the song Paradise comes only a few days before the new album release (October 24). Paradise is the second single taken from the Mylo Xyloto LP; the song is available on iTunes and fans can also stream for free the track Hurts Like Heaven.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Beyonce Premieres Yet Another Video: 'Love On Top'

As promised, Beyonce is filming videos for pretty much every song on her new album. That doesn't mean that every song is a single too, but they'll get played anyway. I don't know why or who is rushing Beyonce to put out all these videos NOW, but a little slowing down wouldn't hurt. They're flying by one after the other too fast and people don't really get a chance to enjoy them. At this rate, this album will be done by February.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rihanna: 'We Found Love' Behind-The-Scenes Video

Rihanna's new video We Found Love is set to premiere very soon, but until then we get a sneak peek. The video was shot in Northern Ireland and here's what Rihanna had to say about it: "We've never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I've ever done. Its all about love and love being like a drug… you definitely get that from this. The good feeling of it and the dangers of it. That’s what this video is about."